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Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

Section 1: Agency overview and resources

1.1: Strategic direction

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government (the Department) is accountable to the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, the Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government and the Parliamentary Secretary for Western and Northern Australia.

The Department contributes to the well-being of all Australians by delivering a range of programs that support the following three outcomes:

Outcome 1 Improved infrastructure across Australia through investment in and coordination of transport and other infrastructure.
Outcome 2 An efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system for all transport users through regulation, financial assistance and safety investigations.
Outcome 3 Coordinated community infrastructure and services in rural, regional and local government areas through financial assistance.

The programs associated with each outcome are shown in Figure 2.1 within Section 2 of this document.

The Department's strategic direction is essentially unchanged from that published in the 2009-10 Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS).

1.2: Agency resource statement

The Agency Resource Statement details the resourcing for the Department at Additional Estimates. Table 1.1 shows the total resourcing available from all sources for the 2009-10 Budget year, including variations through Appropriation Bills No. 3 and No. 4, special appropriations and special accounts.

Table 1.1: Agency resource statement - additional estimates for 2009-10 as at Additional Estimates November 2009

1.3: Agency measures table

Table 1.2 summarises new Government measures taken since the 2009-10 Budget. The table is split into revenue, expense and capital measures, with the affected program identified.

Table 1.2: Agency measures since Budget

1.4: Additional estimates and variations

Table 1.3: Variations to appropriations

1.5: Breakdown of additional estimates by appropriation bill

The following tables detail the Additional Estimates sought for the Department through Appropriation Bills No. 3 and No. 4.

Table 1.4: Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2009-10

Table 1.5: Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2009-10

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