Councillor allowances

Consultation has concluded

** 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.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Online 223 Submissions (Councillor allowances)

    Submissions will be considered in accordance with section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 (“the Act”).

    Submissions must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 23 May 2017 and can be made online or via hard copy. 

    As part of the section 223 Local Government Act requirements, all submissions lodged with Council will become public documents and will be available for inspection by the public.

    Anyone who has made a written submission is entitled to appear in person (or by a person acting on their behalf) at Council’s Hearings Committee.

    You can lodge a hard copy or online written submission.

    Submissions will be considered in accordance with section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 (“the Act”).

    Submissions must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 23 May 2017 and can be made online or via hard copy. 

    As part of the section 223 Local Government Act requirements, all submissions lodged with Council will become public documents and will be available for inspection by the public.

    Anyone who has made a written submission is entitled to appear in person (or by a person acting on their behalf) at Council’s Hearings Committee.

    You can lodge a hard copy or online written submission. To make an online submission complete the form below.

    To make a hard copy submission, please download, print and return the submission form by the due date.

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    Consultation has concluded