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National Biodiversity Expenditure Scoping Study

July 2010

HVRF Job No. 362/10

National Biodiversity Expenditure Scoping Study


Prepared for:

Professor John Rodger University of Newcastle Bid Director: Cooperative Research Centre for Securing & Rebuilding Biodiversity

Prepared by:

Evan Steverson Research Fellow

ABN 91 257 269 334 PO Box 322 Newcastle NSW 2300 Telephone: (02) 4969 4566 Facsimile: (02) 4969 4981 Email: info@hvrf.com.au Website: www.hvrf.com.au

July 2010
The information contained herein is believed to be reliable and accurate. However, no guarantee is given as to its accuracy or reliability, and no responsibility or liability for any information, opinions, or commentary contained herein, or for any consequences of its use, will be accepted by the Hunter Valley Research Foundation, or by any person involved in the preparation of this report.

Table of Contents
Executive Summary .................................................................................................................... i Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 1 Methodology .............................................................................................................................. 1 Study Limitations....................................................................................................................... 3 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Commonwealth ............................................................................................................... 4 Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) ............................ 4 Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) ........................... 6 Director of National Parks ................................................................................................. 7 Land and Water Australia (LWA) ....................................................................................... 8 Invasive Animals Co-operative Research Centre (IA CRC) ................................................. 9

States and Territories ................................................................................................... 10

2.1 Australian Capital Territory .............................................................................................. 10 2.1.1 Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) .................................................. 10 New South Wales ........................................................................................................... 11 2.2 2.2.1 Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) ................................................ 11 2.3 Northern Territory ........................................................................................................... 12 2.3.1 Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport ................................. 12 2.4 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4.3 Queensland .................................................................................................................... 13 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) .......................................................................... 13 Department of Natural Resources and Water (DNRW) ..................................................... 14 Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) .................................... 15

South Australia ............................................................................................................... 16 2.5 2.5.1 Department for Environment and Heritage (DEH)............................................................. 16

2.6 Tasmania ....................................................................................................................... 17 2.6.1 Department of Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts (DEPHA) ................................. 17 Victoria........................................................................................................................... 18 2.7 2.7.1 Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE)....................................................... 18 Western Australia ........................................................................................................... 19 2.8 2.8.1 Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC)....................................................... 19

3 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12

Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) ...................................................................... 20 Greening Australia .......................................................................................................... 20 Conservation Volunteers Australia................................................................................... 21 World Wide Fund for Nature Australia.............................................................................. 23 Greenpeace Australia Pacific .......................................................................................... 24 Landcare Australia.......................................................................................................... 25 The Wilderness Society .................................................................................................. 26 Australian Conservation Foundation ................................................................................ 27 Bush Heritage Australia .................................................................................................. 28 Australia Wildlife Conservancy ........................................................................................ 29 SEQ Catchments............................................................................................................ 30 Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union .......................................................................... 31 National Parks Association of NSW ................................................................................. 32

Executive Summary
This study has attempted to identify and collate any information related to the funding of activities (organisational or operational) that relate wholly or predominately to the conservation of terrestrial biodiversity by Australian Commonwealth and State Government departments, as well as relevant Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), during the 2008-09 financial year. An internet based search was conducted for any publicly available documentation related to expenditure on the conservation of terrestrial biodiversity. Priority of investigation for this study was given to those departments or organisations that had an obvious and direct link to terrestrial biodiversity conservation activities, be they on-the-ground or policy focused. Once identified, further investigation was conducted to identify the groups within each of those departments or organisations that focused primarily on terrestrial biodiversity conservation. The expenditure of those groups has been presented in this report. The total value of grants received by each State Government department and NGO has also been included in the report as a method of assessing the funding linkages between the tiers of government, and the NGOs, and also as a way of attempting to minimize the degree of double counting of expenditure. However, in most cases, the origin and the end use of the grant funding listed is not stated in the documents reviewed. Summary of approximate total expenditure on terrestrial biodiversity conservation activities Commonwealth States and Territories (Less Grants) NGOs (Less Grants) TOTAL Expenditure FY 08-09 $745,616,918 $1,457,376,000 $127,519,033 $2,330,511,951

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Commonwealth
Department / Authority / Agency Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) Outcome 1 - Environment - Output 1.2 - Conservation of the land and inland waters (Less activities identified as not relating to terrestrial biodiversity conservation) CSIRO - Environment Group Director of National Parks Land & Water Australia Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) Outcome 1 - Environment - Output 1.5 - Response to the impacts of human settlements - Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities (CERF) Invasive Animals Co-operative Research Centre (IA CRC) TOTAL Total Expenditure FY 08-09 $519,208,000

