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Section 2: Revisions to agency 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.

Figure 2.1 provides the outcome and program structure published in the 2012–13 Portfolio Budget Statements (PB Statements), which remains unchanged.

Figure 2.1: Outcome and program structure

Outcome Program
Outcome 1
Improved infrastructure across Australia through investment in and coordination of transport and other infrastructure.
Program 1.1 Infrastructure Investment
Outcome 2
An efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system for all transport users through regulation, financial assistance and safety investigations.
Program 2.1 Transport Security
Program 2.2 Surface Transport
Program 2.3 Road Safety
Program 2.4 Air Transport

 

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 in the 2012–13 PB Statements. The following changes to the list of administered items for 2012–13, as published in the 2012–13 PB Statements, have occurred since Budget:

Amendments to administered items

Program 1.1: Infrastructure investment

  • The Maldon to Dombarton Rail Link administered item has been removed as it is now incorporated into the Nation Building Off-Network Projects administered item.
  • The following three administered items have been added as the balance of expenses associated with prior year prepayments were not finalised in 2011–12:
    • Nation Building Off-Network—supplementary
    • Nation Building improving local roads
    • Nation Building improving the National Network1

Program 2.3: Road Safety

  • The National Road Safety Council—contribution administered item has been removed as funding for this item ceased in 2011–12.

1 The Department of the Treasury is appropriated for payments to and through states and territories for National Partnership payments. Further information on this program can be found in the Treasury's Portfolio Budget Statements.

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

The strategy for Outcome 1 is unchanged from that published in the 2012–13 PB Statements.

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: Infrastructure investment

The deliverables and key performance indicators are unchanged from that published in the 2012–13 PB Statements. However, the objective for Program 1.1 has been corrected as outlined below.

Program 1.1 Objective

Components of Program 1.1:

(a) Raising the standard of land transport infrastructure

The economic and social outcomes for all Australians depend upon the land transport networks available to them. The Department manages the programs of the Australian Government's significant investment in improving infrastructure for land transport operations. The Government's future infrastructure investment is planned around meeting Australia's changing transport needs. Current studies(a) underway include a high speed rail network on the east coast and an underground rail link between east and west Melbourne.

(h) Investment in community infrastructure

The Department manages the Jobs Fund—Infrastructure Employment Projects(b) Program which supports and creates jobs and skills development through projects that build community infrastructure and social capital in local communities.

(i) Regional Infrastructure Fund

The Department manages the Regional Infrastructure Fund(c) Program which will invest the proceeds of a resurgent resource boom to address urgent infrastructure needs, while supporting the mining industry, boosting export capacity and developing and growing regional economies.

Administered items

The list of administered items reported in the 2012–13 PB Statements has been amended as follows:

  • The Maldon to Dombarton Rail Link administered item has been removed as it is now incorporated into the Nation Building Off-Network Projects administered item.
  • The following three administered items have been added as the balance of expenses associated with prior year prepayments were not finalised in 2011–12:
    • Nation Building Program
      • Nation Building Off-Network—supplementary
      • Nation Building improving local roads
      • Nation Building improving the National Network(d)

Notes:

  1. Reference to a study for the Brisbane cross river rail link has been removed as the study was completed prior to the 2012–13 Budget, and so was incorrectly included in the 2012–13 PB Statements.
  2. The Jobs Fund—Infrastructure Employment Projects Program was incorrectly referred to in the 2012–13 PB Statements as the Infrastructure Employment Projects Program.
  3. The Regional Infrastructure Fund Program was incorrectly referred to in the 2012–13 PB Statements as the Jobs Fund—Regional Infrastructure Fund Program.
  4. 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 the Treasury's PB Statements.
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.
  2011-12
Actual

