Registers and Required Reports

As per the provisions of the Local Government Act 1995 and its subsidiary legislation, Councils must ensure certain Registers and Required Reports are kept and made available for public viewing.

To view available reports, please click on the registers below or attend the Shire of Ashburton Offices.

Report on Council Training and Professional Development

In September 2019 amendments to the Local Government Act 1995 and the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 came into effect relating to training for elected members.

A mandatory training course, “Council Members Essentials” is required to be completed within 12 months of being elected and this course comprises the following five units:

  1. Understanding local government
  2. Serving on council
  3. Meeting procedures
  4. Conflicts of interest
  5. Understanding financial reports and budgets

A person who is a council member on the day on which the Local Government Regulations comes into operation is exempt from the requirement until the end of their term of office.

Pursuant to Section 5.127 of the Local Government Act 1995:

A local government must prepare a report for each financial year on the training completed by council members in the financial year
The CEO must publish the report on the local government's official website within 1 month after the end of the financial year to which the report relates.
The document below provides a listing of elected members' training completed in the financial year ending 30 June 2023

Report on Council Member Training and Professional Development

Register of Electoral Gifts

Register of Electoral Gifts

Register of Certain Complaints of Minor Breaches

Register of Certain Complaints and Minor Breaches

Register of Financial Interests

Register of Financial Interests - From July 2020 to current

Register of Gifts 

Register of Gifts - January 2015 to current

Register of Payments Made to Council Members 

Register of Payments Made to Council Members - 2020-2021

Register of Payments Made to Council Members - 2021-2022

Register of Payments Made to Council Members - 2022-2023

Register of Delegations and Authorisations

Register of Delegations and Authorisations 

Register of Annual and Primary Returns

Register of Primary and Annual Returns - From July 2020 to December 2021

Register of Primary and Annual Returns – From January 2022 to current