Council Carry-Ons. CHCC meeting 24 May 2018.

This is a continuing look at the major decisions made by Councils in the Coffs Coast region at their meetings. 

This week we look at the Coffs Harbour City Council meeting held on on 24 May 2018.  This week the focus in our report is solely on the World Rally Championship (WRC) and issues around CHCC sponsorship of it and whether the CHCC GM should be on the WRC Board. For full minutes of the meeting go here.

By the Editor.

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BS18/32          Rally Australia Events 2018 – 2020

Executive Summary

Coffs Harbour hosts the Australian Round of the World Rally Championship (WRC) organised by Rally Australia since 2011, with sponsorship and hire arrangements with Council in place.

For 2018, Rally Australia has been successful in gaining Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) approval for the Australian Round of the WRC to be the last event on the rally calendar. The event will therefore now occur from 15 to 18 November 2018. For 2019 and 2020 Rally Australia wishes to secure similar timing.

The Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park is again proposed as the main venue to host the Rally Australia event in 2018, with the precinct hosting the service centre. This provides an opportunity for the community to be associated with the event and related activities. The ceremonial start, Rally Show and presentations will again to be hosted in Coffs Harbour.

For 2018 it is again proposed that a Super Special Stage be run on Friday and Saturday at the Jetty Foreshores. This location will greatly assist in showcasing Coffs Harbour to the worldwide rally audience. The timing of the stage will also assist in generating custom for hospitality businesses.

The sponsorship arrangements are in line with the principles of the prior year arrangement entered into with Rally Australia. Funding will be required from the 2018/19 Operational Plan and Budget similar to the previous year.  It is similarly expected that these arrangements will also apply for the 2019 and 2020 events.

Motion (Cr Sally Townley / Cr Paul Amos)

That Council:

  1. Approve the sponsorship arrangements contained in Confidential Attachment 1 with funding to be allocated in the 2018/19 Operational Plan and Budget.

 

  1. Delegate authority to the General Manager to execute the Sponsorship and Hire Agreement for 2018 between Coffs Harbour City Council and Rally Australia Pty Ltd.

 

  1. Delegate authority to the General Manager to execute a Sponsorship and Hire Agreement for 2019 and 2020 between Coffs Harbour City Council and Rally Australia Pty Ltd at the appropriate time, with a sponsorship package value no greater than the value for 2018 indexed by the ordinary general rate peg applicable for each of these years, subject to:

 

3.1.    The event remaining an official round of the World Rally Championship as sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile;

 

3.2.    Continued investment and support of the event by the NSW State Government;

 

3.3.    The event continuing to be held substantially in the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area; and

 

3.4.    No substantial reduction in the scale of the event.

 

  1. Request the General Manager to relinquish his position of Director of Rally Australia Pty Ltd and instead act in an ex officio advisory capacity to the Board

 

  1. Make available for public inspection the details of the 2017 Sponsorship and Hire Agreement.

 

Amendment

 

(Cr Keith Rhoades / Cr John Arkan)

 

That Council:

 

  1. Approve the sponsorship arrangements contained in Confidential Attachment 1 with funding to be allocated in the 2018/19 Operational Plan and Budget.

 

  1. Delegate authority to the General Manager to execute the Sponsorship and Hire Agreement for 2018 between Coffs Harbour City Council and Rally Australia Pty Ltd.

 

  1. Delegate authority to the General Manager to execute a Sponsorship and Hire Agreement for 2019 and 2020 between Coffs Harbour City Council and Rally Australia Pty Ltd at the appropriate time, with a sponsorship package value no greater than the value for 2018 indexed by the ordinary general rate peg applicable for each of these years, subject to:

 

3.1.    The event remaining an official round of the World Rally Championship as sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile;

 

3.2.    Continued investment and support of the event by the NSW State Government;

 

3.3.    The event continuing to be held substantially in the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area; and

 

3.4.    No substantial reduction in the scale of the event.

 

For:         Crs Knight, Adendorff, Arkan, Rhoades and Swan

 

Against:  Crs Amos, and Townley

 

The AMENDMENT on being put to the meeting was CARRIED and became the MOTION.  The FORESHADOWED AMENDMENT was then brought forward and became an AMENDMENT

 

Amendment

Motion (Cr Paul Amos / Cr Michael Adendorff)

 

That Council:

 

  1. Approve the sponsorship arrangements contained in Confidential Attachment 1 with funding to be allocated in the 2018/19 Operational Plan and Budget.

 

  1. Delegate authority to the General Manager to execute the Sponsorship and Hire Agreement for 2018 between Coffs Harbour City Council and Rally Australia Pty Ltd.

 

  1. Delegate authority to the General Manager to execute a Sponsorship and Hire Agreement for 2019 and 2020 between Coffs Harbour City Council and Rally Australia Pty Ltd at the appropriate time, with a sponsorship package value no greater than the value for 2018 indexed by the ordinary general rate peg applicable for each of these years, subject to:

 

3.1.    The event remaining an official round of the World Rally Championship as sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile;

 

3.2.    Continued investment and support of the event by the NSW State Government;

 

3.3.    The event continuing to be held substantially in the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area; and

 

3.4.   No substantial reduction in the scale of the event.

 

  1. Council release publicly the value of the sponsorship package for the 2016 Rally event and the estimated financial benefit from that event in that year, subject to legal advice.

 

For:         Crs Amos, Swan and Townley

 

Against:  Crs Knight, Adendorff, Arkan, and Rhoades

 

The AMENDMENT on being put to the meeting was LOST.

 

MOTION

2018/120

Resolved (Cr Keith Rhoades / Cr John Arkan)

That Council:

  1. Approve the sponsorship arrangements contained in Confidential Attachment 1 with funding to be allocated in the 2018/19 Operational Plan and Budget.

 

  1. Delegate authority to the General Manager to execute the Sponsorship and Hire Agreement for 2018 between Coffs Harbour City Council and Rally Australia Pty Ltd.

 

  1. Delegate authority to the General Manager to execute a Sponsorship and Hire Agreement for 2019 and 2020 between Coffs Harbour City Council and Rally Australia Pty Ltd at the appropriate time, with a sponsorship package value no greater than the value for 2018 indexed by the ordinary general rate peg applicable for each of these years, subject to:

 

3.1.    The event remaining an official round of the World Rally Championship as sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile;

 

3.2.    Continued investment and support of the event by the NSW State Government;

 

3.3.    The event continuing to be held substantially in the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area; and

 

3.4.    No substantial reduction in the scale of the event.

 

For:         Crs Knight, Adendorff, Amos, Arkan, Rhoades and Swan

Against:  Cr Townley

 

The MOTION on being put to the meeting was CARRIED.

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