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Councillor Expenses

Mayors and Councillors are entitled to receive an allowance while performing their duty as an elected official, with the Victorian Government responsible for setting the upper and lower levels of these allowances.

The Council is required to set the amount of the allowance, within the allowable range, following the general election, and the allowance level determined remains in effect for the full term of the council. In addition to the allowance, Councillors also receive an amount equivalent to the superannuation guarantee contribution which is currently 9.5%.

The Mayor and Councillors are entitled to receive an allowance while performing their duty as an elected official, with the Victorian Government responsible for setting the upper and lower levels of these allowances.

Allowance levels are subject to annual automatic adjustments that are announced in the Victorian Government Gazette by the Minister for Local Government. On 27 October 2020, the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions advised all councils that the Minister for Local Government declared there would be no increase to the Mayoral or Councillor allowances for the 2020/21 year.

Following a general election, the Council is required to set the amount of the allowance within the allowable range, with the determined allowance remaining in effect for the full term of the council. In addition to the allowance, Councillors also receive an amount equivalent to the superannuation guarantee contribution which for the 2020/21 financial year was 9.5%.

At the Scheduled Council Meeting on 12 April 2021, the Council resolved to set the Mayor and Councillors allowances for the 2020 to 2024 term at the maximum allowable amount for a category 2 council, being $81,204 per annum for the Mayor and $26,245 per annum for Councillors.

In addition to the Mayor and Councillor allowances, Councillors are also 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, computers, tablets and printers. Councillors are also entitled to seek reimbursement for expenses such as travel and childcare.

The Mayor also receives use of a fully maintained motor vehicle, a dedicated office, and support from an assistant. These expenses and resources are specified in the Councillors and Delegated Committee Members Expenses, Resources and Support policy, a copy of which is available from the Latrobe City Council website: www.latrobe.vic.gov.au

 

Statutory Info Councillors

* Cr Dan Clancey: Mayor 01/07/2020 to 24/10/2020
^ Cr Sharon Gibson: Mayor 20/11/2020 to 30/06/2021

Note: Council election held 24 October 2020, with elected Councillors sworn in from 10 November 2020.

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