Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Section 2: Outcomes and planned performance

2.4 Budgeted expenses and performance for Outcome 4

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.

Linked programs

There are no linked programs for Outcome 4.

Budgeted expenses for Outcome 4

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 2.4.1: Budgeted expenses for Outcome 4

Table 2.4.2: Program components for Outcome 4

Table 2.4.3: Performance criteria for Outcome 4

Table 2.4.3 below details the performance criteria for each program associated with Outcome 4. It also summarises how each program is delivered and where 2017–18 Budget measures have created new programs or materially changed existing programs.

Outcome 4Good 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.
Program 4.1—The services to territories program aims to improve the quality of services provided to residents of the external territories and the Jervis Bay Territory and provides targeted support to ACT and NT through economic and social sustainability initiatives, delivery of services and managing the Australian Government's interests in the territories.
Purpose(a)
  • Providing good governance in the territories—Delivering services, legislative frameworks and infrastructure.
Delivery During 2017–18 and the forward years, the Department will:
  • deliver essential infrastructure, services and legal frameworks to the external territories and Jervis Bay Territory to support the provision of a comparable level of services and protections to similar communities;
  • progress financial and governance reform for Norfolk Island through constructive community partnerships and increase the range and quality of federal and state level services to a consistent level provided to similar sized communities in the rest of Australia;
  • manage the world heritage Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area on Norfolk Island, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and agreements to sustainably protect heritage values and develop the potential of the site to provide a positive contribution to the social and economic well-being of the community;
  • administer the loan to the Australian Capital Territory Government to implement its Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation Eradication Scheme; and
  • provide advice to the Australian Government to effectively administer the Australian Government's interest in the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.
Performance information
YearPerformance criteriaTargets/2016–17 Estimated achievement
2016–17 Legal frameworks in place in the external territories and the Jervis Bay Territory that provide comparable rights and protections to citizens as the rest of Australia Target: State level laws are applied and/or updated in each of the external territories and the Jervis Bay Territory as appropriate to reflect comparable arrangements
Estimated achievement: State level laws are applied and/or updated in each of the external territories and the Jervis Bay Territory as appropriate to reflect comparable arrangements
  State-type services are delivered in the external territories and the Jervis Bay Territory similar to comparable communities Target: Services are delivered in accordance with Service Delivery Agreements and contracts
Estimated achievement: Services are delivered in accordance with service delivery arrangements and contracts. Essential infrastructure continues to meet community needs

2017–18 and beyond

Communities in the external territories and Jervis Bay Territory have comparable services and essential infrastructure to similar communities

Target (2017–18 and beyond): Service delivery arrangements and contracts deliver comparable services and essential infrastructure to similar communities

 

Legal and governance frameworks in the external territories and Jervis Bay Territory are appropriate for the protection and well‑being of the communities

Target (2017–18 and beyond): Legal and governance frameworks comparable to similar communities

Material changes to Program 4.1 resulting from the following measures:
  • There are no new measures with a material impact on the performance information for Program 4.1
  1. Refers to an updated purpose that will be reflected in the 2017–18 Corporate Plan

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