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Section 2: Revisions to agency outcomes and planned performance

2.1: Outcomes and performance information

Outcomes are the intended results, impacts or consequences of actions by the Government on the Australian community. Programmes are the primary vehicle by which government agencies achieve the intended results of their outcome statements. Agencies are required to identify the programmes which contribute to Government outcomes over the Budget and forward years.

Under the Administrative Arrangements Order (AAO) of 18 September 2013, the Department of Infrastructure and Transport was renamed the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (the Department). Functions of the abolished Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport (DRALGAS) relating to regional development, local government and services to territories were transferred to the Department.

Two additional outcomes were gained, with outcomes 1 and 2 of the former DRALGAS being transferred to the Department. These are known as outcomes 3 and 4 respectively.

Figure 2.1 provides the revised outcome and programme structure following the Administrative Arrangements Order of 18 September 2013.

Figure 2.1: Outcome and programme structure

Outcome Programme
Outcome 1
Improved infrastructure across Australia through investment in and coordination of transport and other infrastructure.
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.
2.1 Transport security
2.2 Surface transport
2.3 Road safety
2.4 Air transport
Outcome 3
Strengthening the sustainability, capacity and diversity of regional economies including through facilitating local partnerships between all levels of government and local communities; and providing grants and financial assistance.
3.1 Regional development
3.2 Local government
Outcome 4
Good governance in the Australian territories through the maintenance and improvement of the overarching legislative framework for self-governing territories, and laws and services for non-self-governing territories.
4.1 Services to territories

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 2.5.

Figure 2.2: Outcome 1—Programmes and administered items for 2013–14

Outcome 1

Programme 1.1: Infrastructure investment

  • AusLink Programme1
    • AusLink Programme Investment2
    • AusLink Black Spot Projects2
    • AusLink Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity2
    • AusLink Roads to Recovery
    • AusLink Off-Network Projects2
    • AusLink Off-Network—supplementary
    • AusLink improving the National Network2
  • AusLink Plan for the Future2
  • Bridges Renewal Programme
  • Sustainable Australia—Liveable Communities2
  • Sustainable Australia—National Smart Managed Motorways2

Notes:

  1. The AusLink Programme was previously known as the Nation Building Programme.
  2. The Department of the Treasury is appropriated for payments to and through states and territories for National Partnership payments. Further information on these programmes can be found in Budget Paper 3 or the Treasury's Portfolio Budget Statements (Programme 1.10).

Figure 2.3: Outcome 2—Programmes and administered items for 2013–14

Outcome 2

Programme 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

Programme 2.2: Surface transport

  • Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme
  • International Maritime Organization—contribution
  • Interstate Road Transport Fees
  • OECD Road Transport—contribution
  • Oil Pollution Compensation Funds
  • Sustaining Australia's maritime skills
  • Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme
  • Tasmanian Wheat Freight Scheme
  • Payments to CAC Act bodies—AMSA
  • Payments to CAC Act bodies—NTC

Programme 2.3: Road safety

  • keys2drive
  • Seatbelts on regional school buses

Programme 2.4: Air transport

  • Airport Lessee Companies—reimbursement of parking fines
  • 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

Figure 2.4: Outcome 3—Programmes and administered items for 2013–14

Outcome 3

Programme 3.1: Regional development

  • Boyer Pulp Mill—Structural Assistance
  • Community Development Grants Fund
  • Community Infrastructure Grants1
  • Latrobe Valley economic diversification1
  • Murray-Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Programme
  • Northern Australia Sustainable Futures
  • Regional Development Australia Committees
  • Regional Development Australia Fund
  • Regional Development Projects in Northern Australia
  • South Australia Economic Development Programme1
  • Tasmanian Jobs and Growth Package

Programme 3.2: Local government

  • Local Government Financial Assistance Grants
  • Local Government Reform Fund1
  • Referendum on the recognition of local government in the Australian Constitution
  • Supplementary funding to South Australian councils for local roads

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 programmes can be found in Budget Paper 3 or the Treasury's Portfolio Budget Statements (Programme 1.10).

Figure 2.5: Outcome 4—Programmes and administered items for 2013–14

Outcome 4

Programme 4.1: Services to territories

  • ACT Government—national capital functions
  • Centenary of Canberra 2013—a gift to the national capital1
  • Centenary of Canberra 2013—joint national programme1
  • Christmas Island Phosphate Mining Rehabilitation
  • Norfolk Island—Commonwealth administration
  • Norfolk Island—Kingston and Arthur's Vale historic area
  • Norfolk Island—reforms and services
  • Office of Administrator, Northern Territory
  • Services to Indian Ocean Territories
  • Services to Jervis Bay Territory

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 programmes can be found in Budget Paper 3 or the Treasury's Portfolio Budget Statements (Programme 1.10).

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