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Sustainable Economic Development and Trade (M87)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose for this appropriation is to efficiently manage New Zealand's primary production and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Animal Welfare Education and Enforcement
This category is limited to education and enforcement intended to improve animal welfare in New Zealand.
Aquaculture
This category is limited to implementing aquaculture policy advice, supporting and monitoring the growth of the aquaculture industry.
Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring
This category is limited to informing, assisting, directing and enforcing adherence to New Zealand fisheries laws.
Fisheries Management
This category is limited to implementing ministerial decisions on sustainability and management controls for New Zealand fisheries.

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Fisheries Quota Shares and ACE Administration Costs
This category is limited to the administration of the sale of Crown Quota Shares and Annual Catch Entitlement (ACE).

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

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

Total Appropriation

64,455(2,961)61,494

Departmental Output Expenses

Animal Welfare Education and Enforcement8,978(528)8,450
Aquaculture4,952(287)4,665
Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring38,251(370)37,881
Fisheries Management12,250(1,776)10,474

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Fisheries Quota Shares and ACE Administration Costs24-24

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

Revenue from the Crown

62,434(3,817)58,617
Animal Welfare Education and Enforcement8,965(534)8,431
Aquaculture4,944(295)4,649
Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring36,779(833)35,946
Fisheries Management11,746(2,155)9,591

Revenue from Others

1,9978562,853
Animal Welfare Education and Enforcement13619
Aquaculture8816
Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring1,4724631,935
Fisheries Management504379883

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

2015/16
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Completion of quarterly reports

New measureAchievedAchieved

The Ministry for Primary Industries will assess the performance of this appropriation by quarterly monitoring of the outputs produced by this MCA. The individual performance measures for this MCA are listed below in the relevant categories.

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed

2015/16
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

Animal Welfare Education and Enforcement

This category is intended to achieve improvements in the education and enforcement of New Zealand's animal welfare laws and regulations

Percentage of priority 1 (Grade 1 - significant/acute) complaints are recorded and responded to within 24 hours

New measure100%100%

Percentage of agreed animal welfare education initiatives progressed as per the 'Safeguarding our Animals, Safeguarding our Reputation' programme

New measure100%100%

Percentage of complex investigations completed within legislative requirements

New measure100%100%

Percentage of non complex investigations completed within 6 months

New measure100%100%

Percentage of complaints received are recorded and responded to within agreed timeframes

95%Measure withdrawnExpired measure

By June 2020, MPI aims to reduce the rate of re-offending by 20% from where it was at June 2013

15%Measure withdrawnExpired measure

Percentage of the milestones met for the review and development of Codes of Welfare in accordance with the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) work programme agreed by the Minister

80%Measure withdrawnExpired measure

Percentage of complex investigations completed within legislative requirements and meet prima facie test

100%Measure withdrawnExpired measure

Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring

This category is intended to achieve the adherence to New Zealand fisheries laws

Percentage of serious offenders do not reoffend within the next year

New measure95%95%

Percentage of complex investigations completed within legislative requirements

New measure100%100%

Percentage of non complex investigations completed within 6 months

New measure100%100%

By June 2020, MPI aims to reduce the rate of re-offending by 20% from where it was at June 2013

20%Measure withdrawnExpired measure

Percentage of complex investigations completed within legislative requirements and meet prima facie test

100%Measure withdrawnExpired measure

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $2.961 million to $61.494 million in 2015/16 due to:

  • fiscally neutral adjustments of $3.429 million between departmental output expenses and revenue Crown to align baseline with operational budgets and reflect updated overhead allocation
  • a transfer of $1.151 million of efficiency savings realised in 2015/16 to 2016/17 to allow the Ministry to meet baseline cost pressures
  • a baseline contribution of $134,000 for the share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives, and
  • an expense transfer of $100,000 from 2015/16 to 2016/17 in Aquaculture to allow sufficient planning between regional councils and stakeholders to occur.

The decrease is partly offset by:

  • a fiscally neutral adjustment of $856,000 from an increase in demand and funding for services to other public sector agencies and third parties.

Expense transfers from 2014/15 to 2015/16 of:

  • $750,000 reflecting an interruption in work programmes, caused by diverting resources to the Queensland Fruit Fly incursion response
  • $150,000 to address Whey Protein Concentrate inquiry recommendations to provide improved capacity for engagement with China and other new markets
  • $62,000 reflecting the delays in the procurement process for all-of-government ICT initiatives for an Electronic Content Management System (ECMS) and Telecommunication as a Service (TaaS), and
  • $35,000 reflecting an interruption in work programmes, caused by diverting resources to Operation Concord food protection response.
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