C.13 Strategic asset management
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.
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.
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.
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|
|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.