Sport and Recreation Policy Committee




6 April 2021



Notice is hereby given, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993 that a Sport and Recreation Policy Committee meeting of ORANGE CITY COUNCIL will be held in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Byng Street, Orange on  Tuesday, 6 April 2021.



David Waddell

Chief Executive Officer


For apologies please contact Administration on 6393 8218.



Sport and Recreation Policy Committee                                                     6 April 2021



1                Introduction.. 3

1.1            Declaration of pecuniary interests, significant non-pecuniary interests and less than significant non-pecuniary interests. 3

2                General Reports. 5

2.1            Remote Rescue Tubes. 5


Sport and Recreation Policy Committee                                                     6 April 2021

1       Introduction

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 Sport and Recreation Policy Committee at this meeting.


Sport and Recreation Policy Committee                                                     6 April 2021

2       General Reports

2.1     Remote Rescue Tubes

RECORD NUMBER:       2021/562

AUTHOR:                       Scott Maunder, Director Community, Recreation and Cultural Services    




This report provides information to Council on remote rescue devices that have been installed at both Gosling Creek and Lake Canobolas.

Link To Delivery/OPerational Plan

The recommendation in this report relates to the Delivery/Operational Plan strategy “2.1 Live - Identify and deliver sport and recreation facilities to service the community into the future”.

Financial Implications


Policy and Governance Implications




That Council note the report on Remote Rescue Tubes.


further considerations

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.


Following the successful implementation of remote rescue tubes through a joint venture between Coffs Harbour City Council’s Lifeguard Service and Sawtell Surf Lifesaving Club, Council was approached by Chris Brayley of Bush Nippers to see if a similar project could be implemented in Orange.


Following those initial discussions and further investigation and a donation of the rescue tubes themselves from Bush Nippers a remote rescue tube has been set up at both Lake Canobolas and Gosling Creek.

Rescue tubes are specially designed flotation devices, normally used by lifeguards or lifesavers to assist in water rescues that can help support the victim’s and rescuer’s weight to make a rescue easier.

The remote rescue tubes can be used by the public in an emergency situation.

They show a simple step-by-step procedure for how to use the equipment and provide information to call 000 if there is a life threatening emergency. (see below)


This is designed as a preventative measure to help reduce the risk of using our inland waterways.


An automated external defibrillator (AED) is also in place at Lake Canobolas.