Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee

The Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee provides independent assurance and assistance to us on risk management, control, governance and external accountability responsibilities and any matters the Committee considers relevant to ensure effective service delivery. The committee is responsible to approve the work program of our Internal Audit section and to review audits completed under the work program.

The committee is also responsible to review the work program of the external auditor, the NSW Audit Office.

Composition of the Committee

The committee comprises of four independent members and two Councillors. The chair of the committee is an independent member. Committee members are appointed for two years, with an option for terms of appointment to be extended by a further two years.

Meeting Schedule

The committee meets five times a year, with one of these meetings to review and endorse the annual audited financial reports and the audit opinion of the NSW Audit Office of Council’s financial health.

Additional meetings are scheduled to consider Better Practice Review reports which focus on strategic and operational improvements that can be made in service delivery.