19††† Office of the Governor

Agency Outline

The Office of the Governor supports the Governor in the performance of her legal, constitutional, 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 contributing to, the following major outcomes:

       safeguarding the integrity of the Stateís 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 that promote a multicultural, diverse and tolerant society;

       stimulating culture and the arts;

       promoting the Stateís exports and its tourism industry; and

       protecting and maintaining the heritage values of Government House and its grounds.

This chapter provides financial information about the Outputs to be delivered by the Office of the Governor for 2021‑22 and the Forward Estimates (2022‑23 to 2024‑25). Further information on the Office is provided at www.govhouse.tas.gov.au.


 

Key Deliverables

Table 19.1 provides a summary of the Budget and Forward Estimates allocations for key deliverables being undertaken by the Office.

Table 19.1:†††††† Key Deliverables Statement

 

2021‑22

 

Budget

2022‑23

Forward

Estimate

2023‑24

Forward

Estimate

2024‑25

Forward

Estimate

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

Initiatives

Upgrade and Integration of Security Systems

310

10

10

10

 

 

 

 

 

Upgrade and Integration of Security Systems

This initiative will provide for the design, implementation and ongoing operation of an integrated security solution for the Government House Estate.

Ongoing Key Deliverables

In addition to the key deliverables identified in the table above, the ongoing key deliverables for the Office include:

       continuing support of the Governorís 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

Outputs of the Office of the Governor are provided under the following Output Groups:

       Output Group 1 ‑ The Office of the Governor; and

       Output Group 89 ‑ Public Building Maintenance Program.

Table 19.2 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for the Office.

Table 19.2:†††††† Output Group Expense Summary

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 ‑ The Office of the Governor

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Support for the Governor1

5 077 

5 254 

5 295 

5 403 

5 451 

 

5 077 

5 254 

5 295 

5 403 

5 451 

Output Group 89 ‑ Public Building Maintenance Program

 

 

 

 

 

89.1 Public Building Maintenance Program2

139 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

139 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

5 216 

5 254 

5 295 

5 403 

5 451 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The increase in Support for the Governor in 2021‑22 primarily reflects the rollover of unexpended appropriation from 2020‑21 for the conservation and double glazing of Government House ballroom windows.

2.    The decrease in Public Building Maintenance Program reflects the completion of works on a fire detection system and heating upgrade at Government House during 2020‑21.


 

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 Tasmanian State Service, the Tasmanian community and Offices of the Governor in other states. 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, legal and ceremonial 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 19.3:†††††† Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue ‑ operating1

4 709 

5 142 

4 943 

5 051 

5 144 

Other revenue from government2

.... 

70 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Grants3

139 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Sales of goods and services

94 

100 

100 

100 

55 

Total revenue

4 942 

5 312 

5 043 

5 151 

5 199 

Total income

4 942 

5 312 

5 043 

5 151 

5 199 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

3 674 

3 774 

3 863 

3 951 

3 975 

Depreciation and amortisation

298 

301 

301 

301 

299 

Supplies and consumables

1 207 

1 142 

1 094 

1 114 

1 140 

Other expenses

37 

37 

37 

37 

37 

Total expenses

5 216 

5 254 

5 295 

5 403 

5 451 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(274)

58 

(252)

(252)

(252)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in physical asset revaluation reserve

300 

300 

300 

300 

300 

Total other comprehensive income

300 

300 

300 

300 

300 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

26 

358 

48 

48 

48 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The increase in Appropriation revenue ‑ operating in 2021‑22 reflects additional funding for the Upgrade and Integration of Security Systems initiative.

2.    The increase in Other revenue from government in 2021‑22 reflects the rollover of unexpended appropriation from 2020‑21 for the conservation and double glazing of Government House ballroom windows.

3.    The decrease in Grants reflects the completion of works on a fire detection system and heating upgrade at Government House during 2020‑21.

 


 

Table 19.4:†††††† Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 ‑ The Office of the Governor

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Support for the Governor1

4 088 

4 507 

4 294 

4 388 

4 467 

 

4 088 

4 507 

4 294 

4 388 

4 467 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office of the Governor

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Services

4 088 

4 507 

4 294 

4 388 

4 467 

 

4 088 

4 507 

4 294 

4 388 

4 467 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserved by Law

 

 

 

 

 

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

606 

620 

634 

648 

662 

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

15 

15 

15 

15 

15 

 

621 

635 

649 

663 

677 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation Rollover

.... 

70 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

4 709 

5 212 

4 943 

5 051 

5 144 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

4 709 

5 212 

4 943 

5 051 

5 144 

 

4 709 

5 212 

4 943 

5 051 

5 144 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The increase in Support for the Governor in 2021‑22 reflects additional funding for the Upgrade and Integration of Security Systems initiative.

 


 

Table 19.5:†††††† Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2021 

2022 

2023 

2024 

2025 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits

318 

347 

402 

457 

512 

Receivables

16 

16 

16 

16 

 

327 

363 

418 

473 

528 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non‑financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories1

.... 

53 

53 

53 

53 

Property, plant and equipment2

35 282 

40 589 

40 591 

40 593 

40 595 

Heritage and cultural assets1

3 586 

3 890 

3 890 

3 890 

3 890 

Other assets1

42 

40 

38 

38 

 

38 875 

44 574 

44 574 

44 574 

44 576 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

39 202 

44 937 

44 992 

45 047 

45 104 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables1

61 

83 

85 

87 

89 

Interest bearing liabilities1

.... 

.... 

Employee benefits

588 

601 

609 

617 

625 

Total liabilities

649 

691 

698 

705 

714 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

38 553 

44 246 

44 294 

44 342 

44 390 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves2

28 542 

34 026 

34 326 

34 626 

34 926 

Accumulated funds

10 011 

10 220 

9 968 

9 716 

9 464 

Total equity

38 553 

44 246 

44 294 

44 342 

44 390 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The increase in Inventories, Heritage and cultural assets, Other assets, Payables and Interest bearing liabilities in 2022 reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2020 actuals.

2.    The increase in Property, plant and equipment and Reserves reflects a revaluation of the Government House land, building and heritage assets in June 2021.


 

Table 19.6:†††††† Statement of Cash Flows

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts ‑ operating

4 709 

5 142 

4 943 

5 051 

5 144 

Appropriation receipts ‑ other

.... 

70 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Grants

139 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Sales of goods and services

94 

100 

100 

100 

55 

GST receipts

60 

60 

60 

60 

60 

Total cash inflows

5 002 

5 372 

5 103 

5 211 

5 259 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(3 378)

(3 460)

(3 531)

(3 601)

(3 611)

Superannuation

(288)

(306)

(324)

(342)

(356)

GST payments

(60)

(60)

(60)

(60)

(60)

Supplies and consumables

(1 206)

(1 141)

(1 093)

(1 113)

(1 139)

Other cash payments

(37)

(37)

(37)

(37)

(37)

Total cash outflows

(4 969)

(5 004)

(5 045)

(5 153)

(5 203)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

33 

368 

58 

58 

56 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Payments for acquisition of non‑financial assets

.... 

(310)

.... 

.... 

.... 

Net cash from (used by) investing activities

.... 

(310)

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net borrowings

.... 

(3)

(3)

(3)

(1)

Net cash from (used by) financing activities

.... 

(3)

(3)

(3)

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

33 

55 

55 

55 

55 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

285 

292 

347 

402 

457 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

318 

347 

402 

457 

512