NAMBUCCA

SHIRE COUNCIL

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

AGENDA ITEMS

29 August 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 last Thursday of each month commencing at 5.30 pm AND a full day meeting commencing at 8.30 am on the Wednesday two weeks and one day before the Thursday meeting. 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 Council?s website: www.nambucca.nsw.gov.au


 

NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

Ordinary Council Meeting - 29 August 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 - 14 August 2013

5??????? NOTICES OF MOTION

5.1???? Notice of Motion - Wilson Road - Recently Raised Speed Zone (SF1009)..... 6

5.2???? Notice of Motion - Request for Leave of Absence - Cr Bob Morrison 7 to 23 October 2013 (SF1788).............................................................................. 7 ?

6??????? PUBLIC FORUM

i)             Mrs June Owen ?Questions regarding the new Dam

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................................................................ 8

9.2???? Costs to Communities and Councils arising out of Antimony Mining and Processing in River Catchments............................................................... 12

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 5-16 August 2013............................................ 16

10.2?? Schedule of Council Public Meetings......................................................... 19

10.3?? Gordon Park Rainforest Committee of Management - Annual General Meeting - 8 August 2013- Minutes.......................................................................... 20

10.4?? Unkya Reserve Committee of Management - Minutes of Annual General Meeting - 17 July 2013............................................................................. 30

10.5?? Missabotti Community Centre Committee of Management AGM - 14 July 2013 - Minutes......................................................................................... 33

10.6?? Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage and Museum - Committee of Management - Annual General Meeting 10 August 2013................................................... 41

10.7?? Utungun Community Centre Committee of Management - Minutes of Annual General Meeting - 27 November 2012....................................................... 50

10.8?? Contract Regulatory Officer's Report July 2013......................................... 56

10.9?? Integrated Planning & Reporting ? Delivery Program 2012-2016 Progress Report To 30 June 2013 ........................................................................... 57

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

11.1?? Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre Committee - Minutes - 6 August 2013....................................................................................................... 107

11.2?? Road Rehabilitation - Revised Work Program 2013/2014.......................... 110 ???


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

12.1?? Valla Quarry - Compliance with Consent Conditions - Proposed Application to Modify Consent to Permit Increased Output

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) (g) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that 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??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 29 August 2013

Notice of Motion

ITEM 5.1???? SF1817??????????? 290813??????? Notice of Motion - Wilson Road - Recently Raised Speed Zone (SF1009)

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:?? Rhonda Hoban, Councillor ????????

 

Summary:

 

As a result of community concerns for safety council requested that the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) conduct a speed zone review on Wilson Road with a view to lowering the speed limit.? The RMS conducted the review and although they recommended lowering the speed limit along most of Wilson Road, they actually raised the speed limit from 200m west of Coronation Road to 400m west of Spaldings Lane, replacing the existing 60kph zone with a 70kph zone.

 

I have received representations from residents who access Wilson Rd along this section requesting that the original 60kph zone be reinstated. They have found that many motorists exceed the speed limit by at least ten kph and where there is limited sight distance this extra speed significantly increases the risk to motorists entering or exiting Wilson Road.

 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1??????? That Council write to the Roads and Maritime Services requesting the reinstatement of the 60kph zone on Wilson Road from 200m west of Coronation Road to 400m west of Spaldings Lane Macksville.

 

2??????? That in the event Roads and Maritime Services refuse to lower the speed limit, Council provide concealed driveway warning signage in the vicinity of the access to 91, 95 and 105 Wilson Road.

 

 

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 29 August 2013

Notice of Motion

ITEM 5.2???? SF1817??????????? 290813??????? Notice of Motion - Request for Leave of Absence - Cr Bob Morrison 7 to 23 October 2013 (SF1788)

 

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

 

Summary:

 

I request leave for the period 7 to 23 October 2013 inclusive, for personal reasons.

 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Cr Bob Morrison be granted leave of absence in accordance with Section 234(d) of the Local Government Act for the period 7 to 23 October 2013 inclusive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments:

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


Ordinary Council Meeting??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 29 August 2013

General Manager

ITEM 9.1???? SF959????????????? 290813??????? Outstanding Actions and Reports

 

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

 

 

The following table is a report on all outstanding resolutions and questions from Councillors (except development consents, development control plans & local environmental plans). Matters which are simply noted or received, together with resolutions adopting rates, fees and charges are not listed as outstanding actions. Where matters have been actioned they are indicated with strikethrough and then removed from the report to the following meeting. Please note that the status comments have been made one week before the Council meeting.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

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

 

 

 

No

FILE

NO

COUNCIL

MEETING

SUMMARY OF MATTER

ACTION

BY

STATUS

 

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.

 

Part funding for a Flood Risk Management Plan which would consider filling is included in the 2013/14 Environmental Levy program.? A grant has been applied for, if unsuccessful will not proceed until next year.

 

JULY 2011

2

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 finalisation of Nambucca River Flood Studies which are presently on exhibition, will report to Committee then Council once adopted then proceed with amending the climate change policy and report to Council.

 

Council staff to report on carbon emissions for Council activities to a meeting in September 2013.

 


 

OCTOBER 2011

3

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

Change in Rates staff meant that there has not been the opportunity to review the criteria.? To be reported in 2013/2014.

 

Once Finance Structure resolved this matter should progress.

 

OCTOBER 2012

4

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

Discussed at meeting on 18 March 2013.? Agreed that Boral and APS would prepare a traffic study.

Study completed & a copy was provided to Council on 31 July.? Meeting to be arranged with RMS and Trade & Investment preparatory to APS lodging an application to modify the consent to increase output from 90,000 tonnes p.a. to 200,000 tonnes p.a.

 

MARCH 2013

 

5

SF1031

28/3/2013

That there be a review in 6 months time of the policy on rainwater tank rebates to determine whether or not there should be an increase in funding.

 

AGMES

Report due October 2013

 

6

RF284

28/3/2013

Council write to the Minister for Transport to expedite the upgrade and replacement of load limited railway bridges (overpasses) on Browns Crossing Road

 

AGMES

Letter written w/e 5/4/2013

Verbal advice has been provided to Council that a Ministerial request for information was forwarded to the Rail Authority seeking information on the bridges.

Further letter sent 31/7/13

 

Staff investigating whether letter have been sent.

 

 

APRIL 2013

 

7

SF601

10/4/2013

Council request RMS to urgently prepare for On and Off ramps for the Pacific Highway in the vicinity in North Macksville as to facilitate a discussion

 

GM

Letter sent to RMS on 12 April 2013

Mayor and Ms Janine Reed attended Community Cabinet meeting in Taree on 20 May 2013 in relation to this.

 

Meeting with rms 30 May 2013.? Issue discussed.? Rms are preparing a concept with indicative costing and will supply to Council.

 

Suggested indicative costing is $10M.

 

Concept plan not received as at 7 August 2013.? Follow up letter sent.

 

 


 

JULY 2013

8

SF251

10/7/2013

A delegation comprising the Mayor, interested Councillors, a rep of the three Chambers of Commerce and a victim of crime seek an urgent meeting with the Minister for Police and the Hon. Andrew Stoner MP.? Also stat dec forms be distributed and a media release be issued.

 

GM

Request sent to Andrew Stoner?s office on 12/7/2013.? Media release issued on 12/7/2013.? Stat. dec. forms circulated.

9

SF453

10/7/2013

Councillors be notified of the next scheduled meeting of the Coffs Coast Waste Service and Council follow up Bellingen Shire Council.

 

GM

Waste Management Officer to advise Councillors of next meeting.? Follow up letter sent to Bellingen Shire Council on 19/7/2013

10

RF275

25/7/2013

Council request that RMS consider providing Natural Disaster Funding for the provision of a bicycle/walking/horse riding trail in lieu of reinstating the Bowraville to Bellingen Road.

 

GM

Letter sent 1 August 2013.

11

SF1031

25/7/2013

There be a further report to Council on 11 September to consider the adoption of Local Approval Policies.

 

AGMCCS

Report to meeting on 11 September 2013.

AUGUST 2013

12

SF1817

14/08/2013

That the Waste Management Officer report to Council on alternate arrangements for providing a bulk waste collection service.

 

AGMES

Will be combined with the waste management quarterly report in October 2013.

13

SF593

14/08/2013

That there be a report to Council and an on-site inspection of 8 Creek Street, Nambucca Heads in relation to the reported drainage problems.

 

AGMES

Report and inspection on 11 September 2013.

14

SF29

14/08/2013

That Council receive a report on how its resolution about seeking independent legal advice about any future council alliances and then tracking net asset movements will be captured/used in Council?s procurement policy/processes.? The report is to also provide information on the Destination 2036 Working Party report on local government alliances.

 

AGMCCS

Report in September 2013.

15

LF6107

14/08/2013

There be a report to Council on the circumstances relating to the construction of a shed and other improvements on the Alpha Street road reservation.

 

GM

Report in October 2013.

16

SF1031

14/08/2013

Council write to the RFS asking them what their proposed service level for the future will be and from that what their accommodation arrangements are likely to be (at NEOC).

 

AGMES

 

17

SF1031

14/08/2013

That the tree policy be again presented after Councillors have had sufficient time to comment on the amendments presented by Councillors and in view of the previous motion of Council, namely ?Tree Removal (SF629) containing the 6D principles.

 

 

AGMES

Report in September 2013.

18

PV4/2013

14/08/2013

That an appointment to the position of AGM Development, Environment and Community Services be deferred pending a further report to Council on the management of this section.

 

GM

Report to meeting on 11 September 2013

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

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Ordinary Council Meeting??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 29 August 2013

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.2???? SF757????????????? 290813??????? Costs to Communities and Councils arising out of Antimony Mining and Processing in River Catchments

 

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

 

Summary:

 

A summary is not required.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the information from Kempsey Shire Council concerning the costs to communities and councils arising out of antimony mining and processing activities be received.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

There are no options.? The report is for information.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

It will be recalled at the Council meeting held at Burrapine Hall on 28 March of this year there was considerable discussion about exploratory licences which had been issued for mining and in particular the mining of antimony.

 

Some in attendance at the meeting recollect that it was agreed to obtain information from both Kempsey Shire Council and Bellingen Shire Council on the costs to each respective Council and their community of the antimony mining and processing which occurred within their river catchments.

 

Subsequently a letter was sent to the General Managers of both Councils asking they provide information on the specific costs, or if specific costs are lacking, any general information they may have on monitoring or the work which has been undertaken as a consequence of the antimony mining.

 

A response to Council?s letter of 4 July 2013 has now been received from Kempsey Shire Council and is attached.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been consultation with Bellingen and Kempsey Shire Councils.

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

The response from Kempsey Shire Council indicates the issues pertaining to current and legacy antimony and gold mining activities.

 

Social

 

The correspondence indicates the social issues.

 

Economic

 

There is not enough information in the letter to consider economic issues.

 

Risk

 

The letter from Kempsey Shire Council indicates the risks associated with mining in river valleys affected by heavy rainfall and flooding.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There are no budgetary implications for Nambucca Shire Council.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There are no implications for working funds.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

There has been minor staff time allocated to sending and receiving letters and preparing this report.

 

Attachments:

1View

20140/2013 - Response from Kempsey Shire Council

0 Pages

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 29 August 2013

Costs to Communities and Councils arising out of Antimony Mining and Processing in River Catchments

 


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Ordinary Council Meeting??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 29 August 2013

Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services Report

ITEM 10.1?? SF1823??????????? 290813??????? Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined to 5-16 August 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) (One application is in excess of 12 months old).

 

Table 2 is development applications which have been received but not yet determined due to submissions received. In accordance with Minute 848/08 from Council meeting of 18 December 2008, should any Councillor wish to ?call in? an application a Notice of Motion is required specifying the reasons why it is to be ?called in?.

 

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

 

Recommendation:

 

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

 

 

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

 

DA NO

DATE OF RECEIPT

PROPOSAL

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED/
STAFF COMMENTS

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

Voluntary Planning Agreement supported by Council at its 28 February 2013 meeting.

Meeting with applicant and planning agreed that Council would assess its section of the link road under Part 5 of the EPAA.? Concept plan for Link Road currently being prepared for assessment.? Will be exhibited with VPA.

 

Please note that there is one 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

2013/029

11/03/2013

32 Lot Large Lot Residential Subdivision plus 1 Rural Residue Lot

Lot 2 DP 773170, 166 Bald Hill Road, Macksville

????? Road design to provide flood free access to eastern end of the proposed subdivision

????? Intersection is extremely dangerous for existing residents as already many accidents

????? Dangerous blind spots on Bald Hill road and grass shoulders

????? Existing wildlife corridor which has been there for more than 50 years ? will this be preserved or destroyed?

