Councillors give themselves a pay rise
Central Coast councillors have given themselves a 2.5 per cent pay rise.
The pay rise was passed at the May 27 meeting with no debate.
The decision went through en masse with nine other undebated decisions where councillors adopted the staff recommendations.
Staff recommended that council "determine" the maximum amount payable under the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal determination.
On April 15, the tribunal ruled that the annual fee to be paid to each councillor was to be between $18,430 and $30,410.
Councillors were already paid the previous maximum so their increase was 2.5 per cent.
The tribunal said 2.5 per cent increase was consistent with the State Government's policy on wages.
The mayor received a 2.5 per cent increase to her additional allowance bringing it up to $80,000 and the deputy's allowance rose to $8600.
Central Coast Council agenda 4.2, 27 May 2019