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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 7 Hansard (6 June) . . Page.. 2097..


User charges

(Question No 177)

Mr Humphries asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 4 June 2002:

(1) What is the quantum of user charges collected in the ACT for the current financial year as at 31 March 2002?

(2) Is the quantum of user charges collected as at 31 March 2002 greater or less than the estimates prepared for the 2001 ACT Budget?

(3) What has been the trend in the payment of user charges during the period between 1 October 2001 and 31 March 2002?

(4) How has this pattern of payment of user charges varied from the same period in the previous financial year?

(5) What has been the basis for any changes in the pattern of payments of user charges between this and the previous financial year?

Mr Quinlan: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

Please note: answers are written in respect of Consolidated Financial Statements for the General Government Sector

(1) The total amount of user charges collected in the ACT, as at 31 March 2002, was $143.1m. Of this, $16.1m was from ACT Government sources, and $127m was from Non-ACT Government sources.

(2) The 2001 ACT Budget forecast user charges, totalling $181.4m, to be recognised as revenue during the 2001-02 financial year. As at 31 March 2002, collections of $143.1m represented 79% of the original budget estimate (78% of the estimated outcome).

(3) Total user charges, as at 1 October 2001 was $43.9m. The average collection, per month, during the period 1 October 2001 to 31 March 2002 was $16.5m.

(4)

User Charges

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

2000-01

Month

17,447

13,698

12,448

18,520

16,540

20,082

YTD

62,725

76,424

88,872

107,392

123,932

144,014

% of Audited Outcome

32%

39%

45%

54%

63%

73%

2001-02

Month

16,270

16,302

12,181

15,260

23,256

15,860

YTD

60,203

76,505

88,686

103,946

127,201

143,062

% of Est Out

33%

41%

48%

56%

69%

78%

The above shows the pattern of user charges revenue is consistent between the two years.

(5) There is no material difference in the pattern of revenue between the two financial years.


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