Review of Councillor and Mayoral Allowances

Please note this consultation closed at 5pm on Monday 19 April 2021.

Notice is hereby given in accordance with sections 74(4) and 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 (the Act) that Whitehorse City Council is to undertake a review and determine the level of Councillor and Mayoral Allowances.

Council resolved at its meeting held Monday 15 March 2021 to commence the statutory process and (subject to annual review by the Minister for Local Government, or a Determination by the Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal) proposed that Councillor and Mayoral Allowances be set at the following amount for the current Council term:

  • Mayoral allowance of $100,434
  • Councillor allowance of $31,444

(plus an amount equivalent to the superannuation guarantee contribution)

Written submissions on the proposed allowances are sought in accordance with section 223 of the Act.

Submissions will be received until 5.00pm on Monday 19 April 2021.

You can make an online submission via the form located on the right-hand side of this page.

Alternatively postal submissions should be marked Mayoral and Councillor Allowances and addressed to:

Team Leader Governance,

Whitehorse City Council,

Locked Bag 2

Nunawading 3131;

A person who has made a written submission to Council and who wishes to be heard in support of their submission must clearly indicate this in their written submission. This will entitle them to appear in person, or by a person acting on their behalf, before the Delegated Committee of Council to be held on Monday 10 May 2021 at 7.00pm in the Council Chamber, 379 Whitehorse Road Nunawading, (or remotely via electronic media, and live-streamed via Council’s website).

Submissions made in accordance with section 223 of the Act are considered public documents and may be incorporated in the agenda and minutes of the Council Meeting at which they are considered and available on Council's website as part of the relevant agenda and minutes of the meeting. Submissions and personal information will be managed by Council in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.

Subject to any changes resulting from consideration of community submissions, the proposed Mayoral and Councillor Allowances will be adopted at the Council Meeting to be held on Monday 17 May 2021 at 7.00pm in the Council Chamber, 379 Whitehorse Road Nunawading, (or remotely via electronic media, and live-streamed via Council’s website.)

Enquiries may be directed to Jenny Russell Team Leader Governance on 9262 6337 or email jenny.russell@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

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