Code of conduct

Model Code of Conduct and Model CEO Standards

On 3 February 2021, legislation was passed that saw the introduction of a Mandatory Code of Conduct for Council Members (including the Chief Executive Officer) , Committee Members and candidates for local government elections.

The Model Code provides for:

Overarching principles to guide behaviour
Behaviours which are managed by local governments
Rules of conduct breaches which are considered by the Standards Panel.

Also introduced was the Model CEO Standards that provide a framework for local governments to select a CEO in accordance with the principles of merit, equity and transparency.