Policies & strategies

View or download Council's policies, strategies, action plans, frameworks and local laws.

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Yarra Ranges Council is responsible for over $1 billion of infrastructure assets that underpin the delivery of services to the community.

As custodian and steward of these community’s assets, Council ensures that these assets are effectively managed so they continue to meet the needs of the community whilst achieving best value and sustainable outcomes.

Asset management is a core Council service and is at the centre of Council’s overall financial and strategic planning decision making.

Together with the Strategic Asset Management Plan, individual Asset Management Plans and associated working procedures and practices it provides a comprehensive, accountable and transparent Asset Management Framework for the Council.

Promotes child safety and guides employees in identifying and reporting alleged child abuse. It also outlines how to manage various risks when working with children.

Child Safe Incidents – Quick Contact Guide Authorities / Support Services

Reporting Authorities


Victoria Police


Department of Health and Human Services Child Protection

1300 360 391

131 278 (after hrs.)

Lilydale Police Station

9739 2300

Information and Support Services


1300 369 146

Department of Health and Human Services Child Protection

1300 360 391

Counselling Support Services

Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (ECASA)

9870 7330

1800 806 292 (24 hrs)

Australian Childhood Foundation

1800 176 453

Children’s Protection Society

9450 0900

Berry Street

5822 8100



Council delegates some powers, duties and functions to Officers via these Instruments of Delegation:

  • Council to Staff
  • Council to CEO
  • CEO to Staff
  • VicSmart
  • Municipal Building Surveyor

Council delegates some powers, duties and functions to Council officers to effectively and efficiently carry out its business.  This is formalised through a written Instrument of Delegation.

The Local Government (General) Regulations 2015 requires Council to make available a register of delegations, including the dates on which the last reviews took place.    

Instrument Details Date effective
S5 Instrument of Delegation from Council to the Chief Executive Officer(PDF, 181KB)(PDF, 167KB) 31/03/2020
S6 Instrument of Delegation from Council to Staff(PDF, 706KB)(PDF, 557KB) 24/03/2020
S7 Instrument of Sub-Delegation from the Chief Executive Officer to Staff(PDF, 2MB)(PDF, 2MB) 14/06/2019
S12 Instrument of Delegation and Authorisation from the Municipal Building Surveyor(PDF, 322KB(PDF, 379KB) ) 06/01/2020
S14 Instrument of Delegation from Chief Executive Officer to staff(PDF, 602KB)(PDF, 602KB) 14/06/2019


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