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Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

SECTION 1: AGENCY OVERVIEW AND RESOURCES

1.1 Strategic Direction

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government (the Department) contributes to the well-being of all Australians by delivering a range of outputs that support the following three Portfolio outcomes:

Outcome 1 Assisting the Government to provide, evaluate, plan and invest in infrastructure across industry sectors.

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

Outcome 3 Assisting regions and local government to develop and manage their futures.

The output groups and outputs associated with each outcome are shown in Figure 2.1.

With the exception of the following changes to key priorities as a consequence of measures announced since Budget, and other minor variations in approach, the Department's strategic direction is otherwise essentially unchanged from that published in the 2008-09 Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS):

  • a new key priority, arising from the new measures (refer to Table 1.2), involves the delivery of the following administered programs:
    • Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program; and
    • Establishment of a local government centre of excellence.
  • a change to existing key priorities in that implementation of the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program has commenced.

Figure 1.1: Organisational structure as at 1 December 2008

Figure 1.1: Organisational structure as at 1 December 2008

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1.2 Agency Resource Statement

The Agency Resource Statement details the resourcing for Infrastructure at Additional Estimates. Table 1.1 outlines the total resourcing available from all sources for the 2008-09 Budget year, including variations through Appropriation Bills No.3 and No.4, special appropriations, special accounts and Administrative Arrangement Orders.

Table 1.1: Infrastructure resource statement - additional estimates for 2008-09 as at Additional Estimates December 2008

1.3 Agency Measures Table

Table 1.2 summarises new Government measures taken since the 2008-09 Budget. The table is split into revenue, expense and capital measures, with the relevant output group identified.

Table 1.2: Infrastructure measures since Budget

1.4 Additional Estimates and Variations to Outcomes

Total appropriation and other receipts to be received by the Department in 2008-09 is $5 414.7m, comprising $5 170.9m from administered appropriation, $238.9m from departmental appropriation, and $5.0m from departmental revenue from independent sources. In addition, the Department will receive $237.2m for payments to Portfolio CAC Act bodies. Details of these appropriations are provided at Table 1.1.

The Department's administered and departmental appropriations and other revenue in 2008-09 has increased by $365.7m since Budget, primarily as a result of measures announced since the 2008-09 Budget, the movement of appropriations between years for administered programs, general changes in the funding profile of several administered programs and the impact of Administrative Arrangements Orders. Details of variations to appropriations are provided at Table 1.5.

1.5 Breakdown of Additional Estimates by Appropriation Bill

Tables 1.3 and 1.4 provide details of the Additional Estimates sought by Infrastructure through Appropriation Bills No.3 and No.4. Table 1.5 summarises the variations to all appropriations.

Table 1.3: Appropriation Bill (No.3) 2008-09

Table 1.4: Appropriation Bill (No.4) 2008-09

Table 1.5: Variations to appropriations

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