Councillor Allowances and Expenses

 

Councillor Allowances

Council is required to set an allowance for its Councillors within the range that is set by the Minister of Local Government.

The Minister categorised each Council into one of three categories, according to size. Baw Baw Shire has been classified as a Category 2.

The Minister for Local Government declared the allowance rates for the Mayor and Councillors be increased from 1 December 2019.

The current allowances are as follows:

  • Mayoral Allowance $81,204
  • Councillor Allowance $26,245

Councillor and Audit Committee Member Expenses

Council adopted the Councillor Expenses and Entitlement Policy on 13 July 2016, which applies for 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 (2020/2021) 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 2020/21

Councillor Allowances Conferences Mileage
& Travel
Childcare IT Expenses Training Total
Cr Danny Goss (Mayor) $22,229.67 $- $- $- $147.00 $- $22,376.67
Cr Keith Cook $7,184.55 $- $682.50 $- $147.00 $- $8,014.05
Cr Joe Gauci $7,184.55 $- $- $- $147.00  $- $7,331.55
Cr Tricia Jones $7,184.55 $- $- $- $147.00 $- $7,331.55 
Cr Peter Kostos  $7,184.55  $- $- $- $147.00 $- $7,331.55 
Cr Michael Leaney  $7,184.55 $- $4,741.51 $- $147.00 $- $12,073.06 
Cr Jessica O'Donnell    $7,184.55 $- $- $- $147.00 $- $7,331.55 
Cr Mikaela Power $7,184.55 $- $491.06 $- $147.00 $- $7,822.61 
Cr Darren Wallace $7,184.55
$- $354.96 $- $147.00
$- $7,686.51 
 Total  $79,706.07 $- $6270.03 $- $1323.00 $- $87,299.10 

 

Baw Baw Shire Council Councillor Expenses Q2 2020/21

 Councillor Allowances Conferences Mileage
& Travel
Childcare IT Expenses Training Total
Cr Danny Goss (Mayor)  $16,716.24 $- $- $- $147.00 $- $16,863.24
Cr Michael Leaney  $6,614.00 $- $2,615.42 $- $147.00 $- $9,376.42
Cr Joe Gauci $6,174.00 $- $- $- $147.00  $- $6,321.00
Cr Tricia Jones  $6,174.00 $- $- $- $147.00 $- $6,321.00
Cr Peter Kostos  $6,174.00 $- $- $- $147.00 $- $6,321.00
Cr Ben Lucas  $4,363.11 $- $- $- $98.00 $- $4,461.11 
Cr Annemarie McCabe $4,363.11 $- $- $- $98.00 $- $4,461.11
Cr Jazmin Tauru  $4,363.11  $-   $-  $- $98.00   $- $4,461.11
Cr Darren Wallace $6,174.00  $-  $406.80  $-  $147.00 $-   $6,727.80
Cr Mikaela Power $1,810.89 $- $27.12 $- $49.00 $- $1,887.01
Cr Jessica O'Donnell $1,810.89
$- $- $- $49.00
$- $1,859.89
Cr Keith Cook  $1,810.89  $- $163.60  $-  $49.00   $- $2,023.49 
 Total  $66,548.24 $- $3,212.94 $- $1,323.00  $- $71,084.18

 

Baw Baw Shire Council Councillor Expenses Q3 2020/21

*figures accurate as at 26 April 2021

 Councillor Allowances Conferences Mileage
& Travel
Childcare IT Expenses Training Total
Cr Danny Goss (Mayor) $22,229.67 $- $- $- $147.00 $- $22,376.67
Cr Michael Leaney  $7,584.55 $- $4,548.96  $- $147.00 $- $12,280.51
Cr Joe Gauci $7,184.55 $- $- $- $147.00  $- $7,331.55
Cr Tricia Jones  $7,184.55 $- $- $- $147.00 $- $7,331.55
Cr Peter Kostos  $7,184.55 $- $196.80 $- $147.00 $- $7,449.15 
Cr Ben Lucas  $7,184.55 $- $- $- $147.00 $- $7,331.55
Cr Annemarie McCabe $7,184.55 $- $431.66 $- $147.00 $- $7,331.55
Cr Jazmin Tauru  $7,184.55  $-   $-  $- $147.00 $- $7,331.55
Cr Darren Wallace $7,184.55 $-  $845.28   $-  $147.00  $-  $8,176.83 
 Total  $80,106.07 $- $6,022.70 $- $1,323.00  $- $87,451.77