NAMBUCCA

SHIRE COUNCIL

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

AGENDA ITEMS

21 January 2010

 

Council has adopted the following Vision and Mission Statements to describe its philosophy and to provide a focus for the principal activities detailed in its Management Plan.

 

Our Vision

 

Nambucca Valley ~ Living at its best.

 

Our? Mission Statement

 

?The Nambucca Valley will value and protect its natural environment, maintain its assets and infrastructure and develop opportunities for its people.?

 

Our Values in Delivery

 

?                Effective leadership

?                Strategic direction

?                Sustainability of infrastructure and assets

?                Community involvement and enhancement through partnerships with Council

?                Enhancement and protection of the environment

?                Maximising business and employment opportunities through promotion of economic development

?                Addressing social and cultural needs of the community through partnerships and provision of facilities and services

?                Actively pursuing resource sharing opportunities

 

Council Meetings:? Overview and Proceedings

 

Council meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month commencing at 5.30 pm.? Council meetings are held in the Council Chamber at Council's Administration Centre?44 Princess Street, Macksville.

 

How can a Member of the Public Speak at a Council Meeting?

 

Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings and address the Council providing the item is listed on the agenda.? Registration to speak may be made by telephone or in person before 2.00 pm on a meeting day.? These items will be brought forward at 5.30 pm in agenda order, and dealt with before other items.? Public addresses are limited to five (5) minutes per person with a limit of two people speaking for and two speaking against an item.?

 

Council allows not more than two members of the public pre meeting to address it on matters not listed in the business paper, provided the request is received before publication of the business paper and the subject of the address is disclosed and recorded on the agenda.

 

Speakers should address issues and refrain from making personal attacks or derogatory remarks.? You must treat others with respect at all times.

 

Meeting Agenda

 

These are available from the Council's Administration Building, the Regional Libraries in Macksville and Nambucca Heads as well as outlets in all towns and villages of the Shire.


NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

Ordinary Council Meeting - 21 January 2010

 

Acknowledgement of Country????????? ? (Mayor)

 

I would like to Acknowledge the Gumbaynggirr people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land.? I would also like to pay respect to the elders both past and present and extend that respect to any Aboriginal People present.

 

AGENDA?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Page

 

1??????? APOLOGIES

2??????? PRAYER

3??????? DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

4??????? CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES ? Ordinary Council Meeting - 17 December 2009

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 - 31 December 2009

8.3???? Graffiti - NSW Government Strategies

8.4???? Eungai District Community Council - Committee of Management - Amended Financial Statements for Year Ended 30 June 2009

8.5???? Taylors Arm Hall Committee of Management - Minutes of the Annual General Meeting - 5 December 2009

8.6???? Taylors Arm Reserve Committee of Management - Annual General Meeting - 14 October 2009 - Financial Report Addendum

8.7???? Complusory Acquisition of laneway by Department of Education and Training

8.8???? Effluent Management at Macksville Saleyards - Connecting to Council Sewer System

9??????? Director Environment and Planning Report

9.1???? Outstanding DAs greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined to 11 January 2010

9.2???? DAs and CDCs Received and Determined under Delegated Authority 8 December 2009-11 January 2010

9.3???? DEP Applications and Statistical Reports July 2009-June 2010, 2002-2009 and Certificates Received 2004-2009

9.4???? Contract Regulatory Officer's Report - December 2009

9.5???? Service of Emergency Orders on 11 Ridge Street Nambucca Heads

10????? Director Engineering Services Report

10.1?? E J Biffin Playing Fields - Review of Plan of Management

10.2?? Rural Fire Service - Annual Budget 2010/2011

10.3?? New Sludge Drying Beds at Bowraville Sewage Treatment Plant ???

11????? General Manager's Summary of Items to be Discussed in Closed Meeting

11.1?? General Manager's Performance Review Committee - Minutes of Meeting on 17 December 2009

It is recommended that the Council resolve into closed session with the press and public excluded to allow consideration of this item, as provided for under Section 10A(2) (a) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains personnel matters concerning particular individuals.

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??????????? a????? Questions raised by Councillors at 7 above

 

?????? i???????? MOTION TO CLOSE THE MEETING

?????? ii??????? PUBLIC VERBAL REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING PROPOSAL

???? TO CLOSE

?????? iii?????? CONSIDERATION OF PUBLIC REPRESENTATIONS

?????????????????? iv??????? DEAL WITH MOTION TO CLOSE THE MEETING

12????? MEETING CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

13????? REVERT TO OPEN MEETING FOR DECISIONS IN RELATION TO ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED MEETING.


NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST AT MEETINGS

 

 

Name of Meeting:

 

Meeting Date:

 

Item/Report Number:

 

Item/Report Title:

 

 

 

I

 

declare the following interest:

????????? (name)

 

 

 

 

Pecuniary ? must leave chamber, take no part in discussion and voting.

 

 

 

Non Pecuniary ? Significant Conflict ? Recommended that Councillor/Member leaves chamber, takes no part in discussion or voting.

 

 

Non-Pecuniary ? Less Significant Conflict ? Councillor/Member may choose to remain in Chamber and participate in discussion and voting.

 

For the reason that

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signed

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

Council?s Email Address ? council@nambucca.nsw.gov.au

 

Council?s Facsimile Number ? (02) 6568 2201

 

(Instructions and definitions are provided on the next page).

 


Definitions

 

(Local Government Act and Code of Conduct)

 

 

Pecuniary ? An interest that a person has in a matter because of a reasonable likelihood or expectation of appreciable financial gain or loss to the person or another person with whom the person is associated.

(Local Government Act, 1993 section 442 and 443)

 

A Councillor or other member of a Council Committee who is present at a meeting and has a pecuniary interest in any matter which is being considered must disclose the nature of that interest to the meeting as soon as practicable.

 

The Council or other member must not take part in the consideration or discussion on the matter and must not vote on any question relating to that matter. (Section 451).

 

 

Non-pecuniary ? A private or personal interest the council official has that does not amount to a pecuniary interest as defined in the Act (for example; a friendship, membership of an association, society or trade union or involvement or interest in an activity and may include an interest of a financial nature).

 

If you have declared a non-pecuniary conflict of interest you have a broad range of options for managing the conflict.? The option you choose will depend on an assessment of the circumstances of the matter, the nature of your interest and the significance of the issue being dealt with.? You must deal with a non-pecuniary conflict of interest in at least one of these ways.

 

?        It may be appropriate that no action is taken where the potential for conflict is minimal.? However, council officials should consider providing an explanation of why they consider a conflict does not exist.

?        Limit involvement if practical (for example, participate in discussion but not in decision making or visa-versa).? Care needs to be taken when exercising this option.

?        Remove the source of the conflict (for example, relinquishing or divesting the personal interest that creates the conflict or reallocating the conflicting duties to another officer).

?        Have no involvement by absenting yourself from and not taking part in any debate or voting on the issue as if the provisions in section 451(2) of the Act apply (particularly if you have a significant non-pecuniary conflict of interest).

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting

21 January 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.1????? SF959????????????? 210110???????? 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.

 

 

 

 

No

FILE

NO

COUNCIL

MEETING

SUMMARY OF MATTER

ACTION

BY

STATUS

JULY 2008

1

Item 9.9

03/07/08

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

 

GM

Letter sent 15/07/08.

Follow up letter sent 14/11/2008.

Minister for Lands has advised by letter dated 8/1/09 that land will be made available to Council as per the agreement following finalisation of an Aboriginal Land Claim.

Follow up letter sent 9 April.

 

2

Item 11.4

03/07/08

That a new plan of management be prepared for Farringdon Playing Fields

DES

Awaiting outcome of grant application before proceeding.? Outcome of grant expected early December but not yet received. Funding declined.? Work on preparing plan to be scheduled. Interested parties will need to identify potential uses for inclusion in revised plan of management. Local cricket and soccer associations to be contacted regarding use of the fields. No response as at 22 June 2009.

Consider no interest.? Prepare draft plan November 2009.

Preparation of Plan of Management commenced.

Nambucca River Masterplan has identified possible users.

 


 


OCTOBER 2008

3

RF256

 

16/10/08

Notice of Motion - Riverbank Erosion - Riverside Drive Nambucca Heads ? report re geotechnical engineers re stability of Riverside Drive

 

 

DES

 

Subject to GHD undertaking evaluation.

Separate assessments underway for:

Ellis Ave & Doyle Lane Landslips:

????? Survey complete. GHD site mapping complete. Lab testing completed.? Property boundaries defined. Final report being prepared?Jason Cottages is high priority.

Catchment Assessment:

?????? Draft report received on 21 August 2009

????? Under review by Council staff.

Final report assessed.? Maintenance recommendation included in works program.? Phase 2 analysis of pipeline from Bismark to Nambucca Streets authorised.

 

DECEMBER 2008

 

4

SF688

4/12/08

That during the first half of 2009/10?? Council to call for community input into a new Environmental Levy program for the 5 year period to the end of 2014/2015.

 

DEP

Programmed for September 2009.

Ads to appear 17 September 2009.

Submissions being received and considered.

It is proposed to prepare a brochure on the achievements of the Environmental Levy over the past 4? years and to undertake a community survey on the continuation on the Environmental Levy and includes the Committees views on this Council?s commitment to Climate Change.

Questions in survey circulated to Councillors.

Report to Council 21 January 2010 meeting on current Env Levy and report to Feb GPC on Proposed New Env Levy.

 

 

5

SF1046

18/12/08

That the Wellington Drive component of the Urban Design Strategy be deferred pending a further report to Council in relation to further studies re land slip, rising sea level and traffic/parking.

 

DEP

Report March 2009.

Deferred in Draft Budget.

16 April 2009 meeting.

Deferred until draft Nambucca River Master Plan prepared.

 

 

FEBRUARY 2009

 

6

SF241

5/02/09

That a new plan of management for the reserve within Kingsworth Estate be prepared by DES.? To include pedestrian and vehicular access arrangements and management of environmental values.

 

DES

October 2009

Preparation of Plan of Management commenced.

Requests for information sent to Nambucca Heads Local Aboriginal Land Council and DECC.

The Lands Council has advised they will charge for an archaeological assessment.

In respect to the Kingsworth Lake Reserve the potential for Aboriginal objects to be found near this area is HIGH and inspections should be carried out as a walk over site survey should any activity be planned for this area.

 

 


 

MARCH 2009

 

7

DA09/049

5/03/09

The RTA requested to revise the speed limit along the Pacific Highway at Bellwood to 50km/hr.

 

DES

Letter sent.

No response as at 24 March 2009.

RTA advised 6 April 2009 that they will review and advise Council of outcome.

Follow up letter sent to RTA.

Verbal advise that on-site assessment done.

Verbal request to provide a response.

No written notification 10 August 2009.

No written notification 21 August 2009.

Further requests for response made 3 Sept 2009.? No written notification as at 21 Sept.

No reply as at 30 September 2009.

Further request made 22 October 2009.

Further request made 6 November 2009?verbally refused.

Further request for written confirmation 4 December 2009.

 

 

8

DA2009/

049

5/03/09

The RTA requested to revise the speed limit along the Pacific Highway at Bellwood to 50km/hr.

 

 

See above

 

9

SF791

19/03/09

That a report back to the Land Development Committee on the outcome of advertising for expressions of interest for the purchase and development of industrial land in Nambucca Heads.

 

 

GM

Report to come back following advertising.

DES to investigate potential for closure of part of the road to add to the industrial land.

Surveyor to identify services and boundaries.

Services already allowed for in lot plan.

No expressions of interest received.? Report to come to Land Development Committee.

Resolved on 17 December 2009 that Council retain the land until there is evidence of an improvement in market conditions.? Manager to report on any discussions with prospective purchasers.

 

 

APRIL 2009

 

10

SF959

16/04/09

Sub-Committee continue a review of Draft Management Plan so that it can be presented to Council in March 2010.

Clrs

A report is to be prepared to the Sub-Committee on a staged process for reviewing the Draft Management Plan.? Report to be completed by June 2009.? Subcommittee to report by March 2010.

Review will now have to be in accordance with new legislation.? Meeting date for Committee is 10 August 2009.

Next meeting for Councillors Court, Flack, Smyth and South is scheduled for 9.00 am Meeting held Monday 24 August 2009.

Meeting held 8 Sept 2009.

Next meeting scheduled for 30 Sept 2009.

Council resolved on 5 November 2009 that the Sub-Committee provide progress reports on their work.

 

 

11

SF1305

16/04/09

Council make representations to the Minister for Emergency Services and Minister for Roads to seek funding for the repair of landslips in Nambucca Heads which occurred as a consequence of the flood events in February and March 2009.? Also that Council make representations to the Insurance Council for the provision of insurance for land slip damage.

 

GM

Letters sent 21 April 2009.

Follow-up letter sent 28 May 2009.

DES to write to RTA requesting a program as to when they will make determinations and when emergency funds will be available.

Letter sent.

No response at 10 August 2009.

 

Mayor has made representations to Andrew Stoner MP.

 

Meeting with Minister for Transport (David Campbell) on 3 December 2009.? No response as at 8 January 2010.

 

 

MAY 2009

 

12

SF959

07/05/09 & 4/6/09

That the report concerning Wia-Ora sand and gravel quarry consider options for calling in bonds to undertake works.

 

 

DEP

To be reported 21 May 2009.

Deferred to June 2009 to enable all options to be considered.

See item in business paper 4/6/2009.

Council again write to Dept Water & Energy

Letter sent 10 June 2009.

No response as at 6 July 2009.

Further follow up letter sent 27 July 2009.

Further follow up letter sent 10 September.

No response as at 22 September 2009.

Council has resolved on 1 October 2009 to write to the Premier concerning the delay.

Letter sent 28 October 2009.

No response as at 20/11/09.

Response from Premiers Office 26/11/09 advising that it has been referred to other Ministers.

See Attachment (30416/2009).

Letter received from Minister Costa 4 Jan ? ?a reply will be provided as soon as possible?.

 

 

13

SF1213

07/05/09

Allocation for retaining wall at Little Beach be deferred for consideration at the September Quarterly Review

 

DES

November 2009

Follow-up letter sent.

No reply at 17 July 2009

No reply at 10 August 2009.

No reply at 21 August 2009.

No reply at 7 Sept 2009.

No reply expected until Scotts Head Master Plan completed

 

 

14

SF1213

07/05/09

Council review the cycleway plan so as to ensure its funding requirements are realistic.

 

DES

December 2009

The revision of the Plan will need to be deferred so that staff can give priority to the construction of the cycleway south of Nambucca Heads.? April 2010

 

 

15

SF1213

07/05/09

Council receive a report on the funding and use of the reserves for the Council Chambers Upkeep, Self Insurance and Tourist Centre Upkeep.

 

GM

September 2009.? Delayed to October 2009.

Delayed till November 2009.

Obtaining information on cost/benefit of increasing self insurance reserve and reducing the schedule of insured buildings.

