Election Period Policy

Responsible Department - Governance

Election Period Policy (90kb) 


This policy articulates processes which will ensure Council complies with its statutory obligations as set out in the Local Government Act 1989 and the Local Government Amendment (Improved Governance) Act 2015.


The Act prohibits councils from publishing or distributing electoral matter during the election period and from the making of ‘major policy decisions’. This policy ensures Council fulfils its legislative obligations whilst facilitating the continuation of the ordinary Council business.


This policy is applicable from 21 September 2016.