Allowances and Benefits
Section 76 of the Local Government Act 1999, provides that each member of a council is entitled to receive an annual allowance from the Council for performing and discharging official functions and duties.
Council Members’ annual allowances are determined by the Independent Remuneration Tribunal, pursuant to Section 76 of the Act to help cover the cost of performing and discharging their official functions and duties. Section 77 of the Act provides that a member of a Council is also entitled to receive from the Council:
(a) reimbursement of prescribed expenses (refer Local Government (Members Allowances and Benefits) Regulations 2010); and
(b) reimbursement of specified expenses approved by the council (either specifically or under an appropriate Policy adopted by the Council.)
Section 79 of the Act requires the Chief Executive Officer of a council to ensure that a record (the “Register of Allowances and Benefits”) is kept in which is entered, in respect of each
member of the Council:
(a) the annual allowance payable to the member; and
(b) details of any expenses reimbursed by the Council under Section 77(1)(b); and
(c) details of other benefits paid or payable to, or provided for the benefit of, the member by the Council.
This document is the “Register of Allowances and Benefits” for the elected members of the Council of the City of Unley