Supplementary estimates of appropriations

Vote Lands - Supplementary Estimates 2013/14

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister for Land Information (M44)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Land Information New Zealand

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR LAND INFORMATION NEW ZEALAND: Minister for Land Information

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

     

Administering Ocean Survey 20/20 (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the undertaking of initiatives within the Ocean Survey 20/20 Programme.
2,185 (114) 2,071

Administering the Overseas Investment Regime (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the assessment of applications for consent to acquire sensitive New Zealand assets, monitoring and enforcement.
2,955 - 2,955

Crown Land MCOA (M44)

28,471 (2,591) 25,880
Centralised clearance service for acquisitions and disposals
This output class is limited to statutory decision making on land acquisitions and disposals by the Crown and road legislation actions for local authorities and related work.
892 308 1,200
Land disposal services for other agencies
This output class is limited to costs associated with the disposal of land and improvements that have been assigned to LINZ for disposal.
743 2,000 2,743
LINZ Biosecurity Programme
This output class is limited to the delivery of the LINZ Biosecurity Programme.
3,648 (560) 3,088
Management of Crown Land
This output class is limited to the management of the Crown's interest in land, including disposals, related liabilities, and establishing standards relating to Crown Land.
23,188 (4,339) 18,849

Location Based Information MCOA (M44)

24,429 2,297 26,726
Administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board
This output class is limited to the official geographic naming activities of the New Zealand Geographic Board (Nga Pou Taunaha O Aotearoa).
625 214 839
Leading the New Zealand Geospatial Strategy
This output class is limited to the delivery and ongoing support of Spatial Data Infrastructure.
3,421 2,105 5,526
LINZ Location Based Information Infrastructure
This output class is limited to costs associated with the collection, authorisation, maintenance and dissemination of location based information.
20,383 (22) 20,361

Policy Advice and Related Services MCOA (M44)

2,448 334 2,782
Ministerial Services, Appointments, Implementation and Operational Policy
This output class is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio responsibilities, including appointments to boards, the implementation of policy decisions and development of operational policy.
601 296 897
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 land, property and geospatial information.
1,847 38 1,885

Property Rights MCOA (M44)

71,880 - 71,880
Regulating Valuation
This output class is limited to the certification of rating revaluations and the administration of the Valuers Registration Board.
2,518 - 2,518
The Survey and Title system
This output class is limited to the provision of the system for providing information, transacting and recording land property rights including establishing standards.
69,362 - 69,362

Total Departmental Output Expenses

132,368 (74) 132,294

Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Land Information New Zealand - Capital Expenditure PLA (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Land Information New Zealand, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
2,050 874 2,924

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

2,050 874 2,924

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Contaminated Sites (M44)

Analysis, investigation and, where necessary, appropriate remedial action on contaminated sites for which the Crown has accepted responsibility.
500 (348) 152

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

500 (348) 152

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Bad and Doubtful Debts (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the provision for writing off bad and doubtful debts.
25 - 25

Crown Forest Management (M44)

Management of Crown forest properties and licences, including settling reviews, interest liability and GST on refunded fees.
500 (289) 211

Crown Rates (M44)

Payment of rates on Crown land and surplus government properties administered by the department on behalf of the Crown.
1,157 - 1,157

Depreciation (M44)

This appropriation is limited to depreciation of buildings on surplus Crown land.
393 - 393

Land Liabilities (M44)

Investigation and resolution, including legal costs and settlement, of land-related liabilities administered by the department.
843 2,414 3,257

Proceeds from Sale of Transit NZ Properties (M44)

To pay Transit NZ the equivalent of what the Crown has received from the sales of Transit properties.
17,000 83,000 100,000

Residual Crown Leasehold Rents (M44)

Leasehold liabilities paid on residual surplus government accommodation administered by the department on behalf of the Crown.
543 157 700

Soil Conservation Reserve Management (M44)

This appropriation is limited to expenses incurred in the management of soil conservation reserves in accordance with the Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act 1941.
500 (250) 250

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

20,961 85,032 105,993

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Access rights over private land (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of access rights over private land adjoining Crown land.
- 30 30

