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Information supporting the estimates of appropriations

Environment Sector - Information Supporting the Estimates 2010/11 - Budget 2010

Information Supporting the Estimates is organised on the basis of sectors, with each Vote and its administering department allocated to one sector (with a small number of exceptions). The Information Supporting the Estimates comprises of sector overview information, together with statements of responsibility; performance information for appropriations in Votes covered by the sector; and statements of forecast service performance and forecast financial statements of departments included in the sector. Statements of Intent of departments included in the sector form part of the supporting information.

Chapters of the Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector volume of the Information Supporting the Estimates 2010/11 are available in Adobe PDF and HTML formats.

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Cover, Contents

Introduction

  • Purpose of Information Supporting the Estimates
  • Votes and Departments in Each Sector
  • Purpose and Nature of Appropriations
  • Guide to Reading Information Supporting the Estimates
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Useful Links

Sector Overview

  • Ministerial Statements of Responsibility
  • Chief Executive Statements of Responsibility

Performance Information for Appropriations in Each Vote

  • Vote Climate Change
  • Vote Conservation
  • Vote Environment
  • Vote Local Government
  • Vote Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

Statements of Forecast Service Performance of Departments

Forecast Financial Statements of Departments

  • Statement of Common Accounting Policies
  • Department of Conservation
  • Ministry for the Environment
  • Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

Statements of Intent of Departments (separately produced but forming part of this volume)

Purpose of Information Supporting the Estimates

The Information Supporting the Estimates provides members of Parliament with information on expected performance to:

  • support their examination of the appropriations and other authorities requested by the Government in the first Appropriation Bill for the forthcoming financial year, and
  • provide a basis against which they can later assess the actual performance of each individual department and Office of Parliament over that financial year.

The Information Supporting the Estimates is organised into 10 volumes by sector, each of which covers one or more Votes. The scope of each sector and the allocation of Votes to a sector reflect a balancing of three desired characteristics - namely that each volume should, where possible:

  • reflect natural sectors
  • keep together Votes administered by the same department, and
  • keep together Votes allocated to a particular select committee of the House of Representatives for examination.

The number of sectors and coverage of each sector was set in consultation with the Finance and Expenditure Committee. The 10 sectors are:

  • Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector
  • Education and Science Sector
  • Environment Sector
  • External Sector
  • Finance and Government Administration Sector
  • Health Sector
  • Justice Sector
  • Māori, Other Populations and Cultural Sector
  • Primary Sector
  • Social Development and Housing Sector.

 

Votes and Departments in Each Sector

Votes and Departments in Each Sector
Votes by Sector Departments by Sector

Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector - B.5A Vol.1

Vote Economic Development Ministry of Economic Development
Vote Commerce
Vote Communications
Vote Consumer Affairs
Vote Energy
Vote Tourism
Vote Transport Ministry of Transport
Vote Labour Department of Labour
Vote ACC
Vote Employment
Vote Immigration

Education and Science Sector - B.5A Vol.2

Vote Education Ministry of Education
Vote Education Review Office Education Review Office
Vote Research, Science and Technology Ministry of Research, Science and Technology
Vote Crown Research Institutes (this Vote is administered by the Treasury, which is in the Finance and Government Administration Sector.)

Environment Sector - B.5A Vol.3

Vote Environment Ministry for the Environment
Vote Climate Change
Vote Conservation Department of Conservation
Vote Local Government (this Vote is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs, which is in the Māori, Other Populations and Cultural Sector)
Vote Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

External Sector - B.5A Vol.4

Vote Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Vote Official Development Assistance
Vote Defence Ministry of Defence
Vote Defence Force New Zealand Defence Force
Vote Veterans' Affairs - Defence Force
Vote Customs New Zealand Customs Service

Finance and Government Administration Sector - B.5A Vol.5

Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Vote Communications Security and Intelligence Government Communications Security Bureau
Vote Security Intelligence New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
Vote State Services State Services Commission
Vote Finance The Treasury
Vote State-Owned Enterprises
Vote Revenue Inland Revenue Department
Vote Ministerial Services (this Vote is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs, which is in the Māori, Other Populations and Cultural Sector)  
Vote Office of the Clerk Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives
Vote Ombudsmen Office of the Ombudsmen
Vote Parliamentary Service Parliamentary Service
Vote Audit Office of the Auditor-General

Health Sector - B.5A Vol.6

Vote Health Ministry of Health

Justice Sector - B.5A Vol.7

Vote Justice Ministry of Justice
Vote Courts
Vote Corrections Department of Corrections
Vote Police New Zealand Police
Vote Serious Fraud Serious Fraud Office
Vote Attorney-General Crown Law Office
Vote Parliamentary Counsel Parliamentary Counsel Office

Māori, Other Populations and Cultural Sector - B.5A Vol.8

Vote Arts, Culture and Heritage Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Vote Sport and Recreation
Vote Statistics Statistics New Zealand
Vote National Archives Archives New Zealand
Vote National Library National Library of New Zealand
Vote Māori Affairs Te Puni Kōkiri
Vote Treaty Negotiations (this Vote is administered by the Ministry of Justice, which is in the Justice Sector)  
Vote Pacific Island Affairs Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs
Vote Women's Affairs Ministry of Women's Affairs
Vote Internal Affairs Department of Internal Affairs
Vote Community and Voluntary Sector
Vote Emergency Management
Vote Racing

Primary Sector - B.5A Vol.9

Vote Agriculture and Forestry Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Vote Biosecurity
Vote Food Safety
Vote Fisheries Ministry of Fisheries
Vote Lands Land Information New Zealand

Social Development and Housing Sector - B.5A Vol.10

Vote Social Development Ministry of Social Development
Vote Senior Citizens
Vote Veterans' Affairs - Social Development
Vote Youth Development
Vote Housing Department of Building and Housing

Purpose and Nature of Appropriations

An appropriation is a statutory authority from Parliament allowing the Crown or an Office of Parliament to incur expenses or capital expenditure.

Neither the Crown nor an Office of Parliament can legally incur any expense or capital expenditure - as those terms are defined in the Public Finance Act 1989 (PFA) - unless it is expressly authorised by or under an Act of Parliament.

Each appropriation is allocated to, and managed as, one of six types of appropriation.

Limits Created by Appropriations

Each appropriation has a defined scope that limits the uses or activities for which the expenses or capital expenditure can be incurred. The scope should be sufficient on its own to establish the nature and extent of the authority to incur expenses or capital expenditure. The wording of the appropriation scope should achieve the balance between being sufficiently precise to act as an effective constraint against non-authorised activities and not so specific that it inadvertently limits activity intended to be authorised.

In most cases an appropriation also limits the amount of expenses or capital expenditure that can be incurred, and the time period within which those expenses or capital expenditure can be incurred.

Aside from the very limited exclusions provided for in the PFA, the amount of expense or capital expenditure authorised by an appropriation is measured in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice.

As generally accepted accounting practice does not normally treat GST as an expense, appropriation amounts also generally exclude GST. Prior to 2005/06, however, appropriations included applicable GST. All prior-year appropriation data, such as in the Summary of Trends table in the Estimates and the Summary of Financial Activity Table for each Vote in Information Supporting the Estimates - have been adjusted to exclude GST to allow appropriate comparison.

Responsibility for Appropriations

Each appropriation is the responsibility of a designated Minister, who controls the right to use that appropriation within the limits authorised by Parliament. A department is also assigned to administer that appropriation in accordance with the Minister's wishes concerning its use.

A Vote is a group of appropriations (and can be a single appropriation) administered by a single department. Different appropriations within a Vote may be the responsibility of different Ministers.

 

Types of Appropriation

The PFA provides for six types of appropriation. Four appropriation types authorise the incurring of expenses; one type authorises the incurring of capital expenditure; and the remaining type authorises both.

These appropriation types can be further differentiated by whether the expenses or capital expenditure are departmental or non-departmental transactions.

Types of Appropriation
Appropriation Type Transaction Status Description

Output Expenses

Departmental

Authorises expenses to be incurred by a department or an Office of Parliament in supplying a specified category of outputs (goods and services).

Non-Departmental

Authorises expenses to be incurred by the Crown (excluding departments) in purchasing a specified category of outputs (goods and services) from Crown entities or other third parties.

Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses

Non-Departmental

Authorises expenses to be incurred by the Crown (excluding departments) in transferring resources (generally to individuals for their personal benefit) for which the Crown receives nothing directly in return.

Examples include the Unemployment Benefit, student allowances and various scholarships and awards.

Borrowing Expenses

Departmental

Authorises the incurring of interest or other financing expenses for loans made to a department or an Office of Parliament, or for public securities (undertakings that represent part of the public debt) issued by a department or an Office of Parliament.

In practice, limitations on the rights of departments to borrow or issue securities mean that these are likely to be incurred only by Offices of Parliament.

Non-Departmental

Authorises the incurring of interest or other financing expenses for loans made to the Crown (excluding departments), or public securities (undertakings that represent part of the public debt) issued by the Crown.

Crown debt management is centralised, which means that most debt-servicing expenses appear in Vote Finance.

Other Expenses

Departmental

Authorises expenses to be incurred by a department or an Office of Parliament that are not either output expenses or borrowing expenses.

Other expenses should be used only for events that cannot be related back to output production, such as redundancy costs arising from a government decision to cease purchasing certain types of outputs, or a loss on sale of assets made surplus by departmental restructuring.

Non-Departmental

Authorises expenses to be incurred by the Crown (excluding departments) that are not structured or managed as output expenses, benefits and unrequited expenses, or borrowing expenses.

Other expenses is the residual appropriation type, which should not be used where an appropriation could be better classified or managed as one of the other appropriation types (eg, as output expenses).

Examples include disposal of an asset for less than market value, grants to community organisations, subscriptions for membership of international bodies and remuneration of independent statutory officers.

Capital expenditure

Departmental

Authorises capital expenditure to be incurred by a department or an Office of Parliament to acquire or develop assets for the use of the department.

Non-Departmental

Authorises capital expenditure to be incurred by the Crown (excluding departments) to acquire or develop Crown assets, including the purchase of equity, or making a loan to a person or organisation that is not a department.

Expenses or Capital expenditure Incurred by an Intelligence and Security Department

Departmental

Authorises both expenses and capital expenditure to be incurred by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service or the Government Communications Security Bureau.

Types of Output Expense Appropriations

A number of variations are possible for output expense appropriations. In particular, the constraint on the amount of expense that can be incurred is not always a fixed amount; and an output expense appropriation can cover more than one class of outputs.

Types of Output Expense Appropriations
Output Expense Appropriation Type and Authority Description, Constraints on Form and Typical Application

Standard Output Expense Appropriations

(section 7(1), Public Finance Act 1989)

Departmental or non-departmental: Authorise a department or an Office of Parliament to incur expenses in supplying a specified class of outputs (goods and services), or the Crown (excluding departments) to incur expenses to purchase a specified class of outputs.

Annual or multi-year: The authority lapses at the end of the financial year or multi-year period specified.

Single output class only: The scope is limited to a single class of outputs (defined as a grouping of similar outputs).

Amount limited by Appropriation Act: The amount of a standard output expense appropriation is limited to a set amount of NZ dollars specified in an Appropriation Act.

Typical application: The normal or default form for an output expense appropriation, used for a wide range of outputs for which the flexibility offered by the other types of output expense appropriation is not required.

Multi-Class Output Expense Appropriations (MCOA)

(section 7(3)(b), Public Finance Act 1989)

Departmental or non-departmental: Authorise a department or an Office of Parliament to incur expenses in supplying more than one specified class of outputs (goods and services), or the Crown (excluding departments) to incur expenses to purchase more than one specified class of outputs.

A proposed MCOA must be approved by the Minister of Finance before it is presented in the Estimates. The information supporting the Estimates must explain why the Minister has allowed those classes of outputs to be grouped in one appropriation.

Annual or multi-year: The authority lapses at the end of the financial year or multi-year period specified.

Multiple output classes: The scope of an MCOA is determined by the combined scope of each of the output classes included in that appropriation.

Amount limited by Appropriation Act: The amount of an MCOA is limited to a set amount of NZ dollars specified in an Appropriation Act. The amount of expense that can be incurred in relation to each component output class is flexible within the total amount of the MCOA, although expenses must be separately forecast and reported for each individual class in the Estimates, Information Supporting the Estimates, Supplementary Estimates and the department's annual report.

Typical application: An MCOA is used where it is appropriate to give the responsible Minister or department ongoing discretion over the output mix across two or more classes of outputs. Such discretion will most commonly be sought where the output classes contribute to a common outcome, or use a common or closely related set of inputs or processes, and the circumstances that determine the appropriate output choice or mix are likely to vary during the appropriation period.

Revenue-Dependent Appropriations (RDA)

(section 21(1), Public Finance Act 1989)

Departmental only: Authorise a department or an Office of Parliament to incur expenses in supplying a specified a class of outputs (goods and services) that are not paid for directly by the Crown.

A proposed RDA must be approved by the Minister of Finance, before it is presented in the Estimates. Each class of outputs for which an RDA is approved is listed in an Appropriation Act for the relevant financial year.

Annual only: The authority lapses at the end of the financial year specified.

Single output class only: The scope of an RDA is limited to a single class of outputs (defined as a grouping of similar outputs).

Amount limited by amount of revenue earned: The amount of an RDA is limited tothe amount of revenue earned by a department or an Office of Parliament from other departments or from parties other than the Crown during a financial year. The Minister of Finance can further direct a department to incur expenses to a level lower than the amount of revenue earned, though such directions have been rare.

Typical application: An RDA provides flexibility to respond to unanticipated changes in the level of external demand for a class of outputs, where the full cost of the outputs is met by external parties and not the Crown.

Department-to-Department Appropriation (DDA)

(section 20(2), Public Finance Act 1989)

Departmental only: Authorise a department or an Office of Parliament to incur expenses in supplying specified outputs (goods and services) paid for by another department.

Creation of a DDA requires an agreement between two departments. Implicitly it also requires the approval of the Minister who will become responsible for the appropriation - namely, the Minister responsible for the supplying department - as the agreement has implications for the scope and risk of that department's operations.

Annual or multi-year: The period of a DDA will depend on the negotiated terms of the agreement.

Single or multiple output class(es): The scope of a DDA (and hence whether it covers one or more classes of outputs) will depend on the way in which the agreement defines what is to be delivered. In most cases, an agreement that provides for a range of different outputs is better treated as creating several single-class DDAs.

Amount limited by departmental agreement: The amount of a DDA is limited to either the amount of revenue earned from the commissioning department, or the cost incurred by the supplying department in providing those outputs (if that cost is less than the amount of revenue earned under the agreement).

Typical application: DDAs are intended to make collaboration between departments easier by reducing the time and effort required to obtain / adjust the relevant appropriations while also allowing a commissioning department to retain full control over the resources it provides.

The use of a DDA is not confined to bilateral agreements. A set of related DDAs could be used to enable one department to co-ordinate and manage the work of several departments that must work together to contribute to providing an integrated service to third parties, or to pool contributions from several departments to enable another department to provide a specific service to or on behalf of those departments.

Appropriation Period

The length of the appropriation period affects how appropriations are presented in the Estimates and Supplementary Estimates. Three kinds of appropriation can be distinguished on the basis of period - annual and multi-year (as referred to in the above table on types of output expense appropriations), and permanent:

  • Annual Appropriations - Most appropriations listed in the Estimates and Supplementary Estimates allow expenses or capital expenditure to be incurred only during a particular financial year. The annual amounts, for which parliamentary authority is being sought, are shown in bold type in Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations in the Estimates and Supplementary Estimates for each Vote. The amounts for RDAs and annual DDAs are forecasts only, and so are not shown in bold type.
  • Multi-Year Appropriations (MYAs) - The PFA also permits appropriations that allow expenses or capital expenditure to be incurred during a specified period that spans the whole or parts of more than one financial year, but no more than five financial years. The details of each MYA, including its commencement date and expiry date, are specified in Details of Multi-Year Appropriations in the Estimates and Supplementary Estimates for relevant Votes.
  • Permanent Appropriations (sometimes referred to as permanent legislative authorities or PLAs) -Permanent appropriations are authorised by legislation other than an Appropriation Act and continue in effect until revoked by Parliament. Generally the authorising legislation will impose limits on the scope of the appropriation and not its amount. For those appropriations that with limits set in cash terms, section 11(2) of the Public Finance Act 1989 requires that they be reported on an accrual basis. The usual legislative wording allows for expenses or capital expenditure to be incurred for the purpose specified in the legislation “without further appropriation than this section”. Details of permanent appropriations are included in Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations in the Estimates and Supplementary Estimates for each Vote for completeness, though the amount specified is a forecast rather than a limit. The amounts of permanent appropriations are therefore not shown in bold type. The scope of a permanent appropriation will reference the relevant section of the authorising legislation.

Guide to Reading Information Supporting theEstimates

The Information Supporting the Estimates for each of the 10 sectors comprises five components, each of which is briefly described, below.

1 Sector Overview Information

The first component of the Information Supporting the Estimates may include a statement, agreed by all Ministers responsible for appropriations in each Vote included in the sector, that presents an overview of the sector and a high-level summary of the government's expectations and priorities. The Overview also includes Ministerial and Chief Executive Statements of Responsibility for the information provided in the Information Supporting the Estimates.

2 Performance Information Relating to Appropriations in Each Vote

The second component of the Information Supporting the Estimates presents performance information relating to each appropriation.

Thetitle pages for each Vote specify the Minister(s) responsible for existing and proposed appropriations in the Vote, and the Responsible Minister for the department. The performance information meets the requirements of sections 15 and 41(1)(e) of the PFA and contains up to six parts. If particular information is not applicable to the Vote or a specific appropriation or type, or is otherwise unavailable, the relevant heading is not included.

Part 1 - Summary of the Vote

The Summary of the Vote comprises:

  • Part 1.1 Overview of the Vote - A plain-language summary of the focus of the appropriations through a brief explanation of the Vote. The Overview also appears at the start of the Vote in the Estimates.
  • Part 1.2 High-Level Objectives of the Vote - The objectives for the Vote presented through links and relationships and high-level priorities and outcomes to which they contribute. Where applicable, priorities and outcomes are drawn from the priorities and desired outcomes and published strategy documents. Links are also made to specific government strategies. Links may also be made to specific Government objectives.
  • Part 1.3 Trends in the Vote - A presentation of the actual and estimated trends in the Vote, comprising:
    • Summary of Financial Activity - A table showing financial information over the preceding five years (actual, budgeted or estimated actual), the current year (Budget) and the following three years (estimated) for the type of appropriations and Crown revenue and capital receipts.
    • New Policy Initiatives - A table showing how new initiatives (and the associated expenses or capital expenditure) are allocated to appropriations in the Vote. References are included where appropriations in other Votes are affected by the same initiative.
    • Analysis of Significant Trends - High-level analysis of appropriations and Crown revenue and capital receipts by type over the nine financial years covered by the Summary of Financial Activity table, explanations of significant changes and may also contain graphical presentations.
  • Part 1.4 Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure - a table providing a reconciliation and explanation of any changes in the structure or classification of appropriations made in the Budget year. These changes are restated for the previous financial year to facilitate comparison.

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses

This Part provides further detail about appropriations and expected performance for output expenses.

  • Part 2.1 Departmental Output Expenses - Intended impacts, outcomes and objectives are presented for departmental output expense appropriations in the Vote. This is followed by information on each appropriation, including its scope, a table showing expenses and revenue (distinguishing the revenue sources between the Crown and others), a statement of reasons for change in the appropriation (if material), and tables detailing performance measures and standards for significant aspects of expected output performance, any conditions on use of appropriation, any memorandum accounts (which record accumulated surpluses and deficits incurred in the provision of outputs on a full cost-recovery basis), and any current and past policy initiatives affecting the appropriation.
    • Information on impacts and outcomes or objectives to which the outputs contribute is provided. Further information on the relationships between outputs, impacts, and outcomes or objectives is outlined in Part 1.2 and the Statement of Intent. Conditions on use include administrative criteria and processes contained in legislation, regulation and Government decisions, which may be reference in scope statement or performance measures. The current and past policy initiatives tables provides a five-year history of announced initiatives that impact on the Budget year, the preceding year and the following three years.
    • For MCOA, an explanation is provided as to why the classes of outputs have been grouped under a single appropriation, and the scope statement, expenses and revenue, and performance information is presented for each output class.
    • Information provided for MYAs enables the original appropriation to be reconciled to the adjusted level if changes have been approved or are proposed, and the balance remaining to be derived taking account of actual or estimated expenses incurred to date.
    • The appropriation scope, expenses and revenue, and output performance measures and standards match information required to be included in a department's Statement of Forecast Service Performance with respect to departmental output expense appropriations used by the department.
  • Part 2.2 Non-Departmental Output Expenses - This sub-part contains comparable information to that presented in Part 2.1 on departmental output expense appropriations. The main differences are that details of third parties’ other revenue is not relevant and a summary of service providers is included.
    • The service providers table shows Crown entities and non-governmental organisations providing outputs funded through the Vote, and (where applicable) the mechanism for reporting actual performance to Parliament and the expiry of the Government's resource commitment. The reporting mechanisms are typically an entity's annual report or a report by the responsible Minister required by section 32A of the PFA. Where the provider is a Crown entity that is required to produce a Statement of Intent, its annual report may contain more detailed performance information at the output class or output level. ‘Section 32A' reports include a statement of service performance in relation to the appropriation.

Part 3 - Details for Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses

Part 3 provides performance information about appropriations for benefits and other unrequited expenses incurred by the Crown. No departmental transactions arise under this appropriation type.

  • Part 3.2 Non-Departmental Benefits and Other Expenses - Information on each appropriation includes impacts and outcomes intended to be achieved, a scope statement, expense components, reasons for material changes, any conditions of use, and details of any current and past policy initiatives over the five years up to and including the Budget year.

