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 18 February 2015

 

 

NOTICE OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING

 

Your attendance is respectfully requested at the Ordinary Meeting of Cabonne Council convened for Tuesday 24th February, 2015 commencing at 1.00pm, at the Cabonne Council Chambers, Bank Street, Molong to consider the undermentioned business.

 

The Directors will be available for consultation on matters contained in the business paper prior to lunch which will be provided from 12.00pm.

 

 

Yours faithfully,

GM - A Hopkins Signature

Andrew L Hopkins

GENERAL MANAGER

 

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

1)       Open Ordinary Meeting

2)       Consideration of Mayoral Minute

3)       Consideration of General Manager’s Report

4)       Resolve into Committee of the Whole

a)    Consideration of Called Items

b)    Consideration of Closed Items

5)      Adoption of Committee of the Whole Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ATTENDEES – FEBRUARY 2014 COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

1pm

Darcy Merchant – Youth of the Month

 

Tom Moody – Address to Council regarding tourism and the CTAC committee

 

The following staff members have been invited to attend the Council meeting and will also be joining councillors for lunch.

·         Evan Webb

·         Alan Chandler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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COUNCIL’S MISSION
“To be a progressive and innovative Council which maintains relevance through local governance to its community and diverse rural area by facilitating the provision of services to satisfy identified current and future needs.”
 

 

 


         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COUNCIL’S VISION
Cabonne Council is committed to providing sustainable local government to our rural communities through consultation and sound financial management which will ensure equitable resource allocation.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT ON MATTERS FOR DETERMINATION SUBMITTED TO THE Ordinary Council Meeting TO BE HELD ON Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Page 1

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

ITEM 1      APPLICATIONS FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE.................................. 5

ITEM 2      DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST....................................................... 5

ITEM 3      DECLARATIONS FOR POLITICAL DONATIONS.......................... 6

ITEM 4      MAYORAL MINUTE - APPOINTMENTS........................................... 6

ITEM 5      COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE........................................................... 7

ITEM 6      GROUPING OF REPORT ADOPTION.............................................. 8

ITEM 7      CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES................................................. 8

ITEM 8      CODE OF MEETING PRACTICE AMENDMENT............................. 9

ITEM 9      PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - GENERAL MANAGER..... 10

ITEM 10    INTEGRATED PLANNING & REPORTING TIMETABLE............ 11

ITEM 11    CUDAL COMMUNITY HALL............................................................. 12

ITEM 12    ENGAGEMENT OF THE NEW SOUTH WALES ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER TO CONDUCT COUNCIL ELECTIONS................................................. 12

ITEM 13    PRIVACY MANAGEMENT................................................................. 13

ITEM 14    FAMILY LINKS UPDATE................................................................... 14

ITEM 15    EXCLUSIVE LICENCE TO QUARRY.............................................. 16

ITEM 16    EXEMPTION TO THE ALCOHOL PROHIBITED AREA AND ALCOHOL FREE ZONE FOR THE VILLAGE GREEN, MOLONG FOR APPROVED EVENT - 100 MILE DINNER....................................................................................... 17

ITEM 17    LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANTS COMMISSION........................ 18

ITEM 18    2015 AUSTRALIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION (NSW) ANNUAL CONFERENCE................................................................... 19

ITEM 19    FIT FOR THE FUTURE....................................................................... 20

ITEM 20    FIT FOR THE FUTURE COMMUNICATIONS & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY........................................................................................... 23

ITEM 21    INTEGRATED PLANNING & REPORTING - OPERATIONAL PLAN SECOND QUARTER REVIEW............................................................................ 25

ITEM 22    CENTRAL WEST LIBRARIES BUDGET........................................ 26

ITEM 23    DECEMBER QUARTERLY BUDGET REPORT............................ 27

ITEM 24    REQUEST FOR DONATION............................................................. 30

ITEM 25    EVENTS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GRANT FUNDING............. 32

ITEM 26    COMMUNITY FACILITATION FUND HACC FUNDING REQUEST    37

ITEM 27    ANIMALS ON BIKES FUNDING REQUEST.................................. 39

ITEM 28    EXISTING FENCE AT THE DR ANDREW ROSS MEMORIAL PARK          41

ITEM 29    PROCUREMENT (INCORPORATING LOCAL SUPPLIER PREFERENCE) POLICY................................................................................................................. 42

ITEM 30    MOLONG WATER TREATMENT PLANT AUGMENTATION..... 43

ITEM 31    SOFTFALL FOR MEMORIAL PARK CANOWINDRA................. 45

ITEM 32    CUDAL CARAVAN PARK................................................................. 46

ITEM 33    PEDESTRIAN ACCESS RAMP ONTO MOLONG VILLAGE GREEN 47

ITEM 34    MODIFICATION TO TWENTY ONE (21) LOT SUBDIVISION 'BELLVIEW' BELGRAVIA ROAD, MOLONG........................................................ 49

ITEM 35    DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION 2015/07 - PROPOSED DWELLING - LOT 1 DP 512482, BANJO PATERSON WAY, MOLONG............................. 54

ITEM 36    DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION 2015/08 - PROPOSED DWELLING - LOT 2 DP 512482, BANJO PATERSON WAY, MOLONG............................. 63

ITEM 37    REQUEST FOR ALTERATION TO MOTORCYCLE CLUB MEETING SCHEDULE AT NEWHAVEN PARK, LOT 3 DP 866377, MULYAN ROAD, CLERGATE DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION 1985/82...................................... 70

ITEM 38    MODIFICATION APPLICATION 2014/74/1 ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS LOT 122 DP 661228 LOFTUS STREET, EUGOWRA........................... 72

ITEM 39    QUESTIONS FOR NEXT MEETING................................................ 79

ITEM 40    BUSINESS PAPER ITEMS FOR NOTING...................................... 79

ITEM 41    MATTERS OF URGENCY................................................................. 80

ITEM 42    COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE SECTION OF THE MEETING... 80

Confidential Items

 

Clause 240(4) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 requires Council to refer any business to be considered when the meeting is closed to the public in the Ordinary Business Paper prepared for the same meeting.  Council will discuss the following items under the terms of the Local Government Act 1993 Section 10A(2), as follows:

 

ITEM 1      CARRYING OF COUNCIL RESOLUTION INTO CLOSED COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING

Procedural

ITEM 2      ENDORSEMENT OF PROCEEDINGS OF CONFIDENTIAL MATTERS CONSIDERED AT COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING

Procedural

ITEM 3      DEBT RECOVERY REPORT OF OUTSTANDING RATES DEBTS

(e) information that would, if disclosed, prejudice the maintenance of law

ITEM 4      OUTSTANDING PUBLIC LIABILITY CLAIMS

(g) advice concerning litigation, or advice as comprises a discussion of this matter, that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege

ITEM 5      SEWER CONNECTION YEOVAL - INTEREST FREE LOAN

(b) matters in relation to the personal hardship of a resident or ratepayer

ITEM 6      CANOWINDRA INDUSTRIAL LAND - LOT 21

(c) information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business

ITEM 7      SELLING OF LOT 1 DP 332593 AND LOT 71 DP 527982, RYALL STREET CANOWINDRA (OLD SES BUILDING SITE).

(c) information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business

ITEM 8      SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF BITUMEN EMULSION TO CENTRAL NSW COUNCILS

(c) information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business

ITEM 9      TENDER FOR TYRE SHREDDING

(c) information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business

ITEM 10    QUARRY FINANCIAL STATEMENT

(d) (ii) commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the council

ITEM 11    MOLONG QUARRY PRODUCT SALE AND PRODUCTION

(d) (ii) commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the council

ITEM 12    SECTION 18 WEEDS NOTICES

(e) information that would, if disclosed, prejudice the maintenance of law

ITEM 13    SECTION 18A WEEDS NOTICES

(e) information that would, if disclosed, prejudice the maintenance of law   

 

ANNEXURE ITEMS

 

ANNEXURE 7.1    December 16 2014 Ordinary meeting minutes 82

ANNEXURE 13.1  draft amended Privacy Management Plan 2015   97

ANNEXURE 18.1  ALGWA 2015 Preliminary Program..................... 164

ANNEXURE 21.1  Operational Plan 2nd Quarter Review........ 166

ANNEXURE 23.1  December Quarterly Budget Review............. 227

ANNEXURE 24.1  Yeoval Amateur Swimming Club - Request for Donation 2015....................................................................................... 239

ANNEXURE 24.2  Laurence Montague Sponsorship................... 240

ANNEXURE 24.3  Cancer Care Western NSW Request for Funding for Clinical Cancer Trials............................................ 243

ANNEXURE 24.4  Naidoc Week request............................................... 254

ANNEXURE 28.1  Molong Sheepdog Workers Committee - Donation of existing fence to the Molong Show Society - Dr Ross Memorial Ground........................................................ 256

ANNEXURE 29.1  Procurement Policy_Updated Feb 2015_Final Draft 257

ANNEXURE 38.1  2014 74 1 Draft Conditions...................................... 271 

 


 

 

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 - 618018

 

 

Recommendation

 

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

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

A call for apologies is to be made.

 

 

ITEM 2 - DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

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

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 4.5.1.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 - 2015 - 618019

 

 

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 - 618022

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT any Political Donations be noted.

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

A call for declarations of any Political Donations.

 

 

ITEM 4 - MAYORAL MINUTE - APPOINTMENTS

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To allow noting of the Mayoral appointments plus other Councillors' activities Reports.

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\MAYORAL MINUTES - 618024

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT the information contained in the Mayoral Minute be noted.

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

A call for the Mayoral appointments and attendances as well as other Councillors’ activities reports to be tabled/read out.

 

 

ITEM 5 - COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Enabling reports to be considered in Committee of the Whole to be called.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.1.g. Code of Meeting Practice adhered to

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\GROUPING OF REPORT ADOPTION and BUSINESS PAPER ITEMS FOR NOTING REPORTS - 618026

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Councillors call any items that they wish to be debated in Committee of the Whole.

 

Director of Finance and Corporate Services' REPORT

 

Council’s Code of Meeting Practice allows for the Council to resolve itself into “committee of the whole” to avoid the necessity of limiting the number and duration of speeches as required by Clause 250 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.

 

This item enables councillors to call any item they wish to be debated in “committee of the whole” at the conclusion of normal business.

 

The debate process during a ‘normal’ Council meeting limits the number and duration of speeches as required by Clause 250 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005. 

 

Items should only be called at this time if it is expected that discussion beyond the normal debate process is likely to be needed. 

 

 

ITEM 6 - GROUPING OF REPORT ADOPTION

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Enabling procedural reports to be adopted.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 4.5.1.a - Provide quality administrative support and governance to councillors and residents.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\GROUPING OF REPORT ADOPTION and BUSINESS PAPER ITEMS FOR NOTING REPORTS - 618025

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.          Councillors call any items they wish to further consider

2.          Items 7 to 16 be moved and seconded.

 

 

Director of Finance and Corporate Services' REPORT

 

Items 7 to 16 are considered to be of a procedural nature and it is proposed that they be moved and seconded as a group.  Should any Councillor wish to amend or debate any of these items they should do so at this stage with the remainder of the items being moved and seconded.

 

 

ITEM 7 - CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Adoption of the Minutes

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

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

Annexures

1.  December 16 2014 Ordinary meeting minutes    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\COUNCIL - MINUTES - 2014 - 618028

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT the minutes of the Ordinary meeting held 16 December 2014 be adopted.

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

The following minutes are attached for endorsement.

 

1.   Minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on 16 December 2014.

 

 

 

ITEM 8 - CODE OF MEETING PRACTICE AMENDMENT

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

For Council to consider and adopt the amended code of meeting practice

Policy Implications

Yes - will become Council's new policy relating to the Code of Meeting Practice

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.1.g. Code of Meeting Practice adhered to

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\CORPORATE MANAGEMENT\POLICY\POLICY CORRESPONDENCE - 617928

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council adopt the exhibited draft code of meeting practice as a matter of policy.

 

Administration Manager's REPORT

 

At its September 2014 meeting Council resolved changes to its standing committees and for committees that meet as and when required.

 

These changes need to be reflected in Council’s Code of Meeting Practice which is usually adopted as a matter of policy. 

 

At its September 2014 meeting Council resolved

 

THAT Council:

1.    Give public notice of, publicly exhibit and invite submissions for its amended code of meeting practice.

2.    Receive a further report to the February 2015 Council meeting to consider any submissions received.”

 

The draft code of meeting policy prepared (copy previously provided) was exhibited and submissions invited, with a closing date of 27 January 2015.

 

No submissions were received.

 

 

ITEM 9 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - GENERAL MANAGER

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Advising of registration details for the General Manager to undertake a professional development course through the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.6.c. Skill requirements of all Council staff reviewed annually and targeted training plan developed/action

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\PERSONNEL\TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT\CONFERENCES and SEMINARS - 2015 - 622425

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council:

 

1.      Note the absence of the General Manager to undertake professional development from Monday 16th until Friday 20th March 2015.

 

2.      Note the use of special leave entitlement for this purpose.

 

 

GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT

 

At its August 2014 meeting, Council resolved to approve the General Manager undertaking a professional development course through the Australian Institute of Company Directors

 

Arrangements have been made for the General Manager to attend this course being held in Sydney from 16-20 March 2015.

 

 

 

 

ITEM 10 - INTEGRATED PLANNING & REPORTING TIMETABLE

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To advise of required changes to Council meeting dates due to Operating Plan advertising requirements.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.2.c. Engage with community to determine future needs & objectives

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\CORPORATE MANAGEMENT\PLANNING\INTEGRATED PLANNING AND REPORTING 2015 - 623560

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Hold the May Council Workshop on 5 May 2015, and

 

2.   Hold extraordinary Council meetings on 14 April, 5 May and 9 June 2015 as required under the IP&R process.

 

 

Director of Finance and Corporate Services' REPORT

 

Council staff are progressing with the development of the draft Operational Plan and Budget for the 2015/16 year and at this stage it is anticipated councillors will be provided with a copy of a draft in early April.

 

Due to the requirements to ensure Council meets the Fit for the Future guidelines it is proposed to hold an additional meeting this year to enable time for Council to make adjustments that may be required prior to adoption of a draft Operational Plan.

 

The first meeting, at this stage, would be scheduled to be held on 14 April 2015.

 

To meet the advertising and reporting requirements it will be necessary for the May workshop to be moved forward to 5 May and to hold an extraordinary meeting on that day to enable adoption of the draft Operational Plan for advertising purposes.

 

In order to consider the submissions received, Council will then be required to hold a further extraordinary meeting on 9 June 2015 in conjunction with the June workshop. Council will then consider/adopt the final plan at the June Council meeting (23 June 2015).

 

 

ITEM 11 - CUDAL COMMUNITY HALL

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To obtain Seal approval

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

$151.00 Application fee

IPR Linkage

3.3.3.e. Maintain Shire properties to safe operational standards

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\COUNCIL PROPERTIES\MAINTENANCE\COMMUNITY HALLS - 621572

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council authorise the affixing of the Common Seal to the Transfer documents for the property known as the Cudal Community Hall.

 

Administration Manager's REPORT

 

Council has previously received reports relating to the above property, previously the Cudal School of Arts, from the Urban Assets Coordinator relating to the transfer of the title to Cabonne Council.

 

Council resolved in December 2012 to transfer title to Cabonne Council. A Plan of Management (POM) for the hall was placed on public exhibition inviting submissions: nil were received, and the POM was adopted at the December 2013 Council meeting.

 

A request has now been received from Council’s solicitors for a Transfer to be signed (under seal) together with an Application for Minister’s Consent to Transfer (not requiring seal).

 

ITEM 12 - ENGAGEMENT OF THE NEW SOUTH WALES ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER TO CONDUCT COUNCIL ELECTIONS

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

For Council to resolve to engage the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) to conduct elections

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.1.a. Provide quality administrative support and governance to Councillors and Residents

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\ELECTIONS\ELECTORAL BODIES - NSW ELECTORAL COMMISSION - 623572

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Pursuant to s. 296 (2) and (3) of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (“the Act”) that an election arrangement be entered into by contract for the Electoral Commissioner to administer all elections of the Council.

 

2.   Pursuant to s. 296 (2) and (3) of the Act, as applied and modified by s. 18, that a Council poll arrangement be entered into by contract for the Electoral Commissioner to administer all Council polls of the Council.

 

3.   Pursuant to s. 296(2) and (3) of the Act, as applied and modified by s. 18, that a constitutional referendum arrangement be entered into by contract for the Electoral Commissioner to administer all constitutional referenda of the Council.

 

Director of Finance and Corporate Services' REPORT

 

At its meeting in October 2013 Council resolved to enter into a contract with the Electoral Commission of NSW to administer all elections of the Council.

 

In May 2014, Council were advised that the contract had not yet been completed and that CENTROC were preparing to call for joint tenders seeking more competitive pricing for the conduct of the 2016 Local Government elections. Council subsequently resolved:

 

“That Council advise the NSW Electoral Commissioner that at this stage it will be seeking tenders in conjunction with CENTROC for the conduct of the 2016 Local Government elections”.

 

The tender process was completed in January 2015 with the participating Councils resolving not to adopt the only tender received ($137,282.47) because it was not competitive with indicative preliminary estimate received from the Electoral Commission of NSW. The indicative amount for the conduct of the 2016 elections provided by the Electoral Commission is $89,723.

 

For Council to proceed it is necessary to pass the above recommendation for Council to then enter into a Contract with the Electoral Commissioner.

 

ITEM 13 - PRIVACY MANAGEMENT

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Update to policy

Policy Implications

Yes - if adopted will become the new policy

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.1.a. Provide quality administrative support and governance to Councillors and Residents

Annexures

1.  draft amended Privacy Management Plan 2015    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\CORPORATE MANAGEMENT\POLICY\POLICY CORRESPONDENCE - 623210

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT the draft Privacy Management Plan be adopted as a matter of policy.

 

Administration Manager's REPORT

 

Advice has been received from the Privacy Commissioner that the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal Rule Committee has introduced a time frame for applicants seeking to make an application to the Tribunal for review of a privacy matter.  The time frame is specified in Rule 24 of the Civil and Administrative Tribunal Rules 2014 (Amendment No 2).

 

The time frame is as follows:

1.      If the internal review was completed within 60 days, then the time frame for applicants seeking to make an application to the Tribunal for a review of a privacy matter is 28 calendar days after the day on which the applicant was notified of the result of the internal review. 

2.      If the internal review was not completed within 60 days, then the time frame for applicants seeking to make an application to the Tribunal for a review of a privacy matter is 28 calendar days after the later date of either:

a)    when the applicant was notified of the result of the internal review, or

b)    the day on which the 60 day period expires. 

 

The draft annexed policy has been updated to reflect the introduction of these time frames at Part 6 of the document.

 

ITEM 14 - FAMILY LINKS UPDATE

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Council's Family Links Service was unsuccessful in retaining funding

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

3.1.1.a. Services reviewed and reported on half yearly

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\COMMUNITY SERVICES\GRANTS AND FUNDING\FAMILY LINKS - FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM - CHILD CARE PROJECT - 617190

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council authorise the affixing of the Common Seal to the funding agreement for the Cabonne Family Links Project to June 2015.

 

Community Services Manager's REPORT

 

In mid 2014, projects previously funded by the Department of Social Services for Children and Parenting Support were opened up to competitive tender. Council’s Family Links Project was amongst those effected and Council submitted a tender to the Australian Government Department of Social Services to continue to provide Family Links Services within Cabonne.

 

Notification was received in late December that the tender submitted by Council was unsuccessful, but more recently Council was asked to accept funding to extend the operation of the service from 28 February (when it was scheduled to cease) to the end of June 2015.

 

The impending closure of the Family Links Service is disappointing for many communities in Cabonne as it has facilitated the provision of many services for families and children in Cabonne and linking families with them.

 

Examples of the achievements of the Family Links service have included:

 

·    The breakfast program for disadvantaged students at Cumnock Public School

·    Facilitating the provision of Speech therapy services in Cabonne

·    Facilitating the outreach services of Orange and District Early Intervention Service to Cabonne.

·    Organising Teddy Bears picnic days at villages throughout Cabonne (enabling and creating contacts between families and services for children)

·    Establishing transition to school programs at numerous schools throughout Cabonne

·    Facilitating provision of early childhood services

·    Assisting Council’s Family Day Care Service

·    Assisting preschools and playgroups

·    Identifying children with special needs and assisting their families to access services for these children that they may have otherwise missed out on

 

The Coordinator of the service Mrs Sheryll Selwood has made a highly visible and significant contribution to the Cabonne Community and has been a very positive face of Council for many people.

 

It is not known yet which organisations have been successful or the geographic coverage of these services.

 

ITEM 15 - EXCLUSIVE LICENCE TO QUARRY

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Small mine land owner agreement exclusive licence to quarry requires signing and the common seal affixed.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

5.5.3.b. Renew lease agreements

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\ROADS and BRIDGES\SERVICE PROVISION\SMALL MINE LAND OWNER AGREEMENT 2015-2017 - 617748

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council authorise the affixing of the Common Seal to the exclusive license to quarry agreements for the following small mines:

 

1.  Christopherson’s Pit – S3

2.  Coady’s Pit – N66

3.  Peters’ Pit – E89

4.  O’Briens Pit – N136

 

OPERATIONS MANAGER ROADS & BRIDGES' REPORT

 

Renewal for the operation of small mines used by Council to obtain gravel for roadworks projects requires Council to obtain exclusive licence to quarry from the land owners for a three year period.  This requirement is as per the following documents:

·       NSW DPI Guidance Note (GNM-01) Nomination of the Operator and other duties of the mine holder.

·       Mine Health and Safety Act 2004

·       Mine Health and Safety Regulation 2007

The Small Mine Exclusive Licence to Quarry, Land Owner Agreements for Christopherson’s Pit – S3, Coady’s Pit – N66, Peters’ Pit – E89 and O’Briens Pit – N136 require Council’s Common Seal to be affixed.

