Modernising local government and helping to deliver services to the community.
The objective of stage 1 of the review was to:
This priority reform delivers on the following principles which underpinned stage one of the review:
The department undertook consultation on the topic of standards of behaviour during stage one of the Local Government Act review consultation.
The following sections outline what was heard during consultation and how the feedback has informed changes to the Act.
On 1 August 2018 the State Government announced their policy positions on the stage one priority reforms, including their position on standards of behaviour.
The following report provides further information on the findings from consultation and the Government’s decision regarding standards of behaviour:
Standards of behaviour policy position
On 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed by Parliament. This Amendment Act introduced the power to prescribe a mandatory Code of Conduct.
The Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 introduced the requirement for there to be a mandatory Code of Conduct.
The department sought feedback on a draft mandatory code of conduct, with submissions closing on 6 December 2019.
A copy of the draft Code of Conduct can be found below.
This feedback will inform the drafting of the mandatory Code of Conduct.
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