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BUSINESS PAPER

 

General Meeting

 

Wednesday 13 July 2011

 

Roma Administration Centre, Cnr Bungil & Quintin Streets, Roma

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

 

Date: 18 July 2011

 

 

Mayor:                                                    Councillor R S Loughnan

 

Deputy Mayor:                                        Councillor T G Hartley

Councillors:                                             Councillor J P Bartels

                                                              Councillor J L Chambers

                                                              Councillor R J Denton

                                                              Councillor W M Newman

                                                              Councillor M L Price

                                                              Councillor W S Wason

                                                              Councillor J S Watson

 

Chief Executive Officer:                            Mr Paul Bawden

 

Senior Management:                                Mr Tony Klein (Director Community Services)

                                                              Mr Matthew McGoldrick (Director Corporate Services)

                                                              Mr Stephen Mow (Acting Director Operations)

                                                              Mr Rob Hayward (Director Planning & Environment)

 

Officers:                                                  Ms Jane Frith (Corporate Communications Officer)

 

Please find attached agenda for the General Meeting to be held at the Roma Administration Centre on July 13, 2011 at 9.00AM.

Paul Bawden

Chief Executive Officer

 

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 July 2011

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Item       Subject

No

1            Welcome

 

2            Present/Apologies

 

3            Confirmation of Minutes

 

4            Business arising from Minutes

 

5            On the Table  

 

6            Presentations/Petitions and Deputations

2.1      Design Options for Mitchell West Project                                            11.00am

Mark Strong, Regional Director and Mark Morris, Design Civil from Main Roads presenting design options for Mitchell West Project.  These options were recently put forward by members of the Maranoa Regional Council during the Council Meeting in Mitchell on 25 May, 2011.

 

2.2      QPILCH Presentation                                                                                11.30am

Fiona Ellis seconded from Mallesons, Stephen Jaques and Catherine Cocks, Coordinator presenting services from QPILCH.  QPILCH is a not-for-profit community legal centre that coordinates the provision of free legal assistance to individuals, community organisations and small businesses who cannot afford private legal assistance. They only provide assistance in civil law matters and cannot assist with family or criminal law.

 

2.3      PLACE Design Group                                                                               12.00pm

Shaun Walsh representing PLACE Design group will present to Council the draft ‘Placemaking Plans’ for discussion.

 

7            Consideration of notices of business

 

8            Consideration of notices of motion

8.1         Maranoa Retirement Village Future Operations

Prepared by:      Jason Bartels, Councillor

8.2         Electoral Division Arrangements

Prepared by:      Scott Wason, Councillor

                             Attachment :CCD Map  

 

9            Reception of notices of motion for next meeting


 

Reports

 

10          Executive Services

10.1      Appointment of Independent Local Government Ethics Advisor

Prepared by:      Michael Parker, Acting Chief Executive Officer

                             Attachment :. Appointment of Independent Local Government

                             Ethics Adviser

 

11          Community Services

 

12          Corporate Services

12.1      Local Law and Subordinate Local Laws Public Interest Testing Delegation to Chief Executive Officer

Prepared by:      Debbie Tully, Administration Manager

12.2      Consultation With Relevant Government Entities In The Proposed Local Laws

Prepared by:      Debbie Tully, Administration Manager

                             Attachment 1: Details of consultation with relevant

                             Government

                             Attachment 2: Department of Education and Training –

                             Overall State Interest in Proposed Local Laws

12.3      Conversion of Term Lease 214830, Lot 44 on Y22110 to freehold

Prepared by:      Debbie Tully, Administration Manager

                             Attachment : Smart map

 

13          Operations

13.1      Tender No. 11.37 - Roma Quarry - Crushing Contract

Prepared by:      Nicholas Kvassay, Acting Manager General Operations

                             Attachment :Schedule of Tenders and Prices

13.2      Tender No. 11.36 - Crushing and Stockpiling of Gravel Contract

Prepared by:      Kevin  Searle, Contracts Manager

                             Attachment :Gravel Contract - Tenders and Prices  

 

14          Planning & Environment

14.1      Development Application for Material Change of Use - Store Facility

Prepared by:      Danielle Pearn, Assistant Planning & Development Officer

                             Attachment :Development Plans

 

Status Reports

 

15          Executive Services

 

16          Community Service

 

17          Corporate Services

 

18          Operations

18.1      Operations Management Report - June 2011

Prepared by:      Stephen Mow, General Operations Manager

                             Attachment :Works Program

 

19          Planning & Environment

 

Next General Meeting

 

 

Confidential Items

 

In accordance with the provisions of section 72 of the Local Government (Operations) Regulation 2010, a local government may resolve to close a meeting to the public and move ‘into Committee’ to discuss confidential items that it’s Councillors or members consider it necessary to close the meeting.

 

20          Confidential Items

20.1      Proposal to Purchase Leased Residential Properties in Surat

              Classification:      Closed Access

Local Government (Operations) Regulation 2010 Section 72(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.

20.2      Marketing Rent Council and Community Housing

              Classification:      Closed Access

Local Government (Operations) Regulation 2010 Section 72(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.

20.3      Concession or Rebate on Water Fees

              Classification:      Closed Access

Local Government (Operations) Regulation 2010 Section 72(d) rating concessions.

20.4      Allow Discount

              Classification:      Closed Access

Local Government (Operations) Regulation 2010 Section 72(d) rating concessions.

 

Councillor Business

 

21          Councillor Business

 

 

Closure

 

  


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 July 2011

Councillor Notice of Rescission

Meeting: General  13 July 2011

Date: 13 July 2011

Item Number: 8.1

File Number: D11/18990

 

SUBJECT HEADING:                     Maranoa Retirement Village Future Operations

Classification:                                  Open Access 

Author & Councillor’s Title:          Cr Jason Bartels

 

Original Resolution Meeting Date:   25 May, 2011

Resolution Number:                            GM.194.11

Resolution:

That Council resolves to decommission the Maranoa Retirement Village on or before the 30 June 2012 conditional to the following:

 

The Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Governments funds of $1,476,197 are made available to Maranoa Regional Council. That Council resolves to decommission the Maranoa Retirement Village on or before 30 June 2012 conditional upon the following:

 

1.   The Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government’s funds of $1,476,197 are made available to Maranoa Regional  Council to extend the Multi-Purpose Health Service (MPHS) at the Mitchell Hospital under Round 1 of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) and that Council contributes $1,250,000 to the project in line with its RDAF application and in accordance with resolution GM.1441.11 of 27 April 2011 and That Council resolves to decommission the Maranoa Retirement Village on or before the 31 October 2012 conditional upon the following:

2.   Funding of $1,476,197 is secured by 31 October 2011 from an alternative funding source other than Maranoa Regional Council to extend the Multi-Purpose Health Service (MPHS) at the Mitchell Hospital and that Council contributes $1,250,000 to the project in the 2011/12 financial year subject to Council’s endorsement of the 2011/12 budget and that Council resolves to decommission the Maranoa Retirement Village as soon as possible and make alternative accommodation arrangements within the Maranoa region where possible for existing clients conditional upon the following:

3.   The Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government’s funds of $1,476,197 are not made available to Maranoa Regional Council to extend the Multi-Purpose Health Service (MPHS) at the Mitchell Hospital under Round 1 of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RADF) and

4.   Funding of $1,476,197 is not secured by 31 October 2011 from an alternative funding source other than Maranoa Regional Council to extend the Multi-Purpose Health Service (MPHS) at the Mitchell Hospital and That if the extension of the Multi-Purpose Health Service project does not proceed, at the appropriate time Maranoa Regional Council applies to the Department of Health and Ageing to attempt to convert/transfer the appropriate number of residential aged care bed licenses to four (4) Community Aged Care Packages (CACPs) and two (2) Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH) packages and That if funding can not be secured for the Multi-Purpose Health Service project by the 31 October 2011, Council facilitates the transfer of as many residential ages care bed licences as possible to Pinaroo Roma Inc and That as a matter of urgency, the Chief Executive Officer or his delegate, consults affected staff and the appropriate Unions regarding the proposed Maranoa Retirement Village decommissioning date in accordance with the appropriate Enterprise Bargaining Agreements.

 

 

Rescission Recommendation:        

That Council Rescind Resolution Number GM.194.11 stating:-

 

As stated above

 

Councillor’s Recommendation:      

That Council continue to operate the Maranoa Retirement Village until funding can be secured to advance the Multi-Purpose Health Care facility or replace the existing facility.

 

 

Background:

As the decision on Councils application for funding of $1476,196.00 from Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Governments Fund has been delayed, and a date for this decision is at this time uncertain, I believe that we as a Council need to Rescind our resolution to close the Maranoa Retirement Village.  The community needs us to provide certainty on this matter, and at this stage the only certainty that we can provide is to keep the facility open.  Closure of this much needed community facility, without having a similar of equal facility in its place, would be detrimental to both the residents of the facility and also to the community of Mitchell.

 

The relocation of the 16 residents that call the Maranoa Retirement Village home, would cause the residents a great deal of stress and inconvenience and uncertainty for them and their families.  The residents of the Village should not be subject to this sort of disruption at this stage of their lives.

 

The community of Mitchell will be severally disadvantaged by the closure of the Maranoa Retirement Village, with the loss of approximately $938m,000 revenue that is generated by the Village and spent within the Mitchell area, the loss of the employment generated by the village and also by the loss of knowing that there will no longer be anywhere in Mitchell that the locals can stay and grow old.

 

On that basis I have put forward a notice of rescission, we can continue to operate the Maranoa Retirement Village until funding can be secured to ensure that there is a replacement facility provided before we close the doors of the Maranoa Retirement Village.

 

Supporting Documentation:

Nil

Notice prepared by:                        Cr. Jason Bartels

  


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 July 2011

Councillor Notice of Motion

Meeting: General  13 July 2011

Date: 13 July 2011

Item Number: 8.2

File Number: D11/19004

 

SUBJECT HEADING:                     Electoral Division Arrangements

Classification:                                  Open Access 

Author & Councillor’s Title:          Cr Scott Wason

 

 

Executive Summary: 

Councillor Notice of Motion with respect to Electoral Division arrangements.

 

Councillor’s Recommendation:

1.               That Council support a change in the electoral arrangements for Maranoa Regional Council to a combination of three single-member divisions and one multimember division as described in the attachment (subject to minor amendments) and subject to the Change Commissioner’s satisfaction with the demonstrated level of community support.

 

2.               That Council request the Minister for Local Government refer the matter to the Change Commissioner for consideration.

 

3.               That Council endorse the arguments for and against both the current and proposed models in consultation with the Change Commissioner and take immediate steps to circulate the Council residents and publish on Council’s website.

 

4.               That Council engage “MarketFacts” to follow up the mail-out with a survey of the Maranoa region to determine the level of community support for the proposed change as determined by the Change Commissioner.

 

 

Background:

Maranoa Regional Council was formed in 2007 after the amalgamation of Roma Town Council with the Bungil, Benedmere, Booringa and Warroo Shire Councils.  The new region comprises 8,351 voters and covers an area of 58,830km2.

 

The interim Council was given the opportunity to introduce electoral divisions to ensure residents of previous council areas would not feel disenfranchised through the lack of councillors in their district.  However the decision was required to be unanimous and was not supported by all Councils.

 

A total of 24 candidates then nominated for the 8 Councillor positions and a further 4 nominated for Mayor.  One new Councillor was elected from the major regional centre of Roma, with over 4,000 electors, while no candidates were elected from Warroo (765).  In real terms that meant just one resident was elected in the entire Roma-Warroo area, home to 60% of our population.  On the other hand, eight residents, including the Mayor, were elected from the remaining area with 40% of the population.  Whilst history shoes these imbalances are not uncommon after amalgamations, the concern is that one or more of our regions may again be disadvantaged in a similar way.

 

The impacts of this imbalance were reinforced during the consultation for the Maranoa Community Plan.  The lack of local resident Councillor was identified as the Surat area’s dingle biggest concern.  This motion has been put forward to allow the public to understand the alternative and have some say on this matter.

 

Council was asked two years ago to advise its preferred electoral arrangements.  The motion to retain the current undivided structure was passed 5/4 on that occasion.  The aim of this motion is to revisit the concept to allow public ensure fair representation across the council area based on population and also allow public input as required by the Change Commissioner.  The process required by legislation will ensure that the proposal receives consultation with electors prior to any determination by the Minister.

 

The Proposal

The proposal meets the quote requirements which allow a maximum 20% tolerance for councils with fewer than 10,000 voters.

 

The boundaries generally follow a combination of the old Council boundaries and utilise Census collection districts.  Two minor exceptions outlined the inclusion of land to the east of Yuleba – Surat Road in the South East division and land to the east of Glen Arden Road in to the Northern Division.

