Local Government deals with a wide range of complex issues. Council has implemented a robust and transparent process to allow Councillors to be fully informed prior to making a decisions in the community interest.

Ordinary, special and committee meetings of council are streamed live and retained for later viewing via our YouTube channel.

Agendas including officer reports as well as minutes of the meetings proceedings are kept for all meeting types and publicly available on our Agendas and Minutes portal.

Briefing Sessions and Workshops

Informal meetings for councillors to be briefed about a complex matters to ensure informed decisions can be made when the matter proceeds to committee or council for a decision.  Minutes are taken for each session with both the agenda and background material published on the Agendas and Minutes portal in accordance with the Briefing Session and Workshops Policy.

Audit and Risk Management Committee

The primary objective of the Audit and Risk Management Committee is to assist Ipswich City Council in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities relating to accounting and reporting requirements imposed under the Local Government Act 2009 and other relevant legislation. These terms of reference set the principles and standards for the Audit Committee and explains the role of the Committee within Council.

Audit and Risk Management Committee Charter (PDF, 309.2 KB)

The Local Government Act 2009 requires Ipswich City Council to establish an effective and efficient internal audit function. This Charter establishes the authority and responsibility conferred by Council on the Internal Audit Branch, and incorporates the internal audit duty requirements of the Local Government Act 2009 and relevant legislation. It is the purpose of the Charter to define the function, scope, operating and reporting parameters for the internal audit activity.

Internal Audit Charter (PDF, 334.3 KB)