Policies

Whitsunday Regional Council’s Policy Framework governs how policies are developed, adopted and implemented, with a view to ensuring that Council policies are relevant, consistent and compliant with legislation.

Council has adopted the following policies to support its vision for the region and allow for good decision-making processes.

For more information regarding Council policies or the Policy Framework please contact Council.
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Access to Computers, Internet and WiFi in Council Libraries Policy - Adopted 22 August 2018 [PDF 95KB]
Administrative Action Complaints Management Policy - Adopted 11 July 2018 [PDF 94KB]
Advertising Policy - Adopted 28 February 2018 [PDF 150KB]
Arrangement to Pay Rates - Rate Relief due to Hardship Policy - Adopted 15 July 2020 [PDF 300KB]
Arts & Culture Policy - Adopted 13 June 2018
Asset Accounting  Policy - Adopted 14 November 2018 [PDF 378 KB]
Asset Management Policy - Adopted 14 November 2018 [PDF 176 KB]

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Briefing Session Policy [PDF 137KB]
Bushfire Management Policy - Adopted 22 August 2018 [PDF 96KB]
Bushfire Management Plan - Adopted 22 August 2018 [PDF 2.3MB]
Business Activities Policy - Adopted 15 July 2020  [PDF 500 KB]
Busking Policy - Adopted 25 July 2018 [PDF 210KB]
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Cemeteries Policy  - Adopted 12 June 2019 [PDF 230KB]
Child Protection Risk Management Policy - Adopted 13 June 2018 [PDF 228KB]
Climate Change Adaptation Policy - Adopted 23 April 2019 [PDF 96KB]
Climate Change Adaptation Strategy [PDF 634KB]
Climate Change Mitigation Policy - Adopted 10 April 2019 [PDF 91KB]
Climate Change Mitigation Strategy [PDF 2,178KB]
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) - Adopted 28 February 2018 [PDF 183KB]
Coconut Tree Management Policy  - Adopted 13 March 2019 [PDF 135KB]
Community Engagement Policy - Adopted 28 March 2018 (PDF 279)
Community Grants Policy - Adopted 13 June 2018 [PDF 203.77KB]
Competitive Neutrality Complaints Policy - Adopted 28 November 2018 [PDF 277 KB]
Complaints about Public Official Policy - Adopted 10 July 2019 [PDF 277KB]
Concealed Water Leaks Concession Policy - Adopted 15 July 2020  [PDF 199KB]
Confidentiality Policy for Councillors - Adopted 28 February 2018 [PDF 67KB]
Contributed Assets Policy - Adopted 14 November 2018 [PDF 180KB]
Council Caretaker Period Policy - Adopted 29 January 2020 [PDF 196KB] 
Council Committees Policy - Adopted 10 April 2019 [PDF145KB]
Council Meeting Standing Orders - Adopted 23 April 2019 [PDF 67 KB]
Councillor Conduct Investigation Policy - Adopted 3 December 2018 [PDF 140KB]
Councillor Contact with Developers, Consultants, Lobbyists and Submitters Policy - Adopted 28 February 2018 [PDF 139KB]
Councillors Acceptable Request Policy - Adopted 27 February 2019 [PDF 100KB]
Councillor Facility and Expense Policy - Adopted 8 July 2020 [PDF 666KB]
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Debt (Borrowing) Policy - Adopted 15 July 2020 [PDF 215KB]
Development Application Fee Refund Policy - Adopted 28 November 2018 [PDF 252KB]
Development Incentive Policy - Adopted 13 August 2019 [PDF 119KB]
Donations on Rates & Services Charges for Not-for-Profit Organisations Policy - Adopted 11 July 2018 [PDF 66KB]
Donations on Rates & Services Charges - Affordable Housing Organisations Policy - Adopted 11 July 2018 [PDF 49KB]
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Education, Compliance and Enforcement Policy - Adopted 14 February 2018 [PDF 320 KB]
Entertainment and Hospitality Policy - Adopted 11 July 2018  [PDF 168KB]
Equity and Access Policy - Adopted 22 August 2018 [PDF 90KB]
Erosion and Sediment Control Policy - Adopted 26 September 2018 [PDF 95KB]
Erosion and Sediment Control Program - Adopted 26 September 2018 [PDF 348KB]
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Facade Improvement Policy - Adopted 11 December [PDF 187KB]
Fraud and Corruption Control Policy - Adopted 22 May 2019 [PDF 54KB]
Financial Delegation Policy - Adopted 13 August 2019 [PDF173KB]
Financial Support for a Junior Elite Athlete - Adopted 11 July 2018 [PDF 180 KB] 
Flying Fox Statement of Management Intent Policy - Adopted 28 February 2018
Footpath & Nature Strip Maintenance Policy - Adopted 13 March 2019 [PDF 210KB]
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General Debtors Policy - Adopted 15 July 2020 [PDF 118KB]
Gifts and Benefits Policy - Adopted 28 February 2018 [PDF 281KB]
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Identification of Owner Occupied Status Policy - Adopted 15 July 2020 [PDF 578KB]
Incoming Grant Funding Application Policy - Adopted 11 July 2018 [PDF 227KB]
Infrastructure Charges Administration Policy - Adopted 29 June 2018 [PDF 300 KB]
Interest Free Loans to Not for profit Sporting and Community Groups Policy - Adopted 22 May 2019 [PDF 270KB]
Interest on Overdue Rates and Charges Policy - Adopted 15 July 2020 [PDF 484KB]
Investment Policy - Adopted 15 July 2020  [PDF 330KB]
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Liability Claims against Whitsunday Regional Council Policy - Adopted 13 August 2019 [PDF 511KB]
Library Patrons Conditions of Entry Policy - Adopted 22 August 2018 [PDF 93KB]
Local Heritage Register Policy - Adopted 10 April 2019 [PDF 252KB]
Low Pressure Sewerage Reticulation - Adopted 22 November 2017 [PDF 178KB]
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Major Festival and Event Support Policy - Adopted 11 September 2019 [125KB]
Media Relations Policy - Adopted 24 April 2018 [PDF 33KB]
Memorials in Council Parks, Gardens, Open Spaces and Road Reserves Policy  - Adopted 13 March 2019 [PDF 155KB]
Motor Vehicle Use Policy [PDF 574KB]
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Payment Arrangement Rate Relief due to Hardship Policy - Adopted 15 July 2020 [PDF 300KB]
Pensioner Rates Rebate Policy  - Adopted 15 July 2020 [PDF 475KB]
Private Email and Social Media Platforms - Adopted 28 March 2018
Procurement Policy  -  Adopted 13 December 2017[PDF 71KB]
Property Access Policy - Adopted 13 August 2019 [PDF 135KB]
Public Interest Disclosure Policy - Adopted 28 February 2018 [PDF 137KB] 
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Rates Concession for Pensioners - Deferral Arrangement Policy - Adopted 15 July 2020 [PDF 391KB]
Rates and Charges Recovery Policy - Adopted 15 July 2020 [PDF 430 KB]
Rate Relief due to Hardship Policy -  Adopted 15 July 2020 [PDF 300KB]
Rates Prompt Payment Discount - Special Circumstances Policy - Adopted 15 July 2020 [PDF 588KB]
Regional Domestic Water Services Policy - Adopted 11 September 2019 [PDF 958KB]
Reimbursement of Expenses and Provision of Facilities for Councillors - Adopted 28 February 2018 [PDF 600KB] 
Related Party Disclosure Policy - Adopted 28 February 2018 PDF 578KB]
Revenue Policy  - Adopted 29 January 2020 [PDF 353KB]
Risk Management Policy - Adopted 22 May 2019 [PDF 100 KB]
Road Register Policy [PDF 495KB]
Rural Slashing Policy - Adopted 13 August 2019 [PDF 94.5KB]
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Social Media Policy - Adopted 28 August 2019 [PDF 790KB]
Sponsorship Agreement Policy - Adopted 22 August 2018 [PDF 100KB]
Sub Metering Policy - Adopted 25 September 2019 [PDF 175KB]
Supplementary Utility Charges Policy - Adopted 15 July 2020 [PDF 250KB]
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Trade Waste Policy - Adopted 25 September 2019 [PDF 99KB]
Trust Funds Policy - Adopted 8 August 2018 [PDF 100KB]
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Water Charges to Properties within a Community Title Scheme Policy - Adopted 15 July 2020  [PDF 378 KB]
Water Concealed Leaks (Concession for) Policy - Adopted 15 July 2020 [PDF 199KB]
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