Estimates of appropriations

Vote Lands - Estimates of Appropriations 2008/09 - Estimates 2008/2009

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 2008/09 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of just over $2.500 million for policy advice about land information
  • a total of over $10 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; and (iv) the provision of advice and decisions regarding overseas investment in New Zealand
  • a total of just over $78 million for services associated with the collection, authorisation, management and dissemination of land information
  • a total of just over $23 million for the delivery of Crown property management, acquisition and disposal services
  • a total of $500,000 for remedial work on Crown and private land and property
  • a total of just over $20 million on Non-Departmental Other Expenses, 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 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, 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 over $11 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
  2007/08 2008/09
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

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.
20,489 15,989 23,429

Land and Seabed Data Capture and Processing (M44)

The collection and authorisation of land data and information in accordance with the regulatory frameworks.
48,790 45,090 42,953

Land and Seabed Information Access and Dissemination (M44)

The provision of access to, and dissemination of, information held by LINZ.
5,208 5,118 4,724

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.
34,217 31,422 31,341

Oceans Survey 20/20 Programme (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the undertaking of initiatives within the Oceans Survey 20/20 Programme.
6,671 6,671 5,861

Policy Advice (M44)

Policy advice to the Government and Minister, relating to land and property information and providing support to the Minister.
2,521 2,521 2,625

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.
10,247 9,897 10,423

Total Departmental Output Expenses

128,143 116,708 121,356

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.
450 450 500

Lakes (M44)

Project site work on hydro lakes and surrounding areas to rationalise and maintain lake assets
248 248 -

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

698 698 500

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Bad and Doubtful Debts (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the provision for writing off bad and doubtful debts.
25 25 25

Crown Forest Management (M44)

Management of Crown forest properties and licences, including settling reviews, interest liability and GST on refunded fees.
600 600 500

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.
544 544 267

Crown Rates (M44)

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

Depreciation (M44)

This appropriation is limited to depreciation of buildings on surplus Crown land.
172 172 172

Inventory Write-Offs (M44)

Write-down of maps and charts stock.
44 44 44

Land Liabilities (M44)

Investigation and resolution, including legal costs and settlement, of land-related liabilities administered by the department.
1,859 1,859 843

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.
12,000 12,000 17,000

Residual Crown Leasehold Rents (M44)

Leasehold liabilities paid on residual surplus government accommodation administered by the department on behalf of the Crown.
337 337 396

Impact of covenant on value of land prior to sale (M44)

The reduction in value of approximately 50,000 hectares in the selection unit areas on offer to Te Arawa KEC located in the central North Island, from the imposition of a covenant to prevent deforestation for twenty eight (28) years and to exclude the land owners from future compensation and benefits in relation to this land.
85,000 - -

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

101,688 16,688 20,354

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
9,374 9,374 4,698

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

9,374 9,374 4,698

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Crown Acquisitions - Huntly East (M44)

Acquisition of properties falling within Cabinet's approved policy area for Huntly East subsidence zone.
263 263 500

Crown Obligatory Acquisitions (M44)

Acquisition of properties arising from Crown obligations including gifted land.
504 504 267

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.
5,000 - -

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.
26 26 -

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

5,793 793 767

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

245,696 144,261 147,675

Multi-Year Appropriations#

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

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

   

Land Tenure Reform Acquisitions (M44)

Acquisition, including outright purchase, of lessees' interest in pastoral lease land that is deemed to have high conservation values.

Commences: 1 July 2005

Expires: 30 June 2008

Original Appropriation 40,000
Adjustments for 2006/07 2,090
Adjustments to 2007/08 393
Adjusted Appropriation 42,483
Actual to 2006/07 Year End 15,054
Estimated Actual for 2007/08 27,429
Estimated Actual for 2008/09 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

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 Appropriation 32,001
Adjustments for 2006/07 -
Adjustments to 2007/08 -
Adjusted Appropriation 32,001
Actual to 2006/07 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2007/08 -
Estimated Actual for 2008/09 16,560
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 15,441

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 Schedule Estimated
Actual 2007/08
$000
Projected
2008/09
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2008/09
Opening Balance 38,904 38,904  
Capital Injections 12,901 10,620  
Capital Withdrawals - -  
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) (12,901) (10,620)  
Other Movements - 23,521 This is a non-cash movement to cover the forecast output deficits.
Closing Balance 38,904 62,425