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Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA)

Financial statistics
Net cost of providing services: $87 million
Revenues from SA Government: $105 million
Total property, plant and equipment: $112 million
Total cash: $156 million
Number of FTEs: 871.28

Significant events and transactions
  • $84 million was received from the Commonwealth for the South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program (SARMS) and $68.1 million was paid in SARMS grants.
  • $38 million in advances and grants was received by the South Australian Research and Development Institute.
  • $20 million was received from the Commonwealth for the Drought Concessional Loans Scheme and Drought Recovery Concessional Loans Scheme.
  • $17.6 million was paid in Regional Development Fund grants.
  • PIRSA received the Lincoln Marine Science Centre, valued at $9.2 million, free of charge from The Flinders University of South Australia.

Financial statement opinion

Financial controls opinion
Key issues:
  • Inconsistent review of key payroll reports
  • Some human resources delegations were not updated
  • The management of user access to Basware and PIIMS could be improved
  • Some grant variations were not approved in line with delegations
  • Policies and procedures need to be updated or established for a number of systems