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)

Paul Gallagher (AGM Engineering Services)

Matthew Leibrandt (Manager Infrastructure Services)

Lorraine Hemsworth (Minute Secretary)

Wayne Lowe (Manager Business Development)

 

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

Councillor S Jenvey declared a non-pecuniary - less significant conflict of interest in Item 9.4 Proposed Great Koala National Park under the Local Government Act as Cr Jenvey is a member of the Australian Labour Party.

 

Councillor J Reed declared a non-pecuniary - less significant conflict of interest in Item 9.6 Street Tree Guidelines and Street Trees Species Considered as part of Urban Design Strategies under the Local Government Act as a family member was a stakeholder in consultation.  Cr Reed left the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor A Smyth declared a non-pecuniary - less significant conflict of interest in Item 9.9 Nambucca Rivers Creeks Estuaries and Coastline Management Committee – representation under the Local Government Act as Cr Smyth is a member of the Nambucca Valley Conservation Association and the Association is represented on that Committee.

 

Councillor A Smyth declared a non-pecuniary - less significant conflict of interest in Item 9.13 Minutes of the Clean Energy Committee under the Local Government Act as Cr Smyth is a member of the Nambucca Valley Conservation Association who is represented on that Committee.

 

Councillor J Reed declared a pecuniary interest in Item 9.15 2017 July - Approved Construction and Complying Development Certificates under the Local Government Act as this item includes development certificates for Nambucca Valley Care Ltd and she is an elected Director/Chairman of Nambucca Valley Care Ltd. Cr Reed left the meeting for this item.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Council Meeting

 

SUBJECT:   CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Council Meeting 27 July 2017

388/17 RESOLVED:        (Wilson/Reed)

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting of 27 July 2017 be confirmed.

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION - CR Hoban

ITEM 5.1      SF2303              170817      NOTICE OF MOTION - LGNSW ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017 - CALL FOR MOTIONS

389/17 RESOLVED:        (Hoban/Jenvey)

 

That Councillors submit Notices of Motion detailing any proposed motions for the LGNSW Annual Conference 2017 Business Paper for consideration and endorsement by Council before 2.00 pm Monday 4 September 2017.

 

 

 

  

PUBLIC FORUM

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the following Public Forum be heard:

 

i         Greg Mergan requesting sealing of unsealed part of Ocean View Drive, Valla Beach

·    Petition document tabled

·    Resides in new 2 storey building at start of reserve

·    Once a quiet area

·    Increased awareness and use of the area and facilities

·    Proud of the area and actively work to beautify the area

·    Request for health of residents and safety – large number of elderly people and young children

·    Speed factor is a high concern

·    Dust concerns coming from the road are harmful to the nearby residents

·    Request to reduce speed on the road and reduce dust on the approximately 200 metres unsealed section of Ocean View Drive, Valla Beach.

 

 

 

ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

There were no questions with notice.

 

QUESTIONS FOR CLOSED MEETING WHERE DUE NOTICE HAS BEEN RECEIVED

 

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

 

 


 

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

 

                    SF1676        170817         Bring Forward Capital Works Report as at 30 June 2017

 

390/17 Resolved:        (Ainsworth/Smyth)

 

That Item 11.4  - Capital Works Report as at 30 June 2017 be brought forward as a staff member was in attendance to respond to any questions raised in relation to this Item.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 11.4    SF1676              170817      Capital Works Report as at 30 June 2017

MOTION:      (Smyth/Wilson)

 

1        That the Capital Works Report for the fourth quarter of the 2016/17 financial year ending 30 June 2017 and expenditure YTD week ending 14 July 2017, be received and noted.

 

2        That the identified works within the report be revoted along with under expenditures on projects to the 2017/18 financial year to complete the various programs.

 

 

Amendment:       (Jones/Ballangarry)

 

1        That the Capital Works Report for the fourth quarter of the 2016/17 financial year ending 30 June 2017 and expenditure YTD week ending 14 July 2017, be deferred for 2 weeks so as to allow all Councillors to further review the matter; and

 

2        That the recommended revotes be adopted.

 

 

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

 

391/17 Resolved:        (Jones/Ballangarry)

 

1        That the Capital Works Report for the fourth quarter of the 2016/17 financial year ending 30 June 2017 and expenditure YTD week ending 14 July 2017, be deferred for 2 weeks so as to allow all Councillors to further review the matter; and

 

2        That the recommended revotes be adopted.

 

 

 

 

 

General Manager Report

ITEM 9.1      SF959                170817      Outstanding Actions and Reports

392/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Reed)

 

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

 

 

 

ITEM 9.2      SF271                170817      Code of Meeting Practice - Arrangements for Site Inspections and Acknowledgement of Country

motion:      (Smyth/Ainsworth)

 

A       That Council adopt the following amendments to its Code of Meeting Practice being:

 

1        the addition of the following sub-clause to Clause 17 which deals with the Agenda and Business Papers for Council Meetings:

 

          7. By way of clarification, site inspections undertaken by Council prior to the commencement        of a Council meeting are not part of the Council meeting and accordingly the provisions of      the Code of Meeting Practice in relation to public addresses, limitation on the number of speakers and other matters pertaining to the conduct of Council meetings do not apply (local policy).

 

2        The inclusion of a requirement that an Acknowledgement of Country be performed at the commencement of each Ordinary Council meeting, Committee meetings and Management Committee meetings, with the Acknowledgment to read:

 

          ‘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.’

 

B       That all Committees be advised of the requirement that an Acknowledgement of Country be included in the agenda and performed at the commencement of each meeting.

 

 

Amendment:       (Reed/Jones)

 

A       That Council adopt the following amendments to its Code of Meeting Practice being:

 

1        the addition of the following sub-clause to Clause 17 which deals with the Agenda and     Business Papers for Council Meetings:

 

          7. By way of clarification, site inspections undertaken by Council prior to the commencement        of a Council meeting are not part of the Council meeting and accordingly the provisions of      the Code of Meeting Practice in relation to public addresses, limitation on the number of speakers and other matters pertaining to the conduct of Council meetings do not apply (local policy).

 

2        The inclusion of a requirement that an Acknowledgement of Country be performed at the commencement of each Ordinary Council meeting, Committee meetings and Management Committee meetings, with the Acknowledgment to read:

 

          ‘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.’

 

B       That all Committees be advised of the requirement that an Acknowledgement of Country be included in the agenda and performed at the commencement of each meeting.

 

C       Wherever possible major matters not be listed for consideration at “Away” Council meetings and that any major matters concerning the particular locality be brought forward.

 

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

 

 

 

 

393/17 Resolved:        (Reed/Jones)

 

A       That Council adopt the following amendments to its Code of Meeting Practice being:

 

1        the addition of the following sub-clause to Clause 17 which deals with the Agenda and         Business Papers for Council Meetings:

 

          7. By way of clarification, site inspections undertaken by Council prior to the commencement        of a Council meeting are not part of the Council meeting and accordingly the provisions of   the Code of Meeting Practice in relation to public addresses, limitation on the number of speakers and other matters pertaining to the conduct of Council meetings do not apply (local policy).

 

2        The inclusion of a requirement that an Acknowledgement of Country be performed at the commencement of each Ordinary Council meeting, Committee meetings and Management Committee meetings, with the Acknowledgment to read:

 

          ‘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.’

 

B       That all Committees be advised of the requirement that an Acknowledgement of Country be included in the agenda and performed at the commencement of each meeting.

 

C       Wherever possible major matters not be listed for consideration at “Away” Council meetings and that any major matters concerning the particular locality be brought forward.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.3      SF88                  170817      Resignations - Purchase of Gifts Policy

MOTION:      (Wilson/Ainsworth)

 

That Council adopt the draft Resignations – Purchase of Gifts Policy as per the second attachment to this report.

