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Road transport (COFOG-A 111)

Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods
Reference period
2015
Released
23/12/2015
Next release Unknown
First release
A1C.228.

Road transport (COFOG-A 111) consists of government expenditure on road transport. The breakdown of road transport is based upon the National Transport Commission (NTC) expenditure reporting categories as outlined in the NTC information paper Estimating Road Construction and Maintenance Expenditure released in September 2003. This category is further classified into:

  • road maintenance (COFOG-A 1111);
  • road rehabilitation (COFOG-A 1112);
  • road construction (COFOG-A 1113); and
  • road transport not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 1119).
A1C.229

Please note that road maintenance (COFOG-A 1111) is based on NTC categories A, B and C; road rehabilitation (COFOG-A 1112) is based on NTC category D; road construction (COFOG-A 1113) is based on NTC category F and road transport not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 1119) is based on NTC categories E and G.

Road maintenance (COFOG-A 1111)

A1C.230.

Road maintenance (COFOG-A 1111) consists of:

  • the administration of affairs and services concerning the operation and maintenance of road transport systems and facilities (roads, bridges, tunnels, parking facilities, etc.);
  • the supervision and regulation of road maintenance;
  • the operation of non-enterprise-type road transport systems and facilities;
  • the production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics on road transport system operations; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the operation and maintenance of road transport systems and facilities.

Includes: Highways; urban and rural roads; streets; bicycle paths; footpaths; lighting affairs and services associated with the operation of highways; maintenance, repairs and operating charges for traffic signals; cleaning, maintenance and repairs to drains; servicing of roadside rest areas; maintenance of vegetation on roadsides, rest areas, median strips and other green roadside areas including grass mowing; snow clearing; maintenance and cleaning of roadside furniture including signs; repainting pavement markings; traffic monitoring and recording; pavement condition monitoring and recording; surveillance and provision of emergency services on major roads and bridges; routine road pavement and shoulder maintenance including pot hole repairs, crack sealing, edge repairs, shoulder grading and resheeting of unsealed roads and shoulders; periodic surface maintenance of sealed roads and shoulders including maintenance reseals/enrichments, thin asphalt overlays (less than 25 millimetres) and asphalt retreatment and regulation; provision of materials and preparation for road pavement and shoulder maintenance work; maintenance and rehabilitation of bridges and culverts including bridge painting and bridge repairs such as replacement of bridge railings and decking.

Excludes: Road traffic control (classified to police services (COFOG-A 0311)); grants, loans and subsidies to road vehicle manufacturers (classified to manufacturing (COFOG-A 0442)); street cleaning, pavement sweeping and litter collection (classified to waste management not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 0519)); construction of noise embankments, hedges and other anti-noise facilities including the resurfacing of sections of urban highways with noise reducing surfaces (classified to pollution abatement (COFOG-A 0531)); street lighting (classified to street lighting (COFOG-A 0641)); transportation services to students (classified to transportation of non-urban school students (COFOG-A 0951) or transportation of other students (COFOG-A 0952)); regulation and monitoring of pollution arising from motor vehicle operation (classified to pollution abatement (COFOG-A 0531)); multi-mode urban transport systems where separate road transport data are not available (classified to multi-mode urban transport (COFOG-A 1161)); reinstating failed road pavements to existing standards (classified to road rehabilitation (COFOG-A 1112)); maintenance of off-road recreation walkways and cycle paths (classified to recreational and sporting services (COFOG-A 0811)).

Road rehabilitation (COFOG-A 1112)

A1C.231.

Road rehabilitation (COFOG-A 1112) consists of:

  • the administration of affairs and services concerning the rehabilitation of failed road pavements to existing standards to improve the ride quality and/or correct pavement shape without improving the design standard;
  • the supervision and regulation of road rehabilitation; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the rehabilitation of failed road pavements to existing standards.

Includes: Major road pavement patching in excess of 500 square metres; resheeting of sealed roads; reconstruction of failed pavements; asphalt overlays over 25 millimetres.

Excludes: Operation and administration of improvements in the design standard of existing roads (classified to road construction (COFOG-A 1113)); minor maintenance such as patching and thin asphalt overlays (classified to road maintenance (COFOG-A 1111)); rehabilitation of off-road recreation walkways and cycle paths (classified to recreational and sporting services (COFOG-A 0811)).

Road construction (COFOG-A 1113)

A1C.232.

Road construction (COFOG-A 1113) consists of:

  • the administration of affairs and services concerning construction of new road transport systems and facilities (roads, bridges, tunnels, parking facilities, etc.) and the improvement of the design standard of existing roads;
  • the supervision and regulation of road construction and improvement;
  • the construction of non-enterprise-type road transport systems and facilities;
  • the production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics on road construction or improvement activities; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the construction of road transport systems and facilities.

Includes: Highways; urban and rural roads; streets; bicycle paths; footpaths; lighting affairs and services associated with the construction of highways; pavement widening; road realignments; new auxiliary lanes; road duplications; sealing of unsealed roads; new routes; construction of new and replacement bridges and culverts; bridge duplications and widening; land acquisition costs associated with future road improvement projects; maintenance costs of acquired land for future road improvement projects; earthworks costs associated with road improvements including plant costs (plant hire, plant depreciation, maintenance and repairs to plant, etc.) and administrative and supervision costs associated with earthworks; project planning and design including public consultation; surveying; project site establishment including site clearance and establishment of project site offices and depots; provision of drainage facilities; installation of traffic signals; provision of road furniture; provision of rest areas; provision of pedestrian facilities; landscaping associated with road construction or improvement projects.

Excludes: Construction of noise embankments, hedges and other anti-noise facilities including the resurfacing of sections of urban highways with noise reducing surfaces (classified to pollution abatement (COFOG-A 0531)); street lighting (classified to street lighting (COFOG-A 0641)); maintenance of off-road recreation walkways and cycle paths (classified to recreational and sporting services (COFOG-A 0811)).

Road transport not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 1119)

A1C.233.

Road transport not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 1119) consists of:

  • the administration of affairs and services relating to minor safety and traffic improvements; and
  • the supervision and regulation of road users (vehicle and driver licensing, vehicle safety inspection, size and load specifications for passenger and freight road transport, regulation of hours of work of coach and lorry drivers, etc.), of road transport system operations (granting of franchises, approval of freight tariffs and passenger fares and of hours and frequency of service, etc.) and of minor safety and traffic improvements.

Includes: Minor safety/traffic improvements such as installation or relocation of road furniture, provision of new painted road markings, installation of new traffic signals including provision of new traffic signal linking systems, installation of new pedestrian crossings, installation of new raised pavement markers; installation of rail crossing boom barriers; enforcement of heavy vehicle regulations such as on-road vehicle inspections, construction and maintenance of weigh bridges, heaving vehicle monitoring and surveillance; provision of road transport corporate services; administration and operation of on and off street parking; car parking attendants and inspectors and the collection of fees and fines associated with parking; road transport affairs and services that cannot be classified to road maintenance (COFOG-A 1111), road rehabilitation (COFOG-A 1112) or road construction (COFOG-A 1113).

Excludes: Safety or traffic improvements made as part of a wider road improvement projects (classified to road construction (COFOG-A 1113)); road traffic control (classified to police services (COFOG-A 0311)); grants, loans and subsidies to road vehicle manufacturers (classified to manufacturing (COFOG-A 0442)); accident/safety research (classified to research and development - transport (COFOG-A 1181)); transportation services to students (classified to transportation of non-urban school students (COFOG-A 0951) or transportation of other students (COFOG-A 0952)); street lighting (classified to street lighting (COFOG-A 0641)); transport of waste products (classified to the appropriate class of COFOG-A 05); dedicated car parking facilities provided to the chief executive, the legislature and their aides (classified to executive and legislative organs (COFOG-A 0111)).