There are 13 Catchment Management Authorities across NSW which were established in late 2004 as part of major natural resource management reforms in NSW. Catchment Management Authorities are statutory authorities who report to the Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Water Resources. CMAs are funded by the NSW Government, with additional support from the Australian Government. CMAs have responsibility for devolving operational, investment and decision-making natural resource functions to catchment level.
A joint committee representing DECCW, ServiceFirst and the 13 CMAs contracted BSR to undertake an initial high level strategic review of the ICT environment within the CMAs to initially identify and document the current ICT environment and recommend a way forward for the entities involved, considering the NSW Shared Services Reform Agenda and the likely future roles of DECCW and ServiceFirst in their supporting roles to the CMAs.
The review involved a Business Process Review, ICT Technology Review, Business Systems Review, Information Management Review, Projects Review and documentation of General Issues and Risks. The report developed by BSR provided a Roadmap and Framework to enable the CMAs to move forward with the necessary consolidation and rationalisation of business systems and reforms to service provision from DECCW and ServiceFirst.