NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

 

Ordinary Council Meeting - 04 September 2008

 

AGENDA                                                                                                   Page

 

5.30 pm       FAREWELL PRESENTATION

 

                   PRESENTATION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE AWARDS & CERTIFICATES

                   Presentation of Certificates and Awards by The Hon Andrew Stoner MP ~ State Member for Oxley

 

                             (i)       Certificates of Services (retired elected members ~completion of two terms

                                                Councillors Barry Duffus, Sue Nash and Chris Waller

 

                             (ii)      Outstanding Service Awards (a cumulative total of at least 20 years service)

                                                Councillors George Hicks, John Ainsworth, Michael Moran OAM

 

                             (iii)     Emeritus Mayor Certificate

                                                Mayor George Hicks

 

1        APOLOGIES

2        PRAYER

3        DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

4        CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES — Ordinary Council Meeting - 21 August 2008, Special Meeting of Ordinary Council - 27 August 2008

5        DELEGATIONS—Motion to hear Delegations

6        ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

7        QUESTIONS FOR CLOSED MEETING WHERE DUE NOTICE HAS BEEN RECEIVED

8        General Manager Report

8.1     Outstanding Actions and Reports

8.2     Grant Application Status Report

8.3     Annual General Meeting - Nambucca Heads Tennis Courts Committee of Management

8.4     Annual General Meeting - Nambucca Entertainment Centre Committee of Management

8.5     Annual General Meeting - Unkya Reserve Committee of Management

8.6     Annual General Meeting - Pioneer Community Centre Committee of Management

8.7     Annual General Meeting - Gordon Park Rainforest Walks Committee of Management

8.8     Annual General Meeting - Bowraville Folk Museum Committee of Management

9        Director Environment and Planning Report

9.1     Correspondence with the RTA Regarding the Macksville to Urunga Preferred Route Corridor

9.2     Development Applications and Complying Development Applications received 12-26 August 2008

10      Director Engineering Services Report

10.1   The Feasibility of Providing Sewerage Infrastructure to South Nambucca

10.2   Stormwater Program 2008/2009    

 



Ordinary Council Meeting

4 September 2008

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.1      SF959         040908         Outstanding Actions and Reports

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Michael Coulter, General Manager          

 

Summary:

 

The following table is a report on all outstanding resolutions and questions from Councillors (except development consents, development control plans & local environmental plans).  Matters which are simply noted or received, together with resolutions adopting rates, fees and charges are not listed as outstanding actions.  Where matters have been actioned they are indicated with strikethrough and then removed from the report to the following meeting.  Please note that the status comments have been made one week before the Council meeting.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

FILE NO.

COUNCIL

MEETING

SUMMARY OF MATTER

ACTION

BY

STATUS

MARCH 2007

1

QWN19

01/03/07

Floodgates Gumma

DES

Halted by wet weather.

The main floodgate has been installed and has created a freshwater wetland—damaged by storms—probable revote due to weather.  Main floodgate repaired.  Will require a dry winter to complete.

Programmed after riverbank work.

AUGUST 2007

2

QWN14

16/08/07

Walter Monro Place—gutter dropped

DES

Design in preparation

Grate and box drain proposed.  Design prepared.  Construction in September.

 

SEPTEMBER 2007

3

SF428

20/09/07

That Council vigorously pursue the exclusion of the Farmland Mapping from those areas already identified for rural residential development that are already fragmented or removed from primary production.  All affected property owners within the quota zoning to be directly notified.

 

DEP

Department of Planning advised by letter 12/10 that all previous 1(C) zoned land and land not identified as Class 1, 2 or 3 Agricultural Land within the "broken black line" in Council's LEP will be excluded from the farmland mapping project.  Six pockets still to be resolved. Which will be finalised after the Draft-Rural Residential Strategy is ratified by Council.

 

Draft RRS now on exhibition, with submissions being considered.

Met with DoP 20/5 to further discuss Rural Residential & Farmland Mapping. Working towards a resolution.

 

DECEMBER 2007

4

SF639

06/12/07

That the skill levels of Council’s outdoor workforce be the subject of a further report.

MHR

April 2008.  Now deferred until receipt of PBP Review

 

5

SF791

06/12/07

Council apply to Minister and Governor to compulsorarily acquire certain lands from State Forests NSW following advice on a deed of agreement.

GM

Minister and Governor have now approved compulsory acquisition via land swap.  Acquisition to be confirmed in Government Gazette in 90 days on 24 October 2008.

JANUARY 2008

6

SF261

17/01/08

Any communication between the RTA and Council relating to the upgrade of the Pacific Highway be minuted and reported to Council.

GM & DES

RTA to meet Old Coast Rd residents in Council Chambers 4.00 pm Wed 13 Feb 2008. No further contact as at 25/2/08.  Letter sent to RTA requesting their attendance at 2 public meetings.

RTA advised that the preferred route for Warrell Ck and design refinements up to Urunga will shortly be announced.  A meeting will be held after the announcement.

RTA briefed Council on 25 June 2008 on preferred route – Warrell Ck to Urunga.  Follow up letter sent to RTA on 2 public meetings.  The Mayor has written to the Minister regarding the inequity of “hardship” purchases where just terms compensation is not applied.

10 July 2008 the Minister for Planning approved the project application for the Kempsey to Eungai upgrade under Part 3A of the EPA Act 1979.

See report item for 4 September business paper.

 

FEBRUARY 2008

MARCH 2008

7

6298/2008

20/3/08

Councillors be advised of potential contamination penalties which might be payable to Handybin for the Coffs Coast Waste Service.

 

DES

Report to Council in May 2008.

Discussed at contract meeting.  Domestic collection is satisfactory except for Gumbaynggirr Rd .  Audit to be done of transfer station waste as contamination is high.  No penalties at this time.

Working Party is developing an approach whereby the penalty increases with the level of contamination.

 

APRIL 2008

8

SF450

3/4/08

Council seek a breakdown of the administration levy and education provision for the Coffs Coast Waste Service

 

 

Cr Hoban advised 3/7/08 that there were still no leaflets available at the tip.

 

Cr Flack asked 3/7/08 if education costs were submitted?

 

DES

Advice has been sought from Coffs Harbour City Council.  No response at 22 May 2008.  No response as at 10 June 2008.

I advise that the administration charge breakdown remains unchanged from that outlined in Council’s letter of 28 May 2007 which in turn refers to Council’s letter of 6 November 2006.

 

Considering the increase in costs associated with the contract and CPI increases maintaining the fee at the current $4.55 per garbage service per annum the statistics and costings quoted in the breakdown of the three tables included in Coffs Council’s letter of 6 November 2006 have all increased but have been again utilised for the proposed fee in the 2008/09 financial year and have not been reworked to show the increases referred to above.  The breakdown of the details in reaching the $4.55 remains unchanged from those tables and the previous correspondence.

