Primary & Annual Returns

The Local Government Act 1995 requires elected members and employees to make decisions in the best interests of the community, and decision-making must be transparent, accountable and free from bias or conflicts of interest.

Elected members and employees with delegated authority must disclose certain personal information when they commence at the Shire and every subsequent year while either elected, or employed at the Shire. These disclosures are called primary returns and annual returns.

A primary return is a snapshot of personal financial information as it exists upon the start date of an elected member or an employee. An annual return retrospectively discloses any changes to the information previously disclosed, or any new interest information to disclose since completing their last return.

In accordance with the Local Government Act 1995 and the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 local governments are required to publish a list of elected members and employees (by position) that lodged a primary return and annual return for each financial year.

Primary and Annual Returns Register 2021-2022

Councillor Training Register

Section 5.127 of the Local Government Act 1995 requires the CEO to publish this report on the local government’s official website within 1 month after the end of the financial year to which the report relates.

Councillor Training Register 2021-2022

Gifts & Travel Contributions Register

In accordance with the recent changes to the Local Government Act 1995, any gift or contribution to travel which is worth more than $200.00 (two hundred dollars) must be declared to the CEO within ten days of receipt and must be published on the Council’s official website and also made available in the Council’s premises.

The Shire of Collie Employee Code of Conduct states that, as from March 2022, the CEO has determined the threshold amount for prohibited gifts is $50 (including GST).

Shire of Collie Gift Register 2022

Complaints Register

Shire of Collie Complaints Register 2022