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Actions for Local government 2019
This report will bring together findings and recommendations from our 2018–19 financial audits of local councils and will comment on financial reporting and sustainability, internal controls and governance, and areas of interest that are in focus during the conduct of our audits.
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 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
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.
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 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 WestConnex
The WestConnex project is a motorway project that will link the M4 and M5 motorways with 33km of new motorway tunnels in Sydney. We conducted a performance audit of the WestConnex business case review process in 2014. Since then, the scope and projects included in WestConnex have changed. This audit will assess whether the responsible agencies effectively assessed and justified major scope changes to the WestConnex project.