The word 'policy' may mean different things to different people. In general, it's a guiding or governing principle.
The City of Marion has defined a policy as: The overall intentions and direction of the organisation.
A 'Governance Policy' is defined using all of the following criteria:
One of the most important roles Council has is to participate in making policy and decisions on behalf of the community. An essential part of policy making is identifying community needs, setting objectives to meet those needs, establishing priorities between competing demands and allocating resources.
The new conduct management framework and integrity provisions, including the Behavioural Management Framework have now commenced. New Local Government (Transitional Provisions) (Conduct) Amendment Regulations 2022 deem the LGA’s Model Behavioural Management Policy (Model Policy) as each council’s Behavioural Management Policy until each council subsequently adopts its own policy.
This framework is a major component of South Australia’s local government reform.
To lodge a complaint under the Behavioural Management Policy please send this in writing to:
Chief Executive Officer
Post: PO Box 21, Oaklands Park South Australia 5046 Australia
Council Delegation and CEO Sub-delegation
In accordance with Section 44(6) of The Local Government Act 1999, the Council may delegate its statutory powers and functions. An instrument of delegation providing for the delegation of powers and functions by the Council is available below.
In accordance with section 44(4)(b) and 101 of the Local Government Act, Council authorises any delegated power of function made to the CEO to be sub-delegated by the CEO unless the Council otherwise advises. The sub-delegations have been included.
Authorisations and sub-delegation under the Road Traffic Act 1961
The Minister for Transport and Infrastructure granted delegations to the Council under the Instrument of General Approval and Delegation (dated 22 August 2013) (General Approval). The General Approval permits the Council to:
An instrument of sub-delegation and General Approval providing authorisations to employees is detailed below.