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Analysis of performance against the purpose

In the Council’s view, it met all the key performance indicators for its purpose during 2019-20. The Council’s performance in meeting its key performance indicators (set out in the Treasury Portfolio Budget Statements and Corporate Plan 2019-20) is summarised in table 2-3.

Table 2‑3 Summary of National Competition Council output performance indicators and performance 2019-20

Key performance indicator

2019-20 target

Outcome

Recommendations on declaration applications made within statutory time limits (consideration period of 180 days) and meet advice requirements of Ministers.

Recommendations are made within 180 days.

Recommendations meet the advice requirements of decision making Ministers.

Not applicable – the Council did not consider any declaration applications during 2019-20.

NB: The Port of Newcastle matter finalised by the Council in July 2019 is not a declaration matter, rather it is a possible revocation recommendation.

Recommendations on certification applications made within statutory time limits (consideration period of 180 days) and meet advice requirements of Ministers.

Recommendations on applications are made within 180 days.

Recommendations meet the advice requirements of decision making Ministers.

The Council completed an application to extend the certification of the NSW water infrastructure access regime within the required timeframes (within 180 days, excluding clock stoppers).

Recommendations and decisions under the NGL made within specified time limits and recommendations under the NGL meet the advice requirements of Ministers.

Recommendations and decisions are made within statutory time limits.

Recommendations meet the advice requirements of decision making Ministers.

Not applicable – the Council did not consider any matters under the NGL during 2019-20.

Accessible information on all access regulation matters for which the Council is responsible is provided on the Council’s website.

Council website holds all documents relevant to the Council’s functions.

The Council’s website is up to date.

Up to date and informative guidelines on all the Council’s areas of responsibility are maintained on the Council’s website.

Guides to all aspects of the National Access Regime and the Council’s responsibilities under the NGL are available.

Guides are updated within 30 days of relevant decisions or developments in case law.

Guides to declaration and certification and all Council functions under the NGL are available on the Council’s website.

Case law developments, legislative amendments and developments in the Council’s processes or policies are reflected in the Council’s information resources within 30 days.

Case law developments, legislative amendments and developments in Council processes or policies are reflected in Council information resources within 30 days.

There were no case law development, legislative amendments or changes in the Council’s processes or policies during the reporting year.

The Council’s annual report to the Parliament includes a comprehensive report that meets the requirements of s29O of the CCA and is provided within the timeframe required by the PGPA Act (i.e. by the 15th day of the fourth month after the end of the reporting period).

The Council annual report provides comprehensive information on the National Access Regime and NGL, addresses all matters required under section 29O of the CCA and is provided within the required timeframe.

The Council will provide its 2019-20 Annual Report to the Treasurer by 15 October 2020.

The Council’s Annual Report will include a report on the National Access Regime as required by s29O of the CCA.