Case Study A2: Green leasing
During the year the Department continued its strategic positioning with respect to its lease holdings in Canberra, Sydney and Adelaide.
In Canberra, building on work undertaken in 2005-06, the Department finalised two major leases to consolidate its lease holding into a single foot print in adjoining buildings. The new leases will expire in June 2017 for the buildings at 62 Northbourne Avenue (Investa) and 111 Alinga Street (Multiplex).
Both leases provide for a significant investment by Investa and Multiplex in their respective buildings in the latest technology and infrastructure that enable the Department to take advantage of improvements that provide for a reduction on the Department's impact on the environment.
The leases each incorporate a Green Lease Schedule that commits to environmental outcomes intended to achieve a rating of at least 4.5 in line with the Government's Energy Efficiency in Government Operations (EEGO) policy.