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Minutes of the General Meeting of maranoa Regional Council held at Roma Administration Centre on 10 April 2013 commencing at 9.00am

 

ATTENDANCE

 

Mayor Cr. R S Loughnan chaired the meeting with, Deputy Mayor Cr W S Wason, Cr. J L Chambers, Cr. R J Denton, Cr P J Flynn, Cr. W M Newman, Cr. C J O’Neil, Cr. M L Price, Cr. D J Schefe, Chief Executive Officer – Julie Reitano, Coordinator – Corporate Communications – Jane Frith, and Kelly Rogers Minutes Officer in attendance.

 

AS REQUIRED

Director Community & Commercial Services – Tony Klein, Director Development, Facilities & Environmental Services – Rob Hayward, (Acting) Manager Community Development – Katrina Marsh, Manager Airports (Roma, Injune & Surat) – Ben Jones, Manager Infrastructure Planning & Design – Kym Downey.

 

GUESTS

 

There were no guests in attendance at the meeting.

 

WELCOME

 

The Mayor welcomed all present and declared the meeting open at 9.01am, advising that Cr. Schefe would be late in arriving at the meeting due to a family matter.

 

APOLOGIES   

 

There were no apologies for the meeting.

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution No. GM/04.2013/01

Moved Cr Chambers                                                     Seconded Cr Denton  

 

That the minutes of the General Meeting (5-27.03.13) held on 27 March 2013 be confirmed.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

 

Business Arising FROM MiNUTES

 

There was no business arising from the minutes.

 

On the Table

 

There were no items for discussion on the table.

 

Presentations/Petitions and Deputations

 

There were no presentations/petitions or deputations at the meeting.

 

Consideration of notices of business

 

There were no notices of business for consideration.

 

Consideration of notices of motion

 

There were no notices of motion for consideration.

 

 

Reception of notices of motion for next meeting

 

No notices of motion were received for the next meeting.

 

Business

 

Community & Commercial Services

 

Item Number:                                   11.1

File Number: D13/11626

Subject Heading:                          Queensland Music Festival- In Kind and Cash Contribution for 2013 Event

Location:                                          Roma

Author and Officer’s Title:                Jacqueline Burns, Coordinator - Libraries, Arts & Culture

Executive Summary: 

The Queensland Music Festival sought an in kind contribution and an additional cash contribution for the 13 July 2013 event in addition to the financial payments allocated by Council in the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 budgets.

 

Resolution No. GM/04.2013/02

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Flynn  

That Council approve the request from the Queensland Music Festival for an in kind contribution of $7,637, and additionally cash funding of $1,682, with the project budget to be updated accordingly:

·         Internal cost (in kind contribution) of $7,637 incorporating:

-       Council staff to assist with the coordination of the event

-       Site plan of the Bassett Park complex

-       Venue fee waiver

-       Pre and post event cleaning and waste removal at Bassett Park

-       Install and pull down six (3m x 3m) marquees at the event

-       Two helpers for six hours on Thursday 11 July 2013 and Saturday 13 July 2013

-       Bobcat for a total of two hours

-       VIP/Green Room

 

·         External cost of $1,682 incorporating:

-       Static overnight security on 11 & 12 July 2013 at Bassett Park

-       An electrician for a total of four hours

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Libraries, Arts & Culture

 

 

Item Number:                                   11.2

File Number: D13/12413

Subject Heading:                          Naming of Mitchell Multi Purpose Health Service (MPHS) Extension

Location:                                          Mitchell

Author and Officer’s Title:                Tony Klein, Director - Community & Commercial Services

Executive Summary: 

Council had previously resolved to provide a range of options to Queensland Health regarding the naming of the Mitchell MPHS extension.  Subsequent correspondence from Queensland Health requested that Council provide its single preferred naming option for the facility.

