NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

 

MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Council Meeting HELD ON 20 August 2009

 

PRESENT

 

Cr Rhonda Hoban (Mayor)

Cr John Ainsworth

Cr Martin Ballangarry OAM

Cr Janet Court

Cr Brian Finlayson

Cr Paula Flack

Cr Mike Moran OAM

Cr Anne Smyth

Cr Elaine South

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Michael Coulter (General Manager)

Bruce Redman (Director Engineering Services)

Greg Meyers (Director Environment & Planning)

Monika Schuhmacher (Minute Secretary)

 

 

 

 

PRAYER

 

The Rev David Hanger from the Anglican Church, offered a prayer on behalf of the Nambucca Minister's Association.

 

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

 

SUBJECT:   DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

Councillor R Hoban declared a pecuniary interest in this Item 9.1 Liquor Outlets, Social Implications & Council's Role, under the Local Government Act, as her daughter works for Woolworths and Council has received advice about a liquor license application for a BWS store.  BWS is owned by Woolworths.  Councillor Hoban left the meeting for the duration of this item.

 

Councillor P Flack declared a pecuniary interest in this Item 9.1 Liquor Outlets, Social Implications & Council's Role, under the Local Government Act, as she has a family member employed at a liquor outlet in Macksville.  Councillor Flack left the meeting for the duration of this item.

 

Councillor R Hoban declared a pecuniary interest in this Item 9.2 Resubmitted Report on Conditions of Consent for DA 2009/113 and 2009/119 Smiths Lane, under the Local Government Act, as Council's decision may advantage or disadvantage family members who own land either side of Smith's Lane.  Councillor Hoban left the meeting for the duration of this item.

 

Councillor MM Moran declared a pecuniary interest in this item 9.2 Resubmitted Report on Conditions of Consent for DA 2009/113 and 2009/119 Smiths Lane, under the Local Government Act, as he has undertaken valuation work for one of the applicants but not associated with the application.  Councillor Moran left the meeting for the duration of this item.

 

Councillor J Court declared a pecuniary interest in this Item 9.5 Report on Endorsement of Urban Design Strategy – Matthew Street, Scotts Head, under the Local Government Act, as she owns land overlooking Matthew Street.  Councillor Court left the meeting for the duration of this item.

 

 


 


 

SUBJECT:   CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Council Meeting 6 August 2009

/09 Resolved:     (Flack/Court)

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting of 6 August 2009 be confirmed subject to the following amendments:

 

Page 2         Item 5.1       Cr Flack advised that there are two lots of movers and seconders listed.

 

 

 


NOTICE OF MOTION - CR Smyth

ITEM 5.1      SF1269              200809      Notice of Motion - Review of Council's Code of Conduct

1468/09 RESOLVED:       (Smyth/Flack)

 

That Council review its Code of Conduct.

 

 

 


NOTICE OF MOTION - CR Hoban

ITEM 5.2      SF1269              200809      Notice of Motion - Reporting on Flood Damage

1469/09 RESOLVED:       (Hoban/Moran)

 

That council receive a bimonthly report that individually lists all required flood restoration work and the current status of each job, until all restoration work has been completed.

 

 

 


NOTICE OF MOTION - CR Hoban

ITEM 5.3      SF1269              200809      Notice of Motion - Flood Reimbursement

1470/09 RESOLVED:       (Hoban/Moran)

 

That Council write to the RTA requesting immediate reimbursement of expenditure incurred on emergency works subsequent to the flood events earlier this year

 

 


NOTICE OF MOTION - CR Flack

ITEM 5.4      SF1269              200809      Notice of Motion - Calling in of Development Application - DA 2009/182

1471/09 RESOLVED:       (Flack/Smyth)

 

That DA 2009/182 - Boundary adjustment resulting in dwelling entitlement be called in and determined by Council.

 

 

 


NOTICE OF MOTION - CR Flack

ITEM 5.5      SF1269              200809      Notice of Motion - Street Tree Guidelines - Review

1472/09 RESOLVED:       (Flack/Smyth)

 

That Council review its Street Tree Guidelines policy.

 

 

 


DELEGATIONS

1473/09 Resolved:       (Ainsworth/Flack)

 

That the following delegations be heard:

 

9.1               Draft Bellwood Local Roads and Traffic Infrastructure Developer Contribution Plan (including proposed Road Link between Alexandra Drive and Marshall Way)

          i)        Ms Alison Fay—Concerned Resident—Objector

          ii)       Mr Ken Walker—Concerned Resident—Objector

 

9.4               Pioneer Community Centre

          i)        Mr Eddie Orrego—Representing the community—Objector

          ii)       Mr Ken McKelvie—Representing the Committee of Management-Objector

          iii)      Ms Juliet Tilson—Representing Radio 2NVR

          iv)      Mr Ron Hawkins—Representing Radio 2NVR

 

9.5               New Community Infrastructure Program funding

          i)        Mr Trevor Keast—Representing EJ Biffin Playing Fields

          ii)       Ann Antcliff—Representing the Macksville Tennis Club

 

From: General Purpose Committee

9.2               Resubmitted Report on conditions of consent for DA 2009/113 and DA 2009/119

          i)        Mr Peter Turnbull—Landowner—Objector

          ii)       Mr Trent Wink—Consultant representing Tony Smith—Objector

 

 

 

 


Ms Alison Fay addressed Council making the following points:

·                $40,000 to Roadnet

·                Does Council have a Town Planner

·                Council trying to obtain higher contributions from developer

·                Residents do not object to travelling on highway

·                Will Marshall Way become a highway in the future?

·                Residents do not want this link

·                More attention to existing roads rather than making new ones

·                Safety issues

·                Why so many headlines re lack of Council funds

·                Are they Council mistakes or inadequacies?

·                Council must vote this down, not wanted, not needed , not necessary


DELEGATIONS continued

 

Mr Ken Walker addressed Council making the following points:

·                Sacred sites could be affected

·                Understands developers’ needs

·               Importance of cultural heritage which is based on thousands of years

·               Should have their views respected and those views of the elderly residents

·                Link road will interrupt retirement and peacefulness

·                Road will be disastrous

·               Ratepayers do not want the link road and yet they will pay for it

 

1474/09 Resolved:       (Ainsworth/Flack)

 

That Council hear a delegation from Ms Robyn Burton who is speaking in favour of the recommendations but was not listed as a delegation.

 

 

Ms Robyn Burtonshaw addressed Council making the following points:

·                There is a silent majority who is in favour of the link road and is not speaking up

·                The link road is necessary as there is no alternative to going onto the highway

·                Safety of residents

·                No need to leave cars at home during holidays

·                Need to assist emergency

·                Noise will not be worse than that of the highway currently

·                Appreciates safety for children but takes life in hands crossing the highway

·                Petition signed by some

·                people coerced into signing petition out of fear

·                Pre school children shouldn’t be on the road and their safety is up to the parent

·                The link road will be a safe alternative for residents and emergency vehicles

 

ITEM 9.1      SF544                200809      Draft Bellwood Local Roads and Traffic Infrastructure Developer Contribution Plan (including proposed Road Link between Alexandra Drive and Marshall Way)

1475/09 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That Council adopt the draft Bellwood Local Roads and Traffic Infrastructure Developer Contribution Plan 2009 and that it be reviewed within twelve (12) months.

 

Amendment:       (Flack/Smyth)

 

That Council adopt the draft Bellwood Local Roads and Traffic Infrastructure Developer Contribution Plan 2009 but that the Plan be reviewed immediately.

 

The amendment was LOST

 

FOR the Motion:  :  Councillors Court, Ballangarry, Finlayson, Ainsworth, Moran, South

and Hoban (Total 7)

AGAINST the Motion:  Councillors Flack and Smyth (Total 2)

 

NoteCr Smyth requested that her vote be recorded as against this resolution as she believes that there should be a choice in the Section 94 Contribution Plan.

 

 

NoteCr Flack requested that her vote be recorded as against this resolution as she does not support a link road.

 

Lost Motion:      (Flack/Smyth)

 

That once Council is notified a Part 3A application is lodged that Council lodge an objection to the construction of a link road.

The motion was LOST.

