The City of Cockburn’s Governance Charter commits Council Members and Management to a set of practices, in order to turn Governance Principles into reality. The Charter is the ‘how’ of Governance and includes:
- Support for frankness, honesty and questioning
- Effective management structures and practices
- Learning and feedback
- Ethical behaviour
The Governance Charter is based on the principles of good Governance, which ensures:
- The Governance of organisations have a legal and ethical basis
- Decisions are made in the interests of stakeholders
- The Organisation behaves as a good corporate citizen
Governance charter principles
The City’s main governance principles are based on:
Culture and vision
: There is a positive culture that promotes openness and honesty, and a clear vision and strategic plan that is produced through a comprehensive and inclusive process.
Roles and relationships: There is clarity about the roles within Local Government and effective working relationships between the Mayor, Councillors, Chief Executive Officer and Administration.
Decision-making and management: There are effective decision-making processes in place that reflect the transparency.
Accountability: The City must account for its activities and have systems that support accountability.