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Actions for Design and implementation of the Transport Asset Holding Entity

Design and implementation of the Transport Asset Holding Entity

Transport
Treasury
Asset valuation
Financial reporting
Infrastructure
Procurement
Risk
Service delivery

The Transport Asset Holding Entity (TAHE) is the State's custodian of rail assets. It is a state owned corporation and commenced operating on 1 July 2020. This audit assessed the effectiveness of NSW Government agencies' design and implementation of TAHE. We audited TAHE, Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and NSW Treasury. Separate and related audits on TAHE are reported in 'State Finances 2022', 'State Finances 2021' and 'Transport a

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Actions for Transport and Infrastructure 2022

Transport and Infrastructure 2022

Transport
Asset valuation
Financial reporting
Information technology
Infrastructure
Management and administration
Procurement

Result of the Transport and Infrastructure cluster agencies' financial statement audits for the year ended 30 June 2022. What we found Unmodified audit opinions were issued for all Transport and Infrastructure cluster agencies' financial statements. An 'other matter' paragraph was included in TAHE's Independent Auditor's Report for its 30 June 2022 financial statements which draws attention to Transport and Asset Holding Enti

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Actions for Coordination of the response to COVID-19 (June to November 2021)

Coordination of the response to COVID-19 (June to November 2021)

Premier and Cabinet
Community Services
Health
Justice
Whole of Government
Internal controls and governance
Risk
Service delivery
Shared services and collaboration

This audit assessed the effectiveness of NSW Government agencies’ coordination of the response to COVID-19, with a focus on the Delta variant outbreak in the Dubbo and Fairfield Local Government Areas (LGA) between June and November 2021. We audited five agencies - the Department of Premier and Cabinet, NSW Health, the NSW Police Force, Resilience NSW and the Department of Customer Service. The audit also considered relevant pl

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Actions for Enterprise, Investment and Trade 2022

Enterprise, Investment and Trade 2022

Finance
Asset valuation
Compliance
Cyber security
Financial reporting
Information technology
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Procurement
Regulation
Risk

Result of the Enterprise, Investment and Trade cluster agencies' financial statement audits for the year ended 30 June 2022. What we found The Machinery of Government changes within the Enterprise, Investment and Trade cluster resulted in the creation of the Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade and the transfer of $1.0 billion of net assets into the new department. Unmodified audit opinions were issued for all compl

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Actions for Planning and Environment 2022

Planning and Environment 2022

Environment
Industry
Local Government
Planning
Asset valuation
Compliance
Financial reporting
Information technology
Infrastructure
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Risk

Result of the Planning and Environment cluster agencies' financial statements audits for the year ended 30 June 2022. What we found Unmodified audit opinions were issued for all completed 30 June 2022 financial statements audits of cluster agencies. Seven audits are ongoing. Disclaimed audit opinions were issued for the 2010–11 to 2015–16 financial statements of the Water Administration Ministerial Corporation (WAMC), as mana

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Actions for Stronger Communities 2022

Stronger Communities 2022

Justice
Community Services
Asset valuation
Compliance
Cyber security
Financial reporting
Information technology
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Procurement
Project management
Risk

Results of the Stronger Communities cluster agencies' financial statement audits for the year ended 30 June 2022. What we found Unqualified audit opinions were issued on all completed 30 June 2022 financial statement audits. One audit is ongoing. All 13 cluster agencies that have accommodation arrangements with Property NSW derecognised right-of-use assets and lease liabilities of $917 million and $1 billion respectively. The

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Actions for Development applications: assessment and determination stages

Development applications: assessment and determination stages

Planning
Local Government
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Service delivery

Local councils in New South Wales are responsible for assessing local and regional development applications. Most development applications are assessed and determined by council staff under delegated authority. However, some development applications must be referred to independent local planning panels or Sydney and regional planning panels for determination. Councils provide support to local planning panels. The Department of

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Actions for Regional NSW 2022

Regional NSW 2022

Environment
Industry
Planning
Asset valuation
Compliance
Financial reporting
Fraud
Information technology
Infrastructure
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Regulation
Risk
Shared services and collaboration

Result of the Regional NSW cluster agencies' financial statement audits for the year ended 30 June 2022. What we found Unmodified audit opinions were issued for Regional NSW cluster agencies. Two audits are ongoing. What the key issues were The Department of Regional NSW (the department) and Local Land Services (LLS) accepted changes to their office leasing arrangements managed by Property NSW. These changes resulted in the

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Actions for Education 2022

Education 2022

Education
Asset valuation
Compliance
Cyber security
Financial reporting
Information technology
Internal controls and governance
Procurement
Risk

Result of the Education cluster financial statement audits for the year ended 30 June 2022. What we found Unmodified audit opinions were issued for Education cluster agencies. An 'other matter' paragraph was included in the TAFE Commission's independent auditor's report as it did not have a delegation or sub-delegation from the Minister for Education and Early Learning to incur expenditure from cluster grants. What the key i

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Actions for Customer Service 2022

Customer Service 2022

Finance
Asset valuation
Compliance
Cyber security
Financial reporting
Information technology
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Procurement
Regulation
Risk
Service delivery
Shared services and collaboration

Result of the Customer Service cluster agencies' financial statement audits for the year ended 30 June 2022. What we found Unmodified audit opinions were issued for Customer Service cluster agencies. What the key issues were The number and size of Service NSW's administered grant programs have increased significantly in response to emergency events. Improvements are required to address gaps in Service NSW's policies, systems