GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT ON MATTERS FOR DETERMINATION SUBMITTED TO THE Community Services Committee Meeting TO BE HELD ON Tuesday 6 August, 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      ADDRESS TO COUNCIL BY STUDENTS........................................ 3

ITEM 5      REQUEST FOR DONATION CUDAL PUBLIC SCHOOL.............. 6

ITEM 6      CANCER CARE WEST FUNDRAISER............................................. 6

ITEM 7      CENTROC MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH MEDICARE LOCAL WESTERN NSW.................................................................................... 7

ITEM 8      BUSINESS PAPER ITEMS FOR NOTING........................................ 8   

 

ANNEXURE ITEMS

 

ANNEXURE 5.1    Cudal Public School - Donation Application.pdf        10 

 


 

 

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 - 482354

 

 

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 - 482355

 

 

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 - 482356

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT any Political Donations be noted.

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

A call for Declarations of any Political Donations.

 

 

ITEM 4 - ADDRESS TO COUNCIL BY STUDENTS

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

The address to Council by students is being followed up.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 3.1.2.b Organise for young people to address Council annually

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\COMMUNITY SERVICES\SERVICE PROVISION\YOUTH SERVICES - 487114

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council staff follow up on the matters raised by students and send them a formal response to the issues raised.

 

Community Services Manager's REPORT

 

Council was addressed by students from Canowindra High, Molong Central and Yeoval Central schools in June 2013.

 

Council staff are following up on the issues raised which were as follows:-

 

Canowindra High School

 

Council addressed by Tim Wythes, Cormac Lamond and Taihau AhMat.

 

Council thanked for:

 

·    Construction of fitness path,

·    Reconstruction of Swimming Pool,

·    Shelter over skate park and

·    Drinking fountain in Morris Park.

 

Students would like;

 

·    A bigger IGA Supermarket

·    Continued improvements to Sports Trust Oval

·    Refurbishment of Cargo Bus Shelter (problem is leaks and open to wind)

·    Drinking fountain at sports trust oval near to skate park.

·    Replacement of Broken lock on children’s playground at Memorial Park (very young children can wander from playground and could get on to the street).

·    Removal of offensive and unsightly graffiti in playground and facilities at Memorial Park.

 

 

Molong Central School

 

Council addressed by Ben Brown, David Antioch, Bronte Mackay and Emily Hogan.

 

Council thanked for:

 

·    the opportunity to address the Council meeting,

·    continued support of Molong Skate Park,

·    electronic scoreboard at Rec,

·    flashing lights at school zones in Molong,

·    promised upgraded changes to the corner of Wellington and Edward Streets,

·    widening and repairs to Manildra Road

·    Manildra Skate Park

·    Council’s contributions to the basketball court

·    Cumnock pool

 

Students would like;

 

·    Upgrades to Molong Tennis Courts (playing surface, line marking, lighting and clubhouse facilities.

·    New toilet facilities including disabled access at Molong Community Hall.

·    Improved signage and flashing lights for the approaches to Manildra Public School

·    A safe area at Cumnock for kids to ride skateboards and bikes, a skate park would be good.

·    Pedestrian crossing on main road near police station at Cumnock

·    Better enforcement of speed limits in Cudal and more signage to remind drivers of speed limit.

 

 

Yeoval Central School

 

Council was addressed by Sidney Tremain and Bridget Smith

 

Council thanked for:

 

·    The opportunity to address Council

·    The close relationship and support from Council to the community and the school

·    Yeoval Swimming Pool

 

Students would like;

 

·    The addition of a slide to the play equipment in the park

·    An extreme makeover to the toilets at the oval

·    A bus trip to Orange or Dubbo for young people once per school holiday period

·    The seats around the sporting oval at Yeoval are falling apart and broken. The School has a community activity for students at the end of term four each year and propose their students provide labour to replace the seats around the sports oval and request that Council provide the timber, paint and other materials to carry out the work.

 

The above matters have been referred to the relevant departments of Council and a formal response to the issues raised by the students is being prepared.

 

ITEM 5 - REQUEST FOR DONATION CUDAL PUBLIC SCHOOL

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Cudal Public School has requested Council to make a donation towards the purchase of resources.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 4.4.1.c Provide assistance to community groups

Annexures

1.  Cudal Public School - Donation Application.pdf    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT\SPONSORSHIP - DONATIONS\2013 - 487178

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council reluctantly decline to contribute to Cudal Public School for the purchase of iPads.

