3 Dec 2010

Audit unable to measure spending by SPARC

6:21 am on 3 December 2010

A review by the Auditor-General of the Sport & Recreation agency, SPARC, has been unable to find how effectively it is spending public money.

A report shows auditors could not assess how well the agency's sporting programmes suit the community, due to a lack of information.

The report says SPARC could provide adequate evidence it is carrying out its duties, such as encouraging activities in different demographics.

But it did not have sufficient information to show how well the activities suited the needs of each group, as there was limited information on participation rates.

The Auditor-General has not made any recommendations for improvement, noting that SPARC has already put together a system to measure how well it performs.