8†††† Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Agency Outline

The Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management is responsible for the delivery of quality policing, fire, and emergency management services in Tasmania. Comprised of Tasmania Police, the Tasmania Fire Service, the State Emergency Service, Forensic Science Service Tasmania, and Business and Executive Services, the Department is responsible to the Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management, Hon Mark Shelton MP.

The Tasmania Fire Service reports separately to the State Fire Commission for the purposes of financial reporting. Under governance arrangements established in 2014‑15, the State Emergency Service Director reports through the Chief Officer of the TFS. The SES is therefore incorporated within chapter 26 of this Budget Paper that provides information in relation to the State Fire Commission.

The Department is committed to providing a safe, secure and resilient Tasmania, and building individual and organisational capacity in order to provide high quality services to the Tasmanian community. This capacity will be built by continuing to value the Departmentís people, striving to implement innovative ideas and continually improving the Departmentís business.

The Department aims:

       to be a values‑based organisation, which embraces the values of integrity, equity and accountability;

       for the community to feel safe and be safe;

       to reduce crime;

       to improve driver behaviour through traffic law enforcement; and

       to contribute to community resilience through effective security and emergency management.

This chapter provides the Departmentís financial information for 2020‑21 and over the Forward Estimates (2021‑22 to 2023‑24). Further information on the Department is provided at www.dpfem.tas.gov.au.


 

Key Deliverables

Table 8.1 provides a summary of the Budget and Forward Estimates allocations for key deliverables being undertaken by the Department.

Table 8.1:†††††††† 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

 

 

 

 

COVID‑19 Response and State Security

1 871

1 882

2 293

2 842

Emergency Services State Operations Centre

2 000

1 500

....

....

Launceston Police Station Refurbishment

2 000

5 000

....

....

Public Building Maintenance Program

3 689

....

....

....

 

 

 

 

 

Other Key Deliverables

 

 

 

 

Bushfires - New Act Creation1

75

....

....

....

Bushfires Fuel Reduction Activities - Private Landholders1

295

....

....

....

Emergency Alert

1 369

414

526

427

Fuel Reduction Teams1

2 325

2 325

2 325

2 325

Large Vessel Replacement Program2

5 000

6 500

500

....

Project Unify

8 262

15 004

12 736

10 111

SES Community Protection Planning for Flood and Storm Hazard1

200

472

488

505

State Fire Commission Support1

4 000

4 000

....

....

Tasmanian Government Radio Network Project3

12 301

19 024

40 838

48 774

Triple Zero

1 340

1 340

1 340

1 340

Upgrade Police Housing4

5 500

6 200

1 500

....

Volunteer Mental Health

250

....

....

....

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    These initiatives will be delivered by the State Fire Commission. Further information is provided in chapter 26 of this Budget Paper.

2.    The Large Vessel Replacement Program includes funding previously announced in the 2017‑18 State Budget, as well as $2.5 million of new funding announced in this Budget.

3.    Funding for the TasGRN Project is appropriated to Finance‑General and is transferred to the Departmentís Financial Management Specific Purpose Account. This funding profile reflects the current estimate of expenditure on the TasGRN and may be subject to change pending finalisation of project requirements.

4.    Upgrade Police Housing includes funding previously announced in the 2019‑20 State Budget, as well as new funding of $8.7 million announced as part of the Governmentís Construction Blitz.

COVID‑19 Response and Recovery Measures

COVID‑19 Response and State Security

Funding of $8.9 million has been allocated over the Budget and Forward Estimates to employ additional police officers to deliver a sustainable front‑line policing model during the period of the COVID‑19 pandemic and future years. These additional officers will improve the Departmentís capacity to respond to community disruption related to the pandemic.

Emergency Services State Operations Centre

Funding of $3.5 million has been allocated over 2020‑21 and 2021‑22 for the construction of a purpose‑built State Operations Centre for crisis coordination and emergency management in Tasmania.

Launceston Police Station Refurbishment

Funding of $7 million has been allocated over 2020‑21 and 2021‑22 for the refurbishment of the Launceston Police Station.

