Governance

The City of Bunbury strives to provide good governance for all its functions and the development and progression of Bunbury.

We believe good governance requires us to be accountable, transparent, legally compliant, equitable and inclusive, effective and efficient and participatory.

The operations of the City of Bunbury are governed by the Local Government Act 1995 and associated Regulations.  In carrying out its functions a local government is to use its best endeavours to meet the needs of current and future generations through integration of environmental protection, social advancement and economic prosperity.

Local government also operates within a framework of delegated legislation, including orders and proclamations made by the Governor, by-laws, regulations and ordinances made by other statutory authorities.

For information regarding Acts, please access State Law Publisher.

For more information click on the links below:

Committees

Freedom of Information​

Local Laws

Council Policies​

Public Interest Disclosure​

Reports, Plans and Strategies

Conduct and Ethics

Bunbury district and ward boundaries​

Elected Members Training Report 2019-2020

Gifts Register for Elected Members and Chief Executive Officer

The Gifts Register contains those disclosures of gifts that have been made by Elected Members and the Chief Executive Officer in their official capacity which are valued over $300 or are two or more gifts with a cumulative value over $300 (where the gifts are received from the same donor in a 12-month period).

The Local Government Act 1995 requires the Chief Executive Officer to publish an up-to-date version of the Gifts Register on the City’s website within 10 days after a disclosure is made.

The City’s current Gifts Register contains disclosures made since Sunday 20 October 2019. Any disclosures made between Wednesday 1 July 2015 and Saturday 19 October 2019 are shown in the Former Gifts Register.

Current Register of Gifts

Former Gifts Register

 

Register of Notifable Gifts for Employees

A notifable gift is valued between $50.00 and $300.00 or are two or more gifts with a cumulative value between $50.00 and $300.00 (where the gifts are recieved from the same donor within a six-month period). The gift is to an employee from a donor who is undertaking or seeking to undertake an activity involving a local government discretion or, it is reasonable to believe is intending to undertake an activity involving a local government discretion.

The Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 requires the Chief Executive Officer to publish an up-to-date version of the Register of Notifiable Gifts on the City's Website.

The City's current Register of Notifiable Gifts contains disclosures made since Sunday 20 October 2019. Any disclosure made prior to to Saturday 19 October 2019 are  contained gift registers that are available for public inspection during the City's Standard opening hours.

Current Register of Notifiable Gifts.

 

Register of Certain Complaints of Minor Breaches

​Pursuant to section 5.121(3) of the Local Government Act 1995, the Chief Executive Officer is to publish an up-to-date version of the register of complaints on the local government’s official website. This register records all complaints that result in a finding under section 5.110(2)(a) that a minor breach occurred. 

Minor Breaches Register​