NAMBUCCA

SHIRE COUNCIL

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

AGENDA ITEMS

13 April 2017

 

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 AND on the Thursday two weeks before the Thursday meeting.  Both meetings commence at 5.30 pm.  Meetings are held in the Council Chamber at Council's Administration Centre—44 Princess Street, Macksville (unless otherwise advertised).

 

 

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:

 

Nambucca Shire Council believes that the opportunity for any person to address the Council in relation to any matter which concerns them is an important demonstration of local democracy and our values.  Accordingly Council allows members of the public to address it on matters not listed in the agenda provided the request is received before publication of the agenda (registration to speak may be made by telephone or in person before 2.00 pm on a meeting day) and the subject of the address is disclosed and recorded on the agenda.

 

In relation to regulatory or enforcement matters it needs to be understood that the Council has certain legal obligations which will generally prevent the Council from providing an immediate response to any concerns or grievances which may be raised in the public forum.  In particular the Council has to provide procedural fairness and consider all relevant information. 

 

Generally this cannot be done with matters which have come direct to Council via the public forum.  So the fact that the Council may not immediately agree to the representations and seek a report instead should not be taken to indicate disagreement or disinterest.

 

Where the subject matter concerns an on-going complaint which has been the subject of previous investigation by Council staff and/or external bodies such as the NSW Ombudsman, the General Manager in consultation with the Mayor will decide on whether or not the person will be allowed to speak in the public forum.

 

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 - 13 April 2017

 

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.

 

ITEM

TIME

WHERE

Item 9.3

Access to the Donnelly and Bonett Property

Leave Council Chambers at 3.00 pm

Rosella Drive

Formerly Old Coast Road

Item 9.6

4.00 pm

Gordon Park

 

 

AGENDA                                                                                                   Page

 

1        APOLOGIES—Cr John Wilson

2        PRAYER

3        DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

4        CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES —

Ordinary Council Meeting – 30 March 2017

Special Council Meeting – 3 April 2017

 

5        NOTICES OF MOTION

5.1     Notice of Motion - NBN Rollout Options.......................................................................... 22

5.2     Notice of Motion - Charges to Operate Onsite Sewage Management System .................... 23

5.3     Notice of Motion - Reinstatement of Macksville as an "RV Friendly Town" ........................ 31  

6        PUBLIC FORUM

Mr Terry Baldwin - Lower Buccrabendinni Road

Ms Jenny Argent - Lower Buccrabendinni Road

 

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.................................................................................... 33

9.2     Local Government Performance Audit.............................................................................. 39

9.3     Access to the Donnelly and Bonett Property - Rosella Drive (formerly Old Coast Road)..... 43

9.4     Environmental Management Audit of Valla Quarry............................................................ 52

9.5     Establishment of a Business Advisory Committee............................................................ 56

9.6     Gordon Park Rainforest Committee of Management - Concern about Damage Caused by Flying Fox and Request for an On-Site Meeting................................................................................ 60

9.7     Proposed Vodafone Communications Tower - 20 Gumma Road, Macksville (adjoining Council's Dog Pound)........................................................................................................................... 63

9.8     Modification to DA2014/164............................................................................................ 74

9.9     Macksville Revitalisation and Results of Exhibition......................................................... 144

9.10   Community Builders Funding Future - Department of Family and Community Service Targeted Earlier Intervention Reform ...................................................................................................... 216

9.11   Local Government NSW Tourism Conference 2017......................................................... 218

9.12   Minutes of the Nambucca Shire Council Access Committee meeting - 28 March 2017....... 223

9.13   Review of Alcohol Free Zone in Bowraville CBD............................................................. 229

9.14   2017 March - Development and Complying Development Applications Received............. 232

9.15   2017 March - Approved Construction and Complying Development Certificates............... 236

9.16   Development Applications greater than 12 months or where submissions received -  to 6 April 2017.................................................................................................................................... 240

9.17   Council Ranger's Report March 2017.............................................................................. 242

10      Assistant General Manager Corporate Services Report

10.1   Investment Report to 31 March 2017.............................................................................. 244

10.2   Utungun Community Centre Committee of Management- Minutes of AGM – 17/1/2017...... 249

10.3   Grants Hall Committee of Management - Minutes of AGM- 8/3/2017................................ 260

10.4   Schedule of Council Public Meetings 2017..................................................................... 264

10.5   Donations Program (Section 356) 2017/2018 - Applications for Approval......................... 265

11      Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

11.1   Tender T010/2016 - Construction of a Roof Structure over Nambucca Waste Management Facility Transfer Station............................................................................................................ 306

11.2   Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee Meeting Minutes - 4 April 2017.................................. 309    

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

12.1   Confidential - Tender T010/2016 - Construction of a Roof Structure over Nambucca Waste Management Facility Transfer Station

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) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

 

12.2   General Manager's Performance Review

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) (a) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains personnel matters concerning particular individuals.

  

            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.


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DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST AT MEETINGS

 

 

Name of Meeting:

 

Meeting Date:

 

Item/Report Number:

 

Item/Report Title:

 

 

 

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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).


 

Ordinary Council Meeting

MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Council Meeting HELD ON 30 March 2017

PRESENT

 

Cr Rhonda Hoban (Mayor)

Cr John Ainsworth

Cr Martin Ballangarry OAM

Cr Brian Finlayson

Cr Susan Jenvey

Cr David Jones

Cr Janine Reed

Cr Anne Smyth

Cr John Wilson

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Michael Coulter (General Manager)

Scott Norman (AGM Corporate Services)

Keith Williams (Manager Technical Services) left the meeting at 6.47 pm

Paul Gallagher (AGM Engineering Services) arrived at the meeting at 6.47 pm

Monika Schuhmacher (Minute Secretary)

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services (Paul Gallagher) arrived late

 

 

PRAYER

 

Reverend Bernard Davidson from the Salvation Army offered a prayer on behalf of the Nambucca Minister's Association.

 

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

Councillor Smyth declared a non-pecuniary less significant conflict of interest in Item 9.3 Gordon Park Rainforest Committee of Management - Concern about Damage Caused by Flying Fox and Request for an On-Site Meeting under the Local Government Act as Cr Smyth is a member of the Gordon Park Rainforest Committee of Management.

 

Councillor Smyth declared a non-pecuniary less significant conflict of interest in Item 9.11 Minutes of the Nambucca Shire Council Access Committee meeting held 28 February 2017 under the Local Government Act as Cr Smyth is a member of the CMCA, who sponsor RV Friendly Towns dump point installations.

 

Councillor J Reed declared a non-pecuniary less significant conflict of interest in Item 10.5 Donations Program (Section 356) 2017/2018 - Applications for Approval under the Local Government Act as Cr Reed is a member of the Utungun Community Centre which is the Section 355 Committee of Management which administers the Utungun Hall. 

 

Councillor R Hoban declared a non-pecuniary significant conflict of interest in Items 11.2 and 12.2 Tender T401617NAM - Supply and Delivery of Road Base Materials - 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020 under the Local Government Act as Cr Hoban, prior to becoming a Councillor she was involved in negotiating consent conditions for one of the tendering quarries (Valla Quarry).  Cr Hoban left the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor Jenvey declared a non-pecuniary significant conflict of interest in Item 12.2 Tender T401617NAM - Supply and Delivery of Road Base Materials - 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020 under the Local Government Act as Cr Jenvey has private interests in relation to one company tendering.  Cr Jenvey left the meeting for this item.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Council Meeting 16 March 2017

 

137/17 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/Ballangarry)

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting of 16 March 2017 be confirmed subject to the following amendments:

 

Cr Wilson:

          Page 16       Item 11.1 Resolution 3 should read:  “   2017-18 budget deliberations…”.

          Page 16       Item 11.5 Resolution should read:  "….Annual General Meeting held on 1                                                 September 2016…". 

          Page 17       Item 12.1 Resolution 1 should read:  "…. access point at Swimming Creek,                                                        to coincide with the Deep Creek Footbridge   ".

 

          Page 18       Item 12.3    Resolution 2 should read: "…..both Honorary Rangers placing on                                           record Council’s appreciation for their help."

 

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION - CR Jenvey

 

ITEM 5.1      SF2303              300317      Notice of Motion - Request for Donation - Operation Pilgrimage Team to assist with the rehabilitation of our veterans on the Five Rivers Expedition 2017

Motion:      (Jenvey/Smyth)

 

1        That Council support Operation Pilgrimage Group with their Five Rivers project with a donation of $1000.00 towards the purchase of a “Nambucca River” canoe.

 

Amendment:       (Ainsworth/Reed)

 

That this Item be deferred for consideration with other donations in  Item 10.5 Donations Program 2017/2018.

 

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

 

138/17Resolved:         (Reed/Ainsworth)

 

1        That this Item be deferred for consideration with other donations in  Item 10.5 Donations Program 2017/2018.

 

Motion:      (Reed/Ainsworth)

 

2        That Council seeks to connect with the veterans in either informal or formal ways on the Nambucca River leg of the Five Rivers project.

 

Amendment:       (Hoban/Finlayson)

 

That Council seek further advice from Mr Miles as to ways Council may be able to connect with the Veterans either formally or informally on the Nambucca River leg of the project.

 

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

 

139/17 Resolved:        (Hoban/Finlayson)

 

That Council seek further advice from Mr Miles as to ways Council may be able to connect with the Veterans either formally or informally on the Nambucca River leg of the project.

 

   

 

ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

There are no questions with notice.

 

QUESTIONS FOR CLOSED MEETING WHERE DUE NOTICE HAS BEEN RECEIVED

 

There are no questions for Closed Meeting where due notice has been received.

 

 

 

General Manager Report

 

ITEM 9.1      SF959                300317      Outstanding Actions and Reports

140/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Wilson)

 

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

 

 

 

ITEM 9.2      SF841                300317      Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Response to Representations about Highway Road Noise at Valla

141/17 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/Reed)

 

That the information concerning the RMS response to representations about highway road noise at Valla be received.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.3      PRF28                300317      Gordon Park Rainforest Committee of Management - Concern about Damage Caused by Flying Fox and Request for an On-Site Meeting

142/17 RESOLVED:        (Reed/Wilson)

 

That this item be deferred as an onsite inspection was cancelled due to wet weather.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.4      SF2195              300317      Payment of Road Infrastructure Damage Invoice for 2016 World Rally Championship

143/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

1        That Council seek to further negotiate the offer of compensation from Rally Australia for the damage caused by the 2016 World Rally Championship and going forward the nature of the formal agreement proposed by Rally Australia regarding the use of Council roads, the methodology for assessing any damage to Council roads and the payment of compensation for the repair of any damage.

 

2        That the Mayor, a Councillor participating on the Rally Australia Community Liaison Committee, the General Manager and Assistant General Manager Engineering Services meet with Rally Australia representatives for the purpose of undertaking the negotiations identified in 1 above.

 

3        That Council note that the proposed 2017 World Rally Championship will only use the “Nambucca Stage” starting on Congarinni Road North and travelling out to Rhones Creek, Welshes Creek, Williams Hill, South Arm, Simpsons Ridge, Lower Buckrabendinni, North Arm, Graces and Dyers Loop roads.  There will be no stages run at Bakers Creek or at Valla.

 

4        That Council make representations to the Minister for Sport, the Hon. Stuart Ayres (with a copy to the Minister for Roads, the Hon Melinda Pavey MP) concerning the damage caused to Nambucca Shire Council roads by the 2016 World Rally event, seeking his action under Section 7 of the Motor Sports (World Rally Championship) Act in relation to the repair of Council roads.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.5      LF6505               300317      Access to the Donnelly and Bonett Property - Rosella Drive (formerly Old Coast Road)

144/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Ballangarry)

 

That this item be deferred as an onsite inspection was cancelled due to wet weather.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.6      SF2334              300317      Proposed Restart NSW Submissions Committee, Mid North Coast

145/17 RESOLVED:        (Reed/Wilson)

 

That the information concerning the proposed Restart NSW Submissions Committee, Mid North Coast be received and that the Councillor appointed chair of the Business Advisory Committee be appointed to the Restart NSW Submissions Committee Mid North Coast.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.7      SF2079              300317      Cost of Local Government Election held on 10 September 2016

146/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Reed)

 

That the information concerning the cost of the local government election held on 10 September 2016 be received.

 

 

 

The Assistant General Manager, Mr Gallagher, arrived at the meeting at 6.47 pm.

The Manager Technical Services, Mr Williams, left the meeting at 6.47 pm.

 

 

ITEM 9.8      SF2186              300317      Nambucca Main Beach Coastal Hazard Protection Stage 2

147/17 RESOLVED:        (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

1        That Council accept the funding offer of $207,500 from the Office of Environment and Heritage to support the Stage 2 Coastal Protection Works at Main Beach Nambucca Heads.

 

2        That Council allocates an amount of $136,278 from working funds towards the Stage 2 Coastal Protection Works at Main Beach Nambucca Heads in the 2016/17 financial year to support Council’s commitment to the project and the funding agreement with the Office of Environment and Heritage.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.9      PRF18                300317      Boating Now - Gordon Park

148/17 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/Reed)

 

1        That the information concerning progress of the Boating Now Project for Gordon Park be received.

 

2        That, in accordance with the works schedule of S94 Community Facilities and Open Space Plan, Council allocates an additional $124,560 toward the implementation of the improvements to Gordon Park.

 

3        That Council supports the project by allocating project funds towards a suitably qualified Project Manager.

 

4        That Council combine funds allocated to the project through various work orders into a single work order number and the separate assets/activity be clearly separated via tasks.

 

5        That Council note it is anticipated that revotes for the project will be requested at the June quarter to allow for the continued implementation of the project into the next financial year.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.10    SF842                300317      Establishment of a Council 'Clean Energy Committee'

149/17 RESOLVED:        (Reed/Ainsworth)

 

1          That Council adopt the Terms of Reference for a ‘Clean Energy Committee’ as outlined in the body of the body of this report.

 

2          That three Councillors, including a Chair, be appointed to the Committee.

 

3          That Council nominates a Chair and two Councillors.

 

4          That Council formally invites the Office of Environment and Heritage to be a part of this Committee, specifically the Clean Energy Coordinator NE region.

 

5          That Council call for expressions of interest for membership of the Committee.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.11    SF2292              300317      Minutes of the Nambucca Shire Council Access Committee meeting held 28 February 2017

150/17 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/Ballangarry)

 

1          That Council establishes a RV dump point next to the public toilets outside the Macksville Memorial Aquatic and Fitness Centre.

 

2          That funding for installing the dump point be sought from a grant or sponsorship, with the balance (if not fully funded) being requested from the Council’s 2017-2018 budget; and that a letter be sent to Jayco Australia seeking sponsorship for the project.

 

3          That Council’s compliance with the quality requirements of the Ageing Disability and Home Care funding agreement 2015-2018 be noted. 

 

4          That Council note the purchase of a medical chair scale to be housed at the Macksville Memorial Aquatic and Fitness Centre, from local fund raising and external grant funding.

 

5          That Council endorse the minutes of the Nambucca Shire Council Access Committee meeting held 28 February 2017.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.12    SF2293              300317      Development Applications greater than 12 months or where submissions received -  to 22 March 2017

151/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Wilson)

 

That the information be noted by Council.

 

152/17 Resolved:        (Smyth/Ballangarry)

 

That DA2017/020 be called in for determination by Council.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.13    SF2222              300317      North Coast Regional Plan

153/17 RESOLVED:        (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

That the information be noted.

 

 

 

Assistant General Manager Corporate Services Report

 

ITEM 10.1    SF251                300317      Schedule of Council Public Meetings 2017

154/17 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/Ainsworth)

 

That the schedule of dates for public Council meetings in 2017 be noted and received for information by Council.

 

 

 

ITEM 10.2    SF334                300317      South Arm Hall Committee of Management - Minutes of Annual General Meeting - 14 August 2016

155/17 RESOLVED:        (Reed/Smyth)

 

That Council endorse the minutes of the Committee of Management for the South Arm Hall’s Annual General Meeting held on 14 August 2016 and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in the past twelve months.

 

 

 

ITEM 10.3    SF2064              300317      Macksville Dance Group - Request for Waiving of Fees for Hiring the Macksville Senior Citizens Centre

156/17 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/Reed)

 

That Council waive the rental fee to the Macksville Dance Group for the hire of the Macksville Senior Citizens Centre for six hours on Saturday 20 May 2017 for the conduct of a Charity Dance for the Nambucca Valley Cancer Support Group.

 

 

 

ITEM 10.4    SF1120              300317      Grant Application Status Report

157/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Wilson)

 

That Council receive the list of grant applications to 20 March 2017 and the list of current grant funding available from Council’s Grants Calendar.

 

 

 

ITEM 10.5    SF25                  300317      Donations Program (Section 356) 2017/2018 - Applications for Approval

Motion:      (Wilson/Ainsworth)

 

1          Approves applications for all monetary donation requests, for amounts of less than $2,000;

 

2          Approves reduced donations, to organisations that have received donations in the past two (2) years, being: Nambucca Community & Arts Centre CoM and Marine Rescue – Nambucca, to a maximum donation amount of $2,000, hence leaving funds in the donations budget for one-off requests throughout 2017/2018.  This would be a total reduced donation of $9253.21;

 

3          Undertake a review of the Donations Policy to consider the following options: a) put a “cap” on donation requests of $2,000 maximum, as the annual budget is limited; b) donations for operating costs cannot be accepted for Section 356 donation applications; c) preference will be given to Section 356 applicants that have not received donations in the past two (2) years; d) applicants that have not spent, nor acquitted, previous year’s Section 356 donations, will not be eligible to apply;

 

4          That there be a further report to Council in relation to Recommendation 3.

 

5          Approves applications for a waste waiver from the charitable organisations of Nambucca Valley Christian Life Centre – Care n Wear, Macksville/Bowraville Uniting Church Op Shop – Bowraville, Anglican Op Shop, Nambucca Heads, Nambucca Valley Phoenix, Anglican Parish Opportunity Shop in Macksville and Nambucca Valley Community Church. Also approve an application from The Salvation Army Family Store (received 15/03/2017);

 

6          Approves applications for a waste waiver, and provision of services, for one-off events/regular events being: bi-monthly markets and Carols at Valla Reserve (Valla Beach Community Association); Christmas Carols at Macksville Park (Salvation Army); Lions Annual Fair at Valla Hall (Lions Club of Valla); and 2018 Challenge Cup at Coronation Park, Nambucca Heads (Nambucca Strikers Football Club).

 

7          Considers increasing the annual target limit of waste waivers for charitable organisations and one-off events to a total limit of 80 tonnes given the reported increase in volume of waste from these organisations, reflected in the applications received.

 

Amendment:       (Smyth/Jenvey)

 

1          Approves applications for all monetary donation requests, for amounts of less than $2,000;

 

2          Approves reduced donations, to organisations that have received donations in the past two (2) years, being: Nambucca Community & Arts Centre CoM and Marine Rescue – Nambucca, to a maximum donation amount of $2,000, hence leaving funds in the donations budget for one-off requests throughout 2017/2018.  This would be a total reduced donation of $9253.21;

 

3          Undertake a review of the Donations Policy to consider the following options: a) put a “cap” on donation requests of $2,000 maximum, as the annual budget is limited; b) donations for operating costs cannot be accepted for Section 356 donation applications; c) preference will be given to Section 356 applicants that have not received donations in the past two (2) years; d) applicants that have not spent, nor acquitted, previous year’s Section 356 donations, will not be eligible to apply;

 

4          That there be a further report to Council in relation to Recommendation 3.

 

5          Approves applications for a waste waiver from the charitable organisations of Nambucca Valley Christian Life Centre – Care n Wear, Macksville/Bowraville Uniting Church Op Shop – Bowraville, Anglican Op Shop, Nambucca Heads, Nambucca Valley Phoenix, Anglican Parish Opportunity Shop in Macksville and Nambucca Valley Community Church. Also approve an application from The Salvation Army Family Store (received 15/03/2017).

 

6          Approves applications for a waste waiver, and provision of services, for one-off events/regular events being: bi-monthly markets and Carols at Valla Reserve (Valla Beach Community Association); Christmas Carols at Macksville Park (Salvation Army); Lions Annual Fair at Valla Hall (Lions Club of Valla); and 2018 Challenge Cup at Coronation Park, Nambucca Heads (Nambucca Strikers Football Club).

 

7          Considers increasing the annual target limit of waste waivers for charitable organisations and one-off events to a total limit of 80 tonnes given the reported increase in volume of waste from these organisations, reflected in the applications received.

 

8          That Council approve a donation of $1000 to Operation Pilgrimage.

 

The amendment was LOST.

 

FURTHER Amendment:          (Jenvey/Smyth)

 

1          Approves applications for all monetary donation requests, for amounts of less than $2,000;

 

2          Approves reduced donations, to organisations that have received donations in the past two (2) years, being: Nambucca Community & Arts Centre CoM and Marine Rescue – Nambucca, to a maximum donation amount of $2,000, hence leaving funds in the donations budget for one-off requests throughout 2017/2018.  This would be a total reduced donation of $9253.21;

 

3          Undertake a review of the Donations Policy to consider the following options: a) put a “cap” on donation requests of $2,000 maximum, as the annual budget is limited; b) donations for operating costs cannot be accepted for Section 356 donation applications; c) preference will be given to Section 356 applicants that have not received donations in the past two (2) years; d) applicants that have not spent, nor acquitted, previous year’s Section 356 donations, will not be eligible to apply;

 

4          That there be a further report to Council in relation to Recommendation 3.

           

5          Approves applications for a waste waiver from the charitable organisations of Nambucca Valley Christian Life Centre – Care n Wear, Macksville/Bowraville Uniting Church Op Shop – Bowraville, Anglican Op Shop, Nambucca Heads, Nambucca Valley Phoenix, Anglican Parish Opportunity Shop in Macksville and Nambucca Valley Community Church. Also approve an application from The Salvation Army Family Store (received 15/03/2017).