Part 4 - Details for Borrowing Expenses

This Part provides detail about appropriations for borrowing expenses. No departmental borrowing expense appropriations exist at present.

  • Part 4.2 Non-Departmental Borrowing Expenses - The set of performance information is the same as that for non-departmental benefits and other expenses, except that conditions on use are no specified.

Part 5 - Details and Expected Results for Other Expenses

Part 5 provides detail about appropriations for:

  • Part 5.1 Departmental Other Expenses - It is uncommon for this category of appropriation to be utilised. In the few cases where it occurs, the performance information is the same as that for non-departmental other expense appropriations except for a summary of reporting mechanisms.
  • Part 5.2 Non-Departmental Other Expenses- Information on other expenses incurred by the Crown covers intended impacts and outcomes, appropriation scope, expenses analysed by component, reasons for material changes in the appropriation, expected results and standards, any conditions on use, any current and past policy initiatives, and a summary of mechanisms for reporting actual performance to Parliament.

Part 6 - Details and Expectations of Capital Expenditure

This Part provides further details about appropriations for capital expenditure.

  • Part 6.1 Departmental Capital Expenditure - The purchase or development of assets by a department is made under a permanent appropriation authorised by section 24(1) of the PFA. Capital expenditure is defined in section 2 as the cost of assets acquired or developed, including tangible, intangible or financial assets, and any ownership interest in entities, but excluding inventories. The appropriation appears in the Vote that contains appropriations that are the responsibility of the department's Responsible Minister.
    • Information is provided on intended impacts and outcomes of the appropriation, its scope, expenditure analysed by standard asset categories, reasons for material changes in the appropriation, and expected results. The scope statement is in a standard form for all departments. The performance information relates to the department as a whole and is not limited to any specific capital injection.
  • Part 6.2 Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure - Performance information for capital expenditure incurred by the Crown is the same as that for departmental capital expenditure except for not detailing asset categories and the addition of any conditions on use of the appropriation, any current and past policy initiatives, and a summary of the mechanism for reporting to Parliament.
    • The scope statement indicates the form of interest or asset acquired by the Crown, such as a capital injection (equity), loan or shares.

The following table summarises the performance information that is required for a ‘standard' appropriation in each sub-part.

Summary of performance information that is required for a ?standard' appropriation
Standard Appropriations Part 2.1 Part 2.2 Part 3.1 Part 3.2 Part 4.1 Part 4.2 Part 5.1 Part 5.2 Part 6.1 Part 6.2
For each sub-part:                    
Intended impacts, outcomes or objectives
For each appropriation:                    
Scope of appropriation
Expenses and revenue N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Expenses N/A N/A N/A
Capital expenditure N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Reasons for change in appropriation
Output performance measures and standards N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Expected results N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Conditions on use of appropriation N/A N/A N/A
Memorandum account N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Current and past policy initiatives N/A
Summary of service providers N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Reporting mechanism N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Information on reasons for change, conditions on use, current and past policy initiatives, and reporting mechanisms appears where applicable or material. Memorandum accounts are relevant only in Part 2.1. Some variations exist for non-standard appropriations, including MCOAs in Parts 2.1 and 2.2 and MYAs in Parts 2.1, 2.2, 5.2 and 6.2. Furthermore performance information may not be available for some appropriations.

3 Statement of Forecast Service Performance of Departments

The third component of the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations comprises the Statement of Forecast Service Performance for each department included in the sector, by reference to material already set out in Part 2.1 of Votes containing appropriations proposed to be used by the department.

4 Forecast Financial Statements of Departments

The fourth component of the Information Supporting the Estimates begins with a Statement of Common Accounting Policies applicable to all departments. The forecast financial statements for the forthcoming financial year for each department covered by the sector includes a:

  • Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income
  • Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds
  • Forecast Statement of Financial Position
  • Statement of Forecast Cash Flows
  • Statement of Significant Assumptions.

Each department will include a Statement of Entity- Specific Accounting Policies detailing policies for any matters not addressed by the Statement of Common Accounting Policies (such as a “going concern” statement) or where its policies are more specific than the common policies (such as capitalisation thresholds and estimated useful lives of individual classes of assets). Notes to the Financial Statements provide additional details to assist interpretation of the accounts and to meet disclosure requirements outlined in legislation and accounting standards.

5 Statements of Intent of Departments

The final component of the Information Supporting the Estimates presents the Statements of Intent of the departments covered by each sector. These statements contain the information required by section 40 of the PFA. They focus on the medium term and generally cover:

  • Nature and scope of the department's functions - A brief high-level description of the department's functions, addressing its role(s) and purpose and how it intends fulfilling them.
  • Strategic direction - impacts and outcomes - A brief high-level overview of the department's strategic direction covering both the impacts and outcomes the department is seeking to achieve (or contribute to) and the strategic environment in which the department operates through, in particular, its responses to the government's priorities.
  • Operating intentions - Information that describes how the department intends to achieve (or contribute to) those desired impacts and outcomes through its operations. This section should also include the main measures and standards the department will use to assess and demonstrate what it has achieved, including measures of outcome achievement, impact and cost effectiveness.
  • Managing in a changeable operating environment - Information on the risks to achievement of the desired outcomes and priorities, and the department's mitigation strategies.
  • Assessing organisational health and capability - The department's intentions for building and strengthening its internal capability, including its responses to the development goals for the State Services and its strategic approach to managing its asset base and forecast capital expenditure in the medium term. If capital expenditure is significant, it is in a separate section.
  • Additional information and statutory reporting requirements - As required either by the responsible Minister or Minister of Finance, or by specific legislation.

Terms and Definitions

The table below contains terms that are used in the Estimates and the Information Supporting the Estimates.

Terms and Definitions
Appropriation An appropriation is a parliamentary authorisation for the Crown or an Office of Parliament to incur expenses or capital expenditure.
Appropriation scope One of the defining terms of an appropriation that establishes limits on the activities for which the Crown or an Office of Parliament is authorised to incur expenses or capital expenditure under that appropriation.
Capital expenditure The cost of assets acquired or developed including any ownership interest in entities, but excluding inventory.
Crown revenue Revenue earned on behalf of the Crown. These flows are accounted for as revenue to the Crown rather than as departmental revenue.
DDA Department-to-department appropriations, which are authorised by section 20(2) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
Department Generally references to Departments also include an Office of Parliament as provided in section 26E(4) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
Expenses Amounts consumed or losses of service potential or future economic benefits, other than those relating to capital withdrawals, in a financial year. [An accrual concept measured in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice.]
GST Goods and services tax. Appropriations are stated GST exclusive.
MCOA Multi-class output expense appropriation.
MYA Multi-year appropriation.
N/A Not applicable.
Outcomes States or conditions of society, the economy or the environment, including changes in those states or conditions.
Outputs Goods or services supplied by departments and other entities to external parties. Outputs are a variety of types, including policy advice, administration of contracts and grants, and the provision of specific services.
PFA Public Finance Act 1989.
PLA Permanent Legislative Authority - the traditional term for an appropriation authorised for an indefinite period by legislation other than an Appropriation Act (also known as a permanent appropriation).
Minister The Minister responsible for specific appropriations being sought within a Vote. As several Ministers may now hold appropriations within a single Vote, each appropriation will have a tag (M1, M2 etc) identifying the Minister responsible for that line item.
RDA Revenue-dependent appropriations, which are authorised by section 21(1) of the PFA 1989.
Responsible Minister The Minister responsible for the financial performance of a department or Crown entity. In relation to an Office of Parliament, the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives, and the Parliamentary Service, the Speaker is the Responsible Minister.
Revenue from the Crown Revenue earned by a department from the Crown for the provision of outputs to or on behalf of the Crown. These flows are accounted for as departmental revenue. Revenue from the Crown is eliminated for purposes of reporting the Crown's overall financial performance and position.
Revenue from Others Revenue earned by a department from other departments and from third parties. Revenue from other departments is eliminated for purposes of reporting the Crown's overall financial performance and position.
Vote A grouping of one or more appropriations that are the responsibility of one or more Ministers of the Crown and are administered by one department.

Useful Links

The suite of Budget 2010 documents can be accessed in the Budgets section of the website: www.treasury.govt.nz/budget/2010. Documents providing guidance on the PFA and the public sector financial management system can be accessed in the Public Finance Overviews section of the Treasury's website: www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/guidance/publicfinance.

Reporting Mechanisms

Reporting Mechanisms - Reporting Mechanisms - Local Government
Appropriation Reporting Mechanism
Chatham Islands Council Annual Report of the Chatham Islands Council

The above table indicates the mechanisms to be used for reporting actual performance for each non-departmental other expenses appropriation.

Part 6 - Details and Expected Results for Capital Expenditure

Part 6.2 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 6.2 NonDepartmental Capital Expenditure - Local Government
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Communities are supported by fair and responsive local government and other organisations Capital Investment - Lake Taupo

Capital Investments - Lake Taupo (M49)

Scope of Appropriation

Upgrading of boating facilities at Lake Taupo. Provision of safety lighting and adequate warning of navigational hazards.

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Capital Investments Lake Taupo (M49) - Local Government
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 34 34 34

Loan to the Auckland Transition Agency (M49)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the payment of a loan to the Auckland Transition Agency to implement local government reorganisation in the Auckland region.

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Loan to the Auckland Transition Agency (M49) - Local Government
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 30,473 30,473 40,793

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation is due to a higher level of funding in 2010/11.

Expected Results

Expected Results - Loan to the Auckland Transition Agency (M49) - Local Government
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Establishment of a single local authority for Auckland from 1 November 2010 New measure New measure Achieved

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Conditions on Use of Appropriation - Loan to the Auckland Transition Agency (M49) - Local Government
Reference Conditions
Budget 2010 Subject to a loan agreement being established between the Crown and the Auckland Transition Agency under Section 65L of the Public Finance Act 1989. Liability for the loan is transferred to the Auckland Council on 1 November 2010.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Loan to the Auckland Transition Agency (M49) - Local Government
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Loan Facility for The Auckland Transition Agency 2009/10 23,073 11,293 - - -
Additional capital funding for Auckland Transition Agency 2009/10 7,400 29,500 - - -

Local Government Debt Vehicle (M49)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the provision of capital funding to establish a single debt vehicle for local government borrowing.

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Local Government Debt Vehicle (M49) - Local Government
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 5,000

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

New appropriation with effect from 1 July 2010.

Expected Results

Expected Results - Local Government Debt Vehicle (M49) - Local Government
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Successful establishment of an entity to act as a Single Debt Vehicle for Local Authority Borrowing that will enable local authorities to reduce their cost of borrowing. New measure New measure Achieved

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Conditions on Use of Appropriation - Local Government Debt Vehicle (M49) - Local Government
Reference Conditions
Budget 2010 Subject to local authorities formally requesting an initial, repayable, contribution from the Crown.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Local Government Debt Vehicle (M49) - Local Government
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Provision of capital funding to establish a single debt vehicle for local government borrowing 2010/11 - 5,000 - - -

Performance Information for Appropriations Vote Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Speaker of the House of Representatives (M78)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSIONER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: Speaker of the House of Representatives

Part 1 - Summary of the Vote

Part 1.1 - Overview of the Vote

The Speaker of the House of Representatives is responsible for appropriations in Vote Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment for the 2010/11 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of just under $2.600 million for providing reports and advice to the House of Representatives.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 below.

Part 1.2 - High-Level Objectives of the Vote

Objectives of the Vote

The Commissioner has seven statutory functions under the Environment Act to investigate environmental issues, processes, and public agencies. As an Officer of Parliament, the Commissioner has a unique opportunity to provide Parliament with independent advice in its consideration of any matters that may have an impact on the quality of the environment. The Commissioner is required to deliver one output, Reports and Advice. This output is produced through four areas of activity:

  • working with Parliament through advice to select committees and inquiries for the House of Representatives, and through effectiveness, and accountability reporting
  • reviewing and investigating through environmental investigations and targeted inquiries
  • communicating and informing by monitoring environmental matters, engagement with stakeholders, presentation of investigations, and interaction with the media
  • encouraging preventive measures and remedial actions for the protection of the environment, through the above activities.

Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

Summary of Financial Activity - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
  2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
  Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
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 2,477 2,804 2,051 2,230 2,490 2,490 2,340 - 2,340 2,340 2,340 2,340
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses - - 244 251 256 256 256 - 256 256 256 256
Capital Expenditure - - 56 598 66 66 71 - 71 72 72 72
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

2,477 2,804 2,351 3,079 2,812 2,812 2,667 - 2,667 2,668 2,668 2,668

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

- - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Analysis of Significant Trends

The departmental appropriations in Vote Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, which are detailed in the Summary of Financial Activity above, show significant changes discussed briefly below.

In 2008 an operating capital swap resulted in a decrease of $450,000 for 2008/09 only. Outyear funding for operating expenses remained unchanged at $2.490 million.

In 2009 there was no increase in departmental appropriation.

In 2010 there was a decrease in departmental appropriation of $150,000 after the removal of the function to carry out an annual audit of the Electricity Commission. The Commission is to be disestablished as part of legislation before the House. The annual appropriation for 2010/11 for Vote Parliamentary Commission for the Environment, Output expense Reports and Advice will now be of $2.340 million.

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses

Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

Reports and Advice (M78)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to reviewing, investigating, providing reports and advice on the legal and other systems governing management of the environment and the performance of central and local government agencies in maintaining and improving the quality of the environment.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Reports and Advice (M78) - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,490 2,490 2,340
Revenue from Crown 2,487 2,487 2,337
Revenue from Other 3 3 3

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

In 2010 there was a decrease in departmental appropriation of $150,000 after the removal of the function to carry out an annual audit of the Electricity Commission. The Commission is to be disestablished as part of legislation before the House. The annual appropriation for 2010/11 for Vote Parliamentary Commission for the Environment, Output expense Reports and Advice will now be of $2.340 million.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Reports and Advice (M78) - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Evaluate outcomes from projects 100% for major projects 100% for major projects 100% for major projects
Content review and internal peer review 100% of all reports and briefings 100% of all reports and briefings 100% of all reports and briefings
External peer review for technical accuracy 100% for major projects 100% for major projects 100% for major projects
Advice to Parliament delivered within agreed timeframes 100% 100% 100%
Proportion of recommendations:
  • adopted or partially adopted
  • responded to
65%
100%
65%
100%
65%
100%
All types of queries given initial response within 10 working days 100% 100% 100%
Complaints and inquiries resolved to completion within 9 months 90% 90% 90%

Part 5 - Details and Expected Results for Other Expenses

Part 5.1 - Departmental Other Expenses

Remuneration of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment PLA (M78)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to remuneration expenses for the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment as authorised by section 9 of the Environment Act 1986.

Expenses

Expenses - Remuneration of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment PLA (M78) - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 256 256 256

Part 6 - Details and Expected Results for Capital Expenditure

Part 6.1 - Departmental Capital Expenditure

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 6.1 Departmental Capital Expenditure - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Replacement of office equipment. Departmental capital.

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment - Capital Expenditure PLA (M78)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Capital Expenditure PLA (M78) - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 66 66 71
Intangibles - - -
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

66 66 71
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 66 66 71
Intangibles - - -
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

66 66 71

Statements of Forecast Service Performance

The Statements of Forecast Service Performance of agencies included in the Environment Sector comprise the service performance information for all departmental output expense appropriations that are proposed to be used by those agencies. In this context, service performance information comprises the scope, expenses and revenue, and output performance measures and standards for each class of outputs within those departmental appropriations, as set out in Part 2.1 of the Performance Information for Appropriations in Each Vote.

The following table identifies the classes of outputs incorporated in the Statement of Forecast Service Performance for each department and Office of Parliament in the Environment Sector.

Department Composition of Statement of Forecast Service Performance
Department of Conservation The service performance information in Part 2.1 for the classes of outputs within all the departmental output expense appropriations in Vote Conservation.
Ministry for the Environment

The service performance information in Part 2.1 for the classes of outputs within all the departmental output expense appropriations in:

  • Vote Climate Change
  • Vote Environment.
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment The service performance information in Part 2.1 for the class of outputs within the departmental output expense appropriation in Vote Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Statement of Common Accounting Policies

These accounting policies have been applied in the forecast financial statements of all departments and Offices of Parliament except as outlined in the statement of entity-specific accounting policies for individual departments or Offices of Parliament.

These forecast financial statements are prepared in accordance with section 41(1)(a)-(f) of the Public Finance Act 1989. The purpose of the forecast financial statements is to facilitate Parliament's consideration of appropriations for, and planned performance of, departments and offices of Parliament. Use of this information for other purposes may not be appropriate. It is not intended that these forecast financial statements be updated subsequent to publication.

Statement of Compliance

These forecast financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2010 comply with FRS-42 Prospective Financial Statements.

Specific Accounting Policies

The accounting policies set out below have been applied consistently to all periods presented in these statements. These statements have been prepared on a going-concern basis. The measurement base applied is historical cost modified by the revaluation of certain assets and liabilities as identified in this statement of accounting policies.

The accrual basis of accounting has been used unless otherwise stated. These financial statements are presented in New Zealand dollars, which is the entity's functional currency. All financial information presented has been rounded to the nearest thousand.

Judgements and Estimations

The preparation of forecast financial statements in conformity with FRS-42 requires judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of policies and reported amounts of assets and liabilities, income and expenses. The estimates and associated assumptions are based on historical experience and various other factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results may differ from these estimates and these variations may be material.

Revenue

Revenue is derived through the provision of outputs to the Crown and from services to third parties. Revenue is recognised in the forecast statement of financial performance when earned.

Leases

Operating Leases

Where substantially all of the risks and rewards of ownership are retained by the lessor, leases are classified as operating leases.

Lease payments under operating leases are recognised as an expense on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

Finance Leases

Leases which effectively transfer to the department substantially all the risks and rewards incidental to ownership of the leased items are classified as finance leases. These are capitalised at the lower of the fair value of the asset or the present value of the minimum lease payments. The leased assets and the corresponding lease liabilities are recognised in the statement of financial position. The leased assets are depreciated over the period the department is expected to benefit from their use. The interest expense component of finance lease payments is recognised in the statement of financial performance.

Borrowing Costs

Borrowing costs are recognised as an expense when incurred.

Property, Plant and Equipment

Property, plant and equipment, other than land and buildings, is stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and impairment losses. Land and buildings are stated at fair value as determined by an independent registered valuer. Fair value is determined using market-based evidence. Land and buildings are revalued with sufficient regularity to ensure that carrying value is not materially different from fair value at the end of the reporting period. Additions between revaluations are recorded at cost. Any capitalisation thresholds applied are set out in the statement of entity-specific accounting policies.

Depreciation

Depreciation is provided on a straight-line basis so as to allocate the cost (or valuation) of an item of property, plant and equipment, less any estimated residual value, over its estimated useful life.

The estimated useful lives are set out in the statement of entity-specific accounting policies.

Leasehold improvements are capitalised and the cost is amortised over the unexpired period of the lease or the estimated useful life of the improvements, whichever is shorter.

Items under construction are not depreciated. The total cost of a capital project is transferred to the appropriate asset class on its completion and then depreciated.

Intangible Assets

Intangible assets with finite useful lives (such as computer software) are recorded at cost less accumulated amortisation and impairment losses. Any capitalisation thresholds applied are set out in the statement of entity-specific accounting policies.

Amortisation is charged to the statement of financial performance on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful life of the asset.

The estimated useful lives are set out in the statement of entity-specific accounting policies.

Intangible assets with indefinite useful lives are not amortised, but are tested at least annually for impairment. Where there is an active market for an intangible asset, the asset is recorded at a revalued amount, being fair value less any subsequent accumulated amortisation and accumulated impairment losses.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash includes cash on hand and funds on deposit with banks with an original maturity of 3 months or less.

Debtors and Other Receivables

Debtors and other receivables are initially measured at fair value and subsequently measured at amortised cost using the effective interest rate, less impairment charges. Allowances for estimated irrecoverable amounts are recognised when there is objective evidence that the asset is impaired.

Inventories

Inventories held for sale or use in the production of goods and services on a commercial basis are recorded at the lower of cost and net realisable value. The cost of purchased inventory is determined using the weighted average cost method.

Inventories held for distribution for public benefit purposes are recorded at cost (calculated using the weighted average cost method) adjusted when applicable for any loss of service potential. Where inventories are acquired at no cost, or for nominal consideration, the cost is the current replacement cost at the date of acquisition.

Employee Entitlements

Pension Liabilities

Obligations for contributions to defined contribution retirement plans are recognised in the statement of financial performance as they fall due.

Other Employee Entitlements

Employee entitlements to salaries and wages, annual leave, sick leave, long service leave, retiring leave and other similar benefits are recognised in the statement of financial performance when they accrue to employees. Employee entitlements to be settled within 12 months are reported at the amount expected to be paid. Long-term employee entitlements are reported at the present value of the estimated future cash outflows.

Termination Benefits

Termination benefits are recognised in the statement of financial performance only when there is a demonstrable commitment to either terminate employment prior to normal retirement date or to provide such benefits as a result of an offer to encourage voluntary redundancy. Termination benefits to be settled within 12 months are reported at the amount expected to be paid. Other termination benefits are reported at the present value of the estimated future cash outflows.

Onerous Contracts

Where the benefits to be derived from a contract are lower than the unavoidable costs of meeting the obligation under the contract, a provision is recognised. The provision is stated at the present value of the future net cash outflows expected to be incurred in respect of the contract.

Foreign Currency

Foreign currency transactions are reported at the New Zealand dollar exchange rate at the date of the transaction.

Statement of Cash Flows

The following are definitions of the terms used in the statement of cash flows:

  • cash and cash equivalents include cash on hand, cash in transit, bank accounts and deposits with an original maturity of no more than three months
  • investing activities are those activities relating to the acquisition and disposal of non-current assets
  • financing activities comprise capital injections by, or repayment of capital to, the Crown, and
  • operating activities include all transactions and other events that are not investing or financing activities.

