Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting

 

 

Meeting Date:     Tuesday, 30 January 2018

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 Annette Alldrick

Clr John Levett

Clr Andrew Guile

Clr Mitchell Pakes

Clr Greg Watson

Clr Mark Kitchener

Clr Bob Proudfoot

 

  

 

The meeting was opened by an Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians by the Chairperson, followed with a Prayer by Rev Ryan Heard - Nowra Baptist and the playing of the Australian National Anthem.

 

 

Apologies / Leave of Absence

A Leave of Absence was received from Clr Alldrick from 6 February 2018 – 14 February 2018.

RESOLVED (Clr Findley / Clr Watson)                                                                                   MIN18.25

That a Leave of Absence be granted to Clr Alldrick from Tuesday 6 February 2018 – Wednesday 14 February 2018.

CARRIED

 

 

Confirmation of the Minutes

RESOLVED (Clr White / Clr Guile)                                                                                         MIN18.26

That the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on Tuesday 19 December 2017 be confirmed.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Declarations of Interest

 

Clr Wells – Less than significant non pecuniary interest - Shoalhaven Community and Recreation Precinct - Status report and funding requests – his youngest son is a professional cricket coach, he may use the sporting facilities and there may be a perception that Clr Wells might be influenced to support this development because a family member might work there – will remain in the room and will take part in discussion or vote.

 

 

Presentations

Dante Hyam was presented with the Bernie Regan Sporting Plaque, Certificate of nomination and winner’s trophy for the Australia Day Sports Person Of The Year Award.

 

 

Mayoral Minute

 

MM18.1      Mayoral Minute - Hyams Beach

HPERM Ref: D18/27489

Recommendation

That it is requested that the General Manager not to act immediately on any of the actions brought to Council to help alleviate the issues at Hyams Beach UNTIL they have been referred to the community representatives at the meeting to be held soon.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Findley / Clr Guile)                                                                                      MIN18.27

That it is requested that the General Manager not to act immediately on any of the actions brought to Council to help alleviate the issues at Hyams Beach UNTIL they have been referred to the community representatives at the meeting to be held soon.

CARRIED

 

 

MM18.2      Mayoral Minute - Australia Day 2018

HPERM Ref: D18/27496

Recommendation

That Council receives the report for information.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Findley / Clr Pakes)                                                                                     MIN18.28

That Council receives the report for information.

CARRIED

 

 

MM18.3      Mayoral Minute - Reduction of Speed limits at various locations

HPERM Ref: D18/28373

Recommendation

That Council support the reduction in speed limits at the following locations:

1.    Croobyar Road Milton ( already underway with RMS).

2.    Matron Porter Drive (80km per hour section through Frogs Holla).

3.    Bendalong Road, (reduction from 100km to 80km).

4.    Variable Rate for Turpentine Road.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Findley / Clr Cheyne)                                                                                  MIN18.29

That Council support the reduction in speed limits at the following locations subject to the recommendation to the Traffic Committee:

1.    Croobyar Road Milton ( already underway with RMS).

2.    Matron Porter Drive (80km per hour section through Frogs Holla).

3.    Bendalong Road, (reduction from 100km to 80km).

4.    Variable Rate for Turpentine Road.

CARRIED

 

 

MM18.4      Mayoral Minute - Chris Creek Loan Funds

HPERM Ref: D18/28377

Recommendation

That Chris Creek Loan funds be split 50:50 between the community pathways budget allocation and the skate parks budget allocation.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Findley / Clr White)                                                                                     MIN18.30

That Chris Creek Loan funds be split 50:50 between the community pathways budget allocation and the skate parks budget allocation.

CARRIED

 

 

MM18.5      Mayoral Minute - Sydney Stadiums Projects

HPERM Ref: D18/30419

Recommendation

That Council write to the State Government expressing our concern with the Sydney Stadiums Projects and request that the government reconsider and redirect some funding to the Princes Hwy South of Berry – the border to further improve safety, to assist Coastal Councils who are buckling under infrastructure pressure during peak tourism seasons and general infrastructure needs of Shoalhaven City Council to deliver projects such as ENSA that complement the work of the State.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Findley / Clr Alldrick)                                                                                   MIN18.31

That Council write to the State Government expressing our concern with the Sydney Stadiums Projects and request that the government reconsider and redirect some funding to the Princes Hwy South of Berry – the border to further improve safety, to assist Coastal Councils who are buckling under infrastructure pressure during peak tourism seasons and general infrastructure needs of Shoalhaven City Council to deliver projects such as ENSA that complement the work of the State.

For:             Clr Findley, Clr White, Clr Gartner, Clr Cheyne, Clr Alldrick, Clr Levett and Clr Proudfoot

Against:    Clr Gash, Clr Wells, Clr Guile, Clr Pakes, Clr Watson and Clr Kitchener

CARRIED

 

 

 

Deputations

 

Mr Peter Winkler addressed the Council in relation to CL18.3 – Rescission Motion - DE18.1 - Development Application - 77C Nerringillah Road, Bendalong - Lot 3 & DP 858721

 

Noel Butler addressed the Council in relation to CL18.3 – Rescission Motion - DE18.1 - Development Application - 77C Nerringillah Road, Bendalong - Lot 3 & DP 858721

 

Tim Pembroke addressed the Council in relation to CL18.3 – Rescission Motion - DE18.1 - Development Application - 77C Nerringillah Road, Bendalong - Lot 3 & DP 858721

 

Mr Michael Troy addressed the Council in relation to CL18.5 Rescission Motion DE18.3 Crown Land at Shoalhaven Heads Rezoning Proposal

 

Lois Sparks addressed the Council in relation to CL18.9 – Notice of Motion - Addressing the Needs of Shoalhaven Residents during the Tourism Peak Season

 

 

Notices of Motion / Questions on Notice

 

CL18.1       Rescission Motion - CL17.341 Southern Water Services Pty Ltd

HPERM Ref: D17/427468

Recommendation

That Council rescind the Motion relating to Item CL17.341 of the Council Meeting held on 19 December 2017.

 

Motion (Clr Alldrick / Clr Cheyne)

That Council rescind the Motion relating to Item CL17.341 of the Council Meeting held on 19 December 2017.

PROCEDURAL Motion (Clr Wells / Clr Guile)

That the MOTION be PUT.

CARRIED

the motion was put (Clr Alldrick / Clr Cheyne)                                                             MIN18.32

For:             Clr Findley, Clr Cheyne, Clr Alldrick and Clr Levett

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

LOST

 

 


 

 

CL18.2       Notice of Motion - Southern Water Services Pty Ltd

HPERM Ref: D17/427505

Recommendation

That Council elect the directors of Southern Water Services Pty Ltd using a democratic ballot after calling for nominations.

 

Note: This matter was not dealt with as the rescission motion was lost.

 

CL18.3       Rescission Motion - DE18.1 - Development Application - 77C Nerringillah Road, Bendalong - Lot 3 & DP 858721

HPERM Ref: D18/22513

Recommendation

That Council rescind the Motion relating to Item DE18.1 of the Council (Development Committee) meeting held on 22 January 2018.

 

motion (Clr Findley / Clr White)                                                                                           MIN18.33

That Council rescind the Motion relating to Item DE18.1 of the Council (Development Committee) meeting held on 22 January 2018.

For:             Clr Findley, Clr White, Clr Cheyne, Clr Alldrick and Clr Levett

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

LOST

 

 

CL18.4       Notice of Motion - Development Application - 77C Nerringillah Road, Bendalong - Lot 3 & DP 858721

HPERM Ref: D18/22544

Recommendation

That Council request the applicant to withdraw the application and be given the opportunity to resubmit when:

1.    The legal issue in respect to the use & upgrade of the ROW is resolved.

2.    A development application with design specifications that exceed the minimum standard is submitted.

 

Note: This matter was not dealt with as the rescission motion was lost.

 

CL18.5       Rescission Motion - DE18.3 - Crown Land at Shoalhaven Heads - Proposed Rezoning - Update

HPERM Ref: D18/22567

Recommendation

That Council rescind the Motion relating to Item DE18.3 of the Council (Development Committee) Meeting held of Monday 22 January 2018.

 

Motion (Clr Cheyne / Clr Levett)

That Council rescind the Motion relating to Item DE18.3 of the Council (Development Committee) Meeting held of Monday 22 January 2018.

PROCEDURAL Motion (Clr Gartner / Clr White)

That the MOTION be PUT.

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

Against:    Clr Watson

carried

thE MOTION WAS PUT (Clr Cheyne / Clr Levett)                                                               MIN18.34

For:             Clr Findley, Clr Gartner, Clr Cheyne, Clr Alldrick, Clr Levett and Clr Proudfoot

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

LOST

 

 

CL18.6       Notice of Motion - Crown Land at Shoalhaven Heads - Proposed Rezoning - Update

HPERM Ref: D18/22587

Recommendation

That Council commence a rezoning process for the Crown Land at Shoalhaven Heads to E2.

 

Note: This matter was not dealt with as the rescission motion was lost.

 

 

CL18.7       Rescission Motion - SA18.7 - Bay and Basin Community Hub - Draft Master Plan Exhibition Complete - Request for Detailed Design Phase

HPERM Ref: D18/24534

Recommendation

That Council rescind the Motion relating to Item SA18.7 of the Council (Strategy and Assets Committee) Meeting held on Tuesday 23 January 2018.

 

Motion (Clr Proudfoot / Clr Guile)

That Council rescind the Motion relating to Item SA18.7 of the Council (Strategy and Assets Committee) Meeting held on Tuesday 23 January 2018.

procedural Motion (Clr Wells / Clr Gash)

That the MOTION be PUT.

CARRIED

resolved (Clr Proudfoot / Clr Guile)                                                                                  MIN18.35

That Council rescind the Motion relating to Item SA18.7 of the Council (Strategy and Assets Committee) Meeting held on Tuesday 23 January 2018.

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

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

CARRIED

 

 

CL18.8       Notice of Motion - Bay and Basin Community Hub - Draft Master Plan Exhibition Complete - Request for Detailed Design Phase

HPERM Ref: D18/24551

Recommendation

That Council

1.    Defer consideration of the Draft Bay and Basin Hub Master Plan

2.    Prepare an application for a District Library at Sanctuary Point on the current site in a expanded form.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Proudfoot / Clr Pakes)                                                                                MIN18.36

That Council

1.    Defer consideration of the Draft Bay and Basin Hub Master Plan until Council receives a report from the General Manager on other staging options excluding the District Library.

2.    Prepare an application for a District Library at Sanctuary Point.

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

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

CARRIED

Note: A rescission motion was received on this item.

 

 

Procedural Motion – Dealt with in Conjunction

RESOLVED (Clr Guile / Clr Proudfoot)                                                                                  MIN18.37

That the matter of the following items be dealt with in  conjunction:

·         CL18.9 – Notice of Motion - Addressing the Needs of Shoalhaven Residents during the Tourism Peak Season

·         CL18.10 – Notice of Motion - Hyams Beach - Park & Ride

CARRIED

 

 

CL18.9       Notice of Motion - Addressing the Needs of Shoalhaven Residents during the Tourism Peak Season

HPERM Ref: D18/12832

Note: This matter was dealt with in conjunction with item CL18.10 Notice of Motion - Hyams Beach - Park & Ride

Recommendation

Part A

That Council

1.      Acknowledges the shortfall in the planning and delivery of tourism infrastructure and management programs that led to unacceptable impacts on the amenity of some residents and communities during the summer tourism peak season.

2.      Particularly notes the continued forbearance and endurance of the residents of Hyams Beach as well as the diligence and commitment of ‘on the ground’ Council staff who have worked with limited resources to manage these challenges over previous weeks.

3.      Wishes to inform residents of its future intentions to address both these current and emerging issues by resolving the following policy positions:

a.      Tourism in the Shoalhaven is a welcome economic and social activity that provides mutual benefits to both visitors and local residents.

b.      Access to the Shoalhaven from the major population centres of Greater Sydney and Canberra has improved significantly in recent years leading to further increases in visitation.

c.      The peak tourism season in some local communities such as Hyams Beach is having an unacceptable impact on the amenity of local residents.

d.      Uncontrolled growth in tourist visitation is likely to put other local communities at risk of loss of amenity as well as suffering environmental damage without better planning and management.

e.      More resources must be invested in tourism and community infrastructure as well as the management of the influx of visitors particularly during the peak season.

f.       An ongoing failure to manage these issues will have a detrimental impact on the holiday experience of people choosing to visit the Shoalhaven.

g.      Shoalhaven residents and business owners should not be expected by Council to entirely bear the increased costs of tourism infrastructure and management through ever increasing rates and charges.

h.      The introduction of revenue raising measures that would allow for visitors to the Shoalhaven to make a financial contribution toward the costs of tourism infrastructure improvement and demand management.

i.        Any revenue raising measures introduced to address tourism related infrastructure and demand management must be hypothecated or ‘ring-fenced’ to a fund dedicated solely to the improvement of tourism infrastructure and demand management programs that improve the amenity of local residents and the experience of our visitors.

j.        Any local introduction of revenue raising measures should be negotiated in partnership with local chambers of commerce or similar commercial representatives.

k.      Systems introduced to facilitate these policy initiatives should make us of smart phone technology.

Part B

4.      As a response to Part A of this motion, the General Manager is requested to give priority to reporting to Council measures suitable for implementation consistent with each statement in order to bring relief to Shoalhaven rate payers and residents.

These measures might include though should not be limited to:

a.      The introduction of paid parking on the condition that residents and ratepayers (who are already funding local government infrastructure and services) are exempted by way of the issuing of resident parking identification. (Note: while ‘tip’ vouchers are currently provided to rate-payers, parking passes should also be available to all residents.)

b.      Traffic and transport plans to control holiday traffic access to high demand areas with an initial focus on Hyams Beach.

c.      Permanent infrastructure and management plans for Hyams beach including shuttle services and header carparks.

d.      24 hour ranger activity should be considered in identified areas during the peak tourism season to monitor disturbances, dogs on beaches and illegal parking and camping as well as other priority matters relevant to the tourism peak season.

e.      Waste management

f.       Public toilet facilities and maintenance of their cleanliness

g.      Facilities for parking of motorhomes, caravans, busses and vehicles with trailers / boats.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Guile / Clr Wells)                                                                                         MIN18.38

Part A

That Council:

1.      Acknowledges the shortfall in the planning and delivery of tourism infrastructure and management programs that led to unacceptable impacts on the amenity of some residents and communities during the summer tourism peak season.

2.      Particularly notes the continued forbearance and endurance of the residents of Hyams Beach as well as the diligence and commitment of ‘on the ground’ Council staff who have worked with limited resources to manage these challenges over previous weeks.

3.      Wishes to inform residents of its future intentions to address both these current and emerging issues by resolving the following policy positions:

a.      Tourism in the Shoalhaven is a welcome economic and social activity that provides mutual benefits to both visitors and local residents.

b.      Access to the Shoalhaven from the major population centres of Greater Sydney and Canberra has improved significantly in recent years leading to further increases in visitation.

c.      The peak tourism season in some local communities such as Hyams Beach is having an unacceptable impact on the amenity of local residents.

d.      Uncontrolled growth in tourist visitation is likely to put other local communities at risk of loss of amenity as well as suffering environmental damage without better planning and management.

e.      More resources must be invested in tourism and community infrastructure as well as the management of the influx of visitors particularly during the peak season.

f.       An ongoing failure to manage these issues will have a detrimental impact on the holiday experience of people choosing to visit the Shoalhaven.

g.      Shoalhaven residents and business owners should not be expected by Council to entirely bear the increased costs of tourism infrastructure and management through ever increasing rates and charges.

h.      The introduction of revenue raising measures that would allow for visitors to the Shoalhaven to make a financial contribution toward the costs of tourism infrastructure improvement and demand management.

i.        Any revenue raising measures introduced to address tourism related infrastructure and demand management must be hypothecated or ‘ring-fenced’ to a fund dedicated solely to the improvement of tourism infrastructure and demand management programs that improve the amenity of local residents and the experience of our visitors.

j.        Any local introduction of revenue raising measures should be negotiated in partnership with local chambers of commerce or similar commercial representatives.

k.      Systems introduced to facilitate these policy initiatives should make us of smart phone technology.

Part B

4.      As a response to Part A of this motion, the General Manager is requested to give priority to reporting to Council measures suitable for implementation consistent with each statement in order to bring relief to Shoalhaven rate payers and residents.

These measures might include though should not be limited to:

a.      The introduction of paid parking on the condition that residents and ratepayers (who are already funding local government infrastructure and services) are exempted by way of the issuing of resident parking identification. (Note: while ‘tip’ vouchers are currently provided to rate-payers, parking passes should also be available to all residents.)

b.      Traffic and transport plans to control holiday traffic access to high demand areas with an initial focus on Hyams Beach.

c.      Permanent infrastructure and management plans for Hyams beach including shuttle services and header carparks.

d.      24 hour ranger activity should be considered in identified areas during the peak tourism season to monitor disturbances, dogs on beaches and illegal parking and camping as well as other priority matters relevant to the tourism peak season.

e.      Waste management

f.       Public toilet facilities and maintenance of their cleanliness

g.      Facilities for parking of motorhomes, caravans, busses and vehicles with trailers / boats.

5.      Receive from the General Manager a report on potential solutions for the congestion of tourist vehicles in Hyams Beach during peak tourist seasons.

The report should:

a.      Review the effectiveness of tourism Pop Up location with a view to relocating on Jervis Bay Rd.

b.      Review the training and job description of Rangers directing traffic in the village.

c.      Consider the feasibility of implementing a seasonal park and ride service for visitors wanting to enjoy the beach

d.      Provide a budget for the cost of adding, during peak times, a temporary park and ride service to the existing visitor management strategies.

e.      Consider any potential impacts on other communities of the redirection of traffic away from Hyams Beach

CARRIED

 

 

CL18.10     Notice of Motion - Hyams Beach - Park & Ride

HPERM Ref: D18/22354

Note: This matter was dealt with in conjunction with item CL18.9 Notice of Motion - Addressing the Needs of Shoalhaven Residents during the Tourism Peak Season see MIN18.38.

Recommendation

That Council prepare a report on potential solutions for the congestion of tourist vehicles in Hyams Beach during peak tourist seasons.

The report should:

1.    Review the effectiveness of tourism Pop Up location with a view to relocating on Jervis Bay Rd.

2.    Review the training and job description of Rangers directing traffic in the village.

3.    Consider the feasibility of implementing a seasonal park and ride service for visitors wanting to enjoy the beach

4.    Provide a budget for the cost of adding, during peak times, a temporary park and ride service to the existing visitor management strategies.

5.    Consider any potential impacts on other communities of the redirection of traffic away from Hyams Beach

 

 

Procedural Motion - Bring Items Forward

RESOLVED (Clr Wells / Clr Pakes)                                                                                        MIN18.39

That the matter of item CL18.26 - Christmas Activities - Huskisson, Hyams Beach and Bendalong be brought forward for consideration.

