Governance is the overall process by which the Council ensures its decision making is transparent and accountable, and that its operation is democratic and well managed.
The Glenelg Shire Council has numerous controls in place to provide for good governance and to ensure that members of the public can access, understand and participate in Council activities.
Good governance in the public sector makes a significant contribution to improving people's lives. When local governments practice good governance, their communities are more connected and engaged, better services are provided, and more effective use is made of resources. In meeting the highest standards of public accountability, good governance produces better outcomes.
Good governance is highly valued by Glenelg Shire Councillors and the Council administration.