$89,500,000 $61,180,000 $29,546,303

$25,364,000

$20,818,615 $745,616,918

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States and Territories


State / Territory - Summaries of Departments / Authorities / Agencies Queensland New South Wales Victoria Western Australia Northern Territory Australian Capital Territory South Australia Tasmania TOTAL TOTAL LESS GRANTS Total Expenditure FY 08-09 $502,325,000 $386,027,000 $213,364,000 $191,666,000 $86,959,000 $80,411,000 $72,986,000 $45,063,000 $1,578,801,000 $1,457,376,000 Total Grants FY 08-09 $17,899,000 $54,830,000 $2,052,000 $25,833,000 $8,365,000 $1,616,000 $9,641,000 $1,189,000 $121,425,000

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State / Territory - Details of groups within Departments / Authorities / Agencies ACT - Dept of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Output 1.4: Land Management NSW - Dept of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) Service Group 3 Parks and Wildlife NT - Dept of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport - Parks and Reserves NT - Dept of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport - Natural Resources QLD - Environmental Protection Agency / Dept of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) Conservation and Environmental Services QLD - Dept of Natural Resources and Water / Dept of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) - Land and Vegetation Services SA - Dept for Environment and Heritage (DEH) - Activity 1: Nature Conservation SA - Dept for Environment and Heritage (DEH) - Activity 2: Public Land - Visitor Management TAS - Dept of Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts (DEPHA) - Output Group 2 - Parks and Wildlife Management VIC - Dept of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) Biodiversity VIC - Dept of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) - Natural Resources WA - Dept of Environment and Conservation (DEC) - Nature Conservation WA - Dept of Environment and Conservation (DEC) - Parks and Visitor Services TOTAL TOTAL LESS GRANTS

Total Expenditure FY 08-09 $80,411,000 $386,027,000 $36,312,000 $50,647,000 $249,920,000

Total Grants FY 08-09 $1,616,000 $54,830,000 $170,000 $8,195,000 $14,200,000

$252,405,000 $40,919,000 $32,067,000 $45,063,000 $48,411,000 $164,953,000 $117,577,000 $74,089,000 $1,578,801,000 $1,457,376,000

$3,699,000 $9,620,000 $21,000 $1,189,000 $2,355,000 -$303,000 $22,392,000 $3,441,000 $121,425,000

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NGOs Organisation
Greening Australia Conservation Volunteers Australia World Wide Fund for Nature Australia Greenpeace Australia Pacific Landcare Australia The Wilderness Society Australian Conservation Foundation Bush Heritage Australia Australia Wildlife Conservancy SEQ Catchments Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union National Parks Association of NSW TOTAL TOTAL LESS GRANTS
* Grants identified as Non-Government ^ Grants includes Research Projects

Total Expenditure FY 08-09 $31,358,224 $25,702,120 $24,028,829 $19,292,000 $16,517,061 $15,900,697 $13,523,934 $12,122,000 $10,269,354 $8,359,059 $4,892,087 $1,048,604 $183,013,969 $127,519,033

Total Grants FY 08-09 $21,629,202 $12,023,110 $4,777,506 $0 $2,175,631 $509,982* $1,815,334 $601,000 $130,143 $8,921,818 $2,576,891^ $334,319 $55,494,936

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Introduction
This study has attempted to identify and collate any information related to the funding of activities (organisational or operational) that relate wholly or predominately to the conservation of terrestrial biodiversity by Australian Commonwealth and State Government departments, as well as relevant Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), during the 2008-09 financial year. This project was a scoping study and was intended to provide insight into the potential for a more exhaustive study aimed at calculating an approximate aggregate national expenditure on terrestrial biodiversity conservation. It was not anticipated that this research would comprehensively approximate the expenditure, but it would address the major sources of funding and would also serve to identify any information gaps or barriers, as well as any technical issues that may need to be addressed in any subsequent research.

Methodology
An internet based search was conducted for any publicly available documentation related to expenditure on the conservation of terrestrial biodiversity by Commonwealth and State Government departments and Non-Government Organisations in the 2008-09 financial year. The documents were reviewed to: identify and collate the departments or organisations involved in biodiversity, identify any funding linkages between departments/organisations, and where possible categorise the expenditure i.e. organisational or on-the-ground project costs, what aspects of biodiversity the funding related to e.g. threatened species, etc. Priority of investigation for this scoping study was given to those departments or organisations that had an obvious and direct link to terrestrial biodiversity conservation activities, be they on-theground or policy focused. Once identified further investigation was conducted to identify the groups within each of those departments or organisations that focused primarily on biodiversity conservation. The expenditure of those groups has been included in this report. Activities related primarily to the marine environment, or the Antarctic, were not included in this study. Additionally, activities related to both commercial forestry and water storage activities, while it could be argued have a connection to biodiversity conservation, have not been included due to the difficulties in quantifying the value of expenditure of these activities that relate directly to the focus of this study. Local government authorities have not been included in this scoping study due to the large number of them across Australia (and therefore the amount of time required to investigate all of them), and also because many of the biodiversity conservation activities completed by local government authorities are supported through Commonwealth and/or State government funding programs, which have been included in this report.

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The departments and organisations considered in this study were as follows: Commonwealth Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) CSIRO - Environment Group Director of National Parks Land & Water Australia Invasive Animals Co-operative Research Centre. State ACT - Dept of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) NSW - Dept of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) NT - Dept of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport QLD - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) / Dept of Natural Resources and Water (DNRW) / Dept of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) SA - Dept for Environment and Heritage (DEH) TAS - Dept of Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts (DEPHA) VIC - Dept of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) WA - Dept of Environment and Conservation (DEC). NGOs Greening Australia Conservation Volunteers Australia World Wide Fund for Nature Australia Greenpeace Australia Pacific Landcare Australia The Wilderness Society Australian Conservation Foundation Bush Heritage Australia Australia Wildlife Conservancy SEQ Catchments Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union National Parks Association of NSW.

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Study Limitations
There was a varying approach to the structure, and the range of responsibilities, of the various departments and also the NGOs. There were also differing approaches to the level of detail provided when reporting expenditure, in particular of the detailed costs of projects conducted or supported. These issues prevented a more focused collation of expenditure within the scope of this study and would present a challenge in conducting any further investigations. The total value of grants received by each State Government department and NGO has been included as a method of assessing funding linkages between the tiers of government and NGOs, and also as a way of attempting to minimize the degree of double counting of expenditure between the tiers. However, in most cases, the origin and the end use of the grant funding listed is not stated in the documents reviewed. This situation would also present a challenge in conducting any further investigations. While the list of NGOs may not be considered as being exhaustive, it is the opinion of the author that the organisations selected represent the large majority of NGOs actively involved in terrestrial biodiversity conservation activities within Australia, based on their level of activity, expenditure, and receipt of funding.

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Commonwealth
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA)
Actual Expenses 2009

Output 1.2 - Conservation of the land and inland waters Administered items: Appropriation Bill 1 A sustainable future for Tasmania - Mole Creek A sustainable future for Tasmania - Tourism Program A sustainable future for Tasmania - Private Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) Program Community Water Grants Environmental Stewardship Program Working on Country Scout Hall Water Saving Infrastructure Program Special Accounts National Heritage Trust (NHT) - Caring for our Country (CFOC) (Administered) Departmental Outputs Conservation of the land and inland waters Subtotal for Output Group 1.2
Source: Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) Annual Report 2008-09 NB: Shaded items have been identified as relating primarily to terrestrial biodiversity conservation

$139,000 $534,000 $14,826,000 $1,987,000 $11,030,000 $4,896,000 $7,750,000 $9,457,000 $396,356,000 $93,254,000 $540,229,000

Note 16: Expenses administered on Behalf of Government Note 16B: Grants Caring for our Country (CFOC) NCERF Research Facility Tasmanian Forests Working on Country Stewardship Initiative Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) Participatory Program
Source: Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) Annual Report 2008-09

2009 $335,438,000 $25,364,000 $15,212,000 $7,639,000 $3,839,000 $1,818,000

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Caring for our Country Successful Applicants 2008-09 Summary of funding by State and program
$ Value Grants 08-09

Summary by State / Territory


ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA Commonwealth / Multi-State TOTAL
http://www.nrm.gov.au/funding/2008/index.html

Community Coastcare

Landcare

Open $694,359

TOTAL $694,359 $11,360,779 $2,730,052 $11,317,749 $4,667,682 $3,666,130 $6,527,229 $6,100,972 $5,866,773 $52,931,726

$6,252,543 $757,975 $5,616,146 $2,364,735 $2,099,512 $3,510,371 $3,274,299 $494,145 $24,369,727

$492,473 $614,239 $2,116,284 $86,835 $710,535 $1,004,214 $789,173 $3,111,638 $8,925,391

$4,615,763 $1,357,838 $3,585,319 $2,216,112 $856,083 $2,012,644 $2,037,500 $2,260,990 $19,636,608

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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Environment Group objectives: New knowledge of Australia's climate, which supports adaptation responses to increasing climate change and variability and informs mitigation strategies Continued development of the Australian Community Climate Earth Science Simulator (ACCESS) to provide climate predictions at a smaller scale and within shorter timeframes Improved national regulations and guidelines which protect human and ecosystem health and allow safe use of chemicals and disposal of wastes Development of predictive models to develop national and regional biodiversity management plans Sustainable and wealth-creating use of natural, built and human resources. Research Expenditure 2009 $89,500,000

Group Environment Group


Source: CSIRO Annual Report 2008-09

Biological collections managed by CSIRO: Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) Australian National Wildlife Collection (ANWC) Australian National Fish Collection (ANFC) Australian National Herbarium (ANH)

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Director of National Parks

Operating expenditure Financial summary - Terrestrial reserves 2009 Operations Total operating expenditure (a) $61,180,000 (a) Also includes governance, corporate services, executive and the management contract for Calperum and Taylorville Stations which are not Commonwealth Reserves
Source: Director of National Parks Annual Report 2008-09

Reserve name - Jointly managed national parks Kakadu NP Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP Australian National Botanic Gardens Booderee NP Christmas Island NP Norfolk Island NP and Botanic Garden Pulu Keeling NP Total
Source: Director of National Parks Annual Report 2008-09

Operating cost 2009 $19,645,000 $11,408,000 $9,562,000 $6,772,000 $4,126,000 $1,029,000 $458,000 $53,000,000

Parks Australia manages the National Reserve System (NRS) element of Caring for our Country (CFOC). NRS program contributed over $24 million towards the purchase of 16 properties covering 147,000 hectares. It also contributed just over $1.1 million to strategic projects for the establishment of protected areas on private lands (through perpetual covenants). National Reserve System Property purchases Perpetual covenants Total
Source: Director of National Parks Annual Report 2008-09

Expenditure 2009 $24,000,000 $1,100,000 $25,100,000

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Land and Water Australia (LWA)

After 19 years of operations, Land and Water Australia (LWA), ceased operations prior to 31 December 2009, following a decision by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry in April 2009. INCOME Revenue from Government (Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) External contributions Interest Other revenue Total EXPENSES Employee benefits Suppliers Depreciation and amortisation Write down and impairment of assets Research and development Total
Source: Land and Water Australia Annual Report 2008-09

2009 $13,018,000 $10,517,724 $923,980 $55,181 $24,514,885 2009 $5,593,253 $8,018,115 $418,105 $468,474 $15,048,356 $29,546,303

LWA research expenditure estimates for 2008-09 across National Research Priorities A - An environmentally sustainable Australia 5. Sustainable use of Australia's biodiversity D- Safeguarding Australia 3. Protecting Australia from invasive diseases and pests
Source: Land and Water Australia Annual Report 2008-09

Expenditure 2009

$2,998,000

$355,000

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1.5 Invasive Animals Co-operative Research Centre (IA CRC)


Expenses from Ordinary Activities Commercialisation Program Terrestrial Research Program Freshwater Research Program Administration Education Program Detection & Prevention Program Expenditure of In-kind contributions Total Expenses from Ordinary Activities
Source: Invasive Animals Co-operative Research Centre (IA CRC) Annual Report 2008-09

Expenditure 2009 $1,958,963 $1,649,965 $1,083,529 $782,148 $776,008 $561,002 $14,007,000 $20,818,615

Successful grants Caring for our Country (CFOC) CFOC - Australian Pest Animal Management Program (APAMP) Total
Source: Invasive Animals Co-operative Research Centre (IA CRC) Annual Report 2008-09

2009 $212,000 $278,000 $490,000

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States and Territories


Australian Capital Territory

2.1.1 Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS)


Output 1.4: Land Management Description: Planning and management of the ACT's parks, plantations, reserves and open space system. The single land manager role includes management of recreational land use, pest and weed control, fire management, conservation management, and maintenance of the look and the feel of the city and its environs, including the urban forest. 2009 Total Cost Government Payment for Outputs $80,411,000 $63,865,000

Source: Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Annual Report 2008-2009

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New South Wales

2.2.1 Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC)


Service Group 3 - Parks and Wildlife 2009 $181,656,000 $144,562,000 $53,409,000 $4,174,000 $2,053,000 $173,000 $386,027,000 2009 $54,830,000 $31,721,000 $18,871,000 $1,557,000 $16,080,000 $123,059,000

Operating expenses Employee related Other operating expenses Depreciation and amortisation Grants and subsidies Finance costs Other expenses Total expenses excluding losses Revenue Grants and contributions Sale of goods and services Investment revenue Retained fees and fines Other revenue Total revenue
Source: Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) Annual Report 2008-09

Transfer payments Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) Zoological Parks Board Lord Howe Island Board Nature Conservation Trust Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife
Source: Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) Annual Report 2008-09

2009 $38,130,000 $25,735,000 $1,378,000 $1,000,000 $50,000

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Northern Territory

2.3.1 Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport


Parks and Reserves Expenses Employee expenses Administrative expenses Purchases of Goods and Services Repairs and Maintenance Depreciation and Amortisation Other Administrative Expenses Grants and Subsidies Expenses Current Community Service Obligations Interest Expenses Total Expenses Income Grants and Subsidies Revenue Current Appropriation Output Commonwealth Sales of Goods and Services Interest Revenue Goods and Services Received Free of Charge Assets Acquired at Nil Consideration Other Income Total Income 2009 $14,907,000 $11,361,000 $4,648,000 $3,044,000 $2,195,000 $157,000 Natural Resources 2009 $23,231,000 $16,639,000 $916,000 $669,000 $3,128,000 $5,741,000 $323,000 $36,312,000 2009 $170,000 $28,354,000 $1,015,000 $2,193,000 $9,000 $31,741,000 $50,647,000 2009 $8,195,000 $34,153,000 $673,000 $2,342,000 $319,000 $3,127,000 $76,000 $118,000 $49,003,000

Source: Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport Annual Report 2008-2009

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Queensland

2.4.1 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


For the period 1 July 2008 to 26 March 2009 Conservation and Environmental Services 2009 $92,681,000 $48,759,000 $38,599,000 $1,918,000 $2,165,000 $249,000 $184,371,000 2009 $160,427,000 $974,000 $10,949,000 $12,770,000 $185,120,000

Expenses Employee expenses Supplies and services Depreciation and amortisation Grants and subsidies Other Loss on sale of property, plant and equipment Total Expenses Income Output revenue User charges Grants and other contributions Other revenue Total Income
Source: Environmental Protection Agency Annual Report 1 July 2008 to 26 March 2009

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2.4.2 Department of Natural Resources and Water (DNRW)


For the period 1 July 2008 to 26 March 2009 Water and Catchment Services 2009 $66,520,000 $39,160,000 $77,202,000 $45,774,000 $3,212,000 $1,121,000 $232,989,000 2009 $170,905,000 $4,347,000 $61,263,000 $70,000 $381,000 $388,000 $59,000 $237,413,000 Land and Vegetation Services 2009 $115,549,000 $52,292,000 $10,072,000 $123,000 $7,310,000 $5,907,000 $191,253,000 2009 $145,107,000 $32,235,000 $3,472,000 $13,611,000 $32,000 $417,000 $115,000 $194,989,000

Expenses Employee expenses Supplies and services Grants and subsidies Rebates Depreciation and amortisation Other expenses Total Expenses Income Output revenue User charges Grants and other contributions Royalties, property and other territorial revenue Interest revenue Other revenue Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment Total Income

Source: Department of Natural Resources and Water Annual Report 1 July 2008 to 26 March 2009

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2.4.3 Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM)


For the period 27 March to 30 June 2009 Water and Catchment Services Expenses Employee expenses Supplies and services Grants and subsidies Rebates Depreciation and amortisation Other expenses Total Expenses Income Output revenue User charges Grants and other contributions Royalties, property and other territorial revenue Interest revenue Other revenue Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment Total Income 2009 $22,257,000 $13,690,000 $26,566,000 -$6,952,000 $1,136,000 $334,000 $57,031,000 2009 $40,584,000 $2,061,000 $19,461,000 $31,000 $42,000 $113,000 $4,000 $62,296,000 Land and Vegetation Services 2009 $38,910,000 $17,152,000 -$427,000 $96,000 $2,573,000 $2,848,000 $61,152,000 2009 $42,407,000 $16,328,000 $227,000 $4,251,000 $13,000 $165,000 $15,000 $63,406,000 $4,109,000 $211,000 $64,998,000 Conservation and Environmental Services 2009 $32,415,000 $18,611,000 $179,000 $13,686,000 $658,000 $65,549,000 2009 $57,097,000 $330,000 $3,251,000

Source: Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) Annual Report 27 March to 30 June 2009

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South Australia

2.5.1 Department for Environment and Heritage (DEH)


Activity 1: Nature Conservation 2009 $16,394,000 $14,168,000 $1,390,000 $8,939,000 $28,000 $40,919,000 2009 $2,006,000 $9,620,000 $21,000 $66,000 $11,713,000 Activity 2: Public Land Visitor Management 2009 $11,747,000 $9,959,000 $57,000 $8,939,000 $1,365,000 $32,067,000 2009 $9,314,000 $21,000 $96,000 $38,000 $9,469,000

Expenses Employee benefits Supplies and services Grants and subsidies Depreciation and amortisation Other expenses Total Expenses Income Fees and charges Grants and contributions Interest Other income Total Income

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Tasmania

2.6.1 Department of Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts (DEPHA)


Output Group 2 - Parks and Wildlife Management Revenue Appropriation revenue - recurrent Grants Sales of goods and services Fees and fines Gain on sale of non-financial assets Contributions received Other revenue Total revenue Expenses Employee entitlements Depreciation and amortisation Grants and subsidies Supplies and consumables Maintenance and property services Information technology Communications Travel and transport Advertising and promotion Sub-total supplies and consumables Other expenses Total expenses

2009 actual $27,180,000 $1,189,000 $8,915,000 $1,320,000 $35,000 $1,073,000 $5,218,000 $44,930,000 2009 actual $21,389,000 $6,341,000 $134,000 $4,140,000 $1,111,000 $582,000 $3,043,000 $183,000 $9,059,000 $8,140,000 $45,063,000

Source: Department of Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts (DEPHA) Annual Report 2008-09

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Victoria

2.7.1 Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE)


Expenses from transactions Employee benefits Depreciation and amortisation Interest expense Grants and other transfers Capital asset charge Other operating expenses Total expenses from transactions Income from transactions Output appropriations Sales of goods and services Grants Other income Total income from transactions Biodiversity 2009 $26,939,000 $1,225,000 $140,000 $2,042,000 $1,876,000 $16,189,000 $48,411,000 2009 $34,450,000 $17,799,000 $2,355,000 $12,000 $54,616,000 Natural Resources 2009 $16,954,000 $1,147,000 $124,000 $118,952,000 $386,000 $27,390,000 $164,953,000 2009 $163,399,000 $471,000 -$303,000 $61,000 $163,628,000

Source: Department of Sustainability and Environment Annual Report 2009

Grants and other transfers Catchment Management Authorities (CMA) Parks Victoria Country Fire Authority Non-portfolio entities Sustainability Victoria Goulburn Murray Water Other portfolio entities External organisations Other State government Northern Victoria Irrigation Renewal Project Local government Zoological Parks and Gardens Board Royal Botanic Gardens Board DPI - Catchment and Agricultural Services DPI - Primary Industries Research Victoria Individuals Commonwealth Government Other Total grants and other payments
Source: Department of Sustainability and Environment Annual Report 2009

2009 $136,526,000 $112,247,000 $111,944,000 $56,203,000 $49,436,000 $45,418,000 $33,807,000 $33,618,000 $33,431,000 $21,242,000 $16,006,000 $13,544,000 $10,649,000 $9,267,000 $2,961,000 $808,000 $794,000 $859,000 $688,760,000

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Western Australia

2.8.1 Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC)


Nature conservation 2009 $67,658,000 $34,274,000 $4,575,000 $1,422,000 $455,000 $9,193,000 $117,577,000 2009 $3,070,000 $7,345,000 $15,047,000 $2,501,000 $2,890,000 $98,000 $30,951,000 $81,248,000 $29,000 $677,000 $81,954,000 $112,905,000 Parks and Visitor Services 2009 $35,373,000 $23,027,000 $9,239,000 $918,000 $178,000 $5,354,000 $74,089,000 2009 $14,924,000 $198,000 $3,243,000 $173,000 $3,216,000 -$351,000 $21,403,000 $47,818,000 $1,000 $454,000 $48,273,000 $69,676,000

Expenses Employee benefits expense Supplies and services Depreciation and amortisation expense Accommodation expenses Grants and subsidies Other expenses Total Expenses Income User charges and fees Commonwealth grants and contributions Other grants and contributions Interest revenue Other revenue Gain on disposal of non-current assets Total income other than income from the State Government Income from State Government Service appropriation Assets assumed (transferred) Resources received free of charge Total income from State Government Total Income

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Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)


Greening Australia
2009 $6,878,385 $4,012,391 $1,146,398 $9,592,028 $16,584,049 $1,978,211 $1,047,037 $41,238,498 2009 2% 74% 16% 8% $31,358,224

Revenue Source Federal Government State Government Local Government NRM / CMA Organisations Corporate and Business Fundraising and Membership Other Income Total revenue Expenditure Direct project costs Employment costs Overheads Motor Vehicle Costs Total expenditure
Source: Greening Australia Financial information 2008-09 NB: Shaded items have been identified as grant based funding

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3.2

Conservation Volunteers Australia


2009 $85,890 $537,333 $11,485,777 $310,305 $43,314 $997,164 $6,198,693 $32,546 $279,962 $4,814,487 $384,327 $25,169,798

Income from Ordinary Activities Donations Grants and Contract Income State Governments Commonwealth Government Interest Members' Fees Overseas Volunteer Receipts Project Sponsorship Rent Received Sundry Receipts Task Receipts Training Income Total Income
Source: Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers Financial Report 2008-09 NB: Shaded items have been identified as grant based funding

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Expenses from Ordinary Activities Accountancy Advertising & Promotion Audit Fees Bank Fees Bad & Doubtful Debts Consultant's Fees Depreciation Electricity, Gas & Heating Insurance Interest Legal Fees & Debt Collection Long Service Leave Membership Expenses Minor Equipment Motor Vehicle Expenses National Program Expenses Office and Administration Expenses Other Operating Expenses Green Corps Postage Printing and Stationary Rent & Rates Repairs & Maintenance Seminars, Conferences & Staff Training Sundry Expenses Superannuation Task Expenses Telephone Traveling Expenses Uniforms Volunteer Program Expenses Wages Workers Compensation Total Expenses
Source: Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers Financial Report 2008-09