????? The Road, Power and Phone lines are in constant disrepair

????? Not clear on effluent disposal

????? Enquiring if Council are going to notify all property owners on Bald Hill Road

 

Reviewing DA and submissions

Town Planning Staff and RFS concerns have been reported to applicant

Applicant is preparing amended plans

RFS have now issued conditions and Town Planners

2013/057

02/05/2013

Dual Occupancy & Demolition of existing dwelling

Lot 10 Section C, DP 17707, 2 Waratah Street, Scotts Head

????? Amenity ? view sharing concerns ? height limits and loss of views therefore property value decrease

????? Compliance concerns ? query on complying with sq metre rule excluding access handles

????? Adjacent windows on 2nd floor overlook external area

???? Privacy concerns ? increase in noise levels due to increased housing density and location of buildings

????? Demolition concerns ? regarding the removal of asbestos

????? Could set precedent in dual occupancies and parking issues

 

Officer assessing proposal and submissions

 

To be reported to Council 11 September 2013.

2013/098

16/07/2013

Health Consulting Rooms

Lot 11 DP 255481, 8 Kuta Avenue, Valla Beach

????? Parking which may occur on Kuta Avenue speeding of vehicles down the street

????? Increase in traffic where children play

????? Unrealistic parking spaces and blocking in cards

????? Better placed in Commercial zone

????? All residents of Valla Beach should have access to this proposal and not just neighbours

????? Effect on rate value of properties

????? Bus stop which is busy at school times

????? Ketut Avenue too small for extra parking and steep incline

????? Centre parking will not allow residents to have their own parking

????? Garbage collection will be impossible

????? Details missing from Development:

???? Hours of operation

???? Number of Staff

???? Loading facilities

???? Handicap facility

???? Are drugs stored on premises

???? Is there security

???? Not to scale

???? Potential 300 patients a week plus staff and associated traffic

???? Any political donation or gifts

 

Officer assessing proposal

2013/099

19/07/2013

Dwelling

Lot 23 DP 1174254, Geoffrey Charles Place, Congarinni

????? Close to proximity to the road and will set precedent

2013/103

24/07/2013

Earthworks (flat area to ride horses)

Lot 3 DP 1088611, 288 Talarm Road, Talarm

????? Large excavation

????? Council to request sufficient plantings, some on western side or roadway to ensure stability of all excavations

????? As large size arena it is hoped that not used by large numbers of people on a regular or commercial basis

 

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report. ?


Ordinary Council Meeting??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 29 August 2013

Corporate and Community Services

ITEM 10.2?? SF251????????????? 290813??????? 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

Ordinary Council Meeting

29/08/2013

Missabotti Hall

Leave Council Chambers at 4.00 pm

5.30 PM

Water Supply Steering Committee

04/09/2013

Bowraville site

Leave Council Chambers at 10.15 am

10.45 AM

Ordinary Council Meeting

11/09/2013

Council Chambers

8.30 AM

Access Committee

24/09/2013

Council Chambers

2.00 PM

Ordinary Council Meeting

26/09/2013

Warrell Creek Hall

Leave Council Chambers at 4.30 pm

5.30 PM

Water Supply Steering Committee

02/10/2013

Bowraville site

Leave Council Chambers at 10.15 am

10.45 AM

Ordinary Council Meeting

16/10/2013

Council Chambers

8.30 AM

Access Committee

22/10/2013

Council Chambers

2.00 PM

Ordinary Council Meeting

31/10/2013

Taylors Arm Hall

Leave Council Chambers at 4.30 pm

5.30 PM

Water Supply Steering Committee

06/11/2013

Bowraville site

Leave Council Chambers at 10.15 am

10.45 AM

Ordinary Council Meeting

13/11/2013

Council Chambers

8.30 AM

Access Committee

26/11/2013

Council Chambers

2.00 PM

Ordinary Council Meeting

28/11/2013

South Arm Hall

Leave Council Chambers at 4.30 pm

5.30 PM

Ordinary Council Meeting

11/12/2013

Council Chambers

8.30 AM

Ordinary Council Meeting

15/01/2014

Council Chambers

8.30 AM

Ordinary Council Meeting

30/01/2014

Council Chambers

5.30 PM

Ordinary Council Meeting

12/02/2014

Council Chambers

8.30 AM

 

Note:?? Departure times to Rural Halls have been added.

Note:?? Meetings at the Rural Halls commence with light refreshments at 5.00 pm.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 29 August 2013

Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services Report

ITEM 10.3?? SF312????????????? 290813??????? Gordon Park Rainforest Committee of Management - Annual General Meeting - 8 August 2013- Minutes

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The report acknowledges the minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Gordon Park Rainforest Committee of Management, which was held on 8 August 2013, and the new Committee.? A copy of the minutes and financial statement is at the end of this report.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council endorse the minutes of the Committee of Management of the Gordon Park Rainforest Annual General Meeting which was held on 8 August 2013 and that Council thank the outgoing Committee for their work in 2011/2012.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

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

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The AGM of the Gordon Park Rainforest Committee of Management was held on Thursday 8 August 2013.

 

The Committee of Management for 2013/2014 consists of:

 

President???????????????????????????????? Gwen Harden

Vice President???????????????????????? Edna Stride

Secretary/Treasurer???????????????? John Tait

Work Coordinator???????????????????? John Tait

Other Committee Members????? Rhonda Davies, Peter Dingle, Jenni Pass, John Pass, Dot Secomb,

?????????????????????????????????????????????? Anne Smyth, Margaret Anne Well

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been no consultation in preparing this report.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no implications on the environment.

 

Social

 

There are no social implications


Economic

 

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

There are no risk implications.

 

 

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 is no variance to working funds.

 


 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report. ?


Ordinary Council Meeting??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 29 August 2013

Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services Report

ITEM 10.4?? SF339????????????? 290813??????? Unkya Reserve Committee of Management - Minutes of Annual General Meeting - 17 July 2013

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The report acknowledges the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 17 July 2013 of the Unkya Reserve Committee of Management and the new Committee.? Copies of the Minutes of this meeting and the financial statement are provided at the end of this report.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council endorse the Minutes of the Committee of Management for the Unkya Reserve?s Annual General Meeting held on 17 July 2013 and thank the outgoing Committee for their work during 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 Unkya Reserve?s Committee of Management was held on 17 July 2013.

 

The Committee of Management for 2013/2014 comprises:

 

President????????????? Benita Schuh

Vice President????? Sharon Cunial

Treasurer???????????? Jenny Gibson

Secretary ???????????? Karina Daniels

Committee??????????? Kathryn Dwyer, Nigel Thurgood, Jenny Gibson, Ali Buckley

 

 

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 direct or indirect impacts on current and future budgets.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There are no implications on working funds.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

The matter is being attended to by the General Manager.

 

 

 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT

 

UNKYA RESERVE COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT -RECONCILIATION REPORT - 3

1 JULY 2012 - 30 JUNE 2013

 

 

 

 

A/C 53958 - ANNUAL? SUB-ACCOUNT TOTALS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

?A/C AT 30/6/12

?INCOME

EXPENSES

?A/C AT? 30 JUNE

S11 - RESERVE

7592.75

3010.86

10367.37

236.24

S11.1 - GRANT

3366.86

43501.93

44056.14

2812.65

S11.2 MARKET

0.00

8995.71

4412.70

3482.11

 

 

 

 

(NB adj for outstanding

 

 

 

 

?chqs and mkt cash)

FLOAT TIN AT 30 JUNE

 

 

 

350.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTIVITY JULY 2013 TO DATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S 11.2 -?? MKT TAKINGS BANKED

 

1198.4

 

 

S11 - NSC GST REFUND

 

3531.94

 

 

S11 - REGULAR? TFR

CSH FROM S11.2

200.00

200.00

 

 

 


 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 29 August 2013

Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services Report

ITEM 10.5?? SF321????????????? 290813??????? Missabotti Community Centre Committee of Management AGM - 14 July 2013 - Minutes

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The report acknowledges the Annual General Meeting of the Missabotti Community Centre Committee of Management and the new Committee.? Copies of the Minutes of this meeting are attached. A copy of the Treasurer?s report is at the end of this report.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council endorse minutes of the Committee of Management for the Missabotti Community Centre?s Annual General Meeting held on 14 July 2013, 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 AGM of the Missabotti Community Centre Committee of Management was held on Wednesday 14 July 2013.

 

The Committee of Management for 2013/2014 is:

 

President?????????????????????? Dawn Kennedy

Vice President??????????????? June Owen

Secretary?????????????????????? Karen Bindoff

Treasurer ????????????????????? Marnie Moran

Maintenance Manager??? Adrian Weir

Events Manager???????????? Lisa Milner

Shed Manager??????????????? Mick Moran

Committee Members:????? Dianna Trilsbach, Tina Holmes, Sharon Coleman, John Owen, Mark Hudson

 

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

 

There are no risk implications.

 

 

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

 

There are no changes or implications stemming from this report.

 


 

Attachments:

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Ordinary Council Meeting??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 29 August 2013

Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services Report

ITEM 10.6?? SF315????????????? 290813??????? Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage and Museum - Committee of Management - Annual General Meeting 10 August 2013

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:?? Monika Schuhmacher, Executive Assistant/Business Services Unit ????????

 

Summary:

 

The report acknowledges the minutes of the Annual General meeting of the Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage and Museum Committee of Management held on 10 August 2013, and the new Committee.? A copy of the minutes including the Treasurer?s Report is attached.

 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council endorse the minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 10 August 2013 for the Committee of Management for the Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage and Museum and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in the past twelve months.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

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

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The AGM of the Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage and Museum Committee of Management was held on 10 August 2013.

 

The new office bearers for the Committee are:

 

President ????????????????????? Joy Lane

Secretary?????????????????????? Geoff Minett and Joy Lane

Treasurer?????????????????????? Gwenda Dew

Research Officer??????????? Geoff Minett

Committee Members????? Col Naphtali and John Kirkman

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been no further consultation in regard to these minutes.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

This Committee is dedicated to the care, control and management of the Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage and Museum.

 

Social

 

There are no social implications.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

There are no risks associated with this report.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There is no impact direct or indirect on current and future budgets.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There are no implications on working funds.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There are no implications for working funds.

 

 

Attachments:

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Ordinary Council Meeting??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 29 August 2013

Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services Report

ITEM 10.7?? SF340????????????? 290813??????? Utungun Community Centre Committee of Management - Minutes of Annual General Meeting - 27 November 2012

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The report acknowledges the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Utungun Community Centre?s Committee of Management and the new Committee for 27 November 2012.? A copy of the Minutes including the financial statement is .

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council endorse the Minutes of the Committee of Management for the Utungun Community Centre?s Annual General Meeting held on 27 November 2012.

 

 

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 Utungun Community Centre was held on 27 November 2012.

 

The Committee of Management for 2012/2013 comprises:

 

President????????????? Libby Ussher

Vice President????? Emelia Ussher

Secretary????????????? Vanessa Bekis

Treasurer???????????? Janine Reed

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Ms Janine Reed, Treasurer

 

 

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 is no direct or indirect impact on current and future budgets.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There are implications on working funds.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

There are changes to service levels or resourcing/staff implications.

 

Attachments:

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20042/2013 - Minutes of AGM - 27 November 2012 - including Financial Statement

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 29 August 2013

Utungun Community Centre Committee of Management - Minutes of Annual General Meeting - 27 November 2012

 

UTUNGUN COMMUNITY CENTRE

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 27TH NOVEMBER 2012

MINUTES

 

Welcome: By Paul Schadel

 

Open: 7.10pm

 

Present: John Cumberland, Libby Ussher and Peter Ussher, Emelia Ussher, Doug Urquhart, Maureen Ward, Mavis Ward, Janine and Barry Reed, Gwen and Mike Green, Paul and Gail Schadel, Vanessa Bekis

 

Apologies: Elaine South, Libby Cumberland, Michael Green, Tim Bekis

 

MINUTES FROM PREVIOUS AGM:???????????????????????????????????????????????

Moved by Mavis Ward????????????? Seconded Gwen Green??? Carried

 

PRESIDENTS REPORT:

Moved by Paul Schadel??????????? Seconded Doug Urquhart? Carried

 

TREASURER?S REPORT:

Moved by Janine Reed???????????? Seconded John Johnson as tabled be accepted.????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Carried

ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS:

The President shall declare all office positions vacant

President: Libby Ussher?? moved Janine?? Reed??????????????? Seconded Vanessa Bekis

??????? ???? : Paul Schadel???? moved John Cumberland? Seconded Doug Urquhart

???? Ballot conducted ? Libby Ussher voted as President

Vice President: Paul Schadel? moved Doug Urquhart?????? Seconded John Johnson

??????? ????? : Emelia Ussher? moved Gwen Green Seconded Janine Reed

???? Ballot conducted ? Emelia Ussher voted as Vice President

Secretary: Vanessa Bekis??????????????? moved Libby Ussher???????? Seconded Peter Ussher

 

Treasurer: Janine Reed?????????? moved Mavis Ward?????????? Seconded Doug Urquhart

 

Fundraisers: Emelia Ussher, Vanessa Bekis, Maureen Ward, Tim Bekis, Mick & Debbie Green

 

Catering Committee: Dulcie Johnson and Gwen Green

 

Appointment of Honorary Auditor: Dave McCormack

 


 

Hall Fees and Membership Fees:

Hall fees to be:

???? $25 per ? day, $50 per full day meeting (hall to be left clean)

???? $150 per function with $250 Bond (bond to be returned if hall left clean and all rubbish removed), financial members of Utungun Community Centreget 50% discount.

