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Policy

Title Summary
Advisory Committee Policy This policy guides the establishment, operations, review and disbanding of Advisory Committees.
Compliance and Integrity Framework The Compliance and Integrity Framework (Framework) is an overarching document that outlines Council’s approach to ensure that the integrity of the Casey City Council is of the highest order. The Framework provides a responsive and accountable framework that enables business to be conducted in compliance with legal and internal policy requirements. This includes legislative and common law requirements, industry codes and organisational standards, as well as standards of good corporate governance, risk management, best practices, ethics and community expectations. It is aimed at providing transparency about our approach to compliance and to foster public confidence.
Councillor Access to Council Information Policy The purpose of this policy is to provide a consistent set of guidelines to ensure legal and appropriate Councillor access to Council information that may assist them in undertaking their responsibilities as elected representatives.
Councillor Code of Conduct The purpose of local government is to provide a system under which Councils perform the functions and exercise the powers conferred by or under the Local Government Act 1989 and any other Act for the peace, order and good government of their municipal districts. Good governance relies on good working relations between councillors.
Councillors Ward Forums Policy This Policy provides a framework for the provision of Ward forums to ensure they are conducted in an equitable and productive manner that benefits both the Ward Councillors and the community.
Councillors' Gifts and Hospitality Policy The Policy provides a consistent set of guidelines and a reporting procedure for Councillors to deal with gifts and hospitality that may be offered to them as part of their role as a Councillor.
Councillors' Support and Reimbursement of Expenses Policy This policy outlines the resources / support to be provided by Council to Councillors and eligible expenditure that may be reimbursed in performing their duties as elected representatives of the community as prescribed in Section 75 of the Local Government Act 1989 (the Act).
Deputy Mayor Position Policy The purpose of this policy is to provide a consistent set of guidelines for Council in relation to the duties of the Deputy Mayor.
Election Period Operational Guidelines In the lead up to Council elections, processes contained in this policy 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.

This policy supports the Election Period Policy adopted by Council on 15 March 2016.
Election Period Policy The City of Casey is committed to good governance.

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.

In accordance with the Act, the Election Period commences the day after nomination day, and concludes at 6pm on Election day.

During the election period (commonly known as caretaker period) this policy will ensure community confidence in the practices of Council, Councillors, Special Committees and Council officers by restricting the decision making of Council in the lead up to an election so as to avoid actions or decisions which could influence voters or unnecessarily bind an incoming Council.
Inclusive Casey Strategic Framework 2018-21 Purpose
The purpose of the Inclusive Casey Strategic Framework 2018-2021 (The Framework) is to provide a roadmap for creating a safe, inclusive and connected community – one of the City of Casey’s (Council) key strategic objectives. Meeting this objective is integral to achieving Council’s vision of creating Australia’s most liveable city.
The Framework promotes respect for all individuals in their personal beliefs, identity and choice of expression, aligned with legislation. The Framework applies a non-judgmental approach to everyone. To be an inclusive place we need to foster respect and acknowledge that everyone has the right and choice to express their personal beliefs and identity, in ways that do not impinge on the rights of others.
Local Law No.1 (2016) - Meeting Procedures and Use of the Common Seal
Managing Unreasonable Complainant Conduct Policy Purpose

This policy guides Council’s management of Unreasonable Complainant Conduct to minimise the risks inherent in such conduct in a manner which is both reasonable and proportionate.
Procedure for handling disclosures made under the Protected Disclosure Act 2012 These procedures are a resource for whistle-blowers and potential whistle-blowers, whether an internal City of Casey member, employee or staff or an external member of the public; essentially, any individual who wants to find out how to make a disclosure, receive the protections available under the Act, and how the whistle-blower and their disclosure may be managed and handled by the City of Casey.
Protocols for Councillors in Administering Planning Applications
Public Question Time Policy The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance for Public Question Time at Council meetings as required by Clause 42.1of Local Law No.1 (2016).
State and Federal Elections Policy This policy defines Councillors’ obligations if standing as candidates in elections. It ensures good governance is practised by all Councillors and officers.

This policy recognises that advocacy by Council during election campaigns is a legitimate activity with the objective of obtaining actions and projects to benefit the Casey community.

Strategy

Title Summary
Customer Focus Strategy The Customer Focus Strategy (the Strategy) details Council’s commitment to having a customer focus and provides a framework for the organisation to deliver services in a manner that has the customer at the centre of its business while meeting the operational and efficiency requirements of the organisation.
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