The refurbishment will provide police officers and the community with modern, fit‑for‑purpose premises into the future. Improvements to the Police Station include amenities and security upgrades, structural repairs and internal redevelopment.

Public Building Maintenance Program

Funding of $3.7 million has been provided in 2020‑21 as part of the Governmentís Public Building Maintenance Program. Projects to be delivered are maintenance, security and upgrades to Police Stations statewide.

Other Key Deliverables

Emergency Alert

Additional funding of $2.7 million has been allocated over the Budget and Forward Estimates to assist in the provision of an emergency warning system, as agreed by the Council of Australian Governments in 2009. Emergency Alert is the national telephone warning system used by emergency management agencies. The system sends voice messages to landlines and text messages to mobile phones, within a defined area, about likely or actual emergencies such as fire, flood, acts of terrorism and extreme weather events.

Large Vessel Replacement Program

Additional funding of $2.5 million has been allocated in 2021‑22 to enable the procurement of a fit‑for‑purpose offshore police patrol vessel to replace PV Van Diemen. This is part of a large vessel replacement program that commenced in 2014.

Project Unify

Funding of $46.1 million has been provided over the Budget and Forward Estimates to continue Project Unify, which will upgrade a number of disparate, disconnected and ageing ICT systems that support policing operations and external clients. This funding builds on the 2018‑19 Budget allocation of $11.9 million.

TasGRN

The Tasmanian Government Radio Network is a collaborative project to transition eight core user organisations, currently using five separate radio communications networks, onto one unified, digital and interoperable radio network.

The TasGRN will modernise our emergency services and government agency communications. The end result will be a more reliable and resilient network enabling the provision of better services to the Tasmanian community.

Triple Zero

Permanent funding of $1.3 million per annum has been allocated to enable the ongoing telephony, network services, and infrastructure costs to maintain this critical service.

A significant upgrade to the Triple Zero service was completed in 2019. The upgrade built additional functionality into the service and transitioned from in‑house management by each of the emergency services and the Digital Strategy and Services within the Department of Premier and Cabinet to a fully integrated and outsourced managed service.

Upgrade Police Housing

Commencing in 2020‑21, additional funding of $8.7 million has been provided over two years to support a significant program of refurbishing residential housing for police officers and their families stationed in remote and regional areas of Tasmania. This funding will ensure that the housing is of good condition and will provide an economic stimulus to a number of regional Tasmanian communities.

This builds on the Governmentís three previous Police Housing programs of $2 million specifically for West Coast residences and $11 million for other residences statewide.

Volunteer Mental Health

Funding of $250 000 has been allocated in 2020‑21 for mental health and wellbeing services for the Departmentís significant volunteer workforce engaged in the delivery of critical frontline emergency service activities.


 

Output Information

Outputs of the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management are provided under the following Output Groups:

       Output Group 1 ‑ Public Safety;

       Output Group 2 ‑ Crime;

       Output Group 3 ‑ Traffic Policing;

       Output Group 4 ‑ Emergency Management; and

       Output Group 89 ‑ Public Building Maintenance Program.

Table 8.2 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for the Department.

COVID‑19 Response and Recovery Measures

To enable the presentation of this important information, a new Output Group has been established. Output Group 89 ‑ Public Building Maintenance Program, reflects expenditure under the Governmentís Public Building Maintenance Program. Further information in relation to this output is provided in the Key Deliverables section of this chapter.


 

Table 8.2:†††††††† Output Group Expense Summary

 

2019‑20 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 ‑ Public Safety

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Support to the Community1,2

161 014 

207 624 

201 126 

199 147 

203 715 

 

161 014 

207 624 

201 126 

199 147 

203 715 

Output Group 2 ‑ Crime

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Investigation of Crime

48 351 

50 120 

50 955 

51 742 

52 673 

2.2 Poppy Security

1 037 

1 064 

1 088 

1 112 

1 138 

2.3 Fisheries Security

5 957 

6 214 

6 345 

6 468 

6 608 

2.4 Support to Judicial Services

10 953 

11 293 

11 544 

11 783 

12 055 

 

66 298 

68 691 

69 932 

71 105 

72 474 

Output Group 3 ‑ Traffic Policing

 

