West Perth Council Has Code of Conduct

West Perth Council passed a draft code of conduct last night.
Council requested staff draft a code so that the municipality has one document as a common basis for what is acceptable while a member of West Perth Council.

Mayor Walter McKenzie says the best time to adopt a code of conduct was at a time when there is no issues among councillors. Rather than wait until a problem comes up.

Councillor Bill French says they are thinking for the future with this approach.

Mayor McKenzie says with 2014 being an election year adopting a code will be able to set a standard for future councillors.

A final draft will look to be adopted by council next week.