Sunshine Coast Council CEO Michael Whittaker and Mayor Mark Jamieson.
Sunshine Coast Council CEO Michael Whittaker and Mayor Mark Jamieson. Che Chapman

REVEALED: How much Mayor and senior staff get paid

SUNSHINE Coast Council's financial position and the salaries of Mayor Mark Jamieson, councillors and senior management have been revealed in its 2016-2017 Annual Report.

Cr Jamieson's salary over the past financial year was $214,458, while Deputy Mayor Tim Dwyer's was $148,588.

The remaining councillor were on an annual salary of $130,207.

Six senior executives, according to the annual report, received salaries of between $200,000 - $300,00, one received $100,000-$200,000 and another $400,000-$500,000.

The region's most expensive councillor was Cr Rick Baberowski who claimed $8669 in expenses, followed by Cr Jenny McKay ($5496) and Cr John Connolly ($5351).

Cr Jamieson only claimed $1320 in expenses, Cr Christian Dickson $1169 and Steven Robinson $751.

The annual report explained that those expenses were needed in the day-to-day "undertaking of council business".

Each councillor also received a work car, phone, office, business and communication tools and their own administrative officer.

The annual financial statements revealed that the Sunshine Coast Council spent $6.951m on consultants in 2017, up from $5.031m in 2016.

The biggest expense was contract services with parks and gardens costing $14.154m ($12.723m in 2016), waste collection $27.545m ($27.581 in 2016), $9.06m for environment operations ($8.625m in 2016), $6.494m for property management ($10.014m in 2016) and $36.648m for other contract services ($23.944m in 2016).

Council made $4.595m from rates and utility charges, down $50,000 on the previous.

Its largest revenue stream in 2017 was holiday parks, with $15.951m generated from these facilities.

That is followed by development services ($10.4m) and airline service charges ($9.779m).

One of the largest increases in revenue came from fines and penalties, with $3.461m generated in 2017 compared with $2.466m in 2016.



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