Tamworth Regional Council General Policy Register
Tamworth Regional Council’s General Policy Register contains policies that are statements of principles and/or values that mandate or constrain the performance of activities used in achieving this Council’s goals. The policies are general in nature, have broad application and help to ensure compliance with: applicable laws and regulations; contract requirements; and delegation of authority by the Council and General Manager.
Tamworth Regional Council Code of Conduct
The Local Government Act 1993 requires every Council to adopt a Code of Conduct that incorporates the provisions of the Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW (“the Model Code of Conduct”) developed by the Department of Local Government.
Under section 440 of the Local Government Act 1993 Tamworth Regional Council must adopt a Code of Conduct that incorporates the provisions of the Model Code of Conduct and may include provisions that supplement the Model Code providing any supplementary provisions are consistent with the Model Code of Conduct.
For the purpose of compliance with Section 440 of the Local Government Act 1993, the Tamworth Regional Council Code of Conduct incorporates and comprises all parts and provisions of the revised Model Code of Conduct, which came into effect from 20 June 2008, and contains no supplementary provisions. Council has also published Procedures for the Administration of the Code of Conduct.
The Tamworth Regional Council Code of Conduct comprises three Parts: Context, Standards of Conduct and Procedures.
Part 1 Context, establishes the purpose and principles that are used to interpret the standards in the Code. This Part does not constitute separate enforceable standards of conduct.
Part 2 Standards of Conduct, sets out the conduct obligations required of Council officials. These are the enforceable standards of conduct.
Part 3 Procedures, contains the complaint handling procedures, complaint assessment criteria and the operating guidelines for the conduct review committee/reviewer. This Part should be used to guide the management of complaints about breaches of the Code.