NAMBUCCA

SHIRE COUNCIL

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

AGENDA ITEMS

4 November 2010

 

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 first and third Thursday of each month commencing at 5.30 pm.  Council meetings are held in the Council Chamber at Council's Administration Centre—44 Princess Street, Macksville.

 

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:

 

Council allows not more than two (2) members of the public per meeting to address it on matters not listed in the agenda provided the request is received before publication of the agenda and the subject of the address is disclosed and recorded on the agenda.

 

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 from the Council's Administration Building, the Regional Libraries in Macksville and Nambucca Heads as well as Council’s website: www.nambucca.nsw.gov.au


 

NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

Ordinary Council Meeting - 04 November 2010

 

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.

 

AGENDA                                                                                                   Page

 

1        APOLOGIES

2        PRAYER

3        DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

4        CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES — Ordinary Council Meeting - 21 October 2010

5        Notices of Motion

5.1     Notice of Motion - Macksville Saleyards - Future

5.2     Notice of Motion - Media Interviews - Restrictions

5.3     Notice of Motion - Pensioner Rates & Charges Rebate  

6        PUBLIC FORUM

5.1     Notice of Motion - Macksville Saleyards - Future

          i)        Mr John Moore

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

9.2     30 June 2010 Budget Review

9.3     On-River Dam at League Creek - Proposal for Modelling Potential Water Loss from In-River Discharge

9.4     NSW Local Government Grants Commission - Special Submissions Relating to 2011-2012 Grants

9.5     Arrangements for General Manager's Performance Review Committee

9.6     2010 - 2011 Christmas Holidays Closure

9.7     Tewinga Community Centre Committee of Management AGM - 5 OCTOBER 2010 - Minutes

10      Director Environment and Planning Report

10.1   Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined to 7 September 2010

10.2   DA's and CDC's Received and Determined under Delegated Authority 13-25 October 2010

10.3   Review of Alcohol Free Zone in and around Bowra Street Nambucca Heads

10.4   Proposed erection of interpretive signage at Nambucca Heads and Scotts Head     

 


NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST AT MEETINGS

 

 

Name of Meeting:

 

Meeting Date:

 

Item/Report Number:

 

Item/Report Title:

 

 

 

I

 

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

4 November 2010

Notice of Motion

ITEM 5.1      SF1471            041110         Notice of Motion - Macksville Saleyards - Future

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Michael Moran OAM, Councillor         

 

Summary:

 

That a Saleyard Seminar be held for the community and rural rate payers to have input into the future of the Macksville Showground Saleyards.  At present Kempsey Council’s Mayor is of a concern to me as he has not spoken to our (Nambucca Shire) Councillors about any propositions and the (Nambucca Shire) Council staff were interviewed on the ABC Radio on 14 October 2010 and also Michael Jones (E J Kennedy).

 

This Seminar would put a stop to rumours and would save staff time.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That a Saleyards Seminar be held for the community to put a stop to rumours

 

 

 

Comment by GM

 

A podcast (recording) of the ABC radio interview referred to above will be available at the Council meeting should Councillors wish to hear what was said.  It is 6 minutes long.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 November 2010

Notice of Motion

ITEM 5.2      SF1471            041110         Notice of Motion - Media Interviews - Restrictions

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Michael Moran OAM, Councillor         

 

Summary:

 

The General Manager has a memo stating that Councillors are limited to not ask junior or department staff questions because they may give the wrong advice to the Councillors.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the staff to be interviewed by radio, television and other media be limited to the Mayor, General Manager, Director Planning and Environment and Director Engineering Services.

 

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 November 2010

Notice of Motion

ITEM 5.3      SF1471            041110         Notice of Motion - Pensioner Rates & Charges Rebate

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Paula Flack, Councillor         

 

Summary:

 

The State Government currently cover 55% of the rebate granted to eligible pensioners, with Council covering the remaining 45%.

The State Government has not reviewed the pensioner rebate since its inception in 1989.  Rates rise each year but the pensioner rebate has remained the same. The gap between the amount payable and the rebate is increasing each year and making it increasingly harder for pensioners to meet their rate payment obligations.  In effect the rebate has been eroded away due to state government’s failure to review the rate to at least track CPI. 

Section 582 of the Local Government Act allows Council to grant a further rebate at its own discretion on a voluntary basis (with no subsidy from the State Government) to eligible Pensioners, however this would place greater financial pressure on Council while the State Government commitment remains static and in real terms, declines.  The increasing financial burden upon our pensioners is significant and is no doubt having an impact upon our local economy.

Our total number of rate assessments is 9115.  Currently 2380 (26.11%) assessments are granted pension concessions.  Concessions granted for 2009/2010 financial year amounted to $563,693.72 for ordinary rates, $141,092.34 for water and $132,750.37 for sewer (total concessions granted $837,548.51).

 

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council receive a report regarding the current pensioner rebate situation, including:

 

·      options for addressing the declining pensioner rebate;

·      financial implications for Council of any options;

·      options for Council in terms of requests to State Government eg increasing State Government  proportion of the rebate and indexing it to CPI and opportunities for lobbying the state government and opposition.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Not receive a report.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The maximum pensioner rebate available is:

·      up to $250.00 for ordinary rates and domestic waste management services

·      up to $87.50 for water supply special rates or charges

·      up to $87.50 for sewerage special rates or charges

Some comparisons:

 

2000/2001

Total number of pensioners         1956

Total Granted                            $734,114.28

 

2010/2011

Total number of pensioners         2380

Total Granted                            $837,548.51

 

Sample assessment comparison:

 

2000/2001

Assessment                             123456

Rates levied:                             $1093.70

Concession Granted:                 $  425.00

Rates Payable:                         $  668.70

% of rates payable =           61.14%

 

2010/2011

Assessment                             123456

Rates levied:                             $1,589.04

Concession Granted:                 $   425.00

Rates Payable:                         $ 1164.04

% of rates payable =            73.25%

 

This matter is not unique to the Nambucca Shire.  However, with our demographic profile ie higher than average percent of pensioner ratepayers, it has particular relevance.  With the State Government elections due in March next year, it may be appropriate for Council and local government to commence lobbying for a greater commitment from State Government for pensioner rebates.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

General Manager

Rates Officer

 

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.      


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 November 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.1      SF959              041110         Outstanding Actions and Reports

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Michael Coulter, General Manager         

 

Summary:

 

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.

 

 

 

No

FILE

NO

COUNCIL

MEETING

SUMMARY OF MATTER

ACTION

BY

STATUS


OCTOBER 2008

1

RF256

 

16/10/08

Notice of Motion - Riverbank Erosion - Riverside Drive Nambucca Heads – report re geotechnical engineers re stability of Riverside Drive

 

 

DES

 

Catchment Assessment:

Final report assessed.  Maintenance recommendation included in works program.  There are a number of existing stormwater inlet pits within the study area which require maintenance.  These pits are blocked with vegetation and debris both within the pit and in the grate and lintel, grates are broken, and lintels are broken, reducing the inlet capacity of each pit.  Maintenance and repair of these pits will at least ensure each pit is functioning to its capacity.

Phase 2 analysis of pipeline from Bismark to Nambucca Streets authorised.  Not expected to be completed until 31 July 2010.

 

GHD advise that ground survey completed.  Capacity analysis starts end of July 2010.

 

Options report received detail design and costing by 26 November 2010.

 


 

MAY 2009

 

2

SF1213

07/05/09

Allocation for retaining wall at Little Beach be deferred for consideration at the September Quarterly Review

 

DES

GM

First letter sent 4 December 2007.

November 2009.

Followup letter sent. 26 June 2009.

No reply at 17 July 2009.

No reply at 10 August 2009.

No reply at 21 August 2009.

No reply at 7 Sept 2009.

No reply expected until Scotts Head Master Plan completed.

Followup letter sent 24 May 2010.

Scotts Head Trust has approved Council spending $40,000. Return letter sent advising that $40,000 matching contribution is required.

Project will not proceed unless budget is $80,000.  Cancel project and reallocate Section 94 funds if Scotts Head Reserve Trust do not contribute $40,000.

 

At Council’s meeting on 7 October 2010 it was resolved to receive advice on what Council land and what Crown land it concerns and also that the money be allocated to other projects in Scotts Head and be reported back to Council.  Report scheduled for November 2010.

 

JULY 2009

 

3

SF1272

16/07/09

Council consider as a first priority the provision of a data link and adequate server for backup in the quarterly review.  That Council consider suitable remote office space to house disaster recovery equipment at the quarterly review.

 

GM

Report to meeting on 19/11/09.

Deferred to December 2009.

Quotes being sought for fibre optic link to the Library.  Will report when quotes are in.

Indefinitely delayed due to workload, illness and completion of Civica (Authority) implementation.

Provision made in Budget for 2010/11.

IT Support Officer now proceeding with implementation.

 

 

AUGUST 2009

 

4

SF544

20/08/09

Council adopt the draft Bellwood Local Roads and Traffic Infrastructure Developer Contribution Plan and review within 12 months.

 

GM

September 2010.

Plan currently being reviewed.

 

Deferred to October 2010.

 

Not completed – deferred to November 2010.

OCTOBER 2009

 

5

SF1075

15/10/09

Council review staffing requirements & costs for CCP milestones as well as the savings made in 12 months time.

 

DES

October 2010.

“Planet Footprint” engaged for 1 year at a cost of $3,450 to report on energy consumption by site and also to negotiate lower tariff for halls and museums with Country Energy.  Their first report will be to the October 2010 meeting.

 

Information not received at business paper deadline.

 

JANUARY 2010

 

6

SF839

21/01/10

General Manager and Directors be reminded to report on potential revotes at quarterly reviews.

 

GM

On-going.

 

 

 

 


 

FEBRUARY 2010

7

SF1471

18/02/10

Council canvass option on reducing Councillor numbers in the next customer survey

 

GM

Provision for Customer Survey made in 2010/2011 budget.  Jetty Research has been engaged.  Tentative booking made for late October/November.  Draft questions circulated and comments being received.

 

Questions have now been finalised and circulated to Councillors.  Survey commences on Monday 11/10 and should be completed within two weeks.

 

Survey completed. Presentation of findings at 17 November GPC.

 

MARCH 2010

8

SF1031

15/04/10

A report comes to Council in 6 months time to review the take up rate of the new tank rebate and identify any Council buildings where a rainwater storage tank could be installed.

 

DEP

Report to November 2010 GPC.

MAY 2010

9

SF98

20/05/10

Road naming – item be deferred so that Unkya LALC can be consulted regarding appropriate local Aboriginal names.

 

DES

No response at this stage.

Developer has asked Council to select names.

List of default names being developed by MTS.

Report to Council on 18 November 2010.

10

SF820

20/05/10

Quarterly performance review be presented to Clrs for comment at the first Council meeting of the month; with comments to be received by the next business paper deadline; and with the Performance review + Councillors comments to be considered at the following GPC.  Also dot points be replaced with no’s & an electronic copy to be provided to those Councillors who want it.

 

GM

On-going

11

SF46

20/05/10

Council consider becoming a member of the NSW Cemetery and Crematoria Association in 12 months time.

 

DEP

Report in May 2011.

JUNE 2010

12

SF358

3/06/10

In relation to the Macksville Memorial Aquatic Centre, that Council receive a report on funding sources for the projected expenditure which will be required to maintain the facility.

 

GM

August 2010.

Deferred to September.

 

Discussions commenced with S94 Coordinator.  Grants Officer will investigate external grant options further.  November 2010.

JULY 2010

13

SF1487

1/07/10

Complaint regarding lack of access at the Salvation Army Thrift store in Macksville be investigated and planning staff advise whether a DA was required for the change of use and whether there were any conditions regarding wheelchair access.

 

DEP

Matter being investigated.

 

Discussion with operators regarding the construction of a ramp underway.

14

SF755

15/07/10

That Council defer a decision on demolition of the old amenities at Coronation Park to allow the Junior and Senior Rugby League Clubs to put their proposed business plan to Council explaining the uses, and how the work and ongoing maintenance is to be funded.

 

DES

Awaiting response from Clubs by the Committee of Management.

Committee submitted proposal for retention of amenities.

 

Report deferred to November to allow for further consultation with the clubs.

15

SF1528

15/07/10

GIPA – review policies and prepare registers by August 2010, define open access information by September 2010, complete publication guide and submit to OIC by October 2010, upload all information to web by November.

 

GM

Review of policies and preparation of registers underway.

 

See item in GPC business paper for November 2010.

 

Publication guide to be referred to meeting on 18 November 2010.

16

SF638

15/07/10

Council formulate a plan of management for land which is occupied by the Valla Beach Pre-School.

 

GM

Scheduled for October 2010.

 

Deferred to November 2010.

17

SF15

15/07/10

That a report goes to Council on the response to the tender for suitable parties to operate the saleyard under a long term lease arrangement.

 

GM

December 2010

18

SF218

15/07/10

Council review investigations to extend sewer to the Lower Nambucca and investigate effluent disposal issues in Eungai.

 

GM/

DEP

Letter sent to owners in Lower Nambucca.  Briefing and discussion with property owners to be arranged.

DEP to investigate Eungai.

De Groot Benson to be contacted concerning a meeting date. 

 

AUGUST 2010

19

PRF71

19/08/10

Council’s Ranger to continue surveillance of the Skate Park and provide another report on the outcome of the surveillance.

 

DEP

Report 18 November 2010

20

SF382

19/08/10

That Council meet with the Minister for Lands to discuss major issues re Scotts Head Master Plan (semi-permanents and maintenance of day area)

 

GM

Letter sent on 25 August 2010 to Minister requesting delegation (Trim 20792/2010)

 

No response as at 12 October 2010.

 

Reminder letter sent on 26 October 2010.

 

21

SF382

19/08/10

Council hold a workshop in open meeting to discuss and formulate a position to put to the Minister for Lands.  Workshop to select reps to attend delegation to the Minister.

 

GM

Contact being made with Dept. of Lands and other stakeholders (business, community and semi-permanents) about a date.  Proposed to be a special GPC.  Awaiting formal advice from the Dept. of Lands as to whether they will attend a workshop.

Letter to Minister 26 August (Trim 20792/2010)

Letter to Bob Birse 31 August (Trim 21179/2010)

No response to either letters above as at 6/9/2010.

Follow up email sent to Land and Property Authority (Dept. of Lands) on 20 September 2010.

 

Further follow-up email sent to Land and Property Authority on 28 September 2010.

 

Land & Property Management advise that a submission has been made to the a/g Director North regarding the Authority’s attendance at the proposed workshop.  Council to be formally advised of the acting Director’s decision.

 

Still no response as at 11 October despite following the matter up on several occasions.  If Land and Property decline to attend a workshop, there will be a report to Council to finalise action based on the written advice which has been received from the Authority.

 

Letter received.  To be reported to November 2010 GPC.

 

22

PRF54

19/08/10

Boultons Crossing Reserve – matter be deferred and CoM be notified of Council’s intention to seek an expression of interest from the NPWS to manage the reserve.

 

GM

Letter sent 25 August 2010.

 

No response as at 11 October 2010.

 

Response received on 27 October 2010.  To be reported to Council on 18 November 2010.

23

SF1478

19/08/10

That the net proceeds of the sale of the subdivided lots in Short Street be recorded and be reimbursed to the Coronation Park Amenities Project from the future sales of land within the Nambucca industrial subdivision project.

GM

Awaiting auction of subdivided lots in Short Street on 9 October 2010.

Lots passed in.  To be advertised for sale by private treaty.

That Council reiterate Item 2 from the resolution of 21 May 2009:

That Council provide a written undertaking to the Coronation Park Committee of Management that all proceeds from the sale of the land will be expended on agreed improvements to Coronation Park.

