These documents are intended as a guide to good practice and should not be taken
as a compliance requirement. The content is based on department officer knowledge, understanding,
observation of, and appropriate consultation on contemporary good practice in local government.
may also involve the department’s views on the intent and interpretation of relevant legislation.
All guidelines are subject to review, amendment and re-publishing as required. Therefore, comments on any
aspect of the guideline are welcome. Advice of methods of improvement in the area of the guideline topic
that can be reported to other local governments will be especially beneficial.