The objective of this audit is to assess whether the strategic water purchases by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources were conducted consistent with government policy, supported by appropriate program design, were planned and executed appropriately, and, achieved value for money.

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine whether the department:

  1. had appropriate program design, planning and guidance in place to support strategic water procurements;
  2. executed the program consistent with approved policy, planning and guidance; and
  3. achieved value for money.