NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

 

Ordinary Council Meeting - 28 June 2018

 

LATE AGENDA                                                                                        Page

 

1        ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

  

L        Notices of Motion

L.1     NOTICE OF MOTION - Review of Timed Parking and Traffic Signals - Macksville Post ByPass    2  

9        General Manager Report

9.9     Donation to Provide a Tap to Scout's Boatshed - River Street, Macksville........................... 3

10      Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

10.6   Event on Council Land Application - Naidoc Week March, High Street Bowraville................. 5  

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

11.5   Stuart Island - Renewal of Lease to Golf Club - Representations from the Wanggaan (Southern) Gumbaynggirr Nation Aboriginal Corporation

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) (b) (h) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains a discussion in relation to the personal hardship of a resident or ratepayer; AND the report contains information concerning the nature and location of a place or an item of Aboriginal significance on community land.

   


  


Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                                    28 June 2018

Notice of Motion

ITEM L.1     SF2433            280618         NOTICE OF MOTION - Review of Timed Parking and Traffic Signals - Macksville Post ByPass

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Rhonda Hoban, Councillor         

 

Summary:

 

A number of residents have made representations regarding both timed parking and traffic signals in Macksville post bypass. They have suggested a review of parking time limits and the sequencing/timing and indeed the need for traffic signals.

 

In relation to timed parking some residents have indicated that it is difficult for aged and frail residents to find suitably timed parking when attending appointments that may take longer than an hour. It is recognised that those with a disability parking permit can park in timed spaces for extended periods. However the criteria for eligibility for a disabled parking permit are quite onerous and may not extend to residents who are still mobile but struggle to walk any distance. It is also recognised that the location of businesses such as medical and dental practices, optometrists and hair salons will change from time to time so it may be more practical to try to ensure the existence of at least one park in each street that allows parking for say two to three hours.

 

On the matter of traffic signals residents have complained about both the timing and sequencing of the existing lights and have questioned whether they are still needed post bypass, particularity at the intersection of Partridge and Cooper Streets.

 

In 2013 Council commenced preparation of revitalisation plans for Macksville in preparation of the future Pacific Highway bypass. To support the development of the revitalisation strategy a traffic study for Macksville was prepared by Roadnet. Although Roadnet recommended the traffic signals remain this was not supported by Council and at the meeting of 26 November 2015 Council resolved:

 

That Council update the revitalisation plan to incorporate the recommendations of the traffic study except for the configuration of traffic lights.

 

That a report come to Council regarding any options for traffic lights at River Street and Cooper Street following the completion of the Macksville bypass.

 

Staff have advised that the traffic lights will remain the property and responsibility of the RMS. Council staff have been trying for many months to get the RMS to conduct a safety audit  and determine the relevance of the traffic signals. As the average annual maintenance cost to RMS is $10,000 per set of signals, if it is ascertained that roundabouts are a viable alternative to traffic lights there would be a significant potential saving to the RMS. On that basis it is recommended the council make representations to the Roads Minister requesting that RMS conduct an urgent review of the need for traffic signals and be asked to consider contributing financially to the cost of replacing them with roundabouts.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1        That council staff review the timed parking spaces in Macksville to ascertain whether some spaces can be allocated a time limit beyond one hour particularly in locations in proximity to medical centres, dentist surgeries, optometrists and hair salons.

 

2        That council make representations to the Hon Melinda Pavey MP, Member for Oxley and Minister for Roads Maritime and Freight requesting RMS conduct an urgent review of the relevance of traffic signals in Macksville and further that RMS be asked to consider contributing financially to the replacement of some or all of the traffic signals with roundabouts.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.        