Taxation

Departments and Offices of Parliament are exempt from income tax as public authorities. Accordingly no charge for income tax has been provided for.

Goods and Services Tax

These forecast financial statements are GST exclusive, except for receivables and payables in the statement of financial position, which are stated on a GST inclusive basis. Where GST is not recoverable as input tax, then it is recognised as part of the related asset or expense.

The net amount of GST owing to or from the Inland Revenue Department at balance date is included as part of receivables or payables (as appropriate) in the statement of financial position.

Commitments

Future expenses and liabilities to be incurred on contracts that have been entered into at balance date are disclosed as commitments to the extent that there are equally unperformed obligations.

Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets

Contingent liabilities are disclosed if the possibility that they will crystallise is not remote. Contingent assets are disclosed if it is probable that the benefits will be realised.

Changes in Accounting Policies

Any changes in accounting policies since the date of the last audited financial statements prepared under New Zealand generally accepted accounting practice are described in the statement of entity-specific accounting policies. The last audited financial statements (30 June 2009) were prepared in accordance with NZ IFRS (New Zealand Equivalents to International Financial Reporting Standards) as appropriate for public benefit entities.

Forecast Financial Statements Department of Conservation

Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income for the year ending 30 June 2011

Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income for the year ending 30 June 2011 - Conservation
    2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Note Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Income

         
Crown   280,629 269,944 277,749 274,351
Department(s)   2,248 2,685 2,910 2,910
Other revenue   29,594 33,572 34,265 33,347
Gains   - - - -
Interest   - - - -
Total Income   312,471 306,201 314,924 310,608

Expenses

         
Personnel   141,382 141,939 141,937 142,044
Operating 1 105,408 97,799 99,652 100,601
Depreciation and amortisation   25,102 30,363 27,500 27,363
Capital charge   36,264 36,500 40,500 41,000
Finance costs   - - - -
Other   2,547 - - -
Total Expenses   310,703 306,601 309,589 311,008
Net Surplus / (Deficit)   (400) (400) 5,335 (400)
Other comprehensive income   1,568 - 1 -
Total Comprehensive Income   3,336 (400) 5,336 (400)

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2011

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2011 - Conservation
    2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Note Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Balance at 1 July

         
General funds   336,269 442,524 429,719 433,693
Revaluation reserve   109,800 109,803 108,777 108,778
Other reserves   - - - -
Taxpayers' Funds Opening Balance   446,069 552,327 538,496 542,471

Changes in Taxpayers' Funds

         
Comprehensive income for the period   3,336 (400) 5,336 (400)
Repayment of surplus   (4,445) - (1,935) -
Capital contribution   94,876 23,754 574 41,587
Capital withdrawal   (1,340) - - -
Other   - - - -
Total Changes in Taxpayers' Funds   92,427 23,354 3,975 41,187

Balance at 30 June

         
General funds   429,719 465,878 433,693 474,880
Revaluation reserve   108,777 109,803 108,778 108,778
Other reserves   - - - -
Taxpayers' Funds Closing Balance   538,496 575,681 542,471 583,658

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2011

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2011 - Conservation
    2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Note Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Assets

         

Current Assets

         
Cash and cash equivalents   40,327 26,169 12,871 25,053
Debtors and other receivables   50,218 45,375 49,197 45,828
Prepayments   1,193 1,276 1,193 1,193
Inventories   1,092 1,077 1,090 1,090
Other current assets   - - - -
Total Current Assets   92,830 73,897 64,351 73,164

Non-current Assets

         
Property, plant and equipment 2 494,290 532,722 518,362 543,305
Intangible assets 3 7,493 6,669 6,832 9,129
Other non-current assets   - - - -
Total Non- current Assets   501,783 539,391 525,194 552,434
Total Assets   594,613 613,288 589,545 625,598

Liabilities

         

Current Liabilities

         
Creditors and other payables   20,600 10,752 14,067 10,868
Repayment of surplus   4,445 - 1,935 -
Employee entitlements   12,913 13,154 12,912 12,912
Other current liabilities   2,734 2,262 2,735 2,735
Total Current Liabilities   40,692 26,168 31,649 26,515

Non-current Liabilities

         
Provisions   - - - -
Employee entitlements   15,425 11,439 15,425 15,425
Other non-current liabilities   - - - -
Total Non-current Liabilities   15,425 11,439 15,425 15,425
Total Liabilities   56,117 37,607 47,074 41,940

Taxpayers' Funds

         
General funds   429,719 465,878 433,693 474,880
Revaluation reserve   108,777 109,803 108,778 108,778
Other reserves   - - - -
Total Taxpayers' Funds   538,496 575,681 542,471 583,658
Total Liabilities and Taxpayers' Funds   594,613 613,288 589,545 625,598

Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2011

Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2011 - Conservation
    2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Note Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000

Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

         

Receipts from:

         
Crown   284,622 275,058 279,191 278,081
Department(s)   1,640 2,685 4,034 2,910
Other   31,002 33,303 32,722 32,986
Interest   - - - -

Payments to:

         
Suppliers   (102,657) (98,995) (105,431) (103,729)
Employees   (139,604) (142,169) (140,637) (140,744)
Capital charge   (36,264) (36,500) (40,500) (41,000)
Goods and services tax (net)   1,097 (447) (4,053) (2,371)
Other operating activities   - - - -
Net Cash from Operating Activities 4 39,836 32,935 25,326 26,133

Cash Flow from Investing Activities

         

Receipts from:

         
Sale of property, plant and equipment   1,996 - - -
Sale of intangible assets   - - - -
Sale of other non-current assets   - - - -

Purchase of:

5        
Property, plant and equipment   (49,551) (45,639) (46,854) (43,503)
Intangible assets   - (3,500) (1,483) (5,100)
Other non-current assets   - - - -
Net Cash from Investing Activities   (47,555) (49,139) (48,337) (48,603)

Cash Flow from Financing Activities

         
Capital contribution   18,733 18,754 - 36,587
Other financing cash inflows   - - - -
Repayment of surplus   (2,447) (810) (4,445) (1,935)
Capital withdrawal   (1,340) - - -
Other financing cash outflows   - - - -
Net Cash from Financing Activities   14,946 17,944 (4,445) 34,652
Net Increase / (Decrease) in Cash   7,227 1,740 (27,456) 12,182
Cash at the beginning of the year   33,100 24,429 40,327 12,871
Cash at the end of the year   40,327 26,169 12,871 25,053

Statement of Significant Assumptions

These forecast financial statements have been compiled on the basis of existing government policies and the Estimates of Appropriation relating to Vote Conservation presented by the Government. They reflect decisions made by the Government during the 2010/11 budget process up to the time the statements were finalised.

The main assumptions upon which this financial information has been prepared are as follows:

  • The department's activities will remain substantially the same as for the previous year (primary underlying assumption).
  • Personnel and operating costs are based on historical experience. The general historical pattern is expected to continue.
  • Estimated year end information for 2009/10 is used as the opening position for the 2010/11 forecasts.

Factors that could lead to material differences between the forecast financial statements and the 2009/10 actual financial statements include unforeseen events such as fires or floods on conservation land.

Statement of Entity-Specific Accounting Policies

The Department of Conservation has applied the accounting policies set out in Statement of Accounting Policies Standard included in this document, except as stated below.

Reporting Entity

These are the prospective financial statements of Department of Conservation, prepared in accordance with section 38 of the Public Finance Act 1989.

Department of Conservation is a Government Department as defined by section 2 of the Public Finance Act 1989. For the purposes of financial reporting Department of Conservation is a public benefit entity.

Authorisation Statement

These forecast financial statements were authorised for issue by the Director-General and Chief Financial Officer on 19 April 2010. The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the forecast financial statements presented, including the appropriateness of the assumptions underlying the forecast financial statements and all other required disclosure

Specific Accounting Policies

Property, plant and equipment

Apart from land and buildings the following classes of assets are revalued at least every five years by independent registered valuers. These assets are stated at fair value using the following methods:

  • Visitor assets - optimised depreciated replacement cost.
  • Vessels - market-based evidence where available, or depreciated replacement cost.
  • Infrastructure assets - optimised depreciated replacement cost.
  • Fencing assets - optimised depreciated replacement cost.

Capitalisation thresholds applied are set out below:

  • IT Equipment/Hardware - $5,000.
  • All other property, plant and equipment - $5,000.

The estimated useful lives of property, plant and equipment are set out below:

Property, plant & equipment - Estimated useful lives - Conservation
Capital Item Estimated useful life
Buildings 20-40 years
Furniture, computers, other office equipment 5 years
Vehicles 6 years and 8 months (With a 30% salvage value)
Plant and field equipment 10 years
Radio equipment 5-10 years
Other Categories
Visitor Assets
Campsites and amenity areas 10-50 years
Signs 10 years
Tracks 7.5 - 15 years
Roads (surface only) 25-50 years
Buildings 20-50 years
Structures 25-100 years
Vessels
Engines 10 years
Hulls 15 years
Infrastructure
Industrial fire equipment 45 years
Landscaping 44 years
Roads 10-100 years
Sewerage works 64 years
Solid waste works 38 years
Stream control 98 years
Water supply 60 years
Fences
Fences 25-40 years

Intangible Assets

Capitalisation thresholds applied are:

  • Purchased software - $5,000.
  • Internally developed software - $5,000.

The estimated useful lives of intangible assets are set out below:

Intangible assets - Estimated useful lives - Conservation
Capital Item Estimated useful life
Purchased software 5 years
Internally developed software 5 years

Notes to the Financial Statements

Note 1 - Operating Expenses
Note 1 - Operating Expenses - Conservation
  2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Consultants' fees 2,538 1,942 1,976 2,004
Overseas travel 629 1,045 1,063 1,078
Domestic travel 4,641 6,930 5,374 5,451
Other 97,600 87,882 91,239 92,068
  105,408 97,779 99,652 100,601

Note 2 - Property, plant and equipment

Property, plant and equipment - Conservation
  Land
$000
Buildings
$000
Leasehold improvements
$000
Plant & equipment
$000
Other
$000
Total
$000
Cost or revaluation            
Balance as at 1 July 2010 14,286 145,734 - 134,520 674,801 969,341
Additions by purchase - 4,600 - 4,563 35,340 44,503
Additions internally developed - - - - - -
Transfer from Crown 5,000   - - - 5,000
Disposals - - - - - -
Balance as at 30 June 2011 19,286 150,334 - 139,083 710,141 1,018,844
Accumulated depreciation and impairment losses            
Balance as at 1 July 2010 - 78,273 - 37,512 335,194 450,979
Depreciation expense - 1,990 - 7,792 14,778 24,560
Eliminate on disposal - - - - - -
Eliminate on revaluation - - - - - -
Transfers between classes - - - - - -
Impairment losses - - - - - -
Balance as at 30 June 2011 - 80,263 - 45,304 349,972 475,539
Carrying amount as at 30 June 2011 19,286 70,071 - 93,779 360,169 543,305

Note 3 - Intangible assets

Intangible assets - Conservation
  Acquired software
$000
Internally
generated software
$000
Other
$000
Total
$000
Cost        
Balance as at 1 July 2010 2,462 13,220 - 15,682
Additions by purchase 1,000 - - 1,000
Additions internally developed - 4,100 - 4,100
Disposals - - - -
Balance as at 30 June 2011 3,462 17,320 - 20,782
Accumulated amortisation and impairment losses        
Balance as at 1 July 2010 1,064 7,786 - 8,850
Amortisation expense 400 2,403 - 2,803
Disposals - - - -
Impairment losses - - - -
Balance as at 30 June 2011 1,464 10,189 - 11,653
Carrying amount as at 30 June 2011 1,998 7,131 - 9,129

Note 4 - Reconciliation of Net Surplus to Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities for the year ending 30 June 2011

Note 4 - Reconciliation of Net Surplus to Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities for the year ending 30 June 2011 - Conservation
  2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Net surplus/(deficit) 1,768 (400) 5,335 (400)
Add/ (less) non-cash items        
Depreciation and amortisation expense 25,102 30,363 27,500 27,363
Other non-cash items 2,547 - - -
Total non-cash items 27,649 30,363 27,500 27,363
Add/ (less) items classified as investing or financing activities        
(Gains)/ losses on disposal property, plant and equipment - - - -
Total items classified as investing or financing activities - - - -
Add/ (less) movements in working capital items        
(Inc)/ Dec in receivables and prepayments 4,808 4,845 1,021 3,369
(Inc)/ Dec in inventories (15) - 2 -
(Inc)/ Dec in creditors and payables 2,608 (1,873) (11,481) (2,264)
Inc/ (Dec) in provisions 3,018 - 2,949 (1,935)
Net movements in working capital items 10,419 2,972 (7,509) (830)
Net cash from operating activities 39,836 32,935 25,326 26,133

Note 5 - Capital expenditure

Note 5 - Capital expenditure - Conservation
  2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Land & Buildings 5,512 4,190 6,116 4,600
Plant and Equipment 7,259 8,779 5,023 4,563
Other        
Visitor Assets 29,523 27,700 30,400 29,090
Motor vehicles and vessels 4,593 4,800 4,498 4,450
Furniture and office equipment 2,664 170 817 800
Total other 36,780 32,670 35,715 34,340
Intangibles - 3,500 1,483 5,100
Total capital expenditure 49,551 49,139 48,337 48,603

Forecast Financial Statements Ministry for the Environment

Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income for the year ending 30 June 2011

Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income for the year ending 30 June 2011 - Environment
    2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Note Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Income

         
Crown   63,570 68,475 58,738 62,883
Department(s)   544 426 626 430
Other revenue   1,906 4,134 6,139 16,856
Gains   - 5 5 5
Interest   - - - -
Total Income   66,020 73,040 65,508 80,174

Expenses

         
Personnel   27,983 27,689 28,589 27,689
Operating 1 35,000 43,462 35,256 50,650
Depreciation and amortisation   980 1,501 1,275 1,381
Capital charge   383 383 383 449
Finance costs   - - - -
Other   676 - - -
Total Expenses   65,022 73,035 65,503 80,169
Net Surplus / (Deficit)   5 5 5 5
Other comprehensive income   - - - -
Total Comprehensive Income   998 5 5 5

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2011

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2011 - Environment
    2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Note Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Balance at 1 July

         
General funds   3,712 5,101 5,101 5,992
Revaluation reserve   - - - -
Other reserves   - - - -
Taxpayers' Funds Opening Balance   3,712 5,101 5,101 5,992

Changes in Taxpayers' Funds

         
Comprehensive income for the period   998 5 5 5
Repayment of surplus   (998) (5) (5) (5)
Capital contribution   1,389 891 891 10
Capital withdrawal   - - - -
Other   - - - -
Total Changes in Taxpayers' Funds   1,389 891 891 10

Balance at 30 June

         
General funds   5,101 5,992 5,992 6,002
Revaluation reserve   - - - -
Other reserves   - - - -
Taxpayers' Funds Closing Balance   5,101 5,992 5,992 6,002

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2011

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2011 - Environment
    2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Note Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Assets

         

Current Assets

         
Cash and cash equivalents   8,197 12,224 13,532 14,338
Debtors and other receivables   4,312 500 500 500
Prepayments   182 100 100 100
Inventories   - - - -
Other current assets   - - - -
Total Current Assets   12,691 12,824 14,132 14,938

Non-current Assets

         
Property, plant and equipment   1,557 1,432 1,235 1,116
Intangible assets   1,835 2,432 2,407 1,730
Other non-current assets   - - - -
Total Non- current Assets   3,392 3,864 3,642 2,846
Total Assets   16,083 16,688 17,774 17,784

Liabilities

         

Current Liabilities

         
Creditors and other payables   6,546 8,340 8,340 8,340
Repayment of surplus   998 5 5 5
Employee entitlements   2,401 1,522 2,401 2,401
Other current liabilities   - - - -
Total Current Liabilities   9,945 9,867 10,746 10,746

Non-current Liabilities

         
Provisions   - - - -
Employee entitlements   1,037 829 1,036 1,036
Other non-current liabilities   - - - -
Total Non-current Liabilities   1,037 829 1,036 1,036
Total Liabilities   10,982 10,696 11,782 11,782

Taxpayers' Funds

         
General funds   5,101 5,992 5,992 6,002
Revaluation reserve   - - - -
Other reserves   - - - -
Total Taxpayers' Funds   5,101 5,992 5,992 6,002
Total Liabilities and Taxpayers' Funds   16,083 16,688 17,774 17,784

Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2011

Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2011 - Environment
    2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Note Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000

Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

         

Receipts from:

         
Crown   60,153 68,475 62,155 62,883
Department(s)   652 426 713 430
Other   2,089 4,208 6,447 16,856
Interest   - - - -

Payments to:

         
Suppliers   (36,233) (42,815) (33,896) (50,813)
Employees   (26,724) (27,526) (28,427) (27,526)
Capital charge   (383) (383) (383) (449)
Goods and services tax (net)   (626) - 461 -
Other operating activities   - - - -
Net Cash from Operating Activities 2 (1,072) 2,385 7,070 1,381

Cash Flow from Investing Activities

         

Receipts from:

         
Sale of property, plant and equipment   - 5 5 5
Sale of intangible assets   - - - -
Sale of other non-current assets   - - - -

Purchase of:

         
Property, plant and equipment   (370) (375) (242) (375)
Intangible assets   (1,349) (1,111) (1,391) (210)
Other non-current assets   - - - -
Net Cash from Investing Activities   (1,719) (1,481) (1,628) (580)

Cash Flow from Financing Activities

         
Capital contribution   1,389 891 891 10
Other financing cash inflows   - - - -
Repayment of surplus   (8,889) (5) (998) (5)
Capital withdrawal   - - - -
Other financing cash outflows   - - - -
Net Cash from Financing Activities   (7,500) 886 (107) 5
Net Increase / (Decrease) in Cash   (10,291) 1,790 5,335 806
Cash at the beginning of the year   18,488 10,434 8,197 13,532
Cash at the end of the year   8,197 12,224 13,532 14,338

Statement of Significant Assumptions

These forecast financial statements have been compiled on the basis of existing government policies and Ministerial expectations at the time the statements were finalised.

The main assumptions are as follows:

  • The department's activities will remain substantially the same as for the previous year focusing on the Government's priorities. These priorities include the reform of the Resource Management Act, implementation of the Emissions Trading Scheme, improving New Zealand's freshwater management, and establishment of the Environmental Protection Authority.
  • Personnel costs are based on 320 full time equivalent staff which takes into account staff turnover.
  • Operating costs are based on historical experience and various other factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances.
  • The estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Revisions to accounting estimates are recognised in the period in which the estimate is revised if the revision affects only that period, or in the period of the revisions and future periods if the revision affects both current and future periods.
  • Estimated year end information for 2009/10 is used as the opening position for the 2010/11 forecasts.

These assumptions are adopted as at 1 April 2010.

Factors that could lead to material differences between the forecast financial statements and the 2010/11 actual financial statements include:

  • Changes to the baseline budget through new initiatives, or technical adjustments.

Statement of Entity-Specific Accounting Policies

The Ministry for the Environment has applied the accounting policies set out in Statement of Accounting Policies Standard included in this document, except as stated below.

Reporting Entity

These are the prospective financial statements of Ministry for the Environment, prepared in accordance with section 38 of the Public Finance Act 1989.

Ministry for the Environment is a Government Department as defined by section 2 of the Public Finance Act 1989. For the purposes of financial reporting Ministry for the Environment is a public benefit entity.

Authorisation Statement

These forecast financial statements were authorised for issue by the Secretary for the Environment on 15 April 2010. The Secretary for the Environment is responsible for the forecast financial statements presented, including the appropriateness of the assumptions underlying the forecast financial statements and all other required disclosure.

Specific Accounting Policies

Rental Income

Rental income is recognised in the Statement of Financial Performance on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease. Lease incentives granted are recognised evenly over the term of the lease as a reduction in total rental income.

Leases

Finance leases

The Ministry for the Environment is not permitted to enter into finance leases under the Public Finance Act 1989.

Expenses

Grants/subsidies

Where grants and subsidies are discretionary until payment, the expense is recognised when the payment is made. Otherwise, the expense is recognised when the specific criteria have been fulfilled and notice has been given to the Crown.

Property, Plant and Equipment

Capitalisation thresholds applied are set out below:

  • IT equipment/hardware - $1,500.
  • All other property, plant and equipment - $1,500.

Depreciation

The estimated useful lives of property, plant and equipment are set out below:

  • Furniture and fittings - 5 to 8 years.
  • Office equipment - 5 years.
  • Computer hardware - 3 to 4 years.

Intangible Assets

Capitalisation thresholds applied are set out below:

  • Purchased software - $1,500.

The estimated useful lives of intangible assets are set out below:

  • Purchased software - 3 years.
  • Purchased software licences - 3 to 8 years.

Cost Allocation

The Ministry derives the costs of outputs using a cost allocation system. Direct costs are charged directly to the Ministry's outputs. Indirect costs are charged to outputs based on a primary cost driver of salaried full-time equivalent staff.

'Direct costs' are those costs directly attributed to an output. 'Indirect costs' are those costs that cannot be directly associated with a specific output.

