24    Marine and Safety Tasmania

Authority Outline

Marine and Safety Tasmania seeks to be widely recognised as a proactive, approachable and knowledgeable organisation that performs the functions required under the Marine and Safety Authority Act 1997. These functions are to:

·       ensure the safe operation of vessels;

·       provide and manage marine facilities;

·       manage environmental issues relating to vessels; and

·       perform the functions delegated to the Authority by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

The responsible Minister is the Minister for Infrastructure, Hon Jeremy Rockliff MP, and the supporting agency is the Department of State Growth.

This chapter provides MAST’s financial information for 2019‑20 and over the Forward Estimates period (2020‑21 to 2022‑23). Further information on MAST is provided at www.mast.tas.gov.au.

Key Deliverables

Table 24.1 provides a summary of the Budget and Forward Estimates allocations for key deliverables within the Authority.

Table 24.1:       Key Deliverables Statement

 

2019-20

 

Budget

2020-21

Forward

Estimate

2021-22

Forward

Estimate

2022-23

Forward

Estimate

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Marine Infrastructure Maintenance

929

929

929

929

Recreational Boating Fund ‑ Facilities and Services

1 400

1 500

1 700

1 400

Taking Recreational Boating and Fishing to the Next Level

790

1 460

1 520

....

 

 

 

 

 


 

Marine Infrastructure Maintenance

A comprehensive preventative maintenance program will continue on important marine infrastructure including navigation aids, jetties and breakwaters.

Recreational Boating Fund ‑ Facilities and Services

The funding of community projects under the Recreational Boating Fund will continue during 2019‑20 with $1.4 million allocated to the upgrade of recreational boating facilities and the continuation of safety initiatives and services. Projects are funded from revenue received from the registration of recreational vessels and licensing of operators.

Taking Recreational Boating and Fishing to the Next Level

The 2018‑19 Budget provided funding of $4.8 million over four years for the Government’s initiative Taking Recreational Boating and Fishing to the Next Level. These initiatives continue in the 2019-20 Budget.

Develop new online marketing portal ‑ one stop shop

Funding of $175 000 over four years from 2018‑19 is continuing to develop a one‑stop shop to promote and support recreational fishing and boating across Tasmania. A new web portal and social media platform will provide recreational fishers with access to all boat registrations; boat operator licences; specialist fishing licences including nets; and rock lobster, abalone and scallop licences. The information is to include links to MAST, weather information, recreational fishing clubs and organisations and will provide up to date advice on local catches, best fishing spots and shark sightings.

Improve catch opportunities ‑ artificial reefs

In the 2018‑19 Budget the Government allocated $1 million over two years, ceasing in 2021-22, to construct two artificial reef structures in coastal Tasmanian waters. These types of structures are used worldwide to improve catch opportunities. The structures will be located in Bass Strait, off the North West Coast and in Storm Bay, in the south of the State.

Shore based fishing

The Government is committed to providing land‑based recreational fishing opportunities to all Tasmanians. The 2018‑19 Budget included funding of $700 000 over four years in order to improve access to jetties, as well as an additional provision of $685 000 over three years to replace derelict jetties around the very popular Georges Bay area and to provide safer access and facilities for children, seniors and Tasmanians with a disability.

Stronger Safety Arrangements

The Government is providing funding to Tasmania’s Volunteer Marine Rescue Unit to ensure ongoing volunteer response coverage. The 2019‑20 Budget continues the provision of funding of $440 000 over four years to Surf Life Saving Tasmania as the peak body for Volunteer Marine Rescue units. The 2018‑19 Budget included a further $350 000 over four years for vessel replacement and $130 000 to expand the St Helens Volunteer Marine Rescue base.


 

In this Budget, the Government continues funding for the construction of safety infrastructure to:

·       extend the rock breakwater at Coles Bay to provide protection to boat owners in southerly weather;

·       finalise arrangements for a breakwater at the Binalong Bay gulch to provide safer launch and retrieval conditions;

·       extend the Nubeena Jetty to address access needs for both recreational and commercial vessels; and

·       provide upgraded facilities on the Scamander River.


 

Detailed Budget Statements

Table 24.2:       Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

2018-19 

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Grants1

2 613 

1 793 

2 463 

2 523 

1 003 

Sales of goods and services2

4 300 

3 402 

5 504 

4 531 

3 568 

Interest

70 

71 

72 

73 

75 

Total revenue and other income from transactions

6 983 

5 266 

8 039 

7 127 

4 646 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

1 759 

1 782 

1 824 

1 857 

1 890 

Depreciation and amortisation

1 104 

1 189 

1 151 

1 192 

1 100 

Supplies and consumables

3 897 

4 211 

3 835 

4 092 

3 754 

Total expenses from transactions

6 760 

7 182 

6 810 

7 141 

6 744 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

223 

(1 916)

1 229 

(14)

(2 098)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other economic flows included in net result

 

 

 

 

 

Net gain/(loss) on non‑financial assets3

.... 

.... 

(588)

.... 

.... 

Total other economic flows included in net result

.... 

.... 

(588)

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

223 

(1 916)

641 

(14)

(2 098)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

223 

(1 916)

641 

(14)

(2 098)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in Grants across the Budget and Forward Estimates reflects additional grant funding as part of the Government’s commitment, Taking Recreational Boating and Fishing to the Next Level, which was for four years commencing in 2018-19.

2.    The variation in Sales of goods and services largely reflects the timing of recreational boating licence renewals, which occur every three years.

3.    The net loss on non‑financial assets in 2020‑21 relates to the transfer of the Binalong Breakwater to Break O’Day Council on completion of the construction warranty period.


4.     

Table 24.3:       Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2019 

2020 

2021 

2022 

2023 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits1

4 602 

3 072 

3 879 

3 535 

2 535 

Receivables2

332 

45 

58 

28 

50 

 

4 934 

3 117 

3 937 

3 563 

2 585 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non‑financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment3

305 

580 

470 

360 

331 

Infrastructure4

28 123 

32 425 

32 331 

32 773 

31 696 

Other assets

68 

38 

34 

45 

49 

 

28 496 

33 043 

32 835 

33 178 

32 076 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

33 430 

36 160 

36 772 

36 741 

34 661 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables5

255 

556 

518 

530 

537 

Employee benefits

425 

535 

544 

515 

526 

Total liabilities

680 

1 091 

1 062 

1 045 

1 063 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

32 750 

35 069 

35 710 

35 696 

33 598 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves4

16 646 

19 626 

19 626 

19 626 

19 626 

Accumulated funds

6 165 

5 504 

6 145 

6 131 

4 033 

Other Equity

9 939 

9 939 

9 939 

9 939 

9 939 

Total equity

32 750 

35 069 

35 710 

35 696 

33 598 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in Cash and deposits primarily reflects the impact of the variation in Grant income as well as the receipt of triennial licence renewal income during June 2021.

2.    The decrease in Receivables from 2020 is largely due to MAST’s exit from commercial vessel operations, which were transferred to the Australian Government in 2018.

3.    The increase in Property, plant and equipment in 2020 is due to the revaluation of MAST assets in 2018‑19 as well as completion of infrastructure projects at Woodbridge, Dunalley, Nubeena and South Arm.

4.    The increase in this item from 2020 is due to a revaluation of MAST infrastructure undertaken in 2018‑19.

5.    The increase in Payables from 2020 reflects the expected balance payable to trade creditors based on the estimated timing of 2018‑19 Budget project works.


 

Table 24.4:       Statement of Cash Flows

 

2018-19 

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Grants1

2 613 

1 793 

2 463 

2 523 

1 003 

Sales of goods and services2

4 300 

3 402 

5 504 

4 531 

3 568 

GST receipts

326 

383 

326 

383 

383 

Interest received

70 

71 

72 

73 

75 

Total cash inflows

7 309 

5 649 

8 365 

7 510 

5 029 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(1 600)

(1 629)

(1 658)

(1 688)

(1 719)

Superannuation

(160)

(153)

(166)

(169)

(171)

GST payments

(390)

(385)

(390)

(385)

(385)

Supplies and consumables

(4 016)

(4 211)

(3 884)

(4 092)

(3 754)

Total cash outflows

(6 166)

(6 378)

(6 098)

(6 334)

(6 029)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

1 143 

(729)

2 267 

1 176 

(1 000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Payments for acquisition of non‑financial assets3

(1 710)

(790)

(1 460)

(1 520)

.... 

Net cash from (used by) investing activities

(1 710)

(790)

(1 460)

(1 520)

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

(567)

(1 519)

807 

(344)

(1 000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

5 169 

4 591 

3 072 

3 879 

3 535 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

4 602 

3 072 

3 879 

3 535 

2 535 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in Grants across the Budget and Forward Estimates reflects additional grant funding as part of the Government’s commitment, Taking Recreational Boating and Fishing to the Next Level, which was for four years commencing in 2018-19.

2.    The variation in Sales of goods and services largely reflects the timing of recreational boating licence renewals, which occur every three years.

3.    The variation in Payments for acquisition of non‑financial assets reflects the Government’s policy, Taking Recreational Boating and Fishing to the Next Level.