For the year ended 30 June 2014

The output classes being reported in this annual report are:

Each output class contains a breakdown of performance, including as relevant:

  • financial performance
  • performance against Information Supporting the Estimates measures
  • performance progression of Ministry intermediate outcomes that fall into this class
  • related Ministry activities and projects, and the impacts to which they contribute.

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Output class: Policy advice and related outputs multi class output appropriation

Four outputs make up this output class. These are (by size):

The outputs are directed at the government’s long term outcome of an effective, efficient, safe, secure, accessible and resilient transport system that supports the growth of our economy, in order to deliver greater prosperity, security and opportunities for all New Zealanders.

Financial performance

Actual
2012/13
$000

 

Actual
2013/14
$000

Main Estimates
2013/14
$000

Supplementary
Estimates
2013/14
$000

28,751

Revenue Crown

31,855

31,143

31,858

51

Other revenue

72

-

83

28,802

Total revenue

31,927

31,143

31,941

28,471

Expenses

31,861

31,143

31,941

331

Net surplus

66

-

-

The increase in revenue from 2012/13 is due to an underspend of $2 million last year, while this year the appropriation was almost fully spent.

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Output: Policy advice

This output class is for the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to transport.

The performance measures and cost in this output have been further split by transport mode:

Financial performance

Actual
2012/13
$000

 

Actual
2013/14
$000

Main Estimates
2013/14
$000

Supplementary Estimates
2013/14
$000

24,431

Revenue Crown

27,891

26,543

27,808

51

Other revenue

72

-

83

24,482

Total revenue

27,963

26,543

27,891

24,151

Expenses

27,855

26,543

27,891

331

Net surplus

108

-

-

Total expenditure on this output class was lower than forecast due to lower staff costs as a result of turnover and some projects being delayed. The underspend is shown more clearly in the separate cost by mode tables below. This output accounted for $1.7 million of the 2012/13 underspend.

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Multi-modal

Financial performance
Actual
2012/13
$000
 

Actual
2013/14
$000

Main Estimates
2013/14
$000

Supplementary Estimates
2013/14
$000

8,489

Cost
This output is produced within theoverall class appropriation (GST exclusive)

15,098

13,302

15,522

The cost of multi-modal activity has increased significantly from 2012/13. This is due to a number of large projects being undertaken, such as the development of the next Government Policy Statement on Land Transport, the Freight Demand Study and the APEC conference.

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual
2012/13

Performance measures

Actual
2013/14

Standards/ Targets
2013/14

96%

Key initiatives contained in the annual work programme are completed or progressed as agreed, or as subsequently amended by the agreement between the Minister and the Chief Executive

85%5

95%

Not reported against

Percentage of policy advice papers that meet the Advice Quality characteristics (refer conditions on use of Appropriation6)

100%7

100%

51%8

Assessment of technical quality of Ministry advice is an average score of 7.5, or more, of all papers assessed through an annual external review of advice by NZIER

Not achieved - the average score was 7.4

Achieved

Not reported against

Percentage of policy advice papers that meet quality characteristics (as set out in the Appropriation)

100%9

100%

77%10

The agreed rules programme, including variations, is delivered

Achieved11

Achieved

New measure

Intelligent Transport System Action Plan developed by 30 June 2014

Achieved

Achieved

New measure

Satisfaction of the Minister of Transport with the policy advice service, as per the satisfaction survey

60%

80%

New measure

The total cost per hour of producing outputs

$157

$160

New measure

The total cost per hour of producing outputs (updated)12

$175

N/A

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Performance progression of Ministry intermediate outcomes

Ministry outcome

Performance measure

Performance

Better quality regulation

Changes to transport regulatory environment are estimated to provide a net economic benefit to the economy.

Regulatory changes commonly involve a mix of monetarised and non-monetarised costs and benefits. An assessment of 14 regulatory impact statements in 2013/14 identified monetarised benefits of $30.36 million per annum for 20 years.13

100 percent of transport regulatory impact statements are assessed as ‘meets’ or ‘partially meets’ quality criteria.

