Council policies set governing principles and guide the direction of the Shire to align with community values and aspirations. These policies have a strategic, external focus and align with the mission, vision and strategic direction of the Shire.

Council Policies are developed to further the achievement of the Shire's strategic goals or contribute to outcomes relating to mandatory obligations. They are defined courses of action related to particular circumstances which guide staff in what is permissible when dealing with related matters.