Council resolved to refer back to CH City Council.

Letter sent.

Response received.

9

SF744

17/04/08

Rehabilitation Bonds Mac’scon – that Council again write to the Dept of Water & Energy giving them 30 days to concur with release of 2 bonds

 

DEP

Letter received from DWE and forwarded to Mac’scon.

Met with applicant’s consultant 22/5.  Currently working through DWE issues.

 

10

SF699

17/4/08

A report be brought forward on assessing the best arrangement for Town Services in subsequent years.

DES

Report December 2008.

MAY 2008

11

QWN 97

01/05/08

Sewerage from Teagues Ck to Pelican Park—costing for major works

DES

Review previous report.  Report in September.

 

12

QWN 103

15/05/08

Enviro Saver Program – further investigations

DEP

Onsite inspection and assessment for the retrofitting and installation arranged for late August/September 2008.

 

13

QWN 108

15/05/08

Newee Creek Rd maintenance

DES

Commenced in June and to be finalised in August.

Completed

14

QWN 109

15/05/08

Road maintenance—Valla Rd near Pades and corner near Willies

DES

Money will be allocated from minor improvements when new budget starts

Rehab pavement in October.

 

15

QWN 110

15/05/08

Bent St—large bump on road

DES

May need to install wick—18 August 2008.

Completed.

 

16

QWN 111

15/05/08

Second Hand Shop at Newville—water coming off street into storage shed

DES

Design being costed and proposed to revise stormwater program to be included in 2008/09.  Works have commenced, k&g outstanding.  Letter to owner.  Still awaiting k&g contractor.

 

17

QWN 112

15/05/08

Missabotti Rd—spraying of vegetation

DES

Revisit in Spring for lantana & other vegetation growth.

 

18

QWN 113

15/05/08

Stormwater Drainage—Macksville Industrial Estate – easement required?

DES

Design being prepared for easement.  Owners consent received.  Preparation of survey plan completed. Solicitor to finalise.

 

19

SF285

15/5/08

That GM or Mayor take forward to MDGoC the Community Services Committee views on social inclusion; and that Council forwards a request to MDGoC to invite the Minister for Social Inclusion (Jenny Macklin) to attend one of their meetings to discuss the Federal Government’s social inclusion agenda.

GM

A request has been made for listing at the next MDGoC meeting.

 

20

SF35

15/5/08

That as a 6 month trial, Council amend the GM’s delegations so as to provide authority for functions under Part 4 of the EPA Act except where objections have been received and the application is “called in” by any Councillor.

 

DEP

Review to occur in December 2008.

JUNE 2008

21

SF15

05/06/08

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

 

MBD

DES

Determine cost to hire a portaloo.

 

22

SF357

05/06/08

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

 

GM

Grant application made under Regional Arts Fund.

23

SF210

05/06/08

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

 

DES

To Works Committee in September 2008.

24

SF793

05/06/08

NoM - Council write to the appropriate department and request a total ban on night netting on all Nambucca Shire Council beaches.

 

DES

Report on commercial fishermen to be prepared for Council after further consulting with the Department of Primary Industries.

25

SF755

05/06/08

GM or DES consult with Depot staff in relation to carrying out maintenance for the Rural Fire Service fleet.

 

DES

To be discussed with workshop staff then report to Council.

26

SF844

19/06/08

Council send a delegation to the Minister for Water and Energy, the Hon. Nathan Rees to request confirmation of the Department’s subsidy for the Off River Storage Project.

 

GM

Letter written.

27

QWN 139

19/06/08

Status of $120,000 public art entry statements to Nambucca Heads

GM

Advice being sought from Nambucca Heads Chamber of Commerce.  Matter discussed with a Chamber rep on 28/8/08 who advised they are actively seeking grants and Council’s funds will be applied to the entry statements.

28

QWN 143

19/06/08

Blocked culverts on Rhones Creek Road

 

DES

Listed to be cleaned.

JULY 2008

29

QWN 150

03/07/08

Wash-away near Allan Proctor’s property on Rhones Creek

DES

Will be looked at same time as Brian Gaddes’ property.  To be assessed.

 

30

QWN 152

03/07/08

Reconstruction of Sturdee Street

DES

Programmed for September 2008.

 

31

Item 5.1

03/07/08

Withdrawal of Mobile Breast Screening Services

GM

Letter written.

32

Item 5.2

03/07/08

Copy of independent engineering consultant’s report to all Councillors

 

Progress report on works to Council

 

DES

Circularise consultant’s report.

 

To be included in Budget review.

33

Item 5.4

03/07/08

Amended Criteria for rural Residential Quota

 

DEP

Expressions of interest called with new criteria closing 1 Sept for the 40 Lots.

 

34

SF529

03/07/08

That Council put the proposal of zoning land in R5 Large lot Residential in NLEP 2008 and including a clause that indicates that subdivision of such land must be in accordance with an adopted Rural Residential Strategy to the Minister of Planning.

 

DEP

Letter written 10 July 08.  No response at 27 August 2008.

35

Item 9.4

03/07/08

Bowraville Theatre – amended budget report

 

GM

Letter written.

36

Item 9.9

03/07/08

Council make representation to Minister for Lands seeking agreed compensation for subdivision of Reserve 91694

 

GM

Letter written.

37

Item 9.1

03/07/08

Council form working party to resolve conflicting issues surrounding the use of footpaths

 

DEP

Working party meeting to be arranged August/September.  To be deferred to after elections

38

Item 10.3

03/07/08

Urban drainage—report in relation to properties including consideration of installation of drainage in West St. Macksville

DES

Letter sent to West St properties advising them to keep the drainage channels free of obstructions.

Report to Council 4 September.

 

39

Item 11.4

03/07/08

That a new plan of management be prepare for Faringdon Playing Fields

DES

Awaiting outcome of grant application.

 

40

QWN 161

17/07/08

Policies on discs

GM

Underway.

As of August 2008 all policies are on Council’s website—no need to be copied to disc.

 

41

QWN 166

17/07/08

Road Base Repairs – Taylors Arm road near Johnston’s farm

 

DES

Listed.

42

QWN 159

17/07/08

RTA to be informed to attend to painted over speed signs at northern entrance to Macksville as when sun shines on road motorists can still see 100 kph through paintwork

 

DES

Letter sent.  No response.

RTA to assess.

RTA advised that they will assess.

43

QWN 167

17/07/08

RTA to be asked why there is no turning lane at the intersection of Bellevue Drive and the highway

 

DES

RTA will carry out an inspection of the site & any deficiencies assessed.  Tenders to be called 9 September.

