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PRESENT

 

Members:

 

Councillor Peter Besseling (Mayor)

Malcolm Merrick (Tacking Point Lions Club)

Ross Adams (Tacking Point Lions Club)

Andy Neal (Wauchope Rotary Club)

Ian Jackson (Laurieton Rotary Club)

Richard Gander (Community Rep)

 

Other Attendees:

 

Duncan Wyndham (Tacking Point Lions)

Angela Hughes (Youth Development Officer)

Wayne Evans (Sailability NSW)

Lucilla Marshall (PMHC Group Manager Community Development)

Jenny Mead (PMHC Corporate Events Coordinator)

 

 

The meeting opened at 8.35am.

 

 

01†††††† ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Acknowledgement of Country was delivered.

 

 

02†††††† APOLOGIES

CONSENSUS:

That the apologies received from Councillor Michael Cusato, Bob Gilligan (Wauchope Rotary Club) and Alan Anderson (Laurieton Rotary Club) be noted and accepted.

 

 

03†††††† CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

CONSENSUS:

That the Minutes of the Australia Day Sub-Committee Meeting held on 13 December 2013 be confirmed.

 

 

04††††† DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

 

There were no disclosures of interest presented.

 

 

05†††††† BUSINESS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES

 

CONSENSUS:

That:

1.         The information contained in Item 05 - business Arising from the Previous Minutes report and the verbal update provided at the meeting be noted.

2.         Further discussion be held with Councillor Cusato regarding the staging and marquees to be used at both the Australia Day Awards Presentation Event and the Port Macquarie Australia Day Celebrations be sought in the final days leading up to the event.

 

 

Item 10 of the Agenda was brought forward to allow discussion regarding the proposed Australia Day Aquatic Activities to be staged along the Hastings River by Sailability NSW in conjunction with the PMHC Australia Day Sub-Committee.

 

 

10†††††† Australia Day Activities - Port Macquarie

CONSENSUS:

 

That :

1.         The information provided by the representative of Sailability NSW of their application for an aquatic license receiving approval by the Roads & Maritime Services, the conditions of their approval and the assistance required by† Council in relation to meeting those conditions of approval be noted and actioned accordingly.

2.         The information in the Australia Day Activities - Port Macquarie report be noted

3.         The updates provided by Sailability NSW, Tacking Point Lions Club and Ms Angela Hughes (Youth Development Officer) be noted.

4.         Arrangements be put in place for Tacking Point Lions Club to collect Councilís electrical board from Engineering Trades Services Depot in the days leading up to the planned Australia Day Celebrations.

 

 

06†††††† 2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Australia Day Awards

CONSENSUS:

That :

1.    The Sub-Committee note the information contained in the 2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Australia Day Awards.

2.         The Sub-Committee be advised that a talented young local singer Ms Jazlyn Alchin has kindly agreed to sing both ďI am AustralianĒ and the National Anthem at the both Australia Day Awards Presentation Event to be held on Saturday 25 January and the Official Program which forms part of the Australia Day Celebrations in Port Macquarie on Sunday 26 January 2014.

3.         Tacking Point Lions Club will provide the marquee to be erected over the staging in exchange for the use of Councilís 3m x 4.5m. Once further discussions are held with the stage owner, advice will be provided to Tacking Point Lions Club representatives regarding exactly how their marquee can be securely affixed to the staging.

 

 

07†††††† 2014 Australia Day Ambassador Program

CONSENSUS:

 

That :

1.         The information in the 2014 Australia Day Ambassador report be noted.

2.         The Sub-Committee be advised that Paralympian Prue Watt has kindly agreed to be the PMHC Australia Day Ambassador for 2014.

3.         As soon as our Ambassadorís Bio is received from the Australia Day Council of NSW, programs will be updated and media releases issued accordingly.

 

 

08†††††† 2014 Australia Day Activities Budget

CONSENSUS:

 

That the information in the 2014 Australia Day Activities Budget report be noted.

 

 

09†††††† Australia Day Activities - Wauchope

CONSENSUS:

That:

1.         The information in the Australia Day Activities - Wauchope report be noted.

2.         The verbal update provided by Wauchope Rotary Club on their proposed Australia Day celebrations be noted.

3.         The verbal update provided by Councilís Youth Development Officer regarding the Geocashing activity being set up prior to Australia Day also be noted.

 

 

11†††††† Australia Day Activities - Camden Haven

CONSENSUS:

 

That :

1.         The information in the Australia Day Activities - Camden Haven Report be noted

2.         The verbal update provided by the representatives of the Laurieton Rotary Club also be noted.

3.         The verbal update provided by Councilís Youth Development Officer regarding the Geocashing activity being set up prior to Australia Day also be noted.

 

 

12†††††† Australia Day Sub-Committee Meeting Schedule

CONSENSUS:

That:

1.†††††† The Sub-Committee members note that the Australia Day Sub-Committee Debrief Meeting has been scheduled for 21 February 2014. Venue to be advised.

2.†††††† The Sub-Committee members note and diarize the information and timeline outlined in the Australia Day Sub-Committee Meeting Schedule report.

 

 

13†††††† GENERAL BUSINESS

Nil.

 

 

The meeting closed at 9.45am.