Good morning Mayor Innes, Councillor, General Manager, Staff, Gallery and those comfortable Live Streaming at home.
My name is Patricia Hellier from north Batemans Bay and I would like to address and item on the Council Minutes of the Council meeting of the 14th November 2017 prior to the confirmation of these minutes.
At the last council meeting I stated that the motion that was being put forward NOM 17/011 Albert Ryan Park that this motion was flawed, the reason being was that Lot 8 was not included in the motion, Director Arthur addressed this by stating words to the affect that they were dealing with Albert Ryan Park, whilst this is the name given to this area of land the facts are that Lot 8, 9, 10, and Lot 11 all have the same DP No. 236342 and the Proclamation that was declared by Sir Roden Cutler on the 15th May 1974 that clearly states “under the care, control and management on the said Council”, there is a very clear description of the land that appears in the Government Gazette 31st May 1974 which is as follows:
DESCRIPTION OF THE LAND REFERRED TO – All those pieces or parcels of land situate in the Shire of Eurobodalla, Parish of Bateman, County of St Vincent and State of New South Wales, being the whole of lots 8 – 11 inclusive, Deposited Plan 236342, being also show on a plan registered at the Department of Main Roads, Sydney, and numbered 560.S.105,having a total area of 1 acre 1 rood 12 ½ perches (5 375 square metres) or thereabouts, and said to be in the possession of the Commissioner for Main Roads (D.M.R. Papers 1/145.1627).
I am here today to ask you the Councillors to agree to have this document included in the Minutes of the 14th November 2017 either by way of an amendment to these minutes or added by way of an addition and inclusion that Lot 8 is included in point 1 and especially point 3 of this motion given that it is quite clear that Lot 8 is part of this parcel of land that is also in the care of Council as stated in the Government Gazettte 31st May 1974 which Councillor Constable eluded to at last weeks council meeting.
To be quite honest, I didn’t want to be here today addressing this same issues and having to provide what I will call “evidence” to prove that Lot 8 should have been included in last weeks motion and quite frankly there has been a continued roll out of errors by this Council from the time this was listed on the Council’s Agenda 12th April 2016 nearly 20 months ago and it continues.
Apart from the rescission of the decommission of the toilets from the Public Toilet Review (2015) and the ROSS report from 2010) and the acknowledgement of the ownership of Lot 11 the remainder of the motion I believe to be pointless and a waste of staffs time and rate payers money and more and more rate payers of this shire are questioning why isn’t Council keeping things simple.
At least weeks Council meeting I provided a copy of an email from Stephen Waugh from the RMS that confirmed that consultation on maintenance and refurbishment of this area by Council with the RMS was not required I raised this conversation at a meeting on the 8th November on ARP and the Mayor stated “you need it in writing”, I provided that confirmation by way of an email and I handed a copy to ALL Councillors at the last Council meeting and it was ignored, so I have to ask myself WHY DID I BOTHER, and why are we as residents who come and address this Council and provide what I have referred to as “evidence “ that then get discounted by you, the Councillors who we have elected to represent us the voters of this shire.
Today I am now asking you the elected Councillor to correct the mistakes from the last Councils meeting and do so by way of an amendment or an addition and inclusion on the confirmation of the Minutes of the 8th November 2017 on this item and I am not interested in hearing from the General Manager or anyone else that there is not a provision for this to occur as for over 12 months we have been pursuing Albert Ryan Park with one Councillor who gave us an undertaking prior to the last election and yet again this Councillors did not got it right. I had asked for a copy of his proposed motion this request was ignored and yet he chose to send a copy to another person, therefore I believe I have been discriminated against.