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 National Regulator.

The responsible Minister is the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Hon Michael Ferguson MP, and the supporting agency is the Department of State Growth.

This chapter provides MAST’s financial information for 2020‑21 and over the Forward Estimates (2021‑22 to 2023‑24). 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

 

2020‑21

 

Budget

2021‑22

Forward

Estimate

2022‑23

Forward

Estimate

2023‑24

Forward

Estimate

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

COVID‑19 Response and Recovery Measures

 

 

 

 

Public Building Maintenance Program

439

250

….

….

 

 

 

 

 

Other Key Deliverables

 

 

 

 

Recreational Boating Fund ‑ Facilities and Services

1 600

1 600

1 600

1 600

Taking Recreational Boating and Fishing to the Next Level

1 460

1 520

….

….

Marine Infrastructure Maintenance

929

929

929

929

MAST Additional Support

600

250

250

250

 

 

 

 

 

 


COVID‑19 Response and Recovery Measures

Public Building Maintenance Program

MAST will receive funding of $689 000 over two years from 2020‑21, with $51 000 provided in 2019‑20, as part of the Government’s Public Building Maintenance Program. Projects to be delivered will support critical maintenance on publically owned assets, including an upgrade of MAST signage statewide and repairs to a number of jetties.

Other Key Deliverables

Marine Infrastructure Maintenance

Marine infrastructure maintenance is funded through an annual appropriation. A comprehensive preventative maintenance program will continue to be used to keep over 300 navigation aids managed by MAST at international standards, as well as ensure the 63 jetties and 16 boat ramps managed by MAST, are kept safe for ongoing use by the boating public.

MAST Additional Support

The replacement of the Cygnet Jetty will be completed in 2020‑21. This new facility will be designed to meet the needs of the growing number of recreational vessels in the area. A total of $450 000 is provided for the jetty replacement ($100 000 in 2019‑20, $350 000 in 2020‑21 representing additional Government funding), with MAST contributing an additional $100 000 from the Recreational Boating Fund.

An additional annual appropriation of $250 000 was provided during 2019‑20 for the maintenance of navigation and marine facilities. The additional support will continue during 2020‑21 and over the Forward Estimates.

Recreational Boating Fund ‑ Facilities and Services

The funding of community projects under the Recreational Boating Fund will continue during 2020‑21, with $1.6 million allocated in 2020‑21 and a further $4.8 million committed over the Forward Estimates. Projects are funded from revenue received for boat registration and licence fees.

The funding program was restructured in 2019‑20 with $1.3 million allocated each year to a rolling five year infrastructure improvement plan towards the upgrade of community accessible recreational boating facilities. A further $300 000 annual allocation has also been committed for smaller projects and boating education and safety initiatives.


 

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 2020‑21 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, concluding 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 2020‑21 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.

Protecting the Tasmanian way of life

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, with $500 000 to be provided in 2020‑21 and in 2021‑22; and

·       provide upgraded facilities on the Scamander River at a cost of $110 000, to be completed in early 2020‑21.

 


 

Detailed Budget Statements

Table 24.2:       Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

2019‑20 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income

 

 

 

 

 

Grants1

1 793 

3 627 

3 185 

1 271 

1 277 

Sales of goods and services2

3 402 

5 186 

4 848 

3 700 

5 859 

Interest

71 

54 

74 

75 

75 

Total revenue

5 266 

8 867 

8 107 

5 046 

7 211 

Net gain/(loss) on non‑financial assets3

.... 

(790)

.... 

.... 

.... 

Total income

5 266 

8 077 

8 107 

5 046 

7 211 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

1 782 

1 908 

1 901 

1 948 

1 994 

Depreciation and amortisation

1 189 

1 426 

1 314 

1 222 

1 203 

Supplies and consumables

4 211 

7 387 

5 982 

4 022 

4 148 

Total expenses

7 182 

10 721 

9 197 

7 192 

7 345 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(1 916)

(2 644)

(1 090)

(2 146)

(134)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(1 916)

(2 644)

(1 090)

(2 146)

(134)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in Grants reflects additional grant funding as part of the Government’s commitment, Taking Recreational Boating and Fishing to the Next Level, which is for four years commencing in 2018‑19, funding provided by the Government under the Public Building Maintenance Program and additional MAST support commencing in 2020‑21.

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 Bay Breakwater to the Break O’Day Council on completion of the construction warranty period.


Table 24.3:       Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2020 

2021 

2022 

2023 

2024 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits1

3 072 

4 845 

5 121 

4 232 

5 166 

Receivables

45 

267 

183 

168 

323 

 

3 117 

5 112 

5 304 

4 400 

5 489 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non‑financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment2

580 

189 

79 

50 

21 

Infrastructure3

32 425 

31 101 

30 023 

28 946 

27 869 

Other assets

38 

37 

48 

52 

56 

 

33 043 

31 327 

30 150 

29 048 

27 946 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

36 160 

36 439 

35 454 

33 448 

33 435 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables4

556 

572 

706 

835 

945 

Employee benefits

535 

611 

582 

593 

604 

Total liabilities

1 091 

1 183 

1 288 

1 428 

1 549 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

35 069 

35 256 

34 166 

32 020 

31 886 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves

19 626 

20 888 

20 888 

20 888 

20 888 

Accumulated funds

5 504 

4 429 

3 339 

1 193 

1 059 

Other Equity

9 939 

9 939 

9 939 

9 939 

9 939 

Total equity

35 069 

35 256 

34 166 

32 020 

31 886 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Property, plant and equipment is largely due to a decrease in right‑of‑use assets for various MAST office leases.

3.    The decrease in Infrastructure is due to the transfer of Binalong Bay Breakwater to the Break O’Day Council, partially offset by the estimated completion of the Cygnet Jetty in 2021.

4.    The increase in Payables from 2021 reflects the estimated timing of creditor payments for budgeted project works.


Table 24.4:       Statement of Cash Flows

 

2019‑20 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Grants1

1 793 

3 627 

3 185 

1 271 

1 277 

Sales of goods and services2

3 402 

5 186 

4 848 

3 700 

5 859 

GST receipts

383 

811 

574 

378 

340 

Interest received

71 

54 

74 

75 

75 

Total cash inflows

5 649 

9 678 

8 681 

5 424 

7 551 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(1 629)

(1 743)

(1 748)

(1 783)

(1 818)

Superannuation

(153)

(165)

(153)

(165)

(176)

GST payments

(385)

(737)

(522)

(343)

(475)

Supplies and consumables

(4 211)

(7 662)

(5 982)

(4 022)

(4 148)

Total cash outflows

(6 378)

(10 307)

(8 405)

(6 313)

(6 617)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

(729)

(629)

276 

(889)

934 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Payments for acquisition of non‑financial assets

(790)

(624)

.... 

.... 

.... 

Net cash from (used by) investing activities

(790)

(624)

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

(1 519)

(1 253)

276 

(889)

934 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

4 591 

6 098 

4 845 

5 121 

4 232 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

3 072 

4 845 

5 121 

4 232 

5 166 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in Grants reflects additional grant funding as part of the Government’s commitment, Taking Recreational Boating and Fishing to the Next Level, which is for four years commencing in 2018‑19, funding provided by the Government under the Public Building Maintenance Program and additional MAST support commencing in 2020‑21.

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