This review would examine the extent to which the recommendations made in ANAO Audit Report No. 22 of 2011–12, Administration of the Gateway Review Process, have been implemented, and the timeliness of implementation action.

The Gateway Review Process aims to improve delivery and implementation of large and complex policies, projects and services, while building the Australian Public Service’s capability to deliver and implement government programs and projects. It involves a series of short, intensive reviews at critical points across a proposal’s implementation life cycle.

ANAO Audit Report No. 22 of 2011–12 concluded that, overall, the Gateway Review Process has been effectively implemented within the Australian Government. The audit report made five recommendations to improve the administration of, and benefits gained from, the Gateway Review Process. All recommendations were agreed to by the responding entities.