Warrnambool mayor 'embarrassed' by size of 'significant' pay rise handed to councillors

Katrina Lovell
By Katrina Lovell
Updated March 15 2022 - 7:54am, first published 5:15am
Pay rise: An independent tribunal has handed mayors and deputy mayors a major pay rise, but Richard Ziegeler said he would knock his back. Deputy mayor Debbie Arnott says she is shocked by the amount.

Mayors and councillors have been handed "significant" pay rises but Warrnambool's mayor Richard Ziegeler says he is so "embarrassed" by how much it has gone up he is refusing to accept it.

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Katrina Lovell

Katrina Lovell

Journalist

Katrina Lovell is a senior journalist at The Standard who covers council news and human interest stories.