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Wollongong City Council

Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee

The Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee (ARIC) is an independent advisory committee to help our elected Council meet its responsibilities to oversee Council.

The ARIC meets at least four times a year.

The main duties of this committee are to assist Council with:

  • Financial reporting practices, and finance and accounting compliance
  • Business ethics, policies and practices
  • Managing and reviewing Council's internal controls, key corporate risks and all audit-related matters
  • Encouraging Council to follow and continually improve all of its policies, procedures and practices
  • Adopting the Internal Audit Plan.

You can read more about this group in the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Charter PDF, 228.02 KB.

Committee members

There are five members on the ARIC. This includes three independent members and two Councillors.

The current independent members are:

  • Ms Donna Rygate, Chairperson
  • Mr Robert Lagaida
  • Mr Carl Murphy

The current Councillor members are:

  • Councillor Tania Brown (Deputy Lord Mayor)
  • Councillor Dom Figliomeni.