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   Australia, Regional
 Development and Local
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Agency resources and planned
        performance




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   DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL AUSTRALIA, REGIONAL
      DEVELOPMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Section 1: Agency overview and resources ............................................................. 15
1.1     Strategic direction statement .......................................................................... 15
1.2     Agency resource statement ............................................................................ 18
1.3     Budget measures ............................................................................................ 20
Section 2: Outcomes and planned performance ..................................................... 23
2.1     Outcomes and performance information ........................................................ 23
Section 3: Explanatory tables and budgeted financial statements ....................... 39
3.1     Explanatory tables .......................................................................................... 39
3.2     Budgeted financial statements........................................................................ 42




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  DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL AUSTRALIA, REGIONAL
     DEVELOPMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Section 1: Agency overview and resources

1.1    STRATEGIC DIRECTION STATEMENT
The Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government
(DRARDLG) works across the Government and in partnership with States, Territories,
regional groups, Regional Development Australia Committees and Local Government
to maximise economic growth, flexibility and diversity. The department is ensuring
that the needs of different regions are understood and considered by Government in
its policy development and service delivery functions.
The department achieves this through two outcomes:
    coordinated community infrastructure and services in rural, regional and Local
     Government areas through financial assistance; and
    good governance in the Australian Territories through the maintenance and
     improvement of the overarching legislative framework for self-governing
     Territories, and laws and services for non self-governing Territories.
The key roles of the department include:
    Partnering with a network of Regional Development Australia (RDA)
     Committees and Local Governments to ensure that policy making and advice is
     informed by local input and priorities, and interventions are tailored to meet the
     diverse needs of our regions.
    Developing specific regional policies in areas such as economic development
     and community-based structural adjustment in response to social, economic or
     environmental priorities.
    Working across all levels of government to develop and implement a place
     based approach to co-ordinate, integrate and leverage government initiatives
     and investments within regions.
    Working across all Commonwealth agencies to ensure that regional implications
     are embedded in broader policy considerations and program implementation.
    Developing a sound evidence base and strong analytic capacity on regional
     economic, social and environmental issues to inform and underpin regional
     policy development and program delivery, and to influence other portfolio
     policies and programs.
    Managing regional grants programs, to deliver community and economic
     infrastructure, to foster growth and to improve the economic and social
     outcomes in Australia’s regions and local communities.
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    Providing strategic direction and oversight of the Commonwealth
     Government’s recovery efforts in response to the flood and cyclone affected
     areas arising from the events of late 2010-early 2011; and secretariat support to
     the Australian Government Reconstruction Inspectorate.
    Administering the Territories of the Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Christmas
     Island, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the Coral Sea Islands and Jervis Bay, and
     oversighting national interests in the Australian Capital Authority (including
     through the National Capital Authority), the Northern Territory and
     Commonwealth responsibilities on Norfolk Island.
In 2011-12, the department will continue to develop and implement a range of new
initiatives in regional areas including:
    Bringing together critical regional stakeholders and developing approaches to
     address the impacts of key priority issues. Areas of focus may include the
     Murray Darling Basin Plan, climate change and carbon pricing, digital
     productivity and workforce participation.
    Working with all other agencies to embed regional implications in broader
     policy considerations and program implementation.
    Developing myregion.gov.au interactive website - a key element of engaging with
     regional communities and providing better access to government information
     on regions.
    Establishing and supporting a Regional Development Policy Centre.
    Supporting a COAG Standing Council on regional Australia.
    Strengthening the Regional Development Australia (RDA) network and
     building the capacity of RDA Committees.
    Managing the Australian Government’s new Regional Development Australia
     Fund (RDAF) and Community Infrastructure Grants (CIG).
    Funding a number of projects including: partnering with Football NSW to
     construct a world class football and sporting precinct at Riverstone West;
     upgrading the indoor sports stadium at Port Macquarie; and contributing to the
     restoration of the Port of Karumba seawall.
    Supporting regional cities to implement strategic and targeted marketing
     strategies to promote the benefits and opportunities of living and working in
     those cities to the broader community.
    Working with the Queensland and Victorian Governments, and other State
     governments where appropriate, to ensure timely recovery and reconstruction
     of disaster–affected infrastructure that achieves value for money.
    Progressing a referendum on constitutional recognition of Local Government.




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 Upgrading essential infrastructure on Christmas Island including water and
  waste water pressure mains and pumping upgrade, hospital extension, fuel
  supply and storage facility, and an extension to the wharf.
 Providing support for the joint national program for the celebration of the
  Centenary of Canberra with the ACT government.
 Reforms to promote economic sustainability and improved governance for
  Norfolk Island.




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1.2     AGENCY RESOURCE STATEMENT
Table 1.1 shows the total resources from all sources. The table summarises how
resources will be applied by outcome and by administered and departmental
classification.

Table 1.1: Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local
Government Resource Statement — Budget estimates for 2011-12 as at Budget
May 2011
                                                Estimate         Proposed              Total         Actual
                                                            +                =
                                                 of prior        at Budget         estimate        available
                                           year amounts                                        appropriation
                                             available in
                                                2011-12           2011-12          2011-12         2010-11
                                                   $'000            $'000            $'000           $'000
Ordinary annual services 1
Departm ental appropriation
 Prior year departmental appropriation2           6,588            3,733           10,321                 -
                              3                        -
 Departmental appropriation                                       68,175           68,175           44,533
 s31 relevant agency receipts 4                        -              60               60               45
 Total                                            6,588           71,968           78,556           44,578
Adm inistered expenses
 Outcome 1                                            -          202,731          202,731          100,356
 Outcome 25                                      36,478          107,117          143,595          117,500
 Total                                           36,478          309,848          346,326          217,856
Total ordinary annual services         A         43,066          381,816          424,882          262,434
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Other services
Adm inistered expenses
 Specific paym ents to States,
   ACT, NT and local governm ent
   Outcome 1                                           -          56,249           56,249          245,272
   Total                                               -          56,249           56,249          245,272
Adm inistered non-operating
 Administered assets and liabilities                   -          33,982           33,982           57,738
 Total                                                 -          33,982           33,982           57,738
Total other services                   B               -          90,231           90,231          303,010
Total available annual
   appropriations                                43,066          472,047          515,113          565,444
Special appropriations
Special appropriations lim ited
    by criteria/entitlem ent
 Local Government (Financial
 Assistance) Act 1995 - s19                            -        1,609,717        1,609,717       2,107,606
Total special appropriations           C               -        1,609,717        1,609,717       2,107,606
Total appropriations excluding
  Special Accounts                               43,066         2,081,764        2,124,830       2,673,050




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Table 1.1: Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local
Government Resource Statement — Budget estimates for 2011-12 as at Budget
May 2011 (continued)
                                                  Estimate        Proposed            Total         Actual
                                                              +               =
                                                   of prior       at Budget       estimate        available
                                             year amounts                                     appropriation
                                               available in
                                                  2011-12          2011-12        2011-12         2010-11
                                                     $'000           $'000          $'000           $'000
Special Accounts
 Opening balance7                                        -          2,800           2,800           2,800
 Non-appropriation receipts to
  Special Accounts                                       -          1,000           1,000             667
Total Special Account                    D               -          3,800           3,800           3,467
 Total resourcing (A+B+C+D)                        43,066      2,085,564       2,128,630        2,676,517
1 Appropriation Bill (No.1) 2011-12.
2 Estimated balance carried forward from previous year.
3 Includes an amount of $1.0m in 2011-12 for the Departmental Capital Budget (refer to Table 3.2.5 for
   further details). For accounting purposes this amount has been designated as 'contributions by owners'.
4 Estimate of own source receipts.
5 Includes an amount of $10.8m in 2011-12 for the Administered Capital Budget (refer to Table 3.2.10 for
   further details). For accounting purposes this amount has been designated as 'contributions by owners'.
6 Appropriation Bill (No.2) 2011-12.
7 Estimated opening balance for special accounts (refer Table 3.1.2 for further details).

