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Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2003-2004

Environment and Heritage Portfolio
Explanation of Additional Estimates 2003-2004
Commonwealth of Australia 2004
ISSN 1448-9058

Part C - Agency Additional Estimates Statements (continued)
Director of National Parks

Section 1 - Additional Estimates Statements

Agency Overview

There have been no changes to the role or structure of the Director of National Parks since the 2003-04 Portfolio Budget Statements.

Additional Estimates and Variations to Sub-Outcome - Agency Level

The Department of the Environment and Heritage is seeking an increase of $0.087m in departmental outputs appropriation in 2003-2004 for payment to the Director National Parks. This increase in departmental outputs relates to:

The Director of National Parks does not receive any direct appropriation from Government. The additional funding will be appropriated to the Department of the Environment and Heritage in 2003-04 through Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2003-04 and transferred to the Director of National Parks (refer Table 1.1).

Measures Since the 2003-04 Budget

Budget Estimates and Framework Review

The Government will provide additional funding to agencies of $88.5 million over five years (including $0.1 million in 2007-08) to implement the Budget Estimates and Framework Review (BEFR) recommendations. This funding includes capital of $7.4 million over four years.

In the 2003-04 Budget the Government made provision for $78 million over five years to improve the accuracy, responsiveness and effectiveness of agencies' contribution to the Commonwealth's budget estimates and framework system and to assist agencies to drive improved financial management and reporting within their organisations. The Government has provided an extra $10.5 million over five years to fund agencies to implement the BEFR recommendations.

The Government will provide additional funding of $0.043m per annum from 2003-04 to the Director of National Parks.

Other Variations to Appropriations

Apart from the additional estimate described above, there have been no other variations since the 2003-04 Budget for the Director of National Parks.

Table 1.1 - Sub-Outcome and Output Group
   

Revised
departmental
Total Price
of Outputs

 

Variation to departmental
Total Price
of Outputs *

   

$'000

$'000

       

DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL PARKS

52,681

87

       

Outcome 1 - Sub-Outcome
Conservation and appreciation of Commonwealth reserves

   
     

1.1

Parks and Reserves

52,681

87

* The variation relates to additional funding to be appropriated to the Department of the Environment and Heritage through Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2003-04 for transfer to the Director of National Parks.

 

Table 1.2 - Staff Years - Average Staffing Levels (ASL)
 

2003-04

2003-04

 
 

Budget

Revised

Variation

 

sy

sy

sy

Sub-Outcome

     

Conservation and appreciation of Commonwealth reserves

278.0

278.0

0.0

       

TOTAL

278.0

278.0

0.0

 

Table 1.3 - Revenue from Independent Sources
 

2003-2004

2003-2004

 

Budget

Revised

 

Estimate

Estimate

 

$'000

$'000

Revenues from Sales of Goods and Services

11,420

11,420

Interest

750

450

Other

3,578

5,259

TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUE

15,748

17,129

 

Table 1.4 - Estimates of Expenses from Special Appropriations
There are no special appropriations for the Director of National Parks in 2003-04.

 

Table 1.5 - Estimated Special Account Flows
There are no special accounts for the Director of National Parks in 2003-04.