NAMBUCCA

SHIRE COUNCIL

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

AGENDA ITEMS

04 March 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 - 04 March 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 - 18 February 2010

5??????? PUBLIC FORUM ? Motion to hear Delegations

 

Anderson Park,Valla Beach

i)??????? Michael Major on behalf of Valla Beach Urban Hall Committee

ii)?????? Graham Jones on behalf of Valla Beach Urban Hall Committee

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

8.4???? Request to Auspice "Promoting Social Inclusion through Sport" funding to employ Mr Ritchie Donovan as an Athletics Coach and Sports Facilitator

i)??????? Ralph Johnson on behalf of Scotts Head Junior Sports Club

 

9.3???? Report on the Minutes of the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee Meeting held on 12 February 2010

i)??????? Peter McNally on behalf of Nambucca Rivers Users Group

 

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

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

9??????? General Manager Report

8.1???? Outstanding Actions and Reports

8.2???? Grant Application Status Report - 28 February 2010

8.3???? Sale of Bowraville Pioneer Community Centre

8.4???? Request to Auspice "Promoting Social Inclusion through Sport" funding to employ Mr Ritchie Donovan as an Athletics Coach and Sports Facilitator - DELEGATION

10????? Director Environment and Planning Report

9.1???? Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined to 22 February 2010

9.2???? DA's and CDC's Received and Determined under Delegated Authority 9-22 February 2010

9.3???? Report on the Minutes of the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee Meeting held on 12 February 2010 - DELEGATION

9.4???? DA 2010/080 - Cancer Resource Centre

9.5???? Valla Urban Growth Area - Ecological Investigations

11????? Director Engineering Services Report

10.1?? Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee Meeting Minutes - 2 February 2010

10.2?? Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre Committee Minutes - 12 February 2010

10.3?? Nambucca Shire Vehicular Access to Beaches Committee Meeting Minutes - 12 February 2010

10.4?? Water and Swerage Strategic Business Plans and Development Servicing Plans

10.5?? Timber Bridge Partnership Program ????


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

4 March 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.1????? SF959????????????? 040310???????? 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

 

Plan lodged with Department of Lands.? Compulsory can start once plan is registered.? Will be awhile before in Council?s hot little hand.

2

Item 11.4

03/07/08

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

DES

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

 

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.

Nambucca River Master Plan endorsed.

 

Building heights in Wellington Drive to be considered when draft NLEP 2009 comes to Council at the March 2010 GPC.

 

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 3 March 2010


 

AUGUST 2009

 

18

QWN 262

20/08/09

Taylors Arm Road ? dangerous road sinkage

 

DES

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

 

Requires a design.? Likely to be a major capital expense.

19

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

15 April 2010

20

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

 

21

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

 

22

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

 

23

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.

 

24

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.

 

25

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

 

26

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.

 

Legal advice has been sought.

27

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

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.

30

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.

 

31

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.

 

32

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.

 

33

SF624

19/11/09

Invite NRCMA to GPC

re MOU/blueprint.

 

GM

Invitation issued 24/11/09

 

Follow up letter on 8 February 2010

34

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

35

PRF53

19/11/09

River Street Foreshore landscaping and development plan

 

DES

To be placed on public exhibition for 28 days at mid March 2010.

 


 

DECEMBER 2009

 

37

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 to March 2010 GPC

38

SF968

17/12/09

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

 

GM

Letter sent

39

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

41

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

 

42

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

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.

47

SF839

21/01/10

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

 

GM

On-going

48

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

49

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

53

SF1471

18/02/10

That Council write to the Minister for LG seeking permission not to have a Bi-Election for a casual vacancy

GM

Letter written 24 February 2010-02-23

54

SF1471

18/02/10

Council canvass option on reducing Councillor numbers in the next customer survey

GM

Provision for Customer Survey to be made in 2010/2011 budget

55

SF1471

18/02/10

Council investigate the number of sites remaining in the Macksville Cemetery (Catholic and others)

DEP

Report to GPC March 2010

56

SF741

18/02/10

That a further report be prepared on the operation of the Paveline Machine from July 2009 to June 2010

DES

Report in July 2010

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

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Ordinary Council Meeting

4 March 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.2????? SF1389??????????? 040310???????? Grant Application Status Report - 28 February 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 28 February 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 and 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: Yet to be advised

 

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 submitted:

 

 

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

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

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

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

3

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

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.

4

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.

Assisted with applications for:

1) Walk of Fame project

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

3) Missabotti Hall

5

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.

 

Funding application submitted on behalf of Bowraville Junior Rugby League


 

6

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: $45,000

Council contribution: $35,000

Sporting clubs: $10,000 (in-kind)

 

Grant 2: $9,000

Council contribution: $21,000

 

 

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

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

Natural Disaster Resilience Grants Scheme (NDRGS)

Funding basis: 1:1:1

Opens: Open Now

Closing: TBA

 

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.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

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Ordinary Council Meeting

4 March 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.3????? SF362????????????? 040310???????? Sale of Bowraville Pioneer Community Centre

 

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

 

Summary:

 

Following the conclusion of a tender period, Council decided at its meeting on 3 December 2010 to sell the Bowraville Pioneer Community Centre to the Bowraville Community Development Association (BCDA) Inc. for $5.? The BCDA have asked that Council provide them with a further 2 month period to make a decision on acquiring the property.? A further period until 16 April 2010 is agreed.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

In the event that the BCDA has not made a decision in relation to acquiring or not acquiring the Bowraville Pioneer Community Centre by Friday 16 April 2010 that Council withdraw its offer to sell the land and terminate the tender process on the basis that the sole tenderer is not in a position to proceed in a timely manner.? Further that Council then list the property for sale with a local real estate agent for a price not less than that identified in the previous valuation and provide 4 months notice to all tenants to vacate the building, with the exception of Aunt Emily?s.

 

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council tendered for the sale of the building and received one response.? At Council?s meeting on 3 December 2009 it was resolved to accept the tender from the Bowraville Community Development Association (BCDA) Inc. and sell the property for $5 with appropriate contractual disclosures in relation to the condition of the building.? Given the costs and delays in getting to this point Council now has limited options.? Either the building has to be sold or Council needs to immediately commit at least $125,000 to its upgrading.? Even then it will require a relatively high level of maintenance expenditure to maintain it in an acceptable condition.

 

Whilst Council could provide a further period for the BCDA to consider their provision, the extended period means they will have had in excess of 4 months plus the tender period itself in which to decide on the acquisition of the property.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

At Council?s meeting on 3 December 2009 it was resolved to accept the tender from the Bowraville Community Development Association Inc. and sell the property for $5.00 with appropriate contractual disclosures in relation to the condition of the building.

 

Council also resolved that in the event that the Bowraville Community Development Association Inc. (BCDA) declines to acquire the property, that Council list the property for sale with a local real estate agent for a price not less than that identified in the previous valuation and provide 4 months notice to all tenants to vacate the building, with the exception of Aunt Emily?s.

 

Since Council?s resolution there have been a number of discussions with representatives of the BCDA.

 

The BCDA has secured a grant of $50,000 and advise they have an in-kind commitment of $50,000 which they say will allow the bulk of the required repairs to be undertaken.

 

However they have also enquired as to the potential of a long term lease rather than purchase and more recently have advised that some issues within the BCDA mean they won?t be in a position to make a final decision on purchasing the property for another two months (from 12 February 2010).

 

The BCDA has been advised that a long term lease is not supported.? The lease would mean that Council would still be responsible for all of the upgrading works which are currently required as well as any future work.? Indeed Council would have a contractual liability for the maintenance and upgrading of the building so that it was ?fit for purpose?.? The view of Council staff is that the $50,000 grant is not adequate to cover this work for the current mix of uses in the building.

 

The BCDA has been advised they can have a further 2 month period to consider their position but further extensions are not possible due to the existing building upgrade issues and a request from Nambucca Valley Radio 2NVR for support from Council to relocate to the Tewinga Community Centre.

 

Nambucca Valley Radio 2NVR is now keen to relocate to Tewinga and have undertaken detailed planning work to enable this to occur during 2010.? A provision of $150,000 has been included in the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program ? Strategic Projects grant application which is currently being considered by the Australian Government.? However if grant funding is not forthcoming, Radio 2NVR have requested that Council consider providing some financial assistance or work in kind as part of Council?s budget process for 2010/2011.

 

Whilst Council?s resolution of 3 December 2009 made provision for the BCDA declining to acquire the property, it did not make provision for an extended or indefinite delay in their decision making to acquire or not acquire the property.

 

Accordingly and consistent with the resolution of 3 December 2010 it is recommended that in the event that the BCDA has not made a decision in relation to acquiring or not acquiring the Bowraville Pioneer Community Centre by Friday 16 April 2010, that Council list the property for sale with a local real estate agent for a price not less than that identified in the previous valuation and provide 4 months notice to all tenants to vacate the building, with the exception of Aunt Emily?s.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been consultation with the Bowraville Community Development Association.

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no implications for the environment.

 

Social

 

There are no new social issues.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic issues.

 

Risk

 

The risk in relation to building fire safety will remain until Council either sells the building or upgrades it to the standard necessary for the current mix of uses.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There are no budgetary implications with this report.

 

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

4 March 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.4????? SF1390??????????? 040310???????? Request to Auspice "Promoting Social Inclusion through Sport" funding to employ Mr Ritchie Donovan as an Athletics Coach and Sports Facilitator

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The Scotts Head Junior Sports Club in association with the Sports Field Committee of Management have been investigating ways of employing Mr Ritchie Donovan to extend the voluntary work he has been doing at Buz Brazel park for many years.

 

The Club has made progress to the extent that a seeding grant has been provided to enable Ritchie?s short term employment while the Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC) organises funding for a three year term.

 

The ICC has advised they are able to commit $50,000 to commence the project.? This will allow the project to commence on a full time basis and the ICC to develop a Shared Responsibility Agreement which will hopefully see this project funded over the next 3 years.? However the ICC requires an auspicing body and is agreeable to Council performing that role.

 

It is recommended that Council agree to auspice the funding.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council agree to auspice the ?Promoting Social Inclusion through Sport? funding provided by the Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC).

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council can accept or not accept the auspicing of the project.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The Scotts Head Junior Sports Club in association with the Sports Field Committee of Management have been investigating ways of employing Mr Ritchie Donovan to extend the voluntary work he has been doing at Buz Brazel park for many years.? The Club has made progress to the extent that a seeding grant has been provided to enable Ritchie?s short term employment while the Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC) organises funding for a three year term.

 

With Council?s approval to auspice this project Ritchie will be able to start work in early March.? His role will be to:

 

1????????? develop and promote the use of the Buz Brazel sporting field

2????????? prepare indigenous and non-indigenous athletes for competition at the local, state, national and international level

3????????? network with key people in the sporting industry, government, schools, business and the indigenous and non-indigenous communities in order to sustain the development of a range of sports into the future.

 

Ritchie has had particular involvement in the ?Jumpstart to London 2012 Program? and it is hoped that the funding will allow him to build on this to motivate youth, improve their health and well-being, and provide a level of discipline and structure to young lives that will generate broader social benefits.

 

The ICC has advised they are able to commit $50,000 to commence the project.? This will allow the project to commence on a full time basis and the ICC to develop a Shared Responsibility Agreement which will hopefully see this project funded over the next 3 years.? However the ICC requires an auspicing body and is agreeable to Council performing that role.

 

The ICC is willing to accept Ritchie?s employment as a contractor but would like provision made for superannuation and relevant insurance.? Council can insist on relevant insurances (PL/PI and personal accident) and can discuss superannuation arrangements.? Consideration will also need to be given to travel expenses which will be mainly local car trips.

 

The program will be undertaken at no direct cost to Council.? However there will be indirect costs in relation to staff time.? Regular meetings will be required with Mr Donovan to monitor the implementation of the program and the expenditure of the budget.

 

The grant monies represent a great opportunity to build on Ritchie?s significant contribution as a volunteer in developing indigenous and non-indigenous athletes in the Nambucca Valley.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been consultation with the Mayor who attended a meeting concerning the project.? Council?s Manager Business Development has also been assisting the Committee in developing the program.

 

There has been consultation with the Director Environment and Planning and the Manager Community and Cultural Services.

 

Whilst there is some concern with staff having the time to satisfactorily auspice such grant programs, the work and risk involved has been reduced by insisting on a contractor relationship.? Further it only involves the activities of a single person who already works closely with the Scotts Head Junior Sports Club.? The amount of time required to manage the program should be minimal.

 

At this stage the particular Council staff member who would manage the grant has not been determined.

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no implications for the environment.

 

Social

 

The importance of sport and physical recreation in improving the physical and mental health is well known.? For youth it also provides positive reinforcement of goal directed behaviour including the discipline, teamwork and leadership qualities required to achieve those goals.? Whilst youth do not have a universal aptitude for sport there are many opportunities in many different sports.? Athletics is a significant sport and the success of our indigenous athletes is particularly noteworthy.

 

Economic

 

There are no significant economic implications.

 

Risk

 

The risks with auspicing the program are considered minimal.

 


FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There is no direct impact on current and future budgets.? There is an indirect impact being the direction of staff time to undertake the management and auspicing of the grant funds.

