Estimates of appropriations

Vote Lands - Primary Sector - Estimates 2016/2017

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister for Land Information (M44), Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations (M74), Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration (M85)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Land Information New Zealand

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

Overview of the Vote#

The Minister for Land Information is responsible for appropriations in Vote Lands for the 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • approximately $143 million on the management and protection of Crown land, making geographic information usable and accessible and protecting New Zealand's property rights
  • a total of $3 million on expenses to assist government decision making around foreign ownership
  • approximately $1 million for capital expenditure for the purchase or development of departmental assets
  • a total of $2 million for managing contaminated sites and forestry operations on Crown land
  • a total of $108 million on other expenses, the majority of which relates to proceeds from sale of New Zealand Transport Agency properties being distributed back to NZTA, and
  • just over $1 million to acquire land on behalf of the Crown
  • a total of $480 million on multi-year capital expenses, to be used for land tenure reform acquisitions.

The Minister for Land Information is also responsible for Crown revenue and receipts in the Vote for the 2015/16 financial year covering the following:

  • a total forecast of $78 million in departmental third party revenue, the majority of which relates to the survey and title system
  • a total forecast of $115 million for non-tax revenue, the majority of which relates to proceeds from the sale of New Zealand Transport Agency properties, and
  • a total of $105 million in capital receipts relating to Land Tenure review and property sales.

The Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations is responsible for one appropriation in the Vote of $10 million for purchase of assets for possible use in future Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

The Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration is responsible for one appropriation in the Vote of $59 million for the purchase, clearance, maintenance and management of land affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections#

Annual and Permanent Appropriations#

  2015/16 2016/17
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

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.
3,605 3,448 3,355

Total Departmental Output Expenses

3,605 3,448 3,355

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.
2,461 2,461 750

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

2,461 2,461 750

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Contaminated Sites (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the analysis, investigation and, where necessary, appropriate remedial action on contaminated sites for which the Crown has accepted responsibility.
350 99 400

Forestry Plantation Activity (M44)

This appropriation is limited to forestry operations on Crown land.
905 846 1,326

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

1,255 945 1,726

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Bad and Doubtful Debts (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the provision for writing off bad and doubtful debts.
25 19 145

Crown Forest Management (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the management of Crown forest properties and licences, including settling reviews, interest liability and GST on refunded fees.
450 252 400

Depreciation (M44)

This appropriation is limited to depreciation of buildings on surplus Crown land.
393 363 3,993

Land Liabilities (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the investigation and resolution, including legal costs and settlement, of land-related liabilities administered by the department.
1,033 551 843

Proceeds from Sale of New Zealand Transport Agency Properties (M44)

This appropriation is limited to payments to the New Zealand Transport Agency equivalent to the proceeds received from the sales of Crown land no longer required for New Zealand Transport Agency purposes.
100,000 54,000 100,000

Rates on Crown Land (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the rate expense on Crown land and surplus government properties managed by the department on behalf of the Crown.
1,307 1,307 1,157

Residual Crown Leasehold Rents (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the leasehold expenses and liabilities incurred on residual surplus government accommodation managed by the department on behalf of the Crown.
700 692 700

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.
380 212 380

Tangoio Catchment Management Fund (M44)

This appropriation is limited to soil conservation and management of environmental effects related to the Tangoio Catchment Area.
120 100 120

Impairment of the value of Crown Property (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the impairment in value of Crown property where a covenant is imposed on that property.
445 445 -

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

104,853 57,941 107,738

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Crown Acquisitions - Huntly East (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the acquisition of properties falling within Cabinet's approved policy area for Huntly East subsidence zone.
- - 1,245

Crown Purchases- Land Exchanges (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the acquisition of land from Territorial Authorities and other Crown agencies to effect boundary adjustments for works such as roading and rail service improvements.
100 - 100

Purchase of Assets for Possible Use in future Treaty of Waitangi settlements (M74)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of assets for possible use in future Treaty of Waitangi settlements.
- - 10,000

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

100 - 11,345

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

     

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Land Ownership and Management MCA (M85)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support the recovery of Canterbury through the purchase, clearance, maintenance and management of land affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.
50,789 38,123 59,005
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Managing the Recovery
This category is limited to managing properties and associated issues relating to the Canterbury earthquakes.
1,650 2,471 2,400
Acquisition and Disposal Expenses
This category is limited to the Crown's costs incurred in acquiring and disposing of land and buildings in Canterbury.
926 926 -
Non-Departmental Other Expenses
     
Clearance of built structures and associated works
This category is limited to the clearance of built structures and other works deemed necessary on land affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.
15,803 8,051 9,391
Management and Clearance of Land
This category is limited to costs arising from the management of properties affected by the Canterbury earthquakes and anchor projects.
10,468 5,115 47,214
Initial write-down in the value of Land
This category is limited to the write-down to fair value on the acquisition of land and improvements in Canterbury.
1 - -
Management and Clearance of Land - anchor projects
This category is limited to costs arising from the management of properties held for anchor projects.
457 457 -
Mass Movement of Land
This category is limited to assisting the Christchurch City Council response to the landslide hazards in the Port Hills exacerbated by the Canterbury earthquakes.
8,380 8,000 -
Purchase of Land and Improvements - Operational
This category is limited to the purchase of land and improvements and other associated operating costs relating to properties affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.
1 - -
Vendor Legal Fees
This category is limited to contributions towards vendor legal fees when buying or selling land and improvements affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.
1,719 1,719 -
Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure
     
