Brothels make it on Council agenda

BROTHELS made their way on to the agenda of the Coffs Harbour City Council meeting on Thursday.

Cr John Arkan introduced the topic, asking in Questions on Notice: “What are the rules as to the operation of brothels within Coffs Harbour local government area – are the illegal operators (ad advertised in local newspapers) regulated?”

General manager Stephen Sawtell said he would email all councillors ‘your own brothel information’.

Against a background of laughter from councillors and the public gallery, he said the sheet was not about how to use the brothels but how they were regulated.

“We don’t go out and hunt for trouble, we respond to complaints,” he said.

Cr Arkan said the matter had been brought to him ‘in a rather abrupt way’ with threats that a war was about to break out.

The mayor Cr Keith Rhoades said such information about certain groups and people ‘should be placed with the relevant authorities’.



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