​Council committees make recommendations to Council in their specific areas of responsibility.

Some committee meetings are generally open to the public.  View Council Committee Meetings 2022.

An overview of each committee is provided below. More information is provided in the Terms of Reference documents.

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

Find out about each of the committees below, including role and objectives, membership and terms of reference.

Audit and Risk Committee

Objectives

The objective of the Audit and Risk Committee is to assist Council in providing a transparent and independent process in its audit, risk and governance management, to ensure accountability to the community in the governance and compliance framework and its financial and risk management responsibilities.

Reports from the Committee will assist Council in discharging its legislative responsibilities of controlling the Shire’s affairs, determining the Shire’s policies and overseeing the allocation of the Shire’s finances and resources.

The Committee will ensure openness in the Shire’s financial reporting and will 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.

Committee membership

The Audit and Risk Committee is comprised of the Shire President, Deputy Shire President, four council members and three independent community members. The Presiding Member and Deputy Presiding Member were appointed at the Audit and Risk Committee meeting held 8 December 2021.

Name Position
Mr Craig Wilkinson Presiding Member/ Community Member
Cr James Martin Shire President
Cr Paige McNeil Deputy Shire President
Cr Karen Beale Council Member
Cr John Daw Council Member
Cr Doug Jeans Council Member
Cr Neridah Zlatnik Council Member
Ms Rachael Green Community Member
Mr Tony Whitcomb

Community Member

Terms of reference

Terms of Reference - Audit and Risk Committee

Australia Day Citizenship Awards Committee

Objectives

The purpose of the Australia Day Citizenship Awards Committee is:

  • To assess applications received for each of the three categories of Australia Day Citizenship Awards, namely:
    • Shire of Mundaring Citizenship Award for a person under 25 years (youth)
    • Shire of Mundaring Citizenship Award
  • To select the recipients for each category.

Committee membership

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

The Presiding Member and Deputy Presiding Member are to be appointed.

Name Ward
Cr Matthew Corica West Ward
Cr Luke Ellery South Ward
Cr Doug Jeans Central Ward
Cr Neridah Zlatnik East Ward

Terms of reference

Terms of Reference - Australia Day Citizenship Awards Committee

Bushfire 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.

Committee membership

Name Position
Mr Ian Zlatnik Presiding Member/ Deputy Chief 3
Cr John Daw Deputy Presiding Member/ Elected Member
Cr Doug Jeans Elected Member
Chief Bush Fire Control Officers Five representatives
Mundaring Fire School Coordinator (or their delegate)
Shire of Mundaring Chief Executive Officer (or their delegate)
Shire of Mundaring Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades - Captains Captains of 9 Brigades
Shire of Mundaring Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades - Brigade Lieutenants Deputy Members (if Brigade Captain is unable to attend)

Terms of reference

Terms of Reference - Bushfire Advisory Committee

CEO Performance Review Committee

Objectives

The CEO Performance Review Committee is established to fulfil the following functions:

  • Undertake an annual assessment of the CEO’s performance in accordance with the provisions of the CEO’s contract of employment
  • In conjunction with the CEO, develop key result areas 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
  • Review the CEO’s remuneration package annually and make recommendations to Council in relation to 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
  • Provide positive communication opportunities between Council and the CEO
  • Provide guidance to Council in assessing the CEO’s performance.

Committee membership

The CEO Performance Review Committee is comprised of the Shire President and four council members.

The Presiding Member and Deputy Presiding Member were appointed at the CEO Performance Review Committee meeting held 22 November 2021.

Name Position
Cr Paige McNeil Presiding Member / Council Member
Cr John Daw Deputy Presiding Member / Council Member
Cr James Martin Shire President
Cr Doug Jeans Council Member
Cr Trish Cook Council Member

Terms of reference

Terms of Reference - CEO Performance Review Committee

CEO Recruitment Committee

Objectives

The CEO Recruitment Committee is established to conduct the recruitment and selection process for a Chief Executive Officer in accordance with the principles of merit, equity and transparency consistent with Council’s adopted Standards for CEO Recruitment, Performance and Termination Policy.

Committee membership

The CEO Recruitment Committee is comprised of five council members and at least one external committee member (Independent Person). An Independent Human Resources Consultant is assists with the recruitment and selection process but is not a member of the Committee.

The Presiding Member and Deputy Presiding Member were appointed at the CEO Recruitment Committee meeting held 26 May 2022.

Name Position
Cr Trish Cook Council Member
Cr Amy Collins Deputy Presiding Member / Council Member
Cr James Martin Shire President
Cr Paige McNeil Presiding Member / Deputy Shire President
Cr Neridah Zlatnik Council Member
Mrs Prapti Mehta External Committee Member
Mr Anthony Denholm External Committee Member

Terms of reference

Terns of Reference - CEO Recruitment Committee

Environmental Advisory Committee

Objectives

The objective of the Environmental Advisory Committee is to provide a forum to:

  • Provide advice and recommendations to Council on environmental sustainability issues and related policy
  • Work with the community to increase awareness of environmental and climate change issues
  • Respond to Council requests for advice on environmental sustainability matters
  • Advise on priority environmental projects to be considered for funding by Council.

Committee membership

The Environmental Advisory Committee is comprised of two council members and up to nine independent community members.

The Presiding Member and Deputy Presiding Member were appointed at the Environmental Advisory Committee meeting held 17 November 2021.

Name Position
Cr Amy Collins Presiding Member / Council Member
Cr John Daw Deputy Presiding Member / Council Member
Ms Alexis Krapez Community Member
Mr Andrew Wallace Community Member
Ms Francesca Flynn Community Member
Ms Kelly Carlisle Community Member
Ms Larissa Byrne Community Member
Mr Michael Lohr Community Member
Mr Michael Waite Community Member
Mr Stephan Millett Community Member

Terms of reference

Terms of Reference - Environmental Advisory Committee

Governance Committee

Objectives

The Governance Committee is established to fulfil the following objectives:
  1. Support Council in fulfilling its responsibility under section 2.7(2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1995 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 Local Government Act 1995.

Committee membership

The Governance Committee is comprised of at least five council members.

Name Position
Cr Luke Ellery Council Member
Cr Paige McNeil Deputy Shire President
Cr Jo Cicchini Council Member
Cr James Martin Shire President
Cr Neridah Zlatnik Council Member
Cr Amy Collins Council Member
Cr Karen Beale Council Member

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference - Governance Committee

Grants Selection Committee

Objectives

The objectives of the Grants Selection Committee are to:

  • Allocate funds to eligible not-for-profit groups who have made an application for financial support to the Community Grants Program
  • Allocate funds to: 
    • Eligible not-for-profit groups based in the Shire of Mundaring or delivering services to shire residents; and
    • Businesses or business groups located within Shire of Mundaring, who have made an application for financial support to the Recover Together – COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund.
  • Build the capacity of eligible not-for-profit groups to carry out projects that have a broad community benefit
  • Assist in the development of a culture of partnership between community groups and the Shire. 

Committee membership

The Grants Selection Committee is comprised of the Shire President, one council member from each ward and two council members as Deputy Members.

The Presiding Member and Deputy Presiding Member are to be appointed.

Name Position
Cr James Martin Shire President
Cr Matthew Corica West Ward
Cr Luke Ellery South Ward
Cr Doug Jeans Central Ward
Cr Neridah Zlatnik East Ward
Cr Jo Cicchini Deputy Member
Cr Karen Beale Deputy Member

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.

Committee 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 Trish Cook Chairperson / Council Member
Cr Neridah Zlatnik 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.