A code of conduct is a set of conventional principles and expectations that are considered binding on any person who is a member of a particular group.

Council adopted amended "Code of Conduct - Elected Members Policy" at its meeting held on 21 April 2021.

Policy 4.1 Code of Conduct - Elected Members

The Code of Conduct provides Elected Members of the Shire of Chittering with consistent guidelines for an acceptable standard of professional conduct.
The Code addresses in a concise manner the broader issues of ethical responsibility and encourages greater transparency and accountability.

Council adopted the "Code of Conduct - Employee, Volunteers & Contractors" at its meeting held on 19 May 2021.

Code of Conduct - Employee, Volunteers & Contractors

The Code of Conduct clarifies the standards of behaviour that are expected of all staff and volunteers in the Shire of Chittering in the performance of their duties.
It gives guidance in areas where staff and volunteers need to make personal and ethical decisions and is to be used in conjunction with the Shire's other HR Policies and Procedures.

Council adopted the "Code of Conduct - Behaviour Complaints Management" at its meeting held on 16 June 2021.

Code of Conduct - Behaviour Complaints Management

The Local Government (Model Code of Conduct) Regulations 2021 requires that complaints about alleged breaches of behavioural requirements under Division 3 must be dealt with at a local level by the Local Government.

An Elected Member commits a minor breach if he or she contravenes the Local Government Act (Rules of Conduct) Regulations 2007.

In accordance with the Local Government Act 1995, a complaint of a minor breach is submitted to the Local Government Standards Panel for determination.

You can file a complaint of any Shire of Chittering member by completing the following form.

Behaviour Complaint Form

For more information on the Minor Breach system please visit the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.