Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Section 2: Outcomes and planned performance

2.1: Outcomes and performance information (continued)

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 programme:

1.1 Infrastructure Investment

Infrastructure investment will support economic productivity across Australia through investment in and coordination of transport and other infrastructure. The Department will work with states and territories on transport planning to inform future investment priorities.

During 2015–16 and the forward years, the Department will:

  • contribute to improved transport infrastructure decision-making and delivery through sound management and partnered decision-making with other jurisdictions, including through undertaking cost estimate, assurance and compliance reviews;
  • advise on potential projects to be funded under the Infrastructure Investment Programme;
  • advise on transport planning and potential projects to inform future infrastructure investment;
  • implement and deliver a range of land transport investment administered items as part of theInfrastructure Growth Package, including the delivery of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan involving major and local road transport linkages supporting the new western Sydney airport;
  • implement and deliver a range of land transport investment administered items as part of theInfrastructure Investment Programme, and through the Australian Rail Track Corporation and the Moorebank Intermodal Company Limited;
  • implement and deliver the programme of works for land transport infrastructure priorities for funding under the Infrastructure Investment Programme, including examining opportunities for alternative funding and financing approaches;
  • implement the national land freight and ports initiatives; and
  • continue work on national transport planning including, in consultation with the eastern states and the Australian Capital Territory, consideration of the role which high speed rail could play—as part of a range of options, across transport modes—in addressing long term transport challenges.

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
Programme 1.1 Objective

The infrastructure investment programme contributes to Outcome 1 by ensuring improved infrastructure across Australia through increasing the efficiency and safety of Australia's land transport infrastructure while strengthening the Australian economy. This includes:
  • managing the programmes of the Australian Government's significant investment in improving infrastructure for land transport operations;
  • providing policy advice on infrastructure priorities, regulatory barriers, and improved planning regimes, along with support and input to COAG priorities and reforms;
  • ensuring delivery of the Australian Government's infrastructure priorities in land transport;
  • providing advice to the Australian Government on financing and implementation of infrastructure investment, including advice on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), patronage risk, alternative financing and procurement options;
  • fostering Australia's construction market through the National Infrastructure Construction Schedule;
  • managing the Black Spot Projects administered item which focuses on treating high–risk sites to reduce the number and severity of road crashes;
  • providing funding to jurisdictions for road maintenance;
  • implementing Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity projects to improve the safety and productivity of heavy vehicle operations across Australia;
  • managing the Roads to Recovery administered item which provides funding to local councils to improve transport infrastructure;
  • contributing to the productivity of new bridges serving local communities and facilitating higher productivity vehicle access through the Bridges Renewal Programme;
  • ensuring a cost effective infrastructure spend through reviews of cost estimates and financing approaches in submissions for infrastructure spending; and
  • conducting assurance and compliance reviews of funded projects.

Administered items

  • Infrastructure Investment Programme
- Investment (a)
- Black Spot Projects (a)
- Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity (a)
- Roads to Recovery
- Off-Network—supplementary
- Improving the National Network (a)
  • Infrastructure Growth Package
- New Investments (a)
- Black Spot Projects (a)
- Roads to Recovery
- WestConnex Stage 2—provision of a concessional loan
- Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan (a)
  • Plan for the Future
  • Bridges Renewal Programme (a)
  • Northern Australia—improving cattle supply chains (a)
  • Payments to corporate entities—Infrastructure Australia
  • Sustainable Australia—National Smart Managed Motorways (a)

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 Department of the Treasury's Portfolio Budget Statements (Programme 1.9).
Programme 1.1 Expenses

The changes in expenses from 2014–15 to 2015–16 are due mainly to the current funding profile of the Infrastructure Investment Programme and the Plan for the Future administered items.
2014–15
Estimated
actual
$'000
2015–16
Budget

$'000
2016–17
Forward
estimate
$'000
2017–18
Forward
estimate
$'000
2018–19
Forward
estimate
$'000
Annual administered expenses (a)  
Infrastructure Investment Programme 539,495 500,505 506,000 461,590 364,000
- Investment (b) 186,518 150,505 156,000 111,590 14,000
- Roads to Recovery 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000
- Off-Network Supplementary 2,977 - - - -
Infrastructure Growth Package  
- Roads to Recovery - 350,000 - - -
WestConnex Stage 2—provision of a concessional loan - 96,610 344,526 314,888 35,463
Payments to corporate entities—Infrastructure Australia (c) - 11,768 11,604 8,813 8,872
Special Appropriation expenses  
Building Australia Fund (d) - 54,460 130,100 - -
Infrastructure Australia Amendment Act 2014 (c) 15,037 - - - -
Special Account expenses  
Plan for the Future (Building Australia Fund Infrastructure Portfolio Special Account) (e) 184,680 54,460 - - -
Programme support 48,494 33,651 32,572 30,124 29,411
Total programme expenses 787,706 1,101,454 1,024,802 815,415 437,746

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), Northern Australia—improving cattle supply chains 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. Relates to appropriation for corporate entities which is provided through the Department.
  4. The legislation for this item is yet to be finalised.
  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.
Programme 1.1 Deliverables

The following qualitative deliverables represent the goods and services produced and delivered by the programme in 2015–16 and the forward years in meeting its objective.
  • Collaboration with state, territory and local governments to plan and evaluate land transport investments consistent with Australian Government priorities.
  • Oversight of the Australian Government's interest in the Australian Rail Track Corporation and the Moorebank Intermodal Company Limited.
  • Implementation of identified integrated urban and regional infrastructure priorities.
  • Recommendations to the Australian Government on the analysis and prioritisation of infrastructure projects and reform initiatives.
The following quantitative deliverables represent the goods and services produced and delivered by the programme in meeting its objective.
Deliverables 2014–15
Estimated
actual
2015–16
Budget
2016–17
Forward
estimate
2017–18
Forward
estimate
2018–19
Forward
estimate
Number of funding recipients receiving Roads to Recovery Funding 570 570 570 570 570
Programme 1.1 Key performance indicators

The following qualitative key performance indicators, addressing key features of the programme in 2015–16 and the forward years, assess the programme's performance in meeting its objective.

  • Australian land transport networks are safer.
  • Australian land transport networks are more efficient.
The following quantitative key performance indicators, addressing key features of the programme, measure the programme's performance in meeting its objective.
Key Performance Indicators 2014–15
Estimated
actual
2015–16
Budget
2016–17
Forward
estimate
2017–18
Forward
estimate
2018–19
Forward
estimate
States, territories and local governments are appropriately funded for Infrastructure Investment projects Payments are within 5% of forecast Payments are within 5% of forecast Payments are within 5% of forecast Payments are within 5% of forecast Payments are within 5% of forecast

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