Policies on Exhibition

Policies on exhibition - feedback closes 31 October 2018

Council at its meeting of 24 September 2018 resolved the place the following policy on exhibition for public comment:

  • Amended Telecommunications and Electrical Network Infrastructure Policy
  • Amended Procurement Policy

All amendments are indicated in italics for new and strike-through for deletion.

Background

The purpose proposed amendments to Council’s Telecommunications and Electrical Network Infrastructure Policy is to enable Council to:

  • effectively manage the installation of any new telecommunication facilities proposed by a carrier or third party over land or infrastructure owned or under the care and management of Council, including private structures located within public space controlled by Council.
  • embrace new emerging technologies, while at the same time also establishing a robust framework around the management of the roll out of “Low Impact Telecommunication Facilities” (LIFs) to address community and Council concerns.
  • establish clear parameters around the requirement to enter into commercial and or non-commercial agreements with Council that may arise as a result of the installation of telecommunication facilities in the North Sydney Council LGA.

The proposed amendments to Council’s Procurement Policy are in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993, and in summary are:

  • Addition of quotation thresholds and processes for Council and Government schedule of rates contracts.
  • Implementing a new sign off process to ensure a person requesting an exemption to the procurement process (e.g. in the event of an emergency) cannot also be the sign off authority.
  • Delegation of the acceptance of tenders up to $1 million to the General Manager for projects where funding has already been authorised by Council and the project is within the adopted Delivery Program.

The policies can be viewed at:

  • the Document Library (on right hand side)
  • Council’s Customer Service Centre, 200 Miller Street, North Sydney, from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Stanton Library, 234 Miller Street, North Sydney, from 9am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 6pm on Friday and from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Submissions

Use the submission form (see below) or alternatively, send submissions to:
Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au
Mail - General Manager
North Sydney Council
PO Box 12
NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059


Recently Advertised Policies Status

The following policies were recently exhibited and as no submissions were received the policies are considered adopted:

  • Amended Asset Accounting and Capitalisation Policy
  • Amended Complaints Handling Policy
  • Amended Councillor Access to Information and Interaction with Staff Policy
  • Amended Donations Policy
  • Amended Filming in Council Area Policy
  • Amended Financial Management Policy
  • Code of Conduct - North Sydney Local Planning Panel
  • Draft Debt Recovery Policy

The following policies were recently exhibited and as submissions were received the policies will be referred back to Council in due course, with a summary of the submissions received:

  • Amended Catering Provision Policy
  • Model Code of Meeting Practice

Policies on exhibition - feedback closes 31 October 2018

Council at its meeting of 24 September 2018 resolved the place the following policy on exhibition for public comment:

  • Amended Telecommunications and Electrical Network Infrastructure Policy
  • Amended Procurement Policy

All amendments are indicated in italics for new and strike-through for deletion.

Background

The purpose proposed amendments to Council’s Telecommunications and Electrical Network Infrastructure Policy is to enable Council to:

  • effectively manage the installation of any new telecommunication facilities proposed by a carrier or third party over land or infrastructure owned or under the care and management of Council, including private structures located within public space controlled by Council.
  • embrace new emerging technologies, while at the same time also establishing a robust framework around the management of the roll out of “Low Impact Telecommunication Facilities” (LIFs) to address community and Council concerns.
  • establish clear parameters around the requirement to enter into commercial and or non-commercial agreements with Council that may arise as a result of the installation of telecommunication facilities in the North Sydney Council LGA.

The proposed amendments to Council’s Procurement Policy are in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993, and in summary are:

  • Addition of quotation thresholds and processes for Council and Government schedule of rates contracts.
  • Implementing a new sign off process to ensure a person requesting an exemption to the procurement process (e.g. in the event of an emergency) cannot also be the sign off authority.
  • Delegation of the acceptance of tenders up to $1 million to the General Manager for projects where funding has already been authorised by Council and the project is within the adopted Delivery Program.

The policies can be viewed at:

  • the Document Library (on right hand side)
  • Council’s Customer Service Centre, 200 Miller Street, North Sydney, from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Stanton Library, 234 Miller Street, North Sydney, from 9am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 6pm on Friday and from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Submissions

Use the submission form (see below) or alternatively, send submissions to:
Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au
Mail - General Manager
North Sydney Council
PO Box 12
NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059


Recently Advertised Policies Status

The following policies were recently exhibited and as no submissions were received the policies are considered adopted:

  • Amended Asset Accounting and Capitalisation Policy
  • Amended Complaints Handling Policy
  • Amended Councillor Access to Information and Interaction with Staff Policy
  • Amended Donations Policy
  • Amended Filming in Council Area Policy
  • Amended Financial Management Policy
  • Code of Conduct - North Sydney Local Planning Panel
  • Draft Debt Recovery Policy

The following policies were recently exhibited and as submissions were received the policies will be referred back to Council in due course, with a summary of the submissions received:

  • Amended Catering Provision Policy
  • Model Code of Meeting Practice
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Draft Model Code of Meeting Practice - Submission Form

    Prior to making a submission please ensure you have reviewed the amended/draft policy in the document library.

