Audit Risk and Improvement Committee


The objective of the Audit Risk and Improvement Committee (Committee) is to provide independent assurance and assistance to the Snowy Valleys Council on risk management, control, governance, and external accountability responsibilities.


The Council authorises the Committee, within the scope of its role and responsibilities, to:

  • Obtain any information it needs from any employee or external party (subject to their legal obligations to protect information).
  • Discuss any matters with the external auditor or other external parties (subject to confidentiality considerations).
  • Request the attendance of any employee or Councillor at Committee meetings.
  • Request Council authorisation for external legal or other professional advice considered necessary to meet its responsibilities.
  • Maintain the integrity and security of confidential documents or information in your possession, or for which you are responsible.


Members (voting)
  • Not less than one (1) no more than two (2) Councillors of Snowy Valleys Council.
  • Not fewer than two (2) no more than three (3) Independent external members, one of whom shall be Chairperson.
Attendee (non-voting)
  • Mayor (ex-officio) 
  • General Manager 
  • Director Community and Corporate
  • Director Infrastructure and Works
  • Finance Manager
  • Coordinator Governance
Invitees (non-voting) for specific Agenda items
  • Representatives of the external & internal Auditor 
  • Other Officers as directed by the General Manager

The Committee will meet at least four times per year, with one of these meetings to include review and endorsement of the annual audited financial reports and external audit opinion.

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]

Phone:1300 ASK SVC (1300 275 782)