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Appendix K-Performance indicators modified or new since the 2007-08 Portfolio Budget Statements

The following table shows the performance indicators that have been modified or are new since the tabling of the 2007-08 Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS). Refer to the program summary of performance in the applicable output for details of the origin of the modified or new performance indicators.

Table K.1 Performance indicators modified or new since the 2007-08 PBS

Program/applicable Output Original 2007-08 PBS Performance Indicator Modified/new performance indicator appearing in the 2007-08 Annual Report

AusLink Strategic Regional - supplementary
(Output 1.1.1)

None

Effectiveness

Local councils and states and territory governments on behalf of unincorporated areas use funds to develop regional land transport infrastructure supporting industry, tourism and economic development.

Quality

Projects eligible for approval by the responsible Minister under Part 6 of the AusLink (National Land Transport) Act 2005.

Quantity

Approximately 700 councils and state and territory governments on behalf of unincorporated areas are eligible for funding.

Funding for road projects other than under the AusLink (National Land Transport) Act 2005
(Output 1.1.1)

Effectiveness

A detailed assessment of options to address transport and other problems at the intersection of Whitehorse and Springvale roads is produced

Quality

A preferred option for addressing the problems is agreed

Effectiveness

Freight and logistics infrastructure connecting with the AusLink National Network and export facilities are maintained and enhanced to support freight flows.

Quality

Land transport infrastructure projects, identified and developed in consultation with asset owners, improve land transport linkages including with the AusLink National Network.

Projects are administered in line with relevant legislation.

Quantity

Various land transport infrastructure projects identified and developed in consultation with asset owners.

Australian Maritime College - marine research funding project
(Output 2.3.1)

None

Effectiveness

Enhanced maritime research capability through capital investment to upgrade the Australian Maritime College's Cavitation Tunnel and Ship Simulator.

Quality

Payments are made against expenditure in line with funding agreement.

Location

Launceston, Tasmania.

keys2drive
(Output 2.3.2)

None

Facilitate development and delivery of the keys2drive education program for learner drivers.

Seatbelts on regional school buses
(Output 2.3.2)

None

Effectiveness

The provision of seatbelts on regional school buses is increased.

Quality

Eligible bus operators are able to apply for funding for buses used on eligible routes.

Quantity

Up to $25,000 is available per bus to a maximum of $9.4 million (applications are prioritised if the program is oversubscribed).

Location

Open to applicants in rural and regional areas.

Better Regions
(Output 3.1.1)

None

Effectiveness

The Better Regions election commitments will benefit communities by providing local infrastructure for a variety of economic and social needs.

Quality

Program processes and procedures are in place in line with government legislative requirements.

Quantity

Agreed regional election commitments.

Location

The projects are based across Australia.

Young District Medical Centre
(Output 3.1.1)

 

Effectiveness

The Young District Medical Centre is able to better service its patients and medical students.

Quality

Increased availability of access to medical services for the community.
Improved education and training for medical students.

Location

Young, New South Wales.

Local government amalgamation - plebiscites in Queensland
(Output 3.2.1)

 

Effectiveness

Funding to Australian Electoral Commission for conduct of plebiscites.

Quality

Payments made within agreed timelines.

Location

Queensland.

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