The Council has adopted a Policy Manual which provides the Council and staff with guidelines over a range of issues. Policies are not binding, but provide a basis for in determining individual applications or requests. Policies also enable the community to be aware of the reasoning behind decisions.

Policy statements enable much of the day to day business of Council to be handled by the administration.

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Policies 

  COMMUNITY RELATIONS
1.1 Accessible Public Information
1.2 Community Consultation
1.3 Community Participation
1.5 Public Art
1.6 Commemorative Works
1.7 Naming of Reserves and Buildings
1.8 Provision of Plaques at Official Openings
1.9

Media Statements Press Releases and Social Media

1.10 Freeman of the City
1.11 Freedom of Entry
1.12 Keys To The City
1.13 Honorary Citizenship
   
  COMMUNITY SERVICES
2.3 Graffiti Treatment
   
  CORPORATE MANAGEMENT
3.1 Coat of Arms (Council Crest) and City of Perth Title - use of
3.2 Frequency and Recording of Council and Committee Meetings
3.4 Recording Votes at Meetings of the Council and its Committees
3.5 Sending Delegations to External Bodies
3.7 Enterprise Performance Policy
   
   
  CUSTOMER SERVICE
5.1 Service Complaint Policy
   
  DEVELOPMENT AND BUILDING CONTROLS
6.2 Building Sites Adjacent to Forrest Place, Hay Street and Murray Street Malls
6.3 State Register of Heritage Places
6.5 Hay Street - Colannading
6.12 Safer Design
6.13 Site Line Truncations - Rights of Way - Road Intersection
6.14 Sight Line Truncations - Vehicle Crossovers
6.17 Affordable Housing
6.20 Comment and Recommendations on Development Proposals Referred to the City by Statutory Authorities
   
  ENERGY SUPPLY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
7.1 Electricity Supply - Undergrounding of Supply Cables
   
  ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
8.0 Environmental
8.1 Circuses and the use of Performing Animals
8.5 Towards an Energy Resilient City
   
  FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
9.1 Budget
9.2 Heritage Rate Concession
9.3 Management of Investments
9.5 Sponsorship of City of Perth Activities
9.6 Budget Variations
9.7 Purchasing
9.8 Contract Variations - Authority to incur a Liability
9.9 Overdue Rates
9.10 Management of Leases
9.11 Fixed Assests Financial Policy
9.12 Asset Management Policy
9.13 Not Rateable Properties (Rate Exemptions) and Partial Exemptions
9.14 Disposal of Property
9.15 Contributed Asset
          
  GOVERNANCE
10.1 Code of Conduct
10.2 Delegates on Boards, Authorities and Committees
10.3 Elected Members - Interstate and Overseas Travel and Expenses
10.4 Elected Members Administrative Support
10.5 Elected Members-Attendance Fees
10.6 Elected Members - Reimbursement of Expenses
10.7 Lord Mayoral Invitations to Functions
10.8 Office Accommodation - Elected Members
10.9 City of Perth Common Seal and Document Signing Authority
10.10 Parking and Access to Council House
10.12 Provision of Hospitality
10.13 Reimbursement of Expenses for Non-Council Committee Members
10.15 Caretaker Policy - City of Perth Elections
10.16 Legal Representation of Members and Employees
   
  GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
11.2 Council of Capital City Lord Mayors - Attendance
11.3 Sister City Relationships
11.4 World Energy Cities Partnership - Attendance at Meetings
   
  HUMAN RESOURCES
12.1 Council Vehicles - Lord Mayor and Employees
12.4 Payments Under Section 5.50 of the Local Government Act 1995
12.5 Recognition of Employees - Presentation
12.6 Staff - Local Government Employees - Senior Employees
12.7 Staff Conference Attendance and Expenses
   
  INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
13.2 Website Content
   
  LAND USE AND PLANNING
14.1 Alfresco Dining 2000
14.2 Consumption of Alcohol in Alresco Dining Areas without a Substantial Meal
14.3 De-licencing and Under Age Events
14.4 Extended Trading Permits
14.10 Issue of Certificates and Permits under the Liquor Control Act 1988
14.11 Approval of Events of Roads
14.12 Digital Rights Management for 3D Models and Development Application
14.13 Management of Private Use of Boatpens in Claisebrook Cove
14.14 Mobile Food Trading
   
  PARKS AND RESERVES
15.1 Policy 15.1 Erection of Signs
15.2 Protection and Enhancement of Open Space
   
  RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL SERVICES
18.1 Arts and Culture
18.2 Cultural Collections
18.3 Concerts at the WACA Ground
18.5 Hire of City Banner and Flag Site
18.9 Street Entertainment
18.10 Street Marches and Public Meetings - CBC Retail Precint
18.11 Use of Feature Lighting - Council House and Trafalgar Bridge
18.12 Use of Council House Folyer for Events and Displays
18.13 Sponsorship and Grants
18.14 Donations
   
   
  RISK MANAGEMENT
19.1 Risk Management
   
  ROADS
20.1 Bud Lights in Street Trees
20.3 Footpaths - Upgrading
20.7 Lighting
20.8 Street Trees - Planting Pruning and Removal 
20.9 Recognissing the Amenity Value of the City's Trees
20.10 Vehicle Crossovers - Specification
20.12 Co-location of Poles Within the Road Reserve
20.13 Road Safety Audits
   
  SEWERAGE AND DRAINAGE
21.1 Stormwater Drainage Connections
   
  TRAFFIC AND SUPPORT
22.2 Directional Signs within Road Reserves
22.3 Traffic Management within the Road Reservce
22.6 Resident on Street Parking
22.9 On Street Parking
   
  WASTE MANAGEMENT
23.1 240 Litre Mobile Garbage Bins - Residential Service
23.2 240 Litre Mobile Garbage Bins - Multi Unit Residential Properties
23.4 Waste Removal Service - Commercial
23.6 Waste Removal Service - Special Cleanup