Excludes payments for National Partnership Payments to and through the States and Territories. The
Treasury holds the appropriation for these items and reports the financial details accordingly. The
non-financial performance of the corresponding programs remains the responsibility of the department.

All figures are GST exclusive.




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1.3      BUDGET MEASURES
Budget measures relating to the department are detailed in Budget Paper No. 2 and
summarised below.

Table 1.2: Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local
Government 2011-12 Budget measures
                                        Program   2010-11    2011-12    2012-13   2013-14   2014-15
                                                    $'000      $'000      $'000     $'000     $'000
Expense measures
Centenary of Canberra - a gift to the
national capital                          2.1
  Administered                                          -          -         -         -         -
  Departmental                                          -          -         -         -         -
Total                                                   -          -         -         -         -
Centenary of Canberra - contribution
to a joint national program               2.1
  Administered                                          -         -          -         -         -
  Departmental                                          -       122        123       124         -
Total                                                   -       122        123       124         -
Community Infrastructure Grants -
additional funding1                       1.1
  Administered                                          -          -         -         -         -
  Departmental                                          -          -         -         -         -
Total                                                   -          -         -         -         -

Department of Regional Australia,
Regional Development and Local
Government - additional resourcing        1.1
  Administered                                          -         -          -         -         -
  Departmental                                      2,306    17,006     11,313     9,645     9,567
Total                                               2,306    17,006     11,313     9,645     9,567
Efficiency dividend - temporary
increase in the rate                      all
  Administered                                          -          -         -         -         -
  Departmental                                          -       (191)     (535)     (601)     (721)
Total                                                   -       (191)     (535)     (601)     (721)
Local government payments -
accelerating payments                     1.2
  Administered                                    536,572   (536,572)        -         -         -
  Departmental                                          -          -         -         -         -
Total                                             536,572   (536,572)        -         -         -
MyRegion website - establishment          1.1
  Administered                                          -         -          -         -         -
  Departmental                                          -     1,971        829       713       718
Total                                                   -     1,971        829       713       718




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Table 1.2: Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local
Government 2011-12 Budget measures (continued)


                                        Program   2010-11   2011-12      2012-13     2013-14    2014-15
                                                    $'000     $'000        $'000       $'000      $'000
Natural Disaster Recovery and
Rebuilding - assistance to
Queensland local governments              1.1
  Administered                                         -          -            -           -          -
  Departmental                                         -          -            -           -          -
Total                                                  -          -            -           -          -
Natural Disaster Recovery and
Rebuilding - Commission of Inquiry
into Queensland Floods                    all
   Administered                                        -          -            -           -          -
   Departmental                                      (81)       (87)           -           -          -
Total                                                (81)       (87)           -           -          -
Natural Disaster Recovery and
Rebuilding - National Disaster
Recovery Taskforce and the
Reconstruction Inspectorate -
establishment                             1.1
  Administered                                         -         -            -            -          -
  Departmental                                     1,427     6,934        3,161            -          -
Total                                              1,427     6,934        3,161            -          -
Natural Disaster Recovery and
Rebuilding - Priority Regional
Infrastructure Program - reallocation     1.1
   Administered                                        -    (50,000)    (125,000)   (125,000)   (50,000)
   Departmental                                        -          -            -           -          -
Total                                                  -    (50,000)    (125,000)   (125,000)   (50,000)
Norfolk Island Government - financial
assistance2                               2.1
  Administered                                     4,209          -            -           -          -
  Departmental                                         -          -            -           -          -
Total                                              4,209          -            -           -          -
Port Macquarie indoor sports stadium
upgrade - contribution                    1.1
  Administered                                         -     1,400        1,400            -          -
  Departmental                                         -         -            -            -          -
Total                                                  -     1,400        1,400            -          -
Regional Development Australia
committees - additional resourcing        1.1
  Administered                                         -     3,155        3,228       3,295      3,365
  Departmental                                         -     2,085        1,702       1,717      1,730
Total                                                  -     5,240        4,930       5,012      5,095
Restoration of the Port of Karumba
seawall - contribution                    1.1
  Administered                                         -     2,000             -           -          -
  Departmental                                         -         -             -           -          -
Total                                                  -     2,000             -           -          -



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Table 1.2: Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local
Government 2011-12 Budget measures (continued)
                                        Program    2010-11      2011-12     2012-13     2013-14     2014-15
                                                     $'000        $'000       $'000       $'000       $'000
Riverstone Football and Sporting
Precinct Community Infrastructure
Initiative                                1.1
   Administered                                           -      2,000        5,000       1,000           -
   Departmental                                           -          -            -           -           -
Total                                                     -      2,000        5,000       1,000           -
South Australian local roads -
continuation of supplementary funding     1.2
  Administered                                            -     16,349       17,042      17,685           -
  Departmental                                            -        696          351           -           -
Total                                                     -     17,045       17,393      17,685           -
Sustainable Australia - promoting
regional living                           1.1
  Administered                                            -      2,000        4,000       4,000          -
  Departmental                                            -        620          320         420        100
Total                                                     -      2,620        4,320       4,420        100
Total expense measures
  Administered                                    540,781     (559,668)     (94,330)    (99,020)   (46,635)
  Departmental                                      3,652       29,156       17,264      12,018     11,394
Total                                             544,433     (530,512)     (77,066)    (87,002)   (35,241)
Capital measures
Border Security - Christmas Island
infrastructure                            2.1
   Administered                                           -     13,000       21,500       9,100           -
   Departmental                                           -          -            -           -           -
Total                                                     -     13,000       21,500       9,100           -
Efficiency dividend - temporary
increase in the rate                      all
  Administered                                            -         (55)        (90)       (100)      (185)
  Departmental                                            -          (5)        (12)        (21)       (16)
Total                                                     -         (60)       (102)       (121)      (201)
Total capital measures
  Administered                                              -    12,945      21,410        9,000       (185)
  Departmental                                              -         (5)        (12)        (21)       (16)
Total                                                       -    12,940      21,398        8,979       (201)
1 The Government will provide additional funding for the Community Infrastructure Grants program, the
   cost of which will be met from within existing resources by redirecting $49m from the Priority Regional
   Infrastructure Program (now a part of the Regional Development Australia Fund).
2 $6.4m has been provided in 2010-11 to enable the Norfolk Island Government to continue to provide
   essential services to its population. The 2010-11 PAES included additional funding of $4.2m, which was
   a decision made after the 2010-11 Mid-Year Economic Fiscal Outlook but prior to the publication of the
   PAES. To ensure completeness of Budget documentation this measure will be published in the 2011-12
   Budget Paper No.3 and has been reflected in these PB Statements. The additional $2.2m will be funded
   internally by the department and has no fiscal impact.
Prepared on a Government Finance Statistics (fiscal) basis.




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Section 2: Outcomes and planned performance

2.1    OUTCOMES AND PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
Government outcomes are the intended results, impacts or consequences of actions by
the Government on the Australian community. Commonwealth programs are the
primary vehicle by which government agencies achieve the intended results of their
outcome statements. Agencies are required to identify the programs which contribute
to Government outcomes over the Budget and forward years.

Each outcome is described below, together with its related programs, specifying the
performance indicators and targets used to assess and monitor the performance of the
department in achieving Government outcomes.

OUTCOME 1
 Outcome 1: Coordinated community infrastructure and services in rural,
 regional and local government areas through financial assistance.


Outcome 1 Strategy
Outcome 1 is delivered through the following programs:

     Regional Development.
     Local Government.
The department will advise on, and lead, national efforts to address regional and Local
Government issues by:
     Developing specific regional policies in areas such as economic development
      and community-based adjustment in response to social, economic or
      environmental priorities.
     Working across all Commonwealth agencies to ensure that regional implications
      are embedded in broader policy considerations and program implementation.
     Developing a sound evidence base and strong analytic capacity on regional
      economic, social and environmental issues to inform and underpin regional
      policy development and program delivery, and to influence other portfolio
      policies and programs.
     Developing the myregion.gov.au interactive website - a key element of engaging
      with regional communities.
     Supporting a COAG Standing Council on regional Australia.
     Establishing, supporting and monitoring a Regional Development Policy Centre.


