Council Policies

What is a policy?

A policy is a high level strategic directive that establishes a principle-based approach to a subject. A policy should be adopted for any area of the Council’s operation where direction or purpose needs to be set in order to conduct Council business. They may also have significant public interest, a community focus or are required by legislation.

Policies must be formally adopted in a meeting of Council and comply with Council's legal obligations and relevant community standards.  Policies can be updated to reflect legislative or minor changes through delegated authority to the Director Corporate Services.

Why are policies important?

Nambucca Valley Council has many responsibilities and performs many tasks to maintain and improve the Local Government Area and make it a great place to live, work and play.

Policies are essential to ensure that legal, fair and consistent decisions are made across the Council.  They support Council in achieving its corporate objectives and provide crucial guidelines for Councillors, staff and others.  Without reliable policies there is a greater risk of inconsistency, confusion and inefficiency.

The policies listed below have been assigned to the responsible management area. For a more comprehensive view of Council’s policy structure please refer to Policy No G 01 Policy and Procedures Framework.

GOVERNANCE

POLICY NO POLICY NAME LAST UPDATED TO BE REVIEWED
G 01 Policy and Procedures Framework(PDF, 161KB) October 2022 OCTOBER 2024
G 02 Governance Framework(PDF, 503KB) October 2022 OCTOBER 2024
G 03 Governance Assurance Framework(PDF, 310KB) October 2022 OCTOBER 2024
G 04 Code of Conduct - Council(PDF, 422KB) 17 March 2022 MARCH 2024
G 05 Code of Meeting Practice(PDF, 410KB) May 2022 OCTOBER 2024
G 06 Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to Councillors(PDF, 281KB) 10 February 2022 OCTOBER 2024
G 07 Statement of Business Ethics(PDF, 242KB) 11 October 2018 OCTOBER 2023
G 08 Public Interest Disclosures(PDF, 1008KB) 27 February 2024 SEPTEMBER 2024
G 09 Related Party Transactions(PDF, 289KB) 7 July 2023 OCTOBER 2024
G 10 Unreasonable Complainant Conduct(PDF, 442KB) 11 October 2022 OCTOBER 2024
G 11 Risk Management(PDF, 310KB) 11 October 2022 OCTOBER 2024
G 12 Procurement of Goods and Services(PDF, 184KB) 2 June 2022 DECEMBER 2022
G 13 Councillor Induction(PDF, 171KB) 11 October 2022 OCTOBER 2024
G 14 Donations (Charitable and Other)(PDF, 166KB) 25 November 2022 NOVEMBER 2024
G 15 Library Management Children and Young Adults(PDF, 169KB) 17 January 2019 JANUARY 2023
G 16 Library Management Fines and Fee Waiving(PDF, 192KB) 17 January 2019 JANUARY 2023
G 17 Library Management Internet(PDF, 204KB) 17 January 2019 JANUARY 2023
G 18 Library Management Loans(PDF, 172KB) 17 January 2019 JANUARY 2023
G 19 Legislative Compliance(PDF, 115KB) 11 October 2022 OCTOBER 2023
G 20 Code of Conduct - Councillors(PDF, 404KB) 17 March 2022 MARCH 2024
G 21 Code of Conduct - Staff(PDF, 360KB) 17 March 2022 MARCH 2024
G 22 Code of Conduct for Committees(PDF, 331KB) 17 March 2022 MARCH 2024
G 23 Bullying and Harassment Prevention(PDF, 178KB) 10 October 2019 NOVEMBER 2021
G 24 Annual Leave(PDF, 152KB) 11 October 2019 OCTOBER 2021
G 25 Leave Without Pay(PDF, 146KB) 11 October 2019 OCTOBER 2021
G 26 Long Service Leave(PDF, 149KB) 11 October 2019 OCTOBER 2021
G 27 Sick Leave (Under Review)
G 28 Library Virtual Reality and Gaming System(PDF, 157KB) 29 June 2023 JUNE 2025
G 29 Time in Lieu(PDF, 157KB) 11 October 2019 OCTOBER 2021
G 30 Removal Expenses(PDF, 125KB) 11 October 2019 OCTOBER 2021
G 31 Children in the Workplace(PDF, 169KB) 11 October 2019 OCTOBER 2021
G 32 Recruitment(PDF, 198KB) 14 October 2019 OCTOBER 2021
G 33 Delegations(PDF, 189KB) 13 October 2022 OCTOBER 2024
G 34 Trauma Management(PDF, 183KB) 10 March 2020 MARCH 2022
G 35 Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy(PDF, 186KB) 29 July 2020 JULY 2022
G 36 Alcohol and Other Drugs - Councillors(PDF, 187KB) 28 May 2020 MAY 2022
G 37 Secondary Employment(PDF, 225KB) 23 February 2021 SEPTEMBER 2022
G 38 Carer's Leave Policy(PDF, 228KB) 29 July 2020 JULY 2022
G 39 Working From Home(PDF, 209KB) 26 August 2020 JULY 2022
G 42 Model Litigant Policy(PDF, 196KB) 14 October 2021 JULY 2022
G 43 Councillor and Staff Interaction Policy(PDF, 205KB) 3 March 2023 JULY 2024
G 44 Donations (Dialysis Patients)(PDF, 144KB) 13 October 2022 OCTOBER 23
G 45 Media Policy(PDF, 245KB) 19 January 2023 JANUARY 2025 

