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)

Paul Gallagher (AGM Engineering Services)

Lorraine Hemsworth (Minute Secretary)

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Scott Norman (AGM Corporate Services)

 

 

PRAYER

 

The Reverend Jilleen Chambers from the Anglican Church, Macksville offered a prayer on behalf of the Nambucca Minister's Association.

 

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

Councillor K MacDonald declared a pecuniary interest – Less Significant Interest in Item 9.4 Extension of Star Street Medical Centre – Request for Review of (Section 94) Developer Contributions for Water and Sewerage under the Local Government Act as Cr MacDonald is a patient at the Star Street Medical Centre.  Cr MacDonald remained in the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor E South declared a pecuniary interest – Less Significant Interest in Item 9.4 Extension of Star Street Medical Centre – Request for Review of (Section 94) Developer Contributions for Water and Sewerage under the Local Government Act as Cr South is a patient at the Star Street Medical Centre.  Cr South remained in the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor P Flack declared a pecuniary interest – Less Significant Interest in Item 9.4 Extension of Star Street Medical Centre – Request for Review of (Section 94) Developer Contributions for Water and Sewerage under the Local Government Act as Cr Flack works at the Macksville Hospital. Cr Flack remained in the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor J Ainsworth declared a pecuniary interest – Less Significant Interest in Item 9.4 Extension of Star Street Medical Centre – Request for Review of (Section 94) Developer Contributions for Water and Sewerage under the Local Government Act as Cr Ainsworth is a patient at the Star Street Medical Centre. Cr Ainsworth remained in the meeting for this item.

 


 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Council Meeting 27 August 2015

 

1010/15 RESOLVED:       (Smyth/Flack)

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting of 27 August 2015 be confirmed.


 

 

DELEGATIONS

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the following delegation be heard by Dr Tony Adams in relation to Item 9.4 - DA2015/116 Extension of Star Street Medical Centre - Request for Review of (Section 64) Developer Contributions for Water and Sewerage.

 


 

ITEM 9.4      DA2015/116        100915      Extension of Star Street Medical Centre - Request for Review of (Section 64) Developer Contributions for Water and Sewerage

1011/15 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/South)

 

That Council determine to modify DA2015/116 by waiving the Section 64 water and sewer headworks contributions on the grounds that the extensions to the existing medical practice will provide the Macksville Hospital with an additional Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) and Anaesthetist and provide for a continuation of the existing GP training program.

 

For the Motion:                        Councillors South, Flack, Smyth, Ballangarry, Finlayson, Ainsworth, MacDonald, Hoban                            Total 8

Against the Motion:        Councillor Morrison                          Total 1

 

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                100915      Outstanding Actions and Reports

1012/15 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/MacDonald)

 

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

 

 


 


 

ITEM 9.2      SF1856              100915      Voting Arrangements for the Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2015

1013/15 RESOLVED:       (Flack/MacDonald)

 

1        That the Mayor be nominated as a voting delegate to the LG NSW Conference.

 

2        Should one or more other Councillors propose to attend the Conference that they advise the General Manager before 18 September 2015 with the first Councillor nominating being Council’s second voting delegate.

 


 

ITEM 9.3      SF1856              100915      Financial Assistance Grants (FAGS) to Local Government

1014/15 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Flack)

 

1        That Council acknowledges the importance of Federal funding through the Financial Assistance Grants (FAGS) program for the continued delivery of Council’s services and infrastructure.

 

2        That Council acknowledges that it will receive $3,601,324 in Federal Financial Assistance Grants in 2015/16.

 

3        That Council will ensure that this Federal funding, and other funding provided by the Federal Government under relevant grant programs, is appropriately identified as Commonwealth grant funding in Council publications, including annual reports.

 

4        That Council write to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Hon Warren Truss MP, raising the issue of financial sustainability of Local Government, the importance of FAGs to Council’s budget and sustainability, and urging Minister Truss to support the restoration of the indexation of FAGs as soon as possible.

 

5        That LG NSW be advised of Council’s resolutions and actions.


Item 9.4 was dealt with earlier.


 

ITEM 9.5      SF722                100915      Funding of Council Staff under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA)

1015/15 RESOLVED:       (Flack/South)

 

1        That Council enquire with Roads and Maritime Services or other appropriate State authority regarding the proposal which has been put by the Australian Government for the reform of the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA); whether local government has or will have the opportunity to provide any comment on the reform proposal and thirdly whether or not the offer of a temporary day labour exemption will be taken up.

 

2        That Council provide a copy of the Minister’s letter, this report and Council’s letter to the RMS to LG NSW for their information.


