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Remuneration Authority decision - clarification and details

Remuneration Authority decision - clarification and details

Contrary to the impression that may have been given by yesterday's front-page story in the Dominion Post, Wellington City Councillors are not set to receive a 9% salary increase after the 2013 elections.

A summary of the existing and proposed arrangements follows.

The total cost to the ratepayers under the new Remuneration Authority proposal (to take effect after the election) will be $1,436,600.

This is an increase of $24,664 pa which equates to a 1.7% increase (compared with an overall increase of 8.9% across the country).

The current pool of money available in Wellington City is $1,411,936 which includes all salaries paid to the Mayor, Councillors and Community Board Members.

Current arrangement


Annual Salary



Deputy Mayor


Chair, Strategy & Policy Committee


Chair, Regulatory Processes Committee


Chair, Grants Subcommittee


Portfolio Leaders (x9)


Councillor (x1)


Chair, Tawa Community Board


Members (5), Tawa Community Board


Chair, Makara/Ohariu Community Board


Members (5), Makara/Ohariu Community Board




Proposed arrangement (to take effect after the 2013 local authority elections).


Annual Salary



Councillor (x14) Includes the Deputy Mayor


Chair, Tawa Community Board


Members (5), Tawa Community Board


Chair, Makara/Ohariu Community Board


Members (5), Makara/Ohariu Community Board


Pool for Additional Responsibilities





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