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. 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.

Figure 2.1 provides the outcome and programme structure which remains unchanged from that reported in the 2015–16 PB Statements.

Figure 2.1: Outcome and programme structure

OutcomeProgramme
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 2015–16 PB Statements. The following changes to the list of administered items in the 2015–16 PB Statements have occurred since Budget:

Amendments to administered items

Programme 1.1: Infrastructure investment

  • Within the Infrastructure Investment Programme, there is one new component: Northern Australia Road Projects.
  • Three administered items are now reported as components under the Infrastructure Investment Programme: Bridges Renewal Programme, Northern Australia—improving cattle supply chains and Sustainable Australia—National Smart Managed Motorways.
  • There is a new administered item: Building our Future campaign.

Programme 2.1: Transport security

  • Within the Aviation security enhancements administered item, the regional passenger screening component has been renamed regional and remote airports security awareness.

Programme 2.4: Air transport

  • There is a new administered item: Melbourne Airport New Runway Land Acquisition Special Account.

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 not changed from that published in the 2015–16 PB Statements.

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 deliverables and key performance indicators for Programme 1.1 have not changed from that published in the 2015–16 PB Statements; however the objective has changed.

Programme 1.1 Objective

The administered items in the Programme 1.1 Objective have changed as outlined on page 25.

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, Infrastructure Growth Pacakge and the Plan for the Future administered items.
2014–15
Actual

$'000
2015–16
Revised
Budget
$'000
2016–17
Forward
estimate
$'000
2017–18
Forward
estimate
$'000
2018–19
Forward
estimate
$'000
Annual administered expenses (a)  
Infrastructure Investment Programme 503,086 798,093 1,332,500 461,590 378,671
—Investment (b) 181,017 142,356 167,000 111,590 14,000
—Roads to Recovery 322,067 652,762 1,165,500 350,000 364,671
Off-Network supplementary 2 2,975 - - -
Infrastructure Growth Package          
Roads to Recovery - 350,000 - - -
Building our Future campaign - 16,027 1,973 - -
WestConnext Stage 2—provision of a concessional loan - 18,752 300,330 318,019 249,577
Payments to corporate entities (c)          
Infrastructure Australia - 11,768 11,604 8,790 8,837
Special Appropriation expenses          
Building Australia Fund (d) - 45,000 187,100 - -
Infrastructure Australia Amendment Act 2014 (c) 15,037 - - - -
Special Account expenses  
Plan for the Future (BAF Infrastructure Portfolio Special Account) (e) 184,680 6,920  - - -
Programme support 39,122 34,915 34,106 30,310 28,415
Total programme expenses 741,925 1,281,475 1,867,613 818,709 665,500

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, Bridges Renewal Programme, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity, Northern Australia—improving cattle supply chains, Northern Australia Road Projects and Sustainable Australia—National Smart Managed Motorways) and Infrastructure Growth Package (New Investments, Black Spot Projects and Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan) 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.

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 has changed from that published in the 2015–16 PB Statements. The Aviation security enhancements—regional passenger screening administered item has been renamed Aviation security enhancements—regional and remote airports security awareness. The strategy now includes the following activity in addition to the other activities listed.

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

  • develop and deliver a security awareness training package for regional and remote airports.

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 deliverables and key performance indicators for Programme 2.1 have not changed from that published in the 2015–16 PB Statements; however the objective has changed.

Programme 2.1 Objective

The administered items in the Programme 2.1 Objective have changed as outlined on page 25.

Programme 2.1 Expenses
2014–15
Actual

$'000
2015–16
Revised
Budget
$'000
2016–17
Forward
estimate
$'000
2017–18
Forward
estimate
$'000
2018–19
Forward
estimate
$'000
Annual administered expenses  
Aviation security enhancements 796 997 997 997 997
—improving international aviation security 23 23 23 23 23
—regional and remote airports security awareness (a) 773 974 974 974 974
Programme support 76,489 69,177 71,077 70,573 69,039
Total programme expenses 77,285 70,174 72,074 71,570 70,036

Notes:

  1. The Aviation security enhancements—regional passenger screening administered item has been renamed Aviation security enhancements—regional and remote airports security awareness.

Programme 2.2: Surface transport

The objective, deliverables and key performance indicators for Programme 2.2 have changed from that published in the 2015–16 PB Statements.

