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

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other services to Ministers and other parties.

Scope of Appropriation

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.
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.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

2015/16
Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

12,02126612,287

Departmental Output Expenses

Policy Advice8,0211008,121
Statutory Planning, Services to Ministers and Statutory Bodies4,0001664,166

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

Revenue from the Crown

11,455(234)11,221
Policy Advice7,9211008,021
Statutory Planning, Services to Ministers and Statutory Bodies3,534(334)3,200

Revenue from Others

5665001,066
Policy Advice100-100
Statutory Planning, Services to Ministers and Statutory Bodies466500966

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $266,000 to $12.287 million for 2015/16 due to:

  • additional Statutory Planning revenue of $500,000 (increase)
  • expense transfers of $334,000 from 2015/16 to 2016/17 as a result of delays in public iwi consultation and engaging longer term with related sectors (decrease), and
  • additional Policy Advice funding for the Pike River Memorial Track and visitor assets of $100,000 (increase).
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