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Vote Conservation

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Conservation (M16), Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations (M74)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Department of Conservation

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION: Minister of Conservation

Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Conservation is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2012/13 financial year covering the following:

  • working with communities to protect natural and historic resources ($15.116 million, 3% of the vote)
  • services to control weed and animal pests on lands administered by the department in relation to regional pest management strategies ($3.073 million, 1% of the vote)
  • the protection and conservation management of historic heritage ($5.955 million, 1% of the vote)
  • management of natural heritage including the maintenance, restoration and protection of ecosystems, habitats and species ($156.339 million, 35% of the vote)
  • recreational facilities and services, and the management of business concessions ($145.731 million, 33% of the vote)
  • policy advice, statutory planning, and services to ministers and statutory bodies ($9.073 million, 2% of the vote)
  • identification and implementation of protection for natural and historic places, management services of natural and historic places, ongoing management and maintenance of the Moutua Gardens Reserve, and funding for projects for the New Zealand Biodiversity funds ($32.276 million, 7% of the vote)
  • a total of $585,000 for assistance to the Southland District Council for additional community infrastructure arising from increased visitor numbers (1% of the vote)
  • a total of $4.818 million for other expenses to be incurred by the Crown (1% of the vote)
  • departmental capital expenditure of $59.066 million (13% of the vote)
  • non-departmental capital expenditure regarding crown land acquisitions, Milford flood protection and the purchase and development of reserves of $3.361 million (1% of the vote).

The Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations is responsible for a single appropriation in the Vote for the 2012/13 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of $9.561 million (2% of the vote) for other expenses to be incurred by the Crown.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 for Vote Conservation in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.

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