for the year ended 30 June 2015

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In the year to 30 June 2014, the Ministry had four departmental appropriations

  • Policy advice and related outputs multi class output expense
  • Fuel excise duty refund administration departmental output expense
  • Milford Sound/Piopiotahi Aerodrome operation and administration departmental output expense
  • Search and rescue activity co-ordination PLA departmental output expense.

The Public Finance Act 1989 was amended in 2013. As a result, multi class output appropriations (MCOAs) no longer exist from 1 July 2014. Instead, a new multi category appropriation (MCA) is available. The Ministry chose to transition the MCOA to an MCA. The new MCA has three outputs. The MCOA in 2013/14 had four outputs, but one of these Clifford Bay ferry terminal – facilitation of procurement ceased during 2013/14.

The alternative to transitioning to an MCA was for each output within the MCOA to become a separate appropriation, which would have added administration costs and reduced the Ministry’s flexibility.

Therefore the appropriations reported in this annual report are:

  • Policy advice and related outputs multi category appropriation
  • Fuel excise duty refund administration departmental output expense
  • Milford Sound/Piopiotahi Aerodrome operation and administration departmental output expense
  • Search and rescue activity co-ordination PLA departmental output expense

The three departmental output expenses are unchanged from 2013/14.

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

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

Results for 2013/14 for outputs from the multi class output appropriation are used as comparatives in the tables below for the equivalent outputs in the multi category appropriation.

 

Output class: Policy advice and related outputs multi category appropriation

Three categories make up this output class in 2014/15. These are (by size):

  • Policy advice
  • Ministerial servicing
  • Governance and performance advice on Crown agencies

The output Clifford Bay ferry terminal – facilitation of procurement which was disestablished from 30 June 2014 is included in the 2013/14 comparative figures.

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 2013/14
$000

 

Actual 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Main Estimates 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Supplementary Estimates 2014/15
$000

31,855

Revenue Crown

29,597

30,843

30,186

72

Other revenue

106

-

151

31,927

Total revenue

29,703

30,843

30,337

31,861

Expenses

29,703

30,843

30,337

66

Net surplus

-

-

-

Expenditure and revenue have decreased since 2013/14 mainly because:

  • $0.7 million of revenue was carried forward to 2013/14 from 2012/13
  • $0.6 million was reprioritised to other outputs in Vote Transport during 2014/15
  • $0.6 million was unspent in 2014/15.

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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:

  • multi-modal
  • road
  • maritime
  • aviation
  • rail

Financial performance

Actual 2013/14
$000

 

Actual 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Main Estimates 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Supplementary Estimates 2014/15
$000

27,891

Revenue Crown

26,197

27,343

26,786

72

Other revenue

106

-

151

27,963

Total revenue

26,303

27,343

26,937

27,855

Expenses

25,952

27,343

26,937

108

Net surplus

351

-

-

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.

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MULTI-MODAL

Financial performance

Actual 2013/14
$000

 

Actual 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Main Estimates 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Supplementary Estimates 2014/15
$000

15,098

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

12,548

13,438

13,126

The cost of multi-modal activity has decreased significantly from 2013/14. This is due to a number of large projects being undertaken in 2013/14, 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 2013/14

Performance measures

Actual 2014/15

Standards/Targets 2014/15

New measure

Fewer deaths and serious injuries within the New Zealand transport system over the medium term

On track

On track

New measure

There is a reduction in the rate of growth of CO2 emissions from domestic transport per capita in the medium term

On track

On track

85%

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

88%

95%

100%

Percentage of policy advice papers that meet the Advice Quality Characteristics (refer conditions on use of Appropriation)4

100%

100%

7.4

The average assessment of the quality of Ministry policy advice is within the range of 7.2-7.5 for papers assessed through an annual external review of policy advice by NZIER5

Achieved (7.6)

Achieved

Achieved

The agreed rules programme, including variations, is delivered

Not Achieved6

Achieved

New measure

The agreed Funding Review programme, including variations, is delivered

Achieved

Achieved

60%

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

60%

75%

$175

The total cost per hour of producing outputs (excluding outsourced costs)

$151

$175

New measure

Delivery of Intelligent Transport Systems first year actions from the Action Plan by 30 June 2015

Achieved

Achieved

 

 

Performance progression of Ministry intermediate outcomes

Ministry outcome

Performance measures

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 4 regulatory impact statements in 2014/15 identified monetarised benefits of $75.33 million per annum for 30 years

 

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

2014/15: 100 percent. 3 met the quality criteria and 1 partially met

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

 

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

2014/15 – 100 percent

2013/14 – 90 percent

2012/13 – 100 percent

 

