PRESENT

 

Cr Rhonda Hoban (Mayor)

Cr John Ainsworth

Cr Martin Ballangarry OAM

Cr Brian Finlayson

Cr Paula Flack

Cr Kim MacDonald

Cr Bob Morrison

Cr Anne Smyth

Cr Elaine South

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Michael Coulter (General Manager)

Scott Norman (AGM Corporate Services)

Paul Gallagher (AGM Engineering Services)

Monika Schuhmacher (Minute Secretary)

 

 

PRAYER

 

Pastor Darryl Spriggs from the Presbyterian Church offered a prayer on behalf of the Nambucca Minister's Association.

 

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

Councillor John Ainsworth declared a pecuniary conflict of interest in Item 9.2 Gumma Reserve under the Local Government Act as Cr Ainsworth is a Board member of the Gaagal Wanggaan National Park.  Cr Ainsworth left the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor Brian Finlayson declared a pecuniary conflict of interest in Item 9.2 Gumma Reserve under the Local Government Act as Cr Finlayson has a business associate who has had reference interest in purchasing of Reserve.  Cr Finlayson left the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor R Hoban declared a non-pecuniary significant conflict of interest in Item 9.7 Outstanding DA’s greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined from 14-28 March 2014 under the Local Government Act as Cr Hoban was involved in negotiating conditions of consent for Valla Quarry prior to becoming a Councillor.  Discussion on this item involved a question about Conditions of Consent for Valla Quarry.  Cr Hoban left the meeting for this item.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Council Meeting 27 March 2014

 

191/14 RESOLVED:        (Flack/South)

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting of 27 March 2014 be confirmed.

 

Page 5 Disclosure of Interest -  Cr MacDonald’s should read “employer” on both disclosures.

 

 

  

ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

There were no Questions with Notice.

 

QUESTIONS FOR CLOSED MEETING WHERE DUE NOTICE HAS BEEN RECEIVED

 

There were no Questions for Closed Meeting where due Notice has been received.

 

 

General Manager Report

 

ITEM 9.1      SF959                100414      Outstanding Actions and Reports

192/14 RESOLVED:        (Flack/Smyth)

 

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

 

 

 

Cr Ainsworth and Cr Finlayson left the meeting for this item at 5.37 pm and returned after the conclusion of the item at 5.41 pm.

 

ITEM 9.2      PRF54                100414      Gumma Reserve

193/14 RESOLVED:        (Morrison/Flack)

 

1        That the camping fees for the Gumma Reserve be:

 

·      $20 per site per night in the NSW Christmas school holidays, the Easter school holidays and the September/October school holidays with the maximum number of people allowable per site being five.  Additional persons to be charged at $5.00/head.

 

·      $12 per site per night outside of the NSW Christmas school holidays, the Easter school holidays and the September/October school holidays with the maximum number of people allowable per site being two people.  Additional persons to be charged at $5.00 per person.

 

·      $10 per site per night outside of the NSW Christmas school holidays, the Easter school holidays and the September/October school holidays for single travellers.

 

2        That Council allow dogs on leads at the Gumma Reserve up until November 2014 and review the situation prior the peak season.

 

3        That Council charge a fee for dogs of $2.00 per night to cater for the cost of dog poo bags together with their disposal.

 

4        That when the grant funding has been expended Council revisit the Gumma Reserve and that staff be commended for their work in bringing it to the current standard.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.3      SF1479              100414      Purchase of Council Industrial Land - Lot 11 Railway Road Nambucca Heads

194/14 RESOLVED:        (MacDonald/Smyth)

 

1        That Council accept the offer from the Precision Placement Group Pty Ltd to lease the proposed Lot 11 for six months for the amount of $425 per week excluding GST and purchase the land for $245,000 excluding GST.

 

2        The Council’s seal be attached as required to documents associated with the transaction.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.4      SF1639              100414      Economic Directions Committee

195/14 RESOLVED:        (MacDonald/Ainsworth)

 

That Council note and receive the minutes of the Economic Directions Committee which was held in the Council Chambers on 25 March 2014.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.5      SF1920              100414      Minutes of the Access Committee meeting held 25 March 2014

196/14 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/Flack)

 

1          That Council endorse the membership of the Nambucca Shire Council Access Committee being Shirley Holmes (Chairperson), Cr South (Deputy Chair) and members listed as follows Cr Anne Smyth, Lyndel Bosman, Les Small, Lee-anne Funnell, Margaret Hutchinson, Jenny Adams, Kerry Sanders, Keith Davis, Alba Sky, Dorothy Secomb and Peter Shales.

 

2          That the minutes of the Nambucca Shire Council Access Committee meeting held 25 March 2013 be endorsed.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.6      SF922                100414      ANZAC Day Centenary Committee Plans for 2015

197/14 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/MacDonald)

 

That the plans for ANZAC Day 2015 proposed by the ANZAC Day Centenary Committee be noted.

