At next week's (Feb 25th, 2020) Council meeting Council staff will be seeking the approval of councillors in their proposal to upgrade part of Congo Road that lies within Eurobodalla National Park being Lot 22 DP 196036. The report in next week's agenda states that when Lot 22 was gazetted as Eurobodalla National Park in 1995 it excluded the strip 20 metres wide embracing the existing road formation however this ‘road’ is in the ownership of the Minister Administering the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (the Minister). Council staff now advise that to enable the ongoing maintenance of the road by Council, concurrence has been sought from National Parks and Wildlife Service for the road to be dedicated to Council.
The report says "In accordance with Part 11 Section 149 National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 the Minister has agreed to dedicate the road formation to Council and gazette as public road. A Plan of Land to be Dedicated for Public Road Purposes was registered at NSW Land Registry Services on 21 June 2019 as DP 1251948 to enable dedication and gazettal of the road being Lot 1 in that plan." The RECOMMENDATION is THAT 1. The dedication of Lot 1 DP 1251948 to Council for road purposes be accepted. 2. All survey and legal costs to be borne by Council. 3. Consent be given to affix the Common Seal of Council, if required, to all relevant documentation.