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A MUSICAL VOYAGE - Royal Australian Navy

A MUSICAL VOYAGE - Royal Australian Navy

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- 36 - Facilities 28. A purpose built band facility has been modernised in Irwin Barracks, Perth. Ample space exists for rehearsal, storage and administration. There are no further facilities costs associated with this proposal and the complex within Irwin Barracks is presently under-utilised. 29. When the band complex was refitted in 1999, additional band equipment was also prepositioned there so there will be no costs associated with the removal or provision of additional band equipment. Accommodation 30. Using the 2001 Ready Reckoner (Navy Group) General Costs – Variable, Column 9, to compare housing costs in Sydney South and Cerberus with Perth, there is a considerable saving in each rank as follows: 20 1 x Petty Officer (Cerberus) $6607 Petty Officer (Perth) $3476 Saving $ 3131 3 x Leading Seaman (Sydney) $11214 Leading Seaman (Perth) $2589 Saving $25875 1 x Leading Seaman (Cerberus) $6217 Leading Seaman (Perth) $2589 Saving $ 3628 13 x Able Seaman (Sydney) $6070 Able Seaman (Perth) $1786 Saving $55692 1 x Able Seaman (Cerberus) $4282 Able Seaman (Perth) $1786 Saving $ 2496 This has the potential for an annual total saving of $90,822. 31. The Grand Total Variable Costs at Column 13 of the Ready Reckoner also reveal a saving as follows: 1 x Petty Officer (Cerberus) $79302 Petty Officer (Perth) $76962 Saving $ 2340 3 x Leading Seaman (Sydney) $80516 Leading Seaman (Perth) $70571 Saving $29835 1 x Leading Seaman (Cerberus) $73624 Leading Seaman (Perth) $70571 Saving $ 3053 13 x Able Seaman (Sydney) $66095 Able Seaman (Perth) $61321 Saving $62062 1 x Able Seaman (Cerberus) $63698 Able Seaman (Perth) $61321 Saving $ 2377 This has the potential for an additional annual total saving of $99,667. 21 Removals 32. The generic relocation cost from east to west is $12770. 22 For 19 personnel, the total relocation cost would be $242,630. This initial cost would be recouped in less than two years from the reduction in housing costs and Grand Total Variable Costs, which would then become a recurring annual saving. However, the requirement to move 19 people from the East Coast can be reduced by implementing a geographic recruitment strategy in Western Australia during stage three of the implementation plan. 23 Four recruit targets from Western Australia are achievable. Therefore, anticipated full removal costs will be for 15 people giving a total relocation cost of $191,550. 24 20 Members with Dependents assumed. 21 This does include accommodation. 22 Figures supplied by the Posting Turbulence Review Team. 23 Natural attrition, 10.17 % for FY 01/02, will keep East Coast numbers within position allowance levels. 24 Removal costs for Initial Indoctrination Training at HMAS Cerberus should be minimal. Royal Australian Navy Band: A Musical Voyage

- 37 - Reunion and Recreational Leave Travel 33. Not expected to impact significantly, as given the tenure of the postings and the unique nature of band duties, most personnel would be married accompanied. If the same ratio as applied to housing was applied to leave travel, then four personnel could incur recreational leave travel costs and an estimate would be in the order of $8000 annually. 25 Command and Control 34. Basically, the detachment will be a lodger unit of HMAS Stirling for personnel and divisional matters, while the Maritime Command will retain operational control managed by the Director of Music—Navy. 26 This is similar to the current arrangements in New South Wales and Victoria. Travel and Subsistence 35. There will be travel and subsistence (T&S) costs associated with a detachment in Western Australia of approximately $50,000; but these will be offset by a corresponding reduction for 19 East Coast personnel. Additionally, three deployments by the Melbourne detachment were undertaken to Western Australia over the past 16 months at a total cost of $70K, with two additional planned to support returning ships from OP SLIPPER during FY 02/03 at $45,000. This saving would also be used to offset T&S funding in Western Australia. Unfortunately, there is no anecdotal evidence in Western Australia on which to base estimates for other than the current reserve detachment, but similar to the other permanent detachments, resources would be allotted against a priority of internal and external commitments formulated under the National Band Program. Local Area Network 36. The band complex in Perth will require no further action or expenditure. Transport 37. Transport for the local reserve detachment is already provided under existing contract provisions within HMAS Stirling and via self-drive vehicles. The contract may need to be amended in due course depending on the frequency of new detachments requirement. There are no available estimates of additional costs associated with the proposal at this time. There will be a corresponding reduction in transport use in Sydney. Utilities 38. Costs associated with phone and electricity have been difficult to assess but are considered minimal in the overall costs of the proposal. The existing band complex is manned and operational every day so power and phones are already in full use. There will be a corresponding reduction in use in Sydney. 39. As this proposal is a redistribution of band assets, all manpower and additional resources including transport, power, phones and accommodation have an offset or saving from within the Sydney detachment. COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS 40. A summary of the cost benefit analysis is shown at Annex A. 41. A summary of cost is shown at Annex B. SUMMARY OF COSTS 25 Two return airfares PA @ $1000 x 4 personnel = $8000 26 The Commanding Officer, HMAS Stirling, has acknowledged the line of command, control and tasking. Royal Australian Navy Band: A Musical Voyage

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