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Disclosure of Gifts & Contributions to Travel

Local Government Act 1995 amendments

As of 20th October 2019, council members and CEOs are required to disclose gifts that are received in their capacity as a council member (or CEO) and –

  • are valued over $300; or
  • are of a cumulative value that exceeds $300 where the gifts are received from the same donor in a 12-month period.

Contributions to travel costs, whether financial or otherwise, will no longer be treated separately. These are now incorporated within the definition of gift.

Reportable gifts for employees and volunteers mean: 

  • a gift worth more than $25.00 but less than $300.00; or
  • a gift that is 1 of 2 or more gifts given to the local government employee by the same person within a period of 1 year that are in total worth more than $25.00 but less than $300.00.

Real time reporting of gifts is achieved through requirements to disclose all gifts within 10 days of receipt, for the CEO to update the register within 10 days, and for an up-to-date version of the register to be published on the local government’s official website.

Gift Register
Name of person making disclosure Description of gift Name and address of person who made gift Date gift was received Estimated value of gift at time it was made Nature of relationship between person who made gift and person who received gift For a gift that is a travel contribution - description and date of travel For an excluded gift under s.5.62(1B)(a): the date of the approval refereed to in s.5.62(1B)(a)(ii) and the reasons for the approval
David Nicholson 2 x Cups of Coffee Bluff Knoll Cafe
8620 Chester Pass Road Borden
28/01/2024 $12.00 Cafe Owners and CEO for the Shire of Gnowangerup Description: N/A
Approval Reason: N/A
Prescribed Information: N/A
Chiara Galbraith Gift Hamper Food items - Note: All consumed amongst team at Christmas lunch Solutions IT
5 St Emilie Way, Shop 2, Albany Western Australia 6330
14/12/2023 $100.00 Contract IT provider & Contract Manager Description: N/A
Chiara Galbraith 1 ticket to event at Borden Pavillion 'Kalyakoorl, ngalat warangka' Borden Pavilion Committee
Stone Street, Borden 6338 WA
11/08/2023 $50.00 Community group that Shire supports Description: nil
Approval Reason: N/A
Prescribed Information: N/A
Sandy Nicholson Coffee & pot plant Yongergnow Australian Malleefowl Centre and Café
Jaekel St, Ongerup WA 6336
24/11/2022 $10.00 Wife of CEO David Nicholson Description: N/A
Approval Reason: N/A
Phil Shephard Bucket of honey CJ Morton
96 Wylie Crescent, Middleton Beach WA 6330
09/11/2022 $50.00 Ratepayer / Officer (Town Planner) Description: N/A
Approval Reason: N/A
Prescribed Information: N/A

Register of Gifts and Travel to 18 October 2019

Prior to the amendments to the Local Government Act 1995 proclaimed on the 18 October 2019, local governments were required to maintain a register of gifts and travel contributions received by the Mayor, Elected Members, Chief Executive Officer and relevant employees. This register is now redundant but is required to remain publicly available.

View Register of Gifts and Travel to 18 October 2019