Public Sector

We help the public sector improve the efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of their risk and assurance processes to protect office holders and allow better use of public funds. 

InConsult has significant experience in the public sector covering the three levels of government:

  • Local Government;
  • State Government; and
  • Federal Government;

InConsult is a prequalified supplier under the NSW Performance and Management Services Scheme (SCM0005) and ICT Services Scheme (SCM0020).

We Understand the Key Issues

Our involvement in the public sector means we understand the issues facing our clients. 

Local Government

  • Cost shifting
  • Aging workforce and labour relations
  • Mergers in NSW
  • Rate pegging & low investment income
  • Sustainability of service delivery and infrastructure
  • Regional development
  • Constitutional recognition of local government
  • Changes to planning laws
  • Lack of competitive tendering for insurance services

State Government

  • Sale of public infrastructure
  • Shift from public to private sector delivery models
  • Cost shifting
  • Aggressive restructuring of agencies
  • Aggressive outsourcing
  • Reducing IT spend Vs IT security and IT efficiency
  • Rising house prices
  • State significant planning laws

Federal Government

  • Levels of foreign debt and government spending
  • Healthcare privatisation
  • Balancing mining benefits and environmental protection

Our Team

We draw our capabilities from our team of experienced people. Our Directors and consultants have worked in the public sector and have a good understanding of the current issues facing the public sector. 

We have proven track record of delivering projects on time, within budget and adding value.

We understand all elements of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and the specific needs of NSW State Government agencies to ensure observance of NSW Treasury’s Internal Audit and Risk Management Policy TPP15-03.

Industry Experience

We have over 130 public sector clients and have worked across the three tiers of government on a wide range of projects that include:

  • Independent review of various governance frameworks including risk management, probity, procurement and contract management;
  • Design and implementation of enterprise wide risk management frameworks;
  • Conducting strategic risk assessment workshops;
  • Assessing the level risk maturity;
  • Sketching and drafting realistic and practical risk appetite statements;
  • Providing outsourced and co-sourced internal audit support;
  • Developing strategic audit plans and conducting a wide range of internal audits;
  • Developing fraud and corruption control policies and procedures;
  • Conducting realistic business continuity exercises;
  • Conduct investigations;
  • Delivering training to management, risk owners and Councillors in risk management, risk appetite, business continuity, GIPA, governance and internal control; and
  • Implementing our web-based and integrated risk management technology.

Our Clients

We have supported all three levels of government sectors including:

Auburn Council
Aust Reinsurance Pool Corp
Bankstown City Council
Bega Valley Shire Council
Blue Mountains City Council
Botany Bay Council
Broken Hill City council
Burwood Council
Cabonne Shire Council
Camden Council
Canterbury City Council
Cessnock City Council
City of Canada Bay
Coffs Harbour City Council
Corrective Services
Dept. Of Premier and Cabinet
Eurobodala Shire Council
Fairfield Council
Family & Community Services
Far North Coast Weeds Auth
Gosford City Council
Mid-Coast Council
Holroyd City Council
Hornsby Shire Council
Hunters Hill Council

Hurstville City Council
Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD
James Cook University
Kiama Council
Ku-ring-gai Council
Lake Macquarie Council
Lane Cove Municipal Council
Leichhardt Council
Lismore Council
Liverpool City Council
Long Service Corporation
Lord Howe Island Board
Manly Council
Marrickville Council
Parramatta City Council
NSW Mental Health Commission
Mosman Municipal Council
Muswellbrook Council
Newcastle Airport
North Sydney Council
NSW Institute of Psychiatry
NSW Ombudsman
NSW Treasury Corporation
Office of Strategic Lands
Orange City Council

Penrith City Council
Pillar Administration
Port Stephens Council
Queanbeyan City Council
Randwick City Council
Redland City Council
Rockdale City Council
Rouse Water
Shellharbour City Council
Shoalhaven City Council
Strathfield Council
Sutherland Shire Council
Sydney Cricket Ground Trust
Tamworth Council
Tweed Shire Council
Upper Lachlan Council
Wagga Wagga City Council
Waverley Councl
Wentworth Shire Council
Western Sydney Parks Trust
Willoughby City Council
Wollondily Council
Wollongong City Council
Wyong Shire Council

Did You Know?

  • InConsult was ranked by BRW as one of the fastest growing new companies in Australia.
  • We pioneered research into risk management practices in local government through our Council Wide Risk Management Survey.
  • We helped Hunters Hill Council win 2011 a Risk Management Excellence Award.


Read our Council Wide Risk Management Report.

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