 

44

QWN 168

17/07/08

When will work commence on North Congarinni Bridge & how long will bridge be closed

 

DES

Acting DES advised that the specification has been finalised.

45

 

SF360

17/07/08

Plan & costings be prepared for the Argents Hill hall – smaller replacement building –v- repairing existing hall.

DES

Meeting with CoM to ascertain their requirements.  GM and Assets Officer met with 2 reps of CoM and Cr Flack on 8 August.  Report to October on options for demolition, repair, replace & hand over.

46

RF386

17/07/08

Council seek legal advice regarding withdrawing our interest from the rights of carriageway (Rhones Creek Road).  That Council seek legal advice as to its responsibilities as a beneficiary of the right of way.

DES

Advised from Land Titles referred to Solicitor for comment.

47

SF42

17/07/08

Revised Model Code of Conduct – seek co-operation of adjoining Councils to establish single conduct review committee – invite Mr Terry Perkins to participate – direction attention of staff to new Code – letter to all Committees of Management.

GM

Adjoining Councils notified.  Letter sent to Terry Perkins.  Remainder underway.

48

SF908

17/07/08

Request Minister for Planning for direction on a planning standard for sea level rise.

GM

Letter sent to Minister Sartor.

49

SF283

17/07/08

List of areas in Council administration centre requiring work to ensure compliance with relevant standard for access for people with disabilities be referred to Council’s technical officers for assessment and if necessary a report be prepared for Council or the Access Committee.

DES

Audit to be undertaken by a Building Inspector and Community Manager.

50

LF3891

17/07/08

Access to timber mill – Nambucca Heads.  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.

DES

Report to October 2008 Council Meeting.

51

SF679

17/07/08

Waste Depot - Council tender for the weighbridge, gatehouse and associated infrastructure with the exception of road approaches which are to be undertaken by Council.  There be a further report to Council on the outcome of the tenders and a detailed costing of the roadworks.

DES

Specification underway.

52

SF825

17/07/08

That quarterly reports on Paveline operations be prepared and presented to Council.  That a further report be presented to Council identifying unit operating costs for the Paveline machine being the cost per cubic metre and the cubic metres applied per day.  Also local quarries to be advised in writing of our aggregate requirements.

DES

Report to 27 August 2008 Council Meeting.

 

Report to budget review

AUGUST 2008

53

QWN 170

07/08/08

Road up to South Arm requires attention

DES

 

4.7km listed in Forward Plan for 2009/10 rehabilitation.

 

54

QWN 171

07/08/08

Dr Fennell’s Corner to be completed

DES

 

Contractor to be engaged by 15 August 2008.

 

55

QWN 172

07/08/08

Developers Refund (G & Y Wood) Scotts Head

DEP

 

Response letter sent to applicant and waiting further advice.

Seven day final courtesy letter send 26 August.

 

56

QWN 173

07/08/08

How much stone moved from quarry to Valla

DES

 

To be determined for flood damage job at Henderson’s and near Coleman’s road.

 

57

QWN 174

07/08/08

Report on: Is tank water drinkable

DEP

 

Action sheet marked to DES in error.  Information to be circulated to Councillors 27 August 2008.

 

58

NoM

07/08/08

Council seek quotations from landscape designers to prepare, in consultation with Joan’s Army, a landscaping Masterplan for riverfront from the Bridge to the public toilets.

DES

Report November 2008

59

NoM

07/08/08

That Council invite GHD to address Council and introduce their Company and Project Team and provide an overview of their experience and expertise in late September following the Council elections.

DES

October Works

60

QWN 169

07/08/08

Donnelly Welsh Playing Fields – Illegal Clearing – Council receive a report on the outcome of the referral to the DECC and NRCMA.

DEP

Letter sent.

61

SF276

07/08/08

A report come back to Council on an amended Workplace Equity and Diversity Strategy which includes the designation of at least 2 positions for Aboriginal employment subject to the candidate being a suitable candidate.

 

GM

Report November 2008

62

QWN 181

21/08/08

Further discussions with Bridge Club regarding site/land for club house

 

MBD

On-going

63

QWN 183

21/08/08

Wilson Bridge – investigate the need for hotmix on bridge approaches on Kings Point side

 

DES

Settlement listed for levelling.

64

QWN 184

21/08/08

Shed gutter leaking onto garden in Star St Carpark

 

DES

Letter sent to owner seeking guttering.

65

QWN 186

21/08/08

Corrugation on North Arm Road

DES

 

Routine maintenance.

66

QWN 188            

21/08/08

Dead trees to be removed at Peter Trisley’s and at the gravel dum[p on Valla road

 

DES

Listed.

67

QWN 189

21/08/08

Contractor to be approached regarding break up of newly sealed part of Rodeo Drive

 

DES

Formally requested to review road conditions.

68

QWN 191

21/08/08

Corrugation North Arm road – use of tungsten teeth

 

DES

MCW to review.

69

QWN 192

21/08/08

New playground equipment Upper Taylors Arm village

 

DES

Will require a budget of $5,000 for a swing, slippery dip and softfall.

 

70

QWN 193

21/08/08

Salamanda Parade pothole

DES

 

Drainage issue—high priority.

 

71

QWN 194

21/08/08

Cleanup roadsides at Bowraville – request from Lions Club

 

DES

Draft agreement prepared. Council’s insurers to review.

 

72

QWN 195

21/08/08

Public seating – Bowra Street, Nambucca Heads

 

DES

 

Letter prepared to immediate businesses.

73

QWN 196

 

DA 2006/143

21/08/08

Who authorised deletion of conditions of for Hyland Park subdivision.

 

Who authorised deletion of requirement for ecologist to check for koalas

 

DEP

As part of the revised lot layout and with more accurate survey information it was identified that the permit may not be required as the development was further than 40m from the bank of Deep Creek.

 

The MBD sought to remove the requirement of an ecologist to some other qualified person and was advised that this could only be considered through a modification.

74

SF820

27/08/08

Request Rural Fire Service to maintain all fire trails throughout the area.  Request minutes of meetings for the past 12 months.

DES

 

75

SF1090

27/08/08

Promoting Better Practice Program Action Plan

GM

October 2008

76

SF1031

27/08/08

Defer review of Environment and Planning Department Policies to new Council

DEP

November 2008

77

DA2006/056

27/08/08

Council received a report on the standard width for cycleways and its implications for DCP 17.

DES

November 2008

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 September 2008

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.2      SF708         040908         Grant Application Status Report

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Jenny Chance, Grants Officer          

 

Summary:

 

At Council’s meeting on 7 December 2006 it was resolved that there be a quarterly return submitted to Council on grant programs.  The following table provides a report on grant programs which Council has been made aware of; their closing date; consultation with community groups; their current status and eventual determination by the funding body.

 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

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

 

 

 

 

Grant Program

Action

 

Status

1

FRRR - Small Grants for Small Rural Australian Communities

There are two rounds of Small Grants per year. Closing dates are 31 March and 30 September 2007 and 2008

 

 

 

A program for small rural communities will offer grants of up $50,000 to benefit people in rural and remote Australia.

 

Advised of new closing dates as follows:

                   1 May 2008

                   6 August 2008

                27 October 2008.

MS

A program of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal closes on 30th March and 30th September 2008. 

(Warrell Creek Hall Committee of Management lodged an application on 21 September 2007.)

Information regarding the next round for 2008 has been sent to all Section 355 Hall Committees, the Museums, the Macksville Gift Secretary, placed on Council's website and in the Councillors Newsletter 30 October 2007.

Letter sent to all Section 355 Hall Committees of Mgt on 30 October 2007.

Nambucca Entertainment Centre lodged application  March 2008 for curtains & blinds.

South Arm Hall lodged an application in March 2008 for water tank.

 

Letter sent to all Section 355 Committees of Mgt 18 March 2008 for new rounds.

 

·     Valla Community Hall (Revitalisation) are submitting an application for 1 May 2008

 

2

Local Adaptation Pathways Program

The Federal Government has announced the "Local Adaptation Pathways Program" to provide funding to help local government build their capacity to respond to the impacts of climate change.  The Australian Government will provide up to $50,000 to help councils undertake risk assessment and develop action plans to prepare for the likely local impacts of climate change.  The deadline for applications is 3 December.  As at 9 October, application forms were still not available.

 

GM

Application lodged.

 


 

3

Department of Environment and Climate Change

DEP

Application for additional "Flood Study" to provide more accurate Flood Mapping of the Shire.

 

Lodged 15 February 2008.

 

Closing date 15 February 2008—announcement expected later 2008

 

4

Department of Environment and Climate Change – NSW Climate Change Fund – Public Facilities Program

GM

$30m for water and energy saving projects in facilities open to the public eg schools, community buildings, sporting facilities, museums and art galleries.  Unaware of program’s existence until raised at meeting on 7 February.  Applications closed on 13 February.  No applications lodged by Council.

 

5

New Federal Environmental Programme - Still to be announced

GM

DES

DEP

The Area Consultative Committee (ACC) is proposing to take a lead role in putting forward an expression of interest for a major environmental project for Federal funding based on a “Clean Waters Model” implemented for Wallis Lakes.  The ACC is seeking Federal Government support for a $176m program over four years for each of the 8 Mid North Coast Councils plus Port Stephens, Clarence Valley and the Shoalhaven.  There is no matching funding required other than Council’s existing commitment to its environmental levy works program.  A letter of support for the initiative has been provided to the ACC.

 

6

Threatened Species Network Community Grants Round 11

 

TSN Grants Administration [mailto:TSNGrants@wwf.org.au]
To: TSN Grants Administration
Subject: Threatened Species Network Community Grants Round 11 OPEN

 

Trim document 7374/2008 refers to application

DEP

Round 11 of the Threatened Species Network Community Grants Program is now open.

Community groups are invited to apply for up to $50,000 to conduct on-ground conservation work for the ongoing health of our natural environment, specifically targeting the needs of nationally threatened species and ecological communities. Funding is available for activities such as habitat restoration, weeding, feral animal control, population surveys and monitoring, fencing, and fire management. 

Original signed applications must be received in WWF's Sydney office by 5pm Friday 30 May 2008 and project ideas must be discussed with the TSN Coordinator for your region prior to submitting an application.

Grant advertised in local paper.

 

8

Department of Environment & Climate Change Estuary and Coastal Management Programs 2008/09

Funding on a 1:1 basis

Closing date: 28 May 2008

DEP

Several projects identified and supported through the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee

·     Flood study—Deep Creek

·     Implementation of Nambucca River Estuary Management Plan

·     Updated flood study Lower Nambucca

Stage 2 Coastal Hazard management Plan.

 

9

NSW Environmental Trust Round 3 – Urban Sustainability Program

Closing date: 20 June 2008

DEP

Council previously resolved to submit both a joint application with Bellingen and Coffs Harbour Councils and an individual application.  Amended criteria excluded individual applications.  Joint application to be lodged.

10

Community Heritage Grants

Closing date: 30 June 2008 with National Library of Australia

DEP

Information sent to all Museums—13/5/08

11

Northern Rivers CMA – River Reach Program.

Ongoing funding program

DEP

Stage 2 Lower Nambucca River, River Bank stabilization, rubbish and weed eradication. (Nursery Rd/Pacific Hwy north for approx 2 kms)

Funding application proposal from the Nyambaga Green Team. Total application for Stage 2 $35,000 - $45,000.

Seeking in-kind contribution of $5000 maximum to provide some machinery to collect and remove rubbish, vegetation; prepare traffic management plan for traffic control on Pacific Highway.

Council’s $5,000 (max) in-kind contribution from the Environmental Levy.

12

NSW Maritime – Maritime Infrastructure Program

Funding on a 1:1 basis

Closes: 22 August 2008

GO

The Maritime Infrastructure Program (MIP) provides up to $2M annually to local government and community organisations for waterways infrastructure projects that benefit the recreational boating community across NSW, including the provision of public wharves/jetties, boatramps, public sewage pumpout facilities and public moorings.

Applications submitted for Pontoon and Gangway at Tourist Office Finger Wharf – Nambucca Heads.

Applications submitted with the assistance of the Nambucca River Users Group for pontoon at Macksville with $15,000 from the Environmental Levy and In-kind contributions.

 

13

Caring for our Country

Caring for our Country Open Grants

Closes: 1 August 2008

Community Coastcare

Closes: 25 July 2008

GO

Caring for our Country is the Federal Government's new natural resource management program.

An application has been submitted to the National Reserve System on behalf of the Nambucca Heads Local Aboriginal Land Council to purchase Faringdon Fields.

14

Natural Disaster Mitigation Program

Attorney General’s Department – Emergency Management Australia

Closes: 29 August 2008

Funding on a 1:1:1 basis

DES

The Natural Disaster Mitigation Program aims to identify and address natural disaster risk priorities across the nation. Funds are available for a range of measures that contribute to safer, sustainable communities better able to withstand the effects of natural disasters.

This program is being jointly funded by Commonwealth, State and local governments to help local communities better prepare for natural disasters such as floods, bushfires, storms or landslides.

15

Regional Arts Fund (NSW)

Australian Government – Regional Arts Fund

 

Closes: 14 August 2008

MBD

Application for Macksville Memorial Aquatic Centre mosaic mural under the Partnerships Program.

