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Minutes of the General Meeting of maranoa Regional Council held at Roma Administration Centre on 13 July 2011 commencing at 9.00AM

 

ATTENDANCE

 

Mayor Cr. R S Loughnan chaired the meeting with, Deputy Mayor Cr. T G Hartley, Cr. J P Bartels, Cr. J L Chambers, Cr. R J Denton, Cr M L Price, Cr. W M Newman, Cr. W S Wason, Cr. J S Watson, Acting Chief Executive Officer – Michael Parker, Director Community Services – Tony Klein, Director Planning & Environment – Rob Hayward, Acting Director Operations – Stephen Mow, Manager Community Development – Noela Ward, Works Overseer Roma - Julian McEwan, Regional Sport & Recreation Coordinator – Fiona Vincent, Regional Youth Coordinator – Stephanie Glasson, Regional Arts & Culture Coordinator – Rebecca Girle, Community Development Coordinator – Roma – Mark McDevitt, Community Development Coordinator – Injune – Heidi Schutt, Community Development Coordinator – Surat – Nicola Gear, Community Development Coordinator – Mitchell – Jane Fenton, Planning & Development Officer – Danielle Pearn, Planning & Environment Support Officer - Jessica Reiser, Executive Support & Media Officer – Lauren Fraser and Kelly Rogers, Minutes Officer in attendance.

 

GUESTS

 

Fiona Ellis of Mallesons and Catherine Cocks, representing QPILCH.

Shaun Walsh representing PLACE Design group.

 

WELCOME

 

The Mayor welcomed all present and declared the meeting open at 9.03 AM.

 

APOLOGIES   

 

There were no aplogies for the meeting.

 

Confirmation of Minutes 

 

Resolution No. GM.247.11

Moved Cr Chambers                                                     Seconded Cr Denton

 

That the minutes of the General Meeting (11-29.06.11) held on 29 June 2011 be confirmed.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Delegated Officer

Executive Services Coordinator

 

Business Arising FROM MiNUTES

 

There was no business arising from the minutes.

 

On the Table

 

There were no items for discussion on the table.

 

Presentations/Petitions and Deputations

 

Fiona Ellis of Mallesons and Catherine Cocks, representing QPILCH.

Shaun Walsh representing PLACE Design group.

 

Consideration of notices of business

 

There were no notices of business for consideration.

 


Consideration of notices of motion

 

Item Number:                                   8.1

File Number: D11/18990

Subject Heading:                          Maranoa Retirement Village Future          Operations

Author and Councillor’s Title:           Cr. Jason Bartels

Executive Summary:  

Councillor Notice of Rescission with respect to the Maranoa Retirement Village future operation previously addressed at the General Meeting of Council held 25 May 2011.

 

Discussion:

Cr. Wason put forward a procedural motion that ‘the motion be put’.  Council in turn voted on the procedural motion with a majority of Council not in favour of ‘putting the motion’.  Debate was then taken by Council with the motion then put.

 

Resolution No. GM.248.11

Moved Cr Bartels                                                          Seconded Cr Chambers  

That Council Rescind Resolution Number GM. 194.11. stating:-

 

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 (RADF) and that Council contributes $ 1,250,000 to the project in line with its RDAF application and in accordance with resolution GM.144.11 of 27 April 2011 and

 

That Council resolves to decommission the Maranoa Retirement Village on or before 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 31  October 2011, Council facilitates the transfer of as many residential aged care bed licenses 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.

 

MOTION LOST                                                                                                               4/5

 

Discussion Continued:

Cr. Wason put forward a counter motion, to which the Mayor requested a Mover and Seconder to the motion.  No vote was taken at this time with Council determining that the matter should lie on the table for further consideration at a later point during the meeting.

 

Cr. Newman requested a progress update on enquiries undertaken to date by the Maranoa Retirement Village Auxiliary, as members were present in the Gallery.  In response the Mayor invited Chair Rob Cornish forward to speak.

 

Resolution No.

Moved Cr. Wason

Seconded Cr. Denton

 

1.     That Council confirm in the 2011-12 budget the amount of $1.25 million toward the construction of the proposed MPHS facility.  That amount is to represent Council’s financial commitment toward the project in future applications;

 

2.     That Council renews its endeavours to partner with the Maranoa Retirement Village Auxiliary to construct the new MPHS facility as soon as possible;

 

3.     That Rob Cornish be invited to travel with the Mayor at Council’s expense where appropriate to lobby for funding to build the MPHS facility;

 

4.     For further funding from Maranoa Regional council that Council canvas all residents regarding their options on Maranoa Retirement Village.

 

NO VOTE TAKEN                                                                             

 

 

Item Number:                                   8.2

File Number: D11/19004

Subject Heading:                          Electoral Division Arrangements

Author and Councillor’s Title:           Cr. Scott Wason

Executive Summary:  

Councillor Notice of Motion with respect to Electoral Division arrangements.

 

Discussion:

The Mayor invited discussion from Council with each in turn speaking for or against the motion.

 

 



Resolution No. GM.249.11

Moved Cr Wason                                                          Seconded Cr Price  

  1. That Council support a change in the electoral arrangements for Maranoa Regional Council to a combination of three single-member divisions and one multi-member 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.

 

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

 

  1. 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 to Council residents and publish on Council’s website.

 

MOTION LOST                                                                                                               4/5

 

Delegated Officer

Acting Chief Executive Officer

  

 

Reception of notices of motion for next meeting

 

No notices of motion were received for the next meeting.

 

Business

 

Executive Services

 

Item Number:                                   10.1

File Number: D11/19006

Subject Heading:                          Appointment of Independent Local Government Ethics Advisor

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

Executive Summary: 

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

 

Resolution No. GM.250.11

Moved Cr Watson                                                         Seconded Cr Wason  

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

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Delegated Officer

Acting Chief Executive Officer

 


 

Corporate Services

 

Item Number:                                   12.1

File Number: D11/19008

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

Author and 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 decided how the public interest testing of the proposed local laws and subordinate local laws should be undertaken.

 

Discussion:

The Acting CEO provided background outlining Council’s statutory requirements in relation to this item.

 

Resolution No. GM.251.11

Moved Cr Chambers                                                     Seconded Cr Price  

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 a 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 contains 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.

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Delegated Officer

Administration Manager

 


 

Item Number:                                   12.2

File Number: D11/19050

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

Author and 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. 

 

Resolution No. GM.252.11

Moved Cr Price                                                             Seconded Cr Denton  

 

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.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Delegated Officer

Administration Manager

 


 

Item Number:                                   12.3

File Number: D11/19103

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

Location:                                          Lot 44 on Y22110

Applicant:                                         Department of Environment and Resource Management

Author and 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.

 

Resolution No. GM.253.11

Moved Cr Chambers                                                     Seconded Cr Watson  

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

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Delegated Officer

Information Manager

 

 

Operations

 

Item Number:                                   13.1

File Number: D11/19025

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

Location:                                          Roma Quarry

Author and 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.

 

Resolution No. GM.254.11

Moved Cr Wason                                                          Seconded Cr Newman  

That Council awards 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.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Delegated Officer

Acting General Operations Manager

 


 

Item Number:                                   13.2

File Number: D11/19037

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

Applicant:                                         Operations Department

Author and 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.

 

Resolution No. GM.255.11

Moved Cr Denton                                                          Seconded Cr Watson  

That Council accepts 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.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Delegated Officer

Contracts Manager

 

 

Subject Heading:  suspension of standing orders

Council adjourned for morning tea at 10.12am

 

Subject Heading:  resumption of standing orders

Council returned from morning tea at 11.05am

 

Cr. Bartels left the Chambers at 10.12am.

 

Planning & Environment

 

Item Number:                                   14.1

File Number: D11/19162

Subject Heading:                          Development Application for Material Change        of Use - Store Facility (MOTOR VEHICLE STORAGE)

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

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

Author and Officer’s Title:                Danielle Pearn, 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. 

 

 

Resolution No. GM.256.11

Moved Cr Watson                                                         Seconded Cr Newman  

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 following conditions:-

 

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.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Delegated Officer

Planning & Development Officer

  


 

Status Reports

 

Operations

 

Item Number:                                   18.1

File Number: D11/19143

Subject Heading:                          Operations Management Report - June 2011

Author and Officer’s Title:                Stephen Mow, Acting Director, Operations

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.

 

Discussion:

The Mayor invited Councillors to attend the initial Roma Flood Study meeting to be held on 26 July 2011 at 1.00pm.  Cr. Wason indicated an interest to participate.  This is also the date of Council’s next scheduled workshop.

 

Resolution No. GM.257.11

Moved Cr Wason                                                          Seconded Cr Price  

That Council receive & note the Operations Management Report for June 2011 as presented..

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Delegated Officer

Acting Director, Operations

  

 

In accord with the provisions of section 72 of the Local Government (Operations) Regulation 2010, Council resolved to close the meeting to discuss items it has deemed to be of a confidential nature and specifically pertaining to the following sections:-

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

          (d)      rating concessions;

 

Resolution No. GM.258.11

Moved Cr Denton                                                          Seconded Cr Price  

That Council close the meeting to the public

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 

Resolution No. GM.259.11

Moved Cr Waston                                                         Seconded Cr Denton

That Council open the meeting to the public

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      8/0

 


 

PRESENTATION

Catherine Cocks of QPILCH provided an overview of the organisation and the services they offer.  QPILCH was established in 2001 and 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 provide assistance in civil law matters and cannot assist with family or criminal law.

 

For individuals, community organisations & small business they would continue to seek advice initially with the local legal community centre prior to approaching QPILCH. Public interest matters are a special focus of QPILCH.

 

Fiona Ellis seconded from Mallesons’ discussed aspects of assistance provided in dealing with Insurer’s and representations in the instance of declined claims or assisting with the submission of flood damage claims.

 

Information facts sheets were provided to Council for public access at Council Customer Service locations.

 

Subject Heading:  suspension of standing orders

Council adjourned for lunch at 12.35pm

 

Subject Heading:  resumption of standing orders

Council returned from lunch at 1.11pm

 

Cr. Bartels entered the Chambers at 1.11pm.

 

PRESENTATION

Shaun Walsh representing PLACE Design group presented an overview of the progress and process of compiling the draft ‘Placemaking Plans’ for the region.

 

He further explained concepts for each of the town or locality proposals, giving rational behind the recommended solutions.  The draft will be released for further public consultation to gain further comment prior to finalisation.

 

Item Number:                                   20.1

File Number: D11/19110

Subject Heading:                          Proposal to Purchase Leased Residential       Properties in Surat

Location:                                          Surat

Author and Officer’s Title:                Margaret Langton, Regional Housing Coordinator

Executive Summary:

Department of Communities Property Portfolio have approached Council with a proposal for Council to purchase the three properties in Surat that Council currently lease from them for employee housing.

 

Discussion:

The Mayor invited discussion from Council allowing speakers for and against the motion.

Council determined that the matter should lie on the table pending further investigations.

 

Resolution No. GM.260.11

Moved Cr Newman                                                       Seconded Cr Wason  

That the matter lay on the table to allow for further investigations as to the condition of the properties in question, future budgetary projections for maintenance, including current and future tenancy arrangements of the properties.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

Delegated Officer

Regional Housing Coordinator

 

 

Item Number:                                   20.2

File Number: D11/19118

Subject Heading:                          Marketing Rent Council and Community    Housing

Author and Officer’s Title:                Margaret Langton, Regional Housing Coordinator

Executive Summary:

This monthly report is presented to Council to provide a summary of the performance of Council’s Business Units both over the past month and year to date.  The information in this report aims to review the month’s activities, give an overview of financial performance and bring to Council’s attention any emerging issues.

 

Resolution No. GM.261.11

Moved Cr Watson                                                         Seconded Cr Hartley  

That the market rent figures as categorised by sub-region for community and council housing properties be increased to the suggested levels (market rates) as recommended below:-

 

Market Rent figures for Community Housing Properties

 

ROMA

Description

Market Rent

(per fortnight)

2 bedroom brick unit

$400

2 bedroom brick duplex

$400

3 bedroom brick unit

$500

2 bedroom hardiplank/timber residence

$500

3 bedroom hardiplank/timber residence

$600

3 bedroom brick residence  (Public Housing area of town)

$620

4 bedroom brick residence (Public Housing area of town)

$720

 

INJUNE

Description

Market Rent

(per fortnight)

4 bedroom brick residence

$370

3 bedroom brick residence

$350

3 bedroom hardiplank/timber residence

$340

2 bedroom brick units

$260

2 bedroom hardiplank/timber units

$260

 

SURAT

Description

Market Rent

(per fortnight)

2 bedroom hardiplank/timber units

$280

3 bedroom timber residence (old)

$270

Duplex

1 bedroom

$200

2 bedroom

$260

 

MITCHELL

Description

Market Rent

(per fortnight)

Duplex

2 bedroom hardiplank/timber

$320

2 bedroom brick

$300

2 bedroom brick (older units)

$280

2 bedroom brick residence

$300

3 bedroom brick residence

$360

4 bedroom brick residence

$420

3 bedroom hardiplank/timber residence

$400

 

WALLUMBILLA

Description

Market Rent

Duplex

2 bedroom brick

$300

2 bedroom hardiplank/fibro

$260

3 bedroom hardiplank/fibro

$300

3 bedroom fibro residence

$440

 

YULEBA

Description

Market Rent

(per fortnight)

3 bedroom hardiplank/fibro residence

$300

5 bedroom hardiplank residence

$420

 

 

Rent figures for Council Housing Properties

 

ROMA

Description

Market Rent

(per fortnight)

74 Bowen Street

$520

 South Street (Airport House)

$600

Bassett Park Residence

$520

Saleyards Residence

$520

Trainer’s Residence

$520

 

INJUNE

Description

Market Rent

(per fortnight)

56 Ronald Street

$300

54 Ronald Street

$340

16 Third Avenue

$300

17 Railway Parade

$350

 

