Complaints Register

The Local Government Act 1995 requires a Complaint Register be maintained.

5.121. Register of certain complaints of minor breaches

(1)      The complaints officer for each local government is required to maintain a register of complaints which records all complaints that result in a finding under section 5.110(2)(a) that a minor breach has occurred.

(2)      The register of complaints is to include, for each recorded complaint — 

(a)      the name of the council member about whom the complaint is made; and
(b)     the name of the person who makes the complaint; and
(c)      a description of the minor breach that the standards panel finds has occurred; and
(d)      details of the action taken under section 5.110(6).

(3)      The CEO must publish an up to date version of the register of complaints on the local government’s official website.

Complaints (Minor Breach) Register

Declaration of Gift and Travel Contributions

An amendment to the Local Government Act 1995 and subsidiary legislation passed in March 2016 has imposed new disclosure requirements on employees and Councillors in regards to gifts and travel contributions.

Councillors and designated employees will be required to declare gifts and travel contributions within 10 days of receipt, as opposed to in the annual return. The Local Government is required to provide this information on their official website.

Please find below the disclosures for each Councillor and designated employee for the Shire of Narembeen.

Staff and Elected Member Gift Register 2017-2021

Elected Member Training Register

Pursuant to Section 5.127 of the Local Government Act 1995:

(1) A local government must prepare a report for each financial year on the training completed by council members in the financial year.

(2) The CEO must publish the report on the local government’s official website within 1 month after the end of the financial year to which the report relates

Annual Report of Training undertaken by Elected Members 2022-2023