 

ITEM 16 - EXEMPTION TO THE ALCOHOL PROHIBITED AREA AND ALCOHOL FREE ZONE FOR THE VILLAGE GREEN, MOLONG FOR APPROVED EVENT - 100 MILE DINNER

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To relaese the restriction for the alcohol free zone and the alcohol prohibited area for the Village Green, Molong for the approved Food Week Event - 100 Mile Dinner.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.3.a. Provide efficient and effective development assessment

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\COUNCIL PROPERTIES\USAGE\PARKS - 621466

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council agree to the Food Week Committee’s 100 Mile Dinner request to suspend the Alcohol Prohibited Order and Alcohol Free Zone for the Village Green and the road reserve/pavement bounding Bank Street and Gidley Street, Molong for Monday 13 April 2015.

 

Senior Town Planner's REPORT

 

Council has received a request from the FOOD Week Committee to consider relaxing the alcohol restrictions of the Village Green that relates to the prohibition of people consuming alcohol on the Village Green for one of FOOD Week’s signature events, the 100 Mile Dinner on Monday 13 April 2015 (copy attached). The committee also seeks to relax the order for the alcohol free zones on the road reserve and/pavement for the area bounding the Village green along Bank Street and Gidley Street. Whilst the DA has approved hours of operation being from 2pm till midnight on the day of the event (includes time for setup and clean up), licencing for the selling and consumption of alcohol will only be between the hours of 6.30pm to 10.30pm.

 

The order from the General Manager stipulates that it is prohibited to consume or bring alcohol onto the Village Green. It should be noted that Orange Council has agreed to similar requests to relax orders for Slow Summer and Wine Week at Robertson Oval in Orange.

 

Under Clause 645 of the Local Government Act there is the ability to either suspend or cancel an alcohol free zone. A Council must pass a valid resolution to suspend or cancel a particular alcohol free zone. This may occur as a result of a request from any person or body, or at a Council’s own initiative. Consultation with the Canobolas Local Area Command Licensing Coordinator has been undertaken with no objections for the suspension of alcohol restrictions for the duration of the event. The Licensing Officer has been advised of the date of the proposed event and projected numbers.

 

Should Council agree to support FOOD Week Committee’s request, Council will advertise the change in the Central Western Daily and the Molong Express prior to the event, the cost of which is to be met by the FOOD Week Committee. This will be a requirement of any DA approval for the use of the land for this proposed event. It will also be a condition of any DA approval for the FOOD Week Committee to cover the existing Alcohol Prohibition signage during the event.

 

The FOOD Week Committee will need to ensure that appropriate security and risk management procedures are put in place for the event and obtain appropriate liquor licenses.

 

Conclusion

A resolution from Council is needed to suspend the Alcohol Prohibited Order and the Alcohol Free Zone for the Molong Village Green and the surrounding road reserve and pavement areas bounded by Bank Street and Gidley Street for the proposed event. A DA for the 100 Mile Dinner will be submitted to Council for assessment. No approval for any such event can be granted until a resolution from Council is granted for the suspension of the consumption of alcohol for the proposed event to be held on Monday 13 April 2015.

 

 

 

ITEM 17 - LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANTS COMMISSION

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Advice of the upcoming visit to Cabonne by the Local Government Grants Commission.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.1.b. Maintain strong relationships and liaise effectively with all relevant Government agencies and other councils

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNMENT RELATIONS\LOCAL AND REGIONAL LIAISON\LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANTS COMMISSION - 621721

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.      Councillors note the Local Government Grants Commission visit to Cabonne on Monday 16 March 2015.

 

2.      Councillors provide input into any items that can be included in a presentation to the Commission.

 

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

The NSW Local Government Grants Commission have advised they are visiting the area in March and will be meeting with Council on Monday 16 March from 3.30pm.  It is anticipated that the meeting will last approximately two hours.

 

The Commission makes recommendations on the allocation of federally funded financial assistance grants to NSW councils.  Council's 2014-15 grant entitlement amounts to $4.46 million.  The purpose of the meeting is for the Commission to explain its operations and the basis of its calculations.  The meeting will also give Council the opportunity to present its particular problems and for the Commission to see first-hand Council's circumstances.

 

The Commission encourages as many elected members and senior staff to attend the meeting as possible.  Members of the public are also welcome to attend.

 

The presentation by the Commission will cover issues such as:

 

·    background to the Commission

·    the grant distribution method

·    grants for 2014-15

·    answers to common questions

 

Following the Commission's presentation there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion about specific issues.

 

The Commission last met with Council in June 2010.

 

 

ITEM 18 - 2015 AUSTRALIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION (NSW) ANNUAL CONFERENCE

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Seeking Councillors' interest in attending the ALGWA NSW Annual Conference in Wollongong 30 April - 2 May 2015.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.1.e Provide adequate training & professional development opportunities for Councillors.

Annexures

1.  ALGWA 2015 Preliminary Program    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNMENT RELATIONS\LOCAL AND REGIONAL LIAISON\LOCAL GOVERNMENT WOMENS ASSOCIATION - 613462

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT interested Councillors be authorised to attend the 2015 ALGWA (NSW) Conference.

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

The 2015 ALGWA (NSW) Conference will be held in Wollongong from 30 April to 2 May 2015.

 

Preliminary program and registration details are attached.

 

 

ITEM 19 - FIT FOR THE FUTURE

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To provide an update on matters relating to Fit for the Future Local Government Reform.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.1.b. Maintain strong relationships and liaise effectively with all relevant Government agencies and other councils

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNMENT RELATIONS\LOCAL AND REGIONAL LIAISON\FIT FOR THE FUTURE - INDEPENDENT LOCAL GOVERNMENT REVIEW PANEL - 623772

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council allocate a budget of $100,000 for consultant expenses and other associated expenses including but not limited to travel, accommodation, materials and the like to meet its Fit for the Future submission obligations to the State Government.

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

As per the resolution of Council at the December 2014 meeting, work is underway to develop Council’s Fit for the Future (FFF) road map to demonstrate its future sustainability and ability to remain as a standalone sustainable council.

 

Project Team

 

The General Manager has established a FFF project team which he leads.   The team has developed a project plan and timelines to ensure Council will be able to present a sound response to the Government by 30 June 2015. 

 

Bodies of Work

 

There are three key areas of activity to prepare Council’s response.

 

1.      Determine Cabonne Council’s Road Map for Future sustainability:

 

·     Complete Template 2 – Council Improvement Proposal – Existing Structure.

 

·     This work is currently being completed by the internal FFF Project Team and is the key focus of the Cabonne response to government by 30 June. Specialist consultancy services are likely to be required.

 

·     A sustainability action plan needs to be developed.  The draft plan will be provided to council by end of March for consideration at a workshop to be convened during April.  This will then form the basis of our communication process with our communities during May.

 

2.         Merger Business Case

 

·    Ongoing discussions with Orange City Council to potentially enter into a project to investigate the opportunities, challenges and potential benefits of amalgamation.  Undertaking this business case analysis does not commit council to merge.

 

·    Cabonne Council are in early discussions with a consultant regarding this work.  At the time of this report there has been no formal agreement        between the councils to commence this work.

 

·    The OLG has prepared a guide for the development of business cases and has a list of preferred consultants available to assist councils with this work.  The consultant currently being considered is not identified as a preferred OLG consultant at this stage.

 

3.      Shared Service Model Development

 

·    Council still supports the concept of shared service delivery as being an alternative model to a merger.

 

·    Specialist consultancy services about this model may be necessary for inclusion within the evidence needed to support the completion of template 2.

 

Communication Strategy

 

Councils are required to communicate their Fit for the Future strategies and action plan to their communities prior to submitting their response to the state government.  Councils can determine the communication strategy and activities that best suits their particular circumstances and communities.

 

A separate report has been prepared for council.  That report seeks approval for a recommended communication strategy.  To meet the tight timeframes being imposed on councils it is imperative that council agrees on their preferred communication strategy so that planning can commence.

 

Additionally a number of media releases regarding council’s position have been released during January and February, copies of which were provided to councillors at the workshop on 10 February.  Council’s Communications and Media Officer is coordinating all communication regarding the FFF process.

 

Timelines

 

To ensure council is able to meet the timeframes set by state government critical timelines and activities have been identified. A draft schedule will be tabled at the meeting.

 

Future Reports

 

A report will be provided to each council meeting until 30 June to outline progress of the Project Team and activities/meetings for the previous month.

 

Consultants

 

The December resolution included authorisation of separate votes for undertaking studies into the costs and benefits of a merger and of the shared service model.  Costs for these studies are not yet known, however fees in excess of $100,000 are not uncommon.  It is recommended Council vote $100,000 for its FFF submission requirements to lodgement on June 30 2015.

 

 

 

ITEM 20 - FIT FOR THE FUTURE COMMUNICATIONS & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To inform Councillors of the proposed communications strategy and community engagement options to outline Council's Fit for the Future response

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Up to $30,000

IPR Linkage

4.5.2.d. Provide effective communications and information systems for residents

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\COMMUNITY RELATIONS\MEDIA LIASON\MEDIA RELEASES - 2015 - 623557

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council:

 

1.  Adopts the Fit for the Future communications strategy;

2.  Determines a facilitator for community information sessions; and

3.  Determines locations and dates of community information sessions.

 

COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA OFFICER'S REPORT

 

Overview

 

As part of their Fit for the Future submissions, councils are obliged to engage and consult with their communities on the responses they propose.

 

It is proposed Cabonne Council undertakes this process in the next three months and that it consist of a suite of communication methods, including newsletters and information sheets, media releases, website information and a series of community information sessions. Staff will also receive regular updates via the General Manager.

 

The communications process is aimed at providing information about: the Fit for the Future process; Cabonne Council’s preferred position; how Council determined this position; and what impact it may have on ratepayers and residents.

 

Recent Consultation

 

Cabonne Council was pro-active and conducted extensive community consultation on Local Government reform in late 2013, including a widespread community survey and face-to-face consultation meetings at Borenore, Canowindra, Cargo, Cumnock, Eugowra, March, Manildra and Molong.

 

The survey received 1600 responses, which represents a third of Cabonne households.

 

Of those who completed the survey, 93% were opposed to Cabonne merging with another council. Polls were conducted at each of the village consultation meetings. Less than 1% favored amalgamations.

 

The consultation meetings were conducted by independent facilitators.

 

A proposed communication strategy and options for community meetings as part of this round of community engagement is as follows:

 

PROPOSED COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY

 

·    Newsletters & information sheets to be sent to all homes in Shire via Australia Post letterbox delivery.

·    Media releases.

·    Electronic media interviews.

·    Dedicated website information to be created with links to other sites, including OLG and Minister for Local Government.

·    Series of community information sessions (options to be outlined below)

·    Regular staff updates.

          Community Information Sessions

 

          Attendance

 

          Mayor, Councillors, General Manager, WBC Executive Manager,        Communications & Media Officer.

 

          Content

 

-     Background;

-     Fit for the Future process;

-     Council’s proposed response and its impact on Council’s operations;

-     How Council reached its decision;

-     What it may mean for ratepayers and residents;

-     Community input into non-negotiable matters should merger be inevitable.

          Facilitation

 

          The following options are offered for consideration:

 

1.   Outsourced to a consultancy firm ie similar to the 2013 program facilitated by Groupworks. Estimate $20,000-$30,000.

2.   WBC Executive Manager as facilitator. Estimated cost: Time in lieu as required.

          Options for dates, locations

 

          Option A – 11 locations

 

DATE

LOCATION

Monday 11 May 2015

Lewis Ponds/Byng/Spring Terrace

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Molong

Wednesday 13 May 2015

Manildra

Monday 18 May 2015

Nashdale/Borenore

Tuesday 19 May 2015

Cargo

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Canowindra

Monday 25 May 2015

Yeoval

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Mullion Creek

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Cumnock

Tuesday 2 June 2015

Cudal

Wednesday 3 June 2015

Eugowra

 

Option B – 6 locations

 

DATE

LOCATION

Monday 11 May 2015

Eastern side – Mullion Creek/ Spring Terrace/ Lewis Ponds/ Byng

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Molong (Cudal and Manildra attend)

Wednesday 13 May 2015

Eugowra

Monday 18 May 2015

Nashdale/Borenore/Cargo

Tuesday 19 May 2015

Cumnock/Yeoval

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Canowindra

 

Option C

 

·    Meet in east (Mullion Creek/Spring Terrace/Lewis Ponds/Byng)

·    Meet in Molong

·    Meeting in Canowindra

Option D

 

Two meetings only in central locations (1 day meeting, 1 night meeting).  Dates to be determined by Council.

 

 

 

ITEM 21 - INTEGRATED PLANNING & REPORTING - OPERATIONAL PLAN SECOND QUARTER REVIEW

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To provide Council with an update on the progress of the 2014/2015 Integrated Planning & Reporting Operational Plan.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.1.a. Provide quality administrative support and governance to Councillors and Residents

Annexures

1.  Operational Plan 2nd Quarter Review    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\CORPORATE MANAGEMENT\PLANNING\INTEGRATED PLANNING AND REPORTING 2015 - 622586

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT, subject to any alterations the Council deems necessary at the February Council meeting, the update of the Operational Plan to 31 December 2014, as presented be adopted.

 

Director of Finance and Corporate Services' REPORT

 

The Local Government Act requires Council to consider a quarterly report on the review of its annual Operational Plan.

 

The purpose of this report is to allow Council to assess its performance against its agreed objectives, actions and strategies.

 

The second quarter update for the Integrated Planning & Reporting Operational Plan for 2014/2015 is attached which shows the culmination of the actions and strategies undertaken in the preceding two quarters.

 

In addition to the traffic light indicators included on the last plan, Budgeted and Actual Expenditure figures have been included in this plan to further inform Council. Unfortunately, there are currently insufficient fields available to enable income figures to be included. A more comprehensive examination of the financial position is included in the Quarterly Budget Review, which is reported separately in the business paper.

 

 

ITEM 22 - CENTRAL WEST LIBRARIES BUDGET

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Advising Council of recent changes regarding funding for Central West Libraries.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Additional $33,983 to be funded from reserve

IPR Linkage

3.3.2.b. Participate in decision making processes and initiatives of Central West Libraries (CWL)

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\COMMUNITY SERVICES\LIBRARY AND PUBLIC INFORMATION ACCESS\CENTRAL WEST LIBRARIES - 623712

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council agree to pay the full amount requested by Central West Libraries (CWL) for the 2014/15 year in accordance with the Joint Agreement.

 

Director of Finance and Corporate Services' REPORT

 

On 6 February 2015 Councillor Culverson and the Director of Finance and Corporate Services attended the CWL meeting. At that meeting it was indicated that in accordance with the CWL Joint Agreement 2013 – 2018 that:- “the annual budget is adopted when signed notices to that affect are served by at least three participating councils on the other participating councils”.

 

At the meeting it was indicated that three councils had signed the agreement and therefore the budget was enforceable. Advice has since been received from Cowra Shire which like Cabonne had not agreed to the full increase requested by the CWL that it has subsequently agreed to comply with the CWL Joint Agreement.

 

Both Cabonne and Cowra had previously requested that the shortfall in contributions be funded by way of a reduction in the book vote, which meant that neither council’s branch libraries were being supplied with new purchases or new orders in the current financial year and therefore drastically reducing the service to library members.

 

Whilst the 2015/16 budget for CWL is currently under review it is recommended that in view of the above that Council contribute the additional $33,983 requested for 2014/15.

 

 

ITEM 23 - DECEMBER QUARTERLY BUDGET REPORT

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To advise Council of the present position of the budget with regard to the original budget

Policy Implications

No

Budget Implications

Yes

IPR Linkage

4.5.5.g. Provide, maintain and develop financial services and systems to accepted standards - satisfying regulatory and customer requirements

Annexures

1.  December Quarterly Budget Review    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT\BUDGETING\QBR'S - QUARTERLY BUDGET REVIEWS - 623159

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council note the variances listed in this report and authorise those changes to be updated to Council’s budget

 

Senior Accounting Officer's REPORT

 

This review has been prepared after consultation with various section heads and perusal of Council’s ledger. The additional resource of Council’s latest IT program, Power Budget, has dramatically improved the collation of the report. While staff are continuing to explore and become more proficient in its capability, the potential for further uses is already obvious.

 

The main variances, both operating and capital, have been noted in the report attached, however, further information, relative to individual programmes, is made available in the following sections.

 

Administration

 

Upgrade of the Molong Office has been recorded, in accordance with a resolution made in October 2014. This amount of $320,000 has been allocated to the project and has been funded from capital works reserve. This project is currently on hold due to the Fit for the Future process.

 

Further additions including the new IT program Power Budget, replacement of the phone system in Cudal and an upgrade of the Molong depot security totalling $52,159 have been funded, in part, from the Capital works reserve. An insurance claim for the Cudal phone system has reduced the amount to be taken from reserve.

 

Public order and Safety

 

Increase cost in the continuing construction of two bushfire sheds have been noted in this review. They are Borenore $67,115 and Byng $60,269. These costs amount to a total of $127,384 will be covered by a contribution from the NSW Rural Fire Service.

 

The cost for a full time ranger for animal control has been noted. This position was previously part time and a considerable increase in the cost of this area is now noted. Additional salary and vehicle costs of $84,888 are advised.

 

Environment

 

A new budget item is the increase in cost of the design and investigation for the Molong Levee project. This amount $15,700 has been funded from reserve.

 

Also noted is the increase for the design and investigation into the Puzzle Flat Creek project.

 

Community Services

 

New grant funding for a freezer for the HACC Services has been noted. The cost of the item is $15,000 and is funded from a grant of $10,000 and a contribution from Council’s Community Facilitation fund.

 

Housing and Community Services

 

Additional grant funds of $40,000 have been noted in this area, of which $20,000 will be reimbursed to Blayney Council. These funds have been made available for the Planning and Reform Round 6 Project.

 

Water Fund

 

An amount of $45,000 has been allocated for the purpose of engaging a dam specialist to investigate the strengthening of the Molong Dam wall. This allocation will be funded from the Water Reserve.

 

Further funds of $9,200 have been allocated to upgrading Molong water security, this is also to be funded from the Water Reserve.

 

Sewer Fund

 

A new budget item for the Canowindra sewerage effluent storage dam has been included and this will be funded from the Sewer reserve, the amount is $12,000.

 

Recreation and Culture

 

The lighting project for the Cargo Recreational ground has been noted in this review. An amount of $124,100 has been made available and this is in the form of Grant Funding.

 

In the area of provision of power to pools the cost of the upgrade of infrastructure of the Canowindra Pool, with respect to the use of energy, has considerably increased. Accordingly, the vote in this area has been increased by $45,751.

 

New grant funds have been identified from Southern Phone for distribution to community groups.  This amount is $25,000.

 

The cost of additional asset construction has also been noted.  Furniture for the Cargo Hall, $9,266, Molong Community Hall disabled access $12,380 and Cudal showground shelving for the amenities block $10,525.  These projects are funded from grant funds and from Council reserve.

 

Transport and Communication

 

This area has seen some variances within the local road construction area. While the overall total remains the same, increased expenditure on Davys Plains Road Stage 3 and Stage 2 will occur. The new estimate for Stage 3 is now $643,398 and Stage 2 $342,000. Also impacted is Bowan Park Road Stage 2 which will increase to $260,000. Savings on Stage 1 Bowan Park and Davys Plains 1 will fund these changes. A separate report is to be given to Council.

 

Over expenditure has occurred for Gaskill Street St John’s Bridge Pathway of $51,624.  This is funded from funds allocated from the previous year from FAG Funds.

 

The RMS Safety Project for MR 437 Nangar Road has been allocated an additional $38,342. The funding has been sourced from the Block Grant - supplementary program.

 

General Purpose Income

 

The main item in this section is an increase in rate income of $56,303. This has become available due to late supplementary levies issued, after the initial levy in July 2014.

 

 

ITEM 24 - REQUEST FOR DONATION

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Several requests for sponsorship are submitted for Council's consideration.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.4.1.c. Provide assistance to community groups

Annexures

1.  Yeoval Amateur Swimming Club - Request for Donation 2015

2.  Laurence Montague Sponsorship

3.  Cancer Care Western NSW Request for Funding for Clinical Cancer Trials

4.  Naidoc Week request    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT\SPONSORSHIP - DONATIONS\2015 - 618237

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council donate:-

 

1.   $200.00 to the Yeoval Amateur Swimming Club;

 

2.   $200.00 to Youth off the Streets through sponsorship of the Sydney to Surfers Cycling event;

 

3.   $500.00 to the Cancer Care West fundraiser for a clinical trial centre at Orange; and

 

4.   $200.00 to NAIDOC Week School Initiatives.

 

 

Community Services Manager's REPORT

 

The Yeoval Amateur Swimming Club has written to Council seeking sponsorship.

 

They have a high number of young people enrolled in their swimming programs and seek assistance in helping them compete in regional competitions and events.

 

Mr Laurie Montague seeks Council’s support in sponsoring him in a bike ride between Sydney and Surfers to raise funds for Father Chris Riley’s “Youth Off the Streets Program”.

 

The Sydney to Surfers Cycle ride will be held in May 2015 and the riders will average over 120 km per day on the ride between Hornsby and Surfers Paradise. This event is organised by the Rotary Club of Engadine. Rotary has raised over $3,000,000 for Youth off the Streets in the 18 years this event has been taking place.

 

Youth off the Streets is a well recognised program for helping to turn around the lives of young people at risk of being sucked into a lifetime of antisocial behaviour and is an alternative to custodial sentences for many of these.

 

Father Riley’s programs have a high success rate and are well regarded by health and welfare professionals and the community.

 

Council has sponsored Mr Montague numerous times to participate in this fundraising ride.

 

Cancer Care Western NSW is fundraising to develop a cancer clinical trial centre at Central West Cancer Services based at Orange Hospital.

 

The establishment of this unit at Orange will overcome the need for many country patients to travel to Sydney each week for treatment and should result in better patient outcomes and survival rates.

 

The establishment of the clinical trial unit will also be crucial in the quest to develop better treatments for cancer and to trial the latest technology in its treatment.

 

NAIDOC Week Youth Initiatives conducts a range of activities for school children during NAIDOC Week which is to be held between the 4 and 12 July 2015.

 

NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week is a major event that celebrates Aboriginal Culture across Australia. In the local area Aboriginal Groups often celebrate NAIDOC week at a later date.

 

Last year four schools within Cabonne participated with 267 entries being sent in. It is not known if any of these were successful. There were over 204,000 entries in the competition last year from schools across Australia. The activities include Colouring-in/short story and Creative/Essay writing Competitions. Entry is open to all primary and secondary school students.

