Regional assistance programs

The NSW Government commits substantial resources to regional assistance programs that broadly target:

  • infrastructure
  • jobs
  • individuals and small businesses
  • community amenity.

The NSW Government has committed to providing 30 per cent of the funds raised through the sale and lease of government assets to infrastructure in regional areas. At 30 June 2017, $1.7 billion had been committed for this purpose. The NSW Government allocates these funds through regional assistance programs such as Resources for Regions and Fixing Country Roads. NSW councils are the primary recipients of funding provided under these programs.

This audit will assess whether these two regional assistance programs (Resources for Regions and Fixing Country Roads) are being effectively managed and achieve their objectives. In making this assessment, we will address the following questions:

  • How well are the relevant agencies managing the assessment and recommendation process?
  • How do the relevant agencies ensure that funded projects are being delivered?
  • Do the funded projects meet program and project objectives?



Transport data analytics for decision making

Transport for NSW collects a number of sources of data on customers and its network to inform planning and decision making. For example, the opal card system offers information on the actual travel patterns of customers.  This audit may examine whether Opal card ticketing data is complete and accurate and how the transport agencies are using this, and other information for planning and service delivery improvements.

Newcastle Urban Transformation and Transport Project (Revitalising Newcastle)

See Planning and Environment for full description

Mobile speed cameras

Fixed speed cameras and safety cameras aim to reduce speeding at specific locations, while mobile cameras aim to reduce speeding across the road network. Roads and Maritime, in consultation with the NSW Police Force and the NSW Centre for Road Safety, manages the deployment of mobile speed cameras to ensure the program delivers maximum road safety benefits and supports police enforcement activities

This audit will assess whether mobile speed cameras are effectively and efficiently operated to maximise road safety benefits across the NSW road network.

Access to public transport for people with disability

According to the ABS, one in five Australian's have reported living with a disability. Restrictions to accessible and integrated transport infrastructure can limit the participation of a person with a disability to work, education or other community and economic activities and opportunities.  This audit may examine how well NSW public transport agencies are ensuring efficient and effective transport services are available to people with a disability.


Description pending.

Road safety

Description pending.

Revenue risk for contracted transport services

Description pending.