I hereby give notice that an Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held on:

 

Date:

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Time:

1.00pm

Location:

Narrabri Shire Council Chambers

46-48 Maitland Street

Narrabri

Agenda

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

23 July 2019

 

Stewart Todd

General Manager

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda                                     23 July 2019

PUBLIC FORUM (held outside formal Council Meeting)

 

The Council may hold a public forum prior to each Ordinary Meeting of the Council for the purpose of hearing oral submissions from members of the public on items of business to be considered at the meeting (listed on the Agenda).

 

Public forums may also be held prior to Extraordinary Council Meetings and meetings of committees of the Council.

 

Public forums are to be chaired by the mayor or their nominee.

 

Request to Speak in the Public Forum

 

To speak at a public forum, a person must first make an application to the Council in the approved form. Applications to speak at the public forum must be received by 5pm on the working day before the date on which the public forum is to be held and must identify the item of business on the agenda of the Council meeting the person wishes to speak on, and whether they wish to speak ‘for’ or ‘against’ the item.

 

Approved speakers at the public forum are to register with the Council any written, visual or audio material to be presented in support of their address to the Council, and to identify any equipment needs at 5pm on the working day before the Public Forum.

 

The General Manager or their delegate may refuse to allow such material to be presented.

 

A person may apply to speak on no more than 2 items of business on the agenda of the Council Meeting.

 

Legal representatives acting on behalf of others are not to be permitted to speak at a public forum unless they identify their status as a legal representative when applying to speak at the public forum.

 

The General Manager or their delegate may refuse an application to speak at a public forum.

 

No more than three (3) speakers are to be permitted to speak ‘for’ or ‘against’ each item of business on the agenda for the Council Meeting.

 

If more than the permitted number of speakers apply to speak ‘for’ or ‘against’ any item of business, the general manager or their delegate may, in consultation with the mayor or the mayor’s nominated chairperson, increase the number of speakers permitted to speak on an item of business, where they are satisfied that it is necessary to do so to allow the council to hear a fuller range of views on the relevant item of business.

 

Each speaker will be allowed three (3) minutes to address the Council. This time is to be strictly enforced by the Chairperson.

 

The Chairperson of the meeting can grant one extension of up to a maximum of two (2) minutes, should further information, be considered to be important to the Council. This is solely at the discretion of the Chair.

 

Speakers at public forums must not digress from their nominated item on the agenda. If a speaker digresses to irrelevant matters, the Chairperson is to direct the speaker not to do so. If a speaker fails to observe a direction from the chairperson, the speaker will not be further heard.

 

A councillor (including the chairperson) may, through the chairperson, ask questions of a speaker following their address at a Public Forum. Questions put to a speaker must be direct, succinct and without argument. Debate will not be permitted by the speaker, Councillors or staff.

 

Speakers are under no obligation to answer a question. Answers by the speaker, to each question are to be limited to three (3) minutes.

 

Speakers at public forums cannot ask questions of the Council, Councillors or Council staff.

 

The general manager or their nominee may, with the concurrence of the chairperson, address the council for up 5 minutes in response to an address to the council at a public forum after the address and any subsequent questions and answers have been finalised.

 

Where an address made at a public forum raises matters that require further consideration by council staff, the general manager may recommend that the council defer consideration of the matter pending the preparation of a further report on the matters.

 

The “Request to Speak in Public Forum”, at an Ordinary Council Meeting, can be obtained, from Council’s Administration Office, or by downloading it from Council’s website at:

 

http://www.narrabri.nsw.gov.au/speaking-at-public-forum-1232.html

 

 

 

           No camera allowed

 

Use of mobile phones and unauthorised recording of meetings

 

Councillors, council staff and members of the public must ensure that mobile phones are turned to silent during meetings of the council and committees of the council.

(Clause 15.20 Code of Meeting Practice)

A person must not live stream or use an audio recorder, video camera, mobile phone or any other device to make a recording of the proceedings of a meeting of the council or a committee of the council without the prior authorisation of the Council.

(Clause 15.21 Code of Meeting Practice)


 

 

Mayor

Cr Cathy Redding

Deputy Mayor

Cr Robert Kneale

Cr Maxine Booby

Cr Ron Campbell

Cr Ron Campey

Cr Lloyd Finlay

Cr Ann Loder

Cr Annie McMahon

Cr Cameron Staines

General Manager

Mr Stewart Todd

Director

Infrastructure Delivery

Mr Darren Raeck

Director

Corporate Services

Mr Lindsay Mason

Director

Development &

Economic Growth

Mr Daniel Boyce

 


 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda                                     23 July 2019

AGENDA

1         Opening Prayer by a Member of the Narrabri Minister’s Fraternal 9

2         Acknowledgement of Country. 9

3         Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences. 9

4         Declaration of Pecuniary and Non- Pecuniary Interests. 9

5         Items to be Considered in the Confidential (Public Excluded) Meeting. 9

6         Confirmation of Minutes. 10

7         Mayoral Minute. 43

7.1           Mayoral Minute - Mayoral Appointments for June/July 2019. 43

8         Our Society. 46

8.1           Report on the NSWPLA North East Zone Annual General and Ordinary Meetings held in Armidale May 2019. 47

8.2           Subsidised water meter resizing assoicated with indexing. 71

8.3           Grant Activity Report - January to June 2018 and 2018-2019 Financial Year. 76

9         Our Environment. 83

9.1           Delegates Report - Namoi Region Air Quality Advisory Committee. 84

9.2           Proposed Amendment of Contributions Plan (Previously Section 94 Plan) 113

9.3           Proposed Amendment of Fixed development consent levies Contributions Plan (Previous Section 94A Plan) 181

10       Our Economy. 208

10.1         Wee Waa Levee Annual Inspection 2019. 209

10.2         Development Application 85/2019 - Proposed Wholesale tree nursery at 21 Wee Waa Road, Narrabri 211

10.3         Community Strategic Plan Amendment. 295

10.4         Development Application 98/2019 - Proposed Carport at 20 Gibbons Street, Narrabri 298

11       Our Civic Leadership. 324

11.1         Request for Leave of Absence - Councillor Campey. 325

11.2         Delegates Report - New England Joint Organisation Meeting - June 2019. 327

11.3         Delegates Report - Narrabri Gas Project Community Consultative Committee - 14 May 2019. 334

11.4         Delegates Report - Narromine to Narrabri (N2N) Inland Rail Community Consultative Committee - 22 May 2019. 339

11.5         Investment Report - June 2019. 357

11.6         Acceptance of Tenders under Delegation – June 2019. 361

11.7         Changes to requirement for Tendering under Section 55 Local Government Act 1993. 363

11.8         Gibbons Street, Narrabri - Parking Issues. 368

11.9         Council's Surplus Land Disposal Program.. 373

11.10      2019/2020 Community Grants Fund. 385

11.11      Gas Community Benefits Fund - Position Paper. 399

11.12      Vickery Coal Mine - Voluntary Planning Agreement. 416

12       Confidential (Closed Council) Meeting. 422

12.1         Narrabri Industrial and Logistics Hub. 422

13       Meeting Closed. 422

 


1            Opening Prayer by a Member of the Narrabri Minister’s Fraternal

Members and officers are asked to be upstanding for the opening prayer.

2            Acknowledgement of Country

I’d like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet today, the Kamilaroi people, and pay my respects to Elders past and present.

3            Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences

 

4            Declaration of Pecuniary and Non- Pecuniary Interests

Councillors are reminded of their obligation to declare their interest in any matters listed before them.

In considering your interest, you are reminded to include pecuniary, non-pecuniary and conflicts of interest as well as any other interest you perceive or may be perceived of you.

Councillors may declare an interest at the commencement of the meeting, or alternatively at any time during the meeting should any issue progress or arise that would warrant a declaration.

Councillors must state their reasons in declaring any type of interest.

5            Items to be Considered in the Confidential (Public Excluded) Meeting

Extract from Council’s Code of Meeting Practice:

14          CLOSURE OF COUNCIL MEETINGS TO THE PUBLIC

Grounds on which meetings can be closed to the public

14.1      The council or a committee of the council may close to the public so much of its meeting as comprises the discussion or the receipt of any of the following types of matters:

(a)      personnel matters concerning particular individuals (other than councillors),

(b)      the personal hardship of any resident or ratepayer,

(c)       information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business,

(d)      commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed:

(i)     prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, or

(ii)   confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the council, or

(iii)  reveal a trade secret,

(e)      information that would, if disclosed, prejudice the maintenance of law,

(f)       matters affecting the security of the council, councillors, council staff or council property,

(g)      advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege,

(h)      information concerning the nature and location of a place or an item of Aboriginal significance on community land,

(i)       alleged contraventions of the council’s code of conduct.

           Note: Clause 14.1 reflects section 10A(1) and (2) of the Act.

14.2      The council or a committee of the council may also close to the public so much of its meeting as comprises a motion to close another part of the meeting to the public.

                       Note: Clause 14.2 reflects section 10A(3) of the Act.

 

The following matters will be considered in the Closed (Public Excluded) Meeting:

 

12.1         Narrabri Industrial and Logistics Hub

 

6            Confirmation of Minutes

Recommendation

That the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Narrabri Shire Council held on 25 June 2019 comprising Minute Nos 111/2019 to 139/2019 as circularised be confirmed and signed as a correct record by the Mayor.


 

MINUTES OF narrabri SHIRE council
Ordinary Council Meeting
HELD AT THE
Narrabri Shire Council Chambers, 46-48 Maitland Street, Narrabri
ON
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 AT 1.01pm

 

PRESENT:                    Cr Catherine Redding (Mayor), Cr Robert Kneale (Deputy Mayor), Cr Maxine Booby, Cr Ron Campbell, Cr Ron Campey, Cr Lloyd Finlay, Cr Ann Loder, Cr Annie McMahon, Cr Cameron Staines

IN ATTENDANCE:      Stewart Todd (General Manager), Lindsay Mason (Director Corporate Services), Darren Raeck (Director Infrastructure Delivery), Daniel Boyce (Manager Planning & Regulatory Services), Delece Hartnett (Administration).

 

Proceedings of the meeting commenced at 1.01 pm.

1               Opening Prayer by a Member of the Narrabri Minister’s Fraternal

Members and officers were upstanding for the opening prayer by Rev Keith Bates of New Life Christian Fellowship Narrabri, in association with the Narrabri Ministers Fraternal.

2               Acknowledgement of Country

The Mayor acknowledged the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Council met, the Kamilaroi people, and paid her respects to Elders past and present.

3               Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences

Nil.

4               Declaration of Pecuniary and Non- Pecuniary Interests

COUNCILLOR

ITEM NUMBER

PECUNIARY/

NON-PECUNIARY

REASON

Cr Campbell

10.1 - Narrabri Gas Project Supplementary Repsonses to submission

Non-Pecuniary

Significant

Contractor, non current.

Cr Campbell

10.2 Narrabri Coal Mine Stage 3 – Input into the SEAR

Pecuniary

Contractor to Whitehaven Coal.

Cr Kneale

12.9 – Donations in Lieu of Ordinary Rates

Non-Pecunary

Insignificant

Member of the Narrabri Rifle Club.

 

 

 

5               Items to be Considered in the Confidential (Public Excluded) Meeting

Minute  111/2019  

Moved:       Cr Robert Kneale               Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

The following matters will be considered in the Closed (Public Excluded) Meeting:

13.1         Contract 2019-20/04 - Supply and Laying of Asphaltic Concrete

13.2         Contract 2019-20/03 - Periodic Maintenance of Sealed Roads

13.3         Energy Savings Action Plan

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 9/0

 

6               Public Forum and Presentations

Nil.

7               Confirmation of Minutes

Minute  112/2019  

Moved:       Cr Annie McMahon          Seconded:        Cr Ron Campbell

That the minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Narrabri Shire Council held on 28 May 2019 comprising Minute Nos 091/2019 to 110/2019 as circularised be confirmed and signed as a correct record by the Mayor.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 9/0

 

8               Mayoral Minute

8.1           Mayoral Minute - Mayoral Appointments for May/June 2019

Minute  113/2019  

Moved:       Cr Catherine Redding

That Council note the Mayoral Appointments for the period May/June 2019.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 9/0

8.2           Mayoral Minute - Emergency Services Levy

Minute  114/2019  

Moved:       Cr Catherine Redding

1.    That Council notes during December 2018, the NSW Government enacted laws to provide better Workers Compensation coverage for firefighters who are diagnosed with one of twelve specific work-related cancers. That in many areas of NSW, fire services are made up of elected and staff members of Local Government, and that Local Governments strongly support this expanded Workers compensation scheme. That as a result of these changes, the State Government has decided to implement the new scheme by charging Local Governments an increased Emergency Services Levy, without consultation. That the expected increase in costs to local governments will be $19m in the first year alone, and that there is little or no time to enshrine this charge in council’s 2019/2020 budgets.

2.    That Council notes that Local Government NSW (“LGNSW”) has long advocated for the emergency services levy to be significantly modified to ensure it is transparent, equitable and accountable.

3.    That Council supports Local Government NSW’s calls for:

a.    The NSW government to cover the initial additional $19m increase to Local Governments for the first year; and

b.   The NSW government to work with NSW Local Governments to redesign the funding mechanism for the scheme to ensure fairness into the future.

4.    Requests that the general manager liaise with Local Government NSW to provide Information on:

a.    The impact on council budgets; and

b.   Council advocacy actions undertaken.

5.    That Council write to the NSW Premier and NSW interim opposition leader, NSW Minister for Customer services, NSW Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Local Government and shadow Minister for Local Government, and local state member/s (copy to Local Government NSW) to:

a.    Call upon the NSW Government to fund the 12 months of this extra cost rather than requiring councils to find the funds at short notice when budgets have already been allocated

b.   Explain how this sudden increase will impact council services / the local community.

c.    Highlight that councils were not warned of the increased cost until May 2019, despite the new laws being passed in November 2018.

d.   Explain that the poor planning and implementation of the increase is inconsistent with the government’s commitment to work in partnership with the sector.

e.    Ask the government to work with local governments to redesign the implementation of the scheme to ensure it is fairer for councils and communities into the future.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 9/0

 

9               Our Society

9.1           Delegates Report - Narrabri District Health Service Advisory Committee Meeting - 13 May 2019

Minute  115/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ann Loder                      Seconded:        Cr Ron Campey

That Council note Cr Loder’s Delegates Report from the Narrabri District Health Service Advisory Committee Meeting held on Monday 13 May 2019.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 9/0

 

Cr Campbell declared a non-pecuniary significant interest in relation to items 10.1 – Narrabri Gas Project Supplementary Response to Submissions, and 10.2 - Narrabri Coal Mine Stage 3 - Input into the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements, due to performing contractor works for both organisations, and was not present at or in sight of the meeting during the consideration of items 10.1 and 10.2, and left the meeting at 1.20pm

10            Our Environment

10.1         Narrabri Gas Project supplementary response to submissions

Minute  116/2019  

Moved:       Cr Robert Kneale               Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

That Council note the attached submission on the Narrabri Gas Project Supplementary Response to Submissions.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

10.2         Narrabri Coal Mine Stage 3 - Input into the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements

Minute  117/2019  

Moved:       Cr Robert Kneale               Seconded:        Cr Annie McMahon

That Council note the submission on the Narrabri Coal Mine Stage 3 Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

At 1:33 pm, Cr Ron Campbell returned to the meeting.

 

10.3         Section 94a Plan - Approval of updated Schedule of Works

Minute  118/2019  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Lloyd Finlay

1.    That Council approve the amended Schedule of Works to the Narrabri Shire Section 94A Development Contributions Plan in the form in which it was publicly exhibited.

2.    That Council give public notice of its decision in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 9/0

11            Our Economy

11.1         Notice of Motion - Local Procurement and Tender Information Session

Minute  119/2019  

Moved:       Cr Cameron Staines         Seconded:        Cr Ron Campbell

That  Council develops and runs a local contractor procurement and tender process information session in the next 3 months with the aim of improving knowledge of Council’s procurement processes, providing confidence for local businesses and contractors to apply and submit tenders for Narrabri Shire Council capital works and maintenance programs.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 9/0

 

At 1:46 pm, Cr Ron Campey left the meeting.

11.2         Notice of Motion - Local Purchase Provision Review

Minute  120/2019  

Moved:       Cr Cameron Staines         Seconded:        Cr Annie McMahon

That Council conduct a review of its procurement and tendering policies, protocols and processes. As part of the review investigations into the current and potential options for local purchase provisions are to be explored.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

12            Our Civic Leadership

12.1         Delegates Report - Maules Creek Coal Community Consultative Committee Meeting - 15 May 2019

Minute  121/2019  

Moved:       Cr Robert Kneale               Seconded:        Cr Annie McMahon

That Council note Cr Kneale’s Delegate Report from the Maules Creek Coal Community Consultative Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

12.2         Delegates Report - Country Mayors Association Meeting - 31 May 2019

Minute  122/2019  

Moved:       Cr Catherine Redding      Seconded:        Cr Robert Kneale

That Council note Mayor Reddings’ Delegate Report from the Country Mayors Association Ordinary Meeting held in Sydney on Friday 31 May 2019.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

At 1:50 pm, Cr Ron Campey returned to the meeting.

12.3         Delegates Report - Boggabri Coal Community Consultative Committee Meeting - 16 May 2019

Minute  123/2019  

Moved:       Cr Robert Kneale               Seconded:        Cr Annie McMahon

That Council note Cr Kneale’s Delegates Report from the Boggabri Coal Community Consultative Committee held on 16 May 2019.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 9/0

 

12.4         Delegates Report - Combined Boggabri/Tarrawonga/Maules Creek Community Consultative Committee Meeting - 16 May 2019

Minute  124/2019  

Moved:       Cr Robert Kneale               Seconded:        Cr Cameron Staines

That Council note Cr Kneale’s Delegates Report from the Boggabri-Tarrawonga-Maules Creek Community Consultative Committee Meeting held on Thursday 16 May 2019.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 9/0

 

12.5         Delegates Report - Vickery Coal Mine Community Consultative Committee Meeting - 21 May 2019

Minute  125/2019  

Moved:       Cr Cameron Staines         Seconded:        Cr Annie McMahon

That Council note Cr Staines’ Delegates Report from the Vickery Coal Mine Community Consultative Committee meeting held on Tuesday 21 May 2019.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 9/0

 

12.6         Investment Report - May 2019

Minute  126/2019  

Moved:       Cr Annie McMahon          Seconded:        Cr Ron Campey

That Council note the Investment Report for May 2019.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 9/0

 

12.7         2019 Local Government NSW (LGNSW) Annual Conference

Minute  127/2019  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Ann Loder

That Council:

1.    Authorise the Mayor and Deputy Mayor to attend the 2019 Local Government NSW (LGNSW) Annual Conference being held on 14, 15, 16 October 2019, as voting delegates.

2.    Consider putting forward any motions to the Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2019.

 

3.    Authorise the Mayor to lodge motion(s) to the Local Government NSW Conference 2019 on Council’s behalf in accordance with the Conference Business Paper.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 9/0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.8         Request for Suspension of Alcohol Free Area - Narrabri NOSH

Minute  128/2019  

Moved:       Cr Robert Kneale               Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

That Council suspend the Alcohol Free Area between the Narrabri Creek and the Crossing Theatre, Narrabri, between the hours of 10:00AM to 12:00AM (midnight) Saturday 31 August 2019 and 10:30AM to 7:00PM Sunday 1 September 2019, for the Nosh Narrabri Food and Wine Festival 2019. The adjacent public car park and road will remain an Alcohol Free Zone.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 9/0

 

Cr Kneale declared a non-pecuniary less than significant interest in relation to item 12.9 – Donation in Lieu of Ordinary Rates, due to being a member of the Narrabri Rifle Club.

 

12.9         Donation in Lieu of Ordinary Rates

Minute  129/2019  

Moved:       Cr Cameron Staines         Seconded:        Cr Ron Campbell

That Council authorise the individual amounts totalling $ 37,211.40 to be donated to community organisations in accordance with the ‘Donations in Lieu of Ordinary Rates Policy’.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 9/0

 

12.10      Code of Conduct

Minute  130/2019  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Ron Campbell

That Council adopt the Code of Conduct, as attached, under Section 440 of the Local Government Act 1993.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 9/0

12.11      Code of Meeting Practice

Minute  131/2019  

Moved:       Cr Cameron Staines         Seconded:        Cr Ron Campbell

That Council: 

1.    Adopt the Code of Meeting Practice 2019, under Section 360 of the Local Government Act NSW 1993.

2.    Fund the necessary audio equipment upgrade required for webcasting from the restricted asset for buildings.

3.   Note the requirements of Clause 5.18 of the Code, will commence after the completion of the audio equipment upgrade.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 9/0

 

12.12      Operational Plan 2019/2020

Motion

Moved:       Cr Ron Campbell               Seconded:        Cr Annie McMahon

 

1.                 That Council adopt the 2019/2020 Operational Plan as attached and incorporate                     the                following amendments:

a.    The following Capital Expenditure Projects be added to the 2019/2020 Operational Plan:

i.   Development & Economic Growth – Economic Development – Narrabri Industrial and Logistics Hub Land Purchase - $2,800,000 - Council Resolution 108/2019.

ii.  Infrastructure Delivery – Town Streets – Maitland St Road Surface Replacement - $900,000 – Council Resolution 054/2019.

iii. Infrastructure Delivery – Town Streets – Maitland St Roundabouts Improvements - $50,000 – Council Resolution 054/2019.

iv. Infrastructure Delivery – Stormwater – Maitland St Stormwater Upgrades - $200,000 – Council Resolution 054/2019.

v.  Infrastructure Delivery – Water Supplies Narrabri – Water Capex – Maitland St Water Mains Replacement - $554,000 – Council Resolution 054/2019.

vi. Infrastructure Delivery – Water Supplies Bellata – Water Capex – Bellata Rising Main Replacement - $314,000 – Council Resolution 051/2019.

vii.Infrastructure Delivery – Water Supplies Bellata – Water Capex – Bellata Reticulated Water Main Replacement (Newell Hwy) - $337,000 – Council Resolution 051/2019.

b.  The following actions be added to the 2019/2020 Operational Plan:

i.   1.1.2.19 - Monitor, review and evaluate progress of Narrabri Shire Access & Inclusion Advisory Committee Strategy and report to community at quarterly Access & Inclusion Advisory committee meetings.

ii.  4.4.2.4 – Develop and implement change management framework.

iii. Undertake a preliminary feasibility study into the establishment of a weir            down-stream from The Crossing Theatre.

c.   The following actions be amended to the 2019/2020 Operational Plan as exhibited to:

i.   1.1.2.6 – Promotion campaign from Council to the community that will raise awareness of CCTV.

ii.  1.3.4.21 – Support Boggabri, Narrabri and Wee Waa in establishing Dementia Friendly Towns.

d.  The following actions be deleted from the 2019/2020 Operational Plan:

i.   1.3.1.3 - Lobby for improved access to a passenger rail service to Sydney.

ii.  3.3.2.1 – Conduct annual business development seminar.

iii. 3.4.2.4 – Lobby and liaise with Homes North to ensure public housing availability corresponds with local requirements.

iv. 4.1.3.5 – Reinforce and grow existing government department relationships to leverage associations to improve and support Narrabri Shire.

e.  The following Rates, Fees and Charges be amended to the 2019/2020 Operational Plan:

i.   Section 603 Certificate Fee be amended as per the Office of Local Government’s Circular 19-05.

ii. Companion Animal Registration Fees be amended as per the Office of Local Government’s Circular 19-09.

 

Title of Rate / Fee / Charge

Exhibited Rate, Fee or Charge 2019/2020

Proposed Rate, Fee or Charge 2019/2020

Rates and Property – Section 603 Certificate

$80.00

$85.00

Registration - Desexed

$57.00

$58.00

Registration – Under 6 months old, Not Desexed

$57.00

$58.00

Registration – Not Desexed

$207.00

$210.00

Registration – Pensioner (animal must be desexed)

$24.00

$25.00

Registration – Accredited Breeders

$57.00

$58.00

Registration – Pound Adoption

$28.50

$29.00

f.    The following amendment to the Appendix A – 2019/2020 Revenue Policy:

i. Borrowings - Council has budgeted loan borrowings of $4.3 million. This consists of $1.5million for Narrabri Landfill Improvements and $2.8million for land purchase for the Industrial and Logistics Hub project.

2.    That Council adopt the 2.7% annual maximum allowable increase in ordinary rates as approved by IPART and make and levy the following ordinary rates for the 2019/2020 financial year:

 

Farmland Category

Levied on all property that complies with the definition of farmland contained in section 515 of the Local Government Act 1993:

                                                      Base Rate      Ad Valorem Rate      Estimated Yield

Farmland                                       $270.00                $0.0042482               $6,512,928

TOTAL FARMLAND RATE YIELD ESTIMATE                                               $6,512,928

Residential Category

Levied on all property that complies with the definition of residential contained in section 516 of the Local Government Act 1993:

                                                      Base Rate      Ad Valorem Rate      Estimated Yield

Residential – Boggabri             $270.00                $0.0064153                   $306,169

Residential – Narrabri              $270.00                $0.0098211               $2,872,258

Residential – Rural                     $270.00                $0.0051369                   $676,814

Residential – Wee Waa            $270.00                $0.0322462                   $715,769

TOTAL RESIDENTIAL RATE YIELD ESTIMATE                                            $4,571,010

Mining

Levied on all property that complies with the definition of mining contained in section 517 of the Local Government Act 1993:

                                                      Base Rate      Ad Valorem Rate      Estimated Yield

Mining                                            $23,000                $0.0279909                   $997,506

TOTAL MINING RATE YIELD ESTIMATE                                                         $997,506

Business Category

Levied on all property that complies with the definition of business contained in section 518 of the Local Government Act 1993:

 

Base Rate                    Ad Valorem Rate        Estimated Yield

Business – Boggabri                  $320.00                $0.0082795                     $45,364

Business – Narrabri                   $320.00                $0.0155444               $1,076,199

Business – Rural                         $320.00                $0.0089450                     $98,777

Business – Wee Waa                 $320.00                $0.0409785                   $182,234

TOTAL BUSINESS RATE YIELD ESTIMATE                                                  $1,402,574

 

Special Rate – Tourism Promotion

 

This Special Rate is set to assist in funding of Council’s promotional allocation. The rate is levied on all properties classified Business within the Shire area.

 

                                                                                Ad Valorem Rate      Estimated Yield

Tourism                                                                          $0.0009611                     $71,020

TOTAL TOURISM LEVY YIELD ESTIMATE                                                         $71,020

 

3.    That Council in relation to water supply charges make and levy the following charges for Water Supply Services for the 2019/2020 financial year:

                                                                                    Service Charge      Estimated Yield

Baan Baa

 

20/25mm Service                                                                     $728                     $42,224

65mm Service                                                                        $4,920                        $4,920

                                                                                                                                                     

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE YIELD                                                                  $47,144

ESTIMATED USAGE CHARGE YIELD                                   $1.05                     $12,122

 

Bellata

 

20/25mm Service                                                                     $570                     $65,550

32mm Service                                                                            $934                           $934

40mm Service                                                                        $1,460                        $2,920

Unconnected Service                                                              $570                                $0

 

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE YIELD                                                                  $69,404

ESTIMATED USAGE CHARGE YIELD                                   $1.05                     $30,795

 

Boggabri

 

20/25mm Service                                                                     $401                   $224,159

32mm Service                                                                            $657                        $5,256

40mm Service                                                                        $1,025                        $4,100

50mm Service                                                                        $1,610                     $14,490

80mm Service                                                                        $4,105                        $8,210

100mm Service                                                                      $6,415                     $12,830

Unconnected Service                                                              $401                     $10,025

 

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE YIELD                                                               $279,070

ESTIMATED USAGE CHARGE YIELD                                   $1.05                   $272,652

 

Gwabegar

 

20/25mm Service                                                                     $651                     $41,013

40mm Service                                                                        $1,660                        $1,660

Unconnected Service                                                              $651                        $4,557

 

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE YIELD                                                                  $47,230

ESTIMATED USAGE CHARGE                                              $1.05                        $8,800

 

Narrabri – Metered

 


20/25mm Service                                                                     $364                   $970,060

32mm Service                                                                            $476                     $32,844

40mm Service                                                                            $505                     $66,155

50mm Service                                                                            $796                     $19,104

80mm Service                                                                        $3,728                        $7,456

100mm Service                                                                      $5,825                        $5,825

Unconnected                                                                             $364                     $30,940

 

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE YIELD                                                            $1,132,384

ESTIMATED USAGE CHARGE YIELD                                   $1.05               $1,450,940

 

Narrabri – Unmetered

 

20/25mm Service                                                                     $563                                $0

32mm Service                                                                            $923                                $0

40mm Service                                                                        $1,440                                $0

100mm Service                                                                      $9,005                                $0

Unoccupied                                                                                $563                                $0

 

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE                                                                                         $0

 

Pilliga

 

20/25mm Service                                                                     $609                     $63,336

40mm Service                                                                        $1,560                        $3,120

50mm Service                                                                        $2,440                        $2,440

Unconnected                                                                             $609                        $5,481

 

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE YIELD                                                                  $74,377

ESTIMATED USAGE CHARGE YIELD                                   $1.05                     $20,194

 

Wee Waa

 

20/25mm Service                                                                     $357                   $285,243

32mm Service                                                                            $459                        $4,596

40mm Service                                                                            $523                        $9,940

50mm Service                                                                        $1,430                        $7,150

80mm Service                                                                        $3,655                     $10,965

100mm Service                                                                      $5,710                     $11,420

Unconnected Service                                                              $357                        $1,785

 

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE YIELD                                                               $331,099

ESTIMATED USAGE CHARGE YIELD                                   $1.05                   $556,923

 

 

 

Water charging structure based on the following benefit index

 

Service Size (mm)

20/25

32

40

50

65

80

90

100

Benefit Index

1.00

1.64

2.56

4.01

6.76

10.24

12.96

16.00

 

4.    That Council in relation to sewerage service charges Council make and levy the following charges for Sewerage Services for the 2019/2020 financial year:

 

                                                                                    Service Charge      Estimated Yield

Sewerage Charges – Boggabri

 

Occupied                                                                                     $632                   $281,872

Unoccupied                                                                                $316                     $13,588

Pedestal Charges – Per Cistern/>6W.C                               $99                     $46,035

Pedestal Charges – Water Closets (1-6)                             $99                        $5,544

 

TOTAL BOGGABRI SEWER CHARGES YIELD                                                 $347,039

 

Sewerage Charges – Narrabri

 

Occupied                                                                                     $785               $2,004,105

Unoccupied                                                                                $393                     $50,697

Pedestal Charges – Per Cistern/>6W.C                            $121                     $73,810

Pedestal Charges – Water Closets (1-6)                           $121                     $82,401

 

TOTAL NARRABRI SEWER SERVICES                                                           $2,211,013

 

Sewerage Charges – Wee Waa

 

Occupied                                                                                     $819                $619,1640

Unoccupied                                                                                $410                     $13,530

Pedestal Charges – Per Cistern/>6W.C                            $121                        $3,025

Pedestal Charges – Water Closets (1-6)                           $121                     $28,314

 

TOTAL WEE WAA SEWER SERVICES                                                               $664,033

 

 

Onsite Wastewater Management Fee

 

Any/All assessments not connected to town sewer     $33                     $69,960

Which have an onsite wastewater system (OSWM)

 

Total Onsite Wastewater Management Fee                                                 $69,960

 

5.    That Council in relation to waste management charges make and levy the following annual charges for Waste Management Services for the 2019/2020 financial year:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic Waste Management (DWM) Charges

 

 

Service Type

Service Charge

Estimated Yield

Urban Waste Management Fee

All Urban Assessments

$165

 

DWM – MSW/Recycling/Organics

(Serviced Assessments Only)

Per 1x140 Litre MSW (Red),

1x240 Litre Recycling Bin (Yellow)

& 1x240 Litre Organics Recycling Bin (Green)

$330

 

 

 

 

Additional/Upsize Service

Additional MGB (per Annum fee)

$129

 

 

Upsize Mixed Solid Waste (MSW) Bin

$77.50

Upsize existing Recycling bin to 360 Litres (one of fee)

$62

TOTAL DOMESTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT ESTIMATED YIELD

 

$1,420,582

 

Other Waste Management Services (Non-Domestic) Charges

 

 

Service Type

Service Charge

Estimated Yield

Urban Waste Management Fee

All Urban Assessments

$165

 

Business – MSW/Recycling

(Serviced Assessments Only)

Per 1x140 Litre MSW (Red) and

1x240 Litre Recycling Bin (Yellow)

$366

 

 

Additional/Upsize Service

Additional MGB (per Annum fee)

$160

 

Upsize Existing Recycling Bin to 360 Litres (one off fee)

$62

Rural Waste Management Fee

 

$165

 

Rural Waste Management Charge Unoccupied

 

$57

 

TOTAL OTHER WASTE MANAGEMENT ESTIMATED YIELD

 

$1,339,302

NB: MSW – Mixed Solid Waste

 

 

 

6.    That Council in relation to interest on overdue rates and charges make and impose the maximum charge for interest of 7.5% as determined by the Minister for Local Government.

 

7.    That Council note all submissions received and formally advise those parties, who made written submissions on Council’s draft Operational Plan 2019/2020, of Council’s decision on the matter.