Crown Acquisitions - Huntly East (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the acquisition of properties falling within Cabinet's approved policy area for Huntly East subsidence zone.
500 - 500

Crown Obligatory Acquisitions (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the acquisition of properties arising from Crown obligations including gifted land.
- 48 48

Crown Purchases- Land Exchanges (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the acquisition of land from Territorial Authorities and other Crown agencies to effect boundary adjustments for works such as roading and rail service improvements.
- 200 200

Loans for Crown Pastoral Lease Holders (M44)

This appropriation is limited to loans made to Crown pastoral lessees who suffer significant financial hardship due to back-rent payable under the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998.
2,500 - 2,500

Soil Conservation Reserve Management (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the management of soil conservation reserves in accordance with the Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act 1941.
- 250 250

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

3,000 528 3,528

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

158,879 86,012 244,891

Multi-Year Appropriations

Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriation, Adjustments and Use $000

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

   

Land Tenure Reform Acquisitions (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the acquisition of the lessees' interest in pastoral lease land and purchase of any land and/or assets required to complete the acquisition of lessee interest in order to achieve Tenure Review outcomes under the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998, or to achieve Government high country objectives.

Commences: 01 July 2011

Expires: 30 June 2014

Original Appropriation 32,001
Adjustments for 2012/13 294,705
Adjustments to 2013/14 -
Adjusted Appropriation 326,706
Actual to 2012/13 Year End 28,721
Estimated Actual for 2013/14 77,985
Estimated Actual for 2014/15 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 220,000

Details of Projected Movements in Departmental Net Assets#

Land Information New Zealand
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 42,436 41,174 Supplementary Estimates opening balance reflects the audited results as at 30 June 2013.
Capital Injections - 1,162  
Capital Withdrawals (5,800) (3,910)  
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) 16,919 21,011  
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

53,555 59,437  

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 132,868 (74) (348) (422) 132,446
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - N/A - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - -
Other Expenses 20,961 - 85,032 85,032 105,993
Capital Expenditure 193,692 874 109,871 110,745 304,437
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

347,521 800 194,555 195,355 542,876

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

         
Tax Revenue - N/A - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 25,513 N/A 80,219 80,219 105,732
Capital Receipts 183,975 N/A 100 100 184,075

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

209,488 N/A 80,319 80,319 289,807

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

Administering Ocean Survey 20/20 (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the undertaking of initiatives within the Ocean Survey 20/20 Programme.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation decreased by $114,000 to $2.071 million for 2013/14 as a result of a reallocation of overhead costs.

Crown Land MCOA (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

Centralised clearance service for acquisitions and disposals

This output class is limited to statutory decision making on land acquisitions and disposals by the Crown and road legislation actions for local authorities and related work.

Land disposal services for other agencies

This output class is limited to costs associated with the disposal of land and improvements that have been assigned to LINZ for disposal.

LINZ Biosecurity Programme

This output class is limited to the delivery of the LINZ Biosecurity Programme.

Management of Crown Land

This output class is limited to the management of the Crown's interest in land, including disposals, related liabilities, and establishing standards relating to Crown Land.

Explanation for Use of Multi-Class Output Expense Appropriation

This multi-class output appropriation contains output classes that contribute to enabling appropriate economic, environmental and recreational uses of Crown-owned land.

Expenses and Revenue

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

Total Appropriation

28,471 (2,591) 25,880
Centralised clearance service for acquisitions and disposals 892 308 1,200
Land disposal services for other agencies 743 2,000 2,743
LINZ Biosecurity Programme 3,648 (560) 3,088
Management of Crown Land 23,188 (4,339) 18,849

Revenue from the Crown

20,181 (1,524) 18,657
Centralised clearance service for acquisitions and disposals - - -
Land disposal services for other agencies - - -
LINZ Biosecurity Programme 3,648 (840) 2,808
Management of Crown Land 16,533 (684) 15,849

Revenue from Others

8,290 (1,067) 7,223
Centralised clearance service for acquisitions and disposals 892 308 1,200
Land disposal services for other agencies 743 2,000 2,743
LINZ Biosecurity Programme - 280 280
Management of Crown Land 6,655 (3,655) 3,000

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The Land disposal services for other agencies appropriation increased by $2 million to $2.743 million for 2013/14 due to an increase of disposals from other Government Departments, this is matched by an increase in Revenue Other.

