8     Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania

Agency Outline

The former Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment became the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania on 1 December 2021. The name change better reflects the purpose of the Department to facilitate productive and sustainable industries and to protect and promote Tasmania’s natural and cultural values to deliver a sustainable Tasmania. The Department’s vision is a Tasmania where our natural resources, cultural values and environment are recognised and used sustainably to support our future prosperity.

The Department’s strategic priorities are to:

·       enable business and employment opportunities through sustainable growth of Tasmania’s productive industries;

·       deliver a world class regulatory system for industry, heritage, land and environment;

·       protect and restore Tasmania’s unique biodiversity, heritage and protected areas and recognise Tasmanian Aboriginal people;

·       enable world class experiences of Tasmania’s cultural and natural values; and

·       build a high performance department, driven by our people and our systems.

The Department has four key organisational groups: Environment, Heritage and Land; the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service; Primary Industries and Water; and Strategy and Business Services.

The Department provides portfolio support to the following Ministers:

·       the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, and the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Hon Roger Jaensch MP;

·       the Minister for Heritage, and the Minister for Racing, Hon Madeleine Ogilvie MP;

·       the Minister for Parks, Hon Jacquie Petrusma MP;

·       the Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Hon Jo Palmer MLC; and

·       the Minister for Resources, Hon Guy Barnett MP.

This chapter provides the Department’s financial information for 2022‑23 and the Forward Estimates (2023‑24 to 2025‑26). Further information on the Department is provided at www.nre.tas.gov.au.

Key Deliverables

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

Table 8.1:         Key Deliverables Statement

 

2022-23

 

Budget

2023-24

Forward

Estimate

2024-25

Forward

Estimate

2025-26

Forward

Estimate

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Aboriginal Heritage Register

100

100

....

....

Bass Strait Islands Biosecurity Officers

313

273

273

449

Border and Biosecurity Control Costs

3 500

....

....

....

Cadet Stewards Program

241

241

241

241

Cultural Burning Support

330

330

330

330

Implementation of National Electronic Conveyancing

500

500

....

....

Implementation of TWWHA Biosecurity Strategy

870

750

850

800

Implementation of Wild Fallow Deer Management

417

426

576

456

Kanunnah Bridge Strengthening1

1 000

....

....

....

Maintaining Frontline Rangers

2 000

2 000

2 000

2 000

National Parks ‑ Maintenance Boost (Continuation)1

1 000

1 000

1 000

1 000

National Trust Support

300

....

....

....

National Water Grid Authority Science Program

349

93

93

....

Reserve Activity Assessment Reforms Project

1 974

1 504

 1 504

1 504

Resource Security in the Forestry Sector

200

....

....

....

RTBG - Additional Operational Support2

200

200

200

200

RTBG - Review of the Strategic Master Plan2

250

....

....

....

ShellMAP Industry Market Development

100

100

100

100

Ten Year Salmon Plan

377

....

....

....

Traveller Management System

150

....

....

....

Wellington Park Management Trust

250

250

350

250

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    This reflects additional funding for an existing project, which is included in the Capital Investment Program section of this chapter.

2.    This initiative will be delivered by the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Refer to chapter 26 of this Budget Paper.

Aboriginal Heritage Register

This initiative provides funding to continue work on the development of a new purpose-built Tasmanian Aboriginal Heritage Register.

Bass Strait Islands Biosecurity Officers

Ongoing funding is provided for this initiative, which builds on previous initiatives to strengthen biosecurity on the Bass Strait Islands and commits permanent funding for full-time officers on King and Flinders Islands. The initiative also provides for purpose-built wash down facilities for use by Biosecurity Tasmania Officers to minimise risks in carrying out activities on the Islands.

Border and Biosecurity Control Costs

This funding will maintain capacity to respond to border activities as required.

Cadet Stewards Program

This initiative provides for the transition of the Program to an ongoing activity, with the addition of a third Cadet position.

Cultural Burning Support

Ongoing funding is provided for this initiative to support Tasmanian Aboriginal organisations to undertake cultural burning on land managed by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. The initiative will also support engagement activities between the PWS and Tasmanian Aboriginal organisations to identify areas suitable for cultural burning.

Implementation of National Electronic Conveyancing

Tasmania is a signatory to an intergovernmental agreement for the development of National Electronic Conveyancing. This initiative will support the implementation of electronic conveyancing into the Land Titles Office lodgement systems, processes, and practices.

Implementation of TWWHA Biosecurity Strategy

As a key outcome of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) Management Plan 2016, the TWWHA Biosecurity Strategy 2021-2031 has been developed to respond to the threat of invasive weeds, animals and diseases. Funding is provided over four years for the implementation of this strategy.

Implementation of Wild Fallow Deer Management

Funding is provided over four years for the implementation of the Wild Fallow Deer Management Plan. This initiative also provides for the employment of an additional officer dedicated to working with farmers and hunters to increase the take‑up of property‑based game management plans, as well as support for existing deer farmers to market and showcase their product.

Kanunnah Bridge Strengthening

Funding is provided to enable the Parks and Wildlife Service to complete critical strengthening works to the Kanunnah Bridge, which commenced in 2021-22. The total estimated cost of these works is $2.1 million.

Maintaining Frontline Rangers

Funding is provided on an ongoing basis for the Boosting National Parks Rangers and Frontline Staff initiative, following an initial allocation for the initiative in 2018‑19.

National Parks - Maintenance Boost (Continuation)

The Parks and Wildlife Service manages in excess of $1 billion of assets that service visitor needs and experiences within our parks and reserves across the State. This initiative provides ongoing funding for the maintenance of this asset portfolio.

National Trust Support

This initiative will support the operations of the National Trust (Tasmania) in managing its portfolio of significant heritage properties and to facilitate strategic business transformation activities.

National Water Grid Authority Science Program

This initiative provides for the State’s co-contribution to the National Water Grid Authority Science Program initiatives that support the Tasmanian Rural Water Use Strategy.

Reserve Activity Assessment Reforms Project

This initiative supports a commitment to amend the National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002 to mandate elements of the Reserve Activity Assessment process, establish an independent panel to assess and review significant proposals, provide for administrative appeals, and support the publication of leases and licences over reserved land. Funding is provided over four years for this initiative.

Resource Security in the Forestry Sector

This initiative will help address emerging national wood supply pressures and inform the Government’s strategic approach in achieving long-term sustainable wood resource security to support the Tasmanian forest and wood products sector.

ShellMAP Industry Market Development

This initiative provides for a Program Coordinator to support the Shellfish Market Access Program.

Ten Year Salmon Plan

This initiative will support the development of a new ten year salmon plan.

Traveller Management System

This initiative provides for the archiving of the Traveller Management System used to manage incoming travellers to Tasmania during the COVID-19 pandemic. This archiving will allow for the system to be quickly re-activated if required.

Wellington Park Management Trust

This initiative provides ongoing funding for additional resources to ensure that the Wellington Park Management Trust is sustainably resourced to carry out its functions as the managing authority of Wellington Park.


 

Output Group Restructure

During the 2021‑22 financial year, the Department was restructured in accordance with relevant State Service Restructuring Orders. Refer to chapter 1 of this Budget Paper for further information.

At an output level, the restructures resulted in the following changes:

·       as at 1 December 2021, the Department transferred the balance of funding allocated for the functions and activities of the Environment Protection Authority within the former Output 7.1 Environmental Management and Pollution Control to the new standalone EPA. Further information on the EPA is provided in chapter 14 of this Budget Paper; and

·       as at 31 March 2022, the Department received funding for the forestry policy functions from the Department of State Growth’s former Output 4.1 Forestry Policy and Reform. This funding is reflected in the Department’s new Output 2.5 Forest Policy. The Department also has new administered outputs for the Government’s contribution to the Forest Practices Authority; Private Forests Tasmania and Sustainable Timber Tasmania.

Additionally, the Department has implemented an output restructure for the 2022-23 Budget, effective 1 July 2022. This restructure reflects the outcomes of the recently developed Department Strategic Plan.

The changes to the Output structure are:

·       Output Group 2 Primary Industries is renamed Primary Industries and Water. Output 2.1 AgriGrowth Tasmania is renamed Primary Industries. The former Output 2.3 Supervision of Poppy and Hemp Crops is re-numbered as Output 2.2. The former Output 2.2 Marine Resources is re‑numbered as Output 2.4.

·       The former Output Group 3 Natural and Cultural Heritage is abolished. The former Output 3.1 Resource Management and Conservation has transferred to a new Output 7.3 Natural Values Management in Output Group 7 Environment. The former Output 3.5 Threatened Species has transferred to Output Group 7 Environment as Output 7.4.

·       The former Output 3.2 Historic Heritage Services has transferred to a new Output Group 6 ‑ Heritage as Output 6.1 Historic Heritage. The former Output 3.3 Aboriginal Heritage and Land has also transferred to Output Group 6 Heritage as Output 6.2.

·       The former Output 3.4 Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is abolished, with the Government’s contribution to the Gardens now reflected as an Administered Grant. Refer to Table 8.15 Administered Expenses.

·       The former Output Group 4 Water Resources is abolished and the former Output 4.1 Water Resources Management has been moved into Output Group 2 ‑ Primary Industries and re‑numbered as Output 2.3.

·       The former Output Group 6 Biosecurity Tasmania is re-numbered and renamed as Output Group 3 ‑ Biosecurity. The former Outputs 6.1 Biosecurity and 6.2 Product Integrity have been amalgamated to create Output 3.1 Biosecurity and Product Integrity under this new Output Group.

·       The former Output 7.1 Environmental Management and Pollution Control has been renamed Environmental Management.

·       The former Output Group 8 Parks and Wildlife Management is abolished and now reflected as Output Group 4 Parks, comprising Output 4.1 Parks and Output 4.2 Crown Land Services.

Output Information

Outputs of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania are provided under the following Output Groups:

·       Output Group 1 - Land Tasmania;

·       Output Group 2 - Primary Industries and Water;

·       Output Group 3 - Biosecurity;

·       Output Group 4 - Parks;

·       Output Group 5 - Racing Regulation and Policy;

·       Output Group 6 - Heritage;

·       Output Group 7 - Environment;

·       Output Group 89 - Public Building Maintenance Program; and

·       Output Group 90 - COVID‑19 Response and Recovery.

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

Table 8.2:         Output Group Expense Summary

 

2021-22 

2022-23 

2023-24 

2024-25 

2025-26 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Primary Industries and Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 2 - Primary Industries and Water

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Primary Industries1

13 455 

12 251 

10 832 

9 966 

8 884 

2.2 Supervision of Poppy and Hemp Crops2

633 

759 

782 

800 

828 

2.3 Water Resources Management3

7 904 

8 792 

8 629 

8 635 

7 873 

2.4 Marine Resources4

19 066 

20 333 

17 270 

15 951 

16 119 

 

41 058 

42 135 

37 513 

35 352 

33 704 

Output Group 3 - Biosecurity

 

 

 

 

 

3.1 Biosecurity and Product Integrity5

35 356 

41 638 

35 126 

33 166 

31 987 

 

35 356 

41 638 

35 126 

33 166 

31 987 

Output Group 7 - Environment

 

 

 

 

 

7.3 Natural Values Management6

13 657 

13 124 

13 359 

13 525 

12 091 

 

13 657 

13 124 

13 359 

13 525 

12 091 

Output Group 89 - Public Building Maintenance Program

 

 

 

 

 

89.1 Public Building Maintenance Program

2 129 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

2 129 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 


Table 8.2:         Output Group Expense Summary (continued)

 

2021-22 

2022-23 

2023-24 

2024-25 

2025-26 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 90 - COVID-19 Response and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

90.2 Seafood Industry Growth and Recovery

702 

165 

.... 

