NAMBUCCA

SHIRE COUNCIL

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

AGENDA ITEMS

01 September 2011

 

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?

 

1??????? Addressing Council with regard to an item on the meeting agenda:

 

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.? The relevant agenda item will be brought forward at 5.30 pm in agenda order, and dealt with following preliminary business items on the agenda.? Public addresses are limited to five (5) minutes per person with a limit of two people speaking for and two speaking against an item.?

 

2??????? Public forum address regarding matters not on the meeting agenda:

 

Council allows not more than two (2) members of the public per meeting to address it on matters not listed in the agenda provided the request is received before publication of the agenda 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 Council?s website: www.nambucca.nsw.gov.au


 

NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

Ordinary Council Meeting - 01 September 2011

 

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 August 2011

5??????? PUBLIC FORUM

6??????? ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE ??

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

8??????? General Manager Report

8.1???? Notice of Motion - Cr Smyth Request for Leave - 16-28 September 2011

8.2???? Outstanding Actions and Reports

8.3???? Destination 2036 Workshop

8.4???? Missabotti Community Centre Committee of Management AGM - 27 July 2011 - Minutes

8.5???? Gordon Park Tennis Centre Committee of Management - Annual General Meeting - 28 July 2011 - Minutes

8.6???? Gordon Park Rainforest Walks Committee of Management - Annual General Meeting - 11 August 2011 - Minutes

8.7???? Grant Application Status Report - 25 August 2011

8.8???? Response to concerns about the conduct of the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel meeting to consider the development application for the proposed St Patrick's School, Dudley Street, Macksville

8.9???? Minutes of the Macksville Saleyards Advisory Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 23 August 2011

8.10?? Coffs Coast Rail Service

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

9.1???? DA's and CDC's Received and Determined under Delegated Authority to 22 August 2011

9.2???? Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined to 22 August 2011

9.3???? Development Application Statistics with Comparable Figures for all Developments for 2010/2011 and Comparable Years from 2005-2011

9.4???? Minutes of the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuary and Coastline Management Committee Meeting held on 12 August 2011 ????


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????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 1 September 2011

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.1????? SF1595??????????? 010911???????? Notice of Motion - Cr Smyth Request for Leave - 16-28 September 2011

 

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

 

Summary:

 

I request leave for the period 16 September 2011 to 28 September 2011 inclusive, for personal reasons.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Cr Anne Smyth be granted leave of absence in accordance with Section 234(d) of the Local Government Act for the period 17 September 2011 to 28 September 2011, inclusive.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

1??????? That leave be granted

 

2??????? That leave not be granted

 

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 1 September 2011

General Manager

ITEM 8.2????? SF959????????????? 010911???????? 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 2009

1

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.

 

RO/IT

Hardware has been installed being:

1. ESXi host server in the library. This server runs VMware ESX which is then capable of hosting our servers in a virtual environment if required.

2. Platespin Protect. Installed on the ESX host is a virtual server dedicated to handling replications from our physical servers. Each physical server has a Platespin agent installed to facilitate this replication.

3. Fibre link between admin office and library DR site.

 

Planning is underway to update and then test Council?s disaster recovery and business continuity plan.

AUGUST 2009

2

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.

Plan currently being reviewed.

Deferred to October 2010.

Not completed ? deferred to November 2010.

MANEX agreed to rehabilitate Bellwood between Pacific Hwy & Mumbler St with existing contributions.

To be included in Works Program for 2011/2012.

Enquiry to be made with D of P re progress of subdivision application.

 

DoP confirmed that subdivision application submitted, but not ready for public exhibition yet (8/3/11)

 

Confirmation from DoPi (14/06/11) that this major Project will continue under Part 3A with the Department being the Consent Authority.

 


 


JANUARY 2010

3

SF839

21/01/10

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

 

GM

On-going.

 

 

 

 

MARCH 2010

 

4

SF820

20/05/10

Quarterly performance review be presented to Clrs for comment at the first Council meeting of the month; with comments to be received by the next business paper deadline; and with the Performance review + Councillors comments to be considered at the following GPC.? Also dot points be replaced with no?s & an electronic copy to be provided to those Councillors who want it.

 

GM

On-going.

 

 

 

JULY 2010

 

5

SF638

15/07/10

Council formulate a plan of management for land which is occupied by the Valla Beach Pre-School.

 

GM

Scheduled for October 2010.

Deferred to November 2010.

Pre School unable to secure an easement over adjoining land for maintenance of bushfire buffer.? Plan of Management to be prepared following resolution of Pre School extensions.

 

 

6

SF218

15/07/10

Council review investigations to extend sewer to the Lower Nambucca and investigate effluent disposal issues in Eungai.

 

GM/

DEP

Letter sent to owners in Lower Nambucca.? Briefing and discussion with property owners to be arranged.

DEP to investigate Eungai.

De Groot Benson contacted concerning a meeting date in February 2011.

Information sent through to consultant.? Meeting now not likely to late March 2011.

Consultant advised that meeting will need to be deferred to May 2011 due to unavailability.

 

Staff workloads have not permitted to proceed in May.? June now targeted.

Now deferred to August.

 

Costings being prepared on a pressurised system so facts and figures will be discussed.

 

 


OCTOBER 2010

7

SF1031

21/10/10

New policies be reported back to Council for determination.

 

GM

January 2011.

IPR current priority. Deferred to March 2011.

IPR and reformatting of Management Plan remain priorities.? Have had to defer again to April 2011. Now May 2011.?

 

Report presented to 21 July 2011 Council meeting.

 


 

NOVEMBER 2010

8

SF1471

04/11/10

That a Saleyard seminar be held for the community after Council has received the report from Council?s Property Officer and prior to making any final decision on the future of the Saleyards.

 

GM

Report scheduled for December 2010.

Report scheduled for January 2011.

Property Officer to write to CMA requesting funds for improving Saleyards effluent issue.

 

Awaiting response from CMA.

 

Report to 4 August 2011 Council meeting.

 

Forum Date:? 19 September 2011

 

9

PRF54

18/11/10

Council approach LPMA re future management of Boultons Crossing (Gumma) Reserve

 

GM

Letter written to LPMA 26 November 2010.? Meeting with LPMA and Committee of Management arranged for 27/1/2011.

 

Meeting held on 27/1/2011.? Awaiting advice from LPMA on bringing more crown land into the reserve and grant opportunities.

GM to follow up with Committee of Management.

 

Report to Council on 16 June 2011.

Letter has now been sent to LPMA requesting that they make alternative arrangements for the management of the Reserve and suggesting a community based Trust.?

 

 

DECEMBER 2010

10

SF844

16/12/10

That a Project Implementation Management Plan for the off-stream dam be developed to include provision for hollow bearing trees that are removed as part of the pre-clearing survey to be replaced by nesting boxes of similar dimension provided in suitable vegetation, with the catchment above the dam top water level.

 

DES

GHD commissioned.? Plan anticipated in March 2011.

 

To be included within the contract documentation as a condition imposed on the contractor obligations and compliance with the EIS.

FEBRUARY 2011

11

SF1508

3/2/11

Council revert to in-house monitoring of energy consumption and greenhouse gas production and revisit the option of engaging consultants for benchmarking in 12 months time.

 

DES

Report in February 2012.

MARCH 2011

12

DA2010/234

17/3/11

Council develop a policy as to the cumulative impacts of locating fill on the floodplain at Macksville and also review the matrix in the Floodplain Risk Management Plan

 

DEP

Brief to be prepared and new floodplain study to be undertaken during 2011.

 

RTA have now engaged Consultants to prepare a new full and comprehensive flood study which will be provided to Council upon completion.? At this time Council will be able to proceed to complete a new Flood Plain Risk Management Plan incorporates a revised matrix.


 

APRIL 2011

13

SF29

7/4/2011

That a Committee be formed comprising the Mayor, library delegates, MCCS to investigate the possibility of forming a relationship with other local Council libraries and that the Committee report back to Council by Feb 2012.

