How our output classes contribute to our outcomes
Most of the work set out earlier in this Statement of Intent is either policy advice, governance and performance advice, or ministerial servicing work undertaken under our Multi-Category Expense Appropriation: Policy Advice and Related Outputs. The Ministry has three other output classes which contribute to its intermediate outcomes. The 2014/15 Budget documents provide additional information on the Ministry’s output classes and their performance measures.
Fuel Excise Duty refund administration
This output class meets the costs associated with providing an administrative and accounting service for refunding fuel excise duty. The Ministry contracts the NZ Transport Agency to undertake this function on its behalf. This output class contributes to the ‘Improved planning and investment in infrastructure and services’ intermediate outcome, as it is part of the revenue collection system.
Search and Rescue activity coordination PLA
The Ministry houses the secretariat function of the NewZealand Search and Rescue Council, which administers the search and rescue sector in NewZealand. The Secretariat reports to the NewZealand Search and Rescue Council, which is not part of the Ministry. This output class contributes to the intermediate outcomes ‘Improved preparedness’ and ‘Fewer transport incidents and other harms’.
Milford Sound / Piopiotahi aerodrome operation and administration
One of the Ministry’s operational functions is the operation of the Milford Sound/ Piopiotahi Aerodrome in the Fiordland National Park. The aerodrome is predominantly used by tourism flight operators and the Ministry’s role is to ensure the aerodrome’s operational facilities comply with Civil Aviation Authority requirements and that they are maintained. This output class contributes to the ‘Improved planning and investment in infrastructure and services’ intermediate outcome.