A key objective of OSCAR is that our Councils practice transparent and accountable governance, including community consultation that is respected and acted upon.

This is underpinned by the local government principles outlined in the Local Government Act 2009
(a)  transparent and effective processes, and decision-making in the public interest; and
(b)  sustainable development and management of assets and infrastructure, and delivery of effective services; and
(c)  democratic representation, social inclusion and meaningful community engagement; and
(d)  good governance of, and by, local government; and
(e)  ethical and legal behaviour of councillors and local government employees.

 

Governance articles and links

The Fitzgerald Principles (Sunshine Coast Daily July 2017)
7 principles of public life (GOV.UK)

The role of a councillor/mayor (DILGP)

Good Governance Guide (Victoria)

Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW – Draft (NEW)

Noosa Mayor on open government

Crime and Corruption Commission (QLD)

Operation Belcarra: Reforming local government in Queensland
Operation Belcarra – Report summary
Government response to Operation Belcarra