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Portfolio Budget Statements 2003-2004

Environment and Heritage Portfolio
Budget Initiatives and Explanations of Appropriations 2003-2004
Budget Related Paper No. 1.7
Commonwealth of Australia 2003
ISSN 1448 - 1219 (Online), 1448 - 1200 (Print)

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

Section 2 - Outcomes and Outputs Information

OVERVIEW

The following section provides details of the budget implications for the Harbour Trust. Specifically it provides in the following order:

Sub-outcome and Output Groups
     
Total
Departmental
     
Price of
Outputs
     
Outputs
Appropriation
     
$'000
$'000
         
  SYDNEY HARBOUR FEDERATION TRUST
8,500
6,000
         
   Sub-outcome - Trust lands on Sydney Harbour are    
  conserved and enhanced for the benefit of present and    
  future generations of Australians    
         
  1.1 Trust Plans
1,855
1,847
  1.2 Public Information
1,910
1,845
  1.3 Site Conservation
4,735
2,308
  TOTAL SUB-OUTCOME
8,500
6,000

This structure shows the relationship between the Government sub-outcome and contributing outputs for the Harbour Trust, presented here as output groups. Financial details for this Sub-outcome by outputs and output groups appear in Table 2.1 while non-financial information for the Sub-outcome appears in Table 2.2.

OUTPUT COST ATTRIBUTION

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

Relationship between Sub-outcome and Contributing Outputs

The following chart provides a diagrammatic representation of the output groups and individual outputs feeding into those groups, contributing to Outcome 1 (Environment).

 
Outcome 1: The environment, especially those aspects that are matters of national environmental significance, is protected and conserved
Sub-outcome: Trust lands on Sydney Harbour are conserved and enhanced for the benefit of present and future generations of Australians
1.1 Trust Plans   1.1.1 Management plans consistent with the Harbour Trust's Comprehensive Plan are prepared for Harbour Trust lands following community consultation
1.2 Public Information   1.2.1 The public is informed of the environmental and heritage significance of the Harbour Trust lands and has access to them
1.3 Site Conservation   1.3.1 Harbour Trust lands are progressively rehabilitated, conserved and made publicly accessible
Note: Revenue from Government through appropriations contributes to 70.6% of the total output price for this outcome for 2003-04.

CHANGES TO OUTCOMES AND OUTPUTS

There has been no change to the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust's Outcome and Output Structure. The descriptions of sub-outputs 1.1.1 to 1.3.1 have changed to reflect the transition from the planning phase to the implementation phase.

Outcome 1: The environment, especially those aspects that are matters of national environmental significance, is protected and conserved
Sub-outcome: Trust lands on Sydney Harbour are conserved and enhanced for the benefit of present and future generations of Australians

The Harbour Trust is managing, rehabilitating, conserving and making publicly accessible seven Commonwealth lands on Sydney Harbour. The Harbour Trust lands are the former School of Artillery on North Head, former Defence lands at Middle Head-Georges Heights-Chowder Bay, Woolwich Dock and Parklands, and Cockatoo Island. The Macquarie lightstation at Vaucluse and Snapper Island will be transferred to the Harbour Trust in 2002-03. The former Marine Biological Station at Camp Cove will also be transferred to the Harbour Trust.

The Harbour Trust will:

Before plans take effect for an area, the Harbour Trust will repair, maintain and make accessible land and buildings and carry out work to protect the health and safety of people.

The Harbour Trust operates from premises at Chowder Bay, Mosman, NSW.

MEASURES AFFECTING THE SUB-OUTCOME

Budget Measure:
Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

Purpose

The measure represents the expected capital works programme for, and expected operating costs of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust over the period 2003-04 to 2006-07. The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust receives commercial rent from trust properties. Revenue from the proposed sale of Trust property is included in the Contingency Reserve.

The implementation of the Trust's business masterplan for the remediation and rehabilitation of the Trust's properties will be funded from a Commonwealth contribution of $115.5 million over eight years commencing in 2003-04, and internal funding sources including asset sales of ex-Defence housing and rentals. The business masterplan will facilitate the protection and conservation of the environmental and heritage values of Trust sites and will enhance public access to the Trust's unique sites.

TOTAL RESOURCES FOR THE SUB-OUTCOME

The following Table 2.1 provides details of the financial resources for the Harbour Trust. It shows the expenditure for each output group, revenue from Government, revenue from other sources and the total price of outputs. The average staffing level for this Sub-outcome also appears at the end of the table.

TABLE 2.1 - TOTAL RESOURCES FOR THE SUB-OUTCOME
 
Estimated
 
 
Actuals
Budget
 
2002-03
2003-04
 
$'000
$'000
     
ADMINISTERED APPROPRIATIONS
0
0
     
ADMINISTERED SPECIAL ACCOUNTS
0
0
     
DEPARTMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS    
     
Output 1.1.1 - Trust Plans
2,476
1,847
Output 1.2.1 - Public Information
1,417
1,845
Output 1.3.1 - Site Conservation
6,607
2,308
TOTAL REVENUE FROM GOVERNMENT (Appropriations)
10,500
6,000
  Contributing to Price of Departmental Output
88.2%
70.6%
     
REVENUE FROM OTHER SOURCES    
     
Output 1.1.1 - Trust Plans
9
8
Output 1.2.1 - Public Information
83
65
Output 1.3.1 - Site Conservation
1,308
2,427
TOTAL REVENUE FROM OTHER SOURCES
1,400
2,500
TOTAL PRICE OF DEPARTMENTAL OUTPUTS
11,900
8,500
DEPARTMENTAL SPECIAL ACCOUNTS
0
0
TOTAL ESTIMATED RESOURCING
11,900
8,500
     
 
2002-2003
2003-2004
  AVERAGE STAFFING LEVEL (NUMBER)
28.0
30.0

CONTRIBUTION OF OUTPUTS

The Harbour Trust Sub-outcome will be delivered through three outputs:

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION FOR THE SUB-OUTCOME

The following Table 2.2 lists the performance information that the Harbour Trust will use to assess the level of its achievement of the Sub-outcome during 2003-04. It is comprised of two parts:

  1. overall achievement - performance information for the outcome overall;
  2. performance information for Departmental Outputs - quantitative, qualitative and price for each output.
Table 2.2 - Performance Information for the Sub-Outcome
(A) Effectiveness - Overall Achievement of the Sub-Outcome 
Trust lands on Sydney Harbour are conserved and enhanced for the benefit of present and future generations of Australians Heritage items are identified and essential preservation and maintenance occurs.

Environmental and safety hazards are identified and management plans prepared.

The lands are accessible to the public and community and business use occurs.
(B) Performance Information for Departmental Outputs 
OUTPUT GROUP 1.1 TRUST PLANS
1.1.1 Trust Plans Quality 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.
  Quantity 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 $1.855m
OUTPUT GROUP 1.2 PUBLIC INFORMATION 
1.2.1 Public Information Quality 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.
  Quantity 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 $1.910m
OUTPUT GROUP 1.3 SITE CONSERVATION 
1.3.1 Site Conservation Quality 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.
  Quantity 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 $4.735m

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Achievement of planned performance will be reported in the Harbour Trust's 2003-04 Annual Report.

EVALUATIONS

There are no evaluations planned for 2003-04.