The Management of Crown Land appropriation decreased by $4.339 million to $18.849 million for 2013/14 due to:

  • $3.655 million in 2013/14 for a reduction in CERA red zone property activity, this is matched by a decrease in Other Revenue
  • $684,000 in 2013/14 for treaty settlements taking longer than anticipated, this is matched by a decrease in Crown Revenue.

The Centralised clearance service for acquisition and disposals appropriation increased by $308,000 to $1.200 million for 2013/14 due to an increase in clearance activity from the Auckland roading projects, this is matched by an increase in Revenue Other.

The LINZ Biosecurity Programme appropriation decreased by $560,000 to $3.088 million due to:

  • $280,000 increase for 2013/14 for additional work on Hydro Lakes, matched by an increase in Revenue Other
  • $900,000 for 2013/14 for an expense transfer from the 2012/13 financial year
  • $790,000 for 2013/14 for a decrease in the realignment of overhead activities
  • $950,000 for 2013/14 for an expense transfer to the 2014/15 financial year.

Location Based Information MCOA (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

Administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board

This output class is limited to the official geographic naming activities of the New Zealand Geographic Board (Nga Pou Taunaha O Aotearoa).

Leading the New Zealand Geospatial Strategy

This output class is limited to the delivery and ongoing support of Spatial Data Infrastructure.

LINZ Location Based Information Infrastructure

This output class is limited to costs associated with the collection, authorisation, maintenance and dissemination of location based information.

Explanation for Use of Multi-Class Output Expense Appropriation

This multi-class output appropriation contains output classes that contribute to the productive use and reuse of location-based information in NZ.

Expenses and Revenue

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

Total Appropriation

24,429 2,297 26,726
Administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board 625 214 839
Leading the New Zealand Geospatial Strategy 3,421 2,105 5,526
LINZ Location Based Information Infrastructure 20,383 (22) 20,361

Revenue from the Crown

23,675 2,047 25,722
Administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board 625 214 839
Leading the New Zealand Geospatial Strategy 3,271 2,105 5,376
LINZ Location Based Information Infrastructure 19,779 (272) 19,507

Revenue from Others

754 250 1,004
Administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board - - -
Leading the New Zealand Geospatial Strategy 150 - 150
LINZ Location Based Information Infrastructure 604 250 854

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The Leading the New Zealand Geospatial Strategy appropriation increased by $2.105 million to $5.526 million for 2013/14 due to an increase in Canterbury Spatial Data Infrastructure activity and an expense transfer from 2012/13.

The Administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board appropriation increased by $214,000 to $839,000 for 2013/14 due to an expense transfer from the 2012/13 year and a realignment of overhead activities.

The LINZ Location Based Information Infrastructure appropriation decreased by $22,000 to $20.361 million for 2013/14 due to a realignment of overhead activities.

Policy Advice and Related Services MCOA (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

Ministerial Services, Appointments, Implementation and Operational Policy

This output class is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio responsibilities, including appointments to boards, the implementation of policy decisions and development of operational policy.

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 land, property and geospatial information.

Explanation for Use of Multi-Class Output Expense Appropriation

The output classes have been grouped together to recognise the alignment between provision and implementation of policy advice and of Ministerial support-related services.

Expenses and Revenue

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

Total Appropriation

2,448 334 2,782
Ministerial Services, Appointments, Implementation and Operational Policy 601 296 897
Policy Advice 1,847 38 1,885

Revenue from the Crown

2,448 334 2,782
Ministerial Services, Appointments, Implementation and Operational Policy 601 296 897
Policy Advice 1,847 38 1,885

Revenue from Others

- - -
Ministerial Services, Appointments, Implementation and Operational Policy - - -
Policy Advice - - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The Ministerial Services, Appointments, Implementation and Operational Policy appropriation increased by $296,000 to $897,000 for 2013/14 due to a reallocation of costs between output classes.

