Councillor Expenses

From July 2016, the Mayoral allowance was $72,834.42 and the Councillor allowance $23,539.76 per annum, plus the equivalent of the superannuation guarantee contribution of 9.5 percent.

On 18 November 2016, the Department of Environment Land, Water & Planning (refer circular No. 42/2016) advised all Councils that a notice was published in the Government Gazette G47 dated 24 November 2016, providing for a 2.5 percent adjustment to apply to all Mayoral and Councillor allowances to take effect from 1 December 2016. Under Section 73B of the Local Government Act 1989, a Council must increase the Mayoral and Councillor allowances by this adjustment.

Consequently, from 1 December 2016, Mayoral and Councillor allowances were increased to $74,655.28 and $24,128.25 per annum respectively, plus the equivalent of the superannuation guarantee contribution of 9.5 percent.

In accordance with section 74(1) of the Local Government Act 1989, A Council must review and determine the level of the Councillor allowance and the Mayoral allowance within the period of six months after a general election or by the next 30 June, whichever is later. As Council Elections occurred on the 22 October 2016, Council undertook a review process in accordance with the Act which subsequently resulted in Council resolving to set the Mayoral allowance to $76,521.00 and the Councillor allowance to $24,730.00 per annum, effective from the date of the resolution, being 13 February 2017.

In addition to Councillor allowances, Councillors are provided with a number of resources and support to assist them in undertaking their duties. This includes office administration and support, professional development support, and equipment such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets and printers. Councillors are also entitled to seek reimbursement for expenses such as travel and child care.

The Mayor receives a vehicle for the duration of the term, a dedicated office and support from an assistant. These expenses and resources are specified in the Provision of Resources and Support to Councillors policy

Councillors/Term Allowances Travel Expense Car Mileage Information and Communication Technology Expenses Conference and Training Expenses Total
Cr Alan McFarlane
4 Nov 16 to 30 Jun 17
17,569 0 0 632 0 18,201
Cr Brad Law
4 Nov 16 to 30 Jun 17
17,569 0 0 641 644 18,854
Cr Christine Sindt
1 Jul 16 to  21 Oct 16
7,993 0 530 552 2,940 12,015
Cr Dale Harriman
1 Jul 16 to 21 Oct 16;
4 Nov 16 to 30 Jun 17
25,563 0 3,249 2,187 4,558 35,557
Cr Dan Clancey
4 Nov 16 to 30 Jun 17
17,569 0 2,117 613 440 20,740
Cr Darrell White
1 Jul 16 to 21 Oct 16;
4 Nov 16 to 30 Jun 17
25,563 0 2,407 2,710 271 30,952
Cr Darren Howe
4 Nov 16 to 30 Jun 17
17,569 0 0 576 0 18,145
Cr Graeme Middlemiss
1 Jul 16 to 21 Oct 16;
4 Nov 16 to 30 Jun 17
25,563 0 0 1,463 158 27,183
Cr Kellie O'Callaghan
(Mayor - 9 Nov 16 to 30 Jun 17)
1 Jul 16 to 21 Oct 16;
4 Nov 16 to 30 Jun 17
61,617 45 1,365 2,779 156 65,962

 

Cr Michael Rossiter
(Mayor -  1 Jul 16 to 21 Oct 16)
1 Jul 16 to  21 Oct 16
24,732 507 0 749 3,022 29,010
Cr Peter Gibbons
1 Jul 16 to  21 Oct 16
7,993 0 782 338 378 9,492
Cr Sandy Kam
1 Jul 16 to  21 Oct 16
7,993 0 1,314 987 2,095 12,389
Cr Sharon Gibson
1 Jul 16 to 21 Oct 16;
4 Nov 16 to 30 Jun 17
25,563 0 7,243 2,825 2,815 38,445

# Council elections held on 21 Oct 2016 and new Councillors sworn in on 4 Nov 2016