 

NAIDOC Week School initiatives calculate their expenses for this local government area to be $450.00 to cover printing and distribution costs for the contests.

 

Should Council wish to make a donation to any of these groups there remains $4,766.00 available in the section 356 budget of $7,000 for expenditure in the balance of this financial year.

 

Donations made so far this financial year from this budget allocation are as follows:

 

$630.00    Cabonne Schools presentations days

$154.00    Molong Show Society

$200.00    Manildra Christmas Party

$350.00    Canowindra Domestic Violence Committee

$100.00    USU White Ribbon Day Appeal

$100.00    Bravehearts

$200.00    WIRES

$250.00    Sponsorship of book by Robert Ellis

$250.00    Pre2 Student Learning Day

 

 

ITEM 25 - EVENTS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GRANT FUNDING

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

For Council to consider 5 applications for funding under the 2014/15 Events Assistance Program.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.4: Community events build visitation, generate investment and strengthen well being.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GRANTS AND SUBSIDIES\PROGRAMS\EVENTS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 2013 - 2014 - 616957

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council approve funding for the following applications under the Events Assistance Program:

 

1.    Brand Orange Ltd for the 2015 Orange Apple Festival – approved level of funding of $1,500;

2.    Canowindra@home for the 2015 100 Mile Dinner – approved level of funding of $1,315 and the provision of inkind services including street sweep, skip bin hire and placement of road closure signage (to the value of $1,450);

3.    F.O.O.D Week 2015 – approved level of funding $3,000;

4.    Brand Orange Ltd for the 2015 Taste Orange @ Watsons Bay – approved level of funding of $2,000; and

5.    Molong Advancement Group for the Molong 100 Mile Dinner – approved level of funding of $750.

 

 

Economic Development Manager's REPORT

 

Council has received five applications under the Events Assistance Program for the 2014/15 financial year.

 

For Council’s consideration, the applications are 2015 Orange Apple Festival (requested amount $3,000), 100 Mile Dinner at Canowindra (requested amount $1,315 and inkind Council services), Taste Orange @ Watsons Bay (requested amount $7,500), F.O.O.D Week 2015 (requested amount $7,500) and Molong Advancement Group (requested amount $750).

 

Application 1

 

Organisation:

Brand Orange Pty Ltd

Event:

2015 Orange Apple Festival

Date:

10-12 May 2015

Requested Amount:

$3,000

To be funded for:

A contribution towards the marketing and advertising of the event.

Description of the event:

The Orange Apple Festival is a 3 day event incorporating local schools, cooking demonstrations, school art competition, Farmers market with art display, chefs table with apple focussed cooking demonstrations, kids cooking classes, apple cider tasting table, apple orchard tours, Mother's Day lunches themed with apples in local restaurants/cafes and finally, accommodation to be supplied with apples for reception desk and 'apple on your pillow' turn down service.

The key purpose of this festival is to celebrate and educate the community and visitors that our region is an 'apple growing region'

 

Cabonne Council will be provided with the following opportunities as part of this event:

 

·    Brand Orange is encouraging and supporting the Cabonne Villages to become involved in the Orange Apple Festival. This will get visitors and locals out to the Cabonne Shire by their participation in the art trail, lunches and dinners and cellar door activities.

 

·    The Cabonne Country Logo will be displayed on the DL program flyer as well as any advertising.

         

 

Application 2

 

Organisation:

Canowindra@Home

Event:

100 Mile Dinner

Date:

7 March 2015

Requested Amount:

$1,315 + in-kind

To be funded for:

Contribution towards marketing and running of the event.

 

Description of the event:

The focus of the event is to showcase the region's bounty of seasonal produce and award winning wineries served up as the Canowindra@home 100 Mile Dinner. Taking influence from the slow food movement, the event will centre round long communal tables set in the charming main street of Canowindra.

Long tables to seat approximately 250 to 300 guests will be set up on the historic Gaskill Street. The dinner will incorporate the 100 mile diet concept and is a collaborative event involving local producers, community members and food and wine related businesses.

 

Cabonne Council will be provided with the following opportunities as part of this event:

 

·    By using local produce as a major tool in promoting the Cabonne Shire the event attracts an audience from outside of the shire. Ticket purchases for the 2015 event indicate that the majority of the visitors attending the event come from outside of Cabonne Shire.

·    The use of the internet has assisted to promote the event and its location. The promotion of the event has mentioned Cabonne Shire and is linked to other websites.

·    Due to the selected date being a Saturday the Visitor Length of Stay is expected to be increased. This is a valuable opportunity to promote Cabonne Shire and encourage visitors to further their regional experience.

·    The 100 Mile Dinner event is in line with Destination NSW long-term plan to increase visitors to Central NSW and to double regional bed nights by 2020.

·    The event will support Central NSW’s themed trail development. The tear-off map trails are designed to encourage visitors to explore the region.

·    Encourage and support the Visiting Friends and Relatives market.

·    Business packages have been developed to encourage people to visit local and Shire based attractions. These include: Museum and galleries, wineries, bushranger tours and talks. Visitors will also be encouraged to take a different road/route to return to their home

·    The villages of Cabonne will actively be promoted through the Age Of Fishes Museum, Visitor Information Centre and local businesses.

 

Application 3

 

Organisation:

F.O.O.D of Orange District Week Inc

Event:

F.O.O.D Week 2015

Date:

10 April 2015 – 19 April 2015

Requested Amount:

$7,500

To be funded for:

Contribution towards marketing and promotion of the event.

 

Description of the event:

FOOD Week is now in its 24th year and involves a number of events and locations that showcase the best food and wine of the district. It also promotes and profiles many local businesses and artisans as well as the scenic local landscape.

 

More than 85 events are held, organised by local businesses and community groups. In addition there are six flagship events and these will be:

 

- FOOD HQ. Held daily as a hub for information and meeting producers

 

- Night Market. A showcase of the wine and food region attracting thousands of people.

 

- 100 Mile Dinner @ Molong. A dinner held on the Village Green attracting 300 visitors, organised by the Molong Community.

 

- FORAGE: Over 600 patrons take a long walk through the Borenore landscape to a number of food and wine stations.

 

- Sunday Market. A new event to replace the FOOD Affair. Will include regional producers, cooks and vignerons in a ‘market’ style event.

 

Cabonne Country branding within the event will be provided through:

 

·    The Cabonne Council logo and advertisement appears in the F.O.O.D Week Program. 10,000 will be printed and distributed locally, regionally and to Sydney and Canberra.

·    The Cabonne logo will appear in any print advertising undertaken by FOOD.

·    The name Cabonne will appear on the FOOD logo.

·    Cabonne banners erected at the Night Market and Sunday Market events and provision for Cabonne Council to have a stall at either or both events.

 

 

Application 4

 

Organisation:

Brand Orange Pty Ltd

Event:

2015 Taste Orange @ Watsons Bay

Date:

16-17 May 2015

Requested Amount:

$7,500

To be funded for:

A contribution towards the marketing and advertising of the event.

Description of the event:

The event is an Orange and local district wine and food showcase in an iconic suburb of Sydney.

It will be held in Robertson Park, Watsons Bay, attracting Orange wineries and food suppliers/producers, in partnership with restaurateurs from the local Watsons Bay, Rose Bay and Vaucluse community for two days with a variation in entertainment between Saturday and Sunday.

Theme and style of this site will be in the sophisticated country style.

 

Brand Orange has identified the following opportunities for Cabonne as part of the event:

·    Increased spend from visitors to the region

·    Increased awareness of the partnership between Cabonne and Orange

·    Exposure of Cabonne based businesses

 

 

Application 5

 

Organisation:

Molong Advancement Group

Event:

Molong 100 Mile Dinner

Date:

13 April 2015

Requested Amount:

$750

To be funded for:

A contribution towards the marketing and advertising of the event.

Description of the event:

The 100 Mile Dinner is part of Orange Food Week and just one of many events during the week. It is a highlight event where food and wine is source from a 100 mile radius and showcased at the dinner.

 

MAG has identified the following opportunities for Cabonne as part of the event:

·    Promotion of Molong and the Cabonne Shire as a tourist destination.

·    Showcases Molong as a vibrant community to a crowd of 350 people, mostly visitors.

 

Assessment

 

The submitted applications meet the grant criteria of the Events Assistance Program.

 

In the past, Council has allocated $1,500 to the Orange Apple Festival, $500 plus the provision of inkind services including street sweep, skip bin hire and placement of road closure signage to the Canowindra@Home 100 Mile Event and $3,000 to F.O.O.D Week. 

 

Request for funding by Brand Orange for Taste Orange @ Watson Bay and Molong Advancement Group for the 100 Mile Dinner are new requests. 

 

As per the recommendation, a request to increase the level of funding for the 100 Mile Dinner at Canowindra is based on an increase in event promotion costs and it being held at night time in Gaskill Street (the past 2 years has been a daytime lunch at the Age of Fishes Museum).  Facilities like toilets are now required to be hired and strategically placed at the event.

 

With reference to the two new applications, the funding level of $2,000 for Taste Orange @ Watson Bay has been suggested.  This is based on Councils original position with the similar event of Taste Orange @ Bondi.  The application from the Molong Advancement Group is to cover the cost of event promotion and it is reasonable when compared with other funding requests to assist with event promotion.

 

 

ITEM 26 - COMMUNITY FACILITATION FUND HACC FUNDING REQUEST

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

For Council to consider the allocation of $5,000 from the Community Facilitation fund.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

3.2.2.b. Provide HACC services within Cabonne

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT\REPORTING\COUNCIL REPORTS - 619582

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council allocate $5,000 to Cabonne Home and Community Care from the Community Facilitation Fund.

 

Economic Development Manager's REPORT

 

Cabonne Home and Community Care (HACC) is a dedicated program which supports the needs of frail older people, over the age of 65, and those that care for them within the Cabonne Shire.  The aim of the service is to assist with the everyday tasks associated with daily living to help people remain independent for as long as it is safe to do so, rather than prematurely moving to residential care.  Services provided include meals on wheels, social support and home maintenance.

 

Due to the increase in demand for the Meals on Wheels service, HACC need to construct a new walk-in freezer at the office in Canowindra.  The walk-in freezer will be more economical to run by reducing electricity and repair costs.  It would allow the service to store larger quantities and a greater variety of meals.  This would ensure that those that need the Meals on Wheels Service are able to receive it.

 

HACC have identified that the following objectives associated with installing the new freezer include:

·    Improve current facilities for the Meals on Wheels Service, allowing the service to run more efficiently.

·    Increase both meal capacity and meal range offered to clients.

·    Increase client base, ensuring all who require meals have access.

 

HACC have received quotes for the construction of the new freezer to the value of $30,000. HACC are covering 50% of the total cost through the sale of current service vehicles.  They have also received $10,000 through the Southern Phone Grants Scheme.  This leaves HACC $5,000 short of covering the total cost and it proposed that this cost is covered by Council through the Community Facilitation Fund (CFF).

 

Community Facilitation Fund

The CFF was established in 2013 and was developed in conjunction with the Community Assistance Program to replace the Village Enhancement, Community Improvement and Local Area Improvement Programs.  The Community Facilitation Fund was created for smaller community projects not originally included in the council’s budget, to be allocated at the discretion of the Mayor and General Manager.

 

The CFF has an annual budget of $80,000 and there is $74,500 remaining for this financial year.

 

ITEM 27 - ANIMALS ON BIKES FUNDING REQUEST

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

For Council to consider level of funding assistance to the Animals on Bikes community initative.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Yes - Request for $14,724.20

IPR Linkage

2.2.1.a. Promote strategies listed in the Tourism Plan

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\RECREATION AND CULTURAL SERVICES\EVENTS MANAGEMENT\ANIMALS ON BIKES - 621185

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council consider the request as outlined in the proposal.

 

Economic Development Manager's REPORT

 

ANIMALS ON BIKES

 

The Animals on Bikes trail located between Molong and Dubbo on Banjo Paterson Way travels through the villages of Cumnock and Yeoval.  This popular community driven initiative is aimed to address community spirit and health, unity and to attract tourists to spot the sculptures as they travel onto Dubbo as an alternate route.

 

This grass roots community project attracts numerous tourists, helps to brand Cabonne, build community capacity in the villages and provides a great marketing opportunity. The benefits both social and economic are difficult to measure.

 

Animals on Bikes spans over 120km of paddock art created by local famers and community members.  There are over 110 Animals on Bikes sculptures that have attracted strong tourist and media attention since its inception in 2009.

 

Cumnock Progress Association representatives have discussed the Animals on Bikes future with Cabonne Council staff on a number of occasions.  They have identified the need to provide ongoing maintenance to the sculptures and to address the arising road safety concerns that surround this project.

 

As a result Cabonne Council has conducted a comprehensive risk assessment that identified a number of sculptures that are hazardous to motorists along with recommendations to mitigate this risk.

 

Cabonne Council has received a letter of request from Cumnock Progress Association to support the maintenance program.  A number of sculptures require maintenance. This involves mowing / weeding / spraying during the summer months to ensure visibility along with needed painting and repairs as required.

 

Project Costs

 

Graphic Designer for Road Signs                                                              $  110.00

Production of 24 x Road Signs plus poles & brackets                           $5,029.20

Installation of 24 Signs by Cabonne Council                                           $3,985.00

Removal & Relocation of 4 Sculptures by Cumnock Progress             $  600.00

Cumnock Progress Association (repairs and maintenance)                 $5,000.00

 

 

Total Costs                                                                                                $14,724.20

 

The suggested source of funding is the Cabonne Community Facilitation Fund (CFF).  The CFF has an annual budget of $80,000 and there is $74,500 remaining for this financial year.

 

Cabonne Council’s Risk Assessment has identified the need for 24 road signs near paddock sculptures due to road safety concerns. Council staff will further investigate the sign location and confirm the number as some sculptures are earmarked for relocation. This may result in less road signs and therefore reduce costs.

 

Future Direction

 

As the community project proves to be a strong tourist attraction as alternate route to Dubbo Zoo, this presents an opportunity for Cabonne Council and the community to work closely together to maintain and manage this initiative.

 

Future plans involve the development of a graphically designed professional promotional booklet that will help market the Animals on Bikes trail. This product will outline the history, description of the Animals on Bikes creation, a map and visitor information to the area. Cabonne Council will also investigate funding opportunities that will enhance the potential of this project.

 

Cabonne staff have investigated a similar project that exists in Kulin, Western Australia titled Tin Horse Highway much more than metal which possess strong similarities and opportunities for working together to enhance and improve the Animals on Bikes Trail.

 

ITEM 28 - EXISTING FENCE AT THE DR ANDREW ROSS MEMORIAL PARK

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

For Council to determine what will be done with the existing fence material upon construction of the new picket fence.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

3.3.3.b. Maintain Sporting Facilities to safe operational standards

Annexures

1.  Molong Sheepdog Workers Committee - Donation of existing fence to the Molong Show Society - Dr Ross Memorial Ground    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\PARKS AND RESERVES\MAINTENANCE\MOLONG RECREATION GROUND - DR ANDREW ROSS MEMORIAL PARK - 621927

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council agree to the Molong Sheepdog Working Committee’s request for Council to donate the existing tubular steel perimeter fence at the Dr Andrew Ross Memorial Park to the Molong Show Society, providing:-

 

1.   The existing fence not be removed until a replacement fence is scheduled for erection; and

2.   The removal of the existing fencing and re-instatement is at nil cost to Council.

 

Director of Engineering and Technical Services' REPORT

 

Council has received a letter from the Molong Sheepdog Working Committee advising council that upon construction of the new picket fence they would like to donate the existing fence at the Dr Ross Memorial Park (Molong Recreation Ground) to the Molong Show Society.

 

The erection of the fence and material were donated by the Molong Sheepdog committee more than 30 years ago and they would like a say in where the fencing material should go to.

 

 

ITEM 29 - PROCUREMENT (INCORPORATING LOCAL SUPPLIER PREFERENCE) POLICY

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To request amendment to Council's Procurement Policy

Policy Implications

Proposed amendment to Policy

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.1.a. Provide quality administrative support and governance to Councillors and Residents

Annexures

1.  Procurement Policy_Updated Feb 2015_Final Draft    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\CORPORATE MANAGEMENT\POLICY\POLICY REGISTER - From December 2012 - 623674

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council replace its Procurement (including local preference) Policy with the Procurement (incorporating local supplier preference) Policy as annexed to this report.

 

 

Director of Engineering and Technical Services' REPORT

In mid 2014, Council participated in the Centroc Regional Roadmap Program conducted by procurement specialists, ArcBlue Consulting. The Roadmap program incorporated a comprehensive review of Council’s procurement procedures and practices. One of the outcomes of Council’s participation in this review project was the development of the Council’s Procurement Roadmap. This Roadmap is a plan of actions to be completed by Council to enhance the procurement and purchasing practices within the organisation to achieve better results for Council.

Following on from the Roadmap program, Council has engaged the services of ArcBlue Consulting to assist it in the implementation of its Roadmap actions. The project will enable Council to focus, initially, on the implementation of some of the key action items identified in the Roadmap to establish a better procurement and purchasing system for all purchases, ranging from small every day purchases through to large capital projects.

Ultimately, the project aims to develop a purchasing/procurement framework for Council that:

·    Makes it easy for all staff to know ‘what to do’ and provide the resources (documents, etc.) ‘to do it’ when it comes to purchasing or procurement activities.

·    Ensures all of Council’s compliance and legislation requirements are met – i.e. adhering to the Local Government Act requirements etc.

·    Ensures that Council processes actively pursue value for money and/or costs savings.

It is envisaged that the project will deliver a clear and easy to follow process for purchasing and procurement at any level of spend.

 

The first stage of the procurement project is a review of Council’s Procurement Policy. The aim of the review is to ensure the policy is clear and concise and accurately reflects Council’s procurement direction. Attached in Annexure A is the proposed revised Procurement (Incorporating local supplier preference) Policy. The principal changes between the current Procurement Policy and the proposed Procurement Policy are as follows:

·    The summary to the Policy highlights this Policy being part of a Procurement Framework, with the framework consisting of the Policy and Procurement Guidelines. This has enabled procedural matters previously included in the Policy to be removed for inclusion into the Guideline document.

·    Clear definitions on what Council is committed to as a part of its Procurement Framework.

·    The inclusion of Guiding Principles that will govern the procurement process.

·    The requirement for the preparation of a Procurement Strategy for certain procurement processes.

·    Improved clarity on the use of existing contracts and the tendering process to be used.

·    Improved clarity on the local supplier preference and how this is to be applied to the procurement process. In the current policy, the application of local supplier preference is not straight forward and the definition of local as “residing or based within the Cabonne Council Local Government Area” is not precise enough to allow a fair and reasonable application of local preferencing. As such, the proposed Policy defines Local Suppliers as “those suppliers that have maintained a registered business address in the Cabonne Local Government Area for the preceding 12 months prior to the procurement activity for which they are seeking Local Supplier status.” It is also proposed that the local supplier preference be applied for all procurement activities up to $150,000.

 

 

ITEM 30 - MOLONG WATER TREATMENT PLANT AUGMENTATION

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

For Council Determination

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

An additional $35,000 will be required for works relating to the augmentation of the Molong Water Treatment Plant

IPR Linkage

5.1.2.a. Construct new Cabonne Water projects

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\WATER SUPPLY\DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION\FILTRATION PLANTS - 623598

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council approve the allocation of $35,000 from the Cabonne Water Fund to design and install a filter backwash system as part of the Molong Water Treatment Plant Augmentation.

 

Operations Manager - Water and Waste's REPORT

The Molong Water Treatment Plant (WTP) is currently undergoing augmentation works. The scope of works includes the following items:

1.   Replace Chemical Dosing System

2.   Implement Instrumentation and Control

3.   Replace all existing pipe work

4.   Replace power board

During the course of the augmentation work, the HAZOP risk assessment revealed that there were a few issues with the current filter backwash system. The issues identified are as follows:

1.   The current backwash system is gravity fed from the high level reservoir and the hydraulic head is dependent on the water level in the reservoir. The return line from the high level reservoir is not a dedicated line and also supplies reticulated water. This means that the flow rate used for backwashing the filters cannot be controlled. After installing a flow meter on the backwash line, engineers were able to measure the back wash rate and it was found to fluctuate and frequently be inadequate for an effective backwash. This can lead to filters turning over prematurely leading to taste and odour issues in the treated water. This will also lead to excessive backwash water being used and discarded to waste as the backwash cycle will need to be extended or done more frequently. Optimising backwash water can reduce water wastage by 7% to 12%.

 

2.   Another issue is related to the reliance on the high level reservoir for backwash water. This meant that any major rehabilitation work on the high level reservoir, which requires draining the reservoir, would not be possible without also shutting down the Molong WTP. During the rehabilitation work, the town will only have one reservoir to supply drinking water and no water production to maintain water supply in the operating reservoir.

The preferred solution to this issue is to re-design the backwash system which will operate on duty stand-by pumps. The pumps will ensure that the flow rate of backwash water reached the desired set point. The water could be supplied from the service reservoir located at the WTP site.

The cost of designing and installing the backwash system is $35,000. It is recommended that Council approve the allocation of $35,000 from the Cabonne Water Fund to re-design and install the filter backwash system.

 

ITEM 31 - SOFTFALL FOR MEMORIAL PARK CANOWINDRA

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To report on damage to the softfall at Memorial Park Canowindra and determine proposed method of repair.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Depending on option selected between $9,000 to $25,000

IPR Linkage

3.3.3.c. Maintain Parks and Gardens to safe operational standards

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\PARKS AND RESERVES\MAINTENANCE\CANOWINDRA MEMORIAL PARK CANOWINDRA - 622700

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council allocate funding from reserve for repairs to the softfall at Memorial Park Canowindra with the amount of funding based on the repair option adopted.

 

Acting Operations Manager Urban Services REPORT

The current softfall at the playground at Memorial Park Canowindra is approx. five (5) years old.  The softfall has been damaged as a result of vandalism.

Council has spoken to Mr Andrew Marek from Creative Playground to seek advice regarding the softfall.  His advice was that the softfall was well installed, however, some of the joins could have been better located. 

To repair the damage to the softfall, Council has three options:

Option 1    Patch the existing softfall and lay artificial grass over the softfall. This will still meet Council’s compliance requirements.

The approx. cost of this option is $15,000

Option 2    Remove and dispose of the existing softfall and re-lay new softfall similar to the existing installation.

The approx. cost of this option is $25,000

Option 3    Remove and dispose of the existing softfall and replace with a bark type of softfall and install an edging to the perimeter.

The approx. cost of this option is $9,000

 

Based on the options above, it is recommended that Option 1 be adopted.

 

 

ITEM 32 - CUDAL CARAVAN PARK

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Requesting Council to reduce number of allowed permanent sites from two to one.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

3.3.3.e. Maintain Shire properties to safe operational standards

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\COUNCIL PROPERTIES\USAGE\CARAVAN PARKS and CAMPING AREAS - 617204

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT the maximum number of permitted permanent sites at Cudal Caravan Park be one (1).

 

Urban Assets Coordinator's REPORT

 

Council’s caravan park committee at its last meeting reviewed the issue of the number of permanent sites permitted by Council at the Cudal caravan park. The current number of permitted permanent sites is two. There are currently seven casual sites making nine sites in total.

 

The caravan park does not have an on site manager and is generally administered by Cudal office staff.

 

The committee noted that in the past permanent sites had become unsightly and run down and that these sites detracted from the overall appearance of the park. The committee recognised a need to provide some provision for long term accommodation and that reserving one site for permanent residence was a fair compromise.

 

It is recommended that the maximum number of permitted permanent sites at Cudal caravan park be one (1).

 

 

ITEM 33 - PEDESTRIAN ACCESS RAMP ONTO MOLONG VILLAGE GREEN

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Seeking Council determination on the nature of the proposed ramp

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

3.3.5.a. Review community need for new and upgraded facilities

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\PARKS AND RESERVES\MAINTENANCE\MOLONG  VILLAGE GREEN - 619722

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council determine which option it wishes to proceed with regarding the proposed ramp.

 

Urban Assets Coordinator's REPORT

 

As requested by Council, further review and investigation regarding a ramp at Molong Village Green has been undertaken.

 

Council staff have reviewed the situation at the Molong Village Green regarding access onto the green for ANZAC Day participants marching four persons abreast.

 

The existing pram ramps are inadequate for the purpose and many elderly marchers have difficulty with the step up onto the kerb, hence the request from the community for a new ramp to allow ANZAC Day march participants to step up onto the green without breaking step.

 

There are two choices of ramp for consideration; a fixed permanent concrete ramp or a removable ramp constructed in sections for ease of transport and installation. The pros and cons of both ramps are presented below for Council’s consideration. Estimated cost of a concrete ramp would be $2000. The approximate dimensions would be 4 metres wide by 150mm high and the ramp would extend out from the kerb by 1.5 metres. It would be located to give pedestrian access from Bank Street onto the gravel path beside the Yarn Market building.

 

Concrete Ramp

Pros

Cons

One off construction

 

Would not require installation of a temporary ramp.

The village green is within the heritage area and would automatically trigger a DA, with heritage issues  needing be taken into account (especially regarding the loss of heritage kerb and guttering).

 

There would be the likely permanent loss of 2 to 3 car parking spaces

 

Removable bollards would need to be installed to prevent unauthorized vehicles using the ramp

 

If the venue changes in the future the ramp cannot be moved.

 

 

Removable ramp

Pros

Cons

No DA required and no impact on heritage of the area

 

Loss of car park spaces for only one or two days

 

No bollards required

 

The ramp can be easily installed elsewhere if there is a change of venue.

 

The ramp would need to be installed and dismantled each year.

 

Diagram of proposed ramp in relation to Molong Village green

                                     

         

                                              

 

ITEM 34 - MODIFICATION TO TWENTY ONE (21) LOT SUBDIVISION 'BELLVIEW' BELGRAVIA ROAD, MOLONG

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Report submitted for council approval

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.3.a. Provide efficient and effective development assessment

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\Development Applications\DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION\2005\03-2005-0250 - 612507

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Modification of Development Application 2005/250/2 for a variation to the allotment layout of the approved 21 lot subdivision of land known as ‘Bellview’ Belgravia, being Lots 1 to 16 DP 270348 (Sheets 1-7 ref 03083CO dated 08.09.2014) be granted consent.

 

 

Director of Environmental Services' REPORT

 

ADVISORY NOTES

Record of voting

In accordance with s375A of the Local Government Act 1993, a division is required to be called when a motion for a planning decision is put at a meeting of Council or a Council Committee.  A division under s375A of the Act is required when determining this planning application.

 

Political Disclosures

In accordance with s147(4) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, a person making a planning application to Council is required to disclose political donations and gifts made within 2 years prior to the submission of  the application and concluding when the application is determined.

 

In accordance with s147(5) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, a person making a public submission to Council in relation to a planning application made to Council is required to disclose political donations and gifts made within 2 years prior to the submission being made and concluding when the application is determined.

 

Political donations and gifts (if any) to be disclosed include:

·    All reportable political donations made to any local councillor or Council,

·    All gifts made to any local councillor or employee of the Council.

 

Nil planning application disclosures have been received. 

 

Nil public submission disclosures have been received. 

 

SUMMARY

 

The following report provides an assessment of the modification application submitted for variation of Development Application 2005/250/2 for a 21 lot subdivision of land known as ‘Bellview’, Belgravia, being Lots 1 to 16 DP 270348.

 

The application has been referred to the Council for determination as the previous development consent was determined by council through its Environmental Services and Sustainability Committee. It is recommended that the application be approved.

 

Applicant: Community Association DP 270348 c/- Peter Basha Planning & Development

Owner:      Lot 1 DP 270348 – BR Wall & DJ Bath on behalf of all community association owners

Lots 2, 3, 6, 9, 11 and 13 DP 270348 – RG & H Investments

Lot 4 DP 270348 – RG Harris

Lot 5 DP 270348 – It’s your business P/L

Lot 7 DP 270348 – A & PA Robertson

Lot 8 DP 270348 – DJ & DR Bath, BR & KJ Wall

Lot 10 DP 270348 – TAD Barrett

Lot 12 DP 270348 – MJ Pengilly

Lots 15 & 16 DP 270348 – Okavango Investments P/L

Proposal:  modify consent to facilitate excising of land not associated with the community title vineyard allotment and to make minor amendment to lot layout.

Location:   Lots 1 – 16 DP 270348, ‘Bellview’, Caleula Road, Belgravia

Zone:         RU1 / General Rural 1(a)           

 

THE PROPOSAL

It is proposed to amend the approved subdivision as follows:

·    Proposed Lot 141, having a proposed area of 361.26ha, is to be excised from the community scheme

·    Proposed Lot 142 will be varied to excise 19.45ha and include it with Community Lot 1

·    The remainder of proposed Lot 142 having an area of approximately 40.5ha will be excised from the community scheme. It will remain as an agricultural lot with no dwelling entitlement.

 

The development consent is for a staged development. The proposed amendments to the lot layout result as follows:

·    Stage 1 has been completed.

·    to incorporate Stage 1A (the subject of the current modification proposal)

·    Stage 2 retained to enable creation of Lots 102 and 103 as a single lot; Lots 101, 104, 106 and 107 as a single lot; and Lot 105

·    Stage 3 retained to create Lots 101, 104, 106 and 107 as separate lots

·    Stage 4 retained to create Lots 102 and 103 as separate lots

·    Stage 5 to be amended to enable creation of the remote dwelling entitlements attributed to Community Lots 6, 12 and 13.

The development is substantially the same development for which consent was initially issued. The proposed modification does not create additional lots or dwelling entitlements. Access and servicing arrangements remain unaltered.

 

Site Map

6432818 

Modified subdivision proposal – lot layout

 

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

The proposed modification satisfies Section 96(1A) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and is considered to be substantially the same development. The proposed modification has  nil environmental impact.

 

PROVISIONS OF ANY ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING INSTRUMENT s79C(1)(a)(i)

 

Cabonne Local Environmental Plan 1991 (Amended)

The subject land was zoned 1(a) General Rural by the Cabonne Local Environmental Plan 1991.  Subdivision of land is permissible within this zone, subject to Council’s development consent.

 

Objectives of the 1(a) zone

The proposal is not contrary to the aims or objectives of the LEP, and the relevant clauses of that plan. The proposed minor amendments will have no adverse environmental impact upon the subject land or surrounding land.

 

 

REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLANS

 

There are no Regional Environmental Plans that apply to the subject land.

 

 

STATE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING POLICIES

 

State Environmental Planning Policy 44 – Koala Habitat Protection applies to the subject land. Relevant matters were addressed in the initial development assessment for this development.

PROVISIONS OF ANY DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING INSTRUMENT THAT HAS BEEN PLACED ON EXHIBITION s79C(1)(a)(ii)

There are no draft environmental plans that relate to the subject land or proposed development.

 

 

PROVISIONS OF ANY DEVELOPMENT CONTROL PLAN s79C(1)(a)(iii)

 

Development Control Plan No 5 – General Rural Zones applies to this development. The proposed modification complies with the objectives and development controls as per  the initial development assessment of the proposed subdivision.

 

 

PROVISIONS PRESCRIBED BY THE REGULATIONS s79C(1)(a)(iv)

The proposal does not contravene the relevant provisions of the regulations.

 

THE LIKELY IMPACTS OF THE DEVELOPMENT s79C(1)(b)

 

The proposed modification does not create additional impacts that were not identified and addressed in the initial assessment report.

 

THE SUITABILITY OF THE SITE s79C(1)(c)

The proposed modification is considered suitable for the subject land and is considered to be of minimal environmental impact.

 

Physical Attributes and Hazards

There are no known technological or natural hazards that would affect the proposed development.

 

 

DEVELOPMENT CONTRIBUTIONS

 

No additional contributions apply to the development.

 

 

ANY SUBMISSIONS MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ACT s79C(1)(d)

 

The proposed development was neighbourhood notified to adjoining land owners on 6 November 2014. No submissions were received by the close of the exhibition phase. 

 

 

PUBLIC INTEREST s79C(1)(e)

 

The proposed modification application is considered to be of minor interest to the wider public due to the relatively localised nature of potential impacts. 

 

 

CONCLUSION

The proposed modified development is permissible with the consent of Council. The development complies with the relevant aims, objectives and provisions of the LEP.  A section 79C assessment of the development indicates that the modified development is acceptable in this instance. 

 

 

ITEM 35 - DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION 2015/07 - PROPOSED DWELLING - LOT 1 DP 512482, BANJO PATERSON WAY, MOLONG

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Requiring council decision of planning assessment

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.1.a. Provide quality administrative support and governance to Councillors and Residents

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\Development Applications\DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION\2015\03-2015-0007 - 623401

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Development Application 2015/07 for a proposed dwelling upon Lot 1 DP 512482, Banjo Paterson Way, Molong be refused.

 

 

Director of Environmental Services' REPORT

 

ADVISORY NOTES

Record of voting

In accordance with s375A of the Local Government Act 1993, a division is required to be called when a motion for a planning decision is put at a meeting of Council or a Council Committee.  A division under s375A of the Act is required when determining this planning application.

 

Political Disclosures

In accordance with s147(4) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, a person making a planning application to Council is required to disclose political donations and gifts made within 2 years prior to the submission of  the application and concluding when the application is determined.

 

In accordance with s147(5) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, a person making a public submission to Council in relation to a planning application made to Council is required to disclose political donations and gifts made within 2 years prior to the submission being made and concluding when the application is determined.

 

Political donations and gifts (if any) to be disclosed include:

·    All reportable political donations made to any local councillor or Council,

·    All gifts made to any local councillor or employee of the Council.

 

Nil planning application disclosures have been received. 

 

Nil public submission disclosures have been received. 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

The following report provides an assessment of the development application submitted for a proposed dwelling upon Lot 1 DP 512482, Banjo Paterson Way, Molong.

 

The application has been referred to the Council for determination as the proposal is inconsistent with the Cabonne LEP 2012.

 

It is recommended that the application be refused.

 

Applicant: W & S Pollock c/- Peter Basha Planning & Development

Owner:      Wayne and Sylvia Pollock

Proposal:  Dwelling

Location:   Lot 1 DP 512482, Banjo Paterson Way, Molong

Zone:         RU1Primary Production    

 

THE PROPOSAL

It is proposed to construct a single storey, four bedroom, brick dwelling upon the 39.7ha subject land. Vehicular access is to be provided off Spring Vale Lane.

 

Site Map

 

1553188

 

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

Section 79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 requires Council to consider various matters, of which those pertaining to the application are listed below.

 

PROVISIONS OF ANY ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING INSTRUMENT s79C(1)(a)(i)

 

Clause 1.2  Aims of the Plan

The broad aims of the LEP are as follows:

a) to encourage development that complements and enhances the unique character and amenity of Cabonne, including its settlements, localities, and rural areas,

(b) to provide for a range of development opportunities that contribute to the social, economic and environmental resources of Cabonne in a manner that allows present and future generations to meet their needs by implementing the principles of ecologically sustainable development,

(c) to facilitate and encourage sustainable growth and development that achieves the following:

(i) contributes to continued economic productivity, including agriculture, business, tourism, industry and other employment opportunities,

(ii) allows for the orderly growth of land uses while minimising conflict between land uses within the relevant zone and land uses within adjoining zones,

(iii) encourages a range of housing choices and densities in planned urban and rural locations that is compatible with the residential and rural environment and meets the diverse needs of the community,

(iv) promotes the integration of land uses and transport to improve access and reduce dependence on private vehicles and travel demand,

(v) protects, enhances and conserves agricultural land and the contributions that agriculture makes to the regional economy,

(vi) avoids or minimises adverse impacts on drinking water catchments to protect and enhance water availability and safety for human consumption,

(vii) protects and enhances places and buildings of environmental, archaeological, cultural or heritage significance, including Aboriginal relics and places,

(viii) protects and enhances environmentally sensitive areas, ecological systems, and areas that have the potential to contribute to improved environmental, scenic or landscape outcomes.

 

Clause 1.9A Suspension of covenants, agreements and instruments

This clause provided that  covenants, agreements or other similar instruments that restrict the carrying out of development upon the subject land do not apply unless such are:

·    Covenants imposed or required by council

·    Prescribed instruments under s183A of Crown Lands Act 1989

·    Any conservation agreement under National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974

·    Any trust agreement under the Nature Conservation Trust Act 2003

·    Any property vegetation plan under the Native Vegetation Act 2003

·    Any biobanking agreement under Part 7A of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995

·    Any planning agreement made under Division 6 of Part 4 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979

         

     

      Mapping

The subject site is identified on the LEP maps in the following manner:

     

Land zoning map

Land zoned RU1 Primary Production

Lot size map

Minimum lot size 100ha

Heritage map

Not a heritage item or conservation area

Terrestrial Biodiversity Map

Has biodiversity sensitivity on the subject land (Vegetation on overcleared landscapes)

Flood planning map

Not within a flood zone

Natural resource – karst map

Not within a karst area

Drinking water catchment map

Not within a drinking water catchment area

Riparian land and watercourse map, groundwater vulnerability map

Not within groundwater vulnerable area

Land reservation acquisition map

NA

 

      These matters are addressed in the report following.

 

Cabonne Local Environmental Plan 2012

The subject land is zoned RU1 Primary Production by the Cabonne Local Environmental Plan 2012.  A dwelling is permissible within this zone, subject to Council’s development consent.

 

Objectives of the RU1 Primary Production zone

The proposal is not contrary to the aims of the LEP or the objectives of the RU1 zone.  The development relates to and is consistent with the zone objectives which seek to

 

·    To encourage sustainable primary industry production by maintaining and enhancing the natural resource base.

·    To encourage diversity in primary industry enterprises and systems appropriate for the area.

·    To minimise the fragmentation and alienation of resource lands.

·    To minimise conflict between land uses within this zone and land uses within adjoining zones.

·    To enable function centres, restaurants or cafes and appropriate forms of tourist and visitor accommodation to be developed in conjunction with agricultural uses.

 

 

Part 4 – Principal development Standards

Clause 4.2A Dual occupancies and rural dwellings on land on RU1 zone

 

Development consent must not be granted for the erection of a dual occupancy or dwelling house on land to which this clause applies unless the land:

(a)  is a lot that is at least the minimum lot size shown on the Lot Size Map in relation to that land, or

(b)  is a lot created under this Plan (other than under clause 4.2 (3), or

(c)  is a lot created under an environmental planning instrument before this Plan commenced and on which the erection of a dual occupancy or dwelling house was permissible immediately before that commencement, or

(d)  is a lot resulting from a subdivision for which development consent (or equivalent) was granted before this Plan commenced and on which the erection of a dual occupancy or dwelling house would have been permissible if the plan of subdivision had been registered before that commencement, or

(e)  is an existing holding, or

(f)  would have been a lot or a holding referred to in paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) had it not been affected by:

(i)  a minor realignment of its boundaries that did not create an additional lot, or

(ii)  a subdivision creating or widening a public road or public reserve or for another public purpose.

 

The proposal is inconsistent with clause 4.2A as the allotment:

·    Has an area of 39.7ha

·    Was not created under Cabonne LEP 2012

·    Was registered under the Local Government Act 1919 and is not an approved allotment under a deemed environmental planning instrument

·    Is a registered subdivision

·    Is not an existing holding, being only part of a former existing holding as defined by the Cabonne LEP 2012

·    Has not been affected by a minor realignment or road widening

 

The proposal does not satisfy the provisions of clause 4.2A of Cabone LEP 2012. A dwelling is not permissible upon the subject land.

 

Part 5 – Miscellaneous provisions

There are no miscellaneous provisions that apply to the proposed development.

 

Part 6 – Additional local provisions

Clause 6.3 Terrestrial biodiversity

The land is identified as having terrestrial biodiversity (overcleared land). The proposed dwelling site is setback a sufficient distance so as not to cause any adverse impact to terrestrial biodiversity. Furthermore, no trees are required to be removed for the development.

 

Clause 6.8 Essential services

Council is satisfied the following essential services that are essential for the development are available:-

a.   The supply of water

b.   The supply of electricity

c.   The disposal and management of sewerage

d.   Stormwater drainage

e.   Suitable vehicle access

 

REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLANS

 

There are no Regional Environmental Plans that apply to the subject land.

 

 

STATE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING POLICIES

 

SEPP 44 - Cabonne Council is identified within the SEPP 44 schedule as having koala habitat.  The applicant has not addressed the SEPP; however, the subject land is generally cleared and the proposed development will not impact upon any existing vegetation.  There are no known sightings of koalas in the locality, or sources of koala habitat.

 

SEPP (Rural Lands) 2008

This SEPP applies to the land. The proposed development complies with the aims and principles of the SEPP and is consistent with Section 10 - Matters to be considered in determining development applications for rural subdivisions or rural dwellings.

 

PROVISIONS OF ANY DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING INSTRUMENT THAT HAS BEEN PLACED ON EXHIBITION s79C(1)(a)(ii)

There are no draft environmental plans that relate to the subject land or proposed development.

 

 

PROVISIONS OF ANY DEVELOPMENT CONTROL PLAN s79C(1)(a)(iii)

 

Section 3.3 Building Requirements

3.3.2 Access & Roading

Vehicle access to the dwelling site is proposed from Spring Vale Lane.

 

3.3.3 Setbacks

In the general rural zones dwellings will generally be discouraged from being placed within 20m of any boundary. The proposed development is to be set back a minimum of 50m from the side boundary with the adjacent rural allotment.

 

3.3.4 Septic Tank

New dwellings in the General Rural Zones are to be serviced by an approved septic tank system.

 

3.3.5 Water Supply

All new dwellings are to be serviced with an adequate water supply with storage facilities for domestic supply generally being a minimum 90 000 L for dwellings of three or more bedrooms.

 

3.3.6 Power

Connected to power would be required of the development.

 

3.3.7 Visual Amenity

Council requires dwellings and associated buildings to be constructed of non-reflective surfaces (brick, colorbond steel, timbre etc) and to have an appearance that blends with the landscape. Proposed external construction materials for the dwelling is brick walls and colorbond roof sheeting.

 

3.3.8 Bushfire Protection

The site is identified as bushfire prone land. As per the DCP, new dwellings must provide water storage close at hand for protection purposes.

 

PROVISIONS PRESCRIBED BY THE REGULATIONS s79C(1)(a)(iv)

The proposal does not contravene the relevant provisions of the regulations.

 

THE LIKELY IMPACTS OF THE DEVELOPMENT s79C(1)(b)

 

Context & Setting

While the proposed dwelling is located in an area used primarily for agriculture, the site is in close proximity to Molong. The proposal recognises the use of the land for primary production and the dwelling is sited to minimise impact to surrounding agricultural activities.  There is no likely adverse impact to context and setting as a result of the development proceeding.  

 

Visual amenity

The proposed building is single storey and the design is considered to be complementary to the rural setting of the property. External construction materials are non-reflective.

 

Access and traffic

It is proposed to establish a vehicular entry way off Spring Vale Lane. The average number of vehicle trips from a dwelling is estimated as 9 per day and the additional demand on road infrastructure would be minor.

 

Wastewater

Wastewater disposal would be via the existing on-site septic system.

 

THE SUITABILITY OF THE SITE s79C(1)(c)

 

Physical Attributes and Hazards

 

There are no known hazards that may impact development of the site.

 

DEVELOPMENT CONTRIBUTIONS

 

Road and bushfire contributions would apply to the proposed development.

 

ANY SUBMISSIONS MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ACT s79C(1)(d)

 

The proposed development is not advertised development.

 

PUBLIC INTEREST s79C(1)(e)

 

The proposed development is considered to be of minor interest to the wider public due to the relatively localised nature of potential impacts. 

 

 

CONCLUSION

The development does not comply with clause 4.2A of the Cabonne LEP 2012. A dwelling is not permissible upon the subject land. It is suggested that council refuse the application as the proposed use is not supported by Clause 4.2A of the LEP.

 

 


 

 

ITEM 36 - DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION 2015/08 - PROPOSED DWELLING - LOT 2 DP 512482, BANJO PATERSON WAY, MOLONG

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

For council determination of planning assessment

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.1.a. Provide quality administrative support and governance to Councillors and Residents

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\Development Applications\DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION\2015\03-2015-0008 - 623403

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Development Application 2015/08 for a proposed dwelling upon Lot 2 DP 512482, Banjo Paterson Way, Molong be refused.

 

Director of Environmental Services' REPORT

 

ADVISORY NOTES

Record of voting

In accordance with s375A of the Local Government Act 1993, a division is required to be called when a motion for a planning decision is put at a meeting of Council or a Council Committee.  A division under s375A of the Act is required when determining this planning application.

 

Political Disclosures

In accordance with s147(4) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, a person making a planning application to Council is required to disclose political donations and gifts made within 2 years prior to the submission of  the application and concluding when the application is determined.

 

In accordance with s147(5) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, a person making a public submission to Council in relation to a planning application made to Council is required to disclose political donations and gifts made within 2 years prior to the submission being made and concluding when the application is determined.

 

Political donations and gifts (if any) to be disclosed include:

·    All reportable political donations made to any local councillor or Council,

·    All gifts made to any local councillor or employee of the Council.

 

Nil planning application disclosures have been received. 

 

Nil public submission disclosures have been received. 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

The following report provides an assessment of the development application submitted for a proposed dwelling upon Lot 2 DP 512482, Banjo Paterson Way, Molong.

 

The application has been referred to the Council for determination as the proposal is inconsistent with the Cabonne LEP 2012.

 

It is recommended that the application be refused.

 

Applicant: W & S Pollock c/- Peter Basha Planning & Development

Owner:      Wayne and Sylvia Pollock

Proposal:  Dwelling

Location:   Lot 2 DP 512482, Banjo Paterson Way, Molong

Zone:         RU1Primary Production    

 

THE PROPOSAL

It is proposed to construct a single storey, four bedroom, brick dwelling upon the 61.61ha subject land. Vehicular access is to be provided off Nyora Lane.

 

Site Map

 

4346862

 

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

Section 79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 requires Council to consider various matters, of which those pertaining to the application are listed below.

 

PROVISIONS OF ANY ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING INSTRUMENT s79C(1)(a)(i)

 

Clause 1.2  Aims of the Plan

The broad aims of the LEP are as follows:

a) to encourage development that complements and enhances the unique character and amenity of Cabonne, including its settlements, localities, and rural areas,

(b) to provide for a range of development opportunities that contribute to the social, economic and environmental resources of Cabonne in a manner that allows present and future generations to meet their needs by implementing the principles of ecologically sustainable development,

(c) to facilitate and encourage sustainable growth and development that achieves the following:

(i) contributes to continued economic productivity, including agriculture, business, tourism, industry and other employment opportunities,

(ii) allows for the orderly growth of land uses while minimising conflict between land uses within the relevant zone and land uses within adjoining zones,

(iii) encourages a range of housing choices and densities in planned urban and rural locations that is compatible with the residential and rural environment and meets the diverse needs of the community,

(iv) promotes the integration of land uses and transport to improve access and reduce dependence on private vehicles and travel demand,

(v) protects, enhances and conserves agricultural land and the contributions that agriculture makes to the regional economy,

(vi) avoids or minimises adverse impacts on drinking water catchments to protect and enhance water availability and safety for human consumption,

(vii) protects and enhances places and buildings of environmental, archaeological, cultural or heritage significance, including Aboriginal relics and places,

(viii) protects and enhances environmentally sensitive areas, ecological systems, and areas that have the potential to contribute to improved environmental, scenic or landscape outcomes.

 

Clause 1.9A Suspension of covenants, agreements and instruments

This clause provided that  covenants, agreements or other similar instruments that restrict the carrying out of development upon the subject land do not apply unless such are:

·    Covenants imposed or required by council

·    Prescribed instruments under s183A of Crown Lands Act 1989

·    Any conservation agreement under National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974

·    Any trust agreement under the Nature Conservation Trust Act 2003

·    Any property vegetation plan under the Native Vegetation Act 2003

·    Any biobanking agreement under Part 7A of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995

·    Any planning agreement made under Division 6 of Part 4 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979

         

     

      Mapping

The subject site is identified on the LEP maps in the following manner:

     

Land zoning map

Land zoned RU1 Primary Production

Lot size map

Minimum lot size 100ha

Heritage map

Not a heritage item or conservation area

Terrestrial Biodiversity Map

Has biodiversity sensitivity on the subject land (Vegetation on overcleared landscapes)

Flood planning map

Not within a flood zone

Natural resource – karst map

Not within a karst area

Drinking water catchment map

Not within a drinking water catchment area

Riparian land and watercourse map, groundwater vulnerability map

Not within groundwater vulnerable area

Land reservation acquisition map

NA

 

      These matters are addressed in the report following.

 

Cabonne Local Environmental Plan 2012

The subject land is zoned RU1 Primary Production by the Cabonne Local Environmental Plan 2012.  A dwelling is permissible within this zone, subject to Council’s development consent.

 

Objectives of the RU1 Primary Production zone

The proposal is not contrary to the aims of the LEP or the objectives of the RU1 zone.  The development relates to and is consistent with the zone objectives which seek to

 

·    To encourage sustainable primary industry production by maintaining and enhancing the natural resource base.

·    To encourage diversity in primary industry enterprises and systems appropriate for the area.

·    To minimise the fragmentation and alienation of resource lands.

·    To minimise conflict between land uses within this zone and land uses within adjoining zones.

·    To enable function centres, restaurants or cafes and appropriate forms of tourist and visitor accommodation to be developed in conjunction with agricultural uses.

 

 

Part 4 – Principal development Standards

Clause 4.2A Dual occupancies and rural dwellings on land on RU1 zone

 

Development consent must not be granted for the erection of a dual occupancy or dwelling house on land to which this clause applies unless the land:

(a)  is a lot that is at least the minimum lot size shown on the Lot Size Map in relation to that land, or

(b)  is a lot created under this Plan (other than under clause 4.2 (3), or

(c)  is a lot created under an environmental planning instrument before this Plan commenced and on which the erection of a dual occupancy or dwelling house was permissible immediately before that commencement, or

(d)  is a lot resulting from a subdivision for which development consent (or equivalent) was granted before this Plan commenced and on which the erection of a dual occupancy or dwelling house would have been permissible if the plan of subdivision had been registered before that commencement, or

(e)  is an existing holding, or

(f)  would have been a lot or a holding referred to in paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) had it not been affected by:

(i)  a minor realignment of its boundaries that did not create an additional lot, or

(ii)  a subdivision creating or widening a public road or public reserve or for another public purpose.

 

The proposal is inconsistent with clause 4.2A as the allotment:

·    Has an area of 61.6ha

·    Was not created under Cabonne LEP 2012

·    Was registered under the Local Government Act 1919 and is not an approved allotment under a deemed environmental planning instrument

·    Is a registered subdivision

·    Is not an existing holding, being only part of a former existing holding as defined by the Cabonne LEP 2012

·    Has not been affected by a minor realignment or road widening

 

The proposal does not satisfy the provisions of clause 4.2A of Cabone LEP 2012. A dwelling is not permissible upon the subject land.

 

Part 5 – Miscellaneous provisions

There are no miscellaneous provisions that apply to the proposed development.

 

Part 6 – Additional local provisions

Clause 6.3 Terrestrial biodiversity

The land is identified as having terrestrial biodiversity (overcleared land). The proposed dwelling site is setback a sufficient distance so as not to cause any adverse impact to terrestrial biodiversity. Furthermore, no trees are required to be removed for the development.

 

Clause 6.8 Essential services

Council is satisfied the following essential services that are essential for the development are available:-

a.   The supply of water

b.   The supply of electricity

c.   The disposal and management of sewerage

d.   Stormwater drainage

e.   Suitable vehicle access

 

REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLANS

 

There are no Regional Environmental Plans that apply to the subject land.

 

 

STATE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING POLICIES

 

SEPP 44 - Cabonne Council is identified within the SEPP 44 schedule as having koala habitat.  The applicant has not addressed the SEPP; however, the subject land is generally cleared and the proposed development will not impact upon any existing vegetation.  There are no known sightings of koalas in the locality, or sources of koala habitat.

 

SEPP (Rural Lands) 2008

This SEPP applies to the land. The proposed development complies with the aims and principles of the SEPP and is consistent with Section 10 - Matters to be considered in determining development applications for rural subdivisions or rural dwellings.

 

PROVISIONS OF ANY DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING INSTRUMENT THAT HAS BEEN PLACED ON EXHIBITION s79C(1)(a)(ii)

There are no draft environmental plans that relate to the subject land or proposed development.

 

 

PROVISIONS OF ANY DEVELOPMENT CONTROL PLAN s79C(1)(a)(iii)

 

Section 3.3 Building Requirements

3.3.2 Access & Roading

Vehicle access to the dwelling site is proposed from Nyora Lane.

 

3.3.3 Setbacks

In the general rural zones dwellings will generally be discouraged from being placed within 20m of any boundary. The proposed development is to be set back a minimum of 140m from the side boundary with the adjacent rural allotment.

 

3.3.4 Septic Tank

New dwellings in the General Rural Zones are to be serviced by an approved septic tank system.

 

3.3.5 Water Supply

All new dwellings are to be serviced with an adequate water supply with storage facilities for domestic supply generally being a minimum 90 000 L for dwellings of three or more bedrooms.

 

3.3.6 Power

Connected to power would be required of the development.

 

3.3.7 Visual Amenity

Council requires dwellings and associated buildings to be constructed of non-reflective surfaces (brick, colorbond steel, timbre etc) and to have an appearance that blends with the landscape. Proposed external construction materials for the dwelling is brick walls and colorbond roof sheeting.

 

3.3.8 Bushfire Protection

The site is identified as bushfire prone land. As per the DCP, new dwellings must provide water storage close at hand for protection purposes.

 

PROVISIONS PRESCRIBED BY THE REGULATIONS s79C(1)(a)(iv)

The proposal does not contravene the relevant provisions of the regulations.

 

THE LIKELY IMPACTS OF THE DEVELOPMENT s79C(1)(b)

 

Context & Setting

While the proposed dwelling is located in an area used primarily for agriculture, the site is in close proximity to Molong. The proposal recognises the use of the land for primary production and the dwelling is sited to minimise impact to surrounding agricultural activities.  There is no likely adverse impact to context and setting as a result of the development proceeding.  

 

Visual amenity

The proposed building is single storey and the design is considered to be complementary to the rural setting of the property. External construction materials are non-reflective.

 

Access and traffic

It is proposed to establish a vehicular entry way off Nyora Lane. The average number of vehicle trips from a dwelling is estimated as 9 per day and the additional demand on road infrastructure would be minor.

 

Wastewater

Wastewater disposal would be via an on-site septic system and subject to separate approval.

 

THE SUITABILITY OF THE SITE s79C(1)(c)

 

Physical Attributes and Hazards

 

There are no known hazards that may impact development of the site.

 

DEVELOPMENT CONTRIBUTIONS

 

Road and bushfire contributions would apply to the proposed development.

 

ANY SUBMISSIONS MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ACT s79C(1)(d)

 

The proposed development is not advertised development.

 

PUBLIC INTEREST s79C(1)(e)

 

The proposed development is considered to be of minor interest to the wider public due to the relatively localised nature of potential impacts. 

 

 

CONCLUSION

The development does not comply with clause 4.2A of the Cabonne LEP 2012. A dwelling is not permissible upon the subject land. It is suggested that council refuse the application as the proposed use is not supported by Clause 4.2A of the LEP.

 

 

 

ITEM 37 - REQUEST FOR ALTERATION TO MOTORCYCLE CLUB MEETING SCHEDULE AT NEWHAVEN PARK, LOT 3 DP 866377, MULYAN ROAD, CLERGATE DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION 1985/82

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Seeking council approval to vary meeting dates for 2015

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.3.a. Provide efficient and effective development assessment

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\Development Applications\DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION\1979-1989\03-1985-0082 - 624387

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT council permit the Canobolas Motorcycle Club to hold a race meeting and a two day training event at Newhaven Park, Mulyan Road, Clergate during March 2015, (being club events to be held on 8, 21 and 22 March 2015), subject to the club providing adequate written notice to all neighbouring properties of the proposed events.

 

 

Director of Environmental Services' REPORT

 

In 1985 council granted development consent to enable establishment of a motorcycle racing circuit at ‘Newhaven Park’, Mulyan Road, Clergate being land described as Lot 3 DP 866377 (DA 1985/82). The land is currently leased to Motorcycle Club by landowner Mr Peter Culverson.

 

The terms of the development approval restrict operation of the site to once a month over eight months of the year. No events are to be held during the summer period where environmental risk was identified as at its highest (ie dust and risk of fire).

 

The club over recent years has made application on several occasions to vary the meeting schedule and host two events in a month – generally as a result of event cancelation / rescheduling when impacted by inclement weather. The club has also advised of the need to host training days for junior riders.

 

The club is currently very active and it appears that their demand for the use of the motorcycle track may now be exceeding the scale of the development as proposed in the 1985 development application. The club has been advised that the appropriate action would be submission of a fresh development application that accurately describes the current needs of the club, its race event activities and the environmental impact of the activities.

 

The club however seeks council’s consideration to vary its club day schedule to enable a race event to be held on 8 March and a weekend coaching/training day for junior members over the weekend of 21 and 22 March, thereby generating two club activities in the one month. The club indicates that the two events in March will not exceed the maximum requirement of 8 events per year on site. The coaching /training day, when added to the current race schedule would then generate the maximum 8 events permitted per year on site.

 

The two day coaching school would operate from 9am to 4pm and would accommodate approximately 16 junior riders. The club undertake to manage noise and dust control over the additional weekend.

 

The club proposes to letter drop the Mulyan Road landowners to advise them of the increased March events, should Council support the request to vary the event schedule.

 

Council on past occasions has agreed to similar requests from the club to vary their event schedule. It is suggested that the club be permitted to vary its schedule as outlined above, subject to the club providing adequate notification to neighbouring property owners. It is suggested that council further advice the club that a new Development Application should be submitted to council as the scale and  function of the club’s operations upon the Mulyan Road site  appear to have expanded beyond the terms of the 1985 development consent.

 

 

ITEM 38 - MODIFICATION APPLICATION 2014/74/1 ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS LOT 122 DP 661228 LOFTUS STREET, EUGOWRA

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

For Determination

Policy Implications

Building Alignment Policy

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.3.a. Provide efficient and effective development assessment

Annexures

1.  2014 74 1 Draft Conditions    

File Number

\Development Applications\DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION\2014\03-2014-0074 - 622815

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Modification Application 2014/74/1 for alterations and additions to the existing dwelling at Lot 122 DP661228 be granted consent subject to the conditions attached.

 

 

Senior Town Planner's REPORT

 

ADVISORY NOTES

Record of voting

In accordance with s375A of the Local Government Act 1993, a division is required to be called when a motion for a planning decision is put at a meeting of Council or a Council Committee.  A division under s375A of the Act is required when determining this planning application.

 

Political Disclosures

In accordance with s147(4) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, a person making a planning application to Council is required to disclose political donations and gifts made within 2 years prior to the submission of  the application and concluding when the application is determined.

 

In accordance with s147(5) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, a person making a public submission to Council in relation to a planning application made to Council is required to disclose political donations and gifts made within 2 years prior to the submission being made and concluding when the application is determined.

 

Political donations and gifts (if any) to be disclosed include:

·    All reportable political donations made to any local councillor or Council,

·    All gifts made to any local councillor or employee of the Council.

 

Nil planning application disclosures have been received. 

 

Nil public submission disclosures have been received. 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

The following report provides an assessment of the modification application submitted for alterations and additions to the existing dwelling at Lot 122 DP 661228 Loftus Street, Eugowra.

 

The application has been referred to the Council for determination as the original development application was determined at an Environmental Services and Sustainability Meeting held in December 2013.   

 

It is recommended that the modification application be approved subject to conditions of consent.

 

Applicant: Jim Fazzari

Owner:      J Fazzari

Proposal:  Alterations and Additions

Location:   Lot 122 DP 661228 Loftus Street, Eugowra

Zone:         RU5 Village      

 

THE PROPOSAL

Council approval is sought for modification of DA 2014/74 for alterations and additions to the existing dwelling at Lot 122 DP 661228 Loftus Street, Eugowra. The Development Application was determined at an Environmental Services and Sustainability Meeting, held December 2013, as the development proposal seeks an exemption to the development standards identified in DCP No 16 Floodprone Land in Eugowra and Council’s building alignment policy.

 

The original development application was for a new kitchen, dining room, rumpus room and extensions to bedroom 2 & 3 in materials to match the existing building. Modification seeks to decrease the size of the proposed additions to just two rooms (Third bedroom & rumpus room).

 

Construction cost estimated <$50 000 therefore no BASIX certificate is required (condition 9 deleted).

 

Site Map

 


 

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

In accordance with Section 96(1A) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 the proposed modification is of minimal environmental impact and is substantially the same development for which consent was granted.

 

PROVISIONS OF ANY ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING INSTRUMENT s79C(1)(a)(i)

 

Cabonne Local Environmental Plan 2012

The subject land is zoned RU5 Village by the Cabonne Local Environmental Plan 2012.  Alterations and additions are permissible within this zone, subject to Council’s development consent.

 

Objectives of the RU5 Village zone

The proposal is not contrary to the aims of the LEP or the objectives of the RU5 zone.  The development relates to and is consistent with the zone objectives which seek to

 

·    To provide for a range of land uses, services and facilities that are associated with a rural village.

·    To encourage and provide opportunities for development and local employment growth.

·    To ensure that development is compatible with surrounding land uses.

 

 

Part 6 – Additional local provisions

Clause 6.1 Flood planning

The objectives of this clause are as follows:

a.   To minimise the flood risk to life and property associated with the use of land,

b.   To allow development on land that is compatible with the land’s flood hazard, taking into account projected changes as a result of climate change,

c.   To avoid significant adverse impacts on flood behaviour and the environment.

 

The potential impact of the proposed development on floodwater is determined to be minimal and the floor height is raised to a height of 375mm freeboard of the 1% AEP flood level (1 in 100 year flood event) to avoid inundation of the building. The development has been assessed in regards to flooding and it is deemed the proposed additions are not likely to have an adverse impact in terms of the following:-

 

-     Impede the flow of flood waters on that land or adjacent land,

-     Imperil the safety of persons on that land or adjacent land in the event of the land being inundated with floodwaters,

-     Aggravate the consequences of flood waters flowing on that land or adjacent land with regard to erosion, siltation and the destruction of vegetation, or

-     Change the nature of the water table of that land or adjacent land.

 

The proposal complies with the requirements of clause 6.1 Flood Planning.

 

Clause 6.6 Riparian Lands & Watercourses

The objectives of this clause is to protect and maintain the following:

 

a.   Water quality within watercourses,

b.   The stability of the bed and banks of watercourses,

c.   Aquatic and riparian habitats, and

d.   Ecological processes within watercourses and riparian areas.

 

The proposal has been assessed in terms of its potential to impact water quality, habitats and ecosystems, the stability of the bank and/or future rehabilitation of riparian areas.

 

Council is satisfied development of the site will not result in any adverse environmental impacts to riparian land and the proposal complies with the provisions of clause 6.6.

 

Clause 6.8 Essential services

Council is satisfied the following essential services are available to the proposed development:-

 

a.   The supply of water,

b.   The supply of electricity,

c.   The disposal and management of sewerage,

d.   Stormwater drainage, and

e.   Suitable vehicle access.

 

REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLANS

 

There are no Regional Environmental Plans that apply to the subject land.

 

 

STATE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING POLICIES

 

There are no State Environmental Planning Policies that impact the site.

 

PROVISIONS OF ANY DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING INSTRUMENT THAT HAS BEEN PLACED ON EXHIBITION s79C(1)(a)(ii)

There are no draft environmental plans that relate to the subject land or proposed development.

 

PROVISIONS OF ANY DEVELOPMENT CONTROL PLAN s79C(1)(a)(iii)

 

Development Control Plan 16 – Interim Guidelines for Flood Prone Land in Eugowra applies to the land.

 

The objectives of DCP 16 are:-

 

a.   To provide controls for the assessment of applications on land affected by potential floods in accordance with the provisions of Cabonne LEP.

b.   To alert the community of Council’s policy in relation to the use and development of land affected by the potential floods in Eugowra.

c.   To inform the community of Council’s policy in relation to the use and development of land affected by the potential floods in Eugowra.

d.   To reduce the risk to human life and damage to property caused by flooding through controlling development on land affected by potential floods.

 

The criteria for determining applications for development within the floodplain are defined by both land use category and level of flood inundation and hazard. In Annexure 4 the proposed development is identified as residential land use, which includes, but is not limited to dwellings.

 

The development controls apply to all flood prone land in a PMF (Probably Maximum Flood event). Lot 122 is identified as being in the floodplain between Aurora Street and Parkes Street. Any development within this zone should be raised up to and including the 100 year flood plus 400mm freeboard. 

 

The site has been inspected by K Lupis (registered surveyor) to establish the level of the existing door tread in relation to the 1% AEP flood level (1 in 100 year flood level). The door tread was found to have 375mm freeboard above the 1% AEP flood level advised by Council in lieu of the required 400mm minimum free board required under DCP No 16.

 

The proposed development is planned to match the existing dwelling and the total freeboard level of the proposed extensions on the eastern and western side is 375mm. The applicant therefore seeks to vary Councils development standards under section 3.3 of DCP No 16 by a total of 25mm. This is to achieve a consistent level throughout the house without having to construct the additions elevated from the original dwelling. The proposal has been assessed for impact to flood behavior, impact to private property and human safety during a flood event. It is considered the proposal will not have any adverse impact in these terms and the development is consistent with the aims and objectives of the DCP.

 

The development proposal complies with the relevant aims and objectives of the Cabonne LEP 2012. Furthermore, non-compliance with the development standards would not raise any planning matters of State or Regional significance and there is no public benefit from maintaining the development standards specified.

 

PROVISIONS PRESCRIBED BY THE REGULATIONS s79C(1)(a)(iv)

The proposal does not contravene the relevant provisions of the regulations.

 

THE LIKELY IMPACTS OF THE DEVELOPMENT s79C(1)(b)

 

Context & Setting

No change from previous assessment.

 

Visual amenity

No change from previous assessment.

 

Access and traffic

No change from previous assessment.

