| Art Gallery Acquisitions and Deaccessioning Policy|
The purpose of the policy is to provide a framework for the acquisition and de-
accession of Works of Art in the Collection.
| Asset Management Policy|
The purpose of the Asset Management Policy (Policy) is to outline how City of Newcastle (CN) will manage its assets throughout the asset lifecycle.
| Business Continuity Management Policy|
This Policy outlines the City of Newcastle’s (CN) Business Continuity Management
(BCM) Framework (the Framework) and measures that assist to:
1.1.1 minimise the impact of incidents, disruption and emergencies;
1.1.2 safeguard CN’s critical services and functions; and
1.1.3 support the effective return to normal operations and enhance capability and
| Code of Conduct for Council Committee Members, Delegates of Council and Council Advisors|
Our Code of Conduct sets the minimum requirements of conduct for Council Committee Members, Delegates of Council and Council Advisors in carrying out their functions (as prescribed by the Local Government (General) Regulation 2021).
| Code of Conduct for Councillors|
Our Code of Conduct sets the minimum requirements of conduct for Councillors in carrying out their functions (as prescribed by the Local Government (General) Regulation 2021).
| Code of Conduct for Staff|
Our Code of Conduct sets the minimum requirements of conduct for staff in carrying out their functions (as prescribed by the Local Government (General) Regulation 2021).
| Code of Meeting Practice|
This Code of Meeting Practice is made under section 360 of the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act), the Local Government (General) Regulation 2021 (the Regulation) and incorporates the mandatory provisions of the prescribed Model Code of Meeting Practice for Local Councils in NSW (the Model Meeting Code).
| Community Grants Policy|
This Policy provides a framework for the establishment and management of City of Newcastle’s (CN) Community Grants Program (CGP) in accordance with section 356 and section 377 of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW).
| Community Infrastructure Incentives Policy|
The purpose of this Policy is to enhance the delivery of community infrastructure to
support urban renewal in the City of Newcastle (CN) through the provision of
| Compliance and Enforcement Policy|
The purpose of this Policy is to provide information to all internal and external stakeholders and interested parties about the City of Newcastle’s (“CN”) position on compliance and enforcement matters within the local government area.
| Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy|
The provision of expenses and facilities enables Councillors to fulfil their civic duties as the elected representatives of City of Newcastle (CN).
Expenses and facilities provided by this Policy are in addition to fees paid to Councillors, as set by Council and determined by the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal as per Section 241 of the Local Government Act 1993 (Act) and reviewed annually.
| Customer Complaints Handling Policy|
The purpose of this Policy is to ensure that City of Newcastle (CN) handles Customer
Complaints fairly, efficiently and effectively by responding in a timely, consistent and cost-effective way to issues raised by members of the public making a Customer Complaint; boosting public confidence and perception of the quality of the services provided by CN; and using complaint information to generate insights and inform quality improvements in services, information, and Customer Complaint handling.
| Delegations and Authorisations Policy|
The purpose of the Policy and the Register of Delegations and Authorisations is to establish a framework for delegating authority within City of Newcastle (CN) in a manner that facilitates efficiency and effectiveness and provides for a system of accountability.
| Donations Program Policy |
Council acknowledges the contributions made by charitable organisations in the Local Government Area (LGA) and where possible commits limited funds to help these organisations achieve their objectives.
| Effective communication between Councillors and staff Policy|
This policy provides a framework for CN Officers to assist and support Councillors, as elected members of the community, in exercising their civic duties honestly and with care and diligence in accordance with the Act.
