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Section 2: Outcomes and planned performance

2.1.2: Outcome 2: Fostering an efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system

Outcome 2 strategy

Outcome 2 is delivered through the following output groups and subordinate outputs (and associated administered programs):

Output Group Output
2.1 Transport safety investigations 2.1.1 Transport safety investigations
2.2 Transport security 2.2.1 Transport security policy, programs, and regulation
2.3 Transport systems 2.3.1 Surface transport policy, programs and regulation
  2.3.2 Road safety and vehicle policy, programs and regulation
  2.3.3 Aviation and airports policy, programs and regulation

Contributing business divisions are listed in the section on 'Contributions to Outcome 2' to provide a link between the Department's organisational and outcome/output group structures.

Transport infrastructure connects Australia with domestic markets and the global economy and is a key determinant of our economic growth. With increasing globalisation and reliance on international trade, Australia's prosperity depends on having a transport system that is efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure.

During 2008-09 and the out years, the Department will continue to advise on and lead national efforts to address key transport issues that support an efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system, including:

  • undertaking data collection and targeted transport safety accident, incident and research investigations selected on the basis of priorities and trends;

  • reforming maritime transport and integrated vehicle standards and transport systems;

  • leading, implementing, regulating and monitoring a risk-based approach to transport security including through engagement with commercial operators, international organisations and foreign governments, and complemented by effective communication with the travelling public;

  • promoting integrated surface transport (land and maritime) reforms supporting the operation of single national markets, and building on effective relationships with key stakeholders, including other government jurisdictions, unions, industry and regulators;

  • providing aviation policy advice and development, aviation and airport regulation and effective stakeholder (including international) engagement; and

  • delivering a range of associated administered programs.

Major new initiatives during 2008-09 include:

  • supporting the development of a National Transport Policy in cooperation with all levels of government;

  • supporting the development of an Aviation Policy White Paper as a comprehensive statement of aviation policy;

  • providing a suite of vehicle fuel efficiency measures to the Australian Transport Council through the Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Working Group; and

  • implementing the new keys2drive and Fort Street High School - noise insulation administered programs.

In delivering the Outcome 2 outputs the Department will consult extensively with relevant stakeholders including, state, territory and local governments and industry and, where appropriate, with foreign governments and international organisations.

Outcome 2 resource statement

Table 2.3 provides additional detail of Budget appropriations and the total resourcing for Outcome 2.

Table 2.3: Total resources for Outcome 2

Table 2.4: Administered program expenses - Outcome 2

Contributions to Outcome 2

Output Group 2.1: Transport safety investigations

Output Group 2.1 contributes to Outcome 2 through the following output:

  • 2.1.1: Transport safety investigations

 

Output 2.1.1: Transport safety investigations

(Australian Transport Safety Bureau)
Output 2.1.1 contributes to Outcome 2 by maintaining and improving the safety of the transport system through safety benefits arising from independent 'no-blame' safety investigation, data collection and research and analysis.

Components of Output 2.1.1:

Output 2.1.1: Transport safety investigations

The Department, through the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), will work actively with the aviation, marine and rail industries, transport regulators and governments at a state, national and international level to improve transport safety standards for all Australians, particularly those travelling within Australia and overseas. Investigations seek to raise awareness of identified safety issues and encourage stakeholders to implement safety actions. The key areas of ATSB activity are detailed below.

i. 'No blame' safety investigation and research

Notification, assessment and data management. Timely assessment of accidents, incidents and other safety reports enables the ATSB to identify and refer safety issues at the earliest opportunity. A capacity is maintained for the 24/7/365 notification of accidents and incidents to enable timely assessment for potential investigation, data analysis and research action. In the ATSB's role as the keeper of the national aviation safety dataset, summary information from notifications will be made public through the ATSB website. Voluntary confidential aviation and marine reports are also received and assessed, providing for further identification of safety issues and referral where appropriate to relevant authorities.

Selective investigation. Investigating selectively and systemically increases awareness of safety issues and fosters industry and public confidence in the transport system. In accordance with the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003, the ATSB will investigate and report on accidents and incidents as required by international commitments, along with those from which safety lessons are most likely to be derived, contributing to the national and international body of safety knowledge and to improvements in safety systems and operations. Fatal accident reports also assist coroners. All completed investigation reports will be published promptly on the ATSB's public website www.atsb.gov.au.

Aviation safety research and analysis. Aviation safety can be improved through knowledge of industry trends and available research. Trends in aviation accidents and incidents will be analysed in research investigation reports to identify any common safety issues that warrant preventative safety action.

