Policies

Policies have a long-term focus and are applied across Council as a whole. They form the foundation of our processes and set the standards within which we operate.

 

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The purpose of this Policy is to: 

  • Ensure access to Council information and services is controlled and secure.
  • The Council meets all its legislative and other requirements for information security and privacy
  • Council operations are not impacted by unplanned ICT loss of service 

 

The purpose of this policy is to ensure adequate practices are put in place to direct the accounting and inform treatment of revenue, expenditure, assets, liabilities, equity and to guide the preparation & presentation of Annual Financial Statements.

These policies are included in full with each set of statements. To specify and outline the specific treatment Council has adopted in its financial reporting and treatment of relevant accounting issues, in particular where:

  • The accounting standards offer more than one option in the treatment of a particular issue
  • Where the Office of Local Government Code of Accounting Practice has alternative treatments or seeks Council to make a choice or elect a particular method
  • Council practices require further explanation or clarification

 

To guide decision making by defining Council’s role in relation to affordable housing. The policy includes Council’s commitment to increasing the level of affordable housing for moderate income key and essential workers in the Berrigan Shire Area and outlines its role in advocating for local, social and affordable housing needs.

The purpose of this policy is to provide a summary of Council’s commitment to asbestos management and direct staff and the public to the Model Asbestos Policy for NSW Councils. 

 

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance, clarity and consistency regarding the treatment of capital expenditure, depreciation, revaluations, disposals and acquisitions which will provide greater understanding and accuracy of Council’s capital requirements.

 

The purpose of this policy is to ensure:

  • Projects are properly managed and completed.
  • Risks involved in these projects are identified and managed
  • All parties understand their role in the project
  • User bodies do not by-pass Committees of Management and deal directly with the Council
  • Funding agreements are honoured and acquitted in line with any legal requirements
  • Assets created are appropriately recorded and recognised

This policy places the responsibility on the Council to effectively manage and deliver the project and to address any failures encountered – in line with its statutory power and budgeted resources

 

The purpose of this policy is to provide a framework for the installation, management, and operation of a closed-circuit surveillance system comprising cameras and associated equipment, software and systems (CCTV Program)

 

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