 

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

4 March 2010

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 9.1????? SF1261??????????? 040310???????? Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined to 22 February 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
11/2/10 14 day 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 applicant 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

The submissions will be considered when the application is assessed

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 March 2010

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 9.2????? SF1261??????????? 040310???????? DA's and CDC's Received and Determined under Delegated Authority 9-22 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
9-22 FEBRUARY 2010

DA Number

Application Date

Development

Address

2010/620

09/02/2010

Rural Shed

Lot 2 DP 805450, 506 Wilson Road, Macksville

2010/621

11/02/2010

Verandah Extensions

Lot 2 DP 20743, 39 Seaview Street, Nambucca Heads

2010/622

10/02/2010

Swimming Pool

Lot 11 DP 881174, 3462 Taylors Arm Road, Taylors Arm

2010/623

15/02/2010

Patio Cover

Lot 5 DP 1072289,? 21 Henry's Lane, Warrell Creek

2010/101

08/02/2010

Dwelling-House

Lot 125 DP 1039015, 20 Thornbill Glen, Nambucca Heads

2010/102

09/02/2010

3 Lot Rural Boundary Adjustment

Lot 31 DP 595615, Lot 12 DP 1013974, Lot 93 DP 755550, 873 Rodeo Drive, Tewinga

2010/103

09/02/2010

Patio Cover

Lot 7 DP 285990, 3/41 Old Coast Road, Nambucca Heads

2010/104

09/02/2010

Dwelling Additions

Lot 3 Section 9 DP 758749, 30 Parkes Street, Nambucca Heads

2010/105

09/02/2010

Patio Cover

Lot 15 DP 285990, 15/41 Old Coast Road, Nambucca Heads

2010/106

10/02/2010

Garage and Water Tank

Lot 61 DP 1058432, 193 Florence Wilmont Drive, Nambucca Heads

2010/107

10/02/2010

Patio Cover

Lot 8 DP 851175, 24 Acacia Road, Gumma

2010/108

10/02/2010

Deck & Carport

Lot 1 Section 7 DP 244537, 77 Valla Beach Road

 


DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS AND MODIFICATIONS DETERMINED UNDER DELEGATED AUTHORITY TO 9-22 FEBRUARY 2010

 

CONSENT/ DA

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

DEVELOPMENT DETERMINED

EST VALUE $

2010/067

Lot 16 DP 1107549, 104 Eungai Creek Road, Eungai Creek

Relocate Dwelling-House

120,000

2010/073

Lot 2 DP 864792, Short Street, Nambucca Heads

4 Lot Residential Subdivision

0

2010/088

Lot 3 DP 834306, 8 John Avenue, Nambucca Heads

Patio, glass enclosure & deck

49,500

2010/622

Lot 11 DP 881174, 3462 Taylors Arm Road, Taylors Arm

Rural Shed

27,354

2010/094

Lot 24 DP 809301, 18 Marshall Way, Nambucca Heads

Shed

9,400

2010/107

Lot 8 DP 851175, 24 Acacia Road, Gumma

Patio Cover

5,500

2003/359/01

Lot 1 DP 401987, 6 Durkin Street, Macksville

Erect 3x3 Bedroom Units ? MODIFICATION

450,000

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

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Ordinary Council Meeting

4 March 2010

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 9.3????? SF1266??????????? 040310???????? Report on the Minutes of the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee Meeting held on 12 February 2010

 

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

 

Summary:

 

Attached for Council?s endorsement is a copy of the Minutes of the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee Meeting held on Friday, 12 February 2010.

 

There are several recommendations from the Committee which Council needs to be particularly aware of:

 

Item 4.2? That Council do more maintenance on Gordon Park and the Boat Ramp area be kept clear of sand.

 

Item 5.6? That Council reconsider its resolution to discontinue the committee and to give consideration to reviewing the structure and terms of reference of the committee and to reduce the costing of running the committee

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1????????? That Council note the recommendation from the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee regarding the maintenance of Gordon Park and the boat ramp and that the Committee members be advised that unfortunately the Council has no funds to increase its level of service.

 

2????????? That Council reverse its decision to discontinue the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee.

 

3????????? That Council resolve to continue the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee, in accordance with the proposed membership and terms as outlined in the body of this report.

 

4????????? That the remaining minutes from the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee held on 12 February 2010 be endorsed.

 

5????????? That Council write to all members of the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee thanking them for their contribution to the Community and Council on coastal, estuary and flooding issues over the past several years.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

1??????? Council could resolve to call for a report on the approvals process and costing for significant sand dredging in the river adjacent to the existing Gordon Park Boat Ramp, and also costs associated with an increased level of maintenance to Gordon Park

2??????? Council could resolve not to reconsider the discontinuation of the committee

3??????? Endorse the minutes

4??????? Not endorse the minutes

5??????? Endorse the minutes with amendments

 

DISCUSSION:

 

A number of matters were discussed at the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee meeting held on Friday, 12 February 2010. Each of the matters were presented through detailed reports.

 

The minutes identify several recommendations which are further addressed in this section of the report.

 

Item 4.2? That Council do more maintenance on Gordon Park and the Boat Ramp area be kept clear of sand.

 

Discussions with the Director Engineering Services and Manager Civil Works indicate that the level of service afforded to Gordon Park is no different to any other high use, high profile community park within the shire and have not received any formal complaints regarding the maintenance of the park itself.

 

The removal of sand from within the river adjacent to the Gordon Park boat ramp has been undertaken in the past however the extent and success of sand removal has been limited due to the machinery available, permits required and budget allocated to remove the sand which has been limited to an area generally 3m within the boat ramp. Whilst access to a much larger machine or via barge and river access is available, the costs associated with this type of work is quite expensive and would need to be considered via a specific report should Council wish to go this way.

 

Item 5.6? That Council reconsider its resolution to discontinue the committee and to give consideration to reviewing the structure and terms of reference of the committee and to reduce the costing of running the committee.

 

Considerable discussion took place in regard to benefits, issues and costs associated with this committee and the majority of committee are of the view that its size, structure and terms of reference could be reviewed enabling the committee to continue in some form to provide further opportunity for discussion and consideration of matters relating to the Coast, Estuary and Flooding in a more efficient and cost effective manner.

 

Having reviewed the various NSW guidelines and manuals associated with the Coast, Estuary and Flooding, the establishment of committees is not mandatory, however strongly recommended to ensure community and public input occurs in the initial stages of Coastal, Estuary and Flood risk management.

 

As Council is well advanced with a number of the studies and is now at the implementation stages it is considered that the Committee be maintained as a Section 355 Committee, with the following membership and Terms of Reference:

 

One (1) representative only from the following key stakeholders, Local Aboriginal groups, NSW Farmers, Nambucca River Oyster Growers, Nambucca Commercial Fishers, Nambucca River Users Group, Flood Affected Residents, Dept of Lands, DECCW, Maritime, SES, Director Engineering Services, Director Environment & Planning (Co-ordinator) and one Councillor as Chairperson, being a total of 13 representatives.

 

Committee meetings would be scheduled on a quarterly basis on the 2nd Friday in February, May, August & November. The Committee Co-ordinator may from time to time and as required, discuss and distribute information to specific Group members or external technical persons seeking comment, input or feedback into specific matters.

 

The distribution of the Minutes and Agenda would be the only hard copy documents with all attachments, draft studies/reports etc being provided on CD or distributed electronically. Alternatively, a hard copy would be available at Council's Administration Centre for perusal should any member wish to attend the office to view the document/s.


 

Terms of Reference

 

The role of the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee be as follows:

 

a??????? Provide comment and input into the future management of Nambucca LGA?s river estuaries, coastal floodplains, coastal zone and flood risks.

 

b??????? Review and comment on the various investigations and studies that are prepared to evaluate flood risk, coastal zone and estuarine management options.

 

c??????? Bring to Council's attention opportunities for the funding of works and projects that are:

 

i???????? identified as scheduled actions in Flood, Estuary and/or Coastal Management Plans;

ii???????? deemed necessary to effect improved management of coastal and estuary systems prior to the development of such plans.

 

d??????? Act as an conduit between the group/organisation they represent and the Council on coastal, estuary and flooding issues.

 

e??????? Provide a forum for open discussion, debate and education on coast, estuary and flood issues.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

The Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no environmental issues with the report.

 

The matters presented to the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee for consideration and discussion provided an assessment on the environmental impacts.

 

Social

 

There are no social issues with the report.

 

The reports presented to the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee provided an assessment on the social impacts.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic issues with the report.

 

Risk

 

There are no risks with the report.

 


FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

Additional maintenance and sand removal from and around Gordon Park and the boat ramp will require a further report to identify the funds required.

 

The proposed and revised structure and operation of the Committee would see a considerable reduction in servicing costs compared the current Committee.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

N/A.

 

 

Attachments:

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 4 March 2010

Report on the Minutes of the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee Meeting held on 12 February 2010

 

PRESENT

 

Cr Rhonda Hoban (Mayor)

Cr Mike Moran OAM

Cr Janet Court

Cr Anne Smyth

Cr Brian Finlayson

Cr Paula Flack

Jean Ford (Oyster Farmers)

 

Gordon Ussher (Affected Landowner Residential)

Richard Ellis (Affected Landowner - Business)

Fay Lawson (Affected Landowner Residential)

Janine Reed (Macksville Chamber of Commerce)

John Tait (Environmental Group ? Gordon Park Rainforest)

Barry Duffus (Interested Community Representative)

Peter McNally (Nambucca Valley River Users Group)

Bob Young (Environmental Group)

Tim Ryan (Landcare)

Joy van Son (Environmental Group)

Barry Ford (Bowraville LALC)

James Hallam (NSW Farmers)

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Greg Meyers (Director Environment & Planning)

Barbara Parkins (Minute Secretary)

Jacqui Ashby (Environmental Compliance Officer)

Darrell Lang (Replacement for Richard Townend)

John Schmidt (DECC)

Stephen Channells (Department of Lands)

Sarah Gosling (SKM)

Adam Cameron (RTA)

Chris Clarke (RTA)

Joseph Kane (RDM) (from 9.20 am)

Michael Lamont (RDM) (from 9.20 am)

Dennis Sutton (Professional Fishers)

Alex Morrison (Professional Fishers)

Kevin Morrison Snr (Professional Fishers)

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Cr John Ainsworth

Damon Telfer (GECO Environmental)

Anna Sedlak & Dean Moore (NSW Maritime)

Michael Pitt (NRCM Authority)

Mr Kevin Gibson (DECC)

Richard Townend

Cr Martin Ballangarry OAM

Rodney McDonagh (NSW Maritime)

 

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

There were no Disclosures of Interest tabled at the meeting.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES 30 NOVEMBER 2009

 

1/10 RESOLVED??? (Moran/Finlayson)

 

That the Committee note the adoption and endorsement of the recommendations of the Minutes of the Meeting held 30 November 2009, by Council at its meeting of 17 December 2009.

 

 

 


ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

ITEM 4.1????? SF1266????????????? 120210????? Invitation to RTA Pacific Highway Upgrade Department to attend Committee meeting

2/10 RESOLVED:?? (Finlayson/Moran)

 

That the Committee note that an invitation has been extended to the RTA ? Pacific Highway Upgrade Department to attend the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee meeting of Friday 12 February 2010.

 

 

 

 

ITEM 4.2????? SF1266????????????? 120210????? Invitation to licensed fishermen to attend Committee meeting

3/10 RESOLVED:?? (Moran/Finlayson)

 

That Council do more maintenance on Gordon Park and the boat ramp area be kept clear of sand.

 

POINT OF ORDER Cr Flack requested Cr Moran withdraw his comment about some members of the Committee not being locals and are ?blow ins?. Cr Moran refused to withdraw his comment.

 

4/10 Resolved:?? (Hoban/Court)

 

That the Committee note the representations from the professional fishers.

 

 

 

Director Environment and Planning Report

Ms Janine Reed left the meeting before the commencement of this item, the time being 10.15 am.

 

ITEM 5.5????? SF1141????????????? 120210????? Final Report Nambucca River Master Plan

MOtion:???? (Court/Finlayson)

 

1????????? That the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee recommend to Council that the "Nambucca River Master Plan" be endorsed subject to the typographical corrections being made.

 

2????????? That the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee recommend to Council that the "Nambucca River Master Plan" be implemented in partnership with or individually by relevant land/water management authorities, community groups and associations as funds become available.

 

3????????? That the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee recommend to Council that the river bank restoration/stabilisation works along the Pacific Highway at Bellwood as identified in the "Nambucca River Master Plan", be its number 1 priority for implementation.

 

moved amendment TO POINT 1 OF motion: ? (Flack/Court)

 

To delete the wording ?to be funded by sale of land? wherever it appears in the Compendium in relation to proposed works in Gordon Park and to reword ?contributions from private developers and consideration of sale/lease of land?.

 

To include costing on Gordon Park Tennis Club demolition and reconstruction of the tennis club house to be included.

 

The Amendment was carried and became the motion.

 

5/10 RESOLVED:?? (Court/Finlayson)

 

1????????? That the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee recommend to Council that the "Nambucca River Master Plan" be endorsed subject to the typographical corrections being made.

 

??????????? That the wording ?to be funded by sale of land? be deleted wherever it appears in the Compendium in relation to proposed works in Gordon Park and to reword ?contributions from private developers and consideration of sale/lease of land?.

 

??????????? That the costing on Gordon Park Tennis Club demolition and reconstruction of the tennis club house be included.

 

2????????? That the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee recommend to Council that the "Nambucca River Master Plan" be implemented in partnership with or individually by relevant land/water management authorities, community groups and associations as funds become available.

 

3????????? That the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee recommend to Council that the river bank restoration/stabilisation works along the Pacific Highway at Bellwood as identified in the "Nambucca River Master Plan", be its number 1 priority for implementation.

 

 

Councillor Barry Duffus left the meeting before the commencement of this item, the time being 10.48 am

 

The Chairperson accepted, as a matter of urgency, due to the short exhibition period of the Environmental Assessment of the Pacific Highway upgrade from Warrell Creek, to Urunga the following motion:

 

ITEM 4.1????? SF1266??????? 120210???????? Invitation to RTA Pacific Highway Upgrade Department to attend Committee meeting

6/10 Resolved:?? (Flack/Smyth)

 

That the committee is concerned that the RTA have not undertaken a worst case scenario model for flooding at Macksville as part of its Environmental Assessment. Council is to include a request in its submission to the RTA, that it undertake modeling which includes a 1:100 year flood event at the same time as a king tide and including climate change effects of sea level rise and storm surge.

 

 

ITEM 5.1????? SF1266????????????? 120210????? Report on Outstanding Items 12 February 2010

7/10 RESOLVED:? (Moran/Court)

 

That the list of outstanding actions be noted and received by the Committee.

 

 

ITEM 5.2????? SF1184????????????? 120210????? Nambucca Shire Coastal Hazard Study - Stage 1 Nambucca Coastline Management Plan

8/10 RESOLVED:? (Moran/Court)

 

1????????? That the report be noted.

 

2????????? That the development controls specified in the recommendations of this report be incorporated into Council?s consolidated DCP for the Nambucca Shire.

 

3????????? That Council call tenders for the final stages of the Nambucca Coastal Hazard Management Plan.

 

 

ITEM 5.3????? SF1266????????????? 120210????? Recommendations from the Lower Nambucca River Estuary and the Newee Creek Water Quality studies and the Nambucca River Estuary Management Plan Management Strategies they satisfy, including funding sources

9/10 RESOLVED:? (Moran/Court)

 

1????????? That the report be noted.

 

2????????? That recommendations 8, 9, 10 & 14 be considered in future budgets for the environmental levy.

 

3????????? That recommendations 5, 6 & 7 be considered in future budgets for the stormwater levy.

 

4????????? That recommendations 2 & 15 be considered in conjunction with the 2009 LEP and other planning instruments when they are reviewed.

 

5????????? That funding opportunities be investigated for recommendations 11, 12 & 13.

 

 

ITEM 5.4????? SF765??????????????? 120210????? Water Quality Monitoring - Acquisition of Data Loggers V's Contract to do work

10/10 RESOLVED:? ???????? (Flack/Finlayson)

 

That the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee recommend to Council that the preferred option for water quality monitoring in the Nambucca River is to engage a third party to install, monitor, manage and maintain data loggers and provide this information to Council and that a further two quotations be received and Council take the most cost effective quotation.

 

 

ITEM 5.6????? SF842??????????????? 120210????? Continuation of the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee

MOTION: (Moran/Finlayson)

 

That the committee note that as the Nambucca River Master Plan has now been finalised the Committee will discontinue, in accordance with the third item of resolution 1610/09 from the 10 October 2009 meeting.

 

 

moved amendment TO the motion: ???? (Hoban/Lawson)

 

That the committee note that the Nambucca River Master Plan has now been finalised and request that Council reconsider its resolution to discontinue the Committee and to give consideration to reviewing the structure and terms of reference of the Committee and to reduce the costing of running the Committee.

 

The Amendment was carried and became the motion.


 

ITEM 5.6????? SF842????????? 120210???????? Continuation of the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee

 

11/10 Resolved: (Hoban/Lawson)

 

That the committee note that the Nambucca River Master Plan has now been finalised and request that Council reconsider its resolution to discontinue the Committee and to give consideration to reviewing the structure and terms of reference of the Committee and to reduce the costing of running the Committee.

 

 

12/10 Resolved: ????????? (Flack/Court)

 

That the guest seated in the Gallery (Teresa) be allowed to speak to the meeting.

 

 

 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Chairperson closed the meeting the time being 11.44 am.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mayor Rhonda Hoban

(CHAIRPERSON)

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting

4 March 2010

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 9.4????? DA2010/080????? 040310???????? DA 2010/080 - Cancer Resource Centre

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Ben Oliver, Senior Town Planner ????????

 

Summary:

 

The Nambucca Valley Cancer Support Group has submitted a development application for a Cancer Resource Centre to be erected within the grounds of the Macksville Health Campus. The building is intended to proceed in three stages and once completed, will be a purpose built facility providing support and education for patients and carers affected by cancer.

 

Council has previously resolved to support the project, including providing financial support by way of a $10,000 donation and waiving fees and charges relating to the processing of the development application, construction certificate (where Council is the PCA) as well as any charges for water and sewer headworks.

 

NOTE: This matter requires a ?Planning Decision? referred to in Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requiring the General Manager to record the names of each Councillor supporting and opposing the decision.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1????????? That Council determine DA 2010/080 by granting development consent subject to the conditions attached to this report.

 

2????????? That Council note the financial assistance offered in support of the project, in accordance with its previous resolutions for the waiving of fees and charges will be $15,523.50 plus a $10,000 donation.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council is aware of the proposal and has previously resolved to support the project by providing financial assistance. The proposal being considered as part of this development application, remains unchanged from the proposal which Council previously supported. Irrespective of Councils support for the project, a development application has been submitted and Council has the option of granting conditional approval or refusing the application.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The Cancer Resource Centre is likely to be constructed in three stages over several years subject to the availability of funding. Once completed, the centre will perform the following functions:

 

????????????????? Meeting venue for cancer support groups including fund raising group, support group for patients and carers, breast cancer support groups and volunteers and activities including clerical support.

????????????????? Palliative care team services and operational base

????????????????? Consulting rooms and venue for visiting health professionals

????????????????? Bereavement programs

????????????????? Supply base for palliative care service equipment

 

Prior to a development application being submitted, the General Manager prepared a report to Council in relation to a request for funding assistance, where it was resolved:

 


723/08 RESOLVED:???????? (Ainsworth/South)

 

1??????? That Council make provision in its budget for 2009/2010 for a donation of $10,000 towards the proposed Cancer Resource Centre to be constructed in the grounds of Macksville Hospital.

 

2??????? Council provide a donation equivalent to any fees and charges which will be imposed for a development application and construction certificate as well as any charges for water and sewer headworks (Section 64).

 

3??????? Council thank the Nambucca Valley Cancer Support Group Inc. for their work in providing cancer support services in the community.

 

The following table provides a quantum of calculations for water and sewer headworks and fees and charges.

 

STAGE 1: Minor earthworks and construction of equipment storage area and wash down bay.

 

Two (2) car spaces sealed and line marked .

 

No contributions applicable for water or sewer augmentation.

STAGE 2 ; Additions to stage 1 building comprising meeting room, toilet facilities, consulting rooms and counsellor?s room.

 

Additional three (3) car parking spaces sealed and line marked - five (5) spaces in total

 

Contribution for water 0.4 ET = $1,759.20

(1 ET Water = $4,398)

 

Contribution for sewer 0.63 ET = $2,568.50

(1 ET Sewer = $4,077)

STAGE 3 : Additions to stage 2 building comprising reception area, waiting area, nurses room and counsellor?s room.

 

Additional twelve (12) parking spaces located on gravel sealed areas either side of the driveway entrance.

 

Further car parking available on upper level of the Health Campus.

Contribution for water 1.2 ET? = $5,278

Contribution for sewer 1.89 ET = $7,706

(NB: The Stage 3 calculations include those fees identified in Stage 2)

 

Total contributions waived for water and sewer augmentation = $12,984

DA Fees Stages 1-3: Development fee, adjoining owner notification

and long service levy.

$886

CC Fees Stages 1-3: Issue of construction certificate, occupation certificate and four inspections.

$1,199*

Section 68 approvals and connection fees for water, sewer and stormwater.

$454.5

 

Total fees and charges waived = $2,539.50

* This fee only applies if Council is the PCA. If a Private Certifier is chosen then Council would not contribute to the Construction Certificate fee.

 

Ultimately Council's financial commitment to the project will comprise a donation of $10,000, and the waiving of up to $15,523.50 in water and sewer headworks and fees and charges associated with the development.

 

 


MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION ? SECTION 79C(1) EP&A ACT

 

a(i)? The Provisions Of Any Environmental Planning Instruments

 

The site is zoned 5(a) Special Use with the designated use being for a Hospital. The proposal involves a health service facility, compatible with the established use of the site.

 

a(ii)? The Provisions Of Any Draft Environmental Planning Instrument

 

Draft Local Environmental Plan (LEP2009) has been exhibited and recommends that the site be zoned R1 - General Residential under the new standard template. The proposed development is permissible with consent in the R1 zone.

 

a(iii)? Any Development Control Plan

 

DCP(1) ? Off Street Parking

 

The proposed use is not readily defined under Council?s DCP, but for practical purposes its use is similar to a medical centre or professional consulting rooms. A medical centre with a similar floor area and number of consultancy rooms would typically require one (1) space per 2 employees and three (3) spaces per consultancy, or ten (10) spaces in total.

 

The applicant is proposing to provide on-site car parking commensurate with each stage of the development. The maximum use of the site will occur with the completion of stage three, when the building is able to accommodate organised meetings and activities with the potential for 20-30 visitors. On completion of stage three, it is proposed to designate an additional twelve (12) parking spaces alongside the bitumen access road resulting in a total of seventeen (17) spaces. If necessary, further spaces are available for parking on the upper level Hospital car park and Ambulance Training Centre car park.

 

DCP (2) ? Advertising Sign Code

 

A temporary fundraising sign fronting Boundary Street is proposed during each construction phase for the purpose of identifying the project and for fundraising. The sign will be limited to dimensions of 1.5m x 1.5m. On completion of stage one, a permanent identification and direction sign (1.5m x 1.0m), will replace the temporary sign. The signs will be located at the driveway entrance fronting Boundary Street.

 

The proposed signs raise no concerns from a planning or traffic management perspective.

 

a(iv)? Any Matters Prescribed By The Regulations

 

The proposed development will not have an adverse impact on the natural coastal environment, natural coastal processes, aesthetic appearance of the coast, cultural heritage, ecological sustainability of coastal areas or public access and use of coastal areas. In this regard, the development complies with the requirements of the NSW Coastal Policy 1997.

 

SEPP 71 ? Coastal Policy

 

The proposal is within the coastal zone, but is not within a sensitive coastal location. The relevant matters for consideration under the SEPP have been addressed as part of the development assessment process and there are no concerns in this regard.

 

SEPP 64? Advertising and Signage

 

State Environmental Planning Policy No 64 applies to all signage in NSW which is visible from a public place or public reserve. Having considered the proposal against the relevant assessment criteria it is considered that the size and location of the signs will not have any adverse impacts in the locality.

 


b????????? The Likely Impacts Of The Development

 

The development site is within a landscaped area of the Hospital Grounds, accessed by an existing bitumen sealed driveway which also services the Ambulance Training Centre.

 

The social and community impacts of the proposal are beneficial, providing a much needed and well utilised service for the support and education of patients and carers affected by cancer. There are no likely adverse impacts from the development.

 

c????????? The Suitability Of The Site For The Development

 

The proposed site is ideal for the activity because of its close proximity and compatibility with the Macksville Health Campus. The site is also relatively level providing ease of access, availability of car parking and public transport and the potential for future expansion.

 

Access to the site is proposed from the existing driveway off Boundary Street which currently services the Ambulance Training Centre and is within 100 metres of the Pacific Highway Intersection, which is due to be have traffic lights installed. Council?s Engineering Services Department were consulted and the Manager of Technical Services has made an assessment of the traffic impacts and noted that traffic generated by the activity will culminate with the completion of Stage three, when the building can be used as a venue for organised meetings and activities. At this stage there is the potential for queuing traffic entering and exiting the site. However, with the traffic signalling of the adjacent Pacific Highway ? Boundary Street intersection by the end of March 2010, access to this development is unlikely to be compromised. Notwithstanding, it has been recommended that on completion of the development (stage 3), traffic flows be monitored and if necessary consideration be given to the installation of appropriate signage.

 

d????????? Any Submissions Made In Accordance With The Act Or The Regulations

 

The application was notified and exhibited in accordance with Council?s requirements and no submissions were received. The Member for Oxley Mr Andrew Stoner did however forward a copy of a letter which he sent to the North Coast Area Health Service, which raised the possibility of a renal dialysis unit being incorporated into the new facility. The matter was briefly discussed with NCAHS and they responded by explaining that any future expansion of the facility would be solely dependent on the availability of funding and did not form part of the current application.

