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Northern Territory Auditor-General's Office, February 2023 Report to the Legislative Assembly



Northern Territory Auditor-General's Office, February 2023 Report to the Legislative Assembly

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Auditor-General for the Northern Territory February 2023 Report Page 78 of 131 Modular Housing cont Performance reporting The Our Community Our Future Our Homes Reporting Framework October 2020 clearly identifies the measures that are to be reported upon to demonstrate achievement of intended outcomes and the frequency of reporting relevant to each program. For each program, the framework identifies the criteria and required reporting data as demonstrated in the example below: Measurement (HomeBuild NT expenditure report: value of contracts awarded ($) to date) Scope (by community and program) Funding source (NTG or AG) Period reported (by current financial year and agreement period) Format (quantitative activity) Responsibility (TFHC governance and government relations) Data source (Assets System Nexus [ASNEX]) Report to (website, JSC). Information pertaining to the delivery of the remote housing program is contained within a number of NTG systems. Information is maintained in the: Tenancy Management System Assets System Nexus [ASNEX] Quotations and Tenders Online (QTOL) Agency Purchase Requisitions Online (APRO) Corporate Business Intelligence System (CBIS) Reporting involves the collation of data from each of the above systems by a data analyst. Program cost information includes costs relating to construction; site service costs; driveways; yard works; preliminary costs and freight costs. Comprehensive reports are produced at a lot level and include completed works and scheduled works. The reports are then reviewed by two individuals prior to the information being released on a dashboard through a public website (ourfuture.nt.gov.au/accountability-and-reporting/programprogress#/room-to-breathe). Reports are also prepared through similar collation processes to inform governance committees and ministers. The current reporting process is dependent on manual extraction and collation of data which presents an increased risk of error and inefficiencies in the reporting process. DIPL is investing in a program management system which will enable reporting at portfolio, program and project levels and will automate the reporting processes. DIPL representatives advised that a pilot has been approved for the Housing Program Office. The proposed program management system is an existing system and will not require significant customisation to be fit-for-purpose however it will need to draw the required information from existing NTG systems. The reported numbers are not apportioned between block and non-block houses as the type of housing is not relevant to achievement of the objectives. Representatives from DIPL advised that no stakeholders have specifically requested such information to be reported on a regular basis.