Local Government Members (2019/20) Amendment Determination 2020

2020/28

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Local Government Members (2019/20) Amendment Determination 2020

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 2020.

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 Bay of Plenty Regional Council, after the item relating to Chairperson, insert:

Deputy Chairperson of Regional Council80,004

(2)

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

Committee Chairperson (6)70,000

(3)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (6)61,525

(4)

In Schedule 2, Part 1, item relating to Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, after the item relating to Chairperson, insert:

Deputy Chairperson of Regional Council and Chairperson Environment and Integrated Catchments Committee77,371
Chairperson Corporate and Strategic Committee77,371
Chairperson Regional Transport Committee and Hearings Committee77,371
Chairperson Finance, Audit and Risk Sub-committee77,371

(5)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (4)62,000

(6)

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

Deputy Chairperson of Regional Council55,214
Chairperson Executive, Audit and Risk Committee55,214
Chairperson Consents and Regulatory Committee55,214
Chairperson Policy and Planning Committee55,214
Chairperson Regional Transport Committee45,104
Chairperson Civil Defence Group Committee45,104

(7)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (4)38,883

(8)

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

Deputy Chairperson of Regional Council and Chairperson Resource Management Committee62,627

(9)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (5)51,022

(10)

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

Deputy Mayor, Portfolio Lead and Member Cromwell Community Board31,902

(11)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Central Otago District Council, after the item relating to Deputy Mayor, Portfolio Lead and Member Cromwell Community Board as inserted by subclause (10), insert:

Portfolio Lead and Member Cromwell Community Board27,648
Portfolio Lead and Member Teviot Valley Community Board26,053
Portfolio Lead and Member Maniototo Community Board26,053

(12)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Central Otago District Council, after the item relating to Portfolio Lead and Member Cromwell Community Board as inserted by subclause (11), insert:

Councillor and Chairperson Vincent Community Board27,648

(13)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Central Otago District Council, after the item relating to Portfolio Lead and Member Maniototo Community Board as inserted by subclause (11), insert:

Councillor and Member Cromwell Community Board 24,458
Councillor and Member Vincent Community Board (2)24,458

(14)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (3)21,268

(15)

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

Deputy Mayor23,588

(16)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (7)17,700

(17)

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

Deputy Mayor131,250

(18)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (15)114,130

(19)

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

Deputy Mayor30,845
Chairperson Standing Committee (3)29,377
Member Executive Committee (4)24,971
Member Creative Communities 23,503

(20)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (5)22,033

(21)

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

Deputy Mayor105,000

(22)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Far North District Council, after the item relating to Deputy Mayor as inserted by subclause (21), insert:

Committee Chairperson (4)85,000

(23)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (4)65,550

(24)

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

Deputy Mayor66,014

(25)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Gisborne District Council, after the item relating to Deputy Mayor as inserted by subclause (24), insert:

Chairperson Operations Committee57,212
Chairperson Regional Transport Committee and Rural Councillor52,811
Chairperson Wastewater Management Committee52,811

(26)

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

Rural Councillor (3)46,210
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (6)44,009

(27)

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

Deputy Mayor78,624

(28)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Hastings District Council, after the item relating to Deputy Mayor as inserted by subclause (27), insert:

Chairperson Committee of the Whole (2)65,146
Chairperson Subcommittee (4)56,160
Deputy Committee Chairperson (5)51,667
Ambassador for Hastings51,667
Champion Flaxmere Development47,174

(29)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Hauraki District Council, replace the item relating to Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) with:

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (4)21,618

(30)

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

Deputy Mayor and Chairperson Standing Committee100,519
Chairperson Standing Committee (2)80,519
Chairperson Traffic Subcommittee67,519
Chairperson Hutt Valley Services Committee67,519
Member Wellington Water Committee67,519

(31)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (6)60,519

(32)

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

Deputy Mayor39,657

(33)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (6)26,440

(34)

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

Deputy Mayor55,012

(35)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (7)43,487

(36)

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

Deputy Mayor46,403
Chairperson Audit and Risk Committee39,774
Chairperson Community Development Committee39,774
Chairperson Hearings Committee39,774

(37)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Manawatu District Council, after the item relating to Chairperson Hearings Committee as inserted by subclause (36), insert:

Chairperson Ngā Manu Tāiko39,774

(38)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Manawatu District Council, after the item relating to Chairperson Ngā Manu Tāiko as inserted by subclause (37), insert:

Health and Safety Governance Representative39,774

(39)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (4)33,145

(40)

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

Deputy Mayor80,368
Chairperson Strategy and Operations Committee65,299
Chairperson Finance, Audit and Risk Committee60,276
Chairperson Te Huinga Taumatua60,276
Chairperson Strategy Projects Committee60,276

(41)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (9)50,230

(42)

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

Deputy Mayor36,600

(43)

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

Council Representative on Otorohanga Community Board and Chairperson Grants and Awards Committee31,213
Council Representative on Otorohanga Community Board and Member Grants and Awards Committee30,168
Council Representative on Kawhia Community Board and Member Risk and Assurance Committee27,102
Member Risk and Assurance Committee (2)25,102
Member Grants and Awards Committee23,010

(44)