Reduced average timeframe for rule development (from commencement of rule development process to rule coming into force)

Average age of rules projects:

2014/15 – 3.16 years

2013/14 – 3.3 years

2012/13 – 3.5 years

2011/12 – 4.9 years

2010/11 – 4.5 years

Open and efficient transport markets

Increased public transport passenger boardings

Public transport passenger boardings (millions):

2014/15 – Not yet available

2013/14 – 138

2012/13 – 133

2011/12 – 133

2010/11 – 128

 

Decreased ratio of subsidy to public transport passenger boardings

 

Includes SuperGold Card, central and local government public transport contribution dollars

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

2014/15 – 115

2013/14 – 115

2012/13 – 115

2011/12 – 115

2010/11 – 104

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

2014/15: 7.7 out of 10

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

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

There was no need to activate the Transport Response Team during the year

 

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

Lessons were captured from the Cricket World Cup and the FIFA under 20 Football World Cup events held between February and June 2015. Key lessons reinforced value in flexible risk and relationship management

 

Related Ministry projects or activities in 2014/15

Related Ministry impact

Ministry project or activity

Refer page

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

Better Quality Regulation

13

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

Asia Pacific Economic Co-ordination Forum

International Transport Forum

International Air Services liberalisation

18

17

10

  1. Transport sector has increased information available to it

Freight Information and forecasting

Transport Domain Plan

11

16

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

Government Policy Statement on land transport 2015

8

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

Auckland Transport Strategy

Auckland City Rail Link

9

9

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

Future Funding

6

  1. Ongoing assurance on the performance of government agencies

Funding Reviews across the transport sector

15

  1. Reduced disruptions to access to transport infrastructure and services

Intelligent Transport Systems Technology Action Plan

Climate change work programme

9

 

10

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ROAD

Financial performance

Actual 2013/14
$000

 

Actual 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Main Estimates 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Supplementary Estimates 2014/15
$000

6,167

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

7,678

6,656

8,036

The cost of road activity has increased from 2013/14, due to the mix of work the Ministry was undertaking.

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual 2013/14

Performance measures

Actual 2014/15

Standards/Targets 2014/15

New measure

100% of the Ministry’s deliverables for each of the five work streams specified in the 2013 to 2015 Safer Journeys Action Plan are implemented as agreed with the Minister7

Achieved

Achieved

New measure

The Government Policy Statement on land transport 2015/16 to 2024/25 is in place by 30 June 2015

Achieved

Achieved

New measure

Transport network congestion in the five largest metropolitan areas will decrease over the medium term

On track

On track

Achieved

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

Achieved

Achieved

 

Performance progression of Ministry intermediate outcomes

Ministry outcome

Performance measures

Performance

Improved planning and investment in infrastructure and services

              

Decreased network congestion in the AM peak period in the five largest metropolitan areas

      

Congestion index (min delay/km), March surveys

 

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Auckland

0.76

0.66

0.69

0.62

0.70

Tauranga

0.27

0.33

0.37

0.33

0.39

Wellington

0.57

0.55

0.54

0.51

0.61

Hamilton

0.40

0.52

0.50

0.55

0.56

Note: Christchurch not included due to impact of the Canterbury earthquakes

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

      

Revenue growth relative to kilometers-travelled growth* in percentages

 

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Fuel excise and light RUC growth

99

95

97

105

114

Fuel excise and kilometres travelled growth

99

98

99

101

Data not available

Heavy vehicle RUC revenue growth

105

104

102

110

109

Heavy vehicles tonnes – kilometres growth

103

106

108

109

120

*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

2014 – Not yet available

2013 – 2.93

2012 – 3.19

2011 – 3.16

2010 – 3.70

Reduced number of road- related deaths

Road deaths

2014 – 295

2013 – 254

2012 – 308

2011 – 284

2010 – 375

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 of road travel (2014 data not available)

Carbon dioxide (grams) emitted per kilometre of road travel

2013 – 314

2012 – 313

2010 – 312

2008 – 312

2006 – 305

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

   
 

2010

2011

2012

2013

1014

Deaths in crashes involving young drivers

147

90

87

81

68

Deaths in crashes involving alcohol/drug-impaired drivers

144

87

103

77

70

Deaths in crashes involving high-risk drivers

122

Data not available

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:

   
 

2010

2011

2012

2013

1014

Serious injuries in crashes involving young drivers

882

713

704

641

632

Serious injuries in crashes involving alcohol/drug – impaired drivers

557

471

468

450

422

Serious injuries in crashes involving high-risk drivers

491

Data not available

Data not available

Data not available

Data not available

 

