Supplementary estimates of appropriations

Vote Conservation - Supplementary Estimates 2013/14

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Conservation (M16), Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations (M74)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Department of Conservation

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION: Minister of Conservation

Supplementary Estimates of Appropriations#

Details of Appropriations#

Annual and Permanent Appropriations

  2013/14
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.
21,407 4,093 25,500

Crown Contribution to Regional Pest Management (M16)

This appropriation is limited to delivery of services to control weed and animal pests on lands administered by the Department of Conservation to meet statutory good neighbour obligations and negotiated outcomes of regional pest management plans.
3,291 323 3,614

Management of Historic Heritage (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the protection and conservation management of historic heritage.
5,774 (209) 5,565

Management of Natural Heritage (M16)

This appropriation is limited to maintaining, restoring and protecting ecosystems, habitats and species.
162,847 2,089 164,936

Management of Recreational Opportunities (M16)

This appropriation is limited to recreational facilities and services, and the management of business concessions.
144,650 3,914 148,564

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

6,198 500 6,698
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.
2,198 1,000 3,198
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 (500) 3,500

Total Departmental Output Expenses

344,167 10,710 354,877

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

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.
53,066 - 53,066

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

53,066 - 53,066

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

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

21,047 (11,716) 9,331
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.
3,577 (1,350) 2,227
Nga Whenua Rahui
This output class is limited to the identification and implementation of protection of indigenous ecosystems on Maori land.
5,994 (1,775) 4,219
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 (8,591) 473

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.
1,932 - 1,932

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.
10,812 (6,892) 3,920

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.
445 (415) 30

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

34,259 (19,023) 15,236

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.
50 3,002 3,052

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.
2,525 (1,925) 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.
840 (97) 743

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.
230 - 230

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

6,874 980 7,854

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Crown Land Acquisitions (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of property for the Conservation Estate.
1,847 - 1,847

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.
3,800 265 4,065

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

5,647 265 5,912

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

444,013 (6,700) 437,313

Details of Projected Movements in Departmental Net Assets#

Department of Conservation

Details of Net Asset Schedule 2013/14
Main Estimates Projections
$000
2013/14
Supplementary Estimates Projections
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2013/14
Opening Balance 583,674 575,600 Supplementary Estimates opening balance reflects the audited results as at 30 June 2013.
Capital Injections 48,726 46,226 The reduction relates to capital injections being deferred from 2013/14 to 2014/15.
Capital Withdrawals - -  
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) (5,371) (5,371)  
Other Movements 5,371 5,371  

Closing Balance

632,400 621,826  

Supporting Information#

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole#

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

  2013/14
    Supplementary Estimates  
  Estimates
$000
Departmental
Transactions
$000
Non-Departmental
Transactions
$000
Total
Transactions
$000
Total
$000

Appropriations

         
Output Expenses 378,426 10,710 (19,023) (8,313) 370,113
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - N/A - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - -
Other Expenses 6,874 368 980 1,348 8,222
Capital Expenditure 58,713 - 265 265 58,978
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - N/A - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)          
Output Expenses
- - - - -
Other Expenses
- - - - -
Capital Expenditure
- N/A - - -

Total Appropriations

444,013 11,078 (17,778) (6,700) 437,313

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

         
Tax Revenue - N/A - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 17,697 N/A - - 17,697
Capital Receipts 3,100 N/A - - 3,100

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

20,797 N/A - - 20,797

Mapping the Layout of the 2013/14 Supplementary Estimates to the Layout of the 2013/14 Estimates

Supplementary Estimates Structure 2013/14 Estimates Structure 2013/14
Part # Part Name Part # Part Name
2.1 Departmental Output Expenses 2.1 Departmental Output Expenses
2.2 Departmental Other Expenses 5.1 Departmental Other Expenses
2.3 Departmental Capital Expenditure and Capital Injections 6.1 Departmental Capital Expenditure
3.1 Non-Departmental Output Expenses 2.2 Non-Departmental Output Expenses
3.2 Non-Departmental Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses 3.2 Non-Departmental Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses
3.3 Non-Departmental Borrowing Expenses 4.2 Non-Departmental Borrowing Expenses
3.4 Non-Departmental Other Expenses 5.2 Non-Departmental Other Expenses
3.5 Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure 6.2 Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure
4 Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure N/A Did not exist in the Estimates

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations#

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

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 21,407 4,093 25,500
Revenue from the Crown 20,322 4,093 24,415
Revenue from Others 1,085 - 1,085

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in appropriation of $4.093 million from $21.407 million to $25.500 million is mainly due to:

  • fiscally neutral adjustments of $4 million from other Departmental output expenses to realign 2013/14 budgets with work plans
  • additional funding for Treaty settlement implementation costs of $176,000.

Crown Contribution to Regional Pest Management (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to delivery of services to control weed and animal pests on lands administered by the Department of Conservation to meet statutory good neighbour obligations and negotiated outcomes of regional pest management plans.

Expenses and Revenue

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 3,291 323 3,614
Revenue from the Crown 3,191 323 3,514
Revenue from Others 100 - 100

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in appropriation of $323,000 from $3.291 million to $3.614 million is due to expense transfers from 2012/13 to 2013/14.

