Environmental Sustainability Policy Committee
5 February 2019
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, 5 February 2019.
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: 2019/67
AUTHOR: David Waddell, Director Development Services
The Tidy Towns Community Committee met on 10 October 2018 and the recommendations from that meeting are presented to the Environmental Sustainability Policy Committee for adoption.
Link To Delivery/OPerational Plan
The recommendation in this report relates to the Delivery/Operational Plan strategy “8.2 Preserve - Develop and promote initiatives to reduce water, energy and waste in consultation with the community”.
Policy and Governance Implications
That Council resolves:
1 To acknowledge the reports presented to the Tidy Towns Community Committee at its meeting held on 10 October 2018.
2 To adopt Recommendation 2 from the minutes of the Tidy Towns Community Committee meeting of 10 October 2018 being:
2. To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting of the Tidy Towns Community Committee held on 28 June 2018 (copies of which were circulated to all members) are a true and accurate record of the proceedings of the Tidy Towns Community Committee meeting held on 28 June 2018.
3 To adopt the remainder of the minutes of the Tidy Towns Community Committee at its meeting held on 10 October 2018.
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 Minutes of the Meeting of the Tidy Towns Community Committee held on 10 October 2018
2 TTCC 10 October 2018 - Agenda, D19/4943⇩
ORANGE CITY COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE
Tidy Towns Community Committee
HELD IN Councillors Workroom, Civic Centre, Byng Street, Orange
ON 10 October 2018
COMMENCING AT 12.00pm
Cr J McRae, Ms A Banks (OAM), Mr C Gryllis, Mr F Maw, Mr R Gander, Mr T Rodd, Mr T Smith, Ms W Fisher, Ms K Willoughby, Natural Resources Coordinator
That the apology be accepted from Cr K Duffy (Chairperson) for the Tidy Towns Community Committee meeting on 10 October 2018.
*In the absence of the Chairperson, Cr J McRae chaired the meeting.*
That the Minutes of the Meeting of the Tidy Towns Community Committee held on 28 June 2018 (copies of which were circulated to all members) be and are hereby confirmed as a true and accurate record of the proceedings of the Tidy Towns Community Committee meeting held on 28 June 2018.
TRIM Reference: 2018/2461
· Chris Gryllis, Roger Smith and KNSWB have been doing a lot of work behind the scenes.
· Cadia Mine have agreed to have a tour of the mine.
· Chris Gryllis has secured wine from Angullong for the weekend event.
· The Committee is still looking at music for the weekend. Kate is to check with the schools and conservatorium.
· Tidy Towns members are to go to Prestige Clothing to have shirts fitted and ordered.
· Tidy Towns members will be needed to fill bags for visitors on Friday afternoon from 3pm.
· Fred Maw is to organise RSAs to serve alcohol on the Friday night.
· Orange City Council is to purchase honey from the Beekeepers Inn to insert into giveaway bags.
· Chris Gryllis will provide Salvias as giveaways in memory of John Fisher, former Rotarian, who unexpectedly passed away recently.
· Chris Gryllis would like the Tidy Towns plaques formerly around the old Visitors Information Centre to be placed on the wall opposite the coffee shop. This matter is to be investigated.
TRIM Reference: 2018/2462
Several ideas were mentioned:
· Fitness runs – runners could pick up as they run. Kate held a similar event with reasonable success.
· Partnerships with Centrelink (dole), correction inmates and Landcare.
· Thoughts of a campaign for community members to pick up three items of rubbish per day.
· Roger to write to schools informing them of the Awards Weekend on 9‑11 November, and to ask to them to make sure that their schools are litter free.
· Clean Up Australia Day isn’t “sexy”. Possibly needs a revamp.
· Biggest issue with roadside litter is the WHS element and cost.
TRIM Reference: 2018/2463
· The Committee will need new projects to focus on from next year. One idea was the Foodcare program.
· The Committee needs to promote the theme of Tidy Towns now that the “Blue Stars” idea is finished.
· The question was asked: “does the Council support the Tidy Towns Committee?”. The Committee’s profile needs to be raised and the importance of Tidy Towns reinforced to the Council.
· The Committee needs to be more active.
· Businesses/individuals need to be recognised for what they do in the community.
· Tony Rodd wants the owners of the newly renovated Carrington Hotel presented with an award.
· Can the community be encouraged to nominate a street, individual or group for an award. Possibly done through Council’s Facebook page.
· A briefing is to be held on 7 November 2018 to go through the weekend itinerary.