Ordinary Council Meeting Minutes                                                      9 March 2017

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MINUTES

coffs harbour CITY cOUNCIL
Ordinary Council Meeting
Council Administration Building

Cnr Coff and Castle Streets, Coffs Harbour
ON
Thursday, 9 March 2017 AT 5.00pm

 

PRESENT:              Cr Michael Adendorff, Cr Paul Amos, Cr John Arkan, Cr George Cecato, Cr Keith Rhoades, Cr Jan Strom, Cr Tegan Swan, Cr Sally Townley

STAFF:                    General Manager, Director Sustainable Infrastructure, Director Sustainable Communities, Director Business Services and Executive Assistant

 

Leave of Absence  Nil

Opening of Ordinary Meeting

The meeting commenced at 5.00pm with the Deputy Mayor, Cr G Cecato in the chair.

Acknowledgement of Country

We respectfully acknowledge the Gumbaynggirr Country and the Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal peoples who are traditional custodians of the land on which we meet and their Elders both past and present.

Statement in relation to Recording of Meetings

The Deputy Mayor reminded the Chamber that the meeting was to be recorded, and that no other recordings of the meeting would be permitted.

Disclosure of Interest

Councillor

Items

Type of Interest

Cr Paul Amos

SC17/09 Development Application No. 0357/16 – Tree Removal and Earthworks and Construction of Service Station and Takeaway Food and Drink Premises, Signage, Roadworks and Car Park - Lot 3 DP 1037158, Lot 206 DP 1206854, Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour (South)

Pecuniary interest as he has a business conflict.

Apologies

2017/32

Resolved (Cr Keith Rhoades / Cr Jan Strom)

That leave of absence as requested from Councillor Knight be approved.

 

The Motion on being put to the meeting was carried unanimously.

Carried

Public Addresses

No public addresses.

Public forum

No public forums.

Mayoral Actions Under Delegated Authority

No actions under delegated authority.

Confirmation of Minutes

2017/33

Resolved (Cr Jan Strom / Cr Michael Adendorff)

That the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 23 February 2017 be confirmed.

The Motion on being put to the meeting was carried unanimously.

Carried

 

General Manager's Reports

 

GM17/01         2017 National General Assembly of Local Government -Call for Motions

 

Executive Summary

A report advising that conference motions to be considered at the next National General Assembly (NGA) of Local Government are to be matters of policy significance to local government nationally and are to be submitted to the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) by 21 April 2017.

2017/34

Resolved (Cr John Arkan / Cr Tegan Swan)

1.       That Councillors submit any motions in line with the Australia Local Government Association Discussion Paper to the General Manager by Friday, 10 March 2017.

2.       That a separate report of any motions received, be submitted for the Council Meeting of 23 March 2017.

The Motion on being put to the meeting was carried unanimously.

Carried

Directorate Reports - Business Services

 

BS17/08          Monthly Financial Performance Report for the month ended 31 January 2017

 

Executive Summary

This report presents the monthly financial performance report for 31 January 2017.  The report provides information on the actual to budget position at the financial statement level along with detailed functional financial performance at the program level and capital expenditure reports for the current financial year.  It also provides the consolidated financial position as at 31 January 2017.

2017/35

Resolved (Cr Jan Strom / Cr Tegan Swan)

That Council:

1.       Note the monthly financial performance report for 31 January 2017.

2.       Note the the following Consolidated Income Statement.

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT as at 31 January 2017:

2016/17 Original Budget 

2016/17 Revised Budget  

2016/17 Actuals  

Recurrent Revenue

‘000s

‘000s

‘000s

Rates & Annual Charges

$86,781

$86,785

$87,359

User Charges & Fees

$33,104

$28,457

$14,888

Interest & Investment Revenue

$5,700

$5,828

$1,736

Other Revenues

$8,152

$13,428

$8,265

Grants & Contributions provided for Operating Purposes

$20,924

$21,915

$8,442

RECURRENT REVENUE

$154,661

$156,413

$120,690

Recurrent Expenditure

 

 

 

Employee Benefits & Oncosts

$37,814

$37,886

$26,826

Borrowing Costs

$11,498

$11,498

$6,742

Materials & Contracts

$54,123

$59,001

$20,653

Depreciation & Amortisation

$44,767

$44,767

$26,114

 

 

 

 

2016/17 Original Budget 

2016/17 Revised Budget  

2016/17 Actuals  

Other Expenses

$12,236

$12,385

$4,366

 

 

 

 

RECURRENT EXPENDITURE

$160,438

$165,537

$84,701

 

 

 

 

NET OPERATING (DEFICIT)

($5,777)

  ($9,124)

$35,989

 

 

 

 

Capital Revenue

 

 

 

Capital Grants, Subsidies, Contributions and Donations

$24,317

$31,924

$7,281

 

 

 

 

CAPITAL REVENUE

$24,317

$31,924

$7,281

 

 

 

 

NET SURPLUS

$18,540

$22,800

$43,270

 

The Motion on being put to the meeting was carried unanimously.

Carried

 

Directorate Reports - Sustainable Communities

Cr Paul Amos declared an interest in the following item, vacated the chamber and took no part in the discussion or voting, the time being 5.07pm.

 

 

SC17/09          Development Application No. 0357/16 – Tree Removal and Earthworks and Construction of Service Station and Takeaway Food and Drink Premises, Signage, Roadworks and Car Park - Lot 3 DP 1037158, Lot 206 DP 1206854, Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour (South)

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to present Development Application No. 0357/16 for Council’s consideration, which is an application for a new service station and ancillary convenience shop and take away food and drink premises serviced by a drive-through.

The development proposes a variation to the height standard specified under Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan 2013 for an advertising structure.

Accordingly, this matter is reported to Council for determination as the proposal incorporates a variation greater than 10% to the specified height standard.

2017/36

Resolved (Cr Keith Rhoades / Cr John Arkan)

That Council:

1.       Support the request to vary a development standard made pursuant to Clause 4.6 of Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan 2013 for the variation to the maximum building height under Clause 4.3(2) of Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan 2013 in this particular case.

2.       Approve Development Application No. 0357/16 for tree removal and earthworks and construction of service station and take away food and drink premises, signage roadworks and carpark, at Lot 3 DP 1037158, Lot 206 DP 1206854, Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour (South).

3.       Advise persons who made a submission on Development Application No. 0357/16 of Council’s decision.

For:         Crs Adendorff, Arkan, Cecato and Rhoades

Against:  Crs Strom, Swan and Townley

Carried

 

Cr Amos returned to the meeting, the time being 5.18pm.

 

 

SC17/10          Deferred Areas from Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan 2013 - Hearnes Lake/Sandy Beach, Emerald Beach, Moonee Beach and Sapphire Beach Areas:  Post Exhibition

 

Executive Summary

This report relates to lands which were deferred from Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2013, located at Hearnes Lake/Sandy Beach, Emerald Beach, Moonee Beach and Sapphire Beach. These lands are referred to throughout this report as the “Deferred Areas”.

The report provides Council with the outcome of the exhibition and consultation process associated with a Planning Proposal for the Deferred Areas (PP_2015_COFFS_004_00) (Attachment 1) and proposed corresponding amendments to Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan (DCP) 2015 Chapters G6 and G13 (Attachment 2). The report discusses issues raised in Government agency and community submissions as required by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s (P&E) Gateway Determination. These submissions have been both summarised and provided in full (Attachments 3 to 6).  

Parts of the Planning Proposal (as exhibited) have been amended following assessment and consideration of submissions received by Council during the consultation process. The rationale for these amendments is discussed in the ‘Issues’ section of this report and in more detail in Attachments 3 and 5.

The report recommends that Council adopt the revised Planning Proposal (as an amendment to Coffs Harbour LEP 2013) and proposed amendments to Coffs Harbour DCP 2015 Chapters G6 and G13 and proceed to request the Minister of Planning to make the plan. It also recommends that submission makers and landowners in the Deferred Areas localities are notified.

2017/37

Resolved (Cr Sally Townley / Cr Michael Adendorff)

That Council:

1.   Adopt Planning Proposal PP_2015_COFFS_004_00 for the Deferred Areas of Hearnes Lake/Sandy Beach, Emerald Beach, Moonee Beach and Sapphire Beach Areas: Version 3 – Post Exhibition (Attachment 1).

2.   Request that NSW Planning and Environment exercise the functions of the Minister under Section 59 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 for the purposes of finalising this Planning Proposal.

3.   Adopt Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan 2015 Chapters G6 and G13 (Attachment 2), which will come into force upon the amendment of Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan 2013 consistent with Planning Proposal PP_2015_COFFS_004_00. 

4.   Inform parties who made submissions to the exhibition and landowners in the Deferred Areas of Hearnes Lake/Sandy Beach, Emerald Beach, Moonee Beach and Sapphire Beach of Council’s resolutions.

