Council Member Gift & Benefit Register, Code of Conduct & Register of Interest
The code of conduct for Council Members has been gazetted and commenced on 29 August 2013. The code has been made by the Local Government (General) Variation Regulation 2013 and gazetted in the Government Gazette on 29 August 2013 – see attached. The new code applies to all Council Members automatically and does not need to be adopted by Council.
For the purposes of 3.10 of the code of conduct, the threshold amount governing when a gift or benefit must be registered has been gazetted at $100.00.
The Council Member Gift and Benefit Register will be updated on a quarterly basis at the end of March, June, September and December.
Under section 70(a1) of the Local Government Act 1999, the council must publish on the website, in accordance with the regulations, the following details about a council member as recorded in the Register of interests:
• the member's income sources (within the meaning of Schedule 3 to the Local Government Act) or employer;
• the name of any political party, any body or association formed for political purposes or any trade or professional organisation (within the meaning of Schedule 3) of which the member is a member;
• any gifts received by the member that are required to be included in the information entered in the Register in relation to the member.
For further information please contact the Town of Gawler Governance Officer on 8522 9211.