In September 2004 we launched the Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW) Corporate Plan 2004–06, which forms the basis of this annual report. The plan builds on the successes and achievements of the agencies that formed DEC and recognises the challenges we face for the future. It sets our strategic direction and highlights specific priorities in key areas of our wide-ranging environment and conservation agenda for the two years up to June 2006.
The four primary goals of the plan form the backbone of the following chapters.
In each chapter, DEC’s achievements for 2004–05 are divided into one or more strategic focus areas, and we highlight the key outcomes we aim to achieve in those areas.