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 Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme and the Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle 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 2019–20 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 2.1—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—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
Delivery During 2019–20 and the forward years, the department will:
  • provide analysis and policy advice in relation to:
    • efforts by the national rail, heavy vehicle and maritime regulators to deliver outcomes that improve transport productivity and safety
    • the operation of national road, rail and maritime markets
    • licencing and registration arrangements for heavy vehicles and maritime operators
    • coastal freight regulation, 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
  • influence global developments in the transport sector by engaging with 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)
  • encourage the trialling and adoption of new technologies which improve efficiency, sustainability, and safety, including automated and connected vehicles
  • maintain the regulatory framework for an efficient, environmentally sustainable surface transport system that can meet projected growth
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)
Transport CO2 equivalent emissions (b) 10-year average to 2017–18 is <91,012 gigagrams
(10-year average to 2015–16)
Target not met
The 10-year average CO2 equivalent emissions from transport in Australia to 2017–18 is estimated at 92,800 gigagrams
Number of road fatalities 1,053 or fewer fatalities (c) 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)
Number of maritime transport fatalities (excluding fatalities on non-trading vessels, for example, fishing and recreational) Annual average from 2010 to 2017 is <4 fatalities="" td=""> Target not met
Forward looking performance information
Year Performance criteria Targets
2019–20 and beyond Volume of freight Increased 10 year rolling average
Transport CO2 equivalent emissions Decreased 10 year rolling average
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
Material changes to Program 2.1 resulting from the following measures:
  • There are no new measures with a material impact on the performance information for Program 2.1

Notes:

  1. Data is expected to be available for the 2018–19 Annual Performance Statements.
  2. Measurement considers CO2 equivalent emissions across the domestic transport sector including road vehicles, rail (excluding electric), domestic maritime and domestic aviation.
  3. The figures of 1,053 (2018–19) and 1,061 (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.

Table 2.2.3: Performance criteria for Outcome 2 (continued)

Program 2.2—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 2019–20 and the forward years, the department will:
  • improve road safety outcomes through government spending on infrastructure and manage the government's road safety agenda, including developing options and providing policy advice on:
    • the National Road Safety Strategy
    • vehicle safety standards
    • maintaining a proportionate, risk based policy approach to vehicle safety systems
  • work with state and territory governments to coordinate delivery arrangements for the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020 and National Road Safety Action Plan
    2018–2020 through the Transport and Infrastructure Council
  • maintain the regulatory framework for the supply of safe vehicles to the Australian market
Current performance information
Year Performance criteria Targets Estimated achievement
2018–19 Number of road fatalities 1,053 or fewer fatalities (a) Data not yet available (b)
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
Forward looking performance information
Year Performance criteria Targets
2019–20 and beyond 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
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

Notes:

  1. The figures of 1,053 (2018–19) and 1,061 (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).
  2. Data is expected to be available for the 2018–19 Annual Performance Statements.

Table 2.2.3: Performance criteria for Outcome 2 (continued)

Program 2.3 – 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 2019–20 and the forward years, the department will:
  • manage the government's air transport programs, including overseeing the development of the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, maintaining active membership in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and developing and implementing capacity building programs with our neighbouring economies
  • develop options and provide policy advice on promoting safe and sustainable air transport and investment in safe and sustainable aviation infrastructure and services in relation to international, domestic, regional and remote aviation operations
  • work with our portfolio agencies to maintain the regulatory framework for a competitive, sustainable, safe international and domestic air transport system
Current performance information
Year Performance criteria Targets Estimated achievement
2018–19 Volume of freight 10-year average to
2016–17 is >603.1 btkm
Data not yet available (a)
Transport CO2 equivalent emissions 10-year average to
2017–18 is <91,012 gigagrams (10-year average to 2016–17)
Target not met
The 10-year average CO2 equivalent emissions from transport in Australia to 2017–18 estimated at 92,800 gigagrams
Passenger movements, aviation sector Increased 10 year rolling average Data not yet available (a)
Number of aviation fatalities 10 year average to 2017 is <34.0 fatalities="" 10-year="" average="" to="" 2016="" c="" td=""> Target met
Level of aviation capacity (passenger and freight) available to major city airports under Australia's air services arrangements Increased compared to previous year Target met
Level of aviation capacity (passenger and freight) available in international aviation markets under Australia's air services arrangements Increased compared to previous year Target met
Opportunities available to Australian airlines in international aviation markets Increased compared to previous year Target met
Number of remote communities that receive support from the department for aerodrome infrastructure projects and air services Maintained or increased compared to previous year Target met
Jobs supported by Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport Main construction commencing Target met
Forward looking performance information
Year Performance criteria Targets
2019–20 and beyond Volume of freight Increased 10 year rolling average
Transport CO2 equivalent emissions (b) Decreased 10 year rolling average
Passenger movements, aviation sector Increased 10 year rolling average
Number of aviation fatalities 2019–20: 10 year average to 2018 is <33.6 fatalities="" br=""> 2020–21 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 Increased compared to previous year
Improved access to aviation services for Western Sydney Planning and delivery is consistent with the Western Sydney Airport Plan
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

Notes:

  1. Data is expected to be available for the 2018–19 Annual Performance Statements.
  2. Measurement considers CO2 equivalent emissions across the domestic transport sector including road vehicles, rail (excluding electric), domestic maritime and domestic aviation.
  3. Calculations have been revised since the previous Portfolio Budget Statements 2018–19 were published.

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