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Department of Infrastructure and Transport

Section 1: Agency Overview and Resources

1.1: Strategic direction

The Department of Infrastructure and Transport (the Department) is accountable to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and the Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport.

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

Outcome 1 Improved infrastructure across Australia through investment in and coordination of transport and other infrastructure.
Outcome 2 An efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system for all transport users through regulation, financial assistance and safety investigations.

Outcome 3

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

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

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government became the Department of Infrastructure and Transport, following the Administrative Arrangements Order (AAO) issued on 14 September 2010.

The regional development and local government functions were transferred from the former department to the new Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government (DRARDLG), within the Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio.

The Department's strategic direction for those functions which remain is essentially unchanged from that published in the 2010-11 Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS).

Since the Department's strategic direction was published in the 2010-11 PBS, the Office of the Commonwealth Coordinator-General, responsible for coordinating the Australian Government's Nation Building - Economic Stimulus Plan, was transferred from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to the Department. This relates to our ongoing role in delivering the Australian Government's nation building agenda which is helping support national economic and social development and productivity growth.

Estimates were not adjusted to reflect the impact of the Australian Government's Rebuilding after the floods measures at the time of printing. Detailed measures will be contained in the 2011-12 Portfolio Budget Statements.

1.2: Agency resource statement

The Agency Resource Statement details the resourcing for the Department at Additional Estimates. Table 1.1 shows the total resourcing available from all sources for the 2010-11 Budget year, including variations through Appropriation Bills No. 3 and No. 4, special appropriations and special accounts.

Table 1.1: Agency resource statement - additional estimates for 2010-11 as at Additional Estimates February 2011

1.3: Agency measures table

Table 1.2 summarises new Government measures taken since the 2010-11 Budget. The table is split into revenue, expense and capital measures, with the affected program identified.

Table 1.2: Agency 2010-11 measures since Budget

1.4: Additional estimates and variations

Table 1.3: Variations to appropriations

1.5: Breakdown of additional estimates by appropriation bill

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

Table 1.4: Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2010-11

Table 1.5: Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2010-11

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