Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, 2012
Letter of transmittal
The Hon Tony Burke MP
Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
CANBERRA ACT 2600
I am pleased to present you with the annual report of the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities for the financial year ended 30 June 2012. 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 2012.
In addition, the annual report must be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days after the day on which you receive it because it contains other annual reports about the Acts the department administers, including the annual report of the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder, a requirement under the Water Act 2007.
I certify that this annual report has been prepared in accordance with the Requirements for Annual Reports for Departments, Executive Agencies and FMA Act Bodies for 2011-12 as required by subsection 63(2) of the Act.
Dr Paul Grimes Secretary
9 October 2012