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as set out in Appendix B, Statement of Intent 2012/13

Better quality regulation

Outcome measures

Changes to the 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 16 regulatory impact assessments in 2012 identified monetarised benefits of $19.65 million per annum for 10 years.

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

 

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

Meets  15  9  6  10
Partially meets  8  1 11  3
Did not meet      1  
Percentage meets or partially meets  100% 100% 94%  100% 

Impact measures – A more efficient transport regulatory system that does not impose unnecessary costs on users

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

100% of the 2012/13 programme of periodic reviews was completed during the year.

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

Average age of rules projects

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

3.3 years 3.9 years 4.5 years 4.9 years 3.5 years

 

Open and efficient transport markets

Outcome measures

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

 International passenger movements to and from New Zealand (millions)

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

 9.0  8.9  9.3  9.6  9.7

Increased number of international flights that depart from New Zealand.

  International flights departing New Zealand

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

30,379  30,322  30,860   31,434  30,787

Increased public transport passenger boardings.

 Increased public transport passenger boardings (millions)

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

123  126  128  133  133 

Impact measures – Reduced or removed barriers to entry to domestic and international transport markets

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 50 countries.

In 2012/13, New Zealand negotiated new or enhanced air services arrangements with 10 countries: China, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Iceland, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Negotiations with French Polynesia have been substantially completed, and negotiations with Qatar are scheduled for 2013. Cabinet mandates have been obtained for negotiations with six further countries (the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Colombia, Peru, and Argentina) and further negotiations will be pursued where opportunities arise.

Decreased ratio of subsidy to public transport passenger boardings*.

 Subsidy per passenger boarding (change relative to 07/08)

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

107 106 104 115 115

 

Impact measures – Transport sector has increased information available to it

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:

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

 

Improved planning and investment in infrastructure and services

Outcome measure

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

 

1  Comparable data not available due to impact of Canterbury earthquakes.

Congestion index (min delay/km), November surveys

  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Auckland A.M. peak 0.60  0.70  0.65 0.51  0.40 
Tauranga A.M. peak 0.35  0.36  0.27 0.35  0.34 
Wellingotn A.M. peak 0.40  0.46  0.43 0.44  0.46 
Christchurch A.M. peak 0.57  0.59  0.66  1    1  
Hamilton A.M. peak     0.37  0.38 0.49  0.52 

Increased level of freight moved by KiwiRail.

 Freight moved by KiwiRail (tonne-kms in billions)

 2007/08  2008/09  2009/10  2010/11  2011/12
 4.6  4.0  3.9  4.2  4.6

 

Impact measures – Ministry provides good investment advice (in the national interest)

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.

The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research assessed two significant papers that related to major investment projects (relating to Clifford Bay ferry proposal and KiwiRail) in 2012/13 and assessed both papers as 9 out of 10.

Impact measures – Enough money is raised efficiently and fairly to fund investment priorities

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2  2007/08 is base year, calculations adjusted to 2011/12 dollars and percentages rounded.

Revenue growth relative to kilometres travelled growth2  

  2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
Fuel excise and light RUC revenue growth 100 93 101 101 98
Fuel excise and light RUC vehicles kilometres travelled growth 100 99 100 99 100
Heavy vehicle RUC revenue growth 100 95 99 108 106
Heavy vehicles kilometres travelled growth 100 96 95 101 102

 

All questions or issues raised by the 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.

All of the questions or issues raised by the cross-agency forecasting group in 2012/13 were resolved prior to the next forecasting round.

 

Fewer transport incidents and other harms

Outcome measure

Reduced social cost resulting from transport-related deaths and serious injuries.

Social cost of road crashes excluding non-injury crash costs ($billions) in June 2012 prices

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
4.04 3.75 3.7 3.16 3.19

Reduced number of road-related deaths.

Road deaths

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
366 385 375 284 308

There were 308 road deaths in 2012, the second lowest toll in 60 years. Changes are best viewed over a number of years to mitigate the impact on one-off influences.

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

Carbon dioxide (gram) emitted per kilometre of road travel

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
305 303 307 314 313

Impact measures – Ministry road safety initiatives support reduction in number of deaths and serious injuries

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

  2009 2010 2011 2012
  • deaths in crashes involving young drivers
135 147 90 87
  • deaths in crashes involving alcohol/drug impaired drivers
142 144 87 103
  • deaths in crashes involving high-risk drivers.
129 122

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
  • serious injuries in crashes involving young drivers
979 885 713 704
  • serious injuring in crashes involving alcohol/drug impaired drivers
585 557 470 468
  • serious injuries in crashes involving high-risk drivers.
520 491

data not

available

data not

available

 

Improved government transport agencies’ performance

Outcome measure

95 percent, or more, of government’s and statements of intent’s performance expectations, are met.

For the Ministry of Transport, 90 percent of its work programme was completed in 2012/13, 90 percent of its work programme was completed in 2011/12 and 98 percent was completed in 2010/11. Data for preceding years has not been gathered in this manner across the transport Crown entities and is not yet available for 2012/13.

Impact measures - Ongoing assurance on the performance of government transport agencies

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

One ministerial satisfaction survey was completed in 2013. The Ministry was assessed as 6 out of 10.

 

Improved preparedness for, and management of, shocks and major events

Outcome measure

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

No Transport Response Team activations were required in 2012/13.

Impact measures – Reduced disruptions to access to transport infrastructure and services

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.

Six key lessons were identified from the Christchurch earthquakes and MV Rena grounding. 100% of these lessons have been applied (including a revision of the Transport National Emergency Response Plan) to mitigate impacts of future events.

 

Impact measures – Reduced future risks for New Zealand from grounding of ships

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

New Zealand’s level of exposure is the costs that exceed the shipowner’s liability. A shipowner’s liability for maritime claims in New Zealand is, for visiting cargo ships in the typical size range, in the range of NZ$11 million to $15 million (actual amount determined under a formula specified by the Convention on Liability for Maritime Claims 1976). This level of shipowner’s liability has remained unchanged for more than a decade. Legislation is in the House to increase the limit to between $39 million and $56 million by 2015.

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

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