The next Ordinary meeting of council is to be held in the council chambers, Moruya on Tuesday 25 July 2017 commencing at 10.00am If you can't attend you can watch the meeting live streamed via the Council website.
On the AGENDA: Council's Appreciation for Volunteer Work - Maureen and Jim BakerJim and Maureen founded the Tuross Lakes Preservation Group in the early nineties and were one of the first Landcare groups operating in the Eurobodalla. For nearly 30 years they have campaigned strongly to protect community and environmental interests, dedicating thousands of hours towards advocacy and to on-ground environmental works. Future Redevelopment of Princes Highway and Kings Highway At the February 14 2017, Notice of Motion 17.002 Council meeting Councillors resolved to Invite the Hon. Melinda Pavey MP in her capacity as NSW Minister for Roads maritime and Freight, and the Hon. Andrew Constance MP in his dual capacity as the Local Member and NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, the Hon. John Barilaro MP, in his capacity as Deputy premier, Minister for Regional NSW and member for Monaro and the Southern NSW, together with the Roads Maritime Services Southern Region Manager Ms Renae Elrington to a meeting with Councillors and the necessary Council Staff, as soon as it can be arranged to engage in a discussion about the vital importance of: i.advancing the upgrading of the Princes Highway and Kings Highway, noting the critical role these highways have in servicing Eurobodalla Shire residents, businesses and transport needs, the greater South Coast and Canberra regions and the international market place via Canberra airport. ii.developing longer term plans for the Future Redevelopment of the Princes Highway and Kings Highway to meet the medium and longterm needs.(The Motion on being put was declared CARRIED) Question: Can Council be advised as to the actions undertaken to facilitate the enactment of this motion; including correspondence between Council and the nominated individuals; and the progress to date of enabling the enactment of the motion. Application for Leave of Absence Councillor Patrick McGinlay has given notice that it is anticipated that he will miss the following meetings:27 June 201725 July 20178 August 201712 September 2017. Adoption of Policies The following policies have been placed on public exhibition and no submissions were received: 1.Asset Management 2.Cemeteries Management 3.Collection Domestic Waste Bins 4.Disability Services 5.Local And Regional Roads Risk Management 6.National Clean Up Day Campaign 7.Pathways Risk Management 8.Waste Minimisation 9.Water Carting 10.Water Restrictions 11.Water Supply Backflow Prevention and Cross Connection Control 12.Youth Services The report recommends adoption of those policies. Annual Heritage Report 2016 – 2017 The Annual Heritage Report lists the achievements of Council’s heritage program Fergus Thomson OAM Heritage Award The Fergus Thomson Heritage Award is proposed to be presented annually to recognise people or groups who have made significant contributions to heritage management and conservation in the Eurobodalla Shire.Draft Tuross River Estuary and Coila Lake Coastal Management Program The Plan has been reviewed and delivered as a draft Program to align with the new NSW coastal management framework. If endorsed for exhibition, Council will seek community feedback through a minimum 28 day public exhibition period. Eurobodalla LEP 2012 Amendment No.14 –Flood Mapping and Associated Amendments The purpose of this report is to present a draft planning proposal to amend the Eurobodalla Local Environmental Plan 2012 (ELEP 2012).The proposed amendments are to:· amend local provision 6.5 Flood Planning to generally reflect the current model clause· include mapping to identify the flood planning area for Moruya, Narooma, Dalmeny, Tomakin, Broulee, Mogo and Mossy Point · rezone certain E2 Environmental Conservation zoned land to an appropriate zone within the mapped flood planning area · amend the lot size map in relation to land in Moruya and Moruya Heads· amend the height of buildings maps in relation to land in Moruya· amend the wetland map in relation to land at Preddys Wharf Road, Moruya Heads. DA 566/17 - Moruya Library Extension, Arts Centre and Car Park The purpose of this report to Council is to consider an application for alterations and additions to the Library Building at 89 Vulcan Street Moruya. The development comprises of a new entryway, signage, landscaping, exhibition space, library extension, meeting rooms, and outdoor public space. The application also includes 50 additional public car parking spaces on Lot 7 & 8 Murray Street, Moruya. This car park will be sealed with a two coat bitumen seal. The car park will contain lighting and the installation of street trees along the Murray Street frontage. Request for Tender - Bushland Management Works Tender - Establishment of a Tree Management Service on Council Controlled and Managed Panel Land Local Traffic Committee No 9 for 2016 – 17 Of interest in this report is: Ongoing consultation has occurred since the meeting and installation of the signs with several businesses and delivery vehicle operators relaying that there is a need for a loading zone to operate in this area all day. The peak period for bus parking is from 2.55pm and 3.45pm when the Premier bus stops for a scheduled break. In this period Murrays and Priors bus companies also stop. Subsequently the signs have been modified so that the loading zone will operate all day with the exception of the period 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Note: Prior to this change Council had the new loading zone as being Midnight to 9am. Policy Repeal - Smoke Free Outdoor Areas PolicyThe legislative requirements of NSW Government’s Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 are now broadly known in the community and the requirement of a separate Council policy to underpin this legislation is no longer necessary. Investments made as at 30 June 2017 Policy Adoption - Procurement Policy Policy Adoption - Related Parties Disclosure Policy The new draft Related Parties Disclosure Policy has been developed to provide guidance in complying with the Local Government Act 1993, section 413 (3) which requires Council to prepare its General Purpose Financial Statements in compliance with Australian Accounting Standards. Effective 1 July 2016, Australian Accounting Standards Board 124 (AASB 124) Related Party Disclosures was expanded to cover the local government sector.Related parties include Councillors, the General Manager, Directors, and their close family members. Any transactions between Council and these parties, whether monetary or otherwise, will need to be identified and may need to be disclosed. It is understood that under this policy details could be requested regarding the acquisition by a councillor of the Mayoral car he purchased and transparent details of that acquisition and how it was processed. Policy Review - Fiscal Responsibility Policy Policy Review - Records Management Policy Policy Review - Land Investment Policy Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre The report to the meeting will seek Council’s endorsement to accept a sum of $300,000 from Mr Basil Sellers for the naming rights of the exhibition space being constructed as part of the Moruya Library development.This report will recommend Council endorse naming the space the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre. The offer from Mr Sellers is an exciting opportunity to create a state of the art exhibition centre that will significantly elevate our Shire’s ability to exhibit important national exhibitions and showcase local talent.Over the last 10 years, the Basil Sellers Art Prize has been a significant and prestigious art award for Eurobodalla. It has attracted a high level of artistic performance and has made a significant contribution to the development and fostering of Eurobodalla’s local artists, arts culture and economy. Mr Sellers has offered a sum of $300,000 for the naming rights for the exhibition space, which together with the prestige associated with his name, will contribute to the development of a high quality exhibition space and open further opportunities for the development of the arts in Eurobodalla. In addition to the $300,000 philanphropic contribution Mr Sellers has agreed to increase the Basil Sellers Art Prize money to $20,000 annually and elevate the prize to a statewide event include both NSW and ACT. Public Art Submission by the Batemans Bay Chamber of Commerce On Monday 15 May 2017 the Chamber made a submission to the PAAC, seeking Council’s approval to install a sculpture on the foreshore in Batemans Bay. The sculpture, by artist Jesse Graham, was an award winning entry into the Bermagui Sculpture by the Edge exhibition called ‘Bouyansea’ depicting an inverted Octopus.
Above: South East Arts Local Encouragement Award winning piece by artist Jesse Graham titled Unbuoyansea The Chamber of Commerce propose to buy, maintain and insure the sculpture for ten years.At the end of this time, if the sculpture is still in good condition, the Chamber will gift it to the Council who will look after the ongoing maintenance, insurance and decommissioning, if required thereafter. The Chamber views the installation of this sculpture as the first step in a larger project to acquire more artworks for public spaces in Batemans Bay. The Chamber believes that the sculpture will add to the sense of community and begin a process of re-energising public spaces.