Councillors

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Upcoming Events

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Startup Coffs Coast

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JM Donellan @ the Library

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Sandie Docker @ the Library

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21-22
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Councillors

​​​​​​​​​​​​Eight Councillors, and the Mayor, govern the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area. They abide by a series of council policies.

  
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​Local Government Act 1993, Chapter 3 (8)


(1) A council has the following charter:

  • to provide directly or on behalf of other levels of government, after due consultation, adequate, equitable and appropriate services and facilities for the community and to ensure that those services and facilities are managed efficiently and effectively  to exercise community leadership 
  • to exercise its functions in a manner that is consistent with and actively promotes the principles of multiculturalism
  • to promote and to provide and plan for the needs of children
  • to properly manage, develop, protect, restore, enhance and conserve the environment of the area for which it is responsible, in a manner that is consistent with and promotes the principles of ecologically sustainable development
  • to have regard to the long term and cumulative effects of its decisions
  • to bear in mind that it is the custodian and trustee of public assets and to effectively plan for, account for and manage the assets for which it is responsible
  • to engage in long-term strategic planning on behalf of the local community
  • to facilitate the involvement of councillors, members of the public, users of facilities and services and council staff in the development, improvement and co-ordination of local government
  • to raise funds for local purposes by the fair imposition of rates, charges and fees, by income earned from investments and, when appropriate, by borrowings and grants
  • to keep the local community and the State government (and through it, the wider community) informed about its activities
  • to ensure that, in the exercise of its regulatory functions, it acts consistently and without bias, particularly where an activity of the council is affected
  • to be a responsible employer. 


(2) A council, in the exercise of its functions, must pursue its charter but nothing in the charter or this section gives rise to, or can be taken into account in, any civil cause of action.      ​

The council attendance register shows the attendance of Councillors at required events such as council meetings, committee meetings, briefings and training sessions.

Current Councillors are:

  
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Cr Denise Knight

Cr Denise Knight, Mayor

​Phone: 0407 486 470​

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Cr Swan

​Cr Tegan Swan

Phone: 0428 932 609​

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Cr Rhoades

Cr Keith Rhoades AFSM

​Phone: 0408 256 405​

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Cr Arkan

Cr John Arkan

​​Phone: 0418 465 930​

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Cr Townley

​Cr Sally Townley

Phone: 0419 821 223​

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Cr Strom

Cr Jan Strom

​Phone: 0429 224 234​

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Cr Adendorff

Cr Michael Adendorff

​Phone: 0428 723 769​

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Cr Cecato

Cr George Cecato

​Phone: 0428 943 296​

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Cr Amos

Cr Paul Amos​

Phone: 0428 747 891​

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