Report in December 2009.

GM attending to more urgent issues.? Will try to complete for 21 January meeting.? Proposals put to Council?s insurer and auditor re self insurance of plant and equipment.? To be reported to February GPC.

 

16

SF452

21/05/09

Council seek from the Minister for the Environment acceptance that the sampling data for the old landfill indicate down stream impacts are minimal and re-installation of the leachate interception trench is not justifiable.

 

DES

Local DECC office advised by letter of Council?s intention.

Formal proposal for Minister being prepared.

Positive progress being made with DECC rep.

Information provided on sampling to DECC.

For determination.

 

 

17

SF452

21/05/09

Council consider the provision of additional monitoring bores at the landfill with a report on the cost for installation and monitoring.

 

DES

Report to July 2009.

Proceeding to provide 3 addition monitoring bores at the Cost of $3,000.

Defer until need determined.

Water quality meets standards downstream.

On-hold.

 

 

JULY 2009

 

18

SF769

2/7/2009

Council make representations in conjunction with Bellingen Shire Council to the RTA and Minister for Roads, the Hon. Michael Daley MP objecting to the change in classification of the Bowraville to Bellingen Road and seek a deputation to meet the Minister

 

GM

Letters drafted 6/7/09

Agreement obtained from Bellingen Council.? Agreement being sought from RTA. Brief prepared for Geotechnical Consultants.

Expressions of interest being sought for an Options Study.

RTA has approved options study.

In relation to deputation follow up letter sent 10 Sept 2009.

Meeting with Minister for Transport on 3 December 2009.

 

 

19

SF283

16/7/09

Option for a rebated access ramp in lieu of removal of podium in Council Chambers be put to the Access Committee.

 

DEP

Matter presented to Access Committee 28 July 2009.

Matter deferred for consideration at next Access meeting.

Matter further deferred for consideration by Committee.

 

 

20

SF1272

16/07/09

Council consider as a first priority the provision of a data link and adequate server for backup in the quarterly review.? That Council consider suitable remote office space to house disaster recovery equipment at the quarterly review.

 

GM

Report to meeting on 19/11/09.

Deferred to December 2009.

 

Quotes being sought for fibre optic link to the Library.? Will report when quotes are in.

 

21

SF1272

16/07/09

Council consider the need and cost of a consultant to identify and recommend improvements to existing records management practices in the 2010/11 budget.

 

GM

To be reported on in March 2010.

 

22

SF741

16/07/09

Council persevere with improving the operator and equipment efficiency of the Paveliner for a further 6 months before receiving a report and assessing other options including pothole patching being undertaken by contractors.

 

DES

January 2010.

See report from Manager Civil Works

 

AUGUST 2009

23

SF285

06/08/09

Council write to Coffs Harbour City Council enquiring as to whether the proposed Coffs Coast rail motor service has progressed.

 

GM

Letter sent to Coffs Harbour GM on 14/8/09.

No response as at 6 October 2009.

Follow up letter sent 28 October 2009.

Follow up letter sent 12 January 2010.

24

QWN 262

20/08/09

Taylors Arm Road ? dangerous road sinkage

 

DES

Dip filled.? To be further assessed for Briffen fencing.

25

5.2

Notice of Motion

20/08/09

Council receive a bimonthly report that individually lists all required flood restoration work and the current status of each job.

 

DES

19 November 2009

18 February 2010

15 April 2010

26

5.5

Notice of Motion

 

20/08/09

Council review its Street Tree Guidelines policy

 

DES

December 2009.

Delayed to allow community members to have input. Now for 21 January 2010 report.? Extension of time provided to community groups (Community Gardeners at Nambucca Heads) to lodge submissions.

27

SF544

20/08/09

Council adopt the draft Bellwood Local Roads and Traffic Infrastructure Developer Contribution Plan and review within 12 months.

 

GM

September 2010.

SEPTEMBER 2009

28

SF941

17/09/09

Tourism ? list of promotional priorities; opportunity for MOU between Council and NV Tourism Inc; MOU with neighbouring Councils; options for structuring a special rate for tourism marketing.

 

GM

Work in progress

OCTOBER 2009

29

SF1269

01/10/09

Council review the tank rebate scheme asap to encourage greater uptake and promote to the community.

 

DEP

Report to GPC in January 2010.

36

SF1269

01/10/09

Council investigate opportunities for funding for a part time Natural Resources Officer in a possible alliance with Bellingen Shire Council at no cost and that a report is prepared on the roles and responsibilities of the position.

 

DEP

Report to December 2009.

Deferred to January 2010 GPC due to dam inspections taking up December GPC.

30

SF1426

01/10/09

Council call for expressions of Interest for a Risk Based Water Based Water Quality Management Plan

 

DES

MWS

A large number of companies have indicated interest.? Plan to be listed in the draft 2010/2011 budget.

 

31

SF1075

15/10/09

Council review staffing requirements & costs for CCP milestones as well as the savings made in 12 months time.

 

DES

October 2010

NOVEMBER 2009

32

SF1269

5/11/09

Council write to the Premier and Lands Department and to the Minister for Local Government requesting that caravan parks on crown land pay general rates.

 

GM

Letters sent 11 November 2009.? Rate notice issued for Scotts Head Caravan Park to Trust Manager.

Follow up letter sent 12 January 2010.

33

SF1269

5/11/09

Council check with the ABS regarding the population of the Macksville Urban Area.

 

DEP

Enquiry to be made with ABS.

Collector Maps received but ABS yet to identify which collector areas of part of collector one define the Macksville urban area.

 

34

SF1269

5/11/09

Council object to State Government legislation re councils paying for damage to property due to sea level rises.

 

GM

Letter sent to the Hon. John Robertson MLC, Minister for Climate Change on 10 November 2009.

35

SF1102

5/11/09

Council conduct a Value Management Workshop to examine financial components of the IWCM; rate modelling; forecast developer contributions and residential bills.

 

GM

Being discussed with Dept. of Commerce.? Suggested early February 2010 following completion of exhibition period for EIS.

36

SF61

5/11/09

Council write to the Scotts Head Reserve Trust and request assistance in funding the provision of surf life saving facilities.

 

DES

Letter written.

Trust advised that letter referred to Land and Property Management Authority.

Response from Land & Property Management Authority ? 26 Nov 2009:

The beach is defined as a 'public place' in terms of the Local Government Act 1993.? Council has the power to regulate, influence and carry out activities on the beach by virtue of this definition.? Council has made the decision to provide the Life Saving Service, regulate bathing zones etc at Scotts head pursuant to such powers.

 

With the above in mind, Council's request that the Caravan Park users contribute to payment of Council's costs in providing the service is not considered fair or equitable.? Patrons using other forms of accommodation in the town, commercial or otherwise, benefit from the service without charge.? Also, many of the users of the Caravan Park are Nambucca Shire ratepayers.? The Reserve Trust is a non profit organisation ? revenues raised on the reserve remain on the reserve and are used to fund reserve maintenance, services and public improvements including attendant parking facilities, amenities and other services that are used by the public at large.? It should also be? noted that the Trust provides land for the Macksville Scotts Head surf Life Saving Clubhouse, which is leased at a heavily rebated 'peppercorn' rental.

 

37

SF1269

19/11/09

Council write to Aust Rail Track Corp requesting urgent onsite review of load limits on bridges on Browns Crossing Rd ? need to provide for water and septic pump out trucks.

 

DES

Letter sent to ARTC Broadmeadow.

 

Advised that letter referred to RIC.

38

SF1269

19/11/09

Request RFS conduct appraisal of all public reserves around Valla Beach that interface with residential properties and take any action necessary to minimise risk to life and property.

 

DES

Sites being identified on mapping for submission to RFS. NB ? RFS has already conducted some assessments as a result of being contacted by residents. Hazard reduction costs will be significant. One completed at $5,000, another at $9,000.

The RFS have responded advising that the BRIMS System is based on individual land parcels and their preference is for specific sites to be advised fro inspection.? The broad approach would require the inspection of 136 properties in Valla Beach alone.

 

39

SF1269

19/11/09

Council write to Dept of Lands requesting consent procedures in case of emergency riverbank restoration work.

 

DES

Letter sent to Land & Property management Authority asking consideration in emergencies.

40

SF382

19/11/09

Scotts Head Master Plan ? write to Dept of Lands as whether they are willing to accept a lease;? the proposed income and any associated costs.

 

DES

Letter sent 27 November 2009.

41

SF382

19/11/09

Council ask the Dept. of Lands to continue to expand the day area if the Master Plan does not proceed.

 

DES

Letter sent 27 November 2009.

42

SF624

19/11/09

Invite NRCMA to GPC re MOU/blueprint.

 

GM

Invitation issued 24/11/09

52

SF544

19/11/09

Section 94 contributions?invite organisation to put forward project ideas.

 

GM

To be done as part of the Community Needs Study.

43

SF601

19/11/09

Community consultation re traffic management in Wallace Street.

 

DES

Displays in foyer and Macksville Library; advertised over next two weeks; information sent to 9 Macksville (random) community groups.

 

44

PRF53

19/11/09

River Street Foreshore landscaping and development plan

 

DES

To be placed on public exhibition for 28 days at end of January 2010.

45

SF1439

19/11/09

Risk management and fraud and corruption prevention

MHR

That the matter be deferred to the next GPC?Councillors to provide comments to MHR.

 

DECEMBER 2009

46

SF62

3/12/09

That Council receive a report on options to assist with schools learn to swim programs

 

GM

Report to 21 January 2010.

47

SF276

3/12/09

That Council consider all submissions arising out of LEP exhibition re options for a TPO

 

DEP

All submissions are considered with report to Council for February GPC

48

SF1031

3/12/09

Report on practical and financial implications of backflow policy

 

DES

Report to Council 21 January 2010.

See Manager Civil Works' report.

49

SF968

17/12/09

NV Netball Assoc C'ttee of M'ment requesting the 2009 Minutes.

 

GM

Letter sent

50

SF21

17/12/09

That a report be presented to Council on the outcome of the Risk Management workshop and the Asset Safety Audit in relation to the Macksville Saleyards.

 

GM

Workshop being scheduled for March 2010

51

SF21

17/12/09

That a report be presented to Council on the possibility of connecting effluent from the Macksville Saleyards to the sewer mains system.

 

GM/DES

Anticipate report to Council on 21 January 2010

52

SF1226

17/12/09

That Council invite professional fishers to the next Estuary and Coastline Management Committee meeting to discuss issues they have regarding the Gordon Park boat ramp.

 

DEP

 

53

SF1440

17/12/09

That Councillors provide any comments to the General Manager within 7 days to enable the Draft Environmental Levy and Climate Change Survey Report to be finalised.

 

GM

Report has been finalised

54

SF674

17/12/09

That the Mayors and General Managers from Bellingen, Coffs Harbour and Nambucca Shire Councils form a delegation to the Minister as a matter of priority so as to make representations on the disposal of mixed waste (biomass).

 

That Coffs Harbour City Council and Bellingen Shire Council be requested to consider the creation of a separate entity for management of the solid waste services of the three Councils.

 

GM

Letter sent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letter sent

 

55

SF587

17/12/09

That Council arrange an inspection of the Shannon Creek Dam.

 

DES

Scheduled for 1 February 2010

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

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Ordinary Council Meeting

21 January 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.2????? SF1120??????????? 210110???????? Grant Application Status Report - 31 December 2009

 

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.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the list of grant programs and their status to 31 December 2009 be received.

 

 

 

APPROVED GRANTS?SECURED BY GRANTS OFFICER

 

Grant

Funding Amount

Description

NSW Maritime ? Maritime Infrastructure Program

 

$53,220

Pontoon and Gangway at Lions Park, Ferry Street ? Macksville.

Pontoon and Gangway at Tourist Office Finger Wharf ? Nambucca Heads.

NSW Blackspot Program

 

$34,000

Pedestrian refuge at Bowra Street, Nambucca Heads.

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs ? Volunteers Grants Program

 

$11,179

Nambucca District Little Athletics ? Computer, camera and filing cabinets.

 

Nambucca Heads Junior Rugby League Football Club ? Coffee maker and a step ladder.

 

Nambucca Heads Touch Football ? Computer and a photocopier

NSW Attorney General?s Department ? NSW Crime Prevention Grant

$54,527

Program to assist licensed premises to implement strategies towards a safer environment for women.

Department of Planning - NSW Coastline Cycleway Grants Program

$75,000

Funding for shared pedestrian/cycleway along Pacific Highway, Nambucca Heads.

Department of Climate Change ? Local Adaptation Pathways Program

$140,000

Funding to assist councils to integrate climate change risk assessment into their broader decision-making processes. Joint application between Nambucca, Kempsey and Bellingen Shires.

Department of Sport and Recreation ? Capital Assistance Program

$8,600

Nambucca Tennis Club lighting upgrade.

Department of Environment and Climate Change - Regional Regulated Area Council Grant

$14,000

To assist with costs associated with weighbridge at Nambucca Waste Management Facility

 

Department of Local Government ? Playground Upgrades

$19,551

 

Install border and softfall to Donnelly Welsh Park and Taylors Arm Sports Reserve.


 

Department of Community Services (NSW) ? Area Assistance Scheme

 

$128,984

Marine Rescue Building ? Funding towards the construction of a new building

Unkya Reserve ? electrical upgrade and general repairs.

Jobs Fund ? National Bike Paths ? Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

$441,350

Funding towards cycleway in Bellwood (Pacific Highway) in partnership with Green Team.

 

Funding contributions include $50,000 from RTA, $75,000 from Department of Planning, $75,000 from Nambucca Shire Council and the remaining matching funds are in-kind contributions from Nambucca Shire Council and the Green Team.

Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme (MMAPSS)

 

$7,700

Funding towards the conservation and preservation of the Frank Partridge VC Military Museum?s Max Coward Collection.?

 

Volunteer Grants 2009 - Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

 

$45,076

The following applications were successful:

Nambucca District Band, Unkya Management Committee, Argents Hill Hall Committee, Talarm Community Hall, Bowraville Folk Museum, South Arm Community Hall, Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage and Museum, Nambucca Heads Offshore Fishing Club

Nambucca District Athletics Club, Frank Partridge VC Military Museum, Nambucca River Volunteer Marine Rescue Squad, Bowraville Junior Cricket Club Inc

Nambucca Cricket Club Inc

 

Healthy Communities ? Local Government and Shires Association and NSW Health?

 

$80,000

Partnership between Nambucca and Bellingen Shire Councils for funding towards an interactive youth driven initiative towards educating youth with skills that promote responsible use of alcohol.?

Includes Save a Mate program and other programs, competitions and events and employment of a project manager.? In-kind support also received from North Coast Area Health Service.

 

NSW Community Building Partnerships

 

$90,000

Funding for the following:

- Pioneer Community Centre ? works towards removing health and safety issues - $50,000

- Frank Partridge VC Military Museum ? New display facility - $40,000

 

 

TOTAL FUNDING RECEIVED

$1,203,187

 

 

 

 

SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS

 

 

Grant Program

Action

Grant Details and Status

1

National Emergency Volunteer Support Fund ? Emergency Management Australia (EMA), the Division within the Attorney-General's Department.

