GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT ON MATTERS FOR DETERMINATION SUBMITTED TO THE Community Services Committee Meeting TO BE HELD ON Tuesday 8 October, 2013

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   TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

ITEM 1      ELECTION OF COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON & DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON      3

ITEM 2      APPLICATIONS FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE.................................. 4

ITEM 3      DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST....................................................... 4

ITEM 4      DECLARATIONS FOR POLITICAL DONATIONS.......................... 5

ITEM 5      WESTERN CARE LODGE................................................................... 5

ITEM 6      CANOWINDRA DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY GROUP .............. 6

ITEM 7      MOLONG CENTRAL SCHOOL P&C................................................. 7

ITEM 8      PRESENTATION DAY AT CABONNE SCHOOLS......................... 8

ITEM 9      CUDAL TENNIS CLUB......................................................................... 9

ITEM 10    MOLONG YARN MARKET LOCAL TELEPHONE DIRECTORY 10

ITEM 11    WESTERN NSW LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT STRATEGIC HEALTH SERVICE PLAN...................................................................................................... 11   

 

ANNEXURE ITEMS

 

ANNEXURE 6.1    Canowindra Depression and Anxiety Awareness Group - Application for Donation....................................... 14

ANNEXURE 7.1    Molong Central School - Request for Donation towards their Trivia Night and Silent Auction.............. 16

ANNEXURE 9.1    Cudal Progress Association - Donation towards interior work at Cudal Tennis Courts Clubhouse.... 18

ANNEXURE 10.1  The Yarn Market Assoc. Ltd - Request for donation to assist with the printing of a local Telephone Book        19

ANNEXURE 11.1  Launch of Strategic Health Services Plan 22 

 


 

 

ITEM 1 - ELECTION OF COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON & DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Annual election of Chairperson & Deputy Chairperson for the Community Services Committee.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

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

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\COUNCIL - COMMITTEE MEETINGS - 499829

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT the Committee elect a Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson for the ensuing year.

 

Director of Finance and Corporate Services' REPORT

 

As this is the first Committee Meeting since the September Council Meeting, the Committee will need to elect a Chairperson for the ensuing year.

 

Council’s Code of Meeting Practice provides as follows:-

 

"The Chairperson of each Committee of the Council must be:

 

the Mayor, or

 

if the Mayor does not wish to be the Chairperson of a committee - a member of the Committee elected by the Council, or

 

if the Council does not elect such a member - a member of the Committee elected by the Committee.

 

A Council may elect a member of a Committee of the Council as Deputy Chairperson of the Committee. If the Council does not elect a Deputy Chairperson of such a Committee, the Committee may elect a Deputy Chairperson.

 

It has been Council’s practice in the past for Committees to elect their Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson.  The Mayor has indicated that he does not wish to automatically be considered as Chairperson of any committee other than the Works Committee.

 

 

ITEM 2 - 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.g - Code of Meeting Practice adopted and implemented.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\COUNCIL - COUNCILLORS LEAVE OF ABSENCE - 499825

 

 

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 3 - 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.g - Code of Meeting Practice adopted and implemented.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\COUNCIL - COUNCILLORS DECLARATION OF INTEREST - 499826

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT the Declarations of Interest be noted.

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

A call for Declarations of Interest.

 

 

ITEM 4 - 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.g - Code of Meeting Practice adopted and implemented.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\COUNCIL - COUNCILLORS DECLARATION OF POLITICAL DONATIONS - 499827

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT any Political Donations be noted.

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

A call for Declarations of any Political Donations.

 

 

ITEM 5 - WESTERN CARE LODGE

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To provide an update on Western Care Lodge Stage 2

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 4.4.1.c - Provide assistance to Community Groups

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\COMMUNITY SERVICES\SERVICE PROVIDERS\CANCER CARE WESTERN NSW - 500601

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council consider facilitating a fundraising event for Western Care Lodge.

 

Community Services Manager's REPORT

 

Mrs Jan Savage has written to Council advising of the construction progress for Western Care Lodge stage 2.

 

At the 1 October 2013 the new building will be at lock up stage with internal lining completed, the roof on and windows installed.

 

The additional accommodation will be completed towards the end of January, slightly later than anticipated due to hold ups from wet weather conditions early in the construction stage.

 

Western Care Lodge will be used to provide accommodation for patients undergoing radio and other therapies at Orange Health Service and enable families and carers to stay with them while undergoing a course of treatment.

 

The Committee for Western Care Lodge have expressed their appreciation for the support from Council. More funds are needed to bring the service into operation.

 

The Committee will be running their annual Cruisin Along Car Rally from 9th of May to 17th of May 2014, and would welcome entries from Cabonne Council and community entrants from the Cabonne area as well.

