GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT ON MATTERS FOR DETERMINATION SUBMITTED TO THE Environmental Services and Sustainability Committee Meeting TO BE HELD ON Tuesday 4 February, 2014

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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      HERITAGE GRANTS 2013/14 PROGRAM....................................... 3

ITEM 5      BUSINESS PAPER ITEMS FOR NOTING........................................ 4   

 

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.g - Code of Meeting Practice adopted and implemented.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\COUNCIL - COUNCILLORS LEAVE OF ABSENCE - 516649

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

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

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

A call for apologies 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.g - Code of Meeting Practice adopted and implemented.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\COUNCIL - COUNCILLORS AND STAFF DECLARATION OF INTEREST - 2014 - 516650

 

 

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.g - Code of Meeting Practice adopted and implemented.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\COUNCIL - COUNCILLORS DECLARATION OF POLITICAL DONATIONS - 516651

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT any Political Donations be noted.

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

A call for Declarations of any Political Donations.

 

 

ITEM 4 - HERITAGE GRANTS 2013/14 PROGRAM

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Seeking Council approval for funding allocation.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

In accordance with budget

IPR Linkage

4.3 Continue to implement the Heritage Program.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GRANTS AND SUBSIDIES\PROGRAMS\HERITAGE GRANTS 2013 - 527059

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT the application for restoration works at ‘Hillcrest’ 77 Edward Street, Molong be supported and that a funding offer of $1,000 be made to Mr John Lawrie.

 

 

Director of Environmental Services' REPORT

 

Council has received an application for restoration works involving repair to edges of verandah, repair to rotting joists and supporting timber and repair to loosened mortar at “Hillcrest” 77 Edward Street, Molong.

 

The heritage advisor has reviewed the application and is in support of the project subject to a review of the existing state of the building and the work proposed in order to assess whether the works are the best conservation.

 

ITEM 5 - 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.g - Code of Meeting Practice adopted and implemented.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\PROCEDURES - 527560

 

 

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.

   


GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT ON MATTERS FOR NOTATION SUBMITTED TO THE Environmental Services and Sustainability Committee Meeting TO BE HELD ON Tuesday 4 February, 2014

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ITEM 1      EPA - WOOD SMOKE REDUCTION PROGRAM............................ 1

ITEM 2      CADIA VALLEY OPERATIONS - ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT REPORT 2012-13.................................................................................. 2

ITEM 3      MINUTES OF THE CADIA VALLEY OPERATIONS COMMUNITY CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING....................................................................... 2

ITEM 4      HERITAGE ADVISOR'S REPORT - OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2013.......................................................................................................... 3  

 

ANNEXURE ITEMS

 

ANNEXURE 3.1    Minutes of Meeting Held 25 Nov 2013................... 4

ANNEXURE 3.2    Minutes of meeting held 19 August 2013......... 25

ANNEXURE 3.3    Minutes of meeting held 27 May 2013................. 44

ANNEXURE 4.1    Heritage Advisor's Report - October 2013.... 57

ANNEXURE 4.2    Heritage Advisor's Report - November 2013 67

ANNEXURE 4.3    Heritage Advisor's Report - December 2013. 89 

 


 

 

ITEM 1 - EPA - WOOD SMOKE REDUCTION PROGRAM

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To inform of council'ssuccessful expression of interest to participate in education program

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

5.5.1.d Support community education programs in environmental stewardship and management

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT\MONITORING\AIR POLLUTION - 526270

 

Director of Environmental Services' REPORT

 

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) administers the Wood Smoke Reduction Program which aims to assist local councils to raise awareness about the effects of wood smoke on health and the environment and about the benefits of correct wood heater operation. Integral components of the program also include smoky chimney surveillance by local councils and some targeted incentives to encourage a shift to space heaters that are less polluting.

 

The NSW Government is providing funding via the EPA so that this program can run in 2014, with up to $60,000 available for its implementation in local communities throughout NSW. Because of their potentially greater coverage, ROCs may be granted up to $100,000.

 

Late last year the EPA invited expressions of interest from councils and groups of councils to participate in one, two or all of the following program options:

 

1.      Community education programs about the health impacts of wood smoke pollution and how best to operate wood heaters;

2.      Smoky chimney surveys by councils and appropriate educational/enforcement action; and

3.      Targeted incentives to replace old, polluting wood heaters and fireplaces with cleaner alternatives.

 

Cabonne submitted an expression of interest to participate in the program, targeting program 1 only. Advice has been received that council has been successful in its application to participate in the program with $5,000 being allocated for delivery of the education component of the program.  A training/briefing day is to be held in Sydney in March to implement the program.

 

Each year council receives a small number of complaints during winter about pollution from wood smoke heaters. By participating in the EPA program it is envisaged that Cabonne Council can utilise the resources available to encourage community awareness of health impact of wood smoke pollution, and encourage more efficient use of wood heaters.

 

ITEM 2 - CADIA VALLEY OPERATIONS - ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT REPORT 2012-13

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To inform the committee of the CVO annual environmental management report

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 5. Manage our Natural Resources

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT\REPORTING\CADIA VALLEY OPERATIONS - ANNUAL ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT REPORT - 526557

 

Director of Environmental Services' REPORT

 

 

The Annual Environmental Management Report provides a summary of the issues and monitoring data for the reporting period and is a requirement of the Office of Resources and Energy and the Office of Environment and Heritage.

 

The annual site inspection highlights the activities, environmental management systems and corporate activities carried out by the mine over the past reporting phase. The overall environmental site management and in particular the program for revegetation of disturbed areas is of particular interest to the review team.

