Council policies

Council has adopted a number of policies that provide the Council and staff with guidelines over a range of issues.

Note: Far North Coast Weeds and Richmond River County Council policies existed prior to the merging of the three councils and are currently under review.

Rous County Council Former Far North Coast Weeds Former Richmond River County Council
Asset capitalisation Procurement Delegates to floodplain management
Asset management Risk management Ecologically sustainable development
Backflow prevention and cross connection    
Chairperson and member fees   Procurement
Classification of land   Risk management
Code of Conduct    
Code of Conduct Procedures    
Community sponsorships and donations    
Debt management and financial hardship    
Drinking Water Quality    
Environmental policy    
Equal employment opportunity    
Feedback and Complaints Handling    
Financial Reserves    
Fraud and Corruption Control    
Headworks charges    
Human Resources - Employment Conditions    
Interview and relocation expenses    
Media interaction    
On-site wastewater management in water supply catchments    
Payment of expenses and provision of facilities for chairperson and councillors    
Pensioner concession (see guidelines below)    
Pensioner concession guidelines    
Policy and procedure development    
Privacy management
For more information about privacy please visit the Information and Privacy Commission New South Wales website at
Private recreation, community events and commercial use on operational land    
Private recreation, community events and commercial use on land not owned by Rous Water - RCD catchment    
Protection of water catchment areas and recharge area impacted by Pacific Highway upgrades    
Public interest disclsoures
For more information about public interest disclosures please visit the NSW Ombudsman's website at
Records management    
Related party disclosure    
Representation of elected councillors    
Retail water customers' account assistance (see Guidelines below)    
Retail water customers' account assistance guidelines    
Revenue (extract from 'Integrated planning and reporting framework')    
Risk management    
Rural consumers    
Testing water meters    
Work Health and Safety    
Workplace surveillance