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    Partnering with a network of 55 Regional Development Australia committees,
     565 Local Governments together with State and Territory governments to
     strengthen networks to ensure that policy making and advice is informed by
     local input and priorities, and interventions are tailored to meet the diverse
     needs of our regions.
    Managing regional grants programs, including the Australian Government’s
     new Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF), the Community
     Infrastructure Grants (CIG) Program and targeted funding to local communities
     through the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP).
    Delivering the Better Regions Program.
    Supporting regional cities to promote the benefits and opportunities of living
     and working in those cities to the broader Australian community.
    Co-ordinating, integrating and leveraging government initiatives in its northern
     Australian program including establishing a Northern Australia Ministerial
     Forum that oversees initiatives to promote sustainable economic development
     across northern Australia.
    Implementing a government response to the Northern Australia Land and
     Water Taskforce.
    Working closely with the Western Australia Department of State Development,
     the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley, and relevant Aboriginal corporations, in
     the implementation of the East Kimberley Development Package.
    Coordinating and working with other Commonwealth and State Government
     agencies to develop policy which underpins sound and innovative
     reconstruction and recovery efforts following the national disasters in late 2010-
     early 2011; and providing secretariat support to the Australian Government
     Reconstruction Inspectorate.
    Managing Financial Assistance Grants to Local Governments. Financial
     Assistance Grants consist of two components:
      -   a general purpose component which is distributed between the States and
          Territories according to population, and
      -   an identified local road component which is distributed between the States
          and Territories according to fixed historical shares.
      Both components of the grants are untied in the hands of Local Government,
      allowing councils to spend the grants according to local priorities.
    Administering the Local Government Reform Fund.
    Progressing a referendum on constitutional recognition of Local Government.
The department will consult extensively with relevant stakeholders including local
communities, State, Territory and Local Governments, the Regional Development
Australia network and industry.

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Following COAG’s federal financial framework reforms, the Treasury is responsible
for National Partnership Payments to and through the States and Territories. The
Treasury holds the appropriation for these items and reports the financial details
accordingly. The non-financial performance of the corresponding programs remains
the responsibility of the department. The Outcome 1 programs administered by
DRARDLG under this framework are the East Kimberly Development Package
Program, the Local Government Reform Fund Program, the Regional Development
Australia Fund, and the Natural Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding – Assistance to
Queensland Local Government.




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Outcome expense statement
Table 2.1 provides an overview of the total expenses for outcome 1, by program.

Table 2.1: Budgeted expenses for Outcome 1
Outcom e 1: Coordinated com m unity infrastructure and                         2010-11        2011-12
services in rural, regional and local governm ent areas                       Estimated      Estimated
through financial assistance                                                      actual     expenses
                                                                              expenses
                                                                                  $'000           $'000
Program 1.1: Regional Developm ent
Administered expenses
 Ordinary annual services (Appropriation Bill No. 1)                            99,873        202,181
 Other services (Appropriation Bill No. 2)                                       9,301              -
Departmental expenses
 Departmental appropriation1                                                    27,117          51,760
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year 2                           134            457
  Total for Program 1.1                                                        136,425        254,398
Program 1.2: Local Governm ent
Administered expenses
 Ordinary annual services (Appropriation Bill No. 1)                               400            550
 Other services (Appropriation Bill No. 2)                                     235,970         56,249
 Special appropriations                                                      2,082,222      1,609,717
Departmental expenses
 Departmental appropriation1                                                      4,116          6,233
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year 2                            20             55
  Total for Program 1.2                                                      2,322,728      1,672,804
Outcom e 1 Totals by appropriation type
Administered Expenses
 Ordinary annual services (Appropriation Bill No. 1)                           100,273        202,731
 Other services (Appropriation Bill No. 2)                                     245,271         56,249
 Special appropriations                                                      2,082,222      1,609,717
Departmental expenses
 Departmental appropriation1                                                    31,233          57,993
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year 2                           154            512
Total expenses for Outcom e 1                                                2,459,153      1,927,202
                                                                                 2010-11        2011-12
 Average Staffing Level (num ber)                                                    241           332
1 Departmental Appropriation combines ‘Ordinary annual services (Appropriation Bill No. 1)’ and
    ‘Revenue from independent sources (s31)’.
2 Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year is made up of depreciation expense,
    amortisation expense and audit fees.
Note: Departmental appropriation splits and totals are indicative estimates and may change in the course of
the budget year as government priorities change.




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Contributions to Outcome 1
Program 1.1: Regional Development


Program objective
The Regional Development program contributes to Outcome 1 through a range of
regionally focused stakeholder consultation and engagement, research, policy
development, and program delivery activities. These include:
     Better Regions: delivering the Government’s 2007 election commitments by
      implementing important community and social infrastructure projects
      identified by local communities as priority investments for their regions.
     East Kimberley Development Package: Coordinating the Australian Government
      interest in the implementation of the package which is jointly implemented
      by the Western Australian Government.
     Regional and Rural Research and Development Grants: provides funding for
      research into issues affecting Australia’s regions, and to help communicate
      this research to national and regional decision makers.
     Regional Development Australia Committees: funds the operational costs of RDA
      committees to support their work in engaging with States, Territories, Local
      Government and regional communities to promote regional planning;
      economic development initiatives; and provide advice to Government on
      issues affecting, and opportunities for, regional Australia.
     Regional Development Australia Fund: funds projects that support the
      infrastructure needs that will enhance the economic and community
      development of Australia’s regions.
     Community Infrastructure Grants: delivers the Government’s 2010 election
      commitments by implementing important community and social
      infrastructure projects identified by local communities as priority investments
      for their regions.
     Promoting Regional Living: funds regional cities to implement strategic and
      targeted marketing strategies to promote the benefits and opportunities of
      living and working in those cities.
     Northern Australia Sustainable Futures: provides advice to the Minister on
      achieving sustainable development outcomes and improved coordination
      between governments and with key stakeholders in relation to the northern
      Australia agenda.
     National Disaster Recovery Taskforce: works with other Commonwealth and
      State Government agencies to develop policy which underpins sound and
      innovative reconstruction and recovery efforts.




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 Program expenses 1.1
                                               2010-11    2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
                                               Revised     Budget Forw ard Forw ard Forw ard
                                                budget              year 1   year 2   year 3
                                                 $'000      $'000    $'000    $'000    $'000
 Annual administered expenses:
  Better Regions                               69,236     33,110          -          -          -
  Community Infrastructure Grants                   -     78,902     30,500     78,000          -
   East Kimberley Development Package1                          -          -         -          -
    Appropriation Bill No. 1                     1,360
    Appropriation Bill No. 2                     6,975
   Jobs Fund - Bike Paths 2                      9,694          -          -         -          -
   Jobs Fund - Infrastructure Employment
     Projects 1                                                 -          -         -          -
       Appropriation Bill No. 1                  2,550
       Appropriation Bill No. 2                  2,326
   Mariners Sporting Campus                          -     2,500      5,000      2,500          -
   Meeting the Commitments to Regional
     Australia - creation of a Regional
     Development Policy Centre                      -      8,000          -          -          -
   Northern Australia Sustainable Futures         695      2,590      1,670          -          -
   Port Macquarie Sports Stadium                    -      1,400      1,400          -          -
   Port of Karumba Seaw all                         -      2,000          -          -          -
   Promoting Regional Living                        -      2,000      4,000      4,000          -
   Regional and Rural Research and
     Development Grants                           228        228        228       228        228
   Regional Development Australia
     Committees                                13,584     18,451     18,921     19,364    19,816
   Regional Development Australia Fund              -     51,000    100,000    100,000    50,000
   Regional Partnerships                        2,526          -          -          -         -
   Riverstone Football and Sporting Precinct
     community infrastructure initiative             -     2,000      5,000      1,000          -
   Tow nsville Convention and Entertainment
     Centre (Appropriation Bill No. 2)               -          -    10,000     10,000    10,000
 Annual departmental expenses:
   National Disaster Recovery Taskforce
     and the Reconstruction Inspectorate -
     establishment                              1,427      6,934      3,161          -         -
   Program support                             25,690     44,826     34,542     32,816    32,393
 Expenses not requiring appropriation in
   the Budget year 3                                  134         457        622     847     1,076
  Total program expenses                          136,425 254,398 215,044 248,755 113,513
 1 Excludes expenses for payments made to and through the States and Territories by The Treasury.
 2 Excludes $0.083m of accrued expenses incurred by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport
    during the period 1 July 2010 to 30 September 2010 to be paid from the Department's 2010-11
    Appropriation Act (No.1) funding transferred under section 32 of the FMA Act.
 3 Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year is made up of depreciation expense,
    amortisation expense and audit fees.




