Lake Inverell

Code of Conduct

Council’s Code of Conduct sets the minimum requirements for behaviour for Councillors, Council staff, members of Council committees and contractors to Council in carrying out their functions.

It also identifies the standards of work performance and ethical conduct expected of all councillors, staff, committee members and contractors. The Code of Conduct assists council officials to:

  • understand and comply with the standards of conduct that are expected of them;
  • enable them to fulfil their statutory duty to act honestly and exercise a reasonable degree of care and diligence (section 439); and
  • act in a way that enhances public confidence in local government.

The code is based on the key principles of integrity, leadership, selflessness, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and respect.

Current Code of Conduct

The Local Government Act 1993 requires every council to adopt a code of conduct that incorporates the provisions of The Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW.

Council at its Ordinary Council meeting on the 24 April, 2019 adopted the following as its current Code of Conduct:

Council's Code of Conduct
Procedures for the Administration of the Codes of Conduct[449Kb - PDF]
Code of Conduct for Councillors[498Kb - PDF]
Code of Conduct for Council Staff[462Kb - PDF]
Code of Conduct for Council Committee Members, Delegates of Council
and Council Advisers
[447Kb - PDF]
Business Ethics Statement[60Kb - PDF]



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PO Box 138 Inverell NSW 2360

Administration Centre

144 Otho Street
Inverell NSW 2360

Phone: (02) 6728 8288
Fax: (02) 6728 8277
ABN: 72 695 204 530


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