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Estimates of appropriations

Vote Forestry - Primary Sector - Estimates 2019/20

Vote Forestry

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Forestry (M35)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry for Primary Industries

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES: Minister of Agriculture

Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Forestry is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2019/20 financial year covering a total of $277 million.

Vote Forestry is comprised of a single multi-category appropriation titled Growth and Development of the Forestry Sector, and two multi-year appropriations (MYA) titled Afforestation Grant Scheme MYA and Forestry and Other Economic Development, and Erosion Control MYA. These appropriations cover expenditure for the following activities:

  • Just over $15 million for the administration of government approved schemes, grants and assistance to the forestry sector.
  • Just over $17 million for the implementation of policy decisions, operational policy, and administration of legislation relating to forestry.
  • Just under $3 million for the management of the Crown's interest in forests and forestry-related assets.
  • Just over $8 million for the provision of advice to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to Forestry.
  • Just over $92 million for the purchase of forestry operation and management services.
  • Just over $6 million for the projects which protect erosion-prone hill country.
  • Just over $35 million for the purchase or planting of the Crown's forestry assets.
  • Just under $91 million for the provision of initiatives, grants, and programmes to establish trees or build skills, capability and capacity in the forestry sector.
  • Just under $8 million for forestry and other economic development and erosion control in the Tairawhiti region.
  • Just over $2 million for grants to private landowners for afforestation purposes.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections

Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations

  2018/19 2019/20
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

     

Growth and Development of the Forestry Sector MCA (M35)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support the growth and development of the forestry sector.
158,144 158,144 267,909

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Forestry: Administration of Grants and Programmes

This category is limited to the administration of government approved schemes, grants and assistance to the forestry sector.
10,875 10,875 15,342

Forestry: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing

This category is limited to implementing policy decisions, operational policy, and administering legislation relating to forestry and ministerial servicing.
13,454 13,454 17,266

Forestry: Management of the Crown's Forestry Assets

This category is limited to the management of the Crown's interest in forests and forestry-related assets.
2,766 2,766 2,712

Forestry: Policy Advice

This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to forestry.
7,711 7,711 8,117

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Forestry: Operational management of the Crown's Forests

This category is limited to the purchase of forestry operation and management services.
87,006 87,006 92,379

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Forestry: Grants and partnerships programmes

This category is limited to the use of initiatives and grants, and programmes to establish trees or build skills, capability and capacity in the forestry sector.
19,107 19,107 90,582

Forestry: Hill Country Erosion Fund

This category is limited to projects that protect erosion-prone hill country.
4,125 4,125 6,111

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Forestry: Capital investment in the Crown's Forestry Assets

This category is limited to the purchase or planting of the Crown's Forestry assets.
13,100 13,100 35,400

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

158,144 158,144 267,909

Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations

158,144 158,144 267,909

Multi-Year Appropriations

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

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

   

Afforestation Grant Scheme (M35)

This appropriation is limited to grants to private landowners for afforestation purposes.

Commences: 01 July 2018

Expires: 30 June 2021
Original Appropriation 10,363
Adjustments to 2017/18 -
Adjustments for 2018/19 3,249
Adjusted Appropriation 13,612
Actual to 2017/18 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2018/19 10,271
Estimate for 2019/20 1,670
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 1,671

Forestry and Other Economic Development, and Erosion Control (M35)

This appropriation is limited to forestry and other economic development and erosion control in the Tairawhiti region.

