| 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.
| Assessment of CN Related Development Applications Policy|
The purpose of the Policy is to outline the process for the assessment and
determination of City of Newcastle (CN) related Development Applications (DAs).
| 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).
| Collection Development Policy - Libraries|
This Collection Development Policy has been developed as a planning tool to give direction and focus to the selection and collection practice that is consistent with the Library's draft strategic plan and the overall direction, goals and objectives of the Library. This policy contributes to City of Newcastle's Community Strategic Plan 2030 and the vision of a smart, liveable and sustainable city.
| Community Engagement Policy - Adopted 27 Novembe 2018|
This Policy provides a rationale for the development and implementation of CN's
internal and external engagement processes, in order to achieve:
2.1.1 Alignment with CN's priorities for service delivery;
2.1.2 Input into the Council's decision-making by providing mechanisms for
understanding and responding to community opinions and
2.1.3 Consistent and clear engagement practices; and
2.1.4 Enhancement of CN's reputation as an organisation that listens, responds
to and engages with residents and stakeholders while making evidencebased
2.2 The Major Events and Corporate Affairs Unit provides advice and oversight of
CN's formal community engagement activities.
2.3 This Policy in accordance with Section 8A of the Act aims to facilitate the
provision of community input and feedback to enable the Council to make
decisions and actively engage with their local communities.
2.4 Specific CN community engagement strategic directions and associated actions
are provided in the City Marketing and Engagement Strategy 2018-2021.
| Community Grants Policy|
This Policy provides a framework for the management of City of Newcastle's Community Grants Programs.
| 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|
This Policy provides information to all internal and external stakeholders and interested parties about City of Newcastle’s (CN) position on compliance and enforcement matters in 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.
| 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.
| Housing Policy|
The City of Newcastle (CN) is committed to increasing the range and supply of housing
to meet the 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 diverse needs of the community 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 Council.
| 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 Vehicles - Local Approvals Policy|
The purpose of the Policy is to provide the framework for the operation of mobile
food vending vehicles in the City of Newcastle Local Government Area. The Policy
sets out the relevant legislative requirements for safe food handling and preparation
practices and establishes the on-street trading parameters.
| Newcastle Heritage Policy|
The Policy recognises the importance and diversity of heritage, including: Aboriginal
heritage; buildings; structures; precincts; streetscapes; monuments; memorials; moveable heritage; industrial and maritime relics; trees; archaeological sites and artefacts; items in institutional collections; and the cultural landscapes that comprise the environment of the Newcastle local government area.
| Newcastle Urban Forest Policy|
The goals and objectives of this policy provide important directional statements that will guide the management of the Newcastle urban forest.
| Newcastle Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Policy|
The purpose of this policy is to provide a strategic framework for the development of a sustainable waste avoidance and resource recovery strategy for the Newcastle City Council which will guide Council’s waste management and resource recovery activities.
| 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|
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 Briefing 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|
The purpose of this Policy is to provide a framework for City of Newcastle to expend Special Business Rate monies on Projects for the purpose of promotion, beautification and development of SBR Precincts, being: City Centre/Darby Street, Hamilton, Mayfield, Wallsend and New Lambton.
| 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).
| Strategic Climate Change Policy|
The Policy will provide the strategic framework for Council to manage its climate change vulnerability using a combination of adaption and mitigation strategies.
| 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.
| Urban Water Cycle Policy|
To protect, enhance, maintain and restore water resources, their associated ecosystems,
ecological processes, biological diversity,
water quality and their aesthetic and cultural