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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 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 2010-11

Outcome 1(a)
Program 1.1: Infrastructure investment
  • Nation Building Program
    - Nation Building Program Investment(b)
    - Nation Building Black Spot Projects(b)
    - Nation Building Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity(b)
    - Nation Building Roads to Recovery
    - Nation Building Off-Network Projects(b)
  • Nation Building Plan for the Future(b)

Notes:

  1. Program 1.2 Infrastructure investment coordination has been consolidated into program 1.1 Infrastructure investment.
  2. The Treasury is appropriated for payments to and through States and Territories for National Partnership payments. Further information on these programs can be found in Budget Paper 3 or Program 1.10 of the Treasury Portfolio Budget Statements'.

Figure 2.3: Outcome 2 - Programs and administered items for 2010-11

Outcome 2
Program 2.1: Transport security
  • Aviation security enhancements
    - improving international aviation security
    - regional passenger screening
  • Strengthening aviation security
    - optimal technologies at international gateway airports
    - regional and domestic aviation security
    - securing the air cargo supply chain
Program 2.2: Surface transport
  • Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme
  • International Maritime Organization - contribution
  • Interstate Road Transport Fees(a)
  • National Transport Commission
  • National Transport Reform
  • 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
  • Fort Street High School - noise insulation(a)
  • Implementation of noise amelioration for Adelaide Airport
  • International Civil Aviation Organization - contribution
  • Payment scheme for Airservices Australia's en route charges
  • Remote Aviation Access(b)
  • Sydney West Airport - rental properties
  • Payments to CAC Act bodies - CASA

Notes:

  1. The Treasury is appropriated for payments to and through States and Territories for National Partnership payments. Further information on these programs can be found in Budget Paper 3 or Program 1.10 of the Treasury Portfolio Budget Statements'.
  2. The Regional Aviation Access administered item incorporates the Remote Aerodrome Safety, Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme and the Remote Aviation Infrastructure Fund administered items. The Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme and the Remote Aviation Infrastructure Fund administered items were reclassified from Outcome 3 - Program 3.1 Regional development with effect from 1 July 2010.

Figure 2.4: Outcome 3 - Programs and administered items for 2010-11

Outcome 3
Program 3.1: Regional development(a)
  • Better Regions
  • East Kimberley Development Package(b)
  • Jobs Fund - Bike paths
  • Jobs Fund - Infrastructure Employment Projects(b)
  • Regional and Rural Research and Development Grants
  • Regional Development Australia committees
  • Regional Partnerships
Program 3.2: Local government
  • Local Government Financial Assistance Grants
  • Local Government Reform Fund(b)
  • Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program
  • Supplementary funding to South Australian councils for local roads

Notes:

  1. The Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme and the Remote Aviation Infrastructure Fund administered items were reclassified from 1 July 2010 and are now reported under Outcome 2, Program 2.4 Air Transport, Regional Aviation Access administered item.
  2. The Treasury is appropriated for payments to and through States and Territories for National Partnership payments. Further information on these programs can be found in Budget Paper 3 or Program 1.10 of the Treasury Portfolio Budget Statements.

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 program1:

1.1 Infrastructure investment

Infrastructure investment will promote infrastructure across Australia through investment in and coordination of transport and other infrastructure. Contributing to this promotion will be a re-engagement with our cities. The State of Our Cities 2010 Report measures how productive, sustainable and liveable our cities are and provides guidance for nation urban policy.

During 2010-11 and the 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.

During 2010-11, Infrastructure Australia will:

  • advise governments, investors and infrastructure owners on a wide range of issues, including Australia's current and future infrastructure needs; mechanisms for financing infrastructure investments; policy, pricing and regulation and their impact on investment and on the efficiency of the delivery, operation and use of national infrastructure networks: and
  • advise on the development of regulative frameworks and the more efficient operation and delivery of infrastructure, to promote productivity improvements.

Major initiatives during 2010-11, which will continue into the forward years, include:

  • implementing a range of land transport investment administered items as part of the Nation Building Program;
  • implementing the Nation Building Memoranda of Understanding with the States and Territories covering land transport infrastructure investment until 2013-14;
  • developing a National Ports Strategy;
  • implementing an investment into the Australian Rail Track Corporation to facilitate a range of rail infrastructure upgrade projects intended to deliver productivity enhancements to rail transport and the environmental benefits associated with improved rail utilisation;
  • developing a National Freight Strategy; and
  • leading the States in developing capital city plans to meet National Objectives and Criteria for Future Strategic Planning of Capital Cities agreed by the COAG Cities Taskforce.