    Reminder: Any personal data captured in this submission will be stored by Council in accordance with its Privacy Statement, Privacy Management Plan, Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 and the Privacy and Personal Information and Protection Act 1998. Personal information captured will be used only for participation in this project and will not be disclosed to any third party without your written consent.

    Details of individual submissions may be made public in accordance with Part 3, Division 1, Clause 18(g) of the Government Information

    Prior to making a submission please ensure you have reviewed the amended/draft policy in the document library.

    Reminder: Any personal data captured in this submission will be stored by Council in accordance with its Privacy Statement, Privacy Management Plan, Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 and the Privacy and Personal Information and Protection Act 1998. Personal information captured will be used only for participation in this project and will not be disclosed to any third party without your written consent.

    Details of individual submissions may be made public in accordance with Part 3, Division 1, Clause 18(g) of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. Personal information will only be made available by application in accordance with Part 2, Division 2 - Public interest considerations - of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Amended/Draft Policies - closed 24 August 2018

    Feedback closed 24 August 2018. 

    Amended/Draft Policies can be viewed in the document library.

    Council at its meeting of 25 June 2018 resolved the place the following policies on exhibition for public comment:

    • Amended Asset Accounting and Capitalisation Policy
    • Amended Catering Provision Policy
    • Amended Complaints Handling Policy
    • Amended Councillor Access to Information and Interaction with Staff Policy
    • Amended Donations Policy
    • Amended Filming in Council Area Policy
    • Amended Financial Management Policy
    • Code of Conduct - North Sydney Local Planning Panel
    • Draft Debt Recovery Policy

    All amendments are indicated in italics for new and strikethrough for deletion.

    Background

    Feedback closed 24 August 2018. 

    Amended/Draft Policies can be viewed in the document library.

    Council at its meeting of 25 June 2018 resolved the place the following policies on exhibition for public comment:

    • Amended Asset Accounting and Capitalisation Policy
    • Amended Catering Provision Policy
    • Amended Complaints Handling Policy
    • Amended Councillor Access to Information and Interaction with Staff Policy
    • Amended Donations Policy
    • Amended Filming in Council Area Policy
    • Amended Financial Management Policy
    • Code of Conduct - North Sydney Local Planning Panel
    • Draft Debt Recovery Policy

    All amendments are indicated in italics for new and strikethrough for deletion.

    Background

    • Council's Policy Manual, in its entirety, was reviewed following the commencement of the new term of Council.
    • The Asset Accounting and Capitalisation Policy requires amendment to terminology, internal processes and supporting documentation references.
    • The Catering Provision Policy requires amendment to in response to the Council resolution of 9 October 2017 (Min. No. 323) and discussion at the Governance Committee meeting held 9 April 2018. The proposed amendments do not impact the public i.e. no change to current service levels.
    • The Complaints Handling Policy requires amendment in response to recommendations from the Internal Auditor, following a review of Council’s complaints handling processes and procedures. The proposed amendments do not impact the public i.e. no change to current service levels.
    • Procedural amendments are proposed to the Councillor Access to Information and Interaction with Staff Policy that do not impact the public i.e. no change to current service levels.
    • The proposed amendments in the Donations Policy reflect the Stanton Library receiving deductible gift recipient (DGR) status, which in turn requires minor procedural amendments.
    • Within the Amended Filming in Council Area Policy, reference to use of drones has been added and the Police related procedures have been updated. All amendments are indicated in italics for new and strikethrough for deletion.
    • Minor amendments are proposed to the Financial Management Policy that do not impact the public i.e. no change to current service levels.
    • The Code of Conduct - North Sydney Local Planning Panel is mandated by the State Government. On 1 March 2018 the North Sydney Local Planning Panel (NSLPP) replaced the North Sydney Independent Planning Panel (NSIPP)(External link).
    • The Draft Debt Recovery Policy outlines Council's guidelines regarding recovery and management of overdue Rates and Domestic Waste Management Charges and other non-rates debts.

    For further information, contact Council’s Manager Integrated Planning and Special Projects on 9936 8100.

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