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The appropriations reported in this annual report are:

  • Policy advice and related outputs MCA
  • 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
  • Ministry of Transport – capital expenditure PLA
  • Policy advice and related outputs – civil aviation MCA
  • Policy advice and related outputs – maritime MCA

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.

Output class: Policy advice and related outputs multi category appropriation

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support to Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities.

It is intended to achieve a transport system that maximises economic and social benefits for New Zealand, and
minimises harm.

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 2015/16
$000
  Actual 2016/17
$000
Budget 2016/17
$000
Forecast 2016/17
$000
30,477 Revenue Down 31,870 30,761 31,870
275 Other revenue 19 - 20
30,752 Total revenue 31,889 30,761 31,890
30,374 Expenses 31,928 31,136 32,265
378 Net surplus/(deficit) (39) (375) (375)

Output: Policy advice

This category 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.

It is intended to ensure that the government has policy advice available to it on how to maximise the transport sector economic and social benefits, and minimise harm; or for any other policy initiatives it seeks to pursue.

Financial performance

Actual 2015/16
$000
  Actual 2016/17
$000
Budget 2016/17
$000
Forecast 2016/17
$000
26,677 Revenue crown 28,370 27,261 28,370
275 Other revenue 19 - 20
26,952 Total revenue 28,389 27,261 28,930
26,412 Expenses 28,543 27,636 28,765
540 Net surplus/(deficit) (154) (375) (375)

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Multimodal

Financial performance

Actual 2015/16
$000
  Actual 2016/17
$000
Budget 2016/17
$000
Forecast 2016/17
$000
12,369 Cost
This output is produced within the overall class appropriation (GST exclusive)
12,617 11,966 11,706

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual 2015/16 Performance measures Actual 2016/17 Standards/Targets 2016/17
 89%  Milestones contained in the output plan are completed as agreed, or subsequently amended by the agreement between the Minister and the Chief Executive*  83% 86%**
100%  Percentage of policy advice papers that meet the Advice Quality Characteristics (refer conditions on use of Appropriation)  100% 100% 
Achieved (7.41)  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 NZIER  Achived (7.21)  Achieved 
Achieved  The agreed rules programme, including variations, is delivered  Achieved Achieved 
58%  Satisfaction of the Minister of Transport with the policy advice service, as per the satisfaction survey  55%  58%** 
$155  The total cost per hour of producing outputs (excluding outsourced costs)  $158  $175 
On track 6.3% decrease since 2006  There is a reduction in the rate of growth of carbon dioxide emissions from domestic transport per capita in the medium term  Not on track On track 
Not on track  Fewer deaths and serious injuries within the New Zealand transport system over the medium term  Not on track On track 

* Note that the wording of this measure has been clarified, however the measurement is unchanged. Previously it was: 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.

** The estimated actual performance for 2016/17 for these measures were inadvertently entered as revised Budget standards in the Supplementary
Estimates for 2016/17. We have therefore included these in this report as the Standards/ Targets for 2016/17.
The original targets were:

  • Milestones contained in the output plan completed as agreed – 95%
  • Satisfaction of the Minister of Transport with the policy advice service – 75%
  • The Estimates for 2017/18 record the original Budget standard levels from 2016/17.

The agreed rules programme, including variations, is delivered

6 out of 18 rules were signed and the remainder were moved to 2017/18. The rules programme is a two-year rolling programme, so it is not uncommon for rules not to be signed within a single financial year.

Ministerial Satisfaction Survey

In our Ministerial Satisfaction Survey, the Ministry asks the Minister 6 questions with a score out of 10. Our average score over the two surveys carried out in 2016/17 was 5.5, which has been translated to 55%.

Reduction in the rate of growth of carbon dioxide emissions from domestic transport per capita in the medium term

Reduction in the rate of growth of carbon dioxide emissions from domestic transport per capita in the medium term has been relatively stable over the past 10 years. Emissions per capita increased in 2015, following a steady decline from 2006. The Ministry’s current projections are for increasing levels of emissions in out years; we are seeing increasing population, an increasing vehicle fleet, and people are travelling more (increase in vehicle kilometres travelled).

