Cr Rhonda Hoban (Mayor)

Cr John Ainsworth

Cr Martin Ballangarry OAM

Cr Janet Court

Cr Brian Finlayson

Cr Paula Flack

Cr Anne Smyth

Cr Elaine South

Wayne Lowe (Manager Business Development)

Cr Bob Morrison (arrived at 2.00 pm)


Mr Tony & Mrs Adrienne Smith (Mid Coast Trucks)

Paul Gallagher (Acting General Manager)





Cr Kim MacDonald


Michael Coulter (General Manager)





There were no Disclosures of Interest declared.





17/15RESOLVED (Smyth/South)


That the Committee note the adoption and endorsement of the following recommendations of the Minutes of the Meeting held on 17 July 2014, by Council at its meeting of 31 July 2014:


That the following recommendations (1,3,4 and 5) of the Land Development Committee be adopted:


1        Item 5.4 - Proposed Reclassification and Rezoning of the Kingsworth Lake Reserve

          That the matter be deferred to allow for an on-site inspection.


          That the representatives of Crown Lands be formally thanked for their attendance at Council.


3        Item 5.3 - Proposed Land Swap – Part of Lot 40 DP 711098 and Part of Lot 63 DP 1058432, Old Coast Road, Kingsworth Estate

That, in regard to the proposed Land Swap - Part of Lot 40 DP 711098 and Part of Lot 63 DP 1058432, Old Coast Road, Kingsworth Estate, Council confirm its agreement to the land exchange between part Lot 40 DP 711098 and part Lot 63 DP 1058432 at nil consideration subject to the owner of Lot 63 DP 1058432 meeting all legal, survey and transfer costs, including any stamp duty which may be payable; and further that Council’s seal be attached to documents relating to the land exchange as required.


4        Item 5.1 - Industrial and Residential Land

i)        That the information in the report concerning Council owned land – available, developable land stocks, including unsold blocks be received.


          ii)       Council’s seal be attached to any documents relating to the sale of Lot 2 DP 1197777 being Council’s industrial land parcel in Yarrawonga Street, Macksville.


          iii)      Council’s seal be attached to any documents relating to the leasing and sale of           proposed Lot 11 DP 1197778 being Council’s industrial land parcel in Railway Road, Nambucca Heads.


          iv)      Council support the preparation of a tender for the development of the 13 lot     residential subdivision in Hyland Park with the lots to be sold “off the plan” prior         to starting the subdivision civil works.


          v)       Council obtain two valuation assessments from Nambucca Heads Real Estate Agents for the potential sale of the Hyland Park property as is.


5        Item 5.2 – Proposed Reclassification and Sale of Part of Lot 8 DP 821952, Valla Beach Road, Valla Beach

          That, in relation to the proposed reclassification and sale of Part of Lot 8 DP 821952, Valla Beach Road, Valla Beach, the item be deferred to a future Council meeting and that there be clarification on whether a reclassification can occur without a plan of management and that the information in the report which comes back to Council include all information which Council holds on the land including on threatened species, vegetation etc.


18/14 Resolved: (Morrison/Ainsworth)


That item 2 be deferred until a further report from Crown Lands is received following their discussion with the Leckies and whether they (Crown Lands) have changed their opinion.






There were no Questions with Notice




General Manager Report


ITEM 5.1      SF791                120315      Update on Progress with Developing the Nambucca Heads Industrial Land

19/15RESOLVED:  (Smyth/Ainsworth)


That the information concerning the update on progress with developing the Nambucca Heads industrial land be received.





20/15 Resolved: (South/Ainsworth)


That the Land Development Committee Meeting go into Closed Meeting.





The Land Development Committee Meeting IN CLOSED MEETING commenced at 1.22 pm.






Resolved:          (South/Ainsworth)


That the Land Development Meeting resume IN OPEN MEETING at 2.13 pm.





General Manager Report

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

It is recommended that the Council resolve into closed session with the press and public excluded to allow consideration of this item, as provided for under Section 10A(2) (c) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business; AND the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.  


ITEM 6.1      SF791                120315      Proposed Valla Urban Growth Area - Onsite Inspection

21/15RESOLVED:  (Ainsworth/Finlayson)


1        That Council hears from the Directors of Mid Coast Trucks.


2        That the Council considers the acquisition of additional employment and residential land.


3        That there be further negotiations into Council acquiring additional employment and residential land in the Valla Growth Area.



The meeting adjourned to undertake a site inspection of the proposed Valla Urban Growth Area at 2.13 pm.





The next meeting date to be advised.





There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 2.13 pm..