2013/14: 93 percent. 9 met the quality criteria, 4 partially met and 1 did not meet the quality criteria

2012/13: 100 percent. 10 met, 3 partially met

2011/12: 94 percent. 6 met, 11 partially met, 1 did not meet quality criteria

2010/11: 100 percent. 9 met, 1 partially met

2009/10: 100 percent. 15 met, 8 partially met

90 percent of the scheduled programme of periodic reviews of regulations and rules completed in scheduled review year.

2013/14 – 90 percent
2012/13 – 100 percent

This was a new measure in 2012/13.

Reduced average time frame for rule development (from commencement of rule development process to rule coming into force).

Average age of rules projects:

2013/14 – 3.3 years
2012/13 – 3.5 years
2011/12 – 4.9 years
2010/11 – 4.5 years
2009/10 – 3.9 years

Open and efficient transport markets

Increased public transport passenger boardings.

Public transport passenger boardings (millions):

2013/14 – 138
2012/13 – 133
2011/12 – 133
2010/11 – 128
2009/10 – 126

Decreased ratio of subsidy to public transport passenger boardings.14

Subsidy per passenger boarding (growth relative to 2007/08, based on 2007/08 = 100):

2013/14 – 115
2012/13 – 115
2011/12 – 115
2010/11 – 104
2009/10 – 106

Improved planning and investment in infrastructure and services

Quality of final advice to government on major investment projects is externally assessed by New Zealand Institute of Economic Research as being 8.0 out of 10 or better.

2013/14: 7.4 out of 10 (four papers assessed)15

2012/13: 9 out of 10 (two papers assessed)

Improved preparedness

The Transport Response Team is ready to respond to all emergencies within one hour of being activated.

The Transport Response Team was partially activated on 16 August 2013 when an earthquake occurred at Lake Grassmere. The team was ready immediately and a situation report was sent to the lead response agency after 1.5 hours.

Increased percentage of lessons learned from post-project evaluations of major planned and unplanned events are applied to systems or frameworks to mitigate impacts of future events.

The Ministry is supporting Maritime NZ with improvements to its maritime incident response capability, and on ways to ascertain the effectiveness of these improvements. The Rena grounding underscored the threat to maritime navigation and commerce from floating cargo and debris released in a maritime pollution event. The government has appropriated funding for Maritime NZ to better track such objects, to mitigate their impact on shipping. The Ministry is supporting Maritime NZ to ensure this strengthened capability is effectively implemented.

The Ministry is also addressing the Transport Accident Investigation Commission’s findings into the cause of the Rena grounding, and ways these recommendations can inform overall maritime incident response planning.

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Related Ministry projects or activities in 2013/14

Related Ministry Impact

Ministry project or activity

1. A more efficient transport regulatory system that does not impose unnecessary costs on users

Better Quality Regulation

2. Reduced or removed barriers to entry to domestic or international markets

Asia Pacific Economic Co-ordination Forum and International Transport Forum work

International Air Services liberalisation

3. Transport sector has increased information available to it

Developing a Passenger Demand Model

Freight Information and forecasting

Transport Domain Plan

4. Central and local government have good framework for investment decision making

Development of the next Government Policy Statement on Land Transport

5. The Ministry provides good investment advice (in the national interest)

The Auckland Transport Package

National Freight Demand Study and the Future Freight Scenario Study

6. Enough money is raised efficiently and fairly to fund investment priorities

Exploration of alternative funding approaches

8. Ongoing assurance on the performance of government agencies

Transport Sector Funding Review Programme

9. Reduced disruptions to access to transport infrastructure and services

Intelligent Transport Systems Technology Action Plan

Emergency preparedness

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ROAD

Financial performance

Actual
2012/13
$000

 

Actual
2013/14
$000

Main Estimates
2013/14
$000

Supplementary Estimates
2013/14
$000

8,691

Cost
This output is produced within the overall class appropriation (GST exclusive)

6,167

8,069

5,870

The cost of road activity has decreased from 2012/13. This is partially due to lower activity on the Vehicle Licensing Reform project in 2013/14 and the increased activity on multi-modal work.

