Annual report 2003-2004, Department of Corporate and Information Services
Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report 2003 - 2004
Northern Territory. Department of Corporate and Information Services
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Northern Territory. Department of Corporate and Information Services -- Periodical
Northern Territory Government
Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report; Annual report
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DCIS General Financial Statements 103 (g) Property, plant and equipment (Continued) Construction work in progress As part of Stage 1 of Working for Outcomes, Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment is responsible for managing general government capital works projects on a whole of Government basis. Therefore appropriation for most capital works is provided directly to the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment 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. Depreciation and amortisation 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, for the current year, are in accordance with the Treasurers Directions and are provided as follows: 2004 2003 Buildings 50 Years 50 Years Plant and equipment 10 Years 10 Years Computer equipment and software 4 Years 4 Years Assets are depreciated or amortised from the date of acquisition or, in respect of internally constructed assets, from the time an asset is completed and held ready for use. (h) Leased assets Leases under which the Agency assumes substantially all the risks and benefits of ownership are classified as finance leases. Other leases are classified as operating leases. Operating leases Operating lease payments made at regular intervals throughout the term are expensed when the payments are due, except where an alternative basis is more representative of the pattern of benefits to be derived from the lease property. (i) Payables Liabilities for trade creditors and other amounts payable are carried at cost which is the fair value of the consideration to be paid in the future for goods and services received, whether or not billed to the Agency. Trade creditors are normally settled within 30 days.
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