Funding basis: Fully Funded

Opens: Application Submitted

Closing: 6 March 2009

Outcome: Unsuccessful

Grant: $150,000

Council contribution: $0.00

 

GO

The National Emergency Volunteer Support Fund focuses on emergency management volunteers in recognition of their needs and the significant front line role they play in reducing vulnerability and enhancing community safety.

To ensure ongoing protection of communities it is critical that all volunteer agencies maintain their current levels of staffing and training.

The Australian Government is offering funding in 2009/10 through the National Emergency Volunteer Support Fund for projects which specifically address the recruitment, retention and training of volunteers.

Application submitted by Nambucca River Volunteer Marine Rescue Squad.

2

Country Halls Renewal Fund

 

Funding basis: 2:1

Opens: Currently Open

Closing: Always Open

Outcome:

 

Grant 1: $50,000

Council contribution: $0.00

 

Grant 2: $12,754.13

Council contribution: $6,377.07

 

Grant 3:: $17,052.00

Council contribution: $4,556.00

 

Grant 4:: $TBA

Council contribution: $0.00

 

Grant 5: $4,560.80

Council contribution: $0.00

 

Grant 6: $50,000

Council contribution: $0.00

 

Grant 7: 23,246.50

Council contribution: $0.00

 

Grant 8: TBA

Council contribution: $0.00

 

GO

$2.5 million over 5 years towards renewing country halls. The fund will be delivered by the Office of Rural Affairs.

 

Applications are currently being prepared for:

 

 

 

1) Argents Hill Hall ? Repairs

 

 

2) Nambucca Entertainment Centre ? External painting

 

3) Taylors Arm Hall ? Kitchen, flooring and windows

 

4) Burrapine Hall ? Repairs

 

 

5) Bowraville CWA Hall ? Painting and repairs

 

 

6) Nambucca Senior Citizens Hall ? Painting, flooring and repairs

 

7) Talarm Hall ? General repairs

 

8) Macksville Senior Citizens Hall ? General repairs

 

Notice of the program has been distributed to the Committees of Management for the halls

 

 

3

Norman Wettenhall Foundation

Funding basis: Fully Funded up to $10,000

Opens: Application Submitted

Closing: 31 March 2009

Outcome: Unsuccessful

Grant 1: $10,000

Council contribution: $0.00

 

GO

Support is given to projects that enhance or maintain the vitality and diversity of the Australian natural living environment.

 

The objectives of the Foundation are:

 

?? to build capacity in local communities to effect long-term beneficial change in the natural environment

?? to support and encourage research into, and monitoring of, all aspects of Australia's natural environment

?? to support education relating to our natural environment

?? Principles

 

Pre-approval to lodge a submission has been received for funding towards seating and signage for the Crosswinds Wetlands Reserve.? An application has been submitted.

 

 

4

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government ? Indigenous Road Safety Grants

Funding basis: Fully funded up to $30,000

Opens: Application Submitted

Closing: 27 March 2009

Outcome: Unsuccessful

Grant: $30,000

Council contribution: $20,000

 

MTS/GO

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government is now inviting applications for Indigenous Road Safety Grants for 2009-2010. One or more grants up to a total of $30,000 will be awarded to applicants for projects that will help improve road safety for Indigenous people.

 

Application forms and detailed information about the grants are available from the Department?s website.

 

Objectives

 

The grant is offered as a means to:

 

?? encourage innovative and worthwhile initiatives to help reduce road trauma affecting Indigenous people; and

?? increase the range of initiatives available to address road safety for Indigenous people.

 

An application has been prepared to fund engineering works, informative signage at Bellwood and a children's safety booklet.?

 

5

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

 

Funding basis: Fully funded

Opens: Application prepared

Closing: 30 April 2009

Outcome: TBA

Grant: $463,515

Council contribution: $14,040 (in-kind)

 

GO/

TOA

$30m for water and energy saving projects in facilities open to the public eg schools, community buildings, sporting facilities, museums and art galleries.?

 

Eligibility criteria

 

Applications are open to providers of non-profit public or educational facilities for projects which:

 

? publicly demonstrate how water and/or energy savings can work

? stimulate investment in innovative ways to save, harvest and recycle water and/or reduce overall energy consumption (and related greenhouse emissions) and/or peak electricity demand.

 

An application submitted for funding towards lighting and air conditioning system upgrade in Council?s Administration Building and six outdoor solar lights.? This is complimented with funding towards a free community globe promotion and an educational information sheet.

 

 

6

Australian Government ? Caring for our Country funding

Funding basis: Fully funded

Opens: Application submitted

Closing: 6 March 2009

Outcome: TBA

Grant: $100,000

Council contribution: $14,000

 

GO

Caring for our Country funding

The Australian Government is now calling for investment proposals for projects that will meet the targets outlined in the Caring for our Country business plan 2009-10. Caring for our Country is an Australian Government initiative that seeks to achieve an environment that is healthy, better protected, well managed and resilient, and provides essential ecosystem services in a changing climate.

 

The Australian Government is seeking investment proposals for landscape-scale projects that achieve one or more targets in specific geographic locations or key assets.

Projects can be large, medium or small:

? large-scale projects in the order of $20 million over four years

? medium-scale projects of up to $3 million per annum (a value of $2-3 million would be expected for most medium-scale projects)

? small-scale projects of between $20,000 and $100,000 per annum.

 

Council is working together with Landcare to submit an application that includes weed removal, field days, workshops and other on ground works and will involve a small devolved grant scheme for land owners and community groups.

 

7

Local Infrastructure Support Fund ? Building the Country Package ? Department of State and Regional Development ? Expression of Interest

Funding basis: Fully Funded

Opens: Application submitted

Closing: 20 March 2009

Outcome: Unsuccessful

Grant: $100,000

Council contribution: $0.00

GO/PO

$52 million over 5 years supporting infrastructure projects that are directly linked to economic development opportunities. The fund will be delivered by the Department of State and Regional Development.

 

Application submitted for infrastructure works at Macksville Saleyards.

 

8

NRMA ? Community Grants Program

Funding basis: Fully funded up to $5,000

Opens: Application submitted

Closing: 25 March 2009

Outcome: Unsuccessful

 

Grant 1: $4,998

Council contribution: $0.00

Grant 2: $5,000

Council contribution: $0.00

 

GO

The Community Grants Program provides funding to support community and not for profit organisations that are making our communities safer, particularly in the areas of crime prevention, road safety, emergency readiness and response, and the environment.

 

1) Funding towards solar hot water system at E J Biffin Fields

 

2) Funding towards production of brochure for Crosswinds

 

9

Jobs Fund

Funding basis: Fully funded

Opens: Application submitted

Closing: 22 May 2009

Outcome: Application 2 successful, Application 1 unsuccessful

 

Grant 1: $4,500,000

Council contribution: $TBA

 

Grant 2: $441,350

Council contribution: $75,000

 

GO/MTS/MWS

The Jobs Fund is a $650 million Australian Government initiative to support and create jobs and increase skills through innovative projects that build community infrastructure and increase social capital in local communities across the country. Through the Jobs Fund the Government will invest in one-off capital projects and provide seed funding for social enterprises. The Jobs Fund is a temporary resource. The aim of the Jobs Fund is to produce long-term improvements in communities affected by the global economic downturn. The Jobs Fund projects will focus on directly generating jobs for people in communities with already high unemployment levels, rising jobless rates or which are particularly vulnerable.

 

1) Funding towards Nambucca Sewerage Treatment Plant upgrade

 

2)? Funding towards cycleway in Bellwood (Pacific Highway) in partnership with Green Team.

 

 

 

10

Environmental Trust - Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants

 

Funding basis: Fully Funded up to $100,000

Opens: Application submitted

Closing: 29 May 2009

Outcome: TBA ? End of year

Grant: $100,000

Council contribution: $0.00

 

 

GO/PO

The aim of the Restoration and Rehabilitation (R&R) program is to facilitate projects to prevent or reduce pollution, the waste stream or environmental degradation of any kind, run by community organisations and State and Local government organisations. Through these projects, we also aim to improve the capacity of communities and organisations to protect, restore and enhance the environment.

The Objectives of the Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation Program are: 

? to restore degraded environmental resources, including rare and endangered ecosystems 

? to protect important ecosystems and habitats of rare and endangered flora and fauna 

? to prevent or minimize future environmental damage

? to enhance the quality of specific environmental resources

? to improve the capacity of eligible organisations to protect, restore and enhance the environment to undertake resource recovery and waste avoidance projects and to prevent and/or reduce pollution.

 

Application submitted for Macksville Saleyards

 

 


11

Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants Scheme (CPTIGS) ? Ministry of Transport

 

Funding basis: Fully Funded

Opens: Application submitted

Closing: 25 June 09

Outcome: Unsuccessful

Grant: $173,825

Council contribution: $11,265

 

 

GO/MTS

The Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants Scheme (CPTIGS) is administered by the Ministry of Transport. It provides support funding to improve the amenity of passenger transport infrastructure in rural, regional and remote communities of NSW

 

Local government, incorporated community organisations, transport operators and other interested organisations that have a current Australian Business Number are eligible.

 

Application prepared for upgrade of Cook Street Interchange, Bowraville.

 

 

12

Regional Arts Fund

 

Funding basis: Councils are required to provide some funds towards the project

Opens: Application submitted

Closing: 14 August 2009

Outcome: Unsuccessful

 

Grant: $20,020

Council contribution: $12,000

 

 

GO

The Regional Arts Fund (RAF) is supporting sustainable cultural development in communities across regional, remote and isolated parts of Australia.

 

A key focus is to encourage the formation of productive partnerships to support home-grown arts activities and the creation of networks to reduce isolation, exchange ideas and publicise opportunities. 

 

The program also assists the professional development of, and provides employment opportunities for, artists based in regional areas.

Providing opportunities for community members to learn arts and broader skills is another RAF priority.  With RAF support, professional artists provide workshops and collaborate with community participants on a wide range of creative projects.

 

An application was submitted to enhance the existing mosaic in Nambucca Heads and the addition of a new artwork.? The project will include a number of community workshops.

 

 


13

NSW Community Building Partnerships

 

Funding basis: Fully Funded for community groups, Council requires matching funds

Opens: Applications submitted

Closing: 10 August 2009

Outcome:? Grant 2 and 3 successful (total $90,000)

 

 

 

Grant 1: $84,811 

Council contribution: $174,189

 

Grant 2: $50,000

Council contribution: $0.00

 

Grant 3: $52,000

Council contribution: $0.00

 

Grant 4: $32,928

Council contribution: $0.00

 

Grant 5: $10,000

Council contribution: $0.00

 

 

 

GO/

TOA

The NSW Government?s $35 million Community Building Partnership program will support local jobs, stimulate growth and improve community facilities.

 

Community groups and local councils across NSW will be eligible to submit applications for funding that will help support local infrastructure and jobs. Council can submit only one application.

 

The NSW Community Building Partnership will invest $300,000 into building local community projects in every electoral district ? with an additional $100,000 to be invested in electoral districts with higher unemployment.

 

The following applications were submitted:

 

1) Amenities upgrade at Macksville Park and Hennessey Tape Oval ? Council application

2) Pioneer Community Centre ? works towards removing health and safety issues

3) Frank Partridge VC Military Museum ? New display facility

4) Macksville Tennis Club ? New courts surfaces

5) Nambucca River Volunteer Marine Rescue Squad

 

14

Department of Planning ? Infrastructure Fund

 

Funding basis: Interest Free Loan

Opens: Application submitted

Closing: 31 August 2009

Outcome: TBA

 

Interest Free Loan: $17,000,000

Council contribution: Loan repayments over 10 years

 

 

 

GO/ MWS

The $200 million NSW Local Infrastructure Fund has been established as an 'interest free' loan scheme to bring forward infrastructure projects that are delayed due to a lack of funding.

 

The funding will provide an immediate local economic boost as water, sewer, drainage and roads infrastructure projects are provided for local communities.

 

The funding will also trigger construction in areas of high population growth and will assist in increasing the supply of serviced land for housing and employment.

 

The NSW Local Infrastructure Fund is a NSW Treasury Fund administered by the NSW Department of Planning.

 

Eligible projects

Funding is provided for local projects that will support urban development ? typically roads and related infrastructure, stormwater, water and wastewater projects. Only projects costing at least $1 million will be funded.

 

 

15

Volunteer Grants 2009 - Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

 

Funding basis: Fully Funded up to $5000

Opens: Applications submitted

Closing: 25 September 2009

Outcome: Successful - $45,076

 

Total applied for: $74,760

 

 

 

 

 

GO

Non-profit organisations, who are supported by volunteers, can apply for Australian Government grants of up to $5,000 to purchase equipment and cover the cost of petrol. Organisations can apply for grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 to purchase equipment, including computers, tools and air conditioners and also help with fuel costs.

 

Council submitted the following applications on behalf of Committees of Management.? The total amount applied for was $44,211

 

Nambucca District Band

Unkya Management Committee

Argents Hill Hall Committee

Nambucca Senior Citizens Club

Talarm Community Hall

Bowraville Folk Museum

Coronation Park Management Committee

Valla Hall Management Committee

South Arm Community Hall

Bowraville Youth Club and Grants Hall Committee

EJ Biffin Playing Fields Management Committee

Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage and Museum

 

 

Other applications were submitted on behalf of the following.? The total amount applied for was

$30,549.

 

Nambucca Heads Offshore Fishing Club

Nambucca District Athletics Club

Frank Partridge VC Military Museum

Nambucca River Volunteer Marine Rescue Squad

Macksville Tennis Club Inc

Bowraville Junior Cricket Club Inc

Nambucca Cricket Club Inc

 

 

 

16

Healthy Communities ? Local Government and Shires Association and NSW Health?

 

 

Funding basis: Fully Funded up to $80,000

Opens: Application submitted

Closing: 25 September 2009

Outcome: Successful

 

Grant: $80,000

Council contribution: $In-kind

 

 

GO / YDO

A grants scheme for projects that promote healthy living.

Grants of up to $20,000 are available for individual councils, and up to $80,000 for groups of councils and regional organisations of councils.

Projects can address issues such as healthy weight, responsible drinking, tobacco control or falls prevention for older people.

The initiatives must focus on communities more vulnerable to ill health. They include:

?? Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

?? People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds

?? People living on a low income

?? People living in rural or remote areas

?? People living in disadvantaged urban areas

The Healthy Communities grant scheme is coordinated by the Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW (LGSA) and funded by NSW Health.

An application was submitted between Nambucca and Bellingen Shire Council for funding towards an interactive youth driven initiative towards educating youth with skills that promote responsible use of alcohol.?

Includes Save a Mate program and other programs, competitions and events and employment of a project manager.? In-kind support also received from North Coast Area Health Service.