 

 

 

 

3.1 Traffic Policing

23 142 

23 945 

24 428 

24 849 

25 334 

 

23 142 

23 945 

24 428 

24 849 

25 334 

Output Group 4 ‑ Emergency Management

 

 

 

 

 

4.1 State Emergency Services1

3 568 

104 492 

104 395 

105 804 

107 445 

4.2 State Security and Rescue Operations3

7 273 

7 306 

6 491 

6 684 

6 609 

 

10 841 

111 798 

110 886 

112 488 

114 054 

Output Group 89 ‑ Public Building Maintenance Program

 

 

 

 

 

89.1 Public Building Maintenance Program

.... 

3 689 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

.... 

3 689 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Investment Program4

500 

1 154 

500 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

261 795 

416 901 

406 872 

407 589 

415 577 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The Departmentís 2020‑21 Budget and Forward Estimates include receipt and expenditure estimates for the State Fire Commission, which are transacted through the Departmentís Specific Purpose Financial Management Account. The recognition of these receipt and expenditure estimates is in accordance with the treatment of Specific Purpose Account receipts and expenditure under the Financial Management Act 2016.

2.    The variation in Support to the Community primarily reflects additional funding for State Fire Commission Support, Fuel Reduction Teams, and the Increased Police Numbers election commitment.

3.    The decrease in State Security and Rescue Operations, in 2021‑22, is primarily due to a cost‑neutral reapportionment of fleet vehicle costs across Outputs to better reflect actual costs, partially offset by additional helicopter funding provided by Ambulance Tasmania.

4.    The decrease in Capital Investment Program in 2022‑23 reflects the completion of the Governmentís 2018‑19 Supporting our Emergency Services Volunteers initiative, which is being delivered by the State Fire Commission.


 

Output Group 1:††† Public Safety

1.1 Support to the Community

This Output relates to personal safety in the community, maintaining public order and the provision of safety initiatives that assist in developing safe, secure and resilient communities. Through the provision of high‑visibility targeted patrols and the establishment of partnerships with community organisations, the Department aims to ensure that the public has confidence and satisfaction in the services provided.

Services provided under this Output Group and Output Group 2 include the Departmentís response to the important issue of family violence and include significant support provided to a number of other Departments in the provision of their important services.

Table 8.3:†††††††† Performance Information ‑ Output Group 1

Performance Measures

Unit of

†Measure

2017‑18 Actual

2018‑19 Actual

2019‑20 Actual

2020‑21 Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Satisfaction with police services

%

88

85

81

≥ nat av

Satisfaction with police in dealing with public order problems

%

77

79

75

≥ nat av

Public Place Assaults1

Number

818

889

794

≤3 yr av

Public Order Incidents1

Number

17 284

14 841

15 241

≤3 yr av

Cost of policing per capita1,2

Dollars

493

473

na

na

Perceptions of safety in public places ‑ during the day

%

94

93

89

≥ nat av

Perceptions of safety in public places ‑ during the night

%

60

60

56

≥ nat av

Perceptions of safety at home ‑ alone during the night

%

91

90

88

≥ nat av

Family Violence Incidents1

Number

3 476

3 642

3 576

≤3 yr av

Offences Against the Person1

Number

4 633

4 687

4 554

≤3 yr av

Offences Against the Person clearance rate1

%

94

91

91

≥3 yr av

Fuel reduction burns ‑ reserved land3

Number

80

57

111

60

Fuel reduction burns ‑ other land4

Number

49

26

53

60

Area covered by fuel reduction burns:

 

 

 

 

 

Reserved land3

Hectares

16 457

19 977

25 438

20 000

Other land4

Hectares

3 545

4 035

4 203

3 545

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    Data for 2017‑18 has been adjusted to reflect final reported figures in the Departmentís 2019‑20 Annual Report.

2.    The 2017‑18 and 2018‑19 actuals have been updated based upon the January 2020 Report on Government Services 2020 published by the Productivity Commission.

3.    The performance measures ĎFuel reduction burns ‑ reserved landí and ĎArea covered by fuel reduction burns: Reserved landí are measures associated with funding for the Governmentís Fuel Reduction Program. Reserved land burns are conducted by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment as the lead agency and may involve multiple tenures, including private land.

