Media response - salaries and allowances

Published on 02 May 2022

Response to The Advertiser.

  • Hello council people. Can you please send me links to two things please. 1. A recording in an annual report or the like of what the annual job payments have been made to elected members in the most recent period available. 2. The value of the salary package to the CEO.

1. A recording in an annual report or the like of what the annual job payments have been made to elected members in the most recent period available.

Council member allowances are determined by the Remuneration Tribunal SA (RTSA) in accordance with section 76 of the Local Government Act 1999. The determination and associated report relating to the period 2018-2021 is available from their website (Note: There is a separate determination and report for the Adelaide City Council).

The annual allowance for City of Onkaparinga councillors who are not a principal member, deputy mayor, deputy chairperson or presiding member of a prescribed committee is $23,350.

The RTSA recently commenced the process to make a new determination for council member allowances which will take effect following the November 2022 elections. Information on that process is available here.

2. The value of the salary package to the CEO.

Our Register of Salaries is updated every 28 days on our website and be found using the search function. It lists the Chief Executive Officer’s negotiated salary at $305,890.55 as at 25 March 2022.

ENDS