The Audit Committee is a formally appointed advisory committee of Council for the purposes of the Local Government Act 1989. The Committees role is to provide appropriate advice and recommendations on matters relevant to its Charter in order to facilitate decision making by Council in relation to the discharge of its responsibilities.
The Audit Committee is empowered for advising Council on:
- Seeking resolutions on any disagreements between management and the external auditors on financial reporting;
- Reviewing all auditing, planning and their outcomes;
- Seeking any information it requires from Council members, and Council staff via the Chief Executive Officer and external parties;
- Formally meeting with Council staff, internal and external auditors as necessary;
- Requesting the CEO to obtain external or other professional advice as considered necessary to enable the Committee to meet its responsibilities at Council’s expenses.
The Audit Committee comprises of three independent members, and appointed Councillors.