.... 

.... 

90.6 Agricultural Workforce Resilience

1 274 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

1 976 

165 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies

7 054 

6 803 

6 486 

6 511 

6 272 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 2 - Primary Industries and Water

 

 

 

 

 

2.5 Forest Policy7

1 174 

2 605 

2 056 

2 022 

2 048 

 

1 174 

2 605 

2 056 

2 022 

2 048 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies

.... 

11 340 

11 402 

11 737 

11 830 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 6 - Heritage

 

 

 

 

 

6.2 Aboriginal Heritage and Land8

4 170 

4 373 

3 716 

3 657 

3 719 

 

4 170 

4 373 

3 716 

3 657 

3 719 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Heritage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 6 - Heritage

 

 

 

 

 

6.1 Historic Heritage9

3 862 

4 160 

2 929 

2 983 

3 052 

 

3 862 

4 160 

2 929 

2 983 

3 052 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies

4 179 

4 283 

4 408 

4 500 

4 612 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Parks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Land Tasmania

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Land Titles, Survey and Mapping Services10

14 438 

15 348 

15 683 

15 105 

15 429 

1.2 Valuation Services

6 033 

6 673 

6 797 

6 870 

6 994 

 

20 471 

22 021 

22 480 

21 975 

22 423 


Table 8.2:         Output Group Expense Summary (continued)

 

2021-22 

2022-23 

2023-24 

2024-25 

2025-26 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 4 - Parks

 

 

 

 

 

4.1 Parks11

74 977 

80 533 

80 988 

81 261 

82 356 

4.2 Crown Land Services12

13 176 

12 354 

12 477 

12 585 

12 709 

 

88 153 

92 887 

93 465 

93 846 

95 065 

Output Group 90 - COVID-19 Response and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

90.5 Improving Crown Lands Transaction Turnaround Time

950 

650 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

950 

650 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies

3 206 

3 986 

3 831 

4 003 

3 988 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Investment Program

726 

556 

556 

556 

556 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Racing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 5 - Racing Regulation and Policy

 

 

 

 

 

5.1 Racing Regulation and Policy

5 775 

5 809 

5 950 

6 081 

5 882 

 

5 775 

5 809 

5 950 

6 081 

5 882 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies

32 704 

33 277 

32 977 

32 977 

32 477 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Environment and Climate Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 7 - Environment

 

 

 

 

 

7.1 Environmental Management13

19 169 

8 166 

2 504 

1 985 

1 785 

7.2 Analytical Services

6 298 

6 140 

6 237 

6 318 

6 422 

7.4 Threatened Species14

3 813 

4 608 

4 885 

5 000 

4 629 

 

29 280 

18 914 

13 626 

13 303 

12 836 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

295 880 

308 726 

289 880 

286 194 

282 542 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The decrease in Primary Industries from 2022-23 to 2024-25 reflects the progressive completion of the Taking Agriculture to the Next Level initiative. The decrease in 2024-25 also reflects the completion of the Rural Business Resilience Package. The decrease in 2025-26 reflects the completion of the Agricultural Development Fund and the Strategic Industry Partnership Program initiatives.

2.    The increase in Supervision of Poppy and Hemp Crops in 2022-23 reflects a reallocation of corporate overhead costs within Output Group 2.

3.    The variation in Water Resources Management in 2022-23 and 2023-24 primarily reflects new funding received for the National Water Grid Authority Science Program. The decrease in 2024-25 reflects the completion of the Rural Water Use Strategy Implementation initiative and the National Water Grid Authority Science Program.

4.    The increase in Marine Resources in 2022-23 reflects new funding for the Ten Year Salmon Plan and ShellMAP Industry Market Development initiatives and the Wild Fisheries Action Plan. The decrease in 2023-24 reflects the completion of the Ten Year Salmon Plan, Wild Fisheries Action Plan and the Industry Led Abalone Productivity Improvement Program initiatives. The decrease in 2024-25 reflects the completion of the Supporting Recreational Sea Fishing in Local Communities initiative.

5.    The increase in Biosecurity and Product Integrity in 2022-23 reflects new funding for the Border and Biosecurity Control Costs, Bass Strait Islands Biosecurity Officers and Traveller Management System initiatives. The decrease in 2023-24 reflects the completion of the Border and Biosecurity Control Costs initiative and a decrease in funding for the Weed Action Fund. The decrease in 2024‑25 primarily relates to the completion of the Weed Action Fund.

6.    The decrease in Natural Values Management in 2025-26 primarily reflects the completion of the Tasmanian Natural Resource Management Bodies initiative.

7.    The increase in Forest Policy in 2022-23 reflects the first full year budget allocation following the transfer of this Output from the Department of State Growth on 31 March 2022.

8.    The increase in Aboriginal Heritage and Land in 2022-23 reflects new funding for the development of an Aboriginal Heritage Register. The decrease in 2023-24 reflects the completion of the Support for the Major Aboriginal Policy Reform initiative.

9.    The increase in Historic Heritage in 2022-23 reflects new funding for the National Trust Support initiative. The decrease in 2023‑24 reflects the completion of this initiative and the Port Arthur Convict Heritage Hub Penitentiary initiative.

10.  The increase in Land Titles, Survey and Mapping Services in 2022-23 reflects new funding for the Implementation of the National Electronic Conveyancing initiative. The decrease in 2024-25 reflects the completion of this initiative.

11.  The increase in Parks in 2022-23 reflects new funding for the Implementation of TWWHA Biosecurity Strategy, Cultural Burning Support and Reserve Activity Assessment Reforms Project initiatives.

12.  The decrease in Crown Land Services in 2022-23 reflects the current cash flow allocation of the Okines/Lewisham Foreshore Works initiative.

13.  The decrease in Environmental Management in 2022-23 primarily reflects the separation of the EPA from the Department on 1 December 2021 and a decrease in funding for the Waste Action Plan Implementation initiative. The decrease in 2023-24 reflects the completion of the Circular Economy initiative. The decrease in 2024-25 reflects the completion of the Waste Action Plan Implementation initiative. The decrease in 2025-26 reflects the cessation of the Plastic Free Tasmania initiative.

14.  The increase in Threatened Species in 2022-23 reflects a reallocation of funding for threatened species activities from within the Output Group.

Output Group 1:    Land Tasmania

1.1 Land Titles, Survey and Mapping Services

This Output provides a secure land titling system; an effective policy and legislative framework for land administration; and services that underpin land management and support the development of Tasmania’s spatial data infrastructure. This Output also produces, maintains and integrates a wide range of land information data sets, which are easily accessible through the Land Information System Tasmania web interface and TASMAP products.

1.2 Valuation Services

This Output provides an authoritative valuation service for Government on acquisition, purchase, sale and rental of property, including quality control of statutory property valuations. This Output also administers and delivers a uniform and consistent valuation system to support rating and taxing in Tasmania. Supplementary valuation services for municipal areas in Tasmania are also either undertaken by the Office of the Valuer-General or subcontracted to valuation firms.

Table 8.3:         Performance Information - Output Group 1

Performance Measure

Unit of

 Measure

2019-20 Actual

2020-21 Actual

2021-22 Target

2022-23 Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quality of Tasmania’s land survey and valuation services

 

 

 

 

 

Complying surveys lodged1

%

96

96

94

94

Objections resulting in an amended valuation2

%

0.26

0.07

<2.00

<2.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Efficiency of land registration processes

 

 

 

 

 

Sealed plans lodged in compliance with the Priority Final Plan Scheme registered within the statutory timeframe3

%

na

100

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accessibility of quality land information to support decision making

 

 

 

 

 

Number of land related data sets available via the LIST4

Number of data sets

2 593

2 731

2 850

3 100

Availability of LIST website and LIST services to government, industry and public5

%

99

99

99

99

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level of government, industry and public use of LIST

 

 

 

 

 

Level of government, industry and public use of LIST website6

Number sessions

(million)

2.5

2.86

3.1

3.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    This measure was introduced in 2015‑16 following revisions of the Surveyors Act 2002 and Surveyors Regulations 2014 that enabled the Surveyor-General to implement a targeted audit program.

2.    This measure represents the percentage of total valuation notices issued in a financial year that have an amended valuation following the lodgement of an objection. It reflects the quality and consistency of valuations completed.

3.    The Early Issue Scheme was replaced by the Building and Construction (Regulatory Reform Amendments) Act (No. 2) 2020 Priority Final Plan Scheme. The new Scheme commenced on 30 November 2020.

4.    This measure reflects the number of layers available via LISTmap and includes layers secured and accessible by specific clients such as emergency service organisations. Operational responses to biosecurity incidents, integration of layers from ABS and other government data projects has resulted in the year on year increases to the available LISTmap layers.

5.    This measure was introduced in 2019-20 to measure the overall annual (24/7/365) system availability of the LIST website and LIST services relevant to outages within the control of the Department.

6.    This measure captures the volume of client web sessions (i.e. numbers of times clients access the LIST website and its components) using standard web browsers.

Output Group 2:    Primary Industries and Water

2.1 Primary Industries

This Output supports the Government’s commitment to grow the value of the agricultural sector in Tasmania tenfold to $10 billion by 2050. It oversees the delivery of Tasmania’s Sustainable Agri-Food Plan 2019‑23. The majority of the agricultural research, development and extension services delivered via the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture are reflected in this Output. It also includes Game Services Tasmania, which delivers game and browsing animal management services to landholders, farmers and hunters.

2.2 Supervision of Poppy and Hemp Crops

This Output aims to maintain a securely regulated poppy industry through responsibility for the licensing, inspection, supervision and management of poppy crops. This Output ensures that the cultivation of poppy crops is performed in accordance with the Poisons Act 1971, ensuring policy coordination and preparation of advice to the Government, liaison with private enterprise, government agencies, growers and other stakeholder bodies.

The Output is also responsible for ensuring the licensing, inspection and testing of all industrial hemp crops is undertaken in accordance with the Industrial Hemp Act 2015 and Regulations.

2.3 Water Resources Management

This Output develops and implements a range of legislation and policies for water management to ensure the equitable, efficient and sustainable allocation and use of surface and ground-water resources and the safety of dams. It supports the development and coordination of policies relating to the regulation of the urban water and sewerage industry. It also provides services to assess, monitor, report and provide advice on the health, condition and state of Tasmania’s water resources for the community, industry and government.

2.4 Marine Resources

This Output supports the orderly and sustainable development and management of the Tasmanian aquaculture industry and develops and implements management policies and plans for Tasmania’s commercial, recreational and Aboriginal cultural fisheries.

