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Section 2: Revisions to agency outcomes and planned performance

2.1: Outcomes and performance information

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.

The Australian Government requires agencies to measure their intended and actual performance in terms of outcomes. Government outcomes are the results, impacts or consequences of actions by the Government on the Australian community. Agencies are required to identify the programs which demonstrate their contribution to Government outcomes over the Budget and forward years.

Figure 2.1.provides the outcome and program structure published in the 2010-11 Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS), which remains unchanged.

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

The AAO established the Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government (DRARDLG), within the Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio, to which regional and local government functions were transferred.

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 to the Department from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

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

Figure 2.1: Outcome and program structure

Figure 2.1: Outcome and program structure

Shared services

The Department provides a range of corporate services on a cost-recovery basis to DRARDLG and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).

Services provided to DRARDLG include financial and human resource management, information and communication technology, property management, physical security and office services activities.

Services provided to ATSB include property management and office services activities.

  2009-10
Actual

$'000
2010-11
Budget

$'000
2011-12
Forward
year 1
$'000
2012-13
Forward
year 2
$'000
2013-14
Forward
year 3
$'000
Shared services          
ATSB 2 736 2 583 2 638 2 695 2 754
DRARDLG 0 5 113 6 817 0 0
Total 2 736 7 696 9 455 2 695 2 754

Administered items

The Department administers a range of items on behalf of the Australian Government. The relationship between the Department's outcomes and its administered items are detailed in Figures 2.2 to 2.4 in the 2010-11 PBS. The following changes to the list of administered items as published in the 2010-11 PBS has occurred since Budget:

  • Administered items transferred to DRARDLG in the AAO of 14 September 2010:
    • Program 3.1 - Regional Development
      • Better Regions
      • East Kimberley development package
      • Jobs Fund - Bike paths
      • 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
      • Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program
      • Supplementary funding to South Australian councils for local roads
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 program:

1.1 Infrastructure investment

In addition to that published in the 2010-11 PBS during 2010-11 and the forward years, the Department will:

  • coordinate the Australian Government's Nation Building - Economic Stimulus Plan, through the Office of the Commonwealth Coordinator-General.

An additional major initiative during 2010-11, which will continue into the forward years is:

  • undertaking a High Speed Rail Implementation Study.

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

Components of Program 1.1:

The following component is in addition to that published in the 2010-11 PBS.

(h) Office of the Commonwealth Coordinator-General

The Office of the Commonwealth Coordinator-General has an oversight role for the implementation by all jurisdictions and Commonwealth agencies, of the infrastructure elements of the Australian Government's Nation Building - Economic Stimulus Plan.
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
Actual

$'000
2010-11
Revised
budget
$'000
2011-12
Forward
year 1
$'000
2012-13
Forward
year 2
$'000
2013-14
Forward
year 3
$'000
Annual administered expenses(a)  
Nation Building Program 574 517 544 185 730 758 798 140 834 910
- Nation Building Program Investment(b) 66 520 79 262 302 610 447 390 484 910
- Nation Building boom gates for rail crossings(b) 33 217 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) 91 028 24 040 16 698 0 0
- Nation Building improving local roads 4 077 993 0 0 0
Management of residual issues
of former Australian National Railway Commission
57 417 0 0 0
Other (Provision for doubtful
debts)
113 0 0 0 0
Special Account expenses  
Nation Building Plan for the
Future (Building Australia
Fund Infrastructure Portfolio
Special Account)
411 000 932 100 1 766 200 1 745 400 899 000
Program support 35 946 39 031 41 472 28 053 26 444
Total program expenses 1 021 633 1 515 733 2 538 430 2 571 593 1 760 354

Notes:

  1. Excludes expenses relating to payments made to and through the States and Territories by the Department of the Treasury for the Nation Building Black Spot Projects, the Nation Building Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity and the Nation Building Plan for the Future - Major Cities administered items. Also excludes expenses relating to prepayments reported by the Department of the 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 Department of the Treasury.
  3. Excludes expenses relating to prepayments reported by the Department of the Treasury associated with prior year payments made to and through the States and Territories.
Program 1.1 Deliverables

