Supplementary estimates of appropriations

Vote Conservation - Supplementary Estimates 2012/13

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Conservation (M16), Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations (M74)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Department of Conservation

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION: Minister of Conservation

Details of Appropriations#

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations#

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations - Conservation
  2012/13
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Conservation with the Community (M16)

This appropriation is limited to educational and public awareness services, and facilitation of community involvement and community-led conservation activities.
15,116 6,638 21,754

Crown Contribution to Regional Pest Management Strategies (M16)

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.
3,073 400 3,473

Management of Historic Heritage (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the protection and conservation management of historic heritage.
5,955 88 6,043

Management of Natural Heritage (M16)

This appropriation is limited to maintaining, restoring and protecting ecosystems, habitats and species.
156,339 5,930 162,269

Management of Recreational Opportunities (M16)

This appropriation is limited to recreational facilities and services, and the management of business concessions.
145,731 2,684 148,415

Policy Advice, Statutory Planning, and Services to Ministers and Statutory Bodies MCOA (M16)

9,073 (3,045) 6,028
Policy Advice
This output class is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to conservation.
5,073 (3,045) 2,028
Statutory Planning, Services to Ministers and Statutory Bodies
This output class is limited to statutory planning and the provision of services to Ministers (other than policy decision making responsibilities) and statutory bodies to enable them to discharge their portfolio and responsibilities.
4,000 - 4,000

Total Departmental Output Expenses

335,287 12,695 347,982

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

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

19,765 (8,773) 10,992
Legal Protection Queen Elizabeth II
This output class is limited to identification and implementation of protection of biodiversity on private land.
2,412 - 2,412
Nature Heritage Fund
This output class is limited to the identification and implementation of protection of indigenous ecosystems on private land.
2,532 716 3,248
Nga Whenua Rahui
This output class is limited to the identification and implementation of protection of indigenous ecosystems on Maori land.
5,757 (425) 5,332
South Island Landless Natives Act
This output class is limited to the identification and implementation of protection of indigenous ecosystems in Maori ownership on South Island Landless Natives Act (SILNA) land.
9,064 (9,064) -

Management Services - Natural and Historic Places (M16)

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.
1,972 - 1,972

Moutoa Gardens/Pakaitore (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the ongoing management and maintenance of the Moutoa Gardens Reserve.
23 - 23

NZ Biodiversity Funds (M16)

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.
10,516 (6,868) 3,648

Stewart Island Infrastructure (M16)

This appropriation is limited to assistance to the Southland District Council for additional community infrastructure arising from increased visitor numbers on Stewart Island.
585 (445) 140

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

32,861 (16,086) 16,775

Departmental Other Expenses

     

Recovery from February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake (M16)

This appropriation is limited to writing off, or making good damage to, departmental assets and re-establishing departmental operations in Christchurch following the 22 February 2011 earthquake.
- 368 368

Total Departmental Other Expenses

- 368 368

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Compensation Payments (M16)

This appropriation is limited to making obligatory compensation payments: when esplanade reserves are created, and upon vesting of coastal marine areas in the Crown.
60 - 60

Depreciation - Crown Property, Plant and Equipment (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the depreciation on Crown property, plant and equipment on Crown land administered by the Department of Conservation.
934 - 934

Impairment of Public Conservation Land (M74)

This appropriation is limited to the impairment in value of Public Conservation land to be transferred to iwi as part of Treaty of Waitangi Settlements.
9,561 1,004 10,565

Loss on Disposal of Crown Property, Plant and Equipment (M16)

This appropriation is limited to losses incurred on the disposal of Crown property, plant and equipment.
650 (50) 600

Matauranga Maori Fund (M16)

This appropriation is limited to making grants to support initiatives to protect traditional Maori knowledge relating to NZ's indigenous biodiversity.
939 27 966

Payment of Rates on Properties for Concessionaires (M16)

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.
839 - 839

Provision for Bad and Doubtful Debts (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the write-off of debts relating to Crown Revenue.
100 - 100

