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The objective of this audit is to examine whether the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development exercised appropriate due diligence in its acquisition of the ‘Leppington Triangle’ land for the future development of the Western Sydney Airport.
The objective of this audit is to assess whether the strategic water purchases by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources were conducted consistent with government policy, supported by appropriate program design, were planned and executed appropriately, and, achieved value for money.
The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the administration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation targets in intergovernmental funding agreements in achieving policy objectives.
The objective of this audit is to examine the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT’s) achievement of value for money objectives in the delivery of official development assistance through facility arrangements.
This audit would examine the effectiveness and value for money of the Department of Defence’s (Defence’s) procurement process for the proposed long-term contract for the operation of the propellant facility at Mulwala and the munitions facility at Benalla. The audit would also follow up on Defence’s implementation of a 2016 ANAO recommendation that Defence develop a cost-effective implementation plan for the future operation of the facilities.
The Mulwala and Benalla facilities provide propellant, explosives and munitions to the Australian Defence Force. The Mulwala facility was redeveloped between 2007 and 2015 at a cost of over $415 million.
This audit would assess the effectiveness of the Department of Defence’s (Defence’s) administration of the Hunter class frigate program, including the value for money of Defence’s acquisition of Hunter class frigates, and planning for construction and entry into service.
In June 2018, the Australian Government announced the acquisition of nine Hunter class frigates to replace the Royal Australian Navy’s existing Anzac class frigates. The Hunter class is based on the BAE Systems Type 26 design, and will be built at the Osborne shipyard in South Australia, with the first-of-class expected to enter service in the late 2020s. The acquisition cost of the Hunter class frigates is approximately $35 billion.
In addition to providing capability to the Royal Australian Navy, the acquisition of the Hunter class frigates is an integral part of the Australian Government’s 2017 Naval Shipbuilding Plan, which seeks to create a viable and sustainable Australian naval shipbuilding industry, based on a continuous build of naval surface ships and submarines.