Legislative Council: Tuesday, November 28, 2023


Primary Industries and Regions Department

In reply to the Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) ().1 November 2023).

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries): I am advised the Department of Primary Industries and Regions CBD office will be moving from its current location at 25 Grenfell Street to levels 20 and 21, 11 Waymouth Street. The relocation is estimated to occur in mid-January 2024.

The lease at 25 Grenfell Street expires on 31 January 2024, with discussions held in early 2022 with Department for Infrastructure and Transport to either renew the lease at 25 Grenfell Street or to relocate to other premises within the Adelaide CBD. The Department of Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) are the leasing agency for state government.

In April 2023, a relocation to 11 Waymouth Street was approved for all CBD staff currently at 25 Grenfell Street and of a small number of staff from the Biosecurity SA division at Glenside.

The annual rent costs for 25 Grenfell Street are currently $2.2 million per year. The initial annual net rent for 11 Waymouth Street will be $1.661 million indexed accordingly. The financial analysis of the lease costs shows approximated operating savings of $6.3 million over the 10-year term of the lease.