Commences: 01 July 2018

Expires: 30 June 2021
Original Appropriation 26,950
Adjustments to 2017/18 -
Adjustments for 2018/19 1,150
Adjusted Appropriation 28,100
Actual to 2017/18 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2018/19 6,670
Estimate for 2019/20 7,520
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 13,910

Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriations

  2018/19 2019/20
  Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations 158,144 158,144 267,909
Total Forecast MYA Non-Departmental Other Expenses 16,941 16,941 9,190

Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriations

175,085 175,085 277,099

Supporting Information

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole

1.1 - New Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Appropriation 2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
Transforming New Zealand Forestry: Growing a Vibrant and Inclusive Low-Emissions Economy Growth and Development of the Forestry Sector (MCA)          
  Forestry: Implementation of Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing - 8,520 8,479 7,724 6,962
  Forestry: Policy Advice
Departmental Output Expenses
- 2,492 3,370 3,137 3,255
  Forestry: Grants and Partnerships Programmes
Non-Departmental Other Expense
- - - 3,482 3,581
Wilding Conifer Control - Protecting Farmland, Biodiversity and Iconic Landscapes Growth and Development of the Forestry Sector (MCA)          
  Forestry: Grants and Partnerships Programmes
Non-Departmental Other Expense
- (10,500) (10,500) - -
Total Initiatives   - 512 1,349 14,343 13,798

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity
  2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
  Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

                       
Output Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Benefits or Related Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses - - - - 16,941 16,941 - 9,190 9,190 15,581 - -
Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - - - - - -
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)                        
Output Expenses - - - - 121,812 121,812 43,437 92,379 135,816 121,312 62,874 62,276
Other Expenses - - - - 23,232 23,232 - 96,693 96,693 111,987 13,482 13,581
Capital Expenditure - - - - 13,100 13,100 N/A 35,400 35,400 - - 56,600

Total Appropriations

- - - - 175,085 175,085 43,437 233,662 277,099 248,880 76,356 132,457

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue - - - - 111,524 111,524 N/A 114,926 114,926 103,396 33,915 33,915
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

- - - - 111,524 111,524 N/A 114,926 114,926 103,396 33,915 33,915

Note - where restructuring of the vote has occurred then, to the extent practicable, prior years information has been restated as if the restructuring had occurred before the beginning of the period covered. In this instance Total Appropriations for the Budgeted and Estimated Actual year may not equal Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriations in the Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections.

Adjustments to the Summary of Financial Activity Table Due to Vote Restructuring

There have been no restructuring adjustments to prior year information in the Summary of Financial Activity table.

1.3 - Analysis of Significant Trends

Departmental Output expenses

Departmental output expenses have increased as a result of the establishment of the One Billion Trees Programme. This expenditure is expected to continue until 2020/21 when expenditure is expected to revert back to a relatively stable baseline.

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Non-departmental output expenses have increased significantly since the Vote's inception, primarily due to the expenditure within the Grants and Partnership Fund for the One Billion Trees Programme. Expenditure will decline after the 2020/21 year.

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Non-departmental other expenses have increased significantly since the inception of Vote Forestry, primarily due to the establishment of the One Billion Trees Programme. Non-departmental other expenditure has increased from $23 million in 2018/19 to $97 million in 2019/20. This level of expenditure is expected to continue through to 2021/22.

Crown Revenue
  2018/19 2019/20 Description of Crown Revenue or Capital Receipt item
Crown Revenue or Capital Receipt item Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
 

Crown Revenue

       
New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme 150 150 150 Fees received from forest landowners joining the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme.
Sale of Forest Produce 111,374 111,374 114,776 Revenue from the sale of forest produce from Crown forests.

Total Crown Revenue and Capital receipts

111,524

111,524

114,926

 

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Afforestation Grant Scheme (M35)
Scope of Appropriation and Expenses
Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

Afforestation Grant Scheme (M35)

This appropriation is limited to grants to private landowners for afforestation purposes.

Commences: 01 July 2018

Expires: 30 June 2021
Original Appropriation 10,363
Adjustments to 2017/18 -
Adjustments for 2018/19 3,249
Adjusted Appropriation 13,612
Actual to 2017/18 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2018/19 10,271
Estimate for 2019/20 1,670
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 1,671
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve and encourage new planting of an expected 15,000ha over the life of the programme.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

This appropriation is limited to grants to private landowners for afforestation purposes.

     

Total area afforested since initial implementation of the scheme (ha)

2,500 2,500 15,000
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Forestry in a report appended to the Ministry for Primary Industries' annual report.

