Councillor meetings with registered lobbyists and property developers policy



  • Lobbying is an integral and legitimate activity for the functioning of a democratic system.
  • Lobbying also carries inherent risks of corruption, undue influence, unfair access and biased decision-making that are detrimental to the public interest and effective local governance.
  • It is in the public interest that lobbying is fair and does not undermine public confidence in impartial decision-making.
  • This policy aims to ensure community expectations are met in relation to ethical and transparent lobbying of Councillors.