Purchase of Land and Improvements - Capital
This category is limited to the purchase of land and improvements and other capital costs relating to properties affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.
11,384 11,384 -

Crown Land MCA (M44)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to enable the best economic, environmental and recreational uses of Crown-owned and Crown-used land.
25,340 22,150 39,437
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Centralised clearance service for acquisitions and disposals
This category is limited to statutory decision making on land acquisitions and disposals by the Crown and road legislation actions for local authorities and related work.
1,200 1,113 1,200
Land disposal services for other agencies
This category is limited to costs associated with the disposal of land and improvements that have been assigned to Land Information New Zealand for disposal.
5,000 2,320 7,621
Land Information New Zealand Biosecurity Programme
This category is limited to the delivery of the Land Information New Zealand Biosecurity Programme.
3,673 3,610 2,738
Management of Crown land
This category is limited to the management of the Crown's interest in land, including disposals, related liabilities, and establishing standards relating to Crown land.
15,467 15,107 27,878

Location Based Information MCA (M44)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to enable location information to be widely available, easily accessible and readily used.
30,165 28,537 25,559
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha O Aotearoa
This category is limited to the official geographic naming activities of the New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha O Aotearoa.
795 777 785
Land Information New Zealand Location Based Information Infrastructure
This category is limited to costs associated with the collection, authorisation, maintenance and dissemination of location based information.
21,884 20,290 21,275
Leading the New Zealand Geospatial Strategy
This category is limited to the delivery and ongoing support of Spatial Data Infrastructure.
7,486 7,470 3,499

Policy Advice and Related Services MCA (M44)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support to Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities.
4,229 4,130 3,484
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Ministerial Services, Appointments, Implementation and Operational Policy
This category 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.
1,177 1,151 1,177
Policy Advice
This category 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.
3,052 2,979 2,307

Property Rights MCA (M44)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to ensure that property rights and information are clear, certain, easily tradable and accessible.
72,957 58,524 74,607
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Regulating Valuation
This category is limited to the certification of rating revaluations and the administration of the Valuers Registration Board.
2,518 1,279 2,518
The Survey and Title system
This category is limited to the provision of the system for providing information, transacting and recording land property rights including establishing standards.
70,439 57,245 72,089

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

183,480 151,464 202,092

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

295,754 216,259 327,006

Multi-Year Appropriations#

Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, 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: 01 July 2014

Expires: 30 June 2019
Original Appropriation 480,570
Adjustments to 2014/15 -
Adjustments for 2015/16 -
Adjusted Appropriation 480,570
Actual to 2014/15 Year End 35,569
Estimated Actual for 2015/16 51,263
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 131,246
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 262,492

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriation Forecasts#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations 295,754 216,259 327,006
Total MYA Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure Forecasts 51,263 51,263 131,246

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriation Forecasts

347,017 267,522 458,252

Capital Injection Authorisations#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Land Information New Zealand - Capital Injection (M44) 650 650 -

Supporting Information#

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole#

1.1 - New Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Appropriation 2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives Crown Land MCA:
Management of Crown Land
Departmental Output Expense
Location Based Information MCA:
Land Information New Zealand Location Based Information Infrastructure
Departmental Output Expense
(38)


(38)
(38)


(38)
(38)


(38)
(38)


(38)
(38)


(38)
Crown Property Disposal Fund Crown Land MCA:
Land Disposal Services for Other Agencies
Departmental Output Expense
- 621 1,242 2,085 2,383
Total Initiatives    (76)  545  1,166  2,009  2,307

Summary of Financial Activity#

  2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
  Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

                       
Output Expenses 6,831 5,189 4,807 4,136 4,860 4,393 3,355 1,726 5,081 3,755 3,755 3,755
Benefits or Related Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 27,093 58,127 91,265 76,610 141,682 81,283 - 107,738 107,738 107,738 107,738 107,738
Capital Expenditure 9,473 27,227 74,656 35,705 65,208 65,208 750 142,591 143,341 142,596 142,596 107,464
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)                        
Output Expenses 90,580 89,742 97,933 101,545 123,883 105,354 145,487 - 145,487 137,615 137,757 137,325
Other Expenses - - - - - - - 56,605 56,605 - - -
Capital Expenditure - - - - 11,384 11,384 N/A - - - - -

Total Appropriations

133,977 180,285 268,661 217,996 347,017 267,622 149,592 308,660 458,252 391,704 391,846 356,282

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 30,442 67,311 100,539 82,860 114,594 71,281 N/A 115,455 115,455 113,700 113,700 113,700
Capital Receipts 26,906 58,478 76,723 87,398 144,547 73,219 N/A 105,547 105,547 91,547 91,547 91,547

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

57,348 125,789 177,262 170,258 259,141 144,500 N/A 221,002 221,002 205,247 205,247 205,247

Note - where restructuring of the vote has occurred then, to the extent practicable, prior years information has been restated as if the restructuring had occurred before the beginning of the period covered. In this instance Total Appropriations for the Budgeted and Estimated Actual year may not equal Total Appropriations in the Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections.

The decrease in output expenses over time is due to LINZ now only having one appropriation, Administering the Overseas Investment Regime, which is not a multi-year or multi category appropriation. Many of the output expenses that LINZ had previously have been incorporated into multi category appropriations. Up until 2013/14, LINZ also had an appropriation for Administering Ocean Survey 20/20.

A change in the methodology in the calculation of Land Tenure review settlement values has resulted in an increase to the Capital Expenditure, this is matched by a corresponding increase in Capital Receipts.

The movement in Other Expenses is due to fluctuations in the New Zealand Transport Agency land disposals work programme, of which Land Information New Zealand acts as an agent between the New Zealand Transport Agency and the Crown.

The Multi Category Appropriation Output Expenses have increased significantly from the 2015/16 year onwards as LINZ has inherited some of the functions of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, including demolition recoveries, management and clearance of land and removal of structures or making structures safe. This is as a result of that agency being wound up in April 2016. This has led to a corresponding increase in Crown funding.

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations#

2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses#

Administering the Overseas Investment Regime (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses and Revenue

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,605 3,448 3,355
Revenue from the Crown - - -
Revenue from Others 3,605 2,746 3,355

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve effective administration of New Zealand's overseas investment regime.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The percentage of applications screened for registration within 5 working days of receipt.

90% 86% 90%

The percentage of accepted applications under active consideration by the Overseas Investment Office that are processed within the timeline specified for each of the following categories (Note 1):

     

Category 1 Applications - 30 working days or less.

90% 100% 90%

Category 2 Applications - 50 working days or less.

90% 49% 90%

Category 3 Applications - 70 working days or less.

90% 67% 90%

The satisfaction score given by the Minister for Land Information for the quality of advice on overseas investment matters.

7 out of 10 or better 7 out of 10 7/10

The percentage of monitoring reports assessed within 40 working days of receipt.

90% 98% 90%

The percentage of public alerts about potential breaches assessed for possible investigation within 10 working days of receipt.

90% 100% 90%

The percentage of initial investigation reports completed within 60 working days of the investigation beginning.

90% 100% 90%

Note 1 - In all timeliness measures for the Overseas Investment Office, the reference to working days means those days where the relevant matter is under active consideration by the Overseas Investment Office. It excludes any time that the matter is under active consideration by a third party (for example, with Ministers pending a decision, or pending receipt of further information from the applicant).

The Overseas Investment Office categorises applications into one of three categories according to the time required to assess them.

Category 1 applications include:

  • applications to vary a condition of an existing significant business assets or sensitive land consent to extend the time for compliance.

Category 2 applications include:

  • applications for consent to purchase significant business assets
  • applications for consent to purchase sensitive land
  • applications for consent to purchase significant business assets and sensitive land
  • applications for an exemption for significant business assets or sensitive land
  • applications where the overseas person is intending to reside in New Zealand indefinitely, and
  • applications to vary a consent or exemption, or a condition of a consent (other than to extend the time for compliance) or exemption for significant business assets or sensitive land.

Category 3 applications include:

  • applications to acquire an interest in fishing quota
  • applications for an exemption for an interest in fishing quota
  • applications to vary a consent or exemption, or a condition of a consent or exemption for an interest in fishing quota
  • applications where the vendor is required to offer special land (being land that includes foreshore or the bed of a river or lake)
  • applications in respect of which a third party submission has been received by the Ministers or the Overseas Investment Office, and
  • applications where the Ministers or the Overseas Investment Office have decided that consultation with third parties is appropriate in considering whether or not to grant consent.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by Land Information New Zealand in the 2016/17 Annual Report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has decreased by $250,000 to $3.355 million in 2016/17. This is due to the 2015/16 appropriation being higher than normal based on increased volumes.

Memorandum Account

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Overseas Investment Office (OIO)

     
Opening Balance at 1 July (936) (936) (1,638)
Revenue 2,610 2,746 4,800
Expenses 3,497 3,448 3,500
Transfers and Adjustments - - -

Closing Balance at 30 June

(1,823) (1,638) (338)

2.3 - Departmental Capital Expenditure and Capital Injections#

Land Information New Zealand - Capital Expenditure PLA (M44)#

Scope of Appropriation

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.

Capital Expenditure

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 938 938 -
Intangibles 1,523 1,523 750
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

2,461 2,461 750

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the renewal upgrade and redesign of life-expired assets, and purchase of new assets in support of the delivery of Land Information New Zealand's services.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Capital expenditure is in accordance with the Capital Asset Management Plan.

N/A N/A Achieved

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by Land Information New Zealand in the 2016/17 Annual Report.

Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets

Land Information New Zealand

Details of Net Asset Schedule 2015/16
Estimated Actual
$000
2016/17
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2016/17
Opening Balance 74,550 92,492  
Capital Injections 650 - Changes required to satisfy a government policy decision to add IRD numbers into Landonline.
Capital Withdrawals - -  
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) 17,292 8,529 Surplus to be retained. Forecast is lower for 2016/17 to reflect a lower expected surplus.
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

92,492 101,021  

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations#

3.1 - Non-Departmental Output Expenses#

Contaminated Sites (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the analysis, investigation and, where necessary, appropriate remedial action on contaminated sites for which the Crown has accepted responsibility.

Expenses

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 350 99 400

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve effective management of contaminated sites for which the Crown has accepted responsibility.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s.15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 because the annual amount of the non-departmental appropriation is less than $5 million for expenses.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $50,000 to $400,000 for 2016/17 which is a return to expected levels for this appropriation. Due to previous transfers to fund land liability settlements, the 2015/16 appropriation was lower than normal. LINZ decreased this appropriation by $100,000 per year for reprioritisation in Budget 2015.

Forestry Plantation Activity (M44)#

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to forestry operations on Crown land.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 905 846 1,326

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve effective forestry operations on Crown land.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

An exemption was granted under s.15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 because the annual amount of the non-departmental appropriation is less than $5 million for expenses.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation has increased by $421,000 to $1.326 million for 2016/17 which is due to increased forestry activity.

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses#

Bad and Doubtful Debts (M44)#

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 25 19 145

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the writing off bad and doubtful debts.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

This appropriation is solely for writing off bad and doubtful debts. An exemption was granted under s.15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 because end of year performance information for this appropriation is not likely to be informative.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $120,000 to $145,000 for the 2016/17 year due to a transfer from Vote Treaty Negotiations related to the Landbank transfer.

Crown Forest Management (M44)#

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to the management of Crown forest properties and licences, including settling reviews, interest liability and GST on refunded fees.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 450 252 400

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve effective management of Crown forest properties.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

An exemption was granted under s.15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 because the annual amount of the non-departmental appropriation is less than $5 million for expenses.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation has decreased by $50,000 to $400,000 in 2016/17 which is due to an expense transfer from 2014/15 into 2015/16. This is a return to the expected level for this appropriation.

Depreciation (M44)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 393 363 3,993

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve the depreciation of buildings on surplus Crown land.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

This appropriation is solely for the payment of depreciation. An exemption was granted under s.15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 because end of year performance information for this appropriation is not likely to be informative. Performance information relating to the administration of Crown land is provided under the Crown land Multi-Category Appropriation.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation has increased by $3.600 million to $3.993 million due to a transfer from Vote Treaty Negotiations related to the Landbank transfer.

Land Liabilities (M44)#

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to the investigation and resolution, including legal costs and settlement, of land-related liabilities administered by the department.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,033 551 843

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve the investigation, resolution and settlement, of land-related liabilities administered by the department.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

An exemption was granted under s.15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 because the annual amount of the non-departmental appropriation is less than $5 million for expenses.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation has decreased by $90,000 to $843,000 in 2016/17 which is due to an expense transfer from 2014/15 into 2015/16. This is a return to the expected level for this appropriation.

Proceeds from Sale of New Zealand Transport Agency Properties (M44)#

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to payments to the New Zealand Transport Agency equivalent to the proceeds received from the sales of Crown land no longer required for New Zealand Transport Agency purposes.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 100,000 54,000 100,000

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve payment to the New Zealand Transport Agency for the equivalent of what the Crown has received from the sale of New Zealand Transport Agency properties.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

An exemption was granted under s.15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 because this appropriation is solely to return to the New Zealand Transport Agency proceeds from the disposal of Crown land administered by the New Zealand Transport Agency. Performance information relating to the administration of this payment is provided within the New Zealand Transport Agency 2016/17 Annual Report.

Rates on Crown Land (M44)#

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to the rate expense on Crown land and surplus government properties managed by the department on behalf of the Crown.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,307 1,307 1,157

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve payment of rates on Crown land and surplus government properties administered by the Department on behalf of the Crown.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

This appropriation is solely for the payment of rates on Crown land. An exemption was granted under s.15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 because end of year performance information for this appropriation is not likely to be informative.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation has decreased by $150,000 to $1.157 million in 2016/17 which is due to an expense transfer from 2014/15 into 2015/16. This is a return to the expected level for this appropriation.

Residual Crown Leasehold Rents (M44)#

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to the leasehold expenses and liabilities incurred on residual surplus government accommodation managed by the department on behalf of the Crown.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 700 692 700

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve the payment of leasehold liabilities on residual surplus government accommodation administered by the department on behalf of the Crown.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

An exemption was granted under s.15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 because the annual amount of the non-departmental appropriation is less than $5 million for expenses.

Soil Conservation Reserve Management (M44)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 380 212 380

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve the effective management of soil conservation reserves in accordance with the Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act 1941.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

An exemption was granted under s.15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 because the annual amount of the non-departmental appropriation is less than $5 million for expenses.

Tangoio Catchment Management Fund (M44)#

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to soil conservation and management of environmental effects related to the Tangoio Catchment Area.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 120 100 120

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve management of environmental effects associated with the Tangoio Catchments Management Area.

End of Year Performance Reporting#

An exemption was granted under s.15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 because the annual amount of the non-departmental appropriation is less than $5 million for expenses.

3.5 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure#

Crown Acquisitions - Huntly East (M44)#

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the acquisition of properties falling within Cabinet's approved policy area for Huntly East subsidence zone.

Capital Expenditure

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 1,245

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the acquisition of properties captured within the Huntly East subsidence zone.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s.15D(2)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 because the annual amount of the non-departmental appropriation is less than $15 million for capital expenditure.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $1.245 million to $1.245 million in 2016/17 which is due to an expense transfer from 2015/16 into 2016/17. The timing and volume of these purchases are outside of LINZ's control. No purchases were required in the 2015/16 year.

Crown Purchases- Land Exchanges (M44)#

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to the acquisition of land from Territorial Authorities and other Crown agencies to effect boundary adjustments for works such as roading and rail service improvements.

Capital Expenditure#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 100 - 100

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve the acquisition of land from other parties to effect boundary adjustments for works such as roading and rail service improvements or movements in stream or riverbeds.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

An exemption was granted under s.15D(2)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 because the annual amount of the non-departmental appropriation is less than $15 million for capital expenditure.

Land Tenure Reform Acquisitions (M44)#

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses#

Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

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: 01 July 2014

Expires: 30 June 2019
Original Appropriation 480,570
Adjustments to 2014/15 -
Adjustments for 2015/16 -
Adjusted Appropriation 480,570
Actual to 2014/15 Year End 35,569
Estimated Actual for 2015/16 51,263
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 131,246
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 262,492

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve acquisition of the leasees' 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 achieve Government high country objectives.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Pastoral lease acquisitions comply with the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998.

