Councillor Allowances and Reimbursements

Councillor Allowances

At the beginning of each Council term, Council is required to set allowances for its Councillors within the range that is set by the Minister for Local Government.

The Minister has classified each Council into one of three categories. According to size, Mildura Rural City Council has been classified as a Category 2 Council.

Currently, Council is transitioning between two Local Government Acts. Under the Local Government Act 2020, the Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal will be responsible for setting allowances for the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors.

Until such time as this determination is made, Council must continue to comply with the Local Government Act 1989. Under the Local Government Act 1989, Council is required to review and determine Mayor and Councillor allowances by 30 June following a General Council Election.

Council resolved at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 26 May 2021 to set the following allowances for the Mayor and Councillors until the first determination is made by the Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal.

 

Mayor

Councillor

Allowance

$81,204.00

$26,245.00

Superannuation Guarantee Allowance (9.5%)

*this percentage is scheduled to increase to 10.0% from 1 July 2021

$7,714.38

$2,493.28

Total Allowance Payable

$88,918.38

$28,738.26

 

Councillor Expenses and Reimbursements

The Council Expenses Policy CP012 outlines the circumstances that a Councillor will be reimbursed for expenses when undertaking the role of a Councillor.

In accordance with this policy, a report detailing all expenses is to be presented to Council on a quarterly basis. These details will also be made available on Council's website.

The following table represents the total amount paid or reimbursed to each Councillor. These figures include allowances, superannuation guarantee allowance and any reimbursements made.  

Councillor

Quarter Four 2019/20

Quarter One 2020/21

Quarter Two 2020/21

Quarter Three 2020/21

Cr Ian Arney 

N/A

N/A

$4,851.50

$7,904.84

Cr Greg Brown**

$9,685.25

$7,818.25

$2,416.75

N/A

Cr Anthony Cirillo**

$7,250.25

$7,250.25

$2,416.75

N/A

Cr Simon Clemence**

$22,295.88

$22,295.88

$7,431.96 

N/A

Cr Stefano De Pieri

N/A

N/A

$4,851.50

$7,304.25

Cr Mark Eckel

$7,549.21

$7,492.87

$7,374.95

$8,196.64

Cr Helen Healy

$7,250.25

$7,250.25

$7,300.07

$7,997.89

Cr Glenn Milne

$7,982.47  

$7,870.95

$7,573.93

$8,212.46

Cr Jason Modica

$7,724.25

$7,250.25

$17,532.30

$22,833.51

Cr Min Poole**

 $7,885.52

$7,250.25

$2,416.75

N/A

Cr Cyndi Power

N/A

N/A

$4,851.50

$7,512.61

Cr Jodi Reynolds

N/A

N/A 

$4,851.50

$7,406.98

Cr Gavin Sedgmen**

 $7,272.98

$7,250.25

$2,416.75

N/A

Cr Liam Wood

N/A

N/A 

$4,995.50

 $7,304.25

 

** denotes former Councillor