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Actions for Implementing Asset Management Reforms

Implementing Asset Management Reforms

Justice
Planning
Finance
Treasury
Asset valuation
Financial reporting
Infrastructure
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Project management

Hospitals, schools, public housing, roads, bridges, buses and trains are just some of the assets used by government in providing services to citizens. The NSW Government’s asset base is impressive in size - with a value of around $167 billion and with government plans to spend around $8 billion acquiring or replacing assets in the current year. Another $2 billion is spent each year on maintenance. Good asset management is very important to government;

Published

Actions for The Department of Community Services Helpline

The Department of Community Services Helpline

Community Services

Children have the right to be safe from abuse and neglect. Unfortunately not all children are properly cared for and some are harmed. Each week over 4,000 people contact the Department of Community Services with information about children at risk of neglect or physical, emotional or sexual abuse. The Department has a statutory duty to protect children it considers to be at risk of harm. To do this, it needs an effective system to receive, assess and re

Published

Actions for Planning for Sydney's Water Needs

Planning for Sydney's Water Needs

Planning
Environment
Infrastructure
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Procurement
Project management
Service delivery

Reliably supplying water to our State’s principal city, Sydney, is a major responsibility for the Government. The community has been made keenly aware in recent years that inflows have been decreasing, and that Sydney has been using more water than is available. In April 2005 the water in Sydney’s storages dropped to 41.5 per cent of their capacity – the lowest level since the construction of Warragamba dam in 1960. As Sydney continues to develop, it i

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Actions for Follow-up of Performance Audit: Maintenance of Public Housing

Follow-up of Performance Audit: Maintenance of Public Housing

Community Services
Compliance
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Regulation

Periodically we review the extent to which agencies have implemented the recommendations they accepted from our earlier audits. This gives Parliament and the public an update on the extent of progress made. Maintaining public infrastructure – whether social or economic – is a topic that is attracting significant attention. In this follow-up audit, we examine changes following our April 2001 report on how well the Department of Housing managed its publi

Published

Actions for Controlling and reducing pollution from industry

Controlling and reducing pollution from industry

Planning
Environment
Compliance
Management and administration
Regulation

The regulatory framework introduced under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997, along with other initiatives progressively being implemented by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), should enhance the overall effectiveness of environment protection in NSW. The Audit Office is of the opinion that the framework is consistent with best practice and once fully implemented, should contribute to the achievement of further improvements in

Published

Actions for Maintenance of public housing

Maintenance of public housing

Community Services
Management and administration

In recent years the Department of Housing (DoH) has made a major effort to improve both the quality of service to tenants and its processes for maintenance. In addition, the funding for maintenance has also been increased. There is, however, a need to ensure that the maintenance of assets is adequately planned for and funded from the start. Without adequate maintenance, the value of an asset will deteriorate more rapidly and can result in significant los