North Queensland Water Infrastructure Authority

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 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.

A corporate plan and Annual Report for NQWIA will be published during 2019–20.

2.1 Budgeted expenses and performance for Outcome 1

Outcome 1: Progress the development of water resource projects in North Queensland, through strategic planning and coordination of information sharing among relevant regulatory authorities and stakeholders.

Budgeted expenses for Outcome 1

The table below shows how much NQWIA 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 2.2.1 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 1—Progress the development of water resource projects in North Queensland, through strategic planning and coordination of information sharing among relevant regulatory authorities and stakeholders.
Program 1—Work with stakeholders to deliver water resource projects in North Queensland, including the Hughenden Irrigation Scheme and the Hells Gates Dam Scheme and Big Rocks Weir Project.
Purposes Progress the development of water resource projects in North Queensland, through strategic planning and coordination of information sharing among relevant regulatory authorities and stakeholders.
Delivery During 2018–19 NQWIA will deliver Program 1 by engaging with project proponents, state and local governments and regulatory agencies to ensure information is shared in a timely manner and economic and environmental assessments are funded and undertaken with minimal delay.
Current performance information
Year Performance criteria Targets Estimated achievement
2018–19
  • Entity administrative, governance and planning arrangements are established
  • CEO appointed
  • Advisory Board appointed
On track
  • Ensure the Business Cases for Hughenden Irrigation Scheme and Hells Gates Dam Schemes are underway
  • Agreements in place for proponents to undertake the Business Cases
Forward looking performance information
Year Performance criteria Targets
2019–20 and beyond
  • Engagement with project proponents and government stakeholders supports coordination of water resource projects
  • Information sharing processes are established to support timely collaboration and the development of economic and environmental assessments for projects, and business cases underway
  • Awareness raising of the new entity, through dissemination of information to stakeholders, informs water resource projects
  • Significant communication and stakeholder engagement activity
Further metrics for the forward financial years will be outlined in the 2019–20 Corporate Plan To be updated in the NQWIA 2019–20 Corporate Plan.
Material changes to Program 1.1 resulting from the following measures:
  • Establishment of the North Queensland Water Infrastructure Authority

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