Infrastructure Australia

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 government 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.

The outcome for IA is described below together with its related programmes, specifying the performance indicators and targets used to assess and monitor the performance of IA in achieving Australian Government outcomes.

Outcome 1: Improve decision-making on matters relating to infrastructure; advise governments and others on matters relating to infrastructure, including better assessment of infrastructure needs and prioritisation of infrastructure projects; and promote best practice infrastructure planning, financing, delivery and operation.

Outcome 1 Strategy

During 2014‑15 Infrastructure Australia's work programme will include:

  • Complete a comprehensive audit of northern Australia's infrastructure to inform and contribute to the Australian Government's White Paper on developing Northern Australia.
  • Complete an audit of Australia's nationally significant infrastructure.
  • Develop a 15 year rolling national infrastructure plan that clearly identifies infrastructure priorities at a national and state specific level.
  • Evaluate the assessment of project proposals on all infrastructure proposals where funding of more than $100 million is sought from the Commonwealth. This includes economic and social infrastructure proposals but excludes defence proposals.
  • Review the performance assessment frameworks utilised by jurisdictions in submitting proposals to IA for evaluation.
  • Develop a regularly updated Infrastructure Priority List. This priority list will be informed by the other work of IA in particular the National Infrastructure Plan and the evaluation of infrastructure proposals.
  • Develop corporate capabilities to support the new governance structure of IA and to create an independent organisation that provides high quality advice on infrastructure matters.

Establish productive working relationships with all levels of government and industry. This includes engaging closely with other Commonwealth departments, agencies and entities as well as states, territories, local governments, investors in infrastructure, owners of infrastructure and the public—as the end users of infrastructure.

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 Australia

Programme 1.1 Objective

Infrastructure Australia will contribute to the Government's objectives of supporting competitiveness, driving productivity and enhancing quality of life, through the provision of high quality independent advice. This advice will be prepared in consultation with all levels of government, investors in and owners of infrastructure and other relevant organisations.

Programme 1.1 Expenses
2013‑14
Actual

$'000
2014‑15
Revised
Budget
$'000
2015‑16
Forward
estimate
$'000
2016‑17
Forward
estimage
$'000
2017‑18
Forward
estimate
$'000
Annual departmental expenses  
Ordinary Annual Services (Appropriation bills No. 1 & No. 3) - - 11,780 11,638 8,856
Special Appropriations          
Infrastructure Australia Amendment Act 2014 s9(3) - 15,037 - - -
 Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year1 - (1,599) - - -
Total programme expenses - 13,438 11,780 11,638 8,856

Notes:

  1. Expenses not requiring appropriation in the budget year relate to the operating result and the timing of accruals.

Programme 1.1 Deliverables

  • Complete a comprehensive audit of northern Australia's infrastructure.
  • Complete an audit of Australia's nationally significant infrastructure as well as expected demographic and other changes that will impact our infrastructure requirements in the future.
  • Develop a 15 year national infrastructure plan.
  • Evaluate project proposals of all infrastructure proposals, excluding defence projects, where funding of more than $100 million is sought from the Commonwealth.
  • Review the performance assessment frameworks utilised by jurisdictions in submitting proposals.
  • Develop a regularly updated Infrastructure Priority List.
Deliverables Year Target
Audit of Northern Australia's infrastructure requirements. 2013‑14 Actual Not applicable.
2014‑15
Revised budget
Delivery of the Northern Australia Audit Report to Government.
2015‑16
Forward estimate
Not applicable.
2016‑17
Forward estimate
Not applicable.
2017‑18
Forward estimate
Not applicable.
Audit of Australia's current infrastructure and expected future requirements. 2013‑14 Actual Not applicable.
2014‑15
Revised budget
Publication of the National Infrastructure Audit.
2015‑16
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
2016‑17
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
2017‑18
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
Develop a 15 year National Infrastructure Plan. 2013‑14 Actual Not applicable.
2014‑15
Revised budget
Development of the National Infrastructure Plan.
2015‑16
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
2016‑17
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
2017‑18
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
Evaluate Project Proposals. 2013‑14 Actual Not applicable.
2014‑15
Revised budget
Proposal evaluation briefs completed.
2015‑16
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
2016‑17
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
2017‑18
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
Review performance assessment frameworks. 2013‑14 Actual Not applicable.
2014‑15
Revised budget
Recommendations of revised frameworks.
2015‑16
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
2016‑17
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
2017‑18
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
Regular update of Infrastructure priority lists. 2013‑14 Actual Not applicable.
2014‑15
Revised budget
List updated.
2015‑16
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
2016‑17
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
2017‑18
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.

Programme 1.1 Key performance indicators

Key performance indicators Year Target
Delivery of the Northern Australia Report to Government. 2013‑14 Actual Not applicable.
2014‑15
Revised budget
January 2015.
2015‑16
Forward estimate
Not applicable.
2016‑17
Forward estimate
Not applicable.
2017‑18
Forward estimate
Not applicable.
Audit of Australia's current infrastructure and expected future requirements. 2013‑14 Actual Not applicable.
2014‑15
Revised budget
Audit findings predominantly endorsed by Australian governments and industry.
2015‑16
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
2016‑17
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
2017‑18
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
Develop a 15 year National Infrastructure Plan. 2013‑14 Actual Not applicable.
2014‑15
Revised budget
Final draft 15 year plan developed.
2015‑16
Forward estimate
Plan recommendations predominantly endorsed by Australian Governments and industry.
2016‑17
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
2017‑18
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
Evaluate Project Proposals. 2013‑14 Actual Not applicable.
2014‑15
Revised budget
High quality evaluations completed.
2015‑16
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
2016‑17
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
2017‑18
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
Review performance assessment frameworks. 2013‑14 Actual Not applicable.
2014‑15
Revised budget
Recommendations on revised frameworks for consideration by Australian governments.
2015‑16
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
2016‑17
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
2017‑18
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
Regular update of priority lists. 2013‑14 Actual Not applicable.
2014‑15
Revised budget
Updated during the course of the year.
2015‑16
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
2016‑17
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.
2017‑18
Forward estimate
Ongoing—refer to 2014‑15 Revised budget target.

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