Ordinary Council Meeting Minutes             10 September 2020

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MINUTES

coffs harbour CITY cOUNCIL
Ordinary Council Meeting
Council Administration Building

CNR COFF AND CASTLE STREETS, COFFS HARBOUR
ON Thursday, 10 September 2020 AT 5.00pm

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

STAFF:                    General Manager, Acting 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 traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, the Gumbaynggirr people, who have cared for this land since time immemorial. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging, and commit ourselves to a future with reconciliation and renewal at its heart.

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.

Public forum commenced at 5.00pm

Due to there being no public gallery as a precaution to help reduce the risk of Coronavirus COVID-19 infection, all speakers are providing a written statement which will be read to the meeting.

Speaker

Item

Gai Anderson

For RM20/02 Rescission Motion - Coffs Harbour Airport Long Term Lease - Stage 3 Tender for Binding Bids

Gai Anderson

For SC20/47 Issues and Options Paper for Performing Arts Spaces (Indoor And Outdoor) - Post Exhibition

Cr Paul Amos left the meeting, the time being 5.14pm.

Andrew Green

Against SC20/53 Development Application No. 0725/20 - Demolition of Existing Dwelling and Construction of New Dwelling - Lot A DP 416682, 19 Jarrett Street, Coffs Harbour

Cr Paul Amos returned to the meeting, the time being 5.20pm.

Disclosure of Interest

Councillor

Items

Type of Interest

Cr George Cecato

SC20/54 NRPP – Development Application No. 0918/20 – Seniors Housing (16 Self-Contained Dwellings in Building A and 57 Self-Contained Dwellings in Building B and Alterations and Additions to Enclose Building C/D Car Parking - Lot 4 DP 1263001, Arthur Street, Coffs Harbour

Non-Pecuniary - Significant Conflict as he is a NRPP Panel Member.

Cr Tegan Swan

SC20/54 NRPP – Development Application No. 0918/20 – Seniors Housing (16 Self-Contained Dwellings in Building A and 57 Self-Contained Dwellings in Building B and Alterations and Additions to Enclose Building C/D Car Parking - Lot 4 DP 1263001, Arthur Street, Coffs Harbour

Non-Pecuniary - Significant Conflict as she is a NRPP Panel Member.

Cr Paul Amos

SC20/53 Development Application No. 0725/20 - Demolition of Existing Dwelling and Construction of New Dwelling - Lot A DP 416682, 19 Jarrett Street, Coffs Harbour

Non-Pecuniary - Significant Conflict as he is familiar to the applicant and most objectors as he lives nearby.

Cr Michael Adendorff

SC20/47 Issues and Options Paper for Performing Arts Spaces (Indoor and Outdoor) – Post Exhibition

Non-Pecuniary - Less Than Significant Conflict as he has property interests.

 

Apologies

                   No apologies.

REQUESTS FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE

                   No requests for leave of absence.

Confirmation of Minutes

2020/197

Resolved (Cr John Arkan / Cr Sally Townley)

That the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 27 August 2020 be confirmed.

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

Carried

 

Rescission Motion


 

RM20/02         Rescission Motion -  Coffs Harbour Airport Long Term Lease - Stage 3 Tender for Binding Bids

 

Councillors Arkan, Amos and Swan, have given notice of their intention to move the following rescission motion:

 

 

Motion (Cr John Arkan / Cr Paul Amos)

That the resolution 2020/194 titled BS20/50 Coffs Harbour Airport Long Term Lease – Stage 3 Tender for Binding Bids, set out below, be rescinded.

That Council:

1.           Progress the airport lease through negotiation in line with the recommendation contained within the Binding Bids Evaluation Report (Confidential Attachment 2).

2.           Receive a further report on the outcome of the negotiations.

3.           Resolve that any proceeds received from the long term lease of the airport will not be used to fund the Cultural and Civic Space Project.

For:          Crs Amos, Arkan, Swan and Townley

Against:  Crs Knight, Adendorff, Cecato and Rhoades

The MOTION on being put to the meeting resulted in a tied vote. The Mayor used her casting vote and the RESCISSION MOTION was declared LOST.

 

Directorate Reports - Sustainable Communities

 

SC20/47          Issues and Options Paper for Performing Arts Spaces (Indoor and Outdoor) - Post Exhibition

 

Executive Summary

The Issues and Options Paper for Performing Arts Spaces (Indoor and Outdoor) provides an assessment of performance spaces in the LGA and includes information and recommendations to assist Council’s strategic development, provision and support of both indoor and outdoor performing arts infrastructure and cultural activity across the region.

This matter was last considered by Council at its Ordinary Meeting of 12 December 2019 where it was resolved to note the interim findings of the Issues and Options Discussion Paper for Performing Arts Spaces (Indoor and Outdoor) and place on public exhibition until 28 February 2020.

As a result of this public exhibition, 25 submissions were received in the timeframe. Two community consultation workshops and two drop-in information sessions were undertaken during this exhibition period.  Submissions have been reviewed and minor changes have been made to the Paper so as to respond to comments received.

The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s adoption of the final Issues and Options Paper for Performing Arts Spaces (Indoor and Outdoor) and to commence Stage 2(b) Feasibility Study to determine the most suitable location, operational and financial model for an Indoor Performing Arts Centre.

2020/198

Resolved (Cr George Cecato / Cr Sally Townley)

That Council:

1.           Adopt the Issues and Options Paper for Performing Arts Spaces (Indoor and Outdoor) Final Report (Attachment 1)

2.           Note that a funding source of $200,000 will need to be identified through the next quarterly budget review to commence Stage 2b) Feasibility Study Indoor Performing Arts Centre.

3.           Note that the feasibility study identified in point 2 above will be utilised to inform Council’s forward planning mechanisms.

4.           Inform persons who made a submission on the Issues and Options Discussion Paper (Interim Findings) for Performing Arts Spaces (Indoor and Outdoor) of Council’s decision

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

Carried

 

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 5:44 pm.

 

SC20/53          Development Application No. 0725/20 - Demolition of Existing Dwelling and Construction of New Dwelling - Lot A DP 416682, 19 Jarrett Street, Coffs Harbour

 

Executive Summary

This report provides an assessment of Development Application No. 0725/20 for demolition of an existing dwelling and construction of a new dwelling at 19 Jarrett Street, Coffs Harbour.

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.

The development proposes a variation to the height standard specified in clause 4.3 Height of Buildings of Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan 2013. Following public exhibition of the application, Council received submissions from five (5) adjoining landowners.

The development application is reported to Council for determination because it proposes to vary a development standard in the Local Environmental Plan by more than 10%.

 

Motion (Cr George Cecato / Cr Michael Adendorff)

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 Height of Buildings Standard under Clause 4.3 of Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan 2013 in this particular case.

2.           Approve Development Application No. 0725/20 for demolition of an existing dwelling and construction of a new dwelling at Lot A DP 416682, No.19 Jarrett Street, Coffs Harbour subject to the conditions provided in Attachment 3.

3.           Advise those persons who made a submission to Development Application No. 0725/20 of Councils determination.

 

Cr Denise Knight left the meeting, the time being 5:46 pm and Cr Tegan Swan assumed her Chair.

 

For:          Crs Adendorff and Cecato

Against:  Crs Arkan, Rhoades, Swan and Townley

The Motion on being put to the meeting was LOST.

 

Motion

2020/199

Resolved (Cr Sally Townley / Cr John Arkan)

That Council:

1.           Not 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 Height of Buildings Standard under Clause 4.3 of Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan 2013 in this particular case.

2.           Refuse Development Application No. 0725/20 for demolition of an existing dwelling and construction of a new dwelling at Lot A DP 416682, No.19 Jarrett Street, Coffs Harbour as the development exceeds the height limits of the DCP.