 

The Current Model (Undivided)

Points for:

1.   All elected members are elected on an equal footing by all electors.

2.   Legislation requires Councillors to act in the best interests of the whole local government area and not just for their own local area.

3.   Voters may feel they are having more of a say by being able to cast eight votes.

 

Points Against:

1.   Larger population of the larger centre can overwhelm the votes of electors and candidates from the smaller towns and rural areas.

2.   Candidates who are well know and highly respected locally may not have the necessary profile across the region to be elected.

3.   Despite the requirement to represent the interests of the whole area, practicality Council still tend to look after their own area where they have more interest and knowledge.


 

The Proposed New Model (Divided)

Points for:

1.   Electors will have a shorter list of candidates to research and consider.  Candidates and their qualities will be better known to the majority of electors within their own communities.

2.   Should ensure no community is left in the situation of feeling unrepresented across what is a very large area.

3.   Councillors will develop a stronger social and geographic knowledge of their own division.

4.   Councillors are required under legislation to act in the interests of the entire council area, despite being voted in by their own community.

5.   Ensures the four largest towns are each the dominant population centre of four separate divisions.

 

Points Against:

1.   Where two quality candidates stand in a single member division, one always has to lose.

2.   Councillors may become parochial and focal on local issues to the determent of the rest of the Council area.

3.   Voters will not have a say on candidates outside their divisions.

4.   Candidates may be deterred from nominating if they know there is another good candidate for only one position.

5.   The size of the divisions may mean a heavy workload for Councillors.

 

 

Supporting Documentation:

 

1View

CCD Map

D11/19430

 

Notice prepared by:                        Cr. Scott Wason

  


Attachment 1

CCD Map

 

temp

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 July 2011

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 July 2011

Date: 13 July 2011

Item Number: 10.1

File Number: D11/19006

 

Subject Heading:                     Appointment of Independent Local Government Ethics Advisor

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                        

Location:                                          

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Michael Parker, Acting Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Executive Summary: 

Advise has been received from the Local Government Association of Queensland Ltd (LGAQ) of the appointment of Adjunct Professor Jean Sheldon AM as the first Ethics Adviser for QLD Local Government.

 

The independent position of Ethics Adviser is aimed at giving Mayors, Councillors and Council CEO’s assess to high standard ethical advise about how to manage particular situations so that ethical and integrity issues are properly addressed.

 

The position, while funded by the LGAQ, will operate as a stand alone position, but will have full access to the Association resources.

 

Ms Sheldon can be contacted via the LGAQ, or directly by telephone 0417 241 630, or email ethicsadviser@lgethicsadvisor.org.au

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Councillors be made aware of the appointment of Adjunct Professor Jean Sheldon as Ethics Advisor to Local Government.

 

 

Body of Report:

As per executive summary.

Consultation (internal/external):

Nil

Risk Assessment (Legal, Financial, Political etc.):

Nil

Policy Implications:

Nil


Financial Resource Implications:

Nil

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.1.1(a) To undertake all governance functions and activities in a professional manner promoting corporate ethics and integrity and informed decision making practices so as foster an operating environment advocating fairness, equity and consistency.

Supporting Documentation:

 

1View

Appointment of Independent Local Government Ethics Adviser

D11/19077

 

 

  


Attachment 1

Appointment of Independent Local Government Ethics Adviser

 

 

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 July 2011

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 July 2011

Date: 13 July 2011

Item Number: 12.1

File Number: D11/19008

 

Subject Heading:                     Local Law and Subordinate Local Laws Public Interest Testing Delegation to Chief Executive Officer

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                        

Location:                                          

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Debbie Tully, Administration Manager

 

 

Executive Summary: 

Under Section 257 of the Local Government Act 2009, it is necessary for Council to delegate to its Chief Executive Officer, Council’s power to decide how the public interest testing of the proposed local laws and subordinate local laws should be undertaken.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

“That Council hereby resolves, pursuant to section 257 of the Local Government Act 2009 (“the Act”), to delegate to the Chief Executive Officer of Council its powers under section 38 of the Act and section 18 of the Local Government (Operations) Regulation 2010 to decide –

 

(a) how the public interest test of each local law and subordinate local law particularised in the schedule is to be conducted; and

(b) the matters with which the public interest test report in relation to each local law and subordinate local law particularised in the schedule must deal; and

(c) the consultation process for the public interest test and how the process is to be used in the public interest test.

 

Schedule

 

(a) Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2011 and each subordinate local law made under the local law which contains a possible anti-competitive provision;

(b) Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011 and each subordinate local law made under the local law which contains possible anti-competitive provision;

(c) Local Law No. 3 (Community and Environmental Management) 2011 and each subordinate local law made under the local law which contacts a possible anti-competitive provision;

(d) Local Law No. 6 (Operation of Saleyards) 2011 and each subordinate local law made under the local law which contains a possible anti-competitive provision.

 

 

Body of Report:

The National Competition Policy and associated Council of Australian Governments agreements resulted in processes to promote competition and remove impediments to competition from Commonwealth and State Legislation.  These principles are now fundamental to legislation and are incorporated in the Local Government Act 2009 (LG Act 2009), which provides the authority and processes for creating Local Laws.

 

The LG Act 2009 prevents local governments from including anti-competitive provisions in a Local Law, unless certain procedures are complied with.  These include the identification of all provision that are possibly anti-competitive, and conducting “public interest test” on those provisions to ensure the overall community interest supports their inclusion.

 

Public interest testing is the process by which Council determines whether a Local Law provision that is anti-competitive is appropriate to remain in a proposed Local Law.

 

In summary, the process for Public Interest Testing is:-

·    Council will advertise consultation of the public interest testing and invite submissions on all Local Law provisions that are identified as potentially anti-competitive

·    Write to know stakeholders, such as business and other interest groups, to advise them of the process and request their submissions as part of the consultation process

·    Assess the provisions against any alternatives and make a recommendation that is consistent with the interest of the public

·    Provide a Public Interest Test report to Council for consideration and endorsement where appropriate

Consultation (internal/external):

James Neilsen, King & Company Solicitors

Matthew McGoldrick, Director of Corporate Services

Risk Assessment (Legal, Financial, Political etc.):

Political, Environmental and Regulatory

Policy Implications:

Local Government Act 2009

Financial Resource Implications:

Administrative only

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.2.3(a) To implement Council’s governance policies and procedures in an evolving organisational environment whilst ensuring legislative relevance, consistency and fairness in application.

Supporting Documentation:

Nil

 

Matthew McGoldrick, Director of Corporate Services


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 July 2011

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 July 2011

Date: 14 July 2011

Item Number: 12.2

File Number: D11/19050

 

Subject Heading:                     Consultation With Relevant Government Entities In The Proposed Local Laws

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                        

Location:                                          

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Debbie Tully, Administration Manager

 

 

Executive Summary: 

Under Section 29 (1) of the Local Government Act 2009  Maranoa Regional Council has resolved to make various local laws and subordinate local laws.  Before making these local laws, Council must consult with the relevant government entities about the overall State interest in each of the proposed local laws.

 

 

Officers Recommendation:

 

For the purposes of Section 29(1) of the Local Government Act 2009, Maranoa Regional Council hereby resolves:-

 

(a)        to note the results of the consultation with relevant government entities about the overall State interest in the proposed “other” local laws of Council; and

(b)        to approve the details of how Council officers propose to address the issues raised by the relevant government entities; and

(c)        to amend Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2011 as follows –

(i)         section 4, footnote 2, ‘Land Regulation 1995’ –

omit, insert—

‘Land Regulation 2009’;

(ii)         section 11 —

omit, insert —

‘11        Compliance notice about a road or footpath crossing

(1)        The local government may give a compliance notice to a person who is the owner or occupier of land adjoining or adjacent to a road to do 1 or more of the following—

(a)        perform work on the land or the road;

(b)        construct a vehicle crossing to provide vehicular access between the land and the road to a standard specified by the local government in the compliance notice;

(c)        maintain or repair a vehicle crossing which provides vehicular access between the land and the road to a standard specified by the local government in the compliance notice if, in the opinion of an authorised person, the vehicle crossing—

(i)         is not effective for its intended purpose; or

(ii)         is causing a nuisance or poses a risk of a nuisance; or

(iii)        constitutes an actual or potential safety hazard;

(d)        alter a vehicle crossing, or construct a new or modified vehicle crossing between the land and the road to a standard specified by the local government in the compliance notice if, in the opinion of an authorised person, the vehicle crossing is no longer adequate having regard to—

(i)         the volume or nature of traffic using the vehicle crossing; or

(ii)         the manner in which the vehicle crossing is used by traffic; or

(iii)        changes in the use of the land to which the vehicle crossing provides access; or

(iv)        changes in the usual or expected standard of vehicle crossing provision in the relevant locality.

(2)        However, a compliance notice may only be given under subsection (1)(a) or (b) if the work to be carried out is required as a direct result of the intentional act or negligence of the person and, in the opinion of an authorised person, the work should be performed to—

(a)        protect public health, safety or amenity; or

(b)        prevent environmental harm or environmental nuisance; or

(c)        prevent interference with the safe movement of traffic or the safe use of a road.’.

(a)        to amend Local Law No. 6 (Operation of Saleyards) 2011 as follows—

(i)         section 6(1), ‘must’—

omit, insert—

‘must ’;

(ii)         section 8, heading, ‘stock’—

omit, insert—

‘stock ’;

(iii)        section 21, heading, ‘animals’—

omit, insert—

‘animals ’;

(iv)        section 21(1) ‘is of the opinion’—

omit, insert—

‘reasonably believes’;

(v)         section 22(4)—

omit;

(vi)        section 26(1), ‘deliberately or recklessly’—

omit, insert—

‘wilfully and unlawfully’;

(vii)       section 27(1)(b), before ‘damage’—

insert—

‘wilfully and unlawfully’;

(viii)       section 27(3)—

omit;

(ix)        section 28, footnote 1—

renumber as footnote 4;

(x)        section 33, footnotes 2 to 5 inclusive—

renumber as footnotes 5 to 8 inclusive;

(xi)        schedule, dictionary, definition prescribed fee, footnote 6—

renumber as footnote 9;

(xii)       schedule, dictionary, definition ‘saleyard’—

omit, insert—

‘saleyard means the saleyards and associated land and facilities acquired, provided, constructed, maintained or managed by the local government at which stock are—

(a)        sold or offered or exposed for sale; or

(b)        held or kept for the purpose of being sold or offered or exposed for sale; or

(c)        kept or held on sale; or

(d)        offered or exposed for exchange or disposal.’.

 

Footnotes

 

  See also section 22G of the Stock Act 1915.

  Refer also to the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001, which relevantly—

(a)           promotes the responsible care and use of animals; and

(b)           provides for standards for the care and use of animals; and

(c)           requires compliance with codes of practice; and

(d)           imposes a duty of care on persons in charge of animals.

The Act provides that compliance with a requirement of a code of practice which has been adopted by regulation under the Act is—

(a)           if the code is a compulsory code of practice—compulsory; or

(b)           if the code is a voluntary code of practice—promoted or voluntary.

A relevant document made by regulation as a voluntary code of practice is ‘Model code of practice for the welfare of animals — Animals at saleyards’, prepared for the Standing Committee on Agriculture, Animal Health Committee, published by CSIRO, 1991, SCA Technical Report Series No. 31.

 

 

Body of Report:

Under Section 29 (1) of the Local Government Act 2009  Maranoa Regional Council has resolved to make various local laws and subordinate local laws.  Before making these local laws, Council must consult with the relevant government entities about the overall State interest in each of the proposed local laws. 

 

The Department provided to Council a list of the relevant government entities with which Council is obliged to consult about the overall State interest in the proposed local laws pursuant to Section 29A of the Act and a letter was forwarded to each of the relevant government entities identified on the list.  Copy of the letter is attached for your information. 

 

Council only needed to consult with relevant government entities about the overall State interest of a proposed local law if the local law is other than a model local law or a subordinate local law. 

 

The government entities that were consulted about the State interest in the proposed local laws were:-

·    Queensland Health

·    Queensland Police

·    Queensland Rail

·    Department of Community Safety

·    Department of Education and Training

·    Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation

·    Department of Environment and Resource Management

·    Department of Transport and Main Roads

·    Department of Public Works

·    Queensland Water Commission

·    Department of Communities

·    Department of Justice and Attorney General

·    Department of Local Government and Planning

·    Queensland Treasury

 

All of the responses received from the relevant government entities were considered and alterations to the local laws were made where appropriate and necessary.  The responses have been addressed in the attached document – Details of consultation with relevant government entities about the overall State interest in the proposed local laws.

