Conduct and Ethics

The Shire of Pingelly has a Code of Conduct to prevent misconduct, corruption and fraud.

Code of Conduct for Council Members, Committee Members and Candidates

The Shire of Pingelly has adopted the Local Government (Model Code of Conduct) Regulations 2021 as its Code of Conduct applicable to Council members, Committee members and Candidates*.

The Code provides for:

  • Overarching principles to guide behaviour
  • Behaviours and complaints which are managed by local governments; and
  • Rules of conduct, contraventions of which are considered by the independent Local Government Standards Panel where appropriate.

*an individual is considered a candidate when their nomination for election is accepted by a Returning Officer under Section 4.49 of the Local Government Act 1995.  The Model Code applies to the individual from that point.  Any alleged breach of the Model Code may only be addressed if and when the individual is elected as a Council member.

Code of Conduct 

Under the Code, complaints regarding alleged breaches of Division 3 of the Code of Conduct by a Council member, Committee member or Candidate are managed by the local council as the decision-making body of the local government.

A complaint about the alleged breach of Division 3 of the Code must be made:

The signed complaint form is to be addressed to:

Chief Executive Officer

Shire of Pingelly

17 Queen Street

Pingelly  WA  6308

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