Wyndham City Council is committed to good governance and ethical behaviour as a key ingredient of responsible, effective and accountable local government.

To assist Councillors in understanding their role and in meeting legislated requirements, Wyndham has revised its Councillors Code of Conduct.

The general purpose of the Code is designed to assist Councillors to understand how to act professionally and how to maintain the highest standards of conduct when executing the duties of Councillor.

The Code is also designed to generate the highest level of confidence by the community in their elected representatives. The Code provides specific rules of conduct for dealing with issues should they arise and dispute resolution processes and procedures.

The Councillor Code of Conduct must be reviewed within twelve months after every general Council election.

The revised Councillor Code of Conduct was adopted by resolution of Wyndham City Council on 7 February 2017 in accordance with the Local Government Act 1989.

Along with the Councillor Code of Conduct 2017, the Governance Local Law 2013 including the Meeting Procedure Protocol 2014, the Governing Wyndham Framework 2014 (the Framework) is a key governance policy document at Wyndham.  This Framework forms an ‘umbrella’ of underlying set of ideas, principles, agreements and rules that outline how Wyndham has conducted its governance historically. 

As adopted in October 2013, and as subsequently amended by Council on 22 September 2014.

For further information, contact the City Governance department on 9742 0777 or email mail@wyndham.vic.gov.au.

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