Gift Disclosures

Elected Members, the CEO and employees of a local government are required to disclose gifts received in association with their official capacity with the local government. The CEO is to maintain Registers of Gifts and to publish up-to-date versions of the Registers on the Shire’s website. 

Elected Members and CEO

Sections 5.87A and 5.87B of the Local Government Act 1995, which came into effect on 20 October 2019, requires Elected Members and the CEO to disclose any gifts (including contributions to travel) with a value exceeding $300 (or two or more gifts with a cumulative value exceeding $300 where the gifts are received from the same donor in a 12 month period) within 10 days of receipt, where the gift is associated with their local government role. 

Register of Gifts for Councillors and CEO (from 20 October 2019)

Register of Gifts (29 November 2016 to 19 October 2019)

Local Government Employees

In accordance with Regulation 34B of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996, the Shire of Gingin’s Code of Conduct for Employees contains a requirement for employees to disclose any gift with a value of between $50 and $300 (or two or more gifts with a cumulative value of between $50 and $300 where the gifts are received from the same donor in a 6 month period) within 10 days of receipt. With some exceptions, disclosure is required where the donor is undertaking or seeking to undertake an activity involving a local government discretion, or it is reasonable to believe is intending to undertake an activity involving a local government discretion.

Gifts with a value exceeding $300 are prohibited. Gifts with a value of less than $50 (Token Gifts) may be accepted and need not be disclosed (provided the gift is not one of two or more given by the same donor during a 6 month period with a cumulative value exceeding $50).

Notifiable Gifts Register (from 29 November 2016)

Councillor Training Report

Under Section 5.127 of the Local Government Act 1995, as of the commencement of the 2019/20 financial year local governments are to prepare a report for each financial year on the training completed by Elected Members that year and to publish the report on its website. A report for the following financial years can be viewed as follows:

Councillor Training Report 2019/20

Shire of Gingin Offices

Gingin

7 Brockman Street
Gingin WA 6503

T: (08) 9575 5100

F: (08) 9575 2121

E: mail@gingin.wa.gov.au

Lancelin

255 Vins Way
Lancelin WA 6044

T: (08) 9575 5155

F: (08) 9575 2121

E: mail@gingin.wa.gov.au

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