Audit and Risk Committee

Due to COVID-19 the Audit and Risk Committee are temporarily meeting by electronic means.

Council is required by the Local Government Act 1999 (section 126) to have an audit committee. The Audit and Risk Committee has been established for this purpose.

The functions of the Audit and Risk Committee include:

  • following a review of the Council's annual financial statements, to provide advice to Council that they fairly state the affairs of the Council;
  • to liaise with the Council's auditors in relation to the financial affairs of the Council and the conduct of the Council's audit;
  • to review the adequacy of the accounting, internal control, reporting and other financial management systems and practices of the Council on a regular basis and to report to Council on the outcome of the reviews;
  • to propose, and provide information relevant to, a review of the Council's strategic management plans or annual business plan; and
  • to propose, and review, the exercise of powers under section 130A of the Local Government Act 1999 - (examine and report on any matter relating to financial management, or the efficiency and economy with which the Council manages or uses its resources to achieve its objectives).

Please view the Audit and Risk Committee Terms of Reference for further information.

Meetings

The Wattle Range Council Audit and Risk Committee holds its meetings quarterly but no formal schedule has been adopted.  The Committee meetings are held in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre, George Street, Millicent. Notice of meetings are available on this page (at least three clear days) prior to meetings.

Audit & Risk Committee Membership

PositionPerson Appointed
MayorDes Noll
Council Member *John Drew
Council Member *Graham Slarks
Council Member *Dean Burrow
Independent MemberMichael Schultz
Independent MemberVacant

* At Council's ordinary meeting held on 10 March 2020, Council amended the Committee's Terms of Reference. This change created an additional Independent Member position and reduces the Council Member positions to two. Upon appointment of the second Independent Member, the number of Council Members will be reduced to two.

Agendas and Minutes

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