Accountability & Governance
Welcome to the City's portal for 'Accountability and Governance'.
We're working towards building a better Vincent and improving transparency and accountability in how we operate is core to our goal.
What is the purpose of this portal?
This page will serve as a central repository of all the City’s publicly available registers, disclosures of interests and fee/allowance/salary information.
We aim to make it easier for visitors to the City’s website to find and access this information. Future accountability and governance initiatives will be uploaded and accessed via this tab.
Why are we doing this?
Vincent was the first local government in Western Australia to adopt a policy and online public register of council member contact with developers, and to publish and update an online public register of gifts and hospitality received by Council Members and Staff. You can view these at the links further below.
As an extension to this work and in light of recent changes to the Local Government Act 1995, Council decided to create this dedicated ‘Accountability & Governance’ portal at its 5 April 2016 meeting (you can read more in the minutes here; see item 10.4).
'Raising the Bar' Discussion Paper
At its 19 April 2016 Special Council Meeting, Council adopted its 'Raising the Bar' Discussion Paper to stimulate discussion and feedback among local governments on a range of measures designed to improve transparency and accountability across the sector in W.A. This important paper, plus statements from Mayor John Carey who introduced the motion, can be read here.
In support of these Council-led reforms we're also reinventing our organisation to cut red tape, simplify and streamline service delivery, provide good value for money and an improved customer experience.
For further information
If you have any queries, please contact the City’s Chief Executive Officer on 9273 6002 or firstname.lastname@example.org