Fraud and Corruption Control

Council is committed to acting in the best interests of the community and upholding the principles of honesty, integrity and transparency, and therefore takes a zero-tolerance approach to fraud and corruption. Council will make all practical efforts to proactively reduce the risk of fraud and corruption and minimise its exposure to this risk.

In support of these commitments and in accordance with relevant legislative obligations, Council has developed a suite of policies to guide the ethical behaviour of Council officials and any businesses that Council has dealings with. The policies also establish the framework for how Council’s fraud and corruption risks will be controlled and how reports of suspected fraud and corruption will be managed.

 These policies include:

  • Code of Conduct;

  • Fraud and Corruption Control Policy;

  • Public Interest Disclosures Act Internal Reporting Policy; and

  • Statement of Business Ethics.

Members of the public are encouraged to make reports about suspected fraud or corruption involving Council in writing to the General Manager or, if the report concerns the General Manager, it can be made in writing to the Mayor.

Reports to the General Manager can be made via one of the contact options outlined at Council’s Contact Us webpage. Reports to the Mayor can also be made via one of these contact options or by emailing the Mayor directly. Current contact details for the Mayor are available on the Councillors webpage.

Reports of suspected fraud or corruption can also be made to the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).