 

 

Resolution No. GM/04.2013/03

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr Newman  

That Council advise Queensland Health that its preferred option for naming of the Mitchell MPHS extension facility is ‘Maranoa Place’ and that if not acceptable to the Minister for Health, that the other names previously provided to the department should be considered in preferred order as determined by Council.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Director - Community & Commercial Services

 

 

Infrastructure Services

 

Item Number:                                   12.1

File Number: D13/9323

Subject Heading:                          Capital Project - Upgrade of Pavement and Waterway Crossings on Eurella Settlers Road

Author and Officer’s Title:                Kym Downey,  Manager - Infrastructure Planning  & Design

Executive Summary: 

Council had received a request for the installation of culverts on Eurella Settlers Road as sections of the road are impassable following rain events.

 

Resolution No. GM/04.2013/04

Moved Cr Newman                                                       Seconded Cr Price  

That Council consider this project as part of the upcoming Roads workshop, which will in turn provide input into preparations for future budget deliberations.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

 Manager - Infrastructure Planning & Design

 

 

Item Number:                                   12.2

File Number: D13/11139

Subject Heading:                          Naming of Roads - Currey Street Development

Location:                                          Currey Street Development Roma

Applicant:                                         Hillscorp

Author and Officer’s Title:                Kim Edwards, Technical Officer - GIS/CAD

Executive Summary: 

Names were sought for four unnamed roads located in the development at 43-49 Currey Street Roma, also described as Lot 9 on SP180949.

 

Resolution No. GM/04.2013/05

Moved Cr Wason                                                          Seconded Cr Newman  

That Council name the roads as outlined in the officer’s report and attaching maps - “Dobel Way”, “Wheeler Drive”, “Dawson Court” & “Olsen Court”.  

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Technical Officer - GIS/CAD

 

 

Item Number:                                   12.3

File Number: D13/11898

Subject Heading:                          Transfer of Transport and Main Roads Funding

Author and Officer’s Title:                Cindy  Irwin , Specialist - Infrastructure Program Funding

Executive Summary: 

A subsidy of $400,000 was approved by Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to extend Primaries Road through to the sale yards.  As per a previous Council resolution, this construction is not going ahead.  Options to transfer the subsidy to another project was discussed with TMR who advised that due to funding constraints, an alternative project  will need to demonstrate high priority and be of regional significance.  The upgrade of the intersection of the Carnarvon Highway and Airport Drive was identified as meeting the above criteria and will provide benefits to Council and TMR.

 

Resolution No. GM/04.2013/06

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr O'Neil  

That Council advise TMR that the works planned for Primaries Road, Roma  will not go ahead until the outcomes of the planning study for heavy vehicles and Type 2 Road Trains are known and request that the subsidy of $400,000 be transferred to the upgrade of the intersection of the Carnarvon Highway and Airport Drive.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Specialist - Infrastructure Program Funding

 

 

Item Number:                                   12.4

File Number: D13/12457

Subject Heading:                          Capital Project - Kerb and Channel in Hasted Street

Author and Officer’s Title:                Kym Downey,  Manager - Infrastructure Planning & Design

Executive Summary: 

Council had received a request from a resident of Hasted Street, Roma to have kerb and channel installed in that street.

 

Resolution No. GM/04.2013/07

Moved Cr Chambers                                                     Seconded Cr O'Neil  

That Council:

 

  1. Establish the following draft policies for discussion at a future workshop prior to budget deliberations commencing:-

 

          • Kerb & Channel Policy
          • Public Pathways Policy
          • Lighting Public Areas Policy

 

  1. Consider this project as part of the subsequent workshop to provide  input into preparations for future budget deliberations.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

 Manager - Infrastructure Planning & Design

 

Cr. Price requested & was granted a brief leave of absence to conduct an interview on behalf of Council, and left the Chamber at  9.32am.

 

Item Number:                                   12.5

File Number: D13/12522

Subject Heading:                          Capital Project- Access to "Mountain Cottage" off Donnybrook Road

Author and Officer’s Title:                Kym Downey,  Manager - Infrastructure Planning & Design

Executive Summary: 

Council had been approached to upgrade the current access to “Mountain Cottage” off Donnybrook Road.

