Tribunal determinations and reports
In making its decisions about the remuneration to be paid to mayors, deputy mayors and councillors, the tribunal must have regard to:
- provisions of the Local Government Act 2009 relating to the entitlements and responsibilities of councillors
- community expectations about what is an appropriate level of remuneration in the circumstances.
After its determination, the tribunal must prepare a written report on:
- the establishment of categories of local government
- the category to which each local government has been assigned
- the remuneration levels determined for mayors, deputy mayors and councillors in each council category
- any approvals made under s248 of the Local Government Regulation 2012 to vary a councillor's remuneration because of exceptional circumstances.
In accordance with section 11 of the Local Government (De-amalgamation Implementation) Regulation 2013, the tribunal was required to decide before 1 September 2013, the category of local governments and the remuneration for councillors for each of the four de-amalgamating local governments of Douglas, Mareeba, Livingstone and Noosa.
The remuneration schedule for the four de-amalgamated local governments of Douglas, Mareeba, Livingstone and Noosa was published in the Queensland Government Gazette, Vol. 363, No. 91 on 30 August 2013.
The tribunal undertook a consultation program in 2012, which closed on 5 October 2012, before making its remuneration determination on 1 December 2012.
The Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal Report 2012 ( 1.8 MB) was provided to the Honourable David Crisafulli MP, Minister for Local Government, on 10 December 2012.
The remuneration schedule was published in the Queensland Government Gazette, Vol. 361, No. 100 on 14 December 2012 and was tabled in the Queensland Legislative Assembly on 17 December 2012.
See the tribunal's media release: New remuneration arrangements for Queensland Councils.
The 2012 report contains:
- categories of local government
- category of local government to which each local government has been assigned
- remuneration schedule (to apply from 1 January 2013)
- discipline matters.
Browse sections of the 2012 report.
The Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal Report 2011 ( 728 KB was provided to the Honourable Paul Lucas MP, Attorney-General, Minister for Local Government and Special Minister of State on 7 December 2011.
The remuneration schedule was published in Queensland Government Gazette Vol. 356, No. 98 on 9 December 2011 and was tabled in the Queensland Legislative Assembly on 12 December 2011.
Browse the 2011 report:
The Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal Report 2010 ( 754 KB)Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal Report 2010 was provided to the Honourable Desley Boyle MP, Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships on 7 December 2010.
The report was published in Queensland Government Gazette No. 108 on 10 December 2010 and was tabled in the Queensland Legislative Assembly on 17 December 2010.
Browse the 2010 report:
Browse the 2009 report:
- Full report ( 2.71 MB)
- Cover and map ( 1041 KB)
- Letter of transmission and Contents ( 125 KB)
- Sections 1-7 ( 295 KB)
- Amended Remuneration Schedule ( 166 KB)
- Appendices 1-8 ( 781 KB)
Note: On 11 December 2009, after the Tribunal released its 2009 Report, the Queensland Government announced the rate payable to members of the state's Legislative Assembly (MLA) would increase to $130,540 from 1 January 2010.
Note 3 to the remuneration schedule, page 33 of the tribunal report, specifies that if the MLA remuneration rate becomes higher than the determined rate in the report, the higher amount is to be used. Because the MLA remuneration rate was higher than the rate set out in the Tribunal's Report, the amount of $130,540 was substituted as the figure used by the Tribunal to calculate the remuneration payable to mayors, deputy mayors and councillors.
The 11 December 2009 amended remuneration schedule replaced the original schedule in the tribunal report, on pages 31–33. The tribunal's decision was published in the Queensland Government Gazette on 18 December 2009.
Browse the 2007 report:
- Full 2007 report ( 2825 KB)
- Contents and Sections 1-12 ( 547 KB)
- Summary remuneration table ( 140 KB)
- Appendices (A, B, C, D and E) ( 843 KB)
- View the FAQs for the Remuneration Tribunal's Report ( 87 KB)