Council travel expenses 2008

Details of Brisbane City Council representatives’ travel expenses are available to the public.

Representative and travel date Occasion and travel details Expenses

Chief Internal Auditor, Office of the Lord Mayor and the Chief Executive Officer

1 - 5 December 2008

Orlando, Florida, United States

Institute of Internal Auditors Professional Issues Committee Meeting

Total cost: $2,893.81

Airfares: $2,511.04
Personal allowance: $300
Taxi fares: $82.77

 

Cec Deleaforce

Brisbane CityWorks

14 - 28 November 2008

Germany

Invitation to in house training workshop for Micro Tunnelling systems

Total cost: $7,232

Airfares: $3,648.91
Accommodation: $830.96
Advance: $400
Meals: $483.64
Personal allowance: $700
Taxi fares: $158.73
Other (miscellaneous): $1,009.76

Paul McCann

Brisbane CityWorks

14 - 28 November 2008

Germany

Invitation to in house training workshop for Micro Tunnelling systems

 

Total cost: $6,627.87

Airfares: $3,648.91
Accommodation: $840.94
Advance: $400
Meals: $140.16
Personal allowance: $700
Taxi fares: $144.50
Other (miscellaneous): $753.36

Lord Mayor Campbell Newman

Mr Ben Myers

Ms Jenny Wong

29 October - 1 November 2008

2008 Lord Mayoral Business Mission to Auckland, New Zealand

The Lord Mayor's first official visit to Auckland provided the opportunity to showcase Brisbane's companies with existing strong business ties and activities in Auckland.  It also provided an opening to explore new networks and business opportunities and promote Brisbane.

The mission also enhanced Brisbane's export market opportunities as outlined in the Brisbane Economic Development Plan 2006 - 2011. 

 

Other travel expenses

Taxi fares: $193.30

Lord Mayor

Airfares:  $2,129.40
Accommodation and meals: $994.85
Personal allowance: $100
Car hire: $50
Travel doctor: $5.65
Other: $4.05

Ben Myers

Airfares: $2,129.40
Accommodation and meals: $902.57
Personal allowance: $100
Travel doctor: $164.31

Jenny Wong

Airfares: $2,066.81
Accommodation and meals: $1,058.58
Personal allowance: $200
Travel doctor: $207.35
Other:  $6.85

Travis Carr

Brisbane Water Retail

17 - 29 October 2008

London, United Kingdom

HiAffinity (computer system that is used by Water Retail to generate bills) strategic workshop

Total cost: $13,439.87

Airfares: $8,730.72
Accommodation: $3,467.07
Meals: $455.21
Personal allowance: $350
Taxi and train fares: $331.15
Other: $105.72

Jude Munro

Office of the Lord Mayor and the Chief Executive Officer

Cr Amanda Cooper

City Planning And Sustainability Division

6 - 12 October 2008

Daejeon, South Korea

2008 World Technopolis Association (WTA) 6th General Assembly

Jude Munro

Total cost: $4,103.62

(WTA reimbursed BCC some travel costs as Jude Munro was a guest speaker)

Airfares: $3,358.56
Accommodation: $314.88
Meals: $32
Personal allowance: $250
Taxi fares: $134.18
Other: $14 (Bus fare)

Amanda Cooper

Total cost: $5,663.70

Airfares: $4,715.61
Accommodation and meals: $353.99
Advance: $45.50
Personal allowance: $300
Other: $248.60

Barry Hancock

Corporate Services

3 September - 23 October 2008

Incheon Metropolitan City, South Korea

2009 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS)

A secondment to assist in planning and preparations for the 2009 APCS as well as prepare and implement Councillor Amanda Cooper and CEO Jude Munro's visit to Daejeon were they attended the World Technopolis Association 6th General Assembly on behalf of Brisbane.

Total cost: $16,923.61

Airfares: $4,711.61
Accommodation and meals: $7,881.79
Personal allowance: $2,500
Advance: $1,830

Ian Maynard

Corporate Services

Margaret Allison

Families and Community Services

Andrew Chesterman

Corporate Strategy and Marketing Office

27 - 29 August 2008

Auckland, New Zealand  

Major Cities Knowledge Exchange Network between Brisbane, Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney

Ian Maynard

Total cost: $1,214.44

Airfares: $747.70
Accommodation: $227
Meals: $81.37
Personal allowance: $100
Taxi fares: $58.37

Margaret Allison

Total cost: $1,278.27

Airfares: $747.70
Accommodation: $227.82
Advance: $108.67
Meals: $37.55
Personal allowance: $100
Taxi fares: $56.53

