Ordinary Council Meeting
15 January 2008



Opening Prayer

  • "Dear Lord, help us in our deliberations today so that our decisions will be for the greater good for the whole of Kempsey Shire - Amen".


Declarations of Interest

Assessment of Items Listed in Confidential Business Paper

Ordinary Minutes 11th December 2007 (for confirmation)

Works Inspection Committee 18th December 2007 (for confirmation)

Public Forum


  • At 10:20am a presentation of Kempsey Medical Sciences Scholarships cheques and Certificates of Appreciation to contributors will be made.
    File: 7 KEO (NRN) {Folio No. *}

Consideration of Late Reports

  • Consideration of late reports to determine whether they should be dealt with or deferred.

Consideration of Reports Relating to Public Forum Matters

Adoption of Agenda Order of Business

Mayoral Minute A1-A3

Mayoral Supplementary Minute

Items Tabled for Information B1

Correspondence Summary
National Sea Change Taskforce
File: 357 {Folio No. *}
Sea Change News 14th December 2007  
Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
File: 84 {Folio No. *}
Magazine "It's An Honour" Australia Celebrating Australians Plus feedback survey form
File: 165 {Folio No. *}
LGSA Tourism Conference - Partnerships: sharing the risks and benefits
Judicial Commission of NSW
File: 25 {Folio No. *}
Thank you letter from the Judicial Commission's Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Committee following their visit to Kempsey
Corporate & Community Service Inter Office Memo
File: 199 {Folio No. *}
Customer Service Request Forms

Notice of Motion D1-D4

Resscisson Motion

Director Sustainable Development Services Report G1-G42

Director Sustainable Development Services Supplementary Report

Director Shire Services Report H1-H11

Director Shire Services Supplementary Report

Director Corporate & Community Services Report J1 – J14

General Manager’s Report K1-K5

Questions Without Notice M1

The following items of business are of such a nature that discussion is likely to take place when the meeting is closed to the public for the reasons stated.

Motion for Confidential Committee N1

Confidential Business Paper

Confidential Committee of the Whole Rescission Motion - E1-E2

  • Reason for Presentation of Report on a Confidential Basis

    Section 10A(2)(a) – Personnel Matters

    This rescission motion is submitted on a confidential basis as it involves personnel matters concerning particular individuals (other than Councillors). (Local Government Act 1993, section 10A(2)(a))

    RM1 - Report on Advice – Resignation General Manager
    E1 File: S10-13

General Manager’s Confidential Report K1-K4

  • Reasons for Presentation of Report on a Confidential Basis

    This report is submitted on a confidential basis as it involves advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege. (Local Government Act 1993, Section 10A(2)(g))

    On balance, the public interest in preserving the confidentiality of the advice outweighs the public interest in openness and transparency in Council decision making by discussing the matter in open meeting.

    GM1 CONF - Various Legal Matters - Current Position
    K1 File: 155

Open Council

Adoption of Report of the Confidential Committee of the Whole