CARRIED

 

 

CL18.26     Christmas Activities - Huskisson, Hyams Beach and Bendalong

HPERM Ref: D18/7123

Recommendation

1.    That the report be received for information

2.    That consideration be given to providing ongoing staffing for the 2018/2019 year. This will require a budget of $126,000.00 and allocated as follows:

Area

Budget

Ranger Services

$50,000.00

Tourism

$20,000.00

Traffic management (including 2 VMS)

$40,000.00

Waste services

$13,000.00

Media / Communications

$3,000.00

Total

$126,000.00

3.    That consideration be given to the purchase of variable message board signs (VMS) to assist with future peak summer holiday periods to reduce the costs of hiring.  These signs can also be utilised by Council for other festivals, events and emergency situations.

4.    That a working party be formed to assess long term strategic and sustainable infrastructure solutions to current and potential hotspots throughout the region, taking into consideration the Sustainable Tourism Model currently being created and that a report be prepared for Councils consideration later in the year.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Wells / Clr Pakes)                                                                                       MIN18.40

That the report - Christmas Activities - Huskisson, Hyams Beach and Bendalong be received for information.

CARRIED

 

 

Note: The Mayor acknowledged Director Finance, Corporate and Community Services, Craig Milburn for his four and a half years at Shoalhaven City Council as this is his last Council meeting.  Craig Milburn was thanked for his hard work and efforts.

 

 

Procedural Motion - Adjournment of Meeting

RESOLVED (Clr Wells / Clr Gash)                                                                                         MIN18.41

That the meeting be adjourned until 4.00pm, Tuesday 6 February 2018.

CARRIED

 

The meeting adjourned, the time being 8.13pm.

 

The meeting reconvened, Tuesday 6 February 2018, the time being 4.01pm

 

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 Mitchell Pakes

Clr Greg Watson

Clr Mark Kitchener

Clr Bob Proudfoot

 

 

CL18.11     Notice of Motion - Jindelara Cottage Ulladulla - Sign Installation

HPERM Ref: D18/7618

Recommendation                                                                                                                                 

That Council

1.    Support the installation of a guide sign (fingerboard blue blade sign) for Jindelara Cottage at the Cnr. of St Vincent & Nurrawallee Streets Ulladulla.

2.    All costs for the sign and installation ($845.00) be met by Council.

CARRIED

 

RESOLVED (Clr White / Clr Proudfoot)                                                                                 MIN18.42

That Council:

1.    Install the fingerboard blue blade sign for Jindelara Cottage at the Cnr. of St Vincent & Nurrawallee Streets Ulladulla.

2.    All costs for the sign and installation ($845.00) be met by Council.

CARRIED

 

 

CL18.12     Notice of Motion - Health Professionals & Businesses in Shoalhaven

HPERM Ref: D18/18192

Recommendation

1.    That the General Manager task the Economic Development Department of Council to prepare a package that promotes the Shoalhaven as the ideal location for Health professionals to live, work and play. It would involve encouraging a collaboration with the University of Wollongong, Local Health District and the Primary Health network.

2.    Request a report back to Council about a plan to attract Health professionals and businesses that may attract essential services and employment to our region. This NOM also requests the identification of which strategies are best suited to the Shoalhaven to provide employment solutions that marries with this overall motion.

 

Note: Clr Watson arrived at the meeting at 4.09pm

 

RESOLVED (Clr Cheyne / Clr Proudfoot)                                                                              MIN18.43

That:

1.      The General Manager task the Economic Development Department of Council to prepare a package that promotes the Shoalhaven as the ideal location for Health professionals to live, work and play. It would involve encouraging a collaboration with the University of Wollongong, Local Health District and the Primary Health network.

2.      Request a report back to Council about a plan to attract Health professionals and businesses that may attract essential services and employment to our region. This NOM also requests the identification of which strategies are best suited to the Shoalhaven to provide employment solutions that marries with this overall motion.

3.      A Councillor briefing be held in relation to this matter before reporting back to Council.

CARRIED

 

 

CL18.13     Notice of Motion - Webcasting of Council Meetings

HPERM Ref: D18/22378

Recommendation

That Council

1.    Begin Webcasting of Council Meetings

2.    Webcast Ordinary Meeting, Development Committee and Strategy & Assets Committee meetings.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Pakes / Clr Gash)                                                                                        MIN18.44

That Council:

1.      Begin Webcasting of Council Meetings from July 2018.

2.      Webcast Ordinary Meeting, Development Committee and Strategy & Assets Committee meetings.

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

Against:    Clr Cheyne and Clr Levett

CARRIED

 

 

CL18.14     Question on Notice - Increased Rates Revenue Spending

HPERM Ref: D18/22389

Question

In 2017, Shoalhaven City Council applied and received approval from IPART to increase rates over and above the otherwise recommended rate peg determination.  Justification of this increase was to better or at least properly maintain existing assets.  Since the implementation of the increase, how many full time equivalent positions have been appointed over and above previous appointments to directly affect the maintenance of assets?  What position titles accompany these new positions?

Response

The additional works for the 2017/2018 year (as a result of the SRV and already budgeted works) are being resourced through a combination of contractors, existing Council resources and temporary (fixed term) resources (predominately skilled labourers). 

A Report on the progress of the Special Rate Variations will be presented as part of the December Quarterly Budget Review in the February Strategy and Assets Committee Meeting.

RESOLVED (Clr Gash / Clr White)                                                                                        MIN18.45

That the Question on Notice regarding Increased Rates Revenue Spending be received for information.

CARRIED

 

 

 

CL18.15     Question on Notice - Governance Standards

HPERM Ref: D18/22396

Question

Does the NSW Local Government Act (1993) as amended, allow for elected Councillors to broker or procure either directly or otherwise any contract or agreement of supply of products or services between government agencies and other non-government entities?

What, if any, declarations of interest might be required of elected Councillors where such activities were being undertaken?

Response

The Local Government Act (1993) NSW as amended does not specifically address the situation where a Councillor is involved in brokering or procuring services with other entities in their personal capacity. 

There are, however requirements for the management and declaration of Conflict of Interests in the official capacity of a Councillor which may arise depending of the specific details. 

Requirements with respect to Conflict of Interests are prescribed in the Shoalhaven City Council Code of Conduct at Part 4 and specifically Clause 4.2 provides:

"4.2  You must avoid or appropriately manage any conflict of interests. The onus is on you to identify a conflict of interests and take the appropriate action to manage the conflict in favour of your public duty. "

Section 444 of the Local Government Act outlines the disclosures which are to be made by a Councillor. 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1993 - SECT 444

What disclosures must be made by a councillor?

444 What disclosures must be made by a councillor?

A councillor:

(a) must prepare and submit written returns of interests in accordance with section 449, and

(b) must disclose pecuniary interests in accordance with section 451.

Further, in accordance with AASB 124 Councillors may be required to make Related Party Disclosures with respect to related party relationships and transactions with key management personnel, their close family members and council-related entities.

Councillors are advised that they should seek legal advice with regard to specific situations to be assured that they are in compliance with their requirements under legislation and make required declarations.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Gash / Clr White)                                                                                        MIN18.46

That the Question on Notice regarding Governance Standards be received for information.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Report of the Strategy & Assets Committee - 23 January 2018

 

SA18.5       Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Festival Continuation

HPERM Ref: D17/424380

Recommendation

That Council

1.    Commit an additional $5000 to the Blessing of the Fleet Committee for the 2018 Festival

2.    That the sponsorship/donation to the Blessing of the Fleet Festival be considered in the current review of donations and sponsorships.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Proudfoot / Clr White)                                                                                  MIN18.47

That Council:

1.    Commit an additional $5000 to the Blessing of the Fleet Committee for the 2018 Festival

2.    That the sponsorship/donation to the Blessing of the Fleet Festival be considered in the current review of donations and sponsorships.

CARRIED

 

 

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

 

SA18.8       Successful Grant Funding - Community Building Partnership Grants 2017

HPERM Ref: D17/428349

RESOLVED* (Clr Wells / Clr Gartner)                                                                                    MIN18.48

That Council

1.    Accept the NSW Government Community Building Partnership Grants 2017 - $30,000 ‘Ulladulla Civic Centre Amenities Refurbishment’ and vote the funds.

2.    Write to the Hon. Shelley Hancock, Member for South Coast accepting and thanking her for the grant funding.

CARRIED

 

 


 

 

SA18.10     Compulsory Acquisition of Right of Access for Bushfire Vehicles at Jerberra Estate - Lot 66 DP11629, Invermay Ave, Tomerong

HPERM Ref: D17/346793

RESOLVED* (Clr Wells / Clr Gartner)                                                                                    MIN18.49

That Council:

1.    Resolve to compulsorily acquire a right of access for bushfire vehicles over part of Lot 66 DP11629, known as Lot 66, Invermay Ave, Tomerong (Jerberra Estate). 

2.    Pay compensation for the acquisition including all ancillary costs, in accordance with the determination of the Valuer General under the terms and conditions of the Land Acquisition (Just Terms) Compensation Act 1991 from job number 85291;

3.    Approve the making of the necessary applications to the Minister for Local Government and the Governor; and

4.    Approve that the Common Seal of the Council of the City of Shoalhaven be affixed to any documents required to be sealed and that otherwise the General Manager is authorised to sign any documentation necessary to give effect to the resolution.

CARRIED

 

 

SA18.11     Classification of Land - Lot 140 DP11629 Inglewood Crescent Tomerong

HPERM Ref: D17/398369

RESOLVED* (Clr Wells / Clr Gartner)                                                                                    MIN18.50

That Council resolve to classify the land described as Lot 140 DP11629 Inglewood Crescent Tomerong as Operational Land.

CARRIED

 

 

SA18.12     Classification of Land - Lot 1 & 2 DP721820, Lot 194 DP658421, Lot 197 DP658422 and Lot 1 DP722982 Woollamia

HPERM Ref: D17/398787

RESOLVED* (Clr Wells / Clr Gartner)                                                                                    MIN18.51

That Council resolve to classify the land described as Lot 1 & 2 DP721820, Lot 194 DP658421, Lot 197 DP658422 and Lot 1 DP722982 Woollamia as Operational Land.

CARRIED

 

 

SA18.13     Classification of Land - Lot 550 DP1237093 Quinns Lane, South Nowra

HPERM Ref: D17/401721

RESOLVED* (Clr Wells / Clr Gartner)                                                                                    MIN18.52

That Council resolve to classify the land described as Lot 550 DP1237093 Quinns Lane South Nowra as Operational Land.

CARRIED

 

 


 

 

SA18.14     Proposed Lease - Ulladulla Children's Centre - 31 Hollywood Avenue, Ulladulla

HPERM Ref: D17/400043

Recommendation

That Council:

1.    Advertise its intent to enter into a lease agreement with Ulladulla Children’s Centre Incorporated for the property at 31 Hollywood Avenue, Ulladulla;

2.    Provided no objections are received within the submission period, enter into a 5 year lease agreement with a 5 year option period with Ulladulla Children’s Centre Incorporated for the use and occupation of Lots 97, 98 and 99 in Deposited Plan 26132 and Lot 1 in Deposited Plan 785819 known as 31 Hollywood Avenue, Ulladulla with incremental increases in rent for the first three years as follows:

a.    Year 1 - $2,836 plus GST;

b.    Year 2 - $5,672 plus GST; and

c.    Year 3 - $8,509 plus GST

and with rental increases to CPI from year 3 to year 5 and continual CPI increases annually from commencement of the option  period;

3.    Approve the allocation of rent received under the lease agreement into the Property Reserve restricted account;

4.    Authorise the General Manager to sign all documentation required to give effect to this resolution and to affix the Common Seal of the Council of the City of Shoalhaven to all documentation required to be sealed.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Proudfoot / Clr Pakes)                                                                                 MIN18.53

That Council:

1.    Advertise its intent to enter into a lease agreement with Ulladulla Children’s Centre Incorporated for the property at 31 Hollywood Avenue, Ulladulla;

2.    Provided no objections are received within the submission period, enter into a 5 year lease agreement with a 5 year option period with Ulladulla Children’s Centre Incorporated for the use and occupation of Lots 97, 98 and 99 in Deposited Plan 26132 and Lot 1 in Deposited Plan 785819 known as 31 Hollywood Avenue, Ulladulla with incremental increases in rent for the first three years as follows:

a.    Year 1 - $2,836 plus GST;

b.    Year 2 - $5,672 plus GST; and

c.    Year 3 - $8,509 plus GST

and with rental increases to CPI from year 3 to year 5 and continual CPI increases annually from commencement of the option  period;

3.    Approve the allocation of rent received under the lease agreement into the Property Reserve restricted account;

4.    Authorise the General Manager to sign all documentation required to give effect to this resolution and to affix the Common Seal of the Council of the City of Shoalhaven to all documentation required to be sealed.

