Transmittal Certificate

Mr Simon Corbell MLA
Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development
GPO Box 1020
CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601

Dear Minister

2012–13 Annual Report for the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate

I am pleased to present the Annual Report of the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate for the financial year 2012–13. The report of the Chief Planning Executive is subsumed in this annual report.

This report has been prepared under section 5(1) (for the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate) and section 6(1) (for the Chief Planning Executive) of the Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act 2004. The report has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Annual Report Directions issued under the Act and in conformity with other legislation applicable to the preparation of the annual report by the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate and the Chief Planning Executive.

I certify that the attached annual report is an honest and accurate account and that all material information on the operations of the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate and the Chief Planning Executive during the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013 has been included. I also certify that fraud prevention has been managed in accordance with Public Sector Management Standards, Part 2.

Section 13 of the Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act 2004 requires that you cause a copy of the report to be laid before the Legislative Assembly within three months of the end of the financial year.

Yours sincerely

Dorte Ekelund Director-General

26 August 2012