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  • The Audit Committee is an independent advisory committee to help the elected Council fulfil its oversight responsibilities.

    Functions

    The Committee's functions are detailed in Council's Audit Committee Charter (accessible pdf 175KB). Its primary duties and responsibilities are to assist Council with:

    • financial reporting practices
    • business ethics, policies and practices
    • management and internal controls
    • monitoring the integrity of the Council's financial reporting practices and finance and accounting compliance
    • reviewing internal controls, key corporate risks and all audit related matters
    • encouraging adherence to and continuous improvement of Council's policies, procedures and practices at all levels, and
    • adoption of the Internal Audit Plan.

    Membership

    The Committee is supported by Council's Internal Audit staff as detailed in the Internal Audit Charter (accessible pdf 32KB). For more information contact Council's Internal Auditor on (02) 4732 7727.

    The Council appoints 3 Councillors to the Audit Committee (usually for the term of the Council) and the Mayor either joins the Committee or appoints a Councillor as their representative to the Committee (for the Mayoral term). The current Councillor members of the Committee are Cr Jim Aitken OAM, Cr Ross Fowler OAM and Cr John Thain.

    The independent members of the Committee are appointed by Council and their current term expires on 18 September 2015. The independent members are Frank Gelonesi (Chair), Darren Greentree and Jayant Gulwadi.

    Reports

    The Audit Committee reports to Council periodically.

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