Conduct and disclosure

Our Code of Conduct and disclosure policies establish a set of standards for Councillors to live by.

Councillor Code of Conduct

We adopted our current Councillor Code of Conduct (PDF, 828KB) on 14 February 2017 in accordance with the Local Government Act 1989.

On 30 August 2016 we set up the Conduct Reference Group Terms of Reference and Operating Guidelines (PDF, 33KB), to operate within the Code of Conduct.

Councillor Child Safe Policy

We adopted a Councillor Child Safe Policy (PDF, 146KB) on 26 November 2019. The Policy outlines expectations for Councillors when interacting with children and young people and our responsibilities in identifying, responding to and reporting child abuse.

Councillors' expenses

To help Councillors perform their duties, we developed a Councillor Civic Support and Expenses Policy (PDF, 106KB).

It details our policies in areas including:

  • expenses
  • conferences, seminars and training
  • accountability.

You can download details of our recent expenses.