NAMBUCCA

SHIRE COUNCIL

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

AGENDA ITEMS

15 March 2012

 

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 last Thursday of each month commencing at 5.30 pm AND the second Wednesday before the last Thursday of each month commencing at 8.30 am. ?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 - 15 March 2012

 

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 - 1 March 2012

5??????? NOTICES OF MOTION

5.1???? Notice of Motion - Cr Janet Court - Request for Leave - 19 to 31 March 2012 Inclusive (SF1224) ?

6??????? PUBLIC FORUM and/or DELEGATIONS

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

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

9??????? General Manager Report

9.1???? Outstanding Actions and Reports

9.2???? Polling on Community Attitudes to 4WD Vehicles on Beaches

9.3???? Aboriginal Land Claim 24062 at Valla Beach

9.4???? Nambucca District Band Committee of Management - Minutes of the Annual General Meeting - 20 February 2012

9.5???? Investment Report to 29 February 2012

10????? Director Environment and Planning Report

10.1?? Development Application Statistics with Comparable Figures for all Developments for 2011/2012 and Comparable Years from 2006-2011

10.2?? DEP Applications and Statistical Reports 2011-2012, and Certificates Received 2010-2012

10.3?? Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined to 2 March 2012

10.4?? DA's and CDC's Received and Determined under Delegated Authority to 2 March 2012

10.5?? Youth Week 2012 - Program

10.6?? Grassy Park Reserve, Bowraville - Flying Fox Plan of Management

10.7?? Listing of the Lowland Rainforest of Subtropical Australia as an Endangered Ecological Community

10.8?? Local Development Performance Monitoring 2010-2011 Department of Planning and Infrastructure

10.9?? DA 2012/011 Staged 346 Lot Residential Subdivision Plus Residue & Associated Works - Update

10.10? Contract Regulatory Officer's Report February 2012

10.11? Planning Proposal - Split Zone Minimum Lot Size Amendment to the Nambucca LEP 2010

11????? Director Engineering Services Report

11.1?? Minutes of the Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre Committee - 21 February 2012

11.2?? Evacuation Plan for the White Albatross Holiday Park Nambucca Heads

11.3?? Captial Works - Progress Report

11.4?? Final Draft Noxious Weeds and Other Invasive Plants Policy ????

 

GENERAL PURPOSE COMMITTEE?14 MARCH 2012


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?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 15 March 2012

Notice of Motion

ITEM 5.1????? SF1714??????????? 150312???????? Notice of Motion - Cr Janet Court - Request for Leave - 19 to 31 March 2012 Inclusive (SF1224)

 

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

 

Summary:

 

Cr Janet Court is requesting leave of absence from 19 March to 31 March 2012 inclusive.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Cr Janet Court be granted leave of absence from Monday 19 March to Saturday 31 March 2012 inclusive in accordance with Section 234(d) of the Local Government Act.

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

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Ordinary Council Meeting?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 15 March 2012

General Manager

ITEM 9.1????? SF959????????????? 150312???????? Outstanding Actions and Reports

 

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

 

 

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.

Initial testing has been done of virtual server in library.? Power points and wireless connection being provided in Senior Citizens Centre for a full test of disaster recovery.

Full testing to occur at Senior Citizens Centre on Sunday 11 March.

 


JANUARY 2010

2

SF839

21/01/10

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

 

GM

On-going.

 

 

 

 

MARCH 2010

 

3

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.

 

Staffing and end of month deadlines means this requirement will always be difficult to meet.

 

 


 

JULY 2010

4

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.

 

Pre-School advised to proceed with preparation of easements for bush fire hazard reduction.

 

5

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.

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

 

Further deferred.

 

DECEMBER 2010

6

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.

MARCH 2011

7

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 has 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.

 

DEP advised meeting arranged with RTA.

 


 

MAY 2011

8

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 October Council meeting.? Agenda for Oct GPC too large.?

Deferred to November.

Deferred to December 2011.

Deferred to January 2012.

Further deferral due to workload.

 

JUNE 2011

9

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 6 December 2011.

 

Further letter sent 10 January 2012.

JULY 2011

10

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

Policies have been classified.? GM & Directors to review and update at least 25% of their policies annually.

11

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.

SEPTEMBER 2011

12

SF21

1/09/2011

Council investigate an effluent management system for the Saleyards

 

GM

Preferred design to be determined by 30/6/2012.

13

SF21

1/09/2011

Council investigate funding an effluent management system at the Saleyards through its environmental levy.

 

GM

To be the subject of a further report.? Cannot be funded before 2012/2013.

14

SF1496

1/09/2011

That more information on the pilot program for the aquatic system monitoring be provided to a future GPC meeting.? (River Health Program)

 

DEP

Information being sought for presentation to February GPC meeting.

 

Deferred to 11 April Council meeting..

OCTOBER 2011

15

SF1595

6/10/2011

 

Councillors to be provided with major documents at least 3 weeks before the nominated GPC when they are to be first considered.

 

GM

In place for a six month trial.

16

SF15

6/10/2011

 

An inspection of the Saleyards be arranged at the first available GPC meeting

 

GM

November GPC.? Deferred to December GPC.? GM to discuss with Property Officer.

Inspection to be scheduled to coincide with Work Cover availability.

 

17

SF15

6/10/2011

 

Future of the Saleyards

GM

February 2012 GPC.? Report on offer to acquire Saleyards from Nambucca River District Agricultural Association Ltd to be reported to Council?s March GPC.

 

18

SF1595

20/10/2011

Council review its Tree Maintenance and Removal Application Policy asap, to provide greater clarity with regard to application assessments

 

DES

January GPC

 

Draft policy to be provided to Councillors at the end of January for comment and report to March GPC.

 

Further work being undertaken on the policy emanating from the resolutions of Council?s meeting 2/2/12.? Draft policy will now be provided to Councillors for comment at end of February.

Due to natural disasters deferred to April 2012.

 

19

SF959

20/10/2011

Council write to Minister re lack of response concerning future management of Boultons Crossing (Gumma) Reserve with a cc to the Local Member.

 

GM

Letter sent 26/10/11.? Follow up letter sent on 21/2/2012.? Response received and circulated to Councillors.

 

20

SF29

20/10/2011

The Library Working Group meet with the Manager Community & Cultural Services asap to arrange discussions with the State Library, meetings with Kempsey, Port Macquarie-Hastings and Coffs Harbour councils so that a recommendation can be made to Council in February 2012 on the future of the library service.

 

DEP

Reporting on establishing a stand alone library service now the priority.? Arrangements with other Councils to be the subject of on-going investigation.

 

Establishment of a stand alone library now taken priority over arrangements with other Councils.

 

Order has been placed for Spydus software.

 

 

 

21

SF688

20/10/2011

Council consider and prioritise the unfunded items in the Environmental Levy in a future report to Council.

 

DEP

Report to follow IPR Exhibition.

 

Decision made to defer pending determination by IPART re special variation.

 

22

 

 

SF15

3/11/2011

WorkCover Authority of NSW be invited to review the Macksville Saleyards and Saleyard Risk Assessment to provide advice on what is reasonably practicable to satisfy Council?s obligations under the Work Health and Safey Act 2011.

 

Also Council seek an opinion from the Office of Environment & Heritage on the work required to address environmental issues.

 

Councillors be advised of the time/date of an audit by both Departments so that they may be available to hear first hand of any problems.

 

GM

Letters sent 9 November 2011.? Response received from Office of Environment & Heritage ? circulated to Councillors.

 

Follow up letter sent to WorkCover Authority on 3 February 2012.? Local office telephoned and promised it would be attended to.

 

Further follow up letter sent on 6 March 2012.

23

 

SF938

3/11/2011

Council receive from the Property Officer a draft policy on future licensing for water reservoir space

 

GM

Report in December 2011. ?Deferred due to resignation of Property Officer.

24

SF1595

17/11/2011

DES consider the unsealed section of South Arm Road or McHughs Creek Road as a site for expenditure of the $25,000 allocated for unsealed pavement management testing.

 

DES

To be considered in 2012.

25

SF1460

17/11/2011

Structure of the Farmland (rate) Category be changed to incorporate the statutory minimum with ad valorem maintaining yield.? Council undertake a review of the farmland criteria to better reflect high intensity pursuits.

 

GM

Farmland criteria to be revised prior to the issuing of the 2012/13 rates.? Given recent resignation of Rates Officer this may not be possible for reasons of workload.

 

 

26

SF826

17/11/2011

Council note trial of asphalt zipper and await a report on the outcome of the trial including advice as to all costs involved with using the machine.

 

DES

Report to March 2012 GPC.

 

Deferred to April due to natural disaster assessments taking preference over other business.

DECEMBER 2011

27

SF1496

1/12/2011

Council receive a report on consistent terminology for reporting forecast flood frequency, for example 1 in 100 ARI floods.

 

DEP

To January Council meeting.

Deferred to February Council meeting.

Further deferred to April 2012.

 

28

SF84

1/12/2011

Council write to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services requesting a detailed itemised budget for the line item ?other support? and the line item ?insurances?.? Also that an explanation be provided as to why the RFS budgets are not provided to Council by no later than 28 February each year in accordance with the Service Level Agreement

.

DES

Letters Sent 6 December 2011

 

Response received from the Premier (provided to Councilors week ending 13 Jan 2012) advising the Premier has referred the matter to the Minister   

 

 

 

29

SF674

15/12/2011

That Council investigate the possibility of acquiring additional land from NSW Forests to expand Council?s current waste management depot.

 

DES

Letter sent to NSW Forests 6 February 2012

 

No response as at 6 March 2012.

 

30

SF844

15/12/2011

That Council forward a request to the Minister that the Country Towns Program subsidy be on the total costs of BORS.

 

Mayor

Letter sent 6 January 2012.? Follow up letter sent 22 February 2012.

 

No response as at 6 March 2012.

JANUARY 2012

31

SF1714

19/01/2012

That an on-site inspection at the Nambucca Beach Holiday Park be conducted by Councillors at a GPC to resolve DA2011/142 and the proposal be pegged out for that site inspection.

 

DEP

Will be scheduled once application is ready for determination.

32

SF85

19/01/2012

Council write to the Minister for Police & Emergency Services and Deputy Premier seeking clarification on the GRN component of the RFS budget.

 

DES

Letter sent 25 January to the Minister for Police & Emergency Services and Deputy Premier

 

Acknowledgement letters have been received advising that matter is being investigated.

33

SF84

19/01/2012

Council write to the Premier requesting a complete audit of the RFS focussing on financial accountability and efficiency of service delivery.

 

DES

Letter sent 25 January to the Premier seeking an audit of the RFS

 

Response received from the Dept Local Government regarding Council?s December resolution (provided to Councillors 20 Jan 2012)

 

Acknowledgement letters have been received advising that matter is being investigated.

 

34

SF742

19/01/2012

Council prepare a draft brochure to demonstrate land slip risk and tips for minimising risk.

 

GM

Aim to have completed by June 2012.

FEBRUARY 2012

35

GB2/12

02/02/2012

Appropriate sized nesting boxes be place in trees in close proximity to the Cabbage Gum site (Link Road)

DES

20 nesting boxes organised and will be installed once they have been received; two advanced trees ordered and will be planted.

 

36

GB6/12

02/02/2012

Council receive a report detailing what would be involved and the resources required in staffing and finances for Council to develop a tree inventory.

 

DES

Report being prepared for March GPC meeting.

 

37

SF21

02/02/2012

A report goes to Council on the composition of the Saleyards Advisory Committee and the provision of delegated powers under S355 of the LG Act.

 

GM

To be reported to the March GPC along with the offer from the Nambucca River District Agricultural Association Ltd.

38

SF1653

16/02/2012

Council receive a report on an organisation structure that would give effect to having 2 Directors as well as 3 Directors down to management level.? Further, the proposal for the 3rd Director include an additional budget allocation.

 

GM

Special meeting arranged for 22 March 2012.

39

SF741

16/02/2012

That a further report be prepared (on the Paveline) for the year July 2011 to June 2012 for comparison with the same period in the previous year.

 

DES

August 2012

40

SF959

1/03/2012

Council write to the Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson requesting clarification as to the Native Title Tribunal claim involving the Gumma (Boultons Crossing) Reserve.

 

GM

Letter sent 6 March 2012.

41

DA2011/122

1/03/2012

Re road name Kenwil Drive, that the matter be deferred to enable the policy to be reviewed and exhibited and then the recommendation, that Council advertise its intention to name the road ?Ken Wilson Drive? be reconsidered.

DES

In accordance with Council?s direction for 3 weeks notice the matter will be considered in May 2012.

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

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Ordinary Council Meeting?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 15 March 2012

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.2????? SF341????????????? 150312???????? Polling on Community Attitudes to 4WD Vehicles on Beaches

 

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

 

Summary:

 

Council has received a letter from the Valla Beach Community Association asking that Council undertake polling in its next resident satisfaction survey on community attitudes to 4 wheel drive vehicles on beaches, and especially on beaches around Valla.?

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1??????? That Council incorporate a question in its 2013 Resident Satisfaction Survey on community attitudes to vehicles on beaches.

 

2??????? That the Valla Beach Community Association be advised of Council?s decision.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council can decide whether or not it wishes to undertake polling on community attitudes to vehicles on beaches.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The General Manager attended a meeting of the Valla Beach Community Association on 20 February which discussed beach access and 4 wheel drive vehicles on beaches.

 

Council has now received a letter from the Valla Beach Community Association asking that Council undertake polling in its next resident satisfaction survey on community attitudes to 4 wheel drive vehicles on beaches, and especially on beaches around Valla.? They ask whether it would be possible to have a question in the next random polling, and if so when it would take place.

 

The last resident satisfaction survey was undertaken in 2010 and Council discussed undertaking them at 3 yearly intervals.? The last survey cost $14,520.

 

There is no objection to seeking an assessment of community attitudes to vehicles on beaches.? On the basis of the discussion at the Valla Beach Community Association there would seem to be strongly held views in the community in relation to the issue.

 

A suitable question would need to be developed which encapsulates the arguments, both for and against.

 

Beach access issues are also discussed in the Coastal Zone Management Plan.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been discussion at the Valla Beach Community Association about vehicles on beaches.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 


Environment

 

The proposed polling will elicit community perceptions about the impact of vehicles on beaches, including to the environment.

 

Social

 

The proposed polling will elicit community perceptions about the impact of vehicles on beaches, including social impacts.

 

Economic

 

There are no significant economic impacts.

 

Risk

 

There are no significant risks.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

In the context that the question about vehicles on beaches would be undertaken with Council?s scheduled resident satisfaction survey there would be minimal budgetary impact.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is no impact on working funds.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 15 March 2012

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.3????? SF621????????????? 150312???????? Aboriginal Land Claim 24062 at Valla Beach

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The report is short.? A summary is not required.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council advise the Crown Lands Division that it would prefer Part Reserve 82967 (lot 7306 DP 1157223) to remain as Crown Land for the reasons that the Reserve is required for essential public purposes being bush fire hazard reduction; access to the riparian zone of Deep Creek for weed control and finally as a neighbourhood park.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council does not have to have a position in the matter.? Alternatively it could support the Aboriginal Land Claim.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Council has received the attached correspondence from Crown Lands concerning an Aboriginal Land Claim pursuant to the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 from the NSW Aboriginal Land Council.

 

The section of land the Crown Lands Division seeks Council comment on is the heavy edged land shown as Lot 7306 on the attached plan.? The Council is Trust Manager of this Crown Land which is set aside as a public recreation reserve.

 

Under Section 36 of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983,? claimable Crown lands means lands vested in Her Majesty that, when a claim is made for the lands:

 

a.?????? are able to be lawfully sold or leased, or are reserved or dedicated for any purpose, under the Crown Lands Consolidation Act 1913 or the Western Lands Act 1901

b.?????? are not lawfully used or occupied,

c.?????? do not comprise lands which, in the opinion of a Crown Lands Minister, are needed or are likely to be needed as residential lands,

d.?????? are not needed, nor likely to be needed, for an essential public purpose, and

e.?????? do not comprise lands that are the subject of an application for a determination of native title ? and

f.??????? do not comprise lands that are the subject of an approved determination of native title ?

 

The Act doesn?t define an ?essential public purpose?.

 

The land has been inspected.? It is comprised of a steep bank to Deep Creek and a smaller flatter section at the top of the bank which is maintained as a bush fire hazard reduced buffer for the adjoining houses on Ocean View Drive.? The flatter section has the potential to be further developed as a neighbourhood park with an attractive outlook over the Deep Creek estuary and the ocean.

 

There has been consultation with the Chief Executive Officer of the Nambucca Heads Local Aboriginal Land Council.? She advises that the Land Council has 72 outstanding land claims for Crown Land between Nambucca Heads and Valla Beach.? This land is one of those claims.

 

In relation to this particular claim she advises that the land has cultural significance for story telling and food gathering in common with other foreshore land.? It is acknowledged that the land is unlikely to have any economic value but it has other social and cultural values for the Aboriginal community.

 

In the event that the Aboriginal land claim is successful, the Nambucca Heads LALC is eligible to receive Commonwealth government funding for the management of their land holdings.

 

Therefore the land claim is unlikely to have any impact on the future use of the land.? The major question is who is best placed to manage the land.? Whilst the desire and capability of the Nambucca Heads LALC to own and manage culturally significant land is acknowledged and accepted, the expectation of nearby residents is likely to be that Council is best placed to manage the land.

 

Council should advise the Crown Lands Division that it would prefer Part Reserve 82967 (lot 7306 DP 1157223) to remain as Crown Land for the reasons that the Reserve is required for essential public purposes being bush fire hazard reduction; access to the riparian zone of Deep Creek for weed control and finally as a neighbourhood park.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

It is not Council?s responsibility to undertake consultation in relation to the Aboriginal Land Claim.? There is nothing to indicate that adjoining and nearby residents have been informed of the Claim.?