Related Ministry projects or activities in 2014/15

Related Ministry impact

Ministry project or activity

Refer page

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

Land transport rules

Driver licensing review

14

13

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

Safer Journeys: Safer Speeds

Reducing the harm from alcohol

Drink-driving sanctions

Drug-driving enforcement

Improving safety for visiting drivers

11

11

12

12

12

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

Future funding

6

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

SuperGold Card sustainability

Urban cycling

9

8

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AVIATION

Financial performance

Actual 2013/14
$000

 

Actual 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Main Estimates 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Supplementary Estimates 2014/15
$000

3,820

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

3,362

4,142

3,361

 

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual 2013/14

Performance measures

Actual 2014/15

Standards/Targets 2014/15

New measure

Final policy advice to Minister on reforms to the Civil Aviation Act (1990) and the Airport Authorities Act (1966) by 30 June 2015

Achieved 30 June 2015

Achieved

Performance progression of Ministry intermediate outcomes

Ministry outcome

Performance measures

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):

2014 – 10.5

2013 – 10.0

2012 – 9.7

2011 – 9.6

2010 – 9.3

Increased number of international flights that depart from New Zealand

International flights departing New Zealand:

2014 – 31,422

2013 – 30,706

2012 – 30,787

2011 – 31,434

2010 – 30,860

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

New Zealand currently has air services agreements with more than 60 States or territories

 

In 2014/15, we negotiated expanded air services arrangements with India and China. We agreed a doubling of capacity in New Zealand’s air services arrangements with China from 21 services per week, for airlines from each country, to 42 services per week each. This will allow for the next stage of growth in what is now our second biggest market

 

New air services agreements were negotiated with Bahrain, Colombia, Egypt, Greece, Oman, Serbia and Seychelles

 

Related Ministry projects or activities in 2014/15

Related Ministry impact

Ministry project or activity

Refer page

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

Civil Aviation Act 1990 and Airport Authorities Act 1966 Review

Civil Aviation Rules

13



14

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

International Air Services liberalisation

10

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MARITIME

Financial performance

Actual 2013/14
$000

 

Actual 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Main Estimates 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Supplementary Estimates 2014/15
$000

2,421

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

2,099

2,710

2,070

 

Performance progression of Ministry intermediate outcomes

Ministry outcome

Performance measures

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

Port productivity data 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

The Maritime Transport (Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims) Order 2015, which came into effect on 8 June 2015, established new (higher) limits of liability than those specified in Schedules 8 and 9 of the Maritime Transport Act 1994

 

Related Ministry projects or activities in 2014/15

Related Ministry impact

Ministry project or activity

Refer page

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

Maritime rules

14

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RAIL

Financial performance

Actual 2013/14
$000

 

Actual 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Main Estimates 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Supplementary Estimates 2014/15
$000

349

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

265

397

344

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)

2013/14 – 4.5

2012/13 – 4.6

2011/12 – 4.6

2010/11 – 4.2

2009/10 – 3.9

2008/09 – 4.0

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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 2013/14
$000

 

Actual 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Main Estimates 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Supplementary Estimates 2014/15
$000

2,518

Revenue Crown

2,500

2,600

2,500

2,445

Expenses

2,680

2,600

2,500

73

Net (deficit)/surplus

(180)

-

-

Expenses for this output were higher than for 2013/14. This is mainly due to staff turnover resulting in reduced costs in 2013/14.

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual 2013/14

Performance measures

Actual 2014/15

Standards/Targets 2014/15

91%

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

99%

80%

New measure

Turnaround time for draft Ministerials, from when they are received by the Ministry to when they are submitted to the Minister’s office

99% within 10 working days

10 working days

New measure

Percentage of Official Information Act requests to the Ministry replied to within statutory timeframes

86%

100%

100%

Percentage of Ministerial servicing items that meet quality characteristics (refer conditions on use of Appropriation)8

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 2013/14
$000

 

Actual 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Main Estimates 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Supplementary Estimates 2014/15
$000

800

Revenue Crown

900

900

900

915

Expenses

1,071

900

900

(115)

Net surplus/ (deficit)

(171)

-

-

The cost of this output was higher than budgeted due to changes in staffing levels.

