MINUTES OF THE Meeting of City of Parramatta Council HELD IN THE COMMBANK STADIUM 11-13 O'CONNELL STREET, PARRAMATTA ON Monday, 10 January 2022 AT 6:30PM

 

These are draft minutes and are subject to confirmation by Council at its next meeting. The confirmed minutes will replace this draft version on the website once confirmed.

 

PRESENT

 

Councillor Phil Bradley, Kellie Darley, Donna Davis, Pierre Esber, Michelle Garrard, Henry Green, Ange Humphries, Cameron Maclean, Paul Noack, Sameer Pandey, Dr Patricia Prociv, Dan Siviero, Georgina Valjak, Donna Wang and Lorraine Wearne.

 

1.      OPENING MEETING

 

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Brett Newman, opened the meeting at 6:32pm.

 

2.      ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE TRADITIONAL LAND OWNERS

 

The CEO acknowledged the Burramattagal people of The Darug Nation as the traditional custodians of this land, and paid respect to their ancient culture and their elders past and present.

 

3.      WEBCASTING ANNOUNCEMENT

 

The CEO advised that this public meeting is being recorded and streamed live on the internet. The recording will also be archived and made available on Council’s website.

 

The CEO further advised that all care will be taken to maintain privacy, however as a visitor in the public gallery, the public should be aware that their presence may be recorded.

 

4.      OTHER RECORDING OF MEETING ANOUNCEMENT

 

As per Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, the recording of the Council Meeting by the public using any device, audio or video, is only permitted with Council permission. Recording a Council Meeting without permission may result in the individual being expelled from the Meeting.

 

5.      APOLOGIES/REQUESTS FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE

 

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RESOLVED      (Garrard/Bradley)

 

That the request to attend the Ordinary Council Meeting dated 10 January 2022 via remote means submitted by the following Councillors due to personal reasons, be accepted:

-       Councillor Lorraine Wearne.

 

6.      DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

There were no Declarations of Interest made at this meeting.

 

7.      Fair

 

7.1

SUBJECT          FOR APPROVAL: Election of the Lord Mayor

 

REFERENCE   F2021/00521 - D08299812

 

REPORT OF     Governance Manager

 

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RESOLVED      (Esber/Humphries)

 

(a)     That in accordance with Schedule 7 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, the Chief Executive Officer, as the Returning Officer, conduct the Election of the Lord Mayor.

 

(b)     That in the event that there be more than one (1) nomination, Council determine the method of voting, as outlined in paragraph 7 of this report, as Open Voting.

 

(c)     That the Office of Local Government and Local Government NSW be advised of the result of the election.

 

(d)     Further, that Local Members, surrounding Councils and other key stakeholders be informed of the result of the election.

 

 

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), as Returning Officer, then conducted the election of the Lord Mayor.

 

The CEO advised that one (1) nomination had been received for the role of Lord Mayor, being Councillor Donna Davis

 

The CEO then declared Councillor Donna Davis duly elected Lord Mayor for the ensuring term from January 2022 to September 2023.

 

Note:  At this time, the newly elected Lord Mayor, Councillor Donna Davis assumed the Chair.

 

7.2

SUBJECT          FOR APPROVAL: Election of the Deputy Lord Mayor

 

REFERENCE   F2021/00521 - D08305347

 

REPORT OF     Governance Manager

 

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RESOLVED      (Esber/Bradley)

 

(a)     That in accordance with Schedule 7 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, the Chief Executive Officer, as the Returning Officer, conduct the Election of the Deputy Lord Mayor.

 

(b)     That in the event that there be more than one (1) nomination, Council determine the method of voting, as outlined in paragraph 5 of this report, as Open Voting.

 

(c)     That the Office of Local Government and Local Government NSW be informed of the result of the election.

 

(d)     Further, that Local Members, surrounding Councils and other key stakeholders be informed of the result of the election.

 

 

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), as Returning Officer, then conducted the election of the Deputy Lord Mayor.

 

The CEO advised that one (1) nomination had been received for the role of Deputy Lord Mayor, being Councillor Sameer Pandey.

 

The CEO then declared Councillor Sameer Pandey duly elected Deputy Lord Mayor for the ensuring term from January 2022 to September 2023.

 

7.3

SUBJECT          FOR APPROVAL: Filling Casual Vacancies in Civic Office

 

REFERENCE   F2021/00521 - D08305361

 

REPORT OF     Governance Manager

 

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RESOLVED      (Esber/Garrard)

 

(a)     That the City of Parramatta Council, pursuant to Section 291A of the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act), declares that casual vacancies occurring in the office of a Councillor within 18 months after the last ordinary election of Councillors for the Council on 4 December 2021 are to be filled by a countback of votes cast at that election for the office in accordance with Section 291A of the Act.

 

(b)     That Council delegate authority to the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate, finalise and execute all documents and agreements with the NSW Electoral Commission in connection with this matter.

 

(c)     Further, that the Chief Executive Officer notify the NSW Electoral Commission of the Council’s decision within seven (7) days of the decision.

 

8.      CONCLUSION OF MEETING

 

The meeting terminated at 7.08 pm.

 

THIS PAGE AND THE PRECEDING 2 PAGES ARE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, 10 JANUARY 2022 AND CONFIRMED ON MONDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2022.

 

 

 

 

Chairperson