???? Nambucca Entertainers ? Remain $1 per person

???? Quilters group- $2 per person on Wednesdays, $3 per person on Fridays

 

Moved Janine?? Reed????????? Seconded Emelia Ussher??????????????? Carried

Membership fees to be:

 

Doug Urquhart moved to keep membership fees at $5 per person or $10 per family.? Seconded Maureen Ward Carried

 

Meeting Closed 9pm

 

 

 

UTUNGUN COMMUNITY CENTRE

GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 27TH NOVEMBER 2012-12-12

AGENDA

 

Open & Welcome: Meeting declared open by Libby Ussher and vote of thanks moved for Paul and Gail?s valuable contributions and dedication in the past.

 

Present: John Cumberland, Libby Ussher and Peter Ussher, Emelia Ussher, Doug Urquhart, Maureen Ward, Mavis Ward, Janine and Barry Reed, Gwen and Mike Green, Paul and Gail Schadel, Vanessa Bekis

 

Apologies: South, Libby Cumberland, Michael Green, Tim Bekis

 

Minutes from Previous meeting: Read by Vanessa Bekis

Moved as correct Janine Reed????????? Seconded Paul Schadel??? Carried

 

Business Arising:

???? Tennis Court Grants- Janine

To reopen the courts it would need to be its own incorporated identity and would need upgrading. The tennis court is vested to council and it would be a long process to get it back. Janine moves to defer the discussion till next meeting. Seconded Gwen. Carried.

???? Frog Flag- Vanessa Bekis

Vanessa has looked into the artist she knows but the artist has moved away from the area. Libby moves that further discussion on this matter be moved to next meeting. Seconded gwen. Carried

???? Utungun Hall Sign- Sign needs to be repaired. Janine moves to defer till next meeting. Seconded John Johnson. Carried

???? Incorporation: need to monitor. Need to see how we stand with council.

Correspondence :

 

Treasures Report:

 

Other Reports:

 

General Business

???? Applications for volunteer work- forms /fact sheets tabled by Gail Schadel

???? Cooling system for supper room- 2 quotes provided. Paul Schadel moves ?we install 2 ceiling fans in the supper room and an oscillating fan in the supper room. Seconded Maureen. Carried. Barry moves ?change to switches with pilot lights in kitchen- Seconded Gwen. Carried.

???? Christmas Party- DJ Bisho booked. Flyers made and delivered all around town and to locals. Donations from local business have been received.

 


 

UTUNGUN COMMUNITY CENTRE COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT

FINANCIAL STATEMENT AS AT 26 NOVEMBER 2012

 

Income:

Hall Rental

?$1,037.00

Membership fees etc

?$ 361.00

Donations

?$921.45

Events - Catering

?$3,139.34

Interest Received

?$186.07

Total Income

?$5,644.86

Expenses:

Electricity

-$1,048.24

Equipment - tables, refrigerator

-$1,898.36

Events, catering expenses

-$1,087.59

Maintenance

-$2,037.34

Interest

-$1.13

Landcare Project

-$ 95.00

History Project - Nominal Board

-$2,450.81

Total Expenses

-$8,618.47

SHORTFALL:

-$2,973.61

?Funds b/f

?Funds On Hand

Bank Accounts:

26-Nov-11

25-Nov-12

Change

S1

Interest bearing account

?$5,274.85

-$2,031.23

?$3,243.62

S1.1

Landcare account

?$ 17.18

-$17.18

?$?? -??

S10

Working account

?$651.42

-$1,016.43

-$365.01

S10.1

Landcare account

?$2,805.90

-$2,710.90

?$ 95.00

S98

Shareholders

?$150.00

-$150.00

?$?? -??

I57

History fund

?$3,500.00

-$3,500.00

?$?? -??

?$12,399.35

-$9,425.74

?$2,973.61

 


Ordinary Council Meeting??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 29 August 2013

Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services Report

ITEM 10.8?? SF1148??????????? 290813??????? Contract Regulatory Officer's Report July 2013

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The following is the Contract Regulatory Officer?s Report for July 2013.

 

Recommendation:

 

That the report from the Contract Regulatory Officer for July 2013 be received and noted by Council.

 

 

Cats

Dogs

COUNCIL?S SEIZURE ACTIVITY

 

 

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

???????? 2

8

Returned to Owner

0

5

Transferred to - Council's Facility from Seizure Activities

2

3

ANIMALS IN AND ARRIVING AT COUNCIL'S FACILITY

 

 

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

0

1

Abandoned or Stray

2

4

Surrendered

0

1

Animals transferred from Seizure Activities

2

3

Total Incoming Animals

4

9

ANIMALS LEAVING COUNCIL'S FACILITY

 

 

Released to Owners

0

2

Sold

0

1

Released to Organisations for Rehoming

0

0

Died at Council's Facility(other than euthanased)

0

0

Stolen from Council's Facility

0

0

Escaped from Council's Facility

0

0

Other

0

0

EUTHANASED

 

 

Restricted Dogs

 

0

Dangerous Dogs

 

0

Owner?s Request

0

0

Due to Illness, Disease or Injury

0

0

Feral/infant animal

2

0

Unsuitable for rehoming

1

2

Unable to be rehomed

1

0

Total Euthanased

4

2

Total Outgoing Animals

4

5

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

0

4

 

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

55

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 29 August 2013

Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services Report

ITEM 10.9?? SF1620??????????? 290813??????? Integrated Planning & Reporting ? Delivery Program 2012-2016 Progress Report To 30 June 2013

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:?? Peter Wilson, Assistant General Manager Corporate and Community Services ????????

 

Summary:

 

A report on the progress in achieving the objectives in Council?s Four Year Delivery Program 2012-2016 for the year ending 30 June 2013.

 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1??????? That Council endorse the 2012/13?2015/16 Delivery Program Progress Report for the year ending 30 June 2013.

 

2??????? That the summary of achievements, highlights and events for 2012/13 be noted.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

There are no options as Council has resolved to adopt a six monthly reporting cycle in line with the legislative provisions of the Act.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The Delivery Program and Operational Plan is the point where the community?s strategic goals are systematically translated into actions. These are the principal activities to be undertaken by the council to implement the strategies established by the Community Strategic Plan within the resources available under the Resourcing Strategy.

The Delivery Program is a statement of commitment to the community from each newly elected council. In preparing the program, the council is accounting for its stewardship of the community?s long-term goals, outlining what it intends to do towards achieving these goals during its term of office and what its priorities will be.

The Delivery Program replaces the former Management Plan requirements. It is designed as the single point of reference for all principal activities undertaken by the council during its term of office. All plans, projects, activities and funding allocations must be directly linked to this Program.

Supporting the Delivery Program is an annual Operational Plan. It spells out the details of the Program ? the individual projects and activities that will be undertaken each year to achieve the commitments made in the Delivery Program.

 

The presentation of the progress report is an opportune time to reflect on the achievements of the council and events that occurred over the past 12 months that have impacted on our community and the organisation:

 

???? NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure approved the rezoning for stage one of the ?Valla Urban Growth Area? encompassing a 280 hectare area identified for industrial and residential development and environmental living.

 

???? Nambucca Shire Council?s standalone library service commenced in July 2012.

 

???? Council?s application for a 4% loan interest subsidy under the NSW Government?s Local infrastructure Renewal Scheme (LIRS) for the Bridge Replacement Program totalling $1.314M successful.?

 

???? Tenders awarded to build the $54million Off-River Water Storage Dam at Bowraville.

 

???? Council agreed to sell the Macksville Saleyards and Showground to the Nambucca River District Agricultural Association for $1.00. Sale conditions included a commitment from Council to pay legal costs, upgrade the wastewater management system and to provide annual financial assistance for a 10-year period.

 

???? Grant of $566,000 provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing to deliver a number of healthy eating, living and activity programs in 2012/13 and 2013/14.

 

???? Nambucca Valley hosted the 19 Volkswagon Spectacular in August 2012 and the annual Rusty Iron Rally was held at the Macksville Showground in September 2012.

 

???? Council received a Development Application for an $18million 346 residential lot subdivision in Nambucca Heads. The proposed development, which will be subject to approval by the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel (NJRPP) would see the estate developed in nine stages and include six public reserve areas and extension of roads and services.

 

???? Boat Harbour Road reopened following a major landslip. The works cost $1million and was funded by the State Government through Natural Disaster funding.

 

???? Roads and Maritime Services informed Council that the restoration of the southern section of the Bellingen-Bowraville Road will not be supported unless work is simultaneously undertaken by Council to mitigate the risk of future landslips. The road suffered significant damage during major rain events in 2009.

 

???? Local Government Elections held on Saturday 8 September 2012.

 

???? Annual Valla Hot Rod Run held in September 2012.

 

???? The Macksville Memorial Aquatic Centre became a model of environmental sustainability thanks to a NSW Enviro Fund grant of $70,000. Major energy efficient infrastructure was installed including new heat pumps for the indoor pool, solar hot panels to heat the water for showers, green pool pumps, salt water chlorinator and shade sails over the baby pool.

 

???? State Government announced that a round of the international FIA World Rally Championship would return to the Coffs Coast in September 2013.

 

???? The Catchment Management Authority provided funding of $70,000 and the Office of Environment and Heritage contributed $60,000 towards the construction of three specially designed access ways at Nambucca Heads, Scotts Head and Valla Beach. The project will help protect the beach ecosystem and provide all season access to the beaches.

 

???? Comprehensive Regional State of Environment (SoE) Report 2011/12 was endorsed in November 2012.

 

???? The Nyambaga Walking Trail, connecting Shelly Beach to the river break wall was officially opened on Friday 30 November 2012. Features of the track are the interpretive signboards which detail the geography, history, flora and fauna of the Nambucca Heads area.

 

???? Council resolved in December 2012 to allocate Environmental Levy funding to prepare streetscape plans for the town centres in the Shire. The Macksville Town Centre Revitalisation plans will take into consideration the planned Pacific Highway bypass of the town centre.

 

???? Australia Day celebrations held at Nambucca Heads.

 

???? Superstorm Oswald lashed the area over the January long weekend with the Shire being declared a natural disaster zone.

 

???? Council resolved in February to re-establish the Rainwater Tank Rebate Scheme in 2013/14.

 

???? Final report on the Our Living Coast Project submitted to Council in February. The project was a joint initiative of Coffs Harbour City Council, Bellingen Shire Council and Nambucca Shire Council and was funded through a $1.998m grant from the NSW Environmental Trust, under the Urban Sustainability Program.

 

???? Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel approved the development of a new primary school at Upper Warrell Creek Road, valued at more than $5million.

 

???? The biggest flood in decades hit the Mid North Coast in late February, with Nambucca Council being among 11 local government areas to be declared a disaster area.

 

???? Announcement made that 11 Nambucca Valley towns had been added to the list to have NBN fibre technology rolled out from March 2016.

 

???? Council participated in the NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp) review of Local Government Industry Financial Sustainability with the Nambucca Shire Council ?Financial Assessment and Benchmarking Report? being released in March 2013.

TCorp?s report assessed Council as having a WEAK Financial Sustainability Rating (FSR) and assigned a NEGATIVE outlook.

 

For Councils assigned a Negative Outlook, TCorp provided some recommendations and areas of investigations to assist in improving the sustainability position. The recommendations included:

-???? The need to source additional revenue, such as under an SRV, to improve financial flexibility and to assist in reducing the Infrastructure Backlog

-???? For Councils with the borrowing capacity, consider using debt funding to reduce the Infrastructure Backlog and improve intergenerational equity

-???? Devising programs and strategies to contain rising costs and improve efficiencies

-???? Further improvement required in AMPs and integration into the Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP)

-???? Increasing spending on maintenance and infrastructure renewal, balancing this with the need for capital expenditure on new assets

 

???? Section 94A Contribution Plan adopted in April 2013.

 

???? Review of Organisation Structure adopted in May 2013.