 

DEP

MCCS to arrange an Inaugural Meeting.? Meeting has been arranged to discuss proposal with Coffs Harbour City Council on Monday 23 May 2011.

 

Meeting held ? report to come to Council for future direction.

 

 

14

SF358

7/4/2011

That the GM report on the options for the use of the funds in the S94 reserve for public recreation in the Macksville/Scotts Head catchment including foreshore redevelopment at River Street, Macksville.

 

GM

Report to Council in May 2011.? Deferred as Section 94 officer has been on sick leave.

 

Section 94 Officer has now resigned.? To be reported in August.

 

Deferred to September 2011

15

SF878

7/4/2011

That Council request a presentation from the Executive of the Mid North Weight of Loads Group at a GPC meeting.

 

DES

Request forwarded to Mid North Weight of Loads to present at a General Purpose Committee Meeting.

16

SF84

21/4/2011

Council write to the head of the local district of the RFS and request copies of annual reports of expenditure in this district for the past 5 years.

 

DES

Letters sent week ending 29 April 2011.

MAY 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

SF1595

19/5/2011

Council forward concerns raised over the determination of DA 2010/234 Proposed Primary School to the Joint Regional Planning Panel Secretariat with a copy to the NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Oxley, the Hon. Andrew Stoner MP.

 

GM

Letter sent 26 May 2011

18

SF1595

19/5/2011

Council ask the Minister to make an urgent determination as to whether the issues raised in the letters of complaint and public representations regarding the JRPP?s determination of DA 2010/234 provide grounds for the Minister to exercise his responsibilities under Section 7(f) of the EPA Act.

 

GM

Letter sent 26 May 2011

19

SF1595

19/5/2011

The General Manager present an overview of the Annual Report to Councillors upon its completion.

 

GM

Overview report to be presented in November 2011

20

SF909

19/5/2011

Manager Business Development prepare a digital economy strategy re identifying blackspots to be presented to the NBN Co for rollout consideration.

 

GM

September 2011

21

SF1031

19/5/2011

That a new policy covering donations to charities be prepared to cover all existing policies and to better ration the limited donations budget.

 

GM

In progress ? report to future meeting.

 

 

22

DA2011/53

19/5/2011

Engineering Dept. provide a further report on the outcome of the GHD investigation (drainage catchment above Riverside Gardens) and whether there will still be an issue with the outlet under Riverside Drive once the detention basin has been cleared.

 

DES

GHD contacted and report anticipated end of June early July - proposed to present Council with a report for the GPC scheduled for August.

 

 

JUNE 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

SF841

2/06/2011

Council write to the RTA requesting they design the new Nambucca River bridge at Macksville to provide 62m between the main channel piers and ensure the bridge is tall enough to allow yachts to pass under at maximum high tide.

 

DEP

Letter sent 8 June 2011.

 

No response as at 26/07/2011.

24

PRF15

16/06/2011

 

Council defer demolition of the old amenities at Coronation Park until 30 September 2011 to allow Trust to complete proposal to restore parts of the building.

 

DES

Report for Council in December 2011.

 

Letter sent to Coronation Park Trust advising the Executive of Council?s resolution.

25

SF674

16/06/2011

 

Premier and Minister be advised of history of Coffs Coast Waste and Council request a contribution to its costs in varying the contract from the proceeds of the Waste Levy.

 

GM

Letter sent

 

Acknowledgement letter received

JULY 2011

26

SF952

7/7/2011

Council receive a report on opportunities to improve the way Council manages native veg on native land including communication with contractors & Essential Energies including a report on work undertaken behind the Library.

 

DES

September 2011

27

SF952

7/7/2011

Grants Officer investigate grants for solar lighting and that the V-Wall be included in the quarterly budget review to see whether solar lighting can be funded.

 

DES

October 2011

28

SF952

7/7/2011

That the suggestions made by John Tait in the Public Forum be put up as discussion paper.

 

DEP

September 2011

 

Matters being reviewed for inclusion in a discussion paper.? To be included in IPR.

29

PRF72

7/7/2011

That a Plan of Management within Kingsworth Lake Reserve be prepared by Engineering Services.

DES

October 2011

30

SF1031

21/7/2011

That the policies be organised and made functional under each Directorate and the regular review and updating of the policies be the responsibility of each Director.

GM

DEP

DES

Ongoing review

31

SF1669

21/7/2011

That Council seek a proposal from Public Works to project manage the construction contract for the Off River Storage Project with a view to extending their engagement should the proposal be considered acceptable.

DES

Proposal being sourced from Public Works and will be reported to 21 September 2011 General Purpose Committee Meeting.

32

SF86

21/7/2011

That Council write to the Minister expressing Council?s disappointment that nowhere in the SESOne Plan is there an expressed desire let alone a requirement for financial efficiency or sustainability.

DES

Letter sent to Minister 27 July 2011

33

SF1031

21/7/2011

That the policy for Climate Change Adaption be deferred to allow amendments to be made to the draft policy

DEP

Policy under revision and to be reported to future General Purpose Committee Meeting

AUGUST 2011

34

SF15

4/8/2011

Saleyards Committee meet as a matter of urgency to consider any other options for the future operation of the Macksville Saleyards to be considered at the Saleyard Forum

GM

The Saleyard Forum is being arrange for 5.30 pm on Monday 19 September 2011 in the Council Chambers.

35

SF15

4/8/2011

Four Councillors have conflict of Interest in Saleyards issues

GM

GM write to the Minister of Local Government for seeking dispensation for Councillors.? Letter sent 11 August 2011

36

SF1595

4/8/2011

Replacement of corroded light poles on the V-Wall at Nambucca Heads

DES

Council write to lmp requesting replacement of light poles on V-Wall

 

Letter sent 9 August 2001

37

SF1460

4/8/2011

Council undertake a review of its rating structure

GM

Report to October 2011 Council Meeting

38

SF578

4/8/2011

Cancellation of the NSW Home Saver Rebate Program

DEP

Council write to the officer of Environment and Heritage expressing concern about cancellation of the NSW Home Saver Rebate Program.? Letter sent 25 August 2011.

39

RF275

18/8/2011

Council make representations to the Hon. Andrew Stoner re the repair of the southern section of the Bellingen Road.? Council request that residents, NVT and the Bowraville Chamber make similar representations.

GM

Letters sent 25 August 2011

40

SF674

18/8/2011

Council write to Biomass re awareness campaign for what is/is not to be placed in the red bin.? Council write to CHCC seeking clarification as to Biomass? plans regarding the upgrading of its facilities to produce a complying product from mixed waste and whether there are any changes to the proposed costs.

DES

Letters not written as at 24 August 2011.

41

SF1668

18/8/2011

Council seek a formal quotation from the NSW Electoral Commission to conduct the 2012 elections and there be a further report to Council with a comparison of cost for council undertaking the election.

GM

There has been an exchange of correspondence with the Electoral Commission.? They refuse to provide a firm quote.? To be reported in October.

42

SF633

18/8/2011

Council write to the Prime Minister and others re a continuation and enhancement of the Roads to Recovery Program (R2R) on a permanent basis.

DES

Letters not written as at 24 August 2011.

43

SF84

18/8/2011

Council write to the Premier of NSW stating its dissatisfaction with the response received from the Minister for Policy and Emergency re huge disparity between the current RFS bid and the rate peg.

DES

Letters not written as at 24 August 2011.

44

SF593

18/8/2011

Council receive a further report at the October GPC to consider appropriate drainage design standards based on the GHD document ? Seaview Street, catchment.

DES

Report to October 2011 GPC.

45

SF741

18/8/2011

Paveline truck - that a further report be prepared on the half year July 2011 to December 2011 for comparison with the results for the previous 6 month period.

DES

Report to January 2012.

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

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Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 1 September 2011

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.3????? SF87??????????????? 010911???????? Destination 2036 Workshop

 

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

 

Summary:

 

There is an agenda for substantial structural change to NSW local government.? An Implementation Steering Committee (ISC) has been established by the Government consisting of the Chief Executive of the Division of Local Government (Chair), the Presidents of the Local Government and Shires Associations and the President of the Local Government Managers? Association (LGMA).? The Government wishes to implement structural reforms to NSW Councils in 2012 .

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the information concerning the Destination 2036 Workshop and its Communique be received.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

There are no real options.? The report is for information.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The Mayor and myself attended the Destination 2036 Workshop on 17-18 August at Dubbo.? The Workshop was convened by the Division of Local Government to provide direction for the future of local government in NSW.? The workshop was well attended with every Council in NSW generally being represented by their Mayor and General Manager.

 

The Workshop was opened by the Minister for Local Government, the Hon. Don Page MP.? The Minister made it clear that the Government was keen to push a reform agenda, and made particular reference to the need for change in the Sydney metropolitan area.? He also identified the need for change in far western NSW.? The Minister indicated that the Federal Government expects local government reform in NSW.? The Minister?s speech is attached.

 

The first day of the Workshop wasn?t as productive as the second.? It mainly dealt with a Vision and Mission Statement with some interesting polling of delegates in relation to options for structural reform.? The polling indicated a high level of support for the need for structural reform, although this broke down when there was further polling on specific options for change.

 

An interesting presentation on 17 August was from an executive of England?s local government association.? Councils in England are responsible for education and housing as well as the infrastructure we are responsible for.? Councils there are facing a real cut in funding of 30% over 4 years with a 12% real cut in funding in this financial year.? Overall England is cutting funding across the public sector by 19%.

 

By necessity England?s Councils now have considerable experience in different structural options to improve efficiency.? These include joint management arrangements, sharing of back office functions, sharing of front office functions, outsourcing and joint ventures, sharing procurement and assets and sharing expertise.? It was observed that sharing of back office functions had progressed faster than other options.? However sharing of front office functions, and particularly co-location was now catching up.? Sharing of expertise was also popular.? It was emphasised that shared services required a committed Council leadership and on-going work through joint teams to provide the necessary scrutiny and accountability.

 

On 18 August there were presentations on options for structural reform and workshops to give detailed consideration to those options.? The groups then reported back their findings to all of the workshop attendees.? On 19 August the Division of Local Government issued the attached communiqu? concerning the outcome of the workshop and the following steps in the process.

 

At face value the communiqu? reinforces an agenda for substantial change with the Chief Executive of the Division of Local Government referring to the, ?two day workshop representing the first stage in a new era in State/Local Government relations and (which) sets the stage for some of the biggest reforms in the history of local government in the State?.

 

The communiqu? also refers to the, ?broad consensus amongst representatives that change and reform is needed within the sector to meet changing community needs?.

 

An Implementation Steering Committee (ISC) has been established by the Government consisting of the Chief Executive of the Division of Local Government (Chair), the Presidents of the Local Government and Shires Associations and the President of the Local Government Managers? Association (LGMA).

 

The ISC will meet on 2 September to consider the workshop outcomes with a draft action plan to be distributed around the end of September for consultation.? The communiqu? indicates that feedback will be considered and incorporated into the final action plan by the end of the year so that implementation by the two tiers of government can commence in 2012.? This is relatively ambitious program and again is consistent with the mood for change referred to above.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

The workshop outcomes have been discussed with other Mayors and General Managers.? In general most observed there is an agenda for significant change.

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no implications for the environment.

 

Social

 

The social implications are as yet unknown.

 

Economic

 

The economic implications are as yet unknown.

 

Risk

 

The risk issues are as yet unknown.? Whilst there can be speculation about the risks, a proper assessment will only be able to be undertaken following the release of the draft action plan due by the end of September.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

At this stage there is no budgetary impact.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

At this stage there is no impact on working funds.

 

Attachments:

1View

23687/2011 - Destination 2036 - Ministers Keynote Address

 

2View

23408/2011 - Destination 2036 Workshop - Communique

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 1 September 2011

Destination 2036 Workshop

 














Ordinary Council Meeting - 1 September 2011

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Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 1 September 2011

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.4????? SF321????????????? 010911???????? Missabotti Community Centre Committee of Management AGM - 27 July 2011 - Minutes

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Lorraine Hemsworth, Executive Assistant ????????

 

Summary:

 

The report acknowledges the Annual General Meeting of the Missabotti Community Centre Committee of Management and the new Committee.? Copies of the Minutes of this meeting and the Financial Statement are attached.

 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council endorse minutes of the Committee of Management for the Missabotti Community Centre?s Annual General Meeting held on 27 July 2011, and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in the past twelve months.

 

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

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

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The AGM of the Missabotti Community Centre Committee of Management was held on Wednesday 27 July 2011.

 

The Committee of Management for 2011/2012 is:

 

President??????????????????????? June Owen

Vice President???????????????? Dawn Jackson

Secretary??????????????????????? Deb Selby

Treasurer ??????????????????????? Marnie Moran

Booking Clerk????????????????? Mark Selby

Publicity Officer?????????????? Brian Creevey

Committee Members:?????? John Owen, Mark Hudson, Dianna Trilsbach, Mal Rea, Kerrie Smith, Tina Holmes.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There was no consultation.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no implications for the environment.

 

Social

 

There are no social implications.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

There are no risk implications.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There are no financial implications.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There are no implications for working funds.

 

 

 

 

Attachments:

1View

22456/2011 - Missabotti Community Centre AGM - 27 July 2011 - Minutes and Financial Statement

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 1 September 2011

Missabotti Community Centre Committee of Management AGM - 27 July 2011 - Minutes

 



Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 1 September 2011

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.5????? SF325????????????? 010911???????? Gordon Park Tennis Centre Committee of Management - Annual General Meeting - 28 July 2011 - Minutes

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Lorraine Hemsworth, Executive Assistant ????????

 

Summary:

 

The report acknowledges the Annual General Meeting of the Gordon Park Tennis Centre Committee of Management and the new Committee which was held on 28 July 2011.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council endorse the minutes of the Committee of Management Gordon Park Tennis Centre?s Annual General Meeting? which was held on 28 July 2011 and that Council thank the outgoing Committee for their work in 2010/2011.

 

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

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

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The AGM of the Gordon Park Tennis Centre Committee of Management was held on Thursday 28 July 2011.

 

The Committee of Management for 2011/2012 consists of:

 

President????????????????????????????????? Colin McAulay

Vice President????????????????????????? David Clayton

Secretary????????????????????????????????? Margaret Tait

Treasurer????????????????????????????????? John Tait

Other Committee Members??????? Lyn Crane, Graham Harris, Julie Richards, Peggy Lyons, Melissa Mackay, Heather McPhee, Donna Mills,?

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been no consultation in preparing this report.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no implications on the environment.

 

Social

 

There are no social implications


Economic

 

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

There are no risk implications.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There are no financial implications.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is no variance to working funds.

 

Attachments:

1View

22284/2011 - Minutes of AGM's held 28 July 2011 - Gordon Park Tennis Centre Committee of Management and Nambucca Heads Tennis Club

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 1 September 2011

Gordon Park Tennis Centre Committee of Management - Annual General Meeting - 28 July 2011 - Minutes

 










Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 1 September 2011

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.6????? SF312????????????? 010911???????? Gordon Park Rainforest Walks Committee of Management - Annual General Meeting - 11 August 2011 - Minutes

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Lorraine Hemsworth, Executive Assistant ????????

 

Summary:

 

The report acknowledges the Annual General Meeting of the Gordon Park Rainforest Walks Committee of Management and the new Committee.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council endorse the minutes of the Committee of Management of the Gordon Park Rainforest Walks? Annual General Meeting which was held on 11 August 2011 and that Council thank the outgoing Committee for their work in 2010/2011.

 

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

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

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The AGM of the Gordon Park Rainforest Walks Committee of Management was held on Thursday 11 August 2011.

 

The Committee of Management for 2011/2012 consists of:

 

President????????????????????????????????? Gwen Harden

Vice President????????????????????????? Paul Davies

Secretary/Treasurer?????????????????? John Tait

Works Manager???????????????????????? Peter Dingle

Publicity Officer???????????????????????? Dot Secombe

Other Committee Members??????? Rhonda Davies, Edna Stride,? Jenny Pass, John Pass, Cr Anne Smyth

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been no consultation in preparing this report.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no implications on the environment.

 

Social

 

There are no social implications


Economic

 

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

There are no risk implications.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There are no financial implications.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is no variance to working funds.

 

Attachments:

1View

22469/2011 - AGM Gordon Park Rainforest Walks Committee of Management - Minutes and Financial Statement

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 1 September 2011

Gordon Park Rainforest Walks Committee of Management - Annual General Meeting - 11 August 2011 - Minutes

 







Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 1 September 2011

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.7????? SF1389??????????? 010911???????? Grant Application Status Report - 25 August 2011

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Colleen Henry, 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 applications and their status to 25 August 2011 be received.

 

 

Successful grant applications (not yet acquitted):

Grant and date of approval

Funding Amount

Amount -Council

Description

Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program

November 2010

$165,000

None required

Macksville Park ? Storage Building $45,000

Macksville Pool ? Additional Lane $20,000

E J Biffin Fields ? carpark rehabilitation $68,000

Bowraville Public amenities ? upgrade $32,000

Office of the Premier

Community Building Partnership Program

December 2010

$70,938

Matching funding

Amenities Anderson Park, Valla Beach - $34,000

Playground Anderson Park, Valla Beach - $15,000

2NVR Assistance for relocation - $10,000

History in Print Project (Microfilm Reader) $11938

Sport and Recreation Participation Program

December 2010

$9,888

None required

Staying Strong exercise program to be delivered as part of Safe and Savvy Seniors (SASS), at Macksville Senior Citizens? Centre

Federal Government election commitment? (confirmed)

$120,000

None required

Relocation of 2NVR radio station to Tewinga Hall

Better Boating Program

 

$40,750

 

$14,290

Matching funding

Matching funding

Public pump-out facility at Nambucca Heads jetty

 

Lions Park Boat Ramp widening Macksville

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water etc

 

$1 million

None required

Detailed design for off river water storage

Saluting Their Service, Department of Veterans Affairs (Grants Officer Assisted Community Group)

$4,000

NA

Rebuilding of Taylors Arm War Memorial

 

Additions since last report:

Grant and Date of Notice

Amount

Amount - Council

Description

Indigenous Sport and Recreation Program

August 2011

$46,300 (full request of $168,000 not awarded)

NA

Nambucca Valley Sports Facilitation Program (Ritchie Donovan)

Total year to date

$1,471,166

Applications made but not yet determined:

 

Funding Body

Amount

Amount - Council

Project Name

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

No closing date

 

$10 million

TBC

Off-river water storage (subject to a number of conditions including detailed plans, relevant approvals, Council funding, confirmation of final project costs.

Coastline Cycleway Grant 2010-2011

Closed November 2011

$50,000

$50,000

Completion of 350m section of cycleway between Nambucca Heads and Macksville.

Department of Sport and Recreation Facilities Grant

Closed 15 April 2011

$960

NA (matching funds to come from NHTTC)

1 Table Tennis Tables for NH Table Tennis Club (NHTTC)

$406,870

$206,870 (2011/12 budget)

2 E J Biffen Drainage Improvement

 

$19,042

NA (matching funds to be provided by group)

3 Bowraville Cricket Club Nets and Pitch

$62,194

$20,000 (2011/12 budget)

4 Unkya Reserve Playground equipment and toilets

Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government - Regional Development Australia Fund

Closed 13 May 2011

$1,615,000

None required

Community Transport Project ? Purchase of land and building for Nambucca Heads depot

Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Volunteers Grants

Closed 8 June 2011

$5000

$4171

$1729

$4998

$4760

$4650

$1999

$4998

None required

Macksville Showgrounds

Mary Boulton

Talarm Hall

EJ Biffin

Coronation Park

Valla Beach

Argents Hill Hall

Welsh?s Park CoM

Department of Health and Ageing

Closed 19 August 2011

$566,430

NA

Healthy Communities Initiative Phase 3

(original application has been resubmitted to this round)

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 1 September 2011

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.8????? DA2010/234????? 010911???????? Response to concerns about the conduct of the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel meeting

 

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

 

Summary:

 

Not required.? The report is short.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1??????? That the response from the Executive Director, Assessment Systems and General Counsel ????????? concerning the conduct of the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel meeting on 12 April ????????? 2011 be received.

 

2??????? That the complainants be advised of the response from the Executive Director, Assessment ????????? Systems and General Counsel.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

There are no real options.? Council has made its point and further correspondence will serve no useful purpose.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

At Council?s meeting on 19 May it was resolved that in accordance with the Joint Regional Planning Panels Complaint Handling Policy Council forward the concerns raised over the determination of DA 2010/234 Proposed Primary School, Lot 11 DP 805157, Dudley Street, Macksville to the Joint Regional Planning Panel Secretariat, with a copy to the NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Oxley the Hon Andrew Stoner MP.

 

The attached letter was sent on 27 May 2011 and the attached response has now been received from the Executive Director, Assessment Systems and General Counsel.

 

The Executive Director advises that he is satisfied that the Panel members have followed the procedures set out in the Operational Guidelines and adhered to the Code of Conduct in their dealing with this application.

 

The advice from the Executive Director is that the, ?key issues discussed in the meeting related primarily to flooding and were raised at the public meeting itself? (page 2).? Assuming this to be the case there is no explanation why the public had to be excluded or why the issues had to be discussed twice.? There is not even an acknowledgement in the letter that the practice is undesirable or an appreciation of how members of the public may form an adverse perception.

 

Whilst a practice of excluding members of the public from the Council Chambers to enable the discussion of a development application is not one followed by this Council, in the circumstances there is no further action that Council can take.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been consultation with the Panel Secretariat of the Joint Regional Planning Panels.

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no implications for the environment.

 

Social

 

There are no social implications.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

The concern indicated in Council?s resolution and subsequent correspondence is that the Joint Regional Planning Panel should meet in public.? Excluding members of the public from the Council Chambers to enable a closed discussion of a development application immediately prior to a public meeting does not create a perception of openness and transparency.? Certainly the Council would be open to criticism from the community and Division of Local Government if it adopted a similar practice.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There is no financial impact.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is no impact on working funds.

 

Attachments:

1View

14366/2011 - Letter from Council

 

2View

22583/2011 - Response from Dept. of Planning & Infrastructure

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 1 September 2011

Response to concerns about the conduct of the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel meeting

 

Enquiries to:? Michael Coulter

Phone No:????? 6568 0200

Email:???????????? michael.coulter@nambucca.nsw.gov.au

Mobile:?????????? 0409 153 788

Our Ref:??????? DA2010/234, SF1595

 

 

 

27 May 2011

 

 

 

The Panel Secretariat

Joint Regional Planning Panels

GPO Box 3415

SYDNEY?? NSW?? 2001

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

CONCERNS RAISED OVER THE DETERMINATION PROCESS OF THE JOINT REGIONAL PLANNING PANEL DECISION ? DA 2010/234 ? PROPOSED PRIMARY SCHOOL, DP 805157, DUDLEY STREET MACKSVILLE.? REFERENCE NO 2010NTH027

 

This development application was determined by the Joint Regional Planning Panel at its meeting on 12 April 2011 in the Nambucca Shire Council Chambers.? The application was refused.

 

Council has received formal requests to follow-up concerns relating to process and procedure in the determination of DA2010/0234.? In particular, the requests query a closed discussion between the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) members and Council staff prior to the public meeting, and indicate that there was a public perception that the Panel had reached a decision after the Closed discussion and prior to the public meeting and community representations.? A number of telephone complainants have expressed a similar view.

 

Reference is made to the JRPP Operational Procedures, Code of Conduct and Complaint Handling Policy.