 

Consultation (internal/external):

James Neilsen, King & Company Solicitors

Matthew McGoldrick, Director of Corporate Services

Relevant Government entities as identified


 

Risk Assessment (Legal, Financial, Political etc.):

Political, Environmental and Regulatory.

Policy Implications:

Local Government Act 2009

Financial Resource Implications:

Administrative only

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.2.3(a) To implement Council’s governance policies and procedures in an evolving organisational environment whilst ensuring legislative relevance, consistency and fairness in application.

Supporting Documentation:

 

1View

Details of consultation with relevant Government

D11/19088

2View

Department of Education and Training - Overall State Interest in Proposed Local Laws

D11/19089

 

 

  


Attachment 1

Details of consultation with relevant Government

 

Details of consultation with relevant government entities about the overall State interest in the proposed local laws of the local government (other than proposed model local laws)

1.         Assistant Director, Strategic Policy, Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Local Law No. 6 (Operation of Saleyards) 2011

Section 21(1) has been amended so that the reasonable belief of the manager, rather than the opinion of the manager, that stock at the saleyard are diseased, is the determining consideration. 

The opinion in section 22(4) is no longer relevant as the provision has been omitted. 

Section 26(1) has been amended so that the relevant offence is wilfully and unlawfully breaking or damaging an improvement rather than deliberately or recklessly breaking or damaging an improvement. 

Section 27 does not contemplate strict liability because section 30 of Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2011 specifically provides that if a person is charged with an offence involving a contravention of a local law, it is a defence to prove that the person had a reasonable excuse for the contravention.

Section 27(1)(b) has been amended such that an offence is only committed where the damage to the building, fitting etc is caused wilfully and unlawfully. 

Section 27(3) has been omitted.  Council will refer public nuisance offences under section 6 of the Summary Offences Act 2005 to the Queensland Police Service. 

Whilst Council may give a direction under section 31, no offence will be committed if the defendant had a reasonable excuse for the contravention, for example, that the direction is not reasonable.  Refer to section 30 of Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2011.

2.         Assistant Cabinet Legislation and Liaison Officer, Strategic Policy Division, Department of Community Safety

Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2011

The Department has queries in relation to each of sections 7 and 8 of the local law.  The content of each of sections 7 and 8 of Council’s draft local law is identical to the content of each of sections 7 and 8 of Model Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2010.  Accordingly, Council does not propose to amend either of sections 7 or 8 of its draft local law.

Local Law No. 7 (Aerodromes) 2011

Section 7 creates an offence relating to parked vehicles on an aerodrome.  The Department requests the inclusion of an exemption for the driver of an emergency services vehicle when the vehicle is attending an emergency or attending an aerodrome for the purposes of a patient transfer.

Council will, by written notice (as is contemplated in section 7), permit the driver of an emergency services vehicle to park the vehicle or cause the vehicle to stand on an aerodrome when the vehicle is attending an emergency, or alternatively undertaking a patient transfer activity. 

Under section 8 of the local law, a person must not use a vehicle on an airside area unless authorised by an approval.  Council will grant an approval under the local law for the use of an emergency services vehicle on the airside area in emergency situations and for patient transfer purposes.  A one off approval will be issued by Council to address this issue whilst the local law remains current.

3.         Queensland Rail

Queensland Rail do not have any comments regarding the “other” local laws of Council.

4.         The Director, Evidence and Modelling, Strategy, Policy and Performance, Department of Communities

The Department has no comments about the proposed “other” local laws of Council.

5.         Legislation Officer, Government Services, Corporate Governance Division, Department of Transport and Main Roads

The Department does not have any comments to make about the proposed “other” local laws of Council.

6.         Transport Infrastructure and Government Services, Queensland Treasury

Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2011

In response to queries received from relevant government agencies, Council has revised the content of section 11.

Local Law No. 6 (Operation of Saleyards) 2011

Treasury considers that the expression “despite any rule of law which may otherwise lead to a contrary result” seeks to limit the rule of State and/or Commonwealth law.  Given the content of section 27 of the Local Government Act 2009, Council is not inclined to amend the provision. 

The Department suggests the amendment of section 22(4) dealing with the destruction of diseased dogs at the saleyard.  The provision has been omitted from the local law.

7.         Assistant Director, Legal Services, Department of Public Works

Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2011

The Department notes that section 11 could be onerous to the extent that it may require a person to carry out works simply because they are the owner of land adjoining or adjacent to a road.  The Department considers that this could be addressed by inserting a restriction relating to intentional acts or omissions of the relevant person.  Section 11 has, in response, been amended.

Local Law No. 6 (Operation of Saleyards) 2011

The Department notes that section 22 is potentially inconsistent with anti-discrimination legislation and may prevent entry to a saleyard by a person who requires an assistance dog.  Relevantly, section 8 of the Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs Act 2009 authorises a person with a disability who relies on a guide, hearing or assistance dog to reduce the person’s need for support to be accompanied by the guide, hearing or assistance dog in a public place despite any other Act, including the local law.  To the extent that the saleyard is a public place, no specific exemption for entry by an assistance dog is necessary.  Other Acts prohibit or restrict entry by animals to public places, for example, the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000.  The provision does not offend relevant anti-discrimination legislation.

Local Law No. 7 (Aerodromes) 2011

To the extent that section 12(5) may potentially be inconsistent with State legislation regarding police powers, the provision simply will not operate by virtue of section 27 of the Local Government Act 2009

8.         Senior Advisor, Local Government, Southern Region, Department of Local Government and Planning

Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2011

As a consequence of responses received from relevant government agencies, the content of section 11 of the local law has been revised.

Local Law No. 6 (Operation of Saleyards) 2011

Section 22(4) of the local law has been omitted.

Local Law No. 7 (Aerodromes) 2011

The Department queries the content of section 9(1)(a) on the basis that building legislation requires the owner of a building built after 1 April 1976 to ensure its use complies with its classification as stated in the last certificate of classification for the building.  Council has responded to the suggestion by removing from the provision any reference to a building or other structure.

9.         Strategic Projects and Planning (South), Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation

Local Law No. 6 (Operation of Saleyards) 2011

The Department advises that it supports the proposed “other” local laws of Council.

The Department has requested a number of specific amendments to Local Law No. 6 (Operation of Saleyards) 2011 and, in response, the local law has been amended.

 


Attachment 2

Department of Education and Training - Overall State Interest in Proposed Local Laws

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 July 2011

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 July 2011

Date: 14 July 2011

Item Number: 12.3

File Number: D11/19103

 

Subject Heading:                     Conversion of Term Lease 214830, Lot 44 on Y22110 to freehold

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Department of Environment and Resource Management

Location:                                           Lot 44 on Y22110

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Debbie Tully, Administration Manager

 

 

Executive Summary: 

The Department of Environment and Resource Management has received an application for conversion of Term Lease 214830 to freehold.  The Department is seeking Council’s views and / or requirements including any local non-indigenous cultural heritage values that should be considered.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council approve the conversion of Term Lease 214830 to freehold with the condition that the land is the land exclusively used for grazing purposes.

 

 

Body of Report:

 

Background

The Department of Environment and Resource Management has received an application from the current lessee of Term Lease 214830, Lot 44 on Y22110 to convert the lease to freehold.  The parcel of land is 1.42ha in size and is located on the outskirts of Yuleba on the northern side of the Yuleba Creek.  The current owner of this property is Janet Sykes.  This parcel of land is currently utilized for grazing purposes and it is proposed that this continues under extension of the agreement.

 

Discussions have been held with the Department of Environment and Resource Management as well as internally with Councils Officers.  Both parties can find no reason to object to the proposal of converting this term lease.

 

Consultation (internal/external):

Department of Environment and Resource Management

Risk Assessment (Legal, Financial, Political etc.):

Nil financial risk as the Department of Environment and Resource Management incur the costs involved with lease preparation.

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

Nil

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.2.3(a) To implement Council’s governance policies and procedures in an evolving organisational environment whilst ensuring legislative relevance, consistency and fairness in application.

Supporting Documentation:

 

1View

Smart map

D11/19102

 

 

  


Attachment 1

Smart map

 

 

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 July 2011

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 July 2011

Date: 14 July 2011

Item Number: 13.1

File Number: D11/19025

 

Subject Heading:                     Tender No. 11.37 - Roma Quarry - Crushing Contract

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                        

Location:                                           Roma Quarry

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Nicholas Kvassay, Acting Manager General Operations

 

 

Executive Summary: 

In relation to Contract 11/37 Crushing and Stockpiling of Various Quarry Product at Roma Quarry 7 Tenders have been received.

 

Due to very large price difference the highest 5 tenders were eliminated from detailed consideration and after further consideration of the remaining 2 tenders C&S Crushing and Screening are recommended as the successful tenderer.

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

Council award the contract to C&S Crushing and Screening in relation to Contract 11/37 Crushing and Stockpiling of Various Quarry Product at Roma Quarry for Separable Portion 1,2, and 3.

 

 

Body of Report:

 

Background

Following receipt and evaluation / assessment of the formal tender submissions from interested contractors for the Crushing and Stockpiling of Various Quarry Product at Roma Quarry Councils Engineering Services section of the Operations Department undertook a review of the prices, capabilities and checks of referees to determine the successful tenderer.

 

Pricing Information

Attachment A of this Officers Report details the relevant Contractors, quantity of products, mobilisation costs, and rate per tonne to produce subbase Portion No 1, Roadbase (Portion No 2) and Aggregate (Portion No 3).

 


Evaluation Summary

ROKS Quarry and Mining Services are the cheapest for the Subbase by 12 cents per tonne as compared to C&S but dearer by $2.18 for roadbase and $3.03 for Aggregate.

 

The main material that is in short supply currently is the roadbase.

Subbase and Aggregate will be produced if and when required

 

When considering the roadbase there is a saving of $328,000 if the contract is awarded to C&S as compared to ROKS Quarry and Mining Services.

 

The referees for C&S have been contacted by the writer and the Quarry Manager and both have confirmed that the company has produced excellent products, have good reliable machines, and they would be happy to utilise their services again.

 

Conclusion

It is therefore recommended that:

 

Council award the contract to C&S Crushing and Screening in relation to Contract 11/37 Crushing and Stockpiling of Various Quarry Product at Roma Quarry for Separable Portion 1,2, and 3.

 

Consultation (internal/external):

Stephen Mow, Acting, Director Operations

Dave Grace, Quarry Manager

Kevin Searle, Contracts Manager

Adrian Short, Plant Manager PJ&CM Ducats (Armidale)

Mike Porter, Process Manager – Armidale Dumaresq Council

Risk Assessment (Legal, Financial, Political etc.):

Nil

Policy Implications:

Recommendation as per Class C Purchases under the Maranoa Regional Council Purchasing Policy 2009.  Extract of this policy is as follows:

 

11.3 Class C Purchases – Over $150,000

Class C purchases are determined by Council decision.

 

·    Tenders must be invited in writing for the supply of goods or services specified in the Contract with a cost of more than $150,000;

·    Tenders must be advertised in newspapers as determined by the relevant Director the reserve prices will only be released when tenders are publicly opened.

·    Class C purchases shall be advertised for at least twenty-one (21) days; and

·    Detailed specifications of the contract must be prepared and must also include quality assurance requirements.


Financial Resource Implications:

This project will be funded from the Quarry Operations Budget and costs will be re-couped from the sale of the material to Council’s Operations or external customers.

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.5.5(a) To purchase all stock items in accordance with Council policy and procedures as may be determined from time to time.

Supporting Documentation:

 

1View

Schedule of Tenders and Prices

D11/19104

 

 

  


Attachment 1

Schedule of Tenders and Prices

 

 

Separable Portion No. 1

SUBBASE

 

Rate                               

Qty                                                

Nett Total                           

Mob & Demob    

Total Contract              

$/tonne

 

($/tonne excl.)

(tonne)

($)

($)

($)

($/tonne excl.)

ROKS Quarry and Mining Services

                               4.80

                        125,000

                        600,000

                          30,000

                        630,000

5.04

C & S Crushing and Screening

                               5.00

                        125,000

                        625,000

                          20,000

                        645,000

5.16

Whicon Pty Ltd

                               4.95

                        125,000

                        618,750

                          35,000

                        653,750

5.23

Glendun Plant Hire

                               6.25

                        125,000

                        781,250

                                    -  

                        781,250

6.25

SJ Crushing Pty Ltd

                               9.00

                        125,000

                    1,125,000

                                    -  

                    1,125,000

9.00

GLB Quarrying & Logistics Pty Ltd

                               9.55

                        125,000

                    1,193,750

                          74,000

                    1,267,750

10.14

Wagners

                               9.58

                        125,000

                    1,197,500

                          37,961

                    1,235,461

9.88

 


 

Separable Portion No. 2

ROADBASE

 

Rate                              

Qty                                                

Nett Total                           

Mob & Demob    

Total Contract              

$/tonne

 

($/tonne excl.)