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Program 1.1 Deliverables
    Regional Development:
           -   Strategic policy and implementation advice on the delivery of the
               Government’s commitment to regional Australia including support
               for the key whole of government and cross government regionally
               focused fora.
           -   Develop and implement place based approaches to support
               communities in making the best of their opportunities and
               managing their challenges.
           -   Enhance engagement with the RDA networks, Commonwealth,
               State, Territory and Local Governments, and regional communities,
               to better identify issues affecting, and opportunities for, regional
               Australia.
           -   Ensure effective engagement with all stakeholders including all
               levels of Government, the private sector and the not-for-profit
               sector.
           -   Support regional development objectives through the effective and
               efficient delivery of administered items.
           -   Effective development and delivery of grants programs.

    Promoting Regional Living:
           -   Manage a competitive grants program to promote the benefits and
               opportunities of living and working in regional cities.

    Northern Australia Sustainable Futures:
           -   Provide advice to the Government concerning northern Australia
               issues.
           -   Deliver a response to the Government to the report of the Northern
               Australia Land and Water Taskforce.
           -   Continue to progress northern Australia issues, establishment and
               effective operation of the Northern Australia Ministerial Forum and
               Northern Australia Sustainable Futures Program initiatives.

    East Kimberley Development Package:
           -   Coordinate delivery of the East Kimberley Development Package.




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     National Disaster Recovery Taskforce:
            -   Provide responsive support to the Minister Assisting the Attorney-
                General for Queensland Flood Recovery and the Minister for
                Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government,
                the Australian Government Reconstruction Inspectorate, Prime
                Minister's Business Taskforce and Secretaries’ Steering Committee.
            -   Coordinate and maximise contribution of existing Commonwealth
                programs to the recovery effort.
            -   Assure the Commonwealth that public funding of reconstruction
                efforts represents value for money.
            -   Work collaboratively with other Commonwealth agencies to
                influence the development of policy to underpin sound and
                innovative reconstruction and recovery efforts.


 Program 1.1 Key performance indicators
     Regional Development:
            -   High level of satisfaction of the Minister in regards to the:
                        quality and timeliness of advice, briefing and support.
                        collaboration with other agencies in the delivery of the
                         department’s responsibilities.
                        support for a COAG Standing Council on regional
                         Australia.
            -   Issues and risks in regional service delivery, policies and program
                implementation are identified and actioned appropriately.
            -   Number of RDA engagements with State, Territory, Local
                Government and regional communities that facilitate sustainable
                economic and social development.
            -   RDA plans are recognised and utilised by Commonwealth and State
                agencies in developing their regional priorities.
            -   myregion.gov.au website delivered on time and on budget and
                effectively engages with key stakeholders through a centralised
                regional specific portal.
            -   RDAF processes effectively engage key stakeholders, applications
                are assessed to ensure compliance with better practice framework,
                and funding rounds are delivered on time and within budget.
            -   The Minister and RDAF Advisory Panel are well informed by
                relevant and timely advice founded on robust analysis.


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        -   All CIGs are assessed to ensure compliance with the value for
            money framework.

 Northern Australia Sustainable Futures:
        -   Policies and administered items promote and support the
            sustainable development of northern Australia.
        -   Northern Australia ministerial forum established and effective.

 National Disaster Recovery Taskforce:
        -   Ministers (and through them the Government), Cabinet, the
            National Disaster Recovery Committee and the Inspectorate are
            well informed by relevant and timely advice founded on robust
            analysis.
        -   External evaluations and stakeholder assessments demonstrate that
            the Taskforce's role in coordinating contributions are supporting the
            recovery effort.
        -   Percentage and number of projects that are reviewed to conform
            with the approved value for money framework.
        -   Issues and risks in the delivery of Commonwealth effort are
            identified and addressed in a timely manner.




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 Program 1.2: Local Government

 Program objective
 The Local Government program contributes to Outcome 1 through a range of Local
 Government focused activities. These include:
     Local Government Reform Fund: funds projects designed to improve the asset
      and financial management capabilities of councils around Australia.
     Regional and Local Community Infrastructure: funds a range of construction
      projects including parks, gardens, town halls, community centres, sporting
      grounds, libraries and facilities upgrades.
     Supplementary funding to South Australian councils for local roads: supplementary
      funds for the construction and maintenance of local roads in South Australia
      to June 2014 in recognition of changes in the population and circumstances of
      the State.
     Administers the Local Government (Financial Assistance Act) 1995.
     Consults with Local Government stakeholders and State and Territory
      Governments on a process for constitutional recognition of Local
      Government.
     Builds capacity in Local Government through the ongoing operation of the
      Centre of Excellence for Local Government.
     Promotes best-practice Local Government service delivery through the
      National Awards for Local Government.
     Facilitates Commonwealth and Local Government engagement on matters of
      national significance.




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Program expenses 1.2
                                              2010-11     2011-12      2012-13      2013-14      2014-15
                                              Revised      Budget      Forw ard     Forw ard     Forw ard
                                               budget                    year 1       year 2       year 3
                                                $'000        $'000        $'000        $'000        $'000
Annual administered expenses:
 Local Government Reform Fund1                   400          450             -            -            -
 Regional and Local Community
   Infrastructure Program
   (Appropriation Bill No. 2)                216,594       40,000             -            -            -
 Supplementary Funding to South
   Australian Councils for Local Roads
     Appropriation Bill No. 1                                 100           50
     Appropriation Bill No. 2                 15,566       16,249       16,992       17,685             -
 Thornton Park commuter car park -
   additional funding (Appropriation Bill
   No. 2)                                      3,810             -            -            -            -
Special Appropriations:
 Local Government (Financial
  Assistance) Act 1995 2                    2,082,222   1,609,717    2,242,227    2,333,263    2,427,529
Annual departmental expenses:
  Program support                              4,116        6,233        5,948        5,643        5,702
Expenses not requiring appropriation in
 the Budget year 3                                 20          55           98          146          190
Total program expenses                      2,322,728   1,672,804    2,265,315    2,356,737    2,433,421
1   Excludes expenses for payments made to and through the States and Territories by The Treasury.
2   Excludes $25.384m of accrued expenses incurred by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport
    in 2009-10 paid from the special appropriation balance transferred to the department as a result of the
    AAO made on 14 September 2010.
3   Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year is made up of depreciation expense,
    amortisation expense and audit fees.


Program 1.2 Deliverables
      Local Government objectives are supported through the effective and efficient
       delivery of administered items, including ensuring that projects that receive
       funding are delivered on time and on budget.
      Improved transparency and robust reporting mechanisms through detailed
       quantitative and qualitative assessment processes.
      Development and implementation of guidelines, assessment processes and
       management of the program to support the urban agenda and regional
       development policy.




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 Program 1.2 Key performance indicators
     High level of satisfaction of the Minister and other stakeholders with the:
            -   quality and timeliness of advice, briefing and support.
            -   implementation and ongoing management of programs and
                projects.
            -   engagement mechanisms used to review matters of national
                significance.
     Enhanced engagement with State, Territory, Local Government and regional
      communities to facilitate sustainable economic and social development.
     Funded projects and activities improve employment and sustainability of
      local communities.
     Process for a referendum on constitutional recognition of Local Government
      agreed.
     Maintaining high levels of awareness and participation in the National
      Awards for Local Government as a tool for promoting innovation and
      best-practice service delivery.