N/A N/A Achieved

End of Year Performance Reporting#

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister for Land Information appended to the LINZ annual report for 2016/17.

Purchase of Assets for Possible Use in future Treaty of Waitangi settlements (M74)#

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of assets for possible use in future Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

Capital Expenditure#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 10,000

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve the efficient and effective purchase of assets for possible use in future Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for the purchase of assets. Performance information relating to the purchase and disposal of assets is provided under the Property Portfolio Management appropriation.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The increase in this appropriation is due to LINZ taking this funding on from Vote Treaty Negotiations for 2016/17 as part of the Landbank transfer.

Part 4 - Details of Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure#

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure#

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Land Ownership and Management (M85)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support the recovery of Canterbury through the purchase, clearance, maintenance and management of land affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses
Acquisition and Disposal Expenses
This category is limited to the Crown's costs incurred in acquiring and disposing of land and buildings in Canterbury.
Managing the Recovery
This category is limited to managing properties and associated issues relating to the Canterbury earthquakes.
Non-Departmental Other Expenses
Clearance of built structures and associated works
This category is limited to the clearance of built structures and other works deemed necessary on land affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.
Initial write-down in the value of Land
This category is limited to the write-down to fair value on the acquisition of land and improvements in Canterbury.
Management and Clearance of Land
This category is limited to costs arising from the management of properties affected by the Canterbury earthquakes and anchor projects.
Management and Clearance of Land - anchor projects
This category is limited to costs arising from the management of properties held for anchor projects.
Mass Movement of Land
This category is limited to assisting the Christchurch City Council response to the landslide hazards in the Port Hills exacerbated by the Canterbury earthquakes.
Purchase of Land and Improvements - Operational
This category is limited to the purchase of land and improvements and other associated operating costs relating to properties affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.
Vendor Legal Fees
This category is limited to contributions towards vendor legal fees when buying or selling land and improvements affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.
Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure
Purchase of Land and Improvements - Capital
This category is limited to the purchase of land and improvements and other capital costs relating to properties affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

50,789 38,123 59,005

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Acquisition and Disposal Expenses 926 926 -
Managing the Recovery 1,650 2,471 2,400

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     
Clearance of built structures and associated works 15,803 8,051 9,391
Initial write-down in the value of Land 1 - -
Management and Clearance of Land 10,468 5,115 47,214
Management and Clearance of Land - anchor projects 457 457 -
Mass Movement of Land 8,380 8,000 -
Purchase of Land and Improvements - Operational 1 - -
Vendor Legal Fees 1,719 1,719 -

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

     
Purchase of Land and Improvements - Capital 11,384 11,384 -

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

2,076 2,897 1,400
Acquisition and Disposal Expenses 926 926 -
Managing the Recovery 1,150 1,971 1,400

Revenue from Others

500 500 1,000
Managing the Recovery 500 500 1,000

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the recovery of Canterbury through the purchase, clearance, maintenance and management of Crown land in the residential red zone affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Ministerial satisfaction with Land Information New Zealand's Residential Red Zone activities

7/10 7/10 7/10

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Acquisition and Disposal Expenses

     

This category is intended to achieve payment of costs incurred in acquiring and disposing of land and buildings in Canterbury.

     

The number of properties acquired is in accordance with the agreed plan.

Within 10% of the agreed plan Within 10% of the agreed plan Within 10% of the agreed plan

Managing the Recovery

     

This category is intended to achieve the management of properties and associated issues relating to the Canterbury earthquakes.

     

Ministerial satisfaction with Land Information New Zealand's Residential Red Zone activities.

7/10 7/10 7/10

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Clearance of built structures and associated works

     
This category is intended to achieve the clearance of built structures and other works deemed necessary on Crown-owned land affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.      
Clearances completed on Crown-owned properties in the flat land Residential Red Zone. N/A N/A Within 2% of the agreed plan
Clearances completed on Crown-owned properties in the Port Hills Residential Red Zone. N/A N/A Within 10% of the agreed plan

Management and Clearance of Land

     

This category is intended to achieve management of Crown-owned land in the Residential Red Zone.

     

Land clearance and treatment completed on Crown-owned properties in the flat land Residential Red Zone.

Within 2% of the agreed plan Within 2% of the agreed plan Within 2% of the agreed plan

Land clearance and treatment completed on Crown-owned properties in the Port Hills Residential Red Zone.

Within 10% of the agreed plan Within 10% of the agreed plan Within 10% of the agreed plan

Insurance and Earthquake Commission recoveries received from Crown-owned properties in the Residential Red Zone.

Within 10% of the agreed plan Within 10% of the agreed plan TBC Within 10% of the agreed plan

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by Land Information New Zealand in the 2016/17 Annual Report.

