Ordinary

 Supplementary Agenda

11 November 2014

 

TO:

Cr Michael Britten, Mayor

Cr Cr Liz Seckold, Deputy Mayor

Cr Tony Allen

Cr Russell Fitzpatrick

Cr Keith Hughes

Cr Ann Mawhinney

Cr Kristy McBain

Cr Liz Seckold

Cr Sharon Tapscott

Cr Bill Taylor

 

COPY:

General Manager, Ms Leanne Barnes

Group Manager Transport and Utilities, Mr Wayne Sartori

Group Manager Planning and Environment, Mr Andrew Woodley

Group Manager Community Relations and Leisure, Mr Anthony Basford

Group Manager Strategy and Business Services, Mr Lucas Scarpin

Executive Manager Organisational Development and Governance, Ms Nina Churchward

Minute Secretary

 

 

 


Council       12 November 2014

 

Supplementary Agenda

S        Mayoral Minutes

S.1                    South East Australia Transport Strategy Incorporated (SEATS) - Membership....................... 4

 

22     Confidential Business 

 

Adjournment Into Closed Session..................................................................................... 5

22.2                 Merimbula Service Road

This report is confidential in accordance with section 10A (2) (c) of the Local Government act 1993 as the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

 

23     Adoption of reports from Closed Session

24     Resolutions to declassify reports considered in closed session


Council       12 November 2014

 

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

12 November 2014

 

S.1              South East Australia Transport Strategy Incorporated (SEATS) - Membership.... 4


Council 12 November 2014

Item S.1

 

S.1South East Australia Transport Strategy Incorporated (SEATS) - Membership        

 

Cr Britten, Mayor  

 

 

Background

At my own volition I attended the recent South East Australia Transport Strategy Incorporated (SEATS) meeting at Nowra where thirty Representatives from north of Melbourne to Wondilly in NSW and inland from Bombala, Cooma, ACT, Palarang and Goulburn met to determine freight transfer by road and air.

The meeting was addressed by Andrew Constance, the State Treasurer on its 20 year history of assisting Government and was praised for its ability to contribute to the economic development of NSW.

As part of the meeting I made a presentation on our intentions for the Port of Eden, the Merimbula Airport and on Imlay Road south of Eden as a vital link to the hinterland for the future growth of our Region. As a result we were well received with an invitation to list our priorities for roads and bridges within our Shire by the end of November 2014.

The State Government is presently assessing bridges throughout NSW that need attention and replacement – 16,000 overall and 10,000 affecting local government and 2,000 of which are timber bridges. This Shire has 227 bridges including 57 timber bridges and is the longest coastal Shire in NSW.

SEATS has been invited by the NSW Government in listing those bridges to be declared fit for the purpose for financing in 2015 and this Council needs to be part of that submission.

I therefore recommend the Bega Valley Shire re-join SEATS at a modest cost of some $4,318.00 pa and gain the benefits available for our future growth.

 

Attachments

Nil

 

Recommendation

That the Bega Valley Shire Council re-join South East Australia Transport Strategy Incorporated (SEATS) in order to progress the expansion of the Port of Eden; the Merimbula Regional Airport and Imlay Road as a major transport link to the hinterland for the purposes of growing the Economic Development of the Bega Valley Shire.

  

 

 


Council

12 November 2014

 

Confidential Business

Adjournment Into Closed Session

In accordance with the Local Government Act 1993, and the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, in the opinion of the General manager, the following business is of a kind as referred to in Section 10A(2) of the Act, and should be dealt with in a Confidential Session of the Council meeting closed to the press and public.

 

Recommendation

That Council adjourn into Closed Session and members of the press and public be excluded from the meeting of the Closed Session, and access to the correspondence and reports relating to the items considered during the course of the Closed Session be withheld unless declassified by separate resolution. This action is taken in accordance with Section 10A(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993 as the items listed come within the following provisions:

22.2    Merimbula Service Road

Reason for Confidentiality

This item is classified CONFIDENTIAL under the provisions of Section 10A(2) of the Local Government Act, which permits the meeting to be closed to the public for business relating to (c) the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.