In delivering the Outcome 1 programs the Department and Infrastructure Australia 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.

1Program 1.2 Infrastructure investment coordination has been consolidated into program 1.1 Infrastructure investment.

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: 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, the delivery of a suite of administered items, and the work undertaken by Infrastructure Australia, supported by the Office of the Infrastructure Coordinator.

Components of Program 1.1:

(a) 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.

(b) 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 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.

(c) 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.

(d) 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.

(e) Major Projects Facilitation

The Department provides a Major Project Facilitation service that assists strategically significant private sector projects to obtain coordinated 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.

(f) 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.

(g) 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.

Specific activities 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
  • Nation Building Program
    - Nation Building Program Investment(a)
    - Nation Building Black Spot Projects(a)
    - Nation Building Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity(a)
    - Nation Building Roads to Recovery
    - Nation Building Off-Network Projects(a)
  • Nation Building Plan for the Future(a)

Notes:

  1. The Treasury is appropriated for payments to and through States and Territories for National Partnership payments. Further information on these programs can be found in Budget Paper 3 or Program 1.10 of the Treasury Portfolio Budget Statements'.
Program 1.1 Expenses

The changes in expenses from one year to the next are due mainly to the changing profile of the Nation Building Plan for the Future administered item.
  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 administered expenses  
Nation Building Program(a) 619 555 519 152 714 060 798 140 834 910
- Nation Building Program Investment(b) 69 697 79 262 302 610 447 390 484 910
- Nation Building boom gates for rail crossings(b) 33 234 0 0 0 0
- Nation Building Roads to Recovery 350 000 350 000 350 000 350 000 350 000
- Nation Building Off-Network Projects(b) 29 675 89 890 61 450 750 0
- Nation Building Off-Network
- supplementary(c)
131 879 0 0 0 0
- Nation Building improving local roads 5 070 0 0 0 0
Management of residual issues of former Australian National Railway Commission 486 0 0 0 0
Special Account expenses  
Nation Building Plan for the Future (Building Australia Fund Infrastructure Portfolio Special Account) 411 000 812 100 1 533 200 2 230 400 1 167 000
Program support 35 321 31 914 25 855 25 028 26 183
Total program expenses 1 066 362 1 363 166 2 273 115 3 053 568 2 028 093

Notes:

  1. Excludes expenses relating to payments made to and through the States and Territories by the Treasury for the Nation Building Black Spot Projects and the Nation Building Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity administered items (refer to Program 1.10 of the Treasury Portfolio Budget Statements'). Also excludes expenses relating to prepayments reported by Treasury associated with prior year payments made to and through the States and Territories for the Nation Building Improving the National Network administered item.
  2. Excludes expenses relating to payments made to and through the States and Territories by the Treasury (refer to Program 1.10 of the Treasury Portfolio Budget Statements').
  3. Excludes expenses relating to prepayments reported by Treasury associated with prior year payments made to and through the States and Territories (refer to Program 1.10 of the Treasury Portfolio Budget Statements').
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
Collaboration with state, territory and local governments to plan and evaluate land transport investments consistent with Government priorities. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget States report monthly on progress of investments and quarterly on program implementation.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Deliver the Nation Building administered items in cooperation with state, territory and local governments. 2010-11 Budget 50% of new projects approved.
2009-10 Budget Payout of 100% funding for project progress.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Number of funding recipients receiving Roads to Recovery funding. 2010-11 Budget 565 councils receive funding.
2009-10 Budget 561 councils receive funding.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Completion of the Strategic Regional projects and approval of all Nation Building - Off Network commitments. 2008-09 Revised budget 53 projects completed. 80% projects approved.
2010-11 Budget 69 projects completed.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Efficient and effective oversight of the Australian Government's interest in the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC). 2009-10 Revised budget Not applicable.
2010-11 Budget In collaboration with the Department of Finance and Deregulation, undertake and complete a review of ARTC's capital structure to be completed in 2010-11.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Timely advice to Government on ARTC performance.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
Efficient and effective management of administered items. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Items are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, published guidelines and ANAO guidance.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 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. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget All recommended practices adopted.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Recommended pricing, regulatory and market reform. 2009-10 Revised budget N/A.
2010-11 Budget All recommended practices adopted.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Analysis and prioritisation of infrastructure and urban initiatives. 2009-10 Revised budget N/A.
2010-11 Budget Recommendations endorsed by Australian governments.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
National Freight Strategy. 2009-10 Revised budget N/A.
2010-11 Budget Recommendations considered by Australian governments.
2011-12 Forward year 1 N/A.
2012-13 Forward year 2 N/A.
2013-14 Forward year 3 N/A.
National Ports Strategy. 2009-10 Revised budget N/A.
2010-11 Budget Recommendations considered by Australian governments.
2011-12 Forward year 1 N/A.
2012-13 Forward year 2 N/A.
2013-14 Forward year 3 N/A.
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. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Projects that improve road and rail safety are delivered.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Australian land transport networks are more efficient. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Projects that improve road and rail productivity are delivered.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
States, territories and local governments are appropriately funded for network and offnetwork projects. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Payments are within 5% of forecast.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Infrastructure and urban system initiatives are promoted in order to maximise economic development and productivity. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Initiatives endorsed by Australian governments.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Integrated infrastructure and urban system priorities are identified to address the local, regional and national needs of Australians. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Integrated infrastructure and urban system priorities identified for transport, energy, communications and water infrastructure.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Demonstration projects and initiatives promote infrastructure efficiency and urban sustainability. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Initiatives endorsed by Australian governments.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 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 Australians with domestic markets and the nation to 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, secure and productive. Achieving long term productivity growth will require reforms to support the operation of a seamless national economy.