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

There has been a recent increase in the number of fatalities on New Zealand roads. The Government is working
to improve the safety of the roading system through a variety of measures. For example, the third and final Safer Journeys Action Plan was released, which introduces new measures to combat driver error, improve motorcycle safety, and reduce road fatalities. See graph on page 20.

Serious injuries have also increased. Serious injuries data for the 2012 – 2016 years is shown in the table below:

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of seriouse injuries 2103 2022 2075 2164 2500

In 2016, we commissioned independent research to help provide a better understanding of the factors that have
influenced the road toll. We and our road safety partners have a wider research programme underway attempting to dive deeper into understanding these factors.

Performance progression of Ministry intermediate results

Improved management of the transport asset base

The Ministry will know that it has been successful over the next two to four years if:

The Ministry understands the relative priority and timing for government investment options across all of the transport modes (regardless of funding sources) to maximise efficient network performance and meet future needs

  • Performance: the Ministry created a GPS Optimisation Tool to improve information/advice about transport investment choices. It allows the Ministry to better understand the potential trade-offs between different objectives and funding levels and other policy settings. The Ministry also has investigated the 30-year transport infrastructure pipeline to create a comprehensive picture of expected land transport revenue and expenditure over the next 30 years. It allows the Ministry to identify pressures on the land transport funding system and provide potential policy options to address these pressures to the Government.

The Ministry has enhanced its transport modelling capability and is providing more sophisticated advice on the impacts of different intervention options

  • Performance: the Ministry continues to increase its capability in this area with additional recruitment to enhance transport and economic modelling skills. Work has continued across the sector. Within New Zealand we have been working with the NZ Transport Agency and the Regional Councils to work on a sector wide transport modelling initiative (Next Generation Transport Models) – which seeks to use data from the NZ Household Travel Survey to develop a common modelling framework for all New Zealand local authorities. Internationally we have been working with the International Transport Forum (ITF) to develop a simulation model that allows us to examine the impact of shared use vehicles (shared use taxis and taxi buses) in Auckland. We have recently formed a research partnership with the ITF, which will focus on three key research areas including the social impacts of time and space based road pricing, alternate methods to value travel time and a framework to evaluate and monitor the social and economic benefits of transport investment. The main focus of the modelling work done within the Ministry continues to be the development of the system level models for the NZ Transport Outlook, as noted on page 8.

 Higher returns from new transport investments

The Ministry will know that it has achieved its
stated result if, by 2025, there is

Higher average returns from new transport investment decisions taken by Government transport agencies (including local government)

  • the Ministry and the NZ Transport Agency developed an approach to reporting on GPS 2015. The NZ Transport Agency included reporting on aspects of GPS 2015 in its annual report by output class and further information by activity class in the National Land Transport Fund Annual Report. The material reported on GPS 2015 will be expanded further in the NZ Transport Agency’s annual report to be released in October 2017.
The Ministry will know that it has been successful over the next two to four years if:

There is greater transparency and reporting on the trends in the level of benefit cost ratio being achieved from new government investments across the transport system

  • Performance: the NZ Transport Agency publishes the BCR of individual projects when agreed. In addition, the NZ Transport Agency will be including trend information on BCRs for GPS 2015 improvement activity classes in its annual report released in October 2017.

The Ministry has a deeper understanding of the potential for different modal investments to enhance the efficiency of the Auckland transport network

  • Performance: the Auckland Transport Alignment Project, led by the Government and Auckland Council, set out a long term strategic approach for the development of Auckland’s transport system. This included recommendations on how and where to most effectively target investment in the city’s strategic road and public transport networks. The approach is now being used to guide the development of 2018-21 statutory planning and funding documents.

