Supplementary estimates of appropriations

Vote Lands - Supplementary Estimates 2015/16

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister for Land Information (M44), Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration (M85)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Land Information New Zealand

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

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections#

Annual and Permanent Appropriations#

  2015/16
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

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.
2,955 650 3,605

Total Departmental Output Expenses

2,955 650 3,605

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.
1,800 661 2,461

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

1,800 661 2,461

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Contaminated Sites (M44)

The appropriation is limited to the analysis, investigation and, where necessary, appropriate remedial action on contaminated sites for which the Crown has accepted responsibility.
500 (150) 350

Forestry Plantation Activity (M44)

This appropriation is limited to forestry operations on Crown Land.
905 - 905

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

1,405 (150) 1,255

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)

This appropriation is limited to the management of Crown forest properties and licences, including settling reviews, interest liability and GST on refunded fees.
500 (50) 450

Depreciation (M44)

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

Impairment of the value of Crown Property (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the impairment in value of Crown property where a covenant is imposed on that property.
445 - 445

Land Liabilities (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the investigation and resolution, including legal costs and settlement, of land-related liabilities administered by the department.
843 190 1,033

Proceeds from Sale of New Zealand Transport Agency Properties (M44)

This appropriation is limited to payments to the New Zealand Transport Agency equivalent to the proceeds received from the sales of Crown land no longer required for New Zealand Transport Agency purposes.
100,000 - 100,000

Rates on Crown Land (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the rate expense on Crown land and surplus government properties managed by the department on behalf of the Crown.
1,157 150 1,307

Residual Crown Leasehold Rents (M44)

This appropriation is limited to the leasehold expenses and liabilities incurred on residual surplus government accommodation managed by the department on behalf of the Crown.
700 - 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 (120) 380

Tangoio Catchment Management Fund (M44)

This appropriation is limited to soil conservation and management of environmental effects related to the Tangoio Catchment Area.
- 120 120

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

104,563 290 104,853

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

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.
745 (745) -

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.
100 - 100

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

845 (745) 100

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

     

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Land Ownership and Management MCA (M85)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support the recovery of Canterbury through the purchase, clearance, maintenance and management of Crown land affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.
- 50,789 50,789
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Acquisition and Disposal Expenses
This category is limited to the Crown's costs incurred in acquiring and disposing of land and buildings in Canterbury.
- 926 926
Managing the Recovery
This category is limited to managing properties and associated issues relating to the Canterbury earthquakes.
- 1,650 1,650
Non-Departmental Other Expenses
     
Clearance of built structures and associated works
This category is limited to the clearance of built structures and other works deemed necessary on land affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.
- 15,803 15,803
Initial write-down in the value of Land
This category is limited to the write-down to fair value on the acquisition of land and improvements in Canterbury.
- 1 1
Management and Clearance of Land
This category is limited to costs arising from the management of properties affected by the Canterbury earthquakes and anchor projects.
- 10,468 10,468
Management and Clearance of Land - anchor projects
This category is limited to costs arising from the management of properties held for anchor projects.
- 457 457
Mass Movement of Land
This category is limited to assisting the Christchurch City Council response to the landslide hazards in the Port Hills exacerbated by the Canterbury earthquakes.
- 8,380 8,380
Purchase of Land and Improvements - Operational
This category is limited to the purchase of land and improvements and other associated operating costs relating to properties affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.
- 1 1
Vendor Legal Fees
This category is limited to contributions towards vendor legal fees when buying or selling land and improvements affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.
- 1,719 1,719
Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure
     
Purchase of Land and Improvements - Capital
This category is limited to the purchase of land and improvements and other capital costs relating to properties affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.
- 11,384 11,384

Crown Land MCA (M44)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to enable the best economic, environmental and recreational uses of Crown-owned and Crown-used land.
38,353 (13,013) 25,340
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Centralised clearance service for acquisitions and disposals
This category is limited to statutory decision making on land acquisitions and disposals by the Crown and road legislation actions for local authorities and related work.
1,200 - 1,200
Land disposal services for other agencies
This category is limited to costs associated with the disposal of land and improvements that have been assigned to Land Information New Zealand for disposal.
7,000 (2,000) 5,000
Land Information New Zealand Biosecurity Programme
This category is limited to the delivery of the Land Information New Zealand Biosecurity Programme.
3,178 495 3,673
Management of Crown Land
This category is limited to the management of the Crown's interest in land, including disposals, related liabilities, and establishing standards relating to Crown Land.
26,975 (11,508) 15,467

Location Based Information MCA (M44)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to enable location information to be widely available, easily accessible and readily used.
26,186 3,979 30,165
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha O Aotearoa
This category is limited to the official geographic naming activities of the New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha O Aotearoa.
625 170 795
Land Information New Zealand Location Based Information Infrastructure
This category is limited to costs associated with the collection, authorisation, maintenance and dissemination of location based information.
21,809 75 21,884
Leading the New Zealand Geospatial Strategy
This category is limited to the delivery and ongoing support of Spatial Data Infrastructure.
3,752 3,734 7,486

Policy Advice and Related Services MCA (M44)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support to Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities.
2,634 1,595 4,229
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Ministerial Services, Appointments, Implementation and Operational Policy
This category 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.
927 250 1,177
Policy Advice
This category 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.
1,707 1,345 3,052

Property Rights MCA (M44)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to ensure that property rights and information are clear, certain, easily tradable and accessible.
72,607 350 72,957
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Regulating Valuation
This category 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 category is limited to the provision of the system for providing information, transacting and recording land property rights including establishing standards.
70,089 350 70,439

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

139,780 43,700 183,480

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

251,348 44,406 295,754

Multi-Year Appropriations#

Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, 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 2014

Expires: 30 June 2019
Original Appropriation 480,570
Adjustments to 2014/15 -
Adjustments for 2015/16 -
Adjusted Appropriation 480,570
Actual to 2014/15 Year End 35,569
Estimated Actual for 2015/16 51,263
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 131,246
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 262,492

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriation Forecasts#

  2015/16
  Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations 251,348 44,406 295,754
Total MYA Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure Forecasts 96,114 (44,851) 51,263

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriation Forecasts

347,462 (445) 347,017

Capital Injection Authorisations#

  2015/16
  Estimates Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates Budget
$000
Total Budget
$000
Land Information New Zealand - Capital Injection (M44) - 650 650

Supporting Information#

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole#

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

  2015/16
    Supplementary Estimates  
  Estimates
$000
Departmental
Transactions
$000
Non-Departmental
Transactions
$000
Total
Transactions
$000
Total
$000

Appropriations

         
Output Expenses 4,360 650 (150) 500 4,860
Benefits or Related Expenses - N/A - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - -
Other Expenses 104,563 - 290 290 104,853
Capital Expenditure 98,759 661 (45,596) (44,935) 53,824
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - N/A - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)          
Output Expenses 139,780 (4,513) - (4,513) 135,267
Other Expenses - - 36,829 36,829 36,829
Capital Expenditure - N/A 11,384 11,384 11,384

Total Appropriations

347,462 (3,202) 2,757 (445) 347,017

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

         
Tax Revenue - N/A - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 107,144 N/A 7,450 7,450 114,594
Capital Receipts 91,547 N/A 53,000 53,000 144,547

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

198,691 N/A 60,450 60,450 259,141

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations#

2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

Administering the Overseas Investment Regime (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation has increased by $650,000 to $3.605 million which is the result of increased activity for the Overseas Investment Office. LINZ is undertaking a programme of work to enable faster processing times and increased level of ongoing monitoring. 

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

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment - 938 938
Intangibles 1,800 (277) 1,523
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

1,800 661 2,461

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $661,000 to $2.461 million to enable the fitout of a new floor which was required to accommodate staff working on the ASaTS project and the establishment of a Wellington based Survey and Title operations team.

Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets

Land Information New Zealand

Details of Net Asset Schedule 2015/16
Main Estimates Projections
$000
2015/16
Supplementary Estimates Projections
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2015/16
Opening Balance 75,347 74,550 Supplementary Estimates opening balance reflects the audited results as at 30 June 2015.
Capital Injections - 650 Changes to Landonline required to satisfy a government policy decision in relation to the Inland Revenue Department collecting GST numbers.
Capital Withdrawals - -  
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) 10,578 17,292 Forecast surplus to be retained has increased. This reflects a projected increase in the total surplus.
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

85,925 92,492  

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations#

3.1 - Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Contaminated Sites (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

The appropriation is limited to the analysis, investigation and, where necessary, appropriate remedial action on contaminated sites for which the Crown has accepted responsibility.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has decreased by $150,000 to $350,000 due to reprioritisation within baselines to increase the Crown Rates appropriation and to fund the development of the Maori Land Service business case.

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Crown Forest Management (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the management of Crown forest properties and licences, including settling reviews, interest liability and GST on refunded fees.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has decreased by $50,000 to $450,000 due to reprioritisation within baselines to increase the Crown Rates appropriation.

Land Liabilities (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the investigation and resolution, including legal costs and settlement, of land-related liabilities administered by the department.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $190,000 to $1.033 million due to an expense transfer from the 2014/15 year into the 2015/16 year.

Rates on Crown Land (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the rate expense on Crown land and surplus government properties managed by the department on behalf of the Crown.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $150,000 to $1.307 million due to a fiscally neutral transfer in from Crown Forest Management and Contaminated Sites. This was done in order to meet cost pressures faced within this appropriation.

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

This appropriation has decreased by $120,000 to $380,000 due to a fiscally neutral transfer out to the Tangoio Catchment Management Fund in the current year.

Tangoio Catchment Management Fund (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to soil conservation and management of environmental effects related to the Tangoio Catchment Area.

Expenses

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 120 120

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve management of environmental effects associated with the Tangoio Catchments Management Area.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s.15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 because the annual amount of the non-departmental appropriation is less than $5 million for expenses.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $120,000 to $120,000 due to a transfer in from the Soil Conservation Reserve Management appropriation. This appropriation was set up so that funding for the Tangoio Catchment area could be separately identified.

3.5 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Crown Acquisitions - Huntly East (M44)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has decreased by $745,000 to $0 due to an expense transfer into the 2016/17 year. LINZ is required to purchase properties which are covered under the Government's Huntly East subsidence policy, subject to various criteria being met. Due to the time taken to purchase properties under the scheme, LINZ knows that there will be no properties purchased in 2015/16. However, as the timing and volume of these purchases are outside of LINZ's control, the funding may be required to purchase additional properties in the 2016/17 year.

Land Tenure Reform Acquisitions (M44)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses

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

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 2014

Expires: 30 June 2019
Original Appropriation 480,570
Adjustments to 2014/15 -
Adjustments for 2015/16 -
Adjusted Appropriation 480,570
Actual to 2014/15 Year End 35,569
Estimated Actual for 2015/16 51,263
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 131,246
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 262,492

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister for Land Information in a report appended to the LINZ 2015/16 Annual.

Part 4 - Details of Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure#

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Land Ownership and Management (M85)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support the recovery of Canterbury through the purchase, clearance, maintenance and management of Crown land affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses
Acquisition and Disposal Expenses
This category is limited to the Crown's costs incurred in acquiring and disposing of land and buildings in Canterbury.
Managing the Recovery
This category is limited to managing properties and associated issues relating to the Canterbury earthquakes.
Non-Departmental Other Expenses
Clearance of built structures and associated works
This category is limited to the clearance of built structures and other works deemed necessary on land affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.
Initial write-down in the value of Land
This category is limited to the write-down to fair value on the acquisition of land and improvements in Canterbury.
Management and Clearance of Land
This category is limited to costs arising from the management of properties affected by the Canterbury earthquakes and anchor projects.
Management and Clearance of Land - anchor projects
This category is limited to costs arising from the management of properties held for anchor projects.
Mass Movement of Land
This category is limited to assisting the Christchurch City Council response to the landslide hazards in the Port Hills exacerbated by the Canterbury earthquakes.
Purchase of Land and Improvements - Operational
This category is limited to the purchase of land and improvements and other associated operating costs relating to properties affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.
Vendor Legal Fees
This category is limited to contributions towards vendor legal fees when buying or selling land and improvements affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.
Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure
Purchase of Land and Improvements - Capital
This category is limited to the purchase of land and improvements and other capital costs relating to properties affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

- 50,789 50,789

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Acquisition and Disposal Expenses - 926 926
Managing the Recovery - 1,650 1,650

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     
Clearance of built structures and associated works - 15,803 15,803
Initial write-down in the value of Land - 1 1
Management and Clearance of Land - 10,468 10,468
Management and Clearance of Land - anchor projects - 457 457
Mass Movement of Land - 8,380 8,380
Purchase of Land and Improvements - Operational - 1 1
Vendor Legal Fees - 1,719 1,719

