NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

 

MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Council Meeting HELD ON 05 June 2008

 

PRESENT

 

Cr George Hicks (Mayor)

Cr John Ainsworth

Cr Paula Flack

Cr Rhonda Hoban

Cr Michael Moran OAM

Cr Barry Duffus

Cr Sue Nash

Cr Chris Waller

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Michael Coulter (General Manager)

Monika Schuhmacher (Minute Secretary)

Greg Meyers (Director Environment & Planning)

Lorraine Hemsworth (Minute Secretary)

Bruce Redman (Director Engineering Services)

 

 

 

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

 

SUBJECT:   DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

Councillor CM Waller declared a pecuniary interest in Item 9.7 Categorising Council’s Swimming Pools under the Local Government Act as his family business rents lanes in the hydrotherapy pool and left the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor SN Nash declared a pecuniary interest in Item 9.12 Late Report on Tenders for the Investigation, Design and Construction of the Upper Warrell Creek Rail Overbridge under the Local Government Act as her father-in-law owns industrial zoned land in Macksville on which Cr Nash farms and left the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor PF Flack declared a pecuniary interest in Item 10.6 North Coast Area Health Advisory Council Regional Meeting – Nambucca Shire under the Local Government Act as she is employed by the NCAHS at the Macksville Hospital and left the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor BD Duffus declared a pecuniary interest in Item 10.9 DA2008/202 – Dwelling Additions to 25 Seaview Street, Nambucca Heads under the Local Government Act as his son owns this land and left the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor JA Ainsworth declared a pecuniary interest in Item 10.10 Report on Progress of Rural-Residential Land Release Strategy Exhibition under the Local Government Act as he owns land in the release area and left the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor SN Nash declared a non-pecuniary insignificant conflict of interest in Item 12.14 Rental of Bowraville Theatre under the Local Government Act as she is a member of the Bowraville Arts Council.  She did not  leave the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor SN Nash declared a pecuniary interest in late Closed Meeting Item 12.5 Tender TO42/2008 – Upper Warrell Creek Bridge Over the Railway Line under the Local Government Act as her father-in-law owns industrial zoned land in Macksville on which Cr Nash farms and left the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor RH Hoban declared a non-pecuniary significant conflict of interest in Items 12.4 Tender TO13/2008 Raw Feed; Item 12.7 Tender TO12/2008 Crusher Run;  Item 12.8 TO14/2008 Roadbase Ex-Bin and the Questions With Notice for Closed Meeting, under the Local Government Act for the reason of public perception as prior to becoming a Councillor Cr Hoban publicly advocated on behalf of Roktam over a DA and researched and prepared documents for their Land and Environment Court case and left the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor M Moran OAM declared an interest in Item 11.1 Local Emergency management Committee and left the meeting for this item.

 


 

 

SUBJECT:   CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Council Meeting 15 May 2008

370/08 Resolved:         (Duffus/Moran)

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting of 15 May 2008  be confirmed subject to the following:

 

  • Page 6 and 7       Item 9.3, Cr Flack declared a pecuniary interest left the Chambers for Recommendations 5, 9, 10 and 14.  Cr Flack did not move Recommendation 14.
  • Page 19              Item 11.3, Cr Hoban did not second lost motion

 

 

 

 

 


NOTICE OF MOTION – CR Hoban

ITEM 5.15    SF1076              050608      Notice of Motion - Broadband Services to Rural Areas - Request Fast-tracking

371/08 Resolved:         (Hoban/Ainsworth)

 

That Council write to the Federal Minister for Communication and ask when Broadband service will be available in all rural areas in the Nambucca Shire, as many businesses are suffering through the delay of dial-up services.

 

 

 


NOTICE OF MOTION – CR Moran OAM

ITEM 5.2      SF793                050608      Notice of Motion - Sale of Land at Max Graham Drive, Valla Beach - Section 94 Contributions

372/08Resolved:          (Moran/Nash)

 

That the funds generated from the sale of land on Max Graham Drive be utilised as part of Council’s contribution towards the Section 94 project at Anderson Park, Valla Beach.

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION – CR Moran OAM

ITEM 5.3      SF15                  050608      Notice of Motion - Provision of Toilets at the Macksville Saleyards

373/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Hoban)

 

That a report be prepared on the provision of toilets at the Macksville saleyards.

 

 

 


 


NOTICE OF MOTION – CR Moran OAM

ITEM 5.4      SF357                050608      Notice of Motion - Proposed District Map - Western Wall of Macksville Aquatic Centre

374/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Nash)

 

That Council investigate the establishment of a district map on the western wall of the pool complex as public art and apply the money which was set aside for the tourist office.

 

 

 


NOTICE OF MOTION – CR Flack

ITEM 5.5      SF750                050608      Notice of Motion - Submissions to Development Applications - Fortnightly List to Councillors

375/08 RESOLVED:         (Nash/Flack)

 

That Councillors receive a fortnightly list of all DAs to which a submission has been made, so as to enable them to seek information from staff and decide whether or not to call in the application for determination by Council.

 

 

 


NOTICE OF MOTION – CR Flack

ITEM 5.6      SF750                050608      Notice of Motion - Development Applications Notification Committee - Disbanded

376/08 MOTION:    (Flack/Nash)

 

That the Development Application Notification Committee (DANC) be disbanded and that matters dealt with by the DANC be brought to the Works Inspection Committee for consideration.

 

The motion was LOST.

 

 

 



NOTICE OF MOTION – CR Flack

ITEM 5.7      SF210                050608      Notice of Motion - Macksville Sewerage Treatment Plant - Recycled Water for Renewable Resource - Hardwood Timber

Motion:      (Flack/Nash)

 

That a report be prepared on the feasibility of:

 

1        Using recycled STP water to establish a native hardwood plantation on available open space on Council owned land, being Lot 2, DP 538542 between the Council’s Works Depot and NEOC building and the Macksville STP and including the possibility of using the unformed roads adjoining Lot 2.