Notes to the Financial Statements

Note 1 - Operating Expenses
Note 1 - Operating Expenses - Environment
  2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Operating expenses include:        
Consultants (including contractors) fees 20,591 21,843 12,411 14,350
Audit fees 154 145 135 140
International travel 1,176 1,200 651 1,200
Domestic travel 1,234 1,650 1,049 1,825
Training 438 800 427 800
Recruitment costs 357 350 312 400
Network operating costs 911 1,450 1,026 1,450
Operating leases and property costs 2,039 3,200 2,938 3,250
Contributions and sponsorship 3,123 4,928 3,036 1,591
Administration of the Waste Act Recoverable Costs - 2,260 1,385 1,306
Administration of the RMA Call-ins and applications to the EPA Recoverable Costs - - 5,667 16,035
Other 4,977 5,636 6,219 8,303
Total 35,000 43,462 35,256 50,650

Note 2 - Reconciliation of Net Surplus to Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities for the year ending 30 June 2011

Note 2 - Reconciliation of Net Surplus to Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities for the year ending 30 June 2011 - Environment
  2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Net surplus / (deficit) 998 5 5 5
Add / (less) non-cash items        
Depreciation and amortisation expense 980 1,501 1,275 1,381
Total non-cash items
980 1,501 1,275 1,381
Add / (less) items classified as investing or financing activities        
(Gains) / losses on disposal property, plant and equipment 679 (5) (5) (5)
Total items classified as investing or financing activities
679 (5) (5) (5)
Add / (less) movements in working capital items        
(Inc) / Dec in debtors and other receivables (3,754) 74 4,273 -
(Inc) / Dec in prepayments (28) - 82 -
Inc / (Dec) in creditors and other payables (1,033) 810 1,440 -
Inc / (Dec) in employee entitlements 880 - - -
Net movements in working capital items
(3,935) 884 5,795 -
Add / (less) movements in non-current liabilities        
Inc / (Dec) in employee entitlements 206 - - -
Net cash from operating activities (1,072) 2,385 7,070 1,381

Forecast Financial Statements Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income for the year ending 30 June 2011

Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income for the year ending 30 June 2011 - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
    2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Note Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Income

         
Crown   2,829 2,738 2,743 2,593
Department(s)   - - - -
Other revenue   - 3 3 3
Gains   - - - -
Interest   - - - -
Total Income   2,829 2,741 2,746 2,596

Expenses

         
Personnel   1,384 1,726 1,466 1,527
Operating 1 954 851 1,116 930
Depreciation and amortisation   97 117 117 92
Capital charge   46 47 47 47
Finance costs   - - - -
Other   - - - -
Total Expenses   2,481 2,741 2,746 2,596
Net Surplus / (Deficit) 2 - - - -
Other comprehensive income   - - - -
Total Comprehensive Income   348 - - -

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2011

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2011 - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
    2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Note Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Balance at 1 July

         
General funds   614 614 614 614
Revaluation reserve   - - - -
Other reserves   - - - -
Taxpayers' Funds Opening Balance   614 614 614 614

Changes in Taxpayers' Funds

         
Comprehensive income for the period   348 - - -
Repayment of surplus   (256) - - -
Capital contribution   - - - -
Capital withdrawal   - - - -
Other   (92) - - -
Total Changes in Taxpayers' Funds   - - - -

Balance at 30 June

         
General funds   614 614 614 614
Revaluation reserve   - - - -
Other reserves   - - - -
Taxpayers' Funds Closing Balance   614 614 614 614

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2011

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2011 - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
    2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Note Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Assets

         

Current Assets

         
Cash and cash equivalents   547 204 260 319
Debtors and other receivables   1 - - -
Prepayments   14 - - -
Inventories   - - - -
Other current assets   - - - -
Total Current Assets   562 204 260 319

Non-current Assets

         
Property, plant and equipment   472 469 443 406
Intangible assets   77 18 55 30
Other non-current assets   - - - -
Total Non- current Assets   549 487 498 436
Total Assets   1,111 691 758 755

Liabilities

         

Current Liabilities

         
Creditors and other payables   158 30 88 80
Repayment of surplus   256 - - -
Employee entitlements   83 47 56 61
Other current liabilities   - - - -
Total Current Liabilities   497 77 144 141

Non-current Liabilities

         
Provisions   - - - -
Employee entitlements   - - - -
Other non-current liabilities   - - - -
Total Non-current Liabilities   - - - -
Total Liabilities   497 77 144 141

Taxpayers' Funds

         
General funds   614 614 614 614
Revaluation reserve   - - - -
Other reserves   - - - -
Total Taxpayers' Funds   614 614 614 614
Total Liabilities and Taxpayers' Funds   1,111 691 758 755

Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2011

Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2011 - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
    2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Note Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000

Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

         

Receipts from:

         
Crown   2,829 2,738 2,743 2,593
Department(s)   - - - -
Other   - 3 3 3
Interest   - - - -

Payments to:

         
Suppliers   (954) (851) (1,171) (897)
Employees   (1,348) (1,726) (1,493) (1,522)
Capital charge   (46) (47) (47) (47)
Goods and services tax (net)   - - - -
Other operating activities   (128) - - -
Net Cash from Operating Activities   353 117 35 130

Cash Flow from Investing Activities

         

Receipts from:

         
Sale of property, plant and equipment   - - - -
Sale of intangible assets   - - - -
Sale of other non-current assets   - - - -

Purchase of:

         
Property, plant and equipment   (487) (66) (66) (71)
Intangible assets   (111) - - -
Other non-current assets   - - - -
Net Cash from Investing Activities   (598) (66) (66) (71)

Cash Flow from Financing Activities

         
Capital contribution   - - - -
Other financing cash inflows   - - - -
Repayment of surplus   - - (256) -
Capital withdrawal   - - - -
Other financing cash outflows   - - - -
Net Cash from Financing Activities   - - (256) -
Net Increase / (Decrease) in Cash   (245) 51 (287) 59
Cash at the beginning of the year   792 153 547 260
Cash at the end of the year   547 204 260 319

Statement of Significant Assumptions

These forecast financial statements have been compiled on the basis of outputs agreed with the speaker of the House of Representatives and Ministerial expectations at the time the statements were finalised. The main assumptions are as follows:

  • The Commissioner's activities will remain substantially the same as for the previous year.
  • Personnel costs are based on 18 staff positions (17.8 full time equivalents).
  • Operating costs are based on historical experience. The general historical pattern is expected to continue.
  • Estimated year end information for 2009/10 is used as the opening position for the 2010/11 forecasts.

These assumptions are adopted as at 1 July 2009.

Factors that could lead to material differences between the forecast financial statements and the 2010/11 actual financial statements include technical adjustments or changes to the Permanent Legislative Authority.

Statement of Entity-Specific Accounting Policies

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has applied the accounting policies set out in Statement of Accounting Policies Standard included in this document, except as stated below.

Reporting Entity

These are the prospective financial statements of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, prepared in accordance with section 38 of the Public Finance Act 1989.

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is a Government Department as defined by section 2 of the Public Finance Act 1989. For the purposes of financial reporting the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is a public benefit entity.

Authorisation Statement

These forecast financial statements were authorised for issue by Dr Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment on 13 April 2010. The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is responsible for the forecast financial statements presented, including the appropriateness of the assumptions underlying the forecast financial statements and all other required disclosure.

Specific Accounting Policies

Property, Plant and Equipment

Capitalisation thresholds applied are set out below:

  • IT equipment / hardware - $1,000.
  • All other property, plant and equipment - $1,000.

Depreciation

The estimated useful lives of property, plant and equipment are set out below:

  • Leasehold improvements (office fit-out) - 10 years (10%).
  • IT equipment / hardware - 4 years (25%).
  • Furniture, fittings and fixtures - 10 years (10%).
  • Other office equipment - 5 years (20%).

Intangible Assets

Capitalisation thresholds applied are:

  • Purchased software - $1,000.

The estimated useful lives of intangible assets are set out below:

  • Purchased software - 3 years (33%).
  • Developed software - 4 years (25%).

Cost Allocation

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has one output only. All costs are allocated directly to that output.

Notes to the Financial Statements

Note 1 - Operating Expenses
Note 1 - Operating Expenses - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
  2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Audit fees 19 23 23 23
Operating lease payments 165 242 242 242
Advertising and publicity 4 25 25 25
Consultancy 359 249 485 485
Maintenance 93 80 80 80
Other 290 232 229 229

Total

930 851 1084 1084

Note 2 - Reconciliation of Net Surplus to Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities for the year ending 30 June 2011

Note 2 - Reconciliation of Net Surplus to Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities for the year ending 30 June 2011 - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
  2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Net surplus/(deficit) 257 - - -
Add/(less) non-cash items:        
Depreciation and amortisation expense 113 117 117 117
Total non-cash items 370 117 117 117
Add/(less) items classified as investing or financing activities:        
(Gains)/losses on disposal of property, plant and equipment 8 - - -
Add/(less) movements in working capital items:        
(Inc)/dec in debtors and other receivables 51 - (14) (16)
(Inc)/dec in prepayments 40 - (31) -
Inc/(dec) in creditors and other payables (195) - (10) 8
Inc/(dec) in provisions - - - -
Inc/(dec) in employee entitlements 12 - (27) (5)
Net movements in working capital items (84) - (82) 13

Net cash from operating activities

286 117 35 130

Ministerial Statements of Responsibility

Each of us is satisfied that the information on future operating intentions provided by our respective departments and included in the Information Supporting the Estimates for the Environment Sector is in accordance with sections 38, 40 and 41 of the Public Finance Act 1989 and is consistent with the policies and performance expectations of the government.

Hon Dr Nick Smith
Responsible Minister for the Ministry for the Environment

19 April 2010

Hon Kate Wilkinson
Responsible Minister for the Department of Conservation

19 April 2010

Chief Executive Statements of Responsibility

Ministry for the Environment

In signing this statement, I acknowledge that I am responsible for the information contained in the Information Supporting the Estimates for the Environment Sector relating to the Ministry for the Environment and for the Votes for which the Ministry for the Environment is the administering department. Specifically, this information is contained in the Ministry for the Environment's statement of forecast service performance, forecast financial statements and statement of intent.

This information has been prepared in accordance with the Public Finance Act 1989. It is also consistent with the proposed appropriations set out in the Appropriation (2010/11 Estimates) Bill, as presented to the House of Representatives in accordance with section 13 of the Public Finance Act 1989, and with existing appropriations and financial authorities.

Dr Paul Reynolds
Secretary for the Environment
Ministry for the Environment

16 April 2010

Rochelle Davis
Chief Financial Officer
Ministry for the Environment

16 April 2010

Department of Conservation

In signing this statement, I acknowledge that I am responsible for the information contained in the Information Supporting the Estimates for the Environment Sector relating to the Department of Conservation and for the Vote for which the Department of Conservation is the administering department. Specifically, this information is contained in the Department of Conservation's statement of forecast service performance, forecast financial statements and statement of intent.

This information has been prepared in accordance with the Public Finance Act 1989. It is also consistent with the proposed appropriations set out in the Appropriation (2010/11 Estimates) Bill, as presented to the House of Representatives in accordance with section 13 of the Public Finance Act 1989, and with existing appropriations and financial authorities.

Alastair Morrison
Director-General
Department of Conservation

16 April 2010

Christeen Mackenzie
Chief Financial Officer
Department of Conservation

16 April 2010

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

In signing this statement, I acknowledge that I am responsible for the information contained in the Information Supporting the Estimates for the Environment Sector relating to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment and for the Vote for which the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is the administering department. Specifically, this information is contained in the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's statement of forecast service performance, forecast financial statements and statement of intent.

This information has been prepared in accordance with the Public Finance Act 1989. It is also consistent with the proposed appropriations set out in the Appropriation (2010/11 Estimates) Bill, as presented to the House of Representatives in accordance with section 13 of the Public Finance Act 1989, and with existing appropriations and financial authorities.

Dr Jan Wright
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

16 April 2010

Sarah Clark
Senior Manager - Capability and Communications
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

16 April 2010

Performance Information for Appropriations Vote Climate Change

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister for Climate Change Issues (M12)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Ministry for the Environment

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR MINISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: Minister for the Environment

Part 1 - Summary of the Vote

Part 1.1 - Overview of the Vote

The Minister for Climate Change Issues is responsible for appropriations in Vote Climate Change for the 2010/11 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of nearly $29 million over the period of four years for the development of a national carbon accounting system
  • a total of nearly $12 million for policy advice in relation to international negotiations under the Kyoto Protocol, development and implementation of the Emissions Trading Scheme and other climate change policy measures
  • a total of nearly $1,034 million for the allocation of New Zealand emission units to the NZ economy
  • a total of $300,000 for New Zealand's contribution to the Climate Change Development Fund to support international projects addressing climate change impacts
  • a total of $127,000 for New Zealand's contribution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • a total of nearly $8 million for the issue of New Zealand Assigned Amount Units to Permanent Forest Sink Initiative participants, and
  • a total of over $2 million for the purchase of Projects to Reduce Emissions (PRE) emission units by the Crown from the PRE portfolio.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 below.

Part 1.2 - High-Level Objectives of the Vote

Government Priorities and Outcomes - Links to Appropriations

Government Priorities and Outcomes - Links to Appropriations - Climate Change
Government Priorities Government Outcomes Appropriations
Investing in productive infrastructure, removing red tape and improving regulation Unlocking resources (Statement to Parliament February 2010) Policy Advice - Climate Change (M12)
Allocation of New Zealand Units (M12)
Climate Change Development Fund (M12)
Framework Convention on Climate Change (M12)
Issue of New Zealand Assigned Amount Units to Permanent Forest Sink Initiative Participants (M12)
Kyoto Protocol - Forecast Liability (M12)
Land Use and Carbon Analysis System (M12)
Purchase of PRE Units (M12)
Supporting business innovation and trade Constructive contributor to global efforts to secure an international climate change agreement (Statement to Parliament February 2010) Policy Advice - Climate Change (M12)

Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

Summary of Financial Activity - Climate Change
  2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
  Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
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 24,458 28,489 39,607 21,068 21,167 19,567 20,894 - 20,894 20,494 19,794 14,175
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 117,640 6,132 10,448 17,237 144,471 143,064 - 1,042,218 1,042,218 387,213 745,269 827,238
Capital Expenditure 1,242 1,221 2,000 140 2,269 1,065 - 2,248 2,248 1,231 1,252 -
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

143,340 35,842 52,055 38,445 167,907 163,696 20,894 1,044,466 1,065,360 408,938 766,315 841,413

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue - - 368,103 809,798 46,060 46,060 N/A 377,539 377,539 378,456 579,088 826,811
Capital Receipts 1,226 1,252 1,377 - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

1,226 1,252 369,480 809,798 46,060 46,060 N/A 377,539 377,539 378,456 579,088 826,811

Analysis of Significant Trends

Analysis of Significant Trends
 2005 2006  Actual 0 million.
Source: Ministry for the Environment

Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure

Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure - Climate Change
2009/10 Appropriations
in the 2009/10 Structure
2009/10
(Current)
$000
Appropriations to which
Expenses (or Capital
Expenditure) have been Moved from or to
Amount
Moved
$000
2009/10 Appropriations
in the 2010/11 Structure
2009/10
(Restated)
$000
2010/11
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

           
Carbon Monitoring Programme - Transferred to: Land Use and Carbon Analysis System
(Change in title only)
- Land Use and Carbon Analysis System - -

Explanations of the reasons for changing the appropriation structure are noted in the details of each appropriation in Parts 2-6.

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses

Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 2.1 Departmental Output Expenses - Climate Change
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
End outcome: New Zealand's air, water, land and built communities are healthy.
Impact: National and international reporting requirements are met.
Land Use and Carbon Analysis System (M12)
End outcomes:
New Zealand's natural resources are managed effectively and New Zealanders use natural resources sustainably.
Risks to people, the economy and the environment from pollution, contamination and other environmental hazards are minimised.
New Zealand's air, water, land and built communities are healthy.
Policy Advice - Climate Change (M12)
Impacts:
New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions meet international agreements in an economically efficient and environmentally effective way.
Appropriate recognition of New Zealand's interests in negotiations on future climate change action by the international community.
Increased community and infrastructure resilience to climate change and weather related events.
The evidence base for providing a clear picture of New Zealand's environmental performance, incorporating social and economic perspectives, is strengthened.
 
For further information on the intended impacts, outcomes and objectives of the departmental output expense appropriations please see the Statement of Intent for the Ministry for the Environment.

Land Use and Carbon Analysis System (M12)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses

Multi-Year Appropriations - Climate Change
Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

Departmental Output Expenses

   

Land Use and Carbon Analysis System (M12)

This appropriation is limited to developing a national carbon accounting system that will contribute to meeting of New Zealand's greenhouse gas reporting obligations under the Kyoto Protocol and the UNFCCC.

Commences: 1 July 2010

Expires: 30 June 2014

Original Appropriation 28,981
Adjustments for 2008/09 -
Adjustments to 2009/10 -
Adjusted Appropriation 28,981
Actual to 2008/09 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2009/10 -
Estimated Actual for 2010/11 9,300
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 19,681

Revenue

Revenue - Land Use and Carbon Analysis System (M12) - Climate Change
  Budget
$000
Revenue from the Crown to end of 2010/11 9,300
Revenue from Others to end of 2010/11 -
Total Revenue 9,300

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation was established during the year to replace the Carbon Monitoring Programme.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Land Use and Carbon Analysis System (M12) - Climate Change
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Land use and Land Use Change and Forestry portion of National Inventory Report is completed in accordance with UN guidance and tabled by 15 April each year. Achieved Achieved Achieved

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Land Use and Carbon Analysis System (M12) - Climate Change
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Developing a national carbon accounting system that will contribute to meeting of New Zealand's greenhouse gas reporting obligations under the Kyoto Protocol and the UNFCCC. 2010/11 - 9,300 8,900 8,200 2,581

Policy Advice - Climate Change (M12)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to policy advice and implementation, operational costs and fulfilling international obligations to support the Government's commitment on Climate Change under the Kyoto Protocol; and Ministerial servicing.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Policy Advice Climate Change (M12) - Climate Change
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 12,344 11,344 11,594
Revenue from Crown 12,289 11,289 11,539
Revenue from Other 55 55 55

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in the appropriation is due to the reduction in funding for the Review of the Emissions Trading Scheme from 2010/11 and the discontinuation of the Carbon Neutral Public Service programme.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Policy Advice Climate Change (M12) - Climate Change
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Implementing New Zealand's Emissions Trading Scheme:

     
Regulations for the waste and synthetic gases sector are complete. N/A N/A 30 September 2010
All free allocation of emission units to industrial activities and fishing quota owners complete. N/A N/A May 2011

Advise on New Zealand's international negotiating position under the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol, including post-2012 commitments:

     
Percentage of international submissions and negotiating milestones for New Zealand's international position on climate change that meet required deadlines. 100% 100% 100%

Project and report New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions and removals for the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol and beyond:

     
New Zealand's annual greenhouse gas inventory is accepted by international institutions as meeting UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol reporting requirements. N/A Achieved Achieved
Projected emissions meet financial reporting standards. N/A Achieved Achieved

All policy outputs:

     
Percentage of advice that recommends actions for the Minister or Cabinet. N/A N/A 100%
Percentage of advice that is certified by managers, as part of the sign-out process, as meeting the quality standards (below). N/A N/A 100%
Percentage of Regulatory Impact Statements that go through independent quality assurance processes. N/A 100% 100%
Percentage of all Regulatory Impact Statements that fully meet quality assurance criteria. N/A 80% At least 80%

Ministerial servicing:

     
Complete parliamentary questions within required timeframes and quality standards. 100% 100% 100%
Complete ministerial correspondence within agreed timeframes. 95% 90% 95%

The policy advice and analysis:

  • identifies the problem, relevant options, costs and benefits, and risks
  • is rigorous, logical, factually accurate and provides supporting evidence
  • demonstrates that it is based on appropriate consultation and engagement across government and with affected parties
  • is practical, action-oriented and considers implementation
  • demonstrates an understanding of the needs of the target audience
  • is clear, concise, professional and presented in plain language, and
  • is provided within agreed timeframes and budgets.

Note - All aspects of the standards may not apply to specific pieces of policy advice, given considerations of urgency or the particular nature of the advice to be provided. For instance, some of our work is second-opinion advice on other departments' proposals often undertaken under tight time pressures.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Policy Advice Climate Change (M12) - Climate Change
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Review of the Emissions Trading Scheme. 2009/10 2,100 1,600 1,600 1,600 1,600
Ongoing NZETS Policy Development, International Negotiations and Linkages to ETS. 2009/10 3,700 3,700 3,700 3,700 3,700
Implementation of Climate Change Adaptation Measures. 2008/09 250 250 250 250 250
Moving the Public Sector towards Carbon Neutrality (now discontinued). 2007/08 2,100 - - - -

Part 5 - Details and Expected Results for Other Expenses

Part 5.2 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 5.2 NonDepartmental Other Expenses - Climate Change
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
End outcome: New Zealand's air, water, land and built communities are healthy.
Impact: New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions meet international agreements in an economically efficient and environmentally effective way.
Allocation of New Zealand Units (M12)
End outcome: Risks to people, the economy and the environment from pollution, contamination and other environmental hazards are minimised.
Impact: Increased community and infrastructure resilience to climate change and weather related events.
Climate Change Development Fund (M12)
End outcome: New Zealand's air, water, land and built communities are healthy.
Impact: Appropriate recognition of New Zealand's interests in negotiations on future climate change action by the international community.
Framework Convention on Climate Change (M12)
End outcome: New Zealand's air, water, land and built communities are healthy.
Impact: New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions meet international agreements in an economically efficient and environmentally effective way.
Issue of New Zealand Assigned Amount Units to Permanent Forest Sink Initiative Participants (M12)

Allocation of New Zealand Units (M12)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the granting of New Zealand Units to sectors of the New Zealand Economy.

Expenses

Expenses - Allocation of New Zealand Units (M12) - Climate Change
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 139,648 139,648 1,033,977

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This increase in appropriation is due to the implementation of an intensity-based approach to free allocation to emissions-intensive, trade exposed industries, and allocation to the fishing and forestry sectors. This appropriation was re-forecast to be in line with the preliminary projected balance of emissions units including changes to underlying assumptions during the first commitment period (2008-2012) of the Kyoto Protocol (also known as the net position report). This included the impact of changes in assumptions underlying the Emissions Trading Scheme, including carbon price and an increase in the estimated uptake of post-1989 foresters.

