Australian Electoral Commission’s electoral and election management systems — replacement
|Australian Electoral Commission||5.3||2.6||1.7||2.6|
|Related expense ($m)|
|Australian Electoral Commission||1.7||0.6||-1.2||-1.3|
The Government will provide $17.4 million over six years (including $1.9 million in 2009-10 and $1.0 million in 2010-2011), of which $2.3 million will be expense funding.
The funding will enable the Australian Electoral Commission to replace its Roll Management System and Election Management System. The new IT systems will maintain the integrity of the electoral rolls and the electoral process, and improve the timeliness of election results. The redeveloped systems will result in reduced expenses from 2007-08, reflecting lower mainframe costs and more efficient development and maintenance.
Capital expenditure of $5.7 million will be funded from within the existing resources of the Australian Electoral Commission.
Enhanced budget information system — savings
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The Government will achieve a capital saving of $4.0 million in 2004-05 (and reduced depreciation funding of $0.8 million per year from 2005-06) as a result of successful negotiations with a preferred supplier for the provision of system development, implementation and support services for the enhanced budget information system.
The reduction in depreciation does not impact on the fiscal balance.
Royal Australian Mint buildings — refurbishment
|Department of Finance and Administration||4.0||17.9||3.2||-|
|Department of the Treasury||1.5||8.5||6.1||-|
|Related revenue ($m)|
|Department of Finance and Administration||-||-||-||0.9|
The Government will provide $41.2 million over three years to enable the Department of the Treasury as lessee, and the Department of Finance and Administration (Finance) as owner, to refurbish the Royal Australian Mint buildings. The Mint buildings, purpose built in 1965, are a significant landmark and are used to produce Australia’s coinage. The buildings have not had any major upgrade works since their construction.
The refurbishment will address occupational health and safety requirements, improve the buildings’ energy efficiency and enable the Mint to meet its functional requirements more effectively, including upgrading the commercial office area, manufacturing and production environments, and the contemporary education and visitor gallery.
The refurbishment will also result in better space utilisation, enabling the smaller of the two buildings to be leased to new tenants. The additional net rent revenue from leasing will have a positive impact on the Budget of $0.9 million in 2008-09.