The following sections provide further detail of Council’s Committees such their terms of reference, Councillor representation, committee members and meeting minutes.
Community Venue Management Committees
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.
Committees Established Under Legislation
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 Councillor appointed to the Audit and Risk Committee is Cr Michael Adendorff.
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 (alternate member Cr George Cecato).
Committees External to Council
The following is a list of committees that Council is involved in, but are managed by an agency other that Council.