Service Providers
Provider 2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Estimated Actual
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment
Grant recipient landowners for forestry treatments 10,271 10,271 1,670  

Total

10,271

10,271

1,670

 
Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
Previous Government            
Afforestation Grants Scheme 2016/17 3,900 3,900 3,900 - -
Forestry and Other Economic Development, and Erosion Control (M35)
Scope of Appropriation and Expenses
Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

Forestry and Other Economic Development, and Erosion Control (M35)

This appropriation is limited to forestry and other economic development and erosion control in the Tairawhiti region.

Commences: 01 July 2018

Expires: 30 June 2021
Original Appropriation 26,950
Adjustments to 2017/18 -
Adjustments for 2018/19 1,150
Adjusted Appropriation 28,100
Actual to 2017/18 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2018/19 6,670
Estimate for 2019/20 7,520
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 13,910
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to support and manage forestry and other economic development and erosion control in the Tairawhiti region via the Forestry and Other Economic Development, and Erosion Control scheme.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

This appropriation is limited to forestry economic development and erosion control in the Tairawhiti region.

     

Number of hectares approved for planting/treatment

1,000 1,000 1,000

Total area afforested since initial implementation of the scheme (ha)

43,000 43,000 43,000
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Forestry in a report appended to the Ministry for Primary Industries' annual report.

Service Providers
Provider 2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Estimated Actual
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment
Grant recipient landowners for forestry treatments to address wide-scale erosion problem in the Gisborne district 6,670 6,670 7,520  
Total 6,670 6,670 7,520  
Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Previous Government

           
Extension of the East Coast Afforestation Grants scheme to 30 June 2028 subject to the funding limit of $37.689 million over the period 1 July 2012 (2012/13) to 30 June 2028 2017/18 4,615 4,615 4,615 - -

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

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Growth and Development of the Forestry Sector (M35)
Overarching Purpose Statement
The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support the growth and development of the forestry sector.
Scope of Appropriation
Departmental Output Expenses
Forestry: Administration of Grants and Programmes
This category is limited to the administration of government approved schemes, grants and assistance to the forestry sector.

 

Forestry: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing
This category is limited to implementing policy decisions, operational policy, and administering legislation relating to forestry and ministerial servicing.

 

Forestry: Management of the Crown's Forestry Assets
This category is limited to the management of the Crown's interest in forests and forestry-related assets.

 

Forestry: Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to forestry.
Non-Departmental Output Expenses
Forestry: Operational management of the Crown's Forests
This category is limited to the purchase of forestry operation and management services.
Non-Departmental Other Expenses
Forestry: Grants and partnerships programmes
This category is limited to the use of initiatives and grants, and programmes to establish trees or build skills, capability and capacity in the forestry sector.

 

Forestry: Hill Country Erosion Fund
This category is limited to projects that protect erosion-prone hill country.
Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure
Forestry: Capital investment in the Crown's Forestry Assets
This category is limited to the purchase or planting of the Crown's Forestry assets.
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

158,144 158,144 267,909

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Forestry: Administration of Grants and Programmes 10,875 10,875 15,342
Forestry: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing 13,454 13,454 17,266
Forestry: Management of the Crown's Forestry Assets 2,766 2,766 2,712
Forestry: Policy Advice 7,711 7,711 8,117

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     
Forestry: Operational management of the Crown's Forests 87,006 87,006 92,379

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     
Forestry: Grants and partnerships programmes 19,107 19,107 90,582
Forestry: Hill Country Erosion Fund 4,125 4,125 6,111

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

     
Forestry: Capital investment in the Crown's Forestry Assets 13,100 13,100 35,400

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

34,202 34,202 43,166
Forestry: Administration of Grants and Programmes 10,682 10,682 15,238
Forestry: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing 13,268 13,268 17,234
Forestry: Management of the Crown's Forestry Assets 2,650 2,650 2,596
Forestry: Policy Advice 7,602 7,602 8,098

Revenue from Others

604 604 271
Forestry: Administration of Grants and Programmes 193 193 104
Forestry: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing 186 186 32
Forestry: Management of the Crown's Forestry Assets 116 116 116
Forestry: Policy Advice 109 109 19
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to support the growth and development of the forestry sector.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Reporting on an annual basis

Achieved Achieved Achieved

The Ministry for Primary Industries will assess the performance of this appropriation by monitoring the appropriation categories included within this MCA. The individual performance measures for this MCA are listed below in the relevant categories.