 

The Annual Environmental Management Report can be viewed from the Newcrest web site and provides review of the company’s response to site management, environmental management, community relations, water management, land biodiversity management planning and resource use.

 

A copy of the report can also be made available to any interested councillors by contacting Council’s Environmental Services department

 

 

ITEM 3 - MINUTES OF THE CADIA VALLEY OPERATIONS COMMUNITY CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Providing Councillors with the minutes of the Cadia Valley Operations Community Consultative Committee.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

5.5.1 Participate in Cadia Community Consultative Committee

Annexures

1.  Minutes of Meeting Held 25 Nov 2013

2.  Minutes of meeting held 19 August 2013

3.  Minutes of meeting held 27 May 2013    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT\MEETINGS and COMMITTEES\CADIA VALLEY OPERATIONS COMMUNITY CONSULTATIVE - STEERING COMMITTEE - 527052

 

Director of Environmental Services' REPORT

 

The minutes of the Cadia Valley Operations Community Consultative Committee for the meetings held on 27 May, 19 August and 25 November are attached for the Council’s information.

 

 

ITEM 4 - HERITAGE ADVISOR'S REPORT - OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2013

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Providing Councillors with a copy of the Heritage Advisor's report for October, November and December 2013.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

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

Annexures

1.  Heritage Advisor's Report - October 2013

2.  Heritage Advisor's Report - November 2013

3.  Heritage Advisor's Report - December 2013    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\DEVELOPMENT AND BUILDING CONTROLS\REPORTS\HERITAGE - 527061

 

Director of Environmental Services' REPORT

 

A copy of the Heritage Advisor’s Report for October, November and December 2013 is attached for the information of the committee.  


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Item 4 Environmental Services and Sustainability Committee Meeting 4 February 2014

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David Scobie Architects                                                                                

                                                                                                                               

Level One, 177A Sailors Bay Road,                                                                           

Northbridge,                                                                                                       Heritage

NSW 2063                                                                                                          

Tel:  (02) 9967 2426

Fax: (02) 9967 2471

Mobile: 0412 415010

Email scobiearchitect@optusnet.com.au

 

Cabonne Shire Council

Via email

Attn: Ms. Heather Nicholls &

Amanda Rasmussen

 

REPORT: October 2013                                                      Visit: 15/10/2013

 

1.0        Information provided to the Heritage Advisor

 

1.1        Heritage Committee Meeting:

1.1.1     Current issues: Items addressed below

 

1.2        Heritage Advisor appointments –

·      Each of the Tuesday visits is listed below

November 5th

December 3rd

 

2.0        Follow Up required

 

v Eugowra Hotel - reconstruction

v Molong Bakery – verandah reinstatement

v Canowindra – Main Street Study

v Canowindra – Plaques

v Ophir Trust

 

The following notes apply to site visits and requests for advice

The intention is that the notes are passed to the Property Owner/Enquirer/DA Applicant:

 

 

3.0        The Amusu Theatre and Tom’s Garage - Manildra

Meeting with Tony and works and services staff

Contact: tony.weekes@cabonne.nsw.gov.au

 

The site is listed as a Heritage Item on the NSW State Heritage Register making the NSW Heritage Council through the Heritage Branch the consent authority for development.

 

The site is also listed on the Cabonne Shire LEP.

 

The site is managed by a Trust with Council as one of the trustees. There is not a comprehensive master plan or Conservation Management Plan which covers minor development for the site.

 

The site has undergone minor development since the change to the garage building to accommodate the movie poster collection and visitor facilities. These changes have generally been sympathetic with the significance of the site although there has been some loss of the significance of the garage history in accommodating the changes.

 

There is a need to consistently improve the facilities to provide for visitors including disabled access and facilities and this needs to be achieved without detracting from the historic significance and integrity of the site and buildings.

 

Close view of the fuel caps to be retained and replacement concrete to replace the damaged surround and the return curb which is to be retained.

 

 

The general footpath, noting the joint pattern. A cross grid at 1500mm centres is required in the new footpath.

 

A general view of the site showing the Garage and crossover where the ramp is to be constructed.

 

 

The crossover to be replaced with the ramp.

 

 

Typical fuel tank cover cap.

 

 

Typical view of the footpath in front of the garage building.

 

 

The following works are commencing tomorrow:

·      The footpath to the front of the two buildings is to be replaced;

·      An access ramp is to be installed between the footpath and the road opposite the space between the two buildings

·      The existing crossover in front of the garage door is being replaced and

·      The side lane is having drainage and a curb to reduce stormwater overflow

 

Heritage recommendations:

·      The existing cast iron fuel caps and installations are to be retained in the new finished footpath due to their heritage significance;

·      A CCS Pigment or equivalent oxide to Panther to be used for the Access Ramp concrete so that it blends in with the bitumen road surface;

·      A CCS Pigment or equivalent to Ghost Gum or Paperbark is to be used for the general concrete elsewhere to footpaths, curb and guttering, so as to reduce the visual contrast between the new and old;

·      Drainage grates to be black heelguard similar to those used in Canowindra

·      Joints in the footpath to be at rightangles to the building line and at 1500mm centres maximum, so as to continue a similar traditional layout as the existing footpaths;

·      The return curbs each side of the where the new ramp is to go are to be retained and the ramp to fit neatly between them

·      The extra concrete path to surround the new stormwater outlet and existing sewer check cover box is to have discrete joints and to line up with other joints;

·      Given the weed growth and lack of maintenance to the existing verge, the grassed area should be replaced with cement stabilised local decomposed granite. The Canowindra finish has been reviewed and it is noted that it appears to be loose and not cement stabilised.

 

4.0        HACC Offices, Canowindra

 

Meeting with Mick Philpott

 

The building is located within the Gaskill Street Conservation Area.

 

The building has a number of elements which are original and overall the building has retained the character and significance of the original design. Distinctive features include the curved top parapet facade, the very rare curved glass elements and shopfronts and internally the rooms which have their ceilings and rooflights  intact.

 

The building consists of three separate elements running between Gaskill Street and the Lane. The spaces accommodate HACC, the Library and a tenancy. There are two box gutters between the three pitched roofs. The roofs end in gables fronting the rear yard and service area.

 

The purpose of the visit was to review the condition of the roofs and gutters to the building

 

General view of the rear gable ends to the three pitches and the two box gutters

 

 

Detail view of the ‘rainwater head’ and damaged flashings to one of the box gutters

 

 

General view of the rear elevation noting vets and rainwater heads

 

 

A view of one of the typical original rooflights in the HACC area included within the ceilings. The Library has a contemporary suspended ceiling.

 

 

Hazard issues:

·      It appears the roofing sheets are very early 6’ sheets. From the ground there appears to be a number of raised side laps between the sheets. These side laps allow wind blown rain into the roof space. Securing these laps is often problematic in a roof of this age as the cypress battens have dried to a very brittle state due to their small cross-section and they no longer hold the fixings – even contemporary ‘tek screws’.

·      It is likely that the roof sheeting will have older nail holes which ‘leak’ and have not been sealed;

·      The roof sheeting has been extensively walked upon by successive roofers repairing and attending to the box gutters and this has damaged and deformed the sheeting. As the underlying battens are brittle and will have minimal bearing capacity, walking on the roofs will be hazardous and access should only be undertaken with the roofs planked so the load is as evenly distributed as possible. Point loads must be avoided at all costs

·      The end rolled flashings are not complete along the length of the fascias and this allows water to enter over the fascia and into the roof areas.

·      The rain water heads are both different and appear to be ‘jerry-built’ to suit the situation. Their capacity appears insufficient for such long runs of box gutter and large roof areas.

·      The existing roofs will have no sarking which is a second line of defence used in contemporary roofs. Any thermal insulation on the ceiling level is being damaged and rendered ineffective by the leaks.

 

Recommendations

The following works are recommended in order that the building life and levels of long term maintenance and costs may be reduced. Further delay in replacing the roof is likely to see costs escalate as damage continues to both the building interiors and the contents.

 

·      The existing roof sheeting should be replaced with corrugated colorbond sheeting in Shale Grey

·      On the bale ends the flashings should be traditional barge roll type with spear points all in Manor Red colorbond;

·      The two required rain water heads should be Fielders R27 in Manor red colorbond finish with matching circular downpipes

·      The sheeting should include new galvanised steel standard roof battens to replace the existing battens and the roof fixings should be traditional appearing

·      The roof should include standard sarking and an insulation blanket preferably in a single product and installed in accordance with Bluescope steel instructions so as to avoid condensation.

·      All the existing skylights should be retained and appropriate waterproof flashings provided;

·      Ridge flashings should be traditional ridge roll type.

·      Within the front foyer, four standard plasterboard ceiling vents must be installed so as to allow air flow through the foyer and into the ceiling space to reduce the damp and risk of mildew, condensation and odour which currently pervade the space

·      As an option: Install sufficient Photovoltaic panels to cover the north facing pitches on the three roof slopes so that the longer term costs associated with lighting and air-conditioning can be off-set. Council is entitled to a deal through Essential Energy for the installation.

 

5.0        Local Heritage Fund Application – The Molong Bakery

54 Bank Street

 

The site has recently been the subject of works for reinstating the front verandah which had been catastrophically damaged by a postal delivery vehicle.

 

The works are currently 90% complete.

 

The subject of the Application is the painting of the two existing shopfronts, above the awning at the front of the building, the entrance to the flat and the remainder of the building exterior.

 

Two quotations for the work have been obtained by the managing agents.

 

The nominal budget is $13,000

 

The application is for $1,000

 

The work as noted will enhance the heritage significance of the site, where the reinstatement has already replaced an unsightly structure with a more appropriate structure.

 

The Grant is recommended to Council on the condition that the colour scheme advice provided by the heritage advisor is utilised or any variations discussed prior to completion.

 

·      Generally external paint is to be Matt with the exception of the doors, windows and shopfront joinery which is to be semi-gloss;

·      The doors to be Dulux or equal Indian Red

·      On the shopfronts:

The two horizontal bull nose shaped moulds are to be Indian red;

The remainder of the joinery on the shopfronts to be Deep Bronze Green;

The fanlights above the doors and shopfronts which have been previously painted are to be stripped back to clear glass;

The sign panel above the shopfront – known as the hamper panel,  may be left as existing in Cream and Green;

·      Existing face brick walls should not be painted;

·      The first floor door frames to be Deep Bronze Green and the doors to be Indian red;

·      The front brick wall which is currently Cream is to be equal to Wattyl /Pascol Stone;

·      Do not paint the cement base wall element on the corner or the return up the side under the brickwork – leave as it is;

·      The projecting corbel on the right hand shop to be Indian Red;

·      The side brick walls which are currently painted should be cleaned in preference or Pascol/Wattyl Stone if cleaning is not possible – the paint on the side wall may just come off with aggressive water blasting and if this is the case a clean unpainted wall would be preferable;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Item 4 Environmental Services and Sustainability Committee Meeting 4 February 2014

Item 4 - Annexure 2

 

David Scobie Architects                                                                                

                                                                                                                               

Level One, 177A Sailors Bay Road,                                                                           

Northbridge,                                                                                                       Heritage

NSW 2063                                                                                                         

Tel:  (02) 9967 2426

Fax: (02) 9967 2471

Mobile: 0412 415010

Email scobiearchitect@optusnet.com.au

 

Cabonne Shire Council

Via email

Attn: Ms. Heather Nicholls &

Amanda Rasmussen

 

REPORT: November 2013                                                  Visit: 05/11/2013

 

1.0        Information provided to the Heritage Advisor

 

1.1        Heritage Committee Meeting:

1.1.1     Current issues: Items addressed below

 

1.2        Heritage Advisor appointments –

·      Each of the Tuesday visits is listed below

December 3rd

February 4th, 2014

 

2.0        Follow Up required

 

v Eugowra Hotel - reconstruction

v Molong Bakery – verandah reinstatement

v Canowindra – Main Street Study

v Canowindra – Plaques

v Ophir Trust

 

The following notes apply to site visits and requests for advice

The intention is that the notes are passed to the Property Owner/Enquirer/DA Applicant:

 

 

3.0        East Guyong Cemetery and the Community consultative Committee

 

Significance

The site is a listed heritage item on the Cabonne LEP.

It includes the Church (deconsecrated & current residence) and associated cemetery.

The cemetery includes burials, monuments, substantial trees and an early timber picket fence and gate.

 

The cemetery is located off an unmade road leading off Fenton Road. The site has extensive views to the west from the rising ground. The former Church roof is visible from the Cemetery. The Cemetery includes a range of important cultural plantings including the surround Hawthorns, a central group of radiate pines, eucalypts and general re-growth to the north east corner, an oak and a pair of pencil pines at the entry.

 

A discrete standard finger type road sign marks the entry to Fenton Road off the Mitchell Highway.

 

Proposal

The local community consultative committee has an exciting opportunity through the Quarry Project and is proposing a range of works to the Cemetery. The works are related to a contribution as part of the consent for the nearby quarry works. The works are indicated on several documents.

 

A site Plan

·      Swimming pool type fence panels at the Highway entry to Fenton Road

·      Upgrading works to Knapp street

·      A car park area at the cemetery entrance

·      A picnic setting at the end of Knapp street

·      Perimeter fencing

A quotation: $13,200 incl. GST, 19/09

·      300m of fencing

·      Demolish 300m of existing fence and trim planting as needed

·      Fence panels and general clean up timber and long grass

Meeting notes: 8/07

·      New ‘stock proof fence’ to be 1m outside existing on N, S & E boundaries

·      Confirmation required from owner of the western property

 

 

          Site visit, review and comments

         

 

      

The entrance to the 1871 Anglican Church, noting the distinctive materials and construction. The stone is interesting in the combination of sandstone and basalt.

 

 

Distinctive Pencil pine at the Church – in common with the cemetery where there are two at the entrance

 

The entry to Knapp Street with the existing steel strainers. It is appreciated that these strainers detract from the significance of the entry due to their plain contemporary character however swimming pool fence panels may not introduce the appropriate character.

Options:

·      Council is currently completing work at the Molong cemetery entry which is relevant – simple timber post and rail fencing with a white stain is probably more appropriate although timber pickets are generally not found on public roads

·      The adjoining church inspires the second and preferred option in association with the quarry – gabions. These are wire or galmesh framed containers nominally 1500mm high and any length and 450mm deep which are filled with local stone. The proposal would be to construct these around and to engulf the existing posts and strainers and extend for a nominal 3m each side.

Examples of simple gabions are illustrated here as they continue the local themes of quarrying and the use of stone at the Church while using it in a contemporary manner:

 

 

Gabion as simple wall/fence

retaining wall seat design

 

Gabion as part of the landscape with incorporated timber elements

 

 

 

View looking west down the entry road – Knapp Street. The road is in very good condition and is worthy of retention in the current form. The grass considerably reduces erosion and requires minimal maintenance. Consistent with this low impact approach, no formed car parking should be created beyond the delineation using slashing and mowing and the stone gabions for limiting access. The gabions should remain 2400mm clear of the two side fences so as to retain access for farm vehicles using the public road.

 

Any additional tree planting to the side of Knapp Street should select an appropriate species which is common to the area and low maintenance particularly in three early establishing years. They need not be natives but should not be stark or contrasting in the landscape. The plantings should carefully utilise the slope, a swale with small retentions for each tree bowl and drilled out root cores, to support and promote sustainable tree growth.

 

 

The Cemetery entrance. The steel gate is deserving of good preparation and two coats of Dulux Lime White

 

 

A detail view of the rare entrance. Replacement picket fence panel to the right, original to the left and original main post – one of a pair. Pencil pine behind.

 

 

A detail view of the fixed wicket style entry – to be conserved

 

 

Detail view of post. Three Metal strap bands painted black may be required to bind the post.

The wicket gate and fence posts are rare and deserve good conservation to stabilise their condition and prolong their life.

 

All original material is to be retained and conserved. New material should be similar so as not to detract from the original materials.

 

Council currently has an excellent local carpenter working on a timber fencing project at the Molong Cemetery and he would be a good contact to have review the site and quote on the conservation of these elements. All timber elements will require extensive treatment with feast and Watson decking oil.

 

       

 

Details at the inside of the entry: Post and visitor book enclosure and two planters.

 

The items are un-necessarily close to the entrance which would benefit from having some extra breathing. Moving these items some 2m to the left, when looking out as in the above would achieve this.

 

A small entry path using decomposed crushed granite some 4m long and 1500mm wide would provide an apron for standing upon and addressing the items while keeping clear of the main gate.

 

A replacement stainless steel box for the visitor book could be sourced and supported on a simple steel frame which could have a history panel located beneath. The A2 size standard stainless steel panel would describe the history of the place and the list of known burials. The planters are not a traditional feature of cemeteries and do not serve an easily maintained use and could be removed.

