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Ordinary Council

deputy mayoral minutes

Business Paper

 

date of meeting:

 

Wednesday 17 May 2017

location:

 

Council Chambers

17 Burrawan Street

Port Macquarie

time:

 

5.30pm


Community Vision                                  A sustainable high quality of life for all

 

 

 

 

Community Mission                               Building the future together

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Council’s Corporate Values                  é   Sustainability

                                                                  é   Excellence in Service Delivery

                                                                  é   Consultation and Communication

                                                                  é   Openness and Accountability

                                                                  é   Community Advocacy

 

 

 

 

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Council has a commitment to providing members of the public with an input into Council's decision making.  The Council's Code of Meeting Practice provides two (2) avenues for members of the public to address Council on issues of interest or concern at the Ordinary Council Meeting.   These are:

 

Addressing Council on an Agenda Item:

If the matter is listed in the Council Business Paper, you can request to address Council by:

·       Completing the Request to Speak on an Agenda Item at a Council Meeting”, which can be obtained from Council’s Offices at Laurieton, Port Macquarie and Wauchope or by downloading it from Council’s website.

·       On-line at

http://www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/About-Us/How-Council-Works/Council-Committee-Meetings/Request-to-speak-on-an-Agenda-Item

 

Your request to address Council must be received by Council no later than 4:30pm on the day prior to the Council Meeting.

 

Council's Code of Meeting Practice sets out the following guidelines for addressing Council:

·      Addresses will be limited to 5 minutes.

·      If you wish any written information, drawings or photos to be distributed to the Council to support the address, two (2) copies should be provided to the Group Manager Governance & Executive Services prior to the commencement of the meeting.

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Addressing Council in the Public Forum:

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·       Completing the Request to Speak in the Public Forum at Ordinary Council Meeting”, which can be obtained from Council’s Offices at Laurieton, Port Macquarie and Wauchope or by downloading it from Council’s website.

·       On-line at

http://www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/About-Us/How-Council-Works/Council-Committee-Meetings/Request-to-speak-in-a-Public-Forum

 

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A maximum of eight (8) speakers will be heard in the Public Forum.  Each speaker will be limited to 5 minutes.  Council may ask questions of speakers but speakers cannot ask questions of Council.

 

Council will not determine matters raised in the Public Forum session, however may resolve to call for a further report, when appropriate.

 

Speakers will be allowed to address Council in the Public Forum on the same issue no more than three (3) times in each calendar year.  (Representatives of incorporated community groups may be exempted from this restriction).

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

 

deputy mayoral minutes

 

Items of Business

 

Item       Subject                                                                                                      Page

 

06.03      Regional Jobs and Investment Package............................................................. 5         

 

 


 

 

Item:          06.03

 

Subject:     DEPUTY MAyORAL Minute - Regional Jobs and Investment Package

Deputy Mayor, Lisa Intemann

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That:

1.       The Deputy Mayor write to Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, (Deputy Leader of the Nationals, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Regional Communications, Minister for Local Government and Territories), requesting that the $25 million funding allocated under the Regional Jobs and Investment Package for the North Coast region, be allocated equally to Lismore City Council and Tweed Shire Council to assist in stimulating economic growth and sustainable employment in those areas devastated by the recent floods.

2.       The Deputy Mayor copy the letter referred to in 1. above to the following:

·        Federal Member for Lyne, the Hon Dr. David Gillespie MP;

·        Federal Member for Cowper, the Hon Luke Hartsuyker MP;

·        Federal Member for Page, Mr. Kevin Hogan MP;

·        Federal Member for Richmond, the Hon Justine Elliot MP;

·        Mayor Liz Campbell (Kempsey Shire Council), Chair of the Regional Jobs & Investment Local Planning Committee North Coast.

 

Discussion

 

The Regional Jobs and Investment Package for the North Coast region in New South Wales is a $25 million investment by the Australian Government to help diversify the regional economy, stimulate economic growth and deliver sustainable employment in the region.

 

The program’s intended outcomes are to drive economic growth and create jobs by investing in projects that will:

 

·      Diversify regional economies;

·      Stimulate long term growth;

·      Deliver sustainable employment;

·      Enable applicants to enter new markets and sectors.

 

Local priorities and growth industries that will drive economic growth and create jobs in the NSW North Coast region are identified through a Local Investment Plan.

 

A local planning committee for the north coast region has been formed to develop a Local Investment Plan under the Regional Jobs and Investment Package and work is currently underway to develop this plan.

 

Following discussion with fellow Councillors, it was agreed that rather than spreading the $25 million that is available to the north coast under this funding package, across the fourteen (14) local government areas of the north coast of NSW, that the focus of the funding package should be in the Lismore City Council and Tweed Shire Council areas, as these two regions were recently negatively and dramatically impacted by a major flooding event.

 

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council believe that it is important from a regional perspective to ensure that funding under the Regional Jobs and Investment Package is directed to Lismore City Council and Tweed Shire Council in an effort to stimulate economic growth and sustainable employment in those areas.

 

Attachments

 

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