Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting

 

 

Meeting Date:     Tuesday, 24 October 2017

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

Time:                   5.00pm

 

 

The following members were present:

 

Clr Amanda Findley - Chairperson

Clr Joanna Gash

Clr John Wells

Clr Patricia White

Clr Kaye Gartner

Clr Nina Cheyne

Clr John Levett

Clr Andrew Guile

Clr Mitchell Pakes

Clr Greg Watson – left the meeting, 7.02pm

Clr Bob Proudfoot

 

  

 

The meeting was opened by an Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians by the Chairperson, followed with a Prayer by Pastor Jason Smith – City Church Nowra and the playing of the Australian National Anthem.

 

 

Apologies / Leave of Absence

 

Apologies were received from Clr Alldrick and Clr Kitchener for this meeting.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Guile / Clr White)                                                                                       MIN17.917

 

That a leave of absence request for Clr Alldrick and Clr Kitchener be granted.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Confirmation of the Minutes

RESOLVED (Clr Guile / Clr Pakes)                                                                                      MIN17.918

 

That the Minutes of the the Extra Ordinary Meeting held on Tuesday 17 October 2017 be confirmed.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Declarations of Interest

 

Clr Proudfoot – CL17.291 Development Application – 23 Seasongood Road, Woollamia – Lot 113A DP 15266 – less than significant non pecuniary interest declaration – he is a member of the Shoalhaven Independents and both himself and Councillor Watson were elected as Councillors in 2016, he does not stand to gain or lose financially – will remain in the room and will take part in discussion and vote.

 

Clr Pakes – CL17.291 Development Application – 23 Seasongood Road, Woollamia – Lot 113A DP 15266 – less than significant non pecuniary interest declaration – he is a member of the Shoalhaven Independents and both himself and Councillor Watson were elected as Councillors in 2016, he does not stand to gain or lose financially – will remain in the room and will take part in discussion and vote.

 

Clr Guile – CL17.291 Development Application – 23 Seasongood Road, Woollamia – Lot 113A DP 15266 – less than significant non pecuniary interest declaration – he and Clr Watson ran on the same ticket and both himself and Councillor Watson were elected as Councillors in 2016, he does not stand to gain or lose financially – will remain in the room and will take part in discussion and vote.

 

Clr Watson – CL17.291 Development Application – 23 Seasongood Road, Woollamia – Lot 113A DP 15266 – pecuniary interest declaration – as he and his wife own the property at 23 Seasongood Road, Woollamia and the decision may impact on the value of his property

– will leave the room and will not take part in discussion and vote.

 

Clr Wells – CL17.295 Pathway to Financial Sustainability – Special Rates Variation - less than significant non pecuniary interest declaration – Council provides a donation for the Illawarra Academy of Sport of which he is the president – will remain in the room and will take part in the discussion and vote.

 

 

Deputations and Presentations

 

Presentation of Petitions

Clr Watson presented a petition containing 158 signatures which states:

We, the undersigned, call on the Mayor, General Manager and Councillors of Shoalhaven City Council to agree to seal 400 meters Birriga Avenue North from the Wool Road with either a sacrificial seal or a permanent seal.

 

Note: Acting Director Assets and Works undertook to advise Councillors if this was possible in existing budget program.

 

Mr Alex Kelly addressed the meeting in relation to CL17.291 Development Application – 23 Seasongood Road, Woollamia – Lot 113A DP 15266.

 

Note: Clr Watson – CL17.291 Development Application – 23 Seasongood Road, Woollamia – Lot 113A DP 15266 – pecuniary interest declaration – as he and his wife own the property at 23 Seasongood Road, Woollamia and the decision may impact on the value of his property

– left the room during the deputation.

 

Procedural Motion - Bring Item Forward

RESOLVED (Clr Pakes / Clr Gash)                                                                                      MIN17.919

That the matter of item CL17.291 Development Application – 23 Seasongood Road, Woollamia – Lot 113A DP 15266 be brought forward for consideration.

