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The Audit and Risk Committee is an advisory committee formally appointed by Council pursuant to section 53 of the Local Government Act 2020 and is responsible to the Council. The Committee does not have executive powers or authority to implement actions in areas over which management of Nillumbik Shire Council (management) has responsibility, and does not have any delegated financial responsibility. The Committee does not have any management functions and is therefore independent of management.
The Committee’s role is to report to the Council and provide appropriate advice and recommendations on matters relevant to its charter in order to facilitate decision making by the organisation comprising Council and management in relation to the discharge of its responsibilities.
The objectives of the Committee in relation to Council are to oversee:
The Committee seeks also to add to the credibility of Council by promoting ethical standards through its work.
Committee meetings are held quarterly - on the second Monday of every third month - from 4pm to 6pm at the Civic Drive Council meeting rooms or via Zoom if required.
The current Committee was appointed for a three-year term which commenced on 1 September 2020.
This Committee is chaired by an independent member who is appointed by the Committee for a three year term.
The Committee comprises the following representatives endorsed by Council:
The Agenda for the next Committee meeting is circulated to those attending one week prior to the meeting date.
Minutes from each Committee meeting are confirmed at the next meeting of the Committee.
The current Terms of Reference were adopted by Council on 23 June 2020.
Download a copy of the Audit and Risk Committee Terms of Reference(PDF, 310KB)
The Committee is supported by Council’s Finance department.
For further information please email email@example.com or telephone 03 9433 3111.