2009 $19,746 $147,787 $21,693 $40,601 $3,716 $250,970 $135,907 $96,489 $304,705 $25 $22,285 $2,921 $4,107 $377,909 $2,640,002 $535,521 $118,977 $2,674,524 $60,320 $159,252 $866,333 $59,334 $226,805 $38,387 $828,538 $1,642,009 $305,971 $480,816 $353,668 $129,547 $12,784,404 $368,851 $25,702,120

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3.3

World Wide Fund for Nature Australia


2009 $11,640,693 $1,925,358 $48,690 $336,288 $418,648 $9,000 $4,349,858 $699,961 $563,826 $2,999,128 $272,757 $23,036 $397,607 $23,684,850 2009 $129,830 $84,710 $460,074 $1,134,988 $12,293,204 $2,630,881 $16,059,073 $850,750 $6,444,392 $24,028,829

Revenue Donations Supporters Corporate campaign Mutual benefit Philanthropic Legacies and bequests Grants Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) Government (GVEHO grant) Government (Other) Major gifts Trusts and Foundations Other WWF entities Trading Other Other revenue Total Expenses Depreciation - plant and equipment Provision for employee benefits Rental expense relating to operating leases - Minimum lease payments Conservation expenditure: Community Education National Conservation Program International Conservation Program Total Unrealised loss on investments Other expenses Total
Source: World Wide Fund for Nature Australia Annual Report 2009 NB: Shaded items have been identified as grant based funding

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3.4

Greenpeace Australia Pacific


2009 $759,000 $175,000 $14,111,000 $322,000 $77,000 $825,000 $1,125,000 $25,000 $159,000 -$28,000 $160,000 $17,710,000 2009 $5,257,000 $4,993,000 $1,851,000 $1,272,000 $1,194,000 $923,000 $620,000 $435,000 $340,000 $218,000 $11,000 $11,857,000 $2,178,000 $19,292,000

Income Supporter Recruitment Auto payment Other Existing Supporters Auto payment Special Appeals Other Other Fundraising Income Major Donors & Foundations Bequest income Other Other Income Interest received Profit on sale of fixed assets Other Total Income Expenditures Total Fundraising Expenditure Campaigning Contribution to International Campaigning Media & Communications Climate / Energy Marine Operations & Action support Forests Public Information Oceans Genetic Engineering Political, Science & Business Toxics Total Campaigning Expenditure Organisational Support Total Expenditure
Source: Greenpeace Australia Pacific Limited Annual Financial Report 31 December 2009

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3.5

Landcare Australia
Consolidated 2009 $8,312,220 $2,175,631 $6,626,608 $330,033 $27,503 $17,471,995 Consolidated 2009 $1,995,323 $96,195 $6,657,608 $306,893 $487,035 $240,815 $1,164,394 $10,948,263

Revenue from continuing operations Corporate sponsorship, licence fees and donations Government grants Other revenue Bequest Interest Other revenue Total Revenue Expenses Employee benefits expense Depreciation and amortisation expense Project support, advertising and promotion Office expenses Contractor expenses Software systems maintenance Other expenses Total expenses
Source: Landcare Australia Ltd Annual Report 2008-2009

Project funding 2008-09 by State VIC NSW QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT National Total
Source: Landcare Australia Ltd Annual Report 2008-2009 NB: Shaded items have been identified as grant based funding

2009 $1,980,938 $1,440,955 $708,458 $519,956 $442,478 $127,945 $75,020 $48,224 $224,824 $5,568,798

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3.6

The Wilderness Society


2009 $12,460,469 $1,534,401 $509,982 $242,958 $162,196 $108,014 $11,772 $14,721 $15,044,515 2009 $6,448,296 $3,640,790 $657,067 $540,285 $356,502 $334,131 $185,185 $156,720 $3,581,721 $15,900,697

Revenue Donations Member subscriptions Grants - Non-Government Sales Interest income Expense re-imbursements Dividend income Other income Total Revenue Expenses Wages salaries and on costs Campaign centre grants Consulting and professional fees Travel - Domestic Campaigning costs - other Donation to Forever Wild Trust Research and development costs Travel - Overseas Other expenses Total Expenses
Source: The Wilderness Society Annual Review for the year ended 30 June 2009 NB: Shaded items have been identified as grant based funding

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3.7

Australian Conservation Foundation


2009 $9,230,342 $1,815,334 $907,137 $687,255 $219,161 $108,043 $12,967,272 $438,560 $26,040 $20,000 $484,600 $13,451,872 2009 $6,745,374 $2,437,033 $2,357,267 $1,984,261 $13,523,934

