Ordinary Council Meeting - 30 May 2013
LATE AGENDA Page
10 General Manager Report
General Manager's Report
AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES: Michael Coulter, General Manager
The report is short. A summary is not required.
NOTE: This matter requires a “Planning Decision” referred to in Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requiring the General Manager to record the names of each Councillor supporting and opposing the decision.
That Council approve the request from Haslin Constructions Pty Ltd to extend Saturday working hours at the Bowraville Off River Water Storage to 8.00am to 4.00pm, subject to no haulage of materials to or from the site being undertaken between 1.00pm and 4.00pm.
Council can reject the application.
Council has received the attached request from Haslin Constructions Pty Ltd to extend Saturday working hours on the Bowraville Off River Water Storage Project from 8.00am to 1.00pm to 8.00am to 4.00pm, an additional 3 hours. The request is made in an effort to mitigate some of the time lost due to wet weather delays in the first three months of 2013. The proposed extended working hours only relate to on-site works and not to the haulage of materials to or from the site.
Haslin Constructions has obtained letters of consent from neighbouring property owners/occupiers in relation to the proposed extension of Saturday working hours.
On 20 October 2010 Council resolved to approve the Activity (dam) under Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act subject to it being constructed in accordance with the requirements and mitigation measures identified in the EIS prepared by GHD and the requirements of other licences, approvals and permits issued by the various State Government agencies.
Page 12-15 of the EIS states that;
“Construction activities would primarily be undertaken between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 7am to 1pm Saturdays…”
It is agreed with Haslin Constructions that extending working hours from 1.00pm to 4.00pm on Saturday, excluding any haulage of materials to and from the site, should not affect the amenity of the area. It will potentially enable the work to be completed earlier than would otherwise be the case which is in the interests of Haslin Constructions, residents and Council.
Haslin Constructions have consulted with the EPA and neighbouring residents.
As there has been consultation with the neighbouring residents it is not considered necessary to advertise the proposed modification of working hours for comment.
There are no significant implications for the environment. The approval for extended hours only relates to site works and does not include the haulage of materials to or from the site.
There are no significant social implications. Haslin Constructions has undertaken consultation with adjoining property owners/occupiers and no issues have been raised which can’t be resolved through consultation.
There are no significant economic implications.
It is in Council’s interests for the contractor, Haslin Constructions to maintain their construction timetable and to be able to manage their costs.
Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets
There is no budgetary impact for Council.
Source of fund and any variance to working funds
There is no impact on working funds.
Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications
There is no impact on service levels or staff resources.
13078/2013 - Haslin Constructions - request for extended working hours