During 2010-11 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:

  • promoting integrated surface transport (road, rail) reforms supporting the operation of single national markets and building on effective relationships with key stakeholders, including other governments, unions, industry and regulators;
  • implementation of COAG initiatives contributing towards a seamless national economy including approaches to heavy vehicle regulation, maritime safety and rail safety regulation and investigation;
  • ensuring vehicle standards deliver both safety and environmental outcomes and are consistent with international approaches;
  • contribute to effective progress on the Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) road reform plan;
  • 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 transport policy advice in relation to the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport;
  • support the work of the National Road Safety Council;
  • pursuing ongoing enhancements to Australia's transport security framework;
  • providing aviation policy advice, aviation and airport regulation and effective stakeholder (including international) engagement on the initiatives identified in the Aviation White Paper;
  • introducing the Transport Security Legislation Amendment (2010 Measures No 1) Bill 2010 , to strengthen transport security systems, including transport security coordination and passenger ship security; and
  • delivering a range of associated administered items.

Major new activities during 2010-11, which will continue into the forward years, include:

  • implementing vehicle fuel efficiency measures endorsed by COAG, including finalising CO2 emissions Regulation Impact Statement and implement COAG response;
  • coordinated approach to implementing the key initiatives of the December 2009 Aviation Policy White Paper;
  • implementing the Maritime Security Identity Card enhancements; and
  • implementing the strengthening aviation security measures announced by the Prime Minster on 9 February 2010.

In delivering the Outcome 2 programs the Department will consult extensively with 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.

Outcome 2 expense and resource statement

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

Program 2.1: Transport Security
Program 2.1 Objective
Program 2.1 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:

(a) 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 Commissions 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.

(b) 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. Australias domestic transport security arrangements address Australias 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 Australias 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.

(c) 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
  • Strengthening aviation security
    - optimal technologies at international gateway airports
    - regional and domestic aviation security
    - securing the air cargo supply chain
Program 2.1 Expenses

The increase in expenses from 2009-10 is due mainly to new measures announced in the 2010-11 Budget.
  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 administered expenses  
Aviation security enhancements 1 060 955 976 998 1 003
- improving international aviation security 164 42 42 43 23
- regional passenger screening 896 913 934 955 980
Strengthening aviation security 0 26 350 25 734 4 791 4 211
- optimal technologies at international gateway airports 0 20 900 0 0 0
- regional and domestic aviation security 0 5 450 6 126 4 791 4 211
- securing the air cargo supply chain 0 0 19 608 0 0
Program support 66 749 82 334 100 845 95 411 99 811
Total program expenses 67 809 109 639 127 555 101 200 105 025
Program 2.1 Deliverables

