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Councillor expenses

Councillors are entitled, under section 40 of the Local Government Act 2020, to seek reimbursement for expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of their duties. 

We support workplace equity, where all Councillors are able to participate and perform in their role equally. As such, and in line with the Councillors Expense Policy, reimbursements may be sought for carer and childcare needs to ensure Councillors can undertake their official duties as an elected representative.

We also supports the professional development of Councillors during their time in office, including an allowance for professional development as part of the Councillor Expense Policy.

Read the Councilor Expenses Policy

Mobile phone useage is $75 flat fee per councillor per month.

 

  • Vehicles more than 4 cylinders or 35 power mass units (pmu) and over: 113.346 cents per kilometre
  • Vehicles 4 cylinders and less, or less than 35 power mass units (pmu): 93.414 cents per kilometre
Councillor Travel Expenses Details General expenses Professional Development
Jack Kowarzik $32.69 35 kilometres on 10 May 2021. $138.95 - iPad Case $385 - MAV Meeting Procedure Workshop
Graeme Moore $1771.60 1563 kilometres between 8 March 2021 and 29 April 2021. Nil. Nil.
Stephanie Davies $63.52 68 kilometres between 18 April 2021 and 15 May 2021. $1389.77 - $1259.78 on child care, $129.99 on iPad case Nil.
Brett Owen Nil - Nil. $385 - MAV Meeting Procedure Workshop
Councillor Professional Development
Jeff Springfield $7368 - MAV AICD Directors course - 28 May - 25 June. Approval was given by the Mayor.
Councillor Travel Expenses Details General expenses Professional Development
Graeme Moore $610.93 539 kilometres travelled between 26 January 2021 and 4 March 2021 Nil Nil
Collin Ross $446.13 394 kilometres travelled between 19 November 2020 and 24 February 2021 $47.50 - Phone case and screen protector Nil
Carol Ryan $244.93 262 kilometres travelled between 7 December 2020 and 22 February 2021 Nil Nil
Stephanie Davies $61.65 66 kilometres travelled between 25 January 2021 and 29 March 2021 $237 - $117.70 for childcare, $119.40 for Working With Children Check $5500 - Ruth McGowan Coaching
Brett Owen Nil - Nil $440 - MAV Meeting Procedure Workshop
Councillor Travel Expenses Details General expenses Professional development
Jeff Springfield $754.79 808 kilometres travelled between 14 November 2020 and 8 February 2021 $324 on taxi fare, mobile phone and iPad case Nil
Tammy Radford Nil - Nil $670.99 - Spruikit Local Government Councillor Presentation Skills Training
Councillor Travel expenses Details Professional Development
Ray Brown $474.92 419 kilometres travelled between 19 November 2020 and 16 December 2020. Nil
Tammy Radford Nil -

$3900 - Ruth McGowan Coaching

$99 - Day on a page training

Stephanie Davies Nil - $99 - Day on a page training
Jack Kowarzik Nil - $99 - Day on a page training
Councillor Travel Expenses Details
Stephanie Davies $87.28 77 kilometres travelled between 14 October 2020 and 21 December 2020.
Councillor General Expenses
Jack Kowarzik $173.93; Purchased a laptop bag, diary and phone case
Stephanie Davies

$198.25 Mobile phone case and laptop bag

$650 Childcare

Nil.

Nil.

Nil.

Nil.

Nil.

Nil.

Councillor Travel Expenses Details General Expenses
Collin Ross $1,562.32 1,346 kilometres travelled between 19 December 2019 and 19 March 2020. $100 for parking, Linkt and stationary expenses.

 

Councillor Travel Expenses Details Professional Development
Graeme Moore $2104.84 1,857 kilometres travelled between 25 January 2020 and 13 March 2020. $55 CEC Women in Conservation Dinner (5 March 2020)
Michael Schilling $212.05 227 kilometres travelled between 7 October 2019 and 16 March 2020.  
Carol Ryan Nil. Nil. $55 CEC Women in Conservation Dinner (5 March 2020)
Brett Owen Nil. Nil. $55 CEC Women in Conservation Dinner (5 March 2020)

 

Councillor Professional Development expenses
Jeff Springfield

$1222.98 Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference 4-7 May 2020 (Due to Covid19 a refund is being sought)

$55 CEC Women in Conservation Dinner (5 March 2020)

$440 VLGA FastTrack 2020 The Final Count Down

Councillor Travel Expenses Details General Expenses Professional Development
Leticia Wilmot $1,429.23 1,530 kilometres travelled between 2 October 2019 and 18 December 2019.    
Collin Ross $3,328.63 2,936.7 kilometres travelled between 17 September 2019 and 18 December 2019. $290.43 for parking and Linkt expenses  
Graeme Moore $624.54 551 kilometres travelled between 13 November 2019 and 23 December 2019.   $440 for VLGA FastTrack 2020 28 February 2020.

 

Councillor Travel Expenses Details
Brett Owen $1,124.39 992 kilometres travelled between 13 September 2019 and 27 November 2019.

 

Councillor Professional Development
Brett Owen $220 Vic/Tas Modular Pavilion event 13 November 2019 - Development of Dog Park from Policy to Practice.

 

Councillor Travel Expenses Details General Expenses Professional Development
Leticia Wilmot $2,104.62 2253 kilometres between 1 July 2019 and 30 September 2019    
Collin Ross $4,350.67 3834 kilometres between 27 June 2019 and 16 September 2019 $442.51 for parking and etag expenses Points used to attend MAV State conference dinner (17 October)
Ray Brown $1,534.70 1354 kilometres between 1 July 2019 and 26 September 2019 $28.20 for Taxi fare to a MAV conference  
Jeff Springfield $1,134.98 1215 kilometres between 8 August 2019 and 14 October 2019    

 

Councillor Travel Expenses Details
Michael Schilling $190.75 204.2 kilometres between 1 July 2019 and 18 September 2019

 

Councillor Travel Expenses Details Professional Development
Jeff Springfield $930.40 996 kilometres between 4 June 2019 and 5 August 2019 Nil.
Brett Owen $759.42 670 kilometres between 1 July 2019 and 30 August 2019 Nil.
Graeme Moore Nil. Nil. $363.00 - VLGA Masterclass on Community Engagement 21 August 2019

 

Councillor Travel Expenses Details Professional Development
Collin Ross $3,273.21 2887.8 kilometres travelled between 26 March 2019 and 25 June 2019 MAV Councillor Development Weekend (1450 MAV points used)
Michael Schilling $214.10 229.2 kilometres travelled between 25 March 2019 and 31 June 2019 Nil.
Leticia Wilmot $1661.84 1779 kilometres travelled between 1 April 2019 and 27 June 2019 Nil.
Brett Owen $952.11 840 kilometres travelled between 1 April 2019 and 27 June 2019 Vic/Tas Modular Pavilion Event ($110)
Ray Brown $838.76 740 kilometres travelled between 1 May 2019 and 29 June 2019

MAV Councillor Development Weekend (1450 MAV points used)

Vic/Tas Modular Pavilion Event ($110)

Graeme Moore Nil Nil

MAV Councillor Development Weekend (1450 MAV points used)

Vic/Tas Modular Pavilion Event ($110)