Council Meeting News September 2023

Glenorchy City Council held its ninth meeting for 2023 on Monday 25 September. All 10 Elected Members were present. 

Highlights from the meeting are as follows:

Updated Council Policies 

Council endorsed updates to policies that have been reviewed and are important in the context of Council’s operations.

Conflict of Interest PolicyA conflict of interest arises when the private interests of an employee or Elected Member (or of a close associate) conflict with activity the employee or Elected Member is involved with on behalf of Council.

A conflict of interest can be potential, actual or perceived in nature and the policy adopted sets out a framework for managing and monitoring conflicts of interest.

Committees Policy – The updated Policy has clarified the Special Committee definition, updated references to Alderman as Elected Members and has strengthened the Role of Committees statement. The Policy has clarified the need for Council to approve the Committee Terms of Reference and provides the ability for Elected Members to Chair committees into the future.

Financial Performance Report

Council also received the monthly Financial Performance Report highlighting that Council’s operating result as at the end of August is $0.941 million better than the budgeted position. The favourable variance is the combined result of $0.409 million more revenue than budgeted and $0.531 million less expenditure than budgeted. Although early in the financial year, Council is focused on delivering a budget outcome as presented in June 2023 to the community.

Activities of the Mayor – September

The Mayor provided the monthly report on the extensive list of events and external meetings attended during the period Monday 21 August through to Sunday 17 September 2023.

Highlights for the month included:

  • Met with Andrew Wilkie, MP to discuss the Glenorchy Memorial Pool
  • Participated in the Southern Tasmanian Regional Waste Authority meeting
  • Attended Glenorchy Jobs Hub Jobs Pledge with Allyson Warrington, CEO Community Based Support
  • Participated in Moonah Black Spot Funding Announcement with Senator Carol Brown, Brian Mitchell MP, Josh Willie MLC and Ella Haddad MP
  • Attended Media announcement with Premier Rockliff and Minster Nic Street about housing
  • Participated in Joint Regional Cabinet Meeting with Premier and Cabinet
  • Participated in the Local Government Board Western Shore Catchment Hearing
  • Met with 2023 Glenorchy Young Citizen of the Year, Emily Gamez, Glenorchy Sports Achiever, Arielle Cannell, Business Person of the Year, Belle Parker and Glenorchy Citizen of the Year award winner, Lucy Baker
  • Met with members of the Tasmanian Special Olympic Team, Riley Su, Braydon Gebel, Daniel Thomson and Matthew Mizzi
  • Participated in Channel 7 News and ABC radio interviews in relation to the Glenorchy War Memorial Pool
  • Participated in the Official Launch of the Glenorchy City Council Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Chaired the Glenorchy Jobs Hub meeting and participated in the Regional Jobs Hub Chairs meeting with Minister Felix Ellis

Glenorchy Memorial Pool

Council also received a number of questions on notice and without notice in relation to the Glenorchy War Memorial Pool.

All information in relation to the Glenorchy War Memorial Pool is provided on Council’s Website, including the way forward in investigating options for the future of the site, including pool redevelopment and other options.  You can view the full agenda and minutes here.