 

2        Seeking appropriate funding sources such as the Commonwealth Government’s National Water Security Plan funding program, the new DECC Climate Change Fund, DECC Public Facilities Fund or DECC Environmental Restoration & Rehabilitation Fund, to establish and maintain the plantation in its early stages.

 

3        Using sludge from Macksville STP as a means of fertilising the plantation.

 

Amendment:       (Hoban/Flack)

 

An amendment was moved that the previous report on the Macksville Sewerage Treatment Plant Recycled Water for Renewable Resource be brought forward to Council for consideration.

 

The amendment was carried and it became the motion and it was:

 

377/08 RESOLVED:         (Hoban/Flack)

 

That the previous report on the Macksville Sewerage Treatment Plant Recycled Water for Renewable Resource be brought forward to Council for consideration.

 

 

 


NOTICE OF MOTION – CR Duffus - LATE

ITEM 5.8      SF711                050608      Notice of Motion - Tenders - Council's Policy

378/08 RESOLVED:         (Duffus/Moran)

 

That as part of the implementation of an overall internal auditing system, Council review its policy relating to the opening of tenders and include a process whereby tenders are copied immediately upon opening and the copy kept securely by the General Manager.

 

 

 


NOTICE OF MOTION – CR Duffus - LATE

ITEM 5.9      SF793                050608      Notice of Motion - Total Ban on Night Netting on Beaches

379/08 RESOLVED:         (Duffus/Waller)

 

That Council writes to the appropriate government departments requesting a total ban on night netting on all Nambucca Shire beaches.

 

 


  

DELEGATIONS

380/08Resolved:          (Ainsworth/Duffus)

 

That the following delegations be heard:

 

A       Item 9.11—Submissions to Draft Management Plan 2008/2013

          i)        Ms Angie Evans

          ii)       Mr Robert Mitchell on behalf of All Clean Skips

          iii)      Mr John Moore (was not present for the meeting)

 

B       Item 10.9—DA2008/202—Dwelling Additions to 25 Seaview Street

          I)        Mr Alan Rudge (was not present for the meeting)

 

C       Item 10.10—Progress of Rural-Residential Land Release Strategy Exhibition

          i)        Mrs Joy Sheather

          ii)       Mr Ian Tatnell

          iii)      Mr Peter Turnbull

 

D       Item 11.3—Application to Install Motor Bypass

          i)        Ms Diana Desic

 

E       Item 9.9—Nambucca Highway Action Group—Proposed Protest March—Saturday 21 June 2008

          i)        Mr Chris O’Halloran

 

 

A       Item 9.11—Submissions to Draft Management Plan 2008/2013

 

Ms Evans addressed Council making the following points:

·                Speaking on behalf of Community Services Support Committee

·                Council should take a strategic role

·                Council take on leadership role in particular with budget items eg managing community services directory

·                Libraries are valued by all areas of the community

·                An extension of library hours is supported

·                Council seek grant funding to complete skate park and urge to follow through with this resolution.

 

Mr Robert Mitchell from All Clean Skips spoke to a prepared statement which is on file.

 

ITEM 9.11    SF1027              050608      Submissions to Draft Management Plan 2008/2013

381/08 Resolved:         (Hoban/Flack)

 

That Council deal with the items individually.

 

382/08 Resolved:         (Waller/Ainsworth)

 

1          That Council note the connection to Hyland Park as Stage 6 of the cycleway plan and that Mr Pedlow be advised that it is not expected to be constructed within the next 5 years.

 

 

383/08 Resolved:         (Moran/Duffus)

 

2          That Council note the response to Ms du Casse.

 

 

 

 

384/08 Resolved:         (Hoban/Flack)

3          That the charge for skip bins be applied to estimated volume of waste in the container at the same rate as applied to utilities and trailers with any revenue shortfall to be funded from the waste surplus.  This arrangement to remain in place until a weighbridge is installed.

 

 

385/08 Resolved:         (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

4          That the savings associated with 2007/08 waste processing deferral be applied to the waste management charges over the next two years with Domestic Waste Management and Other Waste Management Charge for 2008/09 reducing to $390.00, the Vacant Waste Management Charge for 2008/09 reducing to $111 and the Tip Provision Charge for 2008/09 reducing to $87.

 

 

386/08 Resolved:         (Nash/Moran)

 

5          That the draft Budget be adjusted to reflect the revised election expenses estimate of $112,400 from the Electoral Commission being an additional $19,000 to that exhibited in the draft.

 

 

MOTION       (Ainsworth/Flack)

 

6          That Council allocate $28,100 in the 2008/09 budget for playground equipment repairs and maintenance.

 

Amendment:       (Moran/Duffus)

 

An amendment was moved that playground equipment not be replaced as it becomes vandalised.

The amendment was LOST.

 

The motion was carried and it was:

 

387/08 Resolved:         (Ainsworth/Flack)

 

6          That Council allocate $28,100 in the 2008/09 budget for playground equipment repairs and maintenance.

 

Note:  Cr Duffus and Cr Moran requested that their votes be recorded as against this resolution for reasons of vandalism and insurance costs.

 

 

388/08 Resolved:         (Waller/Moran)

 

7          That the following jobs make up the unallocated $200,000 road capital works in the draft 2008/09 budget.  Clayholes Rd     $40,000, Browns Crossing Rd $22,000 and Gumma Rd $138,000.

 

Note:  Cr Hoban and Cr Duffus requested that their votes be recorded as against this resolution.