The application of ITS technology across the transport modes is delivering more efficient use of the existing transport infrastructure

  • Performance: the Ministry commenced its review of the ITS Action Plan, which continues to focus on ensuring that the necessary building blocks are in place to enable technologies, such as connected and automated vehicles, to be deployed on New Zealand’s road network. Work we have progressed under the current programme of work includes: completion of a scan of transport legislation for unnecessary barriers to the deployment of ITS technologies; undertaking, with Australia, a world-leading two-year trial programme of current and next-generation satellite-based augmentation systems; liaising with and supporting the sector across a multi-modal programme of technology trials; and supporting the Minister of Transport’s mission to the 2016 ITS World Congress in Melbourne, which included the largest ever New Zealand delegation from the private and public sector to a World Congress and the first New Zealand Inc stand in the Congress Exhibition Hall.

More open and efficient transport markets

The Ministry will know that it has been successful over the next two to four years if:

The Ministry has implemented a prioritised programme to remove regulation that unnecessarily imposes costs or acts as a barrier to market efficiency

  • Performance: the Ministry’s 2016/17 legislative and rules programmes included a focus on removing unnecessary costs, reducing market barriers and future proofing regulation to respond to fast changing technology. Examples in 2016/17 include the Small Passenger Services Review and the Transport Technology Legislation Scan.

The Ministry knows how the transport regulatory system should change in order to support new business models and a rapidly changing technology environment, and has commenced work programmes to give effect to that

  • Performance: the Ministry completed an assessment of its regulatory systems to determine if they were fit for purpose. We are using that assessment to inform the development of our future work programmes (including our future Rules programme).

The Ministry has implemented a prioritised programme to strengthen its understanding of the key factors that may be constraining productivity growth in transport sub sectors – focusing on construction and freight first

  • Performance: the Ministry and the NZ Transport Agency completed reform of the Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Rule, removing constraints on the uptake of modern vehicles and technologies, and creating greater opportunities for productivity gains.

The Ministry understands how well the new Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM) has been implemented and whether any changes are required for its benefits to be fully realised

  • Performance: in late 2016, the Ministry provided the Minister with an update on the implementation of the Public Transport Operating Model. The Ministry is to provide a final report on the implementation of PTOM, how it is operating and a competition assessment in late 2019.

Fewer incidents and other harms

The Ministry will know that it has achieved its stated result if, by 2025, there is

The number of deaths and serious injuries across the transport system is reduced by 20 percent or more

Performance: since 2013 there have been an increasing number of fatalities and serious injuries on our roads. We are continuing to work with the NZ Police, the NZ Transport Agency, the Accident Compensation Corporation and other partners to bring this down. This includes work on Safer Journeys, alcohol interlocks and safer speeds.

There is a continued reduction in the rate of growth of tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emitted emissions from domestic transport per capita over the medium term

  • Performance: emissions per capita increased in 2015, following a steady decline from 2006. In 2016/17 the Ministry worked on a project to better understand the choices New Zealand has to reduce transport emissions over the long-term. This project will form the evidence base for our future policy advice to Ministers. It will also feed into the cross-government work that the Ministry for the Environment is leading on a long-term plan of action to reduce emissions across the economy.
The Ministry will
know that it has been successful over the next two to four years if:

The transport sector and public understand the changes that will be required within the transport system over the next 20 plus years for New Zealand to meet any new greenhouse gas emissions reduction target

  • Performance: in 2016/17 the Ministry worked on a project to better understand the choices New Zealand has to reduce transport emissions over the long-term. This project will form the evidence base for our future policy advice to Ministers. It will also feed into the cross-government work that the Ministry for the Environment is leading on a long-term plan of action to reduce emissions across the economy.

Cost effective technologies that reduce harm in the transport system are increasingly being adopted/mandated

  • Performance: new technologies are continually being applied in the transport system. In 2016/17 the Government progressed the Land Transport Amendment Bill, which mandates the fitting of alcohol interlocks for recidivist drivers. In 2016 we also completed a further review of the Vehicle Standards Map and Inventory – these documents are designed to identify which vehicles technologies and standards should be investigated for mandating or incentivising. Mandatory Electronic Stability Control for vehicles in New Zealand was introduced in 2014 and we can report that an increasing number of vehicles entering New Zealand have been fitted with this technology.

There is an appropriate regime in place to reduce the risks of alcohol and drug related impairment across transport’s commercial and recreational sectors.

  • Performance: in 2016/17, the Government agreed to amend the Maritime Transport Act and the Civil Aviation Act to require commercial maritime and aviation operators to put in place drug and alcohol management plans. The maritime proposals are being advanced through the Maritime Transport Amendment Bill, currently before the House. The civil aviation proposals are being developed through the Civil Aviation Reform Bill, which is yet to be introduced. The Land Transport Amendment Bill provides for alcohol interlocks for drivers convicted of drinkdriving, mandating it for all recidivist or serious first time offenders.

Related Ministry projects or activities in 2016/17

Ministry project or activity Refer page
Auckland Smarter Transport Pricing 7
Government Policy Statement on land transport 2018 7
Land Transport Amendment Bill 8
NZ Transport Outlook 8
Intelligent Transport Systems 9
Regulatory reform programme 11
Funding review programme 12
Transport Domain Plan and Research Strategy 12

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Road

Financial performance

Actual 2015/16
$000
  Actual 2016/17
$000
Unaudited Main Estimates 2016/17
$000
Unaudited Supplementary Estimates 2016/17
$000
8,195

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

8,588 8,847 9,498

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual 2015/16 Performance measures Actual 2016/17 Standards/Targets 2016/17
Achieved At least twice yearly revenue forecasting provided for use in Crown accounts and Budget forecasts Achieved Achieved
Not on track Transport network congestion in the five largest metropolitan areas will decrease over the medium term On track for three areas Not on track*

* The estimated actual performance for 2016/17 for this measure was inadvertently entered as the revised Budget standard in the Supplementary Estimates for 2016/17. We have therefore included this in this report as the Standard/Target for 2016/17.

The original target was:

  • Transport network congestion in the five largest metropolitan areas will decrease over the medium term – on track
  • The Estimates for 2017/18 record the original Budget standard levels from 2016/17.

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

As noted on page 18, data is no longer collected for two of the areas. In future we will report on the three largest metropolitan areas.

Performance progression of Ministry intermediate results

Improved management of the transport asset base

The Ministry will know that it has achieved its stated result if, by 2025, there is

Journey times are more predictable in the major metropolitan areas. Measured through percentage of journeys that are predictable (change in travel times on key State highways serving the major metropolitan areas of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch)

  • Performance: Figure 1 on page 18 shows the AM average travel speed for Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. This is a new measure that has replaced the previous measure of AM peak congestion - minutes delay per kilometre. It is not yet possible to define a trend based on this information.

Increased productivity where there are constraints on main routes within our major metropolitan areas

  • Performance: the NZ Transport Agency’s 2015/16 annual report shows an improving trend for productivity of the State Highway network in major metropolitan areas (page 68). Information on the productivity of the local road network in major metropolitan areas was not available for the report (page 77).

Increased freight vehicle productivity across the network

  • Performance: the NZ Transport Agency’s 2015/16 annual report (page 68) shows an increasing trend for the proportion of State Highways available to High Productivity Motor Vehicles (HPMVs). For local roads, the report provides a proxy measure of ‘percentage of approved organisations signed up to the 50MAX network’. This trend is reported as increasing (page 77).
The Ministry will know that it has been successful over the next two to four years if:

There is greater transparency for the implementation of GPS 2015 and its impact on the performance of the land transport asset base

  • Performance: the Ministry and the NZ Transport Agency developed an approach to reporting on GPS 2015. The NZ Transport Agency included reporting on aspects of GPS 2015 in its annual report by output class and on further information by activity class in the National Land Transport Fund Annual Report (see the above three measures as examples). The material reported on GPS 2015 will be expanded further in the NZ Transport Agency’s annual report to be released in October 2017.

There is a clearer voice from road users on what they want to pay for and what they would accept as charges or a charging system, and additional demand management tools are being considered for the medium term

  • Performance: the Ministry surveyed road users to understand their priorities and preferences with respect to safety, cost, travel time, reliability, environment and maintenance. These results fed into the Ministry’s analysis for GPS 2018. A summary of the survey findings is available in the GPS 2018 Summary of Analysis paper on the Ministry’s website.

