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Elected members' remuneration

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Remuneration Authority determinations

The Remuneration Authority issues a determination for the remuneration of elected members each year at 30 June.

Annual remuneration of elected members

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

There are different levels of remuneration depending on the specific roles and responsibilities of elected members.

Annual salary rates for 2019/2020

Mayor $296,000
​Deputy mayor ​$165,582
Chair of committee of the whole (4) $138,912
 Deputy chair of committee of the whole (4) $125,483
 Chair of Regulatory Committee $138,912
Chair of other committee (2) $123,245
Deputy chair of other committee (5) $117,650
Council-controlled organisation liaison counsellor (2) $123,245
Portfolio Lead $113,174
Albert-Eden Local Board chairperson $91,700
​Albert-Eden Local Board deputy chairperson $55,000
Albert-Eden Local Board member $45,900
​Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board chairperson
​$57,000
Aotea / ​Great Barrier Local Board deputy chairperson
​$34,200
​Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board member
​$28,500
Devonport-Takapuna Local Board chairperson $85,100
​Devonport-Takapuna Local Board deputy chairperson ​$51,100
Devonport-Takapuna Local Board member $43,149
Franklin Local Board chairperson $90,000
​Franklin Local Board deputy chairperson ​$54,000
Franklin Local Board member $45,000
Henderson-Massey Local Board chairperson $98,800
​Henderson-Massey Local Board deputy chairperson
​$59,300
Henderson-Massey Local Board member $49,400
Hibiscus and Bays Local Board chairperson $90,600
​Hibiscus and Bays Local Board deputy chairperson $54,400
Hibiscus and Bays Local Board member $45,300
​Howick Local Board chairperson ​$98,477
​Howick Local Board deputy chairperson ​$59,100
Howick Local Board member $49,200
Kaipātiki Local Board chairperson $89,800
​Kaipātiki Local Board deputy chairperson ​$53,900
Kaipātiki Local Board member $44,900
​Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board chairperson ​$99,000
​Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board deputy chairperson $59,400
Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board member $49,500
Manurewa Local Board chairperson $98,200
​Manurewa Local Board deputy chairperson ​$58,900
Manurewa Local Board member $49,100
Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board chairperson $93,900
​Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board deputy chairperson ​$56,300
Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board member $47,000
Ōrākei Local Board chairperson $88,200
​Ōrākei Local Board deputy chairperson ​$52,900
Ōrākei Local Board member $44,100
Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board chairperson $98,300
​Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board deputy chairperson ​$59,000
Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board member $49,200
Papakura Local Board chairperson $91,800
​Papakura Local Board deputy chairperson ​$55,100
Papakura Local Board member $45,900
Puketāpapa Local Board chairperson $89,100
​Puketāpapa Local Board deputy chairperson ​$53,500
Puketāpapa Local Board member $44,600
Rodney Local Board chairperson $87,000
​Rodney Local Board deputy chairperson ​$52,200
Rodney Local Board member $43,500
Upper Harbour Local Board chairperson $85,500
​Upper Harbour Local Board deputy chairperson ​$51,300
Upper Harbour Local Board member $42,839
Waiheke Local Board chairperson $68,700
​Waiheke Local Board deputy chairperson ​$41,200
​Waiheke Local Board member ​$34,400
Waitākere Ranges Local Board chairperson $86,600
​Waitākere Ranges Local Board deputy chairperson ​$52,000
Waitākere Ranges Local Board member $43,300
Waitematā Local Board chairperson $96,600
​Waitematā Local Board deputy chairperson $58,000
Waitematā Local Board member $48,300
Whau Local Board chairperson $91,000
​Whau Local Board deputy chairperson ​$54,600
Whau Local Board member $45,500

Resource Management Act hearings

An elected member who acts as the chairperson of a resource consent hearing meeting is paid $100 per hour.

An elected member who acts as a member of a resource consent hearing meeting is paid $80 per hour.

If a hearing lasts less than one hour, the fee is apportioned accordingly.

Elected members' expense policy

Elected members may incur expenses while on council business, for which they can be reimbursed.

The Remuneration Authority sets the allowances and expenses which may be reimbursed.

Other entitlements are outlined in the The Elected Members' Expense Policy, which is approved by the Remuneration Authority.

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

​Elected members' expenses

Council term October 2016 - 2020

​Expenses for April - June 2020

​Expenses for January - March 2020

​Expenses for October - December 2019

​Expenses for July-September 2019

​Expenses for April-June 2019

​Expenses for January-March 2019

​Expenses for October-December 2018

​Expenses for July-September 2018

​Expenses for April-June 2018

​Expenses for January-March 2018

​Expenses for October-December 2017

​Expenses for July-September 2017

​Expenses for April-June 2017

​Expenses for January-March 2017

​Expenses for October-December 2016

​Council term October 2013 - 2016

Expenses for July-October 2016

Expenses for January-June 2016

Expenses for July-December 2015

​Expenses for July 2014-June 2015

​Expenses for July-December 2014

​Expenses for October 2013 - June 2014