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Council Policies


​A selection of Council Policies which may be of interest to the community are provided below. 


Child Protection Policy

Community Engagement Policy

Disability Access Policy

Financial Assistance to Community Groups Policy

Library Policy

Sister Cities Policy

Sponsorship Policy

Library Operations Service Standard

Library Collections Service Standard


Contributions to Common Boundary Fences Policy

Enforcement Policy

Keeping Animals Policy

Trees and Tree Root Damage Claims Policy

Street Parties: Traffic and Parking Arrangements Policy

Competitive Neutrality Complaints Handling

Open Space

Parking Permits Management Directive

Use of Public Spaces by Commercial Fitness Groups and Personal Trainers Policy

Use of Public Open Space by Commercial Dog Walking Businesses Policy

Landscaping, Street Trees and Tree Preservation Policy

Memorial Seats and Trees Policy

Nature Strips: Mowing, Planting and Landscaping Policy

Tree Vandalism Management Directive

Community Garden Policy 

Built Environment

Asbestos Policy

Notification of Development Applications Policy

Leasing of Council Property Policy

Use of Public Pedestrian thoroughfares

Smoke-Free Public Places Policy

Waterfront Structures Policy

Car Share Parking Policy


Investment Policy

Fraud and Corruption Prevention Policy

Purchasing Policy

Financial Hardship Policy

Investment Properties Management Directive

Organisation Management

Delegation of Authority - Mayor and Deputy Mayor Policy

Delegation of Authority - General Manager

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Events Management Policy

Council Records and Archives Policy

Social Media Policy

Complaints Handling Management Directive

Policy on Payment of Expenses and Facilities for Councillors