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Audit and Risk Committee

Council has established an Audit and Risk Committee (the Committee) in compliance with section 53 of the 'Local Government Act 2020' (the Act) – Audit Committee.

Pursuant to 139(2) of the Act, the Committee is an advisory committee and does not have any executive powers, management functions, or delegated financial responsibility.

Members

The Committee alongside the Chief Executive Officer and Moreland Executives comprises of seven members - three Councillors and four independent and external members, appointed by Council.

The three Councillors that have been appointed members of the Committee are:

  • Cr Mark Riley (Mayor)
  • Cr Angelica Panopoulos (Councillor Member)
  • Cr Adam Pulford (Councillor Member)

The four independent and externally appointed members of the Committee are:

  • John Watson (Chair)
  • Jeff Rigby
  • Joelle Tabone
  • Lisa Tripodi

Committee Charter

The Committee’s functions and responsibilities are outlined in the Moreland Audit and Risk Committee Charter (PDF). This charter was approved by Council on 13 September 2021.

Moreland Audit and Risk Committee Performance Report

The following report outlines the Audit and Risk Committee's performance for the 2020/21 financial year:

Our Strategic Risk Register

The Audit and Risk Committee provide independent oversight on Council’s 9 Strategic Risks.

The Strategic Risk Register is owned and reviewed by the Executive and maintained by the Integrity, Risk, and Resilience Unit at Moreland City Council.

Each strategic risk is allocated to a member of the Executive who informs the status of their risk, confirmation of the efficacy of controls, and the progress of risk tasks.

Our 9 Strategic Risks and Risk ratings are detailed below.

  • The risk rating for this strategic risk is low.

    The Directorate responsible for the management of this risk is City Infrastructure.

  • The risk rating for this strategic risk is medium.

    The Directorate responsible for the management of this risk is Business Transformation.

  • The risk rating for this strategic risk is medium.

    The Directorate responsible for the management of this risk is Business Transformation.

  • The risk rating for this strategic risk is medium.

    The Directorate responsible for the management of this risk is Place and Environment.

  • The risk rating for this strategic risk is high.

    The Directorate responsible for the management of this risk is Business Transformation.

  • The risk rating for this strategic risk is high.

    The Directorate responsible for the management of this risk is Place and Environment.

  • The risk rating for this strategic risk is high.

    The Directorate responsible for the management of this risk is Business Transformation.

  • The risk rating for this strategic risk is high.

    The Directorate responsible for the management of this risk is Community.

  • The risk rating for this strategic risk is high.

    The Directorate responsible for the management of this risk is Community.