Actual results versus budget targets

The following information provides a comparison of the financial targets and outcomes against criteria included in the Resource Agreement between the Chief Executive Officer, the Minister for Transport and the Treasurer.

  2016-2017 Actual results versus budget targets

  2016-17 Target
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2016-17 Actual
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Total cost of services. 394,302 413,723 19,421 1
Net cost of services. 57,742 87,747 30,005 2
Total equity. 776,238 719,571 (56,667) 3
Net increase/(decrease) in cash held. 21,818 (4,635) (26,454) 4
Approved full time equivalent (FTE). 1,374 1,350 24 5


These notes should be read in conjunction with the Explanatory Statement to the Financial Statements.

Note 1: Total cost of services

The total cost of services exceeded estimates primarily due to the On-demand Transport Reform that provided transition assistance and hardship funds to taxi owners impacted by the reform; a net land revaluation decrement recognised as an expense; and impairment losses to intangible assets mainly associated with the cancellation of the Australia Post Office contract.

Note 2: Net cost of services

In addition to the higher expenditure resulting from the taxi industry reform, the land revaluation decrement and impairment losses, lower than anticipated revenue primarily from Driver and Vehicle Services and taxi licence fees and charges contributed to the higher net cost of service.

Note 3: Total equity

Lower than expected total equity is a result of an accumulated surplus decrease reflecting the impact of an unfavourable operating result in 2017.

Note 4: Net increase/(decrease) in cash held

The higher than estimated net decrease in cash held is predominantly due to the On-demand Transport Reform and downturn in user fees and charges revenue.

Note 5: Approved FTE

The actual paid FTE is lower than the target, primarily due to a concerted effort by the Department to lower the organisation's leave liability.

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