Programme 2.2 Objective

The changes to the Programme 2.2 Objective include:

  • A new activity has been added to reflect a new Australian Government priority: working with states and territories to develop a national policy framework and action plan to support transport technology systems.
  • The following activity has been deleted to correct duplication: contributing to effective progress on heavy vehicle road reform.
  • The following activity has been deleted because all references to the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 review have been moved to Programme 2.3 Road safety: providing advice on the outcomes of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 review and implementing the Australian Government's reform decisions.
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.
2014–15
Actual

$'000
2015–16
Revised
Budget
$'000
2016–17
Forward
estimate
$'000
2017–18
Forward
estimate
$'000
2018–19
Forward
estimate
$'000
Annual administered expenses  
Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme 40,942 42,000 43,000 44,000 45,100
International Maritime Organization—contribution 309 334 334 335 337
OECD Road Transport—contribution 46 60 63 67 70
Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme 111,856 141,950 170,595 171,609 172,640
Payments to corporate entities (a)          
—Australian Maritime Safety Authority 65,284 58,650 65,840 70,792 72,108
—National Transport Commission 3,242 3,301 3,371 3,450 3,536
Other (b) 56 - - - -
Special Appropriation expenses  
Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990 (a) 113,620 121,198 127,076 133,240 139,702
Protection of the Sea (Oil Pollution Compensation Funds) Act 1993 42 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Special Account expenses  
Interstate Road Transport Account 73,617 71,002 71,002 71,002 71,002
Programme support 17,939 16,610 16,194 15,362 14,993
Total programme expenses 426,953 456,105 498,475 510,857 520,488

Notes

  1. Relates to appropriation for corporate entities which is provided through the Department.
  2. Relates to the write-down of bad and doubtful debts.

Programme 2.2 Deliverables

The deliverable below has been deleted because all references to the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 review have been moved to Programme 2.3.

  • Provide reform policy advice to the Australian Government on the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 and implementation of the Australian Government's response.

Programme 2.2 Key performance indicators

The key performance indicator below has been moved to Programme 2.3.

  • Approvals and licenses under the Commonwealth road and vehicle safety regulatory frameworks are issued in a timeframe that meets legislative or other requirements.

Programme 2.3: Road safety

The objective, deliverables and key performance indicators for Programme 2.3 have changed from that published in the 2015–16 PB Statements.

Programme 2.3 Objective

The activity below has moved from the Programme 2.2 Objective.

  • Providing advice on the outcomes of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 review and implementing the Australian Government's reform decisions.
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
Actual

$'000
2015–16
Revised
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 998 - - - -
Programme support 20,231 20,710 20,089 18,889 18,427
Total programme expenses 25,229 24,710 20,089 18,889 18,427

Programme 2.3 Deliverables

There are two new deliverables for Programme 2.3.

The deliverable below has moved from Programme 2.2.

  • Provide reform policy advice to the Australian Government on the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 and implementation of the Australian Government's response.

The deliverable below has been added to reflect a new Australian Government priority.

  • Support the Ministerial Forum on vehicle emissions in developing and assessing options to reduce vehicle emissions and improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles.

Programme 2.3 Key performance indicators

The key performance indicator below has moved from Programme 2.2.

  • Approvals and licenses under the Commonwealth road and vehicle safety regulatory frameworks are issued in a timeframe that meets legislative or other requirements.

Programme 2.4: Air transport

The deliverables and key performance indicators for Programme 2.4 have not changed from that published in the 2015–16 PB Statements; however the objective has changed.

Programme 2.4 Objective

The administered items in the Programme 2.4 Objective have changed as outlined on page 25.

Programme 2.4 Expenses
The change in expenses from one year to the next is mainly due to the current funding profile of administered items.
2014–15
Actual

$'000
2015–16
Revised
Budget
$'000
2016–17
Forward
estimate
$'000
2017–18
Forward
estimate
$'000
2018–19
Forward
estimate
$'000
Annual administered expenses
Airport Lessee Companies—reimbursement of parking fines 703 634 1,000 1,000 1,000
Hobart International Airport runway extension—contribution 600 28,565 8,835 - -
Implementation of noise amelioration for Adelaide Airport 338 2,136 - - -
International Civil Aviation Organization—contribution 1,813 1,940 2,239 2,363 2,502
Payment scheme for Airservices Australia's en route charges 1,308 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Regional Aviation Access 17,791 22,107 22,550 22,798 20,978
Sydney West Airport—rental properties 4,076 13,152 - - -
Payments to corporate entities (a)          
—Civil Aviation Safety Authority 42,480 42,458 42,379 42,340 42,339
Depreciation and amortisation 2,478 1,242 - - -
Other (b) 113 - - - -
Special Appropriation expenses
Aviation Fuel Revenues (Special Appropriation) Act 1988 (a) 117,871 117,200 121,300 125,300 129,500
Special Account expenses          
Melbourne Airport New Runway Land Acquisition Special Account - 1,000 9,000 - -
Programme support 70,743 91,620 45,409 42,720 36,681
Total programme expenses 260,314 324,054 254,712 238,521 235,000

Notes:

  1. Relates to appropriation for corporate entities which is provided through the Department.
  2. Relates to the write-down of bad and doubtful debts.

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 has changed from that published in the 2015–16 PB Statements. The following reference to the northern Australia programmes has been removed as a result of Machinery of Government changes. Responsibility for northern Australia policy and coordination was transferred to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science from 30 September 2015.

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

  • lead implementation and coordinate, integrate and leverage initiatives relating to the Australian Government's northern Australia programme.

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 objective, deliverables and key performance indicators for Programme 3.1 have changed from that published in the 2015–16 PB Statements.

Programme 3.1 Objective

The following references have been removed due to Machinery of Government changes.

  • Facilitating growth and development of northern Australia.
  • Improving coordination between governments and key stakeholders and maintaining a robust evidence base and information for all jurisdictions in northern Australia.
Programme 3.1 Expenses
The change in expenses from one year to the next is mainly due to the current funding profile of administered items.
2014–15
Actual

$'000
2015–16
Revised
Budget
$'000
2016–17
Forward
estimate
$'000
2017–18
Forward
estimate
$'000
2018–19
Forward
estimate
$'000
Annual administered expenses (a)  
Bathurst 200 Commemorative Flagstaff Project—contribution 250 - - - -
Community Development Grants Fund 60,589 126,807 90,101 66,643 -
Community Infrastructure Grants 14,828 - - - -
Drought Communities Programme - 20,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Latrobe Valley economic diversification (b) 1,100 5,400 - - -
National Stronger Regions Fund - 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000
Regional Development Australia Committees 19,075 18,303 18,302 18,320 18,337
Regional Development Australia Fund 93,822 48,943 25,602 - -
Regional Development Projects in Northern Australia 4,800 - - - -
Stronger Communities Programme - 22,500 22,500 - -
Tasmanian Jobs and Growth Package 32,628 34,662 16,560 - -
Programme support 30,934 25,888 24,596 22,509 21,456
Total programme expenses 258,026 502,503 402,661 312,472 244,793

Notes:

  1. 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.
  2. Excludes expenses relating to payments made to and through the states and territories by the Department of the Treasury.

Programme 3.1 Deliverables

The following references have been removed due to Machinery of Government changes.

  • Implement and/or coordinate delivery of northern Australia initiatives and programmes relevant to the Department.
  • Support for the northern Australian strategic partnership.

Programme 3.1 Key performance indicators

The following reference has been removed due to Machinery of Government changes.

  • Initiatives that improve economic productivity and sustainability in northern Australia are promoted and delivered.

Programme 3.2: Local government

The deliverables and key performance indicators for Programme 3.2 have not changed from that published in the 2015–16 PB Statements.

Programme 3.2 Expenses
The decrease in expenses from 2014–15 to 2015–16 is due to the bring-forward of funds from 2015–16 to 2014–15 for the Local Government Financial Assistance Grants administered item.
2014–15
Actual

$'000
2015–16
Revised
Budget
$'000
2016–17
Forward
estimate
$'000
2017–18
Forward
estimate
$'000
2018–19
Forward
estimate
$'000
Annual administered expenses  
Award for local government 16 - - - -
Special Appropriation expenses  
Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995 3,433,015 1,144,224 2,288,701 2,385,513 2,487,375
Programme support 1,905 1,718 1,595 1,476 1,440
Total programme expenses 3,434,936 1,145,942 2,290,296 2,386,989 2,488,815

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 not changed from that published in the 2015–16 PB Statements.

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 objective, deliverables and key performance indicators for Programme 4.1 have not changed from that published in the 2015–16 PB Statements.

Programme 4.1 Expenses
The change in expenses from one year to the next is mainly due to the current funding profile of administered items.
2014–15
Actual

$'000
2015–16
Revised
Budget
$'000
2016–17
Forward
estimate
$'000
2017–18
Forward
estimate
$'000
2018–19
Forward
estimate
$'000
Annual administered expenses (a)
ACT Government—national capital functions 1,757 1,934 1,916 1,916 1,916
Loan to the Australian Capital Territory Government—loose fill asbestos 18,506 4,448 - - -
Norfolk Island—Commonwealth administration 932 1,331 1,367 1,066 1,067
Norfolk Island—Kingston and Arthur's Vale historic area 619 633 632 632 632
Norfolk Island—reforms and services 9,854 - - - -
Office of Administrator, Northern Territory 392 329 324 334 334
Services to Indian Ocean Territories (b) 125,219 89,502 88,871 88,999 84,396
Services to Jervis Bay Territory (c) 6,256 5,040 4,999 5,013 5,027
Services to Norfolk Island - 10,274 16,283 23,463 23,136
Depreciation and amortisation 41,291 34,185 30,467 31,853 32,646
Other (d) 35,310 - - - -
Special Account expenses
Christmas Island Phosphate Mining Rehabilitation Special Account 1,741 1,700 1,600 1,600 1,600
Indian Ocean Territories Special Account 2014 - 21,757 20,668 20,668 20,668
Jervis Bay Territory Special Account 2014 - 1,047 1,083 1,126 1,167
Programme support 15,842 19,569 17,868 16,329 15,953
Total programme expenses 257,719 191,749 186,078 192,999 188,542

Notes:

  1. 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 administered item.
  2. See also expenses associated with the Indian Ocean Territories Special Account 2014.
  3. See also expenses associated with the Jervis Bay Territory Special Account 2014.
  4. Relates to the write-down of non-financial assets from revaluation, the write-down of bad and doubtful debts and concessional loan discounts.

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