 

Two bench seats would offer genuine respite and be traditional and useful elements in the place. One place recommended for consideration would be opposite the entry beneath the stand of trees offering a degree of shelter and privacy while the other would be beneath the young oak tree offering views out to the horizon. Each seat to be accompanied by an apron of decomposed granite pavement

 

 

Typical original and rare timber fence post. These are worth retaining and stabilising to reduce the rate of decay while they need not be restored or even incorporated into a new fence.

 

The proposal to erect a new fence 1m external to the original line is excellent and will enable the character and integrity to be retained. The original and rare posts should be conserved by moving to an upright position and supporting in a compacted 300mm cube of crushed roadbase footing with wire connections from the tops for extra support. There appears to be some 6-9 posts around the perimeter.

 

          The Kurrajong Tree

 

 

          View looking south east with radiate pines to the left

 

 

          View to the former Church looking North west

 

 

          Preliminary recommendations for consideration by the EGQ - CCC

·      The 300m steel stock proof fencing 1m outside the line of the existing on three sides is appropriate, subject to details for the wire, star pickets and timber corner posts and strainers;

·      There is no requirement for reducing the planting around the perimeter other than that required for the stabilisation of the rare original fence posts;

·      There is no requirement for pulling down the old fence or removing hawthorn plantings;

·      Construct two standard stone gabion walls at the Knapp Street entrance

·      Construct two bench seats using stone filled gabions with timber plank bench seat planks at locations within the Cemetery to be agreed

·      Construct a set of low gabion walls as a vehicle barrier to the top of Knapp street, as per the sketch proposal

·      In the south east corner of the road reserve left turn, construct a single picnic setting using low gabions and solid timber planks, as close as is reasonable to take shade from the large existing trees;

·      Construct paved elements in decomposed granite or similar local quarried materials as noted to the entry and seats

·      Clean up in the Cemetery only in the tree area for the rest spaces noting the legal protection of the place under the Relics provisions of the NSW Heritage Act.

·      New paint finish to the restored picket fencing and wicket gate at the entry using Dulux Lime White.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.0        The proposed replacement RFS Byng Fire Station

The site is within the vicinity of the Byng Uniting Church and associated Cemetery

The proposed site is visible from the Cemetery and the Cemetery is visible from the proposed site. Therefore the design and appearance of the Fire Station building needs to be sympathetic with the character of the setting. In principle this means the location of the building and the colour scheme.

 

The Fire Station can be regarded and interpreted as a simple traditional steel or iron clad shed standing in the landscape.

 

 

A detail view of the Church which is opposite the Cemetery.

 

 

Traditional entrance to the Cemetery

 

 

View of the site from the Cemetery showing the open and peaceful character of the site and surroundings.

 

 

View of the proposed site from the road which will provide access

 

 

View of the Cemetery from the road, in the vicinity of the proposed site.

 

 

A view of the recent fire station at Lake Canobolas clad in Surfmist and Red doors.

The Surfmist - white walls are bright and reflective and un-necessarily attract attention. The doors however are a darker colour and do not appear as reflective despite their strong colour. Note also how the glass also reads very dark and thus is more sympathetic with the surroundings than the white walls.

 

 

The two pedestal type signs adjoining the Fire Station are in a standard dark Green with white lettering and are illustrated here to illustrate the different visual impact of light and dark colours on the setting. This site is not a heritage setting however the white building  - the same as the Byng proposal, detracts from the lakeside setting while the dark green colours blend in well..

 

Comments

·      The Byng site is clearly visible to and from the Cemetery which has a high degree of heritage significance and where the visual character of the vicinity is critically important to the heritage items

·      The proposed site plan for the Byng Fire Station requires further detail and clarification:

The extent of cut and fill to meet the road level

The elevation to accommodate the large doors

The extent of hard-standing

An agreed colour scheme

Appropriate landscape planting to screen the bulk and scale

 

Recommendations

·      The following preliminary recommendations are intended to guide the next stage of the design process and assist further refinement of the proposal so that the shed and site layout complement the setting:

The shed would make the least visible impact on the setting were it moved towards the East – the upper road junction. This also appears to be slightly higher ground and away from the creek;

The doors in the shed would make the least visual impact if located on the western side or Bookanon end

External standard colorbond colours should be suitable to assist in blending in to the traditional dark landscape background.  Woodland Grey is the preferred colour for the all the exterior elements: roof, walls, window frames, downpipes, gutters and doors. The example of Surfmist used on the Lake Canobolas is essentially white and would be highly reflective against the landscape.

The Manor Red doors proposed are similar to those at Canobolas and would be acceptable as part of an overall package of agreed design issues.

Landscape planting similar to Canobolas would be required to the visual sides of the site provided the plants are selected to provide sufficient height, only plus any necessary to stabilise any earth banks.

5.0        Manildra Community Hall, Manildra

 

The building is a prominent structure within the main street of Manildra.

The elevations include a number of traditional timber windows.

Significance

The building has historic, social and aesthetic significance for the community

 

Works

The timber framed windows are an important feature and require restoration and protective paint finish to extend their useful lifespan. This has been proposed through careful joinery repairs.

 

Note also that the internal flat roof to the entry porch has leaked over many years causing the rust and damage with loss of the pressed metal egg and dart cornice pieces. When the roof is repaired, the pressed metal from Pressed tin panels in Bathurst can be replaced with matching elements.

 

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ABN 43 104 063 434
22 Vale Road
Bathurst NSW 2795
Australia

Attention: Amanda Carter.

