A lighthouse is a symbol of good governance. It shines a light on the right way forward and warns of danger before it hits. This is the essence of good public sector governance: keeping agencies on the right track and sounding an alarm before things could go wrong. 

The governance lighthouse concept was first published in the Auditor-General's Report Parliament Volume Two 2011 and includes more detail on the 17 points of governance (based on the eight ASX Corporate Governance Principles). 

Our vision

To make the people of New South Wales proud of the work we do.

Our mission

To help parliament hold government accountable for its use of public money.

Our values

Purpose – we have an impact, are accountable and work as a team.

People – we trust and respect others, and have a balanced approach to work.

Professionalism – we are recognised for our independence and integrity and the value we deliver.

Our award-winning annual report

In 2012 we won both a Gold Australasian Reporting Award and Governance Reporting Special Award.