 

AMENDMENT

Moved:       Cr Robert Kneale               Seconded:        Cr Ron Campey

 

That Council in relation to water supply charges make and levy the following charges for Water Supply Services for the 2019/2020 financial year:

 

                                                                                    Service Charge      Estimated Yield

Baan Baa

 

20/25mm Service                                                                     $728                     $42,224

65mm Service                                                                        $4,920                        $4,920

                                                                                                                                                     

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE YIELD                                                                  $47,144

ESTIMATED USAGE CHARGE YIELD                                   $1.02                     $11,776

 

Bellata

 

20/25mm Service                                                                     $570                     $65,550

32mm Service                                                                            $835                           $835

40mm Service                                                                        $1,302                        $2,604

Unconnected Service                                                              $570                                $0

 

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE YIELD                                                                  $68,989

ESTIMATED USAGE CHARGE YIELD                                   $1.02                     $29,915

 

Boggabri

 

20/25mm Service                                                                     $401                   $224,159

32mm Service                                                                            $657                        $5,256

40mm Service                                                                            $977                        $3,908

50mm Service                                                                        $1,529                     $13,761

80mm Service                                                                        $4,103                        $8,206

100mm Service                                                                      $6,098                     $12,196

Unconnected Service                                                              $381                        $9,525

 

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE YIELD                                                               $277,011

ESTIMATED USAGE CHARGE YIELD                                   $1.02                   $264,862

 

 

Gwabegar

 

20/25mm Service                                                                     $651                     $41,013

40mm Service                                                                            $849                           $849

Unconnected Service                                                              $349                        $2,443

 

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE YIELD                                                                  $44,305

ESTIMATED USAGE CHARGE                                              $1.02                        $8,549

 

 

Narrabri – Metered

 

             20/25mm Service                                                                     $375                   $999,375

32mm Service                                                                            $409                     $28,221

40mm Service                                                                            $434                     $56,854

50mm Service                                                                            $684                     $16,416

80mm Service                                                                        $2,134                        $4,268

100mm Service                                                                      $2,710                        $2,710

Unconnected                                                                             $175                     $14,875

 

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE YIELD                                                            $1,122,719

ESTIMATED USAGE CHARGE YIELD                                   $1.02               $1,409,485

 

 

 

 

Narrabri – Unmetered

 

20/25mm Service                                                                     $562                                $0

32mm Service                                                                            $873                                $0

40mm Service                                                                        $1,401                                $0

100mm Service                                                                      $8,367                                $0

Unoccupied                                                                                $175                                $0

 

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE                                                                                         $0

 

Pilliga

 

20/25mm Service                                                                     $609                     $63,336

40mm Service                                                                            $811                        $1,622

50mm Service                                                                        $1,301                        $1,301

Unconnected                                                                             $357                        $3,213

 

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE YIELD                                                                  $69,472

ESTIMATED USAGE CHARGE YIELD                                   $1.02                     $19,617

 

 

 

 

Wee Waa

 

20/25mm Service                                                                     $368                   $294,032

32mm Service                                                                            $394                        $3,940

40mm Service                                                                            $449                        $8,531

50mm Service                                                                            $684                        $3,420

80mm Service                                                                        $1,742                        $5,226

100mm Service                                                                      $2,715                        $5,430

Unconnected Service                                                              $185                           $925

 

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE YIELD                                                               $321,504

ESTIMATED USAGE CHARGE YIELD                                   $1.02                   $541,011

 

In Favour:         Crs Robert Kneale, Ron Campey and Ann Loder

Against:             Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Lloyd Finlay, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

lost 3/6

Minute  132/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campbell               Seconded:        Cr Annie McMahon

1.                   That Council adopt the 2019/2020 Operational Plan as attached and incorporate                        the following amendments:

a.    The following Capital Expenditure Projects be added to the 2019/2020 Operational Plan:

i. Development & Economic Growth – Economic Development – Narrabri Industrial and Logistics Hub Land Purchase - $2,800,000 - Council Resolution 108/2019.

ii.  Infrastructure Delivery – Town Streets – Maitland St Road Surface Replacement - $900,000 – Council Resolution 054/2019.

iii. Infrastructure Delivery – Town Streets – Maitland St Roundabouts Improvements - $50,000 – Council Resolution 054/2019.

iv. Infrastructure Delivery – Stormwater – Maitland St Stormwater Upgrades - $200,000 – Council Resolution 054/2019.

v. Infrastructure Delivery – Water Supplies Narrabri – Water Capex – Maitland St Water Mains Replacement - $554,000 – Council Resolution 054/2019.

vi. Infrastructure Delivery – Water Supplies Bellata – Water Capex – Bellata Rising Main Replacement - $314,000 – Council Resolution 051/2019.

vii.Infrastructure Delivery – Water Supplies Bellata – Water Capex – Bellata Reticulated Water Main Replacement (Newell Hwy) - $337,000 – Council Resolution 051/2019.

b.   The following actions be added to the 2019/2020 Operational Plan:

i. 1.1.2.19 - Monitor, review and evaluate progress of Narrabri Shire Access & Inclusion Advisory Committee Strategy and report to community at quarterly Access & Inclusion Advisory committee meetings.

ii.  4.4.2.4 – Develop and implement change management framework.

iii. Undertake a preliminary feasibility study into the establishment of a weir       down-stream from The Crossing Theatre.

c.    The following actions be amended to the 2019/2020 Operational Plan as exhibited to:

i. 1.1.2.6 – Promotion campaign from Council to the community that will raise awareness of CCTV.

ii.  1.3.4.21 – Support Boggabri, Narrabri and Wee Waa in establishing Dementia Friendly Towns.

d.   The following actions be deleted from the 2019/2020 Operational Plan:

i. 1.3.1.3 - Lobby for improved access to a passenger rail service to Sydney.

ii.  3.3.2.1 – Conduct annual business development seminar.

iii. 3.4.2.4 – Lobby and liaise with Homes North to ensure public housing availability corresponds with local requirements.

iv. 4.1.3.5 – Reinforce and grow existing government department relationships to leverage associations to improve and support Narrabri Shire.

 

 

e.    The following Rates, Fees and Charges be amended to the 2019/2020 Operational Plan:

i. Section 603 Certificate Fee be amended as per the Office of Local Government’s Circular 19-05.

ii.  Companion Animal Registration Fees be amended as per the Office of Local Government’s Circular 19-09.

 

Title of Rate / Fee / Charge

Exhibited Rate, Fee or Charge 2019/2020

Proposed Rate, Fee or Charge 2019/2020

Rates and Property – Section 603 Certificate

$80.00

$85.00

Registration - Desexed

$57.00

$58.00

Registration – Under 6 months old, Not Desexed

$57.00

$58.00

Registration – Not Desexed

$207.00

$210.00

Registration – Pensioner (animal must be desexed)

$24.00

$25.00

Registration – Accredited Breeders

$57.00

$58.00

Registration – Pound Adoption

$28.50

$29.00

f.    The following amendment to the Appendix A – 2019/2020 Revenue Policy:

i. Borrowings - Council has budgeted loan borrowings of $4.3 million. This consists of $1.5million for Narrabri Landfill Improvements and $2.8million for land purchase for the Industrial and Logistics Hub project.

2.    That Council adopt the 2.7% annual maximum allowable increase in ordinary rates as approved by IPART and make and levy the following ordinary rates for the 2019/2020 financial year:

 

Farmland Category

Levied on all property that complies with the definition of farmland contained in section 515 of the Local Government Act 1993:

                                                      Base Rate      Ad Valorem Rate      Estimated Yield

Farmland                                       $270.00                $0.0042482               $6,512,928

TOTAL FARMLAND RATE YIELD ESTIMATE                                               $6,512,928

Residential Category

Levied on all property that complies with the definition of residential contained in section 516 of the Local Government Act 1993:

                                                      Base Rate      Ad Valorem Rate      Estimated Yield

Residential – Boggabri             $270.00                $0.0064153                   $306,169

Residential – Narrabri              $270.00                $0.0098211               $2,872,258

Residential – Rural                     $270.00                $0.0051369                   $676,814

Residential – Wee Waa            $270.00                $0.0322462                   $715,769

TOTAL RESIDENTIAL RATE YIELD ESTIMATE                                            $4,571,010

Mining

Levied on all property that complies with the definition of mining contained in section 517 of the Local Government Act 1993:

                                                      Base Rate      Ad Valorem Rate      Estimated Yield

Mining                                            $23,000                $0.0279909                   $997,506

TOTAL MINING RATE YIELD ESTIMATE                                                         $997,506

Business Category

Levied on all property that complies with the definition of business contained in section 518 of the Local Government Act 1993:

 

Base Rate                    Ad Valorem Rate        Estimated Yield

Business – Boggabri                  $320.00                $0.0082795                     $45,364

Business – Narrabri                   $320.00                $0.0155444               $1,076,199

Business – Rural                         $320.00                $0.0089450                     $98,777

Business – Wee Waa                 $320.00                $0.0409785                   $182,234

TOTAL BUSINESS RATE YIELD ESTIMATE                                                  $1,402,574

 

Special Rate – Tourism Promotion

 

This Special Rate is set to assist in funding of Council’s promotional allocation. The rate is levied on all properties classified Business within the Shire area.

 

                                                                                Ad Valorem Rate      Estimated Yield

Tourism                                                                          $0.0009611                     $71,020

TOTAL TOURISM LEVY YIELD ESTIMATE                                                         $71,020

 

3.    That Council in relation to water supply charges make and levy the following charges for Water Supply Services for the 2019/2020 financial year:

                                                                                    Service Charge      Estimated Yield

Baan Baa

 

20/25mm Service                                                              $360.00               $20,880.00

65mm Service                                                                  $2,401.20                  $2,401.20

                                                                                                                                                     

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE YIELD                                                            $23,281.20

ESTIMATED USAGE CHARGE YIELD                                   $1.05               $12,122.00

 

Bellata

 

20/25mm Service                                                              $360.00               $41,400.00

32mm Service                                                                     $590.40                     $590.40

40mm Service                                                                     $921.60                  $1,843.20

Unconnected Service                                                        $360.00                          $0.00

 

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE YIELD                                                            $43,833.60

ESTIMATED USAGE CHARGE YIELD                                   $1.05               $30,795.00

 

Boggabri

 

20/25mm Service                                                              $360.00             $201,240.00

32mm Service                                                                     $590.00                  $4,723.20

40mm Service                                                                     $921.60                  $3,686.40

50mm Service                                                                  $1,443.60               $12,992.40

80mm Service                                                                  $3,686.40                  $7,372.80

100mm Service                                                               $5,760.00               $11,520.00

Unconnected Service                                                        $360.00                  $9,000.00

 

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE YIELD                                                         $250,534.80

ESTIMATED USAGE CHARGE YIELD                                   $1.05             $272,652.00

 

Gwabegar

 

20/25mm Service                                                              $360.00               $22,680.00

40mm Service                                                                     $921.60                     $921.60

Unconnected Service                                                        $360.00                  $2,520.00

 

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE YIELD                                                            $26,121.60

ESTIMATED USAGE CHARGE                                              $1.05                  $8,800.00

 

 

 

Narrabri – Metered

 

20/25mm Service                                                              $360.00             $959,400.00

32mm Service                                                                     $476.40               $32,871.60

40mm Service                                                                     $505.20               $66,181.20

50mm Service                                                                     $796.80               $19,123.20

80mm Service                                                                  $2,486.40                  $4,972.80

100mm Service                                                               $3,157.20                  $3,157.20

Unconnected                                                                       $204.00               $17,340.00

 

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE YIELD                                                      $1,103,046.00

ESTIMATED USAGE CHARGE YIELD                                   $1.05         $1,450,940.00

 

Narrabri – Unmetered

 

20/25mm Service                                                              $563.00                                $0

32mm Service                                                                     $923.00                                $0

40mm Service                                                                  $1,440.00                                $0

100mm Service                                                               $9,005.00                                $0

Unoccupied                                                                          $563.00                                $0

 

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE                                                                                         $0

 

 

Pilliga

 

20/25mm Service                                                              $360.00               $37,440.00

40mm Service                                                                     $921.60                  $1,843.20

50mm Service                                                                  $1,440.00                  $1,440.00

Unconnected                                                                       $360.00                  $3,240.00

 

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE YIELD                                                            $43,963.20

ESTIMATED USAGE CHARGE YIELD                                   $1.05               $20,194.00

 

Wee Waa

 

20/25mm Service                                                              $360.00             $287,640.00

32mm Service                                                                     $459.60                  $4,596.00

40mm Service                                                                     $523.20                  $9,940.80

50mm Service                                                                     $796.80                  $3,984.00

80mm Service                                                                  $2,029.20                  $6,087.60

100mm Service                                                               $3,163.20                  $6,326.40

Unconnected Service                                                        $216.00                  $1,080.00

 

ESTIMATED ACCESS CHARGE YIELD                                                         $319,654.80

ESTIMATED USAGE CHARGE YIELD                                   $1.05             $556,923.00

 

 

Water charging structure based on the following benefit index

 

4.    That Council in relation to sewerage service charges Council make and levy the following charges for Sewerage Services for the 2019/2020 financial year:

 

                                                                                    Service Charge      Estimated Yield

Sewerage Charges – Boggabri

 

Occupied                                                                                     $632                   $281,872

Unoccupied                                                                                $316                     $13,588

Pedestal Charges – Per Cistern/>6W.C                               $99                     $46,035

Pedestal Charges – Water Closets (1-6)                             $99                        $5,544

 

TOTAL BOGGABRI SEWER CHARGES YIELD                                                 $347,039

 

Sewerage Charges – Narrabri

 

Occupied                                                                                     $785               $2,004,105

Unoccupied                                                                                $393                     $50,697

Pedestal Charges – Per Cistern/>6W.C                            $121                     $73,810

Pedestal Charges – Water Closets (1-6)                           $121                     $82,401

 

TOTAL NARRABRI SEWER SERVICES                                                           $2,211,013

 

 

Sewerage Charges – Wee Waa

 

Occupied                                                                                     $819                $619,1640

Unoccupied                                                                                $410                     $13,530

Pedestal Charges – Per Cistern/>6W.C                            $121                        $3,025

Pedestal Charges – Water Closets (1-6)                           $121                     $28,314

 

TOTAL WEE WAA SEWER SERVICES                                                               $664,033

 

Onsite Wastewater Management Fee

 

Any/All assessments not connected to town sewer     $33                     $69,960

Which have an onsite wastewater system (OSWM)

 

Total Onsite Wastewater Management Fee                                                 $69,960

 

5.    That Council in relation to waste management charges make and levy the following annual charges for Waste Management Services for the 2019/2020 financial year:

 

Domestic Waste Management (DWM) Charges

 

 

Service Type

Service Charge

Estimated Yield

Urban Waste Management Fee

All Urban Assessments

$165

 

DWM – MSW/Recycling/Organics

(Serviced Assessments Only)

Per 1x140 Litre MSW (Red),

1x240 Litre Recycling Bin (Yellow)

& 1x240 Litre Organics Recycling Bin (Green)

$330

 

 

 

 

Additional/Upsize Service

Additional MGB (per Annum fee)

$129

 

 

Upsize Mixed Solid Waste (MSW) Bin

$77.50

Upsize existing Recycling bin to 360 Litres (one of fee)

$62

TOTAL DOMESTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT ESTIMATED YIELD

 

$1,420,582

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Waste Management Services (Non-Domestic) Charges

 

 

Service Type

Service Charge

Estimated Yield

Urban Waste Management Fee

All Urban Assessments

$165

 

Business – MSW/Recycling

(Serviced Assessments Only)

Per 1x140 Litre MSW (Red) and

1x240 Litre Recycling Bin (Yellow)

$366

 

 

Additional/Upsize Service

Additional MGB (per Annum fee)

$160

 

Upsize Existing Recycling Bin to 360 Litres (one off fee)

$62

Rural Waste Management Fee

 

$165

 

Rural Waste Management Charge Unoccupied

 

$57

 

TOTAL OTHER WASTE MANAGEMENT ESTIMATED YIELD

 

$1,339,302

NB: MSW – Mixed Solid Waste

 

6.    That Council in relation to interest on overdue rates and charges make and impose the maximum charge for interest of 7.5% as determined by the Minister for Local Government.

 

7.    That Council note all submissions received and formally advise those parties, who made written submissions on Council’s draft Operational Plan 2019/2020, of Council’s decision on the matter.

 

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Crs Robert Kneale and Ann Loder

carried 7/2

 

 

13            Confidential (Closed Council) Meeting

Minute  133/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campey                  Seconded:        Cr Ron Campbell

That at 2.33pm Council move into Closed (Public Excluded) Meeting of Council and that the press and members of the public be asked to leave the room whilst Council considers the following items:

13.1         Contract 2019-20/04 - Supply and Laying of Asphaltic Concrete

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) - (d)(i) of the Local Government Act, and the Council is satisfied that discussion of this matter in an open meeting would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest as it deals with commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.

13.2         Contract 2019-20/03 - Periodic Maintenance of Sealed Roads

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) - (d)(i) of the Local Government Act, and the Council is satisfied that discussion of this matter in an open meeting would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest as it deals with commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.

13.3         Energy Savings Action Plan

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) - (d)(i) of the Local Government Act, and the Council is satisfied that discussion of this matter in an open meeting would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest as it deals with commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.

 In Favour:        Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 9/0


 

13.1         Contract 2019-20/04 - Supply and Laying of Asphaltic Concrete

Minute  134/2019  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Ron Campbell

1.    That Council note that after assessing the tenders submitted (in accordance with the criteria specified in the tender documents) and having regard to all the circumstances, the Tender Panel recommends that the most advantageous tenders for Council to accept are the tenders from:

a.    BMR Quarries Pty Ltd T/A Roadwork Industries

b.   Boral Asphalt

c.    Civil Independence Industries Pty Ltd

d.   Fulton Hogan Industries Pty Ltd

for Contract 2019-20/04 – Supply and Laying of Asphaltic Concrete the Period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

2.    That Council in accordance with the Tender Panel Recommendation, Council accept the tenders of:

a.    BMR Quarries Pty Ltd T/A Roadwork Industries

b.   Boral Asphalt

c.    Civil Independence Industries Pty Ltd

d.   Fulton Hogan Industries Pty Ltd

for Contract 2019-20/04 – Supply and Laying of Asphaltic Concrete the Period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

3.    That Council grant authority to the General Manager to assess Contract 2019-20/04 – Supply and Laying of Asphaltic Concrete the Period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 and extend the term of the contract for a further one year period from 1 July 2020 until 30 June 2021 subject to Council still requiring the service, the satisfactory performance of the Contractors and any requested variations in unit rates are considered reasonable and are based on quantifiable rise & fall in prices.

4.    That Council maintain the confidentiality of the documents and considerations in respect of Contract No. 2019-20/04 – Supply and Laying of Asphaltic Concrete (“the tender”).

