A

abbreviations, 93–96

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees, 44

Aboriginal cultural heritage sites, conservation of, vii

access clause, Australian National Audit Office, 31

accidents and injuries, employee, 46

accountable authority, transition to, v, x, 2, 9, 30

Accountable Authority Instructions, 30, 33

acronyms, 93–96

ACT Dam Safety Code guidelines, 23

ACT Events, partnership with, x

ACT Government planning authority, commitment to working with, v, 16

ACT Guidelines for Recreational Water Quality, 23, 36

Acton Peninsula, as an asset, 47; see also Acton Peninsula Structure Plan

Acton Peninsula Structure Plan, 15, 20

ACT Rural Fire Service, 6, 36

administered performance, 50, 51–52; see also financial statements

administrative tribunal decisions, 36

advertising campaigns, 34

Amendment 88 – change in land use on Blocks 3 and 15 Section 22 – Barton, approval of, 15

annual performance statements, 13–26

Annual Validation Audit, 23

annual work program, 30

Anzac Day Commemorations, 24

Anzac Parade, 47

walking tours, 20, 27

application fees, Works Approvals, 16, 50

asset management, 22, 23–26, 47

Asset Management Framework, 47

Asset Management Plan, 23, 24

Asset Management Policy, 23

Asset Management Strategy, 23, 47

Asset Management System, 22

updating of, x, 23, 24

Asset Register, 47

asset revaluation, 50; see also financial statements

Audit Committee, 11, 30

Auditor-General

access to contractors’ premises, 31

reports by, 36

see also Australian National Audit Office

Aurion Pty Ltd, payroll processing services, 45

AusTender website, information on consultancies, 31

Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council, vi, 26

Australia Day Achievement Medallion, 39

Australia Day celebrations, 24

Australian Capital Territory Light Rail Project, vi; see also light rail project

Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988 (PALM Act), 1, 3

appointment of Chief Executive under, 9

NCA functions under, 1–2, 47

as source of performance criteria, 14, 17, 21

Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Amendment Act 2018, 9

Australian Capital Territory planning framework, 3, 14

Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework, 30

Australian National Audit Office

access clause, 31

attendance at Audit Committee meetings, 11

independent audit report, 56–57

Australian National Botanic Gardens, construction of new facilities, 25, 26

Australian National Committee on Large Dams Incorporated Guidelines, 23

Australian National University

development of new master plan, vi

Works Approvals application fees, 16

Australian Peacekeeping Memorial, vi, 25, 26

Australian Public Service Code of Conduct, 30

Australian Public Service Employment Principles, 30

Australian Public Service Values, 30

Australian War Memorial, plans for expansion, vi

Authority Consultative Committee, 11

Authority membership, v, 4, 9–10

awareness of NCA roles and responsibilities, 18, 19

B

Barton, approval of land use changes, 15

blue-green algae blooms, 23

Blundells Cottage, 26

booking details, iv

restoration works, vi, 20, 24, 25

volunteer services, 6, 27

Board members, v, 4, 9–10

boat permits, 24

Boundless Canberra Incorporated, MOU with, 53

Boundless Playground, 25

case study, 53

Brick by Brick (touring exhibition), 18, 20

version for toddlers and pre-schoolers, 20

Broinowski Rose Garden, 6

Broulee Surf Life Saving Club, 24

Built Assets and Infrastructure, condition reports, 23

Bushfire Operations Plan, 6, 36

C

Canberra, promotion as National Capital, viii, 2, 3, 14, 17–20, 36

Canberra Central Parklands, capital works, 24

‘Canberra Destination’ Playground Study report, 53

Canberra National Memorials Committee, vi

Canberra Region Visitor Centre, co-location with National Capital Exhibition, viii

Canberra Yacht Club, 26

Capital Works Management Plan, 47; see also Capital Works Plan

Capital Works Plan, 22, 23, 24–25

Capital Works Program, 24; see also Capital Works Plan

CapSafe framework, 46

Captain Cook Memorial Jet, 47

carparks

occupancy rates, 22, 24

upgrades, 24, 25

see also pay parking on National Land

case studies

Boundless Playground, 53

Horticulture Volunteer, 7

International Flag Display, revitalisation of, xi

National Capital Exhibition Redevelopment, viii

NCA Trial Using Goats for Weed Management, 37

Volunteer Guide, 27

Central National Area, 24

Central Parklands, capital works, 24

Certification of Agency Fraud Control Arrangements, 29

Chair of the Authority, 4, 9

certification of fraud control arrangements, 29

message from, v–vii

statement on financial statements, 58

Chief Executive Officer, v, 10

appointment under the PALM Act, 9

foreword, ix–x

remuneration, determination of, 44

role and responsibilities, 5, 9, 11

Chief Financial Officer, 11

statement on financial statements, 58

Chief Planner, 5, 11

City and Gateway Draft Urban Design Framework, 15, 16

public consultation on, 15, 16, 20

City to Gateway Urban Renewal Strategy, v; see also City and Gateway Draft Urban Design Framework

classifications, employee, 41–42

client satisfaction surveys, x, 18, 19

Comcare, notifications to, 46

commencements, employee, 43

commercial and recreational activities on National Land, 22–24, 36

committees, management, 11

Commonwealth Avenue, 47

master plan, 24

Commonwealth Contracting Suite, mandatory use of, 33

Commonwealth Heritage List, 47

Commonwealth Heritage Values, 47

Commonwealth Ombudsman, reports by, 36

Commonwealth Park East, street furniture replacement, 25, 26

Commonwealth Place, revitalisation of flag display, vi, xi, 4, 24

Commonwealth Procurement Rules, 30, 33

community consultation; see public consultation

community education program, 17–20

Condition Assessment Reports, 23

conservation areas, management of, vii, 6, 36, 47

Conservation Volunteers, 6

Constitution Avenue, as an asset, 47

consultancy services, NCA provision of, 14, 16

consultants, 30–31

expenditure, 31

contact details, iv

Contour 556, x

cool burning techniques workshop, 6

corporate governance, 29–30; see also management and accountability

Corporate Plan, 3

as source of performance criteria, 14, 17, 21

cost recovery, 50; see also financial statements

cultural heritage sites, conservation of, vii

culturally and linguistically diverse background, employees from, 44

customer survey, x; see also client satisfaction surveys

D

Dam Safety Management Plan, 23

Deakin/Forrest residential precinct planning provisions, 15, 16, 20; see also Draft Amendment 89 – Deakin/Forrest Residential Precinct

deliverables, 3

departmental performance, 50, 51–52; see also financial statements

Department of Education, 18

Department of Finance, divestment of carparks, 24

Designated Areas, assessment of applications, 2, 3, 14, 15, 16

Design Canberra, x

Design Review Panel, 16

Development Control Plans, 15

Did you know?, 4, 17, 26, 36

diplomatic community, vi, ix

Diplomatic Estate

as an asset, 47

options for establishing new, vi

diplomatic sites, rental income from, 49, 50

Director, Compliance and Governance, 11

disability reporting, 46

diversity, workplace, 44

Dorothy Tangney Place carpark, lighting upgrade, 24, 25

Draft Amendment 89 – Deakin/Forrest Residential Precinct, 15; see also Deakin/Forrest residential precinct planning provisions

