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Payment of expenses / facilities for Councillors

Council resolved on 30 January 2019 to amend the Procedure for the Payment of expenses / facilities for Councillors.  The amended procedure will be on exhibition for 28 days from 8 February 2019 until 8 March 2019, with submissions received for 42 days up until 22 March 2019.

Councils must adopt an expenses and facilities procedure, which must comply with the Office of Local Government’s (OLG) Guidelines for the payment of expenses and the provision of facilities for mayors and councillors in NSW.

Procedure 6.02.4 Payment of expenses / facilities for Councillors, has been updated to reflect changes in the Local Government Act/Regulations particularly relating to the creation, through legislation, of Joint Organisations of Councils and to note payment of allowances/sitting fees to Councillors representing Bega Valley Shire Council on Boards and Panels as part of their Councillor role.

Have Your Say

Submissions regarding the amended procedure are invited and should be addressed to the General Manager by any one of the following methods:

  • By post to: Bega Valley Shire Council, PO Box 492, Bega
  • By fax to: (02) 6499 2200
  • By email to: council@begavalley.nsw.gov.au
  • Comments can also be left at the bottom of this page.

Document on Exhibition

Submissions must be received by close of business Friday 8 March 2019.

Summary

Councils must adopt an expenses and facilities procedure, which must comply with the Office of Local Government’s (OLG) Guidelines for the payment of expenses and the provision of facilities for mayors and councillors in NSW.

Procedure 6.02.4 Payment of expenses / facilities for Councillors, has been updated to reflect changes in the Local Government Act/Regulations particularly relating to the creation, through legislation, of Joint Organisations of Councils and to note payment of allowances/sitting fees to Councillors representing Bega Valley Shire Council on Boards and Panels as part of their Councillor role.

On 30 January 2019 Council resolved:

  1. That Council note the sitting fee of $250 per meeting for Council delegates set by Canberra Region Joint Organisation.
  2. That Council adopt a sitting fee of $600 per meeting for Joint Regional Planning Delegates elected by Bega Valley Shire Council.
  3. That Council adopt the revised Procedure 6.02.4 Payment of expenses / facilities for Councillors Version 5.
  4. That Procedure 6.02.4 Payment of expenses / facilities for Councillors Version 5 be exhibited for a period of 28 days, with submissions to be received for 42 days from the first date of exhibition.
  5. That a further report be presented to Council on any submissions received, or if no submissions are received, the revised procedure be published on Council’s website.

 

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