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Policies

Port Stephens Council has a number of policies, which are listed below. If you have an enquiry relating to a policy, please contact us on 02 4988 0255.

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Access to Information policy

Published 24/10/2022

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Acquisition and Divestment of Land

Published 08/04/2019

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Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy

Published 22/01/2020

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Asbestos Management Policy

Published 26/04/2021

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Asset Disposal (other than property) Policy

Published 07/12/2021

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Asset Management Policy

Published 17/03/2022

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Beachside Holiday Parks Major Event Sponsorship and Promotions Policy

Published 07/12/2021

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Beachside Holiday Parks Terms Rules and Conditions Policy

Published 06/10/2021

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Budget Control and Authorisation Policy

Published 07/12/2021

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Bus Shelter Policy

Published 26/10/2022

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Cash Investment Policy

Published 13/05/2021

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Child Protection Policy

Published 17/10/2023

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Climate Change Policy

Published 22/03/2023

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Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in Public Places Policy

Published 03/11/2021

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Code of Conduct

Published 01/11/2022

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Code of Conduct Procedures

Published 01/11/2022

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Code of Meeting Practice

Published 19/04/2023

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Commercial Operators Policy

Published 16/09/2021

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Community Development Policy

Published 18/08/2022

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Community Group Loans Policy

Published 07/12/2021

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Community Leasing Licencing and Tenancy - Guideline

Published 12/10/2022

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Community Leasing Licencing and Tenancy Policy

Published 12/10/2022

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Complaint Handling Policy

Published 03/06/2021

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Compliance Policy

Published 20/09/2021

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Contribution to Works for Kerb and Gutter Construction Policy

Published 21/02/2022

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Corporate Events Sponsorship

Published 29/05/2019

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Council Prosecutions Policy

Published 22/01/2020

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Council Related Planning Matters Policy

Published 02/02/2023

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Councillor Induction and Professional Development Policy

Published 03/06/2021

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Customer Experience Charter

Published 07/12/2022

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Data Breach Policy

Published 04/12/2023

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Debt Recovery and Hardship Policy

Published 10/07/2023

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Dog Noise Policy

Published 30/09/2021

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E

Economic Development Policy - 2021

Published 26/08/2021

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Environment Policy

Published 22/03/2023

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Exceptions to Development Standards Policy

Published 12/01/2024

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F

Financial Assistance for the Disposal of Waste in Port Stephens Policy

Published 21/04/2022

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Floodplain Risk Management Policy

Published 31/05/2022

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Foreshore Vessel Storage Policy

Published 01/12/2023

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Fraud and Corruption Control Policy

Published 06/10/2023

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G

Gifts and Benefits Policy

Published 20/10/2022

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Grants and Donations Policy

Published 20/09/2021

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H

Heritage Policy

Published 07/10/2021

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Holiday Parks Major Event Sponsorship and Promotions

Published 07/01/2020

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Information & Direction Signs in Road Reserves Policy

Published 28/04/2021

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Information and Direction Signs in Road Reserves Code

Published 29/11/2021

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L

Legislative Compliance Policy

Published 26/04/2023

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M

Management of Competitive Neutrality Complaints Policy

Published 05/10/2021

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Managing Unreasonable Complainant Conduct Policy

Published 09/05/2023

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Media Liaison Policy

Published 26/06/2023

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Multicultural Policy

Published 28/04/2021

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Naming and Renaming of Reserves Policy

Published 13/05/2021

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O

On-Site Sewage Management Policy

Published 24/11/2021

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Outdoor Trading Policy

Published 14/12/2021

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Parks and Roadside Memorials Policy

Published 13/07/2022

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Parks Memorials Applications Assessment

Published 20/03/2023

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Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to Mayor and Councillors Policy

Published 21/02/2022

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Pecuniary Interest Returns Policy

Published 03/06/2021

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Port Stephens Annual Awards Policy - 2022

Published 09/12/2022

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Pricing Policy

Published 22/03/2023

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Procurement Policy

Published 04/04/2022

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Property Investment and Development

Published 02/05/2018

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Provision and Management of Cemeteries Policy

Published 31/05/2022

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Public Access to Records after 30 Years Policy

Published 19/10/2022

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Public Art Policy

Published 19/01/2021

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Public Interest Disclosures Policy

Published 04/12/2023

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Public Property Encroachment Policy

Published 28/06/2022

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Rates and Donations for Community Groups

Published 09/09/2020

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Receipt of Petitions Policy

Published 22/08/2022

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Related Party Disclosures Policy

Published 05/05/2021

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Requests for Assistance - Legal Costs Policy

Published 26/04/2023

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Rezoning Request Policy

Published 01/06/2022

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Risk Management Policy

Published 26/05/2021

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Road Naming Addressing Guidelines Policy

Published 07/12/2021

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Social Media Guidelines

Published 23/03/2022

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Sponsorship Policy

Published 20/09/2021

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Statement of Business Ethics Policy

Published 22/08/2022

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Tourism

Published 16/07/2020

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Tree Vandalism Policy

Published 22/03/2023

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Volunteer Policy

Published 05/10/2023

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Volunteer Recognition Policy

Published 03/11/2021

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Working Together and Provision of Information Policy

Published 03/06/2021

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Workplace Surveillance Policy

Published 19/10/2022

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