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.

The Complaints Register provides details of minor breach complaints which the Local Government Standards Panel finds has occurred and the actions taken. The Complaints Register is published in the interest of accountability and transparency.

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

Rules of Conduct

The Local Government (Rules of Conduct) Regulations 2007 applies to complaints about an Elected Member of the Shire of Chittering Council arising from an alleged breach of the Local Government (Rules of Conduct) Regulations 2007, made by members of the public other Elected Members. The legislation specifies rules which are intended to prevent Elected Members engaging in inappropriate behaviour such as securing personal advantage, misusing local government resources and improper conduct. The Local Government Standards Panel deals with breaches of these rules of conduct.

The Register of Complaints prescribed under Section 5.121(3) of the Local Government Act 1995, must include the following information:

  1. the name of the council member about whom the complaint is made; and
  2. the name of the person who makes the complaint; and
  3. a description of the minor breach that the standards panel finds has occurred; and
  4. details of the action taken under section 5.110(6)

The Shire of Chittering's Register of Complaints is listed below:

* There are currently no complaints for the Shire of Chittering Council

Date Received
Name of Affected Council Member
File Ref.
Description of Minor Breach
(proven - not allegations)
Action taken under s5.110(6)(b) (c)