|Actual 2021 ($000)||Reserve schemes||Actual 2022 ($000)|
|$321,505||Total reserve schemes||$371,457|
The income equalisation scheme allows customers in the farming, fishing and forestry industries to make payments during the year by way of income equalisation deposits. Interest is paid at a rate of 3% per annum if a deposit is left in the scheme for a period of more than 12 months.
The environmental restoration account allows businesses to set aside money to cover costs for monitoring, avoiding, remedying or mitigating any detrimental environmental effects which may occur in later years. Interest is calculated at a rate of 3% per annum and is payable from the day after the deposit is made until the day before a refund is made. Refunds will be made when the environmental restoration costs are incurred.