 

There has been consultation with the Chief Executive Officer of the Nambucca Heads Local Aboriginal Land Council.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

The environmental implications relate to the future use of the land rather than its tenure.? As far as possible the land should be retained in its natural state being mostly steep and well vegetated and comprising the riparian zone for Deep Creek.

 

Social

The land has cultural significance to the Aboriginal community being foreshore land which was used for food gathering and story telling.? As indicated there is no evidence to indicate that adjoining and nearby property owners have been consulted.

 

Economic

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

There are no significant risks.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There is no budgetary impact.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is no impact on working funds.

 

Attachments:

1View

4718/2012 - Aboriginal Land Claim 24062 at Valla Beach

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 15 March 2012

Aboriginal Land Claim 24062 at Valla Beach

 








Ordinary Council Meeting?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 15 March 2012

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.4????? SF327????????????? 150312???????? Nambucca District Band Committee of Management - Minutes of the Annual General Meeting - 20 February 2012

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The report acknowledges the Annual General Meeting of the Nambucca District Band Committee of Management and the new Committee.? A copy of the minutes of this meeting is attached.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1??????? That Council endorse the Nambucca District Band Committee of Management?s minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 20 February 2012 and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in the past twelve months.

 

2??????? That Council make a budget provision of $4,000 to the Nambucca District Band Committee of Management for 2012/2013

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

There are options available to Council in relation to the contribution it makes to the Band.? Council also has the option as to whether the Band is a Committee of Management or not under Section 355.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The Annual General Meeting of the Nambucca District Band Committee of Management was held on Tuesday 20 February 2012.

 

The Committee of Management for the ensuing year consists of the following Office Bearers:

 

????????? President ?????????????????????? Joanne Waller

????????? Vice President???????????????? Ruth Flarrety

????????? Secretary??????????????????????? Jemma Burtonwood

????????? Treasurer???????????????????????? Doug Smith

????????? Musical Director?????????????? Ian Flarrety

????????? Publicity Officer?????????????? Mitchell Daley

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

None

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no implications on the environment.

 

Social

 

There are no social implications.

Economic

 

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

There are no risks to Council.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

That Council make a budget provision of $4,000 to the Nambucca District Band Committee of Management for 2012/2013.? In 2011/2012 Council made a contribution of $4,000.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There are no implications to the working funds.

 

Attachments:

1View

5626/2012 - Treasurers Report and Minutes of AGM - 14 February 2012

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 15 March 2012

Nambucca District Band Committee of Management - Minutes of the Annual General Meeting - 20 February 2012

 




Ordinary Council Meeting?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 15 March 2012

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.5????? SF394????????????? 150312???????? Investment Report to 29 February 2012

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The total return on investments from 1 July to 29 February 2012 is $428,247 ? taking into account accrued interest to 30 June 2011.

 

During February, Term Deposit interest rates ranged from 4.62% for 30 days and up to 5.86% for 1 year.

 

Council placed four Term Deposits during the month of February 2012 ?

 

?????? $1,021,025 IMB??? ???????? 217days?????? 5.57%

?????? $1,173,534 NAB??????????? 188 days????? 5.90%

?????? $?? 611,527????????? Bank of Qld? 273 days????? 5.70%

?????? $1,000,000 Investec?????? 3 years??????? 6.40%????????? (90 BBSW + 20 points)

 

The Managed Funds balances and returns for the month are:

 

?????????????????? Macquarie Income Plus ?????? balance $3,480,879????????? positive return $42,058

?????????????????? TCorp?????????????? ???????? balance $955,127 ? ????????? positive return $17,039

?????????????????? UBS????????????????????????? ???????? balance $197,706

 

Council currently has $7.28 Million with Managed Funds and the balance of $24.43 Million on term deposits.

 

This report details all the investments placed during February and Council funds invested as at 29 February 2012.

 

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

 

 

 

C P Doolan

Responsible Accounting Officer

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the Accountants? Report on Investments placed to 29 February 2012 be noted.

 

OPTIONS:

 

This report is for information only.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

This report details all the investments placed during February 2012 and Council funds invested as at 29 February 2012.

 

 


 

1 Investments Placed 1 to 29 February 2012

 

 

Date

?Amount

Period (Days)

Institution Accepted With

Rate

 

 

 

 

 

2.2.12

$1,021,024.93

217

IMB

5.57%

9.2.12

$1,173,534.96

188

NAB

5.90%

23.2.12

$611,526.80

273

Bank of Qld

5.70%

23.2.12

$1,000,000.00

3 yrs

Investec Bank? Aust

3 mth BBSW + 200 bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Investments Matured & Interest & Returns 1 to 29 February? 2012

 

Term Deposits/Bank Bills

Institution

?Amount

Period (Days)

Rate

?Interest

 

 

 

 

 

IMB

?$1,000,000.00

133

5.77%

?$21,024.93

 

 

 

 

 

NAB

?$1,135,310.15

196

6.27%

?$38,224.81

 

 

 

 

 

People's Choice Credit Union

?$595,359.13

168

5.90%

?$16,167.67

 

 

 

 

 

Managed Funds

Institution

Amount

Period (Days)

Performance for Month

Returns This Month

Annualised Performance FYTD

Returns FYTD

 

 

 

UBS Wealth M'ment Aust Ltd

?$197,706.60

31

-0.16%

-$309.91

5.17%

?$6,918.18

Interest Paid Daily each Quarter

ANZ (On call)

?$2,234,656.91

31

4.00%

?$7,550.80

2.22%

?$34,656.91

 

 

 

Macquarie Global Income Opportunity

?$3,480,878.57

31

1.22%

?$42,057.99

2.42%

?$83,106.53

 

 

 

Long Term Funds

Institution

Amount

Period (Days)

Performance for Month

Monthly change in net asset value

Change in net asset value LTD

Coupons Paid to Date

Annualised Performance FYTD

 

 

NSW Treasury Corp

?$955,126.60

31

1.82%

$17,038.69

-$56,198.20

N/A

-0.08%

 

 

Longreach

2-2007*

?$ -??

31

0.00%

?$? -??

-$4,180.00

?$86,615.06

2.46%

?

 

Longreach Series 26*

?$ -??

31

0.00%

?$? -??

-$52,000.00

?$17,500.00

5.65%

 

 

Averon II*

?$416,050.00

31

0.00%

$? -?

-$83,950.00

$28,396.10

0.04%

 

 

 

 


 

3. Investments held at 29 February 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30/06/2012

 

 

Institution

?Amount

?Date Invested

Period (Days)

Maturity Date

?Interest Due at maturity

Interest

Days to 30.06.12

Interest to 30.06.12

 

BCCU - No 1

$531,434.50

04/03/11

365

03/03/12

?$34,543.24

6.50%

484

?$45,805.29

 

BCCU - No 2

$723,112.14

27/05/11

1096

27/05/14

?$143,306.96

6.60%

400

?$52,301.81

 

BCCU - No 3

$1,066,847.97

02/06/11

366

02/06/12

?$69,000.22

6.45%

394

?$74,278.92

 

IMB - No 1

$1,021,024.93

02/02/12

217

06/09/12

?$33,811.03

5.57%

149

?$23,215.87

 

IMB - No 2

$1,048,691.51

19/12/11

91

19/03/12

?$15,425.82

5.90%

194

?$32,885.82

 

Bendigo & Adel.- No 1

$1,060,535.47

14/04/11

469

26/07/12

?$84,488.36

6.20%

443

?$79,804.57

 

Bank of Qld ?

No 1

$611,526.80

23/02/12

273

22/11/12

?$26,071.15

5.70%

128

?$12,223.83

 

Newcastle Perm.-No 1

$1,233,494.91

25/08/11

238

19/04/12

?$44,639.00

5.55%

310

?$58,143.23

 

ME Bank

$1,000,000.00

06/10/11

154

08/03/12

?$24,049.32

5.70%

268

?$41,852.05

 

NAB - No 3

$1,072,443.58

05/07/11

731

05/07/13

?$138,749.52

6.46%

361

?$68,520.62

 

NAB - No 4

$1,173,534.96

09/02/12

188

15/08/12

?$35,662.60

5.90%

142

?$26,936.65

 

NAB - No 5

$800,000.00

05/08/11

286

17/05/12

?$37,485.59

5.98%

330

?$43,252.60

 

NAB - No 6

$1,173,486.09

09/12/11

370

13/12/12

?$65,069.00

5.47%

204

?$35,875.88

 

NAB - No 7

$1,034,982.74

19/01/12

182

19/07/12

?$30,448.34

5.90%

163

?$27,269.67

 

NAB - No 8

$800,000.00

30/06/11

539

20/12/12

?$75,489.53

6.39%

366

?$51,260.05

 

Suncorp - No 1

$915,387.71

13/12/11

142

03/05/12

?$20,904.45

5.87%

200

?$29,442.88

 

Westpac - No 1

$913,025.85

12/01/12

182

12/07/12

?$27,224.68

5.98%

170

?$25,429.65

 

AMP(CPG) ?

No 1

$1,000,000.00

30/06/11

366

30/06/12

?$62,671.23

6.25%

366

?$62,671.23

 

AMP(CPG) ?

