The council sets the chief executive’s remuneration through the governing body.
The process of reviewing and setting the chief executive’s pay is managed by the relevant committee . This committee considers a range of factors when considering appropriate remuneration for the chief executive, including the chief executive’s level of experience and performance, performance objectives and achievement of objectives. The governing body may also seek external advice and market comparisons to assist with their decisions, such as the latest State Services Commission annual review of public and state sector chief executives. The committee then makes a recommendation to the governing body, which has the final decision.
Information relating to the chief executive’s total remuneration (including the value of any non-financial benefits) must be included in the council’s Annual Plan .