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual 2013/14

Performance measures

Actual 2014/15

Standards/Targets 2014/15

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

New measure

The average assessment of the quality of Ministry policy advice is within the range of 7.2-7.5 for papers assessed through an annual external review of policy advice by NZIER9

Achieved – 7.6

Achieved

 

Performance progression of Ministry intermediate outcomes

Ministry outcome

Performance measures

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

2014/15 – 88 percent

2013/14 – 85 percent

2012/13 – 90 percent

2011/12 – 90 percent

2010/11 – 98 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 his overall satisfaction with Ministry policy advice is 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 2014/15

Related Ministry Impact

Ministry project or activity

Refer page

  1. Ongoing assurance on the performance of government transport agencies

Funding reviews across the transport sector

15

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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 2013/14
$000

 

Actual 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Main Estimates 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Supplementary Estimates 2014/15
$000

429

Revenue Crown

475

429

475

-

Other revenue

86

-

90

429

Total revenue

561

429

565

429

Expenses

561

429

565

-

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, and to reflect the costs of refunding ACC levies associated with fuel excise duty refunds.

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual 2013/14

Performance measures

Actual 2014/15

Standards/Targets 2014/15

13 days

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

5.3 days

10 days

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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 2013/14
$000

 

Actual 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Main Estimates 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Supplementary Estimates 2014/15
$000

207

Other revenue

237

230

230

273

Expenses

217

230

230

(66)

Net surplus/(deficit)

20

-

-

Expenses for this output were less than 2013/14. This is mainly due to a vegetation clearance exercise in 2013/14 that was not repeated in 2014/15.

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual 2013/14

Performance measures

Actual 2014/15

Standards/Targets 2014/15

100%

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

100%

100%

$273,000

Operating costs within third-party revenue

$217,000

$230,000

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Output class: Search and rescue activity co-ordination PLA

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 (PLA – Permanent Legislative Authority).

Financial performance

Actual 2013/14
$000

 

Actual 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Main Estimates 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Supplementary Estimates 2014/15
$000

1,087

Revenue Crown

1,201

1,201

1,201

1,087

Expenses

1,201

1,201

1,201

-

Net surplus/(deficit)

-

-

-

The programmed activities were delivered as budgeted.

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual 2013/14

Performance measures

Actual 2014/15

Standards/Targets 2014/15

New measure

Survey results show that the New Zealand Search and Rescue Council is at least 95 percent satisfied with the provision of effective support services and policy advice for the New Zealand search and rescue sector

Achieved

95%

Achieved

New measure

Survey results show that the New Zealand search and rescue sector is at least 95 percent satisfied with the delivery of effective leadership and strategic coordination

Not achieved –

93%

Achieved

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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Departmental capital appropriation: Ministry of Transport — capital expenditure PLA

Financial performance

Actual 2013/14
$000

 

Actual 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Main Estimates 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Supplementary Estimates 2014/15
$000

180

Ministry of Transport – capital expenditure PLA departmental capital expenditure

133

350

510

Capital expenditure was less than budgeted, mainly due to delays in work on the Ministry’s Document Management System.

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual 2013/14

Performance measures

Actual 2014/15

Standards/Targets 2014/15

100%

Expenditure is in accordance with the Ministry’s capital expenditure plan and asset management plan

100%

100%

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Non-departmental output expense: Policy advice and related outputs – civil aviation MCA

The Public Finance Act 1989 was amended in 2013. As a result of the amendments, multi class output appropriations (MCOAs) no longer exist from 1 July 2014. Instead, a new multi category appropriation (MCA) is now available.

The Ministry chose to transition this MCOA to an MCA. The outputs in the MCA are the same as those under the MCOA. Values from 2013/14 for the MCOA have been included for comparison with 2014/15 values for the MCA.

Financial performance

Actual 2013/14
$000

 

Actual 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Main Estimates 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Supplementary Estimates 2014/15
$000

-

Policy advice and related outputs –

civil aviation MCA non-departmental output expenses

2,219

2,219

2,219

2,219

Policy advice and related outputs –

civil aviation MCOA non-departmental output expenses

-

-

-

 

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual 2013/14

Performance measures

Actual 2014/15

Standards/Targets 2014/15

 

Measures for the appropriation

   

New measure

 

The 2014/15 survey results indicate an improvement over the June 2011 survey results in relation to the perceptions and confidence of the travelling public and other stakeholders in the safety and security of air transport. The June 2011 results are:

  • percentage of resident travellers that felt extremely or very safe and secure
  • percentage of overseas travellers that felt extremely or very safe and secure
  • percentage of 27 key stakeholders satisfied with the safety and security performance of the New Zealand civil aviation system

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

75%

 

 

92%

 

 

40%10

Survey results reflect an improvement over 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

72%

 

 

86%

 

 

44%

Measures for the ‘Health and safety in employment activities – civil aviation’ category within the appropriation

   

11 closed with 9 audits remaining open at 30 June

Number of health and safety in employment investigations, audits, and inspections

1711

35-55

96%

Percentage of health and safety in employment investigations, audits, and inspections that follow policy and procedural requirements

