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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.

Each outcome is described below by programs, specifying the performance indicators and targets used to assess and monitor the performance of the Department in achieving government outcomes.

Figure 2.1: Outcome and program structure

Figure 2.1: Outcome and program structure

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Administered items

The Department administers a range of items on behalf of the Government. The relationship between the Department's outcomes and its administered items are detailed in Figures 2.2 to 2.4.

Figure 2.2: Outcome 1 - Programs and administered items for 2009-10

Outcome 1
Program 1.1: Infrastructure investment
  • Nation Building Program (a)(b)
    - Nation Building Program Investment
    - Nation Building Black Spot Projects
    - Nation Building boom gates for rail crossings
    - Nation Building Heavy Vehicle Safety
    - Nation Building Roads to Recovery
    - Nation Building Strategic Regional
    - Nation Building Strategic Regional - supplementary
    - Nation Building improving local roads
    - Nation Building improving the National Network
  • Nation Building Plan for the Future(b)
  • Management of residual issues of former Australian National Railways Commission
Program 1.2: Infrastructure investment coordination
  • No administered items

Notes:

  1. This administered item was previously named AusLink.
  2. Effective 1 January 2009 the Treasury is appropriated for payments to and through State and Territories for National Partnership payments. Further information on these programs can be found in Treasury's Portfolio Budget Statement program information.

Figure 2.3: Outcome 2 - Programs and administered items for 2009-10

Outcome 2
Program 2.1: Transport security
  • Aviation security enhancements
    - improving international aviation security
    - regional passenger screening

Program 2.2: Surface transport

  • Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme
  • International Maritime Organization - contribution
  • Interstate Road Transport Fees
  • National Transport Commission
  • OECD Road Transport - contribution
  • Oil Pollution Compensation Fund
  • Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme
  • Tasmanian Wheat Freight Scheme
  • Payments to CAC Act bodies - AMSA

Program 2.3: Road safety

  • keys2drive
  • National Road Safety Council - contribution
  • Seatbelts on regional school buses

Program 2.4: Air transport

  • Airport Lessee Companies - reimbursement of parking fines
  • Compensation for the sale of airport land
  • Fort Street High School - noise insulation (a)
  • Implementation of noise amelioration for Adelaide and Sydney Airports
  • International Civil Aviation Organization - contribution
  • Payment scheme for Airservices Australia's en route charges
  • Remote Aerodrome Safety
  • Sydney West Airport - rental properties
  • Payments to CAC Act bodies - CASA

Notes:

  1. Effective 1 January 2009 the Treasury is appropriated for payments to and through State and Territories for National Partnership payments. Further information on these programs can be found in Treasury's Portfolio Budget Statement program information.

Figure 2.4: Outcome 3 - Programs and administered items for 2009-10

Outcome 3

Program 3.1: Regional development

  • Better Regions
  • East Kimberley Development Package
  • Jobs Fund - Infrastructure Employment Projects
  • Jobs Fund - Bike paths
  • Regional and Rural Research and Development Grants
  • Regional Development Australia committees
  • Regional Partnerships
  • Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme
  • Remote Aviation Infrastructure Fund

Program 3.2: Local government

  • Community Infrastructure Program
  • Local Government Financial Assistance Grants
  • Supplementary funding to South Australian councils for local roads

Outcome 1: Improved infrastructure across Australia through investment in and coordination of transport and other infrastructure.

Outcome 1 Strategy

Outcome 1 is delivered through the following programs:

1.1 Infrastructure investment

1.2 Infrastructure investment coordination

Through Outcome 1, the Department, and the statutory advisory council Infrastructure Australia, will identify investment priorities and policy and regulatory reforms that will further enhance timely and coordinated delivery of national infrastructure investment. The Department will deliver administered items that aim to increase the efficiency and safety of Australia's land transport infrastructure.

During 2009-10 and forward years, the Department will:

  • contribute to improved transport infrastructure decision-making and delivery through sound management and partnered decision-making with other jurisdictions, involving a range of administered items, including Nation Building Program Investment; and
  • contribute to effective progress on the Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) road reform plan which forms part of the COAG National Reform Agenda.

Major new initiatives during 2009-10, which will continue into the forward years, include:

  • implementing a range of land transport investment administered items as part of the Nation Building - Economic Stimulus Plan and the Nation Building Plan for the Future; and
  • implementing the Nation Building Memoranda of Understanding with the states and territories covering land transport infrastructure investment until 2013-14.

In delivering the Outcome 1 programs the Department will consult extensively with relevant stakeholders including state, territory and local governments and industry.

Following COAG's federal financial framework reforms the Treasury is responsible for National Partnership payments to and through the States and Territories. The Treasury holds the appropriation for these items and reports the financial details accordingly.

The non-financial performance of the corresponding programs remains the responsibility of the Department. As a result, financial information for each affected program will not be complete for each financial year within a single Portfolio Budget Statement. Complete figures can be found in Budget Paper No. 3, Australia's Federal Relations 2009-10.

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: Infrastructure investment


Program 1.1 Objective

The Infrastructure investment program contributes to Outcome 1 by increasing the efficiency and safety of Australia's land transport infrastructure whilst strengthening the Australian economy. This is accomplished through the provision of policy advice to the Government and the delivery of a suite of administered items.

Components of Program 1.1:

i. Infrastructure policy initiatives


Infrastructure related policy advice covers a range of infrastructure matters including infrastructure priorities and regulatory barriers, along with support and input to COAG working groups and taskforces.

In administering the Program, the Department's role is to ensure delivery of the Government's Nation Building infrastructure priorities in the land transport area.

ii. Raising the standard of land transport infrastructure

The economic and social outcomes for all Australians depend upon the land transport networks available to them. The Department manages the Nation Building Program Investment and the Nation Building Plan for the Future administered items that are aimed at improving national land transport infrastructure to meet Australia's changing transport task.

iii. Remedial road projects to improve safety and productivity

The Department manages the Nation Building Black Spot Projects administered item which focuses on treating high-risk sites to reduce the number and severity of road crashes. The Department is also implementing the Nation Building Heavy Vehicle Safety administered item that will improve the safety and productivity of heavy vehicle operations across Australia. The Nation Building boom gates for rail crossings administered item aims to improve road and rail safety at high risk level crossings throughout Australia.

iv. Increasing the ability of local councils to improve land transport infrastructure

The Department manages the Nation Building Roads to Recovery administered item which provides funding to local councils to improve transport infrastructure.

v. Major Projects Facilitation

The Department provides a Major Project Facilitation service that assists strategically significant private sector projects to obtain decisions on necessary Government approvals and identifies any impediments to the investment proceeding. The service is tailored to suit each project, drawing on the Department's knowledge and experience of government processes.

vi. COAG Infrastructure Working Group and COAG Business Regulation and Competition Working Group

The Department will contribute to the work of the COAG Infrastructure Working Group, which provides ongoing guidance, national coordination and support to Infrastructure Australia.

COAG has defined a phased program of transport reforms being delivered, in particular, through the Australian Transport Council (ATC). The Department also leads and coordinates a range of policy and regulatory reforms to deliver COAG's requirements. This includes periodic reporting to the COAG Business Regulation and Competition Working Group.

vii. COAG Road Reform Plan

The COAG Road Reform Plan establishes a multi-year three phased research program to consider future heavy vehicle charging options. Together with other state and territory jurisdictions, the Department played a key role in the delivery of the Phase One action items of the Road Reform Plan. The Department will continue to contribute policy guidance, analysis and advice on the Phase Two action items to ensure COAG's objectives are achieved.

Administered Items

  • Nation Building Program (a)(b)
    - Nation Building Program Investment
    - Nation Building Black Spot Projects
    - Nation Building boom gates for rail crossings
    - Nation Building Heavy Vehicle Safety
    - Nation Building Roads to Recovery
    - Nation Building Strategic Regional
    - Nation Building Strategic Regional - supplementary
    - Nation Building improving local roads
    - Nation Building improving the National Network
  • Nation Building Plan for the Future(b)
  • Management of residual issues of former Australian National Railways Commission
Linked to:

Following COAG's federal financial framework reforms, the Treasury is appropriated for the National Partnership Payment components that were previously a part of the Nation Building Program, the Nation Building Plan for the Future and Murray River Bridges - Federation Fund Project administered items. Please see Treasury's program information relating to the National Partnership payments to the States program in their Portfolio Budget Statements for financial information. These payments became part of the Treasury program from 1 January 2009.

Notes:

  1. These administered items were previously named AusLink.
  2. Effective 1 January 2009 the Treasury is appropriated for payments to and through State and Territories for National Partnership payments. Further information on these administered items can be found in Treasury's Portfolio Budget Statement program information.
Program 1.1 Key performance indicators

The following key performance indicators, addressing key features of the program, measure the effectiveness of the program in meeting its objective.
Key performance indicators Year Target
Australian land transport networks are safer. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Projects that improve road and rail safety are delivered.
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.
Australian land transport networks are more efficient. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Projects that improve road and rail efficiency are delivered.
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.
States, territories and local governments are appropriately funded for network and off network projects. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Payments are within 5% of forecast.
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 significant decline in expenses from 2008-09 to 2009-10 is due mainly to the transfer to Treasury of payments made to and through States and Territories following COAG's federal financial framework reforms and the changing profile of the Nation Building Plan for the Future administered item.

2008-09
Revised
Budget
$'000
2009-10
Budget

$'000
2010-11
Forward
year 1
$'000
2011-12
Forward
year 2
$'000
2012-13
Forward
year 3
$'000
Annual administered expenses
Nation Building Program(a)(b) 4 210 896 597 801 665 850 679 196 687 595
- Nation Building Program
Investment
2 553 347 68 789 304 920 334 970 355 870
- Nation Building Black Spot
Projects
144 728 0 0 0 0
- Nation Building boom gates for
rail crossings
50 000 35 719 0 0 0
- Nation Building Heavy Vehicle
Safety
10 000 0 0 0 0
- Nation Building Roads to
Recovery
355 579 331 725 331 725 331 725 331 725
- Nation Building Strategic
Regional
99 718 42 034 29 205 12 501 0
- Nation Building Strategic
Regional - supplementary(c)
79 088 119 534 0 0 0
- Nation Building Improving local
roads(c)
83 752 0 0 0 0
- Nation Building Improving the
National Network(c)
834 464 0 0 0 0
- Nation Building funding for road
projects other than under the
AusLink (National Land
Transport) Act 2005
220 0 0 0 0
Management of residual issues
of former Australian National
Railway Commission
142 407 0 0 0
Special Account expenses
Nation Building Plan for the
Future (Building Australia
Fund Infrastructure Portfolio
Special Account)(b)
1 005 000 271 000 893 700 1 458 600 1 669 400
Program support 21 220 23 085 21 257 20 100 20 188
Total program expenses 5 237 258 892 293 1 580 807 2 157 896 2 377 183

Notes:

  1. This program was previously named AusLink.
  2. Excludes expenses relating to payments made to and through the States and Territories by the Treasury from 1 January 2009 (refer to Table 1.3 in Section 1).
  3. Excludes expenses relating to prepayments reported by Treasury from 1 July 2009 associated with prior year payments made to and through the States and Territories.
Program 1.1 Deliverables

The following deliverables represent the goods and services produced and delivered by the program in meeting its objective.
Deliverables Year Target
Provision of policy input to the National Transport Commission regulation impact statement for the introduction of incremental charges. 2008-09 Revised budget Refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Report prepared for ATC and COAG consideration.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Implement COAG agreed recommendations.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Not applicable.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Not applicable.
Collaboration with state, territory and local governments to plan and evaluate land transport investments consistent with Government priorities. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget States report monthly on progress of investments and quarterly on program implementation.
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.
Deliver the Nation Building administered items in cooperation with state, territory and local governments. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget 50% of new projects approved.
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 funding recipients receiving Roads to Recovery funding. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget 565 councils receive funding.
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.
Completion of the Strategic Regional projects and approval of all Nation Building - off Network commitments. 2008-09 Revised budget Refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget 53 projects completed. 80% projects approved.
2010-11 Forward year 1 53 projects completed.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Not applicable.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Not applicable.
Completion of remaining Strategic Regional (supplementary) projects. 2008-09 Revised budget Refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget 50 projects completed.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Not applicable.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Not applicable.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Not applicable.
Efficient and effective management of administered items. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Items are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, published guidelines and ANAO guidance.
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 1.2: Infrastructure investment coordination

Program 1.2 Objective

The Infrastructure investment coordination program contributes to Outcome 1 through the coordination work undertaken by the Office of the Infrastructure Coordinator in support of Infrastructure Australia (IA).

Components of Program 1.2:

i. Infrastructure Australia

IA provides advice on nationally significant infrastructure and urban systems which promote Australia's productivity, with particular focus on the quality and efficiency of transport, water, energy and communication infrastructure; and the development and liveability of major cities across Australia.

This advice will be prepared in collaboration with the Infrastructure Australia Council, the Department, other federal agencies, state and local governments, industry and the community.

Specific activities will include:
  • promoting the optimal use of infrastructure and urban systems;
  • identifying infrastructure and urban system priorities; and
  • developing strategies to maximise the productivity of Australia's investment in infrastructure and its major cities.
Administered Items

This program has no administered items.

Program 1.2 Key performance indicators
The following key performance indicators, addressing key features of the program, measure the effectiveness of the program in meeting its objective.
Key performance indicators Year Target
Infrastructure and urban system initiatives are promoted in order to maximise economic development and productivity. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Initiatives endorsed by government.
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.
Integrated infrastructure and urban system priorities are identified to address the local, regional and national needs of Australians. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Integrated infrastructure and urban system priorities identified for transport, energy communications and water infrastructure.
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.
Demonstration projects and initiatives promote infrastructure efficiency and urban sustainability. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Government endorsement of projects supported by IA.
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 1.2 Expenses

2008-09
Revised
Budget
$'000
2008-09
On
target
2010-11
Forward
year 1
$'000
2011-12
Forward
year 2
$'000
2012-13
Forward
year 3
$'000
Program support 10 092 9 743 9 147 8 648 8 686
Total program expenses 10 092 9 743 9 147 8 648 8 686

Program 1.2 Deliverables
The following deliverables represent the goods and services produced and delivered by the program in meeting its objective.
Deliverables Year Target
Resourcing, governance and oversight mechanisms to facilitate the implementation of identified infrastructure and urban system initiatives are recommended to Government. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Recommendations endorsed by government.
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.
Project management and governance practices recommended to ensure the implementation of identified infrastructure and urban system initiatives on time and within budget and scope. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget All recommended practices adopted.
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.

