Conduct and Ethics

Code of Conduct

A local government, in accordance with Section 5.104 of the Local Government Act 1995 and the Local Government (Model Code of Conduct) Regulations 2021, is required to prepare and adopt a Code of Conduct to be observed by Council members, Committee members and Candidates.

Code of Conduct for Council Members, Committee Members and Candidates

Complaint Form - Alleged Code of Conduct Breach of Council Members, Committee Members and Candidates

Standards - CEO Recruitment, Performance Review and Termination

A local government, in accordance with Section 5.39A(1)of the Local Government Act 1995 and the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996, is required to prepare and adopt Standards for CEO Recruitment, Performance Review and Termination.

The Standards provide local governments with a consistent and equitable process for CEO recruitment, performance review and termination, in accordance with the principles of merit, equity and transparency.

For more information on the Standard for CEO Recruitment, Performance Review and Termination, please refer to the document listed below.

CEO Recruitment, Performance Review and Termination Standards

Public Interest Disclosures

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 (the Act) enables people to make disclosures about wrongdoing within the State public sector, local government and public universities without fear of reprisal.  The Act aims to ensure openness and accountability in government by encouraging people to make disclosures, and protecting them when they do.

The Act allows you to disclose public interest information and provides you with protection for doing so.  Making a public interest disclosure (a disclosure) enables public authorities to investigate and deal straight away with matters that may otherwise have gone unnoticed or unreported.

Making a disclosure or ‘whistleblowing’ is a serious matter and in many cases it will take courage and trust for people holding information to come forward.  For more information about public interest disclosure visit the Public Interest Disclosure Website or contact the Shire’s Public Interest Disclosure Officer  on 9780 4239.

Public Interest Disclosures Guidelines

Customer Service Charter

The Customer Service Charter outlines the Shire’s commitment to provide quality service to its customers and outlines the standards by which its performance can be measured.

It also provides Shire employees with clear standards to strive for to achieve the Shire’s objectives and outcomes identified in the Strategic Community Plan.

Customer Service Charter