NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

Works Inspection Committee

 

MINUTES OF THE Works Inspection Committee HELD ON 16 July 2008

 

PRESENT

 

Cr George Hicks (Mayor)

Cr John Ainsworth

Cr Martin Ballangarry

Cr Barry Duffus

Cr Paula Flack

Cr Rhonda Hoban

Cr Mike Moran

Cr Sue Nash

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Michael Coulter (General Manager)

 

Arthur Tsembis (Acting Director Environment & Planning)

 

Noel Chapman (Acting Director Engineering Services)

 

 

 

APOLOGY

 

Cr Chris Waller tendered his apology for this Works Inspection Meeting.

 

 

Works Inspection Committee

 

SUBJECT:   DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

 Councillor JA Ainsworth declared a pecuniary interest in Item 9.1 DA 2004/267 - Self Storage Sheds - Modification to Delete Condition of Consent Requiring Road Works under the Local Government Act as the applicant is a family member and Cr Ainsworth left the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor SN Nash declared a pecuniary interest in Item 9.1 DA 2004/267 - Self Storage Sheds - Modification to Delete Condition of Consent Requiring Road Works under the Local Government Act as her father-in-law owns industrial zoned land on which she farms and Cr Nash left the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor SN Nash declared a pecuniary interest in Item 9.2 Further Report on Review of Council's Policies - Environment Planning Department (Recommendation 2—Temporary Residential Occupation of Industrial Sites) under the Local Government Act as her father-in-law owns industrial zoned land on which she farms and Cr Nash left the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor PF Flack declared a pecuniary interest in Item 8.1 North Coast Area Health Service under the Local Government Act as she is employed by the North Coast Area Health Service, Macksville Hospital and she left the meeting for discussion on this item but stayed to hear Mr Crawford’s address.

 

 

 


  

General Manager Report

ITEM 8.1      SF860                160708      North Coast Area Health Service

Recommendation:      (Hoban/Nash)

 

1        That the information provided by Mr Crawford be received.

 

2        That Council thank Mr Crawford for his attendance at Council’s Works Inspection Committee       Meeting.

 

 

 

 


Councillor John Ainsworth and Councillor Sue Nash left the meeting for this Item at 11.40 am and returned at 11.42.

Director Environment and Planning Report

ITEM 9.1      LF3891               160708      DA 2004/267 - Self Storage Sheds - modification to delete condition of consent requiring road works

Recommendation:      (Flack/Hoban)

 

1        That condition number 10a of the Development Consent be deleted.

 

 

Recommendation:      (Duffus/Flack)

 

2        That Council retrieve any reports and resolutions in relation to the entry to the timber mill and determine who is responsible for the maintenance of the drain at the entrance gate.

 

 

ITEM 9.2      SF1031              160708      Further Report on review of Council's Policies - Environment Planning Department

Recommendation:      (Hoban/Duffus)

 

1       That Council delete the Policies identified below as they are now superseded by subsequent Development Control Plans adopted by Council or consumed in recently introduced Legislation.

 

Policies to be deleted:

 

¨        Public Notification and Consideration of Submissions

¨        Part V Environmental Planning & Assessment Act

¨        Sand and Gravel Extraction, Rivercare and Landcare Projects

¨        Subdivision of Undeveloped Residential Land

¨        Notification of Applications to Erect Buildings

¨        Disability Action Plan

¨        Policy on Homelessness

¨        Building in Flood Prone Areas

¨        Advertisements—Development Control Plans and Planning Instruments Policy

¨        Electricity Supply Rural-Residential Subdivisions

 

 

Recommendation:      (Hoban/Nash)

 

2        That the policies to be reviewed be dealt with separately.

 

 

Recommendation:      (Hoban/Flack)

 

3        That the modified policy Rural Properties – Bond for Second Dwelling be adopted.

 

 

Recommendation:      (Hoban/Flack)

 

4        That the policy Rural Dwellings – Illegal be deferred so as to modify the policy to include a definition of dwellings that do not require development approval and also a requirement to obtain development approval for continuing use rights as a residence prior to an application for a building certificate.

 

 

Recommendation:      (Hoban/Duffus)

 

5        That the policy Water Carters Policy be adopted subject to a change to Clause 9 to require dedicated hoses for potable water so as to be consistent with Clause 8 of the policy.