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OUTCOME 2
 Outcome 2: Good governance in the Australian Territories through the
 maintenance and improvement of the overarching legislative framework for
 self-governing territories, and laws and services for non self-governing
 territories.


Outcome 2 Strategy
The department administers the Territories of the Ashmore and Cartier Islands,
Christmas Island, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the Coral Sea Islands and Jervis Bay;
and manages national interests in the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern
Territory and Norfolk Island.

Through Outcome 2, the department assists these Territories to establish and maintain
good governance and manage their own futures by providing services and advice on
ongoing administration. The department delivers services, provides funding support
and undertakes capital works with the objective of ensuring that Territory
communities enjoy the same level of services as equivalent State communities.

The department will contribute to these objectives by:

     Providing policy advice and legislation to maintain effective systems of
      governance and the necessary legal framework for the protection and wellbeing
      of the community.
     Supporting the Commonwealth’s role in the Territories through the
      administration of inter-government agreements and various programs,
      maintaining Commonwealth assets and delivering State and Local Government-
      type services.
Following COAG’s federal financial framework reforms, the Treasury is responsible
for National Partnership Payments to and through the States and Territories. The
Treasury holds the appropriation for these items and reports the financial details
accordingly. The non-financial performance of the corresponding programs remains
the responsibility of the department. The Outcome 2 programs administered by
DRARDLG under this framework are the Commonwealth’s contribution to the
Centenary of Canberra.




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Outcome expense statement
Table 2.1 provides an overview of the total expenses for outcome 2, by program.

Table 2.1: Budgeted Expenses for Outcome 2
Outcom e 2: Good governance in the Australian Territories                      2010-11        2011-12
through the m aintenance and im provem ent of the                             Estimated      Estimated
overarching legislative fram ew ork for self-governing                            actual     expenses
territories, and law s and services for non self-governing                    expenses
territories                                                                       $'000           $'000
Program 2.1: Services to Territories
Administered expenses
  Ordinary annual services (Appropriation Bill No. 1)                           96,771          96,312
  Special Accounts                                                                 667           1,000
Departmental expenses
  Departmental appropriation1                                                     6,893          9,207
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year 2                       14,414          22,029
  Total for Program 2.1                                                        118,745        128,548
Outcom e 2 Totals by appropriation type
Administered Expenses
 Ordinary annual services (Appropriation Bill No. 1)                            96,771          96,312
 Special Accounts                                                                  667           1,000
Departmental expenses
 Departmental appropriation1                                                      6,893          9,207
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year 2                       14,414          22,029
Total expenses for Outcom e 2                                                  118,745        128,548
                                                                                 2010-11        2011-12
 Average Staffing Level (num ber) 3                                                   70             73
1 Departmental Appropriation combines ‘Ordinary annual services (Appropriation Bill No. 1)’ and ‘Revenue
    from independent sources (s31)’.
2 Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year is made up of depreciation expense,
    amortisation expense and audit fees.
3 Excludes administered staff of an estimated 100 ASL.
Note: Departmental appropriation splits and totals are indicative estimates and may change in the course of
the budget year as government priorities change.




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Contributions to Outcome 2
Program 2.1: Services to Territories


Program objective
The Territories program contributes to Outcome 2 by:
      Fostering the connectedness of the isolated communities of external
       Territories to the broader Australian community by delivering services and
       contributing to economic and social sustainability.
      Safeguarding Australia’s national strategic interests in its external Territories
       and delivering to the residents of non self-governing Territories services of a
       comparable nature and standard to those delivered to equivalent mainland
       communities.
      Managing the Australian Government’s interests in the internal Territories
       and ensuring that funding is administered in line with relevant legislation,
       policies and agreements and takes into consideration the cultural and
       linguistic diversity of Territory residents.


Program expenses 2.1
                                                2010-11    2011-12     2012-13   2013-14   2014-15
                                                Revised     Budget     Forward   Forward   Forward
                                                 budget                 year 1    year 2    year 3
                                                  $'000      $'000       $'000     $'000     $'000
 Annual administered expenses: 1
  Services to Indian Ocean Territories          82,119     87,578      92,083    88,179     88,998
  Norfolk Island - Kingston and Arthur's
    Vale Historic Area                             564        598         610       616        621
  Office of the Administrator, Norfolk Island      481        642         662       679        685
  Norfolk Island - Financial Assistance          6,409          -           -         -          -
  Services to Jervis Bay Territory               5,716      5,471       5,576     5,658      5,710
  ACT Government - National Capital
    functions                                    1,278      1,734       1,834     1,957      1,975
  Office of Administrator, Northern
    Territory                                        204      289         297       306        309
 Special Account Expenses:
  Christmas Island Phosphate Mining
    Rehabilitation Special Account                   667    1,000       1,000     1,000      1,000
 Annual departmental expenses:
  Program support                                6,893      9,207       9,281     9,241      9,220
 Expenses not requiring appropriation in
  the Budget year2                                 14,414      22,029     22,368     22,344  22,332
Total program expenses                            118,745    128,548     133,711    129,980 130,850
1 These items exclude accrued expenses totalling $15.667m incurred by the Attorney-General's
    department during the period 1 July 2010 to 30 September 2010 to be paid from the department’s
    2010-11 Appropriation Act (No.1) funding transferred under section 32 of the FMA Act.
2 Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year is made up of depreciation expense,
    amortisation expense and audit fees.


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 Program 2.1 Deliverables
     Community services, infrastructure and legal frameworks and processes in
      the Territories are equivalent to comparable mainland communities.
     Social and economic links to the wider Australian community are
      strengthened.
     Australia’s interests in the Territories are well managed and protected.
     Reforms to promote long term financial sustainability and improved
      governance are progressed on Norfolk Island.
     Essential infrastructure in the Indian Ocean Territories is maintained and
      upgraded in line with the capital management plan.


 Program 2.1 Key performance indicators
     Legislative and legal frameworks are in place in the Territories that provide
      the same rights and protections enjoyed by the rest of Australia.
     State-type services are delivered efficiently and effectively to residents of the
      non self-governing Territories.
     Essential infrastructure meets the needs of communities, border protection
      and other national strategic priorities.
     Grant funding is targeted, supported by the community and fully utilised.
     Inter-governmental agreements meet value-for-money criteria and deliver the
      required level of services to the Territories.
     The Territories Law Reform Act 2010 is implemented to provide a sustainable
      financial framework for Norfolk Island.
     Long term financial and governance reform for Norfolk Island is achieved
      through constructive partnerships with the Norfolk Island Government and
      the community.
     Sustainable economic, environmental and social policies are progressively
      implemented in the Indian Ocean Territories.
     The roles and responsibilities of the Commonwealth and the ACT
      Government in the National Capital are clarified.




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Section 3: Explanatory tables and budgeted financial
statements

Section 3 presents explanatory tables and budgeted financial statements which provide
a comprehensive snapshot of agency finances for the 2011–12 budget year. It explains
how budget plans are incorporated into the financial statements and provides further
details of the reconciliation between appropriations and program expenses,
movements in administered funds, special accounts and government indigenous
expenditure.

3.1      EXPLANATORY TABLES
3.1.1 Movement of administered funds between years
Administered funds can be provided for a specified period, for example under annual
Appropriation Acts. Funds not used in the specified period may be moved to a future
year with the agreement of the Finance Minister. Table 3.1.1 shows the movement of
administered funds approved between years.
                                                                                1
Table 3.1.1: Movement of administered funds between years
                                             2010-11     2011-12     2012-13        2013-14   2014-15
                                               $'000       $'000       $'000          $'000     $'000
Outcome 1:
 Better Regions 2                            (33,110)     33,110            -            -          -
  Community Infrastructure Grants 3           (1,190)      1,190            -            -          -
  Mariners Sporting Campus 3                    (500)       500             -            -          -
  Regional and Local Community
    Infrastructure Program
    (Appropriation Bill No. 2) 4             (40,000)    40,000             -            -          -
  Regional Development Australia Fund5              -    50,000     (25,000)     (25,000)           -
 Total Movem ent of
 Adm inistered Funds                         (74,800) 124,800       (25,000)     (25,000)           -
1 Figures displayed as a negative (-) represent a decrease in funds and a positive reflect an increase in
   funds.
2 Projects have been delayed due to regions being heavily impacted by natural disasters, planning delays
   and changes in scope.
3 As a result of the proponents not being required to provide project information until 15 June 2011 the
   execution of funding agreements to occur in 2011-12.
4 Projects have been delayed due to bad weather and natural disasters.
5 Reprofiling of funds.




