Complaints about Councillor Conduct

On 3 December 2018 new legislation became effective and new requirements were introduced regarding the complaints process for councillor conduct. The new requirements affect all local governments in Queensland.

If you require further information about making a complaint to the OIA you can visit their website, emailing or call 1300 620 722.

Councillor Conduct Register

Chapter 5A Part 6 Division 1 of the Local Government Act 2009 requires Council to keep an up-to-date register about Councillor conduct and ensure the public may inspect the register at the local government’s public office and on the local government’s website.

Douglas Shire Council has developed a Councillor Conduct Register to record and disclose Councillor unsuitable meeting conduct, inappropriate conduct, misconduct, complaints about the conduct of councillors dismissed by the assessor, and decisions to take no further action in relation to the conduct of councillors investigated by the assessor.

The Councillor Conduct Register is available for public inspection at Council’s Administration Office or at the below links.

Further information
If you require further information about councillor conduct, please contact Council’s Manager of Governance on 07 4099 9420