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Australian Aid Programme — new activity management information system

Capital ($m)
2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
Australian Agency for International Development 4.8 - - -

The Government will provide $4.8 million in 2004-05 to the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) to implement a new activity management information system known as AidWorks. The system will improve AusAID’s ability to manage and track all of its contractual obligations.

AusAID will make efficiency savings in other areas to provide for the depreciation expenses of $1.2 million a year from 2005-06.

Bali Consulate-General — purchase of land and construction of a new chancery

Capital ($m)
2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 1.0 4.2 0.1 -

The Government is seeking to purchase land in 2003-04 for the construction of a new chancery in Bali and will commence construction in 2004-05. Negotiations on the land purchase are still in progress.

Both the land purchase and the chancery construction will be funded from the reserves held in the Overseas Property Special Account of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Consular services — information technology requirements

Capital ($m)
2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
Australian Trade Commission - - - -

The Government will provide $2.1 million over four years for the delivery of an information technology system to link consular and passport services in Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) offices with information systems managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

This measure will be fully funded through the reallocation of existing Austrade resources and involves funding of $1.5 million in 2004-05, $0.2 million in 2005-06, $0.2 million in 2006-07 and $0.2 million in 2007-08.

London High Commission — refurbishment

Capital ($m)
2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade -0.5 2.5 4.4 0.2

The Government will provide $6.6 million over four years for the refurbishment of the Australian High Commission in London.

This measure will be funded from reserves held in the Overseas Property Special Account in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. This measure incorporates a rescheduling of planned expenditure of $0.5 million from 2004-05 to later years.

Singapore Chancery — mid-life upgrade and refurbishment

Capital ($m)
2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 0.8 1.6 9.1 0.1

The Government will provide $11.6 million over four years for the mid-life upgrade and refurbishment of the chancery in Singapore. These works will reduce maintenance costs and improve the visual appearance and functionality of the chancery.

This measure will be funded from reserves held in the Overseas Property Special Account of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Stockholm Head of Mission residence — purchase

Capital ($m)
2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - - - -

The Government provided $3.1 million for the purchase of the existing Stockholm Head of Mission residence in 2003-04. This will ensure that Australia’s representational requirements will continue to be met. The property has now been purchased.

The purchase will be funded from reserves held in the Overseas Property Special Account of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Vientiane — construction of new chancery

Capital ($m)
2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 0.7 3.2 4.5 -

The Government will provide $8.4 million over three years for the construction of a new chancery in Vientiane, Laos.

This measure will be funded from reserves held in the Overseas Property Special Account of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


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