Our policies

Our policies provide guidelines and principles for decision-making processes and actions to the many services provided by the City.

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Being an employee of the City of Gold Coast involves a public trust. This means that duties must be carried out impartially and with integrity. Consequently, it is not appropriate for City employees to be offered, to accept or to give gifts and benefits that affect, may be likely to affect or could reasonably be perceived to affect, the performance of their official duties.

City employees must comply with the Public Service Commission (PSC) Directive No. 22/09 Gifts and Benefits and its associated Guidelines (as amended or replaced by the PSC from time to time) in respect to the treatment of benefits, gifts and rewards offered in connection with their duties.

A Register of Benefits and Gifts must be kept by:  

  • the Mayor in relation to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • the CEO in relation to Directors, employees of the Office of the CEO and employees of the Mayoral Support Unit
  • Directors in relation to employees in their directorate. Directors should ensure that their staff, including field staff, have convenient access to and are aware of the procedures for using the Register.  

The Local Government Regulation 2012 obliges councillors, the CEO, and senior executive employees to disclose specified financial and non-financial interests in a document known as a Register of Interests. Related persons must also disclose a Register of Interests in certain circumstances. Councillors and officers must comply with the attached procedure and standards for recording and submitting a Register of Interests. This policy outlines practices for the efficient management of the registers.

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