This appendix references the appropriation programme expenditure 2014 - 2015 Table 2-12 on page 27 and provides additional information on the reason for the variances for each programme area’s expenditure as compared to budget allocations.
During 2014 - 2015, the TSRA operated under a programme structure which was focused on the delivery of outcomes and realisation of measurable benefits against the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area Regional Plan 2009 - 2029 and the Torres Strait Development Plan 2014 - 2018.
The 2014 - 2015 actual programme spend from appropriation totalled $55.238 million compared to a budget allocation of $55.537 million, resulting in a variance of $0.299 million or 0.54 per cent.
In the main, the variances can be attributed to changes in project phasing between financial years or under-expenditure in the grants projects due to the number of applications which are approved following the assessment process. The notes to Table 6-4 provide reasons for variances greater than two per cent between budget and actual.
The following programmes recorded variances between budget and actual.
|Appropriation Programme Variance between Budget and Actual, 2014 - 2015|
|Culture, Art and Heritage(1)||131||2.83|
|Governance and Leadership||76||1.40|
|(1) Minor variation (2.83 per cent) due to number and value of grant funding applications approved.
(2) Minor variation (2.62 per cent) due to phasing of activities from 2014 - 2015 to 2015 - 2016.
(3) Minor variation (2.50 per cent) due to number and value of grant funding applications approved.