Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Section 1: Entity overview and resources

1.1: Strategic direction statement

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is at the forefront of the Australian Government's efforts to support great cities, strong regions and connect Australians, as well as to provide an environment in which all Australians can access and benefit from communications services, creative experiences and culture.

The Department was established by the Administrative Arrangements Order made on 5 December 2019, with effect from 1 February 2020.

The Department's full Strategic Direction Statement can be found in the 2019–20 PB Statements for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities, and the Department of Communications and the Arts.

Program performance information is captured in the relevant 2019–20 PB Statements and Corporate Plan of the two former departments noted above. The 2019–20 Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Annual Report will acquit these documents' performance information. Further information regarding each of these departmental documents is also available at

www.infrastructure.gov.au/department/about/corporate-plan.aspx and www.communications.gov.au/who-we-are/department/2019-2020-corporate-plan.

1.2: Entity resource statement

The Entity resource statement details the resourcing for the department at Additional Estimates. Table 1.1 shows the total resources from all sources for the 2019–20 Budget year, including variations through Appropriation Bills Nos. 3 and 4, special appropriations and special accounts.

Table 1.1: Entity resource statement—Additional estimates for 2019–20 as at Additional Estimates February 2020

1.3: Entity measures

Table 1.2 summarises new Government measures taken since the 2019–20 Budget. The table is split into revenue and expense measures, with the affected program identified.

Table 1.2: Entity 2019–20 measures since Budget

1.4: Additional estimates and variations

The following tables detail the changes to the resourcing for the department at Additional Estimates, by outcome. Table 1.3 details the additional estimates resulting from new measures and other variations since the 2019–20 Budget in Appropriation Bills Nos. 3 and 4.

Table 1.3: Additional estimates and other variations to outcomes since 2019–20 Budget

1.5: Breakdown of additional estimates by appropriation bill

The following tables detail the additional estimates sought for the department through Appropriation Bills Nos. 3 and 4.

Table 1.4: Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2019–20

Table 1.5: Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2019–20

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