The policies, procedures and documents of Barkly Regional Council sit alongside the governing legislation of the Local Government Act providing a basis for all operations.

The policies and documents below are approved by Council and reflect Councils commitment to good governance, transparency and accountability. Barkly Regional Council has various policies which broadly fall into three main categories:
  1. LEGISLATED POLICIES: Policies contained within relevant legislation, such as the “Local Government Act", are automatically applicable to Council.
  2. GENERAL POLICY DIRECTIONS: Currently general policy directions, e.g. By-Laws, are brought to Council through the relevant standing committee before implementation.
  3. STAFF DIRECTION/S: Staff directions are generally authorised by the CEO, and may emanate from a particular situation that has arisen.