No 2

$1,000,000.00

22/07/11

272

19/04/12

?$44,712.33

6.00%

344

?$56,547.95

 

AMP(CPG) ?

No 3

$500,000.00

09/09/11

731

09/09/13

?$60,082.19

6.00%

295

?$24,246.58

 

AMP(CPG) ?

No 4

$500,000.00

09/09/11

731

09/09/13

?$60,082.19

6.00%

295

?$24,246.58

 

Bendigo & Adel.(CPG)-No 2

$750,000.00

17/06/11

367

18/06/12

?$47,131.85

6.25%

379

?$48,672.95

 

Rabobank(Aust)-No.1

$500,000.00

25/03/11

367

26/03/12

?$33,180.82

6.60%

463

?$41,860.27

 

Rabobank(Aust)-No.2

$1,000,000.00

25/03/11

1832

30/03/16

?$358,871.23

7.15%

463

?$90,697.26

 

Rabobank(Aust)-No.3

$500,000.00

25/11/11

1827

25/11/16

?$155,169.86

6.20%

218

?$18,515.07

 

ING Bank (Aust) Ltd

$1,500,000.00

13/12/11

1829

15/12/16

?$474,287.26

6.31%

200

?$51,863.01

 

Investec Bank Australia

$1,000,000.00

23/02/12

1099

26/02/15

?$192,701.37

6.40%

128

?$22,443.84

 

ANZ (On Call)

$2,234,656.91

29/02/12

31

31/03/12

?$7,591.71

4.00%

122

?$29,877.06

 

Macquarie Income

$3,480,878.57

29/02/12

31

31/03/12

?$15,402.65

5.21%

122

$60,616.88

 

UBS Wealth? Aust Ltd

$197,706.60

29/02/12

31

31/03/12

?$755.62

4.50%

122

?$2,973.72

 

NSW Treasury Corp

$955,126.60

29/02/12

31

31/03/12

?$? -??

0.00%

122

?$??????????????????? ????????????????????-??

 

Averon II

$416,050.00

29/02/12

31

31/03/12

?$? -??

0.00%

122

?$??????????????????????????????????????? -??

 

TOTAL

?$31,713,947.84

 

 

 

?$2,419,009.12

 

 

?$1,263,731.79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4 Interest Earned on Investments: February 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

Interest earned to date

 

 

 

?$428,247.28

 

 

(includes reversal of accrued interest to 30.06.11)

 

 

 

 

 

Plus

Accrued Interest due to 29/02/12

 

 

 

?$672,359.32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued? to 29/02/12

 

 

 

?$1,100,606.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plus

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

 

 

 

-$20,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Investment Returns to 29/02/12

 

 

 

?$1,080,606.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

?$1,452,000.00

 

 

 

* To ensure consistency, returns take into account unrealised gains in Capital Protected

Investments for February of ($20,000)

 

? Unrealised losses were added back in previous investment reports.

 

 

 

 


 

5.? Performance Report

?29 February 2012

TERM DEPOSITS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Institution

Invested Amount

Days? Invested

Date of? Maturity

Interest Rate

Amount of interest due on maturity

Total interest & investment due on maturity

BCCU - No 1

$531,434.50

365

03/03/12

6.50%

$34,543.24

$565,977.74

BCCU - No 2

$723,112.14

1,096

27/05/14

6.60%

$143,306.96

$866,419.10

BCCU - No 3

$1,066,847.97

366

02/06/12

6.45%

$69,000.22

$1,135,848.19

IMB - No 1

$1,021,024.93

217

06/09/12

5.57%

$33,811.03

$1,054,835.96

IMB - No 2

$1,048,691.51

91

19/03/12

5.90%

$15,425.82

$1,064,117.33

Bendigo & Adel. - No 1

$1,060,535.47

469

26/07/12

6.20%

$84,488.36

$1,145,023.83

Bank of Qld - No 1

$611,526.80

273

22/11/12

5.70%

$26,071.15

$637,597.95

Newcastle Perm.-No 1

$1,233,494.91

238

19/04/12

5.55%

$44,639.00

$1,278,133.91

ME Bank

$1,000,000.00

154

08/03/12

5.70%

$24,049.32

$1,024,049.32

NAB - No 3

$1,072,443.58

731

05/07/13

6.46%

$138,749.52

$1,211,193.10

NAB - No 4

$1,173,534.96

188

15/08/12

5.90%

$35,662.60

$1,209,197.56

NAB - No 5

$800,000.00

286

17/05/12

5.98%

$37,485.59

$837,485.59

NAB - No 6

$1,173,486.09

370

13/12/12

5.47%

$65,069.00

$1,238,555.09

NAB - No 7

$1,034,982.74

182

19/07/12

5.90%

$30,448.34

$1,065,431.08

NAB - No 8

$800,000.00

539

20/12/12

6.39%

$75,489.53

$875,489.53

Suncorp - No 1

$915,387.71

142

03/05/12

5.87%

$20,904.45

$936,292.16

Westpac ?

No 1

$913,025.85

182

12/07/12

5.98%

$27,224.68

$940,250.53

Bend/Adel.

(CPG)-No 2

$750,000.00

367

18/06/12

6.25%

$47,131.85

$797,131.85

AMP (CPG) - No 1

$1,000,000.00

366

30/06/12

6.25%

$62,671.23

$1,062,671.23

AMP (CPG) - No 2

$1,000,000.00

272

19/04/12

6.00%

$44,712.33

$1,044,712.33

AMP (CPG) - No 3

$500,000.00

731

09/09/13

6.00%

$60,082.19

$560,082.19

AMP (CPG) - No 4

$500,000.00

731

09/09/13

6.00%

$60,082.19

$560,082.19

Rabobank

(Aust)-No.1

$500,000.00

367

26/03/12

6.60%

$33,180.82

$533,180.82

Rabobank

(Aust)-No.2

$1,000,000.00

1,832

30/03/16

7.15%

$358,871.23

$1,358,871.23

Rabobank

(Aust)-No.3

$500,000.00

1,827

25/11/16

6.20%

$155,169.86

$655,169.86

ING Bank (Aust) Ltd

$1,500,000.00

1,829

15/12/16

6.31%

$474,287.26

$1,974,287.26

Investec Bank Australia

$1,000,000.00

1,099

26/02/15

6.40%

$192,701.37

$1,192,701.37

Total Term Deposits

$24,429,529.16

 

 

 

$2,395,259.14

$26,824,788.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Macquarie Global Income Opportunity

Anticipated return per month - 5.21%

Institution

 

 

Additional

Performance

Redemptions/

Current Market

 

Date

Investment

Deposits

 

Pay Outs

Value

Bal Bgt Forward

30/06/2011

$3,397,772.04

 

 

 

$3,397,772.04

Returns

31/07/2011

 

 

$23,550.79

 

$3,421,322.83

Returns

31/08/2011

 

 

-$44,203.14

 

$3,377,119.69

Returns

30/09/2011

 

 

$1,637.16

 

$3,378,756.85

Returns

31/10/2011

 

 

$18,022.27

 

$3,396,779.12

Returns

30/11/2011

 

 

-$4,927.16

 

$3,391,851.96

Returns

31/12/2011

 

 

$26,606.63

 

$3,418,458.59

Returns

31/01/2012

 

 

$20,361.99

 

$3,438,820.58

Returns

29/02/2012

 

 

$42,057.99

 

$3,480,878.57

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$3,397,772.04

$0.00

$83,106.53

$0.00

$3,480,878.57

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UBS Wealth Management Aust Ltd

Anticipated return per month - 4.50%

Institution

 

 

Additional

Performance

Redemptions/

Current Market

 

Date

Investment

Deposits

 

Pay Outs

Value

Bal Bgt Forward

30/06/2011

$7,488.94

 

 

 

$7,488.94

Quarterly Management Fee

14/07/2011

 

 

-$424.51

 

$7,064.43

Returns

31/08/2011

 

 

-$363.23

 

$6,701.20

Returns

14/09/2011

 

 

-$320.21

 

$6,380.99

Returns

30/09/2011

 

 

$180.52

 

$6,561.51

Returns

31/10/2011

 

 

-$308.14

 

$6,253.37

Blackrock Distribution

25/10/2011

 

$190,788.42

 

 

$197,041.79

Blackrock Distribution

8/11/2011

 

$739.66

 

 

$197,781.45

Returns

14/11/2011

 

 

-$317.25

 

$197,464.20

Returns

8/12/2011

 

 

-$309.19

 

$197,155.01

Returns

31/12/2011

 

 

$1,177.00

 

$198,332.01

Returns

31/01/2012

 

 

-$315.50

 

$198,016.51

Returns

29/02/2012

 

 

-$309.91

 

$197,706.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$7,488.94

$191,528.08

-$1,310.42

$0.00

$197,706.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


ANZ (On Call)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anticipated return per month -6.00%

Institution

Date

 Investment

Additional

Performance

Redemptions/

Current Market

 

 

 

Deposits

 

Pay Outs

Value

Bal Bgt Forward

30/06/2011

$0.00

 

 

 

$0.00

Investment

9/09/2011

$1,500,000.00

 

$0.00

 

$1,500,000.00

Redemption

14/09/2011

 

 

 

-$300,000.00

$1,200,000.00

Redemption

21/09/2011

 

 

 

-$350,000.00

$850,000.00

Redemption

29/09/2011

 

 

 

-$350,000.00

$500,000.00

Returns

30/09/2011

 

 

$4,331.50

 

$504,331.50

Investment

21/10/2011

$700,000.00

 

 

 

$1,204,331.50

Returns

8/11/2011

 

 

$4,682.91

 

$1,209,014.41

Investment

17/11/2011

$1,000,000.00

 

 

 

$2,209,014.41

Returns

8/12/2011

 

 

$9,022.06

 

$2,218,036.47

Returns

31/12/2011

 

 

$9,069.64

 

$2,227,106.11

Returns

31/01/2012

 

 

 

 

$2,227,106.11

Returns

29/02/2012

 

 

$7,550.80

 

$2,234,656.91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$3,200,000.00

$0.00

$34,656.91

-$1,000,000.00

$2,234,656.91

MANAGED FUNDS- Long Term Funds

NSW Treasury Corp

Anticipated return per month - 0.00%

Institution

Date

 Investment

Additional

Deposits

Performance

 

Redemptions/

Pay Outs

Current Market

Value

Bal Bgt Forward

30/06/2011

$955,880.45

 

 

 

$955,880.45

Returns

31/07/2011

 

 

-$15,512.71

 

$940,367.74

Returns

31/08/2011

 

 

-$30,117.69

 

$910,250.05

Returns

30/09/2011

 

 

-$10,799.17

 

$899,450.88

Returns

31/10/2011

 

 

$33,717.41

 

$933,168.29

Returns

30/11/2011

 

 

-$24,838.09

 

$908,330.20

Returns

31/12/2011

 

 

$6,959.46

 

$915,289.66

Returns

31/01/2012

 

 

$22,798.25

 

$938,087.91

Returns

29/02/2012

 

 

$17,038.69

 

$955,126.60

 

 

$955,880.45

$0.00

-$753.85

$0.00

$955,126.60


 

Averon II (Capital Protected)

 

Anticipated return per month - 0.00%

 

Institution

Date

 Investment

Additional

Performance

Redemptions/

Current Market

 

 

 

 

Deposits

 

Pay Outs

Value

 

Bal Bgt Forward

30/06/2011

$415,900.00

 

 

 

$415,900.00

 

Returns

31/07/2011

 

 

-$1,700.00

 

$414,200.00

 

Returns

31/08/2011

 

 

$700.00

 

$414,900.00

 

Returns

30/09/2011

 

 

-$3,250.00

 

$411,650.00

 

Returns

31/10/2011

 

 

$5,900.00

 

$417,550.00

 

Returns

30/11/2011

 

 

-$2,550.00

 

$415,000.00

 

Returns

31/12/2011

 

 

-$18,950.00

 

$396,050.00

 

Returns

31/01/2012

 

 

$20,000.00

 

$416,050.00

 

Returns

29/02/2012

 

 

$? -

 

$416,050.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$415,900.00

$0.00

$150.00

$0.00

$416,050.00

 

Total Managed Funds-Performance since July, 2011

$191,528.08

$121,799.96

-$2,633,222.23

$7,284,418.68

 

Total investments for the month

 

 

 

 

 

$31,713,947.84

Total investments on maturity

 

 

 

 

 

$34,109,206.98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Grove Research and Advisory.

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

There are no environmental implications.

 

Social

There are no social implications.

 

Economic

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

That Council may not meet its budget returns for 2011/2012 based on current performance.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

A review of budgeted interest returns for 2011/2012 will be completed with the December 2011 Budget Review and GPG Research & Advisory will provide Council with the updated interest rates.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

Interest on investments will be assessed with the December 2011 Budget Review.? Variances will be distributed between the Water, Sewerage and General Funds for the second quarter of the financial year.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report. ?


Ordinary Council Meeting?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 15 March 2012

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 10.1??? SF1709??????????? 150312???????? Development Application Statistics with Comparable Figures for all Developments for 2011/2012 and Comparable Years from 2006-2011

 

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

 

Summary:

 

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

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council note development application statistics and processing times for the years 2006 to 2011.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

Provided below is a detailed breakdown on the types of developments where applications have been made for 2011 compared to previous years, to 2006. The years 2009-2006 are in financial years, however 2010 and 2011 are calendar years. The (%) relates to the current year compared to the previous year.

 

As can be seen, there has been a decrease in development applications received over the last 2 years with the total value of these developments remaining static. However, although average dwelling values have increased by 26% over 2010 and the total value of these dwellings increased for the same period, the actual number of applications for dwellings has decreased by only 8.3%.

 

 

 

2011

2010

2009/2010

2008/2009

2007/2008

2006/2007

DA Nos

207 (-13.5%)

235

210 (-10.9%)

233 (-29.18%)

301 (-1.33%)

305 (-3.48%)

DA Value

$29,032,300
(-0.94%)

$29,305,679

$17,800,607
(-177.4%)

$49,393,046
(-10.85%)

$54,799,241
(+33.49%)

$36,445,849
(-10.01%)

 

 

 

2011

2010

2009/2010

2008/2009

2007/2008

2006/2007

Dwelling Nos

44
(-8.3%)

48

53 (-1.8%)

54 (-27%)

74 (-18.6%)

91 (+71%)

Dwelling Values

$11,312,482
(+15.3%)

$9,810,791

$9,874,058
(-37.52%)

$13,579,161
(-8.9%)

$14,911,897
(-12.2%)

$16,985,052
(+61.7%)

 

 

 

2011

2010

2009/2010

2008/2009

2007/2008

2006/2007

Average Value Dwellings

$257,102
(+25.8%)

$204,391

$186,303
(-35%)

$251,466
(+25.0%)

$201,512
(+7.37%)

$186,650
(-5.76%)

 

 

For the calendar year 2011, the area receiving the greatest number of applications was the Nambucca Heads area of the Shire with a total of 55 (26.5%) applications to the value of $8,908,634 (30.7%).

 

Macksville was next with 41 (19.8%) applications at $6,451,867 (22.2%), followed by Rural-Residential with 38 (18.35%) applications with an investment of $5,227,748 (18%).

 

It is interesting to note that there were 2 more applications received for Rural-Residential development in 2011 over 2010, with an increase in the value of the developments of 83.35%.


The remaining applications are as follows:

 

Rural?????????????????????????????? 23 (11.1%)?????????? $3,049,377 (2.60%)

Scotts Head??????????????????? 21 (10.4%)?????????? $2,272,106 (7.83%)

Valla Beach ??????????????????? 19 (? 9.2%)?????????? $2,375,818 (8.18%)

Villages?????????????????????????? ? 7 (? 3.4%)?????????? $?? 223,750 (0.77%)

Bowraville??????????????????????? ? 3 (? 1.4%)?????????? $?? 508,000 (1.75%)

 

New Dwellings/Residential

 

Whilst development applications (which includes Complying Developments lodged with Council for determination) for new dwellings have seen a decline of 4 fewer new homes being submitted, it is important to note that there were 5 new dwellings approved as Complying Developments by Private Certifiers during 2011. Therefore the total number of new dwellings being submitted and approved within the Shire for the year was 49.

 

Most new homes within the Shire continue to be owner occupied and for the 2011 year, the Rural-Residential areas recorded the highest number of new dwellings with 12, at an average cost of $301,583, followed by Nambucca Heads (10) and Valla Beach (9), Rural (5), Scotts Head (4), Macksville (3) and the Shire Villages (1).

 

What Council has experienced is a decrease in the number of Alterations and Additions to existing dwellings from 58 in 2010 to 42 in 2011, however the value of these alterations has increased significantly from $2,202,610 in 2010 to $3,593,078 in 2011 an average increase per application from $37,976 in 2010 to $85,550 in 2011. A further 17 applications were approved by Private Certifiers for Alterations and Additions.

 

The number of subdivision applications received for 2011 was 11 (a decrease of 27% over 2010) with 6 of these being for rural-residential subdivisions. A total of 31 subdivision plans were released creating 110 new lots. There were 44 rural-residential lots released in this total for the subdivision known as ?The Pearl? at Valla. The new lots for 2011 are outlined below.

 

SUBDIVISION PLANS RELEASED 1 JANUARY-31 DECEMBER 2011

 

Rural-Residential:

 

 

No of Plans Released

 

Additional Lots Created

6

 

67

 

 

 

Residential:

 

 

No of Plans Released

 

Additional Lots Created

10

 

26

 

 

 

Rural:

 

 

No of Plans Released

 

Additional Lots Created

5

 

5

 

 

 

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

2

 

1

 

 

 

Strata:

 

 

No of Plans Released

 

Additional Lots Created

1

 

4

 

 

 

Community Title/Integrated Housing:

 

 

No of Plans Released

 

Additional Lots Created

1

 

6

 

 

 

Leasehold:

 

 

No of Plans Released

 

Additional Lots Created

1

 

1

 

 

 

Consolidation of Lots:

 

 

No of Plans Released

 

Additional Lots Created

0

 

0

 

 

COMPARISON OF DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION PROCESSING TIMES 2010 WITH 2011

 


Attachments:

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Ordinary Council Meeting?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 15 March 2012

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 10.2??? SF1709??????????? 150312???????? DEP Applications and Statistical Reports 2011-2012, and Certificates Received 2010-2012

 

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

 

Summary:

 

Environment and Planning Department Development Application statistics for the financial year 2012 compared with 2011 and Certificate Applications/Drainage Diagrams/Outstanding Notice Applications received and determined are provided in the body of the report.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1????????? That Council note development application statistics and processing times for 2012 compared with 2011.

 

2????????? That Council note the statistical information for Applications and Certificates received and released by Council for 2010-2012.

 

 

Development Application Statistics

 

The figures show a 16.67% decrease in the number of DA?s received to February 2012 with construction costs decreasing by 87.48% compared to the same period in 2011. The total number of DA?s/CD?s approved for the month of February was 14 plus 1 modifications.

 

 

DA?S AND COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT

 

Construction Costs

No Applications Received

Applications Approved (DA & CD)

Jan-Feb 2011

24,661,008

125

125

Jan-Feb 2012

12,839,528

104

118

 

 

FINANCIAL:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

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

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

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


 

TURNAROUND TIMES FOR DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS 2012

Month

Mean Time

Median

#Average age of DA?s (Days)

Average

Highest

Lowest

January

41.20

42

79.20

202

42

February

51.53

29

86.00

189**

15

March

 

 

 

 

 

April

 

 

 

 

 

May

 

 

 

 

 

June

 

 

 

 

 

July

 

 

 

 

 

August

 

 

 

 

 

September

 

 

 

 

 

October

 

 

 

 

 

November

 

 

 

 

 

December

 

 

 

 

 

 

#Average age of DA?s

 

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

 

** The clock was not ?stopped? on this application as Council was waiting for referrals from the RTA.


COMPLYING DEVELOPMENTS RECEIVED

 

YEAR

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2010 Private Cert

3

6

6

3

4

0

12

1

2

1

1

0

39

2010 Council

3

6

2

1

2

1

9

3

1

2

2

0

32

2011 Private Cert

1

0

3

7

4

4

3

1

7

6

3

1

40

2011 Council

2

2

0

1

0

1

1

0

2

0

2

1

12

2012 Private Cert

2

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

2012 Council

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATES RELEASED

 

YEAR

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2011 Private Cert

2

9

6

4

6

5

2

4

8

5

6

6

63

2011 Council

8

8

8

7

14

9

6

8

8

4

5

5

90

2012 Private Cert

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

2012 Council

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

CONVEYANCING CERTIFICATES ISSUED

 

YTD (February)

Drainage Diagrams

Section 149 Certs

Outstanding Notices

2010

16

83

27

2011

42

106

10

2012

41

107

29

 

 

 

OCCUPATION CERTIFICATES RELEASED

 

YEAR

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

TOTAL

Average/
Month

Private
2010

4

4

12

2

7

2

4

5

7

1

3

4

55

4.58

Council
2010

10

14

9

12

11

7

11

7

6

3

2

7

99

8.25

Private
2011

9

6

11

0

5

12

3

10

9

7

4

10

86

7.16

Council
2011

6

22

15

5

10

11

12

15

6

9

8

9

128

10.66

Private
2012

1

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

3.50

Council
2012

11

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

10

Attachments:

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Ordinary Council Meeting?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 15 March 2012

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 10.3??? SF1709??????????? 150312???????? Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined to 2 March 2012

 

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) (one application is 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:

 

1????????? That the list of outstanding development applications (in excess of 12 months old) be noted and received for information by Council

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

DA NO

DATE OF RECEIPT

PROPOSAL

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

COMMENTS ON APPLICATION

2010/221

03/09/2010

Additions to existing pre-school

Part Lot 8 DP 821952, Valla Beach Road, Valla Beach

This application was placed on hold pending further discussions regarding a Bushfire Hazard easement over the adjoining land. Whilst the applicants were requested to withdraw the application, they requested that the matter remain live as external funding is tied to this proposal and progress has been made with the adjoining landowners regarding the easement with a finalisation considered imminent.

Council has resolved outstanding matters in relation to the easement.

Application being assessed

 

 


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

 

DA NO

DATE OF RECEIPT

PROPOSAL

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED/
STAFF COMMENTS

2011/165

4/10/11

Rural Dwelling-House

Lot 2 DP 1130291, Taylors Arm Road, Upper Taylors Arm

? Concerns with the position of the road

Requires a modification as outside approved dwelling envelope; Additional information required re OSSM, Bushfire Assessment, Buffer Assessment & ROW

Some information received from applicant but awaiting further Bushfire Assessment - Received

Referred information to RFS

Conflict with rural buffer policy - to be referred to a Council meeting for determination

 

2011/142

25/08/2011

Consolidation of 3 existing short term sites to create 1 long term site within the existing Nambucca Beach Holiday Park

Lot 162 DP 755560, 26 Swimming Creek Road, Nambucca Heads

? DA was not publicly advertised

? The proposed site adjoins a public reserve for public recreation and setback variances are greater than 80%

? nine (9) trees will need to be removed to facilitate the DA, including 3 melaleuca trees that provide homes for nesting tawny frogmouth owls;

? Why is Nambucca Shire Council also providing greater variances than 10% to accommodate the park owner's structures

? Dwelling and associated structures will not fit on proposed site;

? Service issues & non-compliance with Regulations;

? Fire risk and issues as to placement of hose reels;

? Submitted plan is not accurate;

? Proposed building 3 times larger than buildings already in the park;

Currently being assessed

Rec'd letter from RFS on 3/01/2012 requesting further information is required to enable them to assess the application.

Matter to be presented to GPC meeting for final determination once assessment completed

 

 


 

DA NO

DATE OF RECEIPT

PROPOSAL

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED/
STAFF COMMENTS

2011/182

2011/183

2011/184

14/11/11

Alterations & Additions to unit

Lots 2, 3, 4 SP 36372, 2/3/4 40 Waratah Street, Scotts Head

? Potential overshadowing in the winter months;

? Design is poor, and will undervalue the potential of this prime site;

? Height of proposed buildings 8.5m;

? The proposed pitched roof line with hinder views and be detrimental to the amenity of Scotts Head;

? Overlooking? and noise from the proposed balconies;

? Plans appear to be more in line of a new construction and do not resemble alterations;

? Does not fit with the future character of the locality;

? Development will reduce amount of sea breeze hence affecting cross-ventilation;

? Encroachment on privacy;

Referred to engineers and H&B. Applicant has been advised of additional information required. Clock stopped.

Substantial additional information required

Works impact on community common space (Body Corporate).

Assessing application - Application on hold because of dispute with Body Corporate and resolution to permit the application to be lodged

 

2011/195

20/12/11

Continued use of shed

Lot 10 DP 841964, 47 Rogers Drive, Valla Beach

? Negative aesthetics with glare

? Covenant has brick and tile construction

? Roof water run-off concerns

Shed is already erected.
Awaiting information on encroachment on sewer line, stormwater control, reduction in glare and bushfire assessment report.

Owner attending meeting with Council staff to discuss stormwater issues and a requirement for Council?s free and full access to sewer main with no responsibility for restoration of land

 

2012/008

25/01/12

Tattoo Shop, A Frame Sign, Window Sign and Flash Wall Sign

Lot 2 SP 12843, 2/28 Ridge Street, Nambucca Heads

? Issues with the opening hours - 7 days a week

Council in negotiations with applicant re the hours of opening. Once resolved the DA will be determined.

 

Attachments:

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Ordinary Council Meeting?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 15 March 2012

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 10.4??? SF1709??????????? 150312???????? DA's and CDC's Received and Determined under Delegated Authority to 2 March 2012

 

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 2 MARCH 2012

 

DA Number

Application Date

Applicant/Owner

Development

Address

Estimated Value

2012/023

21/02/2012

Paul Smith Building Design

Additions to Dwelling and Conversion of Carport to Garage

Lot 6 DP 881990, 10 Eddy Close, Way Way

220,000

2012/024

21/02/2012

Tony Cheers

Continued Use of Shed and Carport, Installation of Water Tank

Lot 23 DP 20689, 13 Old Coast Road, Nambucca Heads

20,000

2012/025

22/02/2012

Nambucca Valley Pistol Club Inc/
G & O Burbridge

50 Meter Target Shooting Range and Wheelchair accessible toilet

Lot 233 DP 598873, 1905 Taylors Arm Road, Yarranbella

15,000

2012/026

24/02/2012

Mick Brooks Building Design/
M & C Cresswell

Second Dwelling (Dual Occupancy) (Large Lot Residential)

Lot 109 DP 618980, 19 Black Butt Lane, Valla

200,000

2012/027

27/02/2012

Robert McWilliam

Additions & Alterations to existing dwelling

Lot 2 DP 415013, 27 Bellevue Drive, North Macksville

80,000

2012/028

29/02/2012

Karen Schepis (Shelbie)