 

 

Amendment:       (Wilson/Ainsworth)

 

That Council adopt the draft Resignations – Purchase of Gifts Policy as per the second attachment to this report with the replacement of “gift card” with “gift card or voucher preferably from a local supplier”.

 

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

 

 

MOTION       (Wilson/Ainsworth)

 

That Council adopt the draft Resignations – Purchase of Gifts Policy as per the second attachment to this report with the replacement of “gift card” with “gift card or voucher preferably from a local supplier”.

 

Amendment:       (Smyth/Ballangarry)

 

That Council adopt the draft Resignations – Purchase of Gifts Policy as per the second attachment to this report with the replacement of “gift card” with “gift card or voucher preferably from a local supplier” and further that the draft policy be placed on public exhibition.

 

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

 

394/17 Resolved:        (Smyth/Ballangarry)

 

That Council adopt the draft Resignations – Purchase of Gifts Policy as per the second attachment to this report with the replacement of “gift card” with “gift card or voucher preferably from a local supplier” and further that the draft policy be placed on public exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.4      SF979                170817      Proposed Great Koala National Park

MOTION:      (Jenvey/Ballangarry)

 

1           Council seek advice from the Forestry Corporation of NSW on the implications for Nambucca Shire State Forests that contain koala populations in relation to number of direct jobs, the type of product which comes from the forests, the markets they are sold into (local or overseas) and the health assessment of these forests.

 

2           That Council seek advice from the three main local sawmills in relation to the proposal.

 

3        Council seek advice from the NSW Opposition Leader, the Hon. Luke Foley MP on the funding which would be made available to support the proposed Great Koala National Park, including arrangements for funding assistance to any local workers and businesses who might be affected by the conversion of State Forests to National Park as well as the additional jobs which the proposed National Park would create.

 

4        Council seek advice from the Premier of NSW, the NSW Greens and the NSW Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party in relation to their respective positions’ on the proposed Great Koala National Park.

 

5        The advice of the Forestry Corporation of NSW, the three main local sawmills as well as the Opposition Leader, Premier, NSW Greens and NSW Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party be further reported to Council.

 

 

Amendment:       (Ballangarry/Jones)

 

1        Council seek advice from the Forestry Corporation of NSW on the implications for Nambucca Shire State Forests that contain koala populations in relation to number of direct jobs, the type of product which comes from the forests, the markets they are sold into (local or overseas) and the health assessment of these forests.

 

2        That Council seek advice from the three main local sawmills in relation to the proposal.

 

3        Council seek advice from the NSW Opposition Leader, the Hon. Luke Foley MP on the funding which would be made available to support the proposed Great Koala National Park, including arrangements for funding assistance to any local workers and businesses who might be affected by the conversion of State Forests to National Park as well as the additional jobs which the proposed National Park would create.

 

4        Council seek advice from the Premier of NSW, the NSW Greens and the NSW Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party in relation to their respective positions’ on the proposed Great Koala National Park.

 

5        The advice of the Forestry Corporation of NSW, the three main local sawmills as well as the Opposition Leader, Premier, NSW Greens and NSW Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party be further reported to Council.

 

6        The Council seek advice from the local Gumbaynggirr people in relation to the proposal.

 

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

 

395/17 Resolved:        (Ballangarry/Jones)

 

1        Council seek advice from the Forestry Corporation of NSW on the implications for Nambucca Shire State Forests that contain koala populations in relation to number of direct jobs, the type of product which comes from the forests, the markets they are sold into (local or overseas) and the health assessment of these forests.

 

2        That Council seek advice from the three main local sawmills in relation to the proposal.

 

3        Council seek advice from the NSW Opposition Leader, the Hon. Luke Foley MP on the funding which would be made available to support the proposed Great Koala National Park, including arrangements for funding assistance to any local workers and businesses who might be affected by the conversion of State Forests to National Park as well as the additional jobs which the proposed National Park would create.

 

4        Council seek advice from the Premier of NSW, the NSW Greens and the NSW Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party in relation to their respective positions’ on the proposed Great Koala National Park.

 

5        The advice of the Forestry Corporation of NSW, the three main local sawmills as well as the Opposition Leader, Premier, NSW Greens and NSW Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party be further reported to Council.

 

6        The Council seek advice from the local Gumbaynggirr people in relation to the proposal.

 

 

 

396/17 Resolved:        (Hoban/Jenvey)

 

That Council receive advice from Council’s Planning Staff on whether the declaration of a Great Koala National Park would have any impact on the permissible uses of adjoining land.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.5      PRF44                170817      Revision of Draft Master Plan for Thistle Park

397/17 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/Ainsworth)

 

That Council engage King & Campbell as per their scope of works to prepare a Master Plan for Thistle Park including the preparation of floor plans and elevations for the proposed clubhouse/amenity building.

 

 

 


 

Cr Reed declared a non-pecuniary - less significant conflict of interest and left the meeting for Item 9.6 at 7.22 pm and returned after the conclusion of the Item 9.7 at 7.38 pm.

 

 

ITEM 9.6      SF1855              170817      Street Tree Guidelines and Street Trees Species Considered as part of Urban Design Strategies

Motion:      (Ainsworth/Wilson)

 

1        That Council endorse an amendment to Section 5 – Tree Selection and Section 6 – Local Conditions of the “Guidelines – Trees on Public Land” to facilitate the planting of non-native plant species as focal points within the Macksville Revitalisation Plan.

 

2        That the amendment to include non-native species is specifically for the CBD and immediate environs used in strategic locations identified as part of the Council endorsed Urban Design or Landscape Plan publicly exhibited within the Macksville Revitalisation Plan.

 

3        The following non-native trees species be added to “Guidelines – Trees on Public Land” for the Macksville Revitalisation Plan only:

 

·      Tibouchina (Alstonville)

·      Tibouchina (Jazzy)

·      Magnolia Little Gem

 

Amendment:       (Smyth/Jenvey)

 

That the Macksville revitalisation be placed back on exhibition in relation to the non-native species that have been chosen which are not included in Council’s “Guidelines – Trees on Public Land”.

 

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

 

398/17 Resolved:        (Smyth/Jenvey)

 

That the Macksville revitalisation be placed back on exhibition in relation to the non-native species that have been chosen which are not included in Council’s “Guidelines – Trees on Public Land”.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.7      SF688                170817      Environmental Levy 2016/17 Reconciliation

399/17 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/Ballangarry)

 

That Council note the financial status of the Environmental Levy.

 

 

 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 7.36 pm and resumed at 8.12 pm.

 

 

     


 

 

COUNCIL IN CLOSED MEETING (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC)

400/17 RESOLVED:        (Jones/Ballangarry)

 

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 and bring forward Item 12.2.

 

Reason reports are in Closed Meeting:

 

 

General Manager Report

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.1    SF2302              170817      Tender T027/2016 for the Construction of Public Amenities at Gordon Park, Nambucca Heads

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) (c) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

 

 

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.2    SF600                170817      Expression of Interest to Purchase Council's Valla Land - Lot 2 DP 1173066 - 6857 Pacific Highway, Valla

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) (c) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

 

 

 

CLOSED MEETING

 

The Ordinary Council Meeting's Meeting IN CLOSED MEETING commenced at 8.13 pm.

 

RESUME IN OPEN MEETING

401/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Reed)

 

That Ordinary Council Meeting resume in Open Meeting. The Ordinary Council Meeting resumed IN OPEN MEETING at  9.29 pm.

 

 


 

FROM COUNCIL IN CLOSED MEETING

 

General Manager Report

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.2    SF600                170817      Expression of Interest to Purchase Council's Valla Land - Lot 2 DP 1173066 - 6857 Pacific Highway, Valla

MOTION:      (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

1           That the Mayor, General Manager and Manager Business Development be provided with delegated authority to negotiate a contract of sale for approximately 4 hectares of land contained within Lot 2 DP 1173066 with Midcoast Trucks with the major terms of the contract to be ratified by Council before the contract is entered into.

