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Department of the Environment and Water Resources annual report 2006–07

Volume one
Department of the Environment and Water Resources, 2007
ISSN 1441-9335

Executive summary (continued)

Outcomes and outputs

The department's outcomes and outputs structure as set out in the 2006—07 Portfolio Budget Statements is as follows:

Outcomes Outputs Sub-outputs
Outcome 1
The environment, especially those aspects that are matters of national environmental significance, is protected and conserved
1.1: Response to climate change 1.1.1 International engagement
1.1.2 Emissions management
1.1.3 Understanding climate change
1.2: Conservation of the land and inland waters 1.2.1 Land and water strategies
1.2.2 Land and water investments
1.2.3 Terrestrial parks and reserves
1.2.4 Tropical wetlands research
  1.3: Conservation of the coasts and oceans 1.3.1 Coastal strategies
1.3.2 Coastal investments
1.3.3 Marine conservation
  1.4: Conservation of natural, Indigenous and historic heritage
  1.5: Response to the impacts of human settlements 1.5.1 Environmental assessments
1.5.2 Pollution prevention strategies
1.5.3 Supervision of uranium mines
1.5.4 Wildlife protection
Outcome 2
Australia's interests in Antarctica are advanced
2.1: Antarctic policy
  2.2: Antarctic science

Changes since the 2006–07 Budget

The department changed its outcomes and outputs structure during the year after amendments to the Administrative Arrangements Order on 30 January 2007. The department took responsibility for the Prime Minister's National Plan for Water Security, and incorporated new functions for water management transferred from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The department developed a new outcome (outcome 3) and two new outputs in consultation with the minister and the Department of Finance and Administration to encompass the new water functions. The new outcomes and outputs structure was published in the 2007—08 Portfolio Budget Statements and the department will report against it in 2008.


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