Local laws, Council policies and delegations
At the 27 November 2018 Council Meeting the following local laws were adopted:
- Sand Drift Local Law 2018
- Cats Local Law 2018
- Dogs Amendment Local Law 2018
- Bush Fire Control and Bush Fire Brigades Amendment Local Law 2018
- Pest Plants Amendment Local Law 2018
- Repeal and Amendment Local Law 2018
- Extractive Industries Local Law 200 repealed
- Cemeteries Local Law 2000 amended (fix authorised person to authorised officer
- Health By-laws 1996 amended (delete bee keeping)
The above local laws were published in the Government Gazette on Friday 18 January 2019 and will be in effect from 1 February 2019.
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Council Policies are developed to meet the needs of Council and are adopted by the Council. These policies are wide ranging across many of the City's services and responsibilities, and reviewed periodically.
Code of Conduct
The City's Code of Conduct provides consistent guidelines for an acceptable standard of professional conduct. The code addresses the broader issue of ethical responsibility and encourages transparency and accountability.
Delegated Authority Register
Local governments are required to make numerous decisions every day.
In practice, in order to enable local governments to focus on strategic issues and reduce the amount of meeting time required, local governments are able to delegate many of those decisions so we can respond more effectively to the community and provide for timely, consistent decision making.
The Delegated Authority Register provides information about where the power to delegate is derived from, including legislation and policies of Council. The register is reviewed annually in accordance with the Local Government Act 1995.