Governance encompasses the processes for making and implementing decisions that define the community’s expectations, grant power to officers and verify performance. Governance is not an isolated concept; rather, it is enduring and is a combination of the processes and procedures described in this Governance Framework, alongside embracing good governance culture and endeavouring to achieve good governance.
The Governance framework provides information about Council, Councillors and our administration, the existing relationships and how they work together to achieve good governance. The Audit Office NSW’s Governance Lighthouse provides a guide to implementing successful governance. Council uses this guide as a framework to promote public confidence. The framework is set across 8 principles and 17 components.