It is important for several reasons. It not only gives the local community confidence in its council, but improves the trust elected members and staff have in their own decision-making processes.
It also leads to better decisions and helps Council meet its legislative responsibilities.
Council's Corporate Governance Manual is available for public information from the end of this page in addition to a number of governance policies.
Governance covers the planning, reporting and financial decisions made by Council. The governance cycle is referred to as Integrated Planning and Reporting and includes documents that arise from the Community Strategic Plan such as: