The ATA Charter was adopted by Council on 23 March 2009, and was reviewed and re-adopted by Council on 22 March 2010. The policy applies to the Mayor and Councillors elected in November 2008. It is a dynamic policy that is to be reviewed annually following the appointment of each Mayor.
Under the Charter, Greater Dandenong will maintain this web page, which highlights the attendance of Mayor and Councillors at council meetings and briefing meetings, and a table of the Mayor and Councillors' expenses.
The Mayor and Councillors' attendance at council meetings and briefing meetings is updated fortnightly. The Mayor and Councillors' expenses are updated monthly, outlining expenditure recorded to date for the previous month and updates to any expenditure for previous months processed after the last update.
The expenses include mobile phones, conferences, training, airfares, taxi/fares, accommodation and meals, childcare, vehicle/mileage, stationery, equipment and any other expenses claimed.
The ATA Charter contains a range of other requirements which are set out in the ATA document (download via link below).