 

Cancer Care West will also be asking all CENTROC Councils to organise a fundraising dinner in their towns. The Committee will also be pleased to talk with Council about novel fundraising events that the community can have fun with.

 

ITEM 6 - CANOWINDRA DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY GROUP

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

The Canowindra Depression and Anxiety group are holding an information event

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 4.4.1.c Provide assistance to community groups

Annexures

1.  Canowindra Depression and Anxiety Awareness Group - Application for Donation    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT\SPONSORSHIP - DONATIONS\2013 - 500740

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council donate $500.00 to assist the Canowindra Depression and Anxiety Awareness Group hold an event focusing on dealing with depression and improving mental health.

 

Community Services Manager's REPORT

 

The Canowindra Depression and Anxiety Awareness group are supported by Community health professionals and seek to provide support for the many sufferers of this condition in the community.

 

The group plans to hold an information evening featuring Angry Anderson to give their work in the district a stronger impetus.

 

Costs of the event including speaker, travel, publicity, venue hire and catering  are estimated to be $5,000.00 and a commitment of $2,000.00 has been secured from the Department of Primary Industries with other donations coming from the Canowindra Lions Club and Remote Area Mental Health.

 

Canowindra Primary Heath Services and Beyond Blue have also been approached for sponsorship. Council’s community transport service will run a bus to the event if sufficient numbers from other centres are interested in attending.

 

Should Council wish to make a donation this could be funded from its s356 budget for donations which has an unexpended balance of $6700.00 from a budget of $7,000.00. One donation of $300.00 has been made so far this financial year with this being to Cancer Care West.

 

 

ITEM 7 - MOLONG CENTRAL SCHOOL P&C

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Molong Central School P&C seek a donation from Council for their Silent Auction and Trivia Night

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.4.1.c Provide assistance to community groups

Annexures

1.  Molong Central School - Request for Donation towards their Trivia Night and Silent Auction    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT\SPONSORSHIP - DONATIONS\2013 - 500759

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council decline to donate to the Molong Central School P&C Silent Auction.

 

Community Services Manager's REPORT

 

Molong Central School P&C will be holding a fund raising Trivia Night and Silent Auction on Saturday 26th October 2013 with money raised going directly toward educational programs for students. This is their major fundraiser for the year and they aim to raise over $10,000.00.

 

They have requested that Council support this event by donating one or two Family Season Passes to the Molong Pool or any other item of mechanise or cash.

 

The P&C undertake to acknowledge any contribution by Council in their promotional material and on the night.

 

There are 19 schools within Cabonne and contributing to one school P & C could create a precedent with the value of a pool season pass being $206.00.

 

Should Council wish to make a donation this could be funded from its s356 budget for donations which has an unexpended balance of $6700.00 from a budget of $7,000.00. One donation of $300.00 has been made so far this financial year with this being to Cancer Care West.

 

 

ITEM 8 - PRESENTATION DAY AT CABONNE SCHOOLS

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Council has been requested to again sponsor prizes for the presentation days at Cabonne Schools.

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 - 500774

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council sponsor a $30 prize for each primary and secondary school in Cabonne with a request that where practical the prize be sourced from a Cabonne Based Business.

 

Community Services Manager's REPORT

 

For the past seven years Council has made a donation of $30 to each school in Cabonne to sponsor a prize for their Annual Presentation Night. This has been very well received in the past by each school and is a good way of recognising students that have made outstanding achievements in the area of citizenship.

 

There are 19 schools within Cabonne with 2 of these, Yeoval and Molong, having students in both primary school and high school. If prizes were to be awarded to both the high schools and primary schools on these sites there would be a total of 21 prizes to be awarded at $30 each, this being a total of $630.

 

Council usually provides a certificate for presentation with the prizes and the schools will often invite their local Councillor to make the presentation. Each school will be asked to purchase their prizes from local businesses where possible.

 

Should Council wish to make a donation this could be funded from its s356 budget for donations which has an unexpended balance of $6700.00 from a budget of $7,000.00. One donation of $300.00 has been made so far this financial year with this being to Cancer Care West.

 

 

ITEM 9 - CUDAL TENNIS CLUB

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Cudal Tennis Club seek a donation to refurbish their Clubhouse.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 4.4.1.c Provide assistance to community groups.

Annexures

1.  Cudal Progress Association - Donation towards interior work at Cudal Tennis Courts Clubhouse    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT\SPONSORSHIP - DONATIONS\2013 - 500871

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council advise the Cudal Tennis Club to apply for a Community Assistance Program for assistance with refurbishments. 

 

Community Services Manager's REPORT

 

The Cudal Progress Association seeks a donation from Council to assist with renovations to their clubhouse.

 

The Association has purchased Gyprock to line the interior and they now are seeking assistance to purchase timber and hardware to enable the job to proceed.