The policy provides guidance on appropriate, effective and timely processes for Councillors to obtain information and ensures an appropriate level of interaction between Councillors and CN Officers.
| Enterprise Risk Management Framework |
The purpose of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Framework is to establish a consistent and structured approach to risk management with the aim of assisting City of Newcastle to achieve its objectives and embed risk management in all key operational processes.
| Fraud and Corruption Prevention Policy|
The purpose of CN's Fraud and Corruption Prevention Policy is to:
a) Outline CN's approach to controlling Fraud and Corruption risk;
b) Provide guidance on Fraud and Corruption management activities at CN; and
c) Set a framework to prevent, detect, and respond to Fraud and Corruption.
| Future Fund Policy|
The purpose of this Policy is to establish a City of Newcastle Future Fund, establish clear governance, oversight and accountability for the Future Fund, and ensure that all Future Fund related activities occur in accordance with legislative requirements.
| Housing Policy|
The City of Newcastle (CN) is committed to increasing the range and supply of housing to meet the growing needs of the city, including affordable housing. The purpose of this Policy is to state CN's position and approach to facilitating a mix of dwelling types, tenures, and sizes to support the community's diverse needs as it grows and changes
| Investment and Borrowing Policy|
The purpose of this Policy is to provide a framework for the investing and borrowing functions of City of Newcastle.
| Managing conflicts of interest for CN related development Policy|
This policy aims to manage potential conflicts of interest and increase transparency at all stages of the development process for City of Newcastle (CN) related development, and to meet the legislative requirements of Section 66A Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021.
| Media Policy|
The purpose of this Policy is to ensure City of Newcastle (CN) provides consistent, accurate and timely communications through the media.
| Mobile Food Vending (Local Approvals) Policy|
The purpose of this Policy is to provide the framework for the approval and the operation of mobile food vending vehicles in the Newcastle LGA.
| Newcastle Heritage Policy|
The purpose of the Policy is to provide a statement of commitment by the City of Newcastle (CN) to the principles of heritage conservation.
| Outdoor Trading Policy|
This policy applies to all applications for outdoor trading on roads or in public places (land other than a road) within the local government area.
| Planning Agreements Policy|
This Policy applies to planning agreements that Council may enter into with a developer who requests changes to the Newcastle Local Environmental Plan (LEP) through a Planning proposal or has made, or proposes to make, a Development application or application for a complying development certificate for land within the City of Newcastle Local Government Area (LGA).
| Procurement Policy|
1.1 The purpose of the Policy is to provide a framework for all procurement at CN and to demonstrate that all public monies have been spent in line with community objectives and expectations.
| Public Interest Disclosures (Internal Reporting) Policy|
The purpose of the policy is to encourage and facilitate the disclosure of wrongdoing by
providing a framework for:
receiving, assessing and dealing with disclosures of wrongdoing in accordance with
the PID Act; and ensuring CN complies with the PID Act.
| Public Voice and Public Briefings Policy|
The purpose of the Policy is to provide a framework to allow members of the public to address the Council on issues relevant to City of Newcastle’s (CN) functions.
| Related Party Disclosures Policy|
The policy provides a framework for the accurate reporting of Related Party Transactions within CN’s financial statements by outlining the obligations that Key Management Personnel must fulfil. Further, this ensures that KMPs are clearly informed and accountable for their disclosures.
| Social Media Policy|
The purpose of this Policy is to:
a) Identify the parameters for managing City of Newcastle (CN)’s use of social media.
b) Guide Councillors, CN Staff and CN Officials on personal and professional use of social media sites.
c) Support CN’s use of social media as an essential communications channel and effective platform for engagement with the Newcastle community and more broadly.
| Special Business Rate Expenditure Policy|
The purpose of this policy is to provide a framework for the management of City of Newcastle's special business rate program.
| Sponsorship Policy|
This Policy provides a framework for the management of City of Newcastle’s (CN)
Sponsorship Programs (SP) in a manner that is in accordance with section 356 and
section 377 of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW).
| Unreasonable Complainant Conduct Policy and Procedure|
City of Newcastle (CN) is committed to being accessible and responsive to customers.
Most customers who raise an issue or complaint with CN do so reasonably and
responsibly, even when they may be frustrated or angry about the topic of their
complaint. The purpose of this Policy is to manage cases where Complainants behave
in ways that are inappropriate and unacceptable.