 

Resolution No. GM/04.2013/08

Moved Cr Flynn                                                            Seconded Cr Denton  

 

That Council consider this project as part of the upcoming Roads workshop, which will in turn provide  input into preparations for future budget deliberations.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      7/0

 

Responsible Officer

 Manager - Infrastructure Planning & Design

 

 

Development, Facilities & Environmental Services

 

Item Number:                                   13.1

File Number: D13/10261

Subject Heading:                          Material Change of Use - "Accommodation Units" (5 dwelling units) File: 2012/18195

Location:                                          2 Crawford Street, Roma QLD 4455 (Lot 1 on SP178384)

Applicant:                                         Flair Constructions Pty Ltd C/- Damien Digney

Author and Officer’s Title:                Danielle Pearn, Coordinator - Planning

Executive Summary: 

The application sought a Development Permit for a Material Change of Use – Accommodation Units (5 dwelling units) on land at 2 Crawford Street, Roma QLD 4455, described as Lot 1 on SP178384.

 

The proposed development is consistent with the intent of the Residential Zone, however as submitted, the proposal does not comply with the Urban Area Code.  The proposal seeks relaxations of the minimum boundary setbacks which are considered to compromise the residential amenity of the Urban Area.

 

This report concludes that the conflict with the planning scheme may be resolved by reducing the number of units from five to four, to achieve adequate boundary setbacks and ensure the residential character and amenity of the Urban Area is maintained.

 

Resolution No. GM/04.2013/09

Moved Cr Denton                                                          Seconded Cr Wason  

 

That Council approve the application for Material Change of Use for Accommodation Units at 2 Crawford Street, Roma ALD 4455, described as Lot 1 on SP178384, permitting the use for four units each containing three bedrooms rather than the five units each containing three bedrooms proposed, subject to the following conditions:-

 

Preamble

 

1.         Refer to http://www.cmdg.com.au/ for the Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines (CMDG).

 

Complete and Maintain

 

1.         Complete and maintain the approved development as follows: (i) generally in accordance with development approval documents and (ii) strictly in accordance with those parts of the approved development which have been specified in detail by the Council or Referral Agency unless the Council or Referral Agency agrees in writing that those parts will be adequately complied with by amended specifications.

 

2.         Complete and maintain all operational, building and plumbing and drainage work associated with this development approval, including work required by any of the development approval conditions.

 

3.         Maintain the approved development being Material Change of Use (Accommodation Units – 4 dwelling units) generally in accordance with the approved plans:

 

Plan/Document Number

Plan/Document Name

Date

SD.103 Issue No. C as amended in red

Site Plan

27/08/12

SD.105

as amended in red

Surface Water Flow

July 2012

SD.106

as amended in red

Car Turns

July 2012

SD.201 Issue No. C as amended in red

Typical Floor Plan

24/08/12

SD.501 Issue No. C as amended in red

Elevations

27/08/12

SD.502 Issue No. C as amended in red

Elevations

27/08/12

SD.601 Issue No. C as amended in red

Sections

27/08/12

CMDG-R-041 Rev B

Residential Driveway Slab and Tracks

07/2011

CMDG D5

Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines – Stormwater Drainage Design D5 Design Guidelines

03/2012

CMDG D11

Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines – Water Reticulation D11 Design Guidelines

10/2007

CMDG D12

Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines – Sewerage Reticulation D12 Design Guidelines

10/2007

 

 

 

Latest versions

 

4.         Where another condition refers to a specific published standard, manual or guideline, including specifications, drawings, provisions and criteria within those documents, that condition shall be deemed as referring to the latest versions of those publications that are publicly available at the time the first operational works or compliance approval is lodged with the assessment manager or approval agency for those types of works to be performed or approved, unless a regulation or law requires otherwise.

