The following document is the minutes of the Council meeting held on 27 September 2012.  These minutes are subject to confirmation as to their accuracy at the next meeting to be held on 10 October 2012 and therefore subject to change.  Please refer to the minutes of 10 October 2012 for confirmation.

 

 

PRESENT

 

Cr Rhonda Hoban (Mayor)

Cr John Ainsworth

Cr Martin Ballangarry OAM

Cr Brian Finlayson

Cr Paula Flack

Cr Kim MacDonald

Cr Bob Morrison

Cr Anne Smyth

Cr Elaine South

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Michael Coulter (General Manager)

Coral Hutchinson (Acting AGM Corporate & Community Services)

Paul Gallagher (AGM Engineering Services)

Monika Schuhmacher (Minute Secretary)

 

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

Councillor PF Flack declared a non-pecuniary significant conflict of interest in Item 9.5 Provision of a Renal Dialysis Service at the Macksville District Memorial Hospital under the Local Government Act as Cr Flack is an employee of MNCLHD at Macksville Health Campus. 

 

Councillor JA Ainsworth declared a non-pecuniary significant conflict of interest in Item 9.12 Gaagal Wanggan National Park - Proposed Purchase of Lot 1 DP1162454 South Pacific Drive Scotts Head under the Local Government Act as Cr Ainsworth is a Board member.  Cr Ainsworth left the meeting for this item.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Council Meeting 30 August 2012

 

3553/12 RESOLVED:       (Finlayson/Smyth)

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting of 30 August 2012 be confirmed.

 

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION - CR Ainsworth – LATE

 

ITEM L.1      SF1714              270912      Notice of Motion - Request for Leave of Absence - Cr John Ainsworth (SF353)

3554/12 RESOLVED:       (South/Smyth)

 

That Cr John Ainsworth be granted leave of absence, in accordance with Section 234(d) of the Local Government Act, for the period Tuesday 9 to Thursday 11 October 2012 inclusive.

 

  

 

DELEGATIONS

 

3555/12 Resolved:       (Ainsworth/Flack)

 

That the following delegations be heard:

 

9.2     Closure of Short Street, Macksville and Transfer to Nambucca Valley Care

                   i)           Ms Janine Reed - Chairman Nambucca Valley Care

 

9.3     Transfer of Old Council Work's Depot, 22 Adam Street, Bowraville to Nambucca Valley Phoenix Ltd

          i)           Mr Tony Bennett—representing Nambucca Valley Phoenix

          ii)          Mr John Slade—representing Nambucca Valley Phoenix

 

9.5     Provision of a Renal Dialysis Service at the Macksville District Memorial Hospital

          i)           Ms Rona Freeman

 

9.6     Closure of a Section of Riverside Drive and the Pacific Highway so as to Create a Title to Contain the Nambucca Visitor Information Centre and its Carpark

          i)           Mr Michael Beattie – Nambucca Chamber of Commerce – Against Closure

 

10.6   DA2012/093 - Application to Locate an Outdoor Recreation Commercial Activity (Ski School) on a Public Recreation Area

          i)           Mr Dave Banks

 

10.7   DA2011/ 182, DA2011/183 and DA2011/184 First floor addition to existing single storey units and other alterations

          i)           Mr Mick Brooks - Applicant

 

11.6   Weekes Bridge Reconstruction - September 2012 (LATE REPORT)

i)           Mr Geoff Rossington—Opposing a one lane bridge

ii)                   Mr Sean Davis—Opposing a one lane bridge

 

 

Ms Janine Reed spoke to a prepared paper which is on File SF 1773.

 

ITEM 9.2      SF1773              270912      Closure of Short Street, Macksville and Transfer to Nambucca Valley Care

3556/12 Resolved:       (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

1        That Council close and transfer the section of Short Street, Macksville to Nambucca Valley Care for $1 in conjunction with a deed of agreement linking the transfer of the land to the provision of the new drainage system generally in accordance with the plan of recommended works submitted by de Groot & Benson Pty Ltd and dated August 2011; the waiver of any liability Council may have in relation to the adequacy or otherwise of its existing drainage through the site; and the payment by Nambucca Valley Care of all costs associated with the preparation of the deed of agreement, the closure of the road, the creation of easements etc and the transfer of the land to them.