The following deliverables represent the goods and services produced and delivered by the program in meeting its objective.
Deliverables Year Target
Implement National Aviation Policy Statement. 2009-10 Revised budget Submissions on the National Aviation Policy Statement will continue to inform transport security development initiatives.
2010-11 Budget Implement National Aviation Policy Statement initiatives.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget 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. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Policy, legislation and regulation development complies with Office of Best Practice Regulation standards.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Work with international regulators in targeted last ports of call locations to develop effective preventive security measures. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Annual engagement with key regional regulators, international bodies and industry participants.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Percentage of 'high risk' cases subject to compliance activity within 12 months. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget 95%
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Effective administration of regulatory approval processes. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Regulatory responsibilities are met.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Industry forums are consulted as required to inform policy and legislation development. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget All regulated industry sectors are consulted at intervals not exceeding 12 months.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget 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. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 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.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Inspector of Transport Security undertakes inquiries as directed by the Minister. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 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.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Efficient and effective management of administered items. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Items are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, published guidelines and ANAO guidance.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Program 2.1 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
Activity is underpinned by a sound understanding of the threat and security risk environment as it affects transport security. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 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.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Policy and regulatory activity ensures that industry achieves effective and sustainable transport preventive security outcomes. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Effective policy leads to timely changes in transport security legislation and facility level transport security plans/programs, provides a framework for preventative 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.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
The transport security context domestically and internationally is influenced to advance Australian interests. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 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.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 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

(a) 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.

(b) 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 (AMSA).

(c) National maritime safety regulation

The Department will work with AMSA (the designated national maritime safety regulator) and the States and Territories to implement the national system of maritime safety regulation by 2013.

(d) 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.

(e) 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.

(f) COAG Road Reform Plan

Together with state and territory jurisdictions, the Department will contribute policy guidance, analysis and advice towards delivery of a feasibility study into more direct heavy vehicle charging under the COAG Road Reform Plan to ensure COAG's objectives are achieved.

(g) National heavy vehicle and rail safety regulation

The Department will work with the host jurisdictions (SA for Rail and QLD for Heavy Vehicles) and Project Directors to implement the respective National Regulators by the end of December 2012.  The Department will also work closely with the States and Territories to ensure the consequential repeal of the Federal Interstate Registration Scheme necessitated by the national reforms, is successfully managed.

(h) Transport disability standards

In consultation with key stakeholders, the Department will implement the agreed Government actions responding to the first five year review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport.

(i) Environmental standards

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

Administered Items
  • Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme
  • International Maritime Organization - contribution
  • Interstate Road Transport Fees
  • National Transport Commission
  • National Transport Reform
  • 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 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 and special appropriation 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 administered expenses  
Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme  39 000  40 000  41 100  42 500  43 500
International Maritime Organization - contribution 234 229 229 229 229
National Transport Commission  2 837  2 908  2 992  3 088  3 165
National Transport Reform 0  2 320 0 0 0
OECD Road Transport - contribution 38 36 37 39 40
Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme  105 500  120 000  124 800  129 800  135 000
Tasmanian Wheat Freight Scheme 505  1 050  1 050  1 050  1 050
Payments to CAC Act bodies - AMSA  50 316  56 435  52 289  53 319  53 810
Special Appropriation expenses  
Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990(a)  78 652  87 533  92 265  98 223  105 087
Protection of the Sea (Oil Pollution Compensation Fund) Act 1993 0  4 000  1 000  1 000  1 000
Special Account expenses  
Interstate Road Transport fees - (Interstate Road Transport Special Account)  60 015  68 835  71 588  74 451  77 428
Program support  15 170  14 109  13 548  13 697  14 328
Total program expenses  352 267  397 455  400 898  417 396  434 637

Notes

  1. Relates to appropriation for CAC Act bodies which is provided through the Department.
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. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Initiatives accurately reflect the views of jurisdictions and COAG decisions, and facilitate decision making by ATC Ministers.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Provision of policy input to the Road Reform Plan Feasibility Study into more direct heavy vehicle charging.
2009-10 Revised budget N/A.
2010-11 Budget COAG agreed milestones towards delivery of the Feasibility Study met and advice prepared for ATC and COAG consideration
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget 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. 2009-10 Revised budget Develop policy options in response to Committee recommendations. Implement agreed actions.
2010-11 Budget Develop policy options in response to Committee recommendations. Implement agreed actions as appropriate.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
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. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Positive email feedback. Increased web hits and citation of GVG ratings in elements of the media.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
COAG agreed measures on vehicle fuel efficiency and low emission vehicles are implemented in consultation with the States, Territories and key stakeholders. 2009-10 Revised budget Progress delivery of agreed reforms within agreed timeframes.
2010-11 Budget Develop and implement agreed COAG actions within agreed timeframes.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Deliver COAG agreed outcomes of the independent review of the National Transport Commission (NTC) and associated recommendations are implemented. 2009-10 Revised budget Meet 2009 COAG timeframes and implement decisions.
2010-11 Budget Update Commonwealth Legislation.
2011-12 Forward year 1 N/A.
2012-13 Forward year 2 N/A.
2013-14 Forward year 3 N/A.
Government endorsed actions in response to the Review of Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport are implemented. 2009-10 Revised budget Develop and implement agreed Government actions in consultation with key stakeholders. Meet Government timeframes and guidelines.
2010-11 Budget Implement agreed Government actions in consultation with key stakeholders. Meet Government timeframes and guidelines.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Contribute to the development and implementation of international shipping conventions to protect the environment. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Ongoing international and domestic stakeholder engagement. Development and implementation of legislation and regulations in line with agreed government policy and international conventions.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Efficient and effective management of administered items. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Items are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, published guidelines and ANAO guidance.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Program 2.2 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
Targeted transport regulatory reform initiatives are developed and progressed through COAG to enable single national systems of regulation, maritime safety legislation and rail safety regulation and investigation. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget The COAG national reform agenda is actively progressed in conjunction with all state and territory governments.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Ensure the competitiveness and sustainability of Australian coastal shipping. 2009-10 Revised budget Develop policy position in response to House of Representatives Standing Committee recommendations.
2010-11 Budget Completion of advice to Government on response to House of Representatives Standing Committee recommendations in accordance with Government timeframes.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Policy advice is influential in COAG consideration to improve the environmental performance of the Australian new vehicle fleet. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget COAG consideration of vehicle fuel efficiency measures designed to move Australia towards international best practice.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 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:

(a) National road safety leadership


The Department will contribute to the development of informed road safety policies, and will coordinate the development, delivery and progress monitoring of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020. The Department will work to influence road safety stakeholders, by collecting and disseminating up-to-date national road crash statistics, producing 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 continue to provide support for the work of the National Road Safety Council.

(b) Driver training programs

The Department will continue to assist the Australian Automobile Association with the national rollout and delivery of keys2drive, a new driver education initiative. The program provides learners and their mentors with a range of educational materials and assistance, including free professional guidance from accredited instructors.

(c) 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.

(d) 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 Expenses

The decrease in expenses from 2011-12 to 2012-13 is due mainly to the ceasing of two administered items in 2011-12.
  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 administered expenses  
keys2drive  4 000  5 000  5 000   0   0
National Road Safety Council - contribution   560   613   613   613   613
Seatbelts on regional school buses  8 371  8 371  6 371   0   0
Program support  18 000  17 837  18 040  17 966  18 795
Total program expenses  30 931  31 821  30 024  18 579  19 408
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
Publish regular statistical bulletins on national road deaths. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Updated statistics published within 2 weeks of the end of each month.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Develop and conduct relevant surveys on road safety matters. 2009-10 Revised 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 Budget Develop survey of community attitudes to road safety issues.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Analyse survey data and publish by December 2011.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Develop 2013 survey.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Analyse survey data and publish by December 2013.
Coordinate development and monitoring of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 for the Australian Transport Council (ATC). 2009-10 Revised budget Draft strategy options submitted to ATC by June 2010.
2010-11 Budget Final strategy delivered to ATC by end 2010.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Progress reporting commences in 2011.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Forward year 1 target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Forward year 1 target.
Contribute to the development of international vehicle standards and implement new and updated international standards in Australia, through Australian Design Rules, where warranted. 2009-10 Revised budget N/A.  
2010-11 Budget The Department actively participates in the development of international vehicle standards, robustly assesses standards for implementation in Australia (including through Regulation Impact Statements) and implements standards consistent with international timetables.  
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.  
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.  
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.  
Maintain a system to ensure new vehicle models entering the Australian market are assessed as meeting, and continue to meet, regulatory requirements. 2009-10 Revised budget N/A.
2010-11 Budget Applications for approval to place identification plates are considered in a timely manner and a risk based audit and enforcement program is conducted.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Maintain a system to ensure that Registered Automotive Workshops (RAW) and the used vehicles they supply to the Australian market meet regulatory standards. 2009-10 Revised budget N/A.
2010-11 Budget Applications for RAW approval and to import and plate used imported vehicles are considered in a timely manner, including conduct of mandatory inspections; and a risk based audit and enforcement program.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Maintain a system to allow for the importation of standard vehicles and to ensure the importation of non-standard vehicles is in accordance with legislation. 2009-10 Revised budget N/A.
2010-11 Budget Applications for vehicle import approval are assessed in a timely manner.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Efficient and effective management of administered items. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Items are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, published guidelines and ANAO guidance.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 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 ongoing development and delivery of the keys2drive education program for learner drivers. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Assist the Australian Automobile Association in the development, national rollout and delivery of the program.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
The number of school buses equipped with seatbelts for students in rural and regional areas is increased as a consequence of the Seatbelts on regional school buses administered item. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Applications are processed and buses are fitted or retrofitted within specified guidelines.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
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. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Ongoing policies and legislation are sufficiently robust to enable a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible light and heavy vehicle sector.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Road vehicles supplied to the Australian market meet appropriate safety, emissions, anti-theft and environmental standards. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Ongoing provision of technical and administrative framework.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Contribute to the development of a safe road transport system. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Statistical analysis and information published is accurate and robust. Stakeholders are assisted to evaluate and improve transport safety outcomes.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
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:

(a) Implementation of a National Aviation Policy White Paper

The Department will coordinate the implementation of the Government's long term policy objectives as outlined in the National Aviation Policy White Paper.  The Aviation White Paper provides clear direction for the users of aviation services and commitments for communities affected by aviation activities. The Department will continue to consult with industry and key stakeholders to ensure the development of a safe, secure and efficient aviation industry that will contribute to Australia's future economic prosperity.

(b) Sydney Basin Aviation Joint Study


The Department will co-chair with the NSW government a joint study to develop a strategic aviation plan for the Sydney region.  The Study will identify additional aviation capacity for the region over the short to long term, and consider future planning, zoning and release of land at the Commonwealth's Badgerys Creek site.  The Study is due to be completed in mid 2011.

(c) 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 2010-11, the Department will also assist, in conjunction with other aviation agencies, the implementation of air safety and traffic management policy initiatives announced in the Aviation White Paper.

(d) Expanding aviation markets

The Department will continue to support the expansion of Australia's international and domestic aviation markets in accordance with Government policies.

(e) 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.  The Department delivers administered items that ameliorate the impact of aviation operations on adjacent communities.  The Department ensures the Government meets its obligations as a landlord for commercial and residential rental properties at Badgerys Creek.

(f)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:
  • Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme: This 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: This will upgrade up to 19 aerodromes under the Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme to Regular Public Transport standard.
Administered Items
  • Airport Lessee Companies - reimbursement of parking fines
  • Fort Street High School - noise insulation(a)
  • Implementation of noise amelioration for Adelaide Airport
  • International Civil Aviation Organization - contribution
  • Payment scheme for Airservices Australia's en route charges
  • Regional Aviation Access(b)
  • Sydney West Airport - rental properties
  • Payments to CAC Act bodies - CASA

Notes:

  1. The Treasury is appropriated for payments to and through States and Territories for National Partnership payments.  Further information on these programs can be found in Budget Paper 3 or Program 1.10 of the Treasury Portfolio Budget Statements'.
  2. The Regional Aviation Access administered item incorporates the Remote Aerodrome Safety, Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme and the Remote Aviation Infrastructure Fund administered items. The Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme and the Remote Aviation Infrastructure Fund administered items were reclassified from Outcome 3 - Program 3.1 Regional development with effect from 1 July 2010.
Program 2.4 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 reclassification of two administered items from 1 July 2010.
  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 administered expenses(a)  
Airport Lessee Companies - reimbursement of parking fines  1 500  1 500  1 500  1 500  1 500
Implementation of noise amelioration for Adelaide Airport   361  9 539   250   0   0
International Civil Aviation Organization - contribution  1 377  1 454  1 454  1 454  1 454
Payment scheme for Airservices Australia's en route charges  6 000  6 000  6 000  1 000  1 000
Regional Aviation Access(b)  6 169  25 073  13 094  11 615  11 906
Sydney West Airport - rental properties  2 353  2 353  2 353  2 353  2 353
Payments to CAC Act bodies - CASA  50 125  42 779  42 757  42 784  42 816
Depreciation and amortisation  1 062  1 062  1 062  1 062  1 062
Special Appropriation expenses  
Aviation Fuel Revenues (Special Appropriation) Act 1988(c)  79 768  104 646  110 191  116 072  124 447
Program support  38 983  45 959  37 157  37 094  38 805
Total program expenses  187 698  240 365  215 818  214 934  225 343

Notes:

  1. 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 (refer to Program 1.10 of the Treasury Portfolio Budget Statements').
  2. The Regional Aviation Access administered item incorporates the Remote Aerodrome Safety, Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme and the Remote Aviation Infrastructure Fund administered items.   The Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme and the Remote Aviation Infrastructure Fund administered items were reclassified from Outcome 3 - Program 3.1 Regional development with effect from 1 July 2010.
  3. Relates to appropriation for CAC Act bodies which is provided through the Department.
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. 2009-10 Revised 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 Budget White paper implementation progressed.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Substantial progression of White paper initiatives.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Substantial completion of White Paper initiatives.
2013-14 Forward year 3 N/A.
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. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget 10 sets of air services talks with key countries.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 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. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Master and Major Development Plans assessed in accordance with legislative requirements.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 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. 2009-10 Revised 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 Budget Dispensation reports tabled; compliance with airport curfews; establishment of new regulations to restrict marginally compliant chapter 3 aircraft, continued improvements in aircraft noise information tools.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Efficient and effective management of administered items. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Items are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, published guidelines and ANAO guidance.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Air access to regional and remote communities is supported. (Payment scheme for Airservices Australia's en route charges and Regional Aviation Access). 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Costs for airlines providing regular public and/or aeromedical services to regional areas reduced. Safety of airstrips improved.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
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. 2009-10 Revised budget Draft white paper is endorsed by Government.
2010-11 Budget White Paper implementation progressed.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Substantial progression of White Paper initiatives.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Substantial completion of any remaining White Paper initiatives.
2013-14 Forward year 3 N/A.
Aviation regulation, policies and administered items effectively support future investment in safe, efficient and environmentally responsible aviation infrastructure. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Ongoing investment in infrastructure by government agencies and industry.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Access to air services for remote communities is maintained or improved. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Funded projects are completed and the Department manages all projects funded by the Government in accordance with contractual requirements.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 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.  Our growing population will create opportunities for economic growth in regional towns and communities.

During 2010-11 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,  state, territory  and local governments, including through the RDA network;
  • delivering Financial Assistance Grants to Local Governments;
  • implementing a Government response to the Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce; and
  • working closely with the WA Department of State Development, the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley and relevant Aboriginal corporations in the implementation of the East Kimberley Development Package.

Major new initiatives during 2010-11, which will continue into the forward years, include:

  • the delivery of further targeted funding to local communities through the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program;
  • implementing key components of the Australian Government's $650.0m Jobs Fund.  Under the Jobs Fund the Department will deliver the Jobs Fund - Infrastructure Employment Projects component over two years and the Jobs Fund - Bike paths component over the Budget year as part of the Local Jobs stream of Jobs Fund;
  •  delivery of draft response to the Government to the report of the Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce, with appropriate follow-up on implementation; and
  • the implementation of the East Kimberley Development Package.

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

Outcome 3 expense and resource statement

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 the Office of Northern Australia.

Components of Program 3.1:

(a)
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.
(b) 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 - especially between and across governments, and with key stakeholders- 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 Australian Government interest in the implementation of the Package. The Office of Northern Australia is also working directly with the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley and two Aboriginal corporations on projects being directly implemented by those entities.

Administered Items(a)
  • Better Regions
  • East Kimberley Development Package(b)
  • Jobs Fund - Bike paths
  • Jobs Fund - Infrastructure Employment Projects(b)
  • Regional and Rural Research and Development Grants
  • Regional Development Australia committees
  • Regional Partnerships

Notes:

  1. The Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme and the Remote Aviation Infrastructure Fund administered items were reclassified from 1 July 2010 and are now reported under Outcome 2, Program 2.4 Air Transport, Regional Aviation Access administered item.
  2. The Treasury is appropriated for payments to and through States and Territories for National Partnership payments.  Further information on these programs can be found in Budget Paper 3 or Program 1.10 of the Treasury Portfolio Budget Statements'.
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, the ceasing of several administered items in 2010-11 and the reclassification of two administered items from 1 July 2010.
  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 administered expenses  
Better Regions  42 000  110 922   0   0   0
East Kimberley development package(a)  13 240  4 060   0   0   0
Jobs Fund - Bike paths  23 440  14 510   0   0   0
Jobs Fund - Infrastructure Employment Projects(a)  15 750  75 483   0   0   0
Regional and Rural Research and Development Grants   228   228   228   228   228
Regional Development Australia committees  15 001  14 966  15 296  15 647  16 038
Regional Partnerships  19 425  4 497   0   0   0
Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme(b)  11 680   0   0   0   0
Remote Aviation Infrastructure Fund(b)   919   0   0   0   0
Program support  27 985  21 293  14 544  14 062  14 710
Total program expenses  169 668  245 959  30 068  29 937  30 976

Notes:

  1. Excludes expenses for payments made to and through the States and Territories by the Treasury (refer to Program 1.10 of the Treasury Portfolio Budget Statements').
  2. The Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme and the Remote Aviation Infrastructure Fund administered items were reclassified from 1 July 2010 and are now reported under Outcome 2, Program 2.4 Air Transport, Regional Aviation Access administered item.
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. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Advice as required to the satisfaction of the Minister and Parliamentary Secretary.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Delivery of draft response to the Government to the report of the Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce, with appropriate follow-up on implementation. 2009-10 Revised budget Delivery of the Taskforce final report in accordance with the terms of reference.
2010-11 Budget Government response to the Taskforce Report.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Implementation as directed of the response to the Taskforce.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Forward year 1 target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Forward year 1 target.
Coordinate delivery of the East Kimberley Development Package and other administered items as required by the Government. 2009-10 Revised budget Coordination of efficient, effective and timely delivery of the package.
2010-11 Budget Coordination of efficient, effective and timely delivery of the Package, with projects being delivered in line with their approved project plan.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 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. 2009-10 Revised budget Publication of Statistical Compendium, an enhanced website and association with suitable events in Northern Australia.
2010-11 Budget Association with suitable events in Northern Australia, including sponsorship of at least one regional conference by the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics; continued work with the Australian Bureau of Statistics on enhancing statistics on the north; and improvements to the Office of Northern Australia website.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Regional development objectives are supported through the effective and efficient delivery of administered items. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Delivery of administered items consistent with guidelines and the Government's accountability requirements.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Coordination of regional development policy and items, engagement with regional communities, management of administered items and policy advice to Government. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Policy and administered items are developed and implemented to meet regional needs.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 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. 2009-10 Revised budget Involvement in government committees and other forums.
2010-11 Budget Effective involvement in government committees and other forums.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Efficient and effective management of administered items. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Items are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, published guidelines and ANAO guidance.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
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. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget RDA has a credible role within Australia's regions.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Policy advice informs, and provides direction to the Government about key areas of need in regional Australia. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Policy and administered items are developed and implemented to address regional needs.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Policies and administered items promote and support the sustainable development of Northern Australia. 2009-10 Revised budget Delivery of final report of the Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce by December 2009.
2010-11 Budget Government response to the Taskforce Report.  Implementation of Government initiatives.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Implementation as directed, of the response to the Taskforce.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Forward year 1 target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Forward year 1 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:


(a) 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; 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.
(b) 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
  • Local Government Financial Assistance Grants
  • Local Government Reform Fund(a)
  • Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program
  • Supplementary funding to South Australian councils for local roads

Notes:

  1. The Treasury is appropriated for payments to and through States and Territories for National Partnership payments.  Further information on these programs can be found in Budget Paper 3 or Program 1.10 of the Treasury Portfolio Budget Statements.
Program 3.2 Expenses

The fluctuation in expenses from one year to the next is due to three programs ceasing in 2010-11 and the impact on the Local Government Financial Assistance Grants administered item of indexation factors and the acceleration into 2009-10 of the first quarter payment of 2010-11.
  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 administered expenses  
Local Government Reform Fund(a)   500   500   0   0   0
Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program  357 287  186 502   0   0   0
Supplementary funding to South Australian councils for local roads  14 821  15 485   0   0   0
Special Appropriation expenses  
Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995 1 979 837 1 534 723 2 141 857 2 246 166 2 337 131
Program support  16 646  11 661  7 724  7 495  7 841
Total program expenses 2 369 091 1 748 871 2 149 581 2 253 661 2 344 972

Notes:

  1. Excludes expenses for payments made to and through the States and Territories by the Treasury (refer to Program 1.10 of the Treasury Portfolio Budget Statements).
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
Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program funding provided to local government as part of the Nation Building - Economic Stimulus Plan. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Ensure that projects that received funding are delivered on time and on budget.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 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. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Participation rates increase to enhance quality and competitiveness of awards.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Support for Local Government and Planning Ministers Council meetings. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Meetings held once a year that promote nationally consistent approaches to local government and planning matters.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 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. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Meetings address nationally significant issues affecting local government.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 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. 2009-10 Revised budget Conduct a competitive process to identify the most suitable candidate to establish the Centre and negotiate a funding agreement consistent with government policies and procurement practices.
2010-11 Budget Centre for Excellence established and commenced operation.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Makes contribution to local government capacity.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Forward year 1 target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Forward year 1 target.
Efficient and effective management of administered items. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Items are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, published guidelines and ANAO guidance.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
The Local Government Reform Fund will accelerate the implementation of agreed asset and financial frameworks & collaboration across the local government sector. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Monitoring agreed projects for delivery of agreed outcomes.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
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 Governments agenda and builds capacity in local government to meet new or emerging challenges. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget The advice is used to support the Governments initiatives and assist local governments respond to emerging challenges and pursue better practice initiatives.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 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. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Local government increases its capacity to plan and manage investment.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.

 

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