Council Policies

The purpose of policy documents is to enable the effective and efficient management of Council resources, and to assist staff and Council to achieve an equitable decision making process.

Written policies also enable the community to be aware of the reasoning behind administrative and Council decisions; and to be familiar with the philosophy behind individual decisions.

This section contains all policies currently adopted by Council.  Council's Policy Manual is currently under review, as policies are developed and reviewed they will appear under the "new policy format. The "existing policy format" are still current policies that haven't been reviewed and transitioned to the new policy format.


Code of Conduct

VGO Group Rating Guidance [view]

0.1 Code of Conduct - Elected Members & Candidates [view]

0.2 Code of Conduct - Employees & Contractors [view]

0.3 Complaints Policy (Alleged Breach) [viewComplaint Form (Alleged Breach)


1.3 Elected Members Professional Development & Training Policy [view]

1.16 Risk Management Policy [view]

1.19 Attendance at Events Policy [view]

1.20 Adopted Standard for CEO recruitment, performance and termination [view]

1.21 Appointment of Acting CEO [view]


2.2 Concession of Commercial & Farming Properties Occupied by Pensioners Policy [view]

2.3 Financial Hardship & Debt Recovery Policy [view]

2.4 Purchasing Policy [view]

2.5 Corporate Credit Card Policy [view]

2.8 Asset Revaluation Policy [view]

2.14 Superannuation Matching Policy [view]


3.1 Recruitment & Selection Policy [view]

3.2 Induction Policy [view]

3.3 Workplace Behaviours Policy [view]

3.4 Professional Development & Training Policy [view]

3.5 Fitness for Work (Impairment, drugs & alcohol) Policy [view]

3.6 Smoking in the Workplace Policy [view]


4.0 Records Management Policy [view]

Community & Economic

        8.0 Child Safe Awareness Policy [view]

Work Health & Safety

10.0 Work Health & Safety Policy [view]


Governance Policies

1.1 Payments to Employees in Excess of Entitlements on Resignation or Termination. [view]

1.3.2 Regional Price Preference Policy. (Updated June 2016) [view]

1.5 Meetings – Scheduled Dates. [view]

1.6 Standing Committees – Terms of Reference. [view]

1.7 Gift for Retiring Councillors. [view]

1.8 Media. [view]

1.9 Conferences Meetings Seminars – Elected Members. [view]

1.10 Australia Day Awards. [view]

1.13 CEO Performance and Salary Review. [view]

1.14 Conferences – CEO & Finance Manager. [view]

1.15 Legal Representation for Council Members and Employees. [view]

1.16 Legal Proceedings and Prosecutions. [view]

1.17 Habitual or Vexatious Complainants Policy. [view]

1.18 New Business Incentives. [view]

1.19 Fees and Charges for Community Facilities & Active Reserves. [view]

1.20 Hall Hire Policy. [view]

1.21 Goomalling Primary School and P&C and Sacred Heart Catholic School and P&F. [view]

1.22 Undeveloped Road Reserves. [view]

1.23 Weather Related Road Closures. [view]

1.24 Restricted Access Vehicles. [view]

1.25 Donation/Scholarships for Primary and Secondary Students. [view]

Statutory Policies

2.11 Complaints Handling. [view]

Statutory Planning Policies

3.1 Relocated Second Hand Buildings. [view]

Management Procedures

4.1 Administration Building and Council Chambers. [view]

4.2 Citizenship Ceremonies. [view]

4.3 Administration Centre Flag Pole. [view]

4.4 Budget Preparation. [view]

4.5 Hire of Memorial Hall and Sports Pavilion Equipment. [view]

4.6 Drummuster Inspectors. [view]

4.7 Gravel Pit Rehabilitation. [view]

4.8 Corporate Uniform. [view]

4.9 Annual Leave. [view]

4.10 Staff Housing and Housing Subsidy. [view]

4.12 Use of Council Vehicles. [view]

4.13 Investment. (Updated February 2016) [view]

4.14 Telephone Charges - Residences. [view]

4.15 Council Purchase Orders. [view]

4.16 Contiguous Rating – Shire Boundary Properties. [view]

4.17 Bank Signatories. [view]

4.18 Rates Exemption. [view]

4.19 Common Seal. [view]

4.21 Hall Hire. [view]

4.22 Asset Management. [view]

4.23 Goomalling Caravan Park Permanent Residents. [view]

4.24 Hiring of Equipment. [view]

4.25 Private Property Access and Crossovers. [view]

4.26 Road Reserve Weed Control. [view]

4.27 Use of Council Equipment and Machinery for Bushfire Control. [view]

4.28 Staff Performance and Salary Reviews. [view]

4.29 Employee Study Leave. [view]

4.30 Conferences - Staff. [view]

4.31 Social Media. [view]

4.32 Staff Send-Offs. [view]

4.33 Harvesting over Christmas/New Year Period. [view]

4.34 Councillor’s iPad Use. [view]

4.36 Grant Management. [view]

4.37 Gravel Royalty. [view]

4.39 Disability Participation. [view]

4.40 Formal Discipline and Dismissal. [view]

4.41 Reasonable Adjustments for People with Disability. [view]

4.43 Equal Employment Opportunity. [view]

4.46 Performance Management. [view]