 

 

389/08 Resolved:         (Ainsworth/Moran)

 

8          That Council adjust the budget for land purchases for roads from $60,000 to $43,000 as per Council resolution 3 April 2008.

 

 

 

390/08 Resolved:         (Flack/Nash)

 

9          That Council note the support by the Community Services Committee of the draft 2008/09 library contribution to Clarence Regional Library, increased library operating hours and any additional funding which may be required to enable the Director Engineering Services to complete the Skate Park during 2008.

 

Note:  Cr Moran requested that his vote be recorded as against this resolution.

 

 

391/08 Resolved:         (Ainsworth/Nash)

 

10        Council write to potential sporting users seeking their interest in using Anderson Park for regular fixtures and training.  Such sporting groups to include soccer, rugby league, little athletics and netball.

 

 

392/08 Resolved:         (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

11         That Mr D Allen be advised that Council is reviewing its software to improve linkages between all its strategic plans and the management plan.

 

 

393/08 Resolved:         (Ainsworth/Nash)

 

12         That Ms Coleing be advised that in addition to the compliance activities undertaken by its Vehicle Access to Beaches Committee, the draft Management Plan makes provision for the employment of a part time Ranger.

 

 

MOTION       (Hoban/Duffus)

 

13         That the Strategies, Actions and KPI’s for I1, I3 an I5 of the 20 Year Community Strategic Plan 2008/28 be amended as provided by Director Engineering Services and remove rolling program of traffic counts.

 

Amendment:       (Ainsworth/Waller)

An amendment was moved that that the Strategies, Actions and KPI’s for I1, I3 an I5 of the 20 Year Community Strategic Plan 2008/28 be amended as provided by Director Engineering Services.

 

The amendment was carried and it became the motion and it was:

 

394/08 Resolved:         (Ainsworth/Waller)

 

That the Strategies, Actions and KPI’s for I1, I3 an I5 of the 20 Year Community Strategic Plan 2008/28 be amended as provided by Director Engineering Services.

 

 

395/08 Resolved:         (Hoban/Moran)

 

14         That the Strategies, Actions and KPI’s for P1 of the 20 Year Community Strategic Plan 2008/28 be amended as per attached.

 

 

396/08 Resolved:         (Moran/Nash)

 

15         That the Draft Management Plan for 2007/2012 and the Draft Budget and Revenue Policy for 2007/2008 be amended to reflect the foregoing recommendations and be adopted.

 

 


 


DELEGATIONS continued

Councillor John Ainsworth left the meeting at 6.47 pm

Councillor John Ainsworth returned to the meeting after the completion of the item at 7.34 pm

 

C       Item 10.10—Progress of Rural-Residential Land Release Strategy Exhibition

 

          Mrs Joy Sheather spoke to a prepared paper which is on file.

 

          Mr Peter Turnbull addressed Council making the following points:

·    Believes more time is required to consider the Strategy

·    Should be looked at together with the Structure Plan

·    He has invested in the Nambucca Valley

·    Zoning important to his retirement strategy and now going to be taken away

·    Only possible to obtain copy of Structure Plan on disc

·    Changes should be on public display simultaneously with Rural Residential Land Release Strategy

·    Need to know what the Valley population is expected by Council to be.

 

          Mr Ian Tatnell addressed Council making the following points:

·    Properties purchased with view of subdivision for future

·    Moved to property for lifestyle and significant contribution of superannuation

·    Feels ‘pretty well ripped off’

·    Has made submission to State Government

·    Social implications can only be taken into consideration by Council –not State Government

·    Hopes Local Government will make recommendations in favour.

 

 

ITEM 10.10   SF529                050608      Report on Progress of Rural-Residential Land Release Strategy Exhibition

397/08 Resolved:         (Hoban/Duffus)

 

1          That Council note that the exhibition period for the draft Rural-Residential Land Release Strategy has been extended for two weeks to 13 June 2008.

 

2          That Council note the response from the Department of Planning in regard to the Status of the Strategy once endorsed by the Director General of Planning.

 

3          That Council note the response from the Department of Planning in regard to the proposed inclusion of land currently within the broken black line of Zone 1(a)1 Rural, and within the preferred route corridor (Pacific Highway Upgrade) as short term release in the Draft Rural-Residential Land Release Strategy.

 

4          That Council note the response from the Department of Planning with regard to an interim Rural-Residential Lot Quota and the additional information and clarification sought.

 

 

398/08 Resolved:         (Hoban/Nash)

 

5          That in the event that the Department of Planning provides an interim Quota over the entire “broken black line” area of NLEP 1995, the following steps and criteria be applied for determining acceptance of rural-residential subdivision proposals under the interim Quota:

 

·         Call for Expressions of Interest (advertise for a 30 day period in the local paper and on Council’s Web site and include a note with the issue of Rates Notices mid July 2008).

·         Maximum number of lots in any one subdivision from any one person over any holding or existing holding would be three plus a residual.

 

·         The land the subject of the proposal must be accessed by a Class 1, 2 or 3 Bitumen sealed road.

·         The land not to be affected by the 1% ARI level.

 

·         A building envelope incorporating all necessary Fire Protection Zones must not require the removal/clearing of Native Vegetation.

·         The required rural buffers are achievable on the subject site and within the broken black line.

·         Must not require referral to DoP, DWE, DECC for separate approvals or permits.

·         Must meet all provisions of Council’s subdivision codes and LEP.

·         Applications must be able to be completed and lodged within 3 months.

·         Following the closing of the EOI process and provided the applications meet the above criteria a ballot system being applied.

 

399/08 Resolved:         (Nash/Hoban)

 

6          That Council hold a public meeting regarding the draft Rural-Residential Land Release Strategy and the Department of Planning be invited to attend.

 

 

 


D       Item 11.3—Application to Install Motor Bypass

          Ms Diana Desic addressed Council making the following points:

·    Council consider favourably the application to put cattle grids in place on Graces Road

·    Will assist in Ms Desic looking after road verges

·    Need to respect amount of trees left in ground

·    Grids would not inconvenience other people as they need to travel slowly on this road

·    Grids will assist in facilitation of removal of noxious weeds.

 

 

ITEM 11.3    RF317                050608      Application to Install Motor Bypass

400/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Hoban)

 

That the application not be approved and that other grids be removed from Graces Road.

 

 

 

 


E        Item 9.9-- Nambucca Highway Action Group - Proposed Protest March - Saturday 21 June 2008

          Mr Chris O’Halloran addressed Council making the following points:

·    The RTA’s failure to make a decision on the highway route has divided the community

·    Putting lives under siege mentally leaving them nowhere to turn with the RTA hoping they will bail out for cheaper offer

·    Flooding impacts

·    RTA does not take into account future climate change

·    Ethically and morally wrong

·    Will cause excessive noise and pollution

·    What the Government is proposing will be the death of our community

·    Wants to see common sense prevail in the Shire.

 


DELEGATIONS continued

 

ITEM 9.9      SF943                050608      Nambucca Highway Action Group - Proposed Protest March - Saturday 21 June 2008

401/08 Resolved:         (Hoban/Ainsworth)

 

1        That Council note the proposed protest march by the Nambucca Highway Action Group on Saturday 21 June 2008.

 

2        That Council note that Mr O’Halloran has been advised to lodge an application form for conducting an activity on a public road which will need to be approved by the RTA and obtain approval for a public gathering from the Police.

 

3        That there be no charge for the application and any expenses which Council may incur as a consequence of undertaking traffic control.

 

4        That Council write to the Hon Eric Roozendaal MLC (Minister for Roads) and ask for a timeframe as to when decisions will be made and compensation paid.

 

Note:  Cr Waller  requested that his vote be recorded as against this resolution because of concern about emergency service access across the bridge.

 

 

 

 


The meeting adjourned for a meal break at 7.50 pm and returned at 8.20 pm.

 

 

 

General Manager Report

ITEM 9.1      SF959                050608      Outstanding Actions and Reports

402/08 RESOLVED:         (Waller/Nash)

 

That the list of outstanding actions and reports be noted and received for information by Council.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 9.2      SF708                050608      Grant Application Status Report

403/08 RESOLVED:         (Flack/Ainsworth)

 

That the list of grant programs and their status be received.

 

 

 


ITEM 9.3      SF578                050608      NSW Rural and Regional Task Force Report

404/08 RESOLVED:         (Ainsworth/Nash)

 

That the information concerning the NSW Rural and Regional Task Force Report be received.

 

 

 


ITEM 9.4      SF1124              050608      Budget for the 13 September 2008 Local Government Elections

405/08 RESOLVED:         (Duffus/Waller)

 

That Council apply to the Electoral Commissioner to pay for the cost of the Local Government Election scheduled for 13 September 2008 over two financial years if and only if the Shires Association negotiations fail.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 9.5      SF19                  050608      2008 Saleyard Operators Australia - Annual General Meeting and Conference Delegates

406/08 RESOLVED:         (Duffus/Moran)

 

That the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and General Manager attend the 2008 Saleyard Operators Australia AGM and Conference.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 9.6      LF2288               050608      Road Re-alignment - North Arm Road, Bowraville

407/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Duffus)

 

That Council fund and oversee the transfer of Lot 25 DP 251792 from Mr M and Mrs F Kelsey to Mrs MR Dunn.

 

 

 


Councillor Chris Waller left the meeting at 8.29 pm.

Councillor Chris Waller returned to the meeting after the completion of the item at 8.30 pm.

 

ITEM 9.7      SF62                  050608      Categorising Council's Swimming Pools

408/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Hoban)

 

1        That Council categorises the outdoor pool complex as Category 4 as defined in Department        of Local Government’s Practice Note 15 – Water Safety.

 

2        That Council categorises the indoor hydrotherapy pool as Category 3 as defined in   Department of Local Government’s Practice Note 15 – Water Safety.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 9.8      SF639                050608      Offer of Aboriginal Sports Trainee Position

409/08 RESOLVED:         (Flack/Nash)

 

That Council advise the NSW Department of Sport and Recreation that it is currently not in a position to provide an Aboriginal Sports Trainee position with the necessary supervision and mentoring support but that it would be pleased to review the offer in six months following the anticipated appointments to the key positions of Youth Worker (Aboriginal) and Community Development Officer (Aboriginal).

 

 

 


ITEM 9.9 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

 


ITEM 9.10    SF845                050608      Works Inspection Committee Meeting  - Postponement

410/08 RESOLVED:         (Nash/Waller)

 

That the Works Inspection Committee meeting scheduled for 18 June 2008 be deferred to Wednesday 25 June 2008 and noting that Cr Ainsworth will be an apology.

 

 

 


ITEM 9.11 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

 


Councillor Suzanne Nash left the meeting at 8.34 pm.

Councillor Suzanne Nash returned to the meeting after the completion of the item at 8.35 pm.

 

ITEM 9.12    SF711                050608      Late Report on Tenders for the Investigation, Design and Construction of the Upper Warrell Creek Road Rail Overbridge

411/08 RESOLVED:         (Ainsworth/Hoban)

 

That the information concerning the late report be received.