90%12

100%

96%

Percentage of health and safety in employment investigation and audit reports issued within agreed timeframes

100%

100%

 

Measures for the ‘International relations and International Civil Aviation Organisation Obligations’ category within the appropriation

   

100%

Percentage of international engagement is undertaken that meets the objectives of the Civil Aviation Authority International Engagement Strategy

100%

95% of objectives met

New measure

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) coordinated validation mission carried out as a result of a significant safety concern raised by ICAO

Nil

Nil

 

Measures for the ‘Ministerial servicing – civil aviation’ category within the appropriation

   

Survey unable to be conducted due to change of Minister

Reports, correspondence and Parliamentary Questions are acceptable to the Minister (as assessed by annual survey)

95% of papers acceptable

95% of papers acceptable

 

Measures for the ‘Policy advice – civil aviation’ category within the appropriation

   

100%

Percentage of policy papers meet the standards set out in the CAA policy development procedures as assessed by an annual independent audit

100%13

95% meet standard

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Non-departmental output expense: Policy advice and related outputs – maritime MCA

The Public Finance Act 1989 was amended in 2013. As a result of the amendments, multi class output appropriations (MCOAs) no longer exist from 1 July 2014. Instead, a new multi category appropriation (MCA) is now available.

The Ministry chose to transition this MCOA to an MCA. The outputs in the MCA are the same as those under the MCOA. Values from 2013/14 for the MCOA have been included for comparison with 2014/15 values for the MCA.

Financial performance

Actual 2013/14
$000

 

Actual 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Main Estimates 2014/15
$000

Unaudited Supplementary Estimates 2014/15
$000

-

Policy advice and related outputs – maritime MCA non-departmental output expenses

7,656

7,708

7,829

7,283

Policy advice and related outputs – maritime MCOA non-departmental output expenses

-

-

-

 

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual 2013/14

Performance measures

Actual 2014/15

Standards/Targets 2014/15

 

Measures for the ‘Health and safety in employment activities – maritime’ category within the appropriation

   

100%

Prosecutions brought under the Health and Safety in Employment Act that are successful

100%

75%

 

Measures for the ‘Maritime incident response’ category within the appropriation

   

Development partially completed

Develop and maintain offshore oil spill response capability

Capability maintained

Capability maintained

Partially completed

Complete review of Maritime New Zealand non-oil capability

Completed (November 2014)

Completed

 

Measures for the ‘Maritime safety and marine protection services’ category within the appropriation

   

100%

Percentage of time lighthouses are available

99.8%

99.8%

100%

Percentage of time a 24-hour Distress and Safety Radio Service is provided

99.9%

100%

 

Measures for the ‘Policy advice – maritime’ category within the appropriation

   

100%

All written policy reports/advice to Ministers meet Maritime New Zealand’s quality criteria (content, form and analysis)

100%

100%

100%

written policy reports/advice to Ministers are completed by the due date

100%

100%

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4Refer to the Estimates documents for conditions on the use of Appropriation.

5Note that the wording of this measure changed in the Supplementary Estimates

6Of the 19 rules on the 2014/15 programme, twelve were completed. A number of the remaining rules from the 2014/15 programme are close to completion.

7The Safer Journeys Action Plan aims to make long-term gains from the five key areas of Speed; Road Users; Roads and Roadsides; Vehicles and Advancing the Safe System approach (including the Safe System Signature Programme).

Key initiatives achieved this year include the lowering of the breath and blood alcohol limits for 20 year olds and over; the mandating of Electronic Stability Control for all new motor vehicles; the development of the national Speed Management Programme and the development and progress of four signature projects.

More information can be found at www.saferjourneys.govt.nz

8Refer to the Estimates documents for conditions on the use of Appropriation

9Note that the wording of this measure changed in the Supplementary Estimates

10The cause of the decrease against the 2011 results is being investigated. Initial results indicate the trebling of stakeholders surveyed (98 respondents in 2014 compared to 27 in 2011) may have contributed to the variation.

11Reprioritisation of resources to focus on two significant prosecutions has resulted in the number of investigations, audits and inspections to be less than the budgeted target for 2014/15.

12Based on a sample of 3 out of seventeen surveillance ‘health and safety’ audits and investigations conducted in the year. This is in accordance with the performance measure procedure stated in the Civil Aviation Authority’s statement of performance expectations.

13The Regulatory Function worked on 13 policy projects in 2014/15. Of those 13, 3 were completed by 30 June 2015. These were: Remotely Piloted Aircrafts (large), State Safety Programme (medium), and Acceptance of overseas certificates (small). Only the most substantial piece, Remotely Piloted Aircrafts was independently reviewed.