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual
2012/13

Performance measures

Actual
2013/14

Standards/ Targets
2013/14

92%

Ministry actions from 2011/12 Safer Journeys Action Plan are implemented according to agreed timeframes

97%

100%

New measure

The Ministry’s initial deliverables for each of the five work streams specified in the Safer Journeys Action Plan 2013-15 are implemented according to agreed timetables

Not achieved16

Achieved

New measure

Implement reforms of warrant of fitness and certificate of fitness systems in accordance with Cabinet decisions

Achieved

Achieved

New measure

Advice provided on options to improve the quality of the vehicle fleet by 30 June 2014

Achieved

Achieved

Achieved

At least twice yearly revenue forecasting provided for use in Crown accounts and Budget forecasts

Achieved

Achieved

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Performance progression of Ministry intermediate outcomes

Ministry outcome

Performance measure

Performance

Improved planning and investment in infrastructure and services

Decreased network congestion in the A.M. peak period in the five largest metropolitan areas.

Congestion index (min delay/km), March surveys

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Auckland A.M. peak 0.88 0.76 0.66 0.69 0.62
Tauranga A.M. peak 0.35

0.27

0.33 0.37 0.33
Wellington A.M. peak 0.42

0.57

0.55 0.54 0.51
Christchurch A.M. peak 0.64

0.75

* * *
Hamilton A.M. peak 0.52

0.40

0.52 0.50 0.55

*Comparable data not available due to impact of Canterbury earthquakes

Growth in revenue (in real terms) remains stable in relation to change in traffic volumes.

Revenue growth relative to kilometres-travelled growth* in percentages.

  2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
Fuel excise and light RUC revenue growth 96 102 100 102 109
Fuel excise and kilometres-travelled growth 100 99 99 100 N/A
Heavy vehicle RUC revenue growth 99 108 108 106 115
Heavy vehicles tonnes-kilometres growth 90 103 106 108 109

* 2007/08 is base year, calculations adjusted to 2011/12 dollars and percentages rounded.

All questions or issues raised by a cross-agency forecasting group, that reviews the results of the Ministry’s revenue forecasting model, are resolved to the satisfaction of the group prior to the next forecasting round.

Achieved

Fewer transport incidents and other harms

Reduced social cost resulting from transport- related deaths and injuries

Social cost of road crashes excluding non-injury crash costs ($ billions) in June 2012 prices
2013 – 2.93
2012 – 3.19
2011 – 3.16
2010 – 3.70
2009 – 3.75

Fewer transport incidents and other harms

Reduced number of road- related deaths

Road deaths
2013 – 254
2012 – 308
2011 – 284
2010 – 375
2009 – 385

2013 had the lowest toll in over 60 years. Changes are best viewed over a number of years to mitigate the impact of one-off influences.

Decreased amounts of carbon dioxide emitted from domestic transport per kilometre travelled.

Carbon dioxide (grams) emitted per kilometre of road travel
2012 – 313
2010 – 312
2008 – 312
2006 – 305
2004 – 300
2002 – 299

Reduced number of road- related deaths for target groups, where Ministry will initiate specific initiatives to reduce:

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Deaths in crashes involving young drivers 135 147 90 87 81
Deaths in crashes involving alcohol/drug- impaired drivers 142 144 87 103 77
Deaths in crashes involving high-risk drivers 129 122 Data not available Data not available Data not available

Reduced number of road- related serious injuries for target groups, where Ministry will initiate specific initiatives to reduce:

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Serious injuries in crashes involving young drivers 979 885 713 704 637
Serious injuries in crashes involving alcohol/drug-impaired drivers 585 557 470 468 448
Serious injuries in crashes involving high-risk drivers 520 491 Data not available Data not available Data not available