Redress Payments for Marine and Coastal Areas (M16)

This appropriation is limited to redress payments to local authorities for marine and coastal areas.
- 80 80

Subscriptions to International Organisations (M16)

This appropriation is limited to meeting annual subscriptions to international conservation organisations.
405 - 405

Vesting of Reserves (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the costs incurred in vesting Crown reserves in third parties, and Crown contributions towards the purchase of reserves by third parties.
650 - 650

Waikaremoana Lakebed Lease (M16)

This appropriation is limited to payments made under the Lake Waikaremoana Act 1971 for the lease of the lakebed and foreshore for conservation purposes.
241 - 241

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

14,379 1,061 15,440

Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Department of Conservation - Capital Expenditure PLA (M16)

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.
59,066 - 59,066

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

59,066 - 59,066

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Crown Land Acquisitions (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of property for the Conservation Estate.
1,561 3,950 5,511

Purchase and Development of Reserves (M16)

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.
1,800 (803) 997

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

3,361 3,147 6,508

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

444,954 1,185 446,139

Details of Projected Movements in Departmental
Net Assets#

Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation - Details of Projected Movements in Departmental Net Assets - Conservation
Details of Net Asset Schedule 2012/13
Main Estimates Projections
$000
2012/13
Supplementary Estimates Projections
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2012/13
Opening Balance 567,469 556,714 Supplementary Estimates opening balance reflects the audited results as at 30 June 2012.
Capital Injections 47,320 29,328 The reduction relates to capital injections being deferred from 2012/13 to 2013/14.
Capital Withdrawals - -  
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) (2,000) (2,368) The increase in deficit of $368,000 relates to the Recovery from February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake appropriation, that was an expense transferred from 2011/12 to 2012/13.
Other Movements 4,000 2,368 Adjustment arising from forecast deficits.

Closing Balance

616,789 586,042  

Information Supporting the Supplementary Estimates Vote Conservation#

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Conservation (M16), Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations (M74)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Department of Conservation

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION: Minister of Conservation

Part 1 - Summary of the Vote#

Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

Summary of Financial Activity - Conservation
  2012/13
    Supplementary Estimates  
  Estimates
$000
Departmental
Transactions
$000
Non-Departmental
Transactions
$000
Total
Transactions
$000
Total
$000

Appropriations

         
Output Expenses 368,148 12,695 (16,086) (3,391) 364,757
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - N/A - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - -
Other Expenses 14,379 368 1,061 1,429 15,808
Capital Expenditure 62,427 - 3,147 3,147 65,574
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - N/A - -

Total Appropriations

444,954 13,063 (11,878) 1,185 446,139

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

         
Tax Revenue - N/A - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 17,411 N/A 150 150 17,561
Capital Receipts 2,800 N/A 3,800 3,800 6,600

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

20,211 N/A 3,950 3,950 24,161

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses#

Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

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
  2012/13
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 15,116 6,638 21,754
Revenue from Crown 14,010 6,638 20,648
Revenue from Other 1,106 - 1,106

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation of $6.638 million from $15.116 million to $21.754 million is due:

  • Crown concessions revenue over-achievement from 2011/12 of $1.698 million (increase)
  • $926,000 expense transfer from 2012/13 to 2013/14 (decrease) partially offset by an expense transfer of $260,000 from 2011/12 to 2012/13 (increase) due to delays in various projects
  • fiscally neutral reallocation of output costs from other output classes of $4.500 million (increase), and
  • Treaty settlement implementation costs of $1.106 million (increase).

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
  2012/13
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 3,073 400 3,473
Revenue from Crown 3,073 300 3,373
Revenue from Other - 100 100

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation of $400,000 from $3,073 million to $3,473 million is due to:

  • $100,000 for expenses transfers (increase) from 2011/12 to 2012/13
  • fiscally neutral allocation of output costs from other output classes of $200,000 (increase), and
  • $100,000 for third party revenue (increase).