 

 

17

National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns

 

Funding basis: Fully Funded up to $10,000,000

Opens: Application submitted

Closing: 1 December 2009

Outcome: TBA

 

Grant: $10,000,000

Council contribution: $30,527,290

 

GO/MWS

Under the plan, the Australian Government is providing $254.8 million over five years to cities and towns with fewer than 50,000 people to upgrade older pipes and water systems, to install new infrastructure and for practical projects to save water and reduce water losses.

Competitive grants will be available to develop and implement practical projects that improve urban water security through water saving initiatives that reduce demand on potable supplies in cities and towns nationwide. The guidelines make provision for devolved grant arrangements, which may include consolidated proposals for multiple community facilities such as installation of rainwater tanks and greywater systems.

A proposed project must:

- be located in a city or town with a population fewer than 50,000 people

- have total costs of at least $500,000, with at least fifty percent contribution provided or obtained by the applicant

- be part, or support, the long-term water supply plan for the city or town, and

- be completed by 30 June 2012.

Eligible activities may include but not limited to:

??? recycling and reuse

??? leakage and pressure reduction

??? smart metering

??? efficient urban irrigation technologies

??? stormwater capture and reuse schemes

??? desalination, and

??? water sensitive urban design initiatives

Projects which are not permitted include those that increase net extraction from groundwater or surface water resources such as bores, dams or transfer pipelines, or activities that are not supported by sound water supply planning.

Application submitted for implementation of several initiatives including - Investigating sources of water loss and implementing policy and procedures to mitigate this loss - Residential rainwater tank rebate scheme to reduce water use - Water re-use scheme that will be complimented with water storage security infrastructure to reduce reliance on potable water

 

18

Housing Affordability Fund ? FaHCSIA

 

Funding basis: Unlimited

Opens: Application submitted

Closing: 8 January 2010

Outcome: TBA

 

Grant: $2,500,000

Council contribution: $In-kind

 

 

Round Two of the Housing Affordability Fund will give priority to greenfield and infill developments as well as planning reforms that reduce the time it takes to approve development applications.

Preference will also be given to:

??? Transit-Oriented Developments; or

??? Public housing estate redevelopment projects (ie create a mixed community through building or redeveloping affordable homes for private ownership).

Transit-Oriented Developments (TODs) are defined as developments which provide housing within reasonable walking distance of public transport (including train stations, bus interchanges and bus stops, tram stops, light rail and ferries) shops and community services. The developments will also need to be consistent with State, Territory and local government TOD strategies, where these exist.

Applications for Round Two funding can be made for infrastructure projects, reform projects and combined infrastructure and reform projects. The criteria are different for infrastructure and reform proposals. Infrastructure projects must deliver at least 50 new homes where the savings generated from the HAF investment are passed on to new home buyers. Reform projects must decrease the overall supply cost of housing through decreasing the time taken to obtain planning or development approvals and so reducing developer ?holding costs?.

Application submitted for infrastructure to assist with affordable housing at Macksville Heights Estate.

 

19

Community Builders ? NSW Department of Community Services

 

Funding basis: Fully funded - $10,000 - $100,000

Opens: Application submitted

Closing: 10 December 2009

Outcome: TBA

 

Grant 1: $24,360

Council contribution: $In-kind

 

Grant 2: $137,490 (2 years)

Council contribution: $In-kind

 

 

 

The Community Builders Funding Program is a community strengthening and capacity building program. It has funds available on an annual basis for time-limited projects in particular regions of NSW. The program is funded by the NSW Department of Community Services.

The Community Builders Funding Program funds projects that aim to build strength and capacity within communities. The Community Builders Funding Program projects work within communities to enhance their capacity to deal with issues and respond to change.

Your project will need to operate in an area covered by the Community Builders Funding Program.

You will need to identify the community that will be served by your project and, within that community select a priority group that will have an opportunity to participate in your project. The priority group will be a disadvantaged group, though the project will be open to everyone in your chosen community.

It is important that Community Builders Funding Program projects are based on needs identified in your community. You will have to demonstrate that you have consulted within your community and that your project idea is both supported by, and needed within that community.

Assisted with applications for:

1) Walk of Fame project

2) Y@RN project (Youth at Radio Nambucca)

3) Missabotti Hall

 

20

NSW Sport and Recreation - Sport and Recreation Participation Program

 

Funding basis: Fully funded up to $10,000

Opens: Application submitted

Closing: 21 December 2009

Outcome: TBA

 

Grant 1: $10,000

Council contribution: $0.00

 

 

 

 

 

The primary focus of the program is on increasing regular and on-going participation opportunities.

Program Objectives

Increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport, recreation or structured physical activity in a sustainable manner. Facilitate long-term change that will benefit people facing barriers to participation in sport, recreation and structured physical activity. Develop the skills of volunteers and capacity of community organisations that provide participation opportunities. Build the capacity of a community organisation to enhance their provision of sport and recreation services. Provide accreditation or training to enable sport, recreation and physical activity programs to be conducted in locations across NSW and for specific communities.

 

Who can apply? NSW incorporated, community based not-for-profit organisations and NSW Local Government Authorities operating under the Local Government Act, 1993

 

Funding application submitted on behalf of Bowraville Junior Rugby League

 

 

 

 

FUNDING PROGRAMS RECENTLY OPENED OR SOON TO BE RELEASED ? FOR INFORMATION

 

 

Grant Program

Status

1

NSW Sport and Recreation - Sport and Recreation Facility Grant program

Funding basis:? $500 - $200,000 ? 1:1 Either $ or inkind

Opens: On line applications open shortly

Closing: 16 February 2010

 

The primary focus of this program is to assist with the funding for the development of local and regional level sport and recreation facilities. The aim of this program is to increase the availability, standard and quality of sport and recreation facilities in NSW.

What are the objectives of this program?

??? 1. Increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport, recreation or structured physical activity in a sustainable manner.

??? 2. Improve access for people from groups that traditionally find it difficult to access sport.

??? 3. Improve safety at sport and recreation facilities.

??? 4. To develop environmentally sustainable sport and recreation facilities.

??? 5. Assist people from identified groups that face barriers to participating in sport and recreation

Who can apply?

??? NSW incorporated, community based not-for-profit organisations

??? NSW Local Government Authorities operating under the Local Government Act (1993)

 

Small Grants for Small Rural Communities Program

 

Funding basis: Up to $5000

Opens: Open Now

Closing: 29 March and 30 September, 2010

 

A small grants program for small rural Australian communities will offer about $900,000 a year in grants to benefit people in rural and remote communities. This collaborative approach is designed to:

??? Make better, targeted use of funds improving access for rural & regional communities

??? Provide a simpler application process

??? Enhance efficiency and effectiveness for philanthropic trusts and foundations who wish to support small communities

 

 

Indigenous Arts, Culture and Heritage programs funding - Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

Funding basis: Various

Opens: Open Now

Closing: 5 February 2010

The Indigenous Heritage Program (IHP) is an Australian Government initiative that supports the identification, conservation, and promotion (where appropriate) of Indigenous heritage.

The IHP may also help identify places likely to have outstanding Indigenous heritage value to Australia suitable for inclusion on the National Heritage List.

Arts & Culture

??? Indigenous Broadcasting Program (IBP)

??? Indigenous Culture Support (ICS) Program

??? Maintenance of Indigenous Languages and Records (MILR) Program

??? National Arts and Crafts Industry Support (NACIS) Program

 

 

 

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting

21 January 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.3????? SF42??????????????? 210110???????? Graffiti - NSW Government Strategies

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Monika Schuhmacher, Executive Assistant ????????

 

Summary:

 

The Department of Local Government Circular 09-43 issued on 18 December 2009 advises Councils about new strategies recently introduced by the NSW Government to reduce the incidence of graffiti, particularly those aimed at assisting Councils to reduce graffiti in their areas.? A copy of the circular is attached.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1??????? That Council note the new strategies recently introduced by the NSW Government to reduce the incidence of graffiti.

 

2??????? That Council note that the Graffiti control Regulation 2009 as amended gives Council the power to issue penalty notices to retailers who sell spray paint to persons under 18 years or who fail to securely display spray paint.

 

3??????? That Council use its website to inform residents of the anti-graffiti laws and penalities.

 

4??????? That Council note that Australia's first Graffiti Action Day will be held in May 2010 in association with Keep Australia Beautiful.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

There are no options.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Due to an amendment to the Graffiti Control Regulation 2009 on 30 November 2009 Councils now have the power to issue penalty notices to retailer who sell spray paint to persons under 18 years or who fail to securely display spray paint.

 

Penalty notices can be issued by authorised officers which now include authorised employees of a Council.

 

The penalties for offences under the Graffiti Control Act have been increased and could result in offenders being sent to prison for up to 12 months (previously 6 months).? And (commencing in early 2010) the Courts have also been given the power to order graffiti vandals to pay off their fines by cleaning up graffiti at a rate of $30 per hour.

 

One of the strategies is to a include the development of a public information campaign.? Council can support this by placing information on its website.

 

An education program will be introduced at no cost to participants for the initial three years.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been no consultation in preparing this report.

 

 


SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There is no impact on the environment.

 

Social

 

There is no social impact.

 

Economic

 

There is no economic impact.

 

Risk

 

There is no risk to Council.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There is no impact on current and future budgets.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

 

 

Attachments:

1View

32919/2009 - DLG Circular - Graffiti

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 21 January 2010

Graffiti - NSW Government Strategies

 


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Ordinary Council Meeting

21 January 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.4????? SF313????????????? 210110???????? Eungai District Community Council - Committee of Management - Amended Financial Statements for Year Ended 30 June 2009

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Monika Schuhmacher, Executive Assistant ????????

 

Summary:

 

The minutes of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Eungai District Community Council Committee of Management were endorsed by Council at its meeting on 1 October 2009.? A copy of these minutes? are attached.? Council has now received amended financial statements for the Eungai District Community Council Committee of Management for the year ended 30 June 2009. A copy of the amended statement is attached.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council endorse the amended financial statements for the Eungai District Community Council Committee of Management for the year ended 30 June 2009.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

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

 

DISCUSSION:

 

There was no discussion in regard to this report.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

None.

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

There are no implications on 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 and future budgets.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

There is no variance to working funds.

 

Attachments:

1View

23064/2009 - Minutes of meeting 11 August 2009

 

2View

32373/2009 - Amended Financial Statements

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 21 January 2010

Eungai District Community Council - Committee of Management - Amended Financial Statements for Year Ended 30 June 2009

 



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Ordinary Council Meeting - 21 January 2010

Eungai District Community Council - Committee of Management - Amended Financial Statements for Year Ended 30 June 2009

 



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Ordinary Council Meeting

21 January 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.5????? SF336????????????? 210110???????? Taylors Arm Hall Committee of Management - Minutes of the Annual General Meeting - 5 December 2009

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Monika Schuhmacher, Executive Assistant ????????

 

Summary:

 

The report acknowledges the Annual General Meeting of the Taylors Arm Hall Committee of Management and the new Committee.? A copy of the minutes of this meeting are attached.

 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1??????? That Council endorse the Committee of Management for the Taylors Arm Hall and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in the past twelve months.

 

2??????? That Council note the Committee's disappointment that in the three AGM's held in the Taylors Arm area no member of Council was in attendance.

 

 

 

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 Taylors Arm Hall Committee of Management was held on Saturday 5 December 2009.

 

The Committee of Management for 2009/2010 is:

 

????????? President??????????????????????? Syd Scott

????????? Secretary??????????????????????? Dawn Smyth

????????? Treasurer ??????????????????????? Toby Wright

????????? Committee Members:?????? Julie Gooch

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

None

 

 

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:

1View

32681/2009 - Minutes of AGM - 5 December 2009

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 21 January 2010

Taylors Arm Hall Committee of Management - Minutes of the Annual General Meeting - 5 December 2009

 



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Ordinary Council Meeting

21 January 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.6????? SF337????????????? 210110???????? Taylors Arm Reserve Committee of Management - Annual General Meeting - 14 October 2009 - Financial Report Addendum

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Monika Schuhmacher, Executive Assistant ????????

 

Summary:

 

This report acknowledges the minutes of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Taylors Arm Reserve Committee of Management held on 14 October 2009 which were presented to Council at its meeting on 3 December 2009.? Council requested details of sundry amount of $2409.11.? This information has now been provided by the Committee

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council note the addendum to the Financial Statement for the Committee of Management for the Taylors Arm Reserve detailing the sundries expenditure of $2409.11.

 

 

OPTIONS:

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

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Whilst Council endorsed the minutes of the AGM of the Taylors Arm Reserve Committee of Management which was held on 14 October 2009 at its meeting on 3 December 2009, Council requested details of a Sundry expenditure amount of $2409.11.

 

The Committee of Management has now responded to Council's request and has provided the following details:

 

????????? Water Tank???????????????????? $1205.00

????????? Tank Stand????????????????????? $? 880.00

????????? Fittings?????????????????????????? $? 263.72

????????? Cleaning Materials?????????? $??? 61.39

 

CONSULTATION:

 

None.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no implications for the environment.

 

Social

 

The Taylors Arm Reserve is used by local community groups and functions.

 

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 on working funds.

 

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report. ?


Ordinary Council Meeting

21 January 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.7????? SF408????????????? 210110???????? Complusory Acquisition of laneway by Department of Education and Training

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Steven Williams, Property Officer ????????

 

Summary:

 

The Department of Education and Training seeks to compulsorily? acquire a Council laneway which intersects land comprising in part the Nambucca Public School site.

 

The laneway is largely unformed and has no structural improvements.? The Department owns all of? the land adjoining the laneway.

 

Council?s surveyor advises the lane way is superfluous to Council?s future needs.

 

Pursuant to the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 the Department has commissioned a valuation of the laneway to determine fair compensation for the acquisition.? The assessed value is $24,500.00.? A copy of the valuation is attached to this report.

 

It is recommended that Council write to the Minister of Education and Training advising that it agrees to the acquisition of the laneway by the Department and that it considers the market value assessment fair and reasonable compensation.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1??????? That Council consent to the compulsory acquisition of Lot 21 in Deposited Plan 1131068 by the Department of Education and Training and accept compensation for the acquisition in the amount $24,500.00 on the proviso that the acquisition be completed without cost to Council.

 

2??????? That Council authorise the General Manager and Mayor to execute any documents required to give effect to and facilitate the compulsory acquisition of Lot 21 in DP 1131068 by the Department of Education and Training.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council can contest the assessed fair compensation and seek to negotiate an alternative rate with the Department.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The Department of Education and Training is the Registered proprietor of the land comprising the Nambucca Heads Public School site as well as a number of adjoining allotments.

 

Intersecting the site is a laneway which is classified as a dedicated Council public road and described by folio identifier Lot 21 DP 1131068 (hereafter referred to as ?the laneway?). The laneway is unsealed and has no structural improvements.? Part of the laneway adjacent to the Lee Street frontage has been bitumen sealed and is incorporated within a parking area for school purposes.? The laneway is zoned 5A Special Uses for School Purposes.

 

The Department of Education and Training now owns all properties adjoining the laneway and seeks to acquire the laneway under the compulsory acquisition legislation to facilitate a consolidation of their adjoining land holdings.

By correspondence to Council on 14 November 2008 the Department sought confirmation as to whether Council would raise any objection to the acquisition of the laneway by the Department.? Council?s Surveyor advised by return correspondence that the laneway was superfluous to Council needs and that there was no foreseeable objection to the acquisition.

In accordance with the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 the Department has commissioned a market valuation from an independent registered valuer to determine fair compensation payable upon the acquisition of the laneway.? North Coast Valuations Services Pty Ltd assess the value and fair compensation payable for the laneway, as at 11 November 2009, to be $24,500.00.? A copy of the valuation report is attached hereto as annexure ?A?.

 

The Land Acquisition (Just terms compensation) Act makes provisions for the Authority of the State? (The Department) and the Owner (Council) to agree in writing that the land be compulsorily acquired by that authority.

 

It is recommended that Council write to the Minister of Education and Training to advise that it agrees to the acquisition of the laneway by the Department and that it considers the market value assessment fair and reasonable compensation.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Council Surveyor

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

The recommendation does not give rise to any environmental issues although it should be noted that Council does not have any details of the Department future plans for the land.

 

Social

 

The recommendation does not give rise to any social issues.

 

Economic

 

The recommendation does not give rise to any economic issues.

 

Risk

 

The recommendation do not give rise to any foreseeable risk.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

Section 43 (4) of the Roads Act 1993 stipulates that money received by a Council from the proceeds of sale of the land is not to be used by the Council except for acquiring land for public roads or for carrying out road work on public roads.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

No change or variance to working funds.

 

Attachments:

1View

32513/2009 - Valuation prepared by North Coast Valuation Service

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 21 January 2010

Complusory Acquisition of laneway by Department of Education and Training

 














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Ordinary Council Meeting

21 January 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.8????? SF15??????????????? 210110???????? Effluent Management at Macksville Saleyards - Connecting to Council Sewer System

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Steven Williams, Property Officer ????????

 

Summary:

 

Council resolved to receive a report on the possibility of connecting effluent from the Macksville Saleyards to the sewer system.

 

The Manager Water and Sewerage and the Director Engineering Services have advised that whilst it is feasible to direct effluent to the town sewer system it would be necessary to first effect preliminary treatment of the waste before introducing it to the town sewer system.

 

The required treatment is in essence the same as the proposed effluent management system presented to Council?s meeting on 17 December 2009 with the report on the operation of the Saleyards.

 

A further pump station would need to be constructed as existing infrastructure at the showground does not have sufficient power or capacity to deal with the additional load the saleyard would create.

 

The Manager Water and Sewerage advises that the onsite treatment of effluent would be more economical than connecting the Saleyards to the main sewer system.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council note that it is not economically feasible to connect the Saleyard effluent to the town sewer system.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Cost comparison between the implementation cost of sewer main connection and the proposed on site effluent system has not been completed on the basis preliminary enquiry suggests that connecting to the sewer system is likely to be considerably more costly.? Council may elect to formalise a cost comparison.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

See summary

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Director Engineering Services

Manager Water and Sewerage

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

The recommendation does not give rise to any environmental issues

 

Social

 

The recommendation does not give rise to any social issues


 

Economic

 

The recommendation does not give rise to any economic issues

 

Risk

 

The recommendation does not present any risk to Council

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There is no impact on current and future budgets.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.?


Ordinary Council Meeting

21 January 2010

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 9.1????? SF1261??????????? 210110???????? Outstanding DAs greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined to 11 January 2010

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Barbara Sadler, Executive Assistant ????????

 

Summary:

 

In accordance with Council resolution from 15 May 2008 meeting, the development applications listed below are in excess of 12 months old (Table 1).

 

Table 2 are development applications which have been received but not yet determined due to submissions received. In accordance with Minute 848/08 from Council meeting of 18 December 2008, should any Councillor wish to ?call in? an application a Notice of Motion is required specifying the reasons why it is to be ?called in?.

 

If an application is not called in and staff consider the matters raised by the submissions have been adequately addressed then the application will be processed under delegated authority. Where refusal is recommended the application may be reported to Council for determination.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

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.

 

 

 

TABLE 1: ????? UNRESOLVED DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS IN EXCESS OF 12 MONTHS OLD

 

TOTAL APPLICATIONS OUTSTANDING 12 MONTHS OR MORE:? 0

 

TABLE 2:?????? DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS WHERE SUBMISSIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AND ARE NOT YET DETERMINED

 

DA NO

DATE OF RECEIPT

PROPOSAL

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED/STAFF COMMENTS

2010/004

06/07/09

13 Lot Residential Subdivision

Lot 95 DP 1099538, Seaforth Drive, Valla Beach

?? Farming and horticulture activities on adjoining land ? spraying carried out which may cause noise issues at night

?? Prospective purchasers to be informed of this

Land proposed to be subdivided is zoned Residential 2(a). Buffer distances comply with Council?s DCP 16.

Assessment being prepared with consideration given to earthworks and drainage issues

Awaiting information from Engineers re various issues with the design of the subdivision

Draft Consent prepared ? finalising consent

 


 

DA NO

DATE OF RECEIPT

PROPOSAL

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED/STAFF COMMENTS

2010/031

24/08/09

Rural Shed - Animal Establishment

Lot 516 DP 632883, 266 Irvines Road, Tewinga

?? A number of support for application

?? Industry that is needed in the Valley

?? Has always been clean when visiting

?? Pigs have been there 2 years with no previous complaints

?? Various issues with odour, visual amenity

?? Not suitable to area

See Council Resolution of 17 December 2009

 

2010/077

09/12/2009

Residential Dwelling & Garage

Lot 2 DP 1039034, Preston Drive, Macksville

?? No objection to dwelling ? concern with side setback which may impact the entrance to a new estate planned

Approval pending further discussions with applicant about option to connect to Council's sewer instead of installing OSMS

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting

21 January 2010

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 9.2????? SF1261??????????? 210110???????? DAs and CDCs Received and Determined under Delegated Authority 8 December 2009-11 January 2010

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Barbara Sadler, Executive Assistant ????????

 

Summary:

 

For Council?s information, below are listed Development Applications and Complying Development Applications received by Council and applications determined under Delegated Authority.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

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

 

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS/COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
8 DECEMBER 2009-11 JANUARY 2010

 

DA Number

Application Date

Development

Address

2010/615

09/12/2009

Dwelling Additions - Deck

Lot 3 DP 236992, 92 Nelson Street, Nambucca Heads

2010/616

10/12/2009

Above Ground Swimming Pool

Lot 142 DP 711481, 56 Raleigh Street, Scotts Head

2010/077

09/12/2009

Residential Dwelling & Garage

Lot 2 DP 1039034, Preston Drive, Macksville

2010/078

10/12/2009

Patio Cover

Lot 196 DP 732485, 2 McDonald Drive, Nambucca Heads

2010/079

11/12/2009

Rural-Residential Dwelling

Lot 5 DP 881990, 8 Eddy Close, Way Way

2010/080

14/12/2009

3 Stage Cancer Resource Centre. Directional Signage

Lot 82 DP 581223, Lot 1 DP 440405, 14-22 Boundary Street, Macksville

2010/081

15/12/2009

Dwelling Additions

Lot 516 DP 632883, 266 Irvines Road, Tewinga

2010/082

17/12/2009

Farm Shed

Lot 11 DP 582278, 157 McHughs Creek Road, South Arm

2010/083

21/12/2009

Relocation of Business and Buildings, water tank, cool room, storage container, oyster farming infrastructure

Lot 3 DP 749153, 6040 Pacific Highway, Nambucca Heads

 

 

Note:? Complying Development Applications have a suffix starting with ?6? ie 2010/601

 


DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS AND MODIFICATIONS DETERMINED UNDER DELEGATED AUTHORITY TO 11 JANUARY 2010

 

CONSENT/ DA

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

DEVELOPMENT DETERMINED

EST VALUE $

2010/061

Lot 100 DP 1126852, Irvines Road, Newee Creek

Dwelling-House

300,976

2007/123/01

Lot 2 DP 839070, 92 Mann Street, Nambucca Heads

Multi-Unit Housing: Erection of 13 Units in 2 Stages, Erection of Shed?? and Road Works - Modification

600,000

2010/055

Lot 3 DP 1061694, Scotts Head Road, Scotts Head

6 Lot Residential Subdivision

0

2010/056

Lot 85 DP 228703, 132 Ocean View Drive, Valla Beach

2 Lot Residential Subdivision

0

2010/082

Lot 11 DP 582278, 157 McHughs Creek Road, South Arm

Rural Shed

12,000

2010/069

Lot 3 DP 1066969, 167 Burkes Lane, Valla

Rural Shed

20,000

2010/081

Lot 516 DP 632883, 266 Irvines Road, Tewinga

Complete verandah roof and pergola to dwelling-house

7,000

2010/047

Lot 2 DP 129506, 50-54 Riverside Drive, Nambucca Heads

Drive-In Liquor Store Deferred Commencement

650,000

2007/216/01

Lot 413 DP 611276, 7a Ocean Street, Scotts Head

Dwelling Addition (Second Storey) and Renovations to Existing Commercial Premises Modification

200,000

2010/615

Lot 3 DP 236992, 92 Nelson Street, Nambucca Heads

Deck

8,000

2010/616

Lot 142 DP 711481, 56 Raleigh Street, Scotts Head

Swimming Pool

3,500

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

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Ordinary Council Meeting

21 January 2010

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 9.3????? SF1261??????????? 210110???????? DEP Applications and Statistical Reports July 2009-June 2010, 2002-2009 and Certificates Received 2004-2009

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Barbara Sadler, Executive Assistant ????????

 

Summary:

 

Environment and Planning Department Development Application statistics for the financial year 2009-2010 compared with 2008-2009 and Certificate Applications received and determined, are provided in the body of the report.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

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.

 

 

Development Application Statistics

 

The figures show a -4% decrease in the number of DA?s received to December 2009 with construction costs decreasing by 263.11% compared to the same period in 2008/2009 (there were some very large developments during this comparison period). The total number of DA?s/CD?s approved for the month of December was 11 plus 3 modifications.

 

DA?S AND COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT

 

Construction Costs

No Applications Received

Applications Approved (DA & CD)

July 2008-Dec 2008

$35,608,862

104

107

July 2009-Dec 2009

$? 9,806,746

100

114

 

 

FINANCIAL:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

The above comparisons will be considered in the next quarterly budget review to identify what impact the development application numbers will have on our projected income.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

An average income is estimated at the start of each budget year and is reviewed at each quarterly review.


 

TURNAROUND TIMES FOR DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS 2009

Month

Mean Time

Median

#Average age of DA?s (Days)

Average

Highest

Lowest

January

41.75

40

51

83

32

February

90.00

54

165.1

575

17

March

36.27

33

51.70

140

3

April

34.59

21

53.23

153

2

May

62.94

36

72.72

307

12

June

45.60

35

85.36

939

12

July

48.78

29

70.52

198

24

August

52.19

29

67.09

305

17

September

76.38

64

93.38

204

13

October

57.00

48

105.46

458

37

November

62.94

37

67.8

260

3

December

83.75

59

106.12

512

6

 

#Average age of DA?s

 

The average age of all DA?s for the month is derived from the total number of days from when the applications were lodged with Council until determined. This average is provided for information as many applications required additional information by Council and/or other Government Agencies to enable them to be processed (ie Stop Clock applied).

 

 


COMPLYING DEVELOPMENTS RECEIVED

 

YEAR

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2007 Private Cert

5

3

4

1

2

4

4

3

5

4

6

1

42

2007 Council

0

3

3

1

3

4

7

0

1

2

6

3

33

2008 Private Cert

0

3

1

4

6

2

6

4

2

2

6

6

44

2008 Council

2

2

2

3

2

5

2

2

2

7

1

3

33

2009 Private Cert

3

7

6

4

3

2

11

3

2

7

4

7

59

2009 Council

1

3

2

2

3

2

2

2

5

5

3

2

32

 

 

CONVEYANCING CERTIFICATES ISSUED

 

YTD (December)

Drainage Diagrams

Section 149 Certs

Outstanding Notices

2004

359

862

240

2005

262

721

172

2006

278

735

213

2007

278

739

218

2008

273

671

160

2009

248

761

167

 

 

OCCUPATION CERTIFICATES RELEASED

 

YEAR

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

TOTAL

Average/
Month

2002

20

3

7

8

15

7

13

13

16

13

13

14

142

11.80

2003

18

7

7

14

24

19

18

10

17

17

21

19

191

15.90

2004

11

15

17

20

18

20

20

17

16

23

26

30

233

19.41

2005

10

28

29

18

26

12

14

28

26

24

19

18

252

21.00

2006

26

26

12

20

27

24

20

18

25

23

10

15

246

20.50

Private
2007

1

0

0

3

7

5

3

2

3

2

9

5

40

3.33

Council
2007

6

20

14

7

22

13

12

10

14

13

8

12

151

12.58

Private
2008

4

0

4

2

4

5

5

8

7

11

4

7

61

5.08

Council
2008

12

16

9

9

29

12

19

25

16

20

17

13

197

16.41

Private
2009

1

4

5

3

2

3

10

4

7

7

9

6

61

5.08

Council
2009

21

11

19

14

14

15

10

17

13

20

16

12

182

15.16

 



 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

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Ordinary Council Meeting

21 January 2010

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 9.4????? SF1148??????????? 210110???????? Contract Regulatory Officer's Report - December 2009

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Phillip Gall, Manager Health and Building ????????

 

Summary:

 

The following is the Contract Regulatory Officer?s Report for December 2009.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

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

 

 

 

Dogs

Total

Total

Seized

 

22

Returned to Owner

4

 

Impounded

18

 

Total Seized

22

22

Breakdown

Total

Total

Seized

 

22

From Previous Month

 

6

Stolen Dog Recovered

 

0

Released to Owner

2

 

Returned to Owner

4

 

Euthanized

17

 

Currently in Pound

5

 

Sold

0

 

Stolen from Pound

0

 

Total in Pound

28

28

Dumped

0

 

Surrendered

8

 

 

 

Cats

Total

Total

Seized

 

7

Returned to Owner

0

 

Impounded

7

 

Total Seized

7

7

Breakdown

Total

Total

Seized

 

7

From Previous Month

 

1

Released to Owner

0

 

Returned to Owner

0

 

Euthanized

8

 

Currently in Pound

0

 

Sold

0

 

Escaped from Pound

0

 

Total in Pound

8

8

Dumped

0

 

Surrendered

5

 

 


 

Kilometres travelled

3,420

 

 

Cattle

Breakdown

Total

Seized

 

0

Returned to Owner

0

 

Impounded

0

 

Total Seized

0

0

 

 

CSR?s (Customer Service Requests) Actioned ? Not including Merit

49

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

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Ordinary Council Meeting

21 January 2010

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 9.5????? LF2445???????????? 210110???????? Service of Emergency Orders on 11 Ridge Street Nambucca Heads

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Greg Meyers, Director Environment and Planning ????????