 

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 9/0

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.2         Contract 2019-20/03 - Periodic Maintenance of Sealed Roads

Minute  135/2019  

Moved:       Cr Lloyd Finlay                   Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

1.    That Council note that after assessing the tenders submitted (in accordance with the criteria specified in the tender documents) and having regard to all the circumstances, the Tender Panel recommends that the most advantageous tenders for Council to accept are the tenders from:

a.    BMR Quarries Pty Ltd T/A Roadwork Industries

b.   Dubbo Traffic Control Pty Ltd

c.    G & K Anderson Pty Ltd

d.   Kay-Em Civil Pty Ltd

              for Contract 2019-20/03 for Periodic Maintenance of Sealed Roads for the period from 1 July 2019 until 30 June 2021.

2.    That Council in accordance with the Tender Panel Recommendation, Council accept the tenders of:

a.    BMR Quarries Pty Ltd T/A Roadwork Industries

b.   Dubbo Traffic Control Pty Ltd

c.    G & K Anderson Pty Ltd

d.   Kay-Em Civil Pty Ltd

for Contract 2019-20/03 for Periodic Maintenance of Sealed Roads for the period from 1 July 2019 until 30 June 2021, subject to the Tenderers meeting all requirement of the contract, and authorise the General Manager to sign the contract documents.

3.    That Council grant authority to the General Manager to assess Contract 2019-20/03 for Periodic Maintenance of Sealed Roads for the period from 1 July 2019 until 30 June 2021 and extend the term of the contract for a further one year period from 1 July 2021 until 30 June 2022 in accordance with CPI hourly rate adjustments and subject to Council still requiring the service and the satisfactory performance of the Contractors.

4.    That Council maintain the confidentiality of the documents and considerations in respect of Contract No. 2019-20/03 – Periodic Maintenance of Sealed Roads (“the tender”).

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 9/0

 

 

Minute  136/2019  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Annie McMahon

That Council move into Committee of the Whole at 2.39pm.

Carried

 

Minute  137/2019  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Lloyd Finlay

That Council move out of Committee of the Whole at 3.09pm.

                                                                                                                                                                           Carried

 

13.3         Energy Savings Action Plan

Minute  138/2019  

Moved:       Cr Annie McMahon          Seconded:        Cr Ron Campey

1.    That Council note the information and the process leading to the development of the Energy Savings Action Plan outlined in this report;

2.    That Council seek ESCOs agreement to invest in the Narrabri Pool’s energy performance contract and negotiate the payment from guaranteed energy savings over an agreed period of time;

3.    The necessary arrangements be made for tendering the installation of solar solutions for the high energy cost sites nominated in this report;

4.    That Council request quotes for installation of VSD and Power Factor Correction Devices for sites identified in this report; and

5.    An internal rolling work program be developed for the installation of LED lighting, sensors and timers for sites identified in this report.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 9/0

 

Minute  139/2019  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Ann Loder

That at 3.14pm Council move out of Closed (Public Excluded) Meeting and that the resolutions from the Closed (Public Excluded) Meeting be read out aloud.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder, Annie McMahon and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 9/0

 


 

 

14            Meeting Closed

The Meeting closed at 3.15pm.

The minutes of this meeting are scheduled to be confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 23 July 2019.

 

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CHAIRPERSON

 


Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda                                     23 July 2019

7            Mayoral Minute

7.1           Mayoral Minute - Mayoral Appointments for June/July 2019

File Number:                  

Responsible Officer:     Catherine Redding, Mayor

Author:                              Delece Hartnett, Personal Assistant to GM & Mayor

Attachments:                  Nil

 

RECOMMENDATION

1.    That Council note the Mayoral Appointments for the period June/July 2019.

 

MAYORAL MINUTE

For the information of Councillors, I provide details of my Mayoral appointments and attendances between the dates (onwards from last Council Meeting) as follows:

Thursday 20 June 2019

·    Attended ‘Meet and Greet’ with Relieving Commander of Oxley Police District, and Narrabri Area Inspector.

Friday 21 June 2019

·    Met with Council’s Economic Development Manager to discuss Small Business Summit to be held at the end of July 2019, Council’s actions to assist in event management.

Saturday 22 June 2019

·    Attended the Eulah Creek Camp Oven Cook-Off event, and assisted in the judging process.

Sunday 23 June 2019

·    Attended the Teys Australia, Rugby Union Junior Trials (in conjunction with Northern Inland Academy of Sport – NIAS) at Dangar Park in Narrabri.

Tuesday 25 June 2019

·    Attended Container Exhibition Interview with Prime 7 News.

·    Attended June 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting.

Wednesday 26 June 2019

·    Travelled to Armidale with Economic Development Manager to attend NEJO organised meeting regarding Solar Farms establishment and investments.

 

 

Thursday 27 June 2019

·    Attended ARTC/Inland Rail Meeting and Introduction for the Project Delivery Director for the Inland Rail project, with Cr Campbell, General Manager, Director Infrastructure Delivery, Economic Development Manager and Design Services Manager also in attendance.

·    Attended MADD Night for the Narrabri High School, at The Crossing Theatre.

Saturday 29 June 2019

·    Attended and performed official opening for the ‘Wellbeing Gathering for Women’ function that was held at The Crossing Theatre for the day.

 Monday 1 July 2019

·    Invited to and attended the St Francis Xaviers’ School NAIDOC Week Flag Raising ceremony and morning tea.

·    Participated in a teleconference with the NSW Department of Infrastructure, regarding the Narrabri Industrial & Logistics Hub project, with the General Manager.

Tuesday 2 July 2019

·    Attended June 2019 Councillor Briefing.

·    Met with Tourism Manager to assist with organising and progress of Small Business Summit function being held at The Crossing Theatre on Wednesday 24 July 2019.

Wednesday 3 July 2019

·    Attended Narrabri Creek Shared Pathway project photo and media discussion with The Courier on site at Narrabri Creek, with General Manager, Roads Services Manager and Community Facilities Manager also in attendance.

Thursday 4 July 2019

·    Attended ‘No to Violence’ Community and Service Providers Forum at Centrecare, Barwan Street, Narrabri.

Friday 5 July 2019

·    Attended the Country University Centre refurbished premises whilst Member for Barwan - Roy Butler MP was undertaking a site tour.

Saturday 6 July 2019

·    Attended the Narrabri Rotary Club Annual Changeover Dinner at the Narrabri RSL Club.

Monday 8 July 2019

·    Attended the Boggabri Business & Community Progress Association July Meeting, at the Boggabri RSL Club, with the General Manager also in attendance.

Tuesday 9 July 2019

·    Attended Narrabri Shire Council NAIDOC Week Flag Raising Community Ceremony and morning tea.

·       Attended the Narrabri Chamber of Commerce July Meeting, at the Narrabri Bowling Club, with the General Manager also in attendance.

  


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8            Our Society

THEME 1: OUR SOCIETY

STRATEGIC DIRECTION 1: SAFE, INCLUSIVE AND CONNECTED COMMUNITY

By 2027, we will provide a safe, supportive community where everyone feels welcomes, valued and connected.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Through extensive community engagement, the Narrabri Shire community identified several social priority areas to be actioned over the 2017 - 2018 financial year.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Current services provided within the Narrabri Shire community include:

§  Community development

§  Community health and safety

§  Community arts, events and entertainment

§  Community care services and transport

§  Parks, open spaces and sporting facilities

§  Children, youth and aged care services

§  Disability access services

§  Library services

COMMUNITY OUTCOMES

In partnership with the community, government and non-government agencies, the Operational Plan will work towards achieving the following social strategic outcomes:

§  Increased community arts, events and entertainment

§  Reduction in anti-social behaviour and public offences

§  Improved community accessibility and inclusiveness

§  Improved sport and recreational services and facilities

§  Improved educational services and learning pathways

§  Improved community health and support services

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda                                     23 July 2019

8.1           Report on the NSWPLA North East Zone Annual General and Ordinary Meetings held in Armidale May 2019.

Responsible Officer:     Lindsay Mason, Director Corporate Services

Author:                              Jenny Campbell, Library Manager

Attachments:                  1.        NE Full Zone Meeting Coffs Harbour 20 Sept 2018

2.        State Library of NSW Report to NSWPLA zones May 2019  

 

Delivery Program Alignment

 

1. Society

Objective

1.1 Community health, safety and support services will adequately meet changing community needs

Strategy

1.1.1 Support and encourage health and wellbeing programs and services to improve resident lifestyles

Executive Summary

This report summarises the NSW Public Libraries Association (NSWPLA) North East Zone Annual General and Ordinary meetings held in Armidale May 2019.

 

Recommendation

1.    That Council notes the report on the NSWPLA North East Zone Annual General and Ordinary meetings held in Armidale in May 2019.

 

Background

NSWPLA North East Zone holds two (2) meetings each year to discuss issues and trends in the library industry.

Current Situation

An overview of the meeting is provided below. Narrabri Library Manager attended the meeting. Mayor Redding was an apology.

 

The minutes of the previous meeting held in Coffs Harbour in September 2018 were confirmed. 

 

The Annual General Meeting election of Office Bearers took place and the results were:

Chair: Cr Bill Heazlett was returned.

Vice: Mayor Cathy Redding as returned.

Secretary: Jo Carmody was returned.

 

State Library Report 

 

A summary is provided:

 

Public Library Funding – Major Increase from 2019/20

·    The new package will include a $24M capital grant program, and increases to subsidy and subsidy adjustment payments for all councils.

·    The ceiling for grant applications has been lifted from $200,000.

Service NSW Kiosks

·    Placement is via Expressions of interest.

Public Grants 2018-2019

·    The recipients were listed.

Revised Standards and Guidelines.

·    The Living Learning Libraries Document has been updated.

Public Libraries Consultative Committee

·    The meeting was held 25 March 2019 to:

Discuss the allocation model for public library funding 2019-2020.

Note the revised Standard and Guidelines for public libraries.

Note the impending rollout of the Amplify platform.

Note the progress of the Indigenous space in library places strategy.

Assessment and compliance visits

·    State Library staff visit over 100 councils and public libraries per year providing advice and assistance on services, funding and Library Act compliance.

Early Literacy Framework

·    The Early Literacy Framework for NSW public libraries was launched at a seminar at the State Library on 5 November.

People Places Revision

·    The population and service-based calculators have been updated and are now on the State Library website.

Portable local studies collecting project

·    NSW councils will be eligible to apply to participate in a local studies collecting project involving equipment kits and training.

Other areas not discussed at the meeting, but included in the report can be found in Attachment 2 - State Library of NSW Report to NSWPLA zones May 2019

 

PLNSW Executive Report 

 

The report covered the following topics:

·    NSWPLA Executive Report.

·    The upcoming SWITCH library conference.

·    Scholarships and Awards.

·    2019-2020 to 2022-2023 Funding for NSW Libraries.

·    Service NSW Kiosks.

·    Libraries Australia Consortium.

·    Parents Next Program.

·    Establishment of a Statewide eResources consortium for NSW Libraries.

·    NSWPLA website portal for Outreach Services Program.

·    South West Zone Draft Strategic Plan.

Additional funding & individual Council commitment to existing funding

·    Concerns were raised that the additional Library funding from the State Library would be absorbed by other Council departments. The NSWPLA chair reiterated that the additional funding was to be used to extend library services and collections.

Fines and Fees and charges

·    The meeting discussed which libraries charged fines. The answers varied among the participants. It was decided that the imposition of fines is an individual Council choice.

Service NSW kiosks

·    The general consensus of the meeting was that benefits of hosting a kiosk may not outweigh the additional work generated by patrons frustrated when technical issues arise.

·    CNRL informed the meeting that they are holding a trial at Manilla Library and will report back at the next meeting.

General Business

·    No motions were raised for the NSWPLA Annual General Meeting.

Financial Implications

Increased funding package information, including subsidies and grants is now available via the State Library website.

https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/public-library-services/subsidies-and-grants/public-library-funding-201920

Statutory and Policy Implications

Nil.

Consultation

Nil.

 


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Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda                                     23 July 2019

8.2           Subsidised water meter resizing assoicated with indexing.

Responsible Officer:     Darren Raeck, Director Infrastructure Delivery

Author:                              Darren Raeck, Director Infrastructure Delivery

Attachments:                  1.        Fees and Charges 2019/20 Forcast  

 

Delivery Program Alignment

 

4. Leadership

Objective

4.4 Our strategic goals will be achieved through transparent and accountable planning and reporting

Strategy

4.4.1 Engage with the community to determine affordable and acceptable levels of service

 

 

Executive Summary

Where practical Council aims to adopt best management practices to provide an effective commercially sustainable water supply and sewerage business. The NSW Government, Department of Water and Energy – Best Practice Management of Water Supply and Sewerage Guidelines August 2007, recommend that residential water usage charges should be set to recover at least 75% of residential revenue and that the Access Charge should be “determined relative to the customers capacity requirement”.

At its Ordinary Meeting held on the 25 June 2019, Council resolved to adopt fees and charges for the provision of water and sewage services in accordance with the above Guidelines. Councillors acknowledged the concerns of property owners with larger diameter meters that would be affected by the decision and requested that a subsidy be provided to compensate those who did not require the larger connection and would like to downsize due to cost.

 

Recommendation

1.  That Council provide a $20,000 budget for 2019/2020 to allow the downsizing of 32, 40 and 50mm meters affected; this amendment to be incorporated in the September Quarterly Budget Review Statement.

2.  That a review of the supply requirements of each request for downsizing be conducted by the Water Services Manager or Director Infrastructure Delivery in consultation with the Property Owner.

3.  Any subsequent request to increase the meter size at a property will be at the cost of the Property Owner.

 

Background

At the June 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting, Council resolved to reduce the 2019/20 Usage Charge to a common fee and commence a pricing structure to bring the indexed price (of larger diameter meters) into line with best practice guidelines over a period of time.

An indexing Policy was first adopted by Council in 1995 and was relaxed in 2008 to reduce the impact on all connections 32mm and above. For unknown reasons the Policy has not been applied to all sectors in the last five (5) years meaning that some towns and villages had access to higher volumes of water at a lower price than the recommended index ratio.

Concerns were raised by Councillors regarding the affordability of the larger diameter meters and a request was made to provide subsidies to those affected by the decision.

Current Situation

Where practical Council aims to adopt best practice. The NSW Government Department of Water and Energy – Best Practice Management of Water Supply and Sewerage Guidelines August 2007, recommends that Local Water Utilities with 4,000 or more connected properties to have at least 75% of their residential revenue generated through usage charges. In the financial year ending 2017/18 Narrabri Shire Council reported this figure to be 61.59%.

In an attempt to increase the residential revenue ratio, Council at the June Ordinary Meeting adopted new Access and Usage charges which are estimated to provide an overall net forecast loss for Water Revenue in 2019/20 of 0.03%.

The Guidelines recommend that the Access Charge should be “determined relative to the customers capacity requirement, eg. proportional to the square of the size of the customer’s water services connection”. Council resolved at the June Ordinary Meeting to bring prices back into line with the guidelines on the basis that affected customers would receive a one-off subsidy to downsize, should their current connection size be deemed to be larger than their requirement (i.e. the property is incapable of using the water delivered by the connection). The Fees and Charges adopted at the June Ordinary Council Meeting assumes that the increase on affected large diameter meters would be phased in over a five (5) year period. The affected meter sizes and prices are highlighted in the attached document (Water Income June 2019 plus 5 years), unless circumstances change (for example full water treatment is installed).

The flowing table details the number of connections expected to be affected by this decision. The main meter sizes affected are 32mm, 40mm and 50mm meters in the townships of Wee Waa and Narrabri. While there are meters greater than 50mm they are generally associated with Government agencies or Council owned properties. A preliminary assessment of those greater than 50mm suggests that most are for watering of open spaces and are not expected to have a large impact on residential or business properties.

 

Meter Size

Use Type

No Meters

Number using below the average

20/25 mm meters

Residential

4,223

2,351

32 mm meters

Residential

32

13

40 mm meters

Residential

79

20

50 mm meters

Residential

1

0

32 mm meters

Business

21

10

40 mm meters

Business

52

17

50 mm meters

Business

20

9

>50 mm meters

Business

6

3

>50 mm meters

Government/NSC

84

28

 

 

4,518

 

 

Under the current proposal an annual increase of between $91.92 and $159.36 will apply to 32mm, 40mm and 50mm meters in 2019/2020. In year 3 of the proposed indexing of 50mm meters will reach its peak ($229.48 per annum on the Access Charge). The Access Charge for these properties will still be lower than similar size meters in Boggabri and each of the Villages. These adjustments are being phased in over a period of time to reduce the impact on existing customers and provide customers with adequate time to determine their connection requirements.

Financial Implications

Wee Waa and Narrabri are the two main townships affected by this proposal and are currently paying less than other Towns and Villages. There is not expected to be a large uptake in meter downsizing. Assuming 50% of properties will request a review and ultimately request a downsizing, a total budget of $80,000 is required to complete all works based on the average cost of a 20/25 mm connection cost (including meter) being $2,475.

It is proposed to create a specific capital works project associated with mains to meter replacement from the Water Fund. A budget of $20,000 would be provided in the first year and $15,000 in the subsequent year. This pricing is for 32mm, 40mm and 50mm connections downsizing only.

Statutory and Policy Implications

Nil.

Consultation

External Consultation

Nil.

Internal Consultation

·    Financial Services Manager.

·    Water Services Manager.

 


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8.3           Grant Activity Report - January to June 2018 and 2018-2019 Financial Year

Responsible Officer:     Bill Birch, Economic Development Manager

Author:                              Amanda Wales, Grants Officer

Attachments:                  1.        Council Grant Activity Table Financial Year 2018-2019 - Council Report  

 

Delivery Program Alignment

1. Society

Objective

1.3 Our communities will be provided with facilities and services to increase social connectivity and accessibility

Strategy

1.3.4 Continually improve access to community facilities and services across the Shire

Executive Summary

This report is to inform Council of grant activity for the period 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019.

During the period 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019, Council applied for $2,721,726 in grant funding. The amount of $2,300,059 was confirmed as approved, with $161,667 unsuccessful, leaving $260,000 yet to be determined.

For the financial year of 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 Council applied for $14,378,497. From these applications, Council was successful in receiving $7,873,054.

During the period 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018, Council received confirmation of successful applications in the amount of $2,194,742.43 from grant applications lodged in the 2017-2018 financial year.

This provides an overall total of $10,067,797 in successful grant funding for the 2018-2019 financial year.

Council’s financial co-contributions to successful grant applications 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019 was $834,747 making Council’s overall 2018-2019 financial contributions $1,487,777.

 

Recommendation

1.    That Council note the grant activity report for 2018/2019 financial year.

 

Background

The purpose of this report is to inform Council of grant activity for the period 1 January 2019 to   30 June 2019 as well as provide an overview for the 2018-2019 financial year.

During the 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019 period Council has taken the opportunity to apply for 21 grants, most of which relate to drought affected communities, infrastructure and events.

Council employs a dedicated Grants Officer whose primary role is to source new funding for Council projects, to administer existing funded projects and to acquit completed funded projects. The Grants Officer oversees operations of Council’s Community Grants Fund, from application, to review and collation of data, and acquittal. The Grants Officer provides information to community sectors regarding upcoming grant opportunities and offers assistance and advice to these groups in completing their applications. In addition, Council’s Grants Officer provides training to Community Groups, assisting to upskill volunteers with grant writing, reporting and acquittal knowledge. 

Current Situation

During the period 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019, Council applied for $2,721,726 in grant funding. The amount of $2,300,059 was confirmed as approved, with $161,667 unsuccessful, leaving $260,000 yet to be determined.

For the financial year of 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 Council applied for $14,378,497. From these applications, Council was successful in receiving $7,873,054.

Combined with approved funding from applications lodged in the 2017-2018 financial year, this provides an overall total of $10,067,797 in successful grant funding for the 2018-2019 financial year.

Financial Implications

Council’s financial co-contributions to successful grant applications 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019 was $834,747, making Council’s overall 2018-2019 financial contributions $1,487,777.

Statutory and Policy Implications

Nil.

Consultation

External Consultation

Nil.

Internal Consultation

Nil.

 


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9            Our Environment

THEME 2: OUR ENVIRONMENT

STRATEGIC DIRECTION 2: ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE AND PRODUCTIVE SHIRE

By 2027, we will maintain a healthy balance between our natural and built environments.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Through extensive community engagement, the Narrabri Shire community identified several environmental priority areas to be actioned over the 2017 - 2018 financial year.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Current services provided within the Narrabri Shire community include:

§  Waste management and recycling

§  Environmental planning

§  Planning and development

§  Parks and open spaces

§  Noxious weeds control

§  Floodplain management

§  Water and sewer management

§  Stormwater management

COMMUNITY OUTCOMES

In partnership with the community, government and non-government agencies, the Operational Plan will work towards achieving the following environmental strategic outcomes:

§  Improved air, water and soil quality

§  Reduction in domestic and industry waste

§  Management of potential impacts from extractive industries

§  Improved emergency service provision and resources

§  Maintenance of heritage sites for future generation

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda                                     23 July 2019

9.1           Delegates Report - Namoi Region Air Quality Advisory Committee

Responsible Officer:     Daniel Boyce, Director Development and Economic Growth

Author:                              Marcela Lopez, Manager Environmental Services

Attachments:                  1.        Namoi Regional Air Quality Advisory Committee meeting minutes.

2.        Air quality monitoring newsletter spring 2018

3.        Air quality monitoring newsletter winter 2018

4.        Air quality monitoring newsletter summer  2018 - 2019  

 

Delivery Program Alignment

 

2. Environment

Objective

2.4 The impacts of extractive industries on the environment will be minimised

Strategy

2.4.1 The community is informed by real time regional dust monitoring data to inform personal decisions

 

 

Executive Summary

The Namoi Region Air Quality Advisory Committee (“Committee”) was established by the Minister for the Environment at the end of 2017. 

The last meeting of the Committee for 2018/2019 was held on Tuesday 28 May 2019 at Gunnedah Shire Council (Attachment 1).

The reports for air quality in the region are attached (Attachment 2 – 4).

 

Recommendation

1.    That Council note the Delegates Report from Council staff representative - Marcela Lopez, for the Namoi Regional Air Quality Advisory Committee Meeting held in Gunnedah on Tuesday 28 May 2019.

 

Delegates REPORT

The Namoi Region Air Quality Advisory Committee (“Committee”) was established by the Minister for the Environment at the end of 2017.  The role of the Committee is to provide advice to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (“EPA”) on matters specifically related to the monitoring and management of air quality in the Namoi region.

The Committee enables local communities in the Namoi region to engage with their industrial neighbours, the EPA and other government agencies involved in managing potential air quality impacts on the community and environment.  The Committee also provides advice on how the community would like to be notified and kept informed on matters related to regional air quality.

The last meeting of the Committee for 2018/2019 was held on Tuesday 28 May 2019 at Gunnedah Shire Council (Attachment 1). 

The reports for air quality in the region are attached (Attachment 2 – 4).

 


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Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda                                     23 July 2019

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Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda                                     23 July 2019

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9.2           Proposed Amendment of Contributions Plan (Previously Section 94 Plan)

Responsible Officer:     Daniel Boyce, Director Development and Economic Growth

Author:                              Daniel Boyce, Director Development and Economic Growth

Attachments:                  1.        Narrabri Shire Section 94 Plan

2.        Draft Contributions Plan  

 

Delivery Program Alignment

 

4. Leadership

Objective

4.2 Decision making will ensure Council remains financially sustainable

Strategy

4.2.2 Proposed expansions in Council services are evaluated after consideration of asset renewal and operational costs

 

 

Executive Summary

Council adopted the Narrabri Shire Council Section 94 Development Contributions Plan (“the Plan”) in February 2017 (Minute 23/2017) (Attachment 1).

There is a need for Council to make some “housekeeping” changes to the Plan to align it with changes to clause numbers and terminology in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (“EPA Act”) as well as changing the wording in the Schedules to the Plan to ensure that contributions can be levied for both new dwellings on current vacant lots and future subdivision of the existing lots.

Following resolution by Council the Amended Plan (Attachment 2), now known as the Contributions Plan, can be placed on public exhibition. After which time, Council will receive a further report and consider any submissions.

 

Recommendation

1.    That Council endorse the amended Narrabri Shire Contributions Plan, as attached, for the purpose of public exhibition.

2.    That Council place on exhibition the amended Narrabri Shire Contributions Plan for a minimum period of 28 days.

 

Background

Council adopted the Narrabri Shire Council Section 94 Development Contributions Plan (“the Plan”) in February 2017 (MINUTE 23/2017) (Attachment 1).

There is a need for Council to make some “housekeeping” changes to the Plan to align it with changes to clause numbers and terminology in the EPA Act as well as changing the wording in the Schedules to the Plan to ensure that contributions can be levied for both new dwellings on current vacant lots and future subdivision of the existing lots.

The intent of the Plan was to require contributions from the first development of lots fronting the specified unsealed road. The required contributions rates for such developments are contained within the Schedules to the Plan. The background section of each of the Schedules makes it clear that contributions were intended to be levied for both new dwellings on current vacant lots and future subdivision of the existing lots. The table within the Schedules, however, does not clearly articulate this intent. To avoid uncertainty, it is proposed to amend the table in each of the Schedules to the Plan (Attachments 3 and 4) to make it clear that contributions are applicable to both new dwellings and subdivision applications (Table 1).

Development on affected land that may be levied a contribution

·    Subdivision to create additional allotments with a dwelling right; and

·    all new dwellings on existing allotments where a contribution has not previously been levied in accordance with this schedule of the plan.

           Table 1 New Table in the Schedules to the Plan

Current Situation

Following resolution by Council the Amended Plan (Attachment 2), now known as the Contributions Plan, can be placed on public exhibition. After which time, Council will receive a further report and consider any submissions.

Financial Implications

Council can require the payment of a monetary contribution where it is satisfied that development is likely to require the provision of or increase the demand for public amenities and public services within the area.

Statutory and Policy Implications

The Amended Plan must be placed on public exhibition in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

Consultation

External Consultation

Following resolution by Council the Amended Plan will be publicly exhibited for a period of twenty-eight (28) days.

Internal Consultation

·    Director Infrastructure Delivery.


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Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda                                     23 July 2019

9.3           Proposed Amendment of Fixed development consent levies Contributions Plan (Previous Section 94A Plan)

Responsible Officer:     Daniel Boyce, Director Development and Economic Growth

Author:                              Daniel Boyce, Director Development and Economic Growth

Attachments:                  1.        Schedule of Works

2.        Draft Fixed Development Consent Levies Contributions Plan  

 

Delivery Program Alignment

 

2. Environment

Objective

2.1 We will maintain our open spaces, natural environment and heritage for future generations

Strategy

2.1.3 Passive recreational open spaces are well maintained and accessible for public use

 

 

Executive Summary

Council adopted the Narrabri Shire Council Section 94A Development Contributions Plan (“the Plan”) in 2011. The Plan included a Schedule of Works, which identified projects within the Shire that the development contributions could fund.

At its Ordinary Council meeting on 25th June 2019, Council resolved to adopt a new Schedule of Works (Attachment 1) to the Plan (Minute 118/2019).

Since that time external funding for some projects at Dangar Park, Wee Waa has been obtained from the Stronger Country Communities Fund (“SCCF”)

As such Council is now able to amend the Schedule of Works to reallocate the funds originally committed to those projects to the Narrabri Shared Cycle/Pedestrian Pathway Project.

The need to further amend the Schedule of Work presents an opportunity for Council to make the necessary “housekeeping” changes to the Plan to align it with changes to clause numbers and terminology in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (“EPA Act”).

Following resolution by Council the Amended Plan, now known as the Fixed Development Levies Contributions Plan, and Schedule of Works (Attachment 2) can be placed on public exhibition. After which time, Council will receive a further report and consider any submissions.

 

Recommendation

1.    That Council endorse the amended Narrabri Shire Fixed Development Consent Levies Contributions Plan, as attached, for the purpose of public exhibition.

2.    That Council place on exhibition the amended Narrabri Shire Fixed Development Consent Levies Contributions Plan for a minimum period of 28 days.

 

Background

Council adopted the Plan in 2011 including a Schedule of Works, which identified projects within the Shire that the development contributions could fund.

At its Ordinary Council meeting on 25th June 2019, Council resolved to adopt a new Schedule of Works (Attachment 1) to the Plan (MINUTE 118/2019).

Since that time external funding for the following projects has been obtained from SCCF:

Project

Estimate ($)

Wee Waa - Dangar Park - construct shelters

45,000

Wee Waa - Dangar Park - install basketball half court & rebound wall

50,000

Wee Waa - Dangar Park - install new outdoor gym equipment

40,000

Wee Waa - Dangar Park - install pathway to link entry to facilities

15,000

Wee Waa - Dangar Park - install shade sail to playground

35,000

Wee Waa - Dangar Park - playground equipment

50,000

Total

235,000

As such Council is now able to amend the Schedule of Works to reallocate the funds originally committed to the above projects to the following projects:

Project

Estimate ($)

Narrabri Shared Cycle/Pedestrian Pathway Project

235,000

Total

235,000

The need to further amend the Schedule of Work presents an opportunity for Council to make the necessary “housekeeping” changes to the Plan to align it with changes to clause numbers and terminology in the EPA Act.

Current Situation

Following resolution by Council the Amended Plan, now known as the Fixed Development Levies Contributions Plan, and Schedule of Works (Attachment 2) can be placed on public exhibition. After which time, Council will receive a further report and consider any submissions.

Financial Implications

Levies are collected on all developments within the Shire requiring development or Complying Development consent, prior to works commencing, with a value over $100,000 at the rate of:

 

Proposed cost of the development

Percentage of levy

$100,001 - $200,000

0.5%

Greater than $200,000

1.0%

 

Statutory and Policy Implications

The Amended Plan and Schedule of Works must be placed on public exhibition in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

Consultation

External Consultation

Following resolution by Council the Amended Plan and Schedule of Works will be publicly exhibited for a period of twenty-eight (28) days.

Internal Consultation

·    Director Infrastructure Delivery.

·    Community Facilities Manager.


Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda                                     23 July 2019

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Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda                                     23 July 2019

10          Our Economy

THEME 3: OUR ECONOMY

STRATEGIC DIRECTION 3: PROGRESSIVE AND DIVERSE ECONOMY

By 2027, we will have developed a strong, diverse economy that attracts, retains and inspires business, industry and tourism growth.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Through extensive community engagement, the Narrabri Shire community identified several economic priority areas to be actioned over the 2017 - 2018 financial year.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Current services provided within the Narrabri Shire community include:

§  Economic development

§  Planning and development

§  Entertainment and conferences

§  Local and regional tourism and events

§  Saleyards

§  Airport

COMMUNITY OUTCOMES

In partnership with the community, government and non-government agencies, the Operational Plan will work towards achieving the following economic strategic outcomes:

§  Increased community events, conferences and entertainment

§  Increased employment through industry innovation, investment and value adding

§  Established freight hub for the Norther Inland Region

§  Increased housing availability and affordability

§  Broadened economic base

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda                                     23 July 2019

10.1         Wee Waa Levee Annual Inspection 2019

Responsible Officer:     Darren Raeck, Director Infrastructure Delivery

Author:                              Darren Raeck, Director Infrastructure Delivery

Attachments:                  Nil

 

Delivery Program Alignment

 

2. Environment

Objective

2.2 We will protect our environment through sustainable planning and well-resourced emergency services

Strategy

2.2.1 Community emergency service providers are well resourced to adequately prepare and respond to natural disasters and emergencies

Executive Summary

The Wee Was Town Levee Maintenance Policy stipulates that an Annual Safety Inspection will be carried out by the Director of Engineering Services, this position is now fulfilled by the Director Infrastructure Delivery.

On 5 June 2019, a comprehensive inspection of the Wee Waa Levee was undertaken by the Director Infrastructure Delivery (Darren Raeck) for Council. In its current form, there were no significant defects or elements that would result in a premature catastrophic failure of the levee. Catastrophic failure would be dependent above average rainfall and higher than normal levels of water.

The Levee appears to have three distinct zones that have varying degrees of state.

The Northern section of levee is in unacceptable rating from access gate 1 (western entrance to town), chainage 4836 to access gate 7 chainage 8818 the fence is in poor condition providing little or no restriction to animals and or vehicles. The soils appear to be dispersive with surface cracking, steep embankments and limited cover which also makes it susceptible to erosion. The mechanical elements of the levee are in good condition. Fencing is recommended.

The Eastern (access gate 7 to access Gate 10, chainage 8818 - 8516) and Southern sections (access Gate 10 to the Railway cutting, chainage 0-2479) are marginal rating with some sections of poor fencing. The soils in this region appear to be less impacted by erosion however have areas of slumping identified and have little or no animal traffic. The mechanical elements of the levee are in good condition. Fence repair is recommended.

The western section is in good condition overall (Railway cutting, chainage 0-2479 to Access gate 1, chainage 4836) fencing and mechanical elements all appear to be in good condition.

Short to medium term projects to improve to the soil structure in the north section and reinstatement of the fences to restrict access should be considered.

 

Recommendation

1.    That Council note the Wee Waa Levee Annual Inspection Report 2019.

 

Background

The Wee Waa ring levee was constructed in 1976 after flood events in 1964, 1971 and 1974 with additional works being constructed in 1995. The Wee Waa Town Levee Maintenance Policy stipulates that Annual Safety Inspection be conducted every 12 months by the Director Infrastructure Delivery and a Failure Impact Assessment be undertaken every five (5) years by an experienced dam and/or levee bank engineer. Routine inspections are also undertaken quarterly by operational staff.

An Annual Safety Inspection aims to identify physical deficiencies of the levee by visual examination (e.g. adequate slope protection, cracking, depressions and sinkholes, piping etc) and review of observations with prevailing knowledge. The inspection includes all physical aspects of the levee including difficult or confined areas. All operating equipment must be examined and tested.

In November 2017, a five (5) yearly visual inspection of the levee at Wee Waa was undertaken by NSW Public Works Advisory.  In February 2018, the findings of the report were presented to Council, whereby Council resolved to complete the identified works (DO/17/01). Whilst most of these works are complete some of the works are ongoing as they are considered routine maintenance.

Current Situation

Since the NSW Public Works Advisory report was presented, Council has installed a number of check valves on the outer banks of the levee to reduce the risk of gate failure (providing a contingent point of failure to each gate). There has been regular inspection of the assets in accordance with our maintenance plan. No significant issues have arisen since the completion of this report however Council has failed to act on the “significant surface damage from cattle (stock) grazing on levee”.

All works identified in the report will be programmed for completion as soon as resources permit.

Provided under separate cover to Councillors is a series of inspection photographs taken as part of the 2019 annual inspection.

Financial Implications

Cost estimates for all works have not yet been finalised however the costs are not expected to be significant and will generally fall under the maintenance budget for the Wee Waa Levee.

Statutory and Policy Implications

Levees in NSW are managed by their owners.

Consultation

External Consultation

Nil.

Internal Consultation

·    Operational Staff associated with management of the levee.