CARRIED

 

 


 

 

SA18.16     Proposed Retail Lease of Shop 43 Kinghorne Street, Nowra

HPERM Ref: D17/425892

RESOLVED* (Clr Wells / Clr Gartner)                                                                                    MIN18.54

That Council enter into a lease with Julia Donn (trading as Kinghorne Canteen) for three (3) years with a three (3) year option at a commencing annual rent of $26,936.77 per annum plus GST with annual 3% fixed increases with a review to market at the expiry of the initial 3 year period; and authorise the General Manager to sign all documentation required to give effect to this resolution and to affix the Common Seal of the Council of Shoalhaven to all documentation required to be sealed.

CARRIED

 

 

SA18.19     Acquisition - Easement for Water Supply - 16 Wason Street Ulladulla

HPERM Ref: D17/402937

RESOLVED* (Clr Wells / Clr Gartner)                                                                                    MIN18.55

That

1.    Council rescind MIN16.916 for the acquisition of an Easement for Water Supply 0.1m wide over Lot 22 DP576042 and Lot 11 DP856300, Nos 20 & 2/18 Wason Street Ulladulla, marked (A) & (B) and highlighted yellow on the easement plan attached.

2.    Council resolve to acquire an Easement for Water Supply 0.025m wide over Lot 1 DP786425, No 16 Wason Street Ulladulla, shown by red line on the easement plan, attached.

3.    Council pay compensation of $2,000 plus GST and reasonable legal costs associated with the acquisition, in accordance with the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 from Council’s Water Fund.

4.    The Common Seal of the Council of the City of Shoalhaven be affixed to any documents required to be sealed.

CARRIED

 

 

SA18.21     Charges for Emptying Council Kerbside Bins at Weste Depots

RESOLVED* (Clr Wells / Clr Gartner)                                                                                    MIN18.56

That Council

1.    Support the introduction of a council kerbside bin symbol on the non-weight bridge fees and charges section.

2.    From the 30th March 2018 until 30th June 2018 the charge for the bins at the non-weight bridge Waste Depots will be $10.00 per council kerbside bin.

3.    Determine the new fees for kerbside bins at non-weight bridge Waste Depots from 1st July 2018 in the fees and charges annual review.

4.    Advertise the changes to the Fees & Charges for Council Kerbside bin disposal at non weight bridge Waste Depots for 28 days and if no objections are received the changes to the fees be accepted.

5.    Receive a report on this matter at Next Weeks’ Ordinary Council meeting.

CARRIED

 

Note: Refer to CL18.25 (MIN18.75) for a further resolution regarding this matter.

 

Report of the Shoalhaven Arts Board - 7 December 2017

 

AB17.23     Draft Shoalhaven Libraries Strategic Plan 2017 - 2021

HPERM Ref: D17/324683

Recommendation

That:

1.    Council place the Draft Shoalhaven Libraries Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021 on public exhibition for a period of 28 days

2.    If no significant adverse comments are received at the close of the public exhibition period, the Draft Shoalhaven Libraries Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021 be deemed adopted.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Wells / Clr Gartner)                                                                                     MIN18.57

That:

1.    Council place the Draft Shoalhaven Libraries Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021 on public exhibition for a period of 28 days

2.    If no significant adverse comments are received at the close of the public exhibition period, the Draft Shoalhaven Libraries Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021 be deemed adopted.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Report of the Shoalhaven Traffic Committee - 16 January 2018

 

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

 

TC18.1       Regulatory Signage and Line Marking Plans - Bayswood Estate - Vincentia (PN 3259)

HPERM Ref: D18/9737

RESOLVED* (Clr White / Clr Proudfoot)                                                                                MIN18.58

That the General Manager (Director Assets and Works) be advised that the Shoalhaven Traffic Committee has no objection to the proposed signage and line marking associated with  Stages 14-16, Bayswood Estate, Vincentia, as detailed in the attached plan TRAF2018/01(a, b, c), subject to:

1.    The No Stopping zone at the turnaround area on road 3 be extended to the northern boundary of lot 1617 on both sides of the road.

2.    All Give Way intersections with TB hold lines to have TB1 lines extended from the centreline.

CARRIED

 

 

TC18.2       Disabled Parking Space - Clifton Park - Clifton Street - Santuary Point (PN 3437)

HPERM Ref: D18/11120

RESOLVED* (Clr White / Clr Proudfoot)                                                                                MIN18.59

That the General Manager (Director Assets and Works) be advised that the Shoalhaven Traffic Committee has no objection to the proposed dedicated parking space for people with disabilities and associated signage and line marking, Clifton Park, Clifton Street, Sanctuary Point, as detailed in the attached plan TRAF2018/02.

CARRIED

 

 

TC18.3       Proposed Pedestrian Refuge - Prince Edward Avenue - Culburra Beach (PN 3440)

HPERM Ref: D18/11143

RESOLVED* (Clr White / Clr Proudfoot)                                                                                MIN18.60

That the General Manager (Director Assets and Works) be advised that the Shoalhaven Traffic Committee has no objection to the installation of the proposed pedestrian refuge and associated signage and line marking on Prince Edward Avenue, Culburra Beach adjacent to the Curley’s Bay Reserve, as detailed in the attached plan TRAF2018/03.

CARRIED

 

 

TC18.4       No Stopping zone 'Buses Excepted' - Intersection Meroo Road and Emerald Drive - Bomaderry (PN 3456)

HPERM Ref: D18/11188

RESOLVED* (Clr White / Clr Proudfoot)                                                                                MIN18.61

That the General Manager (Director Assets and Works) be requested to arrange for the installation of a 55m (approx.) No Stopping zone 'Buses Excepted' on the western side of Meroo Road at the intersection and a 35m (approx.) No Stopping zone 'Buses Excepted' on the eastern side of Meroo Road opposite the intersection for the length of the turning treatments, as detailed in the attached plan TRAF 2018/04.

