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Councillors & Council meetings

Find policies, plans and strategies about Councillors and Council meetings.

Policy

Title Summary
Advisory Committee Policy This policy guides the establishment, operations, review and disbanding of Advisory Committees.
CEO Employment and Remuneration Policy This policy is a requirement of the Local Government Act 2020 and outlines the way in which Council will manage the recruitment and appointment of its Chief Executive Officer, provides consistency for contract inclusions, performance monitoring and requirement for annual review.
Civic Protocol Policy This policy provides guidelines on activities related to Civic Protocols and the traditions of the Office of the Mayor. The policy articulates the expenditure, organisation and frequency of civic events and specifies how, and under what circumstances, civic honours will be awarded to an individual, group or organisation.
Complaints Against Councillors Policy Guides how a complaint from a member of the community against a Councillor, or where a Councillor is the subject of a complaint against Council, is to be investigated.
Council Expenses Policy This policy outlines the resources and applicable reimbursement provided to Councillors and members of delegated committees as reasonable support to perform their duties, as defined by the Local Government Act 2020, without disadvantage. This policy provides guidance on entitlements, the process for claiming and assessing reimbursements as well as the applicable reporting requirements.
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.
Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Policy for Councillors 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.
Governance and Integrity Framework Outlines the mechanisms that guide Council’s approach to good governance, integrity and support and guidance of Council’s elected representatives
Governance Rules
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 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.
Protocols for Councillors - Land Use Planning This policy applies to the City of Casey Council in its capacity and role in decision making as Planning Authority and Responsible Authority primarily under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.It articulates the decision making processes, including opportunity for the community to be engaged through this.
Public Interests Disclosures Policy This policy outlines the way in which any individual, including members of the public, staff and Councillors can disclose information which enables the prevention of fraud and corruption.
Public Transparency Policy This policy aims to formalise Council’s commitment to transparent decision-making processes and freely available public access to Council information.

Strategy

Title Summary
Governance Strategy Council is committed to achieving good governance, legislative compliance and to further develop meaningful relationships with Councillors and the administration optimise community outcomes.