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The Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities portfolio covers a number of policy areas, including safety across the civil aviation, maritime and transport sectors; air navigation services; developing and administering the national capital; and road, rail and freight transport systems.
Read an overview of the Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities portfolio including details of key activities, expenses and staffing levels. The audit focus section outlines the influences on the ANAO’s allocation of financial audit resources and the selection of performance audit topics and other activities. Also included is a list of material and non-material entities within the portfolio with their corresponding risk profile and key risks. Any risks that are considered key audit matters (KAMs) by the ANAO are separately identified.
The audit would examine whether the Civil Aviation Safety Authority administers its legislative and regulatory responsibilities in an efficient and effective manner, consistent with the Australian Government’s Regulator Performance Framework and with other relevant standards and better practice principles.
This audit would examine the efficiency of the approval processes for airport master plans.
All leased federal airports must have a master plan approved by the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport. The master plan is to be a 20-year strategic vision for the airport site, including future land uses, types of permitted development, and noise and environmental impacts.
The objective of this audit is to examine whether selected regulatory entities effectively apply the cost recovery principles of the Australian Government’s cost recovery framework. The selected regulatory entities are the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, and the Department of Health (Therapeutic Goods Administration).
The objective of this audit is to undertake a two-stage process to examine whether selected entities have appropriate arrangements in place for implementing agreed ANAO performance audit, Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit and other parliamentary committee recommendations. The first stage would be a limited (negative) assurance engagement, and the second stage a reasonable (positive) assurance approach.
The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) publishes two reports annually addressing the outcomes of the financial statement audits of Australian government entities and the Consolidated Financial Statements (CFS) of the Australian Government, to provide the Parliament of Australia with an independent examination of the financial accounting and reporting of public sector entities. This report will focus on the results of the interim audit phase, including an assessment of entities’ key internal controls, of the 2018–19 financial statements audits of a range of entities including all departments of state and a number of major Australian government entities.
The objective of this audit is to assess whether the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities has designed and implemented appropriate governance and administration arrangements for the transition and delivery of sustainable reforms to services on Norfolk Island.
The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the administration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment targets in government procurement contracts and intergovernmental funding agreements in achieving policy objectives.
The objective of the audit is to assess whether the award of funding under the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages program was informed by appropriate departmental advice, and that processes complied with the grants administration framework.
The objective of this audit is to examine the extent to which Commonwealth entities have implemented the Digital Continuity 2020 Policy, and how effectively the National Archives of Australia is monitoring, assisting and encouraging entities to meet the specified targets.