NAMBUCCA

SHIRE COUNCIL

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

AGENDA ITEMS

18 February 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.? 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 (2) members of the public per 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 and Council?s website: www.nambucca.nsw.gov.au

 

 

 

NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

Ordinary Council Meeting - 18 February 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 - 4 February 2010

5??????? Notices of Motion

5.1???? Notice of Motion - Number of Councillors - Bi Election

5.2???? Notice of Motion - Native Vegetation and Land Clearing - Free Community Workshop for Rural Landholders

5.3???? Notice of Motion - Macksville Cemetery - Number of Sites ?

6??????? DELEGATIONS?Motion to hear Delegations

7??????? ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE ??

8??????? QUESTIONS FOR CLOSED MEETING WHERE DUE NOTICE HAS BEEN RECEIVED

9??????? General Manager Report

9.1???? Outstanding Actions and Reports

9.2???? Grant Application Status Report - 31 January 2010

9.3???? Report on Investments to 31 January 2010

9.4???? Proposal for War Memorial at Scotts Head

9.5???? Compulsory Acquisition of Laneway by the Department of Education and Training

9.6???? Proposed Naming of the Macksville Netball Courts, the "Marion Wood Netball Courts"

9.7???? Comet Windmills - Donation of Windmill in Lieu of Outstanding Loan Balance

10????? Director Environment and Planning Report

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

10.2?? DAs and CDCs Received and Determined under Delegated Authority 26 January-8 February 2010

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

10.4?? Contract Regulatory Officer's Report - January 2010

10.5?? Grant Application for Safe and Savvy Seniors - Make Sure You're Secure

10.6?? Report on Legal Advice - DA 2009/113 & DA 2009/119

11????? Director Engineering Services Report

11.1?? Donnelly Welsh Playing Fields - Plan of Management

11.2?? Flood Damage - February, March/April, May and October/November 2009

11.3?? Paveline Patching Machine - Operation - June to December 2009 ????


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

18 February 2010

Notice of Motion

ITEM 5.1????? SF1471??????????? 180210???????? Notice of Motion - Number of Councillors - Bi Election

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Michael Moran OAM, Councillor ????????

 

Summary:

 

In the event that a Councillors retires or passes away there would be significant cost to Council to conduct a bi election.? Council has already considered reducing its numbers from nine to seven.? Council should seek the Minister for Local Government?s approval for not conducting a bi election should a Councillor retire or pass away.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council write to the Minister for Local Government seeking permission not have a bi election in the event that Councillor resigns or passes away before the next Local Government elections in 2012.

 

 

COMMENT FROM GENERAL MANAGER

 

On 1 May 2008, Council resolved that in the event the Local Government Amendment (Elections) Bill 2008 passed through Parliament obviating the need for a referendum on proposals to reduce Councillor numbers, that this Council reduce the number of Councillors to seven.? In the event the Bill did not become law and the proposal did not proceed.? At the time there was a detailed report to Council on levels of representation at other mid north coast councils, recent decisions to reduce the number of Councillors at other Councils and information on costs.

 

In NSW the number of councillors can range from 5 to 15 (one of whom is the Mayor).? Representation levels vary from one councillor per 500 people to one councillor per 15,000 people.? The report to the meeting in 2008 included the following table on levels of representation at mid north coast councils.

 

Local Government Area

Population (June 2004)

Population density (pop?n/area)

No. of councillors

Population per councillor

Nambucca

18,525

12.4

9

2,058

Coffs Harbour

66,529

56.6

9

7,392

Bellingen

12,720

7.9

7

1,817

Kempsey

28,114

8.3

9

3,123

Port Macquarie/Hastings

69,737

18.9

9

7,748

Port Macquarie/Hastings (current)

69,737

18.9

1 administrator

69,737

Greater Taree

46,474

12.5

9

5,163

Great Lakes

34,186

10.1

9

3,798

Gloucester

4,902

1.7

9

544

 

In May 2008 it was calculated that a reduction of two councillors would result in an estimated annual saving of $24,200.? This does not include communication costs, such as staff time in answering enquiries, printing business papers etc.

 

Section 294 of the Local Government Act makes provision for dispensing with the need for by-elections.? It provides that if a casual vacancy occurs on or after 1 October last preceding the end of the term of council, the Minister may, on application of the council, order that the vacancy not be filled.? Therefore 1 October 2011 would be the applicable date for the application of Section 294.

 

The notice of motion essentially seeks to rewrite Section 294 so that a casual vacancy does need to be filled at all, presumably so long as the number of Councillors does not fall below the minimum of five.? Based on the 2008 election, the cost of a bi-election for a casual vacancy will be approximately $100,000.? On this basis the notice of motion has considerable merit.

 

Councillor Janet Hayes from Kempsey Shire Council has proposed a similar motion to Kempsey Shire Council.? On 2 February 2010, that Council resolved that the General Manager canvas the Macleay Valley community as to their view on reducing the number of councillors at the next general election from 9 to 7 or 5.? The matter has been discussed with Ms Hayes who believes the Minister will only consider the non-replacement of casual vacancies where the Council has resolved to reduce its numbers.

 

There may be merit in putting forward the matter to a vote at the annual Shires? conference.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting

18 February 2010

Notice of Motion

ITEM 5.2????? SF1471??????????? 180210???????? Notice of Motion - Native Vegetation and Land Clearing - Free Community Workshop for Rural Landholders

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Anne Smyth, Councillor ????????

 

Summary:

 

It is proposed that Council conduct a community workshop, covering the recent changes to vegetation legislation, for interested members of the public.? The purpose of the workshop is to provide information to rural landowners as to their legal rights and obligations and to help in the management of their land in accordance with environmental and natural resource management law.? The workshop would be presented by a legal expert from the Environmental Defender?s Office.? Community workshops are tailored to meet the needs of the workshop participants, but emphasize practical application of the information provided.? Nambucca Valley Landcare has expressed an interest in participating, as well as assisting with the workshop.

It is suggested that Nambucca Shire Council would host the workshop at Council Chambers, as this is a central venue with all the necessary facilities.? It would be desirable to have a member of staff introduce the workshop to the attendees.? The date for the workshop would be determined by relevant members of staff, in consultation with the Environmental Defender?s Office and Nambucca Valley Landcare.? There will be no cost to Council for the workshop, as all expenses are covered by the Environmental Defender?s Office.? The Coordinator of Nambucca Valley Landcare has also indicated that they would be willing to cover the costs of any advertising or other unforeseen incidentals which may arise.

 

 

?Recommendation:

 

That Council staff liaise with the Environmental Defender?s Office and Nambucca Valley Landcare to organise a free community workshop, in relation to native vegetation legislation, for rural landholders and other interested members of the community in Nambucca Shire, to be held at Council Chambers on a suitable date.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

1??????? Conduct the workshop

2??????? Council could choose not to hold the workshop?

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The Environmental Defender's Office Ltd is a not-for-profit community legal centre specialising in public interest environmental law.? Last year I attended a similar workshop to the one proposed for the Nambucca Shire.? The workshop was hosted by Coffs Harbour City Council and was held on a Saturday at the Cavanbah Hall (a Council-owned building) in Coffs Harbour. ?A staff member from Council introduced the workshop to those present and was in attendance for the duration of the presentation. ?It was attended by a broad range of participants and was presented by Ms Sue Higginson, a lawyer with the Environmental Defender?s Office.

 

The main themes of the workshop were:

 

1??????? Outline of vegetation legislation in NSW ? the roles of Federal, State and Local Government.

 

2??????? Types of legislation governing vegetation management ? such as the Native Vegetation Act, Threatened Species, Water Management (Riparian Area), Tree Preservation Orders, Coffs Harbour?s Koala Plan of Management and Private Native Forestry.

 

3??????? Whose role is it to issue consent to remove vegetation and when does dual consent apply between organisations?

 

4??????? Who has the information you need to make the best decisions about vegetation management on private property?

 

5??????? What questions should you be asking Government Departments?

 

6??????? Routine Agricultural Management Activities (RAMA) ? what are they, how do they apply and at what stage do you need to ask advice?

 

7??????? What can happen if you choose to illegally clear vegetation on your property?

 

The workshop also provided an opportunity for attendees to raise questions in relation to any concerns they had in relation to the use of their own land.

 

Other topics which could be covered in a workshop include:

 

?????????????? Bushfire management

?????????????? Agricultural chemicals

?????????????? Pollution

?????????????? Mining and quarrying

?????????????? Voluntary conservation

?????????????? Carbon offset schemes

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Education Officer, Environmental Defender?s Office

Nambucca Valley Landcare

Director Environment and Planning

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

Improved environmental outcomes should be achieved, as participants will gain an informed understanding of their legal rights and obligations as landholders, in order to assist them to manage their land in accordance with environmental and natural resource management law.

 

Social

 

The social benefits would include an opportunity for attendees to network and communicate with fellow landholders.? A further social outcome could be an improved relationship with Council staff, as participants gain a more thorough understanding of Council?s responsibilities in regard to ensuring compliance with land-use.? Conducting the workshop would also be a positive exercise in public relations, as Council would be seen to be taking an active interest in providing our rural community with helpful advice.

 

Economic

 

By landholders gaining an informed understanding of their legal obligations and rights, it could be expected that they will be less likely to incur financial loss as a result of non-compliance issues.? There could be a positive economic impact for Council also, as landholders become more informed about their legal responsibilities, thereby not needing to contact Council staff as frequently with questions in relation to the permissible use of their land.? No negative economic impacts have been identified.

 

Risk

 

There is no risk to Council or to participants by conducting the workshop.? However, should Council choose not to conduct the workshop, it is likely to go ahead anyway without Council support.? In this case however, the risk could be a negative public perception that Council does not support dissemination of practical and useful information for local rural landholders.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

Nil.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

The workshop will be funded by the Environmental Defender?s Office.? The Coordinator of Nambucca Valley Landcare has also indicated that they would be willing to cover the costs of any advertising and other incidentals which may arise.? There will be no variance to Council?s working funds by hosting the workshop.

 

 

 

MANEX COMMENT:

 

The Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority (NRCMA) are responsible for the implementation and regulation of the Native Vegetation Act.? It is considered that the NRCMA should be the Authority involved in any such workshop not Council or the Environmental Defenders Office.

 

Using the Environmental Defenders Office may very well provoke considerable animosity as they are not seen as impartial in Vegetation Management.

 

In relation to any workshop, there should also be liaison with the local branch of the NSW Farmers Association who also have strong views in relation to the issue.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting

18 February 2010

Notice of Motion

ITEM 5.3????? SF1471??????????? 180210???????? Notice of Motion - Macksville Cemetery - Number of Sites

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Michael Moran OAM, Councillor ????????

 

Summary:

 

The Macksville Cemetery is running out of sites in the Catholic section.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council investigates the number of sites remaining in the Catholic section of the Macksville Cemetery.

 

 

 

DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING?COMMENT

 

The Manager Health and Building will be reporting on this matter and all cemeteries in the Shire at the General Purpose Committee meeting on 17 March 2010.

 

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report. ?????


Ordinary Council Meeting

18 February 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.1????? SF959????????????? 180210???????? 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

 

Follow up letter sent 10 February 2010

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.

Medium priority.

 

 


 


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.

Completed priority of projects to be set in the 10/11 budget.

All investigations completed.? Priorities for design and construction subject to funding allocations.

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

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.

Nambucca River Master Plan to be presented to NRE&CMC on 12 Feb 2010.? recommendation that height be considered in draft Nambucca LEP 2009.

 

 

FEBRUARY 2009

 

5

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.

 

Low priority.

 


 

APRIL 2009

6

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.

 

7

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.

 

The Minister has now responded (letter dated 19 January 2010) advising that because of the ?dilapidated? state of the Deep Creek bridge, it is not eligible for natural disaster funding.? Notwithstanding he also advises that the primary role of natural disaster funding is, ?to restore or replace roads and bridges, damaged as a direct result of an eligible event, to the equivalent of their pre-damage standard or service level.


 

MAY 2009

8

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).

 

Awaiting response from Minister Costa.

9

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

 

10

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

 

11

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 March GPC.

12

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. Under consideration by Regional and State offices

 

13

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.? See above

 


 

JULY 2009

 

14

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.

 

Matter discussed and will come back to Council with recommendation.

Access Committee minutes to come to Council.

 

 

15

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.

 

16

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.

 

17

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

To be reported 18 February 2010

 

AUGUST 2009

18

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.

 

Local resident and 2NVR volunteer, Peter Renshaw has advised that as a private individual he participated on a working group chaired by Cr Degans of the Coffs Harbour City Council.? The group looked at creating a public transport corridor between Coffs Harbour and Woolgoolga and also the potential of a rail motor service between Coramba and Bonville.? Extending the rail motor service to the Nambucca is not formally part of their plan for which they have sought funds from CHCC for a feasibility study.

 

19

QWN 262

20/08/09

Taylors Arm Road ? dangerous road sinkage

 

DES

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

 

20

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

 

21

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.

To be issued to Councillors prior to report to Council on 18 February 2010

Report to GPC 17 March 2010

 

 

22

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

23

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

24

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.

Deferred to GPC in February 2010.

Draft policy circulated for Councillor comment at March 2010 GPC.

 

 

25

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.

With Council?s decision on the new 2010-2012 Environmental Levy this matter will not be pursued except if external funding opportunities arise.

Further report to come to Council.

 

 

26

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

27

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.

 

Minister has now responded advising that the Scotts Head Caravan Park, being located on part of Reserve 65963 for Public Recreation and Resting place, complies with the criteria outlined in Section 556 of the Local Government Act 1993 and qualifies for exemption from the general rate.

 

A copy of the Minister?s letter has been circulated to Councillors.

 

Notwithstanding the Minister?s response, legal advice is to be sought.

 

28

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.

 

Report to come to GPC in March 2010.

 

 

29

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.

 

Letter from the Minister circulated to Councillors.

 

30

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.

 

Value Management workshop on dam to be held 10 February 20010 workshop on IWCM to be held in March 2010.

 

31

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.

Transfield on behalf of RIC advise that load limits remain current. Low priority for replacement.

 

32

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.

 

 

33

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.

Reminder letter sent 14 January 2010

 

Whether the Land and Property management Authority(Scotts Head Reserve Trust) Would consider a new tenure over the existing area would depend on the nature and content of the lease Council was prepared to offer.? Issues to be considered would include the length of term allowed, the annual lease fee to be charged. And the amount of site works and improvements that are required in the leased area to meet LG standards and requirements.

