Selected policies

We selected the following policies to review as we identified that they were fundamental to councils delivering good governance:

  • Councillor Code of Conduct
  • Council Expense Policy
  • Gift Policy
  • Audit and Risk Committee Charter
  • Complaints Policy
  • Procurement Policy
  • Community Engagement Policy
  • Public Transparency Policy
  • CEO Employment and Remuneration Policy
  • Governance Rules.

We also asked councils to provide evidence that Councillor inductions were completed, as required, following the 2020 council elections.

In addition, we requested councils provide us with any existing policies that covered or included councillor relationships with:

  • council staff
  • other councillors
  • external third parties.