South East Australian Transport Strategy Inc (SEATS) Meeting held in Sale, Victoria at the impressive Gippsland Regional Sports Complex.
The meeting was hosted by the Wellington Shire Council and delegates and members were warmly welcomed by Cr Carolyn Crossley, Wellington Shire Mayor.
Cr Patricia White, SEATS Chair, thanked the Mayor and Wellington Shire for hosting the meeting.
SEATS was delighted with the attendance of the Mr Danny O’Brien MLA, Member for Gippsland South, who attended the tour of the Gippsland Water Soil and Organic Recycling Facility and spoke at the Dinner.
Presentations at the event included:
- • Mr John Websdale, Wellington Shire General Manager for Development spoke about what was driving the economy in the Shire, how the Shire and community was
managing this significant change, what strategies were being applied and in this exciting time how the Wellington and Victorian economy will benefit
- • Mr Scott Lawrence, VicRoads Regional Director who spoke about “Making Our Roads Safer”.
- • Mr Dave Jones, RACV Manager Roads and Traffic Advocacy presented on the topic of “Better Roads For Victoria”.
Cr Anthony Mayne facilitated further discussion and delegates contributed their thoughts on the mission statement and why they are SEATS members. A working party made up of Cr Mayne, Cr Pelz and Mr Greg Pullen will continue with the fine tuning of the SEATS Vision and Mission Statements and bring the document back for adoption at the November meeting.
Mayors, Councillors and senior staff were encouraged to attend the NSW Local Roads Conference earlier this year at Parliament House in Sydney. SEATS has endorsed the Conference Communique and will seek the delivery of these outcomes from the NSW and Federal Government.
The AGM was held under the Victorian Incorporation Rules but in future the AGM will be held in February to avoid any clashes with Local, State or Federal elections. The election of the Executive Committee was held over until the February meeting and the existing Executive members all agreed to continue until that time.
The detailed Financial Report for 2016/2017 provided by the SEATS Treasurer was received and Proposed Budget for 2017/2018 adopted. The fees for the 2017/2018 will remain the same as the previous year.