BALLARAT mayor John Burt could be paid $69,325 for his 2013 duties.
Under proposed allowances put out for public submission, the other eight councillors would receive $22,405 a year.
Cr Burt said the proposed allowances fell within a band set by the state government.
“Victorian councils are currently divided into three bands based on the population of a municipality and the annual income of the council,” Cr Burt said.
The proposed allowances are slightly up from last year’s $67,634 and $21,859 respective amounts but this is in line with automatic band adjustments made annually by Local Government Minister Jeanette Powell.
Band two, which includes Ballarat along with 30 other Victorian councils, including Moorabool, Colac Otway and Surf Coast shires, Mildura Rural City Council and Warrnambool City Council, was given a 2.5 per cent rise from October 27.
“The allowances proposed for this council group are similar to those for the previous councillor group and to previous mayors,” Cr Burt said.
“The allowances proposed are at the top of the range of allowances that could be paid to this council group and mayors.
“The community is invited to have its say on this matter via written submissions or in person at a council meeting.
“Council will consider the allowances and all public submissions at a future council meeting.”
In band two, councillor allowances range from $9317 to $22,405 while mayors can be paid up to $69,325.
Written submissions must be received by 5pm on Monday, March 4, via mail, email or in person at the The Phoenix Building.