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Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 01 - Disclosure of Interests Affecting ImpartialityLocal Government Operational Guidelines Number 01 - Disclosure of Interests Affecting ImpartialityGuidelineLocal government elected members and employees are required to disclose an interest that may adversely affect their impartiality in any matter discussed at a council or committee meeting.https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/resources/publications/Publications/Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 01 - Disclosure of Interests Affecting Impartiality4192015-10-13T14:14:00Z
Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 02 - Changing Methods of Valuation of LandLocal Government Operational Guidelines Number 02 - Changing Methods of Valuation of LandGuidelineFor most local governments, rates are the principal source of revenue. With limited alternatives, local governments need to optimise this source to generate revenue for their operations.https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/resources/publications/Publications/Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 02 - Changing Methods of Valuation of Land4202015-10-13T06:14:00Z
Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 03 - Managing Public Question TimeLocal Government Operational Guidelines Number 03 - Managing Public Question TimeGuidelinePublic Question Time is a means by which the public can seek responses from their council about issues affecting the local government that are of concern to them. https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/resources/publications/Publications/Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 03 - Managing Public Question Time4212015-10-13T14:14:00Z
Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 04 - Elected Member InductionLocal Government Operational Guidelines Number 04 - Elected Member InductionGuidelineLocal government is involved in a very diverse range of issues that have a direct impact on the community and its way of life. This provides elected members with many exciting challenges in effectively dealing with these issues. https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/resources/publications/Publications/Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 04 - Elected Member Induction4222015-10-13T14:14:00Z
Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 05 - Council ForumsLocal Government Operational Guidelines Number 05 - Council ForumsGuidelineOver recent years many local governments have introduced procedures that allow elected members and officers to meet and discuss matters relating to the operation and affairs of their local government outside of the formal council meeting framework. https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/resources/publications/Publications/Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 05 - Council Forums4232015-10-13T14:14:00Z
Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 06 - Disruptive Behaviour by the Public at Council MeetingsLocal Government Operational Guidelines Number 06 - Disruptive Behaviour by the Public at Council MeetingsGuidelineIn recent years, a small number of local governments in Western Australia have experienced disruptive behaviour in ordinary and committee meetings by one or more members of the public. https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/resources/publications/Publications/Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 06 - Disruptive Behaviour by the Public at Council Meetings4242015-10-13T14:14:00Z
Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 07 - Clarity in Council MotionsLocal Government Operational Guidelines Number 07 - Clarity in Council MotionsGuidelineThis guideline has been prepared to assist and remind elected members of the need for clarity and purpose in resolutions. https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/resources/publications/Publications/Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 07 - Clarity in Council Motions4252015-10-13T14:15:00Z
Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 08 - Net Current Assets Used in the Annual BudgetLocal Government Operational Guidelines Number 08 - Net Current Assets Used in the Annual BudgetGuideline​Elected members and senior staff are well aware of the need for sound financial management of their local government's resources. https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/resources/publications/Publications/Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 08 - Net Current Assets Used in the Annual Budget14842016-01-04T01:00:00Z
Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 09 - The appointment, function and responsibilities of Audit CommitteesLocal Government Operational Guidelines Number 09 - The appointment, function and responsibilities of Audit CommitteesGuidelineThe purpose of this guideline is to assist local governments to establish and operate an effective audit committee. https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/resources/publications/Publications/Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 09 - The appointment, function and responsibilities of Audit Committees4142015-10-13T14:14:00Z
Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 10 - Appointing a CEOLocal Government Operational Guidelines Number 10 - Appointing a CEOGuidelinePage Image Image Caption Page ContentSelecting and appointing a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is one of the most important tasks elected members may undertake during their term of office. Choosing the right person is critical to the success of the council and the local government.https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/resources/publications/Publications/Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 10 - Appointing a CEO14862016-01-04T01:00:00Z
Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 11 - Use of Corporate Credit CardsLocal Government Operational Guidelines Number 11 - Use of Corporate Credit CardsGuidelineCorporate credit cards can deliver significant benefits to local governments through improved administrative practices and more effective cash management. However, they can also expose a local government to significant risks if not properly controlled.https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/resources/publications/Publications/Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 11 - Use of Corporate Credit Cards14882016-01-04T02:00:00Z
Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 12 - Elected Members' Relationship with DevelopersLocal Government Operational Guidelines Number 12 - Elected Members' Relationship with DevelopersGuidelineThe purpose of this guideline is to alert elected members to the risks associated with their role as a decision-maker on development applications and to provide guidance on those areas of risks. https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/resources/publications/Publications/Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 12 - Elected Members' Relationship with Developers4152015-10-13T14:14:00Z
Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 14 - Legal Representation for Council Members and EmployeesLocal Government Operational Guidelines Number 14 - Legal Representation for Council Members and EmployeesGuidelineIn today's society there is an increased risk of legal action being taken or threatened against individual council members and employees. Council members and employees may require legal advice and representation and expect their local government to provide financial assistance to meet the cost of the advice or representation. https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/resources/publications/Publications/Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 14 - Legal Representation for Council Members and Employees14902016-01-04T02:00:00Z
Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 16 - Local LawsLocal Government Operational Guidelines Number 16 - Local LawsGuidelineThis operational guideline covers many issues on local laws including assessing the need for a local law; and the process for making a local law, from policy decisions and council meetings to final publicationhttps://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/resources/publications/Publications/Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 16 - Local Laws4162015-10-13T14:14:00Z
Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 17 - DelegationsLocal Government Operational Guidelines Number 17 - DelegationsGuidelineThis guideline has been developed in response to enquiries from local governments regarding the nature of delegations, how to go about determining whether to use delegations and other related matters. https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/resources/publications/Publications/Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 17 - Delegations14922015-12-18T02:00:00Z
Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 18 - Financial RatiosLocal Government Operational Guidelines Number 18 - Financial RatiosGuidelineThis guideline is intended to provide a clear explanation of each ratio required to be included in the annual financial report under section 6.4(2) of the Local Government Act 1995 and Regulation 50 of the Local Government Regulations 1996.https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/resources/publications/Publications/Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 18 - Financial Ratios4182015-10-13T14:14:00Z
Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 20 - Disclosure of Financial Interests at MeetingsLocal Government Operational Guidelines Number 20 - Disclosure of Financial Interests at MeetingsGuidelineLocal Government Operational Guidelines 20 - Disclosure of Financial Interests at Meetingshttps://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/resources/publications/Publications/Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 20 - Disclosure of Financial Interests at Meetings4322015-10-14T10:44:00Z
Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 21 - Disclosure of Financial Interests in ReturnsLocal Government Operational Guidelines Number 21 - Disclosure of Financial Interests in ReturnsGuidelineAn explanation of the purpose of each ratio is included to ensure staff and elected members are able to interpret what the ratio result means for the local government.https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/resources/publications/Publications/Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 21 - Disclosure of Financial Interests in Returns4172015-10-13T14:14:00Z
Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 22 - Possession of Land for Recovery of Rates and Service ChargesLocal Government Operational Guidelines Number 22 - Possession of Land for Recovery of Rates and Service ChargesGuidelineThe intent of this Guideline is to explain the process required to comply with the legislation governing the taking possession of land in order to recover rates and service charges that are unpaid after three years. https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/resources/publications/Publications/Local Government Operational Guidelines Number 22 - Possession of Land for Recovery of Rates and Service Charges14942016-01-04T02:00:00Z