Code of Conduct
In accordance with the Local Government Act 1995 every Western Australian local government is to prepare and adopt a code of conduct to be observed by Elected Members, Committee Members and employees.
The City of Joondalup Code of Conduct for Employees, Elected Members and Committee Members (the Code) has been adopted for this purpose and ensures the roles and responsibilities of Elected Members, Committee Members and employees are understood and respected. This enables professional relationships to be established and maintained in the interests of providing good governance, overall integrity and good government for the community.
The Code sets out principles and standards of behaviour Elected Members, Committee Members and employees must observe when performing their duties and details explanatory matters around key areas of:
- values, principles and behaviour
- professional conduct
- communication and official information
- use of City resources and information
- conflicts of interests and gifts and benefits
- reporting suspected breaches of the Code.
The Code must be read in conjunction with the Local Government Act 1995, the Local Government (Rules of Conduct) Regulations 2007 and other legislation that affect Elected Members, Committee Members and employees while performing their role and duties and the Code does not override or affect those provisions or requirements.