27 November, 2023

'Exemplary’ audit result for council

Somerset Regional Council has received its 15th consecutive commendable report from the Queensland Audit Office (QAO).

'Exemplary’ audit result for council - feature photo

The QAO undertakes an annual audit of Queensland’s 77 local governments to assess that councils are providing reliable financial statements that comply with relevant laws and standards.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the independent audit by QAO found that council’s key financial reporting and audit deliverables had been met.

“After an audit process that began on-site on 12 June 2023 and continued until 20 October 2023, the QAO reported that they had identified zero issues or deficiencies with Council’s internal control system, financial reporting or other matters for the 2022-2023 financial year.

“This follows Somerset being one of only 17 Queensland councils to receive 100% green audit traffic lights from QAO earlier this year.”

View the full audited financial statements and current year financial sustainability statement at


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