Councillors are getting a pay rise
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.