Council Seeks Audit Committee Members

Eurobodalla Council is looking for suitably qualified people to sit on the shire's Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee, providing Council with independent assurance to strengthen its governance and risk management.

Three committee members – two independent members and an independent chair – are required for a four-year term. Council's General Manager Warwick Winn said potential members will need a strong understanding of organisational governance, alongside objectivity and judgement.

"These roles are vital in keeping Council open and accountable through careful use of public money leading to better services and utilities," Mr Winn said.

"Some recent reviews of significant projects and their management have shown we can do better in this area."

From July 2024, new Office of Local Government guidelines and regulations around risk management and internal auditing require that councils be more transparent and accountable. Mr Winn said the changes also saw criteria for ARIC committee membership become more prescriptive.

"These roles suit civic-minded people with the confidence to ask questions freely, express opinions frankly, and get to the fundamental core of issues," he said.

"Committee members will not only need time to review information and have a keen grasp on legislative and regulatory requirements relevant to Council but pass strict eligibility and independence criteria."

Expressions of interest close 4.30pm on Friday 26 July. Find more information and the application form the ARIC webpage.

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