Policies

Council Policies at the City of Melville

 

Accounting Policy - CP-025

 

Acting Chief Executive Officer - CP-007


POLICY OBJECTIVE To allow the proper appointment of an Acting Chief Executive Officer in accordance with the Local Government Act 1995.
 

Advisory and Management Committees - CP-021

 

Amenity Policy - CP-067


The policy outlines where an Amenity Impact Statement is required to be lodged with a planning application as discretion is sought to development provisions such as plot ratio or building height which may have a significant detrimental impact on the amenity of adjoining properties or the locality.
 

Architectural and Urban Design Advisory Panel - CP-069


The Policy outlines the process for the establishment and operation of an Architectural and Urban Design Advisory Panel. The Panel is to provide advice on the architectural and urban design merit of certain development proposals and any other matters relating to future development in the City.
 

Asset Management - CP-031

 

Borrowings Asset Financing - CP-024


POLICY OBJECTIVES To affirm that the preferred policy position of Council is to remain debt free, and should that not be practicable, to set out the circumstances in which the Council may consider Borrowings or Other Financial Accommodation to fund the acquisition, renewal or construction of specified assets and to provide guidance as to the appropriate terms of any such borrowing.
 

Citizenship Ceremonies - CP-001

 

City of Melville Prayer - CP-019

 

Civic and Ceremonial Functions - CP-016

 

Code of Conduct - CP-041


The Local Government Act 1995 (the Act) requires every council to prepare or adopt a code of conduct to be observed by all council members and committee members. The City of Melville has decided that it will have separate codes of conduct for Elected Members and employees.It is the personal responsibility of Elected Members to comply with the standards in the code and regularly review their understanding of the code to ensure ongoing compliance.
 

Code of Conduct - Employees

 

Complaints Management Policy CP-101


Council Policy
 

Disability Access and Inclusion Policy - CP-084


POLICY OBJECTIVESTo ensure compliance with the WA Disability Services Act (1993) and to promote, outline and specify the Council’s commitment to ensure people with disabilities have equal opportunities of access and community inclusion to Council services, products, facilities and information and are consulted in appropriate and meaningful ways to facilitate participation in decision-making that affects their lives.
 

Disaster Appeals - CP-022

 

Discretionary Services - CP-038

 

Elected Members Allowances and Expenses - CP-091

 

Elected Members Professional Development - CP-092

 

Employee Appointments - CP-026


POLICY OBJECTIVES To ensure the City of Melville complies with the Local Government Act 1995 in relation to Employee appointments.
 

Energy Efficiency in Building Design - CP-080


POLICY OBJECTIVE To encourage the incorporation of environmentally sustainable and energy efficient design principles as standard practice in the development of buildings.
 

Environmental Policy - CP-030

 

Ex Gratia Payments - CP-011

 

Financial Sustainability Forward Financial Planning And Funding Allocation - CP-008


POLICY STATEMENT The City of Melville recognises the need to plan for the current and future needs of its citizens in a socially, culturally, environmentally and financially sustainable manner. The Citys longterm financial performance and position is considered sustainable when planned longterm service and infrastructure levels and standards are met without undue reliance ona very limited number of revenue streamsuncontrollable, temporary or highly variable revenue sources large variations in rates increases or unplanned cuts to services.
 

Fraud and Corruption Prevention Policy - CP-062

 

Height of Buildings - CP-066


Council Policy
 

Honorary Freeman of the City of Melville - CP-012

 

Investment of Funds Policy - CP-009


The Citys investment objectives will be met through the application of this Policy which provides guidelines with respect to the investment of City of Melville (the City) funds by defining levels of risk considered prudent for public monies. Liquidity requirements are determined to ensure the funds are available as and when required and take account of appropriate benchmarks for rates of return commensurate with the low levels of risk and liquidity requirements. The policy ensures that perceived or potential conflicts of interest for the Citys officers, investment advisers and fund managers or the sellers or promoters of investment products, are carefully managed and that investments are appropriately authorised and meet ethical and public acceptability standards.
 

Land Property Retention, Disposal and Acquisition - CP-005


POLICY OBJECTIVES To provide a policy framework through which the City can consider its freehold and vested reserve land and property assets and make decisions, using a systematic informed approach, with respect to the retention, disposal or acquisition of such assets.To ensure that decisions made in relation to the use of City of Melville land and property assets ensure maximum return to the City by either realising a commercial level of financial return or by fulfilling a community benefit aligned to the visions of te the City of Melville or a combination thereof.
 

Legal Representation - CP-017

 

LPP1.11 Canning Highway Precinct Design Guidelines


The policy outlines strategies and principles in relation to the assessment of future development located on land zoned Residential or Mixed Use within one street block of Canning Highway within the City of Melville.
 

LPP1.12 Child Minding Centres and Family Day Care


The policy contains provisions for the assessment of proposed Child Minding Centres and Family Day Care operations in the City of Melville.
 

LPP1.13 Bed and Breakfast Accommodation


The policy facilitates the development of appropriately located Bed and Breakfast Accommodation within the City in the interests of residential amenity.
 

LPP1.14 Temporary Structures


The policy contains provisions regarding the use and location of temporary structures such as sea containers, skip bins for construction and/or storage purposes within the City of Melville.
 

LPP1.15 Market Uses


The policy contains provisions regarding the appropriate location and minimum standards to operate a market in the City of Melville.
 

LPP1.16 Flood and Security Lighting


The policy contains provisions regarding the installation of outdoor flood and security lighting within the City of Melville.
 

LPP1.1 Planning Process & Decision Making


The policy outlines the assessment and advertising processes for planning applications within the City of Melville.
 

