Under section 5.126 of the Local Government Act 1995, each council member must complete mandatory council member training as described by regulations.

The mandatory training course prescribed in the Administration Regulations 35 is titled “Council Member Essentials”.

Council members appointed by their respective local governments are required to complete any mandatory training supported by their local government and therefore the Regional Local Government does not undertake this training.

Under section 5.127 of the Local Government Act 1995, a local government must prepare a report for each financial year on the training completed by council members in the financial year and publish on its website.

Under section 5.128 of the Local Government Act 1995, a local government must prepare and adopt a policy in relation to the continuing professional development of council members.

Council adopted Policy 1.5 – Conference and Industry Events Attendance, supporting individual and group professional development relating to waste management.

Professional Development

Council Member

Professional Development

Date

Cr Doug Thompson – Chair
(City of Fremantle)

2019 State Waste & Recycling Conference (WALGA MWAC)

2020 State Waste & Recycling Virtual Conference (WALGA MWAC)

25/09/2019

25/09/2020

Cr Steve Kepert – Deputy Chair
(City of Melville)
Appointed to SMRC in October 2019.

SMRC/RRRC Councillor Induction (SMRC)

4/8/2020

Cr Wendy Cooper
(City of Kwinana)

State Waste & Recycling Conference (WALGA MWAC)

25/09/2019

Cr Cliff Collinson
(Town of East Fremantle)

State Waste & Recycling Conference

Landfill & FOGO Tour in Perth (WALGA MWAC)

2020 State Waste & Recycling Virtual Conference (WALGA MWAC)

25/09/2019

25/09/2019

25/09/2020