4     2015‑16 Budget and Forward Estimates

Key Issues

·       The 2015‑16 Budget includes funding to implement all of the Government's Budget Initiatives, while still achieving significant improvements in the General Government Net Operating Balance and General Government Net Debt over the 2015‑16 Budget and Forward Estimates period.

·       Over the Budget and Forward Estimates period, expenditure growth has been constrained to a compound annual rate of 1.1 per cent (measured from the 2014‑15 Estimated Outcome), well below the expected annual revenue growth rate of 2.8 per cent over the same period and the long‑run annual revenue growth rate of 4.6 per cent.

·       In 2015‑16, the General Government Net Operating Balance is estimated to be a deficit of $58.5 million and, as at 30 June 2016, General Government Net Debt is estimated to be negative $252.6 million.

·       Total General Government expenses are anticipated to be $5 366.3 million in 2015‑16, an increase of $117 million or 2.2 per cent above the 2014‑15 budgeted expenses of $5 249.3 million.

 


Overview

This chapter includes the General Government Sector Financial Statements for the 2015‑16 Budget and Forward Estimates period and the Policy and Parameter Statement which reflects changes between the Budget and Forward Estimates reported in the 2014‑15 Budget Papers and the 2015‑16 Budget Papers.

The financial statements in this chapter have been prepared in accordance with the Uniform Presentation Framework (UPF). The statements present information for the 2014‑15 Budget and for the 2015‑16 Budget and Forward Estimates. Taxation information, required under the UPF, is provided in chapter 5 of this Budget Paper.

In accordance with the UPF, the final end of year results for the General Government Sector will be available in the Treasurer's Annual Financial Report 2014‑15, which will be publicly released by no later than 31 October 2015.


Government Financial Estimates

Tables 4.1 to 4.3 detail the Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement for the General Government Sector.

Table 4.1:          General Government Income Statement

 

2014-15)
)

Budget)

2015-16)
)

Budget)

2016-17)
Forward)

Estimate)

2017-18)
Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)
Forward)

Estimate)

 

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue from Transactions1

 

 

 

 

 

Grants2

 3 027.5)

 3 453.3)

 3 530.4)

 3 558.4)

 3 736.7)

Taxation

 983.2)

 1 027.1)

 1 041.7)

 1 059.1)

 1 080.1)

Sales of Goods and Services3

 354.1)

 357.8)

 355.1)

 362.7)

 367.9)

Fines and Regulatory Fees4

 103.3)

 96.1)

 97.8)

 91.7)

 86.6)

Interest Income

 15.9)

 16.7)

 16.4)

 19.3)

 20.5)

Dividend, Tax and Rate Equivalent Income5

 342.9)

 213.4)

 218.7)

 255.4)

 241.8)

Other Revenue4

 136.8)

 143.4)

 140.4)

 139.7)

 144.0)

 

 4 963.7)

 5 307.8)

 5 400.5)

 5 486.3)

 5 677.6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less Expenses from Transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee Expenses6

 2 137.0)

 2 237.3)

 2 230.1)

 2 271.1)

 2 317.4)

Superannuation7

 268.3)

 261.8)

 263.0)

 264.2)

 266.3)

Depreciation

 287.0)

 285.3)

 294.1)

 312.5)

 319.6)

Supplies and Consumables8

 1 083.9)

 1 059.0)

 1 062.4)

 1 079.5)

 1 075.4)

Nominal Superannuation Interest Expense

 283.1)

 285.7)

 292.7)

 299.1)

 304.7)

Borrowing Costs

 11.0)

 10.8)

 10.4)

 10.1)

 9.7)

Grant Expenses9

 1 148.3)

 1 200.6)

 1 125.1)

 1 141.6)

 1 183.6)

Other Expenses10

 30.5)

 25.8)

 21.2)

 20.1)

 18.4)

 

 5 249.3)

 5 366.3)

 5 299.0)

 5 398.3)

 5 495.2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equals NET OPERATING BALANCE

(285.6)

(58.5)

 101.5)

 88.0)

 182.4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plus Other Economic Flows - Included in Operating Result

 

 

 

 

 

Gain/(Loss) on Disposal of Non-Financial Assets

 11.3)

 11.1)

 10.7)

 10.8)

 10.8)

Movement in Investments in GBEs and SOCs11

(347.8)

 58.9)

 25.8)

 33.3)

 73.3)

Other Gains/(Losses)

(176.8)

(33.9)

(5.7)

 2.5)

(4.6)

 

(513.2)

 36.2)

 30.8)

 46.6)

 79.5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equals Operating Result

(798.8)

(22.4)

 132.3)

 134.6)

 261.9)

 

 

Table 4.1:          General Government Income Statement (continued)

 

2014‑15)
)

Budget)

2015‑16)
)

Budget)

2016‑17)
Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)
Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)
Forward)

Estimate)

 

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plus Other Economic Flows - Other Movements in Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Revaluations of Non-Financial Assets

 340.7)

 290.1)

 316.3)

 302.5)

 304.3)

Other Non-Owner Movements in Equity

 3.8)

 3.8)

 3.8)

(8.4)

(8.4)

 

 344.5)

 293.9)

 320.1)

 294.2)

 295.9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equals Comprehensive Result

(454.3)

 271.6)

 452.3)

 428.8)

 557.9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEY FISCAL AGGREGATES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET OPERATING BALANCE

(285.6)

(58.5)

 101.5)

 88.0)

 182.4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less Net Acquisition of Non-Financial Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of Non-Financial Assets12

 400.8)

 414.0)

 552.1)

 449.1)

 424.9)

Less Sale of Non-Financial Assets

 32.6)

 30.2)

 29.5)

 30.1)

 29.6)

Less Depreciation

 287.0)

 285.3)

 294.1)

 312.5)

 319.6)

 

 81.2)

 98.6)

 228.5)

 106.5)

 75.6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Equals FISCAL BALANCE

(366.8)

(157.1)

(127.0)

(18.6)

 106.9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Notes:

1.   Additional information on revenue estimates is provided in chapter 5 of this Budget Paper.

2.   The increase in Grants in 2015-16 and 2018-19 reflects increases in Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue and in some Payments for Specific Purposes. The movements in 2016-17 and 2017-18 are reflective of increased GST revenue partially offset by decreases in National Partnership Payments.

3.   The movement in Sales of Goods and Services primarily reflects updates to revenue estimates for the Tasmanian Health Service (THS) to align with the most recent funding agreements with non-government organisations and updates to own source revenue and revised Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) own source revenue estimates.

4.   The decrease in Fines and Regulatory Fees and increase in Other Revenue primarily reflect revised actuarial estimates for the Asbestos Compensation Fund and a reclassification of this revenue from Fines and Regulatory Fees to Other Revenue to better align with the audited financial statements.

5.   The decrease in Dividend, Tax and Rate Equivalent Income has largely been driven by the decision by the Motor Accidents Insurance Board to remit a Special Dividend in 2014‑15, together with a reduction in ordinary dividends from Hydro Tasmania from 2015‑16, driven by lower wholesale electricity prices reflecting the removal of carbon pricing and the softening of demand in the National Electricity Market.

6.   The increase in Employee Expenses in 2015‑16 primarily relates to additional funding for frontline health, Tasmanian Health Assistance Package and Rebuilding Health Services funding for elective surgery, activity based funding and block funding for the THS and National Partnership Agreement funding for the Department of Education. The reduction in Employee Expenses in 2016-17 primarily reflects a decrease of approximately $30 million in expenditure by the THS between 2015-16 and 2016-17. The main reasons for this reduction are the ceasing of Australian Government funding for Tasmanian Health Assistance Package (Elective Surgery) which funded additional employee expenses of $16.6 million in 2015-16; a reduction in salaries associated with Commonwealth Own Purpose Expenditure of $3.4 million; and a reduction in salaries associated with other National Partnership Agreements of $15.9 million.

7.   The movement in Superannuation reflects revised actuarial assessment for the Defined Benefits Scheme and agency expenditure estimates for accumulation scheme members.

8.   The movement in Supplies and Consumables primarily reflects revised rental cash flows for the parliament square project based on actual experience for 2013‑14 and 2014‑15 and the capitalisation of estimated leasehold improvements in Finance‑General (following completion of the sale and transfer of the land, estimated leasehold improvements will be capitalised in 2015‑16); and the reclassification of expenditure of $5 million relating to the Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment asset purchases in DHHS.

