Environmental Sustainability Policy Committee
4 December 2018
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993 that a Environmental Sustainability Policy Committee meeting of ORANGE CITY COUNCIL will be held in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Byng Street, Orange on Tuesday, 4 December 2018.
For apologies please contact Administration on 6393 8218.
1.1 Declaration of pecuniary interests, significant non-pecuniary interests and less than significant non-pecuniary interests
The provisions of Chapter 14 of the Local Government Act, 1993 (the Act) regulate the way in which Councillors and designated staff of Council conduct themselves to ensure that there is no conflict between their private interests and their public role.
The Act prescribes that where a member of Council (or a Committee of Council) has a direct or indirect financial (pecuniary) interest in a matter to be considered at a meeting of the Council (or Committee), that interest must be disclosed as soon as practicable after the start of the meeting and the reasons given for declaring such interest.
As members are aware, the provisions of the Local Government Act restrict any member who has declared a pecuniary interest in any matter from participating in the discussion or voting on that matter, and requires that member to vacate the Chamber.
Council’s Code of Conduct provides that if members have a non-pecuniary conflict of interest, the nature of the conflict must be disclosed. The Code of Conduct also provides for a number of ways in which a member may manage non pecuniary conflicts of interest.
It is recommended that Committee Members now disclose any conflicts of interest in matters under consideration by the Environmental Sustainability Policy Committee at this meeting.
RECORD NUMBER: 2018/2921
AUTHOR: David Waddell, Director Development Services
Every year Orange City Council takes part in the Regional State of the Environment Reporting process.
The 2017-18 report, together with Orange’s snapshot report, are attached for Council and the community’s information.
Link To Delivery/OPerational Plan
The recommendation in this report relates to the Delivery/Operational Plan strategy “11.1 Prosper - Capitalise on the character and lifestyle of Orange to remain a destination of choice”.
Policy and Governance Implications
That the information in the report by the Director Development Services on the Regional State of the Environment Report be acknowledged.
Consideration has been given to the recommendation’s impact on Council’s service delivery; image and reputation; political; environmental; health and safety; employees; stakeholders and project management; and no further implications or risks have been identified.
1 Snapshot Report - State of the Environment 2017/2018 - Orange, IC18/22487⇩
2 State of the Environment Report 2017/2018 - Greater Central West Region of NSW, IC18/22488⇩
2.1 Regional State of the Environment Report
Attachment 1 Snapshot Report - State of the Environment 2017/2018 - Orange