| Art Gallery Acquisitions and Deaccessioning Policyzz
The policy applies to all acquisitions and de-accessioning of Works of Art into and out of the Gallery Collection. The policy does not apply to Public Art.
| 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 is to outline how City of Newcastle 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
The Code of Meeting Practice Policy applies to Council Meetings, Extraordinary Council Meetings and Committee of Council Meetings.
| 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
This Policy applies to the provision of facilities and payment of expenses to support
Councillors in fulfilling their civic duties.
| 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
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 Policy
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.
| 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.
| Internal Reporting - Public Interest Disclosures 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 Council complies with the PID Act.
| 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:
1.1.1 ensure City of Newcastle (CN) provides consistent, accurate and timely
communications through the media;
1.1.2 establish appropriate protocols for distributing CN information to print,
online and broadcast media;
1.1.3 identify CN's authorised spokespersons, and define roles and
responsibilities within CN for working with the media;
1.1.4 ensure there is appropriate authorisation and responsibility for
information provided; and
1.1.5 establish protocols for responding to enquiries from 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.
| Project Management Policy
The purpose of the Project Management Policy is to:
- Ensure Council delivers Projects in
accordance with Council’s Operational Plan,
Long Term Financial Plan and Delivery
- Provide a framework that promotes
consistency and improved control of
Projects in order to reduce risks, achieve
value for money and increase project
| Public Voice / Public Briefing Session
Please complete this form to make an application to address Councillors at a Public Voice or Public Briefing session. Your application will be determined according to the assessment criteria listed in the City of Newcastle (CN) Public Voice and Public Briefing Policy.
| 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.
| Special Business Rate Expenditure Policy
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 Sponsorship Programs.
| 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