The Local Government Act 2020 requires councils to develop and approve a Councillor Code of Conduct within 4 months after each general election. A council may choose to amend the Councillor Code of Conduct any time during its term.
At its meeting held on 22 February 2021, Council adopted the Councillor Code of Conduct. The purpose of the Code is to set out the Standards of Conduct with which councillors must comply and to:
- foster good working relationships between councillors to enable councillors to work constructively together in the best interests of the municipal community
- lift the standard of behaviour of councillors during Council meetings, councillor briefings and any other meetings which councillors participate in from time to time
- establish benchmarks for councillor conduct designed to build public confidence in the integrity of local government.