This audit would assess the effectiveness of the administration of the Community Health and Hospitals Program. The program represents a government investment of $1.25 billion over seven years, from 201819, in local services, infrastructure projects and programs intended to address local service gaps and fund new and existing facilities. Projects will be delivered through Primary Health Networks, targeted grant funding, and transfer payments to states and territories.

The audit would focus on areas within the Department of Health’s administrative responsibility, including the selection and allocation of program funding to states and territories, including through Primary Health Networks; and departmental value-for-money decision-making regarding national projects.