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Related Ministry projects or activities in 2013/14

Related Ministry Impact

Ministry project or activity

1. A more efficient transport regulatory system that does not impose unnecessary costs

Driver Licensing Review

Vehicle Licensing Reform

7. Ministry road safety initiatives support reduction in number of deaths and serious injuries

Safer Journeys Action Plan 2013-15: Speed Management

Safer Journeys Action Plan 2013-15: Signature projects

Safer Journeys Action Plan 2013-15: The alcohol/drug related impairment project

Improving the Vehicle Fleet

6. Enough money is raised efficiently and fairly to fund investment priorities

Future funding

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AVIATION

Financial performance

Actual
2012/13
$000

 

Actual
2013/14
$000

Main Estimates
2013/14
$000

Supplementary Estimates
2013/14
$000

3,369

Cost
This output is produced within theoverall class appropriation (GST exclusive)

3,820

2,920

3,852

Performance progression of Ministry intermediate outcomes

Ministry outcome

Performance measure

Performance

Open and efficient transport markets

Increased number of international passenger movements to and from New Zealand.

International passenger movements to and from New Zealand (millions):

2013 – 10.0
2012 – 9.7
2011 – 9.6
2010 – 9.3
2009 – 8.9

Increased number of international flights that depart from New Zealand.

International flights departing New Zealand:

2013 – 32,332
2012 – 30,787
2011 – 31,434
2010 – 30,860
2009 – 30,322

International air services agreements provide for greater access to other countries, and for an increased number of services.

New Zealand currently has air services agreements with 64 States or territories.

In 2013/14, New Zealand negotiated new or enhanced air services arrangements with 17 countries: Ethiopia, Finland, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Mongolia, Norway, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Cambodia,Togo, Viet Nam, Zambia. Preliminary negotiations were also held with India with a view to holding further talks in 2014/15.

Cabinet mandates have been obtained for further negotiations with Thailand, Colombia, Peru, Panama, Mexico, South Korea, and Argentina. Further negotiations will be pursued as opportunities arise.

Related Ministry projects or activities in 2013/14

Related Ministry Impact

Ministry project or activity

1. A more efficient transport regulatory system that does not impose unnecessary costs on users

Civil Aviation Act 1990 and Airport Authorities Act 1966 Review

Civil Aviation Rules

2. Reduced or removed barriers to entry to domestic or international markets

International Air Services liberalisation

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MARITIME

Financial performance

Actual
2012/13
$000

 

Actual
2013/14
$000

Main Estimates
2013/14
$000

Supplementary Estimates
2013/14
$000

3,252

Cost
This output is produced within the overall class appropriation (GST exclusive)

2,421

1,890

2,285

Costs are lower this year because 2012/13 activity included Clifford Bay costs until it became a separate output class from 1 December 2012.

Performance progression of Ministry intermediate outcomes

Ministry outcome

Performance measure

Performance

Open and efficient transport markets

Increased range of freight information is captured within the Freight Information Gathering System.

The Freight Information Gathering System currently captures containerised freight movements through sea ports. Freight movements not currently captured include non-containerised freight through sea ports, and road and rail movements that do not go through a sea port. Further information on the Freight Information Gathering System can be found on the Ministry’s website.

Container handling statistics for New Zealand’s six largest ports is publicly available.

The Ministry provides updated container handling statistics on its website each quarter. These statistics include:

  • Vessel rates (the number of containers moved on and off a container ship in an hour of labour)
  • Crane rates (the number of containers a crane lifts on and off a container ship in an hour)
  • Ship rates (the number of containers moved on and off a container ship).

Improved preparedness

Increase in a shipowner’s liability for the cost of future grounding of ships.

During 2013/14, the Marine Legislation Bill was enacted and amended the Maritime Transport Act. The Maritime Transport Amendment Act 1994 implements legislation which enables New Zealand to accede to three international maritime conventions. In particular, two of the conventions have substantially increased the amount of compensation payable for incidents like the Rena grounding, through amendments that give effect to the 1996 Protocol to amend the International Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976 and the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution 2001.