Draft Amendment 90 – Mint Administration Building, 15

Dunrossil Drive, Yarralumla, as an asset, 47

E

Earth Hour, 35

East Block carpark, lighting upgrade, 24, 25

ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance report, 34–36

Ecological Management Plan for NCA Conservation Areas, 36

education and awareness programs, 17–20; see also schools programs

electronic application lodgement system, 16

Emergency Services Agency Fire Investigators Course Assessment, 6

Employee Assistance Program, 46

employment arrangements, 44–45

energy efficiency measures, 35

Enlighten, x, 24

Enterprise Agreement, 11, 30, 44–45

Entity Resource Statement 2017–18, 51; see also financial statements

Environmental Care Agreement, with Friends of Grasslands, 6, 36

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, 34

asset management obligations under, 47

event approval systems, 18, 19

event bookings, National Land, iv, 18, 19

events fees and charges, review of, 24

Executive Director, 5, 11

exempt contracts, 31

external scrutiny, 36

F

Facebook, 20

factors contributing to performance, 3

Fair Work Australia, 44

feedback

on planning matters, v, 15

visitors, 18–19

see also client satisfaction surveys; public consultation

female employees, 41–43, 44

Finance Committee, 11

financial performance report, 49–52; see also financial statements

financial statements, 56–91

Audit Committee consideration, 30

independent audit report, 56–57

Statement by Accountable Authority and Chief Financial Officer, 58

first aid officers, 46

flag display, international, vi, xi, 4, 24

flexible working arrangements, 44

flood early warning system, upgrade, 25

Floriade, x, 24

Forrest planning provisions; see Deakin/Forrest residential precinct planning provisions; Draft Amendment 89 – Deakin/Forrest Residential Precinct

fraud control arrangements, certification of, 29

Fraud Control Plan, 30

freedom of information, contact point, iv

Freedom of Information Act 1982, 34

Friends of Grasslands, vii

Environmental Care Agreement with, 6, 36

fuel management, 36; see also hazard reduction burns

full-time employees, 41–42

G

gender, employees, 41–43

General Condition Reports, 23

GHD Pty Ltd, 23

glossary, 93–96

goat grazing, as weed control measure, 37

grants, 34

grasslands, conservation management, vii, 6, 36

green energy usage, 35

Griffin, Marion Mahony, viii, ix; see also Griffin Plan

Griffin, Walter Burley, viii, ix; see also Griffin Plan

Griffin Plan, v

Guidelines for Events on National Land, 35

H

hazard reduction burns, 6, 36

Health and Safety Committee, 11

Henry Rolland Park, Stage 1 completion, ix

Heritage Management Plans, 23, 24, 36, 47

heritage rose gardens, maintenance, 6, 7

Heritage Strategy, 47; see also Heritage Management Plans

High Mast Lights, replacement of, 26

Horticulture Volunteers, 6

case study, 7

House of Representatives Garden, 6; see also Old Parliament House Gardens

human resources management, 30, 39–47

I

Ian Potter National Conservatory, 25, 26

Indigenous cool burning techniques workshop, 6

Indigenous employees, 44

Individual Flexibility Agreements, 44

influenza vaccinations, 46

Information Commissioner decisions, 36

Information Publication Scheme, 34

injuries and incidents, employee, 46

Inquiry into Canberra’s National Institutions, NCA submission to, vi

Inquiry into Commonwealth and Parliamentary approvals for the proposed Stage 2 of the Australian Capital Territory Light Rail Project, NCA submission to, vi

insurance, for assets on National Land, 49, 50

internal audit plan, 30

International Association for Public Participation spectrum, 19

International Flag Display, revitalisation of, vi, 4, 24

case study, xi

invoice payment procedures, 33

irrigation control systems, 35

ISO 19011:2001 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems, 23

J

John Taylor and Co, 26

Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories, submissions to inquiries, vi

judicial decisions, 36

K

Kings Avenue, 47

master plan, 24

Kings Park, 47, 53

L

Ladies Rose Garden, 6

Lake Burley Griffin

asset management, 23–24, 47

recreational and commercial activities on, 23–24, 36

walking tours on shores of, 20

water quality monitoring, 23, 36

Lake Burley Griffin Water Quality Management Plan, 36

lake swim events, 24

Landscape and Sustainability Guidelines, release of, 15

learning and development, 39

leave arrangements, employees, 44

legislative framework, 3

letter of transmittal, i

light rail project, vi, ix

heritage and landscape impacts, vi

public consultation on, 20

list of requirements, 97–100

M

Macarthur Rose Garden, 6, 7

Major Projects Committee, 11

male employees, 41–43

management and accountability, 29–31; see also management committees and their roles

management committees and their roles, 9–11; see also management and accountability

Manuka Circle Precinct Development Control Plan, 15

marketing and communication strategies, 20

master plans, iv, 15, 24

May the 4th Be With You, event, x, 20

men employees, 41–43

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, 1

ministerial directions, 34

minor capital works, 25

Mint Administration Building, release of draft amendment plan, 15

mission, NCA, 1

Molonglo Catchment Group, 6

mulching practices, 35

music festivals, x, 20, 24

N

National Capital, v, vi

as an asset, 47

enhancing the character of, 1, 2, 3, 14, 17, 21

see also Canberra, promotion as National Capital

National Capital Authority Condition Assessment – All Infrastructure Assets Report, 23

National Capital Authority Library, research volunteers in, 6

National Capital Estate

asset management obligations under PALM Act, 2, 47

conservation areas, vii, 6, 36, 47

management function, 23–25

see also National Land; Program 1.2 National Capital Estate

National Capital Exhibition, 17

education programs, 18

redevelopment, vi, 25

case study, viii

visitation rates, 18

volunteer services, 6

National Capital Plan, v, 2, 14

amendments to, 15

and ecologically sustainable development, 36

review of, 3, 15

National Carillon, vii, 6, 36, 47

instrument upgrade, 25, 26

spectator numbers, 20

National Disability Strategy 2010–20, 46

National Emergency Services Memorial, Commonwealth Park, vi, 25, 26

National Heritage List, 47

National Land

events on, 18, 19, 20, 22–24

management of, 3, 22–27, 35–37, 47

permits for use of, 24

see also National Capital Estate

National Land Ordinance 1989, 47

National Land (Road Transport) Ordinance 2014, 2

National Library of Australia, poplar tree replacements, 25, 26

national memorials, NCA role in managing, vi, ix, 23, 47, 49

National Perception Survey, 19

National Police Memorial, replacement works, 25

National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development, 34

National Triangle, vi, 47; see also Parliamentary Zone

NCA Enterprise Agreement 2018-21, 11, 30, 44–45

Nepal, signing of lease with, ix

non-compliance issues, 30

non-ongoing employees, 40–42

notifiable incidents, 46

O

Old Parliament House Gardens, 6, 7

walking tours, 20

ongoing employees, 40–42

organisational structure, 4

Outcome 1, 3

expenses, 52

as source of performance criteria, 14, 17

see also Program 1.1 National Capital Functions; Program 1.2 National Capital Estate

outcome and program structure, 3

Outcome Expense Statement 2017–18, 52; see also financial statements

outreach education programs; see Brick by Brick (touring exhibition); education and awareness programs

P

PACER Program, 18

PALM Act; see Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988 (PALM Act)

parking fines, revenue from, 50

Parliamentary Committees, reports by, 36

Parliamentary Zone, vi, 25, 27, 47

part-time employees, 41–42

pay parking on National Land, 24

revenue from, 49, 50

see also carparks

Peace Keepers memorial; see Australian Peacekeeping Memorial

people with a disability, employees, 44

national strategy for, 46

performance criteria

Purpose One – Plan and Design, 14

results against, 15–16

Purpose Three – National Land, 21

results against, 22

Purpose Two – Inform and Educate, 17

results against, 18–19

sources, 14, 17, 21

Performance Management and Appraisal Scheme, 30, 45

personnel services and salaries processing, 45

PGPA Act; see Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act)

policies and procedures, 4

procurement initiatives to support small businesses, 33–34

procurement policy, 30

Program 1.1 National Capital Functions, 14, 21

deliverables, 3

expenses, 52

objectives, 3

Program 1.2 National Capital Estate, 21

deliverables, 3

expenses, 52

objectives, 3

protective security arrangements, 30

public consultation, 15, 19

on Acton Peninsula Structure Plan, 20

on City and Gateway Draft Urban Design Framework, v, 15, 16, 20

on Deakin/Forrest Residential Precinct, 15, 20

on Draft Amendment 90 – Mint Administration Building, 15

on events fees and charges, 24

on light rail, 20

Public Forum, 19

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), x, 2, 3

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014, 29

Public Service Act 1999, 3, 5, 9, 40

purchasing policy, 30

Purpose One – Plan and Design, 14–16

analysis of performance against purpose, 16

performance criteria, 14

results against, 15–16

Purpose Three – National Land, 21–26

analysis of performance against purpose, 23–26

performance criteria, 21

results against, 22

Purpose Two – Inform and Educate, 17–20

analysis of performance against purpose, 20

performance criteria, 17

results against, 18–19

Q

Qatar, signing of lease with, ix

Queen’s Birthday celebrations, 24

R

Reconciliation Day, ix

Reconciliation Place, ix

walking tours, 20, 27

recreational and commercial activities on National Land, 22–24, 36

recycling measures, 35

Regatta Point, vi; see also National Capital Exhibition

remuneration, Chief Executive’s, determination of, 44; see also salaries, employee

Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2018/02 – Remuneration and Allowances for Holders of Full-Time Public Office, 44

rental income, 49, 50

Research Volunteers, 6

Resource Management Guide 420 Mandatory Use of Commonwealth Contracting Suite, 33

retention, staff, 43

Rex Hazelwood Rose Garden, 6

risk management, associated with managing National Land and National Capital Estate, 22, 23

Risk Management Framework, 30

RMC Duntroon Health Centre, Works Approvals application fees, 16

roles and functions, NCA, 1–2, 47

rowing and sailing regattas, 24

S

safety, workplace, 46

safety risk assessments, of assets, 22, 23

Sailability Jetty, 25, 26

salaries, employee, 45

schools programs, vi, 17, 18

Scrivener Dam, 23

as an asset, 47

capital works projects, 24, 25

Scrivener Dam Independent Technical Advisor, 23

Scrivener’s Hut Conservation Woodland, 36

section 24 determinations, 44, 45

Senate Garden, 6; see also Old Parliament House Gardens

Senior Executive (committee), 11; see also senior executives

senior executives

gender, 41, 42

roles and responsibilities, 5, 11

salaries, 45

Senior Leadership Team, 11, 30

separations, employee, 43

Serbia, signing of lease with, ix

significant issues reported to Minister, 30

Skyfire, 24

small and medium enterprises, support for, 33

social media presence, 20

sporting events, 23–24, 36

staff retention and turnover, 43

staff statistics, 40–44, 45

stakeholder consultation, 15; see also public consultation

Standard Operating Procedures, 33

Star Wars community concert, x, 20

State Circle Grasslands, conservation area, 6

Statement by Accountable Authority and Chief Financial Officer, 58

Stirling Park, conservation area, vii, 6, 36; see also Stirling Ridge, Yarralumla, as an asset

Stirling Ridge, Yarralumla, as an asset, 47; see also Stirling Park, conservation area

strategic objectives, NCA, 1

structure, organisational, 4

submissions, to Parliamentary inquiries, vi

Surf Nippers Program, 24

Swim Guide (online water quality reporting system), 23

T

third party funded works, 25, 47, 50

threatened species and ecological communities, management of; see conservation areas, management of

touring exhibitions, 3, 18, 20; see also Brick by Brick (touring exhibition)

training activities, staff, 39

transmittal letter, i

travelling exhibitions; see Brick by Brick (touring exhibition); touring exhibitions

tree removal and replacement program, 23, 25, 26, 35

turnover, staff, 43

Twitter followers, 20

2017–18 Portfolio Budget Statements, 3

2018–19 Budget, funding injection, vi

U

urban design guidelines, development of, 15;
see also master plans

V

visitor attractions

operation of, 18–20

visitation rates, 18, 20

see also Blundells Cottage; National Capital Exhibition; National Carillon

Volunteer Guides, 6

case study, 27

volunteer program, vii, 6

W

walking tours, 6, 18, 20, 27

waste management, 35

water-based recreation activities, 23–24, 36

water conservation measures, 35–36

water quality monitoring, 23, 36

water sports, 23–24, 36

weed control, 6, 36

case study, 37

Welcome to Country, ix

West Block carpark, lighting upgrade, 24, 25

Whole-of-Government Energy Contract, 35

women employees, 41–43, 44

work health and safety, 46

Work Health and Safety Act 2011, 3, 11

workplace diversity, 44

Workplace Diversity Plan, 44

Workplace Health and Safety Committee, 11

Works Approval applications, 16, 50

World Wide Fund for Nature Earth Hour, 35

Yarramundi Grasslands, conservation area, 6, 36

as an asset, 47