Coun­cil­lors are get­ting a pay rise

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

NORTH Bur­nett Re­gional coun­cil­lors are set to re­ceive a 2.5% pay in­crease ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately.

The salary lev­els for the re­gion’s coun­cil­lors now stand at $91,000 for the mayor, $57,000 for the deputymayor and $45,000 for coun­cil­lors.

The in­creases are the re­sult of the Lo­cal Government Re­mu­ner­a­tion and Dis­ci­pline Tri­bunal Report. Tri­bunal chair­per­son Adrian Bloom­field said each year pay scales were set for all Queens­land lo­cal gov­ern­ments (with the ex­cep­tion of Bris­bane City Coun­cil).

He said in mak­ing its de­ter­mi­na­tion this year, the tri­bunal con­sid­ered the de­ci­sion of the Fed­eral Re­mu­ner­a­tion Tri­bunal to in­crease the salary of fed­eral par­lia­men­tar­i­ans by 3% from July 1, 2012, the CPI in­creases over the pre­vi­ous 12 months (1.6%) and pro­jected CPI move­ment in the forth­com­ing 12-months.

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