(tonne)

($)

($)

($)

($/tonne excl.)

ROKS Quarry and Mining Services

9.00

                        150,000

                    1,350,000

                          50,000

                    1,400,000

9.33

C & S Crushing and Screening

7.00

                        150,000

                    1,050,000

                          22,000

                    1,072,000

7.15

Whicon Pty Ltd

9.25

                        150,000

                    1,387,500

                          40,000

                    1,427,500

9.52

Glendun Plant Hire

 …

 …

 …

 …

 …

SJ Crushing Pty Ltd

13.00

                        150,000

                    1,950,000

                                    -  

                    1,950,000

13.00

GLB Quarrying & Logistics Pty Ltd

11.31

                        150,000

                    1,696,500

                        104,000

                    1,800,500

12.00

Wagners

14.63

                        150,000

                    2,194,500

                          54,115

                    2,248,615

14.99

 


 

Separable Portion No. 3

AGGREGATE

 

Rate                              

Qty                                                

Nett Total                            

Mob & Demob    

Total Contract              

$/tonne

 

($/tonne excl.)

(tonne)

($)

($)

($)

($/tonne excl.)

ROKS Quarry and Mining Services

24.00

                          60,000

                    1,440,000

                          35,000

                    1,475,000

                             24.58

C & S Crushing and Screening

21.00

                          60,000

                    1,260,000

                          33,000

                    1,293,000

                             21.55

Whicon Pty Ltd

24.50

                          60,000

                    1,470,000

                          50,000

                    1,520,000

                             25.33

Glendun Plant Hire

 …

 …

 …

 …

 …

 …

SJ Crushing Pty Ltd

18.00

                          60,000

                    1,080,000

                                    -  

                    1,080,000

                             18.00

GLB Quarrying & Logistics Pty Ltd

22.76

                          60,000

                    1,365,600

                        104,000

                    1,469,600

                             24.49

Wagners

30.52

                          60,000

                    1,831,200

                          54,115

                    1,885,315

                             31.42

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 July 2011

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 July 2011

Date: 14 July 2011

Item Number: 13.2

File Number: D11/19037

 

Subject Heading:                     Tender No. 11.36 - Crushing and Stockpiling of Gravel Contract

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Operations Department

Location:                                          

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Kevin  Searle, Contracts Manager

 

 

Executive Summary:

Tenders were called for the Crushing and Stockpiling of Gravel as part of the Flood Recovery program and closed on 14 June 2011. Nine tenders have been received.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

That Council accept the tender from Glendun Plant Hire for the crushing and stockpiling of 142,000 tonne of gravel at various pits within the region for $6.25 per tonne plus GST for a total price of $887,500 plus GST.

 

 

Body of Report:

Background

Following receipt and evaluation / assessment of the formal tender submissions from interested contractors for the Crushing and Stockpiling of Gravel at various pits, Engineering Services section of the Operations Department undertook a review of the prices, capabilities and checks of referees to determine the successful tenderer.

 

Pricing Information

Attachment A of this Officers Report details the relevant Contractors, quantity of gravel, and rate per tonne to crush and stockpile gravel.

 

Evaluation Summary

C&S Crushing and Screening Pty Ltd were the lowest, however on the 28 June 2011 they requested an increase of $1.20 plus GST per tonne in their tendered rate to include a primary crusher, and an additional transportation fee. This places them as the third lowest, with Glendun Plant Hire being the lowest tenderer.  Glendun Plant Hire is currently working for Maranoa Regional Council at the Roma Quarry crushing subbase material and their performance to date has been satisfactory.

 

Conclusion

It is therefore recommended:

 

That Council accept the tender from Glendun Plant Hire for the crushing and stockpiling of 142,000 tonne of gravel at various pits within the region for $6.25 per tonne plus GST for a total price of $887,500 plus GST.

 

Consultation (internal/external):

Stephen Mow, Director of Operations (Acting)

Dave Grace, Quarry Manager

Nick Kvassay, General Operations Manager, Relieving

 

Mr Glen Neil, Director, Neil Earthmoving

Mr Buck Holm, Project Manager, Whitehaven Mining

Risk Assessment (Legal, Financial, Political etc.):

Nil

Policy Implications:

Recommendation as per Class C Purchases under the Maranoa Regional Council Purchasing Policy 2009.  Extract of this policy is as follows:

 

11.3 Class C Purchases – Over $150,000

Class C purchases are determined by Council decision.

 

·    Tenders must be invited in writing for the supply of goods or services specified in the Contract with a cost of more than $150,000;

·    Tenders must be advertised in newspapers as determined by the relevant Director the reserve prices will only be released when tenders are publicly opened.

·    Class C purchases shall be advertised for at least twenty-one (21) days; and

·    Detailed specifications of the contract must be prepared and must also include quality assurance requirements.

 

Financial Resource Implications:

This project will be funded from the Flood Recovery Project and costs will be re-couped from the Flood Recovery Project.

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.5.5(a) To purchase all stock items in accordance with Council policy and procedures as may be determined from time to time.

Supporting Documentation:

 

1View

Gravel Contract - Tenders and Prices

D11/19106

 

 

  


Attachment 1

Gravel Contract - Tenders and Prices

 

 

Tenderer

Description

Qty (T)

Rate P/T

Nett Total

GST

Gross Total

Additional

Comparison

 Rockcycle Crushing Pty Ltd

Balgownie Pit

55,000Tn

$7.00

$385,000.00

$38,500.00

$423,500.00

 

 

 

Kooyong Pit

29,000Tn

$7.00

$203,000.00

$20,300.00

$233,300.00

 

 

Mt Bindango Pit

46,000Tn

$7.00

$322,000.00

$32,200.00

$354,200.00

$994,000.00

 

Slate Hill Pit

12,000Tn

$7.00

$84,000.00

$8,400.00

$92,400.00

 

 

SJ Crushing Pty Ltd

Balgownie Pit

55,000Tn

$10.40

$572,000.00

$57,200.00

$629,200.00

 

 

 

Kooyong Pit

29,000Tn

$10.40

$301,600.00

$30,160.00

$331,760.00

 

 

Mt Bindango Pit

46,000Tn

$10.40

$478,400.00

$478,840.00

$525,800.00

$1,476,800.00

 

Slate Hill Pit

12,000Tn

$10.40

$124,800.00

$12,480.00

$137,280.00

 

 

Whicon Pty Ltd

Balgownie Pit

55,000Tn

$6.50

$357,500.00

$35,750.00

$393,250.00

 

 

 

Kooyong Pit

29,000Tn

$7.50

$217,500.00

$21,750.00

$239,250.00

 

 

Mt Bindango Pit

46,000Tn

$6.25

$287,500.00

$28,750.00

$316,250.00

$946,500.00

 

Slate Hill Pit

12,000Tn

$7.00

$84,000.00

$8,400.00

$92,400.00

 

 

Roks Quarry and Mining  Pty Ltd

Balgownie Pit

55,000Tn

$6.00

$330,000.00

$33,000.00

$363,000.00

 

 

 

Kooyong Pit

29,000Tn

$7.00

$203,000.00

$20,300.00

$223,300.00

 

 

Mt Bindango Pit

46,000Tn

$6.00

$276,000.00

$27,600.00

$303,600.00

$902,000.00

 

Slate Hill Pit

12,000Tn

$7.75

$93,000.00

$9,300.00

$102,300.00

 

 

Glendun Plant Hire

Balgownie Pit

55,000Tn

$6.25

$343,750.00

$34,375.00

$378,125.00

 

 

 

Kooyong Pit

29,000Tn

$6.25

$181,250.00

$18,125.00

$199,375.00

 

 

 

Mt Bindango Pit

46,000Tn

$6.25

$287,500.00

$28,750.00

$316,250.00

 

$887,500.00

 

Slate Hill Pit

12,000Tn

$6.25

$75,000.00

$7,500.00

$82,500.00

 

 

Kinjff Earthmoving

Balgownie Pit

55,000Tn

$10.50

$577,500.00

$57,750.00

$635,250.00

 

 

 

Kooyong Pit

29,000Tn

$10.50

$304,500.00

$30,450.00

$334,950.00

 

 

Mt Bindango Pit

46,000Tn

$10.50

$483,000.00

$48,300.00

$531,300.00

$1,488,000.00

 

Slate Hill Pit

12,000Tn

$10.50

$123,000.00

$12,600.00

$138,600.00

 

 

Ostwald Bros Pty Ltd

Balgownie Pit

55,000Tn

$7.04

$387,200.00

$3,872.00

$391,072.00

 

 

 

Kooyong Pit

29,000Tn

$7.04

$204,160.00

$2,041.60

$206,201.60

 

 

Mt Bindango Pit

46,000Tn

$7.04

$323,840.00

$3,238.40

$327,078.40

$999,680.00

 

Slate Hill Pit

12,000Tn

$7.04

$84,480.00

$844.80

$85,324.80

 

 

Wagner's

Balgownie Pit

55,000Tn

$10.13

$557,044.08

$55,704.41

$612,748.49

 

 

 

Kooyong Pit

29,000Tn

$9.87

$286,100.28

$28,610.03

$314,710.31

 

 

Mt Bindango Pit

46,000Tn

$9.78

$449,710.79

$44,971.08

$494,681.87

$1,415,344.92

 

Slate Hill Pit

12,000Tn

$10.21

$122,489.77

$12,248.98

$134,738.75

 

 

C&S crushing and screening

Balgownie Pit

55,000Tn

$5.00

$275,000.00

$27,500.00

$302,500.00

Extra $1.2/T (+GST) + est/dis $41000 (+GST)

 

 

Kooyong Pit

29,000Tn

$5.00

$145,000.00

$14,500.00

$159,500.00

 

 

Mt Bindango Pit

46,000Tn

$5.00

$230,000.00

$23,000.00

$253,000.00

$921,400.00

 

Slate Hill Pit

12,000Tn

$5.00

$60,000.00

$6,000.00

$66,000.00

 

 

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 July 2011

Officer Report

Meeting: General  13 July 2011

Date: 14 July 2011

Item Number: 14.1

File Number: D11/19162

 

Subject Heading:                     Development Application for Material Change of Use - Store Facility (Motor Vehicle Storage)

Classification:                                  Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         Graham Armitage C/ - Murray & Associates Pty Ltd

Location:                                           61 Hawthorne Street, Roman (Lot 3 on RP71290)

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Danielle Pearn, Assistant Planning & Development Officer

 

 

Executive Summary:

Graham Armitage seeks approval for a Material Change of Use to establish a Storage Facility (Motor vehicle storage) at 61 Hawthorne Street, Roma. 

 

Council granted preliminary approval to utilise the land for the purpose of a Storage Facility, Caretaker’s Residence and office on 10 July 2008.  This application seeks a development permit for a Storage Facility only.

 

The application is subject to Impact Assessment against the relevant provisions of Roma Town Planning Scheme 2006.  Public Notification was carried out from 13/05/2011 - 03/06/2011.  One submission was received during this period.  The content of this submission relates to a licensing matter that is irrelevant to the land use assessment.

 

The proposed development is a small scale activity that does not compromise the Desired Environmental Outcomes (DEOs) or Urban Area Code contained in the Roma Town Planning Scheme 2006.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation: 

The application for Material Change of Use – “Storage Facility” (motor vehicle storage) on land situated at 61 Hawthorne Street, Roma, described as Lot 3 on RP71290, be approved subject to the conditions in Attachment 1.

 

Conditions of Approval imposed by Maranoa Regional Council as Assessment Manager for Material Change of Use – “Storage Facility” (Motor Vehicle Storage) at 61 Hawthorne Street, Roma, described as Lot 3 on RP71290

 

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 – “Storage Facility” (Motor Vehicle Storage) generally in accordance with the approved site plan: drawing reference: 41202 Rev B dated 11/03/2011.

 

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

 

5.      All landscaping, streetscaping, vehicular access, parking, roads, bikeways, footpaths and related items 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) Schedule 2: “Standards for Roads, Car Parking, Access and Manoeuvring Areas” (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.

 

6.      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.

 

Stormwater and Drainage

7.      Stormwater must not be allowed to pond on the property being developed during the development process and after 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.

 

8.      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.

 

9.      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 development have been completed.