 

DELEGATIONS continued

 

Mr Eddie Orrego addressed Council making the following points:

·                support plan put forward by Bowraville Support Committee

·                Bowraville community over last 34 years was able to run the community centre at little or no cost to Nambucca Shire

·                Building was offered in trust and should be given back to community in trust

·                Aunt Emily’s has been operating for some 34 years

·                Playgroup area was developed without cost to Council

·                Building can now be open inside

·                White ants eradicated

·                Occupants of the building flourished

·                $90,000 spent by committee on improvement

·                All members of the community can be members of the committee

·                Grants Hall cannot accommodate all those groups currently in the Community Centre

·                Petition with 386 signatures supporting plan and that Community Centre continue and if it is sold that the money be used in Bowraville

·                $20,000 donation being held, timber donation for any work, 3 tradesmen offering weeks of work

 

Mr Ken McKelvie addressed Council making the following points:

·                     Treasurer of Pioneer Community Centre’

·                     Council relies on community groups to look after its assets and saves Council many thousands of dollars per year

·                     New committee has encouraged much more activity including repairs and maintenance

·                     The committee has provided Council with a plan—it has the plan, energy and vision to maintain the building

·                     Asking for the thousands of hours and support that the community has contributed

·                     Asking for an opportunity for the Committee and Bowraville to succeed

 

Ms Juliet Tilson addressed Council making the following points:

·                President of 2NVR – offers a perspective from the Radio

·                Members have been surveyed

·                Want security of tenure in Council owned building

·                Need to look for another home if building is sold

·                Looking for assistance for a safe permanent home for 2NVR

·                Working well and providing a good service with upcoming new presenters and a focus on youth, good committee

·                Looking forward to working with Council

·                Have been looking for grant assistance

 

Mr Ron Hawkins addressed Council making the following points:

 

·                     On behalf of Radio Nambucca

·                     Surveyed with secret postal ballot

·                     88% were happy while building stayed under Council ownership

·                     Permanent accommodation should be found by Council

·                     65% agreed that Tewinga Hall would be suitable

·                     Bowraville Community Development Association viewed as a negative for Radio Nambucca

·                     Heavily taxed in bringing the building up to scratch

 

ITEM 9.4   SF362                200809      Pioneer Community Centre

1476/09 RESOLVED:       (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

1.       That Council advertise the Pioneer Community Centre for sale by tender.

 

2.       That the occupants of the building be notified of Council’s action.

 

3.       That the outcome of the tenders together with details on any relocation of 2NVRFM to the Tewinga Community Centre be reported to Council.

 

4.              That the residential tenant be provided with a further period of 2 weeks to vacate the premises.

 

5        That Council approach the Tewinga Committee of Management concerning a possible move of 2NVR to the Tewinga Community Centre.

 

6        That a report come to Council on the ability to transfer the building to the Bowraville Community Development Association Inc for a token fee but ensuring that it remain in community use, cannot be on-sold and any potential liability to Council in the transfer.

 

DELEGATIONS continued

 

Mr Trevor Keast addressed Council making the following points:

·                President of EJ Biffin Playing Fields Committee of Management

·                Construction of carpark not priority for Committee

·                Many sports events have been cancelled due to condition of playing field

·                Money for carpark would be better spent on sub soil drainage on playing field

 

Ann Antcliff addressed Council making the following points:

·                Secretary of the Macksville Tennis Club

·                Poor condition of the synthetic grass courts

·                Ongoing gluing of grass for a period of 6 years, glue not staying fixed

·                Court 5 is out of action due to above with other courts starting to deteriorate

·                Unsuccessful with grants to date

·                Would like to be allocated with funds from Community Infrastructure Program

·                Can contribute $20,000 towards costs

·                Injuries inevitable

 

ITEM 9.5      SF923                200809      New Community Infrastructure Program funding

MOTION       (Moran/Flack)

 

That Council apply the $164,000 funding from the new round of the Community Infrastructure Program to the following projects:

 

a        The repair and refurbishment of electrical installations at the Macksville Showground with a funding allocation of $60,000.

 

b        The provision of replacement cricket nets at Coronation Park with a funding allocation of $25,000.

 

c        The replacement of 2 synthetic grass tennis courts at the Macksville Tennis Courts with a funding allocation of $29,000.

 

d        The extension to the amenities at Hennessey Tape oval with a funding allocation of $35,152.

