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Vote Lands

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister for Land Information (M44)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Land Information New Zealand

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR LAND INFORMATION NEW ZEALAND: Minister for Land Information

Overview of the Vote

The Minister for Land Information is responsible for appropriations in Vote Lands for the 2012/13 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of just under $3 million for policy advice about land information and ministerial support
  • a total of over $7 million for standards and quality assurance for the regulation of (i) Crown property management, acquisition and disposal; (ii) property valuation for rating purposes; (iii) the collection, authorisation, management and dissemination of information associated with the lands rights register, geodetic and cadastral survey reference systems, and topographic and hydrographic information systems
  • a total of nearly $3 million for provision of advice and decisions regarding overseas investment in New Zealand
  • a total of just under $66 million for services associated with the collection, authorisation, management and dissemination of land information
  • a total of just under $19 million for the delivery of Crown property management, acquisition and disposal services
  • a total of just under $3 million for the Oceans Survey 20/20 programme
  • a total of just under $2 million for the administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board
  • a total of $500,000 for remedial work on Crown and private land and property
  • a total of just over $20 million on other expenses to be incurred by the Crown, including (i) a total of $17 million to pay New Zealand Transport Agency the equivalent of what the Crown has received from the sales of Transit properties; (ii) a total of just over $1 million for the payment of rates on Crown-owned land; (iii) a total of almost $1 million for the investigation and resolution of land related liabilities administered by the department; and (iv) other expenses including the loss on disposal of properties arising from Crown obligations, management of Crown forest properties, bad and doubtful debts, depreciation of buildings on Crown land, and the payment of leasehold liabilities on residual surplus government accommodation administered by the Department
  • a total of $1 million for Crown capital expenditure for the purchase of properties to meet Crown obligations
  • a total of just over $6 million for departmental capital expenditure on property, plant, equipment and intangible assets, and
  • a total of nearly $11 million for capital expenditure on the acquisition of lessees' interests in pastoral leases (through a multi-year appropriation).

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

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