Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Section 2: Revisions to entity outcomes and planned performance

2.1: Outcomes and performance information

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

Figure 2.1 provides the outcome and programme structure which remains unchanged from that reported in the 2014‑15 PB Statements.

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 Australian Government. The relationship between the Department's outcomes and its administered items are detailed in Figures 2.2 to 2.5 in the 2014‑15 PB Statements. The following changes to the list of administered items, as published in the 2014‑15 PB Statements, have occurred since Budget:

Amendments to administered items

Programme 1.1: Infrastructure investment

  • Within the Infrastructure Investment Programme, the Off-Network Projects component has been incorporated into the Investment component.
  • The Bridges Renewal Programme has been reclassified as a National Partnership payment with payments made to and through the states and territories by the Department of the Treasury.

Programme 3.1: Regional development

  • There is a new administered item: Bathurst 200 Commemorative Flagstaff Project—contribution.

Programme 3.2: Local government

  • There is a new administered item: Award for local government.

Programme 4.1: Services to territories

  • There is a new administered item: Loan to the Australian Capital Territory Government—loose fill asbestos.

Outcome 1: Improved infrastructure across Australia through investment in and coordination of transport and other infrastructure.

Outcome 1 Strategy

The strategy for Outcome 1 has changed from that published in the 2014‑15 PB Statements. On 1 September 2014, amendments to the Infrastructure Australia Act 2008 came into effect. The amendments re‑established Infrastructure Australia as a Corporate Commonwealth Entity under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (previously Infrastructure Australia was a statutory council). References to Infrastructure Australia have been removed from the Outcome 1 Strategy.

Outcome 1 expense statement

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

Table 2.1: Budgeted expenses for Outcome 1

Contributions to Outcome 1

Programme 1.1: Infrastructure investment

The objective, deliverables and key performance indicators for Programme 1.1 have changed from those published in the 2014‑15 PB Statements.

Programme 1.1 Objective

The changes to the Programme 1.1 Objective include:

  • removal of references to Infrastructure Australia, as Infrastructure Australia was re‑established as a Corporate Commonwealth Entity from 1 September 2014; and
  • modification of the administered items as outlined on page 23.
Programme 1.1 Expenses
The changes in expenses from 2013‑14 to 2014‑15 are due mainly to the current funding profile of the Infrastructure Investment Programme and the Plan for the Future administered items.
2013‑14
Actual

$'000
2014‑15
Revised
Budget
$'000
2015‑16
Forward
estimate
$'000
2016‑17
Forward
estimate
$'000
2017‑18
Forward
estimate
$'000
Annual administered expenses1  
Infrastructure Investment Programme 731,610 578,089 491,000 486,000 452,500
—Investment2,3 354,546 225,112 141,000 136,000 102,500
—Roads to Recovery 372,529 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000
Off-Network supplementary 4,535 2,977 - - -
Jobs Fund—Infrastructure Employment Projects 2,104 - - - -
Sustainable Australia—Liveable Communities2 4,324 - - - -
WestConnext Stage 2—provision of a concessional loan - - 96,610 344,526 314,888
Payments to corporate entities—IA - - 11,780 11,638 8,856
Special Appropriation expenses          
Infrastructure Australia Amendment Act 20144 - 15,037 - - -
Special Account expenses  
Plan for the Future (Building Australia Fund Infrastructure Portfolio Special Account)5 1,198,990 379,100  232,100 - -
Infrastructure Growth Package—Roads to Recovery (Asset Recycling Fund Infrastructure Special Account)6 - - 350,000 - -
Programme support 44,508 49,762 34,724 33,448 31,000
Total programme expenses 1,981,536 1,021,988 1,216,214 875,612 807,244

Notes:

  1. Excludes expenses relating to payments made to and through the states and territories by the Department of the Treasury for the Infrastructure Investment Programme (Black Spot Projects and Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity), Bridges Renewal Programme, Infrastructure Growth Package (New Investments, Black Spot Projects and Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan) and Sustainable Australia—National Smart Managed Motorways administered items. Also excludes expenses relating to prepayments reported by the Department of the Treasury associated with prior year payments made to and through the states and territories for the 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. Within the Infrastructure Investment Programme administered item, the Off-Network Projects component has been incorporated into the Investment component.
  4. Relates to appropriation for corporate entities which is provided through the Department.
  5. 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.
  6. The Asset Recycling Fund Infrastructure Special Account is yet to be established.

Programme 1.1 Deliverables

One Programme 1.1 deliverable has been amended following the establishment of Infrastructure Australia as a Corporate Commonwealth Entity. The amended deliverable is below.

Deliverables Year Target
6. Analysis and prioritisation of infrastructure projects and reform initiatives. 2013‑14 Actual Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Budget target.
2014‑15
Revised Budget
Recommendations considered by the Australian Government.
2015‑16
Forward year 1
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Budget target.
2016‑17
Forward year 2
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Budget target.
2017‑18
Forward year 3
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Budget target.

Two Programme 1.1 deliverables have been deleted as they were applicable to Infrastructure Australia. The deleted deliverables are below.

Deliverables Year Target
7. Infrastructure Australia's remote Indigenous infrastructure framework. 2013‑14
Revised Budget
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Budget target.
2014‑15 Budget Recommendations considered by Australian governments.
2015‑16
Forward year 1
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Budget target.
2016‑17
Forward year 2
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Budget target.
2017‑18
Forward year 3
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Budget target.
8. Tax loss incentive for designated infrastructure projects. 2013‑14
Revised Budget
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Budget target.
2014‑15 Budget Incentive implementation.
2015‑16
Forward year 1
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Budget target.
2016‑17
Forward year 2
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Budget target.
2017‑18
Forward year 3
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Budget target.

Programme 1.1 Key performance indicators

Two Programme 1.1 key performance indicators have been deleted as they were applicable to Infrastructure Australia. The deleted key performance indicators are below.

Key performance indicators Year Target
4. Infrastructure and urban system initiatives are promoted in order to maximise economic development and productivity. 2013‑14
Revised Budget
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Budget target.
2014‑15
Budget
Initiatives endorsed by Australian governments.
2015‑16
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Budget target.
2016‑17
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Budget target.
2017‑18
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Budget target.
5. Integrated infrastructure and urban system priorities are identified to address the local, regional and national needs of Australians. 2013‑14
Revised Budget
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Budget target.
2014‑15
Budget
Initiatives endorsed by Australian governments.
2015‑16
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Budget target.
2016‑17
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Budget target.
2017‑18
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Budget target.

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

The strategy for Outcome 2 remains unchanged from that published in the 2014‑15 PB Statements.

Outcome 2 expense statement

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

Table 2.2: Budgeted expenses Outcome 2

Contributions to Outcome 2

Programme 2.1: Transport security

The objective, deliverables and key performance indicators for Programme 2.1 are unchanged from that published in the 2014‑15 PB Statements.

Programme 2.1 Expenses
The decrease in expenses from 2013‑14 is due mainly to measures announced in the 2010‑11 Budget.
2013‑14
Actual

$'000
2014‑15
Revised
Budget
$'000
2015‑16
Forward
year 1
$'000
2016‑17
Forward
year 2
$'000
2017‑18
Forward
year 3
$'000
Annual administered expenses  
Aviation security enhancements 784 997 997 997 1,017
- improving international aviation security 23 23 23 23 23
- regional passenger screening 761 974 974 974 994
Strengthening aviation security 334 - - - -
- optimal technologies at international gateway airports 22 - - - -
- regional and domestic aviation security 312 - - - -
Programme support 81,403 75,330 78,865 78,972 74,685
Total programme expenses 82,521 76,327 79,862 79,969 75,702

Programme 2.2: Surface transport

The objective, deliverables and key performance indicators for Programme 2.2 remain unchanged from those published in the 2014‑15 PB Statements.

Programme 2.2 Expenses
The change in expenses from one year to the next is mainly due to the current funding profile of administered items.
2013‑14
Actual

$'000
2014‑15
Revised
Budget
$'000
2015‑16
Forward
estimate
$'000
2016‑17
Forward
estimate
$'000
2017‑18
Forward
estimate
$'000
Annual administered expenses  
Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme 37,529 38,900 40,000 41,000 42,000
International Maritime Organization—contribution 300 307 324 326 331
OECD Road Transport—contribution 45 43 58 61 65
Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme 101,730 114,300 114,300 114,300 114,300
Payments to corporate entities—AMSA 65,080 65,284 57,638 66,375 71,569
Payments to corporate entities—NTC 3,169 3,242 3,327 3,411 3,497
Special Appropriation expenses  
Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 19901 117,962 118,677 126,733 134,311 146,746
Protection of the Sea (Oil Pollution Compensation Funds) Act 1993 - 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Special Account expenses  
Interstate Road Transport fees—(Interstate Road Transport Special Account) 75,076 71,002 71,002 71,002 71,002
Programme support 19,408 18,891 17,448 17,071 15,964
Total programme expenses 420,299 431,646 431,830 448,857 466,474

Notes

  1. Relates to appropriation for corporate entities which is provided through the Department.

Programme 2.3: Road safety

The objective, deliverables and key performance indicators for Programme 2.3 are unchanged from that published in the 2014‑15 PB Statements.

Programme 2.3 Expenses
The change in expenses from one year to the next is mainly due to the current funding profile of administered items.
2013‑14
Actual

$'000
2014‑15
Revised
Budget
$'000
2015‑16
Forward
estimate
$'000
2016‑17
Forward
estimate
$'000
2017‑18
Forward
estimate
$'000
Annual administered expenses  
keys2drive 3,500 4,000 4,000 - -
Seatbelts on regional school buses 787 1,000 1,000 - -
Programme support 18,863 19,740 19,868 19,718 18,434
Total programme expenses 23,150 24,740 24,868 19,718 18,434

Programme 2.4: Air transport

The objective, deliverables and key performance indicators for Programme 2.4 are unchanged from those published in the 2014‑15 PB Statements.

Programme 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.
2013‑14
Actual

$'000
2014‑15
Revised
Budget
$'000
2015‑16
Forward
estimate
$'000
2016‑17
Forward
estimate
$'000
2017‑18
Forward
estimate
$'000
Annual administered expenses
Airport Lessee Companies—reimbursement of parking fines 834 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Hobart International Airport runway extension—contribution - 5,500 26,100 6,400 -
Implementation of noise amelioration for Adelaide Airport 26 600 4,374 - -
International Civil Aviation Organization—contribution 1,743 1,814 1,946 2,058 2,202
Payment scheme for Airservices Australia's en route charges 982 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Regional Aviation Access 18,860 18,170 12,313 12,597 12,861
Sydney West Airport—rental properties 1,740 2,600 750 - -
Payments to corporate entities—CASA 42,460 42,480 42,467 42,461 42,491
Depreciation and amortisation 1,166 1,860 1,860 - -
Special Appropriation expenses
Aviation Fuel Revenues (Special Appropriation) Act 19881 120,126 125,600 132,200 139,100 146,400
Programme support 39,934 72,846 68,876 46,831 42,483
Total programme expenses 227,871 274,470 293,886 252,447 249,437

Notes:

  1. Relates to appropriation for corporate entities which is provided through the Department.

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.

Outcome 3 Strategy

The strategy for Outcome 3 remains unchanged from that published in the 2014‑15 PB Statements.

Outcome 3 expense statement

Table 2.3 provides an overview of the total expenses for Outcome 3, by programme.

Table 2.3: Budgeted expenses Outcome 3

Contributions to Outcome 3

Programme 3.1: Regional development

The deliverables and key performance indicators for Programme 3.1 are unchanged from those published in the 2014‑15 PB Statements. However the objective has been modified.

Programme 3.1 Objective

The list of administered items appearing in the Programme 3.1 Objective has been modified as outlined on page 23.

