NAMBUCCA

SHIRE COUNCIL

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

AGENDA ITEMS

14 November 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 first and third Thursday of each month commencing at 5.30 pm.? Council meetings are held in the Council Chamber at Council's Administration Centre?44 Princess Street, Macksville.

 

How can a Member of the Public Speak at a Council Meeting?

 

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

 

Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings and address the Council.? Registration to speak may be made by telephone or in person before 2.00 pm on a meeting day.? The relevant agenda item will be brought forward at 5.30 pm in agenda order, and dealt with following preliminary business items on the agenda.? Public addresses are limited to five (5) minutes per person with a limit of two people speaking for and two speaking against an item.?

 

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

 

Council allows not more than two (2) members of the public per meeting to address it on matters not listed in the agenda provided the request is received before publication of the agenda and the subject of the address is disclosed and recorded on the agenda.

 

Speakers should address issues and refrain from making personal attacks or derogatory remarks.? You must treat others with respect at all times.

 

Meeting Agenda

 

These are available from the Council's Administration Building, the Regional Libraries in Macksville and Nambucca Heads as well as Council?s website: www.nambucca.nsw.gov.au


 

NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

Ordinary Council Meeting - 14 November 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 - 25 October 2012

5??????? NOTICES OF MOTION ?

6??????? PUBLIC FORUM

 

Time

Description

Where

OS/CC

Officer

08.30am

Meet at Council Chambers

 

 

8.45am-9.10am

Item 9.2 ? Request to acquire small section of Gordon Park, Nambucca Heads

Onsite

GM

9.10am-9.30am

Item 11.5 ? Tree Vandalism ? Parkes Street , Nambucca Heads

Onsite

AGM-ES

9.45am-10.00am

Morning Tea & Introduction Dale Edwards ? Plumbing and Drainage Inspector

CC

 

10.15am-10.45am

Item 12.3 ? Proposed Revised options for Scotts Head Caravan Park

Onsite

GM

11.10am-11.30am

Item 11.6 ? Application for Tree Removals - Eungai

Onsite

MCW

12noon-12.30pm

Lunch

CC

 

12.30pm-1.30pm

General Manager Performance Review

CC

GM

1.30pm-2.00pm

Business Paper

 

 

2.00pm-2.30pm

Lindy Brown and Royce Bennett on behalf of the Catchment Management Authority

 

CC

GM

2.30pm-close

Business Paper continued

CC

GM

 

Please note:? All Councillors to bring their PPE (vest, sunscreen, hat and suitable footwear)

 

 

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....................................................................................... 6

9.2???? Request to Acquire a Small Section of Gordon Park, Nambucca Heads............................... 12

9.3???? Proposed Revised Options for the Scotts Head Caravan Park.............................................. 36

9.4???? Minutes of the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuary and Coastline Management Committee Meeting held on 2 November 2012............................................................................................................ 41

9.5???? Draft Flying Fox Plan of Management, Grassy Park, Bowraville........................................... 50

9.6???? Investment Report to 31 October 2012............................................................................... 54

10????? Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services Report

10.1?? Review of Planning and Development Applications and Statistical Information Reports........... 60

10.2?? DA's and CDC's Received and Determined Under Delegated Authority from 15 October to 2 November 2012..................................................................................................................................... 65

10.3?? Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined to 2 November 2012............................................................................................................... 68

10.4?? Contract Regulatory Officer's Report October 2012............................................................. 71

11????? Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

11.1?? Quarterly Business Report - Waste 1 July - 30 September 2012.......................................... 72

11.2?? State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989 (SERM Act) - Amendment................. 78

11.3?? NSW Rural Fire Service Liaison Committee meeting No. 1 ? 2012/13................................... 80

11.4?? Review of Policies - Building in the Vicinity of Sewers and Easements for Sewerage, Water Supply and Stormwater and ............................................................................................................ 101

11.5?? Tree Vandalism - Parkes Street, Nambucca Heads.......................................................... 118

11.6?? Applications for Tree Removal - Eungai Creek.................................................................. 121

11.7?? Ferry Street, Macksville -? Amenities Building.................................................................. 135

11.8?? Laverty's Bridge Replacement 2012/13............................................................................ 139

11.9?? Traffic Control services and purchase of automated traffic signals....................................... 146 ???

12????? General Manager's Summary of Items to be Discussed in Closed Meeting

12.1?? General Manager's Performance Review

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.

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??????????? a????? Questions raised by Councillors at 8 above

 

?????? i???????? MOTION TO CLOSE THE MEETING

?????? ii??????? PUBLIC VERBAL REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING PROPOSAL

???? TO CLOSE

?????? iii?????? CONSIDERATION OF PUBLIC REPRESENTATIONS

?????????????????? iv??????? DEAL WITH MOTION TO CLOSE THE MEETING

13????? MEETING CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

14????? REVERT TO OPEN MEETING FOR DECISIONS IN RELATION TO ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED MEETING.


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????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 14 November 2012

General Manager

ITEM 9.1????? SF959????????????? 141112???????? 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 2010

 

 

1

SF218

15/07/10

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

 

GM/

AGMCCS

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 until full compliment of staff on board.

 

 

 

MARCH 2011

 

2

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

 

GM

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.

Draft flood study likely to be presented to Council May/June 2012.

Re the delay, Council?s Strategic Planner has followed up the RMS.

Staff meeting with Consultants on Wednesday 18/10/12.

 


 

JUNE 2011

3

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.

 

AGMCCS

Letter sent 8 June 2011.

No response as at 6 December 2011.

Further letter sent 10 January 2012.

 

No formal response, however RMS have verbally advised that a formal response will be with Council prior to the end of May 2012

DEP to follow up with RMS.

 

To be discussed further with RMS.

JULY 2011

4

SF1031

21/7/2011

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

 

GM

Policy under revision and to be reported to future meeting.? Also the State Government policy has recently changed.

OCTOBER 2011

5

SF1595

20/10/2011

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

 

AGMES

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 May 2012.

Deferred until   October following the election of the new Council and to be included in Tree Register? Item No 11 below. Deferred to November 2012.

 

6

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.

 

7

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.

 

AGMCCS

Farmland criteria to be revised prior to the issuing of the 2012/13 rates.

 

Change in Rates staff meant that there has not been the opportunity to review the criteria.? To be reported in 2012/2013.

 

 

 

JANUARY 2012

9

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.

Existing information brochures have been sourced.

Small item in rates newsletter.? Grants Officer to prepare brochure.

 

 

FEBRUARY 2012

10

GB2/12

02/02/2012

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

AGMES

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

Nesting boxes have now been delivered and will be installed shortly.

 


 

MARCH 2012

11

SF1743

15/03/2012

The tree register be referred back to the DES so that he may prepare a further report and recommendation to Council on a proposal which addresses historic, senescent or publicly significant trees on public land in urban areas.

 

AGMES

Report will be presented to Council in August 2012,

 

To incorporate outstanding action No 5 above.

 

Deferred until October following Council elections.

Deferred until November 2012.

 

12

SF1714

11/04/2012

Council receive a report setting out the number of rural blocks which front sealed roads but do not have a building entitlement.

 

GM

Deferred to June 2012.

Investigations to commence when Strategic Planner returns from leave in August.

 

Investigations underway.

 

13

SF1714

11/04/2012

Council review the availability of industrial (employment) land at Nambucca Heads and Macksville and if necessary take steps to rezone further land.

 

GM

Deferred to June 2012.

Investigations to commence when Strategic Planner returns from leave in August.

 

Investigations underway.

JUNE 2012

14

SF1747

29/06/2012

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.

 

AGMES

Report to the August Council Meeting.

Report deferred until October following the Council elections due to the potential purchase of portable traffic lights.?

 

Deferred until November 2012

 

See Item in Business Paper

 

JULY 2012

15

PRF54

26/7/2012

Council defer a decision on the use of the Boulton?s Crossing Reserve and make urgent representations to the Deputy Premier seeking his assistance in resolving the issues.

 

GM

Letter sent w/e 3 August 2012.? Also funding application under the Public Reserves Management Fund submitted on 31 July 2012.

Will report back upon determination of application.

Report in business paper 10/10/12 on camping fees

 

Awaiting advice from Manager Applications and Compliance in relation to effluent system and water tank stand.

16

SF399

26/7/2012

Council to consider ?loss? of $191,545 in FAG income in September quarter budget review.

 

GM

Report in November 2012

AUGUST 2012

17

SF96

15/08/2012

Council develop a policy in relation to the erection of signs on public land.

 

AGMES

A draft policy will be developed for Council in November 2012


 

SEPTEMBER 2012

18

SF988

27/09/2012

Council write again to Mr Stewart Dowrick and the Hon. Andrew Stoner MP reminding them that dialysis at Macksville Health Campus was part of a health strategy many years ago ? requesting when might the community expect an answer.

 

GM

Letters sent 3 October 2012

 

No response as at 6 November 2012

19

SF929

27/09/2012

Council write to NV Tourism and ask them to suggest a strategy for the future of the VIC taking into consideration a number of factors.

 

GM

Letter sent 3 October 2012

20

DA2012/093

27/09/2012

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

 

AGMES

Report in December 2012

 

Deferred to February 2013 subject to outcomes of stakeholder meeting

21

SF768

27/09/2012

Further report on Weekes bridge and a further inspection.

 

AGMES

To be scheduled for Council meeting on 12 December 2012

22

SF84

27/09/2012

Council write to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services & others advising that a formal written explanation has not been forthcoming on the RFS line items ?other support? , ?insurances? and why RFS budgets are not provided to Council by 28 February in accordance with the service level agreement.?? Council also advise that it doesn?t accept paying for the GRN which is not available in the Nambucca Valley.

 

AGMES

Letter sent 5 October 2012.

Acknowledgement of receipt of letter received.

OCTOBER 2012

23

SF430

10/10/2012

That the Plan of Management (for Grassy Park) be modified to reflect the fact that the buffer zone is not intended to provide flying fox roosting habitat and as such any vegetation that attracts roosting flying fox will be removed.? Subject to OEH providing written endorsement of this interpretation of the PoM, the PoM be reconsidered.

 

GM

Letter sent 17 October 2012

24

SF430

10/10/2012

That Council respond to the OEH advising their response to Council?s letter concerning the State wide management of flying fox was unacceptable and asking them to develop a policy to ensure the establishment of flying fox camps well away from people.

 

GM

Letter sent 17 October 2012

25

SF1618

10/10/2012

That Council approach the Nambucca Senior Citizens Centre with a view to arranging a meeting to discuss a possible partnership with U3A and a mutually agreeable arrangement for sharing of the facility.? Further, that the opportunity for transfer of the building from Council ownership also be discussed.

 

GM

Letter sent 17 October 2012

Meeting arranged with stakeholders 7 November 2012

26

SF688

10/10/2012

That Council endorse the proposed replacement projects for the 2012/2013 EL works program and place them on exhibition for 28 days subject to a change in wording for CBD streetscape improvements.? Project list needs to be referred to Estuary Committee for comment.

 

GM

Exhibition commencing on 25 October 2012.

 

 

27

SF688

10/10/2012

Council receive a report to establish a rainwater tank rebate under its water fund and that the provisions of the existing rebate scheme be reviewed to achieve a higher take up rate.

 

AGMES

Report to February 2013 meeting.

28

SF688

10/10/2012

That Council receive a brief report and recommendation on the possibility of extending the environmental levy program to allow for more flexibility and avoidance of re-votes.

GM

Report in December when EL works program comes back to Council for adoption.

29

SF1672

10/10/2012

Water and sewerage access charges be deferred to the first meeting in November 2012 to allow the Rates Officer the opportunity to make a recommendation regarding extending the phasing in of the charges over a longer period for those most significantly affected.

 

AGMCCS

Report in November 2012

30

SF1672

10/10/2012

Council receive a report on the options for reclassifying properties such as bedsits in line with the classification of motel rooms for purposes of levying water, sewer and waste charges and the precedent that such action would create in terms of numbers of properties and revenue.

 

AGMCCS

Report in November 2012

31

PRF54

10/10/2012

That the changes to camping fees at Boulton?s Crossing be deferred pending advice on the safety of the tank stand and whether or not the onsite sewerage management system meets Council?s requirements.? Also whether Council has public liability insurance cover for the camping ground given its legal status.

 

GM

Report in November 2012

32

SF544

10/10/2012

That a draft Section 94A contributions plan be submitted to Council no later than early 2013 to enable a draft works schedule to be advertised with the draft 2013/2014 Operational Plan.

 

GM

Report in January 2013

33

SF1709

10/10/2012

Council write to the NBN to clarify whether the Federal Telecommunications Act will override the State Planning legislation Council operates under.

 

AGMCCS

Letter sent 6 November 2012

35

SF1185

10/10/2012

Naming of beach area off Ferry Street be deferred due to an undertaking that there be a meeting with the various stakeholders.

AGMES

Meeting to be arranged with stakeholders ? report deferred to February 2013.

 

DA2012/069

25/10/2012

Council to seek full external funding for independent traffic study for Pacific Highway Upper Warrell Creek Road Intersection

MBD/G&CO

Investigations underway

 

SF382

25/10/2012

Scotts Head Caravan Park Exhibition of Option 1 and Councillor site inspection

GM

Proposed Option 1 on exhibition.

