Agency un­der­spends

Countryman - - NEWS -

The new WA De­part­ment of Pri­mary In­dus­tries and Re­gional De­vel­op­ment un­der­spent by $60 mil­lion in its first year as a su­per-agency.

The $60 mil­lion gap was be­cause of lower spend­ing on var­i­ous Roy­al­ties for Re­gions projects, in­clud­ing grants from the Agri­cul­tural Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions In­fra­struc­ture Improve­ment Fund, which are now ex­pected to be made in 2018-19 and be­yond. Sav­ings in­cluded $45.4 mil­lion down to project un­der­spends, $6.8 mil­lion salaries and $7.8 mil­lion in de­pre­ci­a­tion.

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