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Project Assurance Reviews

Project Assurance Reviews complement the Gateway process and are an important element of DTF’s infrastructure assurance framework.

Project Assurance Reviews (PARs) are undertaken by a team of public and private sector reviewers and provide timely advice to Government, responsible department and/or agency, and DTF on a project or program’s progress, objectives, governance and readiness.  PARs are designed to improve delivery confidence, reduce ‘scope creep’ and allow a wider stakeholder engagement than other processes may allow. 

PARs include bespoke terms of reference developed by DTF in consultation with the Office of Projects Victoria and individual project teams. PARs will usually be conducted shortly before a decision point or key milestone is reached or during construction when there is a long period between Gates 4 (Tender Decision) and 5 (Readiness for Service). PARs can also be requested by the Treasurer, the responsible minister, department or agency.

All HVHR ICT projects are required to complete PARs due to the unique risks associated with ICT projects. 


More information on PARs, including planning for a review and finalising terms of reference can be found in the PAR Guidance. 


Contact us

For additional information or to arrange a PAR review please contact the Gateway helpdesk at: gateway.helpdesk@dtf.vic.gov.au.

Visit the Office of Projects Victoria website for more information. 

Reviewed 27/09/2018
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