City Councillors’ fees and allowances increased

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors fees and allowances came under review last month after a Salaries and Allowances Tribunal determination for 2014-15.

Council endorsed an increase to current fees and allowances which equates to an increase of more than $13 a week to Councillors' meeting fees.

The below table shows the total increase to the budget and the total fees and allowances of the Mayor, Deputy Major and Councillors.

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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.”