Expected Results

Expected Results - Allocation of New Zealand Units (M12) - Climate Change
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
All who are eligible under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme and claim an allocation receive New Zealand Units. 1 sector 1 sector 3 sectors

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Allocation of New Zealand Units (M12) - Climate Change
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Changes to reflect the increased uptake in relation to post-1989 forestry. 2009/10 100,000 500,000 - (223,000) -
Changes from moderated Emissions Trading Scheme to implement intensity-based allocation to industry. 2009/10 - (72,000) (70,000) (35,000) -
Changes from moderated Emissions Trading Scheme for allocation to the fishing sector. 2009/10 - 4,000 - - -
A New Zealand Emission Trading Scheme 2007 Decisions. 2008/09 477,000 477,000 477,000 477,000 -

Climate Change Development Fund (M12)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to supporting international projects to assist developing countries address climate change issues.

Expenses

Expenses - Climate Change Development Fund (M12) - Climate Change
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 300 300 300

Expected Results

Expected Results - Climate Change Development Fund (M12) - Climate Change
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Percentage of funding distributed to international projects addressing climate change according to priority criteria (leverage, impact, continuity, consistency, visibility). 100% 100% 100%

Framework Convention on Climate Change (M12)

Scope of Appropriation

New Zealand's contribution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Expenses

Expenses - Framework Convention on Climate Change (M12) - Climate Change
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 227 227 127

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in appropriation is due to an additional contribution finishing at the end of 2009/10.

Expected Results

Expected Results - Framework Convention on Climate Change (M12) - Climate Change
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
New Zealand's financial commitment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is met. Achieved Achieved Achieved

Issue of New Zealand Assigned Amount Units to Permanent Forest Sink Initiative Participants (M12)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the granting of New Zealand Assigned Amount Units to Permanent Forest Sink Initiative participants for eligible afforestation.

Expenses

Expenses - Issue of New Zealand Assigned Amount Units to Permanent Forest Sink Initiative Participants (M12) - Climate Change
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,296 2,889 7,814

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in appropriation in 2010/11 reflects an allowance for forecast changes in exchange rates and carbon prices for NZ AAUs to be claimed by Permanent Forest Sink Initiative participants in that financial year.

Expected Results

Expected Results - Issue of New Zealand Assigned Amount Units to Permanent Forest Sink Initiative Participants (M12) - Climate Change
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
All eligible participants in the Permanent Forest Sink Initiative that claim them, receive New Zealand Assigned Amount Units for increases in carbon stocks within their eligible forests covenanted under the initiative. 100% 100% 100%
Eligibility criteria - Climate Change
Regulations Eligibility criteria
Forest (Permanent Forest Sink) Regulations 2007 under the Forests Act 1949. Eligibility criteria for participants are set out in sections 3 to 5 of the Forests (Permanent Forest Sink) Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/354) (as at 14 April 2008).

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Issue of New Zealand Assigned Amount Units to Permanent Forest Sink Initiative Participants (M12) - Climate Change
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Appropriations for the Issue of NZ AAUs under the Permanent Forest Sink Initiative. 2008/09 3,437 6,250 9,062 11,875 -

Reporting Mechanisms

Reporting Mechanisms - Reporting Mechanisms - Climate Change
Appropriation Reporting Mechanism
Allocation of Units Section 32A Report
Contribution to Climate Change Development Fund Not required
Framework Convention on Climate Change Not required
Issue of New Zealand Assigned Amount Units to Permanent Forest Sink Initiative participants Section 32A Report

The above table indicates the mechanisms to be used for reporting actual performance for each non-departmental other expenses appropriation.

Part 6 - Details and Expected Results for Capital Expenditure

Part 6.2 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 6.2 NonDepartmental Capital Expenditure - Climate Change
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
End outcome: New Zealand's air, water, land and built communities are healthy.
Impact: New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions meet international agreements in an economically efficient and environmentally effective way.
Purchase of PRE Units (M12)

Purchase of PRE Units (M12)

Scope of Appropriation

Purchasing of PRE emission units by the Crown from the Projects to Reduce Emissions (PRE) portfolio.

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Purchase of PRE Units (M12) - Climate Change
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,269 1,065 2,248

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in appropriation is due to the timing of the purchase of PRE units under the committed contracts which span into outyears beyond the final year of funding.

Expected Results

Expected Results - Purchase of PRE Units (M12) - Climate Change
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Purchase of emission units from Projects to Reduce Emissions (PRE) participants within the requirements of sale and purchase agreements. N/A 28,392 units 56,679 units

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Purchase of PRE Units (M12) - Climate Change
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Purchase of up to 800,000 PRE Emission Units. 2008/09 3,500 3,500 - - -

Reporting Mechanisms

Reporting Mechanisms - Reporting Mechanisms - Climate Change
Appropriation Reporting Mechanism
Allocation of Units Section32A Report
Contribution to Climate Change Development Fund Not required
Framework Convention on Climate Change Not required
Issue of New Zealand Assigned Amount Units to Permanent Forest Sink Initiative participants Section 32A Report

The above table indicates the mechanisms to be used for reporting actual results for each non-departmental capital expenditure appropriation.

Performance Information for Appropriations Vote Conservation

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Conservation (M16)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Department of Conservation

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION: Minister of Conservation

Part 1 - Summary of the Vote

Part 1.1 - Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Conservation is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2010/11 financial year covering the following:

  • working with communities to protect natural and historic resources ($15 million)
  • services to control weed and animal pests on lands administered by the department in relation to regional pest management strategies ($3 million)
  • the protection and conservation management of historic heritage ($5.603 million)
  • management of natural heritage including the maintenance, restoration and protection of ecosystems, habitats and species ($158.737 million)
  • recreational facilities and services, and the management of business concessions ($128.908 million)
  • policy advice, services to the Minister of Conservation and statutory bodies, and provision of statutory planning ($5.606 million)
  • identification and implementation of protection for natural and historic places, management services of natural and historic places, and funding for projects for the New Zealand Biodiversity funds ($33.200 million)
  • a total of $769,000 for assistance to the Southland District Council for additional community infrastructure arising from increased visitor numbers
  • a total of $3.433 million for other expenses to be incurred by the Crown, and
  • departmental capital expenditure of $49.603 million and non-departmental capital expenditure of $19.347 million.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 below.

Part 1.2 - High-Level Objectives of the Vote

Government Priorities and Outcomes - Links to Appropriations

Government Priorities and Outcomes - Links to Appropriations - Conservation
Government Priorities Government Outcomes Appropriations
Building a Growing Economy New Zealanders gain environmental, social and economic benefits from healthy functioning ecosystems, from recreation opportunities, and from living our history Management of Natural Heritage
Management of Historic Heritage
Regional Pest Management Strategy
Management of Recreational Opportunities
Recreational Opportunities Review
Conservation with Community
Policy Advice, Servicing the Minister and Statutory Bodies, and Statutory Planning

Objectives of the Vote

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is the central government organisation charged with promoting conservation of the natural and historic heritage of New Zealand on behalf of, and for the benefit of, present and future New Zealanders.

Much of DOC's work takes place on the more than 8 million hectares of conservation land and 33 marine reserves (covering almost 1.28 million hectares), and 6 marine mammal sanctuaries that it manages on behalf of New Zealanders. The conservation land makes up about one-third of the country, and includes national parks, high country parks, forest parks, offshore and subantarctic islands, and historic sites.

DOC is responsible for encouraging recreation opportunities on the lands and waters it manages. To that end, it provides and manages historic sites and visitor facilities, including walking, biking and four-wheel-drive tracks, huts, campsites and visitor centres.

DOC works within the statutory concessions framework to authorise tourism operators and other third party activities and uses on public conservation lands and waters. These include grazing, mining, and telecommunication sites.

Some of DOC's functions go beyond the boundaries of public conservation lands and waters. It protects marine mammals, indigenous freshwater fisheries, recreational fisheries and freshwater habitats, and is responsible for conserving indigenous wildlife wherever it lives. It advocates generally for the conservation of natural and historic resources, provides conservation information, and promotes the economic, environmental and social benefits of conservation.

DOC works across the central government sector, primarily but not exclusively through the natural resources sector group. It works with tangata whenua, landowners, regional and local government, businesses, science providers, recreation, outdoor and conservation organisations, and community groups.

Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

Summary of Financial Activity - Conservation
  2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
  Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
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 274,925 290,217 316,206 363,264 330,681 323,289 317,308 33,969 351,277 332,736 336,531 338,662
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 8,852 11,197 10,433 4,026 4,579 3,751 - 3,433 3,433 3,133 3,133 3,133
Capital Expenditure 26,306 32,079 86,969 50,256 70,352 66,352 49,603 19,347 68,950 52,366 52,366 52,366
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

310,083 333,493 413,608 417,546 405,612 393,392 366,911 56,749 423,660 388,235 392,030 394,161

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 16,578 18,203 17,530 19,725 23,213 25,313 N/A 16,124 16,124 15,624 15,624 15,624
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

16,578 18,203 17,530 19,725 23,213 25,313 N/A 16,124 16,124 15,624 15,624 15,624

Analysis of Significant Trends

Total Vote: All Appropriations

Total Vote: All Appropriations
 2005 2006  Actual 0 million.
Source: Department of Conservation

The departmental and non-departmental appropriations in Vote Conservation include the following significant changes.

There has been a general increase in gross output appropriations over the period 2005/06 to 2010/11, reflecting changes to both departmental and non-departmental outputs from Crown and other revenue. There has been a baseline reduction of $13.500 million per annum from 2009/10 to 2013/14. Other significant changes have included the following:

Departmental output expenses

  • The New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy (NZBS) was adopted by the Government in February 2000 (with a funding package approved in that year's budget to assist implementation). Its goal is halting the decline in New Zealand's indigenous Biodiversity by 2020. This package, which covers a number of Votes including Biosecurity, Conservation, Environment and Fisheries, increased each year over the first five years.
  • The funding in 2002 for the costs associated with the recognition of recreational and other assets that were previously undervalued or unrecognised in the departmental balance sheet.
  • In 2005/06 the transfer of funding within Vote Biosecurity - Conservation to Vote Conservation and Vote Biosecurity - Agriculture and Forestry.

Capital expenditure

Funding for the ongoing costs associated with the recognition of recreational and other assets that were previously undervalued or unrecognised in the Departmental balance sheet. These assets were brought onto the balance sheet by way of capital injection. The capital injections are scheduled from 2007/08 as a proxy for the amount of depreciation that the Department would have accumulated had it inherited the assets at the start of their lifespan.

Crown revenue and receipts

The increase in Concessions revenue has been primarily driven by increases in revenue from tourism concessions, reflecting the national increases in international visitor arrivals through the period.

The main items making up the increase in Vote Conservation's total appropriations from 2009/10 to 2010/11 of $18.048 million are the following:

  • expense and capital transfers of $42.688 million from 2009/10 to 2010/11
  • partly offset by the one off purchase of Queen Mary Hospital for $9 million in 2009/10, and
  • partly offset by $7.079 million received from the Office of Treaty Settlements regarding Port Nicholson in 2009/10 (also explains the decrease in Non-tax revenue from 2009/10 to 2010/11).

Performance Improvement Actions

The Department has identified 3 work-streams to improve the efficiency, effectiveness of departmental work, and alignment with the Government's priorities:

Performance Improvement Actions - Conservation
Initiative Performance Indicators
Develop and implement new commercial model Improved revenue leading to increased re-investment in conservation outcomes
Implement optimisation of species and ecosystem management within existing funding Increase in number of species and ecosystems under active management
Develop and implement optimisation within visitor management to re-prioritise existing funding to areas of highest visitor demand Increase in number and frequency of visitation
Increase in visitor satisfaction with experience

Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure

Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure - Conservation
2009/10 Appropriations
in the 2009/10 Structure
2009/10
(Current)
$000
Appropriations to which
Expenses (or Capital
Expenditure) have been Moved from or to
Amount
Moved
$000
2009/10 Appropriations
in the 2010/11 Structure
2009/10
(Restated)
$000
2010/11
$000

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

           
Purchase and Development of Reserves 9,652 Transferred to Purchase and Development of Reserves under Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure (9,652)   - -

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

           
    New appropriation created to more correctly reflect the true nature of the fund's usage 9,652 Purchase and Development of Reserves 9,652 6,800

Total Changes in Appropriations

9,652   -   9,652 6,800

Explanations of the reasons for changing the appropriation structure are noted in the details of each appropriation in Parts 2-6.

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses

Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 2.1 Departmental Output Expenses - Conservation
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
The diversity of our natural heritage is maintained and restored. Management of Natural Heritage
Conservation with the Community
Policy Advice, Servicing the Minister and Statutory Bodies, and Statutory Planning
Our history is protected and brought to life. Management of Historic Heritage
Conservation with the Community
Management of Recreational Opportunities
Policy Advice, Servicing the Minister and Statutory Bodies, and Statutory Planning
More people engage with conservation and value its benefits Conservation with the Community
Policy Advice, Servicing the Minister and Statutory Bodies, and Statutory Planning
More people participate in recreation. Management of Recreational Opportunities
Recreational Opportunities Review
Conservation with the Community
Policy Advice, Servicing the Minister and Statutory Bodies, and Statutory Planning
More business opportunities delivering increased economic prosperity and conservation gain. Management of Natural Heritage
Conservation with the Community
Management of Recreational Opportunities
Policy Advice, Servicing the Minister and Statutory Bodies, and Statutory Planning
Statutory obligations and other government functions are met. Management of Natural Heritage
Regional Pest Management Strategy
Management of Recreational Opportunities
Conservation with the Community
Policy Advice, Servicing the Minister and Statutory Bodies, and Statutory Planning

For further information on the intended impacts, outcomes and objectives of the departmental output expense appropriations please see the Statement of Intent for Department of Conservation.

Conservation with the Community (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to educational and public awareness services, and facilitation of community involvement and community-led conservation activities.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Conservation with the Community (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 15,933 15,878 15,048
Revenue from Crown 14,630 14,630 13,745
Revenue from Other 1,303 1,400 1,303

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Conservation with the Community (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Participation

     
Number of workday equivalents contributed by people volunteering. 22,921 28,300 27,167
Number of partnerships run during the year. 426 446 474
Number of partners surveyed who rate their contribution to conservation as moderate or significant with a target of 80%. 190 225
>95%
222
>90%
Number of partnerships that involve tangata whenua with a target of greater than 30%. 128 129
(29%)
126
(27%)

Education and Communication

     
Number of knowledge and skill sharing (education) initiatives to be provided during year. 365 406 446
Number of participants surveyed who rate the initiative as partly effective or effective at meeting its objectives with a target of 70%. 512 1,031
>95%
665
>95%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Conservation with the Community (M16) - Conservation
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Baseline Reduction 2009/10 (359) (454) (344) (197) (51)
Previous Government            
Department Capability 2007/08 224 289 289 289 289

Crown Contribution to Regional Pest Management Strategies (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to controlling weed and animal pests on lands administered by the Department of Conservation to meet negotiated outcomes of regional pest management strategies.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Crown Contribution to Regional Pest Management Strategies (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,958 2,958 3,006
Revenue from Crown 2,958 2,958 3,006
Revenue from Other - 7 -

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Crown Contribution to Regional Pest Management Strategies (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of regional pest management strategies with completed Crown exacerbator weed and pest programmes. 16 16 13

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Crown Contribution to Regional Pest Management Strategies (M16) - Conservation
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Baseline Reduction 2009/10 (36) (45) (34) (20) (5)
Previous Government            
Support for Regional Pest Management Strategies 2008/09 889 889 889 889 889
Maintain Capability 2007/08 32 41 41 41 41

Management of Historic Heritage (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the protection and conservation management of historic heritage.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Management of Historic Heritage (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,616 5,046 5,603
Revenue from Crown 5,139 5,139 5,126
Revenue from Other 477 153 477

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Management of Historic Heritage (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Historic and Cultural Heritage Restoration      
Number of historic heritage assets for which remedial work is completed to standard during the year. 46 46 36
Number of historic heritage assets for which regular maintenance work is on track to standard during the year. 742 788 1,004
Number of historic or cultural heritage assessment reports completed to standard during the year. 76 63 44

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Management of Historic Heritage (M16) - Conservation
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Baseline Reduction 2009/10 (139) (177) (134) (77) (20)

Previous Government

           
Department Capability 2007/08 88 113 113 113 113

Management of Natural Heritage (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to maintaining, restoring and protecting ecosystems, habitats and species.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Management of Natural Heritage (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 157,254 156,074 158,737
Revenue from Crown 146,879 146,879 146,562
Revenue from Other 10,375 10,000 12,175

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Management of Natural Heritage (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Fire Control      
Number of Conservancies operating within a fire response/action plan published in accordance with National Departmental Fire Plan. 11 10 9
Number of Conservancies operating within the Fire Plan of a Rural Fire District. 2 2 3
Conservation Services Programme      
The Conservation Services programme will meet its agreed performance criteria and milestones. Agreed performance criteria and milestones Agreed performance criteria and milestones Agreed performance criteria and milestones
Restoration      
Number of restoration programmes undertaken that met the criteria for success set out in their programme plan. 46 48 52
Pest and Weed Control      
Hectares of land under sustained possum control. 1,055,300 1,022,200 1,069,522
Hectares of land receiving treatment for possums. 305,800 307,412 234,451
Number of possum operations undertaken that met their targets for operational success. 123 114 94
Hectares of land under sustained deer control. 794,400 720,495 722,203
Hectares of land receiving treatment for deer. 359,600 360,114 363,872
Hectares of land under sustained goat control. 2,399,700 2,183,475 2,240,806
Hectares of land receiving treatment for goat. 1,358,000 1,462,209 1,441,715
Number of other terrestrial animal pest operations undertaken that met the criteria for success set out in their programme plan (number that meet their criteria for success set out in their programme plan will be reported at year end). 45 43 42
Number of aquatic animal pest eradication operations undertaken in treatable sites that met the criteria for success set out in their programme plan (success criteria is measured two years after operation is run). 2 11 3
Number of island biosecurity programmes where a pest-free status has been maintained. 87 86 87
Number of Weed-led weed control projects undertaken (number that meet their criteria for success set out in their programme plan will be reported at year end). 97 91 107
Hectares of land under sustained weed control using a
Site-led approach.
1,599,900 1,595,286 1,749,431
Hectares of land receiving treatment for weeds using a
Site-led approach.
531,600 528,586 502,204
Legal Protection of Areas and Marine Protection      
Hectares of terrestrial environment legally protected during the year. 40,837 40,493 56,556
Hectares of marine areas legally protected during the year:      
  • Application with Department of Conservation.
- - -
  • Consideration by Minister of Conservation.
- - -
  • Concurrence sought from Minister of Fisheries.
930 930 530
  • Fully Approved - yet to be gazetted.
930 - 930
Hectares of marine areas gazetted and under sustained management during the year. 1,279,704 1,279,704 1,279,704
Species Management      
Number of 'acutely threatened', species or subspecies that will have improved security for one or more populations as a result of active species conservation programmes.
(Excludes vascular plants and birds from 2009/10.)
45 48 42
Number of 'chronically threatened', species or subspecies that will have improved security for one or more populations as a result of active species conservation programmes.
(Excludes vascular plants and birds from 2009/10.)
14 15 18
Number of 'at risk', species or subspecies that will have improved security for one or more populations as a result of active species conservation programmes.
(Excludes vascular plants and birds from 2009/10.)
11 10 9
Number of reclassified 'at risk' vascular plant and bird species or subspecies that will have improved security for one or more populations as a result of active species conservation programmes.
(Includes only vascular plants and birds for 2009/10.)
57 54 52
Number of reclassified 'threatened' vascular plant and bird species or subspecies that will have improved security for one or more populations as a result of active species conservation programmes.
(Includes only vascular plants and birds for 2009/10.)
120 118 130
Number of 'acutely threatened' species or subspecies that will have achieved improved understanding of status and threats through survey, monitoring and research.
(Excludes vascular plants and birds from 2009/10.)
38 41 54
Number of 'chronically threatened' species or subspecies that will have achieved improved understanding of status and threats through survey, monitoring and research.
(Excludes vascular plants and birds from 2009/10.)
23 25 28
Number of 'at risk' species or subspecies that will have achieved improved understanding of status and threats through survey, monitoring and research.
(Excludes vascular plants and birds from 2009/10.)
13 14 13
Number of reclassified 'at risk' vascular plant and bird species or subspecies that will have achieved improved understanding of status and threats through survey, monitoring, and research.
(Includes only vascular plants and birds for 2009/10.)
47 48 52
Number of reclassified 'threatened' vascular plant and bird species or subspecies that will have achieved improved understanding of status and threats through survey, monitoring, and research.
(Includes only vascular plants and birds for 2009/10.)
138 147 164

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Management of Natural Heritage (M16) - Conservation
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Baseline Reduction 2009/10 (6,146) (7,314) (7,861) (8,589) (9,316)

Previous Government

           
Departmental Salary Funding 2008/09 1,775 1,775 1,775 1,775 1,775
Intensive Integrated Biodiversity Management 2007/08 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Meeting Treaty Settlement Objectives 2007/08 500 500 500 500 500
Department Capability 2007/08 2,122 2,739 2,739 2,739 2,739

Management of Recreational Opportunities (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to recreational facilities and services, and the management of business concessions.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Management of Recreational Opportunities (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 124,587 123,905 128,908
Revenue from Crown 102,815 102,815 107,136
Revenue from Other 25,572 25,415 21,772

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Management of Recreational Opportunities (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Asset Management      
Number of huts meeting required service standard with a target of 90% to standard. 880 879 895
Kilometres of tracks meeting required service standard in each Visitor Group with a target of 40% to standard. 7,407 8,469 8,966
Number of structures meeting the required service standard with a target of 98%. 12,681 12,487 12,436
Recreation Opportunities Management      
Number of visitor recreation and interpretation publications meeting publication standard with a target of 90%. 295 301 309
Recreation Concessions      
Number of one-off recreation concessions managed. 530 489 492
Number of longer term recreation concession permits, licences, leases and easements managed. 1,126 1,120 1,108
Number of recreation longer-term concession permits, licenses, leases, and easements monitored annually with a target of
15% of the number managed.
357 260 333
Number of one-off other resource use concessions managed. 148 130 131
Number of longer-term other resource use concession permits, licences, leases and easements managed. 2,916 2,918 2,972
Number of other longer-term resource use concessions monitored annually with a target of 15% of the number managed. 499 511 441

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Management of Recreational Opportunities (M16) - Conservation
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Baseline Reduction 2009/10 (2,843) (3,499) (3,155) (2,697) (2,240)

Previous Government

           
Departmental Salary Funding 2008/09 1,484 1,484 1,484 1,484 1,484
Te Araroa Track Development 2007/08 510 875 - - -
Department Capability 2007/08 1,778 2,295 2,295 2,295 2,295

Policy Advice, Servicing the Minister and Statutory Bodies, and Statutory Planning (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to policy advice, services to the Minister of Conservation and statutory bodies, and provision of statutory planning.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Policy Advice, Servicing the Minister and Statutory Bodies, and Statutory Planning (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,858 5,328 5,606
Revenue from Crown 5,328 5,328 5,076
Revenue from Other 530 200 530

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Policy Advice, Servicing the Minister and Statutory Bodies, and Statutory Planning (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Policy Advice      
Policy advice will be provided in accordance with the work programme and to the quality standards agreed with the Minister. As agreed with the Minister As agreed with the Minister As agreed with the Minister
Ministerial Services      
Number of departmental submissions sent to the Minister. 350-400 350-400 350-400
Number of ministerial Official Information Act requests received (range). 60-70 60-70 60-70
Number of Parliamentary Questions received (range) with 100% meeting the ministerial deadline. 300-350 200-250 200-250

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Policy Advice, Servicing the Minister and Statutory Bodies, and Statutory Planning (M16) - Conservation
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Baseline Reduction 2009/10 (127) (161) (122) (70) (18)

Previous Government

           
Meeting Treaty Settlement Objectives 2007/08 500 500 500 500 500
Department Capability 2007/08 87 112 112 112 112

Recreational Opportunities Review (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the depreciation and write-off of visitor assets to be decommissioned following the review of recreational opportunities.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Recreational Opportunities Review (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 400 400 400
Revenue from Crown - - -
Revenue from Other - - -

Part 2.2 - Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 2.2 NonDepartmental Output Expenses - Conservation
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
The diversity of our natural heritage is maintained and restored. Identification and Implementation of Protection for Natural and Historic Places
Management Services - Natural and Historic Places
NZ Biodiversity Funds
Our history is protected and brought to life. Identification and Implementation of Protection for Natural and Historic Places
Management Services - Natural and Historic Places
Moutoa Gardens/Pakaitorere
More people engage with conservation and value its benefits. NZ Biodiversity Funds
More people participate in recreation. Stewart Island Infrastructure

Identification and Implementation of Protection for Natural and Historic Places (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to identification and implementation of protection for natural and historic places.

