As an independent Crown entity, the Commission is publicly accountable to the Minister of Transport (or designated Associate) and to Parliament for its strategy, funding and performance.
This accountability is expressed through documents of accountability:
- A Statement of Intent (SOI) is published at least once every three years. It charts our strategic context and direction. SOIs were required annually up to the 2014-15 financial year. The current (2015-19) SOI recognises a significant funding increase for the Commission. Our next SOI, due to be published by 30 June 2018, will cover 2018-22.
- A Statement of Performance Expectations sets out service and financial targets. It is generally published on or after the Government presents its annual budget and before 30 June. These were introduced from the 2014-15 financial year.
- The Annual Report measures performance against these statements, reviews key events or issues, and is independently audited. It is generally published late in the calendar year. The Commission also provides a half-yearly report to the Minister of Transport.
- Six-monthly recommendations monitoring reports to the Minister of Transport are compiled on behalf of the transport sector agencies and record the numbers of Commission recommendations issued and closed, as well as expectations for closure.
All of these accountability documents are based on financial years running from 1 July until 30 June. These are all (except for the half-year report) tabled in Parliament by the Minister or Associate Minister of Transport, and then reviewed by Parliament's Transport and Industrial Relations Committee who will ask questions of the Commission and sometimes ask the Commission to appear before it.
You can download .pdf files of these documents by clicking on the links in the table below.
Strategy and performance documents
|Financial Year||Statements of Intent||Statements of Performance Expectations||Annual Reports|
|2018/19||Statement of Intent 2018-22||Due Nov/Dec 2019|
|2017/18||2015-19 document continues||Annual Report 2017/18|
|2016/17||2015-19 document continues|
Statement of Intent 2015-19 (Issued earlier than due because of significant funding boost.)
Statement of Intent 2014-18 (First SOI covering 4-year span, required every 3 years unless significant change required.)
(First required this year, replacing content previously in annual Statements of Intent.)