Best Practice Governance Policies

OLG is developing a suite of best practice governance policies. These model policies use a “best of breed” approach to existing council policies and reflect what OLG sees as best practice in the local government sector.

OLG has issued a best practice Model Social Media Policy, Model Councillor and Staff Interaction Policy and Model Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy. These are available below in Word format for use by councils.

The model policies are not mandatory, and councils are free to choose whether to use them or to adapt them for their own purposes. If adopted, the policies will operate to supplement the provisions of councils’ adopted codes of conduct.

OLG will also be issuing a Model Media Policy and a Model Councillor Lobbying Policy.


Current Model Policies


Current Consultations