3.           Advise those persons who made a submission to Development Application No. 0725/20 of Councils determination.

For:          Crs Adendorff, Arkan, Rhoades, Swan and Townley

Against:  Cr Cecato

Carried

 

Cr Paul Amos returned to the meeting, the time being 6:08 pm.

General Manager's Reports

 

GM20/21         Election of Deputy Mayor

 

Executive Summary

Coffs Harbour City Council’s custom and practice has been to elect a Deputy Mayor on an annual basis.  This report provides the opportunity for Council to continue its custom and practice, or consider changing it.

2020/200

Resolved (Cr Keith Rhoades / Cr John Arkan)

That Council resolve to elect a Deputy Mayor for the ensuing twelve (12) months.

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

Carried

 

 

Motion

2020/201

Resolved (Cr Michael Adendorff / Cr Sally Townley)

That nominations for the position of Deputy Mayor be called and the method of election be by ordinary ballot.

 

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

Carried

 

The General Manager, as the Returning Officer in accordance with Schedule 7 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, announced that there were 2 nominations for the position of Deputy Mayor, namely:

 

Cr Cecato

Cr Townley

 

In accordance with Resolution 2020/201 above, an election was then held by way of Ordinary Ballot. As a result of the ballot conducted, Cr Cecato received 4 votes and Cr Townley received 3 votes.

 

The General Manager declared Cr Cecato elected as the Deputy Mayor for the ensuing twelve (12) months.

 

 

Motion

2020/202

Resolved (Cr Keith Rhoades / Cr Sally Townley)

That the ballot papers be destroyed.

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

Carried

 

Directorate Reports - Business Services

 

BS20/51          Proposed Revotes for the Year Ended 30 June 2020

 

Executive Summary

This report summarises the unspent funds proposed to be revoted from the 2019/20 Operational Plan budgets into the 2020/21 Operational Plan budgets.  It is recommended that $2,319,214 of operational expenditure and $20,012,579 of capital expenditure be revoted.  It is also recommended that $170,991 of operational revenue and $2,282,333 of capital revenue be revoted. The resulting impact on the 2020/21 budgeted Net Operating Result is a deterioration of $2,148,000 and therefore, the adopted 2020/21 budget deficit of $5,058,000 will be revised to a budget deficit of $7,206,000.  The monthly and quarterly budget reviews will need to be monitored closely with a view to improving this result back to a balanced net operating position.

 

These revotes are necessary due to a variety of reasons including timing (project spans financial years), contractual obligations, commitments or monies held aside for specific purposes.  Council’s leadership teams have undergone a rigorous screening of all revotes to minimise their extent.  All revotes have been considered in line with Council’s Operational Plan and the Long Term Financial Plan.

 

A detailed summary of revotes by Directorate is provided in the body of the report along with the implications on the 2020/21 Operational Plan budgets by Fund.

 

Motion (Cr George Cecato / Cr Michael Adendorff)

That Council:

1.           Adopt the various revotes from 2019/20 to 2020/21 as detailed in the body of this report and Attachment 1, which are summarised as follows:

Type / Fund

Revote $

OPERATING

 

General Fund

Water Fund

Sewer Fund

 

 

2,319,214

-

-

 

 

2,319,214

 

CAPITAL

 

General Fund

Water Fund

Sewer Fund

 

 

17,610,032

822,532

1,580,015

 

 

20,012,579

 

TOTAL

22,331,793

 

 

2.           Note the impacts of the proposed revotes on the 2020/21 Consolidated Income Statement as follows:

2020/21 Original Budget

$‘000s

2020/21 Proposed Budget

‘000s

Recurrent Revenue

 

 

Rates and Annual Charges

100,348

100,348

User Charges and Fees

53,006

53,006

Interest and Investment Revenue

5,265

5,265

Other Revenues

9,451

9,451

Grants and Contributions provided for Operating Purposes

15,166

15,337

RECURRENT REVENUE

183,236

183,407

 

 

 

Recurrent Expenditure

 