4.    The performance measure ĎFuel reduction burns ‑ other landí and ĎArea covered by fuel reduction burns: Other landí ensure that Fuel reduction burn reporting is inclusive of all land types other than reserved land. These burns can be undertaken by a number of entities including the Tasmanian Fire Service, local government, Sustainable Timber Tasmania and private land management companies. This includes multiple tenure burning, including private land.

Output Group 2:††† Crime

2.1 Investigation of Crime

This Output relates to the detection and apprehension of offenders, including investigation of serious and organised crime. Through crime detection strategies and legislative reform, the Department aims to reduce the number of offences committed against both people and property.

2.2 Poppy Security

This Output focuses on the protection and security of poppy crops, the prevention of poppy crop interferences and the targeting of offenders through investigative techniques. The involvement of industry groups in the protection and security of poppies contributes to the reduction in the number of poppy diversions onto the illicit market.

2.3 Fisheries Security

This Output relates to marine safety and the protection of State and Australian Government marine resources, through the provision of marine compliance and enforcement activities. By using a combination of overt and covert sea patrols, and in‑port, at sea and fish processor inspections, the Department is able to target offenders, facilitate the protection and security of marine resources in both the recreational and commercial fishing sectors and ensure the safety of vessel operators.

2.4 Support to Judicial Services

This Output relates to policing services that support the judicial system, such as, the prosecution of offenders; provision of diversionary programs; bail/warrant processing; victim support services and investigation; and clerical and investigation services on behalf of the coroner. In addition, the Department plays a lead role in the reduction and management of family violence in Tasmania.


 

Table 8.4:†††††††† Performance Information ‑ Output Group 2

Performance Measure

Unit of

Measure

2017‑18

Actual

2018‑19

Actual

2019‑20

Actual

2020‑21

Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investigation of Crime

 

 

 

 

 

Total Offences1

Number

26 303

27 936

27 386

≤3 yr av

Total Offences clearance rate

%

51

47

49

≥3 yr av

Serious Crime1

Number

513

601

556

≤3 yr av

Serious Crime clearance rate1

%

83

78

87

≥3 yr av

Offences Against Property1

Number

20 495

21 910

21 452

≤3 yr av

Offences Against Property clearance rate

%

40

36

38

≥3 yr av

Serious Drug Offenders1

Number

497

352

283

≥3 yr av

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poppy Security

 

 

 

 

 

Number of poppy crop interferences per 1 000 hectares sown

Number

 

1.10

0.57

 

0.79

≤3 yr av

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fisheries Security

 

 

 

 

 

Marine Offenders1

Number

1 478

1 479

1 335

≥3 yr av

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support to Judicial Services

 

 

 

 

 

State charges prosecuted1

Number

52 706

54 267

53 364

≥3 yr av

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    Data for 2017‑18 has been adjusted to reflect final reported figures in the Departmentís 2019‑20 Annual Report.


 

Output Group 3:††† Traffic Policing

3.1 Traffic Policing

This Output relates to the improvement of driver behaviour, traffic law compliance and minimising road trauma. Through the provision of high visibility patrols on highways and arterial roads, targeting high risk driver behaviour and attendance/investigation of vehicle crashes, the Department aims to improve road safety, reduce the incidence of inattentive driving and diminish the use of alcohol/drugs whilst driving.

Table 8.5:†††††††† Performance Information ‑ Output Group 3

 

Unit of

2017‑18

2018‑19

2019‑20

2020‑21

Performance Measure

Measure

Actual

Actual

Actual

Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Risk Traffic Offenders1,2

Number

31 184

31 076

28 280

28 000

Speeding Offenders1,2

Number

40 913

41 216

36 719

40 000

Random Breath Tests2

Number

478 219

438 322

281 175

350 000

Drink Driving Offenders2

Number

2 173

1 908

1 542

2 400

Oral Fluid Tests2

Number

3 936

4 518

4 959

4 000

Drug Driving Offenders1,2

Number

2 213

2 428

2 657

1 870

Fatal and Serious Injury Crashes1

Number

263

274

244

≤3 yr av

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    Data for 2017‑18 has been adjusted to reflect final reported figures in the Departmentís 2019‑20 Annual Report.

2.    2019‑20 actuals data has been materially impacted by COVID‑19 pandemic restrictions.

Output Group 4:††† Emergency Management

4.1 State Emergency Services

This Output involves the provision of emergency services in accordance with the Emergency Management Act 2006 and the Tasmanian Emergency Management Arrangements. Activities undertaken as part of this Output include: emergency risk management and disaster mitigation; preparedness, responsiveness and recovery from emergency events; and the development and training of volunteers.

Management arrangements were revised in 2014‑15, and the State Emergency Service Director now reports through the Chief Fire Officer of the Tasmania Fire Service. The State Emergency Service is included within chapter 26 of this Budget Paper.

4.2 State Security and Rescue Operations

This Output relates to the provision of whole‑of‑government policies relating to counter terrorism and terrorist threats, countering violent extremism, and the provision of search and rescue operations. Activities included under the Output consist of: involvement in multi‑jurisdictional exercises; supporting national counter terrorism arrangements; and the provision of a combination of land, sea and air search and rescue operations.

 

Table 8.6:†††††††† Performance Information ‑ Output Group 4

 

Unit of

2017‑18

2018‑19

2019‑20

2020‑21

Performance Measure

Measure

Actual

Actual

Actual

Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Security and Rescue Operations

 

 

 

 

 

Number of Search and Rescue Operations

Number

304

250

262

na

Number of exercises managed1

Number

19

28

11

≥prev yr

Total Helicopter Hours2

Hours

751

867

1 135

na

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    A number of scheduled exercises in 2019‑20 were unable to be conducted due to the COVID‑19 pandemic.

2.    The performance measure ĎTotal Helicopter Hoursí reflects the hours the helicopter was utilised for all search and rescue, aero‑medical retrievals, operations and other related training and exercises.


 

Capital Investment Program

Table 8.7 provides financial information for the Departmentís Capital Investment Program. More information on the Capital Investment Program is provided in chapter 6 of The Budget Budget Paper No 1.

Table 8.7:†††††††† Capital Investment Program

 

Estimated

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Cost 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Infrastructure Commitments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Services Operations Centre

3 500 

2 000 

1 500 

.... 

.... 

Large Vessel Replacement Program

21 840 

.... 

2 500 

.... 

.... 

Launceston Police Station Refurbishment

7 000 

2 000 

5 000 

.... 

.... 

Project Unify

46 113 

8 262 

15 004 

12 736 

10 111 

Upgrade Police Housing

21 700 

4 000 

4 700 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Existing Infrastructure Commitments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management

 

 

 

 

 

Body Worn Video

716 

654 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Crackdown on Anti‑Social Driving

400 

100 

100 

.... 

.... 

Increased Police Support

90 

90 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Large Vessel Replacement Program

21 840 

5 000 

4 000 

500 

.... 

Longford Police Station1

5 000 

4 200 

.... 

.... 

.... 

New Norfolk Police Station1

5 000 

4 500 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Police Infrastructure

1 000 

1 000 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Sorell Emergency Services Hub1

12 000 

9 000 

2 500 

.... 

.... 

Supporting our Emergency Services Volunteers

2 000 

500 

500 

.... 

.... 

Upgrade Police Housing

21 700 

1 500 

1 500 

1 500 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total CIP Allocations

 

42 806 

37 304 

14 736 

10 111 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    Funding for these projects has been re‑profiled to more accurately reflect anticipated expenditure.


 

Detailed Budget Statements

Table 8.8:†††††††† 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

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue ‑ operating1

237 054 

260 087 

267 830 

267 699 

273 536 

Appropriation revenue ‑ capital2

15 250 

32 106 

37 304 

14 736 

10 111 

Other revenue from government3

.... 