16

NSW Blackspot Program

 

Closes: 22 August 2008

 

MTS

RTA is inviting all Councils to identify and nominate new conforming projects for the 2009-2010 programme. Construction costs must be greater than $10,000 for rural Councils.

Application completed to gain funding for pedestrian refuge at Bowra Street (intersection of Wellington Drive, Woods Lane, Back Street, Fraser Street), Nambucca Heads

17

Department of Lands

 

NSW Government’s Waterways Program

 

Closes: 26 September 2008

 

Funding on 1:1 basis

GO

Expression of interest need only identify the area to be dredged, an indicative dredging cost, the relationship with any existing estuary management plan, comment on history / practicality of dredging and an indication of the benefits to be obtained from the dredging (with a focus on recreational boating).

Department of Lands is interested in projects that may fall into next years budget or next 2 to 3 years and ongoing as they understand that Council may not have allocated any funding in current budget to project.

 

For further information please see Trim document 20060/2008.

 

It is suggested that Council do not submit an application for major dredging as Council has not the allocated 50% of funds required under this program.

 

An application maybe considered for minor work downstream of the Gordon Park boat ramp for navigation purposes.  Consideration would need to be given to the costs and practicality of site establishment.

 

18

Northern Rivers CMA

River Health Plan Development (Stage 1)

Closes: 1 December 2008

GO

River Health Plan Development (Stage 1)

A River Reach plan needs to be developed prior to project implementation. In most cases, groups undertake the plan development in one year and then apply to implement the plan the following year.

To develop a river health plan Council can:

Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for Plan Development using form provided. This is a competitive process, EOIs for plan development will be assessed (using eligibility criteria) and ranked. Successful applicants will receive assistance from an NRCMA officer to produce a plan, OR Produce a plan independently.

19

Northern Rivers CMA

Development and Implementation of local Government local scale coastline NRM plans

GO

Funding to provide consistent standardised beach access signage across the Shires coastal foreshore accesses utilising current best practice signage systems for aquatic and recreational use.

 

Joint application with DECC.

 

 

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 September 2008

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.3      SF325              040908         Annual General Meeting - Nambucca Heads Tennis Courts Committee of Management

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Michael Coulter, General Manager         

 

Summary:

 

The report acknowledges the annual general meeting of the Nambucca Heads Tennis Courts Committee of Management and the new Committee.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1        That Council endorse the Committee of Management for the Nambucca Heads Tennis Courts           for 2008/2009 and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in 2007/2008.

 

2        That the Community Services Directory and Committee of Management data source be           updated to reflect the new Committee.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

There are no real options.  Council needs voluntary Committees of Management to manage recreation and community facilities across the Nambucca Valley.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The AGM of the Nambucca Heads Tennis Courts Committee of Management was held on 31 July 2008.

 

The Committee of Management for 2008/2009 is:

 

President                                           Peggy Lyons

Vice President and Social Secretary     Donna Mills

Secretary                                           Margaret Tait

Treasurer and Public Officer                 John Tait

Maintenance Officer                            Doug Alley

Publicity Officer                                  Graham Harris

Member Liaison Officer                        Lyn Crane

Other Committee Members                  Sharon Donnelly, Ron Donnelly, Col McAulay, Julie Higginbotham

 

The Treasurer’s report indicates that $6,519 of maintenance was undertaken in the year.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been no consultation in preparing this report.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no implications for the environment.

 

Social

 

There are no social implications.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

There are no risk implications.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There are no financial implications.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is no implications for working funds.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 September 2008

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.4      SF325              040908         Annual General Meeting - Nambucca Entertainment Centre Committee of Management

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Michael Coulter, General Manager         

 

Summary:

 

The report acknowledges the annual general meeting of the Nambucca Heads Entertainment Centre Committee of Management and the new Committee.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1        That Council endorse the Committee of Management for the Nambucca Heads Entertainment           Centre and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in 2007/2008.

 

2        That the Community Services Directory and Committee of Management data source be           updated to reflect the new Committee.

 

3        That a Works Inspection Committee visit be arranged for the new Council.

 

4        That Council note the proposed external painting and new lettering to be undertaken in           2008/2009.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

There are no real options.  Council needs voluntary Committees of Management to manage recreation and community facilities across the Nambucca Valley.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The AGM of the Nambucca Entertainment Centre Committee of Management was held on 20 August 2008.

 

Malcolm McNay has stepped down as Secretary/Treasurer/Booking Officer for family reasons.  Malcolm has been a tremendous contribution to the Entertainment Centre and a letter of thanks has been issued on behalf of Council.

 

The Committee of Management for 2008/2009 is:

 

President                                  Bonnie Tardiani

Vice President                          Richard Greentree

Booking Officer & Treasurer        Audrey Williams

Secretary                                  Lynne Greentree

Audio                                       Pat Richardson

 

The Committee raised a number of issues to be addressed by Council being:

 

Leaking Roof – There have been leaks in the main hall (centre 2/3’s to the front); around the skylight and light in the Stringer Gallery.  Council’s Technical Officer Assets has arranged a plumber to inspect and repair these.

 

External Painting and New Lettering – Council’s Technical Officer Assets has obtained quotes for external painting and attaching new stainless steel lettering.  It is proposed to proceed with this work in this financial year.

 

Request for Works Inspection Committee visit – the Committee is concerned about the steepness of the batter to the new residential development at the rear and the stability of the building.  An inspection by the Works Committee will be arranged.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Councillor Duffus and the General Manager attended the AGM.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no implications for the environment.

 

Social

 

There are no social implications.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

There are no risk implications.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There is no impact on current or future budgets.  The planned work is budgeted for.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is no impact on working funds.

 

Attachments:

1View

21240/2008 - Letter from Nambucca Heads Community Action Group regarding concerns about the erosion at the back of the Entertainment Centre

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 4 September 2008

Annual General Meeting - Nambucca Entertainment Centre Committee of Management

Attachment 1

21240/2008 - Letter from Nambucca Heads Community Action Group regarding concerns about the erosion at the back of the Entertainment Centre

 


 


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 September 2008

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.5      SF339              040908         Annual General Meeting - Unkya Reserve Committee of Management

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Michael Coulter, General Manager         

 

Summary:

 

The report acknowledges the annual general meeting of the Unkya Reserve Committee of Management and the new Committee.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1        That Council endorse the Committee of Management for the Unkya Reserve Committee of           Management and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in 2007/2008.

 

2        That the Community Services Directory and Committee of Management data source be           updated to reflect the new Committee.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

There are no real options.  Council needs voluntary Committees of Management to manage recreation and community facilities across the Nambucca Valley.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The AGM of the Unkya Reserve Committee of Management was held on Sunday 10 August 2008.

