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Policies and Procedures

The documents listed alphabetically below provide access to the currently adopted policies and procedures of the Bega Valley Shire Council.

Policies express Council's position on a particular issue or subject. They record the 'why' and' what' of Council decision making. When created, amended or reviewed, policies must be placed on public exhibition and then adopted in a meeting of Council.  Policies and procedures must comply with Council's legal obligation and relevant community standards.


Access to InformationAccess to InformationAccess to InformationAccess to information Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Arts and Culture Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols

  • Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) Strategic Plan
  • Public art

Asbestos Management Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Asset Management Policy


Behaviour of councillors and staff Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Biosecurity and Weed Management Policy


Business Incentives Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Cemeteris and Memorials Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Climate Change Policy


Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Policy


Communications Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols

Council's communications procedures are currently under review


Community grants program Policy


Community learning and education Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Community engagement Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Community wellbeing Policy


Companion Animal Management Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Cultural diversity Policy


Customer service Policy


Dedication of public land Policy


Development Administration Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Digital Economy Policy


Drinking water quality Policy


Drinking water supply Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Enforcement and compliance Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Environment Management Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols

  • Local Development Code 2 - tree management
  • Tree assessment
  • Environment Levy

Environmental and Public Health Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Environmental sustainability for Council operations Policy


Families and Children Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Film and video Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Financial Management Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Fraud and corruption prevention Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Governance policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Heritage works of a minor nature Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Inclusive communities Policy


Investments Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Land under council jurisdiction Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols

  • Road Naming
  • Use of Public Land (local approval policy)

Leisure and Recreation Policy


Live, Work, Invest Policy


On-site Sewage Management Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols

  • Approvals to operate and reinspection program
  • OSM interpretations
  • Restricted development in unsewered villages

Planning agreements Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Pesticide use Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Procurement of assets and services Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Public regulation Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Records Management Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Risk Management Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Public Private Partnership Policy


Public Reserve Management Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Related party disclosures Policy


Soil and water management Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Traditional industries Policy


Transport services Policy

Procedures, guidelines, and protocols

  • Advice to residents road works/conditions 
  • Construction of vehicle crossings (driveways)
  • Fencing, public gates, stock grids
  • Guardrails
  • National Heavy Vehicles
  • Private works on verges and road reserves
  • Roadside grazing
  • Shared paths
  • Signage
  • Streetscapes
  • Street lighting

Tourism Policy


Use of Council Seal Policy


Volunteering Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols

  • Volunteer management

Waste Services Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Water and Sewerage Services Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


Work Health and Safety Policy

Adopted procedures, guidelines, and protocols


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