City chief passes review

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
City of Bunbury chief executive officer Mal Osborne.
Camera IconCity of Bunbury chief executive officer Mal Osborne. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

Bunbury’s chief executive has received his 2019 key performance indicators on the back of a 1.5 per cent pay rise.

Bunbury City Council last week accepted chief executive Mal Osborne’s 2018 performance review report and his “satisfactory performance” for the year and supported increasing his salary to $246,137 a year.

He will also get an extra $1000 on top of his vehicle allowance.

The council discussed the matter behind closed doors for more than 15 minutes with public records showing only two councillors – Cr Monique Warnock and Brendan Kelly – voted against accepting Mr Osborne’s 2018 performance.

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Mayor Gary Brennan said the increase was “very disciplined” and the council was “absolutely” satisfied with his performance in the top job.

“It’s in keeping with the West Australian market at the moment ... 1.5 per cent is a very responsible increase to the CEO’s remuneration,” Mr Brennan said.

He said Mr Osborne’s 2019 KPIs were “progressive and achievable”.

“It’s a great responsibility from him as the main leader for the organisation and staff,” he said.

“The pleasing thing about our relationship with the CEO and the City of Bunbury council is we’re very, very much on the same page.

“That’s one of the great strengths of the City of Bunbury.”

Mr Osborne’s 2019 indicators include delivering the annual corporate business plan, enhancing communication and engagement with the community and key stakeholders and developing a Bunbury promotional strategy.

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