10 700 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Grants4

6 078 

24 741 

4 605 

3 828 

3 598 

Sales of goods and services

3 420 

3 503 

3 587 

3 673 

3 721 

Other revenue5

10 266 

123 531 

125 557 

127 596 

129 929 

Total revenue

272 068 

454 668 

438 883 

417 532 

420 895 

Total income

272 068 

454 668 

438 883 

417 532 

420 895 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits6

191 458 

215 128 

223 465 

227 001 

232 333 

Depreciation and amortisation

18 616 

18 550 

20 329 

20 811 

21 317 

Supplies and consumables7

35 525 

61 552 

43 239 

43 582 

43 850 

Grants and subsidies8

13 867 

22 731 

19 255 

14 114 

14 015 

Borrowing costs

88 

Other expenses5

2 241 

98 935 

100 579 

102 076 

104 057 

Total expenses

261 795 

416 901 

406 872 

407 589 

415 577 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

10 273 

37 767 

32 011 

9 943 

5 318 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in physical asset revaluation reserve9

26 571 

(65 164)

(7 534)

(10 519)

24 431 

Total other comprehensive income

26 571 

(65 164)

(7 534)

(10 519)

24 431 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

36 844 

(27 397)

24 477 

(576)

29 749 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The increase in Appropriation revenue - operating, in 2020‑21, primarily reflects additional funding for State Fire Commission Support, Fuel Reduction Teams, and Increased Police Numbers.

2.    These estimates reflect funding for the Capital Investment Program, which varies significantly from year to year due to the cash flow requirements of specific projects. Refer to Table 8.7 for further information on capital projects.

3.    Other revenue from government reflects rollovers of unexpended appropriation from 2019-20 authorised in accordance with the Financial Management Act 2016.

4.    The variation in Grants, in 2020‑21, primarily reflects funding transferred to the Department from Finance‑General to meet estimated TasGRN Project expenditure in 2020‑21. Funding for project expenditure in future years will be transferred following the finalisation of project requirements.


 

5.    The Departmentís 2020‑21 Budget and Forward Estimates include receipts and expenditure estimates for the State Fire Commission, which are transacted through the Departmentís Specific Purpose Financial Management Account. The recognition of these estimates is in accordance with the treatment of Specific Purpose Account receipts and expenditure under the Financial Management Act 2016.

6.    The increase in Employee benefits, in 2020‑21, primarily reflects the State Fire Commissionís contribution to the Department for Business and Executive Services and SES costs. This is offset by revenue included under Other revenue.

7.    The variation in Supplies and consumables in 2020‑21 primarily reflects expenditure on the TasGRN Project in 2020‑21.

8.    The increase in Grants and subsidies in 2020‑21 primarily reflects State Government funding for State Fire Commission Support and Fuel Reduction Teams.

9.    The decrease in the Changes in physical asset revaluation reserve in 2020‑21 to 2022‑23 reflects more accurate estimates of Assets based on actuals data provided in the Departmentís 2019‑20 Annual Report.

Table 8.9: ††††††† Statement of Comprehensive Income ‑ Administered

 

2019‑20 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administered revenue and other income

 

 

 

 

 

Sales of goods and services

257 

262 

271 

278 

286 

Fees and fines

500 

500 

552 

565 

579 

Total administered revenue

757 

762 

823 

843 

865 

Total administered income

757 

762 

823 

843 

865 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administered expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Transfers to the Public Account

757 

762 

823 

843 

865 

Total administered expenses

757 

762 

823 

843 

865 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administered net result

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administered comprehensive result

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 8.10:†††††† Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2019‑20 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 ‑ Public Safety

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Support to the Community1

139 768 

157 858 

163 870 

161 760 

165 850 

 

139 768 

157 858 

163 870 

161 760 

165 850 

Output Group 2 ‑ Crime

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Investigation of Crime

49 333 

50 724 

51 937 

52 879 

53 970 

2.2 Poppy Security

1 037 

1 061 

1 085 

1 109 

1 135 

2.3 Fisheries Security

5 652 

5 805 

5 936 

6 059 

6 199 

2.4 Support to Judicial Services

10 953 

11 255 

11 506 

11 745 

12 017 

 

66 975 

68 845 

70 464 

71 792 

73 321 

Output Group 3 ‑ Traffic Policing

 

 

 

 

 