 

2        That Council’s seal be attached to the transfer and deed of agreement as required.

 

 

 

PRAYER

 

Minister Darryl Spriggs - Nambucca & Macksville Presbyterian Churches - offered a prayer on behalf of the Nambucca Minister's Association.

 

 

The Mayor introduced Mr Lachlan Ison – the new Rural Fire Service Zone Manager.

 

 

 

 


 

DELEGATIONS continued

 

Mr Tony Bennet addressed Council making the following points:

·               Manager Nambucca Valley Phoenix Disability Services – 44 Adults with disabilities – social and cultural activities

·               Long association with Council

·               Currently occupy old Council Depot in Bowraville

·               Shed houses vehicles and trailers etc – unsafe

·               New shed will be built by Phoenix if land is purchased from Council

·               Do receive some government funding

·               Interested in developing the site making it more secure and attractive and provide some extra parking for staff

 

ITEM 9.3      SF600                270912      Transfer of Old Council Work's Depot, 22 Adam Street, Bowraville to Nambucca Valley Phoenix Ltd

3557/12 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

1        That the proposal to transfer the old Council Works Depot at 22 Adam Street, Bowraville to Nambucca Valley Phoenix Ltd for $1 be supported, subject to them meeting all of Council’s legal costs and associated expenses including any stamp duty as well as accepting all risks associated with any potential contamination of the site.

 

2        That Council’s seal be attached to documents as may be required to give effect to the transfer.

 

 

 

DELEGATIONS continued

 

Ms Rona Freeman addressed Council’s Special meeting on 26 September 2012.

 

ITEM 9.5      SF988                270912      Provision of a Renal Dialysis Service at the Macksville District Memorial Hospital

3558/12 RESOLVED:       (Hoban/South)

 

That Council again write to Mr Stewart Dowrick and The Hon Andrew Stoner MP reminding them that dialysis at Macksville Health Campus was part of the health strategy many years ago and given that we are going back to planning strategy, requesting how long the process will take and when might the community expect an answer?

 

 

 

DELEGATIONS continued

 

 

Mr Michael Beattie spoke to a prepared statement which is on file SF929.

 

ITEM 9.6      SF929                270912      Closure of a Section of Riverside Drive and the Pacific Highway so as to Create a Title to Contain the Nambucca Visitor Information Centre and its Carpark

3559/12 RESOLVED:       (Hoban/Smyth)

 

1               That Council defers consideration of this item until the Nambucca Valley Tourism Association has the opportunity to consider and respond to the issues identified by Council.

 

2               That Council write to the Association and ask them to suggest a strategy for the future of the Visitor Information Centre and Council’s support for tourism generally taking into consideration the following factors (and any others they consider relevant):

 

a)             the imminent Pacific Highway bypass of Macksville and Nambucca Heads including the commitment to constructing an interchange at Valla

b)             the preferred location of the Visitor Information Centre

c)              Council’s financial commitment to tourism ie the funding allocated to the VIC versus marketing.

 

 

 

DELEGATIONS continued

 

Mr Dave Banks was present to answer questions from Councillors.

 

ITEM 10.6    DA2012/093        270912      DA2012/093 - Application to Locate an Outdoor Recreation Commercial Activity (Ski School) on a Public Recreation Area

3560/12 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That Council approve the development application, subject to the draft conditions.

 

For the motion:                Councillors Hoban, Morrison, Ballangarry, Flack, Smyth, Finlayson, Ainsworth,

                                      and South                                 (Total 8)

Against the motion:          Councillor MacDonald               (Total 1)

 

3561/12 Resolved:       (Flack/Smyth)

 

That Council develop a Management Plan for Lions Park as soon as possible.

 

 

 

DELEGATIONS continued

 

Mr Mick Brooks was present to answer questions from Councillors.

 

ITEM 10.7    DA2011/183        270912      DA2011/ 182, DA2011/183 and DA2011/184 First floor addition to existing single storey units and other alterations

3562/12 RESOLVED:       (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

It is recommended that Council approve all three development applications - 2011/182, 2011/183 and 2011/184, subject to the draft conditions.

 

For the motion:                Councillors Hoban, Morrison, Ballangarry, Flack, Smyth, Finlayson, Ainsworth,

                                      MacDonald and South                (Total 9)

Against the motion:          Nil                                            (Total 0)

 

 

 

DELEGATIONS continued

 

Mr Geoff Rossington addressed Council making the following points:

·                South Arm Road only access – Weekes Bridge in middle of this road

·                Concerns for their lives

·                Extremely dangerous

·               School bus cannot come via any other route and the service may have to be withdrawn

·               Council creating black spot

·               Council has offered no other solutions than to add a few signs

·               Drawings of plan completed in September 2011 and only just released to stakeholders

·               Bridge has been reduced in size by 8m – should have been some calculations about the reduced cross section

·               Sight distance is a problem

·               Considers that plan is only still in draft form

·               Why haven’t the plans been signed off by a suitably qualified engineer

·               Narrowing of bridge will have effect on velocity of water and pressure on the bridge

·               Should be a better breakup of costing for construction

·               Unsuitable clay material will have to be removed before construction, suitable drains will be needed

 

3563/12 Resolved:       (Ballangarry/Smyth)

 

That Mr Rossington be granted an extension of presentation time.

 

·                Considers that a more suitable, realistic price would be $450,000

·                Discussed material to be used and costings

·                Existing structure should be able to be replaced by a similar structure

·                Believes only minimal increase to Council’s cost for a two lane bridge

·                Do not want a sub standard structure

·                Is currently working as an Engineering Verifier

 

Mr Sean Davis addressed Council making the following points:

·                Council must decide on the level of risk

·                Risks can be mitigated according to Council

·                Death or injury is an unacceptable outcome which cannot be mitigated

·                This has not been identified as an outcome in the recommendations

·                Risk decisions must be made on informed and balanced decisions

·                Council reporting in a manner that is less conservative than exists

·                Safety assessment based on 65 kmh not on the actual speed

·                Based on a superseded design guide

·                Actual speeds of vehicles must be established – this has not been done properly

·                Acquisition land may be required

·                Quoted from Safe Roads Approach adopted by all road authorities

 

ITEM 11.6    SF768                270912      Weekes Bridge Reconstruction - September 2012

3564/12 RESOLVED:       (Flack/Smyth)

 

1        That Council defer this matter:

 

a)            pending a report from the AGM Engineering Services relating to the full costing of all the risk management strategies required for a single lane bridge

b)            that consideration be given option 10 in the report which relates to Eungai Bridge

c)              the report include any other safer options for a single lane bridge

d)            the report include information regarding the alleged use of an outdated Australian Standard used by Council staff

e)            that a further onsite inspection be conducted at a daytime Council meeting for Weekes Bridge, Eungai Bridge, Deep Creek Bridge and Congarinni Bridge.

 

At the end of the meeting the Council discussed the fact that its bridge crew required bridge construction work and that the deferral of Weekes Bridge would see them having no constructive duties.  The Council then resolved as follows:

 

3565/12 Resolved:       (Flack/Ainsworth)

 

2        That Council bring forward one or more single lane bridges within the bridge replacement program currently classified condition 4 or 5 up to the value of $325,000.00 in which the components for Weekes Bridge can be used with the final decision on these bridges being based on the completion of the condition assessments.

 

 


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                270912      Outstanding Actions and Reports

3566/12 RESOLVED:       (South/Finlayson)

 

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

 

 

Item 9.2 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

 

Item 9.3 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.4      SF688                270912      Review of Environmental Levy Program

3567/12 RESOLVED:       (Flack/Ballangarry)

 

That this matter be deferred to 10 October 2012 so that Council may receive a full report on existing programs, continuing programs and projects.

 

 

Item 9.5 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

 

Item 9.6 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.7      SF42                  270912      Division of Local Government Induction Workshops for New and Returning Councillors

3568/12 RESOLVED:       (South/Finlayson)

 

That Councillors wishing to attend the workshop at Coffs Ex-Services Club advise the General Manager by 30 September to enable the registration of attendees and the organisation of transport.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.8      SF1067              270912      Draft NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan

3569/12 RESOLVED:       (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

That the information concerning the draft NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan be received.

