Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Section 2: Outcomes and planned performance
Australian Government outcomes are the intended results, impacts or consequences of actions by the Australian Government on the Australian community. Commonwealth programs are the primary vehicle by which government entities achieve the intended results of their outcome statements. Entities are required to identify the programs which contribute to Australian Government outcomes over the Budget and forward years.
Each outcome is described below together with its related programs. The following provides detailed information on expenses for each outcome and program, further broken down by funding source.
Performance reporting requirements in the PB Statements are part of the enhanced Commonwealth performance framework established by the PGPA Act. It is anticipated that the performance criteria described in PB Statements will be read with broader information provided in an entity's corporate plans and annual performance statements—included in Annual Reports—to provide an entity's complete performance story.
Corporate plans for CASA can be found at: www.casa.gov.au/publication/corporate-plan-2017-18.
The most recent annual performance statement can be found at: www.casa.gov.au/publications-and-resources/publication/annual-report-2016-17.
2.1 Budgeted expenses and performance for Outcome 1
Outcome 1: Maximise aviation safety through a regulatory regime, detailed technical material on safety standards, comprehensive aviation industry oversight, risk analysis, industry consultation, education and training.
Budgeted expenses for Outcome 1
The table below shows how much CASA intends to spend (on an accrual basis) on achieving the outcome, broken down by program, as well as by departmental funding sources.
Table 2.2: Performance criteria for Outcome 1
Table 2.2 below details the performance criteria for each program associated with Outcome 1. It also summarises how each program is delivered and where 2018–19 Budget measures have created new programs or materially changed existing programs.
|Outcome 1—Maximise aviation safety through a regulatory regime, detailed technical material on safety standards, comprehensive aviation industry oversight, risk analysis, industry consultation, education and training.|
The following 3 goals represent the goods and services produced by the program in delivering its outcome.
|Purposes||CASA is Australia's aviation safety regulator and is a corporate Commonwealth entity under the PGPA Act and was established on 6 July 1995 under the Civil Aviation Act 1988 (the Act). The main objective of the Act is to establish a regulatory framework to maintain, enhance and promote civil aviation safety, with an emphasis on preventing aviation accidents and incidents.
In exercising its powers and performing its functions, CASA is required to regard the safety of air navigation as the most important consideration.
CASA's key role is to conduct the safety regulation of civil air operations in Australian territory and the operation of Australian aircraft outside Australian territory. CASA is also responsible for ensuring that Australian-administered airspace is administered and used safely.
CASA, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities, Airservices Australia and the Department of Defence constitute Australia's aviation safety framework, each with separate and distinct functions, but working together as an integrated system.
In keeping with CASA's fundamental obligations, efforts are maintained and promoted at all times to ensure our decision-making and actions are lawful, fair, reasonable and consistent, and in all cases contribute to optimal safety outcomes, while not unnecessarily impeding the efficient operation of entities that we regulate.
|Delivery||CASA has a range of key performance areas through which it will deliver its outcome. The detailed initiatives to measure success against these performance areas are outlined in full in the CASA Corporate Plan.|
|Current performance information|
|Year||Performance criteria||Targets||Estimated achievement|
|2017–18||Number of accidents per hours flown by industry sector||Reducing trend (a)||Reducing trend (a)|
|Number of incidents per hours flown by industry sector||Reducing trend (a)||Reducing trend (a)|
|Clear, open and transparent engagement with the industry to support the continuous improvement of an efficient and effective aviation safety regulatory framework||Continued focus on improving CASA's stakeholder engagement with a stakeholder relationship survey to be undertaken in 2018||Comparative improvement between 2015 and 2018 stakeholder relationship survey results|
|Forward looking performance information|
|2018–19 and beyond||Number of accidents per hours flown by industry sector||Reducing trend|
|Number of incidents per hours flown by industry sector||Reducing trend|
|Clear, open and transparent engagement with the industry to support the continuous improvement of an efficient and effective aviation safety regulatory framework||Improved stakeholder engagement with the industry|
|Material changes to Program 1.1 resulting from the following measures:
- This key performance indicator relies on the availability of data which is not published by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) until after 30 June each year.