Site Inspection scheduled 14 November 2012 ? see Item in Business paper

 

PRF20

25/10/2012

Anzac Park ? Placement of Armoured Personnel Carrier and acceptable fence design

GM/MB/SRO

Discussions to be held in regards to fence if Lions Club secure an APC

 

SF1676

25/10/2012

Capital works variations to be included in September 2012 Budget Review

AGM-ES/MFS

Budget Review underway

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

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Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 14 November 2012

General Manager

ITEM 9.2????? SF734????????????? 141112???????? Request to Acquire a Small Section of Gordon Park, Nambucca Heads

 

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

 

Summary:

 

This matter was presented to Council at its 25 October 2012 were it was resolved to defer the matter pending a site inspection.

 

A site inspection has been arranged for 14 November 2012.

 

Council has received a request from Mrs Kelli Leckie to acquire a small section of Gordon Park which adjoins her property at 2 Nelson Street, Nambucca Heads.

 

It is in the public interest that the land be retained by the Crown and not be sold.? This should be communicated to Mrs Leckie and the Crown Lands office.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council thank Mrs Kelli Leckie for her enquiry but advise that it does not endorse her request to acquire a small section of Gordon Park adjoining 2 Nelson Street, Nambucca Heads.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council could choose to advertise Mrs Leckie?s request to acquire a small section of Gordon Park for public comment.? This should include direct notification of the adjoining owners.

 

If Council chooses this option it should require an agreement on the payment of fees.? This initial request has been considered, inspected and reported on without the payment of any fee.? Depending upon the level of public interest, there may be considerable staff resources required to deal with the proposal through to its finality.

 

In the absence of a Property Officer and other administrative staff, it is difficult to justify the allocation of scarce staff resources to processing such requests.? There have been discussions at Manex about the lack of staff to maintain Council?s property register given the legal requirement for all of Council?s property to be revalued in 2012/2013.

 

Alternatively Council could simply support the request without public notification and pass the matter on to the Crown Lands Office in Grafton for processing.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The matter was considered by Council at its meeting on 25 October 2012 and it was resolved that it be deferred for an on-site inspection.

 

The following report is the same as that supplied to the meeting on 25 October 2012 with additional attachments being information submitted to the meeting by the applicant.

 

The additional attachments are:

 

?????? A submission from Kelli Leckie

?????? A submission from Clint Leckie

?????? A report from de Groot & Benson

?????? A land valuation

?????? A letter from the Nambucca Heads Local Aboriginal Land Council

 

Council has received a request from Mrs Kelli Leckie to acquire a small section of Gordon Park which adjoins her property at 2 Nelson Street, Nambucca Heads.? A copy of the request is attached.

 

Gordon Park is Crown land for which Council is trustee.

 

The land proposed to be acquired adjoins 2 Nelson Street and is approximately 290 square metres taking in the steep vegetated bank immediately to the east of the house.

 

Mrs Kelli Leckie has received advice from the Crown Lands office in Grafton that the first step in the acquisition process is to obtain a letter from Council confirming that it endorses the acquisition.

 

The land has been inspected.? It contains a number of trees which provide a backdrop to Gordon Park and provide effective screening of the development in Nelson Street.

 

If the land were to be transferred to private ownership, the Council will have no control over the vegetation.? Without a tree preservation order the vegetation could be removed without notice, but even with a tree preservation order the vegetation could be removed in conjunction with a development application to extend the building or undertake other work.

 

Reference is made to the stability of the land and the potential risk to Council should it retain its trusteeship.? In the report prepared by Douglas Partners in October 2003 on slope stability hazard identification, there is the following reference to this steep slope:

 

Site Reference

Location

Observed Features

Observed Instability

Comments

NH44

Cliff at east end Nelson St

Nelson St terminates at crest of 10m cliff.? To south motel car park at crest with 1m high retaining wall.? To north house, deck and retaining wall at crest.? Cracking at SE corner of house consistent with creep.? Retaining wall leans downslope at 20 degrees to vertical.

Minor movement

Large trees at crest and batter and vegetation critical to stability.

 

The slope assessment suggests that the retention of the vegetation on the batter is important for its stability.

 

There is no indication as to how the proposed transfer of the land will lessen the risk of slope instability.? Whilst it is indicated that the owner will bear the risk and cost of the identified geotechnical issues, there is no indication as to what work would be done.? Further, most home insurance policies have a standard exclusion for damage caused by landslides/slips.

 

For the reasons discussed above, it is considered there is a public interest in continuing with the Crown ownership of the land with Council acting as Trustee.? Unfortunately this is in conflict with Mrs Leckie?s request, but in the instance of a conflict the public interest should prevail.

 

Should Council choose to further consider Mrs Leckie?s request to acquire the land, it is recommended that the proposal be advertised for public comment for 28 days.? The Council should also consider a fee for undertaking this process and as trustee require an undertaking for the payment of Council?s costs prior to the commencement of further work.? In the 2012/2013 fees and charges the closest/most appropriate charge is the professional charge for corporate services which is $79 for the 1st hour and $73 per half hour thereafter.? In addition to this would be expenses for advertising, valuations, legal services etc which would need to be billed at cost.

 

If Council and the Lands Department were to support the excision and sale of the land it would also need to be rezoned.? This would be a further cost.? There may be debate about the appropriate zoning and building height which would need to be dealt with as part of this process.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been consultation with the Manager Business Development.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

The implications for the environment are discussed in the report.? The land contains a number of trees which provide a backdrop to Gordon Park and provide effective screening of the development in Nelson Street.

 

Social

 

Notwithstanding the land is steep and vegetated, there is likely to be some community objection to the conversion of public open space to private housing.

 

Economic

 

There are no significant economic issues.

 

Risk

 

The risks concerning the stability of the land are discussed in the report.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

The proceeds of the sale of the land would go to the State Government, not Council.? In financial terms the best outcome for Council would be to cover the administrative and other costs of dealing with the matter.? This comes about through the Local Government Act mandating Council?s status as trustee of the land.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is no impact on working funds.

 

Attachments:

1View

23056/2012 - Request Council's endorsement in relation to the purchase of Part Lot 701 DP 1055530 being Crown Land adjacent to 2 Nelson Street, Nambucca Heads

0 Pages

2View

23992/2012 - Acquisition plan for Crown land behind 2 Nelson Street, Nambucca Heads

0 Pages

3View

27793/2012 - Submission - K Leckie

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 14 November 2012

Request to Acquire a Small Section of Gordon Park, Nambucca Heads

 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 14 November 2012

Request to Acquire a Small Section of Gordon Park, Nambucca Heads

 



Ordinary Council Meeting - 14 November 2012

Request to Acquire a Small Section of Gordon Park, Nambucca Heads

 

Kelli Leckie

PO BOX 174

NAMBUCCA HEADS NSW 2448

 

23/10/2012

 

Nambucca Shire Council

44 Princess Street

MACKSVILLE NSW 2447

 

Dear Councillors,

 

REQUEST TO ACQUIRE A SMALL SECTION OF GORDON PARK AT NAMBUCCA HEADS

 

Brief History

My Husband and I have been residents of the Nambucca Valley for approximately 30 years.

My Husband was an employee of the Nambucca Shire Council for 17 years until recently events lead him to gain employment with the Coffs Harbour City Council.

I am a solicitor based in Coffs Harbour however? I see clients in Nambucca and partake in a community based legal service with my most recent consultation at the Council chambers on 21/09/2012. I also conduct a free legal advice clinic for the Nambucca RSL members.

My Husband and I consider ourselves Locals and have ties in the Nambucca Valley with our family and properties.

Currently we live in Toormina but our intention is to relocate back to Nambucca Heads to reside at 2 Nelson Street Nambucca Heads.

NEED FOR AN ADJOURNMENT

DA

It is my respectful opinion that Council may need to adjourn its consideration of our request for the acquisition of land as I state that it is imperative that Council considers such request in conjunction with its consideration of the proposed DA by Mr S Riley at 4 Fraser Street Nambucca Heads. I state this for several reasons.

1.??? The proposed DA is for 22 units at a height of 14m. This building will cause shadowing to our property from 9am onwards providing us with no natural amenity to daylight.

2.??? The DA does not satisfy the minimum requirement for at least 2 hours of sunlight from 9am. At 9am my Husband and I will have no sunlight in our living areas and private open spaces should this DA be accepted.

3.??? The grass and plants at our property will not be able to grow;- It is notable at p8 of the Statement of Environmental Effects that the developer himself has noted that he will be required to use ? shade tolerant species in south facing areas.?

4.??? The DA will result in an increased use of mechanical heating/drying and an increase in greenhouse gas emissions as our clothes will not have access to sunlight to dry leading to unnecessary costs;

5.??? Our solar hot water system will be totally obscured from the sun resulting in higher energy consumption and associated costs;

6.??? The DA will result in our inability to use renewable energy initiatives (solar).Our intention was to install solar panels to reduce energy consumption and the rising costs of electricity.

Solution

It is my respectful opinion that the purchase of a small parcel of land to the rear of our property will provide us with some access to the essential amenity of daylight and hence the ability to use solar energy, reducing our carbon footprint.

 

 

POINTS OF INTEREST

Landsize

The land which we seek to acquire is a steep piece of land adjoining our block at Nelson Street. The landsize measures 290 square metres. If the land size is an issue my Husband and I are prepared to compromise on this.

The land that we seek to acquire could not be sold to the general public as it is smaller than the minimum block size. Further the land would be of no use to any other person due to its sheer nature.

 

Public Interest

Mr Coulter states that it is in the public interest to retain this parcel of land however he does not identify any basis for his statement.

He states that the trees provide a back drop to Gordon Park and effectively screen the development, to which I assume he is referring to as my home.

One should note that when considering Mr Coulter?s statement that there is a proposed DA before council by the adjoining land owner for 22 units. The property once had trees to its East boundary adjoining Gordon Park which have been removed. The proposed DA will not be set back from Gordon Park, the building will go all the way to the boundary. There will be no screening of this development.

Our proposal is to acquire a small portion of land that can not be enjoyed by the public. It is steep, it is unstable, it is not maintained and it is dangerous. Further the public should not enter the land for liability reasons.

 

 

 

 

COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS

My Husband and I are qualified to give an opinion on the costs and benefits of selling the land. My Husband holds a Bachelor of Financial Administration degree. I am a solicitor but I also have a degree in Commerce majoring in accounting and finance.

Issues

Maintenance

The Council is the trustee of the parcel of land for the Department of Crown Lands.

The Council is not adhering to its current obligations to maintain the property.

The land is steep. It has a staircase occupying it with handrail. The staircase is in total disrepair. The land is littered with rubbish and glass beer bottles. The public could easily be injured on this land in its current state. The area is a Public Liability case waiting to happen.

You are encouraged to inspect the site.

 

Retaining of the Land

The Council commissioned a report from Douglas Partners in October of 2003 some 9 years ago. The document reported on the landslide issues in the Nambucca Shire.

The land at the end of Nelson Street was noted in the report as an area of concern.? It mentioned that there were minor movements.

The report referred to our home noting that it was:

? ... Cracking at SE corner of house consistent with creep. Retaining wall leans downslope at 20 degrees to vertical. ?

So the report clearly noted that in 2003 the land was moving in this area and was causing resulting damage to my property.

Mr Coulter appears to suggest that the parcel of land should not be sold to us as the trees need to be retained to ensure the stability of the bank. This is simply not true. A significant point to note is that Riverside Drive was populated with large established trees and they did not assist to prevent the land slide. Council has been caused to spend significant sums to retain the land along Riverside Drive at its own costs with large retaining blocks which are unsightly.

I respectfully suggest that the small parcel of land that we seek to purchase does not have trees that would assist in any way to retain the slope. The area is populated mainly by tree ferns and palms.

Council has advised us in writing that there are some species of trees on that land that are not suitable to the area.

Further it should be noted that our retaining wall which was holding the land has failed for several reasons namely:

????? The undermining by off shoots of the large rubber tree located at the crest of Nelson Street. Council is aware of this problem and has tried to rectify the issue by cutting the offshoots but they keep re growing; and

????? By the water runoff from Nelson Street as there is no drainage.

Consequently our land is moving which is resulting in damage to our property.

Trees will not provide an adequate retention of this land further measures are required.

I have obtained a quotation for a retaining wall, it will cost approximately $30,000.

Council can not continue to ignore the necessity for the retention of the land.

Council?s actions in failing to maintain the land could ultimately lead to it being responsible for the significant costs.

However in the event that our application is successful we will bare the responsibility for retaining the land.

 

The report further comments on the:

??Large trees at crest and batter and vegetation critical to stability.?

The large tree referred to in the report is the rubber tree located at the end of Nelson Street. We are not seeking to purchase this section of land and hence this land is not the subject of this acquisition application. Council should note however that the rubber tree is causing ongoing damage to adjoining properties. It is clogging their plumbing with its root system. It has undermined my retaining wall. As this tree is on land to which Council is the trustee Council is responsible for the associated costs. The cost to Council would be in excess of $2,000 per annum. My plumbing cost this year due to that tree was $1,166.88

Further this tree during the recent storm broke causing a large proportion of the tree to crash to the road below. This again is a liability issue for Council. It is noted that the tree branches laid on the road for several weeks.? Council needs to address the land slide issues at this crest urgently. The rubber trees roots are exposed it appears that this tree is too heavy for the steep slope. Council has been put on notice that there is land movement in that area, should a landslide occur due to Councils lack of retention of the crest resulting in damage to the public Council will be held liable.

 

Rates

An additional benefit to Council for selling the land would be to receive on an ongoing basis rates for the land.

Currently Council is required to maintain the land at its cost, with no resulting income from the land. As such the land is a liability to Council. Should the land be sold it will no longer be a liability to Council with possible resulting public liability suits and the cost of retaining the land but will result in an income to Council from annual land rates.

