Draft Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy

Submissions closing on 18 March 2021, 5:00PM

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This policy enables the reasonable and appropriate reimbursement of expenses and provision of facilities to Councillors to help them undertake their civic duties. 

It ensures accountability and transparency, and seeks to align Councillor expenses and facilities with community expectations. Councillors must not obtain private or political benefit from any expense or facility provided under this policy.

The draft policy sets out the amounts Council will pay for specific expenses and facilities. Expenses not explicitly addressed in this policy will not be paid or reimbursed.

The policy has been prepared in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) and Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (the Regulation), complies with the Office of Local Government (OLG)’s Guidelines for the Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to Mayors and Councillors in NSW and is an adaptation of the OLG’s Model Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy.


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