For:         Crs Adendorff, Amos, Cecato, Rhoades, Strom, Swan and Townley

Against:  Cr Arkan

Carried

 

 

SC17/11          JRPP – Assessment Report For Development Application No 871/15 – Lot 54 DP 1199012, Airport Drive, Coffs Harbour

 

Executive Summary

To advise that a development assessment report, prepared by an independent planning consultant (All About Planning) on behalf of Council, for Development Application 871/15 has been lodged with the Joint Regional Planning Panel (Northern Region). 

As the proposal involves ‘Council related development over $5 million’, the application is required to be determined by the Joint Regional Planning Panel (Northern Region) and not Council, in accordance with the provisions of State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011.

A copy of the development assessment report that has been provided to the Panel is appended to this report.  It is recommended that the content of this report be noted.

2017/38

Resolved (Cr Keith Rhoades / Cr John Arkan)

That Council note the report.

The Motion on being put to the meeting was carried unanimously.

Carried

 

Directorate Reports - Sustainable Infrastructure

 

SI17/04           Traffic Committee No. 1/2017

 

Executive Summary

The Local Traffic Committee (LTC) Meeting minutes are presented to Council for approval comprising eight regulatory traffic facilities plans, four temporary road closures events and five deferred items.

2017/39

Resolved (Cr Jan Strom / Cr Michael Adendorff)

That Council:

T.1 - Loading Zone at 27a Walter Morris close, Coffs Harbour. 5440137 R.511200

That approval be given for a loading zone to be installed approximately 5 metres wide on the northern side of Walter Morris Close Coffs Harbour near the side entrance to the Salvation Army Family Store as per plan T.1-2017.

 

T.2 - No Parking Zone – Prince  Street side entrance to 47 Ocean Parade Coffs Harbour, Beachlander Holiday Apartments 6159388 R. 505540

That approval be given for the existing bus zone in front of No. 1 Prince Street, Coffs Harbour be extended 18m to the east, to create a 30m Bus Zone, as per plan T.2-2017

 

T.3 - North Sapphire Lane, North Sapphire Beach Estate 6213367

Request be deferred until traffic counts carried out and bought back to Traffic Committee at a later date.

 

 

 

T.4 – No Stopping yellow line - River Street Woolgoolga 6243667

That approval be given:

·    to install yellow line marking No Stopping zone on the eastern side of River Street Woolgoolga at both Beach Street and Hastings Street intersections.

·    To install a No right turn sign in River Street opposite Hastings Street Woolgoolga as per plan T.4 – 2017.

 

T.5 – Loading Zone / Short Term Parking – Isles Drive North Boambee Valley 5442898 R.509960

That approval be given to:

•     remove unauthorised yellow line marking fronting 3 Isles Drive North Boambee Valley

·    to linemark car parking spaces outside 3 and 5 Isles Drive, North Boambee Valley as per plan T.5-2017.

 

T.6 – No Right Turn cnr Loaders Lane and Coramba Road Coffs Harbour  5472447 R503160, R50012

That approval be given for the proposed no right turn from Loaders lane at Coramba Road intersection and associated line marking and signage  be approved as per submitted for DA 0858/11.

 

T.7 – No Parking – North Boambee Road/Highlander Drive North Boambee Valley (NBV) 6201665 R.500270

That approval be given for a No Parking zone to be installed on North Boambee Road for approximately 50m west of Highlander Drive, North Boambee Valley as per plan T.7-2017.

 

T.8 – Parking Issues - Hi Tech Drive Coffs Harbour 6238745 R.501670

Deferred pending further information.

 

T.9 – Traffic/Parking Issues  - Kidd Lane Sawtell 5492101 R.501550

Deferred until further information gained following consultation with Sawtell Chamber of Commerce.

 

T.10 - Curacoa Street/ Coff Street Coffs Harbour - Traffic Issues 5538707 R.504200, R.504300

That approval be given to install a 24m No Stopping zone on the east side of Curacoa Street, Coffs Harbour fronting No 29 as per plan T.10-2017.

 

T.11 – 40k zone – Fiddaman Road Emerald Beach 6231874 R.507240

Deferred: Council to apply to RMS for a 40 km High Pedestrian Activity Zone for the Commercial Centre section of Fiddaman Road Emerald Beach (i.e. from Fishermans Drive to 210m east to the Beach reserve).

 

T.12 - Beach Street, Woolgoolga - Temporary Road Closure - Anzac Day R.500270/1618

That a five (5) year approval be given for the temporary road closure of Beach Street, Woolgoolga, between Nightingale Street and Short Street Woolgoolga, for the Woolgoolga Anzac Day March to be held on the 25 April each year from 2017 to 2022, between the hours of 10.40am and 11.15am. The approval is subject to the following conditions:

1.     The road closure is advertised at least one week before the event. 

2.     The organisers be responsible for erection of traffic barriers and control of traffic using accredited traffic controllers.

3.     The organisers be responsible for all costs associated with the temporary closure.

4.     Copy of a current insurance Certificate of Currency of the applicants Public Liability Insurance for a minimum insured amount of $20 million and noting the Coffs Harbour City Council as an interested party for the event be submitted by the first Monday in April each year.

5.     Copy of NSW Police approval be submitted by the first Monday in April each year.

6.     A current risk management plan and Traffic Control Plan to be submitted by the first Monday in April each year.

a.   Traffic Control Plans to include a map indicating any alternative routes required for traffic detours. 

b.   Traffic Control Plans to be drawn to scale and indicate the provision of passageways and clearances for pedestrian and emergency access.  Plans should be prepared in accordance with Roads & Maritime Services Guide to Traffic Control at Worksites by accredited persons

c.   All signage erected for the event should not cause a hazard for motorists or pedestrians and be removed immediately following the completion of the event

d.   Conformance with approved Traffic Management Plan and associated Traffic Control Plans which shall be implemented and controlled by Roads & Maritime Services accredited persons

7.     Consultation with emergency services (Fire & Ambulance) and any identified issues addressed in a timely manner

8.     Consultation with bus and taxi operators and arrangements made for provision of services during conduct of the event

9.     Community and affected business consultation including adequate response/action to any raised concerns

10.   Arrangements made for private property access and egress affected by the event

11.   The event organiser notifies local community of the impact of the event by advertising in the Coffs Coast Advocate a minimum of one week prior to the operational impacts taking effect. The advertising must include the event name, specifics of any traffic impacts or road closures and times, alternative route arrangements, event organiser, a personal contact name and a telephone number for all event related enquiries or complaints

12. That the applicant organise for the events to be listed on council's web page

The five year approval only applies if there are no significant changes to the traffic management plan. If there are any changes in the route or event during the approval period (i.e. 2017 – 2022) event organisers must contact Council, three months prior to the event with details of the revised traffic management plan.

T.13 - First/Second/Fourth Avenues, Sawtell - Temporary Road Closure - Anzac Day   501520/501480/501550/1618

That a five (5) year approval be given for the temporary road closures of the following:

·         First Avenue (Second Avenue to Boronia Street)

·         Second Avenue (First Avenue to Fourth Avenue)

·         Fourth Avenue (Second Avenue to Johnston Lane)

for the Sawtell Anzac Day March to be held on the 25 April each year from 2017 to 2022, between the hours of 10.30am and 11.45am. The approval is subject to the following conditions:

1.      The road closure is advertised at least one week before the event. 

2.      The organisers be responsible for erection of traffic barriers and control of traffic using accredited traffic controllers.

3.      The organisers be responsible for all costs associated with the temporary closure.

4.      A temporary bus zone be signposted in First Avenue north of Second Avenue as alternative to the Ex-Services Club bus zone.

5.      Copy of a current insurance Certificate of Currency of the applicants Public Liability Insurance for a minimum insured amount of $20 million and noting the Coffs Harbour City Council as an interested party for the event be submitted by the first Monday in April each year.

6.      Copy of NSW Police approval be submitted by the first Monday in April each year.

7.      A current risk management plan and Traffic Control Plan to be submitted by the first Monday in April each year.

a.   Traffic Control Plans to include a map indicating any alternative routes required for traffic detours. 

b.   Traffic Control Plans to be drawn to scale and indicate the provision of passageways and clearances for pedestrian and emergency access.  Plans should be prepared in accordance with Roads & Maritime Services Guide to Traffic Control at Worksites by accredited persons

c.   All signage erected for the event should not cause a hazard for motorists or pedestrians and be removed immediately following the completion of the event

d.   Conformance with approved Traffic Management Plan and associated Traffic Control Plans which shall be implemented and controlled by Roads & Maritime Services accredited persons