 

e ???????? The Public Interest

 

Council?s support for the application and its early completion is clearly in the public interest, particularly in light of an ageing community in need of health related services.

 

The success of the project thus far has been the result of dedicated community based fundraising which has garnered wide spread community support and funding to bring the project to fruition.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Council?s Manager of Water and Sewer, Manager of Health and Building and Manager of Technical Services have all been consulted in the preparation of this report and the recommended conditions of consent.

 

In relation to traffic issues, the Department of Engineering Services considered that existing access arrangements from Boundary Street is adequate for the development proposal, however it was recommended that on completion of stage three, consideration be given to further monitoring and installation of signage if any concerns became apparent.

 

 


SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

The proposal will have a minor impact on the natural environment by the removal of several large trees. All of the trees have been introduced to the site for landscaping purposes, and at least one of the trees is dead and requires removal. The removal of the trees will be compensated by landscaping of the site following construction works.

 

Social

 

The facility will provide a much needed service to the community, in a centrally located area that is in close proximity to other related health services.

 

Economic

 

The viability of the proposal has been largely dependent on funding support from Government and non-government agencies and the dedication of volunteers.

 

Risk

 

There is no discernable risk to Council in approving the development application.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

Council has previously resolved to support a request for funding assistance which will impact on the 2009/2010 budget.

 

The identified donation of $10,000 will come from General Fund.

 

The Development Application fee of $886 has been paid by transfer from General Fund.

 

The waiving of Section 64 contributions will impact on the Water Fund ($5,278) and Sewer Fund ($7,706).

 

Future Construction Certificate application fees (if Council is the PCA) will require a Journal from General Fund of approx $1,653.50.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Not applicable.

 

 

RECOMMENDED CONDITIONS OF CONSENT

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS

 

1??????? Development is to be in accordance with approved plans

 

The development is to be implemented generally in accordance with the plans and supporting documents set out in the following table except where modified by any conditions of this consent.


 

Plan No/Supporting Document

Version

Prepared by

Dated

Statement of Environmental Effects

 

Atkinson Planning Consultancy

November 2009

Site plan

D

North Coast Area Health Service

2-11-2009

Landscaping plan

B

North Coast Area Health Service

23-09-2009

Stage 1 building

D

North Coast Area Health Service

23-09-2009

Stages 1 & 2 floor plan

B

North Coast Area Health Service

23-09-2009

Stage 2 elevation

A

North Coast Area Health Service

23-09-2009

Stages 1, 2 & 3 floor plan

B

North Coast Area Health Service

23-09-2009

Stages 1, 2 & 3 elevation

B

North Coast Area Health Service

23-09-2009

Car parking plan

A

North Coast Area Health Service

09-02-2010

 

In the event of any inconsistency between conditions of this development consent and the plans/ supporting documents referred to above, the conditions of this development consent prevail.

 

2??????? Compliance with Building Code of Australia and insurance requirements under Home Building Act 1989

 

a??????? All building work must be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia as in force on the date the application for the relevant construction certificate or complying development certificate was made.

b??????? In the case of residential building work for which the Home Building Act 1989 requires there to be a contract of insurance in force in accordance with Part 6 of that Act, that such a contract of insurance is in force before any building work authorised to be carried out by the consent commences.

 

This condition does not apply:

 

a??????? to the extent to which an exemption is in force under clause 187 or 188, subject to the terms of any condition or requirement referred to in clause 187 (6) or 188 (4), or

b??????? to the erection of a temporary building.

 

 

THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE TO BE COMPLIED WITH PRIOR TO ISSUE OF A CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE FOR BUILDING WORKS

 

3??????? Water and Sewerage Section 68 approval required

 

An approval under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 to carry out water supply work and sewerage work must be obtained.

 

4??????? Stormwater drainage approval

 

Stormwater drainage is to be designed to direct all water to a Council approved drainage system to prevent discharge runoff onto adjoining land. The drainage system is to be designed for 1 in 20 year storm event. This system must be designed in accordance with AS/NZS 3500.3:2003 - Plumbing and drainage, Part 3: Stormwater drainage. All piped drainage lines over adjoining land are to be located within drainage easements. All costs are the responsibility of the proponent.

 

An approval is to be obtained under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 to carry out stormwater drainage work.

 

Engineering plans and specifications are to be submitted in triplicate and must include details in accordance with Appendix C of AS/NZS 3500.3:2003 - Plumbing and drainage, Part 3: Stormwater drainage.

 

The plans must be in compliance with Council's Adopted Engineering Standard.

 

5??????? Access and facilities for disabled

 

The application for a Construction Certificate is to include plans and specifications that indicate access and facilities for persons with access disabilities to and within the development in accordance with AS 1428.1 - Design for Access and Mobility and Part D3 of the Building Code of Australia.

 

Such plans and specifications must be approved as part of the Construction Certificate.

 

6??????? Equipment wash bay details required

 

The application for a Construction Certificate is to include plans and specification that indicate a suitably located equipment wash bay to service the proposed development. All water used in the equipment wash bay must drain to Council?s sewer. Treatment of waste water from the wash down area may be required along with a Trade waste agreement.

 

Upon receipt of the full details of this component of the development further advice will be provided by Council?s Trade Waste Officer.

 

Such plans and specifications must be approved as part of the Construction Certificate and an approval is to be obtained under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 to carry out sewerage work.

 

7??????? Trade Waste Section 68 approval required

 

An approval under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 to discharge trade waste into Council?s sewer must be obtained.

 

8??????? Car parking plans required

 

The application for a Construction Certificate is to include plans and specification that indicate access, parking and manoeuvring details in accordance with the plans approved by this consent. The access, parking and manoeuvring for the site is to comply with the requirements of Council?s Development Control Plan for Car Parking. Plans are to include, but not be limited to, the following items:

 

a??????? pavement description;

b??????? site conditions affecting the access;

c??????? existing and design levels;

d??????? longitudinal section from the road centreline to the car space(s);

e??????? cross sections every 15 metres;

f???????? drainage (pipes, pits, on-site detention, etc.);

g??????? turning paths; and

h??????? linemarking and signs.

 

The plans must be in compliance with Council's Adopted Engineering Standard. Such plans and specifications must be approved as part of the Construction Certificate.

 

 

THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE TO BE COMPLIED WITH PRIOR TO ANY BUILDING OR CONSTRUCTION WORKS COMMENCING

 

9??????? Plumbing Standards and requirements

 

All Plumbing, Water Supply and Sewerage Works are to be installed and operated in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993, the NSW Code of Practice for Plumbing and Drainage and AS/NZS 3500 Parts 0-5, the approved plans (any notations on those plans) and the approved specifications.

 

The plumber must obtain a Plumbing Permit at least two (2) working days prior to commencing work in accordance with the Local Government Act and the NSW Code of Practice for Plumbing and Drainage. The proponent must ensure the plumber has obtained a Plumbing Permit prior to commencing work on the site.

 

 

THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE TO BE COMPLIED WITH DURING CONSTRUCTION

 

10????? Erosion & sediment measures

 

Erosion and sedimentation controls are to be in place in accordance with the Managing Urban Stormwater - Soils and Construction Vol. 1, 4th Edition prepared by Landcom. Particular attention is to be given to the provision of the following sediment and erosion control measures:

 

a??????? Temporary driveway from the edge of road to the building site

b??????? Temporary downpipes immediately that the roof has been erected

c??????? Silt fence or sediment barrier

 

Additionally the enclosed sign, to promote the awareness of the importance of maintenance of sediment and erosion controls, is to be clearly displayed on the most prominent sediment fence or erosion control device for the duration of the project.

 

Note: Council may impose on-the-spot fines of up to $600 for non-compliance with this condition.

 

11????? Toilet facilities

 

Toilet facilities are to be provided, at or in the vicinity of the work site at the rate of one toilet for every 20 persons or part of 20 persons employed at the site. Each toilet provided must be a standard flushing toilet connected to a public sewer.

 

12????? Construction times

 

Construction works must not unreasonably interfere with the amenity of the neighbourhood. In particular construction noise, when audible on adjoining residential premises, can only occur:

 

a?????? Monday to Friday, from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm.

b?????? Saturday, from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm.

 

No construction work is to take place on Saturdays and Sundays adjacent to Public Holidays and Public Holidays and the Construction Industry Awarded Rostered Days Off (RDO) adjacent to Public Holidays.

 

13????? Construction dust suppression

 

All necessary works are to be undertaken to control dust pollution from the site.

 

These works must include, but not are limited to:

 

a??????? restricting topsoil removal;

b??????? regularly and lightly watering dust prone areas (note: prevent excess watering as it can cause damage and erosion;

c??????? alter or cease construction work during periods of high wind;

d??????? erect green or black shadecloth mesh or similar products 1.8m high around the perimeter of the site and around every level of the building under construction.

 


14????? Builders? rubbish to be contained on site

 

All builders rubbish is to be contained on the site in a ?Builders Skips? or an enclosure. Building materials are to be delivered directly onto the property. Footpaths, road reserves and public reserves are to be maintained clear of rubbish, building materials and all other items.

 

15????? Maintenance of sediment and erosion control measures

 

Sediment and erosion control measures must be maintained at all times until the site has been stabilised by permanent vegetation cover or hard surface.

16????? Burning of felled trees prohibited

 

The burning of trees and associated vegetation felled during clearing operations is not permitted. Where possible, vegetation is to be mulched and reused on the site.

 

 

THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE TO BE COMPLIED WITH PRIOR TO OCCUPATION OF THE BUILDING

 

17????? Site to be landscaped

 

The site must be landscaped in accordance with the approved landscape plan.

 

18????? Car parking areas to be completed and signs to be provided

 

The car parking areas are to be constructed in stages and accordance with the approved plans. Signs are to be erected clearly indicating the availability of off-street parking and the location of entry/exit points, visible from both the street and the subject site.

 

19????? Sewer and water to be connected

 

Sewer and water supply is to be connected to the premises in accordance with an approval granted under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

20????? Works to be completed

 

All of the works indicated on the plans and granted by this consent, including any other consents that are necessary for the completion of this development, are to be completed and approved by the relevant consent authority/s prior to the issue of an Occupation Certificate.

 

 

THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS MUST BE COMPLIED WITH AT ALL TIMES

 

21????? Separate application required for signs not approved by this consent

 

Separate development consent is required from Council prior to the erection of any advertisements or advertising structures other than the signs approved in this consent.

 

One (1) temporary sign is permitted during each of the construction phases limited to dimensions of 1.5 x 1.5m for the purposes of identifying the project and fundraising. The sign must be removed on completion of each stage of construction.

 

One (1) permanent sign is permitted and limited to a size of 1.5m x 1.0m for the purpose of business identification and providing information and directions.

 


22????? Sign quality

 

All signs must be neat and professionally sign written. Signs must be maintained in a neat and attractive condition to the satisfaction of Council.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 March 2010

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 9.5????? SF1082??????????? 040310???????? Valla Urban Growth Area - Ecological Investigations

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Grant Nelson, Strategic Planner ????????

 

Summary:

 

The purpose of this report is for Council to endorse the Consultants brief to investigate ecological matters related to the Valla Urban Growth Area. These studies relate to ?Flora and Fauna Assessment? and ?Landscape and Habitat Management Plan?. It is also proposed that Council endorse Mary Dallas Archaeological Consultants to undertake Archaeological investigations throughout the Valla Urban Growth Area.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1????????? That Council endorse the consultants Brief for the Ecological study and three (3) suitably qualified Ecological consultants be invited to submit quotations providing a period of twenty-eight (28) days for the consultants to prepare quotations to undertake the work.

 

2????????? That the most suitable ecological consultant to undertake the work be engaged in accordance with the current delegations.

 

3????????? Council engage Mary Dallas Archaeological Consultants to complete the Archaeological Investigations for the remainder of the Valla Urban Growth Area due to the specialised nature of the study and to maintain consistency in interpretation of Archaeological significance in the area.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council could decide to not proceed with the studies. However, funding is available, including grants provided by the Department of Planning (DoP).

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Council on the 5th of February 2009 resolved to prepare a draft Local Environmental Plan (LEP) for all of the Valla Urban Growth Area (draft Nambucca LEP 1995 Amendment No 67).

 

Two (2) of the major landholders in the study area have commenced investigations over their properties. These studies now need to progress further to cover the entire study area. Council has also initiated other relevant studies such as the flood study for the Deep Creek catchment.

 

The landholders have engaged consultants to investigate flora and fauna, archaeology and contamination attributes of their land. These investigations did not cover the entire study area and therefore additional studies are required to supplement these investigations.

 

Council has approximately $101,000 available to progress studies in the Valla Urban Growth Area. Council approved $60,000 within the 2009/2010 Strategic Planning Budget. $41,000 is available through the Planning Reform Fund (Department of Planning).

 

This report requests Council to endorse the briefs for Archaeological and Ecological investigations over the entire study area. It is not expected that all these funds will be required to complete the investigations. Estimated costs for the investigations are as follows:

 

?????????????? Ecological ($30,000-40,000); and

?????????????? Archaeological ($25,000-$35,000)

 

If the studies come within the anticipated budget, it will leave approximately $26,000 to undertake other investigations. Council staff will consider the most appropriate investigation to undertake next, after actual costs for the ecological and Archaeological studies are known.

 

It is particularly important the ecological investigations commence promptly as seasonal attributes of the area are required to be examined no later than March/April.

 

Procurement Procedures:

 

In relation the ecological investigation it is recommended that Council invite three (3) consultants to provide quotations to undertake the work proposed. It is considered appropriate for Council to allow the consultant (Conacher Travers) that carried out the initial investigations for the two (2) landholders to submit a quotation, along with two (2) other suitable Ecological consultants.

 

Mary Dallas Consulting was engaged by the two (2) landholders to undertake the initial investigations on their land. Council is advised that these types of investigations provide limited opportunities for alternative interpretation of the historical facts, therefore using the same consultant would not compromise the outcome of further investigations. It is considered that using the same consultant should provide a significant cost saving for Council. As such, it is recommended that Council by resolution engage Mary Dallas Consulting to undertake the Archaeological investigations for the remainder of the study area due to the specialised nature and to maintain consistency in interpretation of Archaeological significance in the area. This is permitted under section "4.2 Contracts Exempt from the Tendering Process" specifically 4.2.2 h of the NSC adopted Procurement Procedures Manual which states "a contract where, because of extenuating circumstances, remoteness of locality or the unavailability of competitive or reliable tenderers, a council decides by resolution (which states the reasons for the decision) that a satisfactory result would not be achieved by inviting tenders.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Director Environment and Planning

Manager Planning and Assessment

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

Specialist investigations are required within the Valla Urban Growth Area to ensure constraints and site attributes are appropriately considered during the rezoning process.

 

Social

 

Specialist investigations are required within the Valla Urban Growth Area to ensure European and Aboriginal heritage are given appropriate consideration during the rezoning process

 

Economic

 

Council has allowed $60,000 in the Strategic Planning Budget for the Valla Urban Growth Area (1300.02) and $41,000 of the Department of Planning (planning reform fund) have been committed to the project. No adverse economic impacts to council are likely given these funds have already been accounted for.

 

Risk

 

The investigations may cost more than estimated and therefore may reduce opportunities to undertake additional studies until further funding becomes available.

 


FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

Council has allowed $60,000 in the Strategic Planning Budget for the Valla Urban Growth Area and $41,000 of the Department of Planning (planning reform fund) have been committed to the project.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Not applicable.

 

Attachments:

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2911/2010 - Consultants Brief - Ecological Investigations

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 4 March 2010

Valla Urban Growth Area - Ecological Investigations

 

NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

SF1082

 

 

CONSULTANT BRIEF

 

 

Flora and Fauna Assessment and

Landscape and Habitat Management Plan

 

A Valla Urban Growth Area Investigation

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 4 March 2010

Valla Urban Growth Area - Ecological Investigations

 

1.0????? INTRODUCTION

 

1.1???????? Overview of this document

 

The purpose of this document is to provide suitably qualified consultants with the information required to prepare a proposal to investigate ecological matters which are relevant to the Valla Urban Growth Area.

 

1.2???????? Overview of the Valla Urban Growth Area

 

Council on 5 of February 2009, resolved to prepare a draft Local Environmental Plan (LEP) for all of the Valla Urban Growth Area (draft Nambucca LEP 1995 Amendment No 67).

 

The Valla Urban Growth Area is identified in Figure 1. It is a 574ha of undulating agricultural land traversed by riparian corridors which is proposed to be rezoned primarily for employment and residential purposes.

 

The Department of Planning (DoP) advised Council a Local Environmental Study (LES) was required to prepare the draft plan and the following items were required to be addressed certain specifications, including:

 

??????????? Detailed site survey; soils and topography; biodiversity and threatened species investigations; landscape management; bushfire; land use conflicts; contamination; servicing capabilities; traffic and transport assessment; and community needs assessment.

??????????? Address accessibility of the proposed senior housing to services, transport and other residential areas, and compatibility with employment lands.

??????????? Consider the extent and nature of the industrial and commercial developments proposed for the employment lands.

 

Other State government agencies, including the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and the Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC), have also advised Council of their requirements, such as:

 

??????????? Access to primary industry resources.

??????????? Protect and improve quality in adjacent and downstream waterways.

??????????? Protect the natural aquatic environment.

??????????? Reduce risk of land use conflicts.

??????????? Comprehensive flood risk assessment.

??????????? Integrated water cycle management strategy.

??????????? Slope and soil analysis.

??????????? Riparian corridor management study.

??????????? Aboriginal Heritage assessment.

??????????? Ecological investigations.

 

 


1.3???????? Objectives of Project

 

The proposed assessment may be undertaken in 2 parts:

 

1.3.1????? Part 1 The Flora and Fauna Biodiversity Assessment ? The objectives of this part is to:

 

??????????? Identify the ecological attributes of the entire study area, through examination of completed studies, existing records, mapping, minimal habitat based surveys and other available resources;

??????????? Consideration of the EPBC Act requirements; and

??????????? Complete a SEPP 44 Assessment pursuant to advice from DoP;

 

1.3.2????? Part 2 The Landscape and Habitat Management Plan ? The objectives of this part is to:

 

??????????? Ensure protection/ conservation of key landscape elements and ecologically significant areas;

??????????? identify areas for restoration/ rehabilitation;

??????????? identify areas or works which may be suitable as offsets to development of other areas;

??????????? The landscape and habitat management plan should aim for a no nett loss of native vegetation.

??????????? Determine appropriate buffers to various natural systems;

??????????? Identify Planning and Policy mechanisms to ensure protection of ecological significant areas;

??????????? Avoid unnecessary fragmentation and improve connectivity where possible;

??????????? Develop practical controls or principles for landscape and habitat management in the release area;

??????????? Identify management options and responsibilities;

??????????? Ensure the effective integration of this project with other aspects of the investigations occurring in the Urban Release Area;

??????????? Ensure the resulting habitat management plan provides effective conservation measures, whilst acknowledging the proposed function of the study area for urban purposes.

 

 

2.0????? SCOPE OF PROJECT

 

2.1???????? Part 1 Flora and Fauna Biodiversity Assessment

 

2.1.1????? Literature review and background investigations

 

The successful consultant will review all relevant existing information related to the subject land including but not limited to:

 

??????????? Flora and fauna assessments;

??????????? Vegetation Mapping and other available Mapping; and

??????????? Wildlife Atlas Records;

 

2.1.2????? Surveys

 

The successful consultant should be able to restrict their detailed fauna and veg surveys to key habitat types and key potential development locations and use other methods (aerial photograph interpretation, ground truthing, random meander; lit review) to interpret the remainder of the landscape and its indicative conservation value. In relation to this DECC stated the following:

 

??????????? ?A detailed ecological investigation of the subject site, concentrating on vegetated areas proposed for urban or business/industrial development, and measures to avoid impacts on the high conservation value vegetation and habitat fragmentation.?

 

It is considered that, a broader level of investigation as described above will be required for the LES. A detailed DCP or individual DA?s for the area may require more detailed investigations and 7 part tests depending on the extent of disturbance to natural areas.

 

Surveys must be able to be undertaken immediately to ensure seasonal requirements are appropriately considered.

 


2.1.3????? SEPP 44 Koala Habitat Protection

 

Despite the fact there is no legislative requirement to address SEPP 44 Koala Habitat Protection for an LEP amendment, the DoP requirements included preparation of an assessment in accordance with SEPP 44 Koala Habitat Protection. It is noted that Koalas have been recorded within the Valla Urban Growth Area previously.

 

2.1.4????? Ecological Inventory

 

The consultant shall prepare plans which identify the specific ecological attributes of the study area.

 

 

2.2???????? Landscape and Habitat Management

 

2.2.1????? Landscape Planning

 

Using the results of Part 1 the consultant shall prepare a number of plans which identify:

 

??????????? Key landscape elements and ecologically significant areas (e.g EEC?s, corridors, known threatened species habitat);

??????????? Identify natural and disturbed areas which may benefit from restoration/ rehabilitation and contribute local biodiversity conservation;

??????????? Identify areas which may contribute as offsets to areas which are likely to be disturbed as part of future development;

??????????? Buffers and setbacks to various natural systems including but not limited to Riparian Areas (Riparian Corridor management Study DIPNR 2004 may be of assistance); State Forests; Endangered Ecological Communities.

 

2.2.2????? Management Options

 

Using contemporary ecological principals, identify planning and policy mechanisms to ensure protection and management of ecological significant areas and areas identified for restoration etc. This is likely to include:

 

??????????? Recommended Land use zones, and special provisions for incorporation into an LEP amendment;

??????????? Recommended practical development controls for incorporation into a Development Control Plan for the release area.

 

2.2.3????? Final Landscape Plan

 

Upon completion of the other specialist investigations and studies the consultant shall be available to undertake the following, which may be some time after the initial reporting is complete:

 

??????????? Review recommendations made by other specialist studies;

??????????? Negotiate and resolve any conflicting recommendations with other consultants;

??????????? Provide to Council an amended landscape plan and associated recommendations which is compatible with other specialist recommendations.

 

Final payment of fees will be subject to the completion of this item. Refer to section 10.5 Progress Claims and Payments.

 

 


3.0????? DELIVERABLES

 

The consultant shall ensure the following deliverables are provided as part of the project.

 

3.1???????? General Deliverables

 

3.1.1????? GIS

 

All layers and files associated with mapping and plans presented to Council are to be available in a GIS format. Council?s specific requirements for this information is provided as ATTACHMENT A.

 

3.1.2????? Community Consultation

 

The consultant shall be available to attend any public presentations during the exhibition of the draft LEP and LES. Costs associated with any such public meetings shall be identified the a consultants proposal.

 

3.1.3????? Reporting

 

Council shall be provided with a draft report and associated maps on completion of each Part. The report and associated maps shall be provided as a hard copy and in electronic form. One hard copy is required and the electronic copy shall include all reports and associate images as well as the associated GIS files.

 

On receipt of the files Council will review all documents and provide feedback to the consultant. The consultant will then be required to amend the draft documentation as appropriate.

 

Council shall be provided with three (3) hard copies of final report and 1 electronic copy on CD or DVD.

 

Each of the reports will be included as an appendix to the Local Environmental Study or Planning Proposal.

 

3.2???????? Part 1 Deliverables

 

??????????? Flora and Fauna Assessment;

??????????? SEPP 44 Koala Habitat Management Assessment;

??????????? EPBC Act consideration and Assessment; and

??????????? Associated Maps and Plans identifying methodologies and attributes of the study area;

 

It is suggested that all of the above can be presented in a single report.

 

3.3???????? Part 2 Deliverables

 

??????????? Landscape and Habitat Management Plan; and

??????????? Associated Plans.

 

 

4.0????? CONSULTATION

 

??????????? The successful consultant will be required to consult with Council?s project Manager and other relevant council staff as required. Consultation may be phone or email.

??????????? The successful consultant will be required to review all relevant correspondence from state government authorities and ensure each issue raised by the agency has been addressed appropriately. Additional consultation with agencies may be required as the project progresses.

 

 


5.0????? KEY PERSONEL

 

??????????? Grant Nelson (Principal Project Contact)

??? Strategic Planner

??? Nambucca Shire Council

 

??????????? Arthur Tsembis

????????? Manager Planning and Assessment

????????? Nambucca Shire Council

 

??????????? Greg Meyers

????????? Director of Environment and Planning

????????? Nambucca Shire Council

 

 

6.0????? MEETINGS WITH COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES

 

The Consultant shall attend two (2) meetings with Council's representatives at an inception and on one (1) other occasion. The consultant must also allow for one (1) presentation to Council.

 

All meetings are to be held at Nambucca Shire Council Chambers, 44 Princess Street, Macksville. A separate cost for additional meetings is to be provided in the proposal.

 

 

7.0? PROVISIONS

 

Council?s will make available to the successful consultant appropriate information to assist in the successful completion of this project. This could include but is not limited to:

 

??????????? Key personnel contact details and consultation/workshop support;

??????????? Council mapping and imagery (Available GIS data upon request);

??????????? Any previous reports relevant to the land;

??????????? An overview of any environmental or other projects which may have implications for the project.

 

 

8.0? CONDITIONS OF ENGAGEMENT

 

The study shall be carried out in accordance with Council?s Contract ATTACHMENT.

 

 

9.0? CONDITIONS FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL

 

9.1???????? Council Contact Officers

 

Refer requests for information or advice regarding documents only to:

 

Name: Grant Nelson ? Telephone: (02) 6568 0248

E-mail: grant.nelson@nambucca.nsw.gov.au

 

 

9.2???????? Completion of Proposal

 

Consultants should complete the proposal documents listed below. All information called for in the briefing documents must be supplied. Where an alternative proposal is offered the consultant is to submit schedules amended schedules which reflect their proposal.

 

Listed below are the Proposal documents which must be lodged with the Proposal.

??????????? Attachment A - Fee Proposal Form - Returnable Schedule

??????????? Attachment C - Hourly Rates For Study Team - Returnable Schedule

??????????? The Outline Plan for the Work

??????????? Short Curriculum Vitae for all personnel nominated in the proposal showing only experience relevant to the project

??????????? List of referees

 

At a minimum the consultant should submit one (1) original hard copy plus one (1) electronic version (PDF format on CD or DVD) may be submitted.

