Estimates of appropriations

Vote Lands - Estimates of Appropriations 2011/12

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 2011/12 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of just under $3 million for policy advice about land information
  • a total of nearly $7 million for standards and quality assurance for the regulation of (i) Crown property management, acquisition and disposal; (ii) property valuation for rating purposes; and (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 nearly $3 million for provision of advice and decisions regarding overseas investment in New Zealand
  • a total of just over $69 million for services associated with the collection, authorisation, management and dissemination of land information
  • a total of just over $27 million for the delivery of Crown property management, acquisition and disposal services
  • a total of just under $4 million for the Oceans Survey 20/20 programme
  • a total of just under $2 million for the administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board
  • a total of $500,000 for remedial work on Crown and private land and property
  • a total of just over $36 million on other expenses to be incurred by the Crown, including (i) a total of $33 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, and the payment of leasehold liabilities on residual surplus government accommodation administered by the Department
  • a total of $1 million for Crown capital expenditure for the purchase of properties to meet Crown obligations
  • a total of just over $5 million for departmental capital expenditure on property, plant, equipment and intangible assets, and
  • a total of nearly $11 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
2010/112011/12
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.
1,4751,3801,505

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.
2,8262,8062,826

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.
21,47419,92127,279

Land and Seabed Data Capture and Processing (M44)

The collection and authorisation of land data and information in accordance with the regulatory frameworks.
47,08044,26945,230

Land and Seabed Information Access and Dissemination (M44)

The provision of access to, and dissemination of, information held by LINZ.
4,2004,2004,500

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.
20,05619,91919,626

Oceans Survey 20/20 Programme (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the undertaking of initiatives within the Oceans Survey 20/20 Programme.
3,7973,7803,797

Policy Advice (M44)

Policy advice to the Government and Minister, relating to land and property information and providing support to the Minister.
2,5462,5112,546

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.
6,8466,8466,756

Total Departmental Output Expenses

110,300105,632114,065

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.
50599500

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

50599500

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

Crown Forest Management (M44)

Management of Crown forest properties and licences, including settling reviews, interest liability and GST on refunded fees.
851734500

Crown Rates (M44)

Payment of rates on Crown land and surplus government properties administered by the department on behalf of the Crown.
1,1079311,107

Depreciation (M44)

This appropriation is limited to depreciation of buildings on surplus Crown land.
393367393

Land Liabilities (M44)

Investigation and resolution, including legal costs and settlement, of land-related liabilities administered by the department.
2,0971,924843

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.
39,00021,97933,000

Residual Crown Leasehold Rents (M44)

Leasehold liabilities paid on residual surplus government accommodation administered by the department on behalf of the Crown.
263200543

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.
251246-

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.
300300-

Transfer to iwi of Southern Arikikapakapa Reserve (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the transfer of the Southern Arikikapakapa Reserve and associated fixtures to a representative entity of Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao and Ngati Whakaue.
15,02415,024-

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

59,31141,70536,411

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.
2,5324,3805,339

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

2,5324,3805,339

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Crown Acquisitions - Huntly East (M44)

Acquisition of properties falling within Cabinet's approved policy area for Huntly East subsidence zone.
2,0001,4391,000

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.
3,000--

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

5,0001,4391,000

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

177,648153,255157,315

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 2008

Expires: 30 June 2011

Original Appropriation32,001
Adjustments for 2009/103,185
Adjustments to 2010/11(2,244)
Adjusted Appropriation32,942
Actual to 2009/10 Year End11,670
Estimated Actual for 2010/1113,450
Estimated Actual for 2011/12-
Estimated Appropriation Remaining7,822

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 2009/10-
Adjustments to 2010/11-
Adjusted Appropriation32,001
Actual to 2009/10 Year End-
Estimated Actual for 2010/11-
Estimated Actual for 2011/1210,667
Estimated Appropriation Remaining21,334

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 Schedule2010/11
Estimated Actual
$000
2011/12
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2011/12
Opening Balance38,35036,567
Capital Injections10,299-
Capital Withdrawals--
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred)(12,082)(2,615)
Other Movements-14,697

Closing Balance

36,56748,649