NAMBUCCA

SHIRE COUNCIL

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

AGENDA ITEMS

13 February 2013

 

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 - 13 February 2013

 

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 - 31 January 2013

5??????? NOTICES OF MOTION

5.1???? Notice of Motion - Request for Leave - Cr Anne Smyth - 11 to 13 March 2013 (SF1228)....... 6

5.2???? Notice of Motion - Request for Leave - Cr Anne Smyth - 27 April to 11 May 2013 (SF1228).. 7

5.3???? Notice of Motion - Request for Leave - Cr Bob Morrison (SF1788)...................................... 8

5.4???? Notice of Motion - CALL IN DA 2012/108 Residential Flat Building and Serviced Apartments (22) at Lot 1 DP 1016126, 4 Frazer Street Nambucca Heads................................................................ 9 ?

6??????? PUBLIC FORUM

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.................................................................................... 10

9.2???? Independent Local Government Review Panel - Assessment of Outcomes of the 2004 Local Government boundary changes in NSW........................................................................... 15

9.3???? Section 94 Status Report................................................................................................ 65

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

10.1?? Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined to 21 - 31 January 2013....................................................................................................... 85

10.2?? Aboriginal Community Advisory Committee..................................................................... 88

10.3?? Schedule of Council Public Meetings............................................................................... 90

10.4?? Taylors Arm Hall Committee of Management - Minutes of Annual General Meeting - 8 December 2012..................................................................................................................................... 91

10.5?? Tewinga Community Centre Committee of Management AGM - 19 January 2012 - Minutes.. 97

10.6?? DA2012/119 Assessment Report for Proposed Education Establishment - JRPP Determination? 103

10.7?? Investment Report to 31 January 2013............................................................................ 105

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

11.1?? NSW Rural Fire Service Liaison Committee meeting No. 2 ? 2012/13................................ 112

11.2?? Rural Fire Service draft ?BID?......................................................................................... 115 ???


 

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

12.1?? Nambucca Heads Sewerage Treatment Plant and System Augmentation - Variations and Delay/Disruption Claims

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) (c) (g) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business; AND the report contains advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege.

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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????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 13 February 2013

Notice of Motion

ITEM 5.1????? SF1817??????????? 130213???????? Notice of Motion - Request for Leave - Cr Anne Smyth - 11 to 13 March 2013 (SF1228)

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:??? Anne Smyth, Councillor ????????

 

Summary:

 

I request leave to attend the 2013 LGSA Tourism Conference from 11 to 13 March 2013 inclusive.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Cr Anne Smyth be granted leave of absence in accordance with Section 234(d) of the Local Government Act for the period 11 to 13 March 2013 inclusive to attend the 2013 LGSA Tourism Conference.

 

 

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 13 February 2013

Notice of Motion

ITEM 5.2????? SF1817??????????? 130213???????? Notice of Motion - Request for Leave - Cr Anne Smyth - 27 April to 11 May 2013 (SF1228)

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:??? Anne Smyth, Councillor ????????

 

Summary:

 

I request leave from 27 April to 11 May 2013 inclusive.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Cr Anne Smyth be granted leave of absence in accordance with Section 234(d) of the Local Government Act for the period 27 April to 11 May 2013 inclusive to attend the 2013.

 

 

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 13 February 2013

Notice of Motion

ITEM 5.3????? SF1817??????????? 130213???????? Notice of Motion - Request for Leave - Cr Bob Morrison (SF1788)

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:??? Bob Morrison, Councillor ????????

 

Summary:

 

I request leave from 2 to 19 April 2013 inclusive.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Cr Bob Morrison be granted leave of absence in accordance with Section 234(d) of the Local Government Act for the period 2 to 19 April 2013.

 

 

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 13 February 2013

Notice of Motion

ITEM 5.4????? SF1817??????????? 130213???????? Notice of Motion - CALL IN DA 2012/108 Residential Flat Building and Serviced Apartments (22) at Lot 1 DP 1016126, 4 Frazer Street Nambucca Heads

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:??? Paula Flack, Councillor ????????

 

Summary:

 

On the 31 January 2013, I received a verbal request from an affected neighbour to call in DA 2012/108 Residential Flat Building and Serviced Apartments (22) at Lot 1 DP 1016126, 4 Frazer Street Nambucca Heads.? I foreshadowed a motion to this effect that night at the Ordinary Meeting of Council.

 

DA 2012/108 generated eight submissions raising a multitude of concerns relating to impacts.? As reported previously to Council, staff are continuing work in an attempt to address concerns.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That DA 2012/108 Residential Flat Building and Serviced Apartments (22) at Lot 1 DP 1016126, 4 Frazer Street Nambucca Heads, be called in for determination by Council.

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report. ?????


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 13 February 2013

General Manager

ITEM 9.1????? SF959????????????? 130213???????? 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.

 

 

 

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FILE

NO

COUNCIL

MEETING

SUMMARY OF MATTER

ACTION

BY

STATUS

 

MARCH 2011

1

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.

Funding for a Flood Risk Management Plan which would consider filling is included in the 2013/14 Environmental Levy program.

 

JUNE 2011

2

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.

Further letter sent 4 January 2013.


 

JULY 2011

3

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.

 

Awaiting finilasation of Nambucca River Flood Studies

 

OCTOBER 2011

4

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.

 

 

Memo to be provided to Councillors with Policy procedures for comment in accordance with Policy direction ? February 2013

5

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.

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2012

6

GB2/12

02/02/2012

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

AGMES

Nesting boxes were installed in December 2012, advanced trees still awaiting delivery.

MARCH 2012

 

7

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.

Memo to be provided to Councillors with Policy procedures for comment in accordance with Policy direction ? February 2013

 

8

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.

 

 

AUGUST 2012

 

9

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

 

Memo to be provided to Councillors with Policy procedures for comment in accordance with Policy direction ? February 2013

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2012

 

10

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

 

 

11

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

 

12

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

 

Deferred to 14 February 2013.

 

 

13

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

 

NOVEMBER 2012

 

14

PRF49

29/11/2012

That the outcome of the investigations to identify the reason/s for the excessive water consumption at Macksville Park be notified to Councillors.

 

AGMES

March 2013

 

15

SF29

29/11/2012

Representatives of Clarence Valley Council be requested to meet with representatives of this Council to discuss the distribution of the assets and liabilities of the CRL.

 

GM

Letter sent 5 December 2012.? Telephoned on Monday 21 January 2013.

 

DECEMBER 2012

 

16

SF382

12/12/2012

Scotts Head Caravan Park ? new concept plan ? to be exhibited and reported to Council.

 

GM

Anticipate reporting 28 February 2013

 

17

SF688

12/12/2012

Council receive a report on the progress of Environmental Levy projects with the quarterly budget review.

 

GM

First report to be provided for the December 2012 budget review

 

18

SF688

12/12/2012

Council to consider a position of Natural Resources Officer in the 2013/14 Environmental Levy Program

 

GM

To be reported with draft Delivery Program (budget) for 2013/14

 

19

SF1460

12/12/2012

That Council commence preparing a S508A application for the 2014/15 financial year so that by late 2013 Council is prepared to lodge an application

 

AGMCCS

Program for reviews of IPR plans and community consultation to be reported on.

 

Report to be presented to Council?s 28 February meeting

 

20

SF1460

12/12/2012

That financial workshops be held with Councillors and staff in parallel with the preparation of the 2013/14 budget to identify and review service levels, review the CSP and determine to what extent SRV?s are to be sought in future years

 

AGMCCS

Workshops to be held in March, April, May 2013

 

 

 

JANUARY 2013

 

21

SF959

16/01/2013

Council receive a report responding to questions and issues raised in a NoM and identify means of allowing easier and more certain identification of building entitlements attaching to rural land.

 

GM

Report March 2013

 

22

SF1817

16/01/2013

Council be provided with a history of the number & nature of reports concerning the Nambucca River & riparian zones prepared over the last 25 years and which involved council funding (cash or in-kind).? Report to identify the use of each report and any gaps in the information identified.

 

GM

Assistance being obtained from the Office of Environment & Heritage.? Report March 2013.

 

 

 

23

RF275

16/01/2013

Councillors to be notified of DA?s with a value or cost > $1m.

 

AGMCCS

On-going

 

24????????????

SF1817

16/01/2013

Council review its tree removal policy and incorporate suggestions contained in NoM ? the 6D principles.

 

AGMES

Report February 2013

 

25

SF734

16/01/2013

Council undertake a seminar on the implications of the upgrade of the Pacific Highway for the Nambucca Valley and a further report come to Council on proposed speakers, a budget and the availability or otherwise of funding from Industry & Investment.

 

GM

Report March 2013

 

26

SF643

16/01/2013

Council consult with property owners in Sandpiper Drive (narrow section + to the East) as to whether they are supportive of the installation of ?no parking? restrictions (3 options).

 

AGMES

Report March 2013

 

27

SF643

16/01/2013

There be a brief report on the ability to re-subdivide lots without addressing the potential for street parking and egress issues.

 

AGMES

Report to be presented to Council in March 2013.

