You can stay up to date with the latest information from us by following Edward River Council on social media.
Why do we use social media?
As with many local governments, we use social media to interact with our residents, ratepayers, businesses and visitors in a modern, convenient and efficient way. Social media is used by many people on a daily basis, allowing us to have an online presence and reach more people when we have important news and information to share.
We aim to inform the community of what's happening, including:
- Important news updates from Council;
- Alerts and updates on service changes and disruptions;
- Opportunities to be consulted on Council decisions and projects;
- Upcoming events and activities in the Edward River community and at the Central Murray Regional Library; and
- Links to interesting and useful information about Council published on our website.
How we use social media
We use social media as an electronic noticeboard, where we can broadcast information quickly for convenient access by the community. We post updates and monitor sites on weekdays between 8:30am – 5pm, during Council’s business hours. Some posts and updates are scheduled to be published over the weekend. During emergency situations, we may also provide updates and alerts outside of normal office hours.
Our social media sites are not a customer service channel, so we cannot respond to questions. If you have any requests, enquiries or complaints, please contact us by phone, email or in writing; or visit our Customer Service Centre during business hours.
While we consider Facebook to be an informal communication channel, social media content created, sent and received by Council officials acting in their official capacity is a Council record and will be managed in accordance with the requirements of the State Records Act 1998 and Council’s approved records management policies and practices.
Our social media sites
Our social media 'house rules'
When commenting on any of Council's Facebook pages, we ask that you be respectful and courteous of other users and their opinions, and refrain from posting any content that:
- is defamatory, offensive, humiliating, threatening or intimidating to council officials or members of the public
- contains profane language or is sexual in nature
- constitutes harassment and/or bullying within the meaning of the Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW, or is unlawfully discriminatory
- contains content about the Council, Council officials or members of the public that is misleading or deceptive
- breaches the privacy of council officials or members of the public
- contains allegations of suspected breaches of the Council’s code of conduct or information about the consideration of a matter under the Procedures for the Administration of the Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW
- violates an order made by a court
- breaches copyright
- advertises, endorses or solicits commercial products or business
- constitutes spam
- would be in breach of the rules of the social media platform.
We also ask that you do not report any offensive material on Facebook to Council's pages, or post a link to it. Complaints about offensive material should be made directly to Facebook.
Posts not adhering to the above requirements will be removed. Users who repeatedly engage in inappropriate conduct may be blocked from Council's Facebook page in accordance with our Social Media Policy(PDF, 477KB). If you are blocked, you have a right of review via the process outlined in our Social Media Policy(PDF, 477KB).