Please note:  These minutes are yet to be confirmed as a true record of proceedings

CITY OF BUSSELTON

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF ELECTORS HELD ON 21 February 2022

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ITEM NO.                                        SUBJECT                                                                                                                              PAGE NO.

1....... aCKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY. 2

2....... Attendance. 2

3....... purpose of the meeting.. 3

4....... motions by electors. 3

5....... Closure. 5

 


Special Meeting of Electors                                               2                                                                21 February 2022

MINUTES

 

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF ELECTORS HELD AT CHURCHILL PARK, BROWN ST, Busselton, ON 21 February 2022 AT 5.30pm.

 

 

1.               aCKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Presiding Member opened the meeting at 5.35pm.

 

                   The Presiding Member noted this meeting is held on the lands of the Wadandi people and

acknowledged them as Traditional Owners, paying respect to their Elders, past and present, and emerging.

 

Bill Webb led Welcome to Country.

 

The blessing was delivered by Tim McIntosh.

 

2.               Attendance  

Presiding Member:

Members:

 

Cr Grant Henley     Mayor

Cr Paul Carter          Deputy Mayor

Cr Sue Riccelli

Cr Kate Cox

Cr Anne Ryan

Cr Phill Cronin

Cr Jodie Richards

 

 

Officers:

 

Mr Mike Archer, Chief Executive Officer

Ms Sarah Pierson, Manager Governance and Corporate Services
Ms Jo Barrett-Lennard, Governance Officer

 

Apologies:

Cr Mikayla Love

Cr Ross Paine

 

Public:

450 (approximately)


3.               purpose of the meeting

                   The matters to be discussed as requested by electors were:

a.       Hear concerns in respect to the detrimental economic, business, workplace health and safety, public liability and lifestyle impacts of the vaccination mandates specifically on the City of Busselton community.

b.       Ensure Councillors and the CEO of the City of Busselton acknowledge and understand the financial risks to the ratepayers of the City that these vaccination mandates could potentially impose on them.

c.       Declaring the City of Busselton a Pro-Choice community and advise the Premier of Western Australia and State Parliament about the concerns of the City of Busselton community and request they refrain from imposing any further mandates and revoke any mandates in place now.

4.               motions by electors

RESOLUTION

C2202/026              Moved Ross McNab, seconded Heather Worrall*

 

MOTION

Request that the City of Busselton advocate on behalf of local volunteers to the state government to remove the vaccine mandate, allowing all willing community members to participate in volunteer work.

CARRIED

FOR: ALL

AGAINST: 1

 

 

RESOLUTION

C2202/027              Moved Chris Carlyle, seconded Elanor McKie

 

MOTION

Request the City of Busselton write to the State Government to initiate a survey regarding impacts of mandates on small businesses.

CARRIED

FOR: ALL

AGAINST: 2


 

 

 

RESOLUTION

C2202/028              Moved Troy Bottegal, seconded Mark Teasdale

 

MOTION

Request that the City of Busselton write to the State Government and request that they provide absolute clarity to businesses with regards to any liability of all mandates. 

CARRIED

 

 

RESOLUTION

C2202/029              Moved Richard Beecroft, seconded Kellie Ashdown

 

MOTION

We request that the City of Busselton develop and conduct a survey on the impact of mandates on ratepayers.

CARRIED

 

 

RESOLUTION

C2202/030              Moved Melissa Cristinelli, seconded Melanie Watts

 

MOTION

Request that the City of Busselton to ask the State Government to request clear information that clarifies the mandates for all local businesses regarding overreach.

CARRIED

 

 

RESOLUTION

C2202/031              Moved Shane Mezger, seconded George Simpson

 

MOTION

That the City of Busselton advocates to all relevant State and Federal Ministers for removal of all mandates and restriction, as these mandates are causing segregation and immense harm.

CARRIED


 

5.               Closure

The Presiding Member closed the meeting at 7:10pm.

 

*Resident of Busselton status could not be confirmed at time of publishing minutes.

 

 

THESE MINUTES CONSISTING OF PAGES 1 TO 5 WERE CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD ON Wednesday, 9 march 2022.

 

DATE:_________________  PRESIDING MEMBER:         _____________________________