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Report on performance

Outcome 2-Transport Outputs and Programs

Transport overview


In 2007-08, the Department advised on and led national efforts to address key transport issues, including:

  • undertaking transport safety occurrence and research investigations that contribute to improved safety outcomes;
  • implementing, regulating and monitoring a risk-based approach to transport security;
  • reforming maritime transport and integrated vehicle standards and transport systems to achieve productivity, safety, security and sustainability outcomes that enhance Australia's international competitiveness;
  • fostering a competitive, sustainable and safe aviation sector through appropriate regulation, program delivery and policy development; and
  • analysing and addressing the major competition issues facing the portfolio.

Outcome and outputs

Figure 4.1 shows the relationships between Outcome 2 and its five outputs, as published in the 2008-09 Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS), and identifies the responsible business divisions. The figure also relates each of the current outputs to the corresponding output under the previous outcome and output structure. Refer Appendix L which shows both the previous and current structures.

Figure 4.1 Outcome 2 and outputs

Figure 4.1	Outcome 2 and outputs

What this chapter covers

Revised outcome and output structure

When the Department was restructured during 2007-08 to reflect the new government's priorities, the outcome and output structure was revised. The structure of the performance chapters of this report reflects the new outcome and output structure, which was published in the 2008-09 PBS.

Performance indicators

This chapter describes the Department's performance against the performance indicators (excluding price and cost) published in the 2007-08 PBS or modified in the 2007-08 Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements (PAES).

Financial performance indicators - price (for outputs) and cost (for administered programs) - are on an accrual expense basis as published in the 2007-08 PAES, and have been adjusted to reflect the revised outcome and output structure.

In most cases, the effectiveness, quantity, quality and location performance indicators are as originally published in the 2007-08 PBS. Exceptions occur because:

  • several new programs, and their accompanying performance indicators, were first published in the 2007-08 PAES; and
  • the performance indicators for any new or modified programs announced in the Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements (PSAES) are not published until the following year's PBS, even if the new or modified programs have implications for the current financial year. Refer Appendix K for a list of new or modified performance indicators.

Reporting structure

The chapter begins with a table summarising the attributed budgeted and actual resources of Outcome 2 and the overall performance achieved in 2007-08.

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 cross-reference to the applicable 2007-08 PBS output;
  • a summary of the output's results against the performance indicators;
  • a more detailed report on the output's performance against each indicator; and
  • if the output has administered programs, a report on performance against the indicators for each program.

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

These ratings are an overall assessment of performance for 2007-08 taking into account both financial and non-financial aspects.

Resources and performance - Outcome 2

Table 4.1 Summary of resources and performance

Outcome 2 - Transport
Output 2.1.1 - Transport safety investigations 23,800 23,792 0.0 69
Output 2.2.1 - Transport security policy, programs and regulation 80,264 77,537 -3.4 89
Administered programs
Aviation Security Enhancements          
  checked baggage screening 7,573 2,488 -67.1 104
  improving international aviation security 1,034 61 -94.1 105
  increased air cargo inspections 3,820 2,997 -21.5 106
  regional passenger screening 966 762 -21.1 107
  screening for liquids, aerosols and gels 4,388 931 -78.8 107
Output 2.3.1 - Surface transport policy, programs and regulation 17,411 16,695 -4.1 111
Administered programs
Australian Maritime College - marine research funding project 3,000 3,000 0.0 119
Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme 30,680 30,103 -1.9 120
International Maritime Organization - contribution 313 273 -12.8 173
Interstate Road Transport Fees 57,530 54,409 -5.4 121
National Transport Commission 2,944 2,944 0.0 122
OECD Road Transport - contributionc 40 35 -12.5 174
Oil Pollution Compensation Fund 500 246 -50.8 123
Payments to the Maritime Industry Finance Company Limited (MIFCo) 680 683 0.4 124
Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme 101,000 101,252 0.2 125
Tasmanian Wheat Freight Scheme 1,050 911 -13.2 126
Transfer of Australian Maritime College to the University of Tasmania 61,364 66,513 8.4 115
Output 2.3.2 - Road safety and vehicle policy, programs and regulation 16,623 14,520 -12.7 127
Administered programs
keys2drived 0 1,500 100.0 138
Seatbelts on regional school buses 9,375 178 -98.1 139
Output 2.3.3 - Aviation and airports policy, programs and regulation 34,666 33,649 -2.9 141
Administered programs
Airport Lessee Companies - reimbursement of parking fines 1,500 775 -48.3 166
Compensation for the sale of airport land 9,803 0 -100.0 167
Implementation of noise amelioration 910 814 -11.8 167
  Adelaide Airport 310 447 44.2   167
  Sydney Airport 600 367 -38.8   167
International Civil Aviation Organization contribution 1,476 1,477 0.1 173
Payment Scheme for Airservices Australia's en route charges 6,000 5,843 -2.6 169
Remote Aerodrome Safety Programe 1,000 709 -29.1 170
Sydney West Airport - rental properties 2,759 2,229 -19.2 172
Outcome 2 - All outputs
Total price of departmental outputs 172,764 166,193 -3.8    
Less receipts from independent sources 3,996 4,373 9.4    
Net price to government 168,768 161,820 -4.1    
Administered programs summary          
Total cost of administered programs 309,705 281,133 -9.2    
Plus depreciation, write-down of assets etc. 1,064 1,066 0.2    
Total administered operating expenses 310,769 282,199 -9.2    
Less administered revenues 226,036 227,724 0.7    
Net cost to government 84,733 54,475 -35.7    
Average staffing level 853 823 -3.5    

a The budget shown for departmental outputs is the attributed budget for the Department's revised outcome and output structure as first published in the 2008-09 PBS, and reflects the final budget as per the 2007-08 PAES. Appendix M shows the output budgets and actuals in accordance with the Department's previous outcome and output structure as published in the 2007-08 PAES. The budget shown for administered programs is the revised budget published in the 2007-08 PAES, updated for measures announced in the 2007-08 PSAES. Departmental outputs include the Department's source revenue.
b The variance is the change in the Department's 2007-08 actuals over its revised 2007-08 budget.
c This administered program is delivered by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE).
d This measure was first announced in the 2008-09 Portfolio Budget Statements.
e This administered program, previously known as the Regional and Remote Airstrips Funding Scheme,
was renamed in the 2007-08 PAES.

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