Register of Gifts and Contributions to Travel
As of Friday 18 October 2019, the Local Government Act 1995 requires gifts (including contributions to travel) received by Elected Members and CEO’s, valued at (or cumulative value within 12 months) over $300 and received in their capacity as Elected Members or CEO, to be disclosed and included on a publicly available register.
Under the City of Wanneroo Code of Conduct, all employees are required to disclose the receipt of a gift to the CEO within 10 days. Gifts received by relevant employees over the value of $200 are required to be included on a publicly available register. A relevant employee is defined under section 5.74 of the Act as:
- a person with delegated powers and duties under Part 5, Division 4 of the Act;
- an employee who is a member of a committee comprising council members and employees; and
- an employee nominated by the local government to be a designated employee.
Prior to the amendments to the Local Government Act 1995 proclaimed on the 18 October 2019, local governments were required to maintain a register of gifts and travel contributions received by the Mayor, Elected Members, Chief Executive Officer and relevant employees. This register is now redundant but is required to remain publicly available.