8.      Consultation with emergency services (Fire & Ambulance) and any identified issues addressed in a timely manner

9.      Consultation with bus and taxi operators and arrangements made for provision of services during conduct of the event

10.    Community and affected business consultation including adequate response/action to any raised concerns

11.    Arrangements made for private property access and egress affected by the event

12.    The event organiser notifies local community of the impact of the event by advertising in the Coffs Coast Advocate a minimum of one week prior to the operational impacts taking effect. The advertising must include the event name, specifics of any traffic impacts or road closures and times, alternative route arrangements, event organiser, a personal contact name and a telephone number for all event related enquiries or complaints

13.    That the applicant organise for the events to be listed on council's web page

The five year approval only applies if there are no significant changes to the traffic management plan. If there are any changes in the route or event during the approval period (ie 2017 – 2022) event organisers must contact Council three months prior to the event with details of the revised traffic management plan.

 

T.14 - Park Avenue / Gordon Street / Vernon Street, Coffs Harbour - Temporary Road Closure - Anzac Day   R.505670/R.504620/R.504180/1618

That a five (5) year approval be given for the temporary road closure of the following:

·    Park Avenue (Brelsford Park, Earl Street to Gordon Street)

·    Gordon Street (Park Avenue to Vernon Street)

·    Vernon Street (Gordon Street to Pacific Highway)

for the Coffs Harbour Anzac Day March to be held on the 25 April each year from 2017 to 2022, between the hours of 8.30am and 10.30am. The approval is subject to the following conditions:

1.      The road closure is advertised at least one week before the event. 

2.      The organisers be responsible for erection of traffic barriers and control of traffic using accredited traffic controllers.

3.      The organisers be responsible for all costs associated with the temporary closure.

4.      Copy of a current insurance Certificate of Currency of the applicants Public Liability Insurance for a minimum insured amount of $20 million and noting the Coffs Harbour City Council as an interested party for the event be submitted by the first Monday in April each year.

5.      Copy of NSW Police approval be submitted by the first Monday in April each year.

6.      A current risk management plan and Traffic Control Plan to be submitted by the first Monday in April each year.

a.   Traffic Control Plans to include a map indicating any alternative routes required for traffic detours. 

b.   Traffic Control Plans to be drawn to scale and indicate the provision of passageways and clearances for pedestrian and emergency access.  Plans should be prepared in accordance with Roads & Maritime Services Guide to Traffic Control at Worksites by accredited persons

c.   All signage erected for the event should not cause a hazard for motorists or pedestrians and be removed immediately following the completion of the event

d.   Conformance with approved Traffic Management Plan and associated Traffic Control Plans which shall be implemented and controlled by Roads & Maritime Services accredited persons

7.      Consultation with emergency services (Fire & Ambulance) and any identified issues addressed in a timely manner

8.      Consultation with bus and taxi operators and arrangements made for provision of services during conduct of the event

9.      Community and affected business consultation including adequate response/action to any raised concerns

10.    Arrangements made for private property access and egress affected by the event

11.    The event organiser notifies local community of the impact of the event by advertising in the Coffs Coast Advocate a minimum of one week prior to the operational impacts taking effect. The advertising must include the event name, specifics of any traffic impacts or road closures and times, alternative route arrangements, event organiser, a personal contact name and a telephone number for all event related enquiries or complaints

12.    That the applicant organise for the events to be listed on council's web page

The five year approval only applies if there are no significant changes to the traffic management plan. If there are any changes in the route or event during the approval period (ie 2017 – 2022) event organisers must contact Council three months prior to the event with details of the revised traffic management plan.

 

T.15 - Temporary Rolling Road Closure and Road Closure - Annual Sikh Parade Saturday 15 April 2017 6234634

That approval be given for the rolling temporary road closures of River Street, Gordon Street, Nightingale Street, Nelson Street, Queen Street, Carrington Street, Trafalgar Street, Fawcett Street, Gordon Street, Scarborough Street, Hastings Street from 10.30am - 3.00pm

And the temporary road closure of Beach Street, Woolgoolga from 12.30pm – 1.30pm, associated with the Vaisakhi Sikh Parade in Woolgoolga on Saturday 15 April 2017 be advertised and providing no substantive objections are received, the temporary closures be approved, subject to the following conditions:

1.      The road closure is advertised at least one week before the event.

2.      The organisers be responsible for erection of traffic barriers and control of traffic using accredited traffic controllers.

