This measure measures the efficiency of the department in providing policy advice and administrative support to government through legislative policy projects, administration of the home indemnity insurance scheme, administration of the adjudication system established under construction contracts legislation, as well as coordinating appointments to the Architects Board, the Building Services Board and the Plumbers Licensing Board.
This measure represents a count of policy projects that were active during the reporting period. The total cost of service is divided by the number of policy projects to determine the average cost per policy project.
The department undertook 22 policy projects during the 2017–18 reporting period, which was lower than the anticipated target of 37 and the 38 undertaken in 2016–17.
The average cost per policy project managed is 73 per cent higher than in 2016–17 and 63 per cent higher than the target. This is explained by several large-scope policy projects that have used resources that would have otherwise been allocated to smaller projects.
Table 41: Key efficiency indicator 4.4: Average cost per policy project managed