City of Joondalup chief executive offered new employment contract on same salary

Garry Hunt.
Garry Hunt.

JOONDALUP chief executive Garry Hunt has been offered a new employment contract but his salary will remain the same.

Going behind closed doors at last month’s meeting, councillors voted 11-1 to renew Mr Hunt’s contract until July 31, 2020 under the same terms and conditions as the current contract.

If Mr Hunt accepts the offer, a further report will be submitted to the council to consider entering into the new contract, in line with the Local Government Act.

As part of the agenda item, councillors also received an annual performance review on Mr Hunt and endorsed the overall rating of “performing at an extremely high level”.

Cr Russell Poliwka voted against the motion.

Councillors then remained in the confidential session to consider Mr Hunt’s annual salary review.

They acknowledged that the “Salaries and Allowances Tribunal has determined it will not increase the maximum salary levels in the various bands for chief executives” and “taking cognisance of the economic climate” adopted Mr Hunt’s total reward package for the 2018 annual salary review remaining at $375,774.

Councillors unanimously supported this motion.