Date: 17 September 2020
I am pleased to release the 2018–19 annual report on service provision by Western Australian state government agencies (Agencies) to the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT).
The Australian Government, through the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, provides funding to WA agencies to deliver services to Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
A copy of the report, providing a summary and highlights of the 45 services delivered by 33 agencies during 2018–19, is available on the department's website www.regional.gov.au/territories/indian_ocean/sda/index.aspx
During this time, as part of our ongoing commitment to deliver high quality services to the IOT, SDAs were renegotiated with the Departments of Finance, Transport, Water and Environmental Regulation, Environmental Protection Authority and the Insurance Commission of Western Australia.
In addition, one new SDA was entered into, with the Department of Treasury (Public Utilities Office), now the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety—Energy Policy WA.
Fact sheets on all SDA services are available at www.regional.gov.au/territories/indian_ocean/sda/sda-factsheets-wa.aspx
Mrs Natasha Griggs
Administrator of Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands