Media Policy - DRAFT

Hawkesbury City Council’s Media Policy outlines Council’s intentions with regard to the media, together with roles and responsibilities and the process for dealing with the media.

A major review of the Media Policy has been conducted to include a wider range of information than the current Media Policy. An assessment of the updated Media Policy has also been undertaken against current best practice by an independent consultant. Minor suggestions were made following the review and these were incorporated into the document.

As part of the review, the Purpose, Scope and Objectives have all been updated to reflect changes in the current media landscape. The Purpose of the Media Policy is to provide open and clear communication and to strengthen the existing relationships Council has with the media.

At its meeting on 28 May 2019, Council considered the matter and resolved to place the Council Report and the draft revised Media Policy on public exhibition.

In accordance with that decision, Council’s Report - Review of the Media Policy and the draft revised Media Policy is placed on public exhibition until Wednesday, 10 July 2019 and may be viewed on Council’s website at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or in person at Council’s Administration Building, 366 George Street, Windsor. For further information, please contact Council’s Manager Corporate Communications on (02) 4560 4425 or attention email enquiries accordingly to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

If you would like to make a submission, Council will receive these, in writing, addressed to the General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council, by mail to PO Box 146, Windsor NSW 2756; in person at Council's Administration Building at 366 George Street, Windsor; by fax to (02) 4587 7740; by email to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or via the online submission form below, up to close of business on Wednesday, 10 July 2019. Council will consider all submissions received at a subsequent Council Meeting.

Should you lodge a submission, it will be considered, along with any other submissions received and may be included in Council’s meeting business paper. Your submission, including any personal information, is accessible by any person upon written application, subject to Council’s Privacy Management Plan and the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. The inclusion of personal information in your submission is voluntary; however, if not provided, it may affect consideration of the submission. The information will ultimately be stored in Council’s records system.

Hawkesbury City Council’s Media Policy outlines Council’s intentions with regard to the media, together with roles and responsibilities and the process for dealing with the media.

A major review of the Media Policy has been conducted to include a wider range of information than the current Media Policy. An assessment of the updated Media Policy has also been undertaken against current best practice by an independent consultant. Minor suggestions were made following the review and these were incorporated into the document.

As part of the review, the Purpose, Scope and Objectives have all been updated to reflect changes in the current media landscape. The Purpose of the Media Policy is to provide open and clear communication and to strengthen the existing relationships Council has with the media.

At its meeting on 28 May 2019, Council considered the matter and resolved to place the Council Report and the draft revised Media Policy on public exhibition.

In accordance with that decision, Council’s Report - Review of the Media Policy and the draft revised Media Policy is placed on public exhibition until Wednesday, 10 July 2019 and may be viewed on Council’s website at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or in person at Council’s Administration Building, 366 George Street, Windsor. For further information, please contact Council’s Manager Corporate Communications on (02) 4560 4425 or attention email enquiries accordingly to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

If you would like to make a submission, Council will receive these, in writing, addressed to the General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council, by mail to PO Box 146, Windsor NSW 2756; in person at Council's Administration Building at 366 George Street, Windsor; by fax to (02) 4587 7740; by email to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or via the online submission form below, up to close of business on Wednesday, 10 July 2019. Council will consider all submissions received at a subsequent Council Meeting.

Should you lodge a submission, it will be considered, along with any other submissions received and may be included in Council’s meeting business paper. Your submission, including any personal information, is accessible by any person upon written application, subject to Council’s Privacy Management Plan and the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. The inclusion of personal information in your submission is voluntary; however, if not provided, it may affect consideration of the submission. The information will ultimately be stored in Council’s records system.