 

6          Approves applications for a waste waiver, and provision of services, for one-off events/regular events being: bi-monthly markets and Carols at Valla Reserve (Valla Beach Community Association); Christmas Carols at Macksville Park (Salvation Army); Lions Annual Fair at Valla Hall (Lions Club of Valla); and 2018 Challenge Cup at Coronation Park, Nambucca Heads (Nambucca Strikers Football Club).

 

7          Considers increasing the annual target limit of waste waivers for charitable organisations and one-off events to a total limit of 80 tonnes given the reported increase in volume of waste from these organisations, reflected in the applications received.

 

8          That Council approve a donation of $500 to Operation Pilgrimage.

 

The amendment was LOST.

 

Amendment:       (Reed/Ainsworth)

 

That allocations of donations be deferred until those organisations requesting funding present Council with advice about their current financial position.

 

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

 

158/17 Resolved:        (Reed/Ainsworth)

 

That allocations of donations be deferred until those organisations requesting funding present Council with advice about their current financial position.

 

 

 


ITEM 10.6    SF1415              300317      Minutes of the Audit Risk and Improvement Committee Meeting - 22 March 2017

159/17 RESOLVED:        (Wilson/Ballangarry)

 

That Council note the Minutes of the Audit Risk and Improvement Committee.

 

 

 

ITEM 10.7    SF1415              300317      Internal Audit Charter

160/17 RESOLVED:        (Wilson/Ballangarry)

 

That Council adopted the revised Audit Risk and Improvement Committee Charter.

 

 

 

ITEM 10.8    SF1415              300317      Audit Risk and Improvement Committee - Amended Strategic Audit Plan

161/17 RESOLVED:        (Wilson/Reed)

 

That Council endorse the revised Strategic Internal Audit Plan for 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2019.

 

 

 

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

 

ITEM 11.1    SF674                300317      Tender RFT-658-TO - CCWS Regional Waste Management Services for the Collection and/or Processing of Waste

162/17 RESOLVED:        (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

That Council adopts the recommendations as detailed within the confidential report for the tenders received for the Regional Waste Management Services, Contract RFT-658-TO being:

 

That Council:

1        For Part A and Part B of the Regional Waste Management Services Contract (RFT-658-TO), accept the ‘Part A and Part B (Combined)’ Tender with ‘C3’ (incorporating C1 and C2) and ‘C5’ and ‘C7’ and ‘C8’ alternative tender options from Handybin Waste Services (Coffs Harbour) Pty Ltd,

2        For Part A and Part B of the Regional Waste Management Services Contract (RFT-658-TO), not accept the ‘Part A and Part B (Combined)’ Tender with ‘C4’  and ‘C6 (incorporating C3, C4 and C5 together)’ alternative tender options from Handybin Waste Services (Coffs Harbour) Pty Ltd,

3        Accept the ‘Optional Services’ within the Part A Tender component for ‘Non-Community Events’,

4        Defer consideration for the ‘Kerbside Bulky Clean-up Collections until the Extra Ordinary Council meeting on Monday 3 April 2017

5        Authorise the General Manager to finalise negotiations with the preferred tenderer before executing the final contract documents for Part A and Part B,

6        The Contract is executed under Council seal if required and entered into Council’s contract/ tender register.

7        Acknowledge that the awarding of this contract is subject to the resolutions of both Coffs Harbour City Council and Bellingen Shire Councils aligning with Part A and Part B of the tender for collection services for Coffs Coast Regional Waste Services Number RFT– 658-TO.

8        Acknowledge that the resolution will remain confidential, until such time as the General Manager has confirmed between the General Managers of Coffs Harbour City Council and Bellingen Shire Council that the resolutions of Ordinary or Extraordinary Council Meetings held by each of those Councils associated with Coffs Coast Waste Services align with each of the other.

 

9        That the Civic Service operations be further reviewed through an organisation restructure for the collection of street and park litter to be reported to Council at a later date and that legal advice be obtained on the Council budget allocation of these services being transferred from the general fund to a waste management or domestic waste management charge.

 

For the motion:               Councillors Hoban, Wilson, Ballangarry, Jenvey, Smyth, Finlayson, Ainsworth,

                                      Reed and Jones    (Total 9)

Against the motion:         Nil

 

 

 

Cr Jenvey and Cr Hoban left the meeting for Item 11.2 at 7.55 pm and returned after the conclusion of the Item at 7.57 pm.

 

Cr Ainsworth, Deputy Mayor, took the Chair for the duration of this item.

The Mayor resumed the Chair at 7.57 pm.

 

ITEM 11.2    SF2324              300317      Tender T401617NAM - Supply and Delivery of Road Base Materials - 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020

163/17 RESOLVED:        (Finlayson/Wilson)

 

1        That Council award the contract for the supply and delivery of road base materials as the panel source tender to:

 

·      Boral Resources (NSW) Pty Ltd

·      Quarry Solutions Pty Ltd and

·      Sheridans Hard Rock Quarry Pty Ltd

 

          for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020.

 

2        That a provision be allowed for a 24 month extension based on satisfactory supplier performance, which may take this contract through to 31 March 2022.

 

3        That Council endorse the tender evaluation as provided in the confidential report for the supply and delivery of road base material as a panel source tender and,

 

4        That Council update the Contract Register (TRIM: 31325/2016).

 

For the motion:      Councillors Wilson, Ballangarry, Smyth, Finlayson, Ainsworth, Reed and Jones                                    (Total 7)

Against                 Nil

 

 

 

ITEM 11.3    SF2080              300317      RMS Meeting for Highway Handover

164/17 RESOLVED:        (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

1        That Council receives and notes the information.

 

2        That Council writes to the RMS acknowledging:

 

a)   The Regional Road classification for the Old Pacific Highway

 

b)   The RMS Chief Executive commitment that the handover of assets of the Old Pacific Highway will not come to fruition until the next financial year (2017/18)

 

c)   That the reclassification for the Old Pacific Highway will not occur until all matters are settled with reference to the funding claim against the Motorway Project for maintenance items, the condition and the ownership of the existing bridge structures are resolved

 

d)   That the RMS has engaged an independent consultant to undertake a condition inspection of the existing bridge structures on the Old Pacific Highway

 

e)   That Council are willing to assist the RMS in discussions pertaining to whole of Government response on the impact on councils Fit for the Future performance ratio that these asset handovers will generate.

 

3        That Council notes that a further report will be provided on the condition of the bridge structures located on the Old Pacific Highway.

 

 

 

ITEM 11.4    SF878                300317      Mid North Weight of Loads Group meeting held on 6 March 2017 and Minutes of the meeting held on 5 September 2016

165/17 RESOLVED:        (Reed/Ballangarry)

 

That Council receive and note the report on the meeting of the Mid North Weight of Loads Group meeting held on 6 March 2017 and receive the minutes emanating from the meeting held 5 September 2016.

 

 

 

ITEM 11.5    SF1696              300317      RA151718NAM Reverse Auction for supply of Electricity for Contestable Metered Sites and Street Lighting

166/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Wilson)

 

1        Council authorise the General Manager to adopt the tender evaluation recommendation of ERM.

 

2        That Council note the late confidential report outlining the results of the reverse auction.

 

3        That Councils Contract Register be updated with new contract arrangements.

 

For the motion:               Councillors Hoban, Wilson, Ballangarry, Jenvey, Smyth, Finlayson, Ainsworth,

                                       Reed and Jones    (Total 9)

Against the motion:         Nil

 

 

 

ITEM 11.6    SF2331              300317      Local Environment Plans (LEP) - LEP 2010 Amendment No 23 - Reclassification of Community Land to Operational Land on Multiple Land Parcels

167/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Reed)

 

1     That the parcels of land identified within this report be reclassified as operational and added to Schedule 4 Classification and Reclassification of Public Land of the Nambucca LEP 2010.

 

2     That, pursuant to the Clause 55 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Council prepares a Planning Proposal to support an amendment to reclassify all the land as described in this report.

 

3     That the Planning Proposal and associated material be submitted to the Minister for Planning for consideration under Clause 56 of the Act.

 

4     That Council conduct a public hearing as required for the proposed reclassifications and subject to the Ministers’ approval that it be advertised for 28 days.

 

For the motion:               Councillors Hoban, Wilson, Ballangarry, Jenvey, Smyth, Finlayson, Ainsworth,

                                      Reed and Jones    (Total 9)

Against the motion:         Nil

 

     

 


COUNCIL IN CLOSED MEETING (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC)

168/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Wilson)

 

1        That Council consider any written representations from the public as to why the Meeting should not be Closed to the public.

 

2        That Council move into Closed Meeting to discuss the matters for the reason(s) listed below.

 

Reason reports are in Closed Meeting:

 

 

 

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.1    SF674                300317      Confidential - Tender RFT-658-TO - CCWS Regional Waste Management Services for the Collection and/or Processing of Waste

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) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

 

 

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.2    SF2324              300317      Confidential - Tender T401617NAM Supply and Delivery of Road Base Materials 2017 - 2020

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) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

 

 

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.3    SF2302              300317      Telstra Compensation Claim - Damage and repair to submarine cable during construction of wharf 28 June 2016

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.

 

 

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.4    SF674                300317      Confidential - Probity Report for Tender RFT-658-TO - CCWS Regional Waste Management Services for the Collection and/or Processing of Waste

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) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

 

 

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.5    SF674                300317      Confidential – Evaluation Report – Reverse Auction for Contestable Sites and Street Lighting

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) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

 

 

 

CLOSED MEETING

 

The Ordinary Council Meeting's Meeting IN CLOSED MEETING commenced at 8.12 pm.

 

 

 


RESUME IN OPEN MEETING

 

169/17 RESOLVED:        (Reed/Ainsworth)

 

That the Ordinary Council Meeting resume IN OPEN MEETING at 8.25 pm.

 

 

FROM COUNCIL MEETING IN CLOSED

 

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

Item 12.1 was dealt with in Open Meeting.

 

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

Item 12.2 was dealt with in Open Meeting

 

 

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.3    SF2302              300317      Telstra Compensation Claim - Damage and Repair to Submarine Cable During Construction of Wharf - 28 June 2016

170/17 RESOLVED:        (Finlayson/Wilson)

 

That the information be received.

 

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

Item 12.4 was dealt with in Open Meeting

 

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.5    SF674                300317      Confidential – Evaluation Report – Reverse Auction for Contestable Sites and Street Lighting

171/17 Resolved:        (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

1           That Council enter into a retail energy supply contract with ERM for a 24 month contract term for the supply of electricity to its Contestable Sites with such contract to commence 1 January 2018 through to 31 December 2019

 

2           That Council enter into a retail energy supply contract with ERM for a 24 month contract term for the supply of electricity to its Street Lights with such contract to commence 1 January 2018 through to 31 December 2019

 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 8.27 pm. 

 

Confirmed and signed by the Mayor on 13 April 2017.

 

CR RHONDA HOBAN

MAYOR

(CHAIRPERSON)

 

 


 

MINUTES OF THE Special Council Meeting  HELD ON 03 April 2017

PRESENT

 

Cr Rhonda Hoban (Mayor)

Cr Anne Smyth

Cr Janine Reed

Cr Brian Finlayson

Cr Susan Jenvey

Cr David Jones

 

The meeting opened at 5.30pm

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Michael Coulter (General Manager)

Paul Gallagher (AGM Engineering Services)

 

 

APOLOGY

 

Cr John Wilson

 

 

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

There were no Disclosures of Interest declared.

 

 

 

DELEGATIONS

The following delegations were heard:

 

Mr Merv Ellison on behalf of Anglican Op Shop Nambucca Heads

·    Mr Ellison spoke about the dumping of waste at the Anglican Op Shop at Nambucca Heads, noting that the problem had become more pronounced since the change from the scheduled bulky goods pick up to the voucher system

 

Mr Jeff Bailey on behalf of Anglican Op Shop Nambucca Heads

·    Agreed that the dumping of waste at the Anglican Op Shop at Nambucca Heads had become a bigger problem.

 

 

 

ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

Nil

 

 

 

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

 

ITEM 6.2      SF674                030417      Confidential - Update on Bulky Goods Arrangements for Coffs Coast Councils

1/17resolved:   (Finlayson/Reed)

 

That the information concerning the proposed bulky goods arrangements for Coffs Coast Councils be received.

 

 

 

ITEM 6.1      SF674                030417      Confidential - Tender RFT-658-TO CCWS Regional Waste Management Services for the Kerbside Bulky Goods Collection

Motion:      (Finlayson/Reed)

 

That Council endorse Option 6 for the collection service of Kerbside Bulky Goods within the Regional Waste Management Services Contract (RFT-658-TO)

 

AMENDMENT:       (Smyth/Jones)

 

That Council adopt a system of one (1) scheduled bulky goods collection per annum for those on the town collection route and one (1) disposal voucher for all rural properties not on the town collection route, conditional upon council staff negotiating a price increase per service of less than or equal to the cost of option 2.  Should those negotiations be unsuccessful then Council adopt option 2.

 

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

 

2/17RESOLVED:   (Smyth/Jones)

 

That Council adopt a system of one (1) scheduled bulky goods collection per annum for those on the town collection route and one (1) disposal voucher for all rural properties not on the town collection route, conditional upon council staff negotiating a price increase per service of less than or equal to the cost of option 2.  Should those negotiations be unsuccessful then Council adopt option 2.

 

For the Motion:               Councillors Jenvey, Smyth, Finlayson, Reed, Jones, Hoban Total (6).

Against the Motion:         Nil Total (0).

 

 

     

 

ITEM 5.1      SF674                030417      Tender RFT-658-TO CCWS Regional Waste Management Services for the Kerbside Bulky Goods Collection

Resolved:          (Finlayson/Jenvey)

 

That Council note the information in item 5.1

 

 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 6.33pm. 

 

Confirmed and signed by the Mayor on 13 April 2017.

 

 

 

 

CR RHONDA HOBAN

MAYOR

(CHAIRPERSON)

 

    


Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                                    13 April 2017

Notice of Motion

ITEM 5.1      SF2303            130417         Notice of Motion - NBN Rollout Options (SF1673)

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Rhonda Hoban, Councillor         

 

Summary:

 

Council has received correspondence (see below) requesting that Council apply to change the proposed fibre to the node rollout of NBN services to at least fibre to the kerb if not full fibre to premises.  The suggestion is based on improved service reliability and speeds and the benefits particularly to business and industry.

 

However, a brief look at the NBN policy suggests that in changing from fibre to the node to fibre to premises that the Council (community) is expected to pay the difference.  There is even a fee for lodging a request for a quote.

 

An upgrade may be of interest to the commercial centres and industrial estates.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council receive a report discussing the costs and benefits of an application to NBN Co to change the proposed fibre to the node rollout to either fibre to the kerb or full fibre to premises

 

 

Copy of Correspondence:

 

"Dear Rhonda Hoban Mayor Nambucca Heads

 

As a multiple property owner and investor I am concerned that Nambucca not be left a disadvantage to Coffs Harbour and surrounding areas with respect to fibre to the premises, or curb connections.

 

As you may be aware there have been substantial issues with the Fibre to The Node and Wireless NBN speeds and reliability particularly on the Central Coast.

 

Prospective Bandwidth and speed intensive businesses and individuals have a strong preference for direct Fibre to the premises (or at least fibre to the curb/ DP as the next best option). For many creative businesses eg Designers computer software this is a key issue particularly with upload speeds as well.    

 

At present there is a strong incentive for new businesses to set up in Coffs Harbour rather than Nambucca Heads, Macksville etc  especially given its other advantages of greater population and facilities and this this impacts on employment,  revenue including council rates and property values etc.

 

There is a provision on the NBN site being "The nbn™ Technology Choice Program enables interested individuals, local governments and communities to apply for a change to the nbn™ network infrastructure planned or built in their area."

 

Refer  http://www.nbnco.com.au/support/articles/000001162/what-is-nbn-s-technology-choice-program

 

If it hasn't been done already the Council should submit an application to change the rollout technology under this program to at be at least Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) or full fibre to the premises. A solid business case could be put forward on this. This would also show that council did all that it could be reasonable expected to do to secure the best services possible for its residents and businesses. 

 

Regards

Michael Quicke

0406 086 423"

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                                    13 April 2017

Notice of Motion

ITEM 5.2      SF2303            130417         Notice of Motion - Charges to Operate Onsite Sewage Management System (SF1232)

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Rhonda Hoban, Councillor         

 

Summary:

 

Council has received correspondence from a resident, Mr Graham Brookes, raising a number of issues in relation to the levying of charges for onsite sewage management systems (OSSMS).

Mr Brookes has suggested that Council consider the following:

 

·      Reviewing Chapter 15, Part 10, Sections 608 and 610D for justification of this Annual Levy

·      Ensure that Council formally adopt by resolution the introduction or continuance of the Annual Levy

·      Include the use of the income of some $115,000 dollars annually in its [Council’s] Environmental Levy program

·      Ensure that the amount raised is specified in the [Council] annual income report.

 

Mr Brookes has a background in local government and health and building matters and has advised that his suggestions are made in good faith and for the purpose of assisting Council. 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council receive a report addressing the matters raised by Mr Brookes in his correspondence regarding charges to operate on-site sewerage management systems (OSSMS) including any recommendations in relation to his suggestions for Council consideration.

 

 

 

Attachments:

1

5546/2017 - Comments from Mr Brookes

 

  


Ordinary Council Meeting - 13 April 2017

Notice of Motion - Charges to Operate Onsite Sewage Management System (SF1232)

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                                    13 April 2017

Notice of Motion

ITEM 5.3      SF2303            130417         Notice of Motion - Reinstatement of Macksville as an "RV Friendly Town" (SF1573)


 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Anne Smyth, Councillor         

 

Summary:

 

Some years ago, Macksville was declared an RV Friendly Town.  However, due to changes in the criteria required to maintain this status, Macksville no longer qualifies.  The RV Friendly Town Program is an initiative of the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA), the largest RV Club in the southern hemisphere, with 66,000 members.  One of the criteria required in order to be classified as an RV Friendly Town is the availability of low-cost (or free) overnight parking close to the CBD.  Lions Park, Ferry Street, Macksville, has been a popular overnight destination for recreational vehicles for many years.  Prior to 2011 overnight parking was not prohibited.  However, the signs presently erected at Lions Park, Ferry Street, prohibit overnight stays.

 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council receive a report in relation to the cost of changing some of the signs at Lions Park, Ferry Street, Macksville, to indicate that recreational vehicles are permitted to park overnight in certain locations.

 

 

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Some years ago, Macksville was declared an RV Friendly town.  However, due to changes in the criteria required to maintain this status, Macksville no longer qualifies.  To be an RV Friendly Town, one of the requirements is the availability of low-cost (or free) overnight parking close to the CBD.  Prior to the signage (prohibiting “camping and overnight stays") being erected in 2010/2011 at Lions Park, Ferry Street, many vehicles took advantage of the ability to be able to park overnight.  At Council's meeting on 2 December 2010, Council resolved to place signage at Lions Park in Ferry Street to control camping activities as well as parking by large trucks.  The intention of the resolution was to stop people erecting tents for overnight stays and to prevent vehicles over 4 tonne from parking in Lions Park, but not to preclude weary highway travellers being able to take a break overnight in their recreational vehicles.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Mayor

Access Committee

 

INFORMATION FROM:

 

RV Friendly Town™ Program

What is it?

The RV Friendly Town™ program is a Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia Limited (CMCA) initiative aimed at assisting recreational vehicle (RV) consumers as they journey throughout this wonderful country. This includes motorhomers, campervaners and caravanners.

 

An RV Friendly Town™ is one that has met a set of guidelines to ensure they provide a certain amount of amenities, and a certain level of services for these travellers. When RV tourists enter a town displaying the RV Friendly Town™ sign, they know they will be welcome, certain services will be provided for them that may not be available in other centres, and they will have access to a safe place to stay overnight, and possibly for a longer period.

 

CMCA will promote the RV Friendly Town™ by dedicating one page to the town on the Club website, publishing a one-off article on the town in the Club’s monthly magazine, The Wanderer, and listing the town in each edition of the magazine.

 

CMCA will also offer the council 2 x 600mm x 690mm roadside ‘RV Friendly’ signs free of charge. These signs will display the abbreviated ‘RV’ symbol, followed by the words ‘Friendly Town™’.

 

How does a town qualify?

Before any town can be appointed to the program, there is a set of guidelines that must be met, which includes:

 

Essential Criteria

• Provision of appropriate parking within the town centre, with access to a general shopping area for groceries and fresh produce.

• Provision of short term, low cost overnight parking (24/48 hours) for self-contained recreational vehicles, as close as possible to the CBD.

• Access to potable water.

• Access to a free dump point at an appropriate location.

 

Desirable Criteria

• Provision of long term parking for self-contained recreational vehicles.

• Access to medical facilities or an appropriate emergency service.

• Access to a pharmacy or a procedure to obtain pharmaceutical products.

• Visitor Information Centre (VIC) with appropriate parking facilities.

• VIC to provide a town map showing essential facilities, such as short and long term parking areas, dump point and potable water.

• RV Friendly Town™ signs to be erected within the town precinct.

 

We also look at the general attitude of the council and the business people. After all, it is called the RV ‘Friendly’ Town™program. These programs offer town business owners the opportunity to be innovative in meeting the needs of RV tourists, while at the same time growing their businesses.

 

What are the benefits?

• There are many economic benefits to the local businesses due to increased dwell time; the RV community spends an average of $100 per day whilst travelling (Queensland Drive Tourism Strategy 2013 - 2015).

• There is an increased patronage of the tourist attractions in and around the town.

• Travellers will be able to park adjacent to the shopping precinct while they top up with supplies. They can do their banking in comfort, post their mail, and check out the restaurants and clubs for food and entertainment.

• They will find a dump point in the town.

• They may be able to have mechanical work done on their vehicle as well as fill up with fuel and gas.

• The VIC should have a map showing them all local attractions, the location of emergency services and their contact numbers, attractions that are RV suitable and where internet services are available.

• They will be able to park in a comfortable layover area, while they sit back and decide which tourist attractions they would like to see during their visit.

• There may be toilet and shower facilities at or near the layover area, which will encourage dwell times.

• At the end of their visit, the RV traveller will be leaving only because they need to – not because they want to.

 

Attachments:

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General Manager

ITEM 9.1      SF959              130417         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.

 

 

 

 

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

The draft Floodplain Risk Management Plan has been circulated to Councillors and the Estuary Committee.

Council has received a preliminary draft of the flood Risk Management Study and Plan which is presently being reviewed. The report will be distributed to Council and the Nambucca Rivers Creeks and Coastline Management Committee after this review is complete.

Council staff and OEH are reviewing the draft.  The draft requires further work before it can be circulated to the Estuary Committee and Councillors.

Draft now being circulated to Estuary Committee and Councillors.

 

Draft being uploaded to Council’s website.

 

Estuary Committee will be considering the study and plan at their meeting on 18 November 2016.

 

The study and plan are on public exhibition until 3 February 2017.  There will be drop in sessions in River Street, Macksville from 9.30am to 12pm on 14 December and also at the Nambucca Entertainment Centre between 1pm and 3.30pm on 14 December.

 

The study and plan will come off exhibition on 3 February 2017.  It is anticipated that they will be reported to a March Council meeting.

 

22/3/17 – Awaiting for consultant response to issues raised during the exhibition.  Aiming to report in April.

 


 

JULY 2011

2

SF1031

21/7/11

That the policy for Climate Change Adaption be deferred to allow amendments to be made to the draft policy

 

GM

The project is awaiting the completion of the floodplain risk management matrix.

Council has received a preliminary draft of the flood Risk Management Study and Plan which is presently being reviewed. The report will be distributed to Council and the Nambucca Rivers Creeks and Coastline Management Committee after this review is complete.

 

DECEMBER 2013

 

3

SF1842

11/12/13

That if Council and IPART support a rate increase above rate pegging, Council provide a quarterly report either through a media release or its rates newsletter to confirm to ratepayers that the additional funds are being spent on roads and bridges as indicated in our community consultation.

GM

The first quarterly report would be the rates newsletter to be distributed with the 2014/2015 rates notice.

Report produced.

Media release issued before 13 November Council meeting.

Second media release issued 20 May 2015.

Third media release issued 30 November 2015.

 

Proposed on-going progress report on Council’s capital works program with a monthly update to be listed on Council’s website.

 

7/3/17 – discussed with AGMES – awaiting IT to provide a report from Authority which identifies all capital expenditure items.

 

 

AUGUST 2015

 

4

SF674

13/08/15

Council write to the appropriate Minister drawing attention to the history of the matter (negotiations to extend Council’s Waste Depot) 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.

 

AGMES

Letter to be drafted to appropriate Minister.

Letter sent week ending 30 September 2015.

Nil response from the Minister to date, another letter sent 3 December 2015.

Response received from Minister and report to a meeting in March 2016.

 

Minister referred staff to Forests and a meeting is being organised with Forests NSW in 2016 for further discussion with a report to be presented to Council afterwards.

 

22 March 2017: AGMES has contacted Forestry and a further meeting to be arranged to consider sites for offset forestry.

 

OCTOBER 2015

 

5

SF1855

26/11/15

That Council receive a report regarding any options for traffic lights at River Street and Cooper Street following the completion of the Macksville by-pass.

 

GM

Report late 2017

 

APRIL 2016

 

6

SF1540

14/4/16

That Council apply to RMS through the Local Government Road Safety Program to have the speed limit from the railway bridge to the western side of Kuta Ave on Valla Beach Road reduced to 40kph.

 

AGMES

Letter sent

 

Response from RMS is forthcoming. Councils Manager Technical Services was verbally advised by the RMS that the section does not warrant a reduction in the speed limit to 40km/h and that RMS will be proposing traffic management solutions which are eligible for a 50:50 grant.

 

Still no response to date, MTS to send another letter.

 

 

AUGUST 2016

 

7

SF325

25/8/16

That in consultation with the (Gordon Park) Tennis Committee of Management, Council staff investigate the option for not including the new Club house on Council’s asset register.

 

AGMCS

To be discussed with Auditors.

 

JANUARY 2017

 

8

PRF19

12/01/17

Response from Illawong Village re trusteeship of Crown land at McMorrine Park.

 

GM

Letter sent 18 January 2017.

 

18/03/17 – Follow-up letter drafted

 

22/03/17 – Illawong have advised they accept Council’s recommendation regarding reacquisition of the lots.  Matter to be reported to Council in May.

 

 

9

SF2208

12/01/17

Council engage a qualified person to undertake an assessment of flora and fauna on Lot 701 Boronia Street, Nambucca Heads to determine impact of required APZ’s.

 

GM

Report May 2017

 

10

SF1134

12/01/17

There be a further report to Council when there has been some substantive progress in the matter (Council land behind NEOC) or in 6 months’ time, whichever occurs first.

 

GM

Report July 2017

 

FEBRUARY 2017

 

11

DA 2001/096

9/02/17

Council seek confirmation from the quarry re implementation of annual audit report recommendations & to be reported to the next Council meeting.

 

GM

Letter sent to quarry consultant on 13/2/17

 

18/3/2017 – Follow-up letter sent to both consultant and quarry

 

2/5/2017 – response received from quarry and reported in this business paper.

 

12

SF988

9/02/17

Representations re a new Macksville Hospital on a green fields site.

 

GM

Letters sent to RMS, Health Infrastructure, and Police on 13/02/2017

 

13

SF1031

9/02/17

Council receive a further report at the completion of the exhibition period with a view to endorsing the Policy for Trees and Street Gardens etc.

 

AGMES

13 February - Report to be provided to Council in April

 

14

SF1031

9/02/17

Council investigate the feasibility of a Habitat Heroes Program similar to the ones running in some Victorian Councils.

 

AGMES

13 February - Report to be provided to Council in April

 

 

15

SF818

9/02/17

Council staff discuss determination by DPI – Water re Bowra Dam licence variation with a view to either requesting a review of the determination or a submission of a new proposal to amend the licence etc.  There be a further report to Council on the preferred course of action.

 

AGMES

13 February - Report to be provided to Council in May

 

16

SF2094

9/02/17

Council defer the sale of its land at Hyland Park and investigate the cost of undertaking the development itself.

 

GM

Amos & McDonald to be engaged to review development consent (subdivision plan) and following that to prepare a project budget for consideration by Council.

 

18/3/17 – Amos & McDonald not available.  Quote now being sought from De Groot & Benson Pty Ltd.

 

 

17

 

23/02/17

Council receive a report and recommendation regarding the request to rename Kelseys bridge with Mrs Noble to be advised of the meeting date.

 

AGMES

Report to meeting in April 2017

 

18

PRF69

23/02/17

Council advertise its intention to revert the Welsh Pioneer Park to a natural reserve unless a volunteer CoM to undertake the maintenance of the reserve is forthcoming.

 

GM

27/2/17 - report late April or May 2017.

 

19

SF842

23/02/17

Establishment of a Business Advisory Committee

 

GM

28/2/17 - Letters to stakeholders and newspaper advertisements re eliciting expressions of interest sent out.

18/3/17 – 11 EOI’s have been received

1/4/17 – report to Council’s meeting on 27/4/17

 

 

MARCH 2017

 

20

SF2303

16/03/17

That Council provide locality signs at the village of Taylors Arm.

 

AGMES

Sign to be erected and review of other localities to be undertaken.

 

21

SF841

16/03/17

That Council be provided with a report on how the Donnelly & Bonett property became land locked and that a site visit be conducted prior to the next Council meeting on 30 March 2017.

 

GM

18/3/17 - Report in business paper for 30/03/2017

1/4/17 – deferred to 13/4/17 due weather

 

22

PRF79

16/03/17

That Council call for expressions of interest for membership of a S355 CoM for the Adin St reserve, Village Green and other public land in the vicinity.

 

GM

To be reported in May 2017

 

23

PRF79

16/03/17

That the Plan of Management for the Adin St Reserve be reviewed.

 

GM

To be reported in May 2017

 

24

PRF79

16/03/17

That Council consider an allocation in the 17/18 budget to commence the Village Green planting.  Implementation to be in consultation with the community.

 

GM

18/3/17 - Allocation of $5,000 to listed in draft budget.

 

25

SF474

16/03/17

That Council support & fund a new tourism website etc.

 

GM

18/3/17 - Contractor being engaged.  Availability of required staff resources being assessed.

 

 

26

SF474

16/03/17

That Council receive a report on the development of a tourism strategic plan for consideration in the draft budget.

 

GM

18/3/17 – Tourism Coordinator is considering brief.  An allocation of $20,000 has been listed in draft budget.

 

27

SF2230

16/03/17

Council consider budgeting a cash deficit equivalent to excess of liquid equity above conservatively estimated requirements & that deficit funding only be applied to capital works that are included in the Forward Plan.

 

AGMCS

18/3/17 – To be considered in budget workshop in April

 

28

SF2230

16/03/17

Council as part of the 17/18 budget deliberation consider all internally restricted reserves & determine if the reserve is still required & remains an appropriate way to fund future expenditure requirements.

 

AGMCS

18/3/17 – To be considered in budget workshop in April

 

29

SF2230

16/03/17

Council assess the appropriateness of the Water & Sewerage restricted reserves after the completion of the review of the Water Cycle Management Plan

 

AGMCS

18/3/17 – Report late 2017

 

30

SF61

16/3/17

An extension of hours (9 to 5) at Scotts Head be considered in the draft 17/18 budget (life guard service)

 

AGMES

18/3/17 – To be considered in budget workshop in April

 

31

SF61

16/3/17

The provision of lifeguard services during the Spring and Autumn school holiday periods be considered in the draft 17/18 budget.

 

AGMES

18/3/17 – To be considered in budget workshop in April

 

32

SF2303

30/3/17

Council seek further advice from Mr Miles as to ways Council may be able to connect with the veterans either formally or informally on the Nambucca River leg (Operation Pilgrimage)

 

AGMCS

 

 

33

SF2195

30/3/17

Council seek to further negotiate the offer of compensation from RA for the damage caused by the 2016 World Rally Championship …

 

GM

4/4/17 – letter sent to RA requesting a meeting

 

34

SF2195

30/3/17

Council make representations to the Min. for Sport concerning damage caused to NSC roads by the 2016 World Rally event …

 

GM

4/4/17 – letter sent to Minister and cc to Member for Oxley

 

35

SF842

30/3/17

Council call for expressions of interest for membership of the Clean Energy Committee.

 

GM

 

 

36

SF25

30/3/17

Allocations of donations be deferred until those organisations requesting funding present Council with advice about their current financial position.

 

AGMCS

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

 


Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                                    13 April 2017

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.2      SF42                130417         Local Government Performance Audit

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Michael Coulter, General Manager         

 

Summary:

 

A summary is not required.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council note the topics for local government performance audits by the Auditor-General of NSW.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

The report is for information.  There are no options.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The Office of Local Government has reminded Council that the Auditor-General of NSW was given the mandate to conduct performance audits of a council, or the sector, as part of the Phase 1 amendments to the Local Government Act 1993.

 

The Auditor General has now decided on the following initial performance audit topics:

 

·      Council reporting on service delivery

·      Fraud control in local government

·      Shared services

 

The topics have been selected to enable the Auditor-General to better understand the current performance of the local government sector, and to identify and promote good practice.  According to the circular varying degrees of council involvement will be required on each audit, and the Audit Office will communicate its expectations to affected councils once each audit commences.

 

A copy of the circular from the Office of Local Government concerning the performance audits is attached.

 

The proposed audits will continue scrutiny of the performance of the local government sector.  The selection of the initial topics for audit is perhaps instructive of the State Government’s priorities in relation to the sector.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been no consultation.  The report is for information.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no implications for the environment.

 

Social

 

There are no social implications.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

The obvious risk is that Council’s reputation may be damaged by a poor or adverse assessment.  However without taking such risks the Council will not have the opportunity to improve its performance.  As it stands the Council has no say in the topics nor the conduct of the audit so it is obliged to participate and use the opportunity to improve its performance.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

At this stage there are no budgetary implications.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

At this stage there are no implications for working funds.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

As with most initiatives to improve governance it will require a commitment of staff resources.  Hopefully the benefits will outweigh the cost of the staffing commitment.

 

Attachments:

1

11853/2017 - Performance Audit by Auditor General

 

  


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Local Government Performance Audit

 



Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                                    13 April 2017

General Manager

ITEM 9.3      LF6505             130417         Access to the Donnelly and Bonett Property - Rosella Drive (formerly Old Coast Road)

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Michael Coulter, General Manager         

 

Summary:

 

The report is relatively short.  A summary is not required.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the information concerning the access to the Donnelly and Bonett property be received.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

The report is for information, so an extensive list of options has not been prepared.

 

In response to the complaint from Ms Donnelly and Mr Bonett the Council has made representations to the RMS (attached) that they fund the construction of the link between Florence Wilmont Drive and Rosella Drive.

 

The other option is that Council construct the link between Florence Wilmont Drive and Rosella Drive.

 

The requirement to construct the link is a condition of consent for DA2014/198 but at this stage there is no certainty as to whether this subdivision will proceed nor its timing if it does proceed.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

At Council’s meeting on 16 March 2016 it was resolved,

 

“That Council be provided with a report on how the Donnelly and Bonett property became land

locked and that a site visit be conducted prior to the next Council meeting on 30 March 2017”

 

A plan showing the location of the Donnelly and Bonett property is attached.  A plan showing the new road arrangements for Old Coast Road is also attached.

 

The property is shown by the red shading on the road which has now been named Rosella Drive and is immediately to the north and west of Kingsworth Estate.  Rosella Drive was formely Old Coast Road but with the construction of the Pacific Highway bypass, Old Coast Road has now been constructed on the western side of the new highway alignment.  Rosella Drive is a cul-de-sac which terminates about 500m north of the Donnelly/Bonett property.

 

Access to the Donnelly/Bonett property is via a right of carriageway which runs along the northern boundary of the property.  A restriction as to user prevents them from having direct access to Rosella Drive.

 

The property is yet to be allocated with a street number as the naming of Rosella Drive occurred only recently.  The property will be allocated with a street number in the near future.

 

There has been lengthy reporting to Council on the access issues identified by Ms Donnelly and Mr Bonett in relation to a subdivision application DA2014/198 on land to the south of the Kingsworth Estate.  There was a report to Council’s meeting on 26 May 2016 which detailed concerns about the access changes caused by the highway upgrade and supporting the construction of a road link between Florence Wilmont Drive and the road which has now been named Rosella Drive.  The relevant extract from the report in relation to these concerns is shown as follows.

 

A plan showing the new access arrangements along Old Coast Road (OCR) as a consequence of the highway upgrade is shown on the attachment .  In summary the existing Old Coast Road will end in a cul-de-sac to the north of Florence Wilmont Drive (FWD) and the through route connection between Wirrimbi Road and the existing Pacific Highway will instead be provided by a new service road located to the west of the new highway alignment.  Without any changes to the existing arrangements, the existing Old Coast Road on the eastern side of the highway alignment will become a 2.8km long cul-de-sac north of Mattick Road, whilst Florence Wilmont Drive will remain a 2.1km long cul-de-sac.

 

Providing the connection between FWD and OCR will provide improved egress from the area in the event of a flood or a bushfire…. The proposed connection is the only flood free egress from the Pelican Caravan Park, The Nambucca Motel, Kingsworth Estate, a church, and future development within the 12ha of business park zoned land which includes the former Kennwal Ford dealership.

 

The proposed connection will also provide an alternate egress from Kingsworth Estate in the event its eastern entrance was cut as a result of a bushfire originating in the State forest to the north and from the development site if a bushfire were to be approaching from the south.  There are also about 5 houses along Old Coast Road north of Mattick Road which would similarly benefit.

 

The NSW Rural Fire Service publication, Planning for Bush Fire Protection contains a performance criteria that public road widths and design allow safe access for fire fighters while residents are evacuating an area.  A section on acceptable solutions provides, “all roads are through roads.  Dead end roads are not recommended, but if unavoidable, dead ends are not more than 200 metres in length, incorporate a minimum 12 metres outer radius turning circle, and are clearly signposted as a dead end and direct traffic away from the hazard”.  The proposed connection will result in Kingsworth Estate becoming compliant with the access provisions within Planning for Bushfire Protection 2006.

 

Besides the advantages for emergency access in times of fire and flood, the proposed connection would potentially improve emergency response times (fire, police, ambulance) by allowing emergency vehicles access via either Old Coast Road or Florence Wilmont Drive.  The proposed connection would also provide time and cost benefits for public utilities and publicly funded services such as school busing, Australia Post, Essential Energy, as accessing properties along a “through” route will be more efficient that two x 2km plus cul-de-sacs.

 

Besides inspecting Rosella Drive, it is also recommended that Council take the opportunity to drive along the length of the new service road to the west of the Highway (now Old Coast Road) to view the sections which remain unsealed.

 

There have been continuing representations to the RMS for the past two years in relation to these access issues and requesting the RMS to:

 

1.   Seal the 450m section of Old Coast Road between Mattick Road and the southern end of “Old Coast Road Central

 

2.   Provision of a secondary access to the existing section of Old Coast Road from the western end of Florence Wilmont Drive, Nambucca Heads.

 

Correspondence concerning these requests is attached.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been consultation with Council’s Manager Technical Services.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

The report is for information.  There are no significant implications for the environment.

 

Social

 

Council previously received objections from other 30 residents concerning the proposed connection of Florence Wilmont Drive to the cul-de-sac now known as Rosella Drive.  There are other people who support the opening of the connection for the reasons discussed in this report.

 

Economic

 

To the extent that connectivity in the community is improved there are savings for residents in travel time; for school bussing; and for public utilities.

 

Risk

 

The particular risks for the Kingsworth Estate and for properties on Rosella Drive from a bush fire originating in the Nambucca State Forest immediately to the north are discussed in the report.  “Dead end” roads are not supported and certainly not “dead end” roads in excess of 200m in length.  Rosella Drive is a “dead end” road 2.8km in length whilst Florence Wilmont Drive is a similar “dead end” road 2.1km in length.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

At this stage there are no financial implications.  The report is for information.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is no impact on working funds.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

There are no significant resourcing issues.

 

Attachments:

1

10178/2017 - Bonett Donnelly Property

 

2

8193/2016 - Plan of new services road on west side of highway

 

3

10349/2017 - RMS Representations

 

  


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Access to the Donnelly and Bonett Property - Rosella Drive (formerly Old Coast Road)

 


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Access to the Donnelly and Bonett Property - Rosella Drive (formerly Old Coast Road)

 


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Access to the Donnelly and Bonett Property - Rosella Drive (formerly Old Coast Road)

 




Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                                    13 April 2017

General Manager

ITEM 9.4      DA2001/096      130417         Environmental Management Audit of Valla Quarry

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Michael Coulter, General Manager         

 

Summary:

 

A summary is not required.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1        That the information concerning the implementation of the recommendations of the annual environmental audit prepared by Groundwork Plus and dated November 2016 be received.

 

2        That Council note the assessment by Groundwork Plus that the total volume of in-situ material which has been extracted pursuant to the consent is 412,560.71m3.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

The report is for information.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

At Council’s meeting on 9 February 2017 it was resolved as follows:

 

1        That Council seek confirmation from Quarry Solutions, the operators of the Valla Quarry, that they have implemented the recommendations of the annual environmental audit prepared by Groundwork Plus and dated November 2016 and if those recommendations have not been implemented that this be reported to the next Council meeting.

 

2        That Council seek confirmation from Quarry Solutions of their agreement with the assessment that 400,365m3 in situ of the available 950,000m3 in situ resource has been extracted under the consent for DA2001/096 as at 1 October 2016.

 

Groundwork Plus Pty Ltd continues to act on behalf of Quarry Solutions Pty Ltd in relation to their environmental reporting and auditing.  Their response to Council’s resolution is attached.

 

The response from Groundwork Plus Pty Ltd in relation to the implementation of the recommendations arising out of their environmental audit is considered acceptable.  Their response has been listed as a resubmit for October 2017 to enable the planting of the trees in Action no. 4 to be checked.

 

Besides imposing an annual extraction limit of 95,000m3 in situ, the modified development consent issued by the Land and Environment Court on 10 February 2016 also retains condition 12 which provides that the applicant shall cease extraction when 950,000 cubic metres (in situ) of material has been extracted from the area of the consent.  Groundworks Plus has now confirmed that 412,560.71m3 in situ of the available 950,000m3 in situ has been extracted.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been consultation with Groundworks Plus.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

The implications for the environment are discussed in the annual environmental audit report.

 

Social

 

The environmental audit notes that during the reporting period, 41 complaints were received with many from a nearby resident.

 

Economic

 

There are no significant economic implications pertaining to this report.

 

Risk

 

There are no particular identified risks in relation to this report.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There are no budgetary impacts.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is no impact on working funds.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

There are minor resourcing/staff implications.

 

Attachments:

1

11861/2017 - Valla Quarry - Implementation of Audit Recommendations

 

  


Ordinary Council Meeting - 13 April 2017

Environmental Management Audit of Valla Quarry

 


Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                                    13 April 2017

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.5      SF842              130417         Establishment of a Business Advisory Committee

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Michael Coulter, General Manager         

 

Summary:

 

A summary is not required.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1        Council accept all expressions of interest for participation on the proposed Business Advisory Committee.

 

2        All Councillors be invited to participate on the Committee with the Mayor to be its Chair.

 

3        Ms Kerry Grace act as a facilitator for at least the initial meetings of the Committee.

 

4        The first meeting of the Business Advisory Committee review the suggested terms of reference for confirmation by Council.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

There are many potential options depending upon what Council is seeking to achieve from the establishment of the Committee.

 

Suggested terms of reference have been drafted but these should be subject to review and discussion by the Committee.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

At Council’s meeting on 23 February 2017 it was resolved as follows:

 

1        That Council establish an Advisory Committee to assist businesses within the Nambucca to prepare for the Highway by pass and to identify future opportunities.

 

2        The Committee be comprised of members from the broader business community and two Councillors, one of whom is to act as Chair.

 

3        That Council advertise for expressions of interest from the broader business community, including but not limited to: members of the public, tourism, Chambers of Commerce, agriculture, horticulture, event organisers and facilities, industrial and manufacturing, retail and service provision, clubs, sporting and lifestyle facilities.

 

4        That Draft Terms of Reference be prepared including purpose, activities, membership, frequency of meetings and term.

 

Expressions of interest have now been sought for participation on the Committee via advertisements in local newspapers and letters to organisations and individuals representing business interests.

 

As at 6 April Council had received expressions of interest from the following individuals to participate on the Business Advisory Committee:

 

Mary Lawler                     owner Harriet’s Provisions, Wallace Street, Macksville

Louise Robinson             CEO Nambucca Heads Local Aboriginal Land Council

Tracy Saul                       Store Manager, Woolworths Macksville

Paula Davis                    owner Valley Emporium, Princess Street, Macksville

Jill Ashley                       Head Teacher, Macksville TAFE

Anthony Burton               local property investor and service provider to major infrastructure projects

Matt Baker                      local businessman and former Chairman Macksville & District Chamber of

                                      Commerce

Michael Ettelson              local real estate agent and President Nambucca River District Agricultural

                                      Association

Mickey Hawkes               resident and business owner

Jessica Thew                  resident and business owner

Rachel Ward AM             resident and actor, columnist, film director, television director and screenwriter

Kerry Grace                     resident and CEO Regional Development Australia

Judy Ward                      CEO Macksville Ex-Services Club (alternatively Chairman Docca Laird or Vice

                                      President Ken Walker)

Christian Knight               Editor Macleay/Nambucca/Bellingen and President of the Nambucca Heads and

                                      Valla Chamber of Commerce

Nicole Murphy                 resident

Kath Daley                      owner Nambucca Taxi Service

Libby Ussher                   Macksville & District Chamber of Commerce

 

With the expressions of interest closing on 7 April any additional expressions of interest will be reported via a late report to this Council meeting.

 

Given the number of expressions of interest and the range of experience of those nominated, it is suggested that in lieu of a “traditional” advisory committee with up to 10 participants that the Council endorse all of the expressions of interest and operate the Committee with a facilitator to firstly develop a list of initiatives to enhance support for business, including through improvements to the urban centres of the Nambucca Valley and secondly to undertake a process of prioritising those initiatives based on their potential worth, cost and ease of implementation.

 

Based upon the above, suggested terms of reference which could be considered by the Committee are as follows:

 

Nambucca Valley Business Advisory Committee

 

The Committee is to make recommendations to the Council.

 

Purpose

To assist businesses within the Nambucca Valley prepare for the highway bypass by identifying a range of initiatives to support business including through improved marketing, easier access, more pleasant public spaces, as well as support for new investment.

 

Activities

1.  To develop a list of initiatives to assist businesses within the Nambucca Valley prepare for the highway bypass

2.  To scope the initiatives and prepare cost estimates.

3.  To identify a source of funding for initiatives, including grant funding

4.  To undertake broad based community consultation in relation to the list of initiatives

5.  To prioritise those initiatives based on their potential worth, cost and ease of implementation.

6.  To lobby for funding and public support for the agreed initiatives

 

Frequency of Meetings

It is suggested that the Committee initially meet once every two months and once there is an agreed list of projects to be implemented the frequency could be reduced.

 

Term of Committee

It is suggested that the Committee see through the implementation of most of the initiatives which may take several years.

 

There has been a preliminary discussion with Ms Kerry Grace in relation to facilitating the initial meetings of the Committee.  Besides being a local resident and experienced facilitator, Ms Grace is the CEO of Regional Development Australia and is well placed to identify cost effective opportunities for business support.  Ms Grace has advised that she would be willing to act as a facilitator.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been consultation with Kerry Grace.

 

Ms Rachel Ward AM has also submitted her thoughts about the Committee which are attached.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

The Committee will no doubt be looking at initiatives to improve the environment of the Valley’s urban areas.

 

Social

 

There is the opportunity for a range of social initiatives to support employment and community building outcomes.

 

Economic

 

The primary purpose of the Committee is to strengthen the local economy.

 

Risk

 

The major risk is perceived to be falling short of expectations with the required funding for the identified initiatives.  However the participants are all people with significant experience in life, business and government and are likely to understand and appreciate the competing demands on Council’s budget.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

At this stage there is no budgetary impact.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is likely to be a minor impact on working funds with the employment of a facilitator.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

There will be a requirement for the General Manager and/or Manager Business Development to support the Committee in undertaking its secretarial work.

 

Attachments:

1

11943/2017 - Future of Macksville

 

  


Ordinary Council Meeting - 13 April 2017

Establishment of a Business Advisory Committee

 

Dear Council members,

Forgive what is perhaps an unorthodox way of communicating my thoughts but for a long time I have been wondering how best to express my regret that Macksville seems to lack much of the aesthetic pride and more delightful traditional elements that many towns up and down the coast of NSW, now exhibit.

Having recently returned from the Northern Rivers area, the lack of interest (or funds) in making Macksville an engaging place to shop, eat, drop in on, seems all the more apparent and I am impelled to express my concern in case anyone else feels like wise.  If not I will assume that making an effort to lift the aesthetic appeal of Macksville is not a priority, in which case please ignore my letter.

If, on the other hand, there is will and passion to try and do something to change the face of Macksville, I was hoping that perhaps a committee could be formed to discuss the possibilities, not least how we raise funds to start making a few things possible.

The Nambucca River gives us a great advantage. Not many towns boast a river running through it.  But, it seems, other than a yearly event, we don’t take advantage of it nearly enough. Every suburb in Sydney, (even poorer ones) which 20 years ago looked bare and unloved much like Macksville, now have shady avenues of trees, have encouraged commercial buildings to replace awnings or veranda posts to create cool spaces to walk or share a coffee or have made space amongst our roadside parking to plant and encouraged foliage to soften our more unattractive sixties architecture and garish advertising. 

I imagine that Macksville, like so many towns bypassed by the new motorway, will have to compete to lure the tourist off the road to enjoy what we have to offer and for many of our small businesses to prosper. Tourists want amenities but they are also looking for a few iconic country town elements, charm, a place to dally and dream.

Perhaps I’m dreaming but if we tapped into the creativity of some of the artists/horticulturists amongst us, perhaps we could breath some ideas and enthusiasm into giving Macksville a bit of a facelift without it costing a prohibitive amount.

Anyway for what it’s worth, I would put my hand up to be part of this initiative if it is not already underway and if there was a place for any of us willing, but not voted onto council, to contribute. And forgive my impertinence if this is already something that you are tackling and for stating the bleeding obvious.

Yours sincerely Rachel Ward      

 


Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                                    13 April 2017

General Manager

ITEM 9.6      PRF28              130417         Gordon Park Rainforest Committee of Management - Concern about Damage Caused by Flying Fox and Request for an On-Site Meeting

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Michael Coulter, General Manager         

 

Summary:

 

A summary is not required.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the information concerning the site inspection of the Gordon Park rainforest be received.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

There are no options.  The report is for information.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Council has received the attached letter from the Gordon Park Rainforest Committee of Management.

 

The letter is self-explanatory.

 

As the letter requests, a site inspection has been arranged for the afternoon of this Council meeting. 

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been consultation with Council’s Coordinator Strategic Planning and Natural Resources.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

The purpose of the inspection is to view the flying fox camp and its impacts.

 

Social

 

The social implications of the flying fox camp have been previously reported on.

 

Economic

 

There are no significant economic implications arising out of this report.

 

Risk

 

There are no identified risks.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

At this stage there are no additional budgetary impacts.  The Council has received a grant to assist in undertaking the preparation of a management plan for the flying fox colony.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

This report has no impact on working funds.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

This report has no service level implications.

 

Attachments:

1

7803/2017 - Gordon Park Rainforest CoM - request for meeting

 

  


Ordinary Council Meeting - 13 April 2017

Gordon Park Rainforest Committee of Management - Concern about Damage Caused by Flying Fox and Request for an On-Site Meeting

 

                                                     Gordon Park Rainforest Committee of Management

                                                     10 Wentworth-Smith Street

                                                     Valla Beach NSW 2448

                                                      24 February 2017

 

 

Mr Michael Coulter

General Manager

Nambucca Shire Council

PO Box 177

Macksville NSW 2447

 

Dear Mr Coulter

 

Request for On-Site Meeting regarding Condition of Gordon Park Rainforest and Boardwalk and the Future of this Asset

 

During the last year in particular, the damage to the area of rainforest under the flying fox colony has been considerable. That includes the boardwalk. Without a canopy the weeds have proliferated exponentially and the task of clearing the boardwalk and surrounding areas with a view to the public returning to enjoy this forest asset is currently beyond the present volunteer work force.

 

At our committee meeting on 23 February, as a matter of urgency, it was moved that we ask for an on-site meeting with Councillors, Council staff (including Paul Gallagher, Grant Nelson, Tim Woodward), the ecologist charged with writing the draft Flying Fox Management Plan, our committee members and forest workers.

 

The objective of this meeting is to enable everyone to gain an appreciation of the present condition of the forest and boardwalk, and the conditions for working in the forest. This assessment will determine what future action is deemed necessary for the good of the forest, for the good of the workers, and for the safety and benefit of visitors should the plan be to continue to work towards the re-opening of the forest for the enjoyment of the townspeople and tourists.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Description: GJH Signature

 

Gwen Harden

President

 

 

cc Mayor Rhonda Hoban, Cr Anne Smyth

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                                    13 April 2017

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.7      SF2336            130417         Proposed Vodafone Communications Tower - 20 Gumma Road, Macksville (adjoining Council's Dog Pound)

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Michael Coulter, General Manager         

 

Summary:

 

In August 2016 Council received an enquiry from Vodafone in relation to establishing a new mobile facility in Macksville to improve the service to the town and also to highway traffic.

 

The proposal is to establish a 43m communication tower on a small parcel of land immediately behind Council’s companion animal facility (behind Council’s Works Depot).

 

The proposal is complying development as it located approximately 260m from the closest boundary of land zoned R1 General Residential.

 

Eighteen nearby property owners were contacted in relation to the proposal and Council has received two objections.

 

Subject to final negotiation Vodaphone propose to enter into a lease of the land from Council and pay Council rent of $10,000 per annum with an annual adjustment of 3%. 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1        Council endorse in principle a proposed lease with Vodafone of a compound 8.4m x 12m for the purposes of erecting a 43m communications tower.

 

2        Council’s solicitor review the proposed lease including the matters for consideration listed in the report being the proposed indexation arrangements; the cost of preparing a subdivision for lease purposes; and an option for Council to co-locate a microwave transmitter/receiver on the tower.

 

3        That the placement of the tower be adjusted as necessary so as to facilitate a microwave (line of sight) link between Council’s Works Depot and the Macksville Sewage Treatment Plant.

 

4        That the Mayor and General Manager be provided with delegated authority to enter into a lease with Vodafone for a proposed communications tower at 20 Gumma Road, Macksville.

 

5        That Council’s seal be attached to legal documents as required.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

As Council owns the land it has complete discretion as to whether or not it wishes to lease land to Vodafone for the purposes of a communications tower.

 

The Council could also seek to negotiate the proposed rent. 

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

In August 2016 Council received an enquiry from Vodafone in relation to establishing a new mobile facility in Macksville to improve the service to the town and also to highway traffic.  Two council owned sites were identified as having potential, one being on the water tank in Wallace Street where Optus is and the other being Council’s Works Depot on Gumma Road.  Given the potential issues for Council in maintaining its water infrastructure with multiple communication devices attached to them, Council staff expressed a preference for a “stand alone” tower on Council’s Works Depot property.

 

Council has now received draft plans for the Gumma site which are attached.

 

In December 2016 the General Manager advised CPS Global who act for Vodafone that Council had no plans for the nominated site and further that as the Council may be the consent authority or certifier for a development application that Council staff could not enter into any commercial agreement for the lease of the site as to do so would create a conflict of interests.

 

It has been determined that the proposed tower is complying development under State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 1997 which provides as follows:

 

5

New tower on land in Zone IN1, IN2, IN3, RU1, RU2, RU3 or RU4 or an equivalent land use zone

5.1  If the tower is located on land in Zone IN1, IN2 or IN3 or an equivalent land use zone, the tower must not:

(a)  be located within 100 metres of a Zone R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 or RU5 or equivalent land use zone boundary, or

(b)  exceed 25 metres in height (including telecommunications facilities) where located between 100 and 150 metres from a Zone R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 or RU5 or equivalent land use zone boundary, or

(c)  exceed 30 metres in height (including telecommunications facilities), where located more than 150 metres from a Zone R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 or RU5 or equivalent land use zone boundary.

 

 

5.2  If the tower is located on land in Zone RU1, RU2, RU3 or RU4 or an equivalent land use zone, the tower must not:

(a)  be located within 100 metres of a Zone R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 or RU5 or equivalent land use zone boundary, and

(b)  exceed 25 metres in height (including telecommunications facilities) where located between 100 and 150 metres from a Zone R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 or RU5 or equivalent land use zone boundary, and

(c)  exceed 50 metres in height (including telecommunications facilities), where located more than 150 metres from a Zone R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 or RU5 or equivalent land use zone boundary.

 

The tower must also meet other criteria including the requirements of the Mobile Networks Code and before work commences a report that shows the predicted levels of electromagnetic energy surrounding the development comply with the safety limits imposed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) Standard.

 

The land is zoned RU1 and for a tower with a height of 43m it must be located more than 150 metres from the R1 zone boundary to be complying development.  The distance between the proposed tower and the closest boundary of land zoned R1 is approximately 260m.

 

Notwithstanding that the proposed communications tower is complying development, Council as property owner has discretion as to whether or not it will enter into a lease with Vodafone to allow them to use the site.  Accordingly Council staff did write to eighteen (18) nearby property owners enclosing a copy of the preliminary plans and providing them with the opportunity to comment on the proposal by 21 March 2017. 

 

Council has now received two objections to the proposal from residents and the objections are attached

 

The residents are located just over 300m from the site and to the east of the new Pacific Highway alignment.  In summary one submission refers to the disruption caused by the construction of the Pacific Highway; that they don’t wish further discomfort and suggesting that the tower be erected at Yarrahapinni.  The other submission strongly objects to the tower for similar reasons and also suggesting that the tower be erected at Yarrahapinni.

 

In relation to the option of erecting a transmitter on Mt Yarrahapinni, Council will be aware from other proposals for mobile base stations that their relatively low wattage and capacity requirements means that there are physical limits to the distance they can be from the intended receivers.  For example this has been given as one reason for the relatively poor mobile service at Scotts Head.

 

Vodaphone have proposed to lease the small site required for the tower at a rental of $10,000 per annum with a 3% annual review.  The proposed lease would be for a 5 year term with breaks or options for a further 3 x 5 year terms.  To date the terms of the proposed lease have not been reviewed by Council’s solicitor but advice has been received that the proposed rental accords with what is now regarded as the industry norm.  Vodaphone have also offered $2,000 towards Council’s legal expenses. 

 

Subject to review by Council’s solicitor a preliminary review of the lease indicates that consideration should be given to the following matters:

 

·      There needs to be some review mechanism for the 3% annual review and that this not be “locked in” for 20 years

·      The proposed lease is silent as to the costs pertaining to the preparation of a subdivision for lease purposes

·      Consideration should be given to providing Council with an option to co-locate its own microwave transmitter/receiver on the tower.  The Council has an existing microwave link between its Works Depot and the Administration building.  It is proposed to extend that link to the Macksville Sewage Treatment Plant to provide for the integration of Council’s telemetry.  The height of the tower might provide Council with the opportunity to provide telemetry connections to other water and sewerage facilities.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been consultation with Council’s Manager Business Development who received the initial enquiry from a consultant on behalf of Vodafone.

 

There has been consultation with residents who live on River Street and Gumma Road.

 

There has been consultation with Council’s Manager Development and Environment in relation to the provisions of State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 1997.

 

There has been consultation with Council’s Manager Water and Sewerage in relation to the proposal and Council’s telemetry requirements.

 

There has been consultation with Council’s Manager Information Technology in relation to Council’s telemetry requirements.  The proposed tower will be close to a proposed microwave link between Council’s Works Depot and the Macksville Sewage Treatment Plant.  The alignment of this link will need to be checked to ascertain that it will be clear of the proposed tower.

 

There has been consultation with Council’s Safety and Risk Officer in relation to the location of the tower; EMR emissions; and whether or not the proposal should be considered by Council’s Safety Committee, notwithstanding it is complying development with EMR being required to be within a specified limit so as not to affect the health and safety of people.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

At its closest point the proposed 43 metre high monopole is approximately 175m from Gumma Road and behind Council’s Works Depot.  Whilst the pole will be visible in the floodplain landscape, the houses on River Street and Gumma Road have a north facing orientation and as such the tower will not impose on primary view lines.  For River Street residents to some extent it will also be screened from view by the new Pacific Highway Nambucca River crossing and its elevated approach.

 

As complying development the EMR must be within prescribed standards.

 

Social

 

There are no significant social implications.

 

Economic

 

The provision and speed of mobile data for residents and the travelling public is important for economic development.

 

Risk

 

Alienating Council land does reduce future options for its use.  However there is no planned use for the 8.4m x 12m site and Council will receive an indexed return of $10,000 per annum for the use of the land.

 

The EMR emissions from the tower need to meet strict limits set out in a Commonwealth standard for mobile networks.  There is no scientific evidence that the emissions from such facilities have any adverse effects on human health.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

The proposed lease will provide an indexed rental return to Council of $10,000 per annum.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

At this stage there is no impact on working funds.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

There will need to be staff resources applied to the finalisation of the lease but following that the staffing required to manage the lease will be minimal.

 

Attachments:

1

11970/2017 - Proposed Vodaphone Communications Tower - Revision C

 

2

12027/2017 - Gumma Road Zoning Map

 

3

10148/2017 - Objection from R & K Reberger

 

4

12112/2017 - Objection from Mollie Johnson

 

  


Ordinary Council Meeting - 13 April 2017

Proposed Vodafone Communications Tower - 20 Gumma Road, Macksville (adjoining Council's Dog Pound)

 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 13 April 2017

Proposed Vodafone Communications Tower - 20 Gumma Road, Macksville (adjoining Council's Dog Pound)

 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 13 April 2017

Proposed Vodafone Communications Tower - 20 Gumma Road, Macksville (adjoining Council's Dog Pound)

 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 13 April 2017

Proposed Vodafone Communications Tower - 20 Gumma Road, Macksville (adjoining Council's Dog Pound)

 

 

 

 

From: Mollie Johnson
Sent: Tuesday, 21 March 2017 3:23 PM
To: Michael Coulter
Subject: Vodafone

 

Dear Mr. Coulter,

 

My name is Mollie Johnson and I live at 71 River Street, Macksville. In reply to your letter dated 7th. March, 2017, I would like to say that my husband and I really object to the construction of a Vodafone tower in the proposed vicinity.

 

We have just endured 2 years of trucks, dust, damaged roads, house alterations, noise and general upheaval and have had enough. We are not in good health (my husband is 83) and this construction would not happen overnight which would add to our discomfort.

 

I wonder if the tower could be erected at Yarrahapinni so as not to spoil our rural views any more than they have been.

 

I hope you can consider my concerns which are shared with some of my neighbours.

 

Thank you for your time.

 

Yours sincerely, Mollie Johnson.

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                                    13 April 2017

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.8      DA2014/164      130417         Modification to DA2014/164

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Daniel Walsh, Manager Development and Environment         

 

Summary:

 

Boral operate an existing concrete batching plant at 16 Kylie Street, Macksville. All of the structures associated with the use of the batching plant were approved by Council under development consents DA2008/205 and DA2015/031. Under these consents, the batching plant was only permitted to produce a maximum of 20,000 tonnes per annum (TPA). Under development consent DA2014/164, approval was given for the batching plant to produce a maximum of 120,000 TPA until 31 December 2016 to enable the batching plant to service an increase in production at the Lendlease concrete precast facility which is also located with the Macksville industrial estate. DA2014/164 was limited because the precast facilities increased production was also limited to 31 December 2016. The reason for limiting the consents was because the Pacific Highway and Upper Warrell Creek Road intersection is below current standards.

 

Boral have requested as part of the subject modification to DA2014/164, that Council modify the development consent to permit the batching plant to produce up to 120,000 TPA until the completion of the major infrastructure projects associated with the Pacific Highway upgrade. After this period it is proposed to produce a maximum of 48,000 TPA to service the local area. Boral have also requested that the consent be modified by replacing the requirement for DA2008/205 to be modified with a condition which requires DA2008/205 and DA2015/031 to be surrendered and the relevant requirements within those consents incorporated within DA2014/164. The intent of this request is to simplify the applicant’s ability to monitor compliance with Councils development consents for the batching plant.

 

After the Macksville bypass is completed, the speed limit on the existing highway can be reduced to 60km/h which will negate the need to undertake costly intersection upgrade works which are currently required with the existing 80km/h speed limit. Furthermore, construction will soon commence on the Bald Hill Road interchange (within 200m of intersection) as part of the highway upgrade works, which will most likely result in the speed limit being reduced to 60km/h during these works.

 

As such, it is considered reasonable to modify development consent DA2014/164 by permitting the batching plant to produce up to 120,000 TPA until 31 December 2019 (completion of the Pacific Highway upgrade) and a maximum of 48,000 TPA commencing January 2020.In recognition that the existing intersection is currently below the required standard and will be until the speed limit is reduced to 60km/h; it is also recommended that advisory safety signs be installed on the existing Pacific Highway (subject to RMS approval) and Council staff commence the process of reducing the speed limit on the existing Pacific Highway once it is transferred to Council as a local road.

 

It is considered that the above will promote continued potential for economic development within the Macksville industrial area, while reducing potential road safety impacts resulting from an existing sub-standard intersection and eliminating unnecessary road upgrading cost.

 

This matter is being referred to Council as it has implications on Councils resolution made on 16 January 2014 with regards to the Lendlease precast facility. Therefore, it is also recommended that Council amend that resolution by resolving to permit the Lendlease precast facility approved under development consent DA2012/069 to produce a maximum of 200,000 TPA until 31 December 2019.

 

NOTE: This matter requires a “Planning Decision” meaning a decision made in the exercise of a function of the council under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 including a decision relating to a development application, an environmental planning instrument, a development control plan or a development contribution plan.  Under Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 it requires the General Manager to record the names of each Councillor supporting and opposing the decision.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1        That Council as the consent authority, pursuant to Section 96 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, modify development consent DA2014/164 subject to conditions of consent contained within attachment 1 of this report.

 

2        That Council amend the resolution made on 16 January 2014 relating to the precast facility     approved under development consent DA2012/069 by permitting a maximum production of 200,000 TPA until 31 December 2019.

 

3        That Council staff commence the process of reducing the speed limit on the existing Pacific Highway within proximity of its intersection with Upper Warrell Creek Road once it is transferred to Council as a local road.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

a)   Approve the application to modify the development consent in accordance with the recommendation.

 

b)   Approve the modification application subject to amendments to the recommendation. Please note that only conditions subject to the modification application should be modified, unless other conditions require modification as a consequence of the requested modification.

 

c)   Refuse the modification application and not proceed with recommendations 2 and 3.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The subject site is located at 16 Kylie Street, Macksville and is legally known as Lot 2 DP 1010937. The site contains an existing concrete batching plant approved under development consents DA2008/205 and DA2015/031 and is illustrated in the locality plan shown below.

 

 

Development consent was granted to DA2014/164 on 26 November 2014. The approval was for an increase in production at the existing concrete batching plant on the site from 20,000 to 120,000 tonnes per annum (TPA). The main reason the applicant sought approval for the increased production volume was to service the nearby Lendlease precast concrete facility; which Council approved an increase in production from 90,000 to 200,000 TPA under development consent DA2012/069.

 

Condition 18 of development consent DA2012/069 for the Lendlease concrete precast facility states:

 

Stage 2 of this Consent does not operate until Council is satisfied that:

 

a        Stage 2 for an increase production past 90,000 TPA to 200,000 TPA to be deferred pending an independent traffic Engineer’s report of the serviceability of the Pacific Highway and Upper Warrell Creek Road, including details of any intersection improvements required.

 

This condition will be removed and a new consent issued when Council is satisfied that the Intersection is capable of supporting Stage 2. Only Council may remove this condition and allow Stage 2 to operate.

 

After review of a Traffic Impact Assessment prepared by RoadNet, Council acknowledged that the Pacific Highway and Upper Warrell Creek Road intersection was below current standards due to the existing basic left turn (BAL) treatment with widened tapers at the intersection not being appropriate for any increase in heavy vehicle movements. After consideration of the matter at its meeting on 16 January 2014 Council made the following resolution:

 

That Council approve production up to 200,000 TPA once the speed limit on the Pacific Highway at the intersection with Upper Warrell Creek Road has been reduced to 80 km/h, either:

 

a)  in conjunction with Pacific Highway upgrade works or

 

b) by the Applicant securing the agreement of the RMS to a reduced speed zone prior to the proposed 80 kmh speed zone for the Pacific Highway upgrade works

 

for a trial period which involves an equivalent production of 200,000 TPA for a period of at least 3 months or an end trial date of 31 December 2016 whichever occurs first.

 

Further that Council engage RoadNet to monitor the intersection and provide a report on the trial in the event that the applicant secures a major contract and increases their production to the equivalent of 200,000 TPA and that the developer pay for the cost of the report.

 

The operators of the precast facility sought approval for the increase to 200,000 TPA to provide the opportunity to tender for major projects in various parts of the state outside of the highway upgrades on the Mid North and North Coast. It was considered that providing this opportunity would potentially open up different markets and increase workforce numbers and the longevity of the precast facility. It was seen by Council that it would be unrealistic to expect the precast facility to commit to significant intersection upgrade costs for an output which may not be achieved. As such, the above resolution permitted the temporary increase in production to facilitate the tender process without having to undertake any intersection upgrade works. It also enabled Council to require intersection upgrades should it be evidently necessary during the trial period.

 

The speed limit on the Pacific Highway at the intersection with Upper Warrell Creek Road has since been reduced to 80 km/h. Furthermore, the report prepared by RoadNet which formed the basis of Councils resolution, outlined that an additional 66 additional concrete truck movements per day would result at the Upper Warrell Creek Road and Pacific Highway intersection when a production capacity of 200,000 TPA was reached.

 

The Traffic Impact Assessment submitted with the subject development application proposes 55 truck movements from the Boral site per day to facilitate the proposed 120,000 TPA. Having regard to this and that the majority of the proposed increase in concrete production volume (90-95%) will be delivered to the precast facility via internal roads within the Macksville industrial estate; it was considered that the proposed increase in production at the concrete batching plant would not increase existing traffic volumes at the Upper Warrell Creek Road and Pacific Highway intersection any further than what has been approved by Council under the above mentioned resolution.

 

As such, condition 1 of development consent DA2014/164 limited the time the concrete batching plant could operate at the increased capacity as follows:

 

1.       Approval is granted for an increase in production at the existing concrete batching plant to 120,000 tonnes per annum (60,000m³) until 31 December 2016. After this time, maximum production is limited to 20,000 tonnes per annum (9,000m³)

 

To date, the Lendlease precast facility has not exceeded 90,000 TPA since Councils above mentioned resolution on 16 January 2014 (27,345 TPA in 2015), meaning the trail period was never triggered. Meanwhile, the batching plants maximum production over 2015/2016 period has been 89,611 TPA (37,338m³). This means that only 30.5% of the concrete produced at the batching plant has been supplied to the precast facility, with the remainder supplying the surrounding area and the adjoining Civmec precast plant. The Civmec precast plant was approved by Council under DA2015/118 and was commenced to service the Macksville bypass project. Notwithstanding this, it is not considered that this has resulted in any greater movements at the Pacific Highway/Upper Warrell Creek intersection that which was originally anticipated by Council.

 

The applicant for DA2014/164 has requested that the development consent be modified to permit the plant to produce up to 120,000 TPA until the completion of the major infrastructure projects associated with the Pacific Highway upgrade. After this period it is proposed to produce a maximum of 48,000 TPA to service the local area.

 

The response from the NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) regarding this modification has indicated that the Pacific Highway upgrade is expected to be complete by the end of 2019; with the Macksville bypass to be completed by the end of 2017.

 

The reason the 31 December 2016 was chosen as a cut-off date for the trial period for the Lendlease precast facility was because the Pacific Highway bypass of Macksville was expected to be completed by that date at the time Councils resolution was made.

 

After the Macksville bypass is completed, Councils Manager of Technical Services has advised that the speed limit on the existing highway can be reduced to 60km/h which will negate the need to undertake costly intersection upgrade works which are currently required with the existing 80km/h speed limit. Furthermore, construction will soon commence on the Bald Hill Road interchange (within 200m of intersection) as part of the highway upgrade works, which will most likely result in the speed limit being reduced to 60km/h during these works.

 

Having regard to the above, it is considered reasonable to modify development consent DA2014/164 by permitting the plant to produce up to 120,000 TPA until 31 December 2019 (completion of the Pacific Highway upgrade) and a maximum of 48,000 TPA commencing January 2020.In recognition that the existing intersection is currently below the required standard and will be until the speed limit is reduced to 60km/h; it is also recommended that advisory safety signs be installed on the existing Pacific Highway (subject to RMS approval) and Council staff commence the process of reducing the speed limit on the existing Pacific Highway once it is transferred to Council as a local road.

 

Given that Boral operate the subject batching plant as well as the batching plant at its quarry at Warrell Creek which supplies the Macksville bypass project; it is considered reasonable to suspect that the proposed increased in production is will only service the existing precast facilities within the Macksville industrial areas and local projects within the surrounding area.

 

As such, to facilitate demand for the increased production it is also recommended that Council amend the resolution made on 16 January 2014 by resolving to permit the Lendlease precast facility approved under development consent DA2012/069 to produce an equivalent of up to 200,000 TPA until 31 December 2019.

 

It is considered that the above will promote continued potential for economic development within the Macksville industrial area, while reducing potential road safety impacts resulting from an existing sub-standard intersection and eliminating unnecessary road upgrading cost.

 

In addition to the modification to condition 1 of development consent DA2014/164, the applicant has also applied for the consent to be modified by replacing the requirement in condition 2 for the original consent for the batching plant (DA2008/205) to be modified with a condition which requires DA2008/205 and DA2015/031 to be surrendered. The intent of this request is to simplify the applicants ability to monitor compliance with Councils development consents for the batching plant. Given the original consent for DA2014/164 permits the use of all structures and areas of the subject site previously approved/identified within DA2008/205 and DA2015/031 as a concrete batching plant, it is considered that such a modification is substantially the same development as originally approved. To clarify this, it is recommended that a condition be included within the consent which permits the continued use of the land and all existing structures for the purpose of a concrete batching plant.  This is reflected in condition 2 within attachment 1.

 

The application to modify development consent DA2014/164 is assessed against the relevant subsections of section 96 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as follows:

 

SECTION 96(2)

Council may on application being made by the applicant or any other person entitled to act on a consent granted by the consent authority and subject to and in accordance with the regulations, modify the consent if:

 

Complies

Comments

(a) it is satisfied that the development to which the consent as modified relates is substantially the same development as the development for which consent was originally granted and before that consent as originally granted was modified (if at all), and

Yes

As addressed above, the proposed modifications to the consent are substantially the same as the original consent.

(b) it has consulted with the relevant Minister, public authority or approval body (within the meaning of Division 5) in respect of a condition imposed as a requirement of a concurrence to the consent or in accordance with the general terms of an approval proposed to be granted by the approval body and that Minister, authority or body has not, within 21 days after being consulted, objected to the modification of that consent, and

N/A

There was no need for a concurrence to the consent or any need to obtain general terms of approval.

 

(c) it has notified the application in accordance with:

(i) the regulations, if the regulations so require, or

(ii) a development control plan, if the consent authority is a council that has made a development control plan that requires the notification or advertising of applications for modification of a development consent, and

Yes

The application was notified in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

 

No submissions were received from the public.

 

The application was referred to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS), and the NSW Roads and Maritime Service (RMS).

 

No response was received from the EPA and the RFS responded with no objections to the development.

 

The RMS responded by stating that additional information should be provided by the applicant. The RMS response has been included within attachment 2. The RMS have previously advised Council as part of the assessment of DA2012/069 (Lendlease precast facility) and the subject application (DA2014/164) that they do not support the increased traffic at the upper Warrell Creek Road/Pacific Highway intersection due to it not meeting design standards.

 

However, as mentioned earlier in this report, it is not considered necessary to require costly intersection upgrade works when such upgrades will be irrelevant in the near future due to a reduced speed limit during and after the Pacific Highway Macksville bypass project.

(d) it has considered any submissions made concerning the proposed modification within the period prescribed by the regulations or provided by the development control plan, as the case may be.

Yes

Addressed above.

 

 

SECTION 96 (3) & (5)

(3) In determining an application for modification of a consent under this section, the consent authority must take into consideration such of the matters referred to in section 79C (1) as are of relevance to the development the subject of the application. The matters referred to in section 79C (1) are as follows:

 

Complies

Comments

a  the provisions of:

 

 

(i)  any environmental planning instrument, and

Yes

It is not considered that the proposal is contrary to any environmental planning instrument applicable to the land.

(ii) any proposed instrument that is or has been the subject of public consultation under this Act and that has been notified to the consent authority (unless the Director-General has notified the consent authority that the making of the proposed instrument has been deferred indefinitely or has not been approved), and

Yes

There is not a draft instrument that is applicable to the development.

(iii) any development control plan, and

Yes

The proposed modification is not considered to be contrary to the Nambucca Development Control Plan 2010.

(iiia) any planning agreement that has been entered into under section 93F, or any draft planning agreement that a developer has offered to enter into under section 93F, and

N/A

There are no planning agreements applicable to the land or proposal.

(iv) the regulations (to the extent that they prescribe matters for the purposes of this paragraph), and

Yes

The proposal will not be contrary to the NSW Coastal Policy.

(v) any coastal zone management plan (within the meaning of the Coastal Protection Act 1979),

Yes

The proposal will not be contrary to any of the management actions outlined within the Coastal Zone Management Plan for the Nambucca Shire Coastline.

b   the likely impacts of that development, including environmental impacts on both the natural and built environments, and social and economic impacts in the locality,

Yes

Having regard to the matters raised earlier in this report and subject to the recommendations of this report, it is not considered that the proposed modifications will result in any adverse impacts on the natural or built environments and will promote a balanced outcome with regards to social and economic impacts on the locality.

c   the suitability of the site for the development,

Yes

It is not considered that the proposed modifications will alter the suitability of the site.

d   any submissions made in accordance with this Act or the regulations,

Yes

Addressed earlier in this report.

e   the public interest.

Yes

Subject to the recommendations of this report, it is not considered that the proposed modifications will be contrary to the public interest as it will maintain an appropriate balance of potential impacts on the natural, social and economic environments of the locality.

(5)Development consent of the kind referred to in Section 79B(3) is not to be modified unless the requirements of Section 79B(3)-(7) have been complied with in relation to the proposed modification as if the proposed modification were an application for development consent.

N/A

The subject site does not contain any critical habitat and it is not considered that the proposed modifications will result in the development having any significant impacts on threatened species, populations, communities or their habitats.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Manager of Technical Services

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

It is not considered that the proposed modifications will alter the level of impacts that would result from the original development consent. 

 

Social

 

It is not considered that the proposed modifications will adversely increase any social impacts resulting from the original consent.

 

Economic

 

The proposed modification will promote continued potential for economic development within the Macksville industrial area, while eliminating unnecessary road upgrading cost for both businesses and Council.

 

Risk

 

In the event the speed limit was not permitted to be reduced by the RMS, the intersection would remain deficient. If it were to be upgraded, this would be at the expense of Council or future development within the area.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

Council will be responsible for undertaking the process required to reduce the speed limit.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

Nil

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

Nil

 

Attachments:

1

11505/2017 - Attachment 1 - Recommended Conditions of Modified Consent

 

2

11504/2017 - Attachment 2 - RMS Response

 

3

11503/2017 - Attachment 3 - Statement of Environmental Effects

 

  


Ordinary Council Meeting - 13 April 2017

Modification to DA2014/164

 

 

Attachment 1 – Recommended Conditions of Modified Consent

 

Limited Consent

 

1.      Approval is granted for an increase in production at the existing concrete batching plant to 120,000 tonnes per annum until 31 December 2019. After this time, maximum production is limited to 48,000 tonnes per annum

          The applicant must submit annual production figures to Council from the date of this consent.

Modification of Consent

 

2.      This consent permits the continued use of the land and all existing structures for the purpose of a concrete batching plant.

 

As such, a notice of surrender of development consents DA2008/205 and DA2015/031 in accordance with clause 97 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 may be submitted to Council.

 

Noise

 

3.         All plant and equipment must be designed, maintained and operated so that the noise from the premises complies with the New South Wales Industrial Noise Policy.

 

4.         All work must be undertaken in a manner that will minimise the emission of noise from the premises.

 

5.       The use of front end loaders on site between 6am and 7am is not permitted.

 

Water Quality

 

6.         Except as may be expressly provided in any other condition of this consent, the operator must comply with section 120 (Pollution of Waters) of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997.

 

7.         The discharge of wastewater and/or stormwater runoff from the site must comply with the following discharge limits:

pH: 6.5-8.5

TSS: <50mg/L

A location must be nominated for the purposes of monitoring compliance with this condition. The location must be representative of stormwater immediately before it leaves the premises (such as the discharge point) and be identified on a site plan drawn to scale. This information must be provided to both Council and the NSW Environment Protection Authority.

 

Air Quality

 

8.         Activities occurring in or on the premises must be carried out in a manner that will minimise the generation or emission from the premises, of wind-blown or traffic generated dust.

 

Driver Code of Conduct

 

9.         A driver code of conduct for all trucks associated with the development must be prepared and enforced. The code of conduct must restrict drivers from stopping within residential approaches to and from the industrial area.

 

Parking of Vehicles

 

10.     All vehicles connected with the premises are to be parked within the premises at all times.

 

Hours of Operation

 

11.     The hours of operation of the business are restricted to the times set out in the following table:

 

Period

Start Time

Finish Time

Monday to Friday

6am

5pm

Saturday

6am

12pm

 

Any alteration to the above hours of operation will require the further consent of Council.

 

THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE TO BE COMPLIED WITH PRIOR TO ANY INCREASE IN PRODUCTION AT THE EXISTING CONCRETE BATCHING PLANT

 

Consent Granted For Works within the Road Reserve

 

12.     This development consent includes the works within the road reserve set out in the table below. The work must be carried out in accordance with the standard specified in the column opposite the work. All works are to include the adjustment and/or relocation of services as necessary to the requirements of the appropriate service authorities.

 

Work

Standard to be provided

Intersection Improvements

The intersection of Yarawonga Street and Binalong Way shall be designed, line marked and sign posted in accordance with AS 1742.2 – 2009 Traffic Control Devices for General Use.

 

Vegetation removal within the road reserve to improve safe intersection sight distance after consultation with the adjoining property owner.

 

The design is to address requisite signs, linemarking, sight lines and any other restrictions to road safety at the intersection.

 

 

THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE TO BE COMPLIED WITH WITHIN 3 MONTHS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE

 

13.     Advisory safety signs shall be installed on the existing Pacific Highway on the approaches to    its intersection with Upper Warrell Creek Road which warn drivers of turning trucks to the   satisfaction of Council. Compliance with this condition is subject to approval from the NSW   Roads and Maritime Services.

 

REASONS FOR CONDITIONS

 

·      To ensure that the proposed development:

(a)      achieves the objectives of the Environmental Planning and Assessment  Act 1979;

(b)      complies with the provisions of all relevant Environmental Planning Instruments;

(c)      is consistent with the aims and objectives of Council’s Development Control Plans, Codes and Policies.

·      To ensure the protection of the amenity and character of land adjoining and in the locality of the proposed development.

 

·      To minimise any potential adverse environmental, social or economic impacts of the proposed development.

 

·      To ensure that all traffic, car parking and access requirements arising from the development are addressed.

 

·      To ensure the development does not conflict with the public interest.

 


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Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                                    13 April 2017

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.9      SF1855            130417         Macksville Revitalisation and Results of Exhibition

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Grant Nelson, Coordinator Strategic Planning & Natural Resources         

 

Summary:

 

The purpose of this report is to provide Council with the results of the exhibition of the draft revitalisation plans for Macksville and some recommendations to ensure the project maintains momentum for works in the 2017/18 financial year.

 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1        That Council endorse the draft revitalisation plan for implementation in principle and subject to design modifications to accommodate works. Council will be consulted on the implementation of plan as required.

 

2        That staff engage with Mrs Libby Ussher and a representative from local volunteer gardeners Joan’s Army in respect to the selection of ornamental tree species for focal points in the town centre.

 

3        That staff engage with the Macksville RSL and other business owners in Winifred Street in respect to the street trees.

 

4        Council’s Business Development Committee to Council be provided with an opportunity to consider strategies to develop ideas for public art in the Macksville CBD for example Wallace Lane.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council may choose not to endorse or amend the recommendations.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Council exhibited the draft Macksville Revitalisation Plan for approximately two (2) months between December and February 2016. Between the exhibition period and the writing of this report Council had received 33 submissions.

 

As expected with these types of projects Council has received a range of varying views and ideas in respect to the plan and the future of the town.  This feedback will allow Council to progress with project planning. It is anticipated that many of these contributions will result in positive change for Macksville in the future.