Higher returns from new transport investments

The Ministry will know that it has been successful over the next two to four years if:

GPS 2018 provides an enhanced investment strategy for the Government’s investment in land transport

  • Performance: the Ministry surveyed road users to understand their priorities and preferences with respect to safety, cost, travel time, reliability, environment and maintenance. These results fed into the Ministry’s analysis for GPS 2018. A summary of the survey findings are available in the GPS 2018 Summary of Analysis paper on the Ministry’s website.

More open and efficient transport markets

The Ministry will know that it has achieved its stated result if, by 2025, there is:

A 10 percent increase in the productivity of businesses that provide transport services

  • Performance: productivity across freight vehicles with 6 – 9 axle combinations increased by 4.5 percent between 2013/14 (the base year) and 2015/16. Information for 2016/17 is not yet available.

Fewer incident and other harms

The Ministry will know that it has been
successful over the next two to four years if:

The safety of the roading system has increased through the implementation of the safe system approach – improved roads and roadsides; the availability of safer vehicles; and a reduced number deaths and serious injury crashes from speed, and impaired drivers

  • Performance: the number of deaths per 100 million kms travelled decreased from 0.93 to 0.72 between 2010 and 2016, however the total number of deaths and serious injuries rose in 2016. Key Ministry actions to improve the safety or the roading system included:
    • actioning the third Safer Journeys Action Plan 2016-2020 (the Action Plan maintains the focus on the Safe System approach)
    • advising Government on mandating the fitting of alcohol interlocks for serious offences and developing legislative change to implement the Government’s decisions through the Land Transport Amendment Bill.

The Ministry has a broader understanding of the transport and wider benefits that could arise through additional investment in the active modes

  • Performance: we have developed this thorough information from the current investment in the Urban Cycleways Programme as it rolls out, and specific recent work on active modes. We are involved in NZ Transport Agency-led research, developing an options paper on cycling rules changes, and have been involved in the Government response to a petition to allow children to cycle on the footpath.

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Related Ministry projects or activities in 2016/17

Ministry project or activity Refer page

Government Policy Statement on land transport 2018

7

Land Transport Amendment Bill

8

Electric vehicles

9

Safer Journeys Action Plan 2016-2020

9

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Aviation

Financial performance

Actual 2015/16
$000
  Actual 2016/17
$000
Budget 2016/17
$000
Forecast 2016/17
$000
3,285

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

3,091 3,737 3,420

Performance progression of Ministry intermediate results

Higher returns from new transport investments

The Ministry will know that it has been successful over the next two to four years if:

Regulatory changes to support implementation of the new National Airspace and Navigation Plan by the Civil Aviation Authority are bedded in and understood by the aviation sector

  • Perfomance: the Civil Aviation Authority continues to work on rules regarding navigation and surveillance. Draft rules will be published for comment by December 2017.

More open and efficient transport markets

The Ministry will know that it has achieved its stated result if, by 2025, there is

A 30% increase in the movement of people and freight by international inbound and outbound flights

  • Performance: The number of international arrivals and departures has increased by nearly a quarter in the last 5 years. In 2016 there was a 9 percent increase. In the year ended June 2017 the volume of freight imported and exported by air increased 1 percent by weight. The trends for freight have been quite variable.
The Ministry will know that it has been successful over the next two to four years if:

The Ministry has successfully concluded international air services agreements with countries that provide key market opportunities

  • Performance: the Ministry negotiated 9 new or amended air services arrangements. We negotiated increased capacity under our arrangements in China and provided opportunities for services to the Americas consistent with our goals.

