Public Notice: Review of Mayoral and Councillor Allowances

Published: Wednesday 17 Mar 2021

Notice is hereby given in accordance with sections 74 (1) and (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 Mayoral and Councillor Allowances.

Council resolved at its meeting 15 March 2021 to give notice of its intention to review allowances and proposed a:

  • 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.

Submissions should be marked Mayoral and Councillor Allowances, and may be:

  • Posted to: Team Leader Governance, Whitehorse City Council, Locked Bag 2 Nunawading 3131; OR 
  • submitted via: Council’s YourSay platform 

A person who has made a written submission to Council who wishes to be heard in support of their submission they 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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