 

Section 5.1 of the Operational Procedures states:

 

?The Planning Panel is a meeting where the Regional Panel meets in public to consider the DA that has been referred to it.? The purpose of the meeting is for the Regional Panel to hear those who wish to express their view on the DA before the Panel makes a decision.? Following hearing of public submission, the Panel may proceed to determine the application or decide another course of action where appropriate.?

 

Section 5.8 of the Operational Procedures states:

 

?Regional Panel meetings are to be conducted in public, unless otherwise directed by the Minister, or unless the Chairperson is of the opinion there are justifiable reasons to conduct any part of the meeting in closed session.?


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The Panel Secretariat

Joint Regional Planning Panels

27 May 2011

 

 

The Regional Panel public meeting was scheduled to commence at 11.30 am.? The closed discussion referred to in the letters occurred immediately before the public meeting and will quite likely be considered by the Panel as not part of the public meeting.

 

However, the JRPP Code of Conduct States:

 

?You are accountable to the public for your decisions and actions and should consider issues on their merits, taking into account the views of others.? (Section 1.5)

 

?You have a duty to be open as possible about your decisions and actions.?

 

The JRPP?s Complaints Handling Policy advises that complaints should be forwarded to the Panel Secretariat and that they will be assessed against the principles of procedural fairness.

 

Council would appreciate your response to the concerns raised in the enclosed correspondence and for you to identify the action which you propose to take.

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

 

 

Michael Coulter

GENERAL MANAGER

 

MAC:ms

 

cc????? The Hon Andrew Stoner MP

??????????? Deputy Premier, Minister for Trade & Investment, Minister for Regional Infrastructure & Services

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 1 September 2011

Response to concerns about the conduct of the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel meeting

 




Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 1 September 2011

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.9????? SF21??????????????? 010911???????? Minutes of the Macksville Saleyards Advisory Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 23 August 2011

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The report concerns the adoption of recommendations from the Saleyards Advisory Committee meeting on 23 August 2011.

 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council investigate an effluent management system that has primary and secondary treatment with treated effluent to be sent to Council?s sewerage system.? In rain events the Saleyards run off is to be directed to the stormwater system.

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council investigate funding an effluent management system at the Macksville Saleyards through its Environmental Levy.

 

Recommendation:

 

That the following options be put to the Saleyard Forum for discussion and consideration:

 

1??????? The closure of the Macksville Saleyards;

 

2??????? That the Macksville Showground Committee of Management be directly responsible for leasing the Macksville Saleyards;

 

3??????? That Nambucca Shire Council be directly responsible for leasing the Macksville Saleyards;

 

4??????? The sale of the whole Macksville Showground including the Macksville Saleyards to the Show Society (as an Incorporated Association);

 

5??????? The status quo being Council?s continued management of the Macksville Saleyards and their use by G J Kennedy Ltd under Licence.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Mr George Hicks OAM speak at the Saleyard Forum on behalf of the Macksville Saleyards Advisory Committee.

 

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

The report lists the recommendations from the Saleyards Advisory Committee for adoption.? Council can choose whether or not to adopt the recommendations.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

At Council?s meeting on 4 August 2011 it was resolved that the Saleyards Committee meet as a matter of urgency to consider any other options for the future operation of the Macksville Saleyards to be considered at the Saleyard Forum.

 

Council also resolved as follows:

 

A?????? That Council undertake a Saleyard Forum open to the public to discuss options for the Macksville Saleyards including:

 

1??????? Their closure for the reason they are not commercially viable and Council is unable to fund the capital works which will be required for their retention and continued operation; and,

 

2??????? Their leasing to G J Kennedy on terms to be negotiated.

 

3??????? Other options which maybe put forward.

 

4??????? That the outcome of the forum be presented to the Saleyards Committee for comment and with their feedback to be included in the final report to Council.

 

B?????? That the Saleyard Forum be chaired by the Mayor and representatives of the following organisations be invited to attend:

 

?????????? Saleyard Advisory Committee;

?? ????? G J Kennedy;

?? ????? Saleyard Operators of Australia;

?? ????? Macksville Showground Committee of Management;

?? ????? Department of Primary Industry;

?? ????? Office of Environment & Heritage;

?? ????? WorkCover;

?? ????? Jardine Lloyd Thompson;

?? ????? The Hon. Andrew Stoner, Deputy Premier and Member for Oxley;

?? ????? NSW Farmers;

?? ????? Farmer representatives.

 

The Macksville Saleyards Advisory Committee met on 23 August 2011.

 

There was discussion concerning the options for keeping the Saleyards open at the cheapest possible cost.

 

A number of governance arrangements were discussed being that the Macksville Showground Committee of Management be directly responsible for leasing the Saleyards; alternatively that Council be directly responsible for the leasing of the Saleyards; the sale of the Showground including the Saleyards to the Showground Committee (as an incorporated association); and also the status quo being Council?s continued management of the Saleyards and their use under licence.? The other alternative of closing the Saleyards is obviously not preferred by the public and private sector representatives on the Committee but was agreed to be included for the sake of completeness.

 

The option of selling the Showground (including the Saleyards) to the Showground Committee as an Incorporated Association could be revisited with the offer of a substantial annual payment for say 5 to 10 years.? This payment would be in recognition of the subsidy which Council currently provides to the Saleyards and also other funding to assist with the maintenance of buildings and infrastructure.? The potential benefit with such an arrangement is that the Incorporated Association may be able to stretch the available funding further than Council through the use of volunteer labour and grants.

 

It was agreed that the immediate financial problem which has to be resolved is the provision of an effluent management system.? There was discussion of two funding options being the use of funds from the Environmental Levy or obtaining a special rate variation.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been consultation with the Saleyards Advisory Committee.

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

The lack of an effluent management system at the Macksville Saleyards is a significant environmental issue.

 

Social

 

The importance of the Macksville Saleyards as a local meeting place has been previously reported on.

 

Economic

 

The importance of the Macksville Saleyards to the local economy has been previously reported on.

 

Risk

 

The consideration of the future management arrangements for the Macksville Saleyards is mainly motivated by risk considerations.? There are occupational health and safety risks and also financial risks.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

At this stage there is no budgetary impact.? An estimate for the provision of an effluent management system is between $200,000 and $250,000.? However a reliable cost estimate will not be known until the completion of a design.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

At this stage there is no impact on working funds.

 

Attachments:

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23476/2011 - Minutes - Saleyards Advisory Working Group - 23 August 2011

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 1 September 2011

Minutes of the Macksville Saleyards Advisory Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 23 August 2011

 

PRESENT

 

Cr Rhonda Hoban (Mayor)

Michael Jones

Michael Coulter (General Manager)

Tom Stanton

Steven Williams (Property Officer)

Rick Andrews

George Hicks OAM

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Wayne Lowe (Manager Business Development)

 

Alan Noble

 

 

 

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

The Saleyards Advisory Working Group declares that its members comprise entities who have a vested interest in the continued operation of the Macksville Saleyards.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

It was resolved that the Committee note the adoption and endorsement of the recommendations of the Minutes of the Meeting held 29 November 2010, by Council at its meeting of 16 December 2010.

 

 

 

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General Manager Report

ITEM 5.1????? SF21????????????????? 230811????? Council Resolution Directing Saleyard Advisory Committee on the Future Operation of the Macksville Saleyards

Recommendation:????? (Hicks/Jones)

 

That Council investigate an effluent management system that primary and secondary treatment with treated effluent to be sent to Council?s sewerage system.? In rain events Saleyard run off is to be directed the stormwater system.

 

Recommendation:????? (Hicks/Jones)

 

That Council investigate funding an effluent management system at the saleyards through its Environmental levy.

 

Recommendation:????? (Hicks/Stanton)

 

That the following options be put to the Saleyard Forum for discussion and consideration:

 

1??????? The closure of the Macksville Saleyards;

 

2??????? That the Macksville Showground Committee of Management be directly responsible for leasing the Saleyards;

 

3??????? That Nambucca Shire Council be directly responsible for leasing the Saleyards;

 

4??????? The sale of the whole Showgrounds including the Saleyards to the Show Society as an incorporated Association;

 

5??????? The status quo being Council?s continued management of the Saleyards and their use by G J Kennedy Ltd under Licence.

 

 

Recommendation:????? (Andrews/Jones)

 

That Mr George Hicks OAM speak at the Saleyards Forum on behalf of the Saleyards Advisory Committee.

 

 

 

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CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 10.50 am.

 

 

 

CR RHONDA HOBAN

MAYOR

(CHAIRPERSON)

 


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 1 September 2011

General Manager's Report

ITEM 8.10??? SF894????????????? 010911???????? Coffs Coast Rail Service

 

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

 

Summary:

 

Given the length of the report, a summary is not required.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Coffs Harbour City Council be advised that Nambucca Shire Council supports the proposed Rail Feasibility Study but any consideration of funding support from this Council would be subject to the NSW Department of Transport adopting a lead role in supporting the feasibility study and its funding.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council has the option of not supporting the proposed Rail Feasibility Study although it is not apparent what purpose this would serve.

 

Council has the option of advising Coffs Harbour City Council that it will not consider any funding options.? Again without any formal proposal it is not apparent what purpose this would serve.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Council has received the attached correspondence from Coffs Harbour City Council concerning a proposed rail transport feasibility study to assess the feasibility of utilising the North Coast Rail line for a commuter service initially between Bonville and Coramba with potential to expand between Macksville and Glenreagh.

 

Cost estimates for the feasibility study range from $50,000 to $200,000 depending on the level of detail.? The Council?s Rail Working Group proposes a basic economic assessment aimed at gaining an understanding of capital and operating costs.? They suggest the assessment could cost in the order of $50,000.

 

The letter from Coffs Harbour City Council seeks comment as to this Council?s view on the feasibility of developing a north coast commuter rail service on the North Coast Rail line and whether Council is, ?open to discussion on funding options for the North Coast Rail feasibility study?.

 

It is agreed with the statement in their letter that the establishment costs and on-going operating costs for any rail based community transport system will be high and most likely beyond the means of local government.? Whilst the proposal would have significant social and environmental benefits, its financing will almost certainly be beyond the capacity of the Councils.? The investment of $50,000 in a feasibility study is therefore high risk, particularly if the NSW Department of Transport is not a lead agency in supporting the feasibility study and its funding.

 

In the circumstances Coffs Harbour City Council should be advised that Council supports the proposed Rail Feasibility Study but any consideration of funding support from this Council would be subject to the NSW Department of Transport adopting a lead role in supporting the feasibility study and its funding.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

An enquiry was made with Coffs Harbour City Council about the role of the NSW Department of Transport.

 


SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

Increased use of public transport has obvious benefits in reducing energy consumption.

 

Social

 

Improved public transport has obvious social benefits through improving access to education, health as well as family and friends.

 

Economic

 

An additional investment in public transport has economic benefits.

 

Risk

 

As indicated in the report, the proposal for a feasibility study has significant risk.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

At this stage there is no budgetary impact.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

At this stage there is no impact on working funds.

 

Attachments:

1View

23719/2011 - Passenger Rail Network - Coffs Harbour City Council

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 1 September 2011

Coffs Coast Rail Service

 






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Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 1 September 2011

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 9.1????? SF1589??????????? 010911???????? DA's and CDC's Received and Determined under Delegated Authority to 22 August 2011

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Barbara Parkins, 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.

 

 

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED TO 22 AUGUST 2011

 

DA Number

Application Date

Applicant/Owner

Development

Address

Estimated Value

2011/127

09/08/2011

Mick Brooks Building Designs/ P&V Joyce

Dwelling-House

Lot 143 DP 246879, 9 West Street, Scotts Head

370,000

2011/128

10/08/2011

Luke & Co/Howden & Daniels

Rural Residential Storage Shed, underground water tank & earthworks

Lot 42 DP 1149595,? Timbertop Circuit, Valla

46,000

2011/129

16/08/2011

Mathew Dyer

Concrete Slab & Portable Solar Drier

Lot 2 DP 203857 & Lot 1 DP 972330, 1016 - 1022 Wilson Road, Congarinni North

10,000

2011/130

16/08/2011

Mathew Dyer

Continued Use of Chipper Shed

Lot 222 DP 755549, 1921 Valla Road, Bowraville

50,000

2011/131

17/08/2011

Valla Beach Tennis Club

Verandah additions to Club House

Lot 7301 DP 1157221, Thompson Street, Valla Beach

15,000

2011/132

17/08/2011

Grant Cummings

Shed

Lot 132 DP 1121580, 24A Sandpiper Drive, Scotts Head

31,577

2011/133

17/08/2011

Coral Homes/J McGovern & R Blaine

Residential Dwelling

Lot 19 DP 1076134, 45 Max Graham Drive, Valla Beach

196,532

2011/134

19/08/2011

Coral Homes/T & I Ledger

Dwelling House

Lot 17 DP 1057656, 6 Crispin Cove, Macksville

217,486

2011/135

19/08/2011

E Guard

Storage Shed

Lot 1 DP 1078604, 9 Hillview Drive, Bowraville

15,716

2011/136

22/08/2011

R & K Edwards

2 Lot Rural-Residential Subdivision

Lot 1074 DP 800519, 937 Scotts Head Road, Scotts Head

15,000

 

 

COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED TO 22 AUGUST 2011

 

None were received


DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS/COMPLYING DEVELOPMENTS AND MODIFICATIONS DETERMINED UNDER DELEGATED AUTHORITY TO 22 AUGUST 2011

 

CONSENT/ DA

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

DEVELOPMENT DETERMINED

EST VALUE $

2011/108

Lot 15 Section 31 DP 758749, 35 Bowra Street, Nambucca Heads

Outdoor dining area comprising 2 tables and 8 chairs

0

2011/026/01

Lot 60 DP 755537, 231 Talarm Road, Talarm

Demolish Existing Dwelling and Construct New Dwelling Modification

396,000

2011/116

Lot 2 DP 394041, 45 Bowra Street, Nambucca Heads

Outdoor dining area comprising 2 tables and 4 chairs and one footpath sign

0

2011/104

Lot 1 DP 842652, 1 Faringdon Close, Nambucca Heads

Dwelling-House

140,000

2011/099

Lot 13 Section 1 DP 758630, 2 Boulton Street, Macksville

Attached Dual Occupancy Deferred Commencement

450,000

2011/118

Lot 7002 DP 1054231, Bellwood Park Reserve, Nambucca Heads

Aqua Bubble Business and Erection of Shade Sail

0

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

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Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 1 September 2011

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 9.2????? SF1589??????????? 010911???????? Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined to 22 August 2011

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Barbara Parkins, 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) (none are in excess of 12 months old).

 

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:

 

That the applications where submissions have been received be noted and received for information by Council.

 

 

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS WHERE SUBMISSIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AND ARE NOT YET DETERMINED

 

DA NO

DATE OF RECEIPT

PROPOSAL

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED/
STAFF COMMENTS

2011/011

01/02/2011

13 Lot Large Lot Residential Subdivision plus new road

Lot 1 DP 1087301, Wirrimbi Road, Newee Creek

? Entrance to property compromised

? Traffic concerns

? Co-ax cable underneath subdivision

? Protection of natural waterways and erosion and siltation

? Area floodprone

? Fire hazard concerns with bushland

Concerns will be addressed when assessing the application

Additional information received from applicant and referred to DECCW (Office of Water) 23/05/2011

Still waiting on advice from DECCW

Response received from RFS requesting additional information

Applicant submitted the information which has been referred to the RFS for further assessment

Still awaiting RFS comments

 

 


 

DA NO

DATE OF RECEIPT

PROPOSAL

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED/
STAFF COMMENTS

2011/053

18/03/2011

16 Unit Residential Dwellings & Associated Landscaping, Driveway and Communal Areas

Lot 1 DP 1108420, 17-23 Piggott Street, Nambucca Heads

? Use of open space area

? Loss of views

? Traffic issues

? Water run-off and drainage

? State of the road surface

? No footpaths

 

Additional information received 18/4/11.