 


Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda                                     23 July 2019

10.2         Development Application 85/2019 - Proposed Wholesale tree nursery at 21 Wee Waa Road, Narrabri

Responsible Officer:     Daniel Boyce, Director Development and Economic Growth

Author:                              Daniel Boyce, Director Development and Economic Growth

APPLICATION DETAILS

Applicant:                         Trevor Alan Hook

Owner:                              Trevor Alan Hook

Proposal:                          Wholesale tree nursery and associated works

Location:                           Lot 37 Section 15 DP 978, 21 Wee Waa Road, Narrabri

Attachments:                  1.        Development Assessment Report

2.        Draft Conditions of Consent

3.        DA85.2019 Development Plans  

 

Recommendation

That Council determine the Development Application 85/2019 for a plant nursery and associated works on Lot 37 Section 15 DP 978, 21 Wee Waa Road, Narrabri by granting consent to the application subject to conditions in Attachment 2.

 

EXECUTIVE Summary

Proposal

The proposed development on Lot 37 Section 15 DP 978, 21 Wee Waa Road, Narrabri (“the Land”) is a small scale wholesale tree nursery with the application comprising:

·    Proposed use (Plant nursery)

·    8 x 5.4m workshop with amenities

·    5,000L rainwater tank

·    200m2 tube stock storage area

Reason for consideration by Council

The development has been referred to Council for determination due to the significant flood issues associated with the land and the precedential effect of the determination.

Permissibility

The land is zoned RU1 Primary Production pursuant to Narrabri Local Environmental Plan 2012 (“the LEP”). Plant nursery is permissible with consent in the RU1 zone.

Consultation

No specific notification required by the Development Control Plan (“the DCP”).

Main issues

Flood risk management is the main issue arising from the assessment.

The Namoi River, Mulgate Creek and Long Gully Flood Study 2016 (“the Flood Study”) indicates that the 1% Annual Exceedance Probability event level is 212.8m AHD, is high hazard and the Land lies in a Floodway.

Floodways are areas of the floodplain where a significant discharge of water occurs during floods and that, even if only partially blocked, would cause a significant redistribution of flood flow, or a significant increase in flood levels.

For this reason most Floodplain Risk Management Plans prohibit all new buildings in a designated floodway.

Notwithstanding the general preference to exclude development from floodways the small scale and nature of the development is generally compatible with the flood conditions on the Land for the following reasons:

·    Flood hazard is acceptable for buildings.

·    Development will result in little to no additional impact on flow or flood levels outside the property.

·    Development is a commercial operation with an itinerant site presence and ample opportunities to evacuate and therefore does not represent a significant risk to life.

·    Development has low environmental impact.

·    Development is not likely to result in unsustainable social and economic costs.

Conclusion

The development has been assessed with regard to the relevant prescribed matters for consideration outlined in Section 4.15 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (“EPA Act”) (Attachment 1).

The development is permissible with consent in the RU1 zone and consistent with the objectives for development in the RU1 zone. Weight must be given to the RU1 zoning in the “resolution of a dispute as to the appropriate development” of the land.

The development is a suitable use of the land having regard to the flood conditions.

Notwithstanding the general preference to exclude development from floodways, under the circumstances of the specific development it is considered a suitable use of the land and is not likely to result in an unacceptable precedent.

The development complies with the relevant planning instruments.

With the imposition of the recommended conditions the development will not have any unacceptable impacts on the surrounding area, environment and adjoining development.

It is recommended that Development Application 85/2019 be approved subject to the conditions provided in Attachment 2.

Background

Existing Sites Features and Surrounding Development

The Land is a 0.24ha rural allotment located on the fringe of Narrabri, between Wee Waa Road and the Namoi River. It is zoned RU1 Primary Production. The size of the land would not enable typical standalone agricultural land uses. It is surrounded by commercial industrial land uses.

Description of Proposal

A Development Application (“DA”) has been lodged with Council for a small scale wholesale tree nursery on Lot 37 Section 15 DP 978, 21 Wee Waa Road, Narrabri comprising:

·    Proposed use (Plant nursery)

·    8 x 5.4m workshop with amenities

·    5,000L rainwater tank

·    200m2 tube stock storage area

Social Impacts

Council must take into consideration in so far as is relevant to the proposed development the likely impacts of that development, including (amongst other things) the social impacts (Farrier & Stein, 2016).  

No significant adverse social impacts have been identified in the assessment.

Public Interest

Council must take into consideration in so far as is relevant “the public interest”. When determining the public interest, a Council is not confined to statutory planning instruments (Farrier & Stein, 2016).  

The public interest is best served through the promotion of orderly and economic use and development of land, ensuring application of ecologically sustainable development principles, protecting the health and safety of building occupants and the environment.

The Land is located within a floodway and consequently is rendered severely constrained in terms of potential development.

The primary objective from a floodplain risk management perspective is to preserve the important flood conveyance function of floodways, however, this must be balanced by the (albeit secondary) need to ensure that land is not “sterilised”.

In this regard, this relatively small-scale development strikes an appropriate balance by enabling development that is generally compatible with the flood conditions of the Land while ensuring that:

·    Development will result in minimal impact on flow or flood levels.

·    Development does not represent a significant risk to life.

·    Development has low environmental impact.

·    Development is not likely to result in unsustainable social and economic costs.

The development is considered to be in the public interest.

Statutory Assessment

The development is permissible with consent in the RU1 zone and consistent with the objectives for development in the RU1 zone.

Section 4.15 Assessment

The development has been assessed with regard to the relevant prescribed matters for consideration outlined in Section 4.15 of the EPA Act (Attachment 1) with the main issue being flood hazard and impact.

Flood risk management

The Flood Study enabled the extent of floodways to be clearly defined (Figure 1) and indicates that the 1% Annual Exceedance Probability event level is 212.8m AHD, is high hazard and the Land lies in a Floodway.

Figure 1       Flood Function

According to the Australian Disaster Resilience Guideline 7-5 Flood Information to Support Land-use Planning (AIDR, 2017):

Some areas of the floodplain are flow conveyance and flood storage areas. These areas have an important flood function and, if the floodplain is modified by development or filling, this behaviour can change. Within these areas, excluding the intensification of land use or limiting intensification to land uses compatible with these functions can limit the effects on flood behaviour and on the existing community.

Filling of flood storage areas reduces their ability to attenuate downstream flood flows and, as a result, flood flows and flood levels may increase.

Floodways are areas of the floodplain where a significant discharge of water occurs during floods and that, even if only partially blocked, would cause a significant redistribution of flood flow, or a significant increase in flood levels.

For this reason most Floodplain Risk Management Plans prohibit all new buildings in a designated floodway.

In addition to assessing the impact of the development on flood function the proposed land use must be compatible with the flood hazard. According to the AIDR (2017):

Flood hazard classification provides a description of how hazardous the physical conditions produced by a flood can be, independent of the population at risk. It is typically based on benchmarking the depth and velocity of the floodwaters against thresholds to determine how hazardous this combination may be to people, cars, infrastructure and buildings, if they were exposed to the flooding.

It recommends grouping the floodplain into the following categories:

·   H1—generally safe for people, vehicles and buildings

·   H2—unsafe for small vehicles

·   H3—unsafe for vehicles, children and older people

·   H4—unsafe for all people and vehicles

·   H5—unsafe for vehicles and people, and all buildings are vulnerable to structural damage

·   H6—unsafe for vehicles and people, and all building types are vulnerable to structural failure.

The likely 1% AEP flood depths and velocities at the building site are 1.8m and 0.5m/s respectively.

The expected depth and velocity combination lies inside the H4 category, determined to be unsafe for people and vehicles. However, the hazard combination is determined to be within acceptable limits for buildings (Figure 2).

Figure 2       Flood Hazard

Flood hazard is generally considered as various combinations of depth and velocity (Hydraulic Hazard) and the capacity to take evasive action. In the case of the proposed infrequent commercial use, the capacity to take evasive action for occupants of the site is very high due to the likely long warning time associated with a Namoi River (Narrabri Creek) flood event.

The risk to property is acceptable given the H4 category and with the application of the following conditions:

8.       Prior to the issue of a Construction Certificate building work below the 1:100 year flood height is to be certified by a structural engineer stating that it is able to withstand flood velocities for that area. All materials below the 1:100 year flood event are to comply with the NSW Flood Manual.

(Reason: To protect the occupants from the danger of flooding.)

25.     Any new work constructed below the known flood level being constructed in materials and finishes that are resistant to damage from floodwaters. Any new machinery or equipment, electrical circuitry or fitting, storage unit or similar items likely to be damaged by floodwaters being installed above the said height or alternatively being of materials and functional capability resistant to the effects of floodwaters, all in accordance with the provisions of the NSW Flood Plain Development Manual. Structures on the site will need to be structurally certified to be able to withstand flood flows across the site.

(Reason: To minimise the extent of property damage and the risk of injury in the event of flooding of the site)

The proposed development is in accordance with Clause 6.2 of the LEP (Table 1).

Table 1        Assessment against Clause 6.2 of the Narrabri Local Environmental Plan 2012

(3)  Development consent must not be granted to development on land to which this clause applies unless the consent authority is satisfied that the development:

Staff Comment

(a)  is compatible with the flood hazard of the land, and

The expected depth and velocity combination lies inside the H4 category, determined to be unsafe for people and vehicles. However, the hazard combination is determined to be within acceptable limits for buildings.

Flood hazard is generally considered as various combinations of depth and velocity (Hydraulic Hazard) and the capacity to take evasive action. In the case of the proposed infrequent commercial use, the capacity to take evasive action for occupants of the site is very high due to the likely long warning time associated with a Namoi River (Narrabri Creek) flood event.

(b)  is not likely to significantly adversely affect flood behaviour resulting in detrimental increases in the potential flood affectation of other development or properties, and

Examination of the existing development pattern on nearly all upstream properties (9-19 Wee Waa Road) indicates that generally, flow will be impeded to some extent by through the upstream sites. In comparison, the proposed development is very minor and represents only a fraction of resistance to flow implicit in the upstream properties. It is therefore likely that there will be little to no additional impact on flow or flood levels outside the property.

(c)   incorporates appropriate measures to manage risk to life from flood, and

The proposed development is a commercial operation with an itinerant site presence. The Namoi River is a large river system with a long response time and accordingly, there are ample opportunities to evacuate the site prior to the arrival of the flood peak. There is a continually rising route away from peak flood waters. It is therefore assessed that the proposed development does not represent a significant risk to life.

(d)  is not likely to significantly adversely affect the environment or cause avoidable erosion, siltation, destruction of riparian vegetation or a reduction in the stability of river banks or watercourses, and

The proposed development is set back from the river bank, outside waterfront land and is of a low scale with low associated environmental impact.

(e)  is not likely to result in unsustainable social and economic costs to the community as a consequence of flooding

Having regard to the relatively small-scale development, the proposal represents an appropriate use that is generally compatible with the site’s flood behaviour and is therefore consistent with the principle outlined in the floodplain development manual that encourages appropriate use (as opposed to sterilisation) of flood prone land.

Subject to the recommended conditions of consent the flood hazard and impact on flood behaviour can be satisfactorily managed and the social and economic costs can be mitigated.

Land and Environment Court Planning Principles

Zones (Weight to be given to the zoning)

When a planning instrument provides that development for a particular purpose is permissible provided that development consent is first obtained, there is a presumption that some version of that development will be approved (albeit subject, perhaps, to stringent conditions) (Farrier & Stein, 2016).  

In BGP Properties Pty Ltd v Lake Macquarie City Council [2004] NSWLEC 399, the Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court stated (at [117]):

In the ordinary course, where by its zoning land has been identified as generally suitable for a particular purpose, weight must be given to that zoning in the resolution of a dispute as to the appropriate development of any site. Although the fact that a particular use may be permissible is a neutral factor (see Mobil Oil Australia Ltd v Baulkham Hills Shire Council (No 2) [1971] 28 LGRA 374 at 379), planning decisions must generally reflect an assumption that, in some form, development which is consistent with the zoning will be permitted (at [117]).

The development is permissible with consent in the RU1 zone and consistent with the objectives for development in the RU1 zone. Weight must be given to the RU1 zoning in the “resolution of a dispute as to the appropriate development” of the land.

Zones (Development at zone interface)

In Stockland Development Pty Ltd v Manly Council [2004] NSWLEC 472 Commissioner Bly stated (at [25]):

As a matter of principle, at a zone interface as exists here, any development proposal in one zone needs to recognise and take into account the form of existing development and/or development likely to occur in an adjoining different zone. In this case residents living in the 2(b) zone must accept that a higher density and larger scale residential development can happen in the adjoining 2(c) or 2(d) zones and whilst impacts must be within reason they can nevertheless occur. Such impacts may well be greater than might be the case if adjacent development were in and complied with the requirements of the same zone. Conversely any development of this site must take into account its relationship to the 2(b) zoned lands to the east, south-east, south and south-west and the likely future character of those lands must be taken into account. Also in considering the likely future character of development on the other side of the interface it may be that the development of sites such as this may not be able to achieve the full potential otherwise indicated by applicable development standards and the like (at [25]).

The Land is within the RU1 zone at the interface with the IN2 Light Industrial zone. The objectives of the IN2 zone are:

·    To provide a wide range of light industrial, warehouse and related land uses.

·    To encourage employment opportunities and to support the viability of centres.

·    To minimise any adverse effect of industry on other land uses.

·    To enable other land uses that provide facilities or services to meet the day to day needs of workers in the area.

·    To support and protect industrial land for industrial uses

The development is compatible with the form of existing development and development likely to occur in an adjoining IN2 zone.

Public Participation

No specific notification required by the DCP.

Referrals

Nil.

Development Contributions Applicable

Nil.

Conclusion

Development Application 85/2019 has been assessed in accordance with Section 4.15 of the EPA Act and should be determined by way of approval subject to conditions (Attachment 2) for the following reasons:

Reasons for the decision

1.        The development is permissible with consent in the RU1 zone and consistent with the objectives for development in the RU1 zone.

2.        Notwithstanding the general preference to exclude development from floodways, under the circumstances of the specific development it is considered a suitable use of the land and is not likely to result in an unacceptable precedent.

3.        The development complies with the relevant planning instruments.

4.        With the imposition of the recommended conditions the development will not have any unacceptable impacts on the surrounding area, environment and adjoining development.

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda                                     23 July 2019

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Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda                                     23 July 2019

10.3         Community Strategic Plan Amendment

Responsible Officer:     Stewart Todd, General Manager

Author:                              Daniel Boyce, Director Development and Economic Growth

Attachments:                  Nil

 

Delivery Program Alignment

 

3. Economy

Objective

3.2 We will become a logistics hub for the northern inland region

Strategy

3.2.1 Promote Narrabri Shire as a Regional Logistics Hub

 

 

Executive Summary

A Community Strategic Plan (“CSP”) represents the highest level of strategic planning undertaken by a council. All other plans developed by a council as part of the Integrated Planning and Reporting framework must reflect and support the implementation of the CSP.

The Community Strategic Plan should identify the main priorities and aspirations of the community, providing a clear set of strategies to achieve this vision of the future.

Council adopted the Narrabri Industrial and Logistics Hub Strategic Business Case at the April 2019 Ordinary Meeting of Council.

Through the strategic business case development process it emerged that value-adding and manufacturing industries can establish themselves within the Narrabri Industrial and Logistics Hub.

Council should now consider relevant amendments to its CSP.

 

Recommendation

1.    That Council adopt the following amended strategies as part of the Community Strategic Plan 2017-2021:

Strategic Direction 3: Progressive and Diverse Economy

To achieve our community outcomes, we will work together to achieve the following strategic objectives:

Objective 3.2

        We will become a manufacturing and logistics hub for the northern inland region.

Strategies:

3.2.1     Promote Narrabri Shire as a national and state significant Manufacturing and Logistics Hub.

3.2.2     Develop at least one flood free manufacturing and intermodal logistics site that has access to quality infrastructure and the proposed inland rail network.

3.2.3     Explore opportunities for increasing efficiency of freight movements.

 

Background

A Community Strategic Plan (“CSP”) represents the highest level of strategic planning undertaken by a council. All other plans developed by a council as part of the Integrated Planning and Reporting framework must reflect and support the implementation of the CSP.

The Community Strategic Plan should identify the main priorities and aspirations of the community, providing a clear set of strategies to achieve this vision of the future.

As part of the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework and in accordance with section 402 to 406 of the Local Government Act 1993, Council prepared a Community Strategic Plan, which was subsequently adopted at the June 2017 Ordinary Council Meeting.

Current Situation

Council has now completed a Feasibility Study, Strategic Business Case and Prospectus for the Narrabri Industrial and Logistics Hub. With the Strategic Business Case having been adopted at the April 2019 Ordinary Meeting of Council.

It is now prudent for Council to review the relevant strategies currently in Council’s CSP and ensure alignment and continuity exists.

The relevant strategies for the work recently undertaken by Council are:

Strategic Direction 3: Progressive and Diverse Economy

To achieve our community outcomes, we will work together to achieve the following strategic objectives:

Objective 3.2

We will become a logistics hub for the northern inland region.

Strategies

3.2.1       Promote Narrabri Shire as a Regional Logistics Hub.

3.2.2       Develop at least one flood free intermodal site that has access to quality infrastructure and the proposed inland rail network.

3.2.3       Explore opportunities for increasing efficiency of freight movements.

Through the strategic business case development process it emerged that value-adding and manufacturing industries can establish themselves within the Narrabri Industrial and Logistics Hub. The necessary elements are available for the Hub including ample land and relevant utilities. With other utilities currently proposed potentially adding further competitive advantages for industry to establish in Narrabri Shire.

