Council Policies

The Local Government Act 1995 empowers Council in the determination of policy under section 2.7 Role of Council - “(2)(b) determine the local government’s policies.”

Council policies set governing principles and guide the direction of the organisation to align with community values and aspirations. These policies have a strategic, external focus and align with the mission, vision and strategic direction of the City.

Council Policies are developed to further the achievement of the City’s strategic goals or contribute to outcomes relating to mandatory obligations. They are defined courses of action related to particular circumstances which guide staff in what is permissible when dealing with related matters.

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Council Policy Information


1.2 Youth
1.3 Heritage
1.4 Disability Access and Inclusion
1.5 Foreshore Use and Development
1.6 Community Engagement
1.8 Community Funding Programs
1.9 Commemorative Plaques
1.10 Queens Park Theatre Lighting

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2.1 Investment
2.3 Abrolhos Islands Tourism
2.4 Travellers Support Policy
2.5 Economic Development & Investment Attraction
2.6 Mine Resourcing
2.7 Heavy Haulage Cost Recovery
2.8 Geraldton City Centre Vibrancy 

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3.1 Climate Change
3.2 Coastal Adaptation
4.16 Fracking

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4.1 Council Member Continuing Professional Development & Travel
4.2 Code of Conduct for Council Member, Committee Members and Candidates
4.3 Civic Ceremonies
4.4 Operation of Advisory Committees
4.5 Asset Management Policy
4.6 Information Security Management System
4.7 Risk Management
4.8 Legal Representation for Council Members and Employees
4.9 Procurement of Goods and Services
4.10 Procurement via Panels of Prequalified Suppliers
4.11 Regional Price Preference
4.13 Record Keeping
4.14 Payments to Employees in addition to Contract or Award
4.15 Affixation of the Common Seal
4.17 Child Safety & Welfare 
4.18 Live Streaming of Meetings
4.19 Corporate Partnerships
4.20 Joint Reform Policy
4.21 Related Party Disclosures
4.22 Fraud Control, Write off debts & Waive Fees and Charges
4.23 Election Signs
4.24 Risk Appetite & Tolerance
4.25 Business Continuity Management
4.26 Compliance Management
4.27 Acting or Temporary Appointment of CEO
4.28 Managing Unreasonable Customer Conduct
4.29 Attendance at Events
4.30 Code of Conduct Behavior Complaints Management
4.31 Council Member Fees, Allowances, Reimbursements & Benefits
4.32 Behaviour Complaints Committee Terms of Reference

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