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Councillor Fees and Allowances

Annual Councillor Fees

Shire President $8,175
Deputy President $8,175
Councillors $8,175

Local Government Allowances

Shire President $13,600
Deputy President $3,700

At the Ordinary Council Meeting of May, Council endorsed a reduction in the annual allowances and meeting attendance fees for Councillors compared to the previous year. The reason given was a partial recognition of the 2023/24 proposed rates increase, and for Council to demonstrate a proactive commitment to delivering a balanced budget. The full reason is available for review at: Minutes - 23 May 2023

Fees, expenses and allowances paid to Elected Members

In accordance with Section 5.96A of the Local Government Act 1995 and Regulations 29C(2)(f) and (6) of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996, a report must be prepared annually on any fees, expenses or allowances paid to each council member during a financial year, beginning 1 July 2021.

Below is the register made available for this purpose.

2022/23 Register of Fees, Expenses and Allowances Paid to Elected Members