Policies and By Laws

Policies are guidelines to which Elected Members and Staff refer when making decisions on certain issues.

The Local Government Act 1999 enables Council to set their own Policies and Bylaws, which, after Council's initial approval are published in the SA Government Gazette before they can be officially enforced by authorised officers of Council.

The Berri Barmera Council has developed a set of Policies which are continually updated to reflect changes in circumstances or if a new issue arises.

Some Policies are mandatory and are required under legislation to reflect this Council's application of various Acts of Parliament. These compulsory Policies are:

  • Access to Meetings - Code of Practice (Public Consultation)
  • Code of Conduct - Elected & Committee Members (Public Consultation)
  • Code of Conduct for Employees
  • Confidentiality Provisions - Code of Practice
  • Procurement (Contracting and Tendering)
  • Order Making Policy  (Public Consultation)
  • Public Consultation  (Public Consultation)
  • Review of Council Decisions (Including Handling Complaints)


No. 1 - Permits and Penalties
No. 2 - Moveable Signs
No. 3 - Council Land
No. 4 - Roads
No. 5 - Dogs
No. 6 - Cats


A full listing of Council's current Policies is provided below or you can search for a specific key word or title here -


pdf Abandoned Vehicle Policy(143 kb)

pdf Appraisal - Chief Executive Officer Policy(168 kb)

pdf Asset Accounting Policy(382 kb)

pdf Asset Management Policy(191 kb)

pdf Budget - Annual Policy(170 kb)

pdf Building and Swimming Pool Inspection Policy(215 kb)

pdf Camping, Caravanning and Recreational Vehicle Policy(161 kb)

pdf CCTV Policy(173 kb)

pdf Children and Vulnerable Persons' Safety Policy(119 kb)

pdf Citizenship Ceremonies Policy(152 kb)

pdf Code of Conduct - Council Employees(208 kb)

pdf Community Grants and Assistance Policy(205 kb)

pdf Community Wastewater Management Scheme (CWMS) (Connection fees)(126 kb)

pdf Complaints - Review of Council Decisions (including handling complaints) Policy(213 kb)

pdf Confidentiality Provisions Policy(217 kb)

pdf Construction of Unmade Roads Policy(175 kb)

pdf Council representations and delegations Policy(209 kb)

pdf Credit Card Cardholders Register(83 kb)

pdf Credit Card Purchasing Policy(310 kb)

pdf Debt Recovery Policy(156 kb)

pdf Delegations under the Development Act 1993 and Development Regulations 2008 Policy(189 kb)

pdf Deputy Mayor Chairperson Council Committees Policy(210 kb)

pdf Driveways - Crossing Policy(1181 kb)

pdf Elected Member - Access to Information Policy(244 kb)

pdf Elected Member - Managing Elected Members Code of Conduct (Breach of Code) Complaints Policy(165 kb)

pdf Elected Member Electronic Communication and iPad Policy(230 kb)

pdf Elected Member Support Policy(548 kb)

pdf Elected Member Training Policy(321 kb)

pdf Elected Members - RecordsManagement(185 kb)

pdf Elected Members and Committee Members - Code of Conduct for(211 kb)

pdf Election signs - Control of Policy(226 kb)

pdf Elections - Caretaker Policy(284 kb)

pdf Elections Casual Vacancy Policy(189 kb)

pdf Electronic Communications Policy(229 kb)

pdf Emergency (Provision of Council Resources to Support the Emergency Services in Emergencies) Policy(144 kb)

pdf Fees and Charges Policy(254 kb)

pdf Financial Hardship (CWMS) Policy(180 kb)

pdf Fines-Rates Recovery Policy(165 kb)

pdf Flag Flying Policy(250 kb)

pdf Food Business Inspection Policy - Food Act 2001(161 kb)

pdf Footpath Construction Policy(154 kb)

pdf Fraud and Corruption Prevention Policy(385 kb)

pdf Grants Policy(157 kb)

pdf Hard Waste Collection Policy(96 kb)

pdf Horse Riding Policy(577 kb)

pdf Informal Gatherings Policy(175 kb)

pdf Internal Financial Control Policy(179 kb)

pdf Land Development Infrastructure Guildelines Policy(283 kb)

pdf Leases, Licences and Permit Policy(210 kb)

pdf Library Collection Development Policy(454 kb)

pdf Library Conditions of Use Policy(328 kb)

pdf Liquor Licensing Policy(204 kb)

pdf Mayor Chairpersons Seeking Legal Advice Policy(201 kb)

pdf Media and Communication Policy(190 kb)

pdf Meeting Procedures - Code of Practice(357 kb)

pdf Meetings (Access to) - Code of Practice(288 kb)

pdf Mobile Temporary vending policy(164 kb)

pdf Order Making Policy(287 kb)

pdf Outdoor Dining Policy(208 kb)

pdf Permit Parking Policy(596 kb)

pdf Plant and Equipment - Emergency use of Policy(133 kb)

pdf Plant and Equipment - Employee use of Policy(164 kb)

pdf Plant Operations - Plant Replacement Policy(180 kb)

pdf Policy Development Policy(212 kb)

pdf Private Works Policy(164 kb)

pdf Procurement (Contracting and Tendering) Policy(317 kb)

pdf Public Consultation and Community Engagement Policy(228 kb)

pdf Rate Capping 2019-2020 Policy(163 kb)

pdf Rate Rebate 2019-2020 Policy(254 kb)

pdf Rate Remission 2019/2020 Policy(379 kb)

pdf Rating Policy(180 kb)

pdf Risk Management Framework(396 kb)

pdf Risk Management Policy(155 kb)

pdf Road and Street Naming Policy(243 kb)

pdf Roads (Valuation of Land Under Roads) Policy(144 kb)

pdf signage policy - Community/Town Entrance/Tourism/Real Estate Signs(190 kb)

pdf Support (Business and Residential Development) Policy(192 kb)

pdf Tourism Services Policy(184 kb)

pdf Treasury Management Policy(176 kb)

pdf Trees - Township and Rural Policy(587 kb)

pdf Unclad Bathing Policy(1261 kb)

pdf Urban House Numbering Policy(170 kb)

pdf Vaughan Terrace War Memorial Policy(167 kb)

pdf Volunteer Management Policy(106 kb)

pdf Waste (Kerbside Waste, Recycling and Green Waste Service) Policy(219 kb)

pdf Whistleblower Protection Policy(272 kb)

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