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Report on performance

Outcome 1-Transport outputs and programmes

Fostering an efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system

Transport overview

Overview

In 2006-07, the Department advised on and led national efforts to address key transport issues, including:

  • undertaking transport safety occurrence and research investigations leading to improved safety outcomes;
  • leading, implementing, regulating and monitoring a risk-based approach to transport security;
  • investing through AusLink in key road and rail infrastructure to meet Australia's transport needs and driving critical reforms to the way this infrastructure is planned, funded and operated;
  • reforming maritime transport and integrated vehicle standards and transport systems to achieve productivity, safety, security and sustainability outcomes which enhance Australia's international competitiveness;
  • fostering a competitive, sustainable and safe aviation sector through appropriate regulation, programme delivery and policy development; and
  • strengthening our analytical capability to address the major infrastructure and competition issues facing the portfolio.

Outcome and outputs

Figure 3.1 shows the relationships between Outcome 1 and its six outputs.

Figure 3.1 shows the relationships between Outcome 1 and its six outputs.

What this chapter covers

Performance indicators

This chapter describes the Department's performance against the performance indicators (including financial targets) for Outcome 1 as published in the 2006-07 Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS), or modified in the 2006-07 Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements (PAES), or the 2007-08 PBS.

Financial performance indicators-price (for outputs) and cost (for administered programmes)-are on an accrual expense basis as published in the 2006-07 PAES.

Unless otherwise noted, and in most cases, the effectiveness, quantity, quality and location performance indicators are as originally published in the 2006-07 PBS. Exceptions occur because:

  • several new programmes, and their accompanying performance indicators, were first published in the 2006-07 PAES;
  • the performance indicators for new or modified programmes announced in the Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements (PSAES) are not published until the following year's PBS, even if the new or modified programmes have implications for the current financial year; and
  • in the lead-up to the publication of the 2007-08 PBS, a review of performance indicators was undertaken, as a consequence of which the wording of a number of existing performance indicators was clarified, and a small number of new performance indicators were developed (refer Appendix K).

Where outcome/programme performance indicators differ from those published in the 2006-07 PBS this is indicated by a footnote to the applicable summary table.

Reporting structure

The chapter begins with a table summarising the budgeted and actual resources of Outcome 1, and the overall performance achieved, in 2006-07. This is followed by the reports on performance for individual outputs. Each output report includes:

  • an overview of the output's functions and how they are delivered;
  • a summary of the output's results against the performance indicators;
  • a more detailed report on the output's performance against each indicator;
  • if the output has administered programmes, a report on performance against the indicators set out for each programme (these are summary reports, except where more detailed reporting is particularly warranted); and
  • a comment on the output's priorities for 2007-08.

Each output and administered summary report also includes a rating of progress towards achievement of the performance indicators using the following ratings:

fully achieved    mostly achieved    partly achieved    not achieved

Resources and performance-Outcome 1

Table 3.1 Summary of resources and performance-Outcome 1

  Budget 2006-07a $'000 Actual
2006-07 $'000
Varianceb
Performance rating Page
Outcome 1-Transport
Output 1.1.1-Investigation 19,670 19,348 -1.6 41
Output 1.1.2-Safety 15,193 15,892 4.6 55
Output 1.2.1-Transport security 73,369 75,573 3.0 67
Administered programmes
Aviation Security Enhancements
 - improving international aviation security 930 55 -94.1 87
 - increased air cargo inspections 11,693 4,932 -57.8 87
 - regional airport 24-hour closed-circuit television pilot study

197 197 0.0 88
 - regional passenger screening

1,795 1,012 -43.6 89
 - screening for liquids, aerosols and gelsc

2,108 0 -100.0 92
Output 1.3.1-AusLink 20,753 19,395 -6.5 TBA 95
Administered programmes
AusLink Investment 1,604,324 1,604,031 0.0 99
AusLink Black Spot Projects 44,554 41,562 -6.7 102
AusLink Roads to Recovery 307,500 304,421 -1.0 103
AusLink Strategic Regional 60,300 40,041 -33.6 104
AusLink Strategic Regional-supplementary funding 0 0 0.0 106
AusLink improving local roads 76,875 0 -100.0 107
AusLink improving the National Network 131,000 180,905 38.1 107
Management of residual issues of former Australian National Railways Commission (AN) 357 69 -80.7 109
Murray River Bridges-Federation Fund Project 0 0 0.0 110
Upgrade of the Mainline Interstate Railway Track 20,000 0 -100.0 111
Whitehorse Road and Springvale Road intersection upgrade 2,000 0 -100.0 112
Output 1.4.1-Maritime and land transport 12,116 13,283 9.6 115
Administered programmes
Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme 32,000 28,412 -11.2 125
International Maritime Organization-contributiond 320 311 -2.8 162
Interstate Road Transport Fees 52,030 50,734 -2.5 126
National Transport Commission 2,625 2,861 9.0 127
OECD Road Transport-contributiond 40 30 -25.0 162
Oil Pollution Compensation Fund 2,000 268 -86.6 129
Payments to the Maritime Industry Finance Company Limited 1,684 1,680 -0.2 130
Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme 97,000 89,574 -7.7 131
Tasmanian Wheat Freight Scheme 1,050 580 -44.8 132
Output 1.4.2-Aviation and airports 27,144 28,701 5.7 133
Administered programmes
Airport Lessee Companies- reimbursement of parking fines 1,500 1,611 7.4 155
Canberra International Airport - runway strengtheninge 13,216 13,216 0.0 -
Compensation for the sale of airport land 3 0 -100.0 156
Implementation of noise amelioration (Adelaide Airport and Sydney Airport) 7,531 3,885 -48.4 157
International Civil Aviation Organization contributiond 1,285 1,247 -3.0 162
Payment Scheme for Airservices Australia's en route charges 5,400 5,970 10.6 159
Sydney West Airport-rental properties 2,705 2,277 -15.8 160
Outcome 1-All outputs
Total price of departmental outputs 168,245 172,192 2.3
Less receipts from independent sources 4,454 3,019 -32.2
Net price to government 163,791 169,173 3.3
Administered programmes summary
Total cost of administered programmes 2,484,022 2,379,881 -4.2
Plus depreciation, write-down of assets etc. 2,746 2,025 -26.3
Total administered operating expenses 2,486,768 2,381,906 -4.2
Less administered revenues 185,464 205,578 10.8
Net cost to government 2,301,304 2,176,328 -5.4
Average staffing level 972 931 -4.2

a The budget shown for both departmental outputs and administered programmes is the revised budget published in the 2006-07 Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements updated for measures announced in the 2006-07 Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements (PSAES). Departmental outputs are inclusive of the Department's own source revenue.
b The variance is the change in the Department's 2006-07 actuals over its revised 2006-07 budget.
c This programme was announced in the 2006-07 PAES; however, its associated budgets and performance indicators were first published in the 2007-08 Portfolio Budget Statements.
d The reports on performance for the three administered items dealing with contributions to international organisations are consolidated in Table 3.46 on page 161.
e This one-year programme was announced in the 2005-06 PSAES. Payments of $28.5 million were made in 2005-06 but only $8.98 million was expensed in 2005-06 with the balance treated as a prepayment and expensed in 2006-07.

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