 

Summary:

 

Council approved Development Application 2005/364 being the redevelopment of 11 Ridge Street Nambucca Heads.

 

Works commenced with considerable excavation and foundation work completed. However the company for the development subsequently went into receivership and no work has been undertaken on the property for some time.

 

Adjoining landowners and Council staff expressed concern with the site and possible threats to the Ridge Street and Woods Lane road reserves and private property. Orders were issued on the company however, as they were in receivership the Orders could not be activated.

 

Legal advice was sought and Emergency Orders were served on the Deregistered Company Markosh Pty Ltd C/- the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.

 

Letters of advice were also sent to the adjoining landowners and body corporate for 13 Ridge Street suggesting that they investigate what action they may wish to take in light of the situation.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1????????? That Council note that Emergency Orders have been issued on the deregistered company Markosh Pty Ltd C/- the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.

 

2????????? That Council attend to the inadequate perimeter fencing and soil and sediment controls to ensure that the site is secured and the sediment controls are adequate.

 

3????????? That Council not, at this stage, undertake any works in regard to the excavations or shoring up, but carefully monitor the site and review its position as required.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

1????????? Council could chose to enter the site and do all works considered necessary to comply with the provisions of the Emergency Orders.

2????????? Council could chose not to do any works at all.

3????????? Council could do the works identified in the above recommendations.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Council approved Development Application 2005/364 being the redevelopment of 11 Ridge Street Nambucca Heads which included demolition. Subdivision and construction of 12 X 3 bedroom units and associated facilities.

 

Works commenced with the original buildings being removed and demolished, extensive site works undertaken including considerable excavation and foundation work. However the company for the development subsequently went into receivership and no work has been undertaken on the property for some time.

 


Adjoining landowners and Council staff expressed concern with the site and possible threats to the Ridge Street and Woods Lane road reserves and private property and public health and safety issues due to the amount of reinforcing steel protruding from the footings. Orders were originally issued on the company in February 2009. Unbeknown to Council the company Markosh Pty Ltd, had gone into receivership and the? Orders could not be activated.

 

Further concerns were raised by adjoining landowners and Council sought Legal advice as to what could be done. Deacons advised that they had followed up the company and all assets were currently frozen and secured by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission who would accept receipt of Orders or directions from Council but would not necessarily act upon them. Subsequently Emergency Orders were served on the Deregistered Company Markosh Pty Ltd C/- the Australian Securities and Investment Commission on 27 November 2009 providing 14 days for the Orders to be complied with. The period for compliance concluded on Monday 14 December 2009.

 

Whilst the works to secure the perimeter fencing and attend to the soil and erosion controls are relatively minor, the works required to secure the excavations and shoring up are quite significant and the design of the approved development does not secure these matters completely until the building is at the third level and is integrated into the overall footing design. For Council to undertake minimalist works it would require the engagement of the Civil Engineer who has designed the footing and foundations and then the engagement of an experienced formwork/concreter with an estimated cost of $100,000 minimum.

 

Should Council enter upon the land to undertake any or all works to comply with the Orders, Council would do so at considerable financial risk as the costs would be charged back against the land and with the property in receivership Council would risk not receiving all or any of the costs back.

 

An inspection of the development Site on Wednesday 16 December 2009 revealed that no attempts have been made to comply with the Emergency Orders. It is considered that Council should look at attending to the Perimeter fencing to ensure that it is intact and access is not readily available and that the soil and erosion controls are adequate to control water runoff from the site.

 

Letters of advice were also sent to the adjoining landowners of, and Body Corporate for 13 Ridge Street suggesting that they investigate what action they may need to take to protect their properties in light of the situation.

 

Individual landowners and the Body Corporate have responded advising that they are not proposing to take any action relying on Council to attend to the situation.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Deacons

Australian Securities and Investment Commission

Owners/Body Corporate 13 Ridge Street

Senior Health and Building Surveyor

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

One of the matters to be addressed through the Emergency orders relate to the soil and erosion controls on the site which need to be adequately maintained to minimise the extent of sediment moving off the site.

 

Social

 

One of the matters to be addressed through the Emergency orders relate to the security of the site by the perimeter security fencing as access could have dire public safety consequences.

 


Economic

 

Compliance with the Emergency orders will have an financial impact on the receivers in compliance. Similarly if Council is to bring the site into compliance.

 

Risk

 

Exposure to a number of risks currently exist and these matters have been brought to the attention of the organisation in control of the site and adjoining landowners. Council should ensure that the perimeter security fencing is in tact as a minimum.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There will be a direct budgetary impact should Council carry out some or all of the works required as no funds have been allocated for such works. Whilst all costs can be charged back against the site, Council should be aware that the recovery of some or all of the expenses is at risk.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Any funds used by Council would have to come from working funds and be addressed at the next quarterly budget review.

 

Attachments:

1View

30486/2009 - Emergency Orders (4) for 11 Ridge Street, Nambucca Heads

 

2View

30497/2009 - Dataletter to adjoining land owners re 11 Ridge Street, Nambucca Heads

 

3View

31891/2009 - Body Corporate response regarding Development Excavations

 

4View

31484/2009 - Adjoining owner response regarding Development Excavations

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 21 January 2010

Service of Emergency Orders on 11 Ridge Street Nambucca Heads

 

Enquiries to:???? Mr Meyers

Phone:??????????? 02 6568 0229

Our Ref:????????? LF2445

 

 

 

27 November 2009

 

 

 

Markosh Pty Ltd (Deregistered)

C/ - Australian Securities and

Investment Commission

GPO Box 9827

SYDNEY? NSW? 2001

 

URGENT

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

EMERGENCY ORDER PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 124 AND 129 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1993

PREMISES: LOT 81 DP 548071, KNOWN AS 11 RIDGE STREET, NAMBUCCA HEADS

 

Take notice that Nambucca Shire Council, pursuant to the provisions of Order Nos 7, 9, 12 and 28 in the Table to section 124 of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (LG Act) hereby makes four emergency orders as a combined emergency order (pursuant to section 143 LG Act) (Emergency Order) within the meaning of section 129(2) of the LG Act for the purposes of ensuring that:

 

1??????? The construction site is adequately secured so that access to the premises from public places (being Ridge Street and Woods Lane Road Reserves) is restricted and that there is no resultant threat to public safety.

 

2??????? There is no danger to life resulting from the pooled water in the bottom lift void.

3??????? The unrestricted flow of surface water across the Premises, in circumstances where excavations have been carried out, does not cause damage to adjoining premises, and that any danger to the public or adjoining properties due to the failure to put into place the necessary measures to control such surface water flow is mitigated or eliminated.

4??????? The excavations carried out at the premises are not a danger to the public and that those excavations do not cause damage to the adjoining public places, being the Ridge Street and Woods Lane Road Reserves.

 

You are hereby ordered to:

 

1??????? Re-construct the security fencing along the boundaries between the Premises and the Ridge Street and Woods Lane Road Reserves to a sufficient standard in order to restrict access from public places (being the adjoining Ridge Street and Woods Lane Road Reserves).

 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 21 January 2010

Service of Emergency Orders on 11 Ridge Street Nambucca Heads

 

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Markosh Pty Ltd (Deregistered)

27 November 2009

LF2445

 

 

 

 

2??????? Carry out all work as is necessary to mitigate the danger to life resultant from the pooled water in the bottom of the lift void [and open hole in the lift void], including the pumping out of the water currently held in the constructed lift void, or the construction of security fencing around the lift void, or installing a cover to prevent access to the lift void.

3??????? Carry out all work as is necessary, including the installation of effective erosion and sediment control measures, catchment drains and swales and if necessary retaining walls along the site boundaries and within the Premises in order to prevent damage to adjoining properties and Council's infrastructure from the unrestricted flow of surface water on and across the excavated portion of the Premises.

 

4??????? Carry out all work as is necessary, including the construction of retaining walls and effective erosion and sediment control measures as are necessary to prevent any damage occurring to the adjoining public place, being the nature strip outside of the Premises and Ridge Street and Woods Lane Road Reserves due to the excavations already carried out at the Premises.

 

Reasons for the Emergency Order (Section 136 LG Act):

 

1??????? Sections of the current construction safety fence along the boundary with public places, being Ridge Street and Woods Lane Road Reserves, are ineffective and inadequate, allowing unauthorised access to the construction site, which is a potential threat to public safety;

 

2??????? The pooled water currently held in the excavated and concrete poured bottom lift void without any fencing or covering is currently dangerous to life as there is danger of drowning or slipping into the void;

 

3??????? The unrestricted flow of surface water across the excavated portions of the Premises, especially during storm events, is resulting in the undermining of adjoining land at the boundaries of the Premises and unrestricted flow of sediment along and beyond the boundaries of the Premises, and is likely to result in damage to the adjoining properties to the Premises and Council?s stormwater infrastructure; and

 

4??????? Inspections of the Premises have revealed that excavation work was previously carried out at the Premises, and now is likely to result in damage to the adjoining public place, being the adjoining Ridge Street and Woods Lane Road Reserves as a result of undermining.

 

Period within which the terms of this Emergency Order are to be complied with (Section 137 LG Act)

 

1??????? Items 1 to 4 (of the Orders Nos 7, 9, 12 and 28) above must be complied with within 14 days after service of this Emergency Order.

 

Failure to comply with the Emergency Order

 

It is an offence pursuant to Section 628 LG Act to fail to comply with the four orders in this Emergency Order.

 

Should the Emergency Order not be complied with, the Council may:

 

1??????? Commence civil enforcement proceedings in the Land and Environment Court of NSW pursuant to Section 673 of the LG Act seeking mandatory orders to compel compliance with the Emergency Order and any other order necessary and costs?; and/or


3

 

Markosh Pty Ltd (Deregistered)

27 November 2009

LF2445

 

 

 

 

2??????? Commence summary criminal proceedings in a Court of competent jurisdiction pursuant to Section 628 of the LG Act seeking a conviction and pecuniary penalty with a maximum pecuniary penalty of $11,000 for failure to comply with Order No 7, a maximum pecuniary penalty of $11,000 for failure to comply with order No 9, a maximum pecuniary penalty of $11,000 for failure to comply with order No 12, and a maximum pecuniary penalty of $2,200 for failure to comply with Order No 28.

 

Council may Exercise Statutory Rights

 

In addition to or in the alternative to the actions identified in paragraphs 1 and 2 under the heading ?Failure to comply with the Emergency Order? above, Council may choose to exercise its statutory powers pursuant to Section 678 of the LG Act in order to give effect to the Emergency Order.

 

Right of Appeal against the Emergency Order

 

Pursuant to Sections 138 and 180 of the LG Act an individual or corporation affected by the Emergency Order may appeal to the Land and Environment Court of NSW against the Emergency Order or a specified part of the Emergency Order within 28 days after service of the Emergency Order. An appeal does not operate to stay the Emergency Order (Section 183 of the LG Act).

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

 

 

G Meyers

DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING

 

GM:bp

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 21 January 2010

Service of Emergency Orders on 11 Ridge Street Nambucca Heads

 

Enquiries to:???? Mr Meyers

Phone:??????????? 02 6568 0229

Our Ref:????????? LF2445 & SF1271

 

 

 

27 November 2009

 

 

 

?service_address_1?

?service_address_2?

?service_address_3?

?service_address_4?

?service_address_5?

 

Dear ?service_address_1?

 

POTENTIALLY UNSAFE EXCAVATIONS AT NEIGHBOURING PREMISES

LOT 81 DP 548071, KNOWN AS 11 RIDGE STREET, NAMBUCCA HEADS

 

We are contacting you as an adjoining or nearby landowner to the above Premises.

 

As you may be aware, pursuant to development consent DA 2005/364/01, the existing property was demolished and excavations were carried out at the Premises in approximately late 2007. However since that time, no further work has occurred. These excavations have resulted in a potentially unsafe situation both for adjoining landowners, and for the public land adjoining the Premises. Surface water flows at the Premises, especially during heavy rainfall events, have the potential to undermine adjoining land and properties, as there are not sufficient sediment and erosion controls, or retaining walls, to secure the excavations and prevent such potential damage from occurring.

 

In March 2009, Council issued an order on the owner of the Premises, Markosh Pty Limited (Company) requiring it to undertake all necessary actions to prevent the undermining of an adjoining property. However, Council subsequently discovered that the Company had been deregistered.

 

Council investigated issuing an order on the company which had applied for and received the subject development consent, Architectural Property Services Pty Ltd, however this company has also been deregistered.

 

Council has now served an Emergency Order on the now deregistered Company, care of ASIC, as is the correct procedure in the circumstances. However, Council considers that it is unlikely that ASIC will undertake the necessary works as required by the Emergency Order.

 

Given this, we suggest that you consider the likelihood of damage occurring to your property as a result of the excavations, and if necessary carry out work on your own property to prevent such damage from occurring. While Council acknowledges that this may not be an entirely satisfactory solution, it may be necessary given the lack of a suitable owner or other party which can take action at the Premises.

 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 21 January 2010

Service of Emergency Orders on 11 Ridge Street Nambucca Heads

 

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?service_address_1? ?service_address_2?

27 November 2009

LF2445

 

 

 

 

Additionally, under Section 678 of the Local Government Act 1993, if ASIC does not take the required actions on behalf of the Company within the relevant time (14 days from service of the Order), Council is empowered to undertake those actions itself. Following expiry of the 14 days from service of the Emergency Order, Council may investigate what actions Council can practicably take at the site to limit damage occurring to adjoining properties and the adjoining public land, and if Council determines it to be practicable, may undertake such works. In this regard Council?s powers should not be relied upon as necessarily resolving the current problems on the site.

 

Given the uncertainties involved, we again recommend that you review what actions you can take on your own property to prevent any such damage from occurring. Council will certainly be willing to assist you in this process, and answer any queries which you may have.

 

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:bp

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 21 January 2010

Service of Emergency Orders on 11 Ridge Street Nambucca Heads

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 21 January 2010

Service of Emergency Orders on 11 Ridge Street Nambucca Heads

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting

21 January 2010

Director of Engineering Services Report

ITEM 10.1??? PRF15????????????? 210110???????? E J Biffin Playing Fields - Review of Plan of Management

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Bruce Redman, Director Engineering Services ????????

 

Summary:

 

The Plan of Management for E J Biffin Playing Fields has been revised.? The draft is presented to Council seeking consent to place the document on public exhibition.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council place the E J Biffin Playing Fields Plan of Management on public exhibition for 28 days with a further 14 days allowed for the receipt of submissions.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

????????? Place on public exhibition

????????? Revise and place on public exhibition

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The original Plan was adopted on 16 March 1995 and is due for a review.? In addition to the time period Council has to address the issue of the Bridge Club assuming ownership and the provision of access to the area of Operational Land within the reserve.

