8.2 percent increase for councillors
1 May 2015
ELECTED members of Kawerau District Council received a pay rise from the Remuneration Authority for the next financial year – the hike for all but the mayor being 8.2 percent.
Finance and corporate services manager Peter Christophers presented a report about the salary increases during a full council meeting on Tuesday.
During the 2014-15 financial year Mayor Malcolm Campbell received a salary of $58,900. In the 2015-16 year it will increase 2.8 percent to $60,550.
Deputy mayor Alistair Holmes’ increase takes his salary from $18,760 to $20,300, an 8.2 percent increase, and regulatory and services committee chairwoman Carolyn Ion’s salary rises from $16,750 to $18,125, also an 8.2 percent increase.
During the 2014-15 year councillors received a base salary of $13,400, a figure determined by the district’s size and the council’s complexity. This payment will rise 8.2 percent to $14,500 from July 1, 2015. Each member will also receive an annual $500 communication allowance to cover the cost of a telephone, internet connection and hardware to complete their roles as councillors.
Source: Whakatane Beacon