Effectiveness KPI: Outcome 3

Outcome 3: An accessible and safe transport system.

  Outcome 3: An accessible and safe transport system - Overview

Accessible boating facility
Accessible boating facility

Under the Transport Coordination Act 1966 (the Act), the Jetties Act 1926 and the Shipping and Pilotage Act 1967, DoT is responsible for coordinating and planning the accessibility and safety considerations for the transport system.

A range of business units are involved in ensuring the accessibility and safety across the transport system. DoT's Coastal Infrastructure business unit is responsible for accessibility to marine related infrastructure and waterways while its Marine Safety business unit provides regulation, education, training and compliance monitoring to ensure safety of marine vessels and their users.

DoT's On-demand Transport business unit is responsible for ensuring an adequate taxi service is provided to the public of Western Australia. Vehicle and driver safety in taxis is the responsibility of Driver and Vehicle Services in its role in administering road laws, as defined in the Road Traffic (Administration) Act 2008. This is covered under Outcome 2 of DoT's outcome structure: 'Vehicles and road users that meet established vehicle standards and driver competencies to deliver safe vehicles and safe drivers'. Safety for taxi operators and passengers, not related to use of vehicles on the road (for example, speeding or careless driving), is the responsibility of the Western Australia Police in its community safety role.

The effectiveness indicators below measure transport system accessibility and safety for DoT.

Accessibility

  • Percentage by which the waiting time standard for Metropolitan Area Taxis is met; and
  • Percentage of time maritime infrastructure is fit for purpose when required.

Safety

  • Rate of reported incidents (accidents) on the water per 100 commercial vessels surveyed; and
  • Rate of reported incidents (accidents) on the water per 10,000 registered recreational vessels.

  Effectiveness KPI - Accessibility: Percentage by which the waiting time standard for Metropolitan Area Taxis is met

Taxi rank Wellington Street
Taxi rank Wellington Street

Following the 1999 National Competition Policy Review of the Perth Metropolitan Taxi Industry, the then Department for Planning and Infrastructure introduced performance standards for the industry. Performance standards have been in place since 1 July 2000 and the taxi industry is required to meet these standards.

This indicator assists in identifying supply versus demand requirements for the taxi industry and its customers. The wait times for taxis, both pre-booked and requested 'as soon as possible', have been measured during both peak and off-peak times. Orders that meet the performance standard, as detailed in the table below, are determined and presented as a percentage against all bookings.

Booking type Period Target time
Pre-booked Peak 5 minutes
Pre-booked Off-peak 5 minutes
ASAP Peak 20 minutes
ASAP Off-peak 15 minutes

This assessment gives DoT the ability to provide the Minister with evidence-based policy recommendations and, therefore, directly assists the regulatory function of DoT.

Description 2014-15 Actual 2015-16 Actual 2016-17 Actual 2017-18
Target
2017-18
Actual
Percentage by which the waiting time standard for Metropolitan Area Taxis is met. 92% 95.7% 91.8% 91.0% 91.7%

Reasons 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.

  Effectiveness KPI - Accessibility: Percentage of time maritime infrastructure is fit for purpose when required

Marina with rocks in foreground
Marina with rocks in foreground

DoT is responsible for the planning, creation, enhancement and management of new and existing land and waterbased maritime facilities for small craft boats throughout Western Australia.

DoT manages and maintains facilities at approximately 50 discrete locations throughout the State, including a variety of maritime infrastructure assets, such as jetties, boat launching facilities, pens and mooring areas, as well as associated navigational aids and access to facilities via dredged channels.

This indicator measures the percentage of time that these maritime facilities under DoT's managerial control were accessible to the public throughout 2017-18.

The accessibility of four maritime facilities pens, jetties, navigational aids and dredged channels is individually calculated in terms of percentage. These individual percentages are then aggregated and divided by four to arrive at the indicator's result.

The high percentage of availability achieved indicates that maritime facilities under DoT's managerial control were appropriately maintained and accessible to the public.

Description 2014-15 Actual 2015-16 Actual 2016-17
Actual
2017-18
Target
2017-18
Actual
Percentage of time maritime infrastructure is fit for purpose when required. 99.4% 99.1% 99.6% 99.7% 99.8%

Reasons 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.

  Effectiveness KPI - Safety: Rate of reported incidents (accidents) on the water per 100 commercial vessels surveyed

Image of commercial fishing boats
Image of commercial fishing boats

This indicator measures the effectiveness of DoT's safety initiatives in ensuring that commercial vessels in Western Australia meet minimum standards for construction and equipment safety before they are allowed to operate.

The Commercial Vessel Safety branch (CVS) within DoT is a delegate to the National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety under the auspice of the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law 2012. As a delegate of the National Regulator, CVS ensures all commercial vessels in Western Australia are subject to survey to certify they meet minimum standards for construction and equipment safety before they are allowed to operate.

All accidents that result in serious injury or death, or cause damage to the vessel rendering it unseaworthy or unsafe must be reported.

The information for this indicator is derived from DoT's commercial vessel database and the marine incidents database. It is calculated by dividing the number of incidents by the number of commercial vessels holding current survey certificates (expressed as a rate per hundred vessels).

Description 2014-15 Actual 2015-16 Actual 2016-17
Actual
2017-18
Target
2017-18
Actual
Rate of reported incidents (accidents) on the water per 100 commercial vessels surveyed. 5.4 3.4 3.0 4.4 4.0

Reasons for significant variance

The variance between 2017-18 Budget Target and 2017-18 Actual is due to the definition of incidents being broadened by AMSA as the National Regulator.

A conservative approach was taken with setting the forecast target (910 vessels) which increased in actual by almost 50 per cent to account for the number of minor incidents reported and recorded.

The variance between the 2016-17 Actual and 2017-18 Actual is due to an increase in the number of surveyed vessels from 1,837 in 2016-17 to 1,919 in 2018-19. This unexpected increase relates partly to charter boat/passenger vessels which were involved in incidents predominantly (67 per cent) of a minor nature resulting from the National Regulator AMSA broadening the definition of 'minor' incidents.

  Effectiveness KPI - Safety: Rate of reported incidents (accidents) on the water per 10,000 registered recreational vessels

Image of moored recreational boats
Image of moored recreational boats

This indicator measures the effectiveness of DoT's safety initiatives on recreational boating behaviour.

The data for this indicator is sourced from DoT's recreational vessel registration and the marine incidents database. It is calculated by dividing the number of incidents by the number of registered recreational vessels (expressed as a rate).

Under the Navigable Waters Regulations 1958, all vessels that have a motor or have the capacity to have a motor fitted, must be registered to operate on navigable waters in Western Australia. In addition, it is a requirement under the Western Australian Marine Act 1982 for people to report any accident or incident that results in serious injury or death, or the vessel being damaged enough to make it unseaworthy or unsafe.

Description 2014-15 Actual 2015-16 Actual 2016-17
Actual
2017-18
Target
2017-18
Actual
Rate of reported incidents (accidents) on the water per 10,000 registered recreational vessels. 11.0 11.5 12.6 11.1 9.9

Reasons for significant variance

The variance between 2017-18 Budget Target and 2017-18 Actual is due to the number of minor incidents, predominantly in the metropolitan area, decreasing by 10.8 per cent. To further improve water safety, DoT is implementing a safety education behaviour change strategy from now until 2023. The strategy will focus on boater location, weather interpretation and safety equipment accessibility.

The variance between the 2016-17 Actual and 2017-18 Actual is due to a decrease in incidents. This can be contributed to DoT's greater emphasis on implementing a water safety education behaviour change strategy focusing on boater location, weather interpretation and safety equipment accessibility.

 

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