2.5 Forest Policy

This Output provides high level support on forestry resource policy and management issues including strategic policy projects, program delivery and facilitation of a number of inter-agency committees relating to forestry policy and programs. It has a focus on forest policy projects of strategic importance as well as delivery of specific programs to assist the development and growth of the forest industry.

Table 8.4:         Performance Information - Output Group 2

Performance Measure

Unit of

 Measure

2019-20 Actual

2020-21 Actual

2021-22 Target

2022-23 Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Value of primary industries sector

 

 

 

 

 

Gross value of agricultural and fish production

 

 

 

 

 

Wild fisheries1 

$ million

147.6

123.9

120

120

Aquaculture

$ million

930.7

1 060

981

1 025

Agriculture2

$ million

1 878

1 885

1 998

2 116

Food production value added3

$ million

5 270

na

5 850

6 435

Exports of food, agriculture and fisheries

 

 

 

 

 

Overseas exports4

$ million

952

810

900

980

Interstate food trade5

$ million

3 409

na

3 760

4 130

 

 

 

 

 

 

Efficiency of fishers’ licensing processes

 

 

 

 

 

Fishers’ licensing transaction times6

% completed in 3 working days

95

95

95

95

 

 

 

 

 

 

External funds leveraged from Government investment in primary industries research7

 

 

 

 

 

External funds received by TIA8

$ million

7.5

6.18

8

8

External funds received by IMAS-SMRCA9

$ million

5.7

6.47

5.0

3.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accessibility of information to support farmers to run their businesses

 

 

 

 

 

Proportion of emails or calls to FarmPoint responded to within 1 business day10

%

99

95

95

98

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supervision of Poppy and Hemp Crops

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of Poppy Advisory Control Board per licence issued11

$

1 385

1 436

1 721

2 092

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support for GMO moratorium

 

 

 

 

 

Proportion of former GM canola sites monitored or audited12

%

100

100

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amount of water available for irrigation

 

 

 

 

 

Total volume of water licensed for irrigation13

Megalitres (ML)

'000

870

922

960

1 000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Efficiency of dam permit processing14

 

 

 

 

 

Average time for processing applications for Division 4 dam works permit approvals

Days

6

9

14

14

Average time for processing applications for Division 3 dam works permit approvals

Days

46

43

84

84

Table 8.4:         Performance Information - Output Group 2 (continued)

Performance Measure

Unit of

 Measure

2019-20 Actual

2020-21 Actual

2021-22 Target

2022-23 Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quality of water information

 

 

 

 

 

Proportion of streamflow sites that meet quality assurance standards15

%

99.2

99.4

95

95

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    Targets for this measure are based on the total allowable commercial catches, set for the relevant licensing years, which do not coincide with financial years. Similarly, actuals relate to the licensing year ending in the relevant financial year. The 2020-21 actual value for aquaculture has been updated following a revised value for Salmonids. The downward trend for 2020-21 and the 2021‑22 target value for wild fisheries is largely due to COVID-19 impacts on domestic and international markets and the ongoing closure of the Chinese market to rock lobster imports from Tasmania.

2.    This measure includes food and non-food agricultural production. The targets assume a growth rate from 2012-13 that results in the gross value reaching $10 billion by 2050, consistent with the Tasmanian Government’s AgriVision 2050 target. The 2019‑20 actual value was released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on 14 May 2021.

3.    This measure is reported in the Tasmanian Agri-Food ScoreCard, published by the Department. It is calculated from data sourced from the ABS, the Department, primary producers, industry bodies and major food processors. The 2020‑21 value is not yet available.

4.    This measure is sourced from ABS overseas export data and incorporates meat, dairy, fish, and fruit and vegetables. Targets assume conformity with long-term production trends and no significant change in the value of the Australian dollar.

5.    The net value of interstate trade is calculated by the Department and reported in the Tasmanian Agri-Food ScoreCard. It is the residual value of food production value added after overseas exports and Tasmanian consumption are accounted for. The 2020‑21 value is not yet available.

6.    This measure reflects the response time for processing of routine applications. As part of the COVID‑19 relief measures, various licenses and fees were waived or reimbursed in 2020 and 2021. The impact of the relief measures are not included in this performance measure.

7.    The funds received by Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies - Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration Agreement are calculated on a calendar year basis. For example, 2019-20 refers to the total amount of funds received during the 2020 calendar year. These measures exclude the contribution by the University of Tasmania.

8.    This measure is only one measure of the success of the Joint Venture Agreement with TIA. The TIA Strategic Plan identifies the priorities for the Institute, including supporting the Government’s plan to increase the contribution of agriculture to the Tasmanian economy.

9.    Target funding for SMRCA external funding is designed to match the approximate level of State Government contributions annually, which is around $3.5 million in 2020-21. IMAS has historically exceeded that target.

10.  The new FarmPoint helpline and email were launched in 2019 and complement the FarmPoint website, which was modernised in 2019. Collectively, FarmPoint provides easy access to information to support farmers to run their business. The measure is based on response times to calls and emails received through FarmPoint.

11.  This is a measure of the total costs of the Poppy Advisory Control Board per annum divided by the number of licences issued and/or active in that year. The increase over recent years in cost per licence issued or active is primarily the result of a reduction in the number of poppy growers in Tasmania in response to stable global stocks and the need to balance supply and demand. The cost of the PACB is primarily a fixed cost and is borne by Government. Poppy cultivation licences are no longer issued annually, but for a period of up to five years.

12.  All former GM canola trial sites are routinely monitored, and any volunteer plants are destroyed in accordance with the State’s GMO policy. The Department is currently working with TIA to develop an inspection program that balances farm activity with ongoing monitoring requirements in accordance with a risk-based approach to management/inspection and response actions.

13.  This measure refers to the volume of water licensed and should be read as a cumulative total. A further approximately 130 000 ML is available through other statutory water entitlements, which are not recorded on the Department’s register. The target for this measure is indicative only.

14.  The statutory timeframe for processing dam applications under the Water Management Act 1999 is 84 days. Interpretation of these measures needs to take account of the introduction of an integrated process for dealing with environmental issues at proposed dam sites. Amendments to the Act, that took effect on 1 January 2016, provide for a new process for low-risk dams under Division 4. The legislation provides 14 days for a decision on whether an application is required under Division 3.

15.  The targets for this measure are set to the nationally accepted benchmark, which is 95 per cent.

 

Output Group 3:    Biosecurity

3.1 Biosecurity and Product Integrity

This Output supports Tasmania’s Sustainable Agri-Food Plan 2019-23 by providing scientific risk-based systems to exclude, eradicate or effectively manage pests and diseases that jeopardise the relative pest and disease‑free status of Tasmania. The Output delivers: diagnostic services to support sustainable pest and disease control measures and to validate the State’s relative pest and disease‑free status with scientific evidence; ensures animal welfare practices are consistent with legislative requirements and community expectations; provides a framework to regulate and manage food safety in the primary production and processing sectors and to identify and trace the movement of livestock; and includes services aimed at ensuring that agricultural chemical use is consistent with legislative requirements and community expectations.

Table 8.5:         Performance Information - Output Group 3

Performance Measure

Unit of

Measure

2019-20 Actual

2020-21 Actual

2021-22 Target

2022-23 Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriateness of import requirements for plants and animals

 

 

 

 

 

Current and relevant import requirements in place for plants and plant products1

%

100

100

100

100

Import permits and conditions for animals and animal products reviewed2

%

100

100

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responses to notifications of weeds, pests and diseases are undertaken in accord with State and national protocols

 

 

 

 

 

Proportion of notifications requiring further regulatory action ‑ weeds3

%

5.8

<1

<1

<1

Proportion of notifications followed up - pests and diseases4

%

100

100

100

100

Compliance with response protocols5

%

100

100

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effectiveness of Diagnostic Services

 

 

 

 

 

Compliance with the relevant International Standard as applied to veterinary and plant testing laboratories6

Yes/No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barrier inspections conducted to appropriate standards

 

 

 

 

 

Effective screening of all passenger transfers from Bass Strait ferries and major airports7

%

100

100

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effective Approved Quarantine Places

 

 

 

 

 

Fully compliant Approved Quarantine Places8

%

100

100

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 8.5:         Performance Information - Output Group 3 (continued)

Performance Measure

Unit of

 Measure

2019-20 Actual

2020-21 Actual

2021-22 Target

2022-23 Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compliance with food safety standards by primary producers and processors

 

 

 

 

 

Eligible primary producers/processors accredited annually by NRE Tas ‑ cumulative9

Number

256

276

280

270

Audits of high‑risk food safety areas without significant findings10

%

99

99

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compliance with animal welfare standards

 

 

 

 

 

Audits of high‑risk animal use undertaken without significant findings11

%

100

100

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compliance with chemical usage legislation

 

 

 

 

 

Audits of agricultural and veterinary chemical usage without significant findings12

%

100

100

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    This measure refers to the percentage of import requirements that are current and relevant.

2.    For this measure, requirements are reviewed within three years according to program specifications.

3.    This measure is calculated on the number of regulatory follow-ups (such as requirement notices and infringement notices) required once a landowner has been formerly notified that they have a declared weed on their property and should begin action to control it. It is calculated as the total number of enforcement actions (requirement or infringement notices) as a percentage of the total number of Weed Management Act 1999 compliance activities. The lower the percentage of required follow-ups, the higher the proportion of compliance.

4.    The biosecurity system includes processes to follow‑up notifications of quarantine plant pests and diseases and notifiable animal diseases. This occurs as a result of public or industry reports and detections and diagnostic investigations in the Tasmanian biosecurity laboratories. This measure reports the percentage of notifications that were followed‑up.

5.    Plant and animal biosecurity response protocols apply at state and national levels and are used in the event of a detection of a quarantine plant/animal pest or disease. This measure reports compliance with these response protocols.

6.    For plant health laboratories, this measure applies to the plant virology laboratory only. Entomology, plant pathology and molecular laboratories are currently working towards meeting the international standard as part of a long‑term strategy of laboratory modernisation.

7.    This measure describes contemporary biosecurity approaches to screening of passengers and goods. ‘Effective screening’ may include both pre-border and border activities to reduce the risk of the introduction of pests and diseases via ferry and airplane passengers. The target of 100 per cent relates to the results of audits and checks of internal processes and systems rather than 100 per cent of individual passengers.

8.    This measure describes the proportion (%) of the Registered Quarantine Places (currently registered under the Plant Quarantine Act 1997 but in future under the Biosecurity Act 2019) for quarantining biosecurity matter that are compliant with conditions of registration.

9.    All primary producers of regulated produce must be accredited by the Department and comply with the requirements of the applicable Food Safety Scheme under the Primary Produce Safety Act 2011. This is a measure of the number of eligible primary producers required to comply with the standard.

10.  High-risk areas relate to aspects of primary food production that, if not controlled adequately by the operator, are likely to present a food safety risk to consumers. A significant finding is a contravention on the part of a producer that presents an imminent and serious risk to the safety of primary produce intended for sale or that would cause significant unsuitability of the primary produce. During an audit, minor non-compliances may be detected, and corrective action taken. Such non-compliances do not represent a significant risk to food safety.