Employee Benefits and Oncosts

59,886

60,045

Borrowing Costs

7,782

7,782

Materials and Contracts

177,324

199,490

Depreciation and Amortisation

47,335

47,335

Other Expenses

10,606

10,612

Less: Capitalised Expenses

(114,639)

(134,651)

RECURRENT EXPENDITURE

188,294

190,613

 

 

 

NET OPERATING (DEFICIT)

(5,058)

(7,206)

 

 

 

Capital Revenue

 

 

Capital Grants, Subsidies, Contributions and Donations

53,669

55,951

CAPITAL REVENUE

53,669

55,951

 

 

 

NET SURPLUS

48,611

48,745

 

 

 

FUNDING SOURCES FOR PROPOSED REVOTES

 

 

Operating Funding

 

 

Net Surplus

48,611

48,745

Transfer to Reserves

(19,962)

(19,962)

Transfer from Unexpended Loans

5,473

12,305

Transfer from Reserves

27,007

35,337

Total Operating Funding

61,129

76,425

 

 

 

Capital Funding

 

 

Loan Advance

19,229

19,229

Depreciation

47,335

47,335

Total Capital Funding

66,564

66,564

 

 

 

Total Funding

127,693

142,989

 

 

 

Allocation of Funding

 

 

Constructed and Purchased Assets

(114,639)

(134,651)

Loan Redemptions

(16,263)

(16,263)

Total Allocation of Funding

(130,902)

(150,914)

 

 

 

Budgeted (Reduction) in Cash

(3,209)

(7,925)

 

Amendment

2020/203

RESOLVED (Cr Paul Amos / Cr John Arkan)

That Council:

1.           Adopt the various revotes from 2019/20 to 2020/21 as detailed in the body of this report and Attachment 1, which are summarised as follows:

Type / Fund

Revote $

OPERATING

 

General Fund

Water Fund

Sewer Fund

 

 

2,319,214

-

-

 

 

2,319,214

 

CAPITAL

 

General Fund

Water Fund

Sewer Fund

 

 

17,610,032

822,532

1,580,015

 

 

20,012,579

 

TOTAL

22,331,793

 

 

2.           Note the impacts of the proposed revotes on the 2020/21 Consolidated Income Statement as follows:

2020/21 Original Budget

$‘000s

2020/21 Proposed Budget

‘000s

Recurrent Revenue

 

 

Rates and Annual Charges

100,348

100,348

User Charges and Fees

53,006

53,006

Interest and Investment Revenue

5,265

5,265

Other Revenues

9,451

9,451

Grants and Contributions provided for Operating Purposes

15,166

15,337

RECURRENT REVENUE

183,236

183,407

 

 

 

Recurrent Expenditure

 

Employee Benefits and Oncosts

59,886

60,045

Borrowing Costs

7,782

7,782

Materials and Contracts

177,324

199,490

Depreciation and Amortisation

47,335

47,335

Other Expenses

10,606

10,612

Less: Capitalised Expenses

(114,639)

(134,651)

RECURRENT EXPENDITURE

188,294

190,613

 

 

 

NET OPERATING (DEFICIT)

(5,058)

(7,206)

 

 

 

Capital Revenue

 

 

Capital Grants, Subsidies, Contributions and Donations

53,669

55,951

CAPITAL REVENUE

53,669

55,951

 

 

 

NET SURPLUS

48,611

48,745

 

 

 

FUNDING SOURCES FOR PROPOSED REVOTES

 

 

Operating Funding

 

 

Net Surplus

48,611

48,745

Transfer to Reserves

(19,962)

(19,962)

Transfer from Unexpended Loans

5,473

12,305

Transfer from Reserves

27,007

35,337

Total Operating Funding

61,129

76,425

 

 

 

Capital Funding

 

 

Loan Advance

19,229

19,229

Depreciation

47,335

47,335

Total Capital Funding

66,564

66,564

 

 

 

Total Funding

127,693

142,989

 

 

 

Allocation of Funding

 

 

Constructed and Purchased Assets

(114,639)

(134,651)

Loan Redemptions

(16,263)

(16,263)

Total Allocation of Funding

(130,902)

(150,914)

 

 

 

Budgeted (Reduction) in Cash

(3,209)

(7,925)

 

3.           Bring back a report outlining options to amend the 2020/21 Delivery Program to return to the original budget forecast of a $5.058 million budget deficit.

