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.

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

The 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 2019–20 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 2018–2022’ 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
Year Performance criteria Targets Estimated achievement
2018–19 Council agree to our recommendations Greater than 90% 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 Council A survey satisfaction rating of greater than 7 out of 10 A survey satisfaction rating of greater than 7 out of 10
Our projects are delivered on time and within budget each financial year At least 90% At least 90%
Recommendations from our projects are presented when due to the Transport and Infrastructure Senior Officials’ Committee and/ or the Council within each financial yea At least 80% At least 80%
Results of periodic statutory review of NTC’s effectiveness and efficiency in achieving its purpose including recommendation to continue operation Council recommendation for the NTC to continue in operation Council recommendation for the NTC to continue in operation
Forward looking performance information
Year Performance criteria Targets
2019–20 and beyond Portion of projects completed on time and on budget > 90%
Portion of projects presented to TISOC or the Council when due ≥ 80%
Routine legislative maintenance packages submitted to TISOC ≥ 5 per year
Reform Implementation Report Cards provided to Council when due > 90%
Review of national consistency of instruments we maintain ≥ 5 per year
Total Net Present Value (NPV) benefits of policy submitted to TISOC > 3-year rolling average (NPV)
Portion of NTC recommendations presented to Council and agreed > 90%
Total NPV benefits of regulatory reforms agreed by Council > 90% of that submitted to TISOC
Portion of NTC regulatory amendments presented to Council with a TISOC-agreed implementation plan 100%
Section 51 review (in 2021) confirms the value of the NTC in meeting the objectives specified in the IGA NTC recognised as highly valuable
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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