Local government operational guidelines

A list of guidelines to help local governments.

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.

Guidelines 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.

Disclosure of Interests Affecting Impartiality

Local Government Operational Guidelines number 01

Changing Methods of Valuation of Land

Local Government Operational Guidelines number 02

Managing Public Question Time

Local Government Operational Guidelines number 03

Elected Member Induction

Local Government Operational Guidelines number 04

Council forums

Local Government Operational Guidelines number 05

Disruptive Behaviour by the Public at Council Meetings

Local Government Operational Guidelines number 06

Clarity in Council Motions

Local Government Operational Guidelines number 07

Net Current Assets Used in the Annual Budget

Local Government Operational Guidelines number 08

The appointment, function and responsibilities of audit committees

Local Government Operational Guidelines number 09

Appointing a CEO

Local Government Operational Guidelines number 10

Use of Corporate Credit Cards

Local Government Operational Guidelines number 11

Elected Members' Relationship with Developers

Local Government Operational Guidelines number 12

Legal Representation for Council Members and Employees

Local Government Operational Guidelines number 14

Local Laws

Local Government Operational Guidelines number 16

Delegations

Local Government Operational Guidelines number 17

Financial Ratios

Local Government Operational Guidelines number 18

Declaring Interest In Meetings Webinar

Local Government Operational Guidelines number 20

Disclosure of Financial Interests in Returns

Local Government Operational Guidelines number 21

Possession of Land for Recovery of Rates and Service Charges

Local Government Operational Guidelines number 22

More information

Local Government Advisory Hotline 1300 762 511
Email lghotline@dlgc.wa.gov.au
8.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday
Page reviewed 09 May 2019