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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 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.
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 Support for major events in NSW
Destination NSW provides financial and in-kind support for major events held in NSW. This support aims to create economic and cultural benefits for NSW and increase the number of international and interstate visitors. This audit will assess whether Destination NSW can demonstrate that its support for major events achieves value for money. It will do this by examining the effectiveness of Destination NSW’s approach to: assessing proposals for support fo
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 Train station crowding
Increasing population puts pressure on the public transport system leading to increased crowding. Long-term responses are to increase network capacity, but in the short-term transport agencies must work within existing constraints to manage crowding to ensure a safe, reliable and comfortable journey for passengers. This audit will look at how effectively transport agencies manage crowding at train stations.