The Public Accounts Committee is conducting an inquiry looking at accountability measures for decision-making for the delivery of major infrastructure, contracting of public services and/or the privatisation of public assets in NSW.
On 24 October 2023 the Committee resolved to consider the Critical Communications Enhancement Program as the initial focus of this inquiry.
That the Public Accounts Committee inquire into and report on the accountability measures in place for decision-making in respect of the delivery of major infrastructure, contracting of public services and/or the privatisation of public assets by the NSW Government, including:
a) processes and governance to support the justification of decisions;
b) business and investment cases, analysis, risk appraisals and other information considered by decision makers;
c) the effectiveness of systems, processes and metrics for measuring, evaluating and reporting:
i. the effectiveness of privatisation or contracting arrangements including financial management, risk management, procurement, contract management and stakeholder engagement;
ii. time and cost variations and their evaluation, management and reporting;
iii. whether the proposed costs, benefits and/or performance improvements of a decision were realised; and
d) any other related matters.
The Parliament of New South Wales acknowledges and respects the traditional lands of all Aboriginal people, and pays respects to all Elders past and present. We acknowledge the Gadigal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Parliament of New South Wales stands.