SURAT

Description

Market Rent

(per fortnight)

91a Burrows Street

$340

3 King Street

$400

72 Burrows Street

$350

Racecourse Residence

$320

114 William Street

$340

Leased Properties

37 Charles Street

$340

112 William Street

$340

45 William Street

$340

 

MITCHELL

Description

Market Rent

(per fortnight)

27 Edinburgh Street

$300

36 Edinburgh Street

$320

38 Edinburgh Street

$320

11 Adelaide Street

$260

Unit 1 Ann Street (OPA Hut)

$50

Unit 2 Ann Street (OAP Hut)

$50

Unit 3 Ann Street (OAP Hut)

$50

Saleyards House

$320

171 Alice Street

$350

197 Alice Street

$300

2 Elizabeth Street

$250

52 Oxford Street

$320

 

YULEBA

Description

Market Rent

(per fortnight)

8 Perry Street

$220

18 Stephenson Street

$320

17 Flinders Street

$300

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Delegated Officer

Regional Housing Coordinator

 

 

Item Number:                                   20.3

File Number: D11/19124

Subject Heading:                          Concession or Rebate on Water Fees

Location:                                          Roma

Applicant:                                         P E Meaton

Author and Officer’s Title:                Karen Searle, Financial Services & Rates Coordinator

Kirsty Grams, Rates Officer

Executive Summary:

The applicant would like to apply for a water concession or rebate on the water consumption for the specified property, as his grandson needs a Water lift to access his amenities. The lift uses 20 litres of water each use and is used on average 5 times a day.

 

Discussion:

Council sought officer clarification in relation to this item and determined that the matter should lay on the table for presentation at the next General Meeting of Council on 27 July 2011.

 

Delegated Officer

Rates Officer/Financial Services & Rates Coordinator/Executive Services Coordinator

 

 

Item Number:                                   20.4

File Number: D11/19135

Subject Heading:                          Request for rates discount

Location:                                          Wallumbilla, Queensland

Applicant:                                         Simon Body

Author and Officer’s Title:                Karen Searle, Financial Services & Rates Coordinator

Kirsty Grams, Rates Officer


 

Executive Summary:

Correspondence was received from the applicant requesting that discount be granted on his three properties within the Maranoa Regional Council. The applicant states that he received a notice from another council where he pays rates advising that an extension on the discount period was given due to the flooding.

 

Resolution No. GM.262.11

Moved Cr Hartley                                                          Seconded Cr Price  

That Council resolves not to allow the discount as it not the fault of Council’s as to why the payment was not received.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Delegated Officer

Rates Officer/Financial Services & Rates Coordinator

 

 

 

Item Number:                                   20.4

File Number: NA

Subject Heading:                          MARANOA RETIREMENT VILLAGE

Executive Summary:

Continued discussion in relation to future Aged Care solutions in Mitchell.

 

Discussion:

Earlier during the meeting the proposal to rescind resolution GM.194.11 was

‘Put to the vote’ with the motion lost.  Cr. Wason then put forward a counter motion.  At that time ‘No Vote’ was taken on the motion.  A subsequent amendment to the motion has now been put forward, with both the ‘Mover’ and ‘Seconder’ in favour of the amendments.  The motion was then put to the vote and outcomes recorded as follows:-

 

Resolution No. GM.263.11

Moved Cr. Wason

 Seconded Cr. Denton

 

1.     That Council confirm in the 2011-12 budget the amount of $1.25 million toward the construction of the MPHS or other facility.  That amount is to represent Council’s financial commitment toward the project in future applications; or that Council commit $1.25 million to accommodate development of an aged care solution in Mitchell;

 

2.     That Council renews its endeavours to partner with the Maranoa Retirement Village Auxiliary to construct the new MPHS or other solution as soon as possible;

 

3.     That Rob Cornish be invited to travel with the Mayor at Council’s expense where appropriate to lobby for funding to build the MPHS facility or other solution;

 

4.     For further funding from Maranoa Regional Council that Council survey all Electors/Householders/wider community regarding their opinion on residential aged care in Mitchell, working in partnership with the Maranoa Retirement village Auxiliary to formulate appropriate questions for the survey.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                              9/0

 

Delegated Officer

Director Community Services

 

The Mayor advised Council of a public Senate inquiry to be held in Roma on 18 July 2011 investigating impacts of the Coal Seam Gas Industry encouraging Councillors to engage with their local networks to ensure parties were aware of the inquiry to allow development of submissions for attending interested parties.

 

Delegated Officer

Councillors

 

 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business, the Mayor thanked Council for their attendance and declared the meeting closed at 2.25 PM.

                                 

 

These Minutes are to be confirmed at the next General Meeting of Council to be held on 27 July 2011, at Injune Administration Centre.

 

 

 

 

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