Adopted policies, plans and strategies

Indigo Shire Council's Policies are guidelines for the many and varied issues that arise in the Shire.

Policies are the representation of the values that Council holds and offer guidance for staff and Councillors in the decision-making process. They are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure they are relevant for the corporate direction of the Council.

Please follow the links below to download a copy of Indigo Shire Council's policies, plans and strategies.

Road management plan downloads



To deliver its services and projects and achieve the objectives outlined in the Council Plan, Indigo Shire Council recognises that there are inherent risks in many of the activities it manages.
The Audit Committee is an advisory committee of Council as set out in Section 139 of the Local Government Act 1989.
The Burke Museum is a "museum of museums". The key themes are Victorian collecting, life on the goldfields and post-gold Beechworth and district.
Council follows a standard debtor procedure that moves from internal follow-up to a debt collection agency, and occasionally to a court order.
12 December 2014 Social Media Policy
Social Media presents unique opportunities to improve communication and engagement with our community.
12 December 2014 Communications Policy
Communication involves creating and sharing common ground and underpins all that we do at Indigo Shire Council.
The Gift and Hospitality policy sets the direction to be taken by Councillors and Officers if offered gifts and hospitality whilst carrying out their work.
13 December 2013 Recreational Vehicle Policy
Indigo Shire is keen to demonstrate to the RV community that its towns embrace RV travellers and acknowledge their valuable contribution to regional economies whilst recognising that not all towns will be able to meet the RV Friendly/Destination criteria.


The Master Plan maps out a coordinated approach to using and managing the lake and its surrounds.
Indigo Shire's fire management plan builds relationships and shares information across public and private land all types of fire.


Council's Strategic Risk Management Strategy seeks to provide a methodical approach to managing risk in a manner consistent with public interest, human safety, environmental factors and the law.
12 December 2014 Communications Strategy
Indigo Shire Council’s Communications Policy states: Indigo Shire Council is committed to timely, considered, open and honest communication.
Indigo Shire Council can make significant contributions to the management and protection of the state's natural resources.

Last updated: 13 July 2015