 

THE SUITABILITY OF THE SITE s79C(1)(c)

 

Physical Attributes and Hazards

There are no known technological or natural hazards that would affect the proposed development.

 

DEVELOPMENT CONTRIBUTIONS

 

No contributions apply to the development.

 

ANY SUBMISSIONS MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ACT s79C(1)(d)

 

The proposed development is not advertised development.

 

PUBLIC INTEREST s79C(1)(e)

 

The proposed development is considered to be of minor interest to the wider public due to the relatively localised nature of potential impacts. 

 

CONCLUSION

The proposed modification is permissible with the consent of Council.  The development complies with the relevant aims, objectives and provisions of the LEP.  A Section 96(1A) assessment of the development indicates that the development is acceptable in this instance.  Attached is a draft Notice of Approval outlining a range of conditions considered appropriate to ensure that the development proceeds in an acceptable manner.

 

 

ITEM 39 - QUESTIONS FOR NEXT MEETING

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To provide Councillors with an opportunity to ask questions/raise matters which can be provided/addressed at the next Council meeting.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.1.g. Code of Meeting Practice adhered to

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\NOTICES - MEETINGS - 618038

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council receive a report at the next Council meeting in relation to questions asked/matters raised where necessary.

 

Director of Finance and Corporate Services' REPORT

 

A call for questions for which an answer is to be provided if possible or a report submitted to the next Council meeting.

 

ITEM 40 - 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 - 618041

 

 

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 Council’s Business Paper are items included for Council’s information.

 

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

 

 

ITEM 41 - MATTERS OF URGENCY

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Enabling matters of urgency to be called.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.1.a. Provide quality administrative support and governance to Councillors and Residents

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\NOTICES - MEETINGS - 618045

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Councillors call any matters of urgency.

 

Director of Finance and Corporate Services' REPORT

 

Council’s Code of Meeting Practice allows for the Council to consider matters of urgency which are defined as any matter which requires a decision prior to the next meeting or a matter which has arisen which needs to be brought to Council’s attention without delay such as natural disasters, states of emergency, or urgent deadlines that must be met”.

 

This item enables councillors to raise any item that meets this definition.

 

 

ITEM 42 - COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE SECTION OF THE MEETING

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Enabling reports to be considered in Committee of the Whole.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.1.g. Code of Meeting Practice adhered to

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\PROCEDURES - 618050

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Council hereby resolve itself into Committee of the Whole to discuss matters called earlier in the meeting.

 

Director of Finance and Corporate Services' REPORT

 

Council’s Code of Meeting Practice allows for the Council to resolve itself into “committee of the whole” to avoid the necessity of limiting the number and duration of speeches as required by Clause 250 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.

 

This item enables councillors to go into “committee of the whole” to discuss items called earlier in the meeting.

   


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 Procurement (Incorporating Local Supplier Preference) Policy

1 Document Information

Version Date
(Draft or Council Meeting date)

[28 October 2014]xx February 2015

Author

Administration Manager

Owner

(Relevant director)

Director of Finance & Corporate Services

Status –

Draft, Approved,  Adopted by Council, Superseded or Withdrawn

Adopted by Council,

Next Review Date

Within 12 months of Council being elected

Minute number
(once adopted by Council)

14/10/19

 

2 Summary

The Cabonne Council Procurement Framework consists of this Cabonne Council Procurement Policy document and the accompanying Cabonne Council Procurement Guidelines.

This Procurement Framework aims to provide an effective and transparent control over the purchasing process using public funds and to manage the purchasing process in such a way that Council will benefit economically and attain its environmental and social objects including local benefit.

 

3 Approvals

 

Title

Date Approved

Signature

General Manager

 

 

 

4 History

 

Minute No.

Summary of Changes

New Version Date

 

Petty cash limit amended to $30

12 February 2008

10/02/17

Readopted by Council

15 February 2010

11/02/13

Incorporated previous Tendering Policy relating to requirement that all tenders be by an open tender unless an alternative report has been prepared on the benefits of an alternative tendering method.

 

Amended to incorporate recommendations made by the DLG in the Tendering Guidelines issued October 2009; Council resolution to include GIPA Act clauses as appropriate; and resolution by Council to include a 5% buffer for local preference in procurement. 

21 February 2011

 

Tidied

June 2013

13/09/30

Readopted as per s165(4)

17 September 2013

14/10/19

11.3.3 amended – typo at $150,000 corrected

28 October 2014

15/02/xx

(add amendment detail)

 

 

5 Reason

Expenditure on third party goods and services represent the most significant portion of Council expenditure.

Accordingly, Council is committed to having a Procurement Framework that effectively:

·    Manages compliance requirements;

·    Ensures appropriate Probity, Equity, Transparency and Ethical Behaviour across all procurement activities;

·    Seeks Value for Money outcomes;

·    Manages risk;

·    Consists of Best Practice Elements;

·    Drives Accountable Decision Making;

·    Recognises and accounts for Social and Sustainable Impact; and

·    Is accessible to all Council staff   

 

The purpose of this Policy is to:

•        Establish the procurement framework in which procurement activities are conducted by Council and ensure a consistent and controlled process is deployed at all times

•        Establish an ethical procurement process through a transparent and equitable procurement framework that focuses on probity considerations throughout

•        Establish a procurement framework to pursue optimal outcomes from each and every process achieved through best practice methodology

•        Demonstrate accountability

Council will also aim to encourage the development and promotion of business and industry within the local economy and in so doing will assist in creating the growth of such business or industry.  To this end, this Policy consists of the Council’s policy position with regards to Local Supplier Preference, detailing a framework to support Cabonne’s local industry and businesses.

6 Scope

This policy applies to all contracting and procurement activities at Council and is binding upon Councillors, Council Staff and temporary employees, contractors and consultants while engaged by the Council.

The purchase cost determines the procurement method / requirements to be used. 

7 Associated Legislation, Supporting Policies, Resources and Documents

7.1 Associated Legislation / Legislative Framework

Local Government Act 1993 (NSW)

Local Government (General) Regulations 2005

DLG Tendering Guidelines for NSW Local Government (October 2009)

Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009

7.2 Supporting Policies / Procedures

Cabonne Council Code of Conduct

Cabonne Council  Delegations Index

Cabonne Council Corporate Credit Cards Procedure

Cabonne Council Procurement Guidelines

7.3 Supporting Resources and Documents

DLG Circular to Councils No 06/07 – Procurement in NSW Local Councils

DLG Circular to Councils No 09/39 – Tendering Guidelines in NSW Local Government

ICAC Pitfalls or Probity: Tendering and Purchasing Case Studies (provide guidance on Local Supplier Preference)

ICAC Purchase and Sale of Local Government Vehicles publication

8 Definitions

Act

Local Government Act 1993

Buffer

Refers to percentage based pricing concession applied to identified Local Supplier’s quote or tender price for comparative assessment purposes only.  The current local preference buffer is 5%.

Council

Cabonne Council

DLG Tendering Guidelines

DLG Tendering Guidelines for NSW Local Government (October 2009)

GIPA Act

Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009

Guidelines

The Cabonne Council Procurement Guidelines

Framework

The Cabonne Council Procurement Policy framework consisting both the Policy and the Guidelines

Local Benefit

Having the ability to positively impact upon the local economy by Council purchasing locally within policy provisions.

OLG

Office of Local Government (previously the Division of Local Government – note the DLG Tendering Guidelines are titled as such as they were developed under the previous name)

Open tendering

Mean the tendering method as detailed in the Regulations (see section 166-167)

Policy

The Cabonne Council Procurement (Incorporating Local Supplier Preference) Policy

Prescribed Entity

An entity identified and prescribed in the Local Government Act allowing Councils to access contracts established by the ‘prescribed entity’ without having to go to tender in their own right. Local Government Procurement (LGP) and Strategic Purchasing are noted in the Regulations as being prescribed.

Regulations

The Local Government (General) Regulations 2005 (NSW) 

Selective tendering

Means the tendering method as detailed in the Regulations (see section 166,168-169)

Value for Money

Value for money is determined by considering all the factors that are relevant to the proposed contract and may include: experience, quality, reliability, timeliness, service, risk profiles and initial and ongoing costs. These are all factors that can make a significant impact on benefits and costs. Value for money does not automatically mean the ‘lowest price’.(reference DLG Tendering Guidelines)

 

 

9 Responsibilities

9.1 General Manager

The General Manager is responsible for the overall control and implementation of the policy.  Where special circumstances exist, the General Manager or his/her delegate may vary the “quotation(s)/process required” at 11.7 upon receipt of a written request outlining the circumstances.

9.2 Directors and Managers

Directors and Managers are responsible for the control of the policy and procedures within their area of responsibility.

9.3 Delegated Officers

Incumbents of positions with delegation to sign purchase orders in writing for the supply of services, goods and materials in accordance with Clause 211 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 are limited to issue purchase orders only in accordance with approved budgets, approved votes, relevant statutory requirements and within Council’s policies.

10 Policy Provisions and Guiding Principles

The Cabonne Council procurement policy framework is governed by the following principles. Cabonne Council’s procurement of goods and services by Council must have regard to the following principles:

·    Compliance

·    Probity, Equity, Transparency and Ethical Behaviour

·    Value for Money

·    Best Practice Elements

·    Accountable Decision Making

·    Risk Management

·    Social and Sustainable Impact

10.1 Compliance

Ensure that all relevant legislative requirements are complied with, both through the development of compliant policy and process, and by the individual application on each process.

10.2 Probity, Equity, Transparency and Ethical Behaviour

All procurement conducted by Cabonne Council must be conducted in a fair, equitable, transparent, honest and ethical manner, with the highest levels of integrity and in the public interest and compliant with all relevant requirements.

10.2.1 Standards of Behaviour and Ethics

(1) Honesty and Fairness

Council will conduct all tendering, procurement and business relationships with honesty, fairness and probity at all levels.  Council must not disclose confidential or proprietary information.

(2) Consistency of Process

Council must ensure consistency in all stages of the procurement process.  All requirements must be clearly specified in the tender documents and criteria for evaluation must be clearly detailed; all potential tenderers should be given the same information; and the evaluation of tenders must be based on the conditions of tendering and selection criteria as defined in the tender documents.

(3) No Conflicts of Interest

Council must ensure that procurement processes are conducted in an environment devoid of Conflicts of Interest. A council official with an actual or potential conflict of interest must address that interest without delay in accordance with Council’s Code of Conduct.

(4) Rule of Law

The procurement of goods and services by Council must be in accordance with the legislative framework prescribed by the Act and the Regulations and other applicable law and legislation.

(5) Open and Fair Competition

Council must not engage in practices that are anti-competitive or engage in any form of collusive practice.

Open and fair competition between suppliers supports Council’s commitment to obtaining best value for money and ensuring probity, equity transparency and ethical behaviour.

All prospective contractors and suppliers must be afforded an equal opportunity to tender or quote.

Impartiality must be maintained throughout the procurement process so it can withstand public scrutiny.

Potential suppliers are provided with consistent information and opportunity and are evaluated against defined criteria and in a consistent manner as documented in the approved Evaluation Plan;

Specifications and tender documentation will not be prepared to favour or disadvantage particular suppliers provided that the Council’s strategic and business requirements are met.

(6) No Improper Advantage

Council must not engage in practices that aim to give a potential tenderer an advantage over others, unless such advantage stems from an adopted Council procurement policy such as a local preference policy.

(7) Intention to Proceed

Council must not invite or submit tenders without a firm intention and capacity to proceed with a contract, including having funds available.

(8) Co-operation

Council must encourage business relationships based on open and effective communication, respect and trust, and adopt a non-adversarial approach to dispute resolution.

10.3 Value for Money

Value for public money to achieve positive outcomes for the community is the core principle underpinning Council’s procurement system.  This will involve a comparative analysis of all relevant costs and benefits of each proposal throughout the whole procurement cycle.  To carry out the comparative analysis, Council will use appropriate evaluation criteria with a weighting applied to each evaluation criterion.  Evaluation criteria and weighting will be set by the responsible officer. 

10.4 Best Practice Elements

Where practicable, elements of Best Practice are to incorporated and continually evolving into procurement in Council.

10.5 Accountability Decision Making

Council must ensure that the process for awarding contracts is not only open, clear, fully documented and defensible; it must also be consistent in its application across the whole organisation in every procurement activity.

Furthermore, Cabonne Council staff must be able to account for all procurement decisions made over the whole-of-life of all goods, services and works purchased with supporting, auditable, documentation.

All decisions and actions must be accountable, defensible and withstand scrutiny.

10.6 Risk Management

Strategies for managing risks associated with all procurement processes are in place and consistent. Risk Management is a primary consideration in the Cabonne Council procurement processes, potential risks will be identified, analysed, evaluated, treated and monitored across all stages of procurement activity with reference Council’s interests and appetite for risk.

10.7 Social and Sustainable Impact

Cabonne Council recognises it has an implicit role in furthering sustainable development, through its procurement of goods, and services and works.  Cabonne Council recognises the potential impact it’s spend has on the environment, communities and markets and where applicable will integrate sustainability, environmental and social issues into the procurement process.

11 Procurement Policy Framework

11.1 Procurement Policy Framework

The Cabonne Council Procurement Policy framework comprises this Cabonne Council Procurement Policy document, the accompanying Cabonne Council Procurement Guidelines document and all related template documents and process guides.

This Policy documents provides the policy position and statements with regards to Procurement whilst the accompanying Guidelines provides details on process and procedures.

To be compliant with the Cabonne Council Procurement Policy framework requires compliance with all relevant requirements detailed in both the Policy and the Guidelines.

11.2 Procurement Strategy

The completion of a Procurement Strategy is required for:

·    Any procurement where the anticipated cost exceeds $50,000; and / or

·    Any procurement which is identified as presenting significant risk; and / or

·    Any procurement for the engagement of professional consultants

The Procurement Strategy is to be completed as per the requirements detailed in the Guidelines and in the format provided in this procurement Framework.

The Procurement Strategy is to be approved by the relevant Delegated Authority.

11.3 Use of existing contracts

Wherever an existing contract is available for use by Cabonne Council (including State Government, Local Government Procurement (LGP), CENTROC or WBC Alliance contracts) is in place, it shall be reviewed in the first instance to ascertain whether the existing contract(s) satisfies the identified requirement.

Should the identified contract satisfy the identified requirement it should be utilised. Where the available contract does satisfy the identified requirement however it is determined that the use of the contract is not in the best interest of Council, then an Exemption from Process application is to be made for approval by the General Manager (see section 11.7)

Any purchases in excess of $150,000 must be resolved by Council regardless [M G1] of whether it is acquired through the utilisation of available contracts that legislation allows access to (i.e. LGP and other ‘prescribed entities’) or as a result of a separate tender process.

Where there is no available contract to review or if the available contract does not satisfy the identified requirement then the appropriate procurement process as determined by value and risk is to completed as detailed in this Procurement Policy Framework.

 This provision seeks to remove duplication of effort and research; and saves Council’s resources in not having to go through the Tender / procurement process unnecessarily.

11.4 Quotations

Unlike the requirements for tendering which are well detailed in the Act, the Regulations and the DLG Tendering Guidelines, there is very little by the way of legislative advice or requirements with regards to quotation process. Expenditure by means of a quotation process represents the majority of Council expenditure. Accordingly, Council through the procurement Framework has identified appropriate processes to be completed when completing procurement via a quotation process.

Quotation processes are to be approached considering the detailed Guiding Principles and in accordance with the detailed procedures and requirements dependent upon value of the procurement.

11.5 Tendering

Any tender process undertaken by Cabonne Council must comply with all aspects of the legislative and regulatory considerations applicable; including the Act, the Regulations and the DLG Tendering Guidelines.

Council will seek tenders where required by the Act and at other times as detailed and qualified in the approved Procurement Strategy. 

Council requires that all purchases anticipated to be in excess of $150,000 be sourced by an open tender or by accessing an approved panel contract (e.g. LGP, NSW State Government contracts etc.) unless an alternative report to council has been prepared on the benefits of an alternative tendering method and the Recommendation to utilise an alternative procurement method is approved, most notably a Selective Tender (see section 166-169 of the Regulations). 

11.6 Process Requirements by Spend Threshold

Purchases for less than $150,000 (inclusive of GST) will be authorised by appropriate council officers who have been delegated to give orders in writing for the supply of services, goods and materials in accordance with Clause 211 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.  Levels of delegation are set out in the Cabonne Council Delegations Index.

Orders can only be given in accordance with approved budgets, approved votes, relevant statutory requirements and within Council’s policies through the appropriate process required as shown below.

Value of Goods and Services (GST Incl)

Process Required

Up to $30

Seek 1 verbal quote – payment by Petty Cash

Up to $3,000

1 verbal quote

$3,001 to $10,000

3 verbal quotes

$10,001 to $50,000

3 written quotes

$50,001 to $149,999

Formal Request For Quotation (RFQ)– treat similar to Tender

$150,000 and above

Full Tender process to be followed

11.7 Exemptions from Process

Where applicable by law, the General Manager may at their discretion, provide an exemption from the processes required by the Cabonne Council Procurement Framework.

Any request for exemption from the established processes and requirement of the Framework must be well qualified and detailed to provide the General Manager with all relevant factors to consider when making a determination.

The process and requirements with regards to an exemption from process is fully detailed in the Guidelines.

Note – the General Manager does not have the delegation to approve any exemption to legislative or regulatory requirements as detailed in the Act, the Regulations, the DLG Tendering Guidelines or any other relevant legislation including exemptions or variations with regards to the requirement and process for procurement in excess of $150,000.

11.8 Contract Management

To ensure that the identified value for money at the time of engagement is realised, Council will implement appropriate Contract Management frameworks to manage all contracts that Council enter into.

Details of the Contract Management framework is provided in the Guidelines.

12 Local Supplier Preference

12.1 Local Benefit

Council is committed to supporting the local economy and enhancing the capabilities of local business and industry by including a Local Supplier Preference framework in this Policy.

The objective of this policy provision is to create a framework that ensures Council gives due consideration to the actual and potential benefits to the local economy of sourcing goods and services locally where possible, whilst maintaining a value for money approach at all times.

Locally sourced goods and services will be used where price, performance, quality, suitability and other evaluation criteria are comparable with non-locally sourced goods and services. 

To assist local industry and local economic development, Council will:

a)   Use a local preference ‘buffer’ when assessing prices as defined in this policy framework.

b)   Encourage a ‘buy local’ culture within the Council where applicable;

c)   Disseminate contract and tender information to local industry, in a manner deemed appropriate;

d)   Ensure that buying practices, procedures and specifications do not disadvantage local suppliers and ensure transparency in quotation, tendering and contract management practices; and

e)   Encourage local businesses to promote their goods and services to Council.

Council must seek quotes from Local Suppliers where possible.

For the purposes of evaluating the pricing component only, in effect a percentage-based pricing concession will be applied to the bid price of identified Local Supplier – the current pricing concession is 5%. Accordingly the submitted price from identified Local Suppliers will be reduced by the ‘buffer’ of 5 %.

Where all submissions are received from identified Local Suppliers, the 5% buffer will not be used in the assessment.

12.1.1 ICAC

It is noted that the ICAC has previously published its findings into research it undertook into Local Preference practices/policies by Local Government.  This policy acknowledges the findings and requires that Council be precise about the local preference rule and includes it in tender documentation.  Council will also monitor the cost of the policy, including adverse impact on competitiveness as recommended in the ICAC report.  After regular reviews Council may alter its policy to provide a buffer which it has included with a view to supporting local industry.

12.2 Identification of ‘Local Suppliers’

Local suppliers are identified for the purposes of the application of the Local Supplier Preference utilising the following qualification:

Local Suppliers are those suppliers that have maintained a registered business address in the Cabonne Council Local Government area for the preceding 12 months prior to the procurement activity for which they are seeking Local Supplier status.

12.3 Application of Local Supplier Preferencing

The price concession buffer will be applied in the evaluation and decision making process for all procurement activity up to $150,000. The Process with regards to the application and use of the buffer in evaluating offers is detailed in the Cabonne Council Procurement Guidelines.

 


Item 38 Ordinary Meeting 24 February 2015

Item 38 - Annexure 1

 

DRAFT CONDITIONS OF CONSENT

DA 2014/74/1 Alterations & Additions

 

 

1.   DEVELOPMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH PLANS

 

Objective

 

To ensure the development proceeds in the manner assessed by Council.

 

Performance

 

Development is to take place in accordance with the attached stamped plans (Ref: Modification Application 2014/74/1 Proposed Extension to Existing Residence at Lot 122 Loftus Street Eugowra, Dwg No. 1 to 5, dated 22 Jan 2015) and documentation submitted with the application and subject to the conditions below, to ensure the development is consistent with Council’s consent.  NOTE:  Any alterations to the approved development application plans must be clearly identified WITH THE APPLICATION FOR A CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE. 

 

The Principal Certifying Authority for the project may request an application for modification of this consent or a new application in the event that changes to the approved plans are subsequently made.  An application to modify the development consent under s96 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, as amended and will be subject to a separate fee.

 

 

2.    BUILDING CODE OF AUSTRALIA 2013 – AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS

 

Objective

 

To satisfy the Building Code of Australia 2013 and relevant Australian Standards.

 

Performance

 

The approved dwelling alterations and additions must meet the relevant Australian Standards and the performance requirements of the Building Code of Australia 2013. Compliance with the Performance Requirements can only be achieved by:-

 

a)      complying with the Deemed to Satisfy Provisions; or

b)      formulating an Alternative Solution which:-

 

          i)       complies with the Performance Requirements; or

          ii)      is shown to be at  least equivalent to the Deemed to Satisfy Provisions; or

          iii)     a combination of both a) and b).

 

 

3.   DEMOLITION

 

Objective

 

To ensure demolition is undertaken in a manner that limits impact on the environment.

