Local Government Members (2021/22) Amendment Determination 2021

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Local Government Members (2021/22) Amendment Determination 2021

The Remuneration Authority makes this determination (including the appended explanatory memorandum) under the Remuneration Authority Act 1977 and clauses 6 and 7A of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002, after having regard to the matters specified in clause 7 of that schedule.

Determination

1 Title

This determination is the Local Government Members (2021/22) Amendment Determination 2021.

2 Commencement

This determination is deemed to have come into force on 1 July 2021.

3 Principal determination
4 Clause 9 amended (Motor vehicles for mayors and regional council chairpersons)

(1)

In clause 9(2)(a) and (b), delete “(including goods and services tax and any on-road costs)”.

(2)

In clause 9(5) and (6), formula, replace “actual purchase price of the vehicle, including goods and services tax and any on-road costs” with “purchase price of the vehicle”.

(3)

In clause 9(7), insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

purchase price means the amount paid for the vehicle,—

(a)

including goods and services tax and any on-road costs; and

(b)

after deducting the amount of any rebate that applies under the clean vehicle discount scheme in respect of the purchase of the vehicle

5 Schedule amended

(1)

In the Schedule, Part 2, item relating to Auckland Council, replace the heading Great Barrier Local Board with Aotea/Great Barrier Local Board.

(2)

In the Schedule, Part 2, replace the item relating to Manawatu District Council with:

Manawatu District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor121,000
Deputy Mayor49,716
Audit and Risk Committee Chairperson 39,063
Community Development Committee Chairperson 39,063
Hearings Committee Chairperson 39,063
Health and Safety Governance Representative39,063
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (5)35,511
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)28,751

(3)

In the Schedule, Part 2, item relating to Nelson City Council, item relating to Committee Chair, replace “(4)” with “(2)”.

(4)

In the Schedule, Part 2, item relating to Nelson City Council, item relating to Councillor (with no additional responsibilities), replace “(6)” with “(7)”.

(5)

In the Schedule, Part 2, replace the item relating to Westland District Council with:

Westland District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor91,500
Deputy Mayor and Chairperson Capital Projects and Tenders Committee48,631
Chairperson Planning Committee and Community Development Committee37,814
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (6)22,865
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,006

Dated at Wellington this 31st day of August 2021.

 Fran Wilde,
Chairperson.

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 (2021/22) Determination 2021 (the principal determination).

Clause 4 amends clause 9 of the principal determination, which sets out the motor vehicle entitlements for mayors and regional council chairpersons. The amendment applies the recently introduced Government Clean Car Discount (the rebate) that local authorities may receive for eligible vehicles they provide to their mayors and chairpersons. The amendment enables the rebate that a local authority has received to be deducted from the purchase price of the eligible motor vehicle before calculating the deduction from the remuneration of the local authority’s mayor or chairperson for the full or partial private use of the eligible vehicle.

All amendments to Part 2 of the Schedule of the principal determination are made at the request of the councils concerned. This determination is deemed to have come into effect on 1 July 2021.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 2 September 2021.