NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

 

Ordinary Council Meeting - 30 May 2013

 

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10      General Manager Report

10.11 Haslin Constructions Pty Ltd - Request to extend Saturday working hours at the Bowraville Off River Water Storage from 8.00am to 1.00pm to 8.00am to 4.00pm.............................. 2    

 

 

 

 


      


Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                    30 May 2013

General Manager's Report

ITEM 10.11  SF1669            300513        Haslin Constructions Pty Ltd - Request to extend Saturday working hours at the Bowraville Off River Water Storage from 8.00am to 1.00pm to 8.00am to 4.00pm

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Michael Coulter, General Manager         

 

Summary:

 

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.

 

Recommendation:

 

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.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council can reject the application.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

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.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

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.

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

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.

 

Social

 

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.

 

Economic

 

There are no significant economic implications.

 

Risk

 

It is in Council’s interests for the contractor, Haslin Constructions to maintain their construction timetable and to be able to manage their costs.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

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.

 

Attachments:

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13078/2013 - Haslin Constructions - request for extended working hours

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 30 May 2013

Haslin Constructions Pty Ltd - Request to extend Saturday working hours at the Bowraville Off River Water Storage from 8.00am to 1.00pm to 8.00am to 4.00pm