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Noosa councillor tight on spending ratepayers' money

COUNTING THE COST: Cr Tony Wellington.
COUNTING THE COST: Cr Tony Wellington. GEOFF POTTER

NOOSA'S newcomer to Sunshine Coast Council is to date its most frugal, as far as having an impact on the ratepayer purse.

Although councillor Tony Wellington, who represents Division 12, is paid the same base salary - which saw outgoing councillors like the man he defeated, Lew Brennan, pocket more than $100,000 - he has refused to accept supperannuation payments.

Cr Wellington was the only incoming councillor of the seven new faces on the council, including Mayor Mark Jamieson, not to take up this remuneration.

And the latest council annual report showed from May to June, Cr Wellington and Cr Peter Cox did not make any council expense claims.

Of the newcomers, former Maroochy councillor Greg Rogerson claimed $651, with Cr Jamieson allocated $397.

Cr Russell Green, of Noosa-based Division 11, claimed the most expenses of the surviving councillors, with a payout of $7531.

Cr Chris Thompson was next with $5447 in expenses and Cr Tim Dwyer was behind him on $4154.

Mr Brennan was paid $1726 in expenses until May, on top of a salary of about $102,000 plus a special de-amalgamation payment of $2314 and superannuation payment of $12,475 (in line with other councillors).

Noosa's Bob Abbot, who was the Coast's first regional mayor before he retired in April, received a final salary of $166,551.

Mr Abbot also received about $4000 in a de-amalgamation payment and $20,442 in super.

His expenses claim was $1713.

Cr Wellington was paid $13,451 from May 14 to June 30, the report detailed.

This was the same as all incoming councillors.

Topics:  sunshine coast regional council, tony wellington


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