Related Ministry projects or activities in 2016/17

Ministry project or activity Refer page
Air services liberalisation 10
Civil Aviation Reform Bill 10

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Maritime

Financial performance

Actual 2015/16
$000
  Actual 2016/17
$000
Budget 2016/7
$000
Forecast 2016/17
$000
2,074 Cost
This output is produced within the overall class appropriation (GST exclusive)
1,923 2,475 1,838

Performance measures

Actual 2015/16 Performance measures Actual 2016/17 Standards/Targets 2016/17
On track to be achieved in the medium term New Zealand trends in port productivity will increase over the medium term On track to be achieved in the medium term On track

Related Ministry projects or activities in 2016/17

Ministry project or activity Refer page
November 2016 earthquake recovery 8
Financial assurance for offshore installations 10
Maritime Transport Amendment Bill 10

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Rail

Financial performance

Actual 2015/16
$000
  Actual 2016/17
$000
Budget 2016/17
$000
Forecast 2016/17
$000
489 Cost
This output is produced within the overall class appropriation (GST exclusive)
2,324 611 2,303

Performance progression of Ministry intermediate results

Higher returns from new transport investments

The Ministry will know that it has been successful over the next two to four years if:

There are appropriate arrangements in place to support the government’s investment in rail freight in the context of a multi-modal transport sector

  • Performance: work on greater road–rail integration will provide decision makers with a greater understanding of an integrated approach to planning, where rail is able to complement, as well as compete with other modes. The ongoing investment will enable improved infrastructure and rail reliability, resulting in increased competitiveness between road and rail modes.

Related Ministry projects or activities in 2016/17

Ministry project or activity Refer page
Auckland City Rail Link 8
Review of passenger rail 10

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Output: Ministerial servicing

This category is for services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decisionmaking) responsibilities.

It is intended to achieve the effective delivery of support to executive government and parliamentary processes.

Financial performance

Actual 2015/16
$000
  Actual 2016/17
$000
Budget 2016/17
$000
Forecast 2016/17
$000
2,700 Revenue Crown 2,600 2,600 2,600
2,830 Expenses 2,594 2,600 2,600
(130) Net (deficit) 6 - -

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual 2015/16 Performance measures Actual 2016/17 Standards/Targets 2016/17
91% Percentage of draft replies to ministerial correspondence completed within 10 working days 78% 82%*
95% Percentage of Official Information Act requests to the Ministry replied to within statutory timeframes 87% 82%*
100% Percentage of Ministerial Servicing items that meet quality characteristics (refer conditions on use of Appropriation) 100% 100%*

* The estimated actual performance for 2016/17 for these measures were inadvertently entered as revised Budget standards in the Supplementary Estimates for 2016/17. We have therefore included these in this report as the Standards/ Targets for 2016/17.

The original targets were:

  • Percentage of draft replies to ministerial correspondence completed within 10 working days – 80%
  • Percentage of Official Information Act requests to the Ministry replied to within statutory timeframes – 100%
  • Percentage of Ministerial Servicing items that meet quality characteristics – 90%

The Estimates for 2017/18 record the original Budget standard levels from 2016/17.

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Output: Governance and performance advice on Crown agencies

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

It is intended to achieve high performing transport Crown agencies, the activities of which are transparent and well aligned to Government policy priorities:

Financial performance

Actual 2015/16
$000
  Actual 2016/17
$000
Budget 2016/17
$000
Forecast 2016/17
$000
1,100 Revenue Crown 900 900 900
1,132 Expenses 791 900 900
(32) Net (deficit) 109 - -

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual 2015/16 Performance measures Actual 2016/17 Standards/Targets 2016/17
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
Achieved 7.41 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 NZIER Achieved 7.7 Achieved

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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). The appropriation is intended to achieve accurate and timely refunds of fuel excise duty to eligible applicants.

Financial performance

Actual 2015/16
$000
  Actual 2016/17
$000
Budget 2016/17
$000
Forecast 2016/17
$000
545 Revenue Crown 1,103 803 1,103
115 Other revenue 111 115 120
660 Total revenue 1,214 918 1,223
660 Expenses 1,145 918 1,223
- Net surplus 69 - -

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual 2015/16 Performance measures Actual 2016/17 Standards/Targets
2016/17

New measure

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

Data not available* Within 20 working days

*The original performance measure for 2016/17 was the time taken to audit, process and pay FED refunds. In 2016/17 this was 8.5 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.