 

9.3???????? Lodgement of Proposal

 

The proposal may be lodged as a hard copy or electronically via email. In either case the proposal must be lodged 2:00 pm on ????.

 

9.4???????? Alternative Proposals

 

The Consultant is to submit a Proposal in full compliance with the work as specified without any conditions or qualifications attached. Alternative additional Proposals may also be submitted. Any conditions, qualifications and departures from the specified work shall be fully described and priced in any alternative Proposal.

 

In addition to documenting departures from the specified work, any alternative Proposal is also to be supported by a similar set of documents as listed in the Section 4 Completion of Proposals.

 

9.5???????? Aspects Of Innovation

 

This brief details aspects of the project which are required at a minimum, however aspects of innovation are encouraged in preparation of tenders to this project. Discussion or inclusion of matters not addressed in this brief would demonstrate an understanding of the issues that face Valla Urban Growth Area.

 

9.6???????? Assessment/Acceptance of Proposals

 

The Assessment of Proposals will take into account both price and non-price attributes of

the following factors:

 

??????????? The consultant's appreciation of the work involved as demonstrated by:

a??????? The proposed methodology and work activities to meet the study purpose and requirements.

b??????? Ability and knowledge of various techniques to appraise relevant factors and to conceive effective options and measures taking into account appropriate consideration of these factors.

??????????? The consultant's demonstrated understanding of relevant Commonwealth, State and Local Government issues including legal implications.

??????????? The consultants resources and expertise, including capability of the proposed study team and their experience in projects of a similar nature.

??????????? The consultants proposed budget, as well as resource allocations and hourly rates.

??????????? The consultant's ability to complete the Study within the stipulated time frame.

 

The assessment of the factors listed above will also be based on the information provided in the outline plan provided in sections 1 and 2. Proposals which are considered unsatisfactory in any of the above factors will not be considered further.

 

A Proposal shall not be deemed to have been accepted until notice in writing of such acceptance is given to the Consultant or transmitted by facsimile to the Consultant's facsimile number.

 


10.0??? SUPPLEMENTARY CONDITIONS

 

10.1?????? Consultant Management of the Study

 

The Consultant shall nominate a Project Manager for the Study. The Consultant's Project Manager shall be responsible for the delivery of all of the Work set out in the previous sections of the Brief. It will also be the role and responsibility of the Consultant's Project Manager to ensure the successful carriage of the work from inception to completion and to be responsible for day-to-day liaison with the Council's authorised representative. No change of personnel for this role will be permitted without the approval of the Council.

 

The Consultant shall nominate the names of the project team members who will undertake the work (Attachment C - Hourly Rates for Study Team).

 

Any variations in the members making up the nominated project team will require the

approval of Council. If the Principal does not approve of a substitute or if no substitute is put forth by the Consultant for approval then the Principal may regard the Consultant as in default of this Agreement.

 

Apart from in-house resources, all other members of the study team are to be engaged as sub-consultants responsible to the project manager who will be responsible for the adequacy of the collaborative work by the various study team members.

 

The study project manager will be responsible for the planning and interactive controlling of both human, financial and other resources to achieve time, cost, quality, functional and scope requirements. It will involve the anticipation of changes to resources and the level and nature of input by stakeholders due to changing circumstances and the making of such changes to minimise their overall effect. Wherever possible, to control and achieve time and cost targets, various increases in the level of resources required for some tasks, are to be offset by savings/adjustments elsewhere, which do not impair the end user's requirements.

 

The study project manager is responsible for, but not limited to:

 

??????????? preparing, monitoring and controlling an overall program for the work, setting out the times which the various parts of the work, including all relevant liaison and consultation activities, are to be executed.

??????????? including in the program, the time by which information and actions are required by all involved in the work.

??????????? examining possible options for potential problems, delays and bottlenecks and taking appropriate action to mitigate delays.

??????????? preparing and controlling an overall cost plan to deliver the work within the cost target.

??????????? coordinate and manage the various sub-consultants, ensuring all necessary skills are effectively and appropriately utilised.

??????????? undertake the necessary liaison with external persons and agencies, as necessary.

??????????? report regularly as required.

 

10.2?????? Expert Witness

 

The Consultant must be prepared to support its work in any inquiry or court hearing

 

10.3?????? Variations

 

If at any time the Consultant considers that the scope of work under this brief has been varied, the Consultant shall immediately advise the Council in writing of the additional costs (if any) and impacts on the study program associated with such variations. The Consultant shall not proceed with the additional work without the written approval of Council.

 


10.4?????? The Study Budget

 

The Engagement will be on the basis of the accepted resources, their respective hourly rates and accepted time inputs for each individual resource.

 

The Principal is to be given an early warning, in writing, on any matter which could increase the total cost of the study (including advice of any difficulties in achieving progress commensurate with the level of expenditure whereby there is a likelihood of the Budget not being met), delay completion or impair the fitness for purpose of the study results. An early warning meeting may be convened between the consultant and the Principal to cooperatively make and consider proposals for how the effect of each matter which has been notified, can be avoided or reduced and to decide upon action to be taken. Unless it can be demonstrated that the necessity for the meeting is due to factors beyond the consultant's reasonable control, the consultant's costs in preparing for and attending the meeting shall be met by the consultant.

 

The Principal is also to be advised in writing, regarding any significant proposed change to maintain the Budget and/or completion date and these are not to be instituted without prior written approval of the Principal.

 

10.5?????? Progress Claims and Payment

 

Payments will be based upon receipt of claims made by the Consultant at the satisfactory completion of the following stages as agreed in the final outline plan:

 

??????????? 15% ?? Milestone 1 - Completion of Inception Meeting, data collection and Literature Review

??????????? 25% ?? Milestone 2 - Completion of surveys and SEPP 44 Assessment;

??????????? 25%??? Milestone 3 - Completion of Ecological Inventory and Landscape Planning;

??????????? 25%??? Milestone 4 - Completion of Draft Landscape and Habitat Management Plan;

??????????? ? 5%?? Milestone 5 - Completion of Final Reports; and

??????????? ? 5%?? Milestone 6 ? Completion of Final Landscape and Habitat Management Plan.

 

Council shall withhold payment of 5% of the project cost until Council has approved the

Final Landscape and Habitat Management Plan (section 2.2.3) and all material identified in Section 2 and 3.

 

The Council shall not be obligated to make any payment unless it is satisfied that the work satisfies the requirement of the brief.

 

10.6?????? Quality Assurance

 

Substantial implementation to AS3901/ISO9001 is preferred. Details of the current status of the quality system and quality system element outlines for internal audit and document control of project related documents are to be submitted. Where the use of sub-consultants is proposed, details of the consultant's methodology for controlling, coordinating, reviewing and verifying their work are also to be submitted.

 

 

10.7?????? Consultant Performance

 

During the course of the Consultancy Engagement, the Consultant's performance will be monitored. Unsatisfactory performance will be taken into account in the consideration of future opportunities for Consultant engagements.

 

The consultants work, particularly work involving modelling, may be subject to peer review at the discretion of Council. Where a peer review is initiated the consultant shall not be entitled to any additional payment associated with the provision of the necessary data for the review or additional costs associated with delays to the project.

 


10.8?????? Study Duration

 

The main component of the study is to be completed (deliver of Final reports) within a period of 5 months from the date of the letter of acceptance. This duration includes periods for review of study.

 

Section 2.2.3 of the project will not be completed until other studies in the area have been finalised.

 

Any proposed variation to this duration shall be specified by the Consultant.

 

10.9?????? Copyright

 

Any studies, investigations, designs and associated documentation and drawings prepared for Council in this project shall be owned and become the sole property of Nambucca Shire Council for all copyright purposes.

 

It should be noted by the consultant that Nambucca Shire Council reserves the right to appoint another consultant for any subsequent work that may arise as a result of this project.

 

10.10???? Proof Of Insurance

 

Proof of professional indemnity insurance includes both a certificate of currency from the insurer and a certified copy of the policy. If the policy is a standard policy issued through a professional association, a certified copy of any endorsements to the policy may be provided in lieu of a certified copy of the standard policy.

 

To prove workers? compensation and public liability insurance, it is sufficient to provide a cover note from the insurer.

 

10.11???? Legislation And Council Policies To Be Observed By Consultants

 

The following Legislation and Council Policies are to be observed and complied with as relevant by the Consultant during the engagement.

 

??????????? Council?s Statement of Business Ethics

??????????? Council?s Code of Conduct

??????????? Council?s Tendering Policy

??????????? Relevant OH&S Legislation and Council Policies

??????????? Council?s Environmental policies

??????????? Staff and Consultant Access to Private Property Policy

??????????? Access to Private Property Procedure

 

10.12???? Occupational Health and Safety

 

Council places the highest importance on the health and safety of all employees and others visiting or working at Council work sites. All contractors and consultants engaged to perform work on the organisation?s premises or location are required, as part of their contract, to comply with the occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs of each organisation and to observe directions on health and safety from designated officers of the organisations. Failure to comply or observe a direction will be considered a breach of the contract and sufficient grounds for termination of the contract.

 

 

11.0??? COUNCIL'S AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVES

 

The study will be administered by the Council. Personnel authorised to issue instructions in regard to this study are:

 

Name: Grant Nelson ? Telephone: (02) 65680248

E-mail: grant.nelson@nambucca.nsw.gov.au


ATTACHMENT A ? FEE PROPOSAL FORM (MANDATORY)

 

Refer Clause 9.2 of the Consultancy Agreement

 

Proposal to be lodged at:

 

Nambucca Council

by 2:00pm on:

 

??

Name of Consultant:
(in block letters)

 

_____________________________________

ACN (if applicable):

 

_____________________________________

Address:

 

_____________________________________

 

 

_____________________________________

hereby proposes to perform consultancy services in accordance with the Brief for:

 

Flora and Fauna Assessment and Landscape Habitat Management Plan

Study Fee

 

????????????????????

????????????.($.........................)

Alternative Study Fee (if applicable)

 

????????????????????

????????????.($.........................)

In accordance with the attached hourly rates for he study team and cost schedule

 

 

and in accordance with the attached outline Plan dated:

 

? /? / ?comprising __________ pages

I/We declare that no conflict of interest exists in the performance of the consultancy services at the date of this declaration

 

 

Signed for the Consultant by:

 

_____________________________________

 

 

_____________________________________
????????????????????????????????????? (Authorised Officer)

In the Office Bearer capacity of:

 

_____________________________________

Name (in block letters):

 

_____________________________________

Date

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

This is a fixed lump sum Contract.

Fees may not exceed those nominated on this fee proposal form without the prior written approval of the Principal.


ATTACHMENT B ? CONSULTANT ENGAGEMENT AGREEMENT

 

See separate document ? Standard Contract


ATTACHMENT C ? HOURLY RATES FOR STUDY TEAM (MANDATORY)

 

ROLE

NAME

HOURS

HOURLY RATE

BUDGET COMPONENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

Fees will only be paid for personnel nominated on this schedule. Variations to nominated personnel will require the prior written approval of the Principal.

Fees may not exceed those nominated on this schedule without the prior written approval of the Principal.

 

Date:???????????????????????? ______________________________________________________

Signed for the

Consultant by:??????????? ______________________________________________________

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? (Authorised Officer)

In the Office

Bearer capacity of:????? _____________________________________________________

 

Name (in block letters):??? ________________________________________________


ATTACHMENT D ? GIS REQUIREMENTS

 

Geographic Information System Data for inclusion in Tender documents.

 

Any digital mapping data is to be provided in a GIS format compatible with the Council GIS software (ESRI ArcGIS). The format and concepts must be followed:

 

1??????? Positional Accuracy

 

All digital data must meet or be reference to Nambucca Shire Councils existing geographic spatial information, regardless of scale. Testing against base cadastre maps of known accuracy determines the accuracy of data. This will ensure appropriate positional accuracy of the geographic data and, therefore, compatibility of digital information. Council can supply existing base cadastre and/or associated layers following approved data agreement.

 

2??????? Datum and Projection

 

The whole of Nambucca Shire Council Local Government Area is contained within Zone 56 of the Australian National Grid. The Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94) is required for all mapping. Digital data is to be provided using the projected coordinate system of GDA 1994 MGA Zone 56.

 

All Vertical coordinate system (Height data) is to be recorded using Australian Height Datum (AHD) unless otherwise specified in the tender document.

 

 

3??????? Metadata

 

All GIS data supplied must be documented using the FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata Standard or be compliant with the ANZLIC Metadata Standard. Metadata is information about the digital data being provided. It is important to know not only the positional coordinates of mapped information, but also how the data was produced and the accuracy of the data being made available. The GIS information should include a statement of the positional accuracy of the data and testing procedures used to determine positional accuracy.

