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.

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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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