The objective of this audit is to examine the effectiveness of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s regulation of permits and approvals, including its implementation of recommendations from Auditor-General Report No.3 of 2015–16.

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine:

  • Are there appropriate arrangements for processing, assessing and approving permit applications?
  • Are there appropriate arrangements for managing and monitoring permit conditions?
  • Has an appropriate compliance framework been established?