Funding the forest agreements

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Report of the Auditor-General No. 9 of 2016-17 Strive 

Funding the forest agreements

Audit objective

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the State’s administration of projects listed for implementation by the Tasmanian Government, under the Tasmanian Forests Intergovernmental Agreement 2011 and 2013

Audit scope

The audit examined the administration of a selection of TFIGA projects, listed for implementation by the Tasmanian Government in either version of TFIGA (2011 and 2013), each of which involved at least one of the following:

  • Department of State Growth (State Growth or the department) or its predecessor agencies
  • Department of Treasury and Finance
  • Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
  • Forestry Tasmania.

We selected eight of the 21 programs listed in the TFIGAs for the audit on the basis they were funded by the Tasmanian Government or allocated the largest portions of TFIGA funds.

One of the selected programs ($20m Support for Affected Workers and Contractors) was administered as five separate projects. Consequently, the audit included 12 projects rather than eight.