Compliance Audit Return

Each local government is required to carry out a compliance audit for each calendar year which is to be reviewed by the Shire's Audit Committee, adopted by Council and submitted to the Department of Local Government and Communities (DLGC) by 31 March. A copy of the latest Compliance Audit Return report is provided below;

Compliance Audit Return 

Shire President.

Gift and Travel Disclosures

The Shire's current registers for Gift and Travel Disclosures are provided below;

Gifts 

Name Of Relevant Person Making Disclosure 

Desciption Of Gift

Name Of Person Who Made Gift

Address Of Person Who Made Gift

Date Gift Was Received

Estimated Value Of Gift At Time It Was Made

Nature Of Relationship Between Relevant Person And Person Who Made Gift

 Peter Naylor

Gift voucher

Various persons attending birthday   party

N/A

6/12/2016

$300

Friends 

 Peter Naylor 

 Boat storage 

Ian Bartlett 

Cunderdin

Over 12 month period - and ongoing

$2500

Friends 

Contributions to Travel

There are currently no travel contributions.

Name Of Relevant Person Making Disclosure

Description Of Contribution

Name Of Person Who Made Contribution

Address Of Person Who Made Contribution

Date Contribution Was Received

Estimated Value Of Contribution At Time It Was Made

Nature Of Relationship Between Relevant Person And Person Who Made Contribution

Description Of Travel

Date Of Travel

Changes have been made to the Local Government Act 1995 regarding how and when gifts and travel are to be declared by elected council members and designated employees.

The City of Perth Bill 2015 has amended the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act) to provide that a relevant person who accepts a gift which is worth greater than $200 must disclose acceptance of the gift within ten days of receipt to the Chief Executive Officer, rather than in an annual return.  All contributions to travel over $200 must also be disclosed.  

The disclosures required are not intended to prevent councillors or designated employees from accepting gifts or contributions to travel that occur as part of their everyday life and activities. Given the significant responsibilities of working in local government – including overseeing budgets, deciding on major developments, and making decisions that affect the daily lives of ratepayers – it is important to have a high level of transparency and accountability to the public.  

The CEO is required to keep a record of the disclosures by way of a register. This is to be published on the local government’s official website as well as made available for public inspection at the council offices.