 

28

SF1817

31/01/2013

Council write to the Min. for the Arts, through the Hon. Andrew Stoner MP calling upon the Government to implement the submission from the Library Council of NSW for the reform of the funding system for NSW Public Libraries.

 

AGMCCS

 

 

29

SF768

31/01/2013

Request for maintenance of Attards Road, Congarinni North be deferred for a further report including the conditions of consent that were in the original subdivisions.

AGMES

Report to March Council meeting once investigation has been completed.

 

30

DA2012/111

31/01/2013

That Council investigate whether any works have commenced on the site and this be included in a report back to Council.

AGMCCS

No work has commenced.? Perhaps some confusion with a concrete slab being installed on the adjoining railway reservation.

 

31

SF894

31/01/2013

That a submission be forwarded to the Independent Local Government Review Panel indicating Council is interested in any shared services and regional collaboration models which will deliver economies or savings to the local community whilst retaining our local identity.

GM

Submission forwarded 4/2/2013.? Media release issued 1/02/2013.

 

32

SF1294

31/01/2013

That the Rainwater Tank Policy be deferred for a more thorough review eg, refers to superseded guidelines and also to the NSW Government subsidy which no longer exists.? It should also be queried whether smaller tanks should still be able to receive a rebate

AGMES

Due to staff work loads, Draft to be provided to Council in March.

 

33

LF167

31/01/2013

Mayor and AGMCCS visit the owner of 5625 Pacific Highway, North Macksville and explain the seriousness of Council?s orders and discuss options for rectifying the problem.

AGMCCS

Arrangements being made.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

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Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 13 February 2013

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.2????? SF894????????????? 130213???????? Independent Local Government Review Panel - Assessment of Outcomes of the 2004 Local Government boundary changes in NSW

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The Independent Local Government Review Panel has published a paper which looks at the history of council amalgamations in Australia and which case studies the experience of five (5) NSW councils following the last round of amalgamations in 2004.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the information concerning the report on assessing processes and outcomes of the 2004 Local Government boundary changes in NSW be received.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

The report is for information.? Council can choose to make a further submission to the Independent Local Government Review Panel on report.? Council has already made a submission indicating it is interested in any shared services and regional collaboration models which will deliver economies or savings to our local community whilst retaining the local identity provided by the Council.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The Independent Local Government Review Panel has circulated a media release (attached) and report (attached) concerning an assessment of the outcomes of the 2004 Local Government boundary changes in NSW.? The report was prepared by Jeff Tate Consulting from McLaren Vale in South Australia.

 

Of the 42 councils which were combined in 2004, the report assesses the experience of five (5) being:

 

Clarence Valley Council

Glen Innes Severn Council

Palerang Council

Greater Hume Shire

City of Albury

 

The assessment is mainly based on a review of literature and interviews with 50 people from the nominated Councils including Mayors, Councillors, General Managers, Directors, middle managers and other staff.? Discussions were also held with the United Services Union.

 

It is significant to note that the rationale for amalgamations historically has centred on the need for greater efficiency and effectiveness and for communities to enjoy better standards and levels of service.? While financial sustainability remains a core concern, in recent years the rationale for amalgamations has shifted towards enhancing, ?strategic capacity?.

 

The concept of ?strategic capacity? concerns the increased ability of Councils to undertake new functions and deliver new or improved services that previously were not possible, and shift their focus towards a more strategic view of their operations.

 

In the amalgamation case studies noted in the report, the shift in focus from efficiency and effectiveness to ?strategic capacity? seems to have blurred the rationale and desired outcomes of the amalgamations.

 

Improvements in efficiency and effectiveness are reasonably quantifiable whilst changes in ?strategic capacity? less so.? Also the core issue for most rural and regional councils is financial sustainability, so a shift in emphasis away from efficiency and effectiveness is difficult to understand.

 

Indeed the evidence from the report by Jeff Tate Consulting is that the costs associated with amalgamations are often underestimated.? Poor planning and implementation processes combined with legal, industrial and proclamation restrictions have increased costs, extended the negative impacts associated with amalgamations and hampered the achievement of positive outcomes.

 

Other than the interviews with Councillors and staff in the amalgamated councils, there is no evidence provided in the Jeff Tate Consulting Report in relation to whether the respective communities believe the amalgamations have delivered better outcomes.

 

And despite all of the academic discussion about the shift in emphasis to ?strategic capacity?, there is no information about a community?s preference for the improved maintenance of existing assets (efficiency and effectiveness) versus new services and increased service levels (strategic capacity).

 

This blurring of the rationale for amalgamations means the media release can refer in a positive way to the increases in staff in the amalgamated Councils, eg:

 

??the study compared equivalent full time employee (EFT) numbers at the 40 councils pre-amalgamation (2002) to current EFT figures at the amalgamated councils and found that, in every case, staff numbers had increased in the eight years post amalgamation.? Overall, total employee numbers had grown by 11.7%.

 

The consultants said these results were not surprising, as amalgamated councils typically put savings back into providing new or improved services.? While some duplicated roles would have been lost in the amalgamation process, others would have been created by the expansion of services.?

 

This outcome could not be seen as positive when assessed purely on the grounds of efficiency and effectiveness.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been no consultation in preparing this report.

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

The report is for information.? There are no implications for the environment.

 

Social

 

There are potentially significant social implications with council amalgamations.? However this report is for information only.

 

Economic

 

There are potentially significant economic implications with council amalgamations.? However this report is for information only.

 

Risk

 

The ?signposts? provided by the Independent Local Government Review Panel indicate that the future existence of this Council is being questioned.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

The report is for information.? There are no budgetary impacts.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is no impact on working funds.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

The evidence from the report is that amalgamations tend to result in service levels increasing, at lease offsetting any economies from having a larger organisation.

 

Attachments:

1View

2803/2013 - Media Release - 30 January 2013

0 Pages

2View

2804/2013 - Report by Jeff Tate Consulting - January 2013

0 Pages

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 13 February 2013

Independent Local Government Review Panel - Assessment of Outcomes of the 2004 Local Government boundary changes in NSW

 



Ordinary Council Meeting - 13 February 2013

Independent Local Government Review Panel - Assessment of Outcomes of the 2004 Local Government boundary changes in NSW

 














































Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 13 February 2013

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.3????? SF544????????????? 130213???????? Section 94 Status Report

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:??? Colleen Henry, Grants and Contributions Officer; Michael Coulter, General Manager ????????

 

 

Summary:

 

This report submits the Draft Section 94A (s.94A) Development Contributions Plan for approval by Council before being submitted to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DPI) for approval and then public exhibition for 28 days.????

 

 

Recommendations:

 

1??????? That Council approve the Draft s.94A development contributions plan and that it be forwarded to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DPI) for consideration, as per Ministerial requirements.

 

2??????? That following consideration by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure and any required changes being made to the draft plan, the draft plan be put on public exhibition for 28 days. After the public exhibition period, the plan will be resubmitted to Council for final approval, accompanied by a report of public comments and any proposed changes.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

That Council decide not to adopt the draft Section 94A development contributions plan and no changes will be made to the existing Development Contributions system.

 

BACKGROUND

 

Council received a report from the Contributions Officer at its meeting of 10 October, in which the proposed change to the contributions system was put forward on the basis of a reduction in the administrative and financial burden on Council of managing its 15 Section 94 plans.

 

Following consultation the Acting General Manager Corporate and Community Services and General Manager, the Grants and Contributions Officer now proposes that the draft s.94A plan be applied only to commercial and industrial development.? There were concerns that the s.94A plan, which would have been applied to residential, commercial and industrial development throughout the Shire, would result in a much greater loss of revenue than originally thought.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The new s.94A plan will enable collection of contributions for all commercial and industrial developments throughout the Shire which cost over $100,000.

 

The new plan will repeal the following plans:

?????? Car Parking for Macksville CBD

?????? Car Parking for Bowra Street Western Redevelopment Nambucca Heads

 

Funds currently available for both these plans will be pooled and able to be used for purposes identified in the s.94A plan. The works schedule accompanying the s.94A plan provides for streetscaping, traffic infrastructure and road works in the Macksville and Nambucca Heads CBDs and industrial areas, as these areas will be where commercial and industrial development takes place.

 

As an illustration, the following table outlines the total levy amount which would have been collected in calendar year 2012 if this plan were in place and includes all developments over the threshold of $100,000 regardless of where they occurred in the Shire. Under the draft plan only those developments which occur in the catchments identified in the plan?s schedule will be subject to the levy.

 

DA number

Development

Cost of Development

Contribution

2012/069

Abigroup Production Extension

$4,000,000

$40,000 (1%)

2012/076

Uniting Church Alterations/Office

$750,000

$7,500 (1%)

2012/111

Telecommunications Facility

$185,000

$925 (.5%)

2012/119

St Patricks School

$7,600,000

$76,000 (1%)

2012/129

Dental Clinic

$150,000

$750 (.5%)

2012/132

Ethanol Storage Facility

$180,000

$900 (.5%)

2012/135

Industrial Building Extension

$120,000

$600 (.5%)

Total

 

$12,985,000

$126,675

 

It should be noted that there were two major DAs in 2012 ? the Abigroup increase in production and the St Patrick?s School development. Of the above developments, two are of a community/social benefit (the Uniting Church and St Patricks School) and Council could choose to exempt developments such as this from the contributions levy.