 

 


 

ITEM 9.9      SF841                270912      Update on the Upgrade of the Pacific Highway - Warrell Creek to Urunga

3570/12 RESOLVED:       (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

That the update information from Roads and Maritime Services on the Pacific Highway Warrell Creek to Urunga upgrade be received.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.10    SF1672              270912      Investment Report to 31 August 2012

3571/12 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/South)

 

That the Accountants’ Report on Investments placed to 31 August 2012 be noted.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.11    SF1120              270912      Grant Application Status Report

3572/12 RESOLVED:       (Ballangarry/South)

 

That the list of grant applications and their status to 10 September 2012 be received.

 

 

 

Cr Ainsworth left the meeting at 7.15 pm and returned after the conclusion of this item at 7.19 pm.

 

ITEM 9.12    PRF73                270912      Gaagal Wanggan National Park - Proposed Purchase of Lot 1 DP1162454 South Pacific Drive Scotts Head

3573/12 RESOLVED:       (Flack/Ballangarry)

 

That Council advise the Deputy Premier (the Hon Andrew Stoner MP) that the following matters should be taken into consideration in relation to the potential purchase of Lot 1 DP1162454 for incorporation into Gaagal Wanggan National Park (south beach) and the future management of the land:

 

·                The land holds substantial environmental significance which would benefit from formal protection in a reserve system.

 

·                The land contains a number of easements which benefit Council and adjoins Council infrastructure.  Management of the park should take into consideration these easements and infrastructure.

 

·                Any informal tracks used by Scott Head community should be taken into consideration in the preparation of a management plan for any future park.

 

·                Council’s previous suggestion that the Boulton’s Crossing Reserve camping ground be incorporated into the National Park on the condition that it continue to operate as a camping ground with a focus on nature tourism and tours of the National Park by local Aboriginal people.

 

 


 

ITEM 9.13    SF1031              270912      Donations Policy

3574/12 RESOLVED:       (Finlayson/MacDonald)

 

1        That Council adopt the Draft Donations Policy.

 

2        That Council writes to Committees and Organisations that have received donations from Council previous to this policy being adopted and advise them of Council’s new policy and also forward them an application form.

 

3        That the words “and whether the objectives of the funding were met” be added to clause 4.15 of the draft policy.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.14    SF314                270912      Grants Hall and Bowraville District Youth Club- Minutes of Annual General Meeting - 23 May 2011

3575/12 RESOLVED:       (South/Finlayson)

 

That Council endorse the Minutes of the Committee of Management for the Grants Hall and Bowraville District Youth Club held on 23 May 2011 and thank the Committee for its work in the past twelve months.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.15    SF315                270912      Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage and Museum - Committee of Management - Annual General Meeting 8 October 2011

3576/12 RESOLVED:       (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

That Council endorse the minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 8 October 2011 for the Committee of Management for the Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage and Museum and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in the past twelve months.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.16    SF323                270912      Nambucca Entertainment Centre Committee of Management Annual General Meeting - 15 August 2012

3577/12 RESOLVED:       (Smyth/Ballangarry)

 

That Council endorse the minutes of the Committee of Management for the Nambucca Entertainment Centre’s Annual General Meeting held on 15 August 2012 and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in the past twelve months.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.17    SF334                270912      South Arm Hall Committee of Management - Minutes of Annual General Meeting - 5 August 2012

3578/12 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That Council endorse the minutes of the Committee of Management for the South Arm Hall’s Annual General Meeting held on 5 August 2012 and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in the past twelve months.

 


 

ITEM 9.18    SF339                270912      Unkya Reserve Committee of Management - Minutes of Annual General Meeting - 9 August 2012

3579/12 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/South)

 

That Council endorse the Minutes of the Committee of Management for the Unkya Reserve’s Annual General Meeting held on 9 August 2012 and thank the outgoing Committee for their work during the past twelve months.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.19    SF345                270912      Welsh Pioneer Park Committee of Management - Annual General Meeting - 22 August 2012 - Minutes

3580/12 RESOLVED:       (MacDonald/Finlayson)

 

That Council endorse the minutes of the Committee of Management for the Welsh Pioneer Park’s Annual General Meeting which was held on Wednesday 22 August 2012 and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in the past twelve months.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.20    SF588                270912      Nambucca District Historical Society Committee of Management - Minutes of Annual General Meeting - 21 August 2012

3581/12 RESOLVED:       (Smyth/South)

 

That Council endorse the minutes of the Committee of Management for the Nambucca District Historical Society’s Annual General Meeting held on 21 August 2012, and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in the past twelve months.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.21    SF1709              270912      Participation in Low Income Energy Efficiency Program

3582/12 RESOLVED:       (Hoban/Ainsworth)

 

That Council advise Coffs Harbour City Council that it will participate in the Low Income Energy Efficiency Program through the provision of office space for a Project Officer and the provision of property ownership information but due to a lack of resources it is unable to provide any assistance with project management, reporting or grant acquittal.

 

 

ITEM 9.22    SF1672              270912      Long Term Financial Plan – 2012/22

3583/12 RESOLVED:       (Finlayson/Ballangarry)

 

That Council note and endorse the Long Term Financial Plan pending confirmation that the modelling is undertaken on the basis of the reduced financial assistance grant.

 

 

ITEM 9.23    SF1618            270912         Opportunities to Find U3A a Permanent Home

3584/12 Resolved:       (Hoban/Flack)

 

That this matter be deferred at the request of the U3A representative.

 

 

Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services Report

 

ITEM 10.1    SF1709              270912      Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined to 14 September 2012

3585/12 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              270912      DA's and CDC's Received and Determined Under Delegated Authority from 23 August-14 September 2012

3586/12 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

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

 

 

 

ITEM 10.3    SF1148              270912      Contract Regulatory Officer's Report August 2012

3587/12 RESOLVED:       (South/Ballangarry)

 

That the report from the Contract Regulatory Officer for August 2012 be received and noted by Council.

 

 

 

ITEM 10.4    SF1709              270912      DEP Applications and Statistical Reports 2011-2012, And Certificates Received 2010-2012 (July 2012)

3588/12 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

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.

 

 

 

ITEM 10.5    SF669                270912      Green Paper - New Planning System for NSW

3589/12 RESOLVED:       (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

That Council advise it is opposed to planning powers being removed from Local Government and that the community should be included in all stages of the planning process.  Further that the proposed expanded review rights for applicants should be matched with expanded review rights for third parties and the points raised in the MIDROC paper.  The government should be asked to distinguish between the appropriate planning policies for Sydney versus Rural and Regional New South Wales.

 

 

Item 10.6 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

 


Item 10.7 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

 

 

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

 

ITEM 11.1    SF1669              270912      Nambucca District Water Supply – GHD Fee Proposal For Construction Phase Involvement

3590/12 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That Council endorse the acceptance of the fee proposal from GHD for their required involvement in the construction phase of the Off River Storage Project for the amount of $478,925.

 

 

 

ITEM 11.2    T027/2012           270912      Tender T027/2012 Cleaning of Council Buildings

3591/12 RESOLVED:       (South/Finlayson)

 

That Council accept tender T027/2012 for the cleaning of Council’s buildings submitted by Kamz Cleaning Services for a three (3) year period commencing on 1 October 2012 and terminating on 1 October 2015.

 

 

 

ITEM 11.3    SF565                270912      Temporary Road Closures for Events on Roads

3592/12 RESOLVED:       (Smyth/Flack)

 

That Council approve road closures for the following events:

 

          1        Falcon GT Owners Club of Queensland Annual Show n Shine

                   BOWRA STREET from Rosedale to Ridge Streets

                   between 8.00 am and 1.30 pm on 27 October 2012

 

          2        St Patrick’s Primary School – Annual Fete

                   between 12.00 pm and 7.00 pm on 2 November 2012,

 

noting that the following documentation has been provided to Council in accordance with the application conditions:

 

·                Certificate of Currency for Public Liability Insurance

·                Traffic Management Plan confirming Accredited Traffic Controllers will be on site

·                Advice that advertising will be carried out seven (7) days prior to the event, by Nambucca          Shire Council

·                Police approvals.

 

 

 

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report – LATE

 

ITEM 11.4    SF772                270912      Emergency Services Funding - NSW Government Discussion Paper

3593/12 RESOLVED:       (Flack/Ainsworth)

 

That Council provide a submission to the discussion paper “Funding Our Emergency Services” as follows:

 

1        The Local Government contributions associated with emergency services funding should be replaced by a property levy and not funded by Local Government;

2        A property levy should be raised as a percentage of the property value to ensure equity across the state;

3        To ensure equity a single rate of property levy should be applied across all of the different property types;

4        A single property levy rate should be applied across the entire State;

5        A proportion of emergency services funding should be raised as an annual charge on vehicle registration associated with motor vehicle accidents;

6        Pensioners should receive a concessional rate for a new property levy that funds emergency services;

7        An annual budget should be developed each year for the provision of emergency services, with any surplus set aside into a reserve and the State Government to take account of and also  fund the changing costs of fire and emergency services to ensure accountability across these services;

8        The revenue from a land based levy should be collected by the Office of State Revenue;

9        The introduction of a levy should commence at the beginning of a financial year with a two year transitional period with any potential funding gap incurred as a result of increased cost to be funded by the State Government; and

10      That State Government legislation be developed to ensure that any reductions in insurance taxes are passed on to consumers and monitored by the ACCC.

 

 

 

ITEM 11.5    SF84                  270912      Rural Fire Service Budget

3594/12 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Flack)

 

1        That Council write to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services and the Deputy Premier, the Hon Andrew Stoner MP and the Local Government Shires Association acknowledging that a  review is being undertaken on the Rural Fire Service by the State Government and advising that a formal written explanation has not be forthcoming from the Commissioner nor the State Government on the following:

 

          a)       The line item within the RFS budget titled “Other support” for the amount of

                   $1,125,542.00 contained in the budget for the Nambucca Shire Council.

 

          b)       The line item within the RFS budget titled “Insurances” for the amount of $73,815.00

                    contained in the budget for the Nambucca Shire Council.

 

          c)       An explanation as to why the RFS budgets are not provided to Council  by the

                   Commissioner by no later than the 28 February of each year in accordance with the                    Service Level Agreement (SLA) so that Council can prepare its annual budget knowing                  a true and accurate account of the RFS contribution.

         

2        That Council advise the Minister for Police and Emergency Services and the Deputy Premier, the Hon Andrew Stoner MP that the explanation provided by the Commissioner that the Government Radio Network (GRN) is not available in the Nambucca Valley itself but is used on a day to day basis and during operations when they are within the GRN footprint and able to gain immediate access to the network is unacceptable to Council given that the cost is $68,158.08 for a total of 63 Radios across the Nambucca and Kempsey LGA’s capable of GRN access and only occurring if vehicles have been sent away on deployment.

 

 

 

 

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report - LATE

 

Item 11.6 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

     


 

COUNCIL IN CLOSED MEETING (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC)

 

3595/12 RESOLVED:       (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

1       That Council consider any written representations from the public as to why the Meeting should not be Closed to the public.

 

2        That Council move into Closed Meeting to discuss the matters for the reason(s) listed below.

 

 

General Manager Report

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

 

ITEM 12.1    SF1653              270912      Organisation Structure

 

It is recommended that the Council resolve into closed session with the press and public excluded to allow consideration of this item, as provided for under Section 10A(2) (a) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains personnel matters concerning particular individuals.

 

 

CLOSED MEETING

 

The Ordinary Council Meeting's Meeting IN CLOSED MEETING commenced at 8.04 pm.

 

RESUME IN OPEN MEETING

 

3596/12 RESOLVED:       (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

That Ordinary Council Meeting resume in Open Meeting. The Ordinary Council Meeting resumed IN OPEN MEETING at 8.05 pm.

 

 

FROM COUNCIL IN CLOSED MEETING

 

General Manager Report

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

 

ITEM 12.1    SF1653              270912      Organisation Structure

3597/12 RESOLVED:       (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

That Council consider the correspondence from the Development and Environmental Professionals Association (DEPA), the Nambucca Valley Landcare, the Nambucca Heads Local Aboriginal Land Council and confirm Council’s decision of 15 August 2012 to make the position of Environmental Compliance Officer redundant.  Further that the salary and on-costs for the position be allocated to existing staff who will assume responsibility for the Environmental Levy works program.

 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 8.17 pm. 

Confirmed and signed by the Mayor on 10 October 2012.

 

 

CR RHONDA HOBAN

MAYOR

(CHAIRPERSON)