The Audit and Risk Committee is a Committee of Council established under Section 53 of the Local Government Act 2020. The primary role of the Audit and Risk Committee is to assist Council with oversight in the areas of risk, governance, financial management, and compliance.
The Audit and Risk Committee are governed by the Glenelg Shire Council's Audit and Risk Committee Charter(PDF, 204KB) and work to an adopted work plan(PDF, 123KB) .
The Audit and Risk Committee Charter sets out the Committee’s objectives, authority, composition, responsibilities and reporting. As part of Council’s governance obligations to its community, the Committee oversees responsibilities in relation to the following:
Under Section 54 (5) of the Local Government Act 2020 an Audit and Risk Committee must prepare a biannual audit and risk report that describes the operation and activities of the Audit and Risk Committee and includes its findings and recommendations. This biannual report must then be provided to the Chief Executive Officer for tabling at the next Council Meeting.
The Committee meets quarterly and its membership includes the Mayor, two Councillors and four suitably qualified, independent members.