3.      The organisers be responsible for all costs associated with the temporary closure.

4.      Copy of a current insurance Certificate of Currency of the applicants Public Liability Insurance for a minimum insured amount of $20 million and noting the Coffs Harbour City Council as an interested party for the event be submitted by the 3 April 2017.

5.      Copy of NSW Police approval be submitted by the 3 April 2017.

6.      A current risk management plan and Traffic Control Plan to be submitted by the 3 April 2017.

a.   Traffic Control Plans to include a map indicating any alternative routes required for traffic detours.

b.   Traffic Control Plans to be drawn to scale and indicate the provision of passageways and clearances for pedestrian and emergency access.  Plans should be prepared in accordance with Roads & Maritime Services Guide to Traffic Control at Worksites by accredited persons

c.   All signage erected for the event should not cause a hazard for motorists or pedestrians and be removed immediately following the completion of the event

d.   Conformance with approved Traffic Management Plan and associated Traffic Control Plans which shall be implemented and controlled by Roads & Maritime Services accredited persons

7.      Consultation with emergency services (Fire & Ambulance) and any identified issues addressed in a timely manner

8.      Consultation with bus and taxi operators and arrangements made for provision of services during conduct of the event

9.      Community and affected business consultation including adequate response/action to any raised concerns

10.    Arrangements made for private property access and egress affected by the event

11.    The event organiser notifies local community of the impact of the event by advertising in the Woolgoolga Advertiser a minimum of one week prior to the operational impacts taking effect. The advertising must include the event name, specifics of any traffic impacts or road closures and times, alternative route arrangements, event organiser, a personal contact name and a telephone number for all event related enquiries or complaints

12.    That the applicant organise for the events to be listed on council's web page.

 

T.16 - Nile Street, Coffs Harbour - 'No Stopping'   5445303 R.505460

That approval be given for the No Stopping zone to be extended from Edinburgh Street into Nile Street, Coffs Harbour as per below

·    North side of Nile Street west of Edinburgh Street for approx. 50m to the existing No Parking sign in the unnamed lane.

·    North side of Nile Street east of Edinburgh Street for 10m.

·    South side of Nile Street west of Edinburgh Street for 10m.

as per plan T.16.-2017.

 

T.17 - Vernon Street Coffs Harbour (Coffs Central) - Taxi Rank

That approval be given to install a 20m Taxi Zone under the Coffs Central air bridge in Vernon Street, Coffs Harbour and remove the existing Taxi Zone west of Coffs Central Loading bay with a no stopping) as per plan T.17 – 2017.

The Motion on being put to the meeting was carried unanimously.

Carried

 

Trust Reports

 

T17/06 TRUST REPORT - Coffs Coast State Park Trust - Relocation of Marine Rescue Woolgoolga to Arrawarra Headland Facility - Progress Report

 

Executive Summary

In accordance with Council’s resolution 2017/3 at its meeting held on 9 February 2017, progress reports are provided to each Council meeting on the relocation of Marine Rescue Woolgoolga to Arrawarra Headland.

2017/40

Resolved (Cr Jan Strom / Cr Paul Amos)

That Council, as Corporate Manager of the Coffs Coast State Park Trust, note the progress report.

The Motion on being put to the meeting was carried unanimously.

Carried

 

REQUESTS FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE

No requests for leave of absence.

 

questions on notice

No questions on notice.

 

Matters of an Urgent Nature

 

MUN17/01      Emergency Services Levy

 

Cr Keith Rhoades raised that the NSW Government will introduce a system to fund NSW's fire and emergency services from 1 July 2017, all land owners will be levied, with the tax collected through the rates notice, rather than insurance premiums.  Councils across NSW support the introduction of the levy as a fairer way for the collection, however object to the short lead time that will be given to Councils to introduce the levy on 1 July 2017.

Cr Rhoades also informed that the Government estimates the average levy will be approximately $185 and that Councils will list the new levy on Council rates notices as a separate item.

Also, that under the current arrangements, the NSW Fire and Emergency Services are funded 73.7% from property insurance, 14.6% from the State Government and 11.7% local government. When the new levy is introduced from 1 July 2017, the State Government share of the funding will reduce by 7.3% with the local government funding share being unchanged at 11.7%. The remaining 81% comes from the new Emergency Services Levy.

 

 

Close of Meeting

The Meeting closed at 6.04pm.

 

Confirmed:  23 March 2017

 

 

 

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George Cecato

Deputy Mayor