Premier and Cabinet

2017-18

Progress and measurement of the Premier's Priorities

The NSW Government has established 12 Premier's Priorities to tackle important issues for the people of NSW using a whole-of-government delivery-focused approach led by the Premier's Implementation Unit.  This audit will assess whether the Premier's Implementation Unit is effective in advancing the Premier's Priorities and reporting progress to the public. 

Regional assistance programs  

See full description under Transport.

Unsolicited proposal to acquire 50 per cent of Ausgrid

See full description under Treasury

2018-2020

Government advertising

Annual review as above.

Social benefit bonds

Social benefit bonds are a financial instrument that pays a return based on achieving agreed social outcomes. It is a special type of payment-by-results contract, where private investors provide working capital to a service provider to deliver an intervention. The Government's policy to expand the scope of Social Benefit Bonds in NSW was implemented in 2015. This audit may consider how the Government has worked with stakeholders to ensure that opportunities to leverage this model are being used.

Local Government Reforms

See full description under Local Government.   

NSW major event assessments

Destination NSW is the lead NSW Government agency for the tourism and major events sectors. Its role is to market Sydney and NSW as one of the world’s premier tourism and major events destinations; to secure major sporting and cultural events; to work in partnership with Business Events Sydney to win major international conventions and incentive travel reward programs; to develop and deliver initiatives that will drive visitor growth throughout the State; and to achieve the NSW Government’s goal of doubling expenditure within the State’s visitor economy by 2020.

This audit may examine how well Destination NSW assesses the costs and economic impacts of attracting major events to NSW to ensure it achieves value for money for taxpayers.