The objective of this audit is to assess whether the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) designed and is implementing its property investment strategy in a way that is delivering the intended benefits, and how any lessons learned are being reflected in a new strategy that is being developed.

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine whether CSIRO:

  • is on track to reduce the organisation’s property footprint by 20 per cent, and eliminate the forecast annual increase in property operating costs, compared with 2012–13 levels;
  • established effective governance arrangements to support the implementation of its 2012 Property Investment Strategy;
  • is appropriately informing the development of a new property strategy through analysis and review of the implementation of the 2012 Strategy, and the results that have been achieved.

Contribute to this audit

The ANAO welcomes members of the public contributing information for consideration when conducting performance audits. Performance audits involve the independent and objective assessment of the administration of an entity or body’s programs, policies, projects or activities. They also examine how well administrative support systems operate.

The ANAO does not have a role in commenting on the merits of government policy but focuses on assessing the efficient and effective implementation of government programs, including the achievement of their intended benefits.

The audit you have selected is currently collecting audit evidence and is seeking input from members of the public. We particularly value information that deals with significant matters or insights into the administration of the subject of this audit. Information can be submitted either by uploading a file, or by entering your information into the comments box below.

While your contribution will be considered, and handled with care, you will not automatically receive feedback about your contribution. However, if you provide your contact details, you may be contacted regarding your contribution.

Please note that contributions are intermittently monitored. We aim to consider all contributions within 14 days of receipt.

We anticipate accepting contributions to this audit until Sunday 27 October 2019.

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