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Section 2: Outcomes and planned performance

2.1: Outcomes and performance information

The Australian Government requires agencies to measure their intended and actual performance in terms of outcomes. Government outcomes are the results, impacts or consequences of actions by the Government on the Australian community. Agencies are required to identify the programs which demonstrate their contribution to Government outcomes over the Budget and forward years.

CASA's outcome is described below by its one program, specifying the performance indicators and targets used to assess and monitor the performance of CASA in achieving government outcomes.

Outcome 1: Maximise aviation safety through a regulatory regime, detailed technical material on safety standards, comprehensive aviation industry oversight, risk analysis, industry consultation, education and training.

Outcome 1 Strategy

CASA, as a consequence of the Operation Sunlight Outcome Statement Review, migrated from its old outcome and output structure to a new one outcome and one program structure. CASA's outcome vision will be achieved by delivering its strategic direction articulated in the Corporate Plan and by performing its day-to-day functions and activities as presented in the group business plans.

Section 1 outlines the major strategic elements CASA will undertake over the course of the budget year that will contribute to CASA achieving its outcome.

Outcome 1 budgeted expenses and resources

Table 2.1 provides an overview of the total expenses for Outcome 1, by program.

Table 2.1: Budgeted expenses and resources for Outcome 1 

Contributions to Outcome 1

Program 1.1: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Program 1.1 Objective
Develop and maintain a quality safety regulatory framework and oversight its application through effective entry control, surveillance, education and enforcement to maintain, enhance and promote civil aviation safety.

Program 1.1 Key performance indicators
  • Number of accidents per hours flown, by industry sector
  • Number of incidents per hours flown, by industry sector
Key performance indicators Year Target
Number of accidents per hours flown, by industry sector. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Reducing trend.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
Number of incidents per hours flown, by industry sector. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Reducing trend.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.

Program 1.1 Expenses
The increase in CASA's program expenses is primarily due to forecast changes in the aviation industry in the forward years.



($'000)
2008-09
Revised
Budget
2009-10
Budget
2010-11
Forward
year 1
2011-12
Forward
year 2
2012-13
Forward
year 3
Annual departmental expenses  
Ordinary Annual Services
(Appropriation Bill No. 1)
43 530 46 364 42 789 42 774 42 801
Special Appropriations  
Aviation Fuel Revenues (Special
Appropriation) Act 1988 - s4
78 112 81 351 85 733 90 360 95 245
Expenses not requiring appropriation in
the Budget year
24 001 25 059 23 709 24 525 24 990
Total program expenses 145 643 152 774 152 231 157 659 163 036

Program 1.1 Deliverables

  • Achieve safety effectiveness. CASA will contribute to better safety outcomes by ensuring the safety of passengers is the highest priority. CASA's work will centre on safety management and risk management techniques to achieve improved safety outcomes.

  • Achieve improved organisational efficiency. By using resources efficiently CASA will achieve the greatest safety return on each dollar spent. Time and resources used efficiently increase CASA's safety effectiveness by better focusing on safety outcomes.

  • Improved industry and other stakeholder relations. The relationship between CASA and the aviation industry will work best if industry understands CASA's commitment to safety and safe outcomes. To establish a productive relationship with the industry and other stakeholders who are focused on safety, CASA will develop processes and systems that ensure everything CASA requires of industry is justifiable on the grounds of safety. CASA is working to make sure decisions are fair, consistent and reflect systematic evaluation by competent professionals.

  • Improved accountability. CASA, as a public sector agency, is committed to being accountable to the Minister, Parliament and the Australian people. A professional and dedicated approach to improving aviation safety will demonstrate that commitment.
Deliverables Year Target
Achieve safety effectiveness. 2008-09 Revised budget. Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget. Increasing trend in safety effectiveness in aviation industry.
2010-11 Forward year 1. Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2011-12 Forward year 2. Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 3. Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
Achieve improved organisational efficiency. 2008-09 Revised budget. Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget. Enhanced level of efficiency through CASA services.
2010-11 Forward year 1. Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2011-12 Forward year 2. Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 3. Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
Improved industry and other stakeholder relations. 2008-09 Revised budget. Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget. Increasing trend in positive perceptions.
2010-11 Forward year 1. Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2011-12 Forward year 2. Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 3. Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
Improved accountability. 2008-09 Revised budget. Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget. Enhanced level of organisational integrity, ethics and governance.
2010-11 Forward year 1. Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2011-12 Forward year 2. Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 3. Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.

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