Central Coast Council at its Ordinary Meeting of 30 November 2020 resolved to place both the draft Gifts and Benefits Policy and the draft Lobbying Policy on public exhibition for 28 days to obtain community feedback on these two important policies.
The draft Gifts and Benefits Policy is a consolidation of the two former Councils gift and benefits policies and aligns with Council’s new Code of Conduct to support Council officials in the performance of their duties.
The draft Lobbying Policy captures the updated requirements in Council’s new Code of Conduct and attempts to ensure that community expectations are met in relation to the conduct of ethical and transparent lobbying activities of Council officials. The Policy also provides the safeguard to ensure that there is no misunderstanding regarding Council’s adopted position in relation to the engagement of lobbyists.
Full copies of the draft policies can be download from this webpage.
Submissions were invited between Friday 15 January and 5pm Friday 12 February 2021.