1. About our annual plan

The Auditor-General provides independent assurance to the Parliament of Victoria and the Victorian community about the financial integrity and performance of the state and local governments, with assistance from the Victorian Auditor-General's Office (VAGO).

Our work program

Under the Audit Act 1994, the Auditor-General must prepare and table an annual plan before 30 June each year that details VAGO's proposed work program for the coming financial year.

Annual Plan 2022–23

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This annual plan sets out our proposed work program for the 2022–23 financial year.

3. Managing native vegetation clearing

Conclusion

Councils are not adequately managing native vegetation clearing on private land and cannot take effective action against unauthorised clearing.
DELWP, which is responsible for setting the native vegetation management policy and regulations, is aware of key reasons for councils' failure to implement regulations but has been slow to act to address issues to support councils' effective implementation of the regulation.