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What is a good decision making process

Decisions made by local government must be made in a way that is consistent with theLocal Government Act 1993 (the Act) and the Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015 (Meeting Regulations).

In addition, good decision making requires that you:

  • avoid unfair decision making or the perception of;
  • act with integrity and openness; and
  • follow the council code of conduct.

This section looks at each stage of the decision making process, identifies potential issues and makes suggestions about good governance processes.

The decision making process involves the following five stages: