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Extraordinary Meeting of Council

25 September 2017

The meeting commences at 7.00pm.









Notice of Meeting


Dear Councillors


Notice is given of the Extraordinary Meeting of Council, to be held in the Council Chambers, 48 Longueville Road Lane Cove on Monday 25 September 2017 commencing at 7:00pm. The business to be transacted at the meeting is included in this business paper.


Craig - GMYours faithfully





Craig Wrightson

General Manager


Council Meeting Procedures


The Meeting is conducted in accordance with Council's Code of Meeting Practice. The order of business is listed in the Agenda on the next page. That order will be followed unless Council resolves to modify the order at the meeting. This may occur for example where the members of the public in attendance are interested in specific items on the agenda.


If you do not understand any part of the information given above; require assistance to participate in the meeting due to a disability; or wish to obtain information in relation to Council, please contact Council’s Executive Manager – Corporate Services on 99113511.


Please note meetings held in the Council Chambers are recorded on tape for the purposes of verifying the accuracy of minutes and the tapes are not disclosed to any third party under the Government Information (Public Access)  Act 2009, except as allowed under section 18(1) or section 19(1) of the PPIP Act, or where Council is compelled to do so by court order, warrant or subpoena or by any other legislation.




Extraordinary Meeting of Council 25 September 2017





Under Section 233A of  the Local Government Act 1993, Councillors are now required to take an oath or affirmation of office, at or before the first meeting of the Council after being elected. Therefore, the first item of business for the new Council will be the taking of an oath or affirmation of office by all Councillors.












Orders Of The Day


Officer Reports for Determination


1.       Election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor......................................................... 4  







Extraordinary Meeting of Council Meeting 25 September 2017

Election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor



Subject:          Election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor    

Record No:    SU868 - 53226/17

Division:         Corporate Services Division

Author(s):      Craig Dalli 



Executive Summary


The purpose of this report is to outline the procedures for election of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor by Councillors in accordance with Section 394 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.




Election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor


Following changes to legislation, Section 230 of the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) now provides for the term of a Mayor elected by Councillors to be two (2) years rather than the previous requirement of the one (1) year. Further, Section 231 of the Act provides that Councillors may elect a Deputy Mayor for the mayoral term i.e. two (2) years or a shorter term. Council will need to decide on the term of the Deputy Mayor.


Councillors have been provided nomination forms for the positions of Mayor and Deputy Mayor.  Nominations must be handed to the Returning Officer, Mr Craig Wrightson, General Manager, prior to the conduct of the election. 


Clause 2, Schedule 7, of the Local Government (General) Regulation (2005) provides that nominations for Mayor and Deputy Mayor must be in writing signed by at least two Councillors, one of whom may be the nominee. The nominee must consent in writing to the nomination and the Returning Officer will announce at the meeting the names of all nominees.


Clause 3 of the Regulation also provides that if more than one Councillor is nominated, the Council is to resolve whether the election is to proceed by preferential ballot, by ordinary ballot (secret ballot) or by open voting (show of hands).






1.    Council determine the term for the election of the Deputy Mayor noting it may be for one (1) year or two (2) years;


2.    Conduct the Election for Mayor for the next two (2) years and Deputy Mayor; and


3.    If two (2) or more nominations are received for Mayor or Deputy Mayor, Council resolve whether the election is to proceed by preferential ballot, by ordinary ballot or by open voting.







Craig Dalli

Executive Manager - Corporate Services

Corporate Services Division




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