Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2009
Letter of transmittal
The Hon Peter Garrett AM MP
Minister for the Environment,
Heritage and the Arts
Senator the Hon Penny Wong
Minister for Climate Change and Water
CANBERRA ACT 2600
I present the annual reports of the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts for the financial year ended 30 June 2009. This set of reports is in two volumes.
The first volume contains the annual report of the department. The report was prepared in accordance with the requirements set out in section 63 of the Public Service Act 1999. Subsection 63(1) of the Public Service Act 1999 requires you to lay a copy of this annual report before each House of the Parliament on or before 31 October 2009.
The second volume contains the legislation annual reports. It details the operation of the eight Acts the department administers that we do not report on separately to Parliament. It incorporates the annual report of the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder. This volume must be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days after the day on which you receive it.
I certify that this agency complies with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines. I certify that this annual report has been prepared in accordance with Section 70 of the Public Service Act 1999 and the Requirements for Annual Reports for 2008-09.
Robyn Kruk AM
1 October 2009
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