Revenue Operating activities Donations Grants Subscriptions Legacies and bequests Other income Merchandise and licensing Total Non-operating activities Investment income Rental income from investment property Revaluation - investment property Total Total Revenue Expenses Environmental programs expenses Fundraising expenses - service and communication Fundraising expenses - recruitment of new supporters Administration expenses Total Expenses
Source: Australian Conservation Foundation Annual & Sustainability Report 2008-09 NB: Shaded items have been identified as grant based funding

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3.8

Bush Heritage Australia


2009

Revenue Contributions Donations and gifts Large project gifts Continuing community support Total donations and gifts Grants Bequests Total contributions Interest and investment income Reserve income Other income Total Revenue Expenses Conservation management activities Fundraising and development activities Administrative expenses Loss on revaluation of shares Total Expenses
Source: Bush Heritage Australia Annual Financial Report 2008-09 NB: Shaded items have been identified as grant based funding

$6,913,000 $3,168,000 $10,081,000 $601,000 $627,000 $11,309,000 $488,000 $166,000 $71,000 $12,034,000 2009 $6,534,000 $3,466,000 $1,352,000 $770,000 $12,122,000

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Australia Wildlife Conservancy


2009 $13,296,034 $130,143 $1,331,686 $897,717 $15,655,580 2009 $500,441 $960,362 $1,460,803 $878,786

Revenue Donations, gifts and sponsorship Government Grants Sanctuary Income Other Revenue Total Revenue Expenditure Administration and Development Administration Development (Fundraising) Total Administration and Development Conservation Programs Conservation Assessment and Policy Conservation Programs (Sanctuary Management): Queensland and Northern Territory (Brooklyn, Curramore, Mt Zero, Newhaven, Piccaninny Plains, Pungalina & Seven Emu, Taravale, Wongalara) Kimberley (Marion Downs & Mornington) Southeast Region (Buckaringa, Dakalanta, Kalamurina, Scotia, Yookamurra) Southwest Region (Faure Island, Karakamia, Mt Gibson, Paruna) Total Conservation Program Expenses

$2,993,032 $2,178,703 $1,663,401 $1,094,629 $8,808,551

Source: Australia Wildlife Conservancy Concise Financial Report For the year ended 30 June 2009 NB: Shaded items have been identified as grant based funding

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3.10 SEQ Catchments


Revenue Grant income Interest received - from financial institutions Other revenue Donations received Total Revenue Expenses Employee expenses Operating costs Administration costs Depreciation expense Project expenses Total Expenses
Source: SEQ Catchments Annual Report 2009 NB: Shaded items have been identified as grant based funding

2009 $8,921,818 $360,415 $569,092 $612 $9,851,937 2009 $4,398,732 $914,931 $252,607 $158,294 $2,634,495 $8,359,059

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3.11 Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union


Revenue Subscriptions Donations Bequests Australian Government GVEHO Research Projects Sales (books and merchandise) Interest received Accommodation, tours, lectures and courses Rental income Other income Total Revenue Expenditure Auditors' remuneration Finance costs Depreciation and amortisation expense Cost of goods sold (books and merchandise) Provision for employee entitlements Staff salaries and contract fees Emu and Wingspan production costs Communications, Insurance and Legal Research project expenses Rent paid Conferences and meetings Other expenses of Regional Groups, Observatories and Gluepot Total Expenditure
Source: Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union Annual Report 2008-09 NB: Shaded items have been identified as grant based funding

2009 $583,906 $975,853 $531,887 $2,300 $2,574,591 $189,035 $225,419 $240,582 $13,387 $161,124 $5,498,084 2009 $39,793 $129 $199,415 $27,683 $27,916 $1,921,276 $236,373 $536,907 $1,211,431 $122,639 $77,175 $491,350 $4,892,087

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3.12 National Parks Association of NSW


Receipts Donations Government Grants - Projects Membership Fees & Subscriptions Other Grants and Project Contributions Government Grants - General Merchandise and Event Sales Interest & Dividends Office Share Income Expenses Reimbursed Total Receipts Payments Conservation Activities - Projects Conservation Activities - General Conservation Activities - Branch Support Direct Membership Servicing/Support Journal Activity Insurance Merchandise and Fundraising Reimbursement to Office Bearers Total Payments
Source: National Parks Association of NSW Annual Report 2008-2009 NB: Shaded items have been identified as grant based funding

2009 $497,767 $192,357 $145,252 $75,712 $66,250 $45,987 $20,936 $6,118 $1,197 $1,051,576 2009 $538,523 $204,993 $111,377 $88,465 $79,000 $16,728 $8,997 $521 $1,048,604

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