 

The existing plan of management for the Adin Street (Council) Reserve expires in 2013.? in order to be able to issue a lease beyond this period Council would need to produce a new Plan of management that allows for the lease and use as part of the Caravan park.? A further complication is the impending date (June 2010) for the implementation of the second stage of the necessary fire protection requirements.

 

To allow the Trust to accurately consider the matter, Council would need to provide a proposal concerning a new lease that included the relevant details (term, conditions and annual rental).? The lease agreement would need to be developed bearing in mind the costs required to upgrade the holiday van area to specified standards.? Any new lease term would need to be long enough to amortise the value of such works.

 

To be reported to March GPC.

 

 

34

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.

Enlargement of the day use area was part of the suite of changes proposed in the Master Plan.? Expansion of the area was contingent upon relocation of the entrance and other changes proposed.? If the existing layout is essentially retained then there is little scope for change to the day use area.

 

 

35

SF624

19/11/09

Invite NRCMA to GPC re MOU/blueprint.

 

GM

Invitation issued 24/11/09

 

Follow up letter on 8 February 2010

 

36

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.

 

Section 94 Planner to provide update at March 2010 GPC

 

37

PRF53

19/11/09

River Street Foreshore landscaping and development plan

 

DES

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

 

38

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39

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.

 

Report not likely to make February 2010 GPC now targeting March 2010 GPC.

 

40

SF968

17/12/09

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

 

GM

Letter sent

 

41

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

 

42

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

Invitations issued for meeting on Friday 12 February 2010.

 

43

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

 

Follow up letter sent to Andrew Stoner 10 February 2010

 

JANUARY 2010

44

SF1471

21/01/10

Flying Foxes ? Plan of Action;

Contact NPWS re its policy;

Contact CHCC re its management plan;

Write to Scientific Committee;

 

DEP

Letters sent 9 Feb 2010.? Report to come to Council following responses and review of previous work undertaken.? Targeting March 2010 GPC.

 

45

SF408

21/01/10

Compulsory Acquisition of Lane ? letter to adjoining owner seeking comments

 

GM

Property officer advising adjoining owner.

 

 

46

SF674

21/01/10

Biomass ? Application to DECCW;

Advise CHCC/Biomass Solution/CHDECCW

 

GM

Application submitted to DECCW for vegetation capping layer to cell 1 submitted on 22/1/2010.? CHCC and Biomass advised.

 

47

LF2445

21/01/10

Service of Emergency Orders ? 11 Ridge Street ? Council write to ASIC and request matter be expedited

 

DEP

Worksite perimeter fencing checked and made good.? Letter to ASIC sent 28/01/2010.

 

48

PRF

21/01/10

EJ Biffin Playing Fields ? Review of Management Plan ? seek comments from Councillors

 

DES

Comments received.? Report prepared for GPC 17 February 2010

 

49

SF84

21/01/10

RFS ? seek clarification on tanker, hazard reduction program, invite RFS to address Council

?

DES

 

Report revised for GPC 17 February.?

RFS unable to attend.

 

50

SF1460

21/01/10

Special Rate Variation; seek and advertise

 

GM

Advertisements and media release issued on 26/1/2010.

 

51

SF839

21/01/10

General Manager and Directors be reminded to report on potential revotes at quarterly reviews.

 

GM

On-going

 

52

SF839

21/01/10

General Manager uphold resolution of 18/12/2008 that as a matter of policy Council be forwarded draft Plans of Management by way of memo at least three weeks before a GPC meeting so those comments can be considered after collation and prior to the next GPC meeting.? This also applies to draft policies.

 

GM

On-going

 

FEBRUARY 2010

53

SF544

04/02/10

Draft Local Development Contributions Guidelines ? prepare submission

 

Invite Bruce Potts to GPC

 

GM

Submission being prepared.

 

Section 94 Officer addressing March 2010 GPC

 

54

SF841

04/02/10

Pacific Hwy Upgrade ? Letter to Dept of Planning seeking extension of lodgement of submission

 

GM

Letter sent

 

55

SF601

04/02/10

Traffic Management Wallace Street ? plan to be submitted to RTA for assessment & funding.

 

DES

Proposal submitted to RTA

 

56

SF587

04/02/10

Shannon Creek inspection ? letter thanking Clarence Valley Council.

 

DES

Letter drafted 9 February 2010

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

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Ordinary Council Meeting

18 February 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.2????? SF1389??????????? 180210???????? Grant Application Status Report - 31 January 2010

 

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 January 2010 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 GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED

$1,203,187

 

 

Department of Planning ? Local Infrastructure Fund

 

$12,750,000

Interest free loan over 10 years for Nambucca Sewerage Treatment Plant upgrade.

OTHER FUNDING RECEIVED

$12,750,000

 

 

 

 


SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS

 

Grant Program

Action

Grant Details and Status

1

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

2

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: Unsuccessful

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.


 

3

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.

4

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.

 

 


 

5

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

6

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


 

7

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

 

Successful: $12,750,000

 

 

 

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.

 

8

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

 

 

9

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.

 


 

10

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


 

11

Housing Affordability Fund ? FaHCSIA

 

Funding basis: Unlimited

Opens: Application submitted

Closing: 8 January 2010

Outcome: TBA

 

Grant: $2,500,000

Council contribution: $In-kind

 

MBD/

GO

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.

12

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

 

 

GO

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

13

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

 

 

 

 

GO

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


 

14

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

Outcome: TBA

 

Grant 1: $TBA

Council contribution: $0.00

 

Grant 2: $TBA

Council contribution: $0.00

 

 

GO

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)

1) Application submitted for lighting at Hennessey Tape Oval

2) Application submitted for cricket pitch and practice wickets at Buz Brazel Park

 

 

 

 


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

 

Grant Program

Status

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

 

Natural Disaster Resilience Grants Scheme (NDRGS)

Funding basis: 1:1:1

Opens: Open Now

Closing: TBA

 

Natural disasters such as floods, storms and bushfires occur regularly in NSW. They cause hundreds of millions of dollars of damage each year to homes, businesses and the state's infrastructure, along with serious disruption to communities. Scientific research indicates that more extreme weather events, and large-scale single events with more severe cyclones, storms and floods, are expected in the future.

In 2009/10 the NSW Government in partnership with the Commonwealth Government under the Natural Disaster Resilience Program is offering the Natural Disaster Resilience Grants Scheme (NDRGS). The NDRGS replaces the Natural Disaster Mitigation Programme and makes grants available to local governments and agencies to undertake a wide range of natural disaster risk assessments and risk reduction works; which contribute to safer, sustainable communities which are more resilient to the effects of natural disasters.