Major accident preparedness. In the rare event that a major civil transport accident occurs in Australia it will be essential that there be a rapid, thorough and rigorous investigation to ensure that any critical or significant safety issues are identified and rectified as soon as possible. In addition to a 24/7/365 investigator roster, the ATSB will undertake simulation exercises and, where practicable, assist and learn from major accidents elsewhere, to ensure that it is professionally prepared for an investigation of this scale and complexity.

ii. Safety actions by stakeholders

Timely implementation of safety action by stakeholders will reduce or eliminate the risks of future accidents and incidents. The ATSB will encourage stakeholders to undertake safety action in response to all safety issues identified through investigations in aviation, marine and rail and through aviation research and analysis. This will include communication and facilitation of safety action ahead of the final investigation report. The preferred approach will be to encourage early safety action rather than making formal recommendations. Formal safety recommendations and/or safety advisory notices will nevertheless be issued where considered necessary.

iii. International engagement

Regional and global engagement provides an important opportunity to improve international safety standards for the benefit of all travellers. The ATSB will participate in the activities of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and investigation bodies such as the International Transportation Safety Association (ITSA), International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI), and the Marine Accident Investigators International Forum (MAIIF). The ATSB will continue to provide specific assistance to its regional neighbours as resources permit. The ATSB provides assistance for transport safety investigations with Indonesia through the Indonesia Transport Safety Assistance Package (ITSAP). The ATSB will seek to maintain compliance with international obligations for aviation safety investigation such as Annex 13 to the 1944 Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation based on the Australian legal and governance framework.

Administered Programs

  • This output has no administered programs.
Key Performance Indicators (Outputs) 2008-09 Target X-Ref
Proportion of accident and incident notifications and confidential reports received, assessed, classified and recorded (ATSB expects to receive around 12,000 potential accident and incident notifications and around 100 confidential reports in 2008-09). 100 per cent. i
Number of selective investigations of accidents and incidents based on safety priorities and guidelines. Approximately 100 new investigations commenced.

Approximately 100 investigations completed.
Number of selective aviation research and analysis investigations based on safety priorities and trends. Approximately 10 new investigations commenced.

Approximately 10 investigations completed.
Major accident investigation response capabilities are developed, reviewed and tested. Each mode to participate in at least one major accident simulation either externally or ATSB-led.
Safety action taken by stakeholders in response to:   ii
  • all identified safety issues; and

Proactive implementation of safety action by stakeholders in the majority of relevant cases reducing the need to issue formal safety recommendations.

  • identified critical and significant safety issues, including those for which formal safety recommendations have been made.

Implementation of safety action by stakeholders in a large proportion of relevant cases.

Contribution to international working groups and major conferences. Participate in ICAO Accident Investigation Group (AIG) workshop, and present at forums of MAIIF, ISASI and ITSA. iii
Compliance with international safety investigation obligations as assessed by the ICAO and IMO compliance audit regime based on the Australian legal and governance framework. Maintain 100 per cent compliant status.
Completion of endorsed ATSB projects under ITSAP for 2008-09. 100 per cent completion.

 

Output Group 2.2: Transport security
Output Group 2.2 contributes to Outcome 2 through the following output and its associated administered programs:
  • 2.2.1 Transport security, policy, programs and regulation

 

Output 2.2.1 Transport security, policy, programs and regulation (and associated administered programs)

(Office of Transport Security)

(Office of the Inspector of Transport Security)

Output 2.2.1 contributes to Outcome 2 by continually reviewing intelligence and the transport security environment to identify developing vulnerabilities and risks and applying appropriate risk management strategies. These strategies include legislated preventative security measures, international engagement, auditing and compliance checking of industry participants and through directed inquiries.

The output is delivered through the work of:

  • the Office of Transport Security (OTS) which delivers transport security policy, programs and regulation as detailed below; and

  • the Office of the Inspector of Transport Security who undertakes inquiries into major transport security incidents as directed by the Minister.

