Have your say on Council’s Draft Good Governance Framework

The Draft Casey Good Governance Framework is now on public exhibition. 238145_04

The City of Casey has introduced a new document which will further guide its decision making and processes and ensure the community is at the centre of everything council does.

The Draft Casey Good Governance Framework is now on public exhibition.

Council is encouraging the community to view the draft framework and share their feedback, prior to it being officially endorsed in December 2021.

When endorsed, the Good Governance Framework will provide an overarching document that will guide and measure the City of Casey’s approach to good governance.

City of Casey chair administrator Noelene Duff said the document will provide an important foundation for all of the work undertaken across council.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to community engagement, and to ensure our community always have a voice on council matters, we’re asking the community to view the Draft Good Governance Framework and share your feedback,” Ms Duff said.

“The framework will act as a key document to embed good governance across the organisation and will be a guiding document for the entire council.”

This commitment to the Good Governance Framework means the City of Casey will further ensure services, processes, programs and infrastructure meet the needs of the community.

In the past, the City of Casey has used four documents to measure and guide the organisation’s approach to good governance.

These documents include the Governance and Integrity Framework (adopted July 2019), Governance Strategy (adopted September 2019), Governance Audit and Action Plan (adopted April 2020), and Integrity Action Plan (adopted July 2020).

The Good Governance Framework aims to encapsulate the main themes and guiding principles from each of the documents and replace them with one overarching framework.

The Framework has eight key themes including Direction and Leadership, Culture and Behaviour, Structure Systems and Policies, Decision-Making, Communication and Community Engagement, Capability, Risk and Compliance, and Monitoring and Review.

Following the conclusion of the consultation period on 30 November, the community’s feedback will be considered, and the final document will go to council for adoption.

To view the document, visit conversations.casey.vic.gov.au/