Second referral provided to Engineering Department to address drainage issues.

Still awaiting flood study information from applicant.

The applicant has advised the information will be submitted by 29 July 2011.

30 day letter sent 2/8/11 requesting information to be lodged in relation to flooding issues

 

2011/071

03/05/2011

20 new Independent Living Dwellings

Lot 31 DP 730231, 1-3 Short Street, Macksville

? Concerns with sharing bathrooms

? Blocking of sunlight to other units

30 day letter sent 2/8/11 requesting information required for assessment of the application in relation to flooding issues

 

2011/090

27/05/2011

2 x Shade Sails

Lot 83 DP 228703, 128 Ocean View Drive, Valla Beach

? Concern with drainage run off

Amended plans to be submitted by the applicant Adjoining owner notification ended 23 June 2011

Some information received 8 July 2011.

Footings are in the sewer easement ? applicant advised to revise plans or withdraw the DA

7 Day letter sent 2/8/11

No reply received ? to be REFUSED

 

2011/103

24/06/2011

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

Lot 873 DP 601418, 95 Helliwells Road, Missabotti

? Horticulture business operated with use of machinery and bird scaring devices ? potential noise impacts to B&B

Site inspection to take place 2/8/11.

Requires a BASIX Certificate

 

2011/112

01/07/2011

Dwelling-House

Lot 191 DP 1091416, 36 Sandpiper Drive, Scotts Head

? Floor height exceeds height of adjoining fence ? visual and privacy impacts

? Overlooking property ? loss of privacy

? Building material not compatible with ascetics of neighbourhood

? No garages ? parking issues

Spoken to owner of property who will address the issues of privacy.

Awaiting submission of outstanding issues to be addressed.

16/8/11 ? 7 day letter sent

 


 

DA NO

DATE OF RECEIPT

PROPOSAL

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED/
STAFF COMMENTS

2011/122

26/07/2011

17 Lot Large Lot and Rural Subdivision and Boundary Adjustment

Lot 2 DP 613260 & Lot 1 DP 213434, 532 Rodeo Drive, Wirrimbi

? Building envelopes should be adhered to and not changed ? to ensure views are kept

? No restrictions on church activities by future residents

Awaiting further information from applicant in relation to Aboriginal Cultural Heritage.

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report. ?


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 1 September 2011

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 9.3????? SF1589??????????? 010911???????? Development Application Statistics with Comparable Figures for all Developments for 2010/2011 and Comparable Years from 2005-2011

 

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

 

Summary:

 

Development Application statistics are provided for the financial years 2005/2006 to 2010/2011 with a detailed breakdown on applications for the financial year 2010/2011.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council note development application statistics and processing times for the years 2005 to 2011.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

Provided below is a detailed breakdown on the types of developments where applications have been made for the 2010/2011 financial year compared to previous years to 2004. The (%) relates to the current year compared to the previous year.

 

As can be seen, there has been an increase in development applications received over the last 2 financial years with a large increase in value of these developments. However, although average dwelling values have increased by 20% over 2009/2010 and the total value of these dwellings increased for the same period, the actual number of applications for dwellings has decreased.

 

 

 

2010/2011

2009/2010

2008/2009

2007/2008

2006/2007

2005/2006

DA Nos

239 (+12.13%)

210 (-10.9%)

233 (-29.18%)

301 (-1.33%)

305 (-3.48%)

321 (-37%)

DA Value

$40,370,484
(+55.9%)

$17,800,607
(-177.4%)

$49,393,046
(-10.85%)

$54,799,241
(+33.49%)

$36,445,849
(-10.01%)

$40,500,864
(-17.57%)

 

 

 

2010/2011

2009/2010

2008/2009

2007/2008

2006/2007

2005/2006

Dwelling Nos

47 (-12.8%)

53 (-1.8%)

54 (-27%)

74 (-18.6%)

91 (+71%)

53 (-62.4%)

Dwelling Values

$10,967,951
(+9.8%)

$9,874,058
(-37.52%)

$13,579,161
(-8.9%)

$14,911,897
(-12.2%)

$16,985,052
(+61.7%)

$10,497,781
(-59.9%)

 

 

 

2010/2011

2009/2010

2008/2009

2007/2008

2006/2007

2005/2006

Average Value Dwellings

$233,360
(+20.2%)

$186,303
(-35%)

$251,466
(+25.0%)

$201,512
(+7.37%)

$186,650
(-5.76%)

$198.071
(+7.6%)

 

 

For the financial year 2010/2011, the area receiving the greatest number of applications was the Nambucca Heads area of the Shire with a total of 67 (26.8%) applications to the value of $12,843,624 (31.81%).

 

Macksville was next with 51 (21.3%) applications at $14,903,200 (36.9%), followed by Rural-Residential with 40 (16.7%) applications with an investment of $4,620,354 (11.44%).

 


The remaining applications are as follows:

 

Rural?????????????????????????????? 25 (10.5%)?????????? $1,042,199 (2.60%)

Valla Beach ??????????????????? 23 (? 9.6%)?????????? $3,325,820 (8.20%)

Scotts Head??????????????????? 16 (? 6.7%)?????????? $2,419,337 (6.00%)

Villages?????????????????????????? 12 (? 5.0%)?????????? $?? 571,200 (1.41%)

Bowraville??????????????????????? ? 8 (? 3.3%)?????????? $?? 644,750 (1.60%)

 

New Dwellings/Residential

 

Whilst development applications for new dwellings have seen a decline of 6 fewer new homes being submitted, it is important to note that under the NSW State Government Complying Development provisions there were some 9 new dwellings approved as Complying Developments. Therefore the total number of new dwellings being submitted and approved within the shire for the 2010/2011 year is 56.

 

Most new homes within the shire continue to be owner occupied and for the 2010/2011 year, Valla Beach recorded the highest number of new dwellings with 11, at an average cost of $254,441, followed by Nambucca Heads and the Rural Residential areas of the shire recording 9 new dwellings, Macksville 8, Scotts Head 6, with the Shire villages 7 new dwellings and the rural areas 6.

 

What Council has experienced is a significant increase in Alterations and Additions to existing dwellings which saw an increase from 37 applications with a value of $1,023,576 in 2009 to 58 applications and a value of $2,202,610 in 2010. This is likely to continue with 23 applications valued at $1,.551,053 received in the first 6 months of this year. Typically these alterations or additions relate to an extra living or bedroom or an additional bathroom.

 

The number of subdivision applications received for 2010/2011 was 22 with 5 of these being for rural-residential subdivisions. A total of 45 subdivision plans were released creating 133 new lots compared to 24 subdivision plans and 44 new lots last year. The new lots for 2010/2011 are outlined below.

 

SUBDIVISION PLANS RELEASED 1 JULY 2010-30 JUNE 2011

 

Rural-Residential:

 

 

No of Plans Released

 

Additional Lots Created

9

 

67

 

 

 

Residential:

 

 

No of Plans Released

 

Additional Lots Created

18

 

43

 

 

 

Rural:

 

 

No of Plans Released

 

Additional Lots Created

2

 

2

 

 

 

Industrial/Commercial:

 

 

No of Plans Released

 

Additional Lots Created

0

 

0

 

 

 

Boundary Adjustments:

 

 

No of Plans Released

 

Additional Lots Created

5

 

0

 

 

 

Road Widening/Acquisition:

 

 

No of Plans Released

 

Additional Lots Created

5

 

0

 

 

 

Strata:

 

 

No of Plans Released

 

Additional Lots Created

3

 

7

 

 

 

Community Title/Integrated Housing:

 

 

No of Plans Released

 

Additional Lots Created

3

 

14

 

 

 

Leasehold:

 

 

No of Plans Released

 

Additional Lots Created

1

 

1

 

 

 

Consolidation of Lots:

 

 

No of Plans Released

 

Additional Lots Created

2

 

0

 

 

COMPARISON OF DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION PROCESSING TIMES 2009/2010 WITH 2010/2011

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 1 September 2011

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 9.4????? SF1496??????????? 010911???????? Minutes of the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuary and Coastline Management Committee Meeting held on 12 August 2011

 

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

 

Summary:

 

Attached for Council?s endorsement is a copy of the Minutes of the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuary and Coastline Management Committee Meeting held on Friday, 13 May 2011.

