The Prohibited Burning Period for the Shire has been extended further and will now apply until midnight, Tuesday 14 May 2024. No fires can be lit in the open air. More information here.

Council policies are a major component of the governance framework for all local governments. They support the strategic direction of a local government and guide the decision-making process.

Access the Shire’s policies and overview of policy framework below.

Access all policies

Policy framework

Overarching sustainability policy

Key result areas and relevant policies:

Valuating, protecting and enhancing the natural environment

  • Waste management
  • Biodiversity protection
  • Water conservation and quality
  • Carbon pollution reduction
  • Parks and gardens

Welcoming, inclusive and healthy communities

  • Cultural development
  • Recreation
  • Emergency management
  • Community development
  • Community consultation and stakeholder engagement

Ensuring sustainable development

  • Planning
  • Building
  • Asset management
  • Infrastructure management

Vibrant and diverse economy

  • Economic development
  • Tourism
  • Iconic events sponsorship
  • Caravan and camping

Effective leadership and governance

  • Governance and business excellence
  • Financial management
  • Code of conduct
  • Governance charter
  • Customer service charter

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