 

e        The construction and line marking of the car park at E J Biffin Fields with a funding allocation of $14,848.

 

Amendment:       (Hoban/Ainsworth)

 

That Council apply the $164,000 funding from the new round of the Community Infrastructure Program to the following projects:

 

a        The repair and refurbishment of electrical installations at the Macksville Showground with a funding allocation of $60,000.

 

b        The provision of replacement cricket nets at Coronation Park with a funding allocation of $25,000.

 

c        The replacement of 2 synthetic grass tennis courts at the Macksville Tennis Courts with a funding allocation of $29,000.

 

d        The extension to the amenities at Hennessey Tape oval with a funding allocation of $35,152.

 

e        That the allocation $14,848 for construction and line marking of the car park at the E J Biffin Fields be used instead on undertaking drainage improvement.

 

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

 

1477/09 Resolved:       (Hoban/Ainsworth)

 

That Council apply the $164,000 funding from the new round of the Community Infrastructure Program to the following projects:

 

a        The repair and refurbishment of electrical installations at the Macksville Showground with a funding allocation of $60,000.

 

b        The provision of replacement cricket nets at Coronation Park with a funding allocation of $25,000.

 

c        The replacement of 2 synthetic grass tennis courts at the Macksville Tennis Courts with a funding allocation of $29,000.

 

d        The extension to the amenities at Hennessey Tape oval with a funding allocation of $35,152.

 

e        That the allocation $14,848 for construction and line marking of the car park at the E J Biffin Fields be used instead on undertaking drainage improvement.

 

DELEGATIONS continued

 

Cr Hoban and Cr Moran left the meeting for Item 9.2 at 7.40 pm and returned at 7.42 pm following the conclusion of the item.

The Deputy Mayor took the Chair.


 

1478/09 Resolved:       (Ainsworth/Court)

 

That the two recommendations in Item 9.2 Resubmitted Report on Conditions of Consent for DA 2009/113 and DA 2009/119 be dealt with separately and that Mr Smith’s application be deferred.

 

ITEM 9.2           DA2009/113   200809      Resubmitted Report on conditions of consent for DA 2009/113 and DA 2009/119 (Item 9.2 in the General Purpose Committee)

1479/09 RESOLVED:       (Finlayson/Ballangarry)

 

That Mr Turnbull's application be deferred.

 

 

 


1480/09 Resolved:       (Court/Ainsworth)

 

That Item 9.5 of the General Purpose Committee meeting minutes be brought forward and dealt with as there were interested parties in the gallery.

 

 

DELEGATIONS continued

 

Cr Court left the meeting at the commencement of Item 9.5 at 7.44 pm and returned at the conclusion of the Item at 7.57 pm.

ITEM 9.5           SF1309          200809      Report on Endorsement of Urban Design Strategy for Matthew Street, Scotts Head  (Item 9.5 in the General Purpose Committee)

Motion:      (Flack/Smyth)

 

That Council adopt the recommendations 1 to 5 to the General Purpose Committee meeting.

 

Amendment:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That Council consult with Bennell and Associates in relation to increasing the height limit to 7.0 metres.

 

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

 

1481/09 Resolved:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That Council consult with Bennell and Associates in relation to increasing the height limit to 7.0 metres.

 

 

 


The meeting adjourned at 8.00 pm.

The meeting resumed at 8.30 pm.

 

 

 



ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

From Cr Paula Flack:

i         Will there be a formal investigation into the tree vandalism that has again occurred on steep coastal public land in Parks Street - the same area where trees have been cut down and or poisoned on at lease two other occasions? 

 

ii        Will an information board pointing out the vandalism and seeking information and notification of the reward for information leading to a conviction be erected?

 

iii       What other action if any can staff undertake to address the reoccurring issue of tree vandalism in this area?

 

1482/09 Resolved:       (Flack/Smyth)

 

That a report be provided to Council regarding a board to be displayed advising of Council's policy and the availability of a reward and that advice be provided on how Council will stabilise the slope with the trees being killed.

 

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QUESTIONS FOR CLOSED MEETING

There we no questions for Closed Meeting.

