Councillor Allowances and Expenses

 

Councillor Allowances

Council is required to set an allowance for its Councillors within the range set by the Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal. The Tribunal set its determination on 7 March 2022. 

Each Council is put in one of three categories according to size. Baw Baw Shire has been classified as a Category 2 Council. 

The current allowances are as follows:

  • Mayoral Allowance $96,470
  • Deputy Mayoral Allowance $48,235
  • Councillor Allowance $30,024

Councillor and Audit Committee Member Expenses

Council adopted the Councillor Expenses and Entitlement Policy on 13 July 2016, which applies to all expenses and entitlements for Councillors and Audit Committee members from 13 July 2016.

The Policy requires that Councillor and Audit Committee member expenses are published on the Council website. Details of expenses for this current financial year are tabled below. 

For more information about the expense categories and allowances, download the Policy from A-Z Policies and Documents online, email the Governance team or call 5624 2411 to request a hard copy of the Policy. 

Baw Baw Shire Council Councillor Expenses Q1 2021/22

Councillor Allowances Conferences Mileage
& Travel
Childcare IT Expenses Training Stationary Total
Cr Danny Goss
(Mayor)
$22,331.16 $- $- $- $147.00 $44.00 $105.68 $22,627.84
Cr Michael Leaney
(Deputy Mayor)
$7,457.37 $- $1,490.40 $- $147.00 $44.00 $105.68 $9,244.45
Cr Keith Cook $7,217.37 $- $- $- $147.00 $44.00 $105.68 $7,467.67
Cr Joe Gauci $7,217.37 $- $- $- $147.00 $44.00 $59.30 $7,514.05
Cr Tricia Jones $7,217.37 $- $- $- $147.00 $44.00 $105.68 $7,514.05
Cr Peter Kostos $7,217.37 $- $- $- $147.00 $44.00 $105.68 $7,514.05
Cr Annemarie McCabe $7,217.37 $- $- $- $147.00 $44.00 $105.68 $7,514.05
Cr Jazmin Tauru $7,217.37 $- $- $- $147.00 $44.00 $- $7,408.37
Cr Darren Wallace $7,217.37 $- $448.56 $- $147.00 $44.00 $- $7,856.93
Total $80,310.12 $0 $1,938.96 $0 $1,323.00 $396.00 $693.38 $84,661.46

 

 

Baw Baw Shire Council Councillor Expenses Q2 2021/22

Councillor Allowances Conferences Mileage
& Travel
Childcare IT Expenses Training Stationary Total
Cr Michael Leaney 
(Mayor) 
$14,855.50  $-  $2,387.20  $-  $147.00  $223.66  $722.91  $18,336.27 
Cr Annemarie McCabe 
(Deputy Mayor)
$7,217.37 $- $- $- $147.00 $223.66 $722.91 $8,310.94
Cr Keith Cook $7,217.37 $- $- $- $147.00 $223.66 $57.58 $7,645.61
Cr Joe Gauci $7,217.37 $- $- $- $147.00 $223.66 $- $7,588.03
 Cr Danny Goss $15,037.97  $-  $-  $-  $147.00  $223.66  $398.71 $15,807.34 
Cr Tricia Jones $7,217.37 $- $- $- $147.00 $223.66 $835.66 $8,423.69
Cr Peter Kostos $7,217.37 $- $332.64 $- $147.00 $223.66 $57.68 $7,978.35
Cr Jazmin Tauru $7,217.37 $- $- $- $147.00 $223.66 $- $7,588.03
Cr Darren Wallace $7,217.37 $- $586.80 $- $147.00 $223.66 $- $8,174.83
Total $80,415.06 $- $3,306.64 $0 $1,323.00 $2,012.94 $2,795.45 $89,853.09

 

 

Baw Baw Shire Council Councillor Expenses Q3 2021/22

Councillor Allowances Conferences Mileage
& Travel
Childcare IT Expenses Training Stationary Total
Cr Michael Leaney
(Mayor)
$22,331.16 $30.00 $160.78 $- $147.00 $- $709.35 $23,378.29
Cr Annemarie McCabe
(Deputy Mayor)
$7,217.37 $480.00 $2,217.95 $- $147.00 $- $709.35 $10,771.67
Cr Keith Cook $7,217.37 $- $- $- $147.00 $- $86.96 $7,451.33
Cr Joe Gauci $7,217.37 $- $- $- $147.00 $- $- $7,364.37
Cr Danny Goss $7,217.37 $- $- $- $147.00 $- $186.66 $7,551.03
Cr Tricia Jones $7,217.37 $480.00 $323.10 $- $147.00 $323.10 $709.35 $9,199.92
Cr Peter Kostos $7,217.37 $30.00 $- $- $147.00 $- $- $7,394.37
Cr Jazmin Tauru $7,217.37 $525.00 $490.92 $- $147.00 $323.10 $- $8,703.39
Cr Darren Wallace $7,217.37 $- $609.12 $- $147.00 $- $- $7,973.49
Total $80,070.12 $1,545.00 $3,801.87 $0 $1,323.00 $646.20 $2,401.67 $89,787.86

 

 

Baw Baw Shire Council Councillor Expenses Q4 2021/22

Councillor Allowances Conferences Mileage
& Travel
Childcare IT Expenses Training Stationary Total
Cr Michael Leaney
(Mayor)
$26,152.73 $- $2,092.43 $- $147.00 $- $1,332.33 $29,724.49
Cr Annemarie McCabe
(Deputy Mayor)
$17,577.29 $550.00 $293.73 $- $147.00 $- $1,332.33 $19,900.35
Cr Keith Cook $7,834.55 $- $- $- $147.00 $- $- $7,981.55
Cr Joe Gauci $7,834.55 $- $- $- $147.00 $- $- $7,981.55
Cr Danny Goss $7,834.55 $- $- $- $147.00 $- $353.01 $8,334.56
Cr Tricia Jones $7,834.55 $250.00 $558.73 $- $147.00 $- $1,332.33 $10,122.61
Cr Peter Kostos $7,834.55 $- $- $- $147.00 $- $- $7,981.55
Cr Jazmin Tauru $7,834.55 $250.00 $635.77 $- $147.00 $- $- $8,867.32
Cr Darren Wallace $7,834.55 $- $549.36 $- $147.00 $- $- $8,530.91
Total $98,571.87 $1,050.00 $3,277.56 $0 $1,323.00 $- $4,350.00 $104,722.64