With all this in mind, Council should consider the following amendments to the CSP:

Strategic Direction 3: Progressive and Diverse Economy

To achieve our community outcomes, we will work together to achieve the following strategic objectives:

Objective 3.2

We will become a manufacturing and logistics hub for the northern inland region.

Strategies

3.2.1       Promote Narrabri Shire as a national and state significant Manufacturing and Logistics Hub.

3.2.2       Develop at least one flood free manufacturing and intermodal logistics site that has access to quality infrastructure and the proposed inland rail network.

3.2.3       Explore opportunities for increasing efficiency of freight movements.

Financial Implications

Nil.

Statutory and Policy Implications

This report recommends amending the Council’s CSP to include references to manufacturing and bringing the deserving national and state recognition to the Narrabri Industrial and Logistics Hub.

Consultation

External Consultation

Nil.

Internal Consultation

·    Economic Development Manager.

 


Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda                                     23 July 2019

10.4         Development Application 98/2019 - Proposed Carport at 20 Gibbons Street, Narrabri

Responsible Officer:     Daniel Boyce, Director Development and Economic Growth

Author:                              Daniel Boyce, Director Development and Economic Growth

APPLICATION DETAILS

Applicant:                         Samatha Egan

Owner:                              Robert and Christine Cantrill

Proposal:                          Construction of an attached carport

Location:                           Lot 1 DP 199763, 20 Gibbons Street, Narrabri

Attachments:                  1.        Development Assessment Report

2.        Draft Conditions of Consent

3.        DA98.2019 Development Plans  

 

Recommendation

1.    That Council determine the Development Application 98/2019 for an attached carport on Lot 1 DP199763, 20 Gibbons Street, Narrabri by granting consent to the application subject to conditions in Attachment 2.

 

EXECUTIVE Summary

Proposal

The proposed development is for the construction of an attached carport on Lot 1 DP199763, 20 Gibbons Street, Narrabri (“the Carport”).

Reason for consideration by Council

The Carport does not comply with the minimum six (6) metre setback from the front boundary required by the Development Control Plan (“the DCP”) and proposes a front setback of 0.64 metres.

Permissibility

The land is zoned R1 General Residential pursuant to Narrabri Local Environmental Plan 2012 (“the LEP”). The Carport is ancillary residential development and is permitted with consent by the LEP.

Consultation

Adjoining and adjacent land owners were notified of the Carport for a period of fourteen (14) days between 23 May 2019 and 7 June 2019. No submissions were received.

Main issues

The non-compliant front setback and its resultant impact on the streetscape are the main issues arising from the assessment.

Conclusion

The Carport has been assessed with regard to the relevant prescribed matters for consideration outlined in Section 4.15 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (“EPA Act”) (Attachment 1).

The Carport is permissible with consent in the R1 zone and consistent with the objectives for development in the R1 zone. Weight must be given to the R1 zoning in the “resolution of a dispute as to the appropriate development” of the land.

The Carport is a suitable use of the land.

The Carport complies with the relevant planning instruments.

The Carport complies with the local planning controls in all respects apart from the front setback. Under the circumstance of the specific development this departure is considered acceptable and is not likely to result in an unacceptable precedent.

With the imposition of the recommended conditions the development will not have any unacceptable impacts on the surrounding area, environment and adjoining development.

It is recommended that Development Application 98/2019 be approved subject to the conditions provided in Attachment 2.

Background

Existing Sites Features and Surrounding Development

Lot 1 in DP 199763 (“the Land”) is a 2,600 m2 residential allotment containing an existing residential dwelling and existing ancillary residential structures. The Land is surrounded by residential allotments which also contain residential buildings.

Description of Proposal

A Development Application (“DA”) has been lodged with Council for the construction of an attached residential carport on Lot 1 in DP 199763, 20 Gibbons Street, Narrabri.

The Carport will be attached to the existing residential dwelling located on the land and will be constructed forward of the building line.

Social Impacts

Council must take into consideration in so far as is relevant to the proposed development the likely impacts of that development, including (amongst other things) the social impacts in the locality (Farrier & Stein, 2016).  

No significant adverse social impacts have been identified in the assessment.

Public Interest

Council must take into consideration in so far as is relevant “the public interest”. When determining the public interest, a Council is not confined to statutory planning instruments. (Farrier & Stein, 2016).

The public interest is best served through the promotion of orderly and economic use and development of land and good design and amenity of the built environment.

The Carport makes use of the front setback area of the Land for off street parking and whilst the setback does not comply with the DCP it is located in the only practical position given the constraints of the Land and positioning of existing dwelling and ancillary structures.

The pitched roof design of the Carport will match the character and angles of the roof line of the existing residential dwelling located on the property and the roof lines of neighbouring dwellings thus maintaining the existing character and the streetscape.

The development is considered to be in the public interest.

Statutory Assessment

The land is zoned R1 General Residential pursuant to the LEP. The Carport is ancillary residential development and is permitted with consent by the LEP and considered consistent with the zone objectives.

Section 4.15 Assessment

The Carport has been assessed with regard to the relevant prescribed matters for consideration outlined in Section 4.15 of the EPA Act (Attachment 1) with the main issue being the front setback.

Front setback

The Carport does not comply with the minimum 6 metre setback from the front boundary required by the DCP and proposes a front setback of 0.64 metres.

Although proposed to be constructed well forward of the existing building line in the locality, and well within the required 6 metre front setback, the Carport is unlikely to have a significant detrimental impact on the streetscape or adjoining development. The Carport is designed with a pitched roof, which will match the character and angles of the roof line of the existing residential dwelling located on the property and the roof lines of neighbouring dwellings.

The Carport complies in all other respects with local planning controls.

Land and Environment Court Planning Principles

Zones

When a planning instrument provides that development for a particular purpose is permissible provided that development consent is first obtained, there is a presumption that some version of that development will be approved (albeit subject, perhaps, to stringent conditions) (Farrier & Stein, 2016).  

In BGP Properties Pty Ltd v Lake Macquarie City Council [2004] NSWLEC 399, the Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court stated (at [117]):

In the ordinary course, where by its zoning land has been identified as generally suitable for a particular purpose, weight must be given to that zoning in the resolution of a dispute as to the appropriate development of any site. Although the fact that a particular use may be permissible is a neutral factor (see Mobil Oil Australia Ltd v Baulkham Hills Shire Council (No 2) [1971] 28 LGRA 374 at 379), planning decisions must generally reflect an assumption that, in some form, development which is consistent with the zoning will be permitted (at [117]).

The Carport is permissible with consent in the R1 zone and consistent with the objectives for development in the R1 zone. Weight must be given to the R1 zoning in the “resolution of a dispute as to the appropriate development” of the land.

General impact

In Davies v Penrith City Council [2013] NSWLEC 1141, Senior Commissioner Moore of the Land and Environment Court stated (at [121]):

I have, therefore, undertaken the internal consultation process for consideration of the establishment of a new planning principle or the revision of an existing planning principle. As a result of that consultation, it is appropriate to refine the published planning principle to delete the words "necessary and/or" so that the revised planning principle will, in future, read:

Revised planning principle: criteria for assessing impact on neighbouring properties

The following questions are relevant to the assessment of impacts on neighbouring properties:

·    How does the impact change the amenity of the affected property? How much sunlight, view or privacy is lost as well as how much is retained? 

·    How reasonable is the proposal causing the impact? 

·    How vulnerable to the impact is the property receiving the impact? Would it require the loss of reasonable development potential to avoid the impact? 

·    Does the impact arise out of poor design? Could the same amount of floor space and amenity be achieved for the proponent while reducing the impact on neighbours? 

·    Does the proposal comply with the planning controls? If not, how much of the impact is due to the non-complying elements of the proposal? (at [121]).

Table 1        Assessment against the “General impact” Planning Principle

Planning principle

Staff Comment

How does the impact change the amenity of the affected property? How much sunlight, view or privacy is lost as well as how much is retained? 

Due to the scale and use of the Carport it does not impact adjoining properties by way of sunlight, view or privacy.

How reasonable is the proposal causing the impact? 

The Carport is of a size and scale that is reasonable given the character and zoning.

How vulnerable to the impact is the property receiving the impact? Would it require the loss of reasonable development potential to avoid the impact? 

The adjoining development is not vulnerable to impact from development of the scale of the Carport.

Does the impact arise out of poor design? Could the same amount of floor space and amenity be achieved for the proponent while reducing the impact on neighbours? 

The Carport makes use of the front setback area of the Land for off street parking and whilst the setback does not comply with the DCP it is located in the only practical position given the constraints of the Land and positioning of existing dwelling and ancillary structures.

Does the proposal comply with the planning controls? If not, how much of the impact is due to the non-complying elements of the proposal?

The Carport does not comply with the minimum 6 metre setback from the front boundary required by the DCP and proposes a front setback of 0.64 metres. Any impact is entirely the result of the non-compliance with the planning controls, however, given the scale of the Carport the resultant impact on streetscape and adjoining development are acceptable.

DCPs and Council policies

In Stockland Development Pty Ltd v Manly Council [2004] NSWLEC 472. Chief Justice McClellan stated (at [87]):

Consideration was also given to the approach to be adopted to a development control plan by the Court of Appeal in North Sydney Council v Ligon 302 Pty Ltd (1995) 87 LGERA 435 and in the later decision North Sydney Council v Ligon 302 Pty Ltd (No 2) (1996) 93 LGERA 23. These decisions, and others, provide the principles relevant to consideration of development control plans. In summary they are:

·    A development control plan is a detailed planning document which reflects a council’s expectation for parts of its area, which may be a large area or confined to an individual site. The provisions of a development control plan must be consistent with the provisions of any relevant local environmental plan. However, a development control plan may operate to confine the intensity of development otherwise permitted by a local environmental plan.

·    A development control plan adopted after consultation with interested persons, including the affected community, will be given significantly more weight than one adopted with little or no community consultation.

·    A development control plan which has been consistently applied by a council will be given significantly greater weight than one which has only been selectively applied.

·    A development control plan which can be demonstrated, either inherently or perhaps by the passing of time, to bring about an inappropriate planning solution, especially an outcome which conflicts with other policy outcomes adopted at a State, regional or local level, will be given less weight than a development control plan which provides a sensible planning outcome consistent with other policies.

·    Consistency of decision-making must be a fundamental objective of those who make administrative decisions. That objective is assisted by the adoption of development control plans and the making of decisions in individual cases which are consistent with them. If this is done, those with an interest in the site under consideration or who may be affected by any development of it have an opportunity to make decisions in relation to their own property which is informed by an appreciation of the likely future development of nearby property.

Table 2        Assessment against the “DCPs and Council policies” Planning Principle

Planning principle

Staff Comment

The provisions of a development control plan must be consistent with the provisions of any relevant local environmental plan. However, a development control plan may operate to confine the intensity of development otherwise permitted by a local environmental plan.

The building line provisions of the DCP are not inconsistent with the LEP.

A development control plan adopted after consultation with interested persons, including the affected community, will be given significantly more weight than one adopted with little or no community consultation.

The DCP was adopted in 1996 following public consultation but has not been amended or exhibited since this time. As such, less weight would be given to such a DCP because it has not been subject to recent public consultation.

A development control plan which has been consistently applied by a council will be given significantly greater weight than one which has only been selectively applied.

 

The building line provisions of the DCP have not been consistently applied by Council.

Council has varied the 6 metre front setback control where there are existing buildings in the vicinity that have already been constructed at less than 6 metres to the front boundary.

There are structure on neighbouring properties and others in the vicinity of the Carport that have already been constructed at less than 6 metres to the front boundary.

There is an existing carport in close proximity to the Land that has been constructed at a front setback of 1 metre (Figure 1).

In applying this Planning Principle the building line control would be given less weight as it has been “selectively applied”.

A development control plan which can be demonstrated, either inherently or perhaps by the passing of time, to bring about an inappropriate planning solution, especially an outcome which conflicts with other policy outcomes adopted at a State, regional or local level, will be given less weight than a development control plan which provides a sensible planning outcome consistent with other policies.

Front setbacks permitted under the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 for dwellings are the “average setback from the primary road of the 2 nearest dwelling houses”. This reflects a more contemporary development standard.

The average setback from of the 2 nearest dwelling houses / carports is 4 metres and there is an existing carport in the vicinity that is setback at 1 metre (Figure 1).

Consistency of decision-making must be a fundamental objective of those who make administrative decisions. That objective is assisted by the adoption of development control plans and the making of decisions in individual cases which are consistent with them. If this is done, those with an interest in the site under consideration or who may be affected by any development of it have an opportunity to make decisions in relation to their own property which is informed by an appreciation of the likely future development of nearby property.

The building line provisions of the DCP have not been consistently applied by Council.

 

 

Having regard for the consistency with which the DCP has been applied and the setback of existing development within the area the Carport is consistent with the above planning principle.

 

Figure 1 Existing setbacks

Public Participation

Pursuant to Section 4.13 of the EPA Act, the DA was notified as required by the provisions of Council’s Notification Policy Development Control Plan.

The DA was notified to all adjoining and adjacent land owners for a period of fourteen (14) days between 23 May 2019 and 7 June 2019.

During the notification period no submissions were received by Council.

Referrals

Nil.

Development Contributions Applicable

Nil.

Conclusion

Development Application 98/2019 has been assessed in accordance with Section 4.15 of the EPA Act and should be determined by way of approval subject to conditions (Attachment 2) for the following reasons:

Reasons for the decision

1.    The development is permissible with consent in the R1 zone and consistent with the objectives for development in the R1 zone.

2.    The development is a suitable use of the land.

3.    The development complies with the relevant planning instruments.

4.    With the imposition of the recommended conditions the development will not have any unacceptable impacts on the surrounding area, environment and adjoining development.

5.    The development complies with the local planning controls in all respects apart from the front setback. Under the circumstance of the specific development this departure is considered acceptable and is not likely to result in an unacceptable precedent.

 

 


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Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda                                     23 July 2019

11          Our Civic Leadership

THEME 4: OUR CIVIC LEADERSHIP

STRATEGIC DIRECTION 4: COLLABORATIVE AND PROACTIVE LEADERSHIP

By 2027, we will proactively together to achieve our shared vision with strong strategic direction.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Through extensive community engagement, the Narrabri Shire community identified several civic leadership priority areas to be actioned over the 2017 - 2018 financial year.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Current services provided within the Narrabri Shire community include:

§  Integrated strategic planning and reporting

§  Community engagement and consultation

§  Representation and governance

§  Human resource management

§  Customer services

§  Information services

§  Financial services

§  Risk management

§  Compliance and regulation

COMMUNITY OUTCOMES

In partnership with the community, government and non-government agencies, the Operational Plan will work towards achieving the following civic leadership strategic outcomes:

§  Improved community engagement and decision-making processes

§  Well established community, industry, government and non-government partnerships

§  Well maintained core infrastructure and service provision that delivers public value

§  Transparent and accountable planning and reporting

§  Financial efficiency and sustainability

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda                                     23 July 2019

11.1         Request for Leave of Absence - Councillor Campey

Responsible Officer:     Stewart Todd, General Manager

Author:                              Delece Hartnett, Personal Assistant to GM & Mayor

Attachments:                  Nil

 

Delivery Program Alignment

 

4. Leadership

Objective

4.4 Our strategic goals will be achieved through transparent and accountable planning and reporting

Strategy

4.4.2 Ensure effective and sound local governance practice

 

 

Executive Summary

Council has received a request for leave of absence from Councillor Campey for the period 20 August 2019 to 30 September 2019 inclusive.  During this period, two (2) Ordinary Meeting(s) of Council are scheduled.

 

Recommendation

That Council grant leave of absence for Councillor Campey for the period 20 August 2019 to 30 September 2019 inclusive, the period includes two (2) Ordinary Meetings of Council.

 

Background

A Leave of Absence is formal permission granted by way of Council resolution to a councillor excusing that councillor’s attendance at a particular meeting or official duties.

Leave of Absence is sought by way of application to the Council. A Leave of Absence is recognised in both the Local Government Act 1993 (“the Act”) and in the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (“Regulation”).

Whilst the practice of tendering an apology is recognised as a component of good meeting practice, it has no recognition in either the Act or the Regulation.

The acceptance of an apology is a positive acknowledgement of the courtesy of the person who tendered it. It does not amount to the granting of a Leave of Absence.

The tendering of an apology is an accepted convention by which those present at a meeting are notified that the person tendering the apology will not be attending the meeting. It is a form of courtesy to those attending the meeting. The purpose of an Apology is to aid the efficient conduct of meetings by informing the chairperson as to who will not be attending. This avoids delaying the opening of a meeting pending the arrival of such persons.

Current Situation

Council has received a request for leave of absence from Councillor Campey. The Councillor’s request conforms with clause 235A of Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.

Councillor Campey has requested leave of absence for the period 9 August 2018 to 17 September 2018 inclusive. The reason for the Councillor’s request is that he will be travelling overseas during the specified dates of leave, and will unfortunately be unable to attend to official Council duties.

During the requested leave of absence period there is two (2) Ordinary Meeting(s) of Council scheduled.

Financial Implications

Nil.

Statutory and Policy Implications

The Councillor’s request conforms with clause 235A of Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.

Consultation

External Consultation

Nil.

Internal Consultation

·    Mayor Redding has been advised of the request for leave.

 


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11.2         Delegates Report - New England Joint Organisation Meeting - June 2019

Responsible Officer:     Catherine Redding, Mayor

Author:                              Delece Hartnett, Personal Assistant to GM & Mayor

Attachments:                  1.        Minutes - New England Joint Organisation Meeting - 27 May 2019  

 

Delivery Program Alignment

 

4. Leadership

Objective

4.4 Our strategic goals will be achieved through transparent and accountable planning and reporting

Strategy

4.4.2 Ensure effective and sound local governance practice

 

 

 

Recommendation

That Council note Mayor Redding’s Delegates Report on the New England Joint Organisation (NEJO) Meeting held on Monday 27 May 2019.

