23 October 2019
Director, Office of Local Government
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Level 3, 77 Grenfell Street,
ADELAIDE, SA 5000
Email to: [email protected]
Submission by the Institute of Internal Auditors to the South Australian Office of Local Government on the review of the Local Government Act (1995)
The Institute of Internal Auditors–Australia (IIA–Australia) is making this submission in relation to the review of the Local Government Act (1995).
The reform of the local government sector is vital for the community. Its elected representatives and council employees, service providers, and regulators must strive to implement the policies that will see improved and affordable outcomes for local communities.
To do this, local governments should implement governance structures that will contribute to better outcomes for its constituents.
A key component of good governance is having a strong and effective Audit and Risk Committee. The Audit and Risk Committee requires a charter that includes internal and external audit functions, both of whom deliver effective outcomes for local government.