Planning and Environment 2017

The Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford released her report today on the results of financial audits of agencies in the Planning and Environment cluster. The report focuses on key observations and findings from the most recent audits of these agencies.

The audits were completed for most agencies in the cluster and unqualified audit opinions issued. Issues identified during the financial statement audits of seven small agencies delayed their finalisation beyond the statutory deadline, and six of these remain incomplete. Apart from these small agencies, the quality of financial reporting across the cluster remained at a high standard.

The report also includes a range of observations on service delivery. The Premier's priority for housing completions was achieved in 2016-17 and progress towards the priority to reduce the volume of litter in New South Wales slowed following two years of improvement.

Further information

Barry Underwood, Director, Office of the Auditor-General, on 0403 073 664 and email