Council Member Sitting Fees, Allowances & Meeting Attendances

Council meetings are held monthly at the City of Vincent Civic Centre. The attendances of Council Members at Council Meetings for the 2016/17 financial year to date 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
The attendances of Council Members at Council Meetings for the 2015/16 financial year are shown in the table below:
Council Member Attendance 2015/16
MembersOrdinary Council Meetings entitled to attendOrdinary Council Meetings attendedApologiesLeave of AbsenceSpecial Council Meetings entitled to attendSpecial Council Meetings attendedApologiesLeave of Absence
Mayor John Carey 12 11 0 1 9 9 0 0
Cr Roslyn Harley 12 11 1 0 9 4 1 1
Cr Matt Buckels 12 12 0 0 9 5 3 1
Cr Emma Cole 12 12 0 0 9 9 0 0
Cr Dan Loden 9 8 0 1 7 6 0 1
Cr Susan Gontaszewski 9 9 0 0 7 7 0 0
Cr Jimmy Murphy 9 9 0 0 7 5 2 0
Cr Laine McDonald 12 8 1 3 9 7 0 2
Cr Joshua Topelberg 12 10 0 2 9 8 0 1
Cr John Pintabona 3 3 0 0 2 2 0 0
Cr Julia Wilcox 3 3 0 0 2 1 1 0

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.

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
2016-17 $ 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 $3,500

 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/12-April-2016-Local-Government-CEOs-and-Elected-Members-Determination.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 by Mayor Emma Cole.

Allowances payable to Council Members of Mindarie Regional Council (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 2016/17, MRC Council Members are paid:

  •  $10,455 – Annual Allowance
  •  $1000 – Expenses (Technology)

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

Tamala Park Regional Council

The City of Vincent is currently represented on the Tamala Park Regional Council by Mayor Emma Cole.

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

In 2016/17, Tamala Park Regional Council Members are paid:

  •   $10,455 – Annual Allowance

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 Matt Buckels and Mayor Emma Cole are alternate Members, meaning they would attend meetings in the event that a regular Member was unavailable.

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