SHIRE of Mundaring president John Daw has bucked a trend in the Echo News readership, being the only leader of a local council not being paid the the maximum renumeration available under law.
Figures obtained by Echo News show that Cr Daw claims an allowance of $50, 852 and an annual meeting attendance payment of $26,675.
That gives Cr Daw an annual figure of $77,527, well below the available maximum allowance of a tier two local government organistion of $93, 568.
Kalamunda Mayor John Giardina claims exactly that, with an allowance of $62,727 and annual meeting payment of $30,841.
The City of Swan is considered a tier one council and the Salaries and Allowances Tribunal allows Mayor David Lucas to claim the maximum $135, 910.
Mundaring CEO Jonathan Throssell said that it wasn’t true to say Cr Daw was choosing to claim below the maximum threshhold.
“Council determines the amount of allowance he receives is within the band 2 range,” he said.
“This is set at the same ratio as per the other councillor allowances and is therefore less than the maximum amount.”