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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.

This proposal

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

    Exhibition Period

    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.

Who's listening

If you have questions or want to learn more about the project, please contact the Council officers listed below.

In writing

By post to Mr Matthew Stewart, CEO, City of Canterbury Bankstown PO Box 8, Bankstown NSW 1885



Team Leader Media and Digital Communications

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 9707 5901



Creative Engagement Officer

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 9707 9558

CBCity 2028 Destinations

Here's how this projects helps to deliver our Community Strategic Plan.
Leading and Engaged

Leading and Engaged

A well–governed city with brave and future–focused leaders who listen.

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The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.

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Phone 9707 9000

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