Andrew Chesterman

Total cost: $1,299.47

Airfares: $679.32
Accommodation: $221.31
Meals: $159.47
Personal allowance: $150
Taxi fares: $89.37

Tony Miles
Greg Sullivan

Families and Community Services

4 - 8 August 2008

Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand

Meeting to develop a tender for the Infringement Notification Management Process

Tony Miles

Total cost: $2,074.43

Airfares: $878.44
Accommodation: $725.99
Meals: $193
Personal allowance: $200
Other: $77

Greg Sullivan

Total cost: $2,157.23

Airfares: $878.44
Accommodation: $725.99
Meals: $217.89
Personal allowance: $200
Taxi fares: $59.10
Other: $75.81

Lord Mayor Campbell Newman
Cr Jane Prentice
Judy Liu
Patty Hsiao
Bob Hunt

Office of the Lord Mayor and the Chief Executive Officer

20 - 31 July 2008

China, Japan and Korea

2008 Lord Mayoral Business Mission

Lord Mayor

Total cost: $13,394.42

Airfares: $10,782.15
Accommodation and meals: $1,550.93
Personal allowance: $600
Travel doctor: $168.84
Council allowance: $292.50 (inc misc costs, train and taxi fares)

Cr Jane Prentice

Total cost: $13,575.71 

Airfares: $10,782.15
Accommodation and meals: $1,840
Personal allowance: $600
Travel doctor: $148.30
Council allowance: $205.26 (inc misc costs, train and taxi fares)  

Judy Liu

Total cost: $9,117.97

Airfares: $7,304.49
Accommodation and meals: $1,070.31
Personal allowance: $350
Travel doctor: $376.90
Council allowance: $16.27 (inc misc costs, train and taxi fares)

Patty Hsiao

Total cost: $10,410.69

Airfares: $7,364.49
Accommodation and meals: $1,764.94
Personal allowance: $500
Travel doctor: $365.86
Council allowance: $415.40 (inc misc costs, train and taxi fares)

Bob Hunt

Total cost: $9,384.85

Airfares: $5,473.65
Accommodation and meals: $2,689.50
Personal allowance: $450
Travel doctor: $409.44
Council allowance: $362.26 (inc misc costs, train and taxi fares)

Other travel expenses

Interpreters: $293.69
Room hire/conference fees: $1,755.30
Courier services: $581.76
Other interpreter fees: $150
Phone rentals: $626.19
Travel kit upgrades: $259.49

Chief Internal Auditor

Office of the Lord Mayor and the Chief Executive Officer

4 - 13 July 2008

San Francisco, USA

Institute of Internal Auditors 2008 (IIA) International Conference and meeting of the Professional Issues Committee

Total cost: $7,056.19

Airfares: $3,242.91
Accommodation: $991.57
Conference fees: $1,969.68
Meals: $258.09
Personal allowance: $400
Taxi fares: $152.83
Telephone calls: $41.11

Dianne East

Corporate Services Division

23 - 27 June 2008

London

Global Workforce Planning Summit

Presentation of case study on Brisbane City Council's workforce planning experience

 

Personal allowance: $350

All other expenses, including airfares, accommodation, meals and transfers were covered by the conference organisers

 

Meg Northcott
Alton Twine

Brisbane Infrastructure

28 May - 19 June 2008 

 

United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Holland, Italy

Transport Public 2008 Expo. Meetings with First Group, York City Council, Transport for London, Copenhagen City Council, Deutche Bahn, Munich City Council, JC Decaux, City of Paris Council, Barcelona Municipal Services, Bicincitta, Citybyke UK, Parma City Council, Brescia City

Meg Northcott

Total cost: $19,989

Airfares: $12,807
Accommodation: $3,752
Conference fees: $48
Meals: $1,553
Personal allowance: $1,150
Taxi fares: $445
Other (transport, internet): $234

Alton Twine

Total cost: $21,627

Airfares: $12,807
Accommodation: $3,752
Conference fees: $48
Meals: $1,553
Personal allowance: $1,150
Taxi fares: $226.62
Car hire: $1,447
Other (travel): $644.30

Margaret Jacobson

City Policy and Strategy

18 - 23 May 2008

New Zealand

Parks Forum Board Meeting and Parks Forum ‘A World Without Parks’ Conference 

Total cost: $2,764.10

Conference fees: $995
Airfares: $715.84
Accommodation: $636
Meals: $14.95
Personal allowance: $250
Taxi fares: $92
Departure tax: $21
Currency conversion: $14
Shuttle bus: $25.31

Tony Welsh

Office of the Chief Information Officer

11 - 17 May 2008

Tokyo

Fujistsu Forum 2008

Leading edge technology products and solutions

Total cost: $300

Personal allowance: $300
Taxi fares: $195
All travel expenses other than personal allowance and taxi fares paid by Fujitsu

Rosemary Mitchell Jones

Operations Manager, City Hall

4 May - 9 May 2008

 

Auckland, New Zealand

2008 Asia Pacific Venue Industry Congress

Congress focus was on risk management in venues, venues disaster management and venue redevelopment.

 

Total AUD: $3218.77
Total NZ: $151.80

Airfares: $698.77 (AUD)
Accommodation: $500 (AUD)
Conference fees: $1,770 (AUD)
Meals: $59.50 (NZ)
Personal allowance: $250 (AUD)
Taxi fares: $88.70 (NZ)
Other: $3.60 (NZ)

Brian Bothwell

Network Planning Manager

Brisbane Transport

24 - 25 April

Madrid, Spain

Attended International Congress on bus rapid transit and presented a paper on Brisbane City Council's high frequency busway services.

Total cost: Nil cost to Council

Margaret Allison

Divisional Manager

24 April - 5 May 2008

Boston, USA

Women’s Leadership Forum

 

Total cost in US Dollars: $9970.11
Total cost in AUD: $11,628.01

Airfares: $10,771.07 (AUD)
Accommodation: $825 (US Dollars)
Conference fees: $8,750 (US Dollars)
Advance: $406.94 (US Dollars)
Meals: $169.52 (US Dollars)
Personal Allowance: $450 (AUD)
Taxi fares: $87.50 (US Dollars)
Other (travel): $138.09 (US Dollars)

Matthew Dellaway

Maintenance Strategist, Brisbane Water

6 - 11 April 2008

New Zealand and Melbourne

Visit Watercare Pty Ltd and South East Water

Total: $2,186.74

Airfares: $987.79
Accommodation: $740.83
Meals: $129.90
Personal Allowance: $190
Taxi fares: $62.28
Telephone calls: $31.68
Other: $44.26 

Michael Barton 

Principal Engineer, Brisbane Water

6 - 11 April 2008

New Zealand and Melbourne

Visit Watercare Pty Ltd and South East Water

Total: $2,097.77

Airfares: $932.79
Accommodation: $709.87
Meals: $144.42
Personal Allowance: $190
Taxi fares: $62.29
Other: $58.40 

Gerard Anderson

Senior Control Systems Engineer, Brisbane Water

6 - 8 April 2008

USA

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Security advanced training meeting

 

Total: $5,609.50

Airfares: $3,397.01
Accommodation: $972.09
Advance: $301.10
Meals: $240.30
Personal Allowance: $400
Taxi Fares: $45.65
Visas: $157
Telephone calls: $10.61
Other: $85.74

Brad Willis

Brisbane CityWorks

9 -23 March 2009

 

USA

Attended construction machinery expo. Conducted factory and site visitations.

Total cost: $16,534.14

Airfares: $11,298.21
Accommodation: $3,742.84
Advance: $655
Meals: $838.09

Graeme Martin

Brisbane CityWorks

9 -23 March 2009

USA

Attended construction machinery expo. Conducted factory and site visitations.

Total cost: $16,420.55

Airfares: $11,298.21
Accommodation: $3,742.84
Advance: $655
Meals: $416.21
Taxi: $308.29

Michael Hortz

Corporate Services

27 February - 2 March 2008

Taiwan

Taiwan Sewerage Construction Symposium 2008

Total cost: $200

Personal allowance:$200
Airfares and accommodation paid by Taiwan Construction and Planning Agency

Judy Liu
Peter Rule

Office of the Lord Mayor and the Chief Executive Officer

15 - 19 February 2008

Kaohsiung

Brisbane was invited by its Sister City of Kaohsiung to attend the 2008 Kaohsiung Lantern Festival.  The festival is one of the most significant traditional festivals held annually and attracting approximately five million visitors. Brisbane previously participated in the festival in 2004 and 2006.

Judy Liu

Total cost: $2,988.76

Airfares: $2,197
Accommodation: $432.98
Meals: nil (host country paid)
Personal allowance: $250
Travel Dr: $108.78

Peter Rule

Total cost; $2,631

Airfares: $2,315
Accommodation: nil (host country paid)
Meals: nil (host country paid)
Personal allowance: $250
Travel Dr: $66

 

21 October 2016