Council policy deadline passes

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Victorian councils should now have completed or updated a number of key policies, in accordance with the Local Government Act 2020(opens in a new window).

The Act required councils to produce a number of policies and councils were given time to allow for the transition to the new act.

However, councils should now have finalised a number of policies. The Act required that the following policies were finalised by 31 December 2021:

  • CEO employment and remuneration Policy
  • Workforce Plan
  • Recruitment Policy
  • Staff Code of Conduct
  • Complaints Policy
  • Procurement Policy

Meanwhile, Victorian councils should have published their Annual Reports on 30 November.

In addition, the following documents should have been completed by 31 October 2021:

  • Financial Plan
  • Council Plan
  • Community Vision.

More information is available on the Local Government Victoria website(opens in a new window).