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The 2011 Division of Local Government Promoting Better Practice Review (PDF 1MB) was conducted in February.

The review was designed to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of Council's operations, as a follow up to the previous Promoting Better Practice review conducted in 2005.

The review examined Council's implementation of recommendations from the 2005 review; its planning and development processes and decision making, the application of the code of conduct, assets and financial management, the implementation of integrated planning and reporting framework, the relationship between Councillors as well as the relationship between Councillors and Council staff.

The final report was tabled at the Ordinary Council meeting held on 13 December 2011.

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Council, at its Ordinary Meeting on 13 September 2005, tabled the results of a Department of Local Government Review of its operations. Part of the Departments Local Government Reform Program on Promoting Better Practice, the report contains forty one recommendations across six areas. The Council is required to report back to the department within six months on its progress toward implementing the recommendations.

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Governance Manager
: (02) 4988 0255
: (02) 4983 1918
council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au