Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Section 2: Outcomes and planned performance

2.2 Budgeted expenses and performance for Outcome 2

Outcome 2: An efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system for all transport users through regulation, financial assistance and safety investigations.

Linked programs

The Department of Human Services
Programs
  • Program 1.1: Services to the Community—Social Security and Welfare.
Contribution to Outcome 2 made by linked programs
The above linkage relates to payments made by the Department of Human Services on behalf of the department for the Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme and the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme.

Budgeted expenses for Outcome 2

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 2.2.1: Budgeted expenses for Outcome 2

Table 2.2.2: Program components for Outcome 2

Table 2.2.3: Performance criteria for Outcome 2

Table 2.2.3 below details the performance criteria for each program associated with Outcome 2. It also summarises how each program is delivered and where 2018–19 Budget measures have created new programs or materially changed existing programs.

Outcome 2—An efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system for all transport users through regulation, financial assistance and safety investigations.
Program 2.2—The surface transport program supports economic growth, makes travel safer and increases transport access through delivering programs, policies and regulation for efficient, sustainable, safer and better-connected road, rail and maritime sectors.
Purposes
  • Supporting economic growth through transport—facilitating the efficient, sustainable 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
Delivery During 2018–19 and the forward years, the department will:
  • manage the Australian Government's surface transport programs, including to maintain active membership in the International Maritime Organization (IMO), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP29), Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • develop options and provide policy advice on promoting efficient, sustainable surface transport (road, rail, maritime) and reducing regulatory burden on business, including:
    • utilising the established national regulators
    • operation of single national road, rail and maritime markets
    • licencing, registration and charging arrangements for heavy vehicles and maritime operators
    • encouraging the trialling and adoption of new technologies which improve efficiency and sustainability, including automated and connected vehicles
    • coastal freight regulation and management of the Tasmanian transport schemes, Part X of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, and the Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Act 2012
    • access to public transport for people with a disability
    • legislative governance and reporting requirements for surface transport entities
  • maintain the regulatory framework for an efficient, environmentally sustainable and accessible surface transport system that can meet projected growth
Current performance information
YearPerformance criteriaTargetsEstimated achievement
2017–18 Volume of freight
(billion tonne-kilometres: btkm)
Increased rolling average compared to previous 10 year period Target met
Number of road fatalities On track to achieve the target in the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–20, to reduce road deaths by at least 30% on 2008–10 figures by 2020 Target not expected to be met

The most recent annual data is for 2017. 2017–18 data will be available in July 2018. There were 1,225 road deaths in 2017, representing a reduction of 14.1% relative to the baseline 2008–10 figures (1,426 road deaths)
Serious injuries due to road crashes On track to have source data and establish a baseline to monitor progress and inform targets by 2019–20 Target met
Number of rail fatalities Decreased rolling average compared to previous 10 year period Target yet to be met

Data for rail fatalities are not currently available. This data (for 2017–18) are expected to become available in the second half of 2018
Number of maritime fatalities Decreased rolling average compared to previous 10 year period Target yet to be met

Data on a 10 year period are not currently available. Data are available for 2016, as well as for the previous 6 years (that is, from 2010). In 2016, 3 maritime freight fatalities were recorded
Proportion of Australia's roads included in the Transport and Infrastructure Council Asset Register Increased proportion compared to previous year Target met
Community understanding of road funding issues Increased, demonstrated through community surveys (to be measured in 2018–19 and 2020–21) Result is not due to be measured in 2017–18

2017–18 PB Statements (p. 39) states ‘to be measured in 2018–19 and 2020–21’
Transport CO2-equivalent emissions Decreased rolling average compared to previous 10 year period Target not expected to be met

The most recent data available are for 2016–17. The 2017–18 data will be available in late 2018

Average CO2-equivalent emissions from transport in Australia over the 10 years to 2016–17 were 96,525 gigagrams of CO2-equivalent emissions, compared with 96,142 gigagrams over the 10 years up to 2015–16
Level of capacity of the rail network Increased Criteria unable to be measured. Whilst some of the department's activities are designed to increase rail network capacity, current resources are unable to measure it as an outcome

This measure will be removed in 2018–19 and the department's future focus for performance will be on the existing related measure, freight volumes
Level of capacity of coastal freight Increased Criteria unable to be measured. Whilst some of the department's activities are designed to increase coastal freight capacity, current resources are unable to measure it as an outcome