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

The AMENDMENT on being put to the meeting was CARRIED, it then became the MOTION.

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

Carried

 

 

 

BS20/52          Female Facilities and Water Safety Program - Sportz Central Upgrade Grant

 

Executive Summary

On 17 May 2019, the Hon. Michael McCormack, Deputy Prime Minister along with Mr Pat Conaghan, made an election commitment on behalf of the Coalition, to provide $6.3 million to fund the upgrade and extension of the Sportz Central facility.

The funding promised by the Federal Government has been provided based on the costs which were included within the Sportz Central Design Concept and Feasibility Final Report - Option 2, which at the time had a preliminary estimated cost of $6,260,818.  This report was considered by the Council at its 27 September 2018 Council meeting.  When the Council adopted resolution 2018/219 it did not resolve to proceed with Option 2 within the Sportz Central Design Concept and Feasibility Final Report and therefore the upgrades provided through the grant agreement fall outside the current strategic direction for Council’s indoor sports facilities.  Notwithstanding this, the grant provides the Council and the community the opportunity to further develop a well utilised facility in the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area, which will provide long lasting benefits to the many different user groups throughout the community.

There is also a risk that these funds will not be sufficient to complete the works.  Council may be required to contribute additional funds in future years to complete the project.

 

Motion (Cr Sally Townley / Cr Tegan Swan)

That Council:

1.           Write to the Federal Government seeking agreement to use the Female Facilities and Water Safety Grant monies for an alternate use, namely refurbishment of Woolgoolga and Sawtell Pools.

2.           Include as an attachment a summary of our current design costing and pools strategy.

For:          Crs Arkan, Swan and Townley

Against:  Crs Adendorff, Amos, Cecato and Rhoades

The Motion on being put to the meeting was LOST.

 

Foreshadowed motion

2020/204

Resolved (Cr John Arkan / Cr George Cecato)

That Council:

1.           Adopt Option 2 in the Sportz Central Design Concept and Feasibility Final Report as a project for inclusion in the 2017-2022 Delivery Program and 2020/21 Operational Plan.

2.           Accept and delegate authority to the General Manager to enter into a grant agreement with the Federal Government Department of Health, on behalf of Council, for a total of $6.3 million for the provision of one new compliant basketball court, new accessible and female friendly amenities for players and officials and other minor building upgrades and works at Sportz Central.

3.           Note that the $6.3m funding offer from the Federal Government is apparently based on a preliminary concept design identified within Option 2 of the Sportz Central Design Concept and Feasibility Report considered by Council in September 2018.

4.           Note that a further report will be provided once more detailed project design and investigation has occurred to enable Council to consider the allocation of any further funding necessary to complete the project.

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

Carried

 

Notices of Motion – Sustainable Communities

 

NOM20/12      Investigation into Fencing and Signage for Koala Protection

2020/205

Resolved (Cr Sally Townley / Cr John Arkan)

Council prepare a report outline options and costings for improving Koala populations in urban areas. The report includes discussion of fencing and/or relocation options and costings for Hogbin Drive.

For:          Crs Adendorff, Amos, Arkan, Cecato, Swan and Townley

Against:  Cr Rhoades

Carried

 

 

SC20/48          Bushfire Recovery Action Plan 2020-2022

 

Executive Summary

Between October and December 2019, the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area (LGA) was directly impacted by three bushfires.  In particular, the fast burning Liberation Trail fire posed an extreme risk to many communities within the LGA and the locality of Nana Glen was devastated on November 12.  In total, 17 dwellings were lost, seven homes damaged and a large number of buildings and infrastructure damaged.

The Bushfire Recovery Action Plan 2020-2022 summarises Council’s response to the bushfire event and outlines the recovery process for bushfire affected residents, the Orara Valley community and the broader LGA. 

This Plan has been prepared to provide an overview of the social, economic, environmental and infrastructure recovery activities and programs including the allocation of State Government and Federal Government Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangement (DRFA) funding.

This report seeks adoption of the plan. It is proposed that Council and the community receive quarterly updates on the progress of the plan and any changes or amendments that may be required.

2020/206

Resolved (Cr Sally Townley / Cr John Arkan)

That Council

1.           Adopt the Bushfire Recovery Action Plan 2020-2022.

2.           Receive further reports on a quarterly basis to enable updates and ongoing monitoring of the Plan.

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

Carried

 

 

SC20/49          Trial Results of Lifeguard Patrol and Inclusive Beach Access Facilities at Jetty Beach

 

Executive Summary

This report is to inform Council on the results of the trial of a lifeguard patrol and inclusive beach access facilities provided at Jetty Beach from 27 December 2019 to 27 January 2020. A successful trial was conducted at Jetty Beach over the Peak Summer period, including provision of a daily lifeguard patrol, a beach mat (Mobi-mat), and two Hippocampe beach wheelchairs for hire.

Lifeguards undertook a number of preventative and first aid actions and also conducted one board rescue during the trial period. The beach wheelchairs were hired 15 times and the beach mat, although arrived late, once installed proved very popular. An additional 10m section of Mobi-mat was purchased to reach the hard sand and the mat has since been left installed on Jetty Beach 24/7 without incident. The trial was promoted to the local community and feedback was sought through an online survey on Council’s Have Your Say website.

2020/207

Resolved (Cr Sally Townley / Cr Michael Adendorff)

That Council:

1.           Note the results of the trial of the lifeguard patrol and inclusive beach access facilities provided at Jetty Beach during the 2019/20 Peak Summer period.

2.           Note that a funding source of $43,500 will need to be identified through the next quarterly budget review to establish a Jetty Beach service that includes:

2.1.      Peak Summer lifeguard patrol as an annual service at Jetty Beach.

2.2.      Ongoing provision and management of the Mobi-mat.

3.           Continue to monitor and report on opportunities to extend inclusive beach access facilities within the LGA.

4.           Send a letter of thanks to Coffs Harbour Yacht Club for the support they have provided to this initiative and also to the East Coast Accessibility Experts for donating funding for the second Hippocampe wheelchair.

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

Carried

 

The General Manager left the meeting and the Director Business Services assumed his chair, the time being 7.06pm.

 

 

SC20/50          Coffs Coast Regional Sports Hub - Proposed Regional Indoor Sports Centre - Site Selection Report

 

Executive Summary

As part of the Coffs Coast Regional Sports Hub project, funded by the NSW Government’s Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund ($10m) and Council, a business case is being prepared for the proposed Regional Indoor Sports Centre.

The first component of the business case is site selection, with the recommended site being Bruce Barnier Oval, Phil Hawthorn Drive, within the Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park.

Once the site selection is endorsed, the next stage of the project involves the preparation of a business case for the selected site.

2020/208

Resolved (Cr Sally Townley / Cr George Cecato)

That Council

1.           Note the proposed Regional Indoor Sports Centre site selection report, recommending the Bruce Barnier Oval within the Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park (Attachment 1).

2.           Continue with the development of a business case as outlined in the Coffs Coast Regional Sports Hub project.

3.           Note that the site for the proposed Regional Indoor Sports Centre at Bruce Barnier Oval will be included in the next update of the Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park masterplan, and Sports Facility Plan.

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

Carried

 

The General Manager returned to the meeting, the time being 7.09pm.

 

 

SC20/51          Proposed Regional Athletics Centre - Site Selection Report

 

Executive Summary

In July 2019, Council resolved to support in principle the establishment of a Regional Athletics Centre and to undertake a site selection investigation.