The Policy Advice appropriation increased by $38,000 to $1.885 million for 2013/14 due to an expense transfer from the 2012/13 year and a realignment of overhead activities.

2.3 - Departmental Capital Expenditure and Capital Injections

Land Information New Zealand - Capital Expenditure PLA (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Capital Expenditure

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment - - -
Intangibles 2,050 874 2,924
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

2,050 874 2,924

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation has increased by $874,000 to $2.924 million in 2013/14 due to spend on renewing core systems being bought forward from the 2014/15 year.

Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets

Land Information New Zealand

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 42,436 41,174 Supplementary Estimates opening balance reflects the audited results as at 30 June 2013.
Capital Injections - 1,162  
Capital Withdrawals (5,800) (3,910)  
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) 16,919 21,011  
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

53,555 59,437  

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations#

3.1 - Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Contaminated Sites (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

Analysis, investigation and, where necessary, appropriate remedial action on contaminated sites for which the Crown has accepted responsibility.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation decreased by $348,000 to $152,000 for 2013/14 due to a transfer to the Land Liabilities appropriation.

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Crown Forest Management (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

Management of Crown forest properties and licences, including settling reviews, interest liability and GST on refunded fees.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation decreased by $289,000 to $211,000 for 2013/14 due to a transfer to the Land Liabilities appropriation.

Land Liabilities (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

Investigation and resolution, including legal costs and settlement, of land-related liabilities administered by the department.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation increased by $2.414 million to $3.257 million for 2013/14 due to transfers from other appropriations and $1.100 million additional funding, to allow for several significant liabilities expected to be incurred in 2013/14.

Proceeds from Sale of Transit NZ Properties (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

To pay Transit NZ the equivalent of what the Crown has received from the sales of Transit properties.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation increased by $83 million to $100 million for 2013/14 due to an increase in NZTA's property disposals work programme. LINZ acts as an agent in this workstream collecting the disposal proceeds to return to the Crown and subsequently paying the proceeds to NZTA directly out of Crown funds.

Residual Crown Leasehold Rents (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

Leasehold liabilities paid on residual surplus government accommodation administered by the department on behalf of the Crown.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation increased by $157,000 to $700,000 for 2013/14 due to a technical change in the accounting treatment of the crown rents.

Soil Conservation Reserve Management (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to expenses incurred in the management of soil conservation reserves in accordance with the Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act 1941.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation decreased by $250,000 to $250,000 in 2013/14 due to a transfer to the Soil Conservation Reserve management capital appropriation.

3.5 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Access rights over private land (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of access rights over private land adjoining Crown land.

Capital Expenditure

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 30 30

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2013/14
Performance Measures Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard
Purchase of the Wairakei Easement New Measure 100% 100%

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation increased by $30,000 in 2013/14 due to the required purchase of an easement.

Crown Obligatory Acquisitions (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the acquisition of properties arising from Crown obligations including gifted land.

Capital Expenditure

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 48 48

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2013/14
Performance Measures Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard
Purchase of the Metservice improvements New Measure 100% 100%

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation increased by $48,000 for 2013/14 due to the required purchase of Metservice improvements.

Crown Purchases- Land Exchanges (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the acquisition of land from Territorial Authorities and other Crown agencies to effect boundary adjustments for works such as roading and rail service improvements.

Capital Expenditure

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 200 200

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2013/14
Performance Measures Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard
Land Exchanges completed as they arise New Measure 100% 100%

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation has increased by $200,000 for 2013/14 due to enable LINZ to facilitate land exchanges as they arise.

Soil Conservation Reserve Management (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the management of soil conservation reserves in accordance with the Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act 1941.

Capital Expenditure

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 250 250

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2013/14
Performance Measures Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard
Hawkes Bay Regional Council are able to perform required financial tasks as per the Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act 1941 with minimal disruption, and LINZ responds to Hawkes Bay Regional Council requests in a timely manner. New Measure 100% 100%

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation has increased by $250,000 for 2013/14 due to a transfer from the Soil Conservation Reserve Management operating appropriation.