Ordinary Meeting Minutes

Held on Wednesday, 12 February 2014

at Council Chambers, Bega commencing at 2.00 pm

 


Present

Cr Bill Taylor, Mayor

Cr Russell Fitzpatrick, Deputy Mayor

Cr Tony Allen

Cr Michael Britten

Cr Keith Hughes

Cr Ann Mawhinney

Cr Liz Seckold

Cr Sharon Tapscott

In Attendance

General Manager, Ms Leanne Barnes

Group Manager Infrastructure, Waste and Water, Mr Wayne Sartori

Group Manager Planning and Environment, Mr Andrew Woodley

Acting Group Manager Community and Relationships, Mr Simon Schweitzer

Business and Technology Manager, Mr Lucas Scarpin

Workforce and Administration, Manager
Ms Nina Churchward

Minute Secretary Tamara Whiting

 

Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners of Bega Valley Shire

I would like to commence by acknowledging, on behalf of Bega Valley Shire Council, the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of the shire – the people of Yuin and Monaro nations and show our respect to elders past and present.

 

1.

Confirmation of Minutes

18/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Tapscott and Mawhinney

That the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 22 January 2014 as circulated, be taken as read and confirmed.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

ABSENT:             Cr McBain

 

 

2.

Apologies

 

That an apology for Cr McBain be noted.

 

3.         Declarations

Pecuniary Interest

Cr Tapscott declared a pecuniary interest in Sustainability Item 8.2 Demolition of existing building and construction of new supermarket, liquor store, speciality retail tenancy and associated signage on the basis that she is a business owner in the same location. A signed declaration form was tabled by Cr Tapscott for inclusion in the Register.

Cr Tapscott will depart the meeting room and not take part in debate or voting.

4.         Deputations (by prior arrangement)

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Seckold and Tapscott

That Standing Orders be suspended to allow the following persons to address Council and to respond to questions from Councillors:

Regarding Sustainability Report 8.2 Demolition of existing building and construction of new supermarket, liquor store, speciality retail tenancy and associated signage

·         Mr Peter Whiter

 

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Tapscott and Mawhinney

That Mr Whiter be granted an extension of two minutes to complete his address.

In favour:   Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:       Nil

Absent:        Cr McBain

 

Regarding Sustainability Report 8.3 Construction of an Educational Establishment – Primary School

 

·        Mr Jon Theobald

·        Mr Charles High

·        Ms Loretta Chapple

 

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Seckold and Mawhinney

That Ms Chapple be granted an extension of two minutes to complete her address.

In favour:   Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:       Nil

ABSENT:        Cr McBain

 

·        Ms Morgan Chapple

·        Ms Paula Teale

·        Mr Brian Lamb

·        Mr Michael Lyons

 

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Britten and Tapscott

That Mr Lyons be granted an extension of two minutes to complete his address.

In favour:   Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:       Nil

ABSENT:        Cr McBain

 

Regarding Accessibility Report 11.1 Management Model for Merimbula Airport  

·         Mr Rex Koerbin

The Mayor thanked the speakers for their address.

In favour:   Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:       Nil

ABSENT:        Cr McBain

 

5.         Petitions

Cr Fitzpatrick tabled a further petition regarding Eden Community Supermarket containing 132 additional signatures from the Eden community regarding their objection to another supermarket in Eden.  The petition has been provided to the Group Manager Planning and Environment.

 

6.         Mayoral Minutes

There were no Mayoral minutes

 

7.

Adjournment into Standing Committees

19/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Tapscott and Seckold

That the Ordinary meeting of the Council be adjourned for the purpose of dealing with staff reports to Standing Committees.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

ABSENT:             Cr McBain

2.52 pm      The Ordinary meeting adjourned and formed in the committee.

 

8.         Staff Reports – Planning and Environment (Sustainability)

In accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, Councillor Britten assumed the chair for this section of the agenda.

