Governance

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Corporate governance involves the control and management of an organisation to achieve its objectives. It encompasses decision-making and implementation, optimisation of performance, and how the organisation is directed, reviewed and held to account.

The Australian National Audit Office recognises six main principles supporting better practice governance. These are leadership, integrity, commitment, accountability, integration and transparency. Council’s governance framework details the strategies, policies, systems, processes and procedures which reinforce these principles. It ensures our objectives are being achieved efficiently and effectively, ultimately delivering community value.

The Local Government Act

The Local Government Act 2009 was assented to by Parliament on 12 June 2009, with the Act becoming effective on 1 July 2010.

The Act takes a principles-based approach to local government decision-making and governance, giving local authorities broad scope to make choices about policies and processes relevant to their individual areas, providing these are sound, justifiable and transparent.

The principles of local government defined by the Act are:

  • transparent and effective processes, and decision-making in the public interest;
  • sustainable development and management of assets and infrastructure, with effective delivery of services;
  • democratic representation, social inclusion and meaningful community engagement;
  • good governance of, and by, local government; and
  • ethical and legal behaviour of Councillors and local government employees.

 

2009 Local Government Act

 

Local Government Regulation 2012