9.   The movement in Grant Expenses primarily reflects the expenditure of funds in THS in 2015‑16 carried forward from 2014‑15 of $32.5 million for Tasmanian Health Organisation cross border obligations to other jurisdictions. This is partially offset by a decrease over the Forward Estimates period for the Department of State Growth, which is primarily attributable to revised cash flows for grants to the Tasmanian Railway Pty Ltd, West Coast Wilderness Railway, the impact of National Partnership Payments, funding for the Academy of Creative Industries and Performing Arts project and the timing of initiatives funded through the 2015‑16 Budget.

10. The decrease in Other Expenses in 2015-16 primarily reflects cessation of one‑off expenditure in 2014-15. It includes expenditure of proceeds of sale from Hayes Prison Farm; a reduction in estimated expenditure from the Asbestos Compensation Scheme; and reallocation of expense categories by agencies to better reflect the nature of expenditure. The reduction in expenditure in 2016‑17 primarily reflects the cessation of one‑off expenditure associated with the Domain Highway of $4 million in 2015-16.

11. The increase in Movement in Investments in GBEs and SOCs reflects changes in the PNFC and PFC Sectors net assets for each year.

12. Additional information on agency 2015‑16 Budget Infrastructure Investment is provided in chapter 6 of this Budget Paper.


 

Table 4.2:          General Government Balance Sheet as at 30 June

 

2015)

 

Budget)

2016)

 

Budget)

2017)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and Deposits

 1 041.1)

 889.3)

 698.0)

 707.9)

 678.1)

Investments

 77.7)

 64.5)

 66.4)

 68.3)

 70.5)

Equity Investment in PNFC & PFC Sectors1

 4 331.7)

 4 515.0)

 4 570.8)

 4 626.6)

 4 722.3)

Other Equity Investments

 14.7)

 20.0)

 20.4)

 20.9)

 21.2)

Receivables

 304.3)

 331.5)

 326.4)

 323.2)

 320.9)

Other Financial Assets

 755.2)

 661.4)

 681.8)

 673.5)

 679.2)

 

 6 524.8)

 6 481.7)

 6 363.7)

 6 420.2)

 6 492.2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Financial Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Land and Buildings

 5 829.6)

 5 969.2)

 6 281.7)

 6 504.1)

 6 626.4)

Infrastructure

 4 634.4)

 4 668.9)

 4 916.3)

 5 115.5)

 5 380.1)

Plant and Equipment

 231.2)

 253.5)

 243.4)

 237.3)

 238.0)

Heritage and Cultural Assets

 485.0)

 490.6)

 502.8)

 515.0)

 527.2)

Investment Property

 11.9)

 19.0)

 19.2)

 19.5)

 19.8)

Intangibles

 35.1)

 45.4)

 46.4)

 44.8)

 41.7)

Assets Held for Sale

 10.9)

 7.0)

 6.0)

 5.1)

 4.1)

Other Non-Financial Assets

 36.9)

 30.7)

 30.5)

 28.4)

 28.9)

 

 11 274.9)

 11 484.2)

 12 046.3)

 12 469.7)

 12 866.2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Assets

 17 799.7)

 17 965.9)

 18 410.0)

 18 889.9)

 19 358.4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowings2

 930.6)

 701.3)

 550.2)

 470.1)

 255.7)

Superannuation

 5 448.0)

 5 470.5)

 5 592.1)

 5 701.4)

 5 795.2)

Employee Entitlements

 561.7)

 549.9)

 567.4)

 584.9)

 612.1)

Payables

 91.0)

 108.4)

 109.5)

 111.4)

 112.0)

Other Liabilities

 408.7)

 376.6)

 379.2)

 381.8)

 385.2)

Total Liabilities

 7 439.9)

 7 206.7)

 7 198.5)

 7 249.6)

 7 160.2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET ASSETS

 10 359.7)

 10 759.2)

 11 211.5)

 11 640.3)

 12 198.2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated Funds

 5 434.6)

 5 712.1)

 5 848.2)

 5 974.4)

 6 228.0)

Asset Revaluation Reserve

 4 925.2)

 5 047.1)

 5 363.4)

 5 665.9)

 5 970.2)

Total Equity

 10 359.7)

 10 759.2)

 11 211.5)

 11 640.3)

 12 198.2)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 4.2:          General Government Balance Sheet as at 30 June (continued)

 

2015)

 

Budget)

2016)

 

Budget)

2017)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET WORTH3

 10 359.7)

 10 759.2)

 11 211.5)

 11 640.3)

 12 198.2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET FINANCIAL WORTH4

(915.1)

(725.0)

(834.8)

(829.3)

(668.0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET FINANCIAL LIABILITIES5

 5 246.8)

 5 240.0)

 5 405.5)

 5 455.9)

 5 390.3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET DEBT6

(188.3)

(252.6)

(214.2)

(306.0)

(492.9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The Government's Equity Investment in PNFC & PFC Sectors is estimated to be $4 515 million as at 30 June 2016, an increase of $183.3 million from the 2014‑15 Budget estimate of $4 331.7 million as at 30 June 2015. The increase primarily reflects an increase in Net Assets for Hydro Tasmania, Motor Accidents Insurance Board, Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd, and Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd.

2.   The estimated Borrowings of $701.3 million as at 30 June 2016 includes an estimated end of year borrowing of $477.8 million to be undertaken on 30 June 2016. The end of year borrowing has no impact on the Government's Net Debt as the same amount will be borrowed and invested overnight on 30 June with the Tasmanian Public Finance Corporation, grossing up the amount of cash held and borrowings. Borrowings in 2015‑16 and the Forward Estimates period are lower compared to those published in the 2014‑15 Budget. This reduction is primarily due to an improved Consolidated Fund position in all years.

3.   Net Worth represents Total Assets less Total Liabilities.

4.   Net Financial Worth represents Financial Assets less Total Liabilities.

5.   Net Financial Liabilities represents Total Liabilities less Financial Assets, excluding Equity Investment in PNFC & PFC Sectors.

6.   Net Debt represents Borrowings less the sum of Cash and Deposits and Investments.

 

 


Table 4.3:          General Government Cash Flow Statement

 

2014-15)
)

Budget)

2015-16)
)

Budget)

2016-17)
Forward)

Estimate)

2017-18)
Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)
Forward)

Estimate)

 

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Receipts from Operating Activities

 

 

 

 

 

Grants Received

 3 027.5)

 3 452.2)

 3 530.4)

 3 558.4)

 3 736.7)

Taxation

 983.4)

 1 027.1)

 1 042.0)

 1 059.5)

 1 080.2)

Sales of Goods and Services

 353.8)

 356.4)

 355.1)

 360.8)

 365.1)

Fines and Regulatory Fees

 103.3)

 96.1)

 97.8)

 91.7)

 86.6)

Interest Received

 16.1)

 16.7)

 16.5)

 19.3)

 20.5)

Dividend, Tax and Rate Equivalents

 576.7)

 225.0)

 204.0)

 264.7)

 231.8)

Other Receipts

 305.9)

 313.2)

 312.5)

 313.9)

 320.2)

 

 5 366.7)

 5 486.8)

 5 558.3)

 5 668.3)

 5 841.0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Payments from Operating Activities

 

 

 

 

 

Employee Entitlements

(2 128.6)

(2 261.0)

(2 217.4)

(2 259.2)

(2 299.4)

Superannuation

(397.3)

(418.1)

(427.1)

(445.9)

(465.4)

Supplies and Consumables

(1 097.3)

(1 076.6)

(1 076.6)

(1 091.0)

(1 090.6)

Borrowing Costs

(10.8)

(10.9)

(10.4)

(10.0)

(9.9)

Grants and Subsidies Paid

(1 148.4)

(1 200.5)

(1 125.0)

(1 141.6)

(1 183.6)

Other Payments

(199.8)

(195.8)

(193.2)

(194.0)

(194.3)

 

(4 982.1)

(5 163.0)

(5 049.8)

(5 141.6)

(5 243.2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities

 384.6)

 323.8)

 508.6)

 526.7)

 597.9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net Cash Flows from Non-Financial Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of Non-Financial Assets

(400.3)

(410.4)

(546.1)

(442.1)

(417.8)

Sales of Non-Financial Assets

 36.8)

 30.2)

 29.5)

 30.1)

 29.6)

 

(363.5)

(380.3)

(516.6)

(412.0)

(388.2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Cash Flows from Financial Assets (Policy Purposes)

 

 

 

 

 

Equity Injections1

(42.8)

(53.7)

(30.4)

(22.8)

(22.8)

Net Advances Paid

(20.6)

(2.0)

(2.0)

(2.0)

(2.2)

 

(63.4)

(55.7)

(32.4)

(24.9)

(25.0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 4.3:          General Government Cash Flow Statement (continued)

 

2014‑15)
)