Organisations eligible to apply for funding under the NDRGS are:

local agencies responsible for disaster management and disaster mitigation works (eg. local governments, indigenous community councils, unincorporated remote communities)

State government agencies, where that agency is the relevant responsible agency (eg. fire services, state emergency service)

A wide range of natural disaster risk reduction works; which contribute to safer, sustainable communities which are more resilient to the effects of natural disasters, qualify for funding under the NDRGS. They may include:

  Natural disaster risk management studies,

  Disaster mitigation strategies

  Investment in disaster resilient public infrastructure

  Structural works to protect against damage (eg. disaster proofing of existing buildings at risk, levees, retarding basins and channel improvements, permanent fire breaks, other engineered works that offer protection from natural disasters)

  Disaster warning systems

  Community awareness and readiness measures

  Audits of levees and warning systems

  Research to improve knowledge of natural disaster risk and mitigation

  Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based hazard and flood data for disaster mitigation purposes

  Land and building purchase schemes in high-risk areas

 

 

 

 

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?


Ordinary Council Meeting

18 February 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.3??????? SF394????????????? 180210???????? Report on Investments to 31 January 2010

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:??????? Faye Hawthorne, Accountant ????????

 

SUMMARY:

 

Return on investments to 31 January 2010 is $1,229,340.74.

During January, Term Deposit interest rates varied from 4.80% for 30 days and up to 6.84% for 12 months with around 7.00% for 3 yrs to 5 years. Rates are still more attractive in the longer term.

 

The Managed Funds this month showed some positive returns with Macquarie Income Plus returning $43,555 and Aberdeen $29,282, with TCorp having an adverse return of $23,341.

 

In Council?s Investment advisors monthly report, CPG Advisory states:

 

?With the economic recovery in the developed world still questionable and economies burdened by weak fiscal positions, we recommend an underweight position to managers that simply mimic benchmark weight to US and European equities.

 

With easy money returns coming to an end, and markets paying closer attention to underlying fundamentals, outperformance in the New Year will require good quality managers with strong stock picking skills.?

 

This report details all the investments placed during January and Council funds invested as at 31 January 2010.

 

The following investment report has been drawn up in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 (as amended), the Regulations and Council Policy 1.9 ? Investment of Surplus Funds

 

 

C P Doolan

Responsible Accounting Officer

 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the Accountants? Report on Investments placed to 31 January 2010 be noted.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

This report is for information only.

 

 


DISCUSSION:

 

This report details all the investments placed during January 2010 and Council funds invested as at 31 January 2010.

 

1? Investments Placed 1 to 31 January 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

?Amount

Period (Days)

Quotes

%

Accepted

 

14.01.10

?$?? 1,126,048.08

154

 

 

IMB

5.83%

Bankwest

5.65%

NAB

5.06%

IMB

5.83%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

?Amount

Period (Days)

Quotes

%

Accepted

 

19.01.10

?$????? 540,784.17

79

 

 

Bankwest

5.40%

Bankwest

5.40%

St George

5.45%

NAB

4.80%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

?Amount

Period (Days)

Quotes

%

Accepted

 

21.01.10

?$?? 1,035,602.93

182

NAB

6.25%

NAB

6.25%

Macq

6.00%

Bankwest

5.70%

CBA

5.95%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

?Amount

Period (Days)

Quotes

%

Accepted

 

28.01.10

?$?? 1,037,660.82

181

NAB

6.00%

NAB

6.00%

CBA

4.64%

ANZ

4.79%

 

 

 

 

2? Investments Matured & Interest & Returns 1 to 31 January 2010

Term Deposits/Bank Bills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Institution

?Amount

Period (Days)

Rate

?Interest

IMB

?$1,105,295.77

154

4.45%

?$20,752.31

Bankwest

?$533,262.97

117

4.40%

?$7,521.20

NAB

?$1,013,369.87

182

4.40%

?$22,233.06

NAB

?$1,021,540.07

128

4.50%

?$16,120.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LGFS

?$518,770.83

31

4.67%

?$2,044.78

 

 

 

 

 


 


Managed Funds

Institution

Amount

Period (Days)

Performance for Month

Returns This Month

Annualised Performance FYTD

Returns FYTD

ANZ

?$492,903.22

31

0.38%

?$1,854.70

3.07%

?$11,685.48

Aberdeen

?$3,061,925.36

31

0.95%

?$29,282.06

70.08%

?$251,008.13

Macquarie Income Plus

?$3,957,821.82

31

1.11%

?$43,555.11

123.59%

?$303,262.29

Blackrock

?$666,942.86

31

1.04%

?$6,843.95

16.01%

?$38,834.95

 

Long Term Funds

Institution

Amount

Period (Days)

Performance for Month

Monthly change in net asset value

Change in net asset value LTD

Coupons Paid to Date

Annualised Performance FYTD

NSW Treasury Corp

?$894,295.46

31

-2.54%

-$23,341.33

-$155,184.99

N/A

90.44%

Longreach 2-07*

?$944,250.00

31

0.19%

?$1,800.00

-$57,850.00

?$55,258.90

-4.97%

Longreach 26*

?$392,900.00

31

1.46%

?$5,650.00

-$102,850.00

?$17,500.00

41.31%

Averon II*

?$376,850.00

31

2.88%

?$10,550.00

-$123,150.00

?$28,396.10

997.95%

 

3? Investments held at 31 January 2010

Institution

?Amount

Period (Days)

Maturity Date

?Interest Due at maturity

Interest

BCCU

$656,371.55

273

27/05/10

?$23,564.64

4.80%

Bankwest

$540,784.17

79

08/04/10

?$6,320.51

5.40%

Macquarie

$846,915.60

168

03/06/10

?$23,388.79

6.00%

IMB

$1,126,048.08

154

17/06/10

?$27,698.31

5.83%

Bankwest

$1,058,181.75

364

29/07/10

?$47,487.72

4.50%

Bankwest

$551,568.47

154

18/03/10

?$12,217.62

5.25%

Bank of Queensland

$1,014,301.37

364

11/11/10

?$60,691.35

6.00%

Macquarie Bank**

$2,260,841.07

174

12/04/10

?$50,655.23

4.70%

Adelaide Bank

$531,882.43

182

04/03/10

?$11,536.75

4.35%

Newcastle Permanent

$1,103,884.21

371

26/08/10

?$57,784.56

5.15%

NAB

$1,016,739.32

160

04/02/10

?$20,056.23

4.50%

NAB

$1,020,436.61

163

11/03/10

?$20,962.28

4.60%

NAB

$1,032,002.44

128

22/04/10

?$19,651.59

5.43%

NAB

$1,037,660.82

181

28/07/10

?$30,873.96

6.00%

NAB

$1,035,602.93

182

22/07/10

?$32,273.93

6.25%

NAB

$1,030,529.75

365

10/12/10

?$70,488.23

6.84%

Suncorp

$800,000.00

369

06/07/10

?$38,012.05

4.70%

Westpac

$800,000.00

365

02/12/10

?$54,400.00

6.80%

LFGS - CRI

$518,770.83

30

28/02/10

?$1,991.23

4.67%

Aberdeen Cash Plus

$3,061,925.36

30

28/02/10

?$4,882.30

1.94%

Blackrock Diversified Credit Fund

$666,942.86

30

28/02/10

?$1,556.81

2.84%

Macquarie Income Plus Fund No.1

$3,957,821.82

30

28/02/10

?$9,238.53

2.84%

ANZ High Yield Cash

$492,903.22

30

28/02/10

?$765.69

1.89%

NSW Treasury Corp Long Term Growth

$894,295.46

30

28/02/10

?$2,234.51

3.04%

Longreach 2-2007

$944,250.00

30

28/02/10

?$776.10

1.00%

Longreach Series 26

$392,900.00

30

28/02/10

?$?? -??