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation

  2015/16 2016/17
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Departmental Output Expense, Managing the Recovery (Part Only - Refer Note 1)  1,650  2,471  2,400
Vote Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Land Ownership and Management MCA (Refer to Note 2)  48,779  35,342  56,605
Vote Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure, Ownership and Divestment of Anchor Projects MCA
Non Departmental Other Expense, Christchurch Bus Interchange and associated Transport Infrastructure
  
 
10
 
 
10
  
 
-
Vote Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure, Procurement and Preparation of Land and Other Assets for the Development of Anchor Projects MCA
Non Departmental Other Expense, Pre-Development Holding Costs - Operating
 
 
300
 
 
300
 
 
-
Total  50,789  38,123  59,005

Note 1 - expenditure against this appropriation also corresponds to other appropriations in Vote Health, Vote Building and Housing, Vote Business, Science and Innovation and Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Note 2 - all categories in Vote Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Land Ownership and Management MCA correspond to this new Multi-Category appropriation in Vote Lands.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2016/17 is due to:

  • an increase of $850,000 in Managing the Recovery, this increase is a result of LINZ receiving a higher appropriation for 2016/17 than for 2015/16 when inheriting this from CERA
  • an increase of $36.744 million in Management and Clearance of Land, this increase is a result of LINZ receiving a higher appropriation for 2016/17 than for 2015/16 when inheriting this from CERA
  • a decrease of $6.412 million in Demolition and Making Structures Safe, this decrease is a result of LINZ receiving a lower appropriation for 2016/17 than for 2015/16 when inheriting this from CERA
  • a decrease of $8.380 million in Mass Movement of Land, this decrease is a result of LINZ receiving no appropriation for 2016/17 when inheriting this from CERA as it is expected that all work will be completed by the end of 2015/16
  • a decrease of $1.719 million in Vendor Legal Fees, this decrease is a result of LINZ receiving a wash up of CERA appropriations for 2015/16 which do not continue into 2016/17
  • a decrease of $926,000 in Acquisition and Disposal Expenses, this decrease is a result of LINZ receiving a wash up of CERA appropriations for 2015/16 which do not continue into 2016/17, and
  • a decrease of $12.812 million in Purchase of Land and Improvements - Capital, this decrease is a result of LINZ receiving a wash up of CERA appropriations for 2015/16 which do not continue into 2016/17.

For instances where this appropriation has increased, this is due LINZ inheriting only a partial year's appropriation in 2015/16 but a full year's appropriation in 2016/17. For instances where this appropriation has decreased this is largely due to work being scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015/16.

Crown Land (M44)#

Overarching Purpose Statement#

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to enable the best economic, environmental and recreational uses of Crown-owned and Crown-used land.

Scope of Appropriation#

Departmental Output Expenses

Centralised clearance service for acquisitions and disposals
This category is limited to statutory decision making on land acquisitions and disposals by the Crown and road legislation actions for local authorities and related work.
Land disposal services for other agencies
This category is limited to costs associated with the disposal of land and improvements that have been assigned to Land Information New Zealand for disposal.
Land Information New Zealand Biosecurity Programme
This category is limited to the delivery of the Land Information New Zealand Biosecurity Programme.
Management of Crown land
This category is limited to the management of the Crown's interest in land, including disposals, related liabilities, and establishing standards relating to Crown land.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

25,340 22,150 39,437

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Centralised clearance service for acquisitions and disposals 1,200 1,113 1,200
Land disposal services for other agencies 5,000 2,320 7,621
Land Information New Zealand Biosecurity Programme 3,673 3,610 2,738
Management of Crown land 15,467 15,107 27,878

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

18,765 18,394 30,947
Land disposal services for other agencies - - 621
Land Information New Zealand Biosecurity Programme 3,373 3,320 2,448
Management of Crown land 15,392 15,074 27,878

Revenue from Others

6,575 3,562 8,490
Centralised clearance service for acquisitions and disposals 1,200 939 1,200
Land disposal services for other agencies 5,000 2,309 7,000
Land Information New Zealand Biosecurity Programme 300 290 290
Management of Crown land 75 24 -

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve effective and sustainable management of Crown-owned and used land.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Stakeholder satisfaction with Land Information New Zealand's Crown land performance.

3 out of 5 or better 4 out of 5 7/10

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Centralised clearance service for acquisitions and disposals

     

This category is intended to achieve comfort that the acquisition and disposal of all Crown land is compliant with regulatory and statutory requirements.

     

The percentage of recommendations on reports received from certified suppliers approved, declined or responded to within 10 working days.

95% 88% 95%

The percentage of statutory decisions that meet regulatory and statutory requirements.

100% 100% 100%

Land disposal services for other agencies

     

This category is intended to achieve maximum value for the Crown from property that has been assigned to Land Information New Zealand for disposal.

     

Realised disposal value of properties is in accordance with agreed plan (other agencies) (Note 1).

N/A N/A Achieved

Disposal of properties is within agreed timeframes (other agencies) (Note 2).

N/A N/A Achieved

Land Information New Zealand Biosecurity Programme

     

This category is intended to achieve the delivery of an effective Land Information New Zealand Biosecurity Programme.

     

Infestation at key sites is controlled in accordance with agreed plan.

Within 10% of the agreed plan Within 10% of the agreed plan Within 10% of the agreed plan

Management of Crown land

     

This category is intended to achieve effective and efficient Crown land management.

     

Realised disposal value of properties is in accordance with agreed plan (LINZ owned properties) (Note 3).

N/A N/A Achieved

Rental collection from properties is within agreed plan (Note 4).

N/A N/A Achieved

Note 1 - realised disposal value is no less than 90% of the current market value for all sales.

Note 2 - average disposal time is no more than 36 months.

Note 3 - realised disposal value is no less than 90% of the current market value for all sales.

Note 4 - outstanding rent is no more than 4% of total rental revenue.

End of Year Performance Reporting#

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by Land Information New Zealand in the 2016/17 Annual Report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The increase in this appropriation for 2016/17 is due to:

  • an increase of $2 million in Land disposal services for other agencies. This is due to forecasting changes in 2015/16 to decrease this appropriation. 2016/17 is a return to the expected level for this appropriation
  • a decrease of $935,000 in Land Information New Zealand Biosecurity Programme. In 2015/16 LINZ had a higher level of funding for MidDome, an expense transfer from 2014/15 into 2015/16 which increased the appropriation in this year and forecasting changes. 2016/17 is a return to the expected level for this appropriation, and
  • an increase of $12.486 million in Management of Crown land. This is due to an increase of $12.539 million transferred from Vote Treaty Negotiations related to the Landbank Transfer. This is offset by a decrease from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery portion of this appropriation being stripped out.

Memorandum Account#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Crown Property Clearances

     
Opening Balance at 1 July 184 184 10
Revenue 850 939 939
Expenses 1,139 1,113 1,113
Transfers and Adjustments - - -

Closing Balance at 30 June

(105) 10 (164)

Location Based Information (M44)#

Overarching Purpose Statement#

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to enable location information to be widely available, easily accessible and readily used.

Scope of Appropriation#

Departmental Output Expenses

Administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha O Aotearoa
This category is limited to the official geographic naming activities of the New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha O Aotearoa.
Land Information New Zealand Location Based Information Infrastructure
This category is limited to costs associated with the collection, authorisation, maintenance and dissemination of location based information.
Leading the New Zealand Geospatial Strategy
This category is limited to the delivery and ongoing support of Spatial Data Infrastructure.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

30,165 28,537 25,559

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha O Aotearoa 795 777 785
Land Information New Zealand Location Based Information Infrastructure 21,884 20,290 21,275
Leading the New Zealand Geospatial Strategy 7,486 7,470 3,499

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

27,417 26,075 23,555
Administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha O Aotearoa 795 777 785
Land Information New Zealand Location Based Information Infrastructure 19,601 18,275 19,421
Leading the New Zealand Geospatial Strategy 7,021 7,023 3,349

Revenue from Others

2,960 1,651 2,004
Land Information New Zealand Location Based Information Infrastructure 2,495 1,424 1,854
Leading the New Zealand Geospatial Strategy 465 227 150

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve increased availability, easier accessibility and greater value being created from location based information.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Customer satisfaction with Land Information New Zealand's location based information products and services.

3 out of 5 or better 4 out of 5 7/10

Data released by Land Information New Zealand has been assessed under NZGOAL and appropriately licensed (Note 1).

N/A N/A Achieved

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha O Aotearoa

     

This category is intended to achieve high quality advice and decision making on official place names in accordance with the New Zealand Geographic Board (Nga Pou Taunaha O Aotearoa) Act 2008.

     

New Zealand Geographic Board (Nga Pou Taunaha O Aotearoa) satisfaction with the support provided by the Secretariat.

3 out of 5 or better 4 out of 5 7/10

Land Information New Zealand Location Based Information Infrastructure

     

This category is intended to achieve high-quality fit for purpose location based information and associated products and services.

     

New allocated addresses are processed within agreed timeframes (Note 2).

N/A N/A Achieved

Maintenance of topographic products is in accordance with agreed timeframes (Note 3).

N/A N/A Achieved

Survey mark defects are rectified in accordance with agreed timeframes (Note 4).

N/A N/A Achieved

Availability of Global Navigation Satellite System data is in accordance with agreed timeframes (Note 5).

N/A N/A Achieved

The percentage of cadastral surveys that are connected to geodetic marks.

98% 100% 98%

Maritime hazards and critical information are notified within agreed timeframes (Note 6).

N/A N/A Achieved

Sea level data is transmitted and received within agreed timeframes (Note 7).

N/A N/A 95%

New information from hydrographic surveys is available on charting products within agreed timeframes (Note 8).

N/A N/A Achieved

Leading the New Zealand Geospatial Strategy

     

This category is intended to achieve the development of an integrated spatial data infrastructure.

     

The number of government agencies releasing their geospatial data for reuse that complies with the recommended standards for finding, sharing and reuse.

N/A N/A 12 or more

Note 1 - for more information on the New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing (NZGOAL) framework, visit: https://www.ict.govt.nz/guidance-and-resources/open-government/new-zealand-government-open-access-and-licensing-nzgoal-framework/.

Note 2 - electronically submitted new allocated addresses are processed within 5 working days.

Note 3 - on average, high visibility changes in the landscape are maintained within 30 working days. On average, road corridor and selected updates are maintained within 12 working days.

Note 4 - timeframes vary for different types of work and are agreed with contractors.

Note 5 - timeframes vary for different data and are specified in the contract specifications supplied to the contractor.

Note 6 - maritime hazards and critical information are notified within 1 working day.

Note 7 - sea level data is transmitted and received within 10 minutes.

Note 8 - New information from hydrographic surveys is available on charting products within 12 months.

End of Year Performance Reporting#

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by Land Information New Zealand in the 2016/17 Annual Report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The decrease in this appropriation for 2016/17 is due to:

  • a decrease of $10,000 in the Administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha O Aotearoa category, this is based on a forecast adjustment. 2016/17 is a return to expected levels for this appropriation
  • a decrease of $609,000 in the Land Information New Zealand Location Based Information Infrastructure category. This is due to expense transfers from 2014/15 to 2015/16 resulting in a higher than normal appropriation in 2015/16. 2016/17 is a return to expected levels for this appropriation, and
  • a decrease of $3.987 million in Leading the New Zealand Geospatial Strategy. This is a result of 2015/16 being significantly higher than normal. In 2015/16 LINZ received appropriation for Smart Cities, Open Data and Metadata. In addition there were expense transfers in this category from 2014/15 to 2015/16 related to Canterbury SDI and Smart Cities.

Overarching Purpose Statement#

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support to Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities.

Scope of Appropriation#

Departmental Output Expenses

Ministerial Services, Appointments, Implementation and Operational Policy
This category 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.
Policy Advice
This category 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.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

4,229 4,130 3,484

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Ministerial Services, Appointments, Implementation and Operational Policy 1,177 1,151 1,177
Policy Advice 3,052 2,979 2,307

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

4,229 4,130 3,484
Ministerial Services, Appointments, Implementation and Operational Policy 1,177 1,151 1,177
Policy Advice 3,052 2,979 2,307

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve high quality, timely policy advice and services to Ministers.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation#

Land Information New Zealand will assess its performance for the Policy Advice Multi Category Appropriation by on-going monitoring of the quality of policy advice briefings it produces, the satisfaction of the Minister for Land Information with the advice and services it provides and the timeliness with which outputs under this Policy Advice Multi Category Appropriation are produced. The performance measures for the Policy Advice Multi Category Appropriation are listed below in the relevant categories of the Multi Category Appropriation.

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Ministerial Services, Appointments, Implementation and Operational Policy

     

This category is intended to achieve high quality, timely policy advice and services to Ministers.

     

Ministerial satisfaction with Land Information New Zealand's ministerial support services.

N/A N/A 7/10

Policy Advice

     

This category is intended to achieve high quality, timely policy advice and services to Ministers.

     

The average rating for policy papers as assessed by the external reviewer.

7 out of 10 or better 7 out of 10 7/10

Ministerial satisfaction with Land Information New Zealand's policy advice

N/A N/A 7/10

The total cost per output hour of producing policy advice.

Up to $140 per output hour Less than $140 per output hour Up to $140 per output hour

End of Year Performance Reporting#

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by Land Information New Zealand in the 2016/17 Annual Report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation has decreased by $745,000 to $3.484 million for 2016/17. This is due to 2015/16 being higher than expected with increased policy work on Canterbury Boundaries and Maori Land Service. 2016/17 is a return to the expected level for this appropriation.

Property Rights (M44)#

Overarching Purpose Statement#

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to ensure that property rights and information are clear, certain, easily tradable and accessible.

Scope of Appropriation#

Departmental Output Expenses

Regulating Valuation
This category is limited to the certification of rating revaluations and the administration of the Valuers Registration Board.
The Survey and Title system
This category is limited to the provision of the system for providing information, transacting and recording land property rights including establishing standards.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

72,957 58,524 74,607

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Regulating Valuation 2,518 1,279 2,518
The Survey and Title system 70,439 57,245 72,089

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

350 244 2,000
The Survey and Title system 350 244 2,000

Revenue from Others

75,357 75,252 72,607
Regulating Valuation 2,518 1,414 2,518
The Survey and Title system 72,839 73,838 70,089

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve ease of transacting property rights and maintained confidence in property rights.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Customer satisfaction with survey and title services

N/A N/A 7/10

The percentage of upheld High Court challenges under section 216 of the Land Transfer Act 1952.

Less than 10% of those lodged none received Less than 10% of those lodged

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Regulating Valuation

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective and efficient regulation of registered property valuers and valuation activities.

     

Public complaints to the Valuer General are screened and initial investigation reports are produced within 9 months of receipt.

80% 80% 80%

Valuers Registration Board satisfaction with support provided by Land Information New Zealand.

3 out of 5 or better 4 out of 5 7/10

The percentage of applications for registration as a Valuer that meet the statutory requirements that will be examined at the next available date.

100% 100% 100%

The percentage of certification decisions that meet regulatory and statutory standards.

100% 100% 100%

The percentage of objections to Territorial Local Authority valuations settled within 30% of the original notified valuation.

80% 85% 80%

The Survey and Title system

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective and efficient regulation of registered property valuers activities.

     

The number of working days to process 90% of cadastral survey datasets.

10 working days 21 working days 10 working days

The number of working days to process 90% of manually processed title transactions.

10 working days 10 working days 10 working days

The number of working days to satisfy 90% of customer requests for survey and title records.

2 working days 3 working days 3 working days

The number of working days taken to adjust 90% of datasets into the cadastral survey network following approval.

20 working days 17 working days 20 working days

The percentage of survey transactions requiring correction.

2% or less 1% or less 2% or less

The percentage of title transactions requiring correction.

0.2% or less 0.2% or less 0.2% or less

Landonline system is available to customers in accordance with agreed times (Note 1).

N/A N/A 99.5%

Note 1 - The Landonline system will be available to customers from 7am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, 7am to 9pm Friday, and 9am to 5pm Saturday.

End of Year Performance Reporting#

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by Land Information New Zealand in the 2016/17 Annual Report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The increase in appropriation from $70.439 million to $72.089 million is a return to expected levels for this appropriation. In 2015/16 this appropriation was lower than expected due to an internal reprioritisation to increase the Location Based Information Infrastructure category of the Location Based Information appropriation.

Memorandum Account#

The Survey and Title System is currently undergoing a fee review. It is expected that the balance of the memorandum account will trend towards zero over time as fees will be set to a level that will under recover on the costs being incurred. These fees will be reviewed again upon the completion of the Advanced Survey and Title System.

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Landonline

     
Opening Balance at 1 July 27,794 27,794 44,631
Revenue 66,261 73,838 66,261
Expenses 58,348 57,001 58,348
Transfers and Adjustments - - -

Closing Balance at 30 June

35,707 44,631 52,544