Partner with us

Delivering better services for the community is a key priority for Byron Shire Council. Council recognises that, when it comes to tackling our most pressing issues, it may not be able to solve them alone. Byron Shire Council aims to foster collaboration and develop partnerships with the private and non-government sectors to harness the innovation and capital available to deliver better outcomes for the community.

Council has adopted a Supporting Partnerships Policy, confirming its commitment to encouraging innovative partnerships with the private and non-government sector to achieve positive social, environmental, and economic outcomes, whilst also achieving positive financial and governance outcomes for Council.

All partnerships between Council and the non-government sector shall be consistent with Council’s Community Strategic Plan which sets out the Byron Shire community’s main priorities and aspirations.

In order to provide services to the community, Council procures products and services by two broad means:

  1. Solicited Proposals – Council-initiated procurement whereby Council requests proposals from the open market.
  2. Unsolicited Proposals – Proposals submitted by a proponent whereby Council has not requested proposals but a proponent has an idea they want to 'pitch' to Council.


Below Guidelines set out the processes to be followed by proponents bringing unsolicited proposals to Council and outlines Council's assessment of proposals.

Guideline-Partnership-Proposals(PDF, 465KB)

Unsolicited-Proposal-Form(PDF, 99KB)

Register-of-Partnership-Proposals(PDF, 65KB)

Supporting Partnerships Policy


For further information about Council's Supporting Partnerships Policy contact the Strategic Procurement Coordinator.