 

 


 

Director Environment and Planning Report

ITEM 10.1    DA2007/224        050608      DA 2007/224 - 18a Matthew Street, Scotts Head - Section 82a Review of Determination

412/08 RESOLVED:         (Ainsworth/Waller)

 

That Council note the current status of Development Application 2007/224 and following completion of the notification period a report will be prepared for Council consideration.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 10.2    SF135                050608      State of the Environment Reporting for 2007/2008

413/08 RESOLVED:         (Flack/Moran)

 

That Council note that the 2007/2008 State of the Environment Report will be a supplementary report and will be placed on exhibition for 28 days.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 10.3    DA2007/226        050608      DA 2007/226 - Report on Application for Erection of a 2.0m x 4.5m Advertising Structure

414/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

That Development Application 2007/129 for the erection of a general advertising structure, be refused for the following reasons:

 

1          Pursuant to Section 79C(1)(a)(i) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, the proposed development does not satisfy objectives (e) and (f) of the 1(a2) Rural (Prime/Flooding) zone under the provisions of Nambucca Local Environmental Plan 1995.

 

2          Pursuant to Section 79C(1)(a)(i) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, the proposed advertising structure does not satisfy the assessment criteria of Schedule 1 under the provisions of State Environmental Planning Policy No 64 – Advertising and Signage, relating to; Character of the area; Views and vistas; Streetscape setting and landscape; and Safety.

 

3          Pursuant to Section 79C(1)(a)(i) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, the proposed sign is not supported by the Roads and Traffic Authority under Clause 59 of the Nambucca Local Environmental Plan 1995 relating to development on classified roads.

 

4          Pursuant to Section 79C(1)(a)(iii), the proposed sign does not satisfy clause 10 of Development Control Plan No 2 – Advertising Sign Code.

 

5          Pursuant to Section 79C(1)(b) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, it is considered that the proposed development will have adverse environmental and social impacts, due to visual intrusion and road safety in the locality.

 

6          Pursuant to Section 79C(1)(c) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, it is not considered that the subject site is suitable for the proposed development.

 

7          Pursuant to Section 79C(1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, it is considered that the proposed development is not in the public interest as it has a high probability of contributing to traffic safety concerns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ITEM 10.4    LF3743               050608      Report on Request for Heritage Funding Assistance - Bowraville Art Gallery - Night Watch Lighting

415/08 RESOLVED:         (Hoban/Duffus)

 

That Council provide a “one-off” contribution of $400 to the owners of the Bowraville Arts Gallery for the installation and initial operation of a security/flood light in Bowraville for the Bowraville Art Gallery, following confirmation that the light has been installed and that full care, control and maintenance is to be borne by the owners of the Gallery.

 

416/08Resolved:          (Hoban/Flack)

 

That any future applications to Council for funding will need to demonstrate community assistance.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 10.5    LF2365               050608      Report on Notice of Intention to Appeal - 52 West Street, Nambucca Heads

417/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

That Council note that the Contempt of Court decision of Justice Sheahan of the Land and Environment Court is proposed to be appealed by the Mirage Property Group Pty Ltd.

 

 

 


Councillor Paula Flack left the at 8.40 pm.

Councillor Paula Flack returned to the meeting after the completion of the item at 8.50 pm.

 

ITEM 10.6    SF860                050608      North Coast Area Health Advisory Council Regional Meeting - Nambucca Shire

418/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Duffus)

 

That Council note the matters raised by the Manager Community and Cultural Services on behalf of the Nambucca Shire Council Community Services Committee and by other attendees, when the North Coast Area Health Advisory Council visited the Nambucca Shire on Friday 9 May 2008.

 

 

419/08 Resolved:         (Waller/Duffus)

 

That Council writes to the author of the report and ask to qualify the statement concerning contact between Nambucca Valley Care and Macksville Hospital regarding the proportion of beds occupied by nursing home patients rather than patients requiring hospital care.

 

 

420/08 Resolved:         (Waller/Hoban)

 

That Council invite a senior member of Nambucca Valley Care to join the North Coast Area Health Service Advisory Council.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 10.7    SF797                050608      Report for Adoption of Draft Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Plan

421/08 RESOLVED:         (Flack/Nash)

 

1          Council endorse the draft Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Plan (ACHMP).

 

2          The Aboriginal Community Advisory Committee (ACAC) and the Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALC) be advised of Council’s decision.

 

3          Copies of the endorsed report (without Appendix E - Site Cards, which is not for general distribution) shall be forwarded to: Unkya LALC; Nambucca LALC; Bowraville LALC; ACAC; Manager, Aboriginal Heritage Unit - Northern Directorate of the Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC); Aboriginal Sites Register, DECC; and, Heritage Office of NSW.

 

4          ACAC be requested to provide additional copies of the ACHMP to any other Aboriginal organisation and/or individual that it considers has an interest in the document.

 

5          Copies of the ACHMP (excluding Appendix E) be provided to the Macksville and Nambucca Libraries, and an electronic copy put on Council’s web site.

 

6          Council place an advertisement in the local paper advising the general public that Council has endorsed the ACHMP.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 10.8    SF691                050608      Development and Complying Development Applications received 5-23 May 2008 and applications where submissions have been received

422/08 RESOLVED:         (Duffus/Ainsworth)

 

1        That the applications received, be noted and received for information by Council.

 

2          That the applications where submissions have been received be noted and received for information by Council.

 

3          That Council determine if any of the applications where submissions have been received, are to be “called in” and presented to a future meeting of Council.

 

 


 


Councillor Barry Duffus left the meeting 8.51 pm.

Councillor Barry Duffus returned to the meeting after the completion of the item at 8.56 pm.

 

ITEM 10.9    DA2008/202        050608      Report on DA 2008/202 - Dwelling Additions to 25 Seaview Street, Nambucca Heads

LOST Motion:      (Flack/Nash) (Ainsworth/Moran)

 

That Development Application 2008/202 be refused due to non-compliance with Council’s development standards.

