Finance Policy Committee




5 April 2022



Notice is hereby given, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993 that a Finance Policy Committee meeting of ORANGE CITY COUNCIL will be held in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Byng Street, Orange on  Tuesday, 5 April 2022.



David Waddell

Chief Executive Officer


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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            Future City Assistance Fund. 5


Finance Policy Committee                                                                    5 April 2022

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 Finance Policy Committee at this meeting.


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2       General Reports

2.1    Future City Assistance Fund

RECORD NUMBER:       2022/436

AUTHOR:                      Nick Redmond, Manager Corporate & Community Relations     




Council can approve financial assistance in accordance with the OC Future City (Resolution 20/294 of 1 September 2020).

Council has in place Future City Assistance Fund Guidelines to assess applications received under this Fund. This report is the assessment of an application received from Bobbies Clothing at 176 Summer Street. The business is seeking half of a $795 painting project.

Link To Delivery/OPerational Plan

The recommendation in this report relates to the Delivery/Operational Plan strategy “9.4 Preserve - Develop a vibrant civic and commercial precinct as a centre for the community”.

Financial Implications

There is a $123,312.86 balance available in the Future City Assistance Fund.

Process for applications

A Council resolution is required to allocate funds to any external entity, including as financial assistance.

Applications are considered against the criteria outlined in the Future City Assistance Fund. The Fund is designed to support retail activity, lift the amenity of the CBD and showcase the City's built form.

Council will provide technical guidance and financial assistance to property owners to reinstate and introduce awnings and verandahs along key public streets. The fund will also cover painting and upgrade works to commercial properties in the CBD. It is proposed that Council will provide seed funding for these works at sites in the CBD.

Policy and Governance Implications




That Council resolves:

1       To place on exhibition for 28 days its intention to provide financial assistance of $400 (ex-GST) from the Future City Assistance Fund to Bobbies Clothing 176 Summer Street.



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.




Bobbies Clothing

Purpose of the Request

Painting of Bobbies Clothing 176 Summer Street.

The work involves painting of the front and rear facades.

Amount Requested

$400 (ex GST)


In line with the policy. $400 (ex GST) recommended.


The works proposed are consistent with guidelines. The guidelines do suggest that the proponents source two quotes. One quote has been provided.

There has been some difficulty in securing quotations.






1          Bobbies Application, D22/17440



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Attachment 1      Bobbies Application

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