Committees and Reference Groups

City of Prospect committees and reference groups

Council has established the following committees to assist with efficient and effective works in conjunction and partnership with many committees and reference groups.


Audit Committee 

This body is appointed by the council as a Section 41 committee under the act.

Role: The objective of the Audit Committee (the Committee) is to oversee City of Prospect’s (the City’s) risk management, and audit initiatives and to act as a source of advice to the Council and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in relation to these matters.

Meeting time, place, regularity: Meetings of the Audit Committee are held at least four times a year at appropriate times in the reporting and audit cycle as required, commencing at 5:30pm in the Prospect Library at 1 Thomas Street, Nailsworth:

  • Monday 8 April 2019 – Audit Committee Meeting
  • Monday 8 July 2019 – Audit Committee Meeting
  • Monday 14 October 2019 – Audit Committee Meeting

Terms of reference: Terms of Reference - Audit Committee

The Audit Committee agenda, associated reports and minutes of previous meetings are published online under Agendas and Minutes by the Friday prior to the meeting.


Eastern Health Authority (EHA)

Under Section 43 of the Act, City of Prospect, in combination with other constituent councils, establishes this committee for the purpose of providing public and environmental health services primarily to and within member areas

Role: establishes and uses its authority to promote and protect environmental health within the area of constituent councils.

The Board of Eastern Health Authority Meets five times a year at the EHA Office, 101 Payneham Rd, St Peters starting from 6:30pm:

  • Wednesday 1 May 2019
  • Wednesday 26 June 2019
  • Wednesday 28 August 2019
  • Wednesday 20 November 2019

View the committee's Charter here.

More information and agendas and minutes can be found at their website


Council Assessment Panel 

The Panel is the body established by Council to be a relevant authority appointed pursuant to Section 83 of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act, 2016.

Role: to make decisions on development applications presented by Council planning staff as required by the planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016.

Click here for more information about the Council Assessment Panel.


Strategic Planning and Development Policies Committee

The Committee is appointed by Council as a Section 41 Committee (under the Local Government Act) and has the authority to require any information it sees as relevant to its activities. Responsibilities of the committee are as set out in section 101A of the Development Act.

Role: The objective of the Strategic Planning & Development Policies Committee (the Committee) is to provide assistance and advice to Council in relation to preparing Development Plan Amendment (DPA) proposals, and to act as a source of advice to the Council and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The Strategic Planning and Devleopment Policies Committee meets annually.

View the Terms of Reference here.


For more information on any of the committees and reference groups that City of Prospect works with, please contact us by phone on (08) 8269 5355, or via email at