A-Z Council policies

All Council Policies are currently under review. Policies and will be made available for download once they are adopted by Council. For more information on any of these Policies, or if you would like a copy of any of the existing Policies, please contact Council’s Governance & Risk Branch on (02) 6801 4000.

Access to Councillor Email Messages (pdf 125.8KB)
The purpose of this policy is to define the processes with regard to a Councillor's email messages.
Anti Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy (pdf 177.4KB)
Council's Policy on Anti Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity
Asbestos Dubbo Regional Council (pdf 780.1KB)
The policy provides information for council workers, the local community and wider public. Part 1 of the policy includes the sections that are likely to be of most interest to the local community and wider public. Part 2 is information that applies to workers associated with council including employees, contractors, consultants, and volunteers (as defined by the NSW Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011).
Asset Management (pdf 118.3KB)
Council's Asset Management Policy adopted at the Ordinary Meeting of Council held 28 August 2017.
Code of Conduct (pdf 555.8KB)
Code of Conduct policy for Dubbo Regional Council.
Code of Meeting Practice (pdf 231.4KB)
Council's Code of Meeting Practice sets the rules and regulations for the conduct of Council meetings.
Community Engagement and Communication (pdf 150.8KB)
Council's Policy on Community Engagement and Communication adopted at Council's Ordinary Meeting of Council held 28 August 2017.
Community Support Based Procurement (pdf 105.9KB)
This policy aims to support local businesses the local economy and support community groups by offering a 2% price comparison advantage to eligible local businesses when Council is procuring goods or services.
Complaints Management Policy (pdf 133KB)
This policy outlines Council's approach for responding to complaints in a timely; consistent and structured manner and seeks to develop a positive attitude toward complaints that allows for Council to reflect upon customer feedback and enhance service delivery where potential for improvements are identified.
Contaminated Land Policy (pdf 585KB)
The Policy will apply to all land with respect to the investigation and remediation of land contamination in relation to making planning decisions, keeping and providing relevant information and the monitoring of remediation.
Corporate Financial and In-kind Assistance Policy (pdf 400.4KB)
Dubbo Regional Council's Corporate Financial and In-kind Assistance Policy
Corporate Image Policy (pdf 334.4KB)
Dubbo Regional Council's Corporate Image Policy commencing July 2017.
Dealing with Development Applications for Councillors and Employees (pdf 142.4KB)
This policy is to provide a transparent protocol for the determination of development applications lodged by Councillors, Council employees or family members thereof.
Debt Recovery and Financial Hardship Policy (pdf 351.8KB)
Councils policy on debt recovery and financial hardship.
Deferred Payment of Developer Contributions for Residential Subdivsion in Dubbo (pdf 229.6KB)
Dubbo Regional Council's Deferred Payment Contributions for Residential Subdivision in Dubbo commencing 6 October 2016
Defined Asset Management Policy (DAMP) (pdf 966.8KB)
Councils Defined Asset Management Policy (DAMP) adopted at the Ordinary Meeting of Council held 28 August 2017.
Enterprise Risk Management (pdf 128.9KB)
This policy will ensure that the management of risk is seen as good business sense and provide a way to confidently know which risks to take fro the benefit of a greater opportunity, which risks to avoid in order to prevent significant impact on the organization and managing the outcomes for success in order to achieve the organization's key objectives.
Fleet Policy 2017-2018 (pdf 180.6KB)
To provide sound management of the plant, vehicle and equipment resources of Council, meet statutory requirements, provide fleet management services and technical advice to the organisation as required, in a timely and cost effective manner.
Flooding in Geurie (pdf 585.2KB)
Flooding of land is a natural event. this policy provides specific requirements for development on land classified by Council as flood prone land. This policy provides information to residents and prospective developers where properties are likely to be impacted by flood waters and steps that can be undertaken to mitigate the risk of flooding.
Food Act Compliance and Enforcement Policy (pdf 150.1KB)
This policy provides transparency to consumers and industry on how the council will promote compliance and make decisions on enforcement action.
Greywater Recycled Water Reuse Policy (pdf 194KB)
This Policy is to integrate the regulatory requirements for greywater and recycled water management.
Ground Allocations (pdf 89.5KB)
