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Councillor Conduct Register

In accordance with Section 150DX of the Local Government Act 2009, Council is required to keep a register of complaints made against Councillors and the outcome of these complaints. The Councillor Conduct Register can be viewed below and is also available for public inspection at Council's Lannercost Street Office.

If you wish to inspect the register contact the Office of the Mayor and CEO on 4776 4602 to arrange an appointment to view the register.

Complaint Number

C/20/00391
Complaint Date 2 June 2020
Councillor Name (if required) Cr Ramon Jayo 
Summary of Complaint  It was alleged a councillor has failed to respect a resident by not responding to a text message about a council issue, despite the resident having recently provided assistance to council at his own cost to address the issue.
Decision Date 10 June 2020
Summary of Decision Complaint Dismissed
Meeting and Chairperson
(if applicable)
Reason for Decision  The Office of the Independent Assessor dismissed this matter pursuant to section 150X (a)(ii) of the Local Government Act 2009 as the conduct does not raise a reasonable suspicion of inappropriate conduct or misconduct within the meaning of the Act.
The OIA considered the conduct of the councillor and noted that Council had unanimously resolved to address the issue in a particular way but the councillor has been reminded to respond to requests for information from residents or refer such requests to the Chief Executive Officer to provide the resident with advice.
Action Taken
(if applicable)



Complaint Number C/20/00078, C/20/00079, C/20/00343 and C/20/00398.
Complaint Date 29 January 2020 and 3 June 2020
Councillor Name (if required) Cr Andrew Cripps and Cr Mary Brown
Summary of Complaint  That Subject Councillor ‘A’ failed to declare a conflict of interest when considering an item where their own private business may benefit from the outcome. That Subject Councillor ‘A’ influenced the decision of Subject Councillor ‘B’ to vote in favor of the item where the Subject Councillor ‘A’ had a conflict of Interest.
And further that Subject Councillor ‘B’ failed to declare a conflict of interest when considering the same item before council
Decision Date 23 September 2020
Summary of Decision Complaint Dismissed 
Meeting and Chairperson
(if applicable)
Reason for Decision  Following a full investigation the Office of the Independent Assessor decided to take no further action pursuant to section 150Y(b)(i) of the Local Government Act 2009 [the Act] on the basis that the conduct of Subject Councillor ‘A’ and ‘B’ does not raise a reasonable suspicion of inappropriate conduct or misconduct.
It was found that Subject Councillor ‘A’ had declared an interest and no evidence was gathered to support the allegation of influence over Subject Councillor ‘B’.
It was found that the interest upon which Councillor ‘B’ had in the item under consideration was too remote for a reasonable person to consider that the Councillor might make a decision that was not in the public interest.
Action Taken
(if applicable)

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