SEPTEMBER 2010

24

SF1471, SF611

2/9/2010

Write to Minister for Local Govt requesting that the LG (manufactured Home Estates etc) Regulation 2005 be amended to require proposals to locate new dwellings in caravan parks to be notified to council prior to placement

 

DEP

Letter sent on 10/9/2010.

 

No response as at 26/10/2010.

25

SF725

16/09/10

Council write to Minister for Roads, RTA and Local Traffic Committee re review of speed limit on Pacific Highway b/w Nambucca Heads and Burkes Lane and a median barrier.  Also Traffic Committee be asked to declare section a black spot.

 

GM

DES

Letters  sent on 20/10/2010

 

Listed for Traffic Committee 5 October 2010.

 

Listed for December 2010 meeting.

26

SF959

16/09/10

In regard to item 1 – Riverside Drive – GHD be requested to expedite completion of the project and provide a time line for same.

 

DES

Due weekend 1 October and report to Council 21 October 2010.

 

Options report received detail design and costing by 26 November 2010.

 

27

SF741

16/09/10

That a further report on the Paveline operations be prepared for the half year July 2010 to December 2010 for comparison with the same period in the previous year.

 

DES

Report in February 2011

28

SF741

16/09/10

Council pursue the potential of recovering the cost (of the enlarged sludge lagoon at the Nambucca Heads STP) from the Public Works Department.

 

GM

Contracts have been reviewed and a letter containing a claim has been sent to the PWD on 29 September 2010.  Response received from PWD on 11 October denying liability.  Meeting to be held on 28 October 2010.

29

T030/2010

16/09/10

Council receive a report outlining the advantages and disadvantages of using contracted traffic control compared to Council staff.

 

DES

To be reported as part of the Organisation Review in December 2010.

OCTOBER 2010

30

SF182

7/10/10

GM seek an estimate of cost to carry out modelling of potential loss of water through on stream discharge.

 

GM

Request for a proposal sent to Dams section of PWD on 8 October.  Proposal expected by 18 October.

31

SF182

7/10/10

Council write to State Opposition and ask them whether they would be willing to support an on stream dam as opposed to an off stream dam.

 

GM

Letter sent 12 October 2010.

32

RF275

7/10/10

Council seek the approval of the RTA to funding a Value Management Workshop for the Bellingen Road with representation as resolved.

 

GM

Letter sent 12 October 2010.  On 25 October RTA Asset Manager advised that a decision by head office should be available in the w/e 5 November 2010.

33

SF878

7/10/10

Mid North Weight of Loads Group – further information to be provided on the Group’s activities.

 

DES

Listed for November 2010.

34

SF82

7/10/10

General Manager’s Performance Review Committee – composition of Committee deferred to allow consultation with consultant.

 

GM

Report in November 2010.  Report to meeting on 4 November 2010.

35

 

21/20/10

Council receive a report on the River Street Foreshore Plan, including staging, and then visit the site with Joan’s Army, Mr Graham Hughes and other interested people.  Alternative options to removing the trees to be considered.

 

DES

To be referred to December GPC.

36

SF90

21/10/10

That Council write to the Traffic Committee requesting information and submissions relating to B Doubles on Old Coast Road so as to have the opportunity to consider the matter before the Traffic Committee makes a final determination.

 

DES

To be reported to 18 November 2010 Council meeting.

37

SF394

21/10/10

Council be provided with advice on details of transfer of funds from ANZ to UBS Wealth Management Australia Ltd.

 

GM

Report to meeting on 18 November 2010.

38

SF1031

21/10/10

New policies be reported back to Council for determination.

 

GM

January 2011.

39            

SF992

21/10/10

Council consider allocation of $20,000 in September 2010 Budget Review for the completion of the SES extensions.

 

DES

 

40

SF29

21/10/10

Special workshop on options of running a library service if Council does not continue with the CRL agreement.

 

DEP

Targeting 17 November 2010 GPC.

41

SF593

21/10/10

Council make urgent representations to the Minister for Education re urgent attention to drainage and safety issues at the Nambucca Heads High School and Frank Partridge VC Primary School grounds.

 

DES

Letter sent 27 October 2010.

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 November 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.2      SF1486            041110         30 June 2010 Budget Review

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Craig Doolan, Manager Financial Services         

 

Summary:

 

General Fund:                The original 2009/10 budget forecast a deficit net change in working capital of $6,600. Items revoted from 2008/09 amounted to $947,900 and internal loans due of $675,547, leaving an adjusted deficit of $1,630,047.

 

The estimated 30 June 2010 net change in working capital for the year 2009/10 is a surplus of $353,268, which changes to a deficit of $1,392,172 after net revotes to 2010/11 of $1,114,100 and internal loans due of $631,340. Thus, an improvement in working capital of $231,275 and a surplus of $237,875 on the original budget.

 

Water Supplies:             The original 2009/10 budget forecast a deficit net change in working capital of $12,100. Items revoted from 2008/09 amounted to $41,300, leaving an adjusted deficit of $53,400.

 

The estimated 30 June 2010 net change in working capital for the year 2009/10 is a surplus of $196,138, which remains a surplus of $196,138 after net revotes to 2010/11 of $0. Thus, an improvement in working capital of $237,438 and a surplus of $249,538 on the original budget.

 

Sewerage Services:        The original 2009/10 budget forecast a deficit net change in working capital of $42,200. Items revoted from 2008/09 amounted to $20,000, leaving an adjusted deficit of $62,200.

 

The estimated 30 June 2010 net change in working capital for the year 2009/10 is a surplus of $123,346, which changes to a surplus of $98,346 after revotes to 2010/11 of $25,000. Thus, an improvement in working capital of $118,346 and a surplus of $160,546 on the original budget.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1        That the budget review results to 30 June, 2010 be adopted subject to a final report with the Annual Statements.

 

2        That the list of revotes be approved and included as subvotes for 2010/11.

 

OPTIONS:

 

Not Applicable

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

This budget review has been delayed due to implementation issues associated with the conversion of Council’s corporate software. Council sought and was granted an extension to finalise its end of year financial statements with Council’s auditors booked for the week ending 12 November 2010. The financial statements are expected to be presented to Council by the 16 December meeting. Correspondingly it is likely that the September 2010 Budget Review will also be delayed. Although it will be attempted to provide future budget reviews in a similar format their can be no guarantee due to the variation in the configuration of the financial data under the new Authority system.

 

This budget Review Statement is submitted with revised operating results and summary of Current Liquid Equity as at the 30 June, 2010.

 

A summary of Current Liquid Equity is shown on page 1 of the circularised budget review document. A review of the estimated results for 2009/10 is discussed below and explanations from responsible officers for items impacting the budget result by 5% or $10,000 are shown on page 2 of the budget review document. A list of revote explanations are provided on page 10.

 

From page 14 of  the Budget Review document actual totals and the variances for each budget review heading are shown. The end column lists the expenditure and revenue that is available for revote to 2010/11. Jobs containing revotes are individually displayed.

 

It should be noted that the results shown are preliminary and are subject to further end of year annual statement procedures and audit. Changes to the estimated position as a result of the completion of the Annual Statements will be reported as part of the presentation of the audited Financial Statements.

 

Circularised also for Council’s information is a Coloured Pictorial Review of Projects.  Please note the Quarterly Capital Works Program Review will be circularised as a late document.

 

GENERAL ACTIVITIES

 

Current Liquid Equity

 

Current Liquid Equity (CLE) represents Council’s ‘working funds’ account or Council’s short term uncommitted cash balance. The greater the level of CLE the more ability Council has to manage day to day and short term contingencies. At the 30 June after taking into account non cash operational items such as depreciation and employees leave liability the remaining surplus or deficit either increases or decreases CLE respectively. During a budget year CLE will fluctuate depending on blowouts or savings in expenditure, unplanned inclusions to the budget, and new, greater or less than estimated sources of income.

