Ordinary Meeting Minutes

Held on Wednesday, 26 March 2014

at Council Chambers, Bega commencing at 2.00 pm

 


Present

Cr Bill Taylor, Mayor

Cr Russell Fitzpatrick, Deputy Mayor

Cr Tony Allen

Cr Keith Hughes

Cr Ann Mawhinney

Cr Kristy McBain

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

 

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

30/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Mawhinney and Seckold

That the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 5 March 2014 as circulated, be taken as read and confirmed.

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

Against:           Nil

Absent:            Cr Britten

 

2.

Apologies

31/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Mawhinney and McBain

That an apology from Cr Britten be accepted for his inability to attend the meeting

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

Against:           Nil

Absent:            Cr Britten.

3.        Declarations

Non-Pecuniary Interest

Cr Fitzpatrick declared a Non-Pecuniary Interest regarding Item 11.1 Pambula Sporting Complex - Funding for Indoor Multipurpose Facility, on the basis he is Chairperson of the Pambula Sporting Complex.  A signed declaration form was tabled by Cr Fitzpatrick for inclusion in the Register noting he would remain in the meeting room taking part in debate and voting on the matter. 

Non-Pecuniary Interest

Cr Fitzpatrick declared a Non-Pecuniary Interest regarding Item 11.5 Pambula Motorfest, on the basis he is Chairperson of the Pambula Sporting Complex.  A signed declaration form was tabled by Cr Fitzpatrick for inclusion in the Register noting he would remain in the meeting room taking part in debate and voting on the matter. 

Pecuniary Interest

Cr Mawhinney declared a Pecuniary Interest regarding Item 11.1 Pambula Sporting Complex - Funding for Indoor Multipurpose Facility, on the basis a family member may be affected by the decision.  A signed declaration form was tabled by Cr Mawhinney for inclusion in the Register noting she would depart the Chamber taking no part in debate or voting on the matter.

4.        Deputations (by prior arrangement)

The following request was included in the Agenda:

Regarding Report 8.1 DA No. 2013.405: Proposed Woolworths supermarket - Montague Street, Young Street and Unnamed Laneway, Bermagui

·         Dr Frances Perkins

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Mawhinney and Fitzpatrick

That Standing Orders be suspended to allow the following requests to address Council received after publication of the Agenda to be heard:

Regarding Report 8.1 DA No. 2013.405: Proposed Woolworths supermarket - Montague Street, Young Street and Unnamed Laneway, Bermagui:

·              Mr Geoff Steel

·              Ms Nadine Hills

·              Mr Paul Payten on behalf of “No to Woolworths Supermarket in Bermagui”

Regarding Sustainability Report No 8.2.  2012.217 Construction of an educational establishment – primary school:

·         Ms Paula Teale on behalf of herself and the residents of Kulbardi Close, Tura Beach

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

Against:           Nil

Absent:            Crs Britten

The speakers addressed Council.

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Seckold and Tapscott, that Dr Perkins be given an extension of time of two (2) minutes to complete her address.

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Mawhinney and Seckold, that Mr Steel be given an extension of time of two (2) minutes to complete his address.

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Mawhinney and Seckold, that Mr Payten be given an extension of time of two (2) minutes to complete his address.

The Mayor thanked the addressees.

5.        Petitions

Cr Taylor tabled a petition handed to him by Mr Paul Payten, containing 166 signatures, regarding the proposed Woolworths development in Bermagui.

6.        Mayoral Minutes

There were no Mayoral Minutes.

7.

Adjournment into Standing Committees

32/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Fitzpatrick and Mawhinney

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

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

Against:           Nil

Absent:            Cr Britten

2.34 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, Cr Taylor assumed the chair for this section of the agenda, in the absence of Cr Britten.

8.1

Proposed Woolworths supermarket - Montague Street, Young Street and Unnamed Laneway, Bermagui

 

The Chairperson asked the Group Manager Planning and Environment if any new matters had been raised during the addresses to Council.  The Group Manager Planning and Environment advised new matters had been raised in both addresses and correspondence received in preceding days.

33/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Fitzpatrick and Allen

1.       That Council note that following addresses to Council, the item be deferred in keeping with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, for further report to Council.

2.       That reasons for refusal be included in the report, including further advice on the economic impact on Bermagui and the Shire as a whole.

3.       That the report include further discussion on adhering to Prof Phillip Cox and the Far South Coast National Trust’s recommendations.

4.       That consideration of a left hand only turn from the car park onto Montague Street and then to Lamont Street be explored.

