Councillor allowances

** Submissions have now closed and will be considered at a Hearings Committee meeting on 13 June before the plan is considered for adoption (along with any amendments) at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 19 June. **

Each Council in Victoria must review and determine the level of the Mayoral and Councillor allowances within six months of a general election.

The State Government sets an allowance range for each Council type.

Mitchell Shire Council is considered a Category 2 Council based on our size and complexity of responsibilities as well as the notable demands on the Mayor and Councillors in a growth municipality.

In accordance with the range for Category 2 Councils, we are proposing to set the Mayoral allowance and Councillor allowances for the next four financial years at $76,521 and $24,730 respectively, with a 2.5% indexation commencing from December 2017.

We are seeking input in accordance with Section 223 of the Local Government Act.

** Submissions have now closed and will be considered at a Hearings Committee meeting on 13 June before the plan is considered for adoption (along with any amendments) at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 19 June. **

Each Council in Victoria must review and determine the level of the Mayoral and Councillor allowances within six months of a general election.

The State Government sets an allowance range for each Council type.

Mitchell Shire Council is considered a Category 2 Council based on our size and complexity of responsibilities as well as the notable demands on the Mayor and Councillors in a growth municipality.

In accordance with the range for Category 2 Councils, we are proposing to set the Mayoral allowance and Councillor allowances for the next four financial years at $76,521 and $24,730 respectively, with a 2.5% indexation commencing from December 2017.

We are seeking input in accordance with Section 223 of the Local Government Act.

  • Public notice - Mayor and Councillor allowances

    3 months ago

    The Local Government Act 1989 regulates the allowance payable to Mayors and Councillors in Victoria and provides for minimum and maximum allowances payable as set by an Order in Council from time to time.

    Councils must review and determine the level of the Councillor allowance and the Mayoral allowance within six months of the October 2016 general election or by 30 June 2017. Mitchell Shire Council is classified by the Victorian Government as a Category 2 Council.

    Each Council has discretion within the allowable range to determine the allowances it will pay to its Mayor and Councillors, having regard to local circumstances and priorities.

    The approved levels allow for a minimum payment of $10,284 and a maximum payment of $24,730 per annum for Councillors and an allowance of up to $76,521 per annum for the Mayor.

    Submissions are sought in respect to the Mayoral and Councillor allowance for Mitchell Shire Council being set and fixed at $24,730 and $76,521 per annum, respectively, for the next four financial years.

    Submissions need to be received by 5pm Tuesday 23 May 2017.

    Submissions will be heard at a Hearings Committee meeting from 7pm on Tuesday 13 June. Council will then consider the items for adoption at the June Council Meeting from 7pm on Monday 19 June.

    The Hearings Committee and Council Meeting will be held at Broadford Council Chamber,
    113 High Street.

    The Local Government Act 1989 regulates the allowance payable to Mayors and Councillors in Victoria and provides for minimum and maximum allowances payable as set by an Order in Council from time to time.

    Councils must review and determine the level of the Councillor allowance and the Mayoral allowance within six months of the October 2016 general election or by 30 June 2017. Mitchell Shire Council is classified by the Victorian Government as a Category 2 Council.

    Each Council has discretion within the allowable range to determine the allowances it will pay to its Mayor and Councillors, having regard to local circumstances and priorities.

    The approved levels allow for a minimum payment of $10,284 and a maximum payment of $24,730 per annum for Councillors and an allowance of up to $76,521 per annum for the Mayor.

    Submissions are sought in respect to the Mayoral and Councillor allowance for Mitchell Shire Council being set and fixed at $24,730 and $76,521 per annum, respectively, for the next four financial years.

    Submissions need to be received by 5pm Tuesday 23 May 2017.

    Submissions will be heard at a Hearings Committee meeting from 7pm on Tuesday 13 June. Council will then consider the items for adoption at the June Council Meeting from 7pm on Monday 19 June.

    The Hearings Committee and Council Meeting will be held at Broadford Council Chamber,
    113 High Street.