$'000
2012-13
Revised
Budget
$'000
2013-14
Forward
year 1
$'000
2014-15
Forward
year 2
$'000
2015-16
Forward
year 3
$'000
Annual administered expenses(a)  
Nation Building Program 458,105 424,039 474,779 350,000 350,000
—Nation Building Program Investment(b) 44,171 58,568 84,803 - -
—Nation Building Roads to Recovery 326,474 350,000 373,526 350,000 350,000
—Nation Building Off-Network Projects(b)(d) 64,162 5,980 16,450 - -
—Nation Building Off-Network—supplementary 23,298 8,463 - - -
—Nation Building improving local roads - 1,028 - - -
Cloncurry Community Precinct 2,400 - - - -
Jobs Fund—Infrastructure Employment Projects(b) 13,914 13,200 28,000 - -
Sustainable Australia—Liveable Cities(b) - 9,100 3,820 - -
Special Account expenses  
Nation Building Plan for the Future(c) (Building Australia Fund Infrastructure Portfolio Special Account) 2,236,700 790,400 1,049,000 564,500 752,100
Program support 50,154 42,790 41,596 41,240 41,472
Total program expenses 2,761,273 1,279,529 1,597,195 955,740 1,143,572

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, Nation Building Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity, Nation Building Plan for the Future—Major Cities, Sustainable Australia—National Smart Managed Motorways and Regional Infrastructure Fund administered items. Also excludes expenses relating to prepayments reported by 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. Expenses relate to funds transferred from the Special Account to the Department of the Treasury for payments to and through the states and territories for Building Australia Fund infrastructure projects.
  4. Incorporates the Maldon to Dombarton Rail Link administered item which was reported separately in the 2012–13 PB Statements.
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 2012–13 PB Statements.

Outcome 2 expense statement

Table 2.2 provides an overview of the total expenses for Outcome 2, by program.

Table 2.2: Budgeted expenses 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 2012-13 PB Statements.

Program 2.1 Expenses

The decrease in expenses from 2013–14 is due mainly to measures announced in the 2010–11 Budget.
2011-12
Actual

$'000
2012-13
Revised
Budget
$'000
2013-14
Forward
year 1
$'000
2014-15
Forward
year 2
$'000
2015-16
Forward
year 3
$'000
Annual administered expenses  
Aviation security enhancements 796 999 999 1,019 1,040
—improving international aviation security 41 43 23 23 23
—regional passenger screening 755 956 976 996 1,017
Strengthening aviation security 23,425 12,472 4,298 - -
—optimal technologies at international gateway airports 11,445 7,676 100 - -
—regional and domestic aviation security 11,980 4,796 4,198 - -
Program support 86,474 85,203 93,221 88,198 96,361
Total program expenses 110,695 98,674 98,518 89,217 97,401
Program 2.2: Surface transport

The objective, deliverables and key performance indicators for Program 2.2 are unchanged
from that published in the 2012–13 PB 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
Actual

$'000
2012-13
Revised
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 34,562 41,100 42,000 43,000 44,100
International Maritime Organization
—contribution
186 193 204 217 232
OECD Road Transport
—contribution
32 32 34 36 37
Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme 93,231 110,200 112,300 114,400 116,600
Tasmanian Wheat Freight Scheme - 1,050 1,050 1,050 1,050
Payments to CAC Act bodies
—AMSA
58,543 63,323 53,732 54,296 54,728
Payments to CAC Act bodies
—NTC
3,010 3,100 3,171 3,251 3,332
Special Appropriation expenses  
Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990(b) 100,842 101,891 102,739 108,088 112,488
Protection of the Sea (Oil Pollution Compensation Fund) Act 1993 307 218 535 1,000 1,000
Special Account expenses  
Interstate Road Transport fees
(Interstate Road Transport Special Account)
83,762 90,187 92,534 96,233 100,081
Program support 17,142 16,477 16,557 17,026 17,124
Total program expenses 391,617 427,771 424,856 438,597 450,772

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 and Temporary Assistance for Tasmanian Exporters administered items.
  2. Relates to appropriation for CAC Act bodies which is provided through the Department.
Program 2.3: Road safety

The deliverables and key performance indicators for Program 2.3 are unchanged from that published in the 2012–13 PB Statements. However, the objective for Program 2.3 has been modified as outlined below.