T +61 (0) 2 6332 1738
F +61 (0) 2 6332 1896

 

 

A paint colour scheme after minor repairs to cracking is recommended.

The following image makes an appropriate colour scheme capable of being established.

         

A photo of the history panel on the footpath, indicating the colour scheme which can be interpreted from the black and white image.

 

The wonderful leadlight on the top is worthy of internal well placed warm white night lights to fully display the colours and patterns

 

General walls                                                        Wheat

Columns                                                     Gloss Classic Cream

Column block pedestals                                        Wheat                            

Column bases                                                      Red oxide                      

Frieze wall band in roughcast & Gable panels                  Classic Cream

Horizontal mouldings                                            Red Oxide

Lettering & column top moulds                              Lime white

Doors & Windows                                        Red Oxide

   Recessed door panels                                        Terra Cotta                    

Horizontal drip moulds above windows                   Red oxide

Cornice mould corbelling                    Lime white

Parapet capping                                Red oxide

Entry soffit                                        Sage Green

 

Fence wall                                         Wheat

Pipe rails                                           Red oxide

 

 

6.0        Residence, Bank street

 

The building is a standard timber clad residence next to the bank and within the Conservation Area.

 

Proposal

The owner is seeking to erect a front verandah to improve the appearance and keep the summer sun off the main facade.

 

 

 

Comments

The setbacks vary along the street due to the range of commercial buildings including the Bank, coming forward to the boundary. The residential buildings generally have boundary fences and front gardens.

 

Given the timber weatherboard cladding and the custom orb roofing, a front verandah in similar materials could be appropriate for the building and complement the streetscape.

 

The slope on the verandah roof should be the maximum possible slope allowing for the skillion being tucked p on the wall beneath the eave and the lintel beam to the verandah being a nominal 2300mm above the deck.

The deck level to be a standard step at 170mm below the internal floor level. Given the location of the front door and the traditional path the replacement front steps could be located on the front of the deck to line up with the door.

 

Posts recommended as ex 150mm square and consider using pairs of posts each side of the entrance and single posts for the other locations.

 

Enclose sub-floor with horizontal timber deck type slats.

 

Leave a 300mm compacted road base around the perimeter of the new verandah deck and then a 600mm planting bed around that and plant with a low maintenance hedging shrub which will grow to some 1200mm. This hedge will provide some screening to the base of the verandah and line up with the new front steps. Retain and pressure wash the concrete entry path.

 

Consider a simple post and two rail treated pine fence with traditional steel and wire rural gate and latch and paint all in Sage Green to match front verandah

 

Colour scheme for consideration

Dulux traditional colours for comparison

 

Weatherboard walls                                  Classic Cream

Door and window sashes                          As existing – Jasper?

Door and window surrounds                      Sage Green          

Fascia & Gutter                                         Deep bronze Green

Eaves soffit                                              Summershade

Front Door                                      Deep Bronze Green gloss enamel

 

Timber deck                                             Feast & Watson deck oil

Timber slats to sub floor                            Brownstone

New verandah posts & beams                   Sage Green          

New fascia and gutter & DP                       Deep Bronze Green

New verandah rafters & purlins                           Summershade

 

 

New timber post & rail fence and gate                  Sage Green

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

7.0        Annual Heritage Strategy checklist

 

1

Heritage Committee

Advice to Council

1

5

 

 

 

Consultant Directory

 

 

 

 

 

Services & trades Directory

 

 

 

2

Heritage Study

Aboriginal Study

 

 

 

 

 

Statements of significance

 

 

 

3

Heritage Advice

Site visits

5

17

 

 

 

Heritage advice

5

21

 

 

 

Urban design advice

 

3

 

 

 

Pre-DA advice

 

1

 

 

 

Advice on DA's

1

2

 

4

Pro-active Management

Heritage DCP

 

 

 

 

 

Urban design DCP

 

 

 

 

 

DA fee relief

 

 

 

 

 

Flexible Planning & building

 

 

 

5

Local Heritage Fund

Funded projects

 

5

 

 

 

Project value

 

1

 

 

 

Heritage fund value

 

2

 

 

 

Owner contribution

 

2

 

 

 

Tourism projects

 

2

 

6

Main Street

Committee

 

 

 

 

 

Study

 

 

 

 

 

Implementation

 

1

 

 

 

Expanded main street

 

 

 

7

Education & promotion

Brochures, web, plaques, panels

 

3

 

 

 

Events

 

 

 

 

 

Tourism strategy

 

 

 

 

 

Trails

 

 

 

 

 

Training

 

1

 

8

Council assets

Asset management plans

 

 

 

 

 

CMP and CMS

 

 

 

 

 

Works budgets

1

3

 

9

Sustainability

Adaptive re-use

 

 

 

 

 

Restoration

 

1

 

 

 

Reinstatement

 

 

 

 

 

Landscape

 

3

 

 

 

Water

 

 

 

 

David Scobie         RA


Item 4 Environmental Services and Sustainability Committee Meeting 4 February 2014

Item 4 - Annexure 3

 

David Scobie Architects                                                                                

                                                                                                                               

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Northbridge,                                                                                                       Heritage

NSW 2063                                                                                                         

Tel:  (02) 9967 2426

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Cabonne Shire Council

Via email

Attn: Ms. Heather Nicholls &

Amanda Rasmussen

 

REPORT: December 2013                                                  Visit: 03/12/2013

 

1.0        Information provided to the Heritage Advisor

 

1.1        Heritage Committee Meeting:

1.1.1     Current issues: Items addressed below

 

1.2        Heritage Advisor appointments –

·      Each of the Tuesday visits is listed below

December 3rd

February 4th, 2014

March 4th

April 8th 

May 6th

 

 

2.0        Follow Up required

 

v Eugowra Hotel - reconstruction

v Canowindra – Plaques

v Ophir Trust

v East Guyong Cemetery

 

The following notes apply to site visits and requests for advice

The intention is that the notes are passed to the Property Owner/Enquirer/DA Applicant:

 

 

3.0        St. Luke’s Church, Obley Street, Yeoval

Meeting with Damian

 

Significance:

The site is listed on the Cabonne Shire LEP as a heritage item.