0.00%

Averon II

$376,850.00

30

28/02/10

?$?? -??

0.00%

TOTAL

?$28,770,410.12

 

 

?$629,508.92

 

4? Interest Earned on Investments: January

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

Interest earned to date

 

 

 

?$1,007,068.10

Plus

Interest due to 31/01/10

 

 

 

?$222,272.64

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued? to 31/01/10

 

 

 

?$1,229,340.74

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plus

Year to date unrealised changes in Net Asset Value of Capital Protected Securities

-$18,000.00

* Investment Returns to 31/01/10

 

 

 

?$1,211,340.74

Amount of interest expected from all funds and reserves as per Budget

$1,801,200.00

* To ensure consistency, returns take into account unrealised gains in Capital Protected Investments for January of $18,000

? Unrealised losses were added back in previous investment reports.

 

 

5? Performance Report

 

TERM DEPOSITS

Institution

Invested

Days

Date of

Interest

Amount of

Total interest &

 

Amount

Invested

Maturity

Rate

interest

investment

BCCU

$656,371.55

273

27/05/10

4.80%

$23,564.64

$679,936.19

Bankwest

$540,784.17

79

08/04/10

5.40%

$6,320.51

$547,104.68

Macquarie Bank

$846,915.60

168

03/06/10

6.00%

$23,388.79

$870,304.39

IMB

$1,126,048.08

154

17/06/10

5.83%

$27,698.31

$1,153,746.39

Bankwest

$1,058,181.75

364

29/07/10

4.50%

$47,487.72

$1,105,669.47

Bankwest

$551,568.47

154

18/03/10

5.25%

$12,217.62

$563,786.09

Bank of Queensland

$1,014,301.37

364

11/11/10

6.00%

$60,691.35

$1,074,992.72

Macquarie Bank

$2,260,841.07

174

12/04/10

4.70%

$50,655.23

$2,311,496.30

Adelaide Bank

$531,882.43

182

04/03/10

4.35%

$11,536.75

$543,419.18

Newcastle Permanent

$1,103,884.21

371

26/08/09

5.15%

$57,784.56

$1,161,668.77

NAB

$1,016,739.32

160

04/02/10

4.50%

$20,056.23

$1,036,795.55

NAB

$1,020,436.61

163

11/03/10

4.60%

$20,962.28

$1,041,398.89

NAB

$1,032,002.44

128

22/04/10

5.43%

$19,651.59

$1,051,654.03

NAB

$1,037,660.82

181

28/07/10

6.00%

$30,873.96

$1,068,534.78

NAB

$1,035,602.93

182

22/07/10

6.25%

$32,273.93

$1,067,876.86

NAB

$1,030,529.75

365

10/12/10

6.84%

$70,488.23

$1,101,017.98

Suncorp

$800,000.00

369

06/07/10

4.70%

$38,012.05

$838,012.05

Westpac

$800,000.00

365

02/12/10

6.80%

$54,400.00

$854,400.00

LGFS - CRI

$518,770.83

31

28/02/10

4.67%

$2,057.60

$520,828.43

Total Term Deposits

$17,982,521.40

 

 

 

$610,121.35

$18,592,642.75

 


 

MANAGED FUNDS- Medium term

Aberdeen Cash Plus

 

 

 

 

Anticipated return per month 1.94%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Institution

 

 

Additional

Performance

Redemptions/

Current Market

 

Date

Investment

Deposits

 

Pay Outs

Value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bal Bgt Forward

30/06/2009

$3,185,917.23

 

 

 

$3,185,917.23

Returns

31/07/2009

 

 

$46,238.71

 

$3,232,155.94

Returns

31/08/2009

 

 

$68,991.16

 

$3,301,147.10

Returns

30/09/2009

 

 

$38,497.55

 

$3,339,644.65

Returns

31/10/2009

 

 

$28,378.76

 

$3,368,023.41

Pay Out

9/11/2009

 

 

 

-$125,000.00

$3,243,023.41

Returns

30/11/2009

 

 

$16,804.98

 

$3,259,828.39

Pay Out

9/12/2009

 

 

 

-$125,000.00

$3,134,828.39

Returns

31/12/2009

 

 

 

$22,814.91

$3,157,643.30

Pay Out

15/01/2010

 

 

 

-$125,000.00

$3,032,643.30

Returns

31/01/2010

 

 

 

$29,282.06

$3,061,925.36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$3,185,917.23

$0.00

$198,911.16

-$322,903.03

$3,061,925.36

 

Blackrock Diversified Credit

Anticipated return per month 2.84%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Institution

 

 

Additional

Performance

Redemptions/

Current Market

 

Date

Investment

Deposits

 

Pay Outs

Value

Bal Bgt Forward

30/06/2009

$1,492,323.15

 

 

 

$1,492,323.15

Returns

31/07/2009

 

 

$2,053.18

 

$1,494,376.33

Redemption - Wind up

6/08/2009

 

 

 

-$341,666.49

$1,152,709.84

Returns

31/08/2009

 

 

$12,472.53

 

$1,165,182.37

Redemption - Wind up

24/09/2009

 

 

 

-$321,568.46

$843,613.91

Returns

30/09/2009

 

 

-$2,834.74

 

$840,779.17

Returns

31/10/2009

 

 

$6,843.95

 

$847,623.12

Returns

30/11/2009

 

 

$6,159.56

 

$853,782.68

Redemption - Wind up

10/12/2009

 

 

 

-$200,980.29

$652,802.39

Returns

31/12/2009

 

 

 

$7,296.52

$660,098.91

Returns

31/01/2010

 

 

 

$6,843.95

$666,942.86

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1,492,323.15

$0.00

$24,694.48

-$850,074.77

$666,942.86


 

Macquarie Income Plus

Anticipated return per month 2.84%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Institution

 

 

Additional

Performance

Redemptions/

Current Market

 

Date

Investment

Deposits

 

Pay Outs

Value

Bal Bgt Forward

30/06/2009

$3,654,559.53

 

 

 

$3,654,559.53

Returns

31/07/2009

 

 

$65,461.78

 

$3,720,021.31

Returns

31/08/2009

 

 

$54,551.48

 

$3,774,572.79

Returns

30/09/2009

 

 

$50,036.21

 

$3,824,609.00

Returns

31/10/2009

 

 

$32,638.55

 

$3,857,247.55

Returns

30/11/2009

 

 

$24,380.60

 

$3,881,628.15

Returns

31/12/2009

 

 

$32,638.56

 

$3,914,266.71

Returns

31/01/2010

 

 

$43,555.11

 

$3,957,821.82

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$3,654,559.53

$0.00

$303,262.29

$0.00

$3,957,821.82

 

 

 

ANZ High Yield On call account

Anticipated return per month 1.89%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Institution

 

 

Additional

Performance

Redemptions/

Current Market

 

Date

Investment

Deposits

 

Pay Outs

Value

Bal Bgt Forward

30/06/2009

$667,002.50

 

 

 

$667,002.50

Redemption

23/07/2009

 

 

 

-$300,000.00

$367,002.50

Returns

31/07/2009

 

 

$487.72

 

$367,490.22

Investment from Blackrock

6/08/2009

 

$341,666.49

 

 

$709,156.71

Returns

31/08/2009

 

 

$182.83

 

$709,339.54

Investment

3/09/2009

 

$1,000,000.00

 

 

$1,709,339.54

Investment from Blackrock

24/09/2009

 

$321,568.46

 

 

$2,030,908.00

Returns

30/09/2009

 

 

$267.62

 

$2,031,175.62

Redemption

20/10/2009

 

 

 

-$500,000.00

$1,531,175.62

Redemption

29/10/2009

 

 

 

-$300,000.00

$1,231,175.62

Returns

31/10/2009

 

 

$2,947.31

 

$1,234,122.93

Returns

30/11/2009

 

 

$3,633.18

 

$1,237,756.11

Investment from Blackrock

10/12/2009

 

$200,980.29

 

 

$1,438,736.40

Redemption

17/12/2009

 

 

 

-$600,000.00

$838,736.40

Redemption

22/12/2009

 

 

 

-$350,000.00

$488,736.40

Returns

31/12/2009

 

 

 

$2,312.12

$491,048.52

Returns

31/01/2010

 

 

 

$1,854.70

$492,903.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$667,002.50

$1,864,215.24

$7,518.66

-$2,045,833.18

$492,903.22

 

 


 

MANAGED FUNDS- Long Term Funds

 

NSW Treasury Corp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anticipated return per month 3.04%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Institution

 

 

Additional

Performance

Redemptions/

Current Market

 

 

Date

Investment

Deposits

 

Pay Outs

Value

 

Bal Bgt Forward

30/06/2009

$835,641.48

 

 

 

$835,641.48

 

Returns

31/07/2009

 

 

-$2,120.94

 

$833,520.54

 

Returns

31/08/2009

 

 

$46,518.67

 

$880,039.21

 

Returns

30/09/2009

 

 

$22,302.72

 

$902,341.93

 

Returns

31/10/2009

 

 

-$27,616.02

 

$874,725.91

 

Returns

30/11/2009

 

 

$9,675.45

 

$884,401.36

 

Returns

31/12/2009

 

 

$33,235.43

 

$917,636.79

 

Returns

31/01/2010

 

 

-$23,341.33

 

$894,295.46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$835,641.48

$0.00

$58,653.98

$0.00

$894,295.46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Longreach 2-2007 - (Capital Protected)

 

 

Anticipated return per month 1.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Institution

 

 

Additional

Performance

Redemptions/

Current Market

 

 

Date

Investment

Deposits

 

Pay Outs

Value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bal Bgt Forward

30/06/2009

$948,180.00

 

 

 

$948,180.00

 

Returns

31/07/2009

 

 

-$16,730.00

 

$931,450.00

 

Returns

31/08/2009

 

 

$5,660.00

 

$937,110.00

 

Returns

30/09/2009

 

 

$4,460.00

 

$941,570.00

 

Returns

31/10/2009

 

 

$3,900.00

 

$945,470.00

 

Returns

30/11/2009

 

 

$5,170.00

 

$950,640.00

 

Returns

31/12/2009

 

 

-$8,190.00

 

$942,450.00

 

Returns

31/01/2010

 

 

$1,800.00

 

$944,250.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$948,180.00

$0.00

-$3,930.00

$0.00

$944,250.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Longreach Series 26 (Capital Protected)

 

 

 

Anticipated return per month 0.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Institution

 

 

Additional

Performance

Redemptions/

Current Market

 

Date

Investment

Deposits

 

Pay Outs

Value

Bal Bgt Forward

30/06/2009

$381,650.00

 

 

 

$381,650.00

Returns

31/07/2009

 

 

-$550.00

 

$381,100.00

Returns

31/08/2009

 

 

-$500.00

 

$380,600.00

Returns

30/09/2009

 

 

$3,400.00

 

$384,000.00

Returns

31/10/2009

 

 

-$2,650.00

 

$381,350.00

Returns

30/11/2009

 

 

$0.00

 

$381,350.00

Returns

31/12/2009

 

 

$5,900.00

 

$387,250.00

Returns

31/01/2010

 

 

$5,650.00

 

$392,900.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$381,650.00

$0.00

$11,250.00

$0.00

$392,900.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Averon II (Capital Protected)

Anticipated return per month 0.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Institution

 

 

Additional

Performance

Redemptions/

Current Market

 

Date

Investment

Deposits

 

Pay Outs

Value

Bal Bgt Forward

30/06/2009

$302,650.00

 

 

 

$302,650.00

Returns

31/07/2009

 

 

$7,450.00

 

$310,100.00

Returns

31/08/2009

 

 

$0.00

 

$310,100.00

Returns

30/09/2009

 

 

$14,300.00

 

$324,400.00

Returns

31/10/2009

 

 

$41,900.00

 

$366,300.00

Returns

30/11/2009

 

 

$0.00

 

$366,300.00

Returns

31/12/2009

 

 

$0.00

 

$366,300.00

Returns

31/01/2010

 

 

$10,550.00

 

$376,850.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$302,650.00

$0.00

$74,200.00

$0.00

$376,850.00

Total Managed Funds-Performance since July, 2009

$1,864,215.24

$674,560.57

-$3,218,810.98

$10,787,888.72

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total investments for the month

$28,770,410.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total investments on maturity

$29,380,531.47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSULTATION:

Grove Research and Advisory.

 

Aberdeen Cash Plus Fund Termination

 

Council received advice on 8 January that Aberdeen Asset Management decided to commence winding the Aberdeen Cash Plus Fund. Council has $3,061,925.36 in this fund as at 31 January 2010.

 

Council?s financial advisor has advised that preliminary discussions with the? fund manager suggests that the Fund will distribute approximately 50% of its assets in early February 2010 (at little or no discount), with another 30% aimed to be distributed by the end of April 2010 and the remaining 20% by the end of June 2010.

 

CPG advisory, Council?s Investment Advisor gave Council this advice on 15 January for the investment of these funds:

 

?With interest rates expected to rise in the short-term, we have a bias toward 90 day term deposits. However, we would recommend investing into a 6 month or 12 month term deposit if the margin above the prevailing bank bill swap rate (BBSW) is large enough to compensate the risk (interest rate risk) for investing for a longer period of time. For example, we highly recommended investors to invest into the 1 year term deposit @ 6.80% offered by the major domestic banks (St George and Westpac), which was 2.00% over the 1 year BBSW.

 

Furthermore, Council can take advantage of the Federal Government?s Guarantee on Deposits for investment up to $1m, per financial institution.? Based on the rates below, we would recommend Council invest $1m with Defence Force Credit Union for 90 days @ 6.10%. For the other $2m, we would be recommending $1m with Members Equity for 90 days @ 5.60% and $1m with Suncorp for 180 days @ 6.50%. We believe the Suncorp rate of 6.50% for 180 days is very attractive ? 190bps above the 6m BBSW.? Note that for deposits that qualify for the Federal Government?s Guarantee on Deposits, they essentially take on the sovereign credit rating of the Federal Government, being ?AAA?.

 

Otherwise, if Council finds it a burden administratively to open up separate accounts with different institutions, we would be recommending the $3m be placed with BankWest (AA) for 90 days @ 5.50%?.

 

Or Council could invest in a fixed or floating rate note which are only offered from time to time.?

