National Transport Commission

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 PB Statements are part of the enhanced Commonwealth performance framework established by the PGPA Act. It is anticipated that the performance criteria described in PB 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 NTC can be found at: www.ntc.gov.au/Media/Reports/(8099E98D-C5CD-2CE1-E6B5-E18E3DA01E79).pdf.

The most recent annual performance statement can be found in the annual report at: www.ntc.gov.au/Media/Reports/(15B983FB-B6C4-3B0A-BAF0-CF0183A4D891).pdf.

Figure 2.1: The NTC's Outcome Statement, Objective and Work Program

NTC Outcome Statement

Improved transport productivity, efficiency, safety and environmental performance and regulatory efficiency in Australia through developing, monitoring and maintaining nationally consistent regulatory and operational arrangements relating to road, rail and intermodal transport

Objective

Improving the performance of the national transport system as a whole—safer, more sustainable and productive transport system in Australia

NTC Work Program

  • Priority transport reforms (e.g. national and COAG reforms)
  • Existing Transport and Infrastructure Council reforms, including supporting reforms for the national regulators
  • NTC Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) related functions
  • Performance monitoring, evaluations and strategy

2.1 Budgeted expenses and performance for Outcome 1

Outcome 1: Improved transport productivity, efficiency, safety and environmental performance and regulatory efficiency in Australia through developing, monitoring and maintaining nationally consistent regulatory and operational arrangements relating to road, rail and intermodal transport.

Budgeted expenses for Outcome 1

This table below shows how much the NTC intends to spend (on an accrual basis) on achieving the outcome, broken down by program, as well as by 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 2018–19 Budget measures have created new programs or materially changed existing programs.

Outcome 1—Improved transport productivity, efficiency, safety and environmental performance and regulatory efficiency in Australia through developing, monitoring and maintaining nationally consistent regulatory and operational arrangements relating to road, rail and intermodal transport.
Program 1.1—To develop, monitor and maintain land transport reforms as outlined in the ‘NTC Work Program 2017–2021’ subject to approval by transport and infrastructure ministers.
Purposes
  • Develop and propose changes to national law, model law and other related instruments and guidelines to improve transport productivity, efficiency, safety, environmental performance and regulatory efficiency.
  • Maintain and monitor those reforms agreed by TIC.
Delivery The work program is delivered consistent with key performance criteria and targets.
Current performance information
YearPerformance criteriaTargetsEstimated achievement
2017–18 Percentage of projects delivered on time and to budget each financial year At least 90% Greater than 90%
Percentage of reform projects on the work program that are due to be presented to the Transport and Infrastructure Senior Officials' Committee (TISOC) and/or TIC for consideration each financial year are presented to TISOC and/or TIC At least 80% Greater than 80%
Key stakeholder satisfaction with NTC's engagement and performance, including the quality of our products, via annual survey Key stakeholder satisfaction is overall positive (a rating of greater than 7 out of 10) Greater than 7 out of 10
Percentage of NTC recommendations presented to TIC each financial year that are agreed by TIC Greater than 90% Greater than 90%
Forward looking performance information
YearPerformance criteriaTargets
2018–19 and beyond Our projects are delivered on time and within budget each financial year At least 90%
Recommendations from our projects are presented when due to the TISOC and/or TIC within each financial year At least 80%
TIC agree our recommendations Greater than 90%
Our annual stakeholder survey shows that key stakeholders are satisfied with our engagement and performance, including the quality of our recommendations to TIC A survey satisfaction rating of greater than 7 out of 10
Results of periodic statutory review of NTC's effectiveness and efficiency in achieving its purpose including recommendation to continue operation TIC recommendation for the NTC to continue in operation
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

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