Code of Conduct Council Members
Recent changes to the Local Government Act 1995 saw the introduction of the Local Government (Model Code of Conduct) Regulations 2021, which took effect on 3 February 2021. The purpose of the Model Code of Conduct is to provide clear guidelines for an acceptable standard of ethical and responsible conduct. It focuses on ethical responsibility and encourages greater transparency and accountability.
The Shire of Harvey Code of Conduct for Council Members, Committee Members and Candidates policy sets the standards for the behaviour and conduct for Elected Members, Committee Members and Candidates in line with the Model Code.
Complaints of an alleged breach of the Code of Conduct by an Elected Member must be made in writing by completing the Complaint About Alleged Breach Form.
All complaints that result in a finding that a minor breach has occurred, under Section 5.110(6)(b) of the Local Government Act 1995, will be publish in the Shire's Complaints Register.
All complaints and allegations will be dealt with in line with the Local Government (Model Code of Conduct) Regulations 2021 and the Code of Conduct for Council Members, Committee Members and Candidates policy.