Published on 16 May 2024


Councillors

Welcome to your May issue of “Council Decides”, where we update you on the decisions and discussions of the Lismore City Council’s monthly Council meeting.

 

The business papers and attachments for the meeting can be found at https://lismore.nsw.gov.au/business-papers-and-agendas-for-committees-and-advisory-groups

 

PUBLIC ACCESS

Six people spoke on one topic during Public Access

  1. Licence Agreement with Country Women’s Association of NSW over CWA Building, 115 Molesworth Street, Lismore for a five-year term for the purposes of Country Women’s Association meetings, trainings and other ancillary uses thereto.                                                                                        
  2. Licence Agreement with the Lismore & District Workers’ Club Ltd over part 16 Wyreema Avenue, Goonellabah for a five-year term with a five-year option for the purposes of access and operation of licencee’s telecommunications equipment.                                                                                                          
  3. Licence Agreement with S Macdonald and H McPherson over Suite 3A, 165 Molesworth Street, Lismore for a five-year term for the purposes of office space and consulting rooms to facilitate accessible services, including for d/Deaf+disabled community members.                                                                                        
  4. Licence Agreement with Richmond River Historical Society Inc over Ground Floor Suites 7-8 and the entire First Floor, 165 Molesworth Street, Lismore for a five-year term to facilitate the maintenance of an archive containing materials and historical artefacts that encapsulate the unique essence of the region.

  • adopt the terms of reference for the Audit Risk and Improvement Committee and appoint Councillor Andrew Bing as a non-voting member of the Audit Risk and Improvement Committee
  • adopt the Lismore City Council Social Media Policy attached in the business papers
  • include the following clauses in the Code of Meeting Practice: 3.10(a) “A councillor may submit no more than three (3) notices of motion to be considered at each Ordinary meeting of the Council.”, 3.14(a) “A councillor may submit no more than three (3) questions with notice for response at each Ordinary meeting of the Council.”, the Code of Meeting Practice be placed on public exhibition for 28 days and receive submissions for not less than 42 days, and if no objections are received following the submission period the Code of Meeting Practice be updated
  • approve the appointment of the following individuals to the Aboriginal Advisory Group (in alphabetical order): Annie Monks, David Lucas, Emily Wightman-Gala, Hannah Wilson, Penn Molloy, Tim Roberts and Tina Williams
  • ·note the contents of the Exclusion of Question with Notice report

     

    NOTICES OF MOTION

    Councillors resolved to:

  • receive the Mayoral Attendance Report for April 2024
  • the two voting delegates to the 2024 Floodplain Management Australia National Conference are Councillors Ekins and Bird, that if constitutional matters arise the voting delegate is Councillor Ekins and approve the submission of the motion for AVL Link Remote Access to the conference organisers
  • Defer to a briefing the transfer ownership of the land known as Bellevue Park, Nimbin to the Nimbin A&I Society Inc at no cost

 

CONFIDENTIAL MATTERS

Councillors resolved to exclude the press and public to consider confidential matters. After the session, Councillors returned to announce they had resolved to: