MISSION AND VALUES OF COUNCIL
"A Sustainable Community that is inclusive, attractive, healthy and pleasant to live in, that uses our land so as to preserve our history and environment, respects the rights and equality of our citizens and manages our future growth wisely."
Annual Electors Meeting
13 December 2018
"A thriving and friendly community that recognises our history and embraces cultural diversity and economic opportunity, whilst nurturing our unique natural and built environment."
“To deliver affordable and quality Local Government services.”
CORE VALUES OF THE SHIRE
The core values that underpin the achievement of the
mission will be based on a strong customer service
focus and a positive attitude:
The purpose of Council Meetings is to discuss, and where possible, make resolutions about items appearing on the agenda. Whilst Council has the power to resolve such items and may in fact, appear to have done so at the meeting, no person should rely on or act on the basis of such decision or on any advice or information provided by a Member or Officer, or on the content of any discussion occurring, during the course of the meeting.
Persons should be aware that the provisions of the Local Government Act 1995 (Section 5.25 (e)) establish procedures for revocation or rescission of a Council decision. No person should rely on the decisions made by Council until formal advice of the Council decision is received by that person. The Shire of Broome expressly disclaims liability for any loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of relying on or acting on the basis of any resolution of Council, or any advice or information provided by a Member or Officer, or the content of any discussion occurring, during the course of the Council meeting.
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SHIRE OF BROOME
Annual Electors Meeting
Thursday 13 December 2018
INDEX – Minutes
NOTICE OF MEETING
Dear Council Member,
The next Annual Electors Meeting of the Shire of Broome will be held on Thursday, 13 December 2018 in the Council Chambers, Corner Weld and Haas Streets, Broome, commencing at 4.00pm.
Chief Executive Officer
The Chairperson welcomed members and electors and declared the meeting open at 4:01pm.
The Chief Executive Officer outlined the procedures for a general meeting of electors as set out in sections 5.26 to 5.33 of the Local Government Act 1995 and Regulations 15 to 18 of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996.
Attendance: Cr H Tracey Shire President
Cr W Fryer
Cr P Matsumoto
Cr C Mitchell
Cr B Rudeforth
Cr C Marriott
Leave of Absence: Cr D Male (as granted at OMC 30 August 2018)
Cr M Fairborn (as granted at OMC 25 October 2018)
Apologies: Cr E Foy
Officers: Mr S Mastrolembo Chief Executive Officer
Mr J Watt Director Corporate Services
Ms A Nugent Director Development & Community Services
Mr A Graffen Director Infrastructure
Ms R Piggin Manager Governance
Mr S Penn Media and Promotions Officer
Ms L Levi Senior Administration & Governance Officer
Ms M Wevers Senior Procurement, Risk & Governance Officer
Public Gallery: Stephen Gash
That the 2017/2018 Shire President’s report be received.
The Shire of Broome Annual Report for the financial year 2017/2018 is available on the Shire of Broome website at the following link: Shire of Broome Annual Report 2017/2018
A copy of the previous Annual Electors Meeting Minutes held on 14 December 2017, are available on the Shire of Broome website at the following link: Minutes – Annual Electors Meeting 14 December 2017
The Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 22 February 2018, where Council dealt with the Minutes of the Annual Electors Meeting held on the 14 December 2017, are available at the following link: Minutes – Ordinary Meeting of Council 22 February 2018
That the Shire of Broome Annual Report for the financial year ended 30 June 2018 be received.
The following question was received from Jael Johnston at the meeting:
Are the Shire of Broome Councillors aware that residents/ratepayers are unhappy that the Shire of Broome has refused to involve or consult Broome local residents and community not associated with groups like NBY or the Broome Historical Society about the Town Beach Development? The last time the general community was consulted was in 2014 and that was only to gather broad community aspirations for future development – no specifics or details were available. I went to the information session held at Town Beach and later met with the Project Officer to ask that local residents be given at least one opportunity to provide input but this was, refused. My family lives directly opposite the development, why has the Shire of Broome refused my suggestion that the local community be consulted? Why wouldn’t the SoB welcome community input for major projects in Broome that affect areas that many locals are very fond of?
Response provided by the Chief Executive Officer:
The Old Broome Development Strategy was adopted by Council in 2012 and at that time external workshops and community consultation was undertaken. Further consultation has been undertaken for the nature play areas and the basketball court through the Youth Advisory Council. Information sessions have also been held at the Chinatown Christmas Trails event in December and further sessions will be held in the new year, including at the Australia Day event held at Town Beach.
Further response provided by the Shire President:
The Town Beach project is driven by community wants and needs as opposed to primarily tourism so I apologise that you feel like you have been left out of this process. The elected members are here for the community to ask questions and raise issues, especially where there is a perception that you are not being heard. All councillors’ contact details are available on the Shire’s website and I urge you to contact myself or any of the councillors at any time.
There being no further business the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 4:15pm.
and signed below by the Presiding Person at the meeting, at which these minutes were confirmed.