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. 


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 level of risk maturity;
  • Sketching and drafting realistic and practical risk appetite statements;
  • Providing outsourced and co-sourced internal audit services;
  • 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 CouncilHurstville City CouncilPenrith City Council
Aust Reinsurance Pool CorpIllawarra Shoalhaven LHDPillar Administration
Bankstown City CouncilJames Cook UniversityPort Stephens Council
Bega Valley Shire CouncilKiama CouncilQueanbeyan City Council
Blue Mountains City CouncilKu-ring-gai CouncilRandwick City Council
Botany Bay CouncilLake Macquarie CouncilRedland City Council
Broken Hill City councilLane Cove Municipal CouncilRockdale City Council
Burwood CouncilLeichhardt CouncilRouse Water
Cabonne Shire CouncilLismore CouncilShellharbour City Council
Camden CouncilLiverpool City CouncilShoalhaven City Council
Canterbury City CouncilLong Service CorporationSSROC
CENTROCLord Howe Island BoardStrathfield Council
Cessnock City CouncilManly CouncilSutherland Shire Council
City of Canada BayMarrickville CouncilSydney Cricket Ground Trust
Coffs Harbour City CouncilParramatta City CouncilTamworth Council
Corrective Services NSWMental Health CommissionTweed Shire Council
Dept. Of Premier and CabinetMosman Municipal CouncilUpper Lachlan Council
Eurobodala Shire CouncilMuswellbrook CouncilWagga Wagga City Council
Fairfield CouncilNewcastle AirportWaverley Councl
Family & Community ServicesNorth Sydney CouncilWentworth Shire Council
Far North Coast Weeds AuthNSW Institute of PsychiatryWestern Sydney Parks Trust
Gosford City CouncilNSW OmbudsmanWilloughby City Council
Mid-Coast CouncilNSW Treasury CorporationWollondily Council
Holroyd City CouncilOffice of Strategic LandsWollongong City Council
Hornsby Shire CouncilOrange City CouncilWyong Shire Council
Hunters Hill 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. More…


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