Budget)

2015‑16)
)

Budget)

2016‑17)
Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)
Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)
Forward)

Estimate)

 

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Cash Flows from Financial Assets (Liquidity Purposes)

0.7)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

0.7)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities

(426.2)

(435.9)

(549.0)

(436.9)

(413.2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Cash Flows from Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net Borrowing

(229.5)

(135.0)

(150.9)

(80.0)

(214.4)

 

(229.5)

(135.0)

(150.9)

(80.0)

(214.4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Increase/(Decrease) in Cash Held

(271.2)

(247.1)

(191.3)

 9.9)

(29.8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash at Beginning of the Year

 1 312.4)

 1 136.4)

 889.3)

 698.0)

 707.9)

Cash at End of the Year

 1 041.1)

 889.3)

 698.0)

 707.9)

 678.1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEY FISCAL AGGREGATES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities

 384.6)

 323.8)

 508.6)

 526.7)

 597.9)

Plus Net Cash Flows from Non-Financial Assets

(363.5)

(380.3)

(516.6)

(412.0)

(388.2)

Equals CASH SURPLUS/(DEFICIT)

 21.0)

(56.4)

(8.0)

 114.7)

 209.7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   The movement in Equity Injections primarily reflects Australian Government Grants for Tasmanian Railway Pty Ltd ($15 million per annum across the Forward Estimates), and Tasmanian Irrigation ($20.4 million in 2015‑16), as well as the Homeshare Program in the Department of Health and Human Services.


 

Policy and Parameter Statement

Introduction

The Policy and Parameter Statement (PPS) is a reconciliation of the major movements in the Net Operating Balance and the Fiscal Balance between two points in time. The movements reflect changes between the Budget and Forward Estimates reported in the 2014‑15 Budget Papers and the 2015‑16 Budget Papers.

The movements in the PPS are classified as revenue, expenses or net acquisition of non‑financial assets and then further categorised as a policy or parameter change. The classification of a variation as a policy or parameter change is a matter of judgment and it is recognised there may be some instances where part of a Government initiative may have both policy and parameter components. In exercising judgement, Treasury aims to ensure that Government decisions are made transparent.

Policy Variation

For the purpose of the PPS, a policy variation reflects a specific decision by the Government that has an impact on the Budget and Forward Estimates and is related to a new policy or represents a change in the Government's existing policy position since the previous Budget. A decision to change a Budget or Forward Estimate aggregate, which is consistent with an existing policy, is not a policy decision.

Parameter Variation

A parameter variation reflects changes to the Budget and Forward Estimates due to the economic environment, the agency operating environment or the timing of a transaction.

Parameter variations will reflect the impact of changes in taxes, grants or other income that do not arise because of a Government decision and demand and cost variations in agency service delivery, including the provision of indexation. Variations resulting from the rollover of a new Forward Estimate year and changes in accounting policies, such as a change in an agency depreciation policy, or the impact on estimates of a change in an Australian Accounting Standard are classified as parameter variations.

Table 4.4 provides a summary of the policy and parameter changes detailed in Table 4.5 that have impacted on the formulation of the 2015‑16 Budget since the 2014‑15 Budget.

Further Information

Additional information on revenue estimates is provided in chapter 5 of this Budget Paper. Additional information on agency expenditure estimates is included in the relevant agency chapters in Government Services Budget Paper No 2.

It should be noted that the estimates presented in the Policy and Parameter Statement were finalised prior to the release of the Australian Government's 2015‑16 Budget. Therefore, the movements included for Specific Purpose Payments and some National Partnership Payments may differ from those calculated using published Australia Government 2015‑16 Budget estimates.


Table 4.4:          Summary Policy and Parameter Statement, 2014‑15 to 2018‑19

 

2014‑15)

Estimated)

Outcome)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate1)

 

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

Forward Estimates (Net Operating Balance) as per the 2014‑15 Budget (A)

(285.6)

(125.2)

(125.3)

(118.0)

....)

Forward Estimates (Fiscal Balance) as per the 2014‑15 Budget (B)

(366.8)

(214.3)

(246.4)

(123.7)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

REVENUE

 

 

 

 

 

Policy Decisions

....)

1.6)

1.7)

1.7)

1.7)

Parameter Adjustments

116.9)

219.9)

268.9)

227.2)

....)

TOTAL REVENUE VARIATIONS (C)

116.9)

221.5)

270.5)

228.9)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

 

Policy Decisions

(7.4)

 86.8)

 61.8)

 45.5)

 49.0)

Parameter Adjustments

 24.8)

 68.0)

(18.0)

(22.7)

....)

TOTAL EXPENSES VARIATIONS (D)

 17.5)

 154.9)

 43.8)

 22.9)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET OPERATING BALANCE (A+C‑D)

(186.2)

(58.5)

 101.5)

 88.0)

 182.4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

less NET ACQUISITION OF NON‑FINANCIAL ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of Non‑Financial Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Total Policy Decisions

 0.3)

 35.8)

 78.7)

 33.4)

 31.2)

Total Parameter Adjustments

(110.6)

(40.0)

 28.9)

 81.4)

....)

 

(110.3)

 (4.2)

 107.6)

 114.7)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less Sale of Non‑Financial Assets

 7.9)

(3.5)

 1.8)

(0.4)

....)

Less Depreciation ‑ Total Parameter Adjustments

0.2)

(10.2)

(1.6)

14.2)

....)

NET ACQUISITION OF NON‑FINANCIAL ASSETS VARIATIONS (E)

(118.4)

 9.4)

 107.3)

 100.9)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

FISCAL BALANCE (B+C‑D‑E)

(148.9)

(157.1)

(127.0)

(18.6)

106.9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   Parameter adjustments for 2018‑19 are not reflected in the Table as the 2018‑19 Forward Estimate was not published in the 2014‑15 Budget. However, policy adjustments are reflected to show their full impact on the Budget and Forward Estimates.

 


 

Table 4.5:          Policy and Parameter Statement 2014‑15 to 2018‑19

 

2014‑15)

Estimated)

Outcome)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate1)

 

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

Forward Estimates (Net Operating Balance) as per the 2014‑15 Budget (A)

(285.6)

(125.2)

(125.3)

(118.0)

....)

Forward Estimates (Fiscal Balance) as per the 2014‑15 Budget (B)

(366.8)

(214.3)

(246.4)

(123.7)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue from Transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Policy Decisions

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Compliance

....)

1.2)

1.2)

1.2)

1.2)

Unexplained Wealth Legislation Implementation - Revenue

....)

 0.4)

 0.5)

 0.5)

 0.5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Policy Decisions

....)

1.6)

1.7)

1.7)

1.7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parameter Adjustments

 

 

 

 

 

Taxation

 

 

 

 

 

Betting Exchange Taxes and Levies

....)

0.2)

(0.2)

(0.2)

....)

Casino Tax and Licence Fees

....)

0.5)

1.0)

1.5)

....)

Duties2

20.7)

20.4)

7.0)

6.4)

....)

Guarantee Fees

(0.6))

(7.2))

(13.2)

(12.4)

....)

Land Tax

2.1)

1.9)

1.9)

1.8)

....)

Lottery Tax

(1.0))

(1.2))

(1.4)

(1.6)

....)

Motor Taxation

....)

....)

....)

(0.1)

....)

Payroll Tax

(6.6))

(9.0))

(9.4)

(10.1)

....)

Racing and Gaming Taxes

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

State Fire Commission Operating Account3

....)

(0.1)

(0.5)

(0.4)

....)

Totalizator Wagering Levy

(0.1))

(0.1)

(0.1)

(0.1)

....)

Vehicle Registration Fees

0.6)

1.1)

1.7)

2.4)

....)

 

15.2)

6.7)

(13.0)

(12.8)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividend, Tax and Rate Equivalent Income

 

 

 

 

 

Dividend Income

 

 

 

 

 

Aurora Energy Pty Ltd

....)

 13.2)

 13.7)

 12.9)

....)

Hydro Tasmania

(7.5)

 13.6)

 6.4)

(48.3)

....)

Motor Accidents Insurance Board

 1.6)

 5.7)

 6.2)

 6.1)

....)

Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd

....)

(20.7)

(28.8)

(4.5)

....)

Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd

....)

....)

....)

 2.8)

....)

Tasmanian Public Finance Corporation

 0.3)

(1.7)

(0.6)

(0.6)

....)

The Public Trustee

 0.3)

 0.1)

 0.1)

 0.1)

....)