Outcome 2: An efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system for all transport users through regulation, financial assistance and safety investigations.

Outcome 2 Strategy

Outcome 2 is delivered through the following programs:

2.1 Transport security

2.2 Surface transport

2.3 Road safety

2.4 Air transport

Transport infrastructure connects Australia with domestic markets and the global economy and is a key determinant of our economic growth. Given the current global and local economic situation, Australia's prosperity depends on having a transport system that is efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure.

During 2009-10 and forward 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:

  • reforming maritime transport and integrated vehicle standards and transport systems;
  • through an intelligence-led and risk-based approach to Australian transport security including industry engagement, policy and regulatory activity and international engagement to promote Australia's transport security interests;
  • 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;
  • assisting with the development of the Government's coastal shipping policy, particularly in relation to the response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee report "Rebuilding Australia's Coastal Shipping Industry";
  • providing aviation policy advice, aviation and airport regulation and effective stakeholder (including international) engagement; and
  • delivering a range of associated administered items.

Major new initiatives during 2009-10, which will continue into the forward years, include:

  • supporting implementation of COAG decisions on national approaches to heavy vehicle regulation, maritime safety and rail safety regulation and investigation;
  • supporting the new National Road Safety Council;
  • implementing vehicle fuel efficiency measures endorsed by COAG; and
  • supporting the development of an Aviation Policy White Paper as a comprehensive statement of aviation policy.

In delivering the Outcome 2 programs 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.

Following COAG's federal financial framework reforms the Treasury is responsible for National Partnership payments to and through the States and Territories. The Treasury holds the appropriation for these items and reports the financial details accordingly.

The non-financial performance of the corresponding programs remains the responsibility of the Department. As a result, financial information for each affected program will not be complete for each financial year within a single PBS. Complete figures can be found in Budget Paper No. 3, Australia's Federal Relations 2009-10.

Outcome 2 budgeted expenses and resources

Table 2.2 provides an overview of the total expenses for Outcome 2, by program.

Table 2.2: Budgeted expenses and resources for Outcome 2

Contributions to Outcome 2

Program 2.1: Transport Security
Program 2.1 Objective
Transnational terrorism remains a threat to Australia's national critical infrastructure and places of mass gathering. Transport systems are open and accessible critical infrastructure that gathers people in predictable places and at predictable times.

Preventive security focused on the mitigation of vulnerabilities is in the front line of defence against terrorism.

In this context, Program 2.2 is designed to ensure a more secure Australian transport system through clarity of roles and responsibilities between transport industry participants and the Government. Operators are responsible for facility level preventive security with compliance assured by the Government.

Against this context, the program objective is to ensure a secure Australian transport system against the threat of terrorist attack.

Components of Program 2.1:

i. Domestic engagement

Domestic legislation mandates risk based preventive security outcomes in the aviation, air cargo, maritime and offshore oil and gas sectors. In consultation with industry the Department develops appropriate and targeted transport security policies, routinely advises industry of the security risk context within which their transport preventive security planning should be focused and ensures industry compliance with requirements of the Acts and Regulations. Regulated industry preventive security initiatives must be risk-based in addressing the nature and level of threat, as determined by ASIO's National Threat Assessment Centre, and security vulnerabilities, including those identified by the Australian Crime Commission's serious and organised crime assessments.

The Department is the lead Commonwealth agency for the national provision of best practice transport security risk and mitigation advice under the Federal Government's Critical Infrastructure Protection program. Under the COAG Intergovernmental Agreement on Surface Transport Security, the Department also works with State and territory governments to ensure national consistency of preventive security outcomes in the surface and mass urban transit sectors.

ii. International engagement


Australia's aviation and maritime sectors are internationally networked. As a consequence, the security of these sectors in Australia is influenced and impacted by the policy frameworks and adequacy of security arrangements overseas. Australia's domestic transport security arrangements address Australia's obligations to the International Civil Aviation Organization and the International Maritime Organization. In addition, the Department works bilaterally and through a range of multilateral forums to influence the international security debate and to advance Australia's interests. Where possible, the Department works to build regional country capacity for them to deliver more robust transport security outcomes thus minimising the threat to Australia from incoming aircraft and ships.

iii. Transport security inspections

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

Administered items
  • Aviation security enhancements
    - improving international aviation security
    - regional passenger screening

Program 2.1 Key performance indicators

The nature of the terrorist threat is that it can change at any time and this requires inherent responsiveness and flexibility in the preventive security regime. Understanding the threat and subsequent vulnerabilities created in the transport sector is the key to creating an effective preventive security regime.

The following key performance indicators, addressing key features of the program, measure the effectiveness of the program in meeting its objective.
Key performance indicators Year Target
Activity is underpinned by a sound understanding of the threat and security risk environment as it affects transport security. 2008-09 Revised budget Not applicable.
2009-10 Budget Sound understanding of threat and risk is demonstrated through the analysis of available intelligence and vulnerability indicators; appropriate action by the Department and industry to mitigate against new or emerging threats and the heightened likelihood of attacks; appropriate briefings and threat-related products by the Department to 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.
Policy and regulatory activity ensures that industry achieves effective and sustainable transport preventive security outcomes. 2008-09 Revised budget Not applicable.
2009-10 Budget Effective policy leads to timely changes in transport security legislation and facility level transport security plans/programs, provides a framework for preventive security mitigation measures, minimises unintended consequences for transport operators and can be implemented at the facility level/ operating environment in a flexible manner.

Effective regulatory activity is demonstrated by a high degree of compliance and enhanced security culture by industry operators, a reduction in transport security vulnerabilities with appropriate departmental compliance activity.
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.

The transport security context domestically and internationally is influenced to advance Australian interests.

2008-09 Revised budget Not applicable.
2009-10 Budget The Department works with international partners and bodies to improve international transport security frameworks and awareness, and works with other international regulators to develop effective preventive security measures in response to terrorist threats.

The Department incorporates international aviation and maritime agreements and utilises international best practice guidance materials within Australia's national transport preventive security regimes.

The Department works with other government agencies to develop nationally consistent surface and mass transport security outcomes, and to provide risk mitigation advice to transport critical infrastructure.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Subject to need.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.

Program 2.1 Expenses
The decline in expenses from 2008-09 to 2009-10 is due mainly to two administered items ceasing in 2008-09.