The department's future focus for performance will be on freight volumes

This measure will be removed in 2018–19 and the department's future focus for performance will be on the existing related measure, freight volumes
Forward looking performance information
YearPerformance criteriaTargets
2018–19 and beyond Volume of freight 2018–19: 10 year average to 2016–17 is >603.1btkm (10 year average to 2015–16)
2019–20 and beyond: Increased 10 year rolling average
Transport CO2-equivalent emissions 2018–19: 10 year average to 2017–18 is <91,012 gigagrams (10 year average to 2016–17)
2019–20 and beyond: Decreased 10 year rolling average
Number of road fatalities 2018–19: 1,053 or fewer fatalities (on track to achieve the target in the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020, to reduce road deaths by at least 30% on 2008–10 figures by 2020)
2019–20: 1,016 or fewer fatalities (on track to achieve the target in the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020, to reduce road deaths by at least 30% on 2008–10 figures by 2020)
2020–21 and beyond: Fatalities continue to reduce
Serious injuries due to road crashes 2018–19: On track to have source data and establish a baseline by 2019–20
2019–20: Establish a baseline
2020–21 and beyond: Serious injuries due to road crashes reduce, relative to 2019–20 baseline
Number of rail fatalities 2018–19: Rail fatalities reduce, relative to 2017–18 baseline
2019–20 and beyond: Rail fatalities continue to reduce over time
Number of maritime transport fatalities (excluding fatalities on non-trading vessels, for example, fishing and recreational) 2018–19: Annual average from 2010 and 2017 is <4 fatalities="" average="" from="" 2010="" to="" 2016="" br=""> 2019–20 and beyond: Maritime transport fatalities continue to reduce over time
Material changes to Program 2.2 resulting from the following measures:
  • There are no new measures with a material impact on the performance information for Program 2.2.
Program 2.3—The road safety program makes travel safer through coordinating a national strategic approach to improving road safety and working to make vehicles safer for all road users.
Purpose
  • Making travel safer—minimising the number and severity of transport safety incidents
Delivery During 2018–19 and the forward years, the department will:
  • manage the Australian Government's road safety programs
  • develop options and provide policy advice on road safety, including on:
    • the National Road Safety Strategy
    • vehicle safety standards
    • maintaining a proportionate, risk based policy approach to vehicle safety systems
  • maintain the regulatory framework for the supply of safe vehicles to the Australian market
  • work with state and territory governments to coordinate delivery arrangements for the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–20 and National Road Safety Action Plan 2018–20 through the Transport and Infrastructure Council (TIC)
Current performance information
YearPerformance criteriaTargetsEstimated achievement
2017–18 Number of road fatalities On track to achieve the target in the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–20, to reduce road deaths by at least 30% on 2008–10 figures by 2020 Target not expected to be met

The most recent annual data are for 2017. 2017–18 data will be available in July 2018

There were 1,225 road deaths in 2017, representing a reduction of 14.1% relative to the baseline 2008–10 figures (1,426 road deaths)
Serious injuries due to road crashes On track to have source data and establish a baseline to monitor progress and inform targets by 2019–20 Target met
Percentage of road vehicle standards that are harmonised with international standards Increased compared to previous year Target met
Transport CO2-equivalent emissions Decreased rolling average compared to previous 10 year period Target not expected to be met

The most recent data available are for 2016–17. 2017–18 data will be available in late 2018

Average CO2 equivalent emissions from transport in Australia over the 10 years to 2016–17 were 96,525 gigagrams of CO2-equivalent emissions, compared with 96,142 gigagrams over the 10 years up to 2015–16
Forward looking performance information
YearPerformance criteriaTargets
2018–19 and beyond Number of road fatalities 2018–19: 1,053 or fewer fatalities (on track to achieve the target in the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020, to reduce road deaths by at least 30% on 2008–10 figures by 2020)
2019–20: 1,016 or fewer fatalities (on track to achieve the target in the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020, to reduce road deaths by at least 30% on 2008–10 figures by 2020)
2020–21 and beyond: Fatalities continue to reduce
Serious injuries due to road crashes 2018–19: On track to have source data and establish a baseline by 2019–20
2019–20: Establish a baseline
2020–21 and beyond: Serious injuries due to road crashes reduce, relative to 2019–20 baseline
Material changes to Program 2.3 resulting from the following measures:
  • There are no new measures with a material impact on the performance information for Program 2.3.
Program 2.4—The air transport program facilitates investment in aviation infrastructure, ensures the aviation industry operates within a clear and robust regulatory framework, and ensures Australian businesses and consumers have access to competitive international and domestic air services, and access to remote areas.
Purposes
  • Supporting economic growth through transport—facilitating the efficient, sustainable 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, cities and local communities —delivering jobs and economic growth for regional Australia and Australian cities and improving standards of living
Delivery During 2018–19 and the forward years, the department will:
  • manage the Australian Government's air transport programs, including overseeing the development of the Western Sydney Airport, maintaining active membership in the International Civil Aviation Organization and developing and implementing capacity building programs with our neighbouring economies
  • develop options and provide policy advice on promoting efficient, sustainable air transport and supporting investment in safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible aviation infrastructure, including:
    • current and emerging aviation policy issues
    • major aviation infrastructure developments
    • airport planning and land use at airports, including implementation of the National Airports Safeguarding Framework
    • airport insurance compliance
    • airport environment and building control regulation at federal leased airports
    • international air services arrangements
    • airspace protection arrangements
    • legislative governance and reporting requirements for aviation safety entities
    • promoting regional development through aviation
  • maintain the regulatory framework for an efficient, environmentally sustainable, safe, competitive air transport system, that can meet projected growth and market requirements
Current performance information
YearPerformance criteriaTargetsEstimated achievement
2017–18 Volume of freight
(billion tonne-kilometres, btkm)
Increased rolling average compared to previous 10 year period Target met
Passenger movements, aviation sector Increased rolling average compared to previous 10 year period Target met
Percentage of major airport projects funded with a benefit cost ratio above 1.0 100% Target met
Number of aviation fatalities Decreased rolling average compared to previous 10 year period Target yet to be met

The most recent annual data are for 2016. The 2017 data are expected to be available in June 2018.

The average number of aviation fatalities for the 10 years up to 2016 was 33.9, compared with 35.8 for the 10 years up to 2015
Transport CO2-equivalent emissions Decreased rolling average compared to previous 10 year period Target not expected to be met

The most recent data available are for 2016–17. The 2017–18 data will be available in late 2018

Average CO2-equivalent emissions from transport in Australia over the 10 years to 2016–17 were 96,525 gigagrams of CO2-equivalent emissions, compared with 96,142 gigagrams over the 10 years up to 2015–16
  Level of capacity at major city airports Increased compared to rolling strategic 20 year planning period Target met
  Level of available capacity in international aviation markets Increased compared to previous year Target met
  Opportunities available to Australian airlines in international aviation markets Increased compared to previous year Target met
  Level of aviation services to remote communities Maintained or increased compared to previous year Target met
  Jobs supported by Western Sydney Airport project On track to commence construction in 2018–19 Target met
Forward looking performance information
YearPerformance criteriaTargets
2018–19 and beyond Volume of freight 2018–19: 10 year average to 2016–17 is >603.1 btkm (10 year average to 2015–16)
2019–20 and beyond: Increased 10 year rolling average
  Transport CO2-equivalent emissions 2018–19: 10 year average to 2017–18 is <91,012 gigagrams (10 year average to 2016–17)
2019–20 and beyond: Decreased 10 year rolling average
  Passenger movements, aviation sector Increased 10 year rolling average
  Number of aviation fatalities 2018–19: 10 year average to 2017 is <40 fatalities (10 year average to 2016)
2019–20 and beyond: Decreased 10 year rolling average
  Level of aviation capacity (passenger and freight) available to major city airports under Australia's air services arrangements Increased compared to previous year
Level of aviation capacity (passenger and freight) available in international aviation markets under Australia's air services arrangements Increased compared to previous year
Opportunities available to Australian airlines in international aviation markets Increased compared to previous year
Number of remote communities that receive support from the department for aerodrome infrastructure projects and air services Maintained or increased compared to previous year
Jobs supported by Western Sydney Airport project 2018–19: Main construction commencing
Material changes to Program 2.4 resulting from the following measures:
  • There are no new measures with a material impact on the performance information for Program 2.4.

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