Appendix: Terms of reference for our inquiry

Auckland Regional Council: Management of the LA Galaxy event at Mount Smart Stadium.

Inquiry into Auckland Regional Council's role in the LA Galaxy football team's visit to Auckland

4 February 2009

The Auditor-General has decided to inquire into the funding and support provided by Auckland Regional Council (the Council) for the LA Galaxy football team's visit to Auckland in December 2008.

This document sets out the terms of reference for the inquiry.

The inquiry will examine the Council's:

  • funding and support arrangements for the team's visit;
  • policies and rules for supporting such events;
  • process for making the funding and support arrangements, including its business plan and its assessment of risk; and
  • management, monitoring, and reporting of the funding and support arrangements.

The inquiry will also consider any other matters that the Auditor-General considers it desirable to report on. The inquiry may result in recommendations for the Council to implement.

The inquiry will be conducted under sections 16(1) and 18(1) of the Public Audit Act 2001. The Auditor-General will decide on the appropriate manner in which to report his findings once the inquiry has been completed.

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