Letter of Transmittal

Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Dr Steven Kennedy PSM

The Hon Michael McCormack MP
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development
Parliament House

Dear Deputy Prime Minister

I am pleased to present the Annual Report for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities for the year ended 30 June 2018.

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.

In accordance with sections 39(1)(b) and 43(4) of the PGPA Act, this report includes the Department's annual performance statements and audited financial statements.

I certify:

  • in accordance with sections 17AG and 17BE of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 (PGPA Rule), there were no significant issues of non-compliance notified during the reporting period; and
  • in accordance with sections 10 and 17AG of the PGPA Rule, 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.

This report also includes information required by:

  • paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2017;
  • 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 Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories, the Hon Andrew Broad MP, Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister and the Hon Scott Buchholz MP, Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport.

Yours sincerely

Steven Kennedy
18 September 2018

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