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
  2012/13
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 5,955 88 6,043
Revenue from Crown 5,535 88 5,623
Revenue from Other 420 - 420

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation of $88,000 from $5.955 million to $6.043 million is due to:

  • $254,000 expense transfer from 2011/12 to 2012/13 (increase), and
  • $166,000 expense transfer from 2012/13 to 2013/14 (decrease).

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
  2012/13
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 156,339 5,930 162,269
Revenue from Crown 145,705 (1,346) 144,359
Revenue from Other 10,634 7,276 17,910

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation of $5.930 million from $156.539 million to $162.269 million is due to:

  • expense transfer of $8.058 million (decrease) from 2012/13 to 2013/14 due to delay of a number of key longer term projects
  • an expense transfer of $7.303 million (increase) from 2011/12 to 2012/13
  • fiscally neutral reallocation of output costs to other output classes of $1.700 million (decrease)
  • conservation service plan adjustment of $414,000 (increase)
  • additional $7.276 million of third party revenue (increase)
  • capital charge adjustment from assets recognised in 2011/12 of $23,000 (increase), and
  • reprioritisation of $672,000 biodiversity capital to operating expenses (increase).

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
  2012/13
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 145,731 2,684 148,415
Revenue from Crown 122,017 2,684 124,701
Revenue from Other 21,714 - 21,714

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation of $2.684 million from $145.731 million to $148.415 million is due to:

  • $2.815 million expense transfer from 2011/12 to 2012/13 (increase), and
  • $175,000 expense transfer from 2012/13 to 2013/14 (decrease).

Policy Advice, Statutory Planning, and Services to Ministers and Statutory Bodies MCOA (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

Policy Advice
This output class is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to conservation.
Statutory Planning, Services to Ministers and Statutory Bodies
This output class is limited to statutory planning and the provision of services to Ministers (other than policy decision making responsibilities) and statutory bodies to enable them to discharge their portfolio and responsibilities.

Explanation for Use of Multi-Class Output Expense Appropriation

The output classes have been grouped under the one Departmental MCOA for policy advice as they share a focus relating to policy and the provision of other services to Ministers and other parties. The output classes contribute to the outcome that New Zealanders gain environmental, social and economic benefits from healthy functioning ecosystems, from recreation opportunities, and from living our history.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Policy Advice, Statutory Planning, and Services to Ministers and Statutory Bodies MCOA (M16) - Conservation
  2012/13
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

9,073 (3,045) 6,028
Policy Advice 5,073 (3,045) 2,028
Statutory Planning, Services to Ministers and Statutory Bodies 4,000 - 4,000

Revenue from Crown

8,601 (3,145) 5,456
Policy Advice 5,073 (3,145) 1,928
Statutory Planning, Services to Ministers and Statutory Bodies 3,528 - 3,528

Revenue from Other

472 100 572
Policy Advice - 100 100
Statutory Planning, Services to Ministers and Statutory Bodies 472 - 472

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation of $3.045 million from $9.073 million to $6.028 million is due to:

  • an expense transfer of $175,000 (decrease) from 2012/13 to 2013/14 partially offset by an expense transfer of $30,000 (increase) from 2011/12 to 2012/13, due to delays in various projects
  • fiscally neutral reallocation of output costs to other output classes of $3 million (decrease), and
  • $100,000 for third party revenue (increase).

Part 2.2 - Non-Departmental Output Expenses

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

Scope of Appropriation

Legal Protection Queen Elizabeth II
This output class is limited to identification and implementation of protection of biodiversity on private land.
Nature Heritage Fund
This output class is limited to the identification and implementation of protection of indigenous ecosystems on private land.
Nga Whenua Rahui
This output class is limited to the identification and implementation of protection of indigenous ecosystems on Maori land.
South Island Landless Natives Act
This output class is limited to the identification and implementation of protection of indigenous ecosystems in Maori ownership on South Island Landless Natives Act (SILNA) land.

Explanation for Use of Multi-Class Output Expense Appropriation

The output classes have been grouped under the one Non-Departmental MCOA as they share a focus relating to the identification and implementation of protection for natural and historic places.

