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Mundaring Shire president John Daw is the only local government leader not claiming the maximum allowance for his role.

Mundaring bucks trend on allowances

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.”

About Liam Ducey

Liam Ducey is an experienced journalist, having worked in print media in Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Port Hedland, Bunbury and across the metropolitan area, as well as online for several Fairfax Media mastheads. His reporting has seen him awarded the 2013 Clubs WA award for Best Club Media Story and the Western Australian Football Commission Umpiring Media Award in 2014. He was a finalist in three categories in the 2018 WA Media Awards and is not at all salty that he didn't win at least one. He's recently had a baby girl, Emilia, with his wife Roselyn and has lost all concept of time and sleep.

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