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Department of Transport and Regional Services


SECTION 1: AGENCY OVERVIEW AND RESOURCES; VARIATIONS AND MEASURES

OVERVIEW

The role of the Department of Transport and Regional Services remains unchanged from that specified in the 2006-07 PBS.

Figure 1.1: Organisational structure as at 31 January 2007

 Figure 1.1: Organisational structure as at 31 January 2007
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ADDITIONAL ESTIMATES AND VARIATIONS TO OUTCOMES1

Total appropriation and other receipts to be received by the Department in 2006-07 are $4 642.0m, comprising $4 323.1m for administered appropriations, $215.4m for departmental appropriations, $12.2m for administered receipts from independent sources, $5.5m for departmental receipts from independent sources, $83.0m for administered capital and $2.9m for departmental capital. Details of these appropriations are provided at Tables 1.2 to 1.4.

The Department's administered and departmental appropriations and other receipts in 2006-07 have increased by $4.8m since Budget, primarily as a result of the movement of appropriations between years for administered programmes, measures announced since the 2006-07 Budget, and general changes in the funding profile of several administered programmes.

The Department's appropriation for 2006-07 for each Portfolio outcome, and the allocation between departmental and administered, is reflected in the following charts.

Chart 1.1: Departmental appropriation by outcome, 2006-07

Chart 1.2: Administered appropriation by outcome, 2006-07

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MEASURES

Table 1.1: Summary of measures disclosed since the 2006-07 Budget

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BREAKDOWN OF ADDITIONAL ESTIMATES BY APPROPRIATION BILL

Table 1.2: Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2006-07

Table 1.3: Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2006-07

Table 1.4 Variations to Appropriations

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SUMMARY OF AGENCY SAVINGS

Adjustments to the Department's estimates at additional estimates have resulted in savings of $22.0m under Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2006-07. The reduction results from:

  • reduced estimates for Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements loan advances ($20.0m) partially offset by increased estimates of cash reserves transferred from departmental for the Services to Jervis Bay Territory programme ($1.7m)
  • the reallocation of funds between programmes ($2.6m) and the reclassification of programme funding between appropriations ($1.2m) partially offset by the movement of funds between years ($0.1m).

Details of these reductions are provided at Table 1.4.

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OTHER RECEIPTS AVAILABLE TO BE USED

Table 1.5 provides details of other receipts obtained by the Department for the provision of goods and services. These resources are approved for use by the Department and are included in Tables 2.1.1 and 2.1.2.

These estimates include revenue from cost recovery arrangements within the Department.

Table 1.5: Other receipts available to be used2

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ESTIMATES OF EXPENSES FROM SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS

Table 1.6: Estimates of expenses from special appropriations

Estimated expenses for 2006-07 to 2009-10 for each programme are provided at Section 2, Table 2.2.1 for Outcome 1 and Table 2.2.2 for Outcome 2.

The Department 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.

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ESTIMATES OF SPECIAL ACCOUNT FLOWS

Table 1.7: Estimates of special account flows

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ADMINISTERED CAPITAL AND DEPARTMENTAL EQUITY INJECTIONS AND LOANS

Administered capital

The total appropriation for administered capital to be received by the Department in 2006-07 is $84.9m . The capital relates to:

  • Indian Ocean Territories capital works programme ($2.1m) - note that these funds were appropriated in previous years
  • Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements loans ($80.0m), and
  • Sydney West Airports - land acquisition and works ($2.8m) - note that these funds were appropriated in previous years.

Departmental equity injections

The total appropriation for departmental equity injections to be received by the Department in 2006-07 is $2.9m. The equity injections relate to funding for:

  • information technology associated with the following measures disclosed in the 2004-05 Budget:
    • Regional Partnerships programme ($1.4m)
    • Safety Investigation Information Management System (SIIMS) - replacement for OASIS ($0.7m).
  • Leasehold improvements associated with the national security - strengthening air cargo security arrangements measure ($0.3m) disclosed in the 2006-07 Budget, and
  • Information technology associated with the national security - strengthening air and maritime security arrangements measure ($0.5m) disclosed in the 2006-07 Budget.

 

1 Data 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.

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