City Councillors’ fees and allowances increased

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors fees and allowances came under review at this week's Ordinary Meeting of Council after a Salaries and Allowances Tribunal determination for 2014-15.

Council endorsed a three percent increase to current fees and allowances which equates to less than $13 a week after the increase.

City Mayor, Ian Carpenter, said the increases are fair and still at 80 per cent of the recommended maximum allowed by the tribunal.

“I think the increases recommended by the tribunal are fair and our Council has agreed to limit the total remuneration at 20 per cent less than the upper band set by the tribunal,” he said.

“I’m happy that councillors are renumerated fairly for all the work they do for the local community.”