 

Delegates REPORT

The New England Joint Organisation (NEJO) held a Meeting in Uralla on Monday 27 May 2019.

The Minutes from the meeting are attached.

 


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11.3         Delegates Report - Narrabri Gas Project Community Consultative Committee - 14 May 2019

Responsible Officer:     Ron Campbell, Councillor

Author:                              Delece Hartnett, Personal Assistant to GM & Mayor

Attachments:                  1.        Minutes - Narrabri Gas Project Community Consultative Committee Meeting - 14 May 2019  

 

Delivery Program Alignment

 

4. Leadership

Objective

4.4 Our strategic goals will be achieved through transparent and accountable planning and reporting

Strategy

4.4.2 Ensure effective and sound local governance practice

 

 

 

Recommendation

1.    That Council note Cr Campbell’s Delegates Report from the Narrabri Gas Project Community Consultative Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 14 May 2019.

 

Delegates REPORT

The Narrabri Gas Project Community Consultative Committee held a Meeting on Tuesday 14 May 2019.

The Minutes from the meeting are attached.


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11.4         Delegates Report - Narromine to Narrabri (N2N) Inland Rail Community Consultative Committee - 22 May 2019

Responsible Officer:     Ron Campbell, Councillor

Author:                              Delece Hartnett, Personal Assistant to GM & Mayor

Attachments:                  1.        N2N Inland Rail Community Consultative Committee Meeting Minutes - 22 May 2019  

 

Delivery Program Alignment

 

4. Leadership

Objective

4.4 Our strategic goals will be achieved through transparent and accountable planning and reporting

Strategy

4.4.2 Ensure effective and sound local governance practice

 

Recommendation

That Council note Cr Campbell’s Delegate Report from the Narromine to Narrabri (N2N) Inland Rail Community Consultative Committee held on 22 May 2019.

 

Delegates REPORT

The Narromine to Narrabri (N2N) Inland Rail Community Consultative Committee held a meeting on Wednesday 22 May 2019.

The Minutes from the meeting are attached.


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11.5         Investment Report - June 2019

Responsible Officer:     Lindsay Mason, Director Corporate Services

Author:                              Luke Meppem, Senior Finance Officer

Attachments:                  Nil

 

Delivery Program Alignment

4. Leadership

Objective

4.4 Our strategic goals will be achieved through transparent and accountable planning and reporting

Strategy

4.4.3 Report in a clear, concise manner that is easily understood

Executive Summary

Council is required to consider a report on its investments in accordance with clause 212 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.

During the month:

·    Three (3) investments matured, totalling $6 million.

·    Five (5) new investments were placed, totalling $9 million.

Council’s Responsible Accounting Officer has certified that Council’s investments are in accordance with requirements.

 

Recommendation

1.    That Council note the Investment Report for June 2019.

 

Background

Council is required to consider a report on its investments in accordance with clause 212 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.

Current Situation

The following is a summary of investment movements for June 2019:

Investments maturing during the month:

·    05/06/2019          Beyond Bank                             $2,000,000 183 days @ 2.80%

·    05/06/2019          BOQ                                              $2,000,000 182 days @ 2.78%

·    21/06/2019          Rural Bank                                  $2,000,000 364 days @ 2.91%

 

New investments secured during the month:

 

·    05/06/2019          Beyond Bank                             $2,000,000 245 days @ 2.40%

·    05/06/2019          ME Bank                                     $2,000,000 63 days @ 2.03%

·    19/06/2019          Auswide Bank                           $1,000,000 91 days @ 2.18%

·    19/06/2019          Auswide Bank                           $3,000,000            210 days @ 2.23%     

·    24/06/2019          Judo Bank                                   $1,000,000 93 days @ 2.40%

 

 

 

 

 

Investment Rate Summary for June 2019

Average Interest Rate on Investments:                                                                                                                                  2.61%                                                                                                                                             

Weighted Average Interest Rate on Investments                                                                                                                                  2.63%

Council’s Benchmarks

Bank Bill Swap Rate (BBSW) 90 day index (01/07/2019)[1]                                                                                                                                  1.21%

Average 11am Cash Rate                                                                                                                                  1.25%

Financial Implications

The interest income for the month:

General Fund                                 $41,748

Externally Restricted Funds       $25,000

Water Fund                                    $26,134

Sewer Fund                                    $17,173

Total Interest Income              $110,055

Statutory and Policy Implications

Clause 212 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 requires Council’s Responsible Accounting Officer to provide a monthly report setting out the details of all money that the Council has invested under section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993.

It is certified that Council’s investments have been made in accordance with:

·    Local Government Act 1993.

·    Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.

·    Ministerial Investment Order dated 12 January 2011.

·    Council’s Investment Policy dated 15 August 2017.

Consultation

External Consultation

Nil.

Internal Consultation

·    Responsible Accounting Officer.

 


Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda                                     23 July 2019

11.6         Acceptance of Tenders under Delegation – June 2019

Responsible Officer:     Darren Raeck, Director Infrastructure Delivery

Author:                              Carlie Lawty, Contracts and Systems Officer

Attachments:                  Nil

 

Delivery Program Alignment

 

4. Leadership

Objective

4.4 Our strategic goals will be achieved through transparent and accountable planning and reporting

Strategy

4.4.2 Ensure effective and sound local governance practice

 

 

Executive Summary

Council has conditionally delegated to the General Manager the ability to determine tenders.

One of the conditions was that a cyclic quarterly report be provided to Council outlining the tenders that have been determined under the delegation.

For this reporting period two (2) tenders have been determined under delegation.

 

Recommendation

1.    That Council note the determination of tenders under delegation for the period to June 2019.

 

Background

Local Government Amendment (Governance and Planning) Act 2016

Section 377 of the Local Government Act 1993 (“the LG Act”) provides for a council to delegate functions to the general manager. Prior to the Local Government Amendment (Governance and Planning) Act 2016; acceptance of tenders was a function that a council could not delegate.

The LG Act now enables a council to delegate the determination of tenders as long as the tender does not provide services currently provided by members of staff of a council.

Current Situation

Council has delegated to the General Manager the ability to determine tenders, under the following conditions:

1.    That the tender not be in excess of a total of $1,500,000 (ex GST); and

2.    That a cyclic report be submitted to Council on a three (3) monthly basis with information relating to tenders determined under the delegation.

The table below outlines the tenders determined under delegation for the reporting period:

Tender/Contract Description

Successful Tenderer

No. of Tenders

(Local Tenders)

Tender

Price

(ex GST)

1.

Contract 2018-19/19 – Kerb & Gutter Replacements

Enwon (Australia) Pty Ltd, Penrith.

3 (1)

$959,762.52

2.

LGP NPN 1.15 – Supply & Delivery of Two Single Cab Tipping Trucks with Crane

Wideland Trucks & Machinery, Tamworth.

6 (0)

$315,294.02

Financial Implications

Nil.

Statutory and Policy Implications

Council previously conditionally delegated to the General Manager the ability to determine tenders. The conditions placed on the delegation were:

1.    The authority to determine tenders involving a total of receipts or expenditures not in excess of a total of $1,500,000 (ex GST) and in accordance with the Local Government Act, as amended; and

2.    That a cyclic report be submitted to Council on a three (3) monthly basis with information relating to these tenders.

This report fulfils the second condition of the delegation.

Consultation

External Consultation

Nil.

Internal Consultation

·    Tender Panel.


Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda                                     23 July 2019

11.7         Changes to requirement for Tendering under Section 55 Local Government Act 1993

Responsible Officer:     Lindsay Mason, Director Corporate Services

Author:                              Lindsay Mason, Director Corporate Services

Attachments:                  1.        Office Local Government - Amendments to Local Government Act 1993  

 

Delivery Program Alignment

 

4. Leadership

Objective

4.4 Our strategic goals will be achieved through transparent and accountable planning and reporting

Strategy

4.4.2 Ensure effective and sound local governance practice

 

 

Executive Summary

The Local Government Act 1993 (“LG Act”) was amended on 25 June 2019, adjusting tendering limit for contracts and services. The current policy includes the previous legislative limit of $150,000.

 

Recommendation

1.    That Council approve the necessary changes to its Procurement Policy and Framework in ensure alignment with the amendment to Section 55 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

Current Situation

Section 55 of the Local Government Act 1993 was amended changing the minimum dollar amount triggering tender requirements for provision of goods or services. This limit has increased from $150,000 to $250,000 under the Act. Thresholds involving services provided by council employees remains at $150,000.

Financial Implications

There will be internal savings with fewer tenders being required. These savings will be in staff time, and advertising costs. Currently a minimum of four staff are required to internally assess all tenders for probity and governance issues. Other staff, who prepare and carry out preliminary assessments of the tenders are also required to attend these meetings.

Statutory and Policy Implications

Narrabri Shire Council Procurement Policy to be amended to meet legislative requirements. As this is a legislative change, the policy does not require public exhibition or submissions. Council staff will need to amend internal purchasing protocols and procedures to reflect this change to the LG Act.

Consultation

External Consultation

·    Office Local Government.

Internal Consultation

·    Financial Services Manager.

 


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11.8         Gibbons Street, Narrabri - Parking Issues

Responsible Officer:     Darren Raeck, Director Infrastructure Delivery

Author:                              Anthony Smetanin, Design Services Manager

Attachments:                  1.        Local Traffic Facilities Committee Report - 25 June 2019  

 

Delivery Program Alignment

 

4. Leadership

Objective

4.4 Our strategic goals will be achieved through transparent and accountable planning and reporting

Strategy

4.4.3 Report in a clear, concise manner that is easily understood

 

 

Executive Summary

On 20 May 2019, Narrabri Shire Council received a letter from the resident at No.4 Gibbons Street, Narrabri, requesting Council to install line marking and sign posting for their private driveway to deter motorists from blocking or partially blocking their vehicle access. The purpose of this report is to present to Council the unanimous recommendation from the Local Traffic Facilities Committee and the results of an investigation into the reported parking issues along Gibbons Street, Narrabri.

 

Recommendation

1.    That Council note the results of the investigation into parking issues along Gibbons Street and; recommend the request for line marking and sign posting be refused, and take no further action.

2.    That Council note the unanimous recommendation from the Local Traffic Facilities Committee: “That the Local Traffic Facilities Committee note the results of the investigation into parking issues along Gibbons Street, and recommend to Council that the request for line marking and sign posting be refused, and take no further action.”

 

Background

On 20 May 2019, Narrabri Shire Council received a letter from the resident at No.4 Gibbons Street, Narrabri, who has requested line marking and sign posting for “ongoing” parking related issues.

On 30 May 2019, Councils Director of Infrastructure Delivery informed the resident that Council was in the process of analysing the situation and preparing a report for the Local Traffic Facilities Committee to consider.

Current Situation

At the Local Traffic Facilities Committee held Tuesday 25 June 2019, a report was tabled and the Local Traffic Facilities Committee unanimously agreed;

“That the Local Traffic Facilities Committee note the results of the investigation into parking issues along Gibbons Street, and recommend to Council that the request for line marking and sign posting be refused, and take no further action.”

A copy of this report to the Local Traffic Facilities Committee has been included as an attachment to this report. A copy of the letter from the resident can be made available upon request.

Financial Implications

Nil.

Statutory and Policy Implications

Gibbons Street is a public road owned and maintained by Narrabri Shire Council. Council has a “duty of care” obligation to ensure the safety pf pedestrians and motorists.

In accordance with the Roads & Maritime Services “Delegation to Councils for the Regulation of Traffic” document, Council is required to seek the advice of the NSW Police and Roads & Maritime Services via the Local Traffic Facilities Committee prior to exercising their delegated function.

Consultation

External Consultation

·    Local Traffic Facilities Committee (Roads & Maritime Services, and NSW Police).

Internal Consultation

Nil.

 


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11.9         Council's Surplus Land Disposal Program

Responsible Officer:     Lindsay Mason, Director Corporate Services

Author:                              Tan Vo, Manager Property Services

Attachments:                  1.        Locality Plans  

 

Delivery Program Alignment

 

4. Leadership

Objective

4.2 Decision making will ensure Council remains financially sustainable

Strategy

4.2.1 Maintain and improve Council's financial sustainability with a focus on core business

Executive Summary

As part of a process to assist Council in working towards its “Fit for Future”, eighteen (18) parcels of land have been identified as surplus to Council’s service delivery requirements and should be included in Council’s surplus land disposal program.  This report provides details of the surplus parcels of land and highlights the advantages and disadvantages associated with each selling method for Council’s consideration.

 

Recommendation

1.    That Council approve the disposal of:

a.    52-64 Belar Street, Bellata by public tender in the first instance, and then by public auction should the sale by tender be unsuccessful.

b.   35-37 Dalton Street, Boggabri by public auction.

c.    103 Caloola Road, Boggabri by public auction.

d.   39 Williams Drive, Narrabri West by public auction

e.    11-13 Dangar Street, Pilliga by public auction

f.    31-33 Vivian Street, Pilliga by public auction.

g.    77 Vera Leap Road, Wee Waa by public auction.

2.    That the General Manager, following receipt of input/advice from a qualified property valuer, be authorised to approve the selling prices and/or set the reserve prices for the selling of the properties listed in Item 1 above.

3.    That the Council’s Common Seal be affixed to all relevant documents to effect the sale of the properties listed in Item 1 above.

4.    That Council properties at 108 and 110 Chelmsford Street, Boggabri be included in the next review of Council’s Local Environmental Plan for rezoning to enable appropriate land uses prior to being included in Council’s Property Disposal Program. These properties will not be sold as part of this round of property disposal.

 

Background

As part of a process of assisting Council in working towards its “fit for the future”, staff investigated more than fifty five (55) unused parcels of land throughout the Shire and undertook due diligence exercise to ascertain whether these parcels of land would add value to Council’s core service delivery or should they be disposed of to generate income and mitigate ongoing risks associated with the ownership of these unused vacant parcels of land.

Through this process, the residential property at 136 Rose Street, Wee Waa was sold in March 2018 for $191,000.  Eighteen (18) other parcels of land were identified and considered potentially suitable for disposal.  Details of these parcels of land are summarised below:

Address

Town

Lot

Section

Plan

Zone

Area (m2)

Reference

52 BELAR ST

BELLATA

7

14

DP758081

RU5

1,035

Plan 1

54 BELAR ST

BELLATA

6

14

DP758081

RU5

1,041

Plan 1

56 BELAR ST

BELLATA

5

14

DP758081

RU5

970

Plan 1

58 BELAR ST

BELLATA

4

14

DP758081

RU5

1,057

Plan 1

60 BELAR ST

BELLATA

3

14

DP758081

RU5

975

Plan 1

62 BELAR ST

BELLATA

2

14

DP758081

RU5

1,017

Plan 1

64 BELAR ST

BELLATA

1

14

DP758081

RU5

1,064

Plan 1

37 DALTON ST

BOGGABRI

B

 

DP389913

R1

1,208

Plan 2

35 DALTON ST

BOGGABRI

A

 

DP389913

R1

2,429

Plan 2

108 CHELMSFORD ST

BOGGABRI

15

27

DP758128

SP2

1,874

Plan 2

110 CHELMSFORD ST

BOGGABRI

16

27

DP758128

SP2

1,950

Plan 2

103 CALOOLA RD

BOGGABRI

A

 

DP361385

R1

12,593

Plan 2

39 WILLIAMS DR

NARRABRI

3

 

DP1154624

IN1

12,829

Plan 3

13 DANGAR ST

PILLIGA

2

8

DP758844

RU1

2,028

Plan 4

11 DANGAR ST

PILLIGA

1

8

DP758844

RU1

2,037

Plan 4

31 VIVIAN ST

PILLIGA

18

7

DP1060

RU5

1,022

Plan 4

33 VIVIAN ST

PILLIGA

17

7

DP1060

RU5

1,024

Plan 4

77 VERA LEAP RD

WEE WAA

44

 

DP587410

IN1

5,187

Plan 5

Attachment 1 includes locality plans for the land listed in the table above.

Current Situation

52-64 Belar Street, Bellata

These parcels of land were formerly used as the Bellata Caravan Park, the operation of which has been ceased many years ago.  These parcels of land are zoned RU5 Village under Council’s LEP 2012.  A wide range of land uses are permissible under this zoning.  The site is serviced with water and electricity.  There is a dilapidated toilet building with septic tanks on the land.  The demolition of the building does not warrant a reciprocal return from the sale price but takes away an opportunity for re-adaptive use of the structure.  These parcels of land have recently been reclassified as Operational Land through the amendments to Council’s LEP 2012 published in the NSW Government Gazette date 7 June 2019.  The site is not required for Council’s future service delivery and should be sold in one line.

35 and 37 Dalton Street, Boggabri

These vacant levelled parcels of land are zoned R1 General Residential and can be connected to existing water, drainage, sewerage and electricity services currently available in this precinct.  These parcels of land are owned by Council in fee simple, classified as Operational Land, not required for Council’s future service delivery, and can be sold separately or in one line.

108-110 Chelmsford Street, Boggabri

These vacant levelled parcels of land are zoned SP2 Special Use (Infrastructure), that makes the land not very appealing and marketable unless being rezoned.  Adjoining the western boundary is a power station erected on land owned by Essential Energy.  Adjoining the southern boundary are a series of land owned by the Local Aboriginal Land Council.  A spot rezoning is costly, time consu