© Director of National Parks, 2004
About this document
This annual report was prepared in accordance with the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The holder of the office of the Director of National Parks is responsible under section 9 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 for the preparation and content of the report of operations in accordance with Finance Minister's Orders.
The annual report of the Director of National Parks for 2003-04 consists of the following parts:
- Managing the Australian Government's protected areas
Our mission, a description of highlights for the 2003-2004 financial year, plus a map showing the location of Commonwealth parks and reserves
- Director's review
The Director's overview of achievements for the year and future directions
- Financial and Commonwealth reserves system summary
Income, expenditure and system information at a glance
- Organisational structure
Key management staff and membership of statutory boards
- Corporate overview
The Director's legal basis, responsibilities and values
- Planning, reporting and performance
Planning, operating and reporting frameworks and strategies
- State of the parks report
How each place for which the Director is responsible performed in 2003-04
- Management and accountability
Key corporate governance arrangements including enforcement, staffing and safety statistics
- Financial statements
Audited 2003-04 financial statements
Freedom of Information Statement, acronyms and shortened forms, glossary of technical terms and compliance index.
This report is presented to the Minister for tabling in the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. It also aims to meet the information needs of other people with an interest in the management of Commonwealth reserves. These include Commonwealth, state and territory government agencies, local government, non-government organisations, staff of the Department of the Environment and Heritage and the general public.
For more information
This report is available from the Department's Community Information Unit, phone 1800 803 772.