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Council: Committees and Groups Register

Register of Delegated Authority

Gift Registers 

Gift and travel registers

Register of gifts and travel contributions that have been received by elected members and employees  

Electoral gift registers

Complaints Register

Register of minor breach complaints, and complaints made under the City of Fremantle Council Members, Committee Members and Candidates Code of Conduct.

Report on Elected Member Training

Register of Primary and Annual Returns

Register of Public Questions from Council Meetings

Register of Fees, Expenses and Allowances paid to Elected Members

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What is the Register of Delegated Authority?

In accordance with section 5.42 of the Local Government Act 1995 a local government may delegate to the CEO the exercise of any of its powers or the discharge of any of its duties under —
(a) the Act other than those referred to in section 5.43; or
(b) the Planning and Development Act 2005 section 214(2), (3) or (5).

These are referred to as a delegation in the Register of Delegated Authority.

In accordance with section 5.44 of the Local Government Act 1995 a CEO may delegate to any employee of the local government the exercise of any of the CEO’s powers or the discharge of any of the CEO’s duties under the Act other than the power of delegation.

These delegations are referred to as sub delegations in the Register of Delegated Authority.

The CEO is to keep a register of the delegations made under this Division to the CEO and to employees.

At least once every financial year, delegations are to be reviewed by the delegator.

In accordance with section 5.45 of the Local Government Act 1995 nothing in the Division is to be read as preventing —
(a) a local government from performing any of its functions by acting through a person other than the CEO; or
(b) a CEO from performing any of his or her functions by acting through another person

What are the requirements of gift disclosures?

In accordance with regulation 19AF of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 the CEO has determined that the threshold amount for prohibited gifts is $300.

  • An employee who accepts a reportable gift from an associated person is to notify the CEO within 10 days of accepting the gift.

  • A gift has the meaning given to it in the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996.

  • A reportable gift includes:
    (i) a gift worth more than $50 but less than $300; or
    (ii) a gift that is 1 of 2 or more gifts given to the local government employee by the same person within a period of 1 year that are in total worth more than $50 but less than $300.

The Local Government Act 1995 (sections 5.87A and 5.87B) requires elected members and the Chief Executive Officer to disclose within 10 days of accepting gifts which are: 

  • Valued over $300, or

  • Two or more gifts with a cumulative value over $300 (where the gifts are received from the same donor in a 12-month period). 

What are the requirements of electoral gift disclosures?

Please refer to the information provided here.

What are the requirements of primary and annual returns?

Section 5.75 of the Local Government Act 1995 requires Elected Members, the Chief Executive Officer and officers with delegated authority to complete a primary return within three months of their start date at the City. 

Section 5.76 of the Local Government Act 1995 requires those relevant persons who have submitted a primary return to update their returns yearly by submitting an annual return.

A list of the Elected Members, CEO, and officer who have submitted a primary or annual return is required to be published on each local government's website. 

As soon as is practicable after a person ceases to be a person who is required under section 5.75 or 5.76 to lodge a return, the CEO is to remove from the register all returns relating to that person.