 

These are the rates applicable as at 15 January only.? The rates change on a daily basis and will depend on the amount received, and when it is received.? As with all investments of Council ?s funds, Council will be relying on the advice from CPG advisory, and ensuring that Council is in compliance with the Ministers Order.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

Environment

 

There are no environmental implications.

 

Social

 

There are no social implications.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic implications.

 


Risk

 

That Council may not meet its budget returns for 2009/10 based on current performance.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

A review of budgeted interest returns for 2009/10 will be included with the December Budget Review and Grove will provide Council with the updated interest rates.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Interest on investments were assessed with the December 2009 Budget Review.? Variances have been distributed between the Water, Sewerage and General Funds.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

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Ordinary Council Meeting

18 February 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.4????? SF922????????????? 180210???????? Proposal for War Memorial at Scotts Head

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Michael Coulter, General Manager ????????

 

Summary:

 

Council has received a proposal for a War Memorial at Scotts Head from Mr Alan Lane.

 

The general location proposed for the War Memorial and its configuration of commemorative plaques on an extended viewing platform is supported.? Given that it?s a prominent location for viewing the coastline, permanent full height flag poles should be avoided.

 

As it is Crown Land which is the subject of the Scotts Head Reserve Master Plan it is recommended that Council express in principle support to the proposal in its final submission to the Department of Lands.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council express ?in principle? support to the proposal for a War Memorial at Scotts Head generally in accordance with the submission lodged by Mr Allan Lane but avoiding full height permanent flag poles, and this be part of Council?s submission on the draft Scotts Head Master Plan.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council can support the proposal, not support the proposal or suggest an alternative location or configuration for the War Memorial.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Council has received a proposal for a War Memorial at Scotts Head from Mr Alan Lane.? A copy of the proposal is a circularised document.

 

The proposal seeks Council?s support for the construction of a memorial on the eastern side of Ocean Street overlooking Little Beach.? The proposal involves extending the existing landing and the erection of memorial plaques dedicated to those who have served their country and community.

 

It is proposed that the War Memorial be developed in three stages.? Stage 1 would be the provision of commemorative plaques attached to the existing rails on the platform.? There would be three flags on temporary fixtures for poles.? Stage 2 would result in the platform being extended to become a viewing platform and the plaques repositioned.? It is also proposed that a more appropriate concrete disabled access be constructed.? Stage 3 would involve the provision of commemorative poles for various community service organisations located below the viewing platform.

 

The proposed location is within the Scotts Head Reserve and the area covered by the Scotts Head Reserve Master Plan which is yet to be finally considered by Council.

 

The general location proposed for the War Memorial and its configuration of commemorative plaques on an extended viewing platform is supported.? Given that it?s a prominent location for viewing the coastline, permanent full height flag poles should be avoided.

 

As it is Crown Land which is the subject of the Scotts Head Reserve Master Plan it is recommended that Council express in principle support to the proposal in its final submission to the Department of Lands.

 


CONSULTATION:

 

Mr Lane indicates there is widespread community support for the construction of a memorial and that the NSW Lands Department has approved the use of the proposed site for the purposes of establishing a memorial.? However Council staff have not undertaken any community consultation.

 

The proposal was raised during the preparation of the Scotts Head Reserve Master Plan and it is appropriate that it be incorporated within the final adopted Master Plan.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no significant implications for the environment.

 

Social

 

It is agreed that the proposed War Memorial would serve as a focal point to commemorate and reflect upon the sacrifices made by our armed forces.? The expanded viewing platform will also be popular with residents and tourists alike and the proposed memorial plaques will add to the experience.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

There are no risk implications.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

At this stage, the funding of the proposed memorial has not been determined.? It is a relatively simple, multi-purpose design.? Funding may be available through a grant or the Lands Department.? Council could also provide financial or in-kind assistance.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

At this stage there is no impact on working funds.

 

Attachments:

1View

?- 2009/2010 - Circularised Document

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 18 February 2010

Proposal for War Memorial at Scotts Head

 

 

 

 

 

Placeholder for Attachment 1

 

 

 

Proposal for War Memorial at Scotts Head

 

 

 

2009/2010 - Circularised Document

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting

18 February 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.5????? SF408????????????? 180210???????? Compulsory Acquisition of Laneway by the Department of Education and Training

 

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

 

Summary:

 

Council at its meeting 21 January 2010 resolved to defer consideration of a report on the compulsory acquisition of the Council controlled laneway intersecting the Nambucca Head Public School until such time as adjoining and adjacent owners had been contacted and their comments sought.

 

The Motion, Amendment and Resolution were as follows:

 

????????? Motion:???? (Moran/Flack)

 

????????? 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.

 

????????? Amendment:?????? (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

????????? That all adjoining owners be notified of sale of the lane to the Department of Education and be asked for their comments before proceeding with recommendations 1 and 2.

 

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

 

????????? 1820/10 Resolved:?????? (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

????????? That all adjoining and adjacent owners be notified of the compulsory acquisition of the part of the lane by the Department of Education and be asked for their comments before proceeding with recommendations 1 and 2.

 

Only one property adjoins the laneway proposed for Compulsory Acquisition by virtue of the fact they share a corner boundary.? The owners were contacted both by mail and telephone and their comments are to hand.

 

The owners comments were as follows:

 

?Refer Steven Williams Property Officer.

 

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the above land acquisition.? As you have stated the acquisition will not and should not have any affect on our land in any way.? However, we do ask that any future development upon the said land does not have any detrimental (sic) impact on the present drainage system currently in place.?

 

The Planning Department advises that, where Council is the Consent Authority, ongoing drainage requirements to the surrounding land will be addressed when processing Development Application for future Development.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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.? In the absence of Agreement the matter is referred in the first instance to the Valuer General. Further objections to compensation are lodged in the Land & Environment Court.?

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

See summary and refer report dated 21 January 2010 attached.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

?????????????? Council Surveyor

?????????????? Director Planning

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environmental

 

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

249/2010 - Report - 21 January 2010 - Compulsory Aquisition of Laneway

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 18 February 2010

Compulsory Acquisition of Laneway by the Department of Education and Training

 

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.

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 18 February 2010

Compulsory Acquisition of Laneway 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

18 February 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.6????? SF968????????????? 180210???????? Proposed Naming of the Macksville Netball Courts, the "Marion Wood Netball Courts"

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Michael Coulter, General Manager ????????

 

Summary:

 

It is proposed that the new Willis Street netball courts be named the, ?Marion Wood Netball Courts?.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the Willis Street netball courts be named the, ?Marion Wood Netball Courts?.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

The naming of the Willis Street netball courts is entirely a matter for Council.? However it is recommended that Council?s decision be guided by the wishes of its Committee of Management which manages the Courts and which has made a substantial financial contribution towards their recent upgrading.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The Nambucca Valley Netball Association is planning the opening of the new netball courts in Willis Street and is seeking Council?s approval for their naming as the, ?Marion Wood Netball Courts?.

 

Marion Wood who is a retired resident of the Nambucca valley, was a teacher at the Macksville Primary School and started netball games at Macksville High School 40 years ago.? She ran the Saturday morning netball competition for many years, initiated the Nambucca Valley Netball Association and was their first life member.? Marion was also a representative coach for many years.

