Committees may be established to make recommendations to Council specific to their area of responsibility as included in their adopted Terms of Reference. 

Find out about each of the Shire's committees below, including objectives and membership. More information is provided in the adopted Terms of Reference.

Committee meetings are generally open to the public with public participation in accordance with the Meeting Procedures Local Law. Committees that do not have a delegation may not be open to the public. 

To find out about upcoming and past meetings go to Council Meetings.

Audit and Risk Committee

Objectives

The primary objective of the Audit and Risk Committee is to accept responsibility for the annual external audit and liaise with the Shire’s auditor so that Council can be satisfied with the performance of the Shire in managing its financial affairs. 

Reports from the Audit and Risk Committee will:

  1. Assist Council in discharging its legislative responsibilities of controlling the Shire’s affairs.
  2. Ensure openness in the Shire’s financial reporting.
  3. Liaise with the CEO to ensure the effective and efficient management of the Shire’s financial accounting systems, risk management framework and compliance with legislation.

The Audit and Risk Committee is to facilitate:

  1. The enhancement of the credibility and objectivity of external financial reporting.
  2. Effective management of financial and other risks and the protection of Council assets.
  3. Compliance with laws and regulations as well as use of best practice guidelines relative to audit, risk management, internal control and legislative compliance.
  4. The provision of an effective means of communication between the external auditor and Council.

Membership

The Audit and Risk Committee is comprised of the Shire President, Deputy Shire President, up to three council members and up to two external members.

Name Position
Tony Wittcomb External Member (Presiding Member)
Cr Trish Cook Council Member (Deputy Presiding Member)
President Paige McNeil Shire President
Cr Prapti Mehta Council Member
Cr Doug Jeans Council Member
Cr Karen Beale Council Member
Shona Zulsdorf External Member

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference - Audit and Risk Committee

Australia Day Citizenship Awards Committee

Objectives

The primary objective of the Australia Day Citizenship Awards Committee is to assess applications against the criteria and select up to four award winners of the Australia Day Citizenship Awards.

Reports from the Australia Day Citizenship Awards Committee will ensure all eligible applications are considered by the committee for an appropriate Australia Day Citizenship Award and winners recorded.

Nomination categories include:

  • Rising Star (under 25) – young people (individual or group) who have made a significant contribution to their local community
  • Inspirational Volunteer – individual or group who through their volunteering role have made an outstanding contribution to the local community
  • Access Mundaring – recognises an individual or group making a difference to create a more accessible and inclusive Shire of Mundaring
  • Long Service – an individual or group who have been community champions and continuously served their community for in excess of ten years

    Membership

    The Australia Day Citizenship Awards Committee is comprised of one council member from each ward.

    Name Ward
    Cr Doug Jeans Central Ward
    Cr John Daw East Ward
    Cr Luke Ellery South Ward
    Cr Jo Cicchini West Ward

    Terms of Reference

    Terms of Reference - Australia Day Citizenship Awards Committee

    Bush Fire Advisory Committee

    Objectives

    The objective of the Bushfire Advisory Committee is to provide a forum for discussion and to advise Council on all matters relating to:

    • The preventing, controlling and extinguishing of bush fires
    • The planning of the layouts of firebreaks in the district
    • Prosecutions for breaches of the BF Act
    • The formation of Bush Fire Brigades and the grouping thereof under group Brigade Officers
    • The ensuring of cooperation and coordination of Bush Fire Brigades in their efforts and activities
    • Any other matter relating to bush fire control whether of the same kind as, or different kind from those specified.

    Membership

    The Bush Fire Advisory Committee has membership as listed in the adopted Terms of Reference.

    Name Position
    Cr John Daw Council Member
    Cr Karen Beale Council Member
    Cr Doug Jeans Council Member
    Shire of Mundaring Chief Executive Officer or their delegate
    Chief Bush Fire Control Officers
    Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officers, as appointed
    Coordinator Mundaring Fire School or their delegate
    Brigade members, being Shire of Mundaring Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade Captains

    Terms of Reference

    Terms of Reference - Bush Fire Advisory Committee

    CEO Performance Review Committee

    Objectives

    The primary objective of the CEO Performance Review Committee is to undertake an annual assessment of the CEO’s performance in accordance with the provisions of the CEO’s contract of employment in accordance with section 5.38 of the Act and review the CEO’s remuneration package.

    Reports from the CEO Performance Review Committee will provide recommendations to Council to:

    1. Develop Performance Criteria, in conjunction with the CEO, to deliver the key priorities of the Corporate Business Plan, and other methods that will be used to assess the CEO’s future performance and to meet the expectation of Council.
    2. Utilise the Performance Criteria to assess the CEO’s performance. 
    3. Review remuneration, in accordance with the CEO’s contract of employment, having consideration to the CEO’s performance, current level of remuneration, and the Salaries and Allowances Determination.

    The CEO Performance Review Committee is to facilitate positive communication opportunities between Council and the CEO.

    Membership

    The CEO Performance Review Committee is comprised of up to five council members.

    Name Position
    President Paige McNeil Shire President 
    Cr Trish Cook Council Member
    Cr Prapti Mehta Council Member
    Cr Neridah Zlatnik Council Member

    Terms of Reference

    Terms of Reference - CEO Performance Review Committee

    Governance Committee

    Objectives

    The Governance Committee is established to:

    1. Support Council in fulfilling its responsibility under section 2.7(2)(b) of the Act in determining the policies of the local government.
    2. Assist Council in carrying out its legislative functions in the making, amending, revoking and reviewing of local laws under Part 3, Division 2 of the Act.

    Membership

    The Governance Committee is comprised of up to five council members.

    Name Position
    Cr Prapti Mehta

    Council Member (Presiding Member)

    President Paige McNeil Shire President (Deputy Presiding Member)
    Cr Luke Ellery Council Member
    Cr Neridah Zlatnik Council Member

    Terms of Reference

    Terms of Reference - Governance Committee

    Grants Selection Committee

    Objectives

    The primary objectives of the Grants Selection Committee are to:

    1. Allocate funds to eligible not-for-profit groups who have made an application for financial support to the Community Grants Program.
    2. Allocate funds to eligible not-for-profit groups based in the Shire of Mundaring or delivering services to shire residents.
    3. Build the capacity of eligible not-for-profit groups to carry out projects that have a broad community benefit.
    4. Assist in the development of a culture of partnership between community groups and the Shire.

    Membership

    The Grants Selection Committee is comprised of the Shire President, one council member from each ward and one council member from each to act as deputy members.

    Name Position
    President Paige McNeil Shire President
    Cr Prapti Mehta Central Ward
    Cr Neridah Zlatnik East Ward
    Cr Luke Ellery South Ward
    Cr Karen Beale West Ward
    Cr Doug Jeans Deputy - Central Ward
    Cr John Daw Deputy - East Ward
    Cr Trish Cook Deputy - South Ward
    Cr Jo Cicchini Deputy - West Ward

    Terms of Reference

    Terms of Reference - Grants Selection Committee

    Local Emergency Management Committee

    Objectives

    The role of the Local Emergency Management Committee is to:

    • To advise and assist the local government in ensuring that local emergency management arrangements are established for its district
    • To liaise with public authorities and other persons in the development, review and testing of local area management arrangements
      To carry out other emergency management arrangement activities as directed by the State Emergency Management Committee or prescribed by the regulations.

    Membership

    The Chairperson was elected at the Special Council Meeting held 26 October 2021.

    The Deputy Chairperson is the Local Emergency Coordinator.

    Name Position
    Cr Neridah Zlatnik Chairperson / Council Member
    Cr Trish Cook Council Member
    Acciona Trility (Mundaring Water Treatment Plant) One representative
    Australian Red Cross One representative
    Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions One representative
    Department of Community Services Three representatives
    Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Two representatives
    Department of Justice – Wooroloo Prison Farm One representative
    Midland Police One representative
    Mundaring Principals’ Networking Forum One representative
    Salvation Army One representative
    SERCO – Acacia Prison One representative
    St John Ambulance One representative
    St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals One representative
    State Emergency Service – Mundaring One representative
    Swan Kalamunda Health Service One representative
    Water Corporation One representative
    Shire of Mundaring Chief Executive Officer (or their delegate)
    Shire of Mundaring/ DFES Chief Bush Fire Control Officer
    Shire of Mundaring Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer
    Shire of Mundaring Environmental Health Officer
    Shire of Mundaring Manager Community Safety and Emergency Management

    More information and contacts

    For more information about Council committees, please contact us.