Efficiency KPI

Efficiency key performance indicators are provided for Coastal Infrastructure, Marine Safety, On-demand Transport, Driver and Vehicle Services and Strategic Transport Policy and Integrated Planning.

  Measures of efficiency

The measures of efficiency relate to the outputs (services provided) to the level of resource inputs required to produce them (e.g. cost per unit of output). Whilst the effectiveness indicators measure the success in achieving the Departmental desired outcomes, the efficiency indicators measure the efficiency (in most cases the cost per unit of the service delivered) in providing the service that relates to the Departmental outcome.

When calculating cost measures of efficiency all costs involved with providing the service such as corporate, division and business unit overheads are included.

  Service 1: Strategic Transport Policy and Integrated Planning

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This service contributes to the provision of leadership for strategic management and development and protection of economic nodes and networks through the provision of a range of services including:

  • analysis, planning and implementation of urban infrastructure projects and models to manage future travel demands;
  • strategic policy development which supports the achievement of sustainable, effective and practical solutions for Western Australian transport networks and addresses capacity issues; 
  • policy advice and strategic transport solutions to Government;
  • representation and negotiation, on behalf of the State Government, at national level transport-related forums to produce positive outcomes that promote and protect Western Australian interests;
  • program management and delivery of major intermodal infrastructure planning and development activities that assists in economic development;
  • quality assurance and assessment of the return on investment for government funds in transport projects; and
  • monitoring industry and public demand-growth to provide best practice transport channels and access which alleviated environmental impacts.
Description 2015-16
Actual
2016-17
Actual
2017-18
Actual
2018-19
Budget Target
2018-19
Actual
Average cost per policy hour for Strategic Transport Policy Development.1 $96.04 $96.11 $94.21 $124.73 $119.55
Average cost per planning hour for integrated transport planning development.2 $116.34 $117.80 $107.63 $159.42 $144.24

Reasons for significant variance

The variance between 2018-19 Budget Target and 2018-19 Actual is due to several factors resulting in reduced costs including:

  • the transfer of resources from policy development to planning areas; and
  • the realignment of the Policy, Planning and Investment Division.

The variance between 2018-19 Actual and 2017-18 Actual is due to an increase in costs associated with policy development attributable to:

  • an increase in works associated with the Your Move Bassendean program; and
  • the realignment of the Policy, Planning and Investment Division from a policy to a planning focus resulting in a reduction in policy hours.

The variance between 2018-19 Budget Target and 2018-19 Actual is due to several factors including:

  • the realignment of the Policy, Planning and Investment Division resulting in reduced costs; and
  • a significant increase in planning hours undertaken to facilitate the Westport project, which reduced the unit costs.

The variance between 2018-19 Actual and 2017-18 Actual is mainly due to an increase in costs associated with planning works including:

  • the carryover of the Local Projects Local Jobs election commitment from 2017-18;
  • expenses incurred for undertaking the evaluation of the Principal Shared Paths program; and
  • an increase in planning works for the Westport project.

 

  Service 2: Driver and Vehicle Services

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This service contributes towards the provision of safe, accessible, sustainable and efficient transport services and systems through the provision of driver licensing and vehicle registration services for:

  • setting motor vehicle standards in accordance with national and State Government requirements, examining motor vehicles for compliance with those standards and registering and transferring compliant motor vehicles;
  • setting standards and requirements for the issue of a driverís licence in accordance with State Government legislation and national identity and security and privacy policies;
  • assessing driver competency, issuing and renewing driver licences in accordance with national and State Government requirements and driver competency standards;
  • securing and maintaining a database of registered vehicles and drivers and managing vehicle identification numbers to support the enforcement of road traffic and other relevant laws;
  • collecting revenue on behalf of government; and
  • informing and educating road users about driver licensing, vehicle registration and related requirements.
Description 2015-16
Actual
2016-17
Actual
2017-18
Actual
2018-19
Budget Target
2018-19
Actual
Average cost per vehicle and driver transaction.1 $18.24 $18.37 $16.80 $17.66 $16.79
Average cost per vehicle inspection performed by Vehicle Examination Centres.2 $288.12 $289.33 $360.25 $169.94 $99.99
Average cost per vehicle inspection delivered through Authorised Inspection Stations.3 $121.04 $128.92 $125.78 $138.07 $134.04
Average cost per driver assessment.4 $97.25 $103.49 $107.26 $108.93 $105.19

Reasons for significant variance

1 The variance between 2018-19 Budget Target and 2018-19 Actual is due to the reduction in operating costs. There was no significant variance between the 2017-18 Actual and 2018-19 Actual.

