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Service Priority Review

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​On 4 May 2017, the State Government announced a wide-ranging review into the functions, operations and culture of the Western Australian public sector. The independent review aims to drive lasting reform of service delivery, accountability and efficiency.

Former New Zealand State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie CNZM is chairing the review, supported by former Indigenous Land Corporation Chief Executive Officer Michael Dillon and former UWA Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Margaret Seares AO.

Through consultation with government and non-government stakeholders, the panel will make recommendations to the State Government on ways to achieve:

  • a more efficient, collaborative, adaptable and outcomes-based public sector that is aligned to the State Government's strategic priorities

  • the delivery of different, better and more affordable services.

The panel produced an interim report for the State Government in August and will present a final report in October 2017.

Interim Report

The interim report of the Service Priority Review was submitted to the State Government for consideration in August 2017. The report signals directions for reform that will be developed into recommendations in a final report to the Government in October 2017.

Overview - Service Priority Review interim report [PDF 194 KB]

Public Sector Renewal

The Service Priority Review is one of several measures by the State Government to drive significant reform and cultural change across the public sector. The wide-ranging Public Sector Renewal aims to create a high-performing and collaborative sector that delivers better services to the Western Australian community.

Other renewal measures are: Machinery of Government changes; CEO Working Groups; Special Inquiry into Government Programs and Projects; and Sustainable Health Review. A number of these initiatives are occurring at the same time.


For more information about the Service Priority Review, contact the review secretariat at or phone (08) 6552 5444.


Release of the Service Priority Review interim report, August 2017