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APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister for Land Information (M44), Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations (M74), Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration (M85)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Land Information New Zealand

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER 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 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • approximately $143 million on the management and protection of Crown land, making geographic information usable and accessible and protecting New Zealand's property rights
  • a total of $3 million on expenses to assist government decision making around foreign ownership
  • approximately $1 million for capital expenditure for the purchase or development of departmental assets
  • a total of $2 million for managing contaminated sites and forestry operations on Crown land
  • a total of $108 million on other expenses, the majority of which relates to proceeds from sale of New Zealand Transport Agency properties being distributed back to NZTA, and
  • just over $1 million to acquire land on behalf of the Crown
  • a total of $480 million on multi-year capital expenses, to be used for land tenure reform acquisitions.

The Minister for Land Information is also responsible for Crown revenue and receipts in the Vote for the 2015/16 financial year covering the following:

  • a total forecast of $78 million in departmental third party revenue, the majority of which relates to the survey and title system
  • a total forecast of $115 million for non-tax revenue, the majority of which relates to proceeds from the sale of New Zealand Transport Agency properties, and
  • a total of $105 million in capital receipts relating to Land Tenure review and property sales.

The Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations is responsible for one appropriation in the Vote of $10 million for purchase of assets for possible use in future Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

The Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration is responsible for one appropriation in the Vote of $59 million for the purchase, clearance, maintenance and management of land affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

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