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Section 2: Outcomes and planned performance2

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.

The outcome described below together with its related programs, determines the performance indicators and targets used to assess and monitor performance of NTC in achieving outcomes.

Figure 2.1: NTC's Outcome Statement, Objective and Work Program

Figure 2.1

Outcome 1: Improved transport productivity, efficiency, safety and environmental performance and regulatory efficiency in Australia through developing, monitoring and maintaining nationally consistent regulatory and operational arrangements relating to road, rail and intermodal transport.

Outcome 1 Strategy

NTC has developed a work program that aims to deliver across a broad range of reform areas such as rail safety law, heavy vehicle access, compliance, maintenance and planning, that extends across road, rail and intermodal.

Forming part of the strategy, the NTC has undertaken extensive consultation with industry and stakeholders prior to developing the work program agenda. The consultation process provided an opportunity for NTC to identify potential gaps and inconsistencies when comparing against the ATC's policy framework (economic, safety, environmental and integration).

As outlined within the NTC Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA), the work program must be presented to the Australian Transport Council for endorsement by transport ministers prior to commencement.

Outcome 1 expense statement

Table 2.1 provides an overview of the total expenses for Outcome 1, by program.

Table 2.1: Budgeted expenses for Outcome 1

Program 1.1: National Transport Commission
Program 1.1 Objective

Delivery of approved reforms as outlined within the NTC work program (subject to approval by transport ministers of the Australian Transport Council).

Program 1.1 Expenses

The following tables summarises the preliminary expense estimates for the NTC’s work program. The ‘expenses not requiring appropriation in the budget year’ represents expenses funded from existing cash reserves and revenue from independent sources.

  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
Annual departmental expenses  
Ordinary Annual Services
(Appropriation Bill No. 1)
0 3 010 3 097 3 178 3 257
Expenses not requiring appropriation in
the Budget year
0 7 006 6 071 5 974 5 978
Total program expenses 0 10 016 9 168 9 152 9 235
Program 1.1 NTC Work Program Deliverables
Deliverables Year Target
National Heavy Vehicle Law Finalise the Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS), support implementation and leave reform maintenance. 2010-11 Revised budget N/A.
2011-12 Budget Delivery of RIS and legislation to ATC.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Regulator established.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Maintain implementation.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2013-14 Budget target.
National Rail Safety Law.

Finalise the RIS, support implementation and lead priority maintenance.

2010-11 Revised budget N/A.
2011-12 Budget Delivery of RIS and legislation to ATC.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Regulator established.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Maintain implementation.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2013-14 Budget target.
COAG Road Reform Plan.

Support CRRP feasibility study and progress Australian Transport Council agreed reform recommendations.

2010-11 Revised budget N/A.
2011-12 Budget CRRP Feasibility Study to ATC.
2012-13 Forward year 1 ATC/COAG agreed reform agenda.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2012-13 Budget target.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2012-13 Budget target.
Heavy Vehicle Access.

Support Performance Based Standards (PBS) implementation and lead maintenance, including updated standards.

Monitor Performance Based Standards and HML/CML reform performance.

2010-11 Revised budget N/A.
2011-12 Budget Delivery of B-triple RIS to ATC.
Route assessment tool.
Bridge assessment scoping study Bridge loading standard RIS to ATC.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Implement support for Performance Based Standards and pavement Loading Standard RIS.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Maintain, monitor and review.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2013-14 Budget target.
National Heavy Vehicle Compliance Strategy

Review and recommend best practice regulatory compliance policy.

2010-11 Revised budget N/A.
2011-12 Budget Develop Compliance Heavy Vehicle Strategy to ATC.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Develop and implement ATC agreed reforms.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2012-13 Budget target.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2012-13 Budget target.
Business Partnerships (Safety)

Review and identify best practice corporate social responsibility safety programs.

2010-11 Revised budget N/A.
2011-12 Budget Delivery of final report to ATC.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Implement.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Monitor.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Post implementation review.
Freight Strategy.

Supply chain monitoring, national ports strategy, rail productivity reform and advice on national freight strategy (Infrastructure Australia).

2010-11 Revised budget N/A.
2011-12 Budget Supply chain scorecard, national framework for improved rail investment, ports strategy progress report and review of intermodal terminal access delivered to ATC.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Review of ports technology, review of economic regulatory frameworks and monitoring.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Implement, maintain, monitor and review.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2013-14 Budget target.
Intelligent Transport Systems.

Electronic work diary (EWD) regulatory policy and regulatory policy support for Cooperative-ITS.

2010-11 Revised budget N/A.
2011-12 Budget EWD trial support and C-ITS discussion paper.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Finalise EWD reform.
C-ITS policy direction to ATC.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Delivery of EWD RIS to ATC.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Implement EWD reform.
Reform Maintenance.

Australian Road Rules (ARR), Australian Vehicle Standards Rules (AVSR), Dangerous Goods and Rail Medical Standards.

2010-11 Revised budget N/A.
2011-12 Budget Rail medical standards.
Dangerous goods package.
Ongoing maintenance review.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
Strategic Planning.

Performance reporting used as a learning tool and to inform strategic planning priorities for reform.

2010-11 Revised budget N/A.
2011-12 Budget Performance reporting against IGA and organisational objectives.
Strategic plan and work programme to ATC.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Strategic planning and performance reporting.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2012-13 Budget target.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2012-13 Budget target.
Transport Reform Monitoring.

Longitudinal surveys (before and after regulators established) to monitor reform impacts.

2010-11 Revised budget N/A.
2011-12 Budget Longitudinal surveys of fatigue, speed and compliance and enforcement.
Baseline HML/CML survey.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Regulatory efficiency (compliance cost) survey.
2013-14 Forward year 2 N/A.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Repeat surveys and scope reviews.
Reform Evaluations.

Australian Road Rules (ARR), Australian Vehicle Standards Rules (AVSR) and Dangerous Goods.

2010-11 Revised budget N/A.
2011-12 Budget ARR and AVSR draft paper.
Dangerous goods code framework, preparation of discussion paper.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Delivery of final ARR and AVSR reviews to ATC.
Final dangerous goods code review.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Develop and implement agreed reforms.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2013-14 Budget target.
Smart Transport for a Growing Nation.

Business case assessment of reform proposals to inform strategic planning.

2010-11 Revised budget N/A.
2011-12 Budget Delivery of final report.
2012-13 Forward year 1 N/A.
2013-14 Forward year 2 N/A.
2014-15 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
Regulatory quality is improved. 2010-11 Revised budget N/A.
2011-12 Budget 100% compliance with Office of Best Practice and Regulation.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
NTC work program is delivered. 2010-11 Revised budget N/A.
2011-12 Budget Work program is delivered on time and on budget.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
Developed reforms are agreed to. 2010-11 Revised budget N/A.
2011-12 Budget All developed reforms receive ATC agreement.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2011-12 Budget target.

2 All tables within this section do not include estimates for 2010-11 as the NTC becomes a reporting independent statutory body under the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 from 1 July 2011.

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