 

At the 30 June 2010, the current liquid equity position for General, net of depreciation and employees leave liability provision is estimated as a surplus of $3,619,405. Allowing for net revotes of $1,114,100 and internal loans due of $631,340, the adjusted estimated position is $1,873,965 (Surplus).

 

General’s net current liquid equity position at the 30 June 2009, was a surplus of $1,642,690, therefore the estimated position has improved by $231,275.

 

Current Liquid Equity is healthy and estimated to be $600,000 above the minimum level as per Council’s policies.

 

Budget Review Result

 

The 2000/10 General Activities Budget was adopted with a $6,600 deficit.

 

For the September 2009 Budget Review, a substantial forecast improvement of Council’s investment earnings paved the way for a pleasing first quarter report with the net result forecast to improve by $361,100 despite reductions in the Grants Commission and RTA grant allocations as well as additional funds of $85,000 required for buildings maintenance and operational costs after inspections data was updated.

 

A number of individual variations were needed in the December 2009 Budget Review where a net variation of $156,400 reduced the forecast result to $205,200. Among these variances was a $128,000 for emergency roads and bridges expenditure coming from October and November flood damage that had yet been approved by the RTA. Also a revised forecast of town planning operational items saw the need to vary income down by $41,000 and legal costs up by $31,000.

 

The March 2010 Budget Review further reduced the expected surplus. Once again a number of variations had an impact. An expected reimbursement of town planning legal fees did not come to fruition and along with further legal expenses relating to another matter a variation totalling $94,000 was required. An additional $50,000 was required for rural roads sealed pavement maintenance along with $39,000 for the cycleway coastline project. The total net variation for the March Budget Review was $202,500 and reduced the expected surplus to just $2,700.

 

In conjunction with the adoption of the 2010/11 Budget on the 17 June, Council resolved to utilise anticipated 2009/10 savings identified by Director Engineering Services. The following resolutions were made in relation to the identified savings:

 

That Council note the savings to resealing in the 2009/10 budget of $104,000.

 

That Council note the deferral of an asset management software module in 2009/10 representing $70,000 in the current budget.

 

That Council note the minimum works required for landslips at Jason Cottages allowing the deletion of $146,000 in the current 2009/10 budget.

 

This June 2010 Budget Review sees a further improvement of $460,000 to the March Budget Review. The major surplus items in addition to those identified above relate to the following:

 

·              Unrestricted interest on investments - $111,000

·              Administration Expenses - $60,000

·              Engineering Salaries and other expenses - $51,000

·              Other Waste Operations - $80,000

·              Street Lighting - $78,700

·              Superannuation contributions - $64,000

 

There are a number of other items that offset an overrun of $76,000 on Rural Roads as well as a $70,500 variation to other non general fund overhead distribution jobs.

 

Therefore in light of the additional surplus items mentioned above, acting Director Engineering Services recommends that two of the identified savings items at Council’s 17 June meeting be reinstated. As a result the resealing and landslip allocations are shown as revotes to 2010/11.

 

Utilising the required $323,000 in savings towards the 2010/11 budget, a positive surplus variation to CLE from the previous quarter of $228,575 still remains and as mentioned earlier a surplus result of $231,275 for the year.

 

WATER SUPPLIES

 

Current Liquid Equity

 

The current liquid equity position for Water Supplies, net of depreciation is estimated as a surplus of $1,630,714. Allowing for net revotes of $0, the adjusted estimated position remains at $1,630,714 (Surplus).

 

Water Supplies’ net current liquid equity position at the 30 June 2009, was a surplus of $1,393,276, therefore the estimated position has improved by $237,438.

 

Current Liquid Equity levels remain strong at approximately $1,000,000 above the minimum level as per Council’s policy.

 

Budget Review Result

 

Council adopted a $12,100 deficit net change in working capital in the original budget. An increase in expected interest earnings of $68,000 partly offset expenditure increases of $37,400 and $40,000 for property insurance and reservoir metering respectively. The net variance required was a deficit of $9,400 and increased the predicted deficit to $21,500.

 

The only variance of note for the December 2009 Budget Review was an increase of $40,000 in energy costs for pump stations. The deficit was increased to $59,600 in that review. Only a slight decline of $4,100 was experienced with the March 2010 Budget Review.

 

This June ’10 Budget Review forecasts an improvement from the March review of $301,100 with savings of around $125,000 in operating income and expenses, additional subsidy for the IWCM Concept and Strategy of $106,000 and $40,000 in overheads being the variations of note.

 

SEWERAGE SERVICES.

 

Current Liquid Equity

 

The current liquid equity position for Sewerage Services, net of depreciation is estimated as a surplus of $735,661. Allowing for net revotes of $25,000, the adjusted estimated position is $710,661 (Surplus).

 

General’s net current liquid equity position at the 30 June 2009, was a surplus of $592,315, therefore the estimated position has improved by $118,346.

 

Current Liquid Equity levels remains satisfactory at approximately $300,000 above the minimum level as per Council’s policy.

 

Budget Review Result

 

Council adopted a $42,200 deficit net change in working capital in the original budget. An increase of $24,800 interest earnings was forecast for the September 2009 Budget Review. As with Water Supplies increases in both insurance and energy costs were required an totalled $84,200. The deficit in Sewerage increased to $98,800.

 

The December 2009 Budget Review saw an improvement of $48,800 to the predicted result. The interest free loan secured through the NSW Local Infrastructure Fund yielded savings of $158,000 in interest and more than offset an additional $70,000 required for the replacement of the Bowraville Drying Beds.

 

Variances of $10,000 were required for the Bowraville and Macksville treatment works operations and maintenance budgets in the March 2010 Budget Review and were the main contributing factors to the predicted operating deficit rising to $71,500.

 

This June ’10 Budget Review forecasts an improvement from the March review of $189,800 with savings in overheads of around $118,000 and $55,000 in operating income and expenses the major items of variations.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Budget item responsible officers

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

Not applicable.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

Refer to discussion.

 

Attachments:

1View

 - CIRCULARISED DOCUMENT - 30 JUNE 2010 BUDGET REVIEW

 

2View

 - CIRCULARISED DOCUMENT - Coloured Pictorial Review of Projects - 30 June 2010

 

3View

 - CIRCULARISED DOCUMENT - LATE - Quarterly Capital Works Program Review

 

  


Ordinary Council Meeting - 4 November 2010

30 June 2010 Budget Review

 

 

 

 

 

CIRCULARISED DOCUMENT

 

 

 

 

 

30 JUNE 2010 BUDGET REVIEW

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 4 November 2010

30 June 2010 Budget Review

 

 

 

 

 

CIRCULARISED DOCUMENT

 

 

30 June 2010 Budget Review

 

 

 

Coloured Pictorial Review of Projects - 30 June 2010

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 4 November 2010

30 June 2010 Budget Review

 

 

 

 

 

CIRCULARISED DOCUMENT - LATE

 

 

30 June 2010 Budget Review

 

 

 

Quarterly Capital Works Program Review

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 November 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.3      SF182              041110         On-River Dam at League Creek - Proposal for Modelling Potential Water Loss from In-River Discharge

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Michael Coulter, General Manager         

 

Summary:

 

The proposal indicates that a hydraulic model could be prepared for $21,852 including GST, however this does not cover the provision of critical survey information nor does it address the question of existing water licences referred to in the request.

 

The hydraulic model requires the preparation of river sections at 1 km intervals over a distance of approximately 40-45 kilometres.  If this information was to be gathered by consultant surveyors it is estimated that it would cost an additional $20,000.  No cost estimate has been obtained for advice on the existing water licences and their impact on modelling.

 

However the supply of manual cross sections to prepare the model would be redundant if an on-river dam were to be further investigated because ultimately the whole catchment for an on-river dam together with in-river discharge would need to be the subject of a digital elevation model.

 

The cost of acquiring LIDAR data for the catchment of an on-river dam at League Creek as well as the 40-45 kilometre stretch of river between the dam and the borefield at Bowraville is estimated at $100,000.  At this stage a quotation has not been obtained.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1        That the information concerning the proposal for modelling potential water loss from in-river discharge between an on-river dam at the junction of North Arm and League Creek and the Bowraville borefield be received.

 

2        That NSW Public Works be thanked for supplying their consultancy proposal and be advised that Council has decided not to proceed with the work.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council can proceed with the proposal to undertake modelling at a minimum estimated cost of $42,000.  However if there are to be further investigations into an on-river dam at the junction of League Creek and the Nambucca River, it would be preferable for a digital elevation model of the dam catchment and in-river discharge to be prepared at an estimated cost of $100,000.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

At Council’s meeting on 7 October 2010 it was resolved;

 

“that the General Manager seek an estimate of cost to carry our modelling of potential loss of water through on-stream discharge”.

 

The resolution was in response to a report that addressed a previous resolution seeking more detail on the delivery of water from an on-stream dam and its collection at the borefield.

 

A proposal was sought from Dams and Civil Section of the NSW Public Works.  The instruction to NSW Public Works and their response in the form of a consultancy proposal are both attached.

 

The proposal indicates that a hydraulic model could be prepared for $21,852 including GST, however this does not cover the provision of critical survey information nor does it address the question of existing water licences referred to in the request.

 

The hydraulic model requires the preparation of river sections at 1 km intervals over a distance of approximately 40-45 kilometres.  If this information was to be gathered by consultant surveyors it is estimated that it would cost an additional $20,000.  No cost estimate has been obtained for advice on the existing water licences and their impact on modelling.

 

However the supply of manual cross sections to prepare the model would be redundant if an on-river dam were to be further investigated because ultimately the whole catchment for an on-river dam together with in-river discharge would need to be the subject of a digital elevation model.

 

A digital elevation model (DEM) is a digital representation of the ground surface topography.  The cheapest way to produce a digital elevation model of the catchment would be to gather elevation data using optical remote sensing technology such as LIDAR (light detection and ranging).  Essentially LIDAR uses an aircraft to emit laser pulses and then to measure the delay between transmission of the pulse and detection of the reflected signal.  It has a very high level of accuracy and hence is ideal for building an accurate DEM which would not only be used for modelling in-stream flows but also catchment flow rates to determine environmental flows, spillway size and dam break strategies.

 

The cost of acquiring LIDAR data for the catchment of an on-river dam at League Creek as well as the 40-45 kilometre stretch of river between the dam and the borefield at Bowraville is estimated at $100,000.  At this stage a quotation has not been obtained.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been consultation with Council’s Surveyor as to the cost of obtaining 40-45 cross sections of the river between League Creek and the Bowraville borefield.

 

There has been consultation with Council’s Senior GIS Officer about the cost of acquiring LIDAR for the dam catchment and also the river between League Creek and the Bowraville borefiled.

 

An email has also been received from the Principal Urban Water Manager (Urban Water, North) from the Office of Water in response to Council’s deliberations concerning on-river storage.  His advice is as follows:

 

“I understand Council has received further information regarding the option of an on-stream storage. I have not seen any outcomes however I understand Council is considering options that could make this type of option affordable, mainly via releasing water from the storage to provide for environmental flows and re-charge of the borefield. A couple of points should be noted about this type of proposal:

 

1. The original investigations for the off-stream storage included an option for releasing flows from the dam back into the river upstream of the borefield. This option was investigated and was discarded by Council because the agencies advised of significant concerns regarding water quality and temperature impacts on the river. The option was recognised as being potentially viable but it would take significant investigations and modelling to prove that it was a sustainable option, with a high risk it could have unsustainable impacts.

 

2. Although the Government does not have a hard and fast "no on-stream dams" policy, it would need to be clearly demonstrated that an on-stream dam was the only viable option before it would be supported by Government. The current experience from the proposed Tillegra dam would also suggest Council would likely run up against some stiff community opposition to such a proposal.”

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

At this stage there are no implications for the environment.

 

Social

 

At this stage there are no social implications.

 

Economic

 

At this stage there are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

With pre-construction and funding investigations for an off-river dam now at a very advanced stage, continuing investigation of on-river storage could be confusing to both the State and Federal Governments, both of whom have promised substantial grants for an off-river storage.  It will also be confusing to rate payers who may perceive that Council is now changing its mind about the desirability of an off-river storage after having spent in excess of $4m in pre-construction investigations.

 

Representations have also been received from property owners who may be affected by a dam at the junction of North Arm and League Creek.  They are concerned about the uncertainty created by speculation about an on-river dam and its affect on their lives and property values.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

The recommendation has no financial implications.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

The recommendation has no implication for working funds.

 

Attachments:

1View

25779/2010 - Request for a proposal for modelling in-stream water loss

 

2View

25757/2010 - Proposal from NSW Public Works

 

  


Ordinary Council Meeting - 4 November 2010

On-River Dam at League Creek - Proposal for Modelling Potential Water Loss from In-River Discharge

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting - 4 November 2010

On-River Dam at League Creek - Proposal for Modelling Potential Water Loss from In-River Discharge

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 November 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.4      SF827              041110         NSW Local Government Grants Commission - Special Submissions Relating to 2011-2012 Grants

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Michael Coulter, General Manager         

 

Summary:

 

Council has received the attached letter from the NSW Local Government Grants Commission which sets out a detailed summary of the 2010-2011 grant calculations for Nambucca Shire Council.

 

In reviewing the disability factors and reflecting on relative financial disadvantage over the past 12 months, a Natural Disaster Declaration or Declarations in the previous 12 months could be considered as a disability measure on the basis that Council has to fund $29,000 for the first event with a cap of $68,000 in any one financial year.  In 2009/2010 Council incurred a cost of $68,000 as a consequence of the floods of 2009.  This is equivalent to approximately a 0.9% of Council’s rate income.

 

It is recommended that a Natural Disaster Declaration affecting an LGA in the previous 12 months be put to the Grants Commission as a disability factor.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council make a submission to the NSW Local Government Grants Commission requesting that consideration be given to making a Natural Disaster Declaration or Declarations in the previous 12 months a disability measure on the grounds that in 2009/2010 Council incurred an additional cost of $68,000 or 0.9% of its rate income in meeting the cost of repairs as a consequence of a series of floods.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council choose to make a submission to the NSW Grants Commission or not respond.  Council can raise other matters in relation to expenditure disabilities. 

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Council has received the attached letter from the NSW Local Government Grants Commission which sets out a detailed summary of the 2010-2011 grant calculations for Nambucca Shire Council.

 

The Grants Commission is providing Council with the opportunity to present information on the financial impact of inherent expenditure disabilities beyond its control that are generally not recognised in the current methodology.  The Council is not required to make a submission.

 

Council has previously made a submission to the Grants Commission on a revenue allowance being the proportion of our population living in caravan parks.  This submission was made on the basis that per dwelling, the rateable income from caravan parks is only about 10% of a typical house on a residential allotment.  However the submission was unsuccessful.

 

In reviewing the disability factors and reflecting on relative financial disadvantage over the past 12 months, a Natural Disaster Declaration or Declarations in the previous 12 months could be considered as a disability measure on the basis that Council has to fund $29,000 for the first event with a cap of $68,000 in any one financial year.  In 2009/2010 Council incurred a cost of $68,000 as a consequence of the floods of 2009.  This is equivalent to approximately a 0.9% of Council’s rate income.

 

It is recommended that a Natural Disaster Declaration affecting an LGA in the previous 12 months be put to the Grants Commission as a disability factor.

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There has been no consultation in the preparation of the report.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no implications for the environment.

 

Social

 

There are no social implications.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

There is no risk.  Council is simply making a submission that may be accepted or rejected.

 

 

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

 

At this stage there is no impact on working funds.

 

Attachments:

1View

26193/2010 - NSW Grants Commission Summary

 

  


Ordinary Council Meeting - 4 November 2010

NSW Local Government Grants Commission - Special Submissions Relating to 2011-2012 Grants

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 November 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.5      SF839              041110         Arrangements for General Manager's Performance Review Committee

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Michael Coulter, General Manager         

 

Summary:

 

The General Manager’s Performance Review Committee and myself met with the facilitator, Mr Mark Anderson from the Local Government and Shires Associations on 14 October 2010 to conduct the mid term performance monitoring.

 

In subsequent reviews it is proposed that the General Manager provide a presentation of their achievements to the full Council with either the Performance Review Committee or Council to then meet to determine the rankings according to a 4 point scale.

 

With the proposed presentation to the full Council which will include the opportunity for questions, it is recommended that the performance reviews continue to be undertaken by a Committee of the Council.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1        That the information concerning the presentation by the General Manager of his achievements to the full Council prior to a meeting of the Performance Review Committee be received.

 

2        That the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillor Moran OAM comprise the General Manager’s Performance Review Committee.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Council can elect to have the General Manager’s Performance Review conducted by the whole Council or by a Committee of the Council.  If it is a Committee then there are also options as to the number of Councillors who are appointed to the Committee.

 

Council can choose whether or not to use a facilitator.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

At Council’s meeting on 7 October 2010 it was resolved to defer the appointment of the General Manager’s Performance Review Committee pending consultation with the facilitator in relation to the composition of the Committee.

 

The General Manager’s Performance Review Committee and myself met with the facilitator, Mr Mark Anderson from the Local Government and Shires Associations on 14 October 2010 to conduct the mid term performance monitoring.

 

Mr Anderson has recommended some changes to the review process.

 

Firstly, the reviews are to be undertaken using a standard template that provides a 4 point rating scale for the assessment of 32 separate criteria.  The rating scale for each criterion is:

 

(A)     More than satisfactory

(B)     Satisfactory

(C)     Some concerns

(D)     Unsatisfactory

(n/a)   Unable to rate because of no personal knowledge or not applicable.

 

Secondly, in subsequent reviews it is proposed that the General Manager provide a presentation of his achievements to the full Council with either the Performance Review Committee or Council to then meet to determine the rankings according to the scale above.

 

Mr Anderson advises that he provides facilitation for Councils where the performance review is undertaken by the whole Council and in others by a Committee of the Council.  The review which was conducted on 14 October took nearly 2 hours.  Allowing for input from an additional 6 Councillors could see the process take much longer.

 

With the proposed presentation to the full Council which will include the opportunity for questions, it is recommended that the performance reviews continue to be undertaken by a Committee of the Council.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There was discussion concerning the changes to the review process at the meeting on 14 October 2010.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There are no implications for the environment.

 

Social

 

There are no social implications.

 

Economic

 

There are no economic implications.

 

Risk

 

There are no particular risks.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

The Local Government and Shires Associations charge $1,000 plus costs for the half yearly facilitation and $1,800 plus costs for the annual facilitation.  The meeting on 14 October was the half yearly performance monitoring with the annual review due in April 2011.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There is no specific provision for the facilitation by the Local Government and Shires Association in this year’s budget, although it can be met from the training budget.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 November 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM           SF112              041110         2010 - 2011 Christmas Holidays Closure

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Joanne Hudson, Manager Human Resources         

 

Summary:

 

The report makes recommendations in relation to arrangements for the Christmas/New Year period.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1        That Council close the Administration Centre for the period Monday 27 December 2010 to Monday 3 January 2011 (inclusive) noting that emergency services will be on call in regard to water, sewer, rural fire service, dog control etc.

 

2        That Council conduct only one Ordinary Meeting of Council in January, being Thursday 20 January 2011 as well as the General Purpose Committee Meeting on Wednesday 19 January 2011.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

The options available to Council are:

 

1          Remain open for business during the period between Christmas and New Year;

 

2          Close the Administration Centre only; or

 

3          Close the Administration Centre and some or all of the following worksites: Depot, Waste Facility, Libraries and Visitor Information Centre.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

For some time now, Council has closed the Administration Centre between Christmas and New Year. Solicitors and developers normally take this period as a holiday break and the number of customer enquiries in years prior to closing has been minimal. There have been no formal complaints received or issued raised in relation to Council’s Administration Centre closing between Christmas and New Year.

 

This year the gazetted public holidays fall Saturday 25 December, Monday 27 December 2010, Tuesday 28 December 2010 and Saturday 1 and Monday 3 January 2011. It is therefore proposed to close the Administration Centre between Monday 27 December 2010 and Monday 3 January 2011, re-opening Tuesday 4 January 2011.

 

Employees will be required to take paid leave for the shut down period. Those employees who are financial members of the union members are entitled to an additional public holiday on Wednesday 29 December 2010 for Union Picnic Day in accordance with Clause 18B of the Local Government (State) Award 2007.

 

The closure will be advertised in the local media.

 

With regard to Council’s Libraries, affected staff advocate remaining open between Christmas and New Year as the library is well patronised during this period. Similarly, Council’s Depot, Waste Facility and Visitor Information Centre have remained operational.

 

 


CONSULTATION:

 

Staff, via the Consultative Committee, staff meetings and memos.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

No environmental implications as emergency services are still available.

 

Social

 

Staff based at the Administration Centre will not be accessible during the close down period. However, emergency services will be available and other worksites will remain open.

 

Economic

 

Nil.

 

Risk

 

No risk implications as emergency services are still available.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

There is no impact as staff are required to take paid leave.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Not applicable.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 November 2010

General Manager's Report

ITEM 9.7      SF338              041110         Tewinga Community Centre Committee of Management AGM - 5 OCTOBER 2010 - Minutes

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Monika Schuhmacher, Executive Assistant         

 

Summary:

 

The report acknowledges the Minutes of the annual General Meeting of the Tewinga Community Centre Committee of Management and the new Committee.  Copies of the Minutes of this meeting and the Financial Statement are attached.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council endorse the Minutes of the Committee of Management for the Tewinga Community Centre’s Annual General Meeting held on 5 October 2010 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 Tewinga Community Centre’s Committee of Management was held on Tuesday 5 October 2010.

 

The Committee of Management for 2010/2011 comprises:

 

President                                           Ron Hawkins

Vice President                                    Frank Stennett

Secretary                                           Sharon Golding

Treasurer                                            Peter Renshaw

Committee Members                           Rob Turnell; Barbara Swan; Richard Laxton

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

There was no consultation

 

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 are no financial implications.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

There are no implications for working funds.

 

Attachments:

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26153/2010 - Minutes of AGM 5 October 2010

 

  


Ordinary Council Meeting - 4 November 2010

Tewinga Community Centre Committee of Management AGM - 5 OCTOBER 2010 - Minutes

 

  


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 November 2010

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 10.1    SF1261            041110         Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined to 7 September 2010

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Barbara Parkins, Executive Assistant         

 

Summary:

 

In accordance with Council resolution from 15 May 2008 meeting, the development applications listed below are in excess of 12 months old (Table 1).

 

Table 2 are development applications which have been received but not yet determined due to submissions received. In accordance with Minute 848/08 from Council 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:

 

1          That the list of outstanding development applications (at least 12 months old) and applications received, be noted and received for information by Council.

 

2          That the applications where submissions have been received be noted and received for information by Council.

 

 

 

TABLE 1:       UNRESOLVED DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS IN EXCESS OF 12 MONTHS OLD

 

TOTAL APPLICATIONS OUTSTANDING 12 MONTHS OR MORE:  0

 

TABLE 2:       DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS WHERE SUBMISSIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AND ARE NOT YET DETERMINED

 

DA NO

DATE OF RECEIPT

PROPOSAL

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED/
STAFF COMMENTS

2010/184

06/07/10

Use of rural property for horse breeding and riding school

Lot 1 DP 1016461,  100 Grassy Road, Bowraville

§ Dust and volume of traffic on unsealed road.

§ Impact on health from dust

§ Level of intensity from use of property understated.

§ Noise

Notification expired 13 August 2010.

Applicant requested by letter dated 13 August 2010 to provide additional information to address all aspects of the use of the subject property.

Site visit carried out and new plans to be submitted to address outstanding issues.