 

 

Rezoning

The rezoning of the land will result in further income to Council. There should be little issue with the rezoning as the rezoning should merely reflect the surrounding zones.

From discussions with Bert of the Crown Lands Department and Wayne Lowe of Nambucca Shire Council it is understood that Council does not bear any of the associated costs for the purchase or rezoning of the land.

Further it is understood that should Council in principle agree to the sale, that is the first stage in the acquisition process.

I am more than willing to assist Mr Lowe in the process, as I have to date, to ensure that Council?s resources are not diminished. I have attended at the land with Mr Lowe and The Department of Lands in conjunction with their visit to The White Albatross which I understand is acquiring land to the beach front.?

 

In Summary

For the abovementioned reasons the sale of the land could only be of benefit to Council through increasing its income, decreasing its costs, and removing any possible liabilities.

Further my Husband and I would like noted, that we are not developers, we have lived in the local community for approximately 3 decades. We love Nambucca Heads and want to again call it our home. We have no intention of destroying the natural environment, we merely want to protect our home and be able to enjoy our basic right to sunlight.

 

Kind Regards

 

Kelli and Clint Leckie


Ordinary Council Meeting - 14 November 2012

Request to Acquire a Small Section of Gordon Park, Nambucca Heads

 

You?ve read Michael?s report and you have heard from Kelli.

Michael likes to dabble in the law and Kelli deals with the law everyday of her life. So I guess the legal stuff is covered.

That leaves me to explain our position from the eyes of an ordinary ratepayer.

Michael does not endorse the sale. He relies on a Report that says the stability of the bank will be compromised if certain trees are removed.

2 points need to be made here:

1.?? The trees that are said to stabilise the bank are not on the land we wish to buy

2.?? In any case, an engineered solution combined with proper landscaping incorporating suitable vegetation is a better alternative for continued stability and Council cannot afford to provide one.

Our house is described in an expert Report as being on the edge of a steep bank and as far back as 2003 the house was showing signs of movement.

This situation will be familiar to a number of Councillors as it is exactly the same predicament faced by some residents of Riverside Drive.

I invite you to talk a walk along Riverside Drive to appreciate how much an engineered solution will cost.

What I am saying is that sooner or later the end of Nelson Street will fail as Riverside Drive has ? after all, they are noted in the same Report to be unstable ? but this time Council has a chance to save 10?s of thousands of dollars.

Please don?t think that I am overestimating the costs of repairing landslips on private property ? the new Councillors only need to ask Michael what Council has spent along Riverside Drive.

Instead of the General Manager pinning his hopes on selected trees to retain the bank he should be reporting to the elected members that you have a chance to offload some of the liability and therefore cost.

I am not saying that Kelli and I will throw enough money at the problem to stop the bank collapsing but please give us the chance to stop our home collapsing with it.

I would rather be a Councillor that could say that when I was presented with evidence of a likely event that I took action to reduce the impact on the public purse.

I know that a Council decision to endorse the sale of this small piece of public land will be applauded by the public in the future.

Having lived in the Nambucca Shire for almost 30 years - and as a servant of the public interest for 17 of these years - I can speak with some authority here.

The last think I am going to mention is the Budget.

Michael is concerned that there will be administration costs if Council endorses the sale.

At this early stage all that we are asking is that he write a letter to the Crown Lands Office on behalf of the Council. If costs arise in the future we are happy to sign an undertaking to pay such costs.

I have already described how the sale has the potential to save the public purse significant amounts.

But what is not in Michael?s report ? and what you need to be aware of ? is that Council will receive an increase in rates revenue for future budgets should the sale happen.

Council?s current rating structure as it applies to 2 Nelson Street is according to land value. The extra land will increase the land value and so increase the amount Council can charge for rates.

For example, suppose the land value was increased by $70,000. The current rate in the $ is 0.32925 so Council is entitled to charge an extra $230.47 for the rating year.

This entitlement to extra rate revenue continues into the future.

To finish, I was raised in the Nambucca Shire and I intend to be buried in the Nambucca Shire. Kelli and I have been looking at properties within the Shire to call home for many years.

But on each occasion we have been outbidded by people from out of town who are either downsizing or investing.

We are not developers after a quick buck.

We fell in love with 2 Nelson Street and despite the bank describing it as looking like it had been ?guttered by fire? we are trying to improve it as our family home.

Of course you don?t have to endorse our request for these reasons but you are accountable to the public.

The bigger issue of significant savings to the public purse is a totally justifiable reason to endorse the sale.

Please do not be concerned about setting a precedent here. Should Council decide to endorse the sale it will not be saying that it is happy to sell public land to private people.

Council will only be setting a sensible precedent by saying to the Community that a ratepayer in exactly the same circumstances as ours can expect the same outcome.

I have found that when all is said and done the best outcomes for any ratepayer are the best allocation of Council?s scarce resources and the setting of sensible precedents.

This is all that my wife and I are seeking of you tonight.

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 14 November 2012

Request to Acquire a Small Section of Gordon Park, Nambucca Heads

 






Ordinary Council Meeting - 14 November 2012

Request to Acquire a Small Section of Gordon Park, Nambucca Heads

 



Ordinary Council Meeting - 14 November 2012

Request to Acquire a Small Section of Gordon Park, Nambucca Heads

 


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 14 November 2012

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.3????? SF382????????????? 141112???????? Proposed Revised Options for the Scotts Head Caravan Park

 

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

 

Summary:

 

That this matter was presented to Council at its 25 October 2012 meeting and it was resolved as follow:

 

1??????? That Council advertise for public comment for 28 days the proposed Option 1 submitted by North Coast Holiday Parks who manage the Scotts Head Reserve Trust.? Further that people who made submissions to the Master Plan be provided with a copy of the proposed revised plan and be invited to comment.

 

2??????? That the Scotts Head Reserve Trust be advised that Council will seek an independent market based review of rental income in Year 10 and Year 16 in the event that a lease for one of the options proceeds.

 

3??????? That Council advise the Scotts Head Reserve Trust that it has no objection to the use of demountable (relocatable) amenities buildings within the Scotts Head Caravan Park subject to the usual approval and certification requirements and also endorsement from the Division of Local Government or Department of Planning for the variation to the regulation.

 

4??????? That whilst option 1 is on exhibition, Council undertake an onsite inspection with the North Coast Holiday Parks representatives.

 

As part of the presentation by Mr Bolger and Mr Green, an orientation tour shall be provided for all Councillors. This has been set for Wednesday 14 November 2012.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council note the inspection of the Scotts Head Caravan Park.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

There are no options.? The report concerns an inspection which Council resolved to undertake.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

At Council?s meeting on 25 October 2012 it was resolved that whilst Option 1 is on exhibition, that Council undertake an onsite inspection of the Scotts Head Caravan Park with the North Coast Holiday Parks representative.

 

An inspection has been arranged for this meeting.

 

Council has advertised Option 1 for public comment with comments to be received by 30 November.

 

Option 1, together with the other two revised options presented by North Coast Holiday Parks at the meeting on 25 October 2012, is attached.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been consultation with the North Coast Holiday Parks.

 


SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

The report concerns an inspection.? There are no implications for the environment.

 

Social

 

There are no social implications.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

There are no 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:

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26600/2012 - Option 1 - Scotts Head HP concept plan

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26603/2012 - Option 2 - Scotts Head HP concept plan

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26604/2012 - Option 3 - Scotts Head HP extended lease area option

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 14 November 2012

Proposed Revised Options for the Scotts Head Caravan Park

 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 14 November 2012

Proposed Revised Options for the Scotts Head Caravan Park

 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 14 November 2012

Proposed Revised Options for the Scotts Head Caravan Park

 


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 14 November 2012

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.4????? SF1496??????????? 141112???????? Minutes of the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuary and Coastline Management Committee Meeting held on 2 November 2012

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Grant Nelson, Strategic Planner ????????

 

Summary:

 

Attached for Council?s endorsement is a copy of the Minutes of the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuary and Coastline Management Committee Meeting held on Friday, 2 November 2012.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1????????? That Council note the comments from the Committee in relation to the Environmental Levy.?

 

2????????? That Council note the support for the exhibition of the Deep Creek Flood Study

 

3????????? That the remaining Minutes from the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuary and Coastline Management Committee Meeting held on Friday, 2 November 2012 be endorsed.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

1??????? Endorse the minutes

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

3??????? Endorse the minutes with amendments

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Deep Creek Flood Study

 

That Council note the Deep Creek Flood Study was reported to the committee and representatives from WMA Water gave a brief presentation on the study and were available to respond to questions. The committee subsequently endorsed the Flood Study for exhibition. The committee also resolved that Council staff in association with Office of Environment and Heritage Staff develop a policy for the opening of the Deep Creek Entrance and this policy be exhibited with the draft flood study.

 

The policy will essentially include the recommendations from the study being that the entrance is to be monitored when the berm reaches a height of 1m AHD and artificially opened at 1.5m AHD. It is noted that the berm is presently closed and monitoring has commenced.

 

By endorsing the minutes of the Committee, Council is endorsing the exhibition of the draft flood study and a policy to artificially open the entrance of Deep Creek in accordance with the Draft Study.

 

Environmental Levy

 

A number of matters were discussed in relation to the replacement projects for the Environmental Levy. These matters will given further discussion when the levy is reported to Council at the completion of the exhibition.


SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

The matters presented to the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuary and Coastline Management Committee for consideration and discussion have given consideration environmental issues.

 

Social

 

There are no social issues with this report.

 

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

 

Economic

 

There are no economic issues with this report.

 

Risk

 

There are no risks with this report.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There were no recommendations which would impact on any budgets.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

No variation required.

 

Attachments:

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28777/2012 - Minutes - Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuaries and Coastline Management Committee - 2 November 2012

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 14 November 2012

Minutes of the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuary and Coastline Management Committee Meeting held on 2 November 2012

 

PRESENT

 

John Ainsworth (Chairperson)

Peter McNally (Nambucca Valley River Users Group)

James Hallam (NSW Farmers)

Tim Ryan (Landcare)

Theresa Spens-Black (Oyster Farmers)

Fay Lawson (Flood Affected Landowner)

Eleonora Snart (Nambucca Valley Tourism)

Joy van Son (Environmental Group)

Tim Ryan (Nambucca Valley Landcare)

Cr Bob Morrison

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Greg Meyers (Acting General Manager)

Grant Nelson (Strategic Planner)

Jacqui Ashby (Environmental Compliance Officer)

Lorraine Hemsworth (Minute Secretary)

John Schmidt (Office of Environment & Heritage)

Peter Shales (SES)

Steven Channells (Department of Lands)

Anna Sedlak (Maritime)

Mark Babister (WMA Water)

Monquie Retallick (WMA Water)

 

 

APOLOGIES

Michael Coulter (General Manager)

Paul Gallagher (Assistant General Manager ? Engineering Services)

Cr Paula Flack

Glenn Storrie (NPWS)

Rod McDonagh (Maritime)

Marcus Riches (DPI-Fisheries)

Kate Browning (Department Environment)

 

 

 

ISF1496?????? 021112?????????????? Acceptance of Apologies

3498/12 Resolved:?????? (Morrison/van Son)

 

That the Apologies as listed be accepted for meeting.

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

There were no Disclosures of Interest declared.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

3499/12 Resolved:?????? (McNally/Lawson)

 

That the Committee note the adoption and endorsement of the recommendations of the Minutes of the Meeting held 30 March 2012, by Council at its meeting of 26 April 2012.

 

 

ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

There were no Asking of Questions With Notice.

 

 

 


Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services Report

ITEM 5.1????? SF1496????????????? 021112????? Election of Chairperson and Induction for the new members of the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuaries and Coastline Management Committee

3500/12 Resolved:?????? (Morrison/Ryan)

 

That the Committee elect a Chairperson from one of the Councillor representatives and that the method of voting be by a show of hands.

 

The Chairperson Cr Ainsworth handed the meeting over to Mr Greg Meyers, Acting General Manager to conduct the election of Chairperson.

 

Nominations were called with two nominations being received.? Crs John Ainsworth and Cr Paula Flack.

 

A show of hands was invited with Cr John Ainsworth being appointed by a majority of votes.

 

Cr Ainsworth assumed the Chair and continued the meeting.

 

ITEM 5.1 Continued??????????????? SF1496???? 021112???? Election of Chairperson and Induction for the new members of the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuaries and Coastline Management Committee

3501/12 Resolved:?????? (Morrison/Ryan)

 

That the Committee elect a Chairperson from one of the Councillor representatives and that the method of voting be by a show of hands.

 

 

ITEM 5.2????? SF1496????????????? 021112????? Report on Outstanding Items

3501/12 Resolved:?????? (McNally/Ryan)

 

That the list of outstanding actions be noted and received by the Committee.

 

 

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Summary of Matter

Action

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Status

 

 

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SF732

06.03.08

Letters to be sent to home owners identified in the Flood Study and Floodplain Risk Management Plan affected by flooding to advise that there may be some state funding available to help with the costs of raising the houses above flood levels for $ for $ basis and to seek their interest to enable a Funding application to be prepared for the 2009 round of funding

DEP

Letters not yet sent. The DECC representative, Kevin Gibson, will prepare and present to the Committee a report on Voluntary Home Raising. There has to be an economic viability assessment of houses before they are included.

A draft discussion paper has been prepared by Mr Gibson, DECC which will be refined and presented to a future meeting of the Committee.

Paper been prepared and will be discussed at the technical level prior to presentation at this committee.

This matter has been further delayed until the finalisation of the new Nambucca River Flood Study and Floodplain Risk Management Plan as it may identify additional properties which may be at risk or remove any properties previously identified as being at risk.

 

 

2

SF1267

6.04.09

Road depth flood markers to be installed at Factory Bridge, Taylors Arm to increase warning for motorists to 6m

DES

Matter referred to DES who advises that the sign has been ordered and will be installed as soon as council and staff resources permit

Instillation been held up due to more pressing short term issues.

Depth markers have been installed and show up to 4 mts on the western (village) side and up to 2 metres on the eastern side. Still awaiting delivery and installation of 2-4m indicator for eastern side.

Depth indicator has been delivered although due to other flood damage maintenance and availability of staff it has not been installed. Once staff become available the indicator will be installed.

 

 

3

SF1267

 

River site gauges be placed in at least one position on Taylors Arm River at Kings Point and one position on Tilly Willy Creek Kings Point and also a double sided site gauge on the eastern side of Gumma bridge, and after further investigation may require more site gauges, as well as the upgrading of the site gauge at the corner of Princess and River Streets Macksville.

 

DES

Site gauges have been purchased, SES have agreed to install signs starting at Gumma Rd followed by Kings Point and Taylors Arm.

All gauges were installed early December, unfortunately due to public objection, the Kings Point gauges have been removed and are to be replaced by a river depth gauge at Wilsons Bridge in consultation with BoM and SES.

DES raised the upgrading of the gauge with the Dept Of Meteorology as they are responsible. They are arranging a replacement.

BoM has done a temporary upgrade with a permanent gauge to be installed soon.

One road depth (site) gauge at kings point was backed over and destroyed intentionally, the other one that was removed is being stored at the SES in Macksville.

Manly hydraulics have installed the 4 river gauge posts. A further three are to be installed along Scotts Head Road.

 

Indicators have now been installed.

 

 

4

SF841

 

Council in adopting the Minutes from the Committee meeting of 13 August 2010, resolved to write to RTA-SKM asking to have predicted flood heights marked on electricity poles to the extent of Council?s flood mapping, extending to include Nursery and Gumma Roads, to indicate Council?s 1:100 year predicted flood height and RTA-SKM predicted 1:100 year flood height with climate change and sea level rise, highway bypass completed as an act of transparency and good faith to the community, before RTA submits proposed highway upgrade to the Planning Department for approval. In addition, Council resolved that the markers showing predicted flood levels be temporary and to be located at Kings Point and in Nursery Road where the proposed Pacific Highway crosses the Nambucca River on the eastern side of Macksville?two markers in total.

 

Letter written to RTA on 9 September 2010. No response as at 1 November 2010.

 

Following the Peer Review on the flood study, the RTA have now appointed WMAWater to undertake a full Flood Study which will include the Nambucca River and Warrell Creek. Once the study is completed it will be handed to Council effectively saving considerable funds from Council's budget which can be reallocated to the revision of the Nambucca Floodplain Management Plan.

As such the RTA have been requested to place this matter in abeyance until the new full flood study is completed.

 

 

5

 

13.05.11

That the committee recommended that a rain gauge be installed at Missabotti or in the close surrounds to monitor rainfall.

 

Following the completion of the regional rainfall and hydrology study, discussions will be held with BoM to determine a location for such a gauge.

 

Strategic Planner to follow up on this matter.

 

 

 

 

 


Presentation to Meeting

 

Ms Monique Retallick and Mr Mark Babister presented a presentation to the meeting on updates on Flood Studies.

 

ITEM 5.3????? SF1496????????????? 021112????? Update on Flood Studies

Recommendation:

3502/12 Resolved:?????? (Ryan/McNally)

 

1??????? That the Draft Deep Creek Flood Study be exhibited in accordance with the requirement of the flood plain management manual or procedures.

 

2??????? That Council develop a policy in relation to the opening of Deep Creek in partnership with OEH staff and exhibit the draft policy in conjunction with the Deep Creek Flood Study.

 

3??????? That Council staff identify the funding required to install appropriate berm gauges in Deep Creek or its surrounds to allow implementation of any opening strategy and Environmental Levy funds be identified in the 2013/14 financial year to install these gauges.

 

4??????? That the committee further consider any requirement to prepare a flood risk management plan for Deep Creek when the study is reported back to Council after exhibition.

 

5??????? That the committee note the information regarding the design refinements to Deep Creek Highway bridge.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 5.4????? SF1496????????????? 021112????? Flood Study Update - Nambucca River

Recommendation:

3504/12 Resolved:?????? (van Son/Spens-Black)

 

That the Committee note the progress of the Nambucca River Flood modelling and study undertaken by the WMA on behalf of the Roads and Maritime Services.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 5.5????? SF1496????????????? 021112????? Coastal Zone Management Plan Implementation - Nambucca Valley Beach Access Improvement Program

3505/12 Resolved:?????? (Spens-Black/Morrison)

 

That the information on successful funding applications and the progress with the endorsement of the Nambucca Coastal Zone management Plan be noted.

 

 


 

ITEM 5.6????? SF1496????????????? 021112????? Environmental Levy

3506/12 Resolved:?????? (Morrison/Ryan)

 

That the Committee provide comment on the list of proposed replacement projects prior to a final report being presented to Council for consideration.

 

 

 

 

item 5.6a??? SF1496??????? 02112012???? Items for Council Consideration

3507/12 Resolved:?????? (van Son/Ryan)

 

That the Committee request Council to consider the following in the 2013/2014 Environmental Levy:

a??????? That a Natural Resource Officer be considered for three days a week.

b?????? i???????? That Bowraville be considered with the Macksville and Nambucca Heads Streetscape Plans.

????????? ii??????? That funds not be spent on Infrastructure for Streetscape plans.

 

 

 

ITEM 5.7????? SF1496????????????? 021112????? Reports from Committee Members and Attendees as required 2 November 2012

3508/12 Resolved:?????? (Morrison/Ryan)

 

That the verbal reports as given, be noted.

 

MEMBER

ORGANISATION

CONTENT OF REPORTS

ACTION/
RESPONSE

Anna Sadlak

Maritime Services

Upgrading navaids on the Nambucca River scheduled for next scheduled maintenance

Noted

Peter Shales

State Emergency Services

Unlikely to have alternate as Leanne Cooper works full time

Noted

Teresa Spens-Black

Oyster

Environmental Management Plan for Oyster operating nearing completion and will be presented to Council

Noted

Fay Lawson

Flood Affected Landower

Ipads for Councillors should not come from Environmental Levy

Noted

Tim Ryan

Landcare

Draft CAP exhibition and seeking comments

Noted

James Hallam

NSW Farmers

?? More funds to be spent on Weed control

?? Ipads not from Environmental levy

?? Rebates for rainwater tanks to continue

All points noted

 


MEMBERSHIP TABLE

 

MEMBERS

REPRESENTATIVE

ALTERNATE

Councillors (Chairperson)

Cr John Ainsworth

Cr Paula Flack

Cr Bob Morrison

Cr Martin Ballangary OAM

 

Oyster Growers

Theresa Spens-Black

Richard Barrie

Agriculture

?????? NSW Farmers Association

 

Jim Hallam

 

June Finlayson

Nambucca Valley Tourism

Eleanora Snart

Robert Kennedy

Landcare

Tim Ryan

John Pass

Flood Affected Landowner

Fay Lawson

No

Environmental Group:

?????? Nambucca Valley Conservation Association

 

Joy van Son

 

Lloyd Ellis

Nambucca Valley River Users Group

Peter McNally

Phil Butler

Aboriginal Groups:

?????? Unkya LALC

?????? Nambucca LALC

?????? Bowraville LALC

 

CEO

CEO

CEO

 

No

No

No

ATTENDEES ? ORGANISATION (as required)

REPRESENTATIVE

 

Department of Lands

Mr Stephen Channells

 

Office of Environment and Heritage

Mr John Schmidt (Kempsey)

 

NSW Maritime

Ms Anna Sedlak

Mr Rod McDonagh

 

Office of Environment and Heritage

Mr Kevin Gibson
(Coffs Harbour)

Kate Browning

EPA

Mr Graeme Budd (Grafton)

 

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Mr Marcus Riches

 

Environment Protection and Regulation Division

Department of Environment and Climate Change & Water

Mr Hugh Robertson

Wetlands and Water Officer

 

State Emergency Service

Peter Shales

 

Secretariat ? Stra

Mr Grant Nelson

 

Assistant General Manager ? Engineering Services

Mr Paul Gallagher

 

 

 

ITEM 5.8????? SF1496????????????? 021112????? Rain Guages

3509/12 Resolved:?????? (Lawson/Spens-Black)

 

That the Committee request Council to investigate the implementation of additional rain gauges in the Deep Creek catchment, preferably two, and one at Macksville and Warrell Creek in additional to the proposed one at Missabotti.

 

 

NEXT MEETING DATE

The next meeting will be held on 1 February 2013 commencing at 8.30 am.

 

CLOSURE

There being no further business the Chairperson then closed the meeting the time being 11.30 am.?

Cr John Ainsworth

(CHAIRPERSON)


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 14 November 2012

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.5????? SF430????????????? 141112???????? Draft Flying Fox Plan of Management, Grassy Park, Bowraville

 

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

 

Summary:

 

As part of the approved on-ground works program under the Our Living Coast Project, $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 had extensive experience in preparing plans of management for flying fox camps in NSW. The draft Flying Fox Plan of Management was placed on public exhibition between 22 March and 27 April 2012.

 

At Council?s meeting on the 13 June 2012, it was resolved:

 

1????????? That Council advise the affected residents that submissions of alternate suggestions for the proposed Flying Fox Plan of Management should be with Council by 16 July 2012.

 

2????????? Further, that residents may continue to submit submissions to amend the Flying Fox Plan of Management after that date provided that all proposals are within the relevant legislative framework and that Council will agree to review the adopted Plan following their receipt.

 

3????????? That Council write as a matter of urgency to the Deputy Premier and the appropriate Minister asking whether there are any other appropriate alternatives which could be included in a Plan of Management if and when adopted.

 

A further report was presented to Council?s meeting on 26 July 2012 and it was resolved:

 

1????????? That the matter be deferred to an onsite inspection at Bowraville, specifically to look at trees, the species and where they have been planted.

 

2????????? That the State Government be asked to develop a State wide policy to address the issue of flying foxes in NSW and in particular their impact on urban communities.

 

On the 15 August 2012 an onsite meeting was conducted by all available Councillors, concerned residents of Bowraville, Council staff, Landcare staff and a representative of GeoLink. At the meeting it was resolved:

 

1.???????? That following the inspection on 15 August 2012 there be a further report to Council which considers all suggestions put forward at the inspection and responses from residents.

 

At Council's meeting on the 10 October 2012, it was further resolved:

 

1??????? That the Plan of Management be modified to reflect the fact that the buffer zone is not intended to provide flying fox roosting habitat and as such any vegetation that attracts roosting flying fox will be removed.

 

2??????? That subject to the Office of Environment and Heritage providing written endorsement of the interpretation of the Plan of Management as reflected in (1) above, the Plan of Management be reconsidered.

 

Advice has now been received from the Office Environment and Heritage in regards to Item 1 above (10/10/2012) endorsing the removal of vegetation if found to attract flying fox.

 

 


 

Recommendation:

 

That the Flying Fox Plan of Management for Grassy Park, Bowraville be amended on page 76 in Zone 3b to include ?if any vegetation in the buffer zone is found to attract flying foxes then the vegetation will be removed and replaced with an alternative non-Flying Fox attracting species that will help inhibit weed growth? and the Plan of Management be endorsed.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

That the Flying Fox Plan of Management for Grassy Park, Bowraville not be endorsed

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

As part of the 10 October 2012 resolutions of Council, Jon Keats, Manager Biodiversity Management Unit - North East, Regional Operations Group, Office of Environment and Heritage has sent an email attached detailing that OEH is satisfied that the intent of the management of the buffer zone is to provide a visual buffer for adjacent residents and as such not to provide flying fox roost habitat. The email further agrees with part 1 of the resolution (That the Plan of Management be modified to reflect the fact that the buffer zone is not intended to provide flying fox roosting habitat and as such any vegetation that attracts roosting flying fox will be removed.) and states that if any vegetation in the buffer zone is found to attract flying foxes then the vegetation can be removed providing it is replaced with an alternative non-Flying Fox attracting species that will help inhibit weed growth.

 

Therefore in line with part 1 of the Council resolution of 10 October 2012, the Vegetation Management Plan will be amended on page 76, Zone 3b under recommendations in the last dot point to read:

 

??????????? if any vegetation in the buffer zone is found to attract flying foxes then the vegetation will be removed and replaced with an alternative non-Flying Fox attracting species that will help inhibit weed growth.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Mayor and all Councillors

Director Environment and Planning

General Manager

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 houses a Flying Fox Camp, more than likely due to its proximity to the limited food supply in the surrounding areas and perhaps the lights of the adjoining residential area.? Managing the camp within all relevant legislation is difficult due to the many requirements and restrictions that apply.

 

Social

The intent of the works done and planned is to alleviate the difficulties of living near a large camp. The PoM helps set out the works to be done.

 

Economic

If the conflict between the residents and the camp is not alleviated, then there is potential for economic loss.

 

Risk

Council is faced with irreconcilable conflict between the requirements of the current legislation and the views of many of its residents.

 

Council is also faced with a financial risk if it resolves not to endorse the PoM with the funding authority withdrawing its funding for the PoM, requiring Council to fund the Plan from its own resources.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

Any variation for the PoM will be from the environmental levy

 

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

29219/2012 - OHE response in relation to intent of Flying Fox management at Grassy Park, Bowraville

0 Pages

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 14 November 2012

Draft Flying Fox Plan of Management, Grassy Park, Bowraville

 


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 14 November 2012

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.6????? SF1771??????????? 141112???????? Investment Report to 31 October 2012

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The total return on investments from 1 July 2012 to 31 October 2012 is $760,161.

 

The budget allocation for ?2012/13? is $966,000.

 

Council currently has $32.073 Million invested:

 

?????? $7.413 Million with Managed Funds,

?????? $24.165 Million on term deposits,

?????? $0.495 M in a Floating Rate Note.

 

This report details all the investments placed during October and Council funds invested as at 31 October 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 31 October 2012 be noted.

 

 

 

 

Investments Matured & Interest & Returns 1 to 31 October 2012

Term Deposits/Bank Bills

 

 

 

 

Institution

?Amount

Period (Days)

Rate

?Interest

ME

?$1,024,049.32

198

5.90%

?$27,676.83

ING

?$500,000.00

213

6.14%

?$17,915.34

 

 

Managed Funds

Institution

Amount

Period (Days)

Performance for Month

Returns This Month

Annualised Performance FYTD

Returns FYTD

UBS Wealth M'ment Aust Ltd

?$199,794.37

31

-0.14%

-$274.73

100.06%

?$199,794.37

ANZ (On call)

?$2,066,942.94

31

0.22%

?$1,436.26

0.52%

?$8,442.20

Macquarie Global Income Opportunity

?$3,673,369.46

31

1.31%

?$47,657.63

4.21%

?$153,080.87

 

 

 

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

?$1,014,708.59

31

0.76%

?$7,635.03

?$3,492.60

N/A

6.51%

Averon II*

?$458,200.00

31

0.52%

?$2,350.00

-$41,800.00

?$28,396.10

7.84%

 

 

 

Floating Rate Term Deposits/Notes

 

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

ING

?$495,240.00

31

0.00%

-$7,355.00

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

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

0.00%

Investec Bank

?$1,000,000.00

31

6.40%

?$16,657.53

?$16,657.53

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

0.00%

 

 

 

2? Investments held at 31 October 2012

Institution

 

?Amount

?Date Invested

Period (Days)

Maturity Date

Interest for month

Interest

?Interest Due at maturity

BCCU - No 1

A2

$580,497.92

09/08/12

273

09/05/13

2,442.86

5.12%

?$22,230.05

BCCU - No 2

A2

$723,112.14

27/05/12

365

27/05/13

3,922.64

6.60%

?$47,725.40

BCCU - No 3

A2

$1,135,848.19

02/06/12

292

21/03/13

4,901.26

5.25%

?$47,705.62

IMB - No 1

A2

$1,054,835.96

06/09/12

154

07/02/13

4,248.24

4.90%

?$21,807.65

IMB - No 3

A2

$800,000.00

14/06/12

217

17/01/13

3,235.07

4.92%

?$23,400.33

Bank of Qld - No 1

BBB+

$611,526.80

23/02/12

273

22/11/12

2,864.96

5.70%

?$26,071.15

Bank of Qld - No 2

BBB+

$1,024,731.51

20/09/12

140

07/02/13

4,295.45

5.10%

?$20,045.43

Bank of Qld - No 3

BBB+

$700,000.00

14/06/12

301

11/04/13

2,905.48

5.05%

?$29,151.64

NAB - No 3

AA-

$1,072,443.58

05/07/11

731

05/07/13

5,694.23

6.46%

?$138,749.52

NAB - No 4

AA-

$1,209,197.57

15/08/12

204

07/03/13

5,048.81

5.08%

?$34,331.93

NAB - No 5

AA-

$837,485.59

17/05/12

215

18/12/12

3,696.41

5.37%

?$26,490.93

NAB - No 6

AA-

$1,173,486.09

09/12/11

370

13/12/12

5,275.86

5.47%

?$65,069.00

NAB - No 7

AA-

$1,065,431.09

19/07/12

273

18/04/13

4,483.57

5.12%

?$40,800.46

NAB - No 8

AA-

$800,000.00

30/06/12

173

20/12/12

4,201.64

6.39%

?$24,229.48

Suncorp - No 1

A+

$936,292.15

03/05/12

189

08/11/12

4,232.55

5.50%

?$26,665.09

Westpac - No 1

AA-

$940,250.53

12/07/12

153

12/12/12

3,956.78

5.12%

?$20,179.58

AMP(CPG) - No 3

A

$500,000.00

09/09/12

366

09/09/13

2,465.75

6.00%

?$30,082.19

AMP(CPG) - No 4

A

$500,000.00

09/09/12

366

09/09/13

2,465.75

6.00%

?$30,082.19

ING Bank (Aust) Ltd -No.4

A

$1,000,000.00

26/07/12

210

21/02/13

4,142.47

5.04%

?$28,997.26

Rabobank(Aust)-No.1

AA

$500,000.00

23/04/12

1827

24/04/17

2,630.14

6.40%

?$160,175.34

Rabobank(Aust)-No.2

AA

$1,000,000.00

30/03/12

365

30/03/13

5,876.71

7.15%

?$71,500.00

Rabobank(Aust)-No.3

AA

$500,000.00

25/11/11

1827

25/11/16

2,547.95

6.20%

?$155,169.86

Rabobank(Aust)-No.4

AA

$1,000,000.00

07/09/12

286

20/06/13

4,109.59

5.00%

?$39,178.08

Rural Bank

A-

$1,000,000.00

06/09/12

140

24/01/13

4,150.68

5.05%

?$19,369.86

ANZ

AA

$1,000,000.00

20/06/12

372

27/06/13

3,569.43

5.00%

?$50,958.90

ING Bank (Aust) Ltd No 2

A

$1,500,000.00

13/12/11

1829

15/12/16

7,779.45

6.31%

?$474,287.26

ING Bank (Aust) Ltd No 3

A

$495,240.00

26/04/12

1426

22/03/16

2,706.86

6.65%

?$128,666.07

Investec Bank Australia

BBB-

$1,000,000.00

26/08/12

92

26/11/12

4,627.40

5.63%

?$14,190.68

ANZ (On Call)

At call

$2,066,942.94

01/10/12

30

31/10/12

1,439.26

3.75%

?$6,370.71

Macquarie Income

A

$3,673,369.46

01/10/12

30

31/10/12

47,657.63

5.21%

?$15,730.07

UBS Wealth? Aust Ltd

At Call

$199,794.37

01/10/12

30

31/10/12

755.28

4.50%

?$738.97

NSW Treasury Corp

A

$1,014,708.59

01/10/12

30

31/10/12

7,635.03

0.00%

 

Averon II

A

$458,200.00

01/10/12

30

31/10/12

2,350.00

0.00%

 

TOTAL

 

?$32,073,394.48

 

 

 

?$172,315.19

 

?$1,840,150.70

 

 

 


 

 

 


OPTIONS:

 

This report is for information only.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

This report details all the investments placed during October 2012 and Council funds invested as at 31 October 2012.

 

 

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 2012/2013 based on current performance.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

A review of budgeted interest returns for 2012/2013 will be completed with the September 2012 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 September 2012 Budget Review.? Variances will be distributed between the Water, Sewerage and General Funds for the first quarter of the financial year.

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report. ?


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 14 November 2012

Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services Report

ITEM 10.1??? SF1709??????????? 141112???????? Review of Planning and Development Applications and Statistical Information Reports

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Greg Meyers, Assistant General Manager - Corporate and Community Services ????????

 

Summary:

 

The purpose of this report is to inform Council of the many prescribed and required reports that it must provide relevant Government Agencies, which are in various formats. Usually in an online spreadsheet or template report provided by the respective agencies.

 

With the new adopted Organisational Structure and the reduction of positions, a review of services and service levels has been necessary to eliminate duplication wherever possible. One area which has considerable duplication is associated with the preparation and presentation of the range of planning and development statistical tables presented to Council each month. It is proposed that a number of these reports be deleted from the business paper.

 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council delete the following eight (8) statistical reports from its monthly business paper ?

 

i. Development Applications received;

ii.?????? Complying Development Applications received (including from Private Certifiers);

iii.????? Development Applications, Complying Developments and Modifications determined under delegated authority;

iv.????? Complying Developments received for year (Private/Council split);

v.?????? Construction Certificates Released for year (Private/Council split);

vi.????? Conveyancing Certificates Issued for year;

vii.???? Occupations Certificates Released for year (Private/Council split);

viii.??? Summary of Development Applications for year.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council may choose not to delete any or only some statistical tables from the business paper

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Council?s in NSW are required to provide a range of monthly, quarterly and annual reports to the Department of Premier and Cabinet (Local Government), Department of Planning and Infrastructure, the Australian Bureau of Statistics to name a few.

 

Each Department has their own specific reporting requirements and standards, which requires staff to manually input the data in some, whilst specific programs have been written to quickly and easily convert the data from Council?s systems to the required format for others.

 

By way of example, the detailed statistical reports for processing times for DA?s are created through a number of ?behind the scenes Crystal Reports? enabling the data to be extracted from our Application registers and then tabulised in the ?Plain English? format (table and graph) which are presented to Council.

 

The required information provided to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure for their annual comparisons is differently captured and formatted which requires further reports from Council?s Applications modules.

 

The lists of applications Received and Determined are collected from Council?s applications register and has to be manually formatted into the business paper. This same information is automatically captured and accessible 24/7 via Council?s website on ?DA?s Online? which is updated every 24 hrs. In fact the information available on line provides greater detail then what is provided in the report Table presented to Council. It is proposed to provide in-house training for Councillors on the ?DA?s Online? process. In addition, this service is proposed to be embellished in the near future with locality maps taken from Council?s GIS system.

 

All of the statistical tables for Complying Development Applications received, Construction Certificates issued, Occupations Certificates released and Conveyancing Certificates Issued are prepared manually from a range of data sources. These Tables are simply a recording of what certificates have been issued for that particular month/fortnight. They are not used for any measurement or ?Key Performance Indicators? (KPI?s), and they do not reflect any of the other competing needs and activities performed by these same staff, such as the number or details of complaints received and investigated, the number of construction inspections undertaken or the number of counter or telephone enquiries dealt with.

 

It is therefore proposed that only the number and value of Development Applications and Complying Development Applications received and approved and the comparison for processing times for the month be maintained in the monthly Council report (see below).

 

Development Application Statistics

 

The figures show a -3.80% decrease in the number of DA?s received to September 2012 with construction costs increasing by 21.33% compared to the same period in 2011. The total number of DA?s/CD?s approved for the month of August was 6 plus 2 modifications.

 

DA?S AND COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT

 

Construction Costs

No Applications Received

Applications Approved (DA & CD)

Jan-September 2011

29,032,300

164

158

Jan-September 2012

30,723,880

151

118

 


 

The Contract Regulatory Officers report has over the past 6 months been revised so what is presented to Council, is the same information/format as presented to the Division of Local Government. This monthly report will continue to be presented to Council for information. However if Council considers that there is no benefit with this report it may also be removed.

 

The following eight (8) tables are proposed to be deleted from all future reports to Council:

 

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FROM 29 SEPTEMBER ? 12 October 2012

 

DA Number

Application Date

Applicant/Owner

Development

Address

Estimated Value

2012/125

12.10.2012

Seren Building Services/I F & S L Maxworth

Dwelling-House

Lot 12 DP 1175453, 1a Regatta Drive, Valla Beach

270,000

 

 

COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FROM 29 SEPTEMBER ? 12 October 2012

Including those issued by Private Certifiers

 

DA Number

Application Date

Applicant/Owner

Development

Address

Estimated Value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS/COMPLYING DEVELOPMENTS AND MODIFICATIONS DETERMINED UNDER DELEGATED AUTHORITY FROM 29 SEPTEMBER ? 12 October 2012

 

CONSENT/ DA

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

DEVELOPMENT DETERMINED

EST VALUE

$

2010/019/01

Lot 1 DP 1033788, 105 Bald Hill Road, Macksville

Subdivision to create three (3) rural-residential lots Modification

0

 

COMPLYING DEVELOPMENTS RECEIVED

 

YEAR

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2012 Private Cert

2

4

6

3

5

2

0

5

1

 

 

 

28

2012 Council

0

1

1

0

2

0

0

1

2

 

 

 

7

 

CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATES RELEASED

 

YEAR

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2012 Private Cert

3

3

3

1

8

1

5

5

2

 

 

 

31

2012 Council

3

3

3

4

9

5

6

9

4

 

 

 

46

 

CONVEYANCING CERTIFICATES ISSUED

 

YTD (September)

Drainage Diagrams

Section 149 Certs

Outstanding Notices

2011

224

482

83

2012

196

424

90

 


 

OCCUPATION CERTIFICATES RELEASED (including Interim Occupation Certificates)

 

YEAR

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

TOTAL

Average/
Month

Private
2012

4

7

7

4

5

5

2

5

10

 

 

 

49

5.44

Council
2012

18

14

10

10

29

4

7

9

11

 

 

 

112

12.44

Description: 20121016114303CONSULTATION:

 

BSU Co-ordinator

General Manager

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no real environmental issues with the deletion of these reports from Council?s business paper.

 

Social

 

There no social impacts with the deletion of these reports from Council?s business paper.

 

Economic

 

The reduction of staff in the Planning and Development area and in Business Services has necessitated a review on service levels and the deletion of these reports from Council?s business paper is one service that can be reduced with no detrimental impact.

