For Reviewers

Gateway Reviews, Health Checks and Deep Dive Reviews are conducted Reviews are conducted in accordance with the Gateway Review Toolkit and Reviewer Workbooks.

The Infrastructure Investor Assurance Framework (IIAF) provides further detail on the processes.

Infrastructure NSW develops the Terms of Reference for a Review in consultation with the responsible delivery agency and key stakeholders. The Terms of Reference are used to guide the selection of appropriate reviewers and are provided to reviewers in advance of the Review.

The governance and oversight of a project/program ordinarily includes three major parties: a ‘sponsor’, ‘deliverer’ and ‘asset owner/manager or operator’. These parties may come from within the same organisation.

Good governance and project/program assurance calls for a single individual, the Senior Responsible Officer (SRO), as the point of accountability and strategic responsibility. The SRO may come from within the ‘sponsor’, ‘deliverer’ or ‘asset manager/owner or operator’ organisation.

To enable a successful Review to take place, the delivery agency must identify each of the parties performing the role of ‘sponsor’, ‘deliverer’ and ‘asset owner/manager or operator’, as well as the individual SRO. It is essential that the delivery agency’s SRO participates in the Gateway Review process.

Reviews are conducted by highly experienced independent Review Teams where independent refers to the individuals being independent of a delivery agency and a project team. The review team is selected so that it possesses the skills, capability and experience to enable it to provide relevant assessment and advice.

For Tier 1 – High Profile/High Risk projects, independent reviewers forming the Review Team do not include individuals that are currently employed by the NSW Government and include high profile industry experts. For Tier 2 and 3 projects, independent reviewers forming the Review Team can include individuals currently employed with the NSW Government if they are independent of the delivery agency and project team.

Review Teams are typically comprised of a Review Team Leader (RTL) and at least one Review Team Member (RTM).

Review Team Leader (RTL)

The RTL is tasked with the overall responsibility for the delivery and successful outcome of the Gateway Review. The RTL leads the Gateway process throughout the Planning Meeting and the Gateway Review; guiding the Review Team through to the successful delivery of the final report. 

Review Team Member (RTM)

A RTM is selected because of their background, experience and specialist skills applicable to a particular project or program. A RTM works with the RTL and other RTMs to collect and evaluate evidence provided by the Project Team (documentation and stakeholder interviews) in accordance with the Review Terms of Reference and the relevant Review Workbook. A RTM typically provides input into the final report, including its recommendations.

Become a Reviewer

To express your interest in becoming a Reviewer, please contact assurance@infrastructure.nsw.gov.au to discuss next steps and specific requirements.

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