Elected Members allowances and sitting fees

The remuneration, fees, recoverable expenses or allowances provided to local government CEOs and council members are determined by an independent State Government body, the Salaries and Allowances Tribunal (SAT).

In November 2017, Council endorsed a policy that, in the absence of Council decision to the contrary, Council Members are to receive 75 per cent of the maximum annual allowance fees determined by SAT.

Council member remuneration is published in the Shire’s Annual Financial Statements. 

In accordance with Regulation 29C of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996, the type, and the amount or value, of any fees, expenses or allowances paid to each council member during a financial year beginning on or after 1 July 2020 are shown below.

Councillor Attendance Fee  ICT Allowance Deputy Shire President Allowance Shire President Allowance Period Total
Cr Michelle Rich $23,131 $3,500   $47,045 $73,676
Cr Dave Atwell $17,250 $3,500 $11,761   $32,511
Cr Morgan Byas $17,250 $3,500     $20,750
Cr Rob Coales $17,051 $3,500     $20,551
Cr Michael Dagostino $17,250 $3,500     $20,750
Cr Bill Denholm $17,250 $3,500     $20,750
Cr Keira McConkey $17,250 $3,500     $20,750
Cr Dean Strautins $17,250 $3,500     $20,750
Cr Lauren Strange $17,250 $3,500     $20,750
Total $160,932 $31,500 $11,761 $47,045 $251,239