Changes to the disclosure requirements around gifts and travel contributions valued over $200 (or sum of gifts from any one person during a year) came into effect on March 4, 2016.
Councillors and designated employees are now required to disclose, in writing, to the CEO within 10 days. A designated employee is the CEO, an employee with delegation of authority, an employee who is a member of a committee comprising councillors and employees and any employee nominated by the local government. This replaces the previous process of disclosing these annually in a return.
The CEO is required to keep a register of these disclosures and publish the register on the Shire’s website. The Gifts and Contributions to Travel Register can be found in the downloads panel on the right or by clicking here.
For more information contact the Governance department on (08) 9531 7777.