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Department of Infrastructure and Transport

Section 2: Outcomes and planned performance

2.1: Outcomes and performance information (continued)

Program 2.2: Surface transport
Program 2.2 Objective

The Surface transport program contributes to Outcome 2 through activities which seek to improve the performance of the surface transport industry for the benefit of all Australians.

Components of Program 2.2

(a) National heavy vehicle and rail safety regulation

The Department will work with the host jurisdictions (SA for Rail and QLD for Heavy Vehicles) and respective Project Directors to implement single rail and heavy vehicle national laws and national regulators, and establish corporate offices by January 2013.

(b) National maritime safety regulation

The Department will work with AMSA (the designated national maritime safety regulator) and the states and territories to implement the national system of maritime safety regulation by 2013.

(c) Shipping policy and regulation

The Department will implement the Government's shipping policy reforms which aim to reinvigorate the Australian shipping industry. The Department continues its involvement in international negotiations to facilitate the growth of maritime trade, including in the International Maritime Organization and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.

(d) Maritime safety and environment

The Department will contribute to the protection of life at sea and the marine environment through international and domestic stakeholder engagement, legislation and regulation development and oversight of AMSA. The Department will also manage the modernisation of maritime safety legislation.

(e) Road transport policy

To improve heavy vehicle productivity and safety, the Department will contribute to the effective progress of the COAG and SCOTI reform agenda for road transport including in relation to compliance and enforcement, high productivity heavy vehicles and network access for performance based standards vehicles and fatigue management.

(f) COAG Road Reform Plan (CRRP)


Together with state and territory jurisdictions, if COAG agrees to proceed to the next phase of the CRRP work the Department will provide policy guidance and analysis towards the delivery of advice to COAG by December 2012 on the stage of work.

(g) Tasmanian transport schemes

The Department will continue to administer schemes to alleviate the cost disadvantage associated with transportation of eligible freight and passenger vehicles to and from Tasmania by sea.

(h) Transport disability standards

In consultation with key stakeholders, the Department will implement the agreed Government actions responding to the first five year review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport and work on the already commenced 2012 review required by the transport standards.

(i) Environmental standards


The Department will contribute to the Government's environmental policy objectives, including implementation of mandatory CO2 emission standards for light vehicles from 2015.

Administered items


  • 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

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.
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 Equalisation Scheme administered items and the changing profile of expenses for the Payments to CAC Act bodies—AMSA administered item and special appropriation expenses.
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 administered expenses(a)  
Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme 40,000 41,200 42,300 43,400 44,500
International Maritime Organization—contribution 166 209 215 224 233
OECD Road Transport—contribution 32 33 34 35 37
Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme 100,000 101,900 103,800 105,800 107,800
Tasmanian Wheat Freight Scheme - 1,050 1,050 1,050 1,050
Payments to CAC Act bodies—AMSA 58,543 58,228 54,067 54,711 55,192
Payments to CAC Act bodies—NTC 3,010 3,100 3,181 3,260 3,342
Special Appropriation expenses  
Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990(b) 99,064 101,891 102,739 108,088 112,488
Protection of the Sea (Oil Pollution Compensation Fund) Act 1993 2,130 670 1,000 1,000 1,000
Special Account expenses  
Interstate Road Transport fees—(Interstate Road Transport Special Account) 84,715 92,594 101,204 110,615 120,900
Program support 14,054 11,129 10,415 11,111 11,116
Total program expenses 401,714 412,004 420,005 439,294 457,658

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 2.2 Deliverables
The following deliverables represent the goods and services produced and delivered by the program in meeting its objective.
Deliverables Year Target
SCOTI and COAG decisions on developing and implementing national approaches to heavy vehicle regulation, maritime safety and rail safety regulation and investigation are progressed. 2011–12 Revised budget Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2012–13 Budget COAG and SCOTI decisions are implemented within agreed timeframes and decision making by SCOTI Ministers is facilitated.
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.
Subject to COAG's agreement to proceed to the next phase of the CRRP work, the provision of policy input to the CRRP on packages of funding and charging reform arrangements. 2011–12 Revised budget Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2012–13 Budget Advice prepared for SCOTI and delivery of reform packages to COAG in accordance with the agreed timeframe. Work on a Regulation Impact Statement should COAG agree to proceed.
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.
Maintain the Green Vehicle Guide (GVG) website as the principal place for information on the environmental performance of new light vehicles in the Australian market place. 2011–12 Revised budget Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2012–13 Budget Increased web hits and citation of GVG ratings in elements of the media.
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.
Implement the Commonwealth's commitment to CO2 emission standards for light vehicles from 2015, and implement additional COAG agreed measures on vehicle fuel efficiency and low emission vehicles in consultation with the States, Territories and key stakeholders. 2011–12 Revised budget Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2012–13 Budget Develop and implement agreed mandatory CO2 standards and COAG actions within agreed timeframes.
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.
Government endorsed actions in response to the Review of Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport are implemented. 2011–12 Revised budget Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2012–13 Budget Implement agreed Government actions in consultation with key stakeholders. Meet Government timeframes and guidelines.
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.
Contribute to the development and implementation of international shipping conventions to protect the environment and ensure maritime safety. 2011–12 Revised budget Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2012–13 Budget Ongoing international and domestic stakeholder engagement. Development and implementation of legislation and regulations in line with agreed government policy and international conventions.
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.
Implement the Australian Government's commitment to revitalise the Australian shipping industry. 2011–12 Revised budget Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2012–13 Budget Develop and implement agreed policy measures within agreed timeframes.
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.
Efficient and effective management of administered items. 2011–12 Revised budget Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2012–13 Budget Items are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, published guidelines and ANAO guidance.
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 2.2 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
Targeted transport regulatory reform initiatives are developed and progressed through COAG to enable single national systems of regulation, maritime safety legislation and rail safety regulation and investigation. 2011–12 Revised budget Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2012–13 Budget The COAG national reform agenda is actively progressed in conjunction with all state and territory governments.
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.
Ensure the competitiveness and sustainability of Australian coastal shipping. 2011–12 Revised budget Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2012–13 Budget Implementation of Government commitments on shipping industry reform.
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.
Policy advice is influential in COAG's consideration to improve the environmental performance of the Australian new vehicle fleet. 2011–12 Revised budget Ongoing—refer to 2012–13 Budget target.
2012–13 Budget Implement the Australian Government's commitment to introduce mandatory CO2 emission standards from 2015.
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.

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