Final 7 day letter to provide information or withdraw application issued on 15 October 2010.

 

 


 

DA NO

DATE OF RECEIPT

PROPOSAL

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED/
STAFF COMMENTS

2004/136

Ongoing from Court Decision

11 Lot Rural-Residential Subdivision

Lot 2 in DP 548175, 346 East West Road, Valla

§ Dust issues and related health problems

§ Clearing of koala habitat

§ Impacts on biodiversity

§ Threatened Species Act – 7 part assessment – doesn’t believe it satisfies it

§ Further consideration should be given to soil testing and endangered species

Further additional information received by letter dated 30 July 2010. DA readvertised and renotified until 13/9/10.

Request further information from applicant on 22 September.

Response received indicating information should be with Council by 29/10/10.

2010/230

20/09/10

Dwelling-House

Lot 117 DP 711481, 44 Raleigh Street, Scotts Head

§ Closeness of rear bedrooms to neighbouring property

§ Impact of noise from the Gym

§ Inclusion of windows and door on western elevation

§ Concern whether “gym” area is to be used for accommodation

Awaiting RFS response

Appropriate conditions will be applied to  the use of the gym and other issues raised  will be investigated in the assessment of the application.

 

2008/242
2006/056
2006/092
2006/198
2007/056

Modification

02/09/10

Subdivision Modifications

Lot 34 DP 1042500, 80 Upper Warrell Creek Road, Macksville

§ Original fencing requirements to be maintained

§ Height limits on Lots 61-66 and distances from common boundary – for privacy and security

§ Encroachment to be dealt with

§ Sewer to be available to all lots

§ There is more than enough land on the market at present not sold – do not release any further lots

§ Run-off from properties – drainage issues already exist

Concerns will be dealt with in the assessment of the applications.

Meeting to be held with applicant and consultants to discuss a number of matters.

 

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting

4 November 2010

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 10.2    SF1261            041110         DA's and CDC's Received and Determined under Delegated Authority 13-25 October 2010

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Barbara Parkins, Executive Assistant         

 

Summary:

 

For Council’s information, below are listed Development Applications and Complying Development Applications received by Council and applications determined under Delegated Authority.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council note the Development Applications/Complying Development Applications received and determined under delegated authority.

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS/COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
13-25 OCTOBER 2010

 

DA Number

Application Date

Development

Address

2010/245

13/10/2010

Dwelling-House

Lot 932 DP 1151480, 66 Seaforth Drive, Valla Beach

2010/246

13/10/2010

Two lot subdivision

Lot 191 DP 1147974, 360 Upper Warrell Creek Road, Congarinni

2010/247

14/10/2010

Staged development - Stage 1 Rural Shed, Stage 2 Dwelling

Lot 21 DP 1089016, Koala Close, Valla

2010/248

14/10/2010

Patio Cover

Lot 22 DP 1075284, 187 Sullivans Road, Valla

2010/249

19/10/2010

Annexe to existing shed

Lot 1 DP 434625, 111 Rodeo Drive, Macksville

2010/250

18/10/2010

Concrete Retaining Wall

Lot 97 DP 262590, 26 Bent Street, Nambucca Heads

2010/251

18/10/2010

Glass Enclosure

Lot 1 DP 864618, 192 Talarm Road, Talarm

2010/252

18/10/2010

Single storey dwelling, plus retaining wall

Lot 723 DP 1151479, 56 Seaforth Drive, Valla Beach

 

 

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS AND MODIFICATIONS DETERMINED UNDER DELEGATED AUTHORITY 13-25 OCTOBER 2010

 

CONSENT/ DA

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

DEVELOPMENT DETERMINED

EST VALUE $

2010/224

Lot 14 DP 1049360, Charles Place, Nambucca Heads

Dwelling-House & Garage

330,000

 

COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT – NIL DETERMINED

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting

4 November 2010

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 10.3    SF97                041110         Review of Alcohol Free Zone in and around Bowra Street Nambucca Heads

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Coral Hutchinson, Manager Community and Cultural Services         

 

Summary:

 

The Alcohol Free Zone (AFZ) in and around Bowra Street Nambucca Heads concludes on 10 January 2011.

 

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 conclusions are that the Zone has achieved 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.

 

During a period of community consultation which closed Friday, 8 October 2010, 8 submissions were received (see attached). There were a variety of comments in regard to the boundary of the Zone, the need for alcohol “prohibited” areas and including additional areas within the AFZ; however all are in favour of re-establishing the Zone.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

1          That Council establish an Alcohol Free Zone in Nambucca Heads in accordance with Section 644 of the Local Government Act (1993) in the area described as:

·           a Southern boundary of Nelson Street from the eastern side of the Creek Street intersection, past the RSL Club; through Gordon Park including the roadway between the children’s play area and the river;

·           an Eastern boundary of Wellington Drive (between the river and Ridge Street) and Estuary Lane;

·           a Northern boundary being Short Street (from Estuary Lane), Fletcher Street and Mann Street to the intersection with West Street; and

·           a Western boundary being Creek Street, south to its intersection with Fraser Street.

 

2          That the Zone becomes effective upon expiry of the current Zone and concludes 10 January 2015.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

1          Re-establish the Alcohol Free Zone with the current or a different boundary.

2          Not re-establish the Zone.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

During late 2007 Council considered the establishment of the Alcohol Free Zone (AFZ) in and around the central business area of Nambucca Heads. Following substantial community support the Zone was established and commenced in January 2008. At the time, AFZs could be established for only 3 years (now 4 years) and therefore the Zone will conclude 10 January 2011; however it can be re-established if consultation with the community and Police show it is still needed.

 

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, have the liquor tipped out or confiscated, or be fined. 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.

 

Note: Council has deemed the consumption of liquor unlawful in some of its parks and reserves under Section 632 of the Local Government Act. Section 632 allows a Council to erect a sign or notice prohibiting certain actions or activities eg driving, parking or using a vehicle in a place; taking an animal into a place; or doing a particular thing in a place (such as consuming liquor).

 

The two approaches (an AFZ and a prohibition of drinking) are designed to cater for different environments where there are different activities: The hard streetscape of car parks and footpaths as opposed to green spaces for outdoor recreation and leisure.

 

The current AFZ is described as follows:

 

·           Southern boundary of Nelson Street from the eastern side of the Creek Street intersection, past the RSL Club; through Gordon Park including the roadway between the children’s play area and the river;

·           Eastern boundary of Wellington Drive (between the River and Ridge Street) and Estuary Lane;

·           Northern boundary being Short St (from Estuary Lane), Fletcher Street and Mann Street to the intersection with West Street;

·           Western boundary being Creek Street, south to its intersection with Fraser Street.

 

 

 

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.

 

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 Nambucca Heads AFZ has worked has come from the community during the 3 years of the Zone’s operation. The submissions received during the review provide further evidence and the conclusion is that Council should re-establish the AFZ.

 

The review also creates an opportunity to assess the scope and extent of the Zone. A number of the submissions to the AFZ review refer to problems from anti-social behaviour (related to liquor consumption) at Gordon Park, and “ANZAC” Park on Riverside Drive. Neither of these areas can be declared an Alcohol Free Zone.

 

In regard to Gordon Park, the location of the AFZ boundary does mean that it applies to areas that are car park, roadway or footpath and not the park. Part of the reason for this was to assist the Police by providing a Zone with a clearly defined outside boundary and also to allow them to use discretion when encountering people consuming alcohol in this area. The concept of prohibiting alcohol consumption during the night hours appears to have merit, however recent complaints to Council about Bellwood Park, and the evidence which supported establishing an AFZ at the Visitor Information Centre earlier in 2010, have been primarily based on antisocial behaviour (due to excessive liquor consumption) during the day time.

 

Note: Consultation with the local Police supports the re-establishment of the AFZ within its current boundaries.

 

In considering whether to control or prohibit consumption of liquor in parks and reserves, Council needs to take into account other factors which would not be relevant when considering an AFZ. The legislation controlling AFZs has been introduced as a tool to improve community safety where street drinking has been identified as a problem, particularly outside licensed premises and in car parks – places where people would not usually be socialising.