3.1 Traffic Policing

20 974 

21 532 

22 094 

22 547 

23 067 

 

20 974 

21 532 

22 094 

22 547 

23 067 

Output Group 4 ‑ Emergency Management

 

 

 

 

 

4.1 State Emergency Services

441 

1 280 

1 601 

1 500 

1 100 

4.2 State Security and Rescue Operations

8 896 

10 572 

9 801 

10 100 

10 198 

 

9 337 

11 852 

11 402 

11 600 

11 298 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Investment Program

15 250 

32 106 

37 304 

14 736 

10 111 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Services Expenditure1

237 054 

260 087 

267 830 

267 699 

273 536 

Total Capital Services Expenditure

15 250 

32 106 

37 304 

14 736 

10 111 

 

252 304 

292 193 

305 134 

282 435 

283 647 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation Rollover

.... 

10 700 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

252 304 

302 893 

305 134 

282 435 

283 647 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

252 304 

302 893 

305 134 

282 435 

283 647 

 

252 304 

302 893 

305 134 

282 435 

283 647 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The variation in Support to the Community and Total Operating Services Expenditure primarily reflects additional funding for State Fire Commission Support, Fuel Reduction Teams, and Increased Police Numbers.


 

Table 8.11:†††††† Administered Revenue

 

2019‑20 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Collected on Behalf of the Public Account

 

 

 

 

 

Academy Trainees ‑ Board Payments

79 

81 

83 

85 

87 

Fines

500 

500 

552 

565 

579 

Other Sales of Services

178 

181 

188 

193 

199 

 

757 

762 

823 

843 

865 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Administered Revenue

757 

762 

823 

843 

865 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 8.12:†††††† Administered Expenses

 

2019‑20 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer to the Public Account

757 

762 

823 

843 

865 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Administered Expenses

757 

762 

823 

843 

865 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 8.13:†††††† 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

349 

2 479 

2 479 

2 479 

2 479 

Receivables1

1 973 

2 509 

2 509 

2 509 

2 509 

Other financial assets

580 

547 

547 

547 

547 

 

2 902 

5 535 

5 535 

5 535 

5 535 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non‑financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories

1 073 

1 188 

1 188 

1 188 

1 188 

Property, plant and equipment2

218 926 

160 216 

167 935 

149 369 

171 550 

Infrastructure2

11 353 

592 

2 749 

8 406 

6 266 

Heritage and cultural assets

434 

434 

434 

434 

434 

Intangibles2

5 567 

18 900 

33 904 

46 640 

56 751 

Other assets3

41 487 

18 365 

13 676 

8 987 

4 298 

 

278 840 

199 695 

219 886 

215 024 

240 487 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

281 742 

205 230 

225 421 

220 559 

246 022 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables1

2 227 

3 860 

3 860 

3 860 

3 860 

Interest bearing liabilities4

40 218 

13 119 

8 746 

4 373 

.... 

Employee benefits

61 869 

68 186 

68 273 

68 360 

68 447 

Other liabilities3

1 857 

3 689 

3 689 

3 689 

3 689 

Total liabilities

106 171 

88 854 

84 568 

80 282 

75 996 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

175 571 

116 376 

140 853 

140 277 

170 026 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves

148 054 

58 980 

51 446 

40 927 

65 358 

Accumulated funds

27 517 

57 396 

89 407 

99 350 

104 668 

Total equity

175 571 

116 376 

140 853 

140 277 

170 026 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in Cash and deposits, Receivables and Payables reflects a more accurate estimate based on the 30 June 2019 outcome.

2.    The variation in Property, plant and equipment, Infrastructure, and Intangibles reflects the timing of the Capital Investment Program.

3.    The variation in Other assets and Other liabilities in 2021 primarily reflects a change in the accounting treatment for the recognition of leases. Further information on this change is provided in chapter 1 of this Budget Paper.

4.    The decrease in Interest bearing liabilities over the Budget and Forward Estimates reflects the completion of existing lease agreements. New lease agreements will be reflected in the Budget as contracts are finalised.


