Our systems of governance

Good governance is at the heart of everything we do at the City of Sydney, covering the culture, processes, systems, policies and practices that we use to guide our every day operations.

Good governance creates confidence in Council. It ensures we deliver what we say we will deliver and that we act in an ethical way.

Our governance guide outlines the system of governance at the City – how we plan, monitor, review and report on our operations. It provides an insight into how decisions are made and the structures that support the City as a well-governed organisation.

A copy of the governance guide is available for download below along with our 2011 fraud and corruption internal reporting policy.

Inside this section find out more about our code of conduct, privacy practices and policies, and risk management.

You can also find out how the City responds to and manages compliments and complaints to Council.

The City of Sydney will ensure its business relationships are ethical, honest, fair and consistent. The City's business dealings will be transparent and open to public scrutiny wherever possible. Read our Business ethics statement.


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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 April 2014