Travel time allowance


Councillors or community board members are entitled to claim an allowance for time travelled on council business, provided the journey is by the quickest form of transport reasonable in the circumstances and the travel time exceeds one hour.

The allowance is available each day for any business on behalf of the council or board or between the member’s residence and an office of the council or board.


As at 1st July 2017, the rate will be $37.50 per hour in respect of any qualifying travel that exceeds one hour on any day.

The applicability of this provision to mayors and chairs will be reviewed when the Authority has made a formal decision on the job size of mayors and chairs in the near future (i.e. probably 2018/19).