The Department of Planning and Environment requires mining companies to rehabilitate sites according to conditions set in the mining development approval. The Department holds mining rehabilitation security deposits that are meant to cover the full cost of rehabilitation if a mining company defaults on its rehabilitation obligations.
The total value of security deposits held has increased from $500 million in 2005 to around $2.2 billion in 2016, coveri
This report focuses on key observations and findings from 2016 audits and highlights key areas of focus for financial and performance audits in 2017.
The quality and timeliness of financial reporting continued to improve across the NSW public sector in 2016. Only one qualified audit opinion was issued and most agencies signed their financial statements on time.
We found the Government’s cluster governance arrangements were unclear and inconsistently i