 

8.1

Request for zoning of Lots 33 and 34 DP 243029 Tura Beach Drive, Tura Beach to a B5 Business Development Zone

 

Crs Fitzpatrick and Allen moved a motion

That the area be zoned a B5 Business Development Zone

In favour:        Crs Tapscott, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Crs Taylor, Hughes, Seckold and Mawhinney

absent :            Cr McBain

The motion was CARRIED on the casting vote of Cr Britten

Cr Hughes foreshadowed a motion

That the area be zoned R5 Large Lot Residential

20/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Fitzpatrick and Allen

That the area be zoned B5 Business Development Zone.

In favour:        Crs Tapscott, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Crs Taylor, Hughes, Seckold and Mawhinney

absent:             Cr McBain

The motion was CARRIED on the casting vote of Cr Britten

 

 

8.2

Demolition of existing building and construction of new supermarket, liquor store, speciality retail tenancy and associated signage

 

 

Crs Fitzpatrick and Allen moved a motion for refusal

1.             That Development Application No. 2013.199 being for the demolition of existing building and construction of a new supermarket, Liquor store, speciality retail tenancy and associated signage at Lot 14 DP 250841 (142-144) Imlay Street, Eden be refused for the following reasons.

a.     The proposed development would be contrary to clause 23 (2)(b) of the Bega Valley Local Environment Plan 2002 as demolition of the existing building would result in a significant change to the existing and historic character of the Eden urban area. 

b.     The proposed development would be contrary to clause 65 (1)(a)(vi) and clause 28 (2(f) of the Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2002 ansd the provisions of councils adopted development control plan 40-Port of Eden Town Centre May 2007 as it involves the demolition of the existing building which has a significant historical value within the street scape and to the greater Port of Eden.

c.      The proposed development would be contrary to the requirements of councils adopted development control plan No 7-Off street parking July 2007 in that insufficient onsite parking is to be provided to cater for the requirements of the development.

d.     That the impact of the proposed development will be detrimental to the viability of other businesses in the locality and the retail centre.

 

2.      That those persons who made a submission be advised of Council’s decision.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:             Crs McBain and Tapscott

21/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Fitzpatrick and Allen

Cr Tapscott departed the meeting room, taking no part in debate or voting on this item

1.               That Development Application No. 2013.199 being for the demolition of                               existing building and construction of a new supermarket, Liquor store,                       speciality retail tenancy and associated signage at Lot 14 DP 250841 (142-                                 144) Imlay Street, Eden be refused for the following reasons.

a.    The proposed development would be contrary to clause 23 (2)(b) of the Bega Valley Local Environment Plan 2002 as demolition of the existing building would result in a significant change to the existing and historic character of the Eden urban area. 

b.    The proposed development would be contrary to clause 65 (1)(a)(vi) and clause 28 (2(f) of the Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2002 and the provisions of councils adopted development control plan 40-Port of Eden Town Centre May 2007 as it involves the demolition of the existing building which has a significant historical value within the street scape and to the greater Port of Eden.

c.    The proposed development would be contrary to the requirements of councils adopted development control plan No 7-Off street parking July 2007 in that insufficient onsite parking is to be provided to cater for the requirements of the development.

d.    That the impact of the proposed development will be detrimental to the viability of other businesses in the locality and the retail centre

 

2.      That those persons who made a submission be advised of Council’s decision.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:             Crs McBain and Tapscott

Cr Tapscott returned to the meeting room.

 

 

8.3

Construction of an educational establishment - primary school

 

Crs Fitzpatrick and Allen moved a motion

That Council note that following an address to Council, this item be deferred in keeping with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Cr Hughes

Absent:             Cr McBain

22/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Fitzpatrick and Allen

That Council note that following an address to Council, this item be deferred in keeping with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Cr Hughes

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

 

 

9.         Staff Reports – Community and Relationships (Liveability)

In accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, Councillor Seckold assumed the chair for this section of the agenda.

 

9.1

Seniors Week Grant Applications 2014

 

Crs Hughes and Allen moved a motion

That the following 2014 Seniors Week grant applications be approved:

·        U3A Sapphire Coast ($500)

·        Bega Senior Citizens Club ($500)

·        Eden Community Access Centre ($500)

·        Eden Men’s Shed ($300)

·        Twofold Aboriginal Corporation – Fishing for the Future ($500)

·        Bega Valley Genealogy Society – Family History explained ($500)

·        Eden Killer Whale Museum – Bus Tour ($500)

 

Crs Britten and Fitzpatrick moved an amendment

That Bega Valley Traditional Archers Inc. – An Introduction to Traditional Archery application for $500 also be approved.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Cr Hughes

Absent:             Cr McBain

23/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Britten and Fitzpatrick

That the following 2014 Seniors Week grant applications be approved:

·        U3A Sapphire Coast ($500)

·        Bega Senior Citizens Club ($500)

·        Eden Community Access Centre ($500)

·        Eden Men’s Shed ($300)

·        Twofold Aboriginal Corporation – Fishing for the Future ($500)

·        Bega Valley Genealogy Society – Family History explained ($500)

·        Eden Killer Whale Museum – Bus Tour ($500)

·        Bega Valley Traditional Archers Inc. – Introduction to Traditional Archery ($500)

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Cr Hughes

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

 

9.2

Youth Week Grants 2014

 

Crs Hughes and Allen moved a motion

That the following 2014 Youth Week grant applications be approved:

·        Spiral Gallery – “Youth Week Exhibition” ($1000)

·        Auswide Projects / Links to Learning – “Youth Pop up Shop Exhibition” ($1000)

·        South Coast Skate Club – Skate Comp ($1000)

·        Women’s Resource Centre  - Painted Stories ($1000)

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

Crs Britten and Fitzpatrick foreshadowed a motion

That Bega Valley Traditional Archers Inc. - An Introduction to Traditional Archers application for $1000 also be approved.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Crs Hughes and Tapscott

Absent:             Cr McBain

24/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Britten and Fitzpatrick

That the following 2014 Youth Week grant applications be approved:

·        Spiral Gallery – “Youth Week Exhibition” ($1000)

·        Auswide Projects/ Links to Learning – “Youth Pop up Shop Exhibition” ($1000)

·        South Coast Skate Club – Skate Comp ($1000)

·        Women’s Resource Centre  - Painted Stories ($1000)

·        Bega Valley Traditional Archers Inc. – “Introduction to Traditional Archers” ($1000)

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Crs Hughes and Tapscott

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

 

9.3

The Far South Coast and the Great War Project - request for funding from Bega Valley Historical Society

 

 

Crs Britten and Mawhinney moved a motion

That the Far South Coast and Great War Project from the Bega Valley Historical Society be funded to an amount of $5,000 in the 2014/15 Community Support Program conditional upon their receipt of matched funding.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:             Cr McBain

25/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Britten and Mawhinney

That the Far South Coast and Great War Project from the Bega Valley Historical Society be funded to an amount of $5,000 in the 2014/15 community support program conditional upon their receipt of matched funding.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:            Cr McBain

 

3.34 pm The Chairperson called for a brief adjournment, reconvening at 3.43 pm

10.       Staff Reports – Economic (Enterprising)

In accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, Cr Taylor assumed the Chair in Cr McBain’s absence for this section of the agenda.

 

10.1

Classification of land acquired by Council at Millingandi

26/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Tapscott and Allen

That Council give public notice of its intention to classify Lot 100 DP1192435 as
Operational Land once acquired.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

 

10.2

Business Growth Plan

27/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Tapscott and Mawhinney

That Council advertise the draft Business Growth Action plan for comment.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

 

10.3

Proposed disposal of Council land at Flora Street, Eden

28/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Seckold and Tapscott

1.         That Council seek expressions of interest for the disposal of the land.

2.         That should proposals for disposal or sale be received, they be reported to Council.

3.         That the Mayor and/or General Manager be authorised to execute the necessary documents.

4.         That the adjoining neighbours be notified

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

 

10.4

Establishment of a Business Growth Advisory Committee under Section 355 of the Local Government Act 1993

29/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Mawhinney and Tapscott

1.      That the Business Growth Advisory Committee be created under Section 355 of
         the Local Government Act 1993 with the agreed roles and responsibilities as          reported under the attached Committee Terms of Reference and Committee          guidelines and pursuant to Section 377 of the Local Government Act 1993.

2.      That Council undertake a public Expressions of Interest process to call for          nominations from the community for the Section 355 Business Growth Advisory          Committee.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

 

11.       Staff Reports – Infrastructure Waste and Water (Accessibility)

In accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, Councillor Fitzpatrick assumed the chair for this section of the agenda.

 

11.1

Management Models for Merimbula Airport

 

Crs Allen and Britten moved a motion

That Council note that following an address to Council, this item be deferred in keeping with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

Crs Britten and Taylor moved a further motion

1.     That the Council note the report and receive a further report on the direct Management model outlining the likely potential income and operational expenses and resources for Council.

 

2.     That Council further consult with the current lessee, Airport users, including but not limited to MAUG, and other operators of the airport to gain an understanding of the items that should be considered for comparing models.

 

3.     That Council negotiate with the current lease operator to extend the current lease from 30 June 2014 for up to12 months and ensure adequate provision is made for contribution to the maintenance reserve fund under Clause 8.4 of appendix A of the lease.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen and Britten

Against:            Crs Hughes and Fitzpatrick

Absent:             Cr McBain

30/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Britten and Taylor

1.          That the Council note the report and receive a further report on the direct                   Management model outlining the likely potential income and operational                     expenses and resources for Council.

 

2.         That Council further consult with the current lessee, Airport users, including but not limited to MAUG, and other operators of the airport to gain an understanding of the items that should be considered for comparing models.

 

3.          That Council negotiate with the current lease operator to extend the current      lease from 30 June 2014 for up to12 months and ensure adequate                             provision is made for contribution to the maintenance reserve fund under                   Clause 8.4 of appendix A of the lease.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen and Britten

Against:            Crs Hughes and Fitzpatrick

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

 

11.2

RFT 64/13 Construction Tender for Water and Sewer Mains Renewal/Upgrade Program 2013/14 and 2014/15

31/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Allen and Mawhinney

1.      That Council accept the tender from RD Miller Pty Ltd for the works described in Tender 64/13 for the recommended schedule of rates tender for 2013/2014 and 2014/15.

2.      That authority is delegated to the General Manager to execute all necessary documentation.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

 

11.3

Electricity Supply Contract for Small Tariff Sites

32/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Hughes and Britten

1.      That Council endorse the electrical energy supply contract for small sites.

2.      That Council endorse the action taken by officers in securing the contract.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

 

11.4

Road Closure and Sale of Land - Lot 2 DP 823209 Millingandi

33/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Allen and Tapscott

1.      That Council enter into a suitable Deed of Agreement with the owners of Acacia Ponds Village, the aim being road closure of Lot 2 DP 823209 at Millingandi and its subsequent sale to the owners of Acacia Ponds Village. That the Deed of Agreement include a suitable sunset Clause to be utilised to the benefit of Council should NSW Crown Lands fail to approve the road closure application as per valuation.

2.      That, in the interim, Council enter into a formal Licence Agreement with the owners of Acacia Ponds Village to formalise their occupation of Lot 2 DP 823209 at Millingandi until transfer of the land takes place and that any rental be based on market value.

3.      That Council consent to the lodgement of a road closure application with NSW Crown Lands for the formal closure of Lot 2 DP 823209 at Millingandi.

4.      That the Mayor and General Manager be authorised to execute the necessary documentation.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

12.       Staff Reports – Governance and Strategy (Leading Organisation)

In accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, Councillor Mawhinney assumed the chair for this section of the agenda.

 

12.1

Bermagui Seaside Fair - request for financial assistance for fireworks

 

Crs Allen and Britten moved a motion

That the Bermagui Seaside Fair be granted $5,000 to be used as they see fit for the event.

 In favour:       Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:             Cr McBain

34/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Allen and Britten

That the Bermagui Seaside Fair be granted $5,000 to be used as they see fit for the event.

 In favour:       Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:            Cr McBain

 

 

12.2

Certificate of Investments made under Section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993

35/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Allen and Britten

1.      That Council receive and note the attached report indicating Council’s Investment position.

2.      That Council note the Certificate of the Responsible Accounting Officer.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

 

12.3

Proposal from twinning program - Wabane Council, Cameroon (West Central Africa)

36/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Britten and Seckold

That Council call for community interest in establishing a twinning group with Wabane Council, Cameroon (West Central Africa)

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

 

12.4

Quarterly Budget Review Statement (QBRS) - December 2013

37/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Britten and Taylor

1.         That Council note and endorse the December 2013 Quarterly Budget Review Statement.

2.         That Council adopt the variances, in this instance being revotes from the 2012 financial year, to its operating budget as outlined in the QBRS.

3.         That Council place the QBRS for December 2013 on its website for public information.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

 

12.5

Community Strategic Plan - Half Year Review of 2013-14 Operational and Delivery Plan as of December 2013

38/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Taylor and Fitzpatrick

That Council receive and note the status update on the 2013-14 Operational Plan and subsequent progress against the 2012-17 Delivery Plan

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

 

12.6

Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) NSW Branch – State Conference

39/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Britten and Taylor

That Councillors Crs Seckold and Tapscott be authorised to represent the Council at the Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) NSW Branch – State Conference to be held in Broken Hill 20-22 March 2014, and that the necessary expenses be defrayed by the Council in keeping with its policy.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

 

12.7

Wenzhou Delegation

40/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Britten and Allen

1.   That Council resolve to sign the Agreement for Friendship and Co-operation with the People’s Republic of China Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province.

2.  That Council approve discussion of future delegations both to and from China which would be reported in detail to Council if and when the time arises.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

 

12.8

Expressions of interest for community engagement and communications reference group

41/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Taylor and Tapscott

That Council call for expressions of interest from interested members of the community to become members of the Community Engagement and Communications Reference Group.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

4.21 pm      The Ordinary Meeting was reconvened.

13.

Adoption of reports from Standing Committees

 

Crs Hughes and Seckold moved a motion

That Council excise item 8.1 in order for it to be tested with a different chair.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Seckold and Mawhinney

Against:            Crs Tapscott, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Absent:             Cr McBain

The motion was CARRIED on the casting vote of the Mayor.

Cr Britten raised a point of order and the Mayor ruled that there was no point of order.

 

Crs Hughes and Britten moved a motion

That Council excise item 8.2 due to Cr Tapscott’s declared interest in the matter

 

Crs Britten and Fitzpatrick moved a motion

That the resolution of item 8.1 of the committee be adopted by Council.

In favour:        Crs Tapscott, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Crs Taylor, Hughes, Seckold and Mawhinney

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

The motion was LOST on the casting vote of the Mayor.

 

Crs Hughes and Mawhinney moved a motion

That the motion resolved in the committee meeting regarding item 8.1, zoning of Lots 33 and 34 DP 243.029 Tura Beach Drive, Tura Beach be amended to be R5 Large Lot Residential with a 1 Hectare average lot size.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Seckold and Mawhinney

Against:            Crs Tapscott, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Absent:             Cr McBain

The motion was CARRIED on the casting vote of the Mayor

 

Cr Britten foreshadowed a motion

That regarding item 8.2 the area be zoned R3 Medium Density Residential Zone .

Cr Tapscott declared an interest in Item 8.2 and departed the meeting room taking no part in debate or voting.

Crs Britten and Fitzpatrick moved a motion

That the resolution Item 8.2 of the committee be adopted by Council.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

AbsENT:             Crs McBain and Tapscott

Cr Tapscott returned to the meeting room.

