Role of Councillors
The Mayor and Councillors are Ku-ring-gai’s popularly elected officials, representing local residents’ interests. Councillors:
- make decisions that guide Council’s activities
- provide local leadership
- represent the community’s interests by listening to and addressing their concerns
- attend Council meetings and other official functions
- build links between Council and the community
In addition to their duties as a Councillor, the mayor is required to chair Council meetings and attend civic and ceremonial events such as citizenship ceremonies.
Councillors are not paid a salary, but they receive an allowance for attending meetings and are reimbursed for some of their out of pocket expenses. The mayor receives an additional mayoral allowance. Amounts are set by the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal.