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Civil Aviation Safety Authority

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.

CASA has a single key portfolio outcome supported by a number of performance indicators and targets used to assess and monitor the performance of CASA in achieving this outcome.

Outcome 1: Maximise aviation safety through a regulatory regime, detailed technical material on safety standards, comprehensive aviation industry oversight, risk analysis, industry consultation, education and training.

Outcome 1 Strategy

CASA’s portfolio outcome will be achieved by delivering its strategic direction articulated in the CASA Corporate Plan and by performing its day–to–day regulatory functions and activities as presented in the authority’s divisional business and risk management plans.

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

Contributions to Outcome 1

Program 1.1: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Program 1.1 Objective

Develop and maintain a quality safety regulatory framework and oversight its application through effective entry control, surveillance, education and enforcement to maintain, enhance and promote civil aviation safety.
Program 1.1 Expenses

The decrease in CASA's program expenses in 2012–13 is the planned implementation of a number of cost saving strategies such as better utilisation of contractors, reduction in travel through the increase usage of video conferencing and general reduction in administration costs resulting from the rollout of new technologies..
2011–12
Revised
Budget
$'000
2012–13
Budget

$'000
2013–14
Forward
year 1
$'000
2014–15
Forward
year 2
$'000
2015–16
Forward
year 3
$'000
Annual departmental expenses  
Ordinary Annual Services
(Appropriation Bill No. 1)
42,739 42,675 42,695 42,716 42,747
Special Appropriations  
Aviation Fuel Revenues (Special Appropriation) Act 1988—s4 111,859 111,874 117,872 119,760 124,109
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year(a) 23,581 19,825 19,835 20,209 20,408
Total program expenses 178,179 174,374 180,402 182,685 187,264

Notes:

  1. Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year is made up of Revenue from independent sources and cash reserves.
Program 1.1 Deliverables
  • Comprehensive, consistent and effective regulation to enhance aviation safety
    CASA will focus its efforts to maintain, enhance and promote aviation safety as set out in the Civil Aviation Act. CASA’s work will centre on enhancing oversight and surveillance, completing the Regulatory Reform Program, continuing to reform the Australian administered airspace and continuing effective enforcement to secure compliance with safety standards.

  • Good governance and continuous improvement of organisational efficiency
    CASA is committed to being accountable to the Minister, Parliament and the Australian people. CASA has a number of control systems to monitor governance arrangements and continues to improve its consistent and efficient delivery of operational activities, regulatory services and other support functions. CASA is working to make sure decisions are fair, consistent and reflect systematic evaluation.

  • Effective and appropriate relationships with the wider aviation community
    CASA maintains a constructive working relationship with the Australian Government and promotes effective consultation and communication with the wider aviation community. Through its educational efforts and promotional campaigns, CASA is encouraging the aviation industry to understand its safety obligations and contribute to achieving higher safety outcomes.
Deliverables Year Target
Comprehensive, consistent and effective regulation to enhance aviation safety. 2011–12 Revised budget Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2012–13 Budget Enhanced regulation of aviation safety.
2013–14 Forward year 1 Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2014–15 Forward year 2 Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2015–16 Forward year 3 Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
Good governance and continuous improvement of organisational efficiency. 2011–12 Revised budget Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2012–13 Budget Enhanced level of governance and operational efficiency.
2013–14 Forward year 1 Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2014–15 Forward year 2 Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2015–16 Forward year 3 Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
Effective and appropriate relationships with the wider aviation community. 2011–12 Revised budget Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2012–13 Budget Enhanced level of relationships.
2013–14 Forward year 1 Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2014–15 Forward year 2 Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2015–16 Forward year 3 Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
Program 1.1 Key performance indicators1
  • Number of accidents per hours flown, by industry sector.
  • Number of incidents per hours flown, by industry sector.
Key performance indicators Year Target
Number of accidents per hours flown, by industry sector. 2011–12 Revised budget Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2012–13 Budget Reducing trend.
2013–14 Forward year 1 Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2014–15 Forward year 2 Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2015–16 Forward year 3 Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
Number of incidents per hours flown, by industry sector. 2011–12 Revised budget Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2012–13 Budget Reducing trend.
2013–14 Forward year 1 Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2014–15 Forward year 2 Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2015–16 Forward year 3 Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.

1These measures are considered as high-level performance measures with many government agencies and wider industry operators contributing to the outcome.

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