 

Risk

 

It is considered that there are no risks associated with deletion of these reports from Council?s business paper.

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

No impact as positions have been removed from Council?s structure.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

N/A

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 14 November 2012

Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services Report

ITEM 10.2??? SF1709??????????? 141112???????? DA's and CDC's Received and Determined Under Delegated Authority from 15 October to 2 November 2012

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Lorraine Hemsworth, Business Service Coordinator ????????

 

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 FROM 15 October to 2 November 2012

DA Number

Application Date

Applicant/Owner

Development

Address

Estimated Value

2012/126

15/10/2012

Ms Belinda Spalding

Continued Use of Deck, Verandah and Sub-floor Area

Lot 2 DP 24560,
63 Mann Street, Nambucca Heads

0

2012/127

15/10/2012

Mr Stuart Johnson

Dwelling Additions

Lot 33 DP 22770,
44 Seaview Street, Nambucca Heads

212,000

2012/128

16/10/2012

Isthmus Investments Pty Limited

Dwelling Additions

Lot 702 DP 617701,
422 Congarinni Road South, Congarinni

125,000

2012/129

17/10/2012

Dr S Tan CARE Frank Scahill Architect for Mrs S M Scott

Dental Clinic and Signage

Lot 23 DP 242451,
1 Princess Street, Macksville

150,000

2012/130

19.10.2012

Mick Brooks Building Designs for PKM Nominees & L M Hyde

Dwelling-House

Lot 14 DP 1162372 (proposed Lot 20) Susanah Place, Macksville

150,000

2012/131

22/10/2012

Neil & Vicki Simpson C/- North Coast Shed Market

Shed

Lot 4 DP 1149595,
137 Pearl Circuit, Valla

33,500

2012/132

22/10/2012

Biodental Remin Ltd for T & M Erskine-Smith

Ethanol Storage and Internal Alterations to Industrial Building

Lot 38 DP 731287,
8 Binalong Way, Macksville

180,000

2012/133

22/10/2012

Quality Rural Building Solutions for Michael & Monique Kennedy

Dwelling-House

Lot 66 DP 755546, Simpsons Ridge Road, South Arm

135,000

2012/134

23/10/2012

Craig Brown

Processing shed

Lot 154 DP 1050499,
260 Balance Tank Road, Bowraville

45,000

2012/135

25/10/2012

Mick Brooks Building Design for Ms Jan Burge

Industrial Building Alterations

Lot 1 DP 43858,
11 Ken Howard Crescent, Nambucca Heads

120,000

2012/136

26/10/2012

Mr Peter Thurgood

Rural Shed

Lot 8 DP 21610, South Bank Road East, Eungai Rail

24,851

2012/137

30/10/2012

Amos & McDonald Surveyors for Mrs Phyllis Dawson

2 Lot Large Lot Residential and Rural Subdivision

Lot 102 DP 801251,
726-753 Rodeo Drive, Tewinga

0

2012/138

31/10/2012

Spanline Coffs Harbour for P Corbett & L Summerhill

Patio Cover

Lot 3 DP 1015023,
745 Grassy Head Road, Way Way

12,850

2012/139

02/11/2012

Mr A & Mrs J Kovendy

Dwelling Additions

Lot 2221 DP 786584,
721 South Arm Road, South Arm

40,000

2012/140

02/11/2012

Mr G & Mrs M Salloum

Continued use of cut/fill, Dwelling, swimming pool, games room, ancilliary shed & Relocation of building envelope

Lot 193 DP 1177425, Strawberry Road, Congarinni

320,000

 

 

COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

FROM 15 October to 2 November 2012

Including those issued by Private Certifiers

 

DA Number

Application Date

Applicant/Owner

Development

Address

Estimated Value

2012/634

09/10/2012

Mr S J & Mrs A E Newman

Dwelling-House

Lot 19 DP 1162892, Geoffrey Charles Drive, Congarinni

554,400

2012/635

12/10/2012

Mr A Campbell

Inground Pool

Lot 703 DP 617701,
424 Congarinni Road South, Congarinni

24,500

2012/636

15.10.2012

Mrs F Clarke

Dwelling Alterations

Lot 192 DP 845219,
2/9 Treleaven Street, Hyland Park

3,000

2012/637

24/10/2012

Dane Luffman

Sub-floor enclosure

Lot 3 DP 1014123,
47 Kerr Drive, Macksville

19,000

2012/638

24/10/2012

Summerhill & Corbett

Shed

Lot 3 DP 1015023,
745 Grassy Head Road, Way Way

17,500

2012/639

29/10/2012

Joan Crowther

Dwelling

Lot 108 DP 1039015,
1 Thornbill Glen, Nambucca Heads

207,000

 

 

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS/COMPLYING DEVELOPMENTS AND MODIFICATIONS DETERMINED UNDER DELEGATED AUTHORITY FROM 15 October to 2 November 2012

 

2012/106

Lot 6 DP 242819, Egan Street, Macksville

Change of Use ? Commercial Oyster Sale & Signage

0

2012/023/01

Lot 6 DP 881990, 10 Eddy Close, Way Way

Additions Modification

 

2012/104

Lot 60 DP 239693, 2 Hibiscus Way, Scotts Head

Dwelling Additions

150,000

2012/101

Lot: 15 DP: 755544, 571-576 Upper Buckrabendinni Road Buckra Bendinni

Continued use of dwelling and retention of 2nd non-habitable dwelling

0

2012/107

Lot 22 DP 816018, Kimberley Grove, Nambucca Heads

Dwelling-House

251,000

2012/095/01

Lot 20 DP 1049360, 32 Charles Place, Nambucca Heads

Dwelling-House - Modification

182,000

2012/087

Lot 3 DP 1147417, Scotts Head Road, Scotts Head

Dwelling-House and Shed

280,000

2012/112

Lot 5 DP 220439, 206 Wallace Street, Macksville

Golf Cart Storage Shed

17,000


 

2010/019/01

Lot 1 DP 1033788, 105 Bald Hill Road, Macksville

Subdivision to create three (3) rural-residential lots Modification

0

2012/110

Lot 2 DP 869267, 348 Rosewood Road, Warrell Creek

Dwelling-House - Rural

171,000

2012/114

Lot 21 Section 3 DP 244537, 1 Buchanan Street, Valla Beach

Additions ? Residential

80,000

2012/115

Lot 1 DP 1168117, 1 Jackaroo Close, Scotts Head

Dwelling-House

160,000

2012/124

Lot 822 DP 730817, 1009 Valla Road, Valla

Awning

3,000

2012/113

Lot 12 DP 864296, 10 South Bank Road, Eungai Rail

Bed & Breakfast Facilities

0

2012/120

Lot 1 DP 711303, 14 Raleigh Street, Scotts Head

Dwelling Additions

100,000

2012/118

Lot 5 DP 1098738, Hollings Close, Valla

Dwelling-House

500,000

 

COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT

 

CD NO

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

DEVELOPMENT APPROVED

EST VALUE $

2012/633

Lot B DP 328392, 35 Matilda Street, Macksville

Swimming Pool

8,000

2012/635

Lot 703 DP 617701, 424 Congarinni Road South, Congarinni

Swimming Pool

24,500

2012/636

Lot 192 DP 845219, 2/9 Treleaven Street, Hyland Park

Dwelling Additions and Alterations

3,000

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 14 November 2012

Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services Report

ITEM 10.3??? SF1709??????????? 141112???????? Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined to 2 November 2012

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Lorraine Hemsworth, Business Service Coordinator ????????

 

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 is development applications which have been received but not yet determined due to submissions received. In accordance with Minute 848/08 from Council meeting of 18 December 2008, should any Councillor wish to ?call in? an application a Notice of Motion is required specifying the reasons why it is to be ?called in?.

 

If an application is not called in and staff consider the matters raised by the submissions have been adequately addressed then the application will be processed under delegated authority. Where refusal is recommended the application may be reported to Council for determination.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

DA NO

DATE OF RECEIPT

PROPOSAL

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED/
STAFF COMMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that there are no unresolved Development Applications in Excess of 12 months old.

 

 


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

2012/011

03/02/2012

Nambucca Gardens Estate 346 Lot Residential Subdivision with Residue, Associated Works ? Staged

Lot 2 DP 1119830, Alexandra Drive, Bellwood

? Submissions outlined in previous report to Council 27 September 2012 ? Item 10.1

 

????? Consultants are preparing assessment report for JRPP

 

2012/111

10/09/2012

Telecommunications facility

Lot 1 DP 805735, 36 McKay Street, Macksville

???? No objection to establishment of tower

???? Concern of potential health side effects

???? Close proximity to School

???? Visual impact creating eye sore

???? Minimal consultation with residents

???? Timing coincided with School holidays thus not allowing sufficient time for responses

???? Incorrect zoning listed

???? Plan showed fields not actual homes, offices and school

???? Regulatory Body standards from 1997 ? lot has changed in meantime

???? Where is latest EMF research

 

Submissions closed: 12 October 2012

Total submissions received:? 5

Application being assessed

2012/108

07/09/2012

Residential Flat Building and Serviced Apartments (22)

Lot 1 DP 1016126, 4 Frazer Street, Nambucca Heads

????? Daylight Access ? shadowing

????? Visual privacy

????? Set backs

????? Building separation

????? Energy efficiency

 

Submissions close: 19 October 2012

Total submissions received:? 8

Still being processed by Manager

 

????? Access from public road

????? Shadowing on South side

????? Exit of cars ? south side

????? Building to big for land area

????? Overload on Council infrastructure eg water and sewerage

????? Loose of view of north and north east

????? Danger hazard at crest at Woolworths

????? Scale down and to be aesthetically as well as in line with the slope of the block

????? Noise issue in Nelson Street with influx of cars as they will be using this street

????? Noise from roller doors adjacent to windows

????? Length of time to build

????? Overlooked balconies/roof top terraces

????? Creation of damp problems due to shade during Winter

????? Shadows will be larger than shown on plans

????? Where will be the placement of garbage bins

????? Size of building

????? Room for car spaces

????? Waste management collection ? no room for 22 wheeled bins

????? Rear setbacks

????? Building separation

????? Building footprint

????? Visual privacy

????? Daylight access

????? Energy efficiency

????? Height

????? Streetscape and Open space

????? Acoustic Privacy

?????

Update:? 5/11/2012

Matters have been discussed with proponents and Planning Consultant

Once matters have been further addressed the application maybe processed

2012/109

07/09/2012

2 Lot Subdivision for School Site and Residue

Lots 102 & 104 DP 1164163, Upper Warrell Creek Road, Macksville

????? Lack of information provided to Council and lack of supervision by Council

????? Not complied with Acceptable Environmental Standards

????? Lack of soil and sediment control may have pollutant discharge into waterways

????? Land cut and filled not corresponding to information supplied

????? More than 1m above natural land formation and neighbours property

????? Change of existing marshlands

????? Concerns of what developer has done and potential environmental damage

????? Unstable landfill

????? No retaining walls or adequate drainage

????? Inadequate drainage and no prevention of run-off of contaminated water

????? Natural watercourse will be changed

 

Submissions closed: 8 October 2012

Total submissions received to date:? 2

Update: 5/11/2012

Impacts have been minimised.? Controls in place.? Planning Consultants preparing submission to address.

 

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report. ?


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 14 November 2012

Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services Report

ITEM 10.4??? SF1148??????????? 141112???????? Contract Regulatory Officer's Report October 2012

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Teresa Boorer, Administrative Support Officer ????????

 

Summary:

 

The following is the Contract Regulatory Officer?s Report for October 2012.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

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

 

 

 

 

Cats

Dogs

COUNCIL?S SEIZURE ACTIVITY

 

 

Seized (doesn?t include those animals dumped or surrendered)

0

3

Returned to Owner

0

2

Transferred to - Council's Facility from Seizure Activities

0

1

ANIMALS IN AND ARRIVING AT COUNCIL'S FACILITY

 

 

Animals In Council's Facility - (Start of Month)

0

2

Abandoned or Stray

10

3

Surrendered

0

1

Total Incoming Animals

10

7

ANIMALS LEAVING COUNCIL'S FACILITY

 

 

Released to Owners

0

1

Sold

0

0

Released to Organisations for Rehoming

0

0

Died at Council's Facility(other than euthanased)

0

0

Stolen from Council's Facility

0

1

Escaped from Council's Facility

0

0

Other

0

0

EUTHANASED

 

 

Restricted Dogs

 

0

Dangerous Dogs

 

0

Owner?s Request

0

1

Due to Illness, Disease or Injury

0

0

Feral/infant animal

0

0

Unsuitable for rehoming

1

1

Unable to be rehomed

1

2

Total Euthanased

2

4

Total Outgoing Animals

2

5

TOTAL IN COUNCIL'S FACILITY - (END OF MONTH)

8

2

 

CSR?s (Customer Service Requests) Actioned ? Not including Merit

35

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report. ?


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 14 November 2012

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

ITEM 11.1??? SF453????????????? 141112???????? Quarterly Business Report - Waste 1 July - 30 September 2012

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Simon Chapman, Waste Management Officer ????????

 

Summary:

 

Council resolved to receive quarterly reports on the status of waste management in the Nambucca Shire, and this report covers the period from 1 July to 30 September 2012.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council receive and note the information provided in the Waste Management Status Quarterly report 1 July to 30 September 2012.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

For information only

 

DISCUSSION:

 

CCWS Kerbside Waste Collection Services

 

Kerbside collections for the first quarter being 1 July to 30 September 2012 across the Coffs Coast region indicated the hotline received a total of 3221 calls during the period for the whole regional area.

