Shire Policies

Council has obligations in relation to functions and activities under numerous Acts and other legislation, many of which permit Council to delegate responsibilities and authority to the CEO and other Shire Officers; and to stipulate conditions, standards or methods of control and management.

Policies enable the effective and efficient management of Council resources.

Written policies also enable the community to be aware of the reasoning behind Council and administrative decisions, and to be familiar with the philosophy behind individual decisions.

Council’s Policies are split up into seven categories.

Administration Policies

The principles or rules that guide the Shire’s practices and constrains procedures or delegated functions.

Infrastructure Policies

Guiding the Shire’s practices through the Department of Infrastructure and Assets.


Finance Policies

Clarifying the roles, authority and responsibilities for essential financial management through the Department of Corporate Services


Local Planning Policies

Specific rules and guidelines through the Department of Development and Regulation


Regulatory Policies

Delivering better socioeconomic outcomes through the use of regulations, laws, and other instruments.


Governance Policies

Relates to processes of decision making and controls of behaviour; supporting transparency, accountability, and performance outcomes.


Community Policies

Benefiting the community as a whole or individuals and groups; strengthening bonds and stimulating growth and development.