Policies provide the Council and staff with the ability and direction to make decisions that are considered to be consistent and unbiased. A policy can also provide detail on the manner in which the City undertakes, or requires others to undertake, certain
works or activities.
All the Council’s policies relevant to good governance at the City of Kalamunda.
In this context, the term ‘Governance’ includes policies relating to the business of the Council; and elements relevant to fulfilling the City’s statutory responsibilities under a range of State and Commonwealth Acts of Parliament.
Under the Local Government Act 1995, the general function of a local government is to provide for the good government of the persons in its district (Section 3.1(1)).
Policies form part of the Governance and Policy Framework. Section 2.7 (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1995 states that the Council is to ‘determine the local government’s
The City has established the following, with respect to policy and direction:
Policies are generally reviewed every four (4) years, although in some instances this may be more frequent.
Should you find a policy where you need clarification, please don’t hesitate to contact the City at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the purposes of the policies area of the website the following definitions apply:
New policies will only be developed under the following circumstances:
In developing new policies, the following will be taken into consideration:
Each Council Policy will be adopted by Council as part of Council business.
All policies will be reviewed every four years, or more frequently if required or requested. After review by the CEO, Council will be required to formally adopt reviewed Council Policies prior to them coming into effect.
City of Kalamunda policies and procedures include:
Council & Committees
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.