Four in 29 coun­cils pay bonuses

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

ONLY four Perth coun­cils of­fer its chief ex­ec­u­tives cor­po­rate style bonuses.

The City of Stir­ling paid almost $20,000 more to its leader last fi­nan­cial year.

The Stir­ling chief ex­ec­u­tive was awarded an $18,066 cor­po­rate style bonus last fi­nan­cial year, with 20 ad­di­tional business man­agers and direc­tors also el­i­gi­ble.

The City did not dis­close how much was paid in bonuses to the 20 ad­di­tional staff but con­firmed it had of­fered an ex­ec­u­tive bonus scheme since 2008.

The past three chief ex­ec­u­tive bonuses to­talled more than $50,000.

The pay­ment is a part of the chief ex­ec­u­tive’s to­tal re­mu­ner­a­tion pack­age, which was worth more than $390,000 for the 201314 fi­nan­cial year.

In com­par­i­son, the Premier is paid $350,425.

Three other lo­cal coun­cils pay its chief ex­ec­u­tives bonuses.

The Town of Clare- mont awarded an $8000 bonus to its chief ex­ec­u­tive last fi­nan­cial year.

The the City of Wanneroo and Town of Vic­to­ria Park of­fer sim­i­lar style bonuses.

The 25 other metro- poli­tan lo­cal gov­ern­ments do not of­fer bonuses.

City of Stir­ling act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive Ed Herne said the bonus scheme was linked to a wide range of key per­for­mance in­di­ca­tors (KPI), with the scheme op­er­at­ing on a de­creas­ing scale from a max­i­mum of 10 per cent of salary.

Mr Herne re­fused to re­lease de­tails of the KPIs, cit­ing the per­sonal make-up of the in­di­ca­tors.

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High flyer... the City of Stir­ling paid its chief ex­ec­u­tive nearly $20,000 in bonuses.

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