Official Information Request - 10 May 2020


Sent: Friday, 15 May 2020 2:10 pm
Subject: LGOIMA request – Mayor's car

I refer to your email of 10 May 2020 requesting information regarding the Mayor's vehicle, and respond below as per your email:​

  1. Does RLC provide the Mayor with a vehicle? 

  2. If so, is the vehicle provided for full private use, partial private use or restricted private use?
    Full private use (assessed by the Remuneration Authority at 20%).
    As at 3 March 2020 Her Worship the Mayor's salary of $152,000 includes $5,297 car value deduction as per Remuneration Authority guidelines.
  3. If a vehicle is provided, what make and model is it, what year of first registration and what was the purchase cost including GST and on-road costs)?
    Lexus NX300H 2.5PH/4WD/CVT first registered 25 February 2020
    The purchase price of Council vehicles is commercially sensitive as they are purchased through an All of Government contract.  The purchase cost of the Mayor's vehicle is withheld under clause 7(2)(i) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 'enable any local authority holding the information to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations)'.
    Council can confirm however the purchase price is within the band of $60k-$65k including GST. This is below the remuneration authority cap of $65k including GST for a Hybrid vehicle.

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