 

 

Recommendation:      (Hoban/Duffus)

 

6        That the policy Temporary Residential Occupation of Industrial Sites be adopted subject to the provision of a sunset Clause limiting temporary use to twelve months with any extension to be at the discretion of Council.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 9.3      DA2007/232        160708      Report for Determination of DA 2007/232 - Dual Occupancy - 15 Mcleod Drive, Scotts Head

Recommendation:      (Flack/Nash)

 

That development application 2007/232 for the erection of an attached dual occupancy be refused for the following reasons:

 

1          Pursuant to Section 79C(1)(a)(iii), the proposed development does not provide sufficient car parking, and the proposed stack parking provided to comply with the required number of car parking spaces, does not satisfy section 2 or 4.11 of Development Control Plan No 1 – Off Street Parking.

 

2          Pursuant to Section 79C(1)(a)(iii), the proposed development does not comply with the minimum building line setbacks in accordance with section 6.1 of Development Control Plan No 11 – Building Line Setbacks and the request to vary the setback is not supported.

 

3          Pursuant to Section 79C(1)(b), the proposed development will have an adverse impact on an adjoining property by the uncontrolled disposal of stormwater.

 

4          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 will result in variations to Council adopted development standards, which may result in an undesirable precedent being set for similar applications.

 

Note:  Cr Duffus requested that his vote be recorded as against this recommendation because Council has not heard from the applicant.

 

 

 

 


 


 

Director Engineering Services Report

 

ITEM 10.1    SF679                160708      Nambucca Waste Management Centre - Proposed  Weighbridge

Recommendation:      (Ainsworth/Hicks)

 

1        That Council tender for the weighbridge, gatehouse and all associated infrastructure with the exception of road approaches which is to be undertaken by Council. 

 

2        That a further report on the outcome of the tender and a detailed costing of the road approaches be provided to a future Council meeting.

 

Note:  Cr Duffus requested that his vote be recorded as against this recommendation as it is in the wrong place.

Note:  Cr Ballangarry requested that his vote be recorded as against this recommendation as he is unhappy with the design.

 

 

 

 

 


ITEM 10.2    SF1031              160708      DA's Where Council is Trust Manager of Crown Reserves

This item was not dealt with.

 

Recommendation:

 

That the Policy Use of Section 77(2A) EP&A Act – DA’s Where Council is Trust Manager of Crown Reserves be deleted.

 

 

 

 

 


ITEM 10.3    SF265                160708      Procurement Policies and Procedures

Recommendation:      (Ainsworth/Hicks)  For discussion purposes only.

 

1        That Council adopt the following:

 

·      Policy - Procurement of Goods and Services

·      Policy - Council Purchasing Cards

·      Procurement Procedures Manual

·      Statement of Business Ethics

 

2        That Council delete current policies which are to be superseded.

 

An amendment was moved on the motion of Cr Nash seconded Cr Flack that the policy including the manual be deferred until such time that sustainable purchasing policies are included in both the policy and the manual.

 

 

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

 

Recommendation:      (Flack/Nash)

 

1       That the policy including the manual be deferred until such time that sustainable purchasing policies are included in both the policy and the manual.

 

 

Recommendation:      (Hoban/Flack)

 

2        That Council adopt the Statement of Business Ethics but delete reference to Directors in relation to any breaches.

 

 

Recommendation:      (Nash/Ainsworth)

 

3        That Council delete current policies which are to be superseded.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 10.4    SF825                160708      Paveline Operations

Recommendation:      (Hoban/Flack)

 

1        That quarterly reports on Paveline Operations be prepared and presented to Council.

 

2        That the two local quarries be advised in writing of Councils aggregate requirements for the Paveline machine and advising them of Council’s interest in acquiring the stone locally if it can be produced to the required specification.

 

 

Recommendation:      (Hoban/Flack)

 

3        That a further report be presented to Council as originally requested identifying unit operating costs for the Paveline machine being the cost per cubic metre and the cubic metres applied per day.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 10.5    RF386                160708      Rights of Carriageway off Rhones Creek Road

Recommendation:      (Hoban/Hicks)

 

1        That Council seek legal advice regarding withdrawing our interest from the rights of carriageway.

 

Note:  Cr Nash requested that her vote be recorded as against this recommendation.

 

 

Recommendation:      (Hoban/Nash)

 

2        That Council seek legal advice as to its responsibilities as a beneficiary of the right of way.

 

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

 

 

3        That the common seal of Council will be affixed to the document and signed if necessary.

 

 

 


    

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 4.10 pm. 

 

Confirmed and signed by the Mayor on 17 July 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CR GEORGE HICKS

MAYOR

(CHAIRPERSON)