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Annual Report 2016-2017 Department of the Legislative Assembly



Annual Report 2016-2017 Department of the Legislative Assembly

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DEPARTMENT OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS For the year ended 30 June 2017 DLA Annual Report 2016-17 Page 42 Acquisitions All items of property, plant and equipment with a cost, or other value, equal to or greater than $10 000 are recognised in the year of acquisition and depreciated as outlined below. Items of property, plant and equipment below the $10 000 threshold are expensed in the year of acquisition. The construction cost of property, plant and equipment includes the cost of materials and direct labour, and an appropriate proportion of fixed and variable overheads. Complex Assets Major items of plant and equipment comprising a number of components that have different useful lives, are accounted for as separate assets. The components may be replaced during the useful life of the complex asset. Subsequent Additional Costs Costs incurred on property, plant and equipment subsequent to initial acquisition are capitalised when it is probable that future economic benefits in excess of the originally assessed performance of the asset will flow to the agency in future years. Where these costs represent separate components of a complex asset, they are accounted for as separate assets and are separately depreciated over their expected useful lives. Construction (Work in Progress) As part of the financial management framework, the Department of Infrastructure is responsible for managing general government capital works projects on a whole of Government basis. Therefore appropriation for all agency capital works is provided directly to the Department of Infrastructure and the cost of construction work in progress is recognised as an asset of that Department. Once completed, capital works assets are transferred to the agency. Revaluations and Impairment Revaluation of Assets Subsequent to initial recognition, assets belonging to the following classes of non-current assets are revalued with sufficient regularity to ensure that the carrying amount of these assets does not differ materially from their fair value at reporting date: land; buildings; infrastructure assets; and heritage and cultural assets. Plant and equipment are stated at historical cost less depreciation, which is deemed to equate to fair value. The latest revaluations as at 30 June 2016 were independently conducted. The valuer was Colliers International. Refer to Note 13: Fair Value Measurement of Non-Financial Assets for additional disclosures