Audit and Risk Committee

This committee is concerned with issues that pose a business risk to Council and Council's financial management.

Responsibilities
Membership
Contact
Charter and overview
Meeting minutes

Responsibilities

To assist the coordination of relevant activities of management, the internal audit function and the external auditor to facilitate achieving overall organisational objectives in an efficient and effective manner.

As part of Council's governance obligations to its community, Council has constituted an Audit and Risk Committee to facilitate:

  • The enhancement of the credibility and objectivity of internal and external financial reporting
  • Effective management of financial and other risks and the protection of Council assets
  • The effectiveness of the internal audit function
  • The provision of an effective means of communication between the external auditor, internal audit, management and the Council

The committee does not have executive powers or authority to implement actions in areas over which management has responsibility and does not have any delegated financial responsibility.

The committee meets four times a year. It has five members: Cr Geoff Lake, Cr Rebecca Paterson (Mayor – substitute Councillor representative) and three independent members (including the chairperson).

Membership

  • Cr Geoff Lake
  • Cr Rebecca Paterson
  • Geoff Harry (chairperson)
  • Andrew Dix
  • Katie Baldwin

Contact

Contact Officer: call Fiona Fernandes, Coordinator Business Assurance, on 9518 3050.

Charter and Overview

Here is the Audit & Risk Committee’s charter (amended - 30 July 2019):

Audit & Risk Committee Charter (pdf, 339KB)

Meeting Minutes

The Audit & Risk Committee meeting minutes are located within Ordinary Council Meeting Minutes

The location of the committee’s minutes are specified in the table below:

Committee Meeting date

Meeting Minutes (reference to Council meeting)

5 March 2019 and 18 June 2019 Council Meeting 30 July 2019 (agenda item 7.2)
4 December 2018 Council Meeting 29 January 2019 (agenda item 7.1)
14 August 2018 Council Meeting 25 September 2018 (agenda item 7.1)
19 June 2018 Council Meeting 31 July 2018 (agenda item 7.1)
6 March 2018 Council Meeting 24 April 2018 (agenda item 7.1)
5 December 2017 Council Meeting 30 January 2018 (agenda item 7.1)
15 August 2017 Council Meeting 26 September 2017 (agenda item 6.3)
20 June 2017 Council Meeting 25 July 2017 (agenda item 6.1)
7 March 2017 Council Meeting 26 April 2017  (agenda item 6.1)
6 December 2016 Council Meeting 31 January 2017 (agenda item 6.1)
16 August 2016 Council Meeting 27 September 2016 (agenda item 6.2)
21 June 2016 Council Meeting 26 July 2016 (agenda item 6.1)
1 March 2016 Council Meeting 26 April 2016 (agenda item 6.2)
8 December 2015 Council Meeting 27 January 2016 (agenda item 6.1)
18 August 2015 Council Meeting 27 October 2015 (agenda item 6.1)
23 June 2015 Council Meeting 29 September 2015 (agenda item 6.2)
3 March 2015 Council Meeting 28 July 2015 (agenda item 6.2)
9 December 2014 Council Meeting 31 March 2015 (agenda item 6.2)
18 August 2014 Council Meeting 27 January 2015 (agenda item 6.1)
24 June 2014 Council Meeting 30 September 2014 (agenda item 6.1)
11 February 2014 Council Meeting 29 July 2014 (agenda item 6.3)
26 November 2013 Council Meeting 25 March 2014 (agenda item 6.1)
27 August 2013 Council Meeting 28 January 2014 (agenda item 6.2)

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Last updated: 06 August 2019