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Forestry: Administration of Grants and Programmes

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective administration and management of the Crown's interest in forests and forestry-related assets, and the purchase of forestry operation, management services and related forest asset expenditure for the Crown Forest Estate

     

Percentage of funding applications processed within timelines

100% 100% 100%

Forestry: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing

     

This category is intended to achieve the implementation of policy advice relating to forestry matters and Ministerial services

     

Percentage of ministerial requests from the Minister of Forestry completed to agreed standards

95% 95% 95%

Percentage of OIA, Privacy Act and Ombudsmen requests delivered within statutory timeframes

95% 95% 95%

Percentage of emissions returns for post 1989 forest land registered in the ETS are verified for accuracy of the unit being claimed

100% 100% 100%

Percentage of pre-approval inspections are undertaken to verify the information submitted in annual logging plans

100% 100% 100%

Forestry: Management of the Crown's Forestry Assets

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective administration and management of the Crown's interest in forests and forestry-related assets

     

Number of hectares of the Crown forestry managed estate surrendered or sold

Equal to or greater than 1,300 Equal to or greater than 1,300 Equal to or greater than 1,300

Percentage of forest management activities comply with all statutory requirements, lease agreements and other contractual arrangements as assessed by annual independent review of a sample of forests

100% 100% 100%

Percentage of costs and revenues are consistent with industry norms as assessed by annual independent review of a sample of forests

100% 100% 100%

Number of hectares contracted under commercial forest leases or forest joint ventures as part of the One Billion Trees programme

11,500 11,500 11,500

Forestry: Policy Advice

     

This category is intended to achieve the development and provision of policy advice relating to forestry matters

     

Technical quality assessment ofMPI policy advice on a scale of 1 to 10

7 7 7

The Minister of Forestry rates the quality of forestry policy advice provided as 8 or better on a scale of 1 to 10 via discussion with MPI officials

8 8 8

Total cost per output hour ($)

$158 $158 $158

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Forestry: Operational management of the Crown's Forests

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective purchase of forestry operations, management services, research and related forest asset expenditure including expenditure related to asset divestment

     

Manage contracts to supply planned cubic metres (m3) of logs within +/- 10%

852,000 852,000 852,000

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Forestry: Grants and partnerships programmes

     

The category is intended to achieve effective provision of grant funding and partnership agreements to stimulate growth in the forestry sector and promote sustainable land use

     

The number of hectares of trees contracted for planting through grants

4,900ha 4,900ha 20,000ha

The value of partnerships committed

$35 million $35 million $35 million

Forestry: Hill Country Erosion Fund

     

This category is intended to achieve effective provision of projects that protect erosion-prone hill country

     

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act as the amount of this annual appropriation category for non-departmental other expense is less than $5 million

Exempt Exempt Exempt

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Forestry: Capital investment in the Crown's Forestry Assets

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective purchase or planting of the Crown's forestry assets

     

Hectares contracted for planting over the 2020 planting season

7,000 7,000 8,000
Service Providers for the Multi-Category Appropriation
Provider 2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Estimated Actual
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Operational Management of the Crown Forest Estate & Capital Investment in the Crown's Forestry Assets