 

The format of the Plan is similar to other recent documents such as Coronation Park.

 

The Committee of Management will specifically be invited to comment particularly with regard to the history of the reserve and the proposed long term redevelopment.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

????????? Nambucca Heads Aboriginal Land Council

????????? Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water

????????? Property Officer

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

No major issues.? Vegetation is discussed on the Plan.

 

Social

 

A Plan of Management determines the means of management of the facility and the user groups.? Social equity is a major issue to be put in place.

 

Economic

 

This is the largest recreation reserve in the urban areas and hosts a range of regional events.? Future upgrades will allow this aspect to grow.

 

Risk

 

The adoption of the Plan can be delayed through public consultation requiring major changes.

 

The value of future upgrades is a financial expense that may be difficult to achieve.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

No new costs. Future budgets will need to address the Forward Plan as funds present.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

The Forward Plan will require considerable funding from sources other than Council.? Grants will be essential.

 

Attachments:

1View

32466/2009 - Draft Plan of Management EJ Biffin Playing Fields

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 21 January 2010

E J Biffin Playing Fields - Review of Plan of Management

 

PLAN OF MANAGEMENT

Adopted by Council on the ?? ?????? 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 


DRAFT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EJ BIFFIN PLAYING FIELDS

NAMBUCCA HEADS? NSW

 

 

Prepared by

Mr B R Redman (December 2009)

 

For

Nambucca Shire Council

PO Box 177

MACKSVILLE? NSW? 2447

?TABLE OF CONTENTS?

 

A?????? Background Information. 1

1????? Introduction. 1

1.1???? Purpose. 1

1.2???? General Description. 1

1.3???? Land Description and Status. 3

1.4???? Land Use Zoning. 4

1.5???? Surrounding Land use. 5

1.6???? Legal Framework. 8

1.7???? Community Consultation. 8

1.8???? Implementation. 9

???????????? 1.9 ??????Lease???????????????????????????????????????????..9

1.10?? Accountability. 10

1.11?? Development Proposal Assessment 10

B?????? Basis for Management. 11

2????? Values. 11

2.1??????? Conservation. 11

2.1.1?? Natural Heritage. 11

2.1.2 ? Cultural Heritage. 12

2.2??????? Economic. 14

2.2.1?? Land and Facilities. 14

2.2.2?? Business Development 17

2.2.3?? Signage. 17

2.2.4?? Intrinsic. 17

2.3??????? Recreation. 17

2.3.1?? Active Recreation. 17

2.3.2?? Passive Recreation. 18

2.4??????? Social 18

2.4.1?? Meeting Place. 18

3????? Issues. 19

3.0.1?? Access. 19

3.0.2?? Improper Use. 19

3.0.3?? Siting of Amenities/Meeting Room... 19

C?????? Plan of Management. 22

4????? Vision Statement. 22

5????? Management Principles. 22

6????? Action Plan. 23

6.1??????? Natural Environment 23

6.1.1?? Desired Outcomes: 23

6.1.2?? Management Strategy. 23

6.2??????? Recreation. 25

6.2.1?? Desired Outcomes: 25

6.2.2?? Management Strategy. 25

6.3??????? Cultural 32

6.3.1?? Desired Outcomes: 32

6.3.2?? Management Strategy. 32

7????? References. 33

8????? Appendix. 38

 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 21 January 2010

E J Biffin Playing Fields - Review of Plan of Management

 

PLAN OF MANAGEMENT

 

E J BIFFIN PLAYING FIELDS ? NAMBUCCA HEADS

 

A???? Background Information

 

1???????? Introduction

 

1.1???????? Purpose

 

This Plan of Management has been prepared to document the environmental, economic, recreation and social values of E J Biffin Playing Fields and to guide the future use, development and management of the reserve.

 

Underpinning the preparation of the plan is the involvement of the community in determining what values are important and how these should be protected and enhanced.

 

1.2???????? General Description

 

The E J Biffin Playing Fields are located in the township of Nambucca Heads on the Mid North Coast of NSW (500 km north of Sydney).? The township has a population of around 6000 and enjoys a subtropical climate in a rural setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Location


The reserve is principally a sports field facility with provision for athletics, cricket, and touch football.? The available facilities on the reserve are:

 

o??????? Cricket Oval (Synthetic Grass Wicket)

o??????? Athletics Field (Marked on Grassed Surface)

 

In addition to the sports fields there are other facilities such as

 

o??????? Long Jump Pits (3)

o??????? Playground

o??????? Cricket Practice Nets (2)

o??????? Discuss Shotput Nets (3)

o??????? Flood Lighting

o??????? Bench Seats (Various)

o??????? Carpark off Fred Brain Drive (bitumen)

o??????? Amenities Building

 

 

The reserve is one of the two main open space areas for the township and provides for sport, recreation and social events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Locality

 

The reserve comprises 3 lots being lot 1 and 2 of DP1004209 and lot 148 of DP263414 Parish of Nambucca and County of Raleigh.

 

The intrinsic values of the reserve are high. The prime purpose being to:

 

o??????? Provide a broad range of recreational uses for the village and provide facilities suitable for use by the broader sporting community.

o??????? Provide passive use such as walking and exercise.

o??????? Flexible uses to enable local festivals and events


 

1.3???????? Land Description and Status

 

The land is described as Lot 1 DP 10042091 with an area of 5.698ha, lot 2 DP 1004209 with an area of 0.666ha and lot 148 DP 263414? with an area of 1.487ha.? The total area is 7.851 ha.? The land is owned by Nambucca Shire Council PO Box 177 Macksville NSW 2447.

 

Under the Local Government Act, Division 2 Clause 36(4) lot 1 DP 1004209 and lot 148 DP 263414 are categorised as community land sub-category of Sportsground. Lot 2 DP 1004209 is categorised as Operational Land and is therefore not subject to this plan of management.

 

Nambucca Shire Council is the Local Government Authority and is charged with the care, control and management of reserve and the adjacent road being Fred Brain Avenue and Centenary Parade under the Local Government Act 1993.

 

Section 36F of the Local Government Act defines the core objectives for management of community that is categorised as a sportsgrounds as follows:

 

?? To encourage, promote and facilitate recreational pursuits in the community involving organised and informal sporting activities,

?? To ensure that such activities are managed having regard to any adverse impact on nearby residences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registered Survey Plan DP 1004209

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1.4???????? Land Use Zoning

 

The land is presently zoned 6(a) Public Recreation under the Nambucca Local Environmental Plan 1995.? The existing use is a public recreation area with both active and passive activities.

 

The surrounding township is zoned 2(a) Residential and the surrounding educational precinct is zoned 5(a) Special Use as per the following map.


 

1.5???????? Surrounding Land use

 

Immediately adjacent to the reserve on the north and east is residential housing. The eastern side borders Centenary Parade and the northern side borders Fred Brain Avenue. In the general vicinity are three schools being the Nambucca Heads High School, Frank Partridge VC Primary School and the Christian Community School. The township of Nambucca Heads has been established since the 1850?s and was focussed on the river foreshore and nearby ridges.? The area known as Newville was developed in 1983 as a new housing estate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Planning Zones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


E J Biffin Playing Fields & Surrounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southern & Western Boundary ? Facing Pacific Highway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Boundary ? Residential Housing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eastern Boundary ? Nambucca Heads High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Eastern Boundary ? Christian Community School

 


 

1.6???????? Legal Framework

 

This Plan of Management has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of Division 2 Clause 36 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

1.7???????? Community Consultation

 

Community consultation forms an integral part of the process of preparing a Plan of Management.? Continuous review and incorporation of community attitudes expectations and requirements into the ongoing management of the Reserve is also paramount.? Under the requirements of Division 2 Clause 38 of the Local Government Act 1993 the Plan of Management was placed on public exhibition during which times submissions were invited to be made to the Council. The plan was on display from the 8 June to the 6 July 2006 with submissions received up to 4.00pm on 20 July 2006.? Public notice of this exhibition was published in the local print media on the 8 June 2006 and will detailed where and when the plan will be on display and invited submissions from interested members of the public.

 

During the exhibition period, the plan was available for perusal at the offices of the Nambucca Shire Council, Princess Street Macksville, at the Macksville and Nambucca Heads Libraries, the Valla Beach Headland Store and on Council?s website www.nambucca.nsw.gov.au.

 

The first Plan of Management for E J Biffin Playing Fields was adopted by Council on the 16 March 1995. This plan is the first revision of that plan and replaces it from the date of adoption being the ?? ???? 2010 (To be determined)

 

 

E J Biffin Playing Fields

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


1.8???????? Implementation

 

Following the adoption of the Plan by the Council it will not allow any operations or development, which is not permitted by the Plan.? Amendments of the adopted plan is covered by Division 2 Clause 41 of the Local Government Act 1993 and may be required at regular periods to keep abreast of the changing expectations and requirements of the community and ensure the Plan remains useful and relevant.

 

Funding for management of the Reserve will be sought from a range of Government, Council and community sources.

 

1.9???????? Leases, Licences and Other Estates

 

Council as Manager may enter into a lease or licence for both public and non public purpose for the whole or part of the lands to which this Plan of Management applies provided that:

 

?? Management of the land is in accordance with this Plan of Management and Council policies and guidelines.

 

?? The lease, licence or other estate in respect of this community land is granted pursuant this authorisation for the purpose of:

 

?????????????????? a) The provision of goods, services and facilities and the carrying out of activities, ?????????? ????appropriate to the current and future needs within the local community and of the ??????????? ????wider public in relation to any of the following:

 

???????????????????????????? i) Public Recreation

???????????????????????????? ii) The physical, cultural, social and intellectual welfare or development of ????????????????????????????????? ????persons. This includes but is not limited to, maternity welfare centres, ????????????????????????????? ????infant welfare centres, kindergartens, nurseries, child care centres, family ????????????????????? ????day-care centres, surf life saving clubs, restaurants or refreshment kiosk.

 

?????????????????? b) The provision of public roads

 

?? The use and/or occupation of the land are considered to be in the public interest.

 

?? That licensing or leasing is undertaken in accordance with the Local Government Act Sections 46 and 47. The following figure defines the process:

 

 

Council as a Manager may grant any other Estate to the extent permitted by the provision of S 46 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

In essence S46 prescribes, interalia, the right to grant estates which are expressly authorised by this plan of management and which are consistent to the core objectives of the land.

 

This plan expressly identifies access rights to the operational land wholly within lot 1 DP 1004209 as being consistent with the core objectives of the zone and expressly authorises the grant of easement for access, right of carriageway or estate burdening lot 1 DP 1004209 and benefiting lot 2 DP 1004209 and any other lot created from a subdivision of lot 2 DP 1004209.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1.10?????? Accountability

 

The Local Government (Financial Management) Regulation 1999 aims to ensure that Councils adopt current contemporary best practice accounting policies and procedures, to enhance the ability to compare the financial performance of Councils, to ensure the effective management of Council finances and to ensure accountability and transparency.

 

1.11?????? Development Proposal Assessment

 

Issues to be considered by the Manager (Council) when deciding whether a particular land use or development is appropriate include:

 

o??????? The permissibility of the use under Councils Nambucca LEP 1995;

 

o??????? The compatibility of the proposal with the notified purpose of the reserve;

 

o??????? The compatibility of the proposal with adjoining land uses;

 

o??????? The impact on the existing use of the reserve;

 

o??????? The compatibility with the Vision and Management Principles for the reserve;

 

o??????? The need for the proposal and whether it will promote and be ancillary to the use and enjoyment of the reserve, as distinct from satisfying a requirement generated by an adjoining property or by an un-associated community need;

 

o??????? The advantage and benefit that the development would bring to the normal reserve user;

 

o??????? The management responsibility and public availability of the development to reserve users;

 

o??????? The need for a lease and its terms, conditions and rental that would apply.

 


 

B???? Basis for Management

 

 

2???????? Values

 

There are four (4) main values to be considered.? These broad categories are:

 

o??????? Conservation

o??????? Economic

o??????? Recreation; and

o??????? Social

 

To manage the E J Biffin Playing Fields effectively, it is essential that these values are identified and that their significance in terms of the management of the Reserve is determined.? Further to this significance, the role of these values at a local and regional reserve level is important.

 

2.1???????? Conservation

 

2.1.1????? Natural Heritage

 

Issues to be considered by the Manager (Council) when deciding whether a particular land use or development is appropriate include:

 

i???????? Geology/Soils

 

The majority of the soil on the park was placed on site as a result of the adjacent subdivision.

 

ii??????? Climate

 

The North Coast region enjoys a subtropical climate with mild average temperatures and relatively high rainfall.? This rainfall is variable, however, and may be low to moderate some years while high intensity summer rainfall in other years has caused various levels of flooding throughout the history of the area.

 

iii?????? Flora

 

Tree planting on the reserve is mainly a natural stand of eucalyptus in the North-West corner behind Newville Cottage Park. The adjacent highway road reserve on the southern boundary comprises mixed native species many of which were planted in the mid 1990?s by volunteers.? Over the year a range of tree species have been planted on the perimeter of the park and fields to provide shade.

 

The reserve is essentially a grassed parcel of land.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trees On Northern Boundary Behind Neville Cottage Park

 

iv?????? Fauna

 

Essentially no fauna exists other than bird life in the vegetation on the fringes of the reserve. The landscape is open sporting fields with no built facilities at this time. The use of the park does not provide habitat or encourage use by native fauna.

 

v??????? Scenic and Landscape Values

 

The reserve provides an attractive park outlook within the township. It is the largest parcel of developed public community land in Nambucca Heads at 7.851ha.? Coronation Park on the eastern side of Nambucca Heads is the second largest sports area at 4.93 ha.

 

2.1.2 ???? Cultural Heritage

 

i???????? Aboriginal History

 

No history identified at this time.

 

The Nambucca Heads Local Aboriginal Land Council can be engaged to conduct a site survey.

 

Any provided information will be included in future reprints.

 

ii??????? European History

 

The park was developed as part of the surrounding residential subdivision.? The development was undertaken by Council in 1983 and it is assumed that the construction of the park started at that time.

 

The tennis courts were established on E J Biffin Playing Fields because of the limited space at Gordon Park to enable growth at that site. The popularity of tennis has waxed and waned over the years until the grounds were considered dilapidated and the fences and the tennis courts removed from service in 2008.

 

The park is named after Jack Biffin who was a great supporter of sport in the valley.