 

 

 

The Mayor, Cr Hoban, left the meeting at 5.59 pm for discussions in this item pertaining to the development application for Valla Quarry.

The Deputy Mayor, Cr John Ainsworth, took the Chair for the duration of these discussions.

The Mayor returned after the conclusion of discussions pertaining to the Valla Quarry and resumed the Chair at 6.03 pm.

 

ITEM 9.7      SF1947              100414      Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined from 14 -28 March 2014

198/14 RESOLVED:        (Flack/Ainsworth)

 

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

 

199/14 Resolved:        (Flack/Smyth)

 

That Council ask its consultant whether they have considered design options for Link Road that could manage through traffic flow but allow emergency access and evacuation in the event of bushfire.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.8      SF1947              100414      2014 March - Development Applications Received

200/14 RESOLVED:        (Flack/Ainsworth)

 

That the Development Applications and Complying Development Applications received in March 2014 be received for information.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.9      SF1947              100414      Construction Certificates Approved March 2014

201/14 RESOLVED:        (Flack/MacDonald)

 

That the Construction Certificates approved for March 2014 be noted and received for information by Council.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.10    SF838                100414      New South Wales Public Library Funding

202/14 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Flack)

 

That Council provide support to the campaign mounted by the NSW Public Library Associations for increased State funding to Local Government for public libraries by:

 

a        Making representation to the local State Member, the Hon. Andrew Stoner MP, in relation to the need for additional funding from the NSW State Government for the provision of public library services

 

b        Writing to the Hon. George Souris, Minister for the Arts, calling upon the Government to implement the Reforming Public Library Funding submission of the Library Council of NSW in 2012 for the reform of the funding system for NSW public libraries

 

c        Approving the distribution of NSW Public Library Associations campaign information in Nambucca Shire Council Libraries.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.11    SF446                100414      Short-term allocation of funding for Valla Beach Tennis Club

203/14 RESOLVED:        (Morrison/Smyth)

 

That Council vote to allocate the money from the General Fund.  That the project be added to the Community Facilities and Public Open Space Contributions Plan work schedule when it is completed in July 2014.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.12    SF1148              100414      Council Ranger's Report February 2014

204/14 RESOLVED:        (MacDonald/South)

 

That the report from Council Ranger for February 2014 be received and noted by Council.

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.13    SF1148              100414      Council Ranger's Report March 2014

205/14 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/Flack)

 

That the report from Council Ranger for March 2014 be received and noted by Council.

 

 

 

Assistant General Manager Corporate Services Report

 

ITEM 10.1    SF251                100414      Schedule of Council Public Meetings

206/14 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Flack)

 

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

 

 


 

ITEM 10.2    SF308                100414      Donnelly-Welsh Playing Fields Committee of Management - Annual General Meeting - 23 October 2013 - Minutes

207/14 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/Ainsworth)

 

That Council endorse the minutes of the Committee of Management of the Donnelly-Welsh Playing Fields Annual General Meeting which was held on 23 October 2013 and that Council thank the outgoing Committee for their work in 2013/2014.

 

 

 

ITEM 10.3    SF1031              100414      Adoption of Draft Policy - Rates Hardship

208/14 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/MacDonald)

 

That the Adoption of Draft Policy – Rates Hardships be deferred.

 

 

 

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

 

ITEM 11.1    SF992                100414      Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre Committee - Minutes - 25 February 2014

209/14 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Morrison)

 

1        That Council receive and note the minutes of the Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre Committee held on 25 February 2014.

 

2        That the Asset Management Plan (AMP) presented at the meeting on the 25 February 2014 be received and noted and the following items removed from the plan having now been completed or no further action required:

 

·      Item 12  Helipad

·      Item 15  Dishwasher

·      Item 26  Windsock

·      Item 23  Locking issue with the training room door

·      Item 30  MOU for the training room

 

3        That Council include an amount of $40,000 in the 2014/2015 budget for consideration of the asphalting of the car park in accordance with the Asset Management Plan.

 

4        That Council acknowledge that the asphalting of the car park is a large expense competing against other infrastructure projects and in the event that the project does not receive the full funding amount of $40,000 in the 2014/15 budget that Council create a reserve towards the long term funding of the project and allocate an amount of $10,000 annually into a reserve over a four year period to fund the project.

 

 

 

 

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report – LATE

 

ITEM 11.2    SF90                  100414      Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee Meeting Minutes - 1 April 2014

210/14 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Flack)

 

That Council endorse the road closures for the ANZAC DAY marches to be held on ANZAC DAY 25 April 2014 and defer the other matters (items 1 to 6) to the next Council meeting.

 

    

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 7.05 pm. 

 

Confirmed and signed by the Mayor on 24 April 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

CR RHONDA HOBAN

MAYOR

(CHAIRPERSON)