Policies on Exhibition

Draft Code of Meeting Practice - submissions close 20 June 2019

Amendments made to the Local Government Act 1993 (LGA) in August 2016 by the Local Government Amendment (Governance and Planning) Act 2016 provide for a model code of meeting practice (Model Meeting Code) to be prescribed by the Regulation.

Following an extensive consultation process by the Office of Local Government, a Model Meeting Code was prescribed under the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (the Regulation) on 14 December 2018.

NSW councils must adopt a new Code of Meeting Practice within six months of the prescription of the new Model Code i.e. by 14 June 2019.

At its meeting on 29 April 2019, Council resolved to adopt the Model Meeting Code, with the deletion of clause 3.1 Ordinary Meetings of Council (under Timing of Ordinary Council Meetings).

The Draft Code can be viewed:

  • in the Document Library
  • at Council’s Customer Service Centre, 200 Miller Street, North Sydney, from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
  • at 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

Draft Code of Meeting Practice - submissions close 20 June 2019

Amendments made to the Local Government Act 1993 (LGA) in August 2016 by the Local Government Amendment (Governance and Planning) Act 2016 provide for a model code of meeting practice (Model Meeting Code) to be prescribed by the Regulation.

Following an extensive consultation process by the Office of Local Government, a Model Meeting Code was prescribed under the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (the Regulation) on 14 December 2018.

NSW councils must adopt a new Code of Meeting Practice within six months of the prescription of the new Model Code i.e. by 14 June 2019.

At its meeting on 29 April 2019, Council resolved to adopt the Model Meeting Code, with the deletion of clause 3.1 Ordinary Meetings of Council (under Timing of Ordinary Council Meetings).

The Draft Code can be viewed:

  • in the Document Library
  • at Council’s Customer Service Centre, 200 Miller Street, North Sydney, from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
  • at 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

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Amended Enterprise Risk Management Policy - Submission Form

    Prior to making a submission please ensure you have reviewed the 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 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.

    Complete Form
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Amended Complaints Handling Policy - Submission Form

    Prior to making a submission please ensure you have reviewed the 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 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.

    Complete Form
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Amended Code of Meeting Principles and Practice - Submission Form

    Prior to making a submission please ensure you have reviewed the 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 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.

    Complete Form
  • 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.

    Complete Form
  • 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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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Amended Policy - Submission Form

    Thank you for making a submission regarding an amended/draft policy on exhibition.

    Privacy Statement: 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

    Thank you for making a submission regarding an amended/draft policy on exhibition.

    Privacy Statement: 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.


    Complete Form