Related Ministry projects or activities in 2013/14

Related Ministry Impact

Ministry project or activity

1. A more efficient transport regulatory system

Offshore Oil Risk Management that does not impose unnecessary costs on users

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RAIL

Financial performance

Actual
2012/13
$000

 

Actual
2013/14
$000

Main Estimates
2013/14
$000

Supplementary Estimates
2013/14
$000

350

Cost
This output is produced within the overall class appropriation (GST exclusive)

349

362

362

Performance progression of Ministry intermediate outcomes

Ministry outcome

Performance measure

Performance

Improved planning and investment in infrastructure and services

Increased level of freight moved by KiwiRail.

Freight moved by KiwiRail (tonne-kms in billions)

2012/13 - 4.6
2011/12 - 4.6
2010/11 - 4.2
2009/10 - 3.9
2008/09 - 4.0

Related Ministry projects or activities in 2013/14

Ministry project or activity

5. The Ministry provides good investment advice (in the national interest)

Auckland City Rail Link

Metro Rail Activity work

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Output: Ministerial servicing

This output class is for services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision- making) responsibilities.

Financial performance

Actual
2012/13
$000

 

Actual
2013/14
$000

Main Estimates
2013/14
$000

Supplementary Estimates
2013/14
$000

2,600

Revenue Crown

2,518

2,800

2,600

2,600

Expenses

2,445

2,800

2,600

-

Net surplus

73

-

-

The budgeted cost was adjusted during the year to be closer to the estimated actual cost.

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual
2012/13

Performance measures

Actual
2013/14

Standards/Targets
2013/14

608 for direct action, 1,149 for direct action including draft reply

Number of items of ministerial correspondence addressed by the Ministry

519 for direct action, 524 for direct action including draft reply

1,400 for direct action, 1,700 for direct action including draft reply

76%

Percentage of draft replies to ministerial correspondence completed within 10 working days

91%

80%

80 requests to the Minister; 85 requests to the Ministry

Number of Official Information Act requests addressed by the Ministry

29 requests to Ministers; 63 requests to the Ministry

100-300

81%

Percentage of Official Information Act requests replied to within statutory timeframes

72%

100%

Not reported against

17Percentage of Ministerial servicing items that meet quality characteristics (refer conditions on use of Appropriation)

100%

90%

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Output: Governance and performance advice on Crown agencies

This output class is for monitoring of and advice on the governance, performance and capability of transport Crown agencies.

Financial performance

Actual
2012/13
$000

 

Actual
2013/14
$000

Main Estimates
2013/14
$000

Supplementary Estimates
2013/14
$000

563

Revenue Crown

800

800

800

563

Expenses

915

800

800

-

Net surplus/ (deficit)

(115)

-

-

The cost of this output was higher than budgeted due to a change in staffing that affected some of the costing assumptions.

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual
2012/13

Performance measures

Actual
2013/14

Standards/Targets
2013/14

Achieved

Advice on transport Crown entity board appointments provided to agreed timeframes

Achieved

Achieved

Achieved

Twice yearly Ministry strategic discussions with each Crown entity Chair/Board

Achieved

Achieved

One paper was reviewed. It was scored 7.0

Assessment of technical quality of Ministry advice is an average score of 7.5, or more, of all papers assessed through an annual external review of advice by NZIER

Not achieved - the average score was 7.2

Achieved

New measure

Transport Crown entity performance plan developed by 31 December 2013

18Not achieved

Achieved

Performance progression of Ministry intermediate outcomes

Ministry outcome

Performance measure

Performance

Improved government transport agencies performance

95 percent, or more, of the government’s and Statements of Intent performance expectations, are met.