Expenses

Expenses - Identification and Implementation of Protection for Natural and Historic Places (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 12,231 8,856 20,010

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The main reason for the increase in appropriation is due to expense transfers from 2009/10 to 2010/11. These are necessary due to delays inherent in the nature of the funds' activities.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Identification and Implementation of Protection for Natural and Historic Places (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Nature Heritage Fund      

Protection of Indigenous Ecosystems on Private Land

     
Number of successful purchases. 6 purchases 6 purchases 2
Number of successful covenants. 2 covenants 2 covenants 1
Hectares of indigenous ecosystem protected. 1,000 1,000 500

Protection of Indigenous Ecosystems in Maori Ownership on South Island Landless Natives Act (SILNA) Land

     
Number of trusts and blocks approved for protection of indigenous ecosystems. 3 trusts 3 trusts 4
Number of trusts and blocks approved for protection of indigenous ecosystems. 10 blocks of SILNA land 10 blocks of SILNA land 4
Hectares of indigenous ecosystem protected. 1,521 1,521 818

Nga Whenua Rahui (new measure 2010/11, no comparative data 2009/10)

     
Number of restoration programmes undertaken that met the criteria for success set out in their programme plan. - - 6
Hectares of land receiving treatment for possums. - - 4,000
Number of possum operations undertaken that met their targets for operational success. - - 3
Hectares of land receiving treatment for goats. - - 40,000
Number of other terrestrial animal pest operations undertaken that met the criteria for success set out in their programme plan. - - 5
Number of acutely threatened species that will have improved security for one or more populations as a result of active species conservation programmes. - - 1
Number of kawenata (covenants) approved in each of the 3 most threatened LENZ environments - (current baseline of 128 kawenata, covering140,000 hectares with 97,000 hectares in acutely threatened category). - - Reported at year end

Queen Elizabeth II National Trust

     

Recommended Areas for Protection or Similar Quality

     
Number of New Covenant approvals (range). 200 - 220 170 160
Hectares for Covenant approvals (range). 5,000 - 5,500 3,400 3,200
Number of Covenant registrations (range). 200 - 220 150 200
Hectares for Covenant registrations (range). 5,000 - 5,500 3,000 4,000

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Identification and Implementation of Protection for Natural and Historic Places (M16) - Conservation
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Baseline Reduction 2009/10 (1,000) (1,000) (1,000) (1,000) (1,000)

Management Services - Natural and Historic Places (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to management services for properties with historical or natural significance, including maintenance work, access for the public and management advice on covenanted properties.

Expenses

Expenses - Management Services Natural and Historic Places (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,506 1,506 1,506

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Management Services Natural and Historic Places (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Queen Elizabeth the Second National Trust Properties

     
Number of properties managed in accordance with approved operative management plans (range). 28 - 30 29 29
Area (hectares - range). 1,582 - 1,730 1,686 1,686

Perpetual Trustee Role for Registered Open Space Covenant

     
Number of monitoring visits to registered covenants (registered covenants monitored not less than once every 24 months (range). 1,350 - 1,485 1,500 1,645
Area (hectares - range). 33,750 - 37,125 37,500 41,125

Moutoa Gardens/Pakaitore (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the ongoing management and maintenance of the Moutoa Gardens Reserve.

Expenses

Expenses - Moutoa Gardens/Pakaitore (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 23 23 23

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Moutoa Gardens/Pakaitore (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Maintain key assets of the reserve at a suitable standard. Achieve Achieve Achieve

NZ Biodiversity Funds (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the payment of grants: to provide private land managers with information and advice, or assistance with costs of pest and weed control, fencing and other biodiversity management actions; and to support community biodiversity restoration initiatives.

Expenses

Expenses - NZ Biodiversity Funds (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,315 3,315 11,661

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in appropriations is due to expense transfers from 2009/10 to 2010/11. All Non-Departmental biodiversity projects experience a lag between committing to expenditure and completion of projects due to the private landowner / community group involvement in projects (and also climatic influences).

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - NZ Biodiversity Funds (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Advice projects funded 30 30 37
Condition projects funded 70 70 55

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - NZ Biodiversity Funds (M16) - Conservation
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Baseline Reduction 2009/10 (2,000) - - - -

Previous Government

           
Community Biodiversity Funds 2008/09 2,000 - - - -

Stewart Island Infrastructure (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to assistance to the Southland District Council for additional community infrastructure arising from increased visitor numbers on Stewart Island.

Expenses

Expenses - Stewart Island Infrastructure (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 769

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The change in appropriation is due to an expense transfer from 2009/10 to 2010/11. There have been delays in commencing this project.

Summary of Service Providers for Non-Departmental Outputs

Summary of Service Providers - Summary of Service Providers for NonDepartmental Outputs - Conservation
Provider 2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Estimated Actual
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
Reporting
Mechanism
Expiry of
Funding
Commitment
Queen Elizabeth II National Trust 3,274 3,274 3,274 Annual Report Ongoing
Nature Heritage Fund 2,313 1,913 12,420 Section 32A Report Ongoing
Nga Whenua Rahui 7,506 4,531 5,178 Section 32A Report Ongoing
Moutoa Gardens/Pakaitore 23 23 23 Section 32A Report Ongoing
NZ Biodiversity Funds 4,315 3,315 11,661 Section 32A Report Ongoing

The decrease in appropriation from 2009/10 to 2010/11 regarding Nga Whenua Rahui is due to expense transfers from 2008/09 to 2009/10.

The increase in appropriation from 2009/10 to 2010/11 regarding Nature Heritage Fund and NZ Biodiversity Funds is due to expense transfers from 2009/10 to 2010/11. The Nature Heritage Fund expense transfer relates primarily to the South Island Landless Natives Act 1906 (SILNA) policy review.

The above table summarises funding to be allocated through Vote Conservation to non-departmental providers, along with an indication of the mechanism to be used for reporting actual performance and (where determined) the length of the funding commitment.

The above table summarises funding to be allocated through Vote Conservation to non-departmental providers, along with an indication of the mechanism to be used for reporting actual performance and (where determined) the length of the funding commitment.

Part 5 - Details and Expected Results for Other Expenses

Part 5.2 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 5.2 NonDepartmental Other Expenses - Conservation
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
To maintain heritage of historic buildings and to provide interpretation and allow access to the public. Depreciation - Crown Buildings
To maintain infrastructural assets on Conservation Estate. Depreciation Infrastructure
To meet Crown's legislative obligation when esplanade reserves are created under
section 289 of the Local Government Act 1974.
Compensation Payments
To support initiatives to protect traditional Maori knowledge relating to New Zealand's indigenous biodiversity. Matauranga Maori Fund
To meet Crown obligations for rates on conservation land. Payment of Rates on Properties for Concessionaires
To provide for bad debts against crown revenue. Provision for Bad and Doubtful Debts
To provide redress to local authorities for land vested in the Crown under the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004. Redress payments under Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004
To further New Zealand's interests in international conservation issues. Subscriptions to International Organisations
To meet Crown's legislative obligation when coastal marine areas are vested. Vested Coastal Marine Areas Compensation
To provide access to Lake Waikaremoana for conservation purposes. Waikaremoana Lakebed Lease

For further information on the intended impacts, outcomes and objectives of the non-departmental other expense appropriations please see the Statement of Intent for Department of Conservation.

Compensation Payments (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to making obligatory compensation payments: when esplanade reserves are created; and upon vesting of coastal marine areas in the Crown.

Expenses

Expenses - Compensation Payments (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 30 30 30

Expected Results

Expected Results - Compensation Payments (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Compensation payments are met in accordance with the legislation Achieve Achieve Achieve

Depreciation - Crown Buildings (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the depreciation on Crown Buildings: Old Government Building; Turnbull House; and the Dominion Observatory.

Expenses

Expenses - Depreciation Crown Buildings (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 800 800 800

Expected Results

Expected Results - Depreciation Crown Buildings (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Historic buildings are maintained. Achieve Achieve Achieve
Interpretation and public access of historic buildings is provided Achieve Achieve Achieve

Depreciation - Infrastructure (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to Depreciation on Infrastructural Assets on the Conservation Estate.

Expenses

Expenses - Depreciation Infrastructure (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 134 134 134

Matauranga Maori Fund (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to making grants to support initiatives to protect traditional Maori knowledge relating to NZ's indigenous biodiversity.

Expenses

Expenses - Matauranga Maori Fund (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,128 500 854

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in appropriation is due to expense transfers from 2008/09 to 2009/10.

Expected Results

Expected Results - Matauranga Maori Fund (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of new Matauranga Kuri Taiao projects approved that assist collection and revival of matauranga Maori - - 12
Number of new Matauranga Kuri Taiao projects approved that assist transmission and retention of matauranga Maori - - 12
Number of new Matauranga Kuri Taiao projects approved that relate to the use of matauranga Maori - - 12

Payment of Rates on Properties for Concessionaires (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the payment of rates: on reserves; conservation areas that are used for private or commercial purposes; and for services provided by a local authority.

Expenses

Expenses - Payment of Rates on Properties for Concessionaires (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 839 639 839

Expected Results

Expected Results - Payment of Rates on Properties for Concessionaires (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Rates are paid to local authority in a timely manner. Achieved Achieved Achieved

Provision for Bad and Doubtful Debts (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the write-off of debts relating to Crown Revenue.

Expenses

Expenses - Provision for Bad and Doubtful Debts (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 100 100 100

Expected Results

Expected Results - Provision for Bad and Doubtful Debts (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Debts related to Crown revenue are reviewed and appropriate provision made. Achieve Achieve Achieve

Subscriptions to International Organisations (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to meeting annual subscriptions to international conservation organisations.

Expenses

Expenses - Subscriptions to International Organisations (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 405 405 405

Expected Results

Expected Results - Subscriptions to International Organisations (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Subscriptions are made to international conservation organisations. Achieved Achieved Achieved

Vested Coastal Marine Areas Compensation (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to obligatory compensation payable upon vesting of coastal marine areas in the Crown.

Expenses

Expenses - Vested Coastal Marine Areas Compensation (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 30 30 30

Expected Results

Expected Results - Vested Coastal Marine Areas Compensation (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Compensation payments are met in accordance with the relevant legislation. Achieve Achieve Achieve

Waikaremoana Lakebed Lease (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to payments made under the Lake Waikaremoana Act 1971 for the lease of the lakebed and foreshore for conservation purposes.

Expenses

Expenses - Waikaremoana Lakebed Lease (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 241 241 241

Expected Results

Expected Results - Waikaremoana Lakebed Lease (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Lease is paid in accordance with the lease agreement. Achieved Achieved Achieved

Part 6 - Details and Expected Results for Capital Expenditure

Part 6.1 - Departmental Capital Expenditure

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 6.1 Departmental Capital Expenditure - Conservation
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Effectively manage visitor assets through replacement, upgrade and maintenance. The capital expenditure supports the Department's production of agreed outputs. Department of Conservation - Capital Expenditure PLA

Department of Conservation - Capital Expenditure PLA (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Department of Conservation, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Department of Conservation Capital Expenditure PLA (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 48,854 48,854 44,503
Intangibles 1,483 1,483 5,100
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

50,337 50,337 49,603
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 48,854 48,854 44,503
Intangibles 1,483 1,483 5,100
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

50,337 50,337 49,603

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in expenditure on Property, Plant and Equipment is mainly due to decreased spending in the following asset classes:

  • buildings ($1.516 million)
  • plant field and radio equipment ($984,000),and
  • visitor assets ($2.310 million).

The increase in expenditure on Intangibles is due to increased spending on the Natural Heritage Management System.

Part 6.2 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 6.2 NonDepartmental Capital Expenditure - Conservation
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
To protect heritage values on acquired or leasehold land, through legal and physical protection. Crown Land Acquisitions
To protect the current infrastructure at Milford Sound from flood damage and allow its redevelopment and expansion, to preserve and enhance its tourism value. Milford Flood Protection
To protect heritage values on acquired or leasehold land, through legal and physical protection. Purchase and Development of Reserves

Crown Land Acquisitions (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of property for the Conservation Estate.

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Crown Land Acquisitions (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 9,510 9,510 500

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in appropriation from 2009/10 to 2010/11 is due to the purchase of Queen Mary Hospital ($9 million) in 2009/10.

Milford Flood Protection (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to flood protection works on the Cleddau River at Milford Sound.

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Milford Flood Protection (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 853 853 12,047

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Major capital works underway in 2010/11.

Purchase and Development of Reserves (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of conservation land, including the purchase of reserves, and any associated administration costs as provided for under the Reserves Act 1977.

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Purchase and Development of Reserves (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 9,652 5,652 6,800

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation previously was classified as a Non-Departmental Other Expense but has now been reclassified into the correct appropriation type. The 2009/10 appropriation included a carry forward of the trust balance of $5.773 million from 2008/09. There has been a capital transfer of $5 million from 2009/10 to 2010/11.

Expected Results

Expected Results - Purchase and Development of Reserves (M16) - Conservation
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Purchase of property for conservation purposes. Achieve Achieve Achieve

Performance Information for Appropriations Vote Environment

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister for the Environment (M29)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Ministry for the Environment

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR MINISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: Minister for the Environment

Part 1 - Summary of the Vote

Part 1.1 - Overview of the Vote

The Minister for the Environment is responsible for appropriations in Vote Environment for the 2010/11 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of nearly $41 million for the Ministry for the Environment to provide advice on environmental policies, issues and the implementation of government decisions
  • a total of nearly $17 million for the Ministry for the Environment to deal with and determine ministerial call-ins and applications made to the Environmental Protection Authority under Part 6AA of the Resource Management Act 1991
  • a total of over $10 million for the implementation and operation of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 by the Environmental Risk Management Authority
  • a total of nearly $14 million for services provided by other third parties (investigation, management and remediation services related to contaminated sites being the most significant)
  • a total of over $25 million in funding and grants to third parties for environment initiatives (waste minimisation initiatives and restoration of Rotorua Lakes being the most significant)
  • a total of $510,000 for subscriptions and memberships to international environmental agreements and programmes
  • a total of over $13 million for the Waikato River Clean-up Fund and Waikato River co-governance and co-management arrangements
  • a total of over $1 million for the Crown's contribution to assist with the installation of clean and energy efficient heating with a focus on the homes of low income earners
  • a total of $15 million for the payments to territorial local authorities for their proportion of the Waste Disposal Levy as prescribed under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008
  • a total of $585,000 for capital expenditure by the Ministry for the Environment, mainly for the development and purchase of new software.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 below.

Part 1.2 - High-Level Objectives of the Vote

Government Priorities and Outcomes - Links to Appropriations

Government Priorities and Outcomes - Links to Appropriations - Environment
Government Priorities Government Outcomes Appropriations
Investing in productive infrastructure, removing red tape and improving regulation Better regulation (Statement to Parliament February 2010) Environmental Policy Advice (M29)
Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Assessment and Management (M29)
Investing in productive infrastructure, removing red tape and improving regulation Unlocking resources (Statement to Parliament February 2010) Environmental Policy Advice (M29)
Contaminated Sites Remediation Fund (M29)
Contestable Waste Minimisation Fund (M29)
Delivery of Environmental Management Programmes (M29)
Lake Taupo Protection Programme (M29)
Legal and Environment Centre Grants (M29)
Processing of Resource Management Call-ins and applications made to the Environmental Protection Authority (M29)
Promotion of Sustainable Land Management (M29)
Rotorua Lakes Restoration Programme (M29)
Sustainable Management Fund (M29)
Waikato River co-governance (M29)
Waikato River Co-management (M29)
Waikato River Clean-up Fund (M29)
Warm Homes Grants and Assistance (M29)
Waste Disposal Levy Disbursements to Territorial Local Authorities
Waste Minimisation (M29)
Supporting business innovation and trade Actively representing New Zealanders overseas and strengthening our engagement in our region (Statement to Parliament February 2010) Environmental Policy Advice (M29)
Environmental assistance to the Pacific Islands (M29)
International Subscriptions (M29)
United Nations Environment Programme (M29)

Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

Summary of Financial Activity - Environment
  2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
  Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
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 51,023 53,274 55,252 63,622 68,627 62,627 59,275 24,159 83,434 74,640 74,630 74,630
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 1,558 1,630 2,563 28,742 128,607 45,859 - 54,874 54,874 52,384 52,384 49,084
Capital Expenditure 1,036 1,440 1,150 2,179 1,525 1,525 585 - 585 575 575 575
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

53,617 56,344 58,965 94,543 198,759 110,011 59,860 79,033 138,893 127,599 127,589 124,289

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 469 727 676 578 30,400 30,400 N/A 30,400 30,400 30,400 30,400 30,400
Capital Receipts 645 643 643 - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

1,114 1,370 1,319 578 30,400 30,400 N/A 30,400 30,400 30,400 30,400 30,400

New Policy Initiatives

Budget Policy Intiatives - Environment
Policy Initiative Appropriation 2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Processing of Resource Management Call-ins and applications made to the Environmental Protection Authority. Processing of Resource Management Call-ins and applications made to the Environmental Protection Authority
Departmental Output Expense
- 16,800 16,600 16,600 16,600

Analysis of Significant Trends

Analysis of Significant Trends
 2005 2006  Actual 0 million.
Source: Ministry for the Environment

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses

Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 2.1 Departmental Output Expenses - Environment
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
End outcomes:
New Zealand's natural resources are managed effectively and New Zealanders use resources sustainably.
Risks to people, the economy and the environment from pollution, contamination and other environmental hazards are minimised.
Impacts:
Effective and efficient management of natural and physical resources through improved environmental governance and streamlined resource management processes.
New Zealand's highest priority contaminated sites are being progressed towards remediation or are remediated.
Delivery of Environmental Management Programmes (M29)
End outcome: Risks to people, the economy and the environment from pollution, contamination and other environmental hazards are minimised.
Impact: Waste is minimised and disposal decreased to protect the environment from harm and provide environmental, social, economic and cultural benefits.
Environmental assistance to the Pacific Islands (M29)
End outcomes:
New Zealand is able to capitalise on its natural environmental advantages.
New Zealand's air, water, land and built communities are healthy.
New Zealand's natural resources are managed effectively and New Zealanders use resources sustainably.
Risks to people, the economy and the environment from pollution, contamination and other environmental hazards are minimised.
Impacts:
New Zealanders have credible decision-making processes for freshwater, and land use affecting water, that provide for healthy ecosystems and optimise New Zealand's economic, social and cultural well-being.
Growth in New Zealand's capability to exploit economic and environmental opportunities for agencies, institutions and firms.
Environmental hazards posed by the importation, manufacture, management (eg, transport, storage and handling) and disposal of hazardous substances and new organisms are sufficiently and efficiently managed.
The urban planning system is streamlined, integrated and more effective so that it delivers on the environmental and socio-economic outcomes sought.
Effective and efficient management of natural and physical resources through improved environmental governance and streamlined resource management processes.
Treaty settlements align well with broader natural resources policy.
The evidence-base for providing a clear picture of New Zealand's environmental performance, incorporating social and economic perspectives, is strengthened.
Environmental Policy Advice (M29)
End outcome: New Zealand's natural resources are managed effectively and New Zealanders use resources sustainably.
Impact: Effective and efficient management of natural and physical resources through improved environmental governance and streamlined resource management processes.
Processing of Resource Management Call-ins and applications to the Environmental Protection Authority (M29)
End outcome: New Zealand's natural resources are managed effectively and New Zealanders use resources sustainably.
Impact: Waste is minimised and disposal decreased to protect the environment from harm and provide environmental, social, economic and cultural benefits.
Waste Minimisation (M29)
 

For further information on the intended impacts, outcomes and objectives of the departmental output expense appropriations please see the Statement of Intent for the Ministry for the Environment.

