Sydney New Year’s Eve 2021 Event Arrangements

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Determined


Moved by the Chair (the Lord Mayor), seconded by Councillor Thalis -

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council approve an exemption from tender in accordance with section 55 (3)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993 to enter into any agreements necessary to ensure the delivery of a New Year's Eve event for 2021;

(B)      Council note that a satisfactory result would not be achieved by inviting tenders at this time for the following reasons:

(i)         there are uncertainties in delivering the New Year's Eve event in 2021 due to the ongoing Delta variant Covid-19 outbreak that may require procurement of unknown goods and/or services at very short notice; and

(ii)        there is insufficient time to undertake a full procurement process;

(C)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate, execute and administer any additional contracts required to deliver New Year's Eve 2021;

(D)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to approve variations of existing contracts relating to the delivery of the New Year's Eve 2021 event to add scope where necessary to ensure the safe delivery of the event in 2021 with Council to be advised by way of CEO Update of any contracts varied as a result of this delegation;

(E)      if the New Year's Eve 2021 event, or part of it, is transferred to the NSW Government to deliver, Council note that the Chief Executive Officer may exercise discretion to waive fees payable by the NSW Government associated with the delivery of the event under the Covid-19 fee waiver category; and

(F)      Council note that the resolutions above are required to implement the 5 October 2021 Extraordinary Council meeting resolution in relation to the delivery of a New Year's Eve event for 2021.

Carried unanimously.



Report author: Sasha Baroni

Publication date: 18/10/2021

Date of decision: 18/10/2021

Decided at meeting: 18/10/2021 - Council

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