Employment and Economic Development Policy Committee
12 May 2020
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993 that an Employment and Economic Development Policy Committee meeting of ORANGE CITY COUNCIL will be held in the Via online video conferencing platform Zoom on Tuesday, 12 May 2020.
Chief Executive Officer
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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 Employment and Economic Development Policy Committee at this meeting.
RECORD NUMBER: 2020/680
AUTHOR: Samantha Freeman, Acting Director Corporate and Commercial Services
The Economic Development Community Committee met on 12 February 2020 and the minutes are attached for Council’s adoption.
Link To Delivery/OPerational Plan
The recommendation in this report relates to the Delivery/Operational Plan strategy “12.1 Prosper - Attract and grow strategic investment”.
Policy and Governance Implications
That That Council resolves to:
1 Acknowledge the presentations to the Economic Development Community Committee at its meeting held on 12 February 2020 and;
2 That the minutes of the Economic Development Community Committee of 12 February 2020 be adopted.
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 Economic Development Community Committee held on 12 February 2020
2 EDCC Agenda 12 February 2020, D20/7972⇩
ORANGE CITY COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE
Economic Development Community Committee
HELD IN Councillors Workroom, Civic Centre, Byng Street, Orange
ON 12 February 2020
COMMENCING AT 8.00am
Cr T Mileto (Chairperson), Cr R Kidd (Mayor), Mr Tim Hall, Mr Russell Tym, Mr Wayne Sunderland, Mr Michael Banks, Mr Tony Healey (8.01am), Mr Phil Gunn, Mrs Neina Campbell, Mr Darryl Curran, Dr David Mallard (8.05am), Mr Todd Bryant, Mr Jack Evans, Manager Corporate and Community Relations, Business Projects Officer
Sam Harma (RDA Central West), Suzi Welch (RDA Central West).
That the apologies be accepted from Cr M Previtera, Mr Greg Beileiter, Miss Gemma McDonald and Mr Craig Hort for the Economic Development Community Committee meeting on 12 February 2020.
That the Minutes of the Meeting of the Economic Development Community Committee held on 11 December 2019 (copies of which were circulated to all members) be and are hereby confirmed as a true and accurate record of the proceedings of the Economic Development Community Committee meeting held on 11 December 2019.
TRIM Reference: 2020/247
Sam Harma (CEO) and Suzi Welch (Grants and events officer)
RDA Central West is focussed on economic, social and regional development.
They have launched a new website that includes REMPLAN.
RDA has two ongoing projects – STEM and Farm to Organisation
The RDA will be holding a skilled visa information session on 17 March 2019
TRIM Reference: 2020/197
That the Committee acknowledge the report on an Update of Economic Indicators for Orange.
TRIM Reference: 2020/212
That the Economic Development Community Committee Action Plan be reviewed and updated.
A media release on the announcement of QANTASLink services was circulated at the meeting.
The Meeting Closed at 9.13AM.