 

Table 8.14:†††††† 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

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts ‑ operating1

237 054 

260 087 

267 830 

267 699 

273 536 

Appropriation receipts Ė capital2

15 250 

32 106 

37 304 

14 736 

10 111 

Appropriation receipts Ė other

.... 

10 700 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Grants3

6 078 

24 741 

4 605 

3 828 

3 598 

Sales of goods and services

3 420 

3 503 

3 587 

3 673 

3 721 

GST receipts4

6 200 

13 339 

13 339 

13 339 

13 339 

Other cash receipts5

10 266 

123 531 

125 557 

127 596 

129 929 

Total cash inflows

278 268 

468 007 

452 222 

430 871 

434 234 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits6

(172 553)

(193 675)

(201 119)

(204 303)

(209 088)

Superannuation6

(18 818)

(21 366)

(22 259)

(22 611)

(23 158)

Borrowing costs

(88)

(5)

(5)

(5)

(5)

GST payments4

(6 200)

(13 339)

(13 339)

(13 339)

(13 339)

Grants and subsidies7

(13 867)

(22 731)

(19 255)

(14 114)

(14 015)

Supplies and consumables8

(39 825)

(65 852)

(47 539)

(47 882)

(48 150)

Other cash payments5

(2 241)

(98 935)

(100 579)

(102 076)

(104 057)

Total cash outflows

(253 592)

(415 903)

(404 095)

(404 330)

(411 812)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

24 676 

52 104 

48 127 

26 541 

22 422 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Payments for acquisition of non‑financial assets9

(14 750)

(41 652)

(36 804)

(14 736)

(10 111)

Net cash from (used by) investing activities

(14 750)

(41 652)

(36 804)

(14 736)

(10 111)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net borrowings

(9 926)

(10 452)

(11 323)

(11 805)

(12 311)

Net cash from (used by) financing activities

(9 926)

(10 452)

(11 323)

(11 805)

(12 311)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

349 

2 479 

2 479 

2 479 

2 479 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

349 

2 479 

2 479 

2 479 

2 479 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The increase in Appropriation receipts - operating, in 2020‑21, primarily reflects additional funding for State Fire Commission Support, Fuel Reduction Teams, and Increased Police Numbers.

2.    These estimates reflect funding for the Capital Investment Program, which varies significantly from year to year due to the cash flow requirements of specific projects. Refer to Table 8.7 for further information on capital projects.

3.    The variation in Grants in 2020‑21 primarily reflects funding transferred to the Department from Finance‑General to meet TasGRN Project expenditure in 2020‑21. Funding for project expenditure in future years will be transferred following the finalisation of project requirements.

4.    The increase in GST receipts and GST payments reflects a more accurate estimate based on the 30 June 2019 outcome.

5.    The Departmentís 2020‑21 Budget and Forward Estimates include receipts and expenditure estimates for the State Fire Commission, which are transacted through the Departmentís Specific Purpose Financial Management Account. The recognition of these estimates is in accordance with the treatment of Specific Purpose Account receipts and expenditure under the Financial Management Act 2016.

6.    The increase in Employee benefits and Superannuation in 2020‑21 primarily reflects the State Fire Commissionís contribution to the Department for Business and Executive Services and SES costs. This is offset by revenue included under Other cash receipts.

7.    The increase in Grants and subsidies in 2020‑21 primarily reflects State Government funding for State Fire Commission Support and Fuel Reduction Teams.

8.    The variation in Supplies and consumables in 2020‑21 primarily reflects expenditure on the TasGRN Project in 2020‑21.

9.    The increase in Payments for acquisition of non‑financial assets in 2020‑21 reflects funding for Project Unify and capital funding rolled over from 2019‑20 for the New Norfolk Police Station, Sorell Emergency Services Hub, Police Infrastructure and Longford Police Station.

Table 8.15:†††††† Statement of Cash Flows ‑ Administered

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Sales of goods and services

257 

262 

271 

278 

286 

Fees and fines

500 

500 

552 

565 

579 

Total cash inflows

757 

762 

823 

843 

865 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer to the Public Account

(757)

(762)

(823)

(843)

(865)

Total cash outflows

(757)

(762)

(823)

(843)

(865)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

....