Open and Transparent Government


As a representative of the people, I recognise the fundamental importance of an open and transparent government that is accountable to the community. This policy outlines my commitment to fostering a culture of openness, accessibility, and accountability in all aspects of governance.




    1. Open Information Access: I promote that Council information, where compliant with Information Privacy legislation, shall be made readily available to the public through accessible and user-friendly channels.


    1. Proactive Disclosure: I promote that Council will proactively disclose information that is of public interest through various mechanisms such as news channels, websites, social media, and print media.


    1. Public Participation: I encourage the community to be given ample opportunities to participate in the decision-making process, especially on matters that directly impact their lives. This will involve various avenues for public consultations, town hall meetings, and online platforms to gather feedback on policies, regulations, and projects.


    1. Ethical Transparency: I will uphold the requirement for my disclosure of potential conflicts of interest. This information will be made publicly accessible to prevent undue influence and maintain public trust.




    1. Training and Awareness: I will undergo and maintain my training on the principles of open and transparent governance.




    This policy reflects my commitment to a government that is accountable, accessible, and responsive to the needs and aspirations of our citizens. By upholding the principles of open and transparent governance, I aim to strengthen democracy, build trust, and foster a more engaged and informed society.