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Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR)

Financial statistics
Net cost of providing services: $135.5 million
Total appropriation: $156.1 million
Employee benefits expenses: $160.6 million
   
Property, plant and equipment: $574 million
   
Number of FTEs: 1609.8

Significant events and transactions
  • Land revaluation resulted in an adjustment of $48.9 million.
  • A $22.1 million lease incentive was recognised for DEWNR’s new CBD accommodation.
  • The Save the River Murray levy was abolished on 1 July 2015.
  • A $553.9 million adjustment for unallotted Crown land not previously recognised was made in the Statement of Administered Financial Position.
  • There was a $27.6 million movement in joint operation assets in the Statement of Administered Financial Position.

Financial statement opinion
Unmodified

An emphasis of matter was included in the financial report opinion relating to the $553.9 million unallotted Crown land error correction in the administered financial statements.


Financial controls opinion
Modified
Key issues:
  • A large number of old reconciling items on the bank reconciliation
  • Financial authorisation limits approved in January 2016 were not input in the Basware system until May 2016
  • Quarterly reviews of Basware user access and financial authorisation limits not completed since November 2015
  • A large number of incomplete and unapproved TimeWise attendance records
  • Reconciliation of TimeWise leave transactions with CHRIS payroll system leave records not performed for some branches and regions since July 2013