 

2        In the event that agreement cannot be reached with Midcoast Trucks for the purchase of approximately 4 hectares of land, there be a further report to Council on the option of selling all of Lot 2 DP 1173066, 80 Red Ash Road, Valla by auction.

 

3        Council’s seal be attached to any contract documents as required.

 

4        There be a further report to Council for information on any contract of sale which might be agreed upon.

 

 

Cr Hoban called for a Division seconded by Cr Ainsworth.

 

 

Amendment:       (Smyth/Jenvey)

 

That the sale of the land be advertised for sale for six weeks.

 

For the amendment:           Councillors Jones, Ballangarry, Jenvey, Smyth

                                      (Total 4)

Against the amendment:   Councillors Hoban, Wilson, Ainsworth, Reed, Finlayson

                                      (Total 5)

 

The amendment was lost.

 

 

Amendment:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That the Mayor, General Manager and Manager Business Development be provided with delegated authority to negotiate a contract of sale for approximately 4 hectares of land contained within Lot 2 DP 1173066 with Midcoast Trucks with the major terms of the contract to be ratified by Council before the contract is entered into.

 

For the amendment: Councillors Hoban, Wilson, Ainsworth, Reed, Finlayson

                                      (Total 5)

Against the amendment:   Councillors Jones, Ballangarry, Jenvey, Smyth

                                      (Total 4)

 

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

 

402/17 Resolved:        (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That the Mayor, General Manager and Manager Business Development be provided with delegated authority to negotiate a contract of sale for approximately 4 hectares of land contained within Lot 2 DP 1173066 with Midcoast Trucks with the major terms of the contract to be ratified by Council before the contract is entered into.

 

For the motion:                    Councillors Hoban, Wilson, Ainsworth, Reed, Finlayson

                                      (Total 5)

Against the motion:  Councillors Jones, Ballangarry, Jenvey, Smyth

                                      (Total 4)

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.8      PRF18                170817      Tender T027/2016 for the Construction of Public Amenities at Gordon Park, Nambucca Heads

403/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Smyth)

 

1        That Council accept the submission for T027/2016 Construction of Public Amenities at Gordon Park, Nambucca Heads from Costa Builders Pty Ltd.

 

2           That Council note the report in closed meeting.

 

3           That the Contract be added to the Contract Register.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.9      SF1496              170817      Nambucca Rivers Creeks Estuaries and Coastline Management Committee - representation

404/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Wilson)

 

That Council endorse the membership of the Nambucca Rivers Creeks Estuaries and Coastline Management Committee as outlined in the discussion of this report.

 

 

 

 


 

 

ITEM 9.10    SF2292              170817      Minutes of the Nambucca Shire Council Access Committee meeting held 27 June 2017

405/17 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/Jenvey)

 

That the Access Committee creates a report, identifying accessibility for people with a disability to the Shire’s tourism resources, with the goal to updating the brochure “Access and Disability Information for Visitors” and placing the information on the Shire’s tourism web site.

 

 

406/17 Resolved:        (Smyth/Jenvey)

 

That the report begins with the walk along the Nambucca River from the Visitor Information Centre in Nambucca Heads to the V-Wall listing for access and information:  parking, amenities, attractions, access to cafes, restaurants, clubs, pubs, the length of the walk and an estimate of the time it takes to do it.

 

 

407/17 Resolved:        (Smyth/Jenvey)

 

That the Access Committee identify other tourism attractions like publicly accessible wetlands nearby National Parks or State Forests and reserves for possible walks.

 

 

408/17 Resolved:        (Reed/Wilson)

 

1        That Lewis Parkins be endorsed as a member to the Committee.

 

2        That Council endorse the minutes of the Nambucca Shire Council Access Committee meeting held 27 June 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.11    SF2292              170817      Minutes of the Nambucca Shire Council Access Committee meeting held 25 July 2017

409/17 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/Jenvey)

 

1        That Council note the Committee’s submission to the Flying-Fox Camp Management Plan requiring that any plans for pathways and boardwalks in the Gordon Park Rainforest be wheelchair accessible.