 

Metadata must include the following as a minimum:

General - Description on dataset/Purpose of intentions of data/access constraints/use constraints

Contact Details - for further inquiries regarding the dataset

Time Period - Time period of data is current/Progress (Complete/In Work/Planned)/ Update Frequency

Data Quality - Attribute accuracy/Positional Accuracy/Source Information/Process Steps

 

 

Digital Exchange Digital Format and Media

File Format includes:

ArcGIS 9.x ; Geodatabase ; Personal Geodatabase ;Coverage ; Shape Files ; ArcView 3.x shape files; DWG (AutoCad) ; DGN (Microstation) ; DXF

 

Media ? CD-Rom/DVD

 

 

GIS Data Supplied by Nambucca Shire Council

 

For data supplied by Nambucca Shire Council the following data agreement shall accompany all data transfers. The users agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the following:

 

o? Granted approval to use the data described, only for the purpose and duration of the project.

o? The data shall not be altered in any way without the written approval of Nambucca Shire Council.

o? The data may be copied to other storage and manipulated as required for the purposes of this project only.

o? Nambucca Shire Council retains copyright of the data.

o? All base data is subject to copyright and is the property of the Land and Property Management Authority (LPI) Bathurst. Based data is updated and maintained by Nambucca Shire Council. Aerial Photography dated 2000 & 2003 is subject to copyright and is the propriety of Land and Property Management Authority. All other data supplied is subject to copyright. Please contact council for copyright details.

o? The data must not be retained once the current project on behalf of Nambucca Shire Council is completed.

o? If data supplied is required to be archived under statutory law, only the portion of data referenced and specifically relating to the project is to be archived.

o? You are prohibited from giving or selling copies of the data (in any form) to any third parties.

o? While every effort has been made to ensure the correctness of data supplied at the time of its production, Nambucca Shire Council does not warrant the information or plans do not contain errors and the Council shall be in no way liable for any loss, damage or injury as a result of any such errors.

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting

4 March 2010

Director of Engineering Services Report

ITEM 10.1??? SF90??????????????? 040310???????? Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee Meeting Minutes - 2 February 2010

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Bruce Redman, Director Engineering Services; Keith Williams, Manager Technical Services ????????

 

Summary:

 

The minutes of the Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee meeting held 2 February 2010 are attached for Council information and adoption.

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council adopt the minutes of the Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee meeting held on 2 February 2010.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Seek clarification or refer matters back to Traffic Committee.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

1??????? That Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee meets every 2 months, generally on the first Tuesday of that month.

 

2??????? The members of the Committee met on the 2 February 2010 and determined a number of matters as per attached minutes.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Sergeant J Langan (NSW Police)

Ms T McAuley ??????????????? (Roads and Traffic Authority)

Mr T Orvad ???????????????????? (Roads and Traffic Authority)

Mr B Duffus ??????????????????? (Local State Member Representative)

Mr B Redman ???????????????? (Nambucca Shire Council and Chairperson)

Mr K Williams????????????????? (Nambucca Shire Council and Manager Technical Services)

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no environmental issues involved in the approval process.

 

Social

 

There are no social issues involved in the approval process.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic issues involved in the approval process.

 

Risk

 

Decisions are based on guidelines and regulations.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

The budget contains provision for actions associated with the recommendations of the Committee.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

No variance to works funds required.

 

 

Attachments:

1View

3098/2010 - Minutes - Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee Meeting - 2 February 2010

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 4 March 2010

Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee Meeting Minutes - 2 February 2010

 

PRESENT

 

Bruce Redman

(Nambucca Shire Council & Chairman)

Keith Williams

(Nambucca Shire Council)

Sergeant Jarrod Langan

(NSW Police)

Ms T McAuley

(Roads and Traffic Authority)

Mr T Orvad

(Roads and Traffic Authority)

Mr B Duffus

(Local State Member Representative)

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

There were no apologies for this meeting.

?

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

There were no Disclosures of Interest.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES ? 1 December 2009

 

1/10 Resolved:??

 

That the minutes of the Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee 1 December 2009 were adopted by Council on the 17 December 2009 (TRIM 32562/2009) and are now confirmed.

 

?

 

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Director Engineering Services Report

ITEM 5.1????? SF876??????????????? 020210????? Advanced warning signs Medlow Public School Upper Taylors Arm

2/10 RESOLVED:??

 

Council modify 40km/h school zone at Medlow Public School, Taylors Arm to the following specifications:

 

1??????? Extend school zone 120m north of the school gates (from 40m)

2??????? Extend school zone 150m south of the school gates (from 60m)

3??????? Extend 50km/h zone on the southern approach to the school zone by a distance of 200m

4??????? Install advanced warning signs on both approaches ?40 AHEAD?

 

 

 

 


 

ITEM 5.2????? SF90????????????????? 020210????? Request for the installation of a pedestrian crossing at Riverside Drive Nambucca Heads

3/10 RESOLVED:??

 

1??????? Council advise Nambucca Valley Care the request to install a pedestrian crossing on Riverside Drive has been received and evaluated a number of times and the existing pedestrian refuge is considered as an appropriate form of crossing at this location.

 

2??????? Council upgrade advanced warning and regulatory signs at the approaches to the pedestrian refuge advising of AGED pedestrians.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 5.3????? SF90????????????????? 020210????? No Stopping Zone - Nambucca Heads Public School Ridge Street Nambucca Heads

4/10 RESOLVED:??

 

The Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee defer consideration of the installation of a ?NO STOPPING? zone on Ridge Street, Nambucca Heads outside Nambucca Heads Primary School and adjacent to the retaining wall until such time as the new staff car park is fully available to staff and consultation has been initiated with the school Principal.

 

 

???

GENERAL BUSINESS

GB1/10 - Mr Keith Williams ? Princess Street Macksville - Parking problems in parking bay on Princess Street at Wallace Street junction (Ref SF90)

Council?s Ranger has advised that further measures are required to prevent vehicles parking and facing the wrong direction in a parking bay on Princess Street at the Wallace Street junction.

 

5/10 Resolved:??

 

That Council reinstall bollards and a NO ENTRY sign to prevent vehicle access to the parking bay on Princess Street at the Wallace Street junction.

 

 

 

 

 


 

GB2/10 - Mr Keith Williams - Bellwood Park Nambucca Heads - Pedestrian/Traffic Conflict (Ref SF90)

Council has received a letter from a resident expressing his concern for the safety of children within Bellwood Park and the potential for an accident on the through road to the Golf Club.

 

Vehicles entering Bellwood Park from the direction of the town centre can travel at excessive speeds and cut corners on the approach to the playground area.

 

6/10 Resolved:??

 

That Council staff develop concept traffic management plan that will encourage acceptable vehicle speed on the Bellwood Park through road to be presented at the next Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

GB3/10 - Mr. Keith Williams - Fletcher Street Nambucca Heads - Parking Restriction (Ref SF90)

Council Ranger advised that vehicles continue to park next to a Country Energy Pad mounted substation in Fletcher Street Nambucca Heads where there were previously 2 parking bays.? This area is now within a NO STOPPING zone, however there is the potential for a single parallel parking bay.

 

7/10 Resolved:??

 

The area adjacent to the Country Energy Substation on Fletcher Street is to continue to be a NO STOPPING zone and an additional sign is to be installed to reinforce the restrictions.

 

Note: Mr Duffus requested that his vote be recorded as against this resolution.

 

 

 

 

 

GB4/10 - Mr Keith Williams - Ridge Street Nambucca Heads - Additional Parking Bays (Ref SF90)

Council staff have investigated the potential for additional parking bays on Ridge Street Nambucca Heads opposite Seascape Mall. The additional motorbike parking bays will have no impact on existing parking as it utilises areas too small for cars.

 

8/10 Resolved:??

 

That Council install 2 additional motorbike parking bays and 1 additional car parking bay with appropriate line marking and regulatory signs on Ridge Street Nambucca Heads.

 

 

 

 


 

GB5/10 - Mr Keith Williams - Upper Warrell Creek Road Congarinni - School Bus Route (Ref SF90)

Council has received a request to support the push for Busways to include Strawberry road on its route along Upper Warrell Creek Road.

 

Residents are concerned for the safety of their children and other road users as the current drop off / pick up scenario is considered too dangerous.

 

There is an existing purpose built bus shelter and bus turning area on Strawberry Road and up to 7 children would utilise the service with the potential for many more as the subdivision grows.

 

The bus currently pulls up at the intersection on Upper Warrell Creek Road and partially blocks the road for the time required for passengers to alight.

 

9/10 Resolved:??

 

That Council write to the Ministry of Transport requesting Busways include Strawberry Road on their route along Upper Warrell Creek Road.

 

 

 

 

 

GB6/10 - Mr Barry Duffus - Rosedale Street Nambucca Heads - Turning Bays (Ref SF90)

Mr Duffus has requested Council install turning bays at the top of Rosedale Street at the junction with Bowra Street Nambucca Heads to promote an efficient flow for traffic turning onto Bowra Street.

 

10/10 Resolved:

 

That Council install appropriate line marking to create turning lanes at the top of Rosedale Street Nambucca Heads.

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING DATE

 

The next meeting will be held on Monday 19 April 2010 commencing at 10.30 am.

 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Chairperson closed the meeting the time being 1.30 pm.?

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRUCE REDMAN

DIRECTOR ENGINEERING SERVICES

(CHAIRPERSON)

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting

4 March 2010

Director of Engineering Services Report

ITEM 10.2??? SF992????????????? 040310???????? Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre Committee Minutes - 12 February 2010

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The Committee addressed the issue of priorities for building maintenance.

 

Council should note that the following works have been given priority by the Committee to be addressed over time.

 

1??????? Replacement of on-site sewerage. (not costed)

2??????? Replacement of sections of security fencing $12,000.

3??????? Maintenance of bitumen car park $20,000.

4??????? Relocate hydrant and water main to the southern property boundary. (not costed)

5??????? Safety fencing at old ramp location. (Minor maintenance)

6??????? Modification to State Emergency Services (SES) area of the building $40,000.

 

????????? Item 6 has been included in the draft 2010/11 budget based on a 50% grant.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council adopt the minutes of the Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre Committee meeting held on 12 February 2010.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

No other options are required.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The Committee discussed the agenda items as presented. Each meeting addresses issues and progress within budgets. A copy of the minutes of 12 February 2010 is attached.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Members of the Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre Committee (NEOC), Nambucca Shire Council, NSW Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Services.

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

No significant impact.

 

Social

 

The Committee aims to provide equity amongst facility users.

 

Economic

 

Council, as the landlord, is responsible for building and ground maintenance.

 


Risk

 

The meeting allows the user groups to come together and discuss matters of common interest and understand the office and storage needs of the NSW Rural Fire Service and the State Emergency Services.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

The budget provides $5,000 from Council funds for building maintenance at NEOC.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

No additional funds from Council required.? The NSW Rural Fire Service have provided funding.? The State Emergency Services have identified a 50% grant if Council wishes to apply.

 

Attachments:

1View

4040/2010 - Minutes? - Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre Committee - 12 February 2010

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 4 March 2010

Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre Committee Minutes - 12 February 2010

 

PRESENT

 

Bruce Redman (Chairperson)

P King (Rural Fire Service)

R Townend (State Emergency Services)

R Monk (Observer ? Nambucca Shire Council)

M McHugh (State Emergency Services)

A Luzuriaga (Observer ? State Emergency Services)

D Phillips (Rural Fire Service)

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Cr John Ainsworth (Nambucca Shire Council)

Cr Mike Moran OAM (Nambucca Shire Council)

 

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

There were no Disclosures of Interest declared.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

1/10 Resolved:?? (Phillips/Townend)

 

That the Committee note the adoption and endorsement of the recommendations of the Minutes of the Meeting held on the 2 December 2009, by Council at its meeting of 17 December 2009.

 

 

 

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DIRECTORS REPORT

ITEM 5.1????? SF992??????????????? 120210????? Membership - Voting Entitlements

2/10 RESOLVED:?? (Townend/McHugh)

 

That the Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre Committee comply with the voting requirements enabling Committee members or nominated alternatives only to vote.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 5.2????? SF992??????????????? 120210????? State Emergency Services Extension Review MG 56 1-6 Revision B

3/10 RESOLVED:?? (Phillips/McHugh)

 

That the Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre Committee note the acceptance of the extension review plans (MG 56 1-6 Revision B) by the State Emergency Service and Rural Fire Service.

 

 

 


 

ITEM 5.3????? SF992??????????????? 120210????? Works Program Update - February 2010

4/10 RESOLVED:?? (Phillips/McHugh)

 

1??????? That the Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre note the progress of the Works Program Update ? February 2010.

 

2??????? That the NSW Rural Fire Service will continue to use Room 2 (Southern) as their training room as well as Nambucca Shire Council.

 

3??????? The future projects were discussed and given the following priorities:

 

a??????? Replacement of onsite sewerage

b??????? Replacement of sections of security fencing $12,000

c??????? Maintenance of bitumen carpark $20,000

d??????? Relocate hydrant and meter main to southern boundary (not costed)

e??????? Safety fencing at old ramp location (minor)

f???????? Modification to SES area of the building $40,000

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 5.4????? SF992??????????????? 120210????? General Business - Progress on issues raised - February 2010

5/10 RESOLVED:?? (King/Phillips)

 

1??????? That progress on the issues raised at the meeting held on February meetings be noted.

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

GB1/10 - Mr Richard Townend - Weed Spraying (Ref SF992)

Weed spraying required in car park areas.

