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Environment Protection Authority (EPA)

Financial statistics
Net assets: $20.1 million
   
Net revenue from providing services: $5.6 million
   
Total comprehensive result: ($674 000)
   
Number of FTEs: 209.8

Significant events and transactions
  • Solid waste levy rates increased 10% from 1 July 2015.
  • $22 million of solid waste levies was transferred to the Waste to Resources Fund (Zero Waste SA).
  • Surplus cash of $6.3 million was returned to the SA Government under the cash alignment policy.
  • $2.2 million was transferred from capital works in progress to intangible assets to capitalise costs for five of the six Licensing Administration Modernisation Project components.

Financial statement opinion
Unmodified

Financial controls opinion
Modified
Key risks:
  • Bona fide reports were not reviewed and certified for the period February to April 2016
  • A large number of incomplete and unapproved TimeWise attendance records
  • Reconciliation of TimeWise leave transactions with CHRIS payroll system leave records had not been performed since December 2015
  • The EPA had not signed a tenancy agreement with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure for its Netley premises and had not renewed its memorandum of understanding with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources for corporate and financial services
  • The majority of the EPA’s purchase card holders do not have contract authorisation delegation