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3.1.2 Special accounts
Special Accounts provide a means to set aside and record amounts used for specified
purposes. Special Accounts can be created by a Finance Minister’s Determination
under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act) or under
separate enabling legislation. Table 3.1.2 shows the expected additions (receipts) and
reductions (payments) for each account used by the department.

Table 3.1.2: Estimates of Special Account Flows and Balances
                                          Opening                                       Closing
                                           balance       Receipts Payments Adjustments balance
                                          2011-12        2011-12 2011-12       2011-12 2011-12
                                          2010-11        2010-11 2010-11      2010-11 2010-11
                                  Outcome    $'000          $'000    $'000       $'000    $'000
Christmas Island Phosphate
Mining Rehabilitation Special        2          2,800      1,000       1,000               -     2,800
Account FMA Act s20 (A) 1                       2,800        667         667               -     2,800
Total Special Accounts
 2011-12 Budget estim ate                       2,800      1,000       1,000               -     2,800
 Total Special Accounts
   2010-11 estimated actual                     2,800        667         667               -     2,800
(A) = Administered
(D) = Departmental

1   The Christmas Island Phosphate Mining Rehabilitation Special Account relates to funds received from
    the conservation levy paid by Phosphate Resources Limited under the terms of its mining lease with the
    Commonwealth. The special account has been established to fund activities performed in accordance
    with environmental management and rehabilitation plans to rehabilitate old phosphate mining sites on
    Christmas Island. The special account transferred from the Attorney-General's Department as a result of
    the Administrative Arrangements Orders made on 14 September 2010.




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3.1.3 Australian Government Indigenous expenditure
Table 3.1.3: Australian Government Indigenous Expenditure
                                      Appropriations           Other     Total   Program
                               Bill     Bill Special  Total
                             No. 1     No. 2 approp approp
                             $'000    $'000    $'000 $'000     $'000     $'000
Outcom e 1
Administered 2011-12         750         -        -   750         -      750        1.1
Administered 2010-11         235         -        -   235         -      235        1.1
Total outcome 2011-12        750         -        -   750         -      750
Total outcome 2010-11        235         -        -   235         -      235
Outcom e 2
Administered 2011-12           -         -        -     -         -        -
Administered 2010-11         248         -        -   248         -      248        2.1
Total outcome 2011-12          -         -        -     -         -        -
Total outcome 2010-11        248         -        -   248         -      248
Total administered 2011-12   750         -        -   750         -      750
Total administered 2010-11   483         -        -   483         -      483
Total AGIE 2011-12           750         -        -   750         -      750
Total AGIE 2010-11           483         -        -   483         -      483




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3.2    BUDGETED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
3.2.1 Differences in agency resourcing and financial statements
The agency resource statement (Table 1.1) provides a consolidated view of all the
resources available to the agency in 2011–12. For departmental items this includes
appropriation receivable that is yet to be drawn down to cover payables and
provisions on the balance sheet and the Departmental Capital Budget. The income
statement (Table 3.2.1) shows only the operating appropriation provided in 2011-12.

3.2.2 Analysis of budgeted financial statements
Departmental
Budgeted income statement
DRARDLG is budgeting for a break-even operating result, adjusted for depreciation
and amortisation expense, in 2011–12 and the forward years.
The department was established by a machinery of government change on
14 September 2010.      Functions from the former Department of Infrastructure,
Transport, Regional Development and Local Government and the Attorney-General’s
Department were transferred to the department and appropriations were amended
effective 1 October 2010. The 2010-11 estimates represent nine months of operations.
Additional departmental funding has been provided to the department in 2011–12 as
summarised in Table 1.2. This includes funding for the National Disaster Recovery
Taskforce of $6.9 million (terminating in 2012-13) and one-off funding for specific
projects such as the development of myregion.gov.au website, progressing a referendum
on constitutional recognition of Local Government, establishing and supporting a
Regional Development Policy Centre and promoting regional living.

Budgeted balance sheet
As a result of net cash appropriation arrangements and asset replacements being
funded through capital injections, budgeted operating deficits from depreciation and
amortisation expenses erode accumulated results in the forward years.

Administered
Schedule of budgeted income and expenses administered on behalf of Government
Revenue from administered activities is estimated at $24.3 million in 2011-12. This
includes interest on State Government loans, mining lease royalties and municipal and
facilities charges associated with the Commonwealth’s role in the Territories, all of
which is returned directly to the Official Public Account.

Additional administered funding has been provided as summarised in Table 1.2. This
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Australian local roads, infrastructure initiatives and a competitive grants program to
promote the benefits and opportunities of living and working in regional cities.

On 27 January 2011 the Prime Minister announced the Government’s response to the
challenge of rebuilding flood–affected regions across Australia. This included the
reallocation of $350 million over four years (including $50 million in 2011-12) from the
Priority Regional Infrastructure Program (now a part of the RDAF) as a contribution to
the flood loss.

In 2011-12 it is estimated that a total of $2.0 billion of expense will be administered on
behalf of government. Of this, $1.6 billion (81%) represents a special appropriation
under the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995. Other grants expense relates
to the RDAF, the CIG, Better Regions, RLCIP and grants to the Indian Ocean
Territories (IOT). Other expenses primarily relate to services to the IOT and Jervis Bay
Territory (JBT).

Schedule of budgeted assets and liabilities on behalf of the Government
As at 30 June 2012 total administered assets are estimated at $811.7 million. Financial
assets comprise primarily sewerage agreements with the New South Wales and
Queensland Governments pursuant to the Urban and Regional Development (Financial
Assistance) Act 1974. Non-financial assets represent the Commonwealth’s interest in
the IOT and JBT. Additional funding has been provided in the 2011-12 Budget to
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3.2.3 Budgeted financial statements tables
Table 3.2.1: Budgeted departmental comprehensive income statement
(for the period ended 30 June)
                                             Estimated          Budget     Forward     Forward     Forward
                                                 actual       estimate    estimate    estimate    estimate
                                               2010-11         2011-12     2012-13     2013-14     2014-15
                                                  $'000           $'000       $'000       $'000       $'000
EXPENSES
Employee benefits                               26,434         45,965      41,375      39,027      39,486
Supplier expenses                               11,792         21,635      11,957       9,073       8,229
Depreciation and amortisation                      137            355         582         848       1,109
Total expenses                                  38,363         67,955      53,914      48,948      48,824
LESS:
OWN-SOURCE INCOME
Own-source revenue
Sale of goods and rendering of services               45           60          60          60          60
Total own-source revenue                              45           60          60          60          60
Gains
Other                                                100          400         400         400         400
Total gains                                          100          400         400         400         400
Total own-source income                              145          460         460         460         460
Net cost of (contribution by)
 services                                       38,218         67,495      53,454      48,488      48,364
Revenue from Government                         38,081         67,140
                                                                    *      52,872
                                                                                *      47,640
                                                                                            *      47,255
                                                                                                        *
Surplus (deficit)                                    (137)       (355)       (582)       (848)     (1,109)
Surplus (deficit) attributable to
  the Australian Government                          (137)       (355)       (582)       (848)     (1,109)


Note: Reconciliation of comprehensive income attributable to the agency
                                          2010-11     2011-12     2012-13             2013-14     2014-15
                                            $'000       $'000       $'000               $'000       $'000
Operating result attributable to the
 Australian Government                       (137)       (355)      (582)                (848)     (1,109)
plus non-appropriated expenses
  depreciation and amortisation expenses             137          355         582         848       1,109
Total comprehensive income
  (loss) attributable to the
  agency                                                  -           -           -           -           -
Prepared on Australian Accounting Standards basis.