  2008-09
Revised
Budget
$'000
2009-10
Budget

$'000
2010-11
Forward
year 1
$'000
2011-12
Forward
year 2
$'000
2012-13
Forward
year 3
$'000
Annual administered expenses  
Aviation security enhancements 14 789 1 017 933 953 971
- checked baggage screening 10 048 0 0 0 0
- improving international aviation
security
414 121 22 22 23
- regional passenger screening 870 896 911 931 948
- screening for liquids, aerosols
and gels
3 457 0 0 0 0
Program support 77 957 66 383 61 426 58 137 58 394
Total program expenses 92 746 67 400 62 359 59 090 59 365

Program 2.1 Deliverables

The nature of the terrorist threat is that it can change at any time and this requires inherent responsiveness and flexibility in the preventive security regime. Providing outputs to meet this changing and developing context is challenging and is encompassed here through addressing key elements of each of the following: legislative reform, regulatory compliance activity, consultation with industry, transport security risk products for industry and management of administered items.

The following deliverables represent the goods and services produced and delivered by the program in meeting its objective.
Deliverables Year Target
Aviation security is addressed in the Government's Aviation Policy White Paper. 2008-09 Revised budget The security component of the Green Paper stimulates public and industry debate which informs transport security development and White Paper policy.
2009-10 Budget Submissions on the National Aviation Policy Statement will continue to inform transport security development initiatives.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Further development of White Paper policy initiatives.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
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. 2008-09 Revised budget Legislation and regulation development complies with Office of Best Practice Regulation standards.
2009-10 Budget Policy, legislation and regulation development complies with Office of Best Practice Regulation standards.
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.
Work with international regulators in targeted last ports of call locations to develop effective preventive security measures. 2008-09 Revised budget All 45 last ports of call subject to a LAGs targeted partial assessment.

Eight full international last port of call assessments.
2009-10 Budget Annual engagement with key regional regulators, international bodies and industry participants.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Target subject to requirement.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
Percentage of 'high risk' cases subject to compliance activity within 12 months. 2008-09 Revised budget 95%.
2009-10 Budget 95%.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Target subject to requirement and resources.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
Effective administration of regulatory approval processes. 2008-09 Revised budget Not applicable.
2009-10 Budget Regulatory responsibilities are met.
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.
Industry forums are consulted as required to inform policy and legislation development. 2008-09 Revised budget Consultation occurs at intervals not exceeding 12 months.

All stakeholder industry sectors are consulted.
2009-10 Budget All regulated industry sectors are consulted at intervals not exceeding 12 months.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Ongoing with timing subject to review.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
Sector specific risk context statements and transport security advisories reviewed and issued in a timely fashion to inform industry and Government preventive security measures. 2008-09 Revised budget 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.
2009-10 Budget Sectoral Risk Context Statements are produced and disseminated to industry within four months of receipt of a sectoral threat assessment.

Transport Security Advisories are issued within 7 days of receipt of significant intelligence or following a security incident with relevance to transport preventive security outcomes.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Target subject to review, requirement and resources.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
Inspector of Transport Security undertakes inquiries as directed by the Minister. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Reporting outcomes of inquiries to the Minister and Secretary in a reasonable timeframe as specified by the Minister. Inquiry, report and recommendations accepted by the Minister.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Not applicable.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Not applicable.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Not applicable.
Efficient and effective management of administered items. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Items are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, published guidelines and ANAO guidance.
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 2.2: Surface transport

Program 2.2 Objective

The Surface transport program contributes to Outcome 2 through activities which seek to improve the performance of the surface transport industry for the benefit of all Australians.

Components of Program 2.2

i. Tasmanian transport schemes

The Department will continue to administer schemes to address the transport disadvantages incurred by Tasmania as a result of the absence of land transport links to the mainland.

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.

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 be involved in international negotiations to facilitate the growth of maritime trade, including in the International Maritime Organization and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.

iv. Road transport policy


The Department will contribute to the effective progress of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and the Australian Transport Council (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 lead the production of a Regulatory Impact Statement investigating a national framework for heavy vehicle regulation to go forward to COAG. It will also play a key role in the implementation of any decision to establish a national framework under Commonwealth legislation. The Department will provide advice to the Government on the impacts of a national framework on the existing Federal Interstate Registration Scheme.

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 and will assist the development of an Australian Government response to the review.

vii. Environmental standards

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

viii. National Transport Strategy

The Department will continue to work towards the national transport vision agreed by the ATC, by working with States, Territories and industry on national elements of transport policy and operations. In particular, the Department is leading and/or coordinating critical regulatory reforms in the heavy vehicle, maritime and rail sectors that will improve the productivity and efficiency of national freight transport. The Department will also implement COAG's decision to establish a National Road Safety Council.

Administered Items
  • Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme
  • International Maritime Organization - contribution
  • Interstate Road Transport Fees
  • National Transport Commission
  • OECD Road Transport - contribution
  • Oil Pollution Compensation Fund
  • Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme
  • Tasmanian Wheat Freight Scheme
  • Payments to CAC Act bodies - AMSA

Program 2.2 Key performance indicators

In 2009-10, the Department will develop and implement a range of strategic policy initiatives and major reforms that will require significant guidance and direction from COAG and the Government.

The following key performance indicators, addressing key features of the program, measure the effectiveness of the program in meeting its objective.
Key performance indicators Year Target
Targeted transport regulatory reform initiatives are developed and progressed through COAG to enable single national systems of heavy vehicle registration and licensing regulation, maritime safety legislation and rail safety regulation and investigation. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget The COAG national reform agenda is actively progressed in conjunction with all state and territory governments.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Meet COAG and ATC timeframes. Commitment by jurisdictions to maintain integrity of current regulatory frameworks during transition stages to implementation.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Implementation of reforms.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Forward year 2 target.
Ensure the competitiveness and sustainability of Australian coastal shipping. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Develop policy position in response to House of Representatives Standing Committee recommendations.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Progress Government policy initiatives and reforms as appropriate.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
Policy advice is influential in COAG consideration to improve the environmental performance of the Australian new vehicle fleet. 2008-09 Revised budget Report prepared for ATC consideration in conjunction with Environment Protection and Heritage Council.
2009-10 Budget COAG consideration of a package of vehicle fuel efficiency measures designed to move Australia towards international best practice.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Implementation of agreed COAG recommendations. Increased consumer awareness. Reduction in CO2 emissions.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.

Program 2.2 Expenses

The increase in expenses from one year to the next is mainly due to the demand driven nature of the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme and Bass Strait Passenger Equalisation Scheme administered items and the changing profile of expenses for the Payments to CAC Act bodies - AMSA administered item.

