Conflict of Interest Provisions for Elected Members and Members of Committees of Council
Managing conflicts of interest and perceived conflicts of interest is integral to the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of local government. The Local Government Act 1999 (the Act) sets out how conflicts and perceived conflicts of interest must be declared and managed. The provisions apply in the same way to a Council Committee Member in respect of matters to be discussed at a Council Committee as they apply to Council Members with respect to matters discussed by a Council.
To discharge this responsibility, Members need to be aware of the matters which are to come before a meeting and consider whether he or she has an interest which may give rise to a conflict of interest in respect of any matter. Members should consider not only their own interests but also (for the purposes of a material conflict of interest) the interests of nominated persons, including relatives.
Please refer to the following documents for further information:-
Conflict of Interest Guidelines Awareness and Responsibility Local Government Association, February 2016