The gift registers contain disclosure of gifts that have been made by elected members, the CEO and employees in their official capacity.
Elected members and the CEO are required to disclose gifts which are valued over $300 or are two or more gifts with a cumulative value over $300 (where the gifts are received from the same donor in a 12 month period) within 10 days of receipt [Sections 5.87A & 5.87B Local Government Act 1995].
Employees are required to disclose gifts that are valued between $50 and $300 or are two or more gifts with a cumulative value between $50 and $300 (where the gifts are received from the same donor in a 12 month period) within 10 days of receipt. Gifts over the value of $300 are prohibited [R.34B Local Government (Administration) Regulations]. A gift valued below $50 may be accepted and need not be disclosed (providing the gift is not one of 2 or more gifts given by the same person within a 12 month period whereby the total value exceeds $50).
The Act and Regulations require the CEO to publish an up to date version of the Gifts Registers on the Shire’s website after a disclosure is made. To protect the privacy of individuals, the registers published on this website does not include the address disclosed by an individual donor.