Delivery of Environmental Management Programmes (M29)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the contracting, managing, monitoring, and auditing of a range of environmental management programmes delivered by third parties.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Delivery of Environmental Management Programmes (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,100 1,100 1,100
Revenue from Crown 1,100 1,100 1,100
Revenue from Other - - -

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Delivery of Environmental Management Programmes (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Percentage of funding allocated according to fund criteria. 100% 100% 100%
Percentage of contracted environmental programmes delivered by third parties that are managed and monitored. 100% 100% 100%
Fund criteria - Environment
  Fund criteria
Contaminated Sites Remediation Fund Applications should show the contamination poses a health risk, or is close to areas of cultural or national significance; they should show the capability and capacity of the project team and the practicality of the proposed solution; partnerships between parties are reflected; and cost effectiveness is demonstrated.
Environment Centre Fund Funds are allocated every three years. Funding is subject to the Centre facilitating, motivating and informing existing and new groups in the community to take action in relation to Ministry and government environmental priorities.
Environmental Legal Assistance Fund An independent panel assesses groups' applications for reimbursement of certain legal costs for cases and makes recommendations to the Ministry for the Environment. The panel supports groups where (inter alia) the matter is of environmental public interest; it affects the wider community; it focuses on the protection or enhancement of environmental qualities; there is an imbalance between the level or quality of evidence and case management because of a lack of financial resources, and the group has shown why financial assistance is needed.
Resource Management Act Education and Advisory Services Fund Funds are allocated to service providers that have relevant qualifications, skills and experience in providing comprehensive Resource Management Act advisory services, have skills and experience in producing educational resources for adults, can be easily identified by the community as a key provider of this service, can provide informed, up-to-date and consistent advice and support to all on the Resource Management Act in a fair and equitable way, are independent (and have no conflicts of interest, or can manage them), provide value for money, and can provide advice through a variety of media.
Sustainable Management Fund Applications should show outcomes, project deliverables, define community actions and partnerships, and the wider benefits.

Environmental assistance to the Pacific Islands (M29)

Scope of Appropriation

Environmental clean-up of Pacific Island sites.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Environmental assistance to the Pacific Islands (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 48 48 51
Revenue from Crown - - -
Revenue from Other 48 48 51

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in appropriation is due to an expense transfer of $51,000 to 2010/11. The completion date for this project has been extended to 31 January 2011.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Environmental assistance to the Pacific Islands (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Volume of scrap metal removed from the Cook Islands. 520 tonnes 100 tonnes 920 tonnes

Environmental Policy Advice (M29)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to advice on environmental policies, issues and the implementation of government decisions to achieve a healthy environment, which sustains nature and people; and Ministerial servicing.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Environmental Policy Advice (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 38,442 36,442 39,610
Revenue from Crown 37,866 35,866 39,230
Revenue from Other 576 576 380

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in appropriation is primarily due to an expense transfer of $3 million from 2009/10 to manage and deliver the new and increased activities in areas of resource management reform and New Start for Freshwater. However, this increase is largely offset by a transfer of $2.667 million to Non-Departmental Output Expense: Lake Taupo Protection Project to align with the other similar projects being funded from Non-Departmental Other Expenses.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Environmental Policy Advice (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Develop and implement (in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry) the government's 'New Start for Fresh Water' policy programme.      
Percentage of priority deliverables agreed by Cabinet for the 2010/11 year delivered in accordance with the Ministry's quality policy advice standards. N/A N/A 100%
Co-ordinate and advise on the 10 work streams that comprise Phase Two of the resource management reforms and on wider work on the future of resource management frameworks.      
Advice provided to Cabinet in accordance with Cabinet guidelines. N/A N/A By 30 August 2010
Advise on and support the establishment of an expanded Environmental Protection Authority as part of Phase Two of the resource management reforms.      
Environmental Protection Authority legislation is prepared for introduction to the House of Representatives and is supported through all stages of the House in accordance with Cabinet directions. N/A N/A Legislation is passed by 28 February 2011
Implement decisions for improving the assessment of New Zealand's environmental performance through the proposed Environmental Reporting Act.      
Advice provided in accordance with the Ministry's quality policy advice standards. N/A N/A Achieved
All policy outputs      
Percentage of advice that recommends actions for the Minister or Cabinet N/A N/A 100%
Percentage of advice that is certified by managers, as part of the sign-out process, as meeting the quality standards (below) N/A N/A 100%
Percentage of Regulatory Impact Statements that go through independent quality assurance processes N/A 100% 100%
Percentage of all Regulatory Impact Statements that fully meet quality assurance criteria N/A 80% At least 80%
Ministerial servicing      
Percentage of parliamentary questions completed within required timeframes and quality standards. 100% 100% 100%
Percentage of ministerial correspondence completed within agreed timeframes. 95% 96% 95%

The policy advice and analysis:

  • identifies the problem, relevant options, costs and benefits, and risks
  • is rigorous, logical, factually accurate and provides supporting evidence
  • demonstrates that it is based on appropriate consultation and engagement across government and with affected parties
  • is practical, action-oriented and considers implementation
  • demonstrates an understanding of the needs of the target audience
  • is clear, concise, professional and presented in plain language
  • is provided within agreed timeframes and budgets.

Note - All aspects of the standards may not apply to specific pieces of policy advice, given considerations of urgency or the particular nature of the advice to be provided. For instance, some of our work is second-opinion advice on other departments' proposals often undertaken under tight time pressures.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Environmental Policy Advice (M29) - Environment
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Reform of the RMA and the creation of an Environmental Protection Authority. 2009/10 3,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Fresh Water Quality and Allocation. 2009/10 900 400 400 400 400
Funding to support the Waikato River Treaty Settlement. 2008/09 1,300 1,100 1,100 1,100 1,100
Plan Changes for Aquaculture. 2008/09 700 600 400 400 400
Options for Foreshore and Seabed Negotiations Capacity. 2007/08 150 150 150 150 150
Public Space Recycling. 2007/08 1,000 - - - -
Households Sustainable Living Programme. 2007/08 2,000 - - - -
Sustainable Procurement and Business Partnerships for Sustainable Procurement. 2007/08 1,364 414 414 414 414

Processing of Resource Management Call-ins and applications made to the Environmental Protection Authority (M29)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to dealing with and determining ministerial call-ins and applications made to the Environmental Protection Authority under Part 6AA of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Processing of Resource Management Callins and applications made to the Environmental Protection Authority (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 16,800
Revenue from Crown - - -
Revenue from Other - - 16,800

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation was approved during the year and has resulted from combining two appropriations ie, Resource Management Act Call-ins and Applications to the Environmental Protection Authority. The appropriation for 2010/11 reflects the cost of handling continuing call-ins for Hauauru ma Raki, Turitea Wind Farms and new call-ins Tauhara Geothermal project and Waterview and the anticipated applications to the Environmental Protection Authority.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Processing of Resource Management Callins and applications made to the Environmental Protection Authority (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Resource Management Call-ins      
Percentage of applications processed in accordance with statutory timeframes. N/A N/A 100%
Number of decisions overturned on judicial review. N/A N/A 0
Applications to the Environmental Protection Authority      
Percentage of applications to the Environmental Protection Authority assessed for national significance and a recommendation made to the Minister within 20 working days. N/A N/A 100%
Percentage of applications to the Environmental Protection Authority processed within nine months. N/A N/A 100%
Number of decisions overturned on judicial review. N/A N/A 0

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Processing of Resource Management Callins and applications made to the Environmental Protection Authority (M29) - Environment
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Processing of Resource Management Call-ins and applications made to the Environmental Protection Authority. 2010/11 - 16,800 16,600 16,600 16,600

Waste Minimisation (M29)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the administration of the Waste Minimisation Act 2008.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Waste Minimisation (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,260 2,260 1,714
Revenue from Crown 2,260 2,260 1,714
Revenue from Other - - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in appropriation reflects the forecast of a lower administration fee in 2010/11 as the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 continues to be implemented.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Waste Minimisation (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Percentage of disposal facility operators that provide their waste deposit information and payments in accordance with statutory timeframes. N/A 97% 100%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Waste Minimisation (M29) - Environment
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Funding transfer from Contestable Waste Minimisation Fund. 2010/11 - 849 849 849 849
Implementing the Waste Minimisation Act 2008. 2009/10 2,260 865 865 865 865

Part 2.2 - Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 2.2 NonDepartmental Output Expenses - Environment
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
End outcome: Risks to people, the economy and the environment from pollution, contamination and other environmental hazards are minimised.
Impact: New Zealand's highest priority contaminated sites are being progressed towards remediation or are remediated.
Contaminated Sites Remediation Fund (M29)
End outcome: Risks to people, the economy and the environment from pollution, contamination and other environmental hazards are minimised.
Impact: Environmental hazards posed by the importation, manufacture, management (eg, transport, storage and handling) and disposal of hazardous substances and new organisms are sufficiently and efficiently managed.
Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Assessment and Management (M29)
End outcome: New Zealand's air, water, land and built communities are healthy.
Impact: New Zealanders have credible decision-making processes for freshwater, and land use affecting water, that provide for healthy ecosystems and optimise New Zealand's economic, social and cultural well-being.
Lake Taupo Protection Programme (M29)
End outcome: New Zealand's air, water, land and built communities are healthy.
Impact: Effective and efficient management of natural and physical resources through improved environmental governance and streamlined resource management processes.
Promotion of Sustainable Land Management (M29)
End outcome: New Zealand's natural resources are managed effectively and New Zealanders use resources sustainably.
Impact: Effective and efficient management of natural and physical resources through improved environmental governance and streamlined resource management processes.
Sustainable Management Fund (M29)

Contaminated Sites Remediation Fund (M29)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the investigation, management and remediation of contaminated sites.

Expenses

Expenses - Contaminated Sites Remediation Fund (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,775 1,775 7,078

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in appropriation reflects the timing of the costs associated with the work relating to the clean-up of the Tui Mine at Te Aroha.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Contaminated Sites Remediation Fund (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of new agreements with Local Government Entities and/or landowners progressing priority Contaminated Site clean-ups N/A 8 1

Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Assessment and Management (M29)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the implementation and operation of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996.

Expenses

Expenses - Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Assessment and Management (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 10,170 10,170 10,170

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Assessment and Management (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
ERMA New Zealand processes all applications to import or use hazardous substances or new organisms according to statutory processes and within statutory timeframes (as prescribed by sections 52 and 59 of the HSNO Act). 100% 100% 100%
ERMA New Zealand provides compliance reports to the Minister within timeframes specified in the monitoring agreement agreed with the Ministry for the Environment. 100% 100% 100%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Assessment and Management (M29) - Environment
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Improving Capacity and Capability in the HSNO Act Hazardous Substances Regime. 2008/09 1,158 1,158 1,158 1,158 1,158

Lake Taupo Protection Programme (M29)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the reduction of nitrogen levels entering Lake Taupo.

Expenses

Expenses - Lake Taupo Protection Programme (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 2,667

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation was established during the year and reflects an expense transfer from Departmental Output Expense: Environmental Policy Advice to align with other similar projects being funded from Non-Departmental Other Expenses.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Lake Taupo Protection Programme (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
The Lake Taupo Protection Programme is undertaken in accordance with the Lake Taupo Protection Trust annual Statement of Intent approved by the Lake Taupo Protection Project Joint Committee.   Achieved Achieved

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Lake Taupo Protection Programme (M29) - Environment
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Funding for the Lake Taupo Protection Programme. 2006/07 - 2,667 2,667 2,667 2,667

Promotion of Sustainable Land Management (M29)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the promotion and coordination of sustainable land management practice through a national network of coordinators.

Expenses

Expenses - Promotion of Sustainable Land Management (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 400 400 400

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Promotion of Sustainable Land Management (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Landcare Trust undertakes work on sustainable land management and training in line with its contractual obligations. Achieved Achieved Achieved

Sustainable Management Fund (M29)

Scope of Appropriation

Projects that support and strengthen proactive partnerships between the community, industry, iwi and local government and a wide range of practical environmental initiatives and involve the community in practically focused "action for the environment".

Expenses

Expenses - Sustainable Management Fund (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,311 4,311 3,844

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in appropriation is line with Government decisions.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Sustainable Management Fund (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of community groups, iwi, businesses and local government that are supported in taking practical actions that produce long-term environmental benefits. 53 53 35

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Sustainable Management Fund (M29) - Environment
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Transfer of funds from Te Puni Kokiri 2009/10 400 - - - -

Summary of Service Providers for Non-Departmental Outputs

Summary of Service Providers - Summary of Service Providers for NonDepartmental Outputs - Environment
Provider 2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Estimated Actual
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
Reporting
Mechanism
Expiry of
Funding
Commitment
Crown Entities          
ERMA          
Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Assessment and Management. 10,170 10,170 10,170 ERMA's Annual Report -
Non-Government Organisations (types)          
Non-government organisations and local government that receive funding to assist in the clean up of contaminated land within New Zealand. 5,775 1,775 7,078 Section 32A Report -
Community, industry, iwi and/or local government that receive funding for projects which result in practical action that produces long-term environmental benefit. 4,311 4,311 3,844 Section 32A Report -
Lake Taupo Protection Project Joint Committee through the Lake Taupo Protection Trust - - 2,667 Section 32A Report -

The above table summarises funding to be allocated through Vote Environment to non-departmental providers, along with an indication of the mechanism to be used for reporting actual performance and (where determined) the length of the funding commitment.

Part 5 - Details and Expected Results for Other Expenses

Part 5.2 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 5.2 NonDepartmental Other Expenses - Environment
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
End outcome: New Zealand's natural resources are managed effectively and New Zealanders use natural resources sustainably.
Impact: Waste is minimised and disposal decreased to protect the environment from harm and provide environmental, social, economic and cultural benefits.
Contestable Waste Minimisation Fund (M29)
End outcome: New Zealand is able to capitalise on its natural environmental advantages.
Impact: Growth in New Zealand's capability to exploit international economic and environmental opportunities for agencies, institutions and firms.
International Subscriptions (M29)
End outcome: New Zealand's natural resources are managed effectively and New Zealanders use natural resources sustainably.
Impact: Effective and efficient management of natural and physical resources through improved environmental governance and streamlined resource management processes.
Legal and Environment Centre Grants (M29)
End outcome: New Zealand's air, water, land and built communities are healthy.
Impact: New Zealanders have credible decision-making processes for freshwater, and land use affecting water, that provide for healthy ecosystems and optimise New Zealand's economic, social and cultural well-being.
Rotorua Lakes Restoration Programme (M29)
End outcome: New Zealand is able to capitalise on its natural environmental advantages.
Impact: Growth in New Zealand's capability to exploit international economic and environmental opportunities for agencies, institutions and firms.
United Nations Environment Programme (M29)
End outcome: New Zealand's air, water, land and built communities are healthy.
Impact: Treaty settlements align well with broader natural resources policy.
Waikato River Clean-up Fund (M29)
End outcome: New Zealand's air, water, land and built communities are healthy.
Impact: Treaty settlements align well with broader natural resources policy.
Waikato River co-governance (M29)
End outcome: New Zealand's air, water, land and built communities are healthy.
Impact: Treaty settlements align well with broader natural resources policy.
Waikato River Co-Management (M29)
End outcome: Risks to people, the economy and the environment from pollution, contamination and other environmental hazards are minimised.
Impact: Effective and efficient management of natural and physical resources through improved environmental governance and streamlined resource management processes.
Warm Homes Grants and Assistance (M29)
End outcome: New Zealand's natural resources are managed effectively and New Zealanders use resources sustainably.
Impact: Waste is minimised and disposal decreased to protect the environment from harm and provide environmental, social, economic and cultural benefits.
Waste Disposal Levy Disbursements to Territorial Local Authorities (M29)

Contestable Waste Minimisation Fund (M29)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the funding of grants for waste minimisation initiatives.

Expenses

Expenses - Contestable Waste Minimisation Fund (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 12,740 12,740 13,286

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in appropriation in 2010/11 has been based on the forecasts of the level of Waste Disposal Levy expected to be collected each year.

Expected Results

Expected Results - Contestable Waste Minimisation Fund (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Percentage of successfully funded projects that have approved project plans, signed funding deeds, and are delivering on their project milestones by December 2010. N/A N/A 100%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Contestable Waste Minimisation Fund (M29) - Environment
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Funding transferred to Waste Minimisation Fund. 2010/11 - (849) (849) (849) (849)
Implementing the Waste Minimisation Act 2008. 2009/10 12,740 14,135 14,135 14,135 14,135

International Subscriptions (M29)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to subscriptions to International Environmental Agreements.

Expenses

Expenses - International Subscriptions (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 117 117 117

Expected Results

Expected Results - International Subscriptions (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Percentage of New Zealand's financial and participatory requirements for subscriptions to International Environmental Agreements that are met. 100% 100% 100%

Legal and Environment Centre Grants (M29)

Scope of Appropriation

Funding and grant schemes to help remove some of the barriers to public participation in resource management processes, particularly in the legal environment, and to support the work of environment centres in raising awareness of environmental issues and actions.

Expenses

Expenses - Legal and Environment Centre Grants (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,378 1,378 1,378

Expected Results

Expected Results - Legal and Environment Centre Grants (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Funding is distributed, according to set criteria, to groups to help remove some of the barriers to public participation in resource management processes, particularly in the legal environment. Achieved Achieved Achieved

Rotorua Lakes Restoration Programme (M29)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to funding to Environment Bay of Plenty and the Rotorua District Council to maintain and improve the water quality of the Rotorua Lakes.

Expenses

Expenses - Rotorua Lakes Restoration Programme (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 6,675 6,675 10,350

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in appropriation is due to re-phasing of the contribution timing within the Rotorua Lakes Funding Deed as agreed with Environment Bay of Plenty.

Expected Results

Expected Results - Rotorua Lakes Restoration Programme (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Funding is distributed to Environment Bay of Plenty and Rotorua District Council to maintain and improve the water quality of Rotorua lakes in accordance with the approved annual work programme. Achieved Achieved Achieved

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Rotorua Lakes Restoration Programme (M29) - Environment
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Rotorua Lakes Protection and Restoration Action Programme. 2008/09 7,200 10,350 13,200 11,200 4,900

United Nations Environment Programme (M29)

Scope of Appropriation

New Zealand's membership of the United Nations Environment Programme.

Expenses

Expenses - United Nations Environment Programme (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 393 393 393

Expected Results

Expected Results - United Nations Environment Programme (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
New Zealand's financial and participatory requirements for membership of the United Nations Environment Programme are met. Achieved Achieved Achieved

Waikato River Clean-up Fund (M29)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to funding for the Waikato River Clean-up Fund for the restoration and protection of the health and wellbeing of the Waikato River for future generations.

Expenses

Expenses - Waikato River Cleanup Fund (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 14,000 - 7,000

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in appropriation is in line with the scheduled funding under the Deed of Settlement with Waikato-Tainui. The initial clean-up funds payments to Waikato River Authority were payable in 2009/10. However, due to delays in the date of the enactment of the Waikato Raupatu Claims (Waikato River) Settlement bill it is possible that these payments will now be made in 2010/11.

Expected Results

Expected Results - Waikato River Cleanup Fund (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
The Crown's obligation under the Deed of Settlement with Waikato-Tainui to periodically settle sums on the Trustees of the Waikato River Clean-Up Trust has been met. Agreed sum paid on the due date Not achieved Agreed sum paid on the due date

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Waikato River Cleanup Fund (M29) - Environment
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Waikato-Tainui Financial Recommendations. 2008/09 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000

Waikato River co-governance (M29)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the governance and operational costs of Waikato River co-governance.

Expenses

Expenses - Waikato River cogovernance (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 1,250

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation was established during the year.

Expected Results

Expected Results - Waikato River cogovernance (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
The Crown's obligation in respect of ensuring the Waikato River Authority is supported with appropriate secretariat resources has been met. N/A N/A Agreed sum paid upon receipt of invoice from an acceptable contract

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Waikato River cogovernance (M29) - Environment
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Funding for the governance and operational costs of Waikato River Authority. 2010/11 - 1,250 910 910 910

Waikato River Co-Management (M29)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to enabling the Waikato River Iwi to engage in the new co-management arrangements in relation to the Waikato River.

Expenses

Expenses - Waikato River CoManagement (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 35,500 7,500 5,000

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in appropriation is due to initial co-management payments to Waikato-Tainui, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Raukawa, Te Arawa and Maniapoto iwi under the Waikato-Tainui Treaty settlement being payable in 2009/10. However, due to delays in the date of the enactment of the Waikato Raupatu Claims (Waikato River) Settlement bill it is possible that these payments will now be made in 2010/11.The funding in 2010/11 and outyears is to support the on-going co-management arrangements in relation to the Waikato River.