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Table 3.2.2: Budgeted departmental balance sheet
(as at 30 June)
                                           Estimated      Budget     Forward     Forward     Forward
                                               actual   estimate    estimate    estimate    estimate
                                             2010-11     2011-12     2012-13     2013-14     2014-15
                                                $'000       $'000       $'000       $'000       $'000
ASSETS
Financial assets
  Cash and cash equivalents                       50         50          50          50          50
  Trade and other receivables                 10,285     11,736      10,854      10,365      10,513
  Other                                          248        248         248         248         248
Total financial assets                        10,583     12,034      11,152      10,663      10,811
Non-financial assets
  Property, plant and equipment                   81         38         187         132          89
  Intangibles                                    936      1,659       2,171       3,050       3,013
  Other                                            6          6           6           6           6
Total non-financial assets                     1,023      1,703       2,364       3,188       3,108
Total assets                                  11,606     13,737      13,516      13,851      13,919
LIABILITIES
Payables
  Suppliers                                       80         80          80          80          80
  Other                                          978        978         978         978         978
Total payables                                 1,058      1,058       1,058       1,058       1,058
Provisions
  Employee provisions                          7,881      9,332       8,450       7,961       8,109
Total provisions                               7,881      9,332       8,450       7,961       8,109
Total liabilities                              8,939     10,390       9,508       9,019       9,167
Net assets                                     2,667      3,347       4,008       4,832       4,752
EQUITY
  Contributed equity                            1,040     2,075       3,318       4,990       6,019
  Retained earnings                             1,627     1,272         690        (158)     (1,267)
Total non-controlling interest                  2,667     3,347       4,008       4,832       4,752
Total equity                                    2,667     3,347       4,008       4,832       4,752
Prepared on Australian Accounting Standards basis.




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Table 3.2.3: Budgeted departmental statement of changes in equity — summary
of movement (Budget year 2011-12)
                                                Retained        Asset       Other Contributed    Total
                                                earnings   revaluation   reserves     equity/   equity
                                                               reserve                capital
                                                   $'000         $'000      $'000       $'000    $'000
Opening balance as at 1 July 2011
 Balance carried forward from
   previous period                                1,627             -          -       1,040    2,667
 Adjustment for changes in
   accounting policies                                -             -          -           -        -
Adjusted opening balance                          1,627             -          -       1,040    2,667
Comprehensive income
  Surplus (deficit) for the period                 (355)            -          -           -     (355)
Total comprehensive income                         (355)            -          -           -     (355)
Transactions with owners
  Contributions by owners
   Appropriation (departmental)
   capital budget                                      -            -          -       1,035    1,035
Sub-total transactions with owners                     -            -          -       1,035    1,035
Estimated closing balance
  as at 30 June 2012                               1,272            -          -       2,075    3,347
Prepared on Australian Accounting Standards basis.




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Table 3.2.4: Budgeted departmental statement of cash flows
(for the period ended 30 June)
                                          Estimated      Budget     Forward     Forward     Forward
                                              actual   estimate    estimate    estimate    estimate
                                            2010-11     2011-12     2012-13     2013-14     2014-15
                                               $'000       $'000       $'000       $'000       $'000
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Cash received
  Goods and services                             49         65          65          65          65
  Appropriations                             34,348     70,873      52,872      47,640      47,255
  Net GST received                            1,048      1,906       1,035         776         700
  Cash from the OPA                           2,557          -         882         489           -
Total cash received                          38,002     72,844      54,854      48,970      48,020
Cash used
  Employees                                  25,258     44,514      42,257      39,516      39,338
  Suppliers                                  12,744     23,146      12,597       9,454       8,534
  Cash to the OPA                                 -      5,184           -           -         148
Total cash used                              38,002     72,844      54,854      48,970      48,020
Net cash from (used by)
  operating activities                             -          -           -           -           -
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Cash used
  Purchase of property, plant
    and equipment                             1,040      1,035       1,243       1,672       1,029
Total cash used                               1,040      1,035       1,243       1,672       1,029
Net cash from (used by)
  investing activities                       (1,040)    (1,035)     (1,243)     (1,672)     (1,029)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Cash received
  Contributed equity                          1,040      1,035       1,243       1,672       1,029
  Other                                          50          -           -           -           -
Total cash received                           1,090      1,035       1,243       1,672       1,029
Net cash from (used by)
  financing activities                        1,090      1,035       1,243       1,672       1,029
Net increase (decrease)
  in cash held                                    50          -           -           -           -
  Cash and cash equivalents at the
     beginning of the reporting period             -        50          50          50          50
Cash and cash equivalents at the
  end of the reporting period                     50        50          50          50          50
Prepared on Australian Accounting Standards basis.




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Table 3.2.5: Departmental Capital Budget Statement
                                           Estimated     Budget    Forw ard   Forw ard   Forw ard
                                               actual   estimate   estimate   estimate   estimate
                                            2010-11     2011-12    2012-13    2013-14    2014-15
                                               $'000       $'000      $'000      $'000      $'000
CAPITAL APPROPRIATIONS
 Capital budget - Bill 1 (DCB)                1,040      1,035       1,243      1,672      1,029
Total capital appropriations                  1,040      1,035       1,243      1,672      1,029
Total new capital appropriations
Represented by:
 Purchase of non-financial assets             1,040      1,035       1,243      1,672      1,029
Total Item s                                  1,040      1,035       1,243      1,672      1,029
PURCHASE OF NON-FINANCIAL
 ASSETS
 Funded by capital appropriation - DCB        1,040      1,035       1,243      1,672      1,029
TOTAL                                         1,040      1,035       1,243      1,672      1,029
RECONCILIATION OF CASH
  USED TO ACQUIRE ASSETS
  TO ASSET MOVEMENT TABLE
Total purchases                                1,040     1,035       1,243      1,672      1,029
Total cash used to
  acquire assets                               1,040     1,035       1,243      1,672      1,029
Prepared on Australian Accounting Standards basis.




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Table 3.2.6: Budgeted departmental statement of asset movements (2011-12)
                                               Other property,   Intangibles      Total
                                                     plant and
                                                    equipment
                                                         $'000        $'000       $'000
As at 1 July 2011
Gross book value                                          129        1,040       1,169
Accumulated depreciation/amortisation
 and impairment                                           48           104         152
Opening net book balance                                  81           936       1,017
CAPITAL ASSET ADDITIONS
Estim ated expenditure on
 new or replacem ent assets
By purchase - appropriation ordinary
 annual services                                            -        1,035       1,035
Total additions                                             -        1,035       1,035
Other m ovem ents
Depreciation/amortisation expense                         43           312         355
As at 30 June 2012
Gross book value                                          129        2,075       2,204
Accumulated depreciation/amortisation
  and impairment                                          91           416         507
Closing net book balance                                  38         1,659       1,697
Prepared on Australian Accounting Standards basis.




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Table 3.2.7: Schedule of budgeted income and expenses administered on behalf
of Government (for the period ended 30 June)
                                    Estimated          Budget     Forw ard    Forw ard    Forw ard
                                        actual        estimate    estimate    estimate    estimate
                                     2010-11          2011-12     2012-13     2013-14     2014-15
                                        $'000            $'000       $'000       $'000       $'000
INCOME ADMINISTERED ON
  BEHALF OF GOVERNMENT
Revenue
Taxation revenue
  Other                                1,340           1,840        1,840       1,840       1,840
Total taxation revenue                 1,340           1,840        1,840       1,840       1,840
Non-taxation revenue
 Sale of goods and rendering
   of services                        10,229          14,717       14,717      14,717      14,717
 Interest                              6,038           6,781        6,015       5,175       4,387
 Royalties                               667           1,000        1,000       1,000       1,000
Total non-taxation revenue            16,934          22,498       21,732      20,892      20,104
Total revenues adm inistered
 on behalf of Governm ent             18,274          24,338       23,572      22,732      21,944
Total incom e adm inistered
 on behalf of Governm ent             18,274          24,338       23,572      22,732      21,944
EXPENSES ADMINISTERED ON
  BEHALF OF GOVERNMENT
  Employee benefits                       8,613    11,702           11,960      12,199      12,468
  Supplier expenses                      80,421    77,581           81,858      77,539      78,107
  Grants                              2,436,170 1,876,726        2,444,232   2,574,697   2,516,296
  Depreciation and amortisation          14,331    21,786           22,106      22,089      22,089
Total expenses adm inistered
  on behalf of Governm ent            2,539,535 1,987,795        2,560,156   2,686,524   2,628,960
Prepared on Australian Accounting Standards basis.




