Audit and Risk Committee

The Audit and Risk Committee (the Committee) is established pursuant to Section 53 of the Local Government Act 2020.  The Committee is not a delegated committee and has no delegated responsibilities, but operates in an advisory capacity to Council.

The Audit and Risk Committee Charter(PDF, 219KB) was adopted by Council on 28 August 2023 and the Charter sets out the Committee's functions and responsibilities, authority, composition and tenure, roles and responsibilities, reporting and administration arrangements.

The responsibilities of the Committee include:

  • External Audit
  • Internal Audit
  • Financial and Performance Reporting
  • Internal Control Environment
  • Risk Management
  • Fraud Prevention Systems and Controls, and
  • Compliance Management.

The Committee's membership comprises of five members, three independent members and two Councillors.