PRESENT

 

Cr Rhonda Hoban (Mayor)

Cr Brian Finlayson

Cr Martin Ballangarry OAM

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)

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Cr John Ainsworth (Deputy Mayor)

Cr Paula Flack (on leave)

 

 

PRAYER

 

Reverend Ross Duncan (Anglican Church, Nambucca Heads) offered a prayer on behalf of the Nambucca Minister's Association.

 

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

Councillor K MacDonald declared a pecuniary interest in Item 9.5 Planning Proposal - Proposed Reclassification of Kingsworth Estate Dam under the Local Government Act as Cr MacDonald’s sister and brother-in-law own an adjoining property, and access or amenity may be impacted by Council’s decision.  Cr MacDonald left the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor R Hoban declared a non-pecuniary significant conflict of interest in Item 9.6 Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined from 23 July 2015 to 5 August 2015 under the Local Government Act as Cr Hoban has an immediate family member who has been employed on a casual basis with the applicant of DA2015/066 and has a reasonable expectation of future employment..  Cr Hoban left the meeting for this item.

 

The General Manager, M Coulter, declared a non-pecuniary significant conflict of interest in Item 9.6 Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined from 23 July 2015 to 5 August 2015 under the Local Government Act as the applicant for the development application is a person who is in his surf lifesaving patrol and who he competes with in surf boats.

 

Councillor K MacDonald declared a non-pecuniary, less significant conflict of interest in Item 10.4 Gordon Park Tennis Centre Committee of Management - Annual General Meeting - 24 July 2014 - Minutes under the Local Government Act as Cr MacDonald is a social member of the Club and frequently plays there on Saturday afternoon.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Council Meeting 30 July 2015

 

957/15 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/South)

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting of 30 July 2015 be confirmed.


NOTICE OF MOTION

 

ITEM 5.1      SF2049            130815         Notice of Motion - Request for Leave - Cr E South (SF1227)

958/15 Resolved:        (South/Ballangarry)

 

That Cr Elaine South be granted leave of absence in accordance with Section 234(d) of the Local Government Act for the period 21 August 2015 to 5 September 2015 inclusive.

 

 

PUBLIC FORUM AND DELEGATIONS

 

959/15 Resolved:        (MacDonald/South)

 

That the Public Forum be brought forward

 

Ms Angie Evans (Scotts Head Community Group) Fence surrounding caravan park.

 

Motion:      (Ballangarry/Morrison)

 

That Council support the community’s preference for no fence and that Council write to the Member for Oxley and seek her support for the position of Council and the community. 

 

Amendment:       (MacDonald/Finlayson)

 

That the Mayor and General Manager be authorised to lobby North Coast Holiday Parks on 14 August 2015 for the installation of a low key fence.

 

The amendment was LOST.

 

The motion was put and it was:

 

960/ 15 Resolved:       (Ballangarry/Morrison)

 

That Council support the community’s preference for no fence and that Council write to the Member for Oxley and seek her support for the position of Council and the community. 

 

 

DELEGATIONS

 

i)          Mr Kevin Williams – Arts Mid North Coast

ii)         Mr John Kincade – North Coast Academy of Sport

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.7      SF775                130815      Presentation to Council by Mr Kevin Williams, Regional Arts Development Officer

960/15 RESOLVED:        (South/Smyth)

 

That Council note and thank Mr Kevin Williams for his presentation on the activities of Arts Mid North Coast and its plans for 2015/2016.


 

 

ITEM 10.6    SF25                  130815      North Coast Academy of Sport request for Donation

962/15 RESOLVED:        (MacDonald/Smyth)

 

1        That Council note and thank Mr John Kincade, Executive Director, North Coast Academy of Sport for his presentation to Council.

 

2        That Council make a donation of $2,300 to the North Coast Academy of Sport and advise the academy of its continuing support budget permitting.

 


 

 

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                130815      Outstanding Actions and Reports

963/15 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/South)

 

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


 

 

ITEM 9.2      SF578                130815      Review of Reporting and Compliance Burdens on Local Government by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART)

964/15 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/MacDonald)

 

1        That the instances of inefficient or unnecessary planning, reporting and compliance obligations identified in this report (and any late report) be referred to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for consideration in their review of reporting and compliance burdens on local government.

 

2        That IPART be requested to extend the period for submissions until 15 September 2015.


 

 

ITEM 9.3      SF2037              130815      Minutes of the Nambucca Shire Council Access Committee meeting held 28 July 2015

965/15 RESOLVED:        (MacDonald/Smyth)

 

That Council endorse the minutes of the Nambucca Shire Council Access Committee meeting held 28 July 2015.


 

 

ITEM 9.4      SF1541              130815      Planning Proposal Gateway Determination - Subdivision of Rural Lots Severed by a Sealed Road

966/15 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/MacDonald)

 

That Council note the Gateway Panel determination of the Planning Proposal not to allow subdivision of rural land severed by a sealed road and no further action be taken.


