Function VF 213
Buildings, government (management)
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    The centralised management, maintenance and cleaning of accommodation occupied by government departments and agencies (whether in owned or leased premises) and courts. Note that some departments and many statutory authorities provide for their own accommodation management.

  • Do not use this Function for
    Government employee housing;
    Outfitting offices for government use;
    Ownership of government buildings;
    Management of government buildings outside central government;
    Management of schools, public hospitals, railway stations, prisons and gaols, public housing;
    State Library, Museum of Victoria,

 
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Background

No research has yet been undertaken into the role of the Public Works Department in the supervision of public buildings and the way in which the Department exercised its responsibility for public works.

It is clear that the civil establishment of the Department always included a very significant number of architects, engineers, draftsmen and inspectors who together were responsible for supervision of all public works and buildings..

It is also apparent that most of this work was undertaken by contractors but the role and responsibility of the Department in the letting and supervision of contracts is yet to be researched.

In 1985 the Minister for Property and Services (VRG 69) became responsible for the Property and Services Division which was transferred from the Public Works Department (VA 669) to the Department of Property and Services (VA 430). From 1991 the function was transferred to the Department of Finance and from 1995 the Department of Treasury and Finance and is currently administered by the Victorian Government Property Group within that Department.
 
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    Crown lands (government) VF 310
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    Public works VF 404
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- 1985 Public Works Department (previously the Department of the Commissioner of Public Works) VA 669
1985 - 1991 Department of Property and Services VA 430
1991 - 1995 Department of Finance (previously known as Ministry of Finance 1991-1992) VA 3016
1995 - cont Department of Treasury and Finance VA 3745
 
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- 1985 Public Works VRG 28
1985 - 1991 Property and Services VRG 69
1991 - cont Finance VRG 100