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An extaordinary meeting of Council will be held on Wednesday 29 January 2020...
Council is calling for interested parties to register their interest in obtaining raw water or recycled water for agricultural/irrigation purposes...
Council is hosting a bushfire recovery meeting on Tuesday, 28 January at 5:30pm in Nana Glen Community Hall...
The first sod has been turned to mark the start of construction of the Coffs Harbour Airport Enterprise Park today after the Coalition Government delivered $10 million for the project...
The winners of this year's Australia Day Awards will be revealed on Sunday, 26 Jan at the Botanic Garden at 9am. Meet the Nominees…
Plea to public to avoid disturbing turtle nests and rare birds on local beaches by keeping dogs and vehicles away...
Section 355 of the Local Government Act 1993 makes provision for some council functions to be exercised by a committee of Council. Council has established a number of Council Committees with many involving community members.
Using community members on Council Committees reflects Council's commitment to actively engage and utilise the expertise within its community. Council Committees enable a sense of community ownership, community involvement, development and overall community well-being all meeting Council’s objective of a connected community. The advice and management provided by the various committees is invaluable as a consultative and information mechanism.
Council acknowledges and appreciates the important voluntary contribution of committee members for providing advice and effective operation of Council community facilities (e.g. sports grounds and community halls and the advice on various community issues and facilities).
The committees are limited to their role determined by Council’s Terms of Reference and powers which are regulated under Section 377 of the Local Government Act. As such, Council is responsible for everything a committee does while it is acting within its terms of Reference and powers.
Anyone can apply to become a member of a Council Committee if vacancies are available. If you wish to apply for a vacant position, fill in the Committee Membership Application Form.
More information on Council Committees is provided in Council's Guidebook for Section 355 Committees.
All Council Committee members are required to complete the following online volunteer and Council Committee Code of Conduct induction.
Further training and induction is provided by Council once you commence in the role.
The following sections provide further detail of Council’s Committees such their terms of reference, Councillor representation, committee members and meeting minutes.
Terms of Reference - Disability Inclusion and Access Advisory Committee
Terms of Reference - Agricultural Advisory Committee
Terms of Reference - Australia Day Committee
Terms of Reference - City Centre Master Plan Committee
Terms of Reference - Coastal Estuary Management Advisory Committee
Terms of Reference - Cultural Reference Group
Terms of Reference - Destination Coffs Coast Committee
Councillor Tegan Swan (Coffs Harbour City Council)
Terms of Reference - Floodplain Risk Management Committee
Terms of Reference - Heritage Executive Committee
Terms of Reference - Koala Advisory Committee
Terms of Reference - Library and Gallery Planning Advisory Group
Terms of Reference - Multicultural Advisory Committee
Terms of Reference - Yandaarra Advisory Committee
Terms of Reference - Sportz Central Advisory Committee
Terms of Reference - North Coast Regional Botanic Garden Advisory Committee
Council appoints Community Venue Management Committees to undertake the care, control and management of various community facilities throughout the local government area. The following is a list of established Section 355 committees.
Terms of Reference - Community Venue Management Committees
The following are a list of Committees that are required by legeslation that Council either manages or is a member of.
The Local Government Amendment (Governance and Planning) Act 2016 (s 428A) requires that Councils’ appoint an Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee. However, they are not required until 6 months after the next ordinary election of councillors. Despite this, Coffs Harbour City Council has decided to establish the committee, due to the benefits it provides to Council’s Governance arrangements.The Councillors appointed to the Audit and Risk Committee are Cr Townley and Cr Addendorf.
The Coffs Harbour Airport is required to establish an Airport Emergency Committee (Civil Aviation Safety Authority Manual of Standards Part 139) and an Airport Security Committee (Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 (Cth) reg 2.11(2)). Due to the common membership of both committees the Coffs Harbour Regional Airport has established a joint emergency and security committee.
Councillor appointed to the Coffs Harbour Airport Emergency and Security Committee is the Mayor (or their delegate).
The Local Traffic Committee advises Coffs Harbour City Council on traffic and parking control matters for which Council has been delegated authority from NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS delegation). For more information refer to Councils local Traffic Committee web page.
Councillor appointed to the Local Traffic Committee is Cr George Cecato.
This committee is established under Section 28 of the State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989. The Coffs Harbour/Bellingen Local Emergency Management Committee is responsible for the preparation and review of plans in relation to the prevention of, preparation for, response to and recovery from emergencies in the Coffs Harbour/Bellingen local government areas.
The Mayor has been appointed to the LEMC as an observer.
Planning Panels operate across New South Wales to provide independent, merit-based decision making on regionally significant development. The Northern Reginal Planning Planning Panel is established under Schedule 2, Part 3, Clause 10 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The Panels may also have a role in planning proposals, to undertake rezoning reviews or to act as the Planning Proposal Authority (PPA) when directed.
Councillors appointed to the Northern Regional Planning Panel are the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, or alternate member Cr George Cecato.
The following is a list of committees that Council is involved in, but are managed by an agency other that Council.
Councillor appointed to the committee is the Mayor, who has delegated Cr Rhoades as the delegate.
Councillors appointed to the committee are Cr George Cecato and Cr Tegan Swan.
MoU between Coffs Harbour City Council and Director General of the Department of Environment and Conservation for the Joint Management of the Coffs Coast Regional Park
Councillor appointed to the committee is Cr Sally Townley.
Councillor appointed to the committee is Cr John Arkan.
Councillor appointed to the committee is Cr Paul Amos.
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