17 Office of the Governor

Agency Outline

The Office of the Governor supports the Governor in the performance of her constitutional, administrative, ceremonial and community responsibilities by:

       providing a high standard of policy advice and administrative support, including the organisation of constitutional and ceremonial duties and a program of community engagements;

       facilitating the efficient and effective interaction between the Office of the Governor, the Parliament, the Executive and the State Service; and

       maintaining the Government House estate.

The Office is focused on achieving, or assisting to achieve, the following major outcomes:

       safeguarding the integrity of the State's democratic system of government;

       promoting community involvement in government and understanding of the democratic process;

       promoting community understanding of the role of the Governor;

       fostering activities in rural areas through speeches, visits, functions and other events;

       encouraging the involvement of young people in the community;

       supporting activities which promote a multicultural, diverse and tolerant society;

       stimulating culture and the arts;

       promoting the State's exports and its tourism industry; and

       protecting and maintaining the heritage values of Government House and its grounds.

This chapter provides financial information for the Office of the Governor for 2017-18 and the Forward Estimates period (2018-19 to 2020-21). Further information on the Office is provided at www.govhouse.tas.gov.au.


 

Key Deliverables

The key deliverables for the Office of the Governor include:

       continuing support of the Governor's program of activities, with particular attention to the promotion of the State of Tasmania;

       preparing programs that bring a wide range of people to events at Government House;

       preparing programs that promote a wide understanding of the activities and role of the Governor and the Office of the Governor; and

       reviewing asset management, maintenance and restoration plans for the Government House estate.

Output Information

The individual Output of the Office of the Governor is provided under:

       Output Group 1 - The Office of the Governor.

Table 17.1 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for the Office of the Governor.

Table 17.1: Output Group Expense Summary

 

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

 

Budget)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

2020-21)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - The Office of the Governor

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Support for the Governor1

4 305)

4 384)

4 365)

4 423)

4 508)

 

4 305)

4 384)

4 365)

4 423)

4 508)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

4 305)

4 384)

4 365)

4 423)

4 508)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1. The increase in Support for the Governor in 2017‑18 reflects the provision of additional funding of $98 000 per annum to support security arrangements at Government House and $92 000 to upgrade security equipment in 2017-18.

 


 

Output Group 1: The Office of the Governor

1.1 Support for the Governor

This Output facilitates the efficient and effective interaction between the Office of the Governor, the Parliament, the Executive, the State Service and the Tasmanian community. This Output also facilitates cooperation between all arms of government and the community to promote the State of Tasmania to a widening range of international guests and other visitors to the State.

Performance Information Comments

The Office will successfully perform this Output by:

       meeting the expectations of the Governor in assisting her to meet her constitutional and legal responsibilities;

       meeting the expectations of the Governor and her spouse in the organisation of their official program and the administration of the household; and

       maintaining the Government House estate to a high standard.


 

Detailed Budget Statements

Table 17.2: Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

 

Budget)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

2020-21)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue - recurrent1

3 990)

4 069)

4 058)

4 116)

4 201)

Sales of goods and services

55)

55)

55)

55)

55)

Total revenue and other income from transactions

4 045)

4 124)

4 113)

4 171)

4 256)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits2

3 044)

3 217)

3 278)

3 322)

3 393)

Depreciation and amortisation

298)

298)

298)

298)

298)

Supplies and consumables3

932)

838)

758)

772)

786)

Other expenses

31)

31)

31)

31)

31)

Total expenses from transactions

4 305)

4 384)

4 365)

4 423)

4 508)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

(260)

(260)

(252)

(252)

(252)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(260)

(260)

(252)

(252)

(252)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other economic flows - other non-owner changes in equity

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in physical asset revaluation reserve

300)

300)

300)

300)

300)

Total other economic flows - other non-owner changes in equity

300)

300)

300)

300)

300)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

40)

40)

48)

48)

48)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. The increase in Appropriation revenue - recurrent in 2017‑18 reflects the provision of additional funding of $98 000 per annum to support security arrangements at Government House and $92 000 for security equipment upgrades in 2017‑18. This is offset by the cessation of one-off essential maintenance funding provided in 2016-17.

2. The increase in Employee benefits in 2017‑18 reflects the provision of additional funding of $98 000 per annum to support security arrangements at Government House.

