DRFA eligible state expenditure
REPA Fact Sheet 3
What is eligible state expenditure?
Eligible state expenditure is total state expenditure by ‘eligible undertakings’ for ‘eligible measures’ in relation to ‘eligible disasters’ that have occurred within a financial year that a state is claiming Commonwealth reimbursement for under these arrangements (For definitions, see ‘DRFA overview’).
What can be included as expenditure under DRFA Category B for essential public assets?
- Emergency works for essential public assets, including salaries and wages, and internal plant and equipment used for the emergency works
- Immediate reconstruction works for essential public assets, including salaries, wages, day labour hire, and internal plant and equipment used for the immediate reconstruction works
- Reconstructing essential public assets
- Expenditure on eligible measures for non-monetary assistance, including goods, waived revenue, free or subsidised services
- Amounts that a state has recovered or may recover from any source
- Amounts that a person is liable to reimburse to a state (including amounts attributable to GST)
- Amounts directly or indirectly receivable from the Commonwealth under a joint Commonwealth-state financial arrangement, or some other form of specific purpose financial assistance to a state
- Administrative expenditure a state would have been liable for, had the eligible disaster not occurred
- Core disaster response activities that are the responsibility of, and are budgeted for, by a state
- Amounts that have been transferred from a state to a department or other agency of the state government for possible expenditure on an eligible measure, but have not yet been spent by that department or agency
- Profit margins to an eligible undertaking.