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Markets Policy Review Project Reference Group

Date commenced: 
30 January 2014
Date disbanded: 
31 March 2015

Objectives

The purpose of the PRG is to undertake another review of the Market Policy as outlined in Part 3 of Resolution 12-693 which states:

“3. That Council consider the formation of a project reference group or Advisory committee to undertake another review of the Market Policy.”

The review will include the following actions: 

  1. Review Markets within Byron Shire Policy 5.51.
  2. Review draft new Policy Markets on Council owned and controlled land #DM1158287 and draft Expression of Interest for Market Licences #DM1255013 placed on public exhibition in December 2011.
  3. Review legal advice and directives from Crown Lands in relation to Market Policy development.
  4. Consider relevant legislative requirements and Crown Lands advice regarding Markets operating on Council owned or Crown Land managed land.
  5. Consider relevant legislative requirements relevant to the current Market Policy and draft Market Policy placed on public exhibition in December 2011.
  6. Review minutes and consultation processes from the Market and Creative Industry Committee meetings from 2009 in relation to the development of the new draft Policy Markets on Council owned and controlled land.
  7. Review submissions received during public exhibition in December 2011 of draft Policy Markets on Council owned and controlled land and draft Expression of Interest for Market Licences.
  8. Undertake further consultation as required with current market license holders (market managers), market stallholders, and the wider community.
  9. Review market policies of NOROC participating councils.
  10. Determine recommendations to Council for
    10.1. Policy amendments,
    10.2. Methodology options for determining market value for Market manager licence fees,
    10.3. Evaluation criteria for inclusion in competitive processes for granting Market manager licenses.

 These objectives have been confirmed by Council on 29 August 2013 as outlined in Resolution 13-447 which states: 

“1.That Council establish the Markets Policy Review Project Reference Group…”.

Timeframe to carry out objectives

Six months (January to June 2014)

Membership

Membership is to include sixteen (16) members: 

  • Five (5) Councillors – Councillors Ibrahim, Richardson, Cubis, Cameron and Spooner
  • Two (2) interested community representatives: (chosen through a process of expressions of interest);
  • Six (6) market manager representatives
  • Three (3) market stall holder representatives
  • Staff nominees of the General Manager (staff participating on the working group do not have any voting entitlements)

Committee meets

On a monthly basis in January, February, March, April, May and June 2014.

30 January 2014
Report 27.51 KB
Confirmed