Auditor-General's Reports to Parliament
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    Performance
    Sydney road maintenance contracts
    15 Jun 2017
    In November 2013, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) outsourced the maintenance of State roads in the Sydney region south and west zones using an innovative contracting approach called the Stewardship Maintenance Contract (SMC). The SMC links risk to reward, and uses a performance framework where out ...
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    NorthConnex
    8 Jun 2017
    NorthConnex is a nine-kilometre tolled motorway tunnel between the M1 Pacific motorway at Wahroonga and the M2 Hills motorway at West Pennant Hills. Major construction work commenced in February 2015 and the tunnel is expected to open to traffic in late 2019. In March 2012, the M7 shareholders (al ...
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    Medical equipment management
    25 May 2017
    Medical equipment needs to be properly managed over its lifecycle, from planning to acquisition, operation and disposal, to ensure patient safety and quality of care. This audit assessed how well NSW hospitals managed medical equipment to meet the needs of patients.
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    Mining rehabilitation security deposits
    11 May 2017
    This audit was undertaken when the Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development was responsible for ensuring land disturbed by mining activities is rehabilitated in accordance with the relevant development approval, including the administration of mining rehabilitation security deposits. ...
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    Planning for school infrastructure
    4 May 2017
    The Department of Education (Department) must provide students with a place in a government school if parents desire it. Over the next 15 years, the student population in NSW Government and non-government schools is projected to grow by 21 per cent to nearly 1.5 million students. Over 80 per cent of ...
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    Therapeutic programs in prisons
    3 May 2017
    When a prisoner enters custody in New South Wales, there is an expectation that they will be offered therapeutic programs that reduce their risk of reoffending 1. Relative to the costs of providing them, these programs have wide-ranging benefits for prisoners and the broader community, and provide s ...
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    Contingent workforce
    27 Apr 2017
    NSW Government agencies use contingent labour to help deliver services to the community. The NSW Public Service Commission (PSC) defines contingent labour as people employed by a recruitment agency and hired by government agencies to provide labour or services. Agencies use contingent labour to fill ...
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    Rail Punctuality
    11 Apr 2017
    A NSW Government priority is to ‘maintain or improve reliability of public transport services over the next four years’. Punctuality is a key element of reliability, and the level of patronage is a critical factor in the ability to maintain punctuality. Increasing patronage places pressure on the le ...
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    Building the readiness of the non-government sector for the NDIS
    23 Feb 2017
    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a major reform that aims to change the way disability support is provided and received. Responsibility for overseeing the system to support people with disability in New South Wales will transfer from the NSW Government to the National Disability In ...
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    Assessing major development applications
    19 Jan 2017
    The Planning Assessment Commission (the Commission) is an independent body established in 2008 under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the EP&A Act). It makes decisions on major development applications in New South Wales. Along with the Department of Planning and Environment (the ...
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