Western Downs Regional Council policies help translate the intentions of Council into action.
Council is required to develop policies for a range of reasons including compliance with legislation in response to Council's operational objectives or stakeholder concerns; to alter behaviour and provide direction or influence organisational culture.
Western Downs Regional Council has two types of policies:
Council Policies are statutory policies required by legislation as part of Council's business operations. These policies may also articulate the principles which provide instruction across key strategic areas. Council policies are approved by Council and apply across the community and organisation.
Organisational Policies are administrative policies which translate the requirements of legislation or strategic level policy into operational principles that guide the operation of Council. These policies are approved by the CEO.