The Hon Warren Truss MP
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development
CANBERRA ACT 2600
Dear Deputy Prime Minister
I am pleased to present the Annual Report for the Department of Infrastructure and Transport (now known as the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development) for the year ended 30 June 2013.
Under the Administrative Arrangements Order made on 18 September 2013, functions from the former Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport (DRALGAS) were transferred to the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (formerly the Department of Infrastructure and Transport). A separate report and transmittal letter has been prepared by DRALGAS, however both reports will be presented to Parliament together.
The Department of Infrastructure and Transport's report has been prepared in accordance with section 63 of the Public Service Act 1999 which also requires that you present this report to the Parliament.
The report summarises the Department's performance and includes the audited financial statements as required by section 57 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997. It also includes information such as that required by:
- paragraph 5.15(2) of the Airports (Environment Protection) Regulations 1997;
- section 29 of the Air Navigation Act 1920;
- section 20 of the Aircraft Noise Levy Collection Act 1995;
- section 94 of the Nation Building Program (National Land Transport) Act 2009;
- section 26 of the Infrastructure Australia Act 2008; and
- various whole-of-government legislation.
I also certify, as required under the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines, that the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development has prepared a fraud risk assessment and a fraud control plan, and has in place appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation, reporting and data collection procedures and processes that meet the specific needs of the Department and comply with the guidelines.
11 October 2013
GPO Box 594 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia - Telephone: 02 6274 7573 - Facsimile: 02 6274 8166
Website: www.infrastructure.gov.au - ABN 86 267 354 017