11.  High-risk animal use refers to intensive terrestrial species farming activities that, if not controlled adequately and in accordance with standards, can present an animal welfare risk.

12.  A relatively new risk-based audit program is in place to ensure compliance with controls on the handling and use of agricultural chemicals.

Output Group 4:    Parks

4.1 Parks

This Output aims to protect, promote and manage Tasmania’s world-renowned parks and reserve system. These areas provide significant environmental, social, cultural and economic benefits and experiences. This Output provides for their sustainable use through maintenance, appropriate infrastructure, high-quality visitor experiences and a culture that promotes visitor safety. It also manages significant biodiversity restoration programs complemented by the development and implementation of enhanced biosecurity measures.

4.2 Crown Land Services

This Output manages Crown land, ensuring its suitable use and development. It also provides specialist Crown land property-related advice to government and the private sector.

Table 8.6:         Performance Information - Output Group 4

Performance Measure

Unit of

Measure

2019-20 Actual

2020-21 Actual

2021-22 Target

2022-23 Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management Plans

 

 

 

 

 

Protected land covered by approved management plans1

%

65

65

65

65

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level of volunteer support

 

 

 

 

 

Registered community volunteer organisations2

Number

99

17

80

80

Volunteer attendance (hours volunteered) with the Parks and Wildlife Service3

Number

na

na

37 650

37 650

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitor numbers4

 

 

 

 

 

Cradle Mountain

'000

217

170

180

199

Freycinet

'000

264

265

267

270

Gordon River

'000

69

44

52

55

Lake St Clair

'000

77

72

77

78

Mole Creek Caves

'000

43

25

25

44

Mt Field

'000

167

159

175

177

Narawntapu

'000

48

61

57

59

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property Services

 

 

 

 

 

Value of sales completed per year5

$ million

0.4

1.18

0.7

0.7

Number of lease and licence agreements issued6

Number

463

 

317

400

400

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    This measure refers to protected land managed under the National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002 by the Parks and Wildlife Service. It does not include private sanctuaries or private nature reserves. It also does not include the Port Arthur or Coal Mines Historic Sites, which have a management plan in place but are managed by another authority. Protected land includes both reserved inland and marine waters.

2.    The Parks framework for managing community volunteer organisations has been revised. To implement the revised framework, all volunteer organisations are required to re-register. This process commenced in late 2020-21. This measure will continue to capture all volunteering organisations, including Wildcare.

3.    The hours volunteered more accurately reflects the efforts and services provided by volunteers and is a measure that can be positively influenced by PWS engagement.

4.    The PWS does not count visitors to every national park or reserve. An estimate is made of the number of visitors to selected sites, including those in the table. Data for some sites may not be available at the time of reporting. Where this occurs an estimate will be reported based on data available at the time. These estimates may then be revised in subsequent reporting periods based on actual data becoming available. All targets are subject to unknown and unpredictable changes in travel and park visitation that continue to be experienced. Whilst 2019-20 and 2020-21 saw a reduction in visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic; visitor numbers are expected to increase in 2021‑22, however, are likely to remain under pre-pandemic levels for 2021‑22 and 2022-23. Some of the targets for 2020-21 have been revised from those previously reported based on current information available.

5.    Sales revenue fluctuates depending on market conditions and the number of applications received.

6.    This measure includes lease and licence agreements that are either new, conversion, transfer, renewal, variation, or transfer and conversion. The value previously reported for 2020-21 was an estimate as the data was not available at the time. The number of lease and licence agreements issued in 2020-21 is 317. The original estimate had included the statistics for Nature Based Tourism, which was incorrect and resulted in an overstatement. The actual result of 317 is lower than the previously reported target and reflects the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 response on processing capacity and the commencement of the Increasing Transaction Turnaround Time initiative.

Output Group 5:    Racing Regulation and Policy

5.1 Racing Regulation and Policy

This Output delivers probity and integrity services to the Tasmanian racing industry through the Office of Racing Integrity. This is achieved by:

·       registering race clubs;

·       licensing and registering industry participants and racing animals;

·       providing handicapping and grading services;

·       providing stipendiary stewards;

·       enforcing national and local rules of racing for each racing code;

·       registering and regulating on-course bookmakers and their agents;

·       setting the integrity conditions applicable to all Tasmanian race field information publication approvals;

·       providing administrative support to the Tasmanian Racing Appeal Board;

·       undertaking high-level research and analysis on a range of issues relating to the Tasmanian racing industry;

·       developing, implementing and evaluating racing policy in Tasmania, with reference to local and national developments in the sector;

·       representing the State and the local racing industry on national bodies and in national forums, in relation to racing integrity and related matters; and

·       ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Racing Regulation Act 2004.

 

Table 8.7:         Performance Information - Output Group 5

Performance Measure

Unit of

Measure

2019-20 Actual

2020-21 Actual

2021-22 Target

2022-23 Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drug Detection1

 

 

 

 

 

Swabs taken by stewards

Number

3 070

4 249

3 500

3 500

Positive swabs to swabs taken

%

0.42

0.31

0.30

0.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suspensions, disqualifications, fines and appeals2

 

 

 

 

 

Suspensions, disqualifications and fines imposed by stewards on licensed persons

Number

423

544

450

450

Suspensions, disqualifications and fines appealed to the Tasmanian Racing Appeal Board

Number

17

20

20

20

Appeals to the Tasmanian Racing Appeal Board where appeal upheld

%

23

15

15

15

Appeals to the Tasmanian Racing Appeal Board where penalty varied

%

35

45

18

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

Licensing and Registration

 

 

 

 

 

Licences issued3

Number

1 334

1 341

1 400

1 450

Licence and registration applications (not referred to Licensing Panel) approved within 14 days

%

99

100

100

100

Licencing and registration decisions appealed to the Tasmania Racing Appeal Board

Number

1

2

0

0

Appeals to the Tasmanian Racing Appeals Board where licensing or registration appeal is upheld.

Number

1

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handicapping4

 

 

 

 

 

Races handicapped

Number

550

724

770

770

Races handicapped requiring a redraw after publication of the fields, due to errors

%

4

2.49

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grading4

 

 

 

 

 

Races graded

Number

1 252

1 558

1 650

1 650

Races graded requiring a redraw after publication of the fields, due to errors

%

0.4

0.32

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    Swabs include both animals and humans.

2.    These measures are difficult to forecast and largely beyond the control of the Office of Racing Integrity, although ORI continues to communicate and work with licence holders in an effort to minimise non‑compliances.

3.    This measure captures applications approved to persons to participate in Thoroughbred, Harness or Greyhound racing, and was previously titled “Persons licenced or registered”.

4.    Tasracing determines the number of races conducted. Harness races are handicapped, and greyhound races are graded by ORI.

Output Group 6:    Heritage

6.1 Historic Heritage

This Output works to recognise, protect and ensure the sound statutory management of places of historic cultural heritage significance to Tasmania. Assistance and advice is provided to the Tasmanian Heritage Council to administer the Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995; to all three levels of government; and to heritage property owners, site managers, and sector organisations. It aims to facilitate the sustainable use, development adaptive reuse and interpretation of places of State heritage significance, and an understanding and appreciation of the social, economic and environmental benefits of historic heritage to Tasmania and the visitor economy.

6.2 Aboriginal Heritage and Land

This Output aims to protect, conserve and promote Tasmania’s unique Aboriginal heritage. It seeks to increase community understanding and valuing of Aboriginal heritage by providing training, education and interpretation materials. The Output administers the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975 and supports organisations and individuals in fulfilling their responsibilities under the Act. Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania provides administrative support to the Minister’s statutory advisory body, the Aboriginal Heritage Council. The Cultural Management Group, established within Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania, oversees implementation of the cultural aspects of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) Management Plan 2016. This Output also administers the Aboriginal Land Council Elections Act 2004, Native Title (Tasmania) Act 1994 and the Aboriginal Lands Act 1995, which provides for land returns and establishes the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania.  

Table 8.8:         Performance Information - Output Group 6

Performance Measure

Unit of

 Measure

2019-20 Actual

2020-21 Actual

2021-22 Target

2022-23 Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historic Heritage

 

 

 

 

 

Number of places permanently entered on the Tasmanian Heritage Register1

Number

5 030

5 003

5 000

5 000

Percentage of places on the Tasmanian Heritage Register actively managed2

%

13.5

20

12

12

Proportion of development applications determined within the statutory timeframe3

%

100

99

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aboriginal Heritage and Land

 

 

 

 

 

Permit recommendations provided to the Director of National Parks and Wildlife that include evidence of community engagement

%

100

100

100

100

Table 8.8:         Performance Information - Output Group 6 (continued)

Performance Measure

Unit of

 Measure

2019-20 Actual

2020-21 Actual

2021-22 Target

2022-23 Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Referrals to undertake due diligence via the Dial Before You Dig service4

Number

na

46 401

45 000

45 000

Number of Aboriginal community members involved in cultural values projects5

Number

na

130

200

165

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    This measure reflects the number of places permanently entered on the Tasmanian Heritage Register, subject to the works approval process in Part 6 of the Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995. Fluctuation in the number of places entered on the Register reflects the Heritage Council’s strategic focus on adding, reviewing, amending, removing, and replacing existing entries. This includes the introduction of single consolidated replacement entries for places that extend over multiple titles, where each individual title has previously been separately entered on the Register.

2.    This measure reflects the percentage of places on the Register where Heritage Tasmania had an active role in the management during the reporting period. These are places where a statutory decision was made in the registration or works areas or where a grant is being actively managed by Heritage Tasmania. It does not recognise the non-statutory effort this work entails, including pre-lodgement advice on proposed developments; the provision of pre-purchase advice; pre‑statutory engagement in the registration program; or the review and assessment of Heritage entries.

3.    This measure tracks the Heritage Council’s ability to determine a discretionary permit application within the statutory timeframes prescribed in Part 6 of the Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995.

4.    Referrals received via the Dial Before You Dig service is one measure that reflects effectiveness in the protection and management of Aboriginal cultural values.

5.    Aboriginal community involvement in projects helps promote greater health and wellbeing, improved relationships with Government, better heritage outcomes and progresses joint land management intent. The 2021‑22 target was a general estimate only. Actual numbers have varied due to a range of factors such as weather, the nature and remoteness of projects planned for the period and, more recently, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on community participation. The target for 2022‑23 has taken these factors into consideration.

Output Group 7:    Environment

7.1 Environmental Management

This Output undertakes activities to develop and manage a high quality, contemporary legislative framework (the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994) and policies and strategies for the protection and management of the environment.

7.2 Analytical Services

This Output focuses on providing a range of scientific and analytical services in order to support the delivery of best practice environmental management and the management of environmental incidents.

7.3 Natural Values Management

This Output provides for the conservation and sustainable use of Tasmania’s natural values and land resources. The Output manages the State’s terrestrial and marine natural values to ensure their sustainable use and conservation.

7.4 Threatened Species

This Output provides for the management and protection of threatened species and whales. It aims to ensure that threatened species are protected and retained in the wild and to prevent further species becoming threatened.

Table 8.9:         Performance Information - Output Group 7

Performance Measure

Unit of

Measure

2019-20 Actual

2020-21 Actual

2021-22 Target

2022-23 Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analytical Services Tasmania

 

 

 

 

 

Number of analyses performed

'000

251

281

275

270

Jobs reported on time

%

85.6

83.4

85

88

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proportion of Tasmanian land reserved

 

 

 

 

 

Land protected either by legislation or by contract in conservation reserves, under covenant or heritage regimes1

%

50.3

50.3

50.4

50.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area of Tasmanian private land reserved for a nature conservation purpose

 

 

 

 

 

Private land covered by voluntary binding conservation agreements2

Hectares

 '000

106

105.9

107

107.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accessibility of information to support natural resource management and development decisions

 

 

 

 

 

Level of use of the Natural Values Atlas (page hits)3

Pages '000

223

268

250

250

Total number of downloads from Natural Values Atlas4

Number

na

6 022

6 000

6 500

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment of threatened species status

 

 

 

 

 

The number of species for which the Scientific Advisory Committee (Threatened Species) has made a final recommendation on listing status to the Minister5

Number

na

7

10

7

Percentage of threatened species covered by a listing statement6

 

%

47

47

48

48

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genetic diversity of the Tasmanian devil

 

 

 

 

 

Extent of genetic diversity of the Tasmanian devil insurance population7

%

98.62

98.56

>95

>95

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The land protected by legislation or contract is based on the preliminary Tasmanian Reserve Estate layer, which consists of current formal and private reserves and informal reserves from the best available data. The total land area of Tasmania used is 6.8 million hectares, based on the mean high-water mark. This includes Macquarie Island and other Tasmanian offshore islands. Only the terrestrial portion of reserves is reported on. The use of the preliminary Tasmanian Reserve Estate layer may result in slight variances in the annual figures quoted as they are subject to revision based on the final reserve data.

2.    Voluntary binding conservation agreements include both conservation covenants and management agreements, except for offset and compensation covenants. The measure represents the cumulative total for reservation.

3.    These are the number of page requests from the Natural Values Atlas website. In recent years, NVA data is also being accessed through other channels such as the LIST and the Threatened Species Link and the Atlas of Living Australia, which do not register as NVA page hits.

4.    This is a new measure from 2020‑21. The measure is an indicator of people using the NVA to download information. It is the sum of the total number of exports of raw data and reports run from the NVA but does not include NVA information downloaded through the LIST.

5.    This is a new measure from 2020‑21. The measure demonstrates that the Department is providing administrative and specialist support to the Threatened Species Scientific Advisory Committee, ensuring it meets regularly to consider nominations and provide recommendations to the Minister regarding threatened species listing status changes, and thereby delivering obligations under the Threatened Species Protection Act 1995.

6.    This measure indicates the availability of information to support decisions about threatened species management and recovery. It includes approved Listing Statements as well as more comprehensive Recovery Plans. It does not include species information contained in note sheets and other media.

7.    This measure is aimed at assessing the extent of genetic variation within the devil insurance population. Maintaining 95 per cent genetic diversity is considered desirable to minimise the likelihood of inbreeding within the population and to ensure that animals remain fit for release at a later date, as and if required. The assessment is done annually after the breeding season. It examines the genetic characteristics of the insurance population compared with the founder insurance animals. The actual figures are sourced from the Zoo and Aquarium Association’s Annual Reports. Note that this does not reflect genetic diversity in the wild but rather is a measure of the genetic diversity of the original founders represented within the contemporary captive population.

 


 

Capital Investment Program

Table 8.10 provides financial information for the Department’s Capital Investment Program. More information on the Capital Investment Program is provided in chapter 6 of The Budget Budget Paper No 1.

Table 8.10:       Capital Investment Program

 

Estimated

2022-23 

2023-24 

2024-25 

2025-26 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Cost 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Existing Projects

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Environment and Climate Change

 

 

 

 

 

Analytical Services Tasmania

1 000 

300 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Crumbed Rubber Production

4 000 

800 

1 000 

1 000 

1 000 

Waste Action Implementation

1 000 

650 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Parks

 

 

 

 

 

Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area

10 000 

1 000 

4 000 

4 000 

.... 

Ben Lomond ‑ A Year‑Round Destination1

2 800 

300 

.... 

800 

800 

Cape Bruny Car Park and Access Upgrade

1 700 

1 550 

150 

.... 

.... 

Cockle Creek Camping and Access Upgrade

3 000 

80 

1 500 

1 000 

320 

Community Recovery Fund ‑ Parks Infrastructure

8 300 

300 

.... 

.... 

.... 

COVID‑19 National and World Heritage Projects2

4 804 

1 500 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Cradle Mountain Experience2

61 040 

5 000 

12 700 

21 000 

19 850 

Crown Land Services ‑ Structural Asset Upgrades1

Ongoing 

556 

556 

556 

556 

Edge of the World Revitalisation1

2 750 

.... 

.... 

750 

1 000 

Flinders Island Camping Upgrades and RV Access

900 

.... 

125 

400 

300 

Freycinet National Park New Visitor Gateway

14 000 

.... 

7 000 

7 000 

.... 

Freycinet Peninsula Wastewater

8 400 

1 500 

3 000 

2 570 

.... 

Freycinet Tourism Icons Project2

7 200 

3 000 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Hastings Thermal Pool Revitalisation 

3 000 

100 

900 

2 000 

.... 

Maria Island Re‑discovered Project

6 800 

1 800 

3 000 

2 000 

.... 

Mt Field National Park New Arrival Concourse1

1 800 

.... 

100 

100 

800 

National Parks ‑ Maintenance Boost1,3

Ongoing

2 000 

1 000 

1 000 

1 000 

Next Iconic Walk1

40 000 

620 

2 680 

4 700 

10 700 

North East Parks and Reserves Upgrades

465 

165 

300 

.... 

.... 

Recreational Fishing ‑ Improved boat and trailer parking

2 200 

500 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Tamar Island Wetlands Boardwalk Replacement1

2 800 

.... 

100 

900 

1 300 

Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen Revitalisation 

1 500 

100 

100 

300 

1 000 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 8.10:       Capital Investment Program (continued)

 

Estimated

2022-23 

2023-24 

2024-25 

2025-26 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Cost 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Primary Industries and Water

 

 

 

 

 

Biosecurity Risk Management and Truck And Machinery Washes

2 000 

849 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Fisheries Digital Transition Project

6 150 

1 900 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Implementing the Bee Industry Futures Report

500 

350 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Modernise our Research Farms

7 000 

2 000 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Tasmanian Agricultural Precinct

15 000  

2 220 

7 500 

5 000 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total CIP Allocations

 

29 140 

45 711 

55 076 

38 626 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    This project includes funding beyond the 2022-23 Budget and Forward Estimates.

2.    This item includes Australian Government funding.

3.    The National Parks - Maintenance Boost project includes funding for Kanunnah Bridge Strengthening. Further information is included in the Key Deliverable section of this chapter.

Analytical Services Tasmania

This initiative will support the activities of Tasmania’s only environmental analytical testing laboratory by providing for capital purchases of equipment.

Crumbed Rubber Production

The Government will partner with industry to co-invest in the construction of a crumb rubber plant to turn end-of-life tyres into products that can be utilised in the Government’s road resurfacing program. This investment will support the industry’s transition to using recovered materials in new infrastructure programs.

Waste Action Implementation

This project will provide for waste data infrastructure that will support the Government’s strategic investment in waste management and resource recovery through the establishment of the Landfill Levy.

Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area

In recognition of the social and economic importance of recreational and four‑wheel drive opportunities within the Arthur‑Pieman Conservation Area and surrounding West Coast areas, funding has been provided for upgrades and maintenance of existing tracks, the planning of future initiatives and amenities, as well as the ongoing protection of significant Aboriginal cultural values within the APCA. Investment will be guided by a new West Coast 4WD Vehicle Strategy and implementation plan.


 

Ben Lomond - A YearRound Destination

This project will deliver a contemporary Management Plan for the Ben Lomond National Park that has a focus on year-round activities, which includes a feasibility study on snow making. In addition, priority on‑ground works are to be undertaken on both existing and new walking track infrastructure, and assets to promote year-round activities.

Cape Bruny Car Park and Access Upgrade

This initiative supports the continuation of the Cape Bruny project to improve vehicle access and car parking facilities with upgrades to day use areas, and finalisation of a site plan in support of visitors and commercial operators.

Cockle Creek Camping and Access Upgrade

This initiative supports Stage 2 of the Cockle Creek Gateway project, which will deliver a road realignment and new camping areas for motor homes, caravans and camping trailers. Public consultation commenced in 2021-22.

Community Recovery Fund - Parks Infrastructure

Infrastructure and associated assets within reserves managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service were significantly impacted by fires that commenced in late 2018. Funding has been provided through the Community Recovery Fund to assist the restoration and reinstatement of Parks assets and infrastructure damaged or destroyed as a result of the fires. The Australian Government is providing funding of up to 50 per cent of the cost of this deliverable under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

COVID‑19 National and World Heritage Projects

Funding has been provided by the Australian Government for environmental restoration and recovery measures through the COVID‑19 Relief and Recovery Fund. Capital projects include redevelopment of huts on the Overland Track and a new camping area and amenities for the Walls of Jerusalem recreation zone, all within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Cradle Mountain Experience

Investment provided by the State and Australian Governments aligns with the Cradle Mountain Experience Master Plan and builds on the popularity of Cradle Mountain as an iconic destination. This initiative will facilitate the development of a Cradle Mountain cableway, ensuring visitors have all‑year, all‑weather access to Dove Lake. This initiative also provides support for the development of a sensitive and appropriate iconic tourism experience in partnership with the private sector, on Crown land adjacent to the World Heritage Area.

Crown Land Services - Structural Asset Upgrades

Ongoing funding is provided for the removal or remediation of physical structures and land that present public liability risks, for statutory maintenance and for essential and preventative maintenance to buildings.

Edge of the World Revitalisation

The Government has committed to revitalising the ‘Edge of the World’ experience at the mouth of the Arthur River. The project will redevelop The Edge of the World visitor site as a visitor destination on the West Coast, consisting of a new visitor shelter, interpretation, car parking, toilets and amenity improvements.

Flinders Island Camping Upgrades and RV Access

This project provides for the replacement of the stairs at Trousers Point Beach, the upgrade of campground facilities and access improvements for recreational vehicles.

Freycinet National Park New Visitor Gateway

This funding provides for the ongoing development of the Freycinet Visitor Gateway in addition to funding from the Australian Government. Planning has commenced with proposed works to include a new state of the art Visitor Gateway and transport hub, with a shuttle bus service to the Wineglass Bay Car Park to minimise traffic and parking issues.

