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Thank you to all who provided feedback, Council will consider these in the development of the final draft.

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At its meeting on 19 October 2021 Council endorsed the draft Complaints Policy for consultation for two weeks.

The Local Government Act 2020 requires Council to develop and maintain a complaints policy by 1 January 2022.

The Policy must set out:

  • the process for dealing with complaints made to Council
  • the process for reviewing the actions, decisions or service in respect of which the complaints is made
  • discretion for Council to refuse to deal with a complaint which is otherwise subject to statutory review
  • the prescribed processes for dealing with complaints about Council
  • the prescribed processes for internal review of complaints made to a Council
  • the prescribed processes for exercising the discretion to refuse to deal with a complaint otherwise subject to statutory review
  • any other matter prescribed by the regulations.

Also, Council’s review process must provide for a review that is independent of the person who:

  • took the action
  • made the decision
  • provided the service.