 

10.    The 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.

 

11.    Soil erosion and sediment is controlled in accordance with Schedule 6: “Standards for Stormwater Drainage”.

 

Erosion Control

12.    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.

 

13.    During construction, soil erosion and sediment is to be managed in accordance with Schedule 7: “Standards for Construction Activity”

 

Services Provisions

14.    Connection to Council’s reticulated sewerage system to be undertaken in accordance with Schedule 5: “Standards for Sewerage Supply”, at no cost to Council.

 

15.    Connection to Council’s reticulated water supply system, up to and including a water meter, to be undertaken at no cost to Council.  

 

16.    If the premises is connected to a telecommunications reticulation 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).

 

17.    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 EDROC Standards Manual 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.

 

Rubbish Collection

18.    At all times 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.

 

19.    All bins shall be shielded from the view of travelling public and neighbours.

 

Car parking, Access & Manoeuvring

20.    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.

 

21.    The driveway crossover from Hawthorne Street shall be constructed in accordance with IPWEA Standard Drawing R-0050 (rev C dated 6/1/00) – minimum width ‘W’ = 3.0 metres.  Vehicle cross-over splays to extend from 3m wide at property boundary in Hawthorne Street to the line and level set by Council. 

 

22.    Vehicle manoeuvring areas must be provided on-site to ensure that all vehicles can enter and leave the site in a forward direction.

 

23.    Onsite car parking to be provided in accordance with the approved site plan: drawing reference: 41202 Rev B, dated 11/03/2011 and Schedule 2 - Standards for Roads, Car parking, Access and manoeuvring Areas.

 

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

 

Landscaping

25.    Landscaping is be provided with a minimum width of 3  metres adjacent to the front boundary of the site and 1.5 metres adjacent to all other site boundaries, excluding the site area occupied by the building and vehicle manoeuvring area.

 

26.    Vegetation is to have a mature height of at least 3 metres within 5 years of planing, unless planted under electricity lines where the mature height must not exceed 3 metres.

 

27.    Ground covers should fully cover the vegetation strip within 1 year of planting.

 

Avoiding Nuisance

28.    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.

 

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

 

30.    Any airconditioning, generator, refrigeration, pump, exhaust, fans, or other equipment must be acoustically screened to ensure noise levels do not exceed 5dB  above the background noise level.

 

31.    During the establishment of the approved development, no nuisance is to be caused to adjoining properties and occupiers by the way of smoke, dust, rubbish, contaminant, stormwater discharge or siltation at any time, including non-working hours.

 

Advertising Signs

32.    No advertising devices of any form are to be erected on the property without the prior consent of Council.

 

No Cost to Council

33.    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.

 

34.    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.

 

35.    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

36.    This development approval permits the storage of a maximum of two motor vehicles associated with the activity.

 

37.    No servicing of vehicles is to be carried out onsite.

 

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

 

 

Body of Report:

Graham Armitage has made application for a development permit for a Material Change of Use to establish a “Storage Facility” on land described as Lot 3 on RP71290, situated at 61 Hawthorne Street, Roma.

 

On 10 July 2008 Council granted preliminary approval for a Material Change of Use to establish a Storage Facility, Caretaker’s Residence and office on the subject land. 

 

SPA defines a development approval as:

(a) a decision notice or a negotiated decision notice that—

(i) approves, wholly or partially, development applied for in a development application (whether or not the approval has conditions attached to it); and

(ii) is in the form of a preliminary approval, a development permit or an approval combining both a preliminary approval and a development permit in the one approval; or

(b) a deemed approval, including any conditions applying to it.

 

Section 241 of SPA states:

(1) A preliminary approval

(a) approves development, but does not authorise assessable development to take place; and

(b) approves development—

(i) to the extent stated in the approval; and

(ii) subject to the conditions of the approval.

 

To this extent, a preliminary approval, that has not lapsed, is deemed to be an approval given for an aspect of development.  As it does not authorise that aspect of development to take place, a development permit is required under s.243 of SPA.  Conditions attached to approvals cannot be changed unless applied for and the assessment of any application must, under s.313(3) and s.(314(3) of SPA which includes preliminary approvals, consider any existing approvals. 

 

It should be noted there is no provision under SPA or the Local Government Act to rescind a valid planning approval.

 

The applicant has advised Council that they have no immediate intentions to establish an office or Caretaker’s residence on the subject land and therefore this development application comprises only a Storage Facility. 

 

The subject site is situated within the Residential Zone and comprises an area of 1012m2.  The land is currently occupied by a residential outbuilding, 132m2 in floor area and a garden shed.  The site adjoins a number of residential properties, occupied by single detached dwellings, to the north and west.  Adjoining the site to the south is the railway corridor and on the opposite side of Hawthorne Street to the east, is a storage yard.

 

The development proposal seeks to legalise the use of the existing residential outbuilding as a Storage Facility.   The use of the premises will involve the operation of a small scale limousine service offering local residents of Roma and surrounding areas, an alternative form of transportation for special occasions and events.  The service will not attract visitors to the site as the limousine will collect clients from their chosen point of pick up and deliver them to their desired destination.  The activity will be conducted by a sole operator and hours of operation determined and tailored on a demand basis. 

 

The existing outbuilding is located at the rear of the allotment.  Approval for an additional 7 metre wide by 15 metre long awning attached to the front of the outbuilding, is also sought by this application. 

 

Vehicular access to the site will be obtained via a single driveway crossover from Hawthorne Street.  Sufficient manoeuvring space is provided at the front of the outbuilding enabling the limousine to exit the site in forward gear.

 

Landscaping will be established along the frontage of the site and adjacent to the site boundaries that adjoin residential land uses.

 

Definition of Use and Assessment Status:

 

The Roma Town Planning Scheme defines the use as “Storage Facility” meaning:  premises used for the storage of goods, including the selling of these goods by wholesale.  The term includes storage activities such as a builder’s yard or construction contractor’s yard, a truck, vehicle or plant parking depot.  The term also includes the following activities when carried out in connection with a storage activity:

(a) The work of administration or accounting; and

(b) The garaging or routine servicing of vehicles associated with the conduct of the storage activity.

 

The application is subject to Impact Assessment and assessed against the relevant provisions of the planning scheme.  Public Notification was carried out from 13 May 2011 to 3 June 2011. 

 

Assessment against the Planning Scheme:

 

The Desired Environmental Outcomes (DEOs) are based on ecological sustainability

established by Sustainable Planning Act 2009, and are the basis for the measures of the planning scheme. The DEOs are examined below:

 

(a) Environment

 

a)   The areas of high scenic amenity, remnant vegetation, wetlands, fauna habitats and wildlife corridors and regionally significant open space in the town are protected.

 

The proposed development will not result in the removal of any significant vegetation and will not adversely impact on any environmentally significant areas.

 

b)   Places, areas or sites identified as being susceptible to land degradation, including contamination, erosion, salinity and landslip, are protected and further degradation is minimised.

 

The development site is not identified as being susceptible to land degradation.

 

c)   Ecological sustainability is achieved by maintaining and improving biodiversity, water and air quality.

 

The proposed development is situated in an established urban area and will not result in the removal of any vegetation that is identified as being of state significance.  The development will not adversely impact on biodiversity or air quality and will be conditioned to incorporate appropriate stormwater disposal measures to maintain water quality.

 

d)   Places of historical and indigenous cultural heritage and social significance are protected, maintained and enhanced.

 

The site is not identified as, or located in proximity to a place of historical, cultural or social significance. 

 

(b) Economic

 

a)   Business and commercial development shall be located within the Commercial Zone to promote and strengthen the existing central Business District.

 

The subject site is situated within the Residential Zone, a short distance from the Commercial Zone and Town Central Business District (CBD).  The use of the premises for the operation of a small scale limousine service and ancillary administration activities will not result in visitors attending the site.  The premises will be utilised for the storage of the limousine whilst not in use.  The development proposal is a low intensity activity and will not adversely impact on the operation of the Central Business District as the major commercial district. 

 

b)   The Central Business District (CBD) or inner core of the commercial Zone is intended to contain the more intensive commercial uses.  Entertainment facilities and tourist accommodation will also be favoured within and adjacent to the CBD to provide a central focus of activity and promote vitality after office hours.

 

The proposed development is for the operation of a small scale business that will not involve clients attending the site.  Given the low intensity of the use it is not necessary for the development to be located in the town CBD and therefore prime commercial sites may be occupied by more intensive commercial uses.

 

c)   Beautification and improved parking facilities will enhance the efficiency, attractions and vitality of the Town CBD.

 

The proposed development is located a short distance from the Town CDB and will incorporate site landscaping to maintain and contribute to the improvement of the local amenity.  The development site contains ample space for onsite car parking however given the limousine will collect clients and deliver them to their desired destination, on site car parking is not imperative to the operation of the business.

 

d)   Tourism will be promoted with significant economic and social benefits to the town as a regional centre with close association with the oil and gas industry and the proximity of the Carnarvon National Park.

 

The proposed development does not involve a tourist activity.  The development will provide an alternative form of transportation for residents of Roma and the surrounding areas, resulting in both economic and social benefits to the region. 

 

e)   Industry, business and employment opportunities are improved and appropriately located to service the community and region, and encourage economic activity within the local area.

 

The proposed development is a small scale business that is centrally located within the town.  The development will provide a transportation service to the residents of Roma and surrounding areas, encouraging economic activity within the local area.

 

(c)  Community Well-Being & Lifestyle

 

a)   Convenient access to roads and services is achieved through well located land uses and the efficient use and timely provision of infrastructure such as water, sewerage and roads walkways and cycling facilities.

 

The development site is located in an established urban area with convenient access to roads, services and appropriate infrastructure.

                                                                                                 

b)   Infrastructure networks such as road and rail, water cycle and electricity infrastructure are protected from encroachment by sensitive land uses which may adversely affect or limit the normal operation of that infrastructure.

 

The proposed development is not located in proximity to water cycle or electricity infrastructure networks.  Although the subject site adjoins the railway corridor, the development is for the operation of a small scale transportation service that will not result in visitors attending the site.  Given the low intensity of the use, it is not expected to result in an excessive amount of vehicle movements for the locality and will not adversely impact on the function and operation of the local road and rail networks in the vicinity of the site.  

 

The application was referred to the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) for concurrence agency assessment due to the proximity of the site in relation railway corridor.  The DTMR advised it has no requirements for the proposed development.

 

c)    Rural residential and urban residential development occurs in distinct localities that provide a sense of community, amenity, services, and a safe, affordable living environment, whilst maintaining the rural amenity of the Town Area.

 

The proposed Storage Facility is located in a residential area in close proximity to the Commercial Zone and Town CBD.  The site is adversely impacted upon by noise from the railway corridor and therefore has decreased levels of residential amenity.   The proposed use is considered less susceptible to the impacts of the rail corridor than a residential use.   The small scale of the development will not adversely affect the rural amenity of the Town Area.

 

d)   The adverse effects from natural and other hazards, including bushfires are minimised.

 

The site is situated in an established urban area and is not identified as being susceptible to bushfire or other hazards.

 

e)   The range of housing types, services and facilities meets the needs of the community and other uses.

 

The proposal is for Storage Facility and does not involve a residential use. 

 

f)     Community well being is not compromised by inappropriate development that impacts upon noise levels, traffic volume, lighting levels, local amenity.

 

The small scale and intensity of the proposed development is not expected to adversely impact on the residential amenity of adjoining and nearby residential land uses.   The development site is adversely impacted upon by the adjoining rail corridor which decreases the residential amenity of the locality.  The proposed Storage Facility is considered less susceptible to impacts of the rail corridor than a residential activity.  It is anticipated the limousine service will cater for special occasions and events on a demand basis and will not result in a high level of vehicle movements as clients will not attend the site. 

 

The development incorporates solid screen fencing and landscaping along the northern, eastern and western boundaries of the site to minimise potential adverse impacts on the residential amenity of the area. 

 

Overall Outcomes for Urban Area Code

The Overall Outcomes and relevant Performance Criteria of the Urban Area Code are examined below:

 

a)    Roma is a focus for a range of business, industrial, tourist, community and recreational activity in the local government area.

 

The proposed development will contribute to the range of business activities within region.

 

b)    Business and commercial development is located primarily in the CBD to provide central and accessible services to the local government area.

 

The proposal is for a small scale Storage Facility in the Residential Zone.  The development will not adversely impact on the operation of the Central Business District as the major commercial district. 

 

c)    The residential and heritage character and amenity of the Urban Area is retained.

 

Landscaping will be established along the side and rear boundaries of the property that adjoin residential land uses.  Further landscaping will be provided at the frontage of the site to maintain the amenity of the locality.   The proposal is for a low intensity use and will not adversely impact on local amenity. 

 

d)    Safe and convenient access for pedestrians and cyclists is maintained and enhanced.

 

The proposed development is of low intensity and will not generate substantial traffic volumes into and out of the site.  A single driveway crossover will provide access to the site from Hawthorne Street and onsite vehicle manoeuvring areas will allow the limousine to enter and leave the development site in forward.  The proposed development will therefore maintain safe and convenient access for pedestrians and cyclists in the locality.

 

e)    Residential (including Rural Residential) development occurs where there is no adverse impact on Good Quality Agricultural Land.

 

The proposed development is for a small scale Storage Facility in an established urban area.  The development site is not located in proximity to Good Quality Agricultural Land.

 

f)     Residential development is buffered from the existing and proposed road and rail corridors to minimise any detrimental impact.

 

The proposed development is for a business activity and is located adjacent to the railway corridor.  Although located in the Residential Zone the proposed use is less susceptible to the impacts of the railway corridor than a residential activity.  Given the low intensity of the proposed use it is considered an appropriate use of the subject site.

 

g)    Residential development accommodates a range of housing types and allotment sizes, and provides a safe and pleasant living environment, with adequate access to community services and is located in the residential preferred areas shown on the Urban Area Maps in the appendices.

 

The development proposal involves the operation of a small scale business in an established residential area.  The development site has decreased levels of residential amenity due to the adjoining rail corridor.  The proposed use is considered less susceptible to the impacts of noise generated from the rail corridor than a residential activity and the small scale nature of the development is not expected to compromise the living environment for surrounding residents. 

 

h)    The expansion of residential development occurs in areas where it is most cost effective to supply physical infrastructure, such as water, sewerage, roads and electricity.

 

The proposed development does not involve a residential activity. 

 

i)     Efficient and equitable access to social infrastructure, such as schools, neighbourhood shopping, community services, public transport services, and parks are provided in residential areas.

 

The proposal is for a small scale business activity and will not impact on the efficient and equitable access to social infrastructure in residential areas.

 

j)     Industrial development is located in the Industrial Zone of the town (see maps in appendices).

 

The proposal is for a small scale Storage Facility and does not involve industrial development. 

 

k)    Impacts of industrial uses are required to be within acceptable limits and uses are undertaken in a sustainable manner consistent with the amenity and character of the area concerned.

 

The development proposal does not involve an industrial activity and will not result in the creation of noise, dust or odour.

 

l)     Small scale business, community and emergency services are provided for the needs of the local community.

 

The proposed development is for a small scale limousine service offering residents of Roma and surrounding areas, an alternative form of transportation for special occasions and events. 

 

m)  All Areas other than the Commercial Zone are protected from shopping centre and other forms of commercial development.

 

The development proposal is for a low intensity Storage Facility situated in the Residential Zone.  The development site is located in close proximity to the Commercial Zone and has reduced levels of residential amenity due to the adjoining rail corridor.  The operation of the proposed limousine service does not involve visitors attending the site and will not result in substantial traffic movements into and out of the site.  The small scale nature of the development will not adversely impact on the residential amenity of the locality.


 

Urban Area Code

 

Performance Criteria

Assessment responses

A.  A. For all the Town Zone

1. Infrastructure

PC 1 Electricity

Premises are provided with a supply of electricity adequate for the activity.

The proposed development is in an established urban area with access to electrical infrastructure.

PC 2 Water Supply

Premises are provided with an adequate volume and supply of water for the activity.

The proposed development is in an established urban area with reticulated water supply available.

PC 3 Effluent Disposal

To ensure that public health and environmental values are preserved, all premises provide for the treatment and disposal of effluent and other waste water.

The proposed development is in an established urban area with reticulated sewerage available.

PC 4 Stormwater/Inter-Allotment Drainage

Stormwater is collected and discharged so as to:

(a) protect the stability of buildings or the use adjacent land;

(b) prevent the waterlogging of nearby land; and

(c) protect and maintain environmental values.

Stormwater/inter-allotment drainage will be collected and discharged in accordance with Schedule 6: “Standards for Stormwater Drainage”.

PC 5 Vehicle Access

Vehicle access is provided to a standard appropriate for the use.

A single driveway crossover will provide access to the development site from Hawthorne Street.  

 

The low intensity of the propose use will result in minimal traffic movements to and from the site and will not adversely impact on the function and operation of Hawthorne Street as a local access street. 

PC 6 Density

The density of residential activities does not impact adversely on the residential amenity of the town.

Not Applicable - The proposed development is for Storage Facility.

PC 7 Parking and Manoeuvring

Vehicle parking and service vehicle provision is adequate for the use whilst ensuring both safe and functional operation for motorists and pedestrians.

The development proposal incorporates two onsite car parking spaces in addition to the limousine parking area inside the shed in accordance with the requirements of Schedule 2 - Standards for Roads, Car parking, Access and manoeuvring Areas.  Given the proposed use will not involve clients attending the site, these additional car parking spaces are not imperative to the operation of the proposed use. 

PC 8 Roads

All weather road access is provided between the premises and the existing road network.

Not Applicable – The proposal does not include the provision of new road infrastructure.  All weather access, car parking and manoeuvring areas will provided.

PC 9 State Controlled Roads

State Controlled Roads are maintained and enhanced as a link between major centres.

The proposed development is not contiguous to a State controlled road and will not impact on its function as a link between major centres

PC 10 Development Adjacent to State Controlled Roads

Development adjacent to State Controlled Roads is located to ensure safe and efficient use of the highway and maintain the integrity of the highway as a commuter link.

Not Applicable - The development site is not located adjacent to a State controlled road.

 

PC 11 Noise Sensitive Development

Noise sensitive developments (residential, education and community) must ensure that road traffic noise levels are appropriately managed to achieve acceptable levels of amenity.

Not Applicable – The development proposal is not for a noise sensitive activity and will not be adversely impacted upon by road traffic noise levels.  

PC 12 Development in the Vicinity of Aerodrome

Development

(a) does not adversely affect the operation of the aerodrome;

(b) is designed and located to achieve a suitable standard of amenity for the proposed activity; and

(c)  does not restrict the future operational demands of the aerodrome.

Not Applicable - The proposed development is not in the vicinity of the aerodrome.

PC 13 Development in the Vicinity of Aerodrome

The development of premises does not cause an obstruction or other potential hazard to aircraft movement associated with the aerodrome by way of:

(a) the physical intrusion of buildings or other structures into the Obstacle Limitation Surface;

(b) attracting birds or bats to the area which could cause or contribute to bird strike hazard;

(c)  providing very bright lighting or lighting similar to aerodrome lighting which can distract or confuse pilots;

(d) interfering with navigation or communication facilities;

(e) emissions that may affect pilot visibility or aircraft operations; or

(f)   transient intrusions into the aerodromes operation space.

Not Applicable - The proposed development is not in the vicinity of the aerodrome.

PC 14 Gas and Oil Pipelines

Buildings are located at an appropriate distance from pipelines to ensure community safety and operation of the use is not compromised.

The subject site is located at an appropriate distance from pipelines.

PC 15 Refuse Tips and Effluent Treatment Plants

Premises are located at an appropriate distance from refuse tips and effluent treatment plants to ensure community safety and operation of the uses are not compromised.

The subject site is not in the vicinity of refuse tips or effluent treatment plants.

PC 16 Rail Corridors

Development is at an appropriate distance from the rail corridor so as not to prejudice safety, speed or intended role of the existing and proposed rail corridors.

 

The development site is situated adjacent to the railway corridor.  The use of the premises for the purpose of a Storage Facility will be a small scale operation that will not involve clients attending the site and will not prejudice the integrity of the railway corridor. 

 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads as a Concurrence Agency assessed the impact of the development on the railway corridor and advised it has no requirements for the development.

PC 17 Noise Attenuation

Development adjoining the rail corridor is protected from the impact of noise.

The proposed Storage facility will be utilised for the operation of a small scale limousine service which is considered less susceptible to the impacts of the adjoining rail corridor than a residential use which would be consistent with the intent of the site zoning.   

2. Environment

PC 18 Watercourses

Development ensures the maintenance of riparian areas and water quality including protection from off-site transfer of sediment.

Not Applicable – The site is not located in proximity to any watercourses.

PC 19 Protected Areas

Development is undertaken to ensure areas of significant biodiversity and habitat value are protected.

Not Applicable – The proposed development is not located in close proximity to any areas of significant biodiversity and habitat value.

PC 20 Flooding

Premises are designed and located so as:

(a) not to adversely impacted upon by flooding;

(b) to protect life and property; and

(c) not to have an undesirable impact of the extent and magnitude of flooding.  

Not Applicable – The development site is not subject to flooding.

PC 21 Air Emissions

Air emissions from premises do not cause environmental harm or nuisance to adjoining properties or sensitive land uses.

The proposed development will not cause environmental harm or nuisance from air emissions.

PC 22 Noise Emissions

Noise emissions from premises do not cause environmental harm or nuisance to adjoining properties or sensitive land uses.

The proposed Storage Facility will be utilised for the storage of the limousine whilst not in use.  Given the development will not involve clients attending the site, the use is expected to result in minimal noise emissions.  Further, the development site has decreased levels of residential amenity due to noise generated from the adjacent rail corridor.

PC 23 Water Quality

The standard of effluent and/or stormwater runoff from premises ensures the quality of surface water is suitable for:

(a) the biological integrity of aquatic ecosystems;

(b) recreational use;

(c) supply as drinking water after minimal treatment;

(d) agricultural use; or

Industrial use; and

(e) Minimises nuisance or harm to adjoining land owners.

Water quality is not expected to be affected from this development.  Conditions of approval will require appropriate stormwater disposal measures to be implemented to maintain water quality.

PC 24 Excavation and Filling

Excavation and filling of land ensures:

(a) that both the amenity and safety of users of the site and adjacent land holdings; and

(b) soil erosion is kept to a minimum with remedial works.

Not Applicable – The proposal will not involve excavation or filling.

PC 25 Construction Activities

Both erosion control and silt collection measures are undertaken so as to ensure protection of environmental values during construction.

Conditions of approval will require erosion and sediment control measures to be conducted on site during any works associated with the establishment of the proposed development.

PC 26 Bushfire Hazard Area

Development maintains the safety of people and property by avoiding areas of high or Medium Bushfire hazard or mitigating the risk through:

(a) the siting of buildings ensuring setbacks from hazardous vegetation are maximised and elements lease susceptible to fire are sited closest to the bushfire hazard; and

(b) the provision of firebreaks to ensure adequate setbacks between Buildings, structures and Hazardous vegetation.

The proposed development is located in an established urban area and is not situated within a High or Medium Bushfire Hazard area.

PC 27 Character Buildings

Development adjacent to buildings identified as heritage or character buildings within Schedule 9 incorporates design features, materials and details that blend with the existing character of the adjoining buildings and/or place.

Not Applicable – The development site is not located in proximity to buildings identified as heritage or character buildings.

PC 20 Cultural Heritage

The significance of known places of indigenous and/or cultural heritage value is retained.

Not Applicable – The development site is not in proximity to known places of indigenous and/or cultural heritage value.

B.  B. For the Residential Zone

PC29-33

Not Applicable – The subject site is not for Residential Development.

For Non Residential Activities located in the Residential Zone.

PC 34 Location

Non Residential Activities are located so as:

(a) Not to impact adversely on the residential amenity of the residential Zone;

(b) Not to prejudice the consolidation of like non residential activities in other more appropriate areas; and

(c)  Not to prejudice the landscape values of the town.

The development site is adversely impacted upon by noise from the adjacent railway corridor which has resulted in low levels of residential amenity.  The development is expected to result in minimal noise emissions and would be less susceptible to the impacts of the rail corridor than a residential activity.

 

The existing outbuilding is located in the rear corner of the site approximately 3 metres from the northern boundary, a minimum of 1.5 metres from the rear boundary and 200mm from the boundary adjoining the railway corridor.  The siting of the shed maximises the buffer between residential land uses to the north of the site whilst allowing for a future caretaker’s residence/dwelling to be established at the front of the property.

 

The development is a low intensity activity that will not result in clients attending the site.  Given the nature of the use it is not necessary for it to be located in the commercial area or town CBD and therefore it will not prejudice the consolidation of other like non-residential uses in other areas.

 

The development will incorporate landscaping which will provide a buffer between the adjoining residential land uses and contribute to the landscape values of the town.

PC 35 Scale

Non Residential Activities are of an appropriate scale to protect the residential amenity of the residential Zone, and do not prejudice the operation and viability of other uses or activities in the residential Zone or other Zones.