This policy aims to minimise the risk of potential litigation of Council; enable the greatest number of user groups to get the maximum use of fields and enable user groups wherever reasonable and possible, time to complete their seasonal training and competition.
Incomplete and Inadequate Development Application Management (pdf 130.5KB)
This policy aims to facilitate the efficient assessment of all applications for development under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, by communicating how Council will manage applications.
Injured Companion Animals not in Council's Care/Impound (pdf 107.8KB)
This policy will detail the circumstances where Council will respond to incidents of injured, stray companion animals and provide veterinary treatment at Council's cost to prevent unnecessary pain and suffering to the animal.
Internal Ombudsman Policy (pdf 164.5KB)
This policy is to be considered as an addition to Council's Complaints Management Policy and serves to outline the purpose and responsibilities of the Internal Ombudsman.
Investment Policy March 2019 (pdf 273.3KB)
This is Dubbo Regional Council's Investment Policy adopted March 2019
Investment Strategy March 2019 (pdf 259.4KB)
Dubbo Regional Council Investment Strategy March 2019
Keeping of Birds and Erection of Bird Enclosures and Pigeon Lofts Policy (pdf 147.7KB)
The purpose of this policy is to provide general guidelines for the keeping of birds and clear criteria for the assessment of any applications for the erection of bird enclosures or pigeon lofts that do not require development consent from Council.
Legionella Management Policy (pdf 325.5KB)
The purpose of this policy is to minimize the risk of transmissions of Legionellosis (Legionnaires Disease) from the built environment to susceptible hosts.
Management of Feral/Infant Companion Animals Policy (pdf 118.6KB)
To manage the high numbers of feral and infant companion animals that come into the care of Council in a timely manner by permitting euthanasia where there are no alternative options.
Media Protocols Policy (pdf 348.6KB)
Dubbo Regional Council's Media Protocols Policy commencing July 2017
Payment and Provision of Expenses for the Mayor and Councillors (pdf 636.4KB)
This policy enables the reasonable and appropriate reimbursement of expenses and provision of facilities to councillors to help them undertake their civic duties.
Petitions Policy (pdf 149.1KB)
Council policy on how to lodge petitions.
Prevention of Workplace Bullying Policy and Procedure (pdf 173.2KB)
Council's Policy and Procedure on the Prevention of Workplace Bullying
Privacy Management Plan Policy (pdf 533.9KB)
Council's Privacy Management Plan
Procedures for the Administration of the Dubbo Regional Council Code of Conduct (pdf 428.2KB)
Procedures for the Administration of the Dubbo Regional Council Code of Conduct
Provision of Information to and Interaction between Councillors and Staff (pdf 256.8KB)
This policy help Councillors and staff to understand fully their respective roles and how they should operate, in order to perform their job effectively.
Public Interest Disclosures and Internal Reporting Policy (pdf 765.4KB)
The purpose of this policy is to establish an internal reporting system for staff and councillors to report wrongdoing without fear of reprisal.
Related Party Disclosures (pdf 273.2KB)
This policy is to define the parameters for Related Party Transactions and the level of disclosure and reporting required for Council to achieve compliance with the Australian Accounting Standard AASB 124 - Related Party Disclosures.
Unreasonable Complainant Conduct Policy (pdf 319.6KB)
This policy clarifies Dubbo Regional Council's position regarding the management of Unreasonable Complainant Conduct and seeks to ensure that Council applies a fair and consistent approach supported with resources and guidance and with the full support and endorsement of Council and the Chief Executive Officer.
Use of Council Seal (pdf 416.8KB)
This policy sets out the situations in which the Common Seal of the Council is required, and how the seal is to be used.
Water Connection Backflow Prevention and Pricing Policy (pdf 945.6KB)
This Policy deals with water connections from Council's water reticulation network supplying drinking water onto the property of Council's water supply customer and technical and administration and pricing matters associated with these connections.
Wet Weather (pdf 96KB)
This policy aims to safeguard the health and welfare of players; minimise the risk of potential litigation of Council; avoid unnecessary, excessive and costly damage to sporting fields; enable the greatest number of user groups to get the maximum use of fields in fair condition; enable user groups wherever reasonable and possible, time to complete their seasonal competition, but no to the detriment of field quality, assist Council to continue providing good quality sporting fields and avoid the situation where Council is confronted by a long rehabilitation process to restore field condition.

Last Edited: 19 Jun 2019

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