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Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Section 2: Outcomes and planned performance

2.1: Outcomes and performance information

Government outcomes are the intended results, impacts or consequences of actions by the Government on the Australian community.  Commonwealth programs are the primary vehicle by which government agencies achieve the intended results of their outcome statements.  Agencies are required to identify the programs which contribute to Government outcomes over the Budget and forward years.

Each outcome is described below together with its related programs, specifying the performance indicators and targets used to assess and monitor the performance of AMSA in achieving Government outcomes.

Figure 2.1: AMSA's Outcome, Programs and Divisions

Figure 2.1: AMSA's Outcome, Programs and Divisions
Outcome 1: Minimise the risk of shipping incidents and pollution in Australian waters through ship safety and environment protection regulation and services and maximise people saved from maritime and aviation incidents through search and rescue coordination.

Figure 2.1 summarises the relationship between AMSA's outcome, AMSA's program, subprograms and the involvement of AMSA's Divisions in delivering each subprogram.

AMSA's Program: Seafarer and ship safety, environment protection and search and rescue is divided into two subprograms:

Subprogram 1.1: Seafarer and ship safety and environment protection aims to achieve the first part of AMSA's Outcome: Minimising the risk of shipping incidents and pollution in Australian waters through ship safety and environment protection regulation and services.

Subprogram 1.2: Search and rescue aims to achieve the second part of AMSA's Outcome: Maximising the number of people saved from maritime and aviation incidents through search and rescue coordination.

Outcome 1 Strategy

AMSA is focusing in 2010-11 on the implementation of the following strategies in the two key operational areas, which correspond to AMSA's two subprograms:

1.   Seafarer and ship safety and environment protection (Subprogram 1.1)

Seafarer and ship safety

  • enhancing seafarer safety and awareness at sea;
  • providing a network of aids to navigation, including an Under Keel Clearance Management System in the Torres Strait;
  • identifying and deterring unseaworthy and substandard ships operating in Australian waters;
  • developing strategies to mitigate the impact of an increasing level of shipping in environmentally sensitive areas such as the north west of Australia;
  • providing a system of seafarer training and certification that is structured to support industry growth;
  • enhancing Australia's maritime safety regulatory system consistent with international standards;
  • providing an effective enforcement regime for ship safety within the Commonwealth jurisdiction;
  • promoting a maritime safety culture;
  • influencing the development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of international ship safety standards; and
  • maximising technological advancements to improve ship safety.

Environment protection

  • providing an effective ship safety program that would reduce the likelihood of shipping incidents that could impact the environment;
  • providing pollution response services consistent with international obligations, regional arrangements and Inter-Government Agreements;
  • collaborating with stakeholders to undertake a review of the National Plan to Combat Pollution of the Sea by Oil and Other Noxious and Hazardous Substances;
  • providing timely and appropriate response to marine casualties;
  • enhancing Australia's maritime environment protection and compensation regulatory system consistent with international standards;
  • influencing the development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of international environment protection standards, and the operation of international liability and compensation schemes;
  • providing effective enforcement and compensation regimes;
  • progressing strategic management and operational issues through relevant forums and stakeholder groups;
  • promoting effective co-operation arrangements for pollution prevention and cleanup;
  • promoting effective public awareness campaigns; and
  • maximising technological advancements to improve our marine pollution response capabilities.

2.   Search and rescue (Subprogram 1.2)

  • coordinating maritime and aviation search and rescue services;
  • cooperating with Police and Defence search and rescue authorities;
  • capacity building with regional search and rescue authorities;
  • operating Australia's Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) on a 24/7 basis;
  • maintaining maritime safety and distress communication services;
  • tracking vessel and aircraft movements for emergency response purposes;
  • ensuring search and rescue units and resources are available to respond to incidents in a timely manner;
  • promoting public education campaigns;
  • maximising technological advancements to enhance search and rescue capabilities;
  • providing internationally recognised training for search and rescue personnel; and
  • influencing the development of international search and rescue arrangements.

Outcome 1 expense and resource statement

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: Seafarer and ship safety, environment protection and search and rescue
Program 1.1 Objective: Minimise the risk of shipping incidents and pollution in Australian waters and maximise the number of people saved from aviation and maritime incidents by:
  • regulating ship safety and environment protection standards and monitoring ship compliance with these standards;
  • responding to ship sourced marine pollution risks;
  • providing systems to aid safe marine navigation; and
  • providing 24 hour maritime and aviation search and rescue coordination.
Program 1.1 Expenses
  2009-10
Revised
Budget
$'000
2010-11
Budget

$'000
2011-12
Forward
year 1
$'000
2012-13
Forward
year 2
$'000
2013-14
Forward
year 3
$'000
Annual departmental expenses  
Ordinary Annual Services
(Appropriation Bill No. 1)
 50 316  56 435  52 289  53 319  53 810
Special Appropriations  
Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990 - s48  78 652  87 533  92 265  98 223  105 087
Expenses not requiring appropriation in
the Budget year
 18 209  5 317  5 689  5 514  5 145
Total program expenses  147 177  149 285  150 243  157 056  164 042
Program 1.1 Deliverables
Deliverables Year Target
Seafarer and ship safety and environment regulatory and compliance monitoring systems
Improved standard of foreign ships operating in Australian waters (Quality).

