Local Government Members (2019/20) Amendment Determination 2019

2019/318

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Local Government Members (2019/20) Amendment Determination 2019

Pursuant to the Remuneration Authority Act 1977 and to clauses 6 and 7A(1) and (5) of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002, the Remuneration Authority, after having regard to the matters specified in clause 7 of that schedule, makes the following determination (to which is appended an explanatory memorandum).

Determination

1 Title

This determination is the Local Government Members (2019/20) Amendment Determination 2019.

2 Commencement

A provision of this determination set out in the first column of the Schedule is deemed to have come into force on the date set out opposite to it in the second column of that schedule.

3 Principal determination

This determination amends the Local Government Members (2019/20) Determination 2019 (the principal determination).

4 Schedule 2 amended

(1)

In Schedule 2, Part 1, item relating to Canterbury Regional Council, after the item relating to Chairperson, insert:

Deputy Chairperson104,873

(2)

In Schedule 2, Part 1, item relating to Canterbury Regional Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (12)71,599

(3)

In Schedule 2, Part 1, item relating to Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council, after the item relating to Chairperson, insert:

Deputy Chairperson67,656
Audit, Risk, and Investment Committee Chair and Catchment Operations Committee Deputy Chair67,656
Audit, Risk, and Investment Committee Deputy Chair50,116
Catchment Operations Committee Chair72,668
Environment Committee Chair65,150
Environment Committee Deputy Chair50,116
Passenger Transport Committee Chair65,150
Passenger Transport Committee Deputy Chair50,116
Manawatu River Users’ Advisory Group Chair50,116

(4)

In Schedule 2, Part 1, item relating to Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (2)50,116

(5)

In Schedule 2, Part 1, item relating to Northland Regional Council, after the item relating to Chairperson, insert:

Deputy Chairperson79,181

(6)

In Schedule 2, Part 1, item relating to Northland Regional Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with additional responsibilities) (7)71,681

(7)

In Schedule 2, Part 1, item relating to Otago Regional Council, after the item relating to Chairperson, insert:

Deputy Chairperson83,598

(8)

In Schedule 2, Part 1, item relating to Otago Regional Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (10)62,000

(9)

In Schedule 2, Part 1, item relating to Southland Regional Council, after the item relating to Chairperson, insert:

Deputy Chairperson and Regional Transport Committee Chair63,784
Chair, Strategy and Policy Committee54,672
Chair, Organisational Performance and Audit Committee54,672
Chair, Regulatory Committee54,672
Chair, Regional Services Committee54,672

(10)

In Schedule 2, Part 1, item relating to Southland Regional Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (6)45,560

(11)

In Schedule 2, Part 1, item relating to Waikato Regional Council, after the item relating to Chairperson, insert:

Deputy Chairperson86,228

(12)

In Schedule 2, Part 1, item relating to Waikato Regional Council, after the item relating to Deputy Chairperson as inserted by subclause (11), insert:

Committee Chair (8)73,860

(13)

In Schedule 2, Part 1, item relating to Waikato Regional Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (4)64,160

(14)

In Schedule 2, Part 1, item relating to Wellington Regional Council, after the item relating to Chairperson, insert:

Deputy Council Chairperson (with committee chairperson responsibilities)91,799
Chair, Environment Committee81,570
Chair, Transport and Infrastructure Committee81,570
Chair, Climate Committee81,570
Chair, Chief Executive Employment Review Committee81,570
Chair, Te Upoko Taiao - Natural Resources Plan Committee81,570
Chair, Hutt Valley Flood Management Subcommittee and Portfolio Leader81,570
Portfolio Leader, Sustainable Development78,515

(15)

In Schedule 2, Part 1, item relating to Wellington Regional Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (4)65,430

(16)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Ashburton District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor57,502
Standing Committee (5)43,000

(17)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Ashburton District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (3)35,118

(18)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Auckland Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor165,582
Chair of Committee of the Whole (4)138,912
Chair of Regulatory Committee138,912
Deputy Chair of Committee of the Whole (4)125,483
Chair of other Committee (2)123,245
Council-controlled Organisation Liaison Councillor (2)123,245
Deputy Chair of other Committee (5)117,650
Portfolio Lead113,174

(19)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Buller District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor and Finance Risk and Audit Committee Chair41,740
Regulatory and Hearings Committee Chair28,740
Community, Environment and Services Committee Chair28,740
Community Grants Portfolio Holder24,740
Youth Development Portfolio Holder24,740
Punakaiki Area Portfolio Holder24,740

(20)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Buller District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (4)22,739

(21)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Carterton District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor45,000

