At its meeting of 15 December 2015, Council decided to establish an 'on-line' register detailing gifts and contributions for access by the public.
On Friday 4 March 2016, the Local Government Act 1995
was amended to require a relevant person who accepts a gift worth more than $200.00 to disclose this gift, in writing, to the Chief Executive Officer within 10 days of receipt.
All contributions to travel over $200.00 must also be disclosed as do multiple gifts or contributions from the same donor where the total value is over $200.00.
A relevant person is defined under section 5.74 of the Act as a person who is a Council member or a designated employee which includes:
- Council Members;
- The Chief Executive Officer;
- Employees with delegated powers and duties under Part 5, Division 4 of the Act;
- Employees who are members of committees comprising elected members and employees; and
- Other employees as nominated by the local government to be a designated employee.
The Chief Executive Officer is required to keep a record of the disclosures by way of a register, which is to be published on the Town’s official website as well as made available for public inspection at the Town’s Administration Centre.
For further information please contact the Town on 9285 4300
or via email to email@example.com
To view our register click here.
To download the Disclosure of Gifts and Contribution to Travel form click here