Council policies and strategies

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Find our full list of current policies and strategies.

Council has adopted a number of policies and strategies that will help implement the strategic objectives of its 2021—2025 Council Plan. These strategies say what, when and how we will deliver on our promises.

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The policies and strategies are listed below (along with the month of adoption):

Policies and strategies Adopted
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy and Action Plan 2017—2027(PDF, 4MB) July 2017
Access and Inclusion Plan 2021—2026(PDF, 2MB) November 2021
Advocacy Strategy 2022—2026(PDF, 1MB) July 2022
Annual Report 2018—2019(PDF, 13MB) October 2019
Annual Budget 2020—2021(PDF, 2MB) July 2020
Art Collection Policy(PDF, 775KB) April 2018
Asset Management Policy(PDF, 282KB) November 2021
Asset Management Strategy 2021—2025(PDF, 2MB) November 2021
Asset Plan 2022—2032(PDF, 5MB) June 2022
Breathing Space - The Darebin Open Space Strategy(PDF, 9MB) September 2019
Borrowing Policy - August 2023 - June 2025(PDF, 253KB) August 2023
Bundoora Park Precinct Master Plan 2013—2025(PDF, 9MB)
Car Share Policy - February 2015(PDF, 175KB)
CEO Employment and Remuneration Policy(PDF, 143KB) December 2021
Christmas Decorations for Darebin Retail Centres Policy - February 2012—2015(PDF, 251KB) February 2012
Community Engagement Policy 2023(PDF, 311KB) September 2021
 Community Complaints about a Councillor(PDF, 232KB)  August 2023
Confidentiality Policy Handling of Confidential Information by Councillors(PDF, 121KB) April 2016
Councillor Briefing Policy(PDF, 89KB) March 2016
Councillor Code of Conduct 2021(PDF, 1MB) January 2021
Councillor Gift Policy(PDF, 400KB) March 2023
 Councillor Interaction Protocol(PDF, 179KB) November 2022
Councillor Media and Social Media Policy(PDF, 207KB) February 2023
Councillor Support and Expenses Policy 2021(PDF, 588KB)
Council Plan 2021 -2025 (revised)(PDF, 6MB) June 2023
Council Plan Action Plan 2022-2023(PDF, 653KB) June 2022
Council Plan Action Plan 2023-2024(PDF, 647KB) June 2023
COVID-19 Financial Hardship Policy(PDF, 261KB) March 2020
Creative and Cultural Infrastructure Framework(PDF, 8MB) March 2018
Darebin Creek Management Plan(PDF, 4MB) November 2017
Development Contributions Plan 2019 - amended December 2023(PDF, 4MB) December 2023
Domestic Animal Management Plan 2022—2025(PDF, 3MB) February 2022
Early Years Infrastructure Planning Framework 2021-2041(PDF, 710KB) May 2022
Economic Land Use Strategy(PDF, 3MB) September 2014
Election Period Policy(PDF, 586KB)  2023
Electoral Advertising Signage and Electioneering Policy 2020(PDF, 226KB) June 2020
Electric vehicle charging policy(PDF, 181KB) June 2022
Electronic Gaming Machine Policy 2023—2027(PDF, 114KB) November 2023
Electronic Gaming Machine Policy Action Plan 2023—2027(PDF, 114KB) November 2023
Employee code of conduct(PDF, 218KB) March 2020
Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) Building Policy(PDF, 904KB) May 2018
Equal opportunity policy(PDF, 167KB) May 2020
Fairfield Village Built Form Guidelines(PDF, 16MB) December 2017
Fairfield Village Heritage Assessment(PDF, 28MB) December 2017
Footpath Trading Policy(PDF, 381KB) November 2015
Gender Equity and Preventing Violence Against Women Action Plan 2019—2023(PDF, 773KB) June 2019
Gender Equity and Preventing Violence Against Women Action Plan 2019—2023 - Appendices(PDF, 331KB) June 2019
Governance Rules 2020 -(PDF, 965KB) Including Election Period Policy adopted October 2023(PDF, 965KB)(PDF, 775KB) October 2023
Graffiti Management Action Plan
Graffiti Management Strategy 2019—2023(PDF, 1MB)
Housing Strategy 2013 - revised June 2015(PDF, 7MB)
Integrated Weed Management Strategy 2019—2023(PDF, 12MB) December 2019
Investment and Treasury Policy 26 April 2022(PDF, 215KB) April 2022
Junction Urban Master Plan : From Pavement to Place(PDF, 23MB) March 2014
Leisure Strategy - August 2010—2020(PDF, 7MB)
Leisure Strategy 2015—2020 Action Plan(PDF, 4MB) October 2015
Libraries and Learning Strategy 2020—2024(PDF, 1MB) August 2020
Management of Tree Protection on Private Property Policy 2019(PDF, 562KB) April 2019
Management Plan Cherry Street Grassland Reserve(PDF, 5MB) June 2004
Memorial Policy(PDF, 270KB) October 2022
Municipal Emergency Management Plan 2022-2025(PDF, 3MB) July 2023 (noted)
Natural Heritage Strategy 2015—2025(PDF, 2MB) October 2015
Nature Plan 2021—2025(PDF, 716KB) August 2022
Northcote Activity Centre Structure Plan(PDF, 4MB) April 2007
Northern Reservoir Streets for People Corridor Strategy 2019(PDF, 111MB) November 2019
Northern Trails Strategy 2022(PDF, 17MB) December 2022
Open Space Asset Management Plan - 2010—2014(PDF, 1MB)
Outdoor Sports Infrastructure Framework(PDF, 3MB) June 2020
Penders Park Master Plan 2019(PDF, 27MB) November 2019
Place and Road Naming Policy(PDF, 411KB) April 2023 
Plenty Road Integrated Land Use and Transport Study(PDF, 5MB) March 2013
Preston Central Structure Plan(PDF, 17MB) September 2006
Public Art Framework(PDF, 805KB) February 2019
Public Toilet Strategy 2015—2025(PDF, 10MB) April 2016
Public Transparency Policy 2020(PDF, 239KB) November 2022
Rates Financial Hardship Policy(PDF, 193KB) July 2022
Recreational Trades in Open Spaces Policy(PDF, 272KB) February 2016
Reimagining Ruthven Master Plan(PDF, 11MB) June 2020
Reservoir Streetscape Master Plan(PDF, 7MB) September 2014
Reservoir Structure Plan 2012—2030(PDF, 3MB)
Residential Parking Permit Policy(PDF, 494KB) November 2023
Revenue and Rating Plan 2023-2027(PDF, 3MB) July 2023
Review of the Darebin Resident Parking Permit Scheme(PDF, 2MB) May 2004
Risk Management Policy(PDF, 547KB) May 2022
Road Management Plan 2021(PDF, 1MB)
Safe Travel Strategy 2018—2028(PDF, 1MB) November 2018
Sale of Minor Council Property Assets Policy(PDF, 342KB) August 2022
Single-Use Plastic Free Events Policy(PDF, 566KB) February 2018
Social and Sustainable Procurement Policy 2021—2025(PDF, 639KB) August 2021
Sporting Fees, Charges and Occupancy Agreement Policy(PDF, 139KB) October 2014 (revised October 2016)
St Georges Road and Plenty Road Corridors Urban Design Framework 2015(PDF, 11MB) September 2017
Strategic Resource Plan 2020—2024(PDF, 2MB) July 2020
Surveillance Systems Policy 2020(PDF, 162KB) August 2020
Ten Year Capital Works Plan 2020/21—2029/30(PDF, 4MB) July 2020
Ten Year Financial Plan 2023-2033(PDF, 2MB) June 2023
Towards an Age Friendly Darebin, July 2019 (Report)(PDF, 414KB)
Towards Equality Framework(PDF, 1MB) September 2020
Transport Strategy October 2007—2027(PDF, 2MB) June 2022
Urban Forest Strategy - December 2013—2028(PDF, 2MB)
Vehicle Crossing Policy(PDF, 128KB) October 2014
Walking Strategy 2018—2028(PDF, 1MB) November 2018
Waste and Recycling Strategy(PDF, 3MB) June 2020
Watershed: Towards A Water Sensitive Darebin Whole of Water Cycle Management Strategy 2015—2025(PDF, 793KB) June 2015
Watershed: Towards A Water Sensitive Darebin Whole of Water Cycle Management Strategy 2015—2025 Implementation Plan(PDF, 4MB) June 2015