Expenses

Expenses - Identification and Implementation of Protection for Natural and Historic Places MCOA (M16) - Conservation
  2012/13
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 19,765 (8,773) 10,992
Legal Protection Queen Elizabeth II 2,412 - 2,412
Natural Heritage Fund 2,532 716 3,248
Nga Whenua Rahui 5,757 (425) 5,332
South Island Landless Natives Act 9,064 (9064) -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation of $8.773 million from $19.765 million to $10.992 million is due to an expense transfer of $11.878 million from 2012/13 to 2013/14 (decrease) partially offset by the expense transfer of $3.105 million from 2011/12 to 2012/13 (increase), due to the commitment of funds to other financial periods.

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.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation of $6.868 million from $10.516 million to $3.648 million is due to an expense transfer of $7.203 million from 2012/13 to 2013/14 (decrease) partially offset by an expense transfer of $335,000 from 2011/12 to 2012/13 (increase).

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.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation of $445,000 from $585,000 to $140,000 is due to an expense transfer from 2012/13 to 2013/14, reflecting the delays in progressing this work.

Part 5 - Details and Expected Results for Other Expenses#

Part 5.1 - Departmental Other Expenses

Recovery from February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to writing off, or making good damage to, departmental assets and re-establishing departmental operations in Christchurch following the 22 February 2011 earthquake.

Expenses

Expenses - Recovery from February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake (M16) - Conservation
  2012/13
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 368 368

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase of $368,000 in this appropriation is due to an expense transfer from 2011/12 to 2012/13. The magnitude of repairs required and the time needed to assess and undertake repairs has delayed work on repairing assets and re-establishing operations.

Part 5.2 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Impairment of Public Conservation Land (M74)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the impairment in value of Public Conservation land to be transferred to iwi as part of Treaty of Waitangi Settlements.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase of $1.004 million from $9.561 million to $10.565 million is due to:

  • $954,000 expenses transfers from 2011/12 to 2012/13 (increase), and
  • fiscally neutral allocation of $50,000 from the Loss on Disposal appropriation to allow for minor impairments (increase).

Loss on Disposal of Crown Property, Plant and Equipment (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to losses incurred on the disposal of Crown property, plant and equipment.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation of $50,000 from $650,000 to $600,000 is due to fiscally neutral transfer of $50,000 to the Impairment of Public Conservation Land appropriation to allow for minor impairments.

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.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation of $27,000 from $939,000 to $966,000 is due to:

  • expense transfer of $313,000 from 2011/12 to 2012/13 (increase), and
  • expense transfer of $286,000 from 2012/13 to 2013/14 (decrease)

Redress Payments for Marine and Coastal Areas (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to redress payments to local authorities for marine and coastal areas.

Expenses

Expenses - Redress Payments for Marine and Coastal Areas (M16) - Conservation
  2012/13
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 80 80

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase of $80,000 in this appropriation is due to expense transfer of $310,000 from 2011/12 to 2012/13 (increase), partly offset of by an expense transfer of $230,000 from 2012/13 to 2013/14 (decrease), reflecting the uncertainty over the timing of redress payments.

Part 6 - Details and Expected Results for Capital Expenditure#

Part 6.2 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Crown Land Acquisitions (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase of $3.950 million from $1.561 million to $5.511 million in this appropriation is due to the following:

  • fiscally neutral adjustment of $300,000 for minor land swaps with neighbours as a result of boundary changes (increase)
  • fiscally neutral adjustment of $150,000 to recognise the contributions received from a third party towards a land purchase (increase), and
  • an increase of $3.500 million to account for a land exchange.

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.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease of $803,000 from $1.800 million to $997,000 in this appropriation is due to:

  • the remaining Reserve Trust balance brought forward from 2011/12 to 2012/13 of $1.197 million (increase), and
  • $2 million expenses transfers (decrease) from 2012/13 to 2013/14