5.       That the issue of footpath access from the site through to Lamont Street and to Young Street, including disabled access or ramping, be explored. 

6.       That the opportunity to require the developer to make a contribution to public footpaths be considered.

7.       That consideration be given to the Liquor Store being removed from the Development Application.

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

Against:           Nil

Absent:            Cr Britten

 

8.2

Construction of an educational establishment - primary school

 

The Chairperson asked the Group Manager Planning and Environment if any new matters had been raised during the addresses to Council. 

The Group Manager Planning and Environment advised that Council was in a position to deal with the matter today.

In further discussion the Group Manager Infrastructure Waste and Water clarified his advice to Council regarding a 40 km/hour school zone on Sapphire Coast Drive – the advice from the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) is equivocal at this time.  However the RMS have advised that a case for the school zone on Sapphire Coast Drive could be made.

A motion was moved by Crs Allen and Fitzpatrick

1.       That Development Application No. 2012.217 being for the construction of an educational establishment at Lot 112 DP 844918 and Lots 113 & 115 DP 1118389 Kulbardi Close, Bournda be approved with conditions of consent as detailed in Attachment 1.

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

A motion was foreshadowed by Cr Seckold

1.       That Development Application 2012.217 for the construction and establishment of a primary school on lot 112 DP 844918 and lots 113 & 115 DP 11188389 Kulbardi Close, Bournda be refused for the following reasons:

·             The proposal is not consistent with the objectives of the Rural 1(a) zone as required by Clause 8(3) of Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2002.

·              The proposal is contrary to Clause 12(2)(b) of Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2002 as it would create undesirable environmental and cultural impacts by way of traffic impacts and the development being out of character with the rural landscape and existing development of the locality.

·              The proposal is contrary to Clause 12(2)(d) of Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2002 as the scenic amenity and landscape quality of the area would not be maintained by way of traffic impacts and the development being out of character with the rural landscape and existing development of the locality.

·              The proposal is contrary to Clause 12(2)(g) of Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2002 as it does not promote the economic provision of services compatible with the nature and intensity of development and character of the area as pedestrian and bicycle access to the site is to be prohibited due to road safety issues and distance from the nearest residential community.

·              The development is contrary to Clause 65(1)(a)(v), (vi) & (vii) of Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2002 as it is not in keeping with the rural setting and character of the locality and not in keeping or scale with neighbouring development.

·              The development is contrary to Clause 65(1)(a)(xiv) of Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2002 as it would result in a significant increase in traffic generation along Kulbardi Close which would result in a loss of amenity and enjoyment to existing residents in the area.

·              The intensity and nature of the increased traffic generation would be incompatible with the existing rural amenity of the locality.

·              The proposed development is contrary to the zone objectives of the RU2 “Rural Landscape” Zone of the land under Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2013 as it would not maintain the rural landscape character of the locality and is not a compatible land use.

·              The location of the proposed development is not consistent with the guidelines for the location of schools outlined in the publication “Integrating Land Use and Transport” dated August 2001 as the nearest neighbourhood/community is 4km away. Furthermore, pedestrian and bicycle access would be prohibited.

·              The proposal does not promote ecologically sustainable development principles due to the total reliance on private vehicles and buses for access to the school.

2.       That those parties who made a submission during the exhibition period be formally notified of Council’s decision.”

The motion was put to the vote and it was LOST

In favour:       Crs Allen and Fitzpatrick

Against:           Crs Taylor, McBain, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold and Mawhinney

Absent:            Cr Britten

34/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Seckold and Hughes

1.       That Development Application 2012.217 for the construction and establishment of a primary school on lot 112 DP 844918 and lots 113 & 115 DP 11188389 Kulbardi Close, Bournda be refused for the following reasons:

·             The proposal is not consistent with the objectives of the Rural 1(a) zone as required by Clause 8(3) of Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2002.

·              The proposal is contrary to Clause 12(2)(b) of Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2002 as it would create undesirable environmental and cultural impacts by way of traffic impacts and the development being out of character with the rural landscape and existing development of the locality.

·              The proposal is contrary to Clause 12(2)(d) of Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2002 as the scenic amenity and landscape quality of the area would not be maintained by way of traffic impacts and the development being out of character with the rural landscape and existing development of the locality.

·              The proposal is contrary to Clause 12(2)(g) of Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2002 as it does not promote the economic provision of services compatible with the nature and intensity of development and character of the area as pedestrian and bicycle access to the site is to be prohibited due to road safety issues and distance from the nearest residential community.

