Policy development provides Council with a structured framework for consistent and transparent decision-making and actions. Policies can be defined as the principles and intent behind the programs that a council implements.
Council's Policy Register is a record of the policies adopted by Council for the conduct of its business. The policies, along with many other internal and external documents, set the framework within which Council fulfils its service and regulatory responsibilities under relevant statutes.
The Policy Register is a 'living' document and is being reviewed as part of the Implementation Plan for the creation of the new Council. Policies that are required by legislation must be reviewed and/or enhanced on a yearly basis or when changes to legislation are notified. Council Policies must be reviewed within 12 months of a Council Election.
Council Policies are made by resolution of Council and appear on the website for general public viewing.