Council Member Sitting Fees, Allowances & Meeting Attendances

Council Member fees and allowances are determined by the salaries and allowances tribunal according to 'band' classification for local governments in Western Australia. The City of Vincent is classified by the tribunal as a 'band 2' local government.

ORDINARY AND SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING ATTENDANCE

Council meetings are held monthly at the City of Vincent Civic Centre. The attendances of Council Members at Council Meetings for the 2019/20 financial year to date are shown in the table below:

Council Member Attendance 2019/20
MembersOrdinary Council Meetings entitled to attend (July 2019 - June 2020)Ordinary Council Meetings attendedApologiesLeave of AbsenceSpecial Council Meetings entitled to attend (July 2019 - June 2020)Special Council Meetings attendedApologiesLeave of Absence
Mayor Emma Cole 12 8 0 0 1 1 0 0
Cr Susan Gontaszewski 12 8 0 0 1 1 0 0
Cr Alex Castle 12 8 0 0 1 1 0 0
Cr Joanne Fotakis 12 8 1 0 1 1 0 0
Cr Jonathan Hallett 12 8 0 0 1 0 0 1
Cr Roslyn Harley
(term ending October 2019)
4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
Cr Dan Loden 12 7 0 1 1 1 0 0
Cr Jimmy Murphy (term ending October 2019) 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cr Joshua Topelberg 12 8 0 0 1 1 0 0
Cr Sally Smith
(elected October 2019)
8 8 0 0 1 1 0 0
Cr Ashley Wallace
(elected October 2019)
8 8 0 0 1 1 0 0

(Updated 20 March 2020)

Council meetings are held monthly at the City of Vincent Civic Centre. The attendances of Council Members at Council Meetings for the 2018/19 financial year to date are shown in the table below:

Council Member Attendance 2018/19
MembersOrdinary Council Meetings entitled to attendOrdinary Council Meetings attendedApologiesLeave of AbsenceSpecial Council Meetings entitled to attendSpecial Council Meetings attendedApologiesLeave of Absence
Mayor Emma Cole 14 13 0 1 2 2 0 0
Cr Susan Gontaszewski 14 14 0 0 2 2 0 0
Cr Alex Castle 14 13 1 0 2 2 0 0
Cr Joanne Fotakis 14 12 1 1 2 1 0 1
Cr Jonathan Hallett 14 13 0 1 2 2 0 0
Cr Roslyn Harley 14 12 1 1 2 2 0 0
Cr Dan Loden 14 13 0 1 2 2 0 0
Cr Jimmy Murphy 14 13 0 1 2 2 0 0
Cr Joshua Topelberg 14 14 0 0 2 2 0 0

(Updated 24 June 2019)

The attendances of Council Members at Council Meetings for the 2017/18 financial year to date are shown in the table below:
Council Member Attendance 2017/18
MembersOrdinary Council Meetings entitled to attendOrdinary Council Meetings attendedApologiesLeave of AbsenceSpecial Council Meetings entitled to attendSpecial Council Meetings attendedApologiesLeave of Absence
Mayor Emma Cole 12 12 0 0 6 5 0 1
Cr Susan Gontaszewski 12 10 0 2 6 6 0 0
Cr Alex Castle 8 8 0 0 4 4 0 0
Cr Matt Buckels 4 4 0 0 2 1 0 1
Cr Joanne Fotakis 8 8 0 0 4 4 0 0
Cr Jonathan Hallett 12 12 0 0 6 6 0 0
Cr Roslyn Harley 12 12 0 0 6 2 4 0
Cr Dan Loden 12 10 1 1 6 4 2 0
Cr Jimmy Murphy 12 12 0 0 6 6 0 0
Cr Joshua Topelberg 12 12 0 0 6 6 0 0
(Updated 1 August 2018)
The attendances of Council Members at Council Meetings for the 2016/17 financial year are shown in the table below:
Council Member Attendance 2017
MembersOrdinary Council Meetings entitled to attendOrdinary Council Meetings attendedApologiesLeave of AbsenceSpecial Council Meetings entitled to attendSpecial Council Meetings attendedApologiesLeave of Absence
Mayor Emma Cole 12 12 0 0 2 2 0 0
Cr Roslyn Harley 12 9 3 0 2 2 0 0
Cr Matt Buckels 12 12 0 0 2 2 0 0
Cr Jonathan Hallett 5 4 1 1 1 1 0 0
Cr Dan Loden 12 11 0 1 2 2 0 0
Cr Susan Gontaszewski 12 11 0 1 2 2 0 0
Cr Jimmy Murphy 12 11 0 1 2 2 0 0
Cr Joshua Topelberg 12 11 1 0 2 2 0 0
Former Mayor John Carey 6 6 0 0 1 1 0 0
Cr Laine McDonald 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

