Behavioural Management Policy

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The LGA’s Model Behavioural Management Policy applies to all South Australian councils until each council adopts their own.

A new Behavioural Management Framework for council members commenced on 17 November 2022. This framework is a major component of South Australia’s local government reform.

A key element of this new framework is the Behavioural Management Policy.  It is now mandatory for all councils to prepare and adopt a Behavioural Management Policy in accordance with section 262B of the Local Government Act 1999.

To support this requirement, new Local Government (Transitional Provisions) (Conduct) Amendment Regulations 2022 deem the LGA’s Model Behavioural Management Policy as each council’s Behavioural Management Policy until each council subsequently adopts its own policy.

Draft Policy open for community feedback

The City of Unley is currently seeking community feedback on its draft Behavioural Management Policy for Council Members.

The new policy reflects best practice behavioural management principles and sets out how a council will manage complaints about council member behaviour. Please read the draft Policy and provide feedback at Your Say Unley before Monday 9 October 2023.

Lodging complaints

Complaints can be lodged in writing and addressed to the Chief Executive Officer and marked private and confidential.

Via email:

In writing: PO Box 1, Unley SA 5061