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Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

Section 2: Revisions to agency outcomes and planned performance

2.1: Resources 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.

The Department's current outcome and program structure remains unchanged from that published in the 2009-10 Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS), refer to Figure 2.1.

Where applicable, changes to performance information are described in this section by reference to the relevant program.

Figure 2.1: Outcome and program structure

Figure 2.1: Outcome and program  structure

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 in the 2009-10 PBS. The following changes to the list of administered items as published in the 2009-10 PBS has occurred since Budget:

New administered items:

  • Local Government Reform Fund (Program 3.2)

Changes to the title of administered items:

  • Nation Building Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity (previously Nation Building Heavy Vehicle Safety) (Program 1.1)
  • Nation Building Off-Network Projects (previously Nation Building Strategic Regional) (Program 1.1)
  • Nation Building Off-Network - supplementary (previously Nation Building Strategic Regional - supplementary) (Program 1.1)
  • Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (previously Community Infrastructure Program) (Program 3.2)
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

The strategy for Outcome 1 is unchanged from that published in the 2009-10 PBS.

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

The objective, key performance indicators and deliverables for Program 1.1 are unchanged from that published in the 2009-10 PBS.

Program 1.1 Expenses
The significant change in expenses from 2008-09 to 2009-10 is due mainly to the transfer to the 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
Actual

$'000
2009-10
Revised
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) 4 210 331 633 491 684 125 697 471 705 870
- 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 and Productivity(b)
10 000 0 0 0 0
- Nation Building Roads to
Recovery
354 986 350 000 350 000 350 000 350 000
- Nation Building Off-Network
Projects(c)
99 719 42 034 29 205 12 501 0
- Nation Building Off-Network
- supplementary(d,e)
65 881 131 879 0 0 0
- Nation Building Improving local
roads(e)
78 681 5 070 0 0 0
- Nation Building Improving the
National Network(e)
852 770 0 0 0 0
- Nation Building funding for road
projects other than under the
AusLink (National Land
Transport) Act 2005
219 0 0 0 0
Management of residual issues
of former Australian National
Railway Commission
63 486 0 0 0
Special Account expenses  
Nation Building Plan for the
Future (Building Australia
Fund Infrastructure Portfolio
Special Account)
1 005 000 271 000 893 700 1 458 600 1 669 400
Program support 22 759 23 836 22 548 21 969 21 883
Total program expenses 5 238 153 928 813 1 600 373 2 178 040 2 397 153

Notes:
(a) Excludes expenses relating to payments made to and through the States and Territories by the Treasury from 1 January 2009.
(b) This administered item was previously named Nation Building Heavy Vehicle Safety.
(c) This administered item was previously named Nation Building Strategic Regional.
(d) This administered item was previously named Nation Building Strategic Regional - supplementary.
(e) Excludes expenses relating to prepayments reported by the Treasury from 1 July 2009 associated with prior year payments made to and through the States and Territories.

Program 1.2: Infrastructure investment coordination

The objective, key performance indicators and deliverables for Program 1.2 are unchanged from that published in the 2009-10 PBS.

Program 1.2 Expenses
  2008-09
Actual

$'000
2009-10
Revised
Budget
$'000
2010-11
Forward
year 1
$'000
2011-12
Forward
year 2
$'000
2012-13
Forward
year 3
$'000
Program support 8 096 9 048 9 013 8 991 9 183
Total program expenses 8 096 9 048 9 013 8 991 9 183
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

The strategy for Outcome 2 is unchanged from that published in the 2009-10 PBS.

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

The objective, key performance indicators and deliverables for Program 2.1 are unchanged from that published in the 2009-10 PBS.

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
Actual

$'000
2009-10
Revised
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 13 876 1 060 953 969 986
- checked baggage screening 9 632 0 0 0 0
- improving international aviation
security
311 164 42 42 43
- increased air cargo inspections 3 0 0 0 0
- regional passenger screening 742 896 911 927 943
- screening for liquids, aerosols
and gels
3 188 0 0 0 0
Program support 79 399 68 070 66 693 65 636 65 771
Total program expenses 93 275 69 130 67 646 66 605 66 757
Program 2.2: Surface transport

The objective, key performance indicators and deliverables for Program 2.2 are unchanged from that published in the 2009-10 PBS.

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
Actual

$'000
2009-10
Revised
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
35 060 35 700 36 400 37 200 38 000
International Maritime
Organization - contribution
271 260 271 271 271
National Transport Commission 2 743 2 837 2 891 2 955 3 022
OECD Road Transport
- contribution
40 39 41 43 44
Tasmanian Freight Equalisation
Scheme
109 419 120 400 127 600 132 700 138 000
Tasmanian Wheat Freight
Scheme
319 1 050 1 050 1 050 1 050
Payments to CAC Act bodies -
AMSA
50 742 50 316 51 190 52 289 53 372
Special Appropriation expenses  
Australian Maritime Safety
Authority Act 1990(a)
67 400 65 861 80 331 82 231 84 720
Protection of the Sea (Oil
Pollution Compensation Fund)
Act 1996
3 921 0 4 000 1 000 1 000
Special Account expenses  
Interstate Road Transport fees -
(Interstate Road Transport
Special Account)
54 741 57 230 59 518 62 790 66 242
Program support 17 772 15 570 13 510 12 374 12 647
Total program expenses 342 428 349 263 376 802 384 903 398 368

Notes:
(a) Relates to appropriation for CAC Act bodies which is provided through the Department.

