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The City of Canterbury Bankstown is the first Council in NSW to have its governance
framework reviewed by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).
Administrator Richard Colley said this is a landmark step in Local Government.
“We have introduced a Code of Conduct framework which has been examined by
the highest authority,” Mr Colley said.
The following documents were reviewed by ICAC:
“Council has developed these policies to reflect ICAC’s standards, the very
independent organisation whose duty it is to protect the public interest, prevent
breaches of public trust and guide the conduct of public officials in the NSW public
sector,” Mr Colley said.
“Honesty, fairness and transparency are the values underpinning our new Council’s
Code of Conduct policies, ensuring residents can be confident the decisions we
make are in their best interest.
“This is not to say that wasn’t the case in the past, it simply means our governance
framework is now beyond peer in Local Government. It’s the best of the best!
“While it’s very important that I, as Administrator, continue to identify savings and
use those savings to invest in further service and infrastructure improvements for our
residents, during this transition period, it’s also vital I put governance mechanisms in
place in time for the Council election in September.
“An additional policy will also be introduced shortly - the Fraud and Corruption
Prevention Policy. This policy will clearly outline the expectations and responsibilities
of our staff and contractors doing work on behalf of Council.
For further information on Council’s policies, go to www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/council
15/08/2017 11:06 AM