Extraordinary Council Meeting


Alby Schultz meeting Centre, Cootamundra


4:00 PM, Tuesday 15th September, 2020


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Extraordinary Council Meeting Minutes

15 September 2020


MINUTES OF Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council
Extraordinary Council Meeting
Alby Schultz meeting Centre, Cootamundra , Council Chambers, Gundagai
Tuesday, 15 September 2020 AT 4:00 PM


PRESENT:                 Cr Abb McAlister (Mayor), Cr Dennis Palmer (Deputy Mayor), Cr Leigh Bowden, Cr David Graham, Cr Penny Nicholson and Cr Charlie Sheahan.


IN ATTENDANCE:     Phil McMurray (General Manager), Kay Whitehead (Interim Deputy General Manager), Ganesh Ganeshamoorthy (Manager Assets), Sharon Langman (Manager Development, Building and Compliance), Andrew Brock (Manager Facilities), Tim Swan (Manager Finance), Glen McAtear (Manager Regulatory Services)

1            Acknowledgement of Country

The Chairperson acknowledged the Wiradjuri people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Land at which the meeting was held and paid his respects to Elders, both past and present, of the Wiradjuri Nation and extended that respect to other Aboriginal people who were present.


2            Open Forum – there is no open forum at the extraordianry meeting


3            Apologies

Cr Stewart

4            Disclosures of Interest


5            Confidential Items  

5.1         Confidential Report

Resolution  107/2020  

Moved:       Cr Dennis Palmer

Seconded:   Cr Charlie Sheahan

1.       Item 5.2 be considered in closed Council at which the press and public are excluded in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Local Government Act, 1993 and related public interest reasons detailed.

2.       In accordance with section 11 (2) and (3) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports, correspondence and other documentation relating to Item 5.2 be withheld from the press and public.

5.2         Proposed Acquisition Notice (PAN) to acquire Lot 7300 DP 1149008 and Lot 7004 DP 1128797

Provisions for Confidentiality

Section 10A (2) (d(ii))  – The Confidential Report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the council.

Public Interest

It is considered that discussions of this matter in open Council would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest as it would prejudice Council's ability to secure the optimum outcome for the community.




5.2         Proposed Acquisition Notice (PAN) to acquire Lot 7300 DP 1149008 and Lot 7004 DP 1128797

Resolution  108/2020  

Moved:       Cr David Graham

Seconded:   Cr Penny Nicholson

1.    Council proceed with the compulsory acquisition of the land described as 7300/1149008 and 7004/1028797 for the purpose of the Bangus Quarry Remediation Project in accordance with the requirements of the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991.

2.   Council make an application to the Minister and the Governor for approval to acquire 7300/1149008 and 7004/1028797 by compulsory process under section 186(1) of the Local Government Act.

3.   That the land is to be classified as operational land.

4.   Council request the Minister for Local Government approve a reduction in the notification period from 90 days or 60 days or less.




5.3         Resumption of Open Council Meeting

Resolution  109/2020  

Moved:       Cr David Graham

Seconded:   Cr Leigh Bowden

The Open Council meeting resume.



5.4         Announcement of Closed Council Resolutions

Note: The Chairperson announced the resolutions made in Closed Council.


The Meeting closed at 4:10 PM.


The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Extraordinary Council Meeting held on 29 September 2020.


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CHAIRPERSON                                                                                                      GENERAL MANAGER