The Bureau operates within the enhanced Commonwealth performance framework in accordance with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act).
The Act requires each Commonwealth agency to produce a corporate plan at the beginning of the cycle that sets out its purpose, strategies for achieving its purpose and how success will be measured. The Bureau’s purpose, as defined by its mission, is to provide trusted, reliable and responsive weather, water, climate and ocean services for Australia—all day, every day. The Bureau’s Corporate Plan 2019–20 is available online at http://www.bom.gov.au/inside/Bureau-of-Meteorology-Corporate-Plan-2019–20.pdf
At the end of the reporting cycle, agencies are required to produce an annual performance statement and provide an assessment of the extent to they have succeeded in achieving their purpose. The Bureau’s performance is measured using the 19 success measures outlined in its Corporate Plan 2019–20.
This section reports on the Bureau’s results for 2019–20 against the purpose and performance criteria published in the Bureau of Meteorology Corporate Plan 2019–20 and the Portfolio Budget Statements 2019–20 for the Environment and Energy Portfolio.