The variance between 2018-19 Budget Target and Actual is mainly due to the 64 per cent increase in transaction volumes, being 1,604 vehicle inspections above the Target. This is due to the increase in demand for specialised light and heavy vehicle inspections, a higher than anticipated number of re-inspections, work order inspections and inspections to grant WA vehicle licences for vehicles which were previously registered under the Federal Interstate Registration Scheme (FIRS).

FIRS was previously established under the Interstate Road Transport Act 1985 as an alternative to state-based registration for heavy vehicles weighing more than 4.5 tonnes for vehicles engaged solely in the interstate carriage of passengers or goods. On 10 May 2018, the Federal Parliament passed the Interstate Road Transport Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2018 which closed FIRS to new applicants and renewals, resulting in vehicles which were previously exempt from holding a WA vehicle licence requiring a vehicle inspection to be performed.

The increase in inspections due to this change in federal legislation was not included within the Budget Target, resulting in a significant variance in inspections performed.

The variance between 2017-18 Actual and 2018-19 Actual is due to the expansion of the Authorised Inspection Stations (AIS) partnership model resulting in the shift of inspections from DoTís Vehicle Examination Centres (VEC) to AIS. In 2018-19 DoTís VECs only inspected highly specialised and modified light and heavy vehicles and vehicles that are high risk from a safety perspective, with all other inspections being undertaken by AIS.

There was no significant variance between the 2018-19 Budget Target and the 2018-19 Actual or between the 2017-18 Actual and the 2018-19 Actual.

4 There was no significant variance between the 2018-19 Budget Target and the 2018-19 Actual or between the 2017-18 Actual and the 2018-19 Actual.

  Service 3: Coastal Infrastructure

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This service contributes towards the Departmentís outcome of an accessible and safe transport system through a range of coastal infrastructure services including:

  • planning, building and managing new and existing land and water-based maritime facilities;
  • the provision of coastal engineering advice and solutions for new and existing land and water-based maritime facilities; and
  • the provision of oceanographic, cartographic and geographic information.
Description 2015-16 Actual 2016-17 Actual 2017-18
Actual
2018-19
Budget Target
2018-19
Actual
Average cost per day per maritime infrastructure asset managed. $79.44 $94.18 $80.81 $84.71 $85.08

Reasons for significant variance

There was no significant variance between the 2018-19 Budget Target and the 2018-19 Actual.

The variance between the 2017-18 Actual and the 2018-19 Actual is due to the decrease in a number of assets as a result of decommissioning pens in Two Rocks Marina as part of redevelopment works, partially offset by the release of new pens at Hillarys Boat Harbour.

  Service 4: Marine Safety

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This service contributes towards the safe and sustainable navigable waters through the provision of a range of marine safety regulatory and education services including: 

  • regulation and administration of marine industry services and safety standards, including on water compliance patrols;
  • licensing of recreations vessel, marine safety education, navigational services and aids in accordance with relevant legislation; and
  • marine protection through provision of a pollution response team.
Description 2015-16 Actual 2016-17 Actual 2017-18
Actual
2018-19 Budget
Target
2018-19
Actual
Average cost per private recreational vessel registration.1 $107.22 $127.23 $140.03 $153.68 $139.65
Cost to maintain marine pollution response preparedness per registered vessel.2 $23.15 $29.29 $31.13 $30.77 $36.75

Reasons for significant variance

The variance between the 2018-19 Budget Target and the 2018-19 Actual is due to the reduction in costs driven by a Business Unit realignment and moving from printing publications to digital technologies.

There was no significant variance between the 2017-18 Actual and the 2018-19 Actual.

2 The variances between the 2018-19 Budget Target and the 2018-19 Actual and the 2017-18 Actual and 2018-19 Actual are due to an increase in one-off costs, such as training, travelling and equipment, to enhance DoTís ability to provide Maritime Environment Emergency Response as part of its Hazard Management Agency obligations.

  Service 5: On-demand Transport

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This service provides a regulatory environment that encourages competition and innovation in the onĖdemand transport industry to deliver safe, accessible and efficient onĖdemand transport services for our community through:

  • collecting and analysing data to regulate new and existing taxi and omnibus providers in the industry through education and compliance;
  • administering travel subsidies for taxi users, students and pensioners; and
  • supporting government planning and policy development for on-demand transport services.
Description 2015-16
Actual
2016-17
Actual
2017-18
Actual
2018-19
Budget Target
2018-19
Actual
Cost of regulation per taxi plate administered. $4,046.14 $1,812.27 $1,669.02 $2,032.17 $1,382.42

Reasons for significant variance

The variance between the 2018-19 Budget Target and the 2018-19 Actual and the variance between the 2017-18 Actual and 2018-19 Actual is due to cost savings achieved through the implementation of efficiency measures.

 

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