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Section 1 : Department of Transport and Regional Services

Overview

The role of the Department of Transport and Regional Services (DOTARS) remains unchanged from that specified in the 2005-06 PBS.

Figure 1.1: Organisational structure as at 30 January 2006

Figure 1.1: Organisational structure as at 30 January 2006
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Additional Estimates and Variations to Outcomes

See endnote1

Total appropriation and other revenue to be received by DOTARS in 2005-06 is $4 263.8m, comprising $3 998.0m for administered appropriations, $217.4m for departmental appropriations, $9.8m for administered revenue from independent sources, $3.5m for departmental revenue from independent sources, $18.2m for administered capital and $16.9m for departmental capital. Details of these appropriations are provided at Tables 1.2 to 1.4.

DOTARS administered and departmental appropriations and other revenue in 2005-06 have increased by $10.8m since Budget, primarily as a result of the movement of appropriations between years for administered programmes, measures announced since the 2005-06 Budget, and general changes in the funding profile of several administered programmes.

DOTARS appropriation for 2005-06 for each Portfolio outcome, and the allocation between departmental and administered, is reflected in the following charts.

Chart 1.1: Departmental appropriation by outcome, 2005-06

Chart 1.1: Departmental appropriation by outcome, 2005-06

Chart 1.2: Administered appropriation by outcome, 2005-06

Chart 1.2: Administered appropriation by outcome, 2005-06

Measures

Table 1.1: Summary of measures disclosed since the 2005-06 Budget

Notes:
(a) The figures for expense measures reflects the impact on the underlying cash balance and may differ from the actual resources to be received by the department due to the treatment of accrual adjustments, such as depreciation.
(b) Funding provided in 2004-05 only.

Breakdown of Additional Estimates by Appropriation Bill

Table 1.2: Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2005-06

Notes:
(a) Reflects appropriation that was available in 2004-05.

Table 1.3: Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2005-06

Notes:
(a) Reflects appropriation that was available in 2004-05.
(b) Reduced estimate reflects savings identified for 2005-06.

Table 1.4: Variations to Appropriations

Notes:
(a) Includes adjustments for parameters.

Summary of Agency Savings

Adjustments to the department's estimates at additional estimates have resulted in a total reduction in appropriation funding of $320.7m under Appropriation Bill (No. 4). The reduction results from the reclassification of programme funding between appropriations ($294.1m) and the movement of funds between years ($26.6m). Details of these reductions are provided at Table 1.4.

Other Receipts available to be used

Table 1.5 provides details of other receipts available to be used and include Financial Management and Accountability Act, 1997 s.31 receipts, special accounts (non-appropriation receipts) and resources received free of charge. These estimates are exclusive of GST.

These estimates include revenue from cost recovery arrangements within DOTARS.

Table 1.5: Other receipts available to be used2

Special Appropriations

Table 1.6: Estimates of expenses from special appropriations

Notes:
(a) Estimated expenses for Outcome 2 differ from the appropriations shown at Table 2.1.2 as one reflects accrued expenses and the other cash appropriations.

Estimated expenses for 2005-06 to 2008-09 for each programme are provided at Section 2, Table 2.2.1 for Outcome 1 and Table 2.2.2 for Outcome 2.

DOTARS also has responsibility for a range of special appropriations which are current but have no funds appropriated or payments made. These special appropriations are:

  • Section 27 (4) of the Sydney Airport Demand Management Act 1997
  • Section 23 (2) of the Air Passenger Ticket Levy (Collection) Act 2001, and
  • Section 67 AH (4) of the Australian National Railways Commission Sale Act 1997

Special Accounts

Table 1.7: Estimates of special account flows and balances

Notes:
(a) The revised opening balance for 2005-06 is the same as the closing balance for 2004-05. This amount may have changed from that shown in the 2005-06 PBS as the actual for 2005-06 may have been updated to reflect the final Budget outcome for that year.
(b) Receipts relate to funds provided from Special Appropriations.
(c) Receipts relate to independent sources only.

Act glossary:

ALTD Act = Australian Land Transport Development Act, 1988
FMA Act = Financial Management and Accountability Act, 1997
IRT Act = Interstate Road Transport Act, 1985
Telstra Act 1999 = Telstra (Further Dilution of Public Ownership) Act, 1999

Administered Capital and Departmental Equity Injections and Loans

Administered capital

The total appropriation for administered capital to be received by DOTARS in 2005-06 is $88.0m3. The capital relates to:

  • Indian Ocean Territories capital works programme ($66.6m) - note that these funds were appropriated in previous years
  • Loan to Norfolk Island - Norfolk Island Airport runway resurfacing ($10.9m) - note that $4.7m of these funds were appropriated in previous years
  • Natural Disaster Relief Loans ($5.0m)
  • Sydney West Airports - land acquisition and works ($2.8m) - note that these funds were appropriated in previous years, and
  • Reimbursement of Section 8 items ($2.6m).

Departmental equity injections

The total appropriation for departmental equity injections to be received by DOTARS in 2005-06 is $16.9m. The equity injections relate to:

  • funding for information technology associated with the following new measures disclosed in the 2004-05 Budget:
    - OASIS aviation occurrence ($4.6m)
    - AusLink - National Land Transport Network ($4.5m), and
    - Regional Partnerships programme - ($1.0m).
  • funding for accommodation associated with the following new measures disclosed since the 2005-06 Budget:
    - Aviation security - strengthening international air cargo security arrangements in Australia ($2.5m), and
    - Aviation security - developing a national training framework ($0.3m).
  • funding for accommodation and information technology associated with the following new measure disclosed since the 2005-06 Budget: Aviation security - improving security and crime information exchange ($4.1m).

1Data within the statements for DOTARS excludes decisions taken but not announced at the time the PAES were prepared.

2The amounts in this table may differ from the amounts shown as revenue from other sources at Tables 2.1.1 and 2.1.2, which reports accrued revenues, as opposed to Table 1.5, which reports cash receipts.

3This amount differs from the $18.2m capital appropriation shown at Section 1, Table 1.3 and Section 3, Table 3.10, due to the difference in timing between appropriation and drawdown.