Councillor Expenses October - December 2011

In September 2011, Council resolved to publish the expenses incurred by Councillors on its website each quarter.

Please find below the first quarterly expenses report which covered the period 1 October - 31 December 2011.

In addition to the below expenses, the Local Government Act provides for the Mayor and Councillors to be paid an allowance. In the October-December 2011 quarter, the allowance paid in Yarra was: $17,456 for the Mayor and $5642 for all other Councillors.

Link to more recent quarterly expenses report

You can find a more recent quarterly expenses report (for the period 1 April - 30 June 2012) on the Councillor Expenses webpage. More information about the responsibilities of local Councillors is also available on that webpage.

Councillor Expenses from 1 October 2011 - 31 December 2011

Name

Travel costs to attend interstate conferences

Local conference and training fees

 Meal    costs

Communication costs - capital and monthly fees

Communications costs - operational

Other costs and expenses
(e.g. printing)

Other costs and expenses (e.g. courses)

Historical benchmark of all costs over $500 incurred or paid by Council in respect of all Councillors  

Cr Geoff Barbour

(Mayor 
from 15 December 2011)

 Nil

Annual Yarra Ball, December, $20

$475

iPhone
=$800

 

iPhone monthly fee
=$29

 

Telstra monthly
connection
=$49

Notebook
=$2000

Home internet connection
=$59

 

Motion mobile device
=$1500

Total
=$4437

September-October
=$8.15

October-November 
=$16.67

November-December 
=$20.86

 

Total
=$45.68

October printing
=$0

Zone 1

Met Ticket, November =$30.20

November printing =$0.02

December printing
=$0.01

Total
=$30.23

Company Director's Course, April 2011,
$4000

   
Record of attendance at meetings: Lourdes Hub Design Reference Group (October), Municipal Public Health Plan (November), Business Advisory Committee (November), Lourdes Hub Design Reference Group (November).   

 

Name

 

Travel costs to attend interstate conferences

 

Local conference and training fees

 

Meal    costs

 

Communication costs - capital and monthly fees

 

Communications costs - operational

 

Other costs and expenses
(e.g. printing)

 

Other costs and expenses (e.g. courses)

 

Historical benchmark of all costs over $500 incurred or paid by Council in respect of all Councillors

 

Cr Alison Clarke

(Mayor until 15 December 2011)

Northern Councils Deputation to Federal Ministers regarding funding, Canberra, November, $505.21

Keep Australia Beautiful & Sustainability National Awards, Perth, November, $262

Total
=$767.21

Bike Futures Annual Conference, October, $895

 

Richmond Asian Business Association fundraising dinner, October, $0

 

Northern Business Achievement Awards Breakfast, $55

 

Fiesta Gala Dinner, 2011, $100

 

Annual Yarra Ball, $20

 

Total

=$1070

$475

iPhone 
=$800

iPhone monthly fee
=$29

iPad
=$762

iPad monthly connection
=$29

Total
=$1620

September-October
=$76.44

October-November 
=$90.65

 

November-
December
=$66.58

 

Total
=$233.67

October printing =$0.22

November printing =$0.05

December printing
=$1.21

 

Total
=$1.48

Nil

Provision of an electric bike, $2000

 

Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Canberra, June 2011, $1010

 

Essential Mayor's Weekend, 2011, $1909.09

  

Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Canberra, June 2010, $1169

 

Record of attendance at meetings: Public Transport Advocacy Sub-committee (October), Inner South Metopolitan Mayors Forum (October), Municipal Association of Victoria Annual Conference (October), Northern Mayors and CEO Forum (November), Friends of Baucau Committee (November), Business Advisory Committee (November), Inner Melbourne Action Plan (November), Environment Advisory Committee (November), Yarra Committee for Women (November), Disability Advisory Committee (November).

 

 

Name

 

Travel costs to attend interstate conferences

 

Local conference and training fees

 

Meal    costs

 

Communication costs - capital and monthly fees

 

Communications costs - operational

 

Other costs and expenses
(e.g. printing)

 

Other costs and expenses (e.g. courses)

 

Historical benchmark of all costs over $500 incurred or paid by Council in respect of all Councillors

 

Cr Jackie Fristacky

Nil

Bike Futures Annual Conference, October, $895


Richmond Asian Business Association fundraising dinner, 
October,

$0

 

$375

iPhone 
=$800

iPhone monthly fee
=$29

Telstra monthly connection
=$49

 

Notebook
=$2000

 

Home internet connection
=$89

 

Printer
=$500

Total
=$3467

September- October
=$43.85

October-November
=$54.72

November- December
=$72.73


Total
=$171.30

October printing =$3.24

November printing =$0.05

December printing
=$0.20

Total
=$3.49

Nil

Provision of an electric bike, $2000

 

Melbourne Planning Summit, 2011, $859.09

 

Public Transport in Victoria Conference, 2010, $650

  

Victorian Sustainable Development Conference, 2010, $631.82

 

Urban Transport World Conference, Sydney, February 2011, $788

 

Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) Conference, Canberra, June 2010, $2340.17

 

Urban World Transport Conference, Sydney, February 2010, $2141

Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) Conference,  Canberra, June 2009, $1615

 

Smart Peak Urban Features Conference, 2009, $500

 

Going Public Conference, 2006, $847

 

One on One Media Training, 2006, $2000

 

Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National Conference, 2006, $2045.81

 

Essential Mayor's Weekend, 2006, $1350

 

Transporting Communities Conference, 2006, $505.83

 

Statutory Planning Course, 2006, $1100

 

Urban Planning Course, 2006, $1156.32

 

Sustainable Melbourne Conference, 2006, $850

 

RMIT Planning Course, 2007, $1170

 

RMIT Planning Course, 2005, $1125
 

Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National Local Roads and Transport Congress, Launceston, July 2005, $1110.

 

 

 

Record of attendance at meetings: Indoor Sports Facility Steering Committee (October), North Fitzroy Hub Design Reference Group (October), Public Transport Advocacy Sub-committee (October), Municipal Association of Victoria Annual Conference (October), Business Advisory Committee (November), Environment Advisory Committee (November), North Fitzroy Hub Design Reference Group (November), Metropolitan Transport Forum (November), Metropolitan Transport Forum (December), Indoor Sports Facility Steering Committee (December).

 

 

Name

 

Travel costs to attend interstate conferences

 

Local conference and training fees

 

Meal    costs

 

Communication costs - capital and monthly fees

 

Communications costs - operational

 

Other costs and expenses
(e.g. printing)

 

Other costs and expenses (e.g. courses)

 

Historical benchmark of all costs over $500 incurred or paid by Council in respect of all Councillors

 

Cr Josh Funder

Nil

Nil

$375

iPhone 
=$800

iPhone monthly fee
=$29

Telstra monthly connection
=$49

Notebook
=$2000


Home internet 
connection
=$59


Printer
=$500

 

Motion mobile device
=$1500

Total
=$4937

September-October
=$0.87

October-November
=$0.49

November-December
=$1.36


Total
=$2.72

October printing
=$0

November printing
=$0

December printing
=$0


Total
=$0

Nil

 

 

 

Record of attendance at meeting: Indoor Sports Facility Steering Committee (October), Yarra Energy Foundation (October), Yarra Energy Foundation (November), Indoor Sports Facility Steering Committee (December).

 

 

Name

 

Travel costs to attend interstate conferences

 

Local conference and training fees

 

Meal    costs

 

Communication costs - capital and monthly fees

 

Communications costs - operational

 

Other costs and expenses
(e.g. printing)

 

Other costs and expenses (e.g. courses)

 

Historical benchmark of all costs over $500 incurred or paid by Council in respect of all Councillors

 

Cr Sam Gaylard

Nil

Bike Futures Annual Conference, October, $895

$425

iPhone
=$800

iPhone monthly fee
=$29

Telstra monthly connection
=$49

Notebook
=$2000


Home internet connection
=$59

Printer
=$500

 

Motion mobile device
=$1500

 

Total
=$4937

September-October
=$42.21

October-November
=$44.04

November- December
=$28.82

 

Total
=$115.07

October printing
=$0

November printing
=$0

December printing
=$0

 

Total=$0

Nil

   
Record of attendance at meetings: Indoor Sports Facility Steering Committee (October), Yarra Energy Foundation (October), Bicycle User Group (November), Yarra Energy Foundation (November), North Fitzroy Hub Design Reference Group (November), Indoor Sports Facility Steering Committee (December).  

 

Name

 

Travel costs to attend interstate conferences

 

Local conference and training fees

 

Meal    costs

 

Communication costs - capital and monthly fees

 

Communications costs - operational

 

Other costs and expenses
(e.g. printing)

 

Other costs and expenses (e.g. courses)

 

Historical benchmark of all costs over $500 incurred or paid by Council in respect of all Councillors

 

Cr Stephen Jolly

Nil Nil

Nil

iPhone 
=$800

iPhone monthly fee
=$29

Telstra monthly connection
=$49

Notebook
=$2000


Home internet connection
=$59

iPad
=$762

iPad monthly connection
=$29

Printer
=$500

Total
=$4228

September-October
=$131.58

October-November
=$178.11

November- December
=$153.44


Total
=$463.13

October printing =$20.98

November printing =$0.09

December printing
=$2.66

Total
=$23.73

Nil

Payment of Insurance Excess under "Councillors & Officers Liability Policy", February 2007, $5000

 

Provision of an electric bike, $2000

 
Record of attendance at meetings: Public Transport Advocacy Sub-committee (October), Lourdes Hub Design Reference Group (October), Lourdes Hub Design Reference Group (November).  


Name

 

Travel costs to attend interstate conferences

 

Local conference and training fees

 

Meal    costs

 

Communication costs - capital and monthly fees

 

Communications costs - operational

 

Other costs and expenses
(e.g. printing)

 

Other costs and expenses (e.g. courses)

 

Historical benchmark of all costs over $500 incurred or paid by Council in respect of all Councillors

 

Cr Anthony Main

Nil Nil

Nil

iPhone 
=$800

iPhone monthly fee
=$29

Telstra monthly connection
=$49

Motion mobile device
=$1500

Total
=$2378

September-October
=$21.54

October-November
=$54.82

November-December
=$63.77


Total
=$140.13

October printing
=$7

November printing =$45.79

December printing
=$15.16

Total
=$67.95

Nil

 
 
Record of attendance at meetings:  

 

Name

 

Travel costs to attend interstate conferences

 

Local conference and training fees

 

Meal    costs

 

Communication costs - capital and monthly fees

 

Communications costs - operational

 

Other costs and expenses
(e.g. printing)

 

Other costs and expenses (e.g. courses)

 

Historical benchmark of all costs over $500 incurred or paid by Council in respect of all Councillors

 

Cr Dale Smedley

Nil

Richmond Asian Business Association fundraising dinner, October,
$0

$425

Nokia mobile
phone
=$350

September-October
=$68.65

October-November
=$72.28

November-December =$115.71


Total
=$256.64

October printing
=$0

November printing =$0.02

December  printing
=$0.74

Total =$0.76

Nil

Provision of an electric bike, $2000

 
Record of attendance at meetings:  

 

Name

 

Travel costs to attend interstate conferences

 

Local conference and training fees

 

Meal    costs

 

Communication costs - capital and monthly fees

 

Communications costs - operational

 

Other costs and expenses
(e.g. printing)

 

Other costs and expenses (e.g. courses)

 

Historical benchmark of all costs over $500 incurred or paid by Council in respect of all Councillors

 

Cr Amanda Stone

Nil

Richmond Asian Business Association fundraising
dinner, October,
$0


Annual Yarra Ball, December, $20

 

Total
=$20

$375

iPhone 
=$800

iPhone monthly fee
=$29

Telstra monthly connection
=$49

Notebook
=$2000

Printer
=$500

Total
=$3378

September-October
=$76.74

October-November
=$65.39

November- December
=$46.39


Total
=$188.52

October printing
=$5.02

November printing =$0.00

December  printing
=$5.22

Total
=$10.24

Company Director's Course, April 2011,
$4000

Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National Conference, Canberra, June 2009, $1645

 

Essential Mayor's Weekend, 2009, $1500

 

 

 

Record of attendance at meetings: Aboriginal Advisory Group (October), Lourdes Hub Design Reference Group (October), Municipal Association of Victoria Annual Conference (October), Lourdes Hub Design Reference Group (November).

 
                    

 


Further Information
Ivan Gilbert
Executive Manager - Governance
9205 5110
Ivan.Gilbert@yarracity.vic.gov.au

 

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