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Departmental circular 9 2019

Narrogin Town Hall

The Act includes a requirement for the introduction of:

  • a mandatory code of conduct for council members, committee members and candidates (Code of Conduct); and
  • mandatory minimum standards covering the recruitment, selection, performance review and early termination of local government Chief Executive Officers (CEO Standards).

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (department) is seeking feedback on the draft Code of Conduct and draft CEO Standards (and accompanying guidelines). These documents and the online survey for each topic are available below.

Feedback can be provided via the completion of the online surveys or by sending written submissions to the department at actreview@dlgsc.wa.gov.au. Submissions close on 6 December 2019.

The feedback received will inform the drafting of regulations.

Code of Conduct

The introduction of a mandatory code of conduct for council members, committee members and candidates is intended to ensure that standards of behaviour are consistent between local governments and address community expectations.
Complete the Code of Conduct survey

CEO Standards

The introduction of mandatory minimum standards covering the recruitment, selection, performance review and early termination of local government CEOs is intended to ensure best practice and greater consistency in these processes among local governments.
Complete the CEO Standards survey

For further information, please contact the Strategic Initiatives team via email at actreview@dlgsc.wa.gov.au.

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