Council Policies

What is a policy?

A policy is a high level strategic directive that establishes a principle-based approach to a subject. A policy should be adopted for any area of the Council’s operation where direction or purpose needs to be set in order to conduct Council business. They may also have significant public interest, a community focus or are required by legislation.

Policies must be formally adopted in a meeting of Council and comply with Council's legal obligations and relevant community standards.  Policies can be updated to reflect legislative or minor changes through delegated authority to the Assistant General Manager Corporate Services.

Why are policies important?

Nambucca Shire Council has many responsibilities and performs many tasks to maintain and improve the Shire and make it a great place to live, work and play.

Policies are essential to ensure that legal, fair and consistent decisions are made across the Council.  They support Council in achieving its corporate objectives and provide crucial guidelines for Councillors, staff and others.  Without reliable policies there is a greater risk of inconsistency, confusion and inefficiency.

The policies listed below have been assigned to the responsible management area. For a more comprehensive view of Council’s policy structure please refer to Policy No G 01 Policy and Procedures Framework.

GOVERNANCE

Policy No Policy Name Last Updated
G 01 Policy and Procedures Framework 29 November 2018
G 02 Governance Framework 11 October 2018
G 03 Governance Assurance 11 October 2018
G 04 Code of Conduct - Council 16 May 2019
G 05 Code of Meeting Practice 16 May 2019
G 06 Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to Councillors 11 October 2018
G 07 Statement of Business Ethics 11 October 2018
G 08 Internal Reporting (Public Interest Disclosure) 01 April 2019
G 09 Related Party Disclosure 14 June 2019
G 10 Unreasonable Complainant Coduct Policy and Procedures 12 December 2018
G 11 Risk Management 25 October 2018
G 12 Procurement of Goods and Services 22 February 2018
G 13 Councillor Induction and Professional Development 17 January 2019
G 14 Donations (Charitable and Other) 27 July 2017
G 15 Library Management Children and Young Adults 17 January 2019
G 16 Library Management Fines and Fee Waiving 17 January 2019
G 17 Library Management Internet 17 Janaury 2019
G 18 Library Management Loans 17 Janaury 2019
G 19 Legislative Compliance 27 September 2018
G 20 Code of Conduct - Councillors 16 May 2019
G 21 Code of Conduct - Staff 16 May 2019
G 22 Code of Conduct for Committees 16 May 2019

CORPORATE

Policy No Policy Name Last Updated
CS 01 Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Strategy 13 September 2018
CS 02 Customer Service Charter 13 September 2018
CS 03 Requests and Complaints 20 December 2018
CS 04 Records Management Policy and Program 15 November 2018
CS 05 Councillor Record Keeping October 2018
CS 06 Privacy Management Plan 11 January 2019
CS 07 Financial Sustainability 24 April 2019
CS 08 Investment Policy 2018 16 August 2018
CS 09 Social Media Policy October 2018
CS 10 Home Dialysis Patients Allowance 27 September 2018
CS 11 Debt Recovery 27 September 2018
CS 12 Debt Servicing 27 Septemer 2018
CS 13 Asset Accounting Policy September 2018
CS 14 Rates Hardship 11 January 2019
CS 15 Pensioner Concession Rebate Policy 26 April 2017
CS 16 Undetected Water Leak Policy 27 September 2018
CS 17 Creation and Funding of Financial Reserves 27 September 2018
CS 18 Financial Management September 2018
CS 19 Fraud Management Strategy 27 September 2018
CS 20 Fraud and Corruption Prevention 27 September 2018
CS 21 Inventory 29 November 2018
CS 22 Attractive and Portable Items 29 November 2018
CS 23 Purchasing (Credit) Card 13 December 2018
CS 24 ICT Change Management 28 February 2019
CS 25 ICT Incident Management 28 February 2019
CS 26 ICT Wireless Network 13 June 2019

DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT

Policy No Policy Name Last Updated
DE 01 Companion Animals 13 June 2019
DE 02 Water Carters 13 December 2018
DE 03 Local Orders 29 October 2015
DE 04 Local Approvals 29 January 2015
DE 05 Bushfire Buffers on Public Land 22 February 2018
DE 06 Wood Fire Heater - Domestic Solid Fuel 17 March 2011
DE 07 Environmental Compliance - Environmental Management System Manual EM -Shire Works Depot October 2010
DE 08 Control of Burning 21 October 2010
DE 09 Compliance, Enforcement and Prosecution 14 July 2016
DE 10 Contaminated Land 15 June 2017
DE 11 Rural and Residential Land Activities 20 October 2010
DE 12 Smoke Free Outdoor Areas 22 February 2018
DE 13 Model Asbestos Policy for NSW councils 9 February 2017
DE 14 Climate Change Policy 17 January 2019
DE 15 Cemetery 29 November 2018

ENGINEERING SERVICES

Policy No Policy Name Last Updated
ES 01 Sustainable Fleet and Plant 16 August 2018
ES 02 Street Lighting - Public Roads October 2010
ES 03 Footpaths and Cycleways 28 February 2019
ES 04 Reserves and Parks - Conditions of Use of Sports Grounds 30 May 2019
ES 05 Plant - Tenders and New Purchases - Chlorofluorocarbons October 2010
ES 06 Asset Management 8 February 2018
ES 07 Memorials on Council Controlled Land 28 February 2019
ES 08 Bridges Services Levels 22 February 2018
ES 09 Beach Management 13 September 2018
ES 10 Trees - Maintenance and Removal of Trees and Street Gardens on Public Land managed by Council 22 February 2018
ES 11 Tree Vandalism 22 February 2018
ES 12 Backflow Prevention Containment 15 April 2010
ES 13 Easement and Sewerage, Water and Stormwater Pipelines 22 February 2018
ES 14 Asset Valuaton and Revaluation 29 November 2018
ES 15 Roads - General - Erection of Public Gates and Motor Bypass Grids 22 February 2018
ES 16 Roadside Maintenance Under Review / On Public Exhibition
ES 17 Road Signage on Public Land 22 February 2018
ES 18 Waste Collecton Service Availability Condtions 13 December 2018
ES 19 Water Supply November 2018
ES 20 Capital Versus Expenses 29 November 2018
ES 21 Biosecurity 14 March 2019
ES 22 Remote Signage 28 February 2019
ES 23 Urban an d Rural Road Naming 28 February 2019
ES 24 Pesticide Use Notification Plan 28 February 2019