Annual Report 2010-2011 National Environment Protection Council
Tabled paper 1729
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E X E C U T IV E O FFIC E R S R E PO R T National Environmental Protection Council annual report 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 5 NEPC Audit Committee The NEPC Audit Committee provides advice to the Executive Officer on matters related to prudential management, governance and risk management. Membership of the NEPC Audit Committee for 201011 comprised: Mr David Papps (ACT), Chair Mr Malcolm Thompson (Cwlth) Ms Zoe de Saram (NSW) Mr Stuart McConnell (Vic) The NEPC Audit Committee met twice during 201011, on 9 November 2010 and 10 May 2011. The Audit Committee examined NEPC Service Corporation financial statements and the annual audit report, operational budget, project acquittals and project reports, and noted the NEPC Service Corporations report against key performance indicators. In the light of the establishment of a new Council, the Audit Committee began preliminary considerations for transitional arrangements and options for the future directions of the Audit Committee. External scrutiny No information is available concerning external scrutiny measures during the reporting year. The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) was again appointed auditor for the 201011 financial year. (Please refer to Statement by Auditor, page 8). Financial performance Details of all financials are contained in the Auditors Report and financial statements (see page 11). Procurement and consultancies The NEPC Service Corporation has strived to achieve the core principle of value for money in all of its procurement activities. The Service Corporation is currently reviewing its procurement policies to ensure consistency with better practice government procurement. In 201011 the NEPC Service Corporation entered into consultancies for legal services totalling $12,262.80 inclusive of GST. The NEPC Service Corporation is excluded from AusTender. I am in the process of setting up systems to better record and publicise details of all contracts and consultancies in the next reporting year. Environmental performance The Adelaide office was 358 square metres and had a small environmental footprint. The NEPC Service Corporation previously reported that an environmental management system was in place to enhance the environmental sustainability of its operations. The new offices in Canberra comply with ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance reporting as part of broader departmental reporting in accordance with section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cwlth). In conclusion, I would like to acknowledge the contributions of all stakeholders to the important work of Council which contributes to better environmental practices and general wellbeing for all Australians. My staff and I look forward to continuing this work with a renewed and revitalised focus in the coming year. Anne-Marie Delahunt NEPC Executive Officer
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