Mayor and elected representatives

Elected members' remuneration

This page details Remuneration Authority determinations, salary rates, expense rules and payments made to the mayor, councillors and local board members. 

You can also find declarations of interest made by elected representatives. 


Remuneration Authority determinations

The Remuneration Authority issues a new determination for the remuneration for elected members each year.

The 2016/2017 Remuneration Authority Determination for Auckland Council (PDF 406KB)


Annual salary

Elected members are classified as self employed and are paid an annual salary.

There are different levels of remuneration depending on the specific responsibilities councillors take on.

The Remuneration Authority sets the total remuneration pool nationally.

Annual salary rates for 2016/2017

Mayor

$269,500

Deputy Mayor

$151,850

Chair of committee of the whole

$125,350

Councillor

$105,800

Albert-Eden Local Board

Chairperson

$88,000

 

Member

$42,750

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

Chairperson

$77,850

 

Member

$41,800

Franklin Local Board

Chairperson

$78,750

 

Member

$41,100

Great Barrier Local Board

Chairperson

$53,400

 

Member

$23,350

Henderson-Massey Local Board

Chairperson

$91,100

 

Member

$43,250

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

Chairperson

$85,400

Member

$42,450

Howick Local Board

Chairperson

$95,400

 

Member

$43,450

Kaipātiki Local Board

Chairperson

$84,550

 

Member

$42,200

Māngere-Otāhuhu Local Board

Chairperson

$82,650

 

Member

$42,350

Manurewa Local Board

Chairperson

$85,100

 

Member

$42,350

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board

Chairperson

$81,900

 

Member

$42,100

Orākei Local Board

Chairperson

$84,100

 

Member

$42,550

Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board

Chairperson

$83,800

Member

$42,550

Papakura Local Board

Chairperson

$74,500

 

Member

$41,200

Puketāpapa Local Board

Chairperson

$77,650

 

Member

$41,800

Rodney Local Board

Chairperson

$76,100

 

Member

$40,700

Upper Harbour Local Board

Chairperson

$75,850

 

Member

$41,500

Waiheke Local Board

Chairperson

$59,400

Member

$24,950

Waitākere Ranges Local Board

Chairperson

$75,650

 

Member

$41,400

Waitematā Local Board

Chairperson

$80,750

 

Member

$41,900

Whau Local Board

Chairperson

$82,650

 

Member

$42,350


Resource Management Act hearings

The chairperson of a resource consent hearing meeting is paid $100 per hour.

The members of a resource consent hearing meeting are paid $80 per hour.

For any period of hearing time less than one hour, the fee is apportioned accordingly.


Expenses and allowances policy

Elected members are provided with allowances and reimbursed for expenses incurred while carrying out their duty as an elected member.

Elected member expenses and allowances policy is approved by the Remuneration Authority.

Elected members expense rules (PDF 484KB)


Elected member payments

Elected members may incur expenses on the council’s behalf, for which they can be reimbursed.  Under the Local Government Act the Remuneration Authority sets the allowances and expenses which may be reimbursed.

Other entitlements are set in the Elected Members’ Expense Policy. Both the Remuneration Authority’s  most recent determination and the policy are here.

Elected member travel for Auckland Council business is booked by and paid for by Auckland Council and is not reimbursed to elected members.

 

Council term October 2013 - 2016

 Date Airfares and Accommodation total expenses

July-Oct 2016

 Airfare and accommodation July-October 2016 (PDF 48KB)

 

Expenses July-Oct 2016 (PDF 115KB)

Mileage Reimbursements July-Oct 2016 (PDF 222KB)

 Mobile technology expenses July-Oct 2016 (PDF 188KB)

Jan- June 2016

Airfares and accommodation Jan-June 2016 (PDF 308KB)

 

Expense Jan-June 2016 (PDF 315KB)

Mileage and reimbursement Jan-June 2016
(PDF 369KB)

Mobile Technology Expenses Jan-March 2016 (PDF 632KB)

 

July- Dec 2015

Airfares and accommodation July-Dec 2015 (PDF 34.4KB)

 

Expense July-Dec 2015 (PDF 77KB)

Mileage and reimbursement July-Dec 2015
(PDF 72.4KB)


Mobile Technology Expenses July-Dec 2015 (PDF 88.5KB)

July 2014- June 2015

Airfares and accommodation June 2014- July 2015 (PDF 57.9KB )

 

Totals July 2014- June 2015
(PDF 882KB)


Mobile Technology Expense January 2015- June 2015 (PDF 407KB)

July 2014- December 2014

Airfares and accommodation July 2014 - Dec 2014 (PDF 43.1KB)

Totals July 2014 - Dec 2014 (PDF 518KB)

Mobile Technology Expenses July 2014 - Dec 2014(PDF 150KB)

October 2013 - June 2014

Airfares and accommodation Oct 2013 - June 2014 (PDF 44KB)

Totals 
October 2013
- June 2014 (PDF 780KB)

Mobile Technology Expenses Oct 2013 - Dec 2013(PDF 136KB)

Mobile Technology Expenses Jan 2014 - June 2014(PDF 154KB)

Council term 2010 - October 2013

 Date Airfares and Accommodation  total expenses

July -October 2013

Airfares and accommodation July - October 2013(PDF 42KB)

Totals July -  October 2013 (PDF 432KB)

July 2012 - June 2013

Airfares and accommodation July 2012 - June 2013(PDF 77KB)

Totals July 2012 - June 2013 (PDF 79KB)

July 2011 - June 2012

Airfares and accommodation July 2011 - June 2012(PDF 65KB)

Totals July 2011 - June 2012 (PDF 203KB)

November 2010 - June 2011

Airfares and accommodation November 2010 - June 2011 (PDF 48KB)

Totals November 2010 - June 2011 (PDF 175KB)


Elected member surveys

Elected members survey summary 2016 (PDF 1MB)

Elected members survey summary 2014 (PDF 770KB)

Elected members survey report 2014 (PDF 2.1MB)

Elected members survey report 2013 (PDF 1.2MB)

Elected members survey report 2012 (PDF 3.6MB)

Elected members survey brief summary 2011 (PDF 1.3MB)

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