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Actions for A compliance review
We will conduct at least one compliance review to confirm that specific legislation, directions and regulations have been adhered to.
Actions for Health capital works
According to the 2018 Auditor-General’s Report to Parliament on Health, the value of assets held by NSW Health increased from $18.6 billion at 30 June 2017 to $20.1 billion at 30 June 2018. Most of this increase is attributed to capital expenditure on new facilities, upgrades and redevelopments. The same report also notes that two capital projects were completed on time and under budget in the same financial year. Completion dates were revised for ten ot
Actions for Accessing legal aid and community legal services
Legal Aid NSW and non-government community legal services (CLCs) provide legal assistance services across New South Wales to socially and economically disadvantaged people to improve access to justice and help people break the cycle of disadvantage. Legal Aid NSW operates through a network of 24 offices and 235 regular outreach locations. In August 2018, the NSW Government announced an increase in funding available for CLCs, with annual contributions exp
Actions for Water security: supply and conservation
Safe and secure water is essential to the social and economic health of communities, and to protect environmental and cultural heritage. The climate in NSW is predicted to become hotter and drier, and population will continue to grow. It will become even more critical that we secure water supplies and make the best use of the water we share. These audits will assess: how effectively water for regional NSW towns and cities has been secured through infras
Actions for Place-based auditing
This audit will involve selecting a place and auditing various aspects of government interaction with that place. The issues covered could include: social disadvantage (e.g. looking at health, education and social outcomes in a socially disadvantaged community) planning coordination (e.g. looking at an urban planning precinct – such as Western Sydney or Parramatta, and determining whether government agencies are working well together in implementing po
Actions for Cybersecurity
Following our audit of central policy design and implementation in 2018, this audit would examine how effectively a selection of agencies and councils are implementing IT security controls. This may include an examination of whether entities are compliant with the relevant cyber risk management frameworks.
Actions for Credit card management
Credit cards offer a transparent, flexible and efficient way for local council officials to obtain goods or services to meet business needs. However, credit card misuse can expose a local council to risks such as waste, fraud and reputational damage. This audit may look at the effectiveness of credit card management policies and practices across a selection of councils.
Actions for Developer contributions and voluntary planning agreements
Development contributions help cover the cost of delivering infrastructure needed to support new communities and homes. They aim to make sure that developers and businesses are paying their fair share towards the infrastructure needed to support new homes. This audit will consider the management and use of developer contributions, including voluntary planning agreements, in selected NSW local councils.
Actions for Management of procurement
Local councils in New South Wales are tasked with managing a large volume of complex, multi year service delivery and supply contracts. This audit may consider whether select councils have the requisite systems, procedures and capability to establish and manage these contracts to deliver their expected outcomes at a reasonable cost.
Actions for Advice for major decisions
The NSW Government makes decisions that involve the spending of significant sums, and that have substantial impacts on citizens. This topic will examine a number of policy or investment decisions and examine whether these: were informed by appropriate and robust departmental advice complied with relevant procurement and assurance frameworks.