 

The Committee of Management for 2008/2009 is:

 

President                        Alex Pelser

Vice President                 Cathy Scaffide

Secretary/Treasurer          Gloria Branford for 1 month only

Committee:                               Marlon Branford, Phillip Smith, Gloria Branford, Nikki McAndrew, Peter McAndrew, Paul Mountford

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been no consultation preparing this report.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no implications for the environment.

 

Social

 

There are no social implications.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

There are no risk implications.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There are no financial implications.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is no implications for working funds.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 September 2008

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.6      SF301              040908         Annual General Meeting - Pioneer Community Centre Committee of Management

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Michael Coulter, General Manager         

 

Summary:

 

The report acknowledges the annual general meeting of the Pioneer Community Centre Committee of Management and the new Committee.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1        That Council endorse the Committee of Management for the Pioneer Community Centre for           2008/2009 and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in 2007/2008.

 

2        That the Community Services Directory and Committee of Management data source be           updated to reflect the new Committee.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

There are no real options.  Council needs voluntary Committees of Management to manage recreation and community facilities across the Nambucca Valley.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The AGM of the Bowraville Pioneer Community Centre Committee of Management was held on 14 August 2008.

 

The previous office holders have resigned.  The Committee of Management for 2008/2009 is:

 

President:                       Rusty Kilpatrick

Secretary:                       Ray Hanly

Treasurer:                        Ken McKelvie

Ordinary Members: Margo McCarthy

                                      Chris Florian

                                      Julia Morrell

                                      Paul Cole

                                      Wendy Cole

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been no consultation in preparing this report.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no implications for the environment.

 

Social

 

There are no social implications.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

There are no risk implications.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There are no financial implications.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There are no implications for working funds.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 September 2008

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.7      SF312              040908         Annual General Meeting - Gordon Park Rainforest Walks Committee of Management

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Michael Coulter, General Manager         

 

Summary:

 

The report acknowledges the annual general meeting of the Gordon Park Rainforest Walks Committee of Management and the new Committee.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1        That Council endorse the Committee of Management for the Gordon Park Rainforest Walks           Committee of Management for 2008/2009 and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in           2007/2008.

 

2        That the Community Services Directory and Committee of Management data source be           updated to reflect the new Committee.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

There are no real options.  Council needs voluntary Committees of Management to manage recreation and community facilities across the Nambucca Valley.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The AGM of the Gordon Park Rainforest Walks Committee was held on 14 August 2008.  The General Manager attended the meeting.

 

The Committee of Management for 2008/2009 is:

 

President                                  Dot Secomb

Vice President                           Edna Stride

Secretary/Treasurer                   John Tait

Publicity Officer                         Clare Harris-Hill

Other Committee Members        Peter Dingle, Gwen Harden, John Pass, Jenni Pass, Ev Dorrough, Rhonda Davies, Paul Davies, Lorinda Campbell, Daniel Barnes, Djhan Morgan, Trent Northover, Stuart Holmes, Anne Smyth, Kelly Tudhope, Barbara Graham.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been no consultation in preparing this report.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no implications for the environment.

 

Social

 

There are no social implications.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

There are no risk implications.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There are no financial implications.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There are no implications for working funds.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 September 2008

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.8      SF309              040908         Annual General Meeting - Bowraville Folk Museum Committee of Management

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Michael Coulter, General Manager         

 

Summary:

 

The report acknowledges the annual general meeting of the Bowraville Folk Museum Committee of Management and the new Committee.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1        That Council endorse the Committee of Management for the Bowraville Folk Museum           Committee of Management and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in 2007/2008.

 

2        That the Community Services Directory and Committee of Management data source be           updated to reflect the new Committee.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

There are no real options.  Council needs voluntary Committees of Management to manage recreation and community facilities across the Nambucca Valley.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The AGM of the Bowraville Folk Museum Committee of Management has been held and the Committee has forwarded advice as to the new Committee being:

 

President                                  Russ Tredinnick

Secretary                                  Pat Hillery

Treasurer                                  Diana Nicholls

 

The major accomplishment in 2007/2008 was the installation of a fire sprinkler system.

 

Financial membership of the Museum has reached 34 which is a significant improvement over the previous year.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been no consultation in preparing this report.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no implications for the environment.

 

Social

 

There are no social implications.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

There are no risk implications.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There are no financial implications.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There are no implications for working funds.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

  


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 September 2008

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 9.1      SF261              040908         Correspondence with the RTA Regarding the Macksville to Urunga Preferred Route Corridor

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Greg Meyers, Director Environment and Planning         

 

Summary:

 

By resolution, Council required the details of all correspondence and communication between Council and the RTA in relation to the proposed Macksville to Urunga Highway deviation to be presented to Council for information.

 

The attached letters are brought to Council’s attention.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1          That Council note the response from the RTA regarding the referral map provided to Council with their letter dated 6 February 2006.

 

2          That Council write to the RTA asking what process they adopt in advising persons about the proposed Highway Upgrade location when conveyancing applications are made relating to the Roads Act or possible road widening or acquisitions.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council could choose not to write to the RTA.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

There has been much concern raised by the community and Council in relation to the proposed highway deviation from Macksville to Urunga (including the Warrell Creek section) with Council resolving that all communication relating to the Highway deviation between Council and the RTA be brought to Council’s attention through the Business Paper.

 

Following representations by numerous landowners Council sought clarification from the RTA as to the letter they sent to Council dated 6 February 2006 seeking Council’s co-operation by referring specific development applications and rezoning proposals through to them for information and comment. These referrals being outside the normal and required referral process.

 

Council’s letter dated 11 April 2008, specifically sought clarification as to the statutory status of their 6 February 2006 letter.

 

The RTA have now responded by letter dated 1 August 2008 which indicates that the Macksville to Urunga Pacific Highway upgrade is in the “planning stage”, and the land identified by the map and letter dated 6 February 2006 is not land designated for acquisition within the meaning of Division 3 Part 2 Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991.

 

The RTA also state “However, Council may include advice on the Preferred Route in Planning Certificates in accordance with Section 149(5) Environmental Planning and Assessment Act”.

 

Up until now Council has not provided any advice on Planning Certificates relating to the preferred route as the advice from the RTA simply requested the referral of specific land use applications to them for information and comment.

 

A check with an adjoining Council suggests a similar approach and in fact it has been indicated that even though they have reached the approval stage for the highway they are still accepting and considering Development Applications “as a landowner is entitled to receive compensation for any development required for their normal enjoyment of their land under the provisions of the Just Terms Compensation Act”. This is a similar approach that Council has taken in regard to the Draft Rural-Residential Land Release Strategy.

