NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

 

Ordinary Council Meeting - 17 November 2011

 

LATE AGENDA                                                                                        Page

 

         

 

  

10      General Manager Report

10.4   Grants - Regional Development Australia Fund Round 2 - Inability to Apply

12      Director Engineering Services Report

12.2   Request for extended duration of temporary road closure of Ridge Street Nambucca Heads between Bowra Street and Estuary Lane

12.3   Nambucca Flood Investigation – Phase 2 Seaview Street, Nambucca Heads

 

    


      


Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                              17 November 2011

General Manager's Report

ITEM 10.4    SF1609            171111         Grants - Regional Development Australia Fund Round 2 - Inability to Apply

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Colleen Henry, Grants Officer         

 

Summary:

 

The Commonwealth Government’s Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) Round 2 has recently been announced, however the program’s revised guidelines have created a situation where Council is unable to apply for funding.

 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council note the report.

 

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

There are no options.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Council submitted an application for funding under Round 1 of the Commonwealth’s Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) for assistance to establish a central transport hub for community buses in Nambucca Heads. This funding application was unsuccessful, and feedback provided on the application included: the project did not cross regional boundaries, there was some risk associated with the project as the land and building had not been purchased for the service (the Council was seeking money to buy the property with the grant itself) and the costings were estimates and not quotes.

 

Following consultation with stakeholders about the process and outcomes of Round 1, the new Round’s guidelines were amended. One change was to have a two-stage process where applicants put in an  expression of interest first and only a shortlist of projects would have to put in all the work required for a full application.

 

Other changes to the guidelines, however, have essentially made the Council ineligible to apply, specifically:

- Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate partnership funding on a dollar for dollar basis for grant requests of $5 million and less, and on a 1:2 dollar basis for grant requests of more than $5 million;

- At least 50 per cent of partnership funding must be cash; and

- The minimum amount which Council could apply for is $500,000.

 

Therefore, Council would have to find a minimum of $500,000 cash in matching funding to be eligible for the grant. Also, the timeframe for the grant is such that even if the financial resources were available, it would be impossible to get Council approval for the potential expenditure of such a large amount of money.

 

Council staff had identified work associated with the Macksville Memorial Aquatic Centre as an opportunity for a grant application in Round 2, however no application will now be made under this program.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

None.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

None.

 

 

Social

 

None.

 

 

Economic

 

None.

 

 

Risk

 

None.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

None.

 

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

None.

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.   


Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                              17 November 2011

Director of Engineering Services Report

ITEM 12.2    SF565              171111         Request for extended duration of temporary road closure of Ridge Street Nambucca Heads between Bowra Street and Estuary Lane

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Keith Williams, Manager Technical Services         

 

Summary:

 

Council at their meeting on 20 October 2011 resolved to approve the temporary road closure of Ridge Street, Nambucca Heads from Bowra Street to Estuary Lane, between 5.30 pm and 8.30 pm on 1 December 2011 for the Christmas Street Event organised by the Nambucca Heads Chamber of Commerce (NHCOC).

 

The NHCOC have asked for an extension of time for the road closure to allow for setting up and taking down stalls and equipment associated with the event.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1        That Council approve the extended duration of the temporary road closure of Ridge Street, Nambucca Heads between Bowra Street and Estuary Lane between 3.30 pm and 9.30 pm on Thursday 1 December 2011 for the Christmas Street Event hosted by the Nambucca Heads Chamber of Commerce.

 

2        That Council readvertise the Christmas Street Event with the amended hours 7 days prior to the event.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

1        Refuse the application for the extended road closure duration

2        Approve road closures extended hours

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Council has previously approved the temporary road closure of Ridge Street, Nambucca Heads for the Christmas Street Event. In their application for Activities and Events on Roads the event organisers nominated an event time of 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm leaving insufficient time to set up and take down equipment and stalls associated with the event.

 

The Nambucca Heads Chamber of Commerce has requested Council consider an extended span of hours for the temporary road closure from 3.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

 

Concurrence to the extension has been sought and granted by NSW Police and the Transport – Roads and Maritime Services (previously known as the RTA).

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

·              Members of the Local Traffic Committee

·              The Nambucca Heads Chamber of Commerce

·              Director Engineering Services

 


 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

No impact on the environment.

 

Social

 

The event draws large crowds and provides entertainment for the general public.

 

Economic

 

The event contributes to the local economy in a direct and indirect way.

 

Risk

 

There is a risk that business owners effected by the road closure will object to any extension

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There is no impact on working funds.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is no impact on current or future budgets.

