National Transport Commission

Section 2: 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. Commonwealth 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 described below together with its related programmes, determines the performance indicators and targets used to assess and monitor performance of the NTC in achieving outcomes.

Figure 2.1: The NTC's Outcome Statement, Objective and Work Programme

NTC Outcome Statement

Improved transport productivity, efficiency, safety and environmental performance and regulatory efficiency in Australia through developing, monitoring and maintaining nationally consistent regulatory and operational arrangements relating to road, rail and intermodal transport

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Objective

Improving the performance of the national transport system as a whole—safer, more sustainable and productive transport system in Australia¬†

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NTC Work Programme

- Priority transport reforms (eg. national and CoAG reforms)
- Existing Transport and Infrastructure Council reforms, including supporting reforms
for the national regulators 
- NTC Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) related functions
- Performance monitoring, evaluations and strategy
Outcome 1: Improved transport productivity, efficiency, safety and environmental performance and regulatory efficiency in Australia through developing, monitoring and maintaining nationally consistent regulatory and operational arrangements relating to road, rail and intermodal transport.

Outcome 1 Strategy

The NTC's work programme is structured to achieve the four goals outlined in the Strategic Plan. In partnership with governments and other stakeholders, the NTC, through delivery of its work programme, seeks to improve transport productivity; transport system safety; environmental outcomes and regulatory efficiency. The sub-programmes deliver on the four goals through development, delivery and maintenance of targeted nationally significant reforms extending across road, rail and intermodal sectors; including heavy vehicle pricing, heavy vehicle access, compliance and technology, maintenance of existing reforms (applied and model laws, codes, standards and rules) and strategic planning, reporting and evaluation of existing reforms.

The NTC strategic plan and work programme provide a clear line of sight from COAG and Council outcomes sought, through to programme and project delivery. As outlined within the NTC IGA, the work programme must be presented to the Council for endorsement by transport and infrastructure ministers prior to commencement on 1 July in the new financial year.

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: National Transport Commission
Programme 1.1 Objective

Delivery of approved reforms as outlined within the NTC work programme (subject to approval by transport and infrastructure ministers of the Council).

Programme 1.1 Expenses

The following table summarises the preliminary expense estimates for the NTC's work programme. The ‘expenses not requiring appropriation in the budget year’ represent expenses funded from existing cash reserves and revenue from independent sources.

  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 departmental expenses          
Ordinary Annual Services
(Appropriation Bill No. 1)
3,242 3,301 3,384 3,467 3,553
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year (a) 6,053 6,166 6,320 6,479 6,639
Total programme expenses 9,295 9,467 9,704 9,946 10,192

Notes:

  1. Expenses not requiring appropriation in the current year represent expenses funded from revenue from independent sources.
Programme 1.1 Deliverables

The following qualitative deliverable represents the goods and services produced and delivered by the programme in 2015–16 and the forward years in meeting its objective.

  • Work programme is delivered consistent with the key performance indicators.

Programme 1.1 Key performance indicators

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

  • At least 90 percent of projects delivered on time and to budget each financial year.
  • At least 80 per cent of reform projects on the work programme that are due to be presented to the Transport and Infrastructure Senior Officials' Committee (TISOC) and/or the Council for consideration each financial year are presented to TISOC and/or the Council.

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