Deck to back of house

Lot 1 DP 409230, 59 Valla Beach Road, Valla Beach

15,000

2012/029

29/02/2012

Julie Borthwick

Deck additions and roof

Lot 114 DP 711481, 33 Raleigh Street, Scotts Head

11,000

 


 

 

COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED 2 MARCH 2012

Including those issued by Private Certifiers

 

DA Number

Application Date

Applicant/Owner

Development

Address

Estimated Value

2012/605

20/02/2012

Mr B Dyer

Extend Existing deck

Lot 2 DP 20743, 39 Seaview Street, Nambucca Heads

4,900

2012/606

29/02/2012

Mr G Collison & Ms K Knox

Dwelling

Lot 4 DP 1099448, 121 Strawberry Road, Macksville

249,000

 

 

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS/COMPLYING DEVELOPMENTS AND MODIFICATIONS DETERMINED UNDER DELEGATED AUTHORITY TO 2 MARCH 2012

 

CONSENT/ DA

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

DEVELOPMENT DETERMINED

EST VALUE

$

2012/002

Lot 65 DP 228703, 9 Dolphin Place, Valla Beach

2 Story Dwelling

430,000

2011/175

Lot 30 DP 547182, 5 Leonard Street, Nambucca Heads

Part demolition and Residential Additions

200,000

2011/196

Lot 33 DP 552133, 3 Loftus Street, Nambucca Heads

Attached Granny Flat and New Deck

80,000

2006/142/03

Lot 142 DP 809036, 2 Grandview Drive, North Macksville

14 Lot Residential Subdivision plus Residue lot (Subdivision to be carried out in 3 stages and the total number of residential lots reduced in accordance with the amended subdivision layout)

0

2012/605

Lot 2 DP 20743, 39 Seaview Street, Nambucca Heads

Extend Existing Deck

4,900

2011/139

Lot 51 DP 613620, Foxs Road, Nambucca Heads

Crematorium, Chapel and Associated Facilities

450,000

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

?


Ordinary Council Meeting?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 15 March 2012

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 10.5??? SF281????????????? 150312???????? Youth Week 2012 - Program

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Vicki Fernance, Youth Development Officer ????????

 

Summary:

 

Nambucca Shire Council will receive $1230 funding (funding agreement signed 10 October 2011) to run activities for the youth in the Shire as part of National Youth Week 2012.

 

Youth Week will be held 13 ? 22 April 2012 ? the theme is ?Imagine, Create, Inspire?.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council approves the Youth Week 2012 activities which are being run by Nambucca Shire Council.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

1?????????? Council has the option of not being involved in Youth Week 2012.

 

2?????????? Council has the option to amend the program.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Nambucca Shire Council holds events every year around the Shire for Youth Week.? Events are funded by the annual Council allocation and matched funding from the Commission for Children & Young People.

 

The following events have been planned (subject to final confirmation closer to Youth Week 2012):

 

Scary Movie Night at Trial Bay Gaol

 

Kempsey Shire Council?s Youth Development Officer is organising a Scary Movie Night at Trial Bay Gaol on Friday 13 April.? It is anticipated that, together with Supervisors, 30 young people will travel by bus to attend this event (subject to numbers).

 

Radio Training Workshop at 2NVR

 

This will consist of a 2-3 hour workshop for young people to give them an idea about working in radio.? The workshop will be tailored to suit and it is anticipated that up to 20 young people will attend.

 

Alison Launt Dance workshops

 

Alison Launt teaches dance in the Nambucca Valley and has agreed to do two workshops, one for beginners (3 hours) to give them a chance at seeing if they want to go further and the other workshop for intermediate dancers (2 hours).

 

Musicians Making a Difference

 

Musicians Making a Difference (MMAD) will do three workshops, one in Bowraville, one in Macksville and the other in Nambucca Heads over three days.? These workshops will be tailored to suit the young people in the community, for example, songwriting, hip hop, band techniques, singing, etc.? Consultation with young people in each of the communities will take place to decide how the workshops are set up.

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It is anticipated that Council will be involved in other activities being held around the Shire by partnership with other organisations.


CONSULTATION:

 

Manager Community and Cultural Services

Nambucca Valley Youth Services Centre

Young people

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

No impact on the environment.

 

Social

 

Youth Week is an opportunity to highlight young people?s valuable contribution to the community, empower them and create a better acceptance and understanding of young people.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic implications as Council receives funding to hold events in Youth Week.

 

Risk

 

There is a small element of risk during some of the activities.? Supervisors will be in attendance at all events.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

No impact as all events are fully funded by the Youth Week grant, Council?s allocation and Youth Development Officer Project.

 

The program is designed to fit with available funding.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Nil

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 15 March 2012

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 10.6??? SF1268??????????? 150312???????? Grassy Park Reserve, Bowraville - Flying Fox Plan of Management

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Jacqui Ashby, Environmental Compliance Officer ????????

 

Summary:

 

As part of the Our Living Coast Project on-ground works program, $40,000 was devoted to the Grassy Park Reserve Flying Fox camp for a Plan of Management and extensive rehabilitation works for both the camp area and the surrounding native vegetation including extensive bank stabilisation. GeoLink was the preferred consultant to undertake the study, as they have had extensive experience in preparing plans of management for flying fox camps in NSW. The Flying Fox Plan of Management is in its final draft ready for endorsement for public exhibition.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the Flying Fox Plan of Management ? Grassy Park Reserve, Bowraville go on public exhibition for 28 days from 22 March to 23 April 2012.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

That the Flying Fox Plan of Management ? Grassy Park Reserve, Bowraville does not go on public exhibition.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The three species of Flying Fox that occur in NSW are protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. The Grey-headed Flying Fox is also listed as Vulnerable within NSW, Commonwealth of Australia and internationally under the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. The Grey-headed Flying Fox is also protected under commonwealth legislation, under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

 

Bowraville has been home to Flying Foxes for decades, although since 2001 the colony has moved south (downstream) to Grassy Park and is now closer to residential areas. Their camp, once continuously occupied, is in an ideal location for their maternity and roosting as it is close to the river with a good forested riparian zone. Unfortunately this riparian zone is predominately weeds species that include Camphor laurels which are declared a noxious weed in the Nambucca Shire.

 

In 2004 Council was alerted by the community to the particularly large Grey-headed Flying Fox (GHFF) camp in Grassy Park and formed a working party to address some of the issues. An interim plan of action was produced to remove vegetation (Camphor laurels close to residential properties to discourage roosting). Some maintenance in the way of weed removal and a small area of native planting was done in 2005. Camp numbers reduced in the following years. Late 2009 it became apparent that the size of the camp was increasing again and there were thousands of GHFF.

 

There are no formal records on the population dynamics and numbers of flying fox or ratios of GHFF to black Flying Foxes (BFF), there is only anecdotal evidence from community members. There had been no formal flora and fauna studies or surveys conducted in Grassy Park and so there had been no identification of threatened species.

 

In 2010 there was a large (temporary) camp in North Macksville that posed problems to residents. Whilst the Bowraville camp was vacated during the winter Council and Nambucca Valley Landcare started works to remove weed species before the Flying Foxes returned for the maternity period. This work was executed under a Section 95 Certificate issued by DECCW (Office of Environment and Heritage).

 

A weeding program using community based volunteer group was started and this group overseen by Nambucca Valley Landcare. This project endeavoured to remove weedy undergrowth from the surrounding areas to enhance the native species along the riparian zone.

 

In 2011 the Landcare group with help from Generation Green and EnVite weeded and planted an extensive buffer zone between the core camp and the closest residences. Whilst this was happening Council engaged a consultant to prepare a Plan of Management for Grassy Park. This Plan of Management (PoM) also included a concise Vegetation Management Plan. During the Flora and fauna study it became apparent that the vegetation, although degraded by extensive weed species, resembled three Endangered Ecological Communities (EEC?s) of Lowland Rainforest on Floodplain in the NSW North Coast Bioregion, River-flat eucalypt forest on coastal floodplains on the NSW North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner Bioregions, and Subtropical Floodplain Forest of the NSW North Coast Bioregion. These EEC?s are protected under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.  

 

The PoM sets out a 5-10 year vegetation management strategy to enhance the area for the protection of both Flying-foxes and residents so they can live side by side harmoniously. The PoM also aims to protect and enhance the EEC?s that are present in the area.

 

In light of the PoM time frame, Nambucca Valley Landcare has applied for 6 year funding under the Biodiversity Fund from the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, population and Communities, to continue the work done under the Our Living Coast banner.

 

NB it is known that other Flying Fox camps exist within the Shire and cause the same issues. These camps will be addressed and incorporated into the Regional Flying Fox Plan of Management (RFFPoM) currently being produced by the Our Living Coast project. This document will be presented to Council in the near future.

 

The Draft Flying-fox PoM was previously given to Councillors for perusal and comments received are as follows:

 

Comments in Regard to NSC Bowraville FF Plan of Management from Cr Janet Court

Page/Ident No

Proposed changes/Comments/Questions

Staff Response

Page 20

Last para

Change: ?Att a site specific scale, the available of roosting trees..? to something like: ?At a site specific scale, the availability of roosting trees??.o:

Comments forwarded to consultants.

