Ordinary Council Meeting Minutes                                               11 November 2021



coffs harbour CITY cOUNCIL
Ordinary Council Meeting
Council Administration Building

Cnr Coff and Castle Streets, Coffs Harbour
ON Thursday, 11 November 2021 AT 5.00pm


PRESENT:              Cr Denise Knight, Cr Michael Adendorff, Cr Paul Amos, Cr John Arkan, Cr George Cecato, Cr Keith Rhoades, Cr Tegan Swan, Cr Sally Townley

STAFF:                    Acting General Manager, Director Sustainable Infrastructure, Director Sustainable Communities and Executive Assistant


Leave of Absence       Nil

Opening of Ordinary Meeting

The meeting commenced at 5.00pm with the Mayor, Cr D Knight in the chair.

Acknowledgement of Country

We respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, the Gumbaynggirr people, who have cared for this land since time immemorial. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging, and commit ourselves to a future with reconciliation and renewal at its heart.

Statement in relation to Recording of Meetings

The Mayor reminded the Chamber that the meeting was to be recorded and live audio streamed, and that no other recordings of the meeting would be permitted.

Disclosure of Interest

No disclosures of interest.



No apologies


Leave of Absence

No requests for leave of absence.

Confirmation of Minutes


Resolved (Cr John Arkan / Cr George Cecato)

That the minutes and the confidential minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 28 October 2021 be confirmed.


The Motion on being put to the meeting was carried unanimously.




General Manager's Reports


GM21/24         2020-2021 Audit and Risk Committee Annual Report to Council


Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to inform Council on the activities of the Audit and Risk Committee for the financial year ending 30 June 2021.



Resolved (Cr Sally Townley / Cr Tegan Swan)

That Council receive and note the Audit and Risk Committee Annual Report to Council for 2020-2021 (Attachment 1).


The Motion on being put to the meeting was carried unanimously.





GM21/25         2020-2021 Code of Conduct Complaint Statistics Report


Executive Summary

This report tables Council’s Code of Conduct complaint statistics report, which is required to be presented to Council in accordance with the Office of Local Government’s (OLG) Procedures for Administration of Model Code of Conduct. The attachment has also been sent to the OLG as required.



Resolved (Cr Tegan Swan / Cr Sally Townley)

That Council note the Code of Conduct Complaints Statistics report for 2020-2021 (Attachment 1).


The Motion on being put to the meeting was carried unanimously.




Directorate Reports - Sustainable Infrastructure


SI21/29           Traffic Committee Meeting 27 August 2021


Executive Summary

The Local Traffic Committee (LTC) Meeting minutes of 26 August 2021 are presented to Council for noting. Six of the eight recommendations were items requiring action by Council (such as the installation of signage) and were of a minor nature and were therefore approved under the delegated authority issued by Council. The remaining two items were items not requiring further action by Council such as development conditions, or requests which were not supported by the LTC. The details of those items are contained in the attached minutes.



Resolved (Cr George Cecato / Cr Michael Adendorff)

That Council:

1.    Note the Traffic Instruments T.31–2021; T.32, T.33, T.34, T.36, and T.38-2021 (Attachment 2) which were approved under delegated authority.

2.    Note the outcomes contained in the Minutes.


The Motion on being put to the meeting was carried unanimously.





Close of Meeting

The Meeting closed at 5.15pm.


Confirmed: 25 November 2021






Denise Knight