Register of Gifts and Contributions to Travel

As of Friday 4 March 2016, the Local Government Act 1995 requires a relevant person who accepts a gift worth more than $200 to disclose this gift, in writing, to the Chief Executive Officer within 10 days of receipt.

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 relevant person is defined under section 5.74 of the Act as a person who is a Council member or a designated employee which includes:
  • Mayors;
  • Council Members;
  • The Chief Executive Officer;
  • Employees with delegated powers and duties under Part 5, Division 4 of the Act;
  • Employees who are members of committees comprising elected members and employees; and
  • Other employees as nominated by the local government to be a designated employee.
The Chief Executive Officer is required to keep a record of the disclosures by way of a register, which is to be published on the Town's official website as well as made available for public inspection at the Town’s Administration Building.