Transparency is the foundation of local accountability and the key that gives people the tools and information they need to enable them to play a bigger role in society.  

Local Government Transparency Code

The Local Government Transparency Code Oct 2014 was issued to meet the Government's desire to place more power into citizens' hands to increase democratic accountability and make it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision making process and help shape services.

This has since be expanded and replaced with the Local Govt Transparency Code 2015 effective 1 April 2015.

See the Local Govt Transparency Code 2015 here.