Review of councillor misconduct framework

Review of councillor misconduct framework

Mr Gary Kellar PSM has been appointed to undertake an independent review of the framework for dealing with councillor misconduct in NSW.

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 is examining the process for making complaints, the investigation process, the timeliness of disciplinary action, and the efficacy of the disciplinary action and penalties available.

Terms of Reference

The review’s terms of reference are available below.

Terms of Reference – Independent review of the effectiveness of the framework for dealing with councillor misconduct in NSW – PDF

Consultation Paper

A consultation paper was issued to facilitate an understanding of the current framework. The consultation paper is available below.

Submissions on this consultation paper closed on 28 March 2022.

Mr Kellar is currently reviewing these submissions and meeting with stakeholders for the review. His final report is expected later this year.

Consultation Paper – Councillor conduct accountability in NSW Local Government – PDF