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MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Conservation (M16)
ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Department of Conservation
MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION: Minister of Conservation
Overview of the Vote#
The Minister of Conservation is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2009/10 financial year covering the following:
- Working with communities to protect natural and historic resources ($13.966 million).
- Services to control weed and animal pests on lands administered by the Department in relation to regional pest management strategies ($2.982 million).
- The provision and conservation management of historic heritage ($5.866 million).
- Management of natural heritage including the maintenance, restoration and protection of ecosystems, habitats and species ($157.081 million).
- Provision of recreational opportunities on land administered by the Department ($125.161 million).
- Provision of policy advice and Ministerial servicing ($7.445 million).
- Identification and implementation of protection for natural and historic places, management services of natural and historic places, and funding for projects for the New Zealand Biodiversity funds ($32.628 million).
- A total of $769,000 for funding assistance to the Southland District Council to meet the costs of additional community infrastructure arising from increased visitor numbers.
- A total of nearly $6 million for other expenses to be incurred by the Crown.
- Departmental capital expenditure of $44.747 million and non-departmental capital expenditure of $22.355 million.
Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 for Vote Conservation in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.
Details of Appropriations#
Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations
|Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type||Budgeted|
Departmental Output Expenses
Conservation with the Community (M16)This class of outputs covers building partnerships with tangata whenua, provision of public information, community participation and public awareness.
Crown Contribution to Regional Pest Management Strategies (M16)This appropriation is limited to controlling weed and animal pests on lands administered by the Department of Conservation to meet negotiated outcomes of regional pest management strategies.
Management of Historic Heritage (M16)This appropriation is limited to the protection and conservation management of historic heritage, including obtaining heritage orders and designations under the Resource Management Act 1991.
Management of Natural Heritage (M16)This appropriation is limited to maintaining, restoring and protecting ecosystems, habitats and species.
Management of Recreational Opportunities (M16)This appropriation is limited to providing facilities and services on land administered by the Department for people to enjoy recreational opportunities, and the management of recreational and other business concessions.
Policy Advice, Servicing the Minister and Statutory Bodies, and Statutory Planning (M16)This appropriation is limited to providing policy advice and ministerial servicing to the Minister of Conservation. It also includes servicing statutory bodies and statutory planning under the Conservation Act 1987 and the National Parks Act.1980.
Recreational Opportunities Review (M16)This appropriation is limited to the depreciation and write-off of visitor assets to be decommissioned following the review of recreational opportunities.
Total Departmental Output Expenses
Non-Departmental Output Expenses
Identification and Implementation of Protection for Natural and Historic Places (M16)Purchasing identification, registration and associated promotion of the conservation, protection and care of historic places, implementation of legal protection of natural and historic resources on private or leasehold land; and the protection of indigenous ecosystems on private land or in Maori ownership through the use of contestable funds.
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.
Moutoa Gardens/Pakaitore (M16)This appropriation is limited to the ongoing management and maintenance of the Moutoa Gardens Reserve.
NZ Biodiversity Funds (M16)This appropriation is limited to the payment of grants: to provide private land managers with information and advice, or assistance with costs of pest and weed control, fencing and other biodiversity management actions; and to support community biodiversity restoration initiatives.
Stewart Island Infrastructure (M16)Assistance to the Southland District Council to meet the costs of additional community infrastructure arising from increased visitor numbers.
Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses
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.
Depreciation - Crown Buildings (M16)This appropriation is limited to the depreciation on Crown Buildings: Old Government Building; Turnbull House; and the Dominion Observatory.
Depreciation - Infrastructure (M16)This appropriation is limited to Depreciation on Infrastructural Assets on the Conservation Estate.
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.
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.
Provision for Bad and Doubtful Debts (M16)This appropriation is limited to the write-off of debts relating to Concession Revenue.
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.
Subscriptions to International Organisations (M16)This appropriation is limited to meeting annual subscriptions to international conservation organisations.
Vested Coastal Marine Areas Compensation (M16)Obligatory compensation payable upon vesting of coastal marine areas in the Crown.
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.
Redress payments under Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004 (M16)This appropriation is limited to redress payments to local authorities under Section 25 of the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004.
Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses
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.
Total Departmental Capital Expenditure
Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure
Crown Land Acquisitions (M16)This appropriation is limited to the purchase of land for the Conservation Estate
Milford Flood Protection (M16)This appropriation is limited to flood protection works on the Cleddau River at Milford Sound.
Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure
Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations
Details of Projected Movements in DepartmentalNet Assets#
Department of Conservation
|Details of Net Asset Schedule||2008/09|
|Explanation of Projected Movements in 2009/10|
|Capital Injections||106,014||23,754||On July 1 2008 there was a one-off $76 million capital injection for the transfer of Fencing Assets from the Crown.|
|Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred)||241||(400)|
|Other Movements||3||1,000||Adjustment arising from forecast deficits.|