Cost-effectiveness - Reprioritising Funds to Priority Areas
In this section...
- Statement of Intent Homepage 2010/2013
- Ministerial foreword
- Chief Executive's introduction
- The nature and scope of our functions
- Managing in a changeable environment
- Strategic direction
- Operating intentions
- Capital intentions
In response to the Government’s directive for better-performing public services, we are reprioritising our funds internally so we can continue our core business and focus on Government priority areas. Reprioritisation is needed because of the challenges involved in delivering our contribution to the 2014 deadline for completing negotiations on historic Treaty of Waitangi claims, and because we are taking on new work in areas such as encouraging growth in the use of geospatial information.
Despite us returning $3.7 million of baseline Crown funding on an ongoing basis (which is approximately 7% of our Crown funding every year), we will be able to achieve the work outlined in this Statement of Intent without needing to seek new funding. We will do this by reducing spending on non-priority areas, and making internal cost-savings and efficiencies such as bringing production of topographic mapping in-house.43
43 At a later stage, we may consider the need for additional funding of our contribution to Treaty of Waitangi settlements, depending on how the work programme in this area develops and the impact this is likely to have on LINZ.