The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the Department of the Environment and Energy’s referrals, assessments and approvals of controlled actions under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Audit criteria

To form a conclusion against this objective, the following high-level criteria will be applied:

  1. Are governance arrangements sound?
  2. Are referrals and assessments efficient and effective?
  3. Are conditions of approval appropriate and assessed with rigour?