 

There are 2 recommendations from the Committee which require an action of Council.

 

That Council discuss with relevant agencies the procedures and processes for approval to construct boat ramps or undertake works along the river bank and a further report be presented to the Committee.

 

That the Committee recommend to Council that the Draft Lower Nambucca Flood Study Review be endorsed.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1????????? That Council discuss with relevant agencies the procedures and processes for approval to construct boat ramps or undertake works along the river bank and a further report be presented to the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuary and Coastline management Committee

 

2????????? That Council endorse the Draft Lower Nambucca Flood Study Review and utilise the new? 100 year ARI 2100 Climate Change Peak Flood Levels for all future development and infrastructure considerations within the area covered by the Lower Nambucca Flood Study.

 

3????????? That the remaining Minutes from the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuary and Coastline Management Committee Meeting held on Friday, 12 August 2011 be endorsed.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

1??????? Endorse the minutes

2??????? Not endorse the minutes

3??????? 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 August 2011. Each of the matters was presented through detailed reports.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no environmental issues with this report.

 

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

 

Social

 

There are no social issues with this report.

 

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

 

Economic

 

There are no economic issues with this report.

 

Risk

 

There are no risks with this report.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There were no recommendations which would impact on any budgets.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

No variation required.

 

Attachments:

1View

21230/2011 - Minutes - Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuaries and Coastline Management Committee - 12 August 2011

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 1 September 2011

Minutes of the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuary and Coastline Management Committee Meeting held on 12 August 2011

 

PRESENT

 

Cr John Ainsworth (Chairperson)

Peter McNally (Nambucca Valley River Users Group)

Eleonora Snart (Nambucca Valley Tourism)

Fay Lawson (Flood Affected Landowner)

Theresa Spens-Black (Oyster Farmers)

Cr Janet Court

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Greg Meyers (Director Environment & Planning)

Emma Shaw(Minute Secretary)

Jacqui Ashby (Environmental Compliance Officer)

Peter Shales (SES)

John Schmidt (OEH)

Mahommed Anif (OEH)

Max Osborne (NRCMA)

Cr Martin Ballangarry (arrived 9.50 am)

Anna Sedlak

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Joy van Son (Environmental Group)

Stephen Channells (Department of Lands)

Marcus Riches (DPI)

James Hallam (NSW Farmers)

Tim Ryan (Landcare)

 

 

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

There were no Disclosures of Interest declared.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

ITEM 3.1????? SF1496????????????? Confirmation of the Minutes of the meeting held 13 May 2011

1/11 Resolved:?? (Court/Lawson)

 

That of the Minutes from the meeting of 13 May 2011 and Council?s adoption of these Minutes be noted with the alteration to Resolution 4/11 being amended as follows (see Resolution 2/11).

 

 

ITEM 3.1????? SF1496????????????? Matter arising from the minutes Item 5.2 (13 May 2011)

 

2/11 Resolved:?? (Court/Lawson)

 

That resolution 4/11 in the Minutes of the 13 May 2011 meeting be altered as follows :

 

That the Council consider running a flood model in the future, with the complete removal of the V-Wall parallel with the car park and road (but not including the removal of the sea wall) and the Stuart Island causeway.

 

 

 

 

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Asking of Questions with Notice

ITEM 4.1????? SF1267????????????? 120811????? Fay Lawson - Installation of River Height Gauges

3/11 RESOLVED:?? (Court/Lawson)

 

This item is to be deferred to the next meeting to enable clarification and a report to come back.

 

 

 

 

ITEM 4.2????? SF1267????????????? 120811????? Fay Lawson - Policy for Construction of Boat Ramps

4/11 RESOLVED:?? (Lawson/Court)

 

That Council discuss with relevant agencies the procedures and processes for approval to construct boat ramps or undertake works along the river bank and a further report be presented to the Committee.

 

 

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Director Environment and Planning Report

ITEM 5.1????? SF1496????????????? 120811????? Report on Outstanding Items 12 August 2011

5/11 RESOLVED:?? (Court/Lawson)

 

That the list of outstanding actions be noted and received by the Committee, with item 3 being altered to refer to river height gauges instead of river site gauges.

 

 

 

 

ITEM 5.2????? SF688??????????????? 120811????? Update on Actions from Nambucca Structure Plan, Nambucca River Estuary Management Plan and Nambucca River Master Plan

6/11 RESOLVED:?? (Court/Spens-Black)

 

The current status of the Actions adopted out of the Nambucca Structure Plan, Nambucca River Estuary Management Plan and the Nambucca River Master Plan be noted and that a further report will be presented to the Committee to address the actions from the Newee Creek Water Quality Project, Nambucca State of the Environment Report and Nambucca River Health Project.

 

 

 

 

ITEM 5.3????? SF1338????????????? 120811????? Exhibition of the Lower Nambucca Flood Study Review

7/11 RESOLVED:?? (Spens-Black/McNally)

 

That the Committee recommend to Council that the Draft Lower Nambucca Flood Study Review be endorsed.

 

 

 

 

ITEM 5.4????? SF1496????????????? 120811????? Reports from Committee Members and Attendees as required

 

The following verbal reports were given.

 

MEMBER

ORGANISATION

CONTENT OF REPORTS

ACTION/RESPONSE

Anna Sedlak

NSW Maritime

Following a restructure of Maritime they will be collated with Transport NSW to Office for Roads & Maritime Services. A Merger will happen with RTA service centres

For information

Peter McNally

Nambucca River Users Group

Request for more markers/depth gauges on Scotts Head Road as five locations in the Way Way area went under in the last flood, Water from the mountain flows down and blocks some people who use Way Way as another way out (National Parks).

John Schmidt will ask National Parks to look at depth markers on creek crossings, causeways, etc

Peter to provide locations on Scotts Head Road

Emergency Services do not recommend people to drive though flood waters

Max Osborne

CMA

Gave a small presentation of the Pilot Program Aquatic Ecosystem health monitoring program in the Bellinger and Kalang Estuaries ? aim to apply for funding for eco health project on a three year cycle ? gives community a report card. Finished at Bellingen currently working with Port Macquarie & Coffs Harbour. CMA coordinate the project, very little work for Council

Max suggests that NSC should consider applying for OEH Coastal and Estuary Management Program Grant 2012-2013

The Nambucca River and Estuaries to be considered for funding in the future.

 

That funding application not considered appropriate for 2012-2013 due to ongoing funding programs. May consider in the subsequent 2013-2014 year

Mahommed Anif

OEH

Evacuation details as raised by Peter McNally can be further investigated in a revised Floodplain Risk Management Plan.

To be incorporated in the review of the Floodplain Risk Management Plan

Terese Spens-Black

Nambucca Oyster Growers

One Oyster grower devastated from recent flood. Grants available for some oyster growers under the flood disaster declaration. Thank you to emergency services for the notifications with the recent truck accident on the northern side of the Macksville bridge. The ecosystem health check does not cover all water quality matters which are of a concern for oyster growers.

 

Greg Meyers

DEP

Update on Coastal Hazard Management Plan ? John Schmidt & Grant Nelson have reviewed options to progress the draft. Public meetings and exhibition to come.

Floodplain Risk Management Plan to be reviewed and a brief will come to the Committee for endorsement.

 

 

 

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NEXT MEETING DATE

 

The next meeting will be held on Friday 11 November 2011 commencing at 8.30 am.

 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 10.10 am.

 

 

 

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Cr John Ainsworth

CHAIRPERSON

 

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