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

     
Purchase of Land and Improvements - Capital - 11,384 11,384

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

- 2,076 2,076
Acquisition and Disposal Expenses - 926 926
Managing the Recovery - 1,150 1,150

Revenue from Others

- 500 500
Managing the Recovery - 500 500

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the recovery of Canterbury through the purchase, clearance, maintenance and management of Crown land in the residential red zone affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

  2015/16
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Ministerial satisfaction with Land Information New Zealand's Residential Red Zone activities

N/A 7/10 7/10

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed

  2015/16
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Acquisition and Disposal Expenses

     

This category is intended to achieve payment of costs incurred in acquiring and disposing of land and buildings in Canterbury.

     

The number of properties acquired is in accordance with the agreed plan

N/A Within 10% of the agreed plan Within 10% of the agreed plan

Managing the Recovery

     

This category is intended to achieve the management of properties and associated issues relating to the Canterbury earthquakes.

     

Ministerial satisfaction with Land Information New Zealand's Residential Red Zone activities

N/A 7/10 7/10

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Clearance of built structures and associated works

     

This category is intended to achieve the clearance of built structures and other works deemed necessary on Crown-owned land affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.

     

Clearances completed on Crown-owned properties in the flat land Residential Red Zone

N/A Within 2% of the agreed plan Within 2% of the agreed plan

Clearances completed on Crown-owned properties in the Port Hills Residential Red Zone

N/A Within 10% of the agreed plan Within 10% of the agreed plan

Management and Clearance of Land

     

This category is intended to achieve management of Crown-owned land in the Residential Red Zone.

     

Land clearance and treatment completed on Crown-owned properties in the flat land Residential Red Zone

N/A Within 2% of the agreed plan Within 2% of the agreed plan

Land clearance and treatment completed on Crown-owned properties in the Port Hills Residential Red Zone

N/A Within 10% of the agreed plan Within 10% of the agreed plan

Insurance and Earthquake Commission recoveries received from Crown-owned properties in the Residential Red Zone

N/A Within 10% of the agreed plan Within 10% of the agreed plan

Management and Clearance of Land - anchor projects

     

This category is intended to achieve management of properties held for anchor projects.

     

Properties are available for use in anchor projects in accordance with the agreed plan

N/A Achieved Achieved

Mass Movement of Land

     

This category is intended to achieve the provision of assistance to the Christchurch City Council in responding to the landslide hazards in the Port Hills exacerbated by the Canterbury earthquakes.

     

'Practical completion' is achieved for Christchurch City Council's mass and movement project

N/A Within 10% of the agreed plan Within 10% of the agreed plan

Purchase of Land and Improvements - Operational

     

This category is intended to achieve the purchase of land and improvements and other associated operating costs relating to properties affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.

     

Crown offers to acquire Residential Red Zone property

N/A Within 10% of the agreed plan Within 10% of the agreed plan

Settlement of Crown-purchased Residential Red Zone property

N/A Within 10% of the agreed plan Within 10% of the agreed plan

Vendor Legal Fees

     

This category is intended to achieve contributions towards vendor legal fees when buying or selling land and improvements affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.

     

The number of vendors who have received contributions towards legal fees

N/A Within 10% of the agreed plan Within 10% of the agreed plan

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Purchase of Land and Improvements - Capital

     

This category is intended to achieve the purchase of land and improvements and other capital costs relating to properties affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.

     

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for the purchase of assets on behalf of the Crown.

N/A N/A N/A

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by Land Information New Zealand in the 2015/16 Annual Report

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $52.517 million to $52.517 million due to it being a new appropriation for LINZ in the 2015/16 year. Due to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority winding up, their functions and associated funding were transferred to other government agencies, LINZ being one of them.

