Effectiveness KPI: Outcome 1

Outcome 1: Integrated transport systems that facilitate economic development.

  Outcome 1: Integrated transport systems that facilitate economic development - Overview

Image of regional airfield and planes
Image of regional airfield and planes

DoT's Policy, Planning and Investment Division develops, integrates and regulates Western Australia's transport systems and infrastructure, which is integral to servicing the State's business and social communities.

DoT determines the location of major transport routes and infrastructure, their suitability for a range of transport services and how each route integrates into the broader transport system for boats, trains, aircraft and vehicles.

Providing regular and adequate public transport air services to key Western Australian regional communities is the responsibility of the Transport Strategy and Reform Directorate. DoT ensures all aircraft that carry passengers for regular public transport or charter purposes within the State are licensed annually.

DoT measures its effectiveness in meeting this outcome through the:

  • Percentage of containerised freight transported via rail in relation to total metropolitan container movements to and from Fremantle port.
  • Percentage of regional Local Government Areas (LGAs) that have access to regular public transport air services between the LGA and Perth.

  Percentage of containerised freight transported via rail in relation to total metropolitan container movements to and from Fremantle Port

Image of cargo ship in Fremantle Port
Image of cargo ship in Fremantle Port

This indicator informs how effectively DoT is shifting the transportation of freight to rail, and thereby reducing heavy vehicle movements and congestion and improving the efficiency of the road network.

A significant proportion of metropolitan container movements occur on arterial roads between the key freight precinct of KewdaleForrestfield and Fremantle Port. In order to reduce the impact of an increasing freight task on metropolitan roads, the State Government is committed to increasing the volume of freight on rail by way of subsidising the freight rail service between North Quay Rail Terminal at Fremantle Port and Forrestfield Terminal.

The outcome of this indicator is measured by capturing the proportion of total metropolitan container freight movements by rail to total port container volume movements to and from Fremantle Port. Specifically, this is measured as a percentage of Twentyfoot Equivalent Unit (TEU) freight transported by rail, in relation to total TEU movements through Fremantle Port.

Description 2014-15 Actual 2015-16 Actual 2016-17
Actual
2017-18
Target
2017-18 Actual
Percentage of containerised freight transported via rail in relation to total metropolitan container movements to and from Fremantle Port. 13.2% 14.6% 15.2% 15.8% 16.1%

Reasons for significant variance

There was no significant variance noted this year between 2017-18 Budget Target and 2017-18 Actual.

The variance between the 2016-17 Actual and 2017-18 Actual is due to an increase in overall port volumes in 2017-18 by more than 7 per cent to 769,403 twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) containers. This increase provided the basis for growth in rail volumes. The increase in the container rail subsidy rate from $30 per TEU to $50 per TEU which came into effect on 1 January 2018, further supported the observed significant growth in rail mode share to 16.1 per cent in 2017-18. Since the increase in the subsidy rate, the rail mode share averaged above 17 per cent.

  Percentage of regional Local Government Areas (LGAs) that have access to regular public transport air services between the LGA and Perth

Image of regional airfield and plane
Image of regional airfield and plane

This indicator measures DoT's effectiveness in meeting its responsibility in ensuring regional communities have access to regular public transport (RPT) air services to Perth for economic and social purposes.

The outcome of this indicator is measured by determining the percentage of LGAs that have a population greater than 500 and that are within 250 kilometres of an airport by sealed road which receives two or more RPT air services per week in each direction.

The high percentage achieved indicates that regional communities have access to RPT air services within 250 kilometres of the airport receiving two or more RPT air services per week. A reduction in the percentage of LGAs being serviced by RPT air services would indicate that services to remote communities are not being maintained.

Description 2014-15 Actual 2015-16 Actual 2016-17
Actual
2017-18
Target
2017-18
Actual
Percentage of regional Local Government Areas (LGAs) that have access to regular public transport air services between the LGA and Perth. 93.5% 93.5% 93.5% 93.5% 93.7%

Reason for significant variance

There was no significant variance noted this year between 2017-18 Budget Target and 2017-18 Actual or 2016-17 Actual and 2017-18 Actual.

 

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