Council policies

Council has adopted a number of policies that provide the Council and staff with guidelines over a range of issues.

Note: Far North Coast Weeds and Richmond River County Council policies existed prior to the merging of the three councils and are currently under review.

Rous County Council Former Far North Coast Weeds Former Richmond River County Council
Asset capitalisation    
Asset management Code of Conduct Code of Conduct
Bulk water supply Code of Conduct procedures Code of Conduct procedures
Backflow prevention and cross connection Constituent contributions Delegates to floodplain management
Chairperson and member fees Designated persons Designated persons
Classification of land Job redesign Ecologically sustainable development
Code of Conduct Local weed management plans Floodgate and drainage management guidelines
Code of Conduct procedures Motor vehicle agreement Floodgate and drainage management guidelines policy
Community sponsorships and donations Procurement Procurement
Complaints handling Recognition of staff service Review of salary system
Designated persons Removal of noxious weeds - trees Reward for information
Drinking water quality Risk management Risk management
Dunoon catchment Salary system Work Health and Safety
Easement creation Staff expenses  
Environmental policy Telephone reimbursement  
Equal employment opportunity Work Health and Safety  
Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT)    
Fraud control    
Headworks charges    
Information communication technology    
Interview and relocation expenses    
Media interaction    
Nine-day fortnight    
On-site wastewater management in water supply catchments    
Payment of expenses and provision of facilities for chairperson and councillors    
Pensioner concession (see guidelines below)    
Pensioner concession guidelines    
Policy and procedure development    
Privacy management
For more information about privacy please visit the Information and Privacy Commission New South Wales website at
Private and secondary employment    
Private recreation, community events and commercial use on operational land    
Private recreation, community events and commercial use on land not owned by Rous Water - RCD catchment    
Protection of water catchment areas and recharge area impacted by Pacific Highway upgrades    
Public access to Council information    
Public Interest Disclosures
For more information about public interest disclosures please visit the NSW Ombudsman's website at
Rebate to community organisations    
Records management    
Related party disclosure    
Representation of elected councillors    
Retail water customers' account assistance (see Guidelines below)    
Retail water customers' account assistance guidelines    
Reticulation headworks charges    
Risk management    
Rural consumers    
Salary system    
Staff uniforms (office-based staff)    
Testing water meters    
Water cycle management    
Work Health and Safety    
Workplace surveillance