To assist schools with the administration and management of the tenancy of employee housing in rural and remote locations.
Funds are held in trust by the school for small maintenance actions on departmental accommodation.
Original approval minute in 1999, and subsequent budget approvals. Same document provided from the Appropriation web page is available from the Staff Housing site.
State Schools and Education Units where Local Accommodation Committee administration is conducted.
340 schools maximum.
Funds are administered by Regions which in turn allocate funds to schools. The total budget in 2016-17 is $588,566.
Notional Funding is allocated based on the number of residences, with some variation for remoteness based on Transfer Ratings, staff turnover, multi-tenancies and condition of facilities.
New Funds are provided where the funds have been expended appropriately and expenditure is coordinated with the Local Accommodation Committee, with the Principal of the school administering the funds as the accountable officer. Payments can be more than once per financial year.
It is expected that the funds will be used for the following items:
(a) mower and whipper snipper provision, repairs and replacement,
(b) mowing the lawns of vacant residences during vacations,
(c) reallocating departmental furniture within a centre,
(d) moving tenants within a centre where this move is at the request of the Local Accommodation Committee,
(e) provision of sets of master keys,
(f) small repairs to locks, doors and other small repairs to residences to facilitate resolution of tenancy issues,
(g) administrative resources support for the Local Accommodation Committees and the LAC Administrative Assistants where they are employed and
(h) cleaning and or small repairs of residences and yards prior to new tenancies or to minimise further damage,
i. where tenants have failed to clean or repair damage on vacate, or
ii. where existing tenants have failed to clean or repair after annual inspections and notice to remedy breach processeshave been followed, (all repairs other than minor repairs are to be referred to the Facilities Account Manager).
Individual regions manage these funds to ensure that expenditure and fund balances in schools are managed as efficiently as possible for the approved purpose and may expend funds directly as an alternative to appropriations to school.
|Number of residences||Region||As required|
|Detailed transaction listing||School||As required|
|Balance of funds||School||As required|
Funds are provided to schools on behalf of Local Accommodation Committees on an adhoc basis depending on needs and timing of data collection or reporting. Payments are included in the next available monthly school payment.
Schools do not need to apply for these funds. Local Accommodation Committees liaise with schools who administer these funds on behalf of the committees and regional officers as required to determine funding needs.
Should you require any further information, please contact your regional office as follows:
|Metropolitan||(07) 3422 8352|
|Central Queensland||(07) 4842 8300|
|South East||(07) 5656 6688|
|North Coast||(07) 3203 9000|
|North Queensland||(07) 4758 3222|
|Far North Queensland||(07) 4046 5222|
|Darling Downs South West||(07) 4616 3771|
This page was last reviewed on 17 Jan 2017