This audit would assess the effectiveness of the Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) in planning and delivering security works at Parliament House.

In 2017–18, DPS undertook a capital works program that included significant security works. This included works to the perimeter of Parliament House to enhance the security of building occupants and the thousands of visitors to Parliament House each year. Other security works included replacing the emergency warning intercommunication system controllers, upgrades to the fire sprinkler system, replacing the mechanical and lighting components of the 42 passenger and goods lifts, and other security-related upgrades, such as skylight replacement.

The audit would examine effectiveness in delivering planned security improvements, and also consider costs, benefits and the design integrity of the building.