CARRIED

 

CL17.291   Development Application – 23 Seasongood Road, Woollamia – Lot 113A DP 15266

HPERM Ref: D17/293702

Note: Clr Watson – CL17.291 Development Application – 23 Seasongood Road, Woollamia – Lot 113A DP 15266 – pecuniary interest declaration – as he and his wife own the property at 23 Seasongood Road, Woollamia and the decision may impact on the value of his property

– had left the room and did not take part in the discussion and vote.

Recommendation (Item to be determined under delegated authority)

That Council resolve to approve Development Application DA16/1433 for the Staged Construction of a Replacement Dwelling House – Stage 1 Nomination of Building Envelope and Demolition of Existing Dwelling House at Lot 113A DP 15266 No.23 Seasongood Road, Woollamia by way of deferred commencement consent and subject to the conditions attached to this report (Attachment 7).

 

RESOLVED (Clr Wells / Clr Gash)                                                                                       MIN17.920

That Council:

1.      Support the development on the basis that the proposal satisfies the performance criteria contained in 4.3.5 of  Planning for Bushfire Protection 2006; and

2.      Resolve to approve Development Application DA16/1433 for the Staged Construction of a Replacement Dwelling House – Stage 1 Nomination of Building Envelope and Demolition of Existing Dwelling House at Lot 113A DP 15266 No.23 Seasongood Road, Woollamia subject to the draft (operational) conditions attached to this report (Attachment 8) with the removal of Condition Number 4 of the draft conditions of consent.

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

Against:    Clr Findley and Clr Cheyne

CARRIED

 

 

 

Notices of Motion / Questions on Notice

 

CL17.281   Notice of Motion - State / Federal Government - "Cost Shifting"

HPERM Ref: D17/342723

Note: Clr Watson returned to the room, the time being 5.31pm.

Recommendation

That Council staff prepare a report on the areas of significant “cost shifting” from either State or Federal Governments over at least the past ten years.

 

MOTION (Clr Proudfoot / Clr Pakes)                                                                                    MIN17.921

That Council staff prepare a report on the areas of significant “cost shifting” from either State or Federal Governments over at least the past ten years.

For:             Clr Findley, Clr Levett, Clr Pakes, Clr Watson and Clr Proudfoot

Against:       Clr Gash, Clr Wells, Clr White, Clr Gartner, Clr Cheyne and Clr Guile

LOST

 

 

 

Report of the Strategy & Assets Committee - 17 October 2017

 

SA17.260   Notice of Motion - Callala Beach Shared Pathways

HPERM Ref: D17/332618

Recommendation

That Council:

1.    Provide $25,000 to the Callala Beach Progress Association for the completion of the Callala Beach to Myola share pathway prior to Christmas 2017.

2.    Funding to be allocated from:

a.    $10,000 project allocation 2017/18 Community pathway funding

b.    $10,000 project allocation 2018/19 Community pathway funding

c.    $  5,000 Quarterly review September

d.    Or an alternative revenue source

3.    Council to assist with the survey of the centre line of the path for the construction purposes.

4.    Council thank and congratulate the Callala Beach Progress Association for going above and beyond in making this project a success, with the end result being a truly unique piece of community infrastructure.

RESOLVED (Clr Pakes / Clr Wells)                                                                                      MIN17.922

That Council:

1.    Provide $25,000 to the Callala Beach Progress Association for the completion of the Callala Beach to Myola share pathway prior to Christmas 2017.

2.    Funding to be allocated from:

a.    $10,000 project allocation 2017/18 Community pathway funding

b.    $10,000 project allocation 2018/19 Community pathway funding

c.    $  5,000 Quarterly review September

d.    Or an alternative revenue source

3.    Council to assist with the survey of the centre line of the path for the construction purposes.

4.    Council thank and congratulate the Callala Beach Progress Association for going above and beyond in making this project a success, with the end result being a truly unique piece of community infrastructure.

CARRIED

 

 

Items marked with an * were resolved ‘en block’.