 

42/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Hughes and Mawhinney

That the motion resolved in the committee meeting regarding item 8.1, zoning of Lots 33 and 34 DP 243.029 Tura Beach Drive, Tura Beach be amended to be R5 Large Lot Residential with a 1 Hectare average lot size.

IN FAVOUR:       Crs Taylor, Hughes, Seckold and Mawhinney

AGAINST:          Crs Tapscott, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

ABSENT:            Cr McBain

The motion was CARRIED on the casting vote of the Mayor

43/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Britten and Fitzpatrick

Cr Tapscott declared an interest in Item 8.2 and departed the meeting room taking no part in debate or voting.

That the resolution Item 8.2 of the committee be adopted by Council.

IN FAVOUR:       Crs Taylor, Hughes, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

AGAINST:          Nil

ABSENT:            Crs McBain and Tapscott

Cr Tapscott returned to the meeting room.

44/14

 

 

 

 

 

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Tapscott and Seckold

That all other motions recorded in the Standing Committees, including votes for and against, be adopted in and by the Ordinary Council Meeting

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Nil

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

14.       Delegates Reports

Cr Seckold – SERAS

After watching some of the Sochi Winter Olympics it is exciting to report that 7 out of 60 scholarship winners from SERAS were represented at the games. A further report will follow next meeting.

 

Cr Tapscott – Tourism 2014

A collaborative event between Sapphire Coast Tourism, Bega Valley Shire Council and the Bega Valley Shire Business Forum is due to commence in the spring. It will be called ‘Tourism 2014’ and will be hosted by Sapphire Coast Tourism. It will be a two day event and will be carried out throughout the Shire with invitations extended to various stakeholders in the tourism industry. An draft itinerary of the two days includes, Day 1 – Keynote Speakers and Day 2 – Networking and Workshops.

It is proposed that keynote speakers will include the Hon Malcom Turnbull, Federal Minister for Communications, the Hon Andrew Robb, Federal Minister for Tourism, Dr Peter Hendy, Member for Eden Monaro and the Hon Andrew Constance, Member for Bega and Minister for Finance and Services.

Other key organisations include Carnival Cruises, Canberra Airport, Transport community groups and developers. There is potential for discussions between Carnival Cruises and Canberra Airport for connection through Eden Port.

 

15.       Rescission/alteration Motions

There were no rescission/ alteration motions.

16.       Notices of Motion

 

16.1

Kalaru Race Course - amendments to planning proposal

45/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Britten and Tapscott

That the Amendments to planning proposal for the Kalaru Race Course and its zonings be further reported to Council as soon as possible for a resolution of this deferred matter and that the further report include explanations for Councillors of all the implications that necessitate the matter being resolved.

In favour:        Crs Taylor, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:            Cr Hughes

Absent:             Cr McBain

 

17.       Urgent Business

There was no urgent business

18.       Questions On Notice

 There were no questions on notice

19.       Questions for the Next Meeting

Cr Hughes –

1.    What DA consents would be required if the existing woodchip operations south of Twofold Bay were to be configured to export magnetite ore from the Nowa Nowa region of Victoria as per recent media reports?

 

2.    How might DA consent requirements contrast if magnetite exports were to replace rather than be additional to existing woodchip operations?

 

3.    Would a significant alteration to the electric fence trigger the need for an application to modify the consent originally granted for that structure?

 

4.       Has the woodchip mill sought a modification of the consent previously granted to erect an electric fence?

 

The question was taken on notice by the Group Manager Planning and Environment.

20.       Confidential Business

There was no confidential business

21.       Adoption of reports from Closed Session

There was no closed session.

22.       Resolutions to declassify reports considered in closed session

There were no resolutions to declassify.

Closure

There being no further business, the Chairperson closed the meeting at 5:10 pm.

 

CONFIRMED ........................................................................................................

Chairperson of the meeting of the Bega Valley Shire Council held on Wednesday, 12 February 2014.