Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

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 2019–20 Budget measures have created new programs or materially changed existing programs.

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.
Program 4.1–The services to territories program provides 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.
Purpose
  • Providing good governance in the territories—Delivering services, legislative frameworks and infrastructure
Delivery During 2019–20 and the forward years, the department will:
  • manage the government's services to territories programs, in particular to deliver essential services and infrastructure to the external territories and the Jervis Bay Territory
  • develop options and provide policy advice on supporting Australia's territories, including:
    • effective oversight of the government's interest in the ACT and NT
    • maintaining effective service delivery, governance and legal frameworks to the external territories and the Jervis Bay Territory
Current performance information
Year Performance criteria Targets Estimated achievement
2018–19 Communities in the external territories and Jervis Bay Territory have comparable services and essential infrastructure to mainland Australia Service delivery arrangements and contracts deliver comparable services and essential infrastructure to mainland Australia Target met
Legal and governance frameworks in the external territories and Jervis Bay Territory are appropriate for the protection and wellbeing of the communities Legal and governance frameworks comparable to mainland Australia Target met
Forward looking performance information
Year Performance criteria Targets
2019–20 and beyond Communities in the external territories and Jervis Bay Territory have comparable services and essential infrastructure to mainland Australia Service delivery arrangements and contracts deliver comparable services and essential infrastructure to mainland Australia
Legal and governance frameworks in the external territories and Jervis Bay Territory are appropriate for the protection and wellbeing of the communities Legal and governance frameworks comparable to mainland Australia
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

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