 

SA17.264   Acquisition - Drainage Easement - Woollamia - Pt Lot 196 DP15266 -10 Pritchard Avenue

HPERM Ref: D17/300498

RESOLVED* (Clr Cheyne / Clr Pakes)                                                                                 MIN17.923

That Council:

1.    Resolve to acquire a 6 metre wide by 150 metre length Easement for Drainage over part of Lot 159 DP15266 at 10 Pritchard Avenue, Woollamia, as shown in Attachment 1;

2.    Pay compensation of $29,000 plus GST (if applicable) including all ancillary and reasonable legal costs associated with the acquisition, in accordance with the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991, from job number 85001; and

3.    Grant authority to affix the Common Seal of the Council of the City of Shoalhaven to any documents required to be sealed and the General Manager be authorised to sign any documentation necessary to give effect to the resolution.

CARRIED

 

 

SA17.265   Classification of Land - Lot 310 DP1234415 Kooyonga Close Mollymook Beach

HPERM Ref: D17/304290

RESOLVED* (Clr Cheyne / Clr Pakes)                                                                                 MIN17.924

That Council resolve to classify the land described as Lot 310 DP1234415 Kooyonga Close Mollymook Beach as Operational Land.

CARRIED

 

 

SA17.270   Additional Item - Shoalhaven Sporting Fees

Recommendation

That Council:

1.    Abandon any consideration of the imposition sporting field user fees and the General Manager not place this on the Agenda for the next 10 years

2.    Include from the rates increase $500,000pa to the upgrade of our sporting fields

 

Motion (Clr Cheyne / Clr Gartner)

That Council:

1.      Abandon the current proposal to charge additional fees to Shoalhaven Sporting groups.

2.      Use the current draft to continue discussions with ALL sporting codes as a conversation starter on how we can all work together to improve sports facilities for the benefit of all Shoalhaven residents.

3.      Include from the rates increase $500k to the upgrade of our sporting fields.

The Mayor raised and ruled a Point of Order against Clr Pakes for his comments that “nobody cares” and asked Clr Pakes to withdraw his comment.

Clr Pakes declined to withdraw, however, reworded his comment to “people only care about things of importance to certain people.”

Amendment (Clr Watson / Clr Proudfoot)

That Council:

1.    Abandon any consideration of the imposition sporting field user fees and the General Manager be requested not place this on the Agenda for the next 10 years

2.    Include from the rates increase $500,000pa to the upgrade of our sporting fields

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

Against:    Clr Findley, Clr Gartner, Clr Cheyne and Clr Levett

CARRIED

Amendment becomes the motion

The AMENDMENT Became the MOTION, however during debate was further amended prior to the resolution

RESOLVED (MOTION) (Clr Watson / Clr Proudfoot)                                                          MIN17.925

That Council:

1.    Abandon any consideration of the imposition sporting field user fees and the General Manager be requested not place this on the Agenda for the term of this council

2.    Include from the rates increase $500,000pa to the upgrade of our sporting fields

CARRIED

 

 

 

Report of the Nowra CBD Revitalisation Strategy Committee - 11 October 2017

 

Items marked with an * were resolved ‘en block’.

 

CBD17.44  Stewart Place Modifications

HPERM Ref: D17/320280

RESOLVED* (Clr Gash / Clr White)                                                                                     MIN17.926

That Council undertake works in relation to the painting of the galvanised railings in the Stewart place carpark the same colour as the CBD pot plants and furniture in Jelly Bean Park.

CARRIED

 

 

CBD17.49  Additional Item - Resignation of Sivan Mayhew and Membership appointment

RESOLVED* (Clr Gash / Clr White)                                                                                     MIN17.927

That Council:

1.    Accept the resignation from Sivan Mayhew; and

2.    Invite Wesley Hindmarsh to become a member of the Nowra CBD Revitalisation Strategy Committee.

CARRIED

Note: it was clarified that Mr Hindmarsh was a previous applicant.

 

 

Report of the Shoalhaven Traffic Committee - 10 October 2017

 

Items marked with an * were resolved ‘en block’.

