Environmental performance reporting

Sustainability Report 2005-2006

Department of the Environment and Water Resources, 2007

Economic performance


The contribution an organisation makes to sustainable development has financial and economic dimensions, as well as social and environmental aspects.

Financial sustainability often refers to the ability of the organisation to secure the cash and capital resources required to carry out its business.

Economic sustainability has a broader scope; referring to how the organisation is situated within, contributes to, and relies upon, the broader economy.

While it is necessary to include some financial data to make sense of our economic contribution, the focus of this section is on economic sustainability.

For more detailed financial performance information, please see the audited financial statements in the DEH Annual Report for 2005-06.


In 2005-06, DEH met 5 (71%) of the 7 economic performance improvement goals set. See our economic performance at a glance.

Key aspects of this performance were:

New goals for 2006-07 include: