Gift and Travel Register

Changes to the disclosure requirements around gifts and travel contributions valued over $200 (or sum of gifts from any one person during a year) came into effect on March 4, 2016.

Councillors and designated employees are now required to disclose, in writing, to the CEO within 10 days.  A designated employee is the CEO, an employee with delegation of authority, an employee who is a member of a committee comprising councillors and employees and any employee nominated by the local government.  This replaces the previous process of disclosing these annually in a return.

The CEO is required to keep a register of these disclosures and publish the register on the Shire's website.  The Gifts and Contributions to Travel Register can be found here.