 

 

GB2/10 - Mr Richard Townend - Modification of Drainage (Ref SF992)

Water ponds near the NSW Fire Brigade Building in Macksville and drainage needs modifying.

 

 

GB3/10 - Mrs Margaret McHugh - Supervision of Cleaning Standards (Ref SF992)

Would like to see ongoing supervision of cleaning standards within the Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre.

 

 

 

???

 

 

?

 

 

NEXT MEETING DATE

 

The next meeting to be determined.

 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Chairperson then closed the meeting the time being 12.10 pm.

 

 

 

 

Bruce Redman

(CHAIRPERSON)

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting

4 March 2010

Director of Engineering Services Report

ITEM 10.3??? SF843????????????? 040310???????? Nambucca Shire Vehicular Access to Beaches Committee Meeting Minutes - 12 February 2010

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The minutes of the Nambucca Shire Vehicular Access to Beaches Committee meeting held on the 12 February 2010 are attached.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the minutes of the Nambucca Shire Vehicular Access to Beaches Committee meeting held on the 12 February 2010 be noted and adopted.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

No other options are required.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The meeting of the Nambucca Shire Vehicular Access to Beaches Committee was held on the 12 February 2010.? The minutes are attached.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Members of the Nambucca Shire Vehicular Access to Beaches Committee

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

The minimisation of environmental damage is sought with the permit system.

 

Social

 

The 4WD permit system provides regulations to control behaviour as well as providing the means to drive on the beach for access and recreation.

 

Economic

 

No issues

 

Risk

 

Permits state acceptable behaviour when using vehicles on beaches.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

The repair of the three 4WD access tracks and associated signage if funded by the income from the sale of permits.? The income currently exceeds the cost.

 


Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

The current budget is adequate for the costs involved.

 

Attachments:

1View

3867/2010 - Minutes - Vehicular Access to Beaches Committee Meeting - 12 February 2010

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 4 March 2010

Nambucca Shire Vehicular Access to Beaches Committee Meeting Minutes - 12 February 2010

 

 

PRESENT

 

Cr Mike Moran OAM

Cr Paula Flack

Bruce Redman (Director Engineering Services)

Cr Janet Court (Chairperson)

Bob Bennett

Kevin Morrison

 

Brian Hall

Tony Hardge

 

Georgette Allen

Jim Brazel

 

Jodie Young

 

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Cr John Ainsworth

Kevin Morrison (Jnr)

Bill Watts

Bill Watts (Palmwood)

Rhett Smyth

 

 

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

There were no Disclosures of Interest declared.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

1/10 Resolved:?? (Morrison/Bennett)

 

That the Committee note the adoption and endorsement of the recommendations of the Minutes of the Meeting held 27 November 2009, by Council at its meeting of 17 December 2009.

 

 

 

 

DIRECTORS REPORT

ITEM 5.1????? SF843??????????????? 120210????? Outstanding Actions

2/10 RESOLVED:?? (Flack/Bennett)

 

The progress on outstanding actions be noted.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 5.2????? SF843??????????????? 120210????? Financial Report

3/10 RESOLVED:?? (Flack/Brazel)

 

That the Financial Report as at the 15 January 2010 be noted.

 

 

 

 


 

ITEM 5.3????? SF843??????????????? 120210????? Committee Membership

4/10 RESOLVED:?? (Flack/Hardge)

 

That the Committee determine the application of Joy Garlick to be appointed as a volunteer ranger of the Vehicular Access to Beaches Committee.

 

5/10 Resolved:?? (Flack/Morrison)

 

That Joy Garlick of Valla Beach be accepted as a Volunteer Ranger.

 

 

 

 

 

DELEGATIONS

6/10 Resolved:?? (Flack/Morrison)

 

That the following delegations be heard:

 

Mr Peter Veryhard

Mr Graham Jones

 

ITEM 5.4????? SF843??????????????? 120210????? 4WD Vehicular Access to Valla Beach

7/10 RESOLVED:?? (Moran/Flack)

 

That the Director Engineering Services provide a report on the feasibility of reopening the Gregory Street beach access track as an alternative entry.

 

8/10 Resolved:?? (Flack/Morrison)

 

That the Valla Beach Urban and Hall Committee be thanked for their verbal and written presentation and that they be given an outline of the resulting action determined by the Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 5.5????? SF843??????????????? 120210????? Parks Supervisor Inspection Report

9/10 RESOLVED:?? (Flack/Morrison)

 

That the Parks Supervisor Inspection Report be noted.

 

 

 

 


 

ITEM 5.6????? SF843??????????????? 120210????? Report from Council's Ranger for November 2009

10/10 RESOLVED: (Flack/Hardge)

 

That the Ranger?s report be noted and that he be commended for a successful outcome.

 

11/10 Resolved: (Flack/Morrison)

 

That discussion be held with the Nambucca Heads Life Saving Club on appropriate wording for a sign prohibiting access to the beach but allowing surf club activities.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 5.7????? SF843??????????????? 120210????? Honorary Rangers Reports

12/10 RESOLVED: (Moran/Morrison)

 

That the Honorary Rangers reports verbal reports as follows be noted:

 

K Morrison??????????? Pleased with the results achieved by Council?s Ranger.

 

B Hall???????????????????????????? No problems on the beach.

 

J Young??????????????? No problems on the beach.

 

J Brazel??????????????? No problems on the beach.

 

A Hardge????????????? No problems on the beach.

 

R Bennett???????????? No problems on the beach.

 

 

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

GB1/10 - Ms Georgette Allen - Signage (Ref SF843)

The large signs at each access track could be improved by advising people where to get a beach access permit.? The Council Administration Centre to be added to the sign.

 

 

GB2/10 - Ms Georgette Allen - Beach Permits (Ref SF843)

The Valla Beach Headland Store is unable to issue permits as they cannot leave the store to assess vehicles.

 

 

GB3/10 - Cr. Brian Hall ? Brochures (Ref SF843)

Voluntary Ranger Brian Hall sought copies of the revised Vehicles On Beaches brochure.

 

 


 

GB4/10 - Cr. Paula Flack - Draft Beach Access Policy (Ref SF843)

Council to provide Voluntary Rangers with a copy of the draft Beach Access Policy for comment.

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING DATE

 

The next meeting has been tentatively set for Friday 10 September 2010 commencing at 2.00 pm.

 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Chairperson then closed the meeting the time being 2.45 pm.

 

 

 

Cr Janet Court

(CHAIRPERSON)

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting

4 March 2010

Director of Engineering Services Report

ITEM 10.4??? SF1303??????????? 040310???????? Water and Swerage Strategic Business Plans and Development Servicing Plans

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Richard Spain, Manager Water and Sewerage ????????

 

Summary:

 

The existing Water and Sewerage Strategic Business Plan (SBP) and Development Servicing Plans (DSPs) were compiled in 2005 and are now outdated.? Department of Environment Climate Change and Water (DECC) Best Practice Management Guidelines stipulate that these documents should be updated at least every five years.

 

Given the likely capital works program identified in the IWCM Strategy and the need to find a solution to the water supply security issue it is considered to be imperative that Council reviews current charges and implements new charges that will provide the source of revenue to fund the predicted future financial commitments.

 

The fee proposal from Public Works is considered to provide Council with good value for money and as they have considerable experience and expertise in preparing this type of documentation it is recommended that they be engaged to complete the work.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1??? That Council accepts the fee offer from Department of Public Works ? Water Solutions to prepare Water and Sewerage Strategic Business Plans and Development Servicing Plans for the amount of $30,000 plus GST and $24,000 plus GST respectively.

 

2??? That Council purchases a copy of the latest FINMOD financial modelling software and have relevant staff trained in its use as an addition to this engagement.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

The fact that the fee offer is considered to be very competitive and unlikely to be matched by the private sector means that no other option has been considered.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Public Works have provided a fee proposal to Council for the preparation of Water and Sewerage Development Servicing Plans and a Strategic Business Plan.? The current documentation was compiled in 2005 and is due for updating.

 

An IWCM Strategy has recently been completed indicating that a number of significant capital works will be required over the next 40 years to keep pace with population growth and replace ageing assets.? Council has also recently commenced an upgrade of the Nambucca Heads Sewerage System and is proposing construct an off river storage in order to provide water supply security.

 

Given this situation it is considered to be imperative that Council begins the process of revising its current charges to better reflect.

 


The Public Works fee offer is considered to be the preferred option for Council for the following reasons:

 

?????????????? Public Works are statutory body representing the Crown and can be engaged without the need for calling quotations or tenders thus saving Council time and money in not having to prepare briefs and go through any of those processes.

 

?????????????? The fee offer is considered to be very competitive and unlikely to be matched in the market place in any case.

 

?????????????? Public Works have significant experience in financial modeling and preparation of this type of documentation having carried out similar work for a significant number of Council?s over many years.

 

?????????????? Public Works have prepared the financial modeling for inclusion in the IWCM Strategy and have ready access to the majority of the data required to prepare the final DSP documentation.

 

?????????????? Public Works are already familiar with most aspects of the Nambucca Shire water supply and sewerage systems and the team leader has worked to produce earlier versions of these same documents for Council in the past.

 

In addition it is understood that Council is proposing to hold an IWCM Workshop in the near future to review the proposed Strategy with a view to confirm the full extent of the capital works program they are prepared to commit to.

 

Should Council resolve to accept the fee offer Public Works can be in a position to provide ready feedback on the Typical Residential Bill and developer charges for any reasonable scenario that Council may wish to investigate.? This service would come at additional cost depending on the number of scenarios investigated.

 

They will also be able to prepare the final documentation in the shortest possible timeframe once decisions have been made.

 

All relevant project data will be handed over to Council on completion of the project and Public Works have offered to provide training in the use the use of the FINMOD financial modeling software at an additional cost should Council so desire.? This should enable Council to readily review it financial situation at any time and revise its DSPs as the need arises without having to engage and pay for consultants to complete the work.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

?????? General Manager

?????? Director Engineering Services

?????? Public Works

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY:

 

Social

 

The preparation of the Strategic Business Plan will clearly define the levels of service Council is committing to provide for delivery of water and sewerage services to its ratepayers.

 

Environment

 

The preparation of the Strategic Business Plan will clearly define Council?s commitment to providing water and sewerage services in a way that minimises impact on the environment?


Economic

 

The imposition of relevant fees and charges will ensure that Council can continue to operate and maintain its existing water and sewer infrastructure and provide for future expansion in an economically responsible manner

 

Risk

 

If appropriate charges are not imposed and continually reviewed in accordance with Best Practice Management Guidelines there is a major risk that Council will not be able to cater for future growth and maintain the level of water supply and sewerage service that the ratepayers have come to expect.

 

 

FINANCIAL:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

Allocations have been made in existing and future budgets for the preparation of the SBP and DSPs.

 

Source of funds and any variance to working funds

 

Funds will be sourced from the Water and sewerage Fund.

 

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting

4 March 2010

Director of Engineering Services Report

ITEM 10.5??? SF429????????????? 040310???????? Timber Bridge Partnership Program

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The Timber Bridge Program for Regional Roads has been extended by one year to include 2010/11.

 

Council previously received funding for Byrnes Bridge on Bellingen road.? Four other bridges on Regional Roads are eligible.

 

Council will have to contribute 50% of the cost for any successful applications.

 

The bridge applications were resubmitted.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council note the four eligible bridges of Mottleys, Lanes, Buttsworth No. 1 and Buttsworth No. 2 were resubmitted for 50% subsidy under the Timber Bridge Partnership Program run by the Roads and Traffic Authority.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

??? Note applications as recommended

??? Advise the RTA the applications have been revoked

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The Timber Bridge Partnership Program is a state one operated through the Roads and Traffic Authority for Regional Roads.

 

The program has been extended by one year and Council is able to nominate extra bridges for 50% funding.

 

Byrnes Bridge on Bellingen Road is this Council?s successful project for funding in 2009/2010.

 

There are four other bridges eligible for 50% funding.? They were submitted at a later time to Byrnes Bridge but received a low priority.? It has been necessary to resubmit these bridges for consideration in the 2010/11 year extension for the program.? The bridge details are:

 

Rodeo Drive

Lanes Bridge

$ 960,000

Rodeo Drive

Mottleys Bridge

$ 175,000

Bellingen Road

Buttsworth No. 1

$ 220,000

Bellingen Road

Buttsworth No. 2

$ 220,000

 

If successful the grant will be 50%.? All the four bridges have been submitted to meet deadlines in line with a previous resolution of Council.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Roads and Traffic Authority

Manager Civil Works

 


SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

Impact will relate to construction.? A Review of Environmental Factors will be prepared for any site that is successful.

 

Social

 

The provision of a concrete bridge structure provides a greater guarantee of access for residents.

 

Economic

 

Opportunity exists to obtain a 50% grant to replace timber bridges on Regional Roads to a concrete standard.

 

Risk

 

Being awarded a grant is considered to be low.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

Potential impact in 2010/11 as project is not identified in the draft budget.

 

Council?s commitment will range from $87,500 to $480,000 depending on which application is successful.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Funding will be 50% of the total bridge cost.? No allowance has been made in the 2010/11 budget for Council?s 50%.?

 

If the grant is successful the income and expenditure will have to be addressed in a quarterly budget review.

 

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