Governance is about our organisational frameworks, responsibilities, systems, processes, culture and values. Good governance happens when these things come together to make us an effective organisation – doing the right things in the right way for the right people. Good governance is also about ensuring what we do is done in a timely, inclusive, honest and accountable manner.
Our Code of Corporate Governance is the document that sets out the governance principles which we are committed to and within which we conduct our business and affairs. The Code forms part of our overall governance framework which brings together legislative requirements, governance principles and management processes. This ensures that, whatever executive arrangements are in place, the way the council operates is based on sound decision making with an effective process to support it.
The council challenges on an ongoing basis the application and adherence to the Code of Corporate Governance and conducts an annual review which results in the preparation of an Annual Governance Statement (AGS). As a result of this annual review, the
AGS also includes an action plan to ensure that we continually improve.