 

They estimate their costs to be $500.00 and will appreciate any support Council is prepared to give.

 

Section 356 donations have not historically been made to sporting organisations, however the request by the Tennis Club would fit the guidelines for the newly created Community Assistance Program (C.A.P).

 

Should Council wish to make a donation this could be funded from its s356 budget for donations which has an unexpended balance of $6700.00 from a budget of $7,000.00. One donation of $300.00 has been made so far this financial year with this being to Cancer Care West.

 

 

ITEM 10 - MOLONG YARN MARKET LOCAL TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Molong Yarn Market seek a donation to produce a Local Telephone Directory

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.4.1.c Provide assistance to community groups

Annexures

1.  The Yarn Market Assoc. Ltd - Request for donation to assist with the printing of a local Telephone Book    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT\SPONSORSHIP - DONATIONS\2013 - 501083

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council determine whether to assist the Yarn Market Association to produce a local telephone directory

 

Community Services Manager's REPORT

 

Molong Yarn Market is producing a Molong and District Telephone Directory and seeks a donation from Council to enable it to be professionally printed.

 

The Yarn Market produced the first edition in 1979 and did so for several years during the 1980’s.

 

They wish to produce the telephone directory as a service to local people and to raise funds for the ongoing work of the association. The Association is also seeking to raise funds through advertising in the publication.

 

The Yarn Market will include in the front section of the book, a list of all Council phone numbers, emergency numbers, voluntary organisations, doctors, and hospitals and invites updated information from Council.

 

 

ITEM 11 - WESTERN NSW LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT STRATEGIC HEALTH SERVICE PLAN

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

The Western NSW Local Health District has released its Strategic Health Services Plan

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

3.2.3.a Undertake review of Health Services

Annexures

1.  Launch of Strategic Health Services Plan    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNMENT RELATIONS\LOCAL AND REGIONAL LIAISON\GREATER WESTERN AREA HEALTH SERVICE - GWAHS - 501265

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council continue to work to encourage an adequate range and supply of Health Services in Cabonne

 

Community Services Manager's REPORT

 

The Western NSW Local Health District has recently released its strategic Health Services Plan.

 

The following information has been extracted from their summary document which is available online at http://www.wnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/ with comments based on an analysis of this.

 

The establishment of Local Health Districts in NSW coincides with the Commonwealth’s establishment of Medicare Locals (MLs) as organisations responsible for coordinating primary health care delivery. This has provided the opportunity for the District to work in partnership with Medicare Locals to take a ‘whole-of-system’ approach to planning and delivery of services.

 

Like all health organisations, the District is operating in a difficult environment, with intensifying demand pressures which include population ageing and unhealthy lifestyles and a constrained supply of workforce and funding resources.

 

The District is responsible for service delivery to a large and sparsely populated geographic area comprising many small rural and remote communities with high health needs, and a relatively high proportion of Aboriginal people.

 

In addition, the District will end the 2013-14 financial year with a significant and unplanned deficit of $19.5 million on a total expenditure of $730 million which must be addressed through cost reduction in the short-medium term in a manner that supports the long-term direction and overall Western NSW health system sustainability.

 

The health services plan seeking to ‘Future-proof’ the Western NSW health system requires adoption of new ways of working that make access and outcomes more equitable, and make better use of the available workforce and funding.

 

In planning its future direction the District seeks to base its strategy on lifting performance to best practice levels, and realigning facility capacity in accord with evolving requirements. This will have implications for service delivery and the roles of small hospitals and inpatient facilities such as Canowindra and Molong.

 

The District operates 30 small rural hospitals and will undertake the following actions specific to these:

 

·    Maintain momentum with the progressive shift of rural hospitals to MPS status, given the benefits this model offers communities and the District

 

·    Undertake a clinical review of the quality and safety of rural hospital emergency departments that lack secure medical staffing

 

·    Develop and apply a principles-based planning tool to identify those rural facilities that are very small and struggling for viability, and those that are in relatively close proximity to each other, and to major referral or district hospitals, and explore options for future configuration.

 

The report recognizes the benefits of the Health One model like that which operates at Council’s facility at Molong which provides a greater emphasis on primary community and ambulatory care with a multidisciplinary team approach.

 

Much more detail is available in the summary and full documents and if Councillors would like to consider the above points in more detail it would be beneficial to do so in the context of these more detailed documents available on the Western NSW Local Health District website.  


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GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT ON MATTERS FOR NOTATION SUBMITTED TO THE Community Services Committee Meeting TO BE HELD ON Tuesday 8 October, 2013

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GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT ON MATTERS FOR NOTATION SUBMITTED TO THE Community Services Committee Meeting TO BE HELD ON Tuesday 8 October, 2013

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