Led by the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC), in partnership with the NSW Productivity Commissioner, Peter Achterstraat AM, the Review of Grants Administration in NSW (the Review) was tasked with delivering an updated Good Practice Guide to Grants Administration (the draft Guide) and recommendations to the NSW Premier, Dominic Perrottet, to ensure that NSW government grants:
- deliver value for public money in achieving their stated purpose or purposes
- are robust in their planning and design
- adopt key principles of transparency, accountability, and probity
- deliver a high-quality customer experience.
The Review makes 19 recommendations to bring grants administration into line with best practice. In addition to feedback from 26 stakeholder groups, the Review considered grants administration guidelines from comparable jurisdictions, best practice risk assessment and assurance frameworks, and the existing NSW policy and legislative context.