Freycinet Peninsula Wastewater

The Freycinet Peninsula Master Plan highlighted wastewater as a priority issue facing the area. Funding is provided to mitigate the issues within the National Park that were identified in the Master Plan through enabling the construction of a new sewage pumping station, and rising main to transfer sewage from the Wineglass Bay Trailhead to the sewage treatment lagoons, which are undergoing a de-sludge and other upgrades to improve functionality. The funding has also provided the local council with the ability to increase its existing Environmental Health Office resources.

Freycinet Tourism Icons Project

In 2019‑20, the Australian Government committed funding for sustainable visitor infrastructure that enhances tourism facilities, amenities and experiences at Freycinet. This includes funding a new Visitor Gateway transit hub, a second lookout over Wineglass Bay, a new foreshore walk connecting Coles Bay to the National Park, and implementing an Aboriginal education program that assists Tasmanian Aboriginal communities to increase the cultural understanding of visitors and tourism providers.

Hastings Thermal Pool Revitalisation 

This initiative will deliver improvements to the Hastings thermal pool to create a contemporary visitor facility.

Maria Island Re-discovered Project

This initiative will deliver Stage 3 of the Maria Island Re‑discovered project to improve amenities for visitors as well as commercial operators.

Mt Field National Park New Arrival Concourse

Funding has been provided for the Mt Field National Park, to create a new arrival concourse with planning works to commence in 2023-24.

Next Iconic Walk

This initiative is investing funding to deliver Tasmania’s next iconic multi‑day, hut‑based walk. The Tyndall Range has been selected out of 35 sites as the preferred location, and a feasibility study was conducted to maximise the economic and community benefits for Tasmanians. Additional funding provided beyond the Forward Estimates will enable the delivery of this $40 million project, including the planning stage to develop the visitor experience, and the delivery stage to construct the infrastructure, market the experience to visitors and set up the enterprise to operate this walk.

North East Parks and Reserves Upgrades

This initiative supports the upgrade of assets within National Parks and Reserves across the north east of the State.

Recreational Fishing - Improved Boat and Trailer Parking

To support recreational fishing, in conjunction with local councils, the Government is providing funding for upgrades to current parking facilities at key boat ramps, including overflow parking opportunities for these sites. Works completed to date include new boat parking facilities and supporting infrastructure at Coles Bay; additional boat parking on the road to Pirates Bay boat ramp on the Tasman Peninsula; and expansion of the boat trailer parking along the foreshore at Swansea. Work is ongoing for the formalisation and hardening of boat trailer parking areas at Burns Bay near St Helens.

Tamar Island Wetlands Boardwalk Replacement

This initiative will improve visitor infrastructure including replacement of existing boardwalk, bird hide and bridges at the Tamar Island Wetlands.

Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen Revitalisation 

Funding has been provided towards the Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen Stage 2 Project, including an iconic suspension bridge across the chasm. The Government is seeking an Australian Government contribution for the remaining funding for this project.

Biosecurity Risk Management and Truck and Machinery Washes

This initiative will provide a network of truck and machinery wash down stations to be delivered in partnerships with farmers, agribusiness, non‑government organisations and local government. The network will contribute to improvements in biosecurity and farm hygiene.

Fisheries Digital Transition Project

The Fisheries Digital Transition Project will support transition of the Tasmanian commercial wild-capture fisheries to digital platforms. Revision of all catch and effort reporting forms used in commercial fisheries in Tasmania has been completed and legislation is in place to support digital licensing. In recognition of the technical complexity of change being implemented, the project is now scheduled to finish in June 2023.

Implementing the Bee Industry Futures Report

This initiative is supporting the implementation of priorities identified in the Government’s Bee Industry Futures Report, by delivering selected infrastructure upgrades to maintain access to floral resources for beekeepers.

Modernise Our Research Farms

This initiative is supporting the modernisation of Crown and Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture research farm assets and making our research farms the centre of excellence for practical research and demonstration aligned with industry needs.

Tasmanian Agricultural Precinct

This initiative will progress the development of a nation-leading Tasmanian Agricultural Precinct in Launceston in partnership with the University of Tasmania to bring together best practice in research, skills and development across industry, government and academia.

 


 

Detailed Budget Statements

Table 8.11:       Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Forward 

Estimate 

Forward 

Estimate 

Forward 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue – operating1

167 163 

165 793 

151 531 

148 930 

147 008 

Appropriation revenue – capital2

22 891 

21 771 

39 011 

48 776 

18 626 

Other revenue from government

8 414 

4 719 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Grants3

19 246 

16 121 

16 515 

15 730 

27 882 

Sales of goods and services4

30 276 

32 770 

33 381 

33 889 

34 347 

Fees and fines5

14 366 

15 404 

15 061 

15 106 

15 162 

Interest6

70 

Other revenue7

2 608 

4 273 

4 273 

4 273 

4 273 

Total revenue

265 034 

260 858 

259 779 

266 711 

247 305 

Net gain/(loss) on non-financial assets

2 314 

2 314 

2 314 

2 314 

2 314 

Total income

267 348 

263 172 

262 093 

269 025 

249 619 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits8

131 103 

135 992 

131 581 

131 668 

132 938 

Depreciation and amortisation

13 648 

13 624 

13 615 

13 325 

13 325 

Supplies and consumables

61 111 

59 429 

58 260 

57 563 

57 032 

Grants and subsidies9

39 098 

35 772 

22 971 

19 547 

15 412 

Borrowing costs

39 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Other expenses10

3 988 

4 470 

4 599 

4 613 

4 656 

Total expenses

248 987 

249 287 

231 026 

226 716 

223 363 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

18 361 

13 885 

31 067 

42 309 

26 256 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in physical asset revaluation reserve

2 260 

2 260 

2 260 

2 260 

2 260 

Other movements taken directly to equity11

(5 545)

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Total other comprehensive income

(3 285)

2 260 

2 260 

2 260 

2 260 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

15 076 

16 145 

33 327 

44 569 

28 516 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The decrease in Appropriation revenue - operating in 2022-23 primarily reflects the completion of COVID-19 Response and Recovery initiatives and the separation of the Environment Protection Authority from the Department. This is offset by additional funding for 2022‑23 Budget initiatives. The decrease in 2023-24 primarily reflects the completion of prior year Budget initiatives.

2.    The variation in Appropriation revenue ‑ capital reflects the timing of funding provided for projects in the Department’s Capital Investment Program.

3.    The variation in Grants reflects the timing of Australian Government funding for capital projects including Cradle Mountain Experience, Three Capes Track Stage 3, Freycinet Tourism Icon Package, and the COVID‑19 National and World Heritage Projects.

4.    The increase in Sales of goods and services in 2022-23 primarily reflects the expected return of normal activity following the impact of the COVID‑19 pandemic on income from entry fees and various business enterprises conducted within the State’s National Parks and Reserves.

5.    The increase in Fees and fines in 2022-23 reflects industry fees from the Tasmanian Shellfish Quality Assurance Program returning to pre-pandemic levels. The decrease in 2023-24 reflects the completion of Biosecurity Animal Health Laboratory projects temporarily funded through retained revenue.

6.    The decrease in Interest in 2022-23 reflects the impacts of the separation of the EPA from the Department.

7.    The increase in Other revenue in 2022-23 reflects the inclusion of Parks and Wildlife Fuel Reduction Burn program reimbursements received from the State Fire Commission.

8.    The increase in Employee benefits in 2022-23 primarily reflects the new funding for the Border and Biosecurity Control Costs initiative. The decrease in 2023-24 reflects the completion of this initiative.

9.    The decrease in Grants and subsidies in 2022-23 primarily reflects the completion of initiatives including: Agricultural Workforce Resilience, Industry Led Abalone Productivity Improvement Program, Nyrstar Groundwater Management and Waste Action Plan Implementation. The decrease in 2023-24 reflects the completion of the COVID-19 Response - Circular Economy initiative. The decrease in 2024-25 relates to the completion of the Supporting Recreational Fishing in Local Communities initiative. The decrease in 2025-26 reflects the completion of the Tasmanian Natural Resource Management Bodies initiative.

10.  The increase in Other expenses in 2022-23 primarily reflects the reallocation of expenditure from Supplies and consumables to better reflect the nature of expenditure incurred.

11.  The 2021-22 Budget for Other movements taken directly to equity primarily reflects the transfer of net assets from the Department to the EPA.


 

Table 8.12:       Statement of Comprehensive Income - Administered

 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Forward 

Estimate 

Forward 

Estimate 

Forward 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administered revenue and other income

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue ‑ operating1

46 893 

59 439 

58 854 

59 478 

59 179 

Sales of goods and services

20 549 

21 063 

21 590 

22 129 

22 682 

Fees and fines2

17 182 

15 811 

16 111 

16 497 

16 892 

Other revenue

7 322 

7 322 

7 322 

7 322 

7 322 

Total administered revenue

91 946 

103 635 

103 877 

105 426 

106 075 

Total administered income

91 946 

103 635 

103 877 

105 426 

106 075 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administered expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and subsidies1

46 893 

59 439 

58 854 

59 478 

59 179 

Transfers to the Public Account2

45 053 

44 196 

45 023 

45 948 

46 896 

Total administered expenses

91 946 

103 635 

103 877 

105 426 

106 075 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administered net result

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administered other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

Other movements taken directly to equity3

1 577 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Total administered other comprehensive income

1 577 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administered comprehensive result

1 577 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The increase in Appropriation revenue  operating and Grants and subsidies in 2022-23 primarily reflects funding for the Government’s contribution to Sustainable Timber Tasmania, Forest Practices Authority and Private Forests Tasmania.

2.    The decrease in Fees and fines and Transfers to the Public Account in 2022-23 reflects impacts of the separation of the EPA from the Department.

3.    The 2021‑22 Budget for Other movements taken directly to equity reflects the within financial year transfer of net assets of the Forest Practices Authority to the Department from the Department of State Growth as part of the forestry restructure.


 

Table 8.13:       Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Primary Industries and Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 2 - Primary Industries and Water

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Primary Industries1

12 949 

11 367 

10 433 

9 577 

8 486 

2.2 Supervision of Poppy and Hemp Crops2

617 

743 

766 

784 

812 

2.3 Water Resources Management3

6 176 

7 193 

7 030 

7 036 

6 274 

2.4 Marine Resources4

9 378 

10 613 

7 541 

6 222 

6 390 

 

29 120 

29 916 

25 770 

23 619 

21 962 

Output Group 3 - Biosecurity

 

 

 

 

 

3.1 Biosecurity and Product Integrity5

27 897 

30 418 

25 949 

25 393 

25 600 

 

27 897 

30 418 

25 949 

25 393 

25 600 

Output Group 7 - Environment

 

 

 

 

 

7.3 Natural Values Management6

10 567 

10 991 

11 226 

11 417 

9 987 

 

10 567 

10 991 

11 226 

11 417 

9 987 

Output Group 90 - COVID-19 Response and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

90.2 Seafood Industry Growth and Recovery

702 

165 

.... 

.... 

.... 

90.6 Agricultural Workforce Resilience

1 274 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

1 976 

165 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies

7 054 

6 803 

6 486 

6 511 

6 272 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Investment Program

4 875 

5 400 

7 500 

5 000 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Services

76 614 

78 293 

69 431 

66 940 

63 821 

Capital Services

4 875 

5 400 

7 500 

5 000 

.... 