 

(5.3)

 10.1)

(3.0)

(31.5)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

)


 

Table 4.5:          Policy and Parameter Statement 2014‑15 to 2018‑19 (continued)

 

2014‑15)

Estimated)

Outcome)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate1)

 

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

Income Tax Equivalents

 

 

 

 

 

Aurora Energy Pty Ltd

7.1)

6.5)

6.2)

6.2)

....)

Forestry Tasmania

5.2)

4.2)

1.4)

(2.2)

....)

Hydro Tasmania

(0.6)

17.2)

27.3)

19.2)

....)

Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd

....)

0.4)

0.7)

0.7)

....)

Motor Accidents Insurance Board

4.5)

4.2)

5.5)

6.8)

....)

Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd

15.5)

18.2)

11.8)

3.1)

....)

Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd

(0.8)

1.0)

1.3)

2.0)

....)

Tasmanian Public Finance Corporation

1.7)

0.6)

0.6)

....)

....)

The Public Trustee

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

TT‑Line Company Pty Ltd

(1.1)

(3.9)

4.1)

2.7)

....)

 

 31.5)

 48.3)

 59.0)

 38.4)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

)

Total Dividend, Tax and Rate Equivalent Income

 26.2)

 58.4)

 56.0)

 7.0)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

)

Interest Income

 2.3)

 0.3)

 1.1)

 5.0)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

)

Australian Government Grants

 

 

 

 

)

General Purpose Payments

 

 

 

 

)

GST Revenue

 37.0)

 150.9)

 212.4)

 220.4)

....)

 

 37.0)

 150.9)

 212.4)

 220.4)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Partnership Payments

 

 

 

 

 

Community Services (including Disability)

13.4)

2.0)

4.1)

4.2)

....)

Education

2.6)

10.9)

2.1)

2.1)

....)

Environment

8.5)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Housing

4.4)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Healthcare

19.6)

(36.5)

0.4)

....)

....)

Infrastructure

(44.7)

19.2)

(7.1)

(9.6)

....)

Other Services

0.7)

0.1)

(1.2)

0.1)

....)

Skills and Workforce Development

(0.2)

0.3)

....)

....)

....)

 

4.3)

(4.0)

(1.7)

(3.2)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 4.5:          Policy and Parameter Statement 2014‑15 to 2018‑19 (continued)

 

2014‑15)

Estimated)

Outcome)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate1)

 

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)


 

 

 

 

 

 

Specific Purpose Payments

 

 

 

 

)

Students First

22.6)

14.1)

13.6)

4.7)

....)

National Health Reform

4.1)

4.3)

4.4)

4.5)

....)

 

26.7)

18.4)

17.9)

9.2)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

)

Other Australian Government Grants4

(2.4)

(13.1)

(1.5)

3.0)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Australian Government Grants

 65.6)

 152.2)

 227.1)

 229.4)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agency Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

Education

(1.7)

(8.4)

(8.7)

(7.8)

....)

Finance-General

1.3)

0.3)

0.2)

0.2)

....)

Health and Human Services

1.5)

0.3)

(0.4)

0.2)

....)

Justice

(1.8)

(1.1)

(1.2)

(1.4)

....)

Police and Emergency Management

3.7)

1.6)

1.7)

0.5)

....)

Premier and Cabinet

(0.8)

(1.7)

(1.9)

(1.9)

....)

Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

2.8)

1.3)

1.2)

0.9)

....)

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

....)

(1.0)

(1.1)

(1.1)

....)

State Fire Commission

0.2)

0.3)

0.3)

0.2)

....)

State Growth

(3.3)

(1.5)

(0.6)

0.1)

....)

TasTAFE

(1.2)

(1.8)

(1.7)

(1.6)

....)

Tasmanian Audit Office

0.2)

0.1)

....)

0.1)

....)

Tasmanian Health Service (Tasmanian Health Organisations)

6.2)

13.7)

9.9)

10.2)

....)

Treasury and Finance

0.6)

0.4)

(0.1)

0.1)

....)

Total Agency Revenue

 7.6)

 2.3)

(2.3)

(1.4)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Parameter Adjustments

116.9)

219.9)

268.9)

227.2)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL REVENUE VARIATIONS (C)

116.9)

221.5)

270.5)

228.9)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 4.5:          Policy and Parameter Statement 2014‑15 to 2018‑19 (continued)

 

2014‑15)

Estimated)

Outcome)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate1)

 

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from Transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Policy Decisions5

 

 

 

 

 

Agency Expenditure

 

 

 

 

 

Director of Public Prosecutions

 

 

 

 

 

Unexplained Wealth Legislation Implementation

....)

 0.3)

 0.4)

 0.4)

 0.4)

 

....)

 0.3)

 0.4)

 0.4)

 0.4)

Finance-General

 

 

 

 

 

First Home Builder Boost

....)

 4.6)

 0.7)

 0.1)

....)

Local Government - Voluntary Amalgamations

....)

 0.4)

....)

....)

....)

Duties Related Ex-Gratia Payments

....)

 17.9)

....)

....)

....)

Whole-of-Government Radio Network Saving

....)

(18.0)

(10.0)

....)

....)

 

....)

 4.8)

(9.3)

 0.1)

....)

Health and Human Services and

Tasmanian Health Service

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Funding to Frontline Health

....)

 25.0)

 25.0)

 25.0)

 25.0)

Building a Joined Up Human Support System

....)

 0.6)

 0.6)

....)

....)

Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services

....)

 0.6)

 0.6)

 0.6)

 0.6)

Equal Remuneration Order (ERO) Costs

....)

....)

....)

....)

 7.6)

Ice and Other Drugs Strategy

....)

 1.0)

 0.8)

 0.8)

 0.8)

North West Regional Cancer Centre

....)

 2.5)

 3.0)

 4.5)

 4.5)

Patient Transport to Support OneHealth

....)

 2.0)

 4.0)

 4.0)

 4.0)

 

....)

 31.7)

 34.0)

 34.9)

 42.5)

House of Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Support for Parliamentary Processes

....)

 0.2)

 0.3)

 0.3)

 0.3)

 

....)

 0.2)

 0.3)

 0.3)

 0.3)

Integrity Commission

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustment of Savings Requirement

....)

 0.1)

 0.1)

 0.1)

 0.1)

Review Costs

....)

 0.1)

....)

....)

....)

Temporary Extension of Board Funding6

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

....)

 0.2)

 0.1)

 0.1)

 0.1)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 4.5:          Policy and Parameter Statement 2014‑15 to 2018‑19 (continued)

 

2014‑15)

Estimated)

Outcome)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate1)

 

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justice

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Funding for Crown Law

....)

 0.3)

 0.3)

 0.3)

 0.3)

Implement Reforms to Improve the Effectiveness of the Response to Family Violence

....)

 0.2)

 0.2)

 0.2)

 0.2)

Investigation into the Establishment of a Single Tribunal in Tasmania7

....)

 0.1)

....)

....)

....)

Mental Health Support

....)

 0.5)

 0.5)

 0.5)

 0.5)

Planning Reform8

....)

 1.3)

 0.4)

....)

....)

Victims Support Service

....)

 0.1)

 0.1)

 0.1)

 0.1)

 

....)

 2.4)

 1.5)

 1.0)

 1.0)

Legislative Council

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Support for Parliamentary Processes

....)

....)

 0.1)

 0.1)

 0.1)

 

....)

....)

 0.1)

 0.1)

 0.1)

Legislature-General

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Support for Parliamentary Processes

....)

 0.2)

 0.2)

 0.2)

 0.2)

 

....)

 0.2)

 0.2)

 0.2)

 0.2)

Ministerial and Parliamentary Support

 

 

 

 

 

Structural Budget Issues and Increased International Engagement

....)

 0.8)

 0.8)

 0.8)

 0.8)

 

....)

 0.8)

 0.8)

 0.8)

 0.8)

Office of the Ombudsman

 

 

 

 

 

Tasmanian Custodial Inspector - Implementation Planning

....)

 0.2)

....)

....)

....)

 

....)

 0.2)

....)

....)

....)

Police and Emergency Management

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Alert

....)

 0.7)

 0.2)

 0.2)

 0.2)

 

....)

 0.7)

 0.2)

 0.2)

 0.2)


Premier and Cabinet

 

 

 

 

 

Burnie Tennis Courts

....)

 0.3)

....)

....)

....)

Community Participation and Appeals Program

....)

 0.1)

 0.1)

 0.1)

 0.1)


 

Table 4.5:          Policy and Parameter Statement 2014‑15 to 2018‑19 (continued)

 

2014‑15)

Estimated)

Outcome)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate1)

 

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier and Cabinet (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Food Relief Distribution

....)

 0.3)

 0.3)

 0.3)

 0.3)

Hobart Pedestrian Bridge

 1.2)

 2.0)

 3.0)

 1.8)

....)

Our Watch9

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Silverdome - Operating Support

....)

 0.6)

....)

....)

....)

 

 1.2)

 3.3)

 3.5)

 2.3)

 0.5)

Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

 

 

 

 

 

Increasing Biosecurity Services with Detector Dog Teams

....)

 0.5)

 0.5)

 0.5)

 0.5)

Racing Integrity

....)

 0.2)

 0.2)

 0.2)

 0.2)

West Coast Job Creation Package10

 0.5)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 0.5)

 0.7)

 0.7)

 0.7)

 0.7)

State Growth

 

 

 

 

 

Business Events Strategy

....)

 0.1)

 0.1)

 0.1)

 0.1)

Business and Jobs Attraction and Population Growth Initiative

....)

 4.0)

 4.0)

....)

....)

Caterpillar Transition Taskforce

....)

 3.0)

....)

....)

....)

Forestry Reform Implementation

....)

 0.2)

 0.1)

....)

....)

Forward Planning for Roads

....)

....)

 0.5)

 0.5)

 0.5)

Growing the Visitor Economy

....)

 1.0)

 1.0)

 1.0)

....)

International Shipping Saving

(11.0)

(11.0)

(11.0)

....)

....)

Masters Games

....)

 0.3)

 0.3)

 0.3)

....)

Mining for Tasmania's Future Policy

....)

 0.3)

....)

....)

 0.3)

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator Revenue Transfer

....)

 0.2)

....)

....)

....)

Office of the Coordinator-General - International Engagement, Investment Attraction and Facilitation, and Northern Cities Major Development Initiatives

....)

 1.5)

 0.8)

 0.5)

 0.5)

Premier's Literary Prizes11

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Prosser River Entrance Stabilisation - Stage 1

....)

 0.5)

....)

....)

....)

Public Transport Bus Services Procurement

....)

 0.5)

 0.5)

 0.2)

 0.1)


 

Table 4.5:          Policy and Parameter Statement 2014‑15 to 2018‑19 (continued)

 

2014‑15)

Estimated)

Outcome)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate1)

 

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Growth (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery12

....)

 0.3)

 0.3)

 0.3)

 0.4)

Rail Infrastructure

....)

 29.9)

 29.9)

....)

....)

Regional Events Start-up Program

....)

 0.3)

 0.2)

 0.2)

....)

Regional Revival Fund - New Projects Investment

....)

 5.0)

....)

....)

....)

Regional Tourism Organisations

....)

 0.2)

 0.2)

 0.2)

 0.2)

Serco Contact Centre Industry Support Package

....)

 0.3)

 0.2)

....)

....)

St Helens Barway Stabilisation - Stage 1

....)

 0.6)

 0.6)

....)

....)

Support to Local Councils for Transport Infrastructure

....)

 2.0)

....)

....)

....)

TMAG Operating Support Costs

....)

 0.5)

 0.3)

....)

....)

UXC Enterprise Development Centre

....)

 0.7)

 0.4)

....)

....)

Chinese Presidential Visit

 1.1)

....)

....)

....)

....)

West Coast Job Creation Package

 0.8)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

(9.1)

 40.2)

 28.2)

 3.2)

 2.0)

Tasmanian Audit Office

 

 

 

 

 

Probity/Cross Sector Reviews

....)

 0.1)

 0.1)

 0.1)

 0.1)

 

....)

 0.1)

 0.1)

 0.1)

 0.1)

Tourism Tasmania

 

 

 

 

 

Tourism Marketing

....)

 1.0)

 1.0)

 1.0)

....)

 

....)

 1.0)

 1.0)

 1.0)

....)

Treasury and Finance

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Compliance

....)

 0.1)

 0.2)

 0.2)

 0.2)

 

....)

 0.1)

 0.2)

 0.2)

 0.2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Policy Decisions

(7.4)

 86.8)

 61.8)

 45.5)

 49.0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parameter Adjustments

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 0.2)

(10.2)

(1.6)

 14.2)

....)

Nominal Superannuation Interest Expense

(14.9)

(5.9)

(6.4)

(7.0)

....)

Borrowing Costs

(0.1)

 0.2)

 0.1)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 4.5:          Policy and Parameter Statement 2014‑15 to 2018‑19 (continued)

 

2014‑15)

Estimated)

Outcome)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate1)

 

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agency Expenditure

 

 

 

 

 

Director of Public Prosecutions

1.2)

0.2)

....)

....)

....)

Education

11.9

23.5)

11.4)

0.3)

....)

Finance-General

(1.6)

(39.8)

(37.2)

(29.0)

....)

Health and Human Services

(1.9)

(29.5)

(30.9)

(36.8)

....)

House of Assembly

0.2)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Inland Fisheries Service

....)

....)

0.1)

....)

....)

Justice

4.7)

....)

(0.1)

(0.1)

....)

Legislative Council

0.1)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Legislature-General

0.3)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Ministerial and Parliamentary Support

0.7)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Office of the Governor

0.2)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Office of the Ombudsman

....)

0.1)

....)

....)

....)

Police and Emergency Management

2.9)

3.1)

0.7)

0.5)

....)

Premier and Cabinet

0.5)

(0.7)

(4.2)

(3.6)

....)

Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

5.0)

1.2)

0.9)

0.2)

....)

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

....)

(0.2)

(0.7)

(0.6)

....)

State Fire Commission

 3.6)

 1.8)

 3.0)

 2.8)

....)

State Growth

(25.1)

9.7)

(15.3)

(18.2)

....)

TasTAFE

(0.3)

(7.0)

(5.0)

(4.8)

....)

Tasmanian Audit Office

....)

0.1)

0.1)

0.2)

....)

Tasmanian Health Service (Tasmanian Health Organisations)

31.3)

109.2)

46.2)

50.6)

....)

Treasury and Finance

(0.5)

(0.1)

(0.4)

(0.4)

....)

Other13

6.2)

12.7)

21.5)

9.1)

....)

Total Agency Expenditure

 39.6)

 84.0)

(10.0)

(29.9)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Parameter Adjustments

 24.8)

 68.0)

(18.0)

(22.7)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL EXPENSES FROM TRANSACTIONS VARIANCE (D)

 17.5)

 154.9)

 43.8)

 22.9)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 4.5:          Policy and Parameter Statement 2014‑15 to 2018‑19 (continued)

 

2014‑15)

Estimated)

Outcome)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate1)

 

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET OPERATING BALANCE14

(186.2)

(58.5)

 101.5)

 88.0)

 182.4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

less NET ACQUISITION OF NON-FINANCIAL ASSETS FROM TRANSACTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of Non-Financial Assets from Transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Policy Decisions15

 

 

 

 

 

Education

 

 

 

 

 

Dunalley Primary School

....)

 1.0)

....)

....)

....)

Kings Meadows High School

....)

 1.0)

 4.0)

....)

....)

LINC Tasmania Burnie

....)

 0.8)

 2.0)

....)

....)

Latrobe High School

....)

 2.0)

 8.0)

....)

....)

Parklands High School

....)

 0.2)

 4.8)

....)

....)

Prospect High School

....)

 0.5)

 8.0)

....)

....)

Riverside High School

....)

....)

....)

 2.4)

 7.2)

School of Special Education North

....)

 2.6)

....)

....)

....)

School of Special Education North West

....)

 3.7)

....)

....)

....)

Smithton High School

....)

 1.4)

 5.6)

....)

....)

Taroona High School

....)

 2.1)

....)

....)

....)

 

....)

 15.3)

 32.4)

 2.4)

 7.2)

Health and Human Services

 

 

 

 

 

Health Transport and Coordination Infrastructure

....)

....)

 5.0)

 5.0)

....)

Hospital and Health Centre Maintenance

....)

 3.3)

 4.3)

 0.8)

....)

Launceston General Hospital Allied Health Clinics

....)

 3.0)

....)

....)

....)

North West Youth Accommodation and Training Facility

....)

....)

 1.5)

 4.5)

....)

Northern Suburbs Community Centre

....)

 0.1)

 0.9)

 0.7)

....)

St Helens Hospital Redevelopment

....)

....)

....)

....)

 4.0)

 

....)

 6.4)

 11.7)

 11.0)

 4.0)

Justice

 

 

 

 

 

Jefferson Audio Video System (JAVS) Upgrade

....)

 0.5)

....)

....)

....)

 

....)

 0.5)

....)

....)

....)


 

Table 4.5:          Policy and Parameter Statement 2014‑15 to 2018‑19 (continued)

 

2014‑15)

Estimated)

Outcome)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate1)

 

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police and Emergency Management

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Services Computer Aided Dispatch System

....)

 6.6)

 8.6)

....)

....)

Upgrade Police Housing

....)

 1.0)

 1.0)

....)

....)

 

....)

 7.6)

 9.6)

....)

....)

Premier and Cabinet

 

 

 

 

 

Silverdome - Maintenance

....)

 0.5)

....)

....)

....)

 

....)

 0.5)

....)

....)

....)

Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

 

 

 

 

 

Increasing Biosecurity Capability

....)

 1.0)

 1.0)

....)

....)

Parks High Priority Maintenance and Infrastructure

....)

 4.0)

 4.0)

....)

....)

West Coast Job Creation Package

 0.3)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 0.3)

 5.0)

 5.0)

....)

....)

State Growth

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Cities Major Development Initiative

....)

 ....)

 20.0)

 20.0)

 20.0)

TMAG Building Roof Maintenance

....)

 0.5)

....)

....)

....)

 

....)

0.5)

 20.0)

 20.0)

20.0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Policy Decisions

 0.3)

 35.8)

 78.7)

 33.4)

 31.2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parameter Adjustments

 

 

 

 

 

Education

(13.9)

 9.4)

(0.7)

(0.7)

....)

Finance-General

(5.9)

1.3

29.6

(1.0)

....)

Health and Human Services

(62.5)

(65.5)

3.4

121.1

....)

Justice

(1.6)

 0.9)

....)

....)

....)

Marine and Safety Tasmania

....)

 1.1)

 0.6)

....)

....)

Police and Emergency Management

(0.5)

 0.5)

....)

....)

....)

Premier and Cabinet

(0.6)

 1.1)

(0.2)

(0.1)

....)

Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

(6.7)

 3.9)

(2.1)

(2.1)

....)

State Fire Commission

....)

(1.5)

(0.1)

(0.1)

....)

State Growth

(25.0)

 27.2)

 2.0)

....)

....)

TasTAFE

....)

 0.6)

 0.8)

 1.1)

....)


 

Table 4.5:          Policy and Parameter Statement 2014‑15 to 2018‑19 (continued)

 

2014‑15)

Estimated)

Outcome)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m)

$m1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parameter Adjustments (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

Tasmanian Audit Office

....)

 0.1)

(0.1)

(0.1)

....)

Tasmanian Health Service (Tasmanian Health Organisations)

 8.1)

 0.7)

 0.7)

 0.8)

....)

Tourism Tasmania

(1.7)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Treasury and Finance

(0.3)

 0.2)

(0.1)

(0.1)

....)

Provision for Future Infrastructure Investment

....)

(20.0)

(5.0)

(37.4)

....)

Total Parameter Adjustments

(110.6)

(40.0)

 28.9)

 81.4)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Purchases of Non‑Financial Assets from Transactions (E)

(110.3)

 (4.2)

 107.6)

 114.7)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less Sale of Non‑Financial Assets from transactions (F)

 7.9)

(3.5)

 1.8)

(0.4)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less Depreciation - Total Parameter Adjustments (G)

 0.2)

(10.2)

(1.6)

 14.2)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL NET ACQUISITION OF NON-FINANCIAL ASSETS FROM TRANSACTIONS VARIANCE (H)16

(118.4)

 9.4)

 107.3)

 100.9)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

FISCAL BALANCE17

(148.9)

(157.1)

(127.0)

(18.6)

106.9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Notes:

1.   Parameter adjustments for 2018‑19 are not reflected in the Table as the 2018‑19 Forward Estimate was not published in the 2014‑15 Budget. However, policy adjustments are reflected to show the full impact on the Budget and Forward Estimates.

2.   Duties reflects changes in estimates for Conveyance Duty, Motor Vehicle Duty and Insurance Duty.

3.   The minor movements in the State Fire Commission Operating Account reflect revisions to the estimated income to be received from the Motor Vehicle Fire Levy.

4.   The decrease in Other Australian Government Grants reflects movements in revenue for Commonwealth Own Purpose Expenses, primarily the reclassification of revenue for Highly Specialised Drugs, in the Tasmanian Health Service.

5.   For further information on expense policy decisions refer to the section following this table or the relevant agency chapter in Government Services Budget Paper No 2.

6.   An amount of $43 000 in 2015‑16 is provided to the Integrity Commission for a temporary extension of board funding.

7.   An amount of $22 000 in 2016‑17 is provided to the Department of Justice for an investigation into the establishment of a single tribunal in Tasmania.

8.   From 2017‑18, funding of $445 000 per annum will be reallocated from the Tasmanian Planning Commission to continue this initiative.

9.   An amount of $22 000 per annum from 2015‑16 is provided to the Department of Premier and Cabinet for Our Watch.

10. Total expenditure of $1.7 million ($1.4 million expense and $270 000 capital) for the West Coast Job Creation Package was included for the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment in the 2014‑15 Revised Estimates Report. However, the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment has advised that it expects to spend $815 000 of this amount in 2014-15 ($545 000 expense and $270 000 capital). The balance is expected to be spent in 2015‑16 and is included as an agency parameter adjustment.

11. An amount of $40 000 in 2015‑16 and 2017‑18 is provided to the Department of State Growth for Premier's Literary Prizes.

12. Additional funding has been provided to the Department of State Growth to meet costs associated with existing funding provided to the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery under the Deed Agreement with Launceston Council.

13. The movement in Other primarily reflects adjustments to eliminations and indexation as well as cost estimates associated with the State's superannuation expense and liability.

14. Net Operating Balance is equal to A + C ‑ D.

15. For further information on Non-Financial Asset policy decisions refer to chapter 6 of this Budget Paper.

16. Total Net Acquisition of Non‑Financial Assets is equal to E ‑ F ‑ G.

17. Fiscal Balance is equal to B + C ‑ D ‑ H.


 

Major Revenue Variations

Policy Decisions

Revenue Compliance

This initiative, administered by the Department of Treasury and Finance, involves the appointment of two additional revenue compliance inspectors to enable the Compliance Section of the State Revenue Office to accelerate the audit of compliance targets, thereby protecting and improving the State's revenue base, and ensuring that the correct amount of taxation revenue is being collected from taxpayers. Activity will primarily be focussed in the areas of land and payroll tax, adopting a risk management framework. This revenue policy decision reflects estimated additional tax revenues arising from taxpayers more fully complying with their tax obligations.

Unexplained Wealth Legislation Implementation - Revenue

This initiative, administered by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, contributes to the disruption of serious and organised crime through the enforcement of Unexplained Wealth legislation and the prosecution of crimes. This revenue policy decision reflects estimated additional revenues arising from an increased number of unexplained wealth investigations and prosecutions.

Parameter Adjustments

Duties

The increase in Duties is primarily due to increases from conveyances due to higher activity in the property market and an increased provision for duties from corporate reconstructions.

Guarantee Fees

Guarantee Fees decrease across all years, largely driven by the outcomes of the Capital Structure Review of the State‑owned electricity businesses together with changes to Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd's Guarantee Fee assumptions, particularly relating to a portion of long‑term debt that will be refinanced in 2017.

Payroll Tax

Payroll Tax receipts in 2014‑15 are estimated to be $6.6 million lower than expected in the 2014‑15 Budget. This results in a lower base from which the 2015‑16 Budget and Forward Estimates have been developed, resulting in a $28.5 million reduction in Payroll Tax for 2015‑16 to 2017‑18.

Since the 2014‑15 Budget was developed, the level of employment in Tasmania has been higher than expected, however this has not flowed through to Payroll Tax receipts. This would suggest that most of the growth in employment has occurred in businesses that do not incur a Payroll Tax liability.


 

Dividend, Tax and Rate Equivalent Income

Aurora Energy Pty Ltd's Dividends and Income Tax Equivalents reflect revised assumptions of customer retention and churn over the period relative to the 2014‑15 Budget.

Hydro Tasmania's returns over the period are expected to be more consistent, but at a lower level in 2017‑18, than estimated in the 2014‑15 Budget. This reflects the progressive implementation of the Government's revised strategy for the business, including the outcomes of the Capital Structure Review.

Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd commenced operations on 1 July 2014 taking over the network operations of Aurora Energy Pty Ltd and Transend Networks Pty Ltd. The movement in Dividends and Income Tax Equivalents from Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd across the Forward Estimates reflects revised financial forecasts given greater certainty in the Company's operations since its establishment, the outcomes of the capital structure review of the State‑owned electricity businesses, the staged implementation in Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd of the revised Dividend policy and the forecast outcome of the Australian Energy Regulator's Distribution Revenue Reset that will take effect from 1 July 2017.

The Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd has revised its forecast Dividends and Income Tax Equivalents due to increased freight volumes driving increased profit forecasts from 2016‑17.

Forestry Tasmania is now forecasting nil Income Tax Equivalents from 2015‑16 to 2018‑19, reflecting a change in its policy regarding the recognition of future tax benefits relating to forecast losses. The variations in the table reflect the adjustment of returns to this nil Income Tax Equivalents position from a negative position.

The reduction in Income Tax Equivalents from TT‑Line Company Pty Ltd in 2015‑16 reflects an expected one‑off negative impact of vessel revaluation calculations in that year, as well as the impact of annual exchange rate movements, which affect the vessel valuations.

GST Revenue

The movement in GST reflects estimates and assumptions regarding the size of the GST pool, Tasmania's population and its GST relativity. The per capita relativity used for 2015-16 is the relativity recommended by the Commonwealth Grants Commission and determined by the Australian Treasurer. The per capita relativities from 2016-17 onwards are based on modelling by the Department of Treasury and Finance. For more information on GST receipts, refer to chapter 5 of this Budget Paper.

National Partnership Payments

The increase in Community Services in 2014‑15 reflects additional funding under the Municipal and Essential Services Agreement ($13.4 million) as well as new funding under the DisabilityCare Australia Fund Payments Agreement in 2015‑16 and across the Forward Estimates.

The increase in Education reflects the one year extension to the Universal Access to Early Childhood Education Agreement, as well as new funding to be received under the National School Chaplaincy Program.

The decrease in Healthcare in 2015‑16 primarily reflects revised cash flows for the Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment, including a $50 million payment that was expected to be received in 2015‑16, which is now expected to be received in 2018‑19. This decrease is partially offset by increased funding in 2015‑16 under the Elective Surgery program and revised cash flows for capital funding from the Health and Hospitals Fund.

The movement in Infrastructure reflects a change in rail funding in accordance with matching requirements and revised cash flows for road funding.

Specific Purpose Payments

The increase in the Students First and National Health Reform funding reflects revised amounts to be provided by the Australian Government under these funding arrangements.

Agency Revenue

Education

The movement in the Department of Education reflects expected trends for school revenue based on 2013‑14 actuals.

Police and Emergency Management

The increase in revenue for 2014‑15 for the Department of Police and Emergency Management primarily reflects the costs associated with the State Emergency Service (SES). Despite the revised reporting arrangements for the SES, which has transferred to the State Fire Commission, the Department continued to incur the costs relating to the SES in 2014-15 during the transition to the new reporting arrangements. The Department invoiced the Tasmania Fire Service for the SES costs it incurred in 2014-15.

The increases in revenue in 2015-16 and 2016-17 reflect the reclassification by the Department of Australian Government National Partnership Payments for Disaster Resilience from Grants to Other revenue.

Tasmanian Health Service (Tasmanian Health Organisations)

The increase in Tasmanian Health Service (THS) is due primarily to a number of revenue estimate updates. The major items driving the increases are general retained revenue estimate updates for each of the Tasmanian Health Organisations, which are now included within the THS:

·       the THO North Operating Account was updated with increases in estimates of funding received from external non-government organisations;

·       the THO South Operating Account was updated with increases in revenue and expense estimates to align with the most recent funding agreements with non-government organisations, including Rural Primary Health Service, Royal Australian College of Physicians, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Magnetic resonance imaging agreement with UTAS and the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine. In addition, general updates were made to own source revenue received from sources including Pharmacy (including PBS revenue) and Orthotics, Prosthetics and Radiation; and

·       within the THO South, additional revenue was recognised from the Tasmanian Health Assistance Package (THAP), with the main category of revenue relating to the Training More Specialists Program, as well as increases in expected receipts from Inpatient and Outpatient Fees.


Major Expense Variations

Policy Decisions

2014‑15 Policy Decisions

Chinese Presidential Visit

Additional funding of $1.1 million in State Growth relates to the Chinese Presidential visit to Tasmania in November 2014. This funding includes costs incurred on behalf of the Department of Premier and Cabinet ($100 000), and Tourism Tasmania ($150 000).

West Coast Job Creation Package

Additional funding of $1.3 million relates to projects overseen by the Department of State Growth and Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment for the West Coast Job Creation Package. There are six projects that are expected to provide 141 new jobs. These projects were recommended for funding by the West Coast Economic Working Group in its interim report responding to the cessation of work at the Mt Lyell Mine. In addition to these projects, which will provide short to medium‑term stimulus and employment opportunities, the Government is continuing to work with the proponents of the Avebury Nickel Mine to facilitate its reopening as a matter of priority.

2015‑16 Budget and Forward Estimate Policy Decisions

Finance‑General

First Home Builder Boost

The Government has agreed to extend the First Home Builder Boost Scheme ($20 000 grant) to 31 December 2015 which is expected to support ongoing demand for new homes by first home buyers and allow a slower taper of grant assistance. The tapering of grant assistance for first home buyers of newly constructed homes from $30 000 to $20 000 and then to $10 000 was originally designed to minimise the impact on the building industry from a more sudden reduction. However, uptake of the $30 000 grant has far exceeded expectations and this has impacted the transition to a reduced amount. Extending the grant at the level of $20 000 will allow a slower taper of the current surge in residential building activity.

Duties Related Ex-Gratia Payments

The provision for ex-gratia payments for corporate reconstructions has been increased in 2015‑16.

Health and Human Services

Additional Funding to Frontline Health

Additional funding of $100 million will be provided over four years to invest in frontline health services provided by the Tasmanian Health Service, which will be established on 1 July 2015 through the merger of the three existing Tasmanian Health Organisations.

The establishment of the THS is a key component of the One State, One Health System, Better Outcomes reforms and is designed to improve the coordination of services and reduce duplication and inefficiencies within the health system.

The THS is required to manage its funding to ensure the efficient operation of the institutions and services under its control, and the efficient use of its resources and delivery of services purchased by the Government.

Equal Remuneration Order (ERO) Costs

Additional funding of $7.6 million is provided in 2018‑19, bringing the total ERO supplementation in 2018‑19 to $31.8 million. The ERO is being implemented in nine instalments over eight years; 2018‑19 will be year seven of the ERO. This funding will enable community sector organisations to fully meet their obligations and requirements under the Fair Work Australia ERO.

The funding supplementation included in this Budget is in addition to the $82.5 million reported in the 2014‑15 Budget for the first six years of the ERO. In total, the Tasmanian Government has committed $114.3 million to funding the first seven years of the ERO. This funding represents the total cost of the ERO in Tasmania, less an anticipated contribution by the Australian Government of $23.8 million for the same period. The Australian Government commitment is split across payments made to the State and paid directly to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

North West Regional Cancer Centre

The North West Regional Cancer Centre is currently under construction as part of the Statewide Cancer Project. Construction is due to be completed at the end of 2015. Additional funding of $2.5 million in 2015‑16, $3.0 million in 2016‑17, and $4.5 million per annum from 2017‑18 has been allocated for the operating costs associated with the North West component of the Northern Integrated Cancer Service.

Under the Northern Integrated Cancer Service, the North West Regional Cancer Centre in Burnie and Holman Clinic in Launceston will work closely together to provide better services across the North and North West of the State. Through the development of a critical mass of specialists, the new linear accelerator will be opened and operated at the North West Regional Hospital to provide vital radiation oncology treatment to cancer sufferers.

Patient Transport to Support One Health

The Government is investing $24 million over the next four years, including $10 million for capital upgrades, to provide improved patient transport and coordination under the Government's One State, One Health System, Better Outcomes reforms.

Under the reforms, the health system will operate as a single statewide system, with each hospital having an important but different role to play. Hospitals will specialise in the procedures they are best suited to provide and patients will be treated at the hospital best suited to the patient's needs.

Funding will be used to improve emergency patient transport by streamlining patient transport between facilities, providing transport for people to access non-urgent medical appointments as well as financial support for private travel and accommodation where required.

Priorities for investment in improved patient transport services will be identified as part of the implementation planning to be undertaken during and post the finalisation of the One Health System White Paper.

Justice

Planning Reform

A key election commitment of the Government was to deliver a fairer, faster, cheaper and simpler planning system for Tasmania. Specific commitments include delivering a single statewide planning scheme, as well as reforms to streamline approvals processes, major projects approvals, Ministerial call-in powers and third party appeals. The additional funding of $1.7 million over two years is to provide additional resources within the Department of Justice, to assist and accelerate the delivery of this planning reform agenda.

