Draft Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors Policy
The Local Government Act requires Council to adopt within 12 months of the commencement of the new Council term a Policy concerning the payment of expenses and the provision of facilities to the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors.
Prior to adopting the Policy, Council must give public notice of the draft policy and allow at least 28 days for the making of submissions.
On 24 September 2018 the Council resolved to place on public exhibition a draft “Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors Policy” for comment.
The draft Policy contains a number of changes including the range of travel costs reimbursed by surrounding councils, limited to $750 per year for each Councillor and the Mayor, and the inclusion of a part titled “General travel arrangements and expenses”.
Submissions should be addressed to the General Manager, Woollahra Municipal Council, PO Box 61 Double Bay NSW 1360, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, and received by Council before 4:30pm on Tuesday 6 November 2018.