Councillors' Support and Reimbursement of Expenses Policy

Responsible Department - Governance

Councillors Support and Reimbursement of Expenses Policy (280kb)

Purpose

This policy outlines the resources / support to be provided by Council to Councillors and eligible expenditure that may be reimbursed in performing their duties as elected representatives of the community as prescribed in Section 75 of the Local Government Act 1989 (the Act).

Scope

This Policy applies to all Councillors in relation to resources / support provided by the organisation and reimbursement of expenditure. Overseas travel is explicitly excluded from this policy.

The Recognition and Support - The Victorian Government’s Policy Statement on Local Government Mayoral and Councillor Allowances and Resources – April 2008 describes the minimum support to be provided to Councillors and the Mayor.