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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 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 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 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 Water management, security and supply
Several topics in this program will examine how well, from a state and local government perspective, entities are ensuring, managing and regulating the state’s water supply. We will conduct these pieces of work as part of a multi volume series on the theme of water, including looking at this issue in a particular place (refer ‘place-based auditing’ topic focus area above).
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 One TAFE
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
Actions for Coordination of agencies in precinct planning
The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment coordinates with other entities to develop and deliver precinct plans. These plans aim to deliver 'a planned approach to growth in Sydney, with new homes and jobs located close to public transport, shops and services, while retaining and enhancing a community’s character'. New priority precincts were announced in July 2017. This audit will consider how effectively the Department coordinates with releva
Actions for Waste services levy and planning for waste infrastructure
The NSW Government charges councils a waste levy to encourage recycling. This audit will consider: how this money is being used whether the application of the levy is achieving its goal whether the NSW Government is doing enough to anticipate and manage demand for waste management facilities in NSW.