Lord Mayor Travel Expenses

Meeting: Finance and Governance Committee

Meeting date: 18 February 2020

Raised by: Alderman Behrakis

Question: What is the total number of official engagements or events (including interstate and overseas) that the Lord Mayor has attended since the last election for the year (November 2018 to October 2019) and what was the full cost?

As per the Council’s website:

  1. For the period November 2018 to October 2019, Lord Mayor Reynolds undertook the following travel:

    May 2019: Future Cities Summit, Sydney - $909.82;

    May 2019: LGAT Meeting, Launceston -$379.08;

    June 2019: CCCLM, Brisbane – No Cost to Council;

    July 2019: CCCLM Asia Pacific Summit, Brisbane - $801.31;

    September 2019: CCCLM, Canberra - $1,469.09;

    October 2019: CCCLM, Melbourne - $974.09;

    October 2019: CCCLM, Seoul – No Cost to Council.

  2. The cost of transport to and from those events (including airfares) for the current Lord Mayor and the mode (Uber, taxi, plane, personal transport orotherwise) was $2,102.00;

    The cost of transport (Uber/Taxi) claimed as an elected member as per the budget was $885.09;

    The cost of airfares for the period November 2018 to October 2019 was $2,365.45.

    The Lord Mayor claimed a total of $354.00 in fuel expenses.

  1. Do these figures represent the full cost as for example the May 2019 event in Sydney where the registration cost was over $800.00?

  2. Have these figures been audited as these figures do not show the cost of any local events except the LGAT meeting?

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