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Audit program

The Audit Office has a strong desire to engage effectively with all our external stakeholders to ensure we deliver audits that are of a high quality and lead to improved public sector reporting and performance.

Our Annual Work Program, provides a summary of all audits to be conducted within the proposed time period as well as detailed information on the areas of focus based on each of the NSW government clusters. On occasions, the Auditor-General may change the completion date of planned audits. This can be in response to changes to scope or other circumstances. Additional topics can also be added to the program. We invite feedback from all stakeholders on this program, the process we have adopted and our decisions.

For details on how we selected the topics in our current work program, please refer to the 2018-19 Annual Work Program document published in July 2018. Please note that the timings published in this document have changed since it was released – current timings can be found below. 

Performance audit reports

Report Cluster Release date
Management of the NSW firearms licensing and registration scheme Justice     Planned for January to March 2019 quarter
Access to transport for people with a disability Transport      Planned for January to March 2019 quarter 
Development applications Local Government Planned for April to June 2019 quarter
Waste management in local government Local Government Planned for April to June 2019 quarter
Wellbeing in secondary schools Education   Planned for April to June 2019 quarter
Governance of local health districts Health      Planned for April to June 2019 quarter
Amalgamation: Managing staffing implications Local Government Planned for April to June 2019 quarter
Managing the growth of the NSW prison population Justice Planned for April to June 2019 quarter
Grants to non‑government organisations Family and Community Services Planned for April to June 2019 quarter
Ensuring contract management capability in government Finance, Services and Innovation, Health and Local Government Planned for April to June 2019 quarter
Aboriginal health plan Health       Planned for April to June 2019 quarter
Management of native vegetation Planning and Environment Planned for April to June 2019 quarter
Biosecurity risk management Industry      Planned for April to June 2019 quarter

 
 Financial audit reports        

Report Release date
Local Government Planned for January to March 2019 quarter
Universities  Planned for April to June 2019 quarter

   
Special reviews

Report Release date
Members Additional Entitlements Planned for January to March 2019 quarter
Request audit - compliance of expenditure with Section 12A of the Public Finance and Audit Act 1983 Planned for January to March 2019 quarter
Engagement of Probity Advisers and Probity Auditors Planned for April to June 2019 quarter