Estimates of appropriations

Vote Conservation - Estimates 2010/2011

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 2010/11 financial year covering the following:

  • working with communities to protect natural and historic resources ($15 million)
  • services to control weed and animal pests on lands administered by the department in relation to regional pest management strategies ($3 million)
  • the protection and conservation management of historic heritage ($5.603 million)
  • management of natural heritage including the maintenance, restoration and protection of ecosystems, habitats and species ($158.737 million)
  • recreational facilities and services, and the management of business concessions ($128.908 million)
  • policy advice, services to the Minister of Conservation and statutory bodies, and provision of statutory planning ($5.606 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 ($33.200 million)
  • a total of $769,000 for assistance to the Southland District Council for additional community infrastructure arising from increased visitor numbers
  • a total of $3.433 million for other expenses to be incurred by the Crown, and
  • departmental capital expenditure of $49.603 million and non-departmental capital expenditure of $19.347 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

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations - Conservation
2009/10 2010/11
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

Conservation with the Community (M16)

This appropriation is limited to educational and public awareness services, and facilitation of community involvement and community-led conservation activities.
15,933 15,878 15,048

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.
2,958 2,958 3,006

Management of Historic Heritage (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the protection and conservation management of historic heritage.
5,616 5,046 5,603

Management of Natural Heritage (M16)

This appropriation is limited to maintaining, restoring and protecting ecosystems, habitats and species.
157,254 156,074 158,737

Management of Recreational Opportunities (M16)

This appropriation is limited to recreational facilities and services, and the management of business concessions.
124,587 123,905 128,908

Policy Advice, Servicing the Minister and Statutory Bodies, and Statutory Planning (M16)

This appropriation is limited to policy advice, services to the Minister of Conservation and statutory bodies, and provision of statutory planning.
5,858 5,328 5,606

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.
400 400 400

Total Departmental Output Expenses

312,606 309,589 317,308

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

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

This appropriation is limited to identification and implementation of protection for natural and historic places.
12,231 8,856 20,010

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.
1,506 1,506 1,506

Moutoa Gardens/Pakaitore (M16)

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

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.
4,315 3,315 11,661

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.
- - 769

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

18,075 13,700 33,969

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.
30 30 30

Depreciation - Crown Buildings (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the depreciation on Crown Buildings: Old Government Building; Turnbull House; and the Dominion Observatory.
800 800 800

Depreciation - Infrastructure (M16)

This appropriation is limited to Depreciation on Infrastructural Assets on the Conservation Estate.
134 134 134

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.
1,128 500 854

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.
839 639 839

Provision for Bad and Doubtful Debts (M16)

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

Subscriptions to International Organisations (M16)

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

Vested Coastal Marine Areas Compensation (M16)

This appropriation is limited to obligatory compensation payable upon vesting of coastal marine areas in the Crown.
30 30 30

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.
241 241 241

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.
872 872 -

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

4,579 3,751 3,433

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.
50,337 50,337 49,603

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

50,337 50,337 49,603

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Crown Land Acquisitions (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of property for the Conservation Estate.
9,510 9,510 500

Milford Flood Protection (M16)

This appropriation is limited to flood protection works on the Cleddau River at Milford Sound.
853 853 12,047

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.
9,652 5,652 6,800

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

20,015 16,015 19,347

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

405,612 393,392 423,660

Details of Projected Movements in Departmental
Net Assets#

Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation - Details of Projected Movements in Departmental Net Assets - Conservation
Details of Net Asset Schedule 2009/10
Estimated Actual
$000
2010/11
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2010/11
Opening Balance 538,496 542,471
Capital Injections 574 41,587 Capital cash injection $18.754 million due 2009/10 deferred to 2010/11.
Capital Withdrawals - -
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) 3,400 (400)
Other Movements 1 800 Adjustment arising from forecast deficits.

Closing Balance

542,471 584,458