  2008-09
Revised
Budget
$'000
2009-10
Budget

$'000
2010-11
Forward
year 1
$'000
2011-12
Forward
year 2
$'000
2012-13
Forward
year 3
$'000
Annual administered expenses  
Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle
Equalisation Scheme
34 436 35 000 35 800 36 500 37 500
International Maritime
Organization - contribution
271 279 292 292 292
National Transport Commission 2 769 2 810 2 879 2 937 3 011
OECD Road Transport
- contribution
43 43 43 43 43
Tasmanian Freight Equalisation
Scheme
111 300 117 900 122 700 127 600 132 700
Tasmanian Wheat Freight
Scheme
1 050 1 050 1 050 1 050 1 050
Payments to CAC Act bodies -
AMSA
113 491 116 177 131 521 134 520 138 092
Special Appropriation expenses  
Protection of the Sea (Oil
Pollution Compensation Fund)
Act 1996
3 856 4 500 1 000 1 000 1 000
Special Account expenses  
Interstate Road Transport fees -
(Interstate Road Transport
Special Account)
55 030 57 230 59 518 62 790 66 242
Program support 22 550 19 004 17 774 16 823 16 897
Total program expenses 344 796 353 993 372 577 383 555 396 827

Program 2.2 Deliverables
The following deliverables represent the goods and services produced and delivered by the program in meeting its objective.
Deliverables Year Target
ATC and COAG decisions on developing and implementing national approaches to heavy vehicle regulation, maritime safety and rail safety regulation and investigation are progressed. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing provision of advice also reflecting views of jurisdictions to ATC and COAG. Assist in the facilitation of decision making process by ATC Ministers.
2009-10 Budget Initiatives accurately reflect the views of jurisdictions and COAG decisions, and facilitate decision making by ATC Ministers.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Implement agreed actions.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
Provision of timely and robust advice on the development of the Government's response to the House of Representatives Review on Australia's coastal shipping policy and regulation. 2008-09 Revised budget Initial evidence provided to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.
2009-10 Budget Develop policy options in response to Committee recommendations. Implement agreed actions.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Implement agreed actions.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Implement agreed actions.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Not applicable.
Maintain the Green Vehicle Guide (GVG) website as the principal place for information on the environmental performance of new light vehicles in the Australian market place. 2008-09 Revised budget Positive email feedback. Increased web hits and citation of GVG ratings in elements of the media.
2009-10 Budget Positive email feedback. Increased web hits and citation of GVG ratings in elements of the media.
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.
COAG agreed measures on vehicle fuel efficiency and low emission vehicles are implemented in consultation with the States, Territories and key stakeholders. 2008-09 Revised budget Report prepared for ATC and Environment Protection and Heritage Council consideration.
2009-10 Budget Progress delivery of agreed reforms within agreed timeframes.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Develop and implement agreed COAG actions.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
Advise COAG on the outcomes of the independent review of the National Transport Commission (NTC) and associated recommendations. 2008-09 Revised budget Jurisdictional consultations with NTC Review Steering Committee conducted. Report provided to ATC for consideration and action.
2009-10 Budget Meet 2009 COAG timeframes and implement decisions.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Not applicable.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Not applicable.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Not applicable.
Government endorsed actions in response to the Review of Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport are implemented. 2008-09 Revised budget Review report finalised and submitted to Government for consideration.
2009-10 Budget Develop and implement agreed Government actions in consultation with key stakeholders. Meet Government timeframes and guidelines.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Implement agreed Government actions in consultation with key stakeholders. Meet Government timeframes and guidelines.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
Contribute to the development and implementation of international shipping conventions to protect the environment. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Ongoing international and domestic stakeholder engagement.

Development and implementation of legislation and regulations in line with agreed government policy and international conventions.
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.
Efficient and effective management of administered items. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Items are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, published guidelines and ANAO guidance.
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 2.3: Road safety

Program 2.3 Objective

The Road safety program contributes to the development of a safer road transport system by working to make vehicles and occupants safer, and drivers more informed.

Components of Program 2.3:

i. National road safety leadership

The Department will contribute to the development of informed road safety policies, and will work to influence road safety stakeholders, by collecting and disseminating up-to-date 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 implement COAG's decision to establish a National Road Safety Council.

ii. Driver training programs

The Department will assist the Australian Automobile Association to develop and implement keys2drive, 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 item seeks to improve the safety of school children by offering subsidies to eligible school bus operators in regional areas to equip their buses with seat belts. A subsidy of up to $25,000 per bus is available, for bus operators having a school bus service contract with a State/Territory Government on a recognised rural and regional route.

iv. Vehicle safety


The Government will continue to regulate standards for road vehicles first entering the Australian market, delivering levels of vehicle safety, environmental performance and anti-theft protection that are generally expected by the Australian community. The Department will provide the technical and administrative framework to enable assurance that those standards are met and assess and certify vehicles manufactured in, or entering Australia. The Department will also participate in international forums and research programs leading to harmonisation and development of standards.

Administered Items
  • keys2drive
  • National Road Safety Council - contribution
  • Seatbelts on regional school buses

Program 2.3 Key performance indicators
The following key performance indicators, addressing the key features of the program, measure the effectiveness of the program in meeting its objective.
Key performance indicators Year Target
Australia's motor vehicle safety standards are aligned with international standards. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Ongoing policies and legislation are sufficiently robust to enable a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible light and heavy vehicle sector.
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.
Road vehicles supplied to the Australian market meet appropriate safety, emissions, anti-theft and environmental standards. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Ongoing provision of technical and administrative framework.
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.
Contribute to the development of a safe road transport system. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Statistical analysis and information published is accurate and robust. Stakeholders are assisted to evaluate and improve transport safety outcomes.
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 2.3 Expenses

The increase in expenses from 2008-09 to 2009-10 is due to the changing profile of expenses for the administered items.

  2008-09
Revised
Budget
$'000
2009-10
Budget

$'000
2010-11
Forward
year 1
$'000
2011-12
Forward
year 2
$'000
2012-13
Forward
year 3
$'000
Annual administered expenses  
keys2drive 1 500 4 000 5 000 5 000 0
National Road Safety Council -
contribution
0 560 613 613 613
Seatbelts on regional school
buses
1 875 8 371 8 371 6 371 0
Program support 15 886 16 529 15 450 14 622 14 687
Total program expenses 19 261 29 460 29 434 26 606 15 300

