Estimates of appropriations

Vote Lands - Estimates 2009/2010

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister for Land Information (M44)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Land Information New Zealand

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR LAND INFORMATION NEW ZEALAND: Minister for Land Information

Overview of the Vote#

The Minister for Land Information is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2009/10 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of just over $2.700 million for policy advice about land information
  • a total of over $7.500 million for standards and quality assurance for the regulation of (i) Crown property management, acquisition and disposal; (ii) property valuation for rating purposes; (iii) the collection, authorisation, management and dissemination of information associated with the lands rights register, geodetic and cadastral survey reference systems, and topographic and hydrographic information systems
  • a total of over $2.400 million for provision of advice and decisions regarding overseas investment in New Zealand
  • a total of just under $77 million for services associated with the collection, authorisation, management and dissemination of land information
  • a total of just under $26 million for the delivery of Crown property management, acquisition and disposal services
  • a total of over $700,000 for the administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board
  • a total of over $700,000 for remedial work on Crown and private land and property
  • a total of just over $39 million on other expenses to be incurred by the Crown, including: (i) a total of $17 million to pay Transit New Zealand the equivalent of what the Crown has received from the sales of Transit properties; (ii) a total of over $18 million for the writedown in value of Crown forests used for Treaty settlements; (iii) a total of just over $1 million for the payment of rates on Crown-owned land; (iv) a total of almost $1 million for the investigation and resolution of land related liabilities administered by the department; and (v) other expenses including the loss on disposal of properties arising from Crown obligations, management of Crown forest properties, bad and doubtful debts, depreciation of buildings on Crown land, write-down of maps and chart stock and the payment of leasehold liabilities on residual surplus government accommodation administered by the Department
  • a total of just under $14 million for capital expenditure on the acquisition of lessees' interest in pastoral leases (through a multi-year appropriation) as well as the acquisition of properties arising from Crown obligations.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 for Vote Lands in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.

Details of Appropriations#

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations - Lands
2008/092009/10
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation TypeBudgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

Administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board (Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008 (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the expenses incurred under the New Zealand Geographic (Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008, including: Board/Committee meetings, secretariat personnel, consultation, public advertising and publicity, national and international liaison and representation, and Board publications.
634580761

Administration of the Overseas Investment Act 2005 (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the assessing of applications, for consent to the acquisition of investments in New Zealand land, significant business assets and fishing quota; monitoring and enforcement.
2,6272,4472,404

Crown Property Management and Disposal Services (M44)

The management and disposal of the Crown's interest in land and property (outside of the conservation estate) and acquisition, management and disposal of land and property administered by the department on behalf of the Crown.
18,49218,36025,319

Land and Seabed Data Capture and Processing (M44)

The collection and authorisation of land data and information in accordance with the regulatory frameworks.
45,31445,30541,840

Land and Seabed Information Access and Dissemination (M44)

The provision of access to, and dissemination of, information held by LINZ.
5,0735,0274,142

Land and Seabed Information Storage and Management (M44)

Ensuring that the security and management of LINZ's databases and systems for land information are managed effectively and efficiently.
29,38028,96127,673

Oceans Survey 20/20 Programme (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the undertaking of initiatives within the Oceans Survey 20/20 Programme.
4,5574,5577,176

Policy Advice (M44)

Policy advice to the Government and Minister, relating to land and property information and providing support to the Minister.
2,8932,8652,741

Standards and Quality Assurance (M44)

Ensuring that the regulatory frameworks that create and protect property rights, and protect the public interest in Crown property management, rating valuations and the land information for which LINZ is responsible, are managed effectively and that delivery against the frameworks is quality assured.
7,3427,3387,443

Total Departmental Output Expenses

116,312115,440119,499

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Contaminated Sites (M44)

Analysis, investigation and, where necessary, appropriate remedial action on contaminated sites for which the Crown has accepted responsibility.
300202500

Lakes (M44)

Project site work on hydro lakes and surrounding areas to rationalise and maintain lake assets.
243243-

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

543445500

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Bad and Doubtful Debts (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the provision for writing off bad and doubtful debts.
252525

Crown Forest Management (M44)

Management of Crown forest properties and licences, including settling reviews, interest liability and GST on refunded fees.
801583500

Crown Obligations - Loss on Disposal (M44)

Loss on disposal of properties arising from Crown obligations including the return of gifted land to the donor at nil value.
467323267

Crown Rates (M44)

Payment of rates on Crown land and surplus government properties administered by the department on behalf of the Crown.
1,1071,0031,107

Depreciation (M44)

This appropriation is limited to depreciation of buildings on surplus Crown land.
172136172

Inventory Write-Offs (M44)

Write-down of maps and charts stock.
444444

Land Liabilities (M44)

Investigation and resolution, including legal costs and settlement, of land-related liabilities administered by the department.
918751843

Ngati Apa (North Island) settlement - adjustment to land value (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the difference between the current value of the land to be transferred under the Ngati Apa (North Island) settlement and the transfer value of that land transferred as part of that settlement.
--300

Proceeds from Sale of Transit NZ Properties (M44)

To pay Transit NZ the equivalent of what the Crown has received from the sales of Transit properties.
17,00012,00017,000

Residual Crown Leasehold Rents (M44)

Leasehold liabilities paid on residual surplus government accommodation administered by the department on behalf of the Crown.
421298396

Central North Island (CNI) iwi collective settlement - adjustment to land value (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the difference between the current value of the land to be transferred under the Central North Island (CNI) collective settlement and the transfer value of that land transferred as part of that settlement.
13,90513,905-

Te Arawa iwi/Hapu settlement - adjustment to land value (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the difference between the current value of the land to be transferred under the Te Arawa iwi/Hapu settlement and the transfer value of that land transferred as part of that settlement.
900900-

Te Roroa settlement - adjustment to land value (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the difference between the current value of the land to be transferred under the Te Roroa settlement and the transfer value of that land transferred as part of that settlement.
3,7103,710-

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

39,47033,67820,654

Departmental Capital Expenditure

Land Information New Zealand - Capital Expenditure PLA (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Land Information New Zealand, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
3,9343,9344,302

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

3,9343,9344,302

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Crown Acquisitions - Huntly East (M44)

Acquisition of properties falling within Cabinet's approved policy area for Huntly East subsidence zone.
380350500

Crown Obligatory Acquisitions (M44)

Acquisition of properties arising from Crown obligations including gifted land.
323323267

Access rights to crown forest licensed land. (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of access rights over land adjoining Crown forest licensed land in order that the Crown forest licensed land may be more easily accessed.
5,0005,000-

Crown Purchases- Land Exchanges (M44)

Acquisition of land from Territorial Authorities and other Crown agencies to effect boundary adjustments for works such as roading and rail service improvements.
2626-

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

5,7295,699767

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

165,988159,196145,722

Details of Multi-Year Appropriations#

Multi-Year Appropriations - Lands
Type, Title, Scope and Period of AppropriationsAppropriation$000

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Land Tenure Reform Acquisitions (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the acquisition of the lessees' interest in pastoral lease land and purchase of any land and/or assets required to complete the acquisition of lessee interest in order to achieve Tenure Review outcomes under the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998, or to achieve Government high country objectives.

Commences: 1 July 2008

Expires: 30 June 2011

Original Appropriation32,001
Adjustments for 2007/08-
Adjustments to 2008/093,185
Adjusted Appropriation35,186
Actual to 2007/08 Year End-
Estimated Actual for 2008/097,548
Estimated Actual for 2009/108,756
Estimated Appropriation Remaining18,882

Details of Projected Movements in Departmental
Net Assets#

Land Information New Zealand

Land Information New Zealand - Details of Projected Movements in Departmental Net Assets - Lands
Details of Net Asset Schedule2008/09
Estimated Actual
$000
2009/10
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2009/10
Opening Balance39,23837,777
Capital Injections20,30513,998Captial Injection to fund the forecast deficit for the Cadastral Survey and Land Transfer System.
Capital Withdrawals--
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred)(21,766)(13,998)Forecast deficit from operations for the Cadastral Survey and Land Transfer System.
Other Movements--

Closing Balance

37,77737,777