Records of Councillor Complaints Records of Councillor Complaints

Section 177 (11) of the Local Government Act 2009 provides that the Chief Executive Officer must keep a record of written complaints* received about Councillor Conduct or Performance and the outcome of each written complaint, including any disciplinary or other action that was taken in relation to the complaint.  Sub section (12) requries that the public may inspect the record:-

  • at the Local Government's public officer; or
  • on the Local Government's website 

The Record of Complaints about Councillor Conduct or Performance includes all complaints since the Act was proclaimed.

*Complaints that are assessed as being frivolous or having been made vexatiously are exempted from the requirement to be recorded.