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                              17 November 2011

Director of Engineering Services Report

ITEM 12.3    SF593              171111         Nambucca Flood Investigation – Phase 2 Seaview Street, Nambucca Heads

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Keith Williams, Manager Technical Services         

 

Summary:

 

At its General Purpose Committee meeting of 16 November 2011 Council sought clarification of recommendation 3 of the Nambucca Flood Investigation – Phase 2 Seaview Street report and resolved the following:

 

          ‘That the following recommendation be deferred to Council’s meeting on 17 November 2011 to allow for definitions to be provided for the terms and categories used:

 

                  That Council adopt a drainage design standard in accordance with the Australian Rainfall and Runoff (AR&R) and AUS-SPEC#1 Design Specifications September 2002 for future urban developments as follows:

 

                        ·            100 years for the ‘major’ system in all developments

                        ·            20 or 50 years for intensely developed business, commercial and

                             industrial areas

                        ·            10 years for other businesses, commercial and industrial areas and

                             intensely developed residential areas

                        ·            5 years for other residential areas and open spaces

                        ·            In addition, where a development is designed in such a way that the

                             major system flows involve surcharge across private property, then

                             the underground system (both pipes and inlets) shall be designed to

                             permit flows into and contain flows having an ARI of 100 years from

                             the upstream catchment which would otherwise flow across the

                             property.’

 

This report provides the required definitions of terms and categories used in the recommendation

 

 

Recommendation:

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council adopt a drainage design standard in accordance with AUS-SPEC#1 Design Specifications September 2002 for future urban developments as follows:

 

·      Major system in all developments 1 in 100 yr ARI

·      Trunk  drainage systems (Minor) 1 in 20 yr ARI

·      Commercial/industrial area (Minor) 1 in 20 yr ARI

·      Inter-allotment drainage 1 in 20 yr ARI

·      Rural residential area (Minor) 1 in 5 yr ARI

·      Urban Residential Areas (Minor) 1 in 5 yr ARI

·      Parks and recreation area (Minor) 1 in 1 yr ARI

 

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

i         Accept the definitions

ii        Ask for more information

 

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

At its General Purpose Committee meeting of 16 November 2011 council were presented with a report Nambucca Flood Investigation – Phase 2 Seaview Street, with a number of recommendations for consideration.

 

Council sought clarification of a certain terms and categories used in recommendation 3, definitions are as follows:

 

Definition Major/minor system

 

Minor

The minor system is defined as the gutter and pipe network capable of carrying runoff and nuisance flows from minor storms of a 1 to 5 year Average Recurrence Interval (ARI).  The pipelines prevent stormwater damage to properties and also limit the frequency and quantity of surface water to a level that is acceptable to the community.

 

Major

A major drainage system caters for the runoff from storms of higher intensity than for which the minor drainage system has been designed. The major drainage system is designed to handle flows resulting from rare storm events up to and including a 100-year ARI. These flows shall follow a designated overland flow path, which shall be:

 

•        A road if the catchment area is small; and/or

•        A drainage reserve if it is impractical for unsafe for a road to carry the excess flows.

 

See attached sketch of the major/minor stormwater drainage system.

 

Definition Intensely developed business, commercial and industrial areas and Intensely developed residential areas

 

Council does not have any zones identified as intensely developed it is proposed to delete the wording intensely developed and adopt the standard used throughout NSW Auspec # 1 Standard to prevent any ambiguity as follows:

 

·              Major system in all developments 1 in 100 yr ARI

·              Trunk  drainage systems (Minor) 1 in 20 yr ARI

·              Commercial/industrial area (Minor) 1 in 20 yr ARI

·              Inter-allotment drainage 1 in 20 yr ARI

·              Rural residential area (Minor) 1 in 5 yr ARI

·              Urban Residential Areas (Minor) 1 in 5 yr ARI

·              Parks and recreation area (Minor) 1 in 1 yr ARI

 

Definition Trunk Drainage

Trunk drains are large capacity channel or conduits which carry runoff from local street drainage systems to receiving waters.  They are typically natural or artificial channels located in dedicated drainage easements or right of way.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Council

Director Engineering Services

 

 


SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

The recommendations do not give rise to any environmental issues.

 

Social

 

The recommendations do not give rise to any social issues.

 

Economic

 

No items identified.

 

Risk

The risk of not accepting definitions of the terms used in the recommendation is a delay in council adoption of the recommendation

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

No impact on current or future budgets

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Not applicable

 

 

 

Attachments:

1View

32475/2011 - Sketch of the major/minor stormwater drainage system

 

  


Ordinary Council Meeting - 17 November 2011

Nambucca Flood Investigation – Phase 2 Seaview Street, Nambucca Heads

 

 

 

 

 

MINOR SYSTEM

 

MAJOR SYSTEM