The Community Consultative Committee (CCC) has a defined role and terms of reference under NSW Government legislation.
The objectives of the CCC are to:
- advise and assist the Trust in the development and review of its plans and policies
- monitor and evaluate the Trust's performance
- advise the Trust on possible new or modified services and facilities and
- deal with everything from maintenance priorities to tree planting and conservation management plans.
Members of the CCC keep the Trust informed of visitor and local issues relating to the Parklands and actively engages with the community through attendance at resident association meetings and formal local council forums.
The CCC must meet at least of once a quarter.
The CCC consists of 10 members, with the the Director and Chief Executive of the Centennnial Park and Moore Park Trust being able to recommend himself or herself for appointment as a member, and may recommend any other person whom the Director is satisfied:
- has a sound knowledge of the Trust lands and of Trust activities, and
- (b) is able to communicate effectively with local residents, local community groups and other persons who use the Trust lands.
If the Director and Chief Executive is appointed as a member of the Committee, the Director and Chief Executive may, from time to time, appoint a person to be the Director and Chief Executive's deputy as such a member, and may revoke any such appointment.
Term of Office
A member of the CCC (other than the Director and Chief Executive) holds office for a term of 2 years, and is eligible for re-appointment as a member for no more than 2 consecutive terms).
If the Director and Chief Executive is appointed as a member of the Committee, the Director and Chief Executive holds office as a member for so long as the Director and Chief Executive holds office as Director and Chief Executive, subject to this Part.
Responsibilities and Obligations of Members
All CCC Members must sign and agree to the Code of Conduct, outlining the requirement to act in good faith, act honestly and not make improper use of information acquired as a CCC Member. CCC Members are required to use sound judgement and discretion at all times.
Members of the CCC are also required to disclose any conflicts of interest or gifts and benefits received as a result of being a Member of the CCC.
Role of the Chairperson
The chairperson is elected by a majority of the Committee.
In the absence of the chairperson, the deputy of that member may, if available, act in the place of the chairperson.
The chairperson is to have a deliberative vote and, in the event of an equality of votes, a second or casting vote.
The chairperson and 5 other members form a quorum at any meeting of the Committee and any duly convened meeting at which a quorum is present is competent to transact any business of the CCC.
Questions arising at a meeting of the Committee are to be determined by a majority of the votes of the members present and voting.
Meetings of each CCC Meeting must be recorded and preserved.
A copy of the minutes is to be submitted to the Trust for its consideration as soon as practicable after being confirmed by a meeting of the Committee.
The CCC will also place a summary of discussions on the Centennial Parklands website at the earliest practical time.