Conservation Commission - Funding: Questions


777. Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Minister for Mental Health representing the Minister for Environment:


(1) How much funding has the Conservation Commission allocated to the production of the Forest Management Plan 2014–23
(2) How much funding has the Conservation Commission allocated to auditing the implementation of actions under the Forest Management Plan 2014–23 by:
(a) the Department of Parks and Wildlife;
(b) the Department of Environment Regulation; and
(c) the Forest Products Commission?
(3) For each of the amounts in (2), how much is reimbursed by the Forest Products Commission?

(4) For each of the amounts in (2), how much is reimbursed from other sources, and what are those sources?


Hon Helen Morton replied:


The Minister for Environment has provided the following response:
(1) A total budget of $523 050 over three financial years (2011–12 to 2013–14) was allocated by the Conservation Commission for the production of the Forest Management Plan 2014–23.
(2)–(4) There is no specific allocation of funding by the Conservation Commission to auditing the implementation of actions in the Forest Management Plan 2014–23. Periodic assessment of the implementation of management plans generally is a legislated responsibility of the Conservation Commission and it prioritises and undertakes performance assessments in accordance with an established audit plan, of which auditing the implementation of actions under the Forest Management Plan is one element. Notwithstanding, management activity 130 (Forest Management Plan 2014–2023 p.133) provides for the preparation of mid and end-of-term performance reviews by the Conservation Commission on the extent to which management of the land to which the plan applies has been undertaken in accordance with the plan, including consideration of the extent to which key performance indicator targets are achieved.