For Reviewers

Gateway Reviews, Health Checks and Deep Dive Reviews are conducted in accordance with the Review Workbooks (included in the ‘Resources’ tab of this webpage). 

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

To complement the Review Workbooks, Infrastructure NSW provides a Terms of Reference for a Review in consultation with the responsible delivery agency and key stakeholders.

Good governance and project/program assurance calls for a single individual, the Senior Responsible Officer (SRO), as the point of accountability and strategic responsibility. 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 acting as the 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, those individuals being independent of the agency and project team. The Review Team is selected for its mix of 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 must not include individuals that are currently directly employed by the NSW Government. 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 of a high quality, succinct and clear Review Report. The RTL leads the Review process throughout the Project Briefing and the stakeholder interviews.

Review Team Member (RTM)

A RTM is selected due to 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 delivery agency (documentation and stakeholder interviews) in accordance with the Review Terms of Reference and the relevant Workbook. A RTM provides high-quality input into the final Review Report, including the Review’s recommendations.

Become a Reviewer

To express your interest in becoming a Reviewer, please contact to discuss next steps and specific requirements.

What the Reviewer Needs to Know  Info Sheet

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