Central Coast Council has received 51 applications from business and community members for three membership positions on its new Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee.
Council established the committee at its January 24 meeting, and called for expressions of interest for three external members to be appointed.
Council administrator Mr Ian Reynolds said the establishment of an internal audit committee was recommended by the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
He said it was “fantastic” to receive 51 responses.
“This highlights the interest in the business and wider community to make a positive contribution to new Central Coast Council,” said Mr Reynolds.
“The role of the committee is to review all of Council’s operations including compliance, risk management, fraud control, financial management and governance and it is important to have external expertise and oversight of those processes.
“We need to ensure we have the right checks and balances in place, and that our finances and process are sound so we can continue to deliver the services our community need, want and value.”
An internal panel of senior members of staff is currently reviewing the applications with the aim of recommending three preferred candidates.
Media release, 22 Mar 2017
Ian Reynolds, Central Coast Council