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Vote Conservation

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Conservation (M16), Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations (M74)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Department of Conservation

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION: Minister of Conservation

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections

Annual and Permanent Appropriations

2015/16
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation TypeEstimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

Conservation with the Community (M16)

This appropriation is limited to public awareness and educational services, and growing conservation through building partnerships with others, including iwi, councils, community groups, businesses, and individuals.
31,89610732,003

Crown Contribution to Regional Pest Management (M16)

This appropriation is limited to delivery of services to control weed and animal pests on lands administered by the Department of Conservation to meet statutory good neighbour obligations and negotiated outcomes of regional pest management plans.
3,291-3,291

Management of Historic Heritage (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the protection and conservation management of historic heritage.
7,557(468)7,089

Management of Natural Heritage (M16)

This appropriation is limited to maintaining, restoring and protecting ecosystems, habitats and species.
159,07728,800187,877

Management of Recreational Opportunities (M16)

This appropriation is limited to recreational facilities and services, and the management of business concessions.
141,7076,639148,346

Total Departmental Output Expenses

343,52835,078378,606

Departmental Capital Expenditure

Department of Conservation - Capital Expenditure PLA (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Department of Conservation, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
52,566(17,565)35,001

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

52,566(17,565)35,001

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Community Conservation Partnerships Fund (M16)

This appropriation is limited to grants: for community groups and private landowners to undertake work on public and private land; to provide private land managers with information and advice, or assistance with pest and weed control, fencing and other biodiversity management actions; and to support community biodiversity restoration initiatives.
7,2097817,990

Management Services - Natural and Historic Places (M16)

This appropriation is limited to management services for properties with historical or natural significance, including maintenance work, access for the public and management advice on covenanted properties.
1,8621151,977

Moutoa Gardens/Pakaitore (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the ongoing management and maintenance of the Moutoa Gardens Reserve.
23-23

Stewart Island Infrastructure (M16)

This appropriation is limited to assistance to the Southland District Council for additional community infrastructure arising from increased visitor numbers on Stewart Island.
415(365)50

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

9,50953110,040

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Compensation Payments (M16)

This appropriation is limited to making obligatory compensation payments: when esplanade reserves are created, and upon vesting of coastal marine areas in the Crown.
60-60

Depreciation - Crown Property, Plant and Equipment (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the depreciation on Crown property, plant and equipment on Crown land administered by the Department of Conservation.
1,004-1,004

Impairment of Public Conservation Land (M74)

This appropriation is limited to the impairment in value of Public Conservation land to be transferred to iwi as part of Treaty of Waitangi Settlements.
505,4055,455

Loss on Disposal of Crown Property, Plant and Equipment (M16)

This appropriation is limited to losses incurred on the disposal of Crown property, plant and equipment.
600-600

Matauranga Maori Fund (M16)

This appropriation is limited to making grants to support initiatives to protect traditional Maori knowledge relating to NZ's indigenous biodiversity.
724(22)702

Payment of Rates on Properties for Concessionaires (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the payment of rates: on reserves; conservation areas that are used for private or commercial purposes; and for services provided by a local authority.
839-839

Provision for Bad and Doubtful Debts (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the write-off of debts relating to Crown Revenue.
100-100

Subscriptions to International Organisations (M16)

This appropriation is limited to meeting annual subscriptions to international conservation organisations.
405-405

Vesting of Reserves (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the costs incurred in vesting Crown reserves in third parties, and Crown contributions towards the purchase of reserves by third parties.
650-650

Waikaremoana Lakebed Lease (M16)

This appropriation is limited to payments made under the Lake Waikaremoana Act 1971 for the lease of the lakebed and foreshore for conservation purposes.
241-241

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

4,6735,38310,056

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Crown Land Acquisitions (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of property for the Conservation Estate.
2,0006002,600

Purchase and Development of Reserves (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of conservation land, including the purchase of reserves, and any associated administration costs as provided for under the Reserves Act 1977.
1,8002,2764,076

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

3,8002,8766,676

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Identification and Implementation of Protection for Natural and Historic Places MCA (M16)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support the protection for natural and historic places.
26,368(7,102)19,266
Non-Departmental Output Expenses
Legal Protection Queen Elizabeth II
This category is limited to identification and implementation of protection of biodiversity on private land.
3,4122003,612
Nature Heritage Fund
This category is limited to the identification and implementation of protection of indigenous ecosystems on private land.
5,527(59)5,468
Nga Whenua Rahui
This category is limited to the identification and implementation of protection of indigenous ecosystems on Maori land.
9,872(1,611)8,261
South Island Landless Natives Act
This category is limited to the identification and implementation of protection of indigenous ecosystems in Maori ownership on South Island Landless Natives Act (SILNA) land.
7,557(5,632)1,925

Policy Advice, Statutory Planning, and Services to Ministers and Statutory Bodies MCA (M16)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other services to Ministers and other parties.
12,02126612,287
Departmental Output Expenses
Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to conservation.
8,0211008,121
Statutory Planning, Services to Ministers and Statutory Bodies
This category is limited to statutory planning and the provision of services to Ministers (other than policy decision making responsibilities) and statutory bodies to enable them to discharge their portfolio and responsibilities.
4,0001664,166

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

38,389(6,836)31,553

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

452,46519,467471,932

Capital Injection Authorisations

2015/16
Estimates Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates Budget
$000
Total Budget
$000
Department of Conservation - Capital Injection (M16)10,80074111,541
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