 

Stormwater and Drainage

 

5.         Major and minor event stormwater drainage systems are to be provided for the development site in accordance with the Queensland Urban Drainage Manual (QUDM) (Volume 1 text, Volume 2 Design Charts) and the CMDG – D5 Design Guidelines ‘Stormwater Drainage Design’.

 

6.         Post-development stormwater runoff flows from the development site are not to exceed pre-development stormwater runoff flows to adjoining properties.

 

7.         Roofwater and stormwater surface runoff is to be discharged to a lawful point of discharge in Miscamble Street and Crawford Street generally in accordance with Drawing No. SD.105 prepared by Steven Claridge Building Designer dated July 2012.

 

8.         Stormwater must not be allowed to pond on the property being developed during the development process and after the development has been completed unless the type and size of ponding has been agreed in writing by the Council or as a specific development approval condition.

 

9.         Any increases in volume, concentration or velocity of stormwater from the property being developed must be channelled to lawful points of discharge or to other storage or dispersal arrangements which must all be agreed in writing by the Council.

 

10.        There must be no increases in any silt loads or contaminants in any overland flow from the property being developed during the development process and after the development has been completed.

 

11.        The appropriate stormwater disposal system must be designed to include appropriate pollution control devices or methods to ensure no contamination or silting of creeks or other waterways.

 

12.        Adjoining properties and roads are to be protected from ponding or nuisance from stormwater as a result of the works.  Ensure the stormwater runoff from the site does not adversely impact on flooding or drainage (peak discharge and duration for all events up to the 100 year Average Recurrence Interval (ARI)) of properties that are upstream, downstream or adjacent to the site.

 

Siteworks

 

13.        All construction works on site to be undertaken in accordance with the Institute of Engineers (Australia) (IEAUST) Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Engineering Guidelines for Queensland Construction sites. 

 

Erosion Control

 

14.        If there is a possibility of erosion or silt or other materials being washed off the property being developed during the development process, the developer must document and implement a management plan that prevents this from occurring.

 

15.        During construction, soil erosion and sediment is to be managed in accordance with Schedule 1, Division 1: “Standards for Construction Activity”.

 

16.        The developer shall immediately clean up and satisfactorily remove any deposited construction material or silt runoff from the development site.

 

Environmental

 

17.        Repair any damage to existing kerb and channel, footpath or roadway (including removal of concrete slurry from footways, roads, kerb and channel and stormwater gullies and drain-lines) that may occur during any works carried out in association with the approved development. This will include the re-instatement of the existing traffic signs and pavement markings that may have been removed or damaged.

 

Services

 

18.        The development is to be connected to Council’s reticulated sewerage disposal system in accordance with the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) publication WSA02-2002 Sewerage Code of Australia (version 2.3) and the CMDG Design Guideline - D12 ‘Sewerage Reticulation’, at no cost to Council.

 

19.        The development is to be connected to Council’s reticulated water supply system in accordance with the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) publication WSA03-2002 Water Reticulation Code of Australia (version 2.3) and the CMDG Design Guideline – D11 ‘Water Reticulation’, at no cost to Council.

 

20.        The development is limited to a single water connection.  

 

21.        The development shall be connected to a reticulated electricity supply service in accordance with the relevant service provider’s requirements and specifications along with relevant building standards, requirements and specifications (as relevant).

 

22.        If the premises is connected to a telecommunications service, then such works shall be undertaken in accordance with the relevant service provider’s requirements and specifications along with relevant building standards, requirements and specifications (as relevant).

 

23.        All services installation, including sewer, water, gas, electricity and telecommunications connections to the respective networks, must comply with (i) the development approval conditions, (ii) any relevant provisions in the planning scheme for the area, (iii) Council’s standard designs for such work where such designs exist  (iv) the Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines (CMDG) where it applies (v) any relevant Australian Standard that applies to that type of work and (vi) any alternative specifications that Council has agreed to in writing and which the developer must ensure do not conflict with any requirements imposed by any applicable laws and standards.

