Policies and Transparency

We are committed to making information available that explains how we operate and how we make our decisions.

Good governance and integrity underpin local government democracy, accountability and conduct. Adherence to these principles enables our community to hold the Council to account for its performance and reflects the obligations of the Local Government Act 2020 (the Act).

Council decision making is also conducted with transparency. The process by which decisions are made is transparent and clearly articulated in Council's Governance Rules 2020 for the scrutiny of our community and accountability of Councillors and Council officers.


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Find Public Register documents here for inspection.
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Find our full list of current policies and strategies.

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Find Local Law details on governance, general, tree protection, mobile traders, charity collectors and skip bins.
freedom of information
The Freedom of Information Act 1982 gives you the right to request access to government-held information about you or about policies and decisions.
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We have created a Safeguarding Children Policy that applies to all of our staff and representatives.

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Standing Committees are formal committees that either make decisions, manage a service or facility or advise Council on responsibilities.
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Darebin is an industry favourite with a diverse range of production locations.
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Darebin City Council manages a diverse property portfolio to meet current and future needs of the community.