 

 


General Manager Report

 

Item 9.1 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

 

 

 

 


ITEM 9.2      SF959                200809      Outstanding Actions and Reports

1483/09 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Court)

 

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

 

 

 


ITEM 9.3      SF820                200809      Quarterly Performance Review - 30 June 2009

1484/09 RESOLVED:       (Smyth/Court)

 

That Council note the extent to which the Performance Targets have been achieved for the quarter to 30 June 2009.

 

 



Item 9.4 was dealt with under Delegations.

 


Item 9.5 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

 

 


ITEM 9.6      SF640                200809      Berrigan Shire Council - Request for Assistance with Legal Costs

1485/09 RESOLVED:       (Flack/Finlayson)

 

That Council not make a contribution towards the legal costs of Berrigan Shire Council.

 

 

 


General Manager Report - LATE

ITEM 9.7      SF299                200809      Back to Bowra Hinterland Festival Committee - Annual General Meeting - 7 August 2009

1486/09 RESOLVED:       (Court/Flack)

 

1        That Council endorse the Committee of Management for the Back to Bowra Hinterland Festival for 2009/2010 and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in 2008/2009.

 

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

 

1487/09 Resolved:       (Moran/Court)

 

3        That Council request a Treasurer’s Report from the Back to Bowra Hinterland Festival Committee of Management.

 

 

 


General Manager Report - LATE

ITEM 9.8      SF394                200809      Report on Investments to 31 July 2009

1488/09 RESOLVED:       (Smyth/Finlayson)

 

That the Accountants’ Report on Investments placed to 31 July 2009 be noted.

 

 


 


Director Environment and Planning Report

ITEM 10.1    SF1261              200809      Outstanding DA's >12 months, applications where submissions received & not determined 10 August 2009

1489/09 RESOLVED:       (Court/Ainsworth)

 

1          That the list of outstanding development applications (at least 12 months old) and 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.

 

 

 


ITEM 10.2    SF1261              200809      DEP Applications and Statistical Reports July 2009-June 2010, 2002-2009 and Certificates Received 2004-2009

1490/09 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

1          That Council note development application statistics and processing times for July 2009-June 2010 compared with July 2008-June 2009.

 

2          That Council note development application statistics and processing times for the years 2002 to 2009.

 

3          That Council note the statistical breakdown of development applications thus far for the financial year 1 July 2009-30 June 2010.

 

4          That Council note the statistical information for Certificates received by Council for 2004-2009.

 

 

 


ITEM 10.3    SF1261              200809      DA's and CDC's Received and Determined under Delegated Authority to 28 July 2009-7 August 2009

1491/09 RESOLVED:       (Court/Flack)

 

That Council note the Development Applications/Complying Development Applications received and determined under delegated authority.

 

 

 


ITEM 10.4    SF1148              200809      Contract Regulatory Officer's Report - July 2009

1492/09 RESOLVED:       (Court/Finlayson)

 

That the report from the Contract Regulatory Officer for July 2009 be received and noted by Council.

 


 

ITEM 10.5    SF283                200809      Report on the Minutes of the Access Committee held 28 July 2009

1493/09 RESOLVED:       (Smyth/Moran)

 

That the minutes of the Access Committee meeting held on 28 July 2009 be noted, including the Committee’s decision to defer a response on the removal or keeping of the podium in the Council Chambers.

 

 

 


ITEM 10.6    SF995                200809      Report on Registrations for the 18th NSW Coastal Conference at Ballina on 3-6 November 2009

1494/09 RESOLVED:       (Flack/Court)

 

1          That Cr Ballangarry and Cr Flack accompany the Director Environment and Planning or Environmental Compliance Officer, to attend the 18th NSW Coastal Conference to be held in Ballina over 3–6 November 2009. 

 

2          That Council endorse attendance by any other interested Councillor provided the additional costs come from the individual Councillor expense allowance.

 

 

 


Director Engineering Services Report

ITEM 11.1    SF741                200809      Paveline Patching Machine - Operation

1495/09 RESOLVED:       (Moran/South)

 

That the report be noted.

 

 

 


ITEM 11.2    SF843                200809      Ocean Haul Fishing

1496/09 RESOLVED:       (Moran/Court)

 

That an approach be made to Port Macquarie Hastings Council and Kempsey Shire Council seeking a special Professional Fishers Vehicles on Beaches Permit that requires compliance with the voluntary NSW Ocean Hauling Code of Practice.

 

 


  


General Purpose Committee REPORT

 

ITEM 12.1         SF939            200809      Marketing Slogan (Item 8.1 in the General Purpose Committee)

 

1497/09 Resolved:       (Court/Flack)

 

That "Discover It, Live It" be used as the marketing slogan.

 

 

 


ITEM 8.2           LF4144          200809      Ongoing Drainage Complaints from Albert & Gaye Junge - 26 Bluegum Street Nambucca Heads (Item 8.2 in the General Purpose Committee)

Recommendation:      (Ainsworth/South)

 

That the inspection of 26 Bluegum Street Nambucca Heads and associated drainage problems be noted.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 8.3           SF1321          200809      Request for Lease of Unused Part of Scotts Head Road Reserve (Item 8.3 in the General Purpose Committee)

1498/09 RESOLVED:       (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

1          That Council agree in principal to the proposed lease of an area of approximately 4600m2 being the unused portion of road reserve between Scotts Head Road and Cookies Lane to Ms Lyndal Gregory and to exhibit a public notice inviting submission to the proposed Lease for a period of not less than 28 days.

 

2          That Council obtain a non refundable payment from Ms Gregory in the amount $325.00 in consideration for the anticipated administration and advertising cost to be incurred in processing her request for the lease.

 

3          Subject to there being no objections to the proposed Lease that Council Lease an area of approximately 4600m2 being the unused portion of road reserve between Scotts Head Road and Cookies Lane to Ms Lyndal Gregory on terms to be agreed between the parties but including:

 

i)          A requirement for the Lessee, at the Lessees expense, to erect fencing around the perimeter of the identified land of a form and from materials satisfactory to Council.

 

ii)         A requirement for the Lessee at the Lessee expense to maintain the fencing around the perimeter of the identified lease area for the duration of the Lease so as to securely contain stock within the demised area.

 

 

iii)        A requirement for the Lessee to effect public liability insurance for the duration of the Lease for an amount not less than $20 Million and noting the interest of Nambucca Shire Council.

 

iv)        A requirement for the Lessee to meet all legal expenses associated with the preparation of the Lease.

 

v)         The term of the Lease to be 5 years.

 

vi)        The annual base rental for the leased area to be not less than $1,000.00 plus GST per annum.

 

vii)       The Lessee to advise Council at the commencement of each year of the number of horses to be agisted on the land for the ensuing year and the base rental to increase in an amount $260.00 Plus GST for each horse exceeding two horses.

 

viii)      The provision of the Roads Act to otherwise apply.

                

4          That Council authorise the General Manager and the Mayor to conclude negotiation of the terms of the lease for the area of approximately 4600m2 being the unused portion of road reserve between Scotts Head Road and Cookies Lane to Ms Lyndal Gregory and to execute any and all documents required to give effect to the Lease.

 

5          That Council authorise the affixing of Council Seal to the Lease for the area of approximately 4600m2 being the unused portion of road reserve between Scotts Head Road and Cookies Lane to Ms Lyndal Gregory.

 

6          That Council obtain a valuation on a hectare basis for leasing land for grazing purposes.

 

 

 


ITEM 8.4           SF923            200809      Bowraville Theatre - Request for Grant Funding - Onsite Inspection (Item 8.4 in the General Purpose Committee)

1499/09 RESOLVED:       (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

That Council note the onsite inspection of the Bowraville Theatre in relation to determining its support for an application for grant funding.

 

 


Cr Hoban and Cr Flack left the meeting at the commencement of Item 9.1 at 9.12 pm and returned at 9.14 pm after the conclusion of this item.

The Deputy Mayor took the Chair.

ITEM 9.1           SF1397          200809      Report on Liquor Outlets, Social Implications and Council's Role (Item 9.1 in the General Purpose Committee)

1500/09 RESOLVED:       (Finlayson/South)

 

That the status quo remain in regard to Council’s approach to managing liquor licences, with the following response being provided at the time Council is invited to make comment: “Nambucca Shire Council does not support or oppose such application but suggests that the statistics relating to alcohol related crime and health issues be taken into account.”

