These documents and registers are available for public inspection as required by Regulation 12 of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2015.
Council has an obligation to make the following available:
The documents referred to above can also be inspected at Council's office at 15 Anderson Street, Lilydale.
Personal Interests Returns are a new requirement under Division 3 of Part 6 (sections 132-136) of the Local Government Act 2020 (the 2020 Act). They replace all previous requirements under the Local Government Act 1989 (1989 Act). A personal interest return is a record of the private interests of a person in public office that assists in improving probity. It particularly helps ensuring transparency and reducing conflicts of interest.
People who must lodge personal interest returns are councillors, members of delegated committees, the CEO, and nominated officers. View the CEO Instrument of Nomination(PDF, 206KB) for a full list of positions that are required to submit returns.
The Local Government Act 2020 (section 135 and 136) and the Regulations(PDF, 282KB) require that a summary of information submitted in Personal Interests Returns should be made available to the public. The 2020 Act and the supporting Regulations also state those matters which are required to be excluded from the summary. The CEO of council will determine what summary of information is provided, subject to the requirements of the 2020 Act and the supporting Regulations.
The Local Government Act 2020 and the Regulations sets out what information that can be accessed or disclosed publicly from information submitted in the Public Interests Returns.
You can download and view the Personal Interest Returns - March 2023(PDF, 2MB).