 

Section 149(5) of the EP&A Act states A Council may, in a Planning certificate, include advice on such other relevant matters affecting the land of which it may be aware”.

 

The discretion is with Council to include any information in a Section 149(5) Certificate, and whilst the map provided by the RTA is indicative of the proposed highway route, Council should not be the ones held accountable for advising potential landowners who may be affected should the highway proceed.

 

The opportunity exists for any person, similar to a Section 149(5) Certificate, to make application to the RTA to seek advice as to whether the RTA have any road widening or acquisition proposals in place which may effect a property. It is therefore suggested, that Council not provide any advice on the preferred location of the Macksville to Urunga Pacific Highway upgrade to property owners within the “blue shading” on the map provided by the RTA for land use referrals to the RTA.

 

It is also suggested that Council write to the RTA seeking their approach to advising possible land purchasers of the proposed Macksville to Urunga Pacific Highway deviation.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Council’s Manager Human Resources (Risk & Safety) has been consulted.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There is no environmental impact with this report or the recommended action.

 

Social

 

The recommendation is considered a sound and socially responsible action in this matter.

 

Economic

 

It is unlikely that the recommendation will result in any economic impact on Council.

 

Risk

 

Council is faced with the risk being accused of not disclosing information that it is aware of. However, such information is not Council’s and in fact may be inaccurate as it is outside the control of Council.

 

Council’s Human Resources (Risk & Safety) Manager has indicated that the disclosure, or non disclosure as the case may be provides equal risk.

 

 


FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There is no budgetary impact.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Nil

 

 

Attachments:

1View

19511/2008 - RTA letter dated 6 February 2006

 

2View

8557/2008 - Request for advice re referral of DA's in relation to the Macksville to Urunga Project

 

3View

19471/2008 - Letter re Referral of Development Applications to RTA for comment

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 4 September 2008

Correspondence with the RTA Regarding the Macksville to Urunga Preferred Route Corridor

Attachment 1

19511/2008 - RTA letter dated 6 February 2006

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 4 September 2008

Correspondence with the RTA Regarding the Macksville to Urunga Preferred Route Corridor

Attachment 2

8557/2008 - Request for advice re referral of DA's in relation to the Macksville to Urunga Project

 

Enquiries to:     Mr Meyers

Phone:            02 6568 0229

Our Ref:          SF261

 

 

 

11 April 2008

 

 

 

Pacific Highway Office

RTA

PO Box 546

GRAFTON   NSW   2460

 

Dear Sir

 

MACKSVILLE TO URUNGA PROJECT

REFERRAL OF DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS

 

On 6 February 2006 you wrote to Council requesting the referral of Development Applications to you for comment. The types of developments were specified and were in addition to those covered by statutory referral requirements under SEPP 11.

 

The letter was accompanied by a map which identified the referral area in “blue”. The question has now arisen as to the statutory status of this letter and map and whether or not this should be noted on all Section 149 Certificates that are sought on properties within the “blue” referral area.

 

Your urgent response to the letter’s statutory status and whether Council should be noting on S149 Certificates that a property (within the blue shaded area) is within 400m of the Macksville to Urunga Preferred Highway Deviation Route.

 

Should you require further information concerning the above please contact the undersigned on 02 6568 0229.

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

 

 

G Meyers

DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING

 

GM:bs

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 4 September 2008

Correspondence with the RTA Regarding the Macksville to Urunga Preferred Route Corridor

Attachment 3

19471/2008 - Letter re Referral of Development Applications to RTA for comment

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 September 2008

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 9.2      SF691              040908         Development Applications and Complying Development Applications received 12-26 August 2008

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Barbara Sadler, Executive Assistant         

 

Summary:

 

The following Development Applications (including Applications to Modify a Development Application) and Complying Development Applications, were received by Council for the period 12-26 August 2008 and are presented for Council’s information.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the development applications received for the period 12-26 August 2008, be noted and received for information by Council.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

 

DA Number

Application Date

Development

Address

2009/016

13/08/2008

3 Lot Residential Subdivision and Boundary Adjustment

Lots 5 & 6 Section H DP 20823, 9 Glouster Street, Scotts Head

2009/017

14/08/2008

Colourbond garage & Carport

Lot 10 DP 22293, 48 West Street, Nambucca Heads

2009/018

18/08/2008

Double Garage 

Lot 33 DP 805647, 11 Alfred Close, Nambucca Heads

2009/019

19/08/2008

Fairway Reshaping

Lots 5, 6 & 7 DP 220439 & Lot 22 DP 1096192, 206 Wallace Street, Macksville

2009/020

20/08/2008

Install Kitchen & Operate Tourist Facility

Lot 2 DP 1089435, 88 Congarinni Road North, Talarm

2009/021

20/08/2008

Fill & Retain Walls

Lots 74, 75, 76, 77 & 78 DP 1099538, 74-78 Seaforth Drive, Valla Beach

2009/022

26/08/2008

Erect Industrial Shed and Commence Industry to manufacture granular products

Lot 75 DP 800111, 37 Yarrawonga Street, Macksville

2009/603

15/08/2008

Strata Subdivision

Lot 42 DP 616592, 1A Boulton Street, Macksville

2006/143/01

18/07/08

13 Lot Residential Subdivision
Revised site and road layout. Staged development. No change in the number of lots

Lot 22 DP 1036142, Treleaven Street, Hyland Park

2006/080/01

23/07/08

Shed

Lot 12 DP 1082511, 12 Kingfisher Lane, Bowraville

2005/291/01

1/08/08

Concrete Batching Plant - Modify Saturday trading hours

Lot 12 in DP 1046434 and Lot 13 in DP 241033, Scotts Head Road, Way Way

1998/055/01

1/08/08

Import Fines for mixing with hard rock

Lot 12 in DP 1046434 and Lot 13 in DP 241033, Scotts Head Road, Way Way

2004/242/06

1/08/08

Integrated Housing (19 Dwellings & Subdivision)

Lot 37 in DP 386715, 41 Old Coast Road, Nambucca Heads

1999/264/01

14/08/08

Sunroom converted to bedroom & timber deck

Lot 46 in DP 258422, Priory Parade, Valla


 

DA Number

Application Date

Development

Address

2007/244/01

20/08/08

Modification to include Lots 56 & 57. Plus retaining walls on side Retaining Walls-Ocean Waves Estate Cut, Fill & Retaining Walls

Lots 59 - 65, DP 1099538, 37-49 Seaforth Drive, Valla Beach

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

  


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 September 2008

Director of Engineering Services Report

ITEM 10.1    SF1137            040908         The Feasibility of Providing Sewerage Infrastructure to South Nambucca

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Richard Spain, Manager Water and Sewerage         

 

Summary:

 

A question was raised in Council as to the possibility of providing reticulated sewerage from Teagues Creek to the Pelican Park Caravan Park on the Pacific Highway adjacent to its intersection with Florence Wilmont Drive.

