Welcome to Upper Lachlan Shire Council!
Based in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, Upper Lachlan is known for its agricultural and fine wine industries, history, and picturesque countryside. The area offers the best of regional and rural living as well as close proximity to cities such as Goulburn and Canberra.
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PRE-EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION
As part of Council’s employment policy, all new employees are required to satisfactorily complete a medical examination undertaken by a practicing medical officer of the employee’s choice and at Councils expense. The results of the medical examination shall be kept confidential. The purpose of the medical examination is not to determine the success or otherwise of the applicants employment, and is in the interest of the prevention of industrial injury and to identify any existing injury or incapacity.
HOURS OF WORK
The majority of Council’s salaried staff is employed on a 9-day fortnight of 70 hours per pay period. Council’s wages staff works a 9-day fortnight of 76 hours per pay period.
Employees are paid on a fortnightly basis with the pay being deposited directly into an account nominated by the employee.
All leave provisions are in accordance with the current Local Government (State) Award and all relevant federal legislation. Leave provisions include Sick Leave, Carer’s Leave, Annual Leave, Long Service Leave, Parental Leave. Casual employees have limited entitlement to paid leave.
Council will pay reasonable travelling and out of pocket expenses to applicants attending an interview for the position and must be agreed prior to accepting the offer of interview. Should an applicant be offered the position and the applicant declines it, the applicant will not be paid travelling or out of pocket expenses.
Should Council require the position holder to be contactable for out of hour’s emergencies and Council business, Council will provide a mobile phone under the current Council usage plan. In such cases Council may require the afterhours contact number to be listed in Council’s section of the telephone directory.
Superannuation is available to employees through their current or any approved fund of the employee’s choice. Council also pays occupational superannuation on the employee’s behalf.
A Social Club is available for employees. A small fortnightly contribution via the payroll is made which generally covers the cost of a Christmas function or similar function for employees and their partners.
Council promotes a smoke free working environment for the general health of employees, and is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.
Council is comprised of 9 elected Councillors and Ordinary Council meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month, commencing at 9.00am. The General Manager, Directors and some specialist staff are required to attend Council meetings
Council’s management structure consists of the General Manager and a Director responsible the three Directorate. The Organisational structure is available on Council’s website.
Council employees are covered by the – Local Government (State) Award 2020