Targeted rate:

Declining average number of deficiencies per inspection.
2009-10 Revised budget Targeted rate
2010-11 Budget Targeted rate
2011-12 Forward year 1 Targeted rate
2012-13 Forward year 2 Targeted rate
2013-14 Forward year 3 Targeted rate
All regulatory measures introduced internationally or domestically are given effect within specified timeframes (Quality). 2009-10 Revised budget 100%
2010-11 Budget 100%
2011-12 Forward year 1 100%
2012-13 Forward year 2 100%
2013-14 Forward year 3 100%
Inspection rate of risk assessed eligible foreign flag ships (Quality).

Targeted rates:
Single hull tankers: 100 %
Priority one ships: 80 %
Priority two ships: 60 %
Priority three ships: 40 %
Priority four ships: 20 %
2009-10 Revised budget Targeted rates
2010-11 Budget Targeted rates
2011-12 Forward year 1 Targeted rates
2012-13 Forward year 2 Targeted rates
2013-14 Forward year 3 Targeted rates
Number of port and flag State ship inspections (Quantity).

Targeted rates:

Port State inspections: 2,900
Flag State inspections: 75
2009-10 Revised budget Targeted rates
2010-11 Budget Targeted rates
2011-12 Forward year 1 Targeted rates
2012-13 Forward year 2 Targeted rates
2013-14 Forward year 3 Targeted rates
Marine pollution and emergency response services to shipping incidents
Availability of pollution response resources and equipment to a pollution incident (Quality). 2009-10 Revised budget 100%
2010-11 Budget 100%
2011-12 Forward year 1 100%
2012-13 Forward year 2 100%
2013-14 Forward year 3 100%
Availability of emergency response capability (Quality).

Targeted rate:

100 % availability of emergency towage vessels in line with contract terms.
2009-10 Revised budget Targeted rate
2010-11 Budget Targeted rate
2011-12 Forward year 1 Targeted rate
2012-13 Forward year 2 Targeted rate
2013-14 Forward year 3 Targeted rate
A national network of systems to aid marine navigation
Availability of marine aids to navigation network (Quality).

International standards:
Visual: Category 1  99.8 %
  Category 2 99.0 %
  Category 3   97.0 %
Racons:     99.6 %
Tidegauges:   99.6 %
DGPS:   99.6 %
REEFVTS Radar:   99.6 %
AIS:   99.6 %
AIS (non REEFVTS):   99.8 %
Unlit Beacons:   95.0 %
Topmarks/daymarks   95.0 %
2009-10 Revised budget International standards
2010-11 Budget International standards
2011-12 Forward year 1 International standards
2012-13 Forward year 2 International standards
2013-14 Forward year 3 International standards
National Rescue Coordination Centre providing 24 hour coordination of aviation and maritime search and rescue and distress and safety communications services
Provision of Rescue Coordination Centre with capacity to handle incidents and searches (Quantity). 2009-10 Revised budget 15,000 incidents and 500 searches
2010-11 Budget 15,000 incidents and 500 searches.
2011-12 Forward year 1 15,000 incidents and 500 searches
2012-13 Forward year 2 15,000 incidents and 500 searches
2013-14 Forward year 3 15,000 incidents and 500 searches
Availability of distress and safety communications services (Quality). 2009-10 Revised budget 99.5% of the time
2010-11 Budget 100% of the time.
2011-12 Forward year 1 100% of the time
2012-13 Forward year 2 100% of the time
2013-14 Forward year 3 100% of the time
Number of search and rescue units (Quantity).

Targeted rate:
5 dedicated airborne units and an additional 50 available on an opportunistic basis.
2009-10 Revised budget Targeted rate
2010-11 Budget Targeted rate
2011-12 Forward year 1 Targeted rate
2012-13 Forward year 2 Targeted rate
2013-14 Forward year 3 Targeted rate
Median time for the Rescue Coordination Centre to initiate a response (Quality). 2009-10 Revised budget 30 minutes
2010-11 Budget 30 minutes
2011-12 Forward year 1 30 minutes
2012-13 Forward year 2 30 minutes
2013-14 Forward year 3 30 minutes
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 objectives.
Key performance indicators Year Target
Subprogram 1.1:  Seafarer and ship safety and environment protection
Reduction  over time in the ratio of reports to AMSA under the Navigation Act 1912 and the Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) 1983 of serious pollution incidents and significant ship operational incidents compared to the total number of ship port visits to Australia and the average number of deficiencies per ship inspection.

Targeted rates:
Pollution incidents:   0.7%
Ship operation incidents:  0.2%
Ship inspection deficiencies: 3.25 average per
inspection
2009-10 Revised budget Targeted rates
2010-11 Budget Targeted rates
2011-12 Forward year 1 Targeted rates
2012-13 Forward year 2 Targeted rates
2013-14 Forward year 3 Targeted rates
Subprogram 1.2:  Search and Rescue
Maximise percentage of saved lives as a proportion of lives at risk.  (A person is defined as being at risk if the person has a chance of surviving the initial maritime or aviation incident). 2009-10 Revised budget 100%
2010-11 Budget 100%
2011-12 Forward year 1 100%
2012-13 Forward year 2 100%
2013-14 Forward year 3 100%

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