New Year's Eve Red Cross Donation

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Determined


Moved by Councillor Forster, seconded by Councillor Chung –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          for the 2018 New Year's Eve celebrations the Lord Mayor invited a number of guests to attend with her the 'Midnight at Oasis' event in the Royal Botanic Gardens; and

(ii)         the total cost for the attendees was $7,200 (excluding GST); and

(B)        the Lord Mayor be requested to:

(i)          cancel any plans for a similar event for the 2019 New Year's Eve celebrations; and

(ii)         make a donation of $7,200 to the Australian Red Cross to help NSW victims of recent bushfires and the ongoing drought.

The motion was lost on the following show of hands –

Ayes (3)     Councillors Chung, Forster and Vithoulkas.

Noes (7)     The Chair (the Lord Mayor), Councillors Kok, Miller, Phelps, Scott, Scully and Thalis.

Motion lost.


Report author: Rebekah Celestin

Publication date: 09/12/2019

Date of decision: 09/12/2019

Decided at meeting: 09/12/2019 - Council

Accompanying Documents: