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Council Governance

'Governance' is the way by which an organisation is held accountable.  In Local Government terms, governance encompasses the accountability of the elected Council, Council Members and staff to the community.  This incorporates, for example, the way in which a Council is elected, and the way in which it reports to the community.

Good governance in local government requires Councils to work towards:

    • participation
    • consensus
    • accountability
    • transparency
    • responsiveness
    • efficiency
    • equitability
    • legal compliance 

Good governance is critical to forming and maintaining both internal and external relationships that are positive for all parties.

Further information on Council's Governance can be gained from the links below:

Council Policies & By-Laws
Strategies & Plans
Freedom of Information

Services Guide