COUNCIL WORKSHOP ATTENDANCE

Council meetings are held monthly at the City of Vincent Civic Centre. The attendances of Council Members at Council Meetings for the 2019/20 financial year to date are shown in the table below:

Council Member Attendance (from January 2020)
MembersCouncil Workshops entitled to attend (from January 2020)
Mayor Emma Cole -
Cr Susan Gontaszewski -
Cr Alex Castle -
Cr Joanne Fotakis -
Cr Jonathan Hallett -
Cr Daniel Loden -
Cr Sally Smith -
Cr Joshua Topelberg -
Cr Ashley Wallace -

(Updated 15 January 2020)

Council, at its meeting on 5 April 2016, resolved to publish Mayor / Council Member sitting fees, allowances and meeting attendances, as reported in the annual report.

This information is provided below:

Council Member Fees
2019/20 per council member 
Council Member Attendance Fees (including Deputy Mayor) $23,230
Mayor Attendance Fees $31,149
Mayor Allowance $63,354
Deputy Mayor Allowance $15,838.50
Information Technology Allowance $2,500
Council Member Fees
2018/19 $ per council member 
Council Member Attendance Fees (including Deputy Mayor) TBA
Mayor Attendance Fees TBA
Mayor Allowance TBA
Deputy Mayor Allowance TBA
Information Technology Allowance TBA

Mayor / Council Member sitting fees, allowances and meeting attendances, as reported in the annual report for 2017/18 are provided below:

Council Member Fees
2017/18 $ per council member 
Council Member Attendance Fees (including Deputy Mayor) $23,000
Mayor Attendance Fees $30,841
Mayor Allowance $62,727
Deputy Mayor Allowance $15,682
Information Technology Allowance $2,500

Mayor & Deputy Mayor Allowances are paid in addition to Attendance Fees.

Further details on the SAT determination can be found at https://www.sat.wa.gov.au/LocalGovernmentCEOsandElectedMembers/Pages/Default.aspx

Council Members also receive fees for attending particular meetings on behalf of the City of Vincent:

Mindarie Regional Council

The City of Vincent is currently represented on the Mindarie Regional Council (MRC) by Mayor Emma Cole.

Allowances payable to Council Members of the MRC are specified in MRC Policy “CP01 - Annual Fees, Allowances and Expenses for Councillor”, which in turn is based on the SAT determination for Elected Members.

In 2019/20, MRC Council Members are paid:

  • $10,300 – Annual Member Sitting Fee
  • $1,000 – Annual Information Technology Allowance
  • $140 - Sitting fee per meeting for Alternate Member attendance
  • Child Care and Travel costs will be reimbursed in accordance with Reg. 31 and 32 of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996.

More information about Mindarie Regional Council can be found at their website: http://www.mrc.wa.gov.au.

Tamala Park Regional Council

The City of Vincent is currently represented on the Tamala Park Regional Council by Mayor Emma Cole and the Alternate Member is Cr Joanne Fotakis.

Allowances payable to Council Member of Tamala Park Regional Council (TPRC) are based on the SAT determination for Elected Members.

In 2019/20, Tamala Park Regional Council Members are paid:

  • $10,455 – Annual Sitting Fee
  • $0 - Sitting fee per meeting for Alternate Member attendance

More information about Tamala Park Regional Council can be found at their website: http://www.tamalapark.wa.gov.au.

Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel

The City of Vincent is currently represented on the Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel by Cr Dan Loden and Cr Joshua Topelberg.  Cr Susan Gontaszewski and Cr Ashley Wallace are the respective Alternate Members.

Allowances payable to Development Assessment Panel Members are prescribed in the Planning and Development (Development Assessment Panels) Regulations 2011 - Schedule 2, which can be found at https://www.slp.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/main_mrtitle_12173_currencies.html.

There are a number of fees set out in Schedule 2, however Meeting Fees for Council Members are:

  • $400 – per meeting

More information about Development Assessment Panels can be found at the Department of Planning’s website: http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/Development-Assessment-Panels.asp