Policies, Codes of Practice and Codes of Conduct are fundamental components of a Council’s good governance framework.
Decisions that are made in accordance with a Council policy will genuinely reflect the Council's strategic goals and principles. Policies can be used in various contexts to:
- reflect the key issues facing and responsibilities of the Council
- clearly provide a policy context and framework to develop detailed objectives and processes
- guide staff and ensure consistency in delegated and day-to-day decision-making
- transparently inform the community of a Council’s response to various issues.