 

On the other hand, parks and reserves are used for social occasions which can often include the consumption of liquor. Therefore the decision to control or prohibit liquor consumption should be assessed within a larger framework of community activities and planning for those particular areas.

 

Council is currently conducting a project called Design Safe for Public Space which has been funded by the NSW Department of Justice and the Attorney General. The project involves undertaking crime prevention through environment design (CPTED) assessments of the public land along the river foreshore between the Nambucca Heads Visitor Information Centre and the V-Wall Tavern. The timing of this project is opportune as the matters raised in the submissions to the AFZ can be considered in the CPTED process. Both Gordon and ANZAC parks could be areas where alcohol consumption is restricted either partially or completely.

 

The intention of the AFZ is not to restrict or impede other activities such as outdoor dining where liquor may be served. In regard to outdoor dining establishments located on Council footpaths, there is now a Policy in place under which Council can approve a premises even if their street café is inside the AFZ. Although there are no such premises currently within the AFZ, there is scope to allow them in the future.

 

Conclusions:

 

1          There is community evidence that the existing AFZ has worked and should be re-established for a period of 4 years from January 2011.

2          Exactly how far to restrict or prohibit alcohol consumption in Gordon Park and ANZAC Park is being considered in more detail as a part of Council’s Design Safe for Public Space project. With the outcomes of the CPTED assessment Council can then decide whether an alteration to the AFZ boundary is necessary and if so exactly where to.

3          The existing boundary of the AFZ should remain. It is supported by the Police, the community has become accustomed to it, updating the signs will be at a minimum cost to Council and there may be a need for a variation in and around Gordon Park following the CPTED assessment. Council can change the boundary by resolution if need be in the future.

4          The Design Safe for Public Space project is expected to be concluded mid December 2010, however should Council wish to re-establish the current AFZ, it should decide to do so now so to provide continuity.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Property Officer

Project Officer(Design Safe for Public Space)

 

Letters were sent to the following:

 

NSW Police, Nambucca Heads

Goori Broadcasters

NSW Police Mid North Coast Area Command

Murrabay Language Centre

Nambucca Valley Liquor Consultative Committee

Nambucca Heads Local Aboriginal Land Council

Nambucca Heads Chamber of Commerce

Nambucca Heads Bowling and Recreation Club

Nambucca Valley Tourism Association Incorporated

Nambucca Liquor Supply

Nambucca Heads Community Action Group

Nambucca Heads RSL Club

Golden Sands Hotel

V-Wall Tavern

Matildas Restaurant

Ngambaga Bindarry Girrwaa

Individuals who made submissions to the consultation process which resulted in forming the 2008 Zone.

 

The review was also advertised in the Guardian News, on Council’s Website, at the Council Administration Centre and in Nambucca Heads Library.

 

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

 

This report recommends maintaining the AFZ boundary as it and therefore no new signage will be required. Nothing required as new dates can be added to the signs for a small cost from the existing signs budget.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Nothing required.

Attachments:

1View

25717/2010 - Submissions for AFZ Zone

 

  


Ordinary Council Meeting - 4 November 2010

Review of Alcohol Free Zone in and around Bowra Street Nambucca Heads

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

4 November 2010

Director Environment & Planning's Report

ITEM 10.4    SF1552            041110         Proposed erection of interpretive signage at Nambucca Heads and Scotts Head

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:     Patricia Walker, Aboriginal Community Development Officer         

 

Summary:

 

The purpose of this report is to seek Councils endorsement for the purchase and erection of interpretive signs within the Shire. It is proposed to place signs at two (2) locations within the Shire, that indicate the landscape whilst promoting Gumbaynggirr culture and heritage.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council endorses the purchase and erection of interpretive signage at Nambucca Heads and Scotts Head.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

1          Council endorses the project.

2          Council does not endorse the project.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

In the Nambucca Shire Council's Management Plan (Part 1) 20 year Community Strategic Plan 2009/2029, the theme target strategy of:

 

1.2       Cultural diversity is recognised and embraced; and

3.7       Economic development addresses the communities social needs, respects the communities cultural needs and compliments environmental needs.

 

Staff are achieving this is by; promoting understanding of the Nambucca Valley's Indigenous culture and heritage and by economic planning being linked to the Social Plan, State of Environment Report and the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Plan plus the Cultural Plan.

 

To assist with attaining these theme targets, the interpretive signage project being proposed, addresses some of the targeted issues by; the promotion of the local Gumbaynggirr people, respecting the communities cultural needs and in turn the project not only compliments the environment but promotes it as well.

 

The first two (2) interpretive signage proposed will be located at the Captain Cook Lookout, Parkes St, Nambucca Heads.

 

The viewing platform; which overlooks the mouth of the Nambucca River and Warrell Creek tributaries, and the hinterland being the back drop, gives no indication that the landscape is valued by its locals. Nambucca Valley is promoted as a place of 'magic' – with old style hinterland villages, pristine coastlines and good living. Presently at the Captain Cook Lookout there are no signs that indicate the landmarks as seen at the viewing platform and with no schedule future works at the lookout, other than regular maintenance, this is the ideal location for the staging of interpretive signage indicating various locations within the Nambucca Valley.

 

So it is intended to erect two signs at the Captain Cook Lookout, one in Gumbaynggirr and one in English. The signs will be placed on free standing sign posts in front of the viewing platform. This will inform the viewer of the scenery whilst not obstructing or interfering with the views and vista. The signs are 1000 mm x 500 mm, graphics are in colour and designed as to elaborate and explain what is being viewed from this location. There are seven (7) points of interest indicated on the signage, a summary of the lifestyle of the Nambucca Valley and the Gumbaynggirr homeland statement.

 

The summary information introduces a short spiel on the lifestyle and the residents to the broader community whilst the Gumbaynggirr homeland summary promotes the traditional diversity of the Gumbaynggirr people which in turn creates awareness of Gumbaynggirr culture and heritage that is still being maintained today.

 

At the Captain Cook Lookout, domestic and international tourists, can have a 'taste' of what lies on the surface of the Nambucca Valley because valued landmarks are indicated visually.

 

The second proposed interpretive signage will be of two Gumbaynggirr traditional stories being erected on a footpath handrail located in Ocean St, Scotts Head. Theses traditional stories are specific to the Scotts Head area and the placement of the signage adds a genuine visual effect. The Scotts Head component includes the upgrade of possibly 12 metres of handrails in the Ocean St vicinity.

 

Throughout the process for the interpretive signage, Muurrbay Aboriginal Language & Culture Cooperative has been consulted, so that there were no deviation from the information and traditional stories. The artwork for the Scotts Head component has been granted verbal permission from Ms Sharon Smith, the actual artist.

 

The signage will be designed, in conjunction, with Dee Rogers from Coffs Design, who has previously  worked with the Nambucca Shire Council on other projects. Final draft approval will be given by council staff and Muurrbay Aboriginal Language & Culture Cooperative staff.

 

The planned outcome to this; is that the tourist stays in the Nambucca Valley for longer periods, promoting of the 'magic' of the Nambucca Valley, and promotion of the local Gumbaynggirr culture and heritage.

 

The cost for and erection of the signs is estimated around $5,000, which will be covered from the Community Development Officers program funding from the department of Community Services.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

General Manager

Director of Environment & Planning

Manager of Civil Works

Manager of Community & Cultural Services

Signs Maintenance Officer

Manager of Technical Services

Technical Officer - Assets

Muurrbay Aboriginal Language & Culture Cooperative

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

There is no impact on the environment. This project aims to compliment and enhance the landscape.

 

Social

 

This project can only have a positive impact on social issues.

 

Economic

 

There is no negative economic impact.

 

Risk

 

Nil risk

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

Nil impact.

 

Source of fund and any variance to working funds

 

Funds for this project is from the Community Development Officer's program funding from Department of Community Services.

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.