 

423/08 RESOLVED:         (Ainsworth/Moran)

 

That the application be approved and staff report back on conditions for consideration.

 

Note:  Cr Flack and Cr Nash requested that their votes be recorded as against this resolution because Council is in breach of LEP provisions.

 

 

 


Item 10.10 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 10.11   SF1045              050608      Proposal to Microchip Impounded Animals to Allow Release from Council's Animal Shelter (Pound)

424/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Waller)

 

1          Quotations to be called for the provision of microchip implanting of animals prior to their release from Council's animal shelter.

 

2          The local vets who undertake the current service be advised in writing of Council’s intention to call quotations for this service.

 

3          A specification be prepared and call quotations to carry out the microchipping and administration work as required under the Companion Animals Act 1998 and Regulations 1999.

 

4          Council's Regulatory Officer be advised of Council's resolution in relation to this matter.

 

 

 

 



Director Engineering Services Report

Councillor Michael Moran OAM left the meeting 8.59 pm.

Councillor Michael Moran returned to the meeting after the completion of the item at 9.07 pm.

 

ITEM 11.1    SF81                  050608      Local Emergency Management Committee - Membership

425/08 RESOLVED:         (Ainsworth/Nash)

 

That Council confirm that Councillor Moran attend the regular meetings of the Nambucca Local Emergency Management Committee as an observer.

 

 

426/08 Resolved:         (Hoban/Duffus)

 

That Council write to the Nambucca Local Emergency Management Committee requesting an explanation for their refusal to have Cr Moran on the Committee other than an observer as Council contributes financial resources and there is provision for his attendance under Section 28.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 11.2    SF530                050608      Report on Playgrounds

1        That a submission to the Management Plan has been made for a further $28,100 for playground maintenance. This recommendation was dealt with under Item 9.11—Submission to Draft management Plan.

 

427/08 Resolved:         (Flack/Waller)

 

2        That the playground equipment from Richardson Park be relocated to Sussex Park.

 

3        That consultation be undertaken with representatives of the Bowraville Aboriginal community in Gumbaynggirr Road.

 

4        That the proposed three year plan be the target for determining future budgets for playgrounds.

 

 

 


Item 11.3 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

 


     


 

ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE WHERE A RESOLUTION WAS MADE

 

QWN131/08 - Cr. John Ainsworth - Leave of Absence (Ref SF1143)

428/08 RESOLVED          (Hoban/Flack)

 

That Cr Ainsworth be granted leave of absence from Monday 9 June to Friday 13 June 2008 inclusive in accordance with Section 234(d) of the Local Government Act.

 

 

 

 


ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

QWN125/08 - Cr. Michael Moran - Seafood Shop Nambucca Heads - Sewerage and Water Flood (Ref SF1143)

Cr Moran advised the Director Engineering Services of sewerage and water flooding to the seafood shop at Nambucca Heads due to the recent heavy rain.

 

 

 

 

QWN126/08 - Cr. Michael Moran - Macksville Aquatic Centre Carpark - Lighting (Ref SF1143)

Cr Moran requested the Director Engineering Services to arrange for lighting outside the Macksville Aquatic Centre carpark to be attended to so as to improved security for patrons.

 

 

 

QWN127/08 - Cr. Michael Moran - Right of Carriageway - Rhones Creek Road (Gaddes) (Ref SF1143)

In response to Cr Moran’s question regarding the ownership of the right of carriageway at Rhones Creek road, the Director Engineering Services advised that a survey found there were extra right of ways.  It is owned by Council and all other properties.

 

 

 

QWN128/08 - Cr. Michael Moran - Riverside Drive, Nambucca heads - Slippage (Ref SF1143)

Cr Moran advised the Director Engineering Services that he had received a letter from the Miles’ (not received by Council) on Riverside Drive, Nambucca Heads, regarding slippage under their house caused by the recent heavy rain.

 

 

 

QWN129/08 - Cr. Michael Moran - Flood Damage Plan (Ref SF1143)

In response to a question from Cr Moran regarding the completion of a Flood
Damage Plan, the
Director Engineering Services advised that a Flood Damage Plan will be done on 10 June 2008 to support submissions to Government departments for emergency funding.

 

 


 

QWN130/08 - Cr. Barry Duffus - Potholes - Nambucca Heads (Ref SF1143)

In response to a question from Cr Duffus regarding when the potholes in Nambucca Heads will be filled the Director Engineering Services advised that work will commence in the next few days.

 

 

 

QWN121/08 - Cr. Barry Duffus – Stormwater Litter Catcher - Bellwood (Ref SF1143)

Cr Duffus advised that, of the two bins near the Visitor Information Centre, one is over full and the other bin (cross the highway) has two trees growing along side it and one out of it, and will eventually break the bins.

 

 

 

 

QWN122/08 - Cr. Barry Duffus - Swimming Creek Road, Nambucca Heads - Sleepers obstructing footpath (Ref SF1143)

Cr Duffus requested the Director Engineering Services to inspect the sleepers which are obstructing the footpath near Morrison’s on Swimming Creek Road, Nambucca Heads in front of Eve Guard’s property.

 

 

 

QWN123/08 - Cr. Barry Duffus - Bridge near Riverside Gardens – Nambucca Heads (Ref SF1143)

Cr Duffus requested the Director Engineering Services to inspect the (un-named) bridge at the bottom of Riverside Gardens as he believes it needs to be lifted and widened to allow water flow in times of heavy rain.

 

 

 

QWN124/08 - Cr. Barry Duffus - Second Hand Shop Nambucca Heads - Flooded (Ref SF1143)

Cr Duffus advised that the Second Hand Shop on Old Coast Road Nambucca Heads has been flooded again with the recent heavy rain.

 

The Director Engineering Services advised that the budget will be reorganised and this job will become a priority.

 

 

 

 

 

 


QUESTIONS FOR CLOSED WHERE DUE NOTICE HAS BEEN RECEIVED.

 

Three questions from Cr Duffus regarding supply of gravel.

 


 

COUNCIL IN CLOSED MEETING (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC)

429/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

1          That Council consider any written representations from the public as to why the Meeting should not be Closed to the public.

 

2        That Council move into Closed Meeting to discuss the matters for the reason(s) listed below.

 

Reason reports are in Closed Meeting:

 

 

 


Director Engineering Services Report

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.1    11231/2008         050608      Plant Replacement - Grader

It is recommended that the Council resolve into closed session with the press and public excluded to allow consideration of this item, as provided for under Section 10A(2) (c) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

 

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.2    11244/2008         050608      Plant Replacement - Trucks

It is recommended that the Council resolve into closed session with the press and public excluded to allow consideration of this item, as provided for under Section 10A(2) (c) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

 

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.3    12778/2008         050608      Tender  T009/2008 - Supply and Lay Asphaltic Concrete (Hot Mix)

It is recommended that the Council resolve into closed session with the press and public excluded to allow consideration of this item, as provided for under Section 10A(2) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

 

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.4    12589/2008         050608      Tender T013/2008 - Raw Feed - Ex Bin

It is recommended that the Council resolve into closed session with the press and public excluded to allow consideration of this item, as provided for under Section 10A(2) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

 

 


 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.5    12628/2008         050608      Tender - T010/2008 - Supply/Incorporation Stabilising Agents

It is recommended that the Council resolve into closed session with the press and public excluded to allow consideration of this item, as provided for under Section 10A(2) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

 

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.6    12768/2008         050608      Tender T011/2008 - Supply and Spray Bitumen C170 or C320

It is recommended that the Council resolve into closed session with the press and public excluded to allow consideration of this item, as provided for under Section 10A(2) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

 

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.7    12586/2008         050608      Tender - T012/2008 Crusher Run - Ex Bin

It is recommended that the Council resolve into closed session with the press and public excluded to allow consideration of this item, as provided for under Section 10A(2) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

 

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.8    12612/2008         050608      Tender - T014/2008 - Roadbase - Ex Bin

It is recommended that the Council resolve into closed session with the press and public excluded to allow consideration of this item, as provided for under Section 10A(2) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

 

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.9    12617/2008         050608      Tender - T015/2008 - Aggregate for Patching Machine

It is recommended that the Council resolve into closed session with the press and public excluded to allow consideration of this item, as provided for under Section 10A(2) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

 

 

 


For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.10   12626/2008         050608      Tender - T016/2008 - Traffic Control Services

It is recommended that the Council resolve into closed session with the press and public excluded to allow consideration of this item, as provided for under Section 10A(2) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

 

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.11   12821/2008         050608      Quotation - Q006/2008 - Welding

It is recommended that the Council resolve into closed session with the press and public excluded to allow consideration of this item, as provided for under Section 10A(2) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

 

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.12   12783/2008         050608      Annual Quotations - Mowing - Delegated Authority

It is recommended that the Council resolve into closed session with the press and public excluded to allow consideration of this item, as provided for under Section 10A(2) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

 

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.13   12785/2008         050608      Annual Quotations/General Works - Delegated Authority

It is recommended that the Council resolve into closed session with the press and public excluded to allow consideration of this item, as provided for under Section 10A(2) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

 

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.14   12523/2008         050608      Rental of Bowraville Theatre

It is recommended that the Council resolve into closed session with the press and public excluded to allow consideration of this item, as provided for under Section 10A(2) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

 

 


 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM  12.15  13723/2008         050608      Tender T042/2008 - Upper Warrell Creek Bridge over the Railway Line

It is recommended that the Council resolve into closed session with the press and public excluded to allow consideration of this item, as provided for under Section 10A(2) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

 

 


 

 

CLOSED MEETING

 

The Ordinary Council Meeting's Meeting IN CLOSED MEETING commenced at 9.16 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


RESUME IN OPEN MEETING

430/08 RESOLVED:         (Ainsworth/Nash)

 

That Ordinary Council Meeting resume in Open Meeting. The Ordinary Council Meeting resumed IN OPEN MEETING at 10.15 pm

 

 

 

 

FROM COUNCIL IN CLOSED MEETING

 

Director Engineering Services Report

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.1    11231/2008         050608      Plant Replacement - Grader

431/08 RESOLVED:         (Ainsworth/Moran)

 

1        That Council purchase a CAT120M as tendered by Westrac for the sum of $317,569.32 plus GST.

 

2        That the existing plant No 5208, be sold to R D Williams Machinery for the sum of $102,650.00 plus GST.

 

3        That the saving in changeover cost of $40,081.00 be retained in the plant replacement reserve.

 

Note:  Cr Duffus requested that his vote be recorded as against this resolution.

 

 

 

 


For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.2    11244/2008         050608      Plant Replacement - Trucks

432/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

1        That Plant Number 5147 (Tipper) be replaced at a cost of $170,275.80 plus GST.

 

2        That the existing truck be advertised for sale with the sale being the higher of the submitted quotations or the quoted trading price of $90,000 plus GST as offered by MidCoast Trucks.

 

3        That the projected saving be retained in the plant reserve.

 

 

 


For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.3    12778/2008         050608      Tender  T009/2008 - Supply and Lay Asphaltic Concrete (Hot Mix)

433/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

That Bitupave Pty Ltd T/A Boral Asphalt be accepted as the preferred contractor for 2008/2010 to supply and lay AC10 asphaltic concrete.

 

 


Councillor Rhonda Hoban left the meeting for Items 12.4, 12.7 and 12.8 at 9.25 pm.

