Ordinary Meeting



Meeting Date:    Wednesday, 26 April, 2017

Location:            Wandandian Progress Hall, Princes Highway, Wandandian

Time:                   5:00pm



Membership (Quorum - 7)

All Councillors





Addendum Agenda


Mayoral Minute

MM17.8....... Mayoral Minute - ANZAC Day 2017.............................................................. 1

MM17.9....... Mayoral Minute - Safe Shelter Shoalhaven Project....................................... 2

MM17.10..... Mayoral Minute - Identifying Land for Temporary Shelter for the Homeless 3


CL17.121..... Water Industry Operator of the Year Award.................................................. 4                           




Addendum Agenda - Ordinary Meeting – Wednesday 26 April 2017

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MM17.8      Mayoral Minute - ANZAC Day 2017


HPERM Ref:      D17/129302





I wish to make a note of thanks to all of the servicemen and women (serving and retired) volunteers, service organisations and Council staff who contributed to making the ANZAC Commemorations across the Shoalhaven such a success.




Councillors attended 14 services across the Shoalhaven.  All services were well attended and organised to commemorate our service men and women. 




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MM17.9      Mayoral Minute - Safe Shelter Shoalhaven Project


HPERM Ref:      D17/129304





That Council recommend to the Mayor’s Relief Fund Committee to contribute up to $25,000 in financial assistance for the introduction of a Safe Shelter Shoalhaven Project.




Homelessness in the Shoalhaven has been a big issue, with the driver for the formation of the task force to seek temporary emergency shelter - particularly at times of extreme weather and need.

The Safe Shelter program in Canberra has come to the attention of the taskforce as a possible way of addressing the issue of shelter (not housing). Salt Ministries have taken the Safe Shelter model and adapted for Shoalhaven purposes and have five churches volunteering to be part of such a scheme. The scheme itself will provide shelter only to up to eight people on a given night and these people are supported by volunteers who will have some basic training. The funds requested are to be mostly used towards assisting the churches with fire rating requirements. It is envisaged that donations should be sought from the community to assist and that a reasonable mechanism for the collection of donations could be the Mayoral Relief Fund. 


See http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-26/safe-shelter-for-homeless-men-reopens-as-canberra-cold-closes-in/7357158


Council’s Legal Service Manager has provided an opinion that the use of funds from the Mayoral Relief Fund for this puropose is within the “Rules of the Fund”.


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MM17.10    Mayoral Minute - Identifying Land for Temporary Shelter for the Homeless


HPERM Ref:      D17/129311





That Council investigate the land at Flinders Estate for its suitability to commence a project to create temporary emergency housing for homeless people within the Shoalhaven.




Councillor Watson has investigated council owned property that may be suitable for the purpose of creating temporary housing for homeless persons. To commence any project a preferred location has been identified at Flinders Industrial estate. Although the location is far from perfect there was strong support from the relevant agencies to place some effort into seeing of this land could be used and would be acceptable. Zoning & environmental issues need to be confirmed as permitting the proposal.




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CL17.121   Water Industry Operator of the Year Award


HPERM Ref:      D17/129318


Group:                Shoalhaven Water Group  

Section:              Water Asset Planning & Development




 Purpose / Summary

The purpose of this report is to gain approval for Shane Kimber, the Water Industry Operators Association (WIOA) NSW Operator of the Year, to attend the “Wellness in Operations” Conference in Queenstown New Zealand and associated study tour from the 28th April 2017 to 6th May 2017.




That Council approve Shane Kimber’s attendance and participation in the “Wellness in Operations” Conference in Queenstown New Zealand and associated study tour.




The Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) is a national association with a primary role of facilitating the collection, development and exchange of information between people undertaking operational roles in the water industry. Each year, as part of the annual regional conference, an award for the NSW “Operator of the Year” is made. The award is presented to an operator of water or wastewater treatment facilities to recognise excellent performance, initiative and all round attention to detail.


Shoalhaven Water staff member, Shane Kimber, has recently won this award. The winner receives a perpetual trophy for the organisation, a personal trophy to keep permanently and a trip to New Zealand to join a study tour and participate in the New Zealand Water Industry Operators Group (WIOG) conference. Council approval is required for an overseas trip.


Financial Implications

The costs of the trip are covered by WIOA. It is intended to provide Shane with special study leave to participate in the trip. A report upon his return is a requirement of the award.