·              The development is contrary to Clause 65(1)(a)(v), (vi) & (vii) of Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2002 as it is not in keeping with the rural setting and character of the locality and not in keeping or scale with neighbouring development.

·              The development is contrary to Clause 65(1)(a)(xiv) of Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2002 as it would result in a significant increase in traffic generation along Kulbardi Close which would result in a loss of amenity and enjoyment to existing residents in the area.

·              The intensity and nature of the increased traffic generation would be incompatible with the existing rural amenity of the locality.

·              The proposed development is contrary to the zone objectives of the RU2 “Rural Landscape” Zone of the land under Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2013 as it would not maintain the rural landscape character of the locality and is not a compatible land use.

·              The location of the proposed development is not consistent with the guidelines for the location of schools outlined in the publication “Integrating Land Use and Transport” dated August 2001 as the nearest neighbourhood/community is 4km away. Furthermore, pedestrian and bicycle access would be prohibited.

·              The proposal does not promote ecologically sustainable development principles due to the total reliance on private vehicles and buses for access to the school.

2.       That those parties who made a submission during the exhibition period be formally notified of Council’s decision.

In favour:       Crs Taylor, McBain, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold and Mawhinney

Against:           Crs Allen and Fitzpatrick

Absent:            Cr Britten

 

8.3

Request for nomination of the Hotel Australasia, 142-144 Imlay Street, Eden as a Heritage Item

 

A motion was moved by Crs Mawhinney and McBain

1.         That Council not list the Hotel Australasia, located at 142-144 Imlay Street Eden, in Schedule 5 of the Comprehensive Local Environmental Plan 2013 as a heritage item.

2.         That those persons who requested nomination of the Hotel Australasia as a heritage item be advised of Council’s decision.

A motion was foreshadowed by Cr Tapscott

1.         That Council list the Hotel Australasia, located at 142-144 Imlay Street Eden, in Schedule 5 of the Comprehensive Local Environmental Plan 2013 as a heritage item as outlined in the Heritage Advisor’s report.

2.         That those persons who requested nomination of the Hotel Australasia as a heritage item be advised of Council’s decision.

The motion was put to the vote and it was LOST

In favour:       Crs McBain and Mawhinney

Against:           Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Allen and Fitzpatrick

Absent:            Cr Britten

35/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Tapscott and Seckold

1.         That Council list the Hotel Australasia, located at 142-144 Imlay Street Eden, in Schedule 5 of the Comprehensive Local Environmental Plan 2013 as a heritage item as outlined in the Heritage Advisor’s report.

2.         That those persons who requested nomination of the Hotel Australasia as a heritage item be advised of Council’s decision.

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

Against:           Crs McBain and Mawhinney

Absent:            Cr Britten

 

8.4

Exhibition of Draft Section 94 Contributions Plans

36/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs McBain and Tapscott

1.         That the draft Section 94 and 94A contributions plans be placed on public exhibition in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 in conjunction with the draft planning agreement policy for a period of six weeks.

2.         That a further report be presented to Council following completion of the public exhibition of the draft plans and policy.

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

Against:           Nil

Absent:            Cr Britten

 

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

Acquisitive Prize from Sculpture on the Edge

37/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Mawhinney and McBain

1.         That Council resolve to place the sculpture Southern Exuberance at Bermagui as indicated in the report.

2.         That a further report is prepared identifying potential sites for future acquisitions from Sculpture on the Edge.

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

Against:           Cr Allen

Absent:            Cr Britten

 

10.      Staff Reports – Economic (Enterprising)

There were no Economic (Enterprising) reports.

 

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

Pambula Sporting Complex - Funding for Indoor Multipurpose Facility

 

Non-Pecuniary Interest

Cr Fitzpatrick declared a Non-Pecuniary Interest on the basis he is Chairperson of the Pambula Sporting Complex.  He remained in the meeting room taking part in debate and voting on the matter.

Pecuniary Interest

Cr Mawhinney declared a Pecuniary Interest on the basis a family member may be affected by the decision.  She departed the Chamber taking no part in debate or voting on the matter.

03:28 pm    Cr Mawhinney left the meeting.

A motion was moved by Crs Allen and McBain

That Council Construct multipurpose squash courts at the Pambula Sporting Complex at an estimated cost of $510,000.

A motion was foreshadowed by Cr Taylor

That the matter be deferred for further report to Council incorporating funding on options 2 and 4 as detailed below and other matters.

·             Option 2 – Construct multipurpose squash courts (Estimated cost $510,000)
Additional funding would need to be identified or other proposed recreation projects deferred to fully fund this option.  This would achieve the objectives of the project resolved at 12 June 2013 Council Meeting.

·             Option 4 - Construct a (15+8)x28 m multipurpose indoor stadium (Estimated cost $688,000)
This is the opposite of Option 3 in that it provides for a broad range of sporting opportunities, except squash.  The squash court project was initiated as a renewal scheme, rather than an upgrade/expansion of sports infrastructure.

The motion was put to the vote and it was CARRIED

In favour:       Crs McBain, Tapscott, Allen and Fitzpatrick

Against:           Crs Taylor, Hughes and Seckold

Absent:            Crs Britten and Mawhinney

38/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Allen and McBain

That Council Construct multipurpose courts at the Pambula Sporting Complex at an estimated cost of $510,000.

In favour:       Crs McBain, Tapscott, Allen and Fitzpatrick

Against:           Crs Taylor, Hughes and Seckold

Absent:            Crs Britten and Mawhinney

03:47 pm         Cr Mawhinney returned to the meeting.

11.2

Draft Bega Valley Bike Plan 2014 – Public Exhibition

39/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs McBain and Tapscott

That the draft Bega Valley Bike Plan be placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days and following the exhibition reported back to Council.

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

Against:           Nil

Absent:            Cr Britten

 

11.3

Bega and Brogo Rivers Flood Study at Bega Final Report Findings

 

The report was deferred awaiting the provision by SMEC Australia of the finalised report on the flood study for the Bega and Brogo River catchments.

 

11.4

Resident Petition Lakewood Drive

40/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Taylor and McBain

In response to the Petition from the residents of Lakewood Drive, that Council continue to use sprayed bitumen seals for the annual resealing program but consider alternative treatments in areas of significant low speed turning manoeuvres such as car parks and cul-de-sacs as funding permits.

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

Against:           Nil

Absent:            Cr Britten

 

11.5

Pambula Motorfest

 

Non-Pecuniary Interest

Cr Fitzpatrick declared a Non-Pecuniary Interest on the basis he is Chairperson of the Pambula Sporting Complex.  He remained in the meeting room taking part in debate and voting on the matter.

41/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Allen and Tapscott

That Council support the Motorfest 2014 event by providing in-kind support via loan of Council heavy plant and minor traffic equipment to be controlled and supervised by volunteer Council staff at no cost to Council.

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

Against:           Nil

Absent:            Cr Britten

 

11.6

Bega Valley Local Traffic Committee Meeting 5 March 2014

42/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Allen and Tapscott

That Council note the advice of the Bega Valley Local Traffic Committee meeting held on 5 March 2014 and approve the following:

Merimbula Jazz Festival Street Parade – 7 June 2014

1.       That, subject to conditions, sections of Merimbula Drive and Market Street, Merimbula be temporarily closed between 10am and 11am on Saturday, 7 June 2014 for the Merimbula Jazz Festival street parade.

2.       That, subject to conditions, Beach Street, Merimbula between the intersections of Market Street and Alice Street be temporarily closed between 6am and 12pm on Saturday, 7 June 2014 for the Merimbula Jazz Festival street parade and performance.

3.       That the proposed traffic arrangements involving the temporary closure of Merimbula Drive, Market Street and Beach Street, Merimbula for the Merimbula Jazz Festival street parade on Saturday, 7 June 2014, be deemed a Class 2 special event and it be conducted under an approved Traffic Control Plan, in accordance with the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Traffic Control Manual.

4.       That persons involved in the preparation and implementation of the Traffic Control Plan must hold the appropriate RMS accreditation.

5.       That organisers fully implement an approved Special Event Transport Management Plan.

6.       That organisers have approved public liability insurance of at least $20 million indemnifying Council, Police and Roads and Maritime Services by name for the event.

7.       That organisers have written Police approval prior to conducting the event.

Anzac Day March – Cobargo

1.       That the proposed traffic arrangements for the Cobargo RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day March on Friday, 25 April 2014 be approved and deemed a Class 1 special event.

2.       That sections of Cobargo Bermagui Road and Tarlinton Street, Cobargo be temporarily closed on Friday, 25 April 2014 for the Cobargo RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day March, in accordance with Traffic Control Plan 3827.

3.       That the temporary closure of the Princes Highway, Cobargo is a matter solely for Roads and Maritime Services.

Anzac Day March – Eden

1.       That the proposed traffic arrangements for the Eden RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day March on Friday, 25 April 2014 be approved and deemed a Class 2 special event.

2.       That sections of Chandos Street, Imlay Street, Bass Street and Calle Calle Street, Eden be temporarily closed on Friday, 25 April 2014 for the Eden RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day March, in accordance with Traffic Control Plan 3822.

Anzac Day March and Service - Merimbula and Pambula

1.       That the proposed traffic arrangements for the Merimbula RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day Dawn Service, March and Service in Merimbula on Friday, 25 April 2014 be approved and deemed a Class 2 special event.

2.       That the proposed traffic arrangements for the Merimbula RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day March and Service in Pambula on Friday, 25 April 2014 be approved and deemed a Class 1 special event.

3.       That sections of Main Street, Market Street and Beach Street, Merimbula and Quondolo Street, Pambula be temporarily closed on Friday, 25 April 2014 for the Merimbula RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day Dawn Service, March and Service in Merimbula and March and Service in Pambula, in accordance with the Traffic Control Plans.

4.       That the temporary closure of the Princes Highway, Pambula is a matter solely for Roads and Maritime Services.

Anzac Day March and Service – Bermagui

1.       That the proposed traffic arrangements for the Bermagui RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day March and Service on Friday, 25 April 2014 be approved and deemed a Class 2 special event.

2.       That the section of Lamont Street, Bermagui, between the intersections of Wallaga Street and Scenic Drive be temporarily closed on Friday, 25 April 2014 for the Bermagui RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day March and Service, in accordance with the Traffic Control Plan.

Anzac Day March and Service - Candelo

1.       That the proposed traffic arrangements for the Candelo RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day March and Service on Friday, 25 April 2014 be approved and deemed a Class 2 special event.

2.       That the section of William Street, Candelo between the intersections of Eden Street and Queen Street be temporarily closed on Friday, 25 April 2014 for the Candelo RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day March and Service, in accordance with Traffic Control Plan 3831.

Anzac Day March and Service – Bega, Bemboka, Tathra and Wolumla

1.       That the proposed traffic arrangements for the Bega RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day Anzac Day March and Service in Bemboka be approved and deemed a Class 1 special event.

 

2.       That the proposed traffic arrangements for the Bega RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day Dawn Service, March and Service in Bega, Anzac Day Dawn Service, March and Service in Tathra and Anzac Day March and Service in Wolumla be approved and deemed a Class 2 special event.

 

3.       That sections of Council roads at Gipps Street and Carp Street in Bega, Loftus Street in Bemboka, Bega Street and the Bega Street service road in Tathra and Bega Street in Wolumla be temporarily closed on Friday, 25 April 2014 for the Bega RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day proceedings, as per the Traffic Control Plans.

 

4.       That the temporary closure of the Snowy Mountains Highway, Bemboka are matters solely for Roads and Maritime Services.

Minyama Parade, Bega – No Stopping Zone

That Council approve the installation of a No Stopping Zone on the western side of Minyama Parade, Bega for a total distance of 34 metres, commencing 1.5 metres north of the RFS driveway through to the intersection of Maher Street.

Little Church Street, Bega – Extension of No Stopping Zone

That Council approve the extension of the existing No Stopping Zone on the western side of Little Church Street, Bega by 10 metres to the south, towards the intersection of High Street.

Merimbula Drive, Merimbula – Parking Restrictions

That Council approve the installation of 2 hour time restricted parking (8.30am-6pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am to 12.30pm Saturday) on the southern side of Merimbula Drive, Merimbula from the eastern edge of the existing Bus Zone to the intersection of Reid Street, being a total distance of 220 metres.

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

Against:           Nil

Absent:            Cr Britten

 

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

Local Government Act Taskforce review  and Revitalising Local Government Independent Local Government Review Panel report- submission by Bega Valley Shire Council

43/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Taylor and Tapscott

That Council note the Independent Local Government Review Panel and Local Government Acts Taskforce reports and endorse the Bega Valley Shire Council comments for submission to the Division of Local Government.  With amendments to:

·         Item 27 – the recommendation be supported with the removal of the word “successfully”.

·         Item 35 – that the recommendation be expanded to take in other Councils currently members of SEROC.

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

Against:           Cr Hughes

Absent:            Cr Britten

 

 

 

12.2

2014 updated Long Term Financial Plan

44/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Fitzpatrick and Taylor

That Council adopt the updated 2014 Long Term Financial Plan.

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

Against:           Cr Hughes

Absent:            Cr Britten

 

12.3

Assignment of Licence for Bar Beach Kiosk

45/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Allen and Fitzpatrick

1.       That Council approve in principle the assignment of the current licence for the occupation of part Crown Reserve 63203 from South Coast Brick and Roofing Pty Ltd T/A Bar Beach Kiosk to Phoebe Mills.

2.       That the Mayor and General Manager be authorised to execute the necessary documents.

3.       That in accordance with the requirements of the Crown Lands Act, Council obtains Minister’s consent to the assignment.

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

Against:           Nil

Absent:            Cr Britten

4.00 pm The General Manager departed the meeting room. 

12.4

Australian Local Government Association National Conference - attendance and call for nominations

46/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs McBain and Taylor

1.       That Council endorse Crs Taylor, Fitzpatrick, Britten, Mawhinney and the General Manager to attend the ALGA 2014 National General Assembly at the National Convention Centre in Canberra on 15 to 18 June 2014, with the necessary travel and accommodation costs to be defrayed by Council.

2.       That Council determine if it wishes to submit any motions to the Assembly under the themes:

·    Motions that fall under the theme “Getting Down to Business”

·    Be relevant to the work of local government nationally; and

·    Complement or build on the policy objectives of state and territory associations.

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

Against:           Nil

Absent:            Cr Britten

 

12.5

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

47/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Fitzpatrick and Allen

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, McBain, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen and Fitzpatrick

Against:           Nil

Absent:            Cr Britten

4.06 pm      The Ordinary Meeting was reconvened.

13.

Adoption of reports from Standing Committees

48/14

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs McBain and Seckold

That all motions recorded in the Standing Committees Item 11.1 Pambula Sporting Complex - Funding for Indoor Multipurpose Facility, including votes for and against, be adopted in and by the Ordinary Council Meeting.

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

Against:           Nil

Absent:            Cr Britten

Pecuniary Interest

Cr Mawhinney declared a Pecuniary Interest regarding Item 11.1 Pambula Sporting Complex - Funding for Indoor Multipurpose Facility, on the basis a family member may be affected by the decision. 

Cr Mawhinney departed the meeting room.

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Fitzpatrick and Tapscott

That the motion recorded in the Standing Commitees regarding Item 11.1 Pambula Sporting Complex - Funding for Indoor Multipurpose Facility, including votes for and against, be adopted in and by the Ordinary Council Meeting.

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

Against:           Nil

Absent:            Cr Britten and Mawhinney

Cr Mawhinney returned to the meeting room

14.      Delegates Reports

Cr McBain – Bega Valley Business Forum

Cr McBain reported on her attendance at the last meeting of the Bega Valley Shire Business Forum in particular the proposal to have a Shire wide “Shop Local Campaign” with a view to being rolled out prior to Christmas.

Cr Seckold – ALGWA Conference

Cr Seckold advised she would provide a report to the next meeting

Cr Mawhinney – Local Government NSW “From Risk to Resiliance” conference.

Cr Mawhinney and Cr Britten attended and will provide a report to the next meeting.

Cr Tapscott – Tourism Conference

Cr Tapsott attended the Local Government NSW Tourism Conference with Mr Anthony Osbourne from Sapphire Coast Tourism and will provide a report to the next meeting.

15.      Rescission/alteration Motions

There were no rescission/alteration motions.

16.      Notices of Motion

There were no notices of motion.

17.      Urgent Business

The was no urgent business.

18.      Questions On Notice

Cr Hughes ask a question 12 February 2014 regarding woodchip operations south of Eden. 

A response has been provided to Councillors via email by the Group Manager Planning and Environment and will be incorporated into the Business Paper for the next Council meeting.

 

19.      Questions for the Next Meeting

19.1

Bus Zones In Merimbula Drive

 

Cr Kristy McBain asked could the bus zones in Merimbula Drive be combined to reduced stopping and starting on this main thoroughfare.

The question was taken on notice by the Group Manager Infrastructure Waste and Water.

 

19.2

Cat Containment and Safety of Native Animals

 

Cr Liz Seckold asked that following Ms Lois Katz’s from WIREs presentation to Council at the Public Forum today, could Council support a campaign  and encourage participation through the Southern Councils Group

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 confidential business.

22.      Resolutions to declassify reports considered in closed session

There were no reports declassified.

Closure

There being no further business, the Chairperson closed the meeting at 4.11 pm.

 

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

Chairperson of the meeting of the Bega Valley Shire Council held on Wednesday, 26 March 2014.