Management of Historic Heritage (M16)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses and Revenue

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 5,774 (209) 5,565
Revenue from the Crown 5,360 (209) 5,151
Revenue from Others 414 - 414

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in appropriation of $209,000 from $5.774 million to $5.565 million is due to:

  • expense transfers of $880,000 from 2012/13 to 2013/14 (increase)
  • fiscally neutral adjustments of $700,000 to other Departmental output expenses to realign 2013/14 budgets with work plans (decrease)
  • expense transfers of $389,000 from 2013/14 to 2014/15 (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

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 162,847 2,089 164,936
Revenue from the Crown 145,107 2,089 147,196
Revenue from Others 14,369 - 14,369

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in appropriation of $2.089 million from $162.847 million to $164.936 million is due to:

  • expense transfers of $9.804 million from 2013/14 to 2014/15 and 2015/16 (decrease)
  • funding of $4 million transferred from Non-Departmental NZ Biodiversity Funds output expenses to support community biodiversity restoration initiatives (increase)
  • fiscally neutral adjustments of $2.700 million from other Departmental output expenses to realign 2013/14 budgets with work plans (increase)
  • expense transfers of $3.894 million from 2012/13 to 2013/14 (increase)
  • additional funding of $899,000 for the Conservation Services Programme (increase)
  • capital charge adjustment of $400,000 for donated assets and asset revaluations in 2012/13 (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

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 144,650 3,914 148,564
Revenue from the Crown 121,052 1,914 122,966
Revenue from Others 21,598 2,000 23,598

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in appropriation of $3.914 million from $144.650 million to $148.564 million is mainly due to:

  • expense transfers of $6.552 million from 2012/13 to 2013/14 (increase)
  • fiscally neutral adjustments of $5.500 million to other Departmental output expenses to realign 2013/14 budgets with work plans (decrease)
  • additional $2 million of third party revenue (increase)
  • funding of $1 million transferred from Non-Departmental NZ Biodiversity Funds output expenses to support community biodiversity restoration initiatives (increase)
  • expense transfers of $1 million from 2013/14 to 2015/16 (decrease)
  • transfer of $500,000 of capital expenditure to operating expenditure (increase).

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

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

6,198 500 6,698
Policy Advice 2,198 1,000 3,198
Statutory Planning, Services to Ministers and Statutory Bodies 4,000 (500) 3,500

Revenue from the Crown

5,632 500 6,132
Policy Advice 2,098 1,000 3,098
Statutory Planning, Services to Ministers and Statutory Bodies 3,534 (500) 3,034

Revenue from Others

566 - 566
Policy Advice 100 - 100
Statutory Planning, Services to Ministers and Statutory Bodies 466 - 466

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in appropriation of $500,000 from $6.198 million to $6.698 million is due to:

  • expense transfers of $1 million from 2012/13 to 2013/14 (increase)
  • fiscally neutral adjustments of $500,000 to other Departmental output expenses to realign 2013/14 budgets with work plans (decrease).

2.2 - 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

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 368 368

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in appropriation of $368,000 is due to an expense transfer from 2012/13 to 2013/14. There have been delays due to the magnitude of repairs and the time required to assess and undertake repairs.

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations#

3.1 - 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

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

21,047 (11,716) 9,331
Legal Protection Queen Elizabeth II 2,412 - 2,412
Nature Heritage Fund 3,577 (1,350) 2,227
Nga Whenua Rahui 5,994 (1,775) 4,219
South Island Landless Natives Act 9,064 (8,591) 473

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in appropriation of $11.716 million from $21.047 million to $9.331 million is due to:

  • expense transfers of $14.948 million from 2013/14 to 2014/15 and 2015/16 (decrease)
  • expense transfers of $3.232 million from 2012/13 to 2013/14 (increase).

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 appropriation of $6.892 million from $10.812 million to $3.920 million is due to:

  • funding of $5 million transferred to Departmental output expenses to support community biodiversity restoration initiatives (decrease)
  • expense transfers of $2.600 million from 2013/14 to 2015/16 (decrease)
  • expense transfers of $708,000 from 2012/13 to 2013/14 (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 appropriation of $415,000 from $445,000 to $30,000 is due to expense transfers from 2013/14 to 2014/15.

3.4 - 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 in appropriation of $3.002 million from $50,000 to $3.052 million is due to:

  • additional $2.550 million for the write-down of land subject to an iwi settlement
  • expense transfers of $452,000 from 2012/13 to 2013/14.

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 appropriation of $1.925 million from $2.525 million to $600,000 is due to an expense transfer from 2013/14 to 2014/15 that relates to the deferred Waitangi Endowment Forest write-off that is pending enactment of legislation.

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 decrease in appropriation of $97,000 from $840,000 to $743,000 is due to:

  • expense transfers of $317,000 from 2013/14 to 2014/15 (decrease)
  • expense transfers of $220,000 from 2012/13 to 2013/14 (increase).

3.5 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

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 increase in appropriation of $265,000 from $3.800 million to $4.065 million is due to the remaining Reserve Trust balance brought forward from 2012/13 to 2013/14.