 

Although many individual and collaborative points of view were presented in the submissions the core concerns related to:

 

-     Loss of carparking;

-     Tree Species and location;

-     Art in public spaces

 

Carparking

 

In respect to Carparking the plan will result in 3 lost spaces in Winifred St Parking area, 4 spaces in the McKay St parking area and 2 spaces for each outdoor dining areas in River Street (11 spaces total). Other street trees have been strategically located in ‘no parking areas’, or the road side verge. Staff will ensure no other spaces are lost.

 

However, it is noted that to revitalise Macksville it must be accepted that change is required.  There are many popular small towns where parking is restricted but the town appeals to residents, investment and tourism for other reasons.   Macksville is well placed to become such a town or destination on the Mid North Coast.

 

More detail commentary on parking is provided as responses to issues raised in the submissions.

 

Tree Species

 

As with any plan of this nature tree species is always a contentious matter, and subject to individual preferences. What is appealing to some may not be to others.

 

The species proposed in the plan, are generally low maintenance, ideal heights and habit and are well tested in urban environments. Nevertheless, there is scope for further consideration. A number of submissions suggested that some ornamental species should be incorporated into the plan and it is recommended that staff engage with Mrs Libby Ussher and a representative from Joans Army in respect to ornamental species to be used at key focal points in the town centre.

 

Discussions will be held between staff and these representatives to ensure attractive and suitable species are placed at key focal points.

 

The detail of species preferences and community recommendation in regard to the planting schedule is addressed in more detail in the responses to the submission issues below.

 

It is also noted that the trees to be planted are relatively low cost, the majority of the cost is in the preparing the area for the trees. For example it cost approximately $1200/ tree to be planted in the Main St of Nambucca but the actual cost of the tree was approximately $150 each. This being said we may find that some species may be more successful than others in Macksville, particularly given the relatively wet subsoils we know exist in the town. As we progress with works any unsuccessful species will need to be revisited.

 

Art in Public Spaces

 

A number of submissions suggested various themes or art for public spaces such as Wallace Lane or the area outside the post office.

 

It seems appropriate that recommendations regarding public art should come from the community. It is recommended that Business advisory committee be tasked to consider strategies to develop ideas for public art in the Macksville CBD.

 

Issues raised by Submissions and responses

 

Positives

 

-     Applaud the beatification of Macksville;

-     Plantings and landscaping generally looks good;

-     The vision for the town centre generally looks good

-     Excited about the opportunities for the town post bypass

-     Concept of planting trees in town centre is highly commendable

-     Note that the focus of the plan is on street tree plantings and agree that financially and impact wise this is a great approach.

-     The approach taken to place trees respecting the existing infrastructure and parking is to be applauded

-     Revitalising the town is extremely important and overdue.

 

General

 

Macksville is well positioned to attract traffic if works are done sensibly and well.

Agreed.

 

An alternative location to the amenities should be identified, its current location is disrespectful to the River? Toilet block should be removed from the Riverbank if possible? Toilet block should include male and exclusive female toilets?

Submissions all generally agreed that the River Foreshore is the focal point of Macksville and as such it is appropriate to maintain facilities in this area.  Nevertheless, the plan identifies the potential to relocate the amenities slightly to the east of the existing building and to provide an open vista to the water via Princess St. It is recommended this option be maintained in the plan and should Council receive funds to reconstruct the facilities it be considered for this location. Council is progressively reconstructing new amenities as unisex facilities.

 

The plan should place more emphasis on uniting the eastern and western sides of town post highway.

Agreed, post highway the town will have opportunities to unite both sides of the town. This has the potential to also address parking matters raised in many submissions. Improving legibility in respect to the Star Street Carpark is one way forward. Further consideration can be given post highway.

 

There should be more rubbish bins provided particularly near waste generators.

Noted. Council is progressively improving its civic waste procedures and infrastructure.

 

Please consider ‘eating deck’ near Harriet's/Shazas Lunch Box area and other cafes in Wallace St.

Whilst there is no objection to this concept it would require the removal of additional car parking spaces in these locations. One significant concern raised through the submissions is the loss of parking. Therefore it is recommended that Council retain the outdoor eating space in River St as proposed and do not endorse additional decks at this stage. They could be considered in the future after other works are complete and tested.

 

Seating in street corners in full sun is not ideal and potentially unsafe exception would be if the southern side of River St was to be extended. Ornamental paving is unnecessary.

The corners of these streets are focal points and the landscaping and ornamental paving provide the opportunity for embellishments. The low walls also guide pedestrians to safer crossing locations, rather than crossing at intersections. The option for seating may not be implemented on every corner

 

No seating recommended outside the Nambucca Hotel adjoining Cooper St and Wallace St

Noted

 

Many inaccurate labels in the plan

Noted

 

Sculpture should be considered where possible.

Artwork in various forms should be encouraged within the Town Centre. Art has the potential to improve the amenity and appeal of places is can also create interest and develop ownership of places by the community. Rather than Council being responsible for the implementation and nature of these creations it is recommended they be driven by the community with Council endorsement.

 

Plans for Dawkins Park should be followed up.

Experience contractors ‘Ecosure’ has been engaged to implement the Australian White Ibis Management Plan which will commence in the coming months, Councillors will be informed when physical works are to commence.  Appropriate licenses are presently being sought.

 

Design Work for Dawkins Park is progressing; the first issue to be addressed is the water quality, and stormwater management. It is likely that the solutions to these issues will result in some transformation of the landscape surrounding the water body. It is aimed to have Stormwater management solutions finalised this financial year with works commencing in 2017/18. It is proposed to allocate funds from the Environmental Levy to the project.

 

The revitalisation program could be an opportunity to acknowledge the traditional custodians of our land with the inclusion of some amazing artwork similar to that at Macksville Hospital and TAFE.

Artwork in various forms should be encouraged within the Town Centre. Art has the potential to improve the amenity and appeal of places is can also create interest and develop ownership of places by the community. Rather than Council being responsible for the implementation and nature of these creations it is recommended they be driven by the community with Council endorsement.

 

Close Cooper St at the Southern Boundary of Dawkins Park through to Forster Lane. Relocate Hospital, Police Station and Court House to Dawkins Park which is to reclaimed, making an administration Hub.  Encourage Caltex Petrol Station to rezone for high rise, including commercial offices, medical services, charging stations, cinema, amusement centre and the like.

 

North south traffic can be advantageously split bypassed from the CBD using existing roads, north through traffic to be directed in boundary St, princess St, Wallace St and Cooper Street to the Bridge. South bound traffic to be directed into River St, East St and Boundary Street.

 

It is noted that Dawkins Park and Macksville Park were previously swamps. Dawkins Park presently acts as stormwater detention and although it experiences water quality issues at present, Council is aiming to address these issues. It has the potential to provide positive water quality improvements to Nambucca River and Estuary. It is not recommended that it be reclaimed.

 

Further, this area is flood prone and would not be suited to any emergency services such as a hospital.

 

The existing Caltex petrol station site is zoned B3 Commercial Core with a height limit of 10m with no floor space ratio requirements. This zoning and standards would allow for the type of development mentioned in this submission such as shop top housing, subject to other considerations such as contamination/ remediation, flooding and the like.

 

Closing of Cooper St would create unknown traffic impacts on surrounding residential streets and it is unlikely it would be considered favourable by residents in affected areas.

 

Investigate attracting other government agencies to the new administrative CBD.

 

Noted

 

Consider creating better pedestrian and park access to the River bank from the Bridge through to Joffre St.

 

Noted

 

Parking and Traffic

 

People approaching Macksville from the North should have the opportunity to turn left or right into River St.

The traffic study completed indicated that the only way to safely allow additional traffic movements at the River St and Cooper St intersection was to install a set of traffic lights (even with the expected reduced traffic volumes).

 

Are the traffic Lights to be retained, could they be turned off?

At this stage the traffic lights are to be retained. The traffic study indicated the lights at the Partridge St intersection could potentially be removed but this would be subject to future investigations post bypass.

 

I hope a set of lights at River and Cooper Street never goes ahead.

Refer to the above comments. They are not proposed at this time.

 

A lot more parking will need to be made available.

A survey completed in 2012 indicated that an average of 14766 vehicle per day used the Pacific Highway just north of the Macksville bridge. The traffic study completed indicates that traffic volumes will decrease to approximately 5000 per day post bypass.  Other previous reporting indicates traffic volumes will reduce by approximately 80%.

 

It is reasonable to assume that some of the existing traffic volume would, at present, stop in Macksville and not just drive through.

 

Angle Parking adjoining Fire Station on corner of Wallace st and Princess St is not suitable.

90 degree parking in River Street should not be retained?

Noted the parking adjoining the fire station in Princess St will be retained in its present arrangement and Council has resolved not to proceed with the trial in River Street.

 

Trees should not be planted in parking spots and it should not be assumed that after the town is bypassed Macksville will require less parking?

Trees have been strategically placed in areas where they will not require the removal of parking bays. This has been done by placing trees in ‘no standing zones’, wide footpaths or grassed verges.

I believe the wording in the plan may have been misleading in respect to the tree placement, for example where the plan indicates that they are to be placed in the parking lane – they are within existing no standing areas not existing parking spaces.

 

Space will be required to be lost in order to provide on street dining in River Street and some tree placement in the Carparks. Parking loss has been minimised in the design of the plan whilst still trying to maintain substantial opportunity for street trees.

 

Council should consider making the northern end of Princess Street from McKay St to bend into River St a one way traffic zone and extending this one way through to Wallace Lane to connect back to Wallace St. The intention of this is to essentially close one lane traffic and gain open space.

 

River St between Wallace Lane and Cooper street could be closed to traffic former more open space/ a pedestrian precinct. Additional parking could be provided at each end of this precinct at 90 degrees. Access to post office would be via lane on Cooper st. Re-design of bus shelter and driveway access should be incorporated.

These options would provide a great opportunity to provide more open space, landscaping and public art and seating etc. However, it would require a substantial loss of Parking spaces, 5 between princess and Wallace Lane and 13 spaces between Wallace Lane and Cooper Street.  These changes could also create complications for access to businesses in River St and have unknown effect on traffic at the Wallace St intersection.

 

Safety and Driveway access should be a consideration?

Agreed, care will be taken in respect to landscaping and driveway accesses.

 

 If trees are placed in parking spots up to thirty spaces could be lost. The lost spaces should be replaced?

This is correct, however as previously stated the location of trees has been carefully considered, previous comments have addressed this feedback.

 

More consideration to parking should be provided in this plan.

Noted, previous comments have addressed parking in general.

 

Road Surfaces in Macksville Town centre in appalling condition.

Noted.  Council is progressively actioning a works program with various methods of street maintenance. It is logical to align pavement works with other improvements in Macksville as budgets permit.

 

Roundabout at princess street and river st is unnecessary and if 2-way traffic to be retained double centre lines should be marked here.

Noted the roundabout at Princess St has been functioning well and provides for entrance/ exit to McKay Street Parking area. It also has an effect of slowing traffic coming into River St, which has previously been raised as a concern by local shop owners.

 

Lost carparking spaces must be replaced

Note previously addressed.

 

Star Hotel is drawcard yet parking in this area is limited?  Council should acquire the land which is presently for sale near The Star Hotel adjoining Tink’s in River St in order to provide additional parking opportunities.  It could then provide access to the Star St parking area should the parking fill?

Council received multiple submissions in respect to these points and the following is noted.  The land in question is 19-20 River St Macksville and at the time of writing this report the asking price was $750,000 + GST. (http://www.realcommercial.com.au/property-land+development-nsw-macksville-502177598).

 

Star Street carpark has 83 unrestricted parking spaces and although conveniently located to the town centre most residents would recognise it is relatively underutilised. Many visitors to Macksville are unlikely to be aware of its existence. Should the legibility to the Star St carpark be improved it is anticipated that the use of the carpark would increase.

 

In respect to this and upon further investigation it is noted that existing footpaths from Cooper St to Star Street Carpark have no legal basis. The only legitimate access is via Partridge St or Star St. Access through the adjoining the coop is not presently restricted however it is also not a legal public access and it passes a loading zone for these premises.

 

Promoting Star St Carpark use by improving its accessibility to both Cooper St and River St would be expected to increase the use of this area. This could be achieved by acquiring land for pedestrian or access paths at the approximate locations outlined in yellow below. Legibility to pedestrian path directly to Cooper Street could be improved by providing a generous path width and entrance space adjoining Cooper Street. This would also provide an opportunity to add some much need landscaping to the concrete dominated Cooper St.

 

Parking should make allowances for tourist coaches and cars with caravans;

Noted; It may be that such an area needs to be made available on private land, as there is limited space available on public land, other than what is already located in areas such as Macksville Pool parking area.

 

Reconsideration of trees in parking lanes should be reconsidered;

As already indicated trees in parking lane are located in no parking/ standing areas. They will be designed to allow vehicles to manoeuvre in and out of spaces without difficulty.

 

Landscaping

 

Planting of 5 trees on the soft verge of Winifred st and additional 5 outside the Ex-services club will block visibility to car yard.

Noted.  Staff have requested to meet with representatives of both the Ex-services and Car sales yard to discuss. This matter will be examined in more detail after the meeting.

 

Bird Droppings, sap, dead leaves, pollen fibres and other debris are a concern? Security associated with trees in Winifred Street near the ex-services club and car yard is a concern.

It is understandable that the car sales yard has concerns regarding its vehicles and staff have requested to meet with representatives of both the Ex-services and Car sales yard to discuss.

 

Large trees will offer hiding places for thieves? Lower shrubs along Winifred Street would be preferred?

In respect to trees being a security concern - given the habit of the trees to be used it is unlikely that they would provide viable refuge for threatening behaviour. A parked car or low shrub would be more likely to provide a place to hide. Nevertheless staff will discuss this matter with the ex-services club representatives in more detail.

 

Planting of trees on the soft Verge of McKay Street will have the same effect as those on Winifred St, street visibility?

The land in question which is subject to this submission is presently vacant. Should a future use/ development require street tree removal, it would be considered as part of the Development Application.

 

Planting choice needs to enhance the town and unfortunately the chosen trees are not suitable. Native Species should not be only factor in tree choices?

The trees selected are considered suitable street trees; however staff will further consider the location and species for focal point trees not necessarily restricted to natives. These focal points would be on street corners, such as the entrance to Wallace Lane and outside Lifetime connect building. Staff will engage with some of the persons who made submissions to draft plan in respect to focal point species and location.

 

Ongoing maintenance of the trees and vegetation should be a consideration no additional burden should be placed on volunteer ladies?

Agreed – the content of the plan does consider maintenance issues.

 

The selection of tree species should be based on arborist's advice and local knowledge of what grows well in the area. It would be good to see some more flowering gums similar to those already planted in Macksville, they look spectacular.

The trees selected are considered suitable street trees; however staff will further consider the location and species for focal point trees not necessarily restricted to natives. These focal points would be on street corners, for example, the entrance to Wallace Lane and outside Lifetime connect building. Staff will engage with some of the persons who made submissions to draft plan in respect to focal point species and location.

 

Below is an image of the flowering gums located in Partridge St including the fruit/ nut dropped from the tree and the concrete which is stained from eucalyptus oils. There are other similar trees in Dawkins Park and Princess Street .

 

 

 

 

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Crepe Myrtles have been used extensively in Kempsey Town Revitalisation and look excellent during spring and autumn. However this is not a preferred option as it would not be highlighting Macksville’s uniqueness. We shouldn’t be seen to be copying other local towns.

Noted

 

Trees being considered for parking area adjacent to Foodworks, which is an excellent idea, no doubt the consultants have taken into account the reduction in carparking spaces acknowledging the ample number of spaces in this area.

Yes. The plan shows 6 trees in the Winifred St Carpark. 1 of these is located in a disabled parking space which is inappropriate, 1 in a no parking area and 1 identifies an existing tree. In total the design would result in the loss of 3 spaces in this area. The works in this area would not be undertaken as a priority but would more likely align with the major maintenance of car park as required. The use of trees and landscaping could be further considered in the detailed design for any maintenance work in this area.

 

Melaleuca north east of amenities block in River St should be retained; other existing features in River St foreshore are not shown on the plan.

Noted.  At this stage no trees in River St are proposed to be removed from the River Street foreshore unless they are showing signs of poor health. As Council completes the bank stabilisation works on the foreshore, we will examine the space in respect to unnecessary or dated signage and other dated furniture and like features.

 

Like the concept of using native trees and see value in extending this to Bush Tucker species and identification labels.

Noted

 

Note the impact of tree planting and paving and lighting and the costs involved and suggest that the initial plantings be in the most cost effective locations.

Noted, this will be a consideration in the works program. However, it is also an option to focus other works on an area where it will have the most immediate positive results.

 

Green grass outside the Nambucca Hotel should not be removed it is a relief from the concrete and tarmac.

Noted.  Any works in this area would involve landscaping however works in this area cannot be completed until a later date, due to the existing highway. Services and infrastructure dominate this space and detailed designs would need to consider power pole, pillar box, and signage.

 

Placement of the new benches can evolve as the amenity and ambience of the town develops they do not necessarily need to be placed on corners or as priority works.

Agreed but will be considered as works progress in the various areas.

 

We need this streetscaping but we need to be clever and need to select the correct trees that are going to do the correct job.

Noted and agreed.

 

Many of the trees in this plan need to be review and given some careful thought and consideration, ornamental trees need also to be looked many could do just as well as natives. I would love to be involved in the plant selection panel and willing to offer my time. Libby Ussher

 

Noted. Libby Ussher is a locally recognised horticulturalist with a gardening segment on local radio. It is recommended that Libby be invited to assist with the selection of ornamental species to be used at focal points in the town.

 

River is focal point and needs consideration east and west of the highway. Choice of trees should not be limited to natives but should continue the Poinciana theme on the river.

Noted.  The plan has more focus on the urban area rather than the foreshore area nevertheless will be given consideration for future foreshore works.

 

Flame Tree should be excluded from the plan

Noted and agreed. The Flame Trees will not be planted Cooper St as identified in the plan.

 

Tuckeroo should be excluded from the plan

Disagree. The Tuckeroo is an attractive and hardy native that has good habit for a street tree.  It is commonly used in streetscapes. It is recommended that the Tuckeroo maintain its place in the plan however, there is an opportunity to replace some with suitable ornamental trees at key focal points.

 

Tulipwood should be excluded from the plan

As with Tuckeroo the tulip wood is an attractive and hardy native which has good habit for a street tree. It is recommended that the tulipwood maintain its place in the plan however, there is an opportunity to replace with some with suitable ornamental trees at key focal points.

 

Brushbox should be excluded from the plan

Brush box is a commonly used street tree however does not necessarily need to be used in the plan. The plan shows these placed in both the McKay St parking area and the Winifred St parking area, which will not be priority areas for works. Further consideration will be given to suitable species in these areas prior to works commencing and in consultation with Council’s Green Space Coordinator.

 

Aniseed Myrtle should be excluded from the plan

Aniseed Myrtle was selected with input from Council at the time of preparation given it is a locally significant species, it also could add interest due to its strong aniseed scent.  As described in the submission myrtle trees can be prone to rusts and other leaf diseases.

 

However given its local significance it is worth trialling the tree in a number of locations where it may be suited. The plan proposes this species to line either side of McKay St. The majority of these are located in the grassed verge. It would be simple and low cost to trial a few in these locations

 

Callistemon bottle brush should be included in the plan, they give sanctuary to birds

Disagree, Nambucca LGA is one of the more extensively vegetated shires on the mid north coast and creating habitat for native species in the CBD is considered unnecessary. This often leads to issues with generalist fauna species well adapted to human environments, for example, Ibis, Flying Foxes or in the case of Callistemon, Lorikeets, Wattlebirds or similar species.  Providing habitat or cover for birds traversing the landscape is positive but providing food sources should be minimised.

 

Also Callistemon do not have a preferred habit for urban areas and can often become bushy and irregular. They often require significant pruning to provide the preferred habit for urban areas. The below photos  show areas of existing Callistemon in Macksville Town Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Magnolia Little Gem should be included in the plan; Dwarf Crepe Myrtle should be included in the plan.

Staff do not object to the use of ornamental trees at key focal points. As suggested earlier, species and selection of could be further considered with community representatives who made suggestions to the plan.  Below is a magnolia little gem and Dwarf Crepe Myrtle

 

 


 

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Midyim berry and dwarf hibiscus should be used in understorey and ground cover plantings. These must replace cast iron plan, silver streak and fan flower

As with the ornamental trees there is an opportunity to replace some of the ground cover plants recommended in the plan with other suitable species. These could also be further considered with community representatives who made suggestions to the plan. Low maintenance species are preferred and it is also important to maintain a clear sightline between the ground cover plants and the tree canopy at most locations, in order to maximise pedestrian visibility.

 

Lomandra Shara and Lomandra Tanika should have a place.

Noted. Lilrope will be replaced with either of these two (2) species or other native ground covers such as dwarf Diannella sp. or similar.

 

A management plan for the establishment and maintenance of all plantings should be created and budgeted for prior to proceeding.

Noted. Council Green Space Coordinator and Manager of Infrastructure Services have had input in the preparation of the plan.

 

Selection of trees is most important;

Noted and agreed.

 

 

A green arbour (Southbank Brisbane) may a have a place in the town.

Noted. An image of the south bank arbour is shown below. The location of such a feature would need to be carefully considered.

 

 

Existing Trees along River Street River Bank should be removed and replaced with Poinciana. 

Noted.  The plan does not show the removal of trees in River St and it is understood after lengthy deliberations in the past that Council had previously resolved to retain these trees (Kaffir Plum and Fig Trees).