 

2        That Council’s staff be asked for Council’s Policy regarding the use of Tactile Ground Surface Indicators (TGSI).

 

3        That Council endorse the minutes of the Nambucca Shire Council Access Committee meeting held 25 July 2017.

 

 

 

 


 

 

ITEM 9.12    SF2293              170817      Development Applications greater than 12 months or where submissions received -  to 5 July 2017

410/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

That the information be noted by Council.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.13    SF2278              170817      Minutes of the Clean Energy Committee Held 9 August 2017

MOTION:      (Finlayson/Reed)

 

1        That the Nambucca Valley Conservation Association be elected as a member of the Clean Energy Committee, noting that Philip Margolis has been nominated by the Association as their current representative.

 

2        That Philip Margolis’ individual membership be rescinded.

 

3        That the Terms of Reference of the Clean Energy Committee be adopted as detailed in this report.

 

4        That Council recommit to membership in the Sustainability Advantage program.

 

5        That Council investigate opportunities through the Sustainability Advantage program to conduct an audit of Council’s electricity use and establish the business case for installing solar panels on the Council’s buildings/assets.

 

6        That Council investigate purchasing electric (or similar) vehicles for the Mayor and General Manager prior to the next replacement date.

 

 

Amendment:       (Reed/Ainsworth)

 

1        That the Nambucca Valley Conservation Association be elected as a member of the Clean Energy Committee, noting that Philip Margolis has been nominated by the Association as their current representative.

 

2        That Philip Margolis’ individual membership be rescinded.

 

3        That the Terms of Reference of the Clean Energy Committee be adopted as detailed in this report.

 

4        That Council recommit to membership in the Sustainability Advantage program.

 

5        That Council investigate opportunities through the Sustainability Advantage program to conduct an audit of Council’s electricity use and establish the business case for installing solar panels on the Council’s buildings/assets.

 

6        That Council investigate purchasing electric (or similar) vehicles for the Mayor and General Manager prior to the next replacement date.

 

7        That the Aims and Objectives include:

 

·           that members receive a copy of the draft Environmental Levy Budget.

 

 

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

 

 

411/17 Resolved:        (Reed/Ainsworth)

 

1        That the Nambucca Valley Conservation Association be elected as a member of the Clean Energy Committee, noting that Philip Margolis has been nominated by the Association as their current representative.

 

2        That Philip Margolis’ individual membership be rescinded.

 

3        That the Terms of Reference of the Clean Energy Committee be adopted as detailed in this report.

 

4        That Council recommit to membership in the Sustainability Advantage program.

 

5        That Council investigate opportunities through the Sustainability Advantage program to conduct an audit of Council’s electricity use and establish the business case for installing solar panels on the Council’s buildings/assets.

 

6        That Council investigate purchasing electric (or similar) vehicles for the Mayor and General Manager prior to the next replacement date.

 

7        That the Aims and Objectives include:

 

·           that members receive a copy of the draft Environmental Levy Budget.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.14    SF2293              170817      2017 July - Development and Complying Development Applications Received

412/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Wilson)

 

That the Development Applications and Complying Development Applications received in July 2017 be received for information.

 

 

 

 

Cr Reed declared a pecuniary interest and left the meeting for Item 9.15 at 10.03 pm and returned after the conclusion of that Item at 10.04 pm.

 

 

ITEM 9.15    SF2293              170817      2017 July - Approved Construction and Complying Development Certificates

413/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Wilson)

 

That the Construction and Complying Development Certificates approved for July 2017 be noted and received for information by Council.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Assistant General Manager Corporate Services Report

 

ITEM 10.1    SF2368              170817      Investment Report to 31 July 2017

414/17 RESOLVED:        (Wilson/Ainsworth)

 

That the Accountants’ Report on Investments placed to 31 July 2017 be noted.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 10.2    SF251                170817      Schedule of Council Public Meetings 2017

415/17 RESOLVED:        (Wilson/Ballangarry)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 10.3    SF334                170817      South Arm Hall Committee of Management - Annual General Meeting - 6 August 2017

