Covering note for the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate Annual Report 2012-13

Under the Annual Report Directions 2012–13:

  1. The Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment (CSE) is required to provide a separate annual report; however, as the Directorate provides corporate support to the Commissioner, sections A5-7, C1-C3, C7, C10, C19-20 and C23-24 of this report include data for the Office of the CSE. These annual reports have been combined pursuant to s. 17 of the Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act 2004.
  2. The Chief Planning Executive is required to provide an annual report. In accordance with Attachment 1 of the Annual Report Directions 2012–13, that report is subsumed in this annual report of the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate.
  3. The planning and land authority is required to provide an annual report in accordance with Attachment 2 of the Annual Report Directions 2012–13. This report is combined with the report of the Chief Planning Executive pursuant to s.17 of the Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act 2004, and subsumed in this annual report of the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate as stated above.