The Councillor Code of Conduct aims to strengthen the working relationships between Councillors.
The Code of Conduct recognises that a good working relationship between Councillors and Council officers is the basis for a solid and effective team, to represent the community and provide leadership and guidance for the future of the municipality.
Since being implemented in October 2001, the Code of Conduct has undergone regular reviews in line with legislative requirements.
In accordance with the City of Stonnington General Local Law No. 1 Clause 406(2)(e) when Councillors are sworn into office, they are required to make a declaration to the Chief Executive Officer to observe the Councillor Code of Conduct. The Councillor declaration must be signed, witnessed by the Chief Executive Officer and recorded in the Council minutes within one month of the swearing in ceremony.
Failure to make the declaration within the specified time will result in the Councillor being unable to continue in office.
Upon any future amendments to the Code of Conduct, all Councillors will be required to make the declaration again, within one month of the amendments being adopted.
View Councillor Code of Conduct(PDF, 29MB)