No rise in top man’s salary
CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S PAY REMAINS AT $215,000
DESPITE the chief executive of the neighbouring Town of Victoria Park receiving a $30,000 pay rise between the 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years, City of South Perth’s chief executive Cliff Frewing stayed level on a salary of about $215,000.
Released in December, the City’s 2013-14 annual report shows that the one employee in the top salary band of $210,000-220,000 is the chief executive, the same band he was in during the 2012-13 financial year.
While his salary stayed level, South Perth’s executive team went from a seven- female, five-male team in 2012-13 to a sevenmale, five-female team in 2013-14.
In 2013-14, council members’ meeting attendance fees ballooned from $98,000 in 2012-13 to a whopping $232,230, albeit less than the $234,833 budgeted for the year.
As of July 2013, the Salaries and Al- lowances Tribunal determined that meeting fees for elected members should increase to attract capable and committed candidates.
The councillors’ local government allowances stayed relatively level about the $66,000 mark but ‘other expenses’, which was a new category in the 2013-14 report, stood at $248,940.