It is intended to achieve the safe and efficient operation of the Milford Sound/Piopiotahi Aerodrome.

Financial performance

Actual 2015/16
$000
  Actual 2016/17
$000
Budget 2016/17
$000
Forecast 2016/17
$000
270 Other revenue 329 230 270
274 Expenses 267 230 270
(4) Net surplus/(deficit) 62 - -

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual 2015/16 Performance measures Actual 2016/17 Standards/Targets 2016/17
100% The aerodrome operation will conform with appropriate Civil Aviation Authority safety requirements 100% 100%
Not achieved, operating costs exceeded revenue by 2 percent. However, this was within appropriation Operating costs within third-party revenue Achieved Achieved

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Output class: Search and rescue activity coordination 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).

It is intended to achieve the delivery of effective, well coordinated Search and Rescue capability

Financial performance

Actual 2015/16
$000
  Actual 2016/17
$000
Budget 2016/17
$000
Forecast 2016/17
$000
1,201 Revenue Crown 1,201 1,201 1,201
1,201 Expenses 1,196 1,201 1,201
- Net surplus/(deficit) 5 - -

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual 2015/16 Performance measures Actual 2016/17 Standards/Targets 2016/17

Achieved 95%

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

100% 95% or higher

Achieved 95%

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

100% 95% or higher

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Departmental capital appropriation: Ministry of Transport – capital expenditure PLA

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry of Transport, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.

It is intended to achieve the renewal of assets in support of the delivery of the Ministry of Transport’s services.

Financial performance

Actual 2015/16
$000
  Actual 2016/17
$000
Budget 2016/17
$000
Forecast 2016/17
$000
139 Ministry of Transport – capital expenditure PLA departmental capital expenditure 442 755 755

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual 2015/16
$000
  Actual 2016/17
$000
Standards/Targets 2016/17
100% Expenditure is in accordance with the Ministry's capital expenditure plan and asst management plan 100% 100%

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

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to regulate civil aviation and enhance aviation safety in New Zealand.

It is intended to achieve a safe and secure airspace environment through the implementation and monitoring of rules and regulations and the management of risk for all aviation activities.

The Ministry reports this appropriation in its annual report because it is a multi category appropriation and as such, the Ministry is the administrator of the appropriation. All of the expenses are non-departmental.

Financial performance

Actual 2015/16
$000
  Actual 2016/17
$000
Budget 2016/17
$000
Forecast 2016/17
$000
2,687

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

3,389 3,389 3,389

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual 2015/16 Performance measures Actual 2016/17 Standards/Targets 2016/17
  Overall    
N/a – survey is conducted every two years.    The 2016/17 survey results indicate an improvement over the 2014 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 2014 results are: No impact to the perception and confidence. No impact to the perception and confidence.
  • percentage of resident travellers that felt extremely or very safe and secure (2014 result – 75%)
76% 75% or greater
  • percentage of overseas travellers that felt extremely or very safe and secure (2014 result – 92%)
90% 92% or greater 
  • percentage of key stakeholders satisfied with the safety and security performance of the New Zealand civil aviation system (2014 result 40%)
Not available 40% or greater 
  Health and safety at Work Activities – Civil Aviation
This category is intended to achieve compliance with the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 in the aviation sector, for those who work on board aircraft while the aircraft is operating
   
 25 Number of health and safety in employment investigations, audits, and inspections 9 16 
100% Percentage of Health and Safety at Work follow up actions to be completed within 10 weeks of the exit meeting date. 100% 100% 
100%

Percentage of audit and inspection reports completed and dispatched within 30 days of the exit meeting date.

