Cluster governance


NSW government entities are consolidated into ten ‘clusters’ reflecting ten broad policy areas of government. The NSW Public Sector Governance Framework (February 2013) articulated the anticipated benefits from the cluster model, including:

  • better alignment of entities to deliver key policy, business and service delivery priorities and consistent accountability and reporting relationships for entities across clusters
  • improved administrative and financial flexibility, agility and responsiveness of entities
  • improved transparency, integrity and accountability of the NSW public sector.

This audit will examine whether the cluster model is fit for purpose to effectively and efficiently achieve the outcomes intended by government.