Annual Plan for the year ending 30 June 2005


I am pleased to submit my Annual Plan for 2004-05 under section 36(1) of the Public Audit Act 2001.

Over the past nine months, we have undertaken a significant amount of work on creating our Strategic Plan for the five years 2005 to 2009 (being the balance of my term as Auditor-General). This work has provided us with a robust understanding of our environment and stakeholder needs, and our current capability to respond. On the basis of this understanding, we have developed our strategies and actions for the next five years. This Annual Plan outlines our specific actions for 2004-05.

The Officers of Parliament Committee has signified its willingness to invest in our future capability through its recommendation that Parliament provide additional funding for us to undertake ongoing research and development, and product development, and to build depth into our capabilities and capacity to be more responsive and timely. This Annual Plan reflects the recommended new level of funding agreed by Parliament and sets out how, over the forthcoming financial year, we will maximise this funding to enhance our outcomes.

This Annual Plan is designed to follow the “Statement of Intent” model – and we have built a comprehensive measurement framework to better measure the difference we make.

We circulated our “Preliminary Draft Annual Plan” to all select committees in December 2003, and provided the statutory Draft Annual Plan in accordance with section 36(1) of the Public Audit Act to the Speaker on 3 April 2004. This final Annual Plan incorporates our consideration of the feedback given in response to those earlier drafts, and I thank Members for providing that feedback.

K B Brady
Controller and Auditor-General

3 May 2004

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