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Alice Springs Town Council municipal plan 2018/19 - 2021/22



Alice Springs Town Council municipal plan 2018/19 - 2021/22


Alice Springs Town Council


Alice Springs Town Council municipal plan; Reports; PublicationNT




Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).




Alice Springs (N.T.). Council -- Periodicals; Local government -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs -- Periodicals

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Alice Springs Town Council; Alice Springs Town Council

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Alice Springs


2018/19 - 2021/22

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Alice Springs Town Council

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Role of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor and Elected Member Allowances Role of the Mayor The Mayor is the principal member of the Alice Springs Town Council whose role is to chair the meetings of Council; and to speak on behalf of Council as Councils principal representative; and to carry out the civic and ceremonial functions required of the position. The Mayor is elected directly to the office. The Mayor is at the same time also a member of Council whose role is: to represent the interests of all residents and ratepayers of the municipality of Alice Springs; and to provide leadership and guidance; and to facilitate communication between the members of Council's constituency and Council; and to participate in the deliberations of Council and its community activities; and to ensure, as far as practicable, that Council acts honestly, efficiently and appropriately in carrying out its statutory responsibilities The Mayor is bound by Councils Code of Conduct for Elected Members in just the same way as are the Councillors. Role of the Deputy Mayor The Deputy Mayor is the deputy principal member of Council whose role is to carry out any of the Mayors functions when the Mayor: (a) delegates the functions to the Deputy Mayor; or (b) is absent from official duties because of illness or for some other pressing reason; or (c) is on leave. The Deputy Mayor is appointed each year to the office by the Councillors from amongst themselves. Elected Member Allowances Pursuant to section 71 of the Local Government Act Councils Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors are paid the following allowances: Allowance Type Mayor Deputy Mayor Councillor Annual Base Allowance $86,165.67 $31,861.71 $15,497.24 Electoral Allowance $22,678.99 $5,670.94 $0.00 Total $108,844.66 $37,532.65 $15,497.24 The total amount budgeted in 2018/19 for the above allowances are $254,857.99. The office of Mayor also includes a motor vehicle, mobile phone and credit card. The Mayor and other Elected Members have budgets for travel and accommodation, conference fees and other minor out of pocket expenses and the quantum of funds allocated for these purposes is $39,000. The daily travel allowance for the Mayor and Elected Members when away on Council business is $205 per day. Page 29