 

24.        Any conflicts associated with proposed and existing services shall be forwarded by the developer to the appropriate controlling authority for approval for any proposed changes.

 

Access, Car parking and Maneuvering

 

25.        The landowner shall be responsible for construction and maintenance of vehicle crossovers from the road carriageway to the property boundary and for obtaining any approvals that may be required and for complying with the applicable designs and standards.

 

26.        Vehicular access from Crawford Street and egress to Miscamble Street shall be designed and constructed in accordance with CMDG standard drawing CMDG R-041 Rev B “Residential Driveway Slab and Tracks” dated 07/2011. All traffic is to be one-way through the development. The Entry and Exit to the site are to be appropriately signed in accordance with MUTCD Guidelines.

 

27.        Vehicle crossovers must be located a minimum distance of one metre from any street signage, power poles, street lights, manholes, stormwater gully pits or other Council assets.

 

28.        Vehicles entering and exiting the development site must be able to enter and leave in forward direction.  Reversing out of development site shall not be permitted.  Vehicle maneuvers in this regard are to be totally contained within the development site boundaries.

 

29.        All vehicle movements within the site shall be clear of proposed parking areas, buildings and landscape treatments. Vehicle parking bays must not encroach into swept paths for vehicle movements on the development site.

 

30.        Vehicle access and maneuvering areas are to comply with AS/NZS 2890.1:2004 Parking facilities Part 1: Off-street car parking.

 

31.        Parking bay configurations (width and lengths) to be in accordance with AS/NZS 2890.1:2004 Parking Facilities Part 1: Off-Street Car Parking.

 

32.        Disabled car parking bay shall be designed as per the requirement on development site in accordance with AS/NZS 2890.6:2009 Parking Facilities Part 1: Off-Street Car Parking.

 

33.        All car parking spaces and driveway areas are to be sealed with an approved impervious surface. Surfacing shall consist of patterned concrete, reinforced concrete, concrete pavers, segmental clay pavers, asphaltic hotmix or two coat (primerseal/seal) bitumen seal.

 

34.        All vehicular access and related items must comply with (i) the development approval conditions, (ii) any relevant provisions in the planning scheme for the area including Schedule 2: “Standards for Roads, Car Parking, Access and Maneuvering Areas”, (iii) Council’s standard designs for such work where such designs exist, (iv) any relevant Australian Standard that applies to that type of work and (vi) the Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines (CMDG) and (vii) any alternative specifications that Council has agreed to in writing and which the developer must ensure do not conflict with any requirements imposed by any applicable laws and standards.

 

35.        No on–street parking is permitted at the frontage of development site on Crawford Street or Miscamble Street at any time.

 

36.        Crawford Street is to be upgraded in accordance with Schedule 2: “Standards for Roads, Carparking, Access and Maneuvering Areas” and the Capricorn Municipal Development Guidelines Section D1 Table D1.06.03 Access Street. These works will include but are not limited to widening of pavement and seal and installation of kerb and channel to full extent of the Crawford Street frontage. In lieu of these works being undertaken a contribution of $8,308.00 (GST included) is to be paid to Council.

 

37.        No access to the site is permitted from Miscamble Street.  A ‘No Entry’ sign is to be placed at the Miscamble Street frontage of the site in a location that is clearly visible from Miscamble Street. The sign is to be maintained in a legible state for the duration of the use.

 

Signage and Linemarking

 

38.        Signage and line marking shall be provided in accordance with MUTCD requirements and AS/NZS 2890.1:2004 – Parking facilities Part 1: Off-street car parking.

 

39.        Pavement line marking shall be provided to delineate vehicle parking bays provided on the development site.

 

Landscaping

 

40.        Landscaping shall be provided on the development site in accordance with the approved plan SD.103 C, dated 27 August 2012, Site Plan.

 

41.        Ground covers should fully cover the vegetated areas within one (1) year of planting.

 

Avoiding Nuisance

 

42.        Lighting of the site, including any security lighting, shall be such that the lighting intensity does not exceed 8.0 lux at a distance of 1.5 metres from the site at any property boundary.

 

43.        All lighting shall be directed or shielded so as to ensure that no glare directly affects nearby properties.

 

44.        A 1.8 metre high acoustic fence must be provided along the full length of the boundaries of the site, in accordance with approved plan SD.103 C, dated 27 August 2012, Site Plan.

 

45.        Any damage to roads and infrastructure that is attributable to the progress of works on the site or vehicles associated with the development of the site must be repaired to Council’s satisfaction or the cost of repairs paid to Council.

 

Rubbish Collection

 

46.        Waste containers shall be placed in a screened area, and while the use continues, waste containers shall be maintained in a clean and tidy state and shall be emptied and the waste removed from the site on a regular basis.

 

47.        The premises are to be maintained in a clean and tidy condition, free of weeds and long grasses and is not to pose any health and safety risks to the community.

 

No Cost to Council

 

48.        Services and infrastructure required in connection with the establishment of the approved development must be provided at no cost to Council.

 

49.        The developer is responsible for meeting all costs associated with the approved development unless there is specific agreement by other parties, including the Council, to meeting those costs.

 

50.        Any conflicts associated with proposed and existing services shall be forwarded by the developer to the appropriate controlling authority for approval for any proposed changes.

 

51.        All civil and related work shall be designed and supervised by RPEQ Registered Professional Engineers of Queensland (RPEQ) who are competent in the construction of the works.

 

Use

 

52.        All development approval conditions related to the establishment of the approved development must be fulfilled prior to any approved use commencing.

 

53.        All necessary utilities and services must be connected and operational prior to the commencement of the approved use and maintained in good order after the use commences.

 

54.        The developer is to notify Council upon completion of the conditions of approval and prior to occupation of the dwelling units.

 

Infrastructure Charges Payable

 

55.        An infrastructure contribution, in accordance with Council’s adopted Priority infrastructure Plan, of $63,000.00 is payable to the Council. The stated charge is to be paid prior to commencement of construction.

 

Note:  Development Contributions are to be paid in addition to any payments in lieu of development conditions.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      7/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Planning

  

 

Late Items

 

Item Number:                                   L.2

File Number: D13/12759

Subject Heading:                          Provision of a Bus Shelter adjacent to the BP Service Station Arthur Street, Roma

Author and Officer’s Title:                Cindy  Irwin , Specialist - Infrastructure Program Funding

Executive Summary: 

A submission was made to the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) for a 50% subsidy towards the construction of a bus shelter adjacent to the BP Service Station Arthur Street, Roma for 2013/2014.

 

DTMR have recently advised that there is no guarantee of funding if submitted for 2013/2014, however, if Council are able to complete the works prior to 25 June 2013, funding can be provided on the signing of a deed of agreement.

 

Resolution No. GM/04.2013/10

Moved Cr Denton                                                          Seconded Cr O'Neil  

That Council:

 

  1. Advise Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) that construction of the bus shelter can be completed by 25 June 2013;

 

  1. Authorise the Chief Executive Officer to sign a deed of agreement to guarantee funding;

 

  1. Determine arrangements for funding matching as part of the March budget review process.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      7/0

 

Responsible Officer

Specialist - Infrastructure Program Funding

 

 

Subject Heading:  suspension of standing orders

Council adjourned the meeting for a brief recess at 9.39am.

 

Subject Heading:  resumption of standing orders

Council resumed the meeting at 10.06am.

Cr. Price returned to the meeting during recess.

 

CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS

 

In accord with the provisions of section 275 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, Council resolved to close the meeting to discuss items it has deemed to be of a confidential nature and specifically pertaining to the following sections:-

          (h)      other business for which a public discussion would be likely to prejudice the interests of the local government or someone else, or enable a person to gain a financial advantage;

          (e)      contracts proposed to be made by it;

 

Resolution No. GM/04.2013/11

Moved Cr Denton                                                          Seconded Cr Newman

 

That Council close the meeting to the public at 10.07am.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      7/1

 

 

Resolution No. GM/04.2013/12

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Wason

 

That Council open the meeting to the public at 10.29am.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

 

 

Subject Heading:  suspension of standing orders

Council adjourned the meeting for morning tea at 10.30am.

 

Subject Heading:  resumption of standing orders

Council resumed the meeting at 10.57am.

 

 

Item Number:                                   C.1

File Number: D13/11442

Subject Heading:                          Regional Arts Development Fund Applications from Round 3, 2012/13 Financial Year

Author and Officer’s Title:                Susan (Sue) Sands, Coordinator - Grants (Council & Community)

Executive Summary: 

The Maranoa Regional Council Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Committee had assessed funding applications for arts and cultural projects and activities submitted under the 2012/13 financial year funding Round 3, closing 11 March 2013.

 

Resolution No. GM/04.2013/13

Moved Cr Newman                                                       Seconded Cr Chambers  

That Council endorse the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Committee’s grant assessment recommendations to approve the following project:-

 

Applicant

Project Description

RADF funding contribution ($)

Maranoa Regional Council

Regional community workshops incorporating African drumming, Bollywood/Indian culture and Circus skills, culminating in performances at the Santos GLNG Food and Fire Festival in September.

This approval is on the proviso that letters of support for student participation and workshop venues are sought and received from local schools.

$6,450

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Grants (Council & Community)

 

 

Item Number:                                   LC.1

File Number: D13/12372

Subject Heading:                          Compulsory Acquisition of Lot 128 on DL500 Mitchell Refuse Site

Location:                                          Mitchell Refuse Site

Author and Officer’s Title:                Sandra Crosby, Manager - Environmental Health, Compliance & Waste

Executive Summary: 

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) have formally offered Council the purchase of the land on which the Mitchell Refuse Site currently operates.  Conditions provided under an Agreement of Offer require Council to remove native title to enable freehold to be granted.

 

Legal advice sought from Council’s solicitors, McDonnell Law has determined that there are two options that Council can undertake to remove native title – the development of ILUAs or compulsory acquisition.

 

In this instance there is little prospect that two ILUAs could be completed and registered under 18 months. The cost of negotiating with two claim groups is substantial and the likelihood of a successful outcome with both is low.  Taking into account all of the circumstances the compulsory acquisition process was recommended.

 

Resolution No. GM/04.2013/14

Moved Cr Newman                                                       Seconded Cr Chambers  

That Council commence the compulsory acquisition of any native title over the Land as follows:

(a)  Council proposes to compulsorily acquire any and all native title rights and interests over land described as Lot 128 on DL500, County of Dublin, Parish of Mitchell as indicated on Survey Plan No. DD2012_169 (attached) (the Land) for Waste Management Facility (refuse tip and refuse transfer station) purposes and Setting Apart for Development (industrial) purposes; and

(b)  Council serve a Notice of Intention to Acquire Native Title Rights and Interests and a Background Document (in the terms attached to the agenda report) on the registered claimants for the Bidjara People and the Gunggari People #4 as the native title parties and on Queensland South Native Title Services as the representative Aboriginal body for the Land to commence the compulsory acquisition process."

(c)  Council delegates authority to the Chief Executive Officer to attend, on Council's behalf, any objection meeting to be held in relation to the proposed compulsory acquisition of native title over the Land."

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Environmental Health, Compliance & Waste

 

Cr. Schefe entered the Chamber at 11.07am.

 

Cr. Flynn declared a ‘Material Personal Interest’ in the following item, due to his personal business operations out of the Roma Airport being owner of Maranoa Travel and left the Chamber at 11.06am, taking no further part in discussion or debate on the item.

 

 

Item Number:                                   L.1

File Number: D13/12693

Subject Heading:                          Government Contracted Long Distance Passenger Transport Services in Regional Queensland

Location:                                          Roma

Author and Officer’s Title:                Ben Jones, Manager - Airports (Roma, Injune & Surat)

Executive Summary: 

Currently the Department of Transport and Main Roads is undertaking a review of long distance passenger services in regional Queensland. The review will incorporate engagement with key stakeholders including local government authorities and incumbent transport operators, who currently provide government-supported services. This review will include the Roma to Brisbane air services route that is currently regulated and will result in either the deregulation of the route or the regulated status continuing.

 

Resolution No. GM/04.2013/15

Moved Cr Wason                                                          Seconded Cr Schefe  

That Council contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads as a key stakeholder and support the deregulation of the Roma Brisbane air service route.

 

MOTION LOST

(The Mayor exercised his right as Chair to use a ‘casting vote’ and voted against the motion)          4/5

 

Responsible Officer

Manager - Airports (Roma, Injune & Surat)

 

Resolution No. GM/04.2013/16

Moved Cr Chambers                                                     Seconded Cr O'Neil

 

That Council include in its submission that:

 

  1. It would like to see the retention of the current level of service for bus transportation - the only addition being that Council believes there may be merit in considering a south / north service – e.g. from Moree to Emerald.  In the light that a significant number of the region’s visiting public travel the inland route, this may be a viable option.

 

2.     The view was expressed that the train (rail) service should be continued in its current form as it is an important service to the western towns, providing comfortable and cost effective travel.

 

3.     Council believes that freight should be a far greater focus via trains to reduce heavy vehicles from roads.  This has the potential to provide greater use of this significant infrastructure, and would also subsidise the travel for passengers.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Responsible Officer

Manager – Airports (Roma, Injune & Surat)

 

At cessation of discussion and debate on the abovementioned item, Cr. Flynn entered the Chamber at 11.39am.

 

Item Number:                                   L.3

File Number: N/A

Subject Heading:                          Roma Flood Mitigation Project: Acquisition Strategy for Land/Easements/Other to Permit Required Construction Works

Officer’s Name &  Title:                    Chief Executive Officer – Julie Reitano

Executive Summary:

At the Council Meeting held 13 March 2013 a resolution was passed to effect the acquisition of land/easement. Since the resolution, meetings have been held with property owners where the Stage 1 levee alignment crosses their property. In general an easement is the preferred solution for property owners. However, to remove the risk that Council is not able to negotiate an easement with the property owners in a timely manner an acquisition of an easement process will run in parallel with the negotiation process.

 

Resolution No. GM/04.2013/17

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Schefe

 

That the resolution of the 13 March 2013 (GM/03.2013/23) be expanded to include the following wording in italics:

 

That Council delegate to the CEO under s 257 of the Local Government Act 2009 to acquire all necessary title to, or appropriate interest in, land associated with, related to, or prudent or necessary for the construction of the levee embankment known as Stage 1 (or its impact) and for other flood mitigation alternatives presently being considered by Council:

 

a)   in the shortest possible time frame;

b)   on terms that are in the best interests of the broader community;

c)   where appropriate activating the QRA’s powers under the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Act 2011 or Acquisition of Land Act 1967.

 

Noting that the CEO may further delegate to the Project Manager or nominated position within Council under s 259 of the Local Government Act 2009.

 

That this be included primarily as a risk management strategy, and further for the purposes of the implementation of any actions required under the resolution;

 

(a)   To commence the compulsory acquisition process for all properties on the Stage 1 levee embankment route, as may be amended by Council from time to time;  and

(b)   To take immediate steps to issue notices to each affected landowner under the Acquisition of Land Act 1967 or using the QRA’s powers of Council’s intention to resume the relevant portion of the underlying properties.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Project Manager – Flood Mitigation Projects

 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business, the Mayor thanked Council for their attendance and declared the meeting closed at 11.44am.

                                 

 

These Minutes are to be confirmed at the next General Meeting of Council to be held on 24 April 2013, at Roma Administration Centre.

 

 

 

 

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