(22)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Carterton District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)25,047

(23)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor, Chair of Strategy and Wellbeing Committee, Lead Urban Councillor53,408
Chair of Finance and Infrastructure Committee and Member of Risk and Assurance Committee40,408
Lead Rural Councillor and Member of Risk and Assurance Committee33,408
Member of Risk and Assurance Committee (2)30,408

(24)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (3)26,408

(25)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Dunedin City Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor90,790
Chairs (6)85,786

(26)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Dunedin City Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)71,488

(27)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Gore District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor35,429
Audit and Risk Committee Chair30,000
Capital Works Committee Chair30,000
Community and Strategy Committee Chair30,000

(28)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Gore District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)23,000

(29)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Grey District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor also Portfolio Councillor for Three Waters40,800
Councillor—Portfolio Transport35,701
Councillor—Portfolio Spatial Development, Finance and Risk35,701

(30)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Grey District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5)27,326

(31)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Hamilton City Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor112,497

(32)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Hamilton City Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Chair of Committee (7)101,700
Deputy Chair of Committee (4)92,500

(33)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Hauraki District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor41,074

(34)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Hauraki District Council, after the item relating to Deputy Mayor inserted by subclause (33), insert:

Ward Committee Chairperson (3)30,265
Emergency Management Committee Chairperson28,103
Portfolio Leader (4)25,941

(35)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Hauraki District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (4)21,618

(36)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Horowhenua District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor68,998
Deputy Chair Finance, Audit and Risk Subcommittee 42,165
Chairperson, Community Funding and Recognition Committee45,998
Chairperson, Community Wellbeing Committee45,998

(37)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Horowhenua District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (6)38,332

(38)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Hurunui District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor32,865

(39)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Hurunui District Council, after the item relating to Deputy Mayor inserted by subclause (38), insert:

Chair of Audit and Risk Committee28,170

(40)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Hurunui District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (8)23,475

(41)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Invercargill City Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor55,421
Finance and Policy Standing Committee Chairperson48,141
Community Services Standing Committee Chairperson48,141
Regulatory Services Standing Committee Chairperson48,141
Infrastructure Services Standing Committee Chairperson48,141

(42)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Invercargill City Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)36,985

(43)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Kāpiti Coast District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor60,000

(44)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Kāpiti Coast District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Chair, Strategy and Operations55,000
Portfolio A Holder (4)50,610
Portfolio B Holder (4)45,056

(45)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Kawerau District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor35,660
Chair of Regulatory and Services Committee31,840

(46)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Kawerau District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (6)25,472

(47)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Mackenzie District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor34,728
Engineering and Services Committee Chair34,728
Commercial and Economic Development Committee Chair34,728
Planning and Regulatory Committee Chair34,728

(48)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Mackenzie District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (2)18,676

(49)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Marlborough District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor57,467
Chairperson Standing Committee51,000
Chairperson Statutory/Joint Committee (2)46,000
Deputy Chairperson Standing Committee43,000
Deputy Chairperson Standing Committee and Chairperson Sub-Committee (2)45,000
Chairperson Sub-Committee (3)42,000
Chairperson of 2 or more Sub-Committees44,000

(50)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Marlborough District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (2)40,000

(51)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Masterton District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor44,587
Chair—Infrastructure and Services Committee44,587
Chair—Awards and Grants Committee39,442
Chair—Hearings Committee37,727

(52)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Masterton District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (6)34,298

(53)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Matamata–Piako District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor39,392

(54)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Matamata–Piako District Council, after the item relating to Deputy Mayor inserted by subclause (53), insert:

Chair of Corporate and Operations Committee39,392

(55)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Matamata–Piako District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (9)34,254

(56)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Napier City Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor and Chair of Standing Committee80,000
Chair of Standing Committee (3)61,000
Deputy Chair of Standing Committee (4)57,250
Portfolio Holder (4)53,274

(57)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Nelson City Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor62,662
Chair of Infrastructure and Regional Transport Committees, Deputy Chair Environment Committee (Nelson Plan Lead)62,662
Committee Chair (4)52,144

(58)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Nelson City Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (6)44,900

(59)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Ōpōtiki District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor52,218
Cultural Ambassador/Coast Community Board Chair44,750

(60)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Ōpōtiki District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (4)28,750

(61)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Palmerston North City Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor, Chair—Economic Development Committee, Chair—Hearings Committee, and Chair—Chief Executive’s Performance Review Panel80,524
Chair—Finance and Audit Committee54,134
Chair—Infrastructure Committee54,134
Chair—Planning and Strategy Committee54,134
Chair—Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee50,810
Chair—Community Development50,810
Chair—Environmental Sustainability Committee50,810
Chair—Play, Recreation and Sport Committee50,810