LPP1.3 Waste and Recyclables Collection for Multiple Dwellings Mixed Use Developments and Non-Residential Developments


The policy outlines the requirements and process for compiling and implementing Waste Management Plans for new and existing multiple dwelling, mixed use and non-residential developments within the City of Melville.
 

LPP1.4 Provision of Public Art in Development Proposals


The policy contains provisions regarding the provision of public art either through an art scheme or cash in lieu for new multiple dwelling, mixed use and non-residential developments within the City of Melville, that cost $1 million or greater.
 

LPP1.6 Car Parking and Access


This policy contains provisions regarding car parking for non-residential developments within the City of Melville. This includes applications for new developments and change of use applications.
 

LPP1.7 Telecommunications Facilities and Communications Equipment


The policy contains guidance for members of the public and applicants against which applications for telecommunications and communications development will be assessed by the City of Melville.
 

LPP1.8 Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design of Buildings


The policy contains principles on crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) which are to be applied to planning applications to minimise the potential for developments to facilitate/support crime or antisocial behaviour within the City of Melville.
 

LPP2.1 Non-Residential Development


The provisions of this policy apply to all non-residential development within the City of Melville including additions to existing and new development.
 

LPP2.3 Chemists in Medical Centres


This policy applies to proposed chemists within Medical Centres that are located within the 'Mixed Use', 'Centre' and 'Private Clubs, Institutions and Places of Worship' zones of the City of Melville.
 

LPP3.1 Residential Development


This policy applies to residential development within the City of Melville for new houses including additions to existing houses such as carports, patios and front fences.
 

LPP3.2 Additional Development Exemptions


This policy contains provisions to permit certain development without needing to apply for planning approval within the City of Melville.
 

LPP3.3 Exhibition Display Homes


The policy contains standards and controls for the development of exhibition/display homes within the City of Melville
 

LPP3.4 Tennis Courts


The policy contains provisions in relation to the installation and use of tennis courts on residential properties within the City of Melville.
 

LPP3.5 Home Occupation Relative to Sexual Services Business Policy


The policy was prepared to assist in the determination of planning applications where the operation of sexual services businesses were proposed as part of a Home Occupation or Home Business in the City of Melville.
 

LPP4.1 Royal Australian Airforce Association Masterplan


The policy contains the Masterplan for the Royal Australian Airforce Association site in Bull Creek.
 

LPP4.2 All Saints College Master Plan


The Masterplan guides future development of All Saints College, Bull Creek.
 

LPP4.3 Heathcote Heritage Precinct Signage Strategy


The policy contains objections and development provisions regarding the installation of directional and advertising within the Heathcote Heritage Precinct in the City of Melville.
 

Naming of Roads, Parks, Buildings and Infrastructure - CP-096

 

Neighbourhood Development - Community Hub Policy - CP-037

 

Nomination on WALGA Committees - CP-020

 

Non Monetary Grants Policy Community Partnership Fund - CP-095

 

Occupational Health and Safety Policy - OP-005

 

Outdoor Advertising and Signage - CP-093


Council Policy
 

Parking Permit Policy CP-097

 

Path Policy - CP-033

 

Physical Activity - CP-028

 

Procurement of Products or Services - CP-023

 

Provision of Mayoral Vehicle - CP-083

 

Public Health Wellbeing Policy - CP-040

 

Public Relations CP-003


POLICY OBJECTIVE To ensure that information received by the Community accurately reflects the position of the Council and enhances the public image of the City of Melville.
 

Quality Policy - CP-039


Policy Objective: To provide guidance and direction to all stakeholders of the City of Melville (the City) in respect to the attainment of excellence and quality outcomes through a continuous improvement philosophy underpinned by the implementation of, and adherence to, internationally accredited quality and business excellence standards with the objective of ensuring stakeholder satisfaction and loyalty and community wellbeing. In addition and where practical, the City will integrate the principles of the ISO 9001 Quality Management; ISO 14001 Environmental Management; and the AS/NZS 4801 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.
 

Quasi - Judicial Role - CP-052

 

Question Time at Committee and Council Meetings CP-014

 

Recognition of Elected Members Services - CP-015

 

Recording of Meetings - CP-088

 

Risk Management Policy CP-099

 

Road Safety Audit Policy - CP-034

 

School Parking Policy - CP-035

 

Self Supporting Loans - CP-010


POLICY OBJECTIVE To provide guidelines by which financial assistance by way of selfsupporting loans to non profit clubs or organisations for capital improvement works onto land or buildings owned or vested in the City of Melville will be considered.
 

Severance Policy - CP-027


This Severance Policy outlines the circumstances and manner of assessment upon which the City of Melville will pay an employee an amount (severance payment) in addition to any amount to which they are entitled under a contract of employment, award, enterprise bargaining agreement or order by a Court or Tribunal. This policy shall not be considered as a contractual entitlement under the employment relationship..
 

Stakeholder Engagement Policy - CP-002

 

Street Numbering Policy - CP-068


The policy contains minimum standards in relation to property numbering within the City of Melville.
 

Street Tree Policy - CP-029


All trees are assets of the City that contribute to the well-being of the community and to the natural environment. The City recognises and values the significance of street trees within the urban setting for the many social, economic and environmental benefits they provide. The City is committed to protecting, maintaining and increasing its street tree population whilst meeting its obligation to provide a safe environment for the community.
 

Terms of Office - CP-018

 

Urban Forest and Green Space Policy CP-102

 

Use of Elected Member Meeting Rooms and Facilities CP-004

 

Verge Treatment Policy - CP-086

 

Waste Minimisation - CP-036