  

 

CORPORATE

POLICY NO POLICY NAME LAST UPDATED TO BE REVIEWED
CS 01 Community Engagement Strategy(PDF, 297KB) 10 February 2022 FEBRUARY 2024
CS 02 Customer Service Charter(PDF, 234KB) 11 October 2022 OCTOBER 2024
CS 03 Requests and Complaints(PDF, 181KB) 11 October 2022 OCTOBER 2024
CS 04 Records Management Policy and Program(PDF, 194KB) 11 October 2022 OCTOBER 2024
CS 05 Councillor Record Keeping(PDF, 150KB) 11 October 2022 OCTOBER 2024
CS 06 Privacy Management Plan(PDF, 462KB) 11 October 2022 OCTOBER 2024
CS 07 Data Breach(PDF, 427KB) 26 February 2024 NOVEMBER 2024
CS 08 Investment Policy 2022(PDF, 278KB) 25 August 2022 SEPTEMBER 2023
CS 09 Social Media Policy(PDF, 277KB) August 2023 MAY 2024
CS 10 Home Dialysis Patients Allowance(PDF, 126KB) 10 November 2022 NOVEMBER 2024
CS 11 Debt Recovery(PDF, 205KB) 25 November 2021 NOVEMBER 2023
CS 12
CS 13 Asset Accounting Policy(PDF, 214KB) 25 November 2021 NOVEMBER 2022
CS 14 Ordinary Rates & Annual Charges Hardship(PDF, 169KB) 27 January 2022 JANUARY 2023
CS 15 Pensioner Concession Rebate Policy(PDF, 140KB) 25 November 2021 NOVEMBER 2022
CS 16 Undetected Water Leak(PDF, 187KB) 25 November 2021 NOVEMBER 2022
CS 17 Creation and Funding of Financial Reserves(PDF, 145KB) 27 September 2018 SEPTEMBER 2020
CS 18 Financial Management(PDF, 257KB) 25 November 2021 NOVEMBER 2023
CS 19 Fraud Management Strategy(PDF, 395KB) 11 October 2022 OCTOBER 2024
CS 20 Fraud and Corruption Prevention(PDF, 207KB) 11 November 2021 NOVEMBER 2023
CS 21 Inventory(PDF, 229KB) 25 November 2021 NOVEMBER 2022
CS 22 Portable and Attractive Items(PDF, 151KB) 25 November 2021 NOVEMBER 2023
CS 23 Purchase Card(PDF, 174KB) 25 November 2021 NOVEMBER 2022
CS 24 ICT Change Management(PDF, 171KB) 24 October 2022 OCTOBER 2024
CS 25 ICT Incident Management(PDF, 212KB) 24 October 2022 OCTOBER 2024
CS 26 ICT Wireless Network(PDF, 179KB) 24 October 2022 OCTOBER 2024
CS 27 Buy Local Procurement(PDF, 201KB) 27 January 2022 JANUARY 2024
CS 28 Information Security and Management(PDF, 196KB) 24 October 2022 OCTOBER 2024
CS 29 CCTV(PDF, 122KB) 20 March 2022 SEPTEMBER 2024
CS 30 Secure Disposal of IT Equipment and Information(PDF, 184KB) 24 October 2022 OCTOBER 2024
CS 31 Remote ICT Access Policy(PDF, 166KB) 14 October 2021 OCTOBER 2023
CS 32 Use of Internet and Email(PDF, 221KB) 24 October 2022 OCTOBER 2024
CS 33 Use of Personal Computers(PDF, 158KB) 24 October 2022 OCTOBER 2024
CS 34 Telephone Usage(PDF, 174KB) 12 August 2021 AUGUST 2023
CS 35      
CS 36 Fuel Cards(PDF, 177KB) 25 August 2022 AUGUST 2024

 

 

DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT

POLICY NO POLICY NAME LAST UPDATED TO BE REVIEWED
DE 01 Companion Animals(PDF, 207KB) 13 June 2019 AUGUST 2020
DE 02 Water Carters(PDF, 179KB) 13 December 2018 JANUARY 2021
DE 03 Local Orders(PDF, 529KB) 29 October 2015 SEPTEMBER 2019
DE 04 Local Approvals(PDF, 393KB) 27 October 2022 OCTOBER 2025
DE 05 Bushfire Buffers on Public Land(PDF, 189KB) 22 February 2018 MARCH 2020
DE 06 Wood Fire Heater - Domestic Solid Fuel(PDF, 272KB) 17 March 2011 FEBRUARY 2019
DE 07 Environmental Compliance - Environmental Management System Manual EM - Shire Works Depot(PDF, 168KB) October 2010 FEBRUARY 2019
DE 08 Control of Burning(PDF, 283KB) 21 October 2010 FEBRUARY 2019
DE 09 Compliance, Enforcement and Prosecution(PDF, 492KB) 14 July 2016 FEBRUARY 2019
DE 10 Contaminated Land(PDF, 448KB) 15 June 2017 JUNE 2019
DE 11 Rural and Residential Land Activities(PDF, 136KB) 20 October 2010 FEBRUARY 2019
DE 12 Smoke Free Outdoor Areas(PDF, 150KB) 22 February 2018 MARCH 2020
DE 13 Model Asbestos Policy for NSW councils(PDF, 2MB) 9 February 2017 JANUARY 2021
DE 14 Climate Change Policy(PDF, 165KB) 17 January 2019 DECEMBER 2020
DE 15 Cemetery(PDF, 247KB) 29 November 2018 NOVEMBER 2020
DE 16 Outdoor Dining Policy and User Guide - Appendix A(PDF, 348KB) 31 October 2019 AUGUST 2023
DE 17 Voluntary House Raising Scheme(PDF, 201KB) 27 January 2022 OCTOBER 2024
DE 18 Managing Conflicts of Interest for Council related development(PDF, 122KB) 11 May 2023 MAY 2024
 

 

 

ENGINEERING SERVICES

POLICY NO POLICY NAME LAST UPDATED TO BE REVIEWED
ES 01
ES 02 Street Lighting - Public Roads(PDF, 215KB) April 2019 MARCH 2019
ES 03 Footpaths and Cycleways(PDF, 182KB) 28 February 2019 DECEMBER 2020
ES 04 Reserves and Parks - Conditions of Use of Sports Grounds(PDF, 330KB) 30 May 2019 FEBRUARY 2019
ES 05 Extension to Bitumen and Provision of Rural Road Seals(PDF, 206KB) 14 October 2021 FEBRUARY 2019
ES 06 Asset Management(PDF, 181KB) 8 February 2018 JULY 2022
ES 07 Memorials on Council Controlled Land(PDF, 194KB) 28 February 2019 DECEMBER 2020
ES 08 Bridges Services Levels(PDF, 294KB) 22 February 2018 FEBRUARY 2022
ES 09 Beach Management(PDF, 495KB) 13 September 2018 JANUARY 2022
ES 10 Trees - Maintenance and Removal of Trees and Street Gardens on Public Land managed by Council(PDF, 669KB) 22 February 2018 MARCH 2022
ES 11 Tree Vandalism(PDF, 300KB) 22 February 2018 FEBRUARY 2022
ES 12 Backflow Prevention Containment(PDF, 231KB) 4 August 2020 MARCH 2019
ES 13 Easement and Sewerage, Water and Stormwater Pipelines(PDF, 141KB) 22 February 2018 MARCH 2021
ES 14 Liquid Trade Waste(PDF, 141KB)
ES 15 Roads - General - Erection of Public Gates and Motor Bypass Grids(PDF, 138KB) 22 February 2018 MARCH 2022
ES 16 Roadside Vegetation Management(PDF, 233KB) 13 June 2019 MARCH 2022
ES 17 Road Signage on Public Land(PDF, 1MB) 22 February 2018 FEBRUARY 2022
ES 18 Waste Collection Service Availability Conditions(PDF, 149KB) 13 December 2018 DECEMBER 2022
ES 19 Water Supply(PDF, 818KB) November 2018 FEBRUARY 2022
ES 20
ES 21 Biosecurity(PDF, 284KB) 14 March 2019 NOVEMBER 2020
ES 22 Remote Signage(PDF, 168KB) 28 February 2019 NOVEMBER 2022
ES 23 Urban and Rural Road Naming(PDF, 167KB) 28 February 2019 DECEMBER 2022
ES 24 Pesticide Use Notification Plan(PDF, 228KB) 28 February 2019 NOVEMBER 2020
ES 25 Sewerage - Building in the Vicinity of Sewers(PDF, 244KB) 22 February 2018 JANUARY 2020
ES 26 Trees on Public Land - Guidelines(PDF, 268KB) 11 February 2021 MARCH 2020
ES 28 Private Works(PDF, 258KB) 4 March 2020 MARCH 2022
ES 29 Contract Management(PDF, 242KB) 24 June 2021 JULY 2023