Expected Results

Expected Results - Waikato River CoManagement (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
The Crown's obligation under the Deed of Settlement with Waikato-Tainui to settle sums on the trustees of the five Waikato River iwi (Waikato-Tainui, Maniapoto, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Affiliate Te Arawa iwi/hapu, Raukawa), has been met. Agreed sum paid on the due date Agreed sum paid on the due date Agreed sum paid on the due date

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Waikato River CoManagement (M29) - Environment
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Waikato-Tainui Financial Recommendations. 2008/09 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Funding for Waikato River Co-Management Implementation. 2008/09 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Deed for Co-Management of the Upper Waikato River - Waikato River Update: Negotiations and Finance Package. 2008/09 13,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000

Warm Homes Grants and Assistance (M29)

Scope of Appropriation

Crown's contribution to assist with installation of clean and energy efficient heating with a particular focus on the homes of low income earners.

Expenses

Expenses - Warm Homes Grants and Assistance (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,100 1,100 1,100

Expected Results

Expected Results - Warm Homes Grants and Assistance (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
EECA will deliver Clean Heat grants to homeowners on low incomes in areas of poor air quality so that they can upgrade to cleaner, more energy-efficient, heating devices. 650 homes 650 homes 650 homes

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Warm Homes Grants and Assistance (M29) - Environment
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
EnergyWise Package: Warm Homes Programme. 2007/08 1,100 1,100 1,100 1,100 1,100

Waste Disposal Levy Disbursements to Territorial Local Authorities (M29)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to payments to Territorial Local Authorities of their proportion of the Waste Disposal Levy as prescribed under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008.

Expenses

Expenses - Waste Disposal Levy Disbursements to Territorial Local Authorities (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 15,000 15,000 15,000

Expected Results

Expected Results - Waste Disposal Levy Disbursements to Territorial Local Authorities (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Percentage of Territorial Authorities that are paid the accurate share of the levy revenue by the 20th of the relevant month. N/A 100% 100%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Waste Disposal Levy Disbursements to Territorial Local Authorities (M29) - Environment
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Implementing the Waste Minimisation Act 2008. 2009/10 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000

Reporting Mechanisms

Reporting Mechanisms - Reporting Mechanisms - Environment
Appropriation Reporting Mechanism
Contestable Waste Minimisation Fund Section 32A Report
International Subscriptions Not reported
Legal and Environment Centre Grants Not reported
Rotorua Lakes Restoration Programme Section 32A Report
United Nations Environment Programme Not reported
Waikato River Clean-up Fund Section 32A Report
Waikato River co-governance Section 32A Report
Waikato River Co-Management Section 32A Report
Warm Homes Grants and Assistance Section 32A Report
Waste Disposal Levy Disbursements to Territorial Local Authorities Section 32A Report

The above table indicates the mechanisms to be used for reporting actual performance for each non-departmental other expenses appropriation.

Part 6 - Details and Expected Results for Capital Expenditure

Part 6.1 - Departmental Capital Expenditure

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 6.1 Departmental Capital Expenditure - Environment
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Objective: To ensure the Ministry has the capability with which to deliver its services. Ministry for the Environment - Capital Expenditure PLA (M29)

Ministry for the Environment - Capital Expenditure PLA (M29)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry for the Environment, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Ministry for the Environment Capital Expenditure PLA (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 242 242 375
Intangibles 1,283 1,283 210
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

1,525 1,525 585
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 242 242 375
Intangibles 1,283 1,283 210
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

1,525 1,525 585

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in appropriation is primarily due to the completion of a significant portion of the development of the New Zealand Carbon Accounting System and the completion of Waste Levy and Waste Minimisation Fund Systems.

Expected Results

Expected Results - Ministry for the Environment Capital Expenditure PLA (M29) - Environment
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Purchase assets within budget to support the Ministry to achieve its outcomes. Achieved Achieved Achieved

Performance Information for Appropriations Vote Local Government

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Local Government (M49)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Department of Internal Affairs

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS: Minister of Internal Affairs

Part 1 - Summary of the Vote

Part 1.1 - Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Local Government is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2010/11 financial year covering the following:

Departmental Appropriations

  • a total of $183,000 (2% of total departmental appropriations in this Vote) on implementation of the government's decisions on the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance
  • a total of $3.513 million (34% of total departmental appropriations in this Vote) for advisory, information, regulatory and support services including administration of statutes, providing information and advice about local government, supporting the Local Government Commission, local government services to offshore islands, providing Lake Taupo Harbourmaster functions, and administering the Rates Rebate Scheme
  • a total of $6.641 million (64% of total departmental appropriations in this Vote) on providing policy advice on, and information relating to, local government issues, including ministerial correspondence and questions.

Non-Departmental Appropriations

  • a total of $57 million for assisting low-income residential ratepayers with rates rebates
  • a total of $2.197 million contribution for the cost of Chatham Islands Council for meeting its statutory responsibilities
  • a total of $147,000 for depreciation on Lake Taupo's Crown-owned assets
  • a total of $1.500 million grant for the use of Lake Taupo, based upon a 2007 agreement between the Crown and the Tuwharetoa iwi
  • a total of $40.793 million loan to the Auckland Transition Agency
  • a total of $34,000 for upgrading boating facilities at Lake Taupo
  • a total of $5 million capital funding for a Local Government Debt Vehicle.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 below.

Part 1.2 - High-Level Objectives of the Vote

Contribution of Appropriations to Government Priorities and Outcomes

Contribution of Appropriations to Government Priorities and Outcomes - Part 1.2 HighLevel Objectives of the Vote - Local Government
Appropriations Government Priorities Government Outcomes
Capital Investments- Lake Taupo
Chatham Islands Council
Depreciation
Implementation of Auckland Governance Reforms
Loan to the Auckland Transition Agency
Local Government Debt Vehicle
Rates Rebate Scheme
Services for Local Government MCOA
Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board
Economic growth
Better public services
Better regulation
Investment in infrastructure
Strong, Sustainable Communities/hapu/iwi

Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

Summary of Financial Activity - Local Government
  2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
  Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
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 9,739 11,987 11,528 13,053 12,108 11,919 10,337 - 10,337 10,128 10,122 10,122
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses 674 43,517 44,786 52,597 55,000 47,600 N/A 57,000 57,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 3,732 2,040 15,687 3,456 5,114 3,260 - 3,844 3,844 3,880 3,880 3,880
Capital Expenditure 528 41 17 169 30,507 30,507 - 45,827 45,827 34 34 34
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

14,673 57,585 72,018 69,275 102,729 93,286 10,337 106,671 117,008 74,042 74,036 74,036

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue - 1,277 - - - - N/A 125 125 250 250 250
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A - - 36,900 - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

- 1,277 - - - - N/A 125 125 37,150 250 250

New Policy Initiatives

Budget Policy Intiatives - Local Government
Policy Initiative Appropriation 2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Reduction of funding to meet level of demand Rates Rebate Scheme - (13,000) (15,000) (15,000) (15,000)
Funding for the Productivity Commission Services for Local Government MCOA - (33) (65) (71) (71)
Provision of capital funding to establish a single debt vehicle for local government borrowing (see Note 1) Local Government Debt Vehicle - 5,000 - - -
Loan Facility for the Auckland Transition Agency Loan to the Auckland Transition Agency 23,073 11,293 - - -
Additional capital funding for Auckland Transition Agency (see Note 2) Loan to the Auckland Transition Agency 7,400 29,500 - - -
Capability Building Services for Local Government MCOA 300 - - - -

Note 1 - The Crown will receive interest of 5% per annum for this loan.

Note 2 - The Auckland Transition Agency is due to repay this funding to the Crown during the 2011/12 financial year.

Analysis of Significant Trends

Total Vote: All Appropriation

Significant changes in departmental and non-departmental appropriations are discussed briefly below.

Vote trends in actual expenses and capital expenditure by appropriation type
 2006 2007  Actual 43 million, 2007 2008  Actual 44 million, 2008 2009  Actual 52 million, 2009 2010  Est. Actual 47 million, 2010 2011  Budget 57 million, 2011 2012  Estimated 60 million, 2012 2013  Estimated 60 million, 2013 2014  Estimated 60 million.
Source: Department of Internal Affairs

The movements in departmental and non-departmental appropriations in Vote Local Government are detailed in the Summary of Financial Activity table.

Departmental Output Expenses

The baseline increased in 2006/07 due to expense transfers from 2005/06 to 2006/07 for the Upgrade of Information and Technology Infrastructure, hosting the 2007 Conference of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum, the National Dog Database, the Local Government Commission for the review of the Local Electoral Act 2001 and the Local Government Act 2002, the Auckland Infrastructure review and for an advisory panel to assist the Waitomo District Council.

The increase in 2008/09 is largely due to expense transfers from 2007/08 to 2008/09 for the Upgrade of Information and Technology Infrastructure and Sustainable Accommodation. For 2008/09 and outyears, additional funding was received for the professional development of elected members of councils and co-management of the upper Waikato river.

The decrease in funding from 2009/10 to 2010/11 is mainly due to an expense transfer from 2008/09 to 2009/10 for the implementation of the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance recommendations and one-off funding in 2009/10 only for capability building.

Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses

The baseline increased from 2006/07 onwards to allow for revised income thresholds for entitlements under the Rates Rebate Scheme. Additional funding was provided from 2008/09 for consumer price index adjustments to rate rebates claims.

The estimated actual for 2009/10 reflects the expected level of demand in 2009/10.

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Funding was provided in 2005/06 for the purchase of land from Chelsea Estate Limited and part of Waitangarua Farm, and in 2007/08 for settlement costs relating to Lake Taupo property rights. Expenditure is relatively stable from 2008/09.

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

In 2009/10 and 2010/11 a loan was provided to the Auckland Transition Agency to enable implementation of the Auckland Governance Reforms. In 2010/11, expenditure will increase due to the establishment of a Local Government debt vehicle to enable local councils to raise funds on capital markets more efficiently than at present.

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses

Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 2.1 Departmental Output Expenses - Local Government
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
People engage with and participate in their communities
Communities are supported by fair and responsive local government and other organisations
Services for Local Government MCOA -
  • Information, Support and Regulatory Services - Local Government
  • Policy Advice - Local Government

For further information on the intended impacts, outcomes and objectives of the departmental output expense appropriations, please see the Statement of Intent for the Department of Internal Affairs.

Implementation of Auckland Governance Reforms (M49)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the implementation of the government's decisions on the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Implementation of Auckland Governance Reforms (M49) - Local Government
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 566 566 183
Revenue from Crown - - -
Revenue from Other 566 566 183

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation is mainly due to a reduction in the provision of support services to the Auckland Transition Agency in 2010/11.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Implementation of Auckland Governance Reforms (M49) - Local Government
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Monitor progress of the Auckland Transition Agency and prepare monitoring reports on time to Responsible Ministers. New measure New measure All reports are prepared on time. Ministers are satisfied with the quality of reports.
Monitoring to ensure Auckland Transition Agency is dissolved 31 October 2010 and arrangement for transferring assets and liabilities are affected in accordance with legislation. New measure New measure Achieved in accordance with legislation
A project close out report will be prepared in respect of the monitoring associated with the Auckland Transition Agency by 31 December 2010. New measure New measure Achieved on time
An Auckland Governance Reforms impact evaluation framework is established. New measure New measure Achieved by 31 December 2010

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Implementation of Auckland Governance Reforms (M49) - Local Government
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Implementation of Royal Commission on Auckland Governance Recommendations 2008/09 9,144 - - - -

Services for Local Government MCOA (M49)

Scope of Appropriation

Information, Support and Regulatory Services - Local Government
Providing advisory and support services to the Local Government Commission in respect of its statutory functions, providing information to and about local government, administering the Local Government Act 2002 and other statutes, providing operational advice and support to the Minister of Local Government, administering the Local Electoral Act 2001, administering the Rates Rebate Scheme, providing regulatory and boating services for Lake Taupo, including providing the Harbourmaster and managing the Lake Taupo Landing Reserve, governance and management of the National Dog Control Information Database.
Policy Advice - Local Government
Provision of policy advice on, and information relating to, local government issues, including ministerial correspondence and questions.

Explanation for Use of Multi-Class Output Expense Appropriation

Both outputs contribute to the effective governance and support for New Zealand's Local Government sector.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Services for Local Government MCOA (M49) - Local Government
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

11,542 11,353 10,154
Information, Support and Regulatory Services - Local Government 4,115 4,176 3,513
Policy Advice - Local Government 7,427 7,177 6,641

Revenue from Crown

10,637 10,637 9,247
Information, Support and Regulatory Services - Local Government 3,277 3,277 2,676
Policy Advice - Local Government 7,360 7,360 6,571

Revenue from Other

884 856 886
Information, Support and Regulatory Services - Local Government 818 790 817
Policy Advice - Local Government 66 66 69

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation is largely due to one-off funding received in 2009/10 for monitoring of the Auckland Transition Agency and an expense transfer from 2008/09 to 2009/10 for the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Services for Local Government MCOA (M49) - Local Government
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Information, Support and Regulatory Services - Local Government

     

Local Government Commission Advice and Support

     
Local Government Commission's satisfaction with the quality of advice and support services provided rated at 3 or above on a scale of 1 to 5 is no less than: 3 or above 3 or above 3 or above
Percentage of Local Government Commission decisions dispatched to parties within 10 working days of decision, or to such other timetable as instructed by the Commission is: 100% 100% 100%

Local Government Services

     
Percentage of requests for information from the public about the Rates Rebate Scheme responded to within 15 working days is no less than: 99% 100% 100%
Percentage of eligible claims for rates rebates processed within 20 working days is no less than: 98% 100% 100%
Percentage of system availability for the National Dog Database is no less than: 99% 99% 99%

Activity Information (see Note 2)

     
Number of responses to requests for information from the public about the Rates Rebate Scheme. 300 - 600 300 - 600 300 - 600
Number of rates rebate claims received for processing. 100,000 - 140,000 100,000 - 140,000 100,000 - 140,000

Regulatory and Boating Services for Lake Taupo

     
Percentage of boating facilities and navigational safety equipment to be inspected in accordance with an annual programme to ensure compliance with health and safety standards and Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) regulations respectively will be no less than. New measure New measure 100%
Compliance with an asset management plan for Lake Taupo will be monitored at least every six months. New measure New measure Achieved
Percentage of respondents to a survey of key stakeholders who rate their satisfaction with the quality of Lake Taupo regulatory services at 3 or above on a scale of 1-5 is no less than: 85% 85% 85%
The Lake Taupo Navigational Safety By-law including provision for Infringement Fees will be approved and publicly promulgated by the Lake Taupo Harbourmaster by 1 December 2010: New measure New measure Achieved

Activity Information (see Note 2)

     
Number of downloaded resources from the localcouncils.govt.nz website: New measure New measure 4,000 - 6,000

Policy Advice - Local Government

     

Local Government Policy Advice

     
Percentage of policy advice that is delivered in accordance with agreed policy quality criteria (refer Conditions on Use of Appropriation) 100% 100% 100%
The Minister's rating of his/her level of satisfaction with the quality of policy advice. Satisfied or better
(see Note 1)
Satisfied or better
(see Note 1)
Satisfied or better
(see Note 1)

Ministerial Correspondence and Questions

     
Percentage of first versions of replies to ministerial correspondence, Official Information Act 1982 requests, Ombudsman's inquiries, and parliamentary questions accepted by the Minister is no less than: 95% 95% 95%
Percentage of draft responses to ministerial correspondence returned to the Minister's office for signature within 15 working days of receipt from the Minister's office or such other deadlines as may be specifically agreed is no less than: 95% 95% 95%
Percentage of draft responses to Official Information Act 1982 requests and Ombudsman's inquiries returned to the Minister's office for signature five days prior to the statutory deadline for reply is no less than: 100% 100% 100%
Percentage of draft replies to parliamentary questions completed within the time frames specified by the Minister is no less than: 100% 100% 100%

Activity Information (see Note 2)

     
Number of replies to ministerial correspondence, Official Information Act 1982 requests and Ombudsman's inquiries and answers to parliamentary questions. 3,000-3,500 3,000-3,500 2,200 - 2,700

Note 1 - Ratings used in all Ministerial Satisfaction Surveys are: Very Good, Good, Satisfied, Poor, Very Poor.

Note 2 - Activity information relates to output volume measures that are demand driven and therefore outside the Department's control.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Conditions on Use of Appropriation - Services for Local Government MCOA (M49) - Local Government
Reference Conditions
Purpose Policy papers should be short (where practicable), succinct and clearly focused on decisions required from Ministers.
Consistency The advice takes account of other Government policies and decisions.
Logic The assumptions behind the advice are explicit and argument is logical and supported by the facts.
Accuracy The facts in the papers are legally and statistically accurate and all material facts and sources are included. Where appropriate, the advice includes sound legal opinion.
Options An appropriate range of options is presented; each option is assessed in terms of the benefits and costs for the Government, the economy, the community sector and all other relevant parties. The information provided has sufficient range and depth.
Consultation There is evidence of adequate consultation with other government agencies and other affected parties and possible objections to proposals are identified.
Practicality The problems of implementation, technical feasibility, timing and consistency with other policies have been considered. Where appropriate, the advice considers the impact on the lives of New Zealanders.
Presentation The length and format of Cabinet papers meet Ministerial and Cabinet Office requirements. All papers and briefings are in accordance with the Department's Policy Quality Assurance guidelines. All presentations to Ministers are in accordance with Ministerial preference for style and format. All key facts and recommendations are on the first page. All material is effectively, concisely and clearly presented, has short sentences in plain English, and is free of grammatical or numerical errors.
Impartiality The Department of Internal Affairs strives to provide professional, impartial and comprehensive advice to Ministers and to alert Ministers to the possible consequences of following particular policies, whether or not such advice accords with the Ministers' views.

Memorandum Account

Memorandum Account - Services for Local Government MCOA (M49) - Local Government
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Use of facilities and access to Lake Taupo by boat users

     
Opening Balance at 1 July 2 2 84
Revenue 345 317 345
Expenses 238 235 335
Transfers and Adjustments - - -
Closing Balance at 30 June 109 84 94

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Services for Local Government MCOA (M49) - Local Government
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Funding for the Productivity Commission 2010/11 - (33) (65) (71) (71)
Capability Building 2009/10 300 - - - -
Savings for the National Dogs Database 2009/10 (198) (198) (198) (198) (198)
Savings for Dog Safety Education 2009/10 (250) (250) (250) (250) (250)
Savings for Rates Rebate Promotion 2009/10 (100) (100) (100) (100) (100)
Savings for local and central government interface and facilitation 2009/10 (40) (40) (40) (40) (40)

Previous Government

           
Optimising Central Government Investment in Local Government 2008/09 800 230 230 230 230
Departmental Personnel Capability 2005/06 594 594 594 594 594
Facilitation of Central/Local Government Engagement in Community Outcome Process 2005/06 590 590 590 590 590
Funding to implement a National Dog Database 2005/06 822 822 822 822 822
Increase in fees for use of Lake Taupo Facilities 2005/06 41 41 41 41 41
National Awards Scheme for Local Government 2005/06 44 44 44 44 44
Updating Thresholds for Entitlements under the Rates Rebate Scheme 2005/06 475 475 475 475 475
Update of Information and Technology Infrastructure 2005/06 1,406 1,406 1,406 1,406 1,406

Part 3 - Details for Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses

Part 3.2 - Non-Departmental Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 3.2 NonDepartmental Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - Local Government
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Communities are supported by fair and responsive local government and other organisations Rates Rebate Scheme

Rates Rebate Scheme (M49)

Scope of Appropriation

Assistance with rates for low-income residential ratepayers.

Expenses

Expenses - Rates Rebate Scheme (M49) - Local Government
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 55,000 47,600 57,000

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Conditions on Use of Appropriation - Rates Rebate Scheme (M49) - Local Government
Reference Conditions
Rates Rebates Act 1973, section 3 Rebates are granted on the basis of a formula taking into account income, the number of dependants and the amount of rates owing.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Rates Rebate Scheme (M49) - Local Government
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Reduction in funding to meet level of demand 2010/11 - (13,000) (15,000) (15,000) (15,000)

Previous Government

           
Optimising central government investment in local government 2008/09 8,210 10,951 13,051 13,051 13,051
Updating Thresholds for Entitlements under the Rates Rebate Scheme 2006/07 49,700 49,700 49,700 49,700 49,700

Part 5 - Details and Expected Results for Other Expenses

Part 5.2 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 5.2 NonDepartmental Other Expenses - Local Government
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Communities are supported by fair and responsive local government and other organisations Chatham Islands Council
Depreciation
Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board

Chatham Islands Council (M49)

Scope of Appropriation

Contribution to the cost of the Chatham Island Council meeting its statutory responsibilities.

Expenses

Expenses - Chatham Islands Council (M49) - Local Government
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,467 1,613 2,197

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation is due to a lower level of funding for the Chatham Islands waste management programme in 2010/11.

Expected Results

Expected Results - Chatham Islands Council (M49) - Local Government
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
The Chatham Islands Council is well supported and financially solvent Achieved Achieved Achieved
The Chatham Islands Council complies with its responsibilities under the Local Government Act 2002 Achieved Achieved Achieved

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Chatham Islands Council (M49) - Local Government
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000

Previous Government

           
Chatham Islands Council Financial Assistance Programme 2008/09 1,613 1,878 1,914 1,914 1,914
Chatham Islands Council Waste Management Assistance 2006/07 1,451 319 319 319 319

Depreciation (M49)

Scope of Appropriation

Depreciation on Lake Taupo's Crown owned assets.

Expenses

Expenses - Depreciation (M49) - Local Government
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 147 147 147

Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board PLA (M49)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to payment to Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board to provide for continued public access to Lake Taupo, based upon a 2007 agreement between the Crown and the Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board.

Expenses

Expenses - Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board PLA (M49) - Local Government
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,500 1,500 1,500

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Conditions on Use of Appropriation - Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board PLA (M49) - Local Government
Reference Conditions
Cabinet decision Deed between the Crown and the Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board requires an annual payment of $1.500 million by the Crown to the Board for continued access by the people of New Zealand to Lake Taupo.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board PLA (M49) - Local Government
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000

Previous Government

           
Settlement costs relating to property rights in Lake Taupo 2007/08 1,331 1,331 1,331 1,331 1,331