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

General Manager

Manager Infrastructure Services

Manager of Planning and Environment

Green Space Coordinator

Manager Technical Services

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

The revitalisation of the Macksville Town Centre will provide opportunities for environmental improvements to the urban environment.

 

Social

 

The revitalisation of the Macksville Town Centre will provide opportunities to improve the amenity and function of the town centre among other action that will benefit the community.

 

 

Economic

 

The revitalisation of the town centres is recognised as key contributor to economic investment and stability in towns subject to significant changes. Revitalising the town centre is identified as action in Councils Local Growth Management Strategy Employment Lands.

 

Risk

 

There is limited risk associated with adoption of the plan. However it is noted that by endorsing the plan the expectation of on ground action will develop further and Council should ensure works are incorporated into future budgets.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

The plans have been budgeted for in the past. Council will be required to allocate funding in forward budgets for any works required to implement the plan.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

Nil

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

A recommendation to create a public art advisory committee to Council would require input from at least 1 staff member and a minimum of two (2) councillors.

 

 

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General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.10    SF1398            130417         Community Builders Funding Future - Department of Family and Community Service Targeted Earlier Intervention Reform

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Coral Hutchinson, Manager Community Development         

 

Summary:

 

Further to my report to Council 23 February 2017 regarding the future of Community Builders funding, Council is now advised that the Minister for Family and Community Services, the Hon Pru Goward, has approved an additional 3 years funding.  This decision follows considerable lobbying by peak organisations such as Local Community Service Association and NSW Council of Social Services.

 

A new funding agreement will now conclude 30 June 2020.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council note the information regarding the Department of Family and Community Service funding reform and that the Community Builders funding agreements will now conclude 30 June 2020.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council has the options of endorsing, changing or adding to the recommendation.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Council receives the following two grants (under the FACS Community Builders Program): 

 

1.   Aboriginal Community Development  ($79,500 in 2016-2017)

2.   Youth Development ($108,000 in 2016-2017)

Funding provides resourcing for two positions:  Senior Community Development Officer and Community Development Officer (designated position); and covers the cost of programs and activities. 

 

There has been a revision to the program structure, however indications are that Council will be able to continue to offer the same types of activities and programs it has been (eg After school homework program and School Holiday Activities) provided they are delivered in a way that identifies potentially vulnerable people and allows for the appropriate response eg referral to support.

 

There will continue to be work on the Targeted Earlier Intervention reform however this will occur over the three years to 2020.  There will be an avenue for local needs and local services (including Council) to influence the planning process via local reference groups. 

 

Further reports will outline progress or any substantial changes, for now, Council is asked to note the continuation of funding.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Senior Community Development Officer

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

Nothing identified.

 

Social

 

The types of programs delivered by Council under Community Builders have significant positive social impacts - everything from improved life skills, being better connected to and supported by community, increased engagement, improved relationships with school. 

 

Economic

 

Nothing identified

 

Risk

 

Nothing specific identified.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

The Youth Development and Community Development programs are 100% externally funded and have a neutral impact on Council’s budget.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Nothing required.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

Service levels will continue.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.  


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ITEM 9.11    SF296              130417         Local Government NSW Tourism Conference 2017

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Coral Hutchinson, Manager Community Development         

 

Summary:

 

The annual Local Government NSW Tourism conference was held in the Manning Valley on 12-14 March 2017.  The conference theme was “Tourism is Everyone’s Business”.  Manager Community Development attended. 

 

This report will outline some of the key topics and items of interest.  For those interested in more, presentations can be accessed at:

 

: http://lgnsw.org.au/events-training/lgnsw-tourism-conference/conference-presentations  

 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the report from the 2017 Local Government NSW Tourism Conference be noted.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

There are no options presented as the report is for information.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

ACCREDITED VISITOR INFORMATION SUMMIT

 

A number of presenters spoke about the value, challenges and research relating to visitor information centres.  The conference was introduced to Mark Greaves, Managing Director of the Tourism Group which has been recently contracted by Destination NSW to manage the accreditation of visitor centres.

 

Key points:

·      So What’s Your Story?  The value of story-telling at visitor centres to inspire and enhance the visitor’s experience. 

·      History of the yellow “i” and the brand value

·      Value of Visitors to the Economy  see attachment from Destination NSW.

 

DESTINATION NSW

 

The conference included updates from Destination NSW by Peter Lipman and Simonne Shepherd.

 

Review of Regional Tourism

 

The Review was commissioned by the Hon Stuart Ayres MP, former Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events in 2016 and was undertaken by the Tourism Sub-committee of the Board of Destination NSW  in 2 phases:

 

1.   Review of the structure of Regional Tourism Organisations

2.   Examined specific issues raised during Phase 1 - including future funding of Regional Tourism Organisations.

 

Key outcomes of the review were:

 

·      6 New Destination Networks  (Note: the North Coast region remained unchanged ie Midcoast to Tweed including Lord Howe Island)

·      New Regional Tourism Fund

·      Enhanced Regional Flagship Events Funding Program

·      Regional NSW Division in Destination NSW

·      Regional Conferencing Unit

·      Increased funding - $43 million over four years

 

Destination Network Status Update

 

·      All Destination Networks have been established

·      All Chairs and Board Members appointed (Note:  Destination North Coast Board includes Chair: Cameron Arnold and Directors: Rod Barnaby, Donna Carrier, Michael Grieve, Professor Elizabeth Roberts, Alex Smith)

·      All Destination Network Boards have received a welcome briefing from Destination NSW

·      Destination Networks are now recruiting their teams and establishing their offices

 

Role of Destination Networks

 

·      Industry Engagement and Industry Development

·      Act as the primary contact for local visitor economy stakeholders

·      Identify new industry development initiatives

·      Work with Local Government and industry on product development and investment attraction

·      Update Destination NSW on new and developing products in the region

·      Assist in the implementation of regional conferencing projects

 

Regional Tourism Fund

 

New program providing $13 million in funding between 2016 and 2019 to support the regional tourism industry in NSW

All funding must be matched at least dollar for dollar in cash

Up to $4 million is available in the 2016 – 2017 financial year

$4.5 million will be available during the 2017 – 2018 and 2018 – 2019 financial years.

Any unallocated funds from 2016 – 2017 will be rolled into next year’s program.

The funding is presented in two streams:

1.   Regional Cooperative Tourism Marketing Program

2.   Regional Tourism Product Development Program

 

INCLUSIVE AND ACCESSIBLE TOURISM

 

There were a number of presentations on the theme and speakers from NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Office of Environment and Heritage and Travability gave an insight into new markets and products, economic impacts and community involvement opportunities. The conference also heard from The Hon. Ray Williams MP Minister for Multiculturalism and Disability Services.

 

Key points:

 

Just because something is accessible, doesn’t ensure that it is inclusive.  Eg a wheelchair access ramp at the back entrance to a building – accessible but not inclusive when everyone else enters via the front.

 

There is a myth that the accessible tourism market does not spend because of economic circumstances.

 

People with disabilities are a significant proportion of each travel market segment and they travel on a level comparable with the general population for domestic overnight and day trips.

 

Who requires accessibility?  Seniors, including multigenerational travellers and travellers with disabilities: ie people with impairments; those with activity limiting disabilities, health problems, cognitive disabilities; people with temporary disabilities eg on crutches.

 

The majority of disabilities are not visible.

 

The opportunity.

 

People with disability are more likely to travel with a carer, friend or family member.  If a destination, product or service is inaccessible you may miss out on the whole group.  The average travel group size for people with a disability is 2.8 people for a domestic overnight trip, and 3.4 for a day trip.

 

A growth industry.

 

·      20% of the Australian population identify as having a disability; of these, 88% take a holiday every year, injecting $8 billion into the travel industry (11% of overall tourism expenditure).

·      With an ageing population, and the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, those numbers are set to rise.  Even though they may be restricted, as they age, they retain their sense of travel adventure.

 

Implications for our online presence. 

 

·      Web content needs to cater to seniors and broader accessible travel market.

·      They have more information needs and requirements when it comes to researching for travel.

·      Content needs to be detailed and cater to these needs.

·      Beyond basic websites and itineraries, they want to know what is going to happen when they book and get to the destination, product or service.

·      Describe accessibility rather than being too prescriptive – Australian Standards are just that, but not always achievable.

·      Use appropriate images to include people with disabilities and seniors.  (Note:  This applies to international travellers as well.)

 

Accessible Tourism is no longer about building ramps and accessible bathrooms. It is about building products and services for a large and rapidly growing market. This is no longer a niche, but rather, a segment that is approaching 25% of the total tourism spend.” Bill Forrester: Travability

 

DATA IN DESTINATION MARKETING

 

Jessica Quinlan, Trip Advisor Sales Manager South Pacific gave a presentation on travellers research habits and visitor ratings of hotels, tours/attractions and restaurants.  Ms Quinlan’s presentation may be found at the link noted in the introduction for those interested in statistics. 

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Nothing required.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no environmental impacts arising from this report. 

 

Social

 

Nothing identified.

 

Economic

 

Whilst there are no direct economic impacts predicted from this report, the key topic of accessible and inclusive tourism has enormous economic potential given the size of the market.  Nambucca Shire Council’s Access Committee has been investigating how it might assist to grow the market and now that Council is preparing a new Tourism Strategic Plan and Tourism Website, there is the opportunity to imbed these concepts in tourism marketing, product development and infrastructure improvement.

 

Risk

 

Nothing specific identified.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

Nothing identified.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Nothing required.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

There are no implications arising from this report.

Attachments:

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11451/2017 - Statistics - the NSW Visitor Economy September 2016

 

  


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General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.12    SF2292            130417         Minutes of the Nambucca Shire Council Access Committee meeting held 28 March 2017

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Coral Hutchinson, Manager Community Development        

 

 

Summary:

 

The minutes of the Nambucca Shire Council Access Committee meeting held Tuesday 28 March 2017 are attached for Council’s endorsement. 

 

The minutes contain the 5 recommendations for Council’s attention.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

1        That the success of the Seniors Week luncheon be noted and that the Council staff be thanked for making it such a good day.

 

2        That the information regarding the Chair Scale be circulated by Council to disability and other services which might benefit from access to the equipment and that the Manager Memorial Aquatic and Fitness Centre liaise with the local media about publicity.

 

3        That the information from Council’s Engineering Services and Safety and Risk Officer regarding changes to signage at beaches be referred back to the Access Committee for its information. 

 

4        That Mark Bettini be endorsed as a Committee member. 

 

5        That Council endorse the minutes of the Nambucca Shire Council Access Committee meeting held 28 March 2017.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council has the option of not endorsing the minutes or making additional or alternative resolutions.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Recommendation 1 under General Business requires a short background, the others should be self-explanatory.

 

Cr Susan Jenvey raised concerns that signage is reducing access to beaches following representation from the Nambucca Heads business people.  She specifically referred to signage about swimming at Shelly Beach and the Glen (near the V-Wall), which is discouraging swimming.  (See photos below.)

 

 

Description: Sign at Shelly Beach

 

Description: Sign at the Glen

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Assistant General Manager – Engineering Services comments:

 

Councillors were provided a report on 28 May 2016 that Surf Life Saving NSW, through its Coast Safe department, had been undertaking a state-wide drowning prevention project known as “Project Blueprint”.  The Nambucca LGA was included in the third year of that program.  The Coastal Risk Officers conducted onsite assessments in June 2014 across all the beaches in our LGA. They commented we were one of the few LGA's that had ensured our signage was up to date.

 

The treatment options found in the report were representative of Australian Coast Safe’s opinion in relation to risk management at the locations assessed and are provided as options for guidance only and are not binding on the land manager (Council).  The report acknowledged that land managers (council) have many competing priorities and limited resources and have to balance water safety with their other portfolio responsibilities.  The report provided support and guidance for decision making and assist land managers in sourcing funding for future programs.

 

A full assessment of each beach was made in accordance with Councils Insurers  - State Covers best practice manual and the Surf lifesaving Institute. This Council has progressively been upgrading the signage across all waterways for the past 5 years. - the present signs are in accordance with the Australian Standards and international symbols for non-English speaking people and the audit did recognise the expense that this Council had outlaid to comply with the standards,

 

The "swimming not recommended" is a located under "WARNING" and  is a Australian standard symbol across all of Australia when there are no surf lifesaving services and you as an individual must then make your own judgment whether to swim or not.

 

 

Safety and Risk Officer comments:

 

This is the recommended wording from the Australian Standard AS/NZS 2416:2010 – Water Safety Signs and Beach Safety Flags parts 1, 2 & 3; as recommended by Surf Life Saving Australia, Statewide Mutual Best Practice Guide 2010 – Signs as Remote Supervision, and other experts.

 

Further the intent of the "Swimming Not Recommended" sign is to discourage people swimming in the same area as boats are operating or where there are other significant hazards. From a Risk point of view it would be highly irresponsible for Council to sign post a known risk and then change it to "Swim at your own risk".  The fact that people have been discouraged from swimming at known hazardous locations is a good thing.  The signs relate to an area near a boat ramp and an area of high current flow and heavy tidal influences.

 

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that if we as a Council deliberately increase our risk, despite expert guidance from risk professionals, any claim made against Council may not be paid out by our Mutual.  In other words if a person chooses to swim in an area we identify as dangerous and they suffer traumatic injury (eg brain damage from being hit by a boat) and we knew of the hazard but downgraded its significance to suit tourists then a successful claim may arise and could cost the Council millions. It costs about $2 million a year to look after someone with significant brain damage.

All Councils have been warned several times now about deliberately increasing the risks to the Mutual, by ill-conceived ideas, therefore as the Risk Officer for Council I cannot support the proposal.

 

Note:  A copy of the Statewide Best Practice Manual Commonly Recognised Symbols will be tabled at the next Access Committee meeting.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

Nothing identified

 

Social

 

Nothing identified

 

Economic

 

Nothing identified

 

Risk

 

Risk management underpins the comments by Council’s staff and this is reflected in a revised recommendation being presented to Council. 

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

Nothing identified

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Nil

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

Nothing identified

 

Attachments:

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10183/2017 - Minutes - Access Committee - 28 March 2017

 

  


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Minutes of the Nambucca Shire Council Access Committee meeting held 28 March 2017

 

PRESENT

 

Cr Anne Smyth (Chairperson)

Cr Susan Jenvey

Mr Keith Davis

Ms Margaret Hutchinson

Ms Coral Hutchinson

Mr Mark Bettini

Mr Cameron Gowing

Ms Alba Sky

Mr Michael Porter

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Ms Fiona Henwood

Ms Lee-anne Funnell

Mr Peter Shales

Dr Dorothy Secomb

 

Mr Les Small

 

 

Assistant General Manager Corporate Services Report

ITEM 3.1      SF2292              280317      Confirmation of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting held 28 February 2017

Recommendation: (SKY/JENVEY)

 

That the Committee confirm the minutes of the meeting held 28 February 2017.

 

 

 

ITEM 3.2      SF2292              280317      Business Arising from Previous Meeting held 28 February 2017

Recommendation: (DAVIS/HUTCHINSON)

 

1.         That the success of the Seniors Week luncheon be noted and that the Council staff be thanked for making it such a good day.

 

2.         That the Committee note the information regarding the RMS requirements for marked pedestrian crossings.

 

3.         That the information regarding the Chair Scale be circulated by Council to disability and other services which might benefit from access to the equipment and that the Manager MMAFC liaise with the local media about publicity.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 3.3      SF2292              280317      Correspondence to the Access Committee meeting 28 March 2017

ReSOLVED:

 

The correspondence sent was noted.

 

 

 

 

ITEM 3.4      SF2292              280317      Report on General Business to the Access Committee 28 March 2017

Recommendation: (JENVEY/GOWING)

 

1        That the Committee call for a report from Council’s Engineering Services or Safety and Risk regarding changes to signage at beaches from “Swimming Not Recommended” to “Swim at Your Own Risk” as the current signage is affecting beach accessibility to people not familiar with the area. 

 

 

Recommendation: (DAVIS/HUTCHINSON)

 

2        That Mark Bettini be endorsed as a Committee member. 

 

 

   

 

NEXT MEETING DATE

 

The next meeting will be held on 23 May 2017 commencing at 2.00 pm.

Note:  There will be no meeting in April due to ANZAC Day.

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Chairperson then closed the meeting the time being 3.39 pm. 

 

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Cr Anne Smyth

(CHAIRPERSON)


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General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.13    SF97                130417         Review of Alcohol Free Zone in Bowraville CBD

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Coral Hutchinson, Manager Community Development         

 

Summary:

 

The Alcohol Free Zone (AFZ) in and around High Street Bowraville concludes on 1 June 2017.

 

Whilst there are no provisions to simply extend the life of the Zone, it could be re-established following a review if the outcome was that the AFZ is still necessary.

 

This report is to advise Council that a review of the AFZ has been conducted, and the conclusion is that the Zone continues to achieve its aim and has improved the community’s perception of safety in this area.

 

It is proposed that the Alcohol Free Zone be re-established for the maximum period being 4 years.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council establishes an Alcohol Free Zone under Section 644 of the Local Government Act in the business precinct of Bowraville; described as High Street from its intersection with Young Street to its intersection with Bowra Street; Cook Street for the section between Young Street and the T intersection with Belmore/Conen Streets; and Belmore Street to its intersections with Adam Lane and Cook Street.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

1          Re-establish the Alcohol Free Zone with the current or a different boundary.

2          Not re-establish the Zone.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

In brief, an Alcohol Free Zone is a designated area in which the consumption of alcohol is prohibited 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.  If you are observed drinking in the AFZ you may be warned and/or have the liquor tipped out. AFZ’s apply to public roads, footpaths, car parks and are enforced by the Police. They are established under Section 644 to 644C of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

Council established an Alcohol Free Zone in and around the central business area of Bowraville following substantial community support and a considerable number of reports of antisocial behavior associated with street drinking.  AFZs can be established for only 4 years at a time and therefore the current Zone will conclude 1 June 2017.

 

There are no provisions for Council to just extend an Alcohol Free Zone, however it could be re-established following a review of the Zone’s impact on the community. To assess this, Council should consider the effectiveness of the Zone in reducing unacceptable street drinking and anti-social behaviour, and in improving community safety. Following that, Council may re-establish the Zone as it currently stands, establish a Zone with a new boundary or not re-establish the Zone at all.

 

This report supports re-establishment of the current AFZ with its current boundary.  (See map)

 

Whilst AFZs are designed to be a short-term solution to street drinking, there is evidence to support the re-establishment of this AFZ based on community feedback, although its success is difficult to show statistically.  A direction by Police for someone to cease drinking in the AFZ would not usually be recorded in the Police statistics, as the intention of the AFZ is to discourage street drinking whilst taking a minimum of Police resources. Therefore it could be argued that the success of an AFZ may be measured by the lack of statistics.

 

For the most part, the evidence that the Bowraville AFZ has worked has come from the community during the 4 years of the Zone’s operation and the Bowraville Police. 

 

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CONSULTATION:

 

NSW Police.  The matter has been discussed with the local police in Bowraville and the current alcohol free zone currently works and they have no other streets they wish to extend it to. The current zone prevents irresponsible consumption of alcohol.

 

Licenced premises – there were no objections.

 

Conclusions:

 

1          There is community evidence that the existing AFZ has worked and should be re-established for a period of 4 years from June 2017.

2          Whilst AFZ’s can been applied to residential streets, the intent is to prevent street drinking – particularly around licensed premises and places where the general public congregate.  Councils are discouraged from applying the provisions of AFZ’s too broadly as they can lose their importance.  That said, people who experience anti-social behaviour, malicious damage, vandalism etc resulting from alcohol consumption are encourage to report it via the Police Assistance Line (131 444) so that occurrences can be recorded and the statistics called upon to support any future changes to the AFZ. 

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

Considerations for the environment are reduced littering and broken glass.

 

Social

 

Improved amenity and perception of safety.

 

Economic

 

One of the aims of an AFZ for this area is an improved town social environment where people will feel comfortable shopping, dining and conducting business.

 

Risk

 

There may be reduced exposure for Council as a result of anti-social and violent behaviour.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

A small amount of funds are needed for stickers to cover changing the dates on existing signs.  This would be covered by the existing signs budget. 

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Nothing required. 

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

The Signs Maintenance Officer will be required to apply new dates to existing signs.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.  


Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                                    13 April 2017

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.14    SF2293            130417         2017 March - Development and Complying Development Applications Received

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Lorraine Hemsworth, Executive Assistant         

 

Summary:

 

Council at its meeting 16 January 2014 resolved:

 

“That Council endorse the method of reporting Construction and Complying Development Certificates as presented to the 16 January 2014 meeting and further that the General Manager investigate the possibility of reporting Development Applications lodged in previous month.”

 

Below is a list of Development Applications and Complying Development Applications received in March 2017 as at 4 April 2017.

 

Recommendation:

 

That the Development Applications and Complying Development Applications received in March 2017 be received for information.

 

Attachments:

1

12216/2017 - Development Applications and Complying Development Applications Received - March 2017

 

  


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2017 March - Development and Complying Development Applications Received

 


 


 


Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                                    13 April 2017

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.15    SF2293            130417         2017 March - Approved Construction and Complying Development Certificates

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Lorraine Hemsworth, Executive Assistant         

 

 Summary:

 

The attached report, produced from Council’s computer system, Authority, is for the information of Councillors with regard to approved Construction and Complying Development Certificates for the month of March 2017 as at 4 April 2017.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the Construction and Complying Development Certificates approved for March 2017 be noted and received for information by Council.

