24 May 2016

Pay rise recommended for Christchurch councillors

6:58 pm on 24 May 2016

Christchurch City Councillors are on track to receive a pay rise this year of 1.5 percent.

The recommendation from the independent Remuneration Authority, which also sets MPs' salaries, will be voted on at a full meeting of the council this week.

If it passes, councillors' pay will increase by $1400, to just over $100,000, and the mayor's salary will rise by just under $3000 to $187,000.

The increases come at the same time as a council proposal to increase rates by 5 percent this year.