Estimates of appropriations

Vote Lands - Estimates 2013/2014

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 Land for the 2013/14 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of just over $2 million for the Oceans Survey 20/20 programme
  • a total of just under $3 million for the provision of advice and decisions regarding overseas investment in New Zealand
  • a total of over $28 million for Crown Land expenses including Centralised clearance services for acquisitions and disposals, Land disposal services for other agencies, LINZ Biosecurity Programme, and the Management of Crown Land
  • a total of over $24 million for Location Based Information including the Administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board, Leading the New Zealand Geospatial Strategy, and LINZ Location Based Information Infrastructure
  • a total of over $2 million for policy advice about land information and ministerial support
  • a total of over $71 million for Property rights including Regulating Valuation and the Survey and Title system
  • a total of $500,000 for remedial work on Crown and private land and property
  • a total of just over $20 million on other expenses to be incurred by the Crown, including (i) a total of $17 million to pay New Zealand Transport Agency the equivalent of what the Crown has received from the sales of Transit properties; (ii) a total of just over $1 million for the payment of rates on Crown-owned land; (iii) a total of almost $1 million for the investigation and resolution of land related liabilities administered by the department; and (iv) other expenses including the loss on disposal of properties arising from Crown obligations, management of Crown forest properties, bad and doubtful debts, Soil Conservation Reserve Management, depreciation of buildings on Crown land, and the payment of leasehold liabilities on residual surplus government accommodation administered by the Department
  • a total of $500,000 for Crown capital expenditure for the purchase of properties to meet Crown obligations
  • a total of just over $2 million for departmental capital expenditure on property, plant, equipment and intangible assets, and
  • a total of over $188 million for capital expenditure on the acquisition of lessees' interests in pastoral leases (through a multi-year appropriation).

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
2012/132013/14
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation TypeBudgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

Administering Ocean Survey 20/20 (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the undertaking of initiatives within the Ocean Survey 20/20 Programme.
2,1682,1632,185

Administering the Overseas Investment Regime (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the assessment of applications for consent to acquire sensitive New Zealand assets, monitoring and enforcement.
2,9552,9552,955

Crown Land MCOA (M44)

--28,471
Centralised clearance service for acquisitions and disposals
This output class is limited to statutory decision making on land acquisitions and disposals by the Crown and road legislation actions for local authorities and related work.
--892
Land disposal services for other agencies
This output class is limited to costs associated with the disposal of land and improvements that have been assigned to LINZ for disposal.
--743
LINZ Biosecurity Programme
This output class is limited to the delivery of the LINZ Biosecurity Programme.
--3,648
Management of Crown Land
This output class is limited to the management of the Crown's interest in land, including disposals, related liabilities, and establishing standards relating to Crown Land.
--23,188

Location Based Information MCOA (M44)

--24,429
Administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board
This output class is limited to the official geographic naming activities of the New Zealand Geographic Board (Nga Pou Taunaha O Aotearoa).
--625
Leading the New Zealand Geospatial Strategy
This output class is limited to the delivery and ongoing support of Spatial Data Infrastructure.
--3,421
LINZ Location Based Information Infrastructure
This output class is limited to costs associated with the collection, authorisation, maintenance and dissemination of location based information.
--20,383

Policy Advice and Related Services MCOA (M44)

2,9972,9912,448
Ministerial Services, Appointments, Implementation and Operational Policy
This output class is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio responsibilities, including appointments to boards, the implementation of policy decisions and development of operational policy.
400396601
Policy Advice
This output class 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 land, property and geospatial information.
2,5972,5951,847

Property Rights MCOA (M44)

--71,880
Regulating Valuation
This output class is limited to the certification of rating revaluations and the administration of the Valuers Registration Board.
--2,518
The Survey and Title system
This output class is limited to the provision of the system for providing information, transacting and recording land property rights including establishing standards.
--69,362

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.
1,4041,394-

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.
19,88619,542-

Land and Seabed Data Capture and Processing (M44)

The collection and authorisation of land data and information in accordance with the regulatory frameworks.
51,79951,310-

Land and Seabed Information Access and Dissemination (M44)

The provision of access to, and dissemination of, information held by LINZ.
4,7812,010-

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.
18,82113,437-

Land Disposal Services for Other Agencies (M44)

This appropriation is limited to costs associated with the disposal and holding costs of land and improvements that have been reallocated to LINZ for disposal.
295122-

Location-based information for the rebuild of Canterbury (M44)

This appropriation is limited to location-based information for the recovery and rebuild in Canterbury.
1,3841,383-

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.
7,5876,682-

Total Departmental Output Expenses

114,077103,989132,368

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.
500500500

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

500500500

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.
500500500

Crown Rates (M44)

Payment of rates on Crown land and surplus government properties administered by the department on behalf of the Crown.
1,1571,1571,157

Depreciation (M44)

This appropriation is limited to depreciation of buildings on surplus Crown land.
393393393

Land Liabilities (M44)

Investigation and resolution, including legal costs and settlement, of land-related liabilities administered by the department.
843843843

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.
30,00030,00017,000

Residual Crown Leasehold Rents (M44)

Leasehold liabilities paid on residual surplus government accommodation administered by the department on behalf of the Crown.
543543543

Soil Conservation Reserve Management (M44)

This appropriation is limited to expenses incurred in the management of soil conservation reserves in accordance with the Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act 1941.
300300500

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

33,76133,76120,961

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.
1,7651,7652,050

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

1,7651,7652,050

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Crown Acquisitions - Huntly East (M44)

Acquisition of properties falling within Cabinet's approved policy area for Huntly East subsidence zone.
1,0441,044500

Loans for Crown Pastoral Lease Holders (M44)

This appropriation is limited to loans made to Crown pastoral lessees who suffer significant financial hardship due to back-rent payable under the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998.
5005002,500

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.
5656-

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

1,6001,6003,000

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

151,703141,615158,879

Details of Multi-Year Appropriations#

Multi-Year Appropriations - Lands
Type, Title, Scope and Period of AppropriationsAppropriation, Adjustments and Use$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 2011

Expires: 30 June 2014

Original Appropriation32,001
Adjustments for 2011/1210,577
Adjustments to 2012/13284,128
Adjusted Appropriation326,706
Actual to 2011/12 Year End2,776
Estimated Actual for 2012/13135,288
Estimated Actual for 2013/14188,642
Estimated Appropriation Remaining-

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 Schedule2012/13
Estimated Actual
$000
2013/14
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2013/14
Opening Balance41,54042,436
Capital Injections--
Capital Withdrawals(17,700)(5,800)Repayment of capital contribution received in prior years
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred)18,59616,919Third party revenue retained
Other Movements--

Closing Balance

42,43653,555