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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GENERAL) REGULATION 2005 - REG 217

Additional information for inclusion in annual report

217 Additional information for inclusion in annual report

(1) For the purposes of section 428 (4) (b) of the Act, an annual report of a council is to include the following information:
(a) details (including the purpose) of overseas visits undertaken during the year by councillors, council staff or other persons while representing the council (including visits sponsored by other organisations),
(a1) details of the total cost during the year of the payment of the expenses of, and the provision of facilities to, councillors in relation to their civic functions (as paid by the council, reimbursed to the councillor or reconciled with the councillor), including separate details on the total cost of each of the following:
(i) the provision during the year of dedicated office equipment allocated to councillors on a personal basis, such as laptop computers, mobile telephones and landline telephones and facsimile machines installed in councillors' homes (including equipment and line rental costs and internet access costs but not including call costs),
(ii) telephone calls made by councillors, including calls made from mobile telephones provided by the council and from landline telephones and facsimile services installed in councillors' homes,
(iii) the attendance of councillors at conferences and seminars,
(iv) the training of councillors and the provision of skill development for councillors,
(v) interstate visits undertaken during the year by councillors while representing the council, including the cost of transport, the cost of accommodation and other out-of-pocket travelling expenses,
(vi) overseas visits undertaken during the year by councillors while representing the council, including the cost of transport, the cost of accommodation and other out-of-pocket travelling expenses,
(vii) the expenses of any spouse, partner (whether of the same or the opposite sex) or other person who accompanied a councillor in the performance of his or her civic functions, being expenses payable in accordance with the Guidelines for the payment of expenses and the provision of facilities for Mayors and Councillors for Local Councils in NSW prepared by the Director-General from time to time,
(viii) expenses involved in the provision of care for a child of, or an immediate family member of, a councillor, to allow the councillor to undertake his or her civic functions,
(a2) details of each contract awarded by the council during that year (whether as a result of tender or otherwise) other than:
(i) employment contracts (that is, contracts of service but not contracts for services), and
(ii) contracts for less than $150,000 or such other amount as may be prescribed by the regulations,
including the name of the contractor, the nature of the goods or services supplied by the contractor and the total amount payable to the contractor under the contract,
(a3) a summary of the amounts incurred by the council during the year in relation to legal proceedings taken by or against the council (including amounts, costs and expenses paid or received by way of out of court settlements, other than those the terms of which are not to be disclosed) and a summary of the state of progress of each legal proceeding and (if it has been finalised) the result,
(a4) details or a summary (as required by section 67 (3) of the Act) of resolutions made during that year under section 67 of the Act concerning work carried out on private land and details or a summary of such work if the cost of the work has been fully or partly subsidised by the council, together with a statement of the total amount by which the council has subsidised any such work during that year,
(a5) the total amount contributed or otherwise granted under section 356 of the Act,
(a6) a statement of all external bodies that during that year exercised functions delegated by the council,
(a7) a statement of all corporations, partnerships, trusts, joint ventures, syndicates or other bodies (whether or not incorporated) in which the council (whether alone or in conjunction with other councils) held a controlling interest during that year,
(a8) a statement of all corporations, partnerships, trusts, joint ventures, syndicates or other bodies (whether or not incorporated) in which the council participated during that year,
(a9) a statement of the activities undertaken by the council during that year to implement its equal employment opportunity management plan,
(b) a statement of the total remuneration comprised in the remuneration package of the general manager during the year that is to include the total of the following:
(i) the total value of the salary component of the package,
(ii) the total amount of any bonus payments, performance payments or other payments made to the general manager that do not form part of the salary component of the general manager,
(iii) the total amount payable by the council by way of the employer's contribution or salary sacrifice to any superannuation scheme to which the general manager may be a contributor,
(iv) the total value of any non-cash benefits for which the general manager may elect under the package,
(v) the total amount payable by the council by way of fringe benefits tax for any such non-cash benefits,
(c) a statement of the total remuneration comprised in the remuneration packages of all senior staff members (other than the general manager) employed during the year, expressed as the total remuneration of all the senior staff members concerned (not of the individual senior staff members) and including totals of each of the following:
(i) the total of the values of the salary components of their packages,
(ii) the total amount of any bonus payments, performance payments or other payments made to them that do not form part of the salary components of their packages,
(iii) the total amount payable by the council by way of the employer's contribution or salary sacrifice to any superannuation scheme to which any of them may be a contributor,
(iv) the total value of any non-cash benefits for which any of them may elect under the package,
(v) the total amount payable by the council by way of fringe benefits tax for any such non-cash benefits,
(e) if the council has levied an annual charge for stormwater management services--a statement detailing the stormwater management services provided by the council during that year,
(e1) if the council has levied an annual charge for coastal protection services--a statement detailing the coastal protection services provided by the council during that year,
(f) a detailed statement, prepared in accordance with such guidelines as may be issued by the Director-General from time to time, of the council's activities during the year in relation to enforcing, and ensuring compliance with, the provisions of the Companion Animals Act 1998 and the regulations under that Act.



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