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.