Council Policies

Linking Table: Changes to Policy Numbers

Following the rebranding of the Policy Manual (April 2021), changes were made to the existing policy numbers and overall formatting of the policy manual.

Please refer to the linking table if you are looking for a former policy number.

Strategic Policies (Council)

In accordance with Section 2.7(2) of the Local Government Act 1995, Council is to determine the Shire’s policies.

The development and management of Council policy is an ongoing process. It is important that Council policies are kept up to date and are reviewed on a regular basis under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer. If any changes or amendments are required these are brought to Council for endorsement.

Only the Council can amend or rescind a policy.

Community Policies (6)

C1 - Freeman of the Shire of York.pdf

C2 - Australia Day Awards.pdf

C3 - Community Funding Grants Sponsorship.pdf

C4 - Sponsorship of Tourism Events.pdf

C5 - Public Events in York.pdf

C6 - Public Art.pdf

Elected Member Policies (9)

E1 - Code of Conduct - Council Members - Committee Members - Candidates.pdf

E2 - Councillors - Professional Development.pdf

E3 - Councillors - Travel - Accommodation.pdf

E4 - Council Delegates - Roles - Responsibilities.pdf

E5 - Induction for Councillors.pdf

E6 - Provision of Governance Services.pdf

E7 - Councillors - Recognition of Service.pdf

E8 - Payment of Legal Costs for Councillors.pdf

E9 - Attendance at Events Policy Elected Members - CEOs.pdf

Finance Policies (12)

F1 - Revenue Collection.pdf

F2 - Procurement.pdf

F3 - Significant Accounting Policies.pdf

F4 - Investment.pdf

F5 - Authority to Make Payments from Trust and Municipal Funds.pdf

F6 - Corporate Credit Card Policy.pdf

F7 - Concessions on Commercial - Farming Properties Occupied by Pensioners - Seniors.pdf

F8 - Rates Exemptions for Charitable Purposes.pdf

F9 - Panels of Pre-Qualified Suppliers.pdf

F10 - Financial Hardship - Rates - Charges.pdf

F11 - Financial Planning - Sustainability.pdf

F12 - External Grants - Procurement - Management.pdf

Governance Policies (30)

G1 - Record Keeping.pdf

G2 - Organisation Structure and Designation of Senior Employees.pdf

G3 - Civic Functions and Hospitality.pdf

G4 - Appointment of Acting Chief Executive Officer.pdf

G5 - Comprehensive Complaints Response.pdf

G6 - Community Access to Information.pdf

G7 - Disruptive Behaviour at Council Meetings.pdf

G8 - Petitions.pdf

G9 - Reference Groups.pdf

G10 - Public Question Time.pdf

G11 - Conduct of Council Forums.pdf

G12 - Social Media.pdf

G13 - Community Engagement and Consultation.pdf

G14 - State Administrative Tribunal.pdf

G15 - Public Interest Disclosure.pdf

G16 - Fraud - Corruption and Misconduct Prevention.pdf

G17 - Integrated Planning and Reporting - Planning.pdf

G18 - Integrated Planning and Reporting - Reporting.pdf

G19 - Risk Assessment and Management.pdf

G21 - Execution of Documents and use of the Common Seal.pdf

G22 - Use of the Shire of York Crest - Logo.pdf

G23 - Commissioning Legal Advice.pdf

G24 - Local Government Resource Sharing.pdf

G25 - Compliance.pdf

G26 - Model Standards for CEO Recruitment - Performance - Termination.pdf

G27 - Vandalism of Council Property.pdf

G28 - Gates Across Road Reserves.pdf

G29 - Western Power.pdf

G30 - Contractor Management Policy.pdf

Health Policies (2)

H1 - Occupational Safety - Health.pdf

H2 - Onsite Effluent Disposal Facility.pdf

Town Planning Policies (12)

P1 - Advertising Signage.pdf

P2 - Barn Style Shed Houses.pdf

P3 - Developer Contributions for Road - Footpath Upgrading.pdf

P4 - Extractive Industries - Road Maintenance Contribution.pdf

P5 - Heritage Management - Interpretative Signage.pdf  

P6 - Heritage Conservation - Development.pdf

P7 - Outbuildings in Residential Zones.pdf

P8 - Relocated Second Hand Dwellings.pdf

P9 - Sea Containers.pdf

P10 - SEAVROC Tree Cropping.pdf

P11 - Temporary Accommodation.pdf

P12 - Temporary Alfresco Dining Areas.pdf

Operational Policies (Staff)

In accordance with Section 5.41 of the Local Government Act 1995, it is a function of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)to manage the day-to-day operations of the local government and to be responsible for the employment, management, supervision, direction and dismissal of the local government’s employees.  This is not the role or function of Council.

Therefore, the policies relating to staff cannot be determined by Council.  While those policies have been included in this manual on the following page for the purpose of transparency and accountability, it should be noted they are internal documents determined, reviewed and implemented by the CEO.

Operational Policies (8)

O1 Staff Superannuation

O2 Volunteer Management

O3 Workforce & Human Resources

O4 Alcohol & Other Drugs

O5 Asset Management

O6 Internal Controls

O7 Heat Management

O8 Employee Code of Conduct