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Actions for A compliance review

A compliance review

Whole of Government
Asset valuation
Compliance
Cyber security
Financial reporting
Fraud
Information technology
Infrastructure
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Procurement
Project management
Regulation
Risk
Service delivery
Shared services and collaboration
Workforce and capability

We will conduct at least one compliance review to confirm that specific legislation, directions and regulations have been adhered to.

Planned

Actions for Health capital works

Health capital works

Health
Asset valuation
Financial reporting
Infrastructure
Management and administration
Project management
Regulation
Service delivery

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

Planned

Actions for Accessing legal aid and community legal services

Accessing legal aid and community legal services

Justice
Compliance
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Service delivery
Workforce and capability

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

Planned

Actions for Water security: supply and conservation

Water security: supply and conservation

Whole of Government
Compliance
Infrastructure
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Regulation
Service delivery

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

Planned

Actions for Place-based auditing

Place-based auditing

Whole of Government
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Project management
Service delivery
Shared services and collaboration

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

Planned

Actions for Developer contributions and voluntary planning agreements

Developer contributions and voluntary planning agreements

Local Government
Compliance
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Regulation
Service delivery

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.

Planned

Actions for Management of procurement

Management of procurement

Local Government
Asset valuation
Financial reporting
Management and administration
Procurement
Regulation
Service delivery

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. 

Planned

Actions for Supporting major events in NSW

Supporting major events in NSW

Treasury
Asset valuation
Financial reporting
Infrastructure
Management and administration
Project management
Service delivery

This audit may examine whether the process used to assess, fund and support major events, including events infrastructure, delivers value for money to taxpayers. It may also consider the role of Destination NSW – which is responsible for devising and implementing strategies to grow the State’s visitor economy.

Planned

Actions for Needs-based funding in government schools

Needs-based funding in government schools

Education
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Service delivery

Under the Local Schools, Local Decisions education reform, an increasing portion of the education budget has been devolved to public schools. As part of this reform, the Department developed a funding model which has core and needs-based elements. These elements are designed to reflect the characteristics of schools and the students within them. Approximately $1.2 billion in needs-based funding was allocated in 2019 to public schools with students requi

Planned

Actions for One TAFE

One TAFE

Education
Financial reporting
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Project management
Service delivery
Workforce and capability

TAFE NSW launched a series of modernisation initiatives in 2016 that aimed to transform the organisation into a contemporary and commercial government-owned business. These included transitioning to a single Registered Training Organisation. Other priority initiatives included introducing enterprise-wide business systems, implementing a co-ordinated approach for marketing and communications, and establishing Connected Learning Centres to enable greater r