Model Code of Conduct for LGA’s

Consultation on drafts of the new Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW and Procedures

The Office of Local Government (OLG) is consulting with councils and other stakeholders on changes to the Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW (the Model Code of Conduct) and the Procedures for the Administration of the Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW (the Procedures).

The proposed amendments to the Model Code of Conduct and Procedures are highlighted in bold type in the consultation drafts. These amendments are designed to update, clarify and enhance prescribed ethical standards, to address issues identified in the four years the current versions of the Model Code of Conduct and Procedures have been in force and to improve their operation. The new Model Code of Conduct and Procedures will also contain new provisions that are designed to improve ethical standards, more effectively deter non-compliance and lead to improved transparency and accountability.

Submissions can be made by email to olg@olg.nsw.gov.au. Submissions should be labelled “Code of Conduct Consultation” and marked to the attention of OLG’s Council Governance Team. Submissions should be made before Monday 4 December 2017

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