Council Adopted Policies

Policy documents enable the effective and efficient management of council resources and assist staff and Council achieve an equitable decision-making process. 

Policies are defined as “a general guideline to regulate the organisation’s actions and conduct and to provide the philosophical standard or criterion to help users exercise good judgement and discretion in the management of daily affairs”.  Written policies also enable the community to be aware of the reasoning behind administrative and council decisions and to be familiar with the philosophy behind individual decisions.  Policy statements enable much of the day to day business of Council to be handled by the administration, freeing up the time of the elected members in determining major policy and resource allocation issues.

Each policy is developed in order to address specific matters.  They may relate to the objectives described in the Council Plan, and, in some instances as required by legislation.

Essentially, policies developed by the Council are aimed at ensuring and encouraging equity, fairness, access to information and decision-making and effective management of community resources.

A

Acknowledgement of Community Contribution(PDF, 50KB)

Australia Day Awards(PDF, 115KB)

Asset Management(PDF, 50KB)

B

Buildings-Insurance-for-Recreation-assets(PDF, 1MB)

C

Capital-Projects-on-Council-owned-or-controlled-Land(PDF, 32KB)

Cattle Underpass(PDF, 1MB)

Cemetery Trusts(PDF, 23KB)

CFA Vehicle Replacement(PDF, 89KB)

Child Safe(PDF, 174KB)

Community-Reps-Policy(PDF, 621KB) and Committee-Procedure(PDF, 636KB)

Community Loan(PDF, 34KB)

Complaint Handling(PDF, 300KB)

Councillors-Conferences-and-Seminars(PDF, 29KB)

Council Meetings(PDF, 120KB)

D

Debtor Management(PDF, 40KB)

Disability Awareness(PDF, 128KB)

E

Election Caretaker(PDF, 345KB)

F

Fees and Charges (PDF, 123KB)

Flag Flying(PDF, 30KB)

Food Registration Fee Exemption(PDF, 56KB)

Footpath Policy(PDF, 45KB)

Fraud and Corruption Control(PDF, 442KB)

G

Gifts and Benefits(PDF, 248KB)

I

Investment(PDF, 41KB)

Issuing Infringement Notices(PDF, 64KB)

L

Light Fleet(PDF, 701KB)

N

Newspaper-for-Public-Notices(PDF, 29KB)

Non Current Asset Accounting(PDF, 701KB)

P

Policy Review Process(PDF, 205KB)

Procurement(PDF, 1MB)

Project Savings(PDF, 111KB)

Property Lease(PDF, 41KB)

Protected-Disclosure(PDF, 233KB)

PublicArt Policy(PDF, 594KB) and Public Art Procedure(PDF, 629KB)

R

Rate Collection(PDF, 93KB)

Reimbursement-Policy-Councillors-and-Members-of-Council-Committees(DOCX, 34KB)

Road Occupation(PDF, 54KB)

S

Staff-Service-Recognition(PDF, 117KB)

T

Trees on Roadsides(PDF, 128KB)

U

Unused Road Licences(PDF, 132KB)

Use-of-Council-Chambers-Port-Fairy-and-Mortlake(PDF, 35KB)

W

Works Profit Margin(PDF, 26KB)