 

 

Cr MacDonald left the meeting for Item 9.5 at 7.14 pm and returned after the conclusion of the Item at 7.15 pm.

 

ITEM 9.5      PRF72                130815      Planning Proposal - Proposed Reclassification of Kingsworth Estate Dam

967/15 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/Ballangarry)

 

1        That Council not proceed with the reclassification of the public reserve at this point in time.

 

2        That Council investigate opportunities to assist in the management of the Council reserve being Lot 40 DP711098 and the matter be reported back to Council in 6 months.


 

 

968/15 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/Morrison)

 

That Cr Finlayson take the Chair for Item 9.6.

 

The Mayor and the General Manager left the meeting for Item 9.6 at 7.15 pm and returned after the conclusion of the Item at 7.16 pm.  The Mayor then resumed the Chair.

 

ITEM 9.6      SF2038              130815      Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined from 23 July 2015 to 5 August 2015

969/15 RESOLVED:        (Morrison/Smyth)

 

That the information be noted by Council.


 

 

Item 9.7 was dealt with under Delegations.


 

 

ITEM 9.8      SF2066              130815      Naming Of The Bowraville Off River Water Storage Dam - Bowra Dam      

970/15 RESOLVED:        (South/Smyth)

 

That Council adopts the name “Bowra Dam” for its off river water storage.


 

 

Assistant General Manager Corporate Services Report

 

ITEM 10.1    SF2130              130815      Review of Liquidity Protection and Contingency Provisions

971/15 RESOLVED:        (MacDonald/Morrison)

 

That Council adopt the reviewed Draft Liquidity Protection Policy and Draft Contingency Provisions Policy.


 

 

ITEM 10.2    SF544                130815      Modification of Council Policy Section 94/64 to Include Waiver of Secondary Dwellings Clause

972/15 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/South)

 

That Council approve the new Policy - Section 94/64 Contributions to include the waiver of developer contributions for secondary dwellings for a two year trial period, namely: Contributions do not apply to development for the purposes of a secondary dwelling with a floor area up to and including 60m² (within external walls) for a trial period of 2 years commencing from (date of Council’s approval of Policy amendment).

 

For the motion:                         Councillors Hoban, South, MacDonald, Finlayson, Smyth, Ballangarry and Morrison          Total 8

Against the motion:         Nil


 

 

ITEM 10.3    SF251                130815      Schedule of Council Public Meetings

973/15 RESOLVED:        (MacDonald/Smyth)

 

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


 

 

ITEM 10.4    SF325                130815      Gordon Park Tennis Centre Committee of Management - Annual General Meeting - 24 July 2014 - Minutes

974/15 RESOLVED:        (South/Smyth)

 

That Council endorse the minutes of the Committee of Management Gordon Park Tennis Centre’s Annual General Meeting which was held on 24 July 2014 and that Council thank the outgoing Committee for their work in 2013/2014.


 

 

ITEM 10.5    SF341                130815      Valla Beach Community Association Committee of Management - Minutes of Annual General Meeting - 20 July 2015

975/15 RESOLVED:        (MacDonald/South)

 

That Council endorse the Minutes of the Committee of Management for the Valla Beach Community Association’s Annual General Meeting held on 20 July 2015 and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in the past twelve months.

 


 

Item 10.6 was dealt with under Delegations.


 

 

ITEM 10.7    SF2116              130815      Investment Report to 31 July 2015

976/15 RESOLVED:        (MacDonald/South)

 

That the Accountants’ Report on Investments placed to 31 July 2015 be noted.


 

 

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

 

ITEM 11.1    SF453                130815      Waste Management Quarterly Report April - June 2015

977/15 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/Ballangarry)

 

That Council receive and note the information provided in the Waste Management Quarterly Report for the period 1 April – 30 June 2015.


 

 

ITEM 11.2    SF674                130815      Acquisition Of Land From Forests NSW For The Future Extension Of The Nambucca Waste Management Facility

Motion:      (MacDonald/Ballangarry)

 

That Council receive and note the information provided in the report on the acquisition of land from Forests NSW for the future extension of the Nambucca Waste Management Facility.

 

Amendment:       (Finlayson/MacDonald)

 

That Council write to appropriate Minister drawing the attention to the history of the matter and particularly Council’s investment in studies made in good faith as well as the importance of the facility to the growth and security of our local community.

 

The amendment was carried and it became the motion and it was:

 

978/15 Resolved:        (Finlayson/MacDonald)

 

That Council write to appropriate Minister drawing the attention to the history of the matter and particularly Council’s investment in studies made in good faith as well as the importance of the facility to the growth and security of our local community.


 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 7.43 pm. 

 

Confirmed and signed by the Mayor on 27 August 2015.

 

 

 

 

CR RHONDA HOBAN

MAYOR

(CHAIRPERSON)