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Member Allowances

In accordance with Section 200(f) and Section 71 of the Local Government Act, Central Desert Regional Council has declared the following elected member allowances in 2016/17:

Elected Member Allowances

Allowance

President

Deputy President

Councillors

Base Allowance

$73,125.37

$27,039.81

$13,151.83

Electoral Allowance

$19,247.18

$4,812.67

$4,812.67

PD Allowance*

$3,653.68

$3,653.68

$3,653.68

Max extra meeting allowance

-

-

$8,767.88

Total Claimable

$96,026.23

$ 35,506.16

$ 30,386.06

*The professional development allowance includes costs for travel, accommodation, meals and course or conference fees.

Extra meeting allowance has been established as $130 per meeting.

Local Authority Allowances

Local Authority Allowances are established by the Minister for Local Government.  On the 29 January 2016, the Minister set the allowances for Local Authorities based on revenue units as follows:

  • Chair, if eligible, 143 revenue units
  • other eligible members 107 revenue units.

The Department of Treasury and Finance has established the revenue unit for the period 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017 at $1.15 per unit (rounded to the nearest dollar).

Allowance

Local Authority 
Chairperson

Local Authority 
Members

Revenue Units

143

107

Base Allowance per meeting

$164

$123

Scheduled 5 meetings per year

$820

$615