 

 


Item 9.2 was dealt with under delegations.

 


 


ITEM 9.3           SF1214          200809      Resubmitted Report on Section 138 Applications, bonds and footpath specifications (Item 9.3 in the General Purpose Committee)

1501/09 Resolved:       (Hoban/Ainsworth)

 

1          That Council amend its footpath specification where it is proposed to be installed with roll over kerb to require a minimum of F72 reinforcing mesh with 100mm thick concrete paving on a 50mm consolidated crushed granular bedding (90% compaction).

 

2          That Council accept the lodgement of an appropriate cash bond or bank guarantee where a developer wishes to defer the installation of footpaths which are required by a development consent. The cash bond or bank guarantee shall include estimated additional costs to cover inflation and restoration and repairs to the nature strip.

 

 

 


ITEM 9.4           SF532            200809      Report on Draft Development Control - Sediment and Erosion Control (Item 9.4 in the General Purpose Committee)

1502/09 RESOLVED:       (Flack/Court)

 

1          That the draft Development Control Plan - Guidelines for Sediment and Erosion Control be placed on public exhibition for a period of twenty eight (28) days.

 

2          That at the conclusion of the exhibition period, a further report in response to any submissions received be prepared and presented to Council prior to the adoption of the Draft DCP.

 

 


Item 9.5 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

 


ITEM 10.1         SF949            200809      Presentation of Building Inspections of Council Owned Buildings (Item 10.1 in the General Purpose Committee)

1503/09 RESOLVED:       (Court/Ballangarry)

 

That the presentation on the inspection of Council owned buildings be noted.

 

 

 


ITEM 10.2         SF365            200809      Grants Hall, Bowraville Building Maintenance Report (Item 10.2 in the General Purpose Committee)

1504/09 RESOLVED:       (Moran/Flack)

 

That Council note the building maintenance works undertaken at Grants Hall, High Street, Bowraville.

 

 



ITEM 10.3         SF652            200809      Relocation of Men's Shed - Nambucca Valley Community Services Council Inc (Item 10.3 in the General Purpose Committee)

1505/09 RESOLVED:       (Flack/Ainsworth)

 

That Council undertake further feasibility of Donnelly Welsh Fields as a site for a  Men's Shed

 

 

 


ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

QWN262/09 - Cr. Elaine South - Taylors Arm Road - Dangerous Road Sinkage (Ref SF1368)

Cr South advised that along Taylors Arm Road where the drain comes out, the road is sinking and now has hole showing—dangerous.

 

 


QWN263/09 - Cr. Michael Moran - Irvines Road - Development Application for Piggery (Ref SF1368)

In response to Cr Moran's question regarding the lodgement of a development application and request for a report to Council on this matter the General Manager advised that Council has received correspondence and has met with some residents.  The property owner concerned has been given 30 days to lodge a development application.  There is also an issue with the dwelling.

 

 


QWN264/09 -  Cr. Michael Moran - Nambucca River Cruises (Ref SF1368)

 

In response the Cr Moran's question as to where Council is up to with the River Cruise, the Mayor advised that Council has to apply for a public license, a separate application needs to be lodged by the owner.  Once these have been received then licenses will be issued.

 

 

 


QWN265/09 - Cr. John Ainsworth - Official Opening Valla Community Hall Project - 25 August 2009 (Ref SF1368)

Cr Ainsworth gave his apology for not being able to attend the official opening of the Valla Community Hall Project by the Hon Anthony Albanese, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.

 

 

 


QWN266/09 - Cr. Michael Moran - Official Opening Valla Community Hall Project - 25 August 2009 (Ref SF1368)

Cr Moran gave his apology for not being able to attend the official opening of the Valla Community Hall Project by the Hon Anthony Albanese, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.

 

 


QWN267/09 - Cr. John Ainsworth - Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage and Museum - Committee of Management (Ref SF1368)

Cr Ainsworth advised that Mr Geoff Minett, the outgoing President of the Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage and Museum Committee of Management, wished to passed on his thanks to Council for all the support given to the Committee over the past few years.

 

 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 9.25 pm. 

 

Confirmed and signed by the Mayor on 3 September 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

CR RHONDA HOBAN

MAYOR

(CHAIRPERSON)