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.

Councillor Training

Councillors are involved in decision making across a number of complex areas. In recognition of this, Councillors are allocated an annual training & education budget which supports them for decision making and in their roles as leaders. Training expenditure is reported annually in the City of Casey’s Annual report however a list of all completed training is provided here for transparency.

Councillor

Training Undertaken

Date

All Councillors

Emergency Training

19 December 2017

Security & Safety Training

30 January 2018

Emergency Awareness Training

13 February 2018

Susan Serey

Financial Analysis for Officers & Directors

7 March 2017

Amanda Stapledon

Councillor Development Weekend

28 July 2017

Media Training

20 December 2017

Presentation Training for Live Streaming

30 October 2017

Timothy Jackson

Company Directors Course

19 – 23 February 2018