Programme 3.1 Expenses
The fluctuation in expenses from one year to the next is due mainly to the changing profile of expenses for some administered items.
2013‑14
Actual1

$'000
2014‑15
Revised
Budget
$'000
2015‑16
Forward
estimate
$'000
2016‑17
Forward
estimate
$'000
2017‑18
Forward
estimate
$'000
Annual administered expenses2  
Bathurst 200 Commemorative Flagstaff Project—contribution - 250 - - -
Boyer Pulp Mill—Structural Assistance 14,000 - - - -
Community Development Grants Fund 4,410 148,490 135,000 26,000 -
Community Infrastructure Grants3 40,207 15,666 - - -
Latrobe Valley economic diversification3 1,000 4,100 2,400 - -
National Stronger Regions Fund - - 200,000 200,000 200,000
Northern Australia Sustainable Futures 600 - - - -
Regional Development Australia Committees 8,397 19,202 19,203 19,202 19,605
Regional Development Australia Fund 109,585 131,540 36,127 1,133 -
Regional Development Projects in Northern Australia - 4,800 - - -
Tasmanian Jobs and Growth Package 5,106 47,105 24,745 12,000 -
Programme support 28,041 35,678 31,977 30,140 28,017
Total programme expenses1 211,346 406,831 449,452 288,475 247,622

Notes:

  1. 2013‑14 estimated actuals appear lower in comparison to the 2014‑15 estimates primarily because it excludes actuals incurred prior to the transfer of functions from DRALGAS in the AAO of 18 September 2013.
  2. Excludes expenses relating to payments made to and through the states and territories by the Department of the Treasury for the Murray-Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Programme and South Australia Economic Development Programme administered items.
  3. Excludes expenses relating to payments made to and through the states and territories by the Department of the Treasury.

Programme 3.2: Local government

The deliverables and key performance indicators for Programme 3.2 are unchanged from those published in the 2014‑15 PB Statements. However the objective has been modified.

Programme 3.2 Objective

The list of administered items appearing in the Programme 3.2 Objective has been modified as outlined on page 23.

Programme 3.2 Expenses
The increase in expenses from 2013‑14 to 2014‑15 is due to the bring‑forward of funds from 2013‑14 to 2012‑13 for the Local Government Financial Assistance Grants administered item.
2013‑14
Actual1

$'000
2014‑15
Revised
Budget
$'000
2015‑16
Forward
estimate
$'000
2016‑17
Forward
estimate
$'000
2017‑18
Forward
estimate
$'000
Annual administered expenses  
Award for local government - 16 16 16 16
Referendum on the recognition of local government in the Australian Constitution 14     - -
Supplementary funding to South Australian councils for local roads 13,361   - - -
Special Appropriation expenses  
Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995 867,295 2,288,701 2,288,701 2,288,701 2,386,199
Programme support 1,752 1,650 1,845 1,843 1,746
Total programme expenses1 882,422 2,290,367 2,290,562 2,290,560 2,387,961

Notes:

  1. 2013‑14 estimated actuals appear lower in comparison to the 2014‑15 estimates primarily because it excludes actuals incurred prior to the transfer of functions from DRALGAS in the AAO of 18 September 2013.

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.

Outcome 4 Strategy

The strategy for Outcome 4 has changed from that published in the 2014‑15 PB Statements to include the new administered item: Loan to the Australian Capital Territory Government—loose fill asbestos.

The modified strategy is below.

Outcome 4 is delivered through the following programmes:

4.1 Services to territories

The Department administers the territories of the Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Christmas Island, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the Coral Sea Islands and Jervis Bay, and manages national interests in the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory and Norfolk Island.

Through Outcome 4, the Department assists these territories to establish and maintain good governance and manage their own futures by providing services and advice on ongoing administration for the non-self-governing territories. The Department delivers services, provides funding support and undertakes capital works with the objective of ensuring that territory communities have access to similar services as equivalent state communities.

