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Position Statements Register

MatterMatter MatterLease of Port Kembla Harbour
Date AdoptedDate Adopted Date Adopted09/07/2012
Date for ReviewDate for Review Date for Review31/03/2018
Responsible OfficerResponsible Officer Responsible OfficerExecutive Strategy Manager
DivisionDivision DivisionOffice of General Manager + Executive
Position StatementPosition Statement Position Statement
Council’s preferred position is that the proposed sale or lease of the port will: a)  allow for yearly compensation or financial assistance to Wollongong City Council to assist with the maintenance, renewal and creation of local infrastructure associated with current and future growth of Port Kembla and associated truck/vehicular movements; b)  retain and support current employees of Port Kembla Port Corporation in their positions and roles; c)  continue to provide community updates and avenues of communication between the port and local community, eg website and Port Kembla Pollution Meetings; d)  allow for Council and community representation to contribute to and oversee environmental policies, procedures, actions and testing essential for continued community confidence in environmental management of Port Kembla; and e)  be committed through a contract of sale or terms of lease to financially contribute a percentage of annual profit to regional infrastructure and economic development
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 Notice of Motion by Cr Martin