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Actions for WestInvest

WestInvest

Premier and Cabinet
Treasury

Audit background WestInvest is a $5 billion funding program that was announced in September 2021. It provided funding for infrastructure projects that would 'improve the liveability of communities and support economic recovery' in the Western Sydney area. $2 billion in funding was allocated via a community projects stream and $3 billion was allocated to projects delivered by NSW government agencies. Audit objective The objective of the audit is to ass

Planned

Actions for Cemeteries and crematoria

Cemeteries and crematoria

Planning

In February 2021, the NSW Government tabled the report of a statutory review of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013. The report titled 'The 11th hour solving Sydney's cemetery crisis' found that Greater Sydney is running out of burial space, posing significant financial risk to the State’s finances with unfunded liabilities of the Crown sector in excess of $300 million and required capital for new cemeteries of approximately $200–300 million. As part

Planned

Actions for Universities 2023

Universities 2023

Universities

This report will analyse the results of the financial statement audits of the ten NSW universities and their controlled entities for the year ended 31 December 2023. It will comment on financial reporting and performance, internal controls and governance, and areas of interest that are in focus during the conduct of our audits. 

Planned

Actions for Local Government 2023

Local Government 2023

Local Government

This report will bring together findings and recommendations from our 2022–23 financial audits of local councils. It will comment on financial reporting and performance, internal controls and governance, and areas of interest that are in focus during the conduct of our audits.

Planned

Actions for Road asset management in local government

Road asset management in local government

Local Government

New South Wales has over 180,000 km of roads across its network. Local councils manage over 85% of these roads. This audit will consider how effectively three councils are managing their road assets. The audit will examine whether the selected councils have a strategic framework in place for road assets, have effective data and systems for managing road assets and whether they manage their road assets in line with planned service levels and quality outc

Planned

Actions for Achieving outcomes across the prison system

Achieving outcomes across the prison system

Justice
Community Services

The NSW corrective system comprises both public and private prison operators, with approximately three quarters of the inmate population in publicly operated prisons, and the remaining quarter in privately managed prisons. In 2018, Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) commenced a project to use consistent measures to monitor and benchmark service delivery outcomes across the NSW prison system. This audit may examine whether the benchmarking project is achiev

Planned

Actions for The NSW Government's international offices

The NSW Government's international offices

Industry

Most Australian state and territory governments have trade and investment offices located overseas, which operate alongside the Australian government's international Austrade offices. The NSW Government has an international network, with offices and staff located in the Americas, Greater China, India, the Middle East, North Asia, ASEAN, and the UK, Europe and Israel. These offices aim to attract international businesses to NSW and assist NSW-based busine

Planned

Actions for Cyber security in local health districts

Cyber security in local health districts

Health

Local Health Districts in New South Wales create, collect and maintain patient data, including sensitive personal information. Cyber security incidents can harm service delivery and may include the theft of information, denial of access to critical technology, or even the hijacking of systems for profit or malicious intent. This audit may examine the effectiveness of Local Health Districts in safeguarding patient data and ensuring data security, includi

Planned

Actions for Ambulance services in regional New South Wales

Ambulance services in regional New South Wales

Health

NSW Ambulance is responsible for delivering ambulance services across New South Wales, including the delivery of the Extended Care and Intensive Care paramedic programs. In its 2021–22 annual report, NSW Health noted a four-year initiative to convert 246 paramedic positions to intensive care paramedic positions, with 73 paramedics commencing training for regional Intensive Care Paramedic positions. Additionally, in its 2020–21 Year in Review report, NSW

Planned

Actions for Threatened species

Threatened species

Environment

Audit background  There are 1073 species and 110 ecological communities that are listed as threatened in New South Wales under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016, including 72 declared extinct. Threatened species include terrestrial plants and animals, reptiles, marine mammals and freshwater plants. The Department of Planning and Environment is implementing a range of activities to support threatened species. This includes a statutory biodivers