New Fraser Coast Regional Council sworn in - (L) Denis Chapman, James Hansen, David Lewis, Anne Maddern, Daniel Sanderson, Mayor Chris Loft, Rolf Light, George Seymour, Paul Truscott, Stuart Taylor and Darren Everard. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle
New Fraser Coast Regional Council sworn in - (L) Denis Chapman, James Hansen, David Lewis, Anne Maddern, Daniel Sanderson, Mayor Chris Loft, Rolf Light, George Seymour, Paul Truscott, Stuart Taylor and Darren Everard. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle Alistair Brightman

Councillors vote to increase their remuneration package

FRASER Coast councillors have unanimously endorsed an increase to their remuneration packages, worth about an extra $4000 each, at the first meeting in Maryborough.

In addition to a computer, printer and phone, councillors now have the option of receiving a second phone or iPad for use.

Each councillor can also now claim up to $800 for a divisional or mobile office.

That is in addition to the $240 now allocated to them each year for phone or data use at their own homes.

Money allocated for discretionary professional development has also risen by $2500 to $7500.

The total cost of the amendments is about $45,000.

The remuneration policy was unanimously endorsed by the councillors.

The new benefits are optional and councillors are not under an obligation to claim them.

Do you think the remuneration increase is justified?

This poll ended on 21 April 2016.

Current Results

Yes, they need more ways to connect

7%

No, one iPad and phone is enough

90%

I'm not sure

1%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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