Councillor Code of conduct
Councillors have specific obligations as to their conduct in the following legislation:
All councillors are required to adhere to a code of conduct. Adopting such a code is a requirement of the Local Government Act 2002. Once adopted, such a code may only be amended by a 75 per cent or more vote of the Council.
The code sets out the Council’s understanding and expectations of how the Council Chair and councillors will relate to one another, to staff, to the media and to the general public in the course of their duties. It also covers disclosure of information that is received by or is in the possession of elected members, and contains details of the sanctions, if any, that the Council may impose if an individual breaches the code.