Page 22

Odour

Change ?co-insides? to ?coincides?.

Page 56

7.2

5th dot point

Change ?Development of a prioritised ?? to ?Develop a prioritised??? ? so that this objective also begins with a verb.

Page 57

Upper Mid-Storey and Page 59 Mid-storey

Change ?57rgani? to ?excelsa?. (See Annex E for scientific name for Red Ash )

 

Comments in Regard to NSC Bowraville FF Plan of Management from Cr Michael Moran

Page/Ident No

Proposed changes/Comments/Questions

Staff Response

Nil

First paragraph of typed note

Accepted information and research state the Grey-headed Flying Fox is an endangered species

Nil

Second paragraph of typed note

Statement made by author

Nil

Third paragraph of typed note

Statement made by author

Nil

Fourth paragraph of typed note

There are many options for affected residents, air conditioning is just one option, there are other options that do not require electricity

Nil

Fifth paragraph of typed note

Statement made by author

Nil

Sixth paragraph of typed note

Statement made by author

Nil

Seventh paragraph of typed note

The area of Grassy Pk has been transformed from a heavy weed infested 'forest' into an area where people can walk their dogs and appreciate the native riparian vegetation beside the Nambucca River. There is more grass there now than there was two years ago

Nil

Eighth paragraph of typed note

Statement made by author

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

All Councillors

Director Environment and Planning

GeoLink

Nambucca Valley Landcare Inc

Coffs Harbour City Council

Bellingen Shire Council

Billy Roberts (Flying Fox specialist)

Office Environment and Heritage

The community of Bowraville

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

Grassy Park is the chosen home by Flying Foxes due to its proximity to the limited food supply in the surrounding areas. Grassy Park is a known area of three EEC's and is located in an urban area. For the Flying Foxes to survive we must enhance their chosen camp and protect it whilst helping to alleviate the conflict with residents in the surrounding area. There is a lot more work to be done at Grassy Park.

 

Social

 

The works done and planned will help alleviate the conflict of living near a large camp. The PoM helps set out the works to be done to do this.

 

Economic

 

If the conflict between the residents and the camp is not alleviated, then the loss of the species and or community will result in an economic loss. Enhancing the camp areas and EEC will put Bowraville on the map and increase the tourist economy of the town.

 

Risk

 

The risk is high if nothing is done to alleviate the conflict. Having a PoM will alleviate the conflict and sets out the right way to deal with camps that are regionally significant.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

Nil

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Grant funding will be identified into the future for the life of the PoM.

 

 

Attachments:

1View

4996/2012 - Comments from Cr Moran following meeting with Dianne Glennon

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 15 March 2012

Grassy Park Reserve, Bowraville - Flying Fox Plan of Management

 


Ordinary Council Meeting?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 15 March 2012

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 10.7??? SF777????????????? 150312???????? Listing of the Lowland Rainforest of Subtropical Australia as an Endangered Ecological Community

 

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

 

Summary:

 

This report is to advise Council that the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, the Hon. Tony Burke MP has agreed to list the Lowland Rainforest of Subtropical Australia as an Endangered Ecological Community (EEC) under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

 

Nambucca Shire is affected by this listing as the Shire is identified as an area where the EEC is both "Likely to Occur" and "May Occur". As a consequence any person wishing to clear land or undertake development will need to ensure that a detailed investigation and assessment is undertaken to determine firstly if the EEC exists, and secondly how will the proposal impact on the EEC.

 

The mapping issued with the declaration is very large scale and is based on the 1:250,000; 1:100,000; 1:25,000 & 1:10,000 data sets held by the various Commonwealth and State agencies. Because of the broad scaling used the impact will be significant and will result in considerable costs to the landowner to either demonstrate that the EEC does or does not exist on their land.

 

It is therefore timely that Council consider the benefits of ground truthing the Kendal & Kendall Vegetation Mapping that was done some years ago to provide for a more accurate mapping and identification of this and other EEC's that are "Likely to Occur" or "May Occur" in the shire.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1????????? That Council note the advice that the Lowland Rainforest of Subtropical Australia has been listed as an Endangered Ecological Community (EEC) under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

 

2????????? That Council authorise the Grant Officer to investigate funding opportunities to undertake the ground truthing of the indicative vegetation mapping currently used by Council.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council could choose not to seek funding to ground truth the existing indicative vegetation mapping.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Advice has been received from the Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, that the Minister the Hon. Tony Burke MP has agreed to list the Lowland Rainforest of Subtropical Australia as an Endangered Ecological Community (EEC) under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

 

The primary location for the Lowland Rainforest of Subtropical Australia is from Maryborough in Queensland down to the Clarence Rive (Grafton) in NSW. However, the EEC is also found in isolated areas between the Clarence River and the Hunter River including the Bellinger and Hastings Valleys.

 

The map that has been prepared and issued with the EEC declaration, identifies Nambucca Shire as an area where the EEC is both "Likely to Occur" and "May Occur". The mapping is very broad scale as it is based on the 1:250,000; 1:100,000; 1:25,000 & 1:10,000 data sets held by the various Commonwealth and State agencies. Because of the broad scaling used, the impact will be significant and will result in considerable costs to a landowner to either demonstrate that the EEC does not exist on their land if they propose to clear land or undertake development.

 

With this EEC declaration, along with other declarations that affect the Nambucca Local Government Area and the potentially high individual costs to engage the services of a duly qualified person to undertake investigations on an individual basis, it is considered timely that Council review the benefits of ground truthing the Kendall & Kendall Vegetation Mapping that was done some years ago to provide for a more accurate and comprehensive mapping and identification of this and other EEC's that are "Likely to Occur" or "May Occur" in the shire.

 

Council has identified the Ground Truthing in the Environmental Levy program for the 2015/16 budget year subject to obtaining at least a $ for $ funding. It may be advantageous to reschedule this project earlier and authorise Council's Grants Officer to investigate and make application for funding under any appropriate funding program to obtain at least $ for $ funding.

 

In the meantime, staff will seek access to a digital copy of the distribution maps for this EEC for the Nambucca LGA to include it as a GIS layer so that information may be available for any person proposing development of their land to ensure that the EEC is investigated before undertaking any work as hefty fines apply for any person who impacts upon an EEC.

 

Details on the EEC declaration may be found at the following website:

http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/publicshowcommunity.pl?id=101

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

General Manager

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

Declaration of an Endangered Ecological Community follows a very vigorous process by the Scientific Committee to identify and protect an EEC.

 

Social

 

There are both advantages and disadvantages with an EEC declaration as it provides protection for future generations and also it may impose some constraints on individual landowners or land managers.

 

Economic

 

The declaration of an EEC may have economic impacts on a landowner/manager. However, there are economic benefits and opportunities with such declarations for Eco tourism opportunities.

 

Risk

 

Council works may need to be revised if undertakings are proposed in or near the EEC. Ground Truthing the Vegetation Mapping will assist Council to avoid any potential breach for works being undertaken within or that may impact upon an EEC.

 


FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

Any costs incurred by Council for ground truthing would come from an allocated Environmental Levy budget.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Environmental Levy and external grants funds. No variations sought at this preliminary stage.

 

Attachments:

1View

4820/2012 - Lowland Rainforest of Subtropical Australia Information and Map

 

2View

?- CIRCULARISED DOCUMENT - Councillors Only - A3 Coloured Map of Proposed Area

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 15 March 2012

Listing of the Lowland Rainforest of Subtropical Australia as an Endangered Ecological Community

 










Ordinary Council Meeting - 15 March 2012

Listing of the Lowland Rainforest of Subtropical Australia as an Endangered Ecological Community

 

 

 

 

 

Placeholder for Attachment 2

 

 

 

Listing of the Lowland Rainforest of Subtropical Australia as an Endangered Ecological Community

 

 

 

CIRCULARISED DOCUMENT - Councillors Only - A3 Coloured Map of Proposed Area

 


Ordinary Council Meeting?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 15 March 2012

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 10.8??? SF1040??????????? 150312???????? Local Development Performance Monitoring 2010-2011 Department of Planning and Infrastructure

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The Department of Planning and Infrastructure have released their Local Development Performance Monitoring of Local Government for the 2010/2011 period.

 

Nambucca Shire has maintained it averages on par with the other Group 11 Council's in NSW.

 

The entire documents are available online from the Department of Planning & Infrastructure website.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1????????? That Council note the release of the 2010-11 Local Development Performance Monitoring report released by the NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure.

 

2????????? That Council note that Nambucca Shire Council has performed well in comparison to the previous year and the Group 11 Council averages.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

The report is for information only.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The Department of Planning and Infrastructure have been undertaking Local Development Performance Monitoring since 2005-06 and the extent and accuracy of data collection has improved and been refined.

 

Whilst the use of the data is good it should not be considered as the be all and end all in performance as there are many local factors that are not brought out in the data. Most importantly there is no test or judgement on the quality of approvals and projects coming out of the assessment process.

 

It is however, a good tool to see how a council is going against other like Council's. In Nambucca Shire's case the 20, Group 11 Council's in NSW are identified in the following table

 

Muswellbrook Shire Council