 

???? Council commissioned Jetty Research, an independent research firm, to assess the level of satisfaction among our residents on the Council?s managed facilities and services, frontline customer service (call and contact), a possible special rates variation specifically to fund road/bridge infrastructure and attitudes towards 4WD vehicle access on beaches in the Shire. The survey results of the community satisfaction survey, undertaken in May/June, will provide information and insight for setting priorities, reviewing levels of service and preparing budgets based on the feedback from residents.

 

???? Forsyths Business Services Pty Ltd was appointed as Auditors in June for the period 2013-2019.

 

???? Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) suite of documents adopted in June 2013. The documents included the Community Strategic Plan 2013-2023, Delivery Program and Budgets 2013-2017, Operational Plan 2013/14, 10 Year Long Term Financial Plans for General Fund, Water and Sewerage and Workforce Management Plan 2013-2017.?

 

???? Participated in the NSW Local Government Infrastructure Audit with the report being released in June 2013. The report confirmed that there is a large local government infrastructure backlog in NSW and some councils face real and significant challenges in terms of maintaining and renewing the infrastructure that is critical to their communities and the NSW economy.

 

The total infrastructure backlog for all NSW councils was estimated to be $7.4 billion at 30 June 2012, of which $4.5 billion relates to roads and related assets and $1 billion relates to buildings. The Mid North Coast region had the second largest total reported backlog at $738.2 million and the combined backlog in the northern rivers and mid north coast area of NSW equated to 29% of the State total. The infrastructure backlog is over $1,000 per head of the NSW population with the mid north coast region per capita rates just below $3,000.

 

The report stated that a key option for councils to help address their infrastructure backlog is through a special rate variation, however it is unrealistic to believe that many councils will ever be able to address their backlog problem solely through additional rate increases.

 

To put this in perspective, in 2011/12 total rating income for all NSW councils was $6.784 billion, while the reported backlog was $7.359 million. Therefore if councils sought to fund the current backlog over a 10 year period, it would require an average annual cumulative special rate variation increase of approximately 7%.

 

More alarmingly is that on a mid-north coast regional basis, the annual rate increase required each year over 10 years would be 15.5%. For Nambucca this would generate additional annual ordinary rate income of $1.35 million compared to the additional rate income of $297,000 permissible under the 2013/14 rate pegging limit of 3.4%.?

 

???? Council introduced alcohol free zones in Bellwood, ANZAC and Gordon Parks, Nambucca Heads to enable police to enforce relevant legislation to provide park users with greater safety and security.

 

???? Council launched the ?Do Your Bit? campaign in June aimed at local and sustainable tourism. The campaign is designed to encourage conservation of resources and the correct disposal of waste.?

 

???? A range of road and bridge infrastructure projects were completed in 2012/13 including:

 

-???? Bellwood Road Nambucca Heads $50,000

-???? Ridge Street Nambucca Heads $150,000

-???? Taylors Arm Road $710,000

-???? Valla Road $150,000

-???? Eungai Creek Bridge $320,000

-???? Kelly?s Bridge $85,000

-???? Millers Bridge $150,000

 

These initiatives align with the following Strategic Direction within the Nambucca Valley 2023 Community Strategic Plan:

 

Strategic Direction: Leadership and Administration

 

Goal: Delivery of Services - To deliver services to the community consistent with their requirements and Council?s core values.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Council resolved on 16 January 2013 ?That Council continue with a Quarterly Budget (or Operational Plan) Review and adopt a six (6) monthly cycle for progress reports against its four (4) year Delivery Program.

 

The General Manager must ensure that progress reports are provided to the Council, with respect to the principal activities detailed in the Delivery Program, at least every 6 months. [s.404 NSW Local Government Act 1993]

 

Each responsible officer has reviewed their relevant areas of the Delivery Program.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

The IP&R Framework arises from state wide planning reforms that are based on sustainability principles and each component addresses social, environmental, economic and civic leadership issues.

 

The Delivery Program includes an overview of the main sustainability issues facing the Shire and its community and indicates in broad terms how Council proposes to deal with those issues. The Program also details Council?s principal activities, programs and strategies to be pursued and specific actions to be taken during 2012-2016.

 

Environment

 

The draft documents include a number of strategies to assist and contribute to the environmental sustainability of the Nambucca Shire.

 

Social

 

The Delivery Program includes a range of strategies to enhance the social development of the shire.

 

Economic

 

The Program includes a number of strategies aimed at assisting and contributing to the economic development of the shire.

 

Risk

 

Failure to submit a six-monthly progress report would contravene a council resolution and legislative requirements.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There are no financial and resource implications for Council as the Quarterly Budget Review Statement details the budgetary position of Council.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Not applicable.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

Resourcing strategy implications are incorporated in the Program Budget.

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 29 August 2013

Integrated Planning & Reporting ? Delivery Program 2012-2016 Progress Report To 30 June 2013

 

Description: nambucca valley nsc

 

 

TWELVE MONTH REVIEW ENDING 30 JUNE 2013

 

of

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM 2012 ? 2016

 

and

 

 

OPERATIONAL PLAN 2012 ? 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

[TRIM 16059/2013]


INTRODUCTION

 

This is Council?s second sixth monthly review report under the new Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework.? The intention of the report is to document Council?s progress and effectiveness of Council activities as it strives to implement its stated strategies to achieve the objectives under each of the eleven (11) Key Strategic Directions outlined in its Community Strategic Plan 2022.

 

The 11 Key Strategic Directions are:

 

1?????? Civic Leadership and Administration

2?????? Public Order and Safety

3?????? Public Health

4?????? Community Support and Education

5?????? Environmental Planning

6?????? Building Regulation

7?????? Environmental Services and Community Amenities

8?????? Recreation and Culture

9?????? Transport

10???? Local Economy

11???? Water Cycle

 

This report should be read in conjunction with Council?s Quarterly Budget Reviews which outline how Council is tracking against allocated budgets.? Over time, it is intended to better integrate both the financial measures and strategic outcomes into one snapshot, easily understood document, rather than the two current large standalone documents.

 

Under Council?s Community Strategic Plan the 11 Key Strategic Directions are embellished with 31 Objectives, which are subsequently supported by some 58 Strategies.? The 58 Strategies are carried through into the 4 year delivery plan and allocated across the organisation with specific tasks, programs or actions for which their progress is reported on through this 6 monthly review report.

 

Council?s systems are not yet integrated sufficiently, nor does Council have the resources to provide very sophisticated reports with benchmarks or performance percentages which other larger Local Government areas are able to produce. Given time the Nambucca Shire Council Integrated Planning and Reporting processes will be embellished.


The Delivery Program 2012 ? 2016 and Operational Plan 2012 ? 2013

 

Strategic Direction: Leadership and Administration

 

1.1 Objective: Citizen Engagement

The Council and the community support open government where public participation is encouraged in policy development and major decisions, as well as in Council?s daily operations.

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Using a variety of tools, engage with the community in ways that are accessible and transparent, and use information from the community in decision making

Continue to liaise with Council Section 355 committees to provide advice on policy areas

General Manager

 

Minutes of the nine advisory committees are submitted to Council for consideration

Section 355 information evening held on 7 June 2012.? Minutes reported.

Use public relations, printed materials, Council?s website and personal communications to inform stakeholders and community

General Manager

AGMs

 

Media releases are developed and distributed.

Website is kept up to date.

Media releases issued.? Rates newsletter issued.? Information Technology Officer periodically checking website.? Away Council meetings commenced in 2013.

Website updated with latest information with respect to private swimming pools, Trade night held with local plumbers and interested persons with respect to new Plumbing and Drainage Act and Council?s regulatory function.

Encourage involvement by a variety of community stakeholders in the activities of Council

General Manager

AGMs

Managers

Advertisements for relevant activities as required

Encouraging use of media releases instead of paid advertisements to reduce cost.? Paid advertisements used where there is a statutory or other requirement.

 

Plan to undertake Community Satisfaction Survey in December 2013

General Manager

 

Contract survey as required.

Community Survey of 400 residents undertaken by Jetty Research in June 2013

Issue a newsletter with the 2012/2013 rates notice

General Manager

 

Newsletter is issued with 2012/2013 rates notice.

Newsletter mailed out with 2012/13 Rate Notices. Newsletter prepared for mail out in July 2013

 

 

 

Strategic Direction: Leadership and Administration

 

1.2 Objective: Delivery of Services

Delivery of services to the community is consistent with their requirements and Council?s core values

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Ensure the sustainable delivery of infrastructure and services

Periodic review and ongoing implementation of asset management plans and use in budget and work plan development

Manager Assets

All infrastructure has up to date management plans

Asset Management Plans for major infrastructure assets are under review.

Implement organisation structure and staffing review outcomes

General Manager

AGMs

All adopted review recommendations have been implemented.

Review of Organisation Structure adopted in May 2013

CBSU Implementation Plan developed in May 2013

 

Continue performance reviews of staff performance and provide training and attendance at external conferences where identified to ensure Council?s goals are being met

General Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGMs

Managers

All performance reviews are conducted.

Staff receive training and have the capability to meet service delivery requirements.

Scheduled performance reviews generally complete.?

 

Performance management on-going.

 

Training undertaken to meet statutory and professional development requirements.


1.2 Objective: Delivery of Services continued

Delivery of services to the community is consistent with their requirements and Council?s core values

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

 

Provide opportunities for Councillors, especially new ones, to attend training relevant to their duties.

Manager Human Resources

Councillors attend training and support sessions.

Ethics and Code of Conduct training for new Bellingen and Nambucca councils held on 21 September 2012

 

Implement human resource management practices

General Manager

Manager Human Resources

Retention rates increase over time.

Staff turnover has increased.? 5.3% in 2009/10; 7.5% in 2010/11; 11.2% in 2011/12; 8% in 2012/13.

 

Comply with local government legislation, policies and agreed standards.

All staff

 

 

 

 

 

Manager Applications and Compliance

Fulfillment all reporting requirements.

MANEX maintains a register of known legislative or regulatory noncompliance.

ES works undertaken in accordance with local government legislation, policies and agreed standards.

Coverage achieved

MACS

New reporting requirements for Public Health and NSW Food Authority being implemented - new registers developed.

Comply with financial management requirements.

All staff

 

 

 

 

Manager Applications and Compliance

Fulfillment of all financial management requirements.

2011/12 Financial Statements and Auditors Report presented to Council December 2012

 

September 2012 QBR submitted to Council in January 2013

December 2012 QBR and March 2013 QBR reported within statutory timeframes


1.2 Objective: Delivery of Services continued

Delivery of services to the community is consistent with their requirements and Council?s core values

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

 

Provide information and assistance at front counter for a range of community needs

Business Services Unit

Community & Cultural Services

Provision of information on development applications, complaints handling protocol,

Customer service training.

Information being applied and distributed. MERITS being taken and processed

Ensure Council adheres to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) principles

All staff

Manager Applications and Compliance

All recruitment processes incorporate EEO principles.

Compliance being met

Provide and maintain information management systems that meets user needs, including GIS, software and data systems to manage corporate information

Implement Merit customer request system

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Manager Information Technology

Sr GIS Officer

RO

Systems are efficient, effective and information is easily accessible.

1,813 service requests logged in 2012/13. Roads accounted for 42%, Health/Regulatory 23% and Parks/Reserves 12%

 

Merit implemented with plans to update to the latest version in place

Continue to improve new Authority software operation

Manager Information Technology

Corporate & Community Services

Systems are efficient, effective and information is easily accessible.

Authority improvements are continuing via the following:

-?? additional training for staff

-?? upgrade to version 6.7 completed

-?? eServices Pilot program progressing

-?? move to CRM when integration work is completed.

-?? Intranet went Live May 2013

Establish community needs through consultation and involve community in review and future development of Community Strategic Plan, and Delivery and Operational Plans

Conduct community consultation to review Delivery and Operational plans for 2013-2014 and promote awareness of Community Strategic Plan

General Manager

AGMs

Managers

 

Manager Applications and Compliance

Community consultation opportunities are facilitated and feedback is incorporated into plans where appropriate.

Detailed review and community engagement conducted in 2013. IPR suite of documents adopted in June 2013 in line with legislative requirements

 

Use Community Satisfaction Survey to inform planning processes and help identify infrastructure needs

General Manager

AGMs

Survey outcomes are used in developing plans.

Survey conducted in June 2013.? Findings from the 2010 survey being used as appropriate

 

Strategic Direction: Leadership and Administration

 

1.3 Objective: Risk Management

Reduce risks to Council?s and community operations through effective, timely and affordable risk management strategies

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Implement the risk management action plan

Review the risk management action plan and update if required

Safety & Risk Officer

Documented review of plan.

Completed and endorsed by MANEX

Implement WHS action plan, conducting WHS audits and reviewing as required

Safety & Risk Officer

Action plan activities and audits are completed.

Completed ? see WHS Action Plan

Annual review of insurance coverage

Safety & Risk Officer

 

Up to date certificates of currency.

Completed

Manage instances of safety, regulatory or financial mishaps which cause a financial risk to Council

Safety & Risk Officer

General Manager

 

Reduction of impact on Council resources.

WHS Action Plan ? approximately 200 items completed

Maintain database of all loss events

Safety & Risk Officer

Accurate information is available for insurance purposes.

Database maintained

Maintain and review risk register

Safety & Risk Officer

Accurate risk register kept.

Risk Register maintained

Deliver relevant training and effective awareness programs to staff on workplace safety

 

Safety & Risk Officer

Induction of staff.

Number of training awareness programs conducted.

Reduction in number of work related claims or reported incidents.

All new staff inducted.? Training provided as per training needs plans and supervisor requests.? Number of W/C claims reduced

 


Strategic Direction: Leadership and Administration

 

1.4 Objective: Sustainable Energy Use

Provide community leadership in sustainable energy use and strive to meet the State government?s commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2020

 

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Implement technologies in Council facilities and infrastructure to reduce Council?s greenhouse gas emissions

Complete Macksville Aquatic Centre improvements under the WASIP grant allocation

Manager Business Development

Technical Officer - Assets

WASIP grant is fully expended.

Centre has become a model of sustainability with funding provided by NSW Enviro Fund grant of $70,000. Major energy efficient infrastructure installed.

Make information available to the community to help them reduce energy use

Provide links on Council?s website to reputable websites that provide information on sustainable energy use and Government objectives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

General Manager

 

 

Environmental Compliance Officer

At least one link to be provided, and updated as required.

Link to Our Living Coast with information on sustainable living including energy use.

If Council continues to use environmental levy money to keep the Our Living Coast (OLC) website going each year the link on Council?s website to the OLC project will suffice.

 

 

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Strategic Direction: Public Order and Safety

 

2.1 Objective: Community Safety

To foster a community where people feel safe and secure

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Provide support for local emergency services and beach safety

Participate in rural fire service management and maintain membership of the Nambucca Bush Fire Management Committee.

Engineering Services

Council is represented on Committee.

Service level agreement is reviewed quarterly.

In progress, Cr Ainsworth elected as Council representative to the Committee.? Four meetings scheduled for 2012/13 ? Minutes of the meetings reported to Council

Maintain the urban fire trail network to protect public and private infrastructure from bush fires

Engineering Services

Fire trails are mown twice a year, in October and February

Trails were maintained in October as scheduled and the next programmed work is scheduled for February 2013.? completed works entered into the RFS BRIMS

Contribute statutory 13.3% in budget to fire control and other contributions to Volunteer Rescue Authority and Marine Rescue Authority.

Engineering Services

Allocations are made in annual budget in line with draft budget prepared by Emergency Services.

A budget allocation was provided in the 2012/13 financial year


2.1 Objective: Community Safety continued

To foster a community where people feel safe and secure

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

 

Ensure buildings and facilities at fire control centre and SES/Volunteer Rescue/Marine Rescue are managed to meet standards.

Engineering Services

WH&S inspections are conducted.

Building Management Committee meets regularly.

Council resolved that the NEOC meet twice a year and maintenance issues addressed as they arise through the year

Provide and replace vehicles in accordance with policy for State Emergency Service

Engineering Services

Vehicles are replaced.

This item in now administered through the NSW RFS

Provide lifeguard services as per contract, including annual contribution through s.94 plan.

Engineering

 

 

 

 

 

Services s.94 Officer

Lifeguards are on duty at required times and activity reports are submitted to Council by 31 March.

Equipment is purchased.

Life guard services provided over Xmas/New Year holiday period

 

 

 

Contributions allocation is included in budget

 

Provide and maintain beach safety signage

Engineering Services

Signage is in place and meets current standards

New signage installed at all beach locations with regulatory and non-regulatory warnings


2.1 Objective: Community Safety continued

To foster a community where people feel safe and secure

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

 

Provide ranger service to supervise vehicles on beaches

Corporate and Community Services

4WD vehicles on beaches comply with permit conditions.

Ranger now undertaking random surveillance of beaches

 

Community Survey 2013 canvassed resident attitudes towards 4WD vehicles on beaches and level of monitoring

Provide leadership in safety initiatives

Advocate for adequate police resources

Mayor

General Manager

 

Increase in number of hours that police officers spend in Nambucca District.

Additional police officer (detective) appointed to Nambucca.? Mayor attends periodic briefings.? Liaison with crime prevention officer.

Advocate for road safety initiatives, including through active Traffic Advisory Committee considering road safety improvements.

Engineering Services

Committee progresses road safety actions.

 

Traffic Committee meetings conducted which addressed a number of safety improvements resulting in a number of speed zones on rural roads being reduced. Minutes reported to Council for formal resolutions

Work with District Police to implement specific safety initiatives such as Alcohol Free Zones

Manager Community & Cultural Services

Engineering Services

Number of safety initiatives implemented.

Consumption of alcohol is prohibited in Gordon, ANZAC and Bellwood Parks.? Signage reviewed and 29 new signs erected.?

Review of Bowraville Alcohol Free Zone completed and

re-established for 4 years.? Signage updated by 30 June 2013.

 


Strategic Direction: Public Order and Safety

 

2.2 Objective: Companion Animal Welfare

To proactively manage companion animals to ensure the community?s safety and to improve animal welfare

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Manage companion animals to ensure the community?s safety and improve animal welfare.

Undertake patrols and respond to complaints about companion animals

Manager Applications & Compliance

Ranger

Number of impounded animals is reduced.

Number of euthanised animals is reduced.

Ongoing

Initial discussions with Newcastle Dog Rescue Service to operate in this area

Support programs to improve the welfare of companion animals, including investigating grant opportunities for owner education.

Manager Applications & Compliance

 

Ranger

Contractor

 

Grants Officer

A program is run which educates owners on responsibilities.

 

Program initiated with NSW Land Council to prevent occurring problems on Mish.

Ongoing but with little resolution due to lack of responses from LACL

 

Grant Needs List includes this program

Ensure signage identifying permissible dog walking areas is in place and up to standard on Council land

Manager Applications & Compliance

Ranger Contractor

All areas are checked and signage is adequate.

New signs in place

 

 

 

Strategic Direction: Public Health

 

3.1 Objective: Safe Food

Reduce the incidence of illness from unsafe food by monitoring systems for food hygiene and safe food handling

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Reduce the incidence of illness from unsafe food

Conduct regular inspections and follow-up of premises that handle food for public consumption

Manager Applications and Compliance

Number of inspections.

Reduction in the number of warnings or infringements.

Reduced number of illnesses.

60% inspections carried out due to staff shortages

100% complete for 2012/2013 reporting

Respond to complaints

Manager Applications and Compliance

Reduced number of complaints.

Ongoing with matters resolved

 

3.2 Objective: Clean Water

Improve and maintain healthy waterways through active catchment management including promoting and, where relevant, implementing the protection and restoration of riparian areas and minimizing pollution sources.

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Carry out 100% of inspections including plumbing and new on-site sewage management systems associated with new developments within 48 hours of being booked

Conduct regular inspections in accordance with risk rankings

Weekly monitoring of performance from registration statistical data and departmental appoint calendars

Manager Applications and Compliance

100% of inspections conducted within time

No. of warnings or infringements

 

Complied although timing due to staff shortages sporadic

Note new requirement for Council as delegated water authority to undertake requirements of Pluming and Drainage Act for Department of Fair Trading being integrated into department operations.? Forms and inspection regime provided to user groups - plumbers.

Respond to complaints

Manager Applications and Compliance

Reduction in number of complaints

Problems being resolved with emphasis on impactive systems (impactive on health and/or the environment)

Implement actions from the Nambucca River Estuary Management Plan

Review plan and identify funding sources through grants and Environmental Levy to complete highest priority actions.

Strategic Planner

Environmental Compliance Officer

Implementation of at least one priority action.

Gumma Wetlands project continuing; Riverbank stabilization projects complete along Nambucca River;

Grants funds received from OEH for Stuarts Island.

 

 

 


 

Strategic Direction: Public Health

 

3.3 Objective: Personal Health and Wellbeing

Help improve the overall health and wellbeing of the community of the Nambucca Valley

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Support existing and initiate new public health activities

Implement the Healthy Communities Initiative

Project Officer

Live Healthy Nambucca

Meeting the range of targets identified in program plan

All program delivery, evaluation and financial reporting milestones achieved to date.

Lobby State Government for adequate bed allocation for aged care

General Manager

Increase in number of aged care beds

Not achieved

Lobby State Government for infrastructure to provide adequate health services

General Manager

Number of letters and meetings about this issue.

Numerous reports and letters lobbying for the provision of a kidney dialysis service

Provide grant application support to relevant community organisations

Grants Officer

Number of applications assisted.

Seven (7) applications


Strategic Direction: Community Support and Education

 

4.1 Objective: Connected Community

Our community is proud of its identity and is mutually self-supporting

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Engage with the community, providing social and community infrastructure and programs to meet the needs of all residents

Continue to support and liaise with Council?s Section 355 Committees which represent a range of community members.

General Manager

Meetings attended on regular basis

Roster maintained for attendance at S355 AGM?s.

Continue to support the community through the auspice of grant applications and grant writing support

Grants Officer

Number of grant applications made

Nine (9) applications

Ensure the services of the Visitors Information Centre are of a high standard through training and supporting volunteers

Manager Business Development

Number of familiarisations undertaken

Provided volunteer Book Easy training and industry familiarisations

Provide funding for Seniors Week Activities

Manager Community and Cultural Services

Annual event is held

Live Life ? Go for Gold themed event held 20 March 2013 in partnership with Bowraville Central School and Lions Clubs. 170 people attended.

Continue involvement with Regional Arts Development Board, including financial support and representation on Board of Management

General Manager

Implementation of Regional Arts initiatives relevant to Nambucca Shire

Financial support provided annually and Councillor representation on the Board

Manager Community and Cultural Services role to continue to include aged and disability services

Manager Community and Cultural Services

Funding Agreement service levels are met, 2012-2013 work plan is adhered to, and all reporting requirements are met.

Reporting for 2011 ? 2012 submitted on time ? 100% achieved.? Meeting work plan targets.

 

 


Strategic Direction: Community Support and Education

 

4.2 Objective: Engaged Youth

Foster the social well-being of our youth

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Provide support for? young people through youth-oriented programs including coordination, planning and funding

Manage funding provided by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services to undertake youth development

Manager Community and Cultural Services

Report against service agreement.

Reporting for 2012 ? 2013 submitted on time ? 100% achieved.? Meeting agreed targets and outcomes.

Identify, quantify, prioritise and publicise the needs of young people

Youth Development Officer

Number of media releases.

Number of grants secured.

Youth Week grant of $1,230 and Shuttle Bus Grant of $435 received.? Activities highlighted talent of young people.

Run Youth Week activities

Youth Development Officer

Youth Week activities held; evaluation undertaken.

Youth Week held 5 to 14 April 2013. Activities held with approximately 250 young people attending.

Run Responsible Educated New Tenant (RENT) program

Youth Development Officer

Courses held; participation figures and evaluation.

RENT Program delivered in May 2013 with 11 young people participating. Another program to run in second half of 2013.

Continue to seek funding for the Nambucca Valley Sports Facilitation Program.

Manager Business Development

Level of funding secured.

Secured via Grants Officer assistance $75,000 PA for three years

Plan and provide library services in Nambucca Heads and Macksville

Seek external funding to supplement library resources

Manager Community and Cultural Services

 

Level of resources secured

Funding applications to Country Libraries Fund, Revitalising Public Libraries Fund and Local Priority Grants were submitted by Community Services staff and all successful.? Council received $66,650; $16,000 and $7,997 respectively in addition to the annual State Library Subsidy.?

 


Strategic Direction: Community Support and Education

 

4.3 Objective: Cultural Diversity

Promote an understanding of the Nambucca Valley?s Indigenous culture and heritage and develop opportunities and partnerships for people of culturally diverse backgrounds,

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Deliver services appropriate to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and continue to improve awareness and understanding between Council and Aboriginal communities and individuals.

Manage funding provided by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services to undertake community development for Aboriginal people

Manager Community and Cultural Services

Projects are delivered in accordance with service agreement

Finance and outcomes reporting for 2011 ? 2012 submitted on time ? 100% achieved.

Coordinate and provide funding for NAIDOC week event

Aboriginal Community Development Officer

NAIDOC Week event is held.

Number of participants.

Level of funding attracted.

NAIDOC Week occurred 1 to 8 July 2012. Council activities included a short Indigenous film screening titled "7 Movies In 7 Hours" at the Bowraville Theatre and 'Town of Origin ? Battle of the Postcodes' touch football series at Hennessey/Tape Oval, Bowraville.

 

Provide activities for learning or social development for young people and their families on school holidays

Youth Development Officer

Aboriginal Community Development Officer

Three activities or workshops will be conducted

100% achieved with 3 events being held in January 2013 School holidays ? Photography workshop, Fishing Clinic, National Parks canoe and bush tucker activity ? 47 young people attended the activities.

Resource and support Council?s Aboriginal Community Advisory Committee

Manager Community and Cultural Services

Aboriginal Community Development Officer

Executive Officer is provided to assist Committee.

Committee is no longer operating.? Council resolved 13 February 2013 to 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, Council is to maintain an annual Elders morning tea.

 

 

On 15 February 2013 Council wrote to the members of the Aboriginal Community Advisory Committee thanking them for their contribution to the community and advising of the new approach that Council is now taking.

 

Support Indigenous heritage and other cultural projects when identified

Aboriginal Community Development Officer

Number of projects supported.

Gumbaynggir Language ?Taster? Course conducted at Nambucca Heads Library; School Holiday Activity at Bongil Bongil incorporated cultural heritage.

 


Strategic Direction: Environmental Planning

 

5.1. Objective: Well planned communities

A well-planned community which minimises its environmental footprint and social costs, while maximizing its economic and social well-being

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Promote sustainable development

Ensure sustainability is a feature of strategic planning

Strategic Planner

Sustainability requirements are embedded in plans

Vegetation mapping complete (to be reported to Council) Gumma wetland management ongoing; Streetscape improvement programs underway (landscaping a major component).

Progressive application of the principles of ESD to Council?s LEP and related environmental policies

Strategic Planner

Inclusion in revised and new policies

Flood Studies drafted ? these are preparatory to the development of a Flood Risk Management Plan. A Deep Creek Entrance Management Policy has also been created.

DCP 2010 has been amended.

Standard of development approvals improves and conditions applied reflect ESD principles

No significant change.

Compliance with development standards and conditions of consent

See below

 

 


 

5.1. Objective: Well planned communities continued

A well-planned community which minimises its environmental footprint and social costs, while maximizing its economic and social well-being

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

 

Vigorous assessment of developments to ensure minimum impacts are achieved on built and natural environment as a result of the development

Strategic Planner

Senior Town Planner

 

 

 

 

Manager Applications and Compliance

Monitoring of ongoing compliance conditions

Concern about inspection requirements for subdivisions.? To be reported to Council.

 

Assessments comprehensive, staff shortages affect ongoing environmental planning compliance surveillance

Development compliance team being developed with MACS, STP and SH&BS to prepare procedures to be followed by Rangers, AH&BS to deal with higher risk environmental and development compliance issues.

 


 

5.1. Objective: Well planned communities continued

A well-planned community which minimises its environmental footprint and social costs, while maximising its economic and social well-being

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Reflect the community?s desires through appropriate planning instruments such as Local Growth Management Plan, and Local Environmental Plan.

Consult with community and key stakeholders and government departments prior to preparation of plans/reports and coordinate their input.

General Manager

Strategic Planner

AGMs

Managers

 

 

 

 

Manager Applications and Compliance

Number and type of consultations held.

Consultation held in relation to Nambucca River Flood Study:

Deep Creek Flood Study

Deep Creek Entrance Management Policy

Numerous LEP Amendments;

Streetscape improvements;

 

ES?works in progress.? Consultations with various community groups used as input into the asset management plans

 

Good liaison with government, community & other key stakeholders

 

Awaiting new planning scheme

Local Growth Management Plan:

Review and prepare new strategies for rural residential land release areas and rural lands in accordance with the Mid North Coast Regional Plan and incorporation into the Local Growth Management Plan.

General Manager

Strategic Planner

Number of strategies prepared.

Rural residential land release strategy completed.? Review of residential and rural land release strategies to be completed in house as time permits.


5.1. Objective: Well planned communities continued

A well-planned community which minimises its environmental footprint and social costs, while maximising its economic and social well-being

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

 

Valla Growth Area Local Environmental Plan (LEP): Review, coordinate and prepare various environmental studies, master plan, local environmental study and development control plan required to undertake the LEP amendment to rezone land identified in the Valla Growth Area

General Manager

Strategic Planner

Level of progress made on LEP development.

Completed

Report new information relating to land use constraints to Council and include in planning and development activities

Finalise Climate Change Adaptation Policy following completion of flood studies.

General Manager

Strategic Planner

Final policy completed.

Flood study nearing completion. Will re-examined upon completion of the new flood studies.

 

 

 

Strategic Direction: Environmental Planning

 

5.2. Objective: Housing

Housing across the Nambucca Valley provides for choice and is affordable

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Provide diverse, sustainable, adaptable and affordable housing options through effective land use planning

Ensure supply of vacant land stocks as per Council?s adopted land release strategy for residential and rural residential land

Strategic Planner

There is adequate vacant residential land stock.

In 2011/12 there was an estimated 25 years plus of vacant land and 30 years of vacant rural residential land stock

 


Strategic Direction: Building Regulation

 

6.1 Objective: Safe Buildings and Pools

Reduce the risk of public injury through ensuring safe standards for buildings and pools are maintained

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Ensure private infrastructure - buildings and pools -are of a safe standard

Undertake building and swimming pool certification

Manager Applications and Compliance

Certification is timely and accurate

Complied

Implementing new Swimming Pool Act and Regulations compliance with determination of annual service delivery capability.

Undertake a risk assessment based compliance program for fire safety and backyard pools

Manager Applications and Compliance

Number of complying swimming pools following audits.

Fire safety addressed as matters arise, swimming pool assessment subject to new legislation and inspection regime

Promote sustainable building practices including energy and water use efficiency

Information on sustainable building practices made available on Council?s website and at Council?s enquiry counter.

Business Services Unit

Information is made available and updated where required.

Website link to Our Living Coast established

 


Strategic Direction: Environmental Services and Community Amenities

 

7.1 Objective: Waste Management

Protect the natural environment through ensuring a regular, cost effective and environmentally responsible system for managing solid waste

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Provide operational and environmentally acceptable waste management facility, including collection, weighbridge and landfill cells

Contract for kerbside collection of separated domestic mixed waste, recycling and green waste materials

Waste Management Officer

Annual review of performance.

Coffs Coast Waste Service contractors? performance review undertaken 5 December 2012

Monthly monitoring undertaken Annual review completed in June.? Reported on a quarterly basis to Council

 

Decision taken to introduce new rural waste collection service in 2013/14

 

Council initiated formation of working group to address future strategic and operational directions

Provide for management of local transfer station at Nambucca Waste Management facility to source separate domestic mixed waste, recycling and green waste.

Waste Management Officer

Annual review of performance, and compliance with licences.

Review undertaken and completed in November 2012 with transfer station shutes repaired and colour coded accordingly to enhance waste separation

Prepare engineering design plans for construction of landfill cells and rehabilitation of completed landfill cells.

Waste Management Officer

Plans to be compliant with Environmental Protection Licences

Future cell 4 area designed awaiting EPA approval.? Cell 2 rehabilitation completed

Undertake ground and surface water monitoring to meet licence conditions.

Waste Management Officer

Monthly sampling occurs and annual report meets OEH licence requirements.

EPA annual return completed in September 2012 for EPL licence 6268


7.1 Objective: Waste Management continued

Protect the natural environment through ensuring a regular, cost effective and environmentally responsible system for managing solid waste

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

 

Undertake pollution studies and reduction programs and any necessary infrastructure works to meet licencing conditions.

Waste Management Officer

Compliance with Environmental Protection Licences and Landfill Environmental Management Plans.

Wetland upgrade to old landfill completed as per request from EPA June 2012

Implement waste minimisation strategies, including reduce, reuse, and recycle

Ensure contractor?s delivery of yearly education program.

Waste Management Officer

Reduced amount of waste directed to land fill.

Mixed waste processing plant modifications complete.? Commissioned and operational from 16 December 2012

(Education through the school system undertaken when requested)

Minimise illegal dumping of waste.

Manager Applications and Compliance Ranger

Reduced number of complaints.

Illegal dumping investigated with follow up action & service of clean up notices

 

 


Strategic Direction: Environmental Services and Community Amenities

 

7.2 Objective: Street Cleaning

Provide a level of street cleaning which minimises the creation of litter and the level of contaminants in storm water runoff

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Maintain clean and attractive streets, footpaths and public places.

Regularly service street and park litter bins, daily service of public conveniences, and regularly clean commercial areas.

Engineering Services

Inspections in March and September show standard is achieved and maintained.

Maintenance system records all inspections.

Spot inspections introduced during the year and during peak seasons and remedial action taken when required

Sweep high profile areas with special vehicle twice this year.

Pressure clean public conveniences quarterly.

Engineering Services

Sweeping completed in December and May.

Supervisor inspections of pressure cleaning show standard maintained.

December and May programs completed

Respond to complaints

Engineering Services

Reduced number of complaints.

Number of complaints reduced ? 14 complaints received for period July to Dec 2011 compared to 11 complaints received for the period July to Dec 2012

Maintain footpaths within CBD areas to a clean and aesthetically pleasing standard

Engineering Services

Pressure cleaning completed in November.

November 2012 program completed


Strategic Direction: Environmental Services and Community Amenities

 

7.3 Objective: Environmental Protection

Promote the sustainability of the Shire through identification, preservation, protection, restoration and enhancement of the natural environment

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Protect trees from and respond to deliberate damage of trees on public land

Develop public awareness of importance of trees, reward information resulting in conviction and issue fines.

Environmental Compliance Officer

Media release issued at least once advising of $5000 reward.

Council released a media notification to the general public advising of the reward.? Media response from both TV and paper media on Parks Street tree vandalism

Implement strategy to counter tree vandalism.

Environmental Compliance Officer

Tree damage investigated and responded to, including warning letters or fines.

Council adopted a new Tree Vandalism Policy.? Recent event in Parks Street Nambucca Heads followed the new procedures

Implement programs as outlined in the annual State of the Environment Report, Nambucca River Estuary Management Plan, Environmental Levy Program and community environmental programs

Highest priority programs implemented as funding allows.

 

General Manager

Strategic Planner

Number of recommendations implemented as per approved program and budget allocation.

 

Review of Environmental Levy Program completed. Budget for 2013-14 set. Programs ongoing and maximized through grant opportunities.


7.3 Objective: Environmental Protection continued

Promote the sustainability of the Shire through identification, preservation, protection, restoration and enhancement of the natural environment

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Engage and support the community and organisations in undertaking sustainable natural resource management, including best practice farming and land management

Council staff to assist with Landcare, Dunecare and Wetlandcare projects where possible, as identified throughout the year.

Noxious Weeds Officer

Environmental Compliance Officer

Level of in-kind support through advice

Level of grant funding received

 

Works are subject to funding.? Ongoing support is provided to Landcare and other similar organisations such as wetland care have been provided.

Place relevant information on Council?s website and ensure it is regularly updated.

Business Support Unit

Information on website

Website content updated including IPR and Community Surveys

Develop management plans for environmentally sensitive areas

Finalise Coastal Zone Management Plan and implement identified high priority actions where funding is available.

General Manager

Strategic Planner

Council endorses final plan.

Resources (grants) secured to implement project.

CZMP Complete: Beach access improvement program underway and access and protection at Nambucca Heads Surf club is being examined.

Review on-site sewage management plan

Next review scheduled for 2013/2014

Manager Applications and Compliance

No activity required this year.

Review early 2013 due to new standards for design and compliance 50% complete

Reviewed and on exhibition until 15 August 2013

Prepare State of Environment Report

Conduct public consultation and review plan in context of any changes

General Manager

Strategic Planner

SoE Report placed on Council?s website

Commitment to regional SoE report 2016 confirmed May 2013 and to contribute $9,800

 

 


 

Strategic Direction: Environmental Services and Community Amenities

 

7.4 Objective: Biodiversity

The biodiversity of Nambucca Valley?s natural areas, including its waterways and bushland are protected and enhanced

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Deliver projects which assist in the protection of biodiversity and the sustainability of our natural areas

Control noxious and other environmental weeds on private land and Council controlled land

 

Noxious Weeds Officer

Works Crew

Reduction in number of noxious and other environmental weeds in the Shire

Annual program developed with available funding.? Substantial grant funding for 2012/13 was received to address noxious weed control on the headlands

Deliver projects under the Environmental Levy Program which are directly related to biodiversity

General Manager

Number of projects implemented

Vegetation mapping added to Environmental Levy Program

 

 

 

7.5 Objective: Cemeteries

Maintain Shire cemeteries

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Provide well maintained cemeteries

Prepare a plan of management for each of Council?s cemeteries

Manager Applications and Compliance

Plans of management are implemented.

.

 

Initial plans conceptualised ? for further action

Planning Macksville cemetery extension ? involved engineering section

Respond to complaints

Manager Applications and Compliance

Reduction in number of complaints

Ongoing ? vandalism still problem

Fencing along Hodge St Macksville has minimised.

 

 

 


 

Strategic Direction: Recreation and Culture

 

8.1 Objective: Cultural Activities

Active support of cultural services, our local heritage and the arts

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Support the coordination of and networking between arts, social and cultural groups, Council and the community

Support for the Regional Arts Development Board

Manager Community and Cultural Services

Annual contribution is made.

Council is a member of Arts Mid North Coast.

100% achieved with the contribution paid.? A Councillor is member of the Board

Support community efforts to gain funding for cultural and community events

Manager Community and Cultural Services

Number of grants received.

Small grants received for NAIDOC Week ($3,500), Seniors Week ($1,000) and Youth Week ($1,200).?

Support local museums

General Manager

Museums attract new volunteers and visitors, and outside funding

Museum Adviser Program concluded in November 2012.? Maintaining volunteer numbers continues to be an issue.

 

 

Strategic Direction: Recreation and Culture

 

8.2 Objective: Meeting Places

Meeting places provide a way of fostering an inclusive community

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Maintain public buildings where justified by community use

Work with Section 355 committees responsible for buildings to ensure they are being maintained.

Technical Officer - Assets

Buildings are maintained to required standard

Ongoing maintenance and minor upgrade work programmed as necessary.

 

 


 

Strategic Direction: Recreation and Culture

 

8.3 Objective: Recreational Activities

The Nambucca Valley has a variety of safe and well-maintained sporting fields, recreation areas and facilities to meet the recreational need of all age groups in the community

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Ensure all public parks and open spaces are accessible, maintained and managed to meet the needs of residents

Works carried out regularly in existing public parks and open spaces.

Engineering Services

Parks maintained at high standard.

Ongoing in accordance with the maintenance program and available funding

Maintain playing surfaces to an acceptable standard by mowing aeration and fertilization.

Engineering Services

Record in Maintenance Management System.

Review with relevant Committee of Management.

Ongoing, works recorded in the Maintenance Management System

Implement Alcohol Prohibited Zone in Gordon Park and other parks where alcohol consumption has been identified as an issue.

Manager Community and Cultural Services

Number of signs erected.

Consumption of alcohol is prohibited in Gordon, ANZAC and Bellwood Parks.? Signage has been reviewed and 29 new signs erected

Playgrounds are maintained in a safe condition and conform to Australian Standards.

Engineering Services

Inspections of all playgrounds at least once this year

Damaged equipment repaired, closed, removed or replaced.

Ongoing in accordance with the maintenance risk management program and available funding

Maintain the Macksville Memorial Aquatic Centre

Continue to manage the contractor in the provision of quality facilities and address infrastructure issues when they arise.

Manager Business Development

Facility is maintained at a high standard

Number of customer complaints.

Installed new starter blocks to gain regional swimming pool facility status.? Implemented maintenance in all areas to core infrastructure.

 


 

8.3 Objective: Recreational Activities continued

The Nambucca Valley has a variety of safe and well-maintained sporting fields, recreation areas and facilities to meet the recreational need of all age groups in the community

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Pursue partnerships and opportunities to access additional funding to improve recreational facilities

Funding received via partnerships and grants to improve recreational facilities

New projects added to Work Schedule of Community Facilities and Public Open Space Contributions Plan.

Grants Officer

 

Level of grant funding received.

Contribution Plan work schedule updated regularly.

One (1) application received

Work Schedule is under review

Develop new open space in line with adopted development control plans

New parks proceeding as planned in DCPs and contribution plans.

GM

 

S.94 Officer

Strategic Planner

Number of new parks.

Binalong Park off Upper Warrell Creek Road nearing completion.

Considered in review of S.94 plans currently underway.

 

 


Strategic Direction: Transport

 

9.1 Objective: Private Transport Accessibility

Nambucca Valley residents can get to where they need to go in a way that is safe, efficient and affordable

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Continue to work with State and Federal governments toward upgrade of Pacific Highway

Support community consultation activities and help keep the community informed.

General Manager

Engineering Services

Updates provided as required.

Construction of Nambucca Heads to Urunga proceeding in 2013 and RMS has advised that construction of Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads will proceed in 2014.? All to be completed by 2016.

Provide expertise in the planning and implementation of aspects of the highway development.

Engineering Services

Highway development plans reflect local needs.

Engineering Services have provided input to RMS into plans with respect to localised needs and traffic management

Maintain the condition of rural road bitumen seal, rural road gravel network and urban streets in accordance with Road Hierarchy policy

Pavements inspected to monitor maintenance requirements.

Engineering Services

Programmed and emergency maintenance carried out.

Inspections carried out in June 2013. Further inspections in July 2013.? Normal maintenance of pavements ongoing.? Emergency maintenance undertaken when necessary


9.1 Objective: Private Transport Accessibility continued

Nambucca Valley residents can get to where they need to go in a way that is safe, efficient and affordable

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

 

Pavements inspected to determine current condition rating in setting forward plans and future financial commitments.

Engineering Services

Ratings reviewed in December each year, forward plans reviewed by February each year for inclusion in budget.

Independent testing carried out in June and July 2013.

Record completed maintenance works in Maintenance Management System.

Engineering Services

Rolling program of traffic counts carried out to provide data on priorities based on vehicle use.

Ongoing ? traffic counts conducted through the year as required

Construct roads as required

Extension of bitumen road network for sections that have undergone a significant change that warrants expenditure.

Engineering Services

Review conducted in February.

No funding provided in 2012/13 budget

Maintain and replace bridges according to Infrastructure Management Plan

Bridge inspection program implemented to determine bridge condition and risk rate

Engineering Services

Record in Asset Register

Inspections of bridges were carried out during November/December 2012

Inspect poor condition bridges to ensure adequate maintenance

Engineering Services

Record in Asset Register

Ongoing ? inspection carried out through the year

Inspect bridges with load limits three times this year to ensure safe usage

Engineering Services

Record in Asset Register

Not done this often undertaken as part of the November/December 2012 bridge inspection program

Inspect bridges after each flood event

Engineering Services

Number of bridges inspected

As required after storm events


9.1 Objective: Private Transport Accessibility continued

Nambucca Valley residents can get to where they need to go in a way that is safe, efficient and affordable

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Maintain and enhance footpaths and cycle ways in the Nambucca Valley

Implement next stage of cycle way plan if funding is found.

Engineering Services

Length of cycle way constructed.

Nil this period as there has been no funding allocated.? Waiting on notification of funds from RMS

Make footpaths safe for use by pedestrians

Annual inspection of 100% of footpath network

Engineering Services

Length of footpath network inspected.

Inspections completed

Develop list of reconstruction priorities

Engineering Services

Reconstruction priorities identified.

Reconstruction priorities identified and a program is to be developed

Implement maintenance program to address damaged section and trips

Engineering Services

Number of damaged sections and trips fixed.

Work program generated from ?Reflect? and to available funding following the footpath inspections and rating of the risk

Conduct emergency repairs

Engineering Services

Inspect within 24 hours of complaint.

Inspections of hazards are undertaken as soon as the hazard is reported to Council

Provide new footpaths in high use areas

Construct footpaths as identified

Engineering Services

List projects completed quarterly.

Nil construction this period


9.1 Objective: Private Transport Accessibility continued

Nambucca Valley residents can get to where they need to go in a way that is safe, efficient and affordable

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Provide car parking spaces

Ensure new developments provide for required number of car spaces as per Council?s off-street parking code

Senior Town Planner

Car park space numbers are greater than or equal to Council?s off-street parking code.

Ongoing consideration ? concerns about limited carparking for larger dental and medical in established commercial zones

Review parking in CBD areas in context of s.94 plan review

S.94 Officer

Parking needs in CBD are assessed; S.94 plans reviewed

Proposed to proceed with a S94A Plan (flat rate contribution on new development).? S94 Plan for parking will not be required.

Maintain car parks

Provide biennial remarking of lines and regular intermediate inspections

Engineering Services

Length of lines remarked.

Nil this reporting period

Repair bitumen surface

Engineering Services

Pothole patch at least quarterly

Ongoing throughout this reporting period

Maintain landscape by weeding and replanting as necessary

Engineering Services

Conducted twice a year by September and March

Ongoing throughout this reporting period

 

 

Strategic Direction: Transport

 

9.2 Objective: Public Transport

Be involved, to the extent possible, in the maintenance and improvement of existing public transport services provided by private bus companies, community transport and the north coast rail line

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Lobby for the provision of public transport options for people who do not have access to private transport

Continue the work of the Shire?s Access Committee

Manager Community and Cultural Services

Engineering Services

Number of meetings conducted.

Reduction in number of complaints received about public transport

Monthly meetings have been conducted except August 2012 when the meeting was replaced with an excursion to the Seniors Expo in Coffs Harbour and December 2012 due to Administration Centre closure.

Install bus shelters at all locations where minimum number of commuters is 10

Conduct annual review based on statistics from bus operators

Engineering Services

Minimum of one new shelter provided or upgraded if required

No new shelters installed during review period


Strategic Direction: Dynamic, Resilient Local Economy

 

10. 1 Objective: Economic Activity

The Nambucca Valley has a strong economy, with a thriving and diverse business community

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Foster local development opportunities and economic self-sufficiency through promotion, lobbying and direct action

Seek out and attend to all new business and investment enquiries.

Manager Business Development

Number of enquiries responded to.

Deliver a regional FINA accredited swimming facility to attract major swim events to the shire.

Deliver a government funded via grants effluent system to the sale yards.

Facilitate the expansion of business to build new pacific Highway.

Attracted investor for Highway Service Centre. Facilitated Bio Dental new facility. Develop the Macksville memorial aquatic centre into a regional swimming facility new FINA blocks and starting system now 8 lanes, painting of facility.

Maintain the cattle industry network by gaining EPA approval for implementing new effluent system ensuring the sustainability of the sale yards into the future.

Provide business and marketing information to all new business and investment enquiries

 

Manager Business Development

Database of economic information and development opportunities on Council website.

Production and availability of brochures, kits and promotional materials

Developing new social media marketing material including investment attraction material data, skills attraction.? Develop electronic media material. Develop new 2013 economic profile, deliver new marketing material and promote at the Australian Tourism exchange to promote international tourism visitation. Present new Aboriginal tourism product to the market.


10. 1 Objective: Economic Activity continued

The Nambucca Valley has a strong economy, with a thriving and diverse business community

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

 

Liaise with local business and State and Federal government departments concerned with industrial and regional development

 

General Manager

Manager Business Development

Regular meetings with local businesses.

Regular meetings with relevant State and Federal departments.

Implemented new clean energy funding AusIndustry for Mainstar. Business feasibility funding for Mid Coast Trucks and Express Coaches future developments. Australian Precast solution / Boral concrete traffic study for new highway upgrade Upper Warrell creek.

Funding for sale yards effluent and Swimming pool upgrade. Implementation of NBN wireless communication poles throughout the shire.

Participate in local and regional marketing events and promotions, including regional tourism promotions and events

 

Manager Business Development

Attendance/participation at events.

Participated in Country Week, Regional Tourism events and marketing initiatives including the Legendary Pacific Coast x 4 campaigns. Attended Newcastle Tourism trade show

Facilitate the adequate supply and take-up of land for new business development

 

Manager Business Development

Supply and take-up of zoned land for development.

Industrial land, Macksville new business enquiry regarding fuel storage depot, a new packaging facility and other highway related enquiries.

Apply for and secure grant funding from State and Federal government agencies for project development within the Shire

 

Grants Officer

MBD

Number of successful grants

Amount of funding received.

Federal Government funding to Main star for solar energy. Bio dental for Expansion funding.

EPA for sale yard effluent system implementation. WASIP funding for effluent system and acquitting funding.


10. 1 Objective: Economic Activity continued

The Nambucca Valley has a strong economy, with a thriving and diverse business community

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Foster local development opportunities and economic self-sufficiency through promotion, lobbying and direct action (continued)

Skill up community organisations through workshops/seminars to apply for available grant funding from government agencies.

 

Grants Officer

Number of participating organisations in workshops.

 

Assistance provided one-on-one in relation to specific applications

 

Tourism award, Community achievement awards Bowraville, Tidy towns Bowraville.

 

?Implementation of NBN wireless as per telecommunication strategy Achieved.

Report to Council on development proposals for Council-owned land

 

Manager Business Development

 

Sold Lot 1 and 3 Coronation Park, Short Street Nambucca Heads.?

Ensure the services of the Visitor Information Centre are well-utilised through training volunteers and developing promotional materials

 

Manager Business Development

Updated displays and brochures

Bookeasy system is used

Famils conducted

Guides and marketing material current

Famils, new Do Your Bit campaign energy efficiency, visitor guides, new website look and updated and upgraded booking system. Reprint of brochures.

 

 

 


 

Strategic Direction: Dynamic, Resilient Local Economy

 

10.2 Objective: Employment

Nambucca Valley residents have increased opportunities for employment

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Foster local employment opportunities, reducing the unemployment rate in the Nambucca Valley

Promote the availability and benefits of providing apprenticeships and traineeships, to industries, businesses and schools

 

Manager Business Development

Trainee staffing maintained

Increase in number of trainees

Industry skills expo with local TAFE and Industry. Technology workshops ETC,

 

Online marketing workshop Coffs Coast Digital Enterpise NBN.

 

Assist industry with sustainability to retain existing staff levels.

Inform local business of the New Dam project to ensure local content. Inform local business networks of Pacific Highway business opportunities.

Maintain links with the State and Federal agencies and non-government agencies with a role in employment and economic development

 

Manager Business Development

Industry outcomes

Trade and Investment, Industry Mid North Coast, Manufacture Coffs Coast. NSW business chamber, the small business commissioner reduced work comp premiums by 7%

 


 

Strategic Direction: Dynamic, Resilient Local Economy

 

10.3 Objective: Income and Wealth

Our residents have access to an improved standard of living

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Assist people to improve their standard of living through the support of programs

Provide financial support for Rural Financial Counseling.

Manager Community and Cultural Services

Payment of $3,800 is made.

Annual report to Council on service provided.

AGM was held 28 November 2012. Annual Report was received and made available for viewing. Offer of funding for Service was withdrawn following Council?s review of its Donations Policy.? The Committee may apply under the new procedure.?

Conduct regular meetings with existing businesses to disseminate information and build networks.

Manager Business Development

Regular meetings are held.

Maintained all existing networks

 

 

 

Strategic Direction: Dynamic, Resilient Local Economy

 

10.4 Objective: Skills Development

Residents of the Nambucca Valley have access to a range of opportunities to improve skills which will enable them to participate in the local economy

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Increase opportunities for and participation in school and post school education and training

Lobby for and support the establishment of education and training facilities and initiatives.

General Manager

Manager Business Development

Number of letters written and meetings attended.

DEEWR, RDA, Industry Mid North Coast, Aged Care, tourism, CSU, SCU, Catholic Church, Uniting Church

Promote the availability and benefits of providing apprenticeships and traineeships, to industries, businesses and schools

Manager Business Development

Trainee staffing maintained.

Increase in number of trainees.

New trade training allowance, local Skills Expo with Industry

 

Strategic Direction: A Sustainable Water Cycle

 

11.1 Objective: Water Management

Ensure the water resources of the Nambucca Valley are used sustainably, meeting current and future demand

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Provide a water supply that meets Government standards, through continued? implementation of the integrated water cycle management strategy for water supply

Let tender for construction of proposed off river storage project, subject to State funding being received

Manager Water and Sewerage

Successful tender is awarded and project began.

Tender awarded by Council for two contracts in August 2012. Preliminary works commenced in December 2012 and project construction scheduled for completion in February 2014.

 

Project totals $54M with Federal and State Governments contributing $24.8M

Refurbish existing older concrete reservoirs

Manager Water and Sewerage

Improved water quality and safer working conditions for maintenance workers.

Replacement of internal steel? ladders with FRP ladders?

Continue replacement of remaining asbestos cement pipework in reticulation system

Manager Water and Sewerage

Amount of asbestos cement pipe removed.

AC pipe replaced in Lower Lee Street

Renewal of fluoridation and chlorination plants

Manager Water and Sewerage

Water treatment to required standard.

Sodium hypochloride dosing pumps upgraded with duty/standby system.

Fluoride plant upgraded to latest technology with subsidy from NSW Health. Plant installed ready for commissioning.

Regular maintenance and improvements to the system

 

Manager Water and Sewerage

Meeting maintenance standards.

Installation of pressure reduction valves to reduce leakage and number of breakages.

Timely responses to emergencies

 

Manager Water and Sewerage

Time taken to respond.

Staff respond within two (2) hours

 

 


Strategic Direction: A Sustainable Water Cycle

 

11.2 Objective: Sewerage Services

Ensure the capacity of Nambucca Valley?s sewerage services meet population growth and community expectations for improved effluent quality

 

Four Year Delivery Objective

Operational Plan Actions

Lead responsibility

Annual Success Measures

Achievement

Provide a water and sewerage supply which meets Government standards through implementation of the integrated water cycle management strategy for sewage collection and treatment.

Completion of Nambucca Heads Sewerage Augmentation project.

Manager Water and Sewerage

Improved quality of treated sewage at Nambucca Heads.

Contract works completed.

Full responsibility for operation and maintenance of plant now rests with Council.?

Construction of sewerage pump stations at South Macksville urban release area.

Manager Water and Sewerage

Improved sewerage infrastructure.

One pump station completed. Second pump station scheduled to go to tender late 2013

Ongoing sewage pump replacements and mains replacement/rehabilitation works.

Manager Water and Sewerage

Improved sewerage infrastructure.

Pumps replaced in Nambucca Pump Station 10 and Macksville PS 12. Ongoing improvements to pumps station lids.

CCTV investigation of existing sewerage pipe network.

Manager Water and Sewerage

Completion of project enables Council to determine where rehabilitation works are required and to develop works program.

CCTV investigations completed and a works program is being developed for rectification works.? Cross connections of stormwater drainage to sewer have been identified for Council to request remedial action from ratepayers.

Effective treatment and maintenance of the system.

 

Manager Water and Sewerage

100% compliance with EPA requirements and licence conditions.

Council carries out regular monitoring program in accordance with EPA requirement. Some non ?conformance at Bowraville STP and with phosphorous level at Nambucca STP

Timely response to emergencies.

 

Manager Water and Sewerage

Staff arrive within 2 hours.

All surcharge incidents are responded to in a timely manner.

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 29 August 2013

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

ITEM 11.1?? SF992????????????? 290813??????? Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre Committee - Minutes - 6 August 2013

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:?? Peter Baynes, Manager Assets ????????

 

Summary:

 

The minutes of the Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre Committee meeting held on 6 August 2013 are attached.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1??????? That Council receive and note the minutes of the Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre Committee held on 6 August 2013.

 

2??????? That Council receive and note that the work to upgrade the kitchen and to install a windsock is proceeding.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

1??????? Accept the recommendation.

 

2??????? Not accept the recommendation.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The programmed meeting of the Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre Committee (NEOC) was held on Tuesday 6 August 2013. There was one agenda item being:

 

1????????? Update the Asset Management Plan (AMP)

 

The Asset Management Plan (AMP) provides a summary of all known current works identified for the site.

 

At the meeting held on the 19 February 2103 the Committee identified that upgrading the kitchen be nominated as the top priority with attention being given to bench tops and cupboards.? The Nambucca Shire Council budget for 2013/14 includes $5,000 for this work. The SES indicated they have sourced quotations for work that fits within this budget amount.? The committee endorsed proceeding on the basis of this quotation.

 

The committee also noted that installation of a windsock adjacent to the helicopter landing area is proceeding.? A sock has been sourced and design of a suitable mounting is underway.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Technical Officer ? Assets

Manager Assets

NSW Rural Fire Service

State Emergency Services

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

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

 

Social

 

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

 

Economic

 

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

 

Risk

 

There are no risks associated with this report.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

Continuation of funding for upgrades to the Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

??????????? External funding through grants, SES and NSW RFS

??????????? Council allocation for capital improvements.

 

Attachments:

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 29 August 2013

Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre Committee - Minutes - 6 August 2013

 

 

PRESENT

 

Cr J Ainsworth??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Cr B Morrison

P Baynes (Nambucca Shire Council)?????????????????????????????????????? R Monk (Nambucca Shire Council)

P Ashcroft (State Emergency Services)?????????????????????????????????? P Shales (State Emergency Services)

L Ison (NSW Rural Fire Service)???????????????????????????????????????????? P Hughes

 

APOLOGIES

 

Paul Gallagher (Nambucca Shire Council)

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

4/13 RESOLVED: (Hughes/Morrison)

That the Committee note the adoption of the Minutes of the Meeting held on the 19 February 2013.

 

 

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Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

ITEM 5.1???? SF992??????????????? 060813???? Asset Management Plan Update July 2013

DISCUSSION:

 

?????? An allocation of $5,000 has been made in Council?s Operating Budget for 2013/2014 for renovations to the kitchen.

?????? Further scoping information has been provided by RFS confirming their requirements for the windsock so that Council staff can proceed with a design.

?????? RFS not vacating premises, downsizing, maintaining service, 50% volunteer/training.

?????? Flat Pack ? $4,500 plus stove plus rangehood

 

5/13 RESOLVED: (Morrison/Ison)

 

That the amended Asset Management Plan (AMP) presented at the meeting on the 6 August 2013 be received and noted.

 

 

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NEXT MEETING DATE

 

The next meeting will be held in February 2014 at a date to be advised commencing at 1.30pm.

 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Chairperson then closed the meeting the time being 1.50pm.

 

John Ainsworth

(CHAIRPERSON)

 


Ordinary Council Meeting??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 29 August 2013

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

ITEM 11.2?? SF1676??????????? 290813??????? Road Rehabilitation - Revised Work Program 2013/2014

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:?? Peter Baynes, Manager Assets ????????

 

Summary:

 

Council?s budget for 2013/14 includes allocations for refurbishment and rehabilitation of urban streets and sealed rural roads.? The proposed works were subject to review as more current asset condition data became available.

 

This report proposes a revised program of works based on updated asset condition reports.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1??????? That Council receive and endorse the proposed revised work program for road rehabilitation.

 

2??????? That the revised program be exhibited for a period of 28 days consistent with usual practice for budget documents.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

1??????? That Council receive and endorse the proposed revised work program for road rehabilitation.

 

2??????? That Council not endorse the proposed revised work program for road rehabilitation.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Council?s budget for 2013/14 includes allocations for refurbishment and rehabilitation of urban streets and sealed rural roads.? At the time the draft budget was being complied the planned works were based on work planned for year 4 of an existing 5 year plan.

 

Acknowledging that the condition of the streets and roads would have changed during the life of that plan and that other remedial work may have altered the priority of these proposed works, the proposed works were subject to review as more current asset condition data became available.? (This was noted in the budget documents).

 

Since the preparation of the draft budget two road condition surveys have been completed.? Conduct of these services is by specialist service providers and despite efforts to conduct the surveys earlier in the year the availability of the service providers meant the surveys could not be completed prior to exhibition of the budget documents.

 

On the basis of these surveys and further review of remedial works carried out on these streets and roads, such as the recent heavy patching program, some changes to the proposed works program are proposed.

 

The following table summarises the proposed changes:

 

Street / Road

Original Allocation

Proposed Allocation

Comments

Newry Street Nambucca Heads

50,000

0

Transfer to Parkes Street

Ulrich Drive Nambucca Heads

90,000

90,000

Newry Street to car park

Bellwood Drive Nambucca Heads

150,000

0

Transfer to Seaview, Lower Lee, and Buckman Streets

Lower Lee Street Nambucca Heads

30,000

60,000

Full length

Buckman Street Nambucca Heads

10,000

30,000

Full length

Lower Parkes Street

Nambucca Heads

85,000

85,000

Now subject to Natural Disaster Claim*

Wallace Street Macksville

170,000

170,000

Upper Warrell Creek Road end

Various Lanes

100,000

100,000

Provost and Business Lanes

Parkes Street Nambucca Heads

 

51,000

Section off Ridge Street

Seaview Street Nambucca Heads

 

99,000

Northern end

Upper Warrell Creek Road

300,000

350,000

Between Yarrawonga Street and Preston Drive

Albert Drive

50,000

 

Transfer to Upper Warrell Creek Road

Deep Creek Road

250,000

 

Transfer to Valla Road

Valla Road

250,000

500,000

2 sections

South Arm Road

50,000

50,000

Weekes Bridge approaches.

*? Natural disaster funding will be in addition to this amount, but work will need to be done concurrently.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services

Manager Civil Works

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no environmental impacts resulting from this report.

 

Social

 

The proposed work program will provide improved conditions for the streets proposed to be included with no negative impact on the streets removed as these have had recent remedial work carried out.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic impacts resulting from this report.

 

Risk

 

There are no risk issues resulting from this report.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

The proposed changes to the program have no impact on the current budget.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Existing General Funds and Roads to Recovery funding.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

The proposed changes to the program have no impact on resourcing/staff.? The proposed changes will improve service levels for the streets proposed to be included with no negative impact on the streets removed as these have had recent remedial work carried out.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report. ???