Supplementary estimates of appropriations

Vote Communications - Supplementary estimates and supporting information 2008/09

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister for Communications and Information Technology (M14)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Ministry of Economic Development

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Minister for Economic Development

Details of Appropriations#

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations - Communications
2008/09
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation TypeEstimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

Administration of Broadband Investment Mechanisms (M14)

This appropriation is limited to developing mechanisms and administering and monitoring grant funding to deliver increased investment in broadband infrastructure.
-850850

Management and Enforcement of the Radiocommunications Act 1989 (M14)

Management of the radio spectrum, including technical arrangements for the allocation of spectrum, representation of New Zealand's international radio spectrum interests, and management of spectrum sales including costs associated with financial assistance for transition of radio licences when a management right is created or spectrum is allocated to a different use.
9,85319910,052

Policy Advice - Communications (M14)

This appropriation is limited to policy advice and ministerial servicing in relation to information technology, the Government's Digital Strategy, telecommunications (including broadband), postal services, and the allocation and management of the radio spectrum.
5,7945666,360

Total Departmental Output Expenses

15,6471,61517,262

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Accelerating Broadband (M14)

Development and implementation of mechanisms designed to accelerate investment in broadband infrastructure.
65,000(65,000)-

Administrative Support for Telecommunications Relay Equipment and Services (M14)

This appropriation is limited to funding expenditure for administering contracts procuring the supply of telecommunications relay services textphones and other equipment for user access to relay service platforms (including video) and the cost for administering rental of relay user equipment and depreciating this equipment, together with sponsoring New Zealand Sign Language interpreter scholarships and the purchase of ancillary services to support the availability and uptake of relay services.
859(16)843

Enforcement of Telecommunications Sector Regulation (M14)

Purchase of services for dispute resolution over regulated telecommunication services and advice on possible future regulated services and Kiwi Share related issues.
7,790-7,790

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

73,649(65,016)8,633

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Contributions to International Telecommunications Organisations (M14)

The Crown's annual membership of the Asia Pacific Telecommunity and subscription to the International Telecommunications Union.
930-930

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

930-930

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Accelerating Broadband (M14)

Development and implementation of mechanisms designed to accelerate investment in broadband infrastructure.
15,000-15,000

Acquisition of Textphone Equipment (M14)

To purchase textphones after the establishment of a textphone pool for deaf, hearing impaired and speech impaired people.
610-610

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

15,610-15,610

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

105,836(63,401)42,435

Details of Multi-Year Appropriations#

Multi-Year Appropriations - Communications
Type, Title, Scope and Period of AppropriationsAppropriation$000

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Digital Strategy - High Speed Connectivity for Growth (M14) (M14)

A contestable fund for partnerships that have projects that extend high-speed broadband to regional centres and businesses and make broadband available to smaller communities.

Commences: 1 July 2005

Expires: 30 June 2009

Original Appropriation20,267
Adjustments for 2007/08(320)
Adjustments to 2008/09(4,200)
Adjusted Appropriation15,747
Actual to 2007/08 Year End12,959
Estimated Actual for 2008/092,780
Estimated Actual for 2009/10-
Estimated Appropriation Remaining8

Accelerating Broadband (M14)

This appropriation is limited to the delivery of increased investment in broadband infrastructure.

Commences: 1 July 2008

Expires: 30 June 2013

Original Appropriation308,750
Adjustments for 2007/08-
Adjustments to 2008/09-
Adjusted Appropriation308,750
Actual to 2007/08 Year End-
Estimated Actual for 2008/09-
Estimated Actual for 2009/10-
Estimated Appropriation Remaining308,750