GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT ON MATTERS FOR DETERMINATION SUBMITTED TO THE Economic Development and Tourism Committee Meeting TO BE HELD ON Tuesday 1 July, 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      BUSINESS PAPER ITEMS FOR NOTING........................................ 3   

 

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 - 555630

 

 

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   

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\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\COUNCIL - COUNCILLORS AND STAFF DECLARATION OF INTEREST - 2014 - 555631

 

 

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   

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\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\COUNCIL - COUNCILLORS DECLARATION OF POLITICAL DONATIONS - 555632

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT any Political Donations be noted.

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

A call for Declarations of any Political Donations.

 

 

ITEM 4 - 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   

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\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\PROCEDURES - 555633

 

 

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 the 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 Economic Development and Tourism Committee Meeting TO BE HELD ON Tuesday 1 July, 2014

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

ITEM 1      ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES REPORT.................... 1

ITEM 2      PROMOTION AND TOURISM ACTIVITIES REPORT.................... 4

ITEM 3      MEDIA RELEASES............................................................................... 8

ITEM 4      MEDIA ACTIVITIES REPORT............................................................. 9  

 

ANNEXURE ITEMS

 

 


GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT ON MATTERS FOR NOTATION SUBMITTED TO THE Economic Development and Tourism Committee Meeting TO BE HELD ON Tuesday 1 July, 2014

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ITEM 1 - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES REPORT

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Updating Councillors on economic development activities undertaken by Council's Economic Development Team.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

2.1.1.b - Implement strategies listed in the Economic Development Plan

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT\REPORTING\COUNCIL REPORTS - 561186

 

Acting Economic Development Manager's REPORT

 

Small Towns Development Group

EDS Objective 9.5

 

The Small Towns Development Group meeting was held 10 June 2014.

 

A number of the representatives acknowledged recent Community Assistance Program grants from Council for various projects and expressed thanks for these grants. The Committee discussed a number of other funding opportunities, including the State government’s Community Building Partnership program and Public Reserves Management Program. The Committee also raised a question about sharps disposal in Cabonne Shire. The Community Engagement and Grants Officer discussed the question with Council staff members who advised that there are sharps disposal bins at the Molong Depot and the Molong Hospital. The emptying of sharps disposal units is managed by NSW Health once the Depot or the Hospital report that the collection bins are full.

 

The next meeting will be held on 12 August 2014.

 

GrantBlast

EDS Objectives 9.3 & 9.4

 

The current three-month edition (May/June/July) of GrantBlast was distributed in early May. The current edition of this newsletter and previous editions are available on the Cabonne Council and Cabonne Country websites.

 

The next edition (July/August/September) is currently being compiled.

 

 

Grant & Award Submissions

EDS Objectives 9.3 & 9.4

 

The Community Engagement & Grants Officer has assisted the Canowindra Rugby League club with an application under the NSW Footy Facilities Fund; a program run by the Department of Sport and Recreation, in conjunction with National Rugby League. The club has applied for $13,120 to install a new electronic scoreboard, concrete around the canteen and install safer light switches at the ground. Applications for this program closed Friday 30 May.

 

The following funding applications have been submitted and results are pending:

 

The CEGO has submitted an application for funding under Sport and Recreation’s Participation and Facility Program. This application is for $25,000 to go towards the Canowindra Cycleway, a project being managed by Council’s Design Manager. Applications for this program closed on 2 April 2014.

 

Crown Lands announced a supplementary round of the Public Reserves Management Fund Program (PRMFP) funding in early December. The CEGO has assisted Manildra and Cumnock Showgrounds to submit applications in this round. Manildra is seeking funding for urgent repairs to the main pavilion’s guttering and down pipes. Cumnock is seeking funding for the construction of a new amenities block. Neither application was successful in the supplementary round of funding but have both been carried over into the next round of PRMFP funding.

 

The CEGO has assisted two groups with applications under Crown Lands’ latest round of Public Reserves Management Fund Program funding. Unlike previous rounds, this round of PRMFP funding was limited to showgrounds and projects involving pest and weed management. Manildra Showground has applied for funding to demolish and replace the existing sheep pavilion and Yeoval Showground has applied for funding to construct a new amenities block.

 

The CEGO has worked with the Cudal and District Men’s Shed to submit an application for funding under Australia Post’s Our Neighbourhood Community Grants program. Cudal and District Men’s Shed are seeking funding to install plasterboard inside their new shed.

 

The CEGO assisted the Molong Golf Club with an application under Sport and Recreation’s Participation and Facility Program.

 

The CEGO assisted Cargo, Canowindra, Cudal and Yeoval Men’s Sheds with applications for Australian Men’s Shed Association’s National Shed Development Program. Men’s Sheds could apply for funding across three categories including Tools and Equipment, Building Maintenance and Development and Shed Activities and Programs.

 

Community Group Development

EDS Objective 9.4

 

Council has administered the following enquires and/or met with:

a.      Age of Fishes Museum – ongoing support.

b.      Cudal Men’s Shed – assistance with grant information.

c.       Canowindra Rugby League Club – assistance with grant applications.

d.      EPPA – consultation regarding community noticeboards.

e.      MADIA – consultation regarding community noticeboards.

f.       Molong Rotary Club – assistance through CAP administration.

g.      Molong Show Society - assistance through CAP administration.

h.      Eugowra Show Society – assistance with grant funding.

i.        Cudal A & P Society – assistance with grant funding.

j.        Borenore CWA – assistance with grant information.

k.       Molong Players – assistance with grant information.

 

Cabonne Daroo Business Awards

EDS Objective 11.2

 

The Daroo Business Awards Committee met on 10 June 2014.

 

The following organisations have confirmed their sponsorship of the 2014 event:

·    Cabonne Council - Gold

·    VERTO - Silver

·    Newcrest Cadia Valley Operations - Gold

·    WIN (as the major media sponsor)

·    First Choice Credit Union - Silver

·    Adloyalty - Silver

·    MSM Milling - Silver

·    BEC - Silver

·    Golden Cross Resources - Gold

 

The Committee has arranged to hold the gala presentation evening at the Molong RSL Club on 7 November 2014.

 

Nominations have now been open since 20 May 2014. Online nominations have been slightly slower than in 2013 but final numbers of nominations cannot be calculated until the nomination boxes have been collected. Nominations will close 30 June 2014.

 

 

ITEM 2 - PROMOTION AND TOURISM ACTIVITIES REPORT

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Tp update Councillors on tourism activities undertaken by the Economic Development and Tourism team.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

2.2.1.a - Implement strategies listed in the Tourism Plan

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT\REPORTING\COUNCIL REPORTS - 561862

 

ACTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER's REPORT

 

Wine of the Month

 

TP Action: 3.1.2

 

The Wine of the Month for June 2014 was Brangayne of Orange – 2011 Tristan.

 

Tristan (cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, merlot blend) is a very popular medium bodied, easy drinking style exhibiting cool climate characteristics of each variety. The wine maker is Simon Gilbert. Suggested foods are hearty stews, casseroles, venison, lamb and steak.

 

What’s On in Cabonne

 

TP Action: 2.1.1, 3.1.2

 

The Cabonne Country What’s On Newsletter for June promoted 18 events and activities across Cabonne. The newsletter is distributed to regional visitors centres, Cabonne tourism operators and accommodation providers, schools, progress associations, community groups and regional and local media as well as being posted on Council’s website.

Council’s Promotions and Tourism Officer has also organised for What’s On to be placed on the Molong community notice Board.

 

 

Cabonne Major Events

TP Action: 1.4.2, 1.4.3 and 3.6.3.

Eugowra Murals Weekend (9 -11 May 2014) proved to be a great success and offered a range of activities over the three day weekend for the community and visitors to enjoy.

Orange Apple Festival (9 -11 May 2014) promoted the region’s apple industry and its history in the area. Cabonne Council was a sponsor of this festival through its Events Assistance Program.

Jayes Gallery in Molong provided the Vertigo Warrior exhibition which ran for the month and displayed works by Jane Tonks.

Other events included five movie screenings at the Amusu Theatre in Manildra as well the Yeoval Show (13 May 2014).

Cabonne Country Tourism Advisory Committee (CCTAC)

 

TP Action: 1.1.3, 5.1.6,

 

The next Cabonne Country Tourism Advisory Committee meeting was scheduled for Tuesday 24 June 2014

 

The outcomes of this meeting will be reported in the next Committee meeting report scheduled for the meeting in July.

 

Central NSW Tourism Update

TP Action: 5.2.2

Unearth Central NSW

Marketing campaign coordinator Kathleen Drennan is calling for Cabonne content and images for food, wine, weddings and accommodation. The PTO has been invited to join the marketing team assist in gathering relevant content and information promoting Cabonne operators and

 

Visitor Survey

The first quarter of the Central NSW Visitor Survey has been successfully completed and surveys have been forwarded to Central NSW Tourism Executive Officer Lucy White for compilation and inclusion in a State picture of visitor interests, spend and length of stays. The next quarter for Cabonne producers to complete the survey will commence on 14 July 2014. The PTO has invited the Banjo Paterson Museum at Yeoval to participate in the survey.

 

Orange Region Destination Guide

 

TP Action: 3.4.1, 5.2.1 and 5.3.1

 

The PTO attended the June 4 workshop in Orange with representatives from Orange City Council, Blayney Council and design firm VAADA. Information on Cabonne attractions, personalities and activities has been forwarded for inclusion in the guide. A list of potential images has been provided to the photographer engaged for the project.

 

Community Assistance

 

TP Action: 1.1.3, 5.2.5

 

Cabonne Council’s PTO has liaised and provided assistance to the following organisations/businesses to enhance tourism, promote events and raise awareness of Cabonne Country throughout the region and State during the month of June 2014.

 

Taste Orange – Orange District Shopping, Art & Activities Guide

Banjo Paterson Festival planning for 2015

Central NSW Tourism

Orange City Council

Parker Picture Productions

Newell Highway Promotion Committee

Canowindra Balloon Challenge

Age of Fishes Museum

AdLoyalty

Cowra Regional Tourism

Central NSW Tourism

Gold Trails

Orange Mountain Wines

Newell Highway Committee

Caravanning & Motor Club

Australian National Field Days (ANFD)

Hedberg Hill Wines

Borrodell Vineyard

VAADA Graphic Design

Sauce Design

 

Advertising/Liaison

·    IMag

·    Newell Highway – new Visitor Guide

·    Taste Orange – Orange & District Shopping & Activities Guide

·    Central NSW Discover Magazine

·    The Wanderer Magazine 

 

Website

 

TP Action: 3.1.2, 3.4.2, 3.5.2

 

 

MONTH

ACTIVITY

2013

2014

PERCENTAGE  %

 

 

 

 

 

APRIL

VISITS

6695

7482

+11.8%

 

HITS

64119

94981

+48.1%

 

 

 

 

 

MAY

VISITS

5297

7547

+42.5%

 

HITS

60107

97692

+62.5%

 

 

Meetings attended

 

June 4: Destination Guide development meeting 

June 12: Cabonne Country Website training Sauce Design

June 18: G K Craig – Molong tourism brochure update

June 20: Centroc Social Media Conference, Forbes

 

Upcoming Events

 

Yeoval Mulga Bill Quick Shear                                        26 July 2014

Country NSW Expo                                                            2 & 3 August 2014

TasteOrange@Sydney                                                      20 -22 August 2014

Through These Lines –Play, Manildra Soldiers Hall   27 August 2014

Meet U in Molong                                                               13 September 2014

Eugowra Youth off the Streets                                         20 September 2014

ANFD                                                                                   23 -26 October 2014

 

Banjo Paterson Festival 2014

 

A letter of thanks was received from Member of Orange Andrew Gee, who spoke in NSW Parliament about the highly successful Banjo Paterson Festival held in February 2014. Mr Gee recognised Cabonne Council’s support and contribution to the festival’s organising committee.

 

The Banjo Paterson Festival Organising Committee has reconvened and has commenced initial planning for what now will become an annual event. Plans are well underway for the 2015 event.

 

Taste Orange

 

Rhonda Sears, the chief executive officer of Taste Orange has asked to address the ED&T Committee to speak about Taste Orange’s activities, particularly the 2014 Taste Orange@Sydney promotion (20-22 August 2014).

 

Council has participated in Taste Orange@Sydney promotions in 2012 and 2013 and has included $10,000 in its 2014/2015 tourism trade shows budget to take part in the 2014 event.

 

ITEM 3 - MEDIA RELEASES

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To inform Council of media releases issued since the
last report

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.2.f - Provide effective communications and information systems for residents

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\COMMUNITY RELATIONS\MEDIA LIASON\MEDIA RELEASES - 2014 - 562103

 

ACTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER's REPORT

 

DATE

MEDIA RELEASE

MEDIA/PUBLICATIONS

3 June 2014

Cabonne puts road works funding on table at Parliament House talks

2EL, Radio 1089, 2PK, Molong Express

6 June 2014

Health experts to address Molong fluoridation meeting

ABC Radio, 2EL, Radio 1089, 2PK, Central Western Daily, Molong Express

13 June 2014

Half priced microchip and vaccination offer for Cabonne pet owners

ABC Radio, 2EL, Radio 1089, 2PK, Central Western Daily, Molong Express, Cumnock Progress Review, Yeoval Satellite Weekly, Manildra Matters, Canowindra News

16 June 2014

Part of Molong’s main street to be closed for resurfacing

Molong Express

16 June 2014

Time running out to nominate for Cabonne Daroo Business Awards

2EL, Radio 1089, 2PK

17 June 2014

Cabonne Mayor welcomes upgrade for Mitchell Highway black spot

ABC Radio, 2EL, Radio 1089, 2PK, Central Western Daily, Molong Express

18 June 2014

Fluoridation vital for oral health, experts tell Molong meeting

Prime TV, ABC Radio, 2EL, Radio 1089, 2PK, Central Western Daily, Molong Express

 

 

 

ITEM 4 - MEDIA ACTIVITIES REPORT

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To inform Council of other media activities since the
last report.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.2.f - Provide effective communications and information systems for residents

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\COMMUNITY RELATIONS\MEDIA LIASON\MEDIA RELEASES - 2014 - 562122

 

ACTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER's REPORT

 

SUBJECT

MEDIA OUTLET

Nominate your favourite business for Daroo awards

Molong Express

Daroo business awards a model for rural Australia

Eugowra News

Council budgets for Manildra road works

Manildra Matters

Cabonne launches Daroo Business Awards

WIN Television

Young residents have their say on projects

Central Western Daily

Students bring refreshing perspective to consultation

Cumnock Progress Review, Yeoval Satellite Weekly

Amalgamation Report: Councils operating at high level

Canowindra News

Students speak up on community matters

Canowindra Phoenix

Libraries plead for more money

Central Western Daily

Yeoval, Cumnock residents invited to water, sewer information sessions

Yeoval Satellite Weekly, Cumnock Progress Review

Cumnock, Yeoval Q&A sewer meetings

Molong Express

Watering hole for region – State to build new dam

Central Western Daily

Greens MP says new dam a stupid idea

Central Western Daily

Lifeline for the area, says Central Tablelands Water General Manager

Central Western Daily, Canowindra News

Needles Gap Dam a win for region: Cobb

Central Western Daily

Sunken treasure – Cliefden Caves to be flooded by Needles Gap dam

Central Western Daily

Needles Gap Dam – concern for caves

Canowindra News

Mobilising to save caves, fossil sites from Needles Gap Dam

Canowindra News

Water quality researcher proposes ways other than dam

Canowindra News

Cobb quietly confident about Needles Gap Dam project

Prime TV

NSW Government to deliver Needles Gap Dam

Prime TV

Locals uncertain about Needles Gap Dam

Prime TV

Funding imminent for Needles Gap Dam

ABC Radio

90,000 megalitre dam to be built near Canowindra

ABC Radio

Fears Cliefden Caves will be destroyed by Needles Gap Dam near Canowindra

Sydney Morning Herald

New General Manager for Central Tablelands Water

Canowindra News

Cobb needles Government over dam

The Land

Needles Gap Dam to boost water security

The Australian

NSW Government to build new dam near Canowindra

Sky News

Land owners seek consultation over Needles Gap Dam proposal

Blayney Chronicle

Cliefden Caves may be damned

Central Western Daily

A Friday the 13th new dam gift from John Cobb and NSW Government

Canowindra Phoenix

Caves specialist adds voice to Needles Gap Dam debate

Cowra Guardian

Support to save Cliefden Caves

Central Western Daily

Scientists, caves experts rallying to prevent Cliefden Caves being flooded

ABC Radio

Gutted: $700,000 worth of Moorbel volunteer firefighting equipment set alight

Canowindra News

Moorbel fire station deliberately burned

National Nine News, WIN Television

Moorbel RFS shed and trucks destroyed by fire

ABC Radio

Moorbel fire station attack

Canowindra Phoenix

State Budget shows promise for Cabonne

Central Western Daily

CMO’s regular weekly radio updates

2EL, Radio 1089, 2GZ, 2PK