The Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors are entitled to receive an allowance while performing their duty as an elected official.
Under the Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal and Improving Parliamentary Standards Act 2019 (Vic) (VIRTIPS Act), the Tribunal is required to make Determinations setting the values of the allowances, including allowance categories, payable to Mayors, Deputy Mayors and Councillors (Council members) in Victorian Councils.
On 17 June 2021, the Minister for Local Government requested that the Tribunal make the first Determination. The Determination was made on 7 March 2022 and came into effect from 18 December 2021.
The allowances paid to our Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors from 18 December 2021 – 17 December 2022 as set by the Determination inclusive of the Superannuation Guarantee Contribution, are:
Reimbursement of expenses
Council is committed to supporting Councillors to effectively undertake their duties by providing appropriate resources. Expenses can be claimed in respect of:
The Councillor Expenditure Policy provides the necessary governance around claiming expenses.
Payments to Councillors – October 2022 to December 2022
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Jim Child (Mayor)
Johanna Skelton (Deputy Mayor)
Sophie Todorov (Deputy Mayor)
Payments to Councillors – July 2022 - June 2023
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Cr Sophie Todorov
Cr Andrew Fullagar
Cr Len Cox
Cr Johanna Skelton
Cr Tim Heenan
Cr Jim Child
Cr Fiona McAllister
Cr Richard Higgins
Cr David Eastham
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