 

If Council approves the draft s.94A Development Contributions Plan, it will be forwarded to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DPI) for consideration, as per Ministerial instructions which require any new developer contributions plans to be reviewed by DPI staff before public exhibition. This process takes at least one month, according to consultations with Development Contributions Officers in other NSW Councils.

 

Following consideration by DPI, the draft plan will be exhibited for 28 days. At the close of that consultation period, comments will be assessed and a report provided to Council for its consideration with recommendations for changes, if any, to be made to the draft plan. A final advertising period would notify the public of the Council?s endorsement, after which the plan would come into effect.?

 

Work to be carried out concurrently with the public exhibition period will be the development of the cost summary report templates, letters to private certifiers about the new requirements and some minor modifications to Council business processes.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

General Manager

Assistant General Managers

Manager Business Development

Accountant

Strategic Planner

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

There are no environmental issues as a result of this report.

 

Social

The s.94A Development Contributions Plan will enable the provision of community facilities required through increased population, which might not be able to be provided otherwise due to limited resources.

 

Economic

The s.94A levy will be an additional cost to commercial and industrial developments, however this cost can be met through non-monetary contributions such as material public benefits or works in kind. There will also be a cost to the developer of hiring quantity surveyors to provide accurate cost assessments upon which contributions are based. All development applicants will be told what the funding will be put toward and should see the benefit of the levy providing necessary transport infrastructure and streetscape amenity for their customers.

 

Risk

There is no risk associated with this change to the s.94 contributions system.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

The adoption of the s.94A plan will provide financial resources to Council which are currently not available; as commercial and industrial developments take place, the levy which they will be charged as a proportion of their costs will be pooled to be put against roadworks, streetscapes and traffic infrastructure in the commercial and industrial areas of Macksville and Nambucca Heads, increasing the money available to Council to carry out works.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Not required.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

A new account will need to be established so that funds collected against the plan can be pooled for the uses identified in the plan. Letters will need to be sent to private certifiers explaining the new system and how they must comply.

 

Attachments:

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2345/2013 - Draft Section 94A Plan 2013

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 13 February 2013

Section 94 Status Report

 

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DRAFT Section 94A Development Contributions Plan

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Notes and Corrections to this Issue

 

Please note the following and corrections:

 

There are no corrections

 

Amendments and Revisions

 

Issue No

 

Date

Issue Title

Amendment

1

2

 

xxxxxxx

xxxxxxx

 

Adopted by Council

Effective Date

 

 

 

 


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Table of Contents

 

Text Box: Requirements of the Plan

1? Name of this Contributions Plan??????????????????????????????????????????????? 4.

 

2? Area and development to which the Plan applies ???????????? 4.

 

3? Date of commencement of the Plan???????????????????????????????? 4.

 

4? Relationship to other Plans????????????????????????????????????????????? 4.

 

5? Summary schedules??????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 4.

 

6 Purposes of the Plan????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 5.

 

7? Demand for public amenities and public services?????????????????????? 5.

Text Box: Administration and Operation of the Plan

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8 Calculation of the levy???????????????????????????????????????????????????? 6.

 

9 Determining the cost of development????????????????????????????? 6.

 

10???????? Timing of payment and adjustment of contributions?????????????????? 6

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11???????? Complying development certificates??????????????????????????????? 7.

 

12???????? Alternative to paying a levy???????????????????????????????????????????? 7.

 

13 Deferred or periodic payments??????????????????????????????????????????????? 7.

 

14 Exemptions to the levy???????????????????????????????????????????????? 8.

 

15 Administration of Section 94A funds????????????????????????????? 8.

 

16 Dictionary?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 9.

Text Box: Schedule

1 Works Schedule and Maps???????????????? ???????????????????????????? 10.

 

Text Box: Attachments										?????????

A????????? Cost Summary Report and Detailed Cost Report??? Forms????????????????? 13.

 

B????????? Ministerial Direction under section 94E?????????????????? ?????????????????? 14.


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Section 94 Status Report

 

Introduction

 

Section 94A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 gives Council the power to impose as a condition of development consent a requirement that the applicant pay a levy of a fixed percentage of the cost of the proposed development. Section 94B of the Act requires that a condition imposed under Section 94A must be in accordance with a contributions plan. Subject to the plan, money received as payment under a condition must be applied towards the provision, extension or augmentation of public amenities or public services.

 

Requirements of the Plan

 

1?????? Name of this Contribution Plan

 

This plan is the Nambucca Shire Council Section 94A Development Contributions Plan 2013.

 

2?????? Area and development to which the Plan applies

?????????

This plan applies to development other than residential on all land that is identified in the map in Schedule 1.?

 

This plan applies to applications for development consent and applications for complying development certificates under Part 4 of the EP&A Act 1979 except development for residential purposes.

 

3?????? Date of commencement of the Plan

 

This plan was adopted by Council on XXXXX and commences on XXXXX. It applies to development applications determined after the plan commences.

 

If a development application has been made but has not been determined before this plan commences, the application is to be determined in accordance with the contribution plan or plans in force at the time the application was made.

 

The life of this plan is five years, at which time it will be reviewed.

 

 

4?????? Relationship to other Plans

 

This plan repeals the following Section 94 contributions plans:

?????? Car Parking for Macksville CBD Development/Redevelopment 2003

?????? Car Parking for Bowra Street Western Redevelopment Nambucca Heads 1999

 

 

5?????? Summary schedules?

 

Levies paid to Council will be applied toward meeting the cost of provision or augmentation of new or existing public facilities in the areas as listed in Schedule 1. The locations of those facilities are within the catchments as shown on the maps included in Schedule 1.

 

The Section 94A contributions levied under this plan are set out in the following table for types of development and the percentage of levies on the costs of development.

 

Proposed cost of development

Maximum percentage of levy

Up to $100,000

Nil

$100,001 - $200,000

0.5 percent

More than $200,000

1.0 percent

 

The determination of the cost of development is explained in Section 9 of this plan.

 

A Council cannot impose a condition of the same development consent a condition under Section 94 as well as a condition under Section 94A of the EP&A Act, except where the development is for two components such as a subdivision and commercial/industrial development.

 

A condition imposed under Section 94A is not invalid by reason only that there is no connection between the development in the subject of the development consent and the object of expenditure of any money to be paid by the condition.

 

A condition imposed under Section 94A that is allowed by or determined in accordance with this contributions plan may not be disallowed or amended by the Court on appeal.

 

Conditions on development consents or complying development certificates authorised by this plan are subject to any direction by the Minister under Section 94E of the Act. This plan authorises the imposition of conditions in accordance with any such direction.

 

 

6?????? Purposes of the Plan

 

The main purposes of this plan are to:

 

?????? Authorise the imposition of a condition on certain development consents and complying development certificates requiring the payment of a contribution pursuant to Section 94A of the EP&A Act 1979,

?????? Require a certifying authority (the Council or an accredited certifier) to impose, as a condition of issuing a complying development certificate, a requirement that the applicant pay to the Council a levy determined in accordance with this plan, if development consent was granted subject to a condition authorised by this plan; and

?????? Govern the application of money paid to the Council under condition authorised by this plan.

 

7?????? Demand for public amenities and public services

 

This plan is based on the provision of new, extended and augmented public amenities, services and infrastructure to support the growth and development of the Nambucca Shire Council. New residents will have inadequate levels of service if Council does not take action to provide amenities and infrastructure to cope with the new growth or extend and augment existing facilities. The levels of service for the existing population will also decline if there is inadequate public investment.

 

The population projections undertaken by Council and using ABS Census 2011 data, indicate that continued population growth in Nambucca Shire is expected. The projected population for 2023 is expected to be around 22,000 people, an increase of 180 people per year between 2013 and 2023, or an increase of .9% per year.

 

As part of this population growth there will be an associated growth in non-residential development, particularly in the form of commercial and industrial development. This increase in development will create a demand for new and augmented public amenities and facilities which include:

?????? New and upgraded road networks

?????? Traffic management facilities

?????? Car parking

?????? Town Centre improvement works

 

To cater for this increased demand for public facilities, Council proposes to carry out the construction of facilities in areas identified in Schedule 1, which are in addition to works identified in Council?s other s94 Contributions Plans.

 

 

Administration and Operation of the Plan

 

8?????? Calculation of the levy

 

The levy will be determined on the basis of the rate as set out in Section 5. The levy will be calculated as follows:

 

Levy Payable = %Cx$C

 

Where

%C????? is the levy rate applicable

$C?????? is the proposed cost of carrying out the development

 

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9?????? Determining the cost of development

 

The cost of carrying out a proposed development will be determined in accordance with clause 25J of the EP&A Regulation 2000. A copy of this clause is provided in Attachment B.

 

To provide reliable information on the cost of carrying out a development, the applicant for a development consent or complying development certificate is to provide details with the application in accordance with the plan. There are two levels of information provision, depending on the scale of the cost of development:

 

Development cost between $101,000 and $500,000

Where the cost of carrying out a proposed development is in this range, a Cost Summary Report (at Attachment 1) must be completed by the applicant or a nominated representative such as the project architect or project manager.

 

Development cost more than $500,000

Where the cost of carrying out a proposed development is in this range, a Detailed Cost Report (at Attachment 2) must be completed by a Quantity Surveyor registered with the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors or a person who can demonstrate an equivalent qualification.

 

Without limitation to the above, the valuation of the cost of development may be reviewed and the services of an independent qualified person may be sought to verify the development cost assessment. In these cases, all costs associated with obtaining such advice will be at the expense of the applicant.

 

 

10???? Timing of payment and adjustment of contributions

 

In accordance with Council?s Policy on Section 94 (Developer Contributions), contributions payments must be made prior to the release of the occupation or interim occupation certificate (for development applications involving building work). Council also requires payment of any costs associated with verifying the cost assessment prior to the issue of the occupation certificate.

 

The only exceptions are where a works in kind, material public benefit or dedication of land has been agreed to by the Council. In such cases, the Council will issue a letter confirming that an alternative payment method has been agreed with the applicant.

 

As the date of payment of a contribution under a consent condition may be later than the consent date, Clause 25J (4) of the Regulation allows Council to adjust the contribution to reflect cost increases during this period. Contributions will be adjusted at the time of payment of the contribution using the following formula:

 

Contribution at the time of payment?

 

C2 = C1???????? x CPI 2

????????? CPI 1

 

Where:

 

C1????? =??????? Monetary contribution imposed on the development consent

C2???????????? =??????? Monetary contribution at the time the contribution is paid

CPI 1?? =??????? Latest Consumer Price Index: All Groups Index Number for Sydney ?????????????????????? available from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) at the time of ???????????????????????? granting the relevant development consent.

CPI 2? =??????? Latest Consumer Price Index: All Groups Index Number for Sydney ????????????? ????????? available from the ABS at the time of payment.

 

 

12???? Complying development certificates

 

Pursuant to Section 94EC(1) (a) and Section 85A (9) of the EP&A Act 1979, where an accredited certifier issues a complying development certificate for a development to which this plan applies, the certificate must be subject to a condition requiring the applicant to pay to Council the levy in accordance with this plan.

 

The condition imposed by an accredited certifier on a complying development certificate must include details of the requirements of Section 10 of this plan concerning when payment of the levy is to be made to Council, the requirement for evidence confirming payment and the formula for adjusting the amount of the payment to account for the possible difference in time between consent date and payment date.

 

The imposition of a condition on a complying development certificate issued by a certifying authority as authorised by this plan is subject to compliance with any Ministerial directions given under Section 94E of the EP&A Act 1979.

 

12???? Alternative to paying a levy

 

Council may accept the dedication of land or provision of a material public benefit or works in kind in part or full satisfaction of a Section 94A levy under this plan.

 

As a general rule, only land or works directly associated with the roads and traffic improvements, public domain improvements and community facilities as indicated in Schedule 1 may be considered as a material public benefit or work in kind in satisfaction of the contributions levy. Applicants must provide full details, costs and valuations of land or works.

 

If Council agrees to an alternative to the levy, it will either require the alternative as a condition of consent, or accept it under the terms of a Voluntary Planning Agreement.

 

13???? Deferred or periodic payments

 

Council will accept a deferred or periodic payment of contributions subject to the contribution being secured by Bank Guarantee and the deferment being no longer than 24 months. In such a case, the applicant must make a written request.

 

Council will require the applicant to provide a bank guarantee by a bank for the full amount of the contribution or the outstanding balance on the condition that:

 

1. indexing will be calculated from the date the contribution was due until the date of payment;

2. the bank guarantee be by a bank for the amount of the total contribution, or the amount of any outstanding contribution plus an amount equal to 25 months? interest plus any charges associated with establishing or operating the bank security;

3. the bank unconditionally pays the guaranteed sum to the Council if the Council so demands in writing not earlier than 24 months from the provision of the guarantee or completion of the work;

4. the bank must pay the guaranteed sum without reference to the applicant or landowner or other person who provided the guarantee, and without regard to any dispute, controversy, issue or other matter relating to the development consent or the carrying out of development;

5. the bank?s obligations are discharged when payment to the Council is made in accordance with this guarantee or when Council notifies the bank in writing that the guarantee is no longer required;

6. where a bank guarantee has been deposited with Council, the guarantee shall not be cancelled until such time as the original contribution and accrued interest has been paid;

7. the applicant will be charged an administrative fee based on the professional fees set in Council?s Revenue Policy; and

8. periodic payments for a staged development will be on a pro rata basis ? the proportion of the stage of the development in relation to the overall development.

 

14???? Exemptions to the levy

 

Under the provisions of section 94E of the Act, the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure has specified exemptions from a levy under the Plan to apply to the following development:

?????? Where the proposed cost of carrying out the development is $100,000 or less

?????? For the purpose of disabled access

?????? For the sole purpose of providing affordable housing

?????? For the purpose of reducing the consumption of mains supplied potable water, or reducing the energy consumption of a building

?????? For the sole purpose of the adaptive re-use of an item of environmental heritage or

?????? Other than the subdivision of land, where a condition under section 94 of the Act has been imposed under a previous development consent relating to the subdivision of the land on which the development is proposed to be carried out.

 

Other exemptions from a levy under this plan may be considered by Council for the following development or components of development:

?????? Places of worship, public hospitals, police stations, fire stations and other emergency services.

?????? Works proposed to be undertaken for charitable purposes by, or on behalf of, a not for profit charity as defined by the ATO but only in cases were the development is of small scale and where the Council considers that there will not be an increase in the demand for public works or infrastructure as a result of the development which would warrant the payment of a Section 94A levy.

?????? Applications submitted by or on behalf of Nambucca Shire Council.

 

15???? Administration of the Section 94A funds

 

Nambucca Shire Council is to administer the money obtained from the Section 94A levy and make decisions on the application of funds applied towards the provision, extension or augmentation of public amenities, infrastructure or public services for the Nambucca Shire Council area in accordance with the EP&A Act 1979 and Regulation 2000.

 

This plan expressly authorises Section 94A levies paid for different purposes to be pooled and applied (progressively or otherwise) for the purposes indicated in Schedule 1, including with funds from other Council sources.

 

This plan also expressly authorises that unspent monies collected through previous (and now repealed) Section 94 plans are to be expended as if they were funds received under a Section 94A plan on works identified in the previous plans where those works have been carried across to the Works Schedules included in this plan.

 

Furthermore, where works identified in previous Section 94 plans are no longer considered necessary, then this plan authorises that the unspent money be transferred to this plan and spent on the works identified in the Works Schedule of this plan, which are similar to the works categories included in the previous Section 94 plans.

 

16???? Dictionary

 

In this plan, unless the context or subject matter otherwise indicates or requires, the following definitions apply:

 

Council means Nambucca Shire Council

Levy means a levy under Section 94A of the Act authorised by this plan

Minister means the Minister administering the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

Public facility means a public amenity or public service

The Act means the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

The Regulation means the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000

 

 


Schedule 1 ? Works Schedule and Maps

 

The table below provides a summary of the works or services for which funds collected under this plan will be used, including an estimate of the annual expenditure under this plan. Funds collected under this plan may provide only a part of the cost of works, infrastructure and services. The table also indicates the priority of their provision, extension or augmentation which may be subject to availability of supplementary funding.

 

The actual timing of delivery of works is subject to change as it is influenced by the following factors:

 

?????? The rate and timing of development from which contributions are collected;

?????? The pooling of sufficient funds to enable provision, extension or augmentation of amenities and services;

?????? The requirements of Council?s annual works program from year to year; and

?????? The relationship between works and other events.

 

 

 

 

Location

 

 

Works Program

 

Estimated Annual Expenditure*

 

Priority

Macksville

Streetscape, Parking, Road and Intersection Upgrades

$15,000

1

Nambucca Heads

Streetscape, Parking, Road and Intersection Upgrades

$10,000

2

 

* comprised of estimated contributions collected under this plan over the life of the plan, and pooled funds collected under plans which have been repealed with the implementation of this plan.


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?(Section 94A Contribution Condition ? not to be included in Contributions Plan)

 

Condition ##

 

Pursuant to section 80A(1) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, and the Nambucca Shire Council Section 94A Development Contributions Plan, a contribution of

$ __________________?? shall be paid to Council.

 

The amount to be paid is to be adjusted at the time of actual payment, in accordance with the provisions of the Nambucca Shire Council Section 94A Development Contributions Plan. The contribution is to be paid before the release of the occupation or interim occupation certificate for development applications involving building work.


Attachment A

 

Procedure

A cost summary report is required to be submitted to allow Council to determine the contribution that will be required. The following should be provided:

 

A cost summary report must be completed for works with a value no greater than $500,000.

A Quantity Surveyor?s Detailed Cost Report must be completed by a registered Quantity Surveyor for works with a value greater than $500,000.

 

To avoid doubt, section 25J of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 sets out the things that are included in the estimation of the construction costs by adding up all the costs and expenses that have been or are to be incurred by the applicant in carrying out the development, including the following:

(a) If the development involves the erection of a building, or the carrying out of engineering or construction work ? the costs of or incidental to erecting the building, or carrying out the work, including the costs (if any) of and incidental to demolition, excavation and site preparation, decontamination or remediation

(b) If the development includes a change of use of land ? the costs of or incidental to doing anything necessary to enable the use of the land to be changed

(c) if the development involves the subdivision of land ? the costs of or incidental to preparing, executing and registering the plan of subdivision and any related covenants, easements or other rights.

 

 


Cost Summary Report

(Development cost of less than $500,000)

 

Development Application No.

 

Complying Development Certificate Application No.

 

Date

 

 

Applicant?s Name

 

Applicant?s Address

 

Development Name

 

Development Address

 

 

Estimate Details

Demolition and alternations

$

Structure

$

External walls, windows and doors

$

Internal walls, screens and doors

$

Wall finishes

 

Floor finishes

$

Ceiling finishes

$

Fittings and equipment

$

Hydraulic services

$

Mechanical services

$

Fire services

$

Lift services

$

External works

$

External services

$

Other related work

$

Sub-total

$

 

 

Preliminaries and margin

$

Sub-total

$

 

 

Consultant fees

$

Other related development costs

$

Sub-total

$

 

 

Goods and Services Tax

$

TOTAL DEVELOPMENT COST

$

 

I certify that I have:

?????? Inspected the plans the subject of the application for development consent or construction certificate.

?????? Calculated the development costs in accordance with the definition of development costs in clause 25J of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation at current prices.

?????? Included GST in the calculation of development cost.

 

Signed:??????????????????????????????????? _______________________________________________

 

Name:????????????????????????????????????? _______________________________________________

 

Position and qualifications: ????? _______________________________________________

 

Date:????????????????????????????? _______________________________________________


Registered* Quantity Survey?s Detailed Cost Report

(Development costs in excess of $500,000)

*Member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

 

Development Application No.

 

Complying Development Certificate Application No.

 

Date

 

 

Applicant?s Name

 

Applicant?s Address

 

Development Name

 

Development Address

 

 

Development Details

Gross Floor Area - Commercial

m2

Gross Floor Area - Other

m2

Gross Floor Area - Retail

m2

Total Gross Floor Area -

m2

Gross Floor Area ? Car Parking

m2

Total Site Area

m2

 

 

 

Total Development Cost

 

Total Construction Cost

 

Total GST

 

 

Estimate Details

Professional Fees

$

Excavation

$

% of development cost

%

 

$/ m2

% of construction cost

%

Car Park

$

Demolition and site preparation

$

Cost per m2 of site area

$/ m2

Cost per m2 of site area

$/ m2

Cost per space

$

Construction - Commercial

$

Fit-out - Commercial

 

Cost per m2 of commercial area

$/ m2

Cost per m2 of commercial area

$/ m2

Construction - Retail

$

Fit out - Retail

$

Cost per m2 of retail area

$/ m2

Cost per m2 of retail area

$/ m2

 

I certify that I have:

?????? Inspected the plans the subject of the application for development consent or construction certificate.

?????? Prepared and attached an elemental estimate generally prepared in accordance with the Australian Cost Management Manuals from the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.

?????? Calculated the development costs in accordance with the definition of development costs in the S94A Development Contributions of Nambucca Council at current prices.

?????? Included GST in the calculation of the development costs.

?????? Measured gross floor areas in accordance with the Method of Measurement of Building Area in the AIQS Cost Management Manual Volume 1, Appendix A2.

 

Signed:??????????????????????????????????? _______________________________________________

Name:????????????????????????????????????? _______________________________________________

Position and qualifications: ????? _______________________________________________

Date:????????????????????????????? _______________________________________________


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Attachment B ? Determination of proposed cost of development

 

Clause 25J of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (for 1 August 2011)

 

25J Section 94A levy ? determination of proposed cost of development

 

The proposed cost of carrying out development is to be determined by the consent authority, for the purpose of a Section 94A levy, by adding up all the costs and expenses that have been or are to be incurred by the applicant in carrying out the development, including the following:

(a) if the development involves the erection of a building, or the carrying out of engineering or construction work ? the costs of or incidental to erecting the building, or carrying out the work including the costs (if any of and incidental to demolition, excavation and site preparation, decontamination or remediation,

(b) if the development involves a change of use of land ? the costs of or incidental to doing anything necessary to enable the use of the land to be changed,

(c) if the development involves the subdivision of land ? the costs of or incidental to preparing, executing and registering the plan of subdivision and any related covenants, easements or other rights.

 

(2) For the purpose of determining the proposed cost of carrying out development, a consent authority may have regard to an estimate of the proposed cost of carrying out the development prepared by a person, or a person of a class, approved by the consent authority to provide such estimates.

 

(3) The following costs and expenses are not to be included in any estimate or determination of the proposed cost of carrying out development:

(a) the cost of the land on which the development is to be carried out;

(b) the costs of any repairs to any building or works on the land that are to be retained in connection with the development;

(c) the costs associated with marketing or financing the development (including interest on any loans);

(d) the costs associated with legal work carried out or to be carried out in connection with the development;

(e) project management costs associated with the development;

(f) the cost of building insurance in respect of the development;

(g) the costs of fittings and furnishings, including any refitting or refurbishing, associated with the development (except where the development involves an enlargement, expansion or intensification of current use of land);

(h) the costs of commercial stock inventory;

(i) any taxes, levies or charges (other than GST) paid or payable in connection with the development by and under any law;

(j) the costs of enabling access by disabled persons in respect of the development;

(k) the costs of energy and water efficiency measures associated with the development;

(l) the cost of any development that is provided as affordable housing;

(m) the costs of any development that is the adaptive reuse of a heritage item.

 

(4) The proposed cost of carrying out development may be adjusted before payment, in accordance with a contributions plan, to reflect quarterly or annual variations to readily accessible index figures adopted by the plan (such as a Consumer Price Index) between the date the proposed cost was determined by the consent authority and the date at which the levy is required to be paid.

 

(5) To avoid doubt, nothing in this clause affects the determination of the fee payable for a development application.

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Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 13 February 2013

Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services Report

ITEM 10.1??? SF1709??????????? 130213???????? Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined to 21 - 31 January 2013

 

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) (No applications are 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

????? Further information required from applicant before matter may be processed

 

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

 

2 Late submissions received

???? Risking lives of people especially children

???? Contradiction to Council?s responsibility to provide safe and clean living environment for residence

???? Emissions will have great adverse impact on so many lives

???? Constant flashing red light that the tower will have mounted on top ? trigger for people who suffer from seizures

 

????? Application deferred at 31.01.2013 Council Meeting at the request of the applicant.

????? Meeting scheduled with applicant for 7.02.2013

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

16/11/2012 ? Met with Architect to resolve areas of impact

21/12/2012 ? Additional information and plans received for assessment

Assessment complete

Height further reduced

?????????????????????????????? Awaiting response from RFS following late submission by applicant for integration

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

????? Application to be presented to Council for determination

 

2012/160

21/12/2012

Dwelling House ? Residential

Lot 4 DP 1117349, 13 Birugan Close, Valla Beach

????? Support application

????? Reminder of importance of existing remaining trees in corridor for koala habitat

 

Significantly constrained site

 

Submissions close: 21 January 2013

Total submissions received:? 1

 

2012/157

18/12/2012

Demolition of Existing Dwelling & Erection of Detached Dual Occupancy

Lot B DP 418330, 4 High Street, Nambucca Heads

????? Minimising overshadowing of north facing living areas

????? Reducing potential invasion of privacy

????? Providing of environmentally aesthetic retaining walls to prevent slippage

????? Provision of effective structural support of adjoining fence

????? Ensure all surface/stormwater is directed away from property

 

Submissions close: 14 January 2013

Total submissions received:? 1

 

2012/154

14/12/2012

Additions - Commercial

Lot 8 Sec 23A DP 758749, 12-18 Nelson Street, Nambucca Heads

????? Noise, and noise from poker machines, smoke coming up the hill

????? Unable to enjoy back area as disturbance emanating from the Club

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report. ?


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 13 February 2013

Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services Report

ITEM 10.2??? SF1718??????????? 130213???????? Aboriginal Community Advisory Committee

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:??? Patricia Walker, Aboriginal Community Development Officer ????????

 

Summary:

 

Council sought a review of the process in which Council and the Aboriginal community may better consult due to ongoing issues with the lack of quorum at Aboriginal Community Advisory Committee (a section 355 committee under the Local Government Act).

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council hold an annual Aboriginal forum using Council?s Aboriginal Culture and Heritage Management Plan as a point of reference with the aim of raising relevant issues that can formally feed into Council?s processes. In addition, maintain an annual Elders morning tea.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council endorse the recommendation.

 

Council does not endorse the recommendation.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

In February 1993 as part of the Building Bridges project a new consultative mechanism was established. This provided Council and the Aboriginal community a foundation for positive community relations and change.

 

After workshops with the Aboriginal community in Bowraville, Macksville and Nambucca Heads, which centred on Council, its departments, relevant issues, and the relationship between Council and the Aboriginal community, an Aboriginal Community Advisory Committee (ACAC) was formed under Section 355 of the Local Government Act. The ACAC was considered at the time to provide Council a conduit for consultation with and from the Aboriginal community relating to issues that affected both parties.

 

The ACAC constitution, along with its aims and objectives, was formally endorsed by Council at its 5 February 2004 meeting. These aims and objectives were similar to other such committees operating within New South Wales.

 

During the many years of ACAC?s operation there has been a process of evaluation and improvements as well as means of measuring outcomes or achievements of the committee. Some such improvements were to conduct monthly meetings at Aboriginal organisations around the Nambucca Valley to remove some formality associated with the Council Chambers. Evaluation of these meetings indicated that initially there had been a strong interest and attendance; however that interest did wane to appoint where the lack of a quorum resulted in meetings being abandoned. Whilst never tested, the one consistent factor has been the time and day of the meeting (third Tuesday of every month commencing at 10:30am) as this was generally agreed by all parties and allow the members to create a recurring event in their diaries.

 

After the last ACAC review process in 2012, it was recommended that meetings be held quarterly and membership reduced. This was trialled however, this still did not stir much interest, and as such the last valid meeting of the committee was Tuesday 6 March 2012.

 

Whilst there have been a number of outcomes, Council?s Aboriginal Community Advisory Committee has one major achievement being the preparation of the Nambucca Shire Council Aboriginal Cultural and Heritage Management Plan (ACHMP), which Council adopted in 2008.? The review process for the ACHMP will ensure that changes in government policy and legislation will enable the Aboriginal people to have more ?say? in how to protect their cultural and heritage places and will enable Council and the Aboriginal community to actively communicate, consult and resolve the many issues that affect the? Aboriginal people and protect their culture.

 

The constraints of a formal committee and its processes appear to be the major barrier for the Aboriginal community. It is therefore suggested that an alternative informal process of an annual forum be held to discuss the relevance, improvements or amendments to the ACHMP and other issues affecting or of concern to the Aboriginal community be supported and endorsed by Council.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Manager Community and Cultural Services comments:

Committees of Council undertake a range of activities and roles with and on behalf of Council.? Where good communication and consultation are a key outcome, it is my experience that formal committees with their corresponding constraints (formal agendas, structured minutes and meeting protocols) aren?t always the most effective way of promoting good dialogue.? The Elders morning tea hosted by Council prior to Christmas is a good example of how else we can do business.? There was active conversation and debate at times, in an environment of mutual respect and goodwill.? In addition to any decisions Council might make regarding future ways of communication, it would be my recommendation that a similar annual event be held ? in order to work together effectively, we need to know each other and formal committees and committee meetings don?t always foster this.? Also, Council and the Aboriginal community maintain the option of requesting a meeting at any time should there be specific matters of concern which require a more structured framework without having to have a formal committee of Council.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

Nil impact.

 

Social

 

 

 

Economic

 

Nil impact.

 

Risk

 

Nil risk involved.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

 

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 13 February 2013

Corporate and Community Services

ITEM 10.3??? SF251????????????? 130213???????? Schedule of Council Public Meetings

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The following is a schedule of dates for public Council meetings.? The meeting dates may change from to time and this will be recorded in the next available report to Council.

 

Recommendation:

 

That the schedule of dates for public Council meetings be noted and received for information by Council.

 

 

 

MEETING

DATE

VENUE

COMMENCING

Water Supply Steering Committee

06/02/2013

Leave Council Chambers at 10.15 am for Bowraville site

10.45 AM

Ordinary Council Meeting

13/02/2013

Council Chambers

8.30 AM

Ordinary Council Meeting

28/02/2013

Council Chambers

5.30 PM

Water Supply Steering Committee

06/03/2013

Leave Council Chambers at 10.15 am for Bowraville site

10.45 AM

Ordinary Council Meeting

13/03/2013

Council Chambers

8.30 AM

Ordinary Council Meeting

28/03/2013

Burrapine Hall

5.30 PM

Water Supply Steering Committee

03/04/2013

Leave Council Chambers at 10.15 am for Bowraville site

10.45 AM

Ordinary Council Meeting

10/04/2013

Council Chambers

8.30 AM

Ordinary Council Meeting

24/04/2013

Valla Rural Hall

5.30 PM

Water Supply Steering Committee

01/05/2013

Leave Council Chambers at 10.15 am for Bowraville site

10.45 AM

Ordinary Council Meeting

15/05/2013

Council Chambers

8.30 AM

Ordinary Council Meeting

30/05/2013

Nambucca Entertainment Centre

5.30 PM

Water Supply Steering Committee

05/06/2013

Leave Council Chambers at 10.15 am for Bowraville site

10.45 AM

Ordinary Council Meeting

12/06/2013

Council Chambers

8.30 AM

Ordinary Council Meeting

27/06/2013

Council Chambers

5.30 PM

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 13 February 2013

Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services Report

ITEM 10.4??? SF336????????????? 130213???????? Taylors Arm Hall Committee of Management - Minutes of Annual General Meeting - 8 December 2012

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The report acknowledges the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Taylors Arm Hall Committee of Management which was held on 8 December 2012 and the new Committee.? Copies of the Minutes of this meeting and the Financial Statement are attached.

 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council endorse the Minutes of the Committee of Management for the Taylors Arm Hall Annual General Meeting held on 8 December 2012 and thank the Committee for their continued good work in the past twelve months.

 

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

There are no real options.? Council needs voluntary Committees of Management to manage recreation and community facilities across the Nambucca Valley.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The Annual General Meeting of the Taylors Arm Hall Committee of Management was held on 8 December 2012.

 

The Committee of Management for 2012/2013 comprises:

 

????????? President ?????????????????????? Syd Scott

????????? Secretary??????????????????????? Dawn Smythe

????????? Treasurer???????????????????????? Julie Gooch

????????? Committee Members?????? Toby Wright, Raelene Ward, Michael Spear,

????????? Social Members???? ???????? Keith Henry, Tim Earnshaw

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There was no consultation.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no implications for the environment.

 

Social

 

There are no social implications.

 


Economic

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

This report poses no risk to Council.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There are no financial implications.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There are no implications for working funds.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

Not applicable

 

Attachments:

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 13 February 2013

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Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 13 February 2013

Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services Report

ITEM 10.5??? SF338????????????? 130213???????? Tewinga Community Centre Committee of Management AGM - 19 January 2012 - Minutes

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The report acknowledges the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Tewinga Community Centre Committee of Management which was held on 18 January 2012 and the new Committee.? Copies of the Minutes of this meeting and the Financial Statement are attached.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council endorse the Minutes of the Committee of Management for the Tewinga Community Centre?s Annual General Meeting held on 18 January 2012 and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in the past twelve months.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

There are no real options.? Council needs voluntary Committees of Management to manage recreation and community facilities across the Nambucca Valley.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The Annual General Meeting of the Tewinga Community Centre?s Committee of Management was held on Wednesday 18 January 2012.

 

The Committee of Management for 2011/2012 comprises:

 

President?????????????????????????????????????????? Ron Hawkins

Vice President??????????????????????????????????? Frank Stennett

Secretary?????????????????????????????????????????? Rob Turnell

Treasurer????? ????????????????????????????????????? Peter Renshaw

Committee Members????????????????????????? Barbara Swan; Sharon Golding; Richard Laxton

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There was no consultation

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

There are no implications for the environment.

 

Social

There are no social implications.

 

Economic

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

This report poses no risk to Council.

 

 


FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There are no financial implications.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There are no implications for working funds.

 

Attachments:

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31715/2012 - Minutes of AGM held 21 November 2012

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Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 13 February 2013

Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services Report

ITEM 10.6??? SF1816??????????? 130213???????? DA2012/119 Assessment Report for Proposed Education Establishment - JRPP Determination

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:??? Selina McNally, Senior Town Planner ????????

 

Summary:

 

In 2012, Council received a development application for the development of an Education Establishment to facilitate the relocation of St. Patrick?s Primary School in Macksville, as it has outgrown it?s current location.

 

The proposed development has a capital investment value of over $5 million and is defined as a ?community facility? which means under the Environment and Planning Assessment Act, it will need to be referred to and determined by the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP).

 

Council staff have prepared an Assessment Report for the JRPP with a recommendation that they grant conditional consent to the development.

 

This is not a planning decision as the delegation is with the JRPP and this report is for information only.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council note the report sent to the Joint Regional Planning Panel on the proposal for an Education Establishment, for St Patricks School.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

?????? Option 2 is that Council can resolve to make comment in support of the Assessment Report.

 

?????? Option 3 is that Council can resolve to make a submission to the JRPP raising concerns with regards to the development and/or the Assessment Report.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The applicant submitted a previous application in 2010 for a new school development on a different application site. Although the application site is in a completely new location from the previous development application, the development proposal is vastly similar in relation to building design and site layout.

 

A copy of the plans submitted with the application are at Attachment 1.

 

Council staff have prepared an Assessment Report for the JRPP to consider and they have advised that they will meet to discuss and determine the proposal on 20 February 2013. The report for the JRPP will be sent to all Council members as a ?Confidential? supplementary advice to this report on Monday 11 February. This is to ensure that the JRPP will have received the report before it being sighted by Council.

 

The report will be circulated as a confidential document as the JRPP are the authority that will make it public when they publish it on their website.

 

Recently, subsequent to Council?s town planning staff verbally advising the JRPP that conditional consent is being recommended, and as no submissions were received, the JRPP Office have advised they are likely to discuss the application electronically instead of through a formal meeting style procedure. The date for the electronic meeting remains to be scheduled for 20 February 2013.

 


CONSULTATION:

 

Internal

?????? Council?s General Manager

 

?????? Council?s Town Planning staff have discussed the procedure of the JRPP determination with Council? General Manager and Assistant General Manager, Corporate and Community Service

 

?????? Council?s Engineering, Building, Community and Section 94 sections have all been consulted and provided comments which have been considered and where appropriate, conditions have been recommended should consent be granted to ensure the development is in accordance with Council?s Policies, Standards and Specifications.

 

External

?????? JRPP

Council?s Town Planning Staff have liaised with the office of the JRPP and the officers who are responsible for the northern NSW region to make arrangements for the Meeting.

 

?????? The Application was publicly exhibited in accordance with Nambucca Development Control Plan 2010.

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

The proposed development does not have the potential to harm the development subject to the appropriate conditions being placed on the Consent.

 

Social

The proposed development will provide a considerable benefit to the community with the construction of a new Education Facility within the South Macksville Urban Release Area.

 

Economic

The proposed Education Facility is a key community facility and has the potential to facilitate employment opportunities, land development and commercial activities.

 

Risk

The Statement of Environmental Effects and the assessment of the application have considered the relevant risks associated with the proposal and subject to the application of the conditions it is considered that if the application is approved there is no identified risks for Council.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

The Consent has been conditioned so that the appropriate infrastructure will be provided by the applicant and/or land owner through the subdivision of this Lot, so that Council?s budget will not be impacted.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

Not applicable.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 13 February 2013

Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services Report

ITEM 10.7??? SF1817??????????? 130213???????? Investment Report to 31 January 2013

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The return on investments from 1 July 2012 to 31 January 2013 is $792,302 (cash result).

Estimated Accrual interest up to 30.6.13 is $1,033,347 (accrued result)

Anticipated interest return for financial year is $1,825,649.

 

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

 

Council currently has $34.174 Million invested:

?????? $6.990 Million with Managed Funds,

?????? $26.689 Million on term deposits,

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

 

This report details all the investments placed during January and Council funds invested as at 31 January 2013.

 

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

 

Following discussions about Council?s investment portfolio at recent meetings a report has been provided by Council?s Investment Advisors, CPG, which is circularised to Councillors.? Mr Andrew Vallner from CPG will attend Council?s meeting on Thursday 28 March 2013.

 

 

C P Doolan

Responsible Accounting Officer

 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the Accountants? Report on Investments placed to 31 January 2013 be noted.

 

 

INVESTMENTS MATURED & INTEREST & RETURNS 1 TO 31 JANUARY? 2013

Term Deposits/Bank Bills

 

 

 

 

 

Institution

?Amount

Period (Days)

Rate

?Interest

 

 

 

 

 

IMB

?$800,000.00

217

4.92%

?$23,400.33

 

 

 

 

 

Rural? Bank

?$1,000,000.00

140

5.05%

?$19,369.86

 

 

 

 

 

ME Bank

?$637,597.94

70

4.40%

?$5,380.28

 

 

 

 

 

Managed Funds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Institution

Amount

Period (Days)

Performance for Month

Returns This Month

Annualised Performance FYTD

Returns FYTD

 

 

 

UBS Wealth M'ment Aust Ltd

?$200,098.73

31

-0.15%

-$298.80

0.24%

?$485.14

Interest Paid Daily each Quarter

ANZ (On call)

?$1,482,188.90

31

0.33%

?$4,903.77

1.81%

?$23,688.16

 

 

 

Macquarie Global Income Opport.Fund

?$3,759,520.38

31

1.02%

?$37,985.53

6.50%

?$239,231.79

 

 

 

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

?$1,082,107.78

31

3.67%

?$37,985.53

?$70,891.79

N/A

12.87%

 

 

Averon II*

?$465,150.00

31

0.35%

?$1,600.00

-$34,850.00

?$28,396.10

9.32%

 

 

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

-$7,355.00

?$24,509.85

0.00%

Coupons paid Quarterly

Investec Bank

?$1,000,000.00

31

6.40%

?$16,657.53

?$16,657.53

?$ -??

0.00%

 

 

 


 

INVESTMENTS HELD AT 31 JANUARY 2013

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

$823,400.33

17/01/13

89

16/04/13

2,910.10

4.30%

?$8,633.30

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

ME Bank

BBB+

$642,978.22

31/01/13

145

25/06/13

2,272.44

4.30%

?10,983.48

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-

$863,976.53

18/12/12

366

19/12/13

3,223.93

4.54%

?$39,332.00

NAB - No 6

AA-

$1,173,486.09

13/12/12

182

13/06/13

4,398.16

4.56%

?$26,682.18

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

20/12/12

203

11/07/13

2,985.21

4.54%

?$20,199.89

AMP(CPG) - No 2

A

$1,000,000.00

10/01/13

365

10/01/14

3,698.63

4.50%

?$45,000.00

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 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

$1,000,000.00

07/12/12

550

10/06/14

3,698.63

4.50%

?$67,808.22

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-

$1,019,369.86

24/01/13

119

23/05/13

3,611.08

4.31%

?$14,323.96

ANZ

AA

$1,000,000.00

20/06/12

372

27/06/13

3,569.43

5.00%

?$50,958.90

ANZ (Coffs Harbour)

AA

$800,000.00

22/11/12

125

27/03/13

2,998.36

4.56%

?$12,493.15

ANZ (Coffs Harbour)

AA

$1,000,000.00

22/11/12

153

24/04/13

3,821.92

4.65%

?$19,491.78

ING Bank (Aust) Ltd -No 1

A

$500,000.00

09/01/13

181

09/07/13

1,857.53

4.52%

?$11,207.12

ING Bank (Aust) Ltd No 2

A

$1,500,000.00

12/12/12

1464

15/12/16

7,779.45

6.31%

?$379,637.26

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

26/11/12

92

26/02/13

4,331.51

5.27%

?$13,283.29

ANZ (On Call)

At call

$1,482,188.90

31/12/12

31

31/01/13

4,903.77

3.60%

?$4,531.84

Macquarie Global Income Opport.Fund

A

$3,759,520.38

31/12/12

31

31/01/13

37,985.53

5.70%

?$18,200.20

UBS Wealth? Aust Ltd

At Call

$200,098.73

31/12/12

31

31/01/13

-298.80

2.10%

?$356.89

NSW Treasury Corp

A

$1,082,422.59

31/12/12

31

31/01/13

38,300.34

0.00%

?$? -??

Averon II

A

$465,150.00

31/12/12

31

31/01/13

1,600.00

0.00%

?$? -??

TOTAL

 

?$34,173,929.59

 

 

 

?$198,534.99

 

?$1,789,522.18

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


OPTIONS:

 

This report is for information only.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

This report details all the investments placed during January 2013 and Council funds invested as at January 2013.

 

 

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 December 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 December 2012 Budget Review.? Variances will be distributed between the Water, Sewerage and General Funds for the first quarter of the financial year.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

Not applicable

 

 

Attachments:

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Investment Report to 31 January 2013

 

 

 

 

 

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Investment Report to 31 January 2013

 

 

 

Circularised document - Quarterly Investment Report (Trim 2378/2012)

 

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 13 February 2013

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

ITEM 11.1??? SF85??????????????? 130213???????? NSW Rural Fire Service Liaison Committee meeting No. 2 ? 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 17 January 2013.? This report provides Council with an overview of the activities of the RFS for the second quarter of the 2012/13 financial year.

 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council receive, note the report and endorse the minutes for the RFS Liaison Committee Meeting No 2 - 2012/13 held on Thursday 17 January 2013.

 

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Receive and note the report

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The Liaison Committee considered the following agenda items:

 

1??????? 2013/14 RFS ?BID?

 

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

 

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

 

The minutes of the meeting held Thursday 17 January 2013 are circularised for Council?s information (Trim 3015/2013).

 

2013/14 draft ?BID?

The delivery of the draft 2013/14 ?BID? was not provided to the Liaison Committee conducted on 17 January 2013 for consideration, due to the bushfires around the state and the Zone Manager being temporary deployed on outer area assistance.? Therefore the draft BID will now be provided directly to Council for consideration at the Council meeting scheduled for 13 February.? 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).

 

2012/13 Budget allocation

Expenditure for the second quarter is contained within the circularised document (Trim 3015/2013) for information and is presently contained within the budget allocations.

 

SLA Business Plan/Quarterly Performance Report

The agreed outcomes and explanations have been provided by the Zone Manager for the second quarter performance report and there are minor variations associated with the agreed outcomes for this period of reporting.? There are substantial outcomes scheduled for the third and fourth quarter periods which will be reported across the next two scheduled Liaison meetings.? These documents have been provided to Councillors within the circularised document (Trim 3015/2013) for information.

.

Operational Report

The NSW Rural Fire Service Operations Officer provided an overview of the operations for the second quarter.?

???? YTD 312 incidents for LNC: 229 in Kempsey and 83 in Nambucca

???? Section 44 in Kempsey 6-9 December (Beranghi Area)

???? A strike team was recently deployed to the Forster area

???? Lightning strikes caused 6 fires in Kempsey LGA over the weekend of 13 January 2013

 

Liaison Committee meeting cycle

The Liaison Committee meeting schedules for 2012/13 are as follows:

 

????????? 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

The are no economic implications associated with this report.

 

Risk

The 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

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

The are no service level changes and resourcing/staff implications associated with this report

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

Attachments:

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?- Circularised Document - Minutes? (Trim 3015/2013)

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NSW Rural Fire Service Liaison Committee meeting No. 2 ? 2012/13

 

 

 

 

 

Placeholder for Attachment 1

 

 

 

NSW Rural Fire Service Liaison Committee meeting No. 2 ? 2012/13

 

 

 

Circularised Document - Minutes? (Trim 3015/2013)

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 13 February 2013

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

ITEM 11.2??? SF84??????????????? 130213???????? Rural Fire Service draft ?BID?

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The provision of the proposed 2013/14 BID (budget) from the Zone Manager is not in accordance with Clause 8 of the Service Agreement being supplied to Council by no later than 30 September.

 

The Rural Fire Service Zone Manager for the Lower North Coast Zone has been invited to address Council at the Council meeting on 13 February to present the Rural Fire Service ?BID? for 2013/14.?

 

The RFS Liaison Committee were not presented with the draft ?BID? for 2013/14 on the 17 January 2013 as scheduled. The Zone Manager advised that the delay was attributed to the bushfires around the state and that he had been temporary deployed on outer area assistance.

 

The Liaison Committee made it clear to the Lower North Coast Zone Manager at the October and January meetings that the draft BID will be indexed as per the rate pegging levy and must be presented to Council in February.? The draft ?BID? being presented for 2013/14 financial year is a 27% increase on the current 2012/13 budget, circularised document (TRIM 2908/213).

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1??????? That Council receive a presentation from the Rural Fire Service Zone Manager for the Lower North Coast Zone on the proposed 2013/14 Rural Fire Service ?BID?.

 

2??????? That Council advise the Lower North Coast Rural Fire Service Zone Manger, the ????????? Commissioner for the Rural Fire Service and the Minister for Police and Emergency Services ????????? that Council are only prepared to accept the RFS BID for 2013/14 indexed as per the rate ????????? pegging levy of 3.4%.

 

3??????? That Council formally endorse an amended BID from the Rural Fire Service for the 2013/14 ????????? financial year as Councils contribution for 2012/13 being $211,791 indexed as per the rate ????????? pegging levy of 3.4% (being $218,991.90 for the 2013/14 financial year.

 

 

 

OPTIONS:

1??????? Advise the Rural Fire Service Zone Manger that Council are only prepared to accept the draft BID ?????? indexed as per the rate pegging levy of 3.4%

 

2??????? Consider the presentation and determine whether to accept the proposed RFS draft BID

????????? being $268,733.00 then formally resolve;

??????????? a)??? That Council formally endorse the Rural Fire Service ?BID? being Councils contribution of $268,733.00 towards the 2013/14 financial year.

??????????? b)??? That Council write to the Commissioner for the Rural Fire Service and advise that the ?????? 2013/14 Rural Fire Service ?BID? of $268,733.00 has been endorsed by Council as ??????? presented ?? by the Zone Manager at Council?s meeting held on 13 February 2013 and ????? that Council will ???? not endorse any further increases to the draft bid as presented.

??????????? c)??? That Council write to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services and advise that ?????? the ??? 2013/14 Rural Fire Service ?BID? of $268,733.00 has been endorsed by Council as presented ?? by the Zone Manager at Council?s meeting held on 13 February 2013 and that Council will not endorse any further increases to the draft bid as presented.

 

 


DISCUSSION:

 

A Liaison Committee was conducted on 17 January 2013 to consider the draft 2013/14 BID for Kempsey and Nambucca Shire Councils.? The delivery of the draft ?BID? was not provided due to the bushfires around the state and the Zone Manager being temporary deployed on outer area assistance.

 

Therefore the draft BID is now being provided directly to Council for consideration circularised document (TRIM 2908/213)? The provision of the proposed 2013/14 budget from the Zone Manager is not in accordance with Clause 8 of the Service Agreement:

 

The District Service Agreement requires an estimate of probable expenditure for the District for the next financial year (?THE BID?) is prepared by the Zone Manager and supplied to the Committee for consideration and then presented to Council:

 

CLAUSE 8 FINANCE of the District Service Agreement defines the following:

?

8.1???? The Council will, in consultation with the Commissioner, by no later than 30 September of each ??? year, submit to the Commissioner an estimate of probable expenditure? for the District? for the next ??????? financial year (?THE BID?)

 

8.2???? Following consultation with the Councils, the Commissioner will by no later than the 28th February ????????? of each year submit to Councils

a)?? A probable allocation of expenditure for the District for the next financial year( the probable allocation) and

b)?? A probable contribution by the Councils to the NSW Rural Fire Fighting Fund (?the Fund?)

 

However, appropriate changes have now been implemented to ensure that future budgets will be brought back onto the correct timetable and provided to Council for consideration.

 

Summary of the RFS 2013/14 ?BID?

Comments from Assistant General Manager Engineering Services

??????????? The draft BID for 2013/14 is $268,733.00 being 27% increase on the 2012/13 budget

??????????? The transfer of the responsibility for payment of the insurance for the RFS red fleet resulted the removal of the budget item from Councils fleet insurance premium (as per 2012/13 financial year) and is included in the BID being an amount of $22,107.00

??????????? Council is being charged and amount of $43,725.00 for the Government Radio Network (GRN) which is not assessed outside of the Sydney area and has been subject to correspondence between the RFS Commissioner and Minister of Police and Emergency Services.

??????????? Hazard reduction being the core function is $25,000.00

??????????? The draft ?BID? includes proposed plant replacement. (Council will again have issues funding its own plant replacement for 2013/14)

 

NOTE

The total cost for RFS Services to the Nambucca Shire is $2,296,859. Council has not received adequate answers on the state charge which has been requested on numerous occasions. In this proposed BID the charge is $1,347,296 for state charges and $949,563 for local operations.

 

Comments provided by the RFS Zone Manager:

A summary, compared with the previous 2 years, is as follows:

 

Financial Year

Total

Council 11.7%

2013/14 (Proposed)

$2,296,859

$268,733

2012/13 (Current)

$1,810,179

$211,791

2011/12

$2,332,073

$276,130

 

?????? Whilst the proposed 2013/14 Nambucca budget is significantly up from the current year (27%), it is actually very similar to that of 2011/12 (slightly down).

?????? The main reason for this increase is the need to maintain a more regular vehicle replacement program of the Zone?s ?Red Fleet?, i.e. tankers and support vehicles (not including ?White Fleet ? staff vehicles).  A summary of Nambucca?s Red Fleet by age is as follows:

 

Year of Manufacture

Vehicle Age

Vehicle Number

2008-12

0-5

5

2003-07

6-10

7

1998-02

11-15

11

1993-97

16-20

7

1988-92

>20

3

Total

 

33

 

?????? Having operational / emergency vehicles > 20 years is totally unacceptable, preference being to replace vehicles > 15 years of age.  Proposed replacements for 2013/14 include the 1994 South Arm Cat 9 and the 1995 Talarm Cat 1 (via Valla).

?????? From an assets perspective, it is also proposed to construct 2 more concrete driveways for Talarm and Argents Hill Brigade sheds at $10K each.

?????? The proposed budget assumes a 3% increase in Program Charges / VASS.

?????? Salaries up > 20% (for the first time in many years the Zone has all 7 staff positions permanently filled).

?????? 2012/13 fire season has been a lot more intense than the previous 2 years, hence need to replace many operational items (including PPE).

?????? Other minor increases include the purchase of Yellow Shirts (PPE), meals, etc.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

General Manager

Rural Fire Service.

Liaison Committee

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

There are no implications for the environment.

 

Social

There are no social implications.

 

Economic

The economic implications associated with the ability of Council to fund RFS contribution increases are off-set against the reduction of Council services to Nambucca Valley communities to compensate for the increase

 

Risk

There is the risk of an increase on the draft ?BID? once it leaves the regional office and forwarded to the state. In the event that the budget is over expended by the RFS, Council will be required to pay for the over expenditure.

 

This draft ?BID? does include proposed plant replacement.

 


FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

The 2012/13 budget incorporated the RFS contribution based on advice of the then RFS Area Acting Zone Manager for the Lower North Coast Zone.? The figures supplied for the 2013/14 BID will be included in the draft Council budget and management plan.? There is the risk of an increase on the draft ?BID? once it leaves the regional office and forwarded to the state.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is no variation anticipated to working funds for this financial year

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

The increase of 27% will have an effect on the budget and other Council infrastructure when determining the budget.

 

 

 

Attachments:

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Rural Fire Service draft ?BID?

 

 

 

 

 

Placeholder for Attachment 1

 

 

 

Rural Fire Service draft ?BID?

 

 

 

Circularised document (Trim 2908/2013)

 

 

? ?