Council Gift Register
The City of Perth Act 2016 received Royal Assent on 3 March 2016 and amends the gift and contributions to travel provisions within the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act). Associated amendments have also been made to the following:
- The Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996, and
- The Local Government (Rules of Conduct) Regulations 2007.
As of 4 March 2016, the Act requires relevant persons who accept a gift worth more than $200 to disclose this gift, in writing, to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) within 10 days of receipt. This replaces the previous process of disclosing these in the annual return. All contributions to travel over $200 must also be disclosed as do multiple gifts or contributions from the same donor where the total value is over $200.
A new section 5.89A requires the CEO to keep a register of gifts and contributions to travel. The CEO is required to make the register available for public inspection and to publish it on the local government’s official website.
SWEK Council Gift Register