 

Community Services Manager's REPORT

 

Cudal Public School is actively seeking ways to improve learning outcomes for its students and has been holding fun days and other fundraising activities to assist in purchasing ipads for its classrooms.

 

The school submits that ipads are an effective tool to engage students in all areas of learning and hopes to raise a total of $18,000.00 to set up an integrated system of ipads within the school. The school indicates that it would appreciate any assistance Council could provide.

 

A formal submission from the school is attached. There are 19 primary schools within Cabonne and a donation of this kind could set a precident.

 

Should Council wish to make a donation this could be funded from its s356 budget for donations which has an unexpended balance of $7000.00. No donations have been made so far this financial year.

 

 

ITEM 6 - CANCER CARE WEST FUNDRAISER

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Cancer Care West are raising funds for the expansion of their facilities.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 4.4.1.c Provide assistance to community groups

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT\SPONSORSHIP - DONATIONS\2013 - 487224

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council Donate $300.00 from its s.356 budget to Cancer Care West

 

Community Services Manager's REPORT

 

Councillor Ken Keith from CENTROC has written to Council seeking support for Cancer Care West’s latest fundraiser.

 

CENTROC has been a long time supporter in raising funds to establish Cancer Care West Lodge. They have succeeded in raising significant amounts of money while lending support to a successful funding application for $1.3m to develop accommodation for cancer patients and their families.

 

The Lodge is embarking on an expansion, to meet the demand flowing from the installation of a second linear accelerator at the Orange Base Hospital.

 

Councillor Keith is participating in the ‘Dry July’ fundraiser and has secured sponsorship from businesses and individuals in Parkes Shire. He has called upon other councils to support this fundraising activity.

 

Should Council wish to make a donation this could be funded from its s356 budget for donations which has an unexpended balance of $7000.00. No  donations have been made so far this financial year.

 

 

 

ITEM 7 - CENTROC MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH MEDICARE LOCAL WESTERN NSW

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Medicare Local wish to enter into a memorandum of understanding with CENTROC

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 3.2.3.d Participate in CENTROC Health Watch Committee.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNMENT RELATIONS\LOCAL AND REGIONAL LIAISON\CENTROC - 487231

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council support the establishment of a memorandum of understanding between CENTROC and Medicare Local Western NSW.

 

Community Services Manager's REPORT

 

The CENTROC Health Workforce Group has been a long established means for local councils to work together to seek improved health facilities in the region.

 

Medicare Local - Western NSW is a coordinating body for primary care (out of hospital) services, gathering information about the health needs of the region, and connecting local services. They seek to work with communities and service providers to help consumers to access the right care in the right place at the right time. To achieve this they need to clearly understand each community’s health care needs, and work with all stakeholders to plan and deliver appropriate and integrated primary health services. 

 

The intention of the Draft Memorandum between Medicare Local and CENTROC is to establish areas where the two organisations can work together to improve the health of local communities.

 

The memorandum whilst not legally binding is a statement of intent to achieve the objectives of the memorandum.

 

These objectives are to work together to:

 

•        Support recruitment and retention of a skilled health workforce

•        Promote integrated approach to primary health service delivery, including innovative use of eHealth.

•        Establish shared communication processes between WML and Local Government, to foster a collaborative approach to addressing local health needs.

 

ITEM 8 - BUSINESS PAPER ITEMS FOR NOTING

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Provides an opportunity for Councillors to call items for noting for discussion and recommends remainder to be noted.

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\PROCEDURES - 487899

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.   Councillors call any items they wish to further consider.

2.   The balance of the items be noted.

 

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

In the second part of the Committee Business Paper are items included for the Committee’s information.

 

In accordance with Council’s format for it Business Paper, Councillors wishing to discuss any item are requested to call that item.

  


Item 5 Community Services Committee Meeting 6 August 2013

Item 5 - Annexure 1

 



 


GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT ON MATTERS FOR NOTATION SUBMITTED TO THE Community Services Committee Meeting TO BE HELD ON Tuesday 6 August, 2013

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

ITEM 1      HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE REPORT..................................... 1

ITEM 2      BLUE LIGHT DISCOS.......................................................................... 1

ITEM 3      CABONNE COMMUNITY TRANSPORT........................................... 2  

 

ANNEXURE ITEMS

 

ANNEXURE 3.1    Cabonne Community Transport Statistics July 12 to June 13................................................................................................ 4 

 


 

 

ITEM 1 - HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE REPORT

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To update Council on its Home and Community Care Service

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 - 487784

 

Community Services Manager's REPORT

 

Home & Community Care (HACC) outputs for the last financial year are shown below; the service is funded to provide 13,000 units of meals on wheels and 6,000 hours of social support. The service was over the social support hours; however under the meals on wheels units. This is mainly due to freezer break downs, and not being able to stock enough meals for clients.

