Corangamite Shire

Council Services

Council Conduct, Plans & Policies

Council is committed to good management and is accountable to the community for its actions. The following policies provide rules and regulations that guide our efforts to respect people and their rights.


Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI) gives members of the public a legal right of access to documents in the possession of the Council and its officer, which were created or received after 1 January 1989 or are documents relating to their (the public’s) own personal affairs regardless of the age of the documents.    Read more > >


Privacy

In 2000 the Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner, Privacy Victoria, created the Information Privacy Act. The aims of the Act are to balance the public interest in the free flow of information with the public interest in respecting privacy and protecting personal information in the public sector. The Act also aims to promote the responsible and transparent handling of personal information in the public sector and to promote awareness of these practices.

Corangamite Shire is committed to providing you with the highest levels of services. This includes protecting your privacy. Accordingly, Council undertakes to ensure full compliance with its obligations under the Information Privacy Act 2000.


Protected Disclosure Act 2012

The Act commenced operation on 10 February 2013, replacing the Whistleblowers Protection Act and establishing IBAC - Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission - as part of a new integrity system for Victoria.

Any person who has reasonable grounds to believe that improper conduct by public bodies and public officers has occurred may make a disclosure without suffering detrimental action in reprisal.

The types of bodies about which a person may make a disclosure include:

  • Government agencies and departments
  • Statutory authorities
  • Officers of municipal councils
  • Government-appointed boards and committees
  • Universities
  • TAFE colleges
  • Public hospitals
  • State-funded residential care services

Public Officers include:

  • Members of Parliament
  • Judicial officers
  • IBAC officers
  • Councillors
  • Council employees
  • Public servants
  • University employees
  • Police officers
  • Protective services officers
  • Teachers

Disclosures regarding Corangamite Shire staff should be made to the Protected Disclosure Coordinator or the Chief Executive Officer. 

Disclosures can be made orally, in writing, electronically or anonomously.

Applications made in writing should be enclosed within an envelope clearly marked:

‘CONFIDENTIAL’
The Protected Disclosure Coordinator
Corangamite Shire Council
PO Box 84
Camperdown Vic  3260

Disclosures can be made by telephone to the Protected Disclosure Coordinator on (03) 5593 7135 or the Chief Executive Officer on (03) 5593 7113.

Disclosures relating to a Councillor should be made directly to the Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission.

Phone: 1300 735 135
Fax:     (03) 8635 6444
Post:    IBAC, GPO Box 24234, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Website: www.ibac.vic.gov.au

For further information about how to make a protected disclosure access the IBAC website or contact Council’s Protected Disclosure Coordinator.