Governance Rules 2020

Governance Rules 2020

Council at its 26 August 2020 Council Meeting adopted its Governance Rules 2020.

Giving effect to section 60 of the Local Government Act 2020, the purpose of the Governance Rules 2020 is to guide:

  • the conduct of Council meetings
  • the conduct of meetings of delegated committees
  • the form and availability of meeting records
  • the election of the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor
  • the appointment of an Acting Mayor
  • an election period policy
  • the procedures for the disclosure of a conflict of interest by a Councillor or a member of a delegated committee
  • the procedure for the disclosure of a conflict of interest by a Councillor
  • the disclosure of a conflict of interest by a member of Council staff when providing information in respect of a matter
  • any other matters prescribed by the regulations

These Governance Rules provide guidance for Council to:

  • make decisions on any matter being considered by the Council fairly and on the merits
  • institute decision making processes to ensure that any person whose rights will be directly affected by a decision of the Council is entitled to communicate their views and have their interests considered

The Governance Rules 2020(PDF, 653KB) is supported by the Governance Local Law 2, 2020(PDF, 317KB).