As described in Part 1, CASA is part of the Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government portfolio, which has three portfolio outcomes:
- Outcome 1: Assisting the Government to provide, evaluate, plan and invest in infrastructure across industry sectors.
- Outcome 2: Fostering an efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system.
- Outcome 3: Assisting regions and local government to develop and manage their futures.
CASA’s appropriations and responsibilities are derived from the second portfolio outcome, which is CASA’s overarching Outcome 1. CASA’s budget allocation and key goals and strategic direction for the year are detailed in the 2008–09 Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Portfolio Budget Statements (the PBS).
CASA has four high-level goals:
- Achieve safety effectiveness
- Improved efficiency
- Improved industry and other stakeholder relations
- Improved accountability.
The strategies, initiatives and performance targets used by CASA to meet these four high-level goals are articulated in the CASA Corporate Plan 2008–09 to 2010–11 and form the basis of the reporting structure of this Annual Report.
There has been a change to CASA’s output structure in 2008–09, as Figure 4 shows. CASA’s outputs were reduced from four to one: Aviation Safety Standards and Oversight.
Figure 4 Outcome and output structure, 2007–08 and 2008–09
Fostering an efficient, competitive, safe and secure transport system through CASA's vision
Output 1: Aviation Safety Standards
Output 2: Aviation Safety Compliance
Output 3: Aviation Safety Promotion
Output 4: Aviation Regulatory Services
Output 1: Aviation Safety Standards and Oversight