Code of Conduct for Councillors

The Code of Conduct for Councillors sets out agreed standards of behaviour for all Councillors when carrying out their official duties. The Code of Conduct for Councillors can be read on the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning website.

Councillor Conduct complaints process

Anyone can complain that a Councillor has breached the Code of Conduct.

Complaints about a Councillor’s conduct or behaviour can be made to the Office of the Independent Assessor (OIA), who will make an initial assessment of each complaint. More information about this process can be found on the OIA website.

Should the OIA determine that the matter is in relation to a conduct breach, the matter will be referred back to Council to investigate. When a matter of a suspected conduct breach is referred to Council by the OIA, Council will investigate in accordance with AP247 Councillor Conduct Assessment and Investigation Policy (Word - 122kb). The OIA has no power to investigate a conduct breach.

Councillor Conduct Complaints Register

As required by section 150DX of the Local Government Act 2009, Council has developed a Councillor Conduct Complaints Register, available for download. As required by section 150AFA of the Act, the register also contains an Investigation Summary and Investigation Report.

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