416/17 RESOLVED:        (Reed/Finlayson)

 

That Council endorse the minutes of the South Arm Hall Committee of Management Annual General Meeting held on 6 August 2017 and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in the past twelve months.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 10.4    SF325                170817      Gordon Park Tennis Centre Committee of Management - Annual General Meeting - 27 July 2017

417/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Smyth)

 

That Council endorse the minutes of the Gordon Park Tennis Centre Committee of Management Annual General Meeting held on 27 July 2017 and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in the past twelve months.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

ITEM 11.1    SF205                170817      Pressure Sewerage System at Oyster Creek

418/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Reed)

 

1        That Council write to existing property owners in the Oyster Creek subdivision and inform them that the pressure sewerage systems on their properties will now be operated and maintained by Council and include a copy of the Pressure Sewer Home Owner’s Manual with the letter.

 

2        That Council apply the adjusted pressure sewerage rate to their properties which incorporates a discount for electricity usage in accordance with Council resolution 131/17 of the meeting dated 16 March 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 11.2    SF1631              170817      Review of Water Quality Risk Management Including Water Sourced from the New Off River Storage

419/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

1        The information provided in the risk assessment report prepared by Bligh Tanner be noted.

 

2        Council note that the introduction of water from the dam to the potable water supply may necessitate the implementation of a boiled water alert subject to consultation with and the recommendations of NSW Health and that Council should be prepared to act on that recommendation.

 

3        Advice be sought from NSW Health as to whether it is appropriate for Council to advise water consumers connected to the transfer main upstream of the balance tank that they should treat the reticulated water supplied as non–potable water and boil all water proposed to be used for drinking and cooking.  If so that Council write to these consumers advising them to boil drinking water with an explanation of the reasons for this.

 

4        Council consider the construction of a water treatment plant in its future capital works (IWCM) program and financial planning.

 

5        Grant funding be sought for a conceptual design and costing of a water treatment plant.

 

 

ITEM 11.3    SF851                170817      Minutes of the Australian Rural Road Group Inc AGM - 20 June 2017

420/17 RESOLVED:        (Reed/Ainsworth)

 

That Council receive and note the report containing the minutes of the Australian Rural Road Group AGM held on 20 June 2017.

 

 

 

 

Item 11.4 was dealt with earlier in the meeting.

 

 

 

ITEM 11.5    SF1676              170817      2017-18 Capital Works Program Reporting

421/17 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/Reed)

 

That Council receive and note the information.

 

 

 

 

 

CLOSED MEETING

 

422/17 Resolved:        (Jones/Reed)

 

That the Ordinary Council Meeting's Meeting IN CLOSED MEETING commenced at 10.42 pm.

 

 

 

RESUME IN OPEN MEETING

423/17 Resolved:        (Ainsworth/Reed)

 

That Ordinary Council Meeting resume in Open Meeting. The Ordinary Council Meeting resumed IN OPEN MEETING at  10.43 pm.

 

 

FROM COUNCIL IN CLOSED MEETING

 

General Manager Report

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

 

ITEM 12.1    SF2302              170817      Tender T027/2016 for the Construction of Public Amenities at Gordon Park, Nambucca Heads

424/17 Resolved:        (Ainsworth/Smyth)

 

1        That Council accept the tender submission from Costa Builders Pty Limited for the amount of $199,756 (one hundred and ninety-nine thousand, seven hundred and fifty-six dollars) for Tender T027/2016 for the Construction of Public Amenities at Gordon Park, Nambucca Heads.

 

2        That Council note the tender evaluation for Tender T027/2016 for the Construction of Public Amenities at Gordon Park Nambucca Heads.

 

3        That Council update the contract register.

 

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

                                      (Total 9)

Against the motion:  Nil

                                      (Total 0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 10.44 pm. 

 

Confirmed and signed by the Mayor on 31 August 2017.

 

 

CR RHONDA HOBAN

MAYOR

(CHAIRPERSON)