Draft Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy

Submissions closing on 27 January 2021, 04:30 PM


This policy enables the reasonable and appropriate reimbursement of expenses and provision of facilities to Councillors to help them undertake their civic duties.

It ensures accountability and transparency, and seeks to align Councillor expenses and facilities with community expectations.

The policy has been prepared in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 and Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, and complies with the Office of Local Government’s Guidelines for the payment of expenses and provision of facilities to Mayors and Councillors in NSW.

This policy applies to all MidCoast Council Councillors.

This policy sets out the maximum amounts Council will pay for specific expenses and facilities. Expenses not explicitly addressed in the policy will not be paid or reimbursed. 

The draft Policy is now on public exhibition and will be open for feedback until Wednesday 27 January 2021. 

You can view the draft policy document by clicking the document link under Related Information on this page.

Make a submission

We welcome your feedback during the exhibition period.

Please ensure you provide feedback before 4.30pm on Wednesday 27 January 2021.

Submissions can be made in the following ways:

  • Online using the form below
  • By emailing: council@midcoast.nsw.gov.au
  • By mail, addressed to the General Manager, MidCoast Council, PO Box 482, TAREE NSW 2430.

Please provide full return address and telephone number when making a submission. 

Where a submission is made by way of objection, the grounds of objection must be specified.

Submissions can be made by using the Submission form(PDF, 830KB).