Lobbyist Register

A lobbyist is a person, company/organisation who conducts lobbying activities on behalf of a third party client or whose employees conduct lobbying activities on behalf of a third party client.

Lobbying is a legitimate activity.  Lobbyists can help individuals and organisations communicate their views on matters of public interest to council.  In the interests of transparency and integrity of decision making, lobbyists are encouraged to register any lobbying activity with council.   

Council's Register of Lobbyists records the details of lobbyists who have voluntarily registered with council.

Current lobbyists on register

Lobbyist (Individual/Company) Issue or matter on
which council will be lobbied
Individual or organisation who has engaged the lobbyist Date of registration
Statecraft Australand/Breen Holdings proposed development at Kurnell Breen Holdings 22 July 2009

Register as a lobbyist with council

Lobbying guide

Lobbyists must:

  • Disclose gifts or political donations relating to planning applications or public submissions
  • Use all reasonable endeavours to satisfy themselves of the truth and accuracy of all statements and information provided by them to clients whom they represent, the wider public and council officials
  • Not make misleading, exaggerated or extravagant claims about the nature or extent of their access to council officials or any other person
  • Comply with council's Statement of Business Ethics
  • Inform any council official that they are a lobbyist or an employee/contractor/person engaged by a lobbyist
  • Advise whether they are listed on council's lobbyist register
  • Advise the name of their client(s)
  • Advise the nature of their lobbying activity

Councillors, staff and delegates

Councillors, staff and delegates of council are obliged to comply with council's Code of Conduct and other policies in their interaction with all members of the public, including lobbyists.  These obligations apply whether or not the individual or organisation is registered as a lobbyist.



Location

Address: ,

More information

Policies and documents

Access to Information Policy Code of Conduct Statement of Business Ethics Fraud and Corruption Prevention Policy

Enquiries

Enquiries can be directed to Admin & Governance Manager on 9710 0333 or ssc@ssc.nsw.gov.au

Register as a Lobbyist with Council

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