 

Council has previously engaged engineering consultants de Groot Benson Pty Ltd to investigate options for servicing the area with reticulated sewer and a report tilted “South Nambucca Sewerage Strategy Draft Options Report” was produced in February 2004.

 

The cost to provide the necessary pump stations and rising mains to extend the sewerage system from Teagues Creek to Pelican Park is estimated to be in the order of $1.64M excluding design, project management and gravity main reticulation.

 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council note the information in relation to the feasibility of providing sewerage infrastructure to South Nambucca.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

·           No options

 

DISCUSSION:

 

In the early 2000’s the area along the Pacific Highway to the south of Nambucca was considered to have some potential for development.  During this period Council took the step of engaging Engineering Consultants, de Groot Benson Pty Ltd to investigate the feasibility and estimated cost of providing reticulated sewer to the potential development area.

 

A report titled “South Nambucca Sewerage Strategy Draft Options Report” was presented to Council in February 2004.  This report provided a desk top investigation of four separate options for sewering the South Nambucca area.

 

Three of the options proposed an additional four new pump stations to service the area between Teagues Creek and Pelican Park with the remaining option adopting three pump stations.  In all options the sewage was to be pumped back through the existing Nambucca Heads sewerage system for treatment at the Nambucca Heads Sewerage Treatment Plant.

 

Based on the original cost estimates and inflating them to 2008 dollars the amended cost for constructing the sewerage pump stations and rising main infrastructure to permit the extension of the reticulated sewer system to Pelican Park is estimated to be in the order of $1.64M.  Note that this figure does not allow for construction of gravity mains or for design and project management.

 

The focus for growth in the Nambucca area has changed to the Valla Urban Growth Area, where the majority of the future industrial and residential development is planned to take place.

 

 

At this point in time is not considered to be economically viable to extend the sewerage system from Teagues Creek to Pelican Park.  However, this may change pending the outcome of the LEP for Lower Nambucca.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

NSC Department of Planning and Environment

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

The sewering of the area would eliminate the need for existing on site sewage management systems in close proximity to the Nambucca River at the Nambucca Resort Motel and Pelican Park with probable improvement to the groundwater quality entering the river at these locations.

 

 

Social

 

The proposal has no significant social impact.

 

Economic

 

The sewering of the South Nambucca area is considered to be economically unviable at this time.  If the proposal was to proceed increases in residential sewerage rates would be required to fund the work.

 

Risk

 

There is no risk, the report is for information only.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There are no implications for current or future budgets at this stage as the report is for information only.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is no funding required.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 September 2008

Director of Engineering Services Report

ITEM 10.2    SF593              040908         Stormwater Program 2008/2009

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Bruce Redman, Director Engineering Services         

 

Summary:

 

The stormwater program has been reviewed as a result of the damage arising from the 3 June 2008 storm.

 

The program now includes the analysis of the catchment bound by Nelson and Seaview Streets to determine improvements to the system and perhaps procedures to reduce the risk by modifying the low path.  This will require the engagement of consultants that can model and assess urban catchments.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council adopt the revised program for stormwater management in 2008/09.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

·           Adopt revised program

·           Retain program included in the budget

·           Fund the additional $200,000 from working funds.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The outstanding jobs within the 2007/08 have been put on hold as a result of the storm on the 3 June 2008.  This was done to enable a review of that program and the one for 2008/09 based on the problems that arose from the June storm.

 

One aspect that needs to be included is to carryout capacity assessments of catchments to identify “bottlenecks” in areas where improvements can be made.  The most significant catchment is the one bounded by Seaview and Nelson Streets that discharge across Riverside Drive.  External consultants experienced in this work will need to be engaged.  Associated with this is the need to upgrade the recorded information and accuracy of the drainage system in the GIS (Geographical Information System).

 

Then items have been given priority and the actual construction program modified to retain the same level of expenditure.

 

A       New Items

Current Funding

Revised Funding

          Catchment Assessment

$0

$  60,000

          Modification of catchment stormwater

          (as per assessment)

$0

$100,000

          GIS staffing

$0

$  20,000

          Old Coast Road (Secondhand Shop)

$0

$  20,000

          Mumbler Street

          (extension of stormwater)

$0

$  10,000

          Marshall Way

          (street overflow down driveway)

$0

$  10,000

          Sussex Street

          (street overflow down driveway)

$0

$  10,000

 

 

$230,000

 

 

 


 

B       200708 Program

Current Funding

Revised Funding

          Nelson Street

$20,000

$20,000

 

Litter Trap on Beer Creek.  Improve protection of Nambucca River.  Retain.

 

 

 

 

          Warrell Close

$20,000

$0

 

Low impact on housing.  Delete and revote

 

 

 

 

          The Glen

$  7,500

 

 

Low impact on housing.  Delete and revote.

0

 

$47,500

$20,000

 

 

 

C       2008/09 Program

Current Funding

Revised Funding

 

 

 

          Seaview Street

$70,000

$0

 

No drainage at all on the eastern end.  Flows down the road.  Defer.

 

 

 

 

          Briner Street

$45,000

0

 

Local flooding.  Defer.

 

 

 

 

          Wallace to Adin Streets

$90,000

0

 

Existing pipe has a low capacity.  Needs duplication.  Defer.

 

 

 

 

          Hibiscus Drive

$45,000

0

 

Existing pipe has a low capacity.  Defer.

 

 

 

 

          Alberta Street

$80,000

$80,000

 

Affected in the June storm.  Retain.

 

 

 

 

          Treleaven Street

$10,000

0

 

Restore degraded wetland.  Defer.

 

 

 

 

          Contingency

 

$  57,500

 

$340,000

$167,500

          Grand Total

$387,500

$387,500

 

The cost of the revised program would then be as follows:

 

          Revote 2007/08                                                                    $  47,500

          Budget 2008/09                                                                    $340,000

                                                                                                    $387,000

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Engineering Staff

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

Stormwater contains pollutants that accumulate on private property, roads etc.

 

Social

 

Localised flooding can cause major disruptions to residents that experience flooding in their homes from physical damage, insurance and health issues.

 

Economic

 

Residents suffer economic loss if not insured and even if insured can be subject to temporary housing.  Council has costs in addressing the situation.

 

Risk

 

If not addressed the impact of local flooding can re-occur exposing all parties to litigation.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

The proposed alteration to the program is based on retaining the existing level of funds but changing the priorities.

 

The deferment of projects and identification of new issues will affect future budgets.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

The stormwater levy is being used to fund improvements.  The existing budget is to be retained and no extra funds sought.

 

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