100% 100%
 New measure

Percentage of occurrence investigated or reviewed where:

   
 
  • notifiable injury or illness is as per section 23 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
100% 100%
 
  • notifiable incident is as per section 24 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
100% 75%
 
  • minor equals an isolated occurrence or deficiency not indicative of a significant system problem, including minor Hazardous substances and New Organisms incidents
100% 30%
 

International relations and International Civil Aviation Organisation Obligations

This category is intended to achieve administration of New Zealand’s international civil aviation obligations and interests within the delegations of the Minister of Transport

The Civil Aviation Authority administers New Zealand’s international civil aviation obligations and interests as delegated by the Minister

   
100% International engagement is undertaken that meets the objectives of the Civil Aviation Authority 100%  
Nil International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) coordinated validation mission carried out as a result of a significant safety concern Nil  
  Ministerial servicing – civil aviation
This category is intended to achieve the effective delivery of support to executive government and parliamentary processes
   
New measures

Reports, correspondence and Parliamentary questions acceptable to the Minister (as assessed by biannual survey) based on a scale of “exceeded expectations”, “met expectations” or “requires improvement”.

Met expecatations Met expecatations
New measures

Percentage of reports and responses that are delivered in accordance with prescribed standards and timeframes established by the Ministry of Transport in their correspondence tracking system.

95% 100%*
 

Policy advice – civil aviation
This category is intended to achieve a high level of safety and security standards within the New Zealand civil aviation system

   
100%

Percentage of policy papers that meet the standards set out in the CAA policy development procedures, i.e. quality and timeliness of deliverables (assessed by annual independent audit).

100% 95% 

* The estimated actual performance for 2016/17 for these measures were inadvertently entered as revised Budget standards in the Supplementary Estimates for 2016/17. We have therefore included these in this report as the Standards/ Targets for 2016/17.

The original targets were:

  • Number of health and safety in employment investigations, audits, and inspections – 20-35
  • Percentage of reports and responses that are delivered in accordance with prescribed standards and timeframes established by the Ministry of Transport in their correspondence tracking system – 95%

The Estimates for 2017/18 record the original Budget standard levels from 2016/17.

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

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to regulate and enhance safety in New Zealand’s maritime environment.

It is intended to achieve robust regulatory advice, risk-focused compliance practices and well-prepared marine pollution response capability.

The Ministry reports this appropriation in its annual report because it is a multi category appropriation and as such, the Ministry is the administrator of the appropriation. All of the expenses are non-departmental.

Financial performance

Actual 2015/16
$000
  Actual 2016/17
$000
Budget 2016/17
$000
Forecast 2016/17
$000
 
7,855 Policy advice and related outputs – maritime MCA non- departmental output expenses 9,144 9,295  9,223 

Performance measures from the Information Supporting the Estimates

Actual 2015/16 Performance measures Actual 2016/17 Standards/Targets 2016/17
  Health and Safety at Work Activities
This category is intended to achieve the provision of regulatory services that are established under Health and Safety in Employment Act as the responsibility of Maritime New Zealand
   
87.5% Prosecutions brought under the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Maritime Transport Act that are successful 100% 100%*
New measure

Delivery of a proactive targeted inspection campaign

Achieved

Achieved

New measure

All the HSW assessments that are required are conducted

100% 100% 
  Maritime Incident Response
This category is intended to achieve an increase in the efficiency and effectiveness of Maritime New Zealand’s maritime incident response capability
   
New measure

Continuing implementation, and integrated strategy and plans are reviewed and updated as required

Achieved Achieved
  Maritime Safety and Marine Protection Services
This category is intended to achieve the provision of reliable maritime navigation aids
   
100% Percentage of time lighthouses are available 99.97% 99.92%* 
99.8% Percentage of time a 24-hour Distress and Safety Radio Service is provided 99.98% 100% 
  Policy Advice – Maritime

This category is intended to achieve the development of fit for purpose policy in relation to maritime safety, security and environmental protection; and the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio accountabilities

   
100%

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

100% 100%
100%

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

100% 100%

* The estimated actual performance for 2016/17 for these measures were inadvertently entered as revised Budget standards in the Supplementary Estimates for 2016/17. We have therefore included these in this report as the Standards/Targets for 2016/17.

The original targets were:

  • Prosecutions brought under the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Maritime Transport Act that are successful – 100%
  • Percentage of time lighthouses are available – 99.8%

The Estimates for 2017/18 record the original Budget standard levels from 2016/17.

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