Components of Output 2.2.1 and associated administered programs:

 Output 2.2.1 Transport security policy, programs and regulation

 i. Security policy initiatives

Specific activities will include:

  • addressing aviation security components of the Government's Aviation Policy White Paper;

  • developing a responsive legislation program to mitigate identified transport security vulnerabilities;

  • strengthening of the air cargo supply chain;

  • 'Over the Horizon' forecasting to identify potential vulnerabilities; and

  • exploring the use of effective technologies which minimise traveller disruption.

ii. International engagement

The security of the large numbers of Australians travelling internationally necessitates continual attention. Emphasis will be on influencing the preventative security agendas on a regional and international level. This includes engagement with multilateral institutions like ICAO, the IMO and APEC and influential states/groups such as the US and EU. The OTS will also work cooperatively with regional countries to mitigate security vulnerabilities at last port of call airports which could represent a risk to Australia. It also includes the administered program Improving international aviation security which focuses on last ports of call airports within the Asia Pacific region.

iii. Auditing and compliance

A risk based strategy will be used to mitigate vulnerabilities through a prioritised program of checking industry participants while also addressing legislated audit requirements. High risk transport activities will be audited more frequently than those of a medium or lower risk.

iv. Delivery of security related projects

The OTS will work actively with industry to mitigate identified vulnerabilities through delivery of security related projects and programs using both departmental and administered funds including the following aviation security enhancement administered programs:

  • Screening for liquids, aerosols and gels

  • Checked baggage screening

  • Regional passenger screening

v. Effective communications strategies

The OTS will consult with stakeholders with the aim of minimising the traveller disruption associated with effective security arrangements. A communication strategy will be implemented to improve the travelling public's understanding and willingness to comply with regulated security measures. The communications strategy will consist of two strands:

  • developing a web based source of transport security information for the travelling public; and

  • conducting security related consultative forums with transport industry participants and Government stakeholders.

vi. Analysis of available intelligence

Transport security can be improved through knowledge of industry trends and available research. Policy settings, audit priorities and industry preventative security measures will be informed by the analysis of relevant intelligence and of industry incident reporting.

Administered Programs
  • Aviation security enhancements - checked baggage screening

  • Aviation security enhancements - improving international aviation security

  • Aviation security enhancements - regional passenger screening

  • Aviation security enhancements - screening for liquids, aerosols and gels

Key Performance Indicators (outputs) 2008-09 Target X-Ref
Aviation security is addressed in the Government's Aviation Policy White Paper. The security component of the Green Paper stimulates public and industry debate which informs transport security development and White Paper policy. i
Any legislative or policy component of a transport security risk mitigation strategy is delivered efficiently and with the minimum impact on industry and the travelling public. Legislation and regulation development complies with Office of Best Practice Regulation standards.
The number of last ports of call in the Asia Pacific subject to vulnerability assessments and measures to mitigate identified risks. All 45 last ports of call subject to a LAGs targeted partial assessment.
Eight full international last port of call assessments.
ii
Percentage of 'high risk' cases revisited for audit within 12 months. (One year audit cycle). 95 per cent. iii
Percentage of 'medium' risk cases revisited for audit within 12 months. (Two year audit cycle). 50 per cent.
The website incorporates passenger security advice. Website implemented on schedule and budget.
Web feedback survey shows traveller satisfaction.
v
Industry forums are consulted as required to inform policy and legislation development. Consultation occurs at intervals not exceeding 12 months.
Transport sectors are covered by consultation. All stakeholder industry sectors are consulted.
Sector specific risk context statements and transport security advisories reviewed and issued in a timely fashion to inform industry and Government preventative security measures. Risk Context Statements are produced and disseminated to industry within three months of receipt of a Threat Assessment.

Transport Security Advisories are issued within 48 hours of receipt of significant intelligence.
vi
Key Performance Indicators (administered programs) 2008-09 Target X-Ref
Efficient and effective management of administered programs. Programs are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, published guidelines and ANAO guidance. ii & iv

 

Output Group 2.3: Transport systems

Output Group 2.3 contributes to Outcome 2 through the following three outputs and their associated administered programs:

  • 2.3.1 Surface transport policy, programs and regulation

  • 2.3.2 Road safety and vehicle policy, programs and regulation

  • 2.3.3 Aviation and airports policy, programs and regulation

 

Output 2.3.1 Surface transport policy, programs and regulation (and associated administered programs)

(Infrastructure and Surface Transport Policy Division)

(National Transport Strategy Division)

Output 2.3.1 contributes to Outcome 2 through activities which seek to improve the performance of the surface transport industry for the benefit of all Australians. A major activity will be the development of a National Transport Policy in cooperation with all levels of government. The Department will work closely with key stakeholders including industry groups, trade unions, government bodies such as the National Transport Commission (NTC) and international organisations. The Department will participate in the development of national reform proposals through the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and by supporting the Australian Transport Council (ATC).

Components of Output 2.3.1 and associated administered programs:

Output 2.3.1: Surface transport policy, programs and regulation

Infrastructure and Surface Transport Policy Division aspects:

i. Tasmanian transport programs

The following three related administered programs are delivered by the Department, and address the transport disadvantages incurred by Tasmania. The Department is currently progressing administrative reforms to the two freight programs consistent with the recommendations of a recent Productivity Commission report.

  • Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme: which alleviates the sea freight disadvantage incurred for eligible goods transported by sea across Bass Strait.

  • Tasmanian Wheat Freight Scheme: which provides assistance for the transportation of bulk wheat across Bass Strait.

  • Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme: which reduces the cost of sea travel across Bass Strait for eligible passenger vehicles.

ii. Maritime safety and environment

The Department will contribute to the protection of life at sea and the marine environment through international and domestic stakeholder engagement, legislation and regulation development and oversight of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. The Department also delivers the following two administered programs:

  • International Maritime Organization - contribution; and

  • Oil Pollution Compensation Fund: the mechanism under which receivers of oil make payments to an international fund that provides compensation in the event of an oil spill.

iii. Shipping policy and regulation

To provide an effective policy and regulatory framework for coastal shipping and international liner shipping, the Department administers Part VI of the Navigation Act 1912 and Part X of the Trade Practices Act 1974, and will provide advice to the Government on shipping policy issues and will be involved in international negotiations to facilitate the growth of maritime trade, including in the International Maritime Organization and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

iv. Road transport policy

The Department will contribute to the effective progress of the COAG and the ATC reform agenda for road transport including compliance and enforcement, performance based standards, higher mass limits and fatigue management.

v. National heavy vehicle regulation

The Department will contribute to heavy vehicle regulatory reform measures agreed by the ATC. These include the development of a single national system for the regulation, registration and licensing of heavy vehicles and their drivers; as well as those aimed at improving the overall efficiency and safety of the heavy vehicle industry. The Department will provide advice to the Government on the incorporation of the Federal Interstate Registration Scheme into a national system as required.

vi. Transport standards

The Department will continue to manage the independent review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport with a view to finalising a report for the Minister's consideration.

vii. Logistics industry

The Department will continue to facilitate the Government's commitment to provide annual financial assistance and support to the Australian Logistics Council. The Department will also implement the outcome of the three-year review of the Australian Freight Councils and analyse reports required under the 2007-08 Freight Council Funding Agreements to verify that the Government's funding was utilised and accounted for in accordance with activities and requirements specified in the Agreements.

viii. Environmental standards

The Department will contribute to the Government's environmental policy objectives through:

  • Managing the Green Vehicle Guide (GVG) Website: which provides information to the general public, fleet managers in both Government and business, and the media, regarding the environmental performance of the Australian new light vehicle fleet.

  • Co-chairmanship of the Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Working Group: which is required to report to the ATC and the Environment Protection and Heritage Council.

National Transport Strategy Division aspects:

ix. National Transport Policy

The Department supports the Minister in relation to the development and implementation of a National Transport Policy (NTP) which will consider how to better manage a single national transport market place (including through institutional arrangements) and planning and investing in infrastructure to serve supply chains and address bottlenecks, including in major cities. It will recognise the need to achieve green transport outcomes and improve road and rail safety.

Administered programs

  • Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme

  • International Maritime Organization - contribution

  • Interstate Road Transport Fees

  • National Transport Commission

  • OECD Road Transport - contribution (delivered by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development)

  • Oil Pollution Compensation Fund

  • Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme

  • Tasmanian Wheat Freight Scheme

Key Performance Indicators (outputs) 2008-09 Target X-Ref
Develop and implement international and domestic maritime safety and environment initiatives. Meet COAG and ATC timeframes. ii
Develop and implement shipping policy, regulation and program reforms. Meet Government timeframes. i & iii
Maintain the GVG website as the principal place for information on the environmental performance of new light vehicles in the Australian market place. Positive email feedback.

Increase in web hits.

Increased citation of GVG ratings in media.
viii
Provide suite of vehicle fuel efficiency measures to ATC and Environment Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC) for consideration. By end 2008. viii
ATC is assisted to develop a National Transport Policy by the end of 2008. Papers for ATC meetings in 2008 provide for a National Transport Policy which:
  • reflects the views of jurisdictions accurately;
  • reflects relevant COAG decisions; and
  • facilitates decision making by ATC Ministers.
ix
Key Performance Indicators (administered programs) 2008-09 Target X-Ref
Efficient and effective management of administered programs. Programs are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, published guidelines and ANAO guidance. i, ii, & iv

 

Output 2.3.2 Road safety and vehicle policy, programs and regulation (and associated administered programs)

(Infrastructure and Surface Transport Policy Division)

Output 2.3.2 contributes to Outcome 2 by fostering the development of a safer road transport system by providing national policy advice, undertaking research, including the collection of national crash statistics, the regulation of vehicle safety standards, and the delivery of associated administered programs.

Components of Output 2.3.2 and associated administered programs:

Output 2.3.2: Road safety and vehicle policy, programs and regulation

The key areas of activity for this output are detailed below.

i. National road safety leadership

The Department will contribute to the development of informed road safety policies by collecting and disseminating national road crash statistics, producing research and public information materials, and providing evidence-based advice on a range of road safety issues. The Department will also continue to coordinate a number of national events, including the biennial Indigenous Road Safety Forum; and contribute to examination of the establishment of a National Road Safety Council.

ii. Driver training programs

The Department will facilitate the development and implementation of the following programs aimed at reducing accidents among younger drivers:

  • Novice Driver: this safety program initiative seeks to implement a major cooperative driver education trial in NSW and Victoria in cooperation with state government agencies and private sector partners; and

  • keys2drive: this administered program will assist the Australian Automobile Association to develop and implement a new driver education initiative. The program will provide learners and their mentors with a range of educational materials and assistance, including free professional guidance from accredited instructors.

iii. Seatbelts on regional school buses

The Seatbelts on regional school buses administered program seeks to improve the safety of school children by offering subsidies to eligible school bus operators in regional areas to equip their buses with seatbelts.

iv. Vehicle safety

The Department will continue to undertake the following activities aimed at ensuring vehicles meet appropriate standards:

  • New vehicle regulation: which contributes to improvements in road safety through the development and enforcement of minimum safety and environmental standards for new vehicles when they are first supplied to the Australian market.

  • Vehicle imports: which assesses applications to import vehicles against criteria in the Motor Vehicle Standards Regulations that make provision for personal imports, competition and other purpose vehicles.

  • Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicles Scheme (SEVS): which enables Australians to have access to vehicles that meet specialist and enthusiast interests. Vehicle models are assessed to determine their eligibility under the scheme. Eligible models are entered on the Register of Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicles. The register, and further details on the scheme, are available at rvcs-prodweb.dot.gov.au.

  • Registered Automotive Workshops Scheme (RAWS): which ensures that used vehicles imported under SEVS meet applicable safety and emissions standards. The workshops are subject to quota limits and specific requirements governing the processing of vehicles.

  • Safety investigations and recall: which provides the public with a mechanism to notify the Department of safety related defects in vehicles and automotive components, which may then be investigated.

Administered programs

  • keys2drive

  • Seatbelts on regional school buses

Key Performance Indicators (outputs) 2008-09 Target X-Ref
Collection and dissemination of national road safety data:   i
  • national road death statistics; and

Updated and released within two weeks of the end of each month.

  • national survey of community attitudes to road safety.

Results are released by end of September each year.

Coordinates national road safety stakeholder bodies and events:  
  • 4th Indigenous Road Safety Forum.

By 31 December 2008.

Novice Driver Program Trial commences in NSW and Victoria. By 30 June 2009. ii
Key Performance Indicators (outputs) 2008-09 Target X-Ref
Australia's motor vehicle safety standards are developed in accordance with Government requirements for standards and regulation setting and are aligned with international standards. Ongoing. iv
Vehicle Certification arrangements:   iv
  • number of vehicle certification approvals;

3,400

  • percentage of approvals within 32 days (service charter); and

100 per cent.

  • number of audits of vehicle production and/or test facilities.

50

Applications for inclusion on the Register of Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicles are assessed and concluded. 72 iv
RAWS is administered in accordance with legislative requirements:   iv
  • number of workshop inspections;

155

  • proportion of workshop inspections completed in six weeks;

85 per cent.

  • proportion of evidence examinations completed within 20 working days; and

85 per cent.

  • number of used vehicle import plates issued.

9,000

Vehicle imports applications are processed efficiently and accurately:

  iv
  • number of applications processed; and

16,000

  • proportion processed within 17 working days (approvals/refusals).

90 per cent.

Safety and investigations function is administered efficiently:

 
  • number of safety investigations; and

100 safety investigations are conducted.

  • number of recalls monitored.

170 recalls monitored.

Key Performance Indicators (administered programs) 2008-09 Target X-Ref
Facilitate development and delivery of the keys2drive education program for learner drivers. By 30 June 2009. ii
Number of buses fitted or retrofitted with seat belts by 30 June 2009 as part of the Seatbelts on regional school buses program. 375 iii
Efficient and effective management of administered programs. Programs are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, published guidelines and ANAO guidance. ii & iii

 

Output 2.3.3 Aviation and airports policy, programs and regulation (and associated administered programs)

(Aviation and Airports Division)

Output 2.3.3 and its associated administered programs contributes to Outcome 2 by ensuring the aviation industry operates within a clear and robust safety regulatory environment and by facilitating access to competitive international and domestic air services for Australian businesses and consumers.

Components of Output 2.3.3 and associated administered programs:

Output 2.3.3 Aviation and airports policy, programs and regulation

Through Output 2.3.3 the Department undertakes a range of functions including supporting the aviation safety framework, expanding aviation markets and managing the Government's interests in airport infrastructure as follows:

i. Development of an Aviation Policy White Paper

The Department will support the Government's development of an Aviation Policy White Paper as a comprehensive statement of aviation policy. The statement will provide greater planning and investment certainty for the industry, and provide clear commitments for users of aviation services and communities affected by aviation activities.

ii. Maintaining aviation safety

The Department will support Government aviation agencies and industry in maintaining Australia's civil aviation safety record by supporting an effective regulatory framework and ensuring Australia's aviation safety related agencies are well-placed to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing aviation environment. The Department will also support the continued alignment of Australia's aviation framework with international practice through active membership of ICAO and bilateral cooperation. The Department will support Government initiatives to assist other countries such as Indonesia and the Pacific nations, in aviation administration to continue to improve safety and efficiency of aviation in the region. During 2008-09, the Department will advise the Government on options for improving the governance structures of aviation safety agencies, and assist the Civil Aviation Safety Authority in reforming regulations and implementing new initiatives such as a comprehensive alcohol and other drugs program. The Department will provide policy advice to Government on air traffic management arrangements and technologies that are designed to improve safety, efficiency and environmental outcomes.

iii. Expanding aviation markets

The Department will continue to support the expansion of Australia's international and domestic aviation markets in accordance with Government policies.

iv. Managing airport infrastructure

The Department ensures the Government's interests in the 22 leased federal airports are managed effectively and regulates these airports in accordance with all relevant legislation. It delivers administered programs that reimburse parking fines to airport lessees at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Gold Coast, Townsville, Hobart and Launceston airports. The Department delivers administered programs that ameliorate the impact of aviation operations on adjacent communities and will establish a new administered program Fort Street High School - noise insulation. The Department ensures the Government meets its obligations as a landlord for commercial and residential rental properties at Badgerys Creek.

Administered programs

  • Airport Lessee Companies - reimbursement of parking fines

  • Compensation for the sale of airport land

  • Fort Street High School - noise insulation

  • Implementation of noise amelioration for Adelaide Airport

  • Implementation of noise amelioration for Sydney Airport

  • International Civil Aviation Organization - contribution

  • Payment scheme for Airservices Australia's en route charges

  • Remote Aerodrome Safety

  • Sydney West Airport - rental properties

Key Performance Indicators (outputs) 2008-09 Target X-Ref
Aviation industry operates within a clear and robust safety regulatory framework. New aviation safety agency governance arrangements agreed. ii
Businesses and consumers have access to competitive international and domestic air services. Agreements which provide increased flexibility and capacity are established, consistent with Government policy. iii
Leased airports are regulated in accordance with the Airports Act 1996. Master Plans and Major Development Plans assessed in accordance with legislative requirements and advice provided to Minister. iv
Community exposure to aircraft noise around Sydney and Adelaide Airports monitored regularly to identify any additional eligible buildings. (Implementation of noise amelioration for Adelaide and Sydney Airports) Noise contour maps produced for Sydney and Adelaide airports.

Warranty claims finalised.
iv
Key Performance Indicators (administered programs) 2008-09 Target X-Ref
The Department effectively manages leases at Badgerys Creek. (Sydney West Airport rental properties) Approximately 250 leases managed. iv
Air access to regional and remote communities is supported. (Payment scheme for Airservices Australia's en route charges and Remote Aerodrome Safety) Costs for airlines providing regular public and/or aeromedical services to regional areas reduced.

Safety of airstrips improved.
Efficient and effective management of administered programs. Programs are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, published guidelines and ANAO guidance. ii, iii & iv

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