Note 30. Capital Works in Progress

Capital Works in Progress are assets being constructed over periods of time in excess of the present reporting period.  These assets often require extensive installation work or integration with other assets, and contrast with simpler assets that are ready for use when acquired, such as motor vehicles and equipment.  Capital Works in Progress are not depreciated as the Directorate is not currently deriving any economic benefits from them.

Assets, which are under construction in 2014-15, include hospital buildings, community health centres and computer software.

 

2015
$'000

2014
$'000

Building Works in Progressa

82,785

79,626

Plant and Equipment Works in Progressb

227

2,186

Computer Software Works in Progressc

48,687

65,914

Other Works in Progress

57

57

Total Capital Works in Progress

131,756

147,783

  1. The increase in building works in progress is a result of ongoing capital projects. These include the Calvary Public Hospital Car Park, the Secure Mental Health Unit, the University of Canberra Public Hospital, the Canberra Hospital Emergency Department expansion, various works throughout the Canberra Hospital campus and other capital upgrade projects.
  2. The decrease in plant and equipment works in progress is due to the completion of the Improving Critical Care Outreach and Training in the ACT and Southern NSW Project.  This project is to provide access to a range of visual and audio communication tools to assist in the decision making and provision of medical care for patients.
  3. The decrease in computer software works in progress is due to the implementation of several computer software projects including TCH eProcurement, Single Sign On/Rapid Access, TCH Priority Systems, My Shift eRostering, Renal Dialysis System, Clinical Portal Suites, Order Entry, Identity and Access Management, Radiology Information System Upgrade, Digital Mammography and Calvary Patient Administration System Integration.

Reconciliation of Capital Works in Progress

The following table shows the movement of Capital Works in Progress during 2014-2015.

 

Buildings
Works in
Progress
$’000

Plant and
Equipment
Works in
Progress
$’000

Computer
Software
Works in
Progress
$’000

Other
Works in
Progress
$’000

Total
$’000

Carrying Amount at 1 July 2014

79,626

2,186

65,914

57

147,783

Additions

55,434

8,163

8,613

-

72,210

Capital Works Expensed

(366)

(1,800)

-

-

(2,166)

Capital Works in Progress

   Completed and Transferred to

   Property, Plant and Equipment

(51,909)

(8,322)

(25,840)

 

(86,071)

Carrying Amount at 30 June 2015

82,785

227

48,687

57

131,756

Reconciliation of Capital Works in Progress

The following table shows the movement of Capital Works in Progress during 2013-14.

 

Buildings
Works in
Progress
$’000

Plant and
Equipment
Works in
Progress
$’000

Computer
Software
Works in
Progress
$’000

Other
Works in
Progress
$’000

Total
$’000

Carrying Amount at 1 July 2013

186,265

915

54,398

57

241,635

Additions

77,742

1,271

12,472

-

91,485

Capital Works Expensed

(711)

-

(956)

-

(1,667)

Capital Works in Progress

   Completed and Transferred to

   Property, Plant and Equipment

(183,670)

-

-

-

(183,670)

Carrying Amount at 30 June 2014

79,626

2,186

65,914

57

147,783