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February 2008 report to the Legislative Assembly



February 2008 report to the Legislative Assembly


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Auditor-General for the Northern Territory February 2008 Report 163 Territory Wildlife Parks cont Financial analysis Abridged Income Statement 2007 2006 $000 $000 Revenue from ordinary activities (excl CSO) 2,588 1,948 Less expenses from ordinary activities Employee Expenses (5,761) (5,359) Depreciation and amortisation (1,461) (1,465) Other expenses (4,896) (5,021) Total expenses from ordinary activities (12,118) (11,845) Net deficit before CSO (9,530) (9,897) Community Service Obligation funding 7,830 7,817 Net deficit (1,700) (2,080) The increase in revenue from ordinary activity is attributed mainly to an increased number of visitors to both parks. The number of visitors to the Alice Springs Desert Park increased by 11,113 or 15.5%, while the Berry Springs Park experienced an increase of 3,773 visitors or 5.7% when compared to the previous year. Total expenses, other than depreciation and payroll related expenses, decreased by 2.5% or $125,000 for the year. The principal factors affecting expenses were: marketing and promotion, which decreased by 15.4% or $42,000 from previous year; workers compensation insurance, which decreased by 40.0% or $62,148 from previous year; and equipment expenses, which decreased by 55.7% or $86,696. Salaries and other employee benefit expenses, as the major expense class for the Parks, increased by 7.5%. Depreciation expense remained constant when compared to the previous year.

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