City regis­ters not back­dated

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS - Joel Kelly

WHILE many of Perth’s lo­cal govern­ments have back­dated their man­dated on­line travel regis­ters, the City of Bel­mont has started its own from March.

Changes to the Lo­cal Govern­ment Act took ef­fect on March 4, re­quir­ing all travel and gift con­tri­bu­tions in the lo­cal govern­ment sec­tor to be posted on­line.

Each WA coun­cil now has its own on­line reg­is­ter.

Many – in­clud­ing City of Swan, City of Stir­ling, City of Vin­cent, City of Wan­neroo and City of Bayswa­ter – have back­dated regis­ters.

But the City of Bel­mont has only pub­lished gifts and travel con­tri­bu­tions from af­ter March 4.

Bel­mont chief ex­ec­u­tive Stu­art Cole said there was “no leg­isla­tive re­quire­ment to pub­lish any dec­la­ra­tions other than those re­ceived on or af­ter March 4” this year.

So far, the city gift reg­is­ter has three $256 tick­ets to the East Metropoli­tan Re- gional Coun­cil’s Bi­en­nial Stake­holder Din­ner listed.

Res­i­dents can still view the old travel and gifts reg­is­ter, but they will need to visit the city’s ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing and re­quest to see it.

Bel­mont’s travel and gift reg­is­ter can be found by click­ing on the “ser­vices” tab on the City of Bel­mont web­site, find­ing the “publi­ca­tions” head­ing, then click­ing on “cor­po­rate doc­u­ments”.

It can also be found do­ing a web search for “City of Bel­mont gift reg­is­ter”.

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