Investigation: Independent Audit of the Gungahlin Strategic Assessment. Click here.

Completed: 20 November 2017

Tabled in Legislative Assembly: 22 February 2018

Government Response:  7 June 2018. Click here.

Story Map:  not available

This map shows the areas covered by the Gungahlin Strategic Assessment and the breakdown of development and conservation


Summary:

This investigation responds to a Ministerial Direction to undertake an independent audit of the implementation of commitments in the Biodiversity Plan for the Gungahlin Strategic Assessment as detailed in the Gungahlin Strategic Assessment Biodiversity Plan.

Matters of National Environmental Significance are protected under the Commonwealth Government’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, through the Gungahlin Strategic Assessment Biodiversity Plan, an agreement between ACT and Commonwealth Governments.

This is the first independent audit of the implementation of the Gungahlin Strategic Assessment.

The ACT Government agreed to all eight recommendations in this report.

Five Corrective Action Requests were issued. These have been addressed and the audit closed.

The findings were incorporated into the review of the Biodiversity Plan.

The next audit is due 2022.


Links:

Independent Audit of the Gungahlin Strategic Assessment Report

Government Response to the Independent Audit of the Gungahlin Strategic Assessment

Gungahlin Biodiversity Plan Review Report - submitted to Commonwealth on 28 September 2018


Cat Containment Research: ANU Undergraduate Policy Analysis Project 2018

Cat containment - policy approaches and their effectiveness

Policy review of cat containment in the ACT


Corrective Action Responses:

1. Response to Corrective Action Request in relation to the compliance and enforcement of cat containment (Commitment 5)

2. Response to Corrective Action Request in relation to a process for reviewing and endorsing Construction Environmental Management Plans (Commitment 11a)

3. Response to Corrective Action Request in relation to the incident investigation process for real or potential breaches of Matters of National Environmental Significance (Commitment 15)

4. Response to Corrective Action Request in relation to the fire hazard management strategies for Gungahlin (Commitment 28)

5. Response to Corrective Action Request in relation to preparation and provision of educational documentation to Throsby residents (Commitment 30)