The objective of this audit is to examine whether value for money is being delivered by the Australian Rail Track Corporation’s (ARTC’s) management of the Inland Rail pre‑construction program.

Audit criteria

To form a conclusion against the audit objectives, the following high level criteria would be adopted:

  • Are appropriate coordination, management and control mechanisms in place to deliver the pre-construction program?
  • Has the ARTC’s procurement activities provided value for money, including by giving a strong emphasis to competition in selection processes?