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APPENDIX I : Old and new Performance Frameworks

This appendix addresses the fact that the department's performance information changed during the year. It meets the requirement to provide details of both the former and the new performance information ... with reasons for the change, so as to fully inform the reader'.

New Outcomes and Outputs Framework

The department's outcomes and outputs framework has changed from that presented in the 2004-05 Portfolio Budget Statements and Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements.

The new framework reflects consultation and discussions with ministers and staff following the staff survey and executive workshop in late 2004. The new framework is providing for a strong customer focus and clear alignment of resources with the outcomes that we seek to achieve.

The relationship between our old and new outcomes and outputs framework is as illustrated in Figures 6B and 6C below.

Figure 6B - Changes to transport outcomes and outputs

Figure 6B - Changes to transport outcomes and outputs

Figure 6C - Changes to regional outcomes and outputs

Figure 6C - Changes to regional outcomes and outputs

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Financial Performance under the Old Framework

The financial performance reported in the main body of this report focuses on our new outputs framework. For details of actual performance against our previous output targets, see table 6.11 below.

The budget allocations for administered programmes were not affected by the change in our outputs structure and were as reported in the main body of this report.

Table 6.11 - Financial performance against old output framework

Outcome 1 Transport
Output 1.1 - Transport policy advice
16 413
23 016
Output 1.2 - Transport regulation and standards
77 618
67 307
Output 1.3 - Transport safety investigations
16 257
15 546
Output 1.4 - Transport programmes
19 740
12 156
Output 1.5 - Transport research and data
12 131
13 852
Total price of departmental outputs - Outcome 1b
142 159
131 877
Outcome 2 Regional
Output 2.1 - Regional development policy advice
5 886
5 580
Output 2.2 - Regional development programmes
29 599
29 199
Output 2.3 - Services to territories
19 849
18 468
Output 2.4 - Services to local government
3 162
2 018
Output 2.5 - Natural disaster mitigation and relief arrangements
3 306
3 632
Output 2.6 - Regional research and data
3 500
1 199
Total price of departmental outputs - Outcome 2b
65 302
60 096
Total price of all departmental outputsb
207 461
190 070

a The budget is the revised budget published in our 2004-05 Additional Estimates Statements.
b Includes receipts from independent sources.

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Non-Financial Performance under the Old Framework

In moving to a new outputs structure in 2004-05, the department reviewed its non-financial performance indicators for all outputs and programmes, and made a number of improvements.

Several examples of our old and new performance indicators are provided in table 6.12 below.

Table 6.12 - Examples of reconciliation of old and new performance information

Old performance indicators
New performance indicators
Outcome 1 Transport

Output 1.3 Transport safety investigations

Transport safety and public confidence in transport safety is maintained and improved

Stakeholder acceptance of safety messages, including consideration and implementation of recommendations, safety advisory notices and other safety actions

Safety occurrence and research investigations are completed in a timely manner

Development of a new aviation database reflecting the reporting requirements of ICAO and ATSB operational needs

Output 1.1.1 Investigations

Australia's transport safety investigation regime meets international standards

Stakeholders accept safety action recommended through investigation reports

Investigations are completed on average within one year

Major accident investigation response capabilities are reviewed and tested annually

More than 5000 aviation, marine and rail safety accident and incident reports are assessed

Approximately 120 fatal accidents and other serious occurrences are investigated to improve future safety

Output 1.1.2 Safety

Transport safety and public confidence in transport safety is maintained or improved

Other agencies, governments and industry are assisted to evaluate and improve transport safety interventions and outcomes

A novice driver education trial is initiated in NSW and Victoria

10 aviation and 25 road safety statistical and research publications are released

Australia's motor vehicle safety standards are aligned with international standards*

85% of vehicle and workshop processes are completed within target timeframes*

50 vehicle production and/or test facilities are audited*

3 400 vehicle types are approved for identifi cation plates and supply to the Australian market*

50 Registered Automotive Workshops applications are assessed and 40 RAWS inspections are conducted*

16 000 applications to import vehicles are assessed*

Administered programme - AusLink

Improved standard of infrastructure and effectiveness of transport infrastructure spending in support of national trade, commerce and connectivity

Payments made in accordance with legal obligations under the applicable Land Transport Legislation

AusLink - National Network

Road, rail and related infrastructure is maintained and enhanced along designated transport corridors

Planning and investment decision making processes are improved in partnership with state and territory governments

Transport corridor objectives, strategies and priorities are established for future investment Projects are administered in line with relevant legislation

Outcome 2 Regional

Output 2.2 Regional development programmes

Regional partnerships between government, communities and the private sector are strengthened

Stakeholders are satisfied with programmes

Administration of programmes is in accordance with legislation, Government policy, and departmental standards

Output 2.1.1 Regional Services

Regions are assisted to manage their own futures

Other agencies/governments are assisted to evaluate and improve services to regional and Indigenous Australians

Information on Australian Government programmes and services is available to all Australians

Regional and Indigenous communities have opportunities to establish and advance local priorities and partnerships

Grants are administered for projects that maintain or improve regional well-being and sustainability

Other agencies/governments work with us on issues affecting regions

Administered programme - Sustainable Regions

Regional partnerships between government, communities and private sector are strengthened in targeted regions

Increased opportunities in targeted regions

Clients are satisfied with the programme

Number and geographic spread of grants approved

Eight targeted regions

Sustainable Regions

Funded projects improve economic, social and/or environmental wellbeing in the region

Regional priorities are established by a Sustainable Regions Advisory Committee (SRAC) in each region

Grants are provided for projects which meet programme guidelines, including consistency with SRAC regional priorities and partnership funding

Payments are made in line with project progress and funding agreements

Regional priorities and projects are established for two new regions (Northern Rivers and North Coast NSW, Darling Matilda Way)

Agreed projects are implemented in eight existing regions in Campbelltown-Camden, Far North East New South Wales, Gippsland, the Atherton Tablelands, Wide Bay Burnett, Playford-Salisbury, the Kimberley, and North West and West Coast of Tasmania

* These activities were previously reported under the Transport Regulations and Standards Output with transport security and a range of other regulatory functions. A total of four effectiveness indicators applied to the entire output.

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