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Report 13 of 2017 (Published on 28 November 2017)

Adelaide Riverbank (Festival Plaza) Development

We reviewed the procurement arrangements used to select the preferred tenderer and execute the Development Agreement for the Adelaide Riverbank (Festival Plaza) Development project. The procurement initially involved a competitive expression of interest and request for proposal process followed by a direct negotiation process. Specifically, the review considered:

  • compliance with relevant government policy and procedural requirements, such as Treasurer’s Instructions and procurement frameworks
  • compliance with agency specific procurement policies and procedures
  • information presented to and approved by SA Government
  • whether the procurement arrangements considered probity, accountability, transparency and fair treatment of participants
  • whether procurement processes established by the SA Government were adequate to assess value for money in entering into the Development Agreement
  • whether appropriate governance and accountability arrangements were established and operating effectively to provide adequate oversight of the procurement.

We concluded that the controls over the procurement process were not sufficient to provide reasonable assurance that the process was conducted properly and in accordance with accepted standards for procurement management.

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Report 12 of 2017 (Published on 28 November 2017)

Grant to One Community SA

This review considered the Department of the Premier and Cabinet grant administration process and the application of the funds by the grant recipient, One Community SA. More specifically, it considered:

  • the grant establishment and management in line with government requirements
  • whether grant funds were applied in line with the conditions and purpose set out in the Funding Agreement
  • if application of the grant funds would have represented proper use of public money when retrospectively assessed against the most current standards (updated in July 2016).

We concluded that the Department of the Premier and Cabinet did not sufficiently control the grant management process to provide reasonable assurance that the grant provision and management was conducted properly and in line with accepted standards for managing public expenditure.

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Report 11 of 2017 (Published on 28 November 2017)

State Finance and related matters

The 2017-18 State Budget (2017-18 Budget) was tabled in Parliament in June 2017.

This Report provides our observations on the State’s public finances based on a review of the 2017-18 Budget, in particular:

  • an overview of key matters currently relevant to the State’s public finances
  • a brief analysis of the financial performance of the State. This primarily involves examining the results for the past year, and the Budget and forward projections included in the Budget Papers
  • a review of the financial position of the State, including analysis of major assets and liabilities.

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Report 10 of 2017 (Published on 28 November 2017)

Disaster recovery planning

This report provides detailed commentary and audit observations on a review to determine whether SA Government agencies have implemented sufficient processes and controls to recover their key information assets following a disaster or significant business disruption.

Our review identified that most SA Government agencies have implemented some disaster recovery controls and a number of agencies were strengthening their recovery arrangements.

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Report 9 of 2017 (Published on 17 October 2017)

 

Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2017

 

This Report is in three parts - Part A, Part B and the Appendix to the Annual Reports.

Part A: Executive summary contains the opinions the Auditor-General is required to give under section 36 and identifies any examinations that have been made under section 32 of the Public Finance and Audit Act 1987. It also summarises the main matters brought to the attention of the Parliament and the SA Government resulting from the 2016-17 audits of public sector agencies.

Part B: Agency audit reports summarise the outcomes of each agency included in the 2016-17 Auditor-General’s Annual Report. It features a snapshot of key agency information covering functional responsibility, financial statistics, significant events and transactions, and whether the financial statement and financial controls opinions are unmodified or modified (qualified).

The Appendix to the Annual Report (volumes 1 to 5) contains the Treasurer’s statements and scanned copies of the final audited financial reports of public sector agencies that were forwarded to me that are, in my opinion, of sufficient importance to warrant publication.

 

Report 8 of 2017 (Published on 29 September 2017)

Report on the Operations of the Auditor-General's Department for the year ended 30 June 2017

This Annual Report provides information on the Auditor-General’s Department’s activities and performance in 2016-17.

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Report 7 of 2017 (Published on 1 September 2017)

Adelaide Oval redevelopment for the designated period 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017

This Report provides an executive summary of the matters arising from the audit for the three reporting terms of reference provided for in the Adelaide Oval Redevelopment and Management Act 2011.

Our review for this period found that significant progress has been made in addressing some long outstanding matters raised in previous Reports. However some matters still require attention. The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) indicated in its response that these matters are being progressed:

  • finalising and closing out outstanding defects
  • procurement planning for the delivery of works by Adelaide Oval SMA Limited
  • monitoring, reporting, procurement and contract management of works for the oval.

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Report 6 of 2017 (Published on 20 June 2017)

Examination of governance in local government

This report outlines the finding of a review of a regional subsidiary of the Adelaide Hills Region Waste Management Authority to determine whether their activities are being managed efficiently and economically through a sound governance and accountability framework. Key principles of good governance that this examination focused on include administrative arrangements, management and oversight, transparency and accountability, and conduct.

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Report 5 of 2017 (Published on 20 June 2017)

The Torrens Road to River Torrens South Road Upgrade Project

This report provides detailed commentary and audit observations on our review to assess whether effective controls were in place over the following elements of the Torrens to Torrens Project:

  • planning, evaluation and approval processes
  • governance and accountability arrangements
  • Commonwealth funding arrangements
  • compulsory land acquisition processes.

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Report 4 of 2017 (Published on 20 June 2017)

Enterprise Pathology Laboratory Information System

This report provides detailed commentary and audit observations on a review of the implementation of the Enterprise Pathology Laboratory Information System Program to assess whether it is being delivered on time, on budget and with the planned system functionality.

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Report 3 of 2017 (Published on 11 April 2017)

Consolidated Financial Report review

This Report provides our observations on the 2015-16 Consolidated Financial Report (CFR), in particular:

  • the purpose of the CFR
  • highlights of the CFR
  • an analysis of the State’s actual financial performance
  • an analysis of the State’s actual financial position
  • an overview of the CFR reporting frameworks
  • the findings of our review of the CFR.

The CFR is a key financial accountability document that reports the SA Government’s actual financial performance and position for the year. The 2015-16 CFR was published on the Department of Treasury and Finance website in January 2017.

The CFR incorporates both the whole of government financial report and the financial report of the general government sector.

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Report 2 of 2017 (Published on 28 February 2017)

Adelaide Oval redevelopment for the designated period 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2016

This Report provides an executive summary of the matters arising from the audit for the three reporting terms of reference provided for in the Adelaide Oval Redevelopment and Management Act 2011.

This Report highlights that the majority of matters raised about the activities over a number of designated reporting periods remain unresolved, notwithstanding that the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure agreed with our recommendations and proposed actions to address the matters including the:

  • adequacy of financial reporting
  • basis for reimbursing Adelaide Oval SMA Limited for prior works was not clear
  • adequacy of documentation to support procurement process for new works
  • resolution of outstanding defects.

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Report 1 of 2017 (Published on 28 February 2017)

Examination of governance arrangements in local government

This report outlines the findings of a review of two councils to determine whether their activities are being managed efficiently and economically through a sound governance and accountability framework. Key principles of good governance that this examination focused on include administrative arrangements, management and oversight, transparency and accountability, and conduct.

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