Council Policies

Council's Policy Manual is a record of the policies adopted by Council for the conduct of its business. The policies, along with many other internal and external documents, set the framework within which Council fulfils its service and regulatory responsibilities under relevant statutes. The Policy Manual is a 'living' document and is revised as required. A full review is conducted in every four years following the local government election. For more information contact Council’s Manager Integrated Planning and Special Projects on 9936 8100.

Council's Policy Manual is categorised in accordance with the five themes of the North Sydney Community Strategic Plan

These are:

  1. Our Living Environment
  2. Our Built Environment
  3. Our Economic Vitality
  4. Our Social Vitality
  5. Our Civic Leadership


Direction 1: Our Living Environment


Crows Nest Trade Waste Policy (42KB) D1-01

Environmental Upgrade Agreement Policy (131KB) D1-02

Kirribilli Trade Waste Policy (41KB) D1-03

Overhanging Branches Policy (33KB) D1-04

Public Bin Policy (28KB) D1-05

Public School Use of North Sydney Oval Policy (108KB) D1-11

Roosters Keeping Policy (47KB) D1-06

Sporting Facilities Booking Policy (108KB) D1-07

Sustainable Public Events Policy (287KB) D1-08

Tree and Vegetation Vandalism Policy (144KB) D1-09


Direction 2: Our Built Environment


Asbestos Policy (330KB) D2-21

Asset Accounting and Capitalisation Policy (114KB) D2-01

Asset Management Policy (28KB) D2-02 

Car Share Policy (35KB) D2-03

Circus Policy (32KB) D2-04

Compliance and Enforcement Policy (45KB) D2-05

Design Panel Policy (27KB) D2-06 

Encroachment Management Policy (259KB) D2-07

Graffiti Management Policy (229KB) D2-08

Mobile Food Vending Vehicles Policy and Temporary Food Stalls Policy (90KB) D2-09

Outdoor Dining and Goods on Footpath Policy (43KB) D2-10

Outdoor dining and goods on footpath Guidelines (16MB)

Parking Management and Enforcement Policy (132KB) D2-11

Property Addressing Policy (73KB) D2-12

Resident Parking Permit Policy (305KB) D2-13

Rights of Way over Drainage Reserves and Community Land Policy (70KB) D2-14

Road and Place Naming Policy (159KB) D2-15

Signs as Remote Supervision Policy (39KB) D2-16

Smoking in Public Places Policy (133KB) D2-17

Street Lighting and Under Awning Lighting Policy (33KB) D2-18

Telecommunications and Electrical Network Infrastructure Policy  (60KB) D2-19

Voluntary Planning Agreements (74KB) D2-20


Direction 3: Our Economic Vitality

Banner Hire Policy (118KB) D3-01

Public Events Policy (115KB) D3-02

Public Events Guidelines (569KB)


Direction 4: Our Social Vitality


Artists Studio Policy (154KB) D4-01

Artwork Acquisition Policy (107KB) D4-02

Artwork Cultural Historical Collections Deaccession Policy (123KB) D4-16

Deaccession Policy - Form (181KB)

Busking Policy (116KB) D4-03

Charitable Collections (109KB) D4-04

Charitable Recycling Bins Policy (101KB) D4-05

Child Protection Policy (45KB) D4-06

Community Centres, Cultural and Recreational Facilities (48KB) D4-07

Community Grants and Subsidies (113KB) D4-08

Community Information Policy (110KB) D4-09

Disability Discrimination Policy (34KB) D4-10

Historical Services Collections Management Policy (225KB) D4-17  

Library Collection Development Policy (54KB) D4-11

Public Art Policy (32KB) D4-12

Public Art Guidelines (33KB)

Tutoring in the Library Policy (33KB) D4-13

Vacation Care Policy (32KB) D4-14

Writers at Stanton Policy (36KB) D4-15


Direction 5: Our Civic Leadership


Access to Council Information Policy (115KB) D5-01

Cash Handling Policy (105KB) D5-39

Catering Provision Policy (107KB) D5-35

Code of Conduct - Councillors and Staff (696KB) D5-03

Conduct Committee Charter (43KB)

Model Code of Conduct (767KB)

Code of Conduct - Contractors, their Staff and Business Associates (156KB) D5-02\

WHS Policy (206KB)

Code of Conduct - North Sydney Independent Planning Panel (225KB) D5-36 

Code of Conduct - Outdoor Fitness Training (40KB) D5-04

Code of Conduct - Precinct Office Bearers and Members (208KB) D5-05

Code of Conduct - Volunteers and Community Representatives (161KB) D5-06

Code of Meeting Principles and Practices (584KB) D5-07

Collection and Recording of Information Policy (85KB) D5-08

Community Engagement Policy (36KB) D5-09

Complaints Handling Policy (59KB) D5-10

Corporate Sponsorship Policy (30KB) D5-11

Councillor Access to Information and Interaction with Staff Policy (137KB) D5-12

Customer Service Policy (31KB) D5-13

Debt Management Policy (141KB) D5-14

Deputy Mayor Policy (110KB) D5-37

Disruptive and Abusive Customers Exclusion Policy (62KB) D5-15

Donations Policy (125KB) D5-41  

Enterprise Risk Management Policy (30KB) D5-16

Filming in the Council Area Policy (32KB) D5-17

Financial Hardship Policy (38KB) D5-18

Financial Investment Policy (53KB) D5-19

Financial Management Policy (43KB) D5-20

Fraud and Corruption Prevention Policy (155KB) D5-21

Gifts and Benefits Policy (39KB) D5-22

Green Purchasing Policy (126KB) D5-40

Internal Reporting - Public Interest Disclosures Policy (77KB) D5-23

Lobbying Policy (34KB) D5-24

Managing Unreasonable Complainant Conduct Policy (112KB) D5-25

Mayor and Councillor Facilities and Benefits Policy (189KB) D5-26

Media Liaison Policy (115KB) D5-27

Mediation Policy (47KB) D5-28

Organisational Sustainability Policy (33KB) D5-30

Open Government Policy  (28KB) D5-29

Oversight and Liaison with General Manager Policy (207KB) D5-31

Precinct System Policy (46KB) D5-32

Procurement Policy (105KB) D5-33

Related Party Disclosure Policy (286KB) D5-42  
Revenue Policy (532KB) D5-38

Volunteer Policy (47KB) D5-34