Program 2.3 Objective

Components of Program 2.3:

Administered items

The list of administered items reported in the 2012–13 PB Statements has been amended as
follows:

  • The National Road Safety Councilcontribution administered item has been removed as funding for this item ceased in 2011–12.
Program 2.3 Expenses

The decrease in expenses from one year to the next is due the current funding profile of
administered items.
2011-12
Actual

$'000
2012-13
Revised
Budget
$'000
2013-14
Forward
year 1
$'000
2014-15
Forward
year 2
$'000
2015-16
Forward
year 3
$'000
Annual administered expenses  
keys2drive - 5,000 - - -
National Road Safety Council
— contribution
613 - - - -
Seatbelts on regional school buses 1,755 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Program support 17,713 17,274 17,233 16,970 17,072
Total program expenses 20,081 23,274 18,233 17,970 18,072
Program 2.4: Air transport

The key performance indicators for Program 2.4 are unchanged from that published in the 2012–13 PB Statements. However, the objective and deliverables for Program 2.4 has been corrected as outlined below.

Program 2.4 Objective

Components of Program 2.4:

(f) Supporting sustainable development

The Department administers the following items in order to target opportunities for economic and social participation by, variously, improving access to services, assisting local councils to deliver infrastructure projects, helping communities to plan for sustainable futures and supporting structural adjustment. The following initiatives are undertaken under the Regional Aviation Access Program (RAAP).

  • RAAP Funding Component 1—Remote Air Services Subsidy (RASS) Scheme: This Scheme supports 255(a) remote communities by subsidising an air service, typically weekly, for the carriage of passengers and essential freight to remote areas which would otherwise not receive such a service.
  • RAAP Funding Component 2—Remote Aerodrome Inspection (RAI) program: This program provides identified remote Indigenous communities with annual aerodrome inspections and related services to assist those communities to meet their aviation safety obligations.
  • RAAP Funding Component 3—Remote Aviation Infrastructure Fund (RAIF): This component provides funding for aviation safety upgrade works at aerodromes that service remote Indigenous communities receiving a RASS service.
  • RAAP Funding Component 4—Remote Aerodrome Safety Program (RASP): This
    program assists local councils to deliver aviation safety upgrades at remote
    aerodromes. 151 projects were approved for funding over the four rounds of the Program. The Program has now closed.
  • RAAP Funding Component 5—Remote Airstrip Upgrade (RAU) program: This program provides funding to improve the safety of airstrips in remote and isolated communities in Australia. The new funding builds on the investment made over the last four years through RASP and is vital for the provision of access to essential air services such as the flying doctor.

Notes:

  1. The number of remote communities supported by the RAAP Funding Component 1—Remote Air Services Subsidy (RASS) Scheme was incorrectly reported as 253 in the 2012–13 PB Statements.
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.
2011-12
Actual

$'000
2012-13
Revised
Budget
$'000
2013-14
Forward
year 1
$'000
2014-15
Forward
year 2
$'000
2015-16
Forward
year 3
$'000
Annual administered expenses(a)  
Airport Lessee Companies
—reimbursement of parking fines
602 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500
Implementation of noise amelioration for Adelaide Airport 2,586 - - - -
International Civil Aviation 1,362 1,446 1,595 1,699 1,719
Organization—contribution  
Payment scheme for Airservices
Australia's en route charges
4,228 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Regional Aviation Access 27,727 24,627 15,858 12,096 12,351
Sydney West Airport—rental properties 2,442 2,757 2,757 2,600 2,600
Payments to CAC Act bodies—CASA 42,739 42,367 42,432 42,443 42,467
Depreciation and amortisation 1,128 1,166 1,166 1,166 1,166
Special Appropriation expenses  
Aviation Fuel Revenues
(Specia lAppropriation) Act 1988(b)
110,666 114,874 117,872 119,760 124,109
Program support 37,521 37,344 37,322 36,662 36,873
Total program expenses 231,001 227,081 221,502 218,926 223,785

Notes

  1. Excludes expenses for the Fort Street High School—noise insulation administered item for payments made to and through the states and territories by the Department of the Treasury.
  2. Relates to appropriation for CAC Act bodies which is provided through the Department.

Program 2.4 Deliverables

The following deliverable is in addition to those published in the 2012–13 PB Statements for Program 2.4. The amendment ensures the list of major new activities in the Outcome 2 strategy in the 2012–13 PB Statements, which are relevant to Program 2.4, is reflected in the deliverables.

Deliverables Year Target
Aviation capacity for the Sydney region is enhanced as set out in the Government's response to the Joint Study. 2011–12 Revised budget N/A.
2012–13 Budget Progress all elements of the Government’s response.
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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