Review of councillor misconduct framework

Review of councillor misconduct framework

The Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock has initiated a review of the framework for dealing with councillor misconduct in NSW.

Gary Kellar PSM has been appointed to carry out the review. Mr Kellar was a member of the expert panel which conducted a review of the local government misconduct framework in Queensland in 2017 and was general manager of Logan City Council for 26 years.

The review will specifically examine the process for making complaints, the investigation process, the timeliness of disciplinary action, and the efficacy of the disciplinary action and penalties available.

The review’s terms of reference are available below.

More information about how to participate in the review will be made available in July 2021.