Policies

The Council's policies enhance its strategic directions and provide guidance to both the organisation and the community.

Policies, Codes of Practice and Codes of Conduct are fundamental components of a Council’s good governance framework.

Policies set directions, guide decision making and inform the community about how the Council will normally respond and act to various issues.

When a decision is made in accordance with a Council policy or code, both the decision-maker and the community can be assured that the decision reflects the Council’s overall aims and principles of action. Accordingly, policies and codes can be used in many contexts to:

  • reflect the key issues and responsibilities facing a Council
  • provide a policy context and framework for developing more detailed objectives and management systems
  • guide staff and ensure consistency in delegated and day-to-day decision-making
  • clearly inform the community of a Council’s response to various issues.
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Access and Inclusion

Access to Meetings & Documents Policy

Asset Management Policy

Behaviour Standards Policy

Building Inspection Policy

Civic Bands & Orchestra Policy

Civic Recognition Policy

Code of Conduct for Council Members

Community Consultation Policy

Community Funding Program Policy

Community Gardens Policy

Community Information Policy

Complaints Handling Policy

Conditions of Library Use Policy

Council’s Role in Markets Policy