MINUTES OF THE
Employment and Economic Development Policy Committee
HELD Via Online Conferencing Platform Zoom
ON 7 July 2020
COMMENCING AT 7.56pm
Cr T Mileto (Chairperson), Cr R Kidd (Mayor), Cr S Romano (Deputy Mayor), Cr K Duffy, Cr J Hamling, Cr J McRae, Cr S Munro, Cr S Nugent, Cr M Previtera, Cr G Taylor, Cr R Turner, Cr J Whitton
Chief Executive Officer, Acting Director Corporate and Commercial Services (Redmond), Director Development Services, Acting Director Community, Recreation and Cultural Services (Richards), Director Technical Services, Acting Manager Corporate Governance (Constantine), Manager Financial Services, Executive Support Manager, Administration Officer Governance.
APOLOGIES AND LEAVE OF ABSENCE
1.1 DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTERESTS, SIGNIFICANT NON-PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND LESS THAN SIGNIFICANT NON-PECUNIARY INTERESTS
2 Committee Minutes
TRIM Reference: 2020/1035
RESOLVED - 20/194 Cr S Nugent/Cr K Duffy
1 That Council acknowledge the reports presented to the Economic Development Community Committee at its meeting held on 10 June 2020.
2 That the minutes of the Economic Development Community Committee be adopted with the inclusion of Amanda Spalding as being in attendance at the meeting.
For: Cr Kidd, Cr Duffy, Cr Hamling, Cr McRae, Cr Mileto, Cr Munro, Cr Nugent, Cr Previtera, Cr Romano, Cr Taylor, Cr Turner, Cr Whitton
Cr Duffy asked for detail around empty shops in the CBD.
The Acting Director Corporate and Commercial Services advised that an audit had been undertaken and of the 530 business premises in the CBD 79 were currently vacant.
Cr Duffy asked if comments from CBD businesses would be considered in relation to a rezoning in South Orange and what impact it might have on the CBD.
The Director of Development Services advised that the exhibition period had ended but a briefing session would be provided to Councillors ahead of the matter being formally considered by Council.
The Meeting Closed at 8.10pm.