Councillor and Staff Interaction Policy

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You are invited to review and provide your feedback on the draft Councillor and Staff Interaction Policy. The Policy provides a framework for councillors when exercising their civic functions by specifically addressing their ability to interact with, and receive advice from, authorised staff.


What updates are proposed?

  • Council has an existing policy.
  • This is a new draft policy based on the Model Policy issued by the Office of Local Government..


What is the objective of the policy?

The objective of the Policy is to facilitate a positive working relationship between councillors, as the community’s elected representatives, and staff, who are employed to administer the operations of the Council. The Policy provides direction on interactions between councillors and staff to assist both parties in carrying out their day-to-day duties professionally, ethically and respectfully.

It is important to have an effective working relationship that recognises the important but differing contribution both parties bring to their complementary roles.


Have your say

You are invited to let us know your thoughts on the draft Policy before 4pm Tuesday 16 August.

Online using the form below
Post addressed to the General Manager, Tweed Shire Council, PO Box 816, Murwillumbah NSW 2484

It should be noted that in accordance with Council policy and the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 – ‘GIPAA,’ confidential information contained within submissions may be released upon a request being made by a third party.

You are invited to review and provide your feedback on the draft Councillor and Staff Interaction Policy. The Policy provides a framework for councillors when exercising their civic functions by specifically addressing their ability to interact with, and receive advice from, authorised staff.


What updates are proposed?

  • Council has an existing policy.
  • This is a new draft policy based on the Model Policy issued by the Office of Local Government..


What is the objective of the policy?

The objective of the Policy is to facilitate a positive working relationship between councillors, as the community’s elected representatives, and staff, who are employed to administer the operations of the Council. The Policy provides direction on interactions between councillors and staff to assist both parties in carrying out their day-to-day duties professionally, ethically and respectfully.

It is important to have an effective working relationship that recognises the important but differing contribution both parties bring to their complementary roles.


Have your say

You are invited to let us know your thoughts on the draft Policy before 4pm Tuesday 16 August.

Online using the form below
Post addressed to the General Manager, Tweed Shire Council, PO Box 816, Murwillumbah NSW 2484

It should be noted that in accordance with Council policy and the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 – ‘GIPAA,’ confidential information contained within submissions may be released upon a request being made by a third party.

  • Please include your contact details and the details of your submission.

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