The total wage bill for Manningham CEO and four executives had increased by $119,796, from $1,106,771 at June 2013 to $1,226,567 effective as at the 30th of June 2015. This was equal to an increase on total wages of nearly 11% in the space of two years! A reliable source within Council expects this year’s annual report to reveal a further rise of 4.7% in the current financial year.
the ability to salary sacrifice for employer superannuation, motor vehicle and Fringe Benefits Tax exempt benefits, five weeks annual leave and accrued Long Service Leave. The CEO has the same benefits except for a motor vehicle.
Total spent on staff, including the chief executive Joe Carbone and eight councillor’s salaries, for the 2014-15 year is expected to total $46 million, compared to $44.5 million in 2013-14. This is expected to top $50.3 million by 2017-18, the Manningham Council 2014-15 budget shows.
Not bad if you can get it especially when the increase in the minimum basic wage was only 2.5%
In 2014/2015, the allowances, including 9.50 per cent superannuation, were set at: — Mayor, $78,485 — Councillors, $25,365. There is an annual budget for Councillor expenses of $9,685 per Councillor and $11,840 for the Mayor. This budget is all inclusive and covers conferences, training, travel, child minding, telephones, etc. and Councillors are expected to operate within their individual budget. Council may also reimburse Councillors for any necessary out of pocket expenses they incur while performing their duties as a Councillor. The table below shows the budgeted and actual expenses for 2014/2015. 2013/2014 2014/2015 Budget $88,260 $89,320 Actual $56,099 $85,835 Council also publishes its travel register on its website in July each year showing interstate and overseas travel undertaken by Councillors and Council officers.