Changes have been made to the Local Government Act 1995 regarding how and when gifts and/or contributions to travel are to be declared by elected council members and designated employees.
Councillors and Designated employees who accept a gift which is worth greater than $200 and all employees who accept a notifiable gift which is worth greater than $50 must disclose acceptance of the gift and/or contributions to travel within ten days of receipt to the Chief Executive Officer.
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.
The register can be found by clicking on the following link Register of Gifts and Contributions to Travel