Rural Fire Service Strategic Planning Committee

 

 

Meeting Date:     Thursday, 09 May, 2019

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

Time:                   5.30pm

 

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Agenda

 

1.    Apologies

2.    Confirmation of Minutes

·      Rural Fire Service Strategic Planning Committee - 21 February 2019....................... 1

3.    Reports

RF19.4........ Rural Fire Service - Future Works.................................................................. 3                         

4.    General Business


 

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Membership

Clr Mitchell Pakes – Chairperson

Clr Mark Kitchener

Clr Jo Gash

Mr Stephen Dunshea or nominee (Mr Paul Keech)

Mr Mark Williams

Mr Chris Palmer

Ms Jennifer Lawther (Alternate TBA)

Mr Andrew Fielding (Alternate – Mr Bob Johnston)

Mr Vic Walker (Alternate – Ms Jacqui Cox)

Mr Martin Gaffey (Alternate – Mr Ron Rollinson)

Mr Paul Gleeson (Alternate – Mr Geoff Phillips)

Mr John Ashton (Alternate – TBA)

Mr Bill Bean (Alternate – TBA)

Mr Chris Baseler or nominee 

 

Quorum - Five (5)

 

Objectives:

To advise Council on issues of a strategic and policy nature relating to the operation of the Rural Fire Services having regard to the following:

·           That the core communication between brigades and Fire Control Officer on operational issues be raised through the Group Officers utilising the committee structure.

·           All issues be raised through Fire Control so that statutory matters can be resolved immediately.

·           Policy matters raised can be referred to the Strategy and Assets Committee through the General Manager so that statutory matters can be resolved.

1.         That the Strategic Planning Committee be developed as the body advising Council on Rural Fire Service policy issues


 

 

 

 

Minutes of the Rural Fire Service Strategic Planning Committee

 

 

Meeting Date:     Thursday, 21 February 2019

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

Time:                   5.30pm

 

 

The following members were present:

 

Clr Mitchell Pakes - Chairperson

Clr Mark Kitchener

Mr Mark Williams

Mr Chris Palmer

Ms Jenny Lawther

Mr Greg Judson

Mr Andrew Fielding

Mr Martin Gaffey

Mr Paul Gleeson

Mr Geoff Phillips

Mr John Ashton

Mr Steve Heggie

Mr Bill Bean

Mr Vic Walker

Mr Paul Lyddiard – District Officer

Mr Paul Keech - Director Assets and Works

 

Others Present:

Clr White – in attendance

 

Mr Tom Dimec – in attendance

Ms Lynda Ho – in attendance

 

 

 

Apologies / Leave of Absence

Nil

 

Clr Pakes welcomed the following new members: 

·          Stuart Thaler / Mark Coombe, Group 1 Area Alternative Representative;

·          Greg Judson, Group 2 Area Alternate Representative;

·          Doug Schutz, Group 3 Area Alternate Representative; and

·          Steve Heggie - Group 5 Area Alternate Representative.

 

He also thanked Ron Rollinson, former Group 3 Area Alternative Representative, for his contribution.

 

 

 

 

Confirmation of the Minutes

RESOLVED (Jennifer Lawther / Mark Williams)

That the Minutes of the Rural Fire Service Strategic Planning Committee held on Thursday 06 December 2018 be confirmed.

CARRIED

 

 

Declarations of Interest

Nil

 

 

Reports

 

RF19.1       Rural Fire Service - Future Works

HPERM Ref: D19/43818

The Committee reviewed the list of unfunded capital works projects and noted that:

·    Testing for asbestos at the Bendalong RFS station will be carried out and the results may compel the RFS to alter its priorities in terms of future capital projects.

·    The Kangaroo Valley station works required funding to be drawn from funding for other projects. 

Recommendation (Item to be determined under delegated authority)

That the Rural Fire Service Strategic Planning Committee notes the update on the status of unfunded capital works projects.

 

RESOLVED (Jennifer Lawther / Andrew Fielding)

That the Rural Fire Service Strategic Planning Committee notes the update on the status of unfunded capital works projects.

CARRIED

 

  

 

General Business

 

RF19.2       Code of Conduct

HPERM Ref: D19/43861

The Committee agreed that this item could be removed from future agendas

 

 

RF19.3       Work Health and Safety

HPERM Ref: D19/43863

The Committee agreed that this item could be removed from future agendas.

 

   

 

There being no further business, the meeting concluded, the time being 6.25pm.

 

 

Clr Mitchell Pakes

CHAIRPERSON

 


 

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RF19.4       Rural Fire Service - Future Works

 

HPERM Ref:       D19/143832

 

Group:                Assets & Works Group   

Attachments:     1.  Rural Fire Service - Future Works   

Purpose / Summary

To review the status of un-funded capital works projects.

Recommendation (Item to be determined under delegated authority)

That the Rural Fire Service Strategic Planning Committee notes the update on the status of unfunded capital works projects.

 

 

Options

Nil

 

Background

The following unfunded projects will remain in the Shoalhaven Strategic Capital Expenditure Program:

·    Conjola Station extensions;

·    Wandandian Station extensions;

·    Basin View Station extensions;

·    Huskisson Station extensions;

·    Beaumont Station extensions;

·    Manyana Satellite garage & main station alterations

·    Training/Logistics/SMSS Facility (TLSF).

Refer to attachment 1.

Community Engagement

Concept plans for each station extension / refurbishment works are discussed with the relevant brigade.

 

 


 

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