Town already ‘exceeds requirements’
TOWN of Cambridge councillors and staff have declared more than $6500 of gifts to date this year.
The value of the gifts range from $20 for tickets to a Methodist Ladies' College theatre production received by Mayor Keri Shannon to $2800 for chief executive Jason Buckley to attend a Conference of Major Super Funds (CMSF) conference on the Gold Coast.
Mr Buckley is a board member of WA Super.
His trip east is the only travel declaration so far.
Councillors Jane Powell, Tracey King, Corrine McRae and Mayor Keri Shannon were treated to four tickets each to the value of $291.20 to watch singer Kate Ceberano perform at the Quarry Amphitheatre in March and Cr McRae in February received six complimentary tickets to the same venue to see the West Australian Ballet.
Mr Buckley said there were no plans to publish gifts declared prior to 2014.
“The gift register has been published on the Town's website since early December 2015, in anticipation of changes to the Local Government Act 1995 that require local governments to publish their registers of gifts and contributions to travel on the official local government website,” he said.
“We have chosen to exceed these requirements by publishing our gift register from early December 2015, backdating the gift register to include entries from January 2014 and publishing, online, gifts received of $50 and above. We have well exceeded the requirements of the Act.”