The NSW Government have drafted a new version of the state's Model Code of Conduct for Councils which was put on public exhibition for comment.
The rule book contains new provisions that are designed to improve ethical standards, deter non-compliance and lead to improved transparency and accountability.
Its contents applies to 1500 councillors and almost 50,000 council staff.
Local government minister Gabrielle Upton said these new proposed requirements would put an even greater onus on councillors to behave appropriately.
Breaches of the new Code of Conduct by councillors can result in suspension and even disqualification from office."