 

TC17.73     No Stopping Zone - Intersection North St and Kalang Ave, Ulladulla (PN 3430)

HPERM Ref: D17/328865

RESOLVED* (Clr Pakes / Clr White)                                                                                    MIN17.928

That the General Manager (Director Assets and Works) be requested to arrange for the installation of a 31m (approx.) No Stopping zone on the northern side of North Street, east of the Kalang Avenue intersection, Ulladulla, as detailed in the attached plan TRAF2017/75.

CARRIED

 

 

 

TC17.74     Proposed No Stopping Zone - Coomea Street Bomaderry (PN 3435)

HPERM Ref: D17/329420

RESOLVED* (Clr Pakes / Clr White)                                                                                    MIN17.929

That the General Manager (Director Assets and Works) be requested to arrange for the installation of a 21m (approx.) No Stopping zone across the rear car park exit of 73 Meroo Street, extending 6m north and south of the access, on the eastern side of Coomea Street, Bomaderry, as detailed in the attached plan TRAF2017/76.

CARRIED

 

 

TC17.75     Proposed No Stopping Zone Extension - Parson St Ulladulla (PN 3436)

HPERM Ref: D17/329606

RESOLVED* (Clr Pakes / Clr White)                                                                                    MIN17.930

That the General Manager (Director Assets and Works) be requested to arrange for the Installation of a 24m (approx.) No Stopping zone across the commercial car park access located on the southern side of Parson Street, Ulladulla, as detailed in the attached plan TRAF2017/77.

CARRIED

 

 

TC17.76     Proposed Disabled Parking Space - River Rd Reserve Shoalhaven Heads (PN3438)

HPERM Ref: D17/329624

RESOLVED* (Clr Pakes / Clr White)                                                                                    MIN17.931

That the General Manager (Director Assets and Works) be requested to arrange for the installation of a dedicated parking space for people with disabilities and associated shared user zone in the wharf car park, River Road, Shoalhaven Heads as detailed in the attached plan TRAF2017/79.

CARRIED

 

 

TC17.77     Proposed Disabled Parking Space - Community Centre Car Park - Shoalhaven Heads Rd Shoalhaven Heads (PN3439)

HPERM Ref: D17/329643

RESOLVED* (Clr Pakes / Clr White)                                                                                    MIN17.932

That the General Manager (Director Assets and Works) be requested to arrange for the installation of three dedicated parking spaces for people with disabilities, and associated shared zones in the car park adjacent to the Shoalhaven Heads Community Centre, Shoalhaven Heads Road, Shoalhaven Heads, as detailed in the attached plan TRAF2017/80.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reports

 

CL17.285   Investment Report September 2017

HPERM Ref: D17/336504

Recommendation

That the Report of the General Manager (Finance Corporate and Community Services Group) on the Record of Investments for the period to 30 September 2017 be received for information.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Wells / Clr Gartner)                                                                                   MIN17.933

That the Report of the General Manager (Finance Corporate and Community Services Group) on the Record of Investments for the period to 30 September 2017 be received for information.

CARRIED

 

 

CL17.286   Register of Pecuniary Interest Returns 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

HPERM Ref: D17/275100

Note: The General Manager advised that since the report had been written, returns have been received by James Caldwell and Ernie Royston.

Recommendation

That:

1.    The report regarding the Register of Pecuniary Interest Returns lodged for the period of 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 be received for information;

2.    The General Manager consider appropriate action in respect of any Designated Persons who have failed to provide their return for the period of 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Gash / Clr Cheyne)                                                                                   MIN17.934

That:

1.    The report regarding the Register of Pecuniary Interest Returns lodged for the period of 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 be received for information;

2.    The General Manager consider appropriate action in respect of any Designated Persons who have failed to provide their return for the period of 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

CARRIED

 

 

CL17.287   NIDS Housing Masterclass - National Housing Conference 2017

HPERM Ref: D17/337518

Recommendation

That Council

1.    Notes the details of the:

a.    NDIS Housing Masterclass scheduled for 28 November 2017.

b.    National Housing Conference scheduled for 29 November 2017 to 1 December 2017.

2.    Authorises available Councillors to attend the masterclass and/or conference and such attendance be deemed Council Business.

3.    Travel, registration fees, accommodation and all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses be met in accordance with its adopted policy.

4.    Request Councillors attending the conference to provide a written report within 30 days of returning from the conference.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Cheyne / Clr White)                                                                                   MIN17.935

That Council

1.    Notes the details of the:

a.    NDIS Housing Masterclass scheduled for 28 November 2017.

b.    National Housing Conference scheduled for 29 November 2017 to 1 December 2017.

2.    Authorises available Councillors to attend the masterclass and/or conference and such attendance be deemed Council Business.

3.    Travel, registration fees, accommodation and all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses be met in accordance with its adopted policy.

4.    Request Councillors attending the conference to provide a written report within 30 days of returning from the conference.

CARRIED

 

 

CL17.288   Local Government NSW - Annual Conference 2017 - Voting Delegates

HPERM Ref: D17/339155

Recommendation

That Council nominate voting delegates for the 2017 Local Government Annual Conference as follows:

1.    Five (5) Voters to vote in Board Elections

2.    Five (5) Voters to vote on Motions

 

RESOLVED (Clr Watson / Clr Gartner)                                                                                MIN17.936

That the Council voting delegates for the 2017 Local Government Annual Conference as follows for Board Elections and Motions be Councillors Findley, Levett, Gash, Wells and White.

CARRIED

 

 

CL17.289   Donation Request - Restoration Works - Samuel Elyard Paintings - Shoalhaven Historical Society

HPERM Ref: D17/341292

Note: Clr Watson left the meeting, the time being 7.02pm.

Recommendation

That Council consider a donation of $2,000 to the Shoalhaven Historical Society as a contribution towards the conservation costs of three Samuel Elyard art works.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Gartner / Clr Wells)                                                                                   MIN17.937

That Council grant a donation of $4000 to the Shoalhaven Historical Society as a contribution towards the conservation costs of three Samuel Elyard art works.

For:             Clr Findley, Clr Gash, Clr Wells, Clr Gartner, Clr Cheyne, Clr Levett, Clr Guile and Clr Pakes

Against:    Clr White and Clr Proudfoot

CARRIED

 

 

CL17.290   Donation Request - Fellowship of Australian Writers second and Third Prizes - Shoalhaven Literary Award

HPERM Ref: D17/341630

Recommendation

That Council consider an additional donation of $400 from the unallocated donations budget to Fellowship of Australian Writers to cover the second and third prizes of the 2018 Shoalhaven Literary Award.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Gartner / Clr Guile)                                                                                    MIN17.938

That Council grant an additional donation of $400 from the unallocated donations budget to Fellowship of Australian Writers to cover the second and third prizes of the 2018 Shoalhaven Literary Award.

CARRIED

 

 

CL17.291   Development Application – 23 Seasongood Road, Woollamia – Lot 113A DP 15266

HPERM Ref: D17/293702

 

Item dealt with earlier/later in the meeting see MIN17.920.

 

 

CL17.292   Shoalhaven Contributions Plan 2010 Review - Update

HPERM Ref: D17/325254

Recommendation

That Council

1.    Endorse the continuation of the review of the Shoalhaven Contribution Plan 2010 based on the outline set out in Attachment 1.

2.    Be briefed on the detail of the draft review of the Shoalhaven Contribution Plan 2010 prior to reporting to Council for adoption to enable it to proceed to public exhibition.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Wells / Clr White)                                                                                      MIN17.939

That Council

1.    Endorse the continuation of the review of the Shoalhaven Contribution Plan 2010 based on the outline set out in Attachment 1.

