Audit of Implementation of the Lower Murray Darling CMA’s CAP

In mid-2011 ERSA undertook a second audit of the implementation of the Lower Murray – Darling Catchment Action Plan (CAP) for the NSW Natural Resources Commission (NRC).

In our report, which is available on the NRC website, we identified that little progress had been made by Lower Murray-Darling CMA in the two years since the initial audit.

We found that there had been limited commitment to change and no improvement in CMA administration. Significantly, the findings and recommendations from the 2009 audit had not been incorporated into CMA activities.

This result was disappointing, given the CMA continued to be responsible for both Commonwealth and NSW NRM investment. This audit also confirmed for us, the importance of our robust and consistent audit methodology in successfully completing a complex and difficult audit.

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