Ordinary Council Meeting Minutes                                                     22 August 2019

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MINUTES

coffs harbour CITY cOUNCIL
Ordinary Council Meeting
Council Administration Building

Cnr Coff and Castle Streets, Coffs Harbour
ON Thursday, 22 August 2019 AT 5.00pm

 

PRESENT:              Cr Denise Knight, Cr Paul Amos, Cr John Arkan, Cr George Cecato, Cr Keith Rhoades, 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 Mayor, Cr D Knight 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 Mayor reminded the Chamber that the meeting was to be recorded and live audio streamed, and that no other recordings of the meeting would be permitted.

 

On behalf of Coffs Harbour City Council we would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of Kerry Hines, who was a former Councillor.

Public forum

Time

Speaker

Item

5.00 pm

Paul Shoker

Against report SC19/34 - Local Growth Management Strategy Chapter 6 - Large Lot Residential Lands - Post Exhibition

5.05 pm

Shaun Lawer

Against report SC19/34 - Local Growth Management Strategy Chapter 6 - Large Lot Residential Lands - Post Exhibition

5.10 pm

Jeff Tomkinson

For report SC19/34 - Local Growth Management Strategy Chapter 6 - Large Lot Residential Lands - Post Exhibition

5.15 pm

Simon Portus

For report SC19/38 - Stronger Country Communities Fund - Round 3

 

Disclosure of Interest

Councillor

Items

Type of Interest

Cr John Arkan

SC19/33 Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy - Chapters 1 to 4 ‘Strategic Approach’ - Post Exhibition

Non-Pecuniary - Significant Conflict as his family owns land within the subject area.

 

Apologies

2019/123

Resolved (Cr John Arkan / Cr Sally Townley)

That an apology received from Councillor Adendorff for unavoidable absence be received and accepted.

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

Carried

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

2019/124

Resolved (Cr John Arkan / Cr Sally Townley)

That leave of absence as requested from Councillor Swan be approved for the meeting of 22 August 2019.

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

Carried

 

Confirmation of Minutes

2019/125

Resolved (Cr George Cecato / Cr John Arkan)

That the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 8 August 2019 be confirmed.

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

Carried

 


 

 

SC19/34          Local Growth Management Strategy Chapter 6 - Large Lot Residential Lands - Post Exhibition

 

Executive Summary

Council at its Ordinary Meeting of 28 March 2019 resolved to endorse draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy – Chapter 6 Large Lot Residential Lands and Large Lot Residential Background Paper, and to publicly exhibit the two documents for a minimum period of 28 days. They were placed on public exhibition from 4 April to 15 May 2019.

Council wrote to relevant Government agencies and to landowners who had been included previously in the 2009 Rural Residential Strategy, seeking feedback on the draft documents. At the conclusion of the public exhibition process, 45 public submissions were received raising a number of issues. Five submissions were received from State Government agencies.

The purpose of this report is to inform Council of the feedback received during the public consultation process and to seek endorsement for the final Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy – Chapter 6 Large Lot Residential Lands (Attachment 1) which has been amended in response to the feedback received (Attachments 2 and 3).

 

 

Motion (Cr George Cecato / Cr Sally Townley)

That Council:

1.         Adopt the Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy – Chapter 6 Large Lot Residential Lands (Attachment 1) subject to retaining the existing requirement for horticulture to require consent in the R5 zone.

2.         Seek endorsement from NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy – Chapter 6 Large Lot Residential Lands pursuant to Direction 24 of the North Coast Regional Plan 2036.

3.         There be an immediate review of Council’s Fees and Charges such as to ensure that they are fair and reasonable for proponent based applications for an amendment to the Coffs Harbour Local Environment Plan 2013 as amended having regard to the number of landowners constituting the proponent, the area of the land involved and the proposed number of lots in any relevant subdivision.

4.         That within the next 3 years Council identify those parts of the Korora, Sapphire and Moonee Candidate Area which, subject to water supply and sewerage services are suitable for rezoning to Residential Zones R1, R2, R3 and or R4. 

5.         Notify Council’s decision to those who made a submission to draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy – Chapter 6 Large Lot Residential Lands.

 

Amendment

 

(Cr John Arkan / Cr Keith Rhoades)

That Council:

1.         Adopt the Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy – Chapter 6 Large Lot Residential Lands (Attachment 1) subject to retaining the existing requirement for horticulture to require consent in the R5 zone, to include Part Lot 2 DP1013290, Red Rock Road, Corindi Beach and any known and identified lands east of the highway.

2.         Seek endorsement from NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy – Chapter 6 Large Lot Residential Lands pursuant to Direction 24 of the North Coast Regional Plan 2036.

3.         There be an immediate review of Council’s Fees and Charges such as to ensure that they are fair and reasonable for proponent based applications for an amendment to the Coffs Harbour Local Environment Plan 2013 as amended having regard to the number of landowners constituting the proponent, the area of the land involved and the proposed number of lots in any relevant subdivision.

4.         That within the next 3 years Council identify those parts of the Korora, Sapphire and Moonee Candidate Area which, subject to water supply and sewerage services are suitable for rezoning to Residential Zones R1, R2, R3 and or R4. 

5.         Notify Council’s decision to those who made a submission to draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy – Chapter 6 Large Lot Residential Lands.

For:         Crs Arkan and Rhoades

Against:  Crs Knight, Amos, Cecato and Townley

The AMENDMENT on being put to the meeting was LOST.

 

Amendment

 

(Cr John Arkan / Cr Paul Amos)

That Council:

1.         Provide a report within the next two months with regards to the Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy – Chapter 6 Large Lot Residential Lands (Attachment 1) subject to retaining the existing requirement for horticulture to require consent in the R5 zone, to include any known and identified lands east of the highway, combination of residential land and large lot residential.

2.         Each land allotment be subject to Council Development Application processes and be mindful of the North Coast Regional Plan.

3.         Review of Council’s Fees and Charges for Proponent led planning proposals.

4.         Notify Council’s decision to those who made a submission to draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy – Chapter 6 Large Lot Residential Lands.

For:         Crs Amos and Arkan

Against:  Crs Knight, Cecato, Rhoades and Townley

The AMENDMENT on being put to the meeting was LOST.

2019/126

Resolved (Cr George Cecato / Cr Sally Townley)

That Council:

1.         Adopt the Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy – Chapter 6 Large Lot Residential Lands (Attachment 1) subject to retaining the existing requirement for horticulture to require consent in the R5 zone.

2.         Seek endorsement from NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy – Chapter 6 Large Lot Residential Lands pursuant to Direction 24 of the North Coast Regional Plan 2036.

3.         There be an immediate review of Council’s Fees and Charges such as to ensure that they are fair and reasonable for proponent based applications for an amendment to the Coffs Harbour Local Environment Plan 2013 as amended having regard to the number of landowners constituting the proponent, the area of the land involved and the proposed number of lots in any relevant subdivision.

4.         That within the next 3 years Council identify those parts of the Korora, Sapphire and Moonee Candidate Area which, subject to water supply and sewerage services are suitable for rezoning to Residential Zones R1, R2, R3 and or R4. 

5.         Notify Council’s decision to those who made a submission to draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy – Chapter 6 Large Lot Residential Lands.

For:         Crs Knight, Arkan, Cecato, Rhoades and Townley

Against:  Cr Amos

Carried

 

 

SC19/38          Stronger Country Communities Fund - Round 3

 

Executive Summary

The NSW Government has committed a further $100m to support community projects with at least $50m for youth-related projects, through Round 3 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF), and local councils are eligible to apply.

This round has a focus on youth in response to the NSW Regional Youth Strategy, with at least 50% of funding provided to projects that improve the lives of young people (12-24 years old).  Youth related projects are to align to the areas of community, wellbeing, connectivity and work readiness.

Council has nominated six projects as applications for funding by Round 3 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund.

 

2019/127

Resolved (Cr George Cecato / Cr Keith Rhoades)

That Council

1.         Note the Jetty Foreshores Stage 5 request of $600,000 from the Stronger Country Communities Fund – Round Three as resolved on 8 August 2019.

2.         Endorse the following additional projects to be submitted to the Stronger Country Communities Fund – Round Three:

Project Title

Grant Requested

Sandy Beach Reserve Active Youth Space

$200,000

STEAMin’ Ahead: A Digital Pop-Up Library

$201,000

CALD Youth Beach Safety Education Program

$ 95,000

Toormina Oval – Change Rooms and Storage

$250,000

North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens Glasshouse

$637,300

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

Carried

 


 

General Manager's Reports

 

GM19/20         North Coast Regional Botanic Garden Advisory Committee - Appointment of Committee Members

 

Executive Summary

Nominations for Council Committee members require a resolution by Council.

On 9 May 2019 Council endorsed the Terms of Reference for the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden (NCRBG) Advisory Committee and resolved to receive a further report to endorse the community representatives and Friends of the NCRBG representatives on the advisory committee.  This report brings the proposed Advisory Committee representatives to Council for consideration and endorsement.

2019/128

Resolved (Cr Paul Amos / Cr Sally Townley)

That Council:

1.         Appoints Ms Alice Baker and Mr Greg Elks to the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden Advisory Committee

2.         Note the two (2) Friends of the NCRBG members nominated to the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden Advisory Committee

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

Carried

Notices of Motion – Business Services

 

NOM19/08      Peer Review of Council's Long Term Financial Plan and Debt Portfolio

2019/129

Resolved (Cr Sally Townley / Cr Paul Amos)

That Council:

1.      Authorise the engagement of suitably qualified consultants to:

a.      Independently peer review Council’s LTFP based on known commitments, including projections as they relate to the current and projected loan portfolio

b.      Independently peer review Council’s ability to service the debt portfolio, inclusive of a proposed borrowing of $46M for the Cultural and Civic Space project, and report on Council’s overall borrowing capacity

c.      Independently peer review the compliance and governance on the architectural design tendering process to date.

2.      Receive a comprehensive report detailing expected long term costs and outgoings for the proposed Cultural and Civic Space.

3.      Continue to receive regular and comprehensive financial updates on the project.

4.      The funding source be taken from the current proposal to review the long term financial plan and the compliance and governance check on tendering process to be funded from the civic management budget.

For:         Crs Knight, Amos, Cecato, Rhoades and Townley

Against:  Cr Arkan

Carried

Directorate Reports - Business Services

 

BS19/38          Bank and Investment Balances for July 2019

 

Executive Summary

Council’s Bank Balances and Investments as at 31 July 2019 totalled $214,366,500.40.  Council receives independent advice and invests surplus funds in accordance with Council’s Investment Policy to maximise investment income and preserve capital to assist with funding requirements for projects listed under the My Coffs Community Strategic Plan.

Also included in the monthly report is a summary of Council’s Socially Responsible Investment Performance (refer Attachment 1).

2019/130

Resolved (Cr George Cecato / Cr Paul Amos)

That Council note the bank balances and investments totalling $214,366,500.40 (including from loans, Developer Contributions and other avenues that form the restricted accounts and are committed for future works) as at 31 July 2019.

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

Carried

 

 

BS19/39          Sale of Land for Unpaid Rates

 

Executive Summary

Within the Coffs Harbour LGA there are 13 properties that are small parcels of closed roads that have over 10 years of outstanding rates and charges in the amount of $133,957.11.

In accordance with Council’s Sale of Land to Recover Unpaid Rates and Charges Policy and Section 713 of the Local Government Act, Council may commence the sale of land process to recover these outstanding amounts at public auction if Council is unable to enter into an acceptable payment arrangement with the owners or receive payment in full.

Council staff have made further unsuccessful attempts to contact the property owners to recover the outstanding rates and charges therefore it is recommended that Council now proceed with the sale of land process.

2019/131

Resolved (Cr Paul Amos / Cr Sally Townley)

That Council:

1.         In accordance with Section 713 of the Local Government Act 1993, sell the following properties for unpaid rates and charges:

1.1.       Eastern Dorrigo Way, Ulong (Lot 2 DP 113534),

1.2.       Park Avenue, Coffs Harbour (Lot 1 DP 135184),

1.3.       Bonville Street, Coffs Harbour (Lot F DP 23941)

1.4.       Central Bucca Road, Bucca (Lot 1 DP 822796)

1.5.       Scarborough Street, Woolgoolga (Lot 2 DP 320853)

1.6.       Tramway Drive (ROW), Woolgoolga (Lot 1 DP 956226 Lot 24 DP 259758)

1.7.       Alexander Street, Nana Glen (Lot 23 Sec 3 DP 8130)

1.8.       Battery Road, Nana Glen (Lot 207 DP 752808)

1.9.       Eastern Dorrigo Way, Ulong (Lot 5 DP 113534, Lot 6 DP 113534, Lot 7 DP 113534, Lot 8 DP 113534)

1.10.    Gundagai Street, Coffs Harbour (Lot 1 DP 449913)

1.11.    Englands Road, North Boambee Valley (Lot 2 DP 129036, Lot 3 DP 129036)

1.12.    Lyons Road, Toormina (Lot 5 DP 245695, Lot 8 DP 245695)

1.13.    Eastern Dorrigo Way, Ulong (Lot 4 DP 246940)

2.         Notify all person(s) having an interest in the land of the sale.

3.         Places an advertisement for the auction in the NSW Government Gazette, Coffs Coast Advocate, Woolgoolga Advertiser and on Council’s website, noting that the advertisement will conform to the provisions of Section 715(1) of the Local Government Act 1993.

4.         Delegate the General Manager authority to set a reserve sale price for each property listed in the Confidential Attachment 1, in consultation with an approved Real Estate Agent, with the reserve to be set having regard to all relevant legislative and common law considerations.

5.         Withdraw properties from sale if unpaid rates and charges are paid in full or a satisfactory arrangement is entered into, where unpaid rates and charges (including extra charges) overdue for more than five (5) years will be required to be paid in full and the remaining outstanding balance to be paid within 12 months of the date of the arrangement being made.

6.         Authorise for properties which do not sell at auction to be offered for sale by private treaty having regard to the provisions of Section 716 of the Local Government Act 1993.

7.         Notes that the public auction date must be between three and six months after the advertisement is published in the NSW Government Gazette.

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

Carried

 

 

BS19/40          Transfer of 50 Minorie Drive, Toormina to Toormina Community Preschool Incorporated

 

Executive Summary

Council accepted the transfer of a parcel of land known as 50 Minorie Drive, Toormina from Toormina Holdings Pty Ltd so that Council could act as trustee for the Toormina Preschool Association in 1975.  The property has been operated as a Preschool by this body since this date.  The original transfer of the land was subject to a Trust Deed which was executed by Council on 23 October 1975.  This document effectively placed Council in the position of holding the property in trust and gave the Preschool the authority to direct transfer of the property.  Council has received correspondence from the legal representative of Toormina Community Preschool Incorporated requesting transfer the property to its ownership.  This report requests the formal approval of Council to complete the transfer in line with the Preschool’s request.

2019/132

Resolved (Cr Paul Amos / Cr John Arkan)

That Council:

1.         Approve the transfer of 50 Minorie Drive, Toormina to Toormina Community Preschool Incorporated in accordance with the Trust Deed.

2.         Note that each party will pay their own costs in relation to this matter.

3.         Execute all documents necessary to facilitate the matter under the common seal of Council.

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

Carried

 

BS19/41          Acquisition of Easement for Water Supply - Lot 3 DP 1244528, 643 Coramba Road, Karangi

 

Executive Summary

Council completed a duplication of the water main that connects Karangi Dam with Red Hill Reservoir to the west of Coffs Harbour in 2017.  This project included the construction of a new 600mm water main and now that it’s complete the security of Coffs Harbour’s water supply has been considerably improved.  As part of the project, easements were required over a number of properties upon which Council have no current tenure to protect the new works.  Negotiations have been ongoing with one of the property owners now for two years and an agreement has recently been reached.

 

2019/133

Resolved (Cr Sally Townley / Cr George Cecato)

That Council:

1.         Authorise payment of $1,000 inclusive of GST to the owners of Lot 3 DP 1244528, 643 Coramba Road, Karangi as compensation for the transfer of an easement to Council for water supply 5 metres wide as described in this report.

2.         Authorise payment of all costs associated with the acquisition, including reasonable legal expenses, survey, mortgagee consent fees and registration expenses.

3.         Execute under seal if necessary all documents to facilitate this matter.

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

Carried

The General Manager left the room, the time being 7.16pm and the Director Sustainable Communities assumed his Chair.

 

 

 

 


 

Councillor John Arkan declared an interest in the following item, vacated the chamber and took no part in the discussion or voting, the time being 7.16pm.

Directorate Reports - Sustainable Communities

 

SC19/33          Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy - Chapters 1 to 4 'Strategic Approach' - Post Exhibition

 

Executive Summary

Council at its Ordinary Meeting of 14 March 2019 resolved to endorse draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy – Chapters 1 to 4 ‘Strategic Approach’, and to proceed to public exhibition of the draft chapters for a minimum period of 28 days.

The purpose of this report is to inform Council of the outcomes of the public exhibition process and to seek endorsement from Council for the final Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy – Chapters 1 to 4 (Attachment 1), which have been amended to address issues raised by submissions made during the formal exhibition process (Attachment 2).

2019/134

Resolved (Cr George Cecato / Cr Sally Townley)

That Council:

1.         Adopt Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy - Chapters 1 to 4 (Attachment 1).

2.         Seek endorsement from NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy -  Chapters 1 to 4 (Attachment 1).

3.         Notify Council’s decision to those that made a submission to draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy - Chapters 1 to 4.

For:         Crs Knight, Cecato, Rhoades and Townley

Against:  Cr Amos

Carried

Councillor John Arkan returned to the meeting, the time being 7:23pm.

The General Manager returned to the meeting, the time being 7.23pm.

 

SC19/35          Development Application No. 0415/19 - Seniors Housing - Lot 591 and 592 DP543750, No 5-7 Beach Street, Woolgoolga

 

Executive Summary

This report provides an assessment of Development Application No. 0415/19 for a Seniors Housing development at Lot 591 and 592 DP543750, No 5-7 Beach Street, Woolgoolga.

At its meeting of 12 October 2017, Council adopted the ‘Development Applications - Consideration by Council Policy’, which outlined:

That development applications for approval involving substantial aspects of the following elements be referred to Council for determination:

-     Significant public interest and community input;

-     A proposed variation to the Local Environmental Plan that varies from the development standard by more than 10%;

-     Significant land use; and

-     Major environmental issues.

Following public exhibition of the application Council received fifty-six (56) submissions. Accordingly, this matter is reported to Council for determination due to ‘significant public interest and community input’.

2019/135

Resolved (Cr John Arkan / Cr George Cecato)

That Council:

1.         Approve Development Application No. 0415/19 for a Seniors Housing development at Lot 591 and 592 DP543750, No 5-7 Beach Street Woolgoolga subject to the conditions in Attachment 3.

2.         Advise persons who made a submission on Development Application No. 0415/19 of Council’s decision.

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

Carried

 

 

SC19/36          2017-2021 Delivery Program - January to June Six-Monthly Progress Report

 

 

Executive Summary

Under the Local Government Act, Council is required to report six-monthly on its progress against the principal activities detailed in the Delivery Program.

The Six-Monthly Progress Report (for the period 1 January to 30 June 2019) on the Coffs Harbour City Council 2017-2021 Delivery Program is tabled at this time. The Six-Monthly Progress Report identifies achievements and challenges recorded during the reporting period and provides updates on Council services, projects and key operational activities.

There are 235 actions detailed in the six-monthly report. The majority are recorded as being On Track; 22 are listed as Needing Attention and one is reported as Critical, generally reflecting the impacts of external factors.

The report represents the considerable record of achievement by Council and its workforce in delivering positive outcomes for the Coffs Harbour community. The reporting period saw many highlights including:

·    The official opening of the Stage 1 upgrade of the C.ex Coffs International Stadium;

·    The completion of the Upper Shephards Lane Flood Detention Basin;

·    Public consultation on the draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy;

·    Council endorsement of the North Boambee Valley (West) Urban Investigation Area;

·    Construction work on the City Square revitalisation;

·    Commencement of work on the new district park at West Coffs;

·    The staging of the 2019 Coffs Harbour Harmony Festival;

·    The launch of a new Coffs Coast tourist promotional campaign;

·    The development of the draft Coffs City Centre Development Incentive Policy;

·    The completion of water reservoir refurbishment projects at Toormina, Sapphire and Emerald Beach;

·    The replacement of Morrows Road Bridge at Nana Glen;

·    Extensive water, sewer and transport asset works;

·    The delivery and development of arts, cultural and library services;

·    Delivery of land management, environmental and sustainability initiatives; and

·    Delivery of a range of community, economic and sporting programs.

 

2019/136

Resolved (Cr George Cecato / Cr Sally Townley)

That Council adopts the attached Six-Monthly Progress Report (for the period 1 January to 30 June 2019) on the Coffs Harbour City Council 2017-2021 Delivery Program for public release.

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

Carried

 

 

SC19/37          2019/20 Arts and Cultural Development Grants Program

 

Executive Summary

An amount of $38,400 has been allocated to projects from the Arts and Cultural Development Grants Program for 2019/20.

Council sought applications from the community for projects, events and activities, with financial support between $2,000 and $5,000 being offered to applicants. The grant assessment process is competitive and applicants must present clear, well planned projects with appropriate support material in line with the guidelines. 13 applications were received with $52,000 funding requested.  8 applications were recommended for funding by the assessment panel totalling $31,850.

Given the resources involved in administering another grant round it is recommended to allocate the remaining grant program monies of $6,550 for the coordination and delivery of a series of industry network events across the Local Government Area for the local Arts and Cultural/Creative Industries Sector to foster greater connections, collaboration and partnerships over 2019/20 that support the objectives of Creative Coffs - Cultural Strategic Plan 2017-2022.

2019/137

Resolved (Cr John Arkan / Cr Paul Amos)

That Council:

Approves the allocation of the 2019/20 Arts and Cultural Development Grants Program as follows:

1.         Grants:

APPLICANT

Coffs Harbour Arts Council

$5,000

STARTTS Coffs Harbour

$5,000

Friends of Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

$5,000

Auspicious Arts Projects

$5,000

Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival

$4,670

Coffs Harbour City Orchestra

$2,500

Woolgoolga Art Group

$2,000

Sawtell Art Group

$2,680

TOTAL

$31,850

2.         Sector development: $6,550 for co-ordination of development and network events that value and support creative industries and encourage connections, collaboration and partnerships in the arts and cultural sector.

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

Carried

 


 

Directorate Reports - Sustainable Infrastructure

 

SI19/12           Amendment to Alcohol Free Zone in City Square, Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour

 

Executive Summary

The official opening of the new upgraded City Square in Harbour Drive is scheduled to take place from 5pm on Friday 4 October 2019.

The event will include live music and acts from the Coffs International Buskers and Comedy Festival as well as refreshments. Food and drink will be sold by City Square venues, as well as by stall holders. Council is investigating a special event liquor licence to sell alcohol in the Square.

City Square is currently an Alcohol Free Zone (AFZ). Section 645 of the Local Government (LG) Act provides for Council, by resolution, to allow the temporary suspension of AFZs for specific periods or events. The LG Act and Ministerial Guidelines on Alcohol Free Zones (February 2009) provide a specific procedure which must be followed in relation to suspending AFZs, and this includes a requirement to seek Council’s endorsement as well as Police approval.

This report therefore seeks Council’s endorsement of the recommendation below for the purpose of holding the Official Opening of the new asset.

 

2019/138

Resolved (Cr George Cecato / Cr Sally Townley)

That Council, in accordance with Section 645 of the Local Government Act 1993, approve the temporary suspension of the City Square Alcohol Free Zone in Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour on Friday 4 October 2019 between the hours of 5-10pm.

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

Carried

 


 

Questions on notice

No questions on notice.

 

Matters of an Urgent Nature

                   No matters of an urgent nature.

 

 

Close of Meeting

The Meeting closed at 7.26pm.

 

Confirmed: 12 September 2019.

 

 

 

 

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Denise Knight

Mayor