The Local Government Act 2009 (Section 12) outlines the responsibilities of councillors. Councillors represent the interests of residents of the area, ensure Council delivers on its plans and complies with legislation and provide quality leadership for the community. They participate in meetings, policy development and decision-making for the benefit of the local community.
The Mayor has additional responsibilities including leading meetings, preparing the budget, providing strategic direction to Council’s Chief Executive Officer. When performing their responsibilities, councillors must serve the overall public interest of the whole local government area.
Code of Conduct for Councillors of Redland City Council
The Code of Conduct for Councillors sets out agreed standards of behaviour for all councillors of the Redland City Council when carrying out their official duties.
- Download the Code of Conduct for Councillors [PDF 0.1MB]
Contact us to obtain a hard copy of the code.
Councillor conduct complaints
The Conduct and Performance of Councillors policy has been established to provide a clear administrative method of handling and resolving complaints made about the conduct and performance of Redland City councillors.
Councillor conduct complaints process
The detailed process of handling and resolving these complaints is described in the Conduct and Performance of Councillors Guideline.
This process helps to provide transparency, accountability and good governance. It holds councillors accountable for upholding acceptable standards of behaviour.
Please refer to our complaints page for detailed information about how to lodge a complaint and our general complaints process.
Register of councillor conduct complaint outcomes
In accordance with the Local Government Act 2009, Council is required to keep a register of councillor conduct complaint outcomes.
Download the Councillor General Complaints Register