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Table 3.2.8: Schedule of budgeted assets and liabilities administered on behalf
of Government (as at 30 June)
                                         Estimated     Budget    Forw ard   Forw ard   Forw ard
                                             actual   estimate   estimate   estimate   estimate
                                          2010-11     2011-12    2012-13    2013-14    2014-15
                                             $'000       $'000      $'000      $'000      $'000
ASSETS ADMINISTERED ON
  BEHALF OF GOVERNMENT
Financial assets
  Cash and cash equivalents                   31           31         31         31         31
  Receivables                            116,895      110,119    102,556     94,261     85,431
  Other                                      895          895        895        895        895
Total financial assets                   117,821      111,045    103,482     95,187     86,357
Non-financial assets
 Land and buildings                      232,935      242,682    253,554    253,551    257,441
 Property, plant and equipment           368,396      387,189    397,445    392,633    378,690
 Intangibles                               2,981        2,928      2,884      2,739      2,634
 Hertitage and cultural assets            66,144       65,987     65,830     65,673     65,804
 Inventories                               1,908        1,908      1,908      1,908      1,908
Total non-financial assets               672,364      700,694    721,621    716,504    706,477
Total assets adm inistered
 on behalf of Governm ent                790,185      811,739    825,103    811,691    792,834
LIABILITIES ADMINISTERED ON
  BEHALF OF GOVERNMENT
Payables
  Suppliers                                    30         30         30         30         30
Total payables                                 30         30         30         30         30
Provisions
 Employee provisions                        1,906       1,906      1,906      1,906      1,906
 Other                                      2,983       2,983      2,983      2,983      2,983
Total provisions                            4,889       4,889      4,889      4,889      4,889
Total liabilities adm inistered
  on behalf of Governm ent                   4,919      4,919      4,919      4,919      4,919
Prepared on Australian Accounting Standards basis.




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Table 3.2.9: Schedule of budgeted administered cash flows
(for the period ended 30 June)
                                  Estimated       Budget     Forw ard     Forw ard     Forw ard
                                      actual     estimate    estimate     estimate     estimate
                                   2010-11       2011-12     2012-13      2013-14      2014-15
                                       $'000        $'000       $'000        $'000        $'000
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Cash received
 Sales of goods and rendering
   of services                     11,150        16,042       16,042       16,042       16,042
 Interest                           5,220         6,781        6,015        5,175        4,387
 Taxes                              1,340         1,840        1,840        1,840        1,840
 Net GST received                   8,303         5,657        6,042        5,654        5,705
 Royalties                            667         1,000        1,000        1,000        1,000
Total cash received                26,680        31,320       30,939       29,711       28,974
Cash used
 Grant payments                  2,465,153     1,876,726    2,444,232    2,574,697    2,516,296
 Suppliers                         111,716        84,563       89,225       84,518       85,137
 Employees                           8,613        11,702       11,960       12,199       12,468
Total cash used                  2,585,482     1,972,991    2,545,417    2,671,414    2,613,901
Net cash from (used by)
 operating activities           (2,558,802) (1,941,671) (2,514,478) (2,641,703) (2,584,927)
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Cash received
  Other                              5,653          6,776      7,563        8,295        8,830
Total cash received                  5,653          6,776      7,563        8,295        8,830
Cash used
 Purchase of property, plant
   and equipment                   18,542        50,116       43,033       16,972       12,062
Total cash used                    18,542        50,116       43,033       16,972       12,062
Net cash from (used by)
 investing activities              (12,889)      (43,340)     (35,470)      (8,677)      (3,232)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Cash received
  Other                                    31             -          -          -           -
Total cash received                        31             -          -          -           -
Net cash from (used by)
  financing activities                     31             -          -          -           -
Net increase (decrease) in
   cash held                       (2,571,660) (1,985,011) (2,549,948) (2,650,380) (2,588,159)
  Cash and cash equivalents at
    beginning of reporting period            -           31         31         31          31
  Cash from OPA for:
    - Appropriations                2,594,133     2,015,125  2,580,083  2,680,407   2,617,933
    - Special Accounts                    667         1,000      1,000      1,000       1,000
                                    2,594,800     2,016,156  2,581,114  2,681,438   2,618,964
  Cash to OPA for:
    - Appropriations                  (22,442)      (30,114)   (30,135)   (30,027)    (29,774)
    - Special Accounts                   (667)       (1,000)    (1,000)    (1,000)     (1,000)
                                      (23,109)      (31,114)   (31,135)   (31,027)    (30,774)
Cash and cash equivalents
  at end of reporting period               31            31         31         31          31
Prepared on Australian Accounting Standards basis.


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Table 3.2.10: Schedule of administered capital budget
                                              Estimated     Budget    Forw ard    Forw ard     Forw ard
                                                  actual   estimate   estimate    estimate     estimate
                                               2010-11     2011-12    2012-13     2013-14      2014-15
                                                  $'000       $'000      $'000       $'000        $'000
CAPITAL APPROPRIATIONS
 Capital budget - Bill 1 (ACB)                   5,062      10,805       8,835       7,872      12,062
 Administered assets and
   liabilities - Bill 2                         11,209      33,982      34,198       9,100           -
Total capital appropriations                    16,271      44,787      43,033      16,972      12,062
Total new capital appropriations
Represented by:
 Purchase of non-financial assets               16,271      44,787      43,033      16,972      12,062
Total Item s                                    16,271      44,787      43,033      16,972      12,062
PURCHASE OF NON-FINANCIAL
 ASSETS
 Funded by capital appropriations                5,880      39,311      34,198       9,100           -
 Funded by capital appropriation - ACB           5,062      10,805       8,835       7,872      12,062
 Funded internally from reserves                 7,600           -           -           -           -
TOTAL                                           18,542      50,116      43,033      16,972      12,062
 RECONCILIATION OF CASH
   USED TO ACQUIRE ASSETS
   TO ASSET MOVEMENT TABLE
 Total purchases                                  18,542      50,116       43,033     16,972     12,062
 Total cash used to
   acquire assets                                 18,542      50,116       43,033     16,972     12,062
Prepared on Australian Accounting Standards basis.
Note: $5.3 million of capital expenditure funded from Bill 2 Appropriation has been rephased from 2010-11 to
2011-12 for the Christmas Island Housing Project.




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Table 3.2.11: Schedule of budgeted asset movements administered on behalf of
Government (2011-12)
                                         Land    Buildings     Other    Heritage Intangibles     Total
                                                           property, and cultural
                                                           plant and     assets
                                                          equipment
                                         $'000      $'000      $'000       $'000       $'000     $'000
As at 1 July 2011
Gross book value                       82,241    156,036     383,380     66,736       3,208    691,601
Accumulated depreciation/
  amortisation and impairment               -      5,342      14,984        592         227     21,145
Opening net book balance               82,241    150,694     368,396     66,144       2,981    670,456
CAPITAL ASSET ADDITIONS
Estimated expenditure on
  new or replacement assets
By purchase - appropriation equity           -    13,329      25,982           -          -     39,311
By purchase - appropriation
  ordinary annual services                   -     1,823       8,323        559        100      10,805
Total additions                              -    15,152      34,305        559        100      50,116
Other movements
Depreciation/amortisation expense            -     5,405      15,512        716        153      21,786
As at 30 June 2012
Gross book value                       82,241     171,188    417,685     67,295       3,308    741,717
Accumulated depreciation/
  amortisation and impairment                -     10,747     30,496      1,308         380     42,931
Closing net book balance               82,241     160,441    387,189     65,987       2,928    698,786
Prepared on Australian Accounting Standards basis.




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