City of Joondalup CEO Garry Hunt offered three more years

City of Joondalup chief executive Garry Hunt.
City of Joondalup chief executive Garry Hunt.

CITY of Joondalup chief executive Garry Hunt has been offered a three-year extension on his employment contract.

Joondalup councillors at the September 20 meeting went behind closed doors to receive a report on Mr Hunt’s annual performance review.

They unanimously voted to adopt the report, rating Mr Hunt’s annual performance as “meets expectations and to a high standard”.

But the vote to offer Mr Hunt a contract extension to December 20, 2019 under the same terms and conditions as the current contract was not unanimous.

Councillors Russell Poliwka and John Logan voting against it.

Crs Poliwka and Logan also voted against adopting Mr Hunt’s “total reward package for the 2016 annual remuneration review at the maximum of band one, as determined by the Salaries and Allowances Tribunal, being $375,774”.

A further report will be submitted to the council before entering into a new employment contract with Mr Hunt, in line with the Local Government Act.