Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

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 department can be found at: www.infrastructure.gov.au/department/about/corporate-plan.aspx.

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

Figure 2.1: Outcome and program structure

Note:

  1. The numbering of the department's programs has changed as a result of the transfer of the Transport Security program (previously 2.1—Transport Security) to the Department of Home Affairs in 2017–18. There has been no change to the programs other than an update to reflect sequential numbering.

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.
Director of National Parks
Programs
  • Program 1.1:  Parks and Reserves
Contribution to Outcome 1 made by linked programs

The Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities is working with the Director of National Parks to secure the future of Jabiru by supporting the township's transition from a reliance on mining to a tourism-based economy that leverages its proximity to the Kakadu National Park. Funding of $70 million for roads under the Infrastructure Investment Program will complement an investment of more than $100 million by the Australian Government to improve tourism infrastructure and to bolster the local economy and support Indigenous businesses and employment.

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 2019–20 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 supports economic growth, makes travel safer, increases transport access and supports regional development. It increases the efficiency, productivity, sustainability and safety of Australia's land transport infrastructure through programs and policy to improve connectivity for communities and freight.
Purposes
  • 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, cities and local communities—delivering jobs and economic growth for regional Australia and improving standards of living through influencing
Delivery During 2019–20 and the forward years, the department will:
  • manage the government's infrastructure investment programs to deliver efficiency-enhancing road and rail projects, in partnership with state, territory and local governments
  • develop options and provide policy advice to optimise the impact of infrastructure investment, including on:
    • potential priority projects
    • funding and financing
    • land transport market reforms
Current performance information
Year Performance criteria Targets Estimated achievement
2018–19 Volume of freight 10-year average to 2016–17 is >603.1btkm Data not yet available (a)
Expected travel time savings arising from road projects in the infrastructure investment program receiving $400 million or more in Australian Government funding Reduced travel times Target met from delivery of projects
Community understanding of road funding issues New data not expected to be available Data not yet available
Number of road fatalities 1,053 or fewer fatalities (b)   Data not yet available (a)
Serious injuries due to road crashes On track to have source data and establish a baseline by 2019–20 Target met. Baseline to be established in 2019–20
Number of rail fatalities Rail fatalities reduce, relative to 2017–18 baseline Data not yet available (a)
Expected number of jobs supported over the life of projects, from infrastructure investment and regional development projects underway during the financial year (based on proponent reported data) Not applicable No target set. The department's activities contributed to progress against this measure
Forward looking performance information
Year Performance criteria Targets
2019–20 and beyond Volume of freight Increased 10 year rolling average
Expected travel time savings arising from road projects in the infrastructure investment program receiving $400 million or more in Australian Government funding Reduced travel times
Community understanding of road funding issues Increased, demonstrated through community surveys
Number of road fatalities 2019–20: 1,016 or fewer fatalities (a)
2020–21 and beyond: New targets to be set as part of the next National Road Safety Strategy
Serious injuries due to road crashes 2019–20: Establish a baseline
2020–21 and beyond: Reduced relative to 2019–20 baseline
Number of rail fatalities 2019–20: Rail fatalities reduce, relative to 2017–18 baseline
2020–21 and beyond: Rail fatalities continue to reduce over time
Number of jobs supported over the life of projects, from infrastructure investment projects underway during the financial year (based on proponent reported data) 2019–20: Finalising improved processes for proponent reported data to demonstrate jobs supported through infrastructure investment projects
2020–21 and beyond: Jobs continue to be generated by infrastructure investment 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

Notes:

  1. Data is expected to be available for the 2018–19 Annual Performance Statements.
  2. The figures of 1,053 (2018–19) and 1,016 (2019–20) reflect the number of fatalities that would mean Australia was on track to achieve the objective of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020, which is to reduce road deaths by at least 30% on 2008–10 figures by 2020.

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