The following document is the minutes of the Council meeting held on 28 June 2012.  These minutes are subject to confirmation as to their accuracy at the next meeting to be held on 11 July 2012 and therefore subject to change.  Please refer to the minutes of 11 July 2012 for confirmation.

 

 

PRESENT

 

Cr Rhonda Hoban (Mayor)

Cr John Ainsworth

Cr Martin Ballangarry OAM

Cr Janet Court

Cr Brian Finlayson

Cr Paula Flack

Cr Anne Smyth

Cr Elaine South

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Michael Coulter (General Manager)

Greg Meyers (Director Environment & Planning)

Paul Gallagher (Director Engineering Services)

Monika Schuhmacher (Minute Secretary)

 

 

PRAYER

 

Father Michael from the Catholic Church offered a prayer on behalf of the Nambucca Minister's Association.

 

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

There were no Disclosures of Interest.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Council Meeting 13 June 2012

 

3449/12/12 RESOLVED:   (Flack/Smyth)

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting of 13 June 2012 be confirmed subject to a change in heading for the Closed Meeting.  The heading is to be after the resolution to go into Closed Meeting.

 

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION - CR BALLANGARRY OAM – LATE

 

ITEM 5.1      SF1714              280612      Notice of Motion - Request to Attend NSW Local Government Aboriginal Network Conference 15-17 August 2012 (SF352)

3450/12 RESOLVED:       (Ballangarry/Flack)

 

That Council approve the attendance of Cr Martin Ballangarry OAM at the NSW Local Government Aboriginal Network Conference from 15 to 17 August 2012 in Grafton.

 

   

 

PUBLIC FORUM

 

3451/12 Resolved:       (Ainsworth/Court)

 

That Mr Glen Schafer, under Public Forum, be granted time to address Council on the matter of an exploratory mining lease for antimony in the Shire.

 

 

 

Mr Schafer addressed Council making the following points:

·    Exploratory mining licence for 330 sq km around Taylors Arm and Argents Hill for group 1 minerals

·    Representing concerned residents in Nambucca Shire and Bellingen Shire to fight the application

·    Severe impacts on residents and farming

·    2700 have joined this group and website has been set up

·    Petition has been set up to go to Andrew Stoner MP

·    Let everyone know about

·    Asks Council to notify landholders within exploration area so they can get legal assistance and advice

·    Has only been advertised in Coffs Coast Advocate and Nambucca Guardian News will be placing a story in near future

·    Only a short window for landowners before they have to enter into an access agreement with a mining company

·    Anyone can seek information and make statements to relevant government department

·    Residents will get a letter from the mining company asking them to enter into an agreement

·    Toxic fallout into rivers from antimony mining

·    Some additional new areas and some old leases being revised

·    Antimony is used for electronics and other products, fire retardants,

·    Tabled a CD for Council’s information

 

GB15/12 - Report on Exploratory Mining Lease Implications (Ref SF757)

3452/12 Resolved:       (Flack/Ballangarry)

 

That Council receive a report on the application including whether Council should make representations to the Department.  Further, the report should cover the problem with antimony mining at Kempsey Shire and whether Council can legally advise affected property owners.

 

 

 

ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

There were no Questions with Notice.

 

 

QUESTIONS FOR CLOSED MEETING WHERE DUE NOTICE HAS BEEN RECEIVED

 

There were no Questions for Closed Meeting where due Notice has been received.

 

 

 

General Manager Report

 

ITEM 9.1      SF959                280612      Outstanding Actions and Reports

3453/12 RESOLVED:       (Smyth/Court)

 

That the list of outstanding actions and reports be noted and received for information by Council.

 

 

 

3454/12 Resolved:       (Court/Ballangarry)

 

That Council bring forward Items 9.7 and 9.9 – Adoption of 2012/2013 Operational Plan and 2012/2016 Delivery Program as there were interested parties in the gallery.

 


 

 

ITEM 9.7      SF1620              280612      Adoption of 2012/2013 Operational Plan and 2012/2016 Delivery Program

3455/12 RESOLVED:       (Court/Ainsworth)

 

1.       That Council adopt the minutes of the Workshop on the Operational Plan and Draft Delivery Program held on 14 June 2012

 

2.       That Council adopt the 2012/2013 Operational Plan and 2012/2016 Delivery Program as advertised subject to the following changes:

 

          a.       The changes listed in the second attachment to this report being those referred to the        Workshop on 14 June 2012

 

          b.       The changes to the wording of the Delivery Program to reflect Council’s financial     position as indicated in the fourth attachment to this report.

 

          c.       The following changes to the Delivery Program and Fees and Charges:

 

Delivery Program

 

                   $1,500 - Invoice received from Local Government and Shires Associations on 8 June for 2012/2013 financial year.  Shortfall of $1,500 on budget amount

 

                   $8,000 - Estimate received from Electoral Commissioner for cost of September 2012 election.  Shortfall of $8,000 on budget amount

 

New Fees and Charges

 

Rechecking of Engineering Plans after the issue of a construction certificate - $100 minimum plus $80/additional hour

 

Driveway Risers

 

Installation of single 4m width including steel pipes - $880 (includes GST)

Installation of new risers for driveways - $572 (includes GST)

Repair/Replacement of driveway risers – at cost (includes GST).

 

Interest on Rates and Charges

 

10% p.a. on daily rests (was 11% in 2011/2012)

 

3456/12 Resolved:       (Smyth/Hoban)

 

That the options identified in the Operational Plan/Delivery Program to improve Council’s asset renewal rates be the subject of ongoing consultation with the community.

 

 


 

 

3457/12 Resolved:       (Court/Smyth)

 

That Council bring forward Items 9.8 and 9.9 – Making of Rates and Charges 2012/2013 - Late Report Incorporating Changes to Water and Sewer Charges as there were interested parties in the gallery.

 

Note: Item 9.8 replaced Item 9.2.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.8      SF1672              280612      Making of Rates and Charges 2012/2013 - Late Report Incorporating Changes to Water and Sewer Charges

3458/12 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

1          That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 501 of the Act, the annual standing charge for water supply services to all properties connected or able to be connected to Council’s water supply in accordance with Section 552(1) of the Act for 2012/2013 is made at one hundred dollars ($100.00) per occupancy for each assessment, for a 20mm or 25mm connection; four hundred dollars ($400.00) for a 40mm connection, six hundred and twenty five dollars ($625.00) for a 50mm connection, one thousand six hundred dollars ($1,600.00) for a 80mm connection and two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) for a 100mm connection, to be charged per connection for each assessment; with a consumption charge of two dollars and forty six cents ($2.46) per kilolitre to apply to all water consumption and such charges to have a short title of “Water Charge”.

 

2          That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 501 of the Act the annual access charge for sewerage services to all properties connected or able to be connected to Council's sewer in accordance with Section 552(3) of the Act for 2012/2013 is made at four hundred and forty eighty dollars ($448.00) per occupancy for each assessment for residential connections; two hundred and three dollars ($203.00)  per assessment for 20mm non residential connection, eight hundred and twelve dollars ($812.00) per assessment for 40mm non residential connection, one thousand two hundred and sixty nine dollars ($1,269.00) per assessment for 50mm non residential connection, three thousand two hundred and forty eight dollars ($3,248.00) per assessment for 80mm non residential connection, five thousand and seventy five dollars ($5,075.00) per assessment for 100mm non residential connection and two hundred and three dollars ($203.00) for vacant land/non connection per assessment; with a sewer usage charge of three dollars and forty three cents ($3.43) per kilolitre to be calculated on the estimated volume discharged from all properties excluding residential connections using the total water consumption based on Land and Water Conservation's formula and Department of Energy, Utilities and Sustainability's best practice pricing guidelines and such charge to have a short title of "Sewerage Charge".

 

3          That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 501 of the Act, the waste management tip provision charge for 2012/2013 is made at one hundred and thirty one dollars ($131.00) per assessment for properties which do not receive a domestic waste service or are not on a waste collection route, or vacant land where the service is available; such charge to have the short title of “Waste Management Tip Provision”.


 

4          That in accordance with Section 496 of the Act, the annual charge for 2012/2013 for domestic waste service on all occupied rateable land in the Shire, categorised Farmland or Residential under Section 515 or 516 of the Act to which a domestic waste service is provided, is made at four hundred and eighty four dollars ($484.00) per occupancy for each assessment, such charge to have a short title of “Domestic Waste Management  —  Occupied”, the amount of the annual charge will be the amount derived by applying the formula A = B x $484.00, where “A” equals the annual charge, “B” equals the number of occupancies and $484..00 is the unit price. A waste management tip provision annual charge of one hundred and thirty one dollars ($131.00) for the year 2012/2013 is made for properties categorised Farmland or Residential that are not vacant, but do not receive a domestic waste service or are not on a waste collection route, or are vacant land where the service is available

 

5          That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 496 of the Act the annual charge for 2012/2013 for domestic waste on all vacant rateable land in the Shire, categorised Residential (under Section 516 of the Local Government Act 1993) and located within the confines of the towns of Nambucca Heads, Valla Beach, Hyland Park, Macksville, Bowraville and Scotts Head and the villages of Taylors Arm Upper, Taylors Arm Lower, Eungai Rail, Eungai Creek, Warrell Creek and Donnellyville and all land within the rural sector with a residential building entitlement, including land categorised as Farmland, where the domestic waste collection service is available, is made at one hundred and thirty one dollars ($131.00) per assessment, such charge to have short title of “Domestic Waste Management – Vacant”.

 

6          That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 501 of the Act, the annual charge for 2012/2013 for waste service on all occupied rateable land in the Shire, categorised Business (under Section 518 of the Act) to which a waste service is provided, is made at four hundred and eighty four dollars ($484.00) per occupancy per land parcel/assessment, such charge to have a short title of “Waste Management  —  Occupied”, the amount of the annual charge will be the amount derived by applying the formula A = B x $484.00, where “A” equals the annual charge, “B” equals the number of separate occupancies and $484.00 is the unit price.

 

7          That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 502 of the Act the waste service charge for 2012/2013 for actual use of accessing weekly waste service by non rateable properties is made at nine dollars and thirty one cents ($9.31) per week per service per occupancy per land parcel/assessment, such charge to have the short title “Waste Management  —  Non Rateable”, and the amount of the charge will be the amount derived by applying the formula A = B x C X $9.31, where “A” equals the charge, “B” equals the number of separate occupied sites, "C" equals the number of weekly services and $9.31 is the unit price per service per week.

 

8          That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 501 of the Act the annual charge for waste for 2012/2013 on all vacant rateable land in the Shire, categorised business (under Section 518 of the Act) and located within the confines of the towns of Nambucca Heads, Valla Beach, Hyland Park, Macksville, Bowraville and Scotts Head and the villages of Taylors Arm Upper, Taylors Arm Lower, Eungai Rail, Eungai Creek, Warrell Creek and Donnellyville, is made at one hundred and thirty one dollars ($131.00) per assessment, such charge to have a short title of “Waste Management  —  Vacant”.


 

9          That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 496A & 510A of the Act the annual charge for 2012/2013 for stormwater management services on all rateable privately owned developed non strata residential land located within the confines of the towns of Nambucca Heads, Valla Beach, Hyland Park, Macksville, Bowraville and Scotts Head is made at twenty five dollars ($25.00) per land parcel/assessment, such charge to have a short title "Stormwater Management—Residential Charge".

 

10         That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 496A & 510A of the Act the annual charge for 2012/2013 for stormwater management services on all rateable privately owned developed strata residential land located within the confines of the towns of Nambucca Heads, Valla Beach, Hyland Park, Macksville, Bowraville and Scotts Head is made at twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) per lot/assessment, such charge to have a short title "Stormwater Management—Residential Strata Charge".

 

11         That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 496A & 510A of the Act the annual charge for 2012/2013 for stormwater management services on all rateable privately owned developed urban business land and located within the confines of the towns of Nambucca Heads, Valla Beach, Hyland Park, Macksville, Bowraville and Scotts Head is made at twenty five dollars ($25.00) per land parcel/assessment plus an additional twenty five dollars ($25.00) for each 350 square metres or part of 350 square metres by which the area of the parcel of land exceeds 350 square metres, such charge to have a short title "Stormwater Management Business Charge" and be capped at $100.00 per assessment.

 

12         That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 496A & 510A of the Act the annual charge for 2012/2013 for stormwater management services on all rateable privately owned developed urban business strata lots/land and located within the confines of the towns of Nambucca Heads, Valla Beach, Hyland Park, Macksville, Bowraville and Scotts Head is made at an amount equal to twenty five dollars ($25.00) per strata plan land parcel (parent parcel) plus an additional twenty five dollars ($25.00) for each 350 square metres or part of 350 square metres by which the area of the parcel of land exceeds 350 square metres and capped at $100.00 then divisible on a pro rata basis between the strata lots, such charge to have a short title "Stormwater Management-Business Strata Charge".

 

13         That a rate of zero point zero zero four eight dollars ($0.0048) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category of “Farmland”, is made for the year 2012/2013, subject to a minimum rate of four hundred and fifty eight dollars ($458.00) per assessment, in accordance with Section 458 of the Act, such rate to apply to all properties categorised as “Farmland”, pursuant to Section 515 of the Act, such rate to have a separate short title of “Farmland” in accordance with Section 543 of the Act.

 

14         That a rate of zero point zero zero four three five dollars ($0.00435) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category “Residential” is made for the year 2012/2013, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and five dollars ($705.00) per assessment, such rate to apply to all properties categorised as “Residential”, pursuant to Section 516 of the Act, excluding all properties in the sub categories “Residential-Town” and “Residential-Village/Estates”, such rate to have a separate short title of “Residential-Non-Urban” in accordance with Section 543 of the Act.


 

15         That a rate of zero point zero zero four three five dollars ($0.00435) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category “Residential”, sub category “Town” is made for the year 2012/2013, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and five dollars ($705.00) per assessment, such rate to apply to all rateable land located in centres of population described as comprising all properties zoned residential, and land not otherwise categorised, located in the towns of Nambucca Heads, Hyland Park, Macksville, Bowraville, Scotts Head and Valla Beach and serviced with water supply, sewerage, or septic tank, such rate to have a separate short title of “Residential-Town”, in accordance with Section 543 of the Act.

 

16         That a rate of zero point zero zero four three five dollars ($0.00435) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category “Residential”, sub-category “Village/Estates” is made for the year 2012/2013, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and five dollars ($705.00) per assessment, such rate to apply to all rateable land located in the villages of Eungai Rail, Eungai Creek, Warrell Creek, Donnellyville, Taylors Arm – Upper and Lower, and all Estates comprising all residential land within the rural sector with a residential building entitlement and within a subdivision both past and present which results in the concentration of holdings to create an estate of two or more lots, all ribbon development residential lots along rural roads contiguous to developed estates and villages and all ribbon development residential lots along rural roads immediately opposite to developed estates, such rate to have a separate short title “Residential – Village/Estates”, in accordance with Section 543 of the Act.

 

17         That a rate of zero point zero zero six one dollars ($0.0061) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category “Business” is made for the year 2012/2013, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and five dollars ($705.00) per assessment, such rate to apply to all properties  categorised as “Business”, pursuant to Section 518 of the Act, excluding all properties in the sub categories “Business-Caravan Park”, “Business-Commercial” and “Business-Industrial”, such rate to have a separate short title of “Business-Ordinary” in accordance with Section 543 of the Act.

 

18         That a rate of zero point zero zero six one dollars ($0.0061) on the land value of all rateable land in the previous rating category “Business”, sub category “Manufactured Home Community”, is made for the year 2012/2013, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and five dollars ($705.00) per assessment, with such properties now being incorporated into the sub category “Ordinary”

 

19      That a rate of zero point zero zero nine eight five dollars ($0.00985) on the land value of all         rateable land in the rating category “Business”, sub category “Caravan Park”, is made for      the year 2012/2013, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and five dollars ($705.00)     per assessment, such rate to apply to all rateable properties categorised as Business sub      category “Caravan Park” and have a short title of “Business-Caravan Park”, in accordance      with Section 543 of the Act.

 

20         That a rate of zero point zero zero nine eight five dollars ($0.00985) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category “Business”, sub category “CBD” is made for the year 2012/2013, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and five dollars ($705.00) per assessment, such rate to apply to all rateable properties categorised as “Business”, sub category “CBD” in the towns of Nambucca Heads, Bowraville, Macksville, Valla Beach, and Scotts Head and such rate to have a separate short title of “Business-CBD” in accordance with Section 543 of the Act.

 

21         That a rate of zero point zero zero six one dollars ($0.0061) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category “Business”, sub category “Industrial Estate” be now made for the year 2012/2013, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and five dollars ($705.00) per assessment, such rate to apply to all rateable properties categorised as “Business”, sub category “Industrial Estate” in the towns of Nambucca Heads and Macksville, and such rate to have a separate short title of “Business-Industrial Estate” in accordance with Section 543 of the Act.

 

22        That a special rate, pursuant to Section 495 of the Act, of zero point zero zero zero one one six eight six dollars ($0.00011686) on the land value of all rateable land in Council’s area (refer Section 538 of the Act) is made for the year 2012/2013, additional to a base amount of eighteen dollars and ten cents ($18.10) per assessment (refer Section 499 of the Act) so that the levying of the base amount will produce not more than fifty percent (50%) of the total amount payable by the levying of the special rate so as to comply with Section 500 of the Act, as provided by Section 537 of the Act and determined by Section 536 of the Act. Such special rate to have a separate short title of “Environmental” in accordance with Section 543 of the Act.

 

23        That a charge of eighty five dollars ($85.00) be the annual fee for Category 1 (Low Risk) Sewer Trade Waste, is made for the year 2012/2013 pursuant to Section 501 of the Act and have a short title Trade Waste Fee–Cat 1.

 

24        That a charge of eighty five dollars ($85.00) be the annual fee for Category 1A (Low Risk) Sewer Trade Waste, is made for the year 2012/2013 pursuant to Section 501 of the Act and have a short title Trade Waste Fee–Cat 1A.

 

25        That a charge of one hundred and forty two dollars ($142.00) be the annual fee for Category 2 (Medium Risk) Sewer Trade Waste, is made for the year 2012/2013 pursuant to Section 501 of the Act and have a short title Trade Waste Fee–Cat 2 with an additional charge of one dollar and sixty one cents ($1.61) for the Usage Charge per kilolitre or fourteen dollars and forty three cents ($14.43) per kilolitre for Non-Conforming Usage Charge, is made for the 2012/2013 pursuant to Section 502 of the Act.

 

26        That a charge of one hundred and forty two dollars ($142.00) be the annual fee for Category 3 (High Risk) Sewer Trade Waste, is made for the year 2012/2013 pursuant to Section 501 of the Act and have a short title Trade Waste Fee–Cat 3, with an additional charge of one dollar per kilogram for Excess Mass Charge, is made for the year 2012/2013 pursuant to Section 502 of the Act.

 

27        That a charge of eighty five dollars ($85.00) be the annual fee for Category 4 Septic tank Effluent Disposal Sewer Trade Waste, is made for the year 2012/2013 pursuant to Section 501 of the Act and have a short title Trade Waste Fee–Cat 4.

 

28        That a charge of eighty five dollars ($85.00) be the annual fee for Category 4 Caravan Dump Effluent Disposal, is made for the year 2012/2013 pursuant to Section 501 of the Act and have a short title Trade Waste Fee–Cat 4, with a charge of one hundred and twenty five dollars ($125.00) for Disposal at Treatment Works with a maximum of 2,500L. Disposals over 2,500L will have an additional charge of forty six dollars ($46.00) per 1000L, is made for the year 2012/2013 pursuant to Section 501 of the Act.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.9      SF1620              280612      Adoption of 2012/2013 Operational Plan - Late Report on Revised Water and Sewerage Charges

3459/12 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Ballangarry)

 

That Council adopt the proposed 2012/2013 charges as shown in the table to the report.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.3      SF1668              280612      Budget Estimates for the Council Election on 8 September 2012

3460/12 RESOLVED:       (Flack/Court)

 

1        That the information from the NSW Electoral Commissioner in relation to the budget estimate of $114,856 plus GST for conducting the 8 September 2012 Council election be received.

 

2        That Council note the appointment of Ms Susan Mowle as the Returning Officer and Mr Todd Vercoe as the Office Manager.

 

3        That the 2012/2013 Operational Plan be varied to provide an additional $8,000 for the cost of conducting the election.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.4      SF1031              280612      Donations Policy

3461/12 RESOLVED:       (Finlayson/South)

 

That Councillors consider the draft Donations Policy and provide any comments to the General Manager so that it can be reported to the next meeting of Council.  It is proposed that the adopted draft policy then be placed on public exhibition for comment before being finalised and that any comments be received by the General Manager by 14 July 2012.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.5      SF394                280612      Review Of Investment Of Surplus Funds Policy & Strategy

3462/12 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That Councillors consider the draft Investment of Surplus Funds Policy and Strategy and provide any comments to the General Manager so that it can be reported to the next meeting of Council and that comments be received by the General Manager by 14 July 2012.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.6      SF251                280612      Review of New Council Meeting Arrangements

Motion:      (Finlayson/Smyth)

 

That the trial meeting arrangements continue on a permanent basis subject to a review by the newly elected Council post the 8 September 2012 Local Government Elections.

 

Amendment:       (Flack/Hoban)

 

That Council meet on the last Thursday of the month and the Thursday two weeks prior to the last Thursday.

 

The amendment was LOST.

 

3463/12 Resolved:       (Finlayson/Smyth)

 

That the trial meeting arrangements continue on a permanent basis subject to a review by the newly elected Council post the 8 September 2012 Local Government Elections.

 

 

Director Environment and Planning Report

 

ITEM 10.1    SF1709              280612      Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined to 15 June 2012

3464/12 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

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.

 

 

 

ITEM 10.2    SF1709              280612      DA's and CDC's Received and Determined under Delegated Authority to 15 June 2012

3465/12 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Smyth)

 

That Council note the Development Applications/Complying Development Applications received and determined under delegated authority.

 

 

 

ITEM 10.3    SF812                280612      NAIDOC Week - 1 July to 8 July 2012

3466/12 RESOLVED:       (Ballangarry/Flack)

 

1          That Council note NAIDOC Week is scheduled for Sunday 1 July to Sunday 8 July 2012 with the theme ‘Spirit of the Tent Embassy: 40 years on'

 

2          That Council hold a short Indigenous film screening titled "7 Movies In 7 Hours" at the Bowraville Theatre.

 

3          That Council hold a 'Town of Origin – Battle of the Postcodes' touch football series at Hennessey/Tape Oval, Bowraville.

 

 

 

ITEM 10.4    SF807                280612      Attendance at the CBD Town Centre Development and Design Conference.

Motion:      (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

Council note the information presented in this report and support staff in the preparation of a Macksville Revitalisation Strategy.  As with other plans and strategies Council will be given an opportunity to comment on the plan prior to exhibition which would also be subject to resolution.

 

Amendment:       (Flack/Smyth)

 

That Council receive a report on how much it will cost Council and what opportunities will there be for grant funds.

 

The amendment was LOST.

 

3467/12 Resolved:       (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

Council note the information presented in this report and support staff in the preparation of a Macksville Revitalisation Strategy.  As with other plans and strategies Council will be given an opportunity to comment on the plan prior to exhibition which would also be subject to resolution.

 

3468/12 Resolved:       (Hoban/Finlayson)

 

That should Council’s Strategic Planner identify a need for further funding then a report come back to Council.

 

3469/12 Resolved:       (Flack/South)

 

That the Grants Officer identify any funding opportunities for similar strategies for Nambucca Heads and Bowraville.

 

 

 

ITEM 10.5    SF776                280612      Consistent Flood Level Reference and Definitions

3470/12 RESOLVED:       (Court/Finlayson)

 

1          That Council apply the definition of Annual Exceedance Probability (AEP) when identifying the chance of a flood of a given or larger size occurring in the one year, expressed as a percentage, with the 1% AEP flood being used to establish the respective Flood Planning Levels.

 

2          That Council, when establishing Flood Planning Level (FPLs) for a locality or area, utilise the 1% AEP level plus the relevant freeboard as required or recommended based on the type and form of development or infrastructure which will be specified in Australian Height Datum (AHD) level.

 

 

 

ITEM 10.6    SF1498              280612      Nambucca DCP 2010 Amendment No 1 - Housekeeping Changes and Waste Management

3471/12 Resolved:       (Court/South)

 

1          Council exhibit the draft DCP amendment with the recommended changes in the report and memorandum (28 June 2012) for a period of not less than 28 days in accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 with the inclusion  of the recommended changes  in the report and memorandum (28 June 2012).

 

2                     Council inform the Office of Environment and Heritage of the exhibition of the draft plan and request any comments they may have in relation to the Waste Management Part of the draft DCP.

 

3472/12 Resolved:       (Flack/Smyth)

 

That the wording in the section relating to alterations and additions for applications for variations will only be considered where justification is provided as set out in the five dot points in A2.3 on page 4 of the DCP.

 

 


 

ITEM 10.7    SF1699              280612      Planning Proposal Report on Exhibition of LEP 2010 Amendment No 8 Secondary Dwellings

3473/12 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

1          That pursuant to Clause 59 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 the Planning Proposal, associated documents and submissions be forwarded to Department of Planning and Infrastructure requesting that they seek the making of the Plan by the Minister.

 

2          That those persons/agencies who made submissions be advised of Council's decision.

 

3          That a fact sheet be prepared and advertised on Council’s website.

 

4          Staff identify any issues in the implementation of secondary dwellings in the rural zones over a 6-12 month period. At the end of this period or as deemed necessary a report be prepared to Council that identifies any recommended changes to the DCP 2010 to ensure secondary dwellings in rural zones do not adverse impact on the rural landscape/ industry or the environment.

 

For the motion:                Councillors  Hoban, Court, Ballangarry, Flack, Smyth, Finlayson, Ainsworth,                                           South (Total 8)

Against the motion:          Nil      (Total 0)

 

 

 

Director Engineering Services Report

 

ITEM 11.1    SF90                  280612      Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee Meeting Minutes - 7 February 2012

3474/12 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That Council:

 

1        approve the temporary road closure of Bowra Street, Nambucca Heads from Rosedale Street to Ridge Street between 0945 and 1200 hours on 4 August 2012 for the purpose of the Volkswagen Spectacular, subject to the following being received by Council:

 

a        Certificate of Currency for Public Liability Insurance;

b        Police approvals;

c        Traffic Management Plan confirming Accredited Traffic Controllers will be on site; and

d        advertising being carried out 7 days prior to the event by Nambucca Shire Council.

 

2        request Roads and Maritime Services consider the installation of a red light camera at the traffic lights at all intersections in Macksville.

 

3        write to the proprietors of the Caltex Service Station in Mann Street Nambucca Heads, requesting the installation of additional line marking and signage to ensure drivers are aware of the one way traffic flow and their give way requirements when entering the public road.

 

4        install 3 speed humps through Bellwood Park to reduce traffic speed.

 

5        note the speed limit on Bent Street and Seaview Street Nambucca Heads meets NSW Speed Zoning Guidelines for 50 km/h urban default.

 

6        request Roads and Maritime Services conduct a speed zone review of Hyland Park Road, Nursery Road and Wirrimbi Road.

 

7        note the existing speed limits on all Shire roads including the Pacific Highway comply with State and Federal Speed Zoning Guidelines and that a maximum speed of 80 km/h is inconsistent with the guidelines.

 

8        does not approve the installation of a No Parking Zone fronting 172 Wallace Street, Macksville for a distance of 25 metres.

 

9        approve the time restricted on street parking layout associated with the extension of the Bawrunga Medical Centre on Marshall Way Nambucca Heads with restrictions being ‘one hour parking’ on week days from 9.00 am until 5.00 pm.

 

10      consider an upgrade of the street lighting at the existing pedestrian crossing in Wallace Street Macksville outside St Patrick’s School when reviewing future capital works programs.

 

11      install line marking outside the China Palace Restaurant, Bowra Street Nambucca Heads to ensure cars park adjacent to the kerb line and outside the through carriageway.

 

12      install an advisory sign on Nelson Street Nambucca Heads prior to the intersection with Creek Street to “Watch For Entering Traffic”; and

 

13      requests Roads and Maritime Services consider extending the High Pedestrian Activity 40 Zone to the intersection of Nelson and Back Streets Nambucca Heads.

 

3475/12 Resolved:       (Smyth/Court)

 

That the Traffic Committee consider the installation of an appropriate advanced warning sign prior to the entrance to the Caltex Service Station on Mann Street Nambucca Heads.

 

 

 

ITEM 11.2    SF674                280612      Nambucca Waste Management Facility Future Extension - Acquisition of Additional Land from Forests NSW

3476/12 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That Council allocate an amount up to $30,000 from waste management reserves to undertake a desk top study into the expansion of the Nambucca Waste Management Facility.

 

 

 

ITEM 11.3    SF844                280612      Nambucca District Water Supply Steering Committee - Approval  of Tender for Construction of Off River Storage

Motion:      (Court/South)

 

1        That Council accept the tenders received for all documented works required to complete the Bowraville Off-River Storage and Associated Works and award the contract to Haslin Constructions Pty Ltd for Package A and Ledonne Constructions Pty Ltd for Package B.

 

2        That Council delegate authority to the Mayor and General Manager to sign Tender documents and issue the Letters of Awards.

 

3        That Council delegate authority to the Mayor and General Manager to approve variations provided they do not collectively exceed the provision for contingencies.

 

4        That all approved variations be reported to Council at least quarterly.

 

5        That a program of free Dam Tours be undertaken to enable interested residents to inspect and be briefed on the progress of this major infrastructure project.

 

6        That The Mayor and the Council will still seek to have the Country Towns Water and Sewerage Program subsidy determined from the total cost of the project, not the cost minus the grant from the Federal Government.

 

Amendment:       (Finlayson/Flack)

 

That the matter be deferred to the first meeting in July (11 July 2012).

 

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

 

3477/12 Resolved:       (Finlayson/Flack)

 

That the matter be deferred to the first meeting in July (11 July 2012).

 

3478/12 Resolved:       (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

That in the interim appropriate officers be invited to attend a Council meeting Wednesday 11 July 2012 to answer any remaining question from Councillors.

 

 

 

ITEM 11.4    SF1747              280612      Tender for the Provision of Traffic Control Services

3479/12 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

1        That Council accept the tender panel submitted as for Regional Procurement Tender No T91112MNC for a period of 18 months commencing on 1 October 2012 and terminating on 31 March 2014.

 

2        That contractors be engaged based on the weighted assessment and availability for works.

 

 

3480/12 Resolved:       (Hoban/Court)

 

That Council receive a report on the opportunities for employing and/or training its own traffic controllers and also enquiring about purchasing and utilising automatic traffic signals.

 

    

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 8.28 pm. 

 

Confirmed and signed by the Mayor on 11 July 2012.

 

 

 

 

CR RHONDA HOBAN

MAYOR

(CHAIRPERSON)