Complaint Register

The Local Government Act 1995 requires a Complaint Register be maintained.


5.121. Register of certain complaints of minor breaches

(1) The complaints officer for each local government is required to maintain a register of complaints which records all complaints that result in a finding under section 5.110(2)(a) that a minor breach has occurred.

(2) The register of complaints is to include, for each recorded complaint — 

(a) the name of the council member about whom the complaint is made; and

(b) the name of the person who makes the complaint; and

(c) a description of the minor breach that the standards panel finds has occurred; and

(d) details of the action taken under section 5.110(6).

(3) The CEO must publish an up to date version of the register of complaints on the local government’s official website.

Complaint Register
Complaint No. Councillor Name Person Who Made Complaint A description of the minor breach that the standards panel finds has occurred Details of the action taken under section 5.110(6)(b) or (c). Date of Complaint Date of Panel Decision
SP.39 of 2016 Sandra Boulter Mat Humfrey On 25 January 2017 the Local Government Standards Panel (Panel) made a finding that Councillor Sandra Boulter, a councillor for the Town of Cottesloe (Town), committed a breach of regulation 11(2) of the Local Government (Rules of Conduct) Regulations 2007 (WA) (Regulations) by failing to disclose an interest in a matter to be discussed at the ordinary council meeting of the Town on 28 June 2016 (Minor Breach). The Panel considered how the Minor Breach is to be dealt with under section 5.110(6) of the Local Government Act 1995 (WA) (LG Act) and concluded, for the following reasons, that Cr Boulter should be ordered to undertake training in terms of: (a) to be determined by the Department (as defined in section 1.4 of the Local Government Act 1995 (WA); (b) on the subject of “interests”; (c) for a period of no less than 2 hours; and (d) at a location to be advised by the Department. 15/08/2016 16/06/2017