 

Performance

 

Prior to demolition matters commencing, the applicant is to complete the following works.

a)         The erection of barricades about the lot boundary to protect the public.

b)         The reticulated water supply is to be disconnected to the satisfaction of the supply authority.

c)         Sewer drainage and capping of the sewer main junctions to the satisfaction of the Sewer Supply Authority being Cabonne Council.  An inspection in this regard to this matter is required prior to the site being vacated and a COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE being issued by the Supply Authority.

d)         The levelling of the site, so that no hollows, depressions or the like are left to accumulate water.

e)         Removal of all refuse, materials etc from the site.

f)          The erection of a suitable fence to prevent access to the site.

g)         Demolition works being carried out in accordance with Australian Standard AS 2601 – 1991 Demolition of Structure.

h)        The electricity supply is to be disconnected to the satisfaction of the Supply Authority.  The developer is to submit a COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE from the SUPPLY AUTHORITY

 

 

4.   PLUMBING AND DRAINAGE WORKS

 

Objective

 

To ensure compliance with the requirements of the relevant legislation.

 

Performance

 

All plumbing and drainage work shall be carried out by a licensed plumber and drainer to the requirements of the National Plumbing and Drainage Code AS3500.

 

5.   ROOF WATER DISPOSAL

 

Objective

 

To prevent damage to property and  prevent unhealthy or dangerous conditions.

 

Performance

 

Guttering and downpiping are to be provided and connected to approved drainage lines to convey roof water from the building to:-

 

i)          the street gutter

 

 

6.   COMPLIANCE WITH CONDITIONS OF CONSENT

 

Objective

 

To ensure the development proceeds in the manner as determined by Council.

Performance

 

All conditions of this consent are to be complied with to the standards specified prior to any occupation.

 

 

7.   NOISE

 

Objective

 

To limit the impact of noise on adjoining properties.

 

Performance

 

Building work may only be carried out on the site between the following hours:

 

7.00am and 7.00pm Monday to Friday

7.00am and 5.00pm Saturdays

8.am and 5.00pm Sundays and Public Holidays

* This includes site works and delivery of materials.

 

 

8.   IDENTIFICATION OF SITE

 

Objective

 

To clearly identify the site.

 

Performance

 

Provide a clearly visible sign to the site stating:

 

a)         Unauthorised entry is prohibited;

b)         Builders name and licence number; or owner builders permit number;

c)         Street number or lot number;

d)         Contact telephone number/after hours number;

e)         Identification of Principal Certifying Authority.

 

 

9.   CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE

 

Objective

 

To ensure all residential work is covered by insurance and is in compliance with Part 6 of the Home Building Act 1989.

 

Performance

 

A Construction Certificate will not be issued until Council receives a Certificate of Home Warranty Insurance in accordance with the requirements of the Home Building Act 1989.

 

 

10. OCCUPATION CERTIFICATE

 

Objective

 

To ensure compliance with the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979.

 

Performance

 

All buildings will require an Occupation Certificate PRIOR to occupation/use of the building

 

 


GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT ON MATTERS FOR NOTATION SUBMITTED TO THE Ordinary Council Meeting TO BE HELD ON Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Page 1

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

ITEM 1      RATES SUMMARY................................................................................ 1

ITEM 2      INVESTMENTS SUMMARY................................................................. 1

ITEM 3      BUSINESS ACTIVITY STATEMENT FOR NOVEMBER 2014...... 2

ITEM 4      BUSINESS ACTIVITY STATEMENT FOR DECEMBER 2014...... 3

ITEM 5      EUGOWRA PROMOTION & PROGRESS ASSOCIATION - FORMAL POLICY ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOUNDRAY CHANGES.......................... 4

ITEM 6      WBC ACTIVITIES UPDATE REPORT............................................... 5

ITEM 7      RESOLUTIONS REGISTER - INFOCOUNCIL - ACTIONS REPORTING    6

ITEM 8      CENTRAL WEST LIBRARIES STATISTICS.................................... 7

ITEM 9      HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE UPDATE..................................... 8

ITEM 10    AGE OF FISHES MUSEUM QUARTERLY ACTIVITIES REPORT 8

ITEM 11    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES REPORT.................. 12

ITEM 12    AUSTRALIA DAY 2015 SUMMARY................................................ 19

ITEM 13    MEDIA RELEASES............................................................................. 20

ITEM 14    MEDIA ACTIVITIES............................................................................. 23

ITEM 15    ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SERVICES UPDATE REPORT   24

ITEM 16    NANGAR ROAD UPGRADES.......................................................... 25

ITEM 17    CANOWINDRA SKATE PARK MAINTENANCE AND UPGRADES   26

ITEM 18    STREET SWEEPING - TENANT S30 ROAD SWEEPER............ 27

ITEM 19    MOLONG RAILWAY STATION PROGRESS UPDATE............... 29

ITEM 20    BINS AND SEAT AUDIT.................................................................... 32

ITEM 21    PROGRESS REPORT SUSTAINABLE COLLECTIONS PROGRAM 2014-15    33

ITEM 22    HERITAGE ADVISOR'S REPORT - DECEMBER 2014............... 34

ITEM 23    MINUTES OF THE CADIA VALLEY OPERATIONS COMMUNITY CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING..................................................................... 35

ITEM 24    DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS APPROVED DURING DECEMBER 2014 AND JANUARY 2015................................................................................... 35

ITEM 25    DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED DURING DECEMBER 2014 AND JANUARY 2015................................................................................... 37

ITEM 26    BURIAL STATISTICS......................................................................... 39  

 

ANNEXURE ITEMS

 

ANNEXURE 1.1    Rates graph January 2015....................................... 41

ANNEXURE 2.1    Investment Report December 2014..................... 42

ANNEXURE 2.2    Investment Report January 2015......................... 44

ANNEXURE 6.1    WBC Report to Council February 2015............ 46

ANNEXURE 7.1    Council................................................................................ 49

ANNEXURE 7.2    ED and T ............................................................................... 99

ANNEXURE 7.3    Enviro ................................................................................ 101

ANNEXURE 7.4    Works................................................................................. 102

ANNEXURE 7.5    Australia Day ............................................................... 103

ANNEXURE 15.1  ETS Report update - February 2015................. 105

ANNEXURE 22.1  Heritage Advisor's Report - December 2014 127

ANNEXURE 23.1  August 2014 minutes.................................................. 148

ANNEXURE 23.2  November 2014 minutes............................................ 167 

 


 

 

ITEM 1 - RATES SUMMARY

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Information provided in relation to Council's Rates collections.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.4.a - Level of rate of collection

Annexures

1.  Rates graph January 2015    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT\FINANCIAL REPORTING\FINANCIAL REPORTS TO COUNCIL - 620669

 

Finance Manager's REPORT

 

Rate Collection Summary to 30 January 2015 is attached for Council’s information.  The percentage collected is 58.33%, which is slightly down when compared to previous years.

 

Debt recovery is not heavily pursued in the lead up to Christmas which may affect the collection percentage, but recommences again in the new year.

 

 

ITEM 2 - INVESTMENTS SUMMARY

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Information provided in relation to Council's Investment Schedule.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.4.b - Maximise secure income through investments

Annexures

1.  Investment Report December 2014

2.  Investment Report January 2015    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT\FINANCIAL REPORTING\FINANCIAL REPORTS TO COUNCIL - 621500

 

Senior Accounting Officer REPORT

 

Council’s investments as at 31 January 2015 stand at a total of $37,394,599. This has slightly decreased from the previous month due to a static cashflow position and minimal investment maturities over the January period.

 

Council’s average interest rate for the month was 3.46%, has remained steady from last month. The Reserve Bank’s official cash rate remained steady at 2.5% for the month of January. However, Council’s average rate is higher than Council’s benchmark rate of the 30 Day Bank Bill Swap Rate of 2.47%.

 

Council’s investments are held with multiple Australian Financial Institutions with varying credit ratings according to Council’s Investment Policy. The annexure attached to this report shows a break up of each individual institution that Council invests with and its “Standard and Poors” Credit Rating.

 

The Schedule of Investments for December 2014 and January 2015 is attached for Council’s information.

 

ITEM 3 - BUSINESS ACTIVITY STATEMENT FOR NOVEMBER 2014

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To advise of Council's obligations with regard to GST reporting for the month ended 30 November 2014

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.4.b. Maximise secure income through investments

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT\TAX\GST - 609610

 

FINANCE MANAGER'S REPORT

 

Council’s Business Activity Statement for the month of November 2014 was completed and submitted to the Australian Taxation Office on 15 December 2014. This was prior to the statutory deadline of 21 December 2014.

 

The November Business Activity Statement resulted in a refund to Council of $64,782.

 

The major factors are as follows:

 

Total Income

 

·    2014/2015 Weeds Action Grant Funding for Macquarie Invasive Species Project $110,776

·    FAGS (Federal Assistance Grants) 14-15 $1,121,280

·    Roads & Maritime Services $2,635,255

·    Pickles Auctions – Sale of Plant $44,693

·    Library Council of NSW $48,946

·    Office of Local Government $53,254

 

GST Free Income

 

·    FAGS (Federal Assistance Grants) 14-15 $1,121,280

·    DEEWR (Dept of Education and Workplace Relations) $39,403

·    Roads & Maritime Services $1,442,6278

·    Library Council of NSW $48,946

 

Capital Purchases

 

·    Calvani Crushing Pty Ltd – Road Construction $73,150

·    Canobolas Holden – Supply and deliver vehicle $27,345

·    Benington Pty Ltd – Pathway Construction $69,629

·    Environment One-Australia – Supply and deliver extreme core $170,636

 

The November Business Activity Statement did not include a quarterly payment for Fringe Benefits Tax.   This amount is determined by the Australian Taxation Office, and is based on the total Fringe Benefits Tax payable for the previous Fringe Benefits Tax year, ending 31 March 2014.

 

Council did claim Diesel Fuel Rebate in the Business Activity Statement for November 2014 for the amount of $62,139.

 

ITEM 4 - BUSINESS ACTIVITY STATEMENT FOR DECEMBER 2014

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To advise of Council's obligations with regard to GST reporting for the month ended 31 December 2014

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.4.b. Maximise secure income through investments

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT\TAX\GST - 618374

 

FINANCE MANAGER'S REPORT

 

Council’s Business Activity Statement for the month of December 2014 was completed and submitted to the Australian Taxation Office on 20 January 2015. This was prior to the statutory deadline of 21 January 2015.

 

The December Business Activity Statement resulted in a refund to Council of $203,138.

 

The major factors are as follows:

 

Total Income

 

·     NSW Office of Water – Cumnock Sewerage Scheme $392,901

·     Roads & Maritime Services $150,000

·     NSW Rural Fire Service – Hazard Reduction 2014/2015 $66,709

·     Office of Local Government – Pension Rebate Claim $176,246

·     Land Sale Morley-Clarke Lot 3 Packham Drive $115,364

 

GST Free Income

 

·    Land Sale Morley-Clarke Lot 3 Packham Drive $115,364

·    DEEWR (Dept of Education and Workplace Relations) $59,532

·    Office of Local Government – Pension Rebate Claim $176,246

 

Capital Purchases

 

·    Stabilised Pavements of Aust PL – Hire of Pulvi & Spreader $51,183

·    Canobolas Holden – Supply and deliver vehicles $97,885

·    Telstra Corporation Ltd – Cudal replacement phone system $27,032

·    Calvani Crushing Pty Ltd – Crushing and Winning $217,735

 

 

 

The December Business Activity Statement did include a quarterly payment for Fringe Benefits Tax of $21,687.   This amount is determined by the Australian Taxation Office, and is based on the total Fringe Benefits Tax payable for the previous Fringe Benefits Tax year, ending 31 March 2014.

 

Council did not claim Diesel Fuel Rebate in the Business Activity Statement for December 2014.

 

ITEM 5 - EUGOWRA PROMOTION & PROGRESS ASSOCIATION - FORMAL POLICY ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOUNDRAY CHANGES

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To advise council of advice received by the Eugowra Promotion & Progress Association.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.1.c. Provide appropriate mechanisms for democracy and participation for Cabonne residents

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\AMALGAMATIONS\EUGOWRA AREA BOUNDARY PROPOSAL - 620192

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

Council has received advice from the Eugowra Promotion & Progress Association of a recently adopted formal policy regarding Local Government Boundary Changes.

 

The adopted policy is as follows:

 

“Should local government boundary changes affecting Cabonne Council or the Eugowra area be proposed, EPPA will seek to be represented at any resultant boundary enquiry and/or make submissions to the NSW Government pointing out that the interests of Eugowra and district lie to the west (Forbes Shire or future affiliates) rather than to the east (Orange City), and attempt to ensure local representation on any future Council body serving the area, for the following reasons:

 

(a)     there is a “community of interest” between Forbes and Eugowra dating       back to the gold rush era of the 19th century, with many Eugowra        residents utilizing the Forbes shopping and commercial centre, including      the new livestock selling facilities, and secondary school students           attending Forbes schools;

(b)     both areas lie within the Lachlan River valley creating a commonality of      interest in primary production and approaches to flood mitigation and      town planning issues;

(c)     the fact that Forbes is only 36 kilometres from Eugowra, making it closer    than any town in the existing Cabonne Council area with the exception of Canowindra; and

(d)     the fact that approximately 50% of the Eugowra district is already        situated within Forbes Shire, which thus has responsibility for provision         of services to it.”

 

ITEM 6 - WBC ACTIVITIES UPDATE REPORT

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To provide Council with an update on WBC activities for the preceding month.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.4.c. Ensure long term viability of Wellington/Blayney/Cabonne (WBC) Strategic Alliance

Annexures

1.  WBC Report to Council February 2015    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNMENT RELATIONS\LOCAL AND REGIONAL LIAISON\WBC - 621359

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

An update report on the activities undertaken by the WBC Executive Manager has been provided as an annexure for Councillors’ information.

 

Following is a list of current activities included in the report. For a comprehensive progress report on activities please refer to the annexure.

 

·    Fit for the Future –

o Blayney Councillor / Staff Workshops

o Cabonne Councillor Workshop

·    Alliance Experience and Achievements presentation at LG NSW “Regional Collaboration – What Works?” workshop

·    Asset Management Software

 

 

 

ITEM 7 - RESOLUTIONS REGISTER - INFOCOUNCIL - ACTIONS REPORTING

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To provide Council with a report on progress made in actioning its resolutions up to last month's Council and Committees meetings.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.1.a. Provide quality administrative support and governance to Councillors and Residents

Annexures

1.  Council

2.  ED and T  

3.  Enviro  

4.  Works

5.  Australia Day     

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\RESOLUTION REGISTER - 621526

 

Administration Manager's REPORT

 

InfoCouncil generated reports are provided including actions up to the previous month’s meetings Resolutions.  These are annexed sorted by the meeting at which they were resolved i.e. Council.  Reports will include recently abolished committees until all resolutions are completed. 

 

Progress comments are provided until the final action comment which will also show “COMPLETE”: that Item will then be removed from the Register once resolved by Council.

 

Councillors should raise any issues directly with Directors as per the Mayor’s request.

 

 

 

ITEM 8 - CENTRAL WEST LIBRARIES STATISTICS

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To keep Council informed of usage of the libraries

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

3.3.2.a. Review level of usage of libraries

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\COMMUNITY SERVICES\LIBRARY AND PUBLIC INFORMATION ACCESS\CENTRAL WEST LIBRARIES - 619966

 

Administration Officer's REPORT

 

Every year Council is provided with updated information for the libraries in the Cabonne region.

 

Currently Central West Libraries are providing services consistent with the Joint Agreement with Cabonne Council and library services are conducted as below:

 

Location

Days

Hours

Canowindra

(16 hours)

Tuesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

2pm to 5pm

11am to 1pm then 2pm to 5pm

10am to 1pm then 2pm to 5pm

10am to 2pm

Manildra

(12 hours)

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

10am to 2pm

10am to 2pm

10am to 2pm

Molong

(15 hours)

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

11am to 1pm then 2pm to 5pm

11am to 1pm then 2pm to 5pm

11am to 1pm then 2pm to 5pm

 

The memberships and loans from the three Cabonne Libraries from 1 April 2014* to date are as follows:

 

*- This period has been provided as the last report to Council in March 2014 provided equivalent statistics up to the 31 March 2015.

 

 

Circulation (Loans)

Membership

Canowindra

                      5,651

                    838

Manildra

                      1,878

                    157

Molong

                    13,623

                    876

Total

21,152

                 1,871

 

 

ITEM 9 - HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE UPDATE

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Council's HACC service has been advised of various changes to its future operation.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

3.2.2.b. Provide HACC services within Cabonne

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\COMMUNITY SERVICES\GRANTS AND FUNDING\HACC NEIGHBOUR AID and FOOD SERVICES HACC - DEPARTMENT AGEING and DISABILITY - 623670

 

Community Services Manager's REPORT

 

In mid December the Cabonne HACC Service was advised by the Department of Social Services (DSS) that the current funding agreements, which are due to expire 30 June 2015, will be extended to 31 October 2015.

 

During this period DSS will be in contact with services to negotiate agreements for 1 November 2015 to 30 June 2017.

 

The new Commonwealth Home Support Program will be taking over HACC from 1 July 2015. As part of this service, My Aged Care has created a national call centre to take calls directly from potential clients and refer them on to service providers. This will mean clients will no longer be contacting HACC directly to obtain services in the first instance but will be going through My Aged Care who will determine their eligibility.

 

My Aged Care services will include:

 

·    A nationally consistent screening and assessment process

·    Developing care plan and nutritional assessment for clients

·    A central client record to allow information to be shared with all services

·    Electronic referrals via My Aged Care online portal

·    Service providers being able to self-manage data

·    A national fees policy for client contributions

 

 

ITEM 10 - AGE OF FISHES MUSEUM QUARTERLY ACTIVITIES REPORT

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To provide Council an activities report from the quarter ending 31 December 2014 for the Age of Fishes Museum in Canowindra.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Age of Fishes Museum is assigned an annual budget

IPR Linkage

2.2.1.a. Promote strategies listed in the Tourism Plan

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\RECREATION AND CULTURAL SERVICES\MUSEUM AND GALLERIES MANAGEMENT\CANOWINDRA AGE OF FISHES MUSEUM - 623377

 

Economic Development Manager's REPORT

 

Age of Fishes Museum Manager, Warren Keedle has compiled the following activity report for the period of 1 October to 31 December 2014.

 

1)   That a level of volunteers is attained and maintained sufficient to operate the Centre on a 7 day per week basis, without reliance on the manager’s presence. 

Volunteer numbers at the time of the resolution were 30.  Volunteer numbers over the last Quarter have been:

Month

Number of Volunteers

Value of Contribution

TOTAL $ Value of Volunteers

October

28

526.15 hrs @ $22/hr

$11,575.30

November

28

514.55 hrs @ $22/hr

$11,320.10

December

28

459.10 hrs @ $22/hr

$10,100.20

 

The Manager has worked for 0 days in this quarter without volunteer support.

 

SNAPSHOT: Age of Fishes Museum has maintained strong voluntary support in the last 3 months.

 

2)   That visitor numbers are maintained and grow at a rate consistent with the regional Tourism average. (Visitor numbers to Regional average)

Central NSW received over 1.8 million domestic overnight visitors – down by 5.2% as of YE December 12. (last available report from Destination NSW).  Visitors spent nearly 5.1 million nights in the region - down by 4.7% on YE June 13.  Source:  National Visitor Survey (NVS), YE December 13, Tourism Research Australia (TRA).

 

“Visiting Friends and Relatives” was the largest purpose for visitors to the region and declined by 10.9%, followed by “Holiday and Leisure” which decreased by 17.5% and “Business” which grew by 42.8%.

 

“Visiting Friends and Relatives” (36.3%) was the largest purpose in terms of nights in the region, “Holiday and Leisure” (36.3%) followed by and “Business” (19.6%). 

 

The travel mindsets to Central Tourism are as follows:

 

Category

Explanation

Percentage

True Travellers

Want depth of experience

32%

Wanderers

Take time to explore and discover

28%

Compatriots

Mostly families

18%

Pampadours

Want luxury

8%

Peer Group Travellers

Seeking a fun experience with friends

8%

 

Please note that the following figures for 2014 include walk-in visitor information (VIC) requests.

 

Visitor Numbers

Same Period Last Year – Visitor Numbers

October 2014

835

October 2013

894

November 2014

489

November 2013

556

December 2014

473

December 2013

418

TOTAL

1,797

TOTAL

1,868

Take Away Fish Trailer

37,800

Data not available

TOTAL

39,597

TOTAL

1,868

 

SNAPSHOT:

 

a.   Visitation to Central NSW has decreased by 5.2% since December 2012.

b.   Visiting friends and family remains the top purpose for visitors to the region at 36.3%.

c.   Visitation to AOF declined with a total of 1,797 visitors or tourism related inquiries received. This is a 3.9% decrease from the same period of last year.  However the implementation of the “Take Away Fish Trailer” educational program saw 37,800 participants.

d.   October 2014 was the busiest month with 835 visits. This involved hosting large groups and bus bookings.

 

3)   That ongoing sponsorship is provided by businesses to the VIC/AOFM.  (Sponsorship)

The Age of Fishes Museum has 20 Business Members and 30 Association Members.  A total of 50 eligible votes.

Three grant applications have been successful and 1 grant application is unsuccessful.  They are:

a.   $10,000 (SUCCESSFUL) for the extension of the outdoor deck to improve traffic flow.    Development Application is being lodged.

b.   $8,500 (SUCCESSFUL) for Canowindra Story Exhibit.

c.   $1,000.00 (SUCCESSFUL) for the upgrade of the outdoor play area

d.   $3,000 (UNSUCCESSFUL) Arts Out West CASP grant for January art exhibition.

 

4)   That Shop spending is maintained and grows at least consistent with CPI. 

Over the last quarter Visitor Spending has been:

Month

Shop Spend

Visitor Spend

Same Period Last Year Shop Spend

Same Period Last Year Visitor Spend

October 2014

$10,951.24

$12.49

$10,683.70

$10.25

November 2014

$5,729.63

$11.47

$4,885.26

$9.82

December 2014

$7,673.53

$16.10

$6,961.91

$10.05

TOTAL

$24,354.40

$13.35

$22,530.87

$10.04

 

When compared to pervious quarters, the results are:

 

Current Shop Spend

Previous Qtr 2014

Previous Qtr 2014

October 2014

$10,951.24

July 2014

$10,958.17

April 2014

$14,979.58

November 2014

$5,729.63

Aug 2014

$6,554.55

May 2014

$9,936.37

December 2014

$7,673.53

Sept 2014

$10,224.56

June 2014

$7,324.86

TOTAL $24,354.40

TOTAL $27,737.28

TOTAL $32,240.81

 

SNAPSHOT:

 

a.   Shop spending from October to December 2014 was $24,354.40.

b.   This is an increase when compared to the same period as last year by $1,823.53.

c.   Total shop spend from January to September 2014 is $91,806.65.