 

Nambucca Shire had a total of 8106 properties receiving a waste collection service, 10 new services were implemented with repairs/damaged or stolen bins totalling 43. A total of 1,911.94 tonnes of kerbside and transfer station materials were collected and transported for reprocessing at the Coffs Coast Resource Recovery Park from the Nambucca Shire.

 

Bulky goods collections throughout the Nambucca Shire commenced 18 June 2012 and continued through to the end of July 2012. Materials collected were received at Nambucca Landfill for disposal.

 

The table below reflects Nambucca Shire?s waste streams and tonnages over the last quarter.

 

Waste Stream

Source

Tonnes

Destination

Co-mingled recycling

Kerbside

463.46

CCWS Recycling Facility

Greenwaste organics

Kerbside

714.26

CCWS Biomass Facility

Mixed waste

Kerbside

734.22

CCWS Biomass Facility

Bulky goods

Kerbside

107.76

Nambucca Landfill

Reject & residual

Kerbside

286.43

Coffs Harbour Landfill

Co-mingled recycling

Transfer station

79.56

CCWS Recycling Facility

Greenwaste organics

Transfer station

63.02

CCWS Biomass Facility

Mixed waste

Transfer station

88.36

CCWS Biomass Facility

Batteries

Transfer station

0.82

Matthews Metal Management

Scrap metal

Transfer station

0

Matthews Metal Management

Gas bottles (kg?s)

Transfer station

381

Transpacific Industries

Hazardous chemicals (kg?s)

Transfer station

994.50

Transpacific Industries

Motor oil (lts)

Transfer station

1750

Australian Waste Oil

Chemical containers (farm drums)

Transfer station

57

Drum Muster

Concrete & masonry

Transfer station

202.44

Reprocessing at Nambucca Landfill

E-waste

Landfill

N/A

Nambucca Landfill

Asbestos

Landfill

7.28

Nambucca Landfill

Biosolids (grit)

Landfill

12.46

Nambucca Landfill

Building demolition

Landfill

325.44

Nambucca Landfill

Clean fill

Landfill

189.02

Nambucca Landfill (daily cover)

Commercial domestic waste

Landfill

0

CCWS Biomass Facility

Commercial building waste

Landfill

75.60

Nambucca Landfill

Charity groups

Landfill

13.72

Nambucca Landfill

Dead animals (small)

Landfill

0.46

Nambucca Landfill

 

The kerbside contamination program continued throughout the quarter with some properties in the following areas identified in the table below having contamination warnings issued.

 

Date

Address

Suburb

Bin

Offence No

Comment

10/08/2012

Gumbayngirr Road

Bowraville

Organics

1st

Contaminated

20/08/2012

Mann Street

Nambucca

Organics

1st

Contaminated

21/08/2012

Mann Street

Nambucca

Organics

1st

Contaminated

27/08/2012

Pelican Street

Nambucca

Organics

1st

Contaminated

28/08/2012

High Street

Nambucca

Organics

1st

Contaminated

28/08/2012

Hyland Park Road

Hyland Park

Organics

1st

Contaminated

28/08/201

Mann Street

Nambucca

Organics

1st

Contaminated

04/09/2012

Kent Street

Nambucca

Organic

1st

Contaminated

04/09/2012

Mann Street

Nambucca

Organics

1st

Contaminated

18/09/2012

Banyandah Road

Hyland Park

Organics

1st

Contaminated

18/09/2012

Liston Street

Nambucca

Organics

2nd

Contaminated

18/09/2012

Meadow Crescent

Nambucca

Organics

1st

Contaminated

21/09/2012

Bowra Street

Bowraville

Organics

1st

Contaminated

21/09/2012

William Street

Bowraville

Organics

1st

Contaminated

25/09/2012

Mann Street

Nambucca

Organics

1st

Contaminated

 

CCWS Materials Recovery Facility

 

The table below reflects the Coffs Coast regional recycling tonnages processed through the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) during the quarter at Coffs Coast Resource Recovery Park. Contamination levels range seasonally between 4% and 9% with ongoing current markets for recovered glass fines still developing.?

 

Tonnes Processed

Usable Product

Total Waste

Glass Waste

Days of Operation

3,601.32

3,360.14

241.18

23.52

65

 

CCWS Educational Activities

 

The tables below reflect the Coffs Coast Waste Services educational activities carried out during the last quarter.

 

Onsite Education Visits

 

Month

School or Group

No?s Attending

July 2012

Nil requests

Nil

August 2012

St Augustines Primary School (Year 4)

105

September 2012

Nil (school holidays 24 September ? 5 October)

Nil

 

Offsite Education Visits

 

Month

School or Group

No?s Attending

July 2012

Nil requests

Nil

August 2012

Nil requests

Nil

September 2012

Nil (school holidays 24 September ? 5 October)

Nil

 

Media Releases

 

Month

Source

Method

July 2012

Nil

Nil

August 2012

Nil

Nil

September 2012

Nil

Nil

 

 

Website

 

Month

Visits

Page Views

July 2012

1175

2255

August 2012

1041

2669

September 2012

1124

2570

 

NSW? Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy

 

The NSW Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy (WARR) was developed by State Government to provide direction for Local Councils to reduce waste generated, optimise the recovery of useable resources from waste and manage the disposal of residual waste in an environmentally responsible way in the following waste streams.

 

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) ? the solid component of the waste stream arising from household waste placed at the kerbside for Council collection and waste collected by Council from municipal parks & gardens, street sweepings, Council engineering works and public Council bins.

 

Commercial and Industrial Waste (C&I) ? Inert, solid or industrial generated by business and industries (shopping centres, restaurants, office warehousing, manufacturing, repair workshops retail outlets, hotels and clubs) along with institutions (schools, hospitals, universities, nursing homes and government offices).

 

Construction and Demolition (C&D) ? materials in the waste stream which arise from construction, refurbishment, demolition and excavation activities.

 

The table below identifies the NSW ambitious targets set in 2003 for each of the waste streams identified above and the status of Nambucca?s compliance during the last quarter.??

 

Waste Stream

NSW Target

Landfilled

Tonnes

Diverted

Tonnes

Diversion

%

Municipal (MSW)

66% recovery by 2014

406.65

1912.76

82.5

Commercial? Industrial (C&I)

63% recovery by 2014

89.78

230.94

72

Construction Demolition (C&D)

76% recovery by 2014

332.72

391.46

54

 

CCWS Mixed Waste Processing

 

The Coffs Coast Waste Services meeting held on the 14 August 2012 with Biomass Solutions indicated that the upgraded to the mixed waste processing plant is complying with the EPA?s new exemption standards which commenced on 1 July 2012. Marketing of the product has also commenced with the farming/agricultural industry showing an interest in trialling the product.?

 

CCWS Regional Integration of Waste Management & Resource Recovery Operations

 

No further information has been received or progress made in relation to the Regional Integration of waste management and resource recovery operations to date.?

 

 

 

Midwaste

 

The General Managers Advisory Committee (GMAC) meeting held on the 3 August 2012 determined that Midwaste be formally incorporated into the Mid North Coast Regional Organisation of Councils (MIDROC) structure as a Strategic Alliance sub group. This will allow for better visibility for MIDROC in that the minutes of the Midwaste meetings will be provided to both the GMAC and the MIDROC Board meetings. An invitation has been extended to the Midwaste Chairperson, Mrs Sharon Mitchell to attend the next GMAC meeting schedule for the 2 November 2012 to provide an update and overview of the Midwaste activities.

 

Midwaste (representatives from 8 member Councils from Great Lakes in the south to Coffs Harbour in the north) engaged the services of Mike Ritchie & Associates to undertake assessments of each landfill with in the Midwaste region to identify which Councils will be required to report under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme (NGERS). Scope of works include reviewing the liability of existing landfills (12 in total in the Midwaste region) under the NGERS in relation to the current carbon legislative framework along with? collating baseline data to assess Councils liabilities and requirements to report.

 

Results and recommendations

 

??????? Nambucca Landfill will not be covered under the NGERS in July 2012?

??????? Even at lower emissions thresholds (10,000 tonne threshold proposed) the landfill is unlikely to be captured under the NGERS.

??????? It is recommended that at review of emissions be undertaken every couple of years to confirm these findings taking into account actual waste data including any changes to the waste composition.

??????? It is also recommended that Council update the waste data sheet annually and include any new categories of waste disposed of to landfill to provide a comprehensive representation of the waste streams being landfilled.

 

Waste Levy Review

 

No further information has been received from the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in relation to the review of the waste levy. The status is as follows;

 

The NSW Government commenced its review of the Section 88 Waste Levy in January 2012. According to the Government the NSW Waste and Environment levy is one of the key policy tools in driving waste avoidance and resource recovery. The levy was first introduced in Sydney Metropolitan Area (SMA) in 1971 with the levy currently at $82.20, then extended into the Extended Regulated Area (ERA) in 1996 with the levy currently at $78.60 and the Regional Regulated Area (RRA) in 2009 with the levy currently at $31.10. The levy now covers 72 Local Government areas. KPMG Consultants were engaged by the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to consider stakeholder views and to provide recommendations to the Government on the operation of the Waste Levy. Submissions were received by KPMG Consultants by 13 April 2012 including local submissions from Coffs Coast Waste Services and Midwaste on behalf of their respective Councils. KPMG Consultants was scheduled to report to the EPA by May 2012. However the 2012/13 waste to landfill levy was increased by State Government to $42.20 per tonne.

 

Landfill Cell 2 Revegetation

 

Approval was granted by the EPA in November 2011 to allow the integration of biomass material into the final revegetation layer of cell 2. Conditions placed on Council were that the biomass material be mixed 50/50 with existing phyllite materials excavated onsite with the capping layer having a depth of 0.6m and covered with a 0.1m of topsoil.

 

With the modifications and the upgrade to the biomass facility now complete and the biomass product fit for market, additional capping materials have been sourced from the future cell 4 area of the Nambucca Waste Facility to complete the revegetation layer of cell 2 in accordance with the EPA approved capping design. Capping works have now been completed with documentation to be? forwarded to the EPA for final approval prior to being signed off.?

 

Strategy for Leachate Overflow Events on the Old Landfill Site

 

A report prepared by Enginuity Design in May 2010 on The Strategy for Leachate Overflow Events was submitted to the Environment Protection Authority (EPA). The EPA agreed to the proposed monitoring program and modifications to the artificial wetland in principal in their letter dated the 30 July 2010. A draft variation to the Environmental Protection Licence (EPL) has now been received with comments on the licence variation being submitted by Council with the dead line being the 28th May 2012.

 

Correspondence received from the EPA on the 29 August 2012 indicates that following a recent EPA independent technical review of the ground water monitoring data for the Old Nambucca Landfill, the EPA now considers that any licence variations to reflect changes to the monitoring program for leachate overflow events may be premature at this stage. According to the EPA?s independent review, the results of the monitoring data for both surface and groundwater over time suggest that concentrations of the various analytes are continuously fluctuating, leaving little confidence that these analytes have achieved a stable decline and are therefore not at risk of polluting waters. In view of this the EPA has decided to delay any licence variation to the monitoring regime until sufficient and valid data is available showing a stable decline in leachate concentrations.

 

In the interim Council will request a copy of the independent review undertaken of the monitoring data for both surface and groundwater while continuing to meet the current licence requirements for leachate overflow events with all results being compared to ANZECC/ARMCANZ 2000 Water Quality Guidelines for aquatic ecosystems trigger values for freshwater 95% level of protection (table 3.4.1).

 

Environmental Compliance

 

Changes to the environmental protection legislation as a result of the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011, requires all local Councils to develop a Pollution Incident Response Management Plan (PIRMP) for each of their licenced landfill sites. Licensees are required to implement the PIRMP from 1 September 2012 in accordance with section 148 part 5.7a of the POEO Act.

 

The table below identifies Nambucca Council?s environmental protection licences held with the EPA for the purpose of waste management operations.

 

Licensed Facility

Nambucca Waste Management Facility

Environment Protection Licence(s)

No 11386 (Landfill) & No 6268 (Transfer Station)

Facilities Address

711 Old Coast Road Nambucca Heads

Licensee's Name

Nambucca Shire Council

Licensee's Address

PO Box 177, Macksville NSW 2447

 

A working PIRMP document has been developed in accordance with the legislate requirements for Nambucca?s two sites with a hard copy being held onsite for implementation.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)

Coffs Coast Waste Services

Enginuity Design

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

All kerbside waste materials are collected and reprocessed through the materials recycling facility and the biomass plant with only the reject and residual materials being landfilled. Self hauled wastes are sourced separated and recycled or landfilled accordingly.

 

Social

 

Potential increased costs due to statutory compliance requirements and the ability of the ratepayers to pay for the increases outside of Council control;.

 

Economic

 

Potential increases in the domestic waste management charge and landfill gate fees.

 

Risk

 

No identifiable risks associated with this report.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There are no direct or indirect increases in the garbage service and landfill gate fees associated with this report as new services are cost recovery.

 

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Additional income is sourced from the annual domestic waste management charges and reserves.

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 14 November 2012

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

ITEM 11.2??? SF1428??????????? 141112???????? State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989 (SERM Act) - Amendment

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Paul Gallagher, Assistant General Manager - Engineering Services ????????

 

Summary:

 

The Minister for Police and Emergency Services has advised that the State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989 (SERM Act) is being amended reflecting changes to the operation of the Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC).

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1??????? That Council receive and note the report on the amendments to the State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989 (SERM Act).

