The role of the Whitsunday Regional Council Audit Committee, is to provide independent assurance and assistance to the Council on:
- The risk, control and compliance framework;- Council's Enterprise Risk Register;
- Council's Risk Management Systems; and
- Council's external accountability responsibilities as prescribed in the Local Government Act 2009 and the Local Government Regulations 2012.
The committee does not replace or replicate established management responsibilities and delegations, the responsibilities of other executive management groups within Whitsunday Regional Council, or the reporting lines and responsibilities of external audit functions.
The committee will provide prompt and constructive reports on its findings directly to Council, as required by legislation.
The committee is directly responsible and accountable to the full Council for the exercise of its duties and responsibilities. In carrying out its duties and responsibilities, the committee must at all times recognise that primary responsibility for management of the Whitsunday Regional Council rests with the Chief Executive Officer.
For further details in relation to the Audit Committee of the Whitsunday Regional Council, please view the Audit Committee Charter.