It has social significance for the Church and local community. It has aesthetic and architectural significance in relation to the carpenter gothic style of the building and the retained integrity.

The interior includes some elements with significance including two leadlight windows – one each on the main front and rear elevations, the two porches and the original flooring and wall treatment.

 

The site includes a standard village block with the 1924 church centrally located, a driveway access to the western side and a circa 1970s timber framed fibro clad hall building to the rear of the Church. The hall includes a kitchen but no bathroom. Two original toilets are freestanding behind the hall.

 

There are a number of early trees on the site which are sympathetic with the age of the Church and are worthy of retention. The front fence is a steel pipe and woven wire structure with steel gates.

 

The western elevation: two porches, carpenter gothic windows, fibro batten cladding, steeply pitched roof

 

 

The long elevation: the Hall behind the Church

 

 

The foundation stone at the front (on the foundation) of the building

 

 

 

 

The exterior of the front memorial window

 

 

The interior of the Altar window

 

 

The interior – view to the front showing the memorial window

The inscription on the window – which illustrates St. Luke the patron saint of Medicine, indicates that it was provided as a gift to the Church in memoriam to Jesse Alma Johnson from her husband and daughters in 1975

 

Proposal

The site is for sale and the auction is this weekend.

Damian is proposing to adapt the church for a residence including retention of the exterior, the addition of an external verandah to the east and west elevations, and internally a mezzanine at the rear/altar end with a kitchen below. The division of the church with partition walls for bedrooms was discussed.

 

As the site is a listed heritage item, all works will require a development application which addresses the impact of any proposed works on the heritage aspects of the site and building. The standard requirements for a DA are clearly set out on the council web site.

 

Comments

The important aspect of the significance of the interior of the church is the nave or general open space. As this makes the building distinctive, it is preferable for it to be retained as far as is reasonable. The insertion of a mezzanine floor above the altar would reduce the space to a degree while producing a solid element such as kitchen where the altar is located would also reduce the significance of the space and the altar location in particular.

 

A more traditional alternative would be to introduce the mezzanine and kitchen element at the front end in a manner similar to church galleries and choir lofts. This would leave the altar area free and the mezzanine would have more height in the front than at the altar where there are two steps.

 

A construction issue with a mezzanine in this building is the restriction the roof design places on the usable floor area after considering a stair for access.

 

Partitions in the nave for bedrooms would be expensive given the ceiling height and also reduce the character of the space.

         

          Alternatives

The hall building provides an extraordinary opportunity to provide a substantial residence on the same site while retaining the distinctive character of the church. This would involve converting the rear of the hall into the kitchen, dining, and bathroom and the front of the hall into bedrooms.

 

The site to the rear appears to have sufficient space for a shed and garage.

 

Both the Church and the hall have the capacity for an enclosed link between the two buildings. While this should probably be symmetrical the glass window is a distinctive element which should be retained and the panels opened on each side.

 

In developing a scheme, contact with Council Planning and Development staff and the heritage Advisor will assist the progress of the scheme.

 

 

Notes:

The original bell has been removed from the site. As it has heritage significance it would be appreciated if it could be returned.

 

The Agent and Solicitors indicate that apparently the contract for the sale indicates removal of the two windows. As the site is a heritage item the removal of elements which are on the exterior and have heritage significance, is regarded as Development requiring the consent of Council.

 

Consent would normally require a development application.

The issues for consideration would be as follows:

·      What are the reasons for removal?

·      Where the windows to be located, is the location a heritage place, what are the implications of their new location/installation and will the windows be conserved and interpreted?

·      What would be installed in place of the removed windows? The expectation would be that the replacement window would be in a suitable contemporary design and use stained or coloured glass. It would be preferable for at least one window to remain in-situ given the significance of the Church and the windows and that items lose their significance when taken out of their original context.

 

Should the auction and sale proceed as planned, then both parties should be aware of the process outlined above. Council would be pleased to negotiate initially with the Church over the relocation of a window and secondly after the sale to negotiate with the new owner over the replacement were it not completed prior to settlement.

 

Council has no issues with the de-consecration of the Church and the change of use from the Church to a residence subject to an Application.

 

 

          David Scobie

          Heritage Advisor

 

 

 

 

4.0        The Canowindra Main Street Scheme

 

A meeting was held with Eddie in the Gaskill Street to review the issues raised by the Business Chamber.

 

The Chamber presented a list of projects they consider important and priorities for the future development of Canowindra. The list was accompanied by a series of photos illustrating many of the existing situations.

