A Code of Conduct is a legislative requirement under the Local Government Act 1995 and is to be observed by Elected Members, Committee Members and employees. Having good codes of conduct that are understood and supported is critical for good governance.
The City has adopted three Codes of Conduct:
Conduct issues covered by the Code range from:
- Misuse of position;
- Conflict of Interest and Gifts and Benefits;
- Accessing Confidential Information;
- Improper direction or influence;
- Use of Council resources and facilities; and
- Reporting suspected breaches of the Code.
Elected Members are also required to abide by the Local Government (Rules of Conduct) Regulations 2007, the purpose of which is to deal with certain types of individual misconduct by Elected Members. Complaints against Elected Members are categorised as minor or serious.
Further information inclusive of how to make a complaint is available on the Department of Local Government and Communities website.