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



22 February 2017 Councillor Code of Conduct
Councillor Code of Conduct, adopted by Council at the Special Council Meeting held at the Beechworth Council Chambers on Tuesday 21 February 2017.
Indigo Shire Council recognises that community engagement and participation processes are an important part of local government.
04 May 2016 Procurement Policy
Council is committed to ensuring its purchasing practices are fair and transparent, meet legislative requirements, and deliver best value outcomes to ratepayers.
05 May 2016 Communications Policy
Communication involves creating and sharing common ground and underpins all that we do at Indigo Shire Council.
28 April 2016 Rating Strategy Policy
Council's rating strategy determines how local government taxation (rates) is distributed amongst properties within the municipality.
Council seeks to provide flexible financial arrangements for ratepayers experiencing temporary and genuine financial hardship.
30 March 2016 Election Period Policy
The policy describes the statutory "caretaker provisions" Council must follow during Council election periods.
22 August 2016 Risk Management Policy
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 Community Engagement Plan ensures Council decisions consider community input, and community members can contribute to the planning and development process.
Municipal Emergency Management Plan
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: 22 August 2016