Councillor Misconduct Review Released

Give your feedback on how the Councillor Misconduct framework should operate in NSW.
Councillor Misconduct Review Consultation
Councillor Misconduct Review Consultation

What’s this about?

The independent review into the framework governing councillor misconduct has been released.

The review examined the current administrative framework under which complaints about councillor misconduct are managed, including analysis of other jurisdictions.

The report makes 49 recommendations, which are summarised in the Consultation Guide.  The recommendations for change are extensive and include:

  • a new, independent framework for dealing with councillor misconduct
  • the establishment of an independent Councillor Conduct Commission to oversee regional Councillor Conduct Review Panels
  • tougher penalties and sanctions to respond to misconduct, including the ability to impose monetary penalties.

The NSW Government is inviting further feedback and submissions on the key recommendations for change contained in the report, in particular, recommendations for significant changes to the management of councillor misconduct in NSW.

Have your say

There are 2 ways you can submit your feedback in writing below. 

Submissions should be labelled ‘Review of the Councillor Misconduct Framework – Consultation Guide’.

For further information, please contact OLG’s Council Governance Team on 02 4428 4100.

Have your say by 3 February 2023.

Formal submission

13 December 2022 to 3 February 2023

Address: Locked Bag 3015, Nowra, NSW 2541


13 December 2022 to 3 February 2023

Consultation period

From:13 December 2022
To:3 February 2023

See consultation methods

More information

Email: Project team
Phone: 02 4428 4100
Agency Website
Consultation Website

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