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

Deputy Mayor, Lead – Economic Development Working Group, and Lead – Sustainable Environment Working Group100,000
Chairperson Strategy, Policy and Finance Committee and Lead – Four Wellbeings Working Group83,042
Chairperson Operations and Monitoring Committee, Lead – Liveable Communities Working Group, and Lead – Housing Working Group83,042
Deputy Chairperson Strategy, Policy and Finance Committee, Lead – Economic Development (Housing Development) Working Group, and Lead – Sport and Recreation Working Group70,750
Deputy Chairperson Operations and Monitoring Committee and Lead – Arts and Culture Working Group70,750
Cultural Ambassador70,750
Lead – Climate Change Working Group70,750

(45)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (3)55,000

(46)

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

Deputy Mayor48,223
Member Audit and Risk Committee (4)35,364

(47)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (7)32,149

(48)

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

Deputy Mayor49,094

(49)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (7)37,750

(50)

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

Deputy Mayor67,395
Chairperson Standing Committee (2)53,916

(51)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (10)44,930

(52)

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

Deputy Mayor, Member Audit and Risk Committee, and Member Chief Executive Liaison Committee65,226
Chairperson Emergency Management Committee, Holder Emergency Management Portfolio, Member Audit and Risk Committee, Member Chief Executive Liaison Committee, and Member Regional Civil Defence Emergency Management Group61,226
Holder Infrastructure Portfolio, Member Audit and Risk Committee, and Member Regional Transport Committee61,226
Member Audit and Risk Committee, Member Coromandel Catchment Liaison Committee, and Member Emergency Management Committee55,226
Member Audit and Risk Committee and Member Emergency Management Committee46,069
Member Audit and Risk Committee and Member Chief Executive Liaison Committee46,069
Member Audit and Risk Committee (2)46,069

(53)

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

Deputy Mayor63,380
Chairperson Commercial and Strategy Committee51,496
Chairperson Community Services Committee51,496
Chairperson Environmental Services Committee51,496
Chairperson Infrastructure Committee51,496
Deputy Chairperson Commercial and Strategy Committee45,555
Deputy Chairperson Community Services Committee45,555
Deputy Chairperson Environmental Services Committee45,555
Deputy Chairperson Infrastructure Committee45,555

(54)

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

Deputy Mayor48,748

(55)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (5)32,644

(56)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Western Bay of Plenty District Council, after the item relating to Mayor, insert:

Deputy Mayor and Chairperson Annual Plan, Long Term Plan, Regulatory Hearings, and District Plan Committees60,000
Chairperson Performance and Monitoring Committee48,000
Chairperson Katikati–Waihi Beach Ward Forum43,500
Chairperson Kaimai Ward Forum43,500
Chairperson Maketu–Te Puke Ward Forum43,500

(57)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (6)40,122

(58)

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

Deputy Mayor64,280
Committee Chairperson (3)53,567
Deputy Committee Chairperson (2)39,282

(59)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (4)35,711

(60)

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

Deputy Mayor87,524

(61)

In Schedule 2, Part 2, item relating to Whangarei District Council, after the item relating to Deputy Mayor as inserted by subclause (60), insert:

Chairperson Infrastructure Committee76,583
Chairperson Community Development Committee76,583
Chairperson Strategy, Planning and Development Committee76,583
Chairperson Civic Honours Committee 60,172

(62)

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

Councillor with no additional responsibilities (8)54,702

Schedule Deemed commencement dates of provisions of this determination

cl 2

ProvisionDate deemed to have come into force
Clause 4(1), (20), (23), (29), (35), (39), (41), (49), (57), (62)22 October 2019
Clause 4(2)27 November 2019
Clause 4(3), (45)19 October 2019
Clause 4(4)7 November 2019
Clause 4(5), (7), (9), (26), (47), (51)18 October 2019
Clause 4(6), (12), (43)6 November 2019
Clause 4(8)26 October 2019
Clause 4(10), (13)24 October 2019
Clause 4(11)30 January 2020
Clause 4(14), (18), (31)20 October 2019
Clause 4(15), (25)8 November 2019
Clause 4(16)15 October 2019
Clause 4(17)25 October 2019
Clause 4(19), (44)13 December 2019
Clause 4(21), (24), (48), (50), (53), (54), (60)1 November 2019
Clause 4(22), (38)20 December 2019
Clause 4(27)20 November 2019
Clause 4(28), (30), (37)11 December 2019
Clause 4(32)6 February 2020
Clause 4(33)17 October 2019
Clause 4(34), (61)28 November 2019
Clause 4(36)2 November 2019
Clause 4(40), (42), (55), (59)23 October 2019
Clause 4(46)5 November 2019
Clause 4(52)18 December 2019
Clause 4(56)6 December 2019
Clause 4(58)29 November 2019

Dated at Wellington this 3rd day of March 2020.

Fran Wilde,
Chairperson.

Geoff Summers,
Member.

Len Cook,
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 in the principal determination. The determination is operational for the period following the election of the local government representatives on 12 October 2019, ie, from 13 October 2019 until 30 June 2020.

After the 2019 local body elections, each council was required to provide the Remuneration Authority (the Authority) with recommendations for how its governance remuneration pool, which must be fully allocated, should be distributed among its elected members (excluding the mayor or regional council chairperson). 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 elected members that comes into effect on the dates specified in the Schedule.

This determination includes those councils that were unable to submit their recommendations to the Authority in time to be considered and included in the 13 December 2019 determination (Local Government Members (2019/20) Amendment Determination 2019).

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 5 March 2020.