Excellence in governance relies on continuous and comprehensive accountability.
Council policies and codes of conduct, along with many other internal and external documents, set the framework within which Council fulfils its service and regulatory responsibilities under relevant statutes.
To ensure effective functioning of local councils, some decision-making powers are formally allocated to the General Manager.
Public access to information
To promote open, accountable, fair and effective government in NSW, members of the public have a right to access government information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).
Council's contract reporting requirements as per the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009
Register of Public Land (Section 53 Register)
Section 53 Register - Council maintains a register of all land vested in it or under its control.
Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee
This committee provides independent assurance relating to risk, financial management and external accountability.
Protecting against fraud and corruption
Council is the custodian of significant public funds and assets, and it is important that the community has assurance that these public funds and assets are adequately protected from fraud and corruption.
Council's Fraud Control Policy is in place to:
- protect the public funds and assets
- protect the integrity, security and reputation of Eurobodalla Shire Council and its staff
- maintain a high level of service to the community
- aid in the detection and prevention of fraud against the Council
- create a culture of awareness that fraud and corruption will not be tolerated.