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Section 3 : Agency Outcomes

This section explains how the resources identified in Section 2 will be used to deliver outputs and administered items to contribute to the one outcome for the NCA.

3.1 Summary of outcomes, outputs and administered items

OUTCOMES AND OUTPUTS GROUPS

The NCA's outputs, as shown on the next page, contribute to the portfolio outcome of Assisting regions to manage their own futures. The NCA contributes to this outcome by achieving a National Capital which symbolises Australia's heritage, values and aspirations, is internationally recognised, and worthy of pride by Australians (the intermediate outcome).

Financial details for the Portfolio Outcome by outputs appear in Figure 3.1 and Table 3.1 while non-financial information for the outcome and outputs is provided under the heading Performance Information.

OUTPUT COST ATTRIBUTION

Most costs are directly attributed to outputs. The NCA allocates indirect output costs to each output by using the most appropriate cost driver, either staff numbers or floor space.

CHANGES TO OUTCOMES AND OUTPUTS

There have been no changes to the output structure from the 2004-05 PBS.

Figure 3.1: Outcome - contributing outputs

Figure 3.1: Outcome - contributing outputs

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3.2 Outcomes resourcing

OUTCOME 1 RESOURCING

Table 3.1 below details the total resources for the NCA to contribute to the achievement of portfolio Outcome 1 in 2005-06, including administered expenses, revenue from government (appropriation), revenue from other sources, and the total price of outputs.

Table 3.1: Total resources for Outcome 1

CONTRIBUTION OF OUTPUTS TO INTERMEDIATE OUTCOME

The NCA has developed an organisation structure that meets its functional needs and achieves its statutory responsibilities.

The governance structure given in Figure 3.2 includes an internal Management Committee, Audit Committee, Tender Board and a number of internal committees.

Figure 3.2: Governance structure - intermediate outcome and outputs

Figure 3.2: Governance structure - intermediate outcome and outputs

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PERFORMANCE INFORMATION FOR OUTCOME 1

The following figures list the performance information that the NCA will use to assess the level of its achievement of outputs and administered items during 2005-06.

Achievement of planned performance will be reported in the NCA's 2005-06 Annual Report.

Portfolio Outcome

Assisting regions to manage their own futures.

The NCA's Intermediate Outcome

The NCA contributes to the portfolio outcome by achieving a National Capital which symbolises Australia's heritage, values and aspirations, is internationally recognised, and worthy of pride by Australians.

Figure 3.3: Performance information - Intermediate Outcome

Intermediate outcome Effectiveness - overall achievement of the Outcome
A National Capital which symbolises Australia's heritage, values and aspirations, is internationally recognised, and worthy of pride by Australians.

Thee NCA prepares, administers, reviews and proposes amendments to the National Capital Plan (when necessary).

The NCA fosters an awareness of Canberra as the National Capital of Australia.

The NCA develops and manages assets, including National Land, required for the special purposes of Canberra as the National Capital.

Output 1: Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory are planned and developed in accordance with their national significance.

The Authority prepares, administers, reviews and proposes amendments to the National Capital Plan (when necessary).

To realise the promise of the city plan and the ideals of its founders
To serve the government and the community

Figure 3.4: Performance information - output 1

Figure 3.4: Performance information - output 1

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Output 2: Promotion and awareness strategies, projects and services for the National Capital.

The Authority fosters an awareness of Canberra as the National Capital of Australia.

To foster Canberra as the National Capital
To serve the government and the community

Figure 3.5: Performance information - output 2

Stratergy Performance Indicator Method
Encourage participation, appreciation and celebration of the National Capital as a symbol to the nation. The conduct of appropriate events in the Central National Area to support the role of the National Capital as a reflection of Australian national life. Evaluate the effectiveness of events.
  Sustained support for the use of national public places by Australians and visitors to the National Capital. Market the use of national public places. Promote and develop partnerships which support the use of national public places.
  Appreciation of the National Capital by Australians. Evaluate expectations and perceptions.
Inform and educate about the role and significance of the National Capital. Information and education products and services provided by the Authority support the role and significance of the National Capital. Develop and evaluate effectiveness of information and education products and services.
  Research and debate about the role and significance of the National Capital are stimulated. Conduct and evaluate research and public addresses pertinent to key contemporary topics.
Promote the attributes of Canberra that are of national significance. Australians have a sense of pride and ownership in their National Capital. Showcase the way in which Australians have contributed to and are recognised in the Capital. Showcase the contribution of the Capital to national and international planning and design. Encourage patronage and partnership with corporate Australia and the community in enhancing and promoting the Capital.
  Australia's Capital is internationally recognised and acclaimed.

Provide information on National Capital to visiting dignitaries, officials and international students.

Engage the diplomatic community on the promotion of the National Capital. Share expertise, Authority products and services with other relevant national capitals.

Output 3: Asset and land management, and capital enhancement services.

The Authority develops and manages assets, including National Land, required for the special purposes of Canberra as the National Capital.

To develop the special character of the National Capital
To serve the government and the community

Figure 3.6: Performance information - output 3

Strategy Performance Indicator Method
Recommend works, commission and undertake design and construction to enhance or replace assets to enrich the experience of the Capital.

National public places and assets are meaningful, accessible and enjoyable.

Commissioned works aim to demonstrate Australian design and construction leadership.

Priority projects against key milestones are achieved. Recommended new capital works are supported by government and/or stakeholders.

Evaluation of stakeholder and user satisfaction.

Require the adoption of Australian -best practice' procedures in design and construction.

Prepare, monitor and report on an agreed capital works programme.

Advocate and promote new capital works.

Proper stewardship of National Land and other assets required for the special purposes of Canberra as the National Capital.

National public places and assets and meaningful, accessible and enjoyable and support the role of the Capital.

Leasing arrangements support the role of the National Capital as home to Australia's diplomatic missions.

Evaluation of stakeholder and user satisfaction.

Cyclical condition assessment of National Land and other assets.

Maintain appropriate standards for the maintenance of national public places and other assets.

Cyclical review of licenses, agreements and contracts.

Management of National Land including Diplomatic estate.

Protect Australia's investment in the National Capital for current and future generations. Assets retain and enhance their cultural, heritage and environment value, and maintain public amenity.

Maintain and review an agreed Capital Management Plan.

Management plans for specific assets and places.

Cyclical review of assets for their heritage values to the nation.

EVALUATIONS FOR OUTCOME 1

The NCA has an established system of management reporting and audits to regularly review particular activities relating to its intermediate outcome and the relevant results are subsequently reported in the annual report.

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