Program 2.3 Deliverables
The following deliverables represent the goods and services produced and delivered by the program in meeting its objective.
Deliverables Year Target
The collection and publication of up-to-date national statistics on fatal road crashes:    
  • publish regular statistical bulletins on national road deaths
2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Updated statistics published within 2 weeks of the end of each month.
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.
  • undertake an annual national survey to monitor community attitudes, perceptions and behaviours on a wide range of road safety issues.
2008-09 Revised budget Develop and conduct survey. Analyse survey data. Disseminate survey data among stakeholders by December 2008.
2009-10 Budget Develop and conduct survey. Analyse survey data. Disseminate survey data among stakeholders by December 2009. Develop policy initiatives for government consideration. Implement government decisions as appropriate.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Develop and conduct survey. Analyse survey data. Disseminate survey data among stakeholders by December 2010.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Develop and conduct survey. Analyse survey data. Disseminate survey data among stakeholders by December 2011.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Develop and conduct survey. Analyse survey data. Disseminate survey data among stakeholders by December 2012.
Coordinate development of a draft National Road Safety Strategy for the Australian Transport Council (ATC). 2008-09 Revised budget Not applicable.
2009-10 Budget Draft strategy submitted to ATC by June 2010.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Action strategy initiatives as appropriate.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
Provide secretariat support for the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), including development of a 2009-10 work program for ATC consideration. 2008-09 Revised budget NRSC established by June 2009.
2009-10 Budget Work program submitted to ATC in early 2009-10.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Ongoing Secretariat support.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
The assessment and certification of road vehicles in Australia.    
Vehicle certification arrangements    
  • number of vehicle certification approvals
2008-09 Revised budget 3,400
2009-10 Budget 3,400
2010-11 Forward year 1 3,400
2011-12 Forward year 2 3,400
2012-13 Forward year 3 3,400
  • percentage of approvals within 32 days (service charter)
2008-09 Revised budget 100%
2009-10 Budget 100%
2010-11 Forward year 1 100%
2011-12 Forward year 2 100%
2012-13 Forward year 3 100%
  • number of audits of vehicle production and/or test facilities
2008-09 Revised budget 50
2009-10 Budget 50
2010-11 Forward year 1 50
2011-12 Forward year 2 50
2012-13 Forward year 3 50
  • applications for inclusion on the Register of Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicles are assessed and concluded
2008-09 Revised budget 72
2009-10 Budget 70
2010-11 Forward year 1 70
2011-12 Forward year 2 70
2012-13 Forward year 3 70
Registered Automotive Workshop Scheme    
  • number of workshop inspections
2008-09 Revised budget 200
2009-10 Budget 200
2010-11 Forward year 1 200
2011-12 Forward year 2 200
2012-13 Forward year 3 200
  • proportion of workshop inspections completed in six weeks
2008-09 Revised budget 85%
2009-10 Budget 85%
2010-11 Forward year 1 85%
2011-12 Forward year 2 85%
2012-13 Forward year 3 85%
  • proportion of evidence examinations completed within 20 working days
2008-09 Revised budget 85%
2009-10 Budget 85%
2010-11 Forward year 1 85%
2011-12 Forward year 2 85%
2012-13 Forward year 3 85%
  • number of used vehicle import plates issued
2008-09 Revised budget 7,200
2009-10 Budget 7,200
2010-11 Forward year 1 7,200
2011-12 Forward year 2 7,200
2012-13 Forward year 3 7,200
Vehicle imports applications    
  • number of applications processed
2008-09 Revised budget 16,000
2009-10 Budget 16,000
2010-11 Forward year 1 16,000
2011-12 Forward year 2 16,000
2012-13 Forward year 3 16,000
  • proportion processed within 17 working days (approvals/refusals)
2008-09 Revised budget 90%
2009-10 Budget 90%
2010-11 Forward year 1 90%
2011-12 Forward year 2 90%
2012-13 Forward year 3 90%
Safety and investigations  

 

  • number of safety investigations
2008-09 Revised budget 100
2009-10 Budget 100
2010-11 Forward year 1 100
2011-12 Forward year 2 100
2012-13 Forward year 3 100
  • number of recalls monitored
2008-09 Revised budget 170
2009-10 Budget 170
2010-11 Forward year 1 170
2011-12 Forward year 2 170
2012-13 Forward year 3 170
Efficient and effective management of administered items. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Items are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, published guidelines and ANAO guidance.
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.
The following specific administered item deliverables represent the goods and services produced and delivered by the program in meeting its objective.
Specific administered item deliverables Year Target
Facilitate the continuing development and delivery of the keys2drive education program for learner drivers. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Assist the Australian Automobile Association in the development of the program.
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.
The number of school buses equipped with seatbelts for students in rural and regional areas are increased as a consequence of the Seatbelts on regional school buses administered item. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Applications are processed and buses are fitted or retrofitted within specified guidelines.
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 Not applicable.

Program 2.4: Air transport

Program 2.4 Objective

The Air transport program 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 Program 2.4:


Through Program 2.4 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 a National Aviation Policy White Paper

The Department will support the Government's development of a National Aviation Policy White Paper as a comprehensive statement of aviation policy, building on the policy directions and initiatives presented in the National Aviation Policy Green Paper released in December 2008. The White Paper 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 work with 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 an evolving aviation environment. The Department will also support the continued alignment of Australia's aviation framework with international practice through active membership of the International Civil Aviation Organization and bilateral cooperation. The Department will support Government initiatives to assist other countries, including Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific nations, to continue to improve the safety and efficiency of aviation in the region. During 2009-10, the Department will advise the Government on newly implemented governance arrangements for aviation safety agencies, and assist the Civil Aviation Safety Authority to implement enhancements to its safety oversight capacity announced in the Green Paper. The Department will provide advice to the Government on the development of a national air traffic management policy as outlined in the Green Paper.

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 21 leased federal airports are managed effectively and regulates these airports in accordance with all relevant legislation. It delivers an administered item that reimburse parking fines to airport lessees at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Gold Coast, Townsville, Hobart and Launceston airports. The Department delivers administered items that ameliorate the impact of aviation operations on adjacent communities and will establish the previously announced new administered item 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 Items
  • Airport Lessee Companies - reimbursement of parking fines
  • Compensation for the sale of airport land
  • Fort Street High School - noise insulation(a)
  • Implementation of noise amelioration for Adelaide and Sydney Airports
  • International Civil Aviation Organization - contribution
  • Payment scheme for Airservices Australia's en route charges
  • Remote Aerodrome Safety
  • Sydney West Airport - rental properties
  • Payments to CAC Act bodies - CASA
Linked to:

Following the Council of Australian Governments' federal financial framework reforms, the Treasury is appropriated for the National Partnership Payment components that were previously a part of the Fort Street High School - noise insulation administered item. Please see Treasury's program information relating to the National Partnership payments to the States program in their Portfolio Budget Statements for financial information. These payments became part of the Treasury program from 1 July 2009.

Notes:

  1. Effective 1 January 2009 the Treasury is appropriated for payments to and through State and Territories for National Partnership payments. Further information on this program can be found in Treasury's Portfolio Budget Statement program information.
Program 2.4 Key performance indicators

The following key performance indicators, addressing key features of the program, measure the effectiveness of the program in meeting its objective.
Key performance indicators Year Target
Policy advice is influential in the Government's response to current and emerging international and domestic aviation industry issues. 2008-09 Revised budget Briefing advice is agreed or noted by Government.
2009-10 Budget Draft White Paper is endorsed by Government.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Briefing advice is agreed or noted by Government.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
Aviation regulation, policies and administered items effectively support future investment in safe, efficient and environmentally responsible aviation infrastructure. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Ongoing investment in infrastructure by government agencies and 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.

Program 2.4 Expenses

The decline in expenses from 2010-11 to 2011-12 is due to two administered items ceasing in 2010-11.