Councillor Rhonda Hoban returned to the meeting at 9.44 pm.

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.4    12589/2008         050608      Tender T013/2008 - Raw Feed - Ex Bin

Motion:      (Moran/Duffus)

 

That Roktam be given the contract.

 

Amendment:       (Ainsworth/Waller)

 

That Roktam and Nambucca Valley Gravel be adopted as a ‘panel’ with the selection of either supplier being determined by the location of the work being either north or south of the Nambucca River.

 

The amendment was carried and it became the motion and it was:

 

434/08 RESOLVED:         (Ainsworth/Waller)

 

That Roktam and Nambucca Valley Gravel be adopted as a “panel” with the selection of either supplier being determined by the location of the work being either north or south of the Nambucca River for 2008/2010.

 

Note:  Cr Duffus requested that his vote be recorded as against this resolution.

 

 

 

 



For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.7    12586/2008         050608      Tender - T012/2008 Crusher Run - Ex Bin

435/08 RESOLVED:         (Ainsworth/Waller)

 

That Roktam and Nambucca Valley Gravel be adopted as a “panel” with the selection of either supplier being determined by the location of the work being either north or south of the Nambucca River for 2008/2010.

 

Note:  Cr Duffus requested that his vote be recorded as against this resolution.

 

 

 

 


For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.8    12612/2008         050608      Tender - T014/2008 - Roadbase - Ex Bin

MOTION       (Waller/Hicks)

 

That Roktam and Nambucca Valley Gravel be adopted as a “panel” with the selection of either supplier being determined by the location of the work being either north or south of the Nambucca River.

 

Amendment:       (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

An amendment was moved that Roktam be the preferred supplier for roadbase ex-bin.

 

The amendment was carried and it became the motion and it was:

 

436/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

That Roktam be the preferred supplier for roadbase ex-bin for 2008/2010.

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.5    12628/2008         050608      Tender - T010/2008 - Supply/Incorporation Stabilising Agents

437/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Nash)

 

That Stabilised Pavements of Australia Pty Ltd be accepted as the preferred contractor for 2008/2010.

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.6    12768/2008         050608      Tender T011/2008 - Supply and Spray Bitumen C170 or C320

438/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

That Bitupave Limited T/A Boral Asphalt be accepted as the preferred contractor for 2008/2010.

 

 

 


For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.9    12617/2008         050608      Tender - T015/2008 - Aggregate for Patching Machine

439/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Nash)

 

That Boral Country Concrete & Quarries Pty Ltd be accepted as the preferred contractor for 2008/2010.

 

440/08 Resolved:         (Ainsworth/Hoban)

 

That Council write to the two local quarries setting out Council’s requirements and asking if they are able to provide the required aggregate to Council’s requirements.

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.10   12626/2008         050608      Tender - T016/2008 - Traffic Control Services

441/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

That S G & K M Osbourne P/L T/A Midcoast Traffic Services be accepted as the preferred contractor for 2008/2010.

 

 


For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.11   12821/2008         050608      Quotation - Q006/2008 - Welding

442/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

That Sable Engineering be accepted as the preferred contractor for 2008/2010.

 

 

 


For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.12   12783/2008         050608      Annual Quotations - Mowing - Delegated Authority

443/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Waller)

 

That Council note the list of services and contractors accepted for mowing annual contracts for 2008/2011 under ‘Delegated Authority’.

 

444/08 Resolved:         (Hoban/Moran)

 

That the General Manager or Director Engineering Services consult with the Depot staff to gain their opinion on carrying out maintenance for the Rural Fire Service fleet.

 

 

 



For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.13   12785/2008         050608      Annual Quotations/General Works - Delegated Authority

445/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Waller)

 

That Council note the list of services and contractors accepted for general works annual contracts for 2008/2010 under ‘Delegated Authority’.

 

 

 


For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.14   12523/2008         050608      Rental of Bowraville Theatre

446/08 RESOLVED:         (Flack/Duffus)

 

1        That a sublease of the coffee shop be approved as provided by the head lease with rental to      be paid directly to Council to be credited to the Bowraville Arts Council loan account with    legal costs being borne by the sub-lessee.

 

2        That Council seal be affixed to the lease documents.

 

 

 


Councillor Suzanne Nash left the meeting 9.58 pm.

Councillor Suzanne Nash returned to the meeting after the completion of the item at 10.06 pm.

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM  12.15  13723/2008         050608      Tender T042/2008 - Upper Warrell Creek Bridge over the Railway Line

447/08 RESOLVED:         (Waller/Ainsworth)

 

That Council accept the tender of Waeger Bridges in the amount of $688,500 for the design and construction of the Upper Warrell Creek Road Rail Overbridge.

 

 


 

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE FOR CLOSED MEETING

 

Councillor Rhonda Hoban left the meeting at 10.06 pm.

Councillor Rhonda Hoban returned to the meeting after the completion of the questions with notice for Closed Meeting, at 10.11 pm.

 

1        What ex-bin price did Council pay for the material sourced from Nambucca Valley Gravel for the rodeo Drive project.

 

2        Was this price the same as, greater than, or less than, the ex-bin price Council accepted from Nambucca Valley Gravel as part of their annual contract?

 

3        What will the overall saving to Council be on this job as a result of calling and processing a job specific tender?

 

 

 

 


ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

QWN132/08 - Cr. Michael Moran - Kingspoint Macksville - Ownership of Streets (Ref SF1143)

Cr Moran requested the Director Engineering Services to investigate who owns Jellico, Joffre and Sturdee Streets and asked whether Council has Deeds for these streets.

 

 

 

 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 10.15 pm. 

 

Confirmed and signed by the Mayor on 19 June 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

CR GEORGE HICKS

MAYOR

(CHAIRPERSON)