3. The decrease in Supplies and consumables in 2017-18 reflects the cessation of one-off funding provided in the 2016‑17 Budget for essential estate maintenance. This is partially offset by one-off funding provided in 2017-18 for the purchase of new security equipment.

 


 

Table 17.3: Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

 

Budget)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

2020-21)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - The Office of the Governor

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Support for the Governor1

3 433)

3 492)

3 461)

3 507)

3 580)

 

3 433)

3 492)

3 461)

3 507)

3 580)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office of the Governor

 

 

 

 

 

Total Recurrent Services

3 433)

3 492)

3 461)

3 507)

3 580)

 

3 433)

3 492)

3 461)

3 507)

3 580)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserved by Law

 

 

 

 

 

Salary Her Excellency the Governor (Governor of Tasmania Act 1982)

542)

562)

582)

594)

606)

Salary The Administrator (Governor of Tasmania Act 1982, Section 5(1))

15)

15)

15)

15)

15)

 

557)

577)

597)

609)

621)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

3 990)

4 069)

4 058)

4 116)

4 201)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

3 990)

4 069)

4 058)

4 116)

4 201)

 

3 990)

4 069)

4 058)

4 116)

4 201)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1. The increase in Support for the Governor in 2017‑18 reflects the provision of additional funding of $98 000 per annum to support security arrangements at Government House and $92 000 to upgrade security equipment in 2017‑18.

 


 

Table 17.4: Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2017)

 

Budget)

2018)

 

Budget)

2019)

Forward)

Estimate)

2020)

Forward)

Estimate)

2021)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits

185)

231)

286)

341)

396)

Receivables

7)

15)

15)

15)

15)

 

192)

246)

301)

356)

411)

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment1

37 364)

31 993)

31 995)

31 997)

31 999)

Heritage and cultural assets

3 586)

3 586)

3 586)

3 586)

3 586)

Other assets

4)

3)

4)

5)

6)

 

40 954)

35 582)

35 585)

35 588)

35 591)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

41 146)

35 828)

35 886)

35 944)

36 002)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables2

99)

75)

77)

79)

81)

Employee benefits

505)

507)

515)

523)

531)

Total liabilities

604)

582)

592)

602)

612)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

40 542)

35 246)

35 294)

35 342)

35 390)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves

29 797)

24 549)

24 849)

25 149)

25 449)

Accumulated funds

10 745)

10 697)

10 445)

10 193)

9 941)

Total equity

40 542)

35 246)

35 294)

35 342)

35 390)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. The decrease in Property, plant and equipment in 2018 reflects the revaluation of Buildings as at 1 July 2015.

2. The decrease in Payables in 2018 reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2016 actuals.

 


 

Table 17.5: Statement of Cash Flows

 

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

 

Budget)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

2020-21)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts - recurrent1

3 990)

4 069)

4 058)

4 116)

4 201)

Sales of goods and services

55)

55)

55)

55)

55)

GST receipts

60)

60)

60)

60)

60)

Total cash inflows

4 105)

4 184)

4 173)

4 231)

4 316)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits2

(2 787)

(2 954)

(3 013)

(3 054)

(3 119)

Superannuation

(241)

(247)

(257)

(260)

(266)

GST payments

(60)

(60)

(60)

(60)

(60)

Supplies and consumables3

(931)

(837)

(757)

(771)

(785)

Other cash payments

(31)

(31)

(31)

(31)

(31)

Total cash outflows

(4 050)

(4 129)

(4 118)

(4 176)

(4 261)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

55)

55)

55)

55)

55)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

55)

55)

55)

55)

55)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

130)

176)

231)

286)

341)

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

185)

231)

286)

341)

396)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. The increase in Appropriation receipts - recurrent in 2017‑18 reflects the provision of additional funding of $98 000 per annum to support security arrangements at Government House and $92 000 to upgrade security equipment in 2017‑18. This is offset by the cessation of one-off essential maintenance funding provided in 2016-17.

2. The increase in Employee benefits in 2017‑18 reflects the provision of additional funding of $98 000 per annum to support security arrangements at Government House.

3. The decrease in Supplies and consumables in 2017-18 reflects the cessation of one-off funding provided in the 2016‑17 Budget for essential estate maintenance. This is partially offset by one-off funding provided in 2017-18 for the purchase of new security equipment.