Minutes of the Extra Ordinary Meeting

 

 

Meeting Date:     Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Location:            Council Chambers, City Administrative Building, Bridge Road, Nowra

Time:                   8.13pm

 

 

The following members were present:

 

Clr Amanda Findley - Chairperson

Clr Joanna Gash

Clr John Wells

Clr Patricia White

Clr John Levett

Clr Nina Cheyne

Clr Kaye Gartner

Clr Andrew Guile

Clr Mitchell Pakes

Clr Greg Watson

Clr Mark Kitchener

Clr Bob Proudfoot

 

  

 

 

 

Apologies / Leave of Absence

A request for a Leave of Absence was received from Clr Alldrick for this meeting.

RESOLVED (Clr Levett / Clr White)                                                                                     MIN17.515

That the request from Clr Alldrick for a leave of absence for this meeting be granted.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Declarations of Interest

 

Nil

 

 

Reports

 

CL17.146   Community Engagement Report- Integrated Strategic Plan

HPERM Ref: D17/171856

Recommendation

That Council:

1.    Receive the ‘Community Engagement - Integrated Strategic Plan’ report for Information

2.    Advise the community of the outcomes of the community engagement process

3.    Thank the community for their participation and feedback in the engagement process

 

RESOLVED (Clr Gartner / Clr Cheyne)                                                                                MIN17.516

That Council:

1.    Receive the ‘Community Engagement - Integrated Strategic Plan’ report for Information

2.    Advise the community of the outcomes of the community engagement process

3.    Thank the community for their participation and feedback in the engagement process

For:             Clr Findley, Clr Gash, Clr Wells, Clr White, Clr Levett, Clr Cheyne, Clr Gartner, Clr Guile, Clr Pakes, Clr Watson, Clr Kitchener and Clr Proudfoot

Against:    Nil

CARRIED

 

 

CL17.147   Chapter 1 Integrated Strategic Plan - Community Strategic Plan - Priorities

HPERM Ref: D17/171858

Recommendation

That Council endorse Chapter 1 - Integrated Strategic Plan - CSP - Community Priorities and include additional graphic design elements following adoption.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Gartner / Clr White)                                                                                   MIN17.517

That Council:

1.      Endorse Chapter 1 - Integrated Strategic Plan - CSP - Community Priorities and include additional graphic design elements following adoption; and

2.      Accept the changes as outlined in the report.

CARRIED

 

 

CL17.148   Chapter 2 Integrated Strategic Plan- DPOP - Goals and Actions

HPERM Ref: D17/175021

Recommendation

That Council adopt Chapter 2- Integrated Strategic Plan- DPOP- Goals and Actions and include additional graphic design elements following adoption.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Gash / Clr Gartner)                                                                                   MIN17.518

That Council adopt Chapter 2- Integrated Strategic Plan- DPOP- Goals and Actions and include additional graphic design elements following adoption.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

CL17.149   Special Rate Variation- IPART Decision

HPERM Ref: D17/172590

Recommendation

Council adopt a Special Rate Variation of 13.2% including the rate peg of 1.5% for the 2017/18 Financial Year

 

Motion (Clr Cheyne / Clr Gartner)

That Council adopt a Special Rate Variation of 13.2% including the rate peg of 1.5% for the 2017/18 Financial Year.

 

Amendment (Clr Watson / Clr Guile)

That Council spread the 13.2% special rate variation over 6 years and thereby apply a 2.2% special rate variation combined with the rate peg of 1.5% for the 2017/18 financial year (total 3.7%).

For:             Clr Guile, Clr Pakes, Clr Watson, Clr Kitchener and Clr Proudfoot

Against:    Clr Findley, Clr Gash, Clr Wells, Clr White, Clr Levett, Clr Cheyne and Clr Gartner

lost

 

Clr Gartner raised a point of order against Mitchell Pakes with respect to telling her to sit down when she rose to make a Point of Order. The Mayor ruled as a Point of Order. Clr Pakes was asked to withdraw his comments.

Clr Pakes apologised and withdrew his comments.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Cheyne / Clr Gartner)                                                                                MIN17.519

That Council adopt a Special Rate Variation of 13.2% including the rate peg of 1.5% for the 2017/18 Financial Year.

For:             Clr Findley, Clr Gash, Clr Wells, Clr White, Clr Levett, Clr Cheyne and Clr Gartner

Against:    Clr Guile, Clr Pakes, Clr Watson, Clr Kitchener and Clr Proudfoot

CARRIED

Note: A Rescission Motion was received on this item.

 

 

CL17.150   Chapter 3 Integrated Strategic Plan - Revenue Policy - Making of Rates and Charges

HPERM Ref: D17/172616

Recommendation

That Council resolve to make rates and charges in accordance with Section 535 of the Local Government Act 1993:

1.    Make an Ordinary Rate, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 0.21684c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of five hundred and eighty dollars ($580.00) per rateable assessment, in accordance with Section 537 of the Local Government Act 1993, on all rateable land categorised as “Residential”, in accordance with Section 516, for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(1), this rate be named “RESIDENTIAL”.

 

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of five hundred and eighty dollars ($580.00) per rateable assessment for the “RESIDENTIAL” category will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “RESIDENTIAL” rate in accordance with Section 537(b) [base amount percentage is 49.93%]

2.    Make an Ordinary Rate, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 0.31581c for each dollar of rateable land value be made on all rateable land in the City of Shoalhaven, in accordance with Section 518 of the Local Government Act 1993: “Land is to be categorised as ‘business’ if it cannot be categorised as farmland, residential or mining”.  Excepting all rateable land in the sub categories of Commercial/Industrial and Nowra, an ordinary rate be now made for the period of 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(1), this rate be named “BUSINESS”.

3.    Make an Ordinary Rate, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 0.18836c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of five hundred and eighty dollars ($580.00) per rateable assessment, in accordance with Section 537 of the Local Government Act 1993, on all rateable land categorised as “Farmland”, in accordance with Section 515, for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(1), this rate be named “FARMLAND”.

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of five hundred and eighty dollars ($580.00) per rateable assessment for the “FARMLAND” category will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “FARMLAND” rate in accordance with Section 537 (b) [base amount percentage is 24.75%].

4.    Make an Ordinary Rate, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 0.21684c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of forty three dollars ($43.00) per rateable assessment, in accordance with Section 537 of the Local Government Act 1993, on all rateable land in the City of Shoalhaven which is zoned so as not to permit any building (i.e.; Small Lot Rural Subdivisions) and categorised as “Residential”, in accordance with Section 516, sub category “NON-URBAN”, in accordance with Section 529(2)(b), for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of forty three dollars ($43.00) per rateable assessment for the “RESIDENTIAL NON-URBAN” category will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “RESIDENTIAL NON-URBAN” rate in accordance with Section 537(b) [base amount percentage is 42.98%].

5.    Make an Ordinary Rate, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 0.66515c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of five hundred and eighty dollars ($580.00) per rateable assessment, in accordance with Section 537 of the Local Government Act 1993, on all rateable land in the City of Shoalhaven determined to be a centre of activity and categorised as “Business”, in accordance with Section 518, sub-category “NOWRA”, in accordance with Section 529(1), for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(1), this rate be named “BUSINESS NOWRA”.

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of five hundred and eighty dollars ($580.00) per rateable assessment for the “BUSINESS NOWRA” sub category will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “BUSINESS NOWRA” rate in accordance with Section 537(b) [base amount percentage is 15.79%].

6.    Make an Ordinary Rate, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 0.30467c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of five hundred and eighty dollars ($580.00) per rateable assessment, in accordance with Section 537 of the Local Government Act 1993, on all rateable land in the City of Shoalhaven used or zoned for professional/commercial trade or industrial purposes, determined to be a centre of activity and categorised as “Business”, in accordance with Section 518, sub category “COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL”, in accordance with Section 529(1), for the period of 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of five hundred and eighty dollars ($580.00) per rateable assessment for the “BUSINESS –COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL” category will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “BUSINESS – COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL” rate in accordance with Section 537(b) [base amount percentage is 29.98%].

7.    Make an Ordinary Rate, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 0.09590c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of five hundred and eighty dollars ($580.00) per rateable assessment, in accordance with Section 537 of the Local Government Act 1993, on all rateable land categorised as “Farmland” sub category “DAIRY FARMERS”, in accordance with Section 515 AND 529(2)(a), for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(1), this rate be named “FARMLAND” sub category “DAIRY FARMERS”.

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of five hundred and eighty dollars ($580.00) per rateable assessment for the “FARMLAND –DAIRY FARMERS” category will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “FARMLAND – DAIRY FARMERS” rate in accordance with Section 537(b) [base amount percentage is 32.26%].

8.    Make a Special Rate, in accordance with Section 538, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 1.08993c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of two thousand six hundred and seventy four dollars ($2,674.00), for the cost of road upgrades required to enable property owners to develop their allotments in the Veron’s estate.  In accordance with Section 495(1), the special rate is to be levied only on those rateable properties with building entitlement within the Veron’s estate which, in the opinion of Council, derive special benefit and are subject to this rate, in accordance with Section 495(2) (a) (b) and (c).  The special rate be now made for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(2), this rate be named “VERON’S ROAD UPGRADE SPECIAL RATE – WITH BUILDING ENTITLEMENT”.

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of two thousand six hundred and seventy four dollars ($2,674.00) per rateable assessment for the “VERON’S ROAD UPGRADE SPECIAL RATE – WITH BUILDING ENTITLEMENT” will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “VERON’S ROAD UPGRADE SPECIAL RATE – WITH BUILDING ENTITLEMENT” in accordance with Section 537(b) [base amount percentage is 49.98%].

9.    Make a Special Rate, in accordance with Section 538, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 0.23668c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of two hundred and ninety seven dollars ($297.00), for the cost of the road upgrades in the Veron’s estate.  In accordance with Section 495(1), the special rate is to be levied only on those rateable properties without building entitlement within the Veron’s estate which, in the opinion of Council, derive special benefit and are subject to this rate in accordance with Section 495(2) (a) (b) and (c).  The special rate be now made for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(2), this rate be named “VERON’S ROAD UPGRADE SPECIAL RATE – WITHOUT BUILDING ENTITLEMENT”.

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of two hundred and ninety seven dollars ($297.00) per rateable assessment for the “VERON’S ROAD UPGRADE SPECIAL RATE – WITHOUT BUILDING ENTITLEMENT” will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “VERON’S ROAD UPGRADE SPECIAL RATE – WITHOUT BUILDING ENTITLEMENT” in accordance with Section 537(b) [base amount percentage is 49.84%].

10.  Make a Special Rate, in accordance with Section 538, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 0.17395c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of one hundred and twenty one dollars ($121.00) for the cost associated with the Nebraska road construction project.  In accordance with Section 495(1), the special rate is to be levied only on those rateable properties within the Nebraska estate which, in the opinion of Council, derive special benefit and are subject to this rate in accordance with Section 495(2) (a) (b) and (c).  The special rate be now made for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(2), this rate be named “NEBRASKA ROAD CONSTRUCTION SPECIAL RATE”. 

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of one hundred and twenty one dollars ($121.00) per rateable assessment for the “NEBRASKA ROAD CONSTRUCTION SPECIAL RATE” will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “JERBERRA ROAD E2 SPECIAL RATE” in accordance with Section 537(b) [base amount percentage is 49.98%].

11.  Make a Special Rate, in accordance with Section 538, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 3.16405c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of two thousand five hundred and fifty four dollars ($2,554.00) for the cost associated with the Jerberra road infrastructure project.  In accordance with Section 495(1), the special rate is to be levied only on those rateable properties within the Jerberra estate which, in the opinion of Council, derive special benefit and are subject to this rate in accordance with Section 495(2) (a) (b) and (c).  The special rate be now made for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(2), this rate be named “JERBERRA ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIAL RATE”. 

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of two thousand five hundred and fifty four dollars ($2,554.00) per rateable assessment for the “JERBERRA ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIAL RATE” will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “JERBERRA ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIAL RATE” in accordance with Section 53 (b) [base amount percentage is 49.98%].

12.  Make a Special Rate, in accordance with Section 538, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 1.06697c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of eight hundred and sixty dollars ($860.00) for the cost associated with the Jerberra electricity infrastructure project.  In accordance with Section 495(1), the special rate is to be levied only on those rateable properties within the Jerberra estate which, in the opinion of Council, derive special benefit and are subject to this rate in accordance with Section 495(2) (a) (b) and (c).  The special rate be now made for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(2), this rate be named “JERBERRA ELECTRICITY INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIAL RATE”. 

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of eight hundred and sixty dollars ($860.00) per rateable assessment for the “JERBERRA ELECTRICITY INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIAL RATE” will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “JERBERRA ELECTRICITY INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIAL RATE” in accordance with Section 537(b) [base amount percentage is 49.95%].

13.  Make a Special Rate, in accordance with Section 538, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 7.75712c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of six hundred and forty five dollars ($645.00) for the cost associated with the Jerberra Road E2 infrastructure project.  In accordance with Section 495(1) the special rate is to be levied only on those rateable properties within the Jerberra estate which, in the opinion of Council, derive special benefit and are subject to this rate in accordance with Section 495(2) (a) (b) and (c).  The special rate be now made for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(2), this rate be named “JERBERRA ROAD E2 SPECIAL RATE”. 

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of six hundred and forty five dollars ($645.00) per rateable assessment for the “JERBERRA ROAD E2 SPECIAL RATE” will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “JERBERRA ROAD E2 SPECIAL RATE” in accordance with Section 537(b) [base amount percentage is 49.97%].

14.  Make a Special Rate, in accordance with Section 538, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 0.03244c for each dollar of rateable land value to meet the costs of business promotions for the Sussex Inlet area and surrounds, in accordance with Section 495(1), which in the opinion of Council is of special benefit to the rateable assessments subject to the rate in accordance with Section 495(2) (a) (b) and (c).  The special rate be now made for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(2), this rate be named “SUSSEX AREA SPECIAL RATE”.

15.  Make an Annual Charge for Water Usage and Water Availability, in accordance with Section 502 and 552(1) (a) and (b), for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, comprising a Water Usage Charge of $1.70 per kilolitre for all residential, commercial and Community Service Obligation categorised properties and a Water Availability Charge based on water meter size:

Size of Water Meter Service Connection

Charge 2017/18

20 mm (all residential customers)

$82.00

25 mm

$129.00

32mm

$211.00

40mm

$330.00

50mm

$515.00

80mm

$1,318.00

100mm

$2,060.00

150mm

$4,635.00

200mm

$8,240.00

Properties with multiple water meter service connections will be levied an availability charge for each connection.  In accordance with Section 552 of the Local Government Act 1993, any vacant land where the service is available will be levied an availability charge.

The charges be named “WATER USAGE CHARGE” and “WATER AVAILABILITY CHARGE”, in accordance with Section 543(3).

16.  Make an Annual Charge for Wastewater Usage and Wastewater Availability, in accordance with Section 502 and 552(3), for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, comprising a Wastewater Usage Charge of $1.60 per kilolitre for all residential, commercial and Community Service Obligation categorised properties and a Wastewater Availability Charge based on water meter size:

Size of Water Meter Service Connection

Charge 2017/18

20 mm

$830.00

25 mm

$1,161.00

32mm

$1,775.00

40mm

$2,355.00

50mm

$3,320.00

80mm

$6,855.00

100mm

$9,822.00

150mm

$16,922.00

200mm

$26,252.00

Properties with multiple water meter service connections will be levied a wastewater availability charge for each connection.  In accordance with Section 552 of the Local Government Act 1993, any vacant land where the service is available will be levied an availability charge.

The charges be named “WASTEWATER USAGE CHARGE” and “WASTEWATER AVAILABILITY CHARGE”, in accordance with Section 543(3).

17.  Make an Annual Charge for the availability of a Domestic Waste Management Service, pursuant to Sections 496 and 501 of the Local Government Act 1993, for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, on all rateable properties categorised as residential for rating purposes and comprising of a building which is deemed to be a dwelling and located within the defined (urban) waste collection area.

The amount for the standard residential domestic waste management service be $333 for one 120 litre mobile garbage bin (MGB) for landfill waste (weekly service) and one 240 litre MGB for recycling (fortnightly service).

In accordance with Section 543(3), the charge be named “DOMESTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT CHARGE”.

18.  Make an Annual Charge for a Rural Domestic Waste Collection Service, pursuant to Sections 496 and 501 of the Local Government Act 1993, for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, on rateable properties comprising of a building which is deemed to be a dwelling and located outside of the defined (urban) waste collection area, and opt for the rural domestic waste collection service.

The amount for the rural domestic waste collection service be $333 for one 120 litre mobile garbage bin (MGB) for landfill waste and one 120 litre MGB for recycling (weekly service).  For a higher annual charge of $584, the 120 litre landfill bin may be substituted for a 240 litre landfill bin.  For a lower annual charge of $252, the 120 litre landfill bin may be substituted for an 80 litre landfill bin.

In accordance with Section 543(3), the charge be named “RURAL DOMESTIC WASTE COLLECTION CHARGE”.

19.  Make an Annual Charge, pursuant to Section 496 of the Local Government Act 1993, for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, of $67.00 per assessment for administration and new works associated with future provision of domestic waste management services.  The charge to be applied to any domestic assessments which have any boundary adjacent to a road receiving an urban domestic waste management service and

1.  Does not have a dwelling situated thereon, or

2.  The closest point of the dwelling is 100 metres or more from the boundary of the road and the ratepayer chooses not to receive a domestic waste management service.

In accordance with Section 543(3), the charge be named “NEW WORKS WASTE MANAGEMENT AVAILABILITY CHARGE”.

20.  Make an Annual Charge for Stormwater Management Services, pursuant to Section 496A of the Local Government Act 1993, for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, of $25.00 per eligible residential or business rate assessment and $12.50 per strata assessment.  In accordance with Section 543(3), the charge be named “STORMWATER MANAGEMENT SERVICE CHARGE”.

21.  Make an Interest Rate of 7.5%, pursuant to Section 566(3) of the Local Government Act 1993, for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, being the maximum interest rate chargeable on overdue rates and charges, accruing daily on a simple interest basis.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Gartner / Clr White)                                                                                   MIN17.520

 

That Council resolve to make rates and charges in accordance with Section 535 of the Local Government Act 1993:

1.    Make an Ordinary Rate, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 0.21684c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of five hundred and eighty dollars ($580.00) per rateable assessment, in accordance with Section 537 of the Local Government Act 1993, on all rateable land categorised as “Residential”, in accordance with Section 516, for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(1), this rate be named “RESIDENTIAL”.

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of five hundred and eighty dollars ($580.00) per rateable assessment for the “RESIDENTIAL” category will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “RESIDENTIAL” rate in accordance with Section 537(b) [base amount percentage is 49.93%]

2.    Make an Ordinary Rate, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 0.31581c for each dollar of rateable land value be made on all rateable land in the City of Shoalhaven, in accordance with Section 518 of the Local Government Act 1993: “Land is to be categorised as ‘business’ if it cannot be categorised as farmland, residential or mining”.  Excepting all rateable land in the sub categories of Commercial/Industrial and Nowra, an ordinary rate be now made for the period of 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(1), this rate be named “BUSINESS”.

3.    Make an Ordinary Rate, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 0.18836c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of five hundred and eighty dollars ($580.00) per rateable assessment, in accordance with Section 537 of the Local Government Act 1993, on all rateable land categorised as “Farmland”, in accordance with Section 515, for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(1), this rate be named “FARMLAND”.

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of five hundred and eighty dollars ($580.00) per rateable assessment for the “FARMLAND” category will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “FARMLAND” rate in accordance with Section 537 (b) [base amount percentage is 24.75%].

4.    Make an Ordinary Rate, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 0.21684c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of forty three dollars ($43.00) per rateable assessment, in accordance with Section 537 of the Local Government Act 1993, on all rateable land in the City of Shoalhaven which is zoned so as not to permit any building (i.e.; Small Lot Rural Subdivisions) and categorised as “Residential”, in accordance with Section 516, sub category “NON-URBAN”, in accordance with Section 529(2)(b), for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of forty three dollars ($43.00) per rateable assessment for the “RESIDENTIAL NON-URBAN” category will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “RESIDENTIAL NON-URBAN” rate in accordance with Section 537(b) [base amount percentage is 42.98%].

5.    Make an Ordinary Rate, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 0.66515c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of five hundred and eighty dollars ($580.00) per rateable assessment, in accordance with Section 537 of the Local Government Act 1993, on all rateable land in the City of Shoalhaven determined to be a centre of activity and categorised as “Business”, in accordance with Section 518, sub-category “NOWRA”, in accordance with Section 529(1), for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(1), this rate be named “BUSINESS NOWRA”.

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of five hundred and eighty dollars ($580.00) per rateable assessment for the “BUSINESS NOWRA” sub category will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “BUSINESS NOWRA” rate in accordance with Section 537(b) [base amount percentage is 15.79%].

6.    Make an Ordinary Rate, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 0.30467c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of five hundred and eighty dollars ($580.00) per rateable assessment, in accordance with Section 537 of the Local Government Act 1993, on all rateable land in the City of Shoalhaven used or zoned for professional/commercial trade or industrial purposes, determined to be a centre of activity and categorised as “Business”, in accordance with Section 518, sub category “COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL”, in accordance with Section 529(1), for the period of 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of five hundred and eighty dollars ($580.00) per rateable assessment for the “BUSINESS –COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL” category will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “BUSINESS – COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL” rate in accordance with Section 537(b) [base amount percentage is 29.98%].

7.    Make an Ordinary Rate, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 0.09590c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of five hundred and eighty dollars ($580.00) per rateable assessment, in accordance with Section 537 of the Local Government Act 1993, on all rateable land categorised as “Farmland” sub category “DAIRY FARMERS”, in accordance with Section 515 AND 529(2)(a), for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(1), this rate be named “FARMLAND” sub category “DAIRY FARMERS”.

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of five hundred and eighty dollars ($580.00) per rateable assessment for the “FARMLAND –DAIRY FARMERS” category will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “FARMLAND – DAIRY FARMERS” rate in accordance with Section 537(b) [base amount percentage is 32.26%].

8.    Make a Special Rate, in accordance with Section 538, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 1.08993c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of two thousand six hundred and seventy four dollars ($2,674.00), for the cost of road upgrades required to enable property owners to develop their allotments in the Veron’s estate.  In accordance with Section 495(1), the special rate is to be levied only on those rateable properties with building entitlement within the Veron’s estate which, in the opinion of Council, derive special benefit and are subject to this rate, in accordance with Section 495(2) (a) (b) and (c).  The special rate be now made for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(2), this rate be named “VERON’S ROAD UPGRADE SPECIAL RATE – WITH BUILDING ENTITLEMENT”.

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of two thousand six hundred and seventy four dollars ($2,674.00) per rateable assessment for the “VERON’S ROAD UPGRADE SPECIAL RATE – WITH BUILDING ENTITLEMENT” will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “VERON’S ROAD UPGRADE SPECIAL RATE – WITH BUILDING ENTITLEMENT” in accordance with Section 537(b) [base amount percentage is 49.98%].

9.    Make a Special Rate, in accordance with Section 538, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 0.23668c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of two hundred and ninety seven dollars ($297.00), for the cost of the road upgrades in the Veron’s estate.  In accordance with Section 495(1), the special rate is to be levied only on those rateable properties without building entitlement within the Veron’s estate which, in the opinion of Council, derive special benefit and are subject to this rate in accordance with Section 495(2) (a) (b) and (c).  The special rate be now made for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(2), this rate be named “VERON’S ROAD UPGRADE SPECIAL RATE – WITHOUT BUILDING ENTITLEMENT”.

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of two hundred and ninety seven dollars ($297.00) per rateable assessment for the “VERON’S ROAD UPGRADE SPECIAL RATE – WITHOUT BUILDING ENTITLEMENT” will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “VERON’S ROAD UPGRADE SPECIAL RATE – WITHOUT BUILDING ENTITLEMENT” in accordance with Section 537(b) [base amount percentage is 49.84%].

10.  Make a Special Rate, in accordance with Section 538, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 0.17395c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of one hundred and twenty one dollars ($121.00) for the cost associated with the Nebraska road construction project.  In accordance with Section 495(1), the special rate is to be levied only on those rateable properties within the Nebraska estate which, in the opinion of Council, derive special benefit and are subject to this rate in accordance with Section 495(2) (a) (b) and (c).  The special rate be now made for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(2), this rate be named “NEBRASKA ROAD CONSTRUCTION SPECIAL RATE”. 

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of one hundred and twenty one dollars ($121.00) per rateable assessment for the “NEBRASKA ROAD CONSTRUCTION SPECIAL RATE” will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “JERBERRA ROAD CONSTRUCTION SPECIAL RATE” in accordance with Section 537(b) [base amount percentage is 49.98%].

11.  Make a Special Rate, in accordance with Section 538, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 3.16405c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of two thousand five hundred and fifty four dollars ($2,554.00) for the cost associated with the Jerberra road infrastructure project.  In accordance with Section 495(1), the special rate is to be levied only on those rateable properties within the Jerberra estate which, in the opinion of Council, derive special benefit and are subject to this rate in accordance with Section 495(2) (a) (b) and (c).  The special rate be now made for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(2), this rate be named “JERBERRA ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIAL RATE”. 

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of two thousand five hundred and fifty four dollars ($2,554.00) per rateable assessment for the “JERBERRA ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIAL RATE” will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “JERBERRA ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIAL RATE” in accordance with Section 53 (b) [base amount percentage is 49.98%].

12.  Make a Special Rate, in accordance with Section 538, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 1.06697c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of eight hundred and sixty dollars ($860.00) for the cost associated with the Jerberra electricity infrastructure project.  In accordance with Section 495(1), the special rate is to be levied only on those rateable properties within the Jerberra estate which, in the opinion of Council, derive special benefit and are subject to this rate in accordance with Section 495(2) (a) (b) and (c).  The special rate be now made for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(2), this rate be named “JERBERRA ELECTRICITY INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIAL RATE”. 

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of eight hundred and sixty dollars ($860.00) per rateable assessment for the “JERBERRA ELECTRICITY INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIAL RATE” will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “JERBERRA ELECTRICITY INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIAL RATE” in accordance with Section 537(b) [base amount percentage is 49.95%].

13.  Make a Special Rate, in accordance with Section 538, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 7.75712c for each dollar of rateable land value in addition to a base amount of six hundred and forty five dollars ($645.00) for the cost associated with the Jerberra Road E2 infrastructure project.  In accordance with Section 495(1) the special rate is to be levied only on those rateable properties within the Jerberra estate which, in the opinion of Council, derive special benefit and are subject to this rate in accordance with Section 495(2) (a) (b) and (c).  The special rate be now made for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(2), this rate be named “JERBERRA ROAD E2 SPECIAL RATE”. 

Further, to comply with Section 500 of the Act, the total amount payable by the levying of the base amount of six hundred and forty five dollars ($645.00) per rateable assessment for the “JERBERRA ROAD E2 SPECIAL RATE” will not produce more than 50% of the total amount payable by the levying of the “JERBERRA ROAD E2 SPECIAL RATE” in accordance with Section 537(b) [base amount percentage is 49.97%].

14.  Make a Special Rate, in accordance with Section 538, consisting of an ad valorem rate of 0.03244c for each dollar of rateable land value to meet the costs of business promotions for the Sussex Inlet area and surrounds, in accordance with Section 495(1), which in the opinion of Council is of special benefit to the rateable assessments subject to the rate in accordance with Section 495(2) (a) (b) and (c).  The special rate be now made for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and, in accordance with Section 543(2), this rate be named “SUSSEX AREA SPECIAL RATE”.

15.  Make an Annual Charge for Water Usage and Water Availability, in accordance with Section 502 and 552(1) (a) and (b), for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, comprising a Water Usage Charge of $1.70 per kilolitre for all residential, commercial and Community Service Obligation categorised properties and a Water Availability Charge based on water meter size:

Size of Water Meter Service Connection

Charge 2017/18

20 mm (all residential customers)

$82.00

25 mm

$129.00

32mm

$211.00

40mm

$330.00

50mm

$515.00

80mm

$1,318.00

100mm

$2,060.00

150mm

$4,635.00

200mm

$8,240.00

Properties with multiple water meter service connections will be levied an availability charge for each connection.  In accordance with Section 552 of the Local Government Act 1993, any vacant land where the service is available will be levied an availability charge.

The charges be named “WATER USAGE CHARGE” and “WATER AVAILABILITY CHARGE”, in accordance with Section 543(3).

16.  Make an Annual Charge for Wastewater Usage and Wastewater Availability, in accordance with Section 502 and 552(3), for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, comprising a Wastewater Usage Charge of $1.60 per kilolitre for all residential, commercial and Community Service Obligation categorised properties and a Wastewater Availability Charge based on water meter size:

Size of Water Meter Service Connection

Charge 2017/18

20 mm

$830.00

25 mm

$1,161.00

32mm

$1,775.00

40mm

$2,355.00

50mm

$3,320.00

80mm

$6,855.00

100mm

$9,822.00

150mm

$16,922.00

200mm

$26,252.00

Properties with multiple water meter service connections will be levied a wastewater availability charge for each connection.  In accordance with Section 552 of the Local Government Act 1993, any vacant land where the service is available will be levied an availability charge.

The charges be named “WASTEWATER USAGE CHARGE” and “WASTEWATER AVAILABILITY CHARGE”, in accordance with Section 543(3).

17.  Make an Annual Charge for the availability of a Domestic Waste Management Service, pursuant to Sections 496 and 501 of the Local Government Act 1993, for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, on all rateable properties categorised as residential for rating purposes and comprising of a building which is deemed to be a dwelling and located within the defined (urban) waste collection area.

The amount for the standard residential domestic waste management service be $333 for one 120 litre mobile garbage bin (MGB) for landfill waste (weekly service) and one 240 litre MGB for recycling (fortnightly service).

In accordance with Section 543(3), the charge be named “DOMESTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT CHARGE”.

18.  Make an Annual Charge for a Rural Domestic Waste Collection Service, pursuant to Sections 496 and 501 of the Local Government Act 1993, for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, on rateable properties comprising of a building which is deemed to be a dwelling and located outside of the defined (urban) waste collection area, and opt for the rural domestic waste collection service.

The amount for the rural domestic waste collection service be $333 for one 120 litre mobile garbage bin (MGB) for landfill waste and one 120 litre MGB for recycling (weekly service).  For a higher annual charge of $584, the 120 litre landfill bin may be substituted for a 240 litre landfill bin.  For a lower annual charge of $252, the 120 litre landfill bin may be substituted for an 80 litre landfill bin.

In accordance with Section 543(3), the charge be named “RURAL DOMESTIC WASTE COLLECTION CHARGE”.

19.  Make an Annual Charge, pursuant to Section 496 of the Local Government Act 1993, for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, of $67.00 per assessment for administration and new works associated with future provision of domestic waste management services.  The charge to be applied to any domestic assessments which have any boundary adjacent to a road receiving an urban domestic waste management service and

1.  Does not have a dwelling situated thereon, or

2.  The closest point of the dwelling is 100 metres or more from the boundary of the road and the ratepayer chooses not to receive a domestic waste management service.

In accordance with Section 543(3), the charge be named “NEW WORKS WASTE MANAGEMENT AVAILABILITY CHARGE”.

20.  Make an Annual Charge for Stormwater Management Services, pursuant to Section 496A of the Local Government Act 1993, for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, of $25.00 per eligible residential or business rate assessment and $12.50 per strata assessment.  In accordance with Section 543(3), the charge be named “STORMWATER MANAGEMENT SERVICE CHARGE”.

21.  Make an Interest Rate of 7.5%, pursuant to Section 566(3) of the Local Government Act 1993, for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, being the maximum interest rate chargeable on overdue rates and charges, accruing daily on a simple interest basis.

For:             Clr Findley, Clr Gash, Clr Wells, Clr White, Clr Levett, Clr Cheyne and Clr Gartner

Against:       Clr Guile, Clr Pakes, Clr Watson, Clr Kitchener and Clr Proudfoot

CARRIED

Note: A Rescission Motion was received on this item.

 

 

CL17.151   Swim and Fitness Service Levels - Nowra Aquatic Park - DPOP Community Engagement Outcomes

HPERM Ref: D17/173148

Recommendation

That Council:

1.    Within the Shoalhaven Swim & Fitness area, maintain the operation of:

a.    Bomaderry Aquatic Centre 25 metre indoor pool – all year

b.    Bomaderry Aquatic Centre 50 metre outdoor pool – all year

c.    Nowra Aquatic Park become a seasonal pool, i.e., operate 1 November until 31 March each year – note closing 30 June 2017

d.    To be funded within existing 2017/18 budgets and ongoing

2.    Receive the results of the survey for Shoalhaven Swim & Fitness (Bomaderry Aquatic Centre and Nowra Aquatic Park) for information.

 

Motion (Clr Gartner / Clr Cheyne)

That:

1.    Within the Shoalhaven Swim & Fitness area, Council maintain the operation of:

a.    Bomaderry Aquatic Centre 25 metre indoor pool – all year

b.    Bomaderry Aquatic Centre 50 metre outdoor pool – all year

c.    Nowra Aquatic Park become a seasonal pool, ie, operate 1 November until 31 March each year – note closing 30 June 2017

d.    To be funded within existing 2017/18 budgets and ongoing

2.    Council receive the results of the survey for Shoalhaven Swim & Fitness (Bomaderry Aquatic Centre and Nowra Aquatic Park) for information.

For:             Clr Findley, Clr Cheyne and Clr Gartner

Against:    Clr Gash, Clr Wells, Clr White, Clr Levett, Clr Guile, Clr Pakes, Clr Watson, Clr Kitchener and Clr Proudfoot

lost

 

RESOLVED (Clr Guile / Clr Wells)                                                                                       MIN17.521

That in relation to the Swim and Fitness Service Levels - Nowra Aquatic Park - DPOP Community Engagement Outcomes:

1.      Both the Nowra Aquatic Park and Bomaderry Aquatic Centre be open as a year round facility.

2.      Council consider a change in operating hours for both Nowra Aquatic Park and Bomaderry Aquatic Centre to meet demands

3.      Up to $313,000 be secured from the General Fund Budget to fund the additional operating hours

For:             Clr Findley, Clr Gash, Clr Wells, Clr White, Clr Levett, Clr Guile, Clr Pakes, Clr Watson and Clr Proudfoot

Against:    Clr Cheyne, Clr Gartner and Clr Kitchener

CARRIED

 

 

CL17.152   Family Day Care Services - DPOP Community Engagement Outcomes

HPERM Ref: D17/173153

Recommendation

That Council:

1.    Receive the results of the survey for Family Day Care Services for information

2.    Continue to work towards meeting the performance targets to improve services Family Day Care provides and report back in April 2018 when more clarity around federal funding is available.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Wells / Clr Gash)                                                                                       MIN17.522

That Council:

1.    Receive the results of the survey for Family Day Care Services for information

2.    Continue to work towards meeting the performance targets to improve services Family Day Care provides and report back in April 2018 when more clarity around federal funding is available.

CARRIED

 

 

CL17.153   Chapter 4 Integrated Strategic Plan- DPOP Fees and Charges

HPERM Ref: D17/173158

Recommendation

That:

1.    Council adopts the Fees, Charges and Rentals 2017-2018 as advertised with the changes as detailed in this report.

2.    The new fees not previously advertised as detailed below be advertised for 28 days and adopted after this time, with any submissions being reported to Council.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Gash / Clr White)                                                                                      MIN17.523

That:

1.    Council adopts the Fees, Charges and Rentals 2017-2018 as advertised with the changes as detailed in this report.

2.    The new fees not previously advertised as detailed below be advertised for 28 days and adopted after this time, with any submissions being reported to Council.

For:             Clr Findley, Clr Gash, Clr Wells, Clr White, Clr Levett, Clr Cheyne, Clr Gartner and Clr Watson

Against:    Clr Guile, Clr Pakes, Clr Kitchener and Clr Proudfoot

CARRIED

 

 

CL17.154   Chapter 5 Integrated Strategic Plan-Budget and Capital Works

HPERM Ref: D17/173162

Recommendation

That Council adopts Chapter 5 of the Draft Integrated Strategic Plan – Budget and Capital Works with the changes as detailed in this report.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Gartner / Clr White)                                                                                   MIN17.524

That Council adopts Chapter 5 of the Draft Integrated Strategic Plan – Budget and Capital Works with the changes as detailed in this report.

CARRIED

 

RESOLVED (Clr Gartner / Clr White)                                                                                   MIN17.525

That Council allocate an additional $50,000 for staffing resources for the Sustainable Futures Committee to apply for Grant funding and this to be funded from the Water Fund.

For:             Clr Findley, Clr Gash, Clr Wells, Clr White, Clr Levett, Clr Cheyne, Clr Gartner, Clr Watson and Clr Proudfoot

Against:    Clr Guile, Clr Pakes and Clr Kitchener

CARRIED

 

RESOLVED (Clr Gartner / Clr White)                                                                                   MIN17.526

That Council allocate $165,000 from Section 94 Contributions for the Berry District Park.

CARRIED

 

RESOLVED (Clr Gartner / Clr White)                                                                                   MIN17.527

That $280,000 be allocated for Swim and Fitness for extended hours of operation for the Nowra Aquatic Park as outlined below:

·         $100,000 from Shoalhaven Community and Recreations Precinct which is funded by Section 94 Contributions;

·         $80,000 from part year rating income; and

·         $94,000 Federal Assistance Grant interest.

CARRIED

 

RESOLVED (Clr Gartner / Clr White)                                                                                   MIN17.528

That:

1.      $20,000 be allocated to the Berry Heritage Studies and that funds be sourced from the 1 year delay of the Lady Denman Masterplan Project;

2.      $40,000 be allocated to the Milton Croquet Facilities and that funds be drawn from the 1 year delay of the Paringa Park Masterplan Project and Lady Denman Masterplan Project;

3.      The next 3 budget cycles, the Council will work together to reduce the deficit currently faced by the Council.

4.      Prior to the next budget, that full day Budget Briefings/Workshops be scheduled for all Councillors to facilitate detailed discussion of Budget matters.

CARRIED

 

RESOLVED (Clr Gartner / Clr White)                                                                                   MIN17.529

That $30,000 be allocated for funding the maintenance costs for the water quality buoys from the reduction in the road tree planting budget for 1 year.

CARRIED

 

 

CL17.155   Chapter 6 Integrated Strategic Plan - Resourcing Strategy

HPERM Ref: D17/179451

Recommendation

That the Resourcing Strategy 2017/2027 be adopted and made publicly available as Chapter 6 of the Integrated Strategic Plan.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Wells / Clr White)                                                                                      MIN17.530

That the Resourcing Strategy 2017/2027 be adopted and made publicly available as Chapter 6 of the Integrated Strategic Plan.

CARRIED

 

      

 

Note: A Rescission Motion was received in relation to CL17.149 - Special Rate Variation- IPART Decision and CL17.150 - Chapter 3 Integrated Strategic Plan - Revenue Policy - Making of Rates and Charges. They will be considered at an Extra Ordinary Meeting on Thursday 15 June 2017 at 4.15pm in the Council Chambers.

 

 

 

There being no further business, the meeting concluded, the time being 10.21pm.

 

 

Clr Findley

CHAIRPERSON