Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Section 2: Outcomes and planned performance

2.1: Outcomes and performance information (continued)

Programme 2.3: Road safety
Programme 2.3 Objective

The road safety programme contributes to Outcome 2 by developing a safer road transport system by working to make vehicles and occupants safer, and drivers more informed. These activities include:
  • contributing to the development of informed road safety policies;
  • managing the implementation of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020 and National Road Safety Action Plan 2015–2017, including coordination of ongoing data collection, progress monitoring and national reporting;
  • working to influence road safety stakeholders by collecting and disseminating up-to-date national road crash statistics and providing evidence-based advice on a range of road safety issues;
  • supporting arrangements for the 2015 National Road Safety Forum to be held in Sydney in August 2015;
  • administering the Australian Government's funding support for the delivery of the keys2drive learner driver education initiative;
  • regulating standards for road vehicles first entering the Australian market to deliver improved levels of vehicle safety, environmental protection and anti-theft protection;
  • leading implementation of the safe vehicle section of the National Road Safety Strategy;
  • participating in international forums and research programmes leading to harmonisation and development of vehicle standards;
  • developing regulation impact statements to consider the case for changes to vehicle standards in line with the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020; and
  • administering funding under the Infrastructure Investment Programme to the Australian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP).
Administered items
  • keys2drive
  • Seatbelts on regional school buses
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.
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          
keys2drive 4,000 4,000 - - -
Seatbelts on regional school buses 1,000 - - - -
Programme support 20,448 20,657 20,423 19,178 18,742
Total programme expenses 25,448 24,657 20,423 19,178 18,742
Programme 2.3 Deliverables

The following qualitative deliverables represent the goods and services produced and delivered by the programme in meeting its objective.

  • Coordinate progress monitoring and reporting for the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020 and National Road Safety Action Plan 2015–2017.
  • Publish regular statistical bulletins within two weeks of the end of each month on national road deaths.
  • Contribute to the development of international vehicle standards and implement new and updated international standards consistent with international timelines in Australia, through Australian Design Rules, where warranted.
  • Implement agreed actions resulting from the development of regulation impact statements to consider the case for requiring minimum performance in pole side impact crashes, for mandating anti-lock braking on motorcycles and electronic stability on heavy vehicles.
  • Contribute to the development of International Whole Vehicle Type Approval and consider implementing it in Australia.
  • Establish a framework for importation/use of alternative vehicles.
  • Complete a major update to the Green Vehicle Guide.
  • Maintain a system to ensure new vehicle models entering the Australian market are assessed as meeting, and continue to meet, regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain a system to ensure that Registered Automotive Workshops and the used vehicles they supply to the Australian market meet regulatory standards.
  • Maintain a system to allow for the importation of standard vehicles and to ensure the importation of non-standard vehicles is in accordance with legislation.
  • Facilitate the ongoing development and delivery of the keys2drive education programme for learner drivers.
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 driving lessons delivered per quarter through keys2drive 19,500 lessons or more 19,500 lessons or more NA NA NA
Programme 2.3 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.
  • Australia's road and vehicle safety systems achieve safety, emissions, anti-theft and other environmental standards.
  • Australia's road and vehicle safety systems are more efficient, with Commonwealth regulation that encourages efficiency and where compliance and monitoring is increasingly risk based and streamlined.
  • Australia's road and vehicle safety systems are safer with Commonwealth regulation and regulatory policy fit for purpose and proportionate to the risks being managed.
  • Statistical analysis and information published is accurate and robust and supports the continuous improvement of regulatory frameworks.
  • Communication with regulated entities, including those subject to regulatory changes, is open, transparent and appropriately targeted to support regulated entities in meeting their obligations.

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