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Council adheres to the following policies:

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Chief Executive Officer


AM01 Asset Management
AD01 Privacy Policy
AD02 Media
AD03 Alcohol Management: PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the new Liquor Act 2019, section 171, a person must not consume liquor in any public place in Palmerston without permission from the owner occupier of the public place. Permission of the Council may be granted to applicants who apply and pay for the gazette costs incurred by the Council.
AD04 Lease of Council Property
AD05 Recognition of Service to the Community
AD06 Open Data


COMM003 Community Consultation
COMM004 Edible Pocket Garden
Preserving our Urban Forest
Laneway Management Policy

Elected Members

CC01 Code of Conduct Elected Members
EM02 Elected Members Benefits and Support
EM04 Caretaker
EM05 Political Involvement in Council Events
Appointment of Deputy Mayor

Finance and Rating

FIN01 Fraud and Corruption 
FIN02 Rating Policy 
FIN03 Annual Financial Statement
FIN04 Procurement Policy
FIN06 Investments 
FIN09 Risk Management and Audit Committee Terms of Reference

FIN17 Rate Concession  
FIN17a Public Benefit Concession Policy for Commercial Ratepayers 
FIN18 Grants, Donations, Scholarships and Sponsorships 
FIN19 Reserve 
FIN20 Borrowing 
FIN21 Debt Collection 
FIN23 Credit Card
FIN27 Related Party Disclosure
FIN29 Security Payments


MEE01 Access to Council and Committee Meetings and Confidential Minutes
MEE03 Public Question Time 
Audio/Audiovisual Conferencing


REG01 Outdoor Dining