City of Nedlands Code of Conduct - Council Members, Committee Members & Candidates

The Code of Conduct is established to guide the behaviour of Council Members, Committee Members and Candidates. The Code of Conduct specifies general principles for standards of behaviour which are expected of Council Members, Committee Members & Candidates and Rules of Conduct.

Complaints

Pursuant to the Local Government (Model Code of Conduct) Regulations 2021;
Regulation 11 (3), authorises the following persons to receive Division 3 complaints and withdrawals of same, relating to Council Members, Committee Members and Candidates:

  1. Complaints about Council Members or candidates for elections that become Council Members, excluding those made by the Mayor – the Mayor; 
  2. Complaints made by the Mayor excluding those made by the Deputy Mayor – the Deputy Mayor; 
  3. Complaints about the Mayor – the Deputy Mayor, unless the complaint is made by the Deputy Mayor - the CEO; 
  4. Complaints about the Deputy Mayor made by the Mayor – the CEO;
  5. A Complaints Officer may refer a complaint for further inquiry and report to the external consultant, in accordance with the policy adopted; and
  6. A Council Member making a complaint may request that the complaint is referred to an external consultant for investigation.


NOTE: The Chief Executive Officer is also the Complaints Officer for the purposes of s5.120 of the Local Government Act 1995, and thus for Division 4 of the Code.
Please see relevant complaint forms and information in the documents below.