The Local Government Act 2020 (The Act) requires that all specified persons (for example; a Councillor, a member of a delegated committee who is not a Councillor, a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or a nominated officer) must lodge an initial personal interests return with Council’s CEO within 30 days of appointment.
A biannual personal interests return must then be lodged by all ongoing specified persons in March and September each year with Council’s CEO.
The CEO must prepare a summary of the personal interests information disclosed.
The Act and the Local Government (Governance and Integrity) Regulations 2020 detail what information must be included and excluded in the summary. The CEO must make the summary available on the Council’s website and for inspection during normal office hours.
It is important to note that the Act specifically states that the street address or number of the land that is a place of residence of any person is not included in the public summary.
The summary of returns is located below.