Elected Members Reimbursement of Expenses Policy

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Consultation has concluded

Thank you for your feedback. Consultation has concluded.

Your feedback will be considered and a decision on the content of the policies will be considered at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 25 September 2018.

Elected Members in local government are entitled to seek reimbursement for expenses incurred while performing a function in their capacity as a council member.

The City of Perth has been seeking feedback on the following Council policies:

  • Council Policy 10.6 Elected Members – Reimbursement of Expenses (CP 10.6); and
  • Council Policy 10.3 Elected Members – Interstate and Overseas Travel and Expenses (CP 10.3).

The Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 set out the types of expenses incurred by Elected Members that must be reimbursed as well as the expenses that councils may choose to reimburse.

In the proposed draft policies, the assessment of each individual expense will:

  • Focus on transparency, including the justification and need for the proposed expense(s);
  • Ensure a clear nexus between expenses paid by the City and the functions of an Elected Member under the Local Government Act 1995; and
  • Ensure appropriate mechanisms are in place to enable the appropriate expenditure of ratepayer funds and to ensure any costs are applied by way of a consistent and equitable process.

Consultation has now closed

Thank you for your feedback. Consultation has concluded.

Your feedback will be considered and a decision on the content of the policies will be considered at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 25 September 2018.

Elected Members in local government are entitled to seek reimbursement for expenses incurred while performing a function in their capacity as a council member.

The City of Perth has been seeking feedback on the following Council policies:

  • Council Policy 10.6 Elected Members – Reimbursement of Expenses (CP 10.6); and
  • Council Policy 10.3 Elected Members – Interstate and Overseas Travel and Expenses (CP 10.3).

The Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 set out the types of expenses incurred by Elected Members that must be reimbursed as well as the expenses that councils may choose to reimburse.

In the proposed draft policies, the assessment of each individual expense will:

  • Focus on transparency, including the justification and need for the proposed expense(s);
  • Ensure a clear nexus between expenses paid by the City and the functions of an Elected Member under the Local Government Act 1995; and
  • Ensure appropriate mechanisms are in place to enable the appropriate expenditure of ratepayer funds and to ensure any costs are applied by way of a consistent and equitable process.

Consultation has now closed