Under the Local Government Act 1995, Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 and Local Government (Rules of Conduct) Regulations 2007, local government elected members and staff are required to notify their Chief Executive Officer of a notifiable gift within ten days of its receipt.
A notifiable gift is a gift (or combination of gifts received from the same person within six months) of an estimated value of between $50 and $300 received from a person who is undertaking, seeking to undertake, or who could reasonably be believed to be intending to undertake an activity involving local government discretion.
Elected members and staff are prohibited from accepting gifts of an estimated value of more than $300.
These rules of conduct reflect the amendments to Regulation 12 of the Local Government (Rules of Conduct) Regulations 2007 that came into effect on 20 January 2017. The Western Metropolitan Regional Council (WMRC) is committed to responsible and accountable governance and accordingly passed a resolution at its council meeting on Thursday 1st August 2019 to implement an online gift and travel contribution register.
Click to view the Gifts and Travel Disclosure Register.
Click to download the WMRC Gift Register Disclosure form.
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