Independent Audit of the Gungahlin Strategic Assessment

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

The Commissioner, Professor Kate Auty, provided the Independent Audit of the Gungahlin Strategic Assessment to the Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability on 15 December 2017. It was tabled in the Legislative Assembly and released on 22 February 2018.

The report responds to a Ministerial Direction to investigate and report on the Biodiversity Plan in the evaluation framework for the Gungahlin Strategic Assessment as detailed in the Gungahlin Strategic Assessment Biodiversity Plan Final.

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

The ACT Government agreed to all of the eight recommendations in this report (see Government Response below).

Independent Audit of the Gungahlin Strategic Assessment

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)

Government Response to the Independent Audit of the Gungahlin Strategic Assessment

Cat containment papers from ANU students 2018

Cat containment - policy approaches and their effectiveness

Policy review of cat containment in the ACT

living sustainably

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