CARRIED

 

 

TC18.5       No Stopping zone extension - MacGibbon Parade - Old Erowal Bay (PN 3457)

HPERM Ref: D18/11212

RESOLVED* (Clr White / Clr Proudfoot)                                                                                MIN18.62

That the General Manager (Director Assets and Works) be requested to arrange for the installation of an extension of 20m (approx.) to the No Stopping zone on the northern side of MacGibbon Parade, east of The Wool Road, Old Erowal Bay, as detailed in the attached plan TRAF 2018/05.

CARRIED

 

 

TC18.6       Signage and Line Marking - Meat Processing Plant - Bolong Road - Bomaderry - Manildra - Dairy Farmers (PN 3468)

HPERM Ref: D18/11234

RESOLVED* (Clr White / Clr Proudfoot)                                                                                MIN18.63

That the General Manager (Director Assets and Works) be advised that the Shoalhaven Traffic Committee has no objection to the signage and line marking associated with the approved development DA14/1327, 220 Bolong Road, Bolong, as detailed in the attached plan TRAF 2018/06 (a, b).

CARRIED

 

 


 

 

TC18.7       Signage and Line Marking - Concept Design of Ethanol Intersection Upgrade Works at Manildra - Bolong Bomaderry (PN 3459)

HPERM Ref: D18/11249

RESOLVED* (Clr White / Clr Proudfoot)                                                                                MIN18.64

That the General Manager (Director Assets and Works) be advised that the Shoalhaven Traffic Committee has no objection to the signage and line marking associated with the approved modification MP 06_0228 MOD 12 – Beverage Grade Ethanol, Manildra Group Pty Ltd, Lot 1 DP 838753, Lot B DP 334511AND Lot B DP 376494 Bolong Road, Bolong, as detailed in the attached plan TRAF 2018/07 (a, b).

CARRIED

 

 

TC18.8       No Stopping extension - 164 Illaroo Road - North Nowra (PN 3460)

HPERM Ref: D18/11294

RESOLVED* (Clr White / Clr Proudfoot)                                                                                MIN18.65

That the General Manager (Director Assets and Works) be advised that the Shoalhaven Traffic Committee has no objection to the extension of the No Stopping zones on the northern and southern sides of Illaroo Rd east of McMahons Rd, North Nowra, as detailed in the attached plan TRAF2018/08.

CARRIED

 

 

TC18.9       Proposed Roundabout - Paradise Beach Rd / Kingsford Smith Cres - Sanctuary Point (PN 3461)

HPERM Ref: D18/11310

RESOLVED* (Clr White / Clr Proudfoot)                                                                                MIN18.66

That the General Manager (Director Assets & Works) be advised that the Shoalhaven Traffic Committee has no objection to the proposed mountable roundabout and associated signage and line marking at the intersection of Paradise Beach Road and Kingsford Smith Crescent, Sanctuary Point, as detailed in the attached plan TRAF 2018/09.

CARRIED

 

 

TC18.10     Signage and Linemarking - Moresby Street and Vendetta Street Subdivision - Nowra (PN 3464)

HPERM Ref: D18/11336

RESOLVED* (Clr White / Clr Proudfoot)                                                                                MIN18.67

That the General Manager (Director Assets and Works) be advised that the Shoalhaven Traffic Committee has no objection to the proposed signage and line marking associated with the Vendetta Street & Moresby Street subdivision, SF10477, as detailed in the attached plan TRAF 2018/10 (a, b, c, d).

CARRIED

 

 


 

 

TC18.11     Intersection Plans - Proposed Roundabout and Associated Line Marking - Carrington Heights (PN 3467)

HPERM Ref: D18/11373

RESOLVED* (Clr White / Clr Proudfoot)                                                                                MIN18.68

That the General Manager (Director Assets and Works) be advised that the Shoalhaven Traffic Committee has no objection to the roundabout and associated signage and line marking at the intersection of Patonga St and Park Rd, and the Give Way controls at the intersection of Jindalee Cres and Patonga St, and Gungaroo Place and Carrington Park Drive, Nowra as detailed in the attached plan TRAF 2018/11 (a, b, c, d) subject to:

1.         the pit lid proposed to be located in the roundabout be a concrete trafficable lid suitably designed for heavy vehicle loading, as this is a mountable roundabout.

CARRIED

 

 

Reports

 

CL18.19     Council/Committee Meeting Dates - October 2018

HPERM Ref: D17/427619

Recommendation

That Council adopt the following Committee meeting dates for July and October 2018

1.    Development Committee – Tuesday 3 July 2018

2.    Strategy and Assets Committee – Tuesday 24 July 2018

3.    Development Committee – Tuesday 9 October 2018

4.    Strategy and Assets Committee – Tuesday 16 October 2018

 

RESOLVED (Clr Pakes / Clr White)                                                                                       MIN18.69

That Council adopt the following Committee meeting dates for July and October 2018

1.    Development Committee – Tuesday 3 July 2018

2.    Strategy and Assets Committee – Tuesday 24 July 2018

3.    Development Committee – Tuesday 9 October 2018

4.    Strategy and Assets Committee – Tuesday 16 October 2018

CARRIED

 

 

CL18.20     Revitalising and Enhancing Town Centres Conference

HPERM Ref: D18/21200

Recommendation

That Council

1.    Notes the details of the Revitalising and Enhancing Town Centres Conference scheduled for 14 & 15 March 2018 in Parramatta Sydney.

2.    Authorises available Councillors to attend the 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 Pakes / Clr White)                                                                                       MIN18.70

That Council

1.    Notes the details of the Revitalising and Enhancing Town Centres Conference scheduled for 14 & 15 March 2018 in Parramatta Sydney.

2.    Authorises available Councillors to attend the 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

 

 

CL18.21     Shoalhaven Community and Recreation Precinct - Status report and funding requests

HPERM Ref: D18/8619

Recommendation

That Council:

1.    Receive and endorse the status report and the associated reports:-

·    Stage 2 Shoalhaven Community and Recreation Precinct Master Planning Study June 2017,

·    Community Engagement and Communication Plan for the Shoalhaven Community and Recreation Precinct

2.    Allocate $820,000 from the Section 94 Reserve to complete the detailed design, including croquet and Quantity Survey.

3.    Allocate $1.2million in the 2018/19 Capital Works budget to construct the croquet courts,

4.    An update report be presented to Council upon completion of the detailed design.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Wells / Clr Cheyne)                                                                                     MIN18.71

That Council:

1.      Receive and endorse the status report and the associated reports:-

·    Stage 2 Shoalhaven Community and Recreation Precinct Master Planning Study June 2017,

·    Community Engagement and Communication Plan for the Shoalhaven Community and Recreation Precinct

2.      Allocate $820,000 from the Section 94 Reserve to complete the detailed design, including croquet and Quantity Survey.

