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Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2003-2004

Environment and Heritage Portfolio
Explanation of Additional Estimates 2003-2004
Commonwealth of Australia 2004
ISSN 1448-9058

Part C - Agency Additional Estimates Statements (continued)
Sydney Harbour Federation Trust (continued)

Section 2 - Revisions to Outcome and Outputs

The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust has made no changes to the output structure since the last Budget.

Outcome 1

The environment, especially those aspects that are matters of national environmental significance, is protected and conserved


Trust Lands on Sydney Harbour are conserved and enhanced for the benefit of present and future generations of Australians

Output Cost Attribution

The costs of administrative and operating overheads have been attributed to outputs in proportion to the relative costs of each output.

Explanation of Variations

Comcover Supplementation

The departmental outputs appropriation has been increased by $0.005m representing supplementation for 2003-2004 Comcover premium rates.

Budget Estimates and Framework Review Supplementation

The departmental outputs appropriation has been increased by $0.022m for additional resources to implement the Budget Estimates and Framework Review recommendations.

Revised Performance Information and Level of Achievement for 2003-2004

The performance information that the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust will use to assess the level of its achievement against the additional funding is shown below.

Table 2.1 - Performance Information for Outputs Affected by Additional Estimates

Output Group 1.1 - Trust Plans

1.1.1 Trust Plans


Plans conform with ‘best practice', have broad community support and reflect input from the consultative process.

Management plans will be consistent with the Harbour Trust's Comprehensive Plan approved by the Minister.



Management plans covering five precincts are prepared and drafts are exhibited.

Background studies or policies for significant heritage and transport matters affecting Harbour Trust lands are prepared.

The Community Advisory Committee and the broader community provide input into the planning process.


Price Budget

Price Revised




Output Group 1.2 - Public Information

1.2.1 Public Information


Sound communications methods are used to promote Harbour Trust lands, activities and values.

Community awareness of the Harbour Trust and its activities increases.

The media maintains an interest in the Harbour Trust.



The public are informed of the lands and their significance through partnership programmes, education materials and interpretive programmes with neighbours.

The public are informed of how and when access to the lands is available; tours, events or open days occur on all lands progressively over the year.

The Harbour Trust receives positive media coverage for all significant public events and plan documents.


Public education programmes are established.


Price Budget

Price Revised




Output Group 1.3 - Site Conservation

1.3.1 Site Conservation


Rehabilitation of land, building, infrastructure and equipment is consistent with conservation, environmental, heritage and cultural values and relevant standards.

Harbour Trust lands and facilities meet workplace and public safety standards.

Further deterioration of Harbour Trust assets is minimised.



Undertake maintenance works at two sites.

Increase accessibility of all the lands.

Prepare and implement repair, maintenance and public safety works programmes.

Remove and/or dispose of properties in line with the Harbour Trust's Comprehensive Plan.

Harbour Trust facilities are increasingly available for public access and business and community use.


Price Budget

Price Revised