The Shire of Harvey is serious about preventing misconduct, corruption and fraud. The Shire has a separate code of conduct for elected members and employees in their dealings with the community and others; and a statement of business ethics to manage our relations with suppliers.
The Minor Breach System
The minor breach system is part of the disciplinary framework for Council Members in Western Australia under the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act). The system responds to and deters conduct by Council Members that disrupts the effective functioning of their Local Government.
This guide has been produced by the department to assist Council Members, complaints officers and members of the community to understand the system and how it works. The Act grants the responsibility for dealing with minor breaches to the Local Government Standards Panel (the Panel) and not the complaints officers.
For more information on the minor breach system please visit the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
Public Interest Disclosure (PID)
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 (PID Act) allows people to make disclosures about wrongdoing in public authorities, which includes the State public sector, local governments, government trading enterprises, public universities and some government boards and committees. The Shire of Harvey does not condone corrupt or other improper conduct, including mismanagement of public resources, in the exercise of the public function of the Shire, its Officers, employees and contractors. The Shire will take all reasonable steps to provide protection to those who make such disclosures from any detrimental action in retaliation for the making of a PID.
To make a PID please fill out the Public Interest Disclosure Lodgement Form and email it to the Shire's designated PID Officer, Kourtney Williams Manager Governance and Strategy.
The Public Interest Disclosure Guidelines provides for the manner in which the shire will comply with its obligations under the PID Act.
For more information on public interest disclosures for disclosers please visit the Public Sector Commission Website.
Delegated Complaints Officers
- Annie Riordan - Chief Executive Officer.
- Dean Winter - Director Corporate Services.
- Kourtney Williams - Manager Governance and Strategy .
Shire of Harvey PID Officer
Kourtney Williams - Manager Governance and Strategy - email or call 9729 0301.
Contact the Shire by email or call 9729 0300.