Supplementary estimates of appropriations

Vote Conservation - Supplementary estimates and supporting information 2008/09

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

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
2008/09
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation TypeEstimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

Conservation with the Community (M16)

This class of outputs covers building partnerships with tangata whenua, provision of public information, community participation and public awareness.
14,36019414,554

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.
3,049153,064

Management of Historic Heritage (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the protection and conservation management of historic heritage, including obtaining heritage orders and designations under the Resource Management Act 1991.
6,031-6,031

Management of Natural Heritage (M16)

This appropriation is limited to maintaining, restoring and protecting ecosystems, habitats and species.
157,6818,490166,171

Management of Recreational Opportunities (M16)

This appropriation is limited to providing facilities and services on land administered by the Department for people to enjoy recreational opportunities, and the management of recreational and other business concessions.
128,006(4,894)123,112

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

This appropriation is limited to providing policy advice and ministerial servicing to the Minister of Conservation. It also includes servicing statutory bodies and statutory planning under the Conservation Act 1987 and the National Parks Act.1980.
6,7491786,927

Recreational Opportunities Review (M16)

The depreciation and write-off of Visitor Assets to be decommissioned following the review of recreational opportunities. Note this output expense is non-cash.
600-600

Total Departmental Output Expenses

316,4763,983320,459

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

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

Purchasing identification, registration and associated promotion of the conservation, protection and care of historic places, implementation of legal protection of natural and historic resources on private or leasehold land; and the protection of indigenous ecosystems on private land or in Maori ownership through the use of contestable funds.
27,02929,19056,219

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.
1,506-1,506

Moutoa Gardens/Pakaitorere (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.
11,863(8,680)3,183

Stewart Island Infrastructure (M16)

Assistance to the Southland District Council to meet the costs of additional community infrastructure arising from increased visitor numbers.
853(769)84

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

41,27419,74161,015

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Depreciation - Crown Buildings (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the depreciation on Crown Buildings: Old Government Building; Turnbull House; and the Dominion Observatory.
800-800

Depreciation - Infrastructure (M16)

This appropriation is limited to Depreciation on Infrastructural Assets on the Conservation Estate.
134-134

Esplanade Reserve Compensation (M16)

Obligatory compensatory payments made under section 289 of the Local Government Act 1974 when esplanade reserves are created.
30-30

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.
1,006(571)435

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.
1,689-1,689

Provision for Bad and Doubtful Debts (M16)

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

Purchase and Development of Reserves (M16)

Provision for purchasing, taking on leases, managing, administering, maintaining, protecting, improving, and developing the reserves from the Reserves Trust Bank Account and Reserves Act Crown Bank Account. No net Crown impact as it is funded by proceeds of the disposal of reserve lands.
1,8004,8616,661

Redress payments under Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004 (M16)

This appropriation is limited to redress payments to local authorities under Section 25 of the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004.
400472872

Subscriptions to International Organisations (M16)

This appropriation is limited to meeting annual subscriptions to international conservation organisations.
30520325

Vested Coastal Marine Areas Compensation (M16)

Obligatory compensation payable upon vesting of coastal marine areas in the Crown.
30-30

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.
124259383

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

6,4185,04111,459

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.
50,615-50,615

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

50,615-50,615

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Crown Land Acquisitions (M16)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of land for the Conservation Estate
500100600

Milford Flood Protection (M16)

This appropriation is limited to flood protection works on the Cleddau River at Milford Sound.
847(647)200

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

1,347(547)800

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

416,13028,218444,348

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 Schedule2008/09
Main Estimates Projections
$000
2008/09
Supplementary Estimates Projections
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2008/09
Opening Balance445,739446,069Supplementary Estimates opening balance reflects the audited results as at 30 June 2008.
Capital Injections105,920106,014
Capital Withdrawals--
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred)(600)1,200The movement relates to revenue recognised in respect of donated assets ($1.8 million)
Other Movements1,300602

Closing Balance

552,359553,885