The following deliverable is in addition to that published in the 2010-11 PBS and relates to the Office of the Commonwealth Coordinator-General.
Deliverables Year Target
Monitors, reports and provides advice to the Prime Minister, the Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Government Service Delivery and the government, regarding the implementation of the infrastructure elements of the Nation Building - Economic Stimulus Plan. 2009-10 Revised budget N/A.
2010-11 Budget Monitoring and reporting the progress of program delivery and funds expenditure.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 N/A.
2013-14 Forward year 3 N/A.
The following deliverable reported in the 2010-11 PBS has been removed as performance against this item is required to be reported against the Nation Building administered items deliverable in the 2010-11 annual report. Strategic Regional projects are an element of the Off-Network administered item.
Deliverables Year Target
Completion of the Strategic Regional projects and approval of all Nation Building Off-Network commitments. 2009-10 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.
Program 1.1 Key performance indicators

The following key performance indicator is in addition to that published in the 2010-11 PBS and relates to the Office of the Commonwealth Coordinator-General.

Key performance indicators Year Target
High level of satisfaction with information and advice on the implementation of the infrastructure elements of the Nation Building - Economic Stimulus Plan. 2009-10 Revised budget N/A.
2010-11 Budget Satisfaction with information and advice provided.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 N/A.
2013-14 Forward year 3 N/A.
Outcome 2: An efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system for all transport users through regulation, financial assistance and safety investigations.

Outcome 2 Strategy

Outcome 2 is delivered through the following programs:

2.1 Transport security

2.2 Surface transport

2.3 Road safety

2.4 Air transport

The strategy for Outcome 2 is unchanged from that published in the 2010-11 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

Contributions to Outcome 2

Program 2.1: Transport Security

The objective, key performance indicators and deliverables for Program 2.1 are unchanged from that published in the 2010-11 PBS.

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
Actual

$'000
2010-11
Revised
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 894 955 978 999 1 001
- improving international aviation
security
145 42 42 43 23
- regional passenger screening 749 913 936 956 978
Strengthening aviation security 0 26 350 25 785 4 801 4 211
- optimal technologies at
international gateway airports
0 20 900 0 0 0
- regional and domestic aviation
security
0 5 450 6 138 4 801 4 211
- securing the air cargo supply
chain
0 0 19 647 0 0
Program support 66 982 79 627 99 626 94 049 97 947
Total program expenses 67 876 106 932 126 389 99 849 103 159
Program 2.2: Surface transport

The objective, key performance indicators and deliverables for Program 2.2 are unchanged from that published in the 2010-11 PBS.

Program 2.2 Expenses

The increase in expenses from one year to the next is mainly due to the demand driven nature of the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme and Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle 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
Actual

$'000
2010-11
Revised
budget
$'000
2011-12
Forward
year 1
$'000
2012-13
Forward
year 2
$'000
2013-14
Forward
year 3
$'000
Annual administered expenses(a)  
Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle
Equalisation Scheme
36 475 40 000 41 100 42 200 43 200
International Maritime
Organization - contribution
234 232 230 230 230
National Transport Commission 2 837 2 929 3 011 3 089 3 167
OECD Road Transport
- contribution
32 33 35 36 37
Tasmanian Freight Equalisation
Scheme
98 320 120 000 124 800 129 800 135 000
Tasmanian Wheat Freight
Scheme
101 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
(b)
78 700 87 533 92 265 98 223 105 087
Protection of the Sea (Oil
Pollution Compensation Fund)
Act 1993
0 1 800 3 200 1 000 1 000
Special Account expenses  
Interstate Road Transport fees -
(Interstate Road Transport
Special Account)
62 473 76 510 79 570 82 752 86 062
Program support 13 759 15 285 14 920 14 470 16 004
Total program expenses 343 247 401 807 412 470 426 169 444 647

Notes

  1. Excludes expenses relating to payments made to and through the States and Territories by the Department of the Treasury for the National Transport Reform administered item.
  2. Relates to appropriation for CAC Act bodies which is provided through the Department.
Program 2.3: Road safety

The objective, key performance indicators and deliverables for Program 2.3 are unchanged from that published in the 2010-11 PBS.

