GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT ON MATTERS FOR DETERMINATION SUBMITTED TO THE Community Services Committee Meeting TO BE HELD ON Tuesday 2 July, 2013

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   TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

ITEM 1      APPLICATIONS FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE.................................. 2

ITEM 2      DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST....................................................... 2

ITEM 3      DECLARATIONS FOR POLITICAL DONATIONS.......................... 3

ITEM 4      Centenary of outbreak of WW1.......................................... 3

ITEM 5      Home and Community Care Update..................................... 4

ITEM 6      Acacia Lodge Update.................................................................. 5

ITEM 7      Cabonne Community Transport Update of Service 6   

 

ANNEXURE ITEMS

 

 


 

 

ITEM 1 - APPLICATIONS FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To allow tendering of apologies for Councillors not present.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 4.5.1.f - Code of Meeting Practice adopted and implemented.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\COUNCIL - COUNCILLORS LEAVE OF ABSENCE - 480402

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT any apologies tendered be accepted and the necessary leave of absence be granted.

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

A call for apologies is to be made.

 

 

ITEM 2 - DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To allow an opportunity for Councillors to declare an interest in any items to be determined at this meeting.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 4.5.1.f - Code of Meeting Practice adopted and implemented.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\COUNCIL - COUNCILLORS DECLARATION OF INTEREST - 480404

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT the Declarations of Interest be noted.

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

A call for Declarations of Interest.

 

 

ITEM 3 - DECLARATIONS FOR POLITICAL DONATIONS

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To allow an opportunity for Councillors to declare any Political Donations received.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 4.5.1.f - Code of Meeting Practice adopted and implemented.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\COUNCIL - COUNCILLORS DECLARATION OF POLITICAL DONATIONS - 480403

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT any Political Donations be noted.

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

A call for Declarations of any Political Donations.

 

 

ITEM 4 - Centenary of outbreak of WW1

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

The centenary of the outbreak of World War One is in July 2014

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 4.3 Beautiful towns and villages with historic assets cared for and preserved

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\COMMUNITY RELATIONS\MEMORIALS\MEMORIALS and MONUMENTS - 480634

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council Staff continue to update the NSW Register of War Memorials.

 

Community Services Manager's REPORT

 

With the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 occurring in July 2014 there is a renewed interest in maintaining and documenting the records of that time.

 

There is an official register of War Memorials that is intended to list all war memorials in NSW and document the names and details of soldiers who are listed upon them.

 

For the Cabonne area this is largely incomplete and Council’s community Services Trainee is currently updating this. There are memorials to those who have served in every town in Cabonne and as well as the conspicuous ones there are others such as stained glass windows or plaques in churches and other public buildings.

 

The listing is a time consuming task as each soldier’s name that appears on the memorial needs to be identified on the register.

 

ITEM 5 - Home and Community Care Update

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To update Council on its Home and Community Care Services

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 3.2.1.b Facilitate retirement and aged care projects

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\COMMUNITY SERVICES\SERVICE PROVISION\HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE - NEIGHBOUR AID - 480639

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council use the additional funding from the Australian Government to update its policies and procedures and comply with new funding requirements.

 

Community Services Manager's REPORT

 

Council’s Home and Community Care service has been successful in receiving $40,000 in transition funding from the Australian Government’s Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA). This is to help HACC services in transitioning to new funding arrangements from 1 July 2012.

 

HACC services were previously funded by the NSW Government through Ageing Disability and Home Care (ADHC) for both the older frail and the younger disabled groups.

 

Now services for younger people with Disabilities are funded by ADHC, and services for people who are older and frail by DoHA. Our HACC service only has 5% of younger disabled clients so all of our funding now comes from DoHA.

 

Council’s HACC service will use this funding on:

•        engaging a consultant to assist in developing new policies and procedures that meet Community Care Common Standards

•        Volunteer police checks

•        Upgraded information technology systems.

•        Production, printing and rebranding of all HACC brochures and assessment materials

•        Production, printing and rebranding of HACC’s client and volunteer handbooks

•        Production and printing of “Services for Older People in Cabonne” book

 

Cabonne HACC held its annual planning day on Wednesday, 19 June. From this the Coordinator will develop a strategic plan for 2013-2014. This will then go before the Joint Committee and Council’s Community Services Committee for approval.

 

 

ITEM 6 - Acacia Lodge Update

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To update Council on progress for the expansion of Acacia Lodge.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 3.2.1.b Facilitate retirement and aged care projects.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\COMMUNITY SERVICES\SERVICE PROVISION\ACACIA LODGE MOLONG AND BOREE LODGE CUDAL - 480661

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Proceed with the acquisition of the property

2.   Classify the land as operational

 

Community Services Manager's REPORT

 

After almost two years the acquisition of an additional property by Council to enable the construction of additional units for the Acacia Lodge Committee is taking place.

 

Contracts are currently being exchanged and it is anticipated that the sale will shortly be completed.

 

This land has been sought by the Acacia Lodge Committee for the construction of additional housing for aged people.

 

The Acacia Lodge Committee will be funding the purchase of the land from their accumulated funds.

 

The Committee proposes to build 3 to 4 aged care units on this block of land funded by the sale of existing property, accumulated funds and borrowings.

 

 

ITEM 7 - Cabonne Community Transport Update of Service

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Update on Youth Discos

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

1.3.1.a Implement the Community Transport Program

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\COMMUNITY SERVICES\SERVICE PROVISION\YOUTH SERVICES - 480674

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT the Community Transport Coordinator continue to work towards the recommencement of Youth Discos at Molong.

 

Community Transport Coordinator's REPORT

 

Following up on the PCYC discos cancellation at Molong, there has been a positive update. The Community Transport Coordinator has been liaising with the Manager of PCYC in Wellington. She is very keen to recommence the discos as the “Blue Light Disco”. The Manager is formally from Molong and is very eager to get things moving fast. There has to be a meeting with the Manager and the CEO of PCYC in Sydney before the final approval is given but the Manager states things are looking very promising. If approved Wellington PCYC would like a committee to be formed with interested persons to take on some responsibilities, set dates and deal with issues that arise.

 

Cabonne Community Transport would continue to provide and pay for the buses to and from the villages of Cumnock and Manildra. The Manager of Wellington PCYC also advised that they would like to bring interested youth from Wellington with them on their bus.

 

The outcome looks very positive and the Community Transport Coordinator will continue to liaise with the Manager of the PCYC and keep Council updated with the progress.

   


GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT ON MATTERS FOR NOTATION SUBMITTED TO THE Community Services Committee Meeting TO BE HELD ON Tuesday 2 July, 2013

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ANNEXURE ITEMS

 


GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT ON MATTERS FOR NOTATION SUBMITTED TO THE Community Services Committee Meeting TO BE HELD ON Tuesday 2 July, 2013

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