The proposal involves the use of an existing outbuilding which, together with the proposed lean to, occupies approximately 24% of the overall site. 

 

The development incorporates landscaping along site boundaries to buffer the activity from adjoining residential land uses and maintain the amenity of the area.

 

The nature of the limousine service will result in minimal traffic movements as clients will not attend the site.  The minor scale of the development will not adversely impact on the residential amenity of the adjoining sites, nor will the use prejudice the operation of the Central Business District as the major commercial precinct. 

PC 36 Operation

Non Residential Activities are operated so as to ensure that the activities do not impact adversely on residential amenity.

The use will result in minimal vehicle movements as the service does not involve visitors attending the site and will operate only a single vehicle.  The development proposal is a very small scale activity and will not adversely impact on the residential amenity of the locality. 

 

Submissions:

 

One submission was received during the public notification period.  The submission refers to a licensing matter administered by the State Government and has no bearing on the land use assessment.

 

Assessment Summary:

 

Although the proposed use is inconsistent with the intent of the Residential Zone, it would be less susceptible to the adverse impacts of the adjacent rail corridor than a residential activity.  The operation of a limousine service is a low intensity activity that would not compromise the residential amenity of the locality.  No submissions were received from residents living in proximity to the site.

Consultation (internal/external):

Lou Scarpato – Local Government Planning Alliance

Department of Transport and Main Roads (Concurrence Agency)

Risk Assessment (Legal, Financial, Political etc.):

Legal - The applicant has appeal rights under SPA against any decision of Council.

Policy Implications:

The application does not compromise the Policy position of the Roma Town Planning Scheme.

Financial Resource Implications:

Any conditions imposed will be at the cost of the applicant.

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.3.1(a) Regulate and control development in a consistent and responsible manner that enhances the lifestyle of our community whilst promoting sustainable development.

Supporting Documentation:

1View

Development Plans

D11/19422

 

 

  


Attachment 1

Development Plans

 

Conditions of Approval imposed by Maranoa Regional Council as Assessment Manager for Material Change of Use – “Storage Facility” (Motor Vehicle Storage) at 61 Hawthorne Street, Roma, described as Lot 3 on RP71290

 

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 – “Storage Facility” (Motor Vehicle Storage) generally in accordance with the approved site plan: drawing reference: 41202 Rev B dated 11/03/2011.

 

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

 

5.      All landscaping, streetscaping, vehicular access, parking, roads, bikeways, footpaths and related items 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) Schedule 2: “Standards for Roads, Car Parking, Access and Manoeuvring Areas” (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.

 

6.      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.

 

Stormwater and Drainage

 

7.      Stormwater must not be allowed to pond on the property being developed during the development process and after 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.

 

8.      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.

 

9.      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 development have been completed.

 

10.    The 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.

 

11.    Soil erosion and sediment is controlled in accordance with Schedule 6: “Standards for Stormwater Drainage”.

 

Erosion Control

 

12.    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.

 

13.    During construction, soil erosion and sediment is to be managed in accordance with Schedule 7: “Standards for Construction Activity”

 

Services Provisions

 

14.    Connection to Council’s reticulated sewerage system to be undertaken in accordance with Schedule 5: “Standards for Sewerage Supply”, at no cost to Council.

 

15.    Connection to Council’s reticulated water supply system, up to and including a water meter, to be undertaken at no cost to Council.  

 

16.    If the premises is connected to a telecommunications reticulation 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).

 

17.    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 EDROC Standards Manual 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.

 

Rubbish Collection

 

18.    At all times 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.

 

19.    All bins shall be shielded from the view of travelling public and neighbours.

 

Car parking, Access & Manoeuvring

 

20.    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.

 

21.    The driveway crossover from Hawthorne Street shall be constructed in accordance with IPWEA Standard Drawing R-0050 (rev C dated 6/1/00) – minimum width ‘W’ = 3.0 metres.  Vehicle cross-over splays to extend from 3m wide at property boundary in Hawthorne Street to the line and level set by Council. 

 

22.    Vehicle manoeuvring areas must be provided on-site to ensure that all vehicles can enter and leave the site in a forward direction.

 

23.    Onsite car parking to be provided in accordance with the approved site plan: drawing reference: 41202 Rev B, dated 11/03/2011 and Schedule 2 - Standards for Roads, Car parking, Access and manoeuvring Areas.

 

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

 

Landscaping

 

25.    Landscaping is be provided with a minimum width of 3  metres adjacent to the front boundary of the site and 1.5 metres adjacent to all other site boundaries, excluding the site area occupied by the building and vehicle manoeuvring area.

 

26.    Vegetation is to have a mature height of at least 3 metres within 5 years of planing, unless planted under electricity lines where the mature height must not exceed 3 metres.

 

27.    Ground covers should fully cover the vegetation strip within 1 year of planting.

 

Avoiding Nuisance

 

28.    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.

 

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

 

30.    Any airconditioning, generator, refrigeration, pump, exhaust, fans, or other equipment must be acoustically screened to ensure noise levels do not exceed 5dB  above the background noise level.

 

31.    During the establishment of the approved development, no nuisance is to be caused to adjoining properties and occupiers by the way of smoke, dust, rubbish, contaminant, stormwater discharge or siltation at any time, including non-working hours.

 

Advertising Signs

 

32.    No advertising devices of any form are to be erected on the property without the prior consent of Council.

 

No Cost to Council

 

33.    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.

 

34.    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.

 

35.    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

 

36.    This development approval permits the storage of a maximum of two motor vehicles associated with the activity.

 

37.    No servicing of vehicles is to be carried out onsite.

 

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

 

 

 

 


 

 

   


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  13 July 2011

Status Report

Meeting: General  13 July 2011

Date: 14 July 2011

Item Number: 18.1

File Number: D11/19143

 

SUBJECT HEADING:                     Operations Management Report - June 2011

Classification:                                  Open Access 

Report compiled by:                       Stephen Mow, General Operations Manager

 

Month & Year of Report:                June, 2011

Name of Department:                     Operations Department

 

Executive Summary: 

The Operations Management Report provides Council with an update on projects currently undertaken by Council’s Operations Management Team.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation:

That Council receive and note the Officer’s report as presented.

 

 

OPERATIONAL REVENUE MANAGER’S REPORT

 

All information pertained in this report is as of Tuesday, 5 July 2011.

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND MAIN ROADS

 

Project Number

MRC RMPC 10/11

Project Description

 

Road Maintenance Performance Contract 2010/11

 

 

Project Summary

 

Annual maintenance contract for National and Other State Controlled Roads within Maranoa Regional Council.

Project Sponsor

Department of Transport and Main Roads (QLD Govt.)

Project Value

$1,873,904

 

Project Status

 

Contract expenditure during the final quarter of 2010/11 has been relatively consistent with original forecasts. Cashflow has slowed as the first few claims are processed through the new Authority system. A total of three (3) claims have been prepared and are to be submitted to the Department within the next ten (10) days.

 

 


 

Financial Summary

No. of Claims to Date       

 

5

Total Claimed to Date ($)    

941,116

Next Claim Expected

Claim  No. 6, 7 & 8 – Friday, 8th July 2011

 

Claim No. 6 ($270,000), 7 ($185,000) and 8 ($630,000) are the first claims to be processed through the new Authority system and are expected to be provided to the Department to Friday. 8th July 2011.  Due to the lack of claiming early in the financial year, Claim No. 8 will be the last under the 2010/11 RMPC Contract.

 

 

 

Milestones Complete since Last Report

 

§ Continuation shoulder sealing project along the Mitchell - St George Road                           (Ch 62.9km and 72.26km).  Gravel has been carted, mixed, layed, compacted and tested on LHS & RHS of Lot 1 (300m each side).  A bitumen seal on these lots was completed on Thursday 30 June 2011. 

 

§ Routine road maintenance such as pothole patching, herbicide spraying and slashing consistent with the May 2011 backlog list.

 

§ Preparation of Claim No. 7 & 8.

 

§ Receipt of Invitation to Offer Documents from the Department for the 2011/12 RMPC Contract.  The overall contract value has been increased by 4% with a total value for 2011/12 being $1,949,936.

 

§ Preparation and submission of Invitation to Offer Documents for 2011/12 RMPC Contract.  In addition to this the Quality and Environmental Management Plans for the contract were submitted to TMR for approval.

 

§ Completed cultural heritage “walk-through” (Saturday, 2 July 2011) with representative from the Department of Transport and Main Roads and local indigenous group on the Roma – Injune Road.  Work on the section of road was suspended by the Department until confirmation that the appropriate Environmental and Cultural Heritage clearances had been obtained.

 

 


Milestones Expected Next Month (July)

§ Continuation and finalization of the shoulder widening project along the                         Mitchell - St George Road (Ch 62.9km and 72.26km). The overall scope and length of this project has been reduced, with only approximately 50% of the original work to be completed.  The remainder of the works will be completed under the Department’s Flood Damage Restoration Program at a later date.

 

§ Routine road maintenance such as pothole patching, herbicide spraying and slashing consistent with the July 2011 backlog list.

 

§ Recommencement of major drainage cleaning along Roma – Injune Road.  The scope of works is focused on ensuring adequate drainage is re-instated (e.g. lower than subgrade level) before any major pavement restoration works are undertaken.  The drainage work has been temporarily suspended until confirmation that environmental and Cultural Heritage clearance has been obtained.

 

§ Revision of Quality Construction, Environmental Management, and Construction Safety Plans being used as part of the 2011/12 RMPC contract, if required.

 

 

Project Number

TMR FLOOD DAMAGE – MARCH 2010

Project Description

 

NDRRA Main Roads Flood Damage

 

 

Project Summary

 

 

NDRRA Flood Damage Emergent and Restoration works on National and Other State Controlled Roads within Maranoa Regional Council.

 

Project Sponsor

Department of Transport and Main Roads (QLD Govt.)

Project Value

Approx. $7M (estimated April 2011)

 

Project Status

 

Project Ongoing.  Project scope and value continues to evolve as the National and State Controlled Road Network continues to deteriorate and estimates of restoration works are finalised and approved.

 

The period in which emergent works can be completed has now passed (18 May 2011) with any further works completed to be of a restorative nature.  Council has been approached to undertake a portion of Department’s NDRRA restoration program on the Surat – St George, Mitchell – St George and Surat – Tara Roads.  Additional work was also offered to Council on the Roma – Taroom Road.  With our current internal commitments (Council’s Flood Damage Program) and resource levels (labour & plant) it is felt Council will struggle to deliver this project within the required timeframes.

 

With the emergent work period now expired any maintenance-type activities completed on the National and State Controlled Network from 18 May 2011 will be completed under the Councils’ annual RMPC Contract.   

 

 

Financial Summary

No. of Claims to Date       

7

Total Claimed to Date ($)    

5,187,266

Next Claim Expected

Claim No 4 (R) - Friday, 29 July 2011

All work completed up to the end of 05 July has been claimed.  

 

Milestones Complete since Last Report

 

§ Pavement stabilization and bitumen sealing of failed sections along the Roma Southern Road and Roma – Injune Road. 

§ Preparation and submission of Claim No. 4 (E) for $1,227,733.

 

 

§ Preparation and submission of Claim No. 1 - SWTD – 876 (Warrego Highway West Stabilising) for $398,000.

 

 

Milestones Expected Next Month (July)

 

§ Meeting with NDRAA representatives from the Department to discuss a restoration program on the Mitchell – St George Road to determine the scope of works that Council is able to adequately resource and deliver.

 

 

 

Project Number

SWTD-648

Project Description

 

Roma-Taroom Road (Ch 54.9km – 57.8km)

 

 

Project Summary

 

 

Realignment and full width construction to achieve an 8.0m seal between Ch 54.9km to Ch 57.8km (Lighthouse Section)

 

Project Sponsor

Department of Transport and Main Roads (QLD Govt.)

 

Project Supervisor

 

Gary Wehl

Project Value

$1,311,717

 

Project Status

 

Project continuing with a majority of the work over the last month (June) focused on completing the carting, placing and sealing Lots 8,7,6,5 & 4.  Over 90% of earthworks completed, with only minor trimming to be completed on Lots 2 & 1.

 

The current program of works indicates a project completion date of 15 July 2011.

 

 

Financial Summary

Project Expenditure to Date ($)

556,338

No. of Claims to Date       

3

Total Claimed to Date ($)    

690,606

Total Value of Variations to Date ($)

45,261

Next Claim Expected

Claim No. 4 – Friday, Friday, 22 July 2011

 

Expenditure and revenue in accord with expectations at this stage of the contract. 

 

 

Milestones Complete since Last Report

 

§ Approx. 90% of bulk earthworks completed.  There is approximately 2 days of bulk earthworks remaining on Lots 1 & 2 (Ch 57340 to Ch 57838).

