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Committees Of Management

Section 86 Committees of Management

Committees of Management (Updated November 2016) 

Established by Council with delegated responsibilities under Section 86 of the Local Government Act (1989) to directly manage facilities on behalf of Council.

It is important to note that:

  • Lawful actions of the Section 86 Committees are in effect actions of the Council;
  • Section 86 Committees do not need to be incorporated;
  • Section 86 Committees are protected by insurance applicable to Council whilst undertaking their duties on behalf of Council; and
  • Section 86 Committee members must be appointed by Council.

Council's Committees of Management oversee a range of facilities including recreation reserves, sporting stadiums, public halls, open space and native reserves.

The community is a Committee of Management's main client group. A good relationship with the community is an important part of ensuring that a facility is used, enjoyed, appreciated and developed by all. Horsham Rural City Council encourages community involvement in the management and development of community facilities to ensure that community needs are met and that resources remain in the hands of the community.

    By organising a group of interested people into a Committee, tasks such as managing facilities or organisations can be tackled effectively by:
    sharing information;
  • sharing and developing ideas;
  • sharing the work load;
  • representing member organisations;

planning and stimulating thought.

Most importantly Committees make it possible for various views and interests to be considered before making decisions.

The size of local Committees of Management differs. Councils Section 86 Committees of Management should refer to their Instrument of Delegation for further details.

Councillors bring to their roles a vast range of experience in business, community service, education, sports administration and other areas, and through the work of the committees they are able to use this experience to guide decision-making.

Internal Audit Committee

The role of the Internal Audit Committee is to assist Council in the discharge of its responsibilities for financial reporting, maintaining a reliable system of internal controls, asset and risk management and fostering the organisation's ethical development.  The Internal Audit Committee meets four times a year. 

HRCC Internal Audit Committee Charter

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