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5. Remuneration of councillors

This section outlines the process to determine remuneration and expenses for elected and appointed councillors of Environment Canterbury (ECan).


To align elected and appointed councillors as closely as possible, all councillors will be equally entitled to the same levels of remuneration regardless of whether they are elected or appointed councillors. As with other regional councils, different rates of remuneration would apply depending on specific roles and responsibilities (ie. the chairs and deputy chairs of the governing body and committees).

Remuneration of governing body

  • The remuneration and expenses of all councillors will be based on a determination by the Remuneration Authority.
  • Remuneration and expenses of all councillors will be met by ECan.