Crown Lands is seeking information from non-council Crown land managers regarding any use of imported mulch on the Crown reserves they manage.
The Crown reserves code of conduct (the code) outlines the standard of behaviours expected of people contributing to the management of a Crown reserve.
The community expects that Crown reserves will be managed with transparency, integrity and good governance, and the code reflects those expectations. Adopting consistent standards and behaviours will help to instil public trust and confidence in the integrity and professionalism of the Crown reserve system.
The code applies to those who contribute to, and perform duties for, the management of Crown reserves in both paid and unpaid roles, and includes:
The ten standards detailed in the code outline the need to respect others, act with integrity and transparency, be responsive to our communities and maintain an environment that is safe for volunteers, employees and reserve users.
Importantly, the code will ensure that you, as a contributor to the management of the Crown reserve system, can be confident you’ll be participating in a safe, respectful and enjoyable environment.
View the Crown reserve code of conduct
The NSW Government has laws in place to encourage people who work in the public sector to report on serious wrongdoing without fear of reprisal.
As an appointed member of a Crown land board, when acting in your role you are considered a public official. As a public official you have a responsibility to report any concerns regarding wrongdoing by another public official, such as other members of a Crown land manager Board.
Guidance on reporting wrongdoing is outlined in the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s (the department) Public Interest Disclosure Policy Framework.
Public Interest Disclosures (PIDs) are reports that relate to serious wrongdoing which is a matter of public interest – namely reports of corrupt conduct, maladministration, serious and substantial waste of public money, local government or government information and public access contravention. The protection and support provided to employees of the department are also available to you as a volunteer.
It is important to the department that you are provided with a safe, supportive, and protective environment in which to report wrongdoing.
Remember it is safe to speak up about your concerns, and you will be supported
This Crown land manager web resource was printed on 29 Feb 2024. The information contained in this web resource is based on knowledge and understanding at the time of writing Feb 2024. However, because of advances in knowledge, users are reminded of the need to ensure that the information upon which they rely is up to date and to check the currency of the information by referring to the website (www.reservemanager.nsw.gov.au).
© State of New South Wales through Department of Planning, Industry & Environment 2024.
Page link: https://reservemanager.crownland.nsw.gov.au/who-we-are/crown-reserve-code-of-conduct