  2008-09
Revised
Budget
$'000
2009-10
Budget

$'000
2010-11
Forward
year 1
$'000
2011-12
Forward
year 2
$'000
2012-13
Forward
year 3
$'000
Annual administered expenses(a)  
Airport Lessee Companies -
reimbursement of parking fines
1 500 1 500 1 500 1 500 1 500
Implementation of noise
amelioration
1 245 5 675 5 625 0 0
- Adelaide Airport 300 5 100 5 050 0 0
- Sydney Airport 945 575 575 0 0
International Civil Aviation
Organization - contribution
1 525 1 601 1 601 1 601 1 601
Payment scheme for Airservices
Australia's en route charges
6 157 6 000 6 000 6 000 1 000
Remote Aerodrome Safety 6 218 7 000 6 000 0 0
Sydney West Airport - rental
properties
2 284 2 353 2 353 2 353 2 353
Payments to CAC Act bodies -
CASA
123 993 127 715 128 522 133 134 138 046
Depreciation and amortisation 1 054 1 054 1 054 1 054 1 054
Program support 37 614 36 804 33 972 32 153 32 296
Total program expenses 181 590 189 702 186 627 177 795 177 850
  1. Excludes expenses for the Fort Street High School - noise insulation administered item for payments made to and through the States and Territories by Treasury from 1 January 2009 (refer to Table 1.3 in Section 1).
Program 2.4 Deliverables

The following deliverables represent the goods and services produced and delivered by the program in meeting its objective.
Deliverables Year Target
Aviation industry operates within a clear and robust regulatory framework. New aviation safety agency governance arrangements implemented. 2008-09 Revised budget New aviation safety governance framework in place.
2009-10 Budget Aviation White Paper completed. Finalise review of air carriers liability. Smooth and effective introduction of new governance arrangements for aviation safety agencies.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Further implementation of directions identified in Aviation White Paper.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
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. 2008-09 Revised budget Not applicable.
2009-10 Budget 10 sets of air services talks with key countries.
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.
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. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Master and Major Development Plans assessed in accordance with legislative requirements.
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.
Aviation environmental impact on communities including aircraft noise is monitored, to ensure operator compliance with airport curfews; implementation of Government's noise amelioration programs (Adelaide and Fort Street); and appropriate noise disclosure in Airport Master Plans. 2008-09 Revised budget Not applicable.
2009-10 Budget Dispensation reports tabled; successful prosecution of curfew breaches; insulation expenditure recouped through industry levy in timely manner; stakeholders informed of noise impacts in Master Plans.
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.
Efficient and effective management of administered items. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Items are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, published guidelines and ANAO guidance.
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.
The following specific administered item deliverables represent the goods and services produced and delivered by the program in meeting its objective.
Specific administered item deliverables Year Target
Air access to regional and remote communities is supported. (Payment scheme for Airservices Australia's en route charges and Remote Aerodrome Safety). 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Costs for airlines providing regular public and/or aeromedical services to regional areas reduced. Safety of airstrips improved.
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.

Outcome 3: Coordinated community infrastructure and services in rural, regional and local government areas through financial assistance.

Outcome 3 Strategy

Outcome 3 is delivered through the following programs:

3.1 Regional development

3.2 Local government

Regional, rural and remote Australia accounts for over one-third of the population and two-thirds of Australia's export income. Australia's regions have made, and continue to make, a major contribution to Australia's economy and way of life. Australia's future prosperity and well-being depends to a significant degree on the strength of its regions and fulfilment of their potential.

During 2009-10 and forward years, the Department will continue to advise on and lead national efforts to address regional and local government issues, by:

  • delivering a range of administered items and policy advice to support the sustainable development of self reliant and resilient communities;
  • continuing to strengthen networks between the Commonwealth and local government; and
  • delivering Financial Assistance Grants to Local Governments.

Major new initiatives during 2009-10, which will continue into the forward years, include:

  • the delivery of further targeted funding to local communities through the Community Infrastructure Program;
  • implementing key components of the Australian Government's $650.0m Jobs Fund. Under the Jobs Fund the Department will deliver the $150.0m Jobs Fund - Infrastructure Employment Projects component over two years and the $40.0m Jobs Fund - Bike paths component over the Budget year as part of the Local Jobs stream of Jobs Fund;
  • provision to the Government by December 2009 of the final report of the Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce;
  • the implementation of the East Kimberley Development Package; and
  • upgrading 18 indigenous airstrips in the Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme under the Remote Aviation Infrastructure Fund.

In delivering the Outcome 3 programs the Department will consult extensively with relevant stakeholders including local communities, state, territory and local governments and industry.

Outcome 3 budgeted expenses and resource

Table 2.3 provides an overview of the total expenses for Outcome 3, by program.

Table 2.3: Budgeted expenses and resources for Outcome 3

Contributions to Outcome 3

Program 3.1: Regional development
Program 3.1 Objective

The Regional development program contributes to Outcome 3 through a range of regionally focussed stakeholder consultation and engagement, research, policy development, and administered item delivery activities, including through support for the Office of Northern Australia.

Components of Program 3.1:

i. Supporting sustainable development

The Department administers the following items in order to target opportunities for economic and social participation by, variously, improving access to services, assisting local councils to deliver infrastructure projects, helping communities to plan for sustainable futures and supporting structural adjustment:

  • Regional Development Australia (RDA): engaging with states, territories, local government and regional communities to promote regional planning; promoting economic development initiatives; and providing advice to Government on issues affecting, and opportunities for, regional Australia.
  • Jobs Fund: supporting and creating jobs and skill development through projects that build community infrastructure and social capital in local communities.
  • Better Regions: delivering the Government's 2007 election commitments by implementing important community and social infrastructure projects identified by local communities as priority investments for their regions.
  • Regional Partnerships: which funds projects that address specific regional needs.
  • Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme: which supports 239 remote communities by subsidising a weekly air service for the carriage of passengers and essential freight to remote areas which would otherwise not receive such a service.
  • Remote Aviation Infrastructure Fund: which will upgrade 18 indigenous aerodromes under the Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme to Regular Public Transport standard.
ii. The Office of Northern Australia

The Office of Northern Australia provides advice to the Minister and Parliamentary Secretary on achieving sustainable development outcomes, and improved coordination - between governments, business, and communities - on issues affecting Northern Australia. While the East Kimberley Development Package will mostly be directly implemented by the Western Australian Government in cooperation with counterpart Australian Government portfolios, the Office of Northern Australia is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Package.

Administered Items
  • Better Regions
  • East Kimberley Development Package
  • Jobs Fund - Infrastructure Employment Projects
  • Jobs Fund - Bike paths
  • Regional and Rural Research and Development Grants
  • Regional Development Australia committees
  • Regional Partnerships
  • Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme
  • Remote Aviation Infrastructure Fund

Program 3.1 Key performance indicators
The following key performance indicators, addressing key features of the program, measure the effectiveness of the program in meeting its objective.
Key performance indicators Year Target
Engagement with State, Territory, local government and regional communities to facilitate sustainable economic and social development. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget RDA has a credible role within Australia's regions.
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.
Access to air services for remote communities is maintained or improved. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Funded projects are completed and the Department manages all projects funded by the Government in accordance with contracted requirements.
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.
Policy advice informs, and provides direction to the Government about key areas of need in regional Australia. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Policy and administered items are developed and implemented to address regional needs.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Policy and administered items are developed and implemented with sustainable targets that meet the region's needs.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
Policies and administered items promote and support the sustainable development of Northern Australia. 2008-09 Revised budget Not applicable.
2009-10 Budget Delivery of final report of the Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce by December 2009.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Efficient, effective and timely implementation of the East Kimberley Development Package.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.

Program 3.1 Expenses
The fluctuation in expenses from one year to the next is due mainly to the changing profile of expenses for some administered items and the ceasing of several administered items over the years 2008-09 to 2010-11.

2008-09
Revised
Budget
$'000
2009-10
Budget

$'000
2010-11
Forward
year 1
$'000
2011-12
Forward
year 2
$'000
2012-13
Forward
year 3
$'000
Annual administered expenses          
Better Regions 19 000 65 493 91 533 0 0
East Kimberley development package 16 400 178 800 0 0 0
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal 500 0 0 0 0
Jobs Fund - Infrastructure Employment Projects 0 76 347 67 886 0 0
Jobs Fund - Bike paths 0 37 950 0 0 0
Regional and Rural Research and Development Grants 128 228 228 228 228
Regional Development Australia committees 17 361 14 704 14 936 15 250 15 539
Regional Partnerships 42 547 27 511 0 0 0
Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme 8 300 12 198 11 088 11 320 11 535
Remote Aviation Infrastructure Fund 0 2 789 0 0 0
Sustainable Regions 705 0 0 0 0
Program support 31 924 34 676 32 154 30 419 30 553
Total program expenses 136 865 450 696 217 825 57 217 57 855

Program 3.1 Deliverables
The following deliverables represent the goods and services produced and delivered by the program in meeting its objective.
Deliverables Year Target
Provide advice to the Government concerning Northern Australia issues. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Advice as required to the satisfaction of the Minister and Parliamentary Secretary.
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.
Provide secretariat, funding and other support to the Northern Australia Land and Water Task Force to enable delivery to the Government by December 2009 of the Task Force final report. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Delivery of the Taskforce final report in accordance with the terms of reference.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Not applicable.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Not applicable.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Not applicable.
Coordinate delivery of the East Kimberley Development Package and other administered items as required by the Government.
2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Coordination of efficient, effective and timely delivery of the package.
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.
Enhance awareness of Northern Australia issues - including via better statistics, an enhanced website providing information to and about Northern Australia, and sponsorship and/or hosting of awareness-raising events in the region. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Publication of Statistical Compendium, an enhanced website and association with suitable events in Northern Australia.
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.
Regional development objectives are supported through the effective and efficient delivery of administered items. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Delivery of administered items consistent with guidelines and the Government's accountability requirements.
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.
Coordination of regional development policy and items, engagement with regional communities, management of administered items and policy advice to Government. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Policy and administered items are developed and implemented to meet regional needs.
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.
Involvement in government committees and other forums so as to put forward issues relevant to Northern Australia and enhance alignment of the Government's policies and program delivery. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Involvement in government committees and other forums.
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.
Efficient and effective management of administered items. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Items are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, published guidelines and ANAO guidance.
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 3.2: Local government

Program 3.2 Objective

The Local government program contributes to Outcome 3 by providing advice to the Government on local government issues and delivering components as follows:

Components of Program 3.2:

i. Assisting Local Governments to provide residents with an equitable level of services through:

  • administration of the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act, 1995;
  • provision of the Local Government Financial Assistance Grants;
  • targeted funding initiatives that address priority infrastructure needs and contributes to well-being for local communities;
  • delivery of the Community Infrastructure Program as part of the Australian Government's Nation Building - Economic Stimulus Plan; and
  • providing Supplementary Funding to South Australian councils to offset the disadvantage to these councils under the distribution of the Local Government Financial Assistance Grants identified for local roads.

ii. Strengthening the role of local government through:

  • facilitating commonwealth and local government engagement on matters of national significance through annual meetings of the Australian Council of Local Government (ACLG);
  • consulting with local government stakeholders and state and territory governments on a process for constitutional recognition of local government;
  • building capacity in local government through the establishment and operation of the Centre of Excellence for Local Government;
  • promoting best practice local government service delivery through the National Awards for Local Government (NALG); and
  • supporting the Local Government and Planning Ministers' Council.

Administered Items

  • Community Infrastructure Program
  • Local Government Financial Assistance Grants
  • Supplementary funding to South Australian councils for local roads

Program 3.2 Key performance indicators
The following key performance indicators, addressing key features of the program, measure the effectiveness of the program in meeting its objective.
Key performance indicators Year Target
Deliver policy advice on local government matters that supports the Government's agenda and builds capacity in local government to meet new or emerging challenges. 2008-09 Revised budget The advice is used to support the Government's initiatives.
2009-10 Budget The advice is used to support the Government's initiatives and local government responds to emerging challenges and pursues better practice initiatives.
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.
Implement items that enhance the capacity of local government to manage their infrastructure and financial planning responsibilities, through best practice governance arrangements and targeted investment. 2008-09 Revised budget Increasing uptake by the local government sector of appropriate financial management systems.
2009-10 Budget Local government increases its capacity to plan and manage investment.
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 3.2 Expenses
The fluctuation in expenses from one year to the next is due to three programs ceasing over the years 2008-09 to 2010-11 and the impact on the Local Government Financial Assistance Grants administered item of indexation factors and the acceleration to 2008-09 the first quarter payment of 2009-10.

2008-09
Revised
Budget
$'000
2009-10
Budget

$'000
2010-11
Forward
year 1
$'000
2011-12
Forward
year 2
$'000
2012-13
Forward
year 3
$'000
Annual administered expenses          
Community Infrastructure Program 490 000 311 780 0 0 0
Establishment of a local government centre of excellence 8 000 0 0 0 0
Supplementary funding to South Australian councils for local roads 14 267 14 827 15 473 0 0
Special Appropriation expenses          
Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995 2 351 298 1 439 092 2 015 845 2 091 439 2 180 952
Program support 11 933 13 477 12 471 11 798 11 850
Total program expenses 2 875 498 1 779 176 2 043 789 2 103 237 2 192 802

Program 3.2 Deliverables
The following deliverables represent the goods and services produced and delivered by the program in meeting its objective.
Deliverables Year Target
Community Infrastructure Program funding provided to local government as part of the Nation Building - Economic Stimulus Plan. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Ensure that projects that received funding are delivered on time and on budget.
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.
National Awards for Local Government - the NALG are characterised by higher levels of participation, increased prestige and opportunities for showcasing innovation and best practice. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Participation rates increase to enhance quality and competitiveness of awards.
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.
Support for Local Government and Planning Minister's Council meetings. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Meetings held once a year that promote nationally consistent approaches to local government and planning matters.
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.
Annual meeting of the ACLG - the ACLG meets annually to address issues of national significance and develop strategies and policies to meet emerging challenges. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Meetings address nationally significant issues affecting local government.
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.
The Centre of Excellence for Local Government is established and commences operations - the Centre builds capacity through the delivery of a range of programs to local government and to contribute to the public policy debate on local government operations and showcases best practice initiatives. 2008-09 Revised budget Conduct a competitive process to identify
2009-10 Budget Centre for Excellence established and commenced operation.
2010-11 Forward year 1 Makes contribution to local government capacity.
2011-12 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
2012-13 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Forward year 1 target.
Efficient and effective management of administered items. 2008-09 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2009-10 Budget target.
2009-10 Budget Items are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, published guidelines and ANAO guidance.
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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