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Introduction

This section provides information about which activities are required to have performance measures, and what approved organisations and the Transport Agency (state highways) need to do to provide the required performance information.

If you need any assistance with the reporting requirements, please talk to your Transport Agency contact. Alternatively, you can get in touch through our contact and support form.

 

Activity classes requiring performance measures

 Activities in the following activity classes require performance measures:

Activities requiring performance measures

A range of improvement activities require performance measures based on cost, funding source and other considerations.

 

  • List of activities required to have performance measures

    The following activities require performance measures in order to receive funding approval (effective from 1 July 2012):

    Activity

    Details

    Road improvement activities with a total cost of $10 million or more

     

    This applies to activities, and:

    • packages at the design and construction phases,
    • programmes developed under the business case approach (BCA) at the implementation phase.

    This excludes renewals, preventive maintenance and minor improvements.

     

    Public transport improvement activities with a total cost of $4 million or more

     

    Walking and cycling improvement activities with a total cost of $4 million or more

     

    Activities with funding contribution from the Urban Cycleways Fund

     

     

    Activities of particular interest

    The Transport Agency may also nominate some activities below the $10 million threshold, if they are of particular interest.  For example, where an activity is a strategic link or is innovative.

    In time, the Transport Agency will sample a further 10% of activities . Approved organisations and the Transport Agency (state highways) will complete monitoring and reporting requirements for the activities to be sampled.

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What approved organisations and  the Transport Agency (state highways) need to do

Approved organisations and the Transport Agency (state highways) are required to submit performance measures as part of their funding requests for improvements. They also need to be prepared to provide these measures for other, smaller projects if the Transport Agency selects them for monitoring.

As part of the process of preparing performance measures, approved organisations and the Transport Agency (state highways) will consider the following questions:

  • What is/are the expected benefit(s) of the proposed activity?
  • How will you demonstrate that the expected benefits have been achieved?
  • What will you measure?
  • When, where and how will you measure? 

How to provide performance information

Approved organisations and the Transport Agency (state highways) need to provide investment performance information within the 'performance measures' section of Transport Investment Online(external link) (under 'Activities'). This is done by selecting measures from the  list of performance measures or by creating an alternative measure where no suitable measure exists (see business rules below). 

There is a template with further details and a worked example [DOCX, 18 KB] for approved organisations and the Transport Agency (state highways) to use when providing the required investment performance information.

Business rules and technical knowledge

Approved organisations and the Transport Agency (state highways) can nominate alternative measures if no appropriate measure exists. However, such measures must align with the Transport Agency’s framework for investment performance measurement. Please contact the Transport Agency to discuss the suitability of alternative measures.

Where initiatives to be monitored are part of a package/programme for which all benefits may not be realised until all components are complete, the Transport Agency recommends (where interim components deliver benefits) that approved organisations and the Transport Agency (state highways) determine benefits both:

  • by component AND
  • once the package/programme is complete.

This ensures that progress is tracked throughout the project, including determining whether the components each deliver their respective benefits, and whether the package/programme delivers its overall benefits.

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