Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

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.

Note:

Performance reporting requirements in the Portfolio Budget Statements are part of the enhanced Commonwealth performance framework established by the PGPA Act. 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—to provide an entity's complete performance story.

The most recent corporate plan for the Department can be found at: infrastructure.gov.au/department/about/corporate-plan.aspx.

The most recent annual performance statement can be found at: infrastructure.gov.au/department/annual_report/index.aspx.

Figure 2.1: Outcome and program structure

Figure 2.1: Outcome and program structure

2.1 Budgeted expenses and performance for Outcome 1

Outcome 1: Improved infrastructure across Australia through investment in and coordination of transport and other infrastructure.

Linked programs

The Department of the Treasury
Programs
  • Program 1.9: National Partnership Payments to the states.
Contribution to Outcome 1 made by linked programs
The above linkage relates to National Partnership Payments which are paid through the Department of the Treasury as part of the Federal Financial Relations Framework.

Budgeted expenses for Outcome 1

The table below shows how much the Department 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 2.1.1: Budgeted expenses for Outcome 1

Table 2.1.2: Program components for Outcome 1

Table 2.1.3: Performance criteria for Outcome 1

Table 2.1.3 below details the performance criteria for each program associated with Outcome 1. It also summarises how each program is delivered and where 2017–18 Budget measures have created new programs or materially changed existing programs.

Outcome 1Improved infrastructure across Australia through investment in and coordination of transport and other infrastructure.
Program 1.1—The infrastructure investment program improves infrastructure across Australia, increasing the efficiency and safety of Australia's land transport infrastructure while strengthening the Australian economy.
Purposes (a)
  • Supporting economic growth through transport—Improving transport efficiency and sustainability to facilitate the movement of people and freight
  • Making travel safer—Minimising the number and severity of transport safety incidents
  • Increasing transport access—Connecting people, communities, businesses and markets
  • Supporting regional development and local communities– Delivering jobs and economic growth for regional Australia and improving standards of living through influencing policy, investing in infrastructure and building community capability
Delivery During 2017–18 and the forward years, the Department will:
  • advise on potential projects and deliver infrastructure projects that improve Australia's land transport network efficiency, safety, productivity, and accessibility, in partnership with state and territory governments;
  • examine opportunities for alternative funding and financing approaches for the Australian Government's commitments to land transport projects under the infrastructure investment program, to optimise the impact of public investment in infrastructure; and
  • work with state, territory and local governments to develop options to support longer term institutional and governance reform of land transport market investment and charging arrangements to share the cost of transport projects between those who benefit and the broader Australian community.
Performance information
YearPerformance criteriaTargets/2016–17 Estimated achievement
2016–17 Transport networks are more efficient Target: Demonstrated through travel time savings arising through Australian Government funded projects 
Estimated achievement: To be reported as a case study
  Annual number of deaths on Australian roads Target: Trends on track to achieve the target in the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–20, to reduce road deaths by at least 30 per cent on 2008–10 figures by 2020
Estimated achievement: as at the end of February 2017, there were 1,256 deaths in road crashes in the last 12 months. This represents a reduction of 12 per cent relative to the baseline set for the National Road Safety Strategy
  Jobs supported by infrastructure investments Target: Demonstrated through the delivery of Australian Government funded projects
Estimated achievement: To be reported as a case study
  Percentage of major road projects (defined as Australian Government contribution of $100 million or more) funded with a benefit cost ratio above 1.0 Target: 100 per cent
Estimated achievement: 86 per cent
2017–18 and beyond Volume of freight Target (2017–18 and beyond): Increased rolling average compared to previous 10 year period
  Percentage of major road projects funded with a benefit cost ratio above 1.0 Target (2017–18 and beyond): 100 per cent
  Travel time savings arising from major projects Target (2017–18 and beyond): Reduced travel times
  Number of road fatalities Target (2017–18 and beyond): On track to achieve the target in the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–20, to reduce road deaths by at least 30 per cent on 2008–10 figures by 2020
  Serious injuries due to road crashes Target (2017–18 and 2018–19): On track to have source data and establish a baseline to monitor progress and inform targets by 2019–20
Target (2019–20): Have source data and establish a baseline to monitor progress and inform targets
Target (2020–21): Decreased
  Number of rail fatalities Target (2017–18 and beyond): Decreased rolling average compared to previous 10 year period
  Level of capacity for the rail network Target (2017–18 and beyond): Increased
  Jobs supported by infrastructure investment and regional program investments Target (2017–18 and beyond): Demonstrated through the delivery of Australian Government funded projects
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
  1. Refers to updated purposes that will be reflected in the 2017–18 Corporate Plan.

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