(62)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Palmerston North City Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)47,486

(63)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Porirua City Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor70,500
Chair Te Puna Kōrero67,744
Chair Chief Executive’s Employment Committee54,500
Chair Grants, Awards, and Events Committee51,000

(64)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Porirua City Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (6)50,000

(65)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Queenstown–Lakes District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor48,316
Chair of Standing Committee (4)45,199

(66)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Queenstown–Lakes District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5)38,965

(67)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Rangitikei District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Chief Executive Review Committee40,309
Committee Chair (2)28,812
Committee Deputy Chair (3)24,812

(68)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Rangitikei District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5)22,812

(69)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Ruapehu District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor37,792

(70)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Ruapehu District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (10)25,712

(71)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Selwyn District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor51,342

(72)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Selwyn District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (10)42,789

(73)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to South Waikato District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor (Chair Community and Assets Committee)46,787
Committee Chair A Corporate and Regulatory Committee39,704
Committee Chair B Grants37,225

(74)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to South Waikato District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)33,028

(75)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to South Wairarapa District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor34,754
Chair of Finance, Audit, and Risk Committee27,521
Chair of Planning and Regulatory Committee25,575
Chair of Assets and Services Committee25,354
District Licensing Deputy Chair23,154
Martinborough Community Board and Waste Minimisation responsibilities26,032
Greytown Community Board and Water Management responsibilities27,943
Martinborough Community Board24,776
Wairarapa Policies and Road Safety Council27,254

(76)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Southland District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor43,494
Committee Chairperson (2)37,752

(77)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Southland District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (9)30,810

(78)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Stratford District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor34,953
Chairperson Stratford Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund25,965
Chairperson Farm and Aerodrome Committee28,712

(79)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Stratford District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)24,967

(80)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Taupō District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor47,597

(81)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Taupō District Council, after the item relating to Deputy Mayor inserted by subclause (80), insert:

Chair—Emergency Management Committee45,613
Chair—Taupo Reserves and Roading Committee45,613
Chair—Mangakino/Pouakani Representative Group45,613
Chair—Kinloch Representative Group43,630
Chair—Taupo East Rural Representative Group43,630

(82)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Taupō District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5)39,664

(83)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Tauranga City Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor139,563

(84)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Tauranga City Council, after the item relating to Deputy Mayor inserted by subclause (83), insert:

Chairperson of Standing Committee (2)121,276
Deputy Chairperson of Standing Committee (4)108,763

(85)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Tauranga City Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (3)96,251

(86)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Upper Hutt City Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor53,890

(87)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Upper Hutt City Council, after the item relating to Deputy Mayor inserted by subclause (86), insert:

Chair, Policy Committee46,705
Chair, Finance and Performance Committee46,705
Chair, City Development Committee46,705
Chair, Risk and Assurance Committee43,112
Chair, Hutt Valley Services Committee43,112

(88)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Upper Hutt City Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (4)35,927

(89)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Waikato District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor78,375

(90)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Waikato District Council, after the item relating to Deputy Mayor inserted by subclause (89), insert:

Chairperson (Infrastructure Committee)68,400
Chairperson (Strategy and Finance Committee)68,400
Chairperson (Policy and Regulatory Committee)68,400
Chairperson (Discretionary and Funding Committee)54,625
Chairperson (Proposed District Plan Subcommittee)58,780

(91)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Waikato District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)47,500

(92)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Waimakariri District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor58,122
Councillor (with portfolio and committee chairing responsibilities) (9)47,814

(93)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Waimate District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor38,882

(94)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Waimate District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)25,921

(95)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Waipa District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor43,335
Committee Chair (4)40,001

(96)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Waipa District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (8)33,334

(97)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Waipa District Council, item relating to Te Awamutu Community Board, item relating to Member, replace “9,006” with “9,066”.