The Department will contribute to these objectives by:

  • providing policy advice and legislation to maintain and improve effective systems of governance and the necessary legal framework for the protection and wellbeing of the community;
  • supporting the Australian Government's role in the territories through continuous improvement of the administration of inter-governmental agreements and various programmes, maintaining Australian Government assets and delivering state and local government-type services; and
  • administering the loan to the ACT Government to implement a programme to remediate the contamination by loose fill asbestos of properties in the ACT and related activities.
Following COAG federal financial framework reforms, the Department of the Treasury is responsible for National Partnership Payments to and through the states and territories. The Department of the Treasury holds the appropriation for these items and reports the financial details accordingly. The non‑financial performance of the corresponding programmes remains the responsibility of the Department. The Outcome 4 programmes administered by the Department under this framework include the Australian Government's contribution to the Centenary of Canberra in 2014‑15.

Outcome 4 expense statement

Table 2.4 provides an overview of the total expenses for Outcome 4, by programme.

Table 2.4: Budgeted expenses Outcome 4

Contributions to Outcome 4

Programme 4.1: Services to territories

The key performance indicators for Programme 4.1 remain unchanged from those published in the 2014‑15 PB Statements. However the objective and deliverables have been modified.

Programme 4.1 Objective

The list of administered items appearing in the Programme 4.1 Objective has been modified as outlined on page 23.

Programme 4.1 Expenses
The fluctuation in expenses from one year to the next is due mainly to the termination of the Norfolk Island—reforms and services administered item in 2014‑15 and the changing profiles of the Loan to the Australian Capital Territory Government—loose fill asbestos and Services to Indian Ocean Territories administered items.
2013‑14
Actual1

$'000
2014‑15
Revised
Budget
$'000
2015‑16
Forward
estimate
$'000
2016‑17
Forward
estimate
$'000
2017‑18
Forward
estimate
$'000
Annual administered expenses2
ACT Government—national capital functions 1,441 1,932 1,934 1,916 1,950
Loan to the Australian Capital Territory Government—loose fill asbestos - 27,691 8,750 - -
Norfolk Island—Commonwealth administration 560 631 631 667 679
Norfolk Island—Kingston and Arthur's Vale historic area 599 630 633 632 643
Norfolk Island—reforms and services 5,446 12,500 - - -
Office of Administrator, Northern Territory 209 374 329 324 340
Services to Indian Ocean Territories 88,132 126,184 100,651 100,615 102,254
Services to Jervis Bay Territory 5,432 6,293 5,764 5,802 5,906
Depreciation and amortisation 27,926 41,442 35,220 30,432 30,958
Other3 455 - - - -
Special Account expenses
Christmas Island Phosphate Mining Rehabilitation Special Account 1,444 1,710 1,700 1,600 1,600
Programme support 9,099 14,348 14,407 14,466 13,572
Total programme expenses1 140,743 233,735 170,019 156,454 157,902

Notes:

  1. 2013‑14 estimated actuals appear lower in comparison to the 2014‑15 estimates primarily because it excludes actuals incurred prior to the transfer of functions from DRALGAS in the AAO of 18 September 2013.
  2. Excludes expenses relating to payments made to and through the states and territories by the Department of the Treasury for the Centenary of Canberra 2013—a gift to the national capital and Centenary of Canberra 2013—joint national programme administered items.
  3. Relates to the write down of bad and doubtful debts.

Programme 4.1 Deliverables

There is one new deliverable for Programme 4.1 relating to the new administered item: Loan to the Australian Capital Territory Government—loose fill asbestos. The new deliverable is below.

Deliverables Year Target
3. Delivery and management of loan to the ACT Government for the ACT Government to implement a programme to remediate the contamination by loose fill asbestos of properties in the ACT and related activities. 2013‑14 Actual Not applicable.
2014‑15
Revised budget
Signing of agreement and first drawdown made.
2015‑16
Forward estimate
Further drawdowns are made on time.
2016‑17
Forward estimate
Not applicable.
2017‑18
Forward estimate
Not applicable.

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