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 2016‑17 and the Forward Estimates period (2017‑18 to 2019‑20). 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

 

2015-16)

 

Budget)

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - The Office of the Governor

 

 

 

 

 

1.1  Support for the Governor1

 3 862)

 4 305)

 4 192)

 4 263)

 4 308)

 

 3 862)

 4 305)

 4 192)

 4 263)

 4 308)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 3 862)

 4 305)

 4 192)

 4 263)

 4 308)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   The increase in Support for the Governor reflects the provision of additional funding of $210 000 per annum for salaries and wages to support the additional costs of the transition to the Tasmanian State Service Award salary structure in 2013 and $200 000 for essential estate maintenance in 2016‑17.


 

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

 

2015-16)

 

Budget)

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue - recurrent1

 3 547)

 3 990)

 3 877)

 3 956)

 4 001)

Sales of goods and services2

....)

  55)

  55)

  55)

  55)

Total revenue and other income from transactions

 3 547)

 4 045)

 3 932)

 4 011)

 4 056)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits3

 2 701)

 3 044)

 3 117)

 3 176)

 3 207)

Depreciation and amortisation

  298)

  298)

  298)

  298)

  298)

Supplies and consumables4

  832)

  932)

  746)

  758)

  772)

Other expenses

  31)

  31)

  31)

  31)

  31)

Total expenses from transactions

 3 862)

 4 305)

 4 192)

 4 263)

 4 308)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

(315)

(260)

(260)

(252)

(252)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(315)

(260)

(260)

(252)

(252)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other economic flows - other changes in equity

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in physical asset revaluation reserve

  300)

  300)

  300)

  300)

  300)

Total other economic flows - other changes in equity

  300)

  300)

  300)

  300)

  300)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(15)

  40)

  40)

  48)

  48)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The increase in Appropriation revenue - recurrent reflects the provision of additional funding of $210 000 per annum for salaries and wages to support the additional costs of the transition to the Tasmanian State Service Award salary structure in 2013 and $200 000 for essential estate maintenance in 2016‑17.

2.   The increase in Sales of goods and services in 2016‑17 reflects income of $55 000 from the rental of cottages located at Government House.

3.   The increase in Employee benefits reflects the provision of additional funding of $210 000 per annum for salaries and wages to support the additional costs of the transition to the Tasmanian State Service Award salary structure in 2013.

4.   The increase in Supplies and consumables in 2016‑17 reflects additional funding of $200 000 for essential estate maintenance.

 


 

Table 17.3:        Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2015-16)

 

Budget)

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - The Office of the Governor

 

 

 

 

 

1.1  Support for the Governor1,2

 2 926)

 3 433)

 3 300)

 3 359)

 3 404)

 

 2 926)

 3 433)

 3 300)

 3 359)

 3 404)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office of the Governor

 

 

 

 

 

Total Recurrent Services

 2 926)

 3 433)

 3 300)

 3 359)

 3 404)

 

 2 926)

 3 433)

 3 300)

 3 359)

 3 404)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserved by Law

 

 

 

 

 

Salary, Her Excellency the Governor (Governor of Tasmania Act 1982)2

  611)

  542)

  562)

  582)

  582)

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

  10)

  15)

  15)

  15)

  15)

 

  621)

  557)

  577)

  597)

  597)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

 3 547)

 3 990)

 3 877)

 3 956)

 4 001)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

 3 547)

 3 990)

 3 877)

 3 956)

 4 001)

 

 3 547)

 3 990)

 3 877)

 3 956)

 4 001)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The increase in Support for the Governor reflects the provision of additional funding of $210 000 per annum for salaries and wages to support the additional costs of the transition to the Tasmanian State Service Award salary structure in 2013 and $200 000 for essential estate maintenance in 2016‑17.

2.   Variations include the impact of a Budget neutral reallocation of $98 000 between Reserved by Law and general Consolidated Fund funding. Further information on this change is provided in chapter 1 of this Budget Paper.


 

Table 17.4:        Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2016)

 

Budget)

2017)

 

Budget)

2018)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019)

Forward)

Estimate)

2020)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits1

(14)

  185)

  240)

  295)

  350)

Receivables

  12)

  7)

  7)

  7)

  7)

 

(2)

  192)

  247)

  302)

  357)

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment2

 37 497)

 37 364)

 37 366)

 37 368)

 37 370)

Heritage and cultural assets2

 3 563)

 3 586)

 3 586)

 3 586)

 3 586)

Other assets

  4)

  4)

  5)

  6)

  7)

 

 41 064)

 40 954)

 40 957)

 40 960)

 40 963)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 41 062)

 41 146)

 41 204)

 41 262)

 41 320)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables

  84)

  99)

  101)

  103)

  105)

Employee benefits2

  576)

  505)

  521)

  529)

  537)

Total liabilities

  660)

  604)

  622)

  632)

  642)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

 40 402)

 40 542)

 40 582)

 40 630)

 40 678)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves

 29 487)

 29 797)

 30 097)

 30 397)

 30 697)

Accumulated funds

 10 915)

 10 745)

 10 485)

 10 233)

 9 981)

Total equity

 40 402)

 40 542)

 40 582)

 40 630)

 40 678)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The increase in Cash and deposits in 2017 primarily reflects income from the rental of cottages located at Government House estate ($55 000 per annum) and the sale of a motor vehicle ($75 000). The negative balance in 2016 reflects the timing of GST payments and receipts.

2.   The variation in Property, plant and equipment, Heritage and cultural assets, and Employee benefits in 2017 reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2015 actuals.


 

Table 17.5:        Statement of Cash Flows

 

2015-16)

 

Budget)

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts - recurrent1

 3 547)

 3 990)

 3 877)

 3 956)

 4 001)

Sales of goods and services2

....)

  55)

  55)

  55)

  55)

GST receipts

  60)

  60)

  60)

  60)

  60)

 Total cash inflows

 3 607)

 4 105)

 3 992)

 4 071)

 4 116)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits3

(2 431)

(2 787)

(2 854)

(2 911)

(2 939)

Superannuation4

(254)

(241)

(247)

(257)

(260)

GST payments

(60)

(60)

(60)

(60)

(60)

Supplies and consumables5

(831)

(931)

(745)

(757)

(771)

Other cash payments

(31)

(31)

(31)

(31)

(31)

Total cash outflows

(3 607)

(4 050)

(3 937)

(4 016)

(4 061)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

....)

  55)

  55)

  55)

  55)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

....)

  55)

  55)

  55)

  55)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

(14)

  130)

  185)

  240)

  295)

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

(14)

  185)

  240)

  295)

  350)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The increase in Appropriation receipts - recurrent reflects the provision of additional funding of $210 000 per annum for salaries and wages to support the additional costs of the transition to the Tasmanian State Service Award salary structure in 2013 and $200 000 for essential estate maintenance in 2016-17.

2.   The increase in Sales of goods and services in 2016‑17 primarily reflects income of $55 000 from the rental of cottages located at Government House.

3.   The increase in Employee benefits reflects the provision of additional funding of $210 000 per annum for salaries and wages to support the additional costs of the transition to the Tasmanian State Service Award salary structure in 2013.

4.   The decrease in Superannuation in 2016‑17 reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2015 actuals.

5.   The increase in Supplies and consumables in 2016‑17 reflects the provision of additional funding of $200 000 for essential estate maintenance.