 

 


 

2.2???????? Economic

 

2.2.1????? Land and Facilities

 

The facilities on the reserve are:

???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Current Value????????????? Replacement Value

o??????? Cricket Field / Soccer Field?????????????????????? $??????????? 0????????????????????? $??????????? 0

o??????? Cricket Pitch????????????????????????????????????????????? $???? 3,000????????????????????? $?? 10,000

o??????? Cricket Practice Nets??????????????????????????????? $???? 3,000????????????????????? $?? 15,000

o??????? Athletics Track (Grass)??????????????????? ????????? $??????????? 0????????????????????? $??????????? 0

o??????? Athletics Discuss Cage????????????????????????????????????? $???? 3,000????????????????????? $?? 10,000

o??????? Athletics Long Jump Pit????????????????????????????????????? $???? 3,000????????????????????? $???? 6,000

o??????? Metal Shade Shelter????????????????????????????????? $??????? 500????????????????????? $???? 4,000

o??????? Bench Seats (Various)????????????????????????????? $?? 10,000????????????????????? $?? 25,000

o??????? Playground?????????????????????????????????????? $?? 25,000????????????????????? $?? 40,000

o??????? Flood Lighting??????????????????????????????????????????? $?? 75,000????????????????????? $ 275,000

o??????? Amenities/Clubroom????????????????????????????????? $ 450,000????????????????????? $ 950,000

o??????? Fencing????????????????????????????????????????????????????? $?? 10,000????????????????????? $?? 20,000

????????? TOTAL?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? $1,355,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cricket Practice Nets (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long Jump Pits


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amenities/Clubhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playground

 

2.2.2????? Business Development

 

There are no current leases or licences affecting the Reserve, however it is acceptable for licences to be issued for temporary use. Such use to be assessed by the issues stated in Clause 1.10. The licences may include regular use by the schools.

 

The reserve is able to be licensed for concerts and fairs to support the cultural experience of Nambucca Heads. The fees charged will be set by Council and collected and kept by the Committee of Management for use on the grounds to both maintain and improve facilities.

 

2.2.3????? Signage

 

Signage on the site is limited to addressing the following issues:

 

Name of the reserve

Dangers and safety issues

Prohibited Dog Use

No Camping

No Golf

Parking restrictions and access control

Contact with Management

Other signage as approved by Council.

 

2.2.4????? Intrinsic

 

The intrinsic values of the reserve include the aspects of visual, scenic and pleasant atmosphere for recreational uses and ease of access for the community.

 

2.3???????? Recreation

 

2.3.1????? Active Recreation

 

Provision exists on the reserve for two sports. The largest regular user of the reserve in terms of area is athletics. The Nambucca District Little Athletics train every Friday night in summer. As well they conduct coaching on Sundays and an annual carnival. This sport has around 120 competitors. The Nambucca District Senior Athletics use the same time periods with about 30 athletes involved.

 

There is a standard cricket oval with a synthetic pitch. The games are played on Saturday afternoons. Talarm Cricket Club train on Wednesday afternoon. The Nambucca Heads Cricket Club (Juniors) train on Tuesdays and Thursdays and play on Saturday mornings.

 

During summer on Monday nights the Nambucca Heads Touch Football Club play and 100 participants are involved.

 

Nambucca Heads Junior Rugby League train every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon during winter. A Gala day attracts 150 players.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athletics Track

 

2.3.2????? Passive Recreation

 

The park is used informally by people walking and jogging as part of individual exercise regimes. Over time the development of walking and cycle paths around the perimeter of the park is desirable where there is no impact on sporting use. The path could also be part of an "exercise" route to promote healthy lifestyle.

 

2.4???????? Social

 

2.4.1????? Meeting Place

 

This large open area within the urban area has the potential to be a meeting place for festivals and carnivals.? "Carols By Candlelight" is the only broad community event held on the park. It would be suitable for other large gatherings such as a car ?Show and Shine? exhibition.


 

3???????? Issues

 

3.0.1????? Access

 

There are no vehicular access roads onto the reserve beyond the carpark. Care has to be taken to restrict such use to prevent damage to the grassed surface. The carpark is fenced to control vehicular access.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpark

 

3.0.2????? Improper Use

 

The following uses of the reserve are not permitted:

 

o??????? Camping (Security may be permitted)

o??????? Use of the reserve by animals including dogs and horses.

o??????? Dangerous activities such as golf and golf practice.

 

 

 

3.0.3????? Long Term Re-Development of the Sports Fields

 

A redevelopment plan has been prepared (2008) to improve the park. The current athletics track has grades that are too steep and needs to be rebuilt to enable regional carnivals to be held in Nambucca Heads. The range of works includes:

 

 

 

 

Re-shape grounds to flatten grades and cross fall????????????????????????????????? $? 70,000

(Relocate Athletics Track, Establish New Eastern Sport Field)

Pipe Open Drain??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? $160,000

New and Relocated Flood Lighting???????????????????????????????????????????????? $275,000

Install water tanks and irrigation????????????????????????????????????????????????????? $280,000

Survey, Design & Supervision??????????????????????????????????????????????????????? $? 25,000

Contingency??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? $? 80,000

Total????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? $890,000

 

The implementation of new and improved facilities will depend upon the availability of funding. The range of funding sources will include Council, the Committee of Management, individual sports, Government grants and private beneficiaries.

 

3.0.4????? Role of Schools

 

The location of three schools in close proximity to the playing fields makes it an important facility for those educational facilities.

 

The following activities represent regular school events on the playing fields:

 

?? Nambucca Heads High School on Wednesday Afternoons (450 students)

?? Frank Partridge VC Primary School on Friday Afternoons (290 students)

?? Nambucca Valley Christian Community School on Various Afternoons (50 students)

?? Nambucca Heads Primary School Athletics Carnival (300 students)

?? Nambucca District Primary School Athletic Carnival (300 students plus parents.

?? St Patrick's Primary School (Macksville) Athletics Carnival (350 students)

?? St Mary's Primary School (Bowraville) Athletics Carnival (45 students)

?? Zone High School Sport Association Athletic Carnival (300 students plus parents)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Location Of Schools

3.0.5??? Operational Land

 

Lot 2 in DP 1004209 was created for lease purposes by DA 1999/248 and is classified as ?Operational? Land

 

A portion of the old tennis courts is to subdivided from lot 2 as per the subdivision plan below. The subject lot (now known as lot 21) is vacant land containing no major improvements but includes a large concrete slab approximately 670 m2 which was previously used for active recreation as a basketball court. This court received negligible use and has fallen into disrepair.? The concrete slab has the potential to be incorporated into the eventual development of the land and used as a car parking area adjacent to a new clubhouse.

 

The proposed lot 21 would have an area 1,283 m2 and include the concrete slab.

 

The purpose of the subdivision is to create a lot (lot 21) which can be sold to the Nambucca Valley Bridge Club. A development application is required should they seek to erect a clubhouse on the land. The future erection of a clubhouse would fall under the definition of a ?community centre? which is permissible in a 6(a) zone. Access to the lot will be via a right of carriageway created over the full frontage to the nearest public road being Fred Brain Avenue.

 

Despite the classification of Operational Land it still remains essential that the use still meets the core objectives of S46 "to encourage, promote and facilitate recreational pursuits in the community involving organised and informal sporting activities and games". The proposed Bridge Club is considered to meet that principal.

 

The remainder of the land is classified as ?Community? Land and remains under the Management of the E J Biffin Playing Fields Committee of Management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


C???? Plan of Management

 

 

The Plan of Management is based on a Vision Statement, which will guide the Reserve Managers in its decision making role.? It is supported by Management Principles, which determine the aims and strategies for the management of the Reserve.

 

4???????? Vision Statement

 

The Vision for the management of the E J Biffin Playing Fields is that the land be managed to provide an outstanding asset for the recreational, social and educational benefit of the community.

 

5???????? Management Principles

 

The following principles establish the broad direction the Reserve Management will follow in protecting and enhancing the values of E J Biffin Playing Fields to achieve the Vision.

 

a????? Identification and preservation of the values of the natural environment.

b????? Recognition, protection and enhancement of the unique recreational values the location offers.

c????? Maintenance of Reserve to ensure safe, accessible and enjoyable use.

d????? Control of infrastructure.


 

6???????? Action Plan

 

6.1???????? Natural Environment

 

6.1.1????? Desired Outcomes:

 

i)??????? Protection and enhancement of the area?s natural flora and fauna;

ii)?????? Protection of soils to control erosion and minimise the effect of acid sulphate soils;

iii)????? Exclusion of vehicles from sensitive areas;

iv)????? Removal of weeds to minimise the impact on the natural environment.

 

6.1.2????? Management Strategy

 

 

Action

Person/Unit Responsible:

Capital Cost:

Recurrent Cost:

Funding Source:

Priority:

Means of Achievement:

 

 

6.1.2.1 Inspect for dangerous trees (eg termite infestations, dead branches etc).

 

 

Improve native vegetation.

 

 

 

 

 

Council

 

Parks Supervisor

 

 

Council

 

Parks Supervisor

 

$0

 

$200

 

Council

 

High

 

 

 

 

 

Medium

 

Vegetation is maintained in a safe condition by pest treatment and dead tree branches are lopped and removed.

 

Gradual planting of trees with native species to provide shade.

 

 

 

 

6.1.2.2 Identify native wildlife of the Reserve through consultation with the Dept of Environment & Conservation.

 

 

Council

 

Parks Supervisor

 

 

$0

 

$100

 

Council

 

High

 

Wildlife using the Reserve is considered in any management actions.

 

 

 

6.1.2.3 Prevent and repair erosion and remove flood debris.? Control runoff from road drainage.? Inspect Reserve within three (7) days of major rainfall events.

 

 

Council

 

Overseer

 

$0

 

$200

 

Council

 

Medium

 

Reserve receives minimal erosion damage during storm and flood events.? Any flood debris is removed within seven (7) days of rainfall event.

 

The reserve does however act as storm retention basin in heavy rainfall events resulting in water ponding on the fields.

 

Future upgrades need to include litter and sediment traps near the highway.

 

 

 

6.1.2.4 Protect park from damage by vehicles, pedestrians and intrusion by adjacent properties.

 

 

Council

 

Parks Supervisor

 

$5000

 

$0

 

Council

 

Medium

 

 

 

 

 

Low

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medium

 

?Restrict vehicular access to the carpark area by erecting bollards and/or fencing and signage if required.

 

Temporary access across the reserve can be permitted provided an agreement is entered into that defines conditions of use.

 

Require removal of encroachments from neighbouring properties such as gardens, storage of trailers etc. promptly upon detection.

 

 

 

6.1.2.5 Manage the invasion of environmental weeds and remove noxious plants through a regular control program initially targeting those, which are not serving a purpose (eg shade, bank stabilisation etc).

 

 

Council

 

Noxious Weeds Inspector

 

$0

 

$200

 

Council

 

High

 

A reduction in exotic plants and the implementation of an annual weed control program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.2???????? Recreation

 

6.2.1????? Desired Outcomes:

 

i)????????? Extension and improvement of recreational facilities to provide for the needs of the neighbourhood as well as the broader community;

ii)?????? Provision of clean, safe and accessible facilities that reflect the needs of parks users;

iii)????? Minimal visual impact of structures on the scenic values of the Reserve;

iv)????? Encouragement of use of the reserve by people with access limitations;

v)?????? Provision of focal point for social interaction.

 

6.2.2????? Management Strategy

 

Action

Person/Unit Responsible:

Capital Cost:

Recurrent Cost:

Funding Source:

Priority:

Means of Achievement:

 

 

6.2.2.1 Ensure all new equipment and facilities are compatible for use by people with access limitations.

 

 

Council

 

Manager Civil Works

 

$ To be assessed

 

 

Council

 

High

 

Visitors with access limitations (eg wheelchairs) are able to access and utilise as much of the Reserve?s values as the general community.

 

 

 

6.2.2.2 Provide safe and interesting play equipment.

 

 

Council

 

Parks Supervisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$15,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$500

 

Council

 

 

 

 

Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

Council

Section 94

Sport & Recreation

 

High

 

 

 

 

High

 

 

 

 

 

 

High

 

A comprehensive register is established and updated on a regular basis.

 

Inspect for wear and tear and update inspection report at least every six months or as required by Councils risk management policies.

 

Maintain and improve the playground with new equipment that complies with Australian Standards.

 

 

 

6.2.2.3 Provide accessible and safe toilet facilities which are monitored regularly, maintained effectively and available only when sports or events are in progress.

 

 

Council

 

Assistant Overseer

 

 

 

$0

 

$2,000

 

Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

High

 

Clean and safe toilet facilities to be built on E J Biffin Playing Fields and are available to all Reserve users when sport and events are in progress.

 

No general public toilets provided outside at other times. All parts of the building to be locked.

 

 

 

6.2.2.4 Undertake regular inspections to ensure all facilities are in a clean, safe and good working order.

 

 

Council

 

Parks Supervisor

 

$0

 

$500

 

Council

 

High

 

Inspections are conducted on items such as seating, fencing and buildings. Any repairs reported and maintenance undertaken where necessary.

 

 

 

6.2.2.5 Minimise the visual impact of structures.

 

 

Council

 

Parks Supervisor

 

$0

 

$500

 

Council

 

Medium

 

Construct suitable shelters and buildings that are compatible with the natural environment of the reserve and Nambucca township.

 

 

 

6.2.2.6 Ensure safety in all aspects of the Reserve and minimise public liability.? Erect appropriate signage for user?s information and safety.

 

 

Council

 

Parks Supervisor

 

$500

 

$100

 

Council

 

High

 

Warning and safety signage is prepared and erected.

 

Golf and Golf practice is not permitted because of the danger to other park users.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.2.2.7 Provide and maintain sporting fields

 

Council

 

Parks Supervisor

 

Mowing Contractor if appointed

 

Committee of Management

 

$0

 

 

 

 

 

 

$4,000

 

Council

 

High

 

 

 

 

High

 

 

 

 

High

 

High

 

 

 

 

 

Medium

 

Committee of Management to allocate and approve the use of the sports fields.

 

Involve Committee of Management in determining level of service for maintenance.

 

Regular mowing.

 

Close sports fields to use in periods of wet weather. Committee of Management to determine and erect signs.

 

Review the current arrangement and layout of sporting fields to ensure that current needs are being met.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.2.2.8 Provide a focal point for social interaction.

 

Council

 

Parks Supervisor

 

Committee of Management

 

 

$0

 

$500

 

Council

 

 

 

 

Committee of Management

 

High

 

 

 

 

Medium

 

Reserve keep maintained and clean.

 

 

 

Organise local events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.2.2.9 No camping on the reserve.

 

Council

 

Manager Civil Works

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$0

 

 

$0

 

 

 

 

 

High

 

Camping for events even when associated with the reserve are not permitted due to the close proximity of residential housing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.2.2.10 Animals are not permitted on the park.

 

 

 

Council

 

Ordinance Inspector

 

$200

 

$200

 

Council

 

High

 

 

 

 

High

 

 

 

 

 

 

High

 

Dogs are not permitted on the reserve in accordance with Councils Policy on Playing Fields.

 

Horses are not permitted on the park due to the damage they may cause to the field surface and the associated trip hazards.

 

Erect signage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.2.2.11 Parking

 

 

 

Council

 

Manager Civil Works

 

 

$100000

 

$ 1000