 

5)   That a Quarterly report be submitted to Council updating performance against performance measures and agreed milestones. 

 

The quarterly reports have been submitted to Cabonne Council at the end of each quarterly period.

 

 

ITEM 11 - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES REPORT

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

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

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

2.1.1.a. Develop a current Economic Development Plan for Cabonne

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT\REPORTING\COUNCIL REPORTS - 621187

 

Economic Development Manager's REPORT

 

Activities undertaken by the staff in the following positions of Economic Development Manager, Promotions & Tourism Officer and Community Engagement & Grants Officer are listed here:

 

Projects and Programs

Small Towns Development Group

EDS Objective 9.5

 

The Small Towns Development Group met 10 February 2015. The minutes of the meeting are being compiled at the time of writing this report.

 

The next meeting is scheduled to be held 7 April 2015.

 

Cabonne Daroo Business Awards

EDS Objective 11.2

 

The Daroo Committee met for the first time this year on 10 February 2015 to begin organisation of the 2015 event.

 

The 2015 Cabonne Daroo Business Awards are set to be held in Cudal. The Community Engagement and Grants Officer has commenced consultation with the community of Cudal to engage a local organisation to act as the Host Group.  The next meeting is scheduled to be held 10 March 2015 in Cudal.

 

Canberra Food & Wine Expo 20 -22 February 2015

TP Action: 1.1.3, 5.2.5

 

The Canberra Food and Wine Expo is to be held from 20 to 22 February 2015, is a regional promotion co-ordinated by Taste Orange. Cabonne and Bathurst Council’s Tourism Officers will be manning a visitor information stand for the regional approach. The Expo will provide a great opportunity to collaboratively promote the Central Ranges region, including food, wine, events and attractions to potential visitors.

 

NBN Roll Out

EDS Objective 9.1

 

The EDM and GM met with Tony Gibbs (Fixed Wireless Community Relations Advisor) from NBN Co.  An announcement regarding the rollout of NBN services in Molong village was discussed. Mr Gibbs will be attending the Central NSW ED Forum on 17 February 2015.

 

Cabonne Country Tourism Advisory Committee

TP Action 1.1.1, 1.2.1

 

Expressions of Interest to be a member of the Cabonne Country Tourism Advisory Committee are now open.  Advertisements have been placed for these positions in all Cabonne local newspapers/ newsletters and the Central Western Daily.  The closing date to submit an Expression of Interest is 7 March 2015.

 

Village Destination Guide

TP Action 2.1.1

                     

Cabonne Council PTO continues to progress the development of a Village Destination Guide with Blayney and Orange Councils. The Guide will accompany and compliment the recently published Orange Regional Destination Guide published in 2014.

 

Cabonne Council is covering 10 villages, Blayney Council 7 villages and Orange 2 villages. In partnership, all Councils involved have appointed VAADA for the graphic design and co-ordination of the printing.

 

Promotions

Wine of the Month

TP Action 3.1.2

 

There was no Wine of the Month coordinated for January 2015.

February Wine of the Month is Moody’s Cocky Rosé 2013

Moody’s Cocky Rosé is a Bronze Label wine made by wine maker Chris Derrez. The wine is light and fruity, neither too sweet or too dry. Cocky Rosé is great for summer lunches, to compliment salads, barbeques and seafood.

 

Moody’s Wines is a small vineyard that producers, Shiraz, Sauvigon Blanc and Rosé. Both the 2014 Shiraz and 2014 Sauvignon Blanc is available for tasting at the cellar door, along with bottles of the 2013 “Cocky Rosé” which has been selling very well.

 

What’s On In Cabonne Newsletter

TP Action 2.1.1, 3.1.2

 

The Cabonne What’s On Newsletter promoted 17 events and activities for the month of February. This month highlighted Cabonne events that are a part of the Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival and Valentine’s Day.

 

The Cabonne What’s On newsletter is distributed to regional Visitor Centres, Cabonne tourism operators, accommodation providers, schools, progress associations, community groups, regional and local media, posted on Cabonne Country’s website, Council entrance and placed on community notice boards.

 

Council Cabonne Country Website

TP Action 3.1.2, 3.4.2, 3.5.2

 

Statistics collected from the Cabonne Country website indicate the following:

 

Month

Activity

2013

2014

Difference

May

Visits

5,297

7,547

+2,250

Hits

60,107

97,692

+37,585

 

June

Visits

5,101

9,809

+4,708

Hits

45,229

110,648

+65,419

 

July

Visits

6,768

19,889

+13,121

Hits

52,442

73,814

+21,372

 

August

Visits

2,804

17,534

+14,730

Hits

79,532

104,150

+24,618

 

September

Visits

5,987

14,010

+8,023

 

Hits

74,746

90,361

+15,615

 

October

Visits

6,241

10,900

+4,659

 

Hits

81,869

69,518

-12,351

 

November

Visits

5,764

9,812

+4,048

 

Hits

70,612

103,591

+32,979

 

December

Visits

5,950

10,015

+4,065

 

Hits

69,626

96,778

+27,152

 

Total Visits

43,912

99,516

+55,604

Total Hits

534,163

746,552

+212,389

 

Month

Activity

2014

2015

Difference

January 2015

Visits

6,121

8,971

+2850

 

Hits

Not recorded

83,274

 

Total Visits

6,121

8,971

 

Total Hits

NA

83,274

 

 

Advertising / Magazines

TP Action 3.1.2

Editorial and or advertisements were placed in the following printed media:

 

a.    Discover Central NSW Magazine

b.    IMAG

c.    Cartoscope Touring Maps – layout approved

d.    Orange Food Week 2015 Program – layout approved.

e.    2015 Newell Highway Visitor Guide

f.     Central Western Daily – Australia Day

g.    Expression of interest for CCTAC Membership – advert in all Cabonne community newsletters / newspapers and the Central Western Daily.

Australia Day 2015

CSP 2025 Future Direction 4.4

 

Cabonne’s Australia Day Awards ceremony proved to be a great success across the Shire. All Cabonne villages held Australia Day ceremonies and the organising committees form each village were pleased with the successful community ceremonies overall. Cabonne Council has received positive feedback from each village. The Australia Day Ambassador Gordon Bray AM was extremely engaging with the local communities and was a great attraction at the four village ceremonies of Cudal, Manildra, Yeoval and Borenore.

 

The Ambassador’s speech was entertaining and revealed that he had researched the areas thoroughly by weaving in events and significant locals that provided his presentation with relevance and meaning.

 

There are three awards planned for each village which included Young Citizen of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Cabonne Community Group. On Australia Day there in total across the Shire there was 27 Awards presented to village citizens.

 

Grant Funding, Award & Opportunities

EDS Objectives 9.3 & 9.4

 

The Community Engagement & Grants Officer assisted 3 community groups with applications under the Round 2 of the Public Reserves Management Fund Program. Two of the applications submitted were successful:

 

·      Cargo Rugby League Football Club: to upgrade the power and install new lighting at the Cargo Recreation Ground - $124,100

·      Cudal Show Society: to line the walls of the pavilion at the Cudal Showground - $10,525

 

The CEGO submitted Council’s application under the Southern Phone Grants program. This program called for councils to submit a list of potential projects throughout their area to the total of $25,000. Council’s application was approved for the total amount. The projects submitted were:

 

·    Home and Community Care - $10,000 for the new Meals on Wheels walk-in freezer.

·    Manildra and District Improvement Association - $4,000 for a shade shelter over the train viewing platform.

·    Age of Fishes Museum - $1,000 to resurface and repaint the outdoor games board in the free public access area of the museum.

·    Eugowra Football Club - $5,000 to assist with the refurbishment of the kitchen at the Sports Ground.

·    Cumnock Swimming Pool Committee - $5,000 to install a shade shelter at the pool.

 

The CEGO assisted with three applications under the 2014/15 round of the Community Building Partnership Program. Two of these applications were successful. The projects that received funding included:

 

·      Manildra Showground Trust: for urgent repairs and maintenance of guttering and downpipes on the pavilion at the Showground - $14,475

·      Cargo Hall Committee: to purchase new furniture to complete the refurbishment of the Cargo Hall - $4,500

 

The following applications are still pending:

 

·    The AOFMM, EDM and CEGO have collaborated to submit an application under Perpetual’s 2015 IMPACT Philanthropy program. The application submitted is seeking $200,000 to assist in constructing the Devonian Fossil Slab Education and Exhibition Centre at the Age of Fishes Museum in Canowindra.   Additional funding will have to be sourced to cover the cost of the infrastructure project.

 

·    The CEGO assisted the Molong Advancement Group with an application for funding under the Royal Agricultural Society’s Community Future Grant program. This application was for $25,000 to contribute to the picket fence at the Molong Recreation Ground.

 

GrantBlast

EDS Objectives 9.3 & 9.4

 

The current three-month edition (December/January/February) of the GrantBlast newsletter and previous editions are available on the Cabonne Council and Cabonne Country websites. The next edition of the newsletter will be distributed in March.

 

Meetings

Central NSW Tourism

TP Action 5.2.2

 

Central NSW Tourism held a Tourism Managers meeting in Orange on Wednesday 28 January. Cabonne PTO attended the meeting, with the future promotions and opportunities for 2015 were expanded upon.

 

Tourism Managers are still awaiting advice from Destination NSW concerning the outcome from the recent submission for the next phase of the 2015 Unearth Central NSW Tourism campaign that aims to focus on heritage and culture. Last update stated that the submission was received positively but additional information was required for the final decision making process.

 

NPWS Tourism Master Plan Meeting

 

NPWS Tourism Master Plan was launched and discussed on the Tuesday 4 February 2015 at a meeting in Bathurst. Regional Tourism Managers were invited to attend to discuss issues that covered potential tourism partnership, shared technology, communication opportunities and identifying our strengths for future joint promotional campaigns.

 

Banjo Paterson – Australian Poetry Festival 12 -17 February 2015

 

PTO attends the Banjo Paterson –Australian Poetry Festival planning meetings. This will be the second Banjo Paterson - Australian Poetry Festival with a number of events to be held in Cabonne. The Banjo Paterson Trail brochure has been reworked and handed to a graphic designer to finalise. The Banjo Paterson Trail brochure now includes the Banjo Paterson Exhibition and Museum and the trail to Yeoval through Cumnock that also promotes the Animals on Bikes community tourist initiative.

 

Central West Economic Development Forum

EDS Objective 9.5

 

The next Central West Economic Development Forum is planned to be held on 17 February 2015.  It will be hosted by Cabonne Council and held in Molong.  The Committee meets 4 times annually.

 

Councils that attend this forum are Lithgow, Bathurst, Orange, Blayney¸ Cabonne, Wellington, Forbes, Parkes, Lachlan, Bland, Cowra, Young, Harden, Boorowa, Oberon and Weddin.  In addition representatives from Regional Development Australia, CENTROC, NSW Department of Trade and Investment, Foundation for Regional Development, Enterprise Connect and the Business Enterprise Centre also attend.

 

Events

 

Upcoming events in the Cabonne LGA are:

 

a.    Molong NSW Sheep Dog Working Championship 17 – 21 March.

b.    Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival 12 – 17 February.

c.    Canobolas Motor Cycle Club is in the planning phase for a 2 day Motocross Junior State Title Round to be held 2 & 3 May 2015 that will attract over 1,000 people to Clergate.

d.    Borenore Community Ball 28 February.

e.    Clergate Flicks in the Sticks School Fundraiser 7 March.

f.     Canowindra@home 100 Mile Dinner  7 March  (250-300 people).

g.    Cudal Twilight Market 13 March (200 participants).

h.    Orange Food Week 10 -19 April ( numerous Cabonne events ).

i.     Gulgong Heritage Harness 2015 Henry Lawson Heritage Drive (30 May – 9 June).

j.      Black Dog Ride - 1 Day Motorcycle Ride 22 March (150 -200 participants).

k.    Volcanic Challenge Mountain Run 29 March.

l.     Canowindra Balloon Challenge 12 -19 April.

 

Community Group Development

EDS Objective 9.4

 

The ED&T Team have administered the following enquires and/or met with:

 

a.    Age of Fishes Museum – ongoing support.

b.    EPPA – consultation regarding community noticeboards.

c.    MADIA – consultation regarding grant funding.

d.    Molong Rotary Club – consultation regarding grant funding.

e.    Ophir Reserve Trust – consultation regarding grant funding.

f.     Molong Advancement Group - assistance with grant information and applications; maintainance of the towns community noticeboards and location of gasometer frame.

g.    Molong Show Society – consultation regarding grant funding.

h.    HACC – consultation regarding grant funding received.

i.     Cargo Football Club – consultation regarding grant funding received.

j.      Cudal A & P Society – consultation regarding grant funding received.

k.    Eugowra Rugby League Club – assistance with grant applications.

l.     Cumnock Progress Association – assistance with grant information.

m.   Borenore CWA – assistance with grant information.

n.    Cargo Progress Association – liaison Wine sign installed

o.    Banjo Paterson Festival/ planning meetings

p.    Australia Day Council and Cabonne Committees

q.    Molong NSW Sheep Dog Workers Committee

r.     Food Week – Molong 100 Mile Dinner

s.    Gold Trails Committee

t.     Cumnock Progress Association

u.    Manildra Men’s Shed Group – assistance with location of shed on crown land.

v.    Canowindra 100 Mile Dinner – event management assistanance.

w.   Canowindra Balloon Challenge – event management assistance.

x.    EPPA – concerns with TV tower reception.

y.    AOFM – valuation of the fossils.

 

 

 

Business Inquiries & Development

EDS Objective 10.7, 9.2

 

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

 

a.    Newell Highway Promotions Committee

b.    NBN Co

c.    Cowra Visitor Information Centre

d.    Developer sourcing land in Eugowra for provision of a new agricultural business.

e.    Taste Orange

f.     Central Western Daily

g.    Australian National Field Day Committee

h.    Central NSW Tourism

i.     Orange City Council

j.      Blayney Council

k.    Orange Wine Region

l.     Selling of the old SES depot site in Canowindra.

m.   Land valuation of old Council depot site in Canowindra and Eugowra Industrial site.

 

 

ITEM 12 - AUSTRALIA DAY 2015 SUMMARY

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To provide Council an update on Australia Day 2015 activities in Cabonne LGA.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Yes - included in the 2014/15 budget.

IPR Linkage

2.2.1.a. Promote strategies listed in the Tourism Plan

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\RECREATION AND CULTURAL SERVICES\EVENTS MANAGEMENT\AUSTRALIA DAY 2015 - 622836

 

Economic Development Manager's REPORT

 

Australia Day 2015

CSP 2025 Future Direction 4.4

 

Cabonne’s Australia Day 2015 Awards ceremony proved to be a great success across the Shire.  The ten Cabonne villages held Australia Day celebrations with their organising committees pleased with the day’s activities and overall attendance.  To date Cabonne Council has received positive feedback from each village.  The Australia Day Ambassador, Gordon Bray AM, a renowned sports commentator was warmly welcomed by the villages he visited.  He was extremely engaging with the local communities and proved to be a great attraction at the four Australia Day village ceremonies of Borenore Cudal, Manildra and Yeoval.

 

The Ambassador’s speech was entertaining and revealed that he had thoroughly researched the area by weaving notable events and significant locals heroes throughout his presentation creating relevance and attracting strong interest from the crowd.

 

There were three awards allocated for each village including Young Citizen of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Cabonne Community Group.  On Australia Day there was a total of 27 Awards presented to village citizens.

 

Letters of thanks have been forwarded to our Ambassador, Youth Ambassador Sophie Clayton and Cabonne’s Australia Day Committees whose efforts and dedication ensured that the celebrations were well organised.

 

A Woolworth’s representative attended the Borenore Australia Day awards and celebrations.

 

Special thanks to the Councillors who attended the Australia Day celebrations, as their presence is appreciated by the Cabonne communities.

 

ITEM 13 - 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.d. Provide effective communications and information systems for residents

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\COMMUNITY RELATIONS\MEDIA LIASON\MEDIA RELEASES - 2015 - 623350

 

COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA OFFICER'S REPORT

 

DATE

MEDIA RELEASE

MEDIA/PUBLICATIONS

15 December 2014

NBN services ready for connection

Prime TV, WIN TV, ABC Radio, 2EL, Radio 1089, 2PK, Central Western Daily, Molong Express, Canowindra News, Yeoval Satellite Weekly, Molong.com.au

15 December 2014

Cabonne Mayor’s Christmas message

Molong Express

6 January 2015

Sophie Clayton named Cabonne’s Youth Ambassador

ABC Radio, 2EL, Radio 1089, 2PK, Central Western Daily, Molong Express, Canowindra News, Molong.com.au

7 January 2015

Aussie breakfasts, barbecues and pool parties in Cabonne on Australia Day

ABC Radio, 2EL, Radio 1089, 2PK, Central Western Daily, Molong Express, Canowindra News, Canowindra Phoenix, Cumnock Progress Review, Molong.com.au

14 January 2015

From the Mayor’s Desk

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

14 January 2015

Building permissibility expires next week on rural existing holdings

2EL, Radio 1089, 2PK, Central Western Daily, Canowindra News, Cumnock Progress Review, Yeoval Satellite Weekly, Molong.com.au

19 January 2015

Australia Day award honours

hard working Manildra resident

 

Manildra Matters

22 January 2015

Australia Day honour for dedicated Borenore firefighter

Prime TV, WIN TV, ABC Radio, 2EL, Radio 1089, 2PK, Central Western Daily, Molong Express, Canowindra News, Yeoval Satellite Weekly, Canowindra Phoenix, Cumnock Progress Review, Molong.com.au, Cudal News

22 January 2015

Australia Day 2015 list of award winners and timetable

Prime TV, WIN TV, ABC Radio, 2EL, Radio 1089, 2PK, Central Western Daily, Molong Express, Canowindra News, Yeoval Satellite Weekly, Canowindra Phoenix, Cumnock Progress Review, Eugowra News, Molong.com.au, Cudal News

22 January 2015

Cabonne’s blueprint for the future of Local Government

Prime TV, WIN TV, ABC Radio, 2EL, Radio 1089, 2PK, Central Western Daily, Molong Express, Canowindra News, Yeoval Satellite Weekly, Cumnock Progress Review, Molong.com.au, Cudal News

23 January 2015

Work ready to start on former Molong gasworks site remediation

ABC Radio, 2EL, Radio 1089, 2PK, Central Western Daily, Molong Express, Canowindra News, Yeoval Satellite Weekly, Molong.com.au

29 January 2015

Cabonne tourism advisory committee members sought

ABC Radio, 2EL, Radio 1089, 2PK, Central Western Daily, Molong Express, Canowindra News, Yeoval Satellite Weekly, Molong.com.au, Cumnock Progress Review, Cudal News

3 February 2015

Work begins to remediate former gasworks site

ABC Radio, 2EL, Radio 1089, 2PK, Central Western Daily, Molong Express, Yeoval Satellite Weekly, Molong.com.au

3 February 2015

Molong recycling bins relocated during gasworks remediation

2EL, Radio 1089, 2PK, Central Western Daily, Molong Express, Yeoval Satellite Weekly, Molong.com.au

10 February 2015

Construction starts on NBN services for Cumnock

ABC Radio, 2EL, Radio 1089, 2PK, Central Western Daily, Molong Express, Cumnock Progress Review, Yeoval Satellite Weekly, Molong.com.au

 

 

 

ITEM 14 - MEDIA ACTIVITIES

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.d. Provide effective communications and information systems for residents

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\COMMUNITY RELATIONS\MEDIA LIASON\MEDIA RELEASES - 2015 - 623355

 

COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA OFFICER'S REPORT

 

SUBJECT

MEDIA OUTLET

Manildra in party mode

Central Western Daily

An epic mystery with a gem of a prize at Age of Fishes Museum

Canowindra News

Cabonne happy travellers join Community Transport South Coast trip

Molong Express

Local Government NSW launches its election priorities

Molong Express

Canowindra is a worthy award winner says Cabonne Mayor

Canowindra News

Caves in balance as State Govt churns report

Canowindra News

Hold up with caves report

Central Western Daily

Volcanic Challenge run onwards, upwards

Central Western Daily

Groups share in Southern Phones grants

Central Western Daily, Molong Express

Profile on Age of Fishes Museum Manager

Canowindra Phoenix

Celebrate Australia Day with the Voice of Rugby

Central Western Daily

Region holds special place in Bray’s heart

Central Western Daily

Garry’s given 64 years to fire brigade

Central Western Daily

What’s on in Cabonne on Australia Day

Central Western Daily

Men’s shed the big winner at Cargo

Central Western Daily

Australia Day in Cabonne in pictures

Central Western Daily

Just a short drive to Wellington

Canowindra Phoenix

Community bank project draws to regretful close

Canowindra Phoenix

Cabonne alliance to avoid a merger

Central Western Daily

Cabonne proposal meets mixed reception

Central Western Daily

Merger plan get on board – Cabonne, Blayney asked for support

Central western Daily

Amalgamation on Orange agenda

Central Western Daily

Blayney mayor hoped for formal discussion

Central Western Daily

Councils would benefit from joint services: Cabonne

Central Western Daily

Orange seeks merger options

Molong Express

No need to amalgamate says Orange councillor

Central Western Daily

No support for forced mergers

Central Western Daily

Yeoval sewer claims to be forwarded to minister, ombudsman

Yeoval Satellite Weekly

Additional cost of Yeoval sewerage a concern

Wellington Times

Yeoval sewerage costs questioned

Wellington Times

Droughtproof – pipelines to secure region’s water supply

Central Western Daily

Cranky Rock preferred site for proposed day

Central Western Daily

Belubula River landholder: Make a dam decision

Canowindra News

Pipelines to connect Macquarie and Lachlan catchments

Canowindra News

Dam focus shifts from Needles Gap to Cranky Rock

Canowindra News

Agriculture Minister to quiz Office of Water over proposed dam site

ABC Radio

CMO’s weekly radio interviews

2EL, 2PK

 

 

 

ITEM 15 - ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SERVICES UPDATE REPORT

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To update council of works progress in the Engineering and Technical Services Department.

Policy Implications