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The agency's performance

Performance at a glance

Agency contribution to whole of Government objectives

Key objective

Agency’s contribution

More jobs

Agency Investment in Government sporting facilities & upgrades

The Agency is projected to have stimulated 19.3 FTE jobs in the economy* through an investment of more than $4.7m in various Government owned sporting facilities; including infrastructure projects at the Women’s Memorial Playing Fields, Adelaide Super-Drome, Home of Football at State Sports Park and the Parks Community Centre.

Agency funding of community or business sporting facilities & upgrades

The Agency is projected to have stimulated 111.1 FTE jobs in the economy* through funding the community and/or business more than $27.1m to undertake various sporting facility developments or upgrades; including infrastructure projects at the Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, Sam Willoughby BMX Track, Eudunda Community Swimming Pool, Cleve Community Centre Construction, Port Augusta Central Oval Surface Upgrade & Hackham Sports Complex Upgrade.

Agency funding supporting employment in the sport and recreation industry

The Agency is projected to have stimulated 44.5 FTE jobs through funding projects to grow the sport or activity, improve services or address barriers to inclusion (SRDIP funding).  In addition, Agency funding has supported the leadership, policies and services of State Sporting Organisations and Industry Representative Bodies who employ 792 employees in the sector.

* Projections based on the employment impact projects of capital projects set out in the Guidelines for the Evaluation of Public Sector Initiatives which forms part of Treasurer’s Instruction 17.

Key objective

Agency’s contribution

Lower costs

Reduce cost barriers to life-long participation in physical activity

The Agency has provided a subsidy to support primary school aged children to participate in club-based sports to facilitate the early establishment of life-long participation in physical activity. Sports Vouchers were raised from $50 to $100 in the middle of the reporting period. 72,536 children were provided with sports vouchers across the year.

Optimising recurrent fixed costs to government

The Agency has delivered a preventative maintenance program across its 29 venues, properties or trails to optimise asset usage and return on investment.

Reviewing revenues to government

The Agency has conducted a review of all lease and licence contracts for Agency facilities to ensure the asset is optimised and commercial and cost recovery models are utilised.

Green efficiency projects

The Agency has installed three solar systems and upgraded three LED systems across the portfolio of Minister-owned facilities. The SAALC facility has now experienced a full year of operations - delivering a 10% reduction in electricity consumption a  697 tonne reduction in carbon emissions. Other facilities are yet to report a full year’s operational savings.

Key objective

Agency’s contribution

Better Services

Planning and Design of major sporting facilities & upgrades

The Agency has undertaken planning and design for the  feasibility, development, management and/or upgrade of several major sporting facilities including the:

  • Commencement of a State-wide Sport and Recreation    Infrastructure Plan.
  • Creation of management and/or master plans for    Women’s Memorial Playing Fields’ re-development, State Sports Park and    Adelaide International Gateway Mile End.
  • Feasibility    assessment and  Federal and State    Government funding partnership for the Sports Wind Tunnel.

Additionally, the Agency has funded 13 State Sporting Organisations and Councils to develop master plans.

Pre-planning of sporting facilities & upgrades

The Agency has supported the development of  business cases for the future provision of sport and recreation facilities in South Australia.

Planning Tools

The Agency developed tools to improve our understanding and ability to plan for future services including tools to:

  • Identify the economic and social value of funded sport    and recreation facilities.
  • Provide visualisation and analysis of spatial data    to improve decision making.
  • Provide predictive facilities demand analysis    through a pilot tool across five sports in the southern region.

High Performance Tools

The Agency has led or participated in the development of tools to improve high performance outcomes; including:

  • The Locker – ORSR led the development of this    Swimming Coaching Application, subsequently adopted nationally by Swimming    Australia.
  • Laser Pacing Tool – develop a bespoke    application for cycling to enable programmable pacing by laser.

Elite Pathways & High Performance Programs

The Agency has:

  • Tested 3,367 young people (12-20 year olds) to    identify those with highly suitable physical attributes for specific    Olympics sports.74  participants (2%) were    invited to join the State Talent Program.
  • Provided Sport Pathway Programs for 120 talented athletes    across seven sports.
  • Provided support for 50 high performance athletes    in six sporting National Centres of Excellence based in Adelaide in    partnership with their respective National Sporting Organisations.
  • Provided support for 20 Paralympic athletes.
  • Provided support for 51 athletes from 22    non-program sports through individual scholarships.

Reviewing Agency functions

The Agency has undertaken (or has commenced) reviews of sector capability, governance and grants functions.

Research

The Agency has invested in research to improve our understanding and capacity to respond in the following areas:

  • Heat    Acclimation Research – leading edge research and applied practice in heat    stress adaptation.
  • Commissioned    research into Active Lives – to measure the proportion of the SA population    that are “sufficiently active” and test a number of the purported benefits    of physical activity.
  • Commissioned    research into Women in Sport – to understand the experiences, perceptions and    needs of female participants and non-participants in sport.

Agency specific objectives and performance

Agency objective 1

Indicators

Performance

That South Australians have access to sport and recreation places and spaces that support participation at all levels.

Number of state active recreation and sports venues, properties and trails developed or maintained per annum.

[Target:  29]

29

100%

Agency objective 2

Indicators

Performance

That people and organisations delivering sport and active recreation have the capability and capacity to deliver quality opportunities for participation and performance.

Number  of training and development services provided to the active recreation and sport industry per annum.

[Target:  78]

63

81%

Agency objective 3

Indicators

Performance

That it is easy and enjoyable for all South Australians to participate at all levels and in all facets of recreation and sport.

Percentage of South Australian children and adults exceeding the national participation level in sport and active recreation at least once per week.

[Target:  Positive difference between percentages SA:AUS]

Children:     -9.2%

91%

Adults:        -1.0%

99%

Percentage of males and females participating in sport and active recreation is approximately equal.

[Target: Close to 45-55% Males: 45-55% Females

46.7% M  : 53.3% F

100%

Number  of sports vouchers redeemed

Children participating in sport or active recreation.

[Target:  68,000]

72,536

100%

Percentage of State Sporting Organisations achieving 40:40:20 gender targets on their Boards.

[Target: 100% by 30 June 2021

35% FY18/19,

75% FY19/20,

100% FY20/21]

35% meet the target;

61% do not meet the target (51% skewed towards males & 10% skewed towards females); and

4% unknown at the time of reporting.

100%

Agency objective 4

Indicators

Performance

That more South Australian athletes win on the international stage.

*These targets may vary between years depending on the number of anticipated benchmark events and the stage of the Olympic / Paralympic Cycle.

Number of SASI and SA-based athletes selected in Australian Teams for benchmark events per annum.

[Target:  50 athletes across 8 sports]

59 athletes

100%

11 sports

100%

Number of SASI staff selected to provide support to Australian Teams competing at International benchmark events (senior or junior) per annum.

[Target:  5 staff]

9 staff

100%

Percentage of athletes remaining within their Individual Athlete Performance Plan parameters per annum.

[Target:  75%]

78%

100%

Number of partnership programs sustained (including Centres of Excellence and Development Programs) per annum.

[Target:  11 Partnerships]

11 partnerships

100%

    

Agency objective 5

Indicators

Performance

That investment in sport and recreation delivers value for the South Australian economy and community.

Ratio of co-investment by government and industry in sport and recreation infrastructure.

[Target:  Every $1 of the Agency’s Grants Program funding for infrastructure is matched by $2 investment by the industry.]

$1: $1.79

89%

Agency objective 6

Indicators

Performance

That the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing is progressive, responsive, and accountable.

Percentage of staff that would recommend the Agency as a good place to work.

[Target:  100% of staff]

87%

Taken from the ‘I work for SA survey’ 2018

87%

Percentage of employees who state that personal background is not a barrier to success in the Agency (eg cultural background, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, etc.)

[Target:  100% of staff]

79%

Taken from the ‘I work for SA survey’ 2018

79%

Percentage of staff who report having personally experienced bullying in the workplace*.

[Target:  0% of staff]

*The relevant question sought reporting of experiences of bullying, not necessarily limited to the financial year in which it was asked.

10%

Taken from the ‘I work for SA survey’ 2018.

10%

Percentage of staff who understand how their work contributes to the Agency’s objectives.

[Target:  100% of staff]

94%

Taken from the ‘I work for SA survey’ 2018

100%

Percentage of corrective actions completed within the target timeframe.

[Target:  100% of actions]

100%

100%

Corporate performance summary

Employment opportunity programs

Program name

Performance

Postgraduate Internship Program

The South Australian Sports Institute has an ongoing partnership with the University of South Australia to provide placement opportunities for PhD and Masters students. Through these programs, two students completed a placement with the Agency during the reporting period.

Undergraduate Internship Program

The South Australian Sports Institute has ongoing relationships with the University of South Australia, Adelaide University, Flinders University and the University of Bath in the UK to provide placement opportunities for undergraduate students. Through these programs, fourteen (14) students completed a placement with the Agency during the reporting period.

Work Experience Program

The Agency has a strong level of interest from high school students to undertake work experience. During the reporting period twohigh school students were offered a one week work experience placement with the Agency.

Agency performance management and development systems

Performance management and development system

Performance

CHRIS 21

Staff Performance Management Program

84.1% of FTE (including staff and Managers) completed a formal performance development process in accordance with the Public Sector Employment Guideline on Performance Management and Development as at 30 June 2019.

SAES PROGRAM

Executive Performance Management Program

100% of FTE (for Executives only) completed a formal performance development process incorporating assessment against the core competencies outlined in the South Australian Executive Service Competency Framework and individual performance indicators.  

Work health, safety and return to work programs

Program name

Performance

EMPLOYEE WELLBEING PROGRAM

The Agency’s employees are able to participate in the following employee wellbeing activities:

  • Corporate Cup
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Access to onsite gym facilities

INFLUENZA VACCINATION PROGRAM

The Agency provides an annual, voluntary influenza vaccination program to employees. The program is run at our main Kidman Park site. 45 staff opted to be vaccinated during the reporting period which represented an uptake of 42% of the workforce.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Agency offers employees and their immediate family members a short term, anonymous counselling service for both work-related and personal issues.

The Agency’s Employee Assistance Program was accessed by staff on six occasions during the reporting period.

In addition, the program provides critical incident response. The critical incident response service was made available to staff on one  occasion during the reporting period.

WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY STRATEGY

Having recently become an Attached Office, the Agency is currently developing a WHS Strategy with assistance from the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

The Agency’s WHS Strategy is scheduled to be developed and implemented by 31 Dec 2019.

WHS INTERNAL AUDIT PROGRAM

Having recently become an Attached Office, the Agency is currently developing a WHS internal audit program with assistance from the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

The Agency’s internal audit program is scheduled to be developed and implemented by 31 Dec 2019.

INJURY AND WORKERS COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

The Agency provides confidential, systematic and proactive monitoring of ‘potential’ work and non-work related injuries and illnesses impacting on employees and their work/workplace. This includes a program of face-to-face and online mandatory work health safety and injury management training.

REHABILITATION PROGRAM

The Agency provides tailored, individual Rehabilitation Programs in relation to their injury and their work function for those returning to work from a workplace injury/illness.

The Agency did not incur any lost time injuries during the reporting period therefore our rehabilitation programs were not required to be put into action.

Workplace injury claims

2018 - 19

2017 - 18

% Change
(+ / -)

Total new workplace injury claims

1

0

+100%

Fatalities

0

0

0%

Seriously injured workers*

0

0

0%

Significant injuries (where lost time exceeds a working week, expressed as frequency rate per 1000 FTE)

0

0

0%

*number of claimants assessed during the reporting period as having a whole person impairment of 30% or more under the Return to Work Act 2014 (Part 2 Division 5)

Work health and safety regulations

2018 - 19

2017 - 18

% Change
(+ / -)

Number of notifiable incidents (Work Health and Safety Act 2012, Part 3)

0

0

0%

Number of provisional improvement, improvement and prohibition notices (Work Health and Safety Act 2012 Sections 90, 191 and 195)

0

0

0%

Return to work costs**

2018 - 19

2017 - 18

% Change
(+ / -)

Total gross workers compensation expenditure ($)

$18,789

$87,515

- 79%

Income support payments – gross ($)

$18,789

$19,662

- 4%

**before third party recovery

Data for previous years is available at: https://data.sa.gov.au/data/organization/office-for-recreation-sport-and-racing

Executive employment in the agency

Executive classification

Number of executives

SAES Level 1

3

Data for previous years is available at: https://data.sa.gov.au/data/organization/office-for-recreation-sport-and-racing

The Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment has a workforce information page that provides further information on the breakdown of executive gender, salary and tenure by agency.