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) requires that the public may inspect the record:-

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

The Councillor Complaints Register (PDF) 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.