National Capital Authority

Section 2: Outcomes and Planned Performance

Australian Government outcomes are the intended results, impacts or consequences of actions by the Australian Government on the Australian community. Commonwealth programs are the primary vehicle by which government entities achieve the intended results of their outcome statements. Entities are required to identify the programs which contribute to Australian Government outcomes over the Budget and forward years.

Each outcome is described below together with its related programs. The following provides detailed information on expenses for each outcome and program, further broken down by funding source.

From 1 July 2015, performance reporting requirements in the Portfolio Budget Statements sit alongside those required under the enhanced commonwealth performance framework. It is anticipated that the performance criteria described in Portfolio Budget Statements will be read with broader information provided in an entity's corporate plans and annual performance statements—included in Annual Reports from October 2016—to provide an entity's complete performance story.

2.1: Budgeted expenses and performance for Outcome 1

Outcome 1: Manage the strategic planning, promotion and enhancement of Canberra as the National Capital for all Australians through the development and administration of the National Capital Plan, operation of the National Capital Exhibition, delivery of education and awareness programs and works to enhance the character of the National Capital.

Budgeted expenses for Outcome 1

This table below shows how much the NCA intends to spend (on an accrual basis) on achieving the outcome, broken down by program, as well as by Administered and Departmental funding sources.

Table 2.1: Budgeted expenses for Outcome 1

Table 2.2: Performance criteria for Outcome 1

Table 2.2 below details the performance criteria for each program associated with Outcome 1. It also summarises how each program is delivered and where 2016–17 Budget measures have created new programs or materially changed existing programs.

Outcome 1—Manage the strategic planning, promotion and enhancement of Canberra as the National Capital for all Australians through the development and administration of the National Capital Plan, operation of the National Capital Exhibition, delivery of education and awareness programs and works to enhance the character of the National Capital.
Program 1.1—Planning and designing areas of special national importance in Canberra, and informing and educating the community about these areas, contributes to Outcome 1 by ensuring that the National Capital is planned and promoted consistent with its enduring national significance.
Delivery During 2016–2017 and the forward years the NCA will:
  • develop and implement a comprehensive planning framework for the Australian Capital Territory;
  • keep the National Capital Plan (the Plan) under constant review and, when required, propose, draft and consult on amendments to the Plan;
  • assess and manage applications to undertake works in Designated Areas to ensure that they are in accordance with the Plan;
  • provide, with Ministerial approval, consultancy services either within Australia or overseas;
  • maintain, manage and promote the use of existing land and property assets;
  • develop and manage the NCA's visitor services and attractions;
  • create and deliver the NCA's touring exhibitions with an educative focus; and
  • engage and foster a local awareness of the NCA's role and responsibilities.
Performance information
YearPerformance criteriaTargets
2015–16 As per 2015–16 PBS As per 2015–16 PBS
  The national significance of Canberra is reflected in the National Capital Plan. The key performance indicator (1.1.1) focuses on ensuring development is consistent with the National Capital Plan and assessing applications for works approval in an efficient and effective manner.  
  Expected achievement against criterion: Expected achievement against target:
  1.1.1 Percentage of works approval applications assessed against the National Capital Plan within 15 working days. Target: 90 per cent
Achievement: 85 per cent of forecast
  Timely response to maintenance issues is critical to the successful management of assets on National Land. The NCA allocates response time targets based on the urgency of the maintenance issue. Meeting these targets is an indicator of appropriately protecting the National Capital Estate. The key performance indicator (1.1.2) measures the percentage of maintenance issues addressed within the target timeframes.  
2015–16 Expected achievement against criterion : Expected achievement against target:
  1.1.2 Percentage of building and civil infrastructure maintenance issues resolved within required timeframes. Target: 90 per cent
Achievement: 90 per cent of forecast
  The key performance indicator (1.1.3) measures an increased awareness of the special importance of Canberra as the nation's capital. The awareness level is measured by conducting surveys of visitors touring the NCA's attractions.  
  Expected achievement against criterion : Expected achievement against target:
  1.1.3 Percentage of surveyed visitors satisfied with the NCA's attractions. Target: 85 per cent
Achievement: 95 per cent of forecast
2016–17 Development is consistent with the National Capital Plan and applications for works are assessed in an efficient and effective manner.  
  1.1.1 Percentage of works approval applications assessed against the National Capital Plan within 15 working days. Target: 90 per cent
  Timely response to maintenance issues based on urgency.  
  1.1.2 Percentage of building, civil infrastructure National Estate, Lake and Dam maintenance issues resolved within required timeframes. Target: 90 per cent
  Increased awareness of the special importance of Canberra as the nation's capital.  
  1.1.3 Percentage of surveyed visitors satisfied with the NCA's attractions. Target: 85 per cent
2017–18 and beyond As per 2016–17. As per 2016–17.
Purposes To fulfil the NCA's statutory functions and purposes and better inform and educate the community about the importance of Canberra as the National Capital.
Material changes to Program 1.1 resulting from the following measures:
  • There are no new measures with a material impact on the performance information for Program 1.1.
Program 1.2—The management and enhancement of national land programme contributes to Outcome 1 by ensuring that national assets are managed and renewed to enhance the character of the National Capital.
Delivery During 2016–2017 and the forward years the agency will:
  • develop and renew assets on National Land in accordance with their national significance;
  • obtain and hold appropriate levels of insurance cover for the main risks associated with assets on National Land; and
  • implement and manage a robust asset maintenance plan that addresses the severity of asset conditions.
Performance information
YearPerformance criteriaTargets
2015–16 Manage the capital assets through development and renewal in accordance with their national significance. The key performance indicator (1.2.1) measures the achievement against the asset management plan.  
  Expected achievement against criterion : Expected achievement against target:
  1.2.1 Percentage of assets identified as requiring capital improvement is addressed against the asset management plan. Target: 90 per cent
Achievement: 80 per cent of forecast
2016–17 Manage the capital assets through development and renewal in accordance with their national significance.  
  1.2.1 Percentage of assets identified as requiring capital improvement is addressed against the asset management plan. Target: 90 per cent
2017–18 and beyond As per 2016–17. As per 2016–17.
Purposes To facilitate the proper management and enhancement of National Land.
Material changes to Program 1.2 resulting from the following measures:
  • There are no new measures with a material impact on the performance information for Program 1.2.

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