*s.5.127. Report on training
(1) A local government must prepare a report for each financial year on the training completed by council members in the financial year. (2) The CEO must publish the report on the local government’s official website within 1 month after the end of the financial year to which the report relates.[Section 5.127 inserted: No. 16 of 2019 s. 61.]
Exemptions **Council Members are exempt from ‘Council Member Essentials’ if they have completed the Diploma in Local Government.[Regs s.36.(1)(i), but can attend refresher courses. A person who is a council member on the day on which the Local Government Regulations Amendment (Induction and Training) Regulations 2019 regulation 8 comes into operation is exempt from the requirement in section 5.126(1) until the end of their term of office [Regs s.36(2)] Council Members can access training and development programs as per Council Policy 4.1 Council Member Continuing Professional Development & Travel.