Ministry of Transport – percentage of work programme completed

2013/14 - 85 percent
2012/13 - 90 percent
2011/12 - 90 percent
2010/11 - 98 percent
2009/10 - 90 percent

This information is not available for transport Crown entities until the publication of their annual reports.

Increased ministerial satisfaction on the performance of the government transport agencies as a consequence of the timely, accurate, succinct nature of Ministry specialist governance and performance advice.

The Minister of Transport has indicated that his overall satisfaction with Ministry policy advice is 70 percent. This is an increase from our 2012/13 result of 60 percent.

We have not specifically asked Ministers for their satisfaction on the performance of transport agencies as a result of our advice.

 Related Ministry projects or activities in 2013/14

Related Ministry Impact

Ministry project or activity

8. Ongoing assurance on the performance of government transport agencies

Review of Governance function

New Governance and Accountability team established

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Output: Clifford Bay ferry terminal – facilitation of procurement

This output class is for the facilitation of the procurement of a ferry terminal at Clifford Bay.

Financial performance

Actual
2012/13
$000

 

Actual
2013/14
$000

Main Estimates
2013/14
$000

Supplementary Estimates
2013/14
$000

1,157

Revenue Crown

646

1,000

650

1,157

Expenses

646

1,000

650

-

Net surplus

-

-

-

The costs above are not for the full year as Cabinet announced in November 2013 it would not proceed with the project and so work ceased. The initial budget was always an estimate as the exact scope of the work was dependent on Cabinet decisions. The costs for 2012/13 were for the seven months to 30 June 2013.

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual
2012/13

Performance measures

Actual
2013/14

Standards/Targets
2013/14

100%

Report on an agreed basis to the responsible Minister and Cabinet on the Clifford Bay detailed project assessment

100%

100%

Related Ministry projects or activities in 2013/14

Related Ministry Impact

Ministry project or activity

5. The Ministry provides good investment advice (in the national interest)

Clifford Bay ferry terminal – investigation of procurement

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Output class: Fuel excise duty refund administration

Through this output class, the Secretary for Transport (Chief Executive) delegates to, and contracts with, the NZ Transport Agency to provide an administrative and accounting service for the refund of fuel excise duty (FED).

Financial performance

Actual
2012/13
$000

 

Actual
2013/14
$000

Main Estimates
2013/14
$000

Supplementary Estimates
2013/14
$000

429

Revenue Crown

429

429

700

429

Expenses

429

429

700

-

Net surplus

-

-

-

Adjustments were made to this appropriation as the NZ Transport Agency was concerned about additional costs due to an increased number of refund requests – see below. The increased demand did not eventuate as much as thought, and the NZ Transport Agency only requested $429,000.

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual
2012/13

Performance measures

Actual
2013/14

Standards/Targets
2013/14

11 days

Average number of days taken to audit, process and pay FED refunds

13 days

10 days

In relation to the performance measure, the number of agents and associated third party claims continues to increase beyond expectations. Slow agent responses to application queries have also adversely affected the ability to meet the standard. Resources have been increased and technical issues have been resolved in the online application system currently under development.

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Output class: Milford Sound/ Piopiotahi Aerodrome operation and administration

This output class covers the operation of the Milford Sound/ Piopiotahi Aerodrome to provide a safe and efficient aerodrome operation.

Financial performance

 Actual
2012/13
$000

 

Actual
2013/14
$000

Main Estimates
2013/14
$000

Supplementary Estimates
2013/14
$000

240

Other revenue

207

230

278

251

Expenses

273

230

278

(11)

Net deficit

(66)

-

-

A review of prices had found that no increase in landing charges was necessary for 2013/14. However there were fewer landings than forecast, which resulted in less revenue than budgeted.

Clearance of vegetation was done during the year. This resulted in higher expenses than budgeted, but was unavoidable as the work was required to keep the aerodrome safe to use.

An agreement was reached with Airways for the continuation of the Flight Information Service until 2016.

