A policy is a statement of the Council’s position on a matter or issue. The Council uses two types of policy to guide its interaction with citizens:

  • Policy framework – overarching statement of the Council’s position on a matter (e.g. sustainability).  They influence how and what Council activities are delivered, and often link with other Council policies and strategies. 
  • Operational policy (or tactical policy) – provides specific direction about the Council’s position and approach to a particular issue or circumstance (e.g. Dog Control Policy). 

The Council also has internal policies that deal with the management and operation of the organisation (e.g. human resources policy). 

Get involved

Community input is a key part of many of our policy development and review processes. Your skills and experience can be included in the future of our city. To see which policies are currently being reviewed go to the Have Your Say(external link) page.