Ordinary Council Meeting                                                                                                    28 June 2018

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.9      SF24                280618         Donation to Provide a Tap to Scout's Boatshed - River Street, Macksville

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Michael Coulter, General Manager         

 

Summary:

 

A summary is not required.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council incorporate in its Operational Plan for water in 2018/19 an expenditure of $2,000 for the provision of a water connection to the Scouts boat shed on the River Street foreshore between Willis Street and East Street, Macksville.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

The Council has the option as to whether or not it supports the request by providing the necessary funding.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

On the river foreshore in River Street, Macksville between Willis Street and East Street is a boat shed which has been used for many years by local Scouts to store canoes.  It is understood that the Scouts maintain a permissive occupancy for the shed from the Crown.

 

The shed had been subject to a number of graffiti attacks and recently a combined Rotary project resulted in the shed being reclad in profile colour bond with the door and fascia being painted.  As a result, and thanks to Rotary, the shed is now very presentable.

 

Rotary have now written to Council in relation to have a tap available at the shed.  It appears that there was a water service provided under the road to the boatshed but this was disconnected some years ago as the water service under the road was leaking and it was isolated on the opposite side of the road.

 

Rotary would like the tap reinstalled as it will allow canoes to be washed down and provide a source of water to clean the building and any graffiti which may subsequently appear.

 

Council’s Manager Water & Sewerage has provided an estimate of $2,000 to connect a water service to the shed by a road under bore.

 

Given that Rotary have refurbished the shed to remove the graffiti and make it very presentable it is considered that Council should support their request.

 

It is proposed that the request be supported via a donation of funds and staffing resources from the Water Fund.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been consultation with Mr Garry Johnson from Rotary, with the Mayor and Manager Water & Sewerage.

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no implications for the environment.

 


 

Social

 

The proposed donation will support activities by the local Scouts.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

There are no significant risks.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

Given it is the eve of a new financial year, it is proposed that an expenditure of $2,000 be added to the water budget for the 2018/2019 financial year to pay for the work.  This should be noted as a budget variation.

 

Working funds – justification for urgency and cumulative impact

 

There are no implications for working funds.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

There are no significant service level implications.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.   


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Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

ITEM 10.6    SF2393            280618         Event on Council Land Application - Naidoc Week March, High Street Bowraville

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Keith Williams, Manager Technical Services         

 

Summary:

 

Council has received a late request for temporary road closure of High Street Bowraville to conduct the 2018 Naidoc Week March.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1        That Council endorse the Temporary Road Closure Application from Miimi Aboriginal Corporation to conduct the 2018 NAIDOC Week March to be held between 9.30am and 11.00am on Monday 9 July 2018 as follows:

 

·      High Street, Bowraville – Bowra Street to Young Street

 

2        That Council notes the following information will be received prior to approval

 

·      Certificate of Currency for Public Liability Insurance

·      Traffic Management Plan confirming Accredited Traffic Controllers will be on site, and

·      Police and Roads and Maritime Services approval for the road closures.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Refuse the applications for road closure.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Miimi Aboriginal Corporation has requested the temporary road closure of High Street Bowraville between Bowra and Young Streets from 9.30am – 11.00am to conduct the 2018 NAIDOC Week March on Monday 9 July 2018.

 

Concurrence to the road closure has been sought from members of the Local Traffic Committee

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Miimi Aboriginal Corporation

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There is no impact on the environment associated with this report.

 

Social

 

The closure provide for an enjoyable event for the local community and visitors.

 

Economic

 

The event contributes to the local economy.

 

Risk

 

There is minimal risk to road users as traffic controllers will be at the events and detours will be in place.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There is no impact on current or future budgets.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is no impact on working funds.

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

There is no impact other than administration.

 

 

Attachments:

1

20225/2018 - Event on Council Land Application - NAIDOC Week 2018 March - High Street, Bowraville - 9 July 2018

 

2

22601/2018 - TCP  MiiMi Aboriginal Corp - High St Bowraville 2018

 

  


Ordinary Council Meeting - 28 June 2018

Event on Council Land Application - Naidoc Week March, High Street Bowraville

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 28 June 2018

Event on Council Land Application - Naidoc Week March, High Street Bowraville