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Gifts & Benefits Register - Elected Members

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters records all gifts and benefits received by Elected Members

The Elected Members Gifts and Benefit Register is updated on a quarterly basis.

The Local Government Act 1999 was amended on 1 September 2013 requiring that all Elected Members comply with a state wide Code of Conduct.

The Code requires Elected Members to record gifts and benefits in a register and for this information to be published at the end of each quarter.

The Code of Conduct for Council Members specifies the following:

Gifts and Benefits:

3.7 Council members must not:

3.7.1 Seek gifts or benefits of any kind;

3.7.2 Accept any gift or benefit that may create a sense of obligation on their part or may be perceived to be intended or likely to influence them in carrying out their public duty;

3.7.3 Accept any gift or benefit from any person who is in, or who seeks to be in, any contractual relationship with the council.

3.8 Notwithstanding code 3.7, Council members may accept campaign donations as provided for in the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999.

3.9 Notwithstanding code 3.7.3, Council members may accept hospitality provided in the context of performing their duties, including:

3.9.1 Free or subsidised meals, beverages or refreshments of reasonable value provided in conjunction with:

3.9.1.2 Council work related events such as training, education sessions workshops and conferences;

3.9.1.3 Council functions or events;

3.9.1.4 Social functions organised by groups such as Council committees and community organisations;

3.9.2 Invitations to, and attendance at, local social, cultural or sporting events.

3.10 Where Council members receive a gift or benefit of more than a value published in the Government Gazette by the Minister from time to time, details of each gift must be recorded within a gifts and benefits register maintained and updated quarterly by the Council’s Chief Executive Officer. This register must be made available for inspection at the principal office of the Council and on the Council.

Gifts & Benefits Register - Employee

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters records all gifts and benefits received by employees.

The Staff Gifts and Benefit Register is updated on a quarterly basis.

Pursuant to Section 110 (1) of the Local Government Act 1999, the Code of Conduct for Employees became operational from 13 February 2014.

The Code requires that gifts and benefits received by employees be recorded on a gifts and benefits register and to publish this information at the end of each quarter.

The Code of Conduct for Employees specifies the following:

Gifts and benefits:

2.19 Council employees must not:

2.19.1 Seek gifts or benefits of any kind;

2.19.2 Accept any gift or benefit that may reasonably create a sense of obligation on their part or may be reasonably perceived to be intended to or would reasonably be likely to influence them in carrying out their public duty; and

2.19.3 Accept any gift or benefit from any person who is in, or who seeks to be in, any contractual relationship with the Council.

2.20 Notwithstanding Code 2.19.3, Council employees may accept hospitality provided in the context of performing their duties, including:

2.20.1 Free or subsidised meals, beverages or refreshments of reasonable value provided in conjunction with:

2.20.1.1 Council work related events such as training, education sessions workshops and conferences;

2.20.1.2 Council functions or events;

2.20.1.3 Social functions organised by groups such as Council committees and community organisations.

2.20.2 Invitations to, and attendance at, local social, cultural or sporting events.

2.21 Where any Council employee receives a gift or benefit of more than a value published in the Government Gazette by the Minister from time to time, details of each gift or benefit must be recorded within a gifts and benefits register maintained and updated quarterly by the Council’s Chief Executive Officer. This register must be made available for inspection at the principal office of the Council and on the Council website.

Online Development Application Register

The Development Application Register can be accessed online or is available in hard copy, at the Norwood Town Hall, during Council office hours.

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Register of Interests - Extracts from the Elected Member Register of Interests

Section 70(a1) of the Local Government Act 1999, stipulates that a Council must publish details regarding an Elected Member as recorded in the Register of Interests on the Council’s website.