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Department of Construction and Infrastructure annual report 2010-2011



Department of Construction and Infrastructure annual report 2010-2011


Northern Territory. Department of Construction and Infrastructure


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Northern Territory Government

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Department of Construction and Infrastructure annual report; Annual Report



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Department of Infrastructure

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Department of Planning and Infrastructure

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Northern Territory Government



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CONSTRUCTION DIVISION Department of Construction and Infrastructure Financial Report 2010-2011 106 Rendering of Services Revenue from rendering services is recognised by reference to the stage of completion of the contract. The revenue is recognised when: the amount of revenue, stage of completion and transaction costs incurred can be reliably measured; and it is probable that the economic benefits associated with the transaction will flow to the entity. Interest Revenue Interest revenue is recognised as it accrues, taking into account the effective yield on the financial asset. Disposal of Assets A gain or loss on disposal of assets is included as a gain or loss on the date control of the asset passes to the buyer, usually when an unconditional contract of sale is signed. The gain or loss on disposal is calculated as the difference between the carrying amount of the asset at the time of disposal and the net proceeds on disposal. Refer also to note 3. Contributions of Assets Contributions of assets and contributions to assist in the acquisition of assets, being non-reciprocal transfers, are recognised, unless otherwise determined by Government, as gains when the Agency obtains control of the asset or contribution. Contributions are recognised at the fair value received or receivable. j) Depreciation and Amortisation Expense Items of property, plant and equipment, including buildings but excluding land, have limited useful lives and are depreciated or amortised using the straight-line method over their estimated useful lives. Amortisation applies in relation to intangible non-current assets with limited useful lives and is calculated and accounted for in a similar manner to depreciation. The estimated useful lives for each class of asset are in accordance with the Treasurers Directions and are determined as follows: 2011 2010 Plant and Equipment 3 - 15 Years 3 - 15 Years Computer Equipment and Software 3 - 5 Years 3 - 5 Years Transport Equipment 3 - 15 Years 3 - 15 Years Assets are depreciated or amortised from the date of acquisition or from the time an asset is completed and held ready for use. k) Interest Expense Interest expenses include interest and finance lease charges. Interest expenses are expensed in the period in which they are incurred. l) Cash and Deposits For the purposes of the Balance Sheet and the Cash Flow Statement, cash includes cash on hand, cash at bank and cash equivalents. Cash equivalents are highly liquid short-term investments that are readily convertible to cash. m) Receivables Receivables include accounts receivable and other receivables and are recognised at fair value less any allowance for impairment losses. The allowance for impairment losses represents the amount of receivables the Agency estimates are likely to be uncollectible and are considered doubtful. Analyses of the age of the receivables that are past due as at the reporting date are disclosed in an aging schedule under credit risk in Note 14 Financial Instruments. Reconciliation of changes in the allowance accounts is also presented. Accounts receivable are generally settled within 30 days and other receivables within 30 days. n) Property, Plant and Equipment 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. NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS For the year ended 30 June 2011 NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS For the year ended 30 June 2011

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