       
Non-Government Organisations - - -  
NZ Forest Managers 56,278 56,278 61,984 Annual contracts with 1-3 month termination
PF Olsen Limited 4,426 4,426 3,144 Annual contracts with 1-3 month termination
Northland Forest Managers - - - Annual contracts with 1-3 month termination
Fortus Forestry Limited 901 901 407 Annual contracts with 1-3 month termination
Ngati Porou Forests Limited 5,523 5,523 8,965 Annual contracts with 1-3 month termination
Taitokerau Forests Ltd 211 211 77 Annual contracts with 1-3 month termination
Other Providers 30,549 30,549 50,719 Annual contracts with 1-3 month termination
Crown Forestry 1,586 1,586 2,370 Annual contracts with 1-3 month termination
Woodnet 2005 Ltd 348 348 22 Annual contracts with 1-3 month termination
Interpine Group Ltd 284 284 91 Annual contracts with 1-3 month termination

Total

100,106

100,106

127,779

 

Hill Country Erosion Fund

       
Northland Regional Council 710 710 584 30 June 2020
Waikato Regional Council 224 224 606 30 June 2020
Taranaki Regional Council 280 280 389 30 June 2020
Gisborne Regional Council - 135 200 30 June 2020
Hawke's Bay Regional Council 91 91 995 30 June 2020
Malborough Regional Council 204 204 171 30 June 2020
Horizons Regional Council 1,450 1,450 1,216 30 June 2020
Nelson City Council 187 187 305 30 June 2020
Greater Wellington Regional Council 952 844 1,050 30 June 2020
Tasman City Council - - 150 30 June 2020
Southland Regional Council - - 150 30 June 2020
Environment Canterbury - - 295 30 June 2020
Other Provider 27 - - 30 June 2020

Total

4,125

4,125

6,111

30 June 2020

The table above shows the main service providers for these appropriations.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry for Primary Industries in its Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Transforming New Zealand Forestry: Growing a Vibrant and Inclusive Low-Emissions Economy 2019/20 - 11,012 11,849 14,343 13,798
Wilding Conifer Control - Protecting Farmland, Biodiversity and Iconic Landscapes 2019/20 - (10,500) (10,500) - -
Departmental Administration and Use Category for Departmental Resourcing to implement the provincial Growth Fund 2018/19 475 - - - -
One Billion Trees Fund: Policy and Design Recommendations 2018/19 50,605 84,625 97,916 - -
Creation of a new category within an appropriation & changes to Appropriations (Forestry: Grants and Partnerships Programmes) 2018/19 21,899 - - - -
The One Billion trees Programme: Actions and Decisions for implementation 2018/19 3,155 - - - -
Drawdown On Te Uru Rakau Tagged Contingency Funding 2018/19 6,404 - - - -
Establishing The Foundation for One Billion Trees 2018/19 2,367 2,318 670 670 -
Provincial Growth Fund - Tree Planting And Hill Country Erosion Programme Expansion 2018/19 22,773 29,482 10,986 66,068 -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2019/20 is mainly due to:

  • a decrease of $49.500 million in 2018/19 and increases of $25 million in 2019/20 and $24.5 million in 2020/21 to fund the expected uptake and increased activity levels within the Grants and Partnerships programme in 2019/20 and 2020/21
  • a decrease of $15 million in 2018/19 and an increase of $15 million in 2019/20 in the Capital investment in the Crown's Forestry Assets category to fund planting operations which cross financial years
  • $11.012 million increase in funding for the Transforming New Zealand Forestry initiative has increased the Forestry: Implementation of Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing category by $8.520 million and Forestry: Policy Advice category by $2.492 million
  • $5.285 million increase in forecast revenue and expenses associated with the management of the Crown's forests
  • $5.190 million increase to the Administration of Grants and Programmes appropriation category for the One Billion Trees Policy and Design recommendations, and
  • $2 million increase to the Hill Country Erosion Fund category for the establishment of the One Billion Trees programme.

Decreases in the appropriation for 2019/20 include:

  • $12.700 million of funding for Capital investments in Crown Forestry Assets which increased the 2018/19 baseline only, and
  • $6.404 million drawdown of the Te Uru Rakau contingency fund increased the Forestry: Implementation of Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing and Forestry: Policy Advice baselines by $4.091 million and $2.313 million respectively in 2018/19 only.

 

Last updated: 
Thursday, 30 May 2019