 

81 489 

83 693 

76 931 

71 940 

63 821 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 2 - Primary Industries and Water

 

 

 

 

 

2.5 Forest Policy7

1 169 

2 550 

2 051 

2 017 

2 043 

 

1 169 

2 550 

2 051 

2 017 

2 043 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies

.... 

11 340 

11 402 

11 737 

11 830 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Services

1 169 

13 890 

13 453 

13 754 

13 873 

 

1 169 

13 890 

13 453 

13 754 

13 873 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 8.13:       Revenue from Appropriation by Output (continued)

 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 6 - Heritage

 

 

 

 

 

6.2 Aboriginal Heritage and Land8

3 367 

2 868 

2 625 

2 566 

2 628 

 

3 367 

2 868 

2 625 

2 566 

2 628 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Services

3 367 

2 868 

2 625 

2 566 

2 628 

 

3 367 

2 868 

2 625 

2 566 

2 628 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Heritage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 6 - Heritage

 

 

 

 

 

6.1 Historic Heritage9

3 403 

4 018 

2 787 

2 841 

2 910 

 

3 403 

4 018 

2 787 

2 841 

2 910 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies

4 179 

4 283 

4 408 

4 500 

4 612 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Services

7 582 

8 301 

7 195 

7 341 

7 522 

 

7 582 

8 301 

7 195 

7 341 

7 522 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Parks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Land Tasmania

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Land Titles, Survey and Mapping Services10

11 804 

12 705 

13 040 

12 462 

12 786 

1.2 Valuation Services

4 116 

4 444 

4 548 

4 641 

4 745 

 

15 920 

17 149 

17 588 

17 103 

17 531 

Output Group 4 - Parks

 

 

 

 

 

4.1 Parks11

37 849 

40 544 

41 001 

41 520 

42 606 

4.2 Crown Land Services12

5 183 

4 376 

4 499 

4 607 

4 731 

 

43 032 

44 920 

45 500 

46 127 

47 337 

Output Group 90 - COVID-19 Response and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

90.5 Improving Crown Lands Transaction Turnaround Time

950 

650 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

950 

650 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies

3 206 

3 986 

3 831 

4 003 

3 988 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Investment Program

15 816 

15 571 

31 511 

43 776 

18 626 


Table 8.13:       Revenue from Appropriation by Output (continued)

 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Services

63 108 

66 705 

66 919 

67 233 

68 856 

Capital Services

15 816 

15 571 

31 511 

43 776 

18 626 

 

78 924 

82 276 

98 430 

111 009 

87 482 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Racing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 5 - Racing Regulation and Policy

 

 

 

 

 

5.1 Racing Regulation and Policy

5 486 

5 560 

5 701 

5 832 

5 633 

 

5 486 

5 560 

5 701 

5 832 

5 633 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies

32 704 

33 277 

32 977 

32 977 

32 477 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Services

38 190 

38 837 

38 678 

38 809 

38 110 

 

38 190 

38 837 

38 678 

38 809 

38 110 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Environment and Climate Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 7 - Environment

 

 

 

 

 

7.1 Environmental Management13

16 415 

8 166 

2 504 

1 985 

1 785 

7.2 Analytical Services

3 843 

3 685 

3 782 

3 863 

3 967 

7.4 Threatened Species14

3 768 

4 487 

4 798 

4 917 

4 625 

 

24 026 

16 338 

11 084 

10 765 

10 377 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Investment Program

2 200 

800 

1 000 

1 000 

1 000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Services

24 026 

16 338 

11 084 

10 765 

10 377 

Capital Services

2 200 

800 

1 000 

1 000 

1 000 

 

26 226 

17 138 

12 084 

11 765 

11 377 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Services

214 056 

225 232 

209 385 

207 408 

205 187 

Total Capital Services

22 891 

21 771 

40 011 

49 776 

19 626 

 

236 947 

247 003 

249 396 

257 184 

224 813 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation Rollover

8 414 

4 719 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

245 361 

251 722 

249 396 

257 184 

224 813 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 8.13:       Revenue from Appropriation by Output (continued)

 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

198 468 

192 283 

190 542 

197 706 

165 634 

Administered Revenue from Appropriation

46 893 

59 439 

58 854 

59 478 

59 179 

 

245 361 

251 722 

249 396 

257 184 

224 813 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The decrease in Primary Industries from 2022-23 to 2024-25 reflects the progressive completion of the Taking Agriculture to the Next Level initiative. The decrease in 2024-25 also reflects the completion of the Rural Business Resilience Package. The decrease in 2025-26 reflects the completion of the Agricultural Development Fund and the Strategic Industry Partnership Program initiatives.

2.    The increase in Supervision of Poppy and Hemp Crops in 2022-23 reflects a reallocation of corporate overhead costs within Output Group 2.

3.    The variation in Water Resources Management in 2022-23 and 2023-24 primarily reflects new funding received for the National Water Grid Authority Science Program. The decrease in 2024‑25 reflects the completion of the Rural Water Use Strategy Implementation initiative and the National Water Grid Authority Science Program.

4.    The increase in Marine Resources in 2022-23 reflects new funding for the Ten Year Salmon Plan and ShellMAP Industry Market Development initiatives and the Wild Fisheries Action Plan. The decrease in 2023-24 reflects the completion of the Ten Year Salmon Plan, Wild Fisheries Action Plan and the Industry Led Abalone Productivity Improvement Program initiatives. The decrease in 2024-25 reflects the completion of the Supporting Recreational Sea Fishing in Local Communities initiative.

5.    The increase in Biosecurity and Product Integrity in 2022-23 reflects new funding for the Border and Biosecurity Control Costs and Bass Strait Islands Biosecurity Officers initiatives. The decrease in 2023-24 reflects the completion of the Border and Biosecurity Control Costs initiative and a decrease in funding for the Weed Action Fund. The decrease in 2024‑25 primarily relates to the completion of the Weed Action Fund.

6.    The decrease in Natural Values Management in 2025-26 primarily reflects the completion of the Tasmanian Natural Resource Management Bodies initiative.

7.    The increase in Forest Policy in 2022-23 reflects the first full year budget allocation following the transfer of this Output from the Department of State Growth on 31 March 2022.

8.    The decrease in Aboriginal Heritage and Land in 2022-23 and 2023-34 reflects the completion of the Support for the Major Aboriginal Policy Reform initiative.

9.    The increase in Historic Heritage in 2022-23 reflects new funding for the National Trust Support initiative. The decrease in 2023‑24 reflects the completion of this initiative and the Port Arthur Convict Heritage Hub Penitentiary initiative.

10.  The increase in Land Titles, Survey and Mapping Services in 2022-23 reflects new funding for the Implementation of the National Electronic Conveyancing initiative. The decrease in 2024-25 reflects the completion of this initiative.

11.  The increase in Parks in 2022-23 reflects new funding for the Implementation of TWWHA Biosecurity Strategy, Cultural Burning Support and Reserve Activity Assessment Reforms Project initiatives.

12.  The decrease in Crown Land Services in 2022-23 reflects the current cash flow allocation of the Okines/Lewisham Foreshore Works initiative.

13.  The decrease in Environmental Management in 2022-23 primarily reflects the separation of the EPA from the Department on 1 December 2021 and a decrease in funding for the Waste Action Plan Implementation initiative. The decrease in 2023-24 reflects the completion of the Circular Economy initiative. The decreases in 2024-25 and 2025-26 reflects the completion of the Waste Action Plan Implementation initiative.

14.  The increase in Threatened Species in 2022-23 reflects a reallocation of funding for threatened species activities from within the Output Group.


 

Table 8.14:       Administered Revenue

 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Collected on Behalf of the Public Account

 

 

 

 

 

Abalone Licences

6 426 

6 586 

6 751 

6 919 

7 092 

Environment Fees1

1 742 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Land Information Charges

104 

107 

110 

112 

115 

Lands Titles Office Dealings

19 171 

19 650 

20 141 

20 645 

21 161 

Marine Farms Fees and Recoveries

1 274 

1 306 

1 339 

1 372 

1 406 

Other Regulatory Fees

5 371 

5 486 

5 599 

5 723 

5 849 

Other Revenue

5 000 

5 000 

5 000 

5 000 

5 000 

Quarantine Fees

1 467 

1 509 

1 475 

1 512 

1 550 

Royalty Income

2 322 

2 322 

2 322 

2 322 

2 322 

Water Licence Fees

2 176 

2 230 

2 286 

2 343 

2 401 

 

45 053 

44 196 

45 023 

45 948 

46 896 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue from Appropriation

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Appropriation2

46 893 

59 439 

58 854 

59 478 

59 179 

 

46 893 

59 439 

58 854 

59 478 

59 179 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Administered Revenue

91 946 

103 635 

103 877 

105 426 

106 075 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The decrease in Environment Fees in 2022-23 reflects that the fees are now collected by the EPA.

2.    The increase in Annual Appropriation in 2022-23 primarily reflects funding for the Government’s contribution to Sustainable Timber Tasmania, Forest Practices Authority and Private Forests Tasmania.


 

Table 8.15:       Administered Expenses

 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies

 

 

 

 

 

Contribution to Commonwealth, State and Industry Organisations

470 

470 

470 

470 

470 

Forest Practices Authority1

.... 

1 626 

1 657 

1 820 

1 865 

Grant to Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies2

2 905 

2 905 

2 605 

2 605 

2 605 

Grant to Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

1 958 

1 958 

1 958 

1 958 

1 958 

Inland Fisheries Service - Government Contribution3

1 471 

1 220 

1 203 

1 228 

1 239 

Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority

4 179 

4 283 

4 408 

4 500 

4 612 

Private Forests Tasmania1

.... 

1 714 

1 745 

1 917 

1 965 

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens4

3 078 

3 605 

3 447 

3 515 

3 597 

Sustainable Timber Tasmania1

.... 

8 000 

8 000 

8 000 

8 000 

Tasmanian Racing Assistance

32 704 

33 277 

32 977 

32 977 

32 477 

Wellington Park Contribution5

128 

381 

384 

488 

391 

 

46 893 

59 439 

58 854 

59 478 

59 179 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfers to the Public Account

45 053 

44 196 

45 023 

45 948 

46 896 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Administered Expenses

91 946 

103 635 

103 877 

105 426 

106 075 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    Responsibility for this administered expense transferred to the Department from the Department of State Growth as part of the restructure of forestry functions.

2.    The decrease in the Grant to Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies in 2023‑24 reflects the completion of the fishing and marine farming industries and ongoing support for the assessment of new and sustainable fisheries opportunities initiative.

3.    The decrease in the Government contribution to IFS in 2022‑23 reflects the completion of the Anglers Access Program and the Cheaper To Go Trout Fishing initiatives.

4.    The variation in the grant to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens primarily reflects the profile of funding for 2022‑23 Budget initiatives.

5.    The variation in the Wellington Park Contribution reflects additional funding to ensure the Wellington Park Management Trust is sustainably resourced to carry out its functions as the managing authority of Wellington Park.

