Elected Member Registers
Elected Member Allowances and Benefits Register
Elected Members are entitled to an annual allowance set by an independent tribunal. They are provided access to facilities like a computer and support to assist them in carrying out their roles. In addition, Elected Members may apply for reimbursement of expenses incurred in the course of carrying out their roles, including, prescribed travel and child care. Our Elected Members’ Allowances and Benefits Policy sets out what these allowances and benefits are, and how they will be provided.
Elected Member Gifts and Benefits Register
Elected Members are required by law to refuse any gift or benefit if:
- It is given in an attempt to influence, or
- If receiving it would, in the mind of a reasonable person, be perceived that it would prevent the receiver’s ability to act impartially.
The Local Government Act 1999 describes how this is required, and the Code of Conduct for Elected Members provides guidelines on receiving gifts and benefits while representing Council.
Where a gift or benefit is permitted to be accepted by an Elected Member it will be recorded in the Elected Members Gifts and Benefits Register.
Elected Member Training and Development Register
Elected Member Register of Interests
Under the Local Government Act 1999, Elected Members, or their relations, must declare their interest. This means that they must declare any stake or involvement where, there may be a potential conflict of interest. For example, income sources or employer/s, political involvement, trade or professional membership or gifts exceeding $750. For more information please refer to our Register of Interests Policy.