Under the Local Government Act 2020, the Council is required to develop and follow a set of Governance Rules. The Governance Rules must provide for a Council to:
- consider and make decisions on any matter being considered by the Council fairly and on the merits; and
- institute decision making processes to ensure that any person whose rights will be directly affected by a decision of the Council is entitled to communicate their
views and have their interests considered.
The Governance Rules determine the conduct of meetings, the establishment of various Council committees, the process for public submissions, and how conflicts of interest are to be managed. The Governance Rules also cover joint meetings of Councils and the Election Period Policy.