Delegations & public register

Delegations 

Councils are required to undertake specific functions and duties, and can exercise certain powers, pursuant to the Local Government Act 1999 and a range of other Acts. In most cases the relevant Acts grant these obligations and powers directly to the Council.

As it is neither practical nor efficient for the Elected Member body to perform the many operational activities required by legislation or to meet community needs, Section 44 of the Local Government Act 1999 allows a Council to formally delegate many of its functions and powers to the Chief Executive Officer who may then sub-delegate the powers and functions to other responsible staff, or to a Committee of Council.

Full delegation list effective December 2019(PDF, 3MB)

Public registers

The following information is available to the public in accordance with the Local Government Act 1999.

Community Land Ownership, Leases and Licences

The Local Government Act 1999 provides the legislative framework for the care, control and management of Council reserves and other public land within the City of Unley—also referred to as Community Land.

The Act requires councils to prepare Community Land and Management Plans(PDF, 555KB) and to keep a register of all community land within its area.

Register of Community Land Ownership, Leases and Licences(PDF, 178KB)

Elected Members allowances and benefits register

In accordance with Section 79 of the Local Government Act 1999, all Elected Member allowances and benefits will be recorded in the register of allowances and benefits, which includes the annual allowance payable to the member, details of any expenses reimbursed by the council under section 77(1)(b) and details of other benefits paid or payable to, or provided for the benefit of, the member by the council.

This register is also available for public inspection at our Civic Centre.

Register of Elected Members Allowances and Benefits Quarter 1 20/21(PDF, 500KB)

Register of Elected Members Allowances and Benefits July 2019 -June 2020(PDF, 174KB)

Register of Council Members reimbursements and benefits | Nov 2018 - Jun 2019(PDF, 290KB)

Register of Council Members reimbursements and benefits | Oct - Dec 2018(PDF, 167KB)

Elected Members gift and benefit register

When an Elected Member receives a gift or benefit which is valued at more than $100, details of each gift must be recorded within a Gifts and Benefits register maintained and updated quarterly, as per the Code of Conduct. 

This register is also available for public inspection at our Civic Centre.

Elected Members gifts and benefits register - July - Sep 2020(PDF, 128KB)

Elected Members gifts and benefits register - April - June 2020(PDF, 141KB)

Council Members gifts and benefits register | Jan - Mar 2020(PDF, 105KB)

Council Members gifts and benefits register | Oct - Dec 2019(PDF, 106KB)

Elected Members register of interests register

Under section 70(a1) of the Local Government Act 1999, Council must publish on the website, in accordance with the regulations, the following details about an Elected Members as recorded in the Register of Interest:

The members’ income source (within the meaning of Schedule 3 to the Local Government Act) or employer;

  • The name of any political party, any body or association formed for political purposes or any trade or professional organisation (within the meaning of Schedule 3) of which the member is a member;
  • Any gifts received by the member that are required to be included in the information entered in the Register in relation to the member.

Excerpts from Council Members’ Register of Interests | 2018(PDF, 158KB)

Register of dogs

The Register of Dogs is available to view on request at the Unley Customer Service Centre, 181 Unley Road, Unley.

Register of roads

You can view a copy of the register of roads below.

Register of roads(PDF, 40KB)

Register of staff benefits & gifts

A Code of Conduct for employees is prescribed under Schedule 2A of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2013. The Code of Conduct says that if an employee of a council receives a  gift or benefit of an amount greater than the amount determined by the Minister, by notice published in the Gazette, then the gift or benefit must be entered onto the Gifts and Benefits Register.

The threshold amount governing when a gift or benefit must be registered has been gazetted at $50. The register will be updated on a quarterly basis.

Staff gifts and benefits register quarter 1 2020/21(PDF, 340KB)

Staff gifts and benefits register 2019 - 2020(PDF, 515KB)

Staff gifts and benefits register 2018 - 2019(PDF, 122KB)