Councillors get higher fees after tribunal increases the maximum

ABOVE: Kyogle councillors Tom Cooper, James Murray, Kylie Thomas, Maggie May, Janet Wilson, Rob Cullen, Hayden Doolan, Danielle Mulholland and John Burley. Photo: Contributed

Susanna Freymark

The annual fees paid to the Kyogle mayor and councillors will rise.

The mayor will receive $28,430 a year and councillors will get $13,030.

The NSW Tribunal sets the range of fees for all councillors and mayors in NSW and this year decided on a 3% increase for the 2023/2024 financial year.

Kyogle Council is defined as a rural council. As a result of the tribunal’s determination, minimum and maximum fees for Kyogle Council councillors and mayor are:

Councillor minimum $9850, maximum $13,030

Mayoral fee minimum $10,490, maximum $28,430

The council has made an annual budget allocation to cover the $145,700 for the maximum fees.

Adopting the minimum fees would result in a $46,560 saving for the council.

At the Kyogle Council meeting yesterday, Tuesday, June 13, this increase was agreed by all councillors.

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