Resources for council officers
Local governments must comply with a range of statutory requirements prescribed by the Local Government Act 2009 and the Local Government Regulation 2012. A range of checklists have been developed to assist local governments comply with these.
View the templates below created to help local governments develop policies, guidelines etc required under legislation.
Model meeting procedures (PDF, 262KB)
Procedures available for Queensland local governments to adopt as a minimum mandatory procedure or as a guide to develop compliant customised meeting procedures.
Standing orders for council meetings including standing committees ‘best practice guide’ (DOC, 512KB)
Template best practice guide for Queensland local governments to adopt as additional standing orders for council meetings.
Example investigation policy (DOC, 274KB)
Example policy available for local governments to adopt as a mandatory investigations policy for dealing with complaints about councillor conduct in Queensland..
Supporting information for developing administrative support guidelines (PDF, 215KB)
Supporting information containing matters councils should consider when developing guidelines for councillor administration support staff.
Sample councillor advisor role description (DOC, 267KB)
Sample position description and responsibilities for councillor advisor advertisements.
Last updated: 16 Jun 2022