Councils must adopt the new Model Code of Conduct and Procedures within 6 months of prescription, 14 December — 14 June Please note that the Model Code of Conduct and Procedures only apply from 14 June or the date they are adopted by each council whichever is first. They are not retrospective.
For any allegations that relate to behaviour or conduct that occurred prior to the new Model Code and Procedures being adopted by council, the previous versions of the Model Code and Procedures apply. Councils may include supplementary provisions in their adopted codes of conduct and may also impose more onerous requirements than those prescribed under the Model Code of Conduct.
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However, councils must not dilute the standards prescribed in the Model Code of Conduct. The new Model Code of Conduct applies to more than 45, staff and nearly 1, councillors at councils across NSW. Circular contains further important information.
Adoption Councils must adopt the new Model Code of Conduct and Procedures within 6 months of prescription, 14 December — 14 June Key changes include: it incorporates the pecuniary interest provisions previously contained in the Local Government Act and Regulation new standards relating to discrimination and harassment, bullying, work health and safety, behaviour at meetings, access to information and maintenance of council records new rules governing the acceptance of gifts including mandatory reporting a new ongoing disclosure requirement for councillors and designated persons requiring disclosure of new interests in returns of interests within three months of becoming aware of them councillors will be required to disclose in their returns of interests whether they are a property developer or a close associate of a property developer.
Further information Circular contains further important information.