ITEM 9.6      SF2038              100915      Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined from 19 August 2015 to 1 September 2015

1016/15 RESOLVED:       (MacDonald/Flack)

 

That the information be noted by Council.

 


 


 

ITEM 9.7      SF2038              100915      2015 August - Development and Complying Development - Applications Received

1017/15 RESOLVED:       (MacDonald/Ainsworth)

 

That the Development Applications and Complying Development Applications received in August 2015 be received for information.

 


 

 

ITEM 9.8      SF2038              100915      2015 August - Construction And Complying Development - Certificates Approved

1018/15 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/MacDonald)

 

That the Construction and Complying Development Certificates approved for August 2015 be noted and received for information by Council.

 


 

 

Assistant General Manager Corporate Services Report

 

ITEM 10.1    SF2116              100915      Investment Report to 31 August 2015

1019/15 RESOLVED:       (MacDonald/South)

 

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

 

 

1020/15 Resolved:       (Ainsworth/MacDonald)

 

That there be a report regarding options to maximize returns on Council’s Invested Funds from Corporate Services and if Council requires a change in the Investment Portfolio to invite its Financial Advisors to address Council.

 


 

ITEM 10.2    SF251                100915      Schedule of Council Public Meetings

1021/15 RESOLVED:       (Flack/Ballangarry)

 

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

 


 

 


Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

 

ITEM 11.1    SF1676              100915      Capital Works Report - June 2015

1022/15 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Flack)

 

1        That the Capital Works Report for the fourth quarter and end of the 2014/15 financial year ending 30 June 2015 be received and noted.

 

2        That the proposed variations as contained within the report be endorsed and included in the June 2015 budget review.

 

3        That the unexpended funds from the flood damage grant be revoted into the 2015/16 financial year to complete the works in July/August.

 

4        That the allocation of $135,000 for the Bellwood toilet block be revoted to 2015/16 financial year.

 

5        That an allocation from the quarry gravel royalty reserve of $222,000 be drawn from the reserve to supplement the allocation for the rehabilitation and realignment of pavement on Valla Road.

 

6        That the unexpended allocation of $168,000 within the Road Capital Works Renewal Program be revoted to 2015/16 financial year to fund the finalisation of sealing of the pavement works.

 

7        That the unexpended allocation of $85,000 within the Urban Street Rehabilitation be revoted to fund an urban street rehabilitation project in 2015/16 financial year.

 

8        That the unexpended allocation of $98,000 from the Reseal Programme for 2015/16 financial year be revoted to the 2015/16 financial year.

 

9        That the unexpended allocation of $196,000 from the Gumma Road project be revoted to the 2015/16 financial year to complete the project.

 

10      That the unexpended allocations of:

          a)       $29,000 emanating from savings on Purcells Bridge

          b)       $44,000 emanating from savings on Browns Crossing No.2 Bridge

          be placed into the bridge reserve.

 

11      That the unexpended allocation of $69,000 within the K&G fund be revoted towards funding

          a)       the Adin Street footpath at Scotts Head

          b)       Thompson Street Car Park at Valla Beach

          in 2015/16 financial year.

 

12      That the unexpended allocation of $49,000 from Gregory Street Car Park (Section 94 funding) be revoted to fund the Thompson Street Car Park at Valla Beach in the 2015/16 financial year.

 

13      That unexpended allocation of $158,000 from the Environmental levy be placed into a restricted reserve for street lighting pending the LED Street lighting upgrade and a future report be provided to Council once Essential Energy has determined the provider of the LED luminaires and a program for the upgrade within the Nambucca Local Government Area.

 

14      That the unexpended allocation of $22,000 within the Gravel Rural Roads Pavement Maintenance fund be revoted within the 2014/15 budget towards the sealing of a 250m section of pavement on William Hill Road between the existing bitumen and a dust seal constructed under private works.

 

15      That any unexpended funds within the 2014/15 Rural Fire Service Budget be placed onto the RFS reserve and used to assist in funding future over expenditures and or plant replacement and upgrades.

 

16      That the unexpended amount of $438,000 for plant replacement emanating from the Infrastructure Services restructure report be revoted to complete the purchases in 2015/16 financial year.

 


 

 

ITEM 11.2    SF2080              100915      Pacific Highway Transfer of Assets - Meeting 5 - Minutes

1023/15 RESOLVED:       (Smyth/Flack)

 

That Council receive and note the minutes emanating from the Warrell Creek to Urunga Pacific Highway Upgrade Transfer of Assets meeting held on the 10 August 2015.

 


    

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 6.37 pm. 

 

Confirmed and signed by the Mayor on 24 September 2015.

 

 

 

 

CR RHONDA HOBAN

MAYOR

(CHAIRPERSON)