Premier and Cabinet

Hobart Pedestrian Bridge

The Australian Government has guaranteed $8 million from the ANZAC Centenary Public Fund for the construction of a pedestrian walkway linking the Cenotaph in Hobart with the Soldier's Memorial Avenue. The Public Fund is made up of donations from the Australian business community and public that will be used for projects of state and national significance during the Centenary of ANZAC period.

Funding from the Public Fund will be made available over the next three financial years as the level of donations allows for payments to be made. The Tasmanian Government will underwrite the cost of the walkway's construction to ensure it will be completed during the Centenary of World War One commemorations. The walkway is part of the broader redevelopment of the Queen's Domain that is being managed by the Hobart City Council. Two other projects - the installation of the Flame of Remembrance ($300 000) and the finalisation of the redevelopment of the Soldier's Memorial Avenue ($1.1 million) - have already received funds from the Public Fund.

State Growth

Business and Jobs Attraction and Population Growth Initiative

Funding has been provided to support the Government's population and business growth agendas, including targeted activities to attract new business to Tasmania, and other measures to facilitate population growth. Finalising the Population Strategy is part of the Government's 365 Day Plan.

International Shipping Saving

Funding for this election commitment is no longer required given the extension of the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme for international exports being shipped to mainland ports.

Rail Infrastructure

Additional funding has been provided to secure funding of $59.8 million from the Australian Government for the Freight Rail Revitalisation Program, which requires a 50 per cent co-contribution from the State. The Freight Rail Revitalisation Program, undertaken by Tasmanian Railway Pty Ltd (TasRail), will raise the quality of the major lines on the Tasmanian rail network through selective re‑sleepering, upgrading old rail and bridges as well as culvert strengthening, drainage and formation work.

Regional Revival Fund ‑ New Projects Investment

The Government is providing additional funding to the Regional Revival Fund in order to support new investments linked to industry and jobs growth in regional areas of Tasmania. This funding is in addition to previously announced projects.

The Department of State Growth will work with private investors and local councils to identify projects where support may be offered through a contribution towards total project cost. The funding is available to meet capital costs associated with new developments and there must be a clear demonstration of benefit for regional communities and relevant industries.

Parameter Adjustments

Agency Expenditure

Education

The increase for the Department of Education primarily reflects increased expenditure as a result of increased funding from the Australian Government. Estimated funding for Students First education reforms has been revised upwards following an adjustment to the Australian Government base, largely due to data corrections post the 2014-15 Budget. The Australian Government has also extended the National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education.

Finance‑General

The decrease in Finance‑General primarily reflects revised rental cashflows for the parliament square project based on actual experience for 2013‑14 and 2014‑15 and the capitalisation of estimated leasehold improvements (following completion of the sale and transfer of the land, estimated leasehold improvements will be capitalised in 2015‑16); decreased agency accommodation charges; electricity cost concessions; and revised actuarial estimates for the Tasmanian Risk Management Fund.

Health and Human Services

The major factors contributing to the significant parameter reduction for the Department of Health and Human Services expenses from 2015-16 are: the transfer of funding for the 2014 election commitments Rebuilding Health Services Elective Surgery Program and the Nurses Graduates Transition to Practice Program to the Tasmanian Health Service (THS) for implementation (this was previously administered by DHHS); the transfer of Cancer Screening Services from the Department to the THS upon its commencement; and the reallocation of capital project funding from expenses to Purchases of Non‑Financial Assets.

Premier and Cabinet

The decrease in expenditure for the Department of Premier and Cabinet in 2016‑17 and 2017‑18 primarily reflects reductions in supplier contracts for whole-of-government IT services and reductions in employee costs for non-core business activities.


 

State Growth

The decrease for the Department of State Growth in 2014‑15 reflects reduced estimates for skills and workforce development National Partnership payments ($11.9 million), a revised profile of funding for the Academy of Creative Industries and Performing Arts development ($7.4 million), and a change in the funding profile of 2014‑15 election commitments ($6.8 million) from 2014‑15 to 2015‑16 and 2016‑17.

The movement over the Forward Estimates includes revised cash flows for the following 2014‑15 election commitments: Advancing the Case for a Nationally Funded Second Interconnector ($1.3 million) to complement the Tasmanian Energy Strategy; Regional Revival Fund Craggy Ridge project ($3.4 million) due to timing issues; and the Small Business Jobs Bonus ($900 000) to meet employer demand. The decrease in 2016‑17 and 2017‑18 primarily reflects cash flow changes associated with Tasmanian Railway Pty Ltd.

Tasmanian Health Service (Tasmanian Health Organisations)

The major factor increasing THO expenses in 2014-15 is the provision of an additional $30 million identified in the 2014-15 Revised Estimates Report for THO over-budget expenditure. In addition, the increase in Tasmanian Health Service in 2014‑15 includes:

·       a movement of $32.5 million in expense from 2014-15, as the payment of the Cross-Border liabilities relating to 2013-14 and 2014-15 has been deferred to 2015-16;

·       a transfer of Rebuilding Health Services Election Commitment funding from DHHS to the THS for expenditure ($10.7 million);

·       additional Tasmanian Health Assistance Package (THAP) funding for elective surgery ($6.9 million);

·       an increase of $5.8 million in expenses in THO North relating to expenditure of funding received from external non-government organisations and updates to highly specialised drugs and property rates; and

·       expenditure of $5 million for the cost of staff separations.

In the Budget and Forward Estimates period, the major factors driving the increase in expenses for the THS are:

·       2015-16 Budget initiatives of approximately $30 million in 2015-16 rising to $35 million in 2018-19;

·       provision of $20 million per annum from 2015-16 to 2017-18 for the 2013-14 Rebuilding Health Services Election Commitment;

·       $23.7 million in election surgery THAP funding in 2015-16; and

·       payment of the $32.5 million Cross-Border liability in 2015-16 relating to previous years.

TasTAFE

The decrease in expenditure in TasTAFE reflects revised estimates based on forecast activity levels and the organisational redesign undertaken by TasTAFE in 2014-15.


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Major Purchases of Non‑Financial Assets Variations

Policy Decisions

For detailed information on 2015‑16 Budget Infrastructure Policy Decisions refer to chapter 6 of this Budget Paper.

Parameter Adjustments

Education

The movement for the Department of Education primarily reflects the estimated carry forward of funding from 2014-15 to 2015‑16 for Capital Investment Program projects to meet changed cashflow requirements including Brooks High School and New Town High School. The reduction in other years reflects the reclassification of capital purchases to non-capital expenditure.

Finance-General

The movement in Finance‑General reflects the capitalisation of leasehold improvements following completion of the sale and transfer of the parliament square land and current replacement schedules for the Government's light vehicle fleet.

Health and Human Services

The movement for the Department of Health and Human Services reflects revised cash flows for major infrastructure projects, including the Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment and Special Capital Investment Fund projects.

Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

The decrease in the 2014-15 Estimated Outcome and the increase in the 2015‑16 Budget for the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment primarily reflects revised cash flows for State and Australian Government funded expenditure for the Three Capes Track due to later than anticipated commencement of contractors for accommodation and track works. Cash flow adjustments relate to the construction of several track sections and public huts, which affect the timing of helicopter transport related expenditure. Work has commenced later than anticipated due to contract delays and the availability of the contractors. The movements in 2016‑17 and 2017‑18 reflect a more accurate estimate based on actual non-financial asset purchases in recent years and expected purchases over the Forward Estimates period; and the reclassification of Tasmanian Forests Agreement Resource Management funding from Plant and Equipment purchases to operational expenditure.


 

State Growth

The decrease for the Department of State Growth for 2014‑15 of $25 million is primarily attributable to a change in the funding profile of a number of Australian Government funded infrastructure projects. The funding that was originally expected to be incurred in 2014‑15 is now expected to be incurred in 2015‑16. Projects include: the Midland Highway; Huon Highway/Summerleas Road Intersection; Tasman Ramps; and Brooker Highway Elwick, Goodwood, Howards Roads. State Government funding of $1 million for the South Arm Highway/Rokeby Main Road Stage 2 project has been brought forward from 2015‑16 to 2014‑15 due to the project being ahead of schedule.

Tasmanian Health Service

The increase in purchases of Non-Financial Assets in 2014-15 relates to expenditure on a range of capital projects by THO North in 2014-15, including two Acute Medical Unit (AMU) capital projects and the Flinders Island Accommodation project.

Provision for Future Infrastructure Investment

The decrease in the Provision for Future Infrastructure Investment reflects the allocation of funds to specific infrastructure projects. Information on the current level of the Unallocated Provision for Future Infrastructure Investment is provided in chapter 6 of this Budget Paper.