Letter of Transmittal

Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development


Senator the Hon Fiona Nash
Minister for Regional Development
Minister for Local Government and Territories
Parliament House

Dear Minister

I am pleased to present the Annual Report for the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development for the year ended 30 June 2016.

The Department's report has been prepared in accordance with section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) 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 prepared in accordance with section 42 of the PGPA Act.

I certify:

  • in accordance with sections 39(1)(a) and 39(2) of the PGPA Act, that the annual performance statements within this report are for the 2015–16 financial year and accurately present the Department's performance
  • in accordance with sections 17 AG and 17 BE of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 (PGPA Rule), that there were no significant issues of non-compliance notified during the reporting period, and
  • in accordance with section 10 of the PGPA Rule, that the Department has prepared a fraud risk assessment and a fraud control plan, and has in place appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation and reporting mechanisms to meet the specific needs of the Department.

The report also includes information 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 National Land Transport Act 2014
  • section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
  • schedule 2, part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, and
  • section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

I have copied this letter to the Hon Darren Chester MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, and the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Urban Infrastructure.

Yours sincerely

Mike Mrdak AO

26 September 2016

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