 

2??????? That the General Manager has delegated the Local Emergency Management Officer (LEMO) and Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) Chairperson role to the Assistant General Manager Engineering Services.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Receive and note the report.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The amendments to the SERM Act that are particularly relevant to the Local Government are:

 

?????? The General Manager of the council is now to be the Chairperson of the Local Emergency Management Committee?previously, the Chairperson was to be a person with the authority of the council to coordinate and use the council?s resources.? Councils may consider whether the General Manager?s power to delegate under section 378 of the Local Government Act 1993 can be exercised in relation to this function.?? (Note: the District Emergency Management Officer (DEMO) has confirmed that the General Manager has the ability to delegate the functions to a Council Officer and the majority of NSW Councils will maintain the existing arrangements).

?????? The functions of the Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC are now specified to reflect modern practice.? These include that an LEMC may:

??????????? *????? give effect to and carry out emergency management policy and practice, consistent with information on that policy and practice disseminated by the State Emergency Management Committee.? This reflects the LEMCs existing role as part of the tiered emergency management structure.

??????????? *????? review and prepare plans in respect of the relevant local government area that are, or are proposed to be, subplans and supporting plans established under the State Emergency Management Plan.? This could include local emergency management plans.? It does not supplant the Combat Agency?s existing planning responsibilities.

??????????? *????? make recommendations about and assist in the coordination of training in relation to emergency management in the relevant local government area.

??????????? *????? develop, conduct and evaluate local emergency management training exercises.

??????????? *????? facilitate local level emergency management capability through inter-agency coordination, cooperation and information sharing arrangements.

??????????? *????? assist the Local Emergency Operations Controller (LEOCON).

??????????? *????? other functions related to this act and/or assigned to the Committee by the relevant Regional or State Emergency Management Committee.

?????? In section 31(1B)(b) the reference to the Minister will be omitted which means the LEOCON may assume responsibility for controlling the response to an emergency from the combat agency if the combat agency has requested or agreed to the LEOCON assuming responsibility.

?????? Section 32(2) will be omitted which will remove the reference to the Local Emergency Management Officer as the principal executive officer to the LEMC.

 

The Ministry for Police and Emergency Services considers that the inclusion of the specific reference to the Local Emergency Management Officer was a policy and not a legislative title, and therefore does not consider that there should be any practical changes to the executive support provided by council staff.? The responsibility in section 32(1) for councils to provide executive support facilities for the Local Emergency Management Committee and the Local Emergency Operations Controller in its area has not been altered.? Consequently, the office of the LEMO will be set out in the new State Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) which will replace the current State Disaster Plan (Displan).

 

The General Manager has delegated the LEMO and LEMC Chairperson role to the Assistant General Manager Engineering Services who has previously undertaken this role on behalf of Council.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC)

Distinct Emergency Management Committee (DEMC)

District Emergency Management Officer (DEMO)

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

There are no environmental implications associated with this report.

 

Social

There are no social implications associated with this report.

 

Economic

There are no economic implications associated with this report.

 

Risk

There are no risk implications associated with this report.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

The is no direct or indirect impact to the current or future budgets

 

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is no variation to working funds associated with this report

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 14 November 2012

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

ITEM 11.3??? SF85??????????????? 141112???????? NSW Rural Fire Service Liaison Committee meeting No. 1 ? 2012/13

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:???? Paul Gallagher, Assistant General Manager - Engineering Services ????????

 

Summary:

 

The NSW Rural Fire Service, Lower North Coast Zone, Liaison Committee met on Thursday 11 October 2012? This report provides Council with an overview of the activities of the RFS for the first quarter of the 2012/13 financial year.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1??????? That Council receive and note the minutes and the report on the RFS Zone Liaison Committee Meeting No.1 - 2012/13 held on Thursday 11 October 2012 (TRIM 29203/2012).

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Receive and note the report.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The Liaison Committee considered the following agenda items:

 

1??????? Zone Managers position.

2??????? The SLA quarterly business plan, financial and performance reports for the first quarter of the ???????? 2012/13 financial year.

3??????? Operational reports for the for the first quarter of the 2012/13 financial year.

 

The minutes of the meeting held Thursday 11 October 2012 are provided for Council?s information in Attachment A (TRIM 29203/2012).

 

Appointment of Zone Manager:

 

Mr Lachlann Ison commenced duties in his position as the Lower North Coast Zone Manager on 3 September 2012.? Mr Ison was formally introduced to Council at the Ordinary meeting conducted on 27 September 2012.

 

2012/13 Budget allocation and 2013/14 ?bid?:

 

Both Councils advised the Lower North Coast Zone Manager that the 2013/14 estimates are not to exceed the 2012/13 budget (beyond current rate pegging). ?Expenditure for the first quarter is contained in Attachment B (TRIM 26122/2012) for information.

 

SLA Business Plan/Quarterly Performance Report:

 

The agreed outcomes and explanations have been provided by the Zone Manager for the first quarterly performance report and there are only minor variations associated with the agreed outcomes for this period of reporting. ?These documents have been provided to Councillors within Attachment C (TRIM 28365/2012) for information.

 


Operational Report:

 

The NSW Rural Fire Service Operations Officer provided an overview of the operations for the first quarter First quarter operations ? 141 fires in Kempsey (including a Section 44 and Class 2) and 52 fires in Nambucca.

 

Liaison Committee meeting cycle:

 

The Liaison Committee meeting cycle is set for the next 12 months and has been moved back by one month of the reporting period to allow better reporting of the quarterly periods.? The meeting schedule for 2012/2013 is as follows:

 

Thursday ? 17 January 2013 (commencing at 13:30 hours at NEOC)

Thursday ? 11 April 2013

Thursday ? 11 July 2013

Thursday ? 10 October 2013

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Rural Fire Service

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

There are no environmental implications associated with this report.

 

Social

There are no social implications associated with this report.

 

Economic

There are no economic implications associated with this report

 

Risk

There are no risk implications associated with this report

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

The 2012/13 budget incorporated the RFS contribution for 2012/13

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is no variation to working funds required this financial year

 

 

Attachments:

1View

29203/2012 - Attachment A - Minutes of the RFS Lower North Coast Zone Service Level Agreement Committee - 11 October 2012

0 Pages

2View

26122/2012 - Attachment B - RFS Lower North Coast Zone Service Level Agreement Committee - Agenda and previous minutes for meeting to be held 11 October 2012

0 Pages

3View

28365/2012 - Attachment C - Quarterly performance report

0 Pages

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 14 November 2012

NSW Rural Fire Service Liaison Committee meeting No. 1 ? 2012/13

 

 

MINUTES OF ZONE LIAISON COMMITTEE MEETING WITH KEMPSEY & NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCILS HELD ON THURSDAY, 11TH OCTOBER 2012 AT NAMBUCCA FIRE CONTROL CENTRE

 

 

 

PRESENT

Tony Jarrett??????????????????? Chairperson, RFS Lower North Coast Zone

Lachlann Ison???????????????? Zone Manager, RFS Lower North Coast Zone

Noel Chapman?????????????? A/Director, Engineering Services, Nambucca Shire Council

Bruce Morris????????????????? Councillor, Kempsey Shire Council

Kathy Oliver ????????????????? Director, Shire Services, Kempsey Shire Council

Steve Sproule??????????????? NSW Rural Fire Service (Kempsey RFS Brigade Volunteer)

Darryl Lang??????????????????? NSW Rural Fire Service (Nambucca RFS Brigade Volunteer)

 

 

1.?????? WELCOME

 

Tony Jarrett opened the meeting at 13.30 hours and welcomed all members, including new members Councillor Bruce Morris (replacing Councillor Dean Saul) and Lachlann Ison (recently appointed RFS LNC Zone Manager).

 

 

2.?????? APOLOGIES

 

????????? John Ainsworth

Paul Gallagher?

 

 

3.???????? PREVIOUS MINUTES

 

Recommendation: Minutes of the meeting held 12th July 2012 be accepted.

 

Moved: Kathy Oliver?? Seconded: Bruce Morris?? Motion Carried

 

 

4.?????? BUSINESS ARISING

 

Item 6.2 ? Map provided by Belinda Divine to Kempsey Council re: Temagog Station.? Council to confirm suitability of land.

 

GRN charges ? letter sent from Nambucca Council to Minister for Police and Emergency Services 3rd October 2012; unsatisfactory response received; second letter to be sent from Council;? copy of original letter to be provided to other SLA members.

 

Council submission provided to State Government re: draft proposal for changes to emergency management funding.?

 

SLA meeting venue to continue at NEOC (Macksville).

 

?????????????????

 

5. AGENDA ITEMS

 

a/??? Zone Managers Position

 

????? Lachlann Ison commenced in position 3rd September 2012

 

 

b/??? SLA Business Plan/Quarterly Performance Report

 

????? General discussion on progress; all line items reviewed; some minor changes required

 

 

c/??? 2012/13 Allocation ? Submitted

 

????? Allocations imminent!

 

????? Both Councils advised 2013/14 estimates not to exceed 2012/13 (beyond current rate pegging)

 

 

d/??? Financial Reports

 

????? Nil ? difficult without actual approved budget

 

 

????????? e/????? Operational Report

 

????? First quarter ? 141 fires in Kempsey (including a Section 44 and Class 2) and 52 fires in Nambucca

 

 

6.?????? GENERAL BUSINESS

 

????? Lachlann presented RFS 2011-15 Corporate Plan (from which quarterly business plan targets are derived)

 

????? Thankyou to Councillor Dean Saul for his participation on SLA Zone Liaison Committee

 

7.?????? DATE AND TIME FOR FUTURE MEETING

 

Date for the next meeting;

??????????????????

Thursday ? 17th January 2013 (commencing at 13:30 hours at NEOC)

Thursday ? 11th April 2013

Thursday ? 11th July 2013

Thursday ? 10th October 2013

 

8.?????? CLOSURE

Meeting closed at 15.03 hours


Ordinary Council Meeting - 14 November 2012

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 14 November 2012

NSW Rural Fire Service Liaison Committee meeting No. 1 ? 2012/13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUARTERLY PERFORMANCE REPORT

Directorate/Region

Region North

QTR

September 2011

DATE

Enter date

Group / Region / Section / District

Lower North Coast Zone

 

 

 

Key Focus Area

Corporate Reference

BP Reference

INITIATIVE/PROGRAM

MILESTONE / PERFORMANCE MEASURE

TARGET PERFORMANCE

CUMULATIVE? PERFORMANCE TO DATE

GAP

REASON FOR GAP

RECTIFICATION

Date, No, % or
Free Text

RESILIENCE

0

RS1.1

Plan, implement and record community education programs in accordance with Bush Fire Risk Management Plans.

Community Education strategy submitted into BRIMS by target date*

31/05/2012

On target

0

n/a

n/a

RESILIENCE

0

RS1.2

Plan, implement and record community education programs in accordance with Bush Fire Risk Management Plans.

Number of Community Education activities planned *

4

9

0

 

 

RESILIENCE

0

RS1.3

Plan, implement and record community education programs in accordance with Bush Fire Risk Management Plans.

Number of Community Education activities completed *

9

9

o

n/a

n/a

PROTECT

0

RS2.1

Assess Development Applications in Bush Fire Prone Areas.

Number of 79 BA development applications received *

6

6

0

n/a

n/a

PROTECT

0

RS2.2

Assess Development Applications in Bush Fire Prone Areas.

Number of 79BA development applications assessed and recorded into BRIMS within 14 days *

5

5

0

n/a

n/a

PROTECT

M3

RS3.1

Undertake hazard reduction (HR) planning, and maintain reporting and recording of? hazard management activities.

All completed Hazard Reductions entered into BRIMS within 5 working days at the end of each month *

100.00%

On target

0

n/a

n/a

PROTECT

M3

RS3.2

Undertake hazard reduction (HR) planning, and maintain reporting and recording of? hazard management activities.

All proposals for hazard reductions submitted by target date #

31/05/2012

100%

0

n/a

n/a

PROTECT

M3

RS4.1

Conduct HR programs to protect properties and other assets

Number of HR works proposed by the District BFMC *

42

18

24

Weather

waiting for good weather

PROTECT

M3

RS4.2

Conduct HR programs to protect properties and other assets

Number of HR works programs completed *

18

24

24

Weather

waiting for good weather

RESILIENCE

0

RS5.1

Coordinate the planning,? appropriate location and type of fire trails in accordance with BFRMP and in line with BFCC Policy and Operations

Number of fire Trails within District #

500

500

0

n/a

n/a

RESILIENCE

0

RS5.2

Coordinate the planning,? appropriate location and type of fire trails in accordance with BFRMP and in line with BFCC Policy and Operations

Number of Fire Trails entered on the current NSW RFS Fire Trail Register - classified as per BFCC Fire Trail Policy 2/2007 #

500

236

264

High Work Loan

prioritise

PROTECT

M7

RS6.1

Support the BFCC in development and implementation of risk planning through the local BFMC

Number of years since the last local BFRMP was approved by the BFCC *

1

1

0

n/a

n/a

PROTECT

0

RS7.1

Inspect properties subject to Bush Fire Hazard Complaints.

Number of complaints received *

10

10

0

n/a

n/a

PROTECT

0

RS7.2

Inspect properties subject to Bush Fire Hazard Complaints.

Number of properties inspected within 14 days of the complaint being received *

10

10

0

n/a

n/a

PROTECT

0

RS7.3

Inspect properties subject to Bush Fire Hazard Complaints.

Number of properties where hazards were reduced within six months of complaint being received *

8

8

0

n/a

n/a

PROTECT