NSW Government welcomes review's report on grant administration
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has welcomed the Report on the Review of Grants Administration in NSW, which has made 19 recommendations for achieving best practice grants administration.
The review, led by the Department of Premier and Cabinet in partnership with the Productivity Commissioner, Mr Peter Achterstraat AM, was tasked with reviewing the administration of NSW Government grants to ensure that grants deliver value for public money, are robust in their planning and design, deliver a high-quality customer experience, and adopt key principles of transparency, accountability and probity.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said the NSW Government welcomed the report and thanked the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Mr Achterstraat for their important work.
“Grants are a significant part of the way the Government supports communities and individuals – from COVID responses, to sports fields, to flood recovery, to small business assistance – it is an important way we work to deliver outcomes for the people of NSW,” Mr Perrottet said.
“But all grants are ultimately funded by public money, and so it’s critical we also make sure they are administered fairly, effectively and transparently.”
The review makes 19 recommendations designed to improve the administration and assessment of government grants.
The NSW Government is carefully considering the recommendations and will respond in the coming weeks.