Director General's foreword
We are committed to implementing the State Government’s vision for the department by providing inspiring visitor experiences in nature-based tourism and using consolidated biodiversity knowledge and conservation science to deliver evidence-based conservation and decision-making for the land and water we manage. As a leading evidence-based agency we are proud to host the Biodiversity Information Office, which built the State’s new biodiversity data sharing platform, Dandjoo, during the year. This new approach to biodiversity data management facilitates shared data for industry, government, researchers and the community.
The department’s continuous improvement also included a review of our capabilities as part of the Public Sector Commission’s Agency Capability Review Program. Our review, led by Professor Margaret Seares AO, commenced in October 2021 and provided the opportunity for employees to contribute through a survey and workshops and we are now awaiting the final report. This will provide us with a clear understanding of our current capabilities, including both strengths and areas for improvement. Thank you to the Public Sector Commission leadership team for their support during this process.