How much do elected members get paid?
Elected members receive salaries that vary depending on the size of each council. The agency responsible for setting salaries is the Remuneration Authority. Remuneration for each elected member is based on the population the council represents and its annual expenditure, and is adjusted annually based on changes to population and expenditure. As an elected member you cannot decline to accept your salary.
View the current Ashburton District Council elected member salaries
The Remuneration Authority has released the Local Government Members (2019/20) Determination 2019 which sets out the salaries for the current elected members from 1 July 2019 until October 2019. After the new Council takes office, an Amending Determination will be issued by the Remuneraton Authority with the new elected members' salaries.
2016 Nominations Received