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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

The Department has moved to a two outcome structure from 1 July 2011 with the previous Outcome 3 no longer required following the Administrative Arrangements Order (AAO) of 14 September 2010. As a result of these AAOs, all functions, programs and administered items associated with Outcome 3, with the exception of the Jobs Fund - Infrastructure Employment Projects administered item, were transferred to the Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government (DRARDLG). Functions relating to the Jobs Fund - Infrastructure Employment Projects administered item were retained by the Department and reclassified under Outcome 1 with effect from 1 July 2011.

Budgeted expenses and resources for Outcome 3 in 2010-11 are reported at the end of Section 2 and are also included in the Department's budgeted financial statements at Section 3.

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.

  2010-11
Revised
Budget
$'000
2011-12
Budget

$'000
2012-13
Forward
year 1
$'000
2013-14
Forward
year 2
$'000
2014-15
Forward
year 3
$'000
Shared services  
ATSB 2 583 2 638 2 695 2 754 2 814
DRARDLG 5 113 6 817 0 0 0
Total 7 696 9 455 2 695 2 754 2 814

The above expenses are all reflected as unallocated expenses against Outcome 2 in Table 2.2. Revenue is received from these agencies that offset these additional expenses.

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 2.3.

Figure 2.2: Outcome 1 Programs and administered items for 2011-12

Outcome 1
Program 1.1: Infrastructure investment
  • Nation Building Program
    - Nation Building Program Investment(a)
    - Nation Building Black Spot Projects(a)
    - Nation Building Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity(a)
    - Nation Building Improving the National Network(b)
    - Nation Building Roads to Recovery
    - Nation Building Off-Network Projects(a)
    - Nation Building Off-Network Projects - supplementary
  • Nation Building Plan for the Future(a)
  • Jobs Fund - Infrastructure Employment Projects(a)(c)
  • Regional Infrastructure Fund(a)
  • Sustainable Australia - Liveable Cities
  • Sustainable Australia - National Smart Managed Motorways(a)

Notes:

  1. The Department of 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 the Treasury's Portfolio Budget Statements.
  2. The Department of the Treasury reports expenses relating to prepayments associated with prior year payments made to and through the states and territories.
  3. The Jobs Fund Infrastructure Employment Projects administered item was reclassified from Outcome 3 to Outcome 1, effective 1 July 2011.

Figure 2.3: Outcome 2 Programs and administered items for 2011-12

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
  • National Transport Reform(a)
  • OECD Road Transport - contribution
  • Oil Pollution Compensation Fund
  • Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme
  • Tasmanian Wheat Freight Scheme
  • Payments to CAC Act bodies - AMSA
  • Payments to CAC Act bodies - NTC
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
  • Regional Aviation Access
  • Sydney West Airport - rental properties
  • Payments to CAC Act bodies - CASA

Notes:

  1. The Department of 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 the Treasury's Portfolio Budget Statements.

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