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As a not-for-profit statutory authority, the NCA’s primary source of operating revenue is departmental appropriation from the Australian Government. In addition, the NCA generates regular revenue through property rentals, from processing works approval applications and from events held on National Land.
The NCA uses this funding to deliver one of its programs, National Capital Functions, including administration and overhead costs required to run the agency’s operations.
The NCA also receives funding from non- government entities or state and territory government agencies to facilitate construction activities on their behalf. Usually these projects relate to the construction of memorials and upgrades to assets in the National Capital. The funding received is accounted for in the NCA’s departmental operations.
The NCA receives administered appropriations to carry out activities on behalf of the Australian Government and to deliver its second program, National Capital Estate. These activities primarily involve the maintenance and operation of the National Capital Estate and construction, preservation and upgrade of assets in the National Capital. The NCA manages land for diplomatic use and collects rental income from embassies on the Australian Government’s behalf. The NCA also manages parking services within the National Capital Estate on the Australian Government’s behalf.