Council Minutes Council Minutes

Ordinary Council meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month (unless an alternative date has been advertised) and are chaired by the Mayor.

Next Council Ordinary Meeting

Post-Election Meeting

The Post-Election Meeting for Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council was held on Friday 1st April at 9.00am.

At the meeting, Mayor-Elect Desmond Tayley and four elected Councillors was sworn in by the Interim CEO Jeff Jenkins as the community’s elected representatives for the new four-year term.

A Deputy Mayor was appointed during the meeting and the date for the next Ordinary Meeting of Council was adopted.

All members of the public are invited to attend monthly meetings throughout the year, which are held in the Council Chambers.

Post Election Meeting can be seen in the attach below:-

Minutes Post Election May 2016.pdf

Trustee

A trustee manages property that is held in trust. A trust is an arrangement in which one person holds the property of another for the benefit of a third party, called the beneficiary. The beneficiary is the Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council.

Trustee Meeting

Minutes March Trustee Meeting.pdf

 

Declaration of Interest Local Government Act format  

Conflict of interest

  • A councillor has a conflict of interest if their decisions are, or may be seen to be, influenced by their personal interests.

    A conflict of interest exists when a reasonable member of the public with the proper information would think that the conflict is unacceptable and might inappropriately influence a local government's decision or action or lead to a decision that is not in the public interest (Local Government Act 2009, section 173; City of Brisbane Act, section 175).

    Councillor must declare conflict of interest

    You must tell the local government of your interest if you have a real or perceived conflict of interest in a matter before the local government (for example, to a personal or family relationship or because of an election gift).

    You must then decide on the most appropriate action to take, depending on the level and type of your interest and your capacity for placing the public interest ahead of your own.

    For example, if you:

  • believe that you have a perceived conflict of interest in a matter before the local government but know that you, or people close to you, will not receive any personal benefit from the matter and that you are able to deal with the matter in the public interest, you may stay in the meeting and vote

  • or persons close to you stand to gain a personal benefit from a matter before the local government, you should consider absenting yourself from the debate and/or abstaining from voting on that item of the meeting so that the community can be confident any decision is not going to benefit you over the community.

    The appearance of a conflict of interest can be as serious as an actual conflict because it undermines public confidence in the local government.

    Exceptions

    The legislation does provide some exceptions. A councillor does not have a conflict of interest if the:

  • local government is considering an 'ordinary business matter' (such as setting rates and charges or adopting the council budget)

  • councillor's interest is no greater than that of other persons in the local government area

    or merely because he or she:

  • is a member of, or has a personal connection with, a community group, club, school, church or political party. However if the councillor is an office holder in any of these, they must declare a conflict of interest

  • attends or addresses a community group, sporting club or organisation in their capacity as a councillor.

    Failure to declare a conflict of interest

    If you fail to declare or appropriately deal with a conflict of interest, you may be guilty of misconduct.

    Details

    Last updated on 20 September  2016

Date

of Meeting:

Name of Councillor:

Interest Declared:

Material Personal Interest  or Conflict of Interest

Resolution Number:

Left the Meeting:

Y/N

 

 

 

 

 

18/5/2010

Mayor Desmond Tayley

Mayor declared a material personal interest and left the meeting at 3.40pm.  Deputy Mayor Talita Nandy assumed the chair for discussion and resolution of this item.

 

980

y

15/6/2010

Deputy Mayor

Talita Nandy

Acting Mayor Talita  Nandy declared a conflict of interest on the grounds of family relationships and left the meeting at 10.43am.  Cr. Cedric Friday assumed the chair for discussion and resolution of this item.

 

1019

y

17/8/2010

Mayor Desmond Tayley

Mayor declared his conflict of interest and left the room at 11.50am.  Cr. Friday assumed the chair for discussion and resolution of this item.

 

1107

y

14/12/2010

Deputy Mayor

Talita Nandy

Deputy Mayor declared her conflict of interest due to family/friendship and vacated the room.  Mayor indicated that he would abstain from voting

1245

y

18/01/2011

CEO

The CEO advised Council that there is no need for individual Councillors to declare either a material interest or a conflict of interest in the list of bad debts attached to the report due to the age of the debts and the remoteness of the Councillors to the transactions incurred by the debtors on the list.

Also it should be carefully noted that Council’s independent auditors have recommended the write off’s.  This recommendation was supported by the Corporate Services Manager and the Chief Executive Officer.

 

1291

n

18/01/2011

Cr. Zeila Wallace

Cr. Wallace declared her conflict of interest and left the room for the reason that the letter writer is her father.

No Resolution

 

y

16/02/2011

Cr. Desmond Tayley

Mayor declared a material personal interest and left the room whilst discussion and voting took place

 

1314

 

Y

 

 

15/3/2011

Cr. Talita Nandy

Deputy Mayor declared a material personal interest for the reason that she is a tenant of 49 Louis Street, and left the room whilst discussion and voting took place

 

1343

y

21/6/2011

Cr. Zeila Wallace

Cr Wallace abstain from voting because she is an employee of PCYC

 

1417

y

16/8/2011

Cr. Zeila Wallace

Cr. Wallace declared her conflict of interest due to being related to the applicant who is eligible for a 1-bedroom property – 119H Hartwig St

 

1524

y

18/.10/2011

Cr. Zeila Wallace

Cr. Wallace declared her conflict of interest due to material conflict of interest

 

1564

y

13/12/2011

Cr. Wallace

Deputy Mayor declared her conflict of interest because she is related to the applicants but remained in the room.

 

1659

n

24.4.2012

Cr. Tayley

Mayor Desmond Tayley declared his material personal interest for the reason that he is the tenant of 109 Louis Street and left the room and did not vote.

 

 

 

1771

y

20.11.2012

Cr. Nandy

Cr. Nandy declared her material personal interest because she is the Manager of the Cold Water Band

 

2026

y

22.01.2013

Cr. Nandy

Councillor Nandy declared a material interest in this item as T’Kehya Nandy is her daughter and she left the room

2073

y

28.01.2013

Cr. Nandy

Cr Talita Tayley declared a conflict of interest and left chambers at 9.30am

2209

y

21.11.2013

Cr. Duncan

Cr, Duncan declared a conflict of interest at 1.14pm due to close family ties and returns to chambers at 1.52pm

 

2348

y

23.06.2015

Cr. Tayley

Cr. Tayley declared his conflict of interest on Lot 21 Cape Tribulation Road and left the meeting at 10.40 am

2669

y

19.07.2016

Cr. Bloomfield

Deputy Mayor declares his CPI but remained in the room

2879

n

20.09.2016

Cr. D Tayley and Cr. B Creek

Mayor and Cr Creek declared their MPI and left the room.  This was in relation to 152 Little Douglas Street.

 

2912

y

 

 

 

 

 

 

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