© Director of National Parks, 2016 | ISSN 2204-0013
The Director of National Parks Annual Report 2015-16 has been prepared in accordance with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and includes:
- the annual financial statements for the Australian National Parks Fund, including the matters required by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Financial Reporting) Rule 2015
- the matters required by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 for the reporting period
- the matters required by the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
The Director of National Parks is the statutory agency responsible for the conservation and management of the Australian Government’s terrestrial and marine protected area estates established under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
As at 30 June 2016, the Director was responsible for seven Commonwealth terrestrial reserves (comprising six national parks and the Australian National Botanic Gardens) and 59 Commonwealth marine reserves. Three of the national parks, Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Kakadu and Booderee, are leased to the Director of National Parks by their Aboriginal owners. These parks are jointly managed and generously made available to visitors and tour operators to enjoy and appreciate.