Highlands News

Councillors to get pay rise


 It's an issue that attracts plenty of debate each year, and this week's Wingecarribee meeting was no exception.

The majority of Councillors voted in favour of accepting a pay increase as per a recommendation made by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Body.

The difference this time, is that the pay will increase by $4000 to $24,000 per annum.

That's because the shire has now been been given a regional classification by the State Government.

Councillor Graham McLaughlin argued better pay would attract more people to stand for council.