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Actions for Universities 2019 audits
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 2019. 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.
Actions for Water security: water conservation in Greater Sydney
Greater Sydney is home to almost five million people and the region is continuing to grow. To have a liveable city that is resilient to climate variability, it is critical that we secure our water supply. This includes making the best use of the water that we share. The audit will examine whether water conservation initiatives are effectively investigated, implemented and supported in Greater Sydney. It will focus on the activities of Sydney Water and t
Actions for Water security: regional town water infrastructure
Safe and secure water is essential to the social and economic health of communities, and to protect our environmental and cultural heritage. The climate in NSW is predicted to become hotter and drier, while our demand for water will grow and change. Ensuring we have right water and sewer infrastructure in regional NSW is therefore critical. The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is the primary regulator and a significant infrastructure fun
Actions for Managing cyber risks
Following our 2018 audit of detecting and responding to cyber security incidents, this audit will examine how effectively agencies identify and manage their cyber security risks. This will include consideration of their compliance with the NSW Cyber Security Policy that came into effect in February 2019.
Actions for Governance and internal controls over local infrastructure contributions
Local infrastructure contributions help cover the cost of delivering infrastructure needed to support new communities and homes. They aim to ensure that developers and businesses are paying their fair share towards the infrastructure needed to support new homes and an increased population. This audit will assess the effectiveness of governance and internal controls over local infrastructure contributions collected by selected councils. Councils being au
Actions for Local government procurement
The Report on Local Government 2018 found that many councils need to improve their policies and practices for procurement. The aim of this audit is to generate sector-wide learnings on procurement and tendering management. The audit will assess how effectively procurement is managed in a sample of six councils across metropolitan, regional and rural New South Wales. The scope also includes how councils assess outcomes and ensure that they achieve value f
Actions for CBD and South East Light Rail – follow up audit
The CBD and South East Light Rail (CSELR) project is a light rail service that connects the Sydney CBD to Kingsford and Randwick. First passenger services commenced in December 2019. We conducted a performance audit of the CSELR project in 2016. This audit will assess whether Transport for NSW has effectively updated and consolidated information about project costs and benefits, and whether Transport for NSW has implemented the recommendations of the pre
Actions for Support for nurses and junior doctors in high-pressure, high-demand hospital environments
Under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011, health is defined as including both physical and mental health. Nurses and junior doctors may be exposed to situational stressors (i.e. risks associated with the tasks they perform and the workplace environment) and conditional stressors (i.e. shift work and work culture). These factors can affect the health, safety and wellbeing of staff and impact on their ability to perform their role. This audit will as