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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 2018/2019

Mayor $279,562
Deputy mayor $157,518
Chair of committee of the whole $130,030
Councillor $109,750
Albert-Eden Local Board chairperson $90,838
​Albert-Eden Local Board deputy chairperson$​54,503
Albert-Eden Local Board member $44,129
Devonport-Takapuna Local Board chairperson $80,361
​Devonport-Takapuna Local Board deputy chairperson​$48,216
Devonport-Takapuna Local Board member $43,149
Franklin Local Board chairperson $81,290
​Franklin Local Board deputy chairperson ​$48,774
Franklin Local Board member $42,426
Great Barrier Local Board chairperson $55,123
​Great Barrier Local Board deputy chairperson​$33,074
Great Barrier Local Board member $24,103
Henderson-Massey Local Board chairperson $94,039
​Henderson-Massey Local Board deputy chairperson​$56,423
Henderson-Massey Local Board member $44,645
Hibiscus and Bays Local Board chairperson $88,155
​Hibiscus and Bays Local Board deputy chairperson$​52,893
Hibiscus and Bays Local Board member $43,820
Howick Local Board chairperson $98,477
​Howick Local Board deputy chairperson ​$59,086
Howick Local Board member $44,852
Kaipātiki Local Board chairperson $87,277
​Kaipātiki Local Board deputy chairperson​$52,366
Kaipātiki Local Board member $43,561
Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board chairperson $85,316
​Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board deputy chairperson $​51,189
Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board member $43,716
Manurewa Local Board chairperson $87,845
​Manurewa Local Board deputy chairperson ​$52,707
Manurewa Local Board member $43,716
Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board chairperson $84,541
​Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board deputy chairperson​$50,725
Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board member $43,458
Ōrākei Local Board chairperson $86,813
​Ōrākei Local Board deputy chairperson ​$52,088
Ōrākei Local Board member $43,922
Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board chairperson $86,503
​Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board deputy chairperson ​$51,902
Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board member $43,922
Papakura Local Board chairperson $76,904
​Papakura Local Board deputy chairperson ​$46,142
Papakura Local Board member $42,529
Puketāpapa Local Board chairperson $80,155
​Puketāpapa Local Board deputy chairperson​$48,093
Puketāpapa Local Board member $43,149
Rodney Local Board chairperson $78,555
​Rodney Local Board deputy chairperson ​$47,133
Rodney Local Board member $42,013
Upper Harbour Local Board chairperson $78,296
​Upper Harbour Local Board deputy chairperson ​$46,978
Upper Harbour Local Board member $42,839
Waiheke Local Board chairperson $61,368
​Waiheke Local Board deputy chairperson ​$36,821
Waiheke Local Board member $25,755
Waitākere Ranges Local Board chairperson $78,090
​Waitākere Ranges Local Board deputy chairperson ​$46,854
Waitākere Ranges Local Board $42,736
Waitematā Local Board chairperson $83,355
​Waitematā Local Board deputy chairperson$​50,013
Waitematā Local Board member $43,251
Whau Local Board chairperson $85,316
​Whau Local Board deputy chairperson ​$51,189
Whau Local Board member $43,716

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 - 2019

​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