We are reviewing Councillor and Mayoral allowances and we are seeking the community's feedback.
The range of allowances payable is set by the Victorian Government; we are only able to amend allowances in the future if the Minister for Local Government conducts a review of the categories of Councils and amends these or otherwise increases the amounts payable.
At its meeting on 14 November 2016, Council considered the amount of allowances payable. It is proposed that he maximum amount be retained; $74,655 per annum for the Mayoral allowance and $24,127 per annum for the Councillor allowance. An amount equivalent to the superannuation guarantee (currently 9.5%) is payable in addition to these amounts.
Any decisions Council takes in regard to setting allowance amounts will be fixed for the term of this Council through to 2020.
Community members are invited to submit their feedback regarding this decision. Submissions must be in writing and be lodged no later than 13 January 2017. If any person wishes to make a verbal presentation in support of their submission they should state so in the submission and they will be heard by the Council at a date and time to be set.
Submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer and can be: