To assist councillors, General Managers and the Responsible Accounting Officers of councils to invest surplus funds in a prudent and appropriate manner, all councils are required to develop an investment policy. Investment Policy Guidelines were developed to provide assistance with the preparation of a policy and the prudent and appropriate management of a council’s surplus funds.

Investments are not considered to be a principal activity for councils, but the knowledge and skill required to manage investments can be quite specialised.

Click on the links below for information about council investments.