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual
2012/13

Performance measures

Actual
2013/14

Standards/Targets
2013/14

100%

The aerodrome operation will conform with appropriate Civil Aviation Authority safety requirements

100%

100%

$251,491

Operating costs within third-party revenue

$273,000

$230,000

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Output class: Search and rescue activity co-ordination PLA19

In this output class, the Ministry houses the Secretariat function of the New Zealand Search and Rescue (NZSAR) Council which administers the search and rescue (SAR) sector in New Zealand.

Financial performance

Actual
2012/13
$000

 

Actual
2013/14
$000

Main Estimates
2013/14
$000

Supplementary Estimates
2013/14
$000

1,135

Revenue Crown

1,087

1,136

1,136

1,135

Expenses

1,087

1,136

1,136

-

Net surplus

-

-

-

The programmed activities were delivered as budgeted but costs are below budget as the overhead cost charged by the Ministry was lower than budgeted.

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual
2012/13

Performance measures

Actual
2013/14

Standards/Targets
2013/14

100%

Provision of:

  • Effective leadership and strategic co-ordination to the New Zealand search and rescue sector
  • Effective support services and policy advice

To the satisfaction of the New Zealand Search and Rescue (NZSAR) Council

95%

90%

100%

Provision of support services and policy advice to the NZ Search and Rescue Council and effective leadership and strategic co-ordination to the wider New Zealand search and rescue sector

95%

95%

The Secretariat provides the NZSAR Council with support services, policy advice and the implementation of agreed measures to give effective leadership and strategic co-ordination to the New Zealand search and rescue sector.

The Secretariat also implements the national SAR support programme. Approved and monitored by the NZSAR Council, the programme provides an array of high value activities in support of SAR organisations throughout New Zealand which contribute directly towards NZSAR Council goals of: enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of New Zealand’s SAR sector; achieving a culture of ‘one SAR Body’; promoting continuous improvement; maximising the potential of SAR people and supporting SAR preventative strategies.

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5 Output plan milestones are often subject to external influences that delay their delivery. The Ministry needs to ensure that in future milestones are expressed as matters within our control. New project management tools and training, delivered towards the end of 2013/14, should ensure we better express milestones and therefore improve performance during 2014/15. Back...

6 Refer to the Estimates documents for conditions on the use of Appropriation. Back...

7 Measurement occurred between March and June 2014. Back...

8 This figure was the percentage of policy papers submitted to the annual survey of quality by NZIER that receive a score of 7.5 out of 10 or more. The measure has now been amended. Back...

9 Measurement occurred between March and June 2014. Back...

10 26 rules were due to progress or be completed in 2012/13. 20 rules were actually progressed or completed, following appropriate consultation. Back...

11 20 rules were due to progress or be completed in 2013/14. These were all progressed or completed, following appropriate consultation. Back...

12 The total cost per output hour formula has recently been updated by Treasury to better align it with their amended definition of policy advice costs. Performance measures calculated using both the original and updated formulae have been provided to help readers understand how this change has affected the assessment of performance. Back...

13 This calculation excludes the estimated net policy benefit (20 years net present value) of $54 million identified in the “Mandated Electronic Stability Control for Light Vehicles” regulatory impact statement prepared by the Ministry in February 2014, as this calculation is based on a 2015 implementation date for all new light vehicles, and 2020 for all used light vehicles. Back...

14 Includes SuperGold Card, central and local government public transport contribution dollars. 2007/08 is the base year. Back...

15 The Ministry is introducing new procedures to ensure that our final investment advice on major projects is subject to an additional layer of critique to lift overall quality prior to submission to government. Back...

16 Two of the five deliverables were not achieved within published timetables. Back...

17 Refer to the Estimates documents for conditions on the use of Appropriation. Back...

18 Instead, the Ministry delivered a report on the Establishment of an Excellent Governance Function in the Ministry of Transport, in June 2013. The Ministry subsequently redeveloped its Governance and Accountability function. Back...

19 PLA - Permanent Legislative Authority. Back...