 

 

 

Quarter

 

Social Support (hours)

Combined Meals on Wheels & Centre Based Meals (units)

2012/3

1/7/2012 – 30/9/2012

 

1173

 

2639

2012/4

1/10/2012 – 30/12/2012

 

2394

 

3069

2013/1

1/1/2013 – 30/3/2013

 

1758

 

1436

2013/2

1/4/2013 – 30/6/2013

 

1317

 

4223

 

Total:

 

6642

 

11367

                           

The service has organised an overnight trip to Canberra for 18-20 September 2013. Whilst in Canberra there will be a visit to Floriade, the Australian War Museum and Cockington Gardens. 24 clients and volunteers are registered and it is now fully booked with 3 clients on the waiting list.

 

 

ITEM 2 - BLUE LIGHT DISCOS

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Update by Coordinator in regards to PCYC 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\COMMUNITY TRANSPORT - 486724

 

Community Transport Coordinator's REPORT

 

A meeting was held on the 10 July 2013 between Cabonne Community Transport, Wellington PCYC Manager, Molong Police, Manager Blue Light and Youth Performance PCYC State Officer, Superintendent Commander, Youth Command NSW Police Force, Senior Sergeant Western Zone NSW Police Force, Molong Central School P&C Committee, Molong Advancement Group (MAG) and the Molong Express.

 

The meeting was held to discuss the return of the Molong Discos that ceased in April of this year.

 

The outcome was fantastic, with all working together to recommence the discos, with the first one to hit the dance floor on the 6 September 2013. PCYC from Wellington have generously offered to run and organise these events, with strict guidelines set out.

 

There will be new rules introduced as per the Blue Light Disco Management requirements. Molong Central School P&C will continue to run the canteen, MAG committee have offered to donate sausages for a free sausage sizzle for the Christmas disco. Cabonne Community Transport will continue to fund the buses from Cumnock and Manildra.

 

The Community Transport Coordinator would like to acknowledge all involved in the major efforts put in to reinstate these well patronised, much needed discos for the youth of Molong and surrounding villages. This has been a major achievement for such a small group of people. A fantastic result.

 

ITEM 3 - CABONNE COMMUNITY TRANSPORT

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Provide Council with Community Transport Annual Data for 2012-2013

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

1.3.1.a Implement the Community Transport Program

Annexures

1.  Cabonne Community Transport Statistics July 12 to June 13    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\COMMUNITY SERVICES\SERVICE PROVISION\COMMUNITY TRANSPORT - 486787

 

Community Transport Coordinator's REPORT

 

The end of financial year Community Transport Data Collection for services provided from 1 July 2012 until the 30 June 2013 has been prepared.

 

The total number of kilometres travelled to provide services to Cabonne residents was 119,877. These kilometres were provided by service vehicles, volunteers’ private vehicles, brokerage buses which target transport disadvantaged clients in all villages of Cabonne and taxi voucher used for local trips in Canowindra.

 

The total number of driving hours was 4,087. This is an outstanding amount of hours achieved for a band of 21 volunteers.

 

The journey count was 1,009 trips for the year.

 

217 individual clients utilised the service throughout Cabonne.

 

Cabonne Community Transport Coordinator is extremely proud of these statistics for the end of this financial year, the best results for this small, but efficient service so far. Without the dedicated services of the wonderful volunteer drivers that commit themselves to this service these results would not be achieved. Eligible residents of Cabonne are very lucky to have a band of wonderful people in their communities to take them to appointments and continue to give them opportunities to interact socially in their every day living.

 

Cabonne Council’s Communications and Media Officer Dale Jones compiled a story on this great achievement. It has been widely broadcast from radio to television throughout the area. It is always great to hear positive stories about Cabonne Community Transport and share the rewards of the fantastic job that the volunteer drivers have achieved.

  


Item 3 Community Services Committee Meeting 6 August 2013

Item 3 - Annexure 1