Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Strategic Plan 2012-2016
The Strategic Plan outlines the department's mission, outcome structure, strategic priorities and key areas of focus for 2012-16. The plan provides a framework for the department's business activities to implement the Australian Government's renewed policies to protect the environment and promote a sustainable way of life.
The department has a clear mission - To advance a sustainable Australia: our environment, water, heritage and communities.
Our primary responsibilities are captured in six outcomes, cross-cutting priorities and an overarching corporate outcome.
The Strategic Plan 2012–2016 is a living document and will be reviewed annually to assess the department's progress against the priorities.