The proposed Regional Athletics Centre site selection report is provided to Council following a comprehensive investigation. The site selection process has included an engagement period with the various stakeholders affected by the proposed sites investigated including national, state and local athletics, football, cricket, Oztag, and touch football.

2020/209

Resolved (Cr Sally Townley / Cr John Arkan)

That the Regional Athletics Centre Site Selection report be placed on exhibition for a period of 28 days.

Cr Amos gave notice of a Foreshadowed Motion.

For:          Crs Adendorff, Arkan, Cecato, Rhoades, Swan and Townley

Against:  Cr Amos

Carried

The Motion was carried, therefore the Foreshadowed Motion lapsed and was not considered.

 

Foreshadowed MOTION

 

(Cr Paul Amos)

That Council bring back an additional report identifying all potential sites within the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area that might be suitable for an enclosed all-weather athletics track and sports field facility.

 

 

SC20/52          Draft Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan 2015 - Amendment No. 18 (Housekeeping 5)

 

Executive Summary

Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan (DCP) 2015 came into force on 29 September 2015 and gives effect to Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2013. To ensure that it remains up to date and facilitates positive growth outcomes for the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area (LGA), Council routinely undertakes housekeeping reviews of Coffs Harbour DCP 2015.

The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s endorsement to publicly exhibit draft Coffs Harbour DCP 2015 – Amendment No. 18 (Housekeeping 5) (Attachment 1).

2020/210

Resolved (Cr John Arkan / Cr George Cecato)

That Council:

1.           Endorse and publicly exhibit draft Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan 2015 – Amendment No. 18 (Housekeeping 5) (Attachment 1) for a minimum period of 28 days.

2.           Consider a further report, outlining the outcomes of the public exhibition of draft Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan 2015 – Amendment No. 18 (Housekeeping 5).

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

Carried

 

 

SC20/54          NRPP - Development Application No. 0918/20 - Seniors Housing (16 Self-Contained Dwellings in Building A and 57 Self-Contained Dwellings in Building B and Alterations and Additions to Enclose Building C/D Car Parking) - Lot 4 DP 1263001, Arthur Street, Coffs Harbour

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to advise that a development assessment report, prepared by Council, for Development Application No. 0918/20, has been lodged with the Northern Regional Planning Panel.  

The proposed development is for Seniors Housing (16 self-contained dwellings in building A and 57 self-contained dwellings in building B and alterations and additions to enclose building C/D car parking).

The estimated cost of construction is $50 million.  Under State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011, developments with a capital investment value of more than $30 million, are required to be determined by the Northern Regional Planning Panel and not Council.

A copy of the development assessment report that has been provided to the Panel is provided attached to this report as ATT 1 NRPP Development Assessment Report.  It is recommended that the content of this report be noted.

2020/211

Resolved (Cr John Arkan / Cr Paul Amos)

That Council note the report.

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

Carried

 

Notices of Motion – Sustainable Infrastructure

 

NOM20/13      Coffs Harbour Skate Park

2020/212

Resolved (Cr Sally Townley / Cr John Arkan)

"That Council:

1.           Endorse a request to adopt a dual name for the Coffs Harbour Skate Park as ‘Gunganbu Park’

2.           Commission a local Indigenous artist to produce a mural at the Skate Park which encapsulates the theme expressed in the name ‘Gunganbu Park’

Explore the concept of:

3.           Installing temporary panels available for public art

4.           Hosting an annual skating festival with a youth mental health focus

5.           Including skate-ability as a theme within the Brelsford Park Masterplan process

6.           Working with the LALC and BMNAC to support the proposal of monthly Gumbaynggirr cultural sessions with local youth. 

Commit to:

7.           The provision of shade elements for the skate park.

8.           Working with local skate community on further improvement of facilities and maintenance."

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 7.24pm.

 

Confirmed: 8 October 2020.

 

 

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Denise Knight

Mayor