Contribution to Commonwealth, State and Industry Organisations

This funding is the State’s contribution to cost sharing arrangements, as agreed at meetings of the Agriculture Ministers’ Forum and in relation to nationally agreed initiatives, particularly for biosecurity programs and projects. The funding contributes to activities under Output Group 2 ‑ Primary Industries and Water, Output Group 3 ‑ Biosecurity and Output Group 7 ‑ Environment.

Forest Practices Authority

This payment represents the Government’s contribution to the Forest Practices Authority. The FPA’s key role is as an independent regulator of Tasmania’s forest practices system. The system regulates the management of forest and threatened non-forest vegetation on both public and private land.

Grant to the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

In 2010, the Department entered into the Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration Agreement with the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, to assist aquaculture and fisheries research. The Government provides its contribution to the joint venture by way of an annual grant. Activities of IMAS contribute to Output Group 2 ‑ Primary Industries and Water.

Grant to the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

The Department and the University of Tasmania have an agreement in place for the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture to undertake agricultural research, development, extension and education. The activities of TIA contribute to Output Group 2 ‑ Primary Industries and Water and the balance of Government funding is reflected in that Output.

Inland Fisheries Service - Government Contribution

This funding represents the community service functions of the Inland Fisheries Service in relation to the conservation, protection and management of Tasmania’s native freshwater fauna and the carp management program.

Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority

This funding represents the Government’s contribution to the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority to support the agreed conservation funding program for the Port Arthur, Coal Mines and Cascades Female Factory Historic Sites.

Private Forests Tasmania

This payment represents the Government’s contribution to Private Forests Tasmania. The role of PFT is to facilitate and expand the development of the private forest resource in Tasmania in a manner that is consistent with sound forest land management practice.

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

This payment represents the Government’s contribution towards the operation of the Gardens and supports the management, conservation and enhancement of the Gardens, in accordance with the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Act 2002. Further information is provided in chapter 26 of this Budget Paper.

Sustainable Timber Tasmania

This provision will ensure that permanent timber production zone land continues to be managed and is accessible and available for multiple uses. It includes funding for maintenance of the forestry road network to allow for continued community, tourism and firefighting access management of public recreation sites, provision of forest education activities, special species timber management and ongoing facilitation of forestry research.


 

Tasmanian Racing Assistance

The Government separately funds the Tasmanian Racing Industry under a deed which provides secure funding and creates certainty for the Industry. The annual funding allocation allows Tasracing Pty Ltd to facilitate key administration roles and functions, including the responsibility for the corporate governance, strategic direction and funding of the Tasmanian Racing Industry, as well as ratification of national rules, the making of local rules and the setting of licence standards and criteria.

Wellington Park Contribution

The allocation represents the Government’s contribution to the cost of administering Wellington Park through a grant to the Wellington Park Management Trust.


 

Table 8.16:       Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2022 

2023 

2024 

2025 

2026 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits1

59 113 

70 365 

69 107 

69 737 

70 773 

Investments2

7 216 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Receivables2

3 912 

12 748 

12 817 

12 886 

12 955 

Equity investments

3 562 

3 106 

3 106 

3 106 

3 106 

Other financial assets1

2 573 

2 582 

2 582 

2 582 

2 582 

 

76 376 

88 801 

87 612 

88 311 

89 416 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories

1 167 

939 

974 

1 009 

1 044 

Property, plant and equipment1

1 332 701 

1 421 462 

1 421 972 

1 422 492 

1 419 003 

Infrastructure3

363 289 

361 490 

395 892 

439 659 

470 976 

Heritage and cultural assets4

2 525 

15 658 

15 883 

16 108 

16 333 

Intangibles1

13 347 

12 726 

12 459 

12 192 

11 925 

Other assets5

15 572 

18 486 

18 230 

18 264 

18 298 

 

1 728 601 

1 830 761 

1 865 410 

1 909 724 

1 937 579 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

1 804 977 

1 919 562 

1 953 022 

1 998 035 

2 026 995 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables1

4 598 

3 438 

3 555 

3 672 

3 789 

Interest bearing liabilities5

13 710 

17 156 

16 845 

16 845 

16 845 

Provisions

70 

87 

87 

87 

87 

Employee benefits1

32 455 

34 684 

35 010 

35 336 

35 662 

Other liabilities1

6 282 

7 367 

7 368 

7 369 

7 370 

Total liabilities

57 115 

62 732 

62 865 

63 309 

63 753 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

1 747 862 

1 856 830 

1 890 157 

1 934 726 

1 963 242 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Contributed capital6

(5 545)

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Reserves

599 163 

684 487 

686 747 

689 007 

691 267 

Accumulated funds

236 637 

254 736 

285 803 

328 112 

354 368 

Other Equity

917 607 

917 607 

917 607 

917 607 

917 607 

Total equity

1 747 862 

1 856 830 

1 890 157 

1 934 726 

1 963 242 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in these items in 2023 reflect updated estimates based on the 30 June 2021 actuals.

2.    The decrease in Investments and increase in Receivables in 2023 reflects a reclassification of the Loan receivable (Grange Resources) in the Department’s 2020-21 Financial Statements.

3.    The increase in Infrastructure across the Forward Estimates reflects the Capital Investment Program projects.

4.    The increase in Heritage and cultural assets in 2023 reflects the inclusion of the Biosecurity Tasmania Entomology Collection, which was independently valued and included in the Department’s 2020-21 Financial Statements.

5.    The variation in Other assets and Interest bearing liabilities primarily reflects a change in the accounting treatment for the recognition of leases for regional office buildings, and plant and equipment embedded in service agreements.

6.    The 2021‑22 Budget for Contributed capital primarily reflects the transfer of net assets from the Department to the EPA, offset by the transfer of net assets to the Department from the Department of State Growth as part of the restructure of the forestry functions.


 

Table 8.17:       Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June - Administered

 

2022 

2023 

2024 

2025 

2026 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits

2 402 

2 510 

2 510 

2 510 

2 510 

Investments

1 000 

1 000 

1 000 

1 000 

1 000 

Receivables1

2 103 

1 599 

1 599 

1 599 

1 599 

Other financial assets1

1 903 

2 374 

2 374 

2 374 

2 374 

 

7 408 

7 483 

7 483 

7 483 

7 483 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

Other assets1

30 

284 

284 

284 

284 

 

38 

289 

289 

289 

289 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

7 446 

7 772 

7 772 

7 772 

7 772 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables1

2 852 

1 449 

1 449 

1 449 

1 449 

Interest bearing liabilities2

.... 

251 

251 

251 

251 

Employee benefits

422 

425 

425 

425 

425 

Other liabilities1

674 

2 282 

2 282 

2 282 

2 282 

Total liabilities

3 948 

4 407 

4 407 

4 407 

4 407 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

3 498 

3 365 

3 365 

3 365 

3 365 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Contributed capital3

1 577 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Accumulated funds3

1 921 

3 365 

3 365 

3 365 

3 365 

Total equity

3 498 

3 365 

3 365 

3 365 

3 365 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in these items in 2023 reflect updated estimates based on the 30 June 2021 actuals.

2.    The increase in Interest bearing liabilities in 2023 reflects the transfer of liabilities from the Department of State Growth in relation to the Forest Practices Authority as part of the forestry restructure.

3.    The change in Contributed capital and Accumulated funds primarily reflects the transfer of net assets from the Department of State Growth in relation to the Forest Practices Authority.

 


 

Table 8.18:       Statement of Cash Flows

 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts ‑ operating

167 163 

165 793 

151 531 

148 930 

147 008 

Appropriation receipts ‑ capital

22 891 

21 771 

39 011 

48 776 

18 626 

Appropriation receipts ‑ other

8 414 

4 719 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Grants

19 246 

16 121 

16 515 

15 730 

27 882 

Sales of goods and services

30 276 

32 770 

33 381 

33 889 

34 347 

Fees and fines

14 366 

15 404 

15 061 

15 106 

15 162 

GST receipts1

9 352 

15 076 

15 076 

15 076 

15 076 

Interest received

70 

Other cash receipts

2 539 

4 204 

4 204 

4 204 

4 204 

Total cash inflows

274 317 

275 865 

274 786 

281 718 

262 312 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(116 087)

(120 329)

(116 358)

(116 394)

(117 580)

Superannuation

(14 691)

(15 338)

(14 898)

(14 949)

(15 033)

Borrowing costs

(39)

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

GST payments1

(9 352)

(15 076)

(15 076)

(15 076)

(15 076)

Grants and subsidies

(39 098)

(35 772)

(22 971)

(19 547)

(15 412)

Supplies and consumables

(61 111)

(59 429)

(58 260)

(57 563)

(57 032)

Other cash payments

(3 938)

(4 420)

(4 549)

(4 563)

(4 606)

Total cash outflows

(244 316)

(250 364)

(232 112)

(228 092)

(224 739)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

30 001 

25 501 

42 674 

53 626 

37 573 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Payments for acquisition of non-financial assets2

(33 103)

(29 364)

(45 935)

(55 310)

(38 851)

Proceeds from the disposal of non-financial assets

2 314 

2 314 

2 314 

2 314 

2 314 

Equity injections and cash flows from restructuring

(18 311)

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Net cash from (used by) investing activities

(49 100)

(27 050)

(43 621)

(52 996)

(36 537)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net borrowings3

(168)

(306)

(311)

.... 

.... 

Net cash from (used by) financing activities

(168)

(306)

(311)

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

(19 267)

(1 855)

(1 258)

630 

1 036 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 8.18:       Statement of Cash Flows (continued)

 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

78 380 

72 220 

70 365 

69 107 

69 737 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

59 113 

70 365 

69 107 

69 737 

70 773 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The increase in GST receipts and GST payments in 2022-23 reflects a rebasing of GST transactions processed through the Department based on current estimates.

2.    The variation in Payments for acquisition of non‑financial assets primarily reflects the timing of capital projects in the Department’s Capital Investment Program.

3.    The variation in Net borrowings reflects the accounting treatment for the recognition of leases for regional office buildings, and plant and equipment embedded in service agreements.


 

Table 8.19:       Statement of Cash Flows - Administered

 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts ‑ operating

46 893 

59 439 

58 854 

59 478 

59 179 

Sales of goods and services

20 549 

21 063 

21 590 

22 129 

22 682 

Fees and fines

17 182 

15 811 

16 111 

16 497 

16 892 

Other cash receipts

7 322 

7 322 

7 322 

7 322 

7 322 

Total cash inflows

91 946 

103 635 

103 877 

105 426 

106 075 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and subsidies

(46 893)

(59 439)

(58 854)

(59 478)

(59 179)

Transfers to the Public Account

(45 053)

(44 196)

(45 023)

(45 948)

(46 896)

Total cash outflows

(91 946)

(103 635)

(103 877)

(105 426)

(106 075)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Equity injections and cash flows from restructuring

1 185 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Net cash from (used by) investing activities

1 185 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

1 185 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

1 217 

2 510 

2 510 

2 510 

2 510 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

2 402 

2 510 

2 510 

2 510 

2 510