Finance, Community & Services Committee (FC&S)

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Council and Committee Meetings - Important Special Instructions (COVID-19)

In line with social distancing requirements to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus Woollahra Council will be holding Council and Committee meetings (i.e. Environmental Planning (EP), Finance, Community & Services (FC&S) and Strategic & Corporate (S&C) remotely using conferencing technology (until further notice).

Meetings will be webcast and members of the public can watch and listen to meetings live (via YouTube) or dial in to listen to the meetings using a telephone. Details are shown below under 'Meeting details and procedure - COVID-19'.

Please read the disclaimer

By using conferencing technology or by teleconference, listening and/or speaking at a Council or Committee meeting, members of the public consent to their voice and personal information (including name and address) being recorded and publicly available on Council’s website. Councillors, staff and members of the public are advised that meetings are being livestreamed, accessible via a link from Council’s website.

By addressing and/or listening to a Council or Committee meeting, members of the public consent to their voice and personal information (including name and address) being recorded and publicly available on Council’s website. Accordingly, please ensure your address to Council is respectful and that you use appropriate language and refrain from making any defamatory statements or discriminatory comments.

Woollahra Council does not accept any liability for statements, comments or actions taken by individuals during a Council or Committee meeting. Any part of the meeting that is held in closed session will not be recorded.

People connecting to this meeting by conferencing technology or teleconference are reminded that under the Local Government Act 1993, the recording of meetings by a member of the public using any electronic recording device including a mobile phone or video camera is not permitted. Any person found recording without the permission of Council may be expelled from the meeting.

The recording of each meeting will be retained on Council’s website for a minimum period of 6 months. After that period has passed, recordings of meetings may be disposed of in accordance with the State Records Act 1998.

Meeting details and procedure - COVID-19

The Finance, Community & Service Committee (FC&S) considers financial, budget and work issues, and issues relating to services for people.

Amendments have been made to the Local Government Act 1993 to allow councils to meet remotely to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and ensure compliance with the Public Health Order.

In line with social distancing requirements to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus Woollahra Council will be holding Finance, Community & Services (FC&S) Committee meetings remotely using conferencing technology (until further notice).

The Mayor, Councillors and staff will be participating in meetings by an audio-visual link instead of attending in person. Meetings will be webcast and member of the public can watch and listen to meetings live (via YouTube) or dial in to listen to the meetings using a telephone.

Members of the public are invited to listen to meetings by either using conferencing technology or by teleconference. Public participation online or by phone will be managed in accordance with meeting procedures.

Meetings will be webcast and members of the public can watch and listen to meetings live (via YouTube) or dial in to listen to the meetings using a telephone. Details are shown below under 'Meeting details and procedure - COVID-19'.

Members of the public are invited to watch and/or listen to the meeting live. You may also submit late correspondence. Instructions on how to do this are provided below:

  • To watch and/or listen to the meeting live (from 6.00pm) Details on how to watch and listen to the meeting live will be available at FC&S Agendas, Audio Recordings and Minutes.
  • To register to address the meeting (Register by 12noon on the day of the meeting)
    Register to address the meeting by 12noon on the day of the meeting by emailing your name, mobile number and the item you are interested in, to records@woollahra.nsw.gov.au or by contacting the Governance team on (02) 9391 7001.
  • To submit late written correspondence (submit by 12noon on the day of the meeting)
    Members of the public may submit late written correspondence on an agenda item being considered at the Committee meeting.  If you wish to make a written submission on an item on the agenda, please email your submission to records@woollahra.nsw.gov.au by 12noon on the day of the meeting.

Once registered to address the meeting or address the Committee, we will provide you with a link, phone number and code to enable you to join the teleconference on the day of the meeting. This will be emailed to you on the day of the meeting.

Details on how to watch and listen to the meeting live will be available at FC&S Agendas, Audio Recordings and Minutes.

If you are experiencing any issues in joining the meeting please call (02) 9391 7001.

An audio recording of the meeting will be uploaded to Council’s website by 5.00pm on the next business day.

Read the FC&S meeting procedures and check the upcoming meetings calendar for current and future dates.

Members of the community can address the Committee (see Having your say at meetings for guidelines).

Agendas, Audio Recordings and Minutes

The agenda contains full reports from staff, including recommendations on all items under consideration. The agenda and individual reports for each meeting are available from 3pm on the Thursday before the meeting from the following location:

FC&S Agendas, Audio Recordings and Minutes

During COVID-19, audio recordings of the meetings will be uploaded to Council’s website by 5.00pm on the next business day.

Minutes will be available three business days after the meeting via Council's website.

Committee members

The Committee comprises seven Councillors:

  • Mayor, Cr Susan Wynne, ex-officio
  • Cr Anthony Marano (Chair)
  • Deputy Mayor, Cr Richard Shields (Deputy Chair)
  • Cr Peter Cavanagh
  • Cr Claudia Cullen
  • Cr Megan McEwin
  • Cr Harriet Price
  • Cr Lucinda Regan

The quorum for FC&S meetings is four Councillors. The Mayor is also a voting member of all Committees.

Enquiries

Further information may be obtained by contacting Council's Governance Department on 9391 7001.