2.    Be briefed on the detail of the draft review of the Shoalhaven Contribution Plan 2010 prior to reporting to Council for adoption to enable it to proceed to public exhibition.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

Introduction of Items as Matters of Urgency

RESOLVED (Clr Wells / Clr Cheyne)                                                                                   MIN17.940

That the following addendum reports be introduced as matters of urgency:

1.       CL17.293 Report of the Childrens Services Reference Group - 16 October 2017

2.       CL17.294 Grant Programs

3.       CL17.295 Pathway to Financial Sustainability - Special Rates Variation

4.       CL17.296 Draft End of Year Financial Statements

5.       CL17.298 Report of the Sustainable Futures Committee - 12 October 2017

6.       CL17.297 Proposed Sale of Land

7.       CCL7.43 Proposed Sale of Land at Kerry Street, Sanctuary Point

CARRIED

 

The Chairperson ruled the matters as ones of urgency as they relate to urgent business of Council and allowed their introduction.

 

 

Addendum Reports

 

Report of the Childrens Services Reference Group - 16 October 2017

 

CS17.13     Revised Terms of Reference

HPERM Ref: D17/253148

Recommendation

That:

1.    The Children’s Services Reference Group adopt the Terms of Reference with the proposed amendments; and

2.    Insert a note to read as follows: Community representatives that do not attend three (3) meeting without an apology will be sent a reminder/courtesy letter advising that their membership will lapse unless they confirm their membership in writing.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Wells / Clr Cheyne)                                                                                   MIN17.941

That:

1.    The Children’s Services Reference Group adopt the Terms of Reference with the proposed amendments; and

2.    Insert a note to read as follows: Community representatives that do not attend three (3) meeting without an apology will be sent a reminder/courtesy letter advising that their membership will lapse unless they confirm their membership in writing.

CARRIED

 

 

CL17.294   Grant Programs

HPERM Ref: D17/341236

Recommendation

That Council note the report and councillors participate in the workshop on 22nd November before deciding what projects it will pursue under this grant program.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Levett / Clr Pakes)                                                                                    MIN17.942

That Council note the report and councillors participate in the workshop on 22nd November before deciding what projects it will pursue under this grant program.

CARRIED

 

 

Procedural Motion - Adjournment of Meeting

RESOLVED (Clr Pakes)                                                                                                       MIN17.943

That the meeting be adjourned for ten minutes.

CARRIED

 

Note: The meeting be adjourned, the time being 7.18pm.

Note: The meeting reconvened, the time being 7.33pm

 

When the following members were present:

Clr Amanda Findley - Chairperson

Clr Joanna Gash

Clr John Wells

Clr Patricia White

Clr Kaye Gartner

Clr Nina Cheyne

Clr John Levett

Clr Andrew Guile

Clr Mitchell Pakes

Clr Bob Proudfoot

 

 

CL17.295   Pathway to Financial Sustainability - Special Rates Variation

HPERM Ref: D17/343730

Clr Wells – CL17.295 Pathway to Financial Sustainability – Special Rates Variation - less than significant non pecuniary interest declaration – Council provides a donation for the Illawarra Academy of Sport of which he is the president – remained in the room and took part in the discussion and vote.

Recommendation

That Council:

1.    Adopt the proposed changes to the Integrated Strategic Plan, inclusive of the changes made to the Delivery Program, Operational Plan and Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP), for exhibition purposes;

2.    Publish the updated document and proceed with community engagement on the proposed document changes and its impact on the community.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Wells / Clr White)

That Council:

1.    Adopt the proposed changes to the Integrated Strategic Plan, inclusive of the changes made to the Delivery Program, Operational Plan and Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP), for exhibition purposes;

2.    Publish the updated document and proceed with community engagement on the proposed document changes and its impact on the community.

 

pROCEDURAL Motion (Clr Gartner / Clr Gash)

That the MOTION be PUT.

carried

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

Against:    Clr Pakes and Clr Proudfoot

THE MOTION WAS PUT and RESOLVED (Clr Wells / Clr White)                                   MIN17.944

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

Against:    Clr Guile, Clr Pakes and Clr Proudfoot

CARRIED

 

 

CL17.296   Draft End of Year Financial Statements

HPERM Ref: D17/347661

Recommendation

1.    That the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, the General Manager and the Responsible Accounting Officer sign statements on the preparation of the Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2017 in accordance with Section 413(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 and requirements under the Local Government Code of Accounting Practice and Financial Reporting Update No. 25.

2.    The draft Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2017 be referred to Council’s external auditor, Audit Office of New South Wales, in accordance with Section 413 of the Local Government Act 1993

3.    Council present its audited Financial Statements and Audit Report to the public at the Ordinary Meeting of Council to be held on Tuesday 28 November 2017 and, in accordance with section 418 of the Local Government Act 1993, public notice of this date be placed in local newspapers on Wednesday 8 November 2017.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Wells / Clr Gash)                                                                                       MIN17.945

1.    That the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, the General Manager and the Responsible Accounting Officer sign statements on the preparation of the Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2017 in accordance with Section 413(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 and requirements under the Local Government Code of Accounting Practice and Financial Reporting Update No. 25.

2.    The draft Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2017 be referred to Council’s external auditor, Audit Office of New South Wales, in accordance with Section 413 of the Local Government Act 1993

3.    Council present its audited Financial Statements and Audit Report to the public at the Ordinary Meeting of Council to be held on Tuesday 28 November 2017 and, in accordance with section 418 of the Local Government Act 1993, public notice of this date be placed in local newspapers on Wednesday 8 November 2017.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

Report of the Sustainable Futures Committee - 12 October 2017

 

Items marked with an * were resolved ‘en block’.

 

SF17.22     Renewable Energy Management - Progress

HPERM Ref: D17/314816

RESOLVED* (Clr Wells / Clr Gartner)                                                                                  MIN17.946

That Council support the preparation of documents for Expressions of Interest for land-based and floating solar projects with different funding models.

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

Against:    Clr Guile and Clr Pakes

CARRIED

 

 

 

SF17.15     Helping Nature Help People

HPERM Ref: D17/253999

RESOLVED* (Clr Wells / Clr Gartner)                                                                                  MIN17.947

That Council investigate the development and implementation of a Policy to facilitate nature-based solutions to strengthen the wellbeing and resilience of Shoalhaven residents and their environments, starting with the urban canopy as a nature based solution.

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

Against:    Clr Guile and Clr Pakes

CARRIED

 

 

CL17.297   Proposed Sale of Land

HPERM Ref: D17/349032

Recommendation

That Council, in accordance with Section 10A(2)(d)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993 consider a separate confidential report on this matter.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Proudfoot / Clr Gartner)                                                                            MIN17.948

That Council, in accordance with Section 10A(2)(d)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993 consider a separate confidential report on this matter.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Confidential Reports

 

Pursuant to Section 10A(4) the public were invited to make representation to the meeting before any part of the meeting is closed, as to whether that part of the meeting should be closed.

 

No members of the public made representations.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Proudfoot / Clr Gartner)                                                                             MIN17.949

 

That the press and public be excluded from the Meeting, pursuant to section 10A(1)(a) of the Local Government Act, 1993, to consider the following items of a confidential nature.

                        

CCL17.43       Proposed Sale of Land at Kerry Street, Sanctuary Point

Commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.10(A)(2)(d)(i)

There is a public interest consideration against disclosure of information as disclosure of the information could reasonably be expected to reveal commercial-in-confidence provisions of a contract, diminish the competitive commercial value of any information to any person and/or prejudice any person’s legitimate business, commercial, professional or financial interests.

CARRIED

 

 

 

The meeting moved into confidential the time being 8.21.

 

 

The meeting moved into open session, the time being 8.33pm.

 

 

Report from confidential session

 

The following resolutions of the meeting, whilst closed to the public, were made public.

 

CCL17.43  Proposed Sale of Land at Kerry Street, Sanctuary Point

HPERM Ref: D17/348949

RESOLVED                                                                                                                        MIN17.950C

4.    That this resolution remain confidential until the contract for sale is exchanged and settlement completed.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

There being no further business, the meeting concluded, the time being 8.34pm.

 

 

Clr Findley

CHAIRPERSON