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Review of Mayor and Councillor allowances

Submissions close at 05:00PM on Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Notice is given pursuant to section 74 of the Local Government Act 1989 (“the Act”) that Yarra Ranges Shire Council (“Council”) has reviewed the allowances paid to the Mayor and Councillors and proposes to retain the level of allowances previously set for the term of this Council through to 2020, so that the Mayoral Allowance will be $94,641 per annum and the Councillor Allowance will be $29,630 per annum.

An amount equivalent to the superannuation guarantee (currently 9.5%) is payable in addition to these amounts and the allowances are also subject to an automatic annual adjustment that is announced by the Minister for Local Government.

In accordance with section 223 of the Act, any person wishing to make a submission on the proposal must do so in writing by 5.00pm on Wednesday 12 April 2017. All submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, be clearly marked “Review of Mayor and Councillor Allowances” and be submitted in one of the following ways:

   

In person:

Civic Centre, 15 Anderson Street, Lilydale

By post:

PO Box 105, Lilydale VIC 3140.

By email:

mail@yarraranges.vic.gov.au

If a person wishes to make a verbal presentation in support of their submission, or be represented by a person acting on their behalf, they should clearly state this in their submission and these persons will be heard at a meeting of the Council on a date to be determined by the Chief Executive Officer.

All submissions will be considered in accordance with section 223 of the Act.

Following consideration of submissions Council may resolve either to proceed or not to proceed with setting the level of Councillor and Mayoral allowances as proposed above. 

Glenn Patterson
Chief Executive Officer

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