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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 (Staff, Volunteers and Contractors)

Behavioural Standards for Elected Members

Civic Bands & Orchestra Policy

Civic Recognition Policy

Community Consultation Policy

Community Funding Program Policy

Community Gardens Policy

Community Information Policy

Complaints Handling Policy & Procedure

Conditions of Library Use Policy

Council Assessment Panel Review of Decisions of the Assessment Manager Policy

Council’s Role in Markets Policy