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
Actual

$'000
2010-11
Revised
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 984 8 371 6 371 0 0
Program support 19 852 19 346 18 315 18 922 20 893
Total program expenses 25 396 33 330 30 299 19 535 21 506
Program 2.4: Air transport

The objective, key performance indicators and deliverables for Program 2.4 are unchanged from that published in the 2010-11 PBS.

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
Actual

$'000
2010-11
Revised
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 1 578 1 500 1 500 1 500 1 500
Implementation of noise amelioration for Adelaide Airport 535 9 365 250 0 0
International Civil Aviation Organization - contribution 1 377 1 483 1 473 1 473 1 473
Payment scheme for Airservices Australia's en route charges 4 070 6 000 6 000 1 000 1 000
Regional Aviation Access(b) 4 897 28 074 13 927 11 627 11 882
Sydney West Airport - rental properties 1 929 2 353 2 353 2 353 2 353
Payments to CAC Act bodies - CASA 50 125 42 779 42 760 42 787 42 813
Depreciation and amortisation 1 062 1 062 1 062 1 062 1 062
Other (write down and impairment of assets) 22 0 0 0 0
Special Appropriation expenses  
Aviation Fuel Revenues (Special Appropriation) Act 1988(c) 80 666 104 307 111 061 116 281 123 991
Program support 36 676 46 121 37 299 37 792 39 938
Total program expenses 182 937 243 044 217 685 215 875 226 012

Notes

  1. Excludes expenses relating to payments made to and through the States and Territories by the Department of the Treasury for the Fort Street High School noise insulation administered item.
  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.
Outcome 3: Coordinated community infrastructure and services in rural, regional and local government areas through financial assistance.

Outcome 3 Strategy

Outcome 3 is delivered through the following programs:

3.1 Regional development

3.2 Local government

The strategy for Outcome 3 is unchanged from that published in the 2010-11 PBS.

However, following the AAO of 14 September 2010, which came into effect 1 October 2010, all functions, programs and administered items associated with Outcome 3 were transferred to DRARDLG. Functions relating to the Jobs Fund -- Infrastructure Employment Projects administered item were subsequently transferred back to the Department with effect from 9 December 2010.

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

All administered items under this program were transferred to DRARDLG in the AAO of 14 September 2010 with effect from 1 October 2010. The Jobs Fund - Infrastructure Employment Projects administered item was subsequently transferred back to the Department with effect from 9 December 2010.

Program 3.1 Expenses
  2009-10
Actual

$'000
2010-11
Revised
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 36 148 10 272 0 0 0
East Kimberley development package(a) 8 965 0 0 0 0
Jobs Fund - Bike paths 23 955 2 807 0 0 0
Jobs Fund - Infrastructure Employment Projects(a)(b) 1 805 51 152 33 400 0 0
Regional and Rural Research and Development Grants 195 0 0 0 0
Regional Development Australia committees 14 552 4 374 0 0 0
Regional Partnerships 19 338 474 0 0 0
Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme(c) 9 126 0 0 0 0
Other (Provision for doubtful debts) 40 0 0 0 0
Program support 26 754 6 227 197 0 0
Total program expenses 140 878 75 306 33 597 0 0

Notes

  1. Excludes expenses for payments made to and through the States and Territories by the Department of the Treasury.
  2. Excludes expenses of $4.876m for the period 1 October 2010 to 8 December 2010 which will be reported by DRARDLG.
  3. The Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme administered item was reclassified from 1 July 2010 and is now reported under Outcome 2, Program 2.4 Air Transport, Regional Aviation Access administered item.
Program 3.2: Local government

All administered items under this program were transferred to DRARDLG in the AAO of 14 September 2010 with effect from 1 October 2010.

Program 3.2 Expenses
  2009-10
Actual

$'000
2010-11
Revised
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) 50 100 0 0 0
Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program 332 191 51 874 0 0 0
Supplementary funding to South Australian councils for local roads 14 821 0 0 0 0
Special Appropriation expenses  
Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995 1 979 941 0 0 0 0
Program support 17 066 3 190 0 0 0
Total program expenses 2 344 069 55 164 0 0 0

Notes

  1. Excludes expenses for payments made to and through the States and Territories by the Department of the Treasury.

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