C.13 Strategic asset management

Assets managed

The Health Directorate managed assets with a total written down value of $707.919 million as at 30 June 2013, including:

Built property assets $620.485 million

Land $36.827 million

Plant and equipment $43.978 million

Leased plant and equipment $6.629 million.

The estimated replacement value of these assets was $1,419.47 million, of which property assets were $1,316.78 million. The following table lists the Health Directorate’s property assets.


The Canberra Hospital (TCH) campus Area m2   Health facilities Area m2
TCH Building 1—Tower Block 37,560   Belconnen Health Centre 3,800
TCH Building 2—Reception/Administration 5,950   Dickson Health Centre 490
TCH Building 3—Oncology/Aged Care/Rehab 17,390   Gungahlin Health Centre 2,608
TCH Building 3—Linear Accelerator 1,650   Phillip Health Centre 3,676
TCH Building 4—ANU Medical School 4,115   Tuggeranong Health Centre 4,524
TCH Building 5—Staff Training/Accommodation 8,230   Bruce—Arcadia House 467
TCH Building 6—Surgical Services/Offices 4,710   Bruce—Brian Hennessy House 3,719
TCH Building 7—Alcohol & Drug 1,260   Health Protection Services—Holder 1,600
TCH Building 8—Pain Management 660   Monash—Health Protection N/A
TCH Building 9—Accommodation 740   Lanyon Family Care Centre 194
TCH Building 10—Pathology 10,250   Ngunnawal Family Care Centre 215
TCH Building 11—Centenary Hospital
for Women and Children Stage 1
14,554   Weston—Independent Living Centre 1,143
TCH Building 12—Diagnostic & Treatment 18,870   Barton—Clare Holland House 1,600
TCH Building 13—Helipad Southern Car park 7,980   Curtin—QEII Family Centre 1,120
TCH Building 14—Child Care 627   Kambah—Step Up Step Down Unit 279
TCH Building 15—To be refurbished 2,020   Fadden—Karralika 534
TCH Building 22—Information Management 243   Isabella Plains—Karralika 1,400
TCH Building 23—Redevelopment Unit Offices 1,810   O’Connor—Mental Illness Fellowship 200
TCH Building 24— Health Administration Offices 1,332   Rivett—Burrangiri Respite Care Centre 1,054
TCH Building 25— Adult Acute Mental Health 5,436   Watson Hostel 2,431
TCH Building 26— Southern Car park 53,000   Paddy’s River—Mirowera 206
Gaunt Place Building 1—Dialysis Unit 871   Duffy—Cancer Patient Accommodation 319
Gaunt Place Building 2—RILU 688   Student Accommodation—Phillip (3 units) 276
Gaunt Place Buildings 3, 4, 5, 6 (Health Offices) 668   Student Accommodation—Belconnen (2 units) 220
Yamba Drive car park (Phillip Blk 7, Sec 1) N/A   Student Accommodation—Garran (1 unit) 117


During 2012‑13, no assets were removed from the asset register. The following assets were added to the register:

Gungahlin Health Centre

Student Accommodation (2 units)—Phillip and Garran

Step Up Step Down Unit—Kambah

As at 30 June 2013, the Health Directorate did not have any potentially surplus properties.

Assets maintenance and upgrade

Works were undertaken at properties throughout the Health Directorate’s portfolio in 2012‑13. Works completed in the reporting year were:

  • Canberra Hospital—provision of a four-bed observation unit in the Emergency Department
  • Canberra Hospital—provision of an additional ‘Hospital in the Home’ bed
  • Canberra Hospital—relocation of the discharge lounge to a larger and more convenient site on Level 2, Building 1
  • Canberra Hospital—modification of inpatient ensuites for disabled access on Ward 6B
  • Canberra Hospital—improvements to traffic safety on Hospital Road
  • Florey Child Health Clinic—air-conditioning upgrade
  • Karralika Fadden and Isabella Plains—building upgrades, including asbestos removal, heating unit replacement, pergola, fencing and drainage works
  • City Health Centre—soundproofing of counselling rooms.
  • Phillip Health Centre—replacement of air-conditioning chiller system.

Details of the capital works program are included in section C.14 of this report.

Property, plant and equipment are maintained to a high standard to meet health requirements. Expenditure on repairs and maintenance (excluding salaries) was $11.862 million, which represents 0.84 per cent of the replacement value.

Building audits

Ninety-six building condition assessments, hazardous materials audits and fire reports have been undertaken as part of a rolling three-year program to assess all buildings managed by the Health Directorate. These audits are used to inform the directorate’s ongoing asset management program. The condition audits assessed these properties as being in normal or average condition.

Office accommodation

The agency employs 6,540 staff, of whom 1,162 occupy office-style accommodation in the sites listed in the table below, at an average utilisation rate of 14.6 square metres (m2) per employee.


Location Property Owned/Leased Work points/staff
on 30 June 2013
Office area (m2) Utilisation rate m2 per employee
Civic 1 Moore Street Level 3 Leased 130 1,954 14.8
Civic 11 Moore Street Level 2&3 Leased 155 2,290 15.0
Civic 12 Moore Street Level 1* Leased n.a 447 n.a
Curtin Carruthers Street Leased 217 3,187 9.9
Garran TCH Building 2 Owned 54 808 15.0
Garran TCH Building 6 Owned 202 3,051 15.1
Garran TCH Building 12 Medical Records Owned 62 613 9.9
Garran TCH Building 22 Leased 23 243 10.6
Garran TCH Building 23 Owned 135 1,810 13.4
Garran TCH Building 24 Owned 62 1,332 19.7
Holder Health Protection Services Owned 75 1,163 15.5
Phillip 1 Bowes Place Leased 47 583 12.4


* Note: 12 Moore St is currently being fitted out for occupancy by 42 staff at a utilisation rate of 10.6 m2 per employee.

The other 5,378 staff work in non-office environments within the Health Directorate’s acute and non-acute facilities. Due to the clinical nature of these workplaces, the average area per employee is not applicable.