 

§ Bitumen seal Lots 6 & 7 (Ch 55320 to Ch 56000).  A heavy shower of rain fell just prior to the sealing of these lots, however with further rain forecast (25mm +) it was decided to seal these section to reduce any further damage to the base pavement.  To date, these lots have shown no signs of deterioration or premature failure.

 

§ Cart, mix, lay, compact and test Lots 6, 5 & 4.

 

§ Submission of Claim No. 3 for approx. $395,000.

 

 

 

 

Milestones Expected Next Month (July)

 

§ Completion of all earthworks and embankment.

 

§ Install 450mm RCP at the junction of Lot 4 & 5.  It was agreed to install a RCP at this location as it was felt the current design would create a pooling effect in the drain on the side of the road. This work is a variation to the contract and will add approximately $13,500 to the final cost of the project.

 

§ Placement of base pavement on Lots 3, 2 and 1 (Ch 55650 to 57100).

 

§ Single coat bitumen seal of Lot 5 on Thursday, 7 July 2011.

 

§ Single coat bitumen seal 4 to 1.

 

§ Submission of Claim No. 4 + RCP Variation – approximately $350,000.

 

 


 

Risks & Issues

 

1.   Environmental/Weather – risk of creating unexpected rework.

The locally occurring soil is not favorable in terms of wet weather construction.  With a heavy black soil, even a small amount of rain (10mm) can cause both delays and damage to the project.

 

2.   Financial – risk of total project cost exceeding total project claims.

There is always an aspect of financial risk when engaging in fixed price, schedule of rates contracts.  At this stage, both expenditure and revenue are in accord with expectations.

 

 

 

 

 

Project Number

SWTD-346

Project Description

 

Wallumbilla South Road – Sandy Creek Realignment

 

 

Project Summary

 

 

Realignment of the Wallumbilla South Road and upgrade of Sandy Gully Floodway.

 

Project Sponsor

Department of Transport and Main Roads (QLD Govt.)

 

Project Supervisor

 

TBA

Project Value

$976,287

 

Project Status

 

Project in pre-construction phase.  Materials and contract documentation being prepared prior to the commencement of works.

 

 

Financial Summary

Project Expenditure to Date ($)

$46,231

No. of Claims to Date       

0

Total Claimed to Date ($)    

0

Total Value of Variations to Date ($)

0

 

Milestones Complete since Last Report

 

§ Delivery of culvert, pipe and headwalls.

 

 

Milestones Expected Next Month (July)

 

§ Address issues with Quality Construction Plan, Environmental Management Plan and Construction Safety Plan and re-submit to Department for final approval.

§ Preliminary works on the establishment of vehicle sidetrack.

§ Finalise culvert construction contract with subcontractor.

 

 

 

Risks & Issues

 

1.   Resource availability.

With Councils’ backlog of works (majority being attributed to flood damage restoration) the availability of resources to undertake specific drainage works is limited.  It is intended that the specific culvert work for this project (approx, $250,000) be contracted out.  The remaining $720,000 of earthworks and road construction would be completed by Council staff.

 

Report prepared by: Cameron Hoffmann, Operations Revenue Manager

 

 

TECHNICAL SERVICES  MANAGER’S REPORT

 

ASSET MANAGEMENT

 

 

Subject Heading:                Flood Modelling (NDRP)

 

This program is still progressing well; an amended Project Schedule is included below for council information. Engeny have been able to access all the information used for previous models and expect to receive new ALS data from DERM by the third week of July.  A report of findings is due for discussion in mid September.


SERVICE DEMAND & RESOURCES

The Mitchell Bore Replacement Tender – 11/26 was awarded to Prime Pump Company for

$105,600. A Tender for the switchboard replacement for both bores was called after the winner for Tender 11/26 was selected. Power Electrical Switchboards was the successful candidate with a price submission of $69,141.60 tendered. The remaining funds from the $270,000 budgeted for the project will be used on upgrades to the bore compounds, back up power supply and telemetry requirements.

Stage 2 of the Roma Sewer Main relining program is 95% completed. The CCTV and Cleaning component and the relining component are complete. The jump up relining (Tiger Tails) is currently being completed.

The Wallumbilla bore contract is progressing again. The cement has been balanced in the production casing as per DERM requirements and the 100hr Flow test commenced on Monday July 4th.

The Southern Road water main project- (900m of 250mm water main) is 100% complete. ($210,000 budgeted Item – Raw Water Reuse Project).

The construction of an Automatic Chlorinator/Analyser Building has been completed at the Whip St Site. This is in preparation for the Chlorine Equipment quote that has been awarded to Aquapure Constructions.

Fleming’s water main project has been completed.

The water meter replacement project has been completed.

The garbage collection Tender for Injune has been officially awarded to Glenda McPhee.

The Fluoridation Concept report draft has been completed. A meeting with DERM in Brisbane has been organised for 15th July to gain support for our proposal before lodgement

ROMA AIRPORT UPGRADE

Construction of the new Public Carpark at the Roma Aerodrome has been awarded to Town & Country Industries Pty Ltd with a contract value of $1,713,477.13 (ex GST) ($1,884,824.84 in GST). Construction works commenced on the 20th June 2011 at the site. The estimated duration to complete the works under contract is 11 weeks with an estimated practical completion date of 30th September 2011 (subject to weather and unforseen delays).

To facilitate construction of the terminal, public carpark and also the runway overlay works, a second access has been constructed into the Roma Aerodrome site to enable separation of the travelling public vehicles and the construction traffic that will be using Airport Drive until December 2011. Linemarking and minor signage works are yet to be completed. The second access has been sealed for the full length to maintain service standards. Opening of this second access will occur on Monday 11th July 2011, with public traffic utilising this access as designed.

Woollam Constructions have completed building platform earthworks and have completed drilling all piers associated with the foundation of the new terminal building. Steel work is currently being set into the piers with pier concreting works expected to take place the week of the 4th July 2011. 1st Slab pour is expected to take place on 28th July 2011 with subsequent pours to complete slab and foundation works expected to be completed by 8th August 2011. Structural steel fabrication is expected to commence 11th July 2011.

The Runway overlay and correction works are planning to commence August 2011. Fulton Hogan Industries are completing the mix designs based on physical samples of locally sourced aggregates and filler materials. The current design will then be reviewed in line with budget allowances.

Design for the new Dash 8-400 series apron are completed. Stakeholder consultation on relocation of infrastructure airside is taking longer then expected.  Lighting relocation works along with electrical service relocation works are currently delaying works.

Construction is complete on the relocation of the Ground Signal Area. The Primary Illuminated Wind Direction Indicator construction works is progressing. The relocation of the Automated Weather Station (AWIS) is taking longer to formalise then expected. Every attempt is being made with the Bureau to assist them in achieving our project timeframes and also assist with the relocation works required.

A formal offer has been made by Ergon Energy to Maranoa Regional Council to carry out installation of service supply headworks to the site to cater for expected demand loads placed on the network grid once construction works have been completed at the site. Costs of this work have come in under budget allowances.

The security screening requirements, to be met by 1st July 2012, are expected to be implemented early 2012 for functionality testing, operational stability and commissioning. Funding approval has been secured from the Office of Transport and Security. Preparation of tender documents for equipment supply will be progressed through the month of July 2011.

Currently, the overall Roma Aerodrome upgrade project is expected to be completed by end November 2011 / early December 2011 (weather permitting and subject to unforseen construction delays) with final fitout occurring through January / February 2012.

 

Report prepared by: Kym Downey, Technical Services & Special Projects Manager

 

 

COMMERCIAL MANAGER’S REPORT

 

PLANT AND FLEET MANAGEMENT

 

Subject Heading:                  Plant Utilisation

 

Subject Heading:                  Plant & Workshop Staffing

A formal offer is currently been made to an applicant to fill the Mitchell Workshop Forman position on a permanent basis.  The current Trades Assistant has been appointed as an apprentice with recognition of his prior learning.  An additional mechanic has been permanently appointed to the Mitchell workshop with staff from Mitchell also supporting the Surat area plant maintenance requirements.

There are still major issues with filling the mechanic position in Surat.  The current process of servicing the Plant and Fleet at Surat will continue with the mobile service from Mitchell and/or Roma.  This method will also be extended to maintaining the Yuleba plant as well given the mechanic vacancy and the transfer of the Workshop Forman to Mitchell.

 

Plant Condition Assessment (Yellow and Large Trucks)

The above assessment has been completed by Roadtek. There where a number of plant

items that needed immediate work to ensure they where in working condition to suit the use

they are being applied to.

 

 

Subject Heading:                  Future Plans and Actions

The following tasks and activities are scheduled to occur over the next few months within the Plant and Fleet Unit:

 

1.   Develop the next year’s budget replacement listing for Yellow Plant, Trucks and light fleet;

2.   Ensure use is made of the current NAVMAN tracking software is being used to assist plant utilisation and management decisions;

3.   Review the staffing and levels of service being offered in each location within the region is underway.


STORES AND PURCHASING

 

Subject Heading:                  Current Tenders

 

TENDER

CLOSING DATE

CONTACT

Expression Of Interest – Flood Recovery Works

21/07/11

Kevin Searle

 

UPCOMING TENDERS

Fuel Supply Diesel for Region

Current Fuel tender has been extended till the 31-8-2011.  Suppliers – Caltex, IOR & South Qld Fuel Supplies have been advised and have accepted the extension.

 

Subject Heading:                  Depot Operations

The acquisition and installation of an emulsion tank and related services in the Cartwright Street Roma depot has been installed and is currently being bunded to finalize the project.  This will ensure that Council is not paying a premium to use the Main Roads emulsion at Tiffin Street and will reduce the number of pods required at the Depot

 

COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS DIRECTORATE SUPPORT

 

Subject Heading:                  Authority Software System

My team have been involved in the implementation of the Authority System as it relates to the Operations Department.  The Store, Plant and Purchasing components of the software are my areas responsibility.

The invoice processing procedure has been streamlined significantly and work is now underway to assist with fine tuning and identifying staff who have not been following the correct process. 

 

Subject Heading:                  Quarry Accounting

The fortnightly processing of the Quarry Dockets, Invoicing and stores processing is a very time consuming task however this should improve with the implementation of the weighbridge at the quarry but additional processes and procedures will need to be developed and implemented.  Additionally appropriate checks and balances have been put in place to ensure, production, sales and cost of goods sold are correctly brought to account.

A Stocktake measure up has been arranged for the Quarry material at 30 June 2011.  Work is now underway to ensure the information provided by the weighbridge is in a form that can be used to compile the external invoicing and internal sales journals.

Subject Heading:                  Other Tasks and Activities

§ Review of Operations Department Budget to Actual costs and Revised Budget

2010-11 and 2011-12 Budget submissions;

§ RMPC and TIDS claims prepared and submitted to Main Roads Department.

Report prepared by: Stephen Hoffmann, Commercial Manager

 

GENERAL OPERATIONS MANAGER’S REPORT

 

Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA)

Formal submissions are being finalised for all three flooding events, with the compilation of damage information, restoration details, photographs etc almost complete.

 

There has been no word yet on whether the 12 month time extension has been approved for event 1 (Cyclones Olga, Neville, Ului, and Paul during Jan – April 2010).  This event contains the majority of funding, which currently stands at $97,887,794.   The schedule of works for event 1 currently identifies the completion of the program in mid 2013.  Without the 12 month extension being approved the work is supposed to be completed by June 2012 otherwise a substantial amount of funding will be foregone.    This issue currently represents the largest risk to the flood recovery project.

 

Compilation of information for Emergency Management Queensland is continuing as part of Council’s Counter Disaster claim.

Expressions of Interest for contractors interested in undertaking flood restoration work for Council are currently being re-advertised.  Tenders have closed for the crushing of gravel at various pits for flood recovery work.  The results of this tender are currently being assessed.  A pavement stabilisation contract for the Mt Abundance Rd has been prepared and sent to contractors on the Expression of Interest List, with one contractor submitting a price to undertake the work. Discussions with the contractor on their price, as well as other alternatives to completing the work are being investigated.

To date the total claims for work submitted under restoration of essential public assets is $10,668,632 and for emergent work is $3,114,691.

The position of Project Officer – Flood Damage has been recently re-advertised as a result of the resignation of David Mole from the position.

Other

The annual tender for the supply, cart, heating and spraying of hot bitumen has been advertised and closed on 22 June 2011.  An assessment of the tenders is currently being undertaken.

 

Supporting Documentation:

 

1View

Works Program

D11/19142

   


Attachment 1

Works Program

 

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