City registers not backdated
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”.