Mayoral and Councillor allowances

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Public notice - Mayoral and Councillor Allowances

Council at its meeting on 17 March 2021 commenced the statutory process pursuant to section 74(4) of the Local Government Act 1989 to determine the Councillor and Mayoral allowances for 2021 or until such time as the Remuneration Tribunal determines the allowances in accordance with the Local Government Act 2020.

Council adopted, in-principle, the following Councillor and Mayoral allowances:

  • proposed mayoral allowance of $81,204 per annum, plus $7,714 being the equivalent of the superannuation guarantee, being the maximum allowed for category 2 councils
  • proposed councillor allowance of $26,245 per annum, plus an additional $2,493 being the equivalent of the superannuation guarantee, being the maximum allowed for category 2 councils

Any person wishing to make a written submission pursuant to section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 on the review of Councillor and Mayoral allowances must lodge a submission before 5pm on Wednesday, 30 April 2021. Submissions should be submitted online, via Council’s website.

Any person who has made a written submission to Council can request to be heard in support of their submission and is entitled to appear in person or by a person acting on their behalf. Please indicate in your submission if you wish to be heard.

Submissions made in accordance with section 223 of the Act are considered public documents and may be incorporated in the agenda and minutes of the Council Meeting at which they are considered and available on Council’s website as part of the relevant agenda and minutes of the meeting.

For enquiries, please contact our Governance Advisor on 5481 2200 or [email protected]