 

 

Attachments:

1

12219/2017 - Construction Certificates and Complying Developments Approved - March 2017

 

  


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2017 March - Approved Construction and Complying Development Certificates

 


 


 


Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                                    13 April 2017

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.16    SF2293            130417         Development Applications greater than 12 months or where submissions received -  to 6 April 2017

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Lisa Hall, Technical Officer - Development and Environment         

 

Summary:

In accordance with Council's resolution from 15 May 2008 meeting, the development applications listed below are in excess of 12 months old (Table 1).  Table 2 shows development applications which have been received but not yet determined due to submissions received. 

 

In accordance with Minute 848/08 from Council’s 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 information be noted by Council.

 

 

 

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

 

There are no Development Applications in excess of 12 months old.

 

 

TABLE 2: DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS NOT YET DETERMINED WHERE SUBMISSIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED

 

DA NUMBER

DATE OF RECEIPT

PROPOSAL

ADDRESS

2017/003

6 January 2017

18 Lot Subdivision

Lot 1 DP 1212394, 1 Regatta Drive, Valla Beach

Seven opposing submissions have been received.

·      One has no major objections, just want reassurances that stormwater runoff/drainage will be appropriately managed

·      Bought into the park because of its over 50s lifestyle – the proposed subdivision will change that

·      New development will have an adverse effect on wildlife

·      Noise, dust, etc from building will negatively impact them

·      Concerns regarding privacy, overshadowing and drainage

·      Exit will be insufficient in case of an emergency

·      If approved, Council should place controls on new development permitted – drainage, noise, dogs

·      TV and mobile phone reception will be impacted

·      Setback breaches regulation

·      View loss

·      Loss of vegetation – much vegetation was removed prior to the DA being lodged – habitats of kookaburras, possums, kangaroos, frogs and snakes

·      Negative impacts on SEPP 14 Wetlands

·      Traffic will increase

·      Fire risk increased

·      All Valla Park residents should have been notified

STATUS: Being assessed. Amended plans are being prepared by the applicant.


 

DA NUMBER

DATE OF RECEIPT

PROPOSAL

ADDRESS

2017/020

30 January 2017

68 Lot Subdivision

Lot: 176 DP: 1190467, Seaforth Drive, Valla Beach

Six opposing submissions have been received:

·      Developer should provide playground – not enough community space has been provided by the developer

·      Consider speed bumps to slow down traffic to improve safety for children

·      Only one entrance/exit raises safety concerns

·      Footpaths should be provided

·      Disappointed that so many lots are proposed to be crammed in

·      Environmental Protection zone shouldn’t be in private ownership or have a dwelling envelope

·      Climate change projections should be reflected in lot levels

·      Perimeter road be placed to minimise vegetation loss

·      Public access should be maintained along the coastal foreshore

·      Information concerning works within Acid Sulphate Soils Class 2 appears incomplete/inadequate

·      40m buffer to the SEPP 14 boundary is inadequate

·      All APZs should be contained within privately owned areas

·      Roads are too narrow, making parking difficult

·      Highly likely that a bus service will be required – roads should be built accordingly

·      More public open space is required

·      Development not in accordance with Council’s Structure Plan – makes Valla Beach a town, not a village

·      Suitable wildlife corridors need to be retained

·      DA called in for determination by Council.

STATUS: Called in by Council. OEH & the applicant are to meet concerning buffers.

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.  


Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                                    13 April 2017

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.17    SF1148            130417         Council Ranger's Report March 2017

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Teresa Boorer, Grants Officer         

 

Summary:

 

The following is the Council’s Rangers’ reports regarding Council’s Companion Animal Activities and listing of penalty notices issued by Council’s Rangers for March 2017.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council’s Ranger’s report for March 2017 be received and noted by Council.

 

 

 

 

Cats

Dogs

COUNCIL’S SEIZURE ACTIVITY

 

 

Seized (doesn’t include those animals dumped or surrendered)

         0

1

Returned to Owner

0

1

Transferred to - Council's Facility from Seizure Activities

0

0

ANIMALS IN AND ARRIVING AT COUNCIL'S FACILITY

 

 

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

0

5

Abandoned or Stray

5

11

Surrendered

6

2

Animals transferred from Seizure Activities

0

0

Total Incoming Animals

11

18

ANIMALS LEAVING COUNCIL'S FACILITY

 

 

Released to Owners

1

9

Sold

0

2

Released to Organisations for Rehoming

0

1

Died at Council's Facility(other than euthanased)

0

0

Stolen from Council's Facility

0

1

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

2

0

Feral/infant animal

5

0

Unsuitable for rehoming

0

0

Unable to be rehomed

0

0

Total Euthanased

7

0

Total Outgoing Animals

8

13

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

3

5

 

Cattle

Breakdown

Total

Seized

0

0

Returned to Owner

0

0

Impounded

               9

9

Total Seized

9

9

 

 

 

 

March 2017

PARKING

REGO NO.

PN NUMBER

INFRINGEMENT DETAILS

PENALTY $

DATE ISSUED

CE-81-PF

3149306546

Park longer than permitted

108.00

16/03/2017

132-SWB

3149306555

No angle park as on parking control sign

108.00

16/03/2017

CE-98-WQ

3149306564

No angle park as on parking control sign

108.00

16/03/2017

AED-62Q

3149306573

No angle park as on parking control sign

108.00

16/03/2017

BH-42-YF

3149306582

Bus Zone

253.00

16/03/2017

AZ-92-HK

3149306591

No angle park as on parking control sign

108.00

16/03/2017

BD-27-WN

3149306600

No Stopping

253.00

16/03/2017

BFU-48P

3149306610

No Parking

108.00

16/03/2017

BJ-94-XA

3149306629

Taxi Zone

180.00

16/03/2017

BY-91-LG

3149306638

No angle park as on parking control sign

108.00

16/03/2017

APL-41

3149306647

No Stopping

253.00

16/03/2017

1HU-6VA

3149306656

No angle park as on parking control sign

108.00

16/03/2017

YYR-529

3149306665

Loading Zone

180.00

16/03/2017

BLS-41C

3149306674

Not park in direction of travel

180.00

16/03/2017

AKE-55W

3149306683

No angle park as on parking control sign

108.00

16/03/2017

BV-59-CZ

3149306692

No Stopping (school zone)

325.00

16/03/2017

AN-59-FZ

3149306701

Bus Zone

253.00

16/03/2017

131-WYZ

3149306710

No Stopping

253.00

16/03/2017

850-TXL

3149306720

Not park in direction of travel

180.00

16/03/2017

 

 

TOTAL:

$3282.00

 

 

March 2017

COMPANION ANIMALS & OTHER

CHIP NO.

PN NUMBER

INFRINGEMENT DETAILS

PENALTY $

DATE ISSUED

AO-94-QV

3149306748

Abandon vehicle in Public Place

550.00

16/03/2017

 

 

TOTAL:

$550.00

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.   


Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                                    13 April 2017

Assistant General Manager Corporate Services Report

ITEM 10.1    SF2230            130417         Investment Report to 31 March 2017

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Faye Hawthorne, Accountant         

 

Summary:

 

The return on investments from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 is $1,142,086.

 

The original budget allocation for the financial year “2016/17” was $876,100, and revised with December 2016 Review to $1,067,100.

 

Council currently has $34.193 Million invested:

 

·      $   6.174     Million with Managed Funds,

·      $   1.942     Million with On Call Accounts

·      $ 22.077      Million on Term Deposits

·      $   4.000     Million with Floating Rate Notes

 

This report details all the investments placed during March and Council funds invested as at 31 March 2017.

 

The following investment report has been drawn up in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 (as amended), the Regulations and Council Policy 1.9 – Investment of Surplus Funds

 

 

C P Doolan

Responsible Accounting Officer

 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the Accountants’ Report on Investments placed to 31 March 2017 be noted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

This report is for information only.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

This report details all the investments placed during March 2017 and Council funds invested as at March 2017.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Grove Research and Advisory

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no environmental implications.

 

Social

 

There are no social implications.

 

Economic

 

Risk

 

That Council may not meet its budget returns for 2016/2017 based on current performance.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

A review of budgeted interest returns for 2016/2017 has been completed with the December 2016 Budget Review and GPG Research & Advisory have provided Council with the updated interest rates.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Interest on investments have been assessed with the December 2016 Budget Review. Variances have been distributed between the Water, Sewerage and General Funds for the financial year up to 31 December 2016.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

Not applicable

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.  


Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                                    13 April 2017

Assistant General Manager Corporate Services Report

ITEM 10.2    SF340              130417         Utungun Community Centre Committee of Management - Minutes of AGM - 17 January 2017

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The report acknowledges the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Utungun Community Centre’s Committee of Management held on 17 January 2017.  A copy of the Minutes is attached.

 

A copy of the Financial statement is also attached.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council endorse the Minutes of the Utungun Community Centre’s Committee of Management for the Annual General Meeting held on 17 January 2017 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 Annual General Meeting of the Utungun Community Centre was held on 17 January 2017.

 

The Committee of Management for 2016/2017 comprises:

 

President               Ms Bec Fawcet-Ashley

Vice President 1    Mr Greg Ashley

Vice President 2    Ms Gwen Green

Secretary               Ms Anne Sutton

Treasurer               Ms Margaret Mottley

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Nil

 

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:

1

10216/2017 - Minutes of AGM held 17 January 2017

 

  


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Utungun Community Centre Committee of Management - Minutes of AGM - 17 January 2017

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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Assistant General Manager Corporate Services Report

ITEM 10.3    SF314              130417         Grants Hall Committee of Management - Minutes of Annual General Meeting - 8 March 2017

 

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

 

Summary:

 

The report acknowledges the minutes of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Grants Hall Committee of Management and the new Committee.  A copy of the minutes and financial reports are attached.

 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council endorse the minutes of the Committee of Management for Grants Hall’s Annual General Meeting held on 8 March 2017 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 Grants Hall Committee of Management was held on 8 March 2017.

 

The Committee of Management for 2017/2018 comprises:

 

          President                                  Phil Whitney

          Secretary                                  Ulli Kessler

          Treasurer                                  Mark Glanfield

          Committee Member                   Patricia and Beill Parker, Murray Hicks, Derek Taylor

 

 

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 impacts on current and future budgets.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is no variance to working funds.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

There are no changes or implications stemming from this report.

 

 

Attachments:

1

7136/2017 - Minutes of  AGM - 8 March 2016

 

2

10827/2017 - Statement of Income and Expenditure

 

  


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Grants Hall Committee of Management - Minutes of Annual General Meeting - 8 March 2017

 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 13 April 2017

Grants Hall Committee of Management - Minutes of Annual General Meeting - 8 March 2017

 

Statement of Income and Expenditure of Grants Hall for the financial year starting 1 March 2016 ending 28 February 2017.

 

 

Income:

Hall hire:                                                                            $2345.00

Electricity Rebate                                                              $  200.00

Council reimbursement for sign                                        $  190.00

GST refund from council                                                   $    49.57

 

Total income =                                                                  $2784.57

 

 

Expenditure:

Lawnmowing and cleaning                                               $  645.81

Electricity                                                                          $1014.00

PO Box                                                                             $  121.00

Bank charge                                                                     $      5.00

Signage                                                                            $  380.00

Total expenditure                                                             $2165.81

 

 

Cash Book:

Bank balance as at 1 February 2016:                              $3885.93

Plus total deposits from 1/2/16 to 28/2/17                        $2784.57

                                                                                         $6670.50

 

Less total expenditure for above period                           $2165.81       

                                                                                         $4504.69

                                                                                        

Bank statement

Balance as at 28 February 2017                                      $4264.69


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Corporate Services

ITEM 10.4    SF251              130417         Schedule of Council Public Meetings 2017

 

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

 

SUMMARY:

 

The following is a schedule of dates for public Council meetings to be held in 2017.  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 in 2017 be noted and received for information by Council.

 

 

 

MEETING

DATE

VENUE

COMMENCING

Library Service Strategic Plan

11 April

Committee Room

9.30 AM

Ordinary Council Meeting

13 April

Council Chambers

5.30 PM

General Fund Budget Workshop

20 April

Council Chambers

5.30PM

Access Committee

25 April

ANZAC DAY

 

General Fund Budget Workshop cont. plus Water & Sewerage Funds

27 April

Council Chambers

2.00PM

Ordinary Council Meeting

27 April

Council Chambers

5.30 PM

Budget Workshop cont. (if required)

4 May

Council Chambers

5.30PM

Ordinary Council Meeting

11 May

Council Chambers

5.30 PM

Access Committee

23 May

Council Chambers

2.00 PM

Ordinary Council Meeting

25 May

Council Chambers

5.30 PM

Audit Risk & Improvement

14 June

Council Chambers

2.00 PM

Ordinary Council Meeting

15 June

Council Chambers

5.30 PM

Access Committee

27 June

Council Chambers

2.00 PM

Ordinary Council Meeting

29 June

Council Chambers

5.30 PM

 

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.  


Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                                    13 April 2017

Corporate Services

ITEM 10.5    SF25                130417         Donations Program (Section 356) 2017/2018 - Applications for Approval

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Teresa Boorer, Grants Officer         

 

Summary:

 

Council’s Donations Program 2017/2018 accepted applications from 6 January 2017 to 10 March 2017. Five (5) community group applications were received, plus an additional application received from the Gordon Park Tennis Centre Committee of Management, previously approved by Council from the 2017/2018 Donations Budget. Council’s Donations Policy states that each application will be identified, the amount applied for noted, and the purpose for which the funds are being requested.  This year the applications total $11353.21.   Council has a current total allocation of $15,000 of Council’s donations budget.

 

Four of the five applications meet the current adopted eligibility criteria and can be considered for funding from the 2017/2018 donations budget, based on the current Donations Policy. This is a small program and should be targeted to local applicants where a little bit of money makes a lot of difference. The total of eligible, and previously approved, applications is $7753.21, and the proposed donations total $4753.21.

 

The Donations Program also includes charitable organisations seeking to dispose of excess waste at the Nambucca Waste Management Facility, and organisations requiring additional waste services for scheduled and special one-off events.  A total of ten (10) waste waiver applications were received within the deadline, and one (1) after –on Wednesday, 15/03/2017.

 

All applications are attached.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That Council:

 

1          Approves 4 of the 5 applications for monetary donation requests, for the proposed amounts noted below, and notes the previously approved donation to the Gordon Park Tennis Centre CoM;

2         

Organisation

Proposed Donation

Nambucca Community and Arts Centre CoM

$1,000.00

Nambucca Valley Craft & Art Inc.

$1,000.00

Utungun Community Hall Committee of Management

$484.00

Parkinsons NSW Inc (Nambucca Support Group)

$500.00

Gordon Park Tennis Centre CoM – approved by Council on 23/02/2017

$1769.21

TOTAL

$4,753.21

 

3          Undertake a review of the Donations Policy. The report for the review of the Donations Policy is to be included in Council’s meeting on 27 April 2017.

 

 

 

 

4          Approves applications for a waste waiver from the charitable organisations of Nambucca Valley Christian Life Centre – Care n Wear, Macksville/Bowraville Uniting Church Op Shop – Bowraville, Anglican Op Shop, Nambucca Heads, Nambucca Valley Phoenix, Anglican Parish Opportunity Shop in Macksville and Nambucca Valley Community Church. Also approve an application from The Salvation Army Family Store (received 15/03/2017).

 

5          Approves applications for a waste waiver, and provision of services, for one-off events/regular events being: bi-monthly markets and Carols at Valla Reserve (Valla Beach Community Association); Christmas Carols at Macksville Park (Salvation Army); Lions Annual Fair at Valla Hall (Lions Club of Valla); and 2018 Challenge Cup at Coronation Park, Nambucca Heads (Nambucca Strikers Football Club).

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

That Council reject all the above recommendations and decide to approve or not approve individual applications for funding or waste waivers.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Donations Program Assessment

Five (5) applications were received from community organisations, plus one (1) previously received, and approved by Council, under the Donations Program, (Section 356), 2017/2018 program, open from 6 January 2017 to 10 March 2017 and eleven (11 ) applications for waste waivers were received, as summarised in the tables below:

 

Community Group Applications:

 

Organisation

Amount Requested

Use of funds

Proposed Donation

Nambucca Community and Arts Centre CoM

$2,500.00

Contribution toward replacement of seating in the main hall of the NCAC building

$1000.00

Nambucca Valley Craft & Art Inc.

$1,000.00

Contribution towards insurance for the next 12 months, and electricity accounts for the current premises at Nambucca Heads Plaza

$1000.00

Utungun Community Hall Committee of Management

$484.00

Purchase of a new freezer for hall kitchen, including delivery costs

$484.00

Parkinsons NSW Inc (Nambucca Support Group)

$2,000.00

Contribution towards provision of Neurological Nurse for an extra day per fortnight to cover additional workload

$500.00

Gordon Park Tennis Centre CoM

$1769.21

Reimbursement of fees for CC for new Tennis Club at Gordon Park – approved by Council from 2017/2018 budget on 23/02/2017

$1769.21

TOTAL

$7,753.21

 

$4753.21

 

A suggested donation to Parkinson’s NSW, has also been proposed as a much smaller contribution, rather than the amount requested. The application request from NCAC has also been proposed as a reduced donation amount, as this CoM has received funding each year from Council for the previous 4 years, and although they have acquitted the donations each year, we have a limited donations budget, and the small amount available should be spread across the wider Community.

 

 

 

 

 

Organisation

Amount Requested

Use of funds

Proposed Donation

Marine Rescue Nambucca Heads

$3,600.00

Replacement of a rusted and collapsing staircase and balustrade between the wharf and egress door

$0.00

 

·      Marine Rescue Nambucca Heads received $2,000 through last year’s funding round, to contribute towards construction of rails to launch their vessel at low tide. To date this work hasn’t taken place, so the funds have not been spent or acquitted, and this makes the applicant ineligible to apply for funding in this round. 

 

Waste Waiver Applications – One-off/Regular events:

 

Organisation

 

Estimated tonnage

Valla Beach Community Association – bi-monthly markets on Reserve and Christmas Carols in the Park – December 8, 2017

0.5

Nambucca River Salvation Army – Annual Carols in Macksville Park – December 17, 2017

1

Lions Club of Valla – Lions Annual Fair (Sunday, 7 January 2018)

1

2018 Challenge Cup – 16,17,18 March 2018

1

Total

3.5

 

Waste Waiver Applications (Charitable Organisations):

 

Organisation

 

Estimated tonnage

Nambucca Valley Christian Life Centre – Care n Wear

11

Macksville/Bowraville Uniting Church Op Shop

12

Nambucca Heads Anglican Op Shop

5.7

Nambucca Valley Phoenix

10

Macksville Anglican Op Shop

15

Nambucca Valley Community Church

5

Salvation Army Family Store, Macksville (received 15/03/2017)

17

Total

75.7

 

·      All four (4) applicants for the one-off/regular events have previously applied, and six (6) of the seven (7) waste waiver applications for bulk drops at our waste facility, have been previous applicants. The only new applicant is the Nambucca Valley Community Church.

 

RELATED DONATIONS INFORMATION

 

As per Council’s determination of 13/03/2013 in relation to an ongoing donation to the Nambucca District Rescue Squad Inc for payment of their waste, water and sewer costs, the amount that the NDRS was exempted from paying in 2016/2017 was $499.00. This donation will be included in the policy review also.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Assistant General Manager Corporate Services

Manager Financial Services

Waste Management Officer

Rates Assistant

 

 

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no environmental impacts associated with this report.

 

Social

 

There are positive social benefits associated with the donation of money to various community groups throughout the Nambucca Shire.

 

Economic

 

There are positive economic impacts for the charitable organisations.

 

Risk

 

There are no risks associated with this report.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

A total amount of $15,000 is available in the 2017/2018 budget.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

General ledger funds as established by Council.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

No change or implications.

 

 

 

 

Attachments:

1

9444/2017 - Section 356 donation applications - 2017-18 - Requests for Monetary Donations with supporting documentation (5)

 

2

7745/2017 - Reimbursement Of Construction Certificate Application Fee

 

3

9443/2017 - Section 356 donation applications - 2017-18 - Special & Scheduled Events - Additional Waste Services (4)

 

4

9442/2017 - Section 356 donation applications - 2017-18 - Charitable Organisations - Waste Waivers (6)

 

5

9536/2017 - Late application - Section 356 for Waiver of Waste Management fee 2017-18 - from Salvation Army Family Store, Macksville

 

6

12618/2017 - Email from Nambucca Valley Phoenix advising of error in tonnage on application for waste waiver

 

  


Ordinary Council Meeting - 13 April 2017

Donations Program (Section 356) 2017/2018 - Applications for Approval

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 13 April 2017

Donations Program (Section 356) 2017/2018 - Applications for Approval

 

 

 

Enquiries to:       Mr Michael Coulter

Phone:              02) 6568 0200

Email:                michael.coulter@nambucca.nsw.gov.au

Mobile:              0409 153 788

Our Ref:            SF25: SF325

 

 

 

7 March 2017

 

 

 

Mrs Margaret Tait

Secretary

Gordon Park Tennis Centre

PO Box 9

NAMBUCCA HEADS   NSW   2448

 

 

Dear Mrs Tait

 

REIMBURSEMENT OF CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE APPLICATION FEE

 

Council, at its meeting on 23 February 2017, resolved to reimburse the Gordon Park Tennis Centre Committee of Management the fee for the Construction Certificate Application, $1769.21 from the 2017/2018 Donations Budget.

 

This amount will be paid to the Gordon Park Tennis Centre Committee of Management's bank account in due course.

 

Yours faithfully

 

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Michael Coulter

GENERAL MANAGER

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting - 13 April 2017

Donations Program (Section 356) 2017/2018 - Applications for Approval