Governance Framework
  • Last updated:
  • 25 May 2016

The Sunshine Coast Council Governance Framework is a set of systems. Each system helps council meets its goal of great governance and includes: 

  • high performing staff
  • high standards of policies, practices and procedures
  • risk management
  • responsible use of resources
  • being trustworthy, reliable and dependable.
  • These systems working together allow for council's vision and objectives to be achieved. This can occur even amongst competing and changing social, economic and environmental issues.

    Corporate objectives

    • Corporate Plan
    • Annual Operational Plan
    • Annual Budget
    • Adopted Strategies

    Corporate Governance directs and controls local government and allows for better decision making. Below is an overview of the Corporate Governance framework process and practice systems.

    Organisational framework

    These structural elements are set in place by legislation, the council, and the CEO. They provide leadership and direction for councillors, management and employees.

    Management structure

    • Council meetings (and committees)
    • Audit Committee
    • Organisational structure (including Executive Leadership Team)

    Management standards

    • Organisational values
    • Legislation
    • Council policies (including codes of conduct)
    • Delegations
    • Management directives
    • Communication of standards
    • Risk management

    Accountability framework

    These structural elements provide assurance that the local government achieves its goals.

    Control monitoring and review

    • Manage, monitor and review risks
    • Internal reporting
    • Monitoring and review
      • Internal audit
      • Council (and committees)
      • Audit committee
      • Executive Leadership Team
      • Extended Management Team

    External Reporting

    • External audit
    • Financial stewardship
    • Performance reporting
    • Corporate governance disclosure