CMTEDD leads the ACT Public Service (ACTPS) and provides strategic advice and support to the Directorate’s Ministers and the Cabinet on policy, financial and economic matters, service delivery and whole of government issues. The Directorate facilitates the implementation of government priorities and drives many new initiatives.
The Directorate is responsible for collecting and managing taxation revenue; managing the Government's financial assets and liabilities, including superannuation liabilities and investments; and providing advice to the Government and ACT agencies on the Territory's budget and financial management, economic and revenue policy, federal financial relations, and workers compensation policy. The Directorate is also responsible for Shared Services which provides financial, ICT and HR support across Government.
The Economic Development focus is on facilitating business development, investment, tourism and events, sport and recreation, arts, and other government activity, often in coordination with the private sector, to increase the economic performance of the ACT. Economic Development is also responsible for land release and facilitating projects through the office of Coordinator-General, as well as Procurement and Capital Works.