Consultation has concluded
In December 2022, the Office of Local Government (OLG) released its Model Media Policy (Circular No 22-37/12 December 2022/A8427) to provide a framework to assist councils when dealing with the media.
The policy has been developed by OLG to supplement the provisions of Councils’ adopted Code of Conduct and Model Social Media Policies.
The Model Policy provides a framework to assist Council when dealing with the media and to ensure that media engagement by Council Officials is consistent, accurate and professional, and enhances Council’s reputation.
The Draft Policy specifically applies to engagement between Council Officials and the media – and supplements the provisions of Council’s adopted Code of Conduct.
The Policy provides both relevant guidance and clarity in engaging with the media and importantly ensuring the need for:
- Maintaining the accuracy, reliability, and integrity of information;
- Ensuring confidential information is managed appropriately; and
- The increased exposure and risk to reputation where information is not managed appropriately.
Timeline item 1 - complete
Friday 13 October 2023 - Monday 13 November 2023
This consultation is open for contributions.
Timeline item 2 - active
Monday 13 November 2023 05:00 pm
Contributions to this exhibition are closed, reviewed and reported back to the project team.
Timeline item 3 - incomplete
Report to Council
The Proposal with a summary of the community feedback received over this exhibition period is considered by Council.
If you have questions or want to learn more about the project, please contact the Council officers listed below.
By post to Mr Matthew Stewart, CEO, City of Canterbury Bankstown PO Box 8, Bankstown NSW 1885