Code of Conduct for Council

Councillors have two distinct roles under the Local Government Act 1993: as a member of the governing body of the council; and as an elected person. Councillors, as members of the governing body, should work as part of a team to make decisions and policies that guide the activities of the council. The role as an elected person requires Councillors to represent the interests of the community and provide leadership. The Model Code sets the standard of conduct that is expected when council officials exercise these roles.

Councillors, administrators, members of staff of council, independent conduct reviewers, members of council committees including the conduct review committee and delegates of the council must comply with the applicable provisions of council's code of conduct in carrying out their functions as council officials. It is the personal responsibility of council officials to comply with the standards in the code and regularly review their personal circumstances with this in mind. Council contractors and volunteers will also be required to observe the relevant provisions of council’s code of conduct. Failure by a Councillor to comply with the standards of conduct, of council’s code of conduct constitutes misbehaviour. The Local Government Act 1993 provides for suspension of Councillors from civic office for up to six months for proven misbehaviour. 


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Council Policies

Council's current adopted policies can be viewed below.

Pre-Merger Murrumbidgee Shire Council Policies & Plans

Council's policies and plans are available on this page. You can also drop into Council and view them at the reception counter during Council's business hours.

Pre-Merger Jerilderie Shire Council Policies

The following policies indicate the way in which the Jerilderie Shire Council, can be expected to act or react in specific circumstances. It is intended that the written communication explains to all interested stakeholders how a particular issue will be addressed.