 

The list is as follows:

1.   Main Street Plan

2.   Seal Gaskill Street and crossing – done

3.   Develop former SES site for parking and toilets

4.   Sign project – underway

5.   Sculpture for northern wall to community hall

6.   Memorial Park rubbish bins - coming

7.   New fencing to western side of memorial Park

8.   Ash tray options for rubbish bins

9.   Memorial Park rubbish bins - coming

10.  Strong solar lighting for memorial park

11.  Sealing the Rodd Street facade of Morris Park (particularly the driver reviver area)

12.  Blatchford Street lighting

13.  Plant out crossings at School Tilga street

14.  Plant out Bus bay

15.  New seats for Gaskill Street

16.  Landscape and plant trees at town Entries

17.  Brick planter for caravan park

18.  Level the flat below the baths

19.  Replace verandah posts in Gaskill Street

20.  Erect heritage lighting using multi-purpose poles, down Ferguson Street and into Gaskill Street – see item 1.

 

 

Comments

·      One of the objectives of the business chamber is to develop a series of events at nominally bi-monthly intervals to increase visitation to Canowindra

·      The basis for many of the projects is improving the setting and capacity for regular events

·      The liaison would be with the Business Chamber

·      Dylan Gower is an interested local architect who is expected to contribute and to offer the results of the student project in due course

·      As the implications are very broad for the community a wide set of stakeholders could be expected to contribute to the list of projects

·      The projects break down into two sets: one set of special projects around the town probably relating to specific functions which need to be spelt out as the reasons for the works

·      The second set are upgrades within the central business area.

 

The following issues were raised during the town walk which included only the central portion of Gaskill Street:

·      The concept of removing the traditional telegraph poles into the rear street and running power lines from the rear to the buildings

·      The vision of the street being decorated at various times of the year with traditional decorative banners and these would be suspended for multi-purpose poles, as noted in the project list

·      There are a number of historic issues related to the governance context from the days of the Boree shire which remain to rankle some members of the community and will need to be addressed

·      Parking capacity, location and future extra parking spaces for standard vehicles plus large tourist vehicles are a high priority

·      Parking options at the rear of Gaskill Street for example in the former SES site and Ryall Street may require an access in the form of an arcade or open route to Gaskill Street

·      The railway precinct has potential for a heritage project in the form of a walking trail based on the 2002 Conservation Management Plan. The trail would be a circuit around a number of important rail sites and has the future potential for upgrading into a major attraction highlighting rolling stock and various forms of rail wagons and loading techniques.

·      The rail precinct has potential for supporting greater integration between the existing three key attractions which are not currently linked or integrated: Memorial Park, the Museum, The Age of Fishes Museum and the Railway Precinct

·      The Age of Fishes Museum has the potential for substantial future expansion

·      Gaskill Street

There are elements of the footpath where access should be improved – the steps in the vicinity of Finns Store is a prime example

There are many business premises which do not have access which complies with the BCA and strategies should be developed for each to allow implementation over the long term without negative impacts on the heritage significance

The type of rubbish bin is unsuitable for a heritage conservation area

The bin type does not include a smokers facility (forecast changes in legislation affecting smoking in public places is to be noted)

The number of bench seats is not adequate for peak periods

The inboard location of the existing bench seats is less preferred than the outboard location favoured by most Councils

Consultation with major event organisers is recommended given their role and stakeholding

The Rotary clock has not worked for many years and requires refurbishment and possibly a new location or removal

Many verandah posts have damaged posts base skirtings and these should be relatively easily repaired

There are several cantilevered steel awnings which appear to be in a poor structural condition and require restoration

Some awnings have ad-hoc steel post props as a short term solution. These need to be replaced with a permanent solution

The concrete ‘pram ramps’ are out dated and need to be replaced with current standard accessible ramps

The Blatchford Gaskill street intersection has been the scene of at least one vehicle accident and is worthy of an upgrade to improve pedestrian access while allowing for all vehicles. Details will need to be low key so as not to disrupt the heritage character of the street

The Community square is in a very poor condition and a very unsatisfactory introduction to the main street

The new bus stop shelter is in a faux heritage style recently constructed and is not a structure which suits the heritage streetscape or conservation area.

The opposite side of the street is also a bus stop for buses travelling in the opposite direction and is therefore worthy of a shelter. A simple appropriate and contemporary style shelter would complement the cream brick feature side wall of the community hall.

Canowindra motors is key building and destination at the other end of the street and is worthy of a verandah as it is a focal point.

 

The next meeting to be Tuesday February 4th

The objective would be to visit the non-main street sites and discuss the rationale behind the projects.

It would be useful to meet other key community groups and stakeholders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.0        Annual Heritage Strategy checklist

 

1

Heritage Committee

Advice to Council

1

6

 

 

 

Consultant Directory

 

 

 

 

 

Services & trades Directory

 

 

 

2

Heritage Study

Aboriginal Study

 

 

 

 

 

Statements of significance

 

 

 

3

Heritage Advice

Site visits

2

19

 

 

 

Heritage advice

2

23

 

 

 

Urban design advice

 

3

 

 

 

Pre-DA advice

1

2

 

 

 

Advice on DA's

 

2

 

4

Pro-active Management

Heritage DCP

 

 

 

 

 

Urban design DCP

 

 

 

 

 

DA fee relief

 

 

 

 

 

Flexible Planning & building

 

 

 

5

Local Heritage Fund

Funded projects

 

5

 

 

 

Project value

 

1

 

 

 

Heritage fund value

 

2

 

 

 

Owner contribution

 

2

 

 

 

Tourism projects

 

2

 

6

Main Street

Committee

 

 

 

 

 

Study

 

 

 

 

 

Implementation

 

1

 

 

 

Expanded main street

 

 

 

7

Education & promotion

Brochures, web, plaques, panels

 

3

 

 

 

Events

 

 

 

 

 

Tourism strategy

 

 

 

 

 

Trails

 

 

 

 

 

Training

 

1

 

8

Council assets

Asset management plans

 

 

 

 

 

CMP and CMS

 

 

 

 

 

Works budgets

1

3

 

9

Sustainability

Adaptive re-use

 

 

 

 

 

Restoration

 

1

 

 

 

Reinstatement

 

 

 

 

 

Landscape

 

3

 

 

 

Water

 

 

 

 

David Scobie         RAI