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PROGRAMMES AND PLANNED PERFORMANCE

This section contains the TSRA’s annual performance statements, which report on our performance against the key performance indicators contained in the TSRA Portfolio Budget Statements 2015-2016 and the TSRA Corporate Plan 2015-2016.

This is followed by additional reporting on other activities undertaken by the TSRA’s programme areas:

  • Culture, Art and Heritage
  • Economic Development
  • Fisheries
  • Environmental Management
  • Governance and Leadership
  • Native Title
  • Healthy Communities
  • Safe Communities.

Each programme report provides the following information:

  • a statement of the regional goal
  • a statement of the programme goal
  • a statement of the programme objectives
  • a statement of programme deliverables
  • a summary of expenditure (the information provided in Table 2-1 is unaudited)
  • a statement of performance.

The Torres Strait Development Plan 2014-2018 was developed by the TSRA as required by section 142D of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 (Cth). The plan outlines eight TSRA programmes, listing the desired outcomes and benefits to be delivered. The Torres Strait Development Plan 2014-2018 is published on the TSRA website, www.tsra.gov.au.

The Torres Strait Development Plan 2014-2018 is derived directly from the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area Regional Plan 2009-2029. The regional plan was developed by the TSRA, the Torres Shire Council, the Torres Strait Island Regional Council and the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council, in consultation with Torres Strait communities. The regional plan identifies community challenges, priorities and aspirations. A key element of the plan is its focus on integrated development planning and integrated service delivery. This process aims to coordinate the effective delivery of a range of government services to local communities while ensuring that duplication and service gaps are minimised.

INTEGRATED PLANNING FRAMEWORK

Figure 2-1: Torres Strait Regional Authority integrated planning framework

Figure 2-1: Torres Strait Regional Authority integrated planning framework

SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

Appropriation Programme Expenditure

A summary of the TSRA’s financial performance for each programme area for 2015-2016 is provided in Table 2-1.

The financial statements in Section 5 provide further information about expenditure for each programme area as of 30 June 2016.

Table 2-1: Appropriation programme expenditure 2015-2016, budget compared to actual

PROGRAMME BUDGET
$’000
ACTUAL
$’000
VARIANCE
$’000
Culture, Art and Heritage 4,813 4,660 153
Economic Development 11,196 11,326 (130)
Fisheries 1,600 1,515 85
Environmental Management 4,501 4,408 93
Governance and Leadership 4,896 5,268 (372)
Native Title 3,129 3,338 (209)
Healthy Communities 27,879 27,541 338
Safe Communities 2,761 2,870 (109)
Total 60,775 60,926 (151) 1
Note:
1. The total variance represents -0.24 per cent of budget.

External Funding Programme Expenditure

Three programmes received external funding.

Table 2-2: External funding programme expenditure 2015-2016, budget compared to actual

PROGRAMME BUDGET
$’000
ACTUAL
$’000
VARIANCE
$’000
Culture, Art and Heritage 519 108 411
Environmental Management 9,686 10,005 (319)
Native Title 350 0 350
Total 10,555 10,113 442