Council update - 26 September 2017

26 Sep 2017

Following is a summary of the Ordinary Council meeting of Tuesday 26 September 2017, the first meeting of the new term.

Note: It is not a record of resolutions.

Taking of the Oath / Affirmation

Undertaken by the Lord Mayor and all Councillors present.

Lord Mayoral Minute - Marriage Equality

Council supported the Lord Mayoral Minute

  • reaffirming the City of Newcastle's commitment to marrigage equality
  • to write the federal government and federal opposition advising them of Council's position
  • shows support by flying the rainbow flag above City Hall and install banners across the city
  • hosts a community event in support of a 'yes'vote

Lord Mayoral Minute - Chief Executive Officer recruitment

Council supported the Lord Mayoral Minute to start the process to recruit a full time CEO. A CEO Recruitment Panel will include Lord Mayor Nelmes, Cr Duncan, Cr Mackenzie and Cr Dunn.

Adoption of Asset Advisory Committee Charter and nomination of Councillor representatives

Crs Dunn and Clausen were appointed to the Asset Advisory Committee.

Nomination of Councillor members to Audit Committee

Crs Mackenize and Dunn were elected to the Audit Commitee.

Executive monthly performance report

The regular report was received.

Nominations for the election of Deputy Lord Mayor

Cr Clausen was elected Deputry Lord Mayor for the 12 months.