The Council Member Behavioural Management Framework provides the legislative framework within which all council members must operate and provides the process for the management of complaints relating to a breach in the Behavioural Standards for Council Members. There are four components to the Council Member Behavioural Management Framework.
Part 1: The legislative framework within which all council members must operate (Sections 75E and 262B of the Local Government Act)
Part 2: The Behavioural Standards for Council Members, determined by the Minister for Local Government which apply to all council members in South Australia.
Part 3: The mandatory Behavioural Management Policy relating to the management of behaviour of Council Members and adopted pursuant to section 262B of the Local Government Act.
Part 4: Optional Behavioural Support Policy (or policies) (Council has not adopted a support policy at this point)
A breach of the Behavioural Standards will be dealt with in accordance with the council's Behavioural Management Policy. (This policy does not apply to complaints about council employees or the council as a whole).
A complaint made under the Behavioural Management Policy must be received in writing. The Behavioural Management Policy sets out the requirements for making a complaint and the process that will be followed. A complaint should be marked with "Confidential Council Member Complaint" and forwarded to the Chief Executive Officer via:
Email: email@example.com; or
Post: PO Box 21, Oaklands Park South Australia 5046, Australia
In accordance with the policy, Council will maintain a register of any matter where a breach has been found . This register also includes the prior two terms of council where a matter was considered under the old Council Member Code of Conduct - Procedure for Investigating Complaints Policy, and where a breach was found.
The register will be updated as resolutions are passed by Council and be rolling no less than 2 consecutive council terms.