Governance is a broad term encompassing the systems and structures by which an organisation is directed, controlled and operated and the mechanisms by which it and the people within it are held to account.

Establishing appropriate governance arrangements for the functions and activities undertaken by public entities is critical to the delivery of high quality performance in the public sector. Well considered and fit for purpose governance arrangements provide a foundation for effective and efficient management of public sector entities. 

DPC supports a wide range of governance-related projects. Below are links to information about some of these projects:  

NSW Public Sector Governance Framework

The NSW Public Sector Governance Framework (the Framework) provides guidance in relation to the key issues to be considered when determining the appropriate governance arrangements and level of Government control required in respect of functions for which the NSW Government is accountable.

The Framework has been designed as a tool to assist with the process for establishing new entities and reviewing existing entities in the Executive branch of Government. The Framework is available here.

Principal Departments and Other Bodies

Clusters in NSW government

View the Governance Arrangements Chart.

For a complete list of entities please see the NSW Government Directory.

Opportunities for information sharing

Many people consider their personal information to be highly sensitive. Appropriate collection, management and storage of personal information are critical elements to citizen trust in the public sector. However, misconceptions about the frameworks governing sharing personal information can impact on the coordination of services, case management and policy development.

The Department of Premier & Cabinet engaged the Social Policy Research Centre to develop three case studies that identified opportunities for better personal information sharing between government agencies and with non-government organisations, where appropriate. Improved sharing of personal information in these areas can support more effective policy development, leading to improved service delivery performance and coordination.

The Social Policy Research Centre identified the legislative and policy framework for each case study, conducted qualitative research on the interpretation of this framework, and developed three case study reports. These are outlined in the Opportunities for Information Sharing: Case Studies report.