3.      Allocate $1.2million in the 2018/19 Capital Works budget to construct the croquet courts,

4.      An update report be presented to Council upon completion of the detailed design.

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

Against:    Clr Pakes, Clr Kitchener and Clr Proudfoot

CARRIED

 

Note: A rescission motion was received on this item after the meeting was closed.

 

 

CL18.22     Acceptance of Grant Funding - NSW Government -$5,500 - Seniors Festival 2018

HPERM Ref: D18/18959

Recommendation

That Council

1.    Accept the grant of $5,500 (GST included) for the delivery of Seniors Festival 2018 Calendar of Activities.

2.    Delegate authority to the General Manager, or nominee, to accept the grant acquittal of funds

3.    Write and thank the NSW Government Family and Community Services 

 

RESOLVED (Clr White / Clr Cheyne)                                                                                     MIN18.72

That Council:

1.    Accept the grant of $5,500 (GST included) for the delivery of Seniors Festival 2018 Calendar of Activities.

2.    Delegate authority to the General Manager, or nominee, to accept the grant acquittal of funds

3.    Write and thank the NSW Government Family and Community Services 

CARRIED

 

 

CL18.23     Investment Report - December 2017

HPERM Ref: D18/15934

Recommendation

That the Report of the General Manager (Finance, Corporate and Community Services Group) on the Record of Investments for the period to 31 December 2017 be received for information.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Gartner / Clr White)                                                                                     MIN18.73

That the Report of the General Manager (Finance, Corporate and Community Services Group) on the Record of Investments for the period to 31 December 2017 be received for information.

CARRIED

 

 

CL18.24     Establishment of Milton Ulladulla Rotary Club Parkcare Group and Adoption of Draft Parkcare Action Plan

HPERM Ref: D17/375821

Recommendation

That Council approve establishment of Milton Ulladulla Rotary Parkcare group, adopt the draft Action Plan and provide ongoing funding for the Milton Ulladulla Rotary Club Parkcare group of $400 per annum and increases on an annual basis in line with the CPI.

 

RESOLVED (Clr White / Clr Proudfoot)                                                                                 MIN18.74

That Council approve establishment of Milton Ulladulla Rotary Parkcare group, adopt the draft Action Plan and provide ongoing funding for the Milton Ulladulla Rotary Club Parkcare group of $400 per annum and increases on an annual basis in line with the CPI.

CARRIED

 

 

CL18.25     Proposed New Waste Charge

HPERM Ref: D18/25599

Recommendation

That Council

1.    Introduce a new Fee of $10 for acceptance of a 240 litre mobile garbage bin of commercial or domestic waste at the seven non-weighbridge recycling and waste transfer facilities thoughout the Shoalhaven.

2.    Place the new Fee on public exhibition for a period of 28 days from Friday 2 February 2018, with the Fee to be implemented on Friday 2 March 2018

 

RESOLVED (Clr White / Clr Wells)                                                                                        MIN18.75

That Council:

1.    Introduce a new Fee of $10 for acceptance of a 240 litre mobile garbage bin of commercial or domestic waste at the seven non-weighbridge recycling and waste transfer facilities thoughout the Shoalhaven.

2.    Place the new Fee on public exhibition for a period of 28 days as soon as possible, with the Fee to be implemented at the completion of the 28 days subject to no adverse submissions being received.

CARRIED

 

 

CL18.26     Christmas Activities - Huskisson, Hyams Beach and Bendalong

HPERM Ref: D18/7123

 

Item dealt with earlier/later in the meeting see MIN18.40.

 

 

CL18.27     Beyond Plastic Pollution Conference

HPERM Ref: D18/24264

Recommendation

That

1.    Council receive the report from Clr Kaye Gartner on the Beyond Plastic Pollution Conference for information.

2.    SCC Resource Recovery staff be congratulated on the breadth of responses Council has taken to attack the problem of plastic waste

3.    SCC adopt the 6 features of effective waste reduction programs itemised in this report as a benchmark for all council waste reduction programs

4.    SCC audit its use and or sale of single use plastic and reduce it, including in the Council Chamber, SEC, Aquatic parks, Shoalwater and council events.

5.    SCC, write to the Hon G Upton, Minister for Environment, requesting release of funding for research and business development in the use of recovered plastic waste.

6.    SCC, through the Economic Development committee, begin immediately to explore markets and business opportunities for the use of recovered plastic resources from Councils new waste processing facility.

7.    Councillors and staff be encouraged to bring their own re-useable cups and water bottles to all council briefings and meetings.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Gartner / Clr Wells)                                                                                     MIN18.76

That:

1.      Council receive the report from Clr Kaye Gartner on the Beyond Plastic Pollution Conference for information.

2.      Council Resource Recovery staff be congratulated on the breadth of responses Council has taken to attack the problem of plastic waste

3.      Councillors and staff be encouraged to bring their own re-useable cups and water bottles to all council briefings and meetings.

4.      The following be reported to a Councillor Briefing:

a.      Adoption of the 6 features of effective waste reduction programs itemised in this report as a benchmark for all council waste reduction programs

b.      Consider auditing its use and or sale of single use plastic including in the Council Chamber, SEC, Aquatic parks, Shoalwater and council events.

c.      Making representation to the Hon G Upton, Minister for Environment, requesting release of funding for research and business development in the use of recovered plastic waste.

d.      Through the Economic Development committee, begin immediately to explore markets and business opportunities for the use of recovered plastic resources from Councils new waste processing facility.

CARRIED

 

 

Procedural Motion - Matters of Urgency

Motion (Clr Wells)

That an additional item regarding the urgent need to write to the Minister for Roads to provide a grade separated intersection upgrade on the Jervis Bay/Princes Highway turn off be introduced as a matter of urgency.

 

The Chairperson ruled the matter as not urgent and invited Clr Wells to submit the item to the next available meeting as the timely response would not be received.

 

 

Note: A Rescission Motion was received on CL18.8 – Notice of Motion – Bay and Basin Community Hub – Draft Master Plan Exhibition Complete – Request for Detailed Design Phase.

 

There being no further business, the meeting concluded, the time being 5.24pm.

 

Clr Findley

CHAIRPERSON