Crown Land (M44)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to enable the best economic, environmental and recreational uses of Crown-owned and Crown-used land.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Centralised clearance service for acquisitions and disposals
This category 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 category is limited to costs associated with the disposal of land and improvements that have been assigned to Land Information New Zealand for disposal.
Land Information New Zealand Biosecurity Programme
This category is limited to the delivery of the Land Information New Zealand Biosecurity Programme.
Management of Crown Land
This category is limited to the management of the Crown's interest in land, including disposals, related liabilities, and establishing standards relating to Crown Land.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

38,353 (13,013) 25,340

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Centralised clearance service for acquisitions and disposals 1,200 - 1,200
Land disposal services for other agencies 7,000 (2,000) 5,000
Land Information New Zealand Biosecurity Programme 3,178 495 3,673
Management of Crown Land 26,975 (11,508) 15,467

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

20,798 (2,033) 18,765
Land Information New Zealand Biosecurity Programme 2,898 475 3,373
Management of Crown Land 17,900 (2,508) 15,392

Revenue from Others

17,555 (10,980) 6,575
Centralised clearance service for acquisitions and disposals 1,200 - 1,200
Land disposal services for other agencies 7,000 (2,000) 5,000
Land Information New Zealand Biosecurity Programme 280 20 300
Management of Crown Land 9,075 (9,000) 75

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed

  2015/16
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Land Information New Zealand Biosecurity Programme

     

This category is intended to achieve the delivery of an effective Land Information New Zealand Biosecurity Programme.

     

The achievement of defined success criteria in the delivery of each of the key projects identified in the annual biosecurity programme.

90% -90% -

Infestation at key sites is controlled in accordance with agreed plan.

- Within 10% of the agreed plan Within 10% of the agreed plan

The biosecurity performance measure has changed due to development of a more robust methodology for determining performance.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has decreased by $13.013 million to $25.340 million which is driven by a decrease in the Management of Crown Land. A large portion of this appropriation was related to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery. LINZ is taking over some functions of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority and, as a result, all costs associated with Canterbury Earthquake Recovery functions are being moved into the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Land Ownership and Management MCA.

Location Based Information (M44)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to enable location information to be widely available, easily accessible and readily used.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha O Aotearoa
This category is limited to the official geographic naming activities of the New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha O Aotearoa.
Land Information New Zealand Location Based Information Infrastructure
This category is limited to costs associated with the collection, authorisation, maintenance and dissemination of location based information.
Leading the New Zealand Geospatial Strategy
This category is limited to the delivery and ongoing support of Spatial Data Infrastructure.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

26,186 3,979 30,165

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha O Aotearoa 625 170 795
Land Information New Zealand Location Based Information Infrastructure 21,809 75 21,884
Leading the New Zealand Geospatial Strategy 3,752 3,734 7,486

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

24,182 3,235 27,417
Administration of the New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha O Aotearoa 625 170 795
Land Information New Zealand Location Based Information Infrastructure 20,205 (604) 19,601
Leading the New Zealand Geospatial Strategy 3,352 3,669 7,021

Revenue from Others

2,004 956 2,960
Land Information New Zealand Location Based Information Infrastructure 1,604 891 2,495
Leading the New Zealand Geospatial Strategy 400 65 465

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by Land Information New Zealand in the 2015/16 Annual Report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $3.979 million to $30.165 million in 2015/16 primarily due to the Smart Cities ($623,000) and Canterbury SDI ($203,000) projects both carrying over from the 2014/15 year and BPS Seed Funding received in relation to "better data to support better infrastructure decisions" ($1.940 million).
 

Policy Advice and Related Services (M44)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support to Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Ministerial Services, Appointments, Implementation and Operational Policy
This category 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 category 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.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

2,634 1,595 4,229

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Ministerial Services, Appointments, Implementation and Operational Policy 927 250 1,177
Policy Advice 1,707 1,345 3,052

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

2,634 1,595 4,229
Ministerial Services, Appointments, Implementation and Operational Policy 927 250 1,177
Policy Advice 1,707 1,345 3,052

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $1.595 million to $4.229 million due to LINZ aligning funding to work programmes which includes Maori Land Service, Integrated Property Services and Canterbury Boundaries.

Property Rights (M44)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to ensure that property rights and information are clear, certain, easily tradable and accessible.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Regulating Valuation
This category is limited to the certification of rating revaluations and the administration of the Valuers Registration Board.
The Survey and Title system
This category is limited to the provision of the system for providing information, transacting and recording land property rights including establishing standards.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

72,607 350 72,957

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Regulating Valuation 2,518 - 2,518
The Survey and Title system 70,089 350 70,439

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

- 350 350
The Survey and Title system - 350 350

Revenue from Others

72,607 2,750 75,357
Regulating Valuation 2,518 - 2,518
The Survey and Title system 70,089 2,750 72,839

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $350,000 to $72.957 million due to new Crown funding received to assist with changes to Landonline required to implement IRD changes.