 

The Nambucca Valley Netball Association believes it would be fitting for the Courts to be named after Marion given her many years of voluntary work in establishing the game in the Nambucca Valley.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been consultation with members of the Nambucca Valley Netball Association.

 

 

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 risks.

 


FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

In any case Council will have to provide signage for the new netball courts.? It is an appropriate time to consider the naming of the courts before the signage is prepared.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is no impact on working funds.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting

18 February 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.7????? SF395????????????? 180210???????? Comet Windmills - Donation of Windmill in Lieu of Outstanding Loan Balance

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Michael Coulter, General Manager ????????

 

In 2004 Council provided a loan of $30,000 to Comet Windmills to assist in the establishment of their factory premises in Macksville.? Council resolved that the loan was to be repaid over a period of 5 years at the current rate of interest applicable to local government borrowings.? According to Council?s records the balance of the loan as at 22 June 2009 was $18,419.83.

 

Council has received a proposal from Comet Windmills to donate a windmill to be located in Dawkins Park in Macksville in exchange for the discharge of the balance of their loan from Council.

 

In the circumstances it is recommended that Council seek the repayment of the loan but incorporate the provision of a windmill into the planning of the upgraded borefield infrastructure.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council seek repayment of the outstanding loan balance of $18,419.83 but incorporate the provision of a windmill into the planning for the upgraded borefields infrastructure.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council can accept the proposal from Comet Windmills.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

In 2004 Council provided a loan of $30,000 to Comet Windmills to assist in the establishment of their factory premises in Macksville.? Council resolved that the loan was to be repaid over a period of 5 years at the current rate of interest applicable to local government borrowings.? According to Council?s records the balance of the loan as at 22 June 2009 was $18,419.83.

 

Council has received a proposal from Comet Windmills to donate a windmill to be located in Dawkins Park in Macksville in exchange for the discharge of the balance of their loan from Council.? A copy of the proposal by Comet Windmills is attached.

 

Advice from Council engineers is that the aeration which is required for the Dawkins Park lake will require an electric pump and the windmill, whilst being of assistance, could not replace the existing arrangement.? Council?s outdoor staff manually adjust the electric pump?s running time depending upon the season and the conditions.? On average the pump uses about 1,600 kilowatts of power per quarter but can get to a maximum of 2,400 kilowatts per quarter.? The 3 phase 5.5KW Onga pump has a maximum flow of 1,150 litres per minute for a total head of 25 metres.? On average it runs for about 12 hours per day.

 

The pump runs longer in warmer months to try and improve oxygen levels and minimise the risk of fish kills although the latter still happens when the water gets too warm.

 

Consideration has also been given to the opportunity to utilise a windmill at the borefields at Bowraville.? A large windmill may obviate the use of an existing electric pump or proposed pump in an expanded borefield.? In relation to locating a windmill at the borefield, the major issues are flooding and the acquisition of an additional easement.? The logical time to incorporate a windmill would be as part of the work associated with the proposed off river water storage.? Following an inspection with Comet windmills the preferred proposal would be for the windmill to fill the collection tank at the headworks and not pump to the new storage.

 

In the circumstances it is recommended that Council seek the repayment of the loan but incorporate the provision of a windmill into the planning of the upgraded borefield infrastructure.


 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been consultation with Comet windmills and Council?s Finance Officer.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no significant implications for the environment.? The use of wind power has obvious environmental benefits.

 

Social

 

There are no social implications.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

There are no particular risks at this stage.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

The provision of the proposed windmill would be in exchange for settlement of the sundry debtor balance of $18,419.83.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

If the proposal is accepted there will be a reduction in working funds.

 

Attachments:

1View

3001/2010 - Letter from Comet Windmills

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 18 February 2010

Comet Windmills - Donation of Windmill in Lieu of Outstanding Loan Balance

 



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Ordinary Council Meeting

18 February 2010

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 10.1??? SF1261??????????? 180210???????? 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

Draft Consent prepared

Awaiting approval of Masterplan from DoP. If Masterplan not approved application will be withdrawn
8/2/10 letter sent to applicant requesting update on application for waiver of Masterplan and requesting withdrawal of DA if no progress forthcoming.

 


 

DA NO

DATE OF RECEIPT

PROPOSAL

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED/
STAFF COMMENTS

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
Awaiting further information from application in relation to extending the sewer to the property (preferred option)

2010/087

12/01/10

Addition to Deck

Lot 6, Section D, DP 17707, 25 Matthew Street, Scotts Head

? Obtrusive nature of structure and impact on privacy

? Impact on northern view ? request alternative design

To be considered when application assessed

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting

18 February 2010

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 10.2??? SF1261??????????? 180210???????? DAs and CDCs Received and Determined under Delegated Authority 26 January-8 February 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
26 JANUARY-8 FEBRUARY 2010

DA Number

Application Date

Development

Address

2010/619

27/01/2010

Illuminated advertising sign

Lot 1 DP 518414, 4-6 Princess Street Macksville

2010/095

28/01/2010

Rural-Residential Dwelling

Lot 1 DP 10698113, Gumma Road, Gumma

2010/096

02/02/2010

Rural Dwelling-House

Lot 703 DP 617701, 424 Congarinni Road South, Congarinni

2010/097

02/02/2010

Shed

Lot 1 DP 936144, 18 Conen Street, Bowraville

2010/098

01/02/2010

Glass Enclosure

Lot 1 DP 864618, 192 Talarm Road, Talarm

2010/099

04/02/2010

3 Lot Residential Subdivision

Lot 71 DP 1099538, 61-63 Seaforth Drive, Valla Beach

 

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS AND MODIFICATIONS DETERMINED UNDER DELEGATED AUTHORITY TO 26 JANUARY-8 FEBRUARY 2010

 

CONSENT/ DA

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

DEVELOPMENT DETERMINED

EST VALUE $

2007/055/01

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

Commencement of Use ? Women?s Gymnasium Modification

60,000

2010/078

Lot 196 DP 732485, 2 McDonald Drive, Nambucca Heads

Patio Cover

8,000

2010/090

Lot 6 DP 285990, 1/41 Old Coast Road, Nambucca Heads

Patio Cover

8,764

2010/083

Lot 3 DP 749153, 6040 Pacific Highway, Nambucca Heads

Rural Industry ? Oyster Processing

7,500

2010/619

Lot 1 DP 518414, 4-6 Princess Street, Macksville

Erection of an illuminated advertising sign

3,300

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting

18 February 2010

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 10.3??? SF1261??????????? 180210???????? DEP Applications and Statistical Reports July 2009-June 2010, 2002-2010 and Certificates Received 2004-2010

 

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 Occupational Certificate released for the years 2004 to 2010.

 

3????????? That Council note the statistical information for Applications and Certificates received by Council for 2004-2010.

 

4????????? That Council note the statistical breakdown of development applications thus far for the current year beginning 1 January 2010.

 

 

Development Application Statistics

 

The figures show a -6.96% decrease in the number of DA?s received to January 2010 with construction costs decreasing by 251.52% 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 January was 9 plus 3 modifications.

 

DA?S AND COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT

 

Construction Costs

No Applications Received

Applications Approved (DA & CD)

July 2008-Jan 2009

$35,608,862

123

119

July 2009-Jan 2010

$? 10,776,925

115

123

 

 

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 quar