Implementation monitoring

The Bushfires Royal Commission Implementation Monitor, Mr Neil Comrie AO APM, has ensured that the 2009 Bushfires Royal Commission Report recommendations have come into effect. This success confirms the value of adopting a process so that government and the community have access to transparent independent verified information about the implementation of commitments and responses to the Board’s recommendations. Monitoring arrangements reduce the prospect that this report will simply sit on a shelf.

Recommendation 1

The State empower and require the Auditor-General or another appropriate agency to: oversee the implementation of these recommendations and the commitments made by the State and GDF Suez during this Inquiry; and report publicly every year for the next three years on the progress made in implementing recommendations and commitments.