Policies

Councillor Expense Entitlement & Support Policy(PDF, 130KB)

Council is required under S75B of the Local Government Act 1989 to adopt and maintain a policy in relation to the reimbursement of expenses for Councillors and members of Council Committees

Procurement Policy(PDF, 226KB)

Council is required under S186A of the Local Government Act 1989 to prepare and approve a Procurement Policy. The aim of the document is to set out the key policies and principles forming the framework for procurement at the Northern Grampians Shire Council, to ensure that purchases:

  • are undertaken in a consistent and robust manner
  • are consistent with Council objectives
  • comply with all relevant legislation; and
  • meet expected standards of probity and transparency

Election Period Policy(PDF, 337KB)

It is a statutory requirement that Councils have an Election Period Policy. This policy provides a framework for Councillors and staff and outlines expected behaviours for the conduct of  council business during the lead up to the general election for 2016. The policy demonstrates the Council's commitment to probity in its elections, allows for it to address matters that may not be explicitly captured in the Local Government Act 1989 (the Act) and, when followed, will mitigate the likelihood of any breaches of the Act.

Rates Debt Collection Policy(PDF, 124KB)

The purpose of this policy is to provide a framework for the efficient and effective collection of outstanding rates and charges debts whilst treating all people respectfully, fairly and consistently, and to fulfil statutory requirements in relation to the collection of rates and charges. 

Community Loans Policy(PDF, 340KB)

This policy provides a framework by which community organisations may apply to Council to borrow money for specific programs and development opportunities as set out within the parameters of the policy. 

Fraud Prevention Policy(PDF, 90KB)

This policy is linked to the Council's Fraud Control Plan(PDF, 136KB) and its purpose is to demonstrate Council's commitment to the prevention, detection and investigation of any fraudulent activity.  It provides a framework for both the responsible and effective protection of public money and assets and protection of the integrity, security and reputation of the Council, its management and employees and the services it provides to the community. 

Grants Policy(PDF, 94KB)

This policy provides for a consistent approach to administering grants. Each specific program also provides for particular administrative arrangements relating to that program detailed in the specific policy and guideline documents as identified in the related documents listed in this policy (refer 'related documents').

In addition to the programs listed within this policy, Council may also provide for specific contributions within its annual budget.