Program 2.3: Road safety

The objective, key performance indicators and deliverables for Program 2.3 are unchanged from that published in the 2009-10 PBS.

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
Actual

$'000
2009-10
Revised
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
1 194 8 371 8 371 6 371 0
Program support 18 669 18 198 18 091 16 457 16 741
Total program expenses 21 363 31 129 32 075 28 441 17 354
Program 2.4: Air transport

The objective, key performance indicators and deliverables for Program 2.4 are unchanged from that published in the 2009-10 PBS.

Program 2.4 Expenses
The decline in expenses from 2009-10 to 2011-12 is due to two administered items ceasing in 2010-11 and the changing profile of expenses for the Payments to CAC Act bodies - CASA administered item.
  2008-09
Actual

$'000
2009-10
Revised
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
277 1 500 1 500 1 500 1 500
Implementation of noise
amelioration for Adelaide and
Sydney Airports
276 5 675 5 625 0 0
International Civil Aviation
Organization - contribution
1 525 1 490 1 489 1 489 1 489
Payment scheme for Airservices
Australia's en route charges
4 664 6 000 6 000 6 000 1 000
Remote Aerodrome Safety 5 049 7 169 7 000 0 0
Sydney West Airport - rental
properties
2 268 2 353 2 353 2 353 2 353
Payments to CAC Act bodies -
CASA
45 881 50 125 42 772 42 743 42 760
Depreciation and amortisation 1 062 1 062 1 062 1 062 1 062
Special Appropriation expenses  
Aviation Fuel Revenues (Special
Appropriation) Act 1988(b)
78 253 77 947 82 602 87 552 92 811
Program support 37 862 39 044 33 921 32 808 32 566
Total program expenses 177 117 192 365 184 324 175 507 175 541

Notes:
(a) Excludes expenses for the Fort Street High School - noise insulation administered item for payments made to and through the States and Territories by the Treasury from 1 January 2009.
(b) Relates to appropriation for CAC Act bodies which is provided through the Department.

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

The strategy for Outcome 3 is unchanged from that published in the 2009-10 PBS.

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

The objective, key performance indicators and deliverables for Program 3.1 are unchanged from that published in the 2009-10 PBS.

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
Actual

$'000
2009-10
Revised
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 23 104 61 389 91 533 0 0
East Kimberley Development
Package(a)
0 13 240 4 060 0 0
Foundation for Rural and
Regional Renewal
500 0 0 0 0
Jobs Fund - Infrastructure
Employment Projects(a)
0 60 847 52 886 0 0
Jobs Fund - Bike paths 0 37 950 0 0 0
Regional and Rural Research
and Development Grants
125 228 228 228 228
Regional Development Australia
committees
17 437 15 001 14 936 15 189 15 461
Regional Partnerships 45 411 23 922 0 0 0
Remote Air Services Subsidy
Scheme
5 726 12 198 11 088 11 275 11 477
Remote Aviation Infrastructure
Fund
0 2 789 0 0 0
Sustainable Regions 940 0 0 0 0
Program support 27 264 28 846 24 751 22 073 22 230
Total program expenses 120 507 256 410 199 482 48 765 49 396

Notes:
(a) Excludes expenses for payments made to and through the States and Territories by the Treasury from 1 January 2009.

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 Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program as part of the Australian Government's Nation Building - Economic Stimulus Plan;
  • delivery of the Local Government Reform Fund to support reforms in local government, including asset and financial management and collaboration; 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

  • Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program
  • Local Government Financial Assistance Grants
  • Local Government Reform Fund
  • 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 assist local government's respond to emerging challenges and pursue 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 their finances and 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.
Program 3.2 Expenses
The fluctuation in expenses from one year to the next is due to four 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
Actual

$'000
2009-10
Revised
Budget
$'000
2010-11
Forward
year 1
$'000
2011-12
Forward
year 2
$'000
2012-13
Forward
year 3
$'000
Annual administered expenses  
Regional and Local Community
Infrastructure Program(a)
479 990 469 289 72 500 0 0
Establishment of a local
government centre of excellence
8 000 0 0 0 0
Local Government Reform Fund(b) 0 500 500 0 0
Supplementary funding to South
Australian councils for local
roads
14 267 14 821 15 409 0 0
Special Appropriation expenses  
Local Government (Financial
Assistance) Act 1995
2 351 297 1 448 835 2 016 055 2 097 302 2 179 727
Program support 15 189 15 152 9 181 5 497 5 435
Total program expenses 2 868 743 1 948 597 2 113 645 2 102 799 2 185 162

Notes:
(a) This administered item was previously named Community Infrastructure Program.
(b) Excludes expenses for payments made to and through the States and Territories by the Treasury from 1 January 2009.

Program 3.2 Deliverables
The deliverables for Program 3.2 are unchanged from that published in the 2009-10 PBS.

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