(98)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Wairoa District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor40,000

(99)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Wairoa District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5)36,718

(100)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Waitaki District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor42,776
Main Committee Chair (2)36,000
Other Committee Chair (3)31,000
Deputy Chair (4)31,000

(101)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Wellington City Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Annual Plan/Long Term Plan Committee130,225
Chair, Strategy and Policy Committee (Committee of the Whole)120,227

(102)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Wellington City Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (12)111,225

(103)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Westland District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor29,285
Chairperson Capital Projects and Tenders Committee37,255
Chairperson Planning and Regulatory Services Committee and Community Development Committee41,155

(104)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Westland District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5)22,527

(105)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Whanganui District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor49,883
Chairperson Strategy and Finance Committee46,046
Chairperson Infrastructure, Climate Change, and Emergency Management Committee46,046
Chairperson Property and Community Services Committee and Advisory Group Chair47,964
Advisory Group Chair (2)42,209
Deputy Chair (3)42,209

(106)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Whanganui District Council, before the item relating to Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration), insert:

Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (3)38,371

Schedule Deemed commencement dates of provisions of this determination

cl 2

ProvisionDate deemed to have come into force

Clause 4(1), (31), (38), (83), (103)

25 October 2019
Clause 4(2), (6), (10), (15), (28), (35), (55), (77), (91)22 October 2019
Clause 4(3), (84)6 November 2019
Clause 4(4), (58), (62), (99)20 October 2019
Clause 4(5), (56), (105)20 November 2019
Clause 4(7), (11), (69)24 October 2019
Clause 4(8), (13), (50), (60), (79), (102)19 October 2019
Clause 4(9), (27), (41), (93)30 October 2019
Clause 4(12), (32)16 November 2019
Clause 4(95)19 November 2019
Clause 4(14), (16), (75)21 November 2019
Clause 4(17), (20), (24), (26), (42), (48), (52), (66), (68), (70), (72), (74), (85), (88), (94), (106)18 October 2019
Clause 4(18), (81)27 November 2019
Clause 4(19), (21), (33), (51), (63), (71), (80), (86), (89), (100), (101)31 October 2019
Clause 4(22), (30), (37), (40), (104)17 October 2019
Clause 4(23), (73)15 November 2019
Clause 4(25), (82), (92)26 October 2019
Clause 4(29), (39), (43), (45), (49), (57), (67), (98)1 November 2019
Clause 4(34), (36), (54), (61)14 November 2019
Clause 4(44), (65)8 November 2019
Clause 4(46), (64), (96)23 October 2019
Clause 4(47)29 November 2019
Clause 4(53), (87)7 November 2019
Clause 4(59), (78), (90)13 November 2019
Clause 4(76)2 November 2019
Clause 4(97)1 July 2019

Dated at Wellington this 13th day of December 2019.

Fran Wilde,
Chairperson.

Len Cook,
Member.

Geoff Summers,
Member.

Explanatory memorandum

This memorandum is not part of the determination, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This determination amends the Local Government Members (2019/20) Determination 2019 (the principal determination).

This determination is based on the changed approach to setting local government remuneration, signalled previously in the principal determination. The determination is operational for the period following the election of the local government representatives ie, from 13 October 2019 until 30 June 2020. Under that approach, the Remuneration Authority has created a total governance remuneration pool for each council, reflecting the ranking of that council on the appropriate council size index (territorial authority, unitary authority, or regional authority). The approach therefore reflects the size of the total governance role of any particular council, rather than the number of councillors on that council (which range from 6 to 16, excluding Auckland). The pool is the total amount of money that the Authority has determined is available to pay councillor remuneration per annum.

Following the 2019 local body elections, each council provided the Authority with recommendations for how its pool, which must be fully allocated, should be distributed among its elected members. The recommendations included a rate for base councillor remuneration and rates for all positions of responsibility. The Authority considered these recommendations before determining the remuneration payable to members that comes into effect on the dates specified in the Schedule.

Remuneration for mayors and regional council chairpersons was not included in the pool but was set individually by the Authority in the principal determination to reflect each council’s ranking on the appropriate size index. The largest role in local government (the Mayor of Auckland) has been generally benchmarked around the remuneration of a Cabinet minister and will not exceed that level. Community board and Auckland local board remuneration was also set by the Authority in the principal determination.

For the time being, if a council delegates significant powers and functions to 1 or more community boards and, as a consequence, recommends that the Authority increases the remuneration of their community board members, the additional funds will come out of the council’s governance remuneration pool.

In the case of some councils, adjustments to the council pool or to mayor or regional chair remuneration may continue over the next 2 years, as the Authority completes the alignment of those councils with the size new index.

Note that the remuneration for mayors, community boards’ elected members, Auckland local boards’ elected members, and base councillors is effective on the day after the date on which the official result of the 2019 local elections was